Mary Louise Cool



Mary Louise Cool, 95, of Fostoria, passed away at 4:55 pm Thursday October 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born April 9, 1922 in Fostoria to Frank and Agnes (Weinandy) Burns. She married Emiel J. Cool August 28, 1943 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he died November 30, 2010.

Surviving are six children, Kathy (Jim) Minogue, Franklin, TN, Janice Cool, Findlay, Emily (John) Schetter, Orange Village, Charles Thomas Cool, Fostoria, Theresa (Joe) Wukusick, Vermilion and Gary (Jane) Cool, Fremont; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson; sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Moes, Fostoria, Marjorie A. Brentlinger, Wapakoneta, Phyllis J. (Joe) Hulderman, Fostoria, Donna R. Altwies, Findlay; and a brother, James R. (Carol) Burns, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Diana Masters and Charlene Niestockel; granddaughter, Jennifer Masters; sisters, Theresa Karns and Eileen Lucius; and brother, Robert A. Burns.

Mary was a member of the first graduating class of Hopewell Loudon High School in 1940. She was a homemaker and had worked at Sears in earlier years. She then helped her husband Emiel at the family business Lesher Printers, Inc., Fremont. Mary was a member and generous supporter of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and a 43 year member and became an honorary life member of the Circle of Mercy. She was instrumental in starting the church’s memorial choir in 1970 and faithfully participated for over 40 years. She thoughtfully helped the less fortunate in many ways. She enjoyed playing pinochle with her family and friends.

Mary was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, who supported her family unconditionally. She will be fondly remembered for her saying “It’s a great world if you don’t weaken.”

The family would like to thank the staff of Good Shepherd Home for the wonderful care through the years for our mom.

Visitation is Sunday October 8, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm, led by the Circle of Mercy.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Burial will follow in St Wendelin Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Emiel and Mary Lou Cool Scholarship Fund of St. Wendelin School Educational Foundation.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting




Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm

242 W. Tiffin Street 133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening & Son Funeral Home

  Circle of Mercy Rosary Prayed

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening & Son Funeral Home

  Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Church

  Committal Service & Burial

Monday, October 9, 2017 following the Funeral Mass

765 Van Buren Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery

  Funeral Lunch & Gathering

Monday, October 9, 2017 following the cemetery service

323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Parish Hall

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Kris Janas

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With Deepest Sympathy!

 Posted October 9, 2017 - 6:32pm
Jim Smith

Gary and Tom
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.
Hope there's nothing but happy memories for the entire family.
God Bless, Jim Smith

 Posted October 9, 2017 - 6:16pm
Connie (Frankart) & Ed Gross

What a nice lady. Our prayers and thoughts to all of the family.

 Posted October 9, 2017 - 9:36am
Sandy Mccarty

To Mary's family,
I was saddened to learn of Mary's death. She was such a kind and friendly lady. I admired her greatly. She and your dad and your entire family are in my prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Sandy (Scherger) McCarty

 Posted October 9, 2017 - 8:53am
Andy & Nancy Adler

Gary & Tom
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Sorry to hear of your loss.

 Posted October 8, 2017 - 8:41am
Jane Yost Clagg

Condolences to your family. Your Mother was such a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed by many.

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 11:51pm
Mary Ann (Woessmer) Masser

Condolences to your family. Theresa, your mom was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and players are with you.

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 8:52pm
Mary Ann (Woessmer) Masser

Thoughts and prayers to your family. Your mom was a wonderful lady.

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 7:50pm
Karen Spurgat

Sending you all love and prayers.

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Rick and Vicky Yost

Mary Lou Cool

What a great lady and a great life! To her wonderful family...sorry we can't make it back to celebrate her life with you, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was like a second mom to me in my younger years. Unconditional love is certainly a term that fits, even when she let me set my drums up in her kitchen. Savor the memories and take comfort that she and your dad are again reunited. God Bless.

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 10:40am
Jerry L. Copeland

Message from Chaplain’s office
Remembering: Mary Louise Cool,
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. To Kathy, Emily, Charles, Theresa, Gary and the Cool, family, are in our prayers. God Bless You All.

Jerry L. Copeland Director of Spiritual Life
Good Shepherd Home Fostoria, Ohio

 Posted October 7, 2017 - 8:55am

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