Our Obituaries

Wampa Bitz

October 9, 1927 - May 17, 2015

Wampa J. Bitz, age 87. Of Holland, Ohio died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Fenton, Michigan on October 9, 1927 to David J. and Zelma (Cornell) Irwin. She later married Earl W. Bitz Sr. who preceded her in death on February 17, 2007. Wampa was employed by the University of Toledo as a Custodian for 21 years before retiring. She will be missed by all those...
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Doris Joan Kistler

March 30, 1930 - May 16, 2015

Doris Joan "Sue" Kistler, age 85 of Maumee, Oh and formerly from Bellevue and Vermilion Ohio went to be with her loving Savior on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth Scott Community. She was born March 30, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Wilbur H. and Marie (Hessert) Doenges and on March 12, 1950 she married John Albert Kistler who preceded her in death on September 1, 2009. Sue was best...
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William Eugene James

July 3, 1943 - May 13, 2015

WILLIAM E. JAMESWilliam "Gene" Eugene James, age 71, of Holland, OH passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Cullman, Alabama on July 3, 1943 to Dewey and Francis (Puckett) James and on January 3, 2011, he married Tammy Faith Spradlin. Gene was employed as an Engineer with Crestline Paving and Excavating, retiring in 2000. In his spare time he enjoyed...
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Evelyn Marie Brushaber

August 31, 1943 - May 10, 2015

EVELYN M. BRUSHABER Evelyn M. Brushaber, 71, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Swanton Valley Health Center. Evelyn was born August 31, 1943 in Holland, Ohio to William and Sarah (Jackson) Johnson. Evelyn enjoyed knitting, crocheting and she loved to visit with people. She is survived by her sister, Millie Kerkindal, brothers, Tom (JoAnn) Johnson and Daniel (Arlene) Johnson; special niece,...
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David NEASE

October 23, 1983 - May 7, 2015

David R. "Davie" Nease, 31, of Toledo, Ohio died Thursday, May 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 23, 1983 to Estil Canterbury and Rickey Nease in Toledo. He graduated from Whitmer High School in 2006. Davie was a gift to his family and friends. He lifted the spirits of everyone who met him. Davie had a smile that lit up the room and he loved to laugh. He enjoyed...
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Earnest C. Froman

April 10, 1938 - April 21, 2015

Earnest C. "Ernie" Froman, age 77, of Toledo, Ohio died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born April 10, 1938 in Cairo, IL to Earnest I. and Martha I. (Hicks) Froman. He served his country in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps and was later employed by GMC Truck and Bus as a Quality Inspector for 29 years before retiring in 1993. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf and bowling,...
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Jacqueline L. Gearig

May 1, 1954 - April 10, 2015

Jacqueline Gearig, age 60, of Maumee passed away on April 10, 2015 in her home. Jacqueline was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 1, 1954 to Jack & Rose (Booth) Tocco. She married Scott Gearig in Toledo on April 25, 1987. A Bowsher HS graduate, Jacqueline was an Ohio State fan, loved reading, being on the beach and being with family and friends. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister...
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Dallas Bocephus Schoenrock

November 22, 1984 - April 8, 2015

DALLAS BOCEPHUS SCHOENROCK Dallas Schoenrock, age 30, of Toledo passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2015. Dallas was born in Oregon, Ohio on November 22, 1984 to Robbin Schoenrock. Dallas was a perfect son, nephew, brother, uncle, friend and cousin but most of all a perfect loving father to his two boys, Nate and Jordan. He was the life of the party, a big kid at heart. He lived life to the...
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Michael Moore

February 27, 1981 - April 8, 2015

Michael Shaun Moore, 34, of Toledo, Ohio died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was born on February 27, 1981 to Kim and Patricia (Harmon) Moore. Michael graduated from Swanton High School in 1999 and completed his undergrad studies at Bowling Green State University. He was currently a doctoral student at The University of Toledo, studying Spatially Integrated Social Sciences.Michael...
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Dorothy Wood

June 4, 1925 - April 8, 2015

Dorothy Wood, age 89, of Maumee passed away on April 8, 2015 at the Elizabeth Scott Community. Dorothy was born in Holland on June 4, 1925 to Ray & Leita (Holcomb) Irwin. Her birth parents gave her to Ray and Bertie Williams for adoption. She married Roy C. Wood in Holland on August 23, 1947. Dorothy worked for the Springfield Local Schools as a bus driver for many years, retiring in 1985...
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Albert M. Kallquest

February 1, 1942 - April 7, 2015


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Shandonrose Beaverson

October 16, 1943 - April 2, 2015

Shandonrose "Shanny" Beaverson, of Grand Rapids, died April 2, 2015 at St. Like's Hospital. Shanny was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Even in her and our darkest days, Shanny could make everyone laugh. Her humor stayed with her until the end. Her presence made life lighter for everyone around her. Shanny was born in Clay, Ohio to Clarence and Elizabeth (Wills) Hageman...
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Roger L. Pollard

