COLUMBUS GROVE — Linda K. Stechschulte, 67, died at 8:35 am, March 7, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on April 11, 1949, in Lima, to Bernard J. and Marcella (Schmersal) Stechschulte. They both preceded her in death.

She is survived by one brother, Paul (Betty) Stechschulte of Columbus Grove; three sisters, Ruth A. (Leonard) Kruse and Doris Diller both of Columbus Grove and Ginny (John) Kahle of Ottawa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother in-law, Nolan Diller.

Linda was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Columbus Grove. She was employed through Brookhill Workshop. Linda enjoyed music and dancing.

Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Columbus Grove. Father Tom Extejt will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookhill Special Olympics, St. Anthony School Endowment Fund or Donor’s Choice.

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