Lorene Connin Neifer-Miller, age 87, of Wauseon, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was born in Wauseon on February 23, 1923, the daughter of Clifford Connin and Thelma (Mills) Connin.
Lorene graduated from Wauseon High School in 1950 and married Mel Neifer in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1996. She then married Donald Miller, and he preceded her in death in 2009.
Prior to her retirement, she was Deputy Recorder for 34 years (1950-1984), and elected as Recorder for 11 ½ years (1985-1996). She enjoyed her years serving Fulton County, missing the people she came in contact with during her years in the Courthouse. She enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Florida, and very loudly cheering on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in sports.
She was a member of Church of The Master in Wauseon, The American Legion Auxiliary Robinson-Gibbs Post 265 in Wauseon (serving as a past Secretary), and was active in the Fulton County Republican Club while living in Wauseon. She was also a member and past treasurer of the PERA Chapter 29.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Donna) Neifer; daughters, Kim (Tom) Lind and Jodi (Mike) Krochalis; grandchildren, Jeremy (Renee) Neifer, Jamie (Luke) Powers, Katie (JJ) Mahnke, Lindsey Neifer, Jenna (Brice) Mull, Terry (Sabrina) Lind, Troy Lind, Katie Krochalis, and Patrick Krochalis; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces, Nancy Wolverton and Dee Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, an infant brother and infant sister, brother, Robert Connin; sister, Lucille Lux; and niece, Candace Leatherman.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the True North Church, 850 W. Elm St., Wauseon, at 11:00 AM, with family friend Bill Downing, officiating. Private interment will precede services. The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, also at True North Church.
Those planning a memorial contribution in Lorene’s memory are asked to consider the Wauseon Athletic Boosters or the Wauseon Fire Department.
Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is honored with Lorene’s care and arrangements.