Previously Listed Point & Shoreland Journal Obituaries

Holland-Springfield Journal Obituaries 2010-2012

RICHARD BLAKELY

Richard C. Blakely, 81, of Holland, died March 25, 2012. He was born to Charles and Orpha (Waldeck) Blakely on May 8, 1930. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Blakely married Janien Shelt on May 10, 1952, and together they raised five sons.
He spent his career working for the National Life Insurance Company. In 1978, he founded with his wife the Blakely Care Center in North Baltimore, Ohio, retiring in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, spending winters in Florida, and was an avid Notre Dame Football fan.
Mr. Blakely is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Janien; sons, Mike (Cheryl), Tom (Jessica), Doug (Cheryl) and Bill Blakely; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Colleen (John) Ball, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, David, and son, John.
A Scripture Service was recited on March 28, in the Coyle Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, beginning in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick Historic Church. Entombment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. John’s Jesuit High School or to the Guillain-Barré Foundation at www.gbs-cidp.org.


PEGGY MILLER

Peggy C. Miller, 86, of Holland, died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Ebeid Hospice. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and worked as an office manager for Welders Supply Co. in Louisville, Kentucky, and as an office supervisor for H & R Block.
She is survived by her son, Ray Sizemore; daughters, Donna Hess of Baltimore, Maryland, Kay Golden of Pennsylvania, and Sharon Southam of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Clifton Hayes of Shelby, Ohio; sisters, Sandra Perry of Perrysburg and Hazel Frey of Lambertville, Michigan.
There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Coyle Funeral Home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Ebeid Hospice.


JEAN SHOEMAKER

Jean Marie (Knous) Shoemaker, 74, of Holland, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, on March 8, 1938, to Charles and Lovie Mae (Steen) Knous.
She enjoyed shopping; baking, including Christmas cookies; doing Jigsaw puzzles, and being with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Shoemaker and their children, Ricky (Carol) Shoemaker, Roy (Kristy) Shoemaker and Debora (Brian) Fawcett; grandchildren, Rikki Shoemaker, Shannon Shoemaker, Roy Shoemaker II, Mylah Shoemaker, Macy Shoemaker, Brenden Fawcett and Kelsie Fawcett. She was preceded in death by her triplet grandchildren, Lance, Luke and Lily Shoemaker, and sisters, Betty (Raymond) McPherson and Mary Lou Buczko.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

 


CAROLYN JEAKLE

Carolyn R. “Carol” Jeakle, 65, of Holland, died March 17, 2012, at her place of residence in Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on April 10, 1946, to Felix Taylor and Eva Johnson. She attended Libbey High School, was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Ronald, Christopher, and Anthony Sr. (Kallie); daughter, Elaine (John) Pence; grandchildren, Corrine Coon, Jada Rose, Anthony II and Emilyn Jeakle; Brianna, Nicholas and Katherine Jeakle and their mother, Rachele Jeakle; Brandy Jeakle, Timothy, Matthew and Joshua Seeley, Amanda Jeakle and Brandon Wilson; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Hunt, Betty (Raymond) Robbins, Anne Haskins, Sarah (Joe) Talamantez, and Jeanette (Will) Bennett, and brother, Robert (Patricia) Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Eva; daughter, Melissa Ann Jeakle, and father of her children, Clyde “Pete” Jeakle.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, at the Eggleston Meinert and Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, Ohio. Interment followed in Lake Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek.


PHYLLIS MYERS

Phyllis Myers, of Springfield Township, died 10 days shy of her 90th birthday at her home on Monday, March 5, 2012. She was born in Toledo to Stanley and Alice (Coveney) Lanker.
She worked in the propeller plant during World War II. She married Charles Myers on November 21, 1938.
Many years were spent as a member of the Ursula Wolcott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed traveling and visits with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed entertaining in her home and was very family centered. She was very close with her sisters, being the youngest of five.
She is survived by her children, Karen (James) Martin, Charles Jr. (Jacqueline) Myers, Robin Myers, and Kevin (Tina) Myers; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and sister, Leontine Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Charles, on December 4, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rosalind; grandson, Daryl Martin, and sisters, Frances Simon, Helen Chudzinski and Alice “Sally” Schutt.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, at the Walker Funeral Home. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be given to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Ursula Wolcott Chapter Scholarship Fund.


STEPHEN FITSKO

Stephen A. Fitsko Sr., 72, of Holland, died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Toledo Hospital. He was born September 1, 1939, in Toledo, to Steve and Bertha (Barror) Fitsko. He married Joan Rymsza on July 20, 1963.
He served his country in the National Guard as a military policeman and was later employed as a machinist by Dana Corporation for 32 years. Mr. Fitsko was a volunteer fireman for the Springfield Township Fire Department and for Dana Corporation.
He was a member of the Holland American Legion Post #646. In his spare time he enjoyed scuba diving, playing euchre and poker and fishing with his boys.
Mr. Fitsko is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan; children, Lynn (Rex) Robbins, Stephen “Tony” (Sherrie) Fitsko Jr., James (Coral) Fitsko and Katherine “Katy” (Mark) Cloutier; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Norman (Joan) Fitsko; sister, Louise (Frank) Stephens. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Fitsko; sister, Carlene McComb, and infant brother, Dale.
Prayers began at the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, on Thursday, February 23, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland American Legion Post #646.


THELMA KELSEY

Thelma M. Kelsey, 94, of Holland, died January 21, 2012, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. She was born in Elmore, Ohio, on September 1, 1917, to Norman and Lulu (Miller) Witte.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay Kaffeman; grandchildren, Tracy (Nick) Sardiga, Terry Fletcher, William (Lori) Carey Jr.; great-grandchildren, Michelle Fletcher, Dustin Carey; niece, Kathy Witte; nephew, Tom (Ruth) Witte; special friends, John (Kathy) Kowalski and Jim (Marilyn) Overy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Kelsey; son, William Carey; brother, Donald Witte, and sister-in-law, Leona Witte.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 28, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Ebeid Hospice Residence, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.


MICHAEL WIELINSKI

Michael D. “Border” Wielinski, 46, of Holland, died Saturday, January 21, 2012, at his home . He was a graduate of Whitmer High School and worked at MTS Burgess of Michigan. He enjoyed cooking, riding his Harley and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Darla; stepsons, Steven, Dylan and Kalib; parents, Paul and Judith Wielinski; brothers, Paul (Amy), Tim (Shawna), Bobby, Duey and Brock as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 27, at the Coyle Funeral Home. Interment was in Roth Cemetery, Monclova.

 


SHIRLEY GRAY

Shirley A. Gray, 66, of Holland, and formerly of Schenectady, New York, died January 7, 2012. She was born on December 10, 1945, to George and Virginia "Jayne" Rehak. She was employed with General Electric at the Knolls Atomic Par Lab, GE Nuclear and GE Plastics from 1964 to 1997. After retiring from GE, she spent 10 years with Therma-Tru Doors in Maumee. She enjoyed working in her yard.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mike; daughters, Jodi, Teri, Lori; grandchildren, Conner, Courtney, Breanna, Ricki, Sierra and Hannah, and mother, Virginia Rehak. She was preceded in death by her father, George Rehak.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 11, at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.


 

JAMES MURPHY

James P. Murphy, 79, of Holland died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Ridgewood Manor in Maumee. He was born March 17, 1932 in Toledo, to John and Anna (Kucharski) Murphy and on September 3, 1976, he married Alice Terrell.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Murphy was employed by United Parcel Service as a driver for 38 years. His love of the sport of archery led him to open MurphyÕs Archery Shop in 1978 and become a J.O.A.D. instructor at Adams Conservation and at Mudjaw Bowman, where he was a lifetime member of both. He also went on to serve as a Boy Scout Archery Merit Badge Counselor.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Murphy; children, Patrick (Arlene) Murphy and Shawn (Patrick Tarpy) Murphy; grandchildren, Tracy and Todd Whittaker, April (Tony) Khoury, Caitlyn and Nicholas Tarpy, as well as many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Joseph Murphy.
Funeral services were held December, 30 at Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, in Holland. Burial followed in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to either Odyssey Hospice or Holland Free Methodist Church.


BERNARD JAKAB

Bernard "Bernie" R. Jakab, 55, of Whitehouse, died Monday, December 26, 2011, at his home. He was born October 15, 1956, to Joseph and Marjorie (Bowland) Jakab. He attended Libbey High School and was later employed by Jeep for 32 years, retiring in 2006 as an executive Jeep unit committeeman. He was currently employed at the Wrangler Jeep Paint Facility. Mr. Jakab was a member of UAW Local #12 and in his spare time he enjoyed anything outdoors, especially fishing and golfing. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverine fan. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Jakab; son, Nicholas (Tristan) Jakab; daughter, Laura (Timothy Jr.) Frontine; step-sons, Jason (Darcy) and Jacob (Rachel) Brittich; grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Frontine, Ava, Asher and Gavin Brittich; step-grandchildren, Kayla and Anthony Frontine; brothers, Joseph (Lynn) Jakab, Steve (Cindy) Jakab and Lee (Debra) Jakab; sisters, Marge (Jim) Miller and Paula (Michael) Koperski. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marjorie as well as his sisters, Sue Hayward and Mary Swope.
Memorial services were held on December 30, at Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel in Holland. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

 


LARRY COMSTOCK SR.

