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|Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:57|
Marian LaLonde, age 85 of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at The Hospice of Northwest Ohio following a long and brave battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born August 21, 1928 on the family dairy farm, the fifth child of Oliver D. and Elizabeth (Swartzwalder) Brossia. She lived nearly her entire life on the property in Perrysburg Township.
After being raised there, she married Arthur H. LaLonde, son of Henry and Helen LaLonde and they built their home on part of the Brossia farm in 1950. This past June 21st, they celebrated 66 years of marriage.
She attended grade school at the former one-room school house at the corner of Bates and Ford roads, Glenwood Elementary and graduated from Perrysburg High School with the Class of 1946.
She served her country during World War II, working at the Rossford Ordnance Depot before leaving to raise her family.
She loved preparing many family holiday meals especially at Christmas and Thanksgiving, her signature German and Hungarian dinners, baking for her family and any music by her favorites, Lawrence Welk, Guy Lombardo and just about any rendition of the "Beer Barrel Polka." A good game of cards was her relaxation.
Marian was a past member of the Lutheran Church of the Master and Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur H. LaLonde of Perrysburg; daughter, Nancy (Gary) Pollauf of Toledo; son, Rick of Bowling Green; sister, Verna Bostdorf of Perrysburg; granddaughters, Amy (Kevin) Melvin of Toledo, Christy Pollauf of Toledo; grandsons, Brett (Belinda) Pollauf of Millbury, Matt Pollauf (Hilary) of Toledo; five great-grandchildren, Kyra, Landon, Ethan, Elyana and Elyssia. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver D. and Elizabeth Brossia; brothers, Oliver G. (Lucille) Brossia, Clarence (Margaret) Brossia; sister, Betty (Bernard) Wittman; son, Gary W. LaLonde; niece, Barbara Wittman of Elliston, Ohio; and brother-in-law, George Bostdorf.
The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to Hospice of Northwest, Ohio in Perrysburg, especially Stacey, Kathy, Nancy and everyone who helped care for Marian.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Cemetery.
The family suggests that contributions in Marian's memory be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Alzheimer's Association or to the charity of the donor's choice.
To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit www.sujkowskirossford.com.
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