July 20, 1928 - Aug. 14, 2007
WILLARD - Laura E. Tschanen, 79, of Willard, died Tuesday at Willard Health Care Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1928 in Shelby to the late Edward and Susan (Rhineburger) Gamble and had been a resident of Willard most of her life.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Willard. She was co-owner of Heck's Dry Cleaners in Willard. She was a former employee of Ben Franklin in Willard. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Hamman of Willard; a son, Don (Erin) Tschanen of Newark; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Tschanen on March 21, 1993; brothers, Jim Gamble and Ed Gamble; and sisters, Lavina Bruce and Edna Hall.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Chad Honaker will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Cancer Society.