Our Obituaries

John J. Smoot

February 2, 1921 - May 16, 2015

John J. Smoot, 94, of Walbridge, Ohio died at Parkcliffe Alzheimer's Community on Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was born on, February 2, 1921 in Akron, Ohio to Escan and Ethel (Stark) Smoot. John married Evelyn J. Kreider.John proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. After the service, he worked for Davey Tree Company in Texas. In 1953 he started his employment with Toledo...
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William David Surowiak

September 12, 1952 - May 1, 2015

William D. Surowiak, 62, of Oregon, died May 1, 2015 at St. Charles-Mercy Hospital. He was born in Toledo on September 12, 1952 to Stanley (Thelma Lind) Surowiak. Bill was employed as a floor tech with Heartland of Perrysburg. He is survived by his daughter Wendy Surowiak, Granddaughter Dekoada Clawson, significant other Tess L. Wick, step-children: Angie Campbell and Trisha Wick, step...
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Arthur E. BAGGS

March 29, 1927 - April 23, 2015


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James I. McLeary

February 3, 1943 - April 14, 2015

James I. McLeary, 72, of Walbridge, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital. James was born on February 3, 1943 to Donald "Gus" and Vivian (Snyder) McLeary. James was a cashier for 20 years working both at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital and the former Riverside Hospital retiring in 2011. He married the former Mary L. Polsdorfer and she survives. James was a veteran of the...
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Jeffrey Henning

December 31, 1960 - April 10, 2015


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Duane C. Miley

August 11, 1927 - April 8, 2015

Duane C. "Pat" Miley, 87, of Walbridge and most recently of Avalon of Perrysburg, died April 8, 2015. Duane was born in Walbridge on August 11, 1927 to Carl (Velma Stoner) Miley. Duane was employed for 45 years as a Clerk and Yard Master for the New York Central and Conrail railroads, retiring in 1988. He married Dorothy C. Reinhart on June 1, 1947 and she preceded him in death. Duane was a...
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John G. Bitter

November 20, 1938 - April 2, 2015

Bitter, John G.John G. Bitter, 76, of Walbridge, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 . He was born on November 20, 1938 to George and Mabel (Beckman) Bitter. John proudly served in the United States Army and later worked as a Structural Ironworker for Henry Gurtzweiler retiring in 1998 after 42 years of service. He was often times found helping with the Commodity Food Program and the Senior...
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Deborah L. Layman

January 17, 1948 - March 14, 2015

Deborah L. Layman, 66, formerly of Moline, passed away March 14, 2015 at the Elder House in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born in Toledo on December 17, 1948 to Glenn (Elizabeth Pope) Layman, both of whom preceded her in death. She was employed with Woodlane Industries for over 30 years. She is survived by her brother: Bruce (Margaret) Layman. Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank...
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Jacob Warren Byington

May 31, 1991 - March 11, 2015

Jacob W. "Jake" Byington, 23, of Walbridge, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2015. Jacob was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 31, 1991 to Dennis D. and Holly S. (Geoffrion) Byington. He enjoyed I-Nation, video games and camping. Jacob is survived by his parents, Dennis and Holly Byington, his sister, Jessie H. Byington; grandparents, Mary and the late Russell Byington, Carolyn J. Byington, Kathy...
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Elbert L. Purdy

September 15, 1925 - March 8, 2015

Elbert L. Purdy, 89, of East Toledo, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born September 15, 1925, the eldest son of William E. and Treva (Applegate) Purdy. Elbert graduated from Waite High School in 1943. He served as a PFC in the US Army Infantry and Military Police in England, France and Normandy from October 1943 to...
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Marian Zachel

January 31, 1926 - February 26, 2015

Zachel, MarianMarian Zachel, 89, passed away peacefully on February 26. Marian was born to Harry and Ida Taylor in Elyria, Ohio. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1944. She worked a number of years at Sears in downtown Toledo. In 1950, she married Anthony Zachel. She and Tony spent the next 50 years together until his death in 2000. Marian was baptized along with Tony as one of...
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Ruth M. Moye

November 11, 1931 - January 20, 2015

Ruth Marie (Courter) Moye, of Kirtland, Ohio passed away on January 20, 2015 at LakeWest Hospital in Willoughby, OH. She was born on November 11, 1931 to Ernest A. and Helen Courter in Walbridge, Ohio. She was formerly married to Henry E. Moye, Jr. and they have two daughters, Deanna Weaver of Mentor, Ohio and Patricia Moye of Toledo . She went to meet her parents Ernest A. and Helen Courter...
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Shirley Neagley

June 15, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Shirley J. Neagley, 82, of Walbridge, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Shirley was born on June 15, 1932 to Arthur and Marie Much in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was an assembler for Powertrain for 30 years retiring in 2006. Shirley enjoyed playing Bingo, raising her beloved horses and loved the time she spent working for a local auctioneer. She was preceded in...
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Jean Peters