July 11, 1952 - March 30, 2015

On Monday night, March 30, 2015, Roger Pollard peacefully exited this life and was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, his sister Sonia, and his beloved dog Shadow Boy. Roger was born in Portsmouth, OH in 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and Anna Mae Pollard, his sister Sonia and his brother Timothy. He is survived by the love of his life, Connie Brooks, his son Brian,...
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Louise Nancy Williams

August 22, 1922 - March 29, 2015

Louise Nancy Williams, age 92 of Holland, Ohio died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Spring Meadow's Senior Community. She was born in Toledo on August 22, 1922 to LeRoy and Irene (Monroe) Merrick and on August 18, 1942 Louise married Thomas R. Williams who proceeded her in death on May 10, 2002. She was employed as an Office Manager for Lamson's Department Store for over 20 years and in her spare...
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Odra Scott Moore

February 9, 1936 - March 27, 2015

ODRA MOORE "SCOTT" Scott Moore, age 79, of Toledo passed away on March 27, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Scott was born in Tazewell, Tenn. On February 9, 1936 to William & Gay (Harmon) Moore. He married Carol Rosencrantz in Monroe Co. Michigan on August 8, 1964. A US Army Veteran, Scott was a 1955 graduate of Horace Maynard HS, Maynardsville, Tenn. He was a self-employed...
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Leonard G. Reno

May 29, 1932 - March 24, 2015

Leonard G. Reno, age 82, of Maumee died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Toledo on May 29, 1932 to Andrew and Isabell (Costell) Reno. Leonard was a United States Army veteran and later he was employed with Toledo Heater for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.Leonard is survived...
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Doris M. Erdman

October 29, 1926 - March 12, 2015

Doris M. Erdman, age 88, of Toledo died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Toledo on October 29, 1926 to Paul and Bessie (Goszkowski) Seeman. She was employed by Teledyne Technologies. Doris will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.She is survived by her children, Larry (Anne) Erdman, Penny (Paul) White and Randy (Christina) Erdman; 8 grandchildren...
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Kristine L. Grooms

May 20, 1977 - March 10, 2015

KRISTINE L. GROOMS Kristine Grooms, age 37, of Toledo has found her sweet release from her fight with Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma on March 10, 2015. Kris was a 1995 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. She graduated from the University of Toledo in 2001 with a BSN and was continuing her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner. She worked for ProMedica, most recently at its Wound Care Clinic. ...
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Viola L. Long

October 31, 1916 - March 7, 2015

Viola Lemmitty (Raita) Long, age 98, died on March 7, 2015 at the Browning Masonic Community in Waterville, Ohio. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 31, 1916 to Hilja and Kaarlo Raita who had come to the United States from Finland. As a young child and the primary English speaking person in the family she had unique responsibilities such as filling out the family tax form. She married...
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Marlene D. Lazenby

December 6, 1942 - March 3, 2015

MARLENE D. LAZENBY Marlene Lazenby, age 72, of Monclova passed away on March 3, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Marlene was born in Toledo on December 6, 1942 to Ronald & Ruth (Hahn) Slough. She married Harvie D. Lazenby in Toledo on August 25, 1961 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1986. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend she will be greatly...
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Marlene D. Lazenby

December 6, 1942 - March 3, 2015


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Mary J. Smart

December 21, 1926 - February 27, 2015

MARY J. SMART Mary J. Smart left this world on February 27, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice. She entered this world on December 21, 1926, born to Maude (Dunaway) and Newton Webb. The fourth of seven children, Ruth, Lucille, Bob, Jim, John and Steven---all deceased. Mary graduated from Holland High School in May of 1945. Her life began on June 30, 1945 when she married Elden Smart. They enjoyed 52...
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Ray C. Shepherd

September 3, 1933 - February 26, 2015

Ray C. Shepherd, age 81, of Holland passed away on February 26, 2015 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Ray was born in Hueysville, Kentucky on September 3, 1933 to Sigler & Mary (Cornell) Shepherd. He married Judy Glynn in Toledo on May 25, 1957 who preceded him in death on June 25, 1998. A Veteran of the US Army, Ray was a caring, loving and dedicated father. Ray enjoyed...
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Richard P. Manzey

December 5, 1922 - February 24, 2015

Richard "Dick" P. Manzey left this life peacefully on February 24, 2015 at UT Medical Center after a short battle with cancer at the age of 92.Dick was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in the South end. He graduated from Libbey High School in Toledo in 1940. He enlisted and served proudly in the United States Navy, Atlantic Fleet, in WWII as a Seaman and Electrician aboard the USS Achelous. ...
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Carol J. Rompf

