D. JoAnn Wolgast

October 8, 1930March 4, 2019

D. JoAnn Wolgast, 88 , of Lima, died Monday, March 4, 2019 in Mercy Health-St Rita's. She was born October 8, 1930 in Lima, the daughter of George and Lenore "Peg" (Striff) Geise who preceded her in death. She married Glen Edward Wolgast on July 23,1949 and he died Feb. 5, 1983. Surviving are her children: Ronald G. (Christine) Wolgast of Springfield, Chrystal (Jim) Hochstetler of Lima and Jeffrey A. (Brigette) Wolgast of Tawas City, MI; grandchildren: Randy (Stacy) Wolgast, Brad (Tara) Hochstetler, Kevin (Allegra) Hochstetler, Brandon Wolgast, Jeffrey Hochstetler, Trista Wolgast, Michael (Amy) Snow, Jill (Jonathon) Harmon, Steven (Amanda) Wolgast, Nathan (Jessica) Wolgast and Brian (Kelly) Hochstetler and sixteen great grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death: Betty Ludwig, Evelyn Long and Mary Lou Lentz. Mrs. Wolgast was a homemaker. She had been a member of First Church of God and then a member of Lima Community Church. She taught Sunday school along with playing the piano and organ. She was a 1948 graduate of Lima South High School. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Jim Massengill officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to WTGN Radio, 1600 Elida Rd. Lima, OH 45805. Online condolences can be left at We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of Elmcroft for their care and compassion for our Mom for the last ten years of her life.


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Paul Blackburn

March 13, 2019

Thanks for leading me to Jesus in a Sunday school class in 1960. Thanks for treating me like a member of your family ! From Paul Blackburn of lima Ohio .

Joan Mader

March 9, 2019

RIP AUNT JOEY. So sorry for the family, Ron, Chrys and Jeff. Never easy to lose a loved one. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all day. I have so many good memories of Aunt Joey. Roller skating, playing the piano with mother singing and just her laugh. She was always so kind and loving to me. But my favorite memory about Aunt Joey was when she saved my life. Dad was very strict about wearing shoes when we rode our bikes. But I just knew I was beyond stubbing my toe. On the way to Aunt Joey's house to play, my foot slipped off the pedal and I ended up at the house with the whole end of my toe missing. and blood everywhere! She washed off my toe and put a bandage on it and saved my life! Will always have good thoughts about Aunt Joey.

Chris Graham

March 6, 2019

I am unable to attend the visitation and funeral, but I wanted to let you know I am thinking of all of you. At times like these, there simply are no words. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers.