Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Heidi M. Fugate

Heidi M. (Oesch) Fugate, age 49, of Flying Hills, PA and formerly of Shelby, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.


Heidi was born July 8, 1965 in Shelby, the daughter of Katherine M. (Stoller) Oesch and the late John Oesch. Heidi was a 1983 graduate of Shelby High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University. She was currently employed at Wells Fargo as a Mortgage Originator.


On September 7, 1985 Heidi married Chip Fugate and he survives. Also surviving are: her son: Jason A. Fugate, a student at The Ohio State University in Columbus; her mother: Katherine M. Oesch of Shelby; 15 siblings: Michael (Jackie) Oesch of Alabama, Cheryl (Ed) Schumacher of Shelby, Sally (Melvin) Westcott of Texas, Cindy Walp of Tennessee, Sara (Chuck) Jones of Shelby, Nancy (Dr. Paul) Dorinsky of North Carolina, Mary (Jim) Cartwright of Texas, Judy (Dennis) Witt of Cincinnati, Lori McCartney of Shelby, Betsy Oesch of Texas, Tammy (Dave) Grauer of Ganges, Amy (Jeff) Murray of Shelby, Traci Sonon of Shelby, John (Lori) Oesch of Minford, and Kristi (Aleric) Cauley of New Jersey; her mother-in-law: Barbara Fugate of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her father, John Oesch, and father-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Fugate.


Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 4-6:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, were services will be held at 6:30 PM conducted by Rev. James Macdonald, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Shelby.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Scramble for Cancer, 670 Imperial Dr., Mohnton, PA  19540 or to a charity of your choice.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. Kimberly Burky says:

    “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” ~ Mandy Hale

    Heidi had the gift of making life beautiful for everyone who met her. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

    God Bless!

  2. Melody Bryant says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of the Oesch family. I was a secretary in the Extension Office and remember your participation in 4-H. You are in my prayers. May God bless you in the days to come, and give you comfort through loving memories.

  3. David Gorsuch says:

    My deepest and sincere sympathy to the Oesch family. To Sally and Mel Wescott I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers. This is such a tragic loss to you all and her own family. God only knows why at such a young age. God bless you and keep you safe.

  4. Amy Albert Brown says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Oesch family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Rod Hostetler says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of the Oesch family.

    I worked with Heidi at Occidental Chemical. I will always remember her beautiful smile.

  6. Faye Steele says:

    I am so sorry to here of your loss. My sincere condolences to the Fugate and Oesch families. Barb and Chip were neighbors for a long time. May God be with you at this time and help you get through this sad time. There are many people praying for you. Barb I am Praying for your family.

  7. The Mawhorr Family says:

    May you find peace from God in the loss of Heidi. We have known your family since the children were little. Our prayers are with each and everyone of you. May God give you the strength to get through these lonely days. From all our families our deepest sympathy.

  8. Dana Milligan says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to all of the Oesch family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. M @ R Cover says:

    To Barb Fugate and all of the families of Heidi
    Max and I send love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.. Sorry I could not make it over, just running out of time.
    Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days to follow.
    Hugs, Ruby and Max, Galion, Ohio

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