Our Obituaries

Rudolph Henry Eickhoff

January 8, 1933 - July 29, 2015

Rudolph Henry Eickhoff, 82, of Napoleon, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. He was born on January 8, 1933 to Charlie and Emma (Mahlman) Eickhoff. Rudolph was a 1950 graduate of Napoleon High School. He joined the Air Force in 1952, serving in the Korean War. After returning from military service, he began his 33 year career with the United States...
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Kenneth Hobart Fundum

August 8, 1928 - July 11, 2015

Kenneth Hobart Fundum, 86, was welcomed into his heavenly home on July 11, 2015 at Vancrest Health Care Center of Holgate, Ohio. He was born on August 8, 1928, the son of Hobart and Leona (LaRoche) Fundum in Ottawa, Ohio.Kenneth leaves behind his loving wife Dorothy (Orthwein) of 62 years. Also surviving are his children: Rosalyn (Dale) Hoffman, Kathy (Mike) Buchhorn, James (Marcella) Fundum,...
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Delbert E. Nagel

May 23, 1930 - June 18, 2015

Delbert E. Nagel, 85, of Ridgeville Township, passed away at the Lutheran Home Campus of Napoleon on Thursday, June 18, 2015. He was born May 23, 1930, in Ridgeville Township of Henry County to Edwin R. and Lena (Watchman) Nagel. Delbert lived his entire life on the family farm, except for his military service and the past 3 ½ years in assisted living. Delbert attended country school...
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Marie Ellen Cole

December 8, 1920 - February 10, 2015

Marie Ellen Cole 94, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at her residence.She was born on December 8th, 1920 to George and Hazel Miles in Findlay, Ohio. Marie worked at Marathon Oil Company, Cooper Tire, Findlay, Ohio and Western Union during WWII as a courier. In 1946 she married Harvey Cole, who passed away in 1980Marie is survived by her daughter, Miriam (Ernest) Marksberry of...
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George Harvey Buenger

October 15, 1927 - February 5, 2015

George Harvey Buenger, 87, of Hamler, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at The Orchards of Northcrest in Napoleon, Ohio. Born on October 15, 1927 to George and Elsie (Hahn) Buenger of Hamler. He married Annabelle Marie Brinkman on July 30, 1948 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. George is survived by his wife, Annabelle; children, Linda Thompson, Marv (Jenell) Buenger, Ron (Jane) Buenger,...
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John Anthony Lane

May 26, 1963 - December 30, 2014

John Anthony Lane, 51, of Toledo, formally of Napoleon, passed away at home on December 30, 2014.John was born on May 26, 1963 to Kenneth Lane and Jennie (Wenner) Badertscher in Bowling Green, Ohio.John loved music. He enjoyed playing his guitar. John is a beloved son, brother and uncle. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.John is survived by fiance Kim Martin, mother Jennie (Wenner)...
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Valeta Marie Koppenhofer

June 9, 1917 - December 26, 2014

Valeta Marie Koppenhofer, 97, of Defiance died on December 26, 2014 at Glennpark of Defiance. She was born on June 9, 1917 to the late Carl and Helen (Kruse) Huner in Defiance County. She married Melvin Koppenhofer on October 15, 1939 and he preceded her in death in October of 2000.She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, gardener, seamstress, quilter and baker (coffeecakes, molasses cookies and...
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Evelyn Dora Nagel

July 23, 1932 - December 11, 2014

Evelyn Dora (Otte) Nagel, 82, of Ridgeville Township, passed away at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon on Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born on July 23, 1932 to John H. and Dora (Sunderman) Otte, in Adams Twp. Evelyn was a 1951 graduate of Ridgeville High School, where she was honored to be class valedictorian. She married Delbert E. Nagel on June 23, 1963 at St. Paul Lutheran Church,...
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Regina Cordes

July 7, 1917 - December 9, 2014

Regina (Miller) Cordes, 97, passed away on December 9, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born on July 7, 1917 to Arthur J. Miller and Emma (Precht) Miller in McClure, Ohio. Regina married Orville J. Cordes on November 11, 1945 and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1961. Regina was a hard worker, working at Kay's 5 and 10, Spanglers grocery section, and finally working at...
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Reinhart F. Brandt

July 2, 1928 - November 16, 2014

Reinhart "Reiny" F. Brandt, 86, of Hamler, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on July 2, 1928 to Adolph and Clara (Garbers) Brandt in Deshler. Reinhart graduated from Hamler High School and went on to serve in the Army during the Korean War. Reinhart worked as a mechanic for Bichan Chevy in Hamler, as well as Honneman's Garage for over...
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Maria L. Guibord-Timbs

September 6, 1945 - October 8, 2014

.Maria L. (Gomez) Guibord-Timbs, 69, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, after a lengthy battle with stage 4 liver and pancreatic cancer She was born in Texas on September 6, 1945 to Manuel and Amatina Gomez. Maria worked for many years at Tenneco and LaChoy Foods. Her passion was gardening, enjoying her flowers and trees and working in her yard and...
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Rodney Ray Tabor

