|Darwin S. 'Sam' Thacker
Midwest Industries retiree
Darwin S. ''Sam'' Thacker, 71, of 110 E. High St., Attica, died at
midnight Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Hillside Acres Nursing Center, Willard.
He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Floyd County, Ky., to Lawrence and Josephine
(Hill) Thacker. His wife, Verba (Smith) Thacker, preceded him in death
March 21, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Gus Thacker of Willard and Perry Thacker of
Attica; two daughters, Mary Jo Eshenbrenner of Highland, Calif. and Andi
Thacker of Attica; seven grandchildren; and a half-sister.
Also preceding him in death were: a brother, Homer Thacker; and a son,
Jim Hacker, who died in 1987.
Mr. Thacker, a graduate of Betsy Lane High School, Floyd, Ky., retired
as a paint line foreman in 1990, from Midwest Industries after 30 years
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 367, Free and Accepted Masons, Sappho
Chapter 58 Eastern Star and the Attica Eagles.
Services in the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Home, 1295 W. Tiffin St.,
Attica, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, with The Rev. Terry Alverson of the
First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where
Masonic services will be at 6:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Masonic Lodge 367, in care of the funeral
Thomas F. Camella
Croghan Colonial Bank vice president/CEO
Thomas F. Camella, 52, of Race Street, Clyde, died Tuesday, Jan. 26,
1999, in The Bellevue Hospital, following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Sandusky, to Frank Joseph and Antoinette
(Buiting) Camella, who survive in Sandusky. On Oct. 24, 1970, he married
Karen Grahl, who also survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Adam (Jill) Leventhal
of Springfield and Jolie Camella of Clyde; two brothers, Richard and Ted
S. Camella, both of Connecticut; a sister, Mrs. Gary (Janice) Trent of
Sandusky; and a grandchild.
A 1964 graduate of St. Mary's High School, Sandusky and Bowling Green
State University in 1968, Mr. Camella was named vice president and chief
operating officer of Croghan Colonial Bank in Woodville in 1989 and served
in that capacity until the present time. He was currently serving as president
of Bank Administration Institute, Toledo Chapter.
He began his banking career at Clyde Savings Bank in 1971 as installment
loan and collections officer; in 1976 he was named assistant cashier and
branch manager; in 1979 assistant vice president of the loan department
and in 1984 as vice president of Credit Administration and as a security
and compliance officer.
He also graduated in 1975 from the Ohio School of Banking at Ohio University,
Athens and in 1979 he received a general certificate from the American
Institute of Banking and completed three years of study at the Graduate
School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a diploma
He served as second vice president of the Sandusky County Economic
Development Corp. and was a member of the Fremont Exchange Club, St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Clyde; Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, Sigma Nu
Fraternity, Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees;
servicd onthe Finance Committee at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School
and served as vice-chairman of St. Francis Hospital Foundation. He was
a past member of many organizations.
He also was a member of the Clyde Exchange Club, where he was past
president; served as treasurer for the Sandusky County Council of Retarded
Persons and was a member of the Advisory Board at Terra Community College.
Mr. Camella served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, where he
was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and the Air Medal.
The Rev. Dennis P. Hartigan will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Saturday
Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde. Interment will be in
Restlawn Memory Gardens, with military graveside services provided by the
Clyde American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home,
Clyde, where a Christian Wake service will be at 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph High School, Fremont, or the American
Sr. M. Florian Young
Tiffin Franciscan nun
Sister M. Florian Young (former name, Agnes), 83, of 200 St. Francis
Ave., died at 7:10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999. She was born Feb. 8,
1915, in Venice, Ohio, to John and Philomena (Gassner) Young.
Survivors include two brothers, Bernard Young of Clyde and Leo Young
Preceding her in death were: three brothers, William, Richard and Eugene
Young; two sisters, Sister David (Helen) Young, OSF, and Sister Eugenia
(Marian) Young, OSF.
