|Robert Neile Somers Jr.
City of Tiffin employee
Robert Neile Somers Jr., 59, of 382 Wentz St., died at 5:30 a.m. Friday,
May 22, 1998, at his home.
He was born May 8, 1939, in Tiffin to Robert Neile Somers Sr. and Helen
Elizabeth Binsack Somers. On Jan. 2, 1962, in Marion, he married Rita Jowan
Greer. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Frederick J. Crooksville, Ohio,
Bernard A. Vondenberg of Marion, and David A. and Robert J. Somers, both
of Tiffin; four daughters, Rebecca J. Rose of Findlay, and Mary D. Biller,
Mrs. Victor (Lori L.) Botton and Mrs. Greg (Dawn A.) Hefner, all of Tiffin;
23 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph E. Somers
Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Ann Elizabeth Somers,
and a grandson, Shannon Vondenberg.
Mr. Somers was a 1957 graduate of Calvert High School and served in
the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was an employee of the Public
Works Department for the City of Tiffin. A member of St. Joseph Church,
Tiffin, he was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member
of Seneca County Muzzle Loaders.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Tueday at St. Joseph Church,
where a rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Fairwell-Retreat
Cemetery, Republic, with military graveside rites conducted by the United
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Home, 214 S. Monroe St. There is no visitation on Monday.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin.
Mary Louise King
Resident of Fostoria
Mary Louise King, 58, of Dillon Circle Home, Fostoria, died Monday,
May 18, 1998, in Fostoria Hospital.
She was born March 19, 1940, in Hopewell Township, Seneca County, to
the late Marion and Olive Mae (Summer) King.
Survivors include: three sisters, Mrs. Ned (Regina) Bixler of Port
Clinton, Mrs. Alex (Barbara) Molnar of Woodland, Calif., and Mrs. Robert
(Nancy) Adams of Seattle, Wash.; an uncle, Ray Mowery of Tiffin; and two
aunts, Rita King of Republic and Dorothy Miller of Bascom.
The Rev. Joseph Szybka will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday
in Block Cemetery.
There is no visitation. The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is
in charge of arrangements.
Jeanette Cecelia Nevius
Retired telephone operator/Sears employee
Jeanette Cecelia Nevius, 74, 10 Hampden Park, died at 1 a.m. Monday,
May 25, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
She was born in New Washington, June 17, 1923, to Linus and Lillian
(Heydinger) Wurm. On July 26, 1947, in New Washington, she married Robert
B. Nevius and he survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Mark Nevius of Mansfield and Kevin
Nevius of Gibsonburg; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Elaine) Nusbaum of Tiffin;
and four grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley Nusbaum and Zachary and Kelsey
Preceding her in death were two brothers, John and Vincent Wurm.
A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Pioneers Retirees Club
at Ohio Bell, Mrs. Nevius retired as a telephone operator from Ohio Bell
Telephone Company, after 35 years of service. She also had worked at Sears
Roebuck and Company.
A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
with the Rev. James Say as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 10:15
a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Calvert Foundation.
William R. Felter
Resident of Shelby
William R. Felter, 76, died Saturday evening, May 23, 1998, at his
residence at 218 W. Main St., Shelby, following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Norwalk, the son of William and Mary
Frances (Herlihy) Felter. His wife, Dorothy Mae (Augenstein) Felter, whom
he married Jan. 31, 1943, survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, William Felter Jr. of Kent, Robert
Felter of Shelby and Michael Felter of Sandusky; a daughter, Mrs. Nathan
(Patty) Dappen of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter;
a brother, Robert Felter of Hollywood, Fla.; and two sisters, Marjorie
Abbott of Lakewood and Jane Bailey of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Felter, a graduate of Shelby High School, retired in 1985 from
Miami Systems in Shelby.
He was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby,
American Legion O'Brien Post 326 and the Retirees Golf League at Wood Ridge
A U.S. Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served on the
USS Ranger, he coached Shelby Little League and American Legion ball teams
for many years and enjoyed tennis, golf and baseball.
Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Turner Funeral Home, Shelby,
where a Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Most
Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. John C. Missler officiating.
Burial will be in the parish Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted
at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary School or the Shelby Little League,
in care of Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby, Ohio 44875.
Dwight E. Aichholz
National Machinery employee/farmer
Dwight E. Aichholz, 73, of East TR 44, Attica, died Thursday evening,
May 21, 1998, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born in Venice Township, Seneca County, May 29, 1924, the son
of Edward C. and Erna Matilda (Shafer) Aichholz. He married Margaret Ohler,
July 14, 1942, in Maysville, Ky., and she survives.
Also surviving are six daughters, Janet Hoy of Green Springs, Mrs.
Henry (Mary) Tackett and Mrs. Roy (Peggy) Hicks, both of Willard, Mrs.
Paul (Susan) Cathers of Galion, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Bublick of Toledo and
Mrs. Glenn (Rita) Kreb of Vickery; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren;
and two half-sisters, Alberta Utz of Attica and Alice Sheets of Lake Monazoma,
Three sisters, Jean Davis, Nancy Kay and Bernidette Aichholz; and a
half-brother, Floyd Green, are deceased.
A 1942 graduate of Attica High School, Mr. Aichholz farmed and also
worked at the National Machinery for 18 years and the Cobey Company in
Bucyrus for 15 years.
Having spent eight months of the year in North Port, Fla. with his
wife, he was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Farm Bureau
of Seneca County.
The Rev. Carla H. Knobler will officiate at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service
in the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Home, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica. Burial
will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American
Lung Association or the American Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral
Former Fostoria High School student
Chriselda Tey, 17, of Fostoria, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, May 24, 1998,
in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.
She was born in Findlay, Sept. 27, 1980, the daughter of Noe C. and
Delia M. (Martinez) Tey. They survive in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a brother, Cosme Tey and two sisters, Erica
and Sarah Tey, all of Fostoria; three nieces; her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carlos Tey of Sycamore, Domingo Martinez of Gonzales, Texas and Alisia
Martinez of Fostoria; her great-grandmother, Margarita DeLeon of Corpus
Christi, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A May 24, 1988, graduate of Mohawk High School, Ms. Tey had been a
student at Fostoria High School, where she was an honor roll student, president
of the Spanish Club and a cheerleader for five years (most recently being
a varsity football and basketball cheerleader).
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 10:30
a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Ron Merritt of the Church of the Good Shepherd
and Pastor Herb Stickland officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery,
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd or the Gideons
E. Dorcas Powell
Retired cafeteria employee/homemaker
E. Dorcas Powell, 95, formerly of 123 S. Muncie St., Carey, died at
8:20 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper
She was born Dec. 9, 1902, in Springville, Seneca County, to Forest
and Selda (Foos) Phillips. Her husband, Wayne E. Powell, whom she married
June 3, 1924, preceded her in death May 1, 1987.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Norma) Wenner of Powell, Ohio;
a son, David Powell of Strongsville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The last of her family, she also was preceded in death by two brothers,
Wesley and Lon Phillips, and five sisters, Clara Smith, Mary Sublett, Martha
Dame, Alice Kummerer and Ruth Powell.
A homemaker, Mrs. Powell retired as a cafeteria employee from the Carey
Public Schools. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey.
Services in Memorial United Methodist Church will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rev. Brett Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Spring Grove
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-9
p.m. Monday and at the church one-half hour before the service on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church or the Wyandot County Nursing Home
Ruthanna Mann, 77, of Tiffin, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, 1998,
in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born in Tiffin Oct. 13, 1920, to Charles Ross and Rosa E. (Fegley)
Hixson. Her husband, Clarence C. Mann, whom she married June 22, 1940,
in Marysville, survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Myron R. Mann of Wrightsville
Beach, N.C., John D. Mann of Marion and Tom D. Mann of Petersburg, Mich.;
five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, Ralph, Robert and Raymond Hixson, are deceased.
