Previously Listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituaries 2011-2012

BETTY FOUNTAIN

Betty Joanne Fountain, 56 of Perrysburg, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on June 11, 1955, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Lucille (Patterson) Ferguson. She was a canteen manager for Northwood VFW Post 2984 for 21 years. She enjoyed bingo, yard sales, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Lori Cutshall, Christine Cutshall, Larry Cutshall and Christopher Fountain; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Lori) Ferguson, and sisters, Brenda (David) Burns, Barbara Rucki and Bernadette (John) Johannsen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fountain; parents; brothers, David and Frank Ferguson, and sister, Beverly Turner.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 3, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


THEODORE WILLIAMS

Theodore “Ted” A. Williams, 78, of Perrysburg, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on April 21, 1933, in Toledo, to Harry and Mary (Case) Williams. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, where he excelled in basketball and later was inducted into the CCHS Hall of Fame.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an MP during World War II. Mr. Williams worked in sales for many years and for various real estate companies.
He is survived by his children, Ann Marie (Tom) Terlep, Sandra (Steve) Marchant, Thomas (Debi) Williams and Maryanne (Sean) Knight; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and sister, Holly Van Selow. He was preceded in death by his son, Lawrence Williams; brother, James Williams, and sister, Pauline Dierker.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 4, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery with full military honors.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JOY KING

Joy G. King, 86, of Rossford, died Monday, March 26, 2012. She was born on October 31, 1925, in Toledo, to Winfield and Nell Mohler and was originally named Coral Eloise. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Her stepmother renamed her “Joy Gloria” because she smiled often. When she was 8 years old, the family moved to a farm near Swanton which is now part of the Oak Openings Nature Preserve.
After attending Whitehouse Elementary, she graduated from Swanton High School in 1944. She immediately enlisted as a cadet in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, but the war ended before she was deployed.
She worked at the Toledo Mental Hospital on Arlington Avenue, the Lucas County Hospital, and various office jobs until she married John Kawecka on January 28, 1950. The family later changed their names to King.
Mrs. King was a foster mother to several children. Later, she and her husband raised a family of five children. When she was in her 50s, she resumed her studies at the University of Toledo, earning her bachelor’s degree in social science in 1984.
She was vice president of Ashur Inc. Her memberships and organizations included, Girl Scouts as a member and leader, American Women Alliance, Children Care of America, St. Charles Borromeo Rosary Society and PTO, Legion of Mary, St. Mary Magdelene PTO, Devil’s Lake Yacht Club, Toledo Symphony League, Toledo Opera Guild, Auxiliary to the Ability Center and the Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John King; children, Catherine (Tim) Robinette, Carolyn (Joseph DeMare) Kawecka; David Sabini, Michael King and Mark (Diana) King and 11 grandchildren.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held Friday, March 30, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 31, at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufmann officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford.


ELEANOR NOGGLE

Eleanor (Hetman) Noggle, 87, of Perrysburg died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Rossford, to Frank and Elizabeth (Sabo) Hetman and was a graduate of Rossford High School.
She married Roland “Bud” Noggle on June 3, 1950, in Toledo.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Noggle; son, Roland “Bud” Noggle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Ronnie and Gloria Hetman, Robert and Peggy Hetman and Frank and Elsie Hetman, and sister, Margaret McNitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald.
In honoring Eleanor’s wishes, there was no visitation and private graveside services were held in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


RICK ROGERS


Rick D. Rogers, 55, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Flower Hospital. He was born May 22, 1956, in Barberton, Ohio, to Raymond and Alma (Hopkins) Rogers. He married Nancy Lontz on September 12, 1981, in Vienna, West Virginia.
Mr. Rogers was employed at Libbey Glass as a forming operator. He enjoyed motorcycles; his four legged companion, Throttle; fishing and hunting, especially bow hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; siblings, Ronald (Cindy) Rogers, Jeff (Joan) Rogers, Jerry (Penny) Rogers, Debbie (Mark) Haynes and Kathy Denton; mother- and father-in-law, Dorothy and Hubert Lontz; brothers-in-law, Hubie (Tracy) Lontz and Scott (Norma) Lontz; Nikole Lontz and Bert Lontz; several nieces and nephews, and best friend, Bob Vince. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany (Moore) Inder-bitzin, and his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Flower Hospital Foundation.


LEONA SCHWARTZ


Leona E. Schwartz, 91, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born June 6, 1920, in Deshler, Ohio, to George and Nancy Lauretta “Laura” (Butler) McMaster.
She married Arthur Schwartz in 1964, in Toledo. A longtime resident of Lima, Ohio, Ms. Schwartz was a bookkeeper for 40 years at Pangles Master Markets. She was a member of the American Legion and The Hawthorn Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf.
She is survived by her siblings, Bertha Rutter, Dexter (Marilyn) McMaster, Reva (Dalton) Christman, Jane Dennis and Barbee Fintel, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1987. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Hazel Larimer, Erma Cluckey, Clarence McMaster, Robert McMaster, Harold McMaster, June McMaster and Earl McMaster.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 3, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. John Rutz officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


 

BEATRICE CSEPLO

Beatrice E. Cseplo, 85, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 22, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Albert and Mary Dianiska. She married William Cseplo on October 21, 1944, in Cleveland. After raising their family in Madeira, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Cseplo retired to New Bern, North Carolina, in 1983, where they enjoyed living in Fairfield Harbour Retirement Community. They moved to Perrysburg, in 1995.
Mrs. Cseplo received an associate’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1974. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer and a supporter of the Way Public Library as well as an active member of the Judges Guild of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, judging at county fairs and the Ohio State Fair. She served on various boards for community service and charities. She enjoyed traveling, specifically to Europe where she toured her family homelands, including Hungary and Germany. She also enjoyed cooking and entertaining.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Leslie) Belch of Sedona, Arizona, and William “Bill” (Carolyn) Cseplo of Dublin, Ohio; son-in-law, David Sloan of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha (Andy) Sullivan, Celeste (Kyle) Bergin, Mandy (Jim) Dolgoff, Katie (Grant) Schwable, Bill (Jennifer) Cseplo and Lucas (Vivian) Belch; eight great-grandchildren and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Patricia Sloan, and nine brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Private burial was held in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organ fund at Zoar Lutheran Church.


JEAN GREIVE

Jean Ann Greive, 59, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Wood Haven Nursing Home. She was born in Bowling Green on June 18, 1952, to Edwin and Mary (Speck) Greive and was a 1970 graduate of Otsego High School. For more than 30 years she worked as a proofreader for the Sentinel-Tribune and in her spare time enjoyed playing cards.
She is survived by her mother, Mary; brothers, Frederick (Carol) Greive of Perrysburg; Thomas (Kimberly) Greive of Perrysburg; sister, Sharon (Charles) Dunn of Toledo; nephew, Thomas Greive Jr. and niece, Kristen Greive, along with several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Greive.
Visitation and graveside services at New Belleville Ridge were private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bridge Home Health Care and Hospice, 1037 Conneaut Avenue #204, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or Multiple Sclerosis Society- Northwest Ohio Chapter, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


WILLIAM MEYER JR.


William Lawrence Meyer Jr., 86, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on October 27, 1925, to William and Anna (Thebes) Meyer Sr. in Toledo. He married Ann Harrington on November 18, 1950, in Toledo, by Msgr. John Harrington.
Mr. Meyer was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his marriage, he worked for his father as a salesman for Buckeye Paper Corporation. He later worked for Dalco Machinery for more than 19 years before retiring in 1984. After retiring, he drove a school bus for Perrysburg City Schools for more than 10 years.
He was an active parishioner of St. Rose Catholic Church for more than 52 years, where he served as an usher and he was a member of the Eucharistic Adoration Group. He also was involved in various funding campaigns, including the Diocesan Development Fund.
He treasured his lifelong friendships with his boyhood playmates, who he continued to fish and play cards with through the years. He was a proud member of the “Romeo’s” (retired old men eating out) Luncheon Group.
Mr. Meyer is survived by his children, Marti (Kurtis) Helser of Avon Lake, Ohio, Chris (Linda) Meyer of Bowling Green, Ohio, Kevin Meyer of Sarasota, Florida, and Daniel (Debbie) Meyer of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Nick, Laura, Eric, Mike, Kelly, Megan and Jason Meyer, Ann and Kate Helser; sister, Bette Love, and daughter-in-law, Benita Morrow. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, and son, William M. Meyer.
The Rosary was recited on Wednesday, March 21, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited at the funeral home on Thursday, March 22, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, with Msgr. Marvin Borger officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARGARET TURNER


Margaret Leah (Goeke) Turner, 98, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. She was born in Perrysburg on April 3, 1913, to John and Lucy (Schneider) Goeke and was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, receiving her teaching certificate. She taught at Lime City and Perrysburg Schools up until her marriage to Harry “Ben” Turner at Zoar Lutheran Church on August 23, 1939.
She was supportive of her husband’s engineering career with General Electric. They lived in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a member of the General Electric Women’s Book Club and together with her husband, were active in dinner clubs, playing cards and dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Ben; nephews, Richard (Sylvia) Goeke and Mike (Janet) Harper, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clamor and Harold Goeke and sister-in-law, Doris Harper.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, at Zoar Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Edward Young officiating. Burial was private in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John Lutheran Church, 901 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40207.


 

JAMES HECKMAN

James Edwin Heckman, 73, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Parkwood of Lebanon, Indiana. He was born December 12, 1938, in Gadsden, Indiana, to Pauline (Essex) and Robert Heckman.
He moved to Elizaville in 1944, where he attended Elizaville Grade School. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957 and from Wabash College in 1961.
On September 3, 1960, in Elizaville, Indiana, he was married to Margaret “Margie” (Parks) Heckman. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Lebanon, Indiana. For 31 years, Mr. Heckman was personnel manager of Dana Corporation of Toledo.
He enjoyed golfing, baseball, spending time in the out-of-doors, and playing solitaire.
Mr. Heckman is survived by his wife, Margie, of Lebanon; children, Regina (Chip) Camiscione of McKinney, Texas, Troy (Nancy) Heckman of Perrysburg; grandchildren, David, Jennifer, Ethan, Taylor, Lucas and Nick Heckman, Lindsay, Courtney and Cassidy Camiscione; great-granddaughter, Zanna Kinney; mother, Pauline Heckman of Lebanon, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, John Wesley Heckman; brother, John Heckman; sister, Janet Deimling, and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation and funeral services were held Friday, March 16, at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, Indiana. Interment was in Mud Creek Cemetery, Boone County, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Myotonic Type II), 8777 Purdue Road, Suite 235, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.


RICHARD RAETHER


Richard Carl Raether, 82, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his home. He was born in Rossford, on May 9, 1929, to Emil and Catherine (Kopp) Raether. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.
For more than 30 years, he worked as a glasscutter for Libbey-Owens-Ford and also owned and operated Raether’s Bar in Rossford until its closing in 1987.
Mr. Raether was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Cooley Canal Yacht Club for many years, where he enjoyed boating and fishing. He was a member of the Northwood VFW Post 2094 and the Rossford Eagles Aerie 2322. A gifted tradesman, he enjoyed building things tinkering and finding ways to help others.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughters, Hope (Sean) Nevins of Rossford and Lolly (Bill) Sweeney of Gahanna; son, Matthew Haines of Georgia; grandchildren, Little Josh, Jessica, Christine, Mallory and Chloe; and brother, Harold Raether of Columbia, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Raether.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with Father Schetter officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church.


RITA ROACH


Rita M. Roach, 82, of Perrysburg, died March 17, 2012, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, on June 17, 1929, to Michael and Marcella (Kronenwatter) Pavlock. She married Bruce Roach on November 6, 1948.
Ms. Roach was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. She enjoyed growing vegetables, working in her yard and was an avid race car fan. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandson and having big family picnics in her backyard.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Jimmy) Peters of South Carolina, Debbie (Rich) Frantz of Rossford; sons, Tim (Lori) Roach of Perrysburg, Terry (Carol) of Indiana and Tom Roach of Gibsonburg; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; son, Glenn, and sister, Alice Steele.
Funeral services will be held today, March 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society.


JACK SWEEDE


Jack Andrew Sweede, 82, of Perrysburg, died Monday, March 19, 2012. He was born in Rossford, on December 26, 1929, to Andrew Jackson and Emma (Rinker) Sweede.
He married June Wright in Bowling Green, Ohio, on February 4, 1956. Mr. Sweede was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, receiving a Purple Heart, and worked as a self-employed salesman for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in organizing the Perrysburg VFW and was a member of the Perrysburg American Legion Post. He was involved in Perrysburg community functions, and his other activities included being a baseball coach and park officer.
He is survived by his wife, June, of Perrysburg; sons, Jack II “Jake” (Gina) Sweede of North Prairie, Wisconsin, Jase (Kristin) Sweede of Toledo, Jay (Shelli) Sweede of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Jon (RaeRae) Sweede of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Allison Sweede, Jennifer Sweede, Tanner “Charlie” Sweede, Taylor Gus Taylor, Madison Sweede; nephews, Stephen Sweede and Robert “Sonny” Sweede, and special friend, Kenneth Reed. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Sweede; sister, Rachel Adcox, and niece, Linda Sweede.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, March 23, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Visitation will continue after 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the church or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 1037 Conneaut Avenue #204, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

 


 

NATHANIEL AUGUSTINE

Nathaniel Hill Augustine died March 8, 2012. He was born in Toledo, on March 9, 1950, to Joseph and Doris (Harman) Augustine. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1968, spent some time in the Navy, and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toledo. He was an Eagle Scout and earned the God and Country Award. He enjoyed the outdoors, bird watching and writing and was a published poet.
Mr. Augustine is survived by his brothers, Jonathan Augustine of Perrysburg and Joel Augustine of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; sister, Melissa (Michael) Cain of Perrysburg; nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Roy) Lehman, Rommy Augustine, Bennett Cain, Cara Cain and Emily Cain. He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no visitation, and services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


ROBERT HIRZEL


Robert Louis Hirzel, 86, of Rossford, died Monday, March 5, 2012. He was born on July 7, 1925, in Toledo, to Alfred and Bertha Hirzel.
He was a graduate of Olney/Northwood High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany as a medic and later as an MP during which time he attended the Nuremberg Trials.
Mr. Hirzel was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church; a charter member of the Northwood VFW, where he was the first quartermaster; a member of the North American Swiss Alliance; the Masonic Paragon Lodge #788, and the German American GBU, where he volunteered for many years at the German American Festival.
He worked for the family business, Alfred Hirzel & Sons Greenhouse, and later had a farming partnership with his brother, Alfred. He also worked for the C&O Railroad and at Libbey-Owens-Ford/Pilkington, where he retired after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alva; son, Robert; daughters, Cheryl (Kevin) Fitzpatrick and Nancy (Craig) LaHote; grandchildren, Mike (Katie) Fitzpatrick, Nick Fitzpatrick, Mark (Rachael) Fitzpatrick, Lindsay (Austin) Rozelle, Alex LaHote and Jessica LaHote; great-grandchildren, Reese and Nolan Fitzpatrick; brothers, Alfred and Ernie; sisters, Ruth Brown and Betty Stotz, and special friends, Barb and John Mazur. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Madeline Cimpritz and Thelma Hoehner, and brothers, Donald and Hugh.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 10, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Toledo. Interment was in Lake Township Cemetery in Millbury. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.


GEORGE KRASULA


George R. Krasula, 87, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. He was born in Rossford, on August 4, 1924, to Paul and Mary Ann (Korcek) Krasula and was a graduate of Haskins High School. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps.
He married Lois Hill on November 13, 1948, in Kentucky. He began his career with Kroger as a meat cutter and was a zone manager until 1967, when he moved with his family back to the Toledo area. He then became a real estate agent and owned carry-out stores in Perrysburg and Haskins.
He is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Donald) Saam, Patricia (Gary) Harmon and Debra Dempsey; son, George (Gwen) Krasula; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Killian, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, on September 26, 2010. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Frank, John, Joe and Andrew Krasula, and sisters, Anna Mary Krasula, Mary Jagos and Kate Jones.
Friends will be received Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, where a memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


SHEREE MEYER


Sheree Kay (Stachowski) Meyer died March 4, 2012, at the home of her son in Basalt, Colorado.
A 40-year resident of Perrysburg, she was a graduate of Bowling Green High School yet attended her first three years at Holland High School. She also attended Bowling Green State University for two years until a near fatal accident when she was 19 years old.
She is survived by her children, Teree Johnson and Greg Meyer; grandson, Vincent Johnson, and mother, Lillian Abdo-Snavely, a longtime Perrysburg resident. She was preceded in death by her husband; Gene Meyer, and father, Bernard Stachowski.
Friends will be received Thursday, March 15, from 3 to 7 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Visitation will continue after 10:00 a.m., on Friday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shining Stars Foundation, a charity which helps children with cancer, at www.shining starsfoundation.org or call 970-925-STAR.


RONALD “DANNY” WINDOM


Ronald D. “Danny” Windom, 84, of Walbridge, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born in Cairo, West Virginia, on May 30, 1927, to Edward James and Bessie Mae (Haney) Windom. He married Florence “Ginny” Reitz on October 21, 1950.
He served in the United States Army, then as a Merchant Marine prior to his career in the railroad industry, first as a conductor and then retiring as a brakeman. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, shuffleboard and spending time with family.
He is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Robert) Wilkins and Linda Hollen; son, Larry (Lynda) Windom; grandchildren, Robert, Jr. (Christine) Wilkins, Michelle (Greg) McElroy, Sara (BJ) Boerst, Lauren (Trevor) Potulski, Jennifer Hollen and Shannon Windom; great-grandchildren, Lainie and MaKenzie Wilkins and PK McElroy; sisters-in-law, Susie and Florence Windom and Arla and Joyce Reitz, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife on April 23, 2009. He also was preceded in death by his siblings, James, Leonard and Russ (Eugene) Windom; great-granddaughter, Presley Marie, and sister-in-law, Anne Windom.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Frey Road Church of Christ.


 

ELAINE BANACHOWSKI

Elaine M. Banachowski, 49, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg with her family by her side.
She was born on October 7, 1962, in Lima, Ohio, to Cletus and Mary (Knueven) Meyer, and was the youngest of 11 children. She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School, Class of 1981. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Marc Banachowski; children, Adam, Zachary and Amy Banachowski; mother, Mary Meyer of Leipsic; brothers, Tom (Christina) Meyer of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Gene (Mary) Meyer of Findlay, Karl (Brenda) Meyer of Ottawa, Steve (Karen) Meyer of Parsons, Kansas, Dave (Theresa) Meyer of Leipsic; sisters, LouAnn (Jimmie) Noone of Leipsic, Kathy (Mark) Amstutz of Pandora; Therese (Mark) Meyer of Jenera, Jane (Bruce) Combs of Perrysburg; father-in-law, Andrew Banachowski of Rossford; brothers-in-law, John Banachowski of Liberty Center, Keith (Jessica) Banachowski of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Ann (Bill) Mishka of Perrysburg, Lynn (Terry) Dawley of Perrysburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Cletus Meyer; sister, Janice Meyer, and mother-in-law, Tanya Banachowski.
A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday, March 5, at Blessed John XXIII Church in Perrysburg with the Rev. Herb Weber officiating. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the CurePSP Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases.


MARYANN SLUHAN


Maryann Benes Sluhan died February 25, 2012, at her home. She was born on August 10, 1945, to Jerry and Betty Benes. Despite a battle with polio as a young girl she carried on to complete a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ashland College, contributing to the creation of the school’s European exchange program along the way. Immediately upon graduation, she headed to Washington to pursue her lifelong political passions. She worked in several high level positions, culminating in the coordination of President Richard Nixon’s Inaugural, and the honor of becoming personal receptionist to Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew.
It was in the vice-president’s office that she met Elliott Sluhan. After their marriage on March 5, 1973, in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia, they began a new life together in Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Sluhan took pride in mentoring a progression of extraordinary young men. Over the years, Tom Wagner, Larry Johnson, Butch Funka, Paul and Brad Clark, Mike Koszycki, and Dan Jaurez offered exceptional service and life-long friendship.
Mr. Sluhan had long nurtured a dream to document the history of presidential flight on film. His collective talents combined with Mrs. Sluhan’s support, and Washington connections, led to the creation of “AirForce One: The Planes and the Presidents.” The documentary opened at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in 1984. It was the culmination of a decade of interviews, research and travel and lasting friendships, including former American presidents, dignitaries and countless members of the White House and Air Force One staff.
Mrs. Sluhan is survived by her son, John Sluhan; daughter, Sara Baer; son-in-law, David Baer; grandsons, Daniel Baer and Stephen Baer; brother, Lawrence Benes (Stacie Bonfields); sister-in-law, Sally (Joe) Wright and their children, Jessye (Larry Adams) Wright and Aaron Wright; brother-in-law, William (Carol) Sluhan and their children, Cpt. Diana Sluhan, Anne Sluhan, Elliot Baggs and Adam Baggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elliot, on February 25, 2008.
A Funeral Service was held Friday, March 2, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Maumee, followed by burial at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Broadway Street, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or The Ronald Reagan Library, c/o The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California 93065.


DR. JOHN HANNAN

Dr. John J. Hannan, 83, died February 22, 2012, at his home. He was born on September 2, 1928, in Luckey, Ohio, to Millard and Beatrice (Bringman) Hannan. He attended Troy-Luckey High School, where he enjoyed playing basketball. During his high school career, Coach Doyce Filiere, led the team to the county and district high school basketball championships.
“The Chief” was drafted into the Army, from 1950 to 1952, and stationed in Cape Cod as a military police officer.
He married Shirley Hagg on July 14, 1956.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he served as senior class president of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Mr. and Mrs. Hannan purchased the Toledo Veterinary Clinic in 1960. In addition to his downtown office, Dr. Hannan was a track vet at Raceway Park and serviced the horses for the Toledo Police Department. He then expanded his practice to the Sylvania area with the creation of Holly Farms Animal Care Center in 1983.
He was a 51-year member of St. Petri Evangelical Lutheran Church and a Toledo Rotarian for many years and enjoyed organizing their golfing events. He spent many mornings at the St. Luke’s rehab center. After his retirement, he also spent time enjoying the shores of Lake Erie.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Pam (John) Hannan-Hedges, Andrea (George) Ravelli, Jay (Amy) Hannan, Jayme (Todd) Bottke; grandchildren, Anthony, Hannah, Emilee and Georgie Ravelli, Tess, J. Rogan and Keegan Hannan, Kennedy and Blake Hedges and Fletcher Bottke; sister, Carol Volschow; brothers-in-law, Earl Hagg and Joe Overmyer. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Eleanor, Richard and Dee, Gene and Joanne Hannan and sister, Delores Overmyer.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, February 27, at St. Petri Evangelical Lutheran Church, Toledo, with the Rev. David Vinciguerra officiating. Burial was private in Troy Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Petri Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3120 South Byrne Road, Toledo, Ohio 43614, or Timberwolff Stables, 7435 Berridge Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.


LEONA ZIMMER

Leona Golbinec Zimmer died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Orchard Villa in Oregon. She was born on August 16, 1920, the fourth child of Anna and Joseph Golbinec. She graduated from Rossford High School and then from Bowling Green State University.
In 1942, she volunteered and served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot, a cadre of 1,173 women who ferried aircraft, tested the planes that had been damaged and then rebuilt, and trained male pilots. Though they were not considered to be in the military at the time, the WASPs were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service and contribution to the World War II effort.
After the WASPs disbanded, she returned to Rossford and taught at Eagle Point School. Her teaching career took her to California, Hawaii, and Venezuela. There she taught the children of families working for Texaco and met and married an engineer, William “Bill” Zimmer. They lived in Venezuela and Argentina until 1966, when Mr. Zimmer died unexpectedly.
Ms. Zimmer returned to Rossford and worked for the Lucas County Department of Vital Statistics until her retirement in the 1970s. As a retiree, she volunteered as a precinct worker on election days, at WGTE, and at the VA hospital. She was active in the American Legion and served as president of the auxiliary.
She enjoyed traveling to the biannual WASP conventions as well as to Australia, Japan, Europe, and to visit family and friends throughout the United States.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Cameron; sister-in-law, Barbara (Al) Golbinec; nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Albert Golbinec.
A prayer service was held Sunday, February 26, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio 43699.


FRANCES ARMBRUSTER

Frances Hope Armbruster, 80, of Perrysburg, died February 14, 2012, in her home. She was born in Toledo, to Clarence and Janice Slemp. She married Edwin (Buddy) Armbruster on September 29, 1951.
She graduated from Clay High School and attended secretarial school. She enjoyed being a housewife and worked as a retail manager following her husband’s death. She volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital and was a crossing guard for many years for Fort Meigs School.
She enjoyed old movies, reading mysteries, family gathers and going out to breakfast with her lifelong friends, Betty and Midge, on a weekly basis. She was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her children, Peggy (Greg) Sova, Ed (Bobby) Armbruster, Joy (Frank) Solomon, and Randy (Christine) Armbruster; grandchildren Brett (Desiree) Sova, Lauren Sova, Janiece Armbruster, Caroline Armbruster, Jonathan Solomon, Kevin Armbruster and Ryan Armbruster, and sister, Helen Cheatham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy; sisters, Mary and Betty, and brother, Clarence (Dewey).
A Rosary Service was held Friday, February 17, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Saturday, February 18, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. Rose Church or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


ELLEN UTHOFF CHAPMAN FREDERICKS

Ellen Fredericks, 99, of Perrysburg, died Friday, February 17, 2012, in her home. She was born in Perrysburg on June 27, 1912, to William and Martha (Kirkland) Uthoff. She lived in the same home in Perrysburg her entire life.
She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1930. Her sons, stepdaughter and most of her grandchildren also graduated from PHS. She first married Joel S. Chapman and later Sam Fredericks, who both preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fredericks worked for the Rossford Ordnance and the Toledo Scale Company as an executive secretary of engineering. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg and the Perrysburg Senior Center. She enjoyed playing bridge and participated with several bridge groups. She was also an avid reader, gardener and bird watcher. She played bingo and enjoyed bowling and going to casinos.
After retiring, she spent much time traveling to visit family. These trips took her all around the country, including Hawaii and Guam. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan at their sporting events.
She is survived by her sons, Joel W. (Mary Janet) Chapman of Austin, Texas, and Gary (Karen) Chapman of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Andrea (Brian) McDonald, David (Jen) Chapman, Andrew (Laura) Chapman and Dana Chapman; great-grandson Benjamin Chapman; and step granddaughters Cindy Brock and Peggy (Brock) Reiter. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elmo Uthoff, and stepdaughter Bev (Lynn) Brock.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, February 22, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 23, with the Rev. Barbara Esterly officiating. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg.


JOHN ZIEMAN

John Arthur Zieman, 70, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Liberty Nursing Center in Toledo. He was born August 30, 1941, in Toledo, to Arthur and Gladys (Schramm) Zieman and was a graduate of Perrysburg High School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and worked as a groundskeeper for the Horace and Grace Orser family until his retirement.
He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.
Mr. Zieman is survived by his cousins, and long-time friend, Richard Sullivan.
A graveside service will be held at Fort Meigs Cemetery on Thursday, February 23, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


JAMES BENNETT

James W. Bennett, 68, of Toledo, formerly of Perrysburg, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Regency Hospital. He was born to Leigh and Mary (Losi) Bennett in Meriden, Connecticut, on February 16, 1943. He married Mary Blackburn on October 10, 1988, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Mr. Bennett was employed at Cuno Manufacturing as a plant manager for more than 30 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.
He is survived by his sons, James, Robert and Michael Bennett, all of Connecticut, and Patrick Bennett of Toledo; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and sister, Janet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Blackburn) Bennett and his parents.
Visitation and a recitation of the Rosary was held Thursday, February 9, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, February 10, in St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was private.
Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or the family.


JOAN GILL

Joan Gill, 84, of Perrysburg, died on February 10, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on July 10, 1927, to Charles and Mary Reinangle in Pontiac, Illinois. She married Herbert Gill in Toledo, on January 27, 1951. She graduated from High School in Pontiac, Illinois, in 1945 and the University of Chicago in 1949.
She was an avid sailor and competed in sailboat races as #1 crew member with her husband in many races throughout the Great Lakes, winning several national championship titles. After retiring from sailing, she enjoyed cruising on the family powerboat with family and friends.
At her home in Perrysburg, she enjoyed horseback riding and raising llamas, alpacas, angora goats, dogs and exotic birds, and working in her vegetable and flower garden. Her son built her a greenhouse that provided her winter work of growing things.
Mrs. Gill is survived by her husband, Herbert; daughter, Dr. Leslie Gill, of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Marshall Gill of Ida, Michigan; grandchild, Milo Gill of Ida; sisters, Mary Jane Stangby of Shoreham, New York, and Janet Lawrence of Marietta, Georgia, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral services. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial tributes are suggested in the form of contributions to any animal humane society of the donor’s choice.


BARBARA OKOROWSKI

Barbara J. Okorowski, 79, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 12, 2012. She was born on November 23, 1932, in Toledo, to John and Virginia Okupiak Kaufman.
She was a graduate of Whitney High School. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital, retiring after approximately 25 years of service. She married Bill Okorowski on May 22, 1954. She enjoyed golfing, especially in Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee, with her husband and family, playing bingo, slots and taking trips to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Canada.
Mrs. Okorowski is survived by her husband of 57 years, William; children, Bill (Brenda) Okorowski, LuAnne (Chris) Trumbull, Roberta (Tina) Okorowski, Douglas (Deanna) Okorowski, Patricia (Randy) Ammerman; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and her sister, Betty Tatkowski. She was preceded in death by her son, David Randall.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, February 15, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16, beginning at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Rose Church.


HELEN ROBINSON

Helen R. (Placko) Robinson, 95, died February 6, 2012, at her home. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 21, 1916, to Michael and Katherine (Sopoci) Placko. She married Wendell Robinson on March 28, 1946, in Racine, Wisconsin.
Ms. Robinson attended First Baptist Church in Perrysburg, where she was active in the seniors group, the JOY club. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Tom) Wassenaar and Gretchen (Jim) Kollar; grandchildren, Brett Wassenaar, Kristen (Kirk) Nybakken, Beth (Josh) Warner, Matt (Rebekah) Kollar, Nate (Candy) Kollar and Dan (Amanda) Kollar; great-grandchildren, Eve and Jo Wassenaar, Kylie, Jaden, Alexa, Cayla, Tevin and Kenley Nybakken, Jonathan, Abbie and Hannah Warner, Abram, Sadie and Benjamin Kollar, and sister-in-law, Marion Placko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell, on March 21, 2002. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, February 20, at First Baptist Church, 590 West South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Woolum officiating. Burial will be private in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First Baptist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


DANIEL SIMON

Daniel J. Simon, 62, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, February 11, 2012. He was born in Toledo, on August 28, 1949, to Cyril and Mary (DeSandro) Simon. On November 8, 1969, he married Linda Momberg. He served in the U.S. National Guard from 1969 to 1975.
Mr. Simon worked as a commercial artist and photo retoucher. He also was a gifted photographer and an avid gardener who grew everything from tomatoes to raspberries. His prized vegetables were his garlic and hot peppers. Last year he grew the world’s hottest pepper, the Bhut Jolokia chili pepper, also known as the ghost pepper. He enjoyed spending time with his family, ministering to others, and vacationing in the Smoky Mountains.
Mr. Simon is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda; children, Renee (John) Hall, Amy (Jeremy) Murphy, Aaron (Anna) Simon, and Debby Simon; grandchildren, Jessica Hall, Orion Hall and Hannah Murphy; brothers and sisters, Mel (Stephanie) Simon, Sue (Bill) Hainen, Rick Simon, Jim Simon, Monica (David) Jones, Mike (Linda) Simon, Gary (Tammie) Simon, Diane (Tim) Hainen, Joe (Beckie) Simon, Maria (Bryan) Little, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Friends will be received today, February 15, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ron Shinkle officiating. Burial will follow in Wingston Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center, 441 Frazee Avenue, Suite A, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


KENNETH CANDA

Kenneth E. Canda, 75, of Perrysburg, died January 27, 2012, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Cleveland, to Eddie and Rita (Freeland) Canda. He worked as a property manager at the Teamsters Complex on Manley Road.
Mr. Canda is survived by his son, Daniel Canda of Perrysburg.
There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home.


MERLE PICKETT

Merle David Pickett, 71, of Perrysburg, died Monday, January 30, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on November 15, 1940, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Merle and Doris Pickett. He married Margaret Robitaille on June 5, 1980.
He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation for more than 31 years. He enjoyed cameras and photography as well as woodworking.
Mr. Pickett is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Michael Pickett of Toledo, Penny (Keith) Bumpus of Bowling Green, and Peggy Lesko of Covington, Kentucky; step-daughter, Barbara Bumpus of Bowling Green; stepchildren, Amy Pairseau, Christine Cramer and Ronald Jones; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, April Siek, and brother, Ronald Pickett.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Pemberville Union Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Zoar Lutheran Church.


BARBARA ROBERSON

Barbara Koerner Roberson, 76, of Rossford, died Thursday, February 2, 2012, in her home. She was born in Toledo, on December 19, 1935, to Koerner and Margaret (Moon) Leutz. She married Scott Roberson in Toledo on August 2, 1986.
Ms. Roberson was a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education, and later received her master’s degree in library science from the University of Michigan. She worked as a librarian for a total of 33 years, first with the University of Toledo Library, then at the Maumee Branch Library, where one of her favorite jobs was working and traveling on the bookmobile. She then worked for many years at Way Public Library in Perrysburg, where she retired. While at Way, she was instrumental in archiving early history in the local history department.
Her memberships included PERS, the Knit Wits, the Ohio Library Association, and the OhioReads literacy program.
She was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Toledo, where she was serving as librarian, and currently was in charge of the church archives.
She is survived by her daughters, Karin (Richard Alvarado) Bean of Perrysburg, and Kristin Johnson of Toledo; stepsons, Scott, Thomas and William “Fritz” Roberson; grandchildren, Jason Bean, Ocean and Evangalista Alvarado; brother, William Leutz of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; sisters, Margaret Swain of Clark Lake, Michigan and Elizabeth (Dean) Frazen of Round Lake, Michigan, and special friend and chaplain, Robert Rudolph. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott, on September 2, 2007.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, in the First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, with Chaplain Robert Rudolph officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial services will be private in Union Hill Cemetery in Bowling Green. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the First Unitarian Church, or to the Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter, 32 Hillwyck Drive, Toledo.


