Michael Lenhart

Michael Anne Lenhart (McElwain)

Saturday, October 17, 1942 - Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Michael Anne Lenhart, , Sandusky, passed away peacefully at Firelands Regional Medical Center, after a prolonged illness.

She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Shaker Heights High School, Marjorie Webster Junior College and attended Hillsdale College.

She has lived for the past 44 years in Sandusky, and was a great supporter of the city, its past, present, and its future. She assumed many leadership roles in her adopted community, including the Boeckling Board, Sandusky Cultural Center, Old House Guild, Follett House, and especially Sandusky City Schools. She also volunteered at Ontario School, and serving on the School Board as a member and president. Michael participated in Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Group, Art Study Group, numerous bridge groups, several leadership roles at Grace Episcopal Church, including several terms on the Vestry and serving as Senior Warden.

Her greatest joy in her life was her family, especially multiple summer family vacations at Martha’s Vineyard and the Outer Banks. She nurtured close relationships with family and many friends. She had a signature style, warm smile, and great sense of humor. She was fearless, certain in her beliefs, and would not hesitate to battle, to defend them.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald Lenhart, daughters, Christy (Brett) Laggan, Sarah (Mike) Franklin, and son, John (Jessica) Lenhart; grandchildren, Molly, Tyler, and Michael Franklin, Riley and Sam Laggan, and Penelope and Simon Lenhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Harriette (Donovan) McElwain; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Redd Lenhart.

A memorial service is planned for the summer. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sandusky Education Foundation for the Pool Project, 135 E. Washington Row, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to one’s favorite charity.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting
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Kathy Fulkerson

Posted at 07:46pm
I was so sad to hear of Michael's death. I enjoyed many conversations with her at Ontario. She was there often, giving her time for the kids. I am so sorry for your loss.

Margaret Drury

Posted at 02:09pm
Dear Lenhart Family, I am very sorry and sad to hear of your recent loss. Michael was such an enthusiastic advocate for many causes, especially when it came to the Sandusky City Schools. She will be greatly missed. My good friend, John Schumm, who is recovering from the Corona virus, also sends his sympathy. May our good Lord FILL each of you with His peace, comfort, and beautiful memories!

Donna Andres

Posted at 03:04pm
Don and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Michael Anne. May you be surrounded with happy memories and support from your family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Terry Andres

Ann & John Daniel

Posted at 10:46pm
We were saddened to hear of Michael's passing. We will miss her enthusiastic support of the Sandusky community and her lovely smile. Our sympathy to Don and the family.

Janet Cramer Blahnik

Posted at 08:37am
I was saddened to read of the passing of Michael. I worked for the Sandusky City Schools when Michael was very active on the school board and community activities. Michael always carried herself with quiet grace. I saw Michael as strong, smart, sensible, and levelheaded. She will be missed. Janet Cramer Blahnik

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