Previously Listed Point & Shoreland Journal Obituaries

Holland-Springfield Journal Obituaries 2008

ALAN “SKIP” DoMOE
Alan “Skip” DoMoe, 55, of Holland, died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at his home. He was born October 20, 1953, in Toledo, to Chester and Eldeana (Whitney) DoMoe. He married Sandra Bockert on September 5, 2003, in Holland. He was employed for 30 years as a truck driver for Jeep, retiring in 2008. He was an active member of CedarCreek Church, where he participated in many programs to help those in need. He served as a regional director to AA and in his spare time he enjoyed riding his Harley. He bred Belgian Malinois dogs. He is survived by his wife, Sandra DoMoe; son, Anthony “Tony” DoMoe; stepchildren, Ric (Emilee) Roach, Jeni (Jay) Cessna and Jodi (Ryan) Leininger; grandson, Mark DoMoe; step-grandchildren, Jacob Cessna, Juliana Cessna and McKenzi Joice; brother, Garry DoMoe, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eldeana Warner; father, Ray Warner, and his brother, Bobbie Lee DoMoe. Funeral services were held December 23, at CedarCreek Church, Perrysburg with the Rev. Rick DuShane and the Rev. Ben Bockert officiating. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar- Creek’s Whitehouse Church Building Fund.


JESUS “JESS” MENDOZA
Jesus “Jess” C. Mendoza, 76, of Holland, died December 20, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on June 3, 1932, to Isabelo and Emilia (Cruz) Mendoza in Manila, Philippines. He worked and retired as an electrical engineer for Meadough. He was a 3rd Degree Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing chess, golfing, and camping, especially with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of three years, Antonia (Madrilejo); sons, Noel (Maria) and Noli Mendoza; grandchildren, Ana, Olivia, Emily, Jordan and Nicholas; stepchildren, Jacqueline Tadeo, Carolyn Ednalaga, Shirley Barnacha and Sonnette Banting; and eight siblings. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nemencia (Reyes) and three siblings. Funeral services were held December 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Arrangements were made by the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Holland. The family suggests memorial tributes to St. Luke’s Hospital.
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MARILYNN HOTT
Marilynn Helen Hott, 75, of Maumee, died Monday, December 15, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born December 16, 1933, in Toledo, to James and Mildred (Risser) Gunn. She was a homemaker and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Toledo. She was a volunteer for Mobile Meals, St. Luke’s Hospital and the Lutheran Home Society. She enjoyed shopping, especially at flea markets. Ms. Hott is survived by her sons, James (Kathy) Hott and Randy (Nancy) Hott; daughter, Amy (Mark) Grohowski; grandchildren, Hannah, Zachary G., Katie, Brian and Cylus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hott, in 1994. Funeral services were held December 19, at Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Maumee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Concordia Lutheran Church.
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ROBERT “WAYNE” LEONARD
Robert “Wayne” Leonard, 61, of Holland, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1947, in Bristol, Tennessee, to Charles and Naoma (Faulker) Leonard, Sr. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Leonard served two tours of duty in Viet Nam with the Special Forces, 101st Airborne Division. He retired from Cargill and worked at The Andersons Corp. for 10 years. He was an avid Harley rider, NASCAR fan, and deer hunter. He is survived by his wife, Amy (Van Allen) Leonard; sons, Adam Van Allen, Robert Leonard Jr., and Chad Leonard; granddaughter, Jessica; brothers, Charles and Kevin, and sisters, Charlene, Karen, Cheryl, Marsha and Pat. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family received visitors from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, at the Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, Oregon, where funeral services began at 7 p.m.


CLARENCE MITCHELL
Clarence E. Mitchell, 82, of Holland, died Monday, December 1, 2008, in Jackson, Ohio, while on a hunting trip with his son. He was born in Pulaski, Virginia, on August 26, 1926, to Earley and Allie Mae (Andrews) Mitchell. He was a cement mason for many years with Local #886, retiring in the early 1990s. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his son, Gary “Buzz” (Gayle) Mitchell; daughter, Shirley (Ron) Sieja; grandchildren, Kimberly (Steve) Baumgartner, Keith (Heather) Sieja, Brint (Nancy) Mitchell, Brian (Bridgette) Mitchell, Brad (Sulema) Mitchell, Brian (Janna) Homer and Tracey (Ken) Klaft; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Betty) Mitchell and sisters, Bonnie Lytton and Mildred (the Rev. James) Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jarleen, in December of 2000. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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DIANE WEST
Diane Elaine West, 50, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at University Medical Center in Toledo. She was born January 18, 1958, in Findlay, to Richard and Donna (Durliat) West. She is survived by her son, Benjamin West of Toledo; fiance, Thomas Elliott of Holland; grandchild, Halee West, and siblings, Jean (Steven) Miller of Findlay, Thomas (Brenda) West of Collins, Georgia, Karen (Kevin) Simon of North Baltimore, David West of North Baltimore, Lisa (Lou) Collins of Fostoria, and Vanessa (David) Miles of Findlay. She was preceded in death by her mother. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 22, at 11 a.m., at Smith- Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, with Father Stephen Cairns officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Smith-Crates Funeral Home.