Larry A. Comstock Sr. died unexpectedly on Friday, December 2, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. He was born in Sylvania Township, and was a resident of Springfield Township for 33 years. He was the only child of Mildred Comstock.
He was an Army Vietnam era veteran and a member of the American Legion Headquarters. He spent his entire working career working on cars as an auto tech with many certifications. He was a member of Whitetails Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed going to their shows and dinners. An avid hunter, he looked forward to getting the Comstock Hunt Party together for a Williams County opening day.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Larry Jr. (Kim), Christopher (Janice), and Patrick Comstock; grandson, Anthony Comstock; mother; sisters, Mary (Ron) Mexicott, Phyllis Garber; brothers, Don Comstock; brother, Jim (Tina) Comstock, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no service by request. Arrangements were made by the Dowling Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to: dc2837998@gmail.com. Memorial contributions to may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


VIRGINIA CRABTREE

Virginia C. "Ginny" Crabtree, 88, of Holland, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, at her home. She was a 1941 graduate of Libbey High School. She was a bookkeeper for Biebe-sheimer Plumbing & Heating, Tice & Associates and McDermid Plumbing and Heating. Her last employment was as a receptionist for the Area Office on Aging. She married Thomas Crabtree on August 14, 1943.
She was a former member and past matron of Pyramid Chapter and current 50-year member of Toledo Chapter No. 341 Order of Eastern Star, and a 50-year member of True Kindred. Ms. Crabtree was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (Pam) Crabtree and Ralph ÒSkipÓ (April) Crabtree; grandchildren, Patrick Crabtree, Amy (Bob) Gibson, Tod (Linda) Crabtree, Angel (Chris) Roumie, Ralph Crabtree Jr., Eric ÒRicÓ Crabtree, Yolanda Batty, John (Sabrina) Crabtree, Hannah Crabtree; nine great-grandchildren and sister, Violet Kohler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; brother, Ralph Pomeroy, and sisters, Evelyn Bliss, Jean Shaffer and Mildred Nutter.
OES services were held Wednesday, December 7, at the Walter Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 8, at the funeral home. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorials may be given to Yell and Tell: Stop Child Abuse Now, c/o U-T MUO Credit Union, 5248 Hill Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43615 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 


HARVEY LEWIS JR.

Harvey James Lewis Jr., 75, of Holland, died Monday, November 28, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Mr. Lewis was born in Holland, on July 21, 1936, to Harvey and Esther (Reed) Lewis Sr. He married Bonnie Dollison in Angola, Indiana, on November 9, 1957.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Lewis enjoyed tinkering in the garage, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie; children, Gary (Debra) Lewis, Jeff (Kristin) Lewis, Julie (Alex) Hickey, Tim Lewis; seven grandchildren; brothers, Alvie, Nathan, Clifford and Grant Lewis; sisters, Twila Black, Marie Double and Pearl Michalkiewicz. He was preceded in death by two infant sisters, and his sister, Lila Coberly.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 3, in the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JANET WARTON

Janet May Warton, 81, a 50-year resident of Holland, died Monday, November 7, 2011, in the Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born January 2, 1930, in Toledo, to John and Janice (Kohn) Maloney.
Janet was a school bus driver for Springfield Local Schools for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for nearly 50 years.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Warton of Golden, Colorado, Frederick Warton of Holland, David (Rae Ann) Warton of Groveport, Ohio, Dale (Pamela) Warton of Hong Kong, China, and Thomas (Douglas) Warton of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Juli (John) Hill, Lia (Russ) Page, Robert (Kendra) Warton, Scott (Gail) Warton, Gary (Lisa) Warton, Michelle (Brannon) Moser, Joel (Selena) Warton, Timothy (Rebecca) Warton, David Warton and Stephen Warton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, David Warton, on May 23, 2003.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 11, in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


SHEILA WOJCIECHOWSKI

Sheila Wojciechowski, 68, of Holland, died November 2, 2011, at the Ebeid Hospice. She was born on January 26, 1943, to Walter ÒPeteÓ and Amy Smith in Paulding, Ohio. She worked as a machine operator for Powertrain of Toledo and Defiance for 28 years before retiring in 2004. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She enjoyed cooking and her dogs, P.J. and Packer.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Wojciechowski; children, Chris (Karen) Cluts, Randy Krick and Kelly (David) Pracht; stepchildren, Charlene Wagner, Rhonda Wojciechowski, Gail (Tim) McGuire and Anndrea Wojciechowski; grandchildren, Jason, Lindsey, Mesa, Dayton, Michael, Patrick and Tony; three great-grandchildren, and siblings, Cherie, Jeffrey, Elaine and Anita. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 4, at the Neville Funeral Home Southwest Chapel, Holland. Burial was in Paulding Memorial Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Ebeid Hospice.


DAPHNE PARRY

Daphne C. Parry, 88, of Holland, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born January 24, 1923, in Whitehall, New York, to Jenny May Belden and William Jackson. She graduated from Whitehall High School in 1941, and had been the captain of the cheerleading squad. She went on to get an associate degree and work for a time in New York City for a florist. She married Lt. JG Raymond Parry in October 1943.
While the Parry family moved to Ohio in 1955, she retained her love of the Adirondack Mountains and Vermont, visiting routinely throughout her life. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in the countryside to look for deer, hawks, eagles and bear. This love of wildlife led her to decorate her house with pictures and paintings of wolves, wild cats and polar bears. Many camping and vacation trips to the sea were built around her love of birds and wildlife. She kept a bird book handy and had a bird feeder near her window.
Her husband had graduated from the University of Michigan, and she became an avid fan of the Michigan Wolverine football program. Since many of their children had attended Ohio State there was always a friendly bet on the big game.
She is survived by her children, Vincent (Mary), of New Orleans, Louisiana, Diana (Steve) Rentz of Whitehouse, Ohio, Ed (Helen) Parry of Powhatan, Virginia, Raymond "Doc" (Barb) Parry of Englewood, Colorado, William "Jack" of Greenville, Tennessee, Roy (Lorrie) of Maumee, Scott (Frances) of Monclova; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Raymond, in March 2009.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Activities Fund Creekside.


JUDY WARTON

Judy M. Warton, 61, of Holland, died Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Flower Hospital, Sylvania. She was born in Toledo on March 23, 1950, to Howard and Martha (McDonald) Mohr. She married Fred Warton in Toledo on June 29, 1999. She worked as a paraprofessional for Woodward High School for more than 16 years.
Mrs. Warton is survived by her husband, Fred; children, Jenna Kowalski, Bri (Fletcher) Hall, Scott (Gail) Warton, Gary (Lisa) Warton; grandchildren, Alexa, Kailey, Scott, Alisa and Abigail; brother, Larry (Jan) Mohr, and former husband, Bob Kowalski.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. David Warton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


RICHARD WARNER JR.

Richard M. "Rick" Warner Jr., 49, of Holland, died Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Spring Meadows Extended Care. He was born April 12, 1962, to Richard and Phyllis (Hechinger) Warner Sr. in Toledo. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1980 and served for six years in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Warner was employed with Allied Paving for 14 years. He enjoyed drag racing and westerns. He was an avid cook with a sweet-tooth for chocolate. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Warner is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dianna (Henry) Warner; sons, Richard (Susan) Warner III and Michael Warner; grandchildren, Hayley, Richard IV and Hunter; sisters, Tina Warner, Ellen (Larry) Fairchild and Becky Bailey; brother-in-law, Bill Henry; sisters-in-law, Chris (Fred) Glynn and Tina (Jeff) Stalter and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Donna Henry.
Funeral services were held August 31, at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warner Family.


HARRY MOHR SR.

Harry J. Mohr, Sr., 81, formerly of Holland, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Grand Rapids Care Center in Grand Rapids, Ohio. He was born in Holland on January 5, 1930, to Frank and Gladys (Betts) Mohr.
In his youth, Mr. Mohr was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department. Subsequently, he owned and operated two service stations in the Holland-area, as well as one station in Newaygo County, Michigan.
Mr. Mohr is survived by his son, Harry Mohr Jr.; sisters, Betty Billings and Donna Small, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant child; his sisters, Clara Klapproth and Evelyn "Tootie" Modlinski, and his brother, Howard Mohr.
Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel.


LOIS MILLER

Lois G. Miller, 83, of Swanton, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on May 12, 1928, to Charles and Mable (Asper) Cutcher. After graduating with high honors in 1946 from Mt. Vernon Academy, she moved to Toledo, worked at Links Cafeteria, met and married Ralph Miller. Eventually she moved on to the University of Toledo and later assumed a position in the Tech Center with Owens Illinois, where she retired in 1983. Shortly after retiring, she took a course in Home Health with the Red Cross, receiving her certificate, and began caring for the elderly in their homes for many years.
Ms. Miller is survived by her son, Vaughn Miller of Swanton; daughter, Janet (William) Davison of Swanton; sister, Lorraine Williamson of Fremont; grandson and caregiver, Michael Relford of Swanton, and great-granddaughter, Sarah Relford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Miller, in 1990. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Marie, Ralph, Helen, Beatrice, Velma, Dora and Harmon.
Graveside services were private for the family. Arrangements were made by Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to a hospice charity of the donor's choice.


DAVID BUCK

David Paul Buck, 55, of Holland, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. He was born in Toledo on March 14, 1956, to George and Lucille (Moriarty) Buck. He married Kathy Cooper, in Toledo, on March 20, 1976.
Mr. Buck was a foreman working for Allied Paving, retiring in 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathy; children, Crystal (Christopher) Newman, Jennifer (Sean) Scanlon, David (Julie) Buck, Sarah (Roy) Smith, Amy Buck; 12 grandchildren; father, George (Phyllis) Buck II; brothers, Tom (LouAnn) Buck, Don (Roxie) Buck, Christopher Buck, George (Tami) Buck, and sisters, Linda (Tim) Rooks and Sue (Don) Turner. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille and his brother, Charles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family of David Buck.


HAROLD STRAUSS

Harold C. Strauss, 84, of Holland, died Monday, July 11, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born September 4, 1926, in Toledo, to William and Bertha (Hoops) Strauss. He was a U.S. Naval veteran serving during World War II, and was employed as a millwright for Owens-Illinois for 36 years. He married Geraldine Guild on May 21, 1949.
He was a member of the American Legion Holland Post #646. He enjoyed playing cards and delivered meals to seniors with the senior nutrition program.
Mr. Strauss is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine Strauss; children, James (Joanne) Strauss, Linda (Gerald Toller) Strauss and Jeffery (Sandra) Strauss; grandchildren, Angel (David) Dennison and Jennifer (Tommy) Flannery, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Gamble.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


RUSSELL BERMAN

Russell R. ÒRussÓ Berman, of Holland, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. A native of Edgewood, Alabama, he came to Toledo as a child. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II as a machine gunner in the 76th Infantry.
After the war, he spent several months studying at an American university in Biarritz, France and Vienna, Austria. He earned bachelorÕs and masterÕs degrees from the University of Toledo. He also attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, graduating in 1961. In 1950, he began working for the Federal Reserve in Cleveland and in 1953, he joined the auditing department at Ohio Citizens. In 1955, he became a credit analyst and in 1959, he was promoted to commercial loan officer. Mr. Berman moved up to vice president in 1960 and became executive vice president and head of all lending departments in 1967. He became a director in 1971 and during 1972 headed all operations, branch and real estate activities of the bank. In 1973, he was elected president and chief administration officer of Ohio Citizens Trust Company and remained that until his retirement.
He enjoyed golfing and was a member of Inverness Country Club and Toledo Country Club. At one time he was a board member of Sports Arena Inc. and a trustee of the Health Care Fund, a real estate investment trust. He was on the board of Health Care REIT, St. VincentÕs Hospital and was regional chairman of the United Way.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Christopher (Linda) and Todd (Cinda) Berman; grandchildren, Spencer and Caitlin Berman; stepchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Gilmore, Julie Jordan and Christopher (Charlotte) Jordan, and stepgrandchildren, Mallory, Stephanie and Maggie Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; six sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 8, at the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Interment was private.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor's choice.


PATRICK MOORE

Patrick James "Jim" Moore, 58, of Holland, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Flower Hospital. He was born in Ashland, Ohio, on March 15, 1953, to Frank and Marcia (Ridgley) Moore. A graduate of West Geauga High School, Mr. Moore graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in communications.
He was employed by Midwest Tapes as an operations director and was previously employed by Fypon Limited and Owens Corning.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Moore; daughters, Amanda and Abigail Moore; brothers, Tom and Rob (Kris) Moore; sister, Marilou Moore, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marcia, and brothers, Richard and William Moore.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23, at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School Chapel, Oregon, with the Rev. Eric Shields, president of Cardinal Stritch, officiating. Private graveside services were held Friday, June 24, in Ashland, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


AGNES OHLINGER

Agnes I. Ohlinger, 78, of Holland, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. She was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on November 2, 1932, to Frank and Emily Bates. A 1950 graduate of Chesterfield High School, she married Donald Ohlinger in Wauseon, Ohio, on December 29, 1951.
She is survived by her sons, Larry, Jerry (June), Terry and Cary Ohlinger; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Wilson and Edith Seiler; brothers, Lyle, Ben and Bob Bates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on September 11, 1998.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, June 25, at New Hope Christian Church, Holland. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Promedica Hospice Ebeid Residence.


CHRISTOPHER COOK

Christopher D. Cook died May, 27, 2011, in Leesburg, Florida. He was born to Ronald Cook and Gretchen Gould on April 21, l956, in Bowling Green, Ohio. He grew up in Holland, and went to Springfield Schools. He has lived in Texas, Michigan, and most recently in Leesburg.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Keith) Murray and their children Vyktoria, Keith, William, Jessie and Christopher of the state of Oregon; Courtney Cook and Heather Cook of Michigan. He also is survived by his sisters, Debra (George) Dawson of Texas, Cynthia (Gerri) Ewing of Texas and Florida, Tamara (David) Szostek of Toledo, Sandra (Leslie) Mizell of Texas, Marsha (Richard) Barrett of Pataskala, Ohio, Cindy Moriarty-McCourt of Holland, and all their families, and mom, Marilyn Krichbaum of Holland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Cook and Gretchen Gould, and brothers, Stephen and Ollie Cook.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m., in Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway, Holland, with the Rev. Dennis King officiating and the Rev. Jim Weise of Leesburg, eulogist. Burial will follow at Springfield Township Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church in the Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations to his daughters would be appreciated.


MICHAEL TWINING

Michael Jay Twining, 49, of Holland, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in his home. He was born February 11, 1962, in Toledo, to Richard and Mary (Casali) Twining. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then continued at UT and earned his master's degree.
He was employed at the Chrysler Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg for 23 years. Mr. Twining enjoyed photography, woodworking and Airedale dogs. He also was a devoted University of Michigan and University of Toledo Rocket fan.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lori Lynn; son, Jonathan Neal; parents, Richard and Mary Twining; sister, Andrea Fleming; mother-in-law, Joyce Barrett; sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Jenean and Brian Ferree; brother-in-law, Matthew Barrett; nieces and nephews, Jack Ferree and Mollie, Maddie and Nathan Barrett, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 16, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Walker Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or www.caringbridge.com.


REV. DONALD MURRAY

The Rev. Donald M. Murray, 65, of Holland, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Mercy St. Anne Hospital. He was a 1965 graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and an honorable discharged U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He worked for the American Red Cross as an MUA attendant, retiring after 34 years of service. He was ordained under the late Reverend M. L. Gabriel. He became pastor of First Baptist Church in Port Clinton, Ohio, subsequently, he became pastor of First MB Church of Swanton, where he served for 5-1/2 years.
Rev. Murray is survived by his wife, Amanda Bates-Murray; son, Minister Aaron (Kim) Murray Sr.; five grandchildren, one of whom he raised, Re-Gan Murray of Holland; mother, Georgia Doneghy of Tiffin Ohio; mother-in-law, Beauty Mae Bates; brother, Edward Murray of Detroit Michigan; sister, Virginia Murray of Kokomo, Indiana, and many other relatives.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at the Indiana Avenue MB Church, with Dr. J. E. Roberts, pastor, and Bishop Hal Robinson, euologist, of Nashville, Tennessee, officiating. Arrangements were made by the C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.


GEORGE REHAK

George W. Rehak, 91, of Holland, and formerly of Schenectady, New York, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Parkcliffe Community. He was born on July 30, 1919, to William and Anna Rehak in Schenectady. He was employed with the General Electric Co. in New York before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked in the maintenance department for Ellis Hospital and was the supervisor of the department for about 10 years before retiring.
After retirement, Mr. Rehak became a volunteer fireman at Thomas Corners in Scotia, New York. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia ÒJayneÓ Rehak; daughter, Shirley (Mike) Gray; granddaughters, Jodi, Teri and Lori; great-grandchildren, Conner, Courtney, Breanna, Ricki, Sierra and Hannah, and brother, Rudolf (Gertrude) Rehak, of Clifton Park, New York. He was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Gomez.
Graveside services and interment were private at Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkcliffe Community.


SILVIO PESAVENTO

Silvio James Pesavento, 89, of Holland, died May 30, 2011, in his home. He was born in Marlboro, New York, on September 30, 1921, to Frederick and Valentina Pesavento. He was married for 46 years to Thelma (Bartram) Pesavento.
He served in World War II in France and England and returned to go to Ithaca College on the GI Bill. His career was in education, and he retired from the Wallkill Central School system in New York as the athletic director. He also worked at SUNY New Paltz, New York, in the '60s and '70s as admissions officer, dean of housing and phys ed instructor. He was successful as a basketball coach for Livingston Manor from 1954-1963 when his team won 42 straight games, and he was named Coach of the Year by the Middletown Record in consecutive years 59-60 and 60-61.
An avid golfer, he belonged to Brandywine Golf Club in Holland. He also belonged to Black Diamond, in Lecanto, Florida, and New Paltz Golf Club.
He is survived by his companion of 15 years, Jeannette Forrester of Holland; six children and their spouses, Sandra (Bruce) DuBois of Tillson, New York, Patricia Reber of Monroe Township, New Jersey, Linda (Gary) Gamso of Leawood, Kansas, Richard (Gina) Pesavento of Calabash, North Carolina, William (Andrea) Pesavento of New Paltz, New York, and Tina (Andrew) Schott of Niskayuna, New York; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; eight siblings; brothers, Dominic, Frederick, Joseph, and sisters, Olga, Elizabeth, Mary, Julia, and Gloria.
Services were held Saturday, June 4, at Brandywine Country Club, 6409 Salisbury Road, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or on-line at http://www.hospice nwo.org.


MARIE VERNIER

Marie Olive Vernier, 91, of Holland, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice on the campus of Flower Hospital. She was born October 30, 1919, in Toledo, to Bernard Francis and Olive (Beiser) McCloskey.
A graduate of Scott High School, she was employed by Dura Corporation, retiring in 1990 at the age of 70. In her younger days, she was an exceptional softball player. She was an avid reader who enjoyed sewing and cooking. She also enjoyed traveling with her sister, Bernadine, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Terhune and Robin (Robert) Churchill; grandchildren, Debbie McPherson, Paul, Dan and Steve Holley, Andrew and Aaron Churchill, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Norman and Patrick McCloskey; sisters, Bernadine Holloway, Myrtine Witaszek, Romaine Roach, and her son-in-law, Kenneth Terhune.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 14, in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, with the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer, officiating. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebeid Hospice, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.


JAMES KELLY SR.

James P. Kelly Sr., 48, of Holland, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Flower Hospital. He was born March 24, 1963, to Oscar "James" McKenzie and Mary (Boyd) Kelly in Toledo. He was a truck driver for more than 20 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley and grilling outside with his family and friends, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his children, Jimmy Jr., Erica and Justin; grandchildren, Connor, Skyler and Logen; brothers, Charles (Katherine), Tony (Denise) and Joe (Karen) Boyd, and many nieces, nephews and close family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 6, at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California 90266.


ANNA BURTON

Anna Bell Burton, 85, of Toledo, died April 23, 2011, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. She married Arthur Burton Jr. in 1953, in Indianapolis, Indiana, then moved to Toledo, in 1954.
She was an active member of the New Home Missionary Baptist Church, then later joined the Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. She taught for Toledo-EOPA Head Start for more than 25 years as head teacher, and was recently honored for 25 years of dedicated service as an Avon representative.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Burton Jr.; sons, Raymond (Rosemary) Burton Sr., A. Wayne (Kim) Burton, Patrick Burton; daughters, Jessica Burton, Elaine (Terry) Gamble and Patricia (Francis) Dumbuya; 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, at Friendship Baptist Church, Toledo, with Bishop Duane Tisdale officiating. Arrangements were made by The House of Day Funeral Services, Toledo.


