JUDY ETZLER 1945-2019

PAULDING – Judy Eileen (Johnson) Etzler, age 74, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born July 9, 1945 in Paulding County, a daughter of the late Harry and Eunice (Sonnigsen) Johnson. On Oct. 22, 2003, she married James “Jim” Etzler, who survives. She was a 1963 Paulding High School graduate and was previously employed by Dinnerbell, Zeller Corporation. Orkin Exterminating and Stoller Seed Company. In 2012 she retired from Aeroquip/Eaton. She was a member of the Paulding United Methodist Church and Paulding Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Bryce, and spending time at her lake home in Coldwater, Mich.

She is survived by her daughers, Linda (John Hasch Jr.) Sholl, Paulding, and Karen (Ryan) Flint, Cecil; stepson, Jeremy (Jamie) Etzler of South Solon; stepdaughter, Amanda (Terry) Scarlett, Convoy; grandson, Bryce Sholl, Paulding; stepgrandchildren, Nick, Austin, Justin, Courtney, Evan, Ean and Eli; brother, Doyle (Louise) Johnson, Paulding; sisters, Betty (Ivan) Layman, Cecil, and Carol Straley, Paulding; several nieces and nephews; and a very special Yorkie, CoCo.

She also was preceded in death by her stepmother, Rubye (Ptak) Johnson; sister, Jean Rieke; brother, Richard Johnson; brothers-in-law, Ken Rieke and Ed Straley; sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Johnson; niece, Brenda Johnson; and nephew, Steven Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. She will be laid to rest in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the funeral home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials in Judy’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.