Barbara Ann (Swicker) Lerch, age 71, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.
She was born December 25, 1941 in Norwalk to the late George and Pauline (Burdue) Swicker. She attended Milan and St. Paul High Schools.
She worked various jobs and married Herman Lerch on May 12, 1962 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellevue, where she resided. She worked at General Electric Lamp in Bellevue and Westinghouse in Norwalk. She was known for her walking and biking outdoors, on the trails and at the reservoir.
She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, reading, bowling, music and her cross word puzzles.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Herman Lerch of Norwalk; daughters, Christine (Chris) McHale of Sandusky and Michelle (Kurt) Limbacher of High Point, NC; siblings, Patricia (Ralph) Biggs of Erie, PA, George (Eileen) Swicker of McLean, VA, Annette Kerlin of Great Falls, VA and Janet (Michael) Poyer of Milan, OH; three grandchildren, Ashley, Stephen and Benny; aunt, Beverly Finnen of Norwalk; and uncle, Clifford Springer of Norwalk; numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Fred Kerlin.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 173 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk. The Rev. David Conner and Chaplain David Detwiler will officiate. Private interment will be at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or www.psp.org.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.