July 7, 1928 - October 3, 2014

Rodney Ray Tabor, 86, passed away on October 3, 2014 at St Vincent Hospital in Toledo. Rodney was born on July 7, 1928 to Charles and Clara (Spohn) Tabor. He married MaryLou Bruns on July 30, 1952 in Angola, Indiana.Rodney was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from General Motors where he worked in the foundry. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Okolona, Ohio.Rodney...
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Regina Marie Knape

January 11, 1922 - September 12, 2014

Regina M. Knape, 92 of Defiance, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born January 11, 1922 to Henry and Emma (Gerken) Bischoff in their home, Freedom Township.Regina married Paul R. Knape on June 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1979. She was a devoted homemaker and member of Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Lonnie Lee Layton

March 5, 1958 - August 25, 2014

Lonnie Lee Layton, 56, of Napoleon, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was born on March 5, 1958 to Harlan and Esther Layton. Lonnie graduated from Napoleon High School in 1976. He worked as a machinist at Advanced Drainage Systems for more than 25 years, and most recently worked at Gilson Machinery. Lonnie loved cars and motorcycles, enjoying NASCAR racing, drag...
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Leslie Alan Short

September 2, 1952 - August 16, 2014

Leslie Alan Short, 61, of Defiance, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 11:25pm at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by his family. He was born September 2, 1952 in Wauseon, Ohio to Russel and Martha (Bruns) Short. On March 8, 1979, he married Gale Renee Rogers and she survives in Virginia. He is also survived by his daughter, Rebecca Elaine...
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Lawrence Orman Rickenberg

February 25, 1922 - July 10, 2014

Lawrence Rickenberg, 92, of Napoleon passed away at home on July 10, 2014. Born on February 25, 1922 in Napoleon to the late Ernest and Altha Rickenberg. United in marriage to the late Delora Wachtman on June 8, 1947 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Napoleon Twp. Survived by grandchildren, Matt Rickenberg, Mike (Terri) Rickenberg, Jeremy (Kristine) Zachrich, Joshua (Deanna) Zachrich, Jason ...
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Douglas Ray Dickman

September 24, 1958 - July 10, 2014

Douglas Ray Dickman 55 of Deshler Ohio passed away on July10, 2014 at the Hospice of Toledo. Born on September 24, 1958 in Napoleon to Albert and Norma (Armbuster) Dickman. United in marriage to Janet ( Wanless ) Dickman on August 8, 2003.Loving step father of Jackie (Tim) Merrifield, Brad (Joanna) Wanless, Chad (Ashley) Evearitt, Ryan (Amy) Evearitt. Grandfather of Brittney, Nick, Alex,...
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John William Brell

April 2, 1944 - May 25, 2014

John William Brell, 70, of Liberty Center, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. John was born on April 2, 1944 to Henry and Amelia (Gineman) Brell. He grew up on the family farm and enjoyed working with his family. John loved working in his yard, gardening, and visiting with friends and family. He had a special love for animals, owning many cats over the years. He will be missed...
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Betty Lou Thornton

April 28, 1939 - April 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH.
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Robert Harlan Rothrock

May 17, 1942 - April 15, 2014

Robert "Bob" Harlan Rothrock, 71, of Napoleon, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Golden Living Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon. He was born on May 17, 1942 to Betty and George R. Rothrock, Sr. in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1963 to 1966. He worked in the trucking industry for 23 years, most recently with Preston...
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Ellien Camp

August 4, 1921 - April 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH.
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Phyllis Mae Meyer

January 9, 1919 - February 26, 2014

Phyllis Mae Meyer, age 95, passed away on February 26, 2014 at Country View Haven in Napoleon. She was born on January 9, 1919 to Charles E. and Florice (Miller) Scofield of Florida, Ohio. She attended Florida School, where she was captain of the girls basketball team, and graduated second in her class. Phyllis graduated from BGSU with a degree in music. While at BGSU, she was a member of...
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Albert T. Wachtmann

November 26, 1928 - January 6, 2014

Albert T. Wachtmann, 85, of Napoleon Ohio passed away January 6, 2014 at UTMedical Center, Toledo , Ohio. Born on November 26, 1928 to Henry and Amelia (Rickenberg) Wachtmann. United in marriage to Dorothy Ann Schweinhagen on July 20, 1968, who preceded him in death on October 22, 1995.Survived by brother Henry (Marylin) Wachtman of Napoleon, brother in law Rupert (Rita) Schweinhagen, Sister...
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Irma Weirauch

January 31, 1928 - January 3, 2014

Irma "Omi" Weirauch, age 85, departed to her heavenly home on January 3, 2014, surrounded by her family that she loved and lived for. Born January 31, 1928 in Nurnberg, Germany to the late Hans and Marie Kipfmuller. In 1946, she became engaged to Fred "Fritz" Weirauch and arrived in America on Memorial Day, 1947 via the first plane of "War Fiances" to land post-war in New York, making her way...
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Norma Dietrich

October 25, 1941 - December 8, 2013

Norma Dietrich, 72, of Napoleon Oh passed away unexpectedly at her residence on December 8, 2013. She is survived by her husband Ronald Dietrich of 54 years, her five children, Doug (Sandy) Dietrich, Tim (Roxanne) Dietrich, Tom (Shelly) Dietrich, Marcia (Brad) Miller, Mark (Cary) Dietrich, 19grandchildren and 8 great grand children. She was preceded in death by a twin sister, stillborn brother...
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Marcella Jane Hoffman

June 20, 1942 - December 4, 2013


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Ruth Johnston

December 10, 1923 - December 2, 2013


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Kimberly Sara Luna

September 19, 1981 - November 27, 2013

Kimberly (Heckler) Luna, born September 19, 1981 in Defiance Ohio passed away at the Henry County Hospital November 27, 2013. Kimberly is survived by her mother Karen Heckler, sisters Heather (Heckler) Arrazola, Samantha (Heckler) Ramirez, four nieces, three nephews, and one great niece and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by Mildred and Robert Eberle, Martha and Carlton...
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Donna Marie Morey

January 12, 1948 - November 16, 2013

Donna Marie (Barcalow) Morey, 65, of Holgate, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Twin Rivers Center in Defiance. Born on January 12, 1948 to Howard and Marion (Snyder) Barcalow, Donna was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She touched the lives of everyone she met. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed crocheting and crafts. Donna loved animals, particularly her four...
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Joyce Helen Rettig

October 22, 1941 - October 31, 2013

Gladden Eugene "Skip" Rettig, 74, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on December 9, 1938 to Clarence and Martha (Scheele) Rettig. Skip enjoyed country living, raising and training horses for 4H projects alongside his daughters. He and his wife, Joyce, also enjoyed square dancing, racquetball, and bowling in their earlier years. Those...
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Skip Rettig

December 9, 1938 - October 28, 2013

Gladden Eugene "Skip" Rettig, 74, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on December 9, 1938 to Clarence and Martha (Scheele) Rettig. Skip enjoyed country living, raising and training horses for 4H projects alongside his daughters. He and his wife, Joyce, also enjoyed square dancing, racquetball, and bowling in their earlier years. Those...
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Robert Eugene Jennings

January 14, 1925 - October 21, 2013

Robert Eugene Jennings, Jr. January 14, 1925 to October 21, 2013. Robert E. Jennings, Jr. was born in Harrison Township, Napoleon, Ohio, the son of Robert Sr. and Christine (Schueler) Jennings. On November 25, 1944, he married Norma Jean Kratzer. He was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 1987. He served as a Navy Seabee in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was also a member of St. Paul...
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Julie Carolyn Nickerson

April 13, 1960 - October 6, 2013

Julie Carolyn Nickerson of Defiance passed away Sunday October 6, 2013 at the Defiance Hospice Center. Born on April 13, 1960 in Lebanon New Hampshire to the late Theodore LaPan and Carolyn Hunt. Julie married Walter Nickerson on December 17, 1997 in Defiance Ohio. Dearest mother of Justin (Misty Wilson) Carpenter, Brandon (Ina) Retcher. Step mother of Walter Jr. Nickerson, Jennifer Nickerson...
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Marilyn May Deily

May 21, 1924 - September 26, 2013

Marilyn May Weisz Deily, 89, passed away on September26, 2013. Marilyn was born on May 21, 1924 to Earl and Merle (Fitzcharles) Weisz in Edgerton, Ohio, and had one sister, Margaret. Marilyn had many fond memories of growing up on a farm in beautiful northwest Ohio, surrounded by many relatives.After graduating from High School in 1942, she worked three years at General Electric in Fort Wayne...
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Lula E. Rickenberg

July 13, 1928 - September 24, 2013

Lula E. Rickenberg, 85, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away September 24, 2013. She was born July 13, 1928 in Hamler, Ohio to the late Fred and Emilie Witte. She was the beloved wife of Walter Rickenberg for 65 years.Lula attended the Napoleon Church of the Nazarene. She loved hosting family dinners and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, sewing and baking. She...
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Opal Mae Smith

April 21, 1930 - September 13, 2013

Opal Mae "Cross" Smith 83, of Napoleon passed away Friday September 13, 2013 at Golden Living Center Northcrest. Born on April 21, 1930 to David Edwin William Cross and Edith Rebecca "Forney" Cross in Putnam Co. Opal graduated from Continental High School. She then married the late Richard Smith on August 17, 1949.Survived by her children Richard "Rick" (Cathy) Smith of Bath Michigan, and...
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Richard Lee Greer

February 2, 1956 - August 16, 2013

Richard Lee Greer 57, of Findlay Ohio passed away at The Blanchard Valley Hospital August 16, 2013. There will be no services held.
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Claude Edward Brammer

