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Howard J. Price
National Machinery retiree
Howard J. Price, 82, of 1000 E. CR 6, Tiffin, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, April 17, 1998, at his home. 
He was born May 7, 1915, in Eden Township, Seneca County, to the late Harvey E. and Orpha (Johnson) Price. He married Louise F. Kimmett May 7, 1938. They later divorced. His second marriage was to Irma (Bogard) Stevens Oct. 26, 1963. She survives. 
Other survivors include: a son, Harold K. Price of Tiffin; a daughter, Joanne Roby of Sycamore; three stepchildren, Lee Stephens of Tiffin, Mark Stephens of Worland, Wyo., and LeMar Mick of Sycamore; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha E. Owings of Melmore.
Graduating from Melmore High School in 1933, Mr. Price served in the Army during World War II in India, China and Japan. He was a top gunner on a B-29, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross three times, the Air Medal four times and Asian Theater medalonce. Price retired in 1980 from National Machinery in Tiffin where he worked as a welder for 26 years and belonged to its Quarter Century Club. He also farmed for many years. A private pilot and member of the Flying Farmers Association, Price attended Harmony United Methodist Church where he was a former trustee and member of Win-A-Couple Sunday school class.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church. Interment will be in Price Cemetery, Seneca County. The body has been cremated.
Visitation will be 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore. 
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, Harmony United Methodist Church or the donor's choice. 

Clyde McGuire
Retired Nevada farmer
Clyde McGuire, 82, of 14105 TH 135, Nevada, Ohio, died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday, at his residence. 
Born June 11, 1915, in Carter County, Ky., to James and Eula (Horsely) McGuire, he married Lillian Kiser Feb. 20, 1938, in Grayson, Ky. 
Survivors are: his wife, Lillian; three sons, H. Roger and Phillip R. McGuire, both of Nevada, and James Carlos McGuire of Amanda, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Burchett and Mrs. Curtis (Dixie) Tharp, both of Morral; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and 13 siblings.
Mr. McGuire was a retired farmer who enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events. His hobbies included gardening, especially raising gourds and painting pictures on them, and family genealogy.
The Rev. Gary Pack will preside at the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Bringman and Company Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or the donor's choice. 

Catherine M. Hammersmith
Mother of area residents
Catherine M. Hammersmith, 98, formerly of 701 Castalia St., Bellevue, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, in Bellevue Care Center. 
She was born May 26, 1899, in Groton Township, Erie County, to Henry and Katherine (Horning) Biebriecher. On June 4, 1917, in Sandusky she marriedAugust J. Hammersmith. He died Aug. 15, 1984. 
She is survived by three sons, Leonard G., Clifford A. and Clarence R. Hammersmith, all of Bellevue; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Martha L.) Neeley of Tiffin; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. 
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband; a grandson, Kevin Neeley; a great-grandson, Sean Eichhorn; and a sister, Clara Neill.
A lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Mrs. Hammersmith participated in its Naomi Circle and was the oldest living church member. She was a charter member of the Four County Young At Hearts Senior Citizens. She had also belonged to numerous card clubs and attended many square dances with her late husband. 
Mrs. Hammersmith's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Bellevue, with Pastor David R. Wietelmann officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Foos and Son Funeral Home in Bellevue. 
Memorials may be made to the organ fund at the church, 209 Southwest St., Bellevue, OH 44811. 

Llavon B. Lupton
Resident of Tiffin
Llavon B. Lupton, 83, of Tiffin, died at 5:37 p.m. Friday, April 17, 1998, in St. Catherine's of Tiffin. Services are pending at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home of Tiffin.

Cyril J. Nye Sr.
Longtime Seneca County farmer
Cyril J. Nye Sr., 97, of 12220 CR 10, Alvada, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, April 20,1998, in St. Francis Home.
He was born Feb. 1, 1901, in Alvada, to Michael and Margaret (Wagner) Nye. On March 4, 1924, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, he married Germaine R. Gosche. She died April 18, 1978.
Surviving are five sons, Cyril M. Jr. and Donald G. Nye, both of New Riegel and Delbert J., Carl J. and Richard L. Nye, all of Alvada; seven daughters, Mrs. Luke (Mary Lou) Weinandy of Alvada, Idella Reinhart of Fremont, Mrs. Lewis (Eloise) Reinhart of Fostoria, Mrs. Ralph (Teresa) Szablewski of Tiffin, Mrs. Eugene (Donna) Reinhart of Alvada, Mrs. Edward (Shirley) Daniel of Tiffin and Mrs. Marvin (Sharon) Hohman of New Riegel; 87 grandchildren, 225 great-grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cordula Wangler of Cleveland.
Also preceding him in death were: a daughter, Berneida Lichtle; a brother, Otto Nye; a sister, Eulalia Mathias; and a granddaughter, Jane (Nye) Bowers.
A longtime Seneca County Farmer and owner of Nye's Grocery, formerly of Alvada, Mr. Nye was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada.
A funeral Mass in St. Peter Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Leonard Kistler officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice Care of Seneca County. 

