Previously Listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituaries 2009



DONALD PERRY, JR.

Donald A. Perry Jr., 46, of Perrysburg, died on December 22, 2009. He was born in Toledo on September 16, 1963, to Donald and Sandra (Aumend) Perry. He was a 1981 graduate of Swanton High School, an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Nascar fan. He served his country in the United States Navy where he was an HT2 Gulf War veteran, serving aboard the U.S.S. Yellowstone. He was employed with Fresenius Medical as an operator until his disability. Mr. Perry is survived by his children, Amanda, James, Joshua, Derrick, Katie, Perry and Lindsey; grandson, Evan Perry; siblings, BMCM Dennis (Idahlia) Perry USN (Ret), Kimberly Perry, and Kendra (David) Kosier, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; father, Donald Perry Sr. and brother, Dana Perry. Funeral services were held December 28, at Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


VICTOR GRINER
Victor J. Griner, 84, of Perrysburg, died on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born June 28, 1925, in Lime City, Ohio, to Earl and Cora (Snyder) Griner. He was a retired member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 50 and a World War II Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Radford. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jane (Kohl); son, James (Billie) Griner of Perrysburg; daughter, Deborah McKeand of Toledo; grandsons, Jason, Corey (Jayme), Jeffrey McKeand; greatgrandson, Evan McKeand all of Toledo. He also is survived by brother, Herbert (Phyllis) Griner; sisters, Geraldine Habel, Jeanetta (George) Leslie; brother-inlaw, Russell (Chick) Kohl, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; sisters, Rosella Heckart, Helen Griner, Clara Emch, Norma Reitzel and grandson, Shad Crispen. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 30, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Powell, officiating. Burial will follow in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROBERT JENDER
Robert (Bob) Walter Jender, Sr., 86, of Perrysburg, died December 17. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 7, 1923 to Walter and Jane (Gotlibowski) Jender and attended Cathedral Latin High School. He graduated from John Carroll University and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a classically trained pianist and a member of St. Rose Parish. He is survived by children Lauren (John) Alexovich, Robert (Patti) Jender Jr., Jacqueline (Scott) Snyder, and Richard (Kathy) Jender; grandchildren Robert, Jeffrey and Molly Alexovich, Michael, Sarah, Matthew and Rachel Jender, Alisa and Jack Snyder, and Melissa, Ashley, Holly, Andrew and Anna Mae Jender; nephew, Anthony Willott; niece, Cathy Willott, and great-niece, Dominique Willott. He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa (Gugliotta) Jender. Private services will be held in Redondo Beach, California and Witzler- Shank Funeral Home in Perrysburg, Ohio. Burial will be at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.




LAURINA GIRARD
May 15, 1914 - December 18, 2009

Laurina Banks Girard, born in Boise, Idaho, to Theodora and Frank A. Banks, passed away in the arms of her daughters in her home in Perrysburg, Ohio. Being born in the West, she spent her 95 years living with the soul of a pioneer woman. As a child, her family moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a horse-drawn wagon as her father was building the dam at Jenny Lake, one of many dams he built in the West for the Department of the Interior. Being Chief Engineer for the Grand Coulee Dam was his greatest achievement. Living in the West, Mother became fiercely independent, self-reliant and remained physically strong all her life. She didn’t like organized groups of people preferring instead to be in a canyon imagining who once walked there or listening to the Pacific Ocean pounding through the blow-holes in the rocks below the bluffs in Mendocino, California where she had a small redwood house she could retreat to in privacy with one of her “pound” dogs. Local shopkeepers and our faithful family retainers were her best friends. Mother’s imagination was acute and often she would weave a fanciful story for us about an unknown couple in a restaurant or someone on an escalator. Mother always wore spectacular hats low on her brow obscuring her liquid blue eyes until she met your gaze that often felt like a soft touch. In her later years, she chose to wear soft tailored clothes, leaving behind her Paris wardrobe, high heels and hats, as memories in her old steamer trunk she once used to carry the family abroad. Mother met our father, Stephen A. Girard of Hoquiam, Washington, at the University of Washington and was married in 1936. Four children completed the family and we began moving to California, Michigan, the Netherlands, and Ohio where our father continued his 47- year career with the Kaiser Company of Oakland, California, which sent him to Toledo to buy Willys-Overland which became Kaiser Jeep Corporation. In 1963, our parents returned to California. Mother was happy to be back in the West. She would drive all over the hills passionate about the views and felt connected with Native-American lifestyles. Our parents moved to the Napa Valley where they established the Girard Winery in Oakville winning many gold metal awards for our exceptional wines. When more land was needed for new vines, Mother claimed her tiny patch of Zinfandel grapes “off limits” but her wine was bottled for private family enjoyment. The Girard name flourished in the Napa Valley for over 21 years and was later sold. A lifetime habit of Mother’s was to lift her chin up and be with the clouds, treetops, birds and squirrels as if it were her way of stepping out of the busy world she lived in and into the solitary space she adored. Gaze upward, Mother. Enjoy the peace. She is survived by her children Julie Miller (Richard) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Caron Avery (John) of Madison, Connecticut, Stephanie LeBoutillier (George) of Perrysburg, and Stephen Girard, Jr. (Carol) of Monroe, Oregon, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, John V. Banks. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee, with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul Board officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Our deepest gratitude to the women at Comfort Keepers, our private caregivers and the constant love and nourishment provided by Hospice of Northwest Ohio. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions in memory of our mother to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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LYDIA LANGLEY

Lydia W. Langley, 90, died December 16, 2009, at Elizabeth Scott Memorial Care Center. She was born July 18, 1919, in Germany, to Sigismund and Bertha (Meissner) Wolff. She married John Lang-ley on October 23, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a secretary for Allied Van Lines, where she retired in 1978. She was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and the Perrysburg Senior Center. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and especially oil painting. Ms. Langley is survived by her daughters, Rhoda (David) Cook and Judith Elliott; grandchildren, Kimberly (Bob) Nichol, Kristen (Victor) Mora, Homer Elliott, Charles (Laura) Elliott, Jane (Paul) Willcox, Elizabeth (Timothy) Niederkorn, Timothy (Kendra) Hawley and Ann (Mike) Wielgopolski; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer (Virginia) Wolff and sister, Adeline (Byron) Eddy. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on September 12, 1998. She also was preceded in death by her son, John Langley, her infant grandson, her sister Ann Dresch and special friend, Ray Murphy. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. John Rutz officiating. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 13101 Five Point Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROBERT UTTER SR.

Robert G. Utter Sr., 75, of Perrysburg, died at his home. He was born in Toledo, on November 24, 1934, to James and Susie (Hencher) Utter and was a 1952 graduate of Macomber High School, where he played on the first Macomber football team, scoring the very first touchdown. He was All City in football, basketball and baseball. He also played baseball for the Dunbar Drillers and during the 1950s played fast pitch softball for the East Side YMCA, Local 9 and the Rooster Inn. He attended the University of Toledo, where he also played football and basketball. In 2002, he was inducted into the Toledo City League Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Utter married Sharon Carr on July 24, 1954, in Rossford, where he was a member of the Rossford Eagles F.O.E. 2322. He also was a member of the Maumee Elks Lodge PBOE No. 1850. For more than 44 years, Robert worked with Libbey- Owens-Ford, retiring in 1997 as maintenance supervisor. He was an avid fisherman and hunter throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Robert (Lila) Utter, Jr. of Northwood and Vickie (Richard) Honner of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Capt. Jessica Utter, USMC, Adrienne Utter, Bret Honner and Brad Honner; three greatgrandchildren; brother, James (Ginny) Utter of Maumee; sister-in-law, Ruth Utter of Oregon, Ohio; and brother-in-law, Neil Carr. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Ronald Utter; sister-in-law, Carol Carr, and mother-in-law, Marjorie Carr. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with Deacon Bill Lochotzki, officiating. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Louis Church, 455 Sixth Street, Toledo, Ohio 43605 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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RALPH “BUTCH” MERICLE, JR.

Ralph K. “Butch” Mericle, Jr., 69, of Perrysburg, died December 11, 2009, at the Toledo Hospital. He was the son of Hazel and Ralph Mericle Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Perrysburg and attended Perrysburg High School, where he was a member of “The Senior Bopsters” musical group. After graduation in 1958, he attended Bowling Green State University. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star medal. After his Vietnam service, he returned to college and graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of arts degree. He went to work as a compliance officer for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. After retiring from OSHA, he worked as the zoning administrator for Lake Township. He was an avid fisherman, a fervent supporter of BGSU athletics, especially the basketball team, and for many years enjoyed playing slow pitch softball in various leagues in and around Perrysburg. He is survived by his wife, Christy Besozzi; sons, Tony and Nick Mericle; brothers, Roger (Maura), Robert (Renate), Richard and Ronald, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A short memorial service will be held today, December 16, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Toledo Hospital Foundation, 2142 North Cove Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43606.




ERICH ROECK

Erich F. Roeck, 82, died Friday, December 11, 2009, at Flower Hospital. He was born August 15, 1927, in Leutkirch, Germany, to Lorenz Struab and Kreszentia Roeck. He came to America in 1957 and became an internationally recognized product design engineer and “Master of Design” award winner. His accomplishments were most recently celebrated at the Toledo Museum of Art “The Alliance Art and Industry” exhibit. He was a partner at J.M. Little and Associates, S.E. Fuller Associates and finished his career at the Sponseller Group. Mr. Roeck was an actor, designer, engineer, pilot, and photographer. He enjoyed electronics, music and opera, but his greatest joy was becoming an American Citizen. He is survived by his friends, Alberto (Sue) Spallino and their children, Blake and Mia, and special neighbors, Tom and Sue Bigler. Friends will be received Thursday, December 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be Friday, December 18, at 11 a.m., at St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Church.
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RUTH LANDWEHR
Ruth C. Landwehr, 89, died November 25, 2009, at The Manor of Perrysburg. She was born November 16, 1920, to Thomas and Harriett (Bartelle) Cummins. She was a life-long Perrysburg resident. She enjoyed playing in 18-hole women’s groups over the years at Sylvania, Inverness and Belmont Country Clubs, as well as playing in Hilton Head and Florida. As a portrait and landscape artist working in many mediums, including oils, watercolors and pastels, she was commissioned by the faculty at Frank Toth Elementary School in Perrysburg to produce a portrait in pastel chalk of the school namesake, Frank Toth. The portrait remains hanging in the lobby of Toth School. She was active in the Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary, her garden club and her long time bridge groups. Ms. Landwehr is survived by her son, John (Janet) Landwehr of Perrysburg; grandchildren, John Landwehr Jr. (Karen) of San Mateo, California, and Jennifer Landwehr Graham of Perrysburg; great-grandchildren, Megan Graham, John Landwehr III and Todd Landwehr; sister, Kathryn Clague; niece, Sheila Checkley of Mission Viejo, California; nephew, Dr. Michael (Barbra) Clague of Gloucester, Virginia, and great-nephews, Alex Clague and Tom Checkley. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Landwehr, in 1995, and son, Mark Landwehr, in 2008. Services were private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. The family suggests those wishing to make memorial tributes consider the Perrysburg Schools Foundation, 140 East Indiana, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


FAYE MacLENNAN
Faye L.MacLennan, 93, a former resident of Perrysburg, died at her Miami, Florida, home on November 22, 2009. She was born on April 21,1916, in East Tawas, Michigan, to William and Ellen Gurley. She was the fifth of seven children. Her early childhood memories were of a place in which light came from kerosene lamps, cooking was done on a coal fueled stove, toilets were outside, and motor cars were still something of a novelty. She graduated from East Tawas High School in 1935.While a student at East Tawas High, she was a member of the girls basketball team. After graduating from high school, she attended Bay City Business College, graduating in 1936. She subsequently worked as a billing clerk for Lewis Manufacturing in Bay City. In 1937, she was introduced to Norman MacLennan, a Forest Service employee, by her sister and brother-in-law. They were married one year later. In 1941, Robert, their first son, was born in her mother’s home. There was no hospital in Tawas then. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Mr. MacLennan was transferred to the War Department and assigned to the Rossford Army Ordnance Depot as a supervisor. The young family settled down in Perrysburg. Due to the demands of wartime, her husband worked very long hours. Nearly alone in a new community, they were taken under wing by Dorothy Kazmaier and Phyliss Robinson, who remained family friends long after Mr. and Mrs. MacLennan moved from Perrysburg. Shortly after the war, their second son, William, was born. In 1948, they built a home on West Seventh Street. They were active at First Methodist Church, where they belonged to the “Sunday Niters.” Mrs. MacLennan taught Sunday School and was active in the Women’s Society. In the 1950s, with both of her sons in school, Mrs. MacLennan went back to work as a billing clerk at the old Gendron Wheel plant in Perrysburg. When the Gendron plant closed, she took the position of office manager at the South Toledo YMCA. The family moved to Miami in late 1959. Mrs. MacLennan worked as office manager of the North Dade YMCA. In 1970, she became office manager of the tool and equipment company started by her husband. In 1979, when her husband became incapacitated, she and their son Bill took over operation of the company. She remained active in the firm until it closed in 2005. In her last years, Faye became an avid reader and developed an interest in politics. She also was an avid fan of PBS cooking shows She is survived by her sons, Rob of Newbury Port, Massachusetts and Bill of Miami, Florida; granddaughters, Sarah of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Anne of Brooklyn, New York; brother, Kerm Gurley of Lenox, Michigan; sister, June Rapp of East Tawas, and numerous nephews and nieces.
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RUSSELL RUFFNER

Russell “Russ” A. Ruffner of Toledo and formerly of Perrysburg, died Saturday, November 28, 2009. He was born December 24, 1957, in Bowling Green, to Jerry Ruffner and Marlyn (Strohl) Thornton. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1976 and enlisted in the United States Army Parachute Division. He was a truck driver for many years, traveling the United States, and most recently as an independent contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. He enjoyed playing golf and euchre, studying the Bible, his family, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Redwings, the Tigers and the Buckeyes. He is survived by his fiancée, Sarah Ayers of Toledo; son, Jeremy Ruffner of Whitehouse; daughter, Heather Ruffner of Virginia; mother, Marlyn (Don) Thornton of Perrysburg; father, Jerry (Jan) Ruffner of Bowling Green; sister, Rhonda (Bill) Fackler of Bryan; brothers, Richard (Dana) Ruffner of Perrysburg, Jamie (Jess) Ruffner of Bowling Green; step-brothers and sisters, Marc (Amy) Pickett, Michele (Paul) Boland, Marsha (Curtis) Moore, Jacquie (Tim) Holmes, Barbara (Tom) Plotner, Bernard (Donna) Thornton, Ron (Amy) Thornton, and nephews, Kyle, Lucas and Adam Fackler. Funeral services will be held today, December 2, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dale Schaefer officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne’s Mission Fund, 3404 West Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43626.
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ELIZABETH “BETTY MACK” GENCO
Elizabeth “Betty Mack” Genco, 86, of Warren, Michigan, and formerly of Perrysburg, died October 10, 2009, in Massachusetts. She was born December 28, 1922, to Frances and Clement Mikolajczyk. She was employed at the Rossford Ordnance Depot in the 1940s. She is survived by her children, Ann Marie (Matt) Sagarin; grandchildren, Caitlin and Justin Blau and Nick Sagarin; brother, Clement (Sue) Mikolajczyk Jr., and nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held Friday, November 27, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




C. BUCKLEY HOLTON

C. Buckley “Buck” Holton, 84, died Sunday, November 15, 2009, at his home. He was a long time Perrysburg resident. He attended Cornell University and the University of Virginia and worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford for more than 30 years. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and flew 35 bombing missions out of Siapan as a tail gunner on a B-29 flying fortress. He took part in a veteran’s history project, where he told of returning from his 35th mission to the celebration of the Japanese surrender. During his working years, Mr. Holton volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement. After retirement, Mr. Holton enjoyed woodworking, cabinetry and renovating old houses. He also was an avid fisherman, boater, and enjoyed exploring the United States on long car trips. More recently, he enjoyed working out and then breakfast out with a large circle of good friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Lillie-Dunn; sons, Buckley and Douglas; daughter, LillieDunn; daughters-in-law, Donna and Dawn; son-in-law, Bill; grandchildren, Sarah, Robbie, Kate, Patrick, Malcolm, Gabrielle and Mackenzie. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 21, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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WILMA SCHNEIDER

Wilma Celestia Schneider, born to William and Bertha (Birkin) Johnson on November 13, 1919, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at The Heritage in Findlay. She was a lifelong resident of Wood County, recently residing in Findlay to be close to family. A 1937 graduate of Perrysburg High School and a 1939 graduate of Bowling Green College, Wilma began a teaching career at Rudolph School in 1939. She continued teaching, with her career taking her to the Dowling School for one year; she then earned her bachelor of education degree from Bowling Green State University in 1959, and continued teaching for the Rossford Exempted Schools (Glenwood and Eagle Point) for the remainder of her 27 years of teaching. After retirement, she tutored in the Eastwood School District. She married Bernard Schneider on December 26, 1940, at Christ Lutheran Church, Dowling. Ms. Schneider had been an active member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg and its Ruth Circle. She and her husband were members of the Clodcrushers Farm Council. She was a charter member and served as treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority, Rho Chapter. After retirement, she participated in reenactments of the early days of education in Wood County for elementary students at the “Little Red Schoolhouse” on the campus of Bowling Green State University. For several years she quilted with the Dorcas Circle of the Salem Lutheran Church, Pemberville. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Wood County Retired Teachers, where she served as historian. She also had been a part of the Monday Teachers Group and the Bowling Green Mall Walkers. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and overseas. She also enjoyed playing cards in her card clubs. She took on the responsibility of farm manager after her husband’s death. She is survived by her daughter, Janelle (Larry) Busdeker of Findlay; granddaughter, Lindsey (Craig) Hauzie of Westerville; grandson, Lance (Abigail) Busdeker of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Claire Hauzie and Evan Hauzie; cousins, Dorothy Fox, Melvin Johnson, and Evelyn Bowen; nieces, Conni Johnson, Pat Hayden, Georgi Gilmet, Linda Wolf, and nephews, Bill and Dennis Johnson, Kevin Schneider and Gael Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in May 1971. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Lester (Florence) Johnson of Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, Bridge Home Health and Hospice of Findlay, 415 College Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840, or the Wilma C. Schneider Memorial Fund for Elementary Children in Need in the Rossford Schools, 601 Superior Street, Rossford, Ohio 43460.
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JEANETTE LEBOWSKY

Jeanette (Thomas) Lebowsky, 91, a resident of Avalon by Otterbein at Monclova, Ohio, died November 12, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was a former resident of Perrysburg and Point Place. She was born to Joseph Bernard and Emilie “Millie” (Schaal) Thomas on November 9, 1918, in St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, the hospital her maternal grandfather, Melchior Schaal, had built as masonry/brick contractor, completing it in 1875. She was fond of the fact that she was born two days before the end of World War I, having been alive during all the major U.S. wars in the 20th and 21st centuries to date. She was a 1936 graduate of Central Catholic High School. On October 3, 1942, Jeanette married Edward Lebowsky, at the former St. Mary’s Church, in Toledo. In the early 1960s, after raising her children, Ms. Lebowsky returned to the work force at the former Lion Store, and was the cashier and head bookkeeper for Werkman’s Ace Hardware, Point Place, for 17 years. She retired in the mid-1970s to travel with her husband in their motor home, wintering in Largo, Florida, and spending summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her hobbies included travel, especially to Florida, Disney World, and the Western states, knitting, crafting and playing her Hammond organ. She served as secretary to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Toledo. In that capacity, she traveled to the Holy Land twice, and went to Rome, Italy, where she met Mother Theresa of Calcutta when staying at the Poor Clares Convent in that city. She was secretary to the Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Toledo, retiring at age 75, only when budget cuts eliminated her position. She then volunteered as secretary for the Department of Volunteers at the former Riverside Mercy Hospital and then the Medical Records Department of the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, from 2000 until 2006. She is survived by her son, Edward (Martha) Lebowsky of Livonia, Michigan; daughters, Mary Lou King of Toledo, and Judith “Toody” (Scott) Shook of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Amy Lebowsky, Edward Lebowsky, Beth Lebowsky, all of the Detroit area, and Rob (Kate) Lebowsky of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Carrie (Bill) Carr of Toledo, and Christy (Dave) Wheeler of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Elizabeth (Timothy Combs) Shook of Toledo, and Stephanie (Matthew) Zunk of Perrysburg; greatgrandchildren, Harrison Zarecki, James Carr, Abigail and Ian Wheeler, Aubrey and Timothy Combs, all of Toledo; sisters- in-law, Eleanor Carpenter and Dorothy “Midge” Thomas, both of Toledo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lebowsky, in March 1980. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Yost, Irvin Thomas and Mary Boes. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 16, at The Historic Church of St. Patrick, Toledo, with the Rev. Richard Yost, O.S.F., nephew of Ms. Lebowsky, officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Witler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg Ohio 43551.
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TERRY PHILLIPPS

Terry Rhodes Phillipps, 65, died November 12, 2009, at his home. He was born November 15, 1943, in Toledo, to Frank and Antoinette (Rhodes) Phillipps. He graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School in 1962. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a remodeling contractor. Mr. Phillipps was a member of The Slagle Trout Club in Michigan, The Laurel Hill Swim and Tennis Club, Perrysburg Tennis Club; The Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, where he was a board member, and a former member of the Toledo Country Club. He enjoyed playing tennis, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and woodworking. Mr. Phillipps is survived by his wife, Pam Phillipps; children, Steve (Kristy) Phillipps and Julie (Michael Hurley) Phillipps; grandchildren, Cameron Hurley, Jamey and Zoe Phillipps; brother, Tom (Laura) Phillipps, and nephews, Thomas and Nicholas Phillipps. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 19, at 11 a.m, at The Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Birney Tennis Foundation.


VIRGINIA WIEGAND
Virginia M. Wiegand, 84, of Toledo, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. She was born in Toledo, on June 23, 1925, to Jesse and Marie (Murphy) Parker. She married Leroy Wiegand in Bowling Green, Ohio. She had worked as a cashier for more than 30 years at the former Wolfert’s Market on Airport Highway. She is survived by her children, Pat Ruch of Northwood, Ohio, Michael (Mary) Wiegand of Henderson, Nevada, Roy (Lori) Wiegand of Perrysburg, and Virginia Ramirez of Perrysburg; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah (Ronnie) Westfall, Gerry (Howard) Buck, Rosemary (John) Woodall, Barbara (David) Starner, and brother, Ed (Shirley) Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 1961. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Rahla; son-in-law, Tino Ramirez, and granddaughter, Jennifer Hansen. Visitation was held Friday, November 13, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services and burial were private in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Humane Society of Wood County, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
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SANDRA CONLEY

Sandra Lee (Scott) Conley, 71, of Perrysburg and formerly of Northwood, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Advanced Specialty Hospital of Toledo. She was born in Toledo, on March 13, 1938, to John And Lila (Cronkright) Scott and was a graduate of Olney High School in Northwood. She was married on December 23, 1961, in Winchester, Indiana, to Marvin Conley. For more than 21 years, Ms. Conley was a custodian for Northwood Schools and had been a member of Northwood Church of God. She was a member of the Northwood Seniors, Golden Eagles and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Northwood Fire Station No.1. She is survived by her daughters, Lawnie (Jamie) Loboschefski, Lila (Dan) Croley and Georgia-Dell Marie Conley; sons, Mark Conley and John (Tabitha) Conley; grandchildren, Eddie, Tiffany and James Napier, Katelynn Conley, ElaniMarie Conley, Spencer Garcia, Parker Conley and Madalyn, Melissa and Dylan Conley, and brothers, George (Mae) Scott and Dellas Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, and son, Marvin Ray Conley. Funeral services were held Monday, November 9, at Northwood Church of God, with the Rev. David Grogg officiating. Burial was in Lake Township. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made to Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Road, Northwood.
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MICHAEL DEAN

Michael Ryan Dean, 25, formerly of Perrysburg, died November 2, 2009. He was born November 9, 1983, to Kevin Dean (Rebecca) of Perrysburg and Debbie Shaffer (Thomas) of Bainbridge, Ohio. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 2002 and graduated summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University in 2005, where he also was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society. He was employed as a senior accountant at a major accounting firm in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. He had a passion for knowledge, music, and skateboarding. He is survived by his parents; brother, Jason, and sister, Lauren; stepbrother, Ryan Shaffer, and stepsister, Alexandra Shaffer; grandparents, Shirley MacDonald, Robert Taylor (Sherrie Skall Taylor) and Loretta Nemeth, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held Friday, November 6, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bedford Heights, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Institute of Music. Friends are welcome to gather with the family in celebration of Michael’s life this Sunday, November 15, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the home of Kevin and Rebecca Dean, 25645 Willowbend Road, Perrysburg, Ohio.




THOMAS GERACIOTI, M.D.

Thomas D. Geracioti, M.D., 76, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born October 15, 1933, in Akron, Ohio, to Dr. Thomas and Anna (Molé) Geracioti. He was a 1951 graduate of Spencer High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol Jean Neidhardt, on August 20, 1955, in Medina, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree from Western Reserve in 1954 and his medical degree in 1959 from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. Dr. Geracioti served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus and returned to Washington, D.C., where he served his fellowship in nephrology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He was the first nephrologist in the Toledo area, having moved to Toledo in 1963 with his wife. Dr. Geracioti had private practice offices and was an attending physician throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. He was a clinical faculty member of the former Medical College of Ohio and opened a dialysis unit in Bowling Green. He served as director of the blood bank program with the Red Cross, was a co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio and served as councilor for the Academy of Medicine. He was a member of the PHI CHI Medical Fraternity, the Toledo Rotary Club, The Toledo Club, where he was a founder of the symposium, the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, the Adams Co. Conservation Club and the Ringneck Ridge Hunt Club. Dr. Geracioti was an Italian opera aficionado. Dr. Geracioti is survived by his wife, Carol Jean; sons, Thomas Geracioti Jr., M.D. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael (Maribeth) Geracioti of Nashville, Tennessee, and David (Ann) Geracioti of New York City, New York; grandchildren, Adrienne, Eden, Laura, Emma, Isabel, Grace and David Geracioti; sisters, Olga Dattilo of Akron, Ohio, and Elsa Dattilo of Rome, Italy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Aldo Geracioti. Prayers were recited Thursday, October 29, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Jesuit High School, the Toledo Museum of Art, the American Red Cross or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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EDWIN MUTCHLER

Edwin “Ed” Albert Mutchler, 91, died Friday, November 6, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Perrysburg, on February 5, 1918, to Albert and Ida (Lukert) Mutchler. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1936, and later graduated from Davis Business College in Toledo. He married Josephine “Jo” Mutchler on June 28, 1942, and they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Muthcler was a lifelong member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, as was his father before him. During World War II, he worked at Willys Overland Plant, now known as Jeep. He went on to work there for nearly 42 years, retiring in 1985. While retired, Mr. Muthcler enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends, with trips that included Hawaii and Germany, as well as winter stays in Las Vegas. After retiring, he bought a Ford Model T, which he didn’t keep too long, as he found a car that was very similar to his first car, a Ford Model A. As a member of the Flying Quail Model A Club, Mr. and Mrs. Mutchler made frequent trips in their Model A, and enjoyed participating with their grandchildren in parades, such as the Roche de Beouf Parade in Waterville and most of the parades held in Perrysburg. Mr. Mutchler also was a long time member of Harbor View Yacht club, where he was the owner of their Lyman Islander, Muchie. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Sue) Mutchler of Ashland, Ohio; daughter, Denise (Gary) Ehrmin of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Leslie Mutchler of Austin, Texas, Drew Mutchler of Columbus, Ohio, Dennis (Frances) Ehrmin of Columbus, Ohio, Stacy (Kevin) Warren of Maumee, Megan Ehrmin of Columbus, Ohio, and Emily Ehrmin of Waterville, and sisters, Dorothy Moosman of Waterville, and Cathryn DeCant of Loveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, on October 12, 2009; son, Dennis Mutchler, and brother, William Mutchler. Funeral services will be held today, November 11, at 11 a.m., in Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. 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 43551-3429 or Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg.
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IRIS RUDOLPH

Iris Yvonne Rudolph, of Perrysburg Township, died November 5, 2009. She was born in Mariana, Florida, to Oscar and Bera Mae (Carlile) Whitehurst. She was a graduate of Bay High School in Panama City, Florida, and worked as a dental hygienist and a medical office administrator. She married Willis Jones, who was killed in World War II over Germany as a B-17 pilot. They had two daughters, Joy Eloise and Jerry Elaine. In 1955, she married Philip Rudolph Sr., of Perrysburg Township, and had a son, Philip Rudolph Jr. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, the Toledo Country Club and played in the Ladies 9-Hole League. She also was a member of the Toledo Club, Perrysburg Garden Club, Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, and Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing in two bridge clubs and a ladies bowling league. She enjoyed entertaining and cooking at home, honing her skills in culinary art classes. She created awardwinning flower arrangements and carefully tended a large rose garden at her home. Raised in Florida, she grew up enjoying beaches, the ocean and especially sunsets. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Philip; children, Joy (Richard) Wallace of Miami, Florida, Jerry Wast of Maumee, Ohio, and Philip (Mary Lou) Rudolph Jr., of Perrysburg Township; grandchildren, Kellie (Ross) Woodward of Alachua, Florida, Hollie (Curtis) Richardson of Conway, Arkansas, Lauri (John) Tillotson of Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth (Dirk) Boyles of Houston, Texas, Caitlin Rudolph, Hunter Rudolph; greatgrandchildren, Audrey Woodward, Chad Woodward, Leila Richardson, Wyatt Richardson, Carson Richardson, Shea Tillotson, Zane Tillotson, Owen Boyles; brothers, Darrell Whitehurst and Edris Whitehurst; sisters, Anita (Whitehurst) Cutchin and Janice Whitehurst. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willis Jones; brother, Aubrey Whitehurst, and son-in-law,Walter Wast. Funeral services were held November 10, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or St. John’s Lutheran Church; 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, Ohio 43463.
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JESSIE SICKLES

Jessie Ann Sickles, 92, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born October 18, 1917, to Harvey and Florence Zimmerman. She married William Sickles on January 26, 1946. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and taught school for 25 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Gamma Phi Beta sororities, and a member of Lucas County Retired Teachers. Mrs. Sickles was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, for 50 years. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill”; sons, William Jr. (Betty), and James (companion Becky Walters), both of Perrysburg; granddaughters, Jennifer VanDyke of Nolensville, Tennessee, and Christine (Kenny) Boyer of Lakewood, Ohio; greatgranddaughters, Sophie and Erin Boyer, and greatgrandsons, Austin and Cooper VanDyke. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




KAREN SWARTZ

Karen (Schaller) Swartz, 69, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. She was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 17, 1939, to Willard and Helen (Thomas) Schaller. She married Robert Swartz on July 18, 1959, in Waterville, Ohio. From 1965 to 1985, she was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean of students and athletic director for Rossford Public Schools. She had been inducted into both the Rossford High School and Anthony Wayne High School Athletic Halls of Fame. She was a volunteer coordinator for 10 years with the Wood County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, Perrysburg, and in her spare time she enjoyed being with family, reading, and watching sporting events. Mrs. Swartz is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Karrie (Erven) Failor of Perrysburg; son, Kristopher (Sue) Swartz of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin), Robert (Laura), Amanda and Kathryn; great-grandson, Collin, and sister, Kay (Dorsey) Sergent of Bowling Green, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents. Family and friends will be received today, November 11, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street Luckey, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John’s Lutheran Church, U.S. 20 and Route 163, Stony Ridge, at 11 a.m., on Thursday, November 12, where there will be additional visitation one hour prior to services. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Beaudion. Interment will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey. There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the cemetery committal services. Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider Friends of Wood County CASA.
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LUCILLE WILLIAMS

Lucille A. Kazmaier Williams, 99, formerly of Perrysburg, died November 8, 2009, at Willows of Bellevue. She was born July 2, 1910, in Perrysburg, to Frank and Anna (Moser) Kazmaier. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1928 and attended the University of Toledo. She attended Medical Technology School in Cleveland for one year and worked at the Toledo Hospital as a lab technician. She married Karl Williams June 12, 1935. She was a lifetime member of Zoar Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Perrysburg Study Club. Ms. Williams is survived by her children, Duane (Joan) Williams, Dan Williams and Barbara (Gerhardt) Gosnell; son-in-law, William Medford; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl, on September 25, 1983. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Medford; sisters, Glenna Willier-Hobson and Imogene Frazier. Friends will be received today, November 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12, at 11 a.m., at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church or the Ohio Historical Society.




WALDO SCHAUWEKER

Waldo A. Schauweker, 91, of Perrysburg, died October 30, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on October 14, 1918, to Howard and Cecil (Allion) Schauweker. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and received a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts from Bowling Green State University and worked toward his master’s degree in engineering at Penn State University, where he taught Air Force ROTC for three years. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mr. Schauweker volunteered for the Army Air Corps in 1941. He graduated from flying school and received a pilot’s rating and commission in April 1942. After completion of 48 combat missions and 21 months as a B17 pilot in New Guinea, he was the personal pilot for the Commanding General of the Fifth Air Force. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal and the 5th Air Force Distinguished Unit Badge. He was recalled to active military service during the Korean War and retired from the USAF at the rank of Lt. Colonel. Upon returning to civilian life, Mr. Schauweker was employed by Libbey- Owens-Ford, H.H. Buggie Co., Gendron Wheel Co., Continental Aviation, Permaglass, Inc. and Rimer Precision Casting and later became a manufacturer’s sales representative for various companies in northwest Ohio. He married Mary Kathryn Kazmaier of Perrysburg, on July 22, 1944, at Zoar Lutheran Church. Following his retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the world and enjoyed wintering in the southern part of Florida for almost 35 years. Together they enjoyed being members of the Toledo Club, Lamplighter Dance Club and were supporters of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Mr. Schauweker was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, the Perrysburg Exchange Club, Maumee Elks and the Perrysburg American Legion. He is survived by his children, Susan (David) Bennett of Perrysburg, Sally (Boyd) Frazier of Perrysburg, and Stephen (Lois) Schauweker of Highland Village, Texas; grandchildren, Kristine (Joe) Smith, Molly Noble, Tripp (Amy) Barrie, M.D., Rachel and Adam Schauweker; great-grandchildren, Carly and Annie Smith, Jack Noble, Emily and Michael Barrie and Taylor Simons; sister-inlaw, Teresa Schauweker of Bowling Green, and nephews, Keith, David and Dennis Schauweker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and brother, Kenneth Schauweker. Funeral services were held Monday, November 2, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. He was buried with military honors at Fort Meigs Cemetery. 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 or Zoar Lutheran Church.
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CHARLENE ELIAS

Charlene M. Elias, 76, died Thursday, October 29, 2009, at Kingston of Perrysburg. She was born September 5, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland to Grover and Sarah (Hoestler) Tarr. She married Donald R. Elias on February 20, 1954, in Mansfield, Ohio. Ms. Elias worked as a secretary for North American Science Associates (NAMSA) in Northwood, Ohio, for more than 20 years. She was an active member of Lutheran Church of the Master, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and serving on church council. She also was a member of the All Thumbs Garden Club. She is survived by her children, Cathryn Dworak of Los Banos, California, Steven (Kirsten) Elias of San Diego, California, Sandra (Gregory) Schill of Sylvania, Ohio, and Karen (Daniel) Bingham of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; grandchildren, Alexandra Dworak, Neil and Mick Elias, Sarah Schill, and Carolyn Elias and Elizabeth Bingham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in May of 2000. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 3, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Revs. Timothy Philabaum and Church Campbell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Lutheran World Relief, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
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DANIEL McCARTY
Daniel Patrick McCarty, 42, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born November 4, 1966, in Camden, New Jersey, to Daniel Patrick McCarty Sr. and Mary Kettner. He served in the United States Air Force for 12 years, during which time he served in the Gulf War. He was a 2007 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and was currently working in purchasing at the North American Bus Company in Delaware. Prior to that, he had worked in purchasing at Honda of Marysville. He was a member of AA and the VFW and attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware. He enjoyed shooting, fishing and dogs, especially his chocolate lab, Dutch. He is survived by his daughters, Joanna McCarty and Jenna McCarty, both of Bowling Green; mother, Mary (Jim) Hannum of Perrysburg; sister, Margaret Mary (Thomas) Nicholson of Worthington; brother, Brian (Maureen) McCarty of Toledo; step brothers, Jim (Cindy) Hannum Jr. of Toledo, Steven (Jeanne) Hannum of Erie, Michigan, and Scott (Renee) Hannum of Carlsbad, California; step sister, Beth Bragg of Baltimore, Maryland, many nieces and nephews; his “adopted son,” Teigen (Heidi) Gavrilovic of Mentor, Ohio, and his children, who called him “Papa Dan,” Gabreal and Gavyn Gavrilovic and Alexa Jones. He was preceded in death by his father in September 2009. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, October 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware, with Fr. David Schalk officiating. Graveside services followed in the Dayton VA National Cemetery. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee hosted a reception in the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home Community Room.


CHRISTOPHER BUTLER SR.
Christopher V. Butler, Sr., 41, died October 17, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born September 10, 1968, in Wauseon, to Henry and Christine (Tammarine) Butler. He was currently self-employed as a drywall contractor. Mr. Butler attended CedarCreek Church and enjoyed sports, especially softball, and watching his sons play football. He is survived by his fiancé, Deanna Baldwin; sons, Christopher Butler Jr. and Brandon Butler; grandchildren, Adrianna Chadwick, Vincent Butler, Isaiah Chadwick; step-daughters, Kyli and Shaina Baldwin; parents; siblings, Steven (Lisa) Butler, Bernie (Todd) Kregulka, Amy (Jimmy) Ragland and Melissa (Carlos Liggins) Butler and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Chadwick. Funeral services were held Friday, October 23, at CedarCreek Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Rick DuShane officiating. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon David Butler Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank location.




ANNABELLE BILEK

Annabelle Bilek, 86, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on October 27, 1922, in Toledo, to Albert and Belle (Phillips) McDonald. She attended Devilbis High School and Stautzenberger College. She was an office manager for Drs. Warren and Ruth Morris until her retirement. Ms. Bilek was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and a member of the Retired Toledo Police Association. She enjoyed camping, doing word search, crocheting and spending her winters in Florida with her husband, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Albert (Carolyn) Bilek Jr., Christine (Tim) Brandhuber and John (Denise) Bilek; grandchildren, Cory, Amy, J.J. (Brandy), Tori, and Ashley Bilek, Shaun (Kelly) and Shane (Destiny) Brandhuber; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jace, Blake and Ashton Brandhuber and Lainey Bilek; brothers-inlaw, Frank (Nancy) Bilek and Maynard Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bilek Sr., in 1988, and her sisters, Maxine Schwartz and Ruth Richardson. Funeral services were held Monday, October 26, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Albert Ceranowski officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. o •FRANK FERGUSON Frank Lewis Ferguson, age 63, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on August 16, 1946 to Frank and Lucille (Patterson) Ferguson. He was employed with Comfort Line as a tool and die maker until the time of his retirement. He had a passion for cars. He enjoyed working on them, restoring them and showing them. Surviving are his children, Troy (Amy) Ferguson, Trina Ferguson and Angela (Donald) Munger; his siblings, Brenda (David) Burns, Barbara Rucki, Betty Fountain, Bernadette (John) Johannsen and Donald Ferguson. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyah Ferguson in 1996; his parents; brother, David Ferguson; and sister, Beverly Turner. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 28, 11 a.m., at Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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OSCAR LOFGREN
Oscar V. Lofgren, 84, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born in Clairton, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 1924, to Oscar Sr. and Mabel (Sandberg) Lofgren. He married Gladys Shue on March 20, 1954, in Perrysburg. Mr. Lofgren was a 1943 graduate of Clairton High School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Business Administration, where he received his bachelor’s degree on June 8, 1949. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army’s 35th Infantry Division. While serving in France, he was seriously wounded. He also was a prisoner of war for more than five months and later was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He worked as a selfemployed tool salesman for the tool and die trade from 1960 until the time of his death. He was a member of the Perrysburg posts of the American Legion and the VFW. Mr. Lofgren was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the University of Pittsburgh sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; son, Mark Lofgren and daughter, Christine Lofgren, both of Perrysburg; stepson, Gene (Margie) Wertz of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Tim (Tina) Wertz, Kim Wertz (John) Cottrell, and greatgrandchildren, Zach and Kelsey Wertz. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane Quinn and Ida Lofgren. A private service was held on Friday, October 23, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. There was no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association- Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615.




EDMUND WHEELDEN

Edmund Holmes Wheelden, age 81, died October 24, 2009, at his Waterville, Ohio, home. He had been a Waterville resident for 44 years. He was born on April 7, 1928 to Edmund Wheelden, Sr. and Lillian (Piper) Wheelden in Worcester, Massachusetts. Formerly a Perrysburg resident, he was a graduate of Perrysburg High School, class of 1946. After graduation, Mr. Wheelden attended the Ohio State University, but his studies were interrupted when he was drafted into the army during the Korean War. He proudly served his country as a member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team. Upon returning from Korea, he enrolled at Bowling Green State University, where he graduated in 1955 with a bachelor of science degree in journalism. After graduation, he joined the General Motors Parade of Progress, a traveling show of science and technology, where he served as lecturer and driver of the Futurliner. Following brief employment at the Toledo Chamber of Commerce in public relations, Mr. Wheelden joined a typesetting firm, Quality Composition Company, where he eventually became president and CEO. He sold the company in 1990 and retired in 1993. He married the former Florence Herman, on December 30, 1955. Mr. Wheelden was a founding member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and served on the vestry as the church’s first senior warden. He also sang in the choir for 25 years. His interests included family, fishing, camping, reading and sports. He served as president of the Anthony Wayne Band Boosters in the early 1980s. He was a member of the Toledo Sales and Marketing Executives, where he served as executive secretary; the Toledo Jr. Chamber of Commerce, and the Waterville Historical Society. Surviving are his wife, Florence; sons, Jeffrey (Valerie Stephenson, Donovan, and Samantha), Toledo; Timothy and his wife, Pamela, Grand Rapids; Brian, Perrysburg; and daughter, Martha Everhart and her husband, Bradley, Toledo; grandchildren include Kevin Wheelden and Alison, Michael and Jacob Everhart. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Mildred Emery, Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Marcia Herman, Zanesville, Ohio; brother-inlaw, James Herman and his wife, Carol, Sylvania; a niece, and five nephews; former daughter-in-law, Tami Steele, Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. Burial will be private, and there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, with the Rev. Ken Pepin officiating. Arrangements are handled by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may consider the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwestern Ohio, 405 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 871 East- Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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FRANK FERGUSON

Frank Lewis Ferguson, age 63, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on August 16, 1946 to Frank and Lucille (Patterson) Ferguson. He was employed with Comfort Line as a tool and die maker until the time of his retirement. He had a passion for cars. He enjoyed working on them, restoring them and showing them. Surviving are his children, Troy (Amy) Ferguson, Trina Ferguson and Angela (Donald) Munger; his siblings, Brenda (David) Burns, Barbara Rucki, Betty Fountain, Bernadette (John) Johannsen and Donald Ferguson. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyah Ferguson in 1996; his parents; brother, David Ferguson; and sister, Beverly Turner. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 28, 11 a.m., at Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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GERTRUDE “GERTIE” PIORKOWSKI

Gertrude “Gertie” H. (Breksa) Piorkowski, 89, of Toledo’s Polish Village, died October 20, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 18, 1920, to Anna and Anthony Breksa. She and her husband Walter ran Walter’s Self Serve grocery store on Maple Street for 18 years and raised their two children. She is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Cheryl (Jack) Emmitt of Perrysburg; daughter-inlaw, Marlene Piorkowski; sister-in-law, Irene (Bill) Moulton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Walter; son, Richard Piorkowski; brothers, Sylvester “Uncle Boy” Breska, and sisters, Dorothy Kaminski and Louise Oberdier. A Recitation of the Rosary was held Friday, October 23, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 24, at St. Adalbert’s Church, Toledo, with the Rev. Richard Philiposky officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.




MARGUERITE (JACQUET) GROVE

Marguerite J. Grove, 91, of Bowling Green, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born in Maumee, on February 15, 1918, to Leon and Palmyre (Cassaubon) Jacquet, and was a 1936 graduate of Maumee High School. She married Joseph Grove in Maumee on August 26, 1939. She worked for Loesch Motors in Maumee, as an office manager until 1953, when she became a stay-athome mother. She resumed her career in automotive office management with the Ed Schmidt Group, where she worked for more than 30 years. In the years preceding her retirement, she was private secretary for Ed Schmidt. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg and an associate member of Peace Lutheran Church in Bowling Green. She was a member of The Sewing Club from Maumee High School, which has met for more than 60 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and extended family. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannine (Rick) Grimm of Bowling Green; grandsons, Jakob (Kristen) Grimm of Grand Rapids, Ohio, and Nicholas (Wendy) Grimm of Hamilton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Martha Lahey of Perrysburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on March 20, 1980; brothers, Roger and Leon Jacquet, and sister, Nellie Harvey. Funeral services were held Friday, October 16, at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, with the Rev. Debbie Conklin of Peace Lutheran 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 Peace Lutheran Church or Zoar Lutheran Church.
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JOSEPHINE MUTCHLER

Josephine Emily (Kmotorka) Mutchler died Monday, October 12, 2009, at the Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 12, 1922, to Joseph and Mary Kmotorka. As a young girl she moved to Toledo, where she graduated from Waite High School. She married Edwin Mutchler on June 28, 1942. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Mrs. Mutchler had various jobs over the years. During World War II, she worked at Peters Stamping making shell casings. After her children had grown, she went back to work at Commodore Perry Hotel as a banquet waitress, then moved on to Wooden Indian restaurant at the French Quarter in Perrysburg. She finished her work career after working 14 years for the Jeep Corporation. While retired, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends, with trips that included Hawaii and Germany, as well as winter stays in Las Vegas. As a member and past president of the Flying Quail Model A Club, she and her husband made frequent trips in their Model A. Mrs. Mutchler enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, cross stitching, and visiting antique stores and garage sales with her daughter, Denise. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edwin; son, Thomas (Sue) Mutchler of Ashland, Ohio; daughter, Denise (Gary) Ehrmin of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Leslie Mutchler of Austin, Texas, Drew Mutchler of Columbus, Ohio, Dennis (Frances) Ehrmin of Columbus, Stacy (Kevin) Warren of Maumee, Megan Ehrmin of Columbus, and Emily Ehrmin of Waterville, and brother, Edward Kmotorka of Sandusky, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Mutchler, and brother, Jerry Kmotorka. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, at Zoar Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. 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 43551-3429 or Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg.




CAROLINE ORSER

Caroline “Carol” Mac-Nichol Orser, 80, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. The daughter of Emma (Smith) and George MacNichol Jr., she was born July 30, 1929, in Toledo. She attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and graduated from Smith College; she spent her junior year in Paris. After her graduation, she was a staff lecturer at the Toledo Museum of Art and then a staff reporter for two years at The New Yorker in the “Goings On About Town” department. In June 1955, she married Peter Orser of Perrysburg. A large part of her community service was devoted to the Toledo Museum of Art. She was a docent for 10 years and was named to the board of directors in 1968; a member of the Museum Aides since 1961, serving as president from 1969 to 1971, and was a volunteer assistant curator for the Works on Paper department from 1984 to 2003. She also participated in the United Way Campaign for many years and was chairman of the women’s division from 1981 to 1984. She served on the board of the former Luella Cummings School for girls and was a longtime member of the Country Garden Club. In 1980, she was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. She is survived by her husband, Peter; daughter, Caroline Orser; sons, Peter Orser and George Orser; grandchildren, Philip Castro, Lolly, Maddie and Claire Orser; brother, Roland MacNichol, and sister-in-law, Sally MacNichol. She was preceded in death by her brother, George MacNichol III. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 22, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth Street in Maumee, with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul Board officiating. Burial will be private in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43620 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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HERALD “BUDDY" BELL

Herald R. “Buddy” Bell, age 74, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on January 3, 1935, to Ralph and Gladys (Brook) Bell. He was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Rossford Plant 6 in the bending department for 40 years before retiring in 1993. He also was a longtime employee with Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, where he helped both the Witzler and Shank families for more than 52 years. He married Lois Redouty on August 28, 1954, in Perrysburg. In his spare time when not working or volunteering at the funeral home, he enjoyed working in his garden and tinkering around the house. He was an active member of St. Rose Church, where he served as an usher during the 5 p.m. Mass, and also cooked fish during Friday night Lenten fish fries. Mr. Bell was a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus, where he was a member of the Honor Guard. He also was a member of the Maumee Elks. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois; sons, Herald “Rusty” Bell and Gary (Kristen) Bell; son-in-law, William Pearce; grandchildren, Jordan Pearce, John Montgomery, Morgan, Ryan, Caroline and Cole Bell, and sisters, Ruby Ann Ward and Joan Kirkwood. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Bell Pearce. A Scripture Service and Knights of Columbus Bishop James R. Hoffman Assembly #807 service was held Friday, October 9, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 10, at St. Rose Church, followed by burial in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Little Sisters of the Poor or Helping Hands of St. Rose.


FLORENCE KNIGHT
Florence Marie Mary Elizabeth (Harrigan) Knight died Monday, October 12, 2009. She was born November 19, 1921, in the Parish of New Orleans, Louisiana, to Michael and Clara (Essner) Harrigan. She attended Loyola University. She married Keith Knight (Knight Insurance Agency) on February 12, 1947. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Maumee Garden Club and assisted her husband with Mail Pouch Antiques for many years. She also enjoyed decorating for every holiday and making special meals. Mardi Gras was her favorite time, serving her famous “King Cake.” She was long-time parishioner at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. Ms. Knight is survived by her children, Kathleen Jones, Karen (Hal) Simon, Kevin (Laurie) Knight, and Kenneth (Deborah) Knight; grandchildren, Kellie (Troy) Smith, Jason, Erick, David, Elliot, Bryon, Nicole, Aliya, and great-grandchildren, Ian and Abigail. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; eldest son, Keith C.; son-in-law, Richard Jones, and daughter- in-law, Janet Knight. Visitation will be held today, October 14, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Funeral services begin at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, at Coyle Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests donations to be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Maumee Garden Club in lieu of floral arrangements.
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AMY LYNN
Amy (Bottrell) Lynn, 49, formerly of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at her home in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She was born April 29, 1960, in Toledo, to Al and Shirley (Brigode) Bottrell. She graduated from Cornell University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She was currently working as a veterinarian at Michigan Veterinary Specialists. She is survived by her sister, Melinda (Jim) Michaelis and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and grandparents, Bob and Mildred Brigode. A graveside service will be held Friday, December 18, at 11 a.m., in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Remuda Ranch, One East Apache Street, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390, ATTN: Nancy Berry. (On check, please note “In loving memory of Dr. Amy Lynn.”)




LINDA MAGSIG-McINTYRE

Linda Ann Magsig- McIntyre of Westland, Michigan, died October 2, 2009. She was born in Toledo, on January 3, 1946. She graduated from Genoa High School in 1964 and Madonna University in 2000. She married Woody McIntyre in 1997. She was employed as a change specialist for Chrysler Corporation from 1975 to 2007. She is survived by her husband, Woody; children, Alan Magsig, Shari (Tim) Bail, Christopher (Jen) Magsig, Chris (Dave) Diefenthaler, Barb (Steve) Ross and Jim McIntyre; grandchildren, Rebecca, Gabrielle, Jessica, Michael, Molly, Katy, Jen, Tyler and Cassia; mother, Bernice Parsil; brothers, Tom (Polly) Parsil, Jack (Gail) Parsil, Terry (Sue) Parsil, Glen (Carol) Parsil, Wayne Parsil, Mike Parsil and Mark Parsil, and sisters, Barb (Dave) Thomas, Joyce Weinrich, Debbie (Gordy Heminger) Wasielewski. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas. A Scripture Service was held Tuesday, October 6, at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton, Michigan. Funeral services will be held today, October 7, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church, 555 Lilley Road, Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice or Red Cross of Bowling Green.
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IRENE GIAIMO
Irene M. Giaimo, 91, of Perrysburg Township, died Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on September 26, 1918, in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, to Charles and Lillian (Mermer) Saradin. She had worked for the Rossford Ordnance Depot, U.S. Post Office and was a clerk for Perrysburg Township. She was a member of St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. Ms. Giaimo is survived by her children, Irene Shiple, Kenneth (Janet) Giaimo, Charlotte “Jeri” Scholle, Charles (Christina) Giaimo and Fred (Nancy) Giaimo, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Barbara Giaimo; brother, Charles Saradin; three grandchildren and sons-in-law, John Scholle and Jerry Shiple. Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Friday, October 9, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Marvin Borger officiating. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery in Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


DONALD THOMPSON
Donald J. Thompson died October 2, 2009. He was born on January 6, 1935, in Toledo, to Burdette and Edna (Ziefle) Thompson. He married Mary Goad on June 25, 1954. Mr. Thompson worked for Chrysler for 34 years at the Toledo Machine Plant in Perrysburg, where he was a quality control inspection foreman. He also was in charge of traffic control with shipping and receiving. He enjoyed photography, chess, checkers and pingpong. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary; children, Sharon (Phil) Cambers and Jerry (Cheryl) Thompson; grandchildren, Ashley Cambers, Jenny and Jackie Thompson, Jeffrey and Scotty Chambers; brother, Robert (Pat) Thompson; sister, Carol (Richard) Thomas, and aunt, Marilu Vanderploeg. Funeral services were held Monday, October 5, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Assembly of God.
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LYNNE HALL

Lynne M. Hall, 76, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 14, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born November 13, 1932, in Toledo, to James and Lucille (Urschel) Morris III. In 1957, she married Edward Finney and resided in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, where they raised their two children, Sarah and Reed. She married Malcolm Hall in 1987, and he preceded her in death in 1997, at which time she moved back to Perrysburg. In the early 1970s Ms. Hall was one of the first women who started the Hospice Movement in New Jersey. For many years, she and her husband Ed were the prime owners of Panelgraphic Corp. in West Caldwell, New Jersey. She enjoyed volunteering her time and was a contributor to many non-profit organizations. She enjoyed poetry, interior design, and watching baseball and tennis on television. She is survived by her children, Sarah Finney of Unity, New Hampshire, and John Reed Morris (Susan) Finney of Essex Fells, New Jersey; grandchildren, Jessica (Kevin) Pomeroy, Thomas (Jessica) Hardwick, Anne, John, Brendan, William and Jane Finney; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Isaac Pomeroy; brother- in-law, Carter Smith; step-children, Malcolm (Christine) Hall, Jr., Beverly Hall, Virginia “Ginny” Hall, William (Frances) Hall; nine step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her brother, James Morris IIII and sister, Elizabeth “Tony” Smith. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 24, at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Way Public Library 101 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




ETHEL NESTAK

Ethel R. Nestak, 95, of Perrysburg died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born on March 3, 1914, to Peter and Bernadine (Kondel) Nestak in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. She had worked at Collins & Parker Drug Store for many years. She was a former member of the SS Cyril & Methodius Church in Rossford and was one of the original “Gray Ladies” at St. Charles Hospital. She also was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Ms. Nestak is survived by her nieces, nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was be private in Calvary Cemetery.
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WILMA HARTMAN
Wilma Ruth (Cole) Hartman, 88, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, September 19, 2009. She was born December 1, 1920, in Ada, Ohio, to the Rev. Ernest and Idessa (Turner) Cole. She was a graduate of Woodward High School and Bowling Green State University, where she received her degree in physical education. She married Vernon Hartman on December 22, 1946, in Bowling Green. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. For 25 years, she worked as a physical education teacher, retiring from Maumee Schools. After her retirement, Ms. Hartman volunteered with Hospice of Northwest Ohio and worked for Gayle Mandle & Associates and the Wood County Board of Elections. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She is survived by her children, Dee Hartman- Kern and Lee (Susan) Hartman; grandchildren, Caleb (Katie) Hartman, Chase and Julie Hartman and T.J. and Katie Kern; great-grandchildren, Cayden, Kelsey, Addison and Bailey Hartman, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, on April 19, 1992. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held September 24, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JOSEPH MURPHY
Joseph “Joe” Murphy, 87, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Bascom, New York, died Monday, September 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born December 8, 1921, in Johnsonburg, New York, to Ernest and Mattie (Myers) Murphy. He married Mary Lucille “Susie” Kelbley on October 15, 1949, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom. Mr. Murphy was a graduate of Attica High School in Attica, New York, a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a current member of St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. He delivered milk and ice cream for Hubach’s, retiring after 34 years. He is survived by his daughter, Kristie (Mario) Procaccini of Perrysburg; brothers, Charles (Marion) Murphy and Norman (Mary Ann) Murphy, both of Varysburg, New York, Paul Murphy of Attica; sisters, Estella Petrie of Arcade, New York, Sr. Mary Patrick, Order of St. Joseph of Buffalo, New York, Genevieve Burlingame of Williamsville, New York, Rita Murphy of Batavia, New York, Doris DuPont of Jackson, New Jersey, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie, in 1989. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Teresa Murphy, Viola Murphy and Mary Frances Reynolds. Visitation and a Christian wake service was held September 24, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, Tiffin, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial was held September 25, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, with the Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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THOMAS PEEPLES

Thomas C. Peeples died September 20, 2009. He was born in Toledo, on June 25, 1945, to Maurice and Florence Peeples. Mr. Peeples was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had a long career as a hair stylist, but was known to most as one who could accomplish anything from gardening to home repair and construction. His greatest pride was the total restoration of an 1820s home in Westfield, New York, along with his partner. He is survived by his partner of 14 years, Bruce Roberts; mother; brothers, Jim (Julie) and Jon; sister, Linda; many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Lucy Anton. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 27, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Martin Billmeier officiating. Burial was private in Highland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Animal Shelter, 640 Wyman Road, Toledo, Ohio 43609.


CHRISTINE PETERSON
Christine “Chris” (Slaske) Peterson, 61, of Bowling Green, died September 21, 2009. She is survived by her children, Rose Sumner, Verine (Kent) Harder, Ralph (Melissa) Slaske and Lon Peterson, and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother. A memorial mass was held Friday, September 25, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Toledo.
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DALE LARSON

Dale W. Larson, 81, of Perrysburg Township, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at the home of his son in Bowling Green. Mr. Larson was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a corporate pilot for Owens-Illinois for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He served two terms as a Perrysburg Township Trustee. Mr. Larson was a former member of the Perrysburg Phoenix Lodge #123 F&AM, a former member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, past director and president for the Zenobia Lancers, and president of the Zenobia Pilots in 1998. He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and American Legion Post 28 in Perrysburg. He was born July 29, 1928, to Walter and Jenny (Johns) Larson. He married Constance “Connie” Wiemeyer on December 10, 1951, in Toledo. Mr. Larson is survived by his daughter, Cathy (Bill) Manning, of Dumfries, Virginia; sons, David (Christy) of Asheville, North Carolina, and Eric (Jan) of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie, Jonathan, Anna and Alexia and significant other, Enith Smalley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance, on September 12, 1995. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne. Funeral services were held Monday, September 21, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Gary Saunders officiating. Burial was in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling. Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, or Shriners Hospital for Children.




CHARLES FERGUSON

Charles Wynne Ferguson, 78, of Perrysburg, died September 5, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on June 29, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Calvin and Esther (Tappe) Ferguson. He married Barbara Sellen on December 21, 1953. He graduated from Bay Village High School and Hiram College and served as a naval flight officer in the Korean War, attaining the rank of lieutenant. An avid aviation buff from his early years, he had his private pilot’s license at age 17. He joined the Navy and completed Navy Flight School, receiving his Wings of Gold in 1953. He obtained his civilian FAA flight instructor’s ratings in commercial and instrument flying in 1968, then proceeded to teach his son, Jim, to fly, soloing him on his 16th birthday. As a parttime freelance flight instructor, he flew several hundred hours of dual instruction, teaching many people throughout the Toledo area. He worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford for 30 years, retiring in 1987 as superintendent of automotive glass fabrication at the Rossford plant. In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling the country in their motorhome. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, James (Barb Farley), Thomas (Marla); daughter, Patricia (Dave) McLean; grandchildren, Reid, Erin and Laura McLean and Kyle and Taylor Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ora and Don. A private graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio, at a later date. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Suite F, #227, 1659 Branham Lane, San Jose, California 95118 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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PATRICIA MEWHORTER
Patricia L. Mewhorter, 79, died September 8, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born May 22, 1930, in Lima, Ohio, to Marion and Dorothy (Ellerbrock) Wells. She graduated from Delphos Jefferson High School. She married Gillispe “Jack” Mewhorter on July 24, 1948, in Delphos, Ohio. Ms. Mewhorter worked at Hunt Wesson Foods as an office worker, and later she and her husband owned the general store in Bowling Green, Ohio, for five years. She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Diane) Mewhorter of Lakeland, Florida, David Mewhorter of Rossford, Jack Mewhorter of Ballston Spa, New York and James (Valerie) of Huntersville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Christy, Matthew, Emily, Samantha, Mary, Ashley, Austin and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Sara, Scarlett and Carly; sister, Darlene (Bill) Best of Delphos; nephew, Larry Best, and great niece, Whitney Best. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gillispe, on January 4, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her daughterin- law, Elizabeth Mewhorter. Funeral services were held Friday, September 11, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


SUSAN SMITH
Susan Smith died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. She was born June 19, 1944, to Rayman and Lulu Henry. A 1960 graduate of Perrysburg High School, she married Jim Smith on July 16, 1966. She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Chad Smith and Amanda Smith, and sister, Mary Jennings of Perrysburg. She was preceded in death by her sisters, JoAnne Miller and Linda Kromann.
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STEWARD BALL

Steward N. “Sno Ball” Ball, 86, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009. He was born to Collie and Nellie (Steward) Ball in Toledo. He worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Ball served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and Philippine Liberation. He enjoyed playing softball until he was in his 30s. He also enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, playing cards, and playing checkers with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mr. Ball is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary (Sullivan) Ball; children, John (Rosemary) Ball, Daniel (Roberta) Ball, Christine (Tom “Tony”) Shackelford and Janine Ball; nine grandchildren; sisters, Tresa Skiles and Janet Francis, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Molly, and infant sister, Althea. Funeral services were held Friday, September 4, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, followed by a Burial Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




LIANE PAULY

Liane Paulette (Vachon) Pauly, 61, of Perrysburg, died Monday, August 24, 2009, in her home. She was born April 22, 1948, in Matachewan, Ontario, Canada, to Henry and Leola (Poirier) Vachon. She married Robert Pauly on December 28, 1968, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. She became a United States citizen on June 22, 1979. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, where she participated in several groups including choir, Helping Hands, CCD instruction, and Vacation Bible School. She and her husband enjoyed spending time outdoors. Mrs. Pauly enjoyed many hobbies including home improvement projects, gardening, playing tennis, walking, biking, sewing, baking and reading. She enjoyed exchanging stories to share life experiences. She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Ryan (Leah) Pauly of Brooklyn, New York; daughters, Sara (Kent) Waugh of Orlando, Florida, and Laura (Angelo) Sanchez of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Angelo Sanchez and Shiloh Waugh; mother, Leola Bozek of Sarnia; sister, Lise (Bernie) Schoenberg of Sarnia; brothers, Gilles Vachon of Sarnia, Guy (Doreen) Vachon of California, and Claude (Sharon) Vachon of Sarnia. She was preceded in death by her father in August 2007. A Scripture Service was held Friday, August 28, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Saturday, August 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose Church. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.
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DAVID MERICLE
Graveside services for David S. Mericle will be held Friday, September 4, at 11 a.m., at Fort Meigs Cemetery, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Mr. Mericle was born in Toledo, on October 4, 1951, to Merlin Stewart and Suzanne (Stewart) Mericle. He is survived by his mother and adopted father, Donald Mericle, and sister, Sandy (Stewart) O’Connor. He attended Arlington grade school until the seventh grade, when the family moved to Maryland, and Mr. Mericle attended Bel Air High School, and Harford Community College. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.




JEAN WITT

Jean Fenton Witt, 79, of Perrysburg and formerly of Palm Coast, Florida, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born December 26, 1929, in Queens, New York, to Walter and Lillian (Delaney) Fenton. She married Joseph Witt on February 9, 1957, in Forest Hills, New York. For more than 33 years, Ms. Witt was a third grade teacher, retiring from Port Jefferson School District in Long Island, New York, in 1988. She enjoyed dancing, water aerobics and served as social director for a Palm Coast senior group. She was a member of Blessed John XXIII in Perrysburg. She is survived by her sons, David (Sandra) Witt of Perrysburg and Dennis (Patricia) Witt of Langhorne, Pennsylvania; sonin- law, Alex Wasilewski; grandchildren, Megan, Steve, Jennifer and Michael Witt; step-grandchildren, Carol (David) Emmerman and Nancy Wasilewski, and sister, Doris (Edward) Murphy of Trinity, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Deborah Wasilewski. Prayers were recited in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, on Tuesday, September 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed John XXIII, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Herb Weber officiating. Burial was private at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the MS Society-Northwest Ohio Chapter, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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DOROTHY MACHOWSKY
Dorothy Machowsky, 90, of Perrysburg, died Friday, August 21, 2009. She was born June 29, 1919, in Rossford, to Michael and Anna (Hudak) Mazor, and was the last surviving child of the large family. She was a 1938 graduate of Holland High School and had worked for Jeep during World War II. In her younger years she was a dental assistant. She married Michael Machowsky on July 13, 1942. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church in Rossford. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann Machowsky and Michael Machowsky, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Michael. Parastas services were held Monday, August 24, Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, August 25, at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church, with the Rev. George Mullonkal officiating. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church.




DALE THOMPSON

Dale S. “Hoyt” Thompson died August 20, 2009, in Miami, Florida. He was born in Perrysburg on September 18, 1925, to Ethel and Hoyt Thompson. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1943. After graduation, he attended Bowling Green State University, and shortly after, joined the Navy. He resided in Miami and was a yacht broker for more than 40 years. Mr. Thompson is survived by his sister, Peggy (Robert) Hetman of Perrysburg. A private service will be held in Miami.
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OTILLIA “TILLIE” BILKA

Otillia “Tillie” Bilka, 96, of Rossford, died August 19, 2009, at her home. She was born on December 12, 1912, in Skidmore, Texas, to Alois and Susan (Kucharik) Minarik. She moved to Michigan at the age of 10, finally settling in Ohio. She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Kathy) Bilka, Paul (Sue) Bilka; daughters, Violet (Edward) Yoster, Susan (Mike) Alt; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Joseph Minarik, and sister, Agnes Minsel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Paul Bilka; her infant daughter, Mary Jane; grandsons, Christopher Shoviak and Edward Yoster, Jr. A Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, August 23, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 24, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Family Services of Northwest Ohio.


FLORENCE CORNELIUS
Florence Elizabeth (Kosch) Cornelius, 92, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 13, 1917, in Monclova, Ohio, to Charles and Edith (Strayer) Kosch. She married Raymond Cornelius on May 23, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Maumee. After her children were grown, Ms. Cornelius worked for Owens Community College for 15 years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, upholstering and furniture refinishing. She is survived by her children, Roland (Lorraine) Cornelius of Rockingham, North Carolina, Theresa Dahms of McAllen, Texas, and Ellen Mendieta of Perrysburg; 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Thomas Cornelius; daughter, Carolyn Strope; sisters, Esther Alden, Grace Lauer, Ruth Mulligan and Mildred Cooper, and brother, Charles Kosch. Scripture Services were held Sunday, August 23, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Monday, August 24, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose School.
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JANICE BENSHOFF
Janice C. Benshoff, 65, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1944, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, to Cecil and Myrtle Inez (Miller) Cline. She had been married to Charles Benshoff and he preceded her in death. She was a secretary for the Mennel Milling Company, where she retired in 2004. Ms. Benshoff was a graduate of Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the AMVETS, Eagles, Moose, VFW Fostoria, and Carey American Legion auxiliaries. She enjoyed following the stock market. Ms. Benshoff is survived by her children, Randall Benshoff of Perrysburg, and Stacie (Brandon) Preble of Fostoria; grandchildren, Douglas Benshoff, Raegan and Jacob Preblea; mother, Myrtle Cline of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and brother, Rodney Cline of Middletown, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, William and David Cline. There was no visitation. A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 18, at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Fr. Eric Schild officiating. Private interment will be at Fountain Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Attn: Development Department, Suite 519, 300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.


LUCILLE KACZOR
Lucille Kaczor, 89, of Perrysburg, died Monday, August 17, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born May 18, 1920, in Graytown, Ohio, to Emil and Wilhemina (Wendt) Wilka. She married Paul Kaczor on June 28, 1947, in Genoa, Ohio. Ms. Kaczor was a Girl Scout leader, the president of the Perrysburg High School Band Boosters, president of St. Rose Altar Society, was a volunteer at Heartland of Perrysburg and enjoyed traveling around Europe, sewing and crocheting. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Edwin) Herroon; granddaughter, Dr. Alyce (William) Hofmann, and great-grandson, William Hofmann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, on July 13, 1993. In honoring Ms. Kaczor’s wishes, services and burial in Fort Meigs Cemetery 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.


RONALD KROL
Dr. Ronald Allan Krol, 68, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation electrician from 1958 to 1962 and went on to work as an electrical engineer for General Electric. He then received a master’s degree in sociology and his Ph.D. in educational psychology and became a hospital administrator for both Toledo Hospital and finally Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Krol is survived by his daughter, Susan Conrad; grandchildren, Logan and Lily; brothers, Russell, Gary, and Lee; sisters, Joan and Terry, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, and parents, Frank and Pearl. Funeral services were held Monday, August 17, at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home, Walkerton, Indiana.
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SUSAN WARING

Susan M. (Schaefer) Waring, 61, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on April 16, 1948, to Carl and Velta (Coomer) Schaefer. She married Richard Waring on December 20, 1969. He was a native of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. They lived in Tiffin, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Perrysburg, during their 39 years of marriage. She graduated from Payne High School and was awarded bachelor of education and master of education degrees from Bowling Green State University. She was the student representative commencement speaker at the Bowling Green State University winter commencement in 1969. Mrs. Waring retired as a guidance counselor from Bowling Green High School. Prior to that, she was a career coordinator at Penta Vocational High School, a former member of the Dean of Students staff at Heildelberg College in Tiffin, and a guidance counselor at St. John’s Jesuit High School, Toledo. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Heather (Adam) Smith of New Albany, Ohio, and Rachael Waring of Perrysburg, and sisters, Joan (Clyde) Schroeder of Ottawa, Ohio, Marge (John) Elden and Linda (Rick) Stoller, both of Perrysburg. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Schaefer. A Memorial Mass was held Monday, August 10, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




LUCILLE FERGUSON

Lucille V. Ferguson, 85, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at her home. She was born on July 27, 1924, in Goshen, Virginia, to George and Susie (Wood) Patterson. She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, bingo and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Ferguson is survived by her children, Brenda (David) Burns, Frank Ferguson, Barbara Rucki, Betty Fountain, Bernadette (John) Johannsen and Donald Ferguson; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brothers, William Patterson of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, and Robert Patterson of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and special friends, Shelby and Lucille. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ferguson; daughter, Beverly Turner; son, David Ferguson; sisters, Mildred Sokol and Evelyn Patterson, and brothers, Lester, Earl, George “Junior” and Raymond Ferguson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 11, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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ROSE LEMLE

Rose Irene Pitzen Lemle, of Perrysburg, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at her home. She had worked at Chrysler-Jeep, and was a member of the UAW Local 12 retiree group. She enjoyed gardening, making handmade sweaters, afghans, scarves and mittens for family members; playing the piano and singing. She was known for being “green” before it was popular. She saved, conserved and recycled from the years of the Great Depression through current times. She enjoyed baking and cooking for St. Rose dinners. She is survived by her children, Lloyd (Connie) Lemle, Jean (Tom) LaFarree, Arlene (Dennis) Rinaldo, Patricia (Boyd) Travis, Denise (Mike) Pobursky, Linda (Rick) Stemen and Anthony (Tammie) Lemle; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and special daughter-in-law and friend, Corinne (Ron) Garland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lloyd Paul Lemle Sr., and sons, Glenn and Phillip. Scripture services were held Monday, August 3, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers began in the funeral home on Tuesday, August 4, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression are asked to consider the St. Rose Elementary School Library or Honor Flight.


JACK WOLFE
Jack E. Wolfe, 87, retired Perrysburg barber, died July 11, 2009, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born and raised in Perrysburg. He is survived by his sons, William (Nancy) of Florida, Gary (Pat) of Alabama, Steve (Ginny) of Florida, Bradley of Oregon, Ohio, Mike (Jan) of Whitehouse, Ohio, 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and special friend, Olga Rader of Holland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Wolfe, in 1992. Mr. Wolfe donated his body to the University of Toledo College of Medicine, so there will be no formal funeral or memorial services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
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AMY KEVERN

Amy K. Kevern, 37, of the Nichols Home in Portage, Ohio, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Monday, July 27, 2009. She was born September 27, 1971, in Toledo, to John and Judith (Michalski) Kevern. She was a graduate of both Penta Career Center and Perrysburg High School and worked for Wood Lane Industries. She enjoyed traveling and crafts, especially latch hook. She is survived by her father, John; stepmother, Nancy Kevern; aunts, Deniece Kevern and Carla (Ted) Wieczoerk, along with many cousins and extended stepfamily members. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy; grandparents, Mary Kevern and Walter and Virginia Michalski; uncle, Edward Kevern, and cousin, Daniel Kevern. Visitation was held Thursday, July 30, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Services were private, and burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wood Lane Foundation, 1921 East Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


PATRICIA BUNNER
Patricia Shirley Anne Bunner, 75, of Perrysburg, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Manor At Perrysburg. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Harry and Lucille (Foley) Kennedy. She was a gifted seamstress who owned and operated Pat’s Upholstery for 30 years. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Steven Caudle of Arizona, Gary (Holly) Caudle of Virginia, Jerry Hicks of Louisiana, Cherie (Kenny) Leone of Louisiana, Priscilla (Daniel) Maciejewski and Thomas Kennedy of Toledo; grandchildren, Danielle, Jessica, Hunter, Chase, Emily Anne, Joshua, Benjamin, Rachel and Brandon; four greatgrandchildren; sisters, Betty, Tyke and Gloria, and brother, John. In honoring Ms. Bunner’s wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
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HAROLD HOELTER

Harold J. Hoelter, 77, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009. He was born on February 24, 1932, in Luckey, Ohio, to John and Anna (Landwehr) Hoelter. He graduated in 1950, from Troy High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He married Joanne Tiede on February 10, 1952, in Luckey. He was employed as a meat cutter and meat supervisor at A&P in Toledo, and later was the store manager of their Bowling Green store. In August of 1977, Mr. Hoelter purchased the local grocery store in Luckey, renaming it Hoelter’s Supermarket and ran the store with his family until his retirement in 1995. He attended Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Perrysburg. He enjoyed coaching Little League, and playing dart ball, bowling and euchre. Mr. Hoelter is survived by his wife, Joanne; sons, Jon (Janice) Hoelter and Tom (Charlene) Hoelter, both of Perrysburg; daughter, Tamra (Norm) Mielke of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Amber, Justin, Joseph, Matthew, Jason and Emily, and sister, Arlene Shaw of Silver Springs, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his sister, Modesta Brueggemeier, and brothers, Alvin Hoelter and Wayne Hoelter. Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, with the Rev. John Rutz officiating. Interment was in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MARLENA McCARTHY
Marlena Collingwood McCarthy, 56, died July 18, 2009, at her home in North Riverside, Illinois. She was born December 2, 1952, in Marion, Ohio. She grew up in Findlay, Ohio, and later moved with the family to Vacaville, California, where she graduated from high school in 1970. She was a flight attendant with United Airlines since December 1972 and was working until her death. Ms. McCarthy is survived by her son, Patrick; mother, Dolores Collingwood of Perrysburg; sisters, Mary Tucker, Kris (David) Bottles, Melissa Collingwood; uncles, John (JoAnn) Windau, Tom (Carol) Windau; nieces, Catherine Collingwood, Wendy (Keneth) Jackson, Radiah (Manuel) Flores; nephew, Stephen Collingwood; former husband, William McCarthy, and many cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Merlin Collingwood; brothers, Charles and Terrence Collingwood; uncle, Robert Windau, and aunt, Virginia Schuette. A memorial Mass was held at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg on Saturday, July 25. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Suburban Special Recreation Foundation, 2915 Maple Street, Franklin Park, Illinois 60131, or the National Association of Downs Syndrome, P.O. Box 206, Wilmette, Illinois 60091.
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STELLA SMITH

Stella Marie Anna Smith, 85, of Perrysburg, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on June 11, 1924, in Miami, Florida, to Marie (Dumont) and Albert Johnson Sr. She married Merle Smith in Everglades City, Florida, on December 11, 1943. She retired from Libbey Glass in August 1989, after 18 years of service. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, the Perrysburg Senior Center and Libbey Glass Gem Club. She is survived by her husband, Merle; children, Merle (Christine) Smith, Janet (Charles) Larrance, Nadine (Thomas) Dlugas and Michael (Barbara) Smith; grandchildren, Patrick Larrance, Stacy (Dominic) Finnerty, Victoria Ames, Troy Ames, Erik Smith, Stephan Ames, Cory Smith and Cody Smith; g r e a t - g r a n d c h i l d r e n , Nathan, Nicholas and Neil Finnerty, and brother, Douglas Johnson of San Diego, California. She was preceded in death by her brother Albert Johnson, Jr. A Scripture Service was held Sunday, July 26, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, at the funeral home. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The Perrysburg Senior Center.




