Phyllis J.  Burkholder
Phyllis J. Burkholder

COLUMBUS GROVE - Phyllis J. Burkholder, 72, of Columbus Grove died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at her residence.
She was born April 3, 1941 in Delphos to the late Alfred "Pat" and Gwendolyn "Dodie" (Dunlap) Fetzer. On April 23, 1960, she married Ronald "Mouse" Schimmoller who died Oct. 28, 2005. On Feb. 10, 1997 she married Richard "Dick" Burkholder who died April 28, 2004.
She is survived by five children, Thomas (Donna) Schimmoller of Ottoville, Kelly (Anthony) Recker of Ft. Jennings, Duane (Audrey) Schimmoller of Delphos, Della (Kevin) Wenninger of Haviland, and Jennifer (Michael Profit) Perry of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight brothers, Orby (Rosie) Fetzer of Delphos, her twin, Philip (Sherry) Fetzer of Delphos, Paul (Diane) Fetzer of Delphos, William "Woody" (Cathy) Fetzer of Van Wert, Ronald (Monica) Fetzer of Delphos, Terry (April) Fetzer of Florida, Gerry Fetzer of Cridersville, and Herbert (Kay) Fetzer of Delphos.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Dean Schimmoller; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth "Wayne" (Doris) Fetzer, and a sister and brother-in-law, Carlene (Lavern) Schulte.
Phyllis retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, volunteering for many of their activities. She was also a member of Ottawa Eagles and Corker Babe's Wine Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, dominoes, traveling, and the YMCA. Phyllis loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was the true matriarch of the family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove with Fr. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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