BETTY JANE KEEFER
Betty Jane Keefer, 84, of Holland, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born November 21, 1923, in Lima, Ohio, to Virgil and Elsie (Engard) Taylor. She retired from Toledo Stamping Co. after 17 years and previously worked for Acklin Stamping. Ms. Keefer enjoyed bowling, reading, crocheting and cross stitch. She is survived by her sons, Rudy (Sandy), Earl (Vera) and Roy (Debbie) Keefer; daughters, Betty Ciscinski, Patricia (Dennis) Bueter and Bessie (Tom) Cox; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Patricia Spradlin and Donnavive (Harry) Burkett, and brothers- in-law, Ellwood (Evelyn) and Connie (MaryLou) Keefer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Rudy, in February 2008. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Merlin and Virgil. Funeral services were held November 11, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home on Airport Highway. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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THOMAS GERGICH
Thomas H. Gergich, 77, died Monday, November 3, 2008. After spending his early years in New Jersey, he relocated his family to northwest Ohio. Most of his professional life was spent as a purchasing agent in the production industry. In 1988, he pursued his dream of opening up a flower shop. For the next 12 years, he enjoyed arranging flowers as the owner of Holland Florist, where he retired in 2000. Mr. Gergich was a charter member of the Springfield Holland Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Maumee Eagles and St. Joan of Arc Church. He enjoyed spending time following his grandchildren’s activities. He also was an avid fan of Ohio State. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cora; son, Thomas (Lynette) Gergich and their children, Amanda and Zach; son, William (Penny) Gergich and their children, Ashley and Billy; daughter, Cheryl (Garry) Old and their children, Kaitlyn, Maggie, Shawn, and Emily; son, Robert (Sandy) Gergich, and their children, Derek and Leslie; brother, Charles Gergich; sister, Theresa (Michael) Palay; special friends and cousins, Ray (Shirley) Orben; Beth (Cam) Knox; Rusty (Kim) Orben; and Kate (Dr. Daniel) Herring. Prayers were recited Friday, November 7, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Toledo. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Springfield Township Fire and Rescue Squad or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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FRANK NAPIERALA
Frank Napierala, 55, of Holland, died October 25, 2008, in his home. He was born to John and Josephine (Krolikowski) Napierala in Toledo. He worked and retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus member and enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with children. He is survived by his children, Matthew and Valerie Napierala; siblings, Marion (Karen) Napierala, Marcia (Jerry) Pagley, Barbara Sulad, Steven (Shirley) Napierala, Frances (Richard) Miller, Nancy Kramer, Jean (Carl) Wineland, Lillian (Pat) Boyd, Casper Napierala and Larry (Christine) Napierala; sisters-in-law, Charlene and Clara Napierala, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Stanley Napierala, Kathleen Kramer, Diane and Tony Napierala. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Airport Highway, with the Rev. Dennis King officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park.


