|Donald Duane Hill
Burson-Hill Inc. owner/operator
Donald Duane Hill, 68, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at
his home at 239 Glenn Ave., Carey.
He was born in Carey, April 15, 1930, to the late Lloyd E. and Venda
A. (Wentling) Hill. On June 25, 1949, in The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolaton
Catholic Church, Carey, he married Irma A. Niederkohr. She survives.
Other survivors include: eight children, Mrs. Deborah D. Nickelson
of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Pieracini of Lander, Wyo., Donald
C. ''Chip'' Hill of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. Danny (Carmen) Coppler, Mrs.
Michael (Brenda) Eingle, Ms. Lynnette A. Hill and Curtis N. Hill, all of
Carey and Mrs. Larry (Colleen) Baer of McComb; 19 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Wayne Hill of Union and Jan. L.
Hill of McComb; and two sisters, Mrs. Victor (Elsie) Dick of Fremont and
Mrs. Harold (Sandra) Coppler of Carey.
A brother, Jon Hill; and three sisters, Betty J. Gibson, June ''Judy''
Shumaker and an infant, Dorothy Lou Hill, also are deceased.
Mr. Hill, co-owner/operator of Burson-Hill Inc. for 33 years, retired
from Guardian Industries in 1992.
A 1948 graduate of Carey High School, he was a member of The Basilica
of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, where he served two terms as
officer and councilman and was a past member of the men's choir and Knights
of Columbus Council 2050.
He was a former member of the Carey Business Association, Carey Conservation
Club, Carey Jaycees and Knights of Columbus Council 1925, where he was
a former officer.
Mr. Hill, who enjoyed woodworking and carving, gardening, fishing,
golfing, bowling and mushroom hunting, also had served as a Cub Scout master,
committee chairman and Webelos leader of Cub Scout Pack 51.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in The Basilica
of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Peter Damian
Massengill as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, is 2-9 p.m.
today, where Rosary devotion services, led by the Rosary Altar Society,
will be at 2 p.m. and a vigil service at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Our Lady of Consolation
School or the Coronary Care Unit of Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
Erica Marie Tey
Erica Marie Tey, 22, of 176 E. Fremont St., died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998,
in an automobile accident on US 23 in Fostoria.
She was born March 11, 1976, in Upper Sandusky, to Mr. and Mrs. Noe
C. (Delia) Tey, who survive in Fostoria.
Survivors also include: a daughter, Tyshea L. Perkins; a brother, Cosme
Tey and a sister, Sarah Tey, all of Fostoria; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Carlos (Delfina) Tey of Sycamore, Domingo Martinez of Gonzales, Texas and
Mrs. Alicia Martinez of Fostoria; her great-grandmother, Mrs. Margarita
DeLeon of CorpusChristi, Texas; a niece and numerous other relatives.
Preceding her in death were a sister, Chriselda Tey; and a daughter,
Ariana Gizella Perkins.
Ms. Tey, a 1994 graduate of Fostoria High School, attended the Church
of the Good Shepherd in Wayne.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home,
Fostoria Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Merritt officiating. Burial will be
in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the church.
Ariana Gizella Perkins
Ariana Gizella Perkins, 4-years-old, of 176 E. Fremont St., Fostoria,
died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in an automobile accident on US 23 in Fostoria.
She was born July 11, 1994, in Fostoria, to Derwin D. Perkins of Toledo
and the late Erica Marie Tey (who also died in the auto accident).
Also surviving are a sibling, Tyshea L. Perkins of Fostoria; grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Noe C. (Delia) Tey of Fostoria and Mrs. Ethel Perkins of Toledo;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos (Delfina) Tey of Sycamore, Domingo
Martinez of Gonzales, Texas and Mrs. Alicia Martinez of Fostoria; and a
great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Margarita DeLeon of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ariana attended the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wayne.
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 10:30
a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Ron Merritt officiating. Burial will be in
Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the church.
Mildred J. Marshaus
Mildred J. Marshaus, 91, formerly of 955 E.CR 16, died in Autumnwood
Care Center at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.
