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Mother of Susan ’73, Cathy ’75 and Nancy 80′ Haupricht passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 18, 2021

Donna Marlene Haupricht

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07/24/1935 – 02/14/2021

Donna Marlene Haupricht, 85, went to heaven surrounded by family on February 14, 2021. Marlene was born July 24, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, to Marvin and Irene (Metzger) Mickens. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1953, where she made a group of lifelong friends that she often referred to as “the Libbey girls.” Marlene married Arlen Thomas Haupricht in 1954 and celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death in 2017. She briefly attended the University of Toledo where she proudly became an Alpha Chi Omega.

Marlene will be most remembered for the joy she took in life and multiplied among her family and friends. Marlene delighted in long summer days. She shared this love often, inviting family to visit the cottage on Vineyard Lake or to come pontooning along the Maumee River. From her years working as a travel agent, Marlene learned how to explore the world. She gifted her sense of adventure to her grandchildren by taking them each on an international trip of their choosing to celebrate high school graduation. In fact, if there was ever a reason to gather and celebrate, Marlene wanted to be there (especially if a handful of Ballreich’s chips or a glass of Paramount Blackberry Brandy was involved). She enjoyed hosting holiday parties with the whole family and made sure that her nieces and grandchildren knew how to bake her favorite cookie – the white velvet.

In addition to her commitment to family, Marlene had a gift of meeting new friends wherever she went; no one was a stranger for long. She spent over 20 years frequenting Vic Tanny and proudly earned the title of Life Master at the Toledo Bridge Club. A devoted Catholic, she loyally attended Mass at St. Joan of Arc. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, enjoying game days alongside her rabbit, Lucky. Still, Marlene’s pride in her children and grandchildren was a theme in the stories she shared, which only increased when she became a GG.

Marlene will be dearly missed by her sister, Carol (Chuck) Shanteau; five children, Tim (Pat) Haupricht, Susan Garling, Cathy (Denny) McLean, Tom (Diane) Haupricht and Nancy (Paul) Keeton; many nieces and nephews, but especially Amy (Michael) Siffer and Melissa (Dan) Dubiel; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Sean) McGill, Shannon Garling, Katie (Jon) Aring, Emilee (Dan) Haupricht, Cortney (Andy) Schoene, Nathan (Kyllian) Keeton, and Amanda Keeton; and nine great-grandchildren. She leaves wonderful memories with Cheryl, Kent, and Janet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Haupricht; brother, Marvin James Jr.; and son-in-law, Stephen Garling. (Watch out – she’s coming your way, Dad!)

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2021, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required at all events. Mass can be viewed via live stream by visiting Marlene’s Tribute Wall on her page at walkerfuneralhomes.com, where condolences and fond memories are also encouraged to be shared.

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