Previously Listed Point & Shoreland Journal Obituaries

Holland-Springfield Journal Obituaries 2009

JOYCE HARDENBROOK
Joyce A. Hardenbrook, 80, of Wayne, and formerly of Holland, died Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on January 20, 1929, in Wayne, to John and Minnie (Hoadley) Woodruff. She married Dalice “Lefty” Hardenbrook. She retired from the Lucas County Children’s Services. She was a member of the Wayne United Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle, Wayne Research Club, graduate of Montgomery Township High School, and participated in the 2009 Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure. She is survived by her family, Gary (Patti), Vin (Jean), Karen (Larry), Joan, Linda, Beth (Tom); granddaughter, Rebeckah; 11 step-grandchildren, and 13 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalice; 10 siblings and a step-grandson. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, November 21, at the Wayne United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Kuhlman officiating. Arrangements were made by the Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg; the American Cancer Society, or the Wayne United Methodist Church.


ELSIE MYERS
Elsie Ruth Myers, 74, died Monday, November 16, 2009, at her Springfield Township home. She was born in Dallas, Texas, to Robert and MaryLou (Brown) Smith. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from North Texas State and a master of arts degree in industrial education from Eastern Michigan. Besides being a housewife and mother to two daughters, she had a career in education. She taught math for 28 years in the Wayne-Westland, Michigan, school system. She was a long time member of Epworth United Methodist Church. In addition to her church interests, she was a member of the Stone Oak Garden Club, American Association of University Women, North Dallas High School Alumni Association, sponsored National Junior Honor Society, and directed children’s choirs for 14 years in Saline and Plymouth, Michigan, churches. She enjoyed needlework and sewing. She produced her own line of children’s clothing that was sold in children’s specialty stores in the Toledo and Ann Arbor areas. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband. Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband of 49 years, Chuck Myers; daughters, Dana (Lee) Trotter and Leslie (Jeff) Watrous; six grandchildren, and brother, Charles Allen. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Sylvia Allen and Nancijean Brooks. Friends and family may gather for a memorial service at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valleyview Drive, Toledo, on Saturday, December 5, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Reeb Funeral Home. The family suggests tributes in the form of contributions to the Children's Music Department at Epworth United Methodist Church or Pro- Medica Hospice.


NANCY SCHAMP
Nancy Ann (Fisher) Schamp, 71, of Springfield Township, died Monday, November 9, 2009, at Flower Hospital. She worked at Jeep from 1977 until retiring in 2001. She remained active in the retirees’ UAW #12. Her hobbies included bingo, fishing, gambling and being outdoors. She was an avid china painter, enjoyed crafting and was known for always having beautiful flowers in and around her house. Ms. Schamp is survived by her children, Melvin Schamp, Tina (Mike) Straub, and Patricia (Jim) Maggio; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Philip (Martha) Fisher, Dorothy Jones, and Gladys (Floyd) Abramczyk, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard and Violet Fisher, and Virginia Trzcinski. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 12, at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Interment was in Whiteford Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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WENDY OBERHOUSE
Wendy E. Oberhouse, 66, of Springfield Township, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born February 4, 1943, to George and Geraldine Fuller in Cleveland, Ohio. She was member of Boulevard Church of Christ. She was a foster parent to more than 300 children, was a member of the Citizens Review Board and CASA. Mrs. Oberhouse enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, Don; children, Dawn Hall, Kellie (Gary) Dashner, Scott Oberhouse, Kevin (Dawn) Oberhouse, Lana (Craig) Leininger, and Desiree Warford; 14 grandchildren; brother, Darryl (Mary Lou) Siebert; sisters, Darlene (Tom) Leidig, Diane (Vincent) Strazzo, Brenda Delong, and sisterin- law, Diane Fuller. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kenneth Hazelett and brother, Ron Fuller. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, at the Boulevard Church of Christ. Entombment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Dowling Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




MATHILDA OSCAR

Mathilda “Tillie” Oscar 91, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was the second oldest daughter of Frank and Dora (Snyder) Rickey, born in Grand Rapids, Ohio. She worked for Electric Auto-lite, and the original Kmart Deli on Central Avenue, where she was known as the “Submarine Sandwich Lady.” She enjoyed working in her Victory garden, and going to Crosby Gardens on her power chair. She is survived by her children, Debra (Larry) Comstock, Sharyn Combs, Karen (Dale) Wood; grandchildren, Larry Jr, Christopher and Patrick Comstock, Kelly Combs and Jennifer (Chris) Hawkins; greatgrandchild, Victoria Hawkins, and sister, Christine Bussow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Oscar; brothers, Francis, Carl and Louis, and sister, Mary. There was no service by request. Arrangements were made by the Dowling Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Ohio Hospice Association.
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JUDY DONIERE
Judy Doniere, 72, formerly of Holland, Ohio, died September 23, 2009, at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Miles) Cotter. She was involved with the American Kennel Club, judging and showing dogs, for 55 years. Ms. Doniere is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Jim) Boyles, Tami (Jeff) Byroads, Lori (Tony) Kaloger; son, Chris (Brandi Skolmowski); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and five siblings including Jonie Kahn, John (Sandy), Kathy (Cotter) Allen, Jerry (Judy Gilliland), and Maryanne (Cotter) Biddle, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Doniere, and brother-in-law, Mickey. An open memorial service will be held October 27, 2009, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Henderson, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Doberman Pincher Club of America “Rescue,” The DPCA “Take the Lead” foundation, Creekside Hospice, or Sunrise Hospital Women’s Unit, Las Vegas, Nevada.


VIRGINIA EDINGER
Virginia Edinger, 66, of Springfield, Township, died September 5, 2009, at St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts, to John and Anne (Johnson) Griciunas. She was a member of Little Flower Parish and enjoyed watching her sons play hockey, reading and taking care of her grandchildren. Mrs. Edinger is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bud Edinger; sons, Daryl (Raeann) Edinger of Toledo, Adam (Joanna) Edinger of McAllen, Texas, and Nick (Kendra) Edinger, of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Jennifer (Michael Lojewski) Edinger of Toledo, and Tracy (Harold) Boggs of Holland; grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Joshua Eubank, Sidney Boggs, Lucas and Grace Edinger and Samantha and Zachery Lojewski; greatgrandchildren, Summer and Kendalyn; brother, John Griciunas and sister, Mary Ann MacDonald, both of Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, September 10, at Little Flower Catholic Church, with Fr. Joe Steinbauer officiating. Arrangements were made by the Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Little Flower Parish or the 32nd degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, 1720 Indianwood Circle Suite E, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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DAVID WARDERS
David C. Warders, 59, of Holland, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at the Toledo unit of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born October 18, 1949, to Edward and W. Katherine (Berry) Warders in Marion, Indiana. He was a graduate of Ball State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Mr. Warders was employed with Dana Corp. for 28 years and served as a senior executive as director/ vice president of industrial relations. He was responsible for all labor contracts and most recently was employed with the Toledo Blade as director of human resources and labor relations. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, and enjoyed traveling. Mr. Warders is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy (Winningham) Warders; sons, Capt. Stuart Warders, Spencer Warders; sister, Elaine Hughes; sister- in-law, Kay Grimes; brother-in-law, Jesse (June) Winningham, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 5, at the Dowling Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Assembly of God or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JACOB MARTIN
Jacob P. Martin, 17, of Holland, died August 23, 2009. He was born June 24, 1992, in Toledo, to Richard L. and Walletta (Sutter) Martin II. Jacob was a student at Penta Career Center in the masonry program through Springfield Schools. He played freshman football and junior varsity baseball. He was an avid BMX racer, enjoyed snowboarding, and was involved in the youth group at Living Faith United Methodist Church and its after school program. Jacob volunteered for the MDA charity events at Toledo Harley Davidson. He is survived by his mother, Walletta (Sutter) Martin; stepfather, Gary Eppink; father, Lee (Irena) Martin II; grandfather, Richard Martin; brother, Brandon Martin; stepsisters, Ashley Elekonich and Tiffany Davis, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Penta Career Center or to the family.
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CHARLES ECKEL
Charles “Twigs” Eckel, 65, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Toled Hospital. A graduate of Perrysburg High School, he was employed at Hydramatic Powertrain for 35 years, retiring in 1999. A member of the Sylvania Pyramid Masonic, he enjoyed relaxing by the pool in his back yard, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Eckel is survived by his wife Lori; sons, Allen and Mike; sister, Annie Matuszak; mother and father-in-law Jack and Barbara Stone; sisters-in-law, Roxanne (Charlie) Warr, Jodey (Jeff) MacQueen; brothers-in-law, Noah (Ericka) Stone, and John (Jodie) Stone, and nieces and nephews, Evelyn Warr- Cummings (Jim), Charlie (Heather) Warr, Anisa, Julianne Warr, Arin, Zach and Spencer MacQueen, Noah and Kiley Stone, and Caitlin, Sally and Joe Stone. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Elva; brother, Harold; sister, Evelyn and several in laws. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, at the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. A Masonic service was held prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Holland- Springfield Alumni Association.


JACK GEIS
Jack H. Geis, 53, of Adrian, Michigan, died Friday, July 11, 2009, He was born in Toledo, on December 28, 1955, to Myrtle (Mosher) and Harold Geis Sr. His family moved to Swanton, where he grew up and attended school. Mr. Gies was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his son, Tristan of Tontogany, Ohio; daughter, Jacklyn Givens of Toledo; stepdaughter, Candice (Jack) Stamour of Maybee, Michigan; two grandchildren; brother, Donald (Jan) of Temperance, Michigan; sisters, Linda Forrest of Lake, Michigan, Barbara (Mike) Grames of Holland, and sister- in-law, Jessie Geis of Holland, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayefa Paskan, in 1978, and brother, Harold Jr., in 1998. Funeral services were held July 17, at the Peinert Funeral Home, Tontogany. Interment was in the Tontogany cemetery.
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ALEXANDRA COURVILLE
Alexandra N. “Aly” Courville, 14, of Springfield Township, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born January 1, 1995, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Wayne “Todd” and Lisa Katherine (Lormand) Courville. She was a student at Springfield Middle School. Aly enjoyed dancing, driving the golf cart and her family. She is survived by her parents; brothers, Kyle and Colin; grandparents, Murray (Susan) Lormand, Terry (Gail) Courville, Janice (Brent) Soileau; greatgrandparents, Mary Courville, Mary Ann Lormand and Charles (Dean) Landry. Visitation and a Rosary service were held Tuesday, July 21, at the Dowling Funeral Home, Toledo. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was in Kinder, Louisiana. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.