A homemaker and volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Mrs. Mann also worked
at the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for 22 years.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, Eastern
Star Tiffin Chapter 189 and the Pioneer Club of Bell Telephone Co.
Services in Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 10:30 a.m. Friday,
with the Rev. Gail Angel officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge
(Egbert's) Cemetery, rural Tiffin.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Dale E. Hayman
Retired factory worker
Dale E. Hayman, 79, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at his
home at 2576 E. CR 58, Sycamore. He had been in failing health for eight
He was born in Upper Sandusky Aug. 16, 1918, the son of Harry R. and
Carrie (MaGee) Hayman. On Jan. 24, 1945, he married Pearl Medford and they
were divorced. Now Pearl (Medford) Hayman Radford, she survives in North
Survivors also include: three children, Kenneth E. Hayman of Asheville,
N.C., Ray H. Hayman of Hildebrand, N.C. and Ms. Angela C. Hayman of Asheville;
a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Allison of Asheville; six grandchildren,
two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren;
two brothers, George R. Hayman of Carey and Paul Hayman of rural Upper
Sandusky; and six sisters, Mrs. Gladys Spitler of Tiffin, Mrs. Raymond
(Edith) Mitten, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Caudill and Mrs. Joanne Schreiner, all
of rural Carey, Mrs. Edward (Louise) Huffman of Elyria and Mrs. Raymond
(Lois) Pahl of rural New Riegel.
Mr. Hayman, a member of the Protestant Faith, was a retired factory
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he had served as a medical aidman
in the Southern Phillipines and Western Pacific 1942-45.
He was a former member of VFW Post 2842, Moose Lodge 1093, and the
Eagles Lodge, all of Upper Sandusky. His hobbies included woodworking,
fishing and playing cards.
The Rev. Jan Kucera will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service
in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Interment will be in Pleasant
Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or a charity of the
Reva J. Collins
Gladio Food Service retiree
Reva J. Collins, 72, of Wahl Road, Vickery, died in Firelands Community
Hospital, Sandusky, Tuesday, May 26, 1998.
She was born March 25, 1925, in Pike County, Ky., to Don and Marty
(Wolfe) Kidd. In September 1940, she married Rastus Collins, and he survives.
Also surviving are: six children, Jett Lee and Larry Collins, both
of Sandusky, Robert Collins of Huron, James Collins of Vickery, Mrs. Jack
(Kathy) Russell of Clyde and Kenneth Collins of Green Springs; three sisters,
Joy Purneske of Kentucky, Valerie Holly of Akron and Mary Holly of West
Virginia; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a daughter, Rosemary Collins; and four
brothers, Paris, Junior, Floyd and Jett Kidd.
Mrs. Collins, who received her education in Pike County, Ky., retired
in 1978 from Gladio Food Service. She had resided in the Vickery area since
1961, coming here from Kentucky.
Services in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 10 a.m.
Friday, with the Rev. Bo Hensley and the Rev. Kenneth Rose, of the Freewill
Baptist Church, Sandhill, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice.
Evelyn Myers, 84, of Meadow Lane, and formerly of West Stone Street,
Gibsonburg, died Wednesday morning, May 27, 1998, in Memorial Hospital,
She was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Tiffin, to Dayton and Mary (Cunningham)
Ringle. On Nov. 26, 1932, in the church parsonage, she married Lloyd E.
Myers. He died Aug. 10, 1991.
Surviving are three sons, Richard of Bradner, Carl of Kansas and Raymond
of Fremont; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Mary) England of Risingsun; six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Donald and Charlie Ringle;
and a sister, Minnie Mae Taylor.
A homemaker, Mrs. Myers was a member of the First English Lutheran
Church, Gibsonburg, its Women of the Church and the Gibsonburg Garden Club.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First English Lutheran
Church, where her body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Nopper-Veh Funeral
Memorials may be made to the church, the Heart Foundation or the American
Delores Ann Wolfelt
Sister of Fostoria residents
Delores Ann Wolfelt, 56, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 1998, at her
residence at South Fifteenth St., Vincennese, Ind.
She was born in Fostoria, Nov. 8, 1941, the daughter of the late Rodney
Ross Braman and Violet Patterson. Her husband, Harold Wolfelt, died Jan.
Survivors include: two sons, Randy Shank of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and
Michael King of Traverse City, Mich.; two daughters, Tabatha and Michelle
King, both of Traverse City; a brother, Allen Braman of Fostoria; a sister,
Mrs. Buzz (Judy) Hollinger of Fostoria; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Rodney J. and Gary Braman, are deceased.
Mrs. Wolfelt, a homemaker, attended Fostoria High School.
She was a member of Vincennes Senior Citizens, Vincennes American Legion
and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.
Graveside services in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, are 1 p.m. today,
with the Rev. Paul Myers officiating.
There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria,
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Robert E. Baxter
A T & T System technician
Former Risingsun resident, Robert E. Baxter, 70, of 1455 Pounds Road,
Lilburn, Ga., died in the Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, Ga., at
10:57 a.m. Monday, May 25, 1998.
He was born in Bucyrus, Nov. 17, 1927, to Albert H. and Mary L. (Graham)
Baxter. His wife, Rosemary (Grimes) Baxter, whom he married June 16, 1956,
in Toledo, survives in Lilburn.
Other survivors include: six sons, Brian W. Baxter of O'Fallon, Mo.,
Patrick A., Christopher P. and Robert C. Baxter, all of Risingsun, Jeffrey
R. Baxter ofFostoria and Jay H. Baxter of Arlington; three daughters, Mrs.
Steve (Julie) Lantz, Mrs. Michael (Kathy) Dyer and Cynthia Baxter, all
of Fostoria; a brother, Melvin G. Baxter of Brownsville, Pa.; a sister,
Helen Tretter of Bowling Green; and 17 grandchildren.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Baxter retired in
1988 as a system technician, after 30 years of employment with A T &
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 10
a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Paul Myers officiating. Interment will be in
Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military graveside services will be
conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria..
Visitation at the funeral home is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association, 3178
Republic Blvd. North, Toledo, Ohio 43613.
Timken Co. retiree
Harvey Ulmer, 72, 158 1/2 S. Sandusky St., died unexpectedly at his
home Wednesday, May 27, 1998. He had been in failing health the past four
He was born in Bucyrus, June 18, 1925, to Harvey Ulmer Sr. and Lura
(Orewiler) Ulmer Starlin. He was formerlymarried to Alice (Anderson) Ulmer,
who survives in Bucyrus.
Survivors also include: a daughter, Sandra Leary of Tiffin; two grandchildren,
John and Ann, both of Tiffin; and a great-granddaughter.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Cherie Ulmer; a brother and
Mr. Ulmer, who attended the Bucyrus Schools, worked for the Timken
Company for 28 years, retiring in 1978. After moving to Tiffin, he worked
part-time at the Bonded Service Station and kept bowling tournament scores
at the K of C Hall in Tiffin.
During the early years of the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, he was
one of the Queen's chaperones. He was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran
The Rev. James L. Barkenquast will officiate at the 1 p.m. Sunday graveside
service in Union Cemetery, near Sulphur Springs, where his cremains will
Memorials may be made to the Bratwurst Festival Queen's Pageant, in
care of the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus, Ohio
44820, who are in charge of arrangements.
Joe A. Schafer
Former Tri-City Motors owner
Joe A. Schafer, 55, 1356 Orr Rd., Sycamore died at 10:57 p.m., Wednesday,
May 27, 1998, at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. He was born
March 3, 1943 to Robert Schafer, who survives in Sycamore, and Dortha (Spayth)
Schafer, deceased. On March 20, 1964, Mr. Schafer married Sandra L. Jackson,
and she survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Brad Schafer of Sycamore; two daughters,
Mrs. Preston (Tamria) Risner of Carey and Michelle Schafer of Sycamore;
three brothers, Richard and Steve Schafer, both of Sycamore, and Mike Schafer
of Bloomville; and two grandchildren, Olivia and Grant Risner.