MARCELLA “SALLY” LECK

Marcella “Sally” A. Leck, 89, of Perrysburg, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. She was born on November 25, 1919, in Hamler, Ohio, to Carl and Lydia (Drewes) Schwiebert. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also was a member of the “Rinky Dinks.” Mrs. Leck is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin Leck; daughter, Sheri Ellis; grandson, Corey Ellis; great-granddaughter, Cayla Ellis; sister, Margaret Davis; brother, Burdell (Jo) Schwiebert, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Douglas Haryu Sr. officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Diabetes Association.
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CLYDE INCLEDON

Clyde Incledon, 78, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Toledo unit. He was born in New York City April 6, 1931. Heading west as an adult, he attended Bowling Green State University, where he met Mary (Polly) Shepard Lapham. They married on July 30, 1955. He worked various jobs before he began working for Chrysler at the machining plant in Perrysburg, where he retired in 1993, after 25 years of service. He was a licensed paralegal and an active union member at Local 1435. As a member of the UAW, he helped his fellow members as a consumer affairs advocate for legal matters. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and playing golf. He also enjoyed telling stories. As a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, he was active in many church functions including as a church elder. He is survived by his wife, Doris (Thornton), whom he married on April 20, 1996. He also is survived by his children: Amey Raihala, Rex (Laurie) Incledon, Richard (Debra) Incledon and Becca Incledon; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly, on June 15, 1992. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life was held Saturday, July 11, at the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg. So that others in the medical fields can learn, Mr. Incledon donated his body to UT Medical center. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.




DOROTHY GILLEY

Dorothy Opal (Walker) (Smithers) Gilley died Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Eleanor Jennings Adult Care Facility in Rossford. She was born August 27, 1913, in Merryville, Louisiana, to James and Della Walker. On June 7, 1930, she married Robert Ford Smithers and moved to Toledo. She worked at City Auto Stamping. Her husband, Robert, died, and she raised their three children as a single mother. She later worked for several Toledo area Kroger stores, was a union steward for many years, and retired after 22 years with the Kroger. Soon after, she married Joseph Gilley and they moved to Hemphill, Texas. They were married for 25 years. After his death, Ms. Gilley moved back to the Toledo area to be close to family. She resided at Otterbein-Portage Valley Retirement Living Community for 4-1/2 years, where she made many friends and lived a few doors away from her daughter, Jennie Ferguson. Ms. Gilley recently moved to the Eleanor Jennings Adult Care Facility. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Luckey, Ohio. She is survived by sons, Robert (Kathleen) Smithers, Paul (Nancy) Smithers; daughter, Jennie Ferguson; grandchildren, Marilyn (Steve) Hall, Jerry (Amy) Smithers, LuAnn (Mike) Crites, Keith (Val) Smithers, Beth Smithers and partner, Cherie, Scott (Rita) Smithers, Pat (Kim) Ferguson, Mike (Christine) Ferguson; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; 12 halfbrothers and sisters, and many family members and friends in Texas. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Smithers and Joseph Gilley; sister, Myrtle Smith; brothers, Arthur, Floyd and Wallace Walker; son-in-law, Charles Ferguson, and granddaughter, Karol Lynn Smithers. Visitation for family and friends was held Thursday, July 9, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Friday, July, 10, at Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Living Community, Pemberville, with the Rev. Pete Johnson officiating. Graveside services were held at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Faith United Methodist Church in Luckey, or the Eleanor Jennings Adult Care Facility, Rossford.
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MICHEL KAZAN
Michel Kazan, 73, of Northwood, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Toledo Hospital. He was born on March 15, 1936, in Beirut, Lebanon, to Wadih and Matilde Kazan. He was a welder with Toledo Machining for many years and was a member of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. He is survived by his son, Wadih Kazan; daughter, Viviane Kazan; grandchildren, Michael and Elijah Kazan; brothers, Elias and Tony Kazan; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Khoury; nephew, George (Nancy) Khouri; great-nieces and greatnephews, Joshua (Heather) Khouri, Natasha (Matt) Perlowitz and Jordan Khouri; and nieces and nephews in New York and Lebanon. Mr. Kazan was preceded in death by his wife, Maya Kazan, and sisters, Selwa, Freiha and Leila. The Trisagaion Prayers were held Thursday, July 9, at St. Elias Church of Sylvania, with the Very Rev. Fr. Paul Albert presiding. Funeral services were held at the church on Friday, July 10. Interment was in Willow Cemetery in Oregon, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Elias Church, 4940 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio.


MARILYN NAVEAUX
Marilyn S. Naveaux, 76, died July 11, 2009, at her home. She was born August 20, 1932, in Toledo, to Frank and Norma (Bade) Rerucha. She married Robert Naveaux on August 28, 1954. Mrs. Naveaux was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church. She enjoyed embroidering and crocheting, and her needlework is displayed throughout her families’ homes. She also made many special baby blankets for her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Mrs. Naveaux is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Laura and David Redd, Jennifer Wagner, Thomas and Elizabeth Naveaux and Claudia Pope; grandchildren, Robert and Anne Redd, Lauren and Leah Naveaux, Hannah Wagner, and Addison and Meric Pope; brothers, Jim and Kathy Rerucha and Tom and Linda Rerucha; brother-in-law, Leon and Grace Naveaux, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Redd; son-in-law, Richard Wagner, and sister, Nancy Hayes. Private funeral services will be held at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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CAROL SPOERL
Carol E. (Oberly) Spoerl, 86, of the Sterling House in Bowling Green and formerly of Lime City Road, Perrysburg, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Wood County Hospital. She was born in Toledo, on October 6, 1922, to Clinton and Hattie (Lukert) Oberly, and was a graduate of Waite High School. She married Richard Spoerl on May 15, 1943, in Toledo, at St. Frances DeSales Church. She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Lime Lake in Michigan. A gifted seamstress, she also enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting and swimming. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Margaret (Gabriel) Zawadzki of Elgin, Illinois, Susan (William) Eastlake of Boise, Idaho, Linda (Paul Morrison) Spoerl of Perrysburg, Richard Spoerl (Anita Baer) of Ashland, Nevada, Wendy (Steve Postich) Spoerl of Bowling Green and Gregory (Becky) Spoerl of Perrysburg; son-in-law, Thomas Bates; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, two great-greatgrandchildren, and sister-inlaw, Alice Oberly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter, Rita Bates; grandsons, Richard Spoerl Jr. and Jeffrey Zawadzki; sisters, Maxine Hufford and Dorothy Wresch, and brother, Robert Oberly. A Scripture Service was held Thursday, July 9, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Friday, July 10, 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 Adopt America Network or Muscular Dystrophy Association.


NANCY GARNER HUMMER
Nancy Garner Hummer, age 85, of Perrysburg Township, Ohio, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on July 12, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg. Nancy was born on April 3, 1924, in New Albany, Indiana, to her beloved parents, Dr. William H. and Mary Cavanaugh Garner. Nancy graduated from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, and moved to Toledo in 1928 after her marriage to Donal Hummer the same year. Donal and Nancy were married for 35 years and she is survived by her children, Mary Clare (Michael) Hummer-Decker, William (Claudia) Hummer, Suzanne (Peter) Havens, Donal (Beth) Hummer Jr., and E. Mark (Laura) Hummer. Nancy was the proud grandmother to 14 grandchildren, Nancy (Brandon) Simons, Kate (Greg) Gamwell, Elizabeth Decker, William (Lauren) and Brett Hummer, Justin Brandon and Dillon Havens, Jake and Natalie Hummer and Hannah, Nick, Elise and Bea Hummer. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dr. William Garner, Jr. as well as her husband Donal. Nancy was an avid reader, writer, gifted artist and an enthusiastic card player. At the bridge or gin rummy table she was a preferred partner or feared opponent. She was quite skilled at games and her talent with words was so strong that she would complete the daily newspaper crossword puzzle with a pen. As a loving and devoted mother she enjoyed preparing family meals and was an excellent cook. Southern dishes were her specialty and every evening the family gathered in the dining room for a wonderful meal. She would also prepare a full made to order breakfast for each child before they left for school. Nancy was a member of All Saint’s Catholic Church in Rossford, Ohio and a former member of Belmont Country Club, The Toledo Country Club and The Toledo Club. In her younger days, she was active in the Junior League of Toledo, Toledo Zoological Society, and 577 Foundation amateur artist guild. A guest reception will be held at the W.W. Knight Nature Center, East River Road, on Thursday, July 16, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Christian Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009, at All Saint’s Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., where the family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, The 577 Foundation, Perrysburg or the Wood County Park District. Arrangements entrusted to the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary.


RALPH GATTSHALL
Ralph E. Gattshall, 86, died July 1, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born July 27, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, to Paul and Lena Gattshall. He was a long time resident of Jackson, Michigan, where he retired from Walker Muffler Manufacturing after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed his dogs, boating and the lake. He went water skiing on his 60th birthday. Mr. Gattshall served in World War II, first in the Army Air force, where he flew 11 bomber missions over Europe. He then joined the infantry, where he participated in D-Day by landing at Omaha Beach. He was awarded three bronze star medals for bravery. Mr. Gattshall is survived by his daughter, Sandy (George) Lee; sons, Danny (Diane), Ken (Edie) Bolton and Dennis (Karol “KZ”) Bolton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Rollie (Edna) and John (Marian); brother-in-law, Eldon Videto; sister-in-law, Carrie Gattshall, and special friend, Trixie Wilkinson. He was preceded in death by two wives, first Elsie (Gregory) and then Phyllis (Bolton). He also was preceded in death by his grandson, Brian Lee; great-granddaughter, Kathryn Sweeney, and brothers, Rex and Bruce, and a sister, Pat Videto. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, at the Charles Burden Funeral Home, Jackson, with the Rev. Craig Britton officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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LEONA SANKIEWICZ
Leona Marie Sankiewicz, formerly of Rossford, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at her home. She was born in Toledo, to Joseph and Jeanette (Ziarno) Sroczynski on July 8, 1927. She grew up in Gowanda, New York, and graduated from Gowanda High School in 1944. She returned to Toledo, where she was employed at Libbey Glass. She was later employed as a chef assistant at Owens Illinois. On May 8, 1948, she married Leon Sankiewicz. She was an avid fan of the Detroit Pistons and the University of Toledo basketball team. She enjoyed following the basketball games on television. Ms. Sankiewicz was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. She is survived by her sons, Tom (Lynne) Sankiewicz of Liberty Center, Ohio, John (Reenie) Sankiewicz of Buckingham, Virginia, and Jim (Lee) Sankiewicz of Clay Center, Ohio; granddaughter, Jessica Sankiewicz; grandsons, Matthew Sankiewicz and Jim Sankiewicz II; brothers, Richard and Tom Sroczynski, Donald Pazdzior, Ray Hollerbach and Dennis Hollerbach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, on November 11, 1977. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, John Pazdzior and Jim Sroczynski; and sisters, Eleanor Sroczynski and Norma Shepler. The family will receive visitors today, July 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.




MARY ANN SKOTYNSKY

Mary Ann Skotynsky, 83, died June 30, 2009, at Toledo Hospital. She was born December 22, 1925, to Gregory “Harry” and Mary (Kusner) Wulczak. Her childhood home was the old farmhouse on Bates Road where she grew up with her three brothers, Michael, Peter and William, and two sisters, Anita and Natalie. While attending Perrysburg High School, she had her first job as an “ice cream scoop girl” at Broske’s in downtown Perrysburg. Soon after graduating, she ventured off to Chicago to become a teletypist at Western Union. After a few years, her friend Paul Skotynsky traveled there to bring her back since in his eyes it was “no place for a single girl.” Soon after, he asked her to be his bride. At that time, food was rationed due to the war. They traded and borrowed rations to come up with the necessary items to host their wedding reception. To support the family, Mary worked various secretarial and administrative positions at Toledo Building Maintenance, AT&T, AP Parts Co., Foster Brothers & Weber, LOF Local 9, and the Toledo Board of Education Food Services. She is survived by her sons, Paul (Marilyn) Skotynsky, Michael Scott (Skotynsky), and Matthew (Lea) Skotynsky; grandchildren, Beth, Brian, Kevin, Mitchel, Bridge and Michael; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Collin, Morgan, Katie, Sydney and Caden, and sister, Natalie Bohaczenko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; brothers, Michael Kushner, Peter Kushner and William Wulczak, and sister, Anita Beloff. A Scripture Service was held Thursday, July 2, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Friday, July 3, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossford. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church or Way Public Library, Perrysburg.
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GLEN TORRENCE

Glen Victor Torrence, 82, of Monclova, died July 6, 2009. He enjoyed treating children to hay-wagon tours of his apple orchard, pond and barn. He appreciated nature and enjoyed music of all kinds. He worked the family business of Torrence Sound until retirement, then enjoyed his farm, reconstructed two barns, supported and was actively involved with Sunshine Children’s Home, the Multifaith Council, and Habitat for Humanity. He was a life long member of Heatherdowns Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (Oman); son, David (Nita); daughters, Becky (Paul) Bryant and Sue (Henry) Valle; grandchildren, Jenner and Jesse Torrence, Seth (Michelle) Schroeder, Sara (Alec) Kirstein, Ryan, Meghan, Austin Valle; greatgrandchildren, Tyler and Robin, and brother, Howard. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Chelsey Valle. The family will receive friends today, July 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., and tomorrow, July 9, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo. Funeral services will be held at Heatherdowns Church of the Brethren, corner of Byrne and Schneider roads, Toledo, on Friday, July 10, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sunshine Children’s Home or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.




WILLIAM CORBIN

William C. Corbin, 85, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at his home. He was born April 30, 1924, in Wood River, Illinois, to William and Lenora (Cunningham) Corbin Sr. He graduated from Wood River High School and served in the United States Navy as an aircraft carboration instructor while stationed in Chicago. He continued his education at the University of Illinois. He married Vivian Sorensen on August 17, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Corbin worked for various companies as a mechanical sales engineer. He enjoyed researching and reading books about religion. He also enjoyed writing. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; children, Gregory Corbin and Cheryl (Jon) Mercurio; six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum, officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Zoar Lutheran Church.
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JAMES PERRY
James Perry, 78, died June 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born January 21, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio, to M. Frank and Amy (Pfautz) Perry. Mr. Perry served in the United States Navy Air Ordnance in Desert of California. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall with a bachelor of science degree, and worked as a systems analyst for Teledyn. He survived by his wife, Joy; her children, Christine (Bruce) Hendrick, John Bothe, Sharon (Dan) Chittich, Jerrilee Hahn; his children, Debbi (Chuck) Covey, Steve (Doris) Perry, Linda Koffenberger and Angela (Jim) Evans; 14 grandchildren, and sister, Joan Sperry. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 25, at Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. Funeral arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home.


DAWN GHESQUIRE
Dawn Marie Ghesquire, 46, of Perrysburg, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 17, 1962, in Toledo, to John and Nancy (Baker) Smahaj. She was a 1981 graduate of Perrysburg High School and attended Bowling State University. Mrs. Ghesquire is survived by her husband, Michael Ghesquire; children, Kristen and David Ghesquire; step-children, Joshua Ghesquire, Katie (Tim) Meyers and Rebecca (Charles) Burgoon; grandchildren, Megan and William Meyers and Patty Burgoon; father, John Smahaj, and siblings, Tim (Debbie) Smahaj, Tammy (Rick) Lerch and Becky (Don) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Smahaj. Family and friends may visit today, June 24, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Marvin Borger officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


MILDRED HOFF
Mildred V. Hoff, 89, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Point Place, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on January 10, 1920, in Rahway, New Jersey. She married Donald Hoff in 1941. Ms. Hoff is survived by her children, Marion (Ernie) Rigney of West Virginia; David (Terry) Hoff of Rossford, and Cindy (Renee) Hoff of Toledo; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Judi Augustine of Las Vegas, Nevada, and special friends, Carmen, Donna, Jannelle and Vil. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Donald, in August 2001; daughter, Donna (Hoff) Deese, and grandson, Michael Wilson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Heartland of Perrysburg or All Saints Catholic Church.
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RALPH SIMMONS
Ralph Vernon Simmons, 81, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the Manor At Perrysburg. He was born in Ridgefarm, Illinois, on September 9, 1927, to Carlyle and Helen (King) Simmons. He was a 1946 graduate of Woodward High School. Mr. Simmons served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Dolores Pantaleo in Toledo on May 14, 1949. For more than 30 years, he was an electrician with Libbey-Owens-Ford, retiring in 1980. He also worked for Autotronics. He owned and operated Sound by Simmons, and major projects included the Maumee Recreation Center and Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, both Walbridge and Perrysburg. He was a member of St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Zellner of Gibsonburg and Deborah (Scott) Brandenburg of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Tracy (Bill) Lovejoy, Cheri (fiancé, Chris Koerner) Reino, Daniel (Wendy) Zellner and Crystal Brandenburg; great-grandchildren, Jacob Koerner, Madisynne Reino, Cory Lovejoy and Alexys Zellner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Simmons, and son-in-law, Michael Zellner. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, June 24, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m. Graveside inurnment services will be held Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m., in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615.


WILLIAM SZABO
William Szabo, 80, of Perrysburg, died June 13, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on October 21, 1928, to Andrew and Agnes Szabo. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. He worked and retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford, where he worked for 42 years. Mr. Szabo was a member of the Rossford Eagles Aerie 2322, where he was secretary for many years, an organizer of their cancer fund, the Northwest Zone Outstanding Eagle of the Year and was inducted into the Ohio State Aerie Hall of Fame in 2006. He also was a member of A.L. Wroblewski Post 18, CWV Jude Thaddeus Post 1675, Alliance of Poles Circle 8 and the National Democratic Club. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing euchre at the Eagles. Mr. Szabo is survived by his sons, Jim (Christi), Stephen (Vicki) and Ronald; grandchildren, Ronald Jr., Justin, Kyle, Cody, Chelsea and John Michael (Carly); greatgrandchildren, Christina, Bethany and Adrianna; brothers, Ernie (Mary Lou) and Albert (Pat) Szabo; sister- in-law, Ginny Ross; many nieces and nephews, and special friends at the Rossford Eagles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann. An Eagles Service was held Wednesday, June 17, at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Highway, where Funeral Services were held Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m., with Deacon Tom Carone officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
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FRANK MACCARIELLA
Frank John Maccariella, 71, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born June 21, 1937, in Camden, New Jersey, to Frank and Catherine (Hawkins) Maccariella. He married Isabel McNeil on January 23, 1958. Mr. Maccariella was the owner of New Image Doors and Windows for 20 years. He enjoyed baseball and history, especially books about World War II. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1962. Mr. Maccariella is survived by his wife, Isabel; children, Patricia (Brad) Maccariella-Hafey, Mike (Andrea) Maccariella, Cynthia (Armando) Flores and Melinda (Elias) Bejarano; grandchildren, Ashley and Aaron Flores, Logan and Megan Maccariella and Gabriel Bejarano, and greatgrandchild, Aliyana Boose. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Elias. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. and a memorial service will be held Friday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


JOHN PUSTAY
John Pustay, 88, of Gulfport, Mississippi, and formerly of Rossford, died Monday, May 11, 2009, after a long illness. He was born June 10, 1920, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, to Steve and Theresa (Valkovszki) Pustay. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving during World War II as an aerial engineer. Mr. Pustay was an appliance repairman for many years. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed gardening and photography. He was seldom seen without his cameras. Mr. Pustay is survived by his children, Dana (Clarence) Gordon, David (Cathy) Pustay, Terry Pustay and Tom (Karen) Pustay; sister, Dolly Dobbins; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (Hill) Pustay; siblings, Mike Pustay, George Pustay, Theresa Moore, and Helen Radocy. A graveside service will be held Friday, June 12, at 9:15 a.m., at Fort Meigs Cemetery followed by a Memorial Celebration at the Rossford United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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HARRY WILCOX

Harry J. Wilcox, 59, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home. He was born on August 30, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James and Anna Mae Wilcox. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a master’s degree in education and became a teacher of French, drama and English. He taught for 35 years, including 23 years at Rossford High School, five years at Dexter High School in Dexter, Michigan, and was a member of NEA and OEA. Mr. Wilcox enjoyed theater and directing plays. He took many students on school trips, some of which included France, Quebec, New York, Stratford, Chicago and London. He directed the summer theater program for children in the Rossford community for many years, was a member of the Village Players and a member of the Fremont Community Theater. He was honored for his devotion to his work and students with the Rossford High School stage being named in his honor. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Janet (Smith) Wilcox; sister inlaw, Sandy (Gherin) Johnston and brother in-law, Robert (Sue) Smith. Mr. Wilcox also is survived by a niece, nephews, cousins and many friends. Visitation was held Friday, June 5, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Additional visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, June 6, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Feed the Children or the Northwest Ohio Food Bank.
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ALEETA HENDRIAN
Aleeta M. Hendrian, 75, born October 9, 1933, Taylorville, Illinois. Died of lung cancer May 31, 2009, after 15 months of illness. Survived by: Husband George J. Hendrian Jr.; Sons: Robert C. of Snellville, Georgia; Allen M. of Valley Park, Missouri; daughter, Terri L. Meade of Columbus, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and cared for 24 foster children. Preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Marceline (nee Munsie) Gillman, and a daughter, Leigh Myers. Services were Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Father Jeff Grant celebrating the funeral mass at St. James Catholic Church in Decatur, Illinois, with interment immediately following in Taylorville, Illinois.