Ruth Jean Michael
Resident of Fremont
Ruth Jean Michael, 78, formerly of McKinley Blvd., Fremont, died early Monday morning, April 20, 1998, in Countryside Continuing Care Center.
She was born in Fremont, Nov. 1, 1919, to John and Mary C. (Houck) Ochs. Her husband, Claude E. Michael, whom she married May 15, 1941, preceded her in death in June 1990.
Survivors include: two sons, Charles E. and Claude Jr. Michael; a brother, Walter Ochs; two sisters, Olga Roth and Florence Steinberger, all of Fremont; and six grandchildren. 
A son, Fred; and a granddaughter, Nicole, are deceased.
A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, Mrs. Michael was an avid pinochle player.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Nopper-Karlovetz Mortuary, Fremont. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Easter Seal Society or a charity of the donor's choice. 

John Paul Kouns
Factory employee/truck driver
John Paul Kouns, 63, of 460 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, died at 10:19 a.m. Monday, April 20,1998, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
Born June 2, 1934, in Grayson, Ky., to the late John A. and Lizzie (Damron) Kouns, he married Ruth L. Alt, Dec. 7, 1985, in Sycamore. She survives.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Barbara) Oliver ofDola, Mrs. Mike (Martha) Gossman of Kirby, Mrs. Michael (Mary) Warren of Columbus and Mrs. Kevin (Paula) Treadway of Nevada; four step-children, Mrs. Douglas (Carla) Elgin of Shelby, James W., David W. and Michael A. Horsley, all of Bucyrus; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: two brothers, Thomas E. Kouns of Hitchins, Ky. and Thurman Kouns of Catlettsburg, Ky.; and two sisters, Mrs. Haskell (Mabel) Tufts of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Earl (Nettie) Clark of Valparaiso, Ind.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Charlotte Carol Kouns; two brothers and a sister.
Mr. Kouns had been employed as a foreman at Liqui-Box Corp since 1966 and for the past three years as a truck driver. He enjoyed gardening and yard work.
The Rev. Charles Steward will conduct the 1:30 p.m. Thursday service in the Bringman and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or the American Cancer Society.

Vincent I. Schroeder
Father of Tiffin resident
Vincent I. Schroeder, 93, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at his residence in Ottawa.
He was born in Leipsic, July 19, 1904, to Frank and Amelia (Stechschulte) Schroeder. On Sept. 4, 1929, he married Kathryn Lammers, and she survives.
Other survivors include: seven sons, Vernon Schroeder of Ottoville, the Rev. Dennis Schroeder of Bucyrus, Mark and Vincent Jr. Schroeder, both of Leipsic, Earl Schroeder of Ottawa, Steve Schroeder of Atlanta, Ga. and Louis Schroeder of Chicago, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Bob (Marilyn) Ruhe of Leipsic, Mrs. Mike (Evelyn) Milano of Chicago, Pat Kern of Lima and Sister Paulette Schroeder OSF of Tiffin; 40 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. 
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Phyllis Rieman; a son, Frank Schroeder; a grandson, Jeff Ruhe; seven brothers, Samuel, Lewis, Henry, Gerhard, Lawrence, Arnold and Joseph Schroeder; and two sisters, Veronica Kaufman and Christina Schmenk.
Mr. Schroeder, a retired farmer and former insurance agent for German Mutual Ins. Co., also was a former Miller City-New Cleveland School board member.
He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa; Ottawa Knights of Columbus; Ottawa Eagles and the Holy Aid at Holy Family Church, New Cleveland.
A funeral Mass in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Dennis Schroeder as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Thursday. Eagles services will be 7:30 p.m. today, Scripture services will be 8 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Putnam County Hospice. 