JOHN SPITZER

John Brumback Spitzer, died November 18, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo on March 6, 1918, the youngest of Lyman Spitzer Sr. and Blanche Brumback Spitzer’s four children.
The family traveled extensively and stayed for a year at a time in both France and Italy, where the children were enrolled in school. At age 7, he was placed in a French school with no knowledge of the language. He soon learned to speak French, a skill he retained the rest of his life. After a year in France, the next two trips abroad were spent in Rome and Florence, where he was again placed in local schools.
Mr. Spitzer attended Scott High School, leaving after his junior year to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he graduated with high honors in 1935. He attended Yale, again graduating with honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 1939. After college, he enrolled at Yale Law School and completed his first year before enlisting in the Ohio National Guard and being called up for active duty.
That same year he became engaged to Lucy Jane Ohlinger. They married in 1941 and moved first to Mississippi and then to Fort Benning, Georgia where Mr. Spitzer attended Officer Candidate School and became a member of the U.S. Infantry. They lived at the camp for several years, where their first child, John Jr., was born. After a stint helping to train Army paratroopers, he became part of Army Intelligence at the Pentagon, where he reviewed and decoded Japanese shipping messages. While in Washington, Major Spitzer and Lucy became the parents of their second child, Mary Helen (Molly).
In 1945 Mr. Spitzer, now a civilian, returned to Yale to complete his law school. Upon graduating, again with high honors, he served as clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed.
Mr. and Mrs. Spitzer returned to Toledo in 1948, and he became associated with the law firm Marshall Melhorn. He practiced primarily in the corporate department, specializing in antitrust law for various Toledo-based international corporations, retiring as a partner in 1986. He continued practicing law from his office in the Spitzer Building until last year.
Mr. and Mrs. Spitzer lived in Ottawa Hills and welcomed two more children to the family, Lyman and Lorry.
Mr. Spitzer ensured that the family traveled extensively in Europe and in the United States. Ski trips were abundant. A favorite destination for the family was northern Michigan.
After the death of his wife, Lucy, in 1971, Mr. Spitzer married Vondah Thornbury. He and his enlarged family settled in Perrysburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Spitzer enjoyed attending many social and cultural events and traveling. They enjoyed many trips with friends and family and two of their favorite destinations were Mexico and Sanibel Island, Florida. Vondah died in 2001.
He became a member of the Board of the Toledo Symphony in 1948 and in 2011 celebrated his 64th year as a trustee. Over the years, he served as president, vice president, and secretary and was currently serving as a member of the Endowment Fund Trustees.
Mr. Spitzer was president of the Spitzer Building Company.
He is survived by his children, John Spitzer Jr. (Crystal Gray) of Boulder, Colorado, Molly Spitzer Frost (Edmund) of Washington, D.C., Adelbert Lorenzo III “Lorry” (Diane Young) of Boston, Massachusetts; daughter-in-law, Patrice Casey Spitzer of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Nicholas Spitzer of Boulder, Christopher Spitzer of Gunnison, Colorado, Julia Nerbonne (Brian) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Elizabeth Frost (Martha Hotchkiss) of Minneapolis, Edmund Jr. of Twin Oaks, Virginia, Luette Frost (Todd Grayson) of Alamosa, Colorado, Lyman “Casey” Spitzer of Perrysburg, Allison Spitzer of Washington, D.C., Garrett Spitzer of New York City, Carey Spitzer of Boston, Massachusetts, Reid Spitzer of Boston; great-grandchildren, Lucas Nerbonne, Clara Nerbonne and Finn Grayson; stepchildren, Vondah Thornbury Vanderhorst (Bob Friedman), Barbara Thornbury Stannard, Elizabeth Thornbury, and step-grandchildren, Anne Vanderhorst, Richard Gale, Richard Thornbury, Stephen Thornbury and Caroline Thornbury; nieces and nephews, and special friend, Marilynn Willey. He also was preceded in death by his son, Lyman Spitzer; brother, Lyman Spitzer Jr.; sisters, Lydia Rheinfrank and Luette Close Eaton, and stepson, James Thornbury.
A celebration of life service will be held at The First Congregational Church, Collingwood and Virginia in the Old West End, on Saturday, February 11, at 11 a.m. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., P. O. Box 407, Toledo, Ohio 43697; The First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43620 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


MICHAEL SLOWINSKI

Michael A. Slowinski, 53, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo, on April 21, 1958, to Frank and Marlene (Hudzinski) Slowinski. He married Deborah Partin on October 26, 1979.
Mr. Slowinski owned and operated Mike Slowin-ski Trucking and Excavating for the past 30 years. He enjoyed drag racing, building and racing cars, car shows and auctions as well as snowmobiling.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debbie Slowinski; son, Brock (Kate Koprowski) Slowinski; parents, Frank and Marlene Slowinski; twin brother, Mark (Mary) Slowinski; sister, Kim (Tom) Weisbrod and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends were received on Sunday, February 5, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

 


CAROL BROWN

Carol Ann Brown, 71, of Perrysburg, died January 27, 2012, in her home. She was born in Toledo, on March 1, 1940, to William Gifford and Doris (Knitz) McMorgan.
She and her husband Pete owned and operated Network Video for many years. She was an avid tennis fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Daniel. She also enjoyed fishing, boating and sunning at the pool while visiting with her friends.
Ms. Brown is survived by her sons, Edward (Kathleen) Brown, Daniel (Libbie) Brown; daughter, Cheri Sullivan; grandson, Daniel, and brothers, Gene (Mary) McMorgan and Rich McMorgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Brown; grandchildren, Michael and Megan Brown; daughter in-law, Susan (Schimming) Brown; sister June Feller; brother in-law, Gene Feller, and sister in-law, Irene McMorgan
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Village at River Place Condominium Clubhouse, 12095 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.


CHERYL CHESNEY-WALKER

Cheryl Lynn Chesney-Walker, died January 23, 2012, in Powahatan, Virginia. Born January 15, 1960, in Perrysburg, she was a 1978 graduate of Perrysburg High School. She went on to pursue a teaching degree from Bowling Green State University in 1982. She achieved her master’s degree in education in 1994 from the University of Toledo.
She worked for several years in the Springfield Local District in the special education department. She went on to work for the University of Toledo Medical College, Washtenaw Community College, and Terra State Community College until 2004, when she left Ohio for Virginia to take a position at the Virginia Commonwealth University as executive director of student services and students with special needs.
She enjoyed fishing and karaoke with her husband, making candles and taking trips to the beach. She also enjoyed volunteering her time tutoring and teaching children.
She is survived by her husband, Shawn Walker; son, Nicholas (Kasey Abrams) Karafa; daughter, Morgan (William) Jones; sisters, Cynthia (Fred) Hille, Michele (Walt) VanDromme; brother, David (Julie) Chesney; aunt, Jane Parsons, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Carol Chesney.
A Celebration of Life was held January 29, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. A funeral service was held at the same funeral home on January 30, followed by a private burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital Hospitality House of 612 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or to The Massey Cancer Center at the Virginia Medical Center, P.O. Box 843042, Richmond, Virginia 23284.


JOHN FLETCHER

John Fletcher, 53, of Perrysburg, died as the result of an accident while on the job on the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. He was born on Thanksgiving day in 1958, in Norwalk, Ohio, to Forest and Jeanne Fletcher. He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and Bowling Green State University. Mr. Fletcher worked at the Ohio Turnpike Commission as an assistant foreman, where he had been employed for almost 30 years. He also worked for National Family Opinion in Northwood, Ohio, and Hershey Food Corporation.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and looked forward to the long family vacations taken every year. He also enjoyed trains and was interested in history.
Mr. Fletcher is survived by his wife, Amy; children, Christopher, Lorna and Katie, and brothers, David Fletcher of Euclid, Ohio, and Jim (Pam) Fletcher. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 28, at Grace United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dennis Ditto officiating. Burial was private. The Ohio Turnpike Commission and State Highway Patrol provided a private escort for the family to Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the F. John Fletcher Children’s Fund at any Key Bank.


ALVENA KOHL

Alvena I. Kohl, 91, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Otterbein of Perrysburg. She was born on June 7, 1920, in Henry County, Ohio, to William and Mary (Bohn) Grau. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1939. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg since 1957. Ms. Kohl was an avid bridge player. She also enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Julie) Kohl of Hillsboro, Oregon, Jack Kohl of Toledo, and Mary Dukes of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Zachary Kohl and Libby Dukes; step-granddaughters, Jenny (Mark) Piscitelli and Katy (Jeremy) Reedal, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Meghan Kohl; sisters, Mildred, Laura, and twin sister, Alvera, and brother, Elmer.
Friends and family will be received today, February 1, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., with Chaplain Chris Roper officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


RICHARD LIEDIGK

Richard W. Liedigk, 80, of Perrysburg, died January 1, 2012, at his home. The son of Dorothy and Paul Liedigk, he was born December 12, 1931. He retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford in 1980. He served in the Army in the Korean War as a medic, from 1952 to 1954, Third Infantry Division, where he received the Bronze Star.
He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Lions and Tigers, and was a longtime amateur radio operator. KC8FX (silent key).
Mr. Liedigk is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth; son, Jeff; daughter, Marsha Kulish (Barton); and grandchildren, McKenna and Maddison, and brothers Don and Paul Liedigk. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert.
A private memorial service was held.


NICHOLAUS SMITH JR.

Nicholaus “Nick” Cleon Smith Jr., 64, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo on November 26, 1947, to Maeola (Oates) and Nicholaus Smith Sr. and was a 1965 graduate of Rossford High School.
During his high school years, Mr. Smith began his career in the lawn and garden retail business with McBride Equipment, which he later co-owned with his father. He attended Penta Tech and Owens Community College, where he studied computer programming.
During the mid-1980s, McBride Equipment was named the largest Simplicity Dealer in the United States and was a successful dealership for Arctic Cat Snowmobiles and Stihl Equipment. In 2001, Mr. Smith closed the business due to his struggle with multiple sclerosis.
He married Sharon Henry on November 6, 1970.
He was a member of Saddles & Surreys 4H Club and the Maumee Valley Thunderbird Club and was an avid Ohio State University and Rossford Bulldogs sports fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, snowmobiling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Heather (Mark) Nissen and Holly (Chris) Kiefer; grandchildren, Lauren and Austen Nissen and Claire and Cole Kiefer, all of Perrysburg Township; mother, Maeola Smith of Perrysburg; mother-in-law, Betty Henry; sisters-in-law, Cindy (Dave) Kistner and Lisa (John) Evans, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, February 1, after 10 a.m., at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537 and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


JOYCE WELLING

Joyce Welling, 61, of Swanton Ohio, died January 27, 2012, in her home. She was born to Robert and Helen Heckler on February 4, 1950, in Toledo. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1968 and went on to study fine art and Native American studies at Bowling Green State University; it was at BGSU where she discovered her lifelong passion as an artist of hot glass, mosaics and jewelry.
She lived the last decade of her life with her partner John Pioterek. Together they enjoyed gardening, enjoying the natural world, cooking and enjoying the company of their pets.
Ms. Welling was a small business owner and real-estate agent. She owned Fitzpatrick Tavern, Star Graphics Inc., and Mother Hubbard's Kitchen Cubbard. She was an active volunteer for the Wood County Genealogical Society, Black Swamp Blues Society, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and charities that supported the Old South End community of Toledo.
She is survived by her son, Cody Welling of Bloomington, Illinois; daughter, Nicole Welling of Austin, Texas; sister, Nancy Sloan of Perrysburg; niece, Phoebe Sloan; nephew, Nate Sloan; great-niece and great-nephew, Zoe and Owen Sloan, and partner, John Pioterek.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 30, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wood County Humane Society.




ALICE WIESENBERG

Alice (Richardson) Wiesenberg, 79, died January 24, 2012. She was born in her family’s home in Struthers, Ohio, on March 28, 1932. She moved to Toledo with her parents in 1948, and was a 1950 graduate of Scott High School.
She married Robert Wiesenberg on May 1, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Toledo. Mrs. Wiesenberg was employed at the Ohio Bell Telephone Company for more than 20 years, retiring in 1987 from the Business Service Center at Ameritech.
She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg and for many years was in charge of the Nursery Roll. She was active in Driver’s for Senior Citizens and a volunteer for Lutheran Social Services.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (Laurie) Wiesenberg of Johns Creek, Georgia, Keith (Kathryn) Wiesenberg of Cincinnati, Ohio, Todd (Elizabeth) Wiesenberg of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Robert, John, Corey (Alan) Longenecker, Elizabeth, Michael, David, Mary Katherine, Allison and Conner; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Marissa; brother, Richard (Judy) Richardson of Apex, North Carolina, and nieces, Heather Shea and Jennifer Richardson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on November 18, 2001.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 29, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A memorial service was held Monday, January 30, at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mission for Vision and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ELEANOR HAYWARD

Eleanor Milne (Williams) Hayward, 89, formerly of Perrysburg, died January 20, 2012, in Chatham, Massachusetts. Born in Monroe, North Carolina, she was educated at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, moving to Massachusetts after marrying Ralph Hayward in 1946.
The couple moved to Perrysburg in 1964 and returned to Massachusetts after retiring in 1979. During her years in Perrysburg, Mrs. Hayward volunteered in the public schools, helping organize special events and creating costumes for operettas presented by students at Elm Street (now Toth) Elementary School. She was a volunteer with the blood donor program of the American Red Cross in Toledo and at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, and was an avid golfer.
In retirement, she and her husband co-founded the Harwich Conservation Trust in Harwich, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Hayward is survived by her children, Sally (Louis) Urbano of Laguna Niguel, California; Donald (Mary Jane) Hayward of Waterville, Ohio; Sue (Thomas) Banchich of Tonawanda, New York, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Burial will be private.


 

Memorial service for Patricia
Beechler Guest

A memorial service for Patricia Beechler Guest, who died November 24, 2011, will be held Friday, January 20.
The service will begin at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street.
Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home.


ALICE HUMMEL

Alice Joy Hummel died Wednesday, January 4, 2012. She was born April 15, 1926, in Waterville, Ohio, to Lawrence and Ruth Sutton. The oldest of three sisters, she was raised a "farm girl" where she learned the value of hard work, to love the land and the Maumee River.
She graduated from Tontogany High School, where she was very active and voted "The Most Likely to Succeed." She began her teaching career at Liberty High on a provisional certificate during World War II. She married John Hummel in December 1951. While raising three children, Mrs. Hummel returned to college and received a bachelor of science degree in education at Bowling Green State University. She taught at Union and Fort Miami in Maumee and Rossford, eventually retiring from Glenwood Elementary School.
A talented musician, she enjoyed playing piano but the family band needed a drummer, so she taught herself to play the drums. The "Carole Sutton Band" performed for many years at high schools, weddings and American Legions.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was an elder, and a "Stephens Minister."
In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild, traveling, playing piano, going to church, walking and taking rides along the river. She began each day reading her "daily devotional."
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John.
She is survived by her sons, Jon (Martha) Hummel of Perrysburg and David (Deb) Hummel of Shiloh, Illinois; daughter, Joy (David) Dunnie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Nancy, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mary, Austin and Lindsay; great-granddaughter, Brooke; sisters, Marion Trettin of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Carole Gutierrez of Houston, Texas.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Eleanor Jennings Adult Family Home or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


GEOFFREY WELLS

Geoffrey Alan Wells, 64, of Waterville, died Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was born on February 27, 1947, to Roland and Dorothy Wells. He earned his degree in mortuary science, magna cum laude, from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1969. For more than 30 years, he owned and operated the Wells Funeral Home in Waterville, Ohio.
Although Mr. Wells was widely known as a funeral director and embalmer, he also utilized his talents far beyond the traditional funeral services realm. He was a member of DMORT Region V when he was deployed to Louisiana to aid victims and their families during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Changing with the Seasons of Our Life" is a book he wrote to help people understand and cope with the loss of a loved one. He also was a member of numerous professional organizations and affiliations.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching scientific investigation shows on television, watching movies, fishing, writing, do-it-yourself home remodeling, and most of all, his train collection. He created one of the largest "HO" Scale Model Railroad collections in northwest Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Michele; daughter, Laura Neal; sons, Steve (Sara) Wells, David (Andrea) Wells, Geoffrey (Amanda) Wells and Robert (Aubrey) Wells; step-daughters, Tara (Brian) Morrissey and Erin Stuckey; grandchildren, Zachary, Tayler, Brandon Wells and Christopher Neal; sisters, Kathryn (Ronald) Covrett and Marsha (Michael) Selders. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Wells' life were held January 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville. Interment was in Wakeman Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Wells Funeral Home, Waterville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family to help offset medical expenses.


Memorial services for R. Kleeberger
set for January 14

Ralph R. Kleeberger, 85, a lifelong Perrysburg resident, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
Friends will be received at the First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, after 10 a.m., on Saturday, January 14, 2012, where Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Gary Rode.
Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.


RUTH GILDERS

Ruth Loretta Gilders, 94, died December 24, 2011, in Bowling Green.
She was born on July 5, 1917, in Perrysburg Township to Charles and Daisy (Marriott) Wygant. On October 22, 1937, she married William Gilders in the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg. Mrs. Gilders was a graduate of Perrysburg High School and the Bowling Green School of Nursing. She worked as a practical nurse for the Arbors in Waterville and Lake Park in Sylvania.
Mrs. Gilders was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She was past president of the churchÕs WomanÕs Society, a former MYF leader, a member of the Wood County Historical and Genealogical Society, First Families of Wood County, and First Families of Ohio. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, was interested in antiques, and was an accomplished quilter.
She is survived by her children Judith (Jeffrey) McKnight, William (Susan Welsh) Gilders, Susan (Peter) Deist; granddaughter Jenna (Timothy) Winters; grandson Todd (Shannon Kitchen) Brown; great-grandchildren Taylor Mc-Knight, Bailey (Walter) Myers, Timothy McKnight, Blaize McKnight, and Kestrel, Chayton and Cooper Winters; great-great-grandsons Gage William, Riley Robert and James Myers, and great-great-granddaughter Emily Ruth; sister Letty (Lawrence) Schwind; and sister-in-law Thelma (Charles) Wygant. She was preceded in death by her husband, granddaughter Jana McKnight Caldwell, and five brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held December 29, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial was private at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.


DOUG WHALEN

Doug Whalen, 58, of Perrysburg, died December 28, 2011. He was born on June 9, 1953, in Queens, New York, to Mary Jane and Raymond Whalen. He was a dedicated family man, an avid Harley Davidson rider and a diehard New York Giants football fan.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Anthony; mother, Mary Jane; sister, Patricia (Donald) Gibson; and nephews Kevin and Sean of Syracuse, New York.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Debra and father, Raymond.
A memorial service was held December 30, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


ROY BLACK

Roy W. Black, 57, of Danville, Ohio, died Friday, December 9, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on April 15, 1954, in Lucas County, to Carl and Eugene (Bruce) Black.
He worked in the service department at Cal Hans Ford Dealership in Loudonville, Ohio. He enjoyed building dioramas, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling with his wife, Dixie.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Dixie (Clay) Black; sons, Gary Black and Robert (Angie) Black of Mount Vernon, Carl Black of Perrysville; daughter, Jeanette Maybrier of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, and brother, Gary (Joyce) Black of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Crystal Maybrier; brother, Carl Black, and an infant brother.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 13, at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, Ohio, with the Rev. Donald Matolyak officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


VIVIAN DAUER

Vivian M. (Stevens) Dauer, 88, formerly of Toledo, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, in The Manor at Perrysburg. She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on April 14, 1923, to William Gaylord and Della (Blankenship) Stevens and was married to Harry Dauer.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Sue) Dauer of Perrysburg, Richard (Bonnie) Dauer of Killeen, Texas, and David (Liz) Dauer of Toledo; grandchildren, Duane (Patrice) Dauer, Scott Dauer, Anglia (Bart) Bass, Valerie (Barry) Henshaw, Ronda Dauer and Jamie (Tom) Brion, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, on April 23, 1997.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to The Manor at Perrysburg Activities Fund, 250 Manor Drive, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


KATHERINE AARTHUN

Former longtime Perrysburg resident Katherine Treu Aarthun, 89, died at her home in Severn, Maryland, on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
She lived in Perrysburg's Crandenbrook neighborhood when it was newly built, and was a stay-at-home mother, raising four children who all attended Perrysburg schools.
She was an avid supporter of the local Perrysburg community, volunteering at local hospitals, attending many of the athletic and school events in town, and singing in the choir at Perrysburg First Methodist Church.
She was especially fond of the small-town atmosphere of Perrysburg.
She was born on June 18, 1921, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and graduated from Hamlin University in St. Paul. She married Jergen Aarthun during World War II and lived in California, Minnesota and North Dakota, briefly, before settling down in Perrysburg to raise a family.
In later years, she lived in Sarasota, Florida, Houston, Texas, and Severn, Maryland.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jergen; daughters, Julie Black of Severn, Maryland, and Jane Pifer of Laguna Beach, California; sons, Steven Aarthun of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Jeffrey Aarthun of Park City, Utah; grandchildren, Amy (Black) Winkelman, Andrew Black, Kathryn Black, Stefanie Aarthun and Sarah Aarthun, and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 18, at St. PaulÕs Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Memorial donations may be made to the church at 308 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061.


ROY BLACK

Roy W. Black, 57, of Danville, Ohio, died Friday, December 9, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on April 15, 1954, in Lucas County, to Carl and Eugene (Bruce) Black.
He worked in the service department at Cal Hans Ford Dealership in Loudonville, Ohio. He enjoyed building dioramas, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling with his wife, Dixie.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Dixie (Clay) Black; sons, Gary Black and Robert (Angie) Black of Mount Vernon, Carl Black of Perrysville; daughter, Jeanette Maybrier of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, and brother, Gary (Joyce) Black of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Crystal Maybrier; brother, Carl Black, and an infant brother.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 13, at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, Ohio, with the Rev. Donald Matolyak officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


PHYLLIS CARL

Phyllis A. Carl, 71, of Walbridge, died Monday, December 12, 2011, in Toledo Hospital. She was born on April 3, 1940, in Perrysburg, to Charles and Merle (Wohlgamuth) King. On August 3, 2007, she married Charles Carl in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Anita (Stewart) Dreier, Joe (Steve) Limmer, Kelly Dille, Kimberly (Herbert) Bowman, Ginger (Jerrold) Behr, Timothy (Helen) Limmer, Nancy (Wayne) Lawson and William Limmer; stepchildren, Charles (Becky) Carl, Thomas Carl, Monica Fotte and Trisha Carl; 26 grandchildren, including grandson Stewart Dreier Jr; 18 great-grandchildren, and sisters, Loretta (Sam) Skahill, Jackie (Albert) White and Patsy Schram. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Carl; brothers, Raymond, Jerry, and Thomas King; and sister, Helen Madjiwita.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17, in the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.


HENRY FREDERICK

Henry "Red" E. Frederick, 94, formerly of Rossford, died Friday, December 16, 2011, at The Waterford at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. He was born on March 6, 1917, to Lillian and Elbert Frederick in Toledo.
He graduated from Waite High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy as a CPO during World War II. On June 7, 1952, he married Kathryn Long.
Mr. Frederick opened and operated RedÕs Radio Repair in east Toledo, where he served the community for more than 50 years. He was a lifelong member of First Alliance Church. Upon retirement, he enjoyed continuing to tinker in his shop, completing puzzles, and was an avid gardener.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; daughters, Carol (Mike) Cameron of Perrysburg and Julie (Harold) Elvey of Oregon; grandchildren, Elaine (Brett) Unzicker of Athens, Georgia, and Kurtis (Tracee) Elvey of Raleigh, North Carolina, and brother, Larry (Vi) Frederick of Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his son, Henry Jr., and grandson, Elliot.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Keith Sholl officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital


THOMAS HETMAN JR.

Thomas Hetman Jr., 81, of Leesburg, Florida, died December 17, 2011, at his home. He was born on October 21, 1930, in Sylvania, Ohio. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in 1952 and remained a lifetime fan of Michigan athletics.
He served in the Air Force and attained the rank of staff sergeant, and worked as a mechanical engineer at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Toledo for 32 years.
He was an avid golfer and league bowler, and enjoyed sports, traveling, and the company of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ginni (Hower) of Toledo; children, Jan (William) Bartoszek of Richmond, Virginia, Jay Hetman of Bowling Green, Ohio, Jon Hetman (Craig Bostick) of Boston, Massachusetts, Sarah Hetman of Leesburg, and grandchildren, Clay and Caitlin Bartoszek.
Private services will be held. Arrangements were made by the Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg.
Contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice of Lake County.


RALPH KLEEBERGER

Ralph R. Kleeberger, 85, a lifelong Perrysburg resident, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at UTMC. He was born in Perrysburg on April 1, 1926, to Frank and Addie (Shipman) Kleeberger. He married Lee Anne Booth on September 22, 1951.
Mr. Kleeberger graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1946 after having served in the U.S. Navy on a PT boat in the South Pacific during World War II. He then went to The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, and also worked for the Perrysburg Police Department as a dispatcher before graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1951. In 1968, he received his master of education degree. He was a guidance counselor at Northwood Schools for 30 years, where he also was the advisor to Student Council and Key Club.
He was a lifelong member of Perrysburg First United Methodist Church, serving on a number of different committees. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge #123, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo and Zenobia Shrine, where he drove patients to the Chicago Shriner Hospital. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the Perrysburg Historical Society, and a former member of the Wood County Mental Health Board. His many varied interests included the Toledo Area Sculptors Guild, where he sculpted and dedicated a statue to the children of Perrysburg called "The Old Town Pump." He also published a book about growing up in Perrysburg titled "Tracks Along the River Bank." He and his family enjoyed boating, fishing and scuba diving in northern Michigan, where they also enjoyed winter sports. He and his wife enjoyed traveling all over the world.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Anne; son, Steven (Cindy) Kleeberger of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; daughters, Kathy (Kevin) Burkey of Toledo, and Kristy (Mark) McKibbin of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Erin, Mary, Mike, Cameron, Kyle, Nicholas and Lynnette; great-grandsons, David and Jacob; sister, Adelyn Marshall of Granville, Ohio; nephews, David (Diane) and Kent (Gwen) Kleeberger, Rick Hanna, and niece, Lyn Hanna. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Kleeberger.
Friends will be received at the First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, after 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, where memorial services will be at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Gary Rode. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
The family suggests memorials to either a fund to purchase benches at "the Old Town Pump" c/o Fifth Third Bank or donations to First United Methodist Church.


SUZANNE LANGE

Suzanne E. Lange, 42, of Northwood, Ohio, died Friday, December 16, 2011.
She is survived by her siblings, Teresa (Lawrence) MacKenzie, Thomas (Betty) Lange, Richard (Peggy) Lange, Patricia (Thomas) Haley, Frederick (Jana) Lange, and Joseph (Nancy) Lange, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral services were private. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.


ESTELLE PROCOS

Estelle Procos, 93, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, died December 4, 2011.
She was born in Lock Haven on November 15, 1918, to John and Georgia (Georgetson) Treires, who had emigrated from Greece. She graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1937, and the Pennsylvania State Beauty School in 1938.
In 1939, she had an arranged marriage to Peter Procos, who also had emigrated from Greece. The couple owned and operated The Sandwich Shop in downtown Lock Haven for 41 years until they sold the business in 1980. Mrs. Procos continued working at nearby Regal and Blum Jewelers until she retired in 1991 at the age of 74.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Lock Haven, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She moved to Perrysburg in 1997, and in 2009 she became a permanent resident at Heartland of Perrysburg.
Ms. Procos is survived by her daughter, Joanne Meier of Perrysburg; son, Yanni Procos of Hollidays, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Wendy (Jeff) King, Christy (Erik) Ferm, Ashley (Benje) Daneman, Tara (Eric) White, and Adam Meier; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Morgan, Nicholas, Sulia, Samantha, Kassaundra, Elise, Liam, and Rivi Estelle, and sister, Cannella (Nellie) Paras of Lock Haven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in 1986. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. George Treires of Lock Haven, in 1999.
Services were held at Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society or to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


JOYCE SARVER

Joyce Jean Jimison Odeneal Sarver, of Perrysburg, and Little Torch Key, Florida, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Florida. She was born May 12, 1935, in Rudolph, Ohio, to Kenneth and Evelyn (Lindquist) Jimison, the eldest of their three children.
She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1953. She married Edward Odeneal in 1954, with whom she had three daughters. She was very active in her daughters' lives, making their clothes, volunteering as "home room" mom, and ferrying them back and forth to town for play dates and school events. She also volunteered for several years with the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, working mainly in the gift shop. She was also an avid bowler, participating in both the ladies leagues and the Ma and Pa leagues at the Everglades Bowling Alley on Route 25 in Perrysburg. For a time, she owned and operated a cross-stitch shop in Perrysburg called Needleworx.
In reconnecting with high school friends, she met and married Richard Sarver, of Perrysburg, on August 8, 1990. They traveled extensively, including cruises to the Hawaiian Islands, the Nile River in Egypt, Mexico, and Alaska. For more than 20 years, Mr. and Mrs. Sarver drove up and down I-75 almost every two months between their two homes to spend time with family at both ends of the Interstate.
Mrs. Sarver is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Robin (Chip) Holst of Temperance, Michigan, Jayne Odeneal of Waterville, Ohio, and Lynda (Dave) Parks of Perrysburg; stepchildren, Stephanie (Walt) BuBoltz of Ruston, Lousiana, Tammy Roberts of Big Pine Key, Florida, and Richard (Laura) Sarver Jr. of Key West; grandchildren, Andy Holst, Ian Hayward, Nicholas Hayward, Taylor Parks, Allyson Parks, Samantha Boot, David Miller Jr, Jeffrey Boseman Jr, Mikaylyn Roberts, Emily Roberts, and James Sarver, and siblings, Donna Waldo of Fallon, Nevada, and Charles Jimison Jr. of Glennellon, Florida.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 19, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, Northwestern Office, P.O. Box 140512, Toledo, OH 43614.


JOHN SPITZER

John Brumback Spitzer, 93, died Friday, November 18, 20111, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
He was born in Toledo on March 6, 1918, to Blanche and Lyman Spitzer Sr. His father built the Spitzer Paper Box Co. into a major industry and managed two major office buildings in downtown Toledo, the National Bank Building and the Spitzer Building, named for his father, A.L. Spitzer, who died in 1979. His mother, who died in 1956, was the daughter of Orville S. Brumback, ToledoÕs oldest practicing attorney before his death in 1941 at age 86.
As a child Mr. Spitzer, along with his parents and three siblings, traveled to Europe and for three years, the children lived and studied in foreign countries. In 1927, the family moved to Paris. They spent the next two years in Rome and Florence.
Mr. Spitzer attended Scott High School and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1939 from Yale University, where he studied mathematics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1940, Mr. Spitzer enlisted in the Ohio National Guard and, the following year, he married Lucy Ohlinger. In 1941, the couple moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with the National Guard. In 1942, they moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he entered Officer Candidate School.
Mr. Spitzer later was part of an Army intelligence unit at the Pentagon, where he was responsible for reviewing and decoding Japanese shipping and naval messages. In 1945, he was honorably discharged from the military and began his studies at Yale Law School. For a year, Mr. Spitzer worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court under Justice Stanley Reed.
In 1948, Mr. Spitzer, an antitrust attorney, joined the Toledo law firm then known as Marshall, Melhorn, Wall & Bloch. Also that year, Mr. Spitzer began his 60-year tenure as a member of the Toledo Symphony's board of directors. Mr. Spitzer was president of the Spitzer Paper Box Co., before it was sold by the family to the Rockford Paper Mills Inc. in 1964.
Mr. Spitzer is survived by his sons, John Spitzer Jr., and Adelbert Lorenzo "Lorry" Spitzer, and daughter, Molly Frost; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy, in 1971; his second wife, Vondah (Thornbury), in 2001, and his son, Lyman Spitzer, in January 2011.
The family suggests tributes be in the form of contributions to the Toledo Symphony or the First Congregational Church.


 

ESTELLE PROCOS

Estelle Procos, 93, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, died December 4, 2011.
She was born in Lock Haven on November 15, 1918, to John and Georgia (Georgetson) Treires, who had emigrated from Greece. She graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1937, and the Pennsylvania State Beauty School in 1938.
In 1939, she had an arranged marriage to Peter Procos, who also had emigrated from Greece. The couple owned and operated The Sandwich Shop in downtown Lock Haven for 41 years until they sold the business in 1980. Mrs. Procos continued working at nearby Regal and Blum Jewelers until she retired in 1991 at the age of 74.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Lock Haven, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She moved to Perrysburg in 1997, and in 2009 she became a permanent resident at Heartland of Perrysburg.
Ms. Procos is survived by her daughter, Joanne Meier of Perrysburg; son, Yanni Procos of Hollidays, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Wendy (Jeff) King, Christy (Erik) Ferm, Ashley (Benje) Daneman, Tara (Eric) White, and Adam Meier; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Morgan, Nicholas, Sulia, Samantha, Kassaundra, Elise, Liam, and Rivi Estelle, and sister, Cannella (Nellie) Paras of Lock Haven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in 1986.
Services were held at Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society or to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


LESTER WILSON

Lester M. Wilson, 87, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Manor at Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, on January 12, 1924, to Jacob and Iva (Greeno) Wilson. He married Maxine Reese in Findlay, Ohio, on September 12, 1942. Mr. Wilson was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and worked as a truck driver for E. Brooke Matlack.
He is survived by his sons, Marvin Wilson of Virginia, and William Wilson of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Peter (Lori) Wilson, Benjamin (Christie) Wilson, Kathryn "Katie" (Mark) Stabrawa, Kristin (Brad) Jaynes and Kellyn Wilson; five great-grandchildren, Olivia Beaudreault, Reese, Kale, Tate and Tucker Wilson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine.
Private family services were held. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, c\o donorservices @woundedwarriorproject
.org.


 

PERRY CREED

Perry Maynard Creed, 77, of Perrysburg, died November 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on June 19, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio, to Orley and Mary Creed. He married Gladys Pridemore in Columbus, on October 14, 1955.
Mr. Creed was an operations manager for AT&T for more than 37 years before retiring in 1989. He enjoyed fishing, as well as golfing and watching sports.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Creed; children, Perry (Jackie) Creed, Robert (Debra) Creed, Sandra (Thomas) Hause and Judith (Brian) Smith; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and brother, Donald (Nancy) Creed. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kathryn.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 3, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.


