|Emil J. Alexy
Emil John Alexy, 74, of Euclid, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Lake
West Hospital in Willoughby.
Mr. Alexy was a member of Jednota and was retired from Bond Court as
a maintenance and furniture repairman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
He is survived by wife, Norma Alexy of Euclid; children, Tom Brichta
of California and Kathy (Julius) Farkas of Bedford; granddaughter, Sara
Farkas of Bedford; and sisters, Mary (Stephen) Mishaga of Brunswick and
Ethel Alexy of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary Alexy, and
brother, Albert Alexy.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Orlando-Donsante Funeral Home, 29550 Euclid
Ave., Wickliffe. The Rev. Scott Haig will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
George F. Bush
George Fulton Bush, 95, of Medina, formerly of Steubenville, died Monday,
July 17, 2000, at The Oaks at Medina.
He was born Oct. 15, 1904, in Steubenville and was the retired owner
of George Bush Hardware. He was a member of First Christian Church, Steubenville,
where he was an elder emeritus, trustee and Sunday school treasurer. Mr.
Bush was a member of Pilgrim Lodge 691 and Scottish Rite in Steubenville.
He was also a member of Jefferson County Historical Society, Forest Audubon
Club and the American Association of Retired Persons, where he served as
Mr. Bush is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nicholson Bush of Medina,
whom he married June 18, 1934; daughter, Mrs. Reed (Carol) Miller of Parma;
brother, John Bush of Wintersville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada Green and Raymond Bush;
daughter, Mary Ann Connor; two brothers; and two sisters.
Service: Noon Friday at McClave, Chandler-Mills Inc., 611 N. Fourth
St., Steubenville. The Rev. Bob Wilcher will officiate.
Burial: Union Cemetery, Steubenville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic
services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 220 N.
Fourth St., P.O. Box 987, Steubenville, 43952.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of local
Benjamin D. Harris
Benjamin D. Harris, 89, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, July 19,
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road,
Columbus. Pastor Mike Brown will preside.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic service
at will be held at 8.
Interment: Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Hospice of Medina County,
797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Lucille D. Klein
Lucille D. Klein, 82, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in
She was born May 31, 1918, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident
for eight years. She was a beautician for Hazel & Jean's Salon. Mrs.
Klein was past president of the Greater Cleveland Chrysanthemum Society.
She is survived by her son, Roger (Judy) Klein of Brunswick; daughter,
Linda (Ted) Gorgacz of Westfield Center; grandsons, David and Matthew Klein;
granddaughter, Michelle (Felipe) Cofino; great-granddaughter, Miranda Cofino;
and nieces, Doris Myers, Ruth Knapp and Karen Todorov.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; brother, Edward Wisneiski;
sister, Edna Leonhardt; and nephews, Howard, Donald and Robert Leonhardt.
Service: Noon today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel,
3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Pastor John Diener
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the coronary unit of Southwest
General Health Center, 18697 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, 44130.
Theodore Sutphin, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July
15, 2000, after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Paigeton, W.Va. After 43 years of service,
Mr. Sutphin retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber, where he was a supervisor.
He was a member of Granger Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday
school teacher, for more than 60 years. Mr. Sutphin also was active as
a Boy Scouts leader and Little League coach.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Wilma Sutphin; son, Leonard
O. Tucker; daughters, Teddie M. (Richard) Knapp and Linda E. Sutphin; 11
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Seniah Sutphin.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Granger Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert A. Campbell
Robert A. Campbell, 82, of Medina, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at
Evergreen Care & Rehabilitation Center in Medina.
He was born March 5, 1918, in Spencer, W.Va., to Stewart and Stella
(Walters) Campbell. Mr. Campbell was a truck driver for Medina County,
retiring in 1978. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and enjoyed
hunting, fishing and wood crafting.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Williams), whom he married on Sept.
29, 1947; children, Betty West of Centerville, Va., Shirley (Phil) Quick
of Lorton, Va., Linda (Clifford) Martin of Henlawson, W.Va., and Robert
(Stephanie) Campbell, Donnie Campbell and Bonnie McNeely, all of Medina;
20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dee Thomas of Barberton
and Ginger Lencisme of Oklahoma City; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Walters, and sister,
Service: Noon Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, 7067
Cleveland Road, Wooster. The Rev. David Zammert will officiate.
Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster, 44691.
Benjamin D. Harris
Benjamin D. Harris, 89, of Medina, formerly of New Albany, died peacefully
on Wednesday, July 19, 2000.
He was a member of Franklin United Brethren in Christ Church, New Albany,
West Gate Lodge 623 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Order
of Eastern Star Rickly Chapter 468.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Marilyn Harris
of Westfield Center; grandchildren, David and Sheri Harris of Indianapolis,
Cynthia Harris of Atlanta, Ruth Dillon of Grove City and Robin Perry of
Lancaster; and three great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Harris, and son and daughter-in-law,
James and Oretta Harris.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Franklin United Brethren in Christ Church,
7171 Central College Road, New Albany. Pastor Mike Brown presiding.
Interment: Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554
Karl Road, where a Masonic service will be held at 8.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Franklin United Brethren
in Christ Church in his memory.
Carlson Funeral Home, Medina, handled local arrangements.
Gypsy Hummel, 60, of Homer Township, died Thursday, July 20, 2000,
at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Oak Brook, Ill., to Charles and Eva
(Wershing) Pervier. She was a homemaker all her life. Mrs. Hummel was owner/operator
of Hummel Ceramics for 15 years and a member of the Black River Entertainment
She is survived by her son, J. Andrew Hummel of Ashland; daughter and
son-in-law, Elizabeth and Patrick A. Moore of Homer; grandchildren, Dustin,
Jon and Kyle; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Linda Pervier of Sullivan
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hummel, in 1996.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress
St., West Salem. Pastor Jake Rupple will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service on Wednesday at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale Roy Computer Fund, 1256
Center St., Ashland, 44805, or Town & Country Rescue Squad, P.O. Box
175, West Salem, 44287.
James M. Neumeyer
James M. "Tiny" Neumeyer, 60, of Medina, died Thursday, July 20, 2000,
at his residence.
He was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Painesville and was a lifetime Medina
County resident. Mr. Neumeyer was owner of G & J Woodcraft and served
in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Neumeyer is survived by his wife, Gladys (nee Harless) Neumeyer
of Medina; sons, Tom Neumeyer of Valley City, Bill (Joyce) Moats of Woodsfield
and Lee (Louise) Ballard of Lewisburg, W.Va.; daughters, Michele (Scott)
Beard of Valley City, Deborah Rea Manley (Shane) Haumesser of Lodi and
Jenny Tippens of Medina; and six grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477
Medina Road, Medina. The Rev. Gerald R. Clevenger will officiate.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Fellowship Church,
P.O. Box 346, Seville 44273.
Larry T. Wiggins Sr.
Larry T. Wiggins Sr., died Monday, July 17, 2000.
He was the beloved husband of Eloise, and father of Larry T. Wiggins
Jr., Stephanie Morris and Stacey Wiggins.
Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson
St., Medina, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
Visiting hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the House of Wills Funeral
Home, 2491 E. 55th St., Cleveland.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Priscilla A. Lindner
Priscilla A. (Neokratis) Lindner (nee Durnye) 49, of Wadsworth, died
unexpectedly Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Lindner was born in Wadsworth and was a lifelong resident. She
was employed at Remington Products for the past seven years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Holly Neokratis
of Wadsworth; daughter, Shani Neokratis of Cleveland; grandchildren, Andrew
and Lenna; and mother, Donna Durnye, brother, Terry Durnye, and sister,
Pamela Back, all of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew Neokratis and Richard
Lindner, and father, Lawrence Durnye.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174
N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Harold P. Foster
Harold P. Foster, 76, of Fredericktown, Ohio, entered into rest on
Saturday afternoon, July 22, 2000, at Knox Community Hospital emergency
room, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Foster was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Cleveland to Charles W. and Alice
M. (Broom() Foster and moved to Fredericktown in 1990. He married Phyllis
(Casterline) Miller on June 15, 1990, in Fredericktown.
Mr. Foster was the former owner/operator of Foster Dry Cleaners in
Medina and later worked for the city of Berea in the service department
for 10 years before retiring in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan.
30 to Aug. 18, 1943, and was a practicing member of the Church of the Nazarene
since 1958. He was most recently a member with the Fredericktown Church
of the Nazarene.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Foster is survived by his sons, David
(Catherine) Foster of Medina, and Stanley (Lynda) Foster, Harold Foster
and Wayne (Wanda) Foster, all of Wooster; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sandra)
Davis and Mrs. Tim (Linda) Boyes, both of Wooster, Mrs. Rick (Nancy) Fisher
of Marion and Mrs. John (Lorraine) Baryak of New Falls; brother, Stewart
(Betty) Foster of Brunswick; 26 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren;
stepsons, James (Brenda) Miller of Zanesville, Paul (Georgia) Miller of
Lynchburg, David (Kathy) Miller of Fredericktown, Dan Miller of Terrell,
Texas, and Tomothy (Linda) Miller of Portsmith; stepdaughters, Ellen Miller
of Fredericktown, Mrs. Barry (Betsy) Wood of Ottawa Lake, Ohio; and Mrs.
David (Christine) Charles of Fremont; 20 stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his
first wife, Pearl (Baldwin), whom he married July 14, 1944, in Cleveland.
She entered into rest on Dec. 27, 1985; daughter, Peggy LeFever; one sister;
and three brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden
Drive, Wooster. The Revs. Kenneth Miller, Lester Clark and Jim Goodykoontz
Entombment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Wayne County Branch, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster,
Edith M. Smith
Edith M. Smith, 90, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Lorain
She was born in Cleveland and resided in Valley City for many years
prior to moving to Vermilion 18 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a retired secretary.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Valley City, where
she served as choir director for 25 years. She was an avid Indians fan
and enjoyed reading and gardening.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Ruth Ann (Peter) Neuzil, of
New York and Sherrill (Ronald) Trbovich of Vermilion; seven grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Farris of Valley City and Georgie
Lee of California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Frances Dieter;
husband, Richard Smith; grandson, David Neuzil; brother, Robert Dieter;
and sister, Ruth Dieter.
At Mrs. Smith's request, there will be no visiting hours.
A private family graveside service will be held at Myrtle Hill Cemetery
in Valley City.
Memorials suggested, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel United Church
of Christ Foundation Fund, 6656 Center Road, Valley City, 44280, or to
the Ritter Public Library Endowment Fund, 5680 Liberty Ave., Vermilion,
Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is handling the arrangements.
Mary F. Toth
Mary Frances Toth, 78, a most wonderful mother and grandmother, was
reunited with her husband, Joseph, on Saturday, July 22, 2000.
We are all better people for having experienced her love and gentle
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Marcia Toth
of Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Valeri Holcomb of Copley; son-in-law, Bill
Holcomb of Akron; grandchildren, Kelly and Darlene Toth, Stephani and Nacer
Itibrout, Bill Holcomb Jr. and April-Mary Holcomb; and great-granddaughter,
Nicole Frances Toth.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Hillary Church.
A private family interment will be held in Sunset Hills Cemetery in
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hummel Funeral Home West, A Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Road.
The family suggests donations may be made to the Haven of Rest Mission.
Joan M. Varney
Joan Marie Varney, 69, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Elderton,
Pa., died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny
She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Vincennes, Ind., to Hubert Frankum and
Clara Milburn Frankum. She married Frank P. Varney on Oct. 4, 1958. Mrs.
Varney was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Frank P. Varney, of Punta Gorda; mother,
Clara Frankum of Punta Gorda; daughters, Linda Smith of Indiana, Pa., Deena
Savage of Scottsdale, Ariz., Lisa Cogswell of Berrien Springs, Mich., Christine
Wimbush of Orlando, Fla., and Helena Trainer of Cardinton, Ohio; granddaughters,
Gretchen Brown and Heath Strobel; and grandson, Daunte Wimbush.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clark Chapel, 238 Main St., Elderton,
Pa. The Rev. Vaughn Taylor will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Russell S. Bratt
Russell S. Bratt, 94, of Medina, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at his
He was born Dec. 7, 1905, in Arapahoe, Neb., and lived in Sioux City,
Iowa, most of his life. Mr. Bratt was a retired, self-employed excavation
contractor. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux
He is survived by his son, Howard (Marilyn) Bratt of Medina; sister,
Kay Koehler of San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin, Jeff and Craig
Albright, and Chris and Matt Bratt; three great-grandchildren; and two
He was preceded in death by his wife, Corinne (nee Palmer); daughters,
Kay Albright and Shari Bratt; and brother, Kenneth Bratt.