Una E. Lonsway
General Electric retiree
Una E. Lonsway, 76, 50 Sixth Ave., died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, where she had been a patient since April 12.
She was born in Attica, Seneca County, Dec. 1, 1921, to Charles H. and Emma C. (Laux) Mattmiller. On Aug. 15, 1940, in Tiffin, she married Charles Lonsway. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Mark K. Lonsway of Hartsville; a daughter, Carolyn A. Devinney of Molene, Ill.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Geren of Tiffin and Lucille Logsdon of Cleveland.
A son, William A. ''Bill'' Lonsway, is deceased.
Mrs. Lonsway, a 1939 Columbian High School graduate, retired from the former General Electric Co. after 27 years of employment.
A member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, she liked to shell and knit and enjoyed flowers.
Services in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. 

Pamela R. Miller
Tiffin resident's sister
Pamela R. Miller, 43, of 831 Harmon St., Findlay, died in the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998.
She was born in Albuquerque, N.M., May 24, 1954, the daughter of Richard C. and Marjorie E. ''Peg'' Edelman. Her parents survive in Findlay. Her husband, Steven E. ''Smoke'' Miller, whom she married Feb. 11, 1978, also survives.
Survivors also include: a son Todd A. Miller; two daughters, Jamie R. and Renee L. Miller, all at home; a step-daughter, Stephanie A. Honecker of New Phildelphia, Ohio; a step-grandson; and two brothers, Richard L. Edelman of Tiffin and Ronald L. Edelman of Dayton.
A former Marathon Oil Co. employee, Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and had been employed as a bus driver for the Findlay City Schools.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay.
The Rev. Jose' Corrall will be the celebrant at the 1 p.m. Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael Catholic Church, East. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a Vigil service will be at 8:30 p.m..
Memorials may be made to St. Michael Capital Campaign Fund. 

Irma L. Mills
Retired Clyde school teacher
Irma L. Mills, 87, formerly of Clyde, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in the Bethesda Care Center, Fremont.
Born Aug. 17, 1910, in Clyde, to Vetta and Louise (Hayden) Wagner, she married Roy Mills, Feb. 15, 1933. He preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1969.
Survivors include: a son, Gerald L. Mills of Beaverton, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Joyce) McDaniels of Clyde and Mrs. Richard (Judith) Bosak of Toledo; two step-daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Myrtle) Holmes of Puellup, Wash. andMrs. Robert (Beatrice) Koch of Clyde; a sister, Mrs. Wendell (Mable) Drown of Clyde; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. 
Also preceding her in death was a step-son, Roy ''Sonny'' Mills Jr., who died in 1980.
A graduate of York High School and a 1928 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Mrs. Mills was employed as a school teacher in the Clyde Schools 1960-75, retiring after 15 years of service.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clyde and its Senior Philathea Class and the National, State and County Retired Teacher's Associations.
The Rev. John Bailey will conduct the 10 a.m. Friday service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in Ellsworth Cemetery, rural Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Project Excellence for Clyde-Green Springs Schools, 106 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio 43410. 

Melissa E. Hill
Clyde homemaker
Melissa E. Hill, 86, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at the home of her grandson, on East Forest Street, Clyde, where she resided.
She was born in Gibsonburg, Jan. 2, 1912, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerwin. Her husband, Clarence Donald Hill, died in 1983.
Surviving are a son, Daniel Wendt of Marblehead; a step-son, Marlin Eugene Hill of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Hazel Gulau of Monroeville; and a grandson, John Hill of Clyde, whom she raised and then made her home with.
A graduate of Gibsonburg High School, Mrs. Hill was a homemaker and at one time had been employed at the Erie Proving Grounds.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. today in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.

Judy E. Swerlein
Retired St. Francis employee
Judy E. Swerlein, 55, of 296 1/2 Ohio Ave, Tiffin died at 8:10 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 1998. She was born in Tiffin to Harold R. and Florence (Zender) Kuhn. Her mother survives. She married Ronald Swerlein, and he passed away.
Survivors include: four sons, Todd Malone of Kissimmee, FL, Michael, Rex, and Chris Malone, all of Tiffin; a brother, Richard H. Kuhn of Tiffin; a sister, Sharon Gruss of Chicago, IL.; and three grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her father. 
Mrs. Swerlein attended Calvert High School. She was retired from St. Francis as a nurse's aide and was a former member of St. Mary's Church and the DAV.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date; a private burial will be at St. Joseph's cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements will be handled by the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. 