June 7, 1928 - January 17, 2015

Jean Harriet Peters, 86, of Walbridge, and formerly of Genoa died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Genesis of Perrysburg. She was born on June 7, 1928 in Toledo to Percy (Anna Reuter) Sheets. She married William "Ed" Peters Jr. on July 6, 1947 in Toledo and he preceded her in death. Jean was a life member of the Adams Twp. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family...
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Robert Barraco

August 22, 1940 - January 16, 2015

Robert J. Barraco 74, of Oregon, died January 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 22, 1940 to Frank (Mary Anna Miller) Barraco. Bob served his country in the United States Army. He retired as an oiler from the Nabisco Plant in Toledo. Bob played the steel guitar and went to their conventions. He was an active band member in the Silver Creek Band. Bob...
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Donald Pennington

February 4, 1931 - January 13, 2015

Donald Eugene Pennington, 83, of Northwood, Ohio passed away January 13, 2015 after a 4 year illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 04, 1931 to James V. Pennington and Reba (Murry) Pennington. Don graduated from Woodard High School in 1949. After high school he joined the Army. Upon his discharge from the Army he tried his skill at many different jobs including short order cook,...
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Harry M. Hall

February 1, 1930 - January 13, 2015

Harry M. Hall, 84, of Toledo, formerly of Oregon, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Harry was born to Harry M. and Lida (Morris) Hall on February 1, 1930. Harry was a graduate of Waite High School. He married Kathryn A. Blackburn on September 23, 1950 and was a glass worker for Libbey-Owens-Ford Company. Harry was a member of the Rossford Eagles, played...
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Virginia Moore

May 13, 1918 - January 11, 2015

Virginia "Rose" Moore, 96, of Walbridge, passed away on Sunday, Janurary 11, 2015 at the Lutheran Home in Toledo. Virginia was born in Logan, Ohio on May 13, 1918 to Stanley and Cora (Hall) Long. She worked as a billing clerk at Libbey- Owens -Ford in Toledo. Virginia was a member of Unity United Methodist Church, a former treasurer of Lake Boosters, an avid Cleveland Indians fan and...
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Underwood Fred J

July 19, 1930 - January 6, 2015

Fred J. Underwood, 84, of Walbridge, passed away Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at Arbors of Oregon formerly of Parkcliffe. Fred was born on July 19, 1930 to Lola Mae (Pack) and Elmer Underwood in Jumping Branch, West Virginia. Fred married Flossie June Campbell, the love of his life, in Clifton Forge, Virginia on October 19, 1950. Fred was an engineer with the former C & O Railroad (now CSX)...
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Eugene F. Eversole

April 29, 1925 - December 31, 2014

Eugene F. Eversole, 89, of Perrysburg passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital. Eugene was born on April 29, 1925 to Lemuel and Augusta (McElroy) Eversole in Lima, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army as an engineer during WWII, Korea and Vietnam and also worked as a security guard for the Federal Building in Toledo, Ohio. Eugene was a member of many organizations including ...
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John C. Weissenberger

June 28, 1944 - December 20, 2014

John C. Weissenberger, 70, of Walbridge, passed away December 20, 2014. John was born June 28, 1944 to Elizabeth (Nofzinger) and Charles Weissenberger in Toledo, Ohio. He was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School and married Edna (Rogowski) on May 1, 1965 at Good Shepherd Church in Toledo, enjoying 49 blessed years together. He retired from BP Refinery as a heavy equipment operator...
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Gertrude Seles

November 5, 1927 - December 15, 2014

Gertrude E. Seles, 87, of Walbridge, passed away Monday, December 15th at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 5, 1927 to Francis and Gertrude LuBien. She worked at the Baby Ruth factory in Chicago, and was co-owner of Bresler's in the former Woodville and Southwyck Malls. She married Robert A. Seles on September 10, 1949 and he preceded her in death in...
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John A. Holt

September 5, 1936 - December 12, 2014

John A. Holt, age 78, of Walbridge, passed away on December 12, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. John was born in Pulaski, TN. on September 5, 1936 to D. Allen & Annie (Ridner) Holt. He married Lynda Noelle on June 1, 1963. He was 32nd Degree Mason belonging to Genoa Lodge #433, as well as a member of the Scottish Rite. A Freight Conductor for CSX, John was a devoted husband...
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Esther J. Hall

October 7, 1926 - December 9, 2014

Esther J. Hall, 88, of Walbridge, passed away on December 9, 2014 at Bay Park Hospital. Surviving are her children, Wayne "Butch" (Pam) Lambroff, Rex Hall, Georgia (Cory) Zimmerman, Leland "Guy" (Lorri) Hall; sister, Ruth (John) Matesz, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her son Warren "Corkey" Lambroff.A memorial service will be held on Saturday,...
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Hermina K. LIBBE

October 16, 1921 - December 6, 2014

HERMINA KATHRYN (FROBOSE) LIBBE WAS BORN ON A FARM BETWEEN PEMBERVILLE AND GIBSONBERG OHIO ON OCT 16, 1921 TO MARY AND HENRY FROBOSE. SHE SPENT HER CHILDHOOD IN WOODVILLE OHIO. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL SHE MOVED TO RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA WHERE SHE WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD. IN HER SPARE TIME THERE SHE WOULD GO TO THE LOCAL USO AND PLAY PIANO AT DANCES FOR THE TROOPS. SHE MOVED BACK TO WOODVILLE IN THE LATE...
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Raymond L. Hughes

