Evelyn M. “Busia” Wodarski, age 99, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at home surrounded by loving family. She was born on June 11, 1922 to Anthony and Tina Soltysiak in Toledo. Evelyn was a homemaker throughout her life. After raising her family, she went on to work at the Spitzer Building for several years. Evelyn loved playing Bingo, doing word puzzles and watching golf. She liked to bake and was known for her malted milk cakes. Evelyn was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Evelyn’s smile, spirit and caring nature will deeply be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Walter Wodarski; son, Daniel Wodarski; great-granddaughter, Mariah Penrod; son-in-law, Kenneth Pinkney; and 4 sisters. Left to cherish Evelyn’s memory are her loving children, Judy (Bill) Cooke, Jeanne Pinkney, Joanne White and Paul Wodarski; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300) with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff and caregivers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Anna and Jeanine, for all of their love, care and support given to Evelyn and our family throughout this journey.
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