She was born in Defiance, May 5, 1907, to Walter and Emma (Dickman)
Hilton. Her husband, Carl J. Marshaus, whom she married Dec. 1, 1927, in
Defiance, died Aug. 30, 1986.
Surviving are two sister-in-laws, Mary Marshaus of Defiance and Mrs.
Paul (Ruth) Roehrs of Holgate; and a brother-in-law, Adam Marshaus of Defiance.
She was preceded in death by a half-sister and a half-brother.
An Avon representative, Mrs. Marshaus was a member of the First Christian
The Rev. David Mills will officiate at the 2 p.m. Thursday service
in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour
prior to the service on Thursday.
Memorials maybe made to the church or Community Hospice Care, Tiffin.
Kathryn Mae (Reedy) Felter
Bascom native/Singer retiree
Kathryn Mae (Reedy) Felter, 84, of Oak Harbor Road, Fremont, died Sunday,
Aug. 30, 1998, in Countryside Continuing Care Center.
She was born in Bascom, May 12, 1914, to Henry and Edith (Hockman)
Reedy. Her first husband, Norman ''Pete'' Blymyer and her second husband,
Charles Felter, are both deceased.
Survivors include: two sons, Ross Blymyer of Fremont and James Blymyer
of Clyde; a daughter, Betty Valle of Fremont; three step-daughters, Alice
Johnson of Clyde, Juanita Thoss of Green Springs and Mary Dick of Bexley;
two brothers, George Reedy of Green Springs and Paul Reedy of Fremont;
a sister, Glendora Kieffer of Fremont; eight grandchildren, 28 step-grandchildren,
14 great-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Floyd, Elmer and Louie;
and a sister, Mary Eishen.
Mrs. Felter, a 1935 graduate of Old Fort High School, had been employed
at Singer Controls, Fremont, as a laborer in the coil department, retiring
in 1971 after 25 years of service.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Wonderly-Horvath
Funeral Home, Fremont, where funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Rev. James A. Scott will officiate. Interment will be in Green Springs
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
John Edwin 'Ed' Balliett
Father of Tiffin residents
John Edwin ''Ed'' Balliett, 75, of 227 E. Walnut St., Galion, died
at 11:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in Galion Community Hospital, following
a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Galion, to John C. and Della (Perkins)
Surviving are four sons, Gerald and Paul Balliett, both of Tiffin,
and David and Robert Balliett, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter,
Peggy Balliett, also of St. Petersburg; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A son, Vernon Balliett; a brother, Richard Balliett; and a granddaughter,
Mr. Balliett, a member of Galion First Church of the Nazarene, was
employed as a truck driver for 10 years with Consolidated Freightways and
John Eldred. He later worked for F.G. Egner, C.R. & M and then Foxy's
Tire Center as a mechanic, retiring in 1985.
Services are 11 a.m. today, in the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion,
with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery,
Visitation at the funeral home is 10-11 a.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Joseph M. Phillips
Retired self-employed farmer
Joseph M. Phillips, 83, of 6416 SR 162, Attica, died Sunday, Aug. 30,
1998, in the Bradley Bay Health Center, Bay Village, following a long illness.
He was born in Norwich Township, May 22, 1915, to Frank and Mary (Ruffing)
Phillips. On Nov. 6, 1941, he married Mabel Eberly. She preceded him in
death Sept. 28, 1990.
Suvivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Philip (Mary Jo) Flenner of Jackson,
Mich. and Mrs. Brad (Ruth Anne) Booher of Avon Lake; and five grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Laura Phillips and Alma
Cotner; and three brothers, Edwin, Walter and Florentine Phillips.
Mr. Phillips, who attended Bismark School and Attica High School, resided
at and operated the farm, which was his birthplace, for most of his life.
A life-long member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, rural Bellevue,
he also was a musician, singing and playing guitar in various bands providing
music for many weddings, parties and family celebrations.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Sebastian Catholic Church, with
burial following in the parish cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Foos and
Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue, where a Christian Wake service
will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Casimir ''Al'' Krall
Tiffin resident's father
Casimir ''Al'' Krall, 87, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at his residence
in Tekonsha, Mich.
