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Mary Lou (Daniel) Distel

June 28, 1936 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 83)

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Mary Lou Distel, 83, of Tiffin, died at 3:50 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.  

She was born June 28, 1936, in Seneca County, Ohio to Carl and Theresa (Beat) Daniel.  She married Richard Distel, October 1, 1955, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.  He died January 4, 2007.

She is survived by five sons, Dan (Lynn) Distel, Matt (Micky) Distel, Marty (Jen) Distel, Greg (Ruth) Distel  all of Tiffin and Larry Distel of Fostoria; two daughters, Diane (Jim) Baker of Tiffin, and Sara (Matt) Van Horn, of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren,27 great grandchildren,  one great-great grandchild, three brothers, Joe (Lucille) Daniel, John (Nancy) Daniel, Paul Daniel, all of Tiffin; three sisters, Dorothy Arbogast of Republic, Margaret King of Arizona, and Barb (Jerry) Lemmerman of Galloway, Ohio.

She is preceded by her parents, her husband, Richard, a daughter, Barbra Distel, 1987; two brothers, Norman and Vincent Daniel, and a sister, Germaine Vent.

Mary Lou was a 1954 Calvert High School graduate.  She retired as a Teacher’s Aide after 29 years at the Seneca County Opportunity Center.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Women’s Choir, and she served on the Parish Council and was a Eucharistic Minister.  She was a member of the Parent Council at the Opportunity Center and as a volunteer driver for Mobile Meals.

A Walk-Through Visitation for family and friends will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113. Visitors are asked to wear masks, social distance as they walk through, pay respects, and exit without lingering.   A wake service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m.  Wednesday,  July 1,  2020, at the funeral home followed by the Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Rev. Joseph Szybka will officiate. Rosary will be recited in church 20 minutes prior to Mass.  Burial will follow in Seneca Memory Gardens.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ursuline Convent Toledo, Seneca County Opportunity Center or to Calvert Catholic Schools.

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June 30, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory
214 S. Monroe St.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Funeral Mass
July 1, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Interment following funeral service
July 1, 2020

Seneca Memory Gardens
4565 West US 224
Tiffin, Ohio 44883


St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883, AB
Tel: 1-419-447-5848

Ursuline Convent
2822 Northwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43606, AL
Tel: 1-419-473-3725

Calvert Catholic Schools
152 Madison St., Tiffin OH 44883
Tel: 1-419-447-3844

Seneca County Opportunity Center
780 County Road 20, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, AB
Tel: 1-419-447-7521

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