September 9, 1923 - August 10, 2013

BORN TO ORIAN & ETHEL BRAMMER IN CHESAPEAKE OH ON SEPT 9, 1923. CLAUDE GREW UP AND MARRIED HIS FIRST WIFE WILMA, TOGETHER THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN. CLAUDE PASSED AWAY IN NAPOLEON ON AUGUST 10, 2013 AFTER A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE.CLAUDE'S ABILITIES TOOK HIM TO MANY CITIES AND JOBS FROM THE OHIO RIVER TO CHICAGO. CLAUDE RETIRED FROM PINKERTON SECURITY SERVICE IN 1973, THE AURORA BLOOD BANK IN...
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Margaret Ann Rohrs

July 26, 1928 - August 1, 2013

Margaret A. Rohrs, 85 of Malinta passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2013 at the Lutheran Home. Born on July 26, 1928 in Lima Ohio to Anthony and Helen Kozlowski. She graduated from St. John High School in Lima Ohio. United in Marriage to Paul Edmund Rohrs by Pastor AJ Boomgarden at Hope Lutheran Church Hamler Ohio on December 28, 1955.Margaret and Paul lived and farmed all...
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Marlene Kay Cordy

November 5, 1944 - July 8, 2013

Marlene Kay Cordy died July 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon. Marlene was born November 5, 1944 in McClure, Ohio to Raymond and Thelma (Schultz) Pittman. She married James Cordy, May 16, 1964 and to this union was born two daughters Julianne (Harold) McLaughlin of Liberty Center and Marilyn (Scott) Palmer of Napoleon. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, and grandchildren, Wade...
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Isabel Fidelia Aderman

June 5, 1918 - June 17, 2013

Isabel Fidelia Aderman, 95, passed away Monday June 17, 2013 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was preceded in death by her husband Julian Aderman and infant son Robert.She is survived by her son Roger Aderman of Palmer Alaska, two grand children, Victoria Langston of Haltom City, Texas, and Nicholas Aderman of Palmer, Alaska, two great-grand children Gunner and Myra Aderman of Palmer, Alaska...
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Forrest Miller

August 27, 1916 - May 23, 2013

Forrest E. Miller 96, a resident at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon, died on Thursday night, May 23, 2013 at Henry County Hospital. He was born August 27, 1916 on the family farm in Liberty Township, Henry County, the son of Charles and Julia Miller. In 1936 he married Marie Dehnbostel, who died in 1966. Forrest was a life-long farmer, living on and working the farm his ancestors settled on when...
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Carl Henry Bostelman

October 13, 1924 - May 21, 2013

Carl H. Bostelman, 88, of Defiance Ohio passed away May 21, 2013 at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon Ohio. He was born October 13, 1924 to Herman and Frances (Coulon) Bostelman. On January 11, 1945 he married Esther (Gerken) who preceded him in death. He retired from LaChoy Foods, Archbold, OH in 1985 after being employed for 39 years. Carl enjoyed working on the family farm until his retirement.He...
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Erna Drewes

November 20, 1911 - May 10, 2013

Erna W. Drewes age 101 of Napoleon passed away Friday May 10, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Napoleon. She was born November 20, 1911 to the late George and Sophia (Mahnke) Drewes in Henry County.Erna was a graduate of Napoleon High School. She excelled as a homemaker and helper at her parents Napoleon Twp. farm for many years. Erna was a Sunday school teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran Church...
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Richard Floyd Layman

July 10, 1923 - May 8, 2013


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Barbara Ann Pantenburg

April 19, 1943 - April 28, 2013

Barbara Ann Pantenburg born April 19, 1943, passed from this life to a better place on Sunday April 28, 2013 after a prolonged illness. Survived by her mother, Maryella (Hill) Pantenburg, brother, Richard Pantenburg, sister Cathie Roscher and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Edward Pantenburg. Barbara graduated from Westwood High School, class of 1961 and...
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Wilbur Willis Wesche

April 8, 1920 - April 21, 2013

Wilbur Willis Wesche, 93 of Ridgeville Corners Ohio passed away peacefully at his residence on April 21, 2013. Wilbur retired from Zellers of Defiance Ohio in 1985 after 38 years. He was a member of The Zion Lutheran Church where he was an active member serving as deacon and treasurer. He was also a member of the Ridgeville Corners Fire Department and the American Legion Post # 454. He served...
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Beverly Joan Whitney

July 30, 1937 - March 15, 2013

Beverly Joan Whitney 75, passed away March 15, 2013. Wife of 49 years to the late Chester Ray Whitney Jr. Dearest mother of Sandra (Charles) Kretz, Chester( Teresa) Whitney III, Bill (Kathy) Whitney, Michael Whitney, Mark Whitney and Dana (Karri) Whitney. Grandmother of ten, great grandmother of five.Survived by siblings; Carol Leedy, Nancy LaDuke, Elene West, Bill Hanna, Jim Hanna, Patricia...
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Thais R. Stallbaum

February 26, 1929 - March 7, 2013

Thais Bryan Stallbaum 84, passed away on March 7, 2013 at the Defiance Hospice Center.There will be no service or memorial. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family requests that contributions be made to the Community Health Professionals Hospice or the First Christian Church of Paulding.
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Elizabeth Mae Fisk

May 28, 1932 - February 26, 2013

Elizabeth Mae Fisk, 80 years old of Napoleon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at home. Loving wife of 62 years to Robert E. Fisk. Survived by her children; Harold (Teresa) Fisk, Charles (Nanette) Fisk, Patricia (Fisk) Killion and Christine (James) Milton. Grandmother of Melissa (Danny) Wu, Mark (Lauren) Prifogle, J Fisk, Brian Prifogle, Jessica (Adam) Russ, James ...
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Winferd Ellsworth Scudder

November 24, 1934 - February 25, 2013


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Vern L. Vajen

June 21, 1937 - February 22, 2013

Vern L. Vajen, "Barney" 75 of Napoleon, passed away on February 22, 2013 at Henry County Hospital. Husband of the late Mary Ann ( Mathers) Vajen.Vern is survived by siblings; Gene Vajen, Sue (Gary) Nye John (Sheila) Vajen, sister in law Audrey Vajen, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Molly.Preceded in death by his parents John H. Vajen and Hulda (Riefers) Vajen, brother Marvin Vajen...
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DeNelda Marie Ehlers

October 22, 1931 - February 20, 2013

DeNelda Marie (Germann) Ehlers passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on February 20, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon Ohio. Wife of the late Eldor "Dewey" Ehlers. Loving mother of Brent (Debra), Ricky (Kathy), David (Grace) and Jon (Maggie) Ehlers. Grandmother of Anna, Kyle, Tiffany and Jacob. DeNelda is survived sisters Delores Behnfeldt and Darlene (George) Haase, brother...
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Brian Phillip Mclaughlin

March 29, 1963 - February 17, 2013

Brian P. Mclaughlin 49, of Napoleon Ohio, formerly of Lynnfield Mass and Fort Wayne, died on Sunday February 17, 2013. He was the loving partner of Earl Snyder;son of the late Ellsworth and Vera Mclaughlin; dear brother of Michael (Karol) of Reading, Mass, James ( Barbara) of Dunbarton, N.H. Ronald (Debbie) of Fort Wayne, Sandra (Larry) Usling of Lutz, Fla, and the late Thomas Mclaughlin; uncle...
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Adella Florence Hill

January 31, 1926 - February 5, 2013

Adella F. Hill 87 of Defiance, died on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born January 31, 1926, in Rochester, New Hampshire to the late Richard and Florence DeRoy. She married Rev. Anson Hill on February 28, 1945. Adella was a missionary in Peru and South America for 23 years. She was also a caregiver and manager at a Daycare facility. She loved crafts and cross-stitch. ...
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William Donald Holden

April 23, 1961 - January 24, 2013


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Henry August Huner

January 17, 1921 - January 13, 2013

Henry August Huner, 91, of Napoleon passed away on January 13, 2013, at the Golden Living Center Northcrest in Napoleon, Ohio. He was born January 17, 1921, in Freedom Twp., Ohio, to the late Henry F. and Sophia (Meyer) Huner. Beloved husband of the late Henrietta (Behrmann) Huner for 65 years, they were married on September 19, 1943.Henry is survived by three daughters; Harriet Brandt, Barbara J...
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Norma Jean Jennings

December 29, 1925 - January 13, 2013

Norma J. Jennings, 87 was born on December 29, 1925 and passed away on January 13, 2012. Daughter of Harold and Della (Spangler) Kratzer of Napoleon, Ohio. Loving wife of Robert Jennings Jr. they were married on November 25, 1944 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.Norma is survived by two daughters: Rita (Wayne) Feather of Liberty Center, OH and Susan Sloan...
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Thomas Karl Smith

July 14, 1958 - January 8, 2013

Thomas Karl Smith, age 54 passed away January 7, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon Ohio. Born on July 14, 1958 to the late Marvin Smith and Mary Lou Smith (Higginbotham) in Napoleon Ohio. He is survived by brothers Tim (Judy) Smith of Napoleon Ohio, Joseph (Rita) Smith Malinta Ohio, and Jeffrey Smith of Napoleon Ohio. Thomas love to fish, was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and...
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Eileen Marie Rohrs

April 18, 1927 - December 8, 2012

Eileen (Huber) Rohrs, 85 years old of Napoleon passed away on Saturday December 8, 2012. Dearest wife for 43 years of the late Elmer, married on February 21, 1948. Loving mother of Dennie (Joyce) Rohrs, Rita (Tom) Koerner and Frank (Reesa) Rohrs. Grandmother of Nick Rohrs, Michelle (Wade) Stallard, Rachel Rohrs, Emily (Anthony) Gilmore, Joel (Krista) Koerner, Sydney (Micah) Bojrab and Peter...
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Daryl Dane Duncan

April 7, 1928 - December 6, 2012


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Elvera Schuette

September 1, 1918 - November 28, 2012

Elvera (Dickmander) Schuette, age 94, last of the West Hope Dickmanders, passed away November 28, 2012 at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon. Born September 1, 1918 to the late Dorthea (Youngman) and Frank Dickmander, on the family farm in Richfield Twp. Dearest wife of the late Paul D. Schuette, whom she married on June 8, 1947 at Peace Lutheran Church, where she had been the organist for twelve...
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Barton Vilas Eisaman

March 20, 1920 - November 24, 2012


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Robert Ludeman

October 21, 1917 - November 22, 2012

Robert (Bob) Ludeman 95 years old, of Napoleon, passed away on November 2, 2012. Devoted husband of Hildegard "Kate" Dietrich for 62 years, they were married August 9, 1950 at St. John Lutheran Church Freedom Twp, by Reverend George Maassel.Bob was a proud Army Veteran of WWII and a life-long member of the American Legion, VFW and Amvets, all of Napoleon Ohio. He worked for the City of...
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Wanda France

November 20, 1947 - November 21, 2012

Wanda L. France age 65 of Napoleon Ohio passed away Wednesday November 21, 2012. Loving wife of Norman for 22 years. Dearest mother of Kenny (Rachel) Damron, Melissa (Keith) Arnette, Pete Browning, Johnny Browning, Kelli France Weasel and Joshua France. Grandmother of 16 grandchildren. Wanda is survived by her mother Veronia Damron, and siblings Vicki (Randy) Fry, Roger (Mary) Damron both of...
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Rene Anthony Rodolosi

February 7, 1925 - November 15, 2012


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Charles J. Miller

April 24, 1940 - November 11, 2012

Charles J. "Chuck" Miller, 72, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was born on April 24, 1940 in Okolona, Ohio to Edmund and Amanda (Meyer) Miller. He married Jean Kleman on December 24, 1980 in Bowling Green, Ohio.Chuck was a graduate of Napoleon High School. He worked for M & R Redi Mix for over 25 years and drove truck for Foster's for 11 years. He...
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David Lynn Meyer

October 27, 1936 - November 5, 2012

David L. Meyer, 76, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer on Monday, November 5, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 27, 1936 in Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio. He became the chosen son of the late Karl and Irene (Maag) Meyer. Survived by Marilyn (Riefers) Meyer whom he married on April 25, 1964 at St. John Lutheran Church where he...
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Lucille M. Hansen

December 4, 1934 - October 30, 2012

Lucille Marie Hansen nee Behrmann age 77 of Ridgeville Corners passed away on October 30, 2012. Dearest Wife of the late Alan Hansen for 26 years. Loving mother of Norman Hansen.Survived by sister Carolyn (Robert) Switzer. Preceded in death by her parents Raymond Behrmann and Margaretha (Howell) Behrmann, also by her sister Lois Hollins. Lucille worked as an LPN for over 30 years at various...
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Marie Katherine Bahler

November 26, 1917 - October 23, 2012

Marie K. Bahler age 94, of Napoleon passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Home, on Tuesday October 23, 2012. Marie was born on November 26, 1917 to Franklin H. Gerken and Katherine (Damman) Gerken. She married Leonard F. Bahler on May 21, 1947 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Toledo Ohio with Rev. Walter Pasche officiating. Marie was a hardworking wife with her husband Leonard who was a...
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Dorothy Ruetz

August 5, 1918 - October 18, 2012

Dorothy Henrietta Ruetz, 94, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon, Ohio. She was born to Herman and Emma (Dehnbostel) Ruetz on August 5, 1918 in Fulton County.Dorothy was a life long beautician, who owned her own business. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Freedom Township where she was active in the choir and loved to read to...
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William Hughes White

September 13, 1928 - October 2, 2012

William Hughes White, 84, of Holland and Perrysburg Ohio, October 2. Born in Bronxville NY, son of William and Margeret White. Husband of the late Chipps Hockenberry of Martinsburg, West Virginia. Long-time employee of the DeVilbiss company, gifted draftsman, engineer, and visual artist, expert in all things flammable, fine player of games and solver of puzzles. Survived by son Richard ...
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Elizabeth K. Knepley

August 11, 1925 - September 10, 2012

Elizabeth K. Knepley, 87, of Napoleon, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital. Elizabeth was born August 11, 1925 in Holgate, Ohio to Charles and Elizabeth K. (Walter) Bostelman. She married Lester V. Knepley on November 27, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 20, 1992. Elizabeth was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon as well as a member of...
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Roger Hall

November 30, 1949 - August 12, 2012

William "Roger" Hall, 63, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, passed away suddenly on August 12, 2012 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. He was born on November 30, 1949 to William and Sally (Cooper) Hall in Oak Hill, Ohio. Roger married Margo Sulewski on July 4, 1994 in Napoleon, Ohio. Roger was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding. He was also an avid OSU fan, as well as a past member of...
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Margaret Rosa Laura Bost

