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Margene E. Graessle, 96

June 27, 2012

Margene E. Graessle, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.

She was born on May 22, 1916, in Buckland, to Edgar R. and Carrie M. (Snyder) Mertz, and they preceded her in death.  

On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Frederick W. Graessle, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2003.

She is survived by a brother; four nephews; a niece; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; five great-great-newphews; a close family friend.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.  

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour before the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Auglaize County Humane Society or to the First English Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be expressed at

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