MICHAEL HORTON

Michael Henry Horton, 55, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Plymouth, Michigan, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his home. He was born on May 24, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan, to Sam and Karen (Plummer) Horton. He was a 1971 graduate of Plymouth High School and a 1975 graduate of Michigan State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in zoology. He married his high school sweetheart, Robin Faber, on June 14, 1975. Mr. Horton was currently employed as president of Buckeye Hydraulics, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Ohio, and was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. He served on the board of directors for the Fort Meigs YMCA and in his spare time enjoyed cycling, running and yard work. He is survived by his wife, Robin; daughter, Erin (Ross) Headley of Green Bay, Wisconsin; son, Matthew Horton of Chicago, Illinois; mother, Karen Horton of Plymouth; brothers, Curtis, Jeffrey (Jackie) and John (Lupita) Horton; sister, Kathleen Horton; father and mother-in-law, Alan and Marilyn Faber; brother-in-law, Alan (Pamela) Faber; sister-inlaw, Karen Pennini, and 14 nieces and nephews. Visitation was held May 24 and 25, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m., at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Perrysburg with the Rev. Kenneth Pepin officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Fort Meigs YMCA, 13415 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
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BARBARA LaCHANCE

Barbara (Jennings) LaChance, 55, of Perrysburg, and Nashua, New Hampshire, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. She was born in Nashua on February 19, 1954, to Richard Jennings and Helen (Gladson) Paquin. She had worked for Brockway Plastics and Rexam Plastics for more than 25 years. She enjoyed going to bingo and the casinos. She also enjoyed karaoke and had won several awards for her talents. She is survived by her son, Keith Lacasse of Nashua; daughter, Stacey Lacasse of Nashua; stepson, Raymond (Vicki) LaChance of Salem, New Hampshire; stepdaughter, Christine LaChance of Florida; grandchildren, Nicole, Kalene, Devin, Felecia, Annmarie, and Jenna; great-grandson, Colin; brothers and sisters; Donald Jennings of Milford, New Hampshire, David Jennings of Brookline, New Hampshire, Derick Jennings of Manchester, New Hampshire, Patricia Jennings, Diane (Stuart) Trombly, Ronald (Linda) Jennings, Douglas (Deborah Hughes) Jennings, Maryann Paquin, Eddie Paquin (Monique St. Pierre), all of Nashua; sister- in-law, Ann Jennings of Nashua; stepfather, Edward Paquin Sr.; aunt and uncle, Pauline Jennings of Nashua and Bruce Jennings of Sunapee, New Hampshire, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ricky and William, and nephews, Michael and Nicholas. A Memorial Service was held May 22, at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua. Interment prayers and burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Nashua. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 or Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060.
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JOHN LeBLANC
John R. LeBlanc, of Roanoke, Virginia, and formerly of Perrysburg and Brockway, Pennsylvania, died May 28, 2009, at his home. He was born June 8, 1934, in Niagara Falls, New York. He attended Alfred University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering. He worked for 30 years at Brockway Glass in charge of furnace R&D and then for Owens-Brockway in charge of glass composition. In 1994, Mr. LeBlanc moved to what was BOC, later to become Linde, where he innovated new approaches to glass furnace design. He excelled in his profession and continued working until his death. He was a leader in the glass industry and had 15 patents. Mr. LeBlanc enjoyed skiing, hiking, listening to music, traveling, playing bridge, and was an active member of Our Lady of Nazareth Church. He donated much of his time and resources to many charities, including refugee resettlements and Native- American missions. He is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Michael (Jane) and their sons, John and Frederic of Oswego, New York; daughter, Joie Ayala of Charleston, South Carolina, and her children, Carlos, Javier and Sara, and Elizabeth Kostelecky (Todd), of Alexandria, Virginia; siblings, Francis (Julie) LeBlanc and Theresa Stoner (Doug). He was preceded in death by his siblings, Paul, Edward, Fredrick, Gerard, Rita and Betty, and his son, John. A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, May 30, at Our Lady of Nazareth in Roanoke. Arrangements were made by the Oakey’s South Chapel and Crematory, Roanoke.
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PAUL HUDSON
Paul “Junior” Hudson, 69, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly in his home on May 25, 2009. He was born on December 23, 1939, in Erie, Monroe County, Michigan, to Paul and Lois (Hurst) Hudson. He was a cement finisher by trade and his handy work can be found in many homes in the northwest Ohio area. He also spent several years as a private contractor working in Jacksonville, Florida. On November 17, 1965, he married Naomi Sharp and they raised two children. He was proud of his heritage from Greenup, Kentucky and enjoyed sharing the stories of his youth. He was an avid collector of western memorabilia and replica model cars. He was an auto enthusiast for many years. Mr. Hudson is survived by his children, Paul (Joan) Hudson and Sheryl Hudson; siblings, Betty (Harry) Lewis, Phyllis (Nathan) Lewis, Francis (Dean) Johnson and Mildred (Henry) Junge. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Naomi; parents, and sisters, Eva Martin and Naomi Bork. Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery in Holland, Ohio.


ADELAIDE MORSE
Adelaide Morse of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. She was born in New York City on July 12, 1915. She grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey, and attended Douglas College for Women. In 1937, she married John Morse and they had four children. The family moved to Perrysburg in 1951. Ms. Morse was an active volunteer in the League of Women Voters, Way Public Library, Planned Parenthood, Black Swamp Conservancy, the Country Garden Club, the Toledo Opera Guild and many others. She was the recipient of the Virginia Stranahan Citizenship Award in 2005, and was honored in May with the Crosby Award, which recognizes women who make a significant difference in the quality of life in their community. She was an avid bird watcher and bridge player. She kept in touch with family and a wide circle of friends. Ms. Morse is survived by her children, John of New York City, Meredith Prime of Lake Placid, New York; grandchildren, Dr. Bradley Morse and Brian Morse of Perrysburg, Renee Morse of Florida, Chrisjohn Morse of California, and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and Peter. A service celebrating her life was held Saturday, May 30, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Museum, Toledo Symphony, or Black Swamp Conservancy.
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LUCILLE EMCH

Lucille Jean (Gross) Emch, 73, of Maynard, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital. She was born on February 10, 1936, in Wood County, to Carl and Irene (Brinker) Gross. She was baptized and confirmed at Stony Ridge Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio. In 1954, she graduated from Webster School in Scotch Ridge, Ohio. On June 5, 1954, she was united in marriage to Richard Emch at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. They lived in Perrysburg for four years before moving to Haskins, Ohio, in 1959. In 1974, they moved to Maynard. She was active in both church and community. After her retirement from 28 years as MacCray school secretary, she held positions in Lac qui Parle Conference WELCA, Global Missions, Maynard Lions Club and Hearing Dog Chairman in District 5-M, Heritage Hill Antique Power Association, and book club. She enjoyed attending all the events that involved her grandchildren. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and had been to every state except Alaska, and that was in their future plans. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children: Cindy Damon and Rick Emch of Montevideo, Minnesota, and Sheryl (Greg) DeVos of Marshall, Minnesota; grandchildren, Derek, Devin (fiancee, Elizabeth Hacker), Deanna and Denaca DeVos, and sister, Evelyn (Ray) Smith. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jerry Damon, and brother-in-law, Clarence Hoodleberink. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at Maynard Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mary Hovland officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Anderson Funeral Home, Montevideo, Minnesota


JAMES SCHRAMM
James Gilbert Schramm, 82, of Toledo, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on March 27, 1927, in Toledo, to George and Ethel (Garber) Schramm. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Noble in the Southeast Pacific. He was a 31-year member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 6/33. Mr. Schramm began work as a journeyman, in 1964 until 1970 he worked as a business agent, and from 1970 until 1976 he worked as a business manager/ financial secretary. He retired from the trade in 1986. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He played for the City Federation football for Southside Ramblers, YMCA League basketball and softball. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, puzzle solving and winter vacations in the south. Mr. Schramm is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Dr. Kathryn Schramm (Tim Lehman) of Sylvania, Ohio, and Annmarie Schramm of Austin, Texas; son-in-law, Carl Kulman Jr. of Holland, Ohio; grandson, Eric Kuhlman; granddaughter, Nicole Lehman; brother, George Schramm, and sister, Betty Helle. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Kuhlman, and sister. Arrangements were made by the Walker Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the American Cancer Society.
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LEE KLAG

Lee Michael Klag, 31, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 18, 2009, at his home in Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, on August 30, 1977, to Roud and Nancy (Nissen) Klag. He was a 1996 graduate of Perrysburg High School, where he was a standout basketball player. He continued playing basketball at Cleveland State University, Gogebic Community College and Radford University. He graduated from Lourde’s College with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Benjamin (Teresa) Klag and Russell (Jodie) Klag, both of Dunedin, Florida; sister, Sally Klag of Long Beach, California; nieces, Olivia and Madison Klag; nephews, Kaden and Nathan Klag, and grandmother, Florence Nissen of Oregon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Frieda Klag and Glen Nissen. Private family services will be held, and there will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Humane Society of Wood County, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.




JOAN SOUTHWARD

Joan Patricia Southward, 74, of Toledo, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. She was born on June 7, 1934, to Joseph and Helen (Mazur) Taper in Rossford. She was a 1952 graduate of Rossford High School and had worked for the former Montgomery Wards for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Mrs. Southward is survived by her husband, Norman Southward, whom she would have celebrated 56 years of marriage with on Saturday, May 16, 2009. She also is survived by her children, Deborah (Greg) Lempke, Edwin (Lynn) Southward, Anne (Todd) Getzinger and Scott (Juju) Southward; grandchildren, Aaron Getzinger, Justin Southward, Julie Getzinger, Natasha Southward and Taylor Southward; sister, Dolores (George) Grod and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Leganik. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 16, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with Noelle Stevens officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1755 Indianwood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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AUDREY PINKERTON GENTIEU

Audrey (Pinkerton) Gentieu, 86, former resident of Perrysburg, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born on October 18, 1922, to Sherwood and Helen (Moyer) Pinkerton in Toledo. She grew up in Toledo’s Westmoreland neighborhood with her three sisters. Mrs. Gentieu was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School and attended the University of Toledo for two years before marrying Edward Gentieu in 1942. Mrs. Gentieu was a prolific artist. By kindergarten, her talent blossomed, and she continued her artwork until struck by a sudden illness two days before she died. Pastel portraiture was her particular niche. Her commissioned portraits from the 1950s and 1960s hang in many Toledo homes, businesses and public buildings. As a resident at Wolf Creek nursing home in Holland, Ohio, she participated in local and state art competitions and won awards every year. In 2008, she was honored by a show at the Parkwood Gallery of her fairly recent golden-era movie star portraits. She was an employee of the Perrysburg Messenger Journal in the 1970s. She is survived by her children, Peter Gentieu, Goldvein, Virginia, Sally (John) Welch, Perrysburg, and Penny Gentieu (Tom Friemoth), Toledo; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Julia (Robert) Collins, Portland, Oregon, and Shereen (Jose) Ricoy, Salem, Oregon, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gentieu was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years in 1984, and her oldest sister, Elise Stewart. A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m., at Unity Church, 3535 Executive Parkway in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.
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GERALD HESS

Gerald R. Hess, 73, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Advanced Specialty Hospital of Toledo. He was born November 2, 1935, in Perrysburg, to Edward and Anna (Drury) Hess. He married Katharine Hasel on May 21, 1955. Mr. Hess was a pipe fitter for Libbey-Owens-Ford for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and he sang in their choir. He also was a member of Perrysburg Symphony Chorale. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, family bonfires and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Katharine; children, Sharon Hess, Robert (Melissa) Hess, Pamela (Kevin) Smith, Suzanne Hess; grandchildren, Craig Hess, Loren (Tom) Torrice, Adam and Nathan Smith; great-grandchildren, Isabel Hess and Audrey Smith; siblings, Betty (Bob) Grolle and Norman (Judy) Hess and special friend, Rebecca Rude. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed and Wayne Hess and grandsons, Jared and Cole Smith. Arrangements are pending with the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society or St. Rose Catholic Church Music Ministry.


HELEN LISIAKOWSKI
Helen Lisiakowski, 83, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Parkcliff Community at Wright- Harvey House in Northwood. She was born on October 29, 1925, in Toledo, to Earl and Maren (McIntyre) Robarge. She worked for Tillitson as a stockroom clerk until her retirement. She had been a Girl Scout Leader and enjoyed baking and gardening. Ms. Lisiakowski is survived by her daughter, Gloria Simmons; grandchildren, Dannette (Joseph) O’Neill, Dana (Sam) Escabedo and Ryanna Simmon; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lisiakowski on February 20, 2004; granddaughter, Brandi Jo Simmons; two sisters and two brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 9, at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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RALPH THOMPSON
Ralph H. Thompson, 82, of Rossford, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on August 30, 1926, in Lake City, Tennessee, to Sullivan and Lucy (Hayes) Thompson. He married Virginia “Ginny” Artz on October 12, 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a solderer for Libbey-Owens-Ford for more than 38 years. He attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Rossford. He had an interest in gardening and had a talent for building things. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Radocy of Rossford; grandson, Andy Radocy, and sister, Thelma Miller of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, on December 17, 2007. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Thompson and sisters, Helen Nolan, Ethel Byrd, and Dorothy Reed. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial services were held Monday, May 11, 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.


HELEN BUDD
Helen (Drain) Budd, 64 of Perrysburg, died Thursday, April 23, 2009. She was born on January 24, 1945, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Maxwell and Corabel (Cook) Drain. She is survived by her children, Peggy McManaray, Mary Louise Haynes and Martin Dean; siblings, Martin Drain, Roger (Karen) Drain, Dan Drain, Mary (Larry) Wise and Paul Drain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Budd; sons, Jacob Wright and Glenn Wright Jr.; parents, Maxwell and Corabel Drain, and brother, John. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m., at the Wizard World Softball Facility, 1045 South McCord Road in Holland. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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FRANCES “JOAN” DOLLAR
Frances “Joan” Dollar, 73, of Rossford, died May 2, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on March 5, 1936, in Butler, Pennsylvania. On August 2, 1952, she married James Dollar. She enjoyed good jokes, and telling funny stories. She also enjoyed watching tennis and football, following Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ms. Dollar is survived by her children, James (Debra) Dollar, Sandra Dollar-Wilson and Christine Dollar; grandchildren, Jennifer (Eric) Juhasz, Julie Dollar, and Jamie Dollar; greatgrandson, Alexander Juhasz; brothers, Allen (Cook) Reesman of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Donald Kerry of Shora, Pennsylvania, and sister inlaw, Margaret Lonchyna of Rossford. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, on December 30, 1997. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, May 6, from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Diabetes Association.




JOSEPH MACHALA

Joseph F. Machala, 93, of Rossford, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. A lifelong resident of Rossford, he was born on March 16, 1916, to Paul and Pauline (Suchan) Machala. He was employed for 45 years at the former Libbey- Owens-Ford as the wareroom foreman. He was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church and his father, who immigrated from Czechoslovakia, was instrumental in founding the former St. Cyril and Methodius Church in 1923. He was a veteran of World War II. He was proud of his ability to build boats as a young man. Also, in his earlier years, he enjoyed annual trips to Black Lake, Michigan, with family, golfing, fishing, bowling and gardening. Mr. Machala is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jeanette (Ziemianski); daughters, Eleanor “Ellie” (Paul) Kotowicz of Perrysburg, and Marie (Rick) Crosby of Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; daughter in-law, Kathleen Machala; grandchildren, Karen (Steve) Mason of Seattle, Angela (Todd) Scaife of Chicago, Brian (SuLin) Kotowicz of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Adam Nickell of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Ashley Nickell of Mt. Pleasant, Jennifer Machala of Knoxville, David (Jill) Machala of Indianapolis, Matthew (Sally) Machala of Peoria, Kristen (Jon) Hopkins of Nobelsville, Indiana, Michael Machala and Andrew “AJ” Machala both of New Palestine, Indiana; step-grandchildren, Zac Mason, Jake Mason, Davis Crosby and Townsend Crosby; greatgrandchildren, Caroline, Nicholas and Madalyn Machala, Benjamin Scaife and Kayla Hopkins; brother, Paul Machala of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; special family members, Charles (Geri) Machala, Walter and Delores Ziemianski, both of Toledo, and Stanley Ziemianski of Rossford, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul. A Scripture Service was held Friday, May 1, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 2, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, or the Mazie Foundation, P.O. Box 692, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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MILDRED NAHM
Mildred E. (Kidder) Nahm, 93, of Perrysburg and formerly of Toledo, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born August 17, 1915, in Presho, South Dakota, to William and Cecil Kidder. She graduated from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a degree in nursing and served in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II. On January 29, 1944, she married John Nahm in Waukegan, Illinois. She was a registered nurse with Flower Hospital, where she retired in 1982. In her spare time, Ms. Nahm enjoyed bowling, knitting and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. Inc. She is survived by her son, John (Debi) Nahm of Perrysburg; granddaughters, Jennifer (Ryan) Griffith of Girard, Ohio, and Meghan Nahm (Michael Schoelch) of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in November 1991, and her great-grandson, Logan Nahm, in December 2003. Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Steve Archer officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


NORMA REITZEL
Norma B. Reitzel, 87, of Perrysburg, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at her daughter’s home. She was born February 12, 1922, in Rossford, to Earl and Cora (Snyder) Griner. She married Willis Reitzel on June 6, 1943. She worked at C&F Variety Store for 10 years, retiring in 1965. Ms. Reitzel was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, the lottery and collecting dolls. She is survived by her daughters, Emily (Frank) Przeniczny, Kathleen Reitzel; son, Daniel (June) Reitzel; grandchildren, D. Kirk (Michele) Reitzel and Kristie (Robert) Scoble; great-grandchildren, Josh and Jaime Reitzel of Rossford and Karrington Scoble of New Bern North Carolina; step great-grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Schoelles; brothers, Victor (Mary Jane) Griner and Herbert (Phyllis) Griner; sisters, Geraldine Habel and Jeanette (George) Leslie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, on May 1, 1991. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose, Helen and Clara, and brother, Robert. Friends will be received today, May 6, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Timothy Rothfuss officiating. Burial will follow in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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JOHN “JACK” SPRINGER

John E. “Jack” Springer, 79, died on April 29, 2009, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born on December 9, 1929, in Flint, Michigan, to Rosemary (O’Rourke) and Raymond Springer. He spent most of his life living in the Detroit, Michigan, area. After attending a military school in Georgia, he graduated from Sandusky High School in 1947. In 1955, he received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Detroit. He met his future wife, Helen Mika, in 1950 on a triple blind date, and they were married in 1954, settling in Dearborn, Michigan. His business career was spent as a branch manager with the Viking Fire Protection Company. In the 1960s, the Springer’s moved to Perrysburg, where Mr. Springer was active in the community and with St. Rose Catholic Church. He was actively involved with the Perrysburg Township in various positions. Through St. Rose he was on the Pastoral Council, the Liturgy Committee, the Retreat Team and the Cursillo Movement. He was commissioned as a eucharistic minister, bringing communion to the sick, and was awarded the St. George Award from the Toledo Archdiocese for his volunteer efforts. He was Scout Master for St. Rose Boy Scout Troop 167 and in 2004 was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor given a volunteer. Mr. Springer is survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, along with 23 nieces and nephews and 19 of his wife’s nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife on March 21, 2009; brothers, Ray and Dick; sisters, Jeanne and Barbara, and niece, Celestine. A Scripture Service was held Monday, May 4, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 5, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Lyons, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Rose Catholic Church or St. Rose Boys Scouts Troop 167.
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GEORGE EMERSON
George Waldo Emerson died April 21, 2009, at his home in Green Mountain, North Carolina. He was born in December 1930, in Lafayette, Indiana, and grew up in agriculturally rich White County, Indiana, where his father, W. Johnson Emerson, was the county agricultural agent and his mother, Wilma (Robinson) Emerson, was an elementary school teacher. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Following two years of service in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War, he attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, where he earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering. He married his college sweetheart, Margaret Emerson. Mr. Emerson spent his working career in Toledo– 30 years with Owens- Illinois Glass Company and seven years with Calphalon Cookware. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson lived in Perrysburg, where they were active in St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, the Planned Parenthood League of Toledo and other community service organizations. Fifteen years ago they retired to the mountains of western North Carolina, where they restored a historic country church and missionary house, built expansive gardens and got involved in the life of their new community. Mr. Emerson had wideranging interests: he was a beekeeper, woodworker, gardener, Civil War buff, world traveler and served for many years as the treasurer of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Burnsville, North Carolina. Mr. Emerson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret; children, Johnson (Gabrielle) Emerson of Basalt, Colorado, Caroline Emerson (Darrell Van- Deusen) of Baltimore, Maryland, and Sarah Emerson (John Pesthy) of Newark, Delaware; grandchildren, Andrew Van- Deusen, Margaret Van- Deusen, Elek Pesthy, Logan Pesthy, Johnson Emerson and Jacob Emerson; sister, Janet Larson of Jacksonville, Oregon, and brother, Edwin Emerson of Perrysburg. A service to celebrate Mr. Emerson’s life was held Saturday, April 25, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Burnsville. Arrangements were made by the Yancey Funeral Service, Burnsville. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 591, Burnsville, North Carolina or to the Yancey Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Burnsville, North Carolina 28714.




VALERIA “VIOLET” WELKER

Valeria “Violet” Katherine (Jankowski) Welker, 83, of Perrysburg, and formerly of south Toledo, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. She was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, on November 9, 1925 to Peter and Pelagia “Pearl” (Kwapiczewski) Jankowski and was married to Robert Welker. During the early 1950s, she was a secretary for the UAW Local 12. She enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening, spending time with family and playing Scrabble with her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Thomas) Kennelly of Perrysburg; granddaughters, Karen (Todd) Kurek and Kristi Kennelly; great-grandchildren Danielle, Robert, Kaitlin and Matthew Kurek, and Meagan and Lauren Mueller and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on February 27, 2001. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Jankowski, and sisters, Theresa Bobroski and Frances Wisniewski. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 28, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ELIZABETH CLEMENT
Elizabeth “Betty” Jones Clement died April 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Radford, Virginia, on November 18, 1922, to Thomas and Louise (Henley) Jones. She graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1943, and worked in the Corps of Engineers office at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where she met her future husband, Carl Clement Jr. They were married in Radford in 1945 and moved to Perrysburg in 1946. Ms. Clement was an active volunteer with the First Presbyterian Church, the Perrysburg Schools and Planned Parenthood. She was an avid bridge player and a somewhat reluctant sailor. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Carl and Anne Clement of Lyme, Connecticut, Elizabeth and Donald Prutzman of Richmond Hill, Georgia, Thomas and Lynda Clement of Holland, Michigan, and Christopher and Terry Clement of Vancouver, Washington, and granddaughters, Christina, McKenzie, Rachel, Henley, and Greer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Clement, and sister, Dora Anfin of Radford. Burial was private. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551.




FLORENCE “GINNY” WINDOM

Florence “Ginny” Virginia Windom, died April 23, 2009 at her home. She was born November 26, 1921, in Perrysburg, to Edward and Charlotte (Brossia) Reitz. She graduated from Lake High School in 1940, and married Ronald “Danny” Windom on October 21, 1950. She was an office manager for Toledo Metal Spinning and Duncan Metal Spinning for 42 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. Mrs. Windom enjoyed bowling, playing cards and fishing. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, Patricia (Robert) Wilkins, Linda Hollen and Larry (Lynda) Windom; grandchildren, Robert Jr. (Christine) Wilkins, Michelle (Greg) McElroy, Sara Wilkins, Lauren Wilkins, Jennifer Hollen and Shannon Windom; sisters-inlaw, Florence Windom, Susie Windom, Joyce Reitz and Arla Reitz, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Glen, Ivan, George, Dale and Vera; brothers-in-law, James Windom, Leonard Windom and Russ (Eugene) Windom, and sisters-in-law, Frances Reitz and Anne Windom. Funeral services were held April 26, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge.
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JOSEPH TYMIAK

Joseph Phillip Tymiak, 79, of Rossford, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born November 2, 1929, in Toledo, to Phillip and Mary (Waynar) Tymiak. A Rossford High School graduate, he married Rosemary Newbury on November 25, 1950. Mr. Tymiak served as a mechanic in the United States Army. He worked for Libbey- Owens-Ford as a maintenance mechanic for 41 years, retiring in 1992. After retirement, he worked as a bailiff for the Perrysburg Municipal Court System for 15 years. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church and was actively involved in various activities. He was a past master of Phoenix Lodge #123 F.A.M., past president of the Wood County Shrine Club, and currently a 32nd Degree Mason, a Roadrunner for the Shriners, driving sick and injured children to various hospitals. He was a motorcycle safety instructor and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He traveled to all 50 states and most of the world. He also enjoyed attending Bowling Green State University women’s basketball games. Mr. Tymiak is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Craig (Tina Lodge) Tymiak, Diane (Eileen Weithman) Tymiak and Keith (Lisa) Tymiak; grandchildren, Shannon, Tiffany, Courtney, Wesley, Bradley, Michael, Nathan and Kristie; great-grandchildren, Deven, Mackenzie, Kendel and Skylar; son-in-law, Bob Wallace; uncles, Michael, Don and George Waynar; aunt, May Waynar; cousin, Suzanne Tomasik, along with other cousins, nieces and nephews and good friend, Marilyn Brossia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Wallace. Friends will be received Friday, April 24, from 1 to 9 p.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Zoar Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ELEANOR KAISER
Eleanor Margaret (Moore) Kaiser, 90, of Newbury, Massachusetts, and formerly of Maumee, died April 8, 2009. She was born in Hull, Massachusetts, on September 1, 1918. Raised and schooled in Winthrop, Massachusetts, she was a 1939 graduate of Simmons College in Boston. She was secretary of her class and was active in alumni affairs. She married Leonard Kaiser. During her 35 years as a resident of Maumee, Mrs. Kaiser was active in volunteer work at the Wolcott House Museum and with the Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council. She also donated many hours of service to St Joseph’s Catholic School during the years she was raising her family. After moving to Ohio, she and her family returned each summer to her summer home on the Parker River in Newbury. She returned to Massachusetts in 1983 and became a yearround resident, making her home with her daughter, Martha, and family. Mrs. Kaiser volunteered in Massachusetts for Among Friends, a community lunch program housed at the area Episcopal church, the Newburyport Custom House Museum and the historic Cushing House Museum. For the historical society, she was involved with the “Cushing Samplers,” a volunteer group who handcrafted historically themed items to be sold in the museum gift shop. She was a participant in the Newbury Council on Aging, enjoying many trips and the monthly book club. Besides her interest in history, her greatest enjoyment was having family and friends visit at “The Beach House” to talk and play Scrabble. Ms. Kaiser is survived by her daughters, Ellen (James) Billiter of Laurel, Maryland, Susan (James) Kirkpatrick of The Woodlands, Texas, Christine Kaiser of Pinebluff, North Carolina, and Martha (Karl) Reidl of Newbury; six grandchildren, including Kevin and Lisa Voland of Perrysburg, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Kaiser, in 1983. A memorial service will be held June 20, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at her summer home in Newbury. All are invited. Memorial contributions may be made to Among Friends, 166 High Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950.
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MARJORIE SCALIA
Marjorie H. Scalia, 73, of Rossford, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Toledo, to Raymond and Gertrude Gable and attended Libbey High School. She worked at Owens Illinois for 20 years and was employed by St. Vincent’s Hospital for the past 15 years. She enjoyed attending high teas, gardening and traveling. Ms. Scalia is survived by her son, Anthony; brothers, William Gable and Leonard Gable, and sister, Lorraine Scobee. She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy. Arrangements are pending, by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scalia Lab at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.


