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Sunday, November 19, 2023
2:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)
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Alice A. Schimpf, 93, of Sulphur Springs died peacefully Monday, November 13, 2023 at Orchard Park Assisted Living under the care of Gentiva Hospice.
Alice and her twin sister, Lois, were born January 30, 1930 in the family home in Liberty Twp. to the late Elwood and Norma (Probst) Ulmer. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1948. After working as a legal secretary, she married Robert Gerhart on September 17, 1950 and she became a career homemaker and farm wife. She and Robert had five children before his untimely death from emphysema on January 29, 1959. Alice then married Walter A. Schimpf on August 14, 1965 and another son was born to the family.
Alice will be remembered for her beautiful and distinct smile. She devoted her life to serving others and she served them well. Alice was very active at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Women of the Church, captained the Women’s Dartball team, and collected money for the Relay for Life team. She was also a member of the former Sulphur Springs Guiding Mothers Club and, with Walter, organized many Firemen Festival 5k runs.
Alice was a big sports fan. She and Walter followed Colonel Crawford sports and never missed a basketball game during which Alice kept stats in her trusty notebook. They also loved square dancing in years past and Alice accompanied Walter on his 5k runs all over Ohio. Alice supported her family in all their endeavors and adored babies, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and Lois also attended several Twinsburg Twin Festivals where they won awards and sharing the company of so many other twins.
Alice is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter Schimpf; children, Joanne Noice, James Gerhart, Janis (John) Grau, Jeanne (James) Thompson, Jerry (Carla) Gerhart, and Eric (Amy) Schimpf; grandchildren, Kate (Joel) Noice Oliphint, Alexis (Daniel) Noice Killoren, Courtney (Matt) Gerhart Ogorzaly, Jacob (Casie) Grau, Adam (Megan) Grau, Justin Weisenauer, Leah (Chad) Weisenauer Filliater, Caleb (Jamie) Gerhart, Kyle Schimpf, Audrey Schimpf, and Erin (Don) Fishpaw; great grandchildren, Liam, Maggie, Abe, Molly, Levi, Braeden, Quinn, Gavin, Cole, Lilly, Ben, Jaron, Aleece, Jenna, Greyson, Graham, Gia, Jeremiah, and Evan; sisters, Nina Noblit and Joyce (Paul) Hartschuh; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Vic) Cassaro, brother-in-law, Jim Etzinger; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Rhonda Gerhart; great grandchildren, Luke Weisenauer and Hope Grau; twin sister, Lois Riedel; sister, Annabelle Gerhart Riedel; her sisters’ husbands, Donald Noblit, Paul Riedel, and Arthur Gerhart; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, November 19 from 2-5 pm at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus and on Monday, November 20 from 10-10:50 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4707 Ridgeton-Annapolis Rd. The funeral will be held at the church on Monday at 11:00 am with Pastor William Hutflies officiating and burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Donations in Alice’s memory can be made payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Gentiva Hospice, or Colonel Crawford Athletic Boosters and given through the funeral home. Memories and photos can be shared on the guestbook.