EVELYN LUTHER
Evelyn Mae Luther, 80, of Holland, died Monday, July 20, 2009. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when she was eight years old. She graduated from John Adams High School in 1946, and married Winfield Scott Luther III on November 22, 1947. They had three children and moved to Toledo in 1965. Ms. Luther worked as a cashier at Pick-N-Pay and Food Town for 21 years. She was a member of Local 954. Her hobbies included bingo, bowling and caring for her grandchildren. She was an avid reader, and frequent visitor to the Holland Branch Library. She is survived by her children, Donna Greenfield, Winfield Scott Luther IV, Paul (Beth) Luther and Kirston Luther; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey (George) Harrison, and brother, Richard (Anita) Horsfall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfield Scott Luther III, in 1985; son-in-law, Mark Greenfield, and sister, Patsy Reilly. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. Barry Nehls officiating. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Cancer Society.
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THELMA VERES
Thelma Johanna Veres, 81, of Holland, Ohio, died July 21, 2009, at the Swanton Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 9, 1928, in Cardington, Ohio, to Harley and May (Sipes) Hack. She married Frank Veres on June 7, 1954. She was educated at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree. She received her master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University. She taught home economics at Woodward High School and retired in 1985 after 30 years of service throughout Toledo Public Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo. Her interests included cooking, baking, gardening and traveling. Mrs. Veres is survived by her husband, Frank; children, Charles Veres of Commerce Township, Michigan, Nancy McDonnell of Lakewood, Ohio, and granddaughter, Amelia McDonnell. She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Hack. Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo. Interment was in Niles City Cemetery, Niles, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the Ansberg-West Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.


RUSSELL RUCKMAN SR.
Russell Howard Ruckman Sr., 83, of Springfield Township, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, in his home. He was born to Charles and Berneice “Brock” Ruckman on November 20, 1925. He married Lurline “Dubby” Richardson on July 31, 1949, and was a World War II Navy veteran. He worked for the C&O Railway, retiring in 1985. He was a volunteer fireman at Springfield Township #1 from 1951 to 1970 and was the captain of the rescue squad for 10 years. After retiring from the fire department, he acted as Chaplain for Life of Springfield Township Fire Department. He also served as an ordained elder of the Church of the First Born from 1972 until the church closed in 1979. He built his current home where the church once stood. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Perrysburg, where he was active in the church choir and served on the Mission Committee. He also worked for Avis Rent-A-Car during his retirement years. Mr. Ruckman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dubby; children, Russell “Ike” II (Linda), Richard (Linda Kilgus), Christina (Jeff) Smith, Randall (Laurie); 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters, Naomi Struffolino and Carol Struffolino, Willanna Birtwhistle and brother, Richard “Dick” Ruckman. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Mary Berneice and Victoria Lynn; brothers, Robert and Raymond, and sister, Marilyn Batts. Funeral services were held July 15, at Bethel Assembly of God, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Assembly of God, 665 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or Odyssey Hospice.
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HERRELL “GUS” BEILSTEIN
Herrell “Gus” Beilstein, 63, of Holland, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born in Toledo on January 28, 1946, to Lloyd “Fuzzy” and Betty (Bedegarea) Beilstein. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Beilstein worked for Kroger for more than 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and woodworking. An avid high school basketball fan and OHSAA basketball official, he did not miss attending a state basketball tournament game in Columbus during the past 37 years. He also was an avid Ohio State fan. He performed magic shows for children for more than 35 years and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Tennessee to be with family and friends. He is survived by Lisa Abrams; son, Todd (Rachel) Beilstein; daughter, Andrea Beilstein and JJ Henry; brother, Lloyd “Dowie” (Darlene) Beilstein; sister, Vicki (Doug) Jerzykowski; nieces and nephews, Del, Heather, Danielle and Amanda. Visitation and funeral services were held Friday, July 10, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.


JAN TEAGUE
Jan K. Teague, 72, former Monroe County assistant prosecutor, of Holland and formerly of Sylvania, died Sunday, January 5, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born January 17, 1937, in Toledo, to Marjorie (Myers) and John Teague. He was a 1969 graduate of the Toledo University School of Law. Mr. Teague served as the Monroe County assistant prosecutor for many years until retiring in 1997 due to health issues. He enjoyed fishing, and traveled to many streams and rivers throughout the United States. He was proud to have been one of the original founders of the North Branch Boys Fly Fishing Club. He also enjoyed cooking and gardening, and was an avid reader and book collector. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan (Kirk) Teague; daughter, Elizabeth Yeager of Blissfield, Michigan; sons, Jan (Donna) of Fort Seneca, Ohio, and Jeffrey Teague of Toledo; granddaughters, Jordan and Bryce; grandson, Coty Wright; mother, Marjorie Henry of Sylvania; brother, Michael Teague; brother-in-law, James (Roni) Kirk; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Teague and stepfather, Paul Henry. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. A private burial ceremony was held at the Elmore Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Swan Creek Adult Day Care, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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LESLIE WUNDER
Leslie M. Wunder, 33, of Springfield Township, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. She was born July 19, 1975, in Toledo, to Phillip and Susan (Foster) Wunder. A 1993 graduate of Bedford High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of Toledo. She was employed as a corporate officer for Continental Secret Service in Toledo for the past 10 years. She was a member of NCISS, ASIS and the U of T Family Business Group. She enjoyed drawing. Ms. Wunder is survived by her mother, Susan Wunder of Temperance, Michigan; brother, Scott (Kerry) Wunder of Lambertville, Michigan, and fiancé, Erik Sandys of Springfield Township. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 3, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Road (at Jackman) in Temperance, Michigan, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Memorials may be made to Ebeid Hospice, c/o ProMedica Hospice, 383 West Dussel Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