Services will be held in Sioux City.
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is handling local arrangements.
William C. Grant
William C. Grant, 71, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2000,
at his residence.
He was born in Barberton and was a resident of Brunswick for 44 years.
Mr. Grant retired from Medina City Schools. He was a life member of Brunswick
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9520, past commander of Medina VFW Post 5137,
member of Quarry Lodge 382 and member of the Masons.
Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Janet Grant
of Brunswick and Marcia (Harold) Rapp of Ruck Hill, S.C.; sisters, Blanche
Leading of Texas and Audrey (Doug) Eisenlohr of Connecticut; three grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.
Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastlawn Memory Garden,
Corrigan Funeral Homes, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.
Carma J. Hardway
Carma Jane Hardway, 76, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at
Medina General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Gregory, W.Va., to Tubal and Crisan
(nee Frederick) Cogar. She married Carl J. Hardway on March 23, 1947. Mrs.
Hardway was employed at Phoenix Dye Works for more than 15 years.
She is survived by eight children and their spouses; numerous grandchildren;
three brothers; and three sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 1979.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Burial: Whitehaven Park, Cleveland.
Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
Ralph E. Morton
Ralph E. Morton, 70, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Morton Plant Hospital,
He was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Bennett Corners to Howard and Edith Carpenter
Morton. He moved to Medina as an infant and lived there until 1998, then
moved to Largo, Fla. He was a member of Medina Lions Club, Medina Lodge
58, F&AM, Tadmor Temple, Tri Cities Shrine Club and Medina Eagles.
He was retired from Sears, Roebuck & Co., Middleburg Heights and was
a member of the Sears Retiree Club of Clearwater. Mr. MOrton previously
owned Morton's Mens Wear in Medina.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Irene (Pat) Morton; son, John
H. Morton of Garfield Heights; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Kasson-Kurilich
and Robert Kurilich of Largo; grandchildren, Sarah, Jennifer and Michael
Kasson, and Matthew Morton; great-grandson, Izaac.
Interment will take place at a later date.
Creamation has taken place.
Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Florida handled
Wendy G. Scheelk and William E. Scheelk
Wendy (Garthwaite) Scheelk, 43, of Chippewa Lake, formerly of Wautoma,
and her son, William E. Scheelk, 10, died Friday, July 21, 2000, as the
result of an automobile accident in LaPorte, Ind.
Mrs. Scheelk was born May 21, 1957, at Boscobel to Earl G. and Joyce
D. Garthwaite of Wautoma. She was a graduate of Wautoma High School and
Fox Valley Technical College. Mrs. Scheelk was a loving and caring mother
and wife. She was very involved with her boys and their activities. She
enjoyed being a pack leader of Cub Scout Pack 3512 and was a member of
Medina United Methodist Church. She loved to collect antiques and quilts.
Mrs. Scheelk is survived by her husband, Mark W. Scheelk of Chippewa
Lake, whom she married in 1989; sons, Daniel and James; father, Earl G.
Garthwaite of Wautoma; sisters, Kathy (Stan) Schneider of Oregon, Wis.,
and Sharon (Michael) Weiss of Wautoma; former husband, Wayne Jendrzewski
of Marathon; mother-in-law, Ruth Scheelk of Petoskey, Mich.; brothers-in-law,
John Scheelk of Winneconne, David (Louise) Scheelk of Appleton, Paul (Becky)
Scheelk of Charlevoix, Mich., and Daniel Scheelk of Green Bay; sister-in-law,
Dot (Pete) Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; special friends, Mary Endthoff
of Wautoma, Sharon Dredske of Wautoma and Barbara Zeatlow of Little Chute;
many nieces; nephews; grandaunts; granduncles; and other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Garthwaite; one infant
sister; and father-in-law, the Rev. Leo C. Scheelk.
William Earl Scheelk, 10, was born April 9, 1990, in Medina. He was
an honor student at Westfield Center. William participated in the challenge
program for gifted students at his school and was a Webelo in Cub Scout
Pack 3512 in Chippewa Lake.
