obit art 9Marie Danze, 89, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Monday, April 27, at Gables Care Center, Hopedale. She was born August 8, 1925 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late Samuel and Laura Fox Bryan.

Mrs. Danze was a retired employee of Silco, Pat’s M&K, Coultraps and Mattern’s Restaurant in Cadiz. She was a Methodist by faith and enjoyed playing Bingo, making ceramics and playing the slot machines at the casino.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel, Wayne and Howard “Jack” Bryan and three sisters, Mary Woiticek, Martha Allen and Maxine Zimmerman.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Samuel Danze; three daughters, Becky Danze Wilson of Cadiz, Toni(Don) Stewart and Gina Danze, all of Naperville, Ill.; two sons, Sam (Debbie) Danze of Carrollton and Mark (Melissa) Danze of Colerain; five grandchildren: Derrick, Angeline, Athena, Andrew and Alex; and five great-grandchildren: Mason, Harper, Avery, Declan and Anthony.

A private service was held at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John E. Harris officiating. Burial was in Holly Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gables Care Center, Activity Fund, 351 Lahm Dr., Hopedale, Ohio 43976. Online condolences may be made at