ELLEN JANE GRAHAM
Ellen Jane (Jacobs) Graham of Holland, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Toledo, to Earl and Mary (Degnan) Jacobs on April 17, 1923. She was a 1941 graduate of Central Catholic High School and briefly served as a nurse’s aide at Mercy Hospital. She was employed at Willys Overland working in the advertising department during World War II. She was often a model for the Jeep ads and developed photographs for the company before leaving Willys in 1950. In July 1942, she became engaged to Dewain “Bus” Graham. She waited three years while he served in the Army in Europe and they married after his discharge from the service. They celebrated 63-1/2 years of marriage on June 15. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Graham lived in Toledo and moved to Holland in 1961. She was a member of several parishes over the years, including St. Theresa and St. Jude in Toledo, St. Joseph, Maumee and most recently St. Joan of Arc in Toledo. Mrs. Graham was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, holding several offices, and serving on many committees. She was a past president of Holland Unit 646, and past president of Lucas County Council. She also was a chapeau passe of Lucas County Petit Salon 101 Eight and Forty. Active in the Holland community, she was “parade mom” to the children in the Hollandettes and helped organize the Springfield Strutters Baton and Drum Corps in the 1970s. She also worked with the Holland Strawberry Festival Committee, Spring Valley Saddle Club, and volunteered at her church. In her spare time she enjoyed photography, embroidery, needlepoint and doing word puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Dewain “Bus;” daughters, Evelyn (Joe) Navarre; Mary Ellen Graham; Ruth Anne (Jim) Vanderhorst, and Linda Marie Graham; granddaughters, April (Derek) Lick, Theresa (David) Kehrer, Rosemary (Wayne) King, Joyce Meyer and Laura Vanderhorst; great-grandchildren, Joel Schoppman, Gabrielle and Adam Lick, Matthew and Samuel Kehrer, David, MaryEllen, Kathleen, Timothy, Gwenivere and Cayden King, and James, Joshua and Jacob Meyer. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Margarete Jacobs; nieces, Terri Tucholski and Barbara Jacobs; nephews, Edward Jacobs and James Tucholski, and many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Marvin Jacobs Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Bernard Tucholski, and nephew, Marvin (Jake) Jacobs Jr. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, June 24, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, followed by services by the Holland Legion Auxiliary #646 and Eight and Forty. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 25, at St. Joseph Church in Maumee. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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ROSEANNE HAZUDA
Roseanne Hazuda, 61, died June 23, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born on November 1, 1947, to William and Rose (Krall) Schwind. She worked as an aide for transportation at Springfield Local Schools for 19 years and prior to that worked 10 years in the business office at Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the CWVA Logsdon-Walla Post 639 and a past member of the former Ladies of St. Jude, K of C #3904. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ms. Hazuda is survived by her children, Robin (Kevin) Whittier, Amy (James Herbst) Hazuda and David (Mindi) Hazuda; grandchildren, Brendan, Troy, Leah and Annie; brothers, William (Barb) and David (Rose) Schwind; sister-in-law, Joanne Schwind, and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hazuda; parents, and brother, James Schwind. A Prayer Service by the CWVA Logsdon-Walla Post 639 was held Friday, June 26, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Airport Highway. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 27, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.


MARTHA TWIGG
Martha A. Twigg, 69, of Holland, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at her home. She was born in Holland, on July 7, 1939, to George and Mable (Thiel) Serres. She married Melvin Twigg on November 5, 1955. Ms. Twigg was a member of the Holland American Legion Post #646, a lifetime member of the Cousino Club and Club 16. In her spare time she enjoyed playing scrabble, shuffle board, reading and garage sales. She is survived by her son, Melvin (Rhonda) Twigg II; grandchildren, Matthew, Melinda, Mariah and Miguel Twigg, and Dazmon Nelson; brother, George (Jenny) Serres, and sister, Mary Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, on April 11, 1987. She also was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Josh Twigg; brothers, John, Robert and Lawrence Serres, and sister, Marge Halsey. Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider her family.
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MARY JANE BETHEL
Mary Jane Bethel, 86, of Holland, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Holland, on January 24, 1923, to Ray and Leita (Holcomb) Irwin. She married Frank “Dick” Bethel on June 14, 1942 A member of the Holland Free Methodist Church, Ms. Bethel taught Sunday School for many years and was active with many community organizations, including 4-H, a Cub Scout Leader, a member of the Holland-Springfield Historical Society and Young at Heart. She is survived by her sons, James (Jeanne) Bethel, Robert (Diane) Bethel; daughters, Mary Stacy, Patricia Travis; seven grandchildren; eight greatgrand- children; brothers, Glenn (Emily) Irwin, Fred (Winnie) Irwin, and sister, Dorothy Wood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on April 29, 1994. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin Irwin, Don Williams and sister, Lois Irwin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, at the Holland Free Methodist Church. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Holland Free Methodist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


PATSY FORGETTE
Patsy J. Forgette, 66, of Holland, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Flower Hospital. She was born in El Paso, Texas, on May 30, 1943, to Irvin and May (Hamby) McLaughlin. She married Richard “Dick” Forgette in Toledo on June 6, 1973. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Jenna) Forgette, Christopher Forgette; daughters, Paula Forgette, Karen Guevara, Diane (Victor) Wiebeck, Donette (John Mercer) Forgette; 11 grandchildren; mother, May McLaughlin; brothers, Billy Don and Gary Lee McLaughlin Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on June 6, 1973. She also was preceded in death by her father, Irvin McLaughlin. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 16, at Resurrection Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family of Patsy Forgette.
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DEACON TURNER
Deacon Derrall Lee Turner, 53, of Holland, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in his home. He was a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church serving on the deacon board. He was a graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School. He was the first African American member of IBEW Local 8, where he was a journeyman electrician for 27 years. He was the owner and operator of Phase I Electric, LLC for five years. Affectionately known as “Coach” and “Uncle D,” he coached football at Nathan Hale Elementary School, DeVeaux Jr. High School, and at Scott High School. Mr. Turner is survived by his daughters, LaShanda King and LaShonda Parker; stepson, Brandon Davis; six grandchildren; mother, Alice Mitchell; sister, Cassandra Turner Parker; brother, Michael (Janet) Turner; stepmother, Eloise Turner; two uncles; eight aunts, and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Turner Jr. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, with wake services preceding at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Welborn officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.




