Judy Eileen (Johnson) Etzler
Judy Eileen (Johnson) Etzler
PAULDING, Ohio — Judy Eileen (Johnson) Etzler, 74, passed away at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center on Aug. 10, 2019.

She was born July 9, 1945, in Paulding County, daughter of the late Harry and Eunice (Sonnigsen) Johnson. On Oct. 22, 2003, she married James “Jim” Etzler who survives. She was a 1963 Paulding High School graduate and was previously employed by Dinnerbell, Zeller Corporation. Orkin Exterminating, and Stoller Seed Company. In 2012, she retired from Aeroquip/Eaton. She was a member of the Paulding United Methodist Church and Paulding Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Bryce, and spending time at her lake home in Coldwater, Michigan.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (John Hasch Jr.) Sholl of Paulding, Karen (Ryan) Flint of Cecil; stepson, Jeremy (Jamie) Etzler of South Solon, Ohio; stepdaughter, Amanda (Terry) Scarlett of Convoy; grandson, Bryce Sholl of Paulding; stepgrandchildren, Nick, Austin, Justin, Courtney, Evan, Ean, and Eli; brother, Doyle (Louise) Johnson of Paulding; sisters, Betty (Ivan) Layman of Cecil and Carol Straley of Paulding; several nieces and nephews; and a very special Yorkie, CoCo.

She is also preceded in death by her stepmother, Rubye (Ptak) Johnson; sister, Jean Rieke; brother, Richard Johnson; brothers-in-law, Ken Rieke and Ed Straley; sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Johnson; niece, Brenda Johnson; and nephew, Steven Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. She will be laid to rest in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the funeral home. There will also be visitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials in Judy’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.