He was born in Toledo, July 5, 1911, to Anthony and Frances (Tomas)
Krall. His wife, Anna Marie (Wells) Krall, whom he married Aug. 28, 1937,
in Toledo, survives. They had celebrated their 61th wedding anniversary
at their home last Friday.
Other survivors include: two sons, Earl Krall of Coldwater, Mich. and
Carl Krall of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Carol) Harner
of Tiffin and Mary Lee Payne of Bronson, Mich.; six grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ray, Chester, Jerry and Edwin Krall;
and five sisters, Irene Gray, Sophie Swartz, Mrs. Carl (Pat) Kowalski,
Bea Smigielski and Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Sabin.
A brother, Anthony Krall; and three sisters, Annette Krall, Rose Schwind
and Henrietta ''Cookie'' Dugan, are deceased.
Mr. Krall, who served in the Marine Reserves, worked as a machinist
at Kent-Owens Machine Co during World War II. In 1947, he and his wife
moved to the Bronson, Mich. area where they ran Krall's Resort on Gilead
Lake. He also was in business with Cities Service and Standard Oil Company,
where he drove a fuel truck for nearly 20 years as well as running a farm
and Krall's Hilltop Orchard.
A member of the Bronson Knights of Columbus and St. Charles Catholic
Church, he served as Justice of the Peace in East Gilead Township and was
a member of the Civil Air Patrol. In 1971 he moved to Tekonsha, where he
retired from the Coldwater Regional Center in 1976, after 10 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, football and traveling.
Services will be noon Friday in St. Charles Catholic Church, Coldwater,
with cremation following.
Visitation at the Dutcher Funeral Home, Coldwater, will be 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, where the Rosary will be led by the Knights of Columbus at 8
p.m. Visitation at the funeral home also will 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the family to be divided among his favorite
Doris Yvonne (Fields) Ashley
Retired Ashley's Anchor owner
Doris Yvonne (Fields) Ashley, 71, of 725 Buckley St., Fostoria, died
at 10:22 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center,
She was born in Jellico, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1926, to James and Margaret
(Miller) Fields. She first married Joseph C. Siler, Dec. 24, 1945, in Middlesboro,
Ky., and they were divorced. He survives in Defiance. Her second husband,
Hobart J. Ashley, whom she married Oct. 23, 1949, in Neon, Ky. survives
in Holland, Oh. They also were divorced.
Survivors also include: a son, John Ashley of Phoenix, Ariz.; three
daughters, Mrs. Jack (Pamela) Copeland of Defiance, Mrs. Rocky (Candi)
Baker and Mrs. Randy (Tanya) Ferguson, both of Fostoria; four grandchildren
and a great-grandchild; four brothers, Harry Fields of Hamilton, Virgil
and Patrick Fields, both of Monroe, Mich. and Francis Fields of Sandusky;
and two sisters, Mrs. Dena Hill ot Tucson, Ariz. and Mrs. Barbara Shurtz
Mrs. Ashley owned Ashley's Anchor in Fostoria, retiring in 1993.
Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral
Home, Fostoria Chapel, with the Rev. Allen Minton officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Dillon Road Baptist Church.
Lynn E. Dye
Sister of Tiffin resident
Lynn E. Dye, 44, of 509 Conner Drive, Fremont, died in Fremont Memorial
Hospital at 8:21 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
She was born in Upper Sandusky, May 13, 1954, to Harold T. and Sally
(Ramsower) Dye. Her mother survives in Fremont.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gary (Leslie) Plock of rural Tiffin;
a nephew and two great-nephews; and an uncle, Ned Ramsower of McCutchenville.
Her father is deceased.
Miss Dye graduated in 1972 from Fremont Ross High School.
Private family graveside services will be in Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville.
There will be no visitation, but the family will receive relatives
and friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at the home of Sally Dye, 509 Conner
The Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Richard 'Mac' McConahay
Brother of Tiffin resident
Richard ''Mac'' McConahay, 46, of St. Peters, Mo., died Sunday, Aug.
30, 1998, in St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Creve Coeur, Mo.
He was born in Berea, Dec. 31, 1951, to David and Harriett McConahay,
who survive in Marblehead.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dennis (Jan) Affholder and a
niece, Kendell Lee Affholder, both of Tiffin.
A U.S. Navy veteran, having served 1971-75, Mr. McConahay was employed
with Trans World Airlines (TWA) in St. Louis, Mo. for 19 years.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Sackett Cemetery,
Danbury Township, with the Rev. W. Neil Roller, of St. Thomas Episcopal
There will be no visitation. The Gerner-Wolf-Kopchak Funeral Home,
Port Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the National Celiac Spruce Association.
Arlen A. Hickle
Fostoria resident's brother
Word has been received of the death of Arlen A. Hickle, 45, of Dalton,
Ga., who died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Murray County, Ga.
He was born July 9, 1953 in Fremont to Leroy and Bonnie (Ottney) Hickle.
His father survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Ryan and Shawn, both of Fremont;
five brothers, Leroy III, Jeff, Scott and Bruce Hickle, all of Fostoria
and Doyle Hickle of Dalton; four sisters, Linda Fox, Debbie Gilliam, Connie
Twiss and Lori Hickle, all of Fostoria; and nieces and nephews.
His mother and a brother, Todd Hickle, are deceased.
Mr. Hickle was a U.S. Army veteran.
Local services will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the Faith Tabernacle, Summet
Street, Fostoria, with Pastor Bruce Goodwin officiating.
Jerry A. 'Jake' Fitch
Findlay Products Co. employee
Jerry A. ''Jake'' Fitch, 23, of College Avenue, Fostoria, died at 10:32
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, as the result of an auto accident on Hancock
CR 216 near Arcadia. He was born Jan. 9, 1975, in Fostoria to Elmer R.
and Ruby A. (Sartin) Fitch in Fostoria. They both survive.
Other survivors include: his fiance, Stacy Phelps of Fostoria; a brother,
Darrell R. Fitch of Fostoria; two sisters, Renee Fitch of Fostoria and
Mrs. Steve (Melissa) Cook of Tiffin; and maternal grandmother, Florence
Sartin of Wheelwright, Ky.
Mr. Fitch was a 1993 graduate of Fostoria High School and worked for
Findlay Products Co.
The Rev. Donald R. Goodwin will officiate the 1 p.m. Monday service
at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Union
Cemetery, West Independence.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-9 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Rev. John J. Shanahan
Former St. Mary Church priest
The Rev. John J. Shanahan, 75, of the Lima Convalescent Home, died
at 6:18 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. He was born Nov. 6, 1922, to George
and Muriel (Madigan) Shanahan.
Survivors include: two brothers, William Shanahan and David Shanahan
of Winnetka, Ill.; and many neices and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Gerry Tebben and Muriel O'Donnell.
The Rev. Shanahan attended St. Rose, Lima, Elementary School and graduated
from St. Rose High School in 1940. He attended Holy Cross Seminary, Notre
Dame, Ind.; St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, Ind.; and Mount St. Mary
Seminary, Cincinnati. He was ordained May 22, 1948, at Holy Rosary Cathedral,
Toledo, by the Most Rev. Karl J. Alter.
He had many assignments during his 50 years as a priest. He was an
associate pastor at St. Francis de Sales Church and St. Agnes Church, both
of Toledo. From 1964 to 1968, he was pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church,
Fayette, Ohio, and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lyons, Ohio. From 1968 to
1970, he was pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Bono, Ohio. From
1970 to 1983, he was pastor of St. Mary Church, Tiffin, and from 1983 to
1994, pastor of St. Joseph's Church of Ft. Jennings, Ohio.
He retired on July 5, 1994, and took up residence at St. Anthony's
Church in Columbus Grove, Ohio. After retirement, he assisted in prison
ministry at Lima and Allen Correctional Institutes and at various parishes
in the Lima Deanery.
