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Mildred E. Wirkner

Mildred E. Wirkner (nee Gruver), 87, of Elyria, passed away at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a brief illness. She was born September 14, 1925 in Marion, Ohio.

Mildred was a retired school bus driver, she enjoyed spending time with family, puzzles, reading, and bowling.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Weese (Larry) of Oberlin; step daughter, Marge Muloin (Wayne) of Avon; step sons, James Wirkner (Linda) of Yorktown, Virginia, and Edward Wirkner of Penn Valley, California; additional survivors include four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and four step grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Herb Wirkner; son, Robert Shober; her parents, James and Hallie (nee Scofield) Gruver; four sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where funeral services will be 10 A.M., Thursday, March 7, 2013. Tom Bowman will officiate. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions in Mildred's memory can be sent to The American Heart Association Northeast Ohio Affiliate, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106-3988.

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