December 25, 1937 - February 19, 2015

CAROL J. ROMPF Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord, our Savior, suddenly on February 19, 2015 while visiting her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sherry Rompf in Newport Richey, FL. Carol was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 25, 1937 to William J. & Dolly R. (Stiltner) Carpenter. She graduated from Woodward H.S. in 1956. She married Eric P. Rompf, Jr. on May...
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Joseph Berlin

October 3, 1933 - February 18, 2015

Joseph Berlin, age 81, of Holland, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice. Joe was born in Findlay, Ohio on October 3, 1933 to Francis and Genevieve Berlin. Following the loss of his father at the age of 5, due to an electrical accident at work, his mother, brothers and sister moved to Toledo. Self-described as a "cocky" young man, who under the guidance of his father-in-law,...
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Wanda J. Brogan

August 1, 1938 - February 18, 2015

Wanda J. Brogan, 76, of Holland died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Thomas and Esther Dollison Sr. in Circleville, Ohio on August 1, 1938 and later married Frank Brogan Sr. Wanda was employed as a Bus Driver for Springfield Schools for many years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Women's Fire Auxiliary and a member...
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Adelyn Sylvia Manley

November 5, 1914 - February 5, 2015

ADELYN SYLVIA MANLEY Adelyn Manley, age 100, of Toledo and formerly of Holland, Ohio passed away on February 5, 2015 at the Wotring Home. Adelyn was born November 5, 1914 in Toledo to James & Maria (Hurrell) Shepler. She met and married Karl Manley in Jackson, Michigan on August 9, 1934 and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1991. A 1933 graduate of Waite H.S., Adelyn was a cook and...
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Paul T. Gosda

June 14, 1933 - February 4, 2015

Paul T. Gosda, age 81, of Toledo died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice. He was born June 14, 1933 in Plattsburg, New York to Erwin and Violet (Muswick) Gosda. A 1952 graduate of Libbey High School, Paul served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a Seaman who worked for Inland Lakes Management Inc. on the SS Inglehart as a Wheelsman, retiring...
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Twila McLane

November 17, 1926 - January 27, 2015

******REVISED DUE TO WEATHER********* Twila McLane, age 88, of Holland passed away on January 27, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. Twila was born in Fulton Co., Ohio on November 17, 1926 to Abraham & Annabelle (Hiser) Nye. She married the love of her life, Charles McLane in Toledo on February 7, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1991. Twila worked for Toledo Edison...
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Michael J. Peitz

May 5, 1962 - January 24, 2015

Michael Peitz, age 52, of Monclova passed away on January 24, 2015. Michael was born in Detroit on May 5, 1962 to Thomas & Grace (Ventimiglia) Peitz, Sr. He married Laura Spencer in Toledo on October 3, 1987. A 1980 graduate of Bedford H. S. he was a 22 year US Army and National Guard Veteran. Michael worked for The Anderson's since 1988, most currently in the Rail Division. Mike enjoyed...
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Christine Shaffer

December 27, 1923 - January 14, 2015

Christine Shaffer, age 91, of Holland died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Lake Park Comfort Care. She was born December 27, 1923 in Columbia, KY to Ralph and Lorene (Skaggs) Stults. Christine was formerly employed by Toledo Scale and Lincoln Research. During her last years, Chris lived with her son, Jim and his wife, Mary. She enjoyed making crafts, crocheting, and spending time with her...
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William Curtis Hasty

August 10, 1946 - January 12, 2015

William (Bill) Hasty of Holland, OH, passed away at Toledo Hospital in the early hours of Monday, January 12, 2015 due to complications from multiple chronic health conditions. Bill was 68 years old.Bill was born on August 10, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio and was a 1964 graduate of Rogers High School. Bill met the love of his life, Nancy on Valentine's Day in 1970 and they enjoyed 41 wonderful years of...
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Linda J. Borror

September 4, 1941 - January 6, 2015

Linda June Borror, 73, of Holland, Ohio passed away at her home on Tuesday, January, 6, 2015 where she was welcomed home by her husband, Ralph, who preceded her in death on July 5, 2008. Linda was born on September 4, 1941 in Waterville, Ohio to Earl and Katherine (Parlette) Householder. She married Ralph E. Borror on August 31, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio and together they raised five children. Linda...
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Edward J. Polansky

March 6, 1964 - January 6, 2015

Edward J. "Joe" Polansky Sr., age 50 of Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice. He was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 6, 1964 to Robert and Dorothy (Titchnell) Polansky Sr. and on February 2, 1983 in Toledo, he married Martha J. Wolf. Joe worked in Maintenance for 22 years with United Collection Agency and he was a self-employed Carpenter. Joe loved spending...
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Roger Allen Clark

