Marilouise Waidelich, age 77 years, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2012.
She was born May 23, 1935, near Pettisville, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Frey) Miller, and married Virgil Waidelich on Aug. 21, 1955.
A lifelong resident of the Pettisville/Archbold area, she was a bookkeeper in the law office of Plassman, Rupp, Short & Hensal in Archbold for 20 years.
She volunteered at Care & Share, Fulton County Health Center, and at Sauder Village as a quilter.
She served on the board at Shalom Ministries and was an active member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church near Pettisville.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil; four children, John (Sherri) Waidelich of Pettisville, Michael (Eileen) Waidelich of Archbold, Jane (Mark) Bruner of Pettisville, and Matthew (Beth) Waidelich of Harrisonburg, Va.; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Robert (Norma) Miller of Wauseon, Glen (Marilyn) Miller of Goshen, Ind., and Dale Miller of Bellingham, Wash.; and one sister, Ada (Andy) Brenneman of Lima.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kenneth Miller, Marlin Miller, and Virgil Miller; and a sister Lois Short.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the West Clinton Mennonite Church with Revs. Jess and Naomi Engle officiating. Interment preceded at 10 a.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorials be given to Shalom Ministries or Mennonite Central Committee. www.ShortFuneralHome.com. ——
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