|Beatrice G. Howell
Retired school teacher
Beatrice G. Howell, 89, of 17 W. New Haven St., Bloomville, died Thursday
evening, Oct 15, 1998, in Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 6, 1909 in Henry County to R.K. and Adah (Ward) Dunbar.
On March 31, 1934, in Decatur, Ind., she married Luther Howell, who survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Larry Howell of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter,
Phoebe A. Nye of Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Adrienne Howell
of Tipp City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Albert C. Howell, formerly
of Tipp City; a brother, Ward Dunbar; and a sister, Frances Gilliland.
Mrs. Howell graduated from Napoleon High School in 1928 and received
a two-year diploma from Bowling Green State University in the early 1930's.
After practice teaching in Toledo, she taught in several one-room schools
in Henry County. Before retiring, she had completed another 22 years of
teaching at Bloomville Elementary School and held a Life Teacher's Certificate.
Having traveled extensively, Mrs. Howell and her husband visited Alaska,
Hawaii, Europe, Mexico and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. They had spent
several winters in Silver Ridge and Apache Junction, Arizona. An active
member of Bloomville United Methodist Church, she and her husband were
chaperones and sound equipment personnel for Youth Musical. She was a former
officer for the Mansfield District United Methodist Women, a former Girl
Scout leader and 25-year 4-H leader. Her other memberships included: Bloom
Grange, Luella Chapter OES, Bloomville; Bliss Library Board; No Name Club;
and Bloom Twp. Interaction Council.
A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, with the
Rev. Gary Hicks and Rev. Robert Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Hoy
Cemetery, Napoleon, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Home Care, Tiffin. The Lindsey-Olds
Funeral Home in Bloomville is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Eugene Schiefer
Paul Eugene Schiefer, 73, of 6746 Sandusky Ave., Chatfield, died at
1:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, in Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Chatfield, to the late Frederick J. and
Elizabeth (Geiger) Schiefer. He married Dorothy J. Bowman on Aug. 30, 1952.
Other survivors include: a son, Robert Schiefer of Chatfield; a daughter,
Mrs. Mark (Deb) Harrison of Willard; a granddaughter, Crystal Bishop of
Willard; and several nieces and nephews.
The last of his family, three sisters and two brothers preceded him
Following graduation from Chatfield High School in 1942, Mr. Schiefer
became a logger. He was an avid coon hunter, fisherman and bowler. A lifelong
resident of the Chatfield area, he was a member of College Hill United
Church of Christ.
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with
Pastor Dan Ward officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral
Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus.
Memorials may be made to the church or the American Heart Association.
Scott A. Burns
Scott A. Burns, 43, of W. Smith St., Gibsonburg, died at his home on
Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998.
He was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Bowling Green to Millard and Winifred
(Black) Burns. On June 24, 1974, in Gibsonburg, he married Lori M. Massie,
Other surviors are: his father, Millard of Fremont; a daugher, Amanda
Jo, at home; brothers Jim Helle of Fremont, Dick Burns of Genoa, and Bill
Burns of Perrysburg; and two sisters, Kathy Weishuhn of Gibsonburg and
Terri Bates of Toledo.
Preceding him in death were his mother and a sister, Jennifer.
Mr. Burns had been employed as a driver/rigger for Atlas Industries
and formerly worked at Chemitrol. He enjoyed camping.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nopper-Veh Funeral
Home, Gibsonburg. Burial will be at West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.
Visitation will be 7-9 Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Amanda's education fund.
Tulah I. Loescher
Former Red Cross executive director
Tulah I. Loescher, 80, 85 Oil St., died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16,
1998, in the Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided for six and
a half months.
She was born in Pineville, La., Aug. 6, 1918, to Corray and Sadie Mae
(Payne) Ellis Parker. On July 9, 1944, in Baton Rouge, La., she married
Arthur W. Loescher. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1989.
Surviving are: two sons, Arthur P. Loescher of Amelia and Mark W. Loescher
of Galion; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Janis) Marks of Tiffin and Miss
Martha Loescher of Columbus; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Donna O'Neil, and two
brothers, Col. Carl and Thomas Parker.
Mrs. Loescher had been employed as a former weekday education teacher
and executive director of the American Red Cross.
A member of Faith Baptist Chapel and the Royal Neighbors of America,
she was a 1936 graduate of Istrouma High School and attended Louisiana
State University and Baton Rouge Business College.
