Our Obituaries

Ira Bisher

July 24, 1916 - August 1, 2015

Ira "John" Bisher , 99 of Napoleon , passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at The Orchards of Northcrest. Born on July 24, 1916 to Harry and Laura ( Barlow) Bisher in Washingtown Twp, Henry County. United in marriage on August 30, 1941 to Elizabeth Artz who preceded him in death on January 25, 1997. Survived by son Jon A. (Kathryn) Bisher of Napoleon and sister Velma Jean(John) Hersland of...
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Para E. Webb

October 2, 1922 - July 26, 2015

.Para E. Webb, 92, went to meet her heavenly Father on Sunday, July 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on October 2, 1922 to Andrew and Hannah (Mason) Webb in Chenoa, Kentucky. Para was a very loving and giving person, devoted to her family. She loved the Lord and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Para is survived by her daughters, Carol Donley,...
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Gary Agler

November 24, 1936 - July 13, 2015

Gary "Dewey" Agler, 78, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Orchards of Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon. He was born on November 24, 1936 to H. Dewey Agler and V. Elzina (Hatcher) Agler. Dewey was a Heavy Equipment Operator, member of Local 18 Operating Engineers, Past Master of Masonic Lodge #289 in Grand Rapids, Ohio, 32nd Degree member of Scottish Rite Masons of America, Maumee...
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Melvin Dale Terwilliger

April 5, 1943 - July 10, 2015

Melvin Dale Terwilliger passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at his home in Delta,Ohio. He was the 5th child born to the late Arthur E. Terwilliger and Etta H. Tweeddale, on April 5, 1943 in Whitehouse, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran being stationed in Germany. After leaving the military, he became a long haul truck driver, which he retired from in 2005. In 1965 he married KarenV. Everett....
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Wayne Roger White

December 6, 1944 - June 21, 2015

Wayne Roger White, 70 of Napoleon Ohio died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Defiance Hospice.He was born December 6, 1944 in Dante, Virginia to Albert and Albie (Williams) White. Wayne had four brothers: Louis, Fred, Grover and Larry White and two sisters: Mabel White and Brenda (White) Noaker of Liberty Center.He is survived by his wife Bernadette (Ropinski) White, three daughters: Tim and Judy (Kretz...
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Alma M. Hicksted

October 15, 1919 - June 15, 2015

.Alma M. Hicksted, 95, of Napoleon, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born on October 15 ,1919 to Albert and Ida (Spoering) Elling in Monroe Township, Henry County, OH. Alma was the second eldest of 9 children, and worked hard to help care for her siblings. She married Allyn Hicksted on December 28, 1941 and he preceded her in death in December...
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Nancy Palmer Forney

June 2, 1916 - June 1, 2015

Nancy P. Forney, formerly known as Nancy P. George, 98, passed away on June 1, 2015 (one day short of her 99th birthday) at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon. She had resided there for many years, first in the Bavarian Village, then the Alpine Village, and finally in the Lutheran Home. She was born in Napoleon on June 2, 1916 to the late Okee and Etta Palmer. Nancy was a graduate of Napoleon High...
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Esther M. Bearley

August 13, 1920 - May 31, 2015

Esther M. Bearley, 94, of Napoleon, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Henry County Hospital. She was born on August 13, 1920 to John H. and Mary M. (Behnfeldt) Homan in Wauseon. Esther was married to the late Donald Bearley who passed away on July 8, 2000.Esther worked at Wauseon Wire Factory as a press operator for many years. She also worked at Shumacher's Department Store in Napoleon....
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Jerry Miller

January 22, 1935 - May 14, 2015


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Audrey M. Vajen

November 18, 1935 - May 11, 2015

Audrey M. Vajen, 79, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on November 18, 1935 to Ervin and Loraine (Hartmann) Haas. Audrey worked as a librarian for the Napoleon Public Library in the children's department for more than 40 years, enjoying her work with children and watching each generation grow. Audrey enjoyed walking and...
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Naomi M. Huddle

August 21, 1929 - May 6, 2015

Naomi May Huddle, 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. She was formerly a resident of Riverview Apartments, where she had many friends. Naomi was born on August 21, 1929 to Ariel and Clara (Mead) Gunn. She was married to William Huddle, who preceded her in death in 1993. Naomi worked for more than thirty years at the Henry County Home. She enjoyed...
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Andrew Preston Patrick

March 26, 2002 - April 29, 2015

Andrew Preston Patrick, age 13, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his home, after a lifelong illness. He was born on March 26, 2002 to Douglas and Jennifer (Mohr) Patrick. Andy was a happy child, who loved attention from his brothers and cousins. He loved the feel of water from his spa baths, swinging, the loud noises and vibrations of lawnmowers and motorcycles, and the sensations...
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Lois Jean Scofield

September 21, 1926 - April 26, 2015

Lois Jean Scofield (Jean) of Holgate passed away on April 26, 2015 at the Henry County Hospital. Born on September 21, 1926 in Florida Ohio to Walter and Jessie (Stout) Andrew. United in marriage on June 14, 1947 to the late Norman Scofield. Jean is survived by her daughter Vicki Foor and son Robb (Gina Karcher) Scofield, Grandsons Benjamin Scofield, Jason (Zoe) Foor and Great-Grandchildren...
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M. Jeanne Bokerman

