Marie Bahler


NAPOLEON -- Marie K. Bahler, 94, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Home on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Marie was born on November 26, 1917, to Franklin H. Gerken and Katherine (Damman) Gerken. She married Leonard F. Bahler on May 21, 1947, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio, with Rev. Walter Pasche officiating. Marie was a hardworking wife with her husband, Leonard, who was a farmer. She loved gardening and sewing.

Marie is survived by her son, David (Marilyn) Bahler of Perrysburg; her grandsons, Daniel (Elizabeth) Bahler of Columbus and Michael Bahler of Columbus. She is also survived by her brothers, Martin (Beverly) Gerken of Wauseon and Henry (Joann) Gerken of Defiance; and sisters, Dorothy Drewes of Hamler and Katherine Alexander of Napoleon.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Leonard F.; and infant son, Daniel Bahler; also preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Katherine Gerken; brother, Frederick Gerken; sister, Sadonna Williams; and brother, Frank Gerken.

The family would to thank the Lutheran Home for all of their loving care of Marie, Dr. Tim Mattison and the Henry County Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Evangelical Church, Flatrock Township, Ohio. Friends may call at the Snyder Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, today from 4-8 p.m.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

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