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June 26 | Memorial Service

10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Church, Burial at St. Michael Cemetery


Mary Jane M. (Vogelsang) Gusching

June 13, 1930 - June 22, 2020

Mary Jane M. (Vogelsang) Gusching,

Age 90, formerly of Eastview Drive, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020, at Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen, Ohio, where she had been a resident for three years. She was born June 13, 1930, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Ralph & Irene (Walkup) Vogelsang. On April 18, 1953, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Mary Jane married Richard P. Gusching who preceded her in death on January 30, 2017. Surviving are five children (& spouses): Robert & Kyle Gusching of Minster, Mark & Linda Gusching of Minster, William Gusching of Newport, Donald & Lynn Gusching of Fort Loramie and Ann & Mitchell Eiting of Versailles and 17 grandchildren: Scott, Sarah, and Eric Gusching, Renee Beere, Justin Gusching, Melissa Quellhorst and Daniel Gusching, Ryan, Kate, Steven and Michael Gusching, Kevin and Laura Gusching, Jacob Eiting, Allison Cox, Samuel and Elizabeth Eiting along with 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Mary Jo Gusching; three siblings (& spouses), Robert & Betty Vogelsang, Treva & Allen Westerheide and Carol & Jim Berning as well as brothers & sisters-in-law, Walter Jr. & Anne Gusching, H. John Gusching and Nagel & Helen Gusching.

Mary Jane was a 1948 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. She had been a lifelong member of St. Michael Catholic Church where she walked students to morning Mass for many years. She also sang in the Christmas, Easter and funeral choirs. A homemaker, dedicated to the family, Mary Jane was a professional grandma. She was famous for baking cookies and pineapple up-side-down cake. She had a beautiful singing voice and also enjoyed sewing and crossword puzzles.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Friday, June 26, 2020, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Social distancing will be in practice at all funeral rites. Live-Streaming of services may be viewed at Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Miami Valley or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at


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