Kaye Lingruen


LIBERTY CENTER -- Kaye Eileen Lingruen, 64, of Liberty Center, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Toledo Hospital after a year-long courageous battle with cancer.

Kaye was born in Lima, Ohio, to Doris and the late Ben Palte. Besides her father, Kaye was also preceded in death by her pet, Jake.

Surviving Kaye are her mother, Doris Palte; loving husband of 39 years, Rex Lingruen; daughters, Brooke and Brandi Lingruen; son, Blake; son-in-law, Ethan Wade; granddaughter, Quinn Lingruen; brothers, Dennis, Jim, and Mark Palte; and pet, Kramer.

Kaye worked for the Liberty Press for the past 38 years as a journalist. She graduated from Ohio Northern University. Kaye was a member of council, active in the Liberty Center community and the Liberty Center School District. Her hobbies included outlet shopping, gardening, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, travelling and baking. Kaye loved Christmas time and loved to participate with her children's activities.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. in the Wright-Habegger Funeral Home, 302 E. Maple St., Liberty Center, Ohio. An additional visitation will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 14010 S. River Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio, on Monday, March 25, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father David Tscherne and Steve Clymer officiating. Burial will follow at Young Cemetery, Liberty Center, Ohio.

Memorials are suggested to Liberty Center Youth Football in care of the Kaye Lingruen Scholarship or the Liberty Center Public Library. Online condolences can be made at www.wrighthabegger.com.

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