Mr. Schafer was a 1961 graduate of Lykens High School. He was a farmer
and former owner of Tri-City Motors, Bucyrus. Memberships included: Baseline
United Church of Christ, Indian Mill Antique Association, Ohio Antique
Tractor Pullers Association, and the Ohio State Antique Tractor Pullers
The Rev. Daniel Ward and the Rev. Timothy Grimes will officiate the
11 a.m., Monday, June 1, 1998 service at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Baseline U.C.C. cemetery.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, May 31 at the funeral
Memorials may be made to Crawford County Heart Association or Ohio
State University Cardiac Care Unit.
Dennis L. LeJeune
Dennis L. Le Jeune, 56, 49 Longfellow Drive, died in St. Francis Home
Friday morning, May 29, 1998, following an illness of several months.
He was born Jan. 27, 1942, to the late Lawrence and Audrey (Smith)
His girlfriend of five years, Burdella Enders of Tiffin, survives.
Preceding him in death were a brother, John Hambly; and an infant sister.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Le Jeune had been employed by Scholman Co.
of Bellevue as a steeplejack, retiring in 1968. He had attended Fremont
Ross High School.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home,
Suzanne Thompson, 40, of 664 Willowby Run, Pasadena, Md., died at 11:55
a.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the home of her sister in Tiffin.
She was born Aug. 11, 1957, in Tampa, Fla., to Stanley and Frances
(Magalski) Thompson. Her father survives in Sayre, Pa.
Other survivors include: three sisters, Sandi Hill of Port Orange,
Fla., Donna Thompson of Endicott, N.Y., and Pam Faber of Tiffin; and three
brothers, Stanley Thompson of Greensburg, Pa., Dana Thompson of Ocean Springs,
Miss., and Nathan Thompson of Fort Drum, N.Y.
Her mother is deceased.
A 1975 graduate of Waverly, Ohio, High School and a 1978 graduate of
Binghamton, N.Y., General Hospital School of Nursing, Ms. Thompson had
been employed as a registered nurse at Baltimore General Hospital, Baltimore,
Services in the Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel, Pa., will be at 11
a.m. Tuesday, June 2, with the Rev. Ron Onder officiating. Burial will
be in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, Pa.
Visitation at the Wilson Funeral Home, will be 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Community Hospice
Care, 182 rear, St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883.
The Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
E. Pauline Hirt
42-year pharmacy employee
E. Pauline Hirt, 73, of East Maple St., Clyde, died unexpectedly Thursday,
May 28, 1998, in the Bellevue Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1925, in Clyde, to John Brutcher and Ethel (Dearsman)
Brutcher Mears. Her husband, Warren Hirt, whom she married June 12, 1948,
Survivors also include: two sons, Thomas D. Hirt of Blacksburg, Va.,
andTimothy S. Hirt of Zionsville, Ind.; a daughter, Susan Collins of Lubbock,
Texas; four grandchildren; three brothers, John Brutcher of Fremont, Ronald
Brutcher of Bassett, Va., and Robert Brutcher of Monroeville; and a sister,
Mrs. James (Kathrynn) Ritchey of Clyde.
A brother, Doyle L. Brutcher, is deceased.
Mrs. Hirt, a lifetime resident of the Clyde area, had been employed
at Whitaker Drug, Jennings Pharmacy and Seaman's Pharmacy, for a combined
total of 42 years.
A 1943 Clyde High School graduate, she was a member of St. Paul Lutheran
Church, Clyde; and the Board of Elections in Clyde for more than 25 years.
The Rev. Stephen Wood will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in
the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in McPherson
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Forest Street,
John D. Nims
John D. Nims, 80, of N. SR 101, Tiffin, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday,
May 29, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 14, 1917, to the late Earl D.