October 14, 1946 - December 31, 2014

ROGER A. CLARK Roger Clark, age 68, of Walbridge, passed away on December 31, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Roger was born in Toledo on October 14, 1946 to Thomas & Elsie (Fahrer) Clark. He married Judy Carr in Toledo on October 12, 1968. A US Army Veteran, Roger had worked for the former Champion Spark Plug. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend he will...
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Richard J. SARNO

June 12, 1919 - December 30, 2014

Richard J. Sarno, 95, formerly of Jacksonville, FL and currently of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on December 30, 2014. He passed on four days after the death of his wife of 71 years. His body evidently knew that his purpose on earth was completed. Richard was born in Boston, MA on June 12, 1919 to Vito Lamuscio and Antoinette Sardino.Richard grew up in Boston and at the age of 17 joined the Marine...
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Martha Ann Foltz

June 10, 1920 - December 25, 2014

"Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck."Today we lost our best friend, wonderful mother and grandmother as now she walks her walk with Jesus.Martha Ann Foltz was born June 10, 1920 to Stanley and Constance Piasecki on a farm in Holland, Ohio which is now where the Strawberry Festival is held. She was raised there with nine siblings, working hard as kids do on farms.She began her...
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Ralph Paul Burdo

October 17, 1944 - December 20, 2014

RALPH P. BURDO Ralph Burdo, age 70, of Toledo passed away on December 20, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born in Toledo on October 17, 1944 to Rolland & Florence (Chelminski) Burdo. A 1962 graduate of Macomber High School, Ralph started his family in Point Place, worked from 1962 to 1993 for Toledo Edison, starting in Toledo and then being transferred to Cleveland's...
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Darren J. Joseph

June 3, 1965 - December 7, 2014

DARREN J. JOSEPH Darren Joseph, age 49, of Holland, and formerly of Swanton, passed away on December 7, 2014, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. Darren was born in Toledo on June 3, 1965 to Alfred & Lodena (Shepherd) Joseph. He married Trudi Hunsinger in Swanton on July 26, 1985. Darren worked for Chrysler on the assembly line for many years. A sports enthusiast, he was a huge fan of the Miami...
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Amy Jo Frye

September 10, 1970 - December 3, 2014

Amy Jo Frye, age 44, of Montpelier and formerly of Toledo and Sylvania, passed away on December 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Amy was born in Toledo on September 10, 1970 to David and Sandra (Ansted) Frye. Amy worked for St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center for over 22 years as a Unit Clerk. She attended Davis Business College for 2 years where she earned her certification. Amy was...
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Mary Ann Stuart

November 7, 1949 - November 28, 2014

Mary Ann Stuart, 65, of Holland, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on November 28, 2014. She was born on November 7, 1949 in Fremont, Ohio to Dale "Shorty" and Gertrude (Stadler) Mathna. She married Edward Stuart on February 26, 1972 in Toledo, Ohio.Mary Ann was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Cathloic Church, and worked in many ministries and coordinated numerous religious...
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Jalisa C. Neal

September 3, 1991 - November 22, 2014


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Daniel L. Marksch

March 30, 1963 - November 5, 2014

DANIEL L. "DANO" MARKSCH Daniel Marksch, age 51, of Holland passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on November 5, 2014 at the Toledo Hospital . Dan was born in Toledo on March 30, 1963 to Frank and Phyllis (Friend) Marksch. A tree surgeon by trade, Dan was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed watching NASCAR and all Detroit Sports Teams. A devoted father, grandfather, son, brother...
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Anna Braida

June 9, 1930 - November 4, 2014

Anna Braida (Sportelli) of Maumee, Ohio died Tuesday November 4, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg resulting from complications due to a stroke.Anna (Nina) was born on June 9, 1930 in Castellana Grotte, Italy to Grazia and Andrea Sportelli. Anna immigrated to the United States in 1967. Upon arrival, she worked as a seamstress in a factory in Chicago and later as a nanny to the...
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John W. Furstenberg

July 14, 1926 - October 27, 2014

John W. Furstenberg, age 88 of Toledo, Ohio died peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014 at his home. He was born in Ida, Michigan on July 14, 1926 to August J. and Hazel (Leathers) Furstenberg and on October 7, 1949 he married Patsy R. Robinett who preceded him in death on August 16, 2007. John was a painter employed by Jeep for over 26 years. He enjoyed woodworking and will best be remembered...
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Frieda M. McGovern

October 23, 1943 - October 22, 2014

Frieda M. "Fritz" McGovern, age 71, of Swanton, OH, formerly of Toledo, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Swanton Valley Care Center. She was born in Toledo on August 9, 1943 to Russell and Vera (Tehan) McGovern Sr. Frieda was employed for many years as an Ice Cream Truck Driver throughout the Toledo area and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by many nieces;...
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Richard W. Jones

