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Haley Schauer
Word was received of the stillborn death of Haley Nicole Schauer, Defiance, at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday in Defiance Hospital.
She was the daughter of Steven and Cheryl (Lambert) Schauer, Defiance. Also surviving are her grandparents, Richard and Rita Lambert of Grover Hill and Joseph and Barbara Schauer, Maumee; and a great-grandfather, Erwin Eaken, Payne.
Private services will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery, Paulding County, with Rev. Kevin Compston officiating. There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorials are to the family.  - Published 8/15/2000

Mildred Carman
Mildred I. Carman, 92, Defiance, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday in Leisure Oaks Convalescent Center. 
She was born May 23, 1908, in Defiance, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Schackow) Kroeckel. She married Robert Carman, who died in 1960. She was a nurses' aide during World War II and worked at Capitol Federal Savings and Loan, Lansing, Mich., until her retirement. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Defiance County Senior Center.
Surviving is a niece.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Rev. Clarence Kroeckel; and two sisters, Helen Blue and Justine Meyer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church with Rev. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home. 
Preferred memorials are to Defiance County Senior Center.  - Published 8/15/2000

Lois Cameron
EVANSPORT - Lois I. Cameron, 86, Evansport, died Monday morning at Harborside Healthcare, Defiance, after an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1913, in Defiance County, the daughter of Emmett and Esther (Waggoner) Cameron. She was a medical secretary in Defiance and Bryan and she and her family owned and operated Cameron Grocery Store, Evansport. She was also a member of Evansport United Methodist Church and the its WSCS. 
Among survivors is a niece, Mrs. Roger (Jennie) Vogelsong, Defiance. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church with Rev. Melvin Peter officiating. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. 
Preferred memorials are to the church or Hospice the Caring Way of Defiance.  - Published 8/15/2000

La Jane Benien
ARCHBOLD - La Jane B. Benien, 84, Archbold, died Sunday evening at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold.
She was born April 10, 1916, in Archbold, the daughter of Olley and Hulda (Vonier) Lauber. In 1941, she married Arthur Benien, who survives. She was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Archbold. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Bette) Brumbaugh, Bryan; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Josephine) Short, Archbold. 
Preceding her in death was a brother, Olley Lauber.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church with Rev. Thomas Lyberg officiating. Burial will be in Archbold Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today at Short Funeral Home, Archbold.  - Published 8/15/2000

Robert Snyder
BRYAN - Robert Greeley Snyder, 77, Bryan, died Monday morning in Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan, after an extended illness. 
He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Bryan, the son of Horace and Ester (Flightner) Snyder. He married Mary Funk, who died in 1968. In 1975, he married Helen Kerr, who survives. He was a U.S. Army administrator for 30 years, a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from active duty in 1968. He was a vice president of operations and commercial loans divisions of Pioneer Bank and Trust Co., St. Louis, Mo., for eight years. He was also a member of First Brethren Church in Bryan, American Legion Post 284 and Bryan Moose lodge and a Williams County Sheriff's Office associate deputy. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Marjorie) Sykes, Bryan; a brother, Charles, St. Louis; and a grandchild and a great-grandchild. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Brown Cemetery, Bryan, with Elder Jack Oxenrider officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 284. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rice Funeral Home, Bryan. 
Preferred memorials are to Hillside Country Living, Bryan.  - Published 8/15/2000

E. Blanche Orwig
McCLURE - E. Blanche Orwig, 95, McClure, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in Toledo Hospital.
She was born Aug. 31, 1904, in Delphi, Ind., the daughter of Bert and Clara (Swatts) Booth. She married Alvil Zimmerman, who preceded her in death. In 1936, she then married Alden Orwig, who died in 1973. She was a home care provider for 11 years at Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, Napoleon. She was also the last living member of the 04 Club, McClure, a member of McClure United Methodist Church and a Sunday school teacher.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Delores) Kane, McClure; and three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Merl, Ralph and Wilbur Booth; a sister, Lillian Armstrong; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rodenberger Funeral Home, McClure, with Rev. Thomas Moyer officiating. Burial will be in Hockman Cemetery, McClure. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Lutheran Home.  - Published 8/15/2000

Flavio Perales Sr.
DESHLER - Flavio Perales Sr., 95, Deshler, died Monday at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. Arrangements are pending at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler.    - Published 8/15/2000

Wilma King
Wilma G. King, 89, Defiance, died at 1:27 a.m. today in Leisure Oaks Convalescent Center.
She was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Putnam County, Ind., the daughter of Mack and Ivie (Raab) Rissler. In 1931, she married Roy King, who died in 1990. A homemaker, she was a life member of First Baptist Church and a member of Homebuilders Mezba Sunday school class. 
Surviving are a son, Gale, Defiance; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Lavonna) Kruse and Mrs. Leslie (Phyllis) Sanders, both of Defiance; and nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Wanda Wichmann; a brother, Robert Rissler; three sisters, Merle Miller, Crystal Sieglin and Fern Lovall; and two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Moffat officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to Hospice the Caring Way of Defiance County or a charity of the donor's choice.   - Published 10/17/2000

Harley Jones 
CONTINENTAL - Harley D. Jones Jr., 70, Continental, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in a one-car accident on Ohio 613 near Leipsic. 
He was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Putnam County's Greensburg Township, the son of Harley and Catherine (Craine) Jones Sr. In 1961, he married Eileen Amspaugh, who died in 1995. He retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa, after 41 years, and worked at Pamida Store in Ottawa and Jerry Knappe Electrical, Continental. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a life member of Continental American Legion Post 541, and a member of New Bavaria VFW Post 8847, Ohio Polka Boosters and Quarter Century Club. He was also treasurer of Putnam County Council of American Legion.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Michelle) Snyder, Holland, and Shawn, Lima; a sister, Eileen Pribe, Dover, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was a sister, Ida Pfau.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, with Rev. Bill Bellman officiating. Burial will be in St. Isidore Cemetery, Cuba, with military rites accorded by Continental American Legion Post 541 and New Bavaria VFW Post 8847. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.  - Published 10/17/2000

Hulda Turner
CONTINENTAL - Hulda Turner, 82, Continental, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa. Arrangements are pending at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental.  - Published 10/17/2000

Wava Yarnell
CONTINENTAL - Wava C. Yarnell, 88, Continental, died at 8 a.m. Monday in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Miller City, the daughter of Gideon and Clara (Rigg) Brecht. In 1947, she married Clarence Yarnell, who died in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of Emanuel's United Church of Christ in New Bavaria and its Women's Guild. 
Surviving are a son, Wayne, Continental; a brother, Everett Brecht, Leipsic; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Also preceding her in death were a sister, Leotta Yetter; and four brothers Virgil, Ray, Fay and Russell Brecht.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the church with Rev. Martha Crookham officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. 
Preferred memorials are to the church.  - Published 10/17/2000

Coleen Kleman
LEIPSIC - Coleen (Connie) Kleman, 46, Leipsic, died at 7:04 a.m. Monday in St. Rita's Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Ottawa.
She was born April 24, 1954, in Defiance, the daughter of Lester and Pauline (Soper) Shisler. In 1978, she married James Kleman, who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of Putnam County Historical Society.
Also surviving are a daughter, Rachel, Leipsic; and two brothers, Robert Shisler of Dayton and Phillip Shisler, Oakwood.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, Carolyn Roberts.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Rev. Tim Tracy officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Miller City. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. 
Preferred memorials are to the family.  - Published 10/17/2000