Sister Florian was received into St. Francis Aug. 11, 1938, she took
her first profession Aug. 12, 1940, and her final profession Aug. 12, 1943.
In 1940 in Millersville, she worked as a housekeeper; 1941 at Motherhouse,
Sister Florian worked in the main kitchen; 1944 in Edgerton she was the
housekeeper; 1946 at the Motherhouse, she was in the main kitchen; 1949
at Motherhouse, she worked in the men's kitchen; 1951 she went back to
the main kitchen at motherhouse; in 1954 Sister Florian went to Carey and
worked in the kitchen; from 1956 to 1964 she was the kitchen supervisor
and a nurse's aide at St. Francis Home at Motherhouse; from 1976 to 1981
she was a nurse's aide at St. Francis Home in Tiffin; 1982 to May of 1983
she was a nursing assistant at St. Francis; 1983-1986 a nursing assistant
at St. Francis Convent Infirmary; 1987 she worked as a nursing aide and
in dietary; from 1988 to 1991 she did volunteer work at St. Francis Home;
1992 she assisted the elderly at the St. Francis Convent; from 1993-1999
she was a special praying member.
The Rev. Benedict Ringholz will officiate the 11 a.m. Monday service
at the St. Francis Convent Chapel. Her body has been donated to the Medical
College of Ohio, Toledo. There will be no visitation.
There will be a wake service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Convent Chapel.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.
Paul H. Krupp
Lifelong Fostoria resident
Paul H. Krupp, 93, of St. Catherines Care Center, formerly of North
Main Street, Fostoria, died at 8:18 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the
Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born May 8, 1905 in Fostoria to George
E. and Amanda (Babcock) Krupp. On July 11, 1931, he married Cleo May Allis
in Fostoria. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, David P. Krupp of Fostoria and Nathan
Krupp of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Therriauld of Palm Bay, Fla.;
five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Krupp was a 1923 graduate of Fostoria High School. He started working
for the Review Times in 1923 in the sales and delivery department. He worked
as a printer, advertising representative, and writer until 1991. A member
of the Fostoria First Church of the Nazarene, and former member of the
YMCA, and was very active in both state and local levels. He was a former
member, founder and first president of the Fostoria Lions Club, also a
32nd degree Mason of the Fostoria Lodge 288, F&AM.
The Rev. Robert Chew, the Rev. Russell Gumm, and the Rev. Gerald Krupp
will officiate the 11 a.m. Monday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral
Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation hours are 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Fostoria First Church of the Nazarene.
Irene May Blodgett
Native of Tiffin
Irene May Blodgett, 88, formerly of Fremont, since 1993 of St. Francis
Health Care Center, Green Springs, died at 6:35 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27,
1999. She was born in Tiffin May 30, 1910 to Milton and Idella (Miller)
Remsberg. On Oct. 8, 1928 she married Merle E. Blodgett. He died July 4,
Survivors include: two sons, Gerald F. Blodgett of Fremont and Richard
A. Blodgett of Green Springs; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
and a great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were: two brothers, Harold and Robert Remsberg;
a sister, Nina Borer; a grandson and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Blodgett was a 1927 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School.
She was a homemaker and member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fremont,
the Green Springs V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Clyde Eagles Auxiliary.
The Rev. Jonathon Bull will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Saturday service
at the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs. Burial will be in Green
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, and
one hour prior to the service Saturday.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or St. Francis
Health Care Center.
Iona M. (Schneider) Sickinger
Former Bellevue resident
Iona M. (Schneider) Sickinger, 84, of Norwalk, died Wednesday, Jan.
27, 1999 at Gaymont Nursing Center, Norwalk, following a brief illness.
She was born May 11, 1914 in Bellevue.
Survivors include: a son, Kenneth Sickinger of Bailey, N.C.; three
granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, John, in 1976, and a son,
Paul, in 1970.
Mrs. Sickinger was a homemaker and a member of the St. Mary Catholic
Church, Norwalk, and belonged to the Rosary Society of the church. She
enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Heaston-Gerber-Smith
Funeral Home, 175 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, where a Scripture Vigil Service
will be at 8. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary
Catholic Church, 38 W. League St., Norwalk The Rev. Nelson Beaver will
officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Parish Cemetery. Memorials may
be made to St. Mary Church.
Elizabeth A. Rickenbaugh
General Electric retiree
Elizabeth A. Rickenbaugh, 87, of Tiffin, formerly of Republic, died
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Scipio Township, Seneca County, to Oliver
and Mary Ellen (Peck) Garland. On May 29, 1940, she married Russell Rickenbaugh.
He died in 1964.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Leona Schiefer of Tiffin, and several
nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were three sisters and a brother.
Mrs. Rickenbaugh had been a resident of Republic for many years, before
moving to Tiffin. She worked as a salad maker in the cafeteria at the GE
plant in Tiffin for 26 years, retiring in 1974.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Farewell RetreatCemetery
in Republic, with the Rev. Gary Hicks of the Trinity United Methodist Church,
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
The Republic-Bloomville home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085
S. SR 19, Bloomville, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas E. Conrad
Resident of Tiffin
Thomas E. Conrad, 42, of 84 S. Sandusky St., died at 7:27 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 29, 1999, in St. Vincent Medical Care Center, Toledo.
He was born Oct. 5, 1956, to the late George and Violet (Ensign) Conrad.
On May 10, 1997, he married Tammy L. Baker. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Brian and Thomas Conrad of Clyde,
Joshua and Erica Conrad of Tiffin and Hollie Conrad of North Carolina;
a grandchild and three siblings, Edward Conrad of Bloomville, George Conrad
of Missouri and Diana Hill of Green Springs.
A brother, Donald Conrad, and a sister, Roseanne Campbell, are deceased.
Mr. Conrad was an Army veteran and a member of the Tiffin Bowling Association.
The Rev. Steven Messinger will officiate at the funeral at noon Monday
at Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Olena Cemetery, Olena,
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the
service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Richard B. 'Dick' Kimmet
Former Tiffin resident
Richard B. ''Dick'' Kimmet, 73, of La Crosse, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan.
26, 1999, at the Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility, La Crosse.
He was born Jan 9, 1926 in Tiffin to George Henry and Mathilde (Brickner)
Kimmett. He married Mary Louise Penchi June 30, 1948, in Genoa, Wis. She
Also surviving are: four sons, John of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Jim
of Plymouth, Minn., George of La Crosse and Bernard of Bethlehem, Pa.;
three daughters, Mrs. Andy (Loretta) Mobley of Woodbury, Minn., Mrs. John
(Dorothy) Giallombardo of Wausau, Wis., and Mrs. Antonio (Rose) Jenkins
of Houston, Texas; 24 grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Kinn of Findlay
and Mary Kinn of Bloomville; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix and Anthony, a sister,
Hilda Breidenbach, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Kimmet graduated from Calvert High School and from the U.S. Merchant
Marine Academy, Long Island, N.Y, in 1946. He served on several ships during
World War II. He and his family lived in Genoa until 1968; he worked at
the Genoa power plant and served as the mayor of Genoa. When they moved
to La Crosse, he worked at the Trane Co. for 31 years as a manufacturing
engineer, retiring in 1984. A member of the Trane Twenty-Five Year Club,
he belonged to Cathedral Parish in La Crosse. Since 1993, he had lived
at the Hearten House and Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility while suffering
from Alzheimer's Disease.
The Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate at a Mass of Christian Burial
at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, Marian
Chapel. Entombment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic
Vistiation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home
of La Crosse and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the service begins.
Sunday at 3:30 p.m., there will be a Christian wake service.
