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Willa (Strouse) Schweinfurth

October 15, 1929 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 87)
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Willa “Billie” (Strouse) Schweinfurth, 87, of Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning, August 6, 2017 in The Meadows at Osborn Park, Huron.

She was born on October 15, 1929 in Bellevue, OH, to the late W.A. and Doris (Noel) Strouse. She worked at a dry cleaner for 18 years and for Sandusky Schools for 10 more. Billie was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the American Legion and AMVETS Auxiliaries, and knitting club. She will be dearly missed.

Billie is survived by her daughters, Shelley (Gary) Laws, of Colorado Springs, Fran Valek, of Lakewood, and Krista (Andy) Plowman, of Sheffield Lake; sons, Ron (Caroline) Schweinfurth, of Sandusky, Jeff (Kathy) Schweinfurth, of Dayton, Toby Schweinfurth, of Cleveland, and Carey “C.J.” (Laura) Schweinfurth, of Milan; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2008; infant daughter, Heidi Schweinfurth; son, John Collitt; and sisters, Patricia Boylan, Joan Klos, Margaret McBane, and Jean Marie.

At Billie’s request, cremation will take place. Private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Back to the Wild, PO Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by visiting

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