The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 6, 2014

Mary E. Wiljamaa

Star Beacon

FINDLAY — Mary Elizabeth Wiljamaa, age 90, of Findlay, Ohio, died at early Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2013, in Findlay. 

She was born on March 12, 1923, in Jenera, Ohio, to the late Marion and Vera H. (Gauss) Wilch. She married Rudolf S. Wiljamaa on May 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death in November of 2000.

Mary was a graduate of Findlay High School, a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Findlay.

Mary is survived by her son, Michael J. (Linda) Wiljamaa of Charleston, S.C.; her daughter, Susan (Neal) Kathrens of Findlay; her sisters, Irene (Arthur) Burton of Findlay, Doris Brackenhamer of Largo, Fla., and Thekla Robinson of Parkersburg, W.Va.; three grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and many step-great-great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Joetta Wilch of Tennessee; and three generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Fredrick P. Wilch. 

All arrangements are private, with a Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

Arrangements are entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Online condolences may be made at and