March 17, 1940 - November 17, 2014

Raymond L. Hughes, 74, of Walbridge, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center. Raymond was born March 17, 1940 to Forrest and Florence (George) Hughes. He married Juanita R. Hughes on March 18, 1961.Raymond worked for General Motors Hydramatic Company for 32 years, retiring in 2000. He was a Walbridge firefighter, retiring as captain, a member of the UAW...
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Esther B. Snetz

June 12, 1939 - November 12, 2014

Esther Bell "Jenny" Snetz, age 75, of Walbridge, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Jenny was born in Benton Ridge, Ohio on June 12, 1939 to Lester and Elnora (Hogrefe) Brown. She married James M. Snetz on April 9, 1983. Jenny was a member of Dendarah Court #10, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Toledo, Ohio, where she was a Past High Priestess,...
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Alberta Stahl

September 7, 1927 - November 3, 2014

Alberta M. Stahl of Northwood, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was 87.Alberta was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 8, 1927 to Paul B. and Eva (Willets) Lew.Alberta graduated from Girls Catholic Central High School in Detroit in 1946 where she was the roving photographer for the yearbook. After graduation, she briefly returned to Columbus before...
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Richard E. Vail

November 29, 1949 - October 31, 2014

RICHARD E. VAILRichard Vail, one of the bravest warriors ever to fight cancer was mercifully pulled from the war by his Lord and Savior, October 31. He had been battling pancreas and liver cancer for the past 16 months with unbelievable strength, courage, and grace.Rich was born November 29, 1949 to the late Earl Vail and Kathyrn Miller (Jack) who survives. He is a graduate of Waite High...
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Amy L. Kreamer

July 13, 1973 - October 30, 2014

Kreamer, Amy L., age 41, of Walbridge, Ohio passed away October 30, 2014. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, Ohio
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David A. Baskey

January 17, 1962 - October 24, 2014

David A. Baskey, 52, of Perrysburg Township died suddenly at his home on October 24, 2014. David was born in Fremont, Ohio to the late Louis (Ruth Rutan) Baskey Jr. He was employed as a Load Planner with the Nagle Trucking Company. David served his country in 1983 in the United States Army during the Grenada Invasion.He married Christina L. Urban on December 15, 1999 in Dyersburg, TN. and she...
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Marie Douglass

July 10, 1928 - October 21, 2014

Marie Jean Douglass, 86, a resident of Orchard Villa in Oregon, Ohio passed away on October 21, 2014 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born on July 10, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Elmer Logan and Latrilla (Duncan) Keith. She married Robert Douglas.Marie worked as a cook for Gladieux and Mel Berman's restaurant for many years before retiring in 1991. She enjoyed Bingo, crochet, bowling and...
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Stephen H. Vancena

November 23, 1932 - October 14, 2014

Stephen H. "Skip" VancenaStephen H. "Skip" Vancena, 81, of Northwood, passed away October 14, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 23, 1932 in Toledo to Stephen L. (Ann Evanska) Vancena, both of whom preceded him in death. He was employed with L.O.F. Rossford Plant for over 40 years, where he was active in the Union. He served his country in...
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Geraldine A. Grau

April 7, 1929 - October 12, 2014

.Geraldine A. GrauGeraldine A. Grau of Walbridge, died October 12, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to William (Catherine Schroh) Detzel. Geri was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Walbridge. She married Russell P. Grau on January 31, 1948 and he preceded her in death.Surviving are her children: Susan K. Grau, Dennis (Linda) Grau, Grandchildren: Jason and Chelsie Grau, Sister...
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Kevin P. Wood

July 27, 1954 - October 7, 2014

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Brenda S. Tucholski

June 15, 1942 - October 6, 2014

Brenda S. TucholskiBrenda S. Tucholski, 72, of Wauseon, and formerly of Millbury died October 4, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Falmouth, KY., to Edmund (Hilda Traylor) Richie. Brenda was employed by the Luther Home of Williston. She married Anthony Tucholski on Sept. 5, 1962 in Toledo and he preceded her in death. Surviving are her children: Debbie (Jim)...
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David R. Taylor

December 11, 1940 - October 3, 2014

David R. Taylor, 73, of Walbridge died Friday, October 3, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 11, 1940 in Kentucky to Coy (Marie Sears) Taylor. David retired after 31 years from Chrysler Corporation. David served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He married Rebecca on September 7, 1990 and she survives.Also surviving are his children: Duane...
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Joyce C. Russell

October 28, 1937 - October 2, 2014

Joyce C. RussellJoyce A. Russell, 76, of Walbridge died October 6, 2014 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. She was born on October 28, 1937 to Luther (Marguerite Trotzier) Melcher. She was a self-employed travel agent who traveled to Hawaii 150 times. She and her husband spent four years there and enjoyed having family and friends visit. Joyce also worked for the Outrigger Hotels in...
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Evelyn L. Fair