Services in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be 10:30 a.m. Monday,
with the Rev. Thomas Claus officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 p.m. today and one hour before
the service on Monday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Vincent C. Theis
New Riegel businessman
Former New Riegel resident, Vincent C. Theis, 92, a resident of St.
Francis Home since 1984, died at 7:16 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in the
Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
He was born in New Riegel, April 20, 1906, to Joseph and Sophia (Wagner)
Survivors include: a nephew, Walter Theis of Roseville, Minn.; a grand-nephew
and grand-niece; and many cousins in the Tiffin/New Riegel area.
Two brothers, Milton and Herman Theis, are also deceased.
Mr. Theis, a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, retired
as the owner/operator, for many years, of the Theis Coal and Building Supply
Company in New Riegel.
A member of Moose Lodge 872 for 65 years and the Catholic Knights of
Ohio 52 for 55 years, both of New Riegel, he was a graduate of St. Wendelin
High School and attended Heidelberg College.
The Rev. Leonard Kistler will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Tuesday
Funeral Mass in St. Boniface Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be
recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Home, with the Catholic Knights of Ohio Rosary service at 8 p.m. followed
by a Parish Wake service at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Knights of Ohio Vocation Education
Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Maudine E. Heiserman
Retired John B. Rogers seamstress
Maudine E. Heiserman, 80, of Liberty Street, Fostoria, died in the
Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
She was born in Fostoria, June 13, 1918, to Clarence E. and Lelah (Hartman)
Needles. On Sept. 6, 1937, in Fostoria, she married Leland H. Heiserman.
Other survivors include: a son, David L. Heiserman of Columbus; a daughter,
Gretchen K. Heiserman of Bellevue; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, Eugene Needles, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Heiserman, a 1936 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in
1976 as a seamstress from John B. Rogers Productions, where she had been
employed for 10 years.
She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home,
Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Jackson Township, Seneca County.
Visitation at the funeral home will be two hours (9-11 a.m.) before
the service on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Leone M. Good
Former Fostoria homemaker
Leone M. Good, 81, formerly of Fostoria, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17, 1998, at her residence in Tampa, Fla.
She was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Fostoria, to Fred and Rose (Vitte) Sherlock.
Her husband, Eldon E. Good, whom she married in Indiana, died May 31, 1990.
Surviving are a son, Charles L. Good of Groveport; four daughters,
Mrs. Arthur (Shirley) Frazier of Tampa, Mrs. Richard (Susie) Dietz of Bellevue,
Mrs. William (Sharon) Conaway of Kansas City, Kan. and Dr. Sally Good of
Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, step-father, Dayton Adelsperger;
and a son, Dayton C. Good.
A homemaker, Mrs. Good was a former member of the Fostoria Country
Club, Fostoria Womans Club and Fostoria Garden Club.
She was very active in Girl Scouting and Campfire Girls and was a former
president of the Campfire Girls Board and a member of the Campfire Girls
Mrs. Good also served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and
Fostoria Community Hospital.
A graduate of Bettsville High School, she attended Tampa University
The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will be the officiant at the 1:30 pm. Wednesday
service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be
in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation for the family will be private.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mildred B. 'Pat' Welker
Mildred B. ''Pat'' Welker, 88, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17,
1998, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, where she resided.
Born Nov. 5, 1909, in Fostoria, to Joseph and Ellen (Kuhn) O'Malley,
she married William R. Welker, Sept. 5, 1933, in St. Wendelin Catholic
Church, Fostoria. He preceded her in death in 1973.
Survivors include: a son, William L. Welker of Maumee; three daughters,
Barbara Ellen Welker of Parma Heights, M. Suzanne Gloyd of Inverness, Fla.
and Marilyn L. Welker of Columbus; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Three sisters and a brother also are deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Welker was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church
and its Rosary Altar Society, Circle of Mercy, Daughers of Isabella, Emblem
Club, Fostoria Woman's Club and the Secular Franciscan Order.
A funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the parish
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where the Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and a Wake service is
at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Fund or the church.
Donald E. Ohl
Retired auto body technician/mechanic
Donald E. Ohl, 57, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 1998, at his
home at 3-C Halbedel St., Upper Sandusky.