August 4, 1939 - October 22, 2014

Richard W. Jones, age 75, of Perrysburg, passed away on October 22, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. Richard was born in Toledo on August 4, 1939 to William & Leora (Mitchell) Jones. A Veteran of the US Navy, Richard worked as a salesman for Maumee Office Supplies, after which Richard and his wife, Judy, moved to Arizona and became Concessionaires. In 1993 Richard built and...
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Delphine D. Galligan

November 23, 1934 - October 19, 2014

Del, age 79, passed away on October 19, 2014. Del has been a resident of Toledo her entire life. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1952. She was married to her husband Bill for 56 years.Del is survived by her brother, Carl; children, Patrick (Janette), Tim (Jill); Dennis (Vicki), and Casey; grandchildren, Kadie, Nikke, Allison, Patrick, Abigail, Phoebe, Lennie, Steve and 6 great...
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Delphine D. Galligan

November 23, 1934 - October 19, 2014

Del, age 79, passed away on October 19, 2014. Del has been a resident of Toledo her entire life. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1952. She was married to her husband Bill for 56 years.Del is survived by her brother, Carl; children, Patrick (Janette), Tim (Jill); Dennis (Vicki), and Casey; grandchildren, Kadie, Nikke, Allison, Patrick, Abigail, Phoebe, Lennie, Steve and 6 great...
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Mary Lou Keefer

August 9, 1934 - October 7, 2014

Mary Lou Keefer, age 80, of Swanton died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Swanton Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 9, 1934 to Edwin and Ramona (Tucker) Cherry. She was employed 43 years at the Toledo Express Airport where she worked as the Head Cook finishing her career with TSA. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.Mary Lou is...
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James Michael Kaczala

October 25, 1943 - September 21, 2014

James Michael Kaczala James M. Kaczala, 70, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. James was born October 25, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio to Stanley and Rose (Augustiniak) Kaczala. James married Alice "Boobie" Zywocki on November 25, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio and she preceded him in death on March 7, 2010. James worked as a tool and die maker for Bingham Stamping for 20 years and...
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Phyllis Irene McMeekan

October 7, 1931 - September 21, 2014

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Shirley A. Thomas

April 11, 1938 - September 18, 2014

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Mary Jane Rost

June 3, 1919 - September 8, 2014

Mary Jane Rost, age 95, of Toledo died peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Heatherdowns Care Center. She was born June 3, 1919 to Julius and Matilda Cutway and in 1936 she married William A. Rost Sr. Mary Jane worked in Lay-a-way at Tiedtke's Department Store for 20 years, retiring in 1976. She was an avid reader who enjoyed camping with her husband in northern Michigan, listening to...
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Betty Jane Keil

June 22, 1925 - September 6, 2014

Betty Jane Keil, 89, of Toledo, Ohio went to see The Lord on September 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 22, 1925 to Clyde and May (Gregory) Mock. Betty married Edward A. Keil on March 2, 1947.Betty is survived by her children, Bilinda Simon, Barbara (Jeff) Rhodes, Steven (Marguerite) Keil and Keith Keil; sister, Marie Buhler; nine grandchildren and five great...
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Courtney Marie Myers

May 16, 1994 - August 14, 2014

COURTNEY MARIE MYERS Courtney Myers, age 20, of Holland, passed away on August 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Courtney was born in Toledo on May 16, 1994 to Bruce & Stacie (Sponseller) Myers. A 2012 graduate of Springfield High School, Courtney was a Junior attending the University of Kentucky School of Nursing. She was a...
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Donald Kaiser

December 18, 1929 - August 9, 2014

Donald C. Kaiser, 84, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Luke's hospital. Don was born to George and Caroline Kaiser on December 18, 1929 in Maumee, OH. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Holland, where he permanently resided. He graduated from Holland High school in 1947. Don married his high school sweetheart, Rita Wilczynski, on September 17, 1949 at Our Lady of Lourdes...
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Sheila R. SAUTER

April 30, 1950 - August 2, 2014

Sheila Sauter, age 64, of Holland passed away on August 2, 2014. Sheila was born in Adrian, Michigan on April 30, 1950 to Wilbert & Barbara (Davenport) Lewis. She worked for Mercy Health Partners as a Regional Director for many years. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend she will be greatly missed by all knew and loved her.Surviving is her loving husband, Timothy; son,...
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Donald J. Connors

April 23, 1958 - August 1, 2014

DONALD J. CONNORS, JR. Donald Connors, Jr., age 56, of Toledo passed away on August 1, 2014. Don was born in Toledo on April 23, 1958 to Donald J. & Mary Lou (Shively) Connors, Sr. Donald was a carpet installer and supply house mgr. for many years, most recently working for the Dollar Floor Store. A devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend he will be greatly missed by all who...
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Steven D. Johnson

