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Ransom Funeral Home
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Castalia, OH 44824
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Mary Catherine (Hanchar) Hula

Mary Catherine (Hanchar) Hula, age 81, of Castalia, passed away Monday morning, December 28, 2020, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.

She was born September 2, 1939, in Spangler, PA, and graduated from Carrolltown High School in Pennsylvania.

Mary continued her education by graduating from the Progressive School of Fashion in Cleveland and also by taking classes at BGSU Firelands. In her younger years, Mary was a professional seamstress at J.C. Penny Co. and Brides World, designing wedding dresses. Mary also worked as an elderly care giver for the Erie County Health Dept and was a certified master food preserver.

Upon retirement, Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking, and designing dresses and clothing for her family, friends, and anyone in need of her time and talents. Mary was a very giving person and never expected anything in return. She was a devoted woman of faith and was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Vickery, and the Founders Community Church, Castalia.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Russell R. Hula; daughter Marian (William) Fischer, Huron; sons Michael (Kyle) Hula, Sandusky; Edward (Amy) Hula, Huron; six grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Michaela, Angela, Katelyn, and Ana Mae; 14 great grandchildren; five brothers Gregory, Micheal, Harry, Peter, and Frank; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Mary (Wasilko) Hanchar; son in infancy David; and sister Carol Ann.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private family services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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