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Claudene Cox
(1913-2000)
 

JONESVILLE, Mich.-Claudene R. Cox, 86, of Jonesville, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her sonÕs home in Adrian.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1913, to Charles and Nellie (Mattoon) Smith in Jefferson Township, Ohio. On April 15, 1934, she married Ross M. Cox who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1993. Mrs. Cox was a graduate of Bowling Green University and had taught at Ney and Edgerton in Ohio. In addition she was a substitute teacher at the Morenci Schools and was employed by the Morenci library. Mrs. Cox was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesville and a member of the Jonesville Happy Seniors.
Surviving are a daughter, Sue Keller of Pioneer, Ohio; a son Chad (and wife, Claris) Cox of Adrian, nine grandchildren, Christiana, Chad W., Jeremy, Candice, Shane, Chad A., Kelli, Mellissa and Lisa; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesville with the Rev. Gary Oliver officiating. Interment will be in the Kunkle (Ohio) Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions are to the First Presbyterian Church.
 

Lloyd V. Speiser
(1934-2000)
 

HICKSVILLE - Lloyd V. Speiser, 66, of Hicksville, died Monday morning, May 8, 2000, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he had been a patient for the last week.
Born April 12, 1934, at Allen County, Indiana, he was the son of Bessie (Baker) and Virl Speiser. He attended Harlan (Ind.) High School, and on July 28, 1956, he married Bernice Caryer. Retiring in June of 1996, he had been employed at Johns-Manville Plant in Defiance for 38 years, and was a member of Glass Bottler Blower Union Local 51.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice; a daughter, Brenda Sue Phillips of Cecil; a son, Terry of Hicksville; two grandchildren, Troy and Trisha Phillips of Cecil; and a sister, Marilyn Bell of Antwerp.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Delores Stein; and a brother, Max Speiser. Friends may call at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, today from 2-8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Pastor David R. Meriweather officiating.
Burial will be in the Scipio Cemetery, Harlan.
Preferred memorials are to the Heart Fund.
 

Lowell E. Esterline
(1931-2000)
 

TOLEDO - Lowell E. Esterline, 69, of Toledo, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Toledo Hospital.
Born in Pioneer, on March 4, 1931, he was the son of Helen D. (Edmonson) and Emmett C. Esterline, and married Minnie Blankenship in Toledo on Oct. 31, 1959. He was employed by Foodtown as a stock clerk for 27 years, retiring in 1981.
Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. John (Patricia) Meyers of Edon and Bonnie Day of Toledo; three brothers, Carmon (and wife, Wanda) and Max (Grace), both of Pioneer, and Mike (Karen) of Montpelier; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis.
Friends may call on Thursday after 2 p.m. at the Neville Funeral Home Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, 9624 Garden Rd., in Maumee, with Pastor Lawrence Jeffries officiating. Entombment will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.
 

Melvin R. Stork
(1931-2000)
 

DEFIANCE - Melvin R. Stork, 68, of Defiance, died early this morning, May 9, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Stork was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Highland Township, the son of Alma (Williams) and Ray Stork. On Aug. 1, 1954, he married Erma (Walmer) and she survives.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, its administrative council, the Berean Class and men's group; had studied architecture at Chicago Tech College and was a certified draftsman. He was employed at Campbell Soup from 1960 to 1994, and had designed the underground irrigation system used at the Napoleon, Texas and California plants. He was also a member of several Western Square Dance associations.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Steve of Huntsville, Texas, David of Port Orange, Fla., Don of Defiance and Michael of Glendale, Ariz.; a daughter, Marci Jackson of Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Harlan (Mildred) March of Defiance; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Stork.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1-5 and 6-9 p.m. at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance. Also one hour, 10-11 a.m. on Thursday prior to the service at the church. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Dr. Roger Braun officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.
Memorials may be made to the church, the Caring Way/Hospice of Defiance County, or the Defiance Public Library. 
 