Also, while in the active ministry, he served as instructor of religion
at Mary Manse College, Toledo, from 1956 to 1964. He was Dean of the Tiffin
Deanery from 1970 to 1980. He was chairman of the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission
from 1965 to 1970. He was also judge on the Diocesan Court of Equity from
1983 to 1994.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose
Catholic Church, Lima, with the Most Rev. James R. Hoffman, bishop of Toledo,
officiating. Burial will be at the Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Visitation hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday and 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hogenkamp-Rousculp
Funeral Home, 900 West Grand Ave., Lima.
Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church and
the body will lie in state until 8 p.m., and again on Wednesday morning
at 9 a.m.
Pauline Phillips, 83, resident of Autumnwood Care Center, and formerly
of TR 126, Attica, died following a lengthy illness Friday, Sept. 4, 1998.
She was born Feb. 26, 1915, to the late Joseph and Rose (Wybensinger) Holmer.
On June 16, 1936, she married John A. Phillips at the Reed Assumption Catholic
Church. He preceded her in death in 1978.
Survivors include: a son, Gerald Phillips of Galion; a daughter, Marilyn
Willman of Attica; a brother, Norbert Holmer of Republic; eight grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: a son, James Mark Phillips; a daughter,
Sharon Ann Cook; and two brothers, Walter and Herbert Holmer.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and member of Reed Assumption Catholic
Church and the Altar Rosary Society.
The Rev. Joseph P. Szybka and the Rev. James J. Holmer will officiate
the 10 a.m. Monday service at Reed Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will
be at Reed Assumption Cemetery in Reed Township.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher
Funeral Home, Attica. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Reed Assumption Church, 15030 E. TR 126,
Attica, OH 44807.
Robert Dale McGrady
Robert Dale McGrady, 50, of East SR 101, Clyde, died Thursday, Sept.
3, 1998, at St. Charles Hospital, Oregon. He was born June 14, 1948, to
the late Robert R. and Myrtle Virginia (Maines) McGrady. His step-mother,
Esther McGrady, survives. On May 2, 1997, he married Jennifer (Humphrey)
McGrady, and she survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Robert D. Szente of Tucson, Ariz.;
a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lori) Scherger of Bloomville; three step-sons,
Dave Arnold of Colby, Tom Lozier of Green Springs, and Steve Arnold of
Toledo; three step-daughters, Joan Howerton of Colby, Sue Turner and Jane
Foraker, both of Monroe, Mich.; two brothers, Michael McGrady of Clyde
and Patrick McGrady of Ky.; a sister, Janet Vandergriff of Clyde; a grandmother,
Bessie Maines of Clyde; and three grandchildren.
Mr. McGrady was a York High School graduate and worked for the Labors
Local 480, Sandusky, and the airport in Port Clinton. He served in the
Vietnam War from 1966 to 1970 and received the Purple Heart, Silver Star,
Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Memberships include: Clyde VFW,
Clyde American Legion, Military Order of Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans
of America, National League of Families POW/MIA, Disabled American Veterans,
National Human Rights Committee, Clyde Eagles, American Red Cross, National
League of Families and Veterans Outreach.
The graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McPherson Cemetery,
veteran's section, Clyde.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell-Auxter
Funeral Home, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Regina B. Gerber
Regina B. Gerber, 81, resident of Wyandot County Nursing Home, and
formerly ofrural Upper Sandusky, died 12:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 1998.
She was born Sept. 15, 1916, to Adam and Frances (Dible) Koehler. On Feb.
7, 1937, she married Karl V. Gerber. He died June 30, 1988.
Survivors include: two sons, K. Dennis Gerber and Darl F. Gerber, both
of Upper Sandusky; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Carroll of Northville,
Mich., and Mrs. Lynn (Barbara) Gottfried of Upper Sandusky; a brother,
John D. Koehler of Morral; a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Anna Louise) Keiser of
Nevada; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was a grandchild.
Mrs. Gerber was a 1935 Upper Sandusky High School graduate. She attended
St. Paul Lutheran Church and was a former Sunday School teacher, member
of St. Paul Women of the Church, played in the church bell choir, sang,
and was active in preparing Lenton luncheons at the church.
