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Toft Funeral Home and Crematory
2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Phyllis Nitschke

Phyllis Nitschke, 82, Huron, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at her residence.


She was born on October 18, 1928 in Clyde, Ohio.


She was employed by the former Philco Corp., Good Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky Motor Sales, and the City of Sandusky as a senior clerk in the custom accounting department.


She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky, where she participated in the Zion Church Women, minister of communion, and the Evangelism and Visitation Committees.  She delivered Meals-on-Wheels with her husband, Lewis.  She participated in bowling and golf leagues.


Phyllis is survived by her husband, Lewis Nitschke, to whom she was married 63years; son, Martin (Recelle) Nitschke, Huston, TX; grandchildren, Tiffany Bittenbender, Jessica Keck, Raymond Nitschke, and Ryan Nitschke; great-grandchildren, Sophie and Sean; sister, Carol (Gordon) Gage, West Salem, OH; and brothers, Nelson (Ruth) Berger, Jr., and Richard (Barb) Berger, both of Fremont.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Helen (Stokes) Berger, Sr.;  sons, Roderick Nitschke and Stephen Nitschke;  brother, David Berger; and  sisters, Doris Miller, Evelyn Hoffman, and Ruth Watson.


Friends may call on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 5 – 8 PM in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.  Friends may also call on Thursday from 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM in Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.  Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate.  Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870 or to Zion Lutheran Church, Radio Fund, or Bus Fund.  Condolences may be shared at