MARGUERITE SHINSKY

Marguerite J. (Kubica) Shinsky, 76, of Holland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born on May 19, 1934, in McClellandtown, Pennsylvania, to Martin and Julia (Burnsack) Kubica. She married Joseph Shinsky on November 26, 1960.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was proud of her Czech heritage and enjoyed making kielbasa and pierogi with loved ones.
She is survived by her son, Joseph (Dierdra) Shinsky; grandchildren, Jacklyn and Joseph, and brother, Martin Kubica. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and siblings, Mary, Ann, Julia, Mike, Thomas, Charles and Edward.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28, at the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Burial was private.


WILLIAM JACKSON

William "Bill" Jackson, 79, of Holland, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born to Ruby Jackson, on April 12, 1931, in Toledo, and later attended Holland Elementary and Holland High School. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked for many years for the DeVilbiss Company in material handling.
He enjoyed attending and watching car racing, motorcycles and spending times with his friends and family.
He is survived by his aunts, Luella Goldstein and Ruth Holland, and many cousins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9, in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Delta, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


GAIL LOUISE STROLL

Gail Louise Stroll, 65, of Holland, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her home. She was born July 17, 1945, to Robert and Lois (Cole) Popplewell in Toledo. She worked for more than 30 years as a legal secretary for various firms. She enjoyed bowling, reading and spending time with her family. She married Henry Stroll on January 12, 1980.
Mrs. Stroll is survived by her husband, Henry; children, Timothy (Wendi) Rutkowski of Toledo, and Kerri (Edward) Murphy of Waterville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kyle, Cody, Austin, Gavin, Courtney and Ethan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Vergie) Popplewell and Lois Popplewell, and sister and brother-in-law, Robin (Renard) Przymierski.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, in the Peinert Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Road, Waterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.


RICHARD DOTY

Richard L. Doty, 53, of Holland, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. He attended Harvard Elementary School and was a 1976 graduate of Bowsher High School. He was an assembly associate at Jeep Chrysler Fiat for 33 years. Mr. Doty volunteered at Sylvania Veterinarian Clinic as a cat cuddler and enjoyed sharing good wine with friends, traveling, golfing and "cottage life."
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy; brother, David (Charlene) Doty; sisters, Sandy (Tom) Mulford, and Amy Eyman; mother-in-law, Virginia Kowalski; brother-in-law, Larry (Sandy) Kowalski; sisters-in-law, Linda (Dave) Schoviak and Karen (Thom) Kudelka; uncle, Ed (Tracy) Poling, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Orva Jeanne Doty; father-in-law, Mitchell Kowalski.
Funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by the Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memories Live On Animal Foundation, 4801 Holland-Sylvania Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 or The United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604, or a charity of the donor's choice.


MARJORIE BRENIZER

Marjorie A. "Marji" Brenizer, 58, of Holland, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at the Toledo Hospital. She was born September 23, 1952, in Toledo. She was an English teacher and National Diamond Award speech coach at Whitmer High School for more than 20 years before retiring. Mrs. Brenizer was a member of Phi Delta Kappa International, Phi Lamda Theta Honorary Organization and NEA. She received national recognition for high levels of competition in speech and debate. She enjoyed reading, and traveling throughout the United States and Canada.
Mrs. Brenizer is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jim Brenizer; mother, Catherine, and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Louie Hughes.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12, at Holland Free Methodist Church, with the Revs. Keith Simpson and Steve Anthony officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park, Chapel of Peace. Arrangements were made by the Newcomer Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio 43615, or to Toledo Area Ministries.


WILLIE HAMER

Willie C. Hamer, 65, of Holland, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Arbors at Sylvania. He was born on April 20, 1945, in Kilmichael, Mississippi, to Willie and Beatrice (Harvey) Hamer. He moved to Toledo in 1963, after graduating from Kilmichael High School. He started working for United Parcel Service in 1970 as a truck washer, but quickly worked his way up to management. He retired from UPS in 2000 as a feeder manager.
He is survived by his wife 35 years, Karen; sisters, Mattie Hamilton of Toledo, and Jessie (Robert) Love of Jackson, Mississippi); sons, Christopher (Portrus) Hamer, Scott (Michelle) Hamer; stepdaughters, Jennifer (Gerald) Resnik, Kimberly Kurek-Maloney (Daniel); his special son, Derek Quinn; grandchildren, Nicole Guess, Crystal Hamer, James Taylor, Rachel Resnik, Christopher W. Hamer, Madeline Maloney, Evelyn Maloney, Jaylyn Hamer, Kaje Resnik and Jameson Maloney, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Wake, followed by funeral services, were held Saturday, February 12, at the House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to SouthernCare (Hospice), American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.


CARL SPITLER

Carl Spitler, 66, of Holland, died Sunday, January 30, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Willard, Ohio, to Ralph and Doris (Bollinger) Spitler. He married Carla Hurst on August 5, 1967, in Perrysburg. Mr. Spitler was a 1962 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1967.
Throughout his years he taught distributive education at Port Clinton High School, where he also coached football and baseball from 1967 to 1970. He went on to coach Little League Baseball in Perrysburg, where he was actively involved for many years. He worked for American Greetings Corporation for 20 years as a sales representative. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his family.
Mr. Spitler is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carla; children, Scott (Katherine) Spitler of Overland Park, Kansas, Stephen Spitler of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shelley Merz of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Brandon, Jack, Samuel, Caroline and Isabella; mother, Doris; siblings, Patricia Irons, Ronald Spitler, Darl Spitler, John Spitler and Jane Vazquez, and 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, in 2003.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team in Training via the following Web site: http://pages.teamintraining.org/il/BOASham11/smerzm.


MARK WING

Mark Wing, 49, of Holland, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, in his home. He was born in Toledo on June 12, 1961, to Norman and Beverly (Vallentine) Wing. He married Penny Euton in Toledo on September 9, 1994. He had worked as a maintenance supervisor for Super Fitness.
Mr. Wing is survived by his wife, Penny Euton-Wing; children, Dalton, Brandi, Chad; grandchildren; mother, Beverly Wing; sisters, Vickie (Steve) Miller, Deborah (Wayne) Dauwalter, Lynn (Nick) Petrce, Diane (Larry) Twigg, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman; sister, Darla Wing; brother, Douglas Wing and son, Justin Wing.
A graveside service was held at Springfield Township Cemetery on Friday, January 21. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Holland.


THELMA GARBER

Thelma Grace (Rupp) Garber, 90, of Holland, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 30, 1920, in Waterville Township, Ohio, to John and Hazel (Mayer) Rupp. She was a cafeteria worker for many years for the Springfield Township School District. She married Carl Garber Sr. on April 12, 1941, in Toledo.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy (David Sr.) Suleski of Plant City, Florida, and Cindy Baker of Holland; daughters-in-law, Patricia Garber and Irene Garber; grandchildren, David Jr. and Tom Suleski, Kris and Josh Garber, Amanda and Nic Baker; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Green and Leona (Kenneth) Haynes and brother, Kenny (Martha) Rupp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sr.; sons, Carl Jr. and Terry; son-in-law, Marshall Baker, and siblings, Harley, Bob, Don, and Betty Rupp.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at the Peinert Funeral Home, Whitehouse, Ohio. Interment was in Whitehouse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.



MILTON BENNETT JR.

Milton Walker Bennett Jr. died December 13, 2010. He was born October 12, 1925, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Milton Walker and Anna Hartley Bennett. He was raised in Adrian, Michigan, and moved to Toledo in 1942. He served as a member of the United States Army Air Corps from January 1944 until December 1945. On January 17, 1945, the B-24 airplane on which he served as an aerial gunner crashed in Sweden. Although the pilot had bailed out, the plane landed upright as he rode it to the ground.
He received his bachelor of engineering from the University of Toledo in 1948, and his master of science degree in chemical engineering from Case Western Institute of Technology in 1950. On March 21, 1948, he and Marilyn Kratt were married at the First Baptist Church of Toledo.
Mr. Bennett was a member of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo for 67 years and served as past president of the Executive Council in addition to spearheading numerous building programs and boards. He was a past president of the Ohio Baptist Convention, past treasurer of the ABC/USA and a past trustee of Judson College, Elgin, Illinois. He was a past president and is a trustee for life of the YMCA of Metro Toledo and was a former district commissioner and Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He received the Silver Beaver Award from the BSA in 1972. He also served as a past president of the Northwest Ohio Restaurant Association and a member of the Toledo Rotary Club.
He served as the chairman of Bennett Enterprise, Inc. After joining his father in the restaurant business in 1950, he and his brother became primary operators upon the death of their father in 1951. They became successful owners of numerous restaurants and hotels in the greater Toledo area.
He also was an active member of the Masonic community. Masonic affiliations include: Barton Smith Lodge #613 (60 years), Toledo Commandery #7, K.T. (60 years), Toledo Council #33 (60 years), Fort Meigs Chapter #29, RAM. He was an Honorary 33¡ of the Valley of Toledo AASR, a member of Zenobia Shrine, Toledo Court #21, Royal Order of Jesters, St. Thomas Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Ohio College, SRICF.
He was a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor and the Rainbow Grand Cross of Color. He was a 50-year member of Palestine Chapter, #51, OES. where he served as worthy patron five times.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn; sons, David (Gwen) of Loveland, Ohio, and Gary of Perrysburg; daughters, Carol (David) Clarke of Toledo, and Susan (Michael) Dunlap of Purcellville, Virginia; grandchildren, Robert (Kerri) Bennett, Allison Bennett, Stephanie (Kyle) Wesling, Melissa Clarke, Elizabeth (David) Zaenger, Lauren Clarke, Richard Dunlap, Thomas Dunlap, Courtney (Mark) Watson, Amanda Bennett, Daniel Bennett; great-grandchildren, Megan and JT Bennett and Morgan Watson, and brother, David (Susan) Bennett of Perrysburg.
Order of Eastern Star and Masonic services were held Wednesday, December 15, at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, Toledo. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 16, at the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, the YMCA of Metropolitan Toledo, the Boy Scouts of America or the Ohio Eastern Star Home.



