Marilyn Stertzbach


Marilyn Eileen (Bickart) Stertzbach passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Meadows of Leipsic, Ohio where she had been living since November of 2017.

Marilyn was born August 1, 1927 in Canton, Ohio to Ethel (Lawrence) and Leopold Bickart. Over the course of her 90-year life, she pursued a variety of careers beginning with her time as a dental hygienist and ending with being a Director-level associate for Pampered Chef.

Marilyn is survived by her four children: Steven (Debra) Stertzbach of North Lawrence, Ohio, Nancey (John) Schortgen of Leipsic, Ohio, Margie Summers of Champaign, Illinois, and Lori (Butch) Zunich of Champaign, Illinois. She also has ten grandchildren: Tiffany Via, Anthony Salopek, Tyler Schortgen, Paige Schortgen, Linsey (Summers) and Patrick Belics, Kathryne (Zunich) and Jack Miller, Lizzie Zunich, Nicholas Zunich, and Tylee Dukes; four great grandchildren: Brent Rasmussen, Alyssa Via, Skylar and Tara Salopek. Marilyn also has numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Dehlen), brother (Paul Bickart) and sister-in-law (Sarah Bickart).

Note from Marilyn’s Daughter:

Mom’s devotion to Unity is something that I remember even as a young girl long before she found a Unity church in the area to attend. She received the Daily Word devotional for as long as I can remember. Her go to prayer was always “God is my help in every need, God does my every hunger feed, God walks beside me, guides my way through every moment of this day.”

She was SO excited when she learned of the Unity church in Massillon. She always talked about wanting to go to Lee Summit, MO to see Unity headquarters. I so wish that we had been able to make that happen.

I want to thank everyone for all of the love and care they provided for Mom over the years, she truly loved the church and the people there.

*Member of Unity of Massillon