Patricia A. Young, 76

Patricia A. Young, 76, 225 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

She was born on April 25, 1936, in Minster, to Urban Joseph and Neoma E. (Depweg) Wetzel. She married Philip R. Young on June 27, 1959, and he preceded her in death in 1986.

She is survived by four sons, David (Melissa) Young of Concord, N.C., Dean (Angela) Young of Chicago, Ill., Paul (Cynthia) Young of Atlanta, Ga., William (Cara) Young of St. Marys; two daughters, Mary Beth (Steve) Mielke of St. Marys and Amy (Andrew) Menker of St. Marys; five brothers, Tom (Chris) Wetzel of Cleveland, Leonard (Lois) Wetzel of Jupiter, Fla., Gene (Cathy) Wetzel of Cleveland, Phil (Darlene) Wetzel of Dayton, David (Barbara) Wetzel of Mexico; four sisters, Bonnie (Fred) Schmeider of Columbus, Margaret Slonkosky of Minster, Mary (George) Brown of Minster, Evonne Stechschulte of Minster; and 19 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sam Wetzel and John Wetzel; two sisters, Teresa Murnane and Marlene Wetzel.

Patty was a 1954 graduate of Minster High School. She was an avid member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys. She was also a member of the Altar Society, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Regnum Christi and Legion of Mary. She was very active in the church choir and the Eucharistic Ministries at Otterbein in St. Marys.   

Patty was a devoted wife and mother, a fun-loving grandma and had many great friends. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of her, we find solace knowing that she is now with God. She is at peace. And for that, we are grateful.

In addition, she enjoyed and cherished every moment she spent with her family. Her hobbies included gardening and ski outings with her ski group and her bridge club. She especially loved preparing and serving holiday meals to her family and grandchildren.

Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. in the Cisco Funeral Home of St. Marys, located at 1175 E. Greenville Road.

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Holy Rosary Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating and the Revs. Ned Brown and Tony Cutcher co-officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.

Contributions can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School, St. Marys.

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