Marie Cerra (nee Bieg), of Lakeland, Florida and formerly of Elyria, passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013 in Lakeland after a battle with cancer. Marie was born in Aalen, Germany on November 9, 1936. While living in Elyria she was employed by the Worthington Ball Co. and Elyria Manufacturing.
In 1988, Marie and her husband moved to Lakeland for their retirement. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved the beach, gardening and traveling. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alois and Liesel Bieg.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Sam Cerra; brother, Horst Bieg; sister-in-law, Christel Bieg; aunt, Mina Nardi; son, Jack Cerra; daughter-in-law, Glenda Cerra; daughter, Heidi Braddock; son-in-law, Max Braddock; son, Tony Cerra; daughter-in-law, Molly Cerra; son, Sam Cerra; daughter-in-law, Debby Cerra; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10 A.M. until 12 Noon at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice through Chapters Health, 12470 Telecom Drive, Temple Terrace, FL 33637.