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Official Obituary of

Mary K. "Katie" (Baldauf) Zuck

October 23, 1928 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Mary K. "Katie" Zuck Obituary

Mary Katherine "Katie" Zuck, 94, of Sandusky, passed away on August 17, 2023, at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, after a brief illness.

Katie was born on October 23, 1928 in Marion, Ohio to Owen Leroy Baldauf and Helen P. (Fletcher) Baldauf. In 1946, she graduated from Harding High School in Marion and later earned a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University.

In 1949, she married James M. Zuck, also of Marion. They had a long and happy marriage, filled with love and laughter.

Katie was an active substitute teacher for both the Perkins and Margaretta School Districts., President of the Garden Club for several years and served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Sandusky Yacht Club in 2006. She was also a member of the Sandusky Sailing Club and was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Katie volunteered extensively for Meals on Wheels, the Erie County Senior Center, and the Merry-Go-Round Museum.

Katie enjoyed many hobbies, interests and pursuits. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling. Recently, she regained an interest in playing bridge and enjoyed playing with many friends. She was a voracious reader, often reading one book per week.

After substitute teaching for many years, Katie became a real estate agent for Strayer Real Estate and enjoyed a successful and fulfilling career, retiring after 15 years.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 57 years, James Zuck, her son, Christopher Zuck, her sister Dorothy Goyer, her two sons-in- law, Dan Kohut and Greg Ryan (both of Denver) and her later in life companion, Frank Hafner. She was also preceded by many close friends and other relatives.

She is survived by three children: Linda Kohut, of Denver; Timothy Zuck (Colleen) of Huron, and Mari, of Littleton, CO; 9 grandchildren: Brandy (Rodney) Save, Spencer (Sarah) Zuck, Mason (Kelsey) Zuck, Cameron Zuck, Alexandra Zuck, Cristina (Ed), Bond and Max Lachowyn, Katherine Ryan and Rachel Ryan. She also leaves 5 great-grandchildren, and her dear nephews Jeff, Mark and Robert Goyer.

Following a private memorial service, she will be interred in Marion Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held for Katie on Friday afternoon, August 25, 2023, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Sandusky Yacht Club, 529 E. Water Street, Sandusky.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Meals on Wheels, Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water Street, Sandusky, OH 44870, or the charity of your choice.

 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 Katie's family at davidfkoch.com.

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