|W. Eugene Baker
(1904 - 2000)
MONTPELIER - W. Eugene Baker, 96, of Montpelier, died Sunday morning,
July 9, 2000, in Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, following
a lingering illness.
Born near Montpelier on Jan. 7, 1904, to Hattie Evelyn (Reese) and
Delbert Leroy Baker, he was a lifelong Montpelier resident. On July 14,
1932 he was married to B. Irene (Abbott) and she survives.
Before retiring in 1969, he had worked 30 years as a mechanic with
Woodruff Auto Parts in Montpelier.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Baker; and a sister, Opal
The family will receive friends in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in
Montpelier on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside
Cemetery, Montpelier, with Pastor Don Harris officiating.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Cheryl Lynn Edinger
MONTPELIER - Cheryl Lynn Edinger, 54, of Montpelier, died Sunday, July
9, 2000, in her home of an apparent heart attack.
Among her survivors are her husband, Robert.
Services are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Harold J. Flegal
(1937 - 2000)
EDGERTON - Harold J. Flegal, 63, of Edgerton, died Sunday evening, July
9, 2000, in his home, following an illness of several months.
He was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Blakeslee, to Kathryn (Dietsch) and Bernard
Flegal. On Jan. 10, 1990, he married Cecelia "Cissy" (Brown) and she survives.
The owner of Harold Flegal Excavating, he was a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Edgerton, as well as the Hamilton Fish and Game Club
in Hamilton, Ind. and the Angola (Ind.) Moose Lodge.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Timothy (and wife, Julie)
Flegal of Edgerton; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Christine) Bryant of Edgerton;
five stepsons, Timothy (Marie) Brown of Farmington Hills, Mich., James
(Schereene) Brown, Michael Brown, Anthony (Amanda) Brown, all of Edgerton,
and David Matthew (Peggy) Brown of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Mrs.
Robert (Jennifer) Bowsher of Hicksville; a brother, James (Carla) Flegal
of Edgerton; three sisters, JoAnn Vogelsong of Ney, Sandra Waldvogel of
Stryker, and Pam Miller of Wauseon; and 20 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton on Tuesday
from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edgerton
at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton
Carl Haas Sr.
(1922 - 2000)
DELTA - Carl Haas Sr., 78, of Delta, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in
Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Fulton County, he was the son of Amelia (Stromberger)
and Conrad Haas. On Feb. 24, 1946, he married Isabelle Sintobin, and she
survives. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon.
A lifelong farmer who enjoyed raising watermelons and tomatoes, he
was also employed with the Jeep Corp. for 15 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Carl Jr. of Delta,
Harold (and wife, Lynette) of Perrysburg, Leslie (Debra) of Delta and Terry
(Amy) of Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Barbara) Lichtenwald of Delta;
10 grandchildren; seven sisters, Amelia Haas Kasper of Wauseon, Katherine
Wanner of Lyons, Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Williams of Perrysburg, Bertha Graber
of Pettisvile, Mrs. James (Martha) Wagner of Wauseon, Mrs. Hal (Irene)
Garrow of Wauseon, and Laura Mull of Delta; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Dean Haas;
a granddaughter and three sisters, Anna, Marie and Ada Lucille.
Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m-2 p.m. at
the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Funeral services will follow at
the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Revs. Timothy Sonnenberg and Scott
Silcox officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Delta Fire
and Rescue Department.
Arrangements are made by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.
Ned A. Nisley
(1930 - 2000)
EDGERTON - Ned A. Nisley, 69, of rural Edgerton, died late Friday evening,
July 7, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fort. Wayne,
Ind., following an extended illness.
He was born July 10, 1930, near Kunkle, to Ruth (Stambaugh) and William
Nisley. On July 14, 1950, in Farmer, he was married to Virginia Dietsch,
and she survives.
A veteran of the United States Army during the Korean conflict, he
was a truck driver for 18 years, most recently working for TMX trucking.
He and his wife also operated Rosedale Stables and Harness Shop near Edgerton
and he was a past president and member of the Buckeye Border Bluegrass
Club. He was also a maintenance man for Milford Township.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joe Nisley of Bryan;
three daughters, Mrs. Alonzo (Mary) Buchs of Edgerton, Cheryl Nisley of
McComb, and Mrs. Walter (Rose) Carpenter of Edgerton; 10 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Perkins of Kunkle.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jac Nisley; and a granddaughter,
Chasity Carpenter. Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. at the Krill
Funeral Home in Edgerton.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor
James O. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Farmer Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" DeGroff
WEST UNITY - Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" DeGroff, 85, died in her home Saturday,
July 8, 2000.
She was born Feb. 7, 1915, in West Unity to Ruth (Heacock) and Fred
Altman. A lifelong resident of West Unity, she was a graduate of West Unity
High School in 1934. On Aug. 7, 1935, she married Maynard DeGroff and he
From 1935 until 1973, she and her husband owned and operated the West
Unity Bakery and Coffee Shop in West Unity.
Mrs. DeGroff was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church,
the United Methodist Women of that church and had directed the children's
choir for many years. She also sang in the adult choir. She was a member
and former Worthy Matron of Unity Chapter #158 Order of the Eastern Star,
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, John of Nashville,
Tenn.; two sisters, Lenore Miller of Toledo and Mrs. Truman (Mary Jane)
Evans of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth DeGroff of Decatur,
Ind. and Daniel DeGroff of Berne, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Keifer.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services were to have been today at Floral Grove Cemetery
in West Unity, with Pastor Sue Babb officiating.
Hollingshead Funeral Home, West Unity, is in charge of arrangements.
Herman C. Sanders
(1921 - 2000)
Herman C. Sanders, 78, died Friday, July 7, 2000 in Toledo Hospital.
Mr. Sanders was a retired toll plaza supervisor with the Ohio Turnpike
and a retired manager of the Fabricare Cleaners & Coin Laundry in Bryan.
He was a member of the Bryan Eagles #2233, the Bryan Moose Lodge 1064 and
a World War II army veteran.
Mr. Sanders was born in Fordsville, Ky. on December 20, 1921 to Willie
B. and Filnea (Johnson) Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents
and two brothers, Howard and Louis.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. (Kilburn) Sanders; a son, James
Spears of Columbus; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, James
J. Sanders of Stanley, Ky.; two sisters, Charity Richards of Stanley, Ky.,
Louise Brown of Odon, Ind.; two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Henry E. (Irene) Ford,
Mrs. Gerald (Jean) Wheetley; five brothers-in-laws, Calvin, Don, Willie,
Willis and Jack Gentry; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be in the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan on Sunday, July
9 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Services for Herman C. Sanders will be held on Monday, July 10, 2000
at 2 p.m. in the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan. Burial will follow in Fountain
Memorials in the name of Herman C. Sanders may be made to the World
War II Veterans Memorial.
Mildred J. Winover
(1927 - 2000)
McCLURE-Mildred J. Winover, 72, died Thursday, July 6, 2000 at St. Vincent
Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
Mrs. Winover was a homemaker and babysitter. She was a member of the
Archbold Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliary of Roberts-McMillen
American Legion Post #322.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Lorentz, a brother, Fred
Lorentz and her husband Kenneth J. Winover.
Surviving are a son, Roger Winover of McClure; daughter, Nancy Kline
of Napoleon; daughter Mrs. Dan (Rose) Myers of Napoleon; brothers, Robert
and Edward Lorentz of Bryan; brother, Jake Lorentz of Edgerton; sisters,
Helen Castor and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Flory of Bryan and sister, Mrs. Rex
(Ruth) Detwiller of West Unity.
Visitation will be Monday, July 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Rodenberger
Funeral Home, Inc. in McClure.
Graveside Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Hockman Cemetery
in McClure with Mr. Mike Harbour officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Missions Program of the Archbold church
of Christ or a charity of the donor's choice.
Laurel A. Clingaman
(1902 - 2000)
DELTA - Laurel A. Clingaman, 97, formerly of Wauseon, died early Friday
morning, July 7, 2000, at Our Country Home near Delta, where he had resided
since December of 1999.
Born Dec. 2, 1902, near Archbold, he was the son of Leona (Rebeau)
and Solomon Clingaman. He married Blanche Turney on Feb. 28, 1925, and
she preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 1996. A retired farmer and lifetime
area resident, he was a member of the West Franklin Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Robert (and wife, Nancy) Clingaman of Delta; a
daughter, Mrs. Gale (Carol) Burkholder of Fayette; six grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Evangeline
Barnhart of Churubusco, Ind.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence;
and a sister, Minnie Brown.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. on Saturday.
Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in
Archbold with Minister Larry Snow officiating. Interment will follow in
the Tedrow Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the West Franklin Church of Christ, or the
donor's favorite charity.
Jack L. Harding
(1945 - 2000)
PIONEER - Jack L. Harding, 54, of Pioneer, died in his home early today,
July 7, 2000.
He was born August 29, 1945 to Daisy (Landers) and Fern Harding. In
1965, he married Judy Yoder and she survives.
In 1999, he retired, after working 12 years as street superintendent
for the Village of Pioneer. Prior to his village service, he was a self-employed
carpenter. He was a social member of the Pioneer V.F.W.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Julie)
Fackler of Pioneer; a brother, Warren "Bud" DeLong of Angola, Ind.; a sister,
Mrs. Norris (Bonita) Richmond of Angola; two grandchildren, Talisha and
Derek Zuver, both of Pioneer; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, four sisters
and a grandson, Travis Harding.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home in
Pioneer. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Church
of the Nazarene, with interment to follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way of Williams and Fulton
Sarah M. "Sadie" Pilliod
(1923 - 2000)
SWANTON - Sarah Marie "Sadie" Pilliod, 76, of Swanton, died at her home
Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
She was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Wauseon to Laura and David Njaim and
was a member of St. Richard's Church and its Rosary Altar Society in Swanton.
A graduate of Delta High School, class of 1941, she was employed by the
Pet Milk Company, the Delta Livestock Auction, L&R Department Store,
and for many years at her family's business, Njaim's Restaurant in Delta.
For 10 years, she and her husband also tutored at St. Richard's School.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, David Pilliod of
Swanton and Chris (and wife Deb) Pilliod of Sinking Spring, Pa.; two daughters,
Mrs. Jeff (Sarah) Anderson of Monclova and Mrs. Jeff (Mary) McMahon of
Toledo; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Stanley (LaVerne) Shaffer
She was preceded in death by a brother, Soloman Njaim.
Relatives and friends may gather at St. Richard's Church from 10-11
a.m. Saturday, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will
be at St. Richard's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Richard's Church or its Rosary Altar Society.
Biehl-Malone Funeral Home in Swanton is in charge of arrangements.
Dona Lou Walton
(1938 - 2000)
MAUMEE - Dona Lou Walton, 62, of Maumee died Thursday, July 6, 2000,
at her daughter's home in Montpelier.
She was born July 5, 1938, to Helen J. (McLaughlin) and James S. Thompson.
After attending Libbey High School, she attained her GED. For approximately
the last 20 years, Dona worked as a hospital aide, with persons who have
developmental disabilities, at The Northwest Ohio Developmental Center
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Karen) Benner of Montpelier;
two sons, Jon (and wife, Amy) Walton of Newark, Del. and Don (Vicki) Walton
of Walbridge; two brothers, Robert J. Thompson and Rowland E. Thompson,
both of Toledo; two sisters, Rita J. Lewis of Toledo and Mrs. Thomas (Evelyn)
Becker of Delta; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William J. Thompson.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date, with Thompson
Funeral Home, Montpelier, in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way of Williams and Fulton
Raymond W. Schneider
(1919 - 2000)
STRYKER - Raymond W. Schneider, 81, of Stryker died Monday, July 3,
2000, in the Community Hospitals of Williams County in Bryan.
He was born on March 19, 1919, to Mayme (Neuenschwander) and George
Schneider. A retired farmer and businessman, he married Esther Lorentz,
who preceded him in death in 1998. Surviving are a son, Roy Schneider of
Stryker; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Marsha) Riley of Stryker; Darla Goldsmith
of Wauseon and Trisha Schneider of Defiance; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a
son and a daughter.
There will be no calling hours and the funeral services will be private.
Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker is in charge of the arrangements.
Warren D. Richardson
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Warren D. Richardson, 56, of Ft. Lauderdale,
died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
Born in Hillsdale, Mich., and formerly from Bryan, Ohio, he was a travel
He is survived by his father, Denver Richardson of Bryan; daughters
Lisa Lambo of Mason and Laura Hayden of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs.
Terence (Judith) Lee of North Lauderdale; brothers Jeffrey (and wife, Rose)
and Scott (Cindy), both of Bryan; long-time friend, Ron Chevalier and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Richardson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairchild
Funeral Home, 299 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale with funeral services
to follow at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to GuidaÕs Club, 219 Rose Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
Bonnie E. (Beard) Martens
MONTPELIER - Bonnie E. (Beard) Martens, 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla,
and a longtime Montpelier resident, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 1,
2000, in Northview Hospital, St. Petersburg, following heart surgery.
Born April 16, 1937, in Montpelier, to Elva O. (Stantz) and Ralph Stahler,
she had been a Montpelier area resident until relocating to Florida five
Funeral arrangements are pending at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Linda Lou Gorsuch
(1939 - 2000)
WAUSEON - Linda Lou Gorsuch, 60, of Wauseon, died Saturday July 1, 2000,
following an extended illness.
She was born in Defiance County on Oct. 4, 1939, to Vera (Ball) and
Otto Kline. She was a home health care aide for many years and had recently
become a member of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon.
Surviving are two sons, William (and wife, Vickie) Gorsuch of Midland,
Mich., Robert (Jeny) Gorsuch of Lompoc, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Jim
(Sandy) Friess of Delta and Colleen Gorsuch of West Unity; seven grandchildren;
two brothers, Jack Keezer of Edgerton and Bob Kline of Ney; four sisters,
Shirley Grant of Bryan, Norma Jean Schlosser of Swanton, Corey Spieser
of Defiance and Mildred Heintz of Gaylord, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Thelma Maberson
and an infant brother Buddy Keezer.
Friends may call today at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon
from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday
at St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon with the Rev. Fr. Robert Holden
officiating. Interment will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties or
the Sunshine Children's Group Home.
Ernest E. Gideon
(1944 - 2000)
MONTPELIER - Ernest E. Gideon, 56, of Decatur, Ill., died Tuesday night,
June 20, 2000, in Costa Rica, after suffering an apparent heart attack
while on vacation. Born Jan. 1, 1944, in Taylorville, Ill., he was the
son of Betty L. (Davis) and John W. Gideon, and was a former resident of
Montpelier. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had formerly been employed at
Martin-Sprocket and Gear in Montpelier.
Surviving are his wife, Diane (Hazlet); a son, John E. "Cakes" Gideon
of Montpelier; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Scott (Regina Faunce) Roberts of Montpelier;
two grandchildren, Bryce and Connie Roberts, both of Montpelier.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the
home of his sister-in-law and family, Linda and John Kreischer Jr., 420
S. East Ave., in Montpelier.
Graveside funeral services will be private at Riverside Cemetery in
Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Lucille I. Carr
(1913 - 2000)
HICKSVILLE - Lucille I. Carr, 87, of Hicksville, died Tuesday morning,
July 4, 2000, at her daughter's home. She had been in failing health for
the last three month. She was born June 27, 1913, in Defiance County to
Mary (Mohr) and Charles Flory.
She graduated from Jewell High School. In 1933 she was married to Paul
E. Carr, who died Sept. 25, 1980.
A lifelong homemaker, she was a member of the Hicksville Presbyterian
Church, and a Sunday School teacher, church elder, deacon and member of
the women's organization. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star,
All Together Club and was a Red Cross volunteer for many years. She received
the Red Cross Citizen of the Year Award and was a member of the Hicksville
Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janis) Meyer and Mrs. Lynn
(Suzanne) Haver, both of Hicksville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Quentin Flory of Jewell.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents,
two brothers and an infant sister.
Friends may call today at the Brown Funeral Home after 2 p.m. and from
9-12 Thursday, also after 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hicksville First Presbyterian
Church. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John
Naugle officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Home Cemetery in Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice-The Caring Way of Defiance County
or the Hicksville First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.