March 15, 1921 - August 4, 2012

Margaret Rosa Laura Bost (Clausen), 91, formerly of Napoleon, OH, and Green Bay, WI, passed away on August 4th, 2012 at Bishops Court Assisted Living in Green Bay, WI. Margaret was born March 15th, 1921 in Napoleon, OH to Carsen and Ida Clausen (Lanzer). She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1940. Prior to her retirement she worked at the VFW Post in Napoleon where she was a lifetime member,...
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Frederick Weirauch

August 29, 1926 - July 24, 2012

Frederick "Fritz" Weirauch, 85 of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 29, 1926 in Liberty Township, Henry County to the late Clarence and Mary (Gerken) Weirauch.He married Irma Kipfmüller on August 10, 1947 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural Wauseon.Fritz was a retired foreman at Napco Plastics of...
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Eugene Russell Davis

June 8, 1930 - June 29, 2012

Eugene Russell Davis, 82, of Napoleon, Ohio went home to His Lord and Savior on Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 8, 1930 in Henry County, Ohio to the late Kenneth Wilbur and Sarah Anna (Byrne) Davis. He married the love of his life, Patricia (Hoffer) Davis on June 25, 1960.He worked and retired from General Motors Powertrain in...
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Joshua Carl Gerken

October 19, 1977 - June 24, 2012

Joshua Carl Gerken, 34, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at The Toledo Hospital. He was born on October 19, 1977 in Napoleon, Ohio, the son of Dennis and Cindi (Latta) Gerken. He married Nichole Borstelman on August 6, 2005.Josh worked with his father. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Napoleon. He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1996 and...
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Joyce Alva Bebler

May 8, 1926 - June 6, 2012

Joyce Alva Bebler, 86 of Angola, Indiana and formerly of Napoleon, Ohio died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana.She was born on May 8, 1926 in Wells, Minnesota to the late Walter and Alma (Courrier) Miller. She married Rev. Reuben Emil Bebler on October 8, 1948 and he preceded her in death on September 18, 2006.She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great...
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Helen E. Bechtol

July 19, 1912 - May 23, 2012

Helen E. Bechtol, 99, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born on July 19, 1912 in Richfield Township, Henry County, Ohio, the daughter of August and Mary (Cordes) Schlueter. On November 7, 1935, she married Kent F. Bechtol and he preceded her in death on January 1, 1999.She graduated from Florida Local School and attended Ford...
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Marie C. Gerken

May 22, 1921 - May 15, 2012

Marie C. Gerken, 90, of Napoleon passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at The Henry County Hospital.Marie was born in Henry County on May 22, 1921 to Samuel & Emma (Fintel) Hoops. She married Edwin G. Gerken on January 7, 1945 and he preceded her in death on December 1, 1993.Marie was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Napoleon Township where she was a...
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Lavina Samlow

June 10, 1920 - May 6, 2012

Lavina Samlow, 91, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born on June 10, 1920 in Adams Township, Defiance County to the late William and Frieda (Gerken) Biederstedt.She married Harold Samlow on December 25, 1940 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 1985.Lavina was a homemaker and a faithful member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of...
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Robert V. Kolbe, Sr.

February 3, 1920 - May 1, 2012

Robert "Bob" V. Kolbe Sr., age 92, of Napoleon, Ohio died on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Henry County Hospital, Napoleon. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio on February 3, 1920, the son of LaMont H. and Katherine E. (Rieger) Kolbe.On May 25, 1944 in Wauseon, Ohio, he married Virginia Shull, who preceded him in death on May 10, 1945, leaving a baby daughter, Kathryn. On April 6, 1947, he married...
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Lawrence William Wiechers

September 12, 1923 - April 22, 2012

Lawrence "Larry" William Wiechers, 88, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 12, 1923 in Napoleon, Ohio to Henry F. and Louise (Wiebeck) Wiechers. He married Lois Sworden on March 9, 1947 and she survives.Larry was a retired farmer and maintenance worker for Maumee Youth Camp. He was a member of Emanuel...
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John A. Wenner

March 3, 1941 - April 11, 2012

John A. Wenner, 71, of Napoleon passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his residence.He was born in McClure, Ohio on March 3, 1941; he was the son of the late Rodney Wenner Sr. and Flossie (Caldwell) Wenner. On December 1, 1962, John married Phyllis (Ludeman) Wenner.John worked for the former Fulton Tubing in Archbold, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Moose...
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Martha M. Memmer

September 7, 1918 - April 10, 2012

Martha M. Memmer, 93, of Napoleon passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at her residence.She was born in Napoleon Township, Henry County on September 7, 1918; she was the daughter of the late Herman and Louise (Smith) Meyer. On June 30, 1946, Martha married Nelson Memmer, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1974.Martha was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of...
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Melvin F. Breece

March 9, 1923 - April 7, 2012

Melvin F. Breece, 89, of Hamler passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Oak Grove Healthcare Center of Deshler, Ohio.He was born in Henry County on March 9, 1923 to Fred & Emilie (Moehrmann) Breece. On December 12, 1948, Melvin married Florence (Crampton) Breece, who preceded him in death on December 25, 2004.Melvin was employed at the Campbell's Soup Company of Napoleon, retiring in...
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Robert Charles Fackler