AUDREY PINKERTON GENTIEU

Audrey (Pinkerton) Gentieu, 86, former resident of Perrysburg, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born on October 18, 1922, to Sherwood and Helen (Moyer) Pinkerton in Toledo. She grew up in Toledo’s Westmoreland neighborhood with her three sisters. Mrs. Gentieu was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School and attended the University of Toledo for two years before marrying Edward Gentieu in 1942. Mrs. Gentieu was a prolific artist. By kindergarten, her talent blossomed, and she continued her artwork until struck by a sudden illness two days before she died. Pastel portraiture was her particular niche. Her commissioned portraits from the 1950s and 1960s hang in many Toledo homes, businesses and public buildings. As a resident at Wolf Creek nursing home in Holland, Ohio, she participated in local and state art competitions and won awards every year. In 2008, she was honored by a show at the Parkwood Gallery of her fairly recent golden-era movie star portraits. She was an employee of the Perrysburg Messenger Journal in the 1970s. She is survived by her children, Peter Gentieu, Goldvein, Virginia, Sally (John) Welch, Perrysburg, and Penny Gentieu (Tom Friemoth), Toledo; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Julia (Robert) Collins, Portland, Oregon, and Shereen (Jose) Ricoy, Salem, Oregon, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gentieu was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years in 1984, and her oldest sister, Elise Stewart. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 20, at Unity Church, 3535 Executive Parkway in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg- Holland Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.
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MICHAEL SUBLESKI
Michael Subleski, 85, of Holland, died unexpectedly on May 15, 2009, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on September 28, 1923, in Toledo, to Michael and Laura (Groubinska) Subleski. As a young man, Mr. Subleski served his country during World War II. He enlisted in the Army and received the Bronze Star and also the Purple Heart for wounds he received in the Battle of the Bulge. On October 2, 1948, he married Peggy Gorman and together they raised seven children. He attended Davis College and the University of Toledo. Mr. Subleski worked in the sale of office products for many years. He enhanced his skills while holding positions with Siebenik’s, McMannus Troup, and with Eriksen’s of Toledo, where he eventually became partner. Then in 1980 his entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin his own office supply business, Toledo Office Supplies and Furniture Company. The company ran successfully for more than 20 years until he decided to retire the business in 2001. He was a member of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, Toledo Jaycees, The Maumee Elks Club and Knights of Columbus Post 53. He was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed attending annual mission retreats at Manresa and travelling the world with his wife. He also enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Toledo Men’s Garden Club. Mr. Subleski is survived by his wife, Peggy Subleski; children, Mike (Linda), Joe (Mary Ann), David (Joyce), Mary (Subleski) Alspach (fiancé, Scott McKelvey), Matthew (Patricia), Chris (Mary Sullivan), Amy (Joe) Kruzel; grandchildren, Adrianne, Adam, Alana Subleski, Steve (Heather), Becca DeLeeuw (Ron), Dan and Katie Subleski, Samantha and Joshua Fisher, Jessica, Jonathon and Emily Subleski, AJ, Jaime and Abby Kruzel and five greatgrand- children. He also is survived by his sisters, Patricia “Patsy” (Dick) Wozniak of Toledo, and Elizabeth “Betty” Nasty (Robert) of California. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Doris Marie, Ralph, Bernie and Donnie. A Scripture Service was held May 20, at the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 21, in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the American Heart Association.


WILLIAM URBAN
William J. Urban, 80, of Holland, died May 9, 2009, in his home. He was born on December 8, 1928, to Martin and Wealtha (Streaker) Urban. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Holland Post 646. He worked as a superintendent for Dohler Jarvis for 42 years. He enjoyed watching sports and NASCAR, playing the lotto, and traveling with his family. Mr. Urban is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor (Smith); children, Nancy Peters (Joe Jasevicius) and Janet (Terry) Brown; brothers, Albert (Bev), Gilbert (Anna Catherine) and Bobby Urban; and sister, Eva (Dennis) Hallett. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marty, Chuck, Tommy and Johnny Urban; son-in-law, Michael Peters, and special friend, Tom Jennings. American Legion services were held Wednesday, May 13, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Airport Highway. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 14, at Timberlake Community Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.
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KIMBERLY KUHLMAN
Kimberly A. Kuhlman, of Holland, died Saturday, May 2, 2009. She was a registered dietitian and diabetes educator for the Endocrine & Diabetes Care Center, Inc. She was a member of the American Diabetes Association. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, gardening and was an avid reader. Mrs. Kuhlman is survived by her husband, Carl “Ed” Kuhlman Jr.; son, Eric Kuhlman; parents, James and Jane Schramm; sisters, Dr. Kathryn Schramm (Tim Lehman) and Annmarie Schramm of Austin, Texas; niece, Nicole Lehman; inlaws, Carl Sr. (Jean) Kuhlman and sister-in-law, Nancy Kuhlman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, at the Walter Funeral Home. Burial was private for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


HARRY YOUNGQUIST
Harry Youngquist, 93, of Holland, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Lutheran Village Community. He was born January 7, 1916, in Westboro, Wisconsin, to Olaf and Ida (Lindgren) Ljungquist. He married Frances (Pfauser) Youngquist on January 8, 1942. Mr. Youngquist was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and served as a research engineer. He was a mechanical engineer for Owens Corning. He was an active member and elder at First Presbyterian Church, Maumee. He enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, reading and spending time with his family. He often led many activities at Lutheran Village. Mr. Youngquist is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances; son, Bob (Millie) Youngquist; daughter, Sandy Siebeneck; granddaughters, Heather and Holly Youngquist and Jennifer Siebeneck; sister, Carol Kobielush, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Wally, Erik, Hilda and Ellen. Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, at First Presbyterian Church, Maumee. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, Sylvania. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or First Presbyterian Church, Maumee.
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PAULETTE YUNKER
Paulette J. Yunker, 76, of Holland, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, in her home. She was born in Rocky Ridge, Ohio, on June 12, 1932, to Ralph and Hazel (Compton) Utter. She worked many years for the former Woolworth Co., retiring in 1984. During her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (James) Rucker; son, Larry Yunker; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice (Gene) Webster, Beverly Stansfield, Garnett “Peg” Hail and Gloria Stansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; brother, Bud Utter; sisters, Edvenna Webster, Dawn Webster and Paula Stansfield. Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family of Paulette Yunker.