October 11, 1921 - April 24, 2015

M. Jeanne Bokerman, 93, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Glenn Park Assisted Living in Defiance. She was born on October 11, 1921 to Albert and Alta (Boucher) Adsmond. Jeanne was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a B.S. in education. She was also a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Jeanne taught for Henry County Schools. She married William E. Bokerman Sr. on December...
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Paul H. Panning

February 2, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Paul H. Panning, 88, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. He was born on February 2, 1927 to Arthur and Emilia (Hoops) Panning. He was a longtime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Napoleon. Paul was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a life member and Post Commander of the Napoleon VFW, AmVets, and American Legion. Known...
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Myrtle Viola Hale

August 23, 1943 - April 17, 2015

Myrtle Viola Hale, 71 of Napoleon passed away, Friday April 17, 2015 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Born on August 23, 1943, in Wise County Virginia to Claude and Rissie (Vance) Brummitt. United in Marriage to Paul Eugene Hale Sr. on November 5, 1960. Loving mother of Paul E. Hale Jr., Rissie Sue (John) Hale Ballin and Matthew (Sonya) Hale. Grandmother of Brittiny, Jacob, Tory, Gage,...
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Dorothy Saxton

April 13, 2015 - April 16, 2015

Dorothy Helen Saxton, 90 years old, formerly of Napoleon passed away on April 16 at Briarhill Health Campus in North Baltimore Ohio. Born on April 13, 1925 to Harry and Helen (Luke) Cope in Hamilton Ontario Canada. United in marriage to the late John J. Saxton.Survived by her children John (Beverly)Saxton, Nancy (Randy) Jirikovic and James (Teresa) Saxton, 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great...
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Banner Meade

October 16, 1945 - April 8, 2015

Banner " Benny" Meade 69, of Napoleon passed away suddenly April 8, 2015 at Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. Born on October 16, 1945 to Emory Clayton and Irene "Stallard" Meade, in Coeburn Va. Married Diana Golliver on June 27, 1965 in Grover Hill Ohio.Survived by his wife Diana, loving father of Michael Wayne Meade, Brian Keith Meade, Brenda Meade Adams and Mark Allen Meade, 3...
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Kenneth Maynard

May 31, 1933 - April 7, 2015

Kenneth Maynard, 81, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. He was born on May 31, 1933 to Harvey and Bessie Maynard of Logan County, West Virginia. Ken married his beloved wife, Darlene Bartley, in 1952. He went on to work in the maintenance department at Campbell's Soup, serving 37 years until his retirement in 1995. Ken loved cars; buying, fixing, and...
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Michael Otermat

June 14, 1938 - April 5, 2015

Michael Tracy Otermat age 76, passed away at Henry County Hospital on April 5, 2015. He was born in Fremont, Ohio on June 14, 1938 to the late Ezra Michael and Ruth Tracy Otermat.He graduated from Fremont Ross High School, attended Hillsdale College and Texas A & M. Honorably served in the Marine Corps -Semper Fi- a member of the Bert G. Taylor Post 300 of the American Legion, Ducks Unlimited...
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John Francis Green

September 2, 1929 - April 1, 2015

John Francis "Jack" Green was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Leo A. Green and Pearl (Williams) Green on September 2, 1929. He passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Orchards of Northcrest in Napoleon. Jack graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen in 1947. He went on to graduate from the University of South Dakota and then the University of Indiana. In 1959, he married Hilda P....
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Annabelle L. Daso

December 31, 1914 - March 22, 2015

Annabelle L. Daso, age 100, of Napoleon, Ohio died March 22, 2015. Born December 31, 1914 in Harrison Township, Henry County, Ohio to Ralph and Helen (Agler) Brown. On September 18, 1937 she married Morris Daso and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2002. She was a former employee to the Lipincott Company. She attended Bowling Green University. She was preceded in death by one daughter Barbara...
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Mildred Elaine Augenstein

August 2, 1926 - March 18, 2015

Mildred "Elaine" Augenstein, 88, of Napoleon, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Vancrest Nursing Home in Holgate. She was born on August 2, 1926 to Samuel Melvin and Sylvia (Aufholz) Augenstein. Elaine worked as an operator and dispatcher for Sprint for more than 40 years. She had an abiding love of horses and dogs. She also enjoyed watching football. Elaine was well loved, and...
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Charles Lee Gardner

August 13, 1937 - March 10, 2015

Charles Lee Gardner, 77 of Napoleon, died on March 10, 2015 at his home. Charles was born on August 13, 1937 to Ore and Florence Gardner in Chillicothe, Ohio. Charles was survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ann Gardner, his children: Pam (Art) Hubble, Dan (Tina) Gardner, Kim Davidson, Allen (Teresa) Gardner, Angie (Matt) Rice, Mike (Marsha) Nelson and Ron (Gwen) Nelson. His twenty-one...
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William Harvey Frakes