PEGGY ZELLNER
Peggy Ann (King) Zellner, 56, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at her home. She was born March 17, 1953, in Perrysburg. She enjoyed singing, hiking in the mountains and sailing. She married Larry Zellner on February 14, 1975. The couple moved from Ohio to Las Vegas in 1986, where she pursued a career in health management, herbal medicine and reflexology. Mrs. Zellner is survived by her husband, Larry; parents, Bill and Cathy King of Perrysburg; sister, Patti West of Waterville, Ohio; brothers, Perry (Robin) King of Perrysburg, and Mike King of Las Vegas. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m., at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by Bunkers Mortuary, Las Vegas. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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PHILLIP KOPP
Phillip J. Kopp, 66, of Perrysburg, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at his home. He was born on January 15, 1943, in Rossford, to Joseph and Bernetta (Reau) Kopp. After graduating from Rossford High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company for 30 years, in the shipping department. Mr. Kopp is survived by his son, Chris Kopp; daughter, Valerie Kopp; grandchildren, Alison and Justin Kopp; brother, Joseph Kopp; and sisters, Catherine Asbury, Betty Jean Wills and Barbara Bischoff, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Joanne; son, Brian Kopp; parents, and brothers, Robert and Carl Kopp. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg.




EMMA VITTY

Emma Belle (Scott) Vitty, 84, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in her home. She was born on March 16, 1925, to Coming “Bob” and Carrie (Alexander) Scott in Stilwell, Oklahoma, where she attended Marietta School. In the third grade, she attended Dwight Mission Boarding School until her high school years, where she attended and graduated from Chilocco Indian School. Ms. Vitty was a riveter with Boeing Aircraft and worked on the first plane to drop a bomb during World War II. She entered the nursing program at Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where as a Cadet Corps nurse she served during World War II. She worked in Alabama at the Prattville General Hospital, the Baptist Hospital, the Montgomery VA Hospital and Fort Dix Army Hospital in New Jersey. She retired after 45 years of nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in health arts in 1986, at the age of 64, from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Prattville, Alabama, and the Montgomery, Alabama, Alcazar Shrine- Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her daughters, Jennie (Matt) Vitty-Rogers of Marietta, Georgia, and Laura (Dr. David) Weaver of Perrysburg; sisters, Peggy Williamson of Tahlequah, and Polly Scraper of Stilwell, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Joe, John and Dan Scott and sisters, Sally Hogshooter, Elsie Hummingbird and Nancy Scott. Visitation and Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 14, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or First United Methodist Church in Prattville, Alabama.
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RONALD KOKE
Ronald Earl Koke, 65, died April 5, 2009, at his home. He was born November 21, 1943, in Toledo, to Bernard and Thelma (Brown) Koke. He married Karen Klein on March 18, 1967. Mr. Koke was an Eagle Scout and was in the Army Reserves. He traveled extensively during his career for many glass furnace construction projects in China, Europe and Indonesia. He and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 1992 in Australia. Mr. Koke enjoyed trains, antiques, boating and riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Tina (Rick) Hacker and Melissa (David) Gratz; grandson, Maximilian; mother; siblings, Kathleen Koke-Drum, Barbara Mooney, Don (Norma) Ickes and Sam (Jean) Adkins; sister-in-law, Sharen Martin; nephews, Brian Drum, Dan and Steve Slater. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.




GLEN GOGEL

Glen L. Gogel, 85, of Perrysburg, died April 3, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, on January 31, 1924, to Adelbert and Leona (Grant) Gogel and lived in south Toledo, where he attended Harvard Elementary School until the family moved to Maumee in 1936. After graduating from Maumee High School in 1942, he attended the Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Army with the 29th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group from 1943 to 1946. He saw action in Europe and was awarded four Bronze Star medals for his participation in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. He then attended the University of Toledo. On June 29, l957, he married Phyllis Weiker at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Toledo. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. Mr. Gogel retired from Plaskon Products in 1989, after 42 years of employment. He enjoyed canoeing and fishing in the Maumee River and the lakes of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. In the fall he hunted ducks and geese in the Maumee River. He kept in touch with his Army buddies and attended many reunions of the 29th AAA Group. He also kept in touch with his classmates from the Maumee High School Class of ’42 and attended their quarterly luncheons. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis; son, Mark; grandson, Zachary, and granddaughter, Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Gogel. A memorial service was held at Tuesday, April 7, at First Presbyterian Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Jeanne Kumbalek officiating. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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MADELINE MONTO

Madeline Elizabeth Monto, 96, of Perrysburg, died Friday, April 3, 2009, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born July 10, 1912, in Evansville, Wisconsin, to Daniel and Victoria Regina (Hoffman) Knauss. She was a graduate of Waite High School class of 1930. She was employed by Interlake Iron for eight years as an ostenographer. She was a parishioner at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg for 59 years. Ms. Monto enjoyed playing bridge and vacationing with friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Monto of Perrysburg, and nieces and nephews. Ms. Monto was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, in 1995, and her sister, Jean Geller. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the Maison- Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Church, Perrysburg.
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ALLEN HENDERSON
Allen Dale Henderson, 80, of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina and formerly of Perrysburg, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. He was born on March 24, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Allen and Leah (Speaker) Henderson. He was in the Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1947, and Bowling Green State University in 1954, with a bachelor of science degree in education. He also attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, for spectroscopy certification. He was a member of the high school concert and marching band, American Legion Band in Bowling Green, and the VFW Band in Fostoria, Ohio. He taught sciences and mathematics in York Township and Montpelier, Ohio. He later worked as a laboratory technician supervisor with M&T Chemicals in Detroit, Michigan, technical representative with Udylite Corp. and M&T in Connecticut, Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Michigan, until he retired in 1991. After moving to Pilot Mountain in 1991, he joined the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Henderson served as chairman on the United Way and was active in the Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Juanita Henderson; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Mary Ann Henderson of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Todd and Susan Henderson of Caledonia, Michigan; daughters and son-in-law, Tamara Atwater of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Faye Marie and Donald Sparks of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Michael (Bethany) Henderson, Laura Henderson, Charity and Megan Atwater, Christine and Andrea Sparks, Dylan and Emily Henderson. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Yow and Rev. Sidney Lanier officiating. The family will receive family and friends immediately following the service. Arrangements are being made by the Cox-Needham Funeral Home, Pilot Mountain. Memorials may be made to Columbarium Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 696, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina 27041 or to Hospice of Forsyth County.
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MARVEL HOLLERBACH

Marvel Geane Hollerbach, 75, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 3, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on December 11, 1933, to Marvin and Lucille (Bacon) Wood. She was a 1951 graduate of Olney High School. She married Jack Almroth and together they had four children. She worked at Holiday Inn and was co-owner of Almroth Fuel Oil Co., retiring in 1994. She was remarried in 1986 to Raymond Hollerbach. She was an avid reader, a talented oil and watercolor painter and a Thai Chi enthusiast. She had written two books and was currently working on another. Mrs. Hollerbach is survived by her husband, Raymond Hollerbach; children, Mark (Sandra) Almroth, Jill (Derk) Jackson, Julie (Roger Barron) Almroth; stepchildren, Michael Hollerbach, Julie (Paul) Swartz, Debbie (Paul) Lamb of California; 11 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren, and sister, Katherine “Kitty” Wilson. She was preceded in death by her son, Kirk Allen Almroth. Funeral services will be held today, April 8, at 11 a.m., in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Interment will be private.




ANNE SHARP

Anne B. (Harp) Sharp, 92, a former business owner and volunteer, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Manor of Perrysburg where she lived for two years. She was born June 22, 1916, in Canton, Ohio, to Mohamed Ali and Dieby (Hady) Harp. She married Roy Sharp September 12, 1937. She owned and operated Sharp Variety from 1953 to 1974. After retiring, she volunteered at RSVP for many years, starting with the Mobile Food Van. She was a member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo since 1949. She was a member of the Board of Elders Education Membership and Social Services Committees. Ms. Sharp was a secretary of the Federation of Islamic Association for six years. In her later years, she enjoyed greeting friends while assisting in the gift shop. She is survived by her children, Eugene (Ruby Harris) Sharp of Perrysburg, Margaret (Robert) Krolak of Perrysburg and Steven (Carol) Sharp of Sunrise, Florida; eight grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Sookey of Maumee; brothers, Raymond (Ann) Harp of Louisville, Ohio; Kemell Harp of Canton, Ali (Shelia) Harp of North Canton; special nieces, Lila and Ameena, and cousin, Bill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Roy; brother, William Harp, and sisters, Mamie Soloman and Neddy Mohamed. Services were held Monday, April 6, at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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JEANNETTE VANDERVLUCHT
Jeannette Marie (Archibald) VanderVlucht died April 5, 2009. She was born November 20, 1934. She played the keyboards of piano and organ at Calvary Assembly of God for 37 years. She was a soloist with the Revival Time Choir and Central Bible College Tour Choir in Springfield, Missouri, and was a frequent soloist at her church. She was instrumental in establishing Calvary Assembly of God’s Youth program. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; sons Ralph Jr. (Cindy) VanderVlucht of Findlay, Ohio, Kirk (Terry) VanderVlucht of Perrysburg, Daniel (Lisa) VanderVlucht of Perrysburg; daughters, Heidi (John) Cambers of Palatka, Florida, and Deby (Brian) Garrison of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Cross, Brad VanderVlucht, Emily (David) Kinsaul, Megan VanderVlucht, Holly Cambers, Kyle VanderVlucht, Chelsea VanderVlucht, Joey Cambers, Kayla VanderVlucht, Billy Cambers, Elsie Cambers, Hunter Garrison, and Benjamin Garrison; greatgrandchildren; Britton Cross, Bret Kinsaul, Farve Kinsaul; brother, Ronald (Pat) Archibald and sister, JoAnn (Bob) Hopson. Family will greet friends at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, from 3 to 8 p.m., on Monday April 13, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Avenue, with a celebration service at 11 a.m. Expressions of gratitude and sympathy should be sent to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Alzheimer’s Association.




GEORGE HOFMANN III

George William Hofmann III, a former Perrysburg resident of 29 years died January 30, 2009, in Vancouver, Washington. He was born in 1941, to George and Ruth (Schroder) Hofmann of Northwood, Ohio. He graduated from Waite High School in 1959. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Scotland, he met his future wife, Patsy Maxwell. George graduated from the University of Toledo in 1970 and Capital Lutheran Seminary in a 1974, with a master’s degree in theology. He was an ordained Lutheran pastor and served several churches, including Grace Lutheran in Colfax, Ohio, and St. Paul’s Lutheran in Maumee. He had a long career as a life insurance salesman, first with Thrivent for Lutherans, followed by Gleaner Life Insurance company. He was a member of the Maumee Elks Club and served as a past president of the Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society. He retired in 1996 and put his electronics hobby and former Air Force training to good use helping customers as a Radio Shack salesman in Perrysburg. Two years ago, Mr. Hofmann finally “officially retired” and moved with his wife to Vancouver, Washington. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patsy; children, Sherry (Steve) Loniewski of Washougal, Washington, Jill Hofmann of Portland, Oregon, Trish (Eiji) Narimatsu of Beaverton, Oregon, Heather Hofmann of Cleveland; four grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Miller of Genoa and Donna (Steve) Golembiewski of Cincinnati; one nephew; three nieces; two great-nephews and five great-nieces. A celebration of life service was held February 4, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Vancouver. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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HELEN SPRINGER

Helen Anna (Mika) Springer, 81, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Lyons, Ohio, on March 26, 1927, to Frank and Anna (Smistik) Mika. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1945 and Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan. In 1950, she met her future husband, Jack, on a triple blind date. They married in 1954, and settled in Dearborn, Michigan. Perrysburg became their home in the 1960s, and they were active in the community. Through St. Rose Catholic Church, Helen was commissioned as a Eucharistic Minister bringing communion to the sick; she was a co-chair of the Toledo Diocesan Cursillo Monument, and she led the RCIA program at her church. She was a member of the Perrysburg Garden Club, past president of Anthony Wayne Garden Club and Golden Membership Chairman. She also was a nationally-accredited flower show judge of the Ohio Judges Council. She is survived by Joseph, Jerry (Virginia) and Charles (Dolores), both of Lyons; sister-in-law, Helen; 19 nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank (Marian) and Martin, and her sisters, Mary (Paul) Radcliffe and Frances (Harold) Schneider. A Scripture Service was held March 26, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Friday, March 27, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was at Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church.
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BECKY KELLER
Becky Ann Keller, 54, of Burlington, Wisconsin, and formerly of Perrysburg, died March 25, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on November 21, 1954, to Donald and Barbara (Arens) Keller at Toledo Hospital. She grew up in Perrysburg and graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1972. She had a thirst for learning, and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. Ms. Keller had many hobbies, including reading, gardening, playing the piano, crocheting and volunteering at the local library in Burlington. She dedicated her life to providing a safe, comfortable, happy home to sick and abandoned animals. Ms. Keller is survived by her parents; her brothers, Doug (Sue) Keller, Tom (Lonnie) Keller; sister, Cindy (Hassan) Baroudi; nephews, Christopher Keller and Shadi, Robby and Danny Baroudi; niece, Samantha Avaritt and many other family members. To honor her wishes, there will be a private memorial service. Arrangements were made by the Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, Ohio. Memorial contributions, may be made to Kindred Kitties, 614 59th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140.




GEORGE MacNICHOL III

George Pope MacNichol III, died Sunday, December 7, 2008. He was born to Emma (Smith) and George MacNichol Jr., on August 21, 1923, in Toledo. He graduated from the Brooks School and Yale University. He served during World War II as a Navy fighter pilot. He is survived by his son, George “Jeep” MacNichol IV; grandchildren, Miles and Julieanne; brother, Roland and sister, Caroline Orser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Taylor. There will be a gathering in his memory from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, March 27, at Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, 502 East Second Street, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JOYCE AMBLE
Joyce Duell Amble of Perrysburg, and formerly of Temperance, Michigan, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. Her love of teaching and learning extended well past her years as a teacher. She was a tutor, a mentor and recently the leader of a book club. She dedicated her time and energy to her children, grandchildren, friends and the community. She enjoyed the friendship of many nearby and as far as Japan and Mexico. She is survived by her children, Jack (Sherry) Hammitt, Julie Davis, Jeny (Thom) Lewandowski, Molly (Dan) Kihanya; grandchildren, Tori, Michael and Lily, and siblings, Barbara Bird, Randy Duell, Phil Duell and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Jim Amble. A celebration of life service will take place on Thursday, April 9, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Nederhouser Community Hall, Olander Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.


MOLLIE HEIDELBERG
Mollie Meerkreebs Heidelberg, 91, died Friday, March 20, 2009. She was born in Toledo on August 24, 1917, to Wolf and Nellie Meerkreebs. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1935 and attended the University of Toledo. Ms. Heidelberg was an avid reader, and enjoyed history and politics. She liked finding glass treasures, collecting books and records. She also enjoyed lively conversations on varied topics. She is survived by her granddaughter, Karen Murphy (Tom DuBose); grandsons, Michael Heidelberg and Kevin Heidelberg; great-grandchildren, Courtney Murphy and Madison, Ashley, Justin and Justine Heidelberg, and brother, Jerry Meerkreebs of Los Angeles, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 1995; sons, Herbert (Maryann) and Thomas, and brother, Samuel. Funeral services will be held today, March 25, in the J. Jeffrey Fretti Funeral Home, 5045 West Sylvania Avenue, Toledo. Interment will be in Forrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo- Lucas County Library.
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ANGELA KOBYLAK

Angela M. Kobylak, 96, a lifelong resident of Rossford, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Rossford, on September 10, 1912, to Joseph and Anna (Mika) Kornasiewicz. She had worked for Autolite, Gorsuch Catering and Maumee Valley Country Day School in the cafeteria. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the LCBA. Ms. Kobylak is survived by her sons, Ronald (Anita) and Theodore (Corinne) Kobylak; grandchildren, Trudy (Mark Turner) Kobylak, Tricia Kobylak, Scott (Diana Biggins) Kobylak, Kenneth (Denise) Kobylak and Cheryl (Leland) Flox; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Gabriel, Isaiah, Jackson, Mira and Tyler: niece, Dolores Dominickowski, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Kobylak, in 1982; siblings, Emily Zajac, Sadie Zuchowski, Mary Wojton, Catherine Dominickowski, Josephine Ceparski, Lawrence, Walter and Stanley Kornasiewicz. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 23, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was held in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ROBERT SCHWANKE
Robert E. Schwanke, 70, of Perrysburg, died March 1, 2009, in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1938, to Elmer and Mabel (Brodhagen) Schwanke in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Schwanke graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in physics, and Marquette University in electrical engineering. He worked in magnetic powders and retired from Hoosier Magnetics. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church, where he was president of the congregation and served on church council and as an usher. He enjoyed fishing and playing bridge and was an avid fan and stockholder of the Green Bay Packers. He attended the famous Ice Bowl Game. Mr. Schwanke is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Kruse) whom he married on June 30, 1962. He also is survived by his children, Eileen (Brad) Lathwell, Karla (Robert) Neeley, Peter (Cristi) Schwanke, John (Ari) Schwanke; grandchildren, Kate and Chloe Schwanke and Taylor Neeley; mother, Mabel Schwanke, and sister, Sandy (Paul) Benson. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Schwanke. Funeral services were held March 4, at Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Bersticker- Scott Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to Concordia Lutheran Church, 3636 South Detroit Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.
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HELEN SPRINGER
Helen Anna Springer, 81, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Friends will be received Thursday, March 26, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be held at 2 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima, Lyons, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church.




FOREST UTHOFF

Forest William Uthoff, 88, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Bay Park Community Hospital. He was born January 13, 1921, in Genoa, Ohio, to Emmett and Helen (Knowles) Uthoff. He married Claribel “Sally” Vajen on November 21, 1945, in Napoleon, Ohio. Mr. Uthoff worked for Libbey Glass Division as a machine operator for 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the O&I’s Club of Owens-Illinois, Golden Emblem Club and the NRA. He managed roller-skating at Forest Park, and enjoyed skating, hunting and fishing. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Uthoff was preceded in death by his wife, Sally, on March 24, 1996. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Wanda Plauche, and Margaret Baumgardner and brother, Warren J.H. Uthoff. Friends will be received today, March 25, from 4 to 8 p.m, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church.
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LOUIS BAUER SR.

Louis “Lefty” Bauer Sr., 96, of Rossford, died March 12, 2009. He was born on January 10, 1913, in Crystal City, Missouri, to Joseph and Mary (Faikosh) Bauer. He was a resident of Rossford since his early childhood and active in the community. He graduated from Rossford High School in 1932, and worked for Libbey- Owens Ford (Pilkington) Glass Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1974. As a young man he competed at the national level in gymnastics with the Rossford Sokol Club. He once competed in the old Madison Square Garden. He was a member of the Holy Cross Council 5139 of the Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree member of Bishop Hoffman Assembly 807. He was awarded the 1997 Member of the Year. He also received many attendance awards. He was a devout member of All Saints Catholic Church. For many years, he served as a Eucharistic Minister and visited the sick and elderly of the Parish with his wife Alice. He also served as an “altar boy” at daily mass. Up to the time of his recent illness, he was fully able to continue to drive his car and live independently. He participated in the Local 9 Glassworkers Retirees bowling league, and worked at a family-owned car wash, performing maintenance well into his 90s. He was an active member of the Rossford Senior Citizen Club and enjoyed attending their daily lunches with his friends. He recently accompanied his friends on a gambling bus trip to Detroit. He also enjoyed going to Thursday night bingo, and attending or watching sporting events on television. He turned down an opportunity to sing in a traveling band to marry Alice (Lehmann) on August 31, 1940. Mr. Bauer is survived by his children, Alice Clark of Arlington, Texas, Diane (Paul) Miller of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Louis (Tricia) Bauer Jr. of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Heather (Gerardo) Crispin, Mark (Susan) Miller, Matthew (Shelly) Miller, Amy (Tony) Walters, Michael Miller, Sarah Bauer, Christopher (Stephanie) Meyer and Andrew (Melissa) Meyer; great-grandchildren, Jacob Sullivan, Gabriela, Juan Carlos, and Gerardo Crispin, Nicholas and Katherine Miller and Alex, Kyle and Kevin Walters, and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Alice, in October 2007. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Teresa Bartosky, Emily Stockton, Mary VanCamp and Frances Skidas; brothers, Joseph, Jack, Nicholas, Paul, and three brothers in childhood, Frank, Ernie and Tony Bauer. The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus recited the Rosary on Sunday, March 15, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, followed by a presentation by the Bishop Hoffman Fourth Degree Assembly and a reflection of Mr. Bauer’s life by family and friends. Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 16, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in New Belleville Ridge Joint Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford, OH 43460 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JAMES DORFNER
James Karl Dorfner, 61, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on October 4, 1947, in Toledo, to Alfons and Almeda (Moore) Dorfner. He attended Webster Elementary School and Eastwood Hight School. On August 29, 1970, he married Patricia Wyckoff. During his life, Mr. Dorfner worked as a truck driver for Churchill’s Market and Stroh’s Brewery. He later opened his own business producing and selling fishing lures and other fishing accessories. As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. He also was a farmer and had worked for local farmers from the time he was young and also while managing his own vegetable farm. He donated his produce to Helping Hands food service for the less fortunate and also gave produce to his family and friends. Left over produce was donated to farmers to feed their livestock. Mr. Dorfner is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; children, Jim (Cheryl) Corbett, Jeanette (Carl) Schulte, Jackie Corbett (Ray Galloway), and Johanna (Dan) Smith; eight grandchildren; brother, Barry Dorfner; many cousins, and his caretaker, David Prey. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Terry Dorfner. Arrangements are pending by the Cremation Society of Toledo. Memorial tributes may be made to the family.




GERALD JACOBY

Gerald J. Jacoby, 79, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1929, to M. Gerald and Alma (Helmstetter) Jacoby in Fostoria, Ohio. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, earning six varsity letters. He attended St. Joseph’s College, Collegeville, Indiana, and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1952. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Jacoby married Betty Lyons on September 17, 1955 at St. Wendelin Church in Fostoria. He worked as a public accountant for Arthur Young & Co. from 1954 to 1957 and as controller for Alum-A-Seal Mfg. Co. from 1957 to 1966. He joined Ohio Citizens Trust Co. in 1966, eventually serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer, retiring from National City Bank in 1990. He was a member of St. Rose Parish, Wood County Democrats, Financial Executives Institute, and Bank Administration Institute. He served as a board member and treasurer of various civic organizations: Toledo Convention Bureau; TAGRA (Toledo Area Governmental Research Associan); Toledo Humane Society, and on the board of Family Service of Northwest Ohio. Mr. Jacoby is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty; children, Matthew (Alicia) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Michael of Perrysburg, Andrea (Thomas) Brady of Perrysburg, Bart (Svetlana) of New Albany, Ohio, James (Rocio) of Oak Park, Illinois, and Jeanne (Jeff) Eisemann of Saline, Michigan; grandchildren, Angela and Lauren Jacoby, James and Robert Smargiassi, Benjamin Brady, Alexander, Katelin and Erik Jacoby, Mateo and Joseph Jacoby, and Michael, Ryan, and Audrey Neet; sisters, Jane (Bob) Moran, Susan (Arlen) Lowery, and Kathryn (James) Mc- Kelvey. He was preceded in death by two infant granddaughters, Jewell and Jillian Eisemann. A Scripture Service was held March 16, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on March 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Rose Church.
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CLEMENT “MIKE” JAHN

Clement Michael “Mike” Jahn, died Monday March 9, 2009, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania. He was born January 29, 1938, in Wayne, Ohio, to Clement and Minnie (Holt) Jahn. He graduated from Luckey High School in the last class before it consolidated to become Eastwood High School. He attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. One of his proudest accomplishments was earning pilot certifications in both private and commercial flight. Mr. Jahn was a selfemployed long haul truck driver, retiring in 2002, and attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. He was a member of Historic Perrysburg and a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Pemberville. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Draheim Jahn; stepchildren, Greg Draheim of Boise, Idaho, Lisa (Jeffrey) Jacobs of Maumee, Dana (Michael) Dueñas of Houston, Texas, Jana Greeno of Dearborn, Michigan; eight step-grandchildren, and cousin, “Rocky” Holt of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his step-children, Beth and Scott Draheim. There was no visitation. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 14, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul Board officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur James Cancer Research Center, 660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218- 3112 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Endowment Fund, 310 Elizabeth Street, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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ROSETTA MIELE
Rosetta P. Miele, 89, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born May 29, 1919, to Anthony and Josephine (Seneca) Pizzuto, in Jersey City, New Jersey. She graduated from Dickinson High School, and married John Miele on June 26, 1948. Ms. Miele was an executive secretary for Agfa Gevaert for 18 years, retiring in 1984. Ms. Miele, formerly of Jersey City, Hasbrouck Heights, and Succasunna New Jersey, moved to Perrysburg in 1995 and was a member of Blessed John XXIII and the Perrysburg Senior Center. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by her daughters, Joellen (Robert) Schumann and Jacqueline (Joseph) Opera; grandchildren, John and Jeffrey Schumann and Justine Opera; and sister-in-law, Gerlinde Pizzuto. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on February 17, 1977. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Benjamin and Patrick Pizzuto. There was no visitation, and burial was private. 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.