He was born in Crawford County, June 4, 1941, to the late Owen F. and
Dorothy E. (Dutcher) Ohl. He first married Marlene Plott in June 1965,
and they were divorced. In 1983 he married Barbara Billock, and they also
were divorced. He later married Debra Weaver in 1992, and they were divorced.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Jodie) Snyder of Carey; two
step-children, Kris Niederkohr and Rick Weaver, both of Upper Sandusky;
a granddaughter and step-grandchild; two brothers, Albert F. and Owen J.
Jr. Ohl, both of the Upper Sandusky area; and a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Norma)
Babcock of Tiffin.
His brother, William F. Ohl, died June 19, 1975.
A retired auto body technician and mechanic, Mr. Ohl was a member of
the Protestant faith. He enjoyed the outdoors and working in his garden.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home,
Sycamore, with the Rev. Van Fisher officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant
View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Wyandot Health Foundation or Wyandot Manor,
Dorothy R. Fry
Dorothy R. Fry, 86, of West Main Street, Bellevue, died in The Arbors
of Clyde, Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, following a long illness.
She was born in Seneca County, April 29, 1912, to Timothy and Loney
Mae(Eberhard) Stout. Her husband, Willard Leroy ''W.L.'' Fry, whom she
married June 1, 1930, died April 6, 1998.
Survivors include: three sons, Robert Paul Fry of Clyde, Arthur Burdelle
Fry of Bellevue and Herbert Dale Fry of Cincinnati; a daughter, Mrs. Alvie
(Idona) Rohrbacher-Hay of Green Springs; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Erma Jean (Stout) Mook of Clyde.
Preceding her in death were two sons, Ralph Eugene and Richard Leroy
Fry; a daughter, Bonnie Brooks; a great-granddaughter, Gwendolyn Kessler;
and a brother, Ivan Stout.
A homemaker and an active quilter, Mrs. Fry was a member of the former
Congregational Church, Bellevue. An avid reader, she also enjoyed crocheting.
The Rev. Mark Reep will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service
in the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue. Burial will be in Bellevue
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Dale Arthur Hoffman
Former Prudential Insurance agent
Dale Arthur Hoffman, 63, of West Mulberry Street, Clyde, died Saturday,
Oct. 17, 1998, in Riverview Nursing Home, Oak Harbor.
He was born in Clyde, March 9, 1935, to the late John J. and Ethel
(Culler) Hoffman. On Sept. 17, 1960, he married Carol K. Schwan, and she
Survivors also include: three daughers, Mrs. Michael (Lorrie) Dymond
of Bettsville, Mrs. Matt (Myra) Ferguson of Fremont and Regina Hoffman
of Clyde; a son, Jack Hoffman, stationed in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Roman
(Ethel) Fisher of Fremont; seven brothers, John, Edward, Charles and Timothy
Hoffman, all of Clyde, Frank Hoffman of Fremont, Leo Hoffman of Florida
and Christopher Hoffman of Texas; and seven grandchildren.
A sister, Mary Hoffman; and a brother, Louis Hoffman, are deceased.
Mr. Hoffman, a member of the Ohio National Guards (1958-66), had been
employed as an insurance agent 1964-88 with Prudential Insurance. He also
had worked at Clyde Nursery.
A lifetime resident of the Clyde area, he was a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Clyde.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church,
Vine Street, Clyde, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
There will be no visitation. The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde,
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church and School.
Gale Louise (Borer) Busack
Gale Louise (Borer) Busack, 37, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18,
1998, at her residence at 6400 N. TR 1002, Amsden.
She was born in Tiffin, March 20, 1961, to Thomas G. and Margy A. (Baker)
Borer. They survive in New Riegel. Her husband, Robert Busack, whom she
married June 25, 1989, in Arcadia, also survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, 8-year-old twins, Garrett Robert
and Paul Thomas and 11 month old Nicholas George Busack; a daughter Sara
Louise Busack, 7, all at home; a step-son, Aaron Anthony Busack, 13; a
step-daughter, Cecelia Kaye Busack, 14; two sisters, Mrs. David (Brenda)
Conley of New Riegel and Mrs. Rusty A. (Julie) Adkins of Tiffin; three
brothers, Charles J. and William G. Borer, both of New Riegel and Thomas
J. Borer of Tiffin; her grandmother, Nina Louise Baker of Tiffin; and nieces
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, George and Louise
Borer; maternal grandfather, Stanley P. Baker and grandmother, Thelma J.
Mrs. Busack was employed as an accountant at Grover Rutter CPA in Findlay
for 12 years and also as a Notary Public.
