Yolanda “Lolly” Miller, 72, of Fremont, passed away March 28, 2022, at Stein Hospice in Sandusky. She was born on December 4, 1949, in Laredo, TX, to Jose R. and Guadalupe A. (Perales) Flores. Lolly graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Fremont in 1967, and attended BGSU. She was a team leader at Whirlpool for 29 years and retired on August 1, 2015. Prior to that she was a Bilingual Tutor for the Fremont School system traveling between all the schools. After her retirement, Lolly, or as her students called her, “Mrs. Hrynciw”, was often praised by her students on how much of an impact she made on them. However, her commitment to her students didn’t end with the school year. Using her skills as a bilingual tutor, she worked with the summer school program as a Migrant recruiter visiting area migrant camps to encourage children to attend summer school in order to further their education. Her dedication and commitment gave many students opportunities they might not have otherwise had. Aside from working at Whirlpool and with students, she spent every weekend working some kind of part-time job. She was a hard worker but never failed to make time for fun with her family. Her husband would always say “she lived for her kids and grandkids”. Her family and her heritage were very precious to her as she wanted to pass along traditions. Lolly loved hosting parties and cookouts, celebrating their special Easter with cascarones, making tamales for New Years and traveling. She attended many sporting events for her grandchildren and when she couldn’t, she would Facetime or watch them online. Being the avid bargain shopper she was, she liked to joke that she was “by Heinz” whenever family checked in with her because she was likely out at a garage sale or shopping for crafts, home décor or anything her family may need. She was well known for her sewing skills and ability to craft decorations, her most notable being the pinatas for the Cinco de Mayo events in downtown Fremont. Lolly also enjoyed dancing, watching hallmark, HGTV, Judge Judy and loved animals. In addition, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Thomas Miller and her mother-in-law, June Miller of Clyde. Lolly married Tom on February 20, 1993, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clyde. Also left to cherish her memory are her children, Michael A. Hrynciw III, Robert J. Hrynciw (Kris A. Lyons), William B. (Laura) Hrynciw, Christi S. (Mike) Rathburn, Lisa M. Hrynciw; many grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; siblings, Edna (Jim) Scherf, Thelma Stanley, Jose “Pepe” (Laura) Flores, Fernando Flores, Victor (Elisa) Flores, Rene Flores (Amy Lieske); sister-in-law Laurie (Gregg) Jess; special sister Melba (Guadalupe “Junior”) Lozano, special friend Teresa (David) Soldano, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Larry Stanley; and nephew, Daniel Flores.
A wake will be held Friday, April 8, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a vigil and rosary service beginning at 8:00 PM at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 North Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Road, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. Rev. Chris Kardzis will officiate. Burial will he held privately at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fremont. For those unable to attend the Mass, live-streaming will be available by following the link provided on her obituary page on the funeral home’s website.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, 709 Croghan Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420, or to the family c/o Thomas Miller. To express online condolences, watch live-streaming of services or Lolly’s Tribute Video, please visit www.hermanfh.com