Marilyn Ann (Wagner) SchaafApril 6, 1928 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 89)
Marilyn A. Schaaf, age 89, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at The Grove Memory Care Center at Oakleaf Village, where she had been a patient since March. She was born in Toledo on April 6, 1928, to Leonard H. and Margaret (Riley) Wagner. She attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and Notre Dame Academy where she made life-long friends and along with her cousins never had to look far to find a good time! Not long after high school, she met and married her husband of 66 years, Harry Schaaf, who was attending the University of Toledo. They became engaged and were married within 3 weeks because Harry, in the service at that time, was assigned to Newport News, Virginia. Their family started just shy of a year later with their eldest son, Jeff, followed by Gary, and their daughter Peggy.
In addition to raising her family, Marilyn was an avid golfer. As a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club, she and Harry enjoyed playing golf with their many friends. She also participated in the district championships at Ottawa Park. In 1995, while playing in the ladies league at Ottawa Park, she scored a hole in one on the 5th hole. Harry’s work involved some traveling and she was lucky enough to be able to accompany him on many of those trips. She worked with her close friend as cashier for her estate sale business for several years, and was a volunteer at Flower Hospital. She also looked forward to going to the casino. Marilyn enjoyed talking and interacting with people. It didn’t matter whether she knew them or not, she could carry on a conversation with just about anybody. She had a keen sense of humor and loved to laugh. Given her mix of German and Irish heritage, you never had to wonder what Marilyn was thinking. If she did not say it, the look on her face did.
Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents and her brother Ned, she was preceded in death by her eldest son, Jeff and her beloved husband and best friend, Harry. She is survived by her son Gary (Debbie) Schaaf; daughter, Peggy Trapp; daughter-in-law Pam Schaaf Martin (Tom); and honorary daughters Jollie and Marna Bennett; grandchildren, Jeff Schaaf, Matt (Kelley) Schaaf, Kim (Dan) Robertson, Chris (Lindsey) Schaaf, Kyle Trapp, Annie Harman (Tony); and great-grandchildren, Kelsey Robertson, Cooper and Kendall Schaaf, Luke and Mildred “Millie” Schaaf, and Harrison “Harry” Harman. Visitation will be Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio followed by Mass at 11:00 am. There will be a private burial at Toledo Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the aides and nurses at The Grove for the extra special care they gave to Marilyn, as well as her caregivers from Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Jeff Schaaf Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph Church, or Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice.