|Arthur J. Koby
Basic Inc. retiree
Arthur J. Koby, 92, formerly of 144 Hampden Park, died at 9:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in St. Francis Home.
He was born in New Riegel Feb. 15, 1907, to William and Josephine (Hohman)
Koby. On Aug. 2, 1941, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married
Lillian M. Boehler. She died April 16, 1990.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Maryann Koby of Tiffin, and 17 nieces
Two sisters, Bernadine Shelt and Helen Sendelbach; and five brothers,
Albert, Clarence, Louis, Lenus and Austin Koby, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Koby, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired in 1970, after
31 years as a machine operator at Basic Inc. near Bettsville.
A 1924 graduate of New Riegel High School, he was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church and the Basic Quarter Century Club.
The Rev. James Say will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday
funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited
15 minutes prior to the funeral Mass Saturday at the church. Burial will
be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or a charity of the donor's
Neva Jean Corbin
Upper Sandusky homemaker
Neva Jean Corbin, 80, of 1049 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky, died
at at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home,
She was born March 11, 1918, in Wyandot County, to Frank and Alice
(Walton) Neate. On Oct. 31, 1936, in Corbin, Ky., she married Eugene W.
Corbin. He died Nov. 12, 1984.
Surviving are a son, Fred ''Buzz'' Corbin of Tiffin; two daughters,
Sandra Jean Preston of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. Robert (Deborah Jean) Raico
of Mentor; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
A sister, Naomi Kuenzli, is deceased.
Mrs. Corbin, a homemaker, was a member of BPOE 83 and the Order of
Eastern Star 366, both of Upper Sandusky.
A 1936 Upper Sandusky High School graduate, she enjoyed cooking, sewing,
cards, bingo and raising roses.
The Rev. Charles Steward will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Friday
service in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.
Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation at the funeral home is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Coronary Care Unit of Wyandot Memorial
Hospital, Upper Sandusky or Hospice of Wyandot County.
Ray C. Hull
Retired self-employed farmer
Ray C. Hull, 84, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died Wednesday,
Feb. 17, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born in Wayne March 7, 1914, to Claude and Blanche May (Lindley)
Hull. His wife, Treva (Stahl) Hull, whom he married Nov. 15, 1938, in Tiffin,
died Sept. 4, 1981.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Harold and Weldon Hull.
Mr. Hull, a self-employed farmer for 32 years, retired in 1972.
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m.
Saturday. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, 3178 Republic Blvd.
North, Toledo, OH 43615.
John K. Talbott
Retired Allied-Signal employee
John K. Talbott, 68, of Woodward Ave., Fostoria, died at 5:40 a.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at him his home. He was born May 31, 1930 in Zanesville
to John and Grace (Jones) Talbott, they preceded him in death. On Jan.
7, 1961 he married Rose Schultz in Fostoria, and she survives.
Other survivers include: a step-daughter, Marlene Keckler of Fostoria;
five sisters, Eulah Kuhn of Arizona, Alice Tomsey of Bascom, Mary Shiley
and Betty Keckler, both of Fostoria and Phyllis ''Pat'' Goodale of Findlay;
five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild
Preceded in death were: a brother, Bill Talbott; and a sister, Norma
Mr. Talbott was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He
retired in 1990 as a maintnence person at Allied-Signal in Fostoria, prior
to that he was employed at Cooper Tire in Findlay.
The Rev. Donald Goodwin will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb.
20, 1999 service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial
will be at Fountain Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by
the United Veterans Council.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., tonight at the Funeral
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Seneca County or to a charity of
the donor's choice.
Wilbur A. Wildman
Fostoria residents brother
Wilbur A. Wildman, 75, of Seneca County Rd. 28, Amsden, died at 11:45
a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 22, 1923 to Benjamin W. and Mary A. (Wolfe) Wildman Sr.
Surviving include: a brother, Benjamin Wildman Jr. of rural Fostoria;
and a sister, Betty A. Wildman-Ickes of Fostoria.
Preceded in death were: His parents; two brothers, George E. and Charles
Mr. Wildman retired from the National Gypson Company in Gibsonburg,
OH. in 1974 after 23 years of employment. He had previously worked at the
Fostoria Screw Company. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints in Tiffin, and he was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II.
The Elder Robert Ridoutt will officiate the 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb.