EDITH KARAMOL

Edith Anna (Hall) Karamol, 92, of Holland, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Spring Meadows Care Center. She was born in Swanton, Ohio, on August 7, 1918, to George and Anna (Yohnke) Hall. She was employed at Anthony Wayne Schools for five years, Pilliod Cabinet Company in Swanton for six years and during World War II, she was employed at Willys-Overland (Jeep).
For many years, she was a member of St. JosephÕs Catholic Church, Maumee. In her later years, she was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Toledo. She enjoyed fishing on the Maumee River with her husband and seven sons, and taking camping trips to Traverse City, Michigan. She was known for making baby quilts and baking.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (Nancy), Edward (Sandra S.), Casper (Sandra M.) Jr., George (Charlene), Frank (Margaret) and Joseph (Jeanne); grandchildren and great- grandchildren; sister, Florence Jennings, and brothers, George and Raymond Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Casper Karamol; son, John Karamol, and brother, Edgar Hall.
Funeral services began Wednesday, December 15, in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment was in St. JosephÕs Cemetery, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43614.


INA MAE GRABARCZYK VOSS

Ina Mae (Grabarczyk) Voss, 80, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Ina Mae was born in Toledo on September 13, 1930. She owned and operated LennyÕs Food and Variety Store and NinoÕs Market, both in Holland.
She was a member for more than 60 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish where she was a member of the seniors group, the Daughters of Mary and the Altar Rosary Society.
She also was a member of the USA Seniors, AARP, a life member of the DAV and a member of Przybylski American Legion Post #642 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Joseph) Salazar; granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn and Crystal Dawn (Jerry); great-grandchildren, Ciera, Vada, Ethan and Leyland; sister, Elaine Bacon; brother, John Nino, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Grabarczyk and William Voss.
Scripture services were held Thursday, December 16, the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Holland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the church.


JOHN BLAKELY

John Charles Blakely, 46, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at his residence. He was born in Toledo on April 17, 1964, to Richard and Janien (Shelt) Blakely.
He graduated from St. JohnÕs High School in 1983. He received a bachelor of mortuary science degree from CCMS and was a funeral director at the former Snyder Funeral Home in Leipsic. He was a member of St. MaryÕs Catholic Church in Leipsic and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Blakely (Robert Sanchez) of North Baltimore; son, John Blakely of Leipsic; granddaughter, Alexis Sanchez; parents; brothers, Mike (Cheryl) and Tom (Jessica) Blakely, all of Perrysburg, Doug (Cheryl) Blakely of Findlay and Bill Blakely of Toledo.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in North Baltimore, with Father J. R. Hadnagy officiating. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.



NINA BUCHHOLZ

Nina M. Buchholz, 85, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility, Holland. She was born on June 28, 1925, to James and Myrtle (Hill) Webb. She married Glenn Buchholz in San Diego, California, on January 3, 1946.
She was a member of the former Asbury United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed working in her yard, especially with her flowers, traveling and camping with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn; sons, Ronald (Karen) Buchholz, Timothy Buchholz; daughter, Nancy (Fred) Foster; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Pamela O. and Pamela A.; sister-in-law, Edna Buchholz, and brother-in-law, Earl Buchholz. She was preceded in death by her sons, David and Richard Buchholz; sisters, Ruby Woodruff and Dorothy Shelby, and brother, Thomas Webb.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 10, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Astor House, Alzheimer's Association or Southern Care Hospice.



RICHARD HINDS


Richard "Ric" C. Hinds died Monday, November 22, 2010. He was born on April 5, 1949, in Evanston, Illinois, to C. Thomas and Maryann Hinds. He was a graduate of Devilbiss High School and attended the University of Toledo.
Mr. Hinds was an operations manager for Guardian Alarm. He spent his spare time as an avid sportsman and athlete. He played softball, tennis, golf and flag football most of his life. He enjoyed automobiles, and treasured the holiday season, family get-togethers, a themed Christmas tree and Thanksgiving football.
He is survived by his son, Corey Hinds; daughter, Jennifer (Chris) Lewis; grandchildren, Catelynn and Carter; step-grandchildren, Kirsten, CJ and Chandler; mother, Maryann Hinds; brothers, Thomas and Timothy (Joyce) of Skillman Valley, Illinois; sisters, Cindy (Jack) Babel of Bartlet, Illinois, and Lili Hinds; nieces, Wendy, Michelle, Kelly, Lindsay; nephew, Aaron; great-nieces, Bailey, Melanie and Kayla, and life-long friends, Jim Horton and Barb Lump. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom.
At Mr. HindsÕ request, funeral services will be private. A celebration of life service was held Sunday, November 28, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Washington Township Fire and Rescue Department, 2469 Shoreland Avenue, followed by a Jimmy Buffet themed remembrance.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Myeloma Fund, P. O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio. 44193.


 

KAREN GALLAWAY
Karen M. (Steinbauer) Gallaway of Holland, died Friday, November 12, 2010, in The Toledo Hospital. She was born March 24, 1960, in Toledo. She was a 1978 graduate of McAuley High School and a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University. At one time she worked for Norrell Services, NSS Services and New Mather Metals. She also was active with Assistance Dogs of America.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; parents, Louis and Joanne Steinbauer; brothers, Harvey (Lisa), Mark (Lin) and Joe (Carson) Steinbauer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard Sr. and Mary Gallaway; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Scripture Service was held Monday, November 15, at the Coyle Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Assistance Dogs of America, 8806 State Route 64, Swanton, Ohio 43558.


CATHERINE SCHOENFELT
Catherine Rose Schoenfelt, 59, of Holland, died November 13, 2010. She was born in Toledo, to Lawrence "Fritz" and Doris (Williams) Schoenfelt on November 17, 1950. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1968, and from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of education degree, in 1972. She received her master of education degree from the University of Toledo on August 24, 1991.
Ms. Schoenfelt started her career in teaching in Weslaco, Texas, then moved to Attica, Ohio, where she taught for one year. She then settled back in Toledo, where she taught 30 years for Toledo Public Schools at Keyser Elementary, retiring in November 2009. She volunteered at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary for a few months, and her last duty was greeting the students in August 2010 for their first day of school.
Her hobbies included reading, crafts, traveling, gardening, cooking and baking.
She is survived by her father, Lawrence; mother, Doris; sister, Sandi; uncle, aunts, and several cousins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, at the Walter Funeral Home. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614.


ROBERT COLLEDGE
Robert "Butch" "Bob" Noble Colledge, 70, of Holland, died Sunday, November 14, 2010. He was born to Howard and Almyra (Gensenleichter) Colledge on July 3, 1940. The youngest of 20 children, he started working at a young age to help provide for his family. He met his childhood sweetheart and wife, Mary, while working as an ice-cream cart peddler in Toledo. He became a commercial truck driver in 1967, and was part of Teamsters Local 299 for 32 years. He retired from Yellow Freight Systems in 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary; daughters, Colleen (Daniel) Deprospero, Joy (Jim) Keebler, Bobbie (Wyatt) Rodriguez, Amy (David) Suh; grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Cody, David, Colten, Lexus, and Parker, and sister, Donna Russell.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 20, at the Holland Free Methodist Church. Arrangements were made by the Walter Funeral Home, Toledo.


FLOYD ABRAMCZYK
Floyd F. Abramczyk, 83, of Holland, died Monday, October 25, 2010, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence, of Sylvania. He was employed as a die-cast operator with the Gerity Schultz Company for more than 47 years, retiring in 1989. He served with the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Abramczyk was a long time member of the Calvary Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Gladys Abramczyk; daughter, Linda Lepper; son, Walter (Rita) Abramczyk; five grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; sister, Lucille King; brother, Gervis (Wanda) Abramczyk, and sister-in-law, Frances Abramczyk. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Abramczyk, and brother-in- law, Junior King. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, at Calvary Assembly of God. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Assembly of God Church, 5025 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614.


ERWIN GERHARTER
Erwin P. Gerharter, 88, of Holland, died October 4, 2010, at Spring Meadows Senior Community. He was born August 27, 1922, to Arthur and Mary (Bieber) Gerharter in Roscoe, South Dakota. He grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri, graduated from Benton High and served his country in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator/gunner with the 345th Bomb Group. On December 1, 1945 he married Shirley (Barrows). He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1949. Before retiring, he was a realtor and a real estate appraiser in Ohio and Michigan, active in his church and was a jail chaplin for 25 years. He is survived by his wife of more than 64 years, Shirley; daughter, Susan Fuessel; sons, Steve (Cheryl) Gerharter, Scott Gerharter; eight grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren and three greatgreat- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Gerharter and Vern Gerharter; sister, Ramona Gallagher; brotherin- law, Bob Gallagher; son-inlaw, Odis Fuessel; grandchildren, Steven Fuessel, Debra Fuessel, and great-grandson, Luke Fuessel. A memorial service will be held at The Dwelling Place Church, in Holland, on November 13, 2010. Memorial donations may be made to The Dwelling Place Church (food pantry) in Holland.
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ETHEL PONTIOUS
Ethel Marie Pontious, 82, of Holland, died Sunday, October 3, 2010, at the Arbors of Sylvania. She was born June 24, 1928, to Emory and Goldie (Lewis) Robinson in Greenup, Kentucky. She married Robert “Bob” Pontious on May 20, 1950, in Angola, Indiana. She was a longtime member of Bethel Assembly of God in Perrysburg. Ethel enjoyed taking care of her family and she especially enjoyed getting the family together and preparing all the holiday dinners. She was an avid gardener, tending to her flower beds. She also enjoyed canning her own vegetables and quilting. Mrs. Pontious is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob; children, Gary (Marilyn), Rick (Cathy), Kenneth (Brenda) Pontious and Kathy (Rick) Petree; grandchildren, Gary (Monica), Melissa (Jim), Ricky (Heather), Kim (Mark), Nick (Stacy), Brent (Valerie), Jeremy and Elizabeth; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Cline and brother, Jim Cornwell. She was preceded in death by her Elmo, Sam and Leland Robinson. Visitation was held Wednesday, October 6, at Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Assembly of God in Perrysburg.


