SHERWOOD -- Betty J. Schwarzbek, 71, of Sherwood, Ohio, and for 39 years a resident of Williams Center, Ohio, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Schwarzbek was a kitchen manager and had been employed at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Harborside Healthcare Center, Orchard Hills Country Club, Moose Lodge 1064 and the Aro Canteen, spanning 23 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan, where she was active in the Ladies Aide, Bryan Moose Lodge 1064, and the Williams Center Community and Cemetery Association, where she formerly served as secretary. Her passions in life included playing bingo, her grandkids, cooking and creating new recipes.
Betty J. Schwarzbek was born on July 7, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of William and Norma (VonSeggern) Bockelman. She married Richard C. Schwarzbek on January 21, 1961, in Defiance, and he survives.
Survivors also include three sons, Barton Schwarzbek of Sherwood, Kent (Jill) Schwarzbek, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Mickey (Anita) Schwarzbek, also of Sherwood; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Joyce Meyer, of Sun City, California, and Carol Greulach, of Van Wert, Ohio.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, with Pastor Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Center Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Defiance Lions Club or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to and the online register may be signed at www.krillfuneralservice.com.