|Edward J. Boehler
Eddie's Radio/TV Repair owner
Edward J. Boehler, 75, 358 W. Market St., died at 7:05 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 7, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center.
He was born in Tiffin, Sept. 24, 1922, to Urban and Cecilia (Harter)
Boehler. On Aug. 21, 1948, in St. Mary's Church, Tiffin, he married Pauline
Eberly. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Michael, John and Timothy Boehler,
all of Tiffin; six daughters, Mrs. James (Dianne) White of Tennessee, Mrs.
Brad (Carol) Woodward of Arcadia, Barbara Schindler, Mrs. Stephen (Mary)
Roessner, Rosalie Boehler, Te- resa Roessner and Mrs. Scott (Charlotte)
Keefe, all of Tiffin; a sister, Cecilia Dauterman of Bowling Green; 29
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Catherine Rose Boehler; a brother,
four sisters and a grandchild.
Mr. Boehler, a radio and TV repairman, was the owner of Eddie's Radio
and TV Repair. He also had been employed as a tank fitter at the American
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theater,
he was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a member of
its Holy Name Society. He also served as a communion dis- tributor at the
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, in St. Mary's Catholic
Church, with the Rosary recited at 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Richard Dunn and
the Rev. Frank A. Murd will be the co-celebrants. Burial will be in the
parish Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by
the United Veterans Council.
Visitation at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where a Wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Calvert High SchoolFoundation or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Albert H. Baker
Clyde area farmer
Albert H. Baker, 85, of East Maple Street, Clyde, died in Fremont,
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998.
He was born in Clyde, Oct. 13, 1912, to John E. and Orpha (Butz) Baker.
His wife, Doris (Diment) Baker, whom he married Oct. 12, 1940, survives.
Also surviving are a nephew and a great-nephew.
A sister, Geneva Whitehead; and two brothers, Gladdon and Gordon Baker,
Mr. Baker, a farmer, graduated in 1931 from York High School.
A life-long Clyde area resident, he was a member of the First United
Methodist Church, Clyde and Sandusky County Farm Bureau.
The Rev. John Bailey will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday
service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral- Home, Clyde. Interment will be
in McPherson Ceme- tery, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home is 7-8 p.m. today and one hour prior
to the service on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Adair Bedell Van Nette Jr.
Former Tiffin State Hospital employee
Adair Bedell Van Nette Jr., 80 of 6546 Harbour Blvd., Panama City Beach,
Fla., died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in a local hospital. He had been a resident
of the Panama City Beach area since 1991, coming here from Palmetto, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Van Nette of Panama City Beach;
three sons, Adair Van Nette III of Panacea, Fla., Terrance Van Nette of
Orlando, Fla. and Randall Van Nette of Panama City Beach; two grandchildren;
and two sisters, Ms. Carmen Bretz of Columbus and Ms. Joanne Berkel of
St. Louis, Mo.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Van Nette had been employed as
superintendent of maintenance at the former State Hospital in Tiffin for
25 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Faith.
The Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City Beach, is in charge
Beverly Jean Messmer
Westinghouse Inc. retiree
Beverly Jean Messmer, 65, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998,
at her residence at 811 E. Findlay St., Lot 26, Carey.
She was born in Carter County, Wilson Creek, Ky., July 23, 1933, to
the late Hartford Alexander and Nancy Margaret (Brown) Nunley. Her husband,
Charles W. Messmer, whom she married April 7, 1954, in Liberty, Ind., survives.
Other survivors include: Two sons, Charles E. Messmer of Nevada and
William D. Messmer of Carey; three daughters, Mrs. Steven (Pamela) Gossman
and Mrs. Roger (Brenda) Phillips, both of Carey and Mrs. Kenneth (Babs
L.) Atwell of Upper Sandusky; 15 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Geneva Deal of
Carey, Fred Nunley of Argillite, Ky., Mrs. Ed (Evelyn) Warden of Springfield,
Joan Morrison of Ashland, Ky., Phillip Nunley of Rush, Ky., James Ray Nunley
of Graceland, Ky. and Mrs. Marshall (Doris) Barr of Shepherdville, Ky.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Hartford Jr. and Donald Edward
Nunley; and a sister, Virginia Halterman.