Evelyn Rupp
WEST UNITY - Evelyn Rupp, 85, West Unity, died Monday morning in Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon.
She was born July 17, 1915, in Fulton County's Franklin Township, the daughter of Harvey and Addie (Buehrer) Beaverson. In 1946, she married Vernon Rupp, who died in 1990. She attended Reformed Mennonite Lauber Hill Church, Fulton County.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin of Belleville, Wis., and Duane and Craig, both of West Unity; a brother, Rollin Beaverson, West Unity; a sister, Mrs. James (Nancy) Sallows, Fayette; and three grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were eight brothers, Earl, Lowell, Estel, Carl, Walter, Sam, Willard and Kenneth Beaverson.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church with Rev. Oakley Myers officiating. Burial will be in Lauber Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 7 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in Hollingshead Funeral Home, West Unity.
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 10/17/2000

Rebecca Rubel
BRYAN - Rebecca Rubel, 86, Bryan, died Monday morning in Harborside Healthcare, Bryan.
She was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Pulaski, the daughter Fred and Cora (Cooley) Rubel. She worked in the dietary department at Hillside County Living for 20 years.
Surviving are two half brothers, Wayne and Blaine Nicholls, both of Bryan; and a sister, Bessie May, Bryan.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Ralph; and a stepbrother, Russell Nicholls.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rice Funeral Home, Bryan, with Rev. Grant Nicholls officiating. Burial will be in Shiffler Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Wednesday.
Preferred memorials are to Ohio Parkinson Foundation.  - Published 10/17/2000

Mazie Schrimshaw
PAYNE - Mazie E. Schrimshaw, 89, Payne, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Dallas Lamb Foundation Home, Payne.
She was born Aug. 16, 1911, in Paulding, the daughter of Dale and Maud (Oglesbee) Stilwell. She married Joseph Schrimshaw, who died in 1998. She was a member of Paulding United Methodist Church and Hesperian Chapter 281 Order of the Eastern Star, Payne. 
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Slade Funeral Home, Payne, with Rev. Roger Reece officiating. Burial will be in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today with an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 10/17/2000

Charles Brink
Services for Charles (Chad) H. Brink were held Monday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Deb Berry officiating. Music was provided by Mary Brinkman and Rick Berry. Burial was in Ayersville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen, John, James and Michael Brink, Joe Fernandez, David Grossheim, Jaime Hinojosa and Marc Young. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Koenig and Wayne Moore.  - Published 10/17/2000

Hulda Turner
CONTINENTAL - Hulda Margaret Turner, 82, Continental, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa. 
She was born March 19, 1918, in Hamler, the daughter of Harvey and Mary (Pfahler) Turner. She worked at Heigel Elevator, Continental, for 32 years, and was treasurer at Continental High School until retirement. She was a member of Kieferville United Methodist Church. 
Preceding her in death were two sisters, Hazel and Mary; and four brothers, John, Wesley, Harold and Arthur.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, with Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Thursday. 
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 10/19/2000

William Brewer Sr.
SANDUSKY - William E. Brewer Sr., 75, Sandusky, died Oct. 12 in Providence Hospital, Sandusky.
He was born Oct. 10, 1925, the son of William and Mae (Miller) Brewer. He married Ritka Feininger, who preceded him in death. He worked at ITT Higbee Fulton Division, was a life member of VFW Post 7424 and DAV Post 78 and a member of Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post 265. 
Surviving are three sons, Jason Hough and William Jr. and Robert Brewer; four sisters, Mrs. Woodrow (Chiquetta) Smith, Dorothy Ellinwood, Mrs. Greg (Norma) Shipley and Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Hopton; and three grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were two sons, Wolfgang and Karl; a brother, J.C.; and a grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, with Rev. Vic Cales officiating. There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorials are to Whitetop Cemetery, Whitetop, Va.  - Published 10/19/2000

Anna Wonderly 
SHERWOOD - Anna Wonderly, 81, Sherwood, died Tuesday afternoon in Community Hospital Williams County-Bryan. Arrangements are pending at Rice Funeral Home, Sherwood.  - Published 10/19/2000

