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Helen Stuerzenberger

Helen Catherine Stuerzenberger passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, at 5:45 p.m. at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Catherine was born on Dec. 7, 1947, in Cleveland, to the late Vincent and Helen (Rackus) Stuerzenberger.
She graduated from St. Peter Catholic High School in 1966. Catherine worked as a seamstress for over 30 years, making gloves and coats for steel mill workers.
In 2013, Catherine, along with her mother, moved to St. Francis Ministries in Tiffin, where she lived until her death.
Catherine is survived by her sister, Mary (Charles) Doran of Carey; nieces and nephews Sheila (Jon) Thomas, Brad (Jacqui) Schlachter, Brian (Rachel) Schlachter, Kevin (Kendra) Schlachter and Melissa (Brandon) Snyder; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Original Shrine Church, Carey, with the Rev. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv., officiating. Friends may call at the church 30 minutes prior to mass. A 1 p.m. graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

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