Mary Ann Boesel

Dec. 4, 1956-Feb. 22, 2021

Mary Ann Boesel of Toledo passed away at her home on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Mary Ann was the youngest of five children born on Dec. 4, 1956, and raised in Holgate, Ohio, to Lawrence and Lucille (Brown) Burgel. She was a woman of great humor, strong in her devotion to her Catholic faith, endlessly artistic, carrying deep love of her family and her dogs and most importantly, a boundless spirit to help others.

Over the years, wherever she lived, she was volunteering, almost always in a role that helped children. Her volunteer service included being a docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Christ Child Society, and organizing monthly donations to the Wounded Warriors Fund. She also volunteered for Assistance Dogs of America.

Mary Ann was a great supporter of The American Cancer Society having lost her mother and a brother to cancer. During her rare downtime, she loved spending time with Chris and Allison, playing games and cards, being with her family and friends, and drinking beer while eating peanut M&Ms. Several years ago, Mary Ann and Chris became members of Holy Rosary Cathedral parish where she immediately became involved helping plan parish picnics, serving on Pastoral Council, greeting visitors and giving tours.

She is survived by her loving, compassionate husband of 40 years, Christopher Boesel; daughter, Allison; brothers, Dennis (Sandy) of Holgate and Philip (Jerri) of Columbus; sister, Kathy (Ken) Woeller of Toledo; sister-in-law Karen Burgel, Chris’s dear cousin, Linda Wagner, and brother-in-law, Alan Boesel, of Alabama; 14 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews; and blessed by an amazing group of friends.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ronald Burgel, and niece, Ashley Boesel.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3-7 p.m., at Walker Funeral Home on Sylvania Avenue in Toledo. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.

The family suggests tributes be made to Christ Child Society or Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish.

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