Mrs. Messmer, a member of the Carey Conservation Club, retired from
Westinghouse Inc. in Upper Sandusky.
She also was a member of Harvest Time Chapel, Vanlue, and her hobbies
include playing the banjo, quilting and canning.
The Rev. Ray Fischer will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Saturday service
in the Harvest Time Chapel. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-5
and 7-9 p.m. Friday and at the church 1 p.m. until time of the service
Memorials may be made to the Beverly Messmer Memorial Fund, in care
of Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316-1169.
Paul Eugene Pence
Brother of Tiffin residents
Memorial services for Paul Eugene Pence, 68, who died Wednesday, Sept.
2, 1998, will be 3:30 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Destin,
Beach Drive, Destin, Fla.
He was born in Bellefontaine and lived in the Destin area for many
years and was well known by the whole Destin fleet.
Surviving are a friend, Ms. Lois Mann and her children, Tim and Donna
Barnett, Greg Mann, Cindy McCabe and grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald
Pence of Foley, Ala., Richard Pence of Masedonia and Olin Pence of Fremont;
and five sisters, Jean Mann and Barbara Gatton, both of Tiffin, Cintra
Eshenbrenner of Akron, Judy Bernard of Clyde and Sharon Banister of Charlotte,
Mr. Pence, a great fisherman, was well known for his inventions. He
enjoyed the ocean and helped many fishermen to fish and also protect the
Following the memorial service family and friends will depart for the
harbor to return his ashes to the Gulf which he loved.
The Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach,
Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Florence A. Weimerskirk
Former Arrow Lane resident
Florence A. Weimerskirk, 94, formerly of 10 Arrow Lane, died at 12:55
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in St. Francis Home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1904, in Fostoria, to Louis and Sabina (Solari)
Botto. On May 28, 1940, in Notre Dame Chapel, Notre Dame, Ind., she married
Howard E.Weimerskirk. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1998.
Surviving are a nephew, James E. Boulboulle of Fostoria; a niece, Brenda
Weimerskirch of Tiffin; and several great nieces and nephews.
A sister, Helen B. Boulboulle, is also deceased.
Mrs. Weimerskirk, a St. Wendelin High School graduate, was a member
of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Mercy Hospital
A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church,
where the rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Msgr. Edward Dunn will be
the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral
Mass on Saturday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Christopher P. Massie
Fremont Plastics employee
Christopher P. Massie, 25, of TR 75, Green Springs, died at his residence,
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998.
He was born in Toledo, Aug. 27, 1973, to Benner H. Jr. and Lona L.
(Twiss) Massie. His mother survives in Clyde.
Survivors also include: his fiance, Margaret M. Snouffer of Tiffin;
three brothers, Timothy M., Thomas M. and Richard L. Massie, all of Clyde;
three sisters, Tina Roeser, Teresa Barger and Tanna Massie, all of Clyde;
and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were his father in 1991; his grandparents
and a niece.
Mr. Massie, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tififn, was employed
as a machine operator for five years at Fremont Plastics.
Services in the Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont, will be 2 p.m.
Visitation at the funeral home is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lula Rachel Vandergriff
Lula Rachel Vandergriff, 93, formerly of Hill Street, Clyde, died in
the Arbors of Clyde, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998.
She was born in Red Bank, Tenn., Aug. 23, 1905, to Jack and Laura (Price)
Gadd. On June 21, 1923, she married Jacob Vandergriff. He died Jan. 23,
A daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hill of Ellabelle, Ga.; five grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, survive.
A son, Jacob N. Vandergriff; and a daughter, Edith Brackett, are also
The last of her family, Mrs. Vandergriff was a homemaker and a member
of the First Missionary Church, Clyde. She had resided in the Clyde area
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home,
Clyde, with the Rev. Richard Studebaker officiating. Burial will be in
Bakertown Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Charles F. Wagner
Retired Kelsey Hayes Foundry employee
Charles F. Wagner, 71, of Sandusky Co. Rd. 175, Clyde, died Thursday,
Sept. 10, 1998 at Fremont Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1926,
to Emmanuel and Caroline (Zehner) Wagner; both have passed away. On Jan.