GWENDOLYN MEE
Gwendolyn J. (Garrett) Mee, 70, of Holland, died Saturday, September, 25, 2010, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Ohio Bell Telephone Pioneers and the Toledo Chapter #341 Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her sons, Donnell (Julie) Garrett and Michael (Rebecca) Garrett; grandson, Donnell Garrett III; siblings, Patricia Coleman, June Beaureguard, Brenda Campbell, Dennis Davis, and Phyllis McSwain, and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnell Garrett Sr.; second spouse, L. Robert Mee, and siblings, Winifred James, Kathleen Stuart, Eleanor Wiley, Bernadine Haines, and Erving Davis. Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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.GLORIA J. DUNN
Gloria J. Dunn, 84, of Holland, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo facility. She was employed in the clerical field for 40 years, retiring in 1986. She volunteered in the surgical unit at St. Anne’s Hospital for six years and was a member of the Over 55 Club. She also was active in her senior living community where she played Bingo each week and volunteered at the Thrift Shop. She is survived by her sister Sue (Robert) Foust of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren Terilynn Mullinger and Beth Marie Howatt; great-grandchildren Casey, Bri, Hailee, Mandy, Riley, Zachary, Matthew and Jonathan; former son-inlaw, Walt Wilson; stepdaughter, Pam Joe Houser of Syracuse, Indiana, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dunn and sister, Doris Frazier. A Committal Service was held Saturday, September 4, at Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests doations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


KATHLEEN FIRSDON
Kathleen Firsdon, 62, of Holland, died Sunday, August 29, 2010. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Firsdon is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gerald “Jerry” Firsdon; daughters, Sandi Arredondo and Brenda Firsdon; sons, Craig (Leslie) Firsdon and David (Paula) Firsdon; grandchildren, Sammy, Nico, Hailey, Emma, Jacob, Spencer and Breanna, and sister, Pat (Ralph) Basinger. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Firsdon. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 2, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Transportation Department.


WILLIE LEE SCOTT
Willie Lee “Aunt T” Scott, 87, of Holland, died Sunday, August 29, 2010, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo facility. She was a member of Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the former president of the Pastor’s Aide Club. Prior to retirement, she was employed for more than 40 years in the housekeeping department of St. Vincent Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie “BJ” (Allen) Tucker of Taylor, Michigan, Carolyn (Michael) Jenkins, Carrie Lyons, and Jacqueline Scott; daughter-in-law, Lucy Scott, all of Toledo; 11 grandchildren; 25 greatgrandchildren; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Scott. Wake services were held Friday, September 3, in the C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Toledo. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sylvester Madison officiating.
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ROGER TUMEY
Roger J. Tumey, 90, of Springfield Township, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Windhaven Eldercare Center. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II. He worked for the Jeep Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1977. Listening to Big Band music was one of his favorite pastimes. He is survived by his children, James (Laura) Tumey, of Riga, Michigan, Lawrence and Kathy Tumey, both of Toledo, and Lori Tumey, of Petersburg, Michigan; grandchildren, Lindsey and Cody Horvath, and sister, Carma Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Patricia. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Interment was in Marygrove Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


LINDA BORUCKI
Linda L. Borucki, 57, of Holland, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born in Toledo, on November 8, 1952, to John and Patsy (Robinett) Furstenberg. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Borucki is survived by her husband, David; son, John (Lisa) Borucki; daughter, Jennifer (Warren) Parker; grandchildren, Nate, TJ, Amanda, Brooke; father, John Furstenberg; motherin- law, Bernadine Borucki and sisters, Sherri and Janet. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Furstenberg, and granddaughter, Danielle. Visitation was held Saturday, August 28, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Services and burial were private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association.


FRANCES SIEGFRIED
Frances Louise Siegfried, 79, of Holland, died Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Tennessee on May 20, 1931, to John and Bessie (Casteel) Rowe. She worked many years as hostess/ waitress for the Griddle Cake. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Ray) Twigg, Theresa Story, Mary Miller; son, Stephen (Aline) Siegfried; grandchildren, TJ, Todd, Stephanie, Michelle, Christina, Ariel, Robin; great-grandchildren, Jason, Josh, Ashley, Matthew, Abigail, Savannah, Chasity; sister, Faye and brothers, “WH”, Ed and Johnny Rowe. She was preceded in death by her greatgrandson, Jeremiah. Funeral services were held Friday, August 27, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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BARBARA ZOLTANSKI

Barbara Finsel Zoltanski died Thursday, August 20, 2010. She was born in Fostoria, Ohio, in 1929, to Ralph and Helen (Hoffbauer) Finsel. She received her bachelor’s degree in teaching in 1952, from St. Mary of the Springs College for Women, in Columbus. She taught first grade in one of the last remaining four-room schoolhouses in rural Ohio. Throughout the course of her life, Mrs. Zoltanski honored her family heritage of service through international and local concerns. She reached beyond her community to raise awareness and generate funds to support special needs children in developing countries, with a particular interest in Guatemala. She involved her local community to respond to the plight of the Chernobyl disaster, working to supply safe food to families. She promoted cultural exchange that fostered understanding and peace, welcoming international students and Asian educators to reside in her family home. On a local level, her efforts resulted in the first federally-funded hot lunch program at her community elementary school, the establishment of publicly provided transportation for faith-based schools in Lucas County, and the preservation of Maumee Valley historic structures. She was concerned with the needs of Toledo central city children, where she was a volunteer teacher. Mrs. Zoltanski served meals at St. Francis De Sales soup kitchen and drove a door-to-door bread route delivering to families in need. An accomplished pianist, throughout her life with her husband and many children, Mrs. Zoltanski routinely visited the elderly, sick and local nursing homes to play the piano and read poetry. A lifelong student of American history, particularly the Civil War and the Maumee River Valley, Mrs. Zoltanski shared her knowledge via a weekly newspaper column in the Maumee Herald. Trail Lore chronicled Ohio history and documented stories of local residents and their place in regional events. Mrs. Zoltanski was affiliated with the Ohio Dominican University Alumni Association, the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, where she was president of the investment group, Foundation for Life, Heartbeat of Toledo and the Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Attorney Edward Zoltanski; children, Teresa Zoltanski, Esq., Cecilia Zoltanski Ross, Mary Zoltanski DeWitt, Thomas Edward, Stephen John, Peter Joseph, Helen Zoltanski, Monica Zoltanski, Esq., Joan Zoltanski Karabogias, M.D.; grandchildren, and siblings, Mildred Naderer, Mary Gabel, Charles Finsel. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Francis, and her siblings, Ursula Maciejewski, Catherine Knopp and Norman Finsel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, August 26, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 104 West Broadway Street, Maumee. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Francis Zoltanski Tuition Assistance Fund, which benefits students at St. Joseph’s School with special and financial needs. Contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Church, 104 West Broadway, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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CHARLES HAZLETT
Charles Hazlett, 51, of Springfield Township, died Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born July 20, 1959, in Toledo. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and stunt driving. He is survived by his significant other, Sherry Schumann; daughter, Chyrstal Hazlett; mother, Marie (Thomas) Meyers; sisters, Robin (Jay) Oldham, Rovena Barnes (Richard Rechtine); Renee (Joe) Attaway and Tammy (Jessie) Carpenter, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, at the Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home.


BETTY JANE SPRATT
Betty Jane Spratt, 86, of Holland, died July 20, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born on May 27, 1924, to Rudolph and Gladys (Schmakel) Kreft, in Toledo. She was a homemaker and worked part-time for Bargain City and Miller Fireworks. A cake decorator, she worked out of her home making cakes for special occasions for family and friends. She also enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. Ms. Spratt is survived by her children, Eddie (Peggy) Spratt, Debbie (Doug) Bialecki, John (Desiree) Spratt and Melda “Sue” (Jerry) VonSeggern; son-inlaw, Al Gross; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and sisters, Marie Schlapman and Shirley (Dennis) Bast. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward; sons, James and Tom; daughter, Judy Gross, and brother, William Kreft. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Airport Highway, with the Rev. Larry Carey officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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FREDERICK FADELL
Frederick J. Fadell, 85, of Holland, died Monday, July 5, 2010, in the Arbors of Sylvania. He was a graduate of Woodward High School and the University of Toledo, where he received his BBA in 1947 and his LLB in 1959. He was an assistant county prosecutor of Lucas County before he went into private practice for more than 40 years. He served as director of the Lucas County Welfare Department and was responsible for bringing the federal food stamp program to the county. Mr. Fadell also was responsible for the merging of the Soldiers and Sailors welfare division into the Lucas County Welfare Department, and he established a procedure for the prosecution of welfare fraud and a program for work relief. He was magistrate of the Municipal Court of Toledo. He was a member of the Michigan and Ohio Bar Associations, a member of the Lebanese Business Men’s Organization (Kappa Chi), an active member of the Democratic party and director and chairman of the Proud Mothers Beggars March for the collection of funds for the Danny Thomas’ St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; daughters, Karen (Bill) Mahr, Diane (John) Lark and Cyni Montrie; grandchildren, Melissa (Chuck) Dieringer, Sarah (Steve) Martise, Bill (Natalie) Mahr; Stephanie and Megan Montrie; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Hannah Dieringer and Noah Mahr, and brother, Louis Fadell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alex, and sisters, Emily and Mary. A Scripture service was held Thursday, July 8, at Coyle Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joan of Arc Church. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.