Memorials may be made to the Diocese of La Crosse Mission in Santa
Loretta R. Brown
Loretta R. Brown, 56, of 11 1/2 W. Liberty St., Bloomville, died Wednesday
afternoon, Jan. 27, 1999, due to injuries from an automobile accident.
She was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Tiffin, to Nevin R. and Esther L. (Renninger)
Haudenshild. She married Dawson M. Brown Jan. 22, 1962 in Bloomville. He
died in 1991.
Surviving are: six brothers, Nevin R., Howard B. and Roger A. Haudenshild
of Klamath Falls, Ore., Richard E. and James E. of Camden, S.C., and Philip
A. of Tiffin; seven sisters, Mrs. Earl (Mary L.) Kirkwood of Druid Place,
Md., Mrs. Betty J. Brown of New Washington, Mrs. Doris J. Hensinger of
Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Shirley A. Wertz of Bloomville, Mrs. Beverly
A. Taylor of Tiffin, Mrs. Cindy Diodato of California and Mrs. Bonnie Schuck
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Ronald L.
and Larry W. Haudenshild.
Mrs. Brown had been raised in the Republic-Green Springs area and had
lived in the Bloomville area for many years. A member of Bloomville United
Methodist Church, she also belonged to the Tiffin Moose Lodge, Chapter
The funeral will be at noon Monday at the Republic-Bloomville home
of Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with the Rev.
Gary Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery, Attica.
Vistiation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the donor's
Creta Mae Goetz
Mother of Tiffin man
Creta Mae Goetz, 93, or CR 26, Helena, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999,
in Bethesda Care Center, Fremont.
She was born Dec. 30, 1905, to the late Willard and Iva (Heath) Hefner
in Lafayette, Ohio. She married Harold J. Goetz in the Gibsonburg Methodist
Parsonage April 27, 1932. He died in 1996.
She is survived by: three sons, Richard Goetz of Tiffin, Robert and
Donald Goetz, both of Helena; two daughters, Patricia Frederick of Clyde
and Barbara Sams of Helena; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Glen Heffner
of Pontiac, Mich., and Wayne ''Pete'' Heffner of Gibsonburg; and three
sisters, Margaret ''Peg'' Krotzer of Gibsonburg, Maxine Gnepper of Hessville
and Doris Wohlgamuth of Columbus, Ind.
Mrs. Goetz was a homemaker and farm wife. A member of Trinity United
Methodist Women, she also belonged to the Rollersville Civic Club and Scott
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home
with burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Bradner.
Vistitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 E. Madison
St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431.
Marilyn J. Zeitz
Mother of Tiffin woman
Marilyn J. Zeitz, 63, of St. Paul Drive, Fremont, died Friday, Jan.
29, 1999, in the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born June 1, 1935, in Fremont to the late Ernest W. and Helen
S. (Clayton) Harkey. On March 3, 1954, she married Jerry Zeitz in Grace
Lutheran Church, Fremont. He survives in Fremont.
Other survivors include a son, Jeff of North Baltimore, a daughter,
Pam Fritz of Tiffin and a granddaughter.
A brother, Bob Harkey, and a sister, Dorothy Haslinger, preceded her
Mrs. Zeitz was a homemaker and member of the Moose, Eagles and Elks
auxiliaries. She was an avid shopper.
The Rev. Joel Remmers will preside at the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday
at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Wonderly-Horvath
Funeral Home, 425 E. State St., Fremont.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Robert Neal Banks
Union Carbide retiree
Robert Neal Banks, 78, of 461 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, died Friday afternoon,
Jan. 29, 1999, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont.
