|Howard Bilger Jr.
Howard Bilger Jr., 76, of 3859 Oak Harbor Road, Fremont, died at 3:15
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont.
He was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Bellevue, to the late Howard F. Sr. and
Margaret (Ritter) Bilger. On Dec. 25, 1949, in Tiffin, he married Marilyn
J. Love, who survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Alan H. Bilger of Tiffin; a daughter,
Brenda Bilger of Fremont; three brothers, Ted and William "Bill" Bilger,
both of Bellevue and Jack Bilger of Titusville, Fla.; four sisters, Mary
Brooks, Marian Berberick, Sarah Nigro and Mrs. Bob (Molly) Bollenbacher,
all of Bellevue; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Ned; and four sisters, Mildred, Margaret, Nadine and Pauline,
also are deceased.
Mr. Bilger, a member of the Methodist Church, worked as a farmer and
also as a construction worker and bridge yard manager for Mosser Construction
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hayes Memorial United
Methodist Church, Fremont, with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell officiating.
Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.
There will be no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Viola Catharine Reinhart
Rural New Riegel homemaker
Viola Catharine Reinhart, 99, of 4252 S. TR 85, New Riegel, died at
7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in the Ruffing Family Care Center.
She was born July 23, 1901, in Seneca Township, to Joseph and Catharine
(Schwartzmiller) Zoeller. Her husband, August M. Reinhart, whom she married
Feb. 12, 1923, in St. Boniface Church, New Riegel, died in 1952.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Marguerite) Theis of
Tiffin and Mrs. Clarence (Dolores) Hemminger of New Riegel; eight grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Rosa Theis and Adeline Reinbolt; three brothers, Francis,
John and Edward Zoeller; and a granddaughter, Anita Theis, also preceded
her in death.
Mrs. Reinhart, a homemaker, was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church
and its Rosary Altar Society. She also was a charter member of the New
Riegel American Legion Auxiliary.
The Rev. Leonard Kistler will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday
funeral Mass in St. Boniface Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited
15 minutes prior to the mass Saturday at the church. Burial will be in
the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral
Home, where a wake service will take place at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Restoration Fund or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Yvette R. El
Sister of Tiffin resident
Yvette R. El, 43, of 804 Beverly Drive, Bucyrus, formerly of Fremont
and Toledo, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in Doctor's North Hospital, Columbus.
She was born June 26, 1957, in Fremont, to the late George A. and Carol
E. (Conley) Walker. Her husband, Herbert El, whom she married in Toledo,
died in 1989.
Surviving are a brother, George A. Walker of Bucyrus; and two sisters,
Yvonne Walker of Bucyrus and Karla Cook of Tiffin.
Mrs. El, a homemaker, was a member of Ebenezer Church and the Eastern
Star, both of Fremont.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Faith Chapel A.M.E.
Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Archie White officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral
Home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, OH 44830, who are in charge of arrangements.
Ruth A. Stombaugh
Rural Republic resident
Ruth A. Stombaugh, 63, of 6185 SR 18, Republic, died Tuesday evening,
Feb. 6, 2001, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
Arrangements are pending at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, Bloomville.
Beverly Ann Baldwin
Beverly Ann Baldwin, 70, of Hamler, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
6, 2001, in the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.
She was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Tiffin, to the late Joseph L. and Marguerite
M. (Sheely) Baldwin. She had never married.
A brother, Richard Baldwin of Defiance, survives.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Baldwin Jr.
Miss Baldwin was affiliated with the Holgate United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rodenbarger Funeral Home,
Deshler, with the Rev. Debra Berry officiating. Interment will be in Marion
Township Cemetery, Hamler.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Saturday until time of the service at the
Memorials may be made to the church or the Living Memorial Bible Program
of Gideons International.
Rural Bellevue homemaker
Laura Leid, 81, of 6715 CR 191, Bellevue, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001,
She was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Bellevue, to Charles and Marie (Morgan)
Murphy. On Sept. 9, 1946, in Bellevue, she married James L. Leid Jr., who
preceded her in death in 1998.
Surviving are a son, Jeff Leid of Midwest City, Okla.; and two sisters,
Mrs. Arthur (Betty) Miller and Mrs. Vincent (Pat) Wise, both of Bellevue;
a niece, Mrs. Leo (Arlene) Missler of Bellevue, whom she made her home;
and nieces and nephews in the area.
Also preceding her in death were a son, James L. Leid II on Jan. 22,
2001; and a brother and four sisters.
Mrs. Leid, a homemaker, was a 1937 graduate of Bellevue High School.
A member of the Central Jersey Women's Bowling Association, Women's
International Bowling Congress and the Central Jersey Bowling Hall of Fame,
she attended the First Baptist Church of Bellevue.
The service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foos and Son Funeral
Home, Bellevue. Interment will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Willis R. Williamson
Whirlpool Corp. retiree
Willis R. Williamson, 88, of Clyde, formerly of Green Springs, died
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont.
He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Sandusky County, to Milan and Mary (Shively)
WIlliamson. On April 10, 1933, he married Nina Green. She died May 9, 1987..
Survivors include: four grandchildren, Mrs. Ray (Carol) Drown of Fremont,
James W. Tyree Jr. of Clyde, Michael Tyree and Mrs. Buck (Lisa) Bowers
of Green Springs; his caregiver, Nancy Clapp of Clyde; eight great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters and brothers, Beryl
and Dale Williamson and Doris Fausey, all of Fremont and Norma Williamson
of Oak Harbor.
Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Marian Tyree; two brothers,
Norman and Warren Williamson; and three sisters, Velva Sibold, Anna Myers
and Mary Jane Williamson.
An avid collector of clocks and watches, Mr. Williamson also did repairs
on antique clocks. He retired in 1974 from Whirlpool Corp.
He attended Grace Community Church and was a member of its Ambassors
Sunday School Class; the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
and the American Motorcycle Association.
The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mitchell-Auxter
Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in Four Mile House Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jenna Lynn Frey
Jenna Lynn Frey, 1 1/2-day-old daughter of Todd D. and Stacy L. (Hildebrand)
Frey of CR 47, Upper Sandusky, died at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001,
in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, where she was born at 8:45
p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001.
Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Don and Jeannie
Yeater of Upper Sandusky; maternal great-grandparents, Faye Farmer of Paris,
Ohio, and Paul and Gladys Yeater of Upper Sandusky; paternal grandparents,
Ronald and Linda Frey of Kirby and paternal great-grandmother, Treva Packer,
also of Kirby.
Jenna Lynn was baptized in the Catholic faith.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St .Mary's Cemetery,
Kirby, with the Rev. James Holmer and Sister Barbara Jean Miller, as co-officiants.
Memorials may be made to Wyandot Memorial Hospital OB Department, in
care of the Bringman Clark and Company Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper
Sandusky, OH 43351, which is in charge of arrangements.
Harry B. McCrory
Former owner of Superior Cleaners
Harry B. McCrory, 88, of 48 Short St., Tiffin, died Sunday, April 15,
2001, in his home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Tiffin, to William W. and Jenetta Mae
(Weaver) McCrory. On Jan. 5, 1932, in Monroe, Mich., he married Vivian
Madeline Bassett. She died Sept. 4, 1999.
Other survivors include a son, Michael McCrory of Tiffin; a daughter,
Patricia Harlett of Deerfield Beach, Fla., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are: two brothers, a sister, and a great-granddaughter.
Mr. McCrory was the former owner of Superior Cleaners, graduated from
Columbian High School in 1931, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Tiffin.
A rosary will take place at 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, followed by a mass
10 a.m., at the church, with the Msgr. Edward Dunn officiating. Burial
will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice Care.
Kenneth E. Fox
Upper Sandusky resident
Kenneth E. "Bud" Fox, 74, of Upper Sandusky, died unexpectedly at 11:11
a.m., Sunday, April 15, 2001, in the Wyandot Memorial Hospital emergency
He was born Nov. 20, 1926, in Bucyrus, to Ralph William and Hilda Gertrude
(Rady) Fox. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Tiffin. On
June 19, 1946, he married Wanda J. Downing, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Carolyn) Bursby of Bucyrus;
a son, Ken Fox of Upper Sandusky; a sister, Phyllis Gittinger of Tiffin;
four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Deceased are two brothers William and Richard Fox.
Mr. Fox, a 1944 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, joined the
U.S. Navy and served two years. After moving to Bucyrus, he was employed
for 40 years with the Ohio Power Co., until he retired in May of 1986.
He was a pitcher in numerous Fast Pitch Leagues, in Aumiller Park in
the 1950's. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, yard work, and
traveling with his wife. He was a member of the American Legion Post 888
and an avid Cleveland Indians and OSU fan.
Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Wise Funeral Service, 129
W. Warren St., Bucyrus, with the Rev. Don Neumann officiating. Interment,
with full military rites provided by the Col. Crawford Post 181, American
Legion, will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Bucyrus.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation
Center or to the Wyandot Co. E.M.S. in care of the funeral home.
George E. Ingram
WWII Navy Veteran
George E. Ingram, 74, of Park Ave., in Fostoria, died Sunday, April
15, 2001, at his home.
He was born March 4, 1927, in Marion, Ohio, to Miles and Cora (Hale)
Ingram. On May 5, 1947, in Tiffin, he married Mildred Niswander, and she
survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include sons, Robert Ingram of Taylor, MI, Howard Laney
of Fostoria, and Ronald Laney of Cripple Creek , Ky., brothers, Miles Ingram
of Fostoria, and Lloyd Ingram of Washington; sisters, Elnora Hainen of
Findlay, and Phyllis Correll of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-
Deceased is a sister, Mary Jane Krotzer.
Mr. Ingram retired in 1989 as a Millwright at Chrysler Corp. in Trenton,
Mich., and was a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Harrold-Floriana
Funeral Home, in Fostoria, with the Rev. Keith Davis officiating. Burial
will be in the Fountain Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Brethren Church in Fostoria.
Richard G. Duvall
Richard G. Duvall, 77, of 1039 Carrie Lane in Fostoria, died at 2:19
p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.
He was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Genoa, to Clarence M. and Ethel (Tuttle)
Duvall. On Aug. 27, 1951, in Fostoria, he married Mary Stevenson, and she
Survivors also include: a daughter, Mrs. Merrill (Deborah) Ward of
Fostoria, and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Duvall was a car inspector for 27 years with the Norfolk-Western
Railroad, and retired in 1975. Having served in WWII with the U.S. Army,
and was a member of Fostoria Assembly of God.
Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Fostoria Assembly of God,
with the Rev. Charles Jarvis officiating. Interment will take place in
Preston Cemetery in Alger.
Visitations are private.
Memorials may be made to Fostoria Assembly of God, 728 N. Countyline
St., or Home Health Care, 109 S. Main St., both in Fostoria, Ohio 44830.
Former Bellevue Mfg. employee
John Gampetro, 89, of Kilbourne St., in Bellevue, died Monday, June
4, 2001, in Bellevue Care Center.
He was born March 11, 1912, in New York City, to Joseph and Josephine
(Spagna) Gampetro. In September, 1936, he married Marianne Artino, and
Survivors also include: two brothers, Tom and Domonic Gampetro, and
two sisters, Donna Provenzele and Rose Matasic, all of Youngstown.
Deceased are: a daughter, Mrs. James Gampetro of Buffalo, Wyo., an
infant son; three brothers, Charles, Vincent and Joseph Gampetro, and a
sister Ann Frankino.
Mr. Gampetro, attended Youngstown East High School and was a member
of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue and the Club Ameritel.
He was a machinist at Bellevue Mfg. for 20 years, and employed at Cockshut
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, at the Immaculate Conception
Church in Bellevue with the Rev. Robert Tucerri officiating. Interment
will be in the Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, with Christian Wake Services
beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St. in
Junior L. Eidt
National Machinery Retiree
Junior L. Eidt, 73, of 849 N. Water St., in Tiffin, died at 1:40 a.m.,
Sunday, June 3, 2001 in Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin, where he had
been a patient since February.
He was born June 21, 1927, in Pleasant Twp., Seneca County, to Jacob
and Etta Mae (Fast) Eidt. On Dec. 10, 1949, in Tiffin, he married Shirley
E. Solze and she survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, Gary Eidt of Milton, Wisc., Jeffrey
Eidt of Tiffin, and Dennis Eidt of Holland, Mich., three daughters, Mrs.
Robert (Diana) Wise, Patricia Gooding, and Gail Eidt, all of Tiffin; three
brothers, Earl Eidt of Galion, John Eidt of Calif., and Richard Eidt of
Findlay; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased include: two brothers, George and Kenneth Eidt; and a sister,
Mr. Eidt retired after 10 years of employment as a machinist for Webster
Mfg. and 20 years with National Machinery, in Tiffin. He was a veteran
with the U.S. Army, having served in the Philippines. He enjoyed participating
in men's fast pitch, softball, bowling and golfing and loved to fish during
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Turner-Engle
Funeral Home in Tiffin. Pastor Jim Michaels will be the officiant. Burial,
at a later date, will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Visitation is one hour prior to Wednesday's services at the funeral
Memorials may be made to the family of Junior L. Eidt or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Yvonne L. Main
Yvonne L. Main, 89, of Sycamore, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4,
2001, in Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
She was born in Wyandot County, Jan. 21, 1912, to Claire and Ida M.
(Aldersperger) Shireman. She married W. Donald Main on May 1, 1937, and
he preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1973.
Survivors include: four sons, Donald E. Main of Onekama, Mich., Ross
A. Main of Fostoria, Kenneth A. Main of Bucyrus and Robert K. Main of Peru,
Ill; a daughter, Betty Main of Prattville, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; and
Preceding her death were her parents and two brothers, Calvin and Cletus
Mrs. Main attended Our Masters Chapel in Benton and was a former member
of Upper Sandusky's Moose Lodge. She was a McCutchenville High School graduate
and enjoyed crocheting and woodworking.
Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brokensword
Cemetery in Crawford County.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Good Shephard Home, Fostoria, in care of Walton-Moore
Funeral Home, 201 W. Saffel Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882-0356.
Madge Eachus, age 103, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 13,
She was born June 11, 1898, in Kingston, Ohio and was the daughter
of the late William J. and Louisa Jane (Ranck) Acord. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Eachus.
Survivors include: a son, Joe and wife Jane Eachus of Van Wert, Ohio;
11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two daughters-in-law, Martha
Eachus of Minford and Jean Eachus of Tiffin.
Deceased also include: two sons, Dan Eachus and Thomas Eachus; a brother
and two sisters.
Mrs. Eachus was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was
also a member of the Gallipolis Chapter Eastern Star, and was a charter
member of the Riverside Study Club.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood
Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ingram and the Rev. Jonathan Kollman
officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's
choice or to Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis.
S. Renee Augustine
A memorial service for S. Renee (Goodwin) Augustine will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Visitation will take place
one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian K. Jordan
Lillian Kathryn Jordan, 84, of 2320 W. Seneca CR 6 died Wednesday,
Nov. 14, 2001, in Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin.
She was born April 17, 1917, in Seneca County, to the late Harry and
Anna (Wetzel) Rex. She married Carl R. Jordan Sr. in St. Mary Catholic
Church in Tiffin. He died on Feb. 21, 1990.
Survivors include: two sons, Carl R. Jordan Jr. of Tiffin and Walter
Jordan of Fredericktown; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Leslie) Leonard of Tiffin;
a sister, Leona Agerter; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral
Home. Burial will be in St. Mary Church in Tiffin.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.