June 3, 1949 - July 18, 2014

STEVEN D. JOHNSON Steve Johnson, age 65, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home in the care of his loving wife and family. Steve, a supreme lover and knower of all history, began his own historical journey on June 3, 1949 in Toledo, to Donald and Catherine (Fournier) Johnson. He graduated from Bowsher High School, studied history at the University of Toledo ("then called TU," he...
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John K. Tatkowski

November 11, 1952 - July 16, 2014

JOHN K. TATKOWSKI "BIG BUDDY" Thanks to the Keeper of the Stars, our family had the honor of calling John, Brother, Uncle, Son, Dad, Big Buddy and most of all Husband. He passed away unexpectedly Wednesday July 16, 2014 surrounded by his soul mate, his "baby"..Pam. John was born in Ottawa Hills on November 11, 1952 to Chester & Virginia (Rogaki) Tatkowski. He married the love of his life...
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Margaret Lucille Patton

September 2, 1918 - July 14, 2014

How 'bout that! With loving family at her side, Margaret L. Patton, 95, was called home to the Lord on July 14, 2014. She was born in Crissey, Ohio on September 2, 1918 to Walter and Vera Gould. Throughout her 95 years, she carried herself with class, dignity, and grace- providing a strong role model for the family that she was so proud of. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, crocheting, and mowing...
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Lucy Kerste

April 18, 1926 - July 13, 2014

Lucy Jean Kerste, age 88 of Toledo, Ohio died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Franciscan Care Center of Sylvania. She was born in Toledo on April 18, 1926 to Jacob M. and Iva Bell (Reynolds) Reighard. A graduate of Libbey High School, Lucy married Peter J. Kerste on June 26, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and in her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, bingo...
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EttaGayle Weinert

May 1, 1920 - July 13, 2014

ETTA GAYLE WEINERTMay 1, 1920 ~ June 13, 2014Etta Gayle E. Weinert, age 94, of Toledo, Ohio died peacefully Sunday morning at Sylvania Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Senecaville, Ohio on May 1, 1920 to George Dewey and Beatrice M. (Neyman) Unklesbay.She is survived by her children, Terry L. (Judy) Reichelderfer, Melissa J. "Missy" (Monty) Goodfellow, Mary B. Hayes and J. D. ...
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Wilbur O. Matthews

April 9, 1920 - July 12, 2014

Wilbur O. Matthews, 94, of Swanton, Ohio died peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Swanton Health Care Center. He was born in Borton, Illinois on April 9, 1920 to James Urban and Nellie (Patterson) Matthews. Wilbur proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. Following his service he worked for L.O.F. as a glass handler for 30 years, retiring in 1977. Wilbur enjoyed puzzles, being...
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Shirley J. Leggio

November 2, 1929 - June 19, 2014

Shirley Jean (Greenawalt) Leggio passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014. She was born November 2, 1929 to Kenneth and Wilma Greenawalt. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, but she did work part-time for several years in housekeeping at The Toledo Hospital. She will be remembered by many as the best fudge-maker ever born. She was an avid reader and loved to share her favorite books...
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John A. Warkentin

March 27, 1927 - June 17, 2014

John A. Warkentin, Age 87, of Swanton, passed away on June 17, 2014 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. John lived a full and varied life. He proved that he certainly was part of the "Greatest Generation." Along with his father, mother, siblings, several other relatives and friends, this Mennonite family walked out of Siberia, forced to flee for their safety and freedom from the oppression of the new...
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Donna Schneider

August 17, 1929 - June 12, 2014

Donna Jean Schneider "D.J." passed away June 12, 2014 at Swanton Valley Rehabilitation Center, feeling the love and support from her family, and facility extended family. Donna was born on August 17, 1929 to Hartford and Dorothy Brown. She was a 1947 graduate of Delta High School. Donna furthered her education after giving birth to 7 children and obtained her Bachelor of Education Degree from The...
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Dann K. Poling

August 12, 1960 - May 27, 2014

Dann K. Poling, age 53, of Toledo passed away on May 27, 2014, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Dann was born in Toledo on August 12, 1960 to Gerald and Patricia (Hartley) Poling. Dann was a piece worker for Lott Industries for many years. A motivated man, Dann was ambitious and loved people. He was an avid CB radio enthusiast and loved working on computers. Always had a positive...
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Stephen Nickalas Koback

July 17, 1989 - May 25, 2014

Stephen Koback, age 24, of Holland passed away on May 25, 2014 in his home. Stephen was born in Toledo on July 17, 1989. Stephen worked for his father's company, The Ruiz Tree Service. A family man, Stephen would do anything for anyone and ask nothing in return. He loved to watch the History Channel and just being around his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and...
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Fay Butcher

