Anna Margaret Fillinger


Anna Margaret Fillinger, 91, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on February 11, 1922, in Defiance County, to Joseph and Mae (Brown) Lero. She was a 1940 graduate of Defiance High School. Anna and Ralph Walter Fillinger were married in 1943. She was employed by Chief Supermarket, retiring in 1983. Anna was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Circle and Eastern Star.

Anna is survived by her sons, Larry (Becky) of Defiance and Troy (Kathy) of Defiance; grandsons, Shannon (Cherie) of Miller City and Eric (Annabell) of Grand Rapids, Michigan; great-grandsons, Isaac and Zachary of Miller City; and a sister, Rosemary Lero of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1967; sisters, Dorothy Steffel and Helen Hornish; and stepmother, Gladys Lero.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. A private service will be held Thursday, April 11, at the funeral home with interment at the Independence Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Donnally officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.