July 19, 1927 - September 22, 2014

EVELYN L. FAIREvelyn L. Fair, age 87, of Walbridge, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 22, 2014. Until early this year, Evelyn lived in Walbridge with her husband and daughter. Evelyn was born in Chicago, IL on July 19, 1927 to Russell and Esther (Stoelting) Enochs.Evelyn graduated from Steinmetz High School (Chicago) in 1945 and from Moody Bible...
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Kathy Carr-Horton

August 25, 1955 - September 3, 2014

Kathy Carr- Horton, 59, of Walbridge, passed away on September 3, 2014 at Toledo Hospital. Kathy was born on August 25, 1955, to Donald Carr and Murel Kontak. She worked for Foodtown until its closing and was a Produce Assistant Manager for Kroger. Kathy is survived by her children, Christopher Fisher and Tonya (Allen) Plummer; her grandchildren, Dustin Hernandez, Drew, Damon, and Dylan...
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Ronald John Brennan

February 24, 1935 - September 3, 2014

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Robert TIMPE

November 6, 1945 - August 13, 2014

Robert W. Timpe, 68, of Walbridge died August 13, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 6, 1945 to John and Lillian (Williams) Timpe. Bob served his country in the United States Marines, serving during the Vietnam conflict. He was employed with CSX in the maintenance department, retiring after 30 years of service. Surviving are his...
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Edna Mae Clark

November 10, 1932 - July 27, 2014

Edna Mae Clark, 81, passed away July 27, 2014 surrounded by family and friends peacefully and with a lot of love at The Hospice of Northwest Ohio after a lengthy illness. Mae was born October 14, 1932 to Herma (Webb) and Jerry Cumbo. On October 25, 1949 she married the love of her life Jerrell Lee Clark who preceded her in death August 11, 2011. They were married for 61 years. They have three...
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David P. CLARK

August 5, 1937 - July 27, 2014

David Paul Clark, 76, of Walbridge, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his home. David was born August 5, 1937, to Paul Frederick and Arliene Louise (Thornton) Clark at St. Vincent's Hospital. The family originally resided in Toledo before settling in Walbridge, Ohio. He graduated from Lake High School in 1955 and was employed with CSX Railroad, retiring in 1997. He married Carol (Huber) on...
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Richard K. Ohrt

April 15, 1941 - July 24, 2014

RICHARD K. OHRT (Insert Photo)Richard K. Ohrt, 73 of Lake Township died July 24, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Northwood on April 15, 1941 to Henry (Hattie Eckert) Ohrt. He married Linda A. Zillinger on September 25, 1965 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. He was first employed with the Burndy Corporation and later as a tool and die maker as well as a journeyman with Hammill...
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Sallie j. Culver

March 17, 1937 - July 23, 2014

Sallie J. CulverSallie J. Culver, 77, of Oregon, died July 23, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on March 17, 1937 to Rossil A (Violet M. Simmons) Atkinson, both preceded her in death. Sallie graduated from the Riverside School of Nursing as a registered nurse. Sallie was a member of Mainstreet Church, Walbridge and active in the church, knitting, and clothing ministry; as well as...
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Reva Risner

November 3, 1917 - July 20, 2014

Reva RisnerReva Risner, 96, of Walbridge, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. She was born on November 3, 1917 in Ivyton, Kentucky to Jim and Sissy (Fletcher) Spradlin. Reva is survived by her loving daughters, Reda (Don) Fleming and Joyce (the late Ron) Shivak, eleven grandchildren, many great grandchildren and brother, Clinton Spradlin, and daughter-in-law...
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Timothy J. Posey

June 25, 1956 - July 19, 2014

.Timothy J. PoseyTimothy J. Posey, 58, of Northwood, died after a brave battle with leukemia on July 19, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fremont on June 25, 1956 to Richard (Mary Lou Kitchen) Posey. He was employed with Cannon Paper in Toledo for 35 years and later with Enterprise Rent A Car. Tim was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Lou (Kitchen) Posey and...
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Genevieve V. Spitler

January 9, 1923 - July 17, 2014

GENEVIEVE V. SPITLER Genevieve V. Spitler 91 of Walbridge died July 17, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on January 9, 1923 to Frank (Stella Cichanski) Maros. She was employed for 28 years with Foodtown in the Meat Dept. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Walker and later by her second husband Russell Spitler, Son: Michael Walker, Step-Son James Spitler,...
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Walter H. Nejvara

January 18, 1922 - July 11, 2014

Walter H. Nejvara, 92 of Northwood, Ohio passed away July 11, 2014 at Regency Hospital. He was born on January 18, 1922 to James and Anna Nejvara. He served in the Army during WWII. He retired from G.M. Powertrain, Toledo in 1977 after 33 years.He is survived by, Helen, his son Robert (Patricia), grandchildren, Christopher and Thomas (Marla) Nejvara, LeighAnn (Ray) Sisler and 7 great...
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Catherine Sarka