Leonard Hancock
NEY - Leonard E. Hancock, 76, Ney, died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday in Defiance Hospital. 
He was born March 28, 1924, in Defiance County, the son of John and Ethel (Koch) Hancock. In 1968, he married Linda Myers, who survives. He worked in maintenance for 23 years at Paul B. Elders Pharmaceutical, Bryan, retiring in 1989. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Graham-Hancock-Love AMVETS Post 191, Moose Lodge 2094 and Marysdale Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a life member of Defiance County Fish and Game.
Also surviving are two sons, Tom of Evansport and Harold, Defiance; two daughters, Joyce Sundberg of Minneapolis and Catherine Leese, Ney; two sisters, Donna Belle Brenner and Mrs. Eugene (Janice) Smith, both of Defiance; and eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 
Preceding him in death were a son, Edward; and a grandchild. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites accorded by VFW Post 3360. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. 
Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.   - Published 10/19/2000

Darl Porter
Darl W. Porter, 74, Defiance, died Thursday in his home.
He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Defiance, the son of Glen and Mabel (Houck) Porter. He was a retired electrician from Toledo Edison and a U.S. Army veteran. He had also been a member of Union Local 245, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Moose Lodge 2094 and Eagles Aerie 372. 
Surviving are three sons, Randall of Oakwood, and Wayne and Martin, both of Defiance; a daughter, Patricia Anderson, Defiance; two sisters, Helen Shawver and Dolores Retcher, both of Defiance; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Preceding him in death were a son, Gary; and two brothers, Eugene and Gerald.
Private services will be held Saturday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Rufenacht officiating. Burial will be in Ayersville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.   - Published 11/17/2000

Alva Conley
HICKSVILLE - Alva Lee Roy Conley, 67, Hicksville, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday in his home. 
He was born May 7, 1933, in Hicksville, the son of Merton and Marion (Weddle) Strain. In 1954, he married Bonnie Luderman, who died in 1987. He trained and raced horses and was a truck driver, retiring from International Harvester, Fort Wayne, in 1979. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a Hicksville Township trustee and a member of Hicksville Horseman Association, St. John Lutheran Church, Masonic lodge, Eagles Aerie 2556 and American Legion Post 223, all of Hicksville. 
Surviving are stepparents, Alvin and Emma Conley, Hicksville; two sons, Barry of Bowling Green and Bob, Toledo; a sister, Mary Rohrs, Hicksville; his fiancé, Mary Manning, Toledo; and three grandchildren. 
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Jerry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with Rev. Penti Maki officiating. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery, Hicksville, with military rites accorded by Hicksville's VFW and American Legion posts. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday.  - Published 11/17/2000

Nelson McClain 
PAYNE - Nelson (Slim) H. McClain, 71, Payne, died at 10:21 p.m. Wednesday in Paulding County Hospital, Paulding. 
He was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Paulding. In 1948, he married Nadina Burk, who survives. He was a heavy equipment operator, retiring from Webb Brothers Construction, Defiance. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 297, Payne.
Also surviving are a son, Michael, Defiance; a brother, Clifford, Swanton; and three grandchildren. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Slade Funeral Home, Payne, with Rev. Max Begley officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Payne, with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 297. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to Payne EMS.  - Published 11/17/2000

Donard Hursh
WAUSEON - Word was received of the Nov. 10 death of Donard (Dusty) E. Hursh, 55, Wauseon, in his home after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1945, in Angola, Ind., the son of Donald and Betty Hursh. He was a chef for Richard's, Auburn, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Defiance.
Surviving are two stepsons, Thomas Wiler of Defiance and Andrew Wiler, Montpelier; two stepdaughters, Amy Deetz of Montpelier and Holly Wiler, New Mexico; two brothers, Thomas and Robert, Coldwater, Mich.; and two sisters, Rose Boyle of Angola and Sharon, Wisconsin.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon. There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 11/17/2000