 

PATRICIA BEECHLER GUEST

Patricia Beechler Guest died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at Promedica Hospice of Sylvania.
She was born in St. John's, Michigan, in 1925. She and her two brothers grew up in Charlotte, Michigan. Their parents, Ethel and Cassius Beechler, town mayor, owned and operated several businesses, including a candy shop, two theatres, and a drive-in. Ms. Guest enjoyed being in the projectionist room with her father, and even until her last days loved going to "the show."
At Frances Shimer Junior College for Young Women in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Ms. Guest was elected Queen of the May in 1944, was Phi Beta Kappa, and also editor of the yearbook. After transferring to Michigan State University, she joined Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and majored in Speech. She met Second Lieutenant Army Air Corps Navigator James Floyd Guest on a blind date in May 1946, and they married in October of that same year. Prominent in many stage productions at MSU, Ms. Guest played a role in an off-Broadway production in New York City before giving up a brief stage acting stint to marry James Guest. The Guests moved from Jackson, Michigan, to the Toledo area, had four daughters, and settled on West Front Street in Perrysburg in 1958.
During that time, Ms. Guest was active with the Toledo Women's District Golf Association for more than 50 years, the Highland Meadows Golf Club, Gamma Phi Beta Association, and United Way. Her activities ranged from Girl Scout Leader to community outreach support for the Toledo Mental Health Association. She played tennis at the Carranor Club, and was a member of several bridge clubs, garden clubs and gourmet clubs. She bragged about belonging to "Hookers," a ladies' group that gathered to hook rugs, needlepoint, knit and to lunch.
She also enjoyed golfing, sewing skirts and dresses for her daughters, and developed professional monogramming skills on her Meistergram machine.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Howard "Fritz") Horne, Marcia (Michael) Linley, and Lisa Perks; grandchildren, James Horne, Phillip (Anupama) Horne, Mathew Horne, and Ashley Horne, Patricia Linley, Jennifer (John) Hanna; Kyle Perks, and Aaron Perks; great-grandchildren. Miles and Julien Horne, Anisha Horne, and Kennedy Hanna. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, and daughter, Karen, in 1994.
A memorial service will be held January 20, 2012, at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Interment will be at a private ceremony in Charlotte, Michigan, on July 20. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Promedica Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio; Perrysburg Area Historic Museum; Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, or First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg.


GERALDINE DONOHOE

Geraldine A. Donohoe, 90, of Port Clinton, Ohio, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.
She was born on September 29, 1921, in Leelanau, Michigan, to Napoleon and Thea (Nelson) Denoyer. On November 28, 1946, she married John Donohoe. She retired from the Wood County Library in Bowling Green after many years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Port Clinton, Knights of Columbus, Port Clinton, a long time member of St. Rose Church, Perrysburg, and a lifelong member of the VFW. Her hobbies included reading and playing cards.
She is survived by her daughters, Eileen (Gary) Willits of Stevensville, Michigan, Mary (Gary) Gardner of Port Clinton, Carol Fields of Maumee: son, John Donohoe Jr. of Lansing, Michigan; grandchildren, Sean (Nancy) Donohoe, Sarah (Matt) Sahr, Bill Willits, Earl Gardner, Tyler Gardner, Beatrice Fields; great-grandchildren, John and Kayla Donohoe; sister, Elaine Schmidt of Florida; brother, Robert Denoyer of Detroit, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Judith Denoyer of Waterford, Michigan, and Lois Donohoe of Rochester, New York, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on January 25, 1986; sister, Lorraine Elsey, and brother, Donald Denoyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held November 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, with Father Raymond Ensman officiating. Burial was in Wood County Memorial Gardens in Bowling Green, Ohio.


CONCEPCION FLORES

Concepcion R. Flores, 83, of Toledo, died Friday, November 25, 2011, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born in McAllen, Texas, on May 20, 1928, to Delphino and Matilda Ramos. She married Jose Flores on August 21, 1941, in Texas. She was a member of the American Indian Intertribal Association of Toledo.
She is survived by her children, Lucia Ibarra, Jose Flores Jr., Mary Jane Perez, Delphine Ibarra, Gloria Alvardo, Connie Flores, Ricardo Flores, Israel Flores, Melinda Keith, Edward Flores, Ray Flores, Hugo Flores, and Jo Ann McNally; 53 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 63 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Valdez and Maria Raton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose, on August 10, 1980. She also was preceded in death by a son and several brothers and sisters.
Scripture Services were held Tuesday, November 29, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held today, November 30, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be private in Restlawn Memorial Park.


JOHN HOSTE

John A. Hoste, 40, of Perrysburg, died November 26, 2011, at his home. He was born on June 30, 1971, in Willoughby, Ohio, to John Hoste and Louise Jackson. He married Michelle Monhollen on November 12, 1994, in Toledo. They met in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, where they were both serving in the United States Army.
Mr. Hoste was an active member of the Garden Park Christian Church, where he ran the soundboards for services. He also was an avid spinning instructor at the YMCA.
One of his accomplishments included a mission trip to Guatemala where he participated in Operation Walk, which provided orthopedic surgery to those in need. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State University football teams. He also enjoyed watching his children participate in sports. He worked for OsteoSolutions and Smith and Nephew for more than 15 years as an orthopedic sales representative.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Hoste; children, Maddison, Benjamin and Abbigail Hoste; birth mother, Louise and parents, John and Joyce Hoste; step-sister, Susanne (Robin) Hamblin and mother-in-law, Penny Dalton.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 1, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, December, 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Greg Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Garden Park Church.


LINDA LEADY

Linda Marie Leady, 56, of Northwood, Ohio, died November 26, 2011. She was born on March 26, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, to Robert and Ruth (Witherspoon) Huston. She married Victor Leady Jr. on May 14, 1983, in Toledo.
She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. Mrs. Leady enjoyed animals and water sports, including boating.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Victor; daughter, Sarah Ann Leady; siblings, Patricia (Eric) Huston Sr., Sally Huston SND, Robert (Gretchen) Huston Jr., Mary Lou Huston and Nancy (Norm) Clark, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Susan Huston and Sharon Vinyard.
Friends and family will be received today, November 30, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 North Main Street, Walbridge, where funeral services will be held following the visitation at 7 p.m.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Werner Home, Woodlane Residential.


DOROTHY MANN

Dorothy M. Mann, 86, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at her home. She was born in Perrysburg, on August 9, 1925, to Karl and Florence (Alwood) Keivel. She graduated from Perrysburg High School. She married Earl Mann, in Perrysburg, on February 25, 1950.
Ms. Mann enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, shopping, entertaining and planning parties.
She is survived by her son, John Mann; daughters, Jane Pierson and Betsy (Mark) Evanoff; grandchildren, David, Doug, and Nick (Sarah) Pierson, Kristen (Keith) Dawson, Chris and Karl Evanoff; great-grandchildren, Luke, Gavin and Kyla Dawson; goddaughter, Amy (David) Lamberger; great-nephew, Jack Lamberger; sister, Margaret (Tom) Zollars; brother, Al Keivel, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, on September 27, 1992; sister, Edna Benson, and brother, Karl "Bob" Keivel.
A graveside service was held Monday, November 28, at Fort Meigs Cemetery, with the Rev. Ruth Cunning presiding. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Astor House Activity Fund or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


CHRISTINE ZEISLOFT

Christine R. Zeisloft, 82, a lifelong resident of Toledo, died Monday, November 21, 2011, at her home. She was born December 17, 1928, to Mathias and Christine (Fischer) Haring in Toledo. Having lost her mother as an infant, Christine was raised by her aunt Louise for the first four years of her life. She was a graduate of Woodward High School, Class of 1947.
She married Wayne Zeisloft in April of 1950 and together they raised three children. She served as a troop leader with the Girl Scouts and also volunteered her time as a chaperone for the Marilynettes, a baton and drum corps for many years.
She was employed with the former Katy Steel and Aluminum Company as a secretary for 10 years. She was a 60-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed being a member of the Start Sideliners.
She was an avid reader and, more recently, looked forward to her high school class reunions. She treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
Ms. Zeisloft is survived by her children, Susan (Joseph) Benning of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Dennis (Deborah Kopka) Zeisloft of Perrysburg, and Sharon (John) Mason of Sylvania, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew (Katie), Christopher (Laura), Nicholas, Mindy, Melissa (Brandon) and Molly, and great-grandsons, Lucas and Landon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Zeisloft, and her aunt and uncle, Louise and Chris Kuechenmeister.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26, at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

 


BETTY COBLE

Betty M. Coble, 91, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born December 19, 1919, to Arthur and Marie Poggemeyer. She married Jack Coble on August 25, 1938.
Ms. Coble worked for PiattÕs Bakery, and retired after 32 years from the office of Drs. Fraser, Baldwin, Domini and Schneider. Following her retirement, she traveled extensively, visiting 38 countries and all 50 states. She was a member of Perrysburg Order of the Eastern Star for more than 60 years, and a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son; Jack (Antoinette) Coble of Solvang, California; daughters, Jane (Sterling) McFee of Perrysburg and Janna (Kip) Allen of Salem, Oregon; grandchildren, Beth, Jeffrey, Stephen, Scott Robbins, Travis, Drew, Colby Allen; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on November 14, 1961. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, and her grandchild, Tia.
There will be no visitation, and a private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Way Public Library and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ROBERT KARR

Robert Lee Karr, 72, died November 5, 2011. He was born on January 21, 1939, in Findlay Township and adopted at age 6 with his sister, Charlotte "Sue" by Wanda and Alvin Karr. Four other siblings were adopted by other families.
Mr. Karr attended Perrysburg High School and enlisted in the United States Army in the early '60s. He was married to Patricia Cameron and the couple had three children, Thomas, Tambra and Michelle. He married Minnie Soldwish on March 20, 1971, and became step-father to her four children, Patricia, Norman, Michael and Jeffrey.
He worked several years in a factory and later found a profession as a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and worked for several trucking companies for the next 15 years. Mr. Karr found reward in a second career as a school bus driver for the Perrysburg School District for 16 years. He retired in 2003. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Tony "Smoke" Stewart, INDY car racing, and football, both professional and college.
Mr. Karr is survived by his wife of 40 years, Minnie; children Thomas (Sandi) and Michelle (Earl) Robinson both of Fort Myers, Florida; Tambra (Keith) Munzert of Cape Coral, Florida; step-children, Patricia Roberts of Evanston, Wyoming, Debbie Soldwish of Perrysburg, Norman (Katie) Soldwish of Perrysburg, and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Soldwish of Toledo; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sue (Chuck) Austin of Zephyrhills, Florida; David (Sandy) Leibherr of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; Donald (Norma) Bauer of Oakwood, Ohio; Ronald Bauer of Tennessee, and Raymond (Sandra) Weyer of Carthage, New York, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Alice Jane Pickett and Milton Weyer; granddaughters, Kirsten Karr and Celeste Soldwish, and step-son, Michael Soldwish.
A private family viewing was held Tuesday, November 8, followed by cremation. Arrangements were made through the Maison-Dardenne Walker Funeral Home in Maumee.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. A memorial will be held at a later date.


MATTHEW KINSMAN

Matthew J. Kinsman, 40, of Toledo, died November 17, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on April 13, 1971, in Toledo, to Richard and Janet Kinsman.
Mr. Kinsman enjoyed fishing and traveling, which he did frequently in his 15 years as a district sales manager for Heidelberg Distributors. He was an avid fan of the University of Michigan football team and Bruce Springsteen.
He is survived by his father, Richard Kinsman; siblings, Joseph (Lisa) Kinsman and Nicole (Mike) Roe; nephews and nieces, Brady, Nicholas, Megan, Abbey, Grace and Genevieve, and godchild, Nicholas Chambers. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet, grandparents and aunts.
Prayers were recited Monday, November 21, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, followed by funeral services at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, with Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Juvenile Diabetes Association.


FLORENCE MARTIN

Florence E. Martin, 85, of Perrysburg and formerly of Dover, Ohio, died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on December 30, 1925, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
She received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Geneva College and received her master's degree in English from Kent State University.
She married Dr. James Martin on June 30, 1947, in Beaver Falls.
Ms. Martin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dover, the Medical Auxiliary and the American Association of University Women.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Donahue of Strasburg, Ohio, and Linda (Darwin) Olson of Perrysburg; grandchildren, John (Stephanie) Donahue, Thomas Donahue and Laura Donahue; and great-grandchildren, Mikey and Lucas. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; sister, Dorothy Frederick, and son-in-law, Mike Donahue.
There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.


CRAIG THOMAS BRIGODE

Craig Brigode, age 53, of San Francisco left us after a long and courageous battle with cancer on November 7th, 2011.
Craig was born on March 12th, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio to T. Dale and Mary Frances (McManus) Brigode.
Craig attended St. Rose Grade School and Perrysburg Junior High School. He graduated from St. John's Jesuit High School in suburban Toledo in 1976, and later attended Bowling Green State University. He was a Boy Scout, and was in the marching band in middle and high schools. From the age of 14 he was working part time after school at Mills Hardware on Perrysburg's main street.
Moving to San Francisco, CA in 1979, he found work as a custom floor sander, renovating Victorian Houses. By the end of the 80Õs Craig was utilizing his retail experience, working in several hardware and specialty paint stores in San Francisco.
In 1979 Craig met his future wife, Nancy (Stafford). They have lived in the same house in the Inner Sunset for the last 31 years, which Craig extensively renovated himself.
Craig most enjoyed camping and hiking, preferring not just Golden Gate Park but also the Peninsula and the Sierra, where he was a cross country skier. Other hobbies included model rocketry, following sports, and rock music (loud). He and Nancy had traveled all over the United States, and had visited Spain, Australia, and New Zealand as well.
Craig was very proud of his over 9 years of sobriety, and was a faithful participant and leader in his local AA Chapter. He also cherished his shareholder's certificate in the Green Bay Packers, who were, in his opinion, the real "America's Team".
Craig's remarkable courage and stoicism during his illness, as well as his ever present sense of humor, has been a source of inspiration and support for his friends and relatives.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Darcy.
In addition to his wife Nancy, Craig is survived by his sister, Karen of Perrysburg, Ohio; brothers David of Sonoma, CA; Keith (Denise) of Perrysburg; Bruce (Barbara) of Perrysburg; and nephews Nicholas (Amanda) of Maumee, Ohio, William of Columbus, Ohio, Andrew of Sonoma, Charles of Perrysburg, and Dylan of Sonoma; Mother and Father-in-law Marnell and Bill Stafford of Erie, PA; and beloved Cat SlartiBartFast.
Craig belonged to the Church of Monday Night Football. A private ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, November 20th for friends and relatives. Arrangements were made by the Valente Marini Funeral Home, San Francisco.
Donations are requested in Craig's memory to the Brigode Family Science Scholarship Fund at St. John's Jesuit High School.


CLAIRE FLEMING

Claire S. Fleming, 88, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg.
She was born August 31, 1923, to John and Sara OÕConnell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married Thomas Fleming on Christmas Day 1943.
Ms. Fleming is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Robert) Bidwell of Perrysburg; son, Thomas (Linda) Fleming Jr. of Limerick, Pennsylvania, and daughter, Anne (Robert) Hipp, Jr. of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas; infant daughter, Mary Christine, and seven brothers and sisters.
Visitation was held Friday, November 11, with a Rosary prayed at 7 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 12, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


DOROTHY HAWKER

Dorothy R. Hawker, 96, of Perrysburg, died Monday, November 14, 2011, in the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born on March 6, 1915, in Pana, Illinois, to Dominic and Magdelena (Rogalis) Chellero and was married on February 3, 1945, in Pana, to Charles R. Hawker.
Ms. Hawker volunteered as a nurse's aide at the Pana Memorial Hospital during World War II. She later worked in both selling and management for more than 30 years in the clothing retail business, retiring in 1980. Following her retirement, she and her husband moved to Ohio.
She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her son, Bob (Wava) Hawker of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Jonathan (Lisa) Hawker and Christopher (Sommer) Hawker; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Katelyn and Nico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on November 25, 2010. She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, November 18, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


DALLAS ROBERTS

Dallas J. Roberts, 91, formerly of Perrysburg, died Saturday, November 5, 2011, in Bradenton, Florida. He was a member of the U.S. Navy in World War II. He served as head gunners mate in charge of weapon repair. After returning from the war, he was a mechanic, service manager and sales manager for Cummins Motor Sales in Perrysburg. He later became a business partner in Fort Meigs Auto Sales.
He and his wife, Florence, moved to Bradenton in 1973. where he worked for Conley Buick as a service writer, service manager and used car manager. After his retirement in 1997, Mr. Roberts became active in his condo association and enjoyed watching baseball with his wife.
He is survived by son, Ken (Patti) Roberts; daughters, Pat (Jerry) Lovejoy, Carol (Ken) Meyer, Terri (Tom) Nackid; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Florence, and his granddaughter, Debbie (Lovejoy) Pressly.
Interment will be held at a later date in Fort Meigs Crematory Garden, Perrysburg.


AUDREY JANE
(GARN) WILLIAMS
1928-2011

On May l5, 1928, a beautiful, blue eyed baby girl was born to Raymond Vernon and Laura Ann (Tussing) Garn in Toledo, Ohio. Janie peacefully entered God's Kingdom on November 8, 2011, with her loving family at her side. Her ancestors came to America from Holland, initially settling in Bedford, Pennsylvania. In 1834, they were early frontier settlers in Helena, Ohio. Jane grew up in the old Auburndale area, was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School Class of 1946, and Davis Business College. As a teen, Jane enjoyed dancing at Pop Lefevre's and hanging out at Cowles Candy Store.
Jane was working in the Personnel Department of Sears & Roebuck in Toledo when she met her Bill, a returning Navy veteran. On September 3, 1955 they wed, with GodÕs blessing, at the Monroe Street Methodist Church. Their union of 56 years was filled with love and happiness. Professionally she was a secretary for Doehler Jarvis in Toledo; National Linen in Atlanta, Georgia, Royal Globe Insurance Company in New York City and was in retail sales at HigbeeÕs Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. Ultimately the family returned full circle to the Perrysburg Township area some 35 years ago.
An elegant woman, she had a deep affection for a variety of music, including the symphony, ballet and opera. Blessed with a beautiful voice, Jane leisurely sang throughout her life, and was a past member of the choir at the Monroe Street Methodist Church. Recreationally she especially enjoyed reading magazines; including National Geographic and Smithsonian, as well as watching her favorite programs; Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and all sports programs. Jane was once a member of the Navy Wives, and an ongoing member of both the National Geographic Society and Smithsonian Institute, and served regularly at polling locations during local and national elections.
A life-long sports enthusiast, Jane particularly enjoyed playing Tennis at Jermain Park, Ice Skating, and was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. At an early age, she golfed with her father at Ottawa Park Golf Course. In her younger years she was an active bowler and member of the Split and Miss Club. The family often walked to the old Swayne Field to watch their Mud Hens play.
Jane's love and devotion for her husband, daughter, grandchildren, relatives and friends was appreciated by all who knew her. A stoic woman, she accepted life's challenges with grace and was always quick to forgive others. Her keen sense of humor, clever wit, vibrant personality, infectious laugh and comical facial expressions brought joy to many. She had a deep appreciation and enjoyment of the beauty of nature. And she always had a special place in her heart for animals; particularly her cocker spaniel Cindy and her white cat Snowball, who was a constant companion on her lap.
JaneÕs passing was preceded by her parents, her brother Hugh Garn, sister, Thelma Garn Etue, and many other dear relatives and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband Bill (Wm. R. Williams); cherished and devoted daughter Laura Ann Williams; her two wonderful and adored grandchildren, Douglas William and Anna Jane Shanteau; as well as many wonderful neighbors and friends. She is survived by her dearly loved family members including: Richard and Sharon Williams, Ellen Williams, Robert and Nancy Williams, Cheryl Williams, Dennis Bailey, Edward McNally, Carol (Garn) Seely and their families. And of course her Humane Society adopted family cat, Herbie.
Services will be private, and have not yet been scheduled. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions on Jane's behalf to the Toledo Humane Society (www.toledohumane
society.com), the Cherry Street Mission (cherrystreetmission.org) or The American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at the Cremation Society of Toledo (www.toledocremation.com).


BROKAW, BERNICE AND ROBERT SR.

Bernice M. Brokaw, 87, died Friday, November 4, 2011, at Heartland of Waterville, where her husband of 69 years, Robert A. Brokaw Sr., 90, died the following morning, Saturday, November 5, 2011. Both residents of Perrysburg, Mr. and Mrs. Brokaw were married on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1942, in Napoleon, Ohio.
Mrs. Brokaw was born in Michigan, on March 19, 1924, to Roy and Emma (Ward) Farnham.
Mr. Brokaw was born in Toledo, on December 20, 1920, to Gerald and Edna (Griffith) Brokaw.
Mrs. Brokaw was a homemaker while Mr. Brokaw was a maintenance technician for more than 25 years for the former Toledo Trust, where he retired in 1985.
Mr. Brokaw was a charter member of the Perrysburg Township Fire Department, where he served as volunteer for both EMS and fire.
They are survived by their daughter, Sue Warnimont; son, Robert (Carol) Brokaw Jr.; granddaughters, Heather (Mike) Friar and Melanie (Mike) Patton, and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Madison Humphrey, Mackenzie Friar and Riley and Garrett Patton. They were preceded in death by their infant daughter, Diana Brokaw, and grandson, David Warnimont.
There was no visitation or services. Private burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the AlzheimerÕs Association.


WILLIAM "JOHN" SICKLES JR.

William J. "John" Sickles, Jr., 64, of Perrysburg died Saturday, October 29, 2011, at his home. He was born November 15, 1946, in Toledo, to William and Jessie (Zimmerman) Sickles Sr. He was a 1964 graduate of Perrysburg High School.
Mr. Sickles served in the U.S. Army and had worked for Chrysler Corp. for more than 39 years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg.
He is survived by his father, William Sickles Sr. of Perrysburg, and brother, James Sickles of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Palm) Sickles, and his mother, Jessie Sickles.
Private graveside services were held at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society.


MICHAEL SOLDWISH

Michael Alan Soldwish, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, October 29, 2011, at his home. He was born September 1, 1960. He married Debbie Thomas on August 16, 1991.
He and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially to Cozumel, Mexico, and visiting friends throughout the country.
A natural salesman and leader, he was known for his event, trip and party planning and was an innovator in using the latest technologies to inform and communicate with friends, family and his fraternity.
He joined the Eta Mu Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity in the fall of 1980, and twice received its Alumni of the Year award.
Mr. Soldwish was a graduate of Perrysburg High School and 1983 graduate of Findlay College, where he participated in wrestling. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons and had an opportunity later in life to meet Coach Jerry Glanville.
An avid Red Wings and hockey fan, he donned skates for the first time in his early 40s to play league hockey in Findlay.
He also enjoyed watching and attending University of Michigan athletic events, including football, hockey and basketball. He collected and listened to music of all genres.
Through the years he collected the first edition copies of John Irving's books and on his 50th birthday received a personalized autograph on one of them.
Over the years, Mr. Soldwish worked as a controller and purchaser for Lear Corp/IAC and Hi-Tech Packing, among other jobs.
He also enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and attending their sporting events.
He is is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie; father, Norman (Pat) Sold-wish; mother, Minnie (Bob) Karr; sister, Patti (Roberts) Kopp; brothers, Jeff (Cheryl), Neal (Courtney) and Norm (Katie); sisters-in-law, Karen (Kenny) Miller, Jeri (Jim) Dahmer; brother-in-law, Charles (Sharon) Thomas; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
No services will be held. Per Mr. Soldwish's wishes, a celebration of life will be held at the Perrysburg Holiday Inn Express on Saturday, December 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Friends wishing to pay tribute to his life and memory may make a donation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Helping Hands for Soldwish at any Huntington Bank or online through Facebook's Mike Soldwish Prayer Page.


ROBERT STRAUSS

Robert Edward Strauss, 89, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
He was born on November 20, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up with his sister, Dorothy Strauss Keyes, in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
While studying at Purdue University, he was in the ROTC and then served in the 1st Calvary as 1st Lieutenant in World War II in the Philippines and Japan. In 1944, before serving in the South Pacific, he married Doris "Dodie" Percy, also from Wilmette.
He graduated from Purdue University in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
In the Fox Valley in Wisconsin, Mr. Strauss worked for 27 years in the paper industry, mostly for Thilmany Pulp & Paper. While there, he hunted, enjoyed boating, family life and travel. He was president of their local school board for five years, active in local politics, and participated for 24 years in an amateur theater group called The One Nighters.
In 1973, he moved to Perrysburg, Ohio where he became vice president of Principle Business Enterprises of Dunbridge, Ohio. He served as treasurer and for three years was first reader in the Christian Science Church of Maumee. He especially enjoyed the area's metroparks.
Upon retirement in 1985, he moved to Seven Lakes, North Carolina, where he continued his love of sailing, gardening and reading. He and his wife traveled extensively. They returned to Perrysburg six years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dodie Percy Strauss; children, Lynn Jacobson of LaSalle, Michigan, Peg McCarty of Glen Arbor, Michigan, Kim Polman of Geneva, Switzerland, Tom Strauss of Denver, Colorado, and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on December 11, at 2 p.m., at The Nature Center building at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve on White Road in Perrysburg.
Donations can be made in memory of Robert Strauss to the Way Public Library in Perrysburg or to the First Church Christ, Scientist in Maumee, Ohio.


ERIC SWARTZ

Eric M. Swartz, 29, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died Monday, October 31, 2011. He was born in Pittsburgh, on July 22, 1982, to Michael Swartz and Judy Malott.
He is survived by his father, Michael and stepmother, Maureen, of North Carolina, and mother, Judy Swartz of Indiana.
Graveside services were held Sunday, November 6, at Fort Meigs Cemetery, next to his grandparents, in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Wounded Veterans at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.


HAROLD CARSTENSEN SR.

Harold L. Carstensen Sr., 68, of Perrysburg Township and a resident of Heartland of Waterville for the past seven years, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at St Luke's Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1943, to Clarence and Helen Carstensen.
He was employed with the Perrysburg Schools, where he retired in 2001, and was a former volunteer for the Perrysburg Township Fire Department. Mr. Carstensen was a former member of the Five Points Steam Thrushers, Power of Yesteryear and S.C.R.A.P.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret (Schlegel) Carstensen; son, Harold Carstensen Jr., daughter, Pam (Craig) Weible; three grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon of Port Clinton, Ohio, Robert of Perrysburg, and James Carstensen of Maumee; sister, Mabel Friess, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 29, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Funeral services and interment were private.


MARTHA GATES

Martha K. Gates, of Perrysburg, died October 26, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 16, 1932, in Allensville, Pennsylvania, to Luther and Eleanor (Huey) Metz. She graduated with honors from Huntingdon High School. After high school, she graduated from Juniata College. While at Juniata she met her future husband, John, whom she married in 1954. After graduation, Ms. Gates taught elementary school for several years in the Newark, Ohio, school system. When she had children, she decided to stay home to take care of them full time.
She was an active member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg for more than 40 years. She often volunteered her time, most notably with Lutheran Social Services and as a docent at the historic Wolcott House in Maumee. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several circles. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband through out the United States and Europe. Her favorite place was the farm they had in Pennsylvania, where they spent time with family; hosting reunions, birthday parties and holidays. Ms. Gates enjoyed spending hours reading books, singing nursery rhymes and playing games with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Michael) DeVito of Urbandale, Iowa; son, John (Heather) Gates of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Jocelyn Gates and John David DeVito; sisters, Betty (Donald) Smith and Louise (Karl) Westover, and brother, Glen (Barbara) Metz. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gates; infant son, John Gates Jr.; sister, Joan Smucker, and brothers, Luther Metz and James Metz.
Friends will be received at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, on Saturday, November 5. Visiting hours start at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the Wolcott House, 1035 River Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


MATILDA MADDOCK

Matilda H. (Vastik) Maddock, 88, of Rossford, died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born to John and Anna (Zrenicik) Vastik on June 3, 1923, in Ford City, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Rossford High School Class of 1941. On February 18, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, William Maddock.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet Walters and Sue Pacer; grandchildren, Scott Pacer, Chris Pacer, Corey (Patti) Pacer, Kelly (Joe) Gates, James (Shelby) Walters, Wendy Stutts and Randy (Becky) Walters; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Katlyn, Amber, Haley, Jessica, Talia, Billy, Benjamin, Michael, Emma, Evan and Alex; sister, Betty Borucki, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 60 years, William, on October 31, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Schultz, and son-in-law, Jerry Pacer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, October 26, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ANNE PRUETER

Anne Prueter, 86, of Saint Marys, Ohio, a former longtime resident of Perrysburg, died Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born April 4, 1925, in Waynesfield, Ohio, to P. L. and Addie (Coolidge) Pepple.
She married Albert "Tiny" Prueter on March 23, 1947.
She was a graduate of Waynesfield High School and the Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and had worked at Lima Memorial Hospital and Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in Saint Marys. She also worked as a fabric consultant at T G and Y.
She was a 4-H Leader in both Auglaize and Wood counties, Ohio. Ms. Prueter was past president of the Perrysburg Swim Team; she was a Girl Scout leader in Saint Marys and Perrysburg, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She enjoyed camping, was an avid reader and for many years was an election poll worker. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Kay (Richard) Teeters of Saint Marys, and Kyle (Ann) Prueter of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Matthew Teeters, Michelle (Garrett) Burns, Joanna Prueter, Matthew Prueter, Sarah (Zach) Boris, Austin Prueter; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Burns, Achyvia Burns, Michael Burns, Kasmir Burns, Andre Burns, Josie Prueter, and sister, Kathleen Chiles of Waynesfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, on May 22, 2005.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 3, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys. Funeral rites will be held Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m., at the Waynesfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Saint Marys Community Library.


DOUGLAS SANTCHI JR.

Douglas L. Santchi Jr., 71, of Perrysburg, died October 23, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. He was born in Toledo, on November 9, 1939, to Douglas and Marguerite (Ackerman) Santchi Sr. and was a 1959 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. After graduating from high school, Mr. Santchi served in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1962. He married Barbara Sue Rutchow on November 16, 1963, in Toledo.
He continued his education at University of Toledo until he began working for Owens Illinois in New Product Development at the Tech Center. He continued as a process engineer with O-I up until 1987, when he began working with Medar Company in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and in 1999, he began working with Semcom in Toledo until his retirement in 2004.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg and a member of the Perrysburg Boat Club of which he served as commodore in 1991. He enjoyed power-boating and sailing, spending many summers with his family on the Maumee River. He was a gifted craftsman who enjoyed building radio controlled planes, boats and cars, N gauge railroad train miniatures, and spent countless hours with his sons and grandsons building boats and cars for their numerous Cub Scout races: the Rain Gutter Regatta and the Pine Wood Derby.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Santchi; children, Jason (Dawn) Santchi of Swanton, Jill (Van) Husted III of Toledo and Justin Santchi of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Camrin, Colton and Carson Santchi and Van IV, Douglas and Megan Husted. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Husted, and sisters, Joann Moore and Nancy Hamilton.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 27, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association or a charity of the donorÕs choice.


CRUZ MORENO

Cruz Moreno, 68, of McClure, died October 18, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on July 18, 1943, to Jesus and Juanita Moreno in Dowling, Ohio.
He retired from Toledo Hospital after 48 years of employment. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Moreno is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rebecca Moreno; children, Joseph Moreno and Victoria (Joe) Fletcher; grandchildren, Ashley, Kayleigh and Madison; three sisters and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Rosary was recited Friday, October 21, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 22, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family.


KATHLEEN KELLER SMITH

Kathleen Keller Smith, 80, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She was born December 26, 1930, to Clarence John Keller and Lorla Stuempel Keller. She grew up in Wauseon, Ohio. She took home the third place prize in Spanish for the State of Ohio her junior year of high school. That same year she was editor of the high school paper and was invited to attended Girls State, the summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion and its Auxiliary. She was valedictorian of the Wauseon High School class of 1948, a distinction her mother also earned.
She graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, in 1952, with a bachelor's degree in romance languages. While at DePauw, she was initiated into Delta Delta Delta social fraternity. She received the Diamond Trident for the highest grade point average in her sorority. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor fraternity, her junior year. She also received the "Miss Legs" trophy that year for having the best legs on campus. A loyal DePauw alumna, she donated a renewable scholarship for incoming students to the school.
After graduation from DePauw, she worked at the GE Jet Engine Plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, in applied mathematics (calculations which are now performed by computers) for two years and then embarked on a teaching career. She taught high school English, French and Algebra at Stryker from 1954 to 1956.
She received her master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1957. While attending U of M, she began dating Charles Smith, whom she married on September 5, 1960. She taught algebra and French at Swanton High School from 1957 until 1962, when her husband started medical school at the University of Michigan.
She and her husband lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1962 until 1970, where all three of their children were born. While in Ann Arbor, she served as the alumnae advisor to the Tri Delta chapter at the University of Michigan.
The family moved to Perrysburg in 1970, when her husband began practicing ophthalmology at the corner of Indiana Avenue and East Boundary.
Ms. Smith served as president of the Toledo Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta, and the Perrysburg Garden Club. She was on the board of Historic Perrysburg. She was a member of the Association of American University Women, and served at First United Methodist of Perrysburg in several capacities, most recently on the memorials committee. She was a member of the Toledo Club, Belmont Country Club, Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, Devil's Lake Yacht Club, the University of Michigan PresidentÕs Club, and the University of Michigan Toledo Alumnae Chapter.
A voracious reader, she read two newspapers a day, and had a lifelong love of learning. She took graduate level classes in Latin and German at Bowling Green State University for fun in the 1980s. A music lover, she also took piano lessons with her daughter, Clare, at BGSU.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling the world together, visiting many of the countries in Europe, as well as Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. They traveled to China in 1985 to commemorate their 25th wedding anniversary, taking their children with them. They also enjoyed taking trips sponsored by the Toledo Museum of Art.
She is survived by, her children, Amy Smith, M.D., C.J. Keller Smith (Heather Wishart-Smith), and Clare (Joel) Gorski; grandchildren, Ivanny, Alex, Max and Charlie Gorski, and Nicholas and Clara Smith; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Joan) Smith, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.
Memorial services were held Sunday, October 23, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Toledo Museum of Art, Perrysburg Area Historical Museum, or WGTE.


WILLIAM STAGER

William R. "Bill" Stager, 51, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in his home. He was born in Marine City, Michigan, on November 23, 1959, to Lowell ÒBuckÓ and Elaine (Marzolf) Stager.
A 1978 graduate of Perrysburg High School, he worked as a boilermaker with Local 85 for the past 33 years.
He is survived by his son, Justin (Denielle) Stager of Perrysburg; daughter, Erica (Adam) Houser of Waterville, Ohio; grandson, Gage Stager; stepgrandchildren, Jakob and Maverick, and mother, Elaine Stager of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell "Buck," and brother, Larry Stager.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 22, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


ROBERT FLAHIFF

Robert B. Flahiff, born to Harold and Edna Flahiff on August 20, 1928, died October 14, 2011. He was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament grade school, a 1946 graduate of Central Catholic High School, and served in Korea with the United States Army.
On Thanksgiving Day 1953 he married his tennis partner, Barbara Hilt. He was employed with Tilenius and Randolph (later to become Cosco Graphics) in downtown Toledo for his entire career as a graphic artist.
He was an excellent basketball and softball player in his youth, and enjoyed playing golf and bowling well into his retirement years. He and his wife travelled extensively throughout the entire United States, as well as Europe. Their favorite trip was a cruise on the Baltic Sea.
He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Toledo, and after moving to Perrysburg, joined St. Rose Parish. His volunteer work at both parishes included ushering and serving school lunches.
Mr. Flahiff is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Janice (Carl) Flahiff, Diane (Doug) Scaife, Carolyn (Cal) Smith, and Dan (Glenna) Flahiff; grandchildren, Alysha and Cody Hill, Pam McCray, and Ryan, Lucas and Michael Smith; brother, Harold; sister, Dorothy Hogan; sister-in-law, Sheron Dauphin, and their spouses and children.
A Rosary was recited on Sunday, October 16, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Monday, October 17, at St. Rose Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and St. Rose Catholic Church.


PETRONILO G. MANCILLAS

Petronilo G. Mancillas, 91, died Friday, October 14, 2011. He was born on May 30, 1920, in Waco, Texas, to Saturino and Maria Mancillas. He and his wife Margarita were married in October 1946.
He is survived by his children, Paula Mancillas, Yolanda (Ramiro) Vallejo and Gilbert (Bobbi) Mancillas; grandchildren, Gina, Tina, Veronica, Vincent and Valerie; great-grandchildren, Dontonio and Alli, and mother of Gina and Tina, Jane Mancillas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita, and sister, Jaunita Hinojosa.
Friends and family will be received today, October 19, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 20, at 9:45 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


DONNA MOCNIAK

Donna M. Mocniak, 66, of Perrysburg, died Friday, October 14, 2011, at her home. She was the youngest of eight children born on May 19, 1945, in Toledo, to Ralph "Tuffy" and Lucille (Lahey) Sattler. She was a lifelong resident of Perrysburg and attended St. Rose Catholic School and Perrysburg High School, graduating in 1963.
She was employed with National City Bank for 25 years and was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and worked side-by-side with her daughter, Wendy, in a floral design business they started together 14 years ago on her dining room table.
Ms. Mocniak enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and was an avid baseball fan.
She is survived by her children, Wendy (Brian) Sujkowski, Brad Mocniak, Brian Mocniak and Trisha (Roy) Middleton; grandchildren, Dane and Ashley Sujkowski, Jacob, Lucas and Nicholas Middleton; Taylor and Zachary Mocniak; long time companion, Denny Arnold; siblings, Stanley Sattler, Jan "Sis" Krout, Peggy Russell, Lois Bruce, Thomas (Paula) Sattler, Patrica (Ed) Relitz; brother-in-law, Bob Elchert, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Elchert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, October 19, 2011 at 11 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church.


ELLEN RUEBENSAAL

Ellen M. Ruebensaal, 84, of Perrysburg, died Friday, October 14, 2011, in Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born in Lexington, Tennessee, on February 3, 1927, to Oliver and Genia (McPeake) Deere. She was married to Floyd Jack Ruebensaal in Corinth, Mississippi. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, where she was active in the Martha Circle.
She is survived by her sons, Jack (Patricia) Ruebensaal III of Maumee, and C. Michael (Nell) Ruebensaal of Grafton, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda (Joe) Anderson, Jack (Sara) Ruebensaal IV, Laura (Bill) Frawley, Jeffrey Ruebensaal, Jonathan Bartholomy; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Ruebensaal-Novak, Trevor Anderson, Jack Ruebensaal and Dylan Frawley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, on April 20, 2002. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Bobby Deere and Jerry Deere, and great-grandson, Braden Anderson.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 17, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


JOHN HUDSON

John L. Hudson, 38, of Rossford, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Monday, October 3, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He attended Perrysburg Schools as well as Penta County Vocational School and was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church.
John was known for volunteering at Harrison Rally Day as well as at the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. Many people got to know John and his beloved cat, Snowball, as he often rode around town on his electric scooter visiting. He was a regular at the Farmers Market in downtown Perrysburg.
John was very fond of listening to his police scanner. He was always on top of all that was going on around him. Had he been able to walk, he would have probably served the community in one capacity or another, as a police officer or fire fighter maybe.
He is survived by his mother, Susan (Mazey) Hudson; grandmother, Gladys Mazey; stepmother, Julie Hudson; half-siblings, Toby and Heather Hudson, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Hudson; grandfather, Virgil Mazey; grandparents, John and Alice Hudson; uncle, Bill Stasiak; aunts, Rebecca Mazey, JoAnn Shafer, Pat Philo, and cousin, Michael Mazey.
He will be loved and missed by all.
Following cremation, memorial arrangements by Blanchard Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, are pending.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spina Bifida Association, 4590 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007 or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


FAYE PETROS

Faye (Nickell) Petros, 77, of Perrysburg, died October 2, 2011. She was born May 1, 1934, in West Liberty, Kentucky, to Alonzo and Dora Nickell.
Ms. Petros was retired after a long career in the restaurant business, including 20 years at the Town and Friends Country Restaurant in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her son, Danny (Jan) Jones of Oregon, Ohio; grandson Danny C. (Jessica) Jones of Point Place; seven great-grandchildren, sister, Rhoda Salman of Branson, Missouri; brother, Darrell (Donna) Nickell of Wewahitchka, Florida, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus Petros; one sister and five brothers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 6, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARIAN SLUHAN

Marian (Elliott) Sluhan, co-founder of Master Chemical Corporation in Perrysburg, died on her hundredth birthday, Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
The daughter of a Scottish immigrant who served as a career officer in the U.S. Army and a Georgia farm woman, she grew-up on Army posts across America. Although she received a full scholarship to Macon Wesleyan for Women during the Depression, she decided attending was still too much of a financial burden for her family, and left college to study voice.
She sang in the chorus of the Atlanta Opera, but met her future husband, chemist Clyde Sluhan when singing in her church. They married 10 months later and moved to Connecticut when he took a position with American Cyanamid in New York City.
While raising three children (Elliott, Bill and Sally), Mr. Sluhan invented one of the world's first chemical cutting and grinding fluids in the pantry of their rented farmhouse and subsequently started Master Chemical Corporation, moving the family to Toledo. Mrs. Sluhan became the secretary/office manager/ designer-of-facilities in their start-up business. As the company grew, she also worked with human resource and personnel issues and marketing.
She taught Sunday school for many years and worked with the church's youth group.
Her interests included theology, architecture, history, politics and design. She was involved for several years in Zonta International, an organization for executive women that encouraged and helped support education for disadvantaged girls.
They supported many Christian and conservative undertakings, including Campus Crusade for Christ, Jews For Jesus, Hillsdale College and Junior Achievement. Mr. Sluhan was one of the founders of The Heritage Foundation.
They traveled widely in their later years and included their grandchildren when they could. They particularly enjoyed visiting England and Scotland and spent quite a bit of time in Oxford studying more about C.S. Lewis.
They are survived by their children, William (Carol) Sluhan and Sally (Joe) Wright; daughter-in-law, Maryann Sluhan; grandchildren, John and Sara, Diana, Anne Sluhan, Jessye and Aaron Wright, and great-grandsons, Daniel and Stephen Baer. She was preceded in death by her son, Elliott Sluhan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Chad Heubner officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Compassion International, Campus Crusade for Christ, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


LEWIS DANFORD

Lewis E. Danford (Lew), 85, of Rossford, died September 26, 2011.
Mr. Danford was a member of the Rossford United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir for many years. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and enjoyed recounting stories of adventures on Lake Erie and the Maumee River.
Mr. Danford was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford.
Mr. Danford is survived by his children, Bonnie Danford of Toledo, Timothy (Beth) Danford of Rossford, and Carolyn (Charles) Bear of Silverthorne Colorado; grandchildren, Joshua (Jennifer) Ruziscka, Alex Danford, Paige Danford; great-grandchildren, Brady and Savannah Ruziscka, and good friend, Nancy Stonerock. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Dussel).
There was cremation. Memorial arrangements are pending.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis Danford Memorial Fund at Rossford United Methodist Church.


CODY GARMAN

Cody Lee Garman of Waterville, Ohio, died September 30, 2011, at his home. He was born June 23, 1983, in Toledo, to Joe and Laurie Garman. He was a graduate of Perrysburg High School. He worked at The Movie Gallery of Waterville, Fifth Third Bank (Waterville), and American Broadband and Telecommunications.
He enjoyed reading, collecting and listening to music, collecting and watching old and unusual movies, and collecting vintage items.
He is survived by his parents, Laurie Burkhardt-Garman and Joe (Ronda) Garman; sister, Tory Jacobs; brother, Jeremy Jacobs; grandparents, Jim and Doris Burkhardt and Gary and Sharon Garman, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, October 8, from 1 to 7 p.m., at The Center for Conscious Living, 7410 Noward Road, Waterville, with a Memorial Service at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.


 

HENRY BUTLER

Henry "Hank" Paul Butler, 62, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 19, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on July 7, 1949, in Morenci, Michigan, to Ralph and Alice (Reese) Butler.
Since he was 16 years old, he worked as a drywall finisher and had worked for Steve's Drywall, retiring in 2008 due to his health. He enjoyed his free time by fishing, playing cards, watching softball games, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Christine (Tammarine) Butler; son, Steven (Lisa) Butler; daughters, Bernie (Todd) Kregulka, Amy (Mark) Masales, Melissa (Carlos) Butler and Skye Butler; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, William (Deanna) Butler; sisters, Mary Alice (LeRoy) Borer, Gladys (Herb) Girardot and Jessie (Joseph) Malosh; brother-in-law, Raymond Lubinski, and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Butler Sr.; daughter, Holly Myers; grandson, Craig Chadwick, and sister, Louisa "Dolly" Lubinski.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 23, at CedarCreek Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adult Bone and Marrow Transplant Clinic at the University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.


BARBARA KELLER

Barbara Jean (McAuley) Keller, 84, of Tavares, Florida, and formerly of Sanibel, Florida, and Toledo, died September 21, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. She was born October 19, 1926, in Bradenton Florida, attended Perrysburg High School and the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing. She was a surgical RN for years at Toledo Hospital and then worked for Dr. Arthur James. During World War II she was in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps through the University of Toledo and was a member of the University's Alumni Association.
She was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, Toledo, the Toledo Club, North Cape Yacht Club, Toledo Yacht Club, Maumee River Yacht Club, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, Florida.
She was involved in the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the OrchestraÕs WomenÕs League, St PaulÕs Lutheran Church Circle, First United Methodist Church Circle and Planned Parenthood. She also dabbled in entrepreneurship and owned a yarn shop in Toledo.
While in Toledo, she attended every Toledo University football and basketball game and enjoyed college basketball. Ms. Keller was a member the Antiques Car Club of Lake County and the Sunnyland Chapter of the Antique Classic Boat Society in Florida. She enjoyed sailing one design Lightnings with her husband and also enjoyed wooden speed boats. She was an avid birder and Audubon member. She enjoyed walking the beach and shelling each day on Sanibel Island, and spending time at the Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary.
She is survived by her son, James (Susan) of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter, Rebecca Jo of Hilliard, Ohio; grandchildren, Tyler and Erin; sister, Alice (McAuley) Shumer of Jacksonville, Florida; many nieces and nephews, including nieces Debbie Laliberte, Karen Pate and Gena Laliberte-Conolly, and special caretakers, Sandy Gillislee, Dana Moore, Kisia Williams and Kelly Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James; brother, James McAuley, and sister, Mary Loudenslagel.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made by the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora, Florida.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, Florida, or Ding Darling Wildlife Society, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island, Florida 33957.


KATHERINE NELSON

Katherine Nelson, 60, died September 3, 2011, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. She was born on November 30, 1950, to Mary Louise and G. Peter Nelson in Norwalk, Connecticut, and spent her childhood in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Perrysburg High School, Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio, and earned her master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University.
She spent much of her adult life in the Washington, D.C. area and in Los Angeles, California, where she worked for the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.
She traveled to Bulgaria and India as a missionary for her church. A talented visual artist and photographer, she enjoyed traveling and adventure. She also enjoyed dancing, water-skiing and sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Louise Nelson, of Sarasota, Florida; sisters, Wendy Munyon, a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, Africa, and Julie Nelson (Lyle Denit) of Amherst, Massachusetts; brother, Dave (Heidi) Nelson, of Boxford, Massachusetts, and nieces and nephews, Chuck and Peter Munyon, Ben and Heather Nelson, and Lucas Denit. She was preceded in death by her father in 2006.


JULIE PEPAS

Julie Erma Pepas, 90, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Port Clinton, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
She was born June 12, 1921, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to Lydia and Steve Peto. She and her seven siblings eventually moved to Ottawa, Ohio, where they all lived during Ms. Pepas's early childhood. She enjoyed the company of her brothers, Steve, Andy, Bill and Nick, and sisters Mary, Elizabeth, and Matilda.
Her parents moved their family to Port Clinton, Ohio in her pre-teen years. The untimely death of her father meant that all of the children needed to help more on the family farm. Five mile walks to and from Gypsum School each day, in addition to her daily farm chores didn't keep her from being involved in activities like playing the violin with her school orchestra.
She went to business college in Detroit, Michigan, but returned to work at Standard Products in Port Clinton. In 1941, she represented Standard Products in the Miss Port Clinton contest that she won.
She married Joseph J. Pepas in 1941, at St. Michael's Church in Rossford. For a brief time, they lived in Lakeside, Ohio, until Mr. Pepas became part of the Army 37th Infantry Division, 144th Station Hospital Unit and had to leave for the South Pacific. While he was an Army medic in the South Pacific, Ms. Pepas worked at the Erie Army Depot. She learned to drive while he was away and surprised him with the news when she picked him up at the Toledo Greyhound Bus Station in 1945.
Their only child, Sharonkae, was born in Port Clinton, where they lived in 1946. She was known for making triple layered birthday cakes for her daughter's birthday parties and cooking traditional meals from her Hungarian heritage.
She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton. In addition to her employment at the Erie Army Depot, in finance and accounting, she worked at the Ottawa Job Corps Center, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the Port Clinton WRWR Radio Station.
In 2004, she moved from Port Clinton to Perrysburg, where she resided with her daughter and her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharonkae (Jack) Hammon; granddaughters, Heather Hammon and Heidi (Chad) Olszewski; great-grandson, Evan Olszewski, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 63 years, Joseph, in 2004, and her siblings, including an infant brother.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 24, at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, with the Rev. Dan Keck officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton.


BETTY TROGDON

Betty Aulabaugh Trogdon, 88, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, at her home. She was born September 17, 1923, to Paul and Cora (Elder) Aulabaugh. She was a Navy veteran of World War II. She married Ray Trogdon in Alton, Illinois, on December 8, 1951. Together they had five children and the family lived in Urbana, Illinois, until in 1972, when they moved to Perrysburg.
She was an advocate for better public schools and a devoted supporter of music programs. She enjoyed discussing politics. She cared deeply for American servicemen and women. She enjoyed all homemaking crafts, from restoring an old house and creating a garden to sewing tailored clothing and costumes. She also enjoyed all holidays. Ms. Trogdon was an artist who appreciated all of the visual and performing arts. She enjoyed sports, and played golf, tennis and field hockey. At Shurtleff College, she played basketball, and while in the Navy, she played power badminton. She enjoyed animals and her dog Samantha was her constant companion.
In 2001, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the invitation of her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Rob Heywood. She lived with them until her death.
She is survived by her children, Daryl Townsley of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Melissa Trogdon Hines of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, Rebecca Heywood, Amy Steffan of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Raymond Trogdon of Charlotte, North Carolina; six grandchildren, and sister, Ruth Naughton of Alton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, in the Bishop's Parlor of West End United Methodist Church, 2300 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, at 11 a.m., with a memorial hymn sing service to follow at noon in Scales Chapel. An interment of ashes service will be held at Fort Meigs Cemetery in summer 2012, followed by a family excursion to Cedar Point for coaster riding in her honor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to 50 Forward Adult Day Services, Nashville, the Perrysburg High School music programs, Perrysburg, Ohio, the AlzheimerÕs Foundation or an organization of the donor's choice.


MILDRED VAN KARSEN

Mildred M. Van Karsen, of Tucson, died September 15, 2011. She was born in Perrysburg, on December 21, 1912, to Matilda (Schaller) and Raymond Mandell.
She married Kenneth Van Karsen on June 17, 1938. She enjoyed crocheting and helping others. Ms. Van Karsen was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and practiced registered nursing for 48 years.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth; daughter-in-law, Cheryl; granddaughter, Kristin (Stephen Bidwell); grandson, Don; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brett Bidwell, and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, and friends. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Swartz; Helen Snyder and Wilma Pember.
Ms. Van Karsen requested that a graveside service be held at the Fort Meigs cemetery family plot during the month of June.
Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


BETTY HESLUP

Betty B. (Britten) Heslup, 89, died Wednesday September 14, 2011. A lifelong resident of Perrysburg, she had been a resident of Kingston Residence of Perrysburg the past three years. She was born on July 5, 1922, to Ralph and Bertha (Schaller) Britten at the family farmhouse at Britten's Turkey Farm.
She married Robert Heslup on September 23, 1945, two weeks after his return from service during World War II.
Swing dancers and lovers of the Big Band sound, Mr. and Mrs. Heslup spent many years dancing their Saturday nights away at D.C. Ranch in Perrysburg.
She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1939, the year of the historic World's Fair in New York City, the destination of her senior class trip. After that, she attended Bowling Green State Teacher's College and after receiving her certificate, began teaching at Glenwood Elementary School, a Perrysburg school at the time.
After a 16-year teaching hiatus in order to stay at home with her three children, she returned to BGSU and earned her bachelor's degree in education, and returned to teaching first and second graders at Elm Street (later named Toth) Elementary, marking a 25 year teaching career in total.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Perrysburg. An avid sewer and quilter, she belonged to a local sewing club that met for more than 50 years. She also was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
Ms. Heslup is survived by her children, Scott (Karen) Heslup, Shelly (Richard) Fitzhugh of O'Fallon, Illinois, and John (Susan) Heslup of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Carrie Fitzhugh, Jeremy Heslup, Alison Heslup and Ian Heslup. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; grandson, John Fitzhugh; sister, Arthella Liebherr, and brother, Richard Britten.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. David Good officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg.


HERBERT RETTIG

Herbert Iden Rettig, 90, of Marietta, Ohio, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Friday, September 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born on December 20, 1920, in Holgate, Ohio, to Iden and Hildegard Badenhop Rettig.
Mr. Rettig was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the Army 355th Corps of Engineers, from 1942 to 1945. He married Mary Louise Berry Rettig on October 8, 1946, in St. Anthony, Michigan. He was a CPA, with a private practice in Perrysburg, retiring in 1994.
Mr. Rettig was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Marietta, and a former member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. He also was a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's, and was active in the 355th Corps of Engineers veterans group.
He is survived by his wife; children, Rebecca (Neal) Alvanos, of Jupiter, Florida, John (Joska) Rettig of Portland, Oregon, Laurie (Chris) Weibel of Guysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Bethany (Chad) Wright of Orlando, Florida, Sara Weibel of Youngstown, Viktoria Dijakovic of Hanoi, Vietnam, Kimberly Alvanos of Orlando, Ben Weibel of Athens, Ohio, and Esther Weibel of Guysville; great-grandson, Cade Wright of Orlando; brothers, James (Sandra) Rettig of Holgate, and Kendall Rettig of Napoleon, Ohio; sisters, Rutheda (Marvin) Smith of Holgate, Rosalyn Mullet of Holgate, and Linda (James) Grossman of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Marietta, with the Rev. Steven Mahaffey officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Arrangements were made by the Marietta Chapel of Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, Marietta.


MARGARET "LAMBIE" STOUT

Margaret Lamb "Lambie" Stout, 42, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, September 11, 2011. She was born in Toledo, on September 7, 1969, to Robert and Priscilla Guyton. She was a graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
After graduation, she returned to northwest Ohio to work for Westhaven and was later the director of major gifts for The United Way of Greater Toledo. She married Michael Stout in 2002, and their daughter Elizabeth was born in 2004.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. After her diagnosis, she left work to spend more time with her family. During her six-year battle with cancer she started her own business called Comfort Crunch. She made a gourmet trail mix that was inspired by a family recipe. During chemotherapy, the trail mix was often the only thing she could eat, which inspired her to share it with others.
Comfort Crunch is sold all over the world and it was featured on The Today Show. A portion of the proceeds are donated to cancer research projects.
During her lifetime, Ms. Stout was a member of the board of directors for a number of charitable organizations including the Toledo chapter of The Susan G. Komen Foundation and The Victory Center. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America and a former member of The Junior League of Toledo. She was a former member of The Vestry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Maumee, where she organized several community outreach programs to help those in need.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Stout; daughter, Elizabeth Stout; mother, Priscilla Schwier; stepfather, Frederick Schwier; brother, Robert "Chip" Guyton, and sister, Lissa Guyton. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Thomas Guyton, and grandparents, Edward and Prudence Lamb, Robert and Margaret Guyton.
A memorial service was held Friday, September 16, at St. PaulÕs Episcopal Church, Maumee. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church outreach programs, any cancer research program or to a charity of the donor's choice.


IRENE BREZINSKI

Irene M. Brezinski, 83, of Toledo, died Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Parkcliffe Community. She was born on April 10, 1928, in Toledo, to Walter and Jenie Grabarski. She married David Brezinski on June 29, 1957, in Toledo.
She attended Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1945, where she was active in the drama department, operettas, the Girls Athletic League and served as co-editor of the yearbook, Centripetal and was a senior class officer. She belonged to several clubs and guilds including, the Monogram Club, the Central Catholic Guild of Honor and the St. Helda Guild.
Before marriage, she worked as an executive secretary for Owens Illinois. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Sodality, the WLBC, the OnIzed Club and Brandywine Country Club. She was an accomplished seamstress as well as an accomplished golfer, once hitting a hole in one.
Ms. Brezinski is survived by her sons, Stephen (Julie) Brezinski of Westerville, Ohio, Andrew (Melissa) Brezinski of Madison, Alabama, and Thomas Brezinski of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle, Kendall, Klaire and Olivia, and sister, Alice (Roman) Wilczynski of Toledo. She was preceded in death by her husband, David and her son, John Brezinski.
A Scripture Service was held Monday, September 12, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited on Tuesday, September 13, at the funeral home, followed by a mass at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, Central Catholic High School or Independent Senior Hospice.


JOHN GATES

John E. Gates, of Perrysburg, died September 8, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on March 14, 1928 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and Ethel (Fritchey) Gates. He graduated from Huntingdon High School as class president and honor student. He then joined the Navy.
Following his discharge, he attended Juniata College and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. While at Juniata he met Martha Metz, whom he married in 1954.
Mr. Gates joined the Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation in 1952 as a general management trainee at the Newark, Ohio, plant. He began at the Newark plant as a shift supervisor prior to being named personnel director in 1959. After moving to the Toledo area in 1970, he became the manager of industrial relations and after a highly successful career he retired in 1990 as vice president, industrial relations.
Mr. Gates was always active in the communities in which he lived. He served as the chairman of PASA, president of the Perrysburg Exchange Club, president of the Portage Valley Men and Pastor's Association, eight years on the advisory Board for RSVP of Northwest Ohio, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 28. Despite these demands, he found time for youth-organizing and coaching a girls softball team, coaching Little League, and working with various area swim teams.
He was active at St. Paul's Church in Newark and Zoar Lutheran in Perrysburg. His service included teaching, lector, serving on several committees, and being elected as council president in both churches. He was on the committee that secured finances to construct 50 new assisted living units in Zoar's Abundant Life and subsequently served several years on its board of trustees.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha Kathryn; daughter, Joyce (Michael) DeVito; son, John (Heather) Gates; grandchildren, Jocelyn Gates and John David DeVito; sisters, Mary Jane (William) McCaferty, Dorothy Brouse and Helen (George) Lightner, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, John Gates Jr.; brothers, Joseph Carl Gates and Thomas Gates; brother-in-law, Roy Brouse, and sister-in-law, Jean Morgan.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 13, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


FLORENCE ROBERTS

Florence Ruby Roberts, 91, of Bradenton, Florida, died September 1, 2011. Florence grew up on Glenwood Road in Perrysburg, She married her high school sweetheart, Dallas Roberts, in 1940, and together they had four children.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts moved to Bradenton, Florida, in 1973. Mrs. Roberts enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, sewing, watching the Tampa Bay Rays baseball with her husband and reminiscing about her hometown of Perrysburg.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Dallas; daughters, Pat (Jerry) Lovejoy; Carol (Ken) Meyer; Terri (Tom) Nackid; son, Ken (Patti) Roberts; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and sister, May Waynar. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Debbie (Lovejoy) Pressly.
Interment will be held at a later date in Fort Meigs Crematory Garden, Perrysburg.


ROBERT SARVER

Robert E. Sarver, 97, of Little Torch Key, Florida, and formerly of Perrysburg, died September 2, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on December 4, 1913, in Perrysburg, to Grant and Beulah (Davidson) Sarver. He was married to Ruth Eckhardt.
Mr. Sarver attended Perrysburg High School, where he participated in football. He was an avid pilot, belonging to the Flying Sarver Brothers before joining the Army and teaching flying. He enjoyed swimming and boating as well as hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Richard (Joyce) Sarver Sr.; grandchildren, Richard (Laura) Sarver Jr., Tammy Sue (Todd) Roberts, Stephanie (Walt) Bubolatz, Robin Sue (Chip) Holst, Jane Marie Hayward, Lynda (David) Parks, Brian (Lynn) Hufford, Anita (Robert) Kolvey, and Lisa Jones, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Shirley Sue, and brothers, Roger, Forrest, James and Drexel Sarver.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


MATTHEW BYRD

Matthew David Byrd was born at 4:32 a.m. and died at 5:19 a.m. on August 27, 2011.
He was born at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Steven and Rebecca Byrd of Perrysburg. Sadly, Matthew was born with multiple conditions which limited his life with us on earth. Our brief time with Matthew was a gift from God, and we know that right now Matthew is in Heaven. While this time is so difficult, we rejoice in the fact that our son is in the arms of God, and he is perfect in Heaven.
Matthew is survived by his parents; brother, Jacob Bilger; sister, Elyza Byrd; grandparents, Michael and Cynthia Hess, Catherine and Keith Horn, Michael DeShetler and Keith Bechtel; great-grandparents, The Rev. Ray and Catherine Altman, Mary Lou Bauer and Tom McGrew, and Willa DeShetler; aunts, Kerri DeShetler, Laura DeShetler, Lori Hess and Victoria Hess, and uncles, Jerald Shaffer and Michael DeShetler Jr. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Bechtel, and uncle, Gregory DeShetler.


JOHN HARDESTY

John William Hardesty, 62, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Umatilla, Florida. He was born in Toledo on November 23, 1948. He was a 1966 graduate of Perrysburg High School.
Mr. Hardesty is survived by his sons, Jay (Laura) Hardesty of London, Ohio, Jeffrey (Michelle) Hardesty of Tonasket, Washington; grandchildren, Madison, Hunter, Caeleb, Skylar and Connor, and siblings, Jim (Sue) Hardesty of Toms River, New Jersey, and Jeff (Maryly) Hardesty of Sylvania, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Hardesty and Dorothy Trumbull Hardesty.


BETTY McLAIN

Betty J. (Jacobs) McLain, 88, of Perrysburg, died August 29, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania.
She is survived by her husband, Claud; daughters, Grace (Jack) Miller and Sue (Jim) Orth; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Alma Rietz, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held September 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Maison- Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee. Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Toledo.


JOHN DAVID SCHOLLE

John David A. Scholle, 46, died August 20 in his Clearwater, Florida, home. He was born in Toledo, to John and Charlotte ÒJeriÓ (Giaimo) Scholle on April 16, 1965. He graduated from Perrysburg High school in 1983 and from Owens Technical College in 1988. He moved to Florida and lived in several different areas, including Key West and South Beach. While in South Beach, he worked as a security screener for TSA. He returned home to visit and head to Cedar Point several times a year.
Mr. Scholle is survived by his mother, Jeri of Perrysburg; sisters, Kris (Cliff) Hart of Bowling Green, Dawn Scholle of Ann Arbor, Michigan; brother, Craig (Cheryl) Scholle of Richmond Hill, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Chris (Andrea) and Emily of Savannah, Georgia, Katie and Hunter of Richmond Hill, and Alexis, Cliff, John and Anthony Hart of Bowling Green. He was preceded in death by his partner of nearly 20 years, Kevin Marshall; father, John, and grandparents, John and Emma Scholle and Anthony and Irene Giaimo.
A celebration of life with family and friends will be held Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m., in Schaller Memorial, 130 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


 

KAREN ASH

Karen Kay Ash, 43, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on October 27, 1967, to Kenneth and Laura (Griffin) Brown. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1986, and continued her education at Heidelberg College, where in 1990 she received her degree in elementary education. She married her high school sweetheart, Mark Ash, in Bloomville, Ohio, on August 12, 1989. For the past 20 years Karen has taught at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg.
Ms. Ash is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Brandon; daughter, Emily; parents; brothers, Ron (Stephanie) Brown of Upper Sandusky, Jeff (Marjorie) Brown of Castle Rock, Colorado, Jim (Jennifer) Brown of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Kenny Brown of Tiffin; sisters, Marjorie (Craig) Allarding of Rockledge, Florida, and Kim (Rick) Long of Bloomville, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Thursday, September 1, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, September 2, in Grace United Methodist Church, 601 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to the Toledo Hospital Foundation (Oncology), 2042 North Cove Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43606.


LOUISE DAUBERT

Louise C. Daubert, 95, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Otterbein of PerrysburgÐ Avalon. She was born on March 26, 1916, in Nathalie, Virginia, to James and Sallie "Frenchie" Crews. She enjoyed being out in the sun, flowers and gardening.
She is survived by her children, Anita (Robert) Montgomery of Perrysburg, and Gary (Carol) Martin of Thornwood, New York; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in New York. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein of Perrysburg.


STEVEN ELLERSICK

Steven E. Ellersick, 58, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born October 3, 1952, to Eugene and Audrey (Leslie) Ellersick in St. Louis, Missouri, where on April 9, 1976, he married Patricia Freiberger.
He began his lifelong career in computer programming with Sunnen Corp., working with his father and brother and in 1986, after his graduation from Washington University with a bachelor of science degree in computer science, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for Honeywell. For the past 17 years, he was employed with Pilkington as a global EDI supervisor.
In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors hiking and camping while leading the Boy Scouts of America. He was a gifted artist and musician who enjoyed photography, oil painting, playing the guitar and drums.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Tricia" Ellersick; son, Chris (Laura) Ellersick of Phoenix, Arizona; daughters, Linda (Anthony Kranz) Ellersick of Missoula, Montana, and Sarah (Andrew) Marshall of Perrysburg; mother, Audrey Ellersick, and brother, David (Pat) Ellersick, all of St. Louis.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
The family requests that friends and family honor Mr. Ellersick's spirit by carrying on his legacy of spreading random acts of kindness and words of encouragement to others.


EUGENIA HAHN

Eugenia C. Hahn, 90, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Heartland of Waterville. She was born on July 12, 1921, in Toledo, to Joseph and Eugenia (Dersch) Rapp. She married Charles "Junie" Hahn in Toledo on February 5, 1949. She was a graduate of Central High School and worked at Way Public Library in Perrysburg. She also was a real estate agent working with Sargent Realty, Valleybrook Realty, and Plantation Realty. She was a former volunteer at St. Rose School in Perrysburg.
Ms. Hahn enjoyed going for walks, taking scenic drives in the country, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. After retiring, she and her husband enjoyed traveling. They visited many different countries, including China, Japan and Indonesia.
Ms. Hahn is survived by her children, James (Rosemary) Hahn of Grandville, Michigan, Joan (Robert) Fechter of Perrysburg, Charles (Sue) Hahn of Santa Cruz, California, Thomas Hahn of Perrysburg, and Karen (Timothy) Kistner of Liberty Center; grandchildren, Kimberley Fechter, Drew (Ashley) Hahn, Nicole Connell, Alissa Hahn, Alexander Hahn, Jake Kistner, Madalyn Kistner and Lucas Hahn; brothers, Alexander Rapp, Joseph Rapp, John (Donna) Rapp and Charles (Charlotte) Rapp; sisters, Adela Tremp and Mary (Donald) Frick, all of Toledo, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on March 22, 2011. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Eugene Rapp and Ronald Rapp, and a sister, Mary Ann Rapp.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.


DOROTHY KASER

Dorothy M. Kaser, 98, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, in the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born in Walbridge, Ohio, on January 9, 1913, to Consider and Martha (Stormer) Herrington. She married Dale Kaser on January 6, 1931. She was a member of Lakewood Church of the Brethren.
Ms. Kaser is survived by her daughters, Martha Wilson of Yakima, Washington, and Viola Young of Perrysburg; son, Glenn (Carla) Kaser of Lihue, Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-stepgrandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and brother, Chester Herrington of Pemberville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, on September 9, 1988; son, James Kaser; brothers, Frederick and Horace Herrington, and sister, Viola Brunner.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, at the Lakewood Church of the Brethren, Millbury, with the Rev. Joseph Routh officiating. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Lakewood Church of the Brethren, 27009 Lemoyne Road, Millbury, Ohio.


JOAN PAVLICA

Joan K. Pavlica, 62, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She was born on January 9, 1949, in Toledo, to Paul and Stella (Peltz) Pavlica. She was a 1967 graduate of Rossford High School. Following graduation, she became a certified nursing assistant and was an employee of the Toledo Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. She was an avid fan of Rossford High School and University of Toledo basketball and football and enjoyed attending the games.
Ms. Pavlica is survived by her sister, Margaret "Meg," and brother in-law, Dr. Neal Thornberry of Monterey, California, and many cousins.
There will be no visitation and funeral services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.


EVELYN RICHARDSON

Evelyn Mae Richardson, 92, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at her home. She was born March 27, 1919, in Perrysburg, to George and Myrtle (Alden) Ulrich. She married Marvin Richardson on April 9, 1944, in Perrysburg.
Ms. Richardson was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed sewing and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
She is survived by her children, Deanna (Stuart) Frost and Douglas (Micki Greenberg) Richardson; grandchildren, William (Gina) Frost and Rachel (Michael) Hitt and three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Stephanie and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, in 1977.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Kerry Wood officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, or Grace United Methodist Church.


CHAD WAKEFIELD

Chad Thomas Wakefield, 27, died August 25, 2011. He lived in Cincinnati, Perrysburg and Akron, Ohio.
He was a 2002 graduate of Perrysburg High School, and was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed off-roading in his Jeep and four-wheeler.
He is survived by his parents, Sandi Wakefield of Akron, and Gregory Wakefield of Lewisville Texas; sister, Kendra Fonteyne of Okinawa, Japan, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
There will be no visitation. An immediate family service is being held. Arrangements were made by the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Akron. 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg Ohio 44087.