Germaine M. Poeppelman
(1924-2000)
 

FORT LORAMIE - Germaine M. Poeppelman, 76, of Fort Loramie, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 20, 1924, in Fort Loramie, she was the daughter of Cecelia (Brandewie) and Henry Thaman. On June 9, 1945, she married Andrew J. Poeppelman, in Sidney, who died Oct. 18, 1988. She was a member of St. Michael Church, the St. Ann Sodality of the church, and Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John., and was a retired cook at Fort Loramie Local Schools. Surviving are two sons; three daughters; three brothers, her twin brother, Luke (and wife, Mary) Thaman of Bryan, James (Barbara) Thaman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Thomas (Carol) Thaman of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Sylvia) Lemkuhl of Minster; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster and on Monday from 9-10 a.m. at the church.
The funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, with the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Wilson Hospice or the Beth Burns "Bucks for Breast Cancer" fund.
 

Park Britton
 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Park Britton, 83, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at the Life Care Center of Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.
Born in Custer Township, Michigan, to Lillie Leona (Berkheiser) and John Park Britton, he was an employee of the Shrine Temple, and a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are four sisters, Rosalea Mick of Montpelier, Ohio, Edna Sheeley of Syracuse, Cora King of Rochester, and Sarah Maerz, of Galien, Mich.; four brothers, Charles Britton of Missouri, John Britton of LaPorte, Daniel Britton of Peru, and Grover Britton of LaPorte. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Mary Pressler and Orma Wilson.
Funeral services are pending at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

Edna Shope
 

Edna Shope, 76, of Bryan, died early today, June 21, 2000, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Rice Funeral Home, Bryan.
 

Howard Greek
(1929 - 2000)
 

Howard Greek, 71, of Titusville, Fla., and formerly of Bryan, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000.
Mr. Greek had a car dealership business in Bryan before moving to Florida in 1974. Arrangements are pending.
 

Clara A. Bausch
(1907 - 2000)
 

NEY- Clara A. Bausch, 93, of Ney died early Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2000, in Harborside Healthcare Center-Bryan.
Mrs. Bausch was born in Henry County on March 24, 1907 to Caroline (Witte) and Henry D. Panning. In 1936 she married Arthur J. Bausch and he preceded her in death in 1984. A 1926 graduate of Napoleon and a 1929 graduate of Davis Business College, she was a homemaker, a member of the Union Chapel Church of God and a former member of the Church's W.C.S.C. Before becoming a homemaker she was employed by Sevison Magneto and Wire in Toledo.
Surviving Mrs. Bausch are a son, Harold Bausch of Ney and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Otto and Tony Panning and three sisters, Frieda Aschemier and Johanna and Helen Panning.
The family will receive friends at the Rice Funeral Home-Bryan on Thursday from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Evansport Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Union Chapel Church of God or to Visiting Nurses of Defiance County.
 

Dorothy Mae Welch
(1931 - 2000)
 

Dorothy Mae Welch, 69, of Bryan, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the home of her son. She had lived most of her life in Streator, Ill, and had moved to Bryan two years ago.
Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Blackstone, Ill., to Mary (Wiesbrock) and Ira Ritchie, she married John P. Welch May 26, 1962 and he died June 28, 1994. Mrs. Welch had been employed by Owen's Illinois Glass, Thatcher Glass and Lipton Tea Co. prior to her retirement.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Streator, and an auxiliary member of the Streator Moose, American Legion and V.F.W. and Eagles in Streator and Bryan.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Kathy Jo) Davis of Streator; four sons, John H. Welch of Bryan, Charles (and wife, Jamie), Edward and Timothy (Lori), all of Streator; 20 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Sister Mary Benedicta of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Ervin (Theresa) Harcharik of Streator and Catherine Smith of Blackstone, Ill.; and a brother, Anthony (Henrietta) Ritchie of Eureka, Ill.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard; four sisters and a brother.
Visitation will be in the Solon and Baker Funeral Home, 301 S. Park St., Streator, on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Deo Gratias Mutefunva and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Streator.
Memorials may be made to the LaSalle County Easter Seals or to the family.
 

Edward J. Pranke
(1914 - 2000)
 

SHERMAN, Ill. -Edward J. Pranke, 85, of Sherman, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born Dec. 29, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Katherine (Bolling) and Edward J. Pranke. In 1975 he married Mary Shaffer in Springfield.
Mr. Pranke was a certified public accountant and worked for the auditor generalÕs office for the State of Illinois, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Edward Pranke III of Rutherford, N.J. and Austin Pranke of Succasunna, N.J.; three stepsons, Thomas and David Shaffer of Minneapolis and Paul Shaffer of Woodstock; two stepdaughters, Ann Selinger of Sherman and Sarah Diak of Marysville; 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert Pranke of Hot Springs Village, Ark.
Funeral services were held May 25 and burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or to Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield.
 