RICHARD “RICK” BUCHHOLZ
Richard A. “Rick” Buchholz, 52, of Holland, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1956, to Glenn and Nina (Webb) Buchholz. He married Pamela Hodge on October 26, 1977, in Toledo. Mr. Buchholz was employed as a truck driver for K LMTD Inc. for nearly eight years. He was a member of the Adams Conservation and attended Asbury United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, working on cars, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pam Buchholz; daughters, Susan, Sara and Katie Buchholz; grandchildren, Nathan and J’Anthony Buchholz; parents, Glenn and Nina Buchholz; brothers, Ron (Karen) and Tim Buchholz; sister, Nancy (Fred) Foster; sisterin- law, Pam Buchholz; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Buchholz. Funeral services were held October 3, at the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland, with the Rev. Philip Park Thomas officiating. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family of Richard Buchholz.
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LUCILLE HAUENSTEIN
Lucille Yeatts Hauenstein, of Holland, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, on April 10, 1923, to George Lester and Theresa (Cause) Yeatts. She served in the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARS) during World War II. She graduated from Woodward High School, Cincinnati. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s degree from the University of Toledo. She met Henry Hauenstein at UC, and they were married in 1947. In 1987, they celebrated their 40th anniversary by traveling to England on the QE2, returning on the Concorde, a gift from their children. In 1997, they celebrated their 50th anniversary in one of their favorite places, Phoenix, along with their children and grandchildren. They celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. They traveled extensively throughout their marriage. Mrs. Hauenstein was a teacher and counselor for the Cincinnati Board of Education, Toledo Board of Education, Goodwill Business and Secretarial Institute and Central Catholic High School, retiring in 1973. A lifelong Lutheran, she was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Grace Lutheran Church in Toledo and Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania. She was active in many ministries at Grace and Olivet. Active in many other organizations, she served the American Red Cross on the Board of Directors, as chairman of volunteers, vice chairman of board, chapter chairman from 1985 to 1987, honorary board of directors, volunteer- blizzard of 1978 and emergency volunteer, Putnam County Flood Relief, 1981. She was a board member and past president of the League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, active in discussion groups, particularly a long-time member of Great Books and music appreciation, Investment Club, volunteer at book sales and a board member in 1999; a Toledo Museum of Art volunteer, a member of the United Way Voluntary Action Center Certification Team, coordinator of parent aides program at the Child Abuse Center and the chairman of the mayor’s salary review committee in 1983. Mrs. Hauenstein is survived by her husband, Hank; sons, Eric (Abby Jones) and Michael Lee; daughter, Susan (Tom) Santoro; grandchildren, Garrett and Chloe Hauenstein; nieces, Sally Stix, Cathy Stix (Len Siegal), Jody (Adrian) Garsia, and Holly Yeatts; nephew, Nathan (Lisa) Stix, and grandnieces and grand-nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Barkley Yeatts, and sistersin- law, Marjory Stix and Lena Yeatts. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m., at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe Street, Sylvania, with the Rev. Chrysanne Timm officiating. Arrangements were made by the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers charitable donations in her memory to Olivet Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Activities Fund, or the American Red Cross-Greater Toledo Area.
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BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

Bernard J. Schwind, Jr., 60, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, in Bali, Indonesia. He was born December 24, 1947, in Toledo, to Leonilda and Bernard Schwind, Sr. He attended St. Rose Elementary School, graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1965, then went on to obtain a four-year degree from Ohio State University. He obtained his bachelor of nursing degree from Bowling Green State University, where he was certified in psychiatric nursing. He worked for 31 years as a registered nurse at the Toledo Mental Health Center in various capacities from charge nurse to clinical coordinator and participated in the training of Medical College of Ohio students and residents. He was a member of Signa Theta Tau National Nursing Honorary Society and Ohio Nurses Association, and named in “Who’s Who in American Nursing (1990- 1991). Mr. Schwind also was an accomplished musician, playing in the Maumee Community Band and Monroe Community College Orchestra and University of Toledo Community Band. After a distinguished career, he retired and began pursuing his passion for world travel. He visited numerous countries throughout the world. He was involved with many philanthropic endeavors. He especially enjoyed visiting Bali, Indonesia, which became his second home over the last few years. Mr. Schwind is survived by his parents, Lee and Barney Schwind Sr.; sisters, Janet (Dave) Dobie and Susan Schwind, brother Steve (Robin) Schwind; nieces Sara Dobie and Pearl Schwind; nephew, Matthew Dobie; aunts, Caroline Krall and Marge Kennedy, and many cousins, and extended family in Bali, including Nengah, Manik and Putu Leonilda. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 11, at 1:30 p.m., at the Schaller Memorial Hall, 130 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an educational trust fund, which is being established at Mr. Schwind’s request for Putu Leonilda.
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JUNE BOLYARD
June “Sis” (Philabaum) Bolyard of Holland, died August 26, 2008, at Hospice of Perrysburg. She started her career with Lucas Co. Bank as a teller and retired from Huntington Bank in 1987. She enjoyed cooking, and came out of retirement briefly to cook for the children at KinderCare Learning Center. As a long time member of Providence Lutheran Church, Ms. Bolyard enjoyed serving God and the church for more than 35 years. She enjoyed singing “old Bible Hymns.” She is survived by her daughters, Nancy and Christine; son-in-law, John; granddaughters, Rabyn, Jessica and Kaitlyn; brother, the Rev. Bernie Philabaum, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Virgil; her son, Johnny; daughter, Jan, and twin brother, Alfred Philabaum. A Memorial Service was held August 28, at Providence Lutheran Church, Holland. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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SUSANNE WANDERSEE
Susanne L. Wandersee, 51, of Holland, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at home. A 1974 graduate of Rogers High School, she was one of the first female insulators and a retired member of Local No. 45. She enjoyed traveling, NASCAR and was an animal enthusiast. She is survived by her mother, Lois Wandersee of Maumee; sisters, Deborah (Rick) Beier of Maryland Heights, Missouri and Lyn She is survived by her mother, Lois Wandersee of Maumee; sisters, Deborah (Rick) Beier of Maryland Heithts, Missouri and Lynn Clark of Northwood; nieces, Brittany Price and Lindsey Breier; nephew, Billy Breier, and many friends. Ms. Wandersee was preceded in death by her father, Harley Wandersee, and sister Candace Sue Price. Funeral services were held August 29, in the Reeb Funeral Home. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