DENNIS ADDY

Dennis P. Addy, 54, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born March 7, 1957, in Lancaster, California, to Dale Addy and Delores (Silliman) Haas. He married Pam Sheeks on January 19, 1985, in Perrysburg.
He currently worked as a farmer and as a sales clerk at Roeder Racing in Monroeville, Michigan. He was a member of the Perrysburg Masonic Phoenix Lodge and The Scottish Rite. He enjoyed farming and boating and his motorcycle.
Mr. Addy is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Stephany Addy and Dennis Jr. "D.J." (special friend, Jamie Kile); mother; sister, Debbie (Tom) Zogaib; niece, Jessica Zogaib; nephew, Joe (Marie) Zogaib, and niece-in-law, Lila Zogaib. He was preceded in death by his father; mother and father-in-law, Helen and Dallas Sheeks, and nephew, Jason Zogaib.
A Masonic service was held Sunday, August 21, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Monday, August 22, in the funeral home with the Rev. Kerry Wood officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

John Scott Campbell, 58, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. He was born, the oldest of four children, on July 25, 1953, in Toledo, to John and Joanne (Herron) Campbell. On October 6, 1989, he married Kathy Schroeder. He attended Waite High School and later moved to Genoa and graduated from Genoa Area High School in 1971. He was employed as a boilermaker with Union #85 and retired July 29, 2011.
Mr. Campbell enjoyed camping and traveling, but most of all he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson with his wife, across country. He also was a H.O.G. member.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; mother, Joanne Campbell; sister, Kim (Kevin) Youster; brothers, Steve (Karen), Rick (Anne); aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 18, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


ROGER DORN

Roger C. Dorn, 90, of Perrysburg, died Friday, August 19, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on February 21, 1921, in West Jeffersonville, Ohio, to Raymond and Donna (Carr) Dorn.
Mr. Dorn graduated from Columbus North High School and attended The Ohio State University. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943, where he became a bomber navigator in the Air Corps and rose to the rank of captain. He served in Italy, accomplishing 52 missions. When the war ended, he was selected to fly photographic missions for the atomic bomb tests on the Atoll Bikini. He was awarded the air medal and distinguished flying cross. Prior to going overseas, Mr. Dorn married Susan Mae Ruth on August 11, 1943.
After the war, the Dorns soon moved back to Columbus and Mr. Dorn became employed by Copco Papers. The family then moved to Maumee, Ohio, where Mr. Dorn was the VP general manager of CopcoÕs Toledo branch. He remained with Copco for more than 32 years, moving to Perrysburg in 1958. In 1977, Mr. and Mrs. Dorn started Perrysburg Office Supply Co. until 1990, when they sold the business and their home and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where they had many friends and enjoyed their church and the water.
In 2001, they moved back to Perrysburg to be close to their family. Mr. Dorn was an active member of the Maumee, Perrysburg, and Hilton Head Presbyterian churches serving as an usher and elder, and had also served in the session and on many committees. He was active in the community and was an active member of the National Exchange Club and the Toledo Sales and Marketing Association. He was a founding member of Elm House in Perrysburg and also volunteered at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family, and was a proud Buckeye.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Robert Dorn of Bowling Green, Ohio; daughters, Carol (Douglas) Dean of Oregon, Ohio, and Nancy (Robb) Gates of Perrysburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, G. Neal Dorn.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Second Street in Perrysburg. Burial services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Perrysburg Presbyterian Church Missions or to the Wood Lane Residential Services, 545 Pearl Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


JACK GALLIERS

Jack W. Galliers, 92, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo on October 13, 1918, to Theodore and Faith (Dearing) Galliers. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School and attended the University of Toledo for three years. In September of 1939, he went to work in the mailroom of Libby Glass and was there until August 1954, when he was chief clerk of the cost, payroll and bonus departments. During that period he was on military leave for four years, enlisting as a private in the Army Air Corps in December 1941, and was released in December 1945 with the rank of major. In March of 1947, he married Joan Breyfogle in Toledo.
In 1954 he joined Picton-Cavannaugh Insurance Agency as office manager and accountant and was later promoted to account executive and treasurer. He retired in 1976.
He is survived by his daughters, Julie Galliers (Luis Polo) of Cadiz, Spain, Deborah Galliers of Perrysburg, and Suzanne (Jeffrey) Wittneben of Beavercreek, Ohio; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Brandi) Brown of Toledo, Michelle (Wade) Dunlap of Dover, Ohio, Jeffrey Wittneben of Beavercreek, Benjamin (Aya) Wittneben of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and Joseph Wittneben of Beavercreek; great-grandchildren, Johna Brown and Ocean and Oakes Wittneben, and sister, Bette Mell of Summit, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Galliers, in 1962.
In honoring his wishes, there were no visitation or local services. The family is planning private services in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


BARBARA HILL

Barbara Jean Hill, 79, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born March 31, 1932, in Toledo, to Carl and Esther (Ross) Ahleman. She married Bruce Hill and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Ms. Hill was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She volunteered at Findlay (Blanchard Valley) Hospital and also volunteered at church schools and care facilities.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Dave) Mowry, Diane Hill, Linda (Mark) Vermillion; grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Lauryn, Alyssa, Alex, Austin, Matthew (Alicia) and Ana; sister, Lois Christlieb and sister-in-law, Mary (Neil) McPhail.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


MARY ROGGE

Mary J. Rogge, 86, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on March 12, 1925, to Harry and Hazel (Barrick) Stanford in Perrysburg, Ohio. She married Henry Rogge on June 5, 1943.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening, as well as knitting. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ms. Rogge is survived by her sons, Scott and Jeff Rogge; grandchildren, Wesley (Mindy) Rogge, Alex (Elaine) Rogge and Brad Rogge; great-grandchildren, Jake, Ben, Hannah and Emma, and sister, Gloria Madden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; son, James Rogge; six brothers and two sisters.
Friends are invited to a gathering on Sunday, August 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The American Heart Association.


WILLIAM WELSH

William John "B.J." Welsh, 55, died August 16, 2011, in Salt Lake City Utah. He was born March 26, 1955, to William and Estrid Welsh, in Perrysburg. He attended the Perrysburg Schools and graduated from Perrysburg High School.
He married Beverly Mossing who preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Melissa, Drew and Riley, and grandchildren. Olivia and Paul, all of Salt Lake City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and William, and Carol and Richard Amendola; sister, Lynne Cordova; nieces, Molly Smith and Alyssa Umbel, and nephew, Matthew Amendola; aunt, Jane Anson, and numerous cousins.
Mr. Welsh and his family appreciated his Perrysburg High School classmates and friends who maintained contact with him in his later years.
A service was held Saturday, August 20, at the Living Way Church in Salt Lake City.


 

GRACE HALL

Grace Fenella Hall died August 9, 2011. She was born March 27, 2011, in Sylvania, Ohio, with an undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and was air lifted to the Holden NICU at the University of Michigan.
She overcame many obstacles such as surviving ECMO life support, numerous surgeries, serious complications and illnesses. Eventually she was able to breathe with only the assistance of delivered oxygen, despite her severe pulmonary hypertension.
She was a happy and loving baby who enjoyed being cuddled.
She is survived by her mother, Miranda Hall; father, Adam Hall, and three brothers.
A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, August 16, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial donations may be made to the family or the University of Michigan CDH Research Fund.


KENNETH LUSHER

Kenneth G. Lusher, 89, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Perrysburg Township on May 12, 1922, to Elmer and Frances (Vetter) Lusher. He attended Perrysburg High School, graduating in 1940. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland. He graduated from Case in 1943 with a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Having joined the United States Navy prior to graduation, he then attended MidshipmanÕs School at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was commissioned an ensign.
Mr. Lusher was assigned as an engineer aboard the USS-LST 938 and spent most of the next two years in the Pacific. He participated in invasions in the Philippines and Borneo and traveled extensively in the Pacific, including trips to Japan, China and Australia.
Returning home in 1946, he was discharged from the Navy and accepted an offer as an instructor of Thermodynamics at Case. He later was a member of the engineering staff at Glass Fibers, Inc. in Waterville. From 1950 to 1954, he worked in the Engineering Department at Sun Oil Co. In 1954, he joined Owens-Illinois at the Technical Center. His last project before retirement was in the development of plasma panels for flat screen televisions. He holds 14 U.S. patents and authored three published technical papers. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts and a Professional Engineer of Ohio.
He married Margaret Kamps on July 22, 1950, and then built their home in Perrysburg where they lived for 42 years. In 1961, he purchased a travel trailer and traveled extensively with his family throughout the United States and Canada. In 1993, he and his wife purchased a winter home near Fort Myers, Florida, where they spent 12 winters golfing, relaxing and entertaining family and friends. He was a member of the Heron's Glen Country Club and Tangle Wood Golf Club and was proud of scoring a hole-in-one in his favorite game.
Mr. Lusher was a lifelong member of Zoar Lutheran Church, where he served on church council in various capacities. He was active in scouting, serving as cubmaster and neighborhood commissioner.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Lusher; daughter, Nancy (Jeff) Kramer of Monclova Township; sons, Bradley (Elaine) Lusher of Pleasanton, California, and Dean (Patti) Lusher of Waterville; grandchildren, Matt (Susie) Kramer, Lauren (Perry) Seal, Andrew Lusher, and Corrine and Camille Lusher, and great-grandchildren, Max and Leah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 16, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be given to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


MAUREEN NYGARD

Maureen E. Nygard, 51, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born June 9, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, to James and Monica (Duignan) Noetzel. She graduated from Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and earned her bachelor of nursing degree from Mercy College of Detroit.
She married John Nygard on October 15, 1983, at The Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home Chapel in Detroit.
Mrs. Nygard worked as a nurse for Children's Hospital in Detroit and the last years of her life, devoted herself to her family and the Perrysburg Community. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was treasurer of the United States Air Force Academy Parents Club of Northwest Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, John; children, John Nygard, Thomas Nygard and Rose Nygard; father and step-mother, James (Vangie) Noetzel; sister, Mary Lazzara; brothers, Jim Noetzel, Terry (Jo) Noetzel, Paul (Sharon) Noetzel, Steve (Kelly) Noetzel, Rick Noetzel, Rob (Tracy) Noetzel; mother-in-law, Mary Nygard; brothers- and-sisters in law, Diane (Dennis)Wisniewski, Pat (Ron) Simpson, Kathy (Wayne) Henson, Jim (Andrea) Nygard, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, father-in-law, Harry Nygard and brother-in-law, Greg Nygard.
Scripture and Knights of Columbus services were held Saturday, August 13, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Monday, August 15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade Donation, P.O. Box 1073, Rye, New York 10583.


KATHY SCHIMMEL

Kathy M. (Campbell) Schimmel, 65, of Perrysburg Township, died Friday, August 5, 2011, in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, to Garrett and Harriett (Siemientkowski) Belanski.
Her working career began at Villa North as a nurses aide, followed by several years with the Hotel and Restaurant Employee Union Local 84 and Performance Manufacturing, retiring from Owens Community and Technical College food service.
As a full-time homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and decorating cakes for numerous family events.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Schimmel; children, Lorie Davis, John (Kelly) Campbell Jr., Debbie (Joseph) Nudi, Vickie (Rick) Vermilyea, Connie (Jeff) Szymanski, Christy (Dan) McNalley, Tiffany (Jay) Tegtmeier and Ryan (Amy) Schimmel; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Barbara (Bill) Schlauch and Cheryl (Floyd) Baker, sisters-in-law, Shirley (Calvin) McAnally and Gloria (John) Gurtzweiler. She was preceded in death by her parents, and uncle, Louis Siemientkowski.
Services were held Tuesday, August 9, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Hedwig Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC) Cleveland, Ohio.


RUTH CALDWELL

Ruth Emma Caldwell, 97, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born August 30, 1913, in Perrysburg, to Oscar and Lullia (Snyder) Schramm. She married Ralph Caldwell on June 9, 1935, at Zoar Lutheran Church.
Ms. Caldwell was a cafeteria supervisor for Perrysburg High School for 25 years and later worked at Cofes Donut Shop and WendyÕs.
She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Diana Maybin; son-in-law, Rolland Emch Jr.; grandchildren, Cindy (Joe) Stockwell, Randi (Boon) McNamee, Rick (Kathy) Emch, Mike (Patti) Emch, Scott (Cindy) Emch, Lynette (Tim) Borgmann, Greg Pasquale, Perri (Chester) Moreland, Jon Pasquale, Brad Pasquale, Dawn Warren, Earl Wintersmith, Jr.; special great-grandchildren, Jason McNamee and Tricia Williamson; 25 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on April 14, 1973. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Emch; grandson, Brian Pasquale; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Emch, and sisters, Helen Artz and Gladys Zieman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 31, at Zoar Lutheran Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


MYRA MAGRUM

Myra L. (Trowbridge) Magrum, 92, of the Marblehead-Lakeside, Ohio, and formerly of Five Point Road in Perrysburg, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Otterbein North Shore in Lakeside. She was born in Perrysburg, to George and Barbara (Hasel) Trowbridge. She married May 14, 1938, at St. Rose Church in Perrysburg, to Paul Magrum.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed all types of needlework including crocheting, embroidering and crewling. She also was an avid gardener.
Ms. Magrum is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Garvin of Sylvania, Marie (Robert) Fix of Oregon, Ruth (James) Gresh of Marblehead and Barbara (Michael) Gresh of Marblehead; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, on January 28, 1964. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Urban Trowbridge; sister, Hazel Hasel, and son-in-law, J. Terrance Garvin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 1, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Fire Department or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.


PAUL NISSEN

Paul F. Nissen, 76, died July 26, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born November 7, 1934, in Perrysburg, to Andrew and Alice (Brockschmidt) Nissen.
He worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford as a glass cutter for 34 years. He enjoyed mowing yards and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Slinker Nissen; daughters, Michelle (Bob) Fritz and Yvonne (John) Balderas; grandchildren, Amanda and Bryan Fritz and Michaela Balderas, and sisters, Carole (Art) Watson and Janet (Jim) Hagemeyer.
A celebration of life and memorial services were held Friday, July 29, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


JAMES WILSON

James Patrick Wilson, 72, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, died Friday, July 29, 2011, in the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was a 1957 graduate of Perrysburg High School. Mr. Wilson was employed by Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford, for 31 years, 17 of which were in the Mold Shop, retiring November 1, 1995. He also was a member of St. Rose Parish, Maumee Elks and the Rossford Eagles.
Mr. Wilson was a longtime fan and booster of Perrysburg athletics. He was a 1956 all conference member of the Yellow Jacket football team. In the early 1970s, he was a founding assistant coach of the Perrysburg Big Red football, now known as the Big Gold football program. Later in life he enjoyed watching the athletic accomplishments of his grandchildren, Tanner and Jamie Wilson.
He is survived by his sons, David (Kelly) Wilson and Gary Wilson; stepson, Michael Young; stepdaughter, Shelly (Ed) Young; grandchildren, Tanner and Jamie Wilson; stepgrandchildren, Adison and Macie Czerniak and Sierra, Joshua and Nicholas Young, and sisters, Mary Hunyor and Dorothy Frankforther. He was preceded in death by his wives, Joyce Wilson and Roslyn Wilson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2, at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


BRIAN GRAVES

Brian S. Graves, 56, died recently in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Toledo on January 4, 1955, to Howard and Sharon (Powell) Graves. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Dahlgren. He married Lisa Finley on September 29, 1978.
Mr. Graves worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, retiring in 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa; daughter, Libby; parents, and brother, Howard.
A memorial mass will be held Friday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, in Perrysburg, with Monsignor Borger officiating. Burial will be private.


CHESTER ROWE

Chester A. Rowe, 91, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at The Manor of Perrysburg. He was born May 20, 1920, in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, to Ballard and Pearl (Bingham) Rowe. He married Audrey McSurely on April 4, 1941, in Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
Mr. Rowe was a heavy equipment operator for Bentley and Company for 50 years. He was a member of Hope in Christ Community Church in Perrysburg. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. He was proud member of International Union of Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18.
He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Moline, Diana Bakies and Rita (Bob) Materni; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Charles Rowe and James (Sue) Rowe.He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey, on March 23, 2005. He also was preceded in death by his sons, Nickey and Eddie; daughter, Jennifer; one sister and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 22, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope in Christ Community Church In Perrysburg.


MARIAN ST. AUBIN

Marian E. St. Aubin, 89, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Swan Point. She was born January 29, 1922, in Fremont, Ohio, to James and Mabelle (Tyson) Snyder. She married William St. Aubin on June 21, 1961.
She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. She was a volunteer at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, an avid reader, and she enjoyed painting. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Brooke (Lawrence) St. Aubin-Tarbox; stepdaughter, Sherry (Rick) Supinski; grandchildren, Adam Tarbox, Grayson (Amber) Tarbox, Drew (Joseph) Hausen and Morgan (Adam) Petty; step-grandchildren, Jesse (Stephanie) Garcia and Daniel Supinski, and great-grandchild, Aidan Hausen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on April 25, 1996. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Thaddeus Bocian, and sister, Marcele Warner.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow, July 28, at 6 p.m., at The Family Life Center at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg 43551.


DR. BERNARD STERNSHER

Dr. Bernard Sternsher, 86, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Perrysburg. He was born on March 3, 1925, in Fall River, Massachusetts to Nathan and Eleanor (Bernard) Sternsher. He married Carol Edwards in Rochester, New York, on August 26, 1961.
Dr. Sternsher enrolled at the University of Alabama in 1942, and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1949. His undergraduate education was interrupted by service from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Coast Guard, from which he was honorably discharged as a sonarman third class, having received the American Theater, Asiatic, Philippine and Victory Ribbons.
He earned a master's degree in history in 1950 and a Ph.D. in 1957 from Boston University. His graduate studies were interrupted by employment in the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C. from 1950 to 1952.
Dr. Sternsher taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 1956-1961, Seton Hall University, 1961-1969, and Bowling Green State University, 1969-1992. He was a member of several academic honorary societies including Phi Beta Kappa, recipient in 1989 of the title University Professor (later changed to Distinguished University Professor), and winner in 1966 of the Phi Alpha Theta Book Prize. In 1996, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Ohio Academy of History for his career-long contributions to the field of history.
Dr. Sternsher was active in the Wood County Democratic Party beginning in 1970. One of his avocations, besides rooting for the Boston Red Sox, was reading about the Battle of Britain, which he supplemented in 1990 with a visit to London to attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of that historic clash. In recent years he has researched and gathered memorabilia concerning the sinking in September 1944 off Cape Hatteras, in a hurricane, of his ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Jackson, and the ultimate fate of U-518, a U-boat which the Jackson and several other ships were seeking after it torpedoed but failed to sink a Liberty Ship. Dr. Sternsher was one of 19 survivors out of the Jackson crew of 41. He was stationed with a patrol flotilla in the Philippines on Manicani, an island in Leyte Gulf from January 1945 to May 1946.
Dr. Sternsher is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Daniel (Judith Lowry), Clarksville, Ohio, and David of Phoenix, Arizona, and granddaughter, Miranda. He was preceded in death by his brother, David.
Friends and family will be received on Sunday, July 31, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., with a memorial service following the visitation at 2:30 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with Sr. Pastor Thomas George and Pastor David Thompson officiating. Dr. Gary Hess will perform the eulogy. Burial will be private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the Children's Ministry of Perrysburg Alliance Church.


 

RONALD MEIER

Ronald A. Meier, 65, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Toledo to John and Doris Meier on February 21, 1946, he graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1964, and the Ohio State University in 1969, with a master's degree in agricultural economics.
While at Ohio State he was chancellor of Alpha Zeta fraternity. He worked as the manager of the Lawn Fertilizer Division at The Anderson's prior to becoming the originating director of the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg. He married Janice Williams in 1968.
He served on the Board of Lott Industries, was president of the board of trustees of Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, and president of the board of directors of Portage Valley Retirement Center, overseeing their merger with Otterbein Retirement Living Community. He also co-founded the Portage Valley Plant Company with his business partner, Rick Bryan.
He is survived by his wife, Jan; sons David (Cathy) of Findlay, Ohio, and Mark (Kristin) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren, Nathan, Joshua, Jacob, Andrew, Stephen and Caroline; father, John Meier of Perrysburg; sister, Beverly Euler (Allyn) of Tontogany, Ohio, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris, and brother, Richard (Sally).
A memorial service was held Friday, July 15, at Grace United Methodist Church, Perrysburg. Private burial was in New Belleville Ridge-Dowling Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald A. Meier Scholarship Fund, c/o the Eastwood Educational Foundation, Inc. Eastwood Board of Education, 4800 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville, Ohio 43450.


 

CONSTANCE CÓRDOVA

Constance Z. (Zachman) Córdova, 90, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on December 1, 1920, in Toledo, to Ray and Rosalie (Maddy) Zachman.
She married Carlos Córdova on March 1, 1944. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning a bachelor's degree in education. She taught Headstart for 20 years, beginning with its inception. Prior to that, she taught nursery school in Perrysburg and Toledo as part of the war effort for working women taking the trolley car from Perrysburg to work.
She enjoyed traveling and, after retirement, made yearly trips to Ecuador, the homeland of her husband. They also traveled extensively to Europe. She dedicated her life to helping the poor.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carlos; children, Carlos "Andy" Córdova of Campbell, California, Carmen Córdova and Michael Daly of Bexley, Ohio, Cristina Córdova of Perrysburg, Cecilia (Jay) Richardson of Perrysburg, and Colette Córdova and Stephen Phillips of Toledo; grandchildren, Michelle Córdova of San Jose, California, Christopher Córdova of St. John's, New Foundland, Canada, Dushan Petrovich of New Haven, Connecticut, Urosh Petrovich of Bexley, Audrey Richardson of Washington, D.C., Tyler Richardson of Hilliard, Ohio, Clay Córdova of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chad Córdova of Princeton, New Jersey, and great-grandchild, Adeline Córdova of St. John's. She was preceded in death by her son, Colin Córdova; brothers, Roland and John Zachman, and sister, Virginia French.
A memorial service was held Sunday, July 10, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Private burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery, Perrysburg.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Heifer Foundation, Area Office on Aging Caregiver Support Program, the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


GLORIA EASTERWOOD

Gloria M. Caldwell-Easterwood, 72, of Chatham, Illinois, died July 9, 2011 at her home. She was born July 2, 1939, in Perrysburg, to Carlton and Margarete Hallier Caldwell.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Tom Easterwood; children, Guy (Crystal) Easterwood of Bloomington, Illinois, Peggy (Jerry) Ortman of Springfield, Illinois, and Garth (Karen) Easterwood of Anna, Texas; six grandchildren, and brother, Garth Caldwell. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Gale and Grant Caldwell, and sister, Peggy Caldwell Kazmaier.
At her request, no service will be held.
Memorials can be made to charity of the donor's choice.


PAUL GREGOR

Paul A. Gregor died June 22, 2011, while under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was the second son born to Anthony and Anna (Appt) Gregor on a farm in Perrysburg, on August 20, 1932. While attending Rossford High School, where he was a star football player, he met his future wife Helen (Pupik) Gregor, the head majorette. They were married on September 13, 1952.
Mr. Gregor served honorably during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Marine Corps. 1st Division FMF, 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, Baker Company. He obtained the rank of corporal upon discharge, being wounded twice at the 38th parallel, he received the Purple Heart. Upon his discharge, he was honored with a parade as being the first soldier from Rossford to return home from active duty.
He worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford at the Rossford Plant #6 in the box shop for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Rossford American Legion Post 533 and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council at the former Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Rossford.
Mr. Gregor is survived by his children, Michael, Barbara and Toni; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Robert; nieces; a nephew, and companion Marjory Toth. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, on November 20, 1966. He also was preceded in death by his brother, John, and grandson, Brian Wagoner, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
Following cremation, a Christian burial with military honors was held Friday, July 8, at Calvary Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Leyland officiating. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ROBERT HALBERT

Robert "Bob" Charles Halbert, 79, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at Kingston in Perrysburg. He was born November 3, 1931, in Perrysburg, to Glenn and Rhea (Agee) Halbert. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1951, and was drafted into the United States Army in 1952, and served in the Korean War. He married Marilyn Moser on September 15, 1956, in Perrysburg.
Mr. Halbert was a mason contractor for several years and then became a sales representative with Tri County Block & Brick, retiring December 1999. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He also liked fishing and the Ohio State Buckeyes. His greatest passion was his family; especially his grandchildren, never missing their sporting events.
Mr. Halbert is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Robin (Tom) Stange and Randi (Keith) Schlumbohm; grandchildren, Matt, Kyle, Brent and Hannah, and sister, Roxann (Jack) Baker. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roland "Mick" Halbert.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, at the Witzer-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, Kingston of Perrysburg or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


NANCY RAYFIELD

Nancy Faye Rayfield, 81, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at St. LukeÕs Hospital. She was born May 3, 1930, in Lyons, Illinois, to Hubert and Clara (Adams) Shortt. She married Robert Rayfield on December 17, 1949.
Ms. Rayfield was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Lesterville, Missouri, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her sons, R. Regan (Cheryl) Rayfield of Maumee, and Robin (Stephanie) Rayfield of Delta, Ohio; grandchildren, Grant (Brenda), Garrett (Meghan), Ryan, Reid and Ross; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Alexis; sister, Lois Peterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in April 2003; brother, Carroll Shortt and brother-in-law, Vernon Peterson.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. David Vinciguerra officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.


BETTY STUDER

Betty Zoe Studer, 88, of Waterford Commons in Perrysburg, died July 4, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born December 13, 1922, in Metamora, Ohio, to Sarah Jo and Ezra Vershum. She married Ed Studer on June 27, 1942, before he entered the Navy. After a long separation during World War II, they moved to different cities for his employment, where Mrs. Studer made many lasting friendships.
She enjoyed being with her family, celebrating holidays and birthdays, playing cards, and making her famous Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed visiting casinos, reading, shopping, and pet sitting.
Mrs. Studer is survived by her husband of 69 years, Ed; daughters, Annette (Dick) Sipp of Perrysburg, and Carole (Mike) Cultice of Springfield, Ohio; grandchildren Christine, M.D. (David, M.D.) Traul, Branden (Christy) Cultice, Ashley (Mike) Schibler, Ellen Sipp and Jorden Cultice, and great-grandchildren, Andrew and Lauren Traul.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 8, at Walter Funeral Home, Toledo. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4560 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614.


LOIS MILLER

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


CORNELIUS PHILLIPS

Cornelius Burus Phillips Jr., 81, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on November 16, 1929, to Cornelius and Naomi Phillips.
He was a 1947 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School and a 1951 graduate of DePauw University. Mr. Phillips was a decorated Korean War veteran, serving from January of 1952 to August of 1953. He enjoyed a career as a stockbroker, being on the water and driving his “big black cars.”
He is survived by his niece Sherri (Anderson) Sleight, her husband Rick and their children, Joshua and Zachary; and great niece, Sydney Sleight; niece, Holly (Anderson) Potere and her children; Logan, Griffin, Taylor and Kelsey, and friend, Marilyn McNamee. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife, Rita (Zeiler), in 2002.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, July 6, at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Old Newsboys, P.O. Box 2032, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or American Legion Post 28, 130 West Indiana, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


RICHARD YAGER

Richard J. Yager, 85, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born September 16, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mary (Pavletic) Yager.
He enjoyed playing the trumpet, Big Band music and swing dancing. He married Louise Ronk in Chicago’s St. Sabina’s Catholic Church on September 4, 1948.
Mr. Yager was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army in the Battle of the Bulge and elsewhere in the European Theatre. He worked for the Lily Tulip Cup Corporation and the Lily Division of Owens Illinois for 38 years, and was transferred throughout the country, making many lifelong friends along the way.
He was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg and a member of the VFW and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise; daughters, Carole (Ron) Buchanan of Perrysburg and Gayle (Mike) Bayer of Swanton; sister, Rita Yager of Oak Lawn, Illinois; sister-in-law, Elaine Yager of Oak Forest, Illinois, and four nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Yager.
A private funeral service was held Wednesday, June 29, with interment at St. Rose Cemetery, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


 

JOHN BERGMAN

John R. Bergman II, 97, of Perrysburg, died June 22, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was a World War II veteran who was part of the Normandy invasion and served in five campaigns during the war.
He worked as a supervisor at the USPS for many years, and also restored old houses. He enjoyed gardening, painting, building glass lamps and learning calligraphy.
At the age of 80, he learned to use a computer and frequently exchanged e-mails with friends around the world. A committed Detroit Tiger fan, he never missed a game, even up to the last week of his life.
Mr. Bergman is survived by his daughter, Kathryn, and son-in-law, Danny Housepian; sons, John Bergman III and William Bergman; granddaughters, Jaime Stiansen, Leigh Housepian, Bekah Amborski, and grandson, Major John Bergman IV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy.
Visitation was held June 24, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


ROBERT ELLO

Robert Stephen Ello, 86, of Oregon, Ohio, died Thursday, June 16, 2011. He was born April 6, 1925, in James City, Pennsylvania, to John and Mary (Durkovic) Ello. His family moved to Toledo in 1935.
He graduated from the former Macomber Vocational High School and made his career as a journeyman electrician at the Toledo Lakefront Docks. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service.
He was a long-standing member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 8.
As a young boy growing up in the hills of the Allegheny National Forest, he developed a respect for nature and the environment. As a young father, he introduced his children to nature and outdoor sporting activities, taking them on frequent forays to the country and to lakes.
He was proud of his Slovak heritage. He and his wife Theresa were affiliated with the Swiss Club of Toledo. As a young man, Mr. Ello was active in gymnastics at the Rossford Sokol Club.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Theresa (Opial); children, Judi Uhrman, Susan (Merle Pheasant), Rosemary (Alan) Mikesell, Patricia (Jess Russell) and Robert; grandchildren, Lauren and Melissa; sister-in-law, Anna Stolarik of Zilina, Slovakia, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 20, at All Saints Church, Rossford. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ELMER HOFBAUER

Elmer M. Hofbauer, 51, of Rossford, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on November 12, 1959, in Oregon, Ohio. He was a 1977 graduate of Rossford High School.
Mr. Hofbauer was a lifelong farmer who grew local produce and flowers. He owned and operated Elmer's Greenhouse in Perrysburg Township. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Mr. Hofbauer is survived by his companion, Kelli Schultz; children, Katelyn and Marty Hofbauer; brother, Glen Hofbauer, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol (Hanley) Hofbauer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment was private.


RICHARD VASCIK

Richard J. Vascik, 60, of Rossford, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. He was born on May 16, 1951, in Toledo, to Robert and Marie (Jakubec) Vascik Sr.
He was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School. Mr. Vascik served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as a staff sergeant during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged from service, he attended the Mercy School of Nursing, graduating in 1984 as a registered nurse. He was employed as an RN at Mercy St. Charles Hospital.
He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an active member of the Rossford Fire Department for the past 29 years and served as the chaplain for the Rossford Fire and Police departments and the Lucas County SheriffÕs office. He was the co-founder of the Rossford Fire Explorers Post 790 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council, the International Conference of Police Chaplains, the Federation of Fire Chaplains, where he served as president of the Ohio Chapter, and a member of the Rossford Fire Association.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, playing his guitar and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Vascik is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandra (Schnee) Vascik; children, Aaron (Mary) Vascik, Adrienne (Joseph) Stillwagon and Andrew (Mindy) Vascik; grandchildren, Audrey Vascik, Kendra Vascik, Jonathan Stillwagon, Mason Vascik, Brooklyn Vascik and Anya Stillwagon; mother, Marie Vascik; siblings, Robert (Shellie) Vascik, Jr., Mary (Art) Noel, Christine (Paul) Ernest and Constance Vascik, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
The Knights of Columbus held a Recitation of the Rosary on Wednesday, June 22, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Vigil Service and The Last Alarm was held Thursday, June 23, at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 24, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, bishop of Toledo, officiating. Interment was in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Oregon, Ohio.


 

FLORIAN KWAPICH

Florian "Floyd" T. Kwapich, 84, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on February 28, 1927, in Toledo, to John and Mary (Kasprzyk) Kwapich. He was a U.S. Marine veteran who served his country during World War II.
Mr. Kwapich had worked for Lindsay Foods for many years. He was a former member of St. Hyacinth Church, where he was a member of the men's choir. He was a current member of St. Rose Parish, the Logsdon-Walla Catholic War Vets Post 639, Przybylski American Legion Post 642 and a lifetime member of the St. Hyacinth Holy Name Society.
He was an avid Notre Dame fan and spent his retirement traveling the United States by motor home with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lottie (Bienko) Kwapich; children, Diane (Tom) Crawford, Cathy (Jerry) Meyer, Terri (Hai) Nguyen and Carolyn Kwapich-Fulton; grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Brian, Alex, Lauren and Justin; six great-grandchildren; brother, Theodore (Beatrice) Kwapich, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Kwapich.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held Friday, June 17, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


KENNETH McCLURE

Kenneth A. McClure, 81, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at The Manor at Perrysburg. He was born on January 23, 1930, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. McClure served as a vice president at Master Chemical Corporation, Perrysburg, for a number of years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Maumee. He had a passion for history, trains and bow ties. He was an avid skier, sailor and trap and skeet shooter.
He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Toledo Trap and Skeet. Many friends joined Mr. McClure and his wife, Myra, when they became U.S. citizens at Put-In-Bay on July 4, 2002.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife, Myra; son, Christopher (Helen) and daughter, Lisa of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Laura, Rosie and Gracie, and sister, Beverley Foster of Toronto, Canada.
A private family service was held. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.


RON REINHART

Ronald Henry Reinhart, 71, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Manor at Perrysburg. He was born March 6, 1940, in Pesotum, Illinois, to Paul and Anna (Ochs) Reinhart. He attended Urbana High School, and was a 1962 graduate of the University of Illinois, where he studied business management. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in the summer of 1965. He married Barbara O'Leary at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, on November 11, 1969.
For more than 31 years, Mr. Reinhart worked in management for Kellogg Sales Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, retiring as the Toledo district manager in May of 1998. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Perrysburg American Legion Post #28, and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
He was a professionally trained vocalist and shared his gift freely with many. He was privileged to sing at the graduation ceremonies at the University of Illinois, was a member of many choral organizations and enjoyed singing Karaoke, attending musicals and symphony events with his friends.
He is survived by his sister, Carol (James) Goetz of Decatur, Illinois; niece, Megan Goetz, and special friends, Don Smith and Beverly Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his brother, James.
In honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, with Father Joe Steinbauer officiating. Burial will be private in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society or Assistance Dogs of America.


TRUDIE SUTTER

Trudie Sutter, 94, died February 17, 2011, in Seneca, South Carolina, where she had lived since 2000 to be near her family. She was born Gertrude Elizabeth Carter in Bowling Green to Everett and Edith May Carter, a "Wood County First Family," in what is now the Carter-Loomis Family Farm, a Wood County Park on Carter Road. Carter Park, on Campbell Hill Road in Bowling Green, is named for her father, Everett.
She lived in Wood County her entire life before moving to South Carolina. She attended Zimmerman School and Bowling Green junior and high schools, graduating in 1933. After graduation, she went on to study cosmetology in Toledo, met and married Philip Sutter of Perrysburg, and moved there to raise their family.
She owned and operated her own beauty shop in Perrysburg, "Trudie's Beauty Studio," before she and her husband retired and moved back to Bowling Green. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Ms. Sutter is survived by her daughters, Sandie (Perry) Woodworth of Salem, South Carolina, Robin (Les) McMahan of Hudson, Florida, and Janice (Ray) Busnell of Huntsville, Alabama; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip, in 1988, and her sisters, Marguerite Carpenter and Sally Loomis.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 18, at First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, Bowling Green.