June 27, 1934 - May 23, 2014

Fay R. "Butch' Butcher, 79, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away on May 23, 2014 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born on June 27, 1934 to Carl W. and Lenora (Montgomery) Butcher. While serving his country in the United States Air Force, Butch met Antoinette L. Whitehead and on December 29, 1956 they were married in London, England. Together they raised four children. Butch enjoyed traveling...
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Erma J. Sheehan

June 27, 1925 - May 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Neville Funeral Homes, Holland, OH.
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Roland W. Denker

September 5, 1917 - May 13, 2014

Roland W. Denker, Sr. passed away on May 13, 2014 at Toledo Hospital after a two month illness. He was born on May 8, 1917 to Rudy and Lillian Denker and raised in South Toledo. He moved to Springfield Township in 1945 and built his home on Dorr St. He built and operated Green Acres picnic site until retiring at the age of 62 and moving to live near his son in Michigan. He and his wife of 66...
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Tracey L. Koepfler

November 14, 1969 - May 3, 2014

Trae Koepfler, age 44, passed away on May 3, 2014, in Sumter, South Carolina. She was born in Toledo on November 14, 1969, to Ron Page and Patricia Kirk, and raised by her stepfather, John Zielinski Sr. Trae earned an Associate's Degree in Business and worked as a customer service representative. She was a kind and caring person who devoted all her love to her daughters. A huge Green Bay Packer...
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Joan Briggs

May 18, 1949 - May 1, 2014

Joan Briggs, age 64, of Holland passed away on May 1, 2014 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born in Toledo on May 18, 1949 to Edward & Evelyn (Nachtrab) Glowski. She married Donovan Briggs in Toledo on July 25, 1981. A Registered Nurse, Joan worked for the former Mercy Hospital and then worked as a visiting nurse for years following. A devoted wife, mother,...
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Adamae Schooner

August 11, 1929 - April 27, 2014

Adamae Schooner, age 84, of Holland died unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was born August 11, 1929 in Toledo to John and Mary Jane (Hogue) Richardson. Adamae was employed by the University of Toledo Medical Center (Formerly MCO) working in Patient Food for 12 years. She also worked at Sam's Club as a Food Demonstrator for 7 years. She was currently a member of Bethel Assembly of God...
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Wanda Atkinson

February 27, 1929 - April 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Neville Funeral Homes, Holland, OH.
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John Stewart Yoder

November 9, 1961 - April 16, 2014

J. STEWART "Boopsie" YODER Stewart Yoder, age 52, of Holland passed away on April 16, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee with his family at his bedside. Stewart was born in Wauseon, Ohio on November 9, 1961 to John Franklin and Geraldine (Phillips) Yoder. He was a graduate of State Line Christian School, a member of the American Federation of Clowns and was also into Miming. He also loved...
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Eileen A. Munger

June 28, 1956 - April 16, 2014

.EILEEN A. MUNGER Eileen Munger, age 57, of Holland passed away on April 16, 2014 at Flower Hospital, Sylvania. Eileen was born in Toledo on June 28, 1956 to Harry & Juanita (Breier) Meyer. Eileen worked for the Anne Grady Center for 22 years. An avid fisherwoman, she loved to bake, especially cookies for her grandchildren, playing rummy and spending time with her many friends. A devoted...
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Fujie O. Bellamy

March 15, 1931 - April 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Neville Funeral Homes, Holland, OH.
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Marvel Lester

October 11, 1925 - April 13, 2014

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Clarence Penn

September 22, 1934 - April 11, 2014

.CLARENCE D. PENN, JR. Clarence D. Penn, Jr., known only as MICKEY by his family and friends, passed away in his sleep on Friday, April 11, 2014. Mickey was born in Toledo on September 22, 1934 to Clarence and Mina Penn. Mickey worked as an Electrician for Owens Illinois for 19 years, then moved on to IBEW Local 8 Union in which he helped build the new Jeep plant. Once he retired, he was able...
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Freda Jacobs

September 10, 1917 - April 3, 2014

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Robert F. DeCoster

February 9, 1954 - March 27, 2014

ROBERT F. DECOSTER Robert DeCoster, age 60, of Sylvania passed away on March 27, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. Bob was born in Toledo to John & Martha (DeCoster) Engle. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Bob worked for Avis Car Rental. Bob enjoyed fishing and spending time with close friends. Bob also enjoyed going to area auto shows. A devoted son, brother and friend he will be greatly...
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Peyton Jakab

March 25, 2014 - March 25, 2014

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William D. Galligan

January 4, 1932 - March 24, 2014

.WILLIAM "BILL" GALLIGAN Bill, age 82, passed away on March 24, 2014. He was happily married to Delphine for 58 years. A USMC Veteran of the Korean War, Bill is survived by his wife Del; brother, Tom; children, Patrick (Janette); Tim (Jill); Dennis (Vickie) and Casey. Grandchildren, Kadie; Nikki; Alison; Patrick; Abigail; Phoebe; Lennie; Steve and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in...
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Mary Brown