Adda Moats
(1917 - 2000)
 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Ruth and Janice; and two brothers, Lee and Max Stierwalt.
Private graveside services were held Tuesday at the Sherwood Cemetery.
Rice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Defiance County Humane Society.
 

Selma M. Henderson
(1914 - 2000)
 

WEST UNITY - Selma M. Henderson, 85, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Leisure Oaks Nursing Home, Defiance, where she had been a patient for 2 1/2 years. Born in Weston on Dec. 10, 1914, she was the daughter of Daisy Mae (Miller) and Otto Shonk, and had lived in the Fayette area most of her life.
A member of the Presbyterian Church, she had worked at Fayette Tubular for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Browns of New Haven, Ind., and Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Siegel of West Unity; four brothers, Richard Shonk of Pioneer, Lorin Shonk of Bryan, Jerald Shonk of Tontogany and Harold Shonk of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henderson in 1980; a son, Michael; a sister and three brothers.
Friends may call in the Hollingshead Funeral Home from 2:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Sue Babb officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
 

LaMoyle Shearer
(1919 - 2000)
 

LaMoyle Shearer, 80, of Bryan, died Monday morning, June 19, 2000, at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.
Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Kunkle, she was the daughter of Vera (Douglas) and Herald Hendricks. She married Clarence Shearer on Dec. 24, 1940, in Bryan, and he survives.
A member of the Lick Creek Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Shearer was a secretary for Shearer Plumbing and Heating for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Glenn (and wife Becky) of Bryan; two daughters, Tami Shearer and husband, Ted Rowe of Sunbury and Mrs. Bill (Trudy) Peters of Edgerton; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ken (Amanda) MacFarlane, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Rob (Melissa) Kidder of Nashville, Tenn., Mary Beth Shearer of Bryan and Lauren Peters of Edgerton; a great-grandson; a sister, Catherine Choske of Tecumseh, Mich.; and two brothers, Doyle Hendricks of Adrian, Mich., and Merle Hendricks of Tecumseh.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Stanley Hendricks. Friends and family will rejoice and celebrate her life in a private ceremony in July. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
 

Imogene "Bobbie" Zimmerman
(1930 - 2000)
 

LaMoyle Shearer, 80, of Bryan, died Monday morning, June 19, 2000, at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.
Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Kunkle, she was the daughter of Vera (Douglas) and Herald Hendricks. She married Clarence Shearer on Dec. 24, 1940, in Bryan, and he survives.
A member of the Lick Creek Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Shearer was a secretary for Shearer Plumbing and Heating for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Glenn (and wife Becky) of Bryan; two daughters, Tami Shearer and husband, Ted Rowe of Sunbury and Mrs. Bill (Trudy) Peters of Edgerton; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ken (Amanda) MacFarlane, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Rob (Melissa) Kidder of Nashville, Tenn., Mary Beth Shearer of Bryan and Lauren Peters of Edgerton; a great-grandson; a sister, Catherine Choske of Tecumseh, Mich.; and two brothers, Doyle Hendricks of Adrian, Mich., and Merle Hendricks of Tecumseh.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Stanley Hendricks. Friends and family will rejoice and celebrate her life in a private ceremony in July. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
 

J. Howard Young
(1906 - 2000)
 

J. Howard Young, 94, of Bryan, died early Monday, June 19, 2000, at the Hillside Country Living nursing home where he had been a resident.
A lifelong resident of Williams County and a charter member of the Bryan Seventh Day Adventist Church, he was a farmer and had been employed as a carpenter in the maintenance department at Community Hospitals of Williams County.
Born on May 28, 1906, in Williams County, he was the son of Jeannette (McKelvey) and Lorin Young. In September 1933, he married Mabel V. Moog, who preceded him in death on March 1, 1991.
Surviving are a son, Gene (and wife, Shirley) of Montpelier; a grandson, Jeff (Sarah) Young of Sarasota, Fla.; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Hobart (Donna) of Chicago; and a sister, Laura Kesler of Bryan.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Smith and Mildred Connin.
The family will receive friends at Rice Funeral Home, Bryan, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Scott Morton, John Stokes and Huber Moog officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Bryan Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hillside Country Living Chapel Fund.
 

Harold E. Gerig
(1926 - 2000)
 

HICKSVILLE - Harold E. Gerig, 73, of Hicksville, died at Parkview Memorial Hospital Sunday night, June 18, 2000, where he had been a patient the last three months.
Born Aug. 31, 1926, at Antwerp, he was the son of Mary (Sigler) and Harry Gerig. On Oct. 29, 1946, he was united in marriage with Maurine Tuttle at Hicksville.
A member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II and the Hicksville VFW, he was a retired home builder, farmer and pork producer.
Surviving are his wife, Maurine; a daughter, Joyce Wagner of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Harriet Hulbert of Woodburn, Ind., and Janus Tuttle of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Preceding him in death were three infant sons, Dennis, David and Jerry.
Friends may call at Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville after 4 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Graves officiating. Burial will be in Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville, with graveside military services by the Hicksville VFW and the American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
 

Irene C. May
(1910 - 2000)
 

FAYETTE - Irene C. May, 90, of Camden, Mich., died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan.
Born May 12, 1910, in Rolin Township, Michigan, she was the daughter of Leta (Martin) and Glen Carncross.
She is survived by a son, John (and wife Charlene) May of Fayette; three daughters, Mrs. Gregory (Imagene) Hartley of Hudson, Fla; Mrs. Daryl (Pauline) Drake of Camden; and Virginia Frye of Holland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1980; a son, Norman in 1994, her parents; two brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Services will be Thursday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gerald Frazee officiating. Burial will be in Lickley Corners Cemetery in Hillsdale County, Mich.
 

Richard E. Bruns Jr.
(1940 - 2000)
 

NAPOLEON - Richard E. Bruns Jr., 59, of Napoleon, died late Sunday afternoon, June 18, 2000, at Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. He was a mechanic at Campbell Soup Co. for 27 1/2 years.
Born On Oct. 26, 1940, in Lima, he was the son of Edna (Noon) and Richard "Pete" Bruns Sr. A member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Hamler, he was in the Navy Reserves. Mr. Bruns had attended Bowling Green State University, was a social member of Napoleon American Legion, was an umpire for American Legion baseball and a member of the Point Place Boat Club. Surviving are a son, Mike (and wife, Deb) Bruns of Ottawa; a daughter, Kelly Meyer of Ottawa; a brother, John (Judy) Bruns of Bryan; his mother of Miller City; and his companion, Carolyn Kolbe of Napoleon.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Love Funeral Home in Ottawa and on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Hamler
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Steve Knape officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Point Place Boat Club.
 

Larry A. Short
(1945 - 2000)
 

ARCHBOLD - Larry A. Short, 54, of Archbold, died Sunday afternoon, June 18, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was admitted May 24, having been failing in health the last month.
Born Aug. 29, 1945, at Wauseon, he was the son of Lucille (Lantz) and Jesse L. Short, and married Suzette Wyse on Aug. 19, 1967.
A lifelong resident of Archbold and a member of the Zion Mennonite Church, he was a truck driver for King Transportation the last seven years. Prior to that he was part owner of the former Blissfield Truck Line Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Suzette; a son, Tony (and wife, Cinamon) of Middlebury, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Tammy) Shumaker of Canal Winchester and Tara Short, at home; three grandchildren; his parents of Archbold; two brothers, Jim L. (Barb) and Greg (Jill) both of Archbold; two sisters, Mrs. Marlin (Nancy) Riegsecker of Upland, Calif., and Linda Rychener of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Terry W. Short on April 26, 2000.
Friends may call at the Zion Mennonite Church fellowship hall today from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Ronald Guengerich officiating. Interment will precede the services in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home of Archbold is in charge of arrangements.
 