MARY WOODS

Mary L. Woods, 56, of Cripple Creek, Colorado, and formerly of Perrysburg, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born on October 4, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, to Edward and Helen Paul. She graduated from Orange Park High School in 1972. She married Dean Woods on June 11, 1983. They relocated to Cripple Creek after residing in Perrysburg for 29 years.
Mrs. Woods was employed at 4th Judicial District Court, Cripple Creek, and previously had worked for 30 years at Owens Corning. She enjoyed multiple outdoor activities with her husband, friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Dean, of Cripple Creek; sons, Josh Woods of Perrysburg, and Aaron Burwell of Orlando, Florida; sisters, Gayle Miller (Ron Goodman) and Jayne (John) Poplin of Denver, Colorado; brother-in-law, Jerry (Wendy) Woods; sister-in-law, Michele (Bill) McLuckie; many nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Donna Langley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial donations to support spinal cord injury research can be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation at www.christopherreeve.org or mailed to the Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078.


CHARLES BRANDENBURG

Charles F. Brandenburg, 88, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born January 4, 1923, in Westville, New Jersey, to Charles and Mary (Ryan) Brandenburg.
Mr. Brandenburg served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II aboard the USS Thenim in the South Pacific. He married Shirley Armstrong on June 26, 1943, in Toledo.
He worked for the Perrysburg Post Office for 30 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 28. He was a master woodworker and was the community handyman for many years.
Mr. Brandenburg is survived by his children, Debby Johnston, Scott (Debbie) Brandenburg, Gayle Hunt, Mark Brandenburg, Lisa (Tom) Czerwiec, Brian (Jill) Brandenburg, Amy (Phil) Kajca and Darcy (Doug) Wilhelm; 13 grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on July 15, 1986. He also was preceded in death by his son, Drew Brandenburg, and sister, Dotzie.
A Memorial Mass was held Friday, June 10, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Legion Post 28.


ARTHUR GRILLS

Arthur Evans Grills, 71, of Albermarle Plantation, Hertford, North Carolina, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, in his home.
He was born in Oberlin, Ohio, to Raymond and Doris Wangerien Grills. Before retiring and moving to Hertford, he worked for 22 years with Owens Illinois in a management capacity with the human resources division and later for 11 years with Pro-Tec Coating Company.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and served as a navigator. A member of the Hertford United Methodist Church and its adult choir, he also sang with the Albemarle Sounds, was a member and past president of the Hertford Rotary Club, and currently served as the assistant District Governor in Rotary.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Randall Grills; daughter, Melissa (Dennis) Robinson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; son, Michael Grills of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Austin and Blake Grills and Maia and Hannah Robinson; sister, Kathi (Winn) Fields of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and brother, Russell (Susan) Grills of Cazenovia, New York.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 7, in the Hertford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Bowden officiating. Arrangements were made by the Miller and Van Essendelft Funeral Home, Hertford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hertford United Methodist Church, 200 Dobbs Street, or to the scholarship fund of the Hertford Rotary Club, P.O. Box 155, both in Hertford, North Carolina 27944.


DUANE REITHER

Duane L. Reither, 71, of Perrysburg, died June 6, 2011, at his home. He was born on February 14, 1940, in Perrysburg, to Glenn and Phyllis (Shue) Reither. He was married to Ruth Reither.
Mr. Reither served in the United States Air Force. He was a post commander for the American Legion Post #28 for more than six years. He was an active member of the Perrysburg Community, serving as Abe Lincoln in the Harrison Rally Days parade and setting up American flags on various holidays. He also helped compile the list of veterans currently buried at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Mr. Reither was a member of the IOOF, and was a past Grand Master of State of Ohio from 2001 to 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Glenn Reither, Debbie Reither, Scott Gillingham, Tonja Broud and Kim Gillingham; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Phyllis Reither; siblings, Janese (Walter) Roloff, Phil (Marty) Reither and James "Jim" Reither. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


SUSAN SPENCER

Susan M. (Hofmann) Spencer, 54, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born August 11, 1956, in Toledo, to John and Patricia (Graf) Hofmann.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Spencer; children, Douglas Schnapp and Linda (Brian) Holbrook; grandchildren, Mara Lyman, Susan Holbrook, and Amber Holbrook; siblings, Michael (Ann) Hofmann, Mary Clemes, Margaret Jackson, and James (Paula) Hofmann, and many other family members.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 14, at CedarCreek Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Lee Powell officiating.
Memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 3100 West Central Avenue, Suite 235, Toledo, Ohio 43606.


 

JOAN BRIDGMAN

Joan Marguerite (Rick) Bridgman, 79, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born July 18, 1931, in Moline, Ohio, to Herbert and Jessie (Baker) Meeks. She married Richard Bridgman on November 23, 1974, in Millbury, Ohio.
Mrs. Bridgman worked as a computer operator and programmer for Ohio-Michigan Paper Company for 31 years. She enjoyed operating her computer daily, doing crossword puzzles and watching soap operas.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Vicki Rosie, Scott (Kathy) Gressler, Kathy (Gil) Bastubee and Rick (Denice) Bridgman; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary (Geri) Rick, Stan (Chris) Rick and sister, Doris Haydell. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Bridgman; brother, Jack Rick, and sister, Carole Richars.
Per her wishes, there will be no services, and burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.


ROBERT HAMILTON

Robert "Bob" Hamilton, 89, a longtime resident of Riga, Michigan, died May 25, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.
He was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, to Ralph and Daisy (Clabby) Hamilton. A graduate of Scott High School in Toledo, he served his country from 1942 to 1945 as an Army Ranger with MerrillÕs Marauders in India, Burma, and China. In 1946, he married Joan Miller in a double wedding ceremony in which her sister, Mary, and J.L. Acheson also were married.
In l951, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton moved to Riga where they raised four daughters. Known as an accomplished sign painter, he was sign and print shop manager for Food Town Supermarkets from 1956 to 1970 and then held the same position for LaneÕs Drug Stores (later People's Drug Stores) from 1970 to 1987. He also operated his own business from home where he specialized in truck lettering, paper signs, and computerized signs.
In his spare time, Mr. Hamilton enjoyed quail and pheasant hunting with his brother-in-law and nephews, the Welches. From 1994 to 1995, he served as post commander for VFW Post 10912 in Blissfield, Michigan.
In 2006, he and his wife visited the Ranger Memorial, a tribute to the U.S. Army Rangers, at Fort Benning, Georgia, where Mr. Hamilton's name is engraved on the ÒRanger Walk,Ó a stone walkway leading to the Ranger Monument.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Margaret (Patrick) Stratton, Susan (Thomas) Chidester, Lynn (Mark) Vandenbusche, and Gail (Timothy) Spotts; grandchildren, Lt. Col. Todd (Carolyn) Stratton, Brian (Lori) Stratton, Laura (Gabriel) Kuschel, Brooke and Morgan Chidester, Chelsea, Luke and Wade Vandenbusche, Tyler and Clint Spotts; great-grandchildren, Marisa, Nadia, Sophia and Jack Stratton; Daphney, Tiffany and Peter Kuschel, and sisters, Dorothy Welch and Mary (James) Whitten. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Nathan Chidester.
A Funeral Mass was held Friday, May 27, at Light of Christ St. Peter's Church in Blissfield, with Father Jack Loughran officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel.
Those wishing to make a contribution in Mr. HamiltonÕs memory may direct them to Ebied Hospice Residence or VFW Post 10912.


DOROTHY MITCHELL

Dorothy L. Mitchell, 66, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born May 12, 1945, in Toledo, to Kenneth and Dorothy (Ferguson) Kern. She was employed as a veterinary tech for Weaver Animal Hospital in Perrysburg, and was a property manager for Houck Management for more than 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Ms. Mitchell was an avid fan of the Ohio State University Buckeyes and also enjoyed Elvis. She was an animal lover, especially cats. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Michael) Merillat; son, Randy (Courtney Evener) Meyers; grandchildren, Erica, Bradly, Samantha and Sadie; sisters, Patricia Chamberlain and Joan Coldwell; brother, Rodger (Brenda) Kern and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clayton Kern, and sister, Joyce Stephenson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the American Cancer Society 740 Commerce Drive, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


MARIE NOLAN

Marie A. Nolan, 86, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on September 13, 1924, to Max and Agnes (Penz) Six, and in 1942 she graduated from Notre Dame Academy.
She married Edward Nolan on October 28, 1950, in Toledo.
Inspired by nature and people, she was a gifted artist whose works are displayed throughout her home. Her painting of the founder of Notre Dame recently graced the walls of her alma mater. She enjoyed time spent with family and vacations at the summer cottage in Curtis, Michigan. She also enjoyed playing bingo and going to casinos.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; son, Edward "Randy" (Sandra) Nolan of Curtice, Ohio; daughter, Nina (Jim) Cichantek of Canon City, Colorado; grandchildren, Ashley (Bryan) Clark, Sean and Brittney Nolan, Christopher (Kari) Cichantek and Nicholas Cichantek. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hilde Trabbic and Emily Peters, and brother, Max Six.
Friends will be received today, June 8, after 10 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


CARL SCHULTZ

Carl Paul "Sonny" Schultz died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He was born December 4, 1929, in Toledo. Mr. Schultz graduated from Libby High School in 1947 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the same year. He served in the Korean War, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.
He married Rosemary Lewandowski on December 18, 1954. Mr. Schultz was a truck driver for much of his working life, retiring from Carolina Trucking. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Linda Schultz, Carl Paul (Christine) Schultz III and Tracy Davis; grandchildren, Jason Helton, Michelle and Erika Schultz, Cassidy Davis and Hunter Davis; great-grandchildren, Dakota Lewandowski, Mailikai Lockmeier and Maekaela Helton; brother, Glen Schultz; sisters, Lajean (Carl) Franklin and Nancy (Gerald) Manley, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Cristy Helton.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 4, at Shepherd of the Valley Church, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Valley Church, 13101 Five Point Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


ROBERT WILLIAMS

Robert "Bob" Williams, 89, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born to John Williams and Alta Willeman on October 4, 1921, in Wauseon, Ohio. He graduated from Wauseon High School and grew up on the family farm on County Road D.
Mr. Williams was drafted into the United States Army on June 27, 1942. He served 4-1/2 years during World War II and was discharged on November 29, 1946, from his staff sergeant duties. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Bronze Star, and was the only member of his unit to receive the Good Conduct Medal.
He married Rosa Haas on April 6, 1947. He farmed and raised dairy cows for 39 years, retiring in 1986. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, where he served as a trustee and deacon. After his retirement, he hunted and fished and traveled with his wife to all 50 states. His favorite trip was to Italy to see the churches that were bombed in the war. He then traveled to Germany to see the site where his brother was killed in the war.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved to Perrysburg in 1997 to be near their children. While in Perrysburg they joined Zoar Lutheran Church. He enjoyed watching his three grandchildren play sports, and attended more than 350 soccer games and many basketball and volleyball games.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosa; son, Dennie (Cheryl) Williams and daughter Lindsay; daughter, Debbie (Brian) Towns and their children, Kiel (Ashley) Towns and Tyler Towns; brother, Rollin of Wauseon, and sisters, Francis Schlosser of Wauseon, and Laura Beck of Archbold, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Williams.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 3, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, followed by graveside services with military honors at Zion Cemetery in Wauseon. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARY ELLEN DILWORTH

Mary Ellen Dilworth, 79, of Perrysburg, died May 19, 2011, at her home.
She was born December 8, 1931 (Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception), in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the only child of Joseph Anderson and Alice McCarthy. She married Daniel Dilworth on December 1, 1956, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Redford, Michigan. Their 54-year marriage took them to several career assignments where she established family homes in 10 locations in Michigan, Texas, London, England, and Ohio, where she resided the last several years.
A Detroit Tigers and Wolverine fan, Ms. Dilworth also enjoyed traveling, particularly to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where she spent many winters. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, and attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church while in Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel; sons, Tim (Kim), Paul (Polly), Patrick (Marjorie); daughter, Nancy Collins (Don); grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan, Anna, Emma, Christopher, Cooper and Claire; step-grandchildren, Curt and Greg Collins and Lindsey Lacourse; brothers-in-law, Richard (Virginia), and Raymond Dilworth and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny.
A Scripture Service was held Sunday, May 22, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Monday, May 23, followed by a Mass of Resurrection in St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


LAWRENCE GRUETTER

Lawrence Gruetter, 85, of Curtice, Ohio, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Toledo. He was born October 29, 1925, in Curtice, to John and Mildred (Heins) Gruetter. On January 22, 1956, he married Elaine Schlievert.
He was a lifelong farmer. and an active lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Williston, and an associate member of Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven, Florida. He was a past board member of Genoa Area Local Schools and Luckey Farmers. Mr. Gruetter was a member of the International Flying Farmers and Portage Valley Flying Club.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; son, Paul (Joy) Gruetter of Fremont; daughters, Judy (Ray) Robaszkiewicz of Curtice, Carol (Steve) Jensen of Millbury and Annette (Stephen) Lazenby of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Kevin (Sarah), Kristi (Jason), Jill, Daniel, Jessica, Ben, Austin, Grant, James, Alex and Oliver; great-grandson, Ethan; sisters, Marian Batzer and Grace (Bill) Voigt; brothers-in-law, Lyle (Karen) Schlievert and Warren (Rosemary) Schlievert, and sister-in-law, Sue Hatcher-Wilson. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Clyde Batzer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, in St. John Lutheran Church, Williston. Interment was in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. Arrangements were made by the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roof Fund at St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 235, Williston, Ohio 43468, or the Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling Street, Toledo, Ohio 43605.


PAULINE KOPP

Pauline Helen (Sheldrick) Kopp, 85, of Kingston Residence of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She was born on September 25, 1925, in Perrysburg, to Chester and Helen (Schneider) Sheldrick.
She was a graduate of Perrysburg High School and Davis Business College. Ms. Kopp was clerk-treasurer of the Perrysburg Board of Education and secretary to E.D. Jarvis and John Rinehart (superintendent). She also was a secretary to Robert Frank, Dick Knapp and Terry Tiopas during her 28 years at Frank (Pine Street) Elementary School. She also worked as a sales associate with Sargent Real Estate for 20 years.
She volunteered in the office of Zoar Lutheran Church and attended the women's discussion group. Ms. Kopp was president of Kingston Residence of Perrysburg Town Hall Residence Organization and involved in many other activities at Kingston.
She enjoyed Saturday morning breakfast with neighbors and friends, Tuesday morning prayer group, attended the dinner dance group headed by Jim Gagnon and John Hadeed and the Friday night dinner group. She also golfed on the Sweet Shots ladies golf league at Tanglewood Golf Course.
Ms. Kopp is survived by her children, Pamela (Jon) Boyer of Grand Rapids, Ohio, Craig (Rhonda) Kopp of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cheryl (Daniel) Bernhardt of Oak Harbor, OH, Nancy (mother of Amanda and Paul) and Gary Vick of Wyoming, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather Boyer, Amanda (Kevin) Sheehan, Paul Kopp, and great-grandchildren, Zoe and Colin Sheehan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kopp, in 1992.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church or the Wood County Humane Society.


KENT RUBRIGHT

Kent Arthur Rubright, 58, of Eaton, Ohio, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born on July 8, 1952, in Akron, Ohio, to Roy and Lois (Pennington) Rubright.
He was a 1970 graduate of Perrysburg High School and a 1974 graduate of Purdue University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for Johns Manville Corporation for 25 years in Waterville, Ohio, Denver, Colorado, and Richmond, Indiana, in the areas of research and development and plant engineering.
He was awarded two patents in the area of fiberglass manufacturing. Mr. Rubright was a member of The Johns Manville Quarter Century Club. He later worked for Oberle and Associates before leaving to help found the Ironworking Contractors Allied Partnership. He most recently worked for Knauf Fiberglass in Shelbyville, Indiana, as manager of process development.
He served as a founding member and president of the Preble County D.A.R.E. organization, member and president of the National Trail School Board and founding member and president of the board of directors of the Ohio Gateway Development Council, National Trail Booster Club, founding member and chairman of the National Trail School Foundation, Fellowship Lodge Masonic Lodge 106, Eastern Star 310, both of New Paris, Ohio, and attended Campbellstown United Church of Christ, serving as a board member and Sunday School teacher.
Mr. Rubright is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sarah Ann (Martin) Rubright; children: Melissa (Thomas) Rubright-Irvin of Eaton, Hilary (Joe) Brockman of Richmond, Indiana; Kelsey Rubright of Eaton; stepson, Chad Porfidio; grandchildren, Jeffrey Irvin, Alexandra Irvin and Megan Irvin; mother, Lois Rubright of Waterville; brother, Kirk (Yvonne) Rubright of Tampa, Florida, and nephews, Brian and Derek Rubright.
Funeral services were held May 13, at Barnes Funeral Home, New Paris, Ohio.


GENE WOOLLEY

Gene Edward Woolley, 78, died May 16, 2011, at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born July 23, 1932, to Glenn and Elizabeth (Voland) Woolley. Mr. Woolley was a 1950 graduate of Perrysburg High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and was a Vietnam veteran. He was known as the grandfather of model aviation in Polk County, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Chris Woolley; children, David Woolley and Lynn (Doug) Johns; grandchildren, Heather, Jonathan, Daniel, Matthew, Tiffany, Eric; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Dawson; brothers, John (Mary Ann) Woolley of Perrysburg, Larry (Dale) Woolley, and sisters, Ada Nuhn of Minnesota and Pat Muller of Dayton.
Memorial services were held Friday, May 20, at Calvary Baptist Church, Winterhaven. Arrangements were made by SteeleÕs Family Funeral Services of Winter Haven.
Memorial contributions may be made to to Mid Florida RC Club, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, Florida 33884.


CHRISTINE DOLLAR

Christine L. Dollar, 51, of Millersburg, Ohio, and formerly of Rossford, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Scenic Pointe Nursing Home in Millersburg. She was born on June 8, 1959, in Oregon, Ohio, to James and Joan (West) Dollar. She was a graduate of Rossford High School.
After high school, she joined the U.S. Navy and after being honorably discharged, she worked for Jeep. She enjoyed music, drawing and needlepoint.
Ms. Dollar is survived by her brother, James (Debra) Dollar of Perrysburg; sister, Sandra Wilson of Rossford; nieces, Jennifer (Eric) Juhasz and Julie Dollar; nephew, Jamie Dollar, and great-nephew, Alexander Juhasz. She was preceded in death by her parents.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scenic Pointe Nursing Home.


CALVIN HENRY

Calvin D. Henry, 81, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Perrysburg, on March 18, 1930, to Clair and Margaret (Warner) Henry. He married Phyllis Buckles on June 7, 1952, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the Air Force. He was a lifetime self-employed livestock dealer and manufacturer of specialized slip-on-sides containers, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, Phoenix Lodge #123 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, and the Zenobia Shrine, where he was involved with the Jesters, Lancers and Campers.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Larry (Delores) Henry of Houston, Texas; daughter, Marilyn (Tommie) Austin of Phoenix, Arizona; granddaughter, Allison Henry; brother, Donald (Carolyn) Henry of Perrysburg, and sister, Margaret Dennison of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Friends will be received today, May 18, from 2 to 9 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, Shrine ChildrenÕs Hospitals or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ANDREW KRISIEWICZ

Andrew Paul Krisiewicz, born October 22, 2010, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
He is survived by his parents, Matthew Krisie-wicz and Laura Hafner Krisiewicz; grandparents, Kris and Susan Krisiewicz and David and Rita Hafner; great-grandparents, David and Mary Smith, Goldie Lytle and William Davis, Sr.; uncles, Chris (Jen) Krisiewicz and Matthew Hafner; aunts, Beth (Andy) Shelburne and Amanda Krisiewicz, and cousins, Taylor Hafner, Cameron Krisiewicz and Alex Shelburne.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, please make any memorials to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


LEO MAPES

Leo R. Mapes, 88, longtime resident of Perrysburg, died May 9, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on August 23, 1922, to Scott and Mary (Long) Mapes.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and was present at the Battle of Normandy. He had been employed as a field engineer at Scholz Homes and also worked for the Carpenters #248 since 1946.
Mr. Mapes was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, where he was honored for being one of the oldest living members of the church. He also was a member of VFW Post #4461. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating on Lake Erie. He was an avid fan of Ohio State University.
Mr. Mapes is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rose Marie; daughter, Patricia (Gary) Oberhaus; son, Jeffery Mapes Sr.; grandchildren, Holly (Brad) McCormick, Marcus Monday, Jeffery Mapes Jr., Braden Mapes, Avery Mapes and Emerald Mapes; great-grandchildren, Brad McCormick Jr. and Hannah McCormick, and sister, Winifred. He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service with a Color Guard was held Saturday, May 14, at First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Eggleston Meinert and Pavley Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARTHA MENNEL

Martha "Marty" (Jay) Mennel, 86, of Perrysburg, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born October 27, 1924, in Toledo, to Harold and Eleanor (Foster) Jay. She was an alumnus of Maumee Valley Country Day School and Wells College.
On July 6, 1946, she married Walter Mennel in Burt Lake, Michigan. For many years, she worked as a secretary for the Junior League. She was a member of the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, the Toledo Country Club and the Country Garden Club.
She enjoyed social activities, playing golf and bridge, and her creative artist abilities could be seen through her knitting and needlepoint skills.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Mennel of Perrysburg and Sally (James) Farrell of Washington, D.C.; grandsons, Peter Farrell and Stuart (Ginger) Farrell, all of Washington, D.C.; sister, Sally (Gilbert) Stewart of Boston, Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, on February 1, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her son, Mark Mennel, on August 7, 1989.
A Celebration Gathering will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m., at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second Street in Perrysburg. Burial will be private in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donorÕs choice.


ANNE BOOS

Anne M. (Andryc) Boos, 89, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born in Rossford on May 11, 1921, to Nicholas and Mary (Zaw-ojski) Andryc. She married James Boos on October 28, 1950.
She was a member of Augsburg Church in Toledo. She enjoyed shopping, travelling to Fort Meyers Beach, Florida, and spending time with her five girls.
Mrs. Boos is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Debi (John) Nahm of Perrysburg; son, James (Teri) Boos of Newport, Michigan; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Griffith of Girard, Ohio, Meghan Nahm (Mike Schoelch) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Stephani Boos (fiance, Sean Howell), Krista Boos, and Olivia Boos, and sisters, Helen (Loren) Eckhart, Rose West, and Dorothy (John) Belegrin. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Tony, John, and Nicholas Andryc; sister, Julie Ransbottom, and great-grandson, Logan Nahm.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


BERNICE SNYDER

Bernice S. Snyder, 96, of Perrysburg, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born February 14, 1915, in Waterville, to Ray and Hazel (Jeffers) Vollmar. She was a 1933 graduate of Haskins High School. For more than 50 years, Ms. Snyder taught piano and organ, having studied at Bach Conservatory in Toledo.
She married Clarence Snyder in 1936. She was a member of the Ohio Music Teachers Association and Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, where she was active in the United Methodist Women Circle. Ms. Snyder enjoyed travelling and socializing with area senior activity groups, Shepherd Center Group and Young at Heart.
She is survived by her niece, Barbara (Harold) Ridgeway; nephews, Thomas (Gaye) Bridgett of Wagga Wagga, Australia, and Clarence (Wilma) Bridgett of Haskins, and great-nephew, Richard Ridgeway of Perrysburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Clarence, in 1968. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Viola Bridgett and brother-in-law, Jack Bridgett.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dennis Ditto officiating. Burial was private in Wakeman Cemetery.


DAVID JOHNSON

David A. Johnson, 74, of Perrysburg, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at St Luke's Hospital. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 1936, to Leslie and Mercedes (Gallagher) Johnson, and was a 1954 graduate of Nanty-Glo High School.
After graduation, Mr. Johnson entered the U.S. Marine Corps and was a decorated veteran, receiving the Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War. He retired as a gunnery sergeant after 20 years of service. Early in his military career, he married Stella Bruce on May 4, 1957, in Placentia, Newfoundland. After retirement from the military, he worked for 10 years with General Walt Churchill as a sales manager in charge of the hardware department. He then went on to work as district sales manager with Yankin Majestic Paint Corp. Mr. Johnson was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg and was a Fourth Degree with the Knights of Columbus, Perrysburg Council 7978.
He is survived by his son, David (Brenda) Johnson of Elmore, Ohio; daughter, Laurie Ann (Thomas Lee) Carter Jr. of Rossford; grandson, Thomas Carter III; sister, Irene Ackerly; brothers, Steve (Rose Ann) Mikesic and Raymond Mikesic, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, on December 21, 2000.
A Knights of Columbus service was held Tuesday, April 26, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. today, April 27, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:15 a.m., in St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


ROY CARROLL

Roy Carroll, 88, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011. He was born on May 22, 1922, to William and Ella (Keim) Carroll in San Francisco, California. He married Angela Haas on November 20, 1982.
Mr. Carroll was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Farmer's Insurance for more than 20 years before retiring in 1980. He was an active member of the Rotary and Elks as well as actively involved in the Masonic lodges and Shriners.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Angela; sons, Gary Carroll, Terry (Paulette) Carroll and Patrick (Wendy) Carroll; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Blessed John XXIII, in Perrysburg, on May 5, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home Walbridge.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Shriners Hospital for Children.


WILLIAM WOOD

William G. "Glen" Wood, 87, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born in An-sted, West Virginia, on March 22, 1924, to William and Mary Thelma (Bowles) Wood. He was married to Ida Schultheis.
Mr. Wood was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps and had worked as a self-employed manufacturer's representative for different industrial products, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, and was a former member of the Perrysburg Exchange Club and the Zoar MenÕs Golf League. He was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Ida; children, Angela Wood of Vail, Arizona, Katharine (Lanny) Voight of Tucson, Arizona, Lisa (Rick) Schleinitz of Livonia, Michigan, Kelly Wood of Fremont, Ohio, and Kimberly (David) Batey of Fremont; grandchildren, Aaron and Theresa Schleinitz, Cory and Chad Sultz, Derek, Allison, John and Kathryn Batey.
Friends will be received tomorrow, April 28, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, in Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Zoar Lutheran Church.


MATILDA GALLANT

Matilda Mary (Lause) Gallant, 91, of Toledo, died Monday, April 18, 2011. She was born on October 11, 1919, to Frank and Mary (Gerschutz) Lause. She married Melvin Gallant and he preceded her in death August of 1971. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her children, Donald (Brenda) Gallant and Colleen (William) Adler; grandchildren, Tony (Melinda) Adler and Michelle (Jeff) Adler-Smith; three great-grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Gallant. She also was preceded in death by her son, Thomas; five brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, April 21, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or Y-Me Breast Cancer Foundation.


VIRGINIA NEIDERHOUSE

Virginia L. Neiderhouse, 92, died April 13, 2011. She was born in Toledo, on April 17, 1918, to Frank and Maude (Dickes) Gulick. She was active at First Presbyterian Church and was interested in politics. She also was active in campaigns for her husband in mayoral races and for Jimmy Carter and John Kennedy for president. In August 1989, she received a certificate of honor from the secretary of state for 25 years of service to the voters of Ohio as an official poll worker. She also was active in a sewing club for 70 years.
Ms. Neiderhouse is survived by her daughters, Jane (Gary) May of Bowling Green and Marilyn (Clement) Schmitt of Illinois; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; niece, Ann Niner of Florida; nephew, Peter (Ruthie) Gulick of New Hampshire, and special friends, Edwin Greany and Krista Kiessling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Neiderhouse, in 1996; two sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 16, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Good officiating. Burial was private in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, Marklund at Millcreek Endowment Fund (Home of her grandson Jeffrey) or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


LUCENE PYERS

Lucene E. (Meier) Pyers, 86, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born November 15, 1924, in Curtice, Ohio, to John and Almeta (Ahlemann) Meier Sr. and was a 1944 graduate of Clay High School. During World War II, she worked as an inspector for Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford, and on October 2, 1954, she married Victor Pyers at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her son, Dean Pyers; brothers, John Meier Jr., Lester (Mary Lou) Meier; sister, Doris Hille, and 14 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, on June 17, 1993.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, at Zoar Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Timothy Philabaum and Ann Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 North Main Street, P.O. Box 187, Williston, Ohio 43468.


ERMA REPKA

Erma M. (Swartz) Repka, 87, of Perrsyburg, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born in Walbridge, Ohio, on September 10, 1923, to Arthur and Nellie (Biniker) Swartz. She was a 1941 graduate of Lake High School and married John Repka on March 30, 1948, in Stony Ridge.
For more than 19 years, Ms. Repka worked for Rossford Schools as a cafeteria worker at Glenwood Elementary School, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy "Dottie" Repka of Perrysburg, Judy (Russell) Whetsel of Rossford and Christine Alexander of Toledo; granddaughters, Chrystal Hill, Lauren Whetsel, Ashley (Christopher) Sandahl and Jenna Whetsel; great-grandchildren, Corbin and Chloe Hill; sister, Bernice Pollauf of Port Clinton; sisters-in-law, Ruth Swartz, Mary Jane Swartz, Lillian Repka, Ann Tasch and Mary Ann Partin, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Repka, on July 26, 2008. She also was preceded in death by her son, James Repka; brothers, Phillip, A.J., Lester and Robert Swartz, and sister, Luella Swartz.
A Scripture Service was held Thursday, April 14, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Friday, April, 15, followed a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


 

PHYLLIS MILLER

Phyllis A. Miller, 74, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on January 18, 1937, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Melvin and Catherine (Beerman) Sever.
She had worked as a bus driver for 16 years for Rossford Schools and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, playing bingo and bunco.
Ms. Miller is survived by her children, Bill (Cindy) Miller, David (Sharon) Miller, Cathy (Mark) Hahn, Phyllis (Rod) Konrad and Joe (Nikki) Miller; grandchildren, Jason, Dawn, Nathan, Amber, Josh, Angie, Matthew, Nadia, Mackenna, Philip, Rodney and Brittany; great-grandchildren, JJ, Jessica, Lily, Joseph and Lily; sisters-in-law, Trudy Schrantz and Julie Loebbaka, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Miller Sr., in 2003.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, April 10, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 11, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ERNEST SABO

Ernest E. (Szabo) Sabo died Monday, April 4, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born January 30, 1927, in Perrysburg, to Hungarian immigrants Fred (Ferdi) and Helen (Ilona Kamenar) Szabo. He married Alliene Ham on December 23, 1950.
He was a resident of Perrysburg his entire life and graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1945. He was a first sergeant in the Army during the Korean War. He was one of five brothers and five brothers-in-law to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
He was employed at Columbia Gas of Ohio for 40 years, retiring in 1988, as the general construction superintendent. At one time he served as president of Local 349 Utility Workers Union at Columbia Gas. He also served on the executive board of the Toledo Area AFL-CIO Council. He was active in the Democratic party before retirement.
In his younger years, he was very active in athletics, having played baseball, basketball and football in high school, and in the Toledo Federation and Suburban Leagues and on Army teams while in the service. He also played semi-professional football for several years. He coached local Little League baseball as well as basketball in the Army.
He continued to be active after retirement. He and his brother, Robbie, briefly owned a carry-out, and he had a part ownership in Graystone Banquet Hall. He and his brother-in-law, Mike Roller, raised draft horses.
He enjoyed spending winters in Florida and was an avid vegetable gardener, which he shared with others. He and his wife were members of the Unity Church.
Mr. Sabo is survived by his wife, Alliene; sons, Steve (Cathy), Gary, Neil (Chris) and Dante (Margie); grandchildren, Dustin (Natalie), Ryan, Aaron, Kristi, Emily (Casey), Shawn, Carrie and Tom; great-grandchild, Raegan; sister, Marge Roller; brother, Robbie (Linda); sister-in-law, Virginia; brother-in-law, Leon Ham, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Craig; granddaughter, Kali; sisters, Helen, Mary, Elsie, Irene, Eleanor and Rose, and brothers, Louis, Fred, Alex, Edward and Elmer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


HELEN SIMS

Helen M. (Berres) Sims, 89, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Weston, Ohio, on January 5, 1922, to Nicholas and Lena (Nagle) Berres. A graduate of Weston High School, she married Max ÒMickÓ Sims on August 12, 1940. She enjoyed baking, especially pies.
Ms. Sims is survived by her sons, Ronald (Lona) Sims of Perrysburg, Larry (Kathleen) Sims of Bowling Green and Carl (Judith) Sims of Toledo; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and brother, Robert (Marilyn) Berres of Bowling Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max, on July 1, 1996. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanette Stone; son-in-law, Louis Stone; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward and Paulie; sister, Thelma Whitman; brother-in-law, Cyrus Whitman, and sister-in-law, Doris Berres.
Funeral services will be held today, April 13, at 10 a.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice.


PRISCILLA ALTER

Priscilla "Jayne" Alter, 86, died March 20, 2011, at the Memory Care Center in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born on November 13, 1924, in the east Toledo neighborhood of Birmingham, to Pearl and Joseph Simon.
She spent her girlhood on a farm in east Toledo, graduating from Clay High School and leaving home to attend Ohio University in Athens. When she returned to the Toledo area, she worked at LamsonÕs and Max Davis Jewelers.
She married Dr. Albert Alter, a Toledo ophthalmologist. She enjoyed cooking, fashion, art, golf and volunteer work.
She perfected her lifelong love of cooking, frequently entertaining friends in their Ottawa Hills home. She enjoyed watching Julia Child on TV. The recipes most cherished by friends and family were her own Hungarian pastries and Dobos Torte.
An accomplished painter, Jayne was a student of the artist Line Bloom Draper. She also found time for needlepoint and knitting. She volunteered for the Toledo Symphony and was chairman of the Aesculapian Ball. An avid golfer, she won the nine-hole championship at Inverness Country Club.
In 1975, the Alters relocated from Ottawa Hills to Green Valley, Arizona, where Mr. Alter began a new practice. They became devoted supporters of the U of A Wildcats. Mrs. Alter enjoyed cooking food for tailgating and became fascinated with authentic Mexican cuisine. She enrolled in cooking classes while she studied Spanish.
In her later years, she moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area and cared for by her son, Brian.
She is survived by her sons, Brian Alter, of Gilbert, Arizona, and Tim (Nancy) Alter, of Perrysburg; granddaughters, Mary and Kelly; brother, Joseph (Mary Ann) Simon of Toledo, and sister, LaVonne Kieswetter of Carlsbad, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1991.
The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street in Perrysburg. Mass will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the YMCA of Greater Toledo (www.ymcatoledo.org) and Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo (www.catholic charitiesnwo.org).