November 1, 1934 - July 7, 2014

Catherine Sarka, 79, of Walbridge, Ohio passed away on July 7, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio to Daniel and Virginia (Rutter) Evanoff. Catherine was a longtime member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and was active as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Walbridge Senior Center. Catherine is survived by her sons, Ken Sarka, Jr., Mark (Stephanie) Sarka,...
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Garry Lee Meek

September 16, 1941 - July 3, 2014

Garry Lee Meek, 72, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on July 3, 2014 at Arbors of Oregon, The Willows. He was born on September 16, 1941 in Angola, Indiana to Thomas W. and Iantha MaDora (Abramson) Meek. Garry loved his grandchildren and his dog as well as motorcycles. Garry is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Paul); grandchildren, Allison (Nick), Emily, Ethan, Andrew and Evelyn; siblings, Wendell ...
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Michael L. Hutchinson

June 24, 1962 - June 4, 2014

Michael L. Lorenz-HutchinsonMichael L. Lorenz- Hutchinson, 51, of Perrysburg, died June 4, 2014. He was born in Toledo on June 24, 1962 to Harold (Bonnie Miley) Lorenz. Mike was later adopted by David Hutchinson. He was a self employed painter. Mike enjoyed baseball and his personal relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Surviving are his mother: Bonnie K. Mohring, Brother,...
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Richard Allen Crapsey

December 24, 1956 - June 4, 2014

RICHARD ALLEN CRAPSEY Richard Allen Crapsey, 57, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home. Richard was born December 24, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to Harry and Mary Crapsey. Richard worked as a roofer and maintenance man. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog. He loved making people laugh and would "give the shirt of his back" to anyone. Richard is survived by his son,...
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Betty J. Schreiber

July 15, 1927 - May 28, 2014

Betty J. SchreiberBetty J. Schreiber, 86, formerly of E. Broadway Walbridge, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Toledo. She was born on July 15, 1927 in Bono to Clarence and Gladys ( Stoops) Foster. She was employed with the former D.D. Gross Motors in Moline. Betty was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Christ-Dunberger Post. Betty was one of seven siblings and half...
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Rita M. Zimmerman

July 17, 1936 - May 15, 2014

Rita Mae (Adler) Zimmerman, 77, of Walbridge, Ohio, passed away on May 15, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on September 17, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio. On September 18, 1954 Rita married Delmar H. "Zip" Zimmerman in Toledo. Rita always kept busy, especially in her yard, tending flowers. She enjoyed antique cars, traveling and cake decorating. Rita was also a fan of Nascar...
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James A. Griffith

December 3, 1932 - May 13, 2014

James A. Griffith Sr.James A. Griffith Sr., 81, of Walbridge passed away May 13, 2014 at his residence. James was born on December 3, 1932 to Albert and Eva (Gonia) in Lake Twp. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Northwood V.F.W. Post #2984. He retired in 1982 after 30 years with Libbey Owens Ford. He is survived by his loving wife of 58...
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Barbara M. Loucks

August 4, 1943 - May 10, 2014

Barbara M. LoucksBarbara M. (Kaiser) Loucks, 70, passed away May 10, 2014 at her residence. She was born on August 4, 1943 to George F. & Elizabeth (Tomor) Kaiser. Barbara was employed as a computer tech with Owens Corning for 13 years and worked in Medical Records at St. Charles Hospital for 10 years. Barbara had been ill for the last year and a half, and was a fighter who overcame...
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Daniel R. Flickinger

January 17, 1957 - April 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, OH.
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Daniel Ralph Flickinger

January 17, 1957 - April 28, 2014

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Dan Flickinger

January 17, 1957 - April 28, 2014

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Donna M. Barraco

August 25, 1942 - April 20, 2014

DONNA M. BARRACODonna M. Barraco, age 71, of Oregon, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, on August 25, 1942, to Clayton and Louise (Czupich) Grodi. Donna was a devoted nurse for Flower Hospital, as well as St. Charles Hospital before retiring. She took pride in caring for her patients, as if they were her own family members. In her...
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Jack G. Hannah

April 24, 1947 - April 2, 2014

.JACK G. HANNAHJack G. Hannah, age 66, of Walbridge, passed away April 2, 2014, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born on April 24, 1947, in Toledo to Louis and Louise (Grueshaber) Hannah. He graduated from Clay High School in 1965. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the following medals; National Defense Service Medal...
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Jane M. Roth

April 6, 1958 - March 14, 2014

JANE M. ROTHJane M. Roth, 55, of Walbridge, died March 14, 2014. She was born in Toledo on April 6, 1958 to Robert and Evelyn Holmes. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and a graduate of Owens Community College in Dental Hygiene. Jane was first employed with Ohio Bell and AT&T and most recently with Elmore Family Dentistry as a dental hygienist since 1997. Jane was a...
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Kenneth E. Russell

November 2, 1935 - March 11, 2014

Kenneth E. "Ken" RussellKenneth E. "Ken" Russell, 78, of Walbridge, entered into God's Care on March 11, 2014. Ken was born in Fostoria, Ohio on November 2, 1935 to George and Erma Russell, both of whom preceded him in death. Ken graduated from Fostoria High School in 1953 and Bowling Green State University in 1957, where he played college football and wrestled, where he was a college All...
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Ruth F. Jeko

