Winifred Agnes Priebe, 94, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:18 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor. Born July 29, 1922 in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Jacob and Roetta (Lorenz) Adler.
She lived in Ohio her entire lifetime until moving to Columbia City in the early 2000’s. She was raised by Donald and Lois Eschtruth at the age of 11 in Elyria. She graduated from Elyria High School and from Elyria Memorial Hospital with a RN degree. She was a Registered Nurse and worked at The Cleveland Clinic as a surgical nurse and at Thompson Products as an Industrial Nurse. There she met Joseph Benedict Priebe and the couple married on July 26, 1952. She had been a member of Grace Brethren Church, Elyria.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Steve) Tincher, of Columbia City; sister, Priscilla LaFon, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Nancy Dovci, of North Ridgeville, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy, Jacob, Joshua and Jordan; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; foster parents; sisters, Jane Peters and Josephine Clark; and brother, Richard Eschtruth.
A graveside service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst, OH, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Arrangements with DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences.