The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 11, 2013

Patsy L. Lautanen

Star Beacon

NEW LYME — Patsy L. Lautanen, age 75, of New Lyme, Ohio, passed away to join the Love of her Life, Donald G. Lautanen, on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Jefferson, Ohio.

She was born on August 29, 1937, in Grantsville, W.Va., a daughter of Birta (Nitz) and Enos Offutt. A longtime area resident, Mrs. Lautanen went to Deming Schools. On Jan. 18, 1955, she married Donald G. Lautanen.

Taking care of her family was her priority and it was later in life that she began working at the former Andover Industries for many years.

She loved to cook for her family and was known for her big Sunday dinners. Mrs. Lautanen supported her children by becoming a 4-H leader for many years. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and their many activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-three years, Donald G. Lautanen; an infant sister, Marie; infant brothers, Eugene and Enos; three sisters, Luella Cobb, Berneal Cottrell and Barbara Offutt; and a brother, Duane Offutt.

Survivors include four daughters, Vicki L. (Randy) Holmes of Tucson, Ariz., Cheryl A. (Bill) Lucik of Andover, Ohio, Tammy J. Switzer of New Lyme, Ohio, and Becky J. (Dan) Hazen of Jefferson, Ohio; six sons, Donald L. Lautanen of Andover, Ohio, J.R. Lautanen of Jefferson, Ohio, Richard A. (Cris) Lautanen of Williamsfield, Ohio, Jeffrey L. (Dianna) Lautanen, Steven L. (Brenda) Lautanen and Russell P. Lautanen, all of Jefferson, Ohio; a sister, Betty Hedrick of Portland, Tenn.; a brother, Donny Offutt of New Lyme, Ohio; and 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15th, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio. Burial will follow in New Lyme Cemetery.

Calling Hours will be on Thursday, March 14th, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 4-H Foundation “Lautanen Scholarship”, 39 Wall St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047.

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