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Wilma Saunders Kania

January 22, 1926 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 94)


Wilma Saunders Kania
January 22, 1926 - February 3, 2020

   Wilma Saunders Kania, 94, of Tiffin and formerly of Custar, Ohio passed away Monday evening, February 3, 2020 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, Ohio.
   She was born on January 22, 1926 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Earl and Chloie (Williams) Cox.  Wilma married Paul Saunders on September 22, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 13, 1965.  On December 11, 1970 she married John Kania and he also preceded her in death on July 16, 2009.  
   She is survived by two sons, Paul (Sandra) Saunders, Deshler, Ohio; Dan (Barbara) Saunders, Tiffin; step children, Rosanne (Thomas) Tussing, Jenera, Ohio; Steven (Debra) Kania, Findlay; Thomas (Sherri) Kania, Liberty Center, Ohio; step daughter-in-laws, Patricia Kania and Lois Kania, both of Bowling Green, Ohio; 16 Grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
   She was also preceded in death by a son, Ron Saunders; two step sons, David Kania and Dennis Kania; grandson, Kyle Kania; and two sisters, Juanita and Pauline.
   Wilma worked at the former Custar State Bank and also for the Huntington Bank in Bowling Green, Ohio.  
   Wilma loved to travel and enjoyed many years living in Florida.  She was an avid golfer and quite accomplished in women's events.  While a member of the Bowling Green Country Club and Shady Acres in McComb, Ohio she won several Club Championships.  While living in Florida she recorded a "Hole in One".  She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar, Ohio and St. John Fisher Catholic Church, West Palm Beach, Florida.  While in Florida she also belonged to The Marine Auxiliary; GLV Ladies Club and GLV Italian-American Club.
   A funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar with Fr. Frank Murd officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler.
   Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler.
   The family suggests memorials to Friedman Village of St. Francis Activities; St. Louis School or Bridge Hospice.

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February 6, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home
133 East Maple Street
Deshler, OH 43516

Funeral Mass
February 7, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church
22792 Defiance Pike
Custar, OH 43511

Fellowship Luncheon
February 7, 2020

12:45 PM
St. Louis Catholic Church
22792 Defiance Pike
Custar, OH 43511


Friedman Village at St. Francis Activities
182 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin OH 44883
Tel: 1-419-447-2723

St. Louis Catholic School
PO Box 125, 22776 Defiance Pike, Custar OH 43511
Tel: 1-419-669-1875

Bridge Home Health & Hospice
15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay OH 45840
Tel: 1-419-423-5351

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