A member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel; the Cancer Support
Group, Fostoria and past member of Women of the Moose, she was a 1979 graduate
and valedictorian of New Riegel High School, where she was the recipient
of the Ohio Academic Scholarship, Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship,
Who's Who Among American High School Students her junior/senior years,
American Legion Award, National Machinery Award, Society of Distinguished
American High School Students for three years and the National Honor Society
for four years. She also graduated magna cum laude from Tiffin University
A funeral Mass in St. Boniface Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,
with the Rev. Leonard Kistler as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited
at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m., followed by a Wake
service at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Busack Children's Trust at the First National
Bank, 10 E. Tiffin St., New Riegel, OH 44853.
Samantha J.E. Crabtree
Findlay middle school student
Samantha J.E. Crabtree, age 12, 81 Harrison St., died at 9:43 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, minutes after arrival.
She was born in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 25, 1986, to Brett E. and Karen
(Trausch) Crabtree, who both survive at 81 Harrison St.
Survivors also include: grandparents, Mrs. Joan Blair and Mrs. Lenora
Clark, both of Upper Sandusky and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trausch of McCutchenville;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Billings and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Bland, all of Upper Sandusky; a great-great-grandmother, Beulah Sayler
of Carey; and three siblings, James Lee, Harley J.E. and Sonya E. Crabtree,
all at home.
Samantha was a first year student at Central Middle School in Findlay.
The Rev. Ted Thomas will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Wednesday
service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washburn Cemetery,
Visitation at the funeral home is 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Turner-Engle Funeral
Gladys E. Musselman
Gladys E. Musselman, 84, of Franks Avenue, Clyde, died in the Quality
Care Center, Fremont, Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
She was born April 20, 1914, in Martin, Ohio, to Alfred and Ella (Fondessy)
Stroshine. On April 17, 1954, she married Herbert Musselman, and he survives.
Four sisters preceded her in death.
A homemaker, Mrs. Musselman lived most of her life in the Clyde area
and received her education in the Genoa Schools. She was a member of St.
Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, with
the Rev. Gerry Gosnell officiating. Interment will be in Clay Township
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Mitchell-Auxter
Funeral Home, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Forest Street,
Clyde, OH 43410.
Alice J. Elchert
St. Joseph cafeteria retiree
Alice J. Elchert, 70, 10 Fulton Court, died at 11:13 p.m. Monday, Oct.
19, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born in Tiffin, Jan. 1, 1928, to Carl and Alma (Fox) Goetz.
Her husband, Bernard ''Barney'' Elchert, whom she married June 26, 1948,
in St. Joseph Catholic Church, survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Joseph Elchert of Fostoria, Jim
and Jerry Elchert, both of Tiffin and John Elchert of Houghton, Mich.;
five daughters, Mrs. John (Jane) Riggs of Marietta, Mrs. Tom (Peg) Renninger,
Mrs. Steve (Pat) Steyer, Mrs. George (Therese) Vogel, all of Tiffin and
Mrs. Shawn (Wendy) Cleveland of Columbus; three brothers, James Goetz of
Tiffin, Thomas Goetz of Virginia and Carl Goetz Jr. of Florida; 21 grandchildren
and six step-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Elchert;
and a grandson, Jacob Anthony Elchert.
Mrs. Elchert, a 1945 graduate of Calvert High School, retired from
St. Joseph cafeteria, where she had been employed for 10 years. She also
worked at the former Domestic Laundry.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar
Society, Calvert Boosters, Calvert Alumni Association and the Senior Citizens.
A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church will be 11 a.m. Thursday,
with the Rev. James Say as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 10:45
a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where a Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Calvert Foundation, St. Joseph Church Building
Fund or the Kidney Foundation.
Dorothy L. Kirian
Dorothy L. Kirian, 84, of 512 Glenview Drive, Fostoria, died in Fostoria
Community Hospital, at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
She was born March 23, 1914, in Fostoria, to Benjamin M. and Mamie
(Geisler) Altwies. On Sept. 28, 1935, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church,
Fostoria, she married Eugene J. Kirian. He survives in Fostoria.
Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Janet) Haase and
Mrs. Stephen (Mary) Weidner, both of Fostoria; 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John (Margaret)
Reiker of Findlay.
Three sons, John ''Jack,'' William and James Kirian; a daughter, Barbara
Beach; two brothers, Al and Art Altwies; and a sister, Florence Kuhn, are
Mrs. Kirian, a homemaker, was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church
and its Rosary Altar Society.
