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Ruth Jean (Simon) Pelz

April 23, 1923 ~ October 15, 2018 (age 95)

DECATUR -- Ruth Jean (Simon) Pelz, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Sandusky, Ohio passed away Monday, October 15 in Lincolnshire Place, Decatur.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 W. Decatur St., Decatur.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, Ohio.  Fr. Monty Hoyles will be officiating.

Memorials may made to Alzheimer’s Research or Holy Angels Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870. 

Ruth was born April 23, 1923 in Sandusky, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Eleanor (McLaughlin) Simon. She married Robert J. Pelz on June 14, 1941. He preceded her in death. She enjoyed traveling, reading, working puzzles, and playing cards. She was a member of Holy Family Church in Decatur. 

Surviving are her children: son Dale (Beth) Pelz of Suwannee, GA; daughter Nancy Salefski of Decatur, IL; son William (Sarah) Pelz of Castalia, Ohio; daughter-in-law Mary Ann Pelz of Sandusky, OH; sister Betty Goodwin of Sandusky, OH, 7 grandchildren, 1 step grandson, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Robert, son Kenneth Pelz, daughter-in-law Anne Pelz, son-in-law Larry Salefski, and sister Dorothy Kraus. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Keith Smith and his staff and all the staff at Lincolnshire for their compassionate loving care of Ruth. 

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at  Local arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.  Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Ruth's family at

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