LARRY CRAWFORD
Larry “L.G.” Crawford, 70, of Springfield Township, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Mr. Crawford was born in Toledo, on May 27, 1938, to Francis and Emmeline (Burgie) Crawford. He married Shirley Poole in Toledo, on July 23, 1982. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked for more than 40 years with Conrail as a conductor, engineer, and brakeman, where he retired in 2000. A 1957 Scott High School graduate, he enjoyed his family, reading and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Larry (Sondra) Crawford, Robert Crawford, Elizabeth Crawford, Debbie Crawford; stepchildren, Carol Zeller, Todd (Michelle) Zeller of Escondido, California; grandchildren, Collin, Josh, Zoie; brothers, Hal and Richard Crawford; sisters, Betty Jane Fisher of Phoenix, Arizona, and Virginia Ebright. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert. Funeral services were held July 30, in the Neville Funeral Home Southwest Chapel, Holland. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or American Cancer Society
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RALPH BORROR
Ralph E. “Abe” Borror, 66, of Holland, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Flower Hospital. He was born in Sylvania, on September 3, 1941, to Kenneth and Virginia (Harmon) Borror. He married Linda Householder on August 31, 1963. A Navy veteran, Mr. Borror retired in 2007 from Springfield Schools as a bus driver, after 24 years of service. He spent several years as a choir/musical director for various churches throughout the area. He was an active member of the Springfield Township community, having served as Web master for the Springfield Township administrative and fire departments. He was most known for his Civil War reenactments, lectures and public appearances as an Abraham Lincoln living historian. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Kimberly (Tim) Shiple, Kelly (Tony) Langendorfer, Scott Borror, Steven Borror and Kandi (Danny) Helminiak; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; mother, Virginia Borror; brother, Curtis Borror, and sister, Marilyn Goldsmith. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held July 9, in the Neville Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.


LOIS KAUTZ
Lois Marie Kautz, 68, of Holland, died July 5, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born on May 27, 1940, to George and Lois (Wojciechowski) Lamprecht in Toledo. She worked for the Lucas County Children Services Board. She was a past member of the Maumee Eagles. Ms. Kautz is survived by her daughter, Denise (Rob) Klocinski; son, Jamie (Sarah DeVries) Wraight; grandchildren, Lauren and Drew Klocinski and Henry Wraight; stepsons, David (Cathy) and Ken (Amy) Kautz; step-grandchildren, Kris, Sara, Matt and Elija; brother, George (Linda) Lamprecht; niece, Dawn (Doug) Curtis, and nephew, Chris (Stacey) Lamprecht. She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Wayne Kautz, and her parents. Funeral services were held July 9, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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MARGARET LIGGETT
Margaret Ellen Liggett, 87, of Holland, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the care center of Wolf Creek, where she has resided this past month. She was born November 7, 1920, the daughter of Dwight and Dolores (O’Keefe) Liggett. She was raised in east Toledo. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1938. She was an active alumnae and patron at Central. She retired from People’s Savings Association in 1983, after 37 years of service. Ms. Liggett began her career with People’s as a clerk/typist. She advanced through the ranks, first working in loan closings and then as assistant secretary in the loan department. Eventually she was appointed vice president in charge of loan closing. In 1972, she was named a senior vice president. She was the first woman elected as officer in People’s history. Ms. Liggett was an avid golfer throughout her life and well past her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, having visited Europe and Ireland several times. She enjoyed her Irish heritage. She is survived by her nephews, Dwight (John) and Robert Liggett; nieces, Alice Ross, Alberta Hunt and Amy Szalkowski; cousins, Therese Naumann and Carroll Nunemaker; life long best friend, Kate Andrews, and other family members. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dwight (John), Robert and Thomas. Scripture services were held July 1, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass by Father Joseph Steinbauer was celebrated July 2, in Little Flower Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes are suggested in the form of contributions to Little Flower Parish or Central Catholic High School.