A 1933 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, she also was a member
of the Daughters of Isabella and the Fostoria Woman's Club.
A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church,
with the Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 6-9
p.m. Thursday, where a Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Dorothy M. Ludwig
Ames Department store retiree
Dorothy M. Ludwig, 70, formerly of 686 S. Sandusky St., Lot 43, died
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in St. Francis Home, where she had resided
for two years. She had been in failing health for three years.
Mrs. Ludwig was born in Silva, Mo., April 14, 1928, to Clecy C. and
Jeanette L. (Ackerman) Kiger. Her husband, Irvin C. Ludwig, whom she married
Jan. 12, 1980, died Dec. 1, 1995.
Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Delmar (Sandy) Swander of Maumee,
Mrs. Dan (Sharon) Waters of Tiffin and Mrs. Jody (Billie Jean) Clermont
of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Cy Conner of Tampa; three step-sons, James I. Ludwig
of Marblehead, Mike Hemmerly of Tiffin and Clayton Hemmerly of New Riegel;
and six grandchildren.
A daughter, Zala; and a brother, Robert Kiger, also are deceased.
Mrs. Ludwig, a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville,
retired as a clerk from the former Ames Department Store. She also worked
at San Mar Pharmacy.
The Rev. Roy Howell will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday memorial
service in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Burial will be at a
later date. The body has been cremated.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church or St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
Genevieve R. Widmer
Genevieve R. Widmer, 79, formerly of 7 W. Market St., died at 11:56
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center.
She was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Ink, to Rush and Inez (Stuckey) Bridinger.
Her first husband, Harold Gaster, died May 19, 1998. Her second husband
was Woodrow Downs and he died March 1, 1983. She later married Paul Widmer,
who died March 14, 1996.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. David (Patricia) Hoover of Tiffin;
a brother, Rush Bridinger Jr. of Tiffin; three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Chalmer, Gerald, Merlin
and James Bridinger; and three sisters, Josephine Nusbaum, Wanda Bare and
A homemaker, Mrs. Widmer was a member of the Protestant Faith and a
charter member of the Tiffin Eagles Auxiliary.
Services in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home will be 10 a.m. Friday,
with the Rev. David Culp officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin.
Barbara C. Donaldson
Barbara C. Donaldson, 75, of 6020 W. CR 592, Fostoria, died at 6:50
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born in Augusta, Maine, March 10, 1923, to John and Alta (Reeves)
LeClair. In 1965, she married John W. Grove Jr. He preceded her in death
in 1965. She later married Rolland H. Donaldson, and he died in 1977.
Surviving are four sons, Jack W., Ralph E. and Roger Sr. Grove, all
of Fostoria and Kenneth W. Grove of Gibsonburg; two daughters, Sandra Grove
of West Lafayette and Susan Boyd of Wintersville; eight grandchildren and
Mrs. Donaldson, a homemaker, also had been employed as an aircraft
builder for Lockheed in California, as a nanny and a caretaker for the
She served as a weekly helper at the Fostoria Sharing Kitchen.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria, where visitation will take place 1:30 p.m. until time of the
service. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, in care
of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.
Joanne P. Bland
Joanne P. Bland, 52, of 74 Franklin St., Tiffin, died in her home at
12:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998. She was born May 3, 1946, to Francis
and Annette (Sebastian) LaMarche in Brooklyn, NY; both parents are deceased.
On March 15, 1971, she married Robert Bland in St. Mary Catholic Church
in Tiffin, and he survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Aaron Robert (Jennifer) Bland of
Endicott, NY., and Joshua Arthur Bland of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs.
Jerry W. (Dawn Marie) New, Robyn Lynn Bland, and Jennifer Leah Bland, all
of Tiffin; two brothers, Robert LaMarche of Niceville, FL., and Ronald
LaMarche of Chantilly, VA; four grandchildren, Shauna Marie New, Brianna
Marie Hronek; Kaelyn Summer Hronek, and Abigail Annette Dazey.
Mrs. Bland was a high school graduate in Highland Falls, NY. She was
a homemaker and member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Eagles Auxiliary,
an avid bowler, golfer and artist.
The Rev. William Rose will officiate the 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26,
1998, funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried
Funeral Home. The Rosary will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday and at 9:45 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or to the charity of
the donor's choice.