George Kress
WAUSEON - George L. Kress, 84, Wauseon, died Wednesday at Heartland of Wauseon. 
He was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Stryker, the son of George and Carrie (Miller) Kress. In 1951, he married Margery Phillips, who died in 1999. He owned and operated Western Auto Store in Wauseon, was a realtor and an inspector for Fulton County Weights and Measures. He was a member of East Chesterfield Christian Church, Wauseon VFW Post 7424 and Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post 265 and a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mick (Lynette) Kime, Delta; and two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 
Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Diana; and a brother, Arthur. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, with Rev. Paul Sternisha officiating. Burial will be in Wauseon Union Cemetery with military services accorded by Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post 265 and Wauseon VFW Post 7424. Visitation is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Preferred memorials are to the church.  - Published 11/17/2000

Ryan Myers
NAPOLEON - Ryan J. Myers, 10, Napoleon, died Thursday evening at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. Arrangements are pending at Walker Mortuary, Napoleon.  - Published 11/17/2000

Wilhelmina Rigg 
WEST UNITY - Wilhelmina A. Rigg, 85, West Unity, died early today at Dilworth Center, Montpelier. Arrangements are pending at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.  - Published 11/17/2000

Lester Steele
PAULDING - Lester L. Steele, 74, Paulding, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Vivian. Arrangements are pending at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.  - Published 11/17/2000

Golda Gilliland
VAN WERT - Golda Wunder Gilliland, 86, Van Wert, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Paulding County, the daughter of Lurty and Ethel (Wunder) Kanney. In 1935, she married Dale Gilliland, who died in September. She farmed with her husband, was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church and Gleaners Sunday school class and taught Sunday school for many years. 
Surviving are two sons, James of Van Wert and Paul, Battle Creek, Mich.; a daughter, Jean Taylor, Defiance; a brother, Ed Kanney, Van Wert; a sister, Virginia Bagley, Van Wert; and seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, with Revs. Raymond Feeck and W. Clark Williman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to the church's improvement fund.  - Published 11/17/2000

Margaret Sullivan
STRYKER - Margaret M. Sullivan, 91, Stryker, died Wednesday evening in Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon.
She was born June 10, 1909, near Stryker, the daughter of Lamont and Alverda (Kennedy) Clark. She married Melvin Sullivan, who died in 1963. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Carmen) Krumel of Westerville and Mrs. Dennis (Sharon) Wisniewski, Stryker; two sons, Neal of Stryker and Richard, Bryan; a sister, Carmen Zion, Portland, Ore.; and 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Private services will be held Saturday in the chapel at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, with Rev. Charles Gautsche officiating. Burial will be in Shiffler Cemetery, rural Bryan. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today at Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.
Preferred memorials are to the nursing home.  - Published 11/17/2000

Gerald Kline
OTTAWA - Gerald Kline, 69, Ottawa, died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Ottawa.  - Published 11/17/2000

Herman Kurtz
BRYAN - Herman W. Kurtz, 80, Bryan, died Thursday at Hillside Country Living Center, Bryan.
He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Williams County, to William and Carla (Thiel) Kurtz. He worked for Williams County Highway Department. 
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Ann) Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Mrs. Tim (Betty) Hebel of Elba, Ala., Connie Wilson of Grand Ledge, Mich., Mrs. Brian (Sue) Mills of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Mrs. Steve (Terri) Mencarelli, Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sons, Mike and Caleb, both of West Unity, Edward of Montpelier, and Jim, Columbus; and 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Debbie; and a brother, Harold.
There will be no visitation or services. Handling arrangements is Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.  - Published 11/17/2000

