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Sister Catherine Wechter

June 18, 1928 — January 1, 2021


Sister Catherine Wechter, 92, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, died at 6 am Friday, January 1, 2021, at St. Francis Home.

She was born June 18, 1928, in North Auburn, Ohio, to Albert C. and Anna M. (Faeth) Wechter.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Wechter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marcella Wechter, and a brother, Jacob Wechter.

Sister Catherine spent her life caring for others in the healthcare ministry. Initially, her nursing career began as a nurse at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, where she earned her degree as a registered nurse. Her continuing care for others led her to St. Francis Home, Tiffin, Linton Hospital in Linton, North Dakota, and the motherhouse in Tiffin where she cared for the Sisters in the Infirmary for 33 years. Serving as a Minister of Service at St. Francis Convent and St. Francis Home for the next five years seemed like a natural transition for her. On October 16, 2009, Sister Catherine became a resident at St. Francis Home, where she received the care that she had previously provided for others. She served the community for the rest of her life as a Minister of Prayer and Presence.

Sister Catherine spent her life caring for others.  She enjoyed taking walks on the beautiful campus of St. Francis, admiring nature’s beauty in the flower garden, taking rides on the golf cart, and keeping in touch with family and friends by reading the New Washington Herald.

The Sisters of St. Francis wish to extend their gratitude to the nursing staff and everyone at St. Francis Home for the wonderful care Sister Catherine received over the years as a resident.

Visitation will be 10:15 to 11 am Thursday, January 7, 2021, followed by the funeral Mass at 11 am, all at St. Francis Convent Chapel.  Burial will follow in the convent cemetery.  All services are private, but will be live-streamed and can be viewed at, or at the funeral home website.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883. (419) 447-3113.  Online condolences may be posted at

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

10:15 - 11:00 am

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Interment following funeral service

Thursday, January 7, 2021

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St. Francis Convent Cemetery

200 Saint Francis Avenue
Tiffin, OH 44883

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