The Rev. Jerry Elsholz will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service
at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be at Oak Hill
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bringman-Clark and
Co. Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wyandot County Hospice
or Grandpa Ram Scholarship Fund at Upper Sandusky High School.
Richard Lee Baumgardner
Retired U.S. Army master sergeant
Richard Lee Baumgardner, 55, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at his residence
at 686 S. Sandusky St.
He was born in Tiffin, Jan. 3, 1943, to Gaylord M. and Helen (Omlor)
Baumgardner. His mother survives in Tiffin. His wife, Moricha Kim, also
Other survivors include: two sons, Robert Baumgardner of Toledo and
William Baumgardner of Aberdeen, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Mario (Sherry) Guzman
of Fremont; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Jill Baumgardner of Tiffin
and Judy Baumgardner of Scotts Valley, Calif.
His father is deceased.
Mr. Baumgardner retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Army after
23 years of service, having served in Germany, Korea, Japan, Iran and the
A 1961 graduate of Calvert High School, he was a member of St. Mary
Catholic Church and the American Legion.
The Rev. Frank Murd will be the celebrant at the 3 p.m. Wednesday funeral
Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 2:45
p.m. Burial will be in the parish Cemetery, where military graveside rites
will be conducted by the United Veteran's Council.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, with a Parish Wake service at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church or Calvert Foundation.
Elsie R. Evans
Retired Big Wheel cashier
Former Clyde resident, Elsie R. Evans, 81, of West Main Street, Bellevue,
died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Fremont Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Step Rock, Ark., to William and Bertie
(Brown) Coke, and moved to the Clyde area in 1950. On Sept. 11, 1947, she
married Bedford L. Evans. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1964.
Surviving are: three sons, Norman Pratt of Denver, Ind., Glenn Pratt
of Arkansas and Jerry Evans of Clyde; five daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Laveda)
Frank of Bellevue, Mrs. Gary (Sherry) Scott of Mt. Gilead, Mrs. Neil (Nancy)
Meggitt of Bellevue, Mrs. Matthew (Anita Dale) Cullen of Carlisle, Pa.
and Mrs. Robert (Julie) Schell of Fremont; a brother, Carlton Coke of Judsonia,
Ark.; 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Carroll Wayne Pratt; a daughter,
Doris Verlene Case; two brothers, Luther and William Ardell Coke; and an
Mrs. Evans, a member of the First Missionary Church, Clyde, and its
Women's Missions Fellowship, retired as a cashier Dec. 31, 1992, from the
former Big Wheel in Fremont, after 30 years of employment.
Services in the First Missionary Church, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, with
the Rev. Richard Studebaker officiating. Interment will be in McPherson
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the church or for Alzheimer's Research.
Charles L. Sattler
Sattler Chevrolet general manager
Charles L. Sattler, 89, 1033 E. Clinton TR 201, died at 4:55 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 6, 1998, in Delaware Court Health Care Center, Delaware County, Ohio,
where he had been a resident since October 1996.
He was born Feb. 8, 1909, in Mansfield, to Carl F. and Katherine E.
(Koch) Sattler. On May 18, 1935, in Findlay, he married Bernice Smith.
She died Nov. 21, 1996.
Surviving are: three sons, Charles C. ''Sam'' Sattler of Tiffin, Stephen
C. Sattler of Ostrander and Scott L. Sattler, M.D., of Eureka, Calif.;
six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha A.
Craig of Redmond, Wash.
Two brothers, George P. and Richard M. Sattler, also preceded him in
Mr. Sattler, vice president and general manager of the former Sattler
Chevrolet Co. in Tiffin, sold the dealership in 1961. He later retired
as a salesman from the Tiffin Enterprise.