November 26, 1922 - March 9, 2014

Ruth F. Jeko, 91, formerly of Walbridge, Ohio passed away at Parkcliffe Community on March 9, 2014, where she was currently residing.She was born to Charles and Marguerite (Friess) Eckhart on November 26, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio. Ruth married Charles F. Manion on April 11, 1942 and had two daughters, Jeanne and Judith. Charles was killed in action during WWII. On May 25, 1946, Ruth married Nicholas...
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Lawrence E. Judy

July 29, 1931 - March 6, 2014

Judy, 82, of Walbridge, Ohio passed away on March 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on July 29, 1931 in Meadowbridge, West Virginia to Gordon and Zella (Walkup) Judy. He married the love of his life, Verla G. Lively, on May 7, 1958 in Clifton Forge, Virginia.Larry proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed with CSX railroad for...
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Orlo H. Herman

December 13, 1934 - March 5, 2014

Orlo H. Herman, 79, of Walbridge, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Bay Park Community Hospital. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 13, 1934 to William ( Almira Young) Herman, both of whom preceded him in death. He was employed with Advanced Cleaning and retired from Dresch Tolson.Orlo was preceded in death by his wife: Winifred "Cookie" Herman, Surviving are his special friend, Ron Hall,...
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Suzanne Kay Buzza

January 30, 1942 - March 2, 2014

Suzanne K. BuzzaSuzanne K. Buzza, 72, of Walbridge Ohio, died Sunday March 2, 2014 in Gaylord, Michigan. She was born in Walbridge on January 30, 1942 to Thomas (Doris Carson) Hill. She married Henry W. Buzza on May 24, 1963 in Walbridge and he survives. Sue worked as a truck driver, working alongside her husband.Surviving are her son: Michael (Melissa) Buzza, granddaughter Caitlyn M. Buzza,...
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Barbara Jean Taylor

October 27, 1928 - March 1, 2014

BARBARA J. TAYLORBarbara J. Taylor, 85, of Haines City, Florida and formerly of Walbridge, died March 1, 2014 at Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. She was born on October 27, 1928 to Claude (Dorothy Christiansen) Sherer. Barbara was employed with Ambassador Cards, retiring in 1990.She is survived by her children: Sharon (Dean) Willard, Jerry (Rebecca) Taylor, Jackie (James) Rice,...
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Chevelle Rigg

October 29, 1975 - February 10, 2014

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Elzo Rogers

March 21, 1928 - January 26, 2014

ELZO ROBERT ROGERSElzo "Connie" Robert Rogers, age 85, of Haines City, FL. passed away January 26, 2014 in Florida. He was born in Cardington, OH on March 21, 1928 to Conroy and Mary Agnes (Robinson) Rogers. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Elzo was employed as Assistant Manager for the Ohio Department of Taxation for over 30 years. He was a former...
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Donald Lang

January 22, 1932 - January 21, 2014

DONALD E. LANGDonald E. Lang, age 81, of Walbridge and Bradenton, FL., passed away December 21, 2013, at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, FL. He was born in Toledo on January 22, 1932, to Herman and Dora (Shinharl) Lang. Donald was employed for the City of Toledo in the Traffic Engineering Department. Donald proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his...
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Troy M. Caudill

May 2, 1954 - January 10, 2014

TROY M. CAUDILLTroy M. Caudill, age 59, of Walbridge, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Paintsville, KY. to Freddie and Martha (Blair) Caudill. On October 15, 1972, Troy married the love of his life the former Elsa Endicott. Troy was employed as a Tech Service Rep with Material Science Corp. He was a member of...
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John M. Trausch

May 29, 1945 - January 9, 2014

JOHN M. TRAUSCHJohn M. Trausch, age 68, of Walbridge, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, in his residence, due to complications of Diabetes. He was born on May 29, 1945 in Fulton County to Clarence and Mary (Diemling) Trausch. John was employed with Libbey Glass for 35 years before retiring. On April 10, 1982, he married the former Cathy Ayling. John was an avid fisherman and was also known...
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Betty A. Seiple

August 23, 1934 - December 22, 2013

BETTY A. SEIPLEBetty A. Seiple, age 79, of Walbridge, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, in St. Charles-Mercy Hospital. She was born in Howard, KS. on August 23, 1934 to Robin and Emma (Foote) Bucher. On June 6, 1953, Betty married the love of her life Harold J. Seiple. She was a member of Mainstreet Church. In her spare time Betty enjoyed bowling. She is survived by her loving husband of 60...
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Gerald Korb

January 27, 1934 - December 21, 2013

GERALD L. KORBGerald L. Korb, 79, of Oregon, died December 21, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo on January 27, 1934 to William (Owaissa Snyder) Korb. Gerald retired from Chrysler Jeep and served his country in the Air Force. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife: Patsy Diane Korb, Surviving are his siblings: Nancy (John) Gabriel, Thomas (Laura) Korb, and Dennis ...
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David N. Overmyer

July 1, 1938 - December 18, 2013

DAVID N. OVERMYERDavid N. Overmyer, age 75, of Walbridge, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on July 1, 1938, in Elmore to Corneal "Dutch" and Lucille (Magsig) Overmyer. On July 1, 1972, he married the former Ellen Reed. David along with his wife Ellen owned and operated D & E Trucking Inc. He enjoyed driving truck as well as...
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Steven C. Day

November 16, 1959 - December 18, 2013

STEVEN C. DAYSteven C. Day, age 54, of Grand Rapids, MI., formerly of Walbridge, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013. He was born in Toledo on November 16, 1959, to Carl A. and Marion (Cousino) Day. Steven proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was employed as a construction worker. Steven loved art, and was known for his drawings. He is survived by his mother, Marion Day...
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Frances M. Hundt

September 28, 1908 - November 28, 2013

Frances M. Hundt, 105, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Orchard Villa in Oregon. She was born on September 28, 1908 in Toledo to Steven and Mary (Szymkowak) Ratajski and on April 28, 1956 married Rudy Hundt.Frances was a long time member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Walbridge. She was an avid bowler and was one of the founders of the Toledo Blade Queens bowling league. Frances...
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Tammy S. Morrison

October 27, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Tammy S. MorrisonTammy S. Morrison, 56, of Walbridge, died November 20, 2013 in her home. She was born in Toledo to James (Nancy Sherrer) Morrison. Tammy loved crafts, painting, gardening, sunning at the beach, and just being a wonderful grandmother. Tammy is survived by her spouse Kathy S. Adler, Daughter: Brandy L. Morrison, Granddaughter Skylar M. Duquette, mother: Nancy Morrison, brothers,...
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Carolyn A. Cizauskas

July 31, 1946 - November 9, 2013

Carolyn A. (Miller) CizauskasCarolyn A. Cizauskas, 67, of Walbridge died November 9, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Carolyn was a homemaker and a member of The Walbridge Post #9963 of the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the American Legion Post 82 Lanark Village, Florida Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting afgans, reading mystery novels, and gardening.She is survived by...
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Iona M. Baker

May 17, 1916 - November 8, 2013

IONA M. BAKERIona Mae Baker, age 97 of Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville, Ohio, formerly of Walbridge, Ohio died on Friday, November 8, 2013. She was born in Latcha, Ohio on May 17, 1916 to Emery and Meta (Boysen) Herman. She was the youngest of four children. Sisters Mildred and Hazel and brother Sanford preceded her in death. On April 27, 1935, Iona married the love of her life, Kempton...
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Gregory M. Baldwin

August 21, 1952 - November 1, 2013

GREGORY M. BALDWINGregory M. Baldwin, 61, of Toledo, died November 1, 2013 at Toledo Hospital from complications involving a motorcycle accident. He was born in Bellevue, Ohio on August 21, 1952 to Donald (Bonnie MacManus) Baldwin. He retired as a longshoreman for the CSX Railroad. Greg served his country in the Air National Guard. He is survived by his children: Christopher (Jennifer)...
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Ruby E. Faoiz

November 1, 1924 - October 26, 2013

RUBY E. FAOIZRuby E. Faoiz, 88, of Walbridge, died October 26, 2013 at the Genoa Retirement Center. She was born in Columbus on November 1, 1924 to Dwight (Nellie) Phillis) Slater.Ruby was preceded in death by her husband George, Surviving are her children Michael A. Miller, Michael (Carole) Faoiz, Donna (William) Gaurin, Two Grandchildren and Four Great-Grandchildren.Friends will be received on...
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Joseph H. Stewart

August 28, 1956 - October 26, 2013

Joseph H. Stewart, 57 of Toledo and formerly of Walbridge, died on October 24, 2013, at St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center. Joe was a railroader, retiring from Norfolk and Southern after 30 Years. Joe leaves behind a lifelong family of friends. Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 at in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 (419-666-3121) Graveside...
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James A. Pettrey

June 28, 1941 - October 21, 2013

JAMES A. PETTREYJames A. Pettrey, age 72, of Genoa, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Hospice Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. He was born in Walbridge on June 28, 1941 to Giles and Giola Pettrey. He was employed for Autumn Industries as a truck driver or as he liked to call it "an over the road sightseer." On October 9, 1982, he married Sharon Weatherholtz. Jim and Sharon...
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Elizabeth M. McCarthy

June 19, 1927 - October 8, 2013

ELIZABETH MARGET (BELLA) McCARTHYElizabeth Marget McCarthy age 86, of Toledo, passed away October 8, 2013, in Lake Park Comfort Care. She was born in Northwood, on June 19, 1927, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Oroszler) Bella. Elizabeth was a local model in the 1950's before becoming employed with L.O.F. as a Supervisor where she retired in 1980. Elizabeth was a loving 2nd mother to her nieces and...
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John Bahnsen

March 17, 1938 - October 2, 2013

John N. Bahnsen ObituaryJohn N. Bahnsen, 75, of Point Place, OH, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Born and raised in Walbridge, heattended Lake High School before hiring on with CSX railroad, where he worked for 44 years. He was also a longtime member of Riverview Yacht Club. Known for his sardonic humor and raw wit, he was often compared to...
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Barbara J. Bechtel

