FOSTORIA — Joseph F. Collet, of Fostoria, died at 1:32 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at Independence House, Fostoria. He was 81.
Born June 10, 1930 in Carey, he was a son of the late Andrew F. and Catherine H. (Reidlinger) Collet. He married Laura A. Balduf, of Upper Sandusky, in 1957 and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are three children, Patricia R. Collet Thompson, of Sewanee, Tenn.; William J. (Margie) Collet, of Canton, Mich.; and Charles A. (Maura Callahan) Collet, of Acton, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jackie Collet, Michael Collet and Sydney Collet-Callahan; three brothers, Nicholas (Ann) Collet, of Tiffin; Henry (Imogene) Collet, of Tiffin; and George (Janis) Collet, of Upper Sandusky; two sisters, Lucille (Charles) Rausch, of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and Cathy Brandt, of Tiffin; and a sister-in-law, Joan Collet, of Upper Sandusky.
He also was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Collet; and brother-in-law, Charles Brandt.
Mr. Collet attended Catholic seminary and the University of Dayton.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Collet taught English and Latin at Fostoria High School from 1961 to 1986, after which he was employed by Sears, Findlay, for 10 years.
He was a member of St. Wendelin Parish and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Collet enjoyed playing golf and reading and was an avid crossword puzzle aficionado.
A Mass of Christian burial is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, where the United Veterans of Fostoria will provide military honors. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 3:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.