He was born in Caldwell County, Mo., Feb. 25, 1920, to William Powell
and Rosa (Bratcher) Banks. On June 24, 1944, in Tiffin, he marrried Nettie
Virginia Shook, who survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: six sons, Ronnie Banks of Independence, Mo.,
Robert J. and Kevin M. Banks, both of Fostoria, Daniel D. Banks of Tiffin,
John N. Banks of Lima and William F. Banks of Bloomdale; four daughters,
Mrs. James (Nettie) Grine of Fostoria, Mrs. Stefen (Mary) Partlow of Bowling
Green, Mrs. Jerry (Rita) Edinger of Tiffin and Mrs. Jerry (Cindy) Hopson
of Bluffton; a step-son, James Spangler of Bradenton, Fla.; two step-daughters,
Mrs. Stan (Roberta) Distel of Newark and Sharon Breington of Orlando, Fla.;
26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; a brother,
William P. Banks of Fostoria; and a sister, Rozella Dennis of Toledo.
Preceding him in death were a son, Bevin P. Banks, three brothers,
seven sisters, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Banks, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1978 as a furnace
fireman from Union Carbide in Fostoria (now National Electrical Carbon),
after 35 years of service.
He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, Fostoria
VFW and Tiffin AMVETS.
A funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery,
Fostoria, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Monday, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American
Linda Lee 'Desert Flower' Vogel
Linda Lee ''Desert Flower'' Vogel, 58, of 612 E. Findlay St., Carey,
died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center,
She was born Nov. 13, 1940, in Fostoria, to Raymond E. Woodruff and
Mary (Smith) Hemminger. Her mother survives in Fostoria. Her husband, Gene
A. Vogel, whom she married June 16, 1956, in Fostoria, also survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Julia) Kitzler
and Jennifer Vogel, both of Carey; two sons, Jeffrey Vogel of Forest and
Gene Vogel of Upper Sandusky; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren;
two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kay Bare of Fostoria.
Her father, step-father Erlin Hemminger, son Randy J. Vogel and brother
Raymond Woodruff are deceased.
Mrs. Vogel, a homemaker, had been employed as a bartender at the Carey
A bingo enthusiast, she was a member of the Baptist faith, the Carey
Conservation Club and A.A.R.P.
Services in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 11
a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. David Chapman of Fostoria officiating. Interment
will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Dorcas Carey Public Library.
M. Gladys Schufelberger
Former family farm worker/cook
M. Gladys Schufelberger, 88, of North Main Street, Arcadia, died at
3:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, of injuries received in an auto accident
at the intersection of Hancock CR 109 and 18 in Cass Township.
She was born May 26, 1910, in Washington Township, Hancock County,
near Fostoria, to Berlin E. and Clara (Newhouse) Schufelberger.
Her closest survivors are cousins.
Miss Schufelberger worked on the family farm in her younger years and
had been employed as a cook over the years in several area restaurants.
A 1928 graduate of Arcadia High School, she was a member of the West
Independence United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Jeffery Raker and the Rev. Allen Sanford will be co-officiants
at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home,
Fostoria. Burial will be Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Danny D. Dull
Harvard Industries employee
Danny D. Dull, 43, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, 1999, at his home
at 11962 TR 124, Republic, following an illness of one year.
He was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Tiffin, to Emert and Edith (Hall) Dull
Sr. His mother survives in Tiffin. On March 11, 1988, in Tiffin, he married
Jamie Steinmetz, who also survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Cody Dull of Republic and Damien
Dull of Findlay; three daughters, Kayla Dull of Republic and Melissa and
Beth Young, both of Tiffin; two brothers, Emert Jr. and Joe Dull, both
of Tiffin; five sisters, Mrs. Donna Rohe, Mrs. Connie Maksemetz and Cecilia
Oberdorf, all of Tiffin, Destiny Strait of Clyde and Tina Young of Old
Preceding him in death were: his father on April 10, 1992, and a brother,
Mike Dull, on Nov. 24, 1966.
Mr. Dull, an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner and rider, had worked
at Harvard Industries in Tiffin as a manufacturing technician.
At Mr. Dull's request there will be no visitation or service. His body
has been cremated.
Memorials may be made to his children.
The Republic-Bloomville home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085
S. SR 19, Bloomville, is in charge of arrangements.