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Obituary for Janet Elaine Thorbahn

Janet Elaine Thorbahn, 91, of Vickery, died at Valleyview Nursing Facility in Fremont on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Mrs. Thorbahn was born in Fremont on December 17, 1926 to Wilbur and Martha (Birr) Brockman. She was a 1944 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Following graduation, she attended the former Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in the Army Cadet program, completing her RN in 1947. Janet then worked in Cincinnati for her internship. She worked for Drs. Kuns, Yost and Miller, before retiring in the late 1960's.

Janet was always a farmer's wife, a position in which she was very happy but foremost, she was a mother.

Mrs. Thorbahn was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vickery; the Women's Bible Study; and an active member of the sewing circle. She was also a member of the Riley Reepers Farm Women's Club. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Highly regarded for her pickle recipes, especially her watermelon pickles.

On November 20, 1948, she married Lewis R. Thorbahn. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2013.

Survivors include their four sons, Thomas (Linda) Thorbahn of Vickery; Lewis Thorbahn II of Vickery; Fred (Sandra) Thorbahn of Vickery and David (Nancy) Thorbahn of Plain City, Ohio. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents along with her brother, Charles Brockman and an infant brother, James.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4-8:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vickery with Pastor Jeanette Thorp officiating. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Stein Hospice or Townsend Township Fire Dept.

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