20, 1999 service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home. Burial will be at
Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where Military Honors will be conducted by
the United Veterans Council of Fostoria.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., tonight at the funeral
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Brian Lee Rhoades
Former Findlay/Fostoria resident
Brian Lee Rhoades, 40, of 13400 Parkside Apt. 304, Southgate, MI.,
died at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital,
MI. He was born Aug. 8, 1958 to Carl W. Rhoades, and he survives in Findaly,
and Lou Marie (Yenser) Rhoades, she passed away.
Survivors include: a brother, Jeffery Michael Rhoades of Dallas, TX.
Mr. Rhoades was a hairstylist.
There is a private graveside service scheduled for today. Burial will
be at Memory Gardens, Arcadia. There are no visitation hours.
Robert G. Diller
The Memorial serevice for the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Diller, who died Sunday,
Jan. 24, 1999, in Denver, CO. will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 1999
in Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin. Officiating will be the Rev.
Dr. Roger Pearl, Rev. William Smith, Rev. Dr. Ralph Quellhorst, Rev. Dr.
Clifford Farmer and the Rev. Ms. Martha Due. Committal will be in Maple
Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, Ohio. Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral is in charge
of the local arrangements. Memorial gifts may be made to United Church
Homes, 170 Center St., Marion, OH. 43301-1806.
Robert Charles Zahn
Former Star Dry Cleaning owner
Robert Charles Zahn, 88, of 60 N. SR 101, Tiffin, Ohio, died at 6:30
a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
He was born May 14, 1910, in Tiffin, to the late Charles and Emma (Heck)
Zahn. On July 18, 1935, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, he married Agnes
Anna Schenk, who survives.
Also surviving are: two sons, Thomas C. Zahn of Tiffin and Michael
Zahn of Brunswick, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Christine) King of Ninety-Six,
S.C.; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Zahn of
Mr. Zahn was the saultatorian of his 1928 graduating class at Calvert
High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. He was
a former member of his church's men's choir, a Third Degree Knight of Columbus,
and a semi-pro football player for Tiffin Cornells in the 1930's. He owned
Starr Dry Cleaning Company for many years.
The Rev. James Say will officiate at the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday
at the church, where a rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the liturgy.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Tiffin.
Vistiation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Memorials may be made to the Calvert Foundation or the donor's choice.
Rose M. Tomsey
Homemaker/school cafeteria worker
Rose M. Tomsey, 100, of 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, died at 5:43
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in St. Francis Home. She formerly lived at
10 Sycamore Street, Tiffin.
She was born Jan. 16, 1899, in Czechoslovakia, to the late Frankand
Frances (Dostel) Ruzek. She married Joseph Tomsey Aug. 24, 1921 in Wisconsin.
He died in 1940.
Survivors include: a son, Joe Tomsey of Bascom, Ohio; a daughter, Frances
Tomsey of Tiffin; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great
A son, Stanley Tomsey, and a brother, Frank Ruzek, preceded her in
Mrs. Tomsey was a homemaker and cafeteria worker at St. Joseph School,
Tiffin. A member of St. Joseph Church, she belonged to its Rosary Altar
Society. Other memberships included Daughters of Isabella and American
Legion Auxiliary, of which she was past president.
The funeral Mass will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at the church, with the
Rev. Richard Dunn presiding. A rosary will be recited at 12:15 p.m. Burial
will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour before the service on Monday at Hoffmann-Gottfried
Funeral Home, Tiffin, where the American Legion Auxiliary will have a service
at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Calvert or St. Joseph School.
Estella R. ''Grandma'' Welter
Estella R. ''Grandma'' Welter, 91, of 228 Southwest St., Bellevue,
Ohio, died at 6:27 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
She was born Feb. 3, 1908, in Seneca County, Ohio, to the late Perry
and Margaret C. (Kiesel) Hoffman. Her first husband, Arthur Raymond Biller
is deceased. She married Sylvester Welter Feb. 13, 1948, in Tiffin, and
he died May 16, 1985.
She is survived by: a son, Edward Biller of Chandler, Ariz.;three daughters,
Mrs. Robert (Clara) Kuhn of Fostoria, Mrs. Willard (Margaret Ann) Merrill
of Fr. Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Lawrence (Betty) Humbarger of Bellevue; 13
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great- grandchildren; and
a brother, Earl Hoffman of Tiffin.
A daughter, brother and sister, Mrs. Arnold (Mae) Young, are deceased.
Mrs. Welter was a homemaker and member of St. John's United Church
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home
with the Rev. David M. Culp officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or the
Theodore A. ''Ted'' Williams
Retired railroad agent
Theodore A. ''Ted'' Williams, 84, of South Drive, Fostoria, Ohio, died
at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio.
He was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Arcadia, Ohio, to Arthur and Marjorie
(Ebersole) Williams. Both are deceased. He married LaVera M. Faber on July
27, 1936, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada. She survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a son, Robert E. Williams of Fostoria; a daughter,
Mrs. Richard (Betty E.) Alge of Norwalk, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mrs. Opal Williams of Toledo.
A son, Darrell Williams, and a daughter, Shirley Hanchin, are de- ceased.
Mr. Williams was a 1932 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended
Ohio State University. He had retired in 1976 after 41 yearsas an ''agent''
for Chessie System Railroad. A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church,
he was an honorary life member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus
Council 1197, Fostoria, where he served two terms as Grand Knight. He also
was an honorary life member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Fr.
Raymond Kirsch Assembly 845, Fostoria.
The funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church
where a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Parish
Cemetery, Alvada, Ohio.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria. There will be a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral
home, and the Fourth Degree Honor Guard will take place from 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the dialysis unit of Fostoria Community Hospital
or the donor's choice.
Mary F. Zeller
Mary F. Zeller, 56, of 240 Riverside Drive, Tiffin, died Friday morning,
Feb. 19, 1999, at her resi- dence as a result of a fire in her home. Mrs.
Zeller is the wife of Eugene Zeller of Tiffin.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Republic-Bloomville home of the
Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, Ohio.
Kathlyn L. Lavy
Native of Sycamore
Kathlyn L. Lavy, 76, of 145 Schell Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio, died Friday,
Feb. 19, 1999, at her home after a week-long illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1923, near Sycamore, Ohio, Wyandot County, Ohio,
to Harry and Minnie (Christman) Heck. She married Gerald L. Shafer Oct.
6, 1942, and he died March 3, 1988. On Oct. 23, 1993,she married Ezra E.
Lavy, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan K. Fogle of Bucyrus, and two grandchidren,
Clay Thomas Fogle and Curli Patrice Fogle.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; two husbands; a son, Gerald
L. (Jerry) Shafer, Jr.; and three brothers, Robert, Donald and Kenneth
Mrs. Lavy retired after working 32 years at the General Electric Plant.
She was a 1941 graduate of Sycamore High School and a member of St. John's
United Church of Christ, Sycamore East- ern Star and American Legion.
The Rev. John Miller will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday
at the Wise Funeral Home, Bucyrus. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church or the donor's choice.
McDonald's Restaurant employee
Lisa Sexton, 35, died early Friday morning, Feb. 19, 1999, at her residence
at 575 E. Perry St.
She was born in Cleveland, March 20, 1963, to Kyle Sexton and Janet
(Miller) Seifert. Her mother survives.
Other survivors include: two children, Bradley and Ashley Meade, both
at home; two brothers, Kyle Sexton of Solon and Kevin Sexton of Twin City,
Ga.; four step-brothers, Ronald Seifert of Defiance, Brian Seifert of Findlay,
Bradley Seifert of Fostoria and Douglas Seifert of Toledo; a sister, Carol
Sexton of Tiffin; a step-sister, Deborah Carpenter of Tiffin; and her maternal
grandmother, Virginia Miller, also of Tiffin.
A daughter, Virginia Ann Meade, and her father preceded her in death.
Ms. Sexton, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, was employed at McDonald's
Restaurant. She had formerly worked at the Virginia Lee Nursing Home.
The Rev. G. Allan Fillman will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Monday
Funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited 15
minutes prior to the funeral Mass Monday at the church. Burial will be
in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 7-9 p.m. today, where
a Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Bradley and Ashley Mead Trust Fund at
Old Fort Bank.
Mary F. Zeller
Mary F. Zeller, 56, died Friday morning, Feb. 19, 1999, at her home
at 240 Riverside Drive, as the result of a fire there.
She was born July 19, 1942, in Parkers Lake, Ky., to the late Robert
and Lucy (Vanover) Rollins. On May 26, 1971, in St. John's Lutheran Church,
Bellevue, she married Eugene Zeller, who survives.
Survivors also include: a son, Randy Santos of Tiffin; two daughters,
Mrs. Richard (Teresa) Sutter of Republic and Mrs. Steve (Kim) Gitcheff;
two step-daughters, Dena Carbelo and De Anna Zeller of Fremont; four grandchildren;
eight brothers, Dean and Jim Rollins, both of Port Clinton, Harold, Amos
and Minford Rollins, all of Parkers Lake, Dale Rollins of Cincinnati, Daryle
Rollins of Dayton and Rod Rollins of Milan; and two sisters, Mrs. Carness
(Norma) Rose and Mrs. Pete (Wanda) Perry, both of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorine Ohler.
Mrs. Zeller was employed as a spool operator at Ex-Cel Wire in Tiffin,
where she had worked for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.
Services in the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville,
will be 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Al Wilkes of First Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lawrence P. 'Larry' Bouillon
Former New Riegel resident
Lawrence P. ''Larry'' Bouillon, 32, of 2981 Dutch Branch Road, Pinewood,
S.C., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m.
Monday in the Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Kiwus
officiating.Burial will be in St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, New Riegel.
Local arrangements are pending at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.
Charles E. Miller
Retired painting contractor/machinist
Charles E. Miller, 82, 325 Clinton Ave., died at 4:54 a.m. Sunday,
Feb. 21, 1999, in the Autumnwood Care Center.
He was born in Columbus, Oct. 15, 1916, to John E. and Helen (Beery)
Miller. His wife, Edith M. (Yambert) Miller, whom he married Nov. 13, 1937,
Other survivors include: four children, Donald M. Miller of rural Findlay,
Ned A. Miller of Tigard, Ore., Mrs. Dean (Cheryl) Strausbaugh of rural
McCutchenville and Dennis E. Miller of rural Tiffin; eight grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
A brother, John D. Miller, died in 1995.
Mr. Miller, a 1937 graduate of McCutchenville High School, retired
as a painting contractor and as a machinist from the National Machinery.
He also worked at the McCutchenville Elevator, raised horses and farmed.
A U.S. Navy veteran during World War II, he was a former member of
McCutchen Grange 2360, where he had received his 6th degree; and a member
of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and Local 7 Painters Trade Union, Toledo.
Tom Everett, lay minister, will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday
service in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Burial will be in Bethel
Cemetery, McCutchenville, where military graveside services will be conducted
by Sycamore American Legion Post 250.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Cancer Society or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Jane Lee Culver
Continental Hose employee
Jane Lee Culver, 40, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at
her residence at 13886 CH 108 Lot 4, Upper Sandusky.
She was born March 13, 1958, in Wyandotte, Mich., the daughter of Henry
Harvey Sr. and Constance (Brickey) Abbott. Her mother survives in New Port,
Mich. On March 26, 1986, in Findlay, she married Douglas W. Culver, who
survives in Old Fort.
Survivors also include: a daughter and son, Robyn Lee Hill and Wayne
Douglas Culver, both of Upper Sandusky; a step-son, Rodney James Culver
of Tiffin; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; two brothers,
Henry Harvey Abbott of New Port and James Michael Abbott of Findlay; and
four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Scott of Findlay, Rose Abbott and
Betty Dunlap, both of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Warthen
of New Port.
A step-son, Christopher Wayne Culver; a brother, Paul D. Abbott; and
her father, are deceased.
Mrs. Culver, a laborer at Continental Hose, where she had worked the
past three years, had formerly been employed at Liqui-Box Corp., both of
The 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service will be conducted by the Rev. Cathy
Wirth in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Graveside
services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Flat Rock, Mich.,
with the Rev. Max Schuster officiating.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Educational Fund for Wayne D. Culver,
in care of the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot
Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Lawrence P. 'Larry' Bouillon
Sumter police officer
Lawrence P. ''Larry'' Bouillon, 32, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at
his home at 2951 Dutch Branch Road, Sumter, S.C.
He was born in Tiffin, June 20, 1966, to Harold D. and Rose Ann (Weinandy)
Bouillon. His parents survive. His wife, Mimi (Geddings) Bouillon, whom
he married May 6, 1995, in Sumter, also survives in Sumter.
Other survivors include: three sons, Jordan ''Luke,'' Benjamin Paul
and Gregory Lawrence; three brothers, Jeffrey A. Bouillon of Alvada and
Dennis M. and Scott J. Bouillon, both of New Riegel; and his maternal grandparents,
Robert and Ruth Weinandy.
Mr. Bouillon, a member of St. Judes Catholic Church, was employed by
the Sumter Police Department as a police officer.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief for the F-16.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Boniface Catholic Church,
New Riegel, with the Rev. Leoanrd Kistler as celebrant. The Rosary will
be recited at the church at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the
parish Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by
New Riegel American Legion Post 354.
Visitation at the church will be 9 a.m. until time of the service on
Memorials may be made to the children.