Gertrude M. Meitzler

Gertrude M. Meitzler, 95, of Baltic died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia.  She was born September 11, 1918 in Baltic to the late Raymond A. and Rebecca A. (Regula) Regula. 
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Baltic and was custodian of the church for 20 years, member of the Alter Guild, the Women of the Lutheran Church of America and operated Meitzler Iris Garden since 1959.  She enjoyed quilting and working jigsaw puzzles. 
She is survived by her husband Louis D. Meitzler whom she married August 18, 1940; her three sons Thomas D. (Joanna) Meitzler of Fairborn, OH, Bruce A. (Kathy) Meitzler of West Chester, Illinois, Jerrel C. (Kathy) Meitzler of Smithville, OH; 4 grandchildren Tara (Michael) Francis, Deborah, Amanda (Mathew) Montgomery, and Faith; two great grandchildren Tyler Storm Francis and Natalie Montgomery and sister-in-law Virgina Regula of Dover. 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Arlene Regula and four brothers Harry, Glenn, Robert and Max Regula. 
Services will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church at Baltic with Pastor Ellen Mills officiating.  Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery at Baltic.  Friends may call on Monday from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:00 at the Church prior to services.  Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek.  Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 of St. John Lutheran Church 206 S. Butler St. PO Box 272 Baltic, Ohio 43804.  For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s website to share a memory and sign the guest register.

Smith-Varns Funeral Home of Sucarcreek


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