Fern L. (Cross) Pence
Fremont resident
Fern L. (Cross) Pence, 86, formerly of Woodland Ave., Fremont, and Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home, died on Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born June 03, 1911, in Bellefontaine to Charles L. and Ethel (Legg) Cross. On Nov. 14, 1930, she married Olen H. Pence. He died in February 1987.
Survivors include: four sons, Paul and Ronald Pence, both of Foley, Ala., Richard Pence of Macedonia, and Olen Pence Jr. of Fremont; five daughters, Jean Mann of Tiffin, Cintra Eshenberner of Akron, Barbara Gatton of Tiffin, Judy Bernard of Clyde, and Sharon Banister of Charlotte, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Charles; a brother Charles Cross; and two sisters, Ada Willouby and Pauline Campbell
Mrs. Pence was a homemaker and an organist for the Church of God for more than 20 years. She also taught Sunday School for many years. A leader of the Sr. Citizen Band for 15 years, she represented the Sr. Citizens on the W.S.O.S. Board.
The Rev. Rob Breitigam will officiate the 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 1998 service at the Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont. 
Visitation hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home. 

Sister Frances Ann Schismenos
Tiffin Franciscan sister
Sister Frances Ann Schismenos, 51, of 135 Vennum Ave., Mansfield, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at home, following a long illness. 
Born August 13, 1946, in Akron, Ohio, to Leo and Dorothy Demko Schismenos, she became a professed religious sister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Charity in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1965. 
Survivors include: her mother, Dorothy Schismenos of Akron; two brothers, Lee and Joe Schismenos, both of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Mike (Sally) Baumgardner of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Joanie Schismenos of Lakewood, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Her father, Leo Schismenos, preceded her in death. 
Sister Fran taught school from 1967-77 in Edgerton, Custar and New Washington, Ohio. She then became a Pastoral Associate and ministered in Holgate and Hamler, Ohio from 1977-87. Following a year of studies in Berkley, Calif., in 1987-88, she became a Pastoral Associate at St. Peter's Parish in Mansfield, where she continued ministering until the time of her death. 
Father John Blaser will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sisters of St. Francis Convent in Tiffin. Burial will follow in the convent cemetery. 
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Peters's Catholic Church, 54 S. Mulberry St., Mansfield, Ohio. In Tiffin, visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday at the convent on St. Francis Avenue, where wake services will be held at 7 p.m.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. May 2, 1998, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Mansfield, with Father Herb Weber officiating. 
The Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home in Mansfield and the Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin are handling arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to the Earth Literacy Center in care of the Sisters of St. Francis, 200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, or to the VNA Hospice, 188 W. Third St., Mansfield, Ohio 44902.

Orville F. Bentz
Brother of Tiffin woman
Orville F. Bentz of 691 Angela Drive, Fostoria, Ohio, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital. 
He was born in Seneca County to the late Ferdinand and Mary (Hoffbauer) Bentz, and he married Evelyn Mae Kinney Sept. 25, 1937, in Angola, Ind. 
He is survived by: his wife Evelyn of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Garry (Carol) Phelps of Fostoria; a granddaughter, Staci Phelps of Fostoria; and a sister, Anna Mae Randall of Tiffin. 
A brother, Carl Bentz, preceded him in death. 
Mr. Bentz worked for 28 years as a clerk at Ford Autolite, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Fostoria Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the Eagles will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to The Living Tree at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Rodney R. Stannard
Brother of Fostoria woman 
Rodney R. Stannard, 47, of Wauseon, died Thursday morning, April 23, 1998, at the Toledo Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 25, 1998. 
He was born March 1, 1951, at Wauseon, the son of Calvin and Pauline (Seiler) Stannard. On Dec. 10, 1971, he married Vicki Miller, who survives.
Other survivors include: his mother, Pauline Stannard of Archbold; two sons, Eric and Jason Stannard of Fayette and Archbold, Ohio, respectively; a daughter, Nicole Stannard, at home; four grandchildren; a brother, Charles Stannard of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio; and two sisters, Sharon Stannard of Fostoria and Mrs. John (Jo Nell) Ott of South Bend, Ind. 
His father preceded him in death. 
Mr. Stannard was a 1969 graduate of Archbold High School and lived his lifetime in the Archbold/Wauseon area. He worked in the family business known as Country Side Creations. He was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Chruch in Archbold, Defiance Moose Lodge and the Toledo Craftsman Guild. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold, with Pastor Matthew Boyers officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery. 
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold. 