7, 1950, he married Alice Durnwald and she survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Junior (Mary) Lopez of Clyde;
five brothers, Donald, Albert, Gilbert, Vincent, and Thomas, all of Fremont;
a sister, Sr. Mary Margaret of Whitehouse, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were four brothers, William, John, Nicholas,
and Paul Wagner; and an infant sister.
Mr. Wagner was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, a U.S. Army war
veteran, and worked as cuplow tender at Kelsey Hayes Foundry. He retired
in 1991. He was a member of the Fremont Moose and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at
the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont. Burial will be St. Joseph cemetery.
Visitation hours are from 3-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 13, at the Mitchell-Auxter
Funeral Home, Clyde with Christian wake services at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph High School Education Fund.
Monna I. Altvater
Co-owner Altvater Marathon Dist.
Monna I. Altvater, 68, of 14664 U.S. Rte. 30, Upper Sandusky, died
in her home at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998. She was born June
18, 1930, to Raymond L. and Maude (Clinger) Foltz; both are deceased. On
April 9, 1950, she married Clair Mike Altvater in her parents' home, and
Other survivors include: three sons, Fredrick R. Altvater of Bluffton,
Daniel L. Altvater of Upper Sandusky, and Patrick M. Altvater of Arlington,
Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Foltz.
Mrs. Altvater was a homemaker, co-owner and secretary of C & M
Altvater Marathon Distributors for 45 years. She graduated in 1948 from
Mt. Blanchard High School. Member of the former Bethany Lutheran Church
choir, choir director, church pianist, and superintendent of the Children's
Sunday School. She was an active member of the Bethany-North Salem Lutheran
Church choir, pianist and member of Women of the Church. A past president
of Bethany-Wharton Hospital Guild, past County officer of the Hospital
Guild, and Friendly Visitation Hospital Guild, former Upper Sandusky High
School music parent and Ram Boosters member, Salem Grange, and former Lincoln
The Rev. John Baker will officiate the 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 12, 1998,
service at the North Salem Lutheran Church, rural Upper Sandusky. Burial
will be at the Schoenberger Cemetery, west of Upper Sandusky.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m today at the Bringman-Clark
Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to: North Salem Lutheran Church; Wyandot Memorial
Hospital; Diabetic Association; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Virginia Hogue
Mary Virginia Hogue, 91, of 6911 Sandusky Cty. Rd. 191, Bellevue, died
in the Bellevue Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, from a brief illness.
She was born March 20, 1907, to Charles Alonzo and Margaret E. (Davis)
Cox in Columbus. On July 18, 1928, she married John F. Hogue; he died in
Surviving include: a son, Dwight D. Hogue of Bellevue; a half-sister,
Winifred Dolly (Cox) Van Dyke of Delaware, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and
Preceding her in death were a son, Gary Ronald Hogue; a sister and
Mrs. Hogue owned and operated Hogue's Market in Shelby from 1945 to
1961, then co-founded Hogue's IGA in Bellevue in 1961 in partnership with
her husband and son. She retired in 1988. Memberships included: Seybert
United Methodist Church; Four County Young at Heart Senior Citizens; Lyme
Village Historic Society; E.O. Merry Chapter 13; Order of Eastern Star,
all of Bellevue, and Town and Country Theatre, Norwalk.
The Rev. Joseph E. Sopher, pastor of Seybert United Methodist Church,
will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, service at St. Paul's
United Church of Christ, Bellevue. Burial will be at the Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation hours are 3-9 p.m., today at the Foos & Son Funeral
Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue.
Memorials may be made to: Seybert United Methodist Church, 422 W. Main
St. Bellevue; Bellevue Hospital Foundation, 811 Northwest St., Bellevue;
and Four County Young at Heart, 690 Flat Rock Rd., Bellevue.
Dale John Thorbahn
Dale John Thorbahn, 61, of Oak Harbor, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998,
at H.B. Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton. He was born on July 4, 1937, to
Carl and Marie (Schultz) Thorbahn-Overmeyer. On August 6, 1977, in Swanton,
Ohio, he married Evelyn C. Gaietto, and she survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Daniel D. (Brenda) Thorbahn, and
Douglas D. (Michelle) Thorbahn, all of Oak Harbor; three step-sons, Mark
Potteiger of Fostoria, Jeffery (Linda) Potteiger of Tiffin, and Richard
(Jenna) Potteiger of Maumee; a step-daughter, Jayne (Kurt) Ragon of Arlington,
Texas; a brother, Melvin (Donna Lou) Thorbahn of Newark, Ohio; nine grandchildren;
seven step-grandchildren; and one great-step-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were a son, Dennis ''Denny'' Thorbahn; a step-son,
Gary Potteiger; and step-father, Fred Overmeyer.
Mr. Thorbahn had been working as a mechanic for Tri Motors Sales, Inc.,
Oak Harbor for the past 20 years. Prior to this, he was a co-owner of DDM
Sales and Services, Oak Harbor, and also was a mechnic for Nehls Sales
and Srvice, Oak Harbor. Mr. Thorbahn was a member of the Oak Harbor United
Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge 495 F & AM, where he served as a member
of the Fellow Craft Team; Portage Township Volunteer Fire Department for
many years, in which he served as fire chief from 1973-1975; Toussaint
Founders Club; and he enjoyed playing euchre.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998,
at the Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor.
Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at the Robinson-Henn-Brossia
Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, from 2-9 p.m., with the family present from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. The Portage Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct
services at7 p.m. on Saturday evening and the Masonic Lodge 495 F &
AM will conduct services at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Oak Harbor United Methodist
Church; Portage Township Volunteer Fire Department; or the Oak Harbor Masonic
Lodge 495 F & AM.
Lloyd E. Robinson
Retired truck driver
Lloyd E. Robinson, 80, formerly of 1379 E. Woodland Ave., Tiffin, died
at 10:33 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Fremont Memorial Hospital, where
he had been a patient for eight days. He had resided at Gibsonburg Health
Center since May 1997.
He was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Michigan, to the late Charles H. and
Minnie M. (Coolidge) Robinson. On July 20, 1965, in Shalerville, he married
Fannie Mae Frost Smith, who survives.
Other survivors include four sons and three daughters: Lloyd C., Thomas
J., Duane and James A. Robinson of Fostoria, Tiffin, Cromers, and Findlay,
respectively; Alora Mae Springer of Gladwin, Mich.; Christina Bigelow of
Saginaw, Mich.; and Evelyn Ogden of Beaverton, Mich. Two step-sons and
three step-daughters also survive: Jerry Smith of Florence, Ala.; James
A. Smith of Dublin, Ohio; Connie Jewell and Patricia A. Benavidez, both
of Tiffin; and Edith England of Waterloo, Ala. In addition, 37 grandchildren,
27 great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles Robinson of Tiffin, and many
nieces and nephews survive.
Three sisters are deceased.
Mr. Robinson was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War
II, and he was a truck driver for 32 years before retiring. He had lived
most of his life in Tiffin.
The Rev. Nolan Blakkolb will officiate at graveside services at 11
a.m. on Monday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin. Burial will be in
Little Mexico, Mexicao, Ohio, where a military graveside service will be
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Gary R. Walter
Father of Carey residents
Gary R. Walter, 66, of 900 Eulalia Ave., Apt. 308, Upper Sandusky,
died at 1:14 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in St. Vincent Medical Center,
Toledo. He had been involved in a train/pedestrian accident in Upper Sandusky.
Born July 19, 1932, in Carey, to the late Ira Russell and Elizabeth
(England) Walter, he married Dorothy J. Elliott Dixon.
He is survived by: two sons, Jerry and Jeff Walter, both of Carey;
three daughters, Marla Rumner and Mrs. William (Brenda) Messmer, both of
Carey, and Joni Cress of Lima; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Harlow Walter, a sister, Noreen
Denney De-Rolf, and two infant sisters.
A graduate of the Ohio School for the Deaf, Columbus, Mr. Walter had
worked at Swan Rubber in Carey for 17 years and at Carey Plastics for 12
years. A member of Heritage Baptist Church in Upper Sandusky, he was active
in Wyandot County Senior Citizens. He was an avid sports fan who followed
the Carey teams and Ohio State football.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral
Home with Pastor E.B. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove
Cemetery in Carey.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Gary R. Walter Memorial Fund in care of
the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.
