July 2, 1928 - February 27, 2017
Ida Mae Engfer, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017, at the Goerlich Center surrounded by her loving famiy. Ida was born on July 2, 1928, in Ruggles, Ohio, to Andrew and Emma Wahl. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1947. In 1951, Ida married William Austin and moved to Toledo, Ohio, where they started their family. After William died in 1954, she married Ralph B. Engfer on August 13, 1960. Ida worked many years for Huntington Bank, the former Lucas County Bank. She was a long time member of the Shriners Dendarah Court. Ida was an active member at the First Congregational Church for over 50 years. Ida loved preparing meals with her friends at the church. She felt right at home in that kitchen. Her real passion was cooking and what a fantastic cook she was. In 1983, Ida and her daughter, Cyndi opened Ida’s Catering. Many of her customers, their children, and their grandchildren, remember the wonderful meals prepared for them “with love” by her. Ida was preceded in death by her loving parents, her first husband, Bill Austin, her second husband, Ralph Engfer, and her eldest son, Dean Austin. Ida is survived by her children, Harry “Sonny” Austin (Linda), Cyndi Campbell (Stuart), Bill Austin (LeeAnn), Greg Engfer, and Mark Engfer (Lisa). Also, her grandchildren Laura, Briean, Cara, Austin, Logan, Dean and Kaylin. Visitation will be held at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads), on Wednesday, March 8th, beginning at 11 a.m. where services will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. Larry Vriezelaar will officiate, Immediately following the service, a luncheon will held at the Reformation Lutheran Church on Douglas Road at Oak Grove. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Goerlich Center, 5320 Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560, and the Alzheimer’s Day Care, 2500 Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH, 43615, for the wonderful care they gave to Ida during her time of need. Please consider donating to these organizations in lieu of flowers, in memory of Ida Engfer.
Ida Mae Engfer, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017, at the Goerlich Center surrounded by her loving famiy. Ida was born on July 2, 1928, in Ruggles, Ohio, to Andrew and Emma Wahl. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1947.... View Obituary & Service Information
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