December 16, 1936 - March 26, 2012

Robert "Bob" Charles Fackler, 75, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away peacefully Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.Bob was born December 16, 1936, in Hamler, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Boyd and Evelyn (Zook) Fackler. On October 11, 1958, he married Mary Margaret McCoy, who died September 2, 1970. On October 19, 1971, he married Margaret (Kale) Crawford. ...
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Juanita Gomez Blair

July 24, 1923 - March 25, 2012

Juanita Gomez Blair, 88, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Napoleon surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on July 24, 1923 in Woodsboro, Texas to the late Tomas and Margarita (Mendoza) Gomez.She was married to her first husband Alonzo Salaz and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2011. She was married to her second husband...
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Myra Orthwein

April 19, 1909 - March 20, 2012

Myra C. Orthwein, 102, of Malinta, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Napoleon Lutheran Home. She was born on April 19, 1909 in Malinta, Ohio to Henry and Ede (Overhuls) Geist. She married Walter A. Orthwein on April 24, 1943 and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2000.Myra attended Ohio Northern University and earned a teaching certificate and The Ohio State University where...
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Cooper Nolan Yaklin

March 19, 2012

Cooper Nolan Yaklin, March 19, 2012."An Angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth, and whispered as she closed the book "too beautiful for earth." ~Author UnknownCooper Nolan Yaklin became an angel in heaven on March 19, 2012. Cooper is survived by his parents Shayne and Jennifer Yaklin and two sisters, Madelyn and Carley Yaklin, all of Napoleon; Paternal Grandparents, Frank and...
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Roland A. Strayer

July 9, 1919 - March 9, 2012

Roland (Rollie) A. Strayer, 92, of Napoleon, Ohio, went home to His Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, March 9, 2012 at the Toledo Hospital. Roland was born on July 9, 1919 in Grand Rapids, Ohio to the late Allen and Ruth (Kimberlin) Strayer. Growing up farming in Grand Rapids, Rollie moved to Napoleon, Ohio his senior year of of high school. He took care of the new farm his family had bought...
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Maria Lange

February 26, 1926 - March 9, 2012

Maria A. Lange, 86, of Hamler passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012.She was born in Wood County, Ohio on February 26, 1926; she was the daughter of the late Henry and Erna (Wilkens) Koster, Sr. On September 5, 1943, Maria married Donald F. Lange, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1972.Maria retired from Patrick Henry Schools where she worked in the cafeteria and was also a bus driver for 25...
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Charles Carter

June 5, 1941 - February 29, 2012

Charles Carter, age 70, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Golden Living Center - Northcrest, Napoleon, Ohio.He was born June 5, 1941 in Salem, Ohio to the late Carl and Donna (Bell) Carter. He married Karen (Schwartz) Bressler on January 26, 1994. Charles was self employed lawn care taker. He is survived by his wife, Karen Carter of Archbold, Ohio; step-son...
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William Arnos

August 30, 1926 - February 15, 2012

William K. Arnos, 85, of Napoleon, Ohio and formerly of Defiance, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at The Henry County Hospital of Napoleon. He was born on August 30, 1926 in Ridgeville Township, Henry County, Ohio to the late Karl and Emilie (Gerken) Arnos. He married Helen Kemp on August 3, 1957 and she died on December 24, 2010.William was a retired Henry County Farmer and...
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Ida M. Dickman

February 21, 1924 - February 8, 2012

Ida Dickman, 87, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born on February 21, 1924 in Napoleon Township, Henry County to the late Fred H. and Helen (Hogrefe) Rickenberg.She married Leroy H. Dickman on August 29, 1942 and he passed away on December 12, 1991.Ida was a homemaker and a faithful member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of...
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Junior W. Schnitkey

October 7, 1928 - February 4, 2012

Junior Walter Schnitkey, 83, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Napoleon. He was born on October 7, 1928 in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio to Walter Casper and Helena (Meyer) Schnitkey.He married Carolyn Howe on February 14, 1953.Junior was a self employed brick mason. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Ohio, where he served as an...
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Margaret Ruth Hadsell

March 16, 1938 - January 26, 2012

Margaret Ruth Hadsell, age 73, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo.Margaret was born on March 16, 1938 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Arnold and Katherine (Hennick) Deanhofer. On February 8, 1954, she married James Paul Hadsell and he passed away on December 18, 2005.Margaret was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for...
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Martha Flory

December 29, 1922 - January 22, 2012

Martha C. Flory, 89, of Jewell, Ohio passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at The Laurels of Defiance. She was born on December 29, 1922 in Ridgeville Township to Fredrick and Pauline (Wesche) Kruse.She married Robert L. Flory on October 12, 1940 and he passed away on October 7, 1986.Martha was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Stryker, Ohio and the Jewell American...
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