Dorothy R. Hickle
Dorothy R. Hickle, 80, of 5373 Twp. Hwy 98, Carey, died at 2:35 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Eaglewood Care Center, Carey.
She was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Carey, to Elmer and Jessie (Clinger)
Strahm, who are deceased. She married Howard K. Hickle, who died in 1969.
Survivors are: two brothers, Robert Strahm of Nashport, and Leland
Strahm of Carey; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Bevington of Toledo,
Mrs. Carroll (Gertrude) Powers of Monroe, Mich., and Mrs. Bill (Norma Jean)
Smith of Carey.
Three brothers and a sister are deceased: Clarence, Harold, and Lawrence
Strahm and Helen Breitigam.
A member of the Protestant faith, Mrs. Hickle was a homemaker and had
retired from Westinghouse, Inc., Upper Sandusky.
The funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the Stombaugh Memorial
Funeral Home, Carey, where the Rev. Brett Kelly will officiate. Burial
will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Vistation will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Assembly Church or to the donor's
Alice G. Dickson Distl
Mother of Tiffin resident
Alice G. Dickson Distl, 88, formerly of 147 Wolfe Ave., Mansfield,
Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 in St. Francis Home of Tiffin following
an extended illness. She had lived at St. Francis for the past two years.
She was born July 21, 1910, in Shelby, residing in the Mansfield area
for most of her life.
Surviving are: a son, Dan Distl of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dick
(Judy) Edmond of Tiffin; five grandchildren, including Todd Edmond of Tiffin;
and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Clayton and Almeda (Stevens)
Dickson; her husband, Daniel J. Distl, who died in 1970; a brother, Wallace
Dickson; and a sister, Genevieve Horner.
The Rev. Jan Kucera of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Tiffin, will conduct
funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wappner Funeral Directors, 98
S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Mansfield.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin,
Haley Elaine Weese
Daughter of Upper Sandusky residents
Haley Elaine Weese, 7, of 500 Highland Parkway, Apt. 5B, Upper Sandusky,
diedat 1:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at her residence. She had suffered
a two-year illness from a brain malignancy.
She was born Oct. 31, 1990, in Marion, to Kim L. Weese and Wendy Van
Bibber, who both survive in Upper Sandusky.
Also surviving: are her step-mother, Tina Stansbery Weese; maternal
grandmother, Marilyn Shaw of Chillicothe; maternal grandfather, Thomas
VanBibber, Jr., of Washington Court House; paternal grandmother, Ethna
Morrow of Morgantown, W.Va.; step-grandparents, James and Opal Stansbery
of Upper Sandusky; great-grandparents, Thomas and Joann VanBibber of Upper
Sandusky and Thomas and Shirley Souther of Washington Court House; great,
great-grandparents Homer and Faye Conaway of Washington Court House and
Fred and Garna Dalton of Florida. Additional survivors are: two half-brothers,
John Weese of Mt. Gilead, and Joseph Weese, of Kirby; a half-sister, Quianna
Douglas, two step-brothers, Mark and Andy Fredritz, and a step-sister,
Leanna Fredritz, all of Upper Sandusky.
Haley's illness prevented her from being a second-grader at Union School,
Upper Sandusky. She had attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Marion, collected
Barbie dolls, and especially loved cats and dogs.
The Rev. Cathy Wirth will conduct graveside services at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bringman-Clark &
Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.
Memorials may be made to the Haley E. Weese Memorial Fund in care of
the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Mary A. Schank
American Standard retiree
Mary A. Schank, 77, 2996 E. TR 122, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11,
1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Carey, to John and Lenora (Fox) Kummerer.
On Oct. 20, 1945, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, she married Ralph Schank.
Other survivors include: three sons, James and Richard Schank, both
of Tiffin and Thomas Schank of Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Doris)
Raitz of Tiffin and Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Beddow of Streamwood, Ill.; two
sisters, Freda Beard of Sycamore and Rita Schank of Tiffin; a brother,
John Kummerer of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Joseph and Louis Kummerer;
and two sisters, Ruth Kummerer and Agnes Reiter.