A graduate of Findlay High School and the Ohio State University, he
was a member of many local organizations including the Tiffin Kiwanis Club,
which he served as past president, and the First Presbyterian Church of
Memorial services are at 8 p.m. today in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Richard E. Mahlmann officiating. Graveside services will
be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bell Tower Fund of the First Presbyterian
Jennifer A. (Willman) Siesel
Seneca County native/secretary
Jennifer A. (Willman) Siesel, 28, of 1039 Rousseau Lane, Galloway,
died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5, 1998, in an auto accident in Delaware
She was born June 8, 1970, in Seneca County, to Eugene R. and Rita
A. (Foos) Willman, who survive in Attica. Her husband, Daniel D. Siesel,
whom she married Oct. 21, 1995, also survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Ryan D. Siesel; three sisters, Patricia
Newcomer of Powell, Connie and Karen Willman, both of Columbus; and a brother,
Gerald Willman of Dublin.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Clemens and
Geneva Foos; and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Anna I. Willman.
Mrs. Siesel, a secretary at Newcomer Concrete in Powell, graduated
in 1988 from Seneca East High School and in 1990 as a legal secretary from
An avid walker, she was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Columbus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sts. Peter
and Paul Catholic Church, Attica, with the Rev. Joseph P. Szybka as celebrant.
Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher
Funeral Home, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica, where a Vigil service will be
at 6:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to an educational trust to be setup in Ryan Siesel's
name, in care of the funeral home or Sutton Bank, Attica.
Francis P. 'Skippy' Factor
Francis P. ''Skippy'' Factor, 94, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at
his home in rural Republic, following a sudden illness.
He was born June 8, 1904, in Zanesville, to Charles and Julia (Gerhart)
Factor.He had never married.
Survivors include: a sister, Mrs. Alton (Margaret) Zimmerman of Tiffin;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Robert and Louis;
and two sisters, Catherine Dean and Lucy Starkey.
Mr. Factor had worked as a dairy and grain farmer for most of his life,
retiring in 1976.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the new Republic-Bloomville
home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with
the Rev. Richard Barrell officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery,
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Jeannette H. Mullholand
Jeannette H. Mullholand, 68, of West Jones Street, Fostoria, died at
10:42 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Fostoria July 2, 1930, to the late Benjamin and Arminda
(Taylor) Wyans. On Feb. 23, 1953, in Fostoria, she married Robert W. Mullholand.
He died Dec. 24, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, William ''Bob'' Mullholand of Arcadia and Benjamin
''Ben'' Mullholand of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. James (Cindy) Davis of
Wanchese, N.C.; three sisters, Shirley Wyans of Fostoria, Mrs. William
(Dorothy) Boyd of Rawson and Mrs. Donald (Joan) Mullholand of Kansas, Ohio;
10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A brother, Charles Wyans; and a sister, Betty Watkins, also are deceased.
Mrs. Mullholand, a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentacostal Church of
God, Fostoria, was a homemaker.
The Rev. Donald Goodwin will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday
service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will
be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Mullholand Family.
Leona E. Bertsch
Leona E. Bertsch, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at her home at 137
Charlotte Ave., Bellevue.
Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Marywood, to Charles and Lena (Wurm) Schneider,
she married Walter C. Bertsch, June 15, 1949, at the Sorrowful Mother's
Shrine, Marywood. He survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, John Bertsch of Clyde, Eugene Bertsch
of Columbus and James Bertsch of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Joan Sweet
of Bellevue and Linda Barber of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren and
a great-grandchild; and three brothers, Donald, Claude and Edwin Schneider,
all of Bellevue.
Mrs. Bertsch, a homemaker, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, its Altar-Rosary Society and ICC.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Foos and Son Funeral
Home, Bellevue, where a Rosary service will be at 3:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue,
will be 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.
Wilfred C. 'Bill' Theis
Wilfred C. ''Bill'' Theis, 85, of 22 N. Perry St., New Riegel, died
at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home,
He was born in Big Springs Township, Seneca County, June 5, 1913, to
William and Mary (Huss) Theis. His wife, Esther M. (Zoeller) Theis, whom
he married Oct. 16, 1943, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel,
Also surviving are two sons, Leonard and Dennis Theis, both of New
Riegel; a sister, Clara J. Theis of New Riegel; six grandchildren and two
A son, Staff Sgt. Lawrence W. Theis; and a daughter, Janice R. Theis,
Mr. Theis, a retired farmer and carpenter, was a member of St. Boniface
A 1931 New Riegel High School graduate, he also was a member of Catholic
Knights of Ohio, New Riegel Branch 52, the Farm Bureau and New Riegel Moose
Lodge 872, of which he was a 50-year member.
