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Nancy Brose

Nancy Ann Brose, 83, formerly of McCutchenville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at the St. Francis Home in Tiffin following an extended illness.
On May 1, 1938, Nancy was born in Toledo, the oldest of four daughters of the late Rogers and Josephine (Jeko) Shock. She was raised in Fostoria, where she graduated from St. Wendelin Catholic School.
While attending a church youth function, Nancy met a young gentleman, Paul F. Brose, and from there the rest is history. They were married shortly after she graduated on Aug. 2, 1958, at the St. Wendelin Church. In 1960, they purchased their family farm in McCuthenville, where they did whatever was needed to care for their farm and to raise their four children: Mary Jo, Louise, Gerald and Angela. They shared nearly 56 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2014.
Nancy did “a little bit of everything” to both help make ends meet and help the causes close to her heart. She drove the school bus for Mohawk Schools for many years, and she helped family and friends with their taxes every year. After her youngest daughter graduated high school in 1995, she then challenged herself and went back to school, first at Terra Technical College and later she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ashland University. She then taught several places, spending the most time at Wayne High School in Dayton as a business class instructor.
Very faithful, Nancy was raised in the All Saints Church in Frenchtown. She then was a member of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey for many years, where she sang in the choir. For the past year plus, she has been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin and she was very active with St. Francis Senior Ministries. She also was a member of the Wyandot Peacemakers Quilting Group, Red Hat Society, Seneca County Fairboard, Blossoms and Butterflies Garden Club and she was a 4H advisor. She also volunteered at Wyandot Memorial Hospital for many years.
Always keeping busy, Nancy loved tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and doing embroidery. She often could be found baking in her kitchen, making breads, cookies and other treats to spoil people with. She also loved caring for the grandbabies in the family and being a social butterfly keeping up with all her family and friends.
She will be missed by her four children: Mary Jo (Donald) Brugmann, Evansville, Ind., Louise (Bruce) Townsend, Locke, N.Y., Gerard (Gabriele) Brose, McCutchenville, and Angela (Doug) Hullinger, Kettering; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Lou Danfelser, Janet (Bill) Payne and Suzanne Burrill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two infant children: Anthony and Virginia Brose.
Her family will greet friends from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Frenchtown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Senior Ministries ( and they may be sent to the care of the funeral home. Or you are welcome to plant a tree in her memory.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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