JANE ROSE
Jane M. Rose, of Holland, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in her home. She was born on June 24, 1924. She was the daughter of Emily and Vernon Osterhoudt. She retired in 1989 after working for 28 years as a secretary for Maumee Metal Treatment. She enjoyed her home, dogs and cats, and fishing with her husband. In retirement, Mrs. Rose was a member of the St. James Club. She is survived by her special friends, neighbors and caregiver, Jan Neyrinck. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Nayland; brothers, Vernon Jr. and Robert, and sister, Dolores. There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home.

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LEWIS HARRIS JR. Lewis E. Harris Jr., 87, of Swanton, died April 23, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born November 29, 1920, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to Lewis and Eva (Dunn) Harris. He was a 1939 graduate of Woodward High School. Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a survivor of Iwo Jima. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of Local 1138 Carpenters Union. Other memberships include VFW Post 2898, Toledo, OH and Fifth Amphibious Corps of Marine Corps. He attended Providence Lutheran Church. He enjoyed making furniture for his grandchildren. Mr. Harris married Mildred Gerber on September 7, 1977. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; children, Everett (Lana) Harris of Holland, Regina (Ronald) Nale of Sylvania, Debra (Hal) Williams of Maumee, Roger Harris of Holland, Craig (Bev) DeKoeyer of Swanton, and Hugh Hammond of Swanton; 17 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Harris; grandson, RJ Harris; granddaughters, Ashley and Amy Hammond, and brother, Everett Harris. Funeral services were held April 26, at Providence Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dennis King officiating. Interment with military honors was in Ottawa Hills Cemetery, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Peinert Funeral Home, Whitehouse, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.


WALTER FRIEND Walter C. Friend, 81, of Holland, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, in the Harborside Healthcare Center in Point Place. He was born in Toledo, on January 29, 1927, to Walter and Nan Friend. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended John Carroll University. Mr. Friend was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the United States Coast Guard and in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a truck driver for B&P Motor Express and Liquid Carbonic and later worked for the Ohio Turnpike after he retired. He enjoyed playing golf and motorcycling. He is survived by his children, Joan (Fano) Alvarado, Jeanne Garrett, Judith (Scott) Scribner, Mary Kay (Ron) McClain; grandchildren, Chad (Melanie) Rohrbacher, Amy Rohrbacher, Devon Garrett, Jay (Amy) Kaitlyn, Kevin Scribner, Bryan (Becky) McClain, Ronald (Megan) McClain, Bethany (Ken) Kevorkian, Samantha McClain; five great-granddaughters, Addison, Marin, Katryn, Makaela, Kennedy and Riley. He also is survived by his sisters-in-law, Srs. Mary Leo Furlong SND, Beatrice Ann Furlong SND, Joan Furlong SND, Noreen Furlong, and brother- in-law, Patrick (Kathy) Furlong. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Friend and his sister, Jean Lietaerdt. Memorial services were held May 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Coyle Funeral Home. Memorials contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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ETHEL TIBBITS
Ethel Ruth Tibbits, 73, of Maumee and formerly of Holland, died Thursday April 10, 2008. She was born in Toledo, on June 21, 1934, to Carl and Virginia (Hile) McDevitt. She married Jack Tibbits in Toledo, on July 18, 1964. She worked for the Toledo Hospital for many years as a clerk in the cancer unit. A member of the Community of Christ Church since 1951, she had taught Bible School and worked with the Zion’s League for young children. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by her children, Susan Dussia, Dennis (Angi) Dussia, James (Tammy) Tibbits, Kenneth (Karen) Tibbits, Patty (Chuck) Grabraczyk; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on July 23, 2003; daughter, Marsha Dussia, and brother, James McDevitt. Funeral services were held April 18, in the Chapel of Chimes at Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family.


