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Official Obituary of

Mary Ann (Neiling) Wilhelm

March 8, 1932 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Mary Wilhelm Obituary

Mary Ann Wilhelm, 91, of Findlay, passed away at 2:15 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024, at The Heritage Nursing Home, Findlay, Ohio. She was born on March 8, 1932 in Custar, Ohio to the late Albert and Margaret (Rahrig) Neiling.

Mary Ann was a 1950 graduate of Milton Township High School. She was married on May 24, 1952 to Richard C. Wilhelm and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2020. 

Mary Ann was a sweet, gentle and kind spirit.  She enjoyed traveling with husband and family. She loved to gather with her family and never missed a birthday - making a special personal-sized cake in our favorite flavor!  Mary Ann also enjoyed riding her bike 10-20 miles each day - recording 568 miles at age 78!  She enjoyed crafts, especially crocheting and macrame.  She had several collections - especially dolls and koala bears.  Music was so important to Mary Ann, she was always singing and whistling while she worked.

Proverbs 31:28 (NIV) - Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

She is survived by her children, Gary Wilhelm, Kevin Wilhelm and Brenda (Bryan Sr.) Brigadoi, all of Findlay; and Sharon (Patrick) Corbin of Statesville, North Carolina; grandchildren Kimberly Wilhelm of Findlay, Christiane Wilhelm of Findlay, Tabatha (David) Fenstermaker of Findlay, Nicholas (Heather) Corbin of McComb, Bryan Brigadoi, Jr. of Findlay, Brandon Brigadoi of Newark, Breanne (Logan) Mauk of Bellbrook, Brooke Brigadoi of Cincinnati, Bridget Brigadoi of Findlay; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Meeks, Jr., Evan Fenstermaker, Ashlynn Fenstermaker, Ellani Corbin, Conner Corbin, Madison Brigadoi and Emma Mauk; and her sister, Cecilia Chamberlain. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Helen Wickard and Dorothy Parker.

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at St. Louis Cemetery in Custar, Ohio.  Contributions in Mary Ann's memory may be shared with the St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar, Ohio.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at 

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March 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

Graveside Service
March 7, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
Defiance Pike
Custar, OH 43511


St. Louis Catholic Church
22792 Defiance Pike, Custar OH 43511
Tel: 1-419-669-1864


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