LEWIS RUPLE

Lewis Henry “Grandpa Buzzy” Ruple, 88, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on March 11, 2009. He was born on March 24, 1920, in Toledo, to Henry and Marguerite (Jaeck) Ruple. He attended Lincoln grade school in Toledo and was a 1938 graduate of Scott High School. Mr. Ruple studied engineering at the University of Toledo College of Engineering. During World War II, he served in the United States Army, First Armored Division, Signal Battalion. He participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Southern France. He was vice-president of engineering for the Abbey Etna Machine Company in Perrysburg. He retired from the company in 1985. He was responsible for the installation of steel tubing mills for both domestic and international clients. Mr. Ruple served as president of the Zion Lutheran Church council for a number of years. He was instrumental in the development and supervision of the Zion Lutheran Grade School. He provided scholarships to students attending the school. He enjoyed golf, bridge, cruises and spending time at his summer home on Deep Lake in Lower Michigan, with his wife, family and many friends. He is survived by his children, Judith Ruple (James Markland) of The Villages, Florida, Robert Ruple of Perrysburg, and Richard (Kathleen) Ruple of Maumee, and granddaughter, Rebecca Ruple. He also is survived by one niece and two nephews, all of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jane, in 1998; daughter, Barbara, in 1957, and sisters, Lucille and Alice. Funeral services were held March 16, in Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Patrick Bell officiating. Burial was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 3360 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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ILA REIGHARD
Ila Mae Reighard, 85, of Northwood, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at her residence. She was born on April 7, 1923, in Perrysburg, to Arthur and Elizabeth (Kirchoff) Brossia. She is survived by her sons, Richard Reighard Jr. and Arthur Reighard; daughter, Joyce (Geoff) Gardner; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Reighard Sr., on November 17, 2003 Friends may join the family for a graveside service for Mrs. Reighard on Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m., at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.




ELIZABETH BAUER

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Bauer, 85, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009. She was born on March 13, 1923, to Stephen and Elizabeth (Radocy) Verbosky. She was a 1941 graduate of Rossford High School. She was honored to be named the May Queen during her senior year. She married Paul Bauer on May 11, 1946. They remained life long residents of Rossford. Together they raised seven children. Betty managed to remain a familiar face in her family’s Rossford grocery store, Verbosky’s Market, helping her brothers behind the checkout counter. After her children were grown, Betty went on to work at St. Charles Hospital Dietary Department, where she enjoyed working in the Nun’s Dining Room and the Coffee Shop until she retired. She is survived by her children, Paulette Zatko, Gerry (Charlie) Brown, Mary Beth (Paul) Wines, Philomene (Steve) Miley, Patrice Salyers, Thomas (Joanne) Bauer and John Michael Bauer; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Stephanie Verbosky and Irene Verbosky; brother-inlaw, Louis Bauer Sr. and special godchild, Diane Bauer Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, on December 31, 2005. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Stephen and William Verbosky. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 7, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. 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.
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IRENE DAUER

Irene T. (Molnar) Dauer, died March 5, 2009, at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born February 19, 1933, in Toledo, to Daniel and Irene (Kovacs) Molnar. She graduated from Waite High School in 1951, where she met William Dauer. They were married on May 31, 1952, in Toledo. She attended the University of Toledo, where she earned her real estate license. She worked for numerous local real estate agents and also was a bank teller for Toledo Trust. Ms. Dauer was a past member of the Perrysburg Boat Club, the Maumee Elks, a member of CCL and the First United Methodist Church. She hosted many families through AFS and was a volunteer at Minastrista in Muncie, Indiana. She played bunko for 50 years with the same group of ladies. She provided childcare in her home for more than 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, especially out west, but most of all she enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Ms. Dauer is survived by her children, William (Bridget Eagan) Dauer, Tom (Diane Helle) Dauer, Marty (Laurie Sanderson) Dauer, Lisa (Dave) Watson and Christopher (Sherri Hill) Dauer; grandchildren, Justin (Megan), Alex, Tom, Michael, Jennifer, Nick, Kelly, David, Brittany and Sarah; great-grandson, Waylon; siblings, Daniel Molnar, Helen (Les) Vicary and Carol Molnar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and sister, Joanne Swinehart. Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Rick Dushane officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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RACHEL FALCONER

Rachel Carr (Hayes) Falconer, 100, formerly of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Edina, Minnesota. She was born April 10, 1908, in Toledo, to William and Cora (Crim) Carr. She married Walter Hayes in 1935. He died in 1976. She married Robert Falconer in 1978. Ms. Falconer was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg. For many years, she provided and arranged the flowers for the Sunday services, and worked at the annual rummage sales. She was a member of the Perrysburg Garden Club and the New Century Club, and she was a charter member of the Junior League of Toledo. She learned to love birds and nature from her mother. She is survived by her son, Walter “Sandy” (Jean) Hayes of Scotia, New York; daughter, Mary “Betsy” (Gregg) Parks of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; grandchildren Elizabeth Hayes of North Adams, Massachusetts, Laura (Joseph Ayotte) Hayes of Concord, New Hampshire, Scott (fiancée Laurie Cooper) Hayes of Springfield, New Hampshire, Jonathan Parks of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and great-grandson, Dean Ayotte of Concord. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Richard, and William Carr and sisters, Elizabeth Slade and Louise Yerxa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1986. A celebration of Ms. Falconer’s life will be held Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Jeanne Kumbalek officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ms. Falconer’s name to First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JAY SPRENG
Jay Edmund Spreng died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on Thursday, January 30, 1941, to Edmund and Ruth Graham Spreng, at Perrysburg Hospital. Mr. Spreng graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1958, Bowling Green State University in 1966 and Vander Cook College in 1972. He taught in Toledo Public Schools from 1965 and was asked to return to teach at Perrysburg in 1980, where he retired in 1996. He served as citywide music department head while working at Toledo Rogers High School, where he established bands and orchestras of more than 100 players each. He also initiated music courses while working with local universities on teacher training and other area organizations and youth groups. Mr. Spreng began a large string orchestra program at Perrysburg, and increased the overall number of students and music groups in the school system. He was a member of the American School Band Director’s Association, National School Orchestra Association, along with other professional organizations. He spent his retirement years looking after other family members. He took a great deal of joy in hearing first-hand the old family stories from as early as 1907. Mr. Spreng’s hobbies of choice were world and family history. He is survived by his sisters, Jane Kinyoun of New York state, Nan (Larry) Bockelman of Idaho, and Linda Spreng of Toledo; nephews, Robert (Ann) Kinyoun Jr. of New York state, Jeffrey (Maggie) Kinyoun of Georgia, and Bret Bockelman of Nevada; niece, Amy Bockelman of Washington state; grand-nephews, Brian Kinyoun of Georgia, Clay Kinyoun and Jeffrey Kinyoun both of New York state; grand-niece, Emily Kinyoun of Georgia; aunts, Helen Dunbar, Alice Kille and Mildred Gressler; uncle, Arthur Graham and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother- in-law, Robert Kinyoun Sr., as well as aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Maison- Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, where funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, and/or a brief Mr. Spreng story sent to his home by friends or former students.
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WILLIAM BERRY

William “Bill” Henry Berry, 59, of Perrysburg, died Friday, February 27, 2009, at Fremont Memorial Hospital. He was born in Toledo, on December 14, 1949, to Claude and Catherine (Thornton) Berry. He was a 1967 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School, a United States Army veteran and he attended Bowling Green State University. He was employed as the vice president of service and installation of Inside Out Recreation (formerly known as Litehouse Pools & Spas). In his spare time, he enjoyed camping and fishing. He is survived by his children, Joshua, John and Jennifer Berry; mother, Catherine Berry; brothers, Timothy (Martha) Berry, Thomas Berry; sister, M. Claudia (David) Miran, and his former wife, Paula Berry. He was preceded in death by his father. The Rosary was recited on Tuesday, March 2, in the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Prayers will begin today, March 4, at 9:30 a.m., in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may do so to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for paralysis research and cure.
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JOHN FREYTAG
John A. Freytag, 90, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at his home. He was born January 6, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio, to Louis and Sarah (Schneider) Freytag. He served in the United States Army Band in San Francisco as assistant conductor. He married Della May Mason on July 11, 1943. Mr. Freytag was a music teacher for Capital University for six years and during that time played the trumpet for the Columbus Symphony. He then worked as director of music at Salem- Oak Harbor Schools for 15 years, leaving there in 1967. He went on to be lay pastor at Salem Lutheran Church in Toledo for three years, and from there he joined the music staff at Medina City Schools for 11 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Freytag is survived by his wife, Della; daughters, Martha Gluth and Melinda Gallant; grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Managhan, Amy Gluth (Kimbal Urrutia), Erica (William) Haase, Danielle (Rick) Rewiako and five greatgranddaughters. He was preceded in death by two brothers. A Memorial Service will be held March 8, at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. A meal will follow. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church Memorial Garden Fund, St Luke’s Hospital Foundation, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ROBERT MORGAN
Robert A. Morgan, 75, died Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born July 16, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to James and Mary (Hopkins) Morgan and served in the United States Army. He married Ruth Gartner in Toledo, on September 9, 1961. Mr. Morgan worked for Western Electric, now known as Lucent, as an installer for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, and in his spare time enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to music, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, David (Tonja) Morgan of Napoleon, Ohio; daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Ruppert of Massillon, Ohio; grandsons, Christian Morgan and Kevin and Jason Ruppert; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Zoar Lutheran Church or The American Heart Association.
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FELIA LeBOUTILLIER
Felia Ford LeBoutillier, known as “Fe” to her friends, died March 1, 2009, at her home. She was born to George Ross Ford and Grace Ford on April 11, 1920, in Toledo’s Old West End. She was the granddaughter of Edward Ford, founder of the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company, which became Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (LOF), later merging with Pilkington Glass. After moving to Perrysburg, Ms. LeBoutillier went to Perrysburg public school, graduated from Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. In 1940, she married Philip LeBoutillier Jr. at her family home in Perrysburg. Following his Naval career during World War II, they settled in Perrysburg to raise their family. Their 55 years of marriage were filled with travel and adventures, whether with business, family or friends. Through the Young President’s Organization and Chief Executive Forum, Mr. and Mrs. LeBoutillier traveled the world. Family vacations were spent skiing at Otsego in Gaylord, Michigan, fishing the Au Sable in summer, and enjoying their home in Hope Town, Abaco, in the Bahamas. Ms. LeBoutillier supported her community through her various roles in the Junior League of Toledo, Toledo Day Nursery, Children’s Theater Workshop, Toledo Rowing Foundation and Club, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Perrysburg Way Public Library, as a Cub Scouts den mother, and Every Child Counts, a school for Abaconian (Bahamas) children with special needs. She is survived by her sons, Philip (Kent) LeBoutillier of Hope Town, Bahamas, George (Stepper) LeBoutillier of Perrysburg; daughter, Ford LeBoutillier of Leland, Michigan; grandchildren, Philip LeBoutillier Jr., Jean-Baptiste (Nicole) LeBoutillier, Gretchen LeBoutillier, Stephen (Jennifer) LeBoutillier, Megan (Jeff) Learing, Winston Ford, Charley (Katherine) Ford, Grace (Doug) Aldridge, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil; brother, George Ross Ford Jr. and her sister, Grace Ford Orser. Services are pending. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Paul’s Peers at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee, Ohio.
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JAMES MacASKILL

James W. MacAskill, 80, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan, on May 15, 1928, to William and Ada (Robinson) MacAskill. He married Mary Brooks in Dearborn, Michigan, on November 8, 1958. Mr. MacAskill graduated from the Ford Trade School in Dearborn, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for 32 years as an accountant with the Sun Oil Co., retiring in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Linda (David) Goldsmith of Perrysburg; son, William MacAskill of Toledo; grandchildren, Michael Goldsmith, Emily Goldsmith, Sarah (Chris) Timm and Nathan Goldsmith; sisters, Margaret Blair of Dearborn, and Edith (John) Gaffney of Fort Meyers, Florida. Funeral services will be held today, March 4, at 1 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made directly to the family.
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ELVA NEWSOM

Elva M. Newsom, 92, of Perrysburg, died March 1, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born April 7, 1916, in Brackendale, British Columbia, Canada, to Daniel and Annie (Hill) Hurren. She graduated from Waite High School and on August 12, 1939, married Robert Lee Newsom in Toledo. Ms. Newsom provided childcare in her home form more than 30 years for hundreds of children from Perrysburg and the surrounding area, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Perrysburg First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years, was a member of United Methodist Women and the Elizabeth Circle. She is survived by her son, Robert (Sally Elliott) Newsom of Pompano Beach, Florida; daughter, Ruthann (Ken) Pilz of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Matthew and Morgan Pilz, Dawn Dunteman and Cory Macado, and two greatgreat grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on December 21, 1972. Friends will be received today, March 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will immediately follow, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg.
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WILLIAM PARCHER

William Charles Parcher, 66, of Perrysburg, died Friday, February 27, 2009, at Flower Hospital. He was born January 22, 1943, in Bucyrus, Ohio, to George and Carrie (Clugston) Parcher. He graduated from Mt. Zion High School and from Andrew Barber College in Columbus, where he later served as instructor. Mr. Parcher and his family transferred to Perrysburg when he began teaching at the Toledo Andrew Barber College location. He currently co-owned and worked at the Commodore Barber Shop in Perrysburg. He married Carol Schalk on May 14, 1994, in Stony Ridge, Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoyed flying radio controlled aircraft and was a member of the Perrysburg Electric River Flyers. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Merickel- Farley Trout Club, enjoyed golfing and was a longtime member at Tangle Wood Golf Club. He was a HAM Radio operator (KB8TO) and also enjoyed motorcycling, camping and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Charles (Stacey) Parcher of Perrysburg and Christopher Parcher of Toledo; stepsons, Kevin (Vicki) Gottfried of Bowling Green, Kraig (Monica) Gottfried of Pemberville; stepdaughter, Kelly (M. Brent) Meredith of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Ben and Will Parcher, Brent (Katie) and Eric Shammo, Korey Gottfried, Brooke, Austin and Kody Gottfried, Tyler Little, MacKenzie Liko, Zackary, Connor, Brendan and Cameron Meredith; great-granddaughter, Ella Shammo; brother, George (Broncile) Parcher of Palatka, Florida, and sister, Marilyn Cubbedge of Seymour, Tennessee. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Lindsay Meredith. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was 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.
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ANTHONY PUCCI

Anthony “Tony” Louis Pucci, 66, of Perrysburg, died Monday, February 23, 2009, in Houston, Texas. He was born February 1, 1943, in Westerly, Rhode Island, to Louis and Mary (Manfredi) Pucci. He married Judith Horsch on April 14, 1983. Mr. Pucci received both his bachelor of science in engineering degree and his master’s of business administration degree from Cambridge International University. For 10 years, he worked in quality control for Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant, and for six years had been working as a quality engineer for Siemens Energy in Houston, Texas. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed watching movies and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Jacob (fiancée Angela Hessling) Pucci, Megan Pucci, Danielle (Michael Boezi) Pucci and Tiffany Makara; grandchildren, Kayla and Devin Makara, and sisters, Christina Gencarelle and Frances Killeen. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, David Makara. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, February 28, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.
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BEVERLY OPPERMAN
Beverly Ruth Opperman, 75, of Perrysburg, died February 19, 2009. She was born in Toledo, to August and Anna (Piddock) Marquardt. She married Kenneth Opperman on September 14, 1953. She attended Westgate Chapel and enjoyed swimming with her friends and volunteering at local nursing homes. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Kenneth (Barbara) Opperman; daughter, Vickie (Greg) Halamay; grandchildren, Tyler and Zachary Opperman; brother, Robert (Rose) Marquardt, and sister, Lois (Paul) Bricker. Funeral services were held Monday, February 23, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Cherry Street Mission Ministries, 105 17th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.


HELEN ARTZ
Helen E. Artz, 93, died Friday, February 20, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1915, in Perrysburg, to Oscar and Luella (Schneider) Schramm. She married Edwin Artz on August 23, 1931, at Zoar Lutheran Church. She was a member of Zoar, where she taught Sunday school for years and was a member of the Naomi Circle. Ms. Artz is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Donald) Simmons, Nancy (E.R.) Bell, Sally (John) Spitler and Candyce (Robert) Sturtz; grandchildren, Monique (Par) Ricketts, Yvette Biggs, Gigi (Robert) Olszewski, Aimee (John) Hammer, Mignon (Greg) Adams, Ann (Carey) Cravens of California, Wesley Bell of Louisiana, Jay (Jane) Spitler, Sarah (Grant) Wilson; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson, and sister, Ruth Caldwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, on May 26, 1981. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Perrin Hartman. Visitation will be held today, February 25, at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow 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.
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DORIS AUGUSTINE

Doris Ruth Harman Augustine, 85, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to William and Jennie (Beaty) Harman. She married Joseph Augustine on June 26, 1943, at the First Methodist Church of Bellefontaine. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg for 57 years. She enjoyed her memberships in the League of Women Voters and in PEO, a philanthropic organization promoting educational opportunities for women since 1869. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1969, and earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo. She taught sixth grade at Gateway Middle School for 15 years and was chair of her department when she retired. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education and was a founding member of the local Education Symposium planning committee. Mrs. Augustine served two terms on the Way Public Library Board. She and her husband were active in the Perrysburg Arts Council, Historic Perrysburg, the Toledo Symphony, and the Toledo Museum of Art. They enjoyed playing Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Harrison in the Harrison Rally Days Parade. The Augustine’s regularly attended plays at Stratford, Ontario, from the early days of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Mrs. Augustine is survived by her sons: Nathaniel of Bowling Green, Jonathan of Perrysburg, and Joel of Hamilton, Ontario; daughter, Melissa (Michael) Cain of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Bennett Cain of Brooklyn, New York; Cara Cain of New York, New York; Emily Cain of Bowling Green, and Rom Augustine and Lyndsay Augustine-Leeman of Hamilton. A memorial service was held Monday, February 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, with the Rev. Jeanne Kumbalek officiating. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Way Public Library.
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MELVIN NITSCHKE

Melvin John Nitschke, 87, of Rossford, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at his home. He was born December 27, 1921, in Fremont, Ohio, to Anna (Kollat) and Bruno Nitschke. He was a 1939 graduate of Waite High School, and attended Davis Business College in downtown Toledo prior to going to work for Art Iron. He entered the Army near the end of World War II, serving part of that time in Germany post-war. He was honorably discharged from the Army Counter- I n t e l l i g e n c e - Corps. Returning to Art Iron, Mr. Nitschke worked his way up from the mailroom to become director of purchasing with responsibility for all purchasing in Art Iron’s five plants. He retired in 1986. He had a strong interest in boating, and built his first boat with his mother in their garage at an early age. Graduating from canoes and sailboats, he enjoyed several larger powerboat cruisers, the latest being sold in 2003. He was a 50- year member of the Toledo Power Squadron, at one point providing instruction in celestial navigation. Mr. Nitschke is survived by his special life companion, Betty Wegener; stepson, Gary ( Deborah) Yoos; grandchildren, Steve (Danielle) Yoos, Dennis Yoos, Roxanne Yoos and Jennifer Hayward; greatgrandchildren, Jordan Yoos, Hannah Yoos and Cadyn Cole; brother, Norman Nitschke; nephews, Steve (Cam) Nitschke, Dean (Rozanne) Nitschke, David Nitschke, Robert (Darlene) Nitschke; niece, Susan (Daniel) Ouellette, and 15 great-nieces and greatnephews. He was preceded in death by his special life companion, Norene Yoos, and granddaughter, Michelle Hayward. Funeral services were held February 12, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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DORIS MARCY
Doris Marcy, 94, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at Arbors of Waterville Nursing Home. She was born on August 23, 1914, in Rudolph, Ohio, to Ross and Emma (Chamberlain) Newsome. She married Chancie Baumgartner on March 7, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1945. She married Walter Marcy in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1964. She was employed by Libby Glass for 29 years, retiring in 1976. Ms. Marcy was a member of the Harvest Tabernacle Church of God for many years. She is survived by her children, Earl (Donna) Baumgartner of California, Ruby (Harold) Grigson and Pearl Brock of Perrysburg; 11 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren and 21 greatgreat- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17 at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Garrett Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment was in Willow Cemetery.




DYANN ERVIN

Dyann Margaret (Buschmann) Ervin, 83, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born in Toledo, on July 2, 1925, to Harry and Ruth (Crane) Buschmann, and was a 1943 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. On November 30, 1946, she married Lawrence “Battle” Ervin in Toledo. She was a former member of Grace United Brethren of Walbridge, the Order of the Eastern Star and was a volunteer with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Gary) Frye of Toledo; grandchildren, Stacy (Chad) Lehmann of Perrysburg and Kevin (Marissa) Frye of Pennsylvania; great-granddaughters, Lily and Alivia Lehmann and Kiersten Frye; sisters, Rosemary Rockefeller of New York and Minnieruth Wagner of Toledo; brother, Duane (Maude) Buschmann, and many nieces and nephews. Ms. Ervin was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, on January 22, 1985. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth and Crane Buschmann. Funeral services were held February 17, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg 43551.
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JARYD GILTS

Jaryd Wellstead Gilts, 19, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was born August 8, 1989, to Richard and Mary Beth (Wellstead) Gilts of Perrysburg, Ohio. Jaryd graduated from Perrysburg High School in 2008, and was attending the University of Cincinnati. Jaryd was a compassionate and sensitive son, brother, and friend. He was fun loving, witty and always made sure those who loved him were laughing and happy. Jaryd enjoyed art, music and being with his friends and family. He is survived by his parents; sisters, Tara Gilts of Athens, Ohio, and Rikki Gilts of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; grandparents, Walter Wellstead, Richard and Joyce Gilts; aunts and uncles, Timothy (Dianna Pearcy) Gilts, Christopher (Jamie) Gilts, Robin (Bruce) Malone, Karen Wellstead, Paula (Jim) Davis, Pam (Jay) Rogers, JR (Julie) Wellstead and RJ (Julie) Wellstead, and many dear cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucille Wellstead. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to The Jaryd Wellstead Gilts Scholarship Fund, c/o Huntington Bank.
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GREGORY HENDEL

Gregory Arthur Hendel, 61, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at his home. He was born June 4, 1947, in Bucyrus, Ohio, to William and Carol (Crow) Hendel, and was a 1965 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He earned his bachelor of science degree cum laude, in business administration in 1969, and in 1970, he received his master’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University, where he later received an outstanding alumnus award. He married Sharon “Sherry” Rector on June 14, 1969, and served from 1970 to 1972 as a 1st Lieutenant in U.S. Army Finance Corps. Mr. Hendel was a CPA and former managing partner with KPMG. He then was a CPA and financial planner with his partner, Lou Ann Zuchowski, at Hendel and Zuchowski, LLP. He also was accredited in business valuation, financial forensics, estate planning and personal finances. He served on numerous boards throughout his life and set up many foundations for organizations. A member of the Maumee Rotary Club since 1996, he currently was a board member of the foundation. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Perrysburg, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Perrysburg Rotary Club, where he was a charter member. Mr. Hendel was past director and past treasurer of Camp Courageous, Inc., Black Swamp Conservancy, and the Toledo Chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the Toledo Estate Planning Council where he currently was serving as director. He was on the board of directors of Blissfield Manufacturing Company, the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Mercy Health Partners– Northern Region. He served as vice chairman of the Ohio Jobs Credit Authority from 1993 to 2003, appointed by Governor Voinovich when the authority was created by the Ohio legislature in 1993 and re-appointed for a four-year term through January 1999. He was past chairman of the Bowling Green State University Foundation Board of Directors. He was active in Boy Scouts of America throughout his life: Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver Award, and continued to serve on the board of trustees of the Erie Shores Boy Scout Council to the time of his death, and formerly served as president and treasurer of the board. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church since childhood, serving as chairman of the foundation, a member and past president of Belmont Country Club, and former member of the Perrysburg Boat Club and The Toledo Club. During his leisure time, Mr. Hendel enjoyed bicycling, walking, collecting local art, reading, listening to music and spending time with his family at their cottage in The Irish Hills. Mr. Hendel is survived by his mother, Carol Hendel; sister, Barbara Hendel of Perrysburg; brother, Douglas Hendel; sister-inlaw, Ann Hendel of Alliance; niece, Emily Hendel (Matt Lang); nephew, Mark Hendel of Chicago; cousins, Sally (Bill) Mapes and Savannah and Jane (Jeff) Yahraus, and other cousins. He also is survived by his special friends, Bruce and Michelle Janiak and children, including god child, Coeli Janiak; Paul Croy, Lou Ann Zuchowski, Joseph and Ann Pilkington; Marv and Nancy Robon, and many others. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rebecca, and father, William. A Rotary Service was held Sunday, February 15, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum, officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scouting Heritage Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation, Maumee Rotary Foundation, Perrysburg Exchange Club and Zoar Lutheran Church.
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RICHARD HOFFMAN

