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Marilyn Grace (Tuck) Ballreich

May 18, 1932 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 88)


Marilyn Grace Ballreich passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 2, 2020 at the age of 88 years young.

Marilyn was born in Ferndale, Michigan to Albert and Clara (Kirgis) Tuck, grew up on a farm in Lykens, Ohio and on July 30, 1955 she married Donald Ballreich.

She is survived by her husband, Donald and their three daughters; Teresa (Andy) Miller, Lori (John) Wallace and Beth (William) Wexler, grandchildren, Ashley (Justin) Woodruff, Leah (Andrew) Driver, Michael (Jennifer) Wallace, Bryan Wexler, Lindsey (Jared) Goldman, Andrew Wexler, and Brad Wexler.  Great grandchildren, Layne Woodruff, Ella Woodruff, Andrew Driver VII and one due October 13, 2020.  Her siblings, Dorothy Robey, Janice Howell, Randy Tuck and her sister in law, Martha Ballreich also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Tuck and brother in law, Owen Ballreich.

If you live in Tiffin you have probably been touched by Marilyn’s community involvement through such organizations as Girl Scouts, Bridge Club, Junior Women’s League, Penthouse Club, Y-Wives, Mercy Hospital and St. John’s United Church of Christ.  With her husband Don, Marilyn enjoyed caring for their home and lawn on Ohio Ave., hobbies of Antique cars, piloting airplanes, the Friday Night Dinner Club, and the yearly trips to Key West.

Let’s celebrate! Marilyn was a wonderful person, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Always full of energy and love!  She lived with faith, grace, and positivity, as well as having impeccable style.  If you knew Marilyn, you experienced a smile and a personality that would light up the room.  She had many accomplishments, but if you were to ask her what she was most proud of, her answer would be her devotion to her husband Donald of 65 years and her family.

Due to COVID restrictions, family and close friends will celebrate privately on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 11-12:00 Noon at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.  The service will begin at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Stark and Rev. Dan Bush officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of your presence and flowers, cards may be sent and condolences left at or a memorial may be sent to St. John's United Church of Christ or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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