|Mary M. Lause|
|Friday, April 25, 2014 8:25 PM|
June 28, 1923-April 22, 2014
She was born June 28, 1923, in Delphos to Raymond and Margaret (Stepleton) Schwinnen, who preceded her in death.
On Feb. 13, 1943, she married Ernest C. Lause, who died on Dec. 24, 1978.
Survivors include a son, Dennis (DeeAnn) Lause of California; two daughters, Sandy Schimmoeller and Lorrie (Michael) Metzger of Delphos; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jeannette Hoel, Pauline Lause and Norma Miller.
Mrs. Lause, with her husband, owned and operated The Rustic for 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, crocheting, knitting and gardening.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. David Reinhart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are o the Alzheimer’s Association or Vancrest Activities Department.