February 21, 1968 - March 19, 2014

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Clarabelle Becker

November 4, 1931 - March 19, 2014

Clarabelle Becker, 82, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born on November 4, 1931 to James R. and Josephine (Gears) Smart. Clarabelle worked as a manager in the Leased Pet Department at Rinks Bargain City and then as a cabinet maker at Pilliod Cabinet Company, where she retired.Clarabelle was an avid reader and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She loved...
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Diana Denker

June 7, 1942 - March 18, 2014

DIANA LEE DENKER A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Diana L. Denker, age 71, of Holland passed away on March 18, 2014 at Toledo Hospital. Diana was born in Holland on June 7, 1942 to David & Berniece (Adams) Taube. She married Roland Denker, Jr. on March 31, 1961. Diana worked as an office manager and licensed agent for Denker Insurance for many years and greatly...
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Roland Shuster

September 4, 1931 - March 11, 2014

ROLAND GEORGE HERMAN SHUSTER Roland Shuster, age 82, passed away on March 11, 2014 at St. Anne's Hospital, Toledo. Mr. Shuster was born in Toledo on September 4, 1931 to Russell & Elfrida (Frash) Shuster. A US Army Veteran, Roland worked many years as an engineer for Toledo Scale. Roland married Hildegarde Koepsell in Toledo on December 28, 1961 and she preceded him in death on November 26...
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Lois M. Epmyer

May 11, 1928 - March 11, 2014

Lois May Epmyer, age 85, of Toledo, Ohio died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Toledo on May 11, 1928 to Frank and Gladys (Rowell) Archambo. On October 9, 1948 she married Walter B. Epmyer who preceded her in death on May 28, 1998. Lois was longtime member of Providence Lutheran Church and previously, Epiphany Lutheran Church. She was a devoted homemaker...
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Raymond C. Neville

September 5, 1924 - March 1, 2014

Raymond C. Neville, age 89, of Gulf Port, Florida and formerly of Toledo, Ohio died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park Florida. He was born September 5, 1924 to Raymond C. and Bertha Mae (Roe) Neville, Sr. and on July 7, 1945 he married Barbara R. Gosda who passed away on January 2, 2013.Ray was a graduate of Libbey High School; attended The University of Toledo and...
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Florene Hicks

May 10, 1939 - March 1, 2014

FLORENE HICKS Florene Hicks, age 74, passed away on March 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Florene was born in Hippo, Kentucky on May 10, 1939 to Ruben & Artie May (Allen) Hicks. She worked as a clerk for K-Mart for over 16 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving is her daughter, Johnni Brewer; grandchildren, Brandi Lynn; John Joseph &...
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Franzcarl A. Hennig

July 5, 1923 - February 27, 2014

Franzcarl A. Hennig, 90, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on February 27, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on July 5, 1923 in Toledo to Franz Elroy Arthur and Helen (Chmielewska) Hennig and he married Margaret L. Schneider on September 11, 1948 in Toledo.Franzcarl was a 1942 graduate of Macomber High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a machinist aboard...
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Michael P. Giles

October 21, 1957 - February 20, 2014

In the blink of an eye, God took one of his faithful believers, Michael P. Giles, home on Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was born October 21, 1957 to the Robert and Irene Giles. Mike leaves behind his very best friend and soul mate, Cynthia L. (Hartman) Giles. Mike found the love of his life right here in the Toledo Blade Personals back in 1989. His ad asked for a picture and Cindy sent him...
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Jeff P. Shirey

June 24, 1976 - February 19, 2014

Jeffrie P. Shirey, 37, lost his battle with addiction, but won the war, when he was called home to the Lord on February 19, 2014. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 24, 1976 to Don & Carolyn Shirey. He enjoyed fishing, bird-watching, working in his water garden, and riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, and snowmobiles. Jeff was generous to a fault, enjoyed helping people, and...
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Helen Miklovic

June 8, 1927 - February 16, 2014

HELEN L. MIKLOVIC Helen Miklovic, age 86, of Perrysburg passed away on February 16, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Mill Creek, West Virginia on June 8, 1927 to Cletus & Abbie (Louke) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Heaton in 1970. She married Joseph Miklovic on March 7, 1975 and he preceded...
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Joanne B. Ballinger

June 23, 1934 - February 14, 2014

Joanne B. Ballinger, age 79, of Toledo Ohio, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Arbors at Sylvania. She was born June 23, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio to Felix and Sophie (Kujawa) Kaczmarek and on June 11, 1954 she married James S. Ballinger Jr. who preceded her in death on September 17, 1994. Joanne enjoyed sewing, quilting and most importantly, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren...
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Joan Michalski

July 10, 1935 - February 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Neville Funeral Homes, Holland, OH.
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