Patricia A. “Pat” Gehrisch

March 17, 1929 ‒ February 07, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Patricia A. “Pat” Gehrisch, 90, of Galion passed away Friday evening, February 7, 2020 at Magnolia Terrace where she had resided for the past year and a half.

She was born March 17, 1929 in Findlay, Ohio and was the daughter of Herbert Frank and Myrtle Clare (Spiedell) Schmitt. Pat married John W. Gehrisch on June 17, 1947 and they enjoyed nearly 42 years of marriage until his passing on April 27, 1989.

Pat graduated from Galion High School in 1947 attended The Ohio State University and received her Associate’s Degree. She opened Gehrisch Realty in 1964 and operated it until 1989. Pat continued in real estate with Sluss Realty for a number of years. During her career, she was active with the Galion Chamber of Commerce and the City of Galion Zoning and Betterment Commission.

Pat was a former member of the First United Church of Christ in Galion and was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, reading and antiques. Above all else, she was devoted to her family and was a proud wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by daughter Heather (Karl Kozik) Gehrisch of Galion; daughter-in-law Rebecca Gehrisch of Galion; grandson John Kristian “Kris” (Elizabeth) Gehrisch of Ashland and two great-grandsons Kristian William and Xavier Jay Gehrisch.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son John R. Gehrisch; four sisters and a brother.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion, Ohio with Father Paul Fahrbach as celebrant. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Edward Catholic Church in Ashland in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Pat Gehrisch, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • To the Gehrisch Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Pat.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Sincere sympathy extended to Heather on the passing of your Mother. May God comfort you at this most difficult time.

  • Heather & family,
    So sorry for your loss. We’re keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dan and Pat Everly

  • We are so sorry to hear about your Mother and Grandmother, she was a very special lady. We are thinking of all of you.

  • Was so sorry to read where Pat had died. She was one of the sweetest people. I had the joy of working with her on many real estate closings. She was always so kind and always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • To the family of Pat,
    So sorry to hear of her passing. My memories of Pat were from bringing Holy Communion to her both at Faith Community Housing in Crestline and Magnolia Terrace. I always looked forward to seeing Pat. She was a very devout Catholic. She will be missed. May you feel the grace of God working through all the prayers being lifted up for the family. Know of my prayers as you all grieve and mourn while remembering her life. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Dave Striker, Galion St. Joseph

  • Heather: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Pat was generous and welcoming to our family as we were newcomers to Galion. She conducted her real estate business well. She loved her family. Our sympathies to you, Heather and Becky, on this loss. The influence of her strong and giving spirit will live on with you as it will with us.