Frank G. Hovis Jr.
Farmer/construction company owner
Frank G. Hovis Jr., 79, of Risingsun, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998.
He was born in Helena, May 8, 1918, to Frank G. and Hazel E. (Ritchey) Hovis Sr. On Dec. 22, 1936, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he married Betty J. Frazier. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, John A. and Ronald J. Hovis, both of Risingsun, and Donald A. Hovis of Bradner; a daughter, Leone M. James of Valley Falls, Kan.; a sister, Phyllis Preston of Lexington, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were: a sister, Mary Barth; a brother, Richard Hovis; and a granddaughter.
A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific, Mr. Hovis owned and operated Hovis and Son's Construction for 49 years and also was engaged in farming. 
He was a member of both the Fremont Eagles and Elks, Welker-Smith American Legion Post 17, Gibsonburg, the Sandusky County Sportsman Club, where he was a life member, and the Risingsun Volunteer Fire Department.
Services in Risingsun First Church of God will be 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Paul Rutledge and Dr. Darrell Prichard officiating. Burial will be in Scott-Trinity Cemetery, Sandusky County, Scott Township.
Visitation at the Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body also will lie in state one hour before the services at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the church, Risingsun Volunteer Fire Department, American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Richard L. Callendar
Fremont resident
Memorial services for Richard L. Callendar, 78, of Fremont, who died Thursday, April 9, 1998, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fremont Country Club. The Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, Fremont, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Heath-Bloomfield
Homemaker/Tiffin native
Betty J. Heath-Bloomfield, 72, of Woodville, died Saturday, April 25, 1998, in St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon, Ohio, following a sudden illness.
She was born in Tiffin, Sept. 27, 1925, the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Roy) Runion. Her husband, Ray Heath, whom she married July 13, 1944, in Woodville, preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1967.
Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Richard A. (Barbara) Ickes Sr. of Walbridge, Mrs. Michael (Betty S.) Klavinger and Mrs. Donald (Judy A.) Klavinger Sr., both of Woodville; a son, David L. Heath of Woodville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Runion of Tiffin; and three sisters, Mable Ruhle of Sycamore, Ruth Ross of Norwalk and Mrs. Clyde (Sarah) Fish of Tiffin.
Also preceding her in death were: a daughter, Florence Heath; a son, Jerry R. Heath; a great-grandson, Dustin Hurley; and four brothers, Allen, Frank, Clarence and Bob Runion.
A homemaker, Mrs. Bloomfield was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship Church, Fremont.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home,Woodville. Interment will be in West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-9 p.m. today, with the family present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Woodville Township Volunteer Fire Department or the church.

Norbert Hoerig
Tiffin native
Word has been received of the death of Norbert Hoerig, 84, of Hawthorne, Calif., who died in California, Friday, April 24, 1998.
Services will be noon Wednesday in Grace Chapel, Englewood Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of the service at the chapel.
Mr. Hoerig, who had been self-employed, was born and raised in Tiffin.
The family was assisted in arrangements by the McKenzie Mortuary, Signal Hill, Calif.

Esther Emma Grine
Homemaker/nursing home employee 
Esther Emma Grine, 91, of 209 W. Center St., Fostoria, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.
She was born Jan. 10, 1907, in Carey, to William and Mary (Gase) Fox. On Sept. 25, 1923, in New Riegel, she married Alvin Grine. He died Aug. 18, 1952.
Surviving are: five sons, Vernon E., Vincent E., James E. and Paul L. Grine, all of Fostoria, and Harold J. Grine of Hopewell, N.J.; a daughter, Ellen R. Greek of Tiffin; 58 grandchildren: 103 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Richard and Alvin Grine Jr.; five daughters, Margaret Grine, Mrs. Albert (Helen) Kauffman, Mrs. Leonard (Hilda) Krupp, Mrs. William (Rita) Calvert and Mrs. James (Inez) Miller; three brothers, Paul, Lewis and Virgil Fox; and a sister, Beatrice Youngpeter, are deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Grine also worked for 30 years in the laundry at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria. 
She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its 55-Plus Club, Ladies of the Moose and the Eagles Auxiliary, all of Fostoria.
A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


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