Ida Kotnik passed from this earth to join her husband in heaven on Monday, May 8, 2018 at the age of 88. Ida is survived by her only son, Ernest & his wife Debra, as well as brothers John, Henry (Sally); sister Erika (Ed), sister-in-laws Sylvia Hiris, Hilda Kotnik & brother-in-law Walter (Marie). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest, brother Emil, brother Willie, and brother-in-law Frank.
Mom had a long and happy life. She was born in Neufriesach, Gottschee, and immigrated to Canada when she was a young woman. She met and married her husband Ernest in Canada on October 3, 1953. They immigrated to the United States to find work and settled in Toledo Ohio.
Mom was a devoted wife and mother. She helped her husband running the rental properties they owned as well as keeping her family fed with her extensive garden and fruit trees. Her cupboards were always full of all her canning which she worked so tirelessly on. She loved going to their cabin in Canada where she enjoyed fishing for walleye and picking her favorite wild blueberries. She would have fought a bear for those blueberries and once almost did!
Mom enjoyed good health all her life until the last few months. She was a member of the German American Society and enjoyed going to the Festival in the summer, often volunteering to peel potatoes and help out. She also enjoyed going to her weekly seniors club at Oak Shade Grove where she got to spend time playing cards with her friends.
A graveside service will be held at Lake Township Cemetery on Thursday, May 17th at 2 p.m. with Father Eric Schild from St. Jerome Church, officiating.
`Your love will light our way, your love will be with us Forever`