Viola (Vi) Frances Lang, 89, of Tiffin, died at 8:58 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. She was born December 19, 1928, in New Riegel to Raphael J. and Theresa R. (Brickner) Lang.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and a sister, Jean Decker of Fostoria. She is also survived by her longtime friend, Ruth Frisch, of Tiffin and her niece and personal caregiver, Theresa Lykens of Tiffin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Earl, Marion “Pete”, and Marvin Lang, and a sister, Alma Steinbaugh.
Vi attended New Riegel High School; and she touched the lives of over 1,000 students in her 50 years of teaching many different types of guitar, as well as accordion in her Tiffin and Fostoria studios and in her home. She also drove school bus for 20 years for the School of Opportunity touching more people with her compassion. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, one of the founding members of the IML, International Music League, and was an avid genealogist. Vi also opened her home to many friends in their time of need.
Visitation for family and friends will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883, 419-447-3113.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the funeral home. Rev. Joseph Szybka will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to Seneca County Opportunity Center.
For directions, out-of-town flower orders, or to offer condolences to the family, go to: www.traunerofuneralhome.com
Donations may be made to:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883, AB
Seneca County Opportunity Center
780 County Road 20, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, AB