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Frances Vuletich

Frances Mae Vuletich, 78, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at 4:30 a.m. at the Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
Frances was born on April 28, 1941, in Carey, to Delmar H. and Helen M. (Austin) Grubel, both of whom are deceased. She married George Vuletich on June 4, 1967, and he died on Dec. 2, 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, Milicia (Anand) Patil of Westerville, and a son, John (Sandy) Vuletich of Colorado Springs, Colo., and three grandchildren, George Patil, Josephine Patil and Patric Vuletich.
Frances is also survived by three brothers, Edward (Diane) Grubel of La Center, Wash., Vernon (Ruthann) Grubel of Carey, Paul (Rosa) Grubel of Atlanta, Ga., and a sister-in-law, Pam Grubel of Bucyrus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Ralph.
Frances graduated from Carey High School in 1959. She attended Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing in Salem, where she earned her practical nursing degree in 1965. In 1983 she graduated from Marion Technical College with an associate degree in nursing and then attended Franklin University where she earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1985. She later attended Central Michigan University and graduated in 1997 with her master’s degree in nursing administration. She retired in March 2019 as a registered nurse, where she had primarily worked in long term care.
Frances was a member of John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, and a member of the Warpole Chapter of OES and the former William Myers Chapter in McCutchenville. She was also a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and the NRA.
For hobbies Frances enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2-3 p.m. at John Stewart United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky, and following the funeral service at Family Life Center. A funeral service will be held the same day at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Betsy Bowen and Doug Pummell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to HHT or to the Salvation Army and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home at 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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