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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Mary A. Wagenblast, 93, of Bucyrus died peacefully Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Maplecrest Assisted Living where she resided due to failing health.
She was born December 9, 1924 to the late Harry and Ruth (Bailey) Chapman and raised in Tiffin where she attended Columbian High School. While visiting her sister in Fort Hood, Texas, she was introduced to Melvin L. Wagenblast, a soldier from Oregon. They were married April 23, 1944 and moved to Bucyrus where Mary raised her family before working at Newberry for nine years and in food service at Bucyrus High School for 19 years. She was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church and was also an active volunteer, serving as a Brownie and Girl Scout Advisor, Red Cross volunteer, Grey Lady at Bucyrus Community Hospital, and supporting the Audubon Society.
Mary will be remembered as a feisty, vibrant lady who loved her pets and family. Her grandchildren enjoyed her energy and were always laughing at one of her sayings. She and Melvin enjoyed camping with her siblings and extended family in the 1970s and she kept busy with crafts and her doll collection. She also loved to garden and the company of her pets, including dogs, cats, fish, and birds.
Mary is survived by four children, Ronald and wife Marjorie of Marion, Vivian Alspach, Linda Pfahler, and Dennis Wagenblast, all of Bucyrus; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Joanne), Paul, and Walter (Beverly) Chapman; and sisters, Betty Travis and Frances Keiffer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Melvin; her brothers, Ross, William, Robert, Kenneth, and Wilbur; and sisters, Gladys Morrison and Corabelle Chapman.
Mary’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30 from 4-7 pm at Wise Funeral Service where her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 pm with Pastor Renee Ahern officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made payable to Crawford County Red Cross or Humane Society Serving Crawford County and given at the funeral home. Memories and photos can be shared on Mary’s Tribute Wall.