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Johanna Maria Paulino

Johanna Maria (Prosch) Paulino, 84, passed away peacefully in her home in Westerville on August 2, 2018. Johanna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Harry R. Paulino, and her children, Robert J. (Vici) Paulino, Sr., of Howard OH; Christine (Stephen) Ryznic of Clarksville TN; Joan Kathryn Paulino of Oceanside CA; and Elisabeth (Michael) Brendle of Westerville OH. She is survived by grandchildren Robert J. (Elise) Paulino, Jr.; Clint Jones; Stephen, Harry and Joseph Ryznic; Michael, Alex, and Anna Brendle; step-grandchildren Shelly and Colt Arledge ; and great-grandchildren Logan, Kelsi, and Mason Paulino. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Hildegard (Wilhelm) Prosch and Silvia (Bernhard) Prosch of Germany and brother-in-law Kenneth J. Wilson of Wallace NC.  Johanna is a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews: Andrea Frank; Christine Bestehorn; Wilhelm, Phillip, Franz and Rheinhard Prosch; Susi Barber; Karen Luther; Lisa Goehlen; Michael Messerschmitt; James, Thomas, John, and Timothy Paulino; Sallie Burns; and Kenneth and Jon Wilson.  Johanna is preceded in death by her parents, Josef and Elisabeth Prosch of Germany; Harry’s parents, Hercule and Aileen Paulino of Ashtabula OH; brothers, Wilhelm, Bernhard, and (infant) Josef Prosch; sisters, Christine Messerschmitt and Elisabeth Luther; brothers-in-law, James H. Paulino, Hans Messerschmitt, and Horst Luther; sisters-in-law; Mary Jane Wilson and Carole Paulino and grandchild Scarlet Manning.  Johanna was born and raised in the German Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia, and following WWII, she immigrated to Bavaria, West Germany, where she continued her studies in home economics education. In 1956 she came to Columbus, Ohio, and in 1958, she married the love of her life, Harry.  She was employed as an Import Coordinator with Gold Circle Stores and Limited Express.  Johanna will be remembered for her selfless and caring personality. She was the quintessential homemaker, creating a loving and beautiful home for family and friends. Always humble, Johanna was an amazing cook, artist, seamstress, and dancer. She cherished visiting her family in Germany; traveling through the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico; and relaxing at Lake Erie. She also enjoyed endless hours at Northland Swim Club with her Woodward Park friends. Johanna was a member of the Germania Singing and Sports Society (holding offices in the Ladies Auxiliary), the Columbus Maennerchor, and the Swiss Club. She and Harry were long-time members of St. Anthony Catholic Church and are current members of Church of the Resurrection in New Albany, Ohio.  A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on August 9, 2018 at the Church of the Resurrection, New Albany, OH, followed by a luncheon in the Ministry Center. The family will have a private interment ceremony at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held before Mass from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions can be made to Johanna’s favorite causes: Smile Train, St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, and Mental Health America of Franklin County. [,,] The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice, especially Huraye and Lisa, for their loving care.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence and view the full obituary.

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  • Samantha Copthorne says:

    Love love love your Mom! She was a gentle, kind soul. Sending you all gigantic hugs and peace.

  • Sarah Dewberry says:

    Oma was a special soul! I will miss her dearly!

  • Susi barber says:

    We send Our deepest and heart felt condolences to Uncle Harry and the entire family .Known to us as our beloved “Tante Hanni” , she was truly an amasing woman , one of a kind , will be deeply missed , but will always remain in our hearts ♥️ .With love and affection Susi Barber and family, , Karen and Csaba , Lisa Goehlen and family .

  • Susi Barber says:

    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go to Uncle Harry and the entire family . Known to us as our beloved “Tante Hanni “, she was truly an amasing woman ,one of a kind , will be deeply missed , but will always remain in our hearts With love and affection ❤️, Susi Barber and family , Karen and Csaba , Lisa Goehlen and family

  • Jackie and Chuck Messerschmitt says:

    Beth and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.
    May she Rest In Peace in God’s loving care!!!
    Jackie and Chuck Messerschmitt

  • Dennis Hoffman says:

    Harry you and the entire family have my condolence’s. She was a gracious, and dignified woman. Prayers.

  • Jim and Sharon Csaszar says:

    Harry and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Johanna. May it comfort you to know that many others share in your sorrow.
    Jim and Sharon

  • Dolores Kneller says:

    Johanna will be missed by those of us who knew her and worked with her through the Ladies Auxiliary of Germania. She was always cheerful and willing to help in any way. Rest in peace Johanna, Jesus Loves You.


    Harry and family we are sadden to read the loss of Johanna, You and Family are in our daily prayers and remember the past as great memories at St Anthony. Mike and Mary Lilly

  • Ed and Maria Lendavic says:

    We are sorry to hear of Johanna’s passing.She will be greatly missed by family and friends.May she rest in peace.Sincerely ED MARIA

  • Jim & Rose Ann Graf says:

    Johanna was kind, caring, smart, with a great sense of humor and fun. We were fortunate to share many dinners, pool parties, football parties at the Moose, Octoberfest celebrations at Germania and travel through Italy and Germany with her. A wonderful friend and we will miss her, too. Out love to Harry, their children and grandchildren.

  • Renate Eramo. (Mehler) says:

    Dear Harry and family, my deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Hanni. We had some fun times many years ago and I am so sorry I have not seen you for quite some time. My thoughts and prayers to you. I am unable to make it Thursday but will try to reach you at a later time .Love and prayers?


    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your wife mother and grandmother great grandmother was a very good lady she will be missed

  • Beth Bradley says:

    Johanna Paulino was a valuble member of the for many. I joined Germania over 10 years ago and she was Auxiliary Treasurer when I was President until she became ill. It was an honor to know her.

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