He is survived by his father, Mark W. Scheelk; brothers, Daniel Jendrzejewski
and James Scheelk; maternal grandfather, Earl G. Garthwaite of Wautoma;
paternal grandmother, Ruth Scheelk of Petosky; godmother, Mary Endthoff
of Wautoma; godfather, Paul Scheelk of Charlevoix; numerous aunts; uncles;
cousins; and other relatives and friends.
Joint funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace United
Methodist Church in Wautoma. The Rev. Dale Hanaman will officiate.
Private burial will take place at the Little Grant Cemetery, Grant
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma,
and 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
A memorial service for Mrs. Scheelk and William will be held at Medina
United Methodist Church at a later date.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local
Donna J. Bundy
Donna J. Bundy, 51, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her
She was born Nov. 16, 1948, and was a Medina County resident for 20
years. She was a day-care center worker.
She is survived by her husband, Roger W. Bundy of Cleveland; sons,
Keith and Steven Solmon, both of Cleveland; daughter, Nicole Walton of
Medina; parents, Agnes and Lawrence McClelland of Brunswick; sister, Sheila
Petro of Litchfield Township; and nine grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Litehouse Assembly of God, 6353 Engle Road,
Malloy Memorial Service, Cleveland, is handling arrangements.
Fred Fetzer, 80, of Strongsville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Southwest
General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Mr. Fetzer was born in Yugoslavia and grew up in Medina. He moved to
Cleveland for 45 years and spent 19 years in Strongsville. Mr. Fetzer was
a member of Apostolic Christian Church for 62 years and served as a minister.
He was employed as a mechanical engineer for Stein Associates and owned
and operated Fetzer Machine Service. Mr. Fetzer served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet Fetzer (nee Steidl) of Strongsville;
sons, Fred Fetzer, William (Therese) Fetzer and Matthew Fetzer, all of
Strongsville, Timothy (Renee) Fetzer of Valley City, Andrew (Elizabeth)
Fetzer of Seville and Christian Fetzer of Grafton; daughters, Victoria
(Kevin) Magnuson of Wadsworth, Valerie Fetzer and Cheryl Fetzer, both of
Strongsville, and Cynthia (David) Bauer of Medina; 16 grandchildren; sisters,
Helen Demiter, Theresa Keiper, Katherine Spengler and Louise Kemp; and
brothers, Nickolas and John Fetzer.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mitchell; sisters, Margaret Fetzer,
Irma Oleski and Esther Steidl; and brothers, Frank and Christian Fetzer.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St. William Shurance and Ed Boliantz will officiate.
Burial: Poe Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
John J. Ocilka
John J. Ocilka has died.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (nee Uhrin); dear father
of Loretta Ocilka, Mary Ann Ocilka (deceased), Ann Marie Tsaftarides (Jim),
Cheryl (Ken) Meadows and Joni (Jim, deceased) Adams; loving grandfather
of Adam and John Tsaftarides, Casey and Ben Meadows, and Nick and Brian
Adams; dear brother of Thomas, Agnes Rezny, Rita Papesh and the following
deceased: Emil, Aloysius, Lillian Doubrava, Helen and Mary. Mr. Ocilka
was a dear uncle and granduncle.
Service: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Hopko Funeral Home, 6020 Broadview Road,
Parma, and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Helen R. Wesebaum
Helen R. Wesebaum (nee Spieth) 95, of Elyria, died Tuesday, July 25,
2000, at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain.
She was born Sept. 20, 1904, in Medina and resided in Elyria most of
her life. Mrs. Wesebaum graduated from Medina High School in 1923 and attended
Elyria Business College. She worked at the Woolworth's store at the corner
of Broad Street and Washington Avenue in Elyria. She was a former member
of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Valley City and a member of Grace Lutheran
Church, Elyria, for 56 years, where she served as cradle roll superintendent,
Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher. Since 1980, she was a member
of St. John Lutheran Church in Elyria, where she was a member of Ladies
Aid, Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, Lutheran Children's Aid and attended
She is survived by her son, Paul E. Wesebaum of Elyria; three grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A., in 1974; son,
Harold H. Wesebaum, in 1998; and parents, Henry C. and Julia K. (nee Otterbacher)
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 W. River
Road North, Elyria. The Rev. Dennis L. Schmidt will officiate.
Burial: Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Visiting hours: 10:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, is in charge of arrangements.