Vickie G. Serr, age 70, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday morning, March 7, 2023.
She was born September 24, 1952 in Monroe, Michigan to Victor and Betty June Walk. Vickie was a graduate of Maumee High School, class of 1970.
In the 70’s and 80’s Vickie had various jobs working for High Voltage Systems, Hood Electric, Kern Electric, The Decem Center & Airport Auto Parts.
In the late 80’s, after moving to Swanton with her husband, Steve, she became interested in the EMS. Starting out as a basic EMT, then later becoming and advanced EMT and finally a paramedic, after graduating from the Medical College of Ohio Paramedic Program.
During this time, she also worked in the ER at St. Vincent’s Hospital, becoming an instructor for the paramedic program at MCO, taught at Four County Career Center, taught CPR in many medical facilities and to countless individuals.
Vickie served 17 years on the Swanton Fire & Rescue Department. She was a full-time assistant chief when she retired in 2008.
Vickie’s hobbies were ceramics, scrapbooking and photography.
Vickie will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, generous spirit and selflessness. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Stephan Serr; sons, Stephan II (Michelle) Serr and Justin (Katy) Serr; grandchildren, Cassidy Serr (Michael Parker) and Chase Serr; and soon to be born great-grandson, Liam. Vickie touched the lives of so many and was loved by all who knew her.
Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Betty; and siblings, Harry Philabaun, Robert Philabaun and Bea Raymond.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where services for Vickie will begin at 12:00 (Noon), with Pastor Kenny Garland officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swanton Fire & Rescue, 432 Church St., Swanton, OH 43558.