April 13, 1963 - September 28, 2013

Barbara J. Bechtel, age 50, of Millbury passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 in her residence. She was born on April 13, 1963 in Toledo to Charles and Wanda (King) Phillips. She is survived by her loving husband, Brian; daughter, Lacey; siblings, Rick (Lanita) Phillips, Chuck Phillips, and Naomi (Mike) Sparks. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Per Barbara's request their will...
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Glenn R. Hecox

November 12, 1935 - September 10, 2013

GLENN R. HECOXGlenn Raymond Hecox, age 77, a proud resident of Walbridge for 52 years, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. He was on born November 12, 1935, in Toledo, to Frank and Mildred (Ehlert) Hecox Sr. On April 4, 1959, he married the former Doris Screptock. Glenn delivered the Times and the Toledo Blade Newspaper and worked for Chase Bag Co....
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Jeanne Leatherman

June 24, 1921 - September 4, 2013

JEANNE LEATHERMANJeanne Leatherman of Millbury, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Riverview Nursing Home in Oak Harbor. She was born June 24, 1921 to Carl and Margaret (Edinger) Stoll.Jeanne attended Waite High School and a graduate of Stautzenberger Business College. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for US Draft Board, Brown Motor Sales, and The Sun Oil Company retiring from Sun in...
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Geneva Sparks

August 14, 1927 - August 18, 2013

GENEVA SPARKSGeneva Sparks, age 86, formerly of Walbridge, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Manor of Perrysburg. She was born on August 14, 1927, in Cannonburg, KY. to Hager and Mary Jane (Blevins) Hensley. Geneva worked as a waitress for many area restaurants, including the Skillet, The Beanery, Cannery Food in Curtice, and The Caboose. Geneva loved being silly, but most of all she loved...
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Gregory S. Grey

June 12, 1961 - August 12, 2013

GREGORY S. GREYGregory S. Grey, 52, of Millbury, died August 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Toledo to James and Mary Ann Grey on June 12, 1961. Greg served his country in the Navy and was most recently employed as an electrician with Chrysler Jeep.Surviving are his Wife: Jackie, Daughter: Alexa Rae Grey, Step-Children: Gretchen (Bill) Kindberg, Brinn Krantz, Cassi Krantz, Five...
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Leonard V. Klaege

November 15, 1936 - July 18, 2013

LEONARD V. "BONO" KLAEGELeonard V. "Bono" Klaege, 76, of Walbridge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Leonard was born on November 15, 1936, in Jerusalem Township, Curtice, Ohio. He was the oldest of six children born to Otto C. and Ida P. (Lindsay) Klaege. He attended Clay High School and Bono Tech. After 43 years...
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Sandra M. Opfer

January 1, 1947 - July 16, 2013

SANDRA M HAAS-OPFEROn the morning of July 16th, God decided to take one of the best home. Sandra M. Haas-Opfer was born January 1, 1947. She was a sister, wife, mother, and grandmother to her most precious family. She was the daughter of Marie and Thomas Haas, and sister to Thomas Haas. Sandra's father died when she was just 2 and the family moved to Toledo, where she lived for the next 64 years...
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Dorothy G. Mcewen

September 23, 1925 - July 14, 2013

DOROTHY G. McEWENDorothy G. McEwen, age 87, of North Ft. Myers, FL., and formerly of Lake Twp, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Hope Hospice. She was born in Toledo on September 23, 1925, to Ely Knight and Elinor Whipple. She was employed as a Secretary for Toledo Trust before retiring. Dorothy married Thomas E. McEwen on January 19, 1946 and they were married for 50 years, before he passed....
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Joshua David Heilman

September 2, 1982 - July 12, 2013

Joshua Heilman 30, of Oregon, Ohio died unexpectedly Friday, July 12, 2013 at home. He was born in Oregon, Ohio on September 2, 1982 to Aeleen and Matthew Heilman. Josh graduated with a Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University. He was working for Living Designs as a Warehouse Coordinator. Josh was an active and faithful member of Adat Adonai World Outreach Center. In his free time...
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Amalie H. Bartlebaugh

April 22, 1930 - July 11, 2013

AMALIE HILDE BARTLEBAUGHAmalie H. Bartlebaugh, age 83, of Walbridge, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in St. Charles-Mercy Hospital. She was born on April 22, 1930 in Kempten, Germany to Magnus and Amalie (Huber) Heberle. She married Leroy Bartlebaugh on May 22, 1950 in Augsburg, Germany. Amalie loved her family and was very proud of her German heritage. She enjoyed being outside and in the...
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John W. Guyton, Sr.

October 19, 1943 - July 6, 2013

JOHN W. GUYTON SR.John W. Guyton Sr. , 69 of Walbridge died July 6, 2013 at St. Charles Hospital. He was born on October 19, 1943 in Toledo to Howard (Evelyn Johnson) Guyton. He retired as a crane operator from Weldon Stump Company. He served his country in the Army. John married Esperanza Moreno on May 17, 1983 in Toledo.John was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Evelyn Guyton, ...
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