Milan Farlee
MONROE, La. - Milan L. Farlee, 51, Monroe, died Nov. 12 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Houston.
He was born in Hamilton, Ind., the son of Ike and Madonna Farlee. He married Sadi McCandlish, who survives. A U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War, he attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., New York University and IU Purdue, Fort Wayne. He received a degree in mechanical engineering, a master's degree in electrical engineering and held a quality certification. He worked at K-Tec Electronics, Sugarland, Texas, and Dickey-John Corp., Alburn, Ill. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly; and twins, Kiersten and Kurt, all at home.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church's Feazel Chapel, West Monroe, with Dr. David Uth and Rev. Charles Martindale officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today in Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.
Preferred memorials are to the church's building fund.  - Published 11/17/2000

Harold Huber
HOLGATE - Former Malinta resident Harold E. Huber, 80, Holgate, died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Mich.
He was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Henry County's Monroe Township, the son of Carl Sr. and Anna (Rohrs) Huber. In 1948, he married Emma Imbrock, who died in 1999. He was a farmer and a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, where he served as a trustee, elder and financial officer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the North African and Italian Theaters.
Surviving are three sons, Eldon of Malinta, Richard of Lexington, S.C., and Marvin, Hamler; two daughters, Eileen of Indianapolis and Mary, Archbold; a brother, Carl Jr., Deshler; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Mildred) Anderic, Hamler; and nine grandchildren. 
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Clarence, Edmund and Raymond; and a sister, Elvira Parker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church with Rev. Douglas Dewitt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military services accorded by Warren L. McIntyre Hamler American Legion Post 262. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the church building fund, Ronald McDonald House or a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 2/2/2001

Mathilda Badenhop
ARCHBOLD - Mathilda M. Badenhop, 91, Archbold, died Wednesday evening at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold. 
She was born May 12, 1909, in Henry County's Freedom Township, the daughter of Christ and Minnie (Rohrs) Meyer. In 1928, she married Henry Badenhop, who died in 1983. She worked at Kleck's Bakery, Archbold, for 20 years and was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Archbold. 
Surviving are three sons, Elden of Archbold, Elmer of Napoleon and Dalynn, Perrysburg; and 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Orville and James, in infancy; a daughter, Evelyn Meister; two sisters, Augusta Smith and Louise Drewes; and a grandson. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the church with Rev. Thomas Lyberg officiating. Burial will be in Archbold Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday in Short Funeral Home, Archbold. 
Preferred memorials are to the church, Fairlawn Chapel or a charity of the donor's choice.  - Published 2/2/2001

Dr. Paul Kerr
HICKSVILLE - Dr. Paul B. Kerr, 81, Hicksville, died at 12:33 a.m. today in Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.   - Published 2/2/2001

Edna Bryan 
LIBERTY CENTER - Edna Belle Bryan, 95, Liberty Center, died this morning in Northcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Napoleon. 
She was born July 20, 1905, in Liberty Center, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Holford) Hoffman. In 1927, she married Jett Bryan, who died in 1980. She graduated from Bowling Green Normal School with a teaching degree and taught for 20 years with her last position at Crissey School, Holland. She and her husband co-owned Bryan's Cash & Carry Grocery Store, Liberty Center, during World War II. She was a member of Liberty Center United Methodist Church and Henry County Retired Teachers' Association, a charter member of Liberty Center's American Legion auxiliary, a former member of Ohio Retired Teachers' Association and past matron of Order of Eastern Star, Liberty Center.
Also preceding her in death were a foster daughter, Christine Cunningham; a sister, Irene LaPlante; and a brother, in infancy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Wright Funeral Home, Liberty Center, with Rev. Martin Denes officiating. Burial will be in Young's Cemetery, Liberty Center. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. 
Preferred memorials are to the church or Liberty Center Public Library.  - Published 2/2/2001

William Smith
Services for William G. Smith were held Thursday in Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home with Revs. Bill Davis and Bryan Maxey officiating. Burial was in Riverview Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Bob Sarka, James Thompson, William and Christopher Race, Chad Hahn and John Standish.  - Published 2/2/2001
 
 
 


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