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Angela Petsche passed away. Taught at McAuley in the 70’s

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 1, 2018

Angela Ruth Petsche

Angela passed from earth to heaven on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Brookdale Muirfield Senior Living in Dublin, OH where she lived for nearly three years. Angela was born on July 2, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Ruth Heintschel, of Toledo, OH. She was joined in marriage on August 30, 1952 to Edwin Petsche of Toledo, OH. Angie and Ed enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Ed’s passing on July 4, 2015.

Angie was a devoted wife and mother. She spent the majority of her life as a loving wife and homemaker and gave of herself not only to her three children, but also to countless babies whom she fostered in her home for many years through Catholic Charities. She was an active member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church for over 50 years. Angela ran the bookstore of McAuley High School in Toledo to help offset the cost of private education. Many of the students would come to the bookstore just to visit with her.

All who knew Angela found her to be a kind and caring person with a great sense of humor. Even up to her last days, Angie befriended the residents and staff at Brookdale and shared her joy with all.

Angela is survived by her children, Gary (Beth) Petsche, Ruth (Mike) Rankin, Diane (Bob) Spencer; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all whom she loved dearly; her sisters and brothers, Ann Marie Etue, Barbara Nelson, Edward Heintschel, Thomas (Marilyn) Heintschel; sister-in-law and best friend, Joanne Heintschel and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Monsignor Donald Heintschel, Richard Heintschel and James Heintschel.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. to include a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Josiah’s House, a home for boys and girls in the Dominican Republic. Donations may be given on-line at or by mail at Josiah’s House, 3279 Southall Rd, Franklin, TN 37064. Online condolences can be shared at

View the online memorial for Angela Ruth Petsche

Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2018

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