RICHARD VASCIK
Richard A. Vascik, 76, of Holland, and formerly of Rossford, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Flower Hospital. He was born on August 31, 1932, in Rossford, to George and Anna (Augustine) Vascik. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. After serving his country, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. for 30 years. Mr. Vasik is survived by his daughters, Sherry (Dick Elias) Vascik, Brenda (Jim) Bronson and Annie (Victor) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Ashley and Michael Bronson, Victoria, Monica and Sabrina Rodriguez; brother, Alois (Marlene) Vascik and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Vascik, in September of 1997. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, at 10 a.m., in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, with the Rev. Jerry Craig presiding. Interment was private.
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IRVING ERDMANN
Irving W. Erdmann, 92, of Holland, and formerly of Maumee, died on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. He was born in Toledo on March 1, 1917, to Albert and Alta (Eldridge) Erdmann. He was employed at Bunting Brass and Bronze for 43 years, retiring in 1979. Mr. Erdmann was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of the Margaret Hunt Senior Center. He was a handyman and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family. He is survived by his son, Richard (Joan) Erdmann of Toledo; daughter, Susan (Andy) Miller of Almont, Michigan; six grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; son, Thomas Erdmann; sister and four brothers. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


ANTHONY DZIEDZIC
Anthony Dziedzic, 89, formerly of Toledo and Holland, died Monday, March 2, 2009, in the Corinthian Nursing Home, Kenton, Ohio. He was born in Galicia, Austria, on June 16, 1919, to Thomas and Victoria (Kaszuba) Dziedzic. Mr. Dziedzic worked as a surveyor in Austria and the United States. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon, and sister, Louise Grzybowski. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, in Urbanski Funeral Home. Interment was in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.
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JANET HARTER
Janet Harter, 67, of Holland, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Toledo, on November 27, 1941, to Clyde and Frances (Preston) McKimmy. She married Loran Harter in Toledo, on October 7, 1961. A homemaker all her life, she was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Loran; children, Rick Harter, Todd (Gloria) Harter, Lori Harter, Becky Harter and Bob; grandchildren, Roxanne, Crystal, Brittany, Brandon, Breanna; great-granddaughter, Alaina; brother, Jim (Marilyn) McKimmy; sisters, Ruthann (Robert) Young; Cindy (Richard) Hogan, and sister-in-law, Dolly McKimmy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Frances, and brother, Bob McKimmy. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland, with the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Springfield Township Fire and Rescue Squad.


MARY IWINSKI
Mary T. Iwinski, 85, of Holland, died March 9, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 21, 1923, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to George and Helen (Eftode) Kaneff. She worked in the office at Champion Spark Plug for 30 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church. She married Francis Iwinski on April 28, 1962, in Toledo, and he survives. She was preceded in death by her brother, Simeon, and sister, Velsa. An Orthodox Christian Funeral was held Friday, March 13, in the chapel at Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville, with the V. Rev. Fr. Paul Albert officiating. Arrangements were made by the Peinert Funeral Home, Whitehouse.
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DELPHINE POZNIAK
Delphine Pozniak, 83, of Toledo, died March 2, 2009, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on June 17, 1925, to Stanley and Cecelia Olejownik. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of Logsdon Walla CWV Post 639 Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, watching sports on television and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Ms. Pozniak is survived by her sons, Michael (Marcia) and Joseph (Tina); daughters, Barbara (Garry) Zielinski and Nancy Asher; grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Christie, Sarah, Ryan, Jessica, Brad, Jodie, Andy, Mary Jo, Adrienne, Ross, Kyle, Wendy, Karly and Tony; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Roland (Ruth) Olejownik; sister-in-law, Dorothy Pozniak, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; great-granddaughter, Addyson; sisters, Alice Machinski and Bernadine Rafalski, and brother, Daniel Olejownik. Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 5, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home on Airport Highway, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church.


