A bright light was extinguished on earth, January 28, 2021, when Mary Louise F. ‘Marilou’ (Richey) Wuebbenhorst of Wapakoneta gained her wings and is now rejoicing with God. Born in Dayton, OH, on March 11, 1934 to Horace V. & Frieda M. (Feller) Richey, both deceased. She married the love of her life, Carl E. Wuebbenhorst on June 7, 1952, who passed away on October 28, 2004. They celebrated their marriage together for 52 years.
She is survived by her children: Carl Jr. ‘Junior’ (Penny Metz) Wuebbenhorst, Kathi Overley, Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Tester, Carla Wuebbenhorst and Alan Wuebbenhorst, all of Wapakoneta, OH. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren (their spouses/significant others) and 23 Great Grandchildren. One Great Grandchild proceeds her in death.
She is also survived by her sisters and brothers: Horace ‘Bud’ (Sharon) Richey of Lakeland, FL; Janice (Russ) Reynolds of Lima, OH; Christine (Ned – DOD 2011) Glass of St. Marys, OH; Herbert ‘Herb’ (Jeanette) Richey of St. Marys, OH and Frank (Beverly) Richey of Troy, OH, and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeding her in death are her brothers Carl Richey (2001), Andrew Richey (1947), and Thomas Richey (1949), and her step-mother Helene (Wuebbenhorst) Richey (2005).
Marilou was a 1952 graduate of New Bremen High School. She worked at St. Mary’s Decorating as an Interior Decorator, and a bookkeeper for Wuebbenhorst Decorating. In 1974, Marilou, with her husband and children, built and continue to operate Glacier Hill Lakes Campground near Wapakoneta, OH, where she worked as the accountant/bookkeeper for almost 47 years. She enjoyed having lunch with her two sisters, every week for the past 25+ years.
The family would like to hold public services, but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, visitation and funeral services will be strictly held to family only. The services will also be live streamed on the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home YouTube channel. She will be laid to rest along side her loving husband in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen, OH. Any memorial contributions can be made to the St. Johns Fire and Rescue (P.O. Box 194, St. Johns, Ohio 45884) and/or to Children’s Hometown Holiday (1100 W. Auglaize Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 or www.chhwapak.com). Condolences to the family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com