JEAN MONTGOMERY
Jean Ann Montgomery, 70, of Holland, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Arbors of Sylvania. She was born on July 28, 1937, in Whitehouse, Ohio, to Glen and Velva Bauman. She was employed by the City of Maumee as a custodian, and worked at Tomlinson Drug Store.She was an Elvis Presley fan, collected Coca-Cola memorabilia and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.Ms. Montgomery is survived by her sons, Andrew Montgomery, Russell (Shirley) Montgomery, James (Molly) Montgomery and Don (Vicki) Montgomery; daughter, Cindy Sheileir; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen (Sharon) Bauman, and Terry (Gloria) Bauman; sisters, Mary Cook, Hollie (Larry) Dreier, Janet (Harold) Wolff, and special friend, Chris Watson.Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m., in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee.Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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GIUSEPPINA D’AMORE
Giuseppina D’Amore, 78, of Holland, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 11, 1929, in Candida, Avellino, Italy, to Stanley and Carolina (Delaure) D’Amore.She is survived by her sisters, Maryanne DeLorenzo and Alfonsina (Anthony) Bruno; sister-in-law, Rose D’Amore; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Fiorabella Parziale, and brother, Louis D’Amore.A Rosary was recited April 4, in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Funeral services began April 5, in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee.The family requests memorial contributions be made to Ridgewood Manor, 3231 Manley Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


CARL HUMPHREYS
Carl Douglas Humphreys, 72, of Holland, died Monday, March 31, 2008, in the Spring Meadows Extended Care, Holland. He was born in Berkley Springs, West Virginia, the son of Carl and Mary Humphreys, and was known to family and friends as “Doug.” He served in theU.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Mary Jane Shively of Cleveland, Ohio. His employment with the P.I.E. Trucking Co. spanned 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Teamsters Local 20.He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; sons, Mark (Laura) Humphreys of Boca Raton, Florida, Donald Humphreys of Holland, and Pamela Humphreys, also of Holland; grandchildren, Brooke Humphreys, Daniel Humphreys, Amanda Ray; sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Fitzpatrick of Boca Raton, and Sandra (Richard) Tramte of Mentor, Ohio; sister-in-law, Helen Humphreys, and many other family members. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Humphreys and granddaughter, Jessica Humphreys.Funeral services were held April 4, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Richard’s Cemetery, Swanton, Ohio.
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BARBARA ANDERSON

BARBARA ANDERSON
Barbara Ann (Perry) Anderson, 68, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born February 14, 1940, in Toledo, and was raised by parents, Charles and Helen Youngman. She married John Anderson on February 10, 1962.
She worked for more than 20 years at Bittersweet Farms and was currently working there one day a week. She also taught at the Children's Theatre in Toledo, and was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Bill) Rickman of Perrysburg; son, John (Laurie Schlegel) Anderson of Holland, Ohio; grandchildren, Melissa, Angela, John, Samantha, Lucas and Jakob; brothers, David (Inge) Youngman, Dennis Youngman and Bill (Jenny) Youngman; sisters, Marylin (Larry Laberdie) Kopkau and Shelly Collins; many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jeanie Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John, on August 27, 1989.
Funeral services were held March 8, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Bittersweet Farms, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.


