Donna Mae (Vargosick) Mineo

May 30, 1941 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Donna Mineo Obituary

Donna Mae (Vargosick) Mineo, 82, of Sandusky, passed away late Thursday evening, December 21, 2023, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.

   Born on May 30, 1941, in Port Clinton, OH the daughter of Charles Clarence and Gertrude Florence (Williams) Vargosick.  She was a 1960 graduate of Lakeside High School.  Donna was a homemaker and spent the early years raising her family and later went on and worked at the Parish House at St. Mary's Catholic Church, before retiring.

   She enjoyed getting together with her classmates every month for a variety of functions, luncheons, and gatherings.  Donna will be remembered by her family for being a wonderful cook, quite the seamstress in her earlier days, and how she enjoyed the outdoors and took great pride in working in her yard and tending to her flowers beds, which she found great comfort in,  and also how she truly loved decorating around the house for all of the holidays, as well as, any other occasion throughout the year.

   She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and had been involved with the Old House Guild of Sandusky, with her husband, since 1979.

   Donna is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jack C. "Butch" Mineo, whom she married on June 8, 1973; her two daughters, Amy Mineo and Christy (Michael) Retzke, all of Sandusky;  and her step-son, Gregg (Tara) Bauman of Huron; a grandson, Easton Retzke; and two step-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Lou Olson of Mansfield, OH; and her nieces, and other relatives.  

   She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles Vargosick and Gertrude Kekelik; a sister, Carole Elder.

   The family wished to have her cremated.  The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2023, from 4-6 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Donna on Saturday morning, December 30, 2023, at 10 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky. Fr. Monte Hoyles officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

    The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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Receive friends
December 29, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial
December 30, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
429 Central Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870


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