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Elizabeth Rosina King, 92, of Countryside Continuing Care Center, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012.
She was born in New Bremen on Aug. 19, 1919, to Harry and Bertha (Huelsmeyer) Wiehe. Elizabeth married the love of her life, James P. King, in New Bremen on Oct. 12, 1940. They were married for 57 years.
Elizabeth was a homemaker raising three sons, John R. King, Thomas H. King and David J. King.
Survivors include sons, Thomas (Rustae) of Fremont and David (Linda) of Mineral Ridge; daughter-in-law, Karen King (John) of Nokesville, Va.; grandsons, Keith King (Debbie) of Tacoma, Wash., Aaron King (Sara) of West Chester; granddaughter, Krista Galvez (Tony) of Lawndale, Calif.; stepgranddaughters Michelle Attreed (Kevin) of Manasses, Va.; and Kelley Hoff of Hoboken, N.J.; six great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; her son, John; an infant daughter, Rebecca; two brothers, Howard and Victor Wiehe; three sisters, Ruth (Richard) King, Edna (Wallace) Hirschfeld and Bernice (Willis) Wittenbrink.
She was a member of First United Church of Christ in Fremont and was an active member of the Women’s Fellowship and Sew’n So’s quilting group. She loved to help in the church kitchen. She loved to cook, fish and garden. Elizabeth was well known for her homemade pies and candy.
Her chicken noodle soup recipe is still used for the church’s Ice Cream Social. She especially loved spending time with family and traveling. Many family vacations were spent together on fishing trips, cruises and taking grandchildren to see the world.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved to keep in touch with siblings as well as nieces and nephews even though they may be miles away.
Elizabeth also was a member of the Fremont Women’s Federation and the Countywide Garden Club.
She often entered flower arrangements and dinner place setting in the Sandusky County Fair.
Elizabeth loved being a gracious hostess to the agents and wives of her husband’s Nationwide Insurance district.
Calling hours will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral and Cremation Service at 416 S. Arch St., Fremont, OH 43420.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Road, Fremont, with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Revs. Elaine Bast and Nancy Smith will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or to the Gideons International. Online condolences may be shared at www.kokm.net.