Gladys Louise Morr
(1920 - 2000)
 

DELTA - Gladys Louise Morr, 80, of Delta, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in her home following a long illness.
Born May 11, 1920, in Pike Township, Fulton Co., she was the daughter of Elva (Miller) and Elmer Murray. On June 28, 1941, she married Marion L. Morr in Delta.
A member of the United Methodist Church of Delta and its women's group, she was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fulton Co. Health Center Auxiliary. She served as regent of the D.A.R. chapter, and was supporter of Friends of Delta Library. Mrs. Morr was an employee of the Toggery Shop in Delta for more than 25 years.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, James (and wife, Linda) of Monroe, Mich., and Donald (Sharon) of Delta; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Grace) Ricker of Delta; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home, 501 Main St., Delta, on Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary services are at 7:30 p.m. and DAR services are at 7:45. Calling also on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Ave.
The funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Delta United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Huther officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Delta. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way of Williams and Fulton County or a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Barbara J. Kaiser
(1929 - 2000)
 

Barbara J. Kaiser, 70, of Bryan, died Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2000, in Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan, where she had been a patient. 
A member of the First Lutheran Church in Bryan, Progress Club and Community Hospital of Williams County Auxiliary, Bryan, Mrs. Kaiser was a teacher with the Bryan City Schools. Born in Bryan on Oct. 9, 1929, she was the daughter of Marjorie (Mossman) and Millard Walker. Surviving are three sons, Kim (and wife, Jane) of Lexington, Ky., Bruce (Jeanette) of Houston, Texas, and Neil of Angola, Ind.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fredrick Walker of Bryan. .
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger M. Kaiser on April 21, 1994.
The family will receive friends in the Rice Funeral Home-Bryan, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Julie Kling officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

George W. Kaiser Jr.
(1933 - 2000)
 

EDON - George W. "Skip" Kaiser Jr., 66, rural Edon, died early Friday, June 16, 2000, in his home after an extended illness.
Mr. Kaiser was born Oct. 29, 1933, near Edon, and was the son of Doris (Richardson) and George W. Kaiser. He married Arvilla Oyer on May 2, 1954, in Pioneer, and she survives.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kaiser was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Edon, where he had been a Sunday School teacher and president of the church council. He was a former member of the board of directors of the Edon Farmers Co-op and the Williams County Soil and Water Conservation District.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Craig, Randall, Dennis (and wife Sandra) and Jeff, all of Edon; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Marjorie) Eyster of Angola, Ind., and Mrs. Dick (Linda) Burkhardt of Davies, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home in Edon on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Edon with the Rev. Daniel G. Beaudoin officiating. Burial will follow in the Edon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church or to Community Hospitals of Williams County-Hospice Care.
 

Pauline B. Link
(1926-2000)
 

BURKETTSVILLE - Pauline B. Link, 74, of Burkettsville, died Thursday evening, June 15, 2000, in Memorial Hospital in Lima.
Born June 10, 1926, in Maria Stein, she was the daughter of Frances (Leugers) and Anthony Puthoff. She married Cyril J. Link on Nov. 17, 1945 in Maria Stein and he survives. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville and its Ladies Sodality, also St. Francis Church in Cranberry Prairie. She had retired from Community Hospital in Coldwater
Surviving in addition to her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Bertke of Pioneer, Mrs. Vincent (Carol) Schmidt of Rossburg, Patricia Link of Buckport, Maine, Diane Jobe of Montpelier and Rose Link of Deshler; a son, Roger Link of Burkettsville; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond (and wife, Agnes) of St. Henry; Merinus (Alice) of Maria Stein, Richard of Chickasaw and Othmar of St. Henry.
Preceding her in death were a son, Thomas; a daughter, Alice Jean; a sister and two brothers. Visitation will be on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 -10 a.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Church with Fr. Albert Reed officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Cranberry Prairie.
 

Helen E. Sprow
(1918 - 2000)
 

Helen Eleanor Sprow, 82, Bryan, died early Friday, June 16, 2000, at Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier Dilworth Center.
Born in Defiance County on March 8, 1918, she was the daughter of Carmin (Moog) and Perry Struble. She graduated from Bryan High School and the Toledo College of Business. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, she was legal secretary with the law firm of Gretick, Bish, Lowe and Roth for many years. She was a charter member of Bryan Civic League and the Claire Newcomer Club, Bryan Professional Women, the Williams County Genealogy Society, and was a Church Women United board member.
Surviving are a son, Thomas (and wife Donna) Sprow of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Diane) Hutton of Fredericksburg, Texas; a brother, Richard E. Struble of Bryan; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Prochaska of Irving, Texas, Kristin Chenoweth of Carbondale, Colo, Thomas Hutton of Irving, Texas, and Joel Sprow and Jessica, Joshua and Jacob Reed, all of Bryan; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home in Bryan.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dennis Ladd officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Church Women United or a charity of the donor's choice.


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