Nims and Frances Fleming. He was raised by Frank and Esta Reiter. On June
22, 1939, in St. John's United Church of Christ, he married Edith A. Weber,
Other survivors include: three sons, Thomas A. of Siam, Ohio; Daniel
J. of Lima; and Stephen E. Nims of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Carlton Nims of Allen Park, Mich., and Earl Perry of Georgia;
and a sister, Mrs. Neil (Doris) Philbrick of Nevada, Ohio.
A sister, Mrs. Homer (Gloria) Taylor, is deceased.
Mr. Nims lived most of his life in the Seneca County area, graduating
from Republic High School in 1937, and working for 44 years at ITT. He
was a member of Crimson River Fellowship, Tiffin.
The Rev. Gereland Fritz will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin. Burial will be in Seneca
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and one hour before the
service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Crimson River Fellowship, Mercy Hospital Outpatient
Care or the donor's choice.
Judith A. Wiczynski
Key punch operator
Judith A. Wiczynski, 60, of 859 Miami St., Apt. 9, Tiffin, died at
3 a.m. Friday, May 29, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Lima to C. Clair and Margaret (Sprague)
Hardesty. She married Edward W. Wiczynski Oct. 15, 1960, in Monroe, Mich.
Her husband and a brother, Robert A. Hardesty of Gatlinburg, Tenn.,
Her parents and a son, Mark Wiczynski, are deceased.
Mrs. Wiczynski graduated from Woodward High School, Toledo, and worked
for 15 years as a key-punch operator at Devilbiss in Toledo. A member of
St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, she also belonged to the Fraternal Order
of Eagles Aerie 402.
Burial will be in Lake Township Cemetery in Walbridge, Ohio, with funeral
arrangements to be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary, the American Heart Association or
the donor's choice.
Edward H. Gamber
Retired draftsman, engineer, businessman
Edward H. Gamber, 71, of 512 Parkview Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio,
died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, May 29, 1998, at his residence.
He was born March 8, 1927, in Upper Sandusky, to the late Edward H.
and Carrie (Reynolds) Gamber, Sr. He married Molly M. Matthew August 28,
In addition to his wife, Molly, he is also survived by: three sons,
Christopher M. of Upper Sandusky, David S. of Cocoa, Fla. and John H. of
Cincinnati; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Cynthia) King of Upper Sandusky; nine
grandchildren; and a brother, James A. Gamber of Grove City.
Mr. Gamber was a 1945 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School and a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who served from 1945-47 on the U.S.S.
Charles P. Cecil destroyer. After attending Bowling Green State Universtiy,
he graduated in 1949 from I.T.T., Chicago, Ill., in mechanical engineering.
He retired in 1995 fromSan-Con Corp., where he was part-owner, and worked
as a draftsman and engineer. He designed many buildings in Upper Sandusky.
He had also worked for Ruttmann Construction Co. and Sheldrik Manufacturing,
both in Upper Sandusky, and for Marion Power Shovel.
A member of John Stewart United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky, Gamber
was an Explorer Boy Scout leader for seven years in Upper Sandusky. He
was a life member of B.P.O.E. 83, where he served as Exalted Ruler in 1957
and 1973, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. Northwest District,
State of Ohio, in 1983, and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Past Exalted Rulers
Association of Local and State Organizations. Other groups to which he
belonged included: Warpole Masonic Lodge 176, McCutchen Chapter 96, and
U.S. Council 98; Tiffin Commandery, Zenobia Shrine, Toledo; Wyandot County
Shrine Club; Tiffin Shrine Club; and O.E.S. SappHo Chapter, Attica.
Gamber had a special interest in Wyandot County history. He also enjoyed
summers with friends at Bay Point, Marblehead, Ohio, for 30 years.
The Rev. Lenn Geiger will preside at a memorial service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Bringman & Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A private internment
service will be held at Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Monday,
where an Elks memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Wyandot Co. Hospice, Upper Sandusky.