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Shirley Mae Hofelich
February 02 1938 - June 24 2012


Shirley Mae (Wise) Hofelich, of Clyde, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Sunday June 24, 2012, at Bellevue Care Center.

She was born on February 2, 1938 in Bellevue, Ohio to Kenneth and Dorothy Wise, who both preceded her in death. She graduated from Clyde High School.

On September 28, 1957 she married the love of her life Ronald E. Hofelich at Clyde St. Mary’s, they shared 54 years together, and he survives.

Shirley enjoyed life, she spent time working at a Sandusky credit union for a short time before becoming a homemaker to care for her children, and also took joy in caring for other children. When her youngest child entered kindergarten she enrolled in Providence nursing school where she completed her LPN degree in 1978. Upon completion of nursing school she worked at Bellevue Hospital for 25 years first in Med. Surg before working in her true passion, Labor and Delivery, where she delighted in welcoming new life into the world.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, supporting her family in their many activities over the years. When not spending time at the family farm she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading, traveling and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a member of Clyde St. Mary’s church, and was famous for her potato salad and Hofelich dip.

She is survived by her spouse of 54 years Ronald E. Hofelich. Her 5 children Leslie Robinson of Flatrock, Kenneth Hofelich of Clyde, Lisa (Michael) Doebel of Clyde, Denise (Walter) Rogalinski of Clyde and Dana Dearsman of Clyde. Her 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 step great-grandchild. Sister Vicki Hunt of Powell, Ohio, brother Danny (Laura) Wise of Cyprus, Texas and special sister in law Joann Wise.

She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Dorothy wise, sister Judy Gray, brother Doyle Wise, and great grandson Jacob Guhn.

Visitation Date: June 27 2012

Visitation time: 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 PM

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde -

Funeral Date: June 28 2012

Funeral Time: 10:30 AM

Funeral Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde -


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