Ann L. Gillig, 70, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully with her children at her side on Wednesday morning, August 11, 2021 at Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital.
She was born on August 25, 1950, in Van Wert, Ohio, to T. Dale and Onalee (Rucklos) Martin. On August 3, 1974, in Van Wert, Ohio, she married Frederick E. “Gene” Gillig and he preceded her in death in 2009.
Survivors include her daughter, Katie (John) Schmidt of Tiffin; son, Ben (Erin) Gillig of Tiffin; and four grandchildren, Hudson and Lincoln Gillig and Ethan and Madison Schmidt.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Roger Martin.
Ann was a 1968 graduate of Van Wert High School, a 1972 graduate of Wittenberg University and then attended Bowling Green State University for graduate school. She was able to influence over 1000 children’s lives while teaching first grade at Lincoln Elementary for 38 years. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ where she served on church council and was chairman of the Christian Ed Committee. She served as president of Jr. Women’s League and membership chairman of the Ritz Players. Ann appeared in 26 shows at the Ritz Theatre, usually starring as a nun, servant or even a tree. She enjoyed cross stitching, day trips, going to Cedar Point and the Amish Country, visiting with friends and family, was a history buff, collector of many things and loved her dogs, Max, Dodger, Beau and Lady and Frank and Brady her cats. She was also passionate about music, playing multiple instruments (including the piano) and sang with her class every day as well as with the Heidelberg Community Choir. Ann ‘s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her genuine curiosity, boundless enthusiasm, kindness and wit will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
Her Funeral Service will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Trinity United Church of Christ with Rev. David A. Voll officiating. Burial is private in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral at Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by memorial donations to the Ritz Theatre of Tiffin or the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library in Ann’s memory.
Ann’s family would like to thank the talented healthcare professionals at Mercy Hospital and Tiffin Rehabilitation Center for the incredible love and care she received in her final months.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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