JOSHUA COX

Joshua "Murphy" Richard Cox, 3, of Perrysburg Township, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on February 17, 2008, in Toledo, to Stephanie Cox and Donald Murphy. He enjoyed watching sports with his Papa and enjoyed eating popcorn and Hershey bars.
He is survived by his parents, Stephanie Cox and Donald Murphy; brothers, Ray and Tony Cox; grandparents, Mary and James Cox, Wanda Murphy and Brad Luebcke; aunts, Pam (Jason) Wachter, Louise (Scott Brown) Murphy and Dawn (Matt) Rickenberg; uncle, James (Michelle) Cox; great-grandparents, Dessie Cox and Betty Murphy; special cousin, Lizy Wachter, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Murphy.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Ken Schad officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg.


JOHN DONAHUE

John P. Donahue, of Perrysburg, died April 3, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on November 3, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York, to John and Helen (Farrell) Donahue. He served in the Air Force as an aircraft loadmaster on large cargo aircraft. In 1969, he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal and honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. He graduated from West Chester State College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor of education degree in American history. He taught and coached basketball for eight years. He married Kathleen Ryan on September 1, 1977.
He graduated from the University of Toledo Law School in 1981. His legal career spanned almost 30 years and involved the development of an active and successful litigation practice. He also served as an assistant Wood County prosecutor, taught criminal law at Bowling Green State University, served as an acting judge at the Perrysburg Municipal Court from 1995 to 2001, was an active member of the Wood County and Ohio State bar associations, and he was certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as an expert in field of appellate law.
Mr. Donahue was an avid fan of NCAA basketball, and he enjoyed golf and travel. He also enjoyed preparing high school students for Mock Trial as a coach for Explorer Troop #2306.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughters, Alison (George) Kehner of Haddonfield, New Jersey, and Sarah Donahue of Cincinnati, Ohio; granddaughters, Kathleen, Samantha and Madeline; mother, Helen Donahue of Cornwall, New York; sister, Eileen (Tim) Zwart of Salisbury Mills, New York; brother, Kevin (Kathleen) Donahue of Cornwall, New York; nephew, Michael; nieces, Laura, Meghan and Emily, and his friend, James Morton. He was preceded in death by his father, John Donahue.
Friends will be received today, April 6, 2011, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Perrysburg Court Law and Government Explorer Post #2306 or Hospice of Northwest, Ohio.


JUDITH ANN DUDDY

Judith Ann (Wallace) Duddy, 75, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at St. LukeÕs Hospital. She was born May 2, 1935, in Circleville, Ohio, to Carl and Martha (Osborn) Wallace. She married Robert James Duddy on, January 5, 1957, in Columbus.
She worked as a receptionist for Dr. Frasier and Dr. Baldoni's office for six years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg, where she was a member of the choir for 28 years. She taught ballroom dancing and was a member of the Suburban Singers for 19 years. She also was a babysitter for many families in the Perrysburg area.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Kim Duddy (Martin Gellner), Karen (Ben) Cooper and Heather (Brice) Johnston; grandchildren, Maximillan Cooper and Imogen Cooper; siblings, Nancy (Dan) Pennington, Roger (Pam) Wallace and Thomas (Kim) Wallace and brothers-in-law, Craig (Donna) Duddy and R. Mark (Kay) Magliola.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 2, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. David Good officiating. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


ROBERT KOSMYNA

Robert "Bob" W. Kosmyna, 52, of Perrysburg, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Grade School, Woodward High School, the University of Toledo and graduated from the University of Michigan with a masterÕs degree in chemical engineering. He worked for Owens-Illinois, Inc., as an engineer and facilitated a weekly Bible study at O-I for 11 of the 26 years he worked there.
Mr. Kosmyna was born in Toledo, on June 15, 1958, to Julius and Florence Kosmyna. He and his wife Carol were married in March of 1985, and served in ministry together in the Toledo area for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann; daughter, Rachel; sons, John, Matthew and Daniel; parents, Julius and Florence Kosmyna; brothers, Tom Kosmyna, Mike (Janet) Kosmyna and Mark (Sandy) Kosmyna; in-laws, Ollie and Dolly Zajac, Lisa (Jim) Wurster and Frank Zajac as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission, 1917 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.


JEANETTE MACHALA

Jeanette Machala, 90, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Perrysburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong resident of Rossford, she was born February 7, 1921, to Andrew and Louise Ziemianski, who immigrated from Poland.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. In her earlier years, Ms. Michala was actively involved in the Altar Sodality at S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church, where she enjoyed baking for festivals, and volunteering in the adjoining school cafeteria.
Ms. Machala is survived by her daughters, Eleanor "Ellie" (Paul) Kotowicz of Perrysburg, and Marie (Rick) Crosby of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; daughter in-law, Kathleen Machala of New Palestine, Indiana; grandchildren, Karen (Steve) Mason of Seattle, Angela (Todd) Scaife of Chicago, Brian (SuLin) Kotowicz of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Adam Nickell of Charleston, South Carolina, Ashley Nickell of Charleston, Jennifer Machala of Knoxville, David (Jill) Machala of Indianapolis, Matthew (Sally) Machala of Peoria, Kristen (Jon) Hopkins of Noblesville, Indiana, Michael Machala and Andrew ÒA.J.Ó Machala of New Palestine, Indiana; step-grandchildren, Zac Mason, Jake Mason, Davis Crosby, and Townsend Crosby; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Nicholas and Madeline Machala, Benjamin and Samuel Scaife, and Kayla Hopkins; brothers, Walter (Delores) Ziemianski of Toledo and Stanley Ziemianski of Rossford, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph; son, Paul; brothers, Edward and Joe, and sister, Sophie.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Remembrances may be made to All Saints Catholic Church Debt Reduction Fund, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford, Ohio 43460 or to the Mazie Foundation, P.O. Box 692, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


L. LOUISE NOWAK

Laura "Louise" Nowak, 85, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her home. She was born on October 26, 1925, to Earl and Helen (Wallen) Crane in Fort Scott, Kansas. She was an avid horse lover and rider, spending many teen years competing in English horse riding, winning trophies and ribbons for her excellence. Romeo was her favorite horse.
She attended Toledo University, where she met Edward Nowak. They were married in 1947. She enjoyed traveling, animals and collecting glassware.
Ms. Nowak is survived by her children, Sharon (Terry) Johnson, Dr. Anthony (Betty) Nowak, Marianne Nowak, and Dr. Michael Nowak; grandchildren, Stephanie Zimmerman, Matthew Johnson, Carissa Algea, Ryan Nowak and Zachary Nowak; great-granddaughter, Audrey Louise Zimmerman, and brother, Frank Crane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; sister, Mildred Yenzer, and brother, Wallen Crane.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 4, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hickman Cancer Center, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio.


ADA TINNEY

Ada M. Tinney, 98, of Rossford, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Bay Park Community Hospital. She was born on February 6, 1913, in Rossford, to Albert and Myrtle (Frick) Baker. She had worked for the Rossford Ordnance Depot and was a member of the Rossford United Methodist Church.
Ms. Tinney is survived by her daughter, Carol (Paul) Rogowski; son, Larry (Elizabeth Biglin) Tinney; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and sisters, Dora Hart and Cora Volant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, in 1976.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Robert Ball officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.


CATHERINE TRASK

Catherine P. Trask, 85, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her home. She was born on July 27, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, to Dudley and Catherine (Bailey) Pace. She married James Trask in 1947 and resided in Kansas City most of her life until moving to Perrysburg. She was a homemaker .
Mrs. Trask was a member of the Maumee Valley Historical Society and was involved with the Wolcott House Museum Complex. She also was active with the Rossford Public Library and the Junior League in Kansas City, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Trask, Sr.; son, James (Jan) Trask, Jr.; grandchildren, Michael Trask and Teresa Bradford.
In honoring her wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Erie West Hospice.


ROWENA MANDELL

Rowena F. (Hufford) Mandell, 82, of Port Richey, Florida, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011. She was born on March 15, 1929, to Walter and Gladys (Marolf) Hufford. She married Gene Mandell on March 15, 1948, in Luckey, Ohio. She was a 1947 graduate of Perrysburg High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Mandell lived in Perrysburg and Sun City, Arizona. After Mr. MandellÕs death on November 27, 1995, she moved to Port Richey, Florida.
She is survived by her daughter, Randi (Richard) Sandford of Tampa, Florida; sons, Kim (Martha) Mandell of Maples, Alabama, and Barry (Jeanette) Mandell of Whitehouse, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gayle Mandell-Moran on March 9, 2011.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg.


RITA CAUFMAN

Rita M. (Kallis) Caufman, 66, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier this month. She was born in Lorain, Ohio, on May 19, 1944, to George and Mary (Gaskins) Kallis, and was a 1961 graduate of Amherst High School. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Bowling Green State University.
She began her teaching career with Toledo Public Schools and for 25 years taught fifth grade at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg, where she earned several awards and distinctions before retiring in 2009.
She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, playing the piano and many crafts and clubs including scrapbooking. She volunteered time to the school and church, where she was a member of the piece corps (quilting group), the altar guild, Naomi Circle and Christians United. She gave her devotion to helping the youth of the community.
She is survived by her sons, Michael (Michelle Nordhaus) Caufman of Perrysburg and Todd (Kim) Caufman of Oxford, Michigan; grandchildren, Savannah Moeller, Cooper Caufman and Macy and Matt Nordhaus, and sister, Karen (Clay) Nestor of Amherst, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, March 29, at Zoar Lutheran Church. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


B. JoANN RODE

B. JoAnn Rode, 84, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Vaughnsville, Ohio, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at her home. She was born February 9, 1927, in Vaughnsville, to Clifford and Cora (Barto) Hughes. She was a 1945 graduate of Vaughnsville High School and married Walter Rode on April 28, 1946.
A homemaker, she was a member of Perrysburg First United Methodist Church, where her son is the pastor. She was previously a member of Vaughnsville United Methodist Church and Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida, Ohio. She retired in 1987 from Philips ECG in Ottawa, Ohio. She enjoyed spending time with her family and working crossword puzzles.
Ms. Rode is survived by her son, Gary (Claudia) Rode of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Robert (Dawn) Rode of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Philip (Stephanie) Rode of Columbus, Ohio, Beth Ann (David) Maurer of West Liberty, Ohio, and Joel Rode and Micah Rode, both of Perrysburg; seven great-grandchildren, and brother, Donald (Alice) Hughes of Vaughnsville. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 4, 2001. She also was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Rode; sisters, Mary Baringer and Bettie Brinkman, and brother, Vernon Hughes.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at Vaughnsville United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Dr. David Chivington and Thomas Brown officiating. Arrangements were made by Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Kidney Fund.


GAYLE MANDELL-MORAN

Gayle L. Mandell-Moran, 61, of Port Richey, Florida, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011. She was born on March 21, 1949, to Gene and Rowena (Hufford) Mandell. She graduated in 1967 from Rossford High School before moving to Port Richey. Before retiring, she worked in medical services and later, donated countless hours to hospital charities and committees.
She is survived by her son, William (Jeana) Moran, and daughter, Tammy (Willie Whitaker) Moran; six grandchildren; sister, Randi (Richard) Sandford; brother, Kim (Martha) Mandell and Barry (Jeanette) Mandell. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Moran and her father, Gene Mandell.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, April 3, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg.


CHARLES HAHN

Charles T. "Junie" Hahn, 87, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born May 18, 1923, in Rossford, to Charles and Theresa (Schmidbauer) Hahn. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Eugenia Rapp on February 5, 1949, in Toledo.
Mr. Hahn worked as a millwright for Libbey-Owens-Ford for more than 39 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed woodworking, going for walks, taking scenic drives in the country, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. After retiring, Mr. and Mrs. Hahn enjoyed traveling to many different countries, including China, Japan and Indonesia.
He is survived by his wife, Eugenia; children, James (Rosemary) Hahn of Grandville, Michigan, Joan (Robert) Fechter of Perrysburg, Charles (Sue) Hahn of Santa Cruz, California, Thomas Hahn of Perrysburg, and Karen (Timothy) Kistner of Liberty Center; grandchildren, Kimberley Fechter, Drew (Ashley) Hahn, Nicole Connell, Alissa Hahn, Alexander Hahn, Jake Kistner, Madalyn Kistner and Lucas Hahn, and nieces, Nancy (Paul) Smithers and Susan (James) Dowling. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ethel Walker and Lloyd Hahn.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Ohio, 470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214.


NORMAN ADKINS

Norman E. Adkins, 87, of Perrysburg, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on August 23, 1923, in Northwood, Ohio, to Ernest and Elsie (Doering) Adkins. He married Grace Boehm on May 19, 1950.
He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He worked as a foreman at Libbey-Owens-Ford Plant #8 for 32 years before retiring in 1979. Mr. Adkins also worked for Machintosh-Nitchske Estates for more than 30 years.
He was a founding charter member at the Lutheran Church of the Master, where he served as financial secretary, trustee and elder. He was a member of the Christ Dunberger Post #537, Oregon, and worked for Perrysburg Christians United. He was an avid gardener.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace; children, Amy (Tim) Kramer and Russell Adkins; grandchildren, Russell, Nicole, Alysha and Gwen; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Cowell, and brother, Robert Adkins. He was preceded in death by Howard Adkins and Erma Marquette.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, at the Lutheran Church of the Master, with the Rev. Charles Campbell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


BETTY FINCH

Betty J. Finch, 80, of Rossford, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born on May 28, 1930, in Perrysburg Township, to George and Mary (Kish) Buckenberger.
She worked in the banking industry as a teller, retiring from National City Bank after 30 years. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Ms. Finch enjoyed reading, crosswords, quilting for charity and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Glori) Finch, Pamela (Thomas) Miller, Nancy (John Michael) Regg; grandchildren, Steven "Bud" Finch II, Stefani (Patrick Belegrin) Pacer, Andrea Keeler, Bryan Miller, Aaron Miller and Thomas Miller II; great-grandchildren, Hailey Finch and Megan Pacer, and sister, Donna McCally. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Finch Jr. in 1993, and her siblings, Phil Buckenberger and Sharon Buckenberger.
Funeral services will be held today, March 16, at 11 a.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.


LEONARD LOGSDON

Leonard J. Logsdon, 80, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born December 21, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio, to Clayton and Thelma Marie (Heck) Logsdon.
Mr. Logsdon retired from the Perrysburg Chrysler Plant after 22 years as a skilled tradesman. He was a union member and after retirement, he served several years as an officer of the UAW 1435 retirees chapter.
He previously lived in Kenton, Ohio, and was employed as a tradesman at the North American Rockwell Plant. He also owned an insurance agency representing the Buckeye Insurance Company.
At the Rockwell plant he was a charter member of Local 109 of the Allied Industrial Workers AFL-CIO and over the years he served in many different local union positions. While an officer in 1957, he served on the committee that negotiated local 109's first pension agreement. He also held other union positions. He was past president of the Hardin County Labor council and past president of the Northwest Ohio Joint Labor Council of the AIW-AFL-CIO. His passion was union organizing, and he succeeded in unionizing several plants.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; sons, Leonard "Randy" (Susan) Logsdon of Columbus, and Timothy Logsdon of Kentucky; daughter, Vickie Karriker of North Carolina; grandchildren, Lauren and Megan Logsdon and Hannah and Jacob Karriker; great-granddaughter, Jaitlyn Karriker; brother, Jack Logsdon of Texas, and sisters, Patricia Hulet of Texas, and Kay Miller of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by brothers, George and Donald, and sister, Sue Jackman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Leroy Smith officiating. Burial was private.


WILLIAM BARBER, JR.

William L. Barber Jr., 51, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Oregon, Ohio, on February 24, 1960 to William Sr. and Beatrice (Miley) Barber and was married in Perrysburg on November 19, 1983 to Carol Nontell.
He was a 1978 graduate of Rossford High School and worked for more than 23 years as a laborer with the Calphalon Corporation retiring in 2006. He was member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Mr. Barber was an avid camper.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Anna Barber, Amanda (James) Shebek both of Perrysburg; son, Adam (Cayla) Barber of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Hailey Barber, Sky Barber, EmmaRenee Shebek, and Hope Barber; brother, Kevin (Lisa) Barber of Perrysburg; sisters; Debbie (Ron) Kendrick of Toledo, and Tammy Belt of Perrysburg.
Funeral services will be held at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will be in Lake Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


DONALD BIAGIONI

Donald R. Biagioni, 64, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Huntley, Illinois, died February 20, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
He retired after more than 35 years in District 300 Schools in Illinois, teaching the first half then retiring as head of the guidance department and head varsity girls volleyball coach. He enjoyed one season coaching girls volleyball at Perrysburg High School. He moved to Perrysburg three years ago.
He enjoyed playing softball for nearly 50 years and was looking forward to a third season playing with a senior league. He also enjoyed the Perrysburg area, his new home, and the people he met while working at the Fort Meigs YMCA.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila of Perrysburg; son, Matthew (Stephenie) Biagioni of Woodstock, Illinois; daughter, Amy (Markus) Johnson; grandchildren, Gianna and Talon Johnson of Perrysburg; father, Aldo of DePue, Illinois, and sister, Linda Christy of Woodridge, Illinois.
Services were held in Spring Valley, Illinois.


MARY BRIGODE

Mary Frances "Shannie" Brigode, 85, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 4, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born on September 13, 1925, in Toledo, to Frank and Marguerite (Baude) McManus. She attended St. Joseph's School in Maumee, graduating in 1939. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, and received the Scholarship Medal-highest honors for four years. She enrolled in the accelerated program at Mary Manse College, Toledo, majoring in chemistry and physics, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1946, with a bachelor of science degree. She was inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, National Honor Society.
Ms. Brigode was employed as a quality control lab technician at Glass Fibers in Waterville, and later promoted to head of the department.
In 1950, she married T. Dale Brigode at St. Joseph's Church, and they moved to Perrysburg. They had six children. She became active in the St. Rose Altar Society, served as secretary, president and committee chairman. She also was vice president of Kappa Gamma Pi in the 1960s and treasurer of the Perrysburg League of Women Voters in the 1970s.
During the 1960s, she helped organize and operate St. Rose School library and volunteered for various other school activities. She also volunteered at the McAuley High School Library.
In 1975, she joined her husband in the operation of Brigode and Associates, a management consulting firm doing business globally.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and hiking. She and her husband visited 48 states, and Canadian Provinces from coast to coast and joined walking groups in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Ms. Brigode is survived by her daughter, Karen Brigode of Perrysburg; sons, David Brigode of Sonoma, California; Keith (Denise) Brigode of Perrysburg; Craig (Nancy) Brigode of San Francisco, California, and Bruce (Barbara) Brigode of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Nicholas (Amanda), William, Charles, Andrew, and Dylan Brigode; stepgrandson, Richard (Susan) Seiling; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Elizabeth Brigode; stepgreat-grandchildren, Allison and Asher Seiling and Preston Mangan, and sisters, Marguerite, Dolores, Ann and Pat (Bob). She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; daughter, Darcy, in 1966, and brother, Frank.
A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial will be private in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Parish Building Fund or St. JohnÕs Jesuit High School-Brigode Science Scholarship Fund.


DOROTHY HINTZ

Dorothy G. (Blakeman) Hintz, 86, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born July 30, 1924, in Toledo, to Robert and Margaret (LeHane) Blakeman. She graduated from Clay High School in 1943, and married Robert Hintz on October 11, 1947.
Mrs. Hintz worked as a corporate secretary for more than 30 years for the Great Lakes Stamping Company.
She enjoyed writing letters and was a member of the Kate Smith Society.
She also was a corporate secretary for the USS Thisle Reunion for the World War II veterans on the hospital ships.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; brother, Jack (Margie) Blakeman; sister, Elaine Overmyer- Lauman; many nieces and nephews, and special friends, Carl and Lori Duvall. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Bill Hintz, whom she and her husband raised.
Friends will be received today, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m,. at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.


JOHN LANDWEHR

John T. Landwehr, 67, of Perrysburg, died suddenly on February 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital of a heart attack. Born January 7, 1944, he was a life-long Perrysburg resident.
A 1961 graduate of Perrysburg High School, he received a bachelor of arts from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1966. He spent his junior year abroad at the Goethe Institute in Murnau, Germany. Mr. Landwehr then served his country in the United States Army Reserves. He earned a juris doctorate degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1973.
Mr. Landwehr began his professional career in labor relations at Owens Illinois in Alton, Illinois, and Levis Development Park in Perrysburg. Subsequently, he was industrial relations manager at the Union Camp Paper Company operations in Monroe, Michigan. After earning his juris doctorate, he joined Toledo's Eastman and Smith Ltd. in 1974, and was actively serving as general counsel of the firm, the first to hold this position. At the firm, his practice focused on employment and labor-related litigation and advice, including discrimination, arbitration, mediation and workers' compensation. During his tenure, he also served as the firm's managing partner and headed the ethics, employment and technology committees. He advised many corporations and was an active board member for Kiemle-Hankins Company.
Mr. Landwehr was admitted to practice law in Ohio and Michigan and litigated employment cases in the United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and Eastern District of Michigan; Supreme Court of Ohio; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; National Labor Relations Board; Occupational Safety and Health Commission; and various Ohio agencies. He was a frequent lecturer on employment and workers' compensation law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Always active, his passion was golf, playing courses and in tournaments across the country. He served as president of Belmont Country Club and was consistently a member of the Club's "Dandy Dozen" low handicappers and a two-time Senior Club Champion. He also served as president of Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, where he was an avid tennis and platform tennis player along with his wife, Jan. Among his many professional and community contributions, he was one of the first to serve as president of the Perrysburg Schools Foundation. He enjoyed family activities across the seasons, including golf, tennis, skiing and windsurfing, while also sharing a passion for science and technology.
He is survived by his wife Janet (Wick) Landwehr of Perrysburg; son John Landwehr, Jr. (Karen) of San Mateo, California; and daughter Jennifer Landwehr Graham of Perrysburg. Also surviving are his grandchildren Megan Graham, John Landwehr III and Todd Landwehr; his cousins Dr. Michael Clague (Barbara) of Gloucester, Virginia and Sheila Clague Checkley of Mission Viejo, California; and his sister-in-law Betty Wick Darbro.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruth (Cummins) Landwehr, and his brother Mark Landwehr.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg, on Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m., with a reception immediately following at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Witzler Shank, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make memorial tributes, consider the Perrysburg Schools Foundation, 140 East Indiana, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the University of Toledo College of Law, 2801 West Bancroft, Mail Stop #507, Toledo, Ohio 43606.


BRADLEY HART

Bradley Charles Hart, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly while serving his country overseas on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
He grew up in Perrysburg, graduated from Perrysburg High School, in the class of 2003. In high school, he played the trumpet in the concert and marching band.
He also was a graduate of Penta County Career Center in the auto tech program. His education in mechanics led him to much higher places in his military career.
He married Katharine (Knoph) Hart in 2009. They enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, riding his motorcycle, hunting and hiking. Bradley was especially fond of his Chevy trucks and the two enjoyed building and maintaining his K5 and taking his Blazer rock crawling and mud bogging. They enjoyed special four-wheeling expeditions to the Uwharrie Mountains.
Bradley entered active duty in the United States Army as a wheeled vehicle mechanic on August 18, 2003. He attended basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He followed that by volunteering for basic airborne training and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the winter of 2004. Upon completion of training, he was assigned as a paratrooper and Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic in HHC, 2nd Batallion, 82nd Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
During the next four years, Bradley served in numerous positions within 2nd Batallion to include heavy wheeled vehicle non-commissioned officer in charge and recovery vehicle operator. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his actions while supporting 82nd Aviation Brigade during a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In May of 2008, he was selected for an assignment to the Special Operations Logistics Support Element at Fort Bragg. There, he quickly proved himself as an expert mechanic and trusted leader within the unit and gained the respect of his soldiers, fellow non-commissioned officers and the unit leadership. His dedication to mission accomplishment, selfless service, and technical and tactical expertise set him apart from fellow unit members through his final deployment.
His training included several military and civilian certification courses, including the Basic Airborne Course, Warrior Leader's Course, and the Advanced Leader's Course. His earned awards and decorations included: the Army Commodation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the 2nd Award Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral two, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, and the Driver/Mechanics Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Bradley is survived by his wife, Katie Hart; parents, Charles and Darlene Hart of Perrysburg; siblings, Travis (Jessica) Powell of Ft. Bragg, Tammy, Curtis, Susie, and Sarah, all of Perrysburg; grandparents, Dorothy (Reed) Hart, Shirley and George (Jay) Kinzie, also of Perrysburg; nieces, Caroline and Kaylee Powell, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Clifford Hart Sr. and Arthur Dunlap.
Visitation will be today, March 2, from 1200 hours to 1400 hours, at Cedar Creek Church, 29129 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Services will begin at 1400 hours. Graveside service will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, after the service. A luncheon will follow at Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Bradley's name are asked to consider the following foundations: Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850-5168 or Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, Florida 33681-3483.


JOANNE CUDLIKE

Joanne L. Cudlike, 56, of Perrysburg, died February 22, 2011, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. She was born March 19, 1954, to Roland and Yvette (Lavoie) Lagace. She married Thomas Cudlike on May 26, 1979.
Mrs. Culike worked as a librarian for Perrysburg Schools. Her passion was inspiring children to enjoy reading, and she cherished her students. She enjoyed reading, visiting the ocean and being with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Thomas; daughters, Lindsey Cudlike and Briana (Michael) Virgil; father, Roland; siblings, Gilles (Karen) Lagace, Carmel (Elvia) Lagace and Corinne (Armondo) Ramirez; sisters-in-law, Lynne (David) Szczesniak and Sherry (Robert) Slavko, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; father-in-law, Charles Cudlike; mother-in-law, Edna Cudlike, and brother-in-law, Charles Cudlike.
A Memorial Service was held Thursday, February 24, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ebeid Hospice Residence.


KATHLEEN SOBANSKI

Kathleen T. Sobanski, 89, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at The Manor At Perrysburg. She was born January 5, 1922, to John and Rachael Sway in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
She graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing of Windsor in 1948 and did post-graduate work in surgery at New York Polyclinic Hospital. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Plymouth General Hospital in Detroit until she started her family.
She married John Sobanski of Detroit, Michigan, on January 19, 1952, in Detroit with whom she had three sons. Mrs. Sobanski attended Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlework, and most of all, her grandchildren.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives: Mark and Judy (Wilkins) Sobanski, Perrysburg; Kurt and Tove (Moan) Sobanski, Glastonbury, Connecticut; Brian and Debra (Felger) Sobanski, Stevensville, Michigan; and her six grandchildren: Steven and Kaley, Anna and Jon, and Allison and Abigail. She also is survived by three sisters: Geraldine Neilson, Norma Czilli, and Gladys Frenette, all of Windsor, Ontario, and one brother, Alan Sway of North Bay, Ontario.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, on October 10, 1985, and her brother John Sway of Windsor, Ontario.
Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m.
Gifts in her memory should be sent to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the organization of the donor's choice. .


ANDREW BRATTON

Andrew "Drew" Paul Bratton, 68, of Fearrington Village, North Carolina, died February 19, 2011, at his home.
He was born June 28, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a business degree in marketing. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional fraternity.
He married his college sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth Conrad, in 1965. After working for one year in salary administration for the University of Michigan, Mr. Bratton began a 34-year career with Owens-Illinois, Inc. He was commercial development manager for Owens-Illinois International Division prior to his retirement.
He and his wife moved to Fearrington Village in 1998, where he was director of his own company, Resource Marketing, and sold plastic and closure products for several large companies around the world. At the time of his death he was employed as sales manager for Pro-Green Company located in RTP.
He was an avid cyclist and toured many southern states with groups of cyclists. In the spring of 2007 he cycled across the United States from San Diego, California, to St. Augustine, Florida. He also tutored students in reading at the local elementary schools. He enjoyed classical music and art.
He was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mr. Bratton is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Riley and Patrick Forner of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Rebecca Murray Cochran of Corpus Christi, Texas, and grandchildren, Sean and Claire Forner and Benjamin and Dylan Cochran.
Services were held Friday, February 25, at the Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill. Arrangements were made by the Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


ALDO PANAZZOLO

Aldo Panazzolo, 81, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born February 8, 1930, to Octavia and Palmiro Panazzolo in North Bergen, New Jersey. He married Dorothy Weber on September 11, 1954.
Mr. Panazzolo served his country during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He had several patents as a design engineer at Owens-Illinois. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church for more than 33 years.
He had many talents, including oil painting and woodworking. He enjoyed opera, fishing, bowling and was an avid poker player and Yankee fan.
He is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Dorothy; children, Thomas, Jane Lawrence (Jimmy), Diane Hofbauer (Randy); grandchildren, Tiffany (Nick) Queen, Melissa (Billy) and Andrew Hofbauer, and great-grandchild, Corbin Toepfer, all of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, February 26, at St. Rose Church. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made to St. Rose Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


KAREN COTHREN

Karen R. Cothren, 62, of Toledo, died Friday, February 11, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 28, 1948, to Lionel Ben and Florence (McClelland) Cothern. A 1966 graduate of Libbey High School, she attended Kellogg Community College and the University of Toledo. Most recently, she was employed as an executive secretary for St. PaulÕs Lutheran Church in Maumee. She enjoyed helping people, often keeping her home open for anyone in need. She performed missionary work, sang in the choir and enjoyed cooking.
Ms. Cothren is survived by her sister, Veela Burks; brother, Edward Cothren; niece, Tamara (Caccia) Cothren and her husband Simon Caccia; nephews, Reuben Burks and Jeremiah Cothren; special friend, Jeannine (Doug) Willis, and many extended family members.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, February 26, from 1-2 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be private.


LAWRENCE LAVALLEY

Lawrence E. LaValley, 98, died February 13, 2011, at Advanced Specialty Hospital in Toledo. He was born July 8, 1912, in Columbus, Ohio, to Eugene and Marie (Garner) LaValley. He graduated from North High School in 1930, and graduated from Bliss Business School. He married Evelyn Rhoades on June 19, 1942, in Columbus.
Mr. LaValley was a musician and a sales manager for ACME Fast Freight and Swell Motor Freight Company, retiring in 1992 at the age of 79. He was a member of Hilliard United Methodist Church, a mason for the Grand Lodge of F&AM of Ohio and the Avery Lodge No. 0493 in Hilliard, Ohio. He was a life member of the Columbus Federation of Musicians.
He was a professional musician whose career in music spanned 86 years. He played saxophone, clarinet and violin. He played in a variety of Big Bands from 1921 to 2006. Mr. LaValley was a member of the Hilliard Community Band, the Greater Columbus Concert Band and the Village Concert Band in Lady Lake, Florida. He played saxophone and clarinet in The Chuck Selby Band, The Billy Bishop Band, The Bob Rocky Band, The Bob Chaney Band and many others.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Alanna (Gary) Taylor of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Dawn (Kenneth) Wetmore of Perrysburg, and Lorna (Alan) LaValley-Hines of Van Nuys, California; grandsons, David (Deniz) Wetmore of Washington, D.C. and William Wetmore of Washington, D.C.
Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


DOROTEA RUFO

Dorotea Rufo, 99, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on February 6, 1912, in Pangasinan, Philippines. She married Jose Rufo in June 1938. She was a lifetime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was currently a member of the Bowling Green Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her children, Daniel (Glenna) Rufo of Perrysburg, Onofre (Perla) Rufo of Weslaco, Texas, Virgilio (Areli) Rufo of Weslaco, and Naomi (Emil) Ranosa of Redlands, California; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose, in March 1994, and her son, Abraham Rufo.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, February 23, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 24, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Yulian Filipov officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.


GEORGE SIMON

George W. Simon, 90, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Perrysburg, on October 5, 1920, to George and Leona (Haas) Simon. He married Velma Raker in 1943, and she preceded him in death in 1983. He married Marilyn Emmett Brinker in 1985.
Mr. Simon was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Berlin during World War II, and was a lifetime farmer in the Perrysburg area. For many years he also owned and operated a washer and dryer repair service. He was an active member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, serving on many committees over the years. He also was a member of the American Legion Perrysburg Post #28. He managed the Perrysburg Merchant baseball team for a number of years, winning the state finals and many league titles.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; stepdaughter, Karen (Rob) Wilson; stepson, Michael (Pat) Brinker; five stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Vincent (Dorothy "Dot") Simon and sister, Catherine "Katie" Schramm, both of Perrysburg, and many nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Cyril "Skee" Simon; sisters, Genevieve "Jenny" Guhl, Margaret Simon, Helen Spratt and Mary Robertson.
Scripture services were held Friday, February 18, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Saturday, February 19, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. Rose Church, St. Rose Cemetery or to a charity of the donor's choice.


EILEEN STIVERS

Eileen M. Stivers, 58, of Waterville, died Sunday, February 13, 2011, at St. LukeÕs Hospital. She was born in Toledo, on May 7, 1952, to Robert and Lucille (Babcock) Fruchey.
She was a former employee of Sunshine Children's Home and Heartland of Perrysburg. She enjoyed bowling, animals (especially her dogs), trips to Kentucky, crafts and making jewelry.
She is survived by her father, Robert; brother, Robert Fruchey; sisters, Patricia Fruchey, Cathy (Jim) Phister, and Robin Kerbel, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Stivers, and mother, Lucille.
A memorial service was held Thursday, February 17, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Assistance Dogs of America, Inc., 8806 State Route 64, Swanton, Ohio 43558.


GERTRUDE SUTTER

Gertrude Elizabeth "Trudie" Sutter died February 17, 2011, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, South Carolina. She was born in 1916 to Everett and Edith (Lyon) Carter at the family farmhouse in Wood County. She was the youngest of three daughters. She attended school until third grade in a one-room schoolhouse, now the Zimmerman School museum near Bowling Green. After graduating from Bowling Green High School at age 16, she went to Perrysburg where she met local artist Phil Sutter, whom she married three years later, after working her way through cosmetology school and becoming employed as a hairdresser. For many years she maintained her own business, TrudieÕs Beauty Studio, in Perrysburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Sutter spent most of their 52 years of marriage in Perrysburg and later Bowling Green. Eleven years after her husband's death in 1988, Ms. Sutter joined two of her daughters by moving to South Carolina, where she lived in Seneca.
She is survived by her daughters Janice (Ray) Bushnell, Robin (Les) McMahan, and Sandie (Perry) Woodworth; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella "Sally" Loomis.
A memorial and celebration of life service will be held in mid-June with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green.