Richard E. Hoffman, 62, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, February 5, 2009, in the Toledo Hospital. He was born in Toledo, on March 10, 1946, to Eugene and Edith (McKinnon) Hoffman. He married Suzanne Dahlmeyer on December 23, 1967, in Toledo. He was a 1964 graduate of Woodward High School and received his bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree of education from the University of Toledo. He also received a master’s of arts and science degree and a Ph.D, in English from Bowling Green State University. He taught English for one year at Northwood High School and then at Woodward High School for 34 years, retiring in 2003. He also taught at BGSU and was a director of a learning community entitled PCC (Partners in Context and Community). His interests included humanitarianism, landscape design, photography, theater, salt-water aquariums, liberal politics and the belief in public education. He was a member of the Perrysburg Exchange Club, the Perrysburg Democratic Club, the First Unitarian Church, and the Woodward High School Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Sue; daughter, Laurel (Jim) Clarke of Westlake, Ohio; son, Jay (Laura) Hoffman of Danville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Olivia Clarke, Landon Clarke and Kate Hoffman. He was preceded in death by both parents, and a brother, Dennis Hoffman. A Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, February 8, at the First Unitarian Church, Toledo. Burial services were private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Woodward High School Hall of Fame Scholarship, the Partners in Context and Community at BGSU or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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MARY BOYD

Mary Carr Boyd, 87, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 8, 2009, under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Aurora, Illinois, to Jesse and Margaret (Ingwersen) Carr. She grew up in Chicago and attended DePauw University and the University of Missouri, where she met her husband of 66 years, C. Robert Boyd. She followed her mother and several relatives as a member of the Alpha Phi women’s International Fraternity. After her marriage, Mrs. Boyd began an active alumnae role as advisor to the Bowling Green State University chapter. She was later district governor and on the national level, vice president of the organization’s executive board, chairman of the board of trustees, and finally international president for two terms. She also was chairman of the Alpha Phi Foundation, building chairman for the fraternity’s headquarters building in Evanston, Illinois, which is named for her, and for the building’s later enlargement, and chairman of the Alpha Phi International Foundation. While living in Iowa, she was county chairman of the Iowa Women’s Republican Party and headed the state committee to elect a friend for governor. In Perrysburg, she was a founder of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and a vestry woman, altar guild directress, chairman of building the church’s rectory, presiding judge at local elections and a Perrysburg municipal mediator. She served on the boards of Historic Perrysburg, Inc., Perrysburg Revitalization, Inc., the area American Cancer Society, and Planned Parenthood, and was past president of the Perrysburg Country Garden Club. She is survived by her husband, C. Robert; son, C. Robert Boyd Jr. and his children, Marcus, Eric, Adam and Leslie of Palos Verdes, California; son, William (Lorna) Boyd and their children, Keegan, Avery and Hayden of Santa Barbara, California; brother, John Carr of Pemberville and his daughters, Nancy (James) Taylor, Susan (Wes) Biddle, and Betsy (Michael) Johnson , and sister-in-Iaw, Mrs. Robert Wolpers and her children, Emily and John and his family of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. A memorial service with eucharist will be held tomorrow, February 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until the time of the service. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Alpha Phi Foundation, 1930 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, or to the St. Timothy Church Endowment Fund.
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MARY LOU FRITZ
Mary Lou Fritz, 79, of Findlay, died Monday, January 12, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born August 1, 1929, in Hardin County, Ohio, to Ora and Ruth Sperry Lybarger. She married Harold Fritz on December 23, 1951. A graduate of Buckland High School, she had been an administrative assistant for 32 years in the finance industry. Ms. Fritz is survived by her son, Kirk (Judy) Fritz of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Eric (Carol) Fritz of North Carolina, Jennifer (David) Williams of Elgin, Mark (Laura) Fritz of Grand Rapids, Ohio, Nicole (Jeff) Noe of Germany; four great-grandchildren; sister, Janet (Paul) Koenig of New Breman, Ohio, and brother, David Lybarger of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on September 25, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Dawn Fritz, and her brother, Roger Lybarger. There were no public services or visitation. Burial will be held in Buckland Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.




MARYANN ROSSI

Maryann F. (Gough) Rossi, 67, of Perrysburg, died January 27, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born February 18, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, to Clarence and Ruth (Burke) Gough, and was a 1959 graduate of East Detroit High School. She married Arthur Rossi on September 1, 1961, in Detroit. Mrs. Rossi was an accomplished artist and received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Toledo and her master’s degree in fine arts from Bowling Green State University. She was a former member of the Athena Society and currently has works on display at Divine Design in Perrysburg. She was the founding member and Queen Mother of the Perrysburg Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Ms. Rossi is survived by her husband, Arthur Rossi; sons, Scott Rossi of Seattle, Washington, and Brian (Jamie) Rossi of Toledo; two grandchildren, Alec and Mitchell Rossi; mother, Ruth Gough of Toledo; sister, Dolores (Ralph) Linley of Coldwater, Michigan, and several nieces, nephews, sisters- in-law and brother-inlaw. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Gough. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31, 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 Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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JULIE (POHLMAN) SCHULTZ

Julie Carol Pohlman Schultz, 43, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly January 26, 2009. A graduate of Notre Dame Academy, she earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Miami University of Ohio and worked as purchasing manager for Dynamic Dies Inc. She was an avid reader and enjoyed running in marathons. Her dedication to charity included working with foundations such as Make-A-Wish, the Kidney Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Locks of Love, as well as reading to children with Down Syndrome. She is survived by her husband, Dean Schultz; and daughters, Riley, Katie and Molly Pummill; parents, John and Lenore Pohlman of Perrysburg; mothers-inlaw and fathers-in-law, June and Norman Gressman of Rossford, and John and Amy Schultz of Waterville; siblings, J. Thomas (Kris) Pohlman of Delaware, Ohio, Caren (Jeff) Burroughs of York, South Carolina, Daniel Pohlman of Rossford, and Dana (Ted) Erbrecht of Greenville, South Carolina, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were recited Friday, January 30, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Make-AWish, the Kidney Foundation or Alliance for Paired Donations.
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HAROLD DISHONG

Harold “Heck” Sawyer Dishong, 89, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, February 1, 2009. He was born on March 12, 1919, in Deshler, Ohio, to Jacob and Marie (Sawyer) Dishong. After serving his country in the European Theater and at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford for 27 years. On February 22, 1942, he married Edna Miller. Mr. Dishong raised on a farm was an avid gardener. He restored Willys Jeepsters for a hobby and received numerous awards during his membership in Vintage Auto clubs of the area. He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Edna; son, Daniel; daughters, Lynne (Gary) Mack, Kristine Dishong, Andrea Cline; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela; sister, Madelyn Winkleman, and brother, Donald Dishong. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
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KAREN WELLS

Karen Louise Wells, 52, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, January 24, 2009. She was born on March 18, 1956, to Edward and Henrietta (Vavrik) Kleinfelter in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She was a 1974 graduate of Perrysburg High School. She married Michael Wells on February 14, 1981. Mrs. Wells was a retail clerk with Seaway FoodTown for 28 years. She was an avid Cleveland Indians and Ohio State fan. A member of Perrysburg Alliance Church she enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and photographing, especially her children. She is survived by her husband, Michael; sons, Kevin, Kyle and Kurt Wells; siblings, Edith (Rodney) Proshek, Joyce (Fritz) Goeckerman, Patricia Bunde, Edwin Kleinfelter, Thomas (Lorinda) Kleinfelter, Daniel (Kelly) Kleinfelter, Paula Kleinfelter, Ronald (Amy) Kleinfelter, Heidi (Andrew) Beier and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her nephew, Brian Hill. Funeral services will be held today, January 28, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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WILLIAM TINNEY SR.
William C. Tinney Sr., 90, a long time resident of Perrysburg Township and formerly of Maumee, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born on June 23, 1918, to Charles and Mable Tinney in Lime City, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the former owner of The Lime City Market, which was located at the corner of State Route 20 and Lime City Road. Mr. Tinney retired as a glassworker from Libbey- Owens-Ford. He is survived by his daughters, JoAnn (Zane) Cordell and Vicki Keller; sons, William (Cathy) Tinney Jr., Thomas Tinney and Michael (Margaret) Tinney; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. A memorial dinner was held January 25, at the Rossford Eagles. Arrangements were made by Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northwest. Ohio.
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VELMA “BILL” LUTZ SMITH HOAG

Velma “Bill” Lutz Smith Hoag, 94, formerly of Fremont, died Sunday, January 18, 2009, at The Manor of Perrysburg. She was born November 3, 1914, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to Frederick and Martha (Wolfe) Lutz. She was a 1932 graduate of Port Clinton High School, where she was an avid athlete, and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In June 1942, she married Howard Smith, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was employed by the Selective Service Board in Fremont, and retired from federal service in 1973. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Fremont Book Club, and was very active in junior tennis at Roger Young Park. She later married Stephen Hoag of Chicago. They had a great interest in travel and spent many winters at retreats in the southern states, where she was involved in swimming, dancing, painting and tennis. She was preceded in death by her second husband in 2003. Ms. Hoag is survived by her daughters, Sandra Smith Campbell and Deborah Smith, both of Perrysburg; granddaughter, Sacha (Patrick) Crowley; greatgrandchildren, Kiera and Sean, all of Lansing, Michigan, and nephews, Jeffery Dykeman of Arizona and Gary and Greg Kreutzer of Tennessee. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Fredna (Charles) Kreutzer and Jeannette (Bob) Dykeman, and two brothers-in-law. Arrangements were made by the Herman-Kinn- Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. There will be no formal visitation. A celebration of her life will be open to family and friends on February 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Hawkesbridge Club House, 1 Kingsview Drive, Perrysburg. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; the American Lung Association, or Anatomical Donation Program at the University of Toledo.
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FRANK SZYCHOWSKI

Frank J. Szychowski, 81 of Rossford, died Saturday, January 24, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, to Simon and Petronela (Warchol) Szychowski. He was a graduate of Rossford High School and was an Army veteran, serving during World War II. Mr. Szychowski worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, where he retired after 41 years of service. He was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church, where he enjoyed making pierogi for the annual festival. He also enjoyed golfing and playing pinochle. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Myerholtz of Perrysburg; son-in-law, Charles Bucko; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Allison) Bucko; Holly Myerholtz, Clint Myerholtz, Sarah Bucko; Ashley (Mike) Thomas and Marcy Myerholtz; great-grandchildren, Colin, Brenden, Joselynn and Kylynn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne, in 1993; daughter, Phyllis Bucko; son in-law, William Myerholtz; brothers, John and Edward Szychowski, and sisters, Stella Szul and Josephine Reed. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 27, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. Interment was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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PATRICIA SPELLIS

Patricia Ann (Appleby) Spellis, 74, of Perrysburg and formerly of Holland, Ohio, died January 11, 2009. She was born in Toledo on December 8, 1934, to James and Ruth (Lower) Appleby. She graduated from Woodward/Whitney High School, where she received her cosmetology degree. After raising her four daughters, she went to work for St. John’s Jesuit High School, where she was a dietary assistant to the priests and teachers. She was an auxiliary member of the Holland American Legion Post 646 for more than 30 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. Ms. Spellis is survived by her daughters, Ruth Major, Reneé (Ralph) Hahn, Rhonda Agard and Robyn (Kirk) Aldrich; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James (Mary Ellen) Appleby; sisters, Shirley (Don) Miles, Mary (Ed) Cieslikowski, Rita (Ron) Darrow, and Corrine (Kenny) Burress; special friend, Dee Logan and special uncle, Horace Appleby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Spellis, and grandson, Aric Major. Visitation and services by Holland American Legion Post 646 were held January 14, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Funeral services were held January 15, at the funeral home. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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CHARLES SMITH SR.
Charles F. Smith Sr., 59, of Perrysburg and formerly of Toledo, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born in Toledo, on January 16, 1949, to Charles and Helen (Cordle) Smith. He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Smith married Carol Borsos on August 10, 1981, in Toledo. He was employed with Tarta as a bus operator and also had been an auctioneer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 553 and in his spare time, enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and going to flea markets. He is survived by his children, Charles (Teresa) Smith Jr., Robin (Dale) Reeves, Greg (Rachel) Smith and Amigdahlia Borsos; nine grandchildren; sisters, Doris Aliemenious, Linda (Ron) Henry, Gloria (Larry) Gillhouse and Mary (Greg) Napier, and brothers, Malvin (Diane), Calvin (Ana), Gerald (Lynn) and Eli Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Carol Smith. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the American Cancer Society, 135 Chesterfield Lane, Suite 100, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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EILEEN SAUTTER

Eileen Grace (Freimark) Sautter, 85, of Perrysburg died Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Born in Toledo, on July 29, 1923, to Lester and Hazel (Witty) Freimark, she was 1940 graduate of Genoa High School. She married Hugh Sautter on January 21, 1948. Mrs. Sauter was a bookkeeper with the Toledo Trust Co. and a member of Zoar Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Hugh; daughter, Diane (David) Adkins of Martinsville, Virginia; son, Terry (Kelly) Sautter of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; grandchildren, Kristin (Sandy) Whitesides, Katie Adkins, Andrew, Brian and Michael Sautter; greatgrandson, Isaac Whitesides; brothers, Lyle (Marilyn) Freimark of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Kermit Freimark of Perrysburg, and sister, Maxine Dunn of Genoa. Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg. 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 Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 North Main Street, Williston, Ohio 43468 or Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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FREDERICK “FRITZ” RUDOLPH SR.

Frederick “Fritz” Rudolph Sr., 79, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, in his winter home in Key Colony Beach in the Florida Keys. Mr. Rudolph, one of seven children born to John and Verna Rudolph, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in business. He married Marilyn Louise Early from Lima, Ohio, in 1954. In 1955, Mr. Rudolph, his brother Phil, and cousin Allan Libbe, founded Rudolph/Libbe Inc., a nationally ranked, Toledo based construction firm. The company has constructed a number of Toledo area landmarks, including the Ritter Planetarium and Parks Tower at the University of Toledo, the Franciscan Life Center at Lourdes College, the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, the expansion at The Toledo Lucas County Public Library, The Town Center at Levis Commons, the Daimler Chrysler Supplier Park, the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Hospital Renaissance expansion and the Penta Career Center. In 1983, Mr. Rudolph and his co-founders acquired GEM Inc., a local electrical and mechanical contracting firm, and in 1986 started a real estate development company, Rudolph/Libbe Properties. He saw the company win seven Build Ohio awards from the Associated General Contractors of Ohio, and this year celebrate a safety milestone of two million hours worked without a lost-time incident. Mr. Rudolph was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio. He was a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Ohio and the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio. He was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization. In 1989, he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He was recognized for contributions and leadership to the construction industry by the Construction Contractors Council in 1998. After retirement, he frequently visited job sites and the office to discuss the progress of a favorite building project. His favorite hobby was spending time with his family, especially celebrating “Turkey Tuesday” (turkey dinners from Belmont) with his grandchildren at his home in Perrysburg. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Gail (Bob) Zimmerman; and sons Bill (Laura); Fritz Jr. (Pam) and John; 12 grandchildren; brothers, John (Mary), Phil (Iris), and Kermit (Nancy), and sisters, Kathleen (Ron) Holzman, Helen (Chuck) Kurfess, and Mary Oberdick. Visitation was held January 15 and 16, at the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, Ohio. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge. Tributes may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Activity Center Fund, the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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CAZAMIA “KATE” SCHMIDT
Cazamia “Kate” Schmidt, 88, of Palm Harbor, Florida, and formerly of Eagle Point Road in Rossford, died January 3, 2009. She was born on April 21, 1920, to Felix and Mary (Smietana) Mazur, and graduated from Rossford High School in 1938. As a young woman, she worked for the Libbey- Owens-Ford company during World War II. Known as Rossford’s original “Rosie the Riveter,” she helped make the first gun turret shield for U.S. armed forces overseas, and was there to finish the last one for the war effort. After that, she worked for the Kroger company, retiring after 29 years at their Colony location. She married Henry “Hank” Schmidt on August 2, 1941. She and her husband travelled all over the United States. They were actively involved with the Rossford Aerie Eagles organization, and often travelled to their state and national conventions. Mrs. Schmidt enjoyed playing slot machines at various casinos. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt retired to the Lake Tarpon Villages in 1977, and later moved to the Orange Tree Villas, also in Palm Harbor. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Henry, in 1985. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Zaracki, Stella Bicanovsky, Genevieve Wieczorek and Florence Strzelecki; brothers, Joe, Ed, Irv and Don Mazur. She is survived by her sister- in-law, Angela Mazur, and many nieces and nephews, including niece, Kathi (Warren) Mahaffey and their sons, Jason and Ryan, who spent most of the last 30 Christmas holidays with her in Florida. There will be no services. Interment was in Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33760.


JAMES BURR
James R. Burr, 61, of Graytown, died Thursday January 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 15, 1947, in Fremont, Ohio, to Irvin and Nettie (Custer) Burr. In 2007, he retired from security at Davis Bessie Nuclear Power Plant in Oak Harbor, after 29 years of service. Jim was an Ohio State fan and enjoyed spending time at home with his family. He is survived by his sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burr of Bryan, and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Burr of Perrysburg; six grandchildren; sisters, Bessie “Becky” Hillard of Elmore, Shirley (Justice) Riley of Lynn, Missouri, Billie (Joe) Madison of Bettsville; brother, Wayne (Donna) Burr of Williston, and former wife, Christine Burr of Oak Harbor. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Burr; sister, Velma Heishman, and infant sister, Esther. Visitation was held Sunday, January 4, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. Private family services will take place at a later date, with interment in Limestone Cemetery, Graytown. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ottawa County Humane Society.
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ANGEL ROHM
Angel Rohm, infant child of Sarah Henry and Brian Rohm, died Friday, January 2, 2009. Angel is survived by his parents; brothers, Matthew and Logan; grandparents, Sharon and Jim Gross of Perrysburg, Edward Henry of Toledo, Michael Rohm of Oregon, Ohio, and Katherine Smith of Michigan; great-grandparents, Donna and Carl Teipel of Sylvania, and Sharon Henry of Toledo, and many aunts and uncles. There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be held at Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. In lieu of memorial contributions, the family encourages friends to share a hug with those they love: their children and grandchildren.


VERA WOHLERS
Vera E. Wohlers, 89, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at her home. She was born in Rochester, New York, to Alfred and Ellen (Johnson) Carlson. She married Rodney Wohlers on September 5, 1941. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, where she was active in various groups and served as past president of the United Methodist Women. She also was past president of the Perrysburg Garden Club and for more than 25 years, served on the Wood County Republican Central and Executive committees and the Wood County Hospital Guild. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Julie Ann) Wohlers of Norwalk, Ohio; daughter, Gayle (James) Robinson of Toledo; nine grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren; sister, Elsie Boyd of Lansing, Michigan, and daughter-in-law, Minda Wohlers of Detroit, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney, on January 7, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her son, Barry Wohlers, and two brothers, Harold and Roy Carlson. Friends will be received Thursday, January 8, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street Perrysburg, and Friday, January 9, after 10 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, where services will be at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg.
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Previously listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituraries
2009
(alphabetical order)

JOYCE AMBLE

HELEN ARTZ

DORIS AUGUSTINE

STEWARD BALL

ELIZABETH BAUER

LOUIS BAUER SR.

HERALD “BUDDY" BELL

JANICE BENSHOFF

WILLIAM BERRY

ANNABELLE BILEK

OTILLIA “TILLIE” BILKA

MARY BOYD

HELEN BUDD

PATRICIA BUNNER

JAMES BURR

CHRISTOPHER BUTLER SR.

ELIZABETH CLEMENT

SANDRA CONLEY

WILLIAM CORBIN

FLORENCE CORNELIUS

IRENE DAUER

MICHAEL DEAN

HAROLD DISHONG

FRANCES “JOAN” DOLLAR

JAMES DORFNER

CHARLENE ELIAS

LUCILLE EMCH

GEORGE EMERSON

DYANN ERVIN

RACHEL FALCONER

CHARLES FERGUSON

FRANK FERGUSON

LUCILLE FERGUSON

JOHN FREYTAG

MARY LOU FRITZ

RALPH GATTSHALL

ELIZABETH “BETTY MACK” GENCO

AUDREY PINKERTON GENTIEU

THOMAS GERACIOTI, M.D.

DAWN GHESQUIRE

IRENE GIAIMO

DOROTHY GILLEY

JARYD GILTS

LAURINA GIRARD

GLEN GOGEL

VICTOR GRINER

MARGUERITE (JACQUET) GROVE

LYNNE HALL

WILMA HARTMAN

MOLLIE HEIDELBERG

GREGORY HENDEL

ALEETA HENDRIAN

GERALD HESS

HAROLD HOELTER

MILDRED HOFF

GEORGE HOFMANN III

C. BUCKLEY HOLTON

MICHAEL HORTON

ALLEN HENDERSON

VELMA “BILL” LUTZ
SMITH HOAG

RICHARD HOFFMAN

MARVEL HOLLERBACH

PAUL HUDSON

NANCY GARNER HUMMER

CLYDE INCLEDON

GERALD JACOBY

CLEMENT “MIKE” JAHN

ROBERT JENDER

LUCILLE KACZOR

ELEANOR KAISER

MICHEL KAZAN

BECKY KELLER

AMY KEVERN

LEE KLAG

FLORENCE KNIGHT

ANGELA KOBYLAK

RONALD KOKE

PHILLIP KOPP

RONALD KROL

BARBARA LaCHANCE

RUTH LANDWEHR

LYDIA LANGLEY

DALE LARSON

JOHN LeBLANC

FELIA LeBOUTILLIER

JEANETTE LEBOWSKY

MARCELLA “SALLY” LECK

ROSE LEMLE

HELEN LISIAKOWSKI

OSCAR LOFGREN

AMY LYNN

JAMES MacASKILL

FRANK MACCARIELLA

FAYE MacLENNAN

GEORGE MacNICHOL III

JOSEPH MACHALA

DOROTHY MACHOWSKY

LINDA MAGSIG-McINTYRE

DORIS MARCY

MARLENA McCARTHY

DANIEL McCARTY

RALPH “BUTCH” MERICLE, JR.

DAVID MERICLE

PATRICIA MEWHORTER

ROSETTA MIELE

MADELINE MONTO

ROBERT MORGAN

ADELAIDE MORSE

JOSEPH MURPHY

EDWIN MUTCHLER

JOSEPHINE MUTCHLER

MILDRED NAHM

MARILYN NAVEAUX

ETHEL NESTAK

ELVA NEWSOM

MELVIN NITSCHKE

BEVERLY OPPERMAN

CAROLINE ORSER

WILLIAM PARCHER

LIANE PAULY

THOMAS PEEPLES

DONALD PERRY, JR.

JAMES PERRY

CHRISTINE PETERSON

TERRY PHILLIPPS

GERTRUDE “GERTIE” PIORKOWSKI

ANTHONY PUCCI

JOHN PUSTAY

ILA REIGHARD

NORMA REITZEL

ERICH ROECK

ANGEL ROHM

MARYANN ROSSI

FREDERICK “FRITZ”
RUDOLPH SR.

IRIS RUDOLPH

RUSSELL RUFFNER

LEWIS RUPLE

LEONA SANKIEWICZ

EILEEN SAUTTER

MARJORIE SCALIA

WALDO SCHAUWEKER

CAZAMIA “KATE” SCHMIDT

WILMA SCHNEIDER

JAMES SCHRAMM

JULIE (POHLMAN) SCHULTZ

ROBERT SCHWANKE

ANNE SHARP

JESSIE SICKLES

RALPH SIMMONS

MARY ANN SKOTYNSKY

CHARLES SMITH SR.

STELLA SMITH

SUSAN SMITH

JOAN SOUTHWARD

PATRICIA SPELLIS

CAROL SPOERL

JAY SPRENG

HELEN SPRINGER

JOHN “JACK” SPRINGER

KAREN SWARTZ

WILLIAM SZABO

FRANK SZYCHOWSKI

DALE THOMPSON

DONALD THOMPSON

RALPH THOMPSON

WILLIAM TINNEY SR.

GLEN TORRENCE

JOSEPH TYMIAK

FOREST UTHOFF

ROBERT UTTER SR.

EMMA VITTY

JEANNETTE VANDERVLUCHT

SUSAN WARING

VALERIA “VIOLET” WELKER

KAREN WELLS

EDMUND WHEELDEN

VIRGINIA WIEGAND

HARRY WILCOX

LUCILLE WILLIAMS

FLORENCE “GINNY” WINDOM

JEAN WITT

VERA WOHLERS

JACK WOLFE

PEGGY ZELLNER