WILLIAM CAREY
William “Corky” Carey, 64, of Holland and Sandusky, Ohio, died Sunday, February 15, 2009, in his home. He was born in Toledo, on January 20, 1945, to William and Thelma (Witte) Carey. A U.S. Vietnam Army veteran, Mr. Carey had worked as a mechanic for the City of Toledo for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed restoring and showing his antique tractors. He also was a member of the Firelands Pioneer Power Association, Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (SCRAP), Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Assn. Inc, Holland American Legion Post #646, VFW Post #3013, and Moose Lodge #1610 in Port Clinton. Mr. Carey is survived by his mother, Thelma Kelsey; son, William (Lorie) Carey, Jr.; grandson, Dustin; sister, Kay Kaffeman; companion, Carol Hilling; nieces, Tracy (Nick) Sardiga, Tarry Fletcher and daughter, Michelle Fletcher; special cousin, Kathy Witte; cousins, Chuck (Sylvia) Witte, Tom (Ruth) Witte; best friends, Danny Krieger, Rich Ryan, Ike Lippert, Don Fleming. He was preceded in death by his father, William Carey, and stepfather, Lester Kelsey. Funeral services were held Friday, February 20, at the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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LILA COPELAND
Lila Charleen Copeland, 68, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, February 8, 2009, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born on August 18, 1940, in Stokes Township, Logan County, Ohio, to Roger and Bernice Taylor Dudgeon. She married Charles Copeland on June 15, 1962, in Jackson, Michigan. She was baptized at Collingwood Presbyterian Church in Toledo. She was a 1958 graduate of Waynesfield- Goshen High School and attended Lima Memorial Hospital nurses training program. She was a 4-H advisor for several years, and held memberships to the Buckeye Farm Antiques, Ohio Oliver Collectors, Oliver Gang, Logan County Historical and Genealogical Society, Auglaize County Historical and Genealogical Society, Allen County Historical and Genealogical Society, Uniopolis Historical Society and Toledo Post-Polio Connection, and Waynesfield- Goshen Alumni, where she recently planned her 50-year class reunion. She was a collector of Indian lore and enjoyed horses, genealogy and history, antique tractors, reading, miniature schnauzers, traveling to South Haven, Michigan, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Cathi (Russell) Knepper of Waynesville, Ohio, and Cheri (Michael) Copeland-Shull of Toledo; grandchildren, Kyle Knepper, Reagan, Reese and Corinne Shull; brother, William (Marlene) Dudgeon of Toledo; sisters, June (Gary) Horn of Wapakoneta, Rogena Davis of Brookville, Ohio; sisters- in-law, Ann (Larry) Bowman of Benicia, California, and Nancy Copeland of Arlington, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Carl Copeland. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 12, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, Ohio, with Dr. L. Stephen Smith Jr. officiating. Interment was in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given in her name to Uniopolis Fire and Rescue.


BETTY GINGRICH
Betty Jane Gingrich, 82, of Holland, died February 9, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born on September 28, 1926, to Dallas and Bertha (McLaughlin) Wahl in Toledo. She enjoyed music, crocheting, and a challenge from a good picture puzzle or a Jeopardy game. She is survived by her children, Jesse (Jenny) Gingrich and Jeanne (John) Bush; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Siegler; special friend, G. Tom Vas and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gingrich; brother, Robert Wahl, and sister, Dorothy Mae (Smallwood) Pitzen. A memorial service will be held February 21, at 1 p.m., at the Bono Baptist Church, 967 Main Street, Bono, Ohio. Interment will be later at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Bono Baptist Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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CHARLES CUNNINGHAM
Charles F. Cunningham, 65, of Holland, died Sunday, February 1, 2009, at Lake Park, Sylvania. He was born in Masontown, Pennsylvania, on August 28, 1943, to William and Clara (Hohenschell) Cunningham. He married Sandra Ganchou in Toledo, on April 6, 1963. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Cunningham worked as supervisor for several local companies, including the Chrysler Machine Plant and GM Hydromatic. He was a member of the Living Faith Holland United Methodist Church, and enjoyed bowling, collecting coins, gemstone mining and his 1966 Ford Galaxie. He and his wife, Sandra, have enjoyed traveling together to all 50 States. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra; son, Brian (Carla) Cunningham; daughters, Julie Cunningham, Stacie Scharer; grandchildren, Megan Cunningham, Alexis and Nicholas Scharer. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Barry. Funeral services were held February 5, in the Neville Funeral Home, Holland. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Living Faith United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.


PERCY ELLIS
Percy E. Ellis of Holland, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He was born February 10, 1923. He retired after 35 years with the City of Toledo as supervisor in the Department of Streets, Bridges and Harbors. He also served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Walter and Carl (Kim); daughters, Phyllis Boyd and Mary Bates; sister, Mary Boles; grandchildren; nephews; nieces, and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael. Services were held Friday, January 30, at noon, at House of Day Funeral Service.
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JOHN SCHLENKER
John A. Schlenker, 91, of Holland, died Monday, January 26, 2009, in the Spring Meadows Care Center. He was a retired employee of City Machine and Tool and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr. Schlenker is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Taylor and Deborah Fella; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne; a brother and sister and grandson, Dawson. There was no visitation. A memorial mass was held Thursday, January 29, in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements were made by the J. Jeffrey Fretti Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to SS Peter and Paul Church, 728 South St. Clair Street, Toledo, Ohio 43609.


DAVID TAUBE
David B. Taube, 88, of Holland, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Holland, on June 13, 1920, to Clarence and Frances (Gould) Taube. He married Berniece Adams in Toledo on January 29, 1939. A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Taube worked as a supervisor for the former Champion Spark Plug. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a former member of Club 16, a former Council member at Providence Lutheran Church. He and his wife enjoyed spending many winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. Mr. Taube also enjoyed gardening, bowling and golfing. He is survived by his daughters, Beverly (Richard) Burgin; Diana (Rollie) Denker Jr.; sons, David (Sarah) Taube Jr.; Terrance Taube; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and one greatgreat- grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece, on June 12, 2004. He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Madlinski; grandson, Rollie Denker III, and brothers, Edward and Walter Taube. Friends were received in the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 23, where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, with the Rev. Dennis King officiating. Burial was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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CHARLES BAUER
Charles A. Bauer, 90, of Holland, died Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Spring Meadows Extended Care, Holland. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 14, 1918. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Bauer was active for many years as a founding member of the Perrysburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He taught a Sunday School class for many years, and later served as leader of a group of seniors who met for fellowship. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Virginia; children, Paul Bauer; Sharon Taylor; Roger (Penny) King; Robin (JoAnn) King; Randal (Carol) King; Laurel King; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bauer; one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, at 10 a.m., at the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, with the Rev. Thomas George officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Perrysburg Christian Missionary Alliance Church.