LEWIS KECK

Lewis "Lew" R. Keck, 62, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born May 13, 1948, in Wilkesville, Ohio, to Raymond and Irene (Weber) Keck. He was a 1966 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn Link, on September 20, 1969.
He enjoyed his job and his work family at Pilkington N.A. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Keck is survived by his wife, Carolyn Keck; children, Marcus (Nicole Stec) Keck, Connie (Dave) Sanford and Nicole (Peter) Johnson; grandchildren, Sophie, Emma, Anson and Izzie Keck, Nicholas and Elise Sanford and Charlotte, Henry and Oliver Johnson; brother, Earl (Barb) Keck; sisters, Marie George and Bea (John) Zeller, and mother-in-law, Evelyn Link. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Mary Keck; father-in-law, Norbert Link and brother-in-law, John George.
A Scripture Service was held Sunday, February 12, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Funeral services began in the funeral home on Monday, February 14, followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed John XXIII Church in Perrysburg. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions to Blessed John XXIII Church Building Fund or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARGARET SANTUS

Margaret M. Santus, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday February 8, 2011, at Edgewood Manor Care Center, Port Clinton, Ohio. She was born in Rossford, on August 26, 1918, to Vincent and Agnes Pavlica.
She was employed at Bostwick and Braun and Libbey-Owens-Ford. She was a member of St. Rose Church and Sodality. She enjoyed walking, traveling and cooking.
Ms. Santus is survived by her sister, Adelia (Alfred) Beaulieu, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Santus, and siblings, Agnes, Vincent, Paul, Louis, Emil, Bernard and Regina.
A Funeral Mass was held Friday, February 11, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School.


LOIS GRIFFITH

Lois Annette Griffith, 62, of Perrysburg, died January 30, 2011, in her home. She was born July 14, 1948, in Huron, Ohio, to Harry and Charlotte Stotts. She attended primary school in Huron, and high school at Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where she sang in the Echoliers, a select concert choir that performed nationally, including Carnegie Hall, which was one of her fondest memories.
After graduation from Mount Vernon in 1966, she attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, graduating in 1971 with a degree in home economics education. Shortly after graduation, while attending a friend's wedding, she met Dave Griffith. They were married in 1974, and settled in Fostoria, Ohio. They moved to Carnegie, Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Griffith taught art classes at the Community College of Alleghany County. Her family moved four times in 10 years-from Carnegie to Bluefield, West Virginia, from Bluefield to Roanoke, Virginia, and from Roanoke to Decatur, Illinois. In 1999, the family moved to Perrysburg.
She is survived by her husband, David, of Perrysburg; children, David of Sweet Briar, Virginia, Charlie of Dublin, Ohio, and Patrick of Perrysbur; grandchildren, Charlotte and Alexander of Sweet Briar, Virginia; sisters, Virginia Hoover and Janice Stotts of Huron, Ohio, and Alice Raifsnider of Centerburg, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Charlotte Stotts, and father-in-law, Gerald Griffith.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, at the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, officiated by special friend the Rev. Tom Compton of Edenton, Georgia. Burial was private.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


CARL SPITLER

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


DANIEL "JAKE" HAAS

Daniel G. "Jake" Haas, 75, of Perrysburg, died Monday, January 24, 2011, in the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on May 30, 1935, in Perrysburg, to Lawrence "Hap" and Majoria (Scholl) Haas. He married Cassandra (Truitt) on January 5, 1999, in Toledo.
Mr. Haas was a 1953 graduate of Perrysburg High School and was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He worked for more than 50 years as a contract electrician with the IBEW LU#8, retiring in 1999. He was an avid sports fan following the Detroit Lions and Tigers teams.
He is survived by his wife, Cassandra; children, Julie (Russ) Sterner of Baltimore, Maryland, Douglas (Renee) Haas of Toledo, Dean (Kelly) Haas of Baltimore, Jenny Haas and Amy Cox, both of Naples, Florida; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Larry "Butch" (Sharon Bollinger) Haas of Sarasota, Florida; sister, Evelyn "Sis" (Bob) Kicsh of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Carolyn Haas, and brother-in-law, Wayne Truitt. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Haas.
Scripture services were held Thursday, January 27, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral Home on Friday, January 28, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. Rose Church or to the Hope Lodge at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.


ROBERTA HETRICK

Roberta L. Hetrick, 66, of Stoney Ridge, died Friday, January 28, 2011, at Mercy St. Charles Medical Center in Oregon. She was born November 4, 1944, in Toledo, to James and Thelma (Rice) Gillen. She married Kenneth Hetrick on December 18, 1968.
An avid fan of Elvis Presley, she was a member of the Toledo-based fan club, Sweet Sweet Spirit. She also was known for her love of exotic animals. She owned and operated Tigerridge Exotics Zoo in Stoney Ridge, working alongside her husband for more than 30 years. During those years, she is credited with raising more than 100 exotic big cats.
Mrs. Hetrick is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Alan (Betty) Hetrick; daughter, Corrina Hetrick; mother, Thelma Gillen; brother, James (Marie) Gillen; sisters, Norma De
Verna and Beverly Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her father, James Gillen; sister, Janet Tucker; sons, William Hetrick and Kenneth Hetrick Jr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge. Private burial will be held at a later date at Lake Township Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Tigerridge Exotics, 5359 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


WAYNE LIVINGSTON

Wayne Carl Livingston, 52, of Perrysburg, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Toledo Hospital. He was born March 7, 1958, in Fremont, Ohio, to Paul and Alice (McCoy) Livingston. He was a 1976 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Livingston, a lifelong thespian, had a great appreciation for the arts. He acted in scores of performances at the Fremont Community Theater and other area theatres. He also was a member of the Ohio Community Theatre Association. He also enjoyed live theatre, especially regular trips to Broadway and the company of his pets.
Mr. Livingston is survived by his partner of 26 years, Michael Blake of Perrysburg; parents, Paul and Alice Livingston of Fremont; siblings, Keith (Mary Jane) Livingston of Sanford, North Carolina, Scott (Laura) Livingston of Columbus, Ohio, Gayle (Dan) Troy of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, David (Jessica) Livingston of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tim (Joanne) Livingston of Las Vegas; nephews, Tyler Livingston and Benjamin Livingston, both of Las Vegas.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 29, at First Presbyterian Church, Fremont, with the Rev. William McConnell officiating. Arrangements were made by the Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral and Cremation Service, Fremont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, Maryland 20852.


TADEK STADNICZUK


Tadek "Ted" P. Stadniczuk, 63, of Lambertville, Michigan, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011, in St. Anne Mercy Hospital.
Born October 2, 1947, in Zaslaw, Poland, he was the son of Antoni and Ewa (Nestor) Stadniczuk.
A 1966 graduate of Rossford High School, he married Michelle "Shelley" Yeager on September 26, 1970, in St. Clement Catholic Church, where he was a member. His life was centered around his family, especially his grandchildren. He spent much of his time supporting his sons with their stock car racing team. He also was an avid golfer and played semi-pro soccer.
He was employed for 32 years for the Chrysler Corporation in Perrysburg, retiring in 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley; children, Tadek Stadniczuk, Amy (Scott) Helpman and David Stadniczuk; grandchildren, Ethan Stadniczuk, Mackenzie, Megan and Madison Helpman; sisters, Jane (Joseph) Bielecki, Josephine (Will) Buttner, Christine Gray and Maria Orzel; many nieces and nephews, and god-daughter, Sandy Skala. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 17, in St. Clement Catholic Church. Interment was in Whiteford Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, Michigan.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Clement Catholic Church.


JACK CONLEY

Jack N. Conley, 75, of Miamisburg, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Kettering Medical Center.
He was an active member of Fairhaven Church, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Sally of Miamisburg; children, Samuel (Brenda) of Syracuse, New York, Clark (Emily) of Perrysburg, Rebecca (David) Jaeger of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Lauren, Ben, Caleb, Grace, Evan, Carl, Joseph, Clark, Charlie and Kate; and many in-laws. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Ann Conley.
A Memorial Service was held Sunday, January 23, at Fairhaven Church, Centerville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in JulieÕs memory or to Fairhaven Church Missions Fund.


TIMOTHY DESTATTE

Timothy Michael Destatte, 54, of Lachine, Michigan, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Tendercare Alpena. He was born on December 17, 1956, to John and Gladys (Eckel) Destatte in Toledo. He has lived in Lachine for the past five years, having been up north for 20 years. He was attending Beaver Lake Church. Mr. DeStatte was an avid reader and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed listening to music.
He is survived by brothers, Bob (Nguyet) of Temecula, California, Gene (Hazel) of Temperance, Michigan, Dave (Ruth) of Rossford, Ted (Sally) of Staunton, Illinois, Rum (Cheryl) of Maumee, Tom (Karen) of Madison, Ohio, and John of Perrysburg; sisters, Sister Marcia Marie Destatte, Terry Gfell, and Mary Destatte, all of Toledo, Linda (John) Andrews of Lachine, Judy (Ted) Coulianos of Maumee, and Sandy (Alan) Hanna of Toledo; sisters-in-law, Candy Destatte of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Carol Destatte of Rossford; many nieces and nephews, and special friends, Tom Berry, Mark Bowling, Theresa Destatte, and Bill and Sue Bauer. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rick and Joe, and nephew, Ryan Destatte.
A memorial service will be held this summer in the Toledo area. Arrangements were made by the the Green Funeral Home, Atlanta, Michigan.


DOLLIE EARLY

Dollie Eileen Early, 92, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, January 13, 2011, at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born on March 19, 1918, in Toledo, to Albert and Dolly (Rentz) Nohl. She was a homemaker, belonged to St. Catherine Catholic Church, Eleanor Kahle Senior Center and enjoyed living at Abundant Life Residence. She also enjoyed playing bunco.
She is survived by her sons, George (Barbara) Early and Earl (Elaine) Early; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Bass; sister and brother-in-law; Bill and Dot Hastings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1973; sister, Ruth Service, and great-grandson, Jason Williamson.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with Deacon Jerry Ignatowski officiating. Interment was private.
Memorial donations may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.


LILA FREDERICKSON


Lila Barbara Frederickson, 87, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was the only child of Orson and Velma (Ragsdale) Weiser. She was born in Bellingham, Washington, on October 10, 1923. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle, Washington, where she was in a quartet called the Stardusters. She attended the University of Washington, where she was crowned Snow Queen her sophomore year.
She and her husband Paul, due to his profession, had resided in Seattle, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indiana and Rossford. The last six years she lived in Perrysburg.
She enjoyed the outdoors and the four seasons. She also enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing and for a time was a member of the Toledo Ski Club. She took up snorkeling, which she enjoyed doing on her world travels. She enjoyed golfing and while her husband was living they were members of Heatherdowns Country Club. She and her husband also enjoyed fishing, traveling and dancing. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her friend Lotte Nordmann.
She is survived by her son, Craig (Kristina) Frederickson and daughter, Dana (Stephen) Hess; grandchildren, Lindsay (Patrick) Christians, Marine Sergeant C. Matthew Frederickson, Taylor Hess, Emily (Matthew) Johnston and Logan Hess; great-grandson, Tyler Johnston, and special friend, Stanley Tambor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and her grandson, Jason Hess.
A celebration of life service was held Friday, January 21, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 22 North Second Street, Waterville, Ohio, with the Rev. Stephen Buehrle officiating. Arrangements were made by the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, Toledo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Hospital Foundation, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Zion Lutheran Church Waterville, Ohio, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


BARBARA KELLER

Barbara Marie Keller, 82, died January 18, 2011, at her home. She was born on June 24, 1928, in Toledo, to John and Virginia Arens, and spent her youth living on the east side of Toledo. She married Donald Keller on October 6, 1950. They built their own home together in Perrysburg, where they lived for the past 60 years.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. She was an avid reader, enjoyed working outside with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Keller was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church for many years. She was a Sunday School teacher for various age groups and enjoyed working with children. She also volunteered in many other areas of the church.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Douglas (Sue) Keller, Thomas (Lonnie) Keller, and Cindy (Hassan) Baroudi; grandchildren, Christopher (Tiffany) Keller; Samantha Avaritt, and Shadi, Robby and Danny Baroudi; great-grandson, Gavin Keller; brothers, Captain John Arens and Thomas Arens, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Delores St. Germain, and her daughter, Becky Keller.
A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements were made by the Walker Funeral Home, Sylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


THOMAS MANAGHAN

Tom Managhan, 71, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, January 11, 201, at the Toledo Hospital. He was born in Perrysburg on November 14, 1939, and was a 1958 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He married Sandra Bohaczenko on June 5, 1965, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, where they were members.
He worked for more than 36 years at Faurecia, formerly AP Parts, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters, Julie (Reg) Mitchell of Powell, Ohio, Amy (Scott) Carpenter of Perrysburg, and Lisa Managhan of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Brandon and Allie Mitchell, Scott and Taylor Carpenter, and Nathan Managhan; brother, Don (Judy) Managhan of Toledo, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Russell, Paul, Richard, Sam, Pat, Agnes and Kate.
A Scripture Service was held Sunday, January 16, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers began in the funeral home on Monday, January 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwestern Ohio, 405 Madison Avenue #210, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or St. Jude ChildrenÕs Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


NEVA SNYDER

Neva J. (Spilker) Snyder, 89, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born December 18, 1921, in Perrysburg Township, to Orrell and Anna (Sargent) Spilker. She married Clayton Snyder on August 2, 1951.
She received her bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University and her master of education degree from the University of Toledo.
Mrs. Snyder held an Ohio Permanent Teaching Certificate and had a sincere interest in helping students become responsible citizens. Before joining the Perrysburg teaching staff in 1948, she had taught for five years at Glenwood School in Perrysburg Township and for two years, she was a principal and teacher at Grant School in Shelby, Ohio.
Mrs. Snyder was an active member in the Perrysburg Education Association during her teaching years. She was a life member of OEA and the NEA. She served as past chairman of the intermediate department of Northwestern Ohio Education Association and was an interested member in the Toledo Area International Reading Council. She also was interested in gardening, antique glassware and visiting historical sites in Ohio and surrounding states.
She is survived by her sister, Faye Schwisow; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton, in 2005; sisters, Lucille Burkhart-Reigle-Lahman and Violet Simpson; brother, Robert Spilker; sister-in-law, Patricia Spilker; brothers-in-law, Gordon Burkhart, Robert Reigle, Delmar Lahman, Newton Simpson, and Willard Schwisow.
To honor Ms. Snyder's wishes, there will not be any visitation and burial will be private in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio, with the Rev. Albert Nelson officiating.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Perrysburg Schools Scholarship Fund, the library at Toth Elementary or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


DENISE SOTO

Denise J. (Gallaher) Soto, of Perrysburg, died January 15, 2011, in her home. She was born in Toledo, on January 31, 1959, to Deloris and Dennis Gallaher. She graduated in 1977 from Rossford High School and earned her degree from the University of Toledo as well as many cosmetology industry certifications.
An entrepreneur, she opened businesses in Las Vegas, Nevada and areas around Toledo, finally settling in Perrysburg, and opening Soto's Salon and Spa. She developed new methods of salon management and has worked as a consultant in the industry to help other businesses across the country. She also received a patent for a new teaching technology and authored a book to streamline salon management.
Mrs. Soto assisted families that had children with fetal alcohol syndrome, and provided support and care for cancer survivors and the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Charles; children, Gina, Lisa (John), Mark, Evan and Grace; grandchildren; mother, Deloris Riley; brothers, Rick, Mark, Christopher (Laura), David (Robin), Jim (Donna) and Steve, and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at Blessed John XXIII Parish, 24250 Dixie Highway (Route 25), Perrysburg, where she was a member. Arrangements are being made by the Coyle Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the YWCA Battered WomenÕs Shelter or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


LYMAN SPITZER


Lyman Franklin Spitzer died January 10, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born November 20, 1949, in Toledo, the third of John and Lucy (Ohlinger) Spitzer's four children. He was raised in Ottawa Hills and attended Ohio schools through eighth grade at which time he transferred to Maumee Valley Country Day School, graduating with the class of 1967. He academically thrived at MVCDS and continued a lifelong involvement with the school where his son, Casey, is a senior.
He attended Williams College, graduating magna cum laude in 1971, with highest honors in physics, and becoming a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following college, not sure if he should go into medicine or law, he took a year off and contemplated his future while employed as a ski instructor in Aspen, Colorado. Deciding on the latter, he attended law school at the University of Michigan, graduating magna cum laude, in 1976. While at law school, Mr. Spitzer worked on the U of M Law Review, a publication founded by his maternal grandfather, Gustavus Ohlinger.
Following law school, he taught research and writing for one year at the University of Toledo College of Law. Moving to Washington, D.C., he worked at the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering until September 1980. During his tenure at WCP, he was chosen to be the first clerk for the Honorable Louis Oberdorfer of the Federal District Court.
In 1980, Mr. Spitzer moved back to Toledo and joined the law firm of Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, specializing in corporate and intellectual property law. He became a partner and remained with the firm for the rest of his life.
He had an adventurous childhood, traveling widely with his parents and siblings. He enjoyed canoeing, camping, hiking, waterskiing, hang-gliding, windsurfing, sailing, snow-shoeing, cross country and downhill skiing and biking. He also enjoyed cars, motorcycles and boats and at one time had his pilot's license.
He married Patrice Casey in July 1984. He was proud of his family's role in Toledo's history and worked tirelessly on maintaining and securing the future of the Spitzer Building. He was a trustee of Woodlawn Cemetery and of First Congregational Church in the Old West End, as well as a long-time board member of the Toledo Opera. He sat on the alumni council of Maumee Valley Country Day School, was previously on the board of Camp Storer, and was a member of Perrysburg Historic Land Marks Commission.
Mr. Spitzer was a member of the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, the Perrysburg Boat Club, the Crystal Lake Yacht Club and, until his illness, a lifetime member of the Toledo Club.
He is survived by his wife, Patrice; son, Lyman Casey; father, John Spitzer of Perrysburg; brothers, John Spitzer Jr. (Crystal Gray) of Boulder, Colorado, A.L. "Lorry" Spitzer III (Diane Young) of Boston, Massachusetts; sister, Molly Spitzer Frost (Edmund) of Washington, D.C., the Casey Family and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on February 12, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood Boulevard. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cherry Street Mission Ministries, 105 17th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604, Metro Parks of the Toledo Area, for Support of Oak Openings and Sidecut Metropark, 5100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio or to a charity of the donor's choice.


MARIE AMES

Marie Alice Ames, 94, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Perrysburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Luckey, Ohio, on October 19, 1916, to Fred and Anna (Brueggemier) Bursiek. She was employed at Perrysburg High School as a cook for 15 years, retiring in 1976.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, visiting with her friends and playing cards. Her memberships included Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, its Altar Guild and Women of the Church.
She is survived by her children, Carol (Dale) Bryan, Thomas (Connie) Ames and Suzanne (Jim) Zeller; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Aring; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ames, in 1981.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 11, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


BETTY BLACK

Betty J. Black, 80, of Bowling Green, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at the Bowling Green Manor. She was born in Perrysburg on January 27, 1930, to Albert and Lulu (Newton) Walgenbach. She was a laborer with Wood Lane Schools.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edwin Meek and Sherman Black.
Graveside services were held Thursday, January 6, in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery, in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.


PAUL GURTZWEILER

Paul John Gurtzweiler, 63, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, January 6, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on November 30, 1947, in Perrysburg, to John and Esther (Hoffman) Gurtzweiler. He married Janice Pocisk on October 4, 1969, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Rossford.
He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed farming, motorcycle riding, deer hunting, hiking, rollerblading, carpentry and being out in the sunshine. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was currently working as a millwright at Teledyne.
Mr. Gurtzwiler is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Karin (Tim) Perozek, Nicole Gurtzweiler, Keith Gurtzweiler; two grandchildren; siblings, Mariester (John) Pavlica, Veronica Rakebrand, George (Rita) Gurtzweiler, Patricia (Robert) Schoenrock, John Gurtzweiler and Howard (Kathy) Gurtzweiler. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther Gurtzweiler; sister, Margaret Gurtzweiler, and brother, Robert Gurtzweiler.
Scripture services were held Monday, January 10, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Tuesday, January 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at at St. Rose Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.


TIFFANY INDERBITZIN


Tiffany Fay (Moore) Inderbitzin, 34, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at her parents' home. She was born May 17, 1976, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1994 and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo in 2009. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt Inderbitzin, on October 10, 2010.
She was employed with Owens Corning as a process expert and customer service specialist. Ms. Inderbitzin enjoyed cooking and baking, scrapbooking, gardening, and she was known as a master of organization. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, and going on adventures with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Matt; parents, Rick and Nancy Rogers; grandparents, Hubert and Dorothy Lontz and Thelma Wygant; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and Howard Inderbitzin; sisters-in-law, Megan Inder-bitzin, Michelle (Drew) Kronberg; niece and nephew, Ellie and Brendan Kronberg, many aunts and uncles, several cousins, including Nikole and Bert, and Terry Lee Moore. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Calvin and Evelyn Moore, and Alma Rogers, and cousin, Alicia Fay Plum.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, at the First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Gary Rode officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickman Cancer Center.


ERIN PUHL


Erin Michelle Puhl, 20, died Friday, January 7, 2011, at her home. She was born July 26, 1990, in Toledo, to Richard and Debra (Kirsch) Puhl. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 2009, and was a sophomore at Bowling Green State University, studying anthropology.
A member of St. Rose Catholic Church, she was an avid reader, enjoying mostly fiction fantasy. She enjoyed telling stories and was known as the "Riddle Master." She was passionate about Relay For Life, never missing a race. She enjoyed geo caching, family activities, and meeting her friends each week for coffee. Her dream was to be a camp counselor for the Flying Horse Farms.
Ms. Puhl is survived by her parents; brother, Phillip Puhl; grandmothers, Helen Puhl and Kathy Kirsch; aunts and uncles, Chris (David) Swiatek, Peggy (Ogie) Miller, Maria (Brian) Hersch, Beth (Daniel) Kervin, Todd Puhl, Scott Walker, Mark (Tonya) Kirsch, Tom (Lynette) Kirsch, Judy (Kyle) Beck, Jill (Mike) Zipfel and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Richard Puhl and William Kirsch, and uncle, Frank Puhl.
A Scripture Service was held Tuesday, January 11, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers will recited in the funeral home today, January 12, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church at 10:15 a.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or the Flying Horse Farms (Paul Newman's Hole-In-The-Wall-Gang Camps).


STANLEY WEBER


Stanley Ray Weber, 85, of Rossford, died Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was born in a farmhouse in Pettisville, Ohio, on July 28, 1925, to Andrew and Inez (Waldvogel) Weber. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he served as a cook in Hawaii.
After the war, he attended four years of college at Bowling Green State University, where he received his bachelor of science degree. It was there that he met his future wife, Avelda Ruth "Dolly" Johnson and they married on August 22, 1948.
In the early 1950s Stan spent time playing professional basketball for the Waterloo (Iowa) Hawks. He also traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. He forged a 30-year career teaching math, coaching basketball, track and cross country at Rossford Junior High and Senior High schools. He attended Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Avelda "Dolly" Weber; sons, Greg (Jennifer) Weber and Ron (Marcia) Weber; daughter, Ruth (John) Klempner; grandchildren, Angie (Steve) Hobbins, Daniel (Chelsey) Weber, David (Sandra) Weber, Julie (Joe) Hagans, Stephanie (Joel) Bixler, Todd (Jaclynn) Weber, Johnathan (Amanda) Klempner, Audrey Weber, Joanna Klempner, Justin Klempner, Erica Weber, Andrew Weber and Roxana Klempner, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, January 12, at 11 a.m., at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, with the Rev. Steve Hobbins officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


ROBERT WINGERTER


Robert G. Wingerter, 94, of Perrysburg, who led Libbey-Owens-Ford Company during a 12-year period of growth and expansion, died Monday, January 3, 2011. He had a 44-year career in glass and automotive-related industries in Ohio and Michigan, and also served on a number of corporate boards in addition to giving service to civic and community organizations.
He was born in Detroit on October 5, 1916, to Hugh and Bertha (Seeger) Wingerter. He grew up in Detroit during difficult economic times and graduated with honors from Denby High School. He attended Wayne State University (then Detroit City College) on a scholarship, graduating cum laude in 1938, with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
Thirty years later, in appreciation for the contribution Wayne State made to his career, he endowed the Wingerter Awards. These cash awards are made annually to each of four graduating seniors in the College of Engineering who have demonstrated excellent qualities of character, scholarship, and leadership. Awards have gone to 134 students since 1968, and will continue in the future.
Immediately following his college graduation, Mr. Wingerter joined Timken Roller Bearing Co. in Canton, Ohio, as a trainee sales engineer, and advanced through a number of management positions to become sales director and general manager of the firm's automotive division.
In 1963, he joined Rockwell-Standard Corp. in Detroit as president of its automotive division and a director of the company.
Four years later, he was recruited by LOF as president and CEO, with the express mission of diversifying the company and directing the firmÕs transition into the newly developed float glass manufacturing processes. When he retired in 1979, the company had constructed several new glassmaking facilities and had acquired plastics and fluid power companies.
During his business career, Mr. Wingerter was on the board of directors of LOF, Toledo Trust Co., Toledo Edison and Marathon Oil Company. He held numerous civic posts, including serving on the board of regents for Capital University, as chairman of a YWCA renovation campaign, chairman of the board of trustees for the Libbey Estates Endowments, president of the Toledo Museum of Art, and 1974 chairman of the Toledo Community Chest and United Way.
He also was a trustee or director of several national organizations, including The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the American Defense Preparedness Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Tau Beta Pi.
He graduated from Columbia University's advanced management program in 1955. He received an honorary doctorate in laws from Capital University in 1967.
His memberships included the Belmont Country Club, Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, the Toledo Club, the Toledo Answer Club, the Newcomen Society of North America, the Automotive Old Timers, and as an honorary member of the Toledo Rotary Club.
He married Dorothy Dipman on August 5, 1939, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Wingerter have been members of Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, since 1968.
He was an avid golfer, skier, fisherman, and traveler. He held a keen interest in competitive sports, earning varsity letters in baseball, golf, and tennis in high school and was captain of his university's golf team two of the three years he lettered. He held a 2 or 3 golf handicap through age 50 and won a number of club championships.
Mr. Wingerter is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Gail Sponseller and Janice Dixon; grandchildren, Leslie (Carl) Patron, Dr. Sarah (James) Magoun, Ericka Wingerter, Stephen Sponseller, and Robert Wingerter; great-grandchildren, Henry, Jake and Kate Magoun, and Ned Patron. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Wingerter.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoar Lutheran Church Music Fund and Cherry Street Missions.


ROBERT HARDEN, JR.

Robert E. Harden, Jr. 59, of Perrysburg died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, after a brief illness. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 27, 1951, to Robert and Ruth (Keller) Harden, Sr. He married Tamara Shank in Perrysburg on May 3, 1992.
Mr. Harden grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and while in high school and college worked with his father at Robert J. Hoffer Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with a bachelor of science in management in 1976 and from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, with a master of business administration in 1982.
He was corporate secretary for the New Jersey Bankers Association from 1977 to 1987, became the assistant executive director of the National Funeral Directors Association in June of 1987, and then the executive director from June, 1988 to April, 2001, where he received his certified association executive distinction. In January, 2002 through May, 2005 he was the chief operating officer at the Toledo Zoological Society, and served as consultant to the zoo from June, 2005 through May, 2006, while he was establishing his company, Harden Development, LLC, as well as working in commercial and industrial real estate sales. On March 23, 2009, he accepted the position of executive director with the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. He also had served on the Perrysburg Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Harden was a member of several realtor associations.
Surviving are his wife; mother; son, James Harden; daughter, Sarah Harden; granddaughter, Lia Fletcher; brother, William K. (Jeannie) Harden; in-laws, Clara and Robert Shank, Sr.; sister-in-law, Karen (David) Sliter; brother-in-law, Robert (Tonya) Shank, Jr.; nieces, Morgan Shank, Katrina, Jessica, Jacqueline and Stephanie Sliter, and nephew, Robert Shank III. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, January 5, at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in support of the Animal Care Fund or the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537.

Previously listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituraries
2011 - 2012
(alphabetical order)

KATHERINE AARTHUN

DENNIS ADDY

NORMAN ADKINS

PRISCILLA ALTER

MARIE AMES

FRANCES ARMBRUSTER

KAREN ASH

NATHANIEL AUGUSTINE

ELAINE BANACHOWSKI

WILLIAM BARBER, JR.

JAMES BENNETT

JOHN BERGMAN

DONALD BIAGIONI

BETTY BLACK

ROY BLACK

ROY BLACK

ANNE BOOS

CHARLES BRANDENBURG

ANDREW BRATTON

IRENE BREZINSKI

JOAN BRIDGMAN

CRAIG THOMAS BRIGODE

MARY BRIGODE

BROKAW, BERNICE & ROBERT SR.

CAROL BROWN

HENRY BUTLER

MATTHEW BYRD

RUTH CALDWELL

J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

KENNETH CANDA

PHYLLIS CARL

ROY CARROLL

HAROLD CARSTENSEN SR.

RITA CAUFMAN

CHERYL CHESNEY-WALKER

BETTY COBLE

JACK CONLEY

CONSTANCE CÓRDOVA

KAREN COTHREN

JOSHUA COX

PERRY CREED

BEATRICE CSEPLO

JOANNE CUDLIKE

LEWIS DANFORD

LOUISE DAUBERT

VIVIAN DAUER

TIMOTHY DESTATTE

MARY ELLEN DILWORTH

CHRISTINE DOLLAR

JOHN DONAHUE

GERALDINE DONOHOE

ROGER DORN

JUDITH ANN DUDDY

DOLLIE EARLY

GLORIA EASTERWOOD

STEVEN ELLERSICK

ROBERT ELLO

BETTY FINCH

ROBERT FLAHIFF

CLAIRE FLEMING

JOHN FLETCHER

CONCEPCION FLORES

BETTY FOUNTAIN

HENRY FREDERICK

ELLEN UTHOFF CHAPMAN FREDERICKS

LILA FREDERICKSON

MATILDA GALLANT

JACK GALLIERS

CODY GARMAN

JOHN GATES

MARTHA GATES

RUTH GILDERS

JOAN GILL

BRIAN GRAVES

PAUL GREGOR

JEAN GREIVE

LOIS GRIFFITH

ARTHUR GRILLS

LAWRENCE GRUETTER

PATRICIA BEECHLER GUEST

PAUL GURTZWEILER

DANIEL "JAKE" HAAS

CHARLES HAHN

EUGENIA HAHN

GRACE HALL

ROBERT HALBERT

ROBERT HAMILTON

DR. JOHN HANNAN

ROBERT HARDEN, JR.

JOHN HARDESTY

BRADLEY HART

DOROTHY HAWKER

ELEANOR HAYWARD

JAMES HECKMAN

CALVIN HENRY

BETTY HESLUP

ROBERTA HETRICK

BARBARA HILL

DOROTHY HINTZ

ROBERT HIRZEL

ELMER HOFBAUER

JOHN HOSTE

JOHN HUDSON

ALICE HUMMEL

TIFFANY INDERBITZIN

DAVID JOHNSON

ROBERT KARR

DOROTHY KASER

LEWIS KECK

BARBARA KELLER

JOY KING

MATTHEW KINSMAN

RALPH KLEEBERGER

ALVENA KOHL

PAULINE KOPP

ROBERT KOSMYNA

GEORGE KRASULA

ANDREW KRISIEWICZ

FLORIAN KWAPICH

JOHN LANDWEHR

SUZANNE LANGE

LAWRENCE LAVALLEY

LINDA LEADY

RICHARD LIEDIGK

WAYNE LIVINGSTON

LEONARD LOGSDON

KENNETH LUSHER

JEANETTE MACHALA

MATILDA MADDOCK

MYRA MAGRUM

THOMAS MANAGHAN

PETRONILO G. MANCILLAS

ROWENA MANDELL

GAYLE MANDELL-MORAN

DOROTHY MANN

LEO MAPES

FLORENCE MARTIN

KENNETH McCLURE

BETTY McLAIN

RONALD MEIER

MARTHA MENNEL

SHEREE MEYER

WILLIAM MEYER JR.

LOIS MILLER

PHYLLIS MILLER

DOROTHY MITCHELL

DONNA MOCNIAK

CRUZ MORENO

VIRGINIA NEIDERHOUSE

KATHERINE NELSON

PAUL NISSEN

ELEANOR NOGGLE

MARIE NOLAN

L. LOUISE NOWAK

MAUREEN NYGARD

BARBARA OKOROWSKI

ALDO PANAZZOLO

JOAN PAVLICA

JULIE PEPAS

FAYE PETROS

CORNELIUS PHILLIPS

MERLE PICKETT

ESTELLE PROCOS

ANNE PRUETER

ERIN PUHL

LUCENE PYERS

RICHARD RAETHER

NANCY RAYFIELD

RON REINHART

DUANE REITHER

HERBERT RETTIG

ERMA REPKA

EVELYN RICHARDSON

RITA ROACH

BARBARA ROBERSON

DALLAS ROBERTS

FLORENCE ROBERTS

HELEN ROBINSON

B. JoANN RODE

RICK ROGERS

MARY ROGGE

CHESTER ROWE

KENT RUBRIGHT

ELLEN RUEBENSAAL

DOROTEA RUFO

ERNEST SABO

DOUGLAS SANTCHI JR.

MARGARET SANTUS

JOYCE SARVER

ROBERT SARVER

KATHY SCHIMMEL

JOHN DAVID SCHOLLE

CARL SCHULTZ

LEONA SCHWARTZ

WILLIAM "JOHN" SICKLES JR.

DANIEL SIMON

GEORGE SIMON

HELEN SIMS

MICHAEL SLOWINSKI

MARIAN SLUHAN

MARYANN SLUHAN

KATHLEEN KELLER SMITH

NICHOLAUS SMITH JR.

BERNICE SNYDER

NEVA SNYDER

KATHLEEN SOBANSKI

MICHAEL SOLDWISH

DENISE SOTO

SUSAN SPENCER

CARL SPITLER

JOHN SPITZER

JOHN SPITZER

LYMAN SPITZER

MARIAN ST. AUBIN

TADEK STADNICZUK

WILLIAM STAGER

DR. BERNARD STERNSHER

EILEEN STIVERS

MARGARET "LAMBIE" STOUT

ROBERT STRAUSS

BETTY STUDER

GERTRUDE SUTTER

TRUDIE SUTTER

ERIC SWARTZ

JACK SWEEDE

ADA TINNEY

CATHERINE TRASK

BETTY TROGDON

MARGARET TURNER

RICHARD VASCIK

MILDRED VAN KARSEN

CHAD WAKEFIELD

STANLEY WEBER

JOYCE WELLING

GEOFFREY WELLS

WILLIAM WELSH

DOUG WHALEN

ALICE WIESENBERG

AUDREY JANE (GARN) WILLIAMS

ROBERT WILLIAMS

THEODORE WILLIAMS

JAMES WILSON

LESTER WILSON

RONALD “DANNY” WINDOM

ROBERT WINGERTER

WILLIAM WOOD

MARY WOODS

GENE WOOLLEY

RICHARD YAGER

JOHN ZIEMAN

CHRISTINE ZEISLOFT

LEONA ZIMMER