DORA PAWLACZYK
Dora S. “Doris” Pawlaczyk, 88, of Holland, died June 18, 2010, at Flower Hospital. She was born on November 30, 1921, to Michael and Sophia (Beczkowski) Pawlicki. She worked as a drill press operator for Jeep Corp. She was a member of the UAW and the Altar and Rosary Society at Holy Trinity Church, Marygrove. She enjoyed gardening, canning and playing cards. Ms. Pawlaczyk is survived by her daughter-inlaw, Karen Pawlaczyk; grandchildren, Amy (Nick) Szymanski, Paul (Stephanie) Pawlaczyk, Jill (Rob) Palmer, Jane (Dave) Hulka, Mark (Christa) Pawlaczyk and Matt Pawlaczyk; greatgrand- children, Jacob, Allie, Sydney, Emily, Carson, Owen, Kayley, Grant, Harper, Isabel and Colin, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, and sons, Bob and Tom. A recitation of the Rosary was held Tuesday, June 22, at the W.K. Sujkowski and Son Funeral Home, Airport Highway. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, June 23, at Holy Trinity Church, Marygrove. Interment was in Marygrove Cemetery.
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IRMA FREED
Irma Mae Freed, 79, of Holland, and formerly of Toledo, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Care Center. She was born in Deshler, Ohio on February 15, 1931, to William and Helen (Huber) Isenhart. She was a member of Park Congregational Church in Toledo. She enjoyed the Toledo Symphony, Opera and traveling. Ms. Freed is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Rulason, and granddaughter, Andrea Rulason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Relden Freed; parents, and stepfather, Carl Harms. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, at the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Congregational Church, 1456 Harvard Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43614.


BRENDA MILLS
Brenda Lee (Pawlinski) Mills, 41, died Friday, May 28, 2010, as the result of a motorcycle accident. She is survived by her husband, James Mills; children, Brandon and Mikenzie; mother, Evelyn Pawlinski; sister, Tammy (Kim) Osborn; brother-in-law, Joe Holmes, and several nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crafts and the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Pawlinski, and sister, Sandra Holmes. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, at the Wisniewski Funeral Home Inc., Toledo. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery. Charitable donations can be bestowed to the Mills children fund.
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LEONA DELANEY
Leona F. Delaney, 93, of Holland, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Spring Meadows Extended Care Center. She was born December 6, 1916, to Joe and Sophie (Jeziorski) Tafelski. She married Francis “Hoop” Delaney on December 26, 1933. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She is survived by her sons, Gerald “Jerry” Delaney and David (Marie) Delaney; stepson, Donald Delaney; daughter, Janet Meek; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; daughter-in-law, Karen Delaney, and special friend, Barb Schmiedebush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, on August 24, 1994. She also was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Delaney; brother, Clemens Tafelski; sister, Martha Ryan; son-inlaw, Robert Meek, and daughter-in-law, Eileen Delaney. Scripture services were held Friday, May 28, in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Funeral services began in the funeral home on Saturday, May 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Church. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


SHARON LEMKE
Sharon A. Lemke, 72, of Holland, died May 16, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Michael) Walters, Lisa (Todd) Hornyak, Amy (Stacey) Fletcher; son, Jim (Janie) Kaltenbach; eight grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 19. Arrangements were made by the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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DELBERT ‘BUMP’ CHILDRESS SR.
Delbert “Bump” Childress Sr., 62, of Holland, died Sunday, April 25, 2010. He was born in Toledo, on April 2, 1948, to Paul and Martha (Brumfield) Childress. He married Carolyn Buck, in Maumee, on February 3, 1967. He worked as a truck driver for Wonder Bread for more than 22 years. Mr. Childress is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carolyn; children, Delbert (Teresa) Childress Jr., Carmen (Chris) Sandor, Carrie (Todd) Zappone, Carla (Michael) Whitson, Dean (Amy) Childress; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Paul (Bev) Childress, Tom (Lois) Childress; sister, Ella (Tim) Shelley; step-father, Ralph (Ruth) Smith, and motherin- law, Harriett Buck. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda, and father-in-law, William Buck Sr. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a charity of the donor’s choice.


LAWRENCE VANSCODER
Lawrence B. “Buss” VanScoder, 87, of Holland, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Perrysburg, on August 26, 1922. He was a World War II Army Corps veteran. He worked as a truck driver for Ohio Plate Glass for more than 29 years, and was a member of the Holland American Legion Post #646. Mr. VanScoder is survived by is his wife, Ida Reese-Cramer; daughter, Julie Fieldman; son, Michael; stepson, Kenneth (Dorothy) Cramer; 10 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene “Red” and sisters, Doris Rouiller and Betty Smith. The Holland American Legion Post #646 conducted services on Thursday, April 22, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith Simpson officiating. Burial with full military honors was held at Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Holland Free Methodist Church.


JEANETTE BUCK
Jeanette M. Buck, 69, of Holland, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, in the Whitehouse Country Manor. She is survived by her daughter, Isabell (John) Christian and her son. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Buck, and her mother, Isabelle. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, at the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marygrove. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Planned Pethood.
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DAVID BUTLER
David G. Butler, 64, of Maumee, died Wednesday March 31, 2010, at Flower Hospital. He was born in Toledo, on July 22, 1945, to Ellsworth and Ruth (Seeley) Butler. He married Mary Morgan, in Toledo, on March 15, 1968. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, Mr. Butler was a service technician for Harmon Sign for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary; sons, Dean (Tanya) Butler, Scott (Charice) Butler; daughter, Amy (Orlando) Butler; grandchildren, Jerry, Tim, Joe, Elizabeth, Ryan, Nathan; brothers, Terry (Pam) Butler, Brian (Kathy) Butler; sisters, Doris Coutcher and Kay (Kenny) Jeffries. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. Brad Adams officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.


CHESTER “CHET” KORALEWSKI
Chester “Chet” V. Koralewski, 75, of Holland, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the Toledo Hospital. He was born in Holland, on July 19, 1934, to Joseph and Anna (Zientek) Koralewski. He married Deloris Shade on April 24, 1954. Mr. Koralewski was employed as a truck driver for 30 years before retiring from Duff Truck Lines in 1992. He was a member of Teamsters Local #20, Master Drivers Trucking Association and in his spare time he enjoyed reading and traveling to the casinos. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Koralewski; children, Thomas (Phyllis) Koralewski, Catherine (David) Wyatt, Timothy (Julie) Koralewski, Cheryl Retzloff and Gerald Koralewski; grandchildren, Bradley, Dustin, Trevor, Allen, Zachary and Josh Koralewski, Danielle May, Pamela and Amber Retzloff; great-grandchildren , Samantha May, Isaac Keefer, Tray and Des Taylor. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Leonard Koralewski, and sister-inlaw, Lill Spangler. Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 17, in Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ROBERT BIGLOW
Robert L. Biglow, 77, of Holland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Flower Hospital, Sylvania. He was born in Holland on May 7, 1932, to Lawrence and Maeola (Fisher) Biglow. He married Delores Gadberry, in Sylvania, on October 20, 1951, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 1999. He then married Phyllis in 2001. A 1950 graduate of Holland High School, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Doehler Jarvis. Mr. Biglow is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Kathy (Carl) Wenzlick, Eric Biglow; grandchildren, Lance (Olivia) Barnhiser, Brad Wenzlick, Amanda (Cliff) Brown, Eric Biglow II, Isaiah Biglow; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Quinn Barnhiser. He also was preceded in death by his son, Jeff. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


DORIS CRAY
Doris B. Cray, 89, of Holland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born in Oregon, Ohio, on September 6, 1920, to Joseph and Helen (Romstadt) Haas. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and became a registered nurse after completing the St. Vincent’s nursing program. She served as a Naval Nurse during World War II. Ms. Cray retired from St. Vincent Medical Center after more than 30 years as an R.N. working in the premature nursery. She was a member of St. Ignatius and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlepoint and collecting Hummel figurines. She is survived by her children, Patricia (James) Brimacombe, Thomas (Sue), Charles (Maureen), John and Mark (Luann) Cray; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanne (John) Mermer and Marie Brannan, and sisterin- law, Gloria Haas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Charles, in 1984. She also was preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Jean Dominique; sister, Bernadine Semanson, and brother, William Haas. A recitation of the Rosary was held Wednesday, March 10, in the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Funeral services began in the mortuary on Thursday, March 11, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Oregon. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Palliative Care Unit at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. John’s Jesuit High School.
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ALICE KACZALA
Alice “Boobie” Kaczala, 82, of Holland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Toledo, on June 25, 1927, to Joseph and Stella (Less) Zywocki. She married James Kaczala, in Toledo, on November 25, 1968. She had worked for more than 40 years at Bingham Manufacturing. Mrs. Kaczala is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Caroll (Tom Sr.) Anderson; daughter-in-law, Marsha Sherick; grandchildren, Tammy, Tommy, John Dean, Russell Jay, Don and April; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Sherick; brothers, Stanley and Ed, and sister, Marie. Visitation and services will be private with burial taking place at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Neville Funeral Home, Holland.