JOAN HEMSOTH
Joan Virginia Hemsoth, 85, of Holland, died January 14, 2009, at Wolf Creek Retirement Village. She was born February 22, 1923, in Toledo. She was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School, a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church, and was active at the Wolf Creek YMCA. She worked for the former People’s Bank and The Andersons. Ms. Hemsoth also volunteered her time at St. Luke’s Hospital through the years. She was known for baking “Red Tin” chocolate chip cookies. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Hepner; granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel Hepner; niece, Maryann “Mickey” Smith, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deane Hemsoth, in 1990. She also was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Hemsoth, and sister, Naomi Klebe. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by Coyle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran, the Alzheimer’s Association or Heartbeat of Toledo.
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PATRICIA SPELLIS

Patricia Ann (Appleby) Spellis, 74, of Perrysburg and formerly of Holland, Ohio, died January 11, 2009. She was born in Toledo on December 8, 1934, to James and Ruth (Lower) Appleby. She graduated from Woodward/Whitney High School, where she received her cosmetology degree. After raising her four daughters, she went to work for St. John’s Jesuit High School, where she was a dietary assistant to the priests and teachers. She was an auxiliary member of the Holland American Legion Post 646 for more than 30 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. Ms. Spellis is survived by her daughters, Ruth Major, Reneé (Ralph) Hahn, Rhonda Agard and Robyn (Kirk) Aldrich; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James (Mary Ellen) Appleby; sisters, Shirley (Don) Miles, Mary (Ed) Cieslikowski, Rita (Ron) Darrow, and Corrine (Kenny) Burress; special friend, Dee Logan and special uncle, Horace Appleby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Spellis, and grandson, Aric Major. Visitation and services by Holland American Legion Post 646 were held January 14, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Visitation will continue at the funeral home today, January 15, at 10 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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CAROL MUTCHLER
Carol Ann Mutchler, 62, of Holland, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, in her home. She was born in Toledo, on April 13, 1946, to Carl and Madlyn (Shinaver) Schaefer. She worked for Tiedke’s Department Store and Rad Mar Press before retiring from Towlift in 2008, after 23 years of service. She was a member of the Toledo Moose Lodge #713 and in her spare time she enjoyed camping and NASCAR. She is survived by her children, Sherri (Jason) Stone, Chad (Wendy) Mutchler and David Hubbard Jr.; grandchildren, Amber Stone, Jade Hubbard and Peter Mutchler, and great-grandson, Logan Breier. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Madlyn Schaefer; husband, David Hubbard Sr. and her brothers, Karl and Robert Schaefer. Funeral services were held January 7, in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland, with the Rev. Bill Chidester officiating. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Ohio of Greater Toledo or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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RICHARD NADOLNY
Richard “Ritchie” D. Nadolny, 79, of Holland, died December 31, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on July 25, 1929, to Dominick and Verna (Sekulski) Nadolny in Toledo. He worked as a machine operator for Chase Bag Company for 46 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Nadolny is survived by his brother, Ted (Jane) Nadolny; nephews, Mike (Debbie) and Tom (Jeanie), and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond. Funeral Services were held January 6, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, Holland, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.


DORIS SHEPLER
Doris L. Shepler, 90, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, where she had resided for the past five years. She was the youngest of four daughters born to Hettie and Harry Cobb of Holland. She enjoyed spending time with her family and one of her most cherished times was the family reunion type of gathering for her 90th birthday celebrated last year. There were relatives representing four future generations along with some close friends honoring her as the last member of that “Great Generation” from both sides of her family. She enjoyed playing piano and organ and later owned her own keyboard until her eyesight began to fail. Another of her favorite past times was playing pinnacle and bingo at Wolf Creek and displaying the stuffed animals she won at bingo. Ms. Shepler is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Brown (Joseph); sons, James (Judy), Edward (Alison), and Thomas (Michele) Shepler; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clayton Shepler; grandsons, Wayne and Josh Shepler, and sisters, Ella Cobb, Myla Johnson and Audrey Whitmore. Funeral services were held January 7, at the Walter Funeral Home. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Previously listed Holland-Springfield Journal Obituraries
2009
(alphabetical order)

CHARLES BAUER

HERRELL “GUS” BEILSTEIN

MARY JANE BETHEL

WILLIAM CAREY

LILA COPELAND

ALEXANDRA COURVILLE

CHARLES CUNNINGHAM

JUDY DONIERE

ANTHONY DZIEDZIC

CHARLES ECKEL

VIRGINIA EDINGER

PERCY ELLIS

IRVING ERDMANN

PATSY FORGETTE

AUDREY PINKERTON GENTIEU

JACK GEIS

BETTY GINGRICH

ELLEN JANE GRAHAM

JOYCE HARDENBROOK

JANET HARTER

ROSEANNE HAZUDA

JOAN HEMSOTH

MARY IWINSKI

KIMBERLY KUHLMAN

EVELYN LUTHER

JACOB MARTIN

CAROL MUTCHLER

ELSIE MYERS

RICHARD NADOLNY

WENDY OBERHOUSE

MATHILDA OSCAR

DELPHINE POZNIAK

RUSSELL RUCKMAN SR.

NANCY SCHAMP

JOHN SCHLENKER

DORIS SHEPLER

PATRICIA SPELLIS

MICHAEL SUBLESKI

DAVID TAUBE

JAN TEAGUE

DEACON TURNER

MARTHA TWIGG

WILLIAM URBAN

RICHARD VASCIK

THELMA VERES

DAVID WARDERS

LESLIE WUNDER

HARRY YOUNGQUIST

PAULETTE YUNKER