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Ellen Marie Gustwiller

May 4, 1929 — April 9, 2022

Ellen “Marie” Gustwiller age 92, of Holgate and formerly 64 years in New Bavaria, died Saturday morning, April 9, 2022 at Vancrest of Holgate.

Her Legacy… She was born May 4, 1929 to Carl and Golda (Warner) Jones.  In 1947, she graduated from Defiance High School.  On June 9, 1951 she married Robert Gustwiller in St. John’s Catholic Church, Defiance.  For 3 years Marie worked at All-Star Products, Defiance and retired from the Campbell Soup Company after 12 years.  Marie like to crochet, play cards with friends, read, put jig saw puzzles together and attend grandchildren’s events. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria and its Rosary Altar Society.  She was on CLC council 75 and was a Charter-Life time member of the VFW Auxiliary 8847 New Bavaria.

Her Family… She is survived by her loving children: David (Cindy) Gustwiller, Archbold, Karen (Rene) Gill, Holgate and Nancy Gustwiller, Holgate; 5 grandchildren: Chad (Gretchen) Gustwiller, Mark (Zoie) Gustwiller, Tara (Kyle) Hayes, Nicholas (Abi) Gill and Alissa (Terry, Jr.) Knapp; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Marie was preceded in death by her husband Robert on October 12, 2002 and siblings: Gladys Anthony, Kenneth “Cosmo” Jones, Roger Jones and Raymond Jones.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Tuesday from 4-8:00 pm.  Everyone will be welcomed into Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria on Wednesday at 9:30 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions in Marie’s memory can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, New Bavaria, OH 43548

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