Audrey M. Hertel, 94, of Celina, passed away at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, Ohio, on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4:00 am. She was born September 27, 1921 in Van Wert, Ohio to Arthur and Ida (Price) Saam, both preceded her in death. Audrey married Gale L. Hertel on November 11, 1940, and he preceded her in death on August 17, 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Ron (Jan) Hertel, Celina, and Larry (JeAnne) Hertel, Ft. Meyers, FL; a daughter, Janice Hoelscher, Celina; a sister, Emma (Bob) Early, VA; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Also preceded in death by four brothers, Morris (Ada) Saam, Gerald (Janet) Saam, James (Ellen) Saam, and Wilson (Rosetta) Saam; a sister, Dorothy (William) Blakey; and a son-in-law, Jerry Hoelscher.
Audrey was a 1939 graduate of Van Wert High School. She retired for Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 25 plus years of service.
She was a member of Mount Tabor Church of God, Celina. She enjoyed quilting, reading, puzzles, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at Noon on Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, with Pastor Tim Hollinger officiating.
Calling hours are from 10:00 am until time of services at Noon on Friday, at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Mount Tabor Church building fund.