Susan Schwab


HOLGATE -- Susan K. Schwab, 70, of Holgate, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Her Legacy… She was born March 11, 1943, to Ray and Jeanette (Retcher) Kline in Holgate. Susan graduated from Holgate High School in 1961 and Northwest Technical College in 1973 as a LPN. On February 10, 1962, she married William E. Schwab, who survives. Susan was a nurse for over 30 years at the Defiance Clinic and Defiance Regional Medical Center, retiring from nursing in 2003. She was a member of Holgate United Methodist Church, Ohio Nurses Association, and Red Hat Society.

Her Family… She is survived by her loving husband, Bill; three sons, Bruce (Linda) Schwab, Arlington, Tenn., Edward Schwab, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Daniel (Brandy) Schwab, Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Bill, Steve, Monica, Ben and Audrey Schwab; and great-granddaughter, Paige Schwab; four sisters, Darlene (Gary) Ordway, Clearwater, Fla., Diane (Lester) Kruse, Cecil, Ohio, Peggy (Frank) Lantz, Montpelier, Ohio, Deb (Dave) Hoffman, McClure, Ohio; brother, Tim (Roz) Kline, Bryan, Ohio; and Susan's loving puppy, Benson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her Farewell Services… Susan's services will be private. Contributions in Susan's memory can be made to Hospice of Henry County or a charity of the donor's choice. Please visit to leave online condolences. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Holgate (419-264-0600).

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