A funeral Mass in St. Boniface Catholic Church will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
with the Rosary recited at 9:45. The Rev. Leonard Kistler will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 2-5 and 7-9
p.m. Wednesday, where a Wake service will be at 3, and the Rosary, led
by the Catholic Knights of Ohio, recited at 8:45.
Memorials may be made for Masses, St. Boniface Church Renovation Fund
or Catholic Knights of Ohio Seminary Fund.
Patricia A. Hager
Patricia A. Hager, 67, 150 Railroad Street, died in Mercy Hospital
of Tiffin at 8:58 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998.
She was born in Tiffin, March 17, 1931, to the late Arthur and Bertha
(Bolander) Huss. On Sept. 24, 1966, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, she married
Jack D. Hager. He died April 12, 1988.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert A. Hager of Tiffin and David A.
Hager of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Paul and Thomas Huss, both
of Tiffin, and Bernard Huss of Fairview Park; three sisters, Mrs. Gene
(Helen) Packham of Carmel, Ind., Mrs. Richard (Rita) Kappus of Toledo and
Agnes Roth of Tiffin; and three grandchildren.
Two brothers, John and William, are deceased.
A Calvert High School graduate, Mrs. Hager was a homemaker and had
been employed as a waitress at the L & K Restaurant.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Eagles Auxiliary.
A memorial Mass will be at a later date in St. Joseph Church. Burial
will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Visitation also will be at a later date. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Clorinda I. Stocker
Retired BGSU custodial worker
Clorinda I. Stocker, 84, of 8450 N. US 23, Risingsun, formerly of 1224
Sandusky St., Fostoria, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in St. Catherine's
Care Center, Fostoria.
She was born June 22, 1914, in Fostoria, to John L. and Iva G. (Clark)
Alley. Her husband, Clifton Stocker, whom she married Sept. 17, 1933, in
Fostoria, died July 5, 1970.
Surviving are: a son, Charles C. Stocker of Huron; two daughters, Charlene
James of Risingsun and Shirley A. Childers of Fostoria; three brothers,
Ralph and Raymond Alley, both of Fostoria, and Donald Alley of Tiffin;
three sisters, Florence George of Montross, Colo., Mrs. Ed (Joyce) Agater
of Tiffin and Helen Burns of Toledo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by seven brothers, Richard, Clark, John,
James, William, Robert and Carl Alley; and two sisters, Louise Morman and
Mrs. Stocker, a member of Fostoria Church of the Brethren, had been
employed at Bowling Green State University for 12 years as a custodial
worker, retiring in 1982.
Private services and burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Grand
There will be no visitation. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel,
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Cancer Fund, 613 S. Main
St., Findlay, OH 45840.
Janet B. Lichtle
38-year Ohio Bell employee
Janet B. Lichtle, 76, of 2010 Bluestone, Findlay, died in Blanchard
Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay, at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998.
She was born in Toledo April 9, 1922, to Frank and Hazel (Bowman) Pine.
On April 28, 1943, she married Russell J. Lichtle. He died March 17, 1992.
Survivors include: a son, R. Lee Lichtle of Fostoria; two brothers,
Harold R. Beltz of Findlay and Richard H. Beltz of St. Marys, Ohio; and
three sisters, Mrs. John (Moleta) Mitchell and Ms. LaVerne M. Beltz, both
of Findlay, and Mrs. Jeanette Montooth of Springfield, Ill.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Dr. Leslie Anderson
and Warren E. Beltz.
The former owner of Long's Motel, Mrs. Lichtle, retired in 1979 as
an estimate assigner from the Ohio Bell Telephone Co., where she had been
employed for 38 years.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Findlay.
A funeral Mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church East, Findlay, will
be 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
There will be no visitation. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria,
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association or a charity of the donor's