DALE STILSON
Dale R. Stilson, 99, of Holland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. A former Williamsburg area resident, he moved to Traverse City in 1979, then to Holland, in 1983. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree from Central Michigan University. He taught in the Grand Traverse area schools for many years, retiring from the Elk Rapids Schools in 1972 after teaching for 36 years. He was born in Clinton County, Michigan, on October 28, 1910, to Roy and Nellie (Briggs) Stilson. He married Ila Cox in 1936. Mr. Stilson is survived by his stepson, Robert Cox; four stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; nephews, James Stilson of Elk Rapids and Mitchel Stilson of Chula Vista, California, and niece, Nancy Stilson of Traverse City. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1990; brother, Edwin Stilson, and niece, Darlene Hulbert. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, at Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. Jamie Gill officiating. Burial was held Thursday, March 11, in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
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MILDRED PATTON
Mildred Lucille (Baumhower) Patton, 93, formerly of Holland, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Spring Meadows Care Center. She was born in Monclova, on April 3, 1916, to John and Adeline (Bruce) Baumhower. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, card playing, gardening and spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, John (Juanita) Patton; daughter, Sharon (Robert) Beach; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; daughter, Beverly Barnes; brothers, John, Glen and Norm, and sister, Helen. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 4, at the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Roth Memorial Cemetery, Monclova. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


PAUL PHIPPS
Paul Phipps, 73, of Holland, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia, on December 30, 1936, to Everett and Sadie Phipps. He married Donna Jean Carter on September 22, 1956. Mr. Phipps was one of the owners of Able Equipment for more than 40 years. He came from West Virginia to work for Nickels Bakery. He was a local member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, State of Ohio for more than 40 years. He enjoyed boating and was a member of Cooley Canal Yacht Club for more than 30 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed motorcycling, and was a charter member of the Dux Motorcycle Club in Bedford and Blackhawks. He is survived by children, Candy (Ed/Lee) Browne, Cathy (Mike) Kolodziejski, Cindy (Larry) Hurst, Paul (Ellen) Steinmiller; grandchildren, Corey Browne, Courtney (Jamie) Goda, Autumn (Mike) Scott, Mikey Kolodziejski, Jennifer (Mike) DiRosa, Amanda Hurst, Amanda Steinmiller, Paul Steinmiller, Jr.; greatgrandchildren, Elloise Kolodziejski, Wyatt Scott, Gretchen Scott, Bryson Goda; brothers, Oneal Phipps, Delmar (Maryann) Phipps; special family members, Betty Burgess and Paul Dickens; brothersin- law, Danny (Bobbi) Carter, Larry Carter; sisters- in-law, Ruthie (Gene) Creecy and Faye (Eddie) McCoppins, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years. The Cooley Canal Yacht Club held services on Friday, March 5, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, at the funeral home, with the Rev. George Goodrich officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.
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LOUIS KRETZ
Louis F. “Louie” Kretz, 83, of Holland, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on December 28, 1926, to Louis and Florence (Westhoven) Kretz. He married Doris Kretz on April 21, 1951. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he continued his service to his country in the Army Reserves. He worked as a truck driver, retiring from Local #20. He was a member of the American Legion Post #646 and VFW Post #3013. An airplane enthusiast, Mr. Kretz enjoyed radio controlled airplanes and building models by hand. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play hockey, soccer and softball. Mr. Kretz is survived by his children, Brenda (Dallas) Provo, Katherine (Ronald) Fitch, Suzanne (George) Shaneyfelt and Edward (Shelly) Kretz; 12 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat- grandchildren; brothers, John (Lucille) Kretz and Charles “Bill” (Kay) Kretz; as well as his special friend, Phyllis Arthur. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, on September 7, 1989. He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Kretz, and sister, Ethlyn Derkus. Funeral services began Friday, February 19, in Neville Funeral Home, Holland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


THELMA HALL
Thelma Kay Hall, 49, of Holland, died Monday, February 15, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born in Toledo, on October 19, 1960, to Frank and Doris (Grover) Sevey. She married Robert Hall in Sylvania, Ohio, on August 20, 1994. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Tom (Monica) Snyder, Allen Snyder; step-children, Jeremy Hall, Jacob Hall; grandchildren, Aaron Snyder, Desiree Snyder; father, Frank Sevey; brothers, William Sevey, Gary Sevey; sister, Pamela (Rodney) Curtis, and nephew, Jason Growden. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Sevey. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. Dennis Lauman officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Victory Junction Gang Camp.
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SUE MOOSE
Sue (Reed) Moose, 74, of Holland, died Friday, January 22, 2010. She was born June 22, 1935, to Wayne and Evelyn (Mortemore) Reed in Sylvania, Ohio. She graduated from Burnham High, in Sylvania, in 1952. She met her husband, Burdell “Burt” at Epiphany Lutheran Church, where they were married on July 7, 1956. Sue worked for the former Wayne Reed, Inc. for 12 years. She later was secretary, bookkeeper and partner with her husband in their sewer and waterline business, Burt Moose, Inc., for 25 years. Special friends included the Burnham High School Ladies, who gathered in her home several times a year, and her tennis friends from Laurel Hill Tennis Club. She and her husband enjoyed family weekends at their farm in Michigan with daughter, Sherrie; son, Jeff and their families. Ms. Moose also enjoyed reading, bird watching, knitting, and discussing politics. As members of the Ohio Contractors Association, Mr. and Mrs. Moose traveled extensively in and out of the country. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on July 7, 2006, when they renewed their wedding vows. Ms. Moose has been a member of Providence Lutheran Church for 44 years, where she was involved with the PLCW and organized many Red Cross blood drives. She worked on Election Day for the Lucas County Board of Elections for more than 30 years. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie (Mike) Carroll, and their children, Steve (Jenna), Malorie (Kent) Winkler and Brian Carroll; son, Jeff (Erin) and their children, Sarah and Adam Moose, and Connor Muraski; great-grandchild, Camden Winkler; sisters-in law, Evon (Kenny) Rufenacht, Bev (Jim) Brown, Karen (Bob) Cordrey and Dorothy Moose; several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Jack and Lorraine Zimmerman and Nelson and Jo Young. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdell, in February 2007. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Lois Wahlgren and Lorrie Hammond. A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 26, at Providence Lutheran Church, Holland, with the Rev. Rich Ferne officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Neapolis, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Lutheran Church, Holland; the Community of Christ Lutheran Church, Whitehouse, Ohio, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


JOHN LORENZEN
John Kenneth Lorenzen, 55, of Holland, died Saturday, January 9, 2010, in his home. He was born in Toledo, on September 10, 1954, to James and Doris (Leonard) Lorenzen. He married Brenda Giles in Maumee, on December 6, 1986. A maintenance supervisor for the Village of Holland, Mr. Lorenzen also served as Holland fire chief and as an EMS instructor. Mr. Lorenzen is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Dixie (Jamie) Kosmin, Terri (Jamie) Brugnone, Anthony (Ardin) Armenio, Dominic (Patty) Armenio, Dale Lorenzen; grandson, Holden Armenio; brothers, James (Rhonda) Lorenzen, Paul Lorenzen, Dale Lorenzen; sister, Linda (Bill) Geiser, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margaret Brown. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 14, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association.
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TIMOTHY SMITH

Professional educator and high school coach, Timothy William Smith, of Waterville, and formerly of Globe Avenue, Toledo, died Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Hospice in Perrysburg. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 10, 1939, to Bill and Marie (Rankin) Smith. A graduate of Cleveland St. Joseph High School in 1957, Mr. Smith received his bachelor’s and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University, and lived most of his life in the Toledo area. He married Sharon Miles on September 1, 1962, in Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Smith coached many different sports, but his especially enjoyed basketball and tennis. He earned 300 victories in both sports, respectively. He taught and coached at Sandusky St. Mary’s, Holland- Springfield, Akron St. Vincent, Toledo St. John’s, Millbury Lake and Sylvania Northview during his 33-year career. As a coach, he stressed hard work and teamwork, specializing in the strategy of the game. He was inducted into The Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame for basketball in 2007, for which he served as past president. After retiring, Coach Smith analyzed as a color commentator for NBC Channel 24, WLQR/1470 AM Radio and for BCSN Cable TV in basketball, tennis and softball. He also enjoyed his family, music, movies, and the human spirit’s will to overcome adversity. He was an active member of Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo. Mr. Smith is survived by his children, Steven (Kristine) Smith, Kelley (Bret) Treece, Michael (Willow Kelly) Smith; grandchildren, Lindsay, Lauren and Sharon Smith, Emily and Connor Treece, Miles and Hayden Kelly; sisters, Mary Jane (Al) Robbins and Eileen (John) Jacobs; brothers-in-law, Jay (Ruth) Miles and Rod (Charlotte) Miles; sister-in-law, Anne (Gene) Schwamberger, and his close friend, Sharon Schadek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, on April 19, 2002. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, January 13, in Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, with Father James Bacik officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Corpus Christi University Parish College Scholarship Fund.


JANET WEASNER
Janet L. (Rodenhauser) Weasner, 69, of Holland, died Monday, January 11, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born May 15, 1940, in Fremont, to Walter and Eileen (Applegate) Rodenhauser. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and worked as a cake decorator in the Kroger bakery department. Ms. Weasner was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her daughters, Laura (William) Cooper of Georgetown, Texas, and Michele (Joseph) Landin of Toledo; grandchildren, Erica Cooper, Stephen Cooper, Joseph Michael Landin II and Jacob Landin, and brother, Ronald (Betty) Rodenhauser. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cheryl. A Mass of Resurrection was held Friday, January 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fremont, Ohio, with Fr. David Bruning officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont. Arrangements were made by the Keller-Ochs-Koch- Mason Funeral and Cremation Service, Fremont. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Previously listed Holland-Springfield Journal Obituraries
2010
(alphabetical order)

FLOYD ABRAMCZYK

ROBERT BIGLOW

LINDA BORUCKI

JEANETTE BUCK

DAVID BUTLER

DELBERT ‘BUMP’
CHILDRESS SR.

DORIS CRAY

LEONA DELANEY

GLORIA J. DUNN

FREDERICK FADELL

KATHLEEN FIRSDON

IRMA FREED

ERWIN GERHARTER

THELMA HALL

CHARLES HAZLETT

ALICE KACZALA

CHESTER “CHET” KORALEWSKI

LOUIS KRETZ

SHARON LEMKE

JOHN LORENZEN

GWENDOLYN MEE

BRENDA MILLS

SUE MOOSE

DORA PAWLACZYK

MILDRED PATTON

PAUL PHIPPS

ETHEL PONTIOUS

WILLIE LEE SCOTT

FRANCES SIEGFRIED

TIMOTHY SMITH

BETTY JANE SPRATT

DALE STILSON

ROGER TUMEY

LAWRENCE VANSCODER

JANET WEASNER

BARBARA ZOLTANSKI