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Mother of Shannon Nachazel ’71 and Mary Pat Nachazel ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 13, 2015

Geraldine Nachazel

Geraldine “Jeri” Shea

Geraldine “Jeri” Nachazel, 85 of Toledo, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born February 2, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio she was the only child of Richard and Ruth (Siegler) Olson. Jeri graduated from Scott High School and attended The University of Toledo. Jeri married William “Bill” Shea who preceded her in death in 1972. Jeri married H. Robert “Bob” Nachazel on June 20, 1975; he preceded her in death in 2008.

She worked alongside her husband, Bob at Great Lakes Piano Co. for many years before their retirements and sale of the business in 2002. A selfless woman, Jeri was devoted to her family, often preparing gourmet meals and taking care of any family member in need. She was a gifted painter and enjoyed working with ceramics. Jeri’s favorite pastimes were traveling in Europe and vacationing in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Jeri is survived by her children, Pamela Shea Croy, Shannon Tise, Mary Pat (Neil) Witmer, Bob (Kathleen) Nachazel, Katie Kinsey, Gretchen (Nicole) Nachazel; daughter-in-law, Sue Shea; grandchildren, Corey (Hollee) White, Alexandra Bilbrey, Avery Elliott, Justin Tise, Paige and Hallie Witmer, Nathan and Zechariah Nachazel, Ian and Kyle Kinsey, Emily and Ethan Hines, Matthew (Ashley) Shea, Andrew (Diana) Shea, Phillip Rice III, Maria Rice; great-grandchildren, Sean and Emma White, Kayleigh Elliott, Will and Elle Shea, Abby and Harper Shea, and very good friend, Marcia Ruegsegger. In addition to her husbands, Jeri was preceded in death by her son, Michael Shea; daughters, Grace Hines and Linda Rice; son-in-law, Tom Tise; granddaughter, Katie Shea.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 13th at 11 a.m., followed by the interment in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, Ohio. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the donor’s choice.

Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at
Funeral Home
Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade from July 11 to July 12, 2015

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