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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
Fostoria resident
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
4-year-old daughter
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
Avon representative
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 Church.
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 Cemetery.
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) Balliett.
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, are deceased.
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, Galion.
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 charities.

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, Toledo.
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 of Holland.
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 Drive, Fremont.
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 Church, officiating.
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
Tiffin resident
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
Clyde resident
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
Homemaker
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 Cemetery.
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 survives.
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 United States.
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 infant sister.
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 Cemetery.
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 death.
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 Tiffin.
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 Church.

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 County.
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 Columbus State.
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
Retired farmer
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, Tiffin.
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
Fostoria homemaker
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
Bellevue homemaker
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
Retired farmer/carpenter
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, Fostoria.
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, survives.
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 great-grandchildren.
A son, Staff Sgt. Lawrence W. Theis; and a daughter, Janice R. Theis, are deceased.
Mr. Theis, a retired farmer and carpenter, was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
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
Tiffin homemaker
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 Patricia Frontz.
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 Rapids, Ohio.
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 choice.


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