MYRNA BELLINGHAM
Myrna M. Bellingham, 98, of Holland, Ohio, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Lutheran Village at Wolfcreek. She was an active member of Monroe Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and knitting. She and her husband, William, enjoyed traveling, especially visiting their grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, William (Renee) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kay (Lewis) Saxby, Jean (Patrick) Johnson and Linda (Richard) Allardyce of Oakton, Virginia; seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Gwen Osenbaugh, and grandson, Thomas Huntington Taylor.
Visitation and services were private with burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the J. Jeffrey Fretti Funeral Home.
Memorial tributes may be sent to the Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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DAVID RIDENOUR
David Wayne Ridenour, 72, of Holland, died March 12, 2008. He was born April 15, 1935, to Lloyd and Ann Ridenour in Dearborn, Michigan. After growing up in Delphos, Ohio, he joined the United States Army and served in the demilitarized zone in Korea. A long-term commercial banker and graduate of the ABA National Installment Credit School and Stonier Banking School, he spent 30 years at The First National Bank of Toledo. He moved on to Ohio Citizens Bank that later became National City Bank of Northwest Ohio for another 10 years, and retired as an executive vice president.
He served on many boards or organizations including Crosby Gardens, later known as The Toledo Botanical Garden, and the Boy Scouts of America. He also taught many American Institute of Banking courses for many years. After retirement, he enjoyed volunteering and working with SCORE, Selective Counselors of Retired Executives, providing business advice to entrepreneurs, and was an officer.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, taking trips to northern Canadian rivers and traveling to the Florida mangroves and Keys. He was a long time member of Rockwell Springs Trout Club in Castalia, Ohio. He also enjoyed bird hunting and playing golf.
He was an active member of the Hidden Harbour Home Owners Association and Providence Lutheran Church
Mr. Ridenour is survived by his wife, Shirley (Miller); sons, Mark (Karen) of Sylvania, Michael (Cynthia) of Yoder, Wyoming; daughter, Marna (Eric) Ward of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Stephanie, Lauren, Megan, Trent, Mary, Chelsea, and Jocelyn; in-laws, Betty Ridenour and Judith and Ron Diener; nieces and nephews, Kathy (Fred) Leigh, Robert (Elaine) Ridenour, and Kevin (Jen) Kopfman, William (Kim) Kopfman. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and niece, Kelly Kopfman.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 15, at Providence Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dennis King officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Good Samaritan Fund at Providence Lutheran Church that provides sustenance for needy community members.
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RAUL "ROY" RODRIGUEZ
Raul C. "Roy" Rodriguez, 49, of Holland, died Sunday, March 9, 2008. He graduated from Spencer Sharples and held a number of degrees. He enjoyed softball and cars.
He is survived by his parents, Leonardo and Alicia Rodriquez; daughters, Angelique (Robert) Rodriguez, Rachel (Derrick) Rodriguez, Nicole and Ashley; son, Neil; brothers, Leonard (Nena) Rodriguez, Gilbert (Sandy) and Juan (Brenda); special grandson, Derrione; special uncle, Greg (Alicia) Rodriguez; special aunt, Yolonda (Robert) Vargas; aunts and uncles, Felix and Maria, Janie and Beto, Jovita and Leonardo and Carmen Rodriguez; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, Fito and Gloria Ramirez and Henry Vasquez. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Derrieis, and uncle, Nacho Rodriguez.
A Scripture Service was recited March 13, at the Coyle Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held March 15, in Immaculate Conception Church, Marygrove, Ohio. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the family.


ADA VESEY
Ada Mae Vesey, 87, of Holland, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. She was born in Toledo on June 30, 1920, to Reed and Mary (Haupricht) Tipping. She married Rex Vesey on June 25, 1941, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
She was employed by Sautter's 5 Star Market in Sylvania as a bakery and deli manager for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of the Holland Historical Society and she participated with the Senior Citizen Center at Providence Lutheran Church.
In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, baking, cooking and gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Rex (Marlene) Vesey; daughter, Beth (Tom) Como; grandchildren, Reed Vesey, Cori (Brett) Vannatta, Carrie (Charlie) Butler and Kim (Matt) Norbuta; great-grandchildren, Mason, Jenna and Alec Butler, Riley Vannatta, Andrew and Aubree Norbuta; brother, James Tipping and sister, Mary Lou Walbolt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Vesey.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m., at the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield High School alumni and scholarship funds.
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Previously listed Holland-Springfield Journal Obituraries
2008
(alphabetical order)

BABARA ANDERSON

MYRNA BELLINGHAM

JUNE BOLYARD

RALPH BORROR

RICHARD BUCHHOLZ

LARRY CRAWFORD

GIUSEPPINA D’AMORE

ALAN “SKIP” DoMOE

WALTER FRIEND

THOMAS GERGICH

LEWIS HARRIS JR.

LUCILLE HAUENSTEIN

MARILYNN HOTT

CARL HUMPHREYS

LOIS KAUTZ

BETTY JANE KEEFER

ROBERT “WAYNE” LEONARD

MARGARET LIGGETT

JESUS “JESS” MENDOZA

CLARENCE MITCHELL

JEAN MONTGOMERY

FRANK NAPIERALA

DAVID RIDENOUR

RAUL "ROY" RODRIGUEZ

JANE ROSE

BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

SUSANNE WANDERSEE

ETHEL TIBBITS

ADA VESEY

DIANE WEST