A 1939 Calvert High School graduate, Mrs. Schank retired from the American
Standard after 13 years of employment.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society
and the Josephines.
A funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church,
where the Rosary will be recited at 11:15 a.m. The Rev. James Say and the
Rev. Timothy Kummerer (Mrs. Schank's nephew), will be the co-celebrants.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Home, where a Parish Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Retired railroad signalman
Harlowe Tuck, 91, of 3113 S. Broadway, Green Springs, died at 10:05
p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in the Arbors at Clyde, where he had resided
since May 14.
He was born in Tiffin, Dec. 18, 1906, to Wayne and Iva (Drown) Tuck.
His wife, Patricia (Fitch) Tuck, survives.
Survivors also include: a son, Gary W. Tuck of Bowling Green; four
daughters, Eleanor Jenkins of Milan, Nancy Springer of Collins, Shirley
Mackey of Winona Lake, Ind. and Bonnie Kruse of Bellevue; 16 grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
A brother, Gordon Tuck; and two sisters, Dorothy Hoy and Marjorie Troup,
Mr. Tuck, a 1925 graduate of Clyde High School, had been employed as
a signalman for the Nickel Plate (N&W) Railroad, retiring after 48
years of employment.
The Rev. Lori Burdette-Steele will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday service in the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs. Burial
will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour before the service
Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Lloyd E. Robinson
Retired truck driver
Lloyd E. Robinson, 80, formerly of 1379 W. Woodland Ave., died at 10:33
a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Fremont Memorial Hospital, where he had
been a patient for eight days. He had resided at Gibsonburg Health Center
since May 1997.
He was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Michigan, to Charles H. and Minnie M.
(Coolidge) Robinson. His wife of 33 years, Fannie Mae Frost Smith Robinson,
whom he married July 20, 1965, in Shalerville, survives.
Other survivors include four sons: Lloyd C., Thomas J., Duane and James
A. Robinson of Fostoria, Tiffin, Cromers, and Findlay, respectively; three
daughters, Alora Mae Springer of Gladwin, Mich., Christina Bigelow of Saginaw,
Mich. and Evelyn Ogden of Beaverton, Mich.; two step-sons and three step-daughters,
Jerry Smith of Florence, Ala., James A. Smith of Dublin, Ohio, Connie Jewell
and Patricia A. Benavidez, both of Tiffin and Edith England of Waterloo,
Ala.; 37 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Robinson
of Tiffin; and many nieces and nephews.
Two sons, William E. and Jerry Lee Robinson; three brothers and three
sisters are deceased.
Mr. Robinson, a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II,
was employed as a truck driver for 32 years before retiring. He had lived
most of his life in Tiffin.
The Rev. Nolan Blakkolb will be the officiate at 11 a.m. Monday graveside
service in Little Mexico Cemetery, Mexico, Ohio, where military graveside
services also will be conducted.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Anna M. Frederick
Anna M. Frederick, 82, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at her home at
39 Fostoria St.
She was born in Alvada, July 5, 1916, to Joseph T. and Mary V. (Theis)
Reinhart. Her husband, Charles L.M. Frederick, whom she married Nov. 25,
1937, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, preceded her in death Oct.
Survivors include: a son, Robert A. Frederick of Greenfield, Ind.;
twodaughters, Evone A. Curry of Tiffin and Mrs. John (Donna M.) McDermott
of Interlochen, Mich.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;
three sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were a grandson; six brothers, Jerome,
Anselm, Linus, Urban, Cyril and Florian Reinhart; and six sisters, Catherine
Schalk, Philomena Kirian, Loretta Arbogast, Hilda Reinhart, Corinne Williams
and Elenor Wall.
A homemaker and the last member of her family, Mrs. Frederick was a
member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
She also was a member of Catholic Knights of Ohio New Riegel Branch
52 and served as a volunteer in the library at St. Mary School.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rev. Ron Schock and the Rev. William Rose as co-officiants. The
Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will
be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 2-9 p.m. Monday,
where a Wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary School Library Fund or a charity
of the donor's choice.