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Mother of Karen ’76, Sharon ’79 and Laura and Linda ’84 Kotula passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 12, 2017

 

Having lived a life of humble service and lifelong commitment to others, Betty Jane Kotula, Perrysburg Ohio, age 88 left this earthly life on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Otterbein Portage Valley. She was born and named Elizabeth Jane on June 1, 1929 to Ernest and Carrie (Dlugiewicz) Jakubowski in Toledo, Ohio. She married Gerald P. Kotula on October 19, 1957 at St. Adalbert’s Church, Toledo. Betty was a graduate of Woodward High School and subsequently worked at the Rossford Ordnance Depot until the birth of her girls. She remained a selfless servant to her church, family, friends, and neighbors during her entire life. During the 80’s, she was employed by the Frank School cafeteria in Perrysburg. Upon retirement she and Gerald enjoyed time at their winter home in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; Brothers Edward, Arthur, John, Walter and Daniel.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald; sisters Rose Bogdanski, Sister Sandra Jakubowski; brothers Paul and Melvin; daughters Karen (Scott) Schwind, Sharon (Bill) Brinker, Laura (Paul) Brady and Linda Melvin; ten very special grandchildren, Lesley Bevil, Eric and Adam Schwind, Rob Groves, Aaron and Jared Brinker, John Paul and Allison Brady, Kate and Jake Melvin; and 5 great grandchildren.
Many thanks to her caregivers Kathy Ringler and Janet Aldrich, Otterbein staff and Hospice staff. A gathering of family and friends will take place at St. Rose Church, Perrysburg on Saturday December 9, 2017 beginning at 9:30 AM. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM in the church followed by a luncheon. A private burial at St. Rose Cemetery will be held at a later date. Gifts in memorium should be directed to St. Rose Parish, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyles. 

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