Marian Boltz, age 93, of Cabot, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord at Concordia Lutheran Ministries on Monday, December 21, 2020 following a brief illness.
Born August 26, 1927, to the late John and Eva (Datt) Schmidt, Marian grew up on the family farm in Saxonburg along with her six siblings. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1945. She attended St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, where she met her future husband, Alvin G. Boltz. They were engaged on Valentine’s day, 1946 and were married at St. Luke’s on June 16, 1948 after he returned from the US Army. Marian was a devoted wife and homemaker. She and Alvin enjoyed raising their family, gardening, Western-style square dancing, taking walks and traveling. In 2008, they downsized to an apartment at Concordia Lutheran Ministries where they took pleasure in all the activities and friendships they made there. After 70 years of marriage, Alvin passed away in 2019. Marian missed him terribly and never recovered from her loss.
Marian loved her family, especially the little ones. She enjoyed being mother to her three children, a grandmother to her eight grandchildren and “GG” to her five great grandchildren. She also loved playing catch with her grand dog, Mini. She cherished the times the family spent together! An avid baker, Marian shared an abundance of cookies, pies, desserts and candies with everyone. She collected Hummel figurines and took joy is knowing their names and history. Until macular degeneration affected her vision, she was a talented seamstress, tailoring suits and dresses and creating beautiful quilts for her family.
Outside of the home, Marian was an active member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church serving on many committees and teaching Sunday School. In more recent years she attended First English Lutheran Church in Butler with her son and daughter-in-law and became an associate member there. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Freeport Chapter No. 179 where she was Worthy Matron in 1973-74 and treasurer for many years.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, who passed away February 14, 2019, and three brothers. She is survived by her three sisters, Velma Boltz of Cabot, PA, Erla Miller of Ridge, NY and Betty McCormick, husband Bob, of Dalton, Georgia. She is also survived by many relatives that she enjoyed reconnecting with at the annual Schmidt and Datt family reunions. Marian’s love and care will especially be missed by her son, Marlin, and his wife, Karen, of Cabot, and her daughters, Sue Peck, and her husband, Jim, of West Chester, PA and Beth Kuric, and her husband, Kevin, of Erie, PA. She will also be missed by her eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Concordia for the wonderful care and compassion they gave to Marian for the last couple of years. There will be no visitation, family services will be held at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Those wishing to view the service may go to her church website, firstenglishbutler.org and click on the zoom link.
Donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church, 241 North Main Street,
Butler, PA 16001 or the charity of one’s choice.
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