March 15, 1936 - March 8, 2015

.William H. Frakes, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at The Orchards at Northcrest, in Napoleon, Ohio. He was born on March 15, 1936 to Clyde and Marie (Plotts) Frakes. A graduate of Liberty Center High School where he was active in F.F.A., William grew up on an area farm where he raised lambs. Always a hard worker, he worked at McGraw/Guardian Industries in Albion, Michigan and later...
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Edna Pierce Kurtz

July 24, 1911 - February 26, 2015

Edna P. Kurtz , 103 years old, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 26, 2015 at Country View Haven in Napoleon. Born on July 24, 1911 to William and Edith Pierce. Edna married Arnold Kurtz in 1954, and he preceded her in death. She is survived by son, Dennis (Sandy) Kurtz; grandson, Andrew (Courtney) Kurtz; and special niece, Edna (Tina) Schulze. In addition to her husband, Edna was...
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Wilfred Hesterman

May 8, 1927 - January 26, 2015

Wilfred "Willie" Hesterman 87, of Napoleon passed away on Monday January 26, 2015 at The Alpine Village of Napoleon. He was born on May 8, 1927 to William and Magdalena (Gerken) Hesterman. He married Marilyn Dorner on August 15, 1953.Willie served his country in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. Afterwards, Willie attended BGSU. He worked in sales for Rohn Agricultural Products and Fort...
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Catherine Elizabeth Lautar

March 7, 1993 - January 25, 2015

Catherine "Cat" Elizabeth Lautar, 21, of Liberty Center, Ohio passed away on January 25, 2015 as a result of injuries from an auto accident. Catherine was born on March 7, 1993 in Napoleon, Ohio to parents, Lisa (Stuckey) and Brian Lautar. She graduated with honors from Liberty Center High School and was in her senior year at Bowling Green State University, pursuing her goal of becoming a high...
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Helen Virginia Mansfield

April 6, 1943 - December 25, 2014

.Helen Virginia Mansfield, 71, of Napoleon, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. She was born on April 6, 1943 to Clyde and Ione (Ritter) Hudson. She worked at Campbells Soup Company for 18 years, and also enjoyed being a homemaker. Helen was an outgoing person who was devoted to her family, and to caring for others. She loved to garden and enjoyed...
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Theresa DRISKEL

December 31, 1942 - December 15, 2014

Theresa "Terry" A. Driskel, 71, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. Terry was born on December 31, 1942 to Joseph and Edna (Seitz) Ortolano in Buffalo, NY. She married Andrew Driskel on June 8, 1963. She was a loving wife and mother. Terry worked at the Napoleon Public Library, retiring after 20 years of service in 2009. She was a member...
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Dora Belle Franz

October 27, 1920 - December 7, 2014

Dora Belle (Vonier) Franz, of Napoleon, Ohio died on December 7, 2014 at the age of 94 years. She was born to Lloyd and LaVerne (Saul) Vonier on October 27, 1920 near Delta, Ohio. Dora was married to Merle C. Franz on October 27, 1939, he preceded her in death on April 3, 1996. Dora was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Napoleon, Ohio. She was a former member of Rebekah Lodge #54...
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Nathan Kyle McCain

October 17, 1990 - November 29, 2014

Nathan "Nasty" Kyle McCain 24, of Napoleon, passed away unexpectedly Saturday November 29, 2014 at his residence. Nathan was born on October 17, 1990, and raised in Napoleon. Nathan graduated from Napoleon High School in 2009 and was known for his wrestling achievements. He also participated in MMA. Nathan dedicated his whole life to making others laugh and was loved by so many people. He was...
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Ilva Strohl

July 13, 1915 - October 29, 2014

Ilva A. (Plummer) Strohl, 99, of Angola, Indiana, formerly of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on October 29, 2014. Ilva was born on July 13, 1915 in Napoleon to Raymond and Ora May Plummer. She was united in marriage on August 1, 1936 to William A. Strohl in Angola, Indiana.Ilva was the loving mother of William (Marcia) Strohl Jr., and Sandra (Tom) Doty; beloved grandmother to 3 grandchildren, 3...
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Ilde Maria Towne

May 20, 1926 - September 2, 2014

.Ilde Towne, 88, passed away on September 2, 2014 at the Lutheran Home on South Perry St Napoleon. Ilde was born on May 20, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Sante Zecchini in Rome, Italy. After coming to America in 1946 she worked at the National Bank of Montpelier for 25 years.Ilde loved babysitting her great-grandchildren and being a homemaker. Ilde enjoyed cooking Italian meals and sharing stories about...
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Henry Frederick Pohlman

July 14, 1925 - August 30, 2014

Henry F. "Fritz" Pohlman, 89, of Napoleon, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio on July 14, 1925 to Henry G. and Helen (Eldridge) Pohlman. He married Marilyn Reimund on February 29, 1960, and she preceded him in death on March 25, 2000. Fritz was farm manager of the Pohlman land holdings and retired as a third generation...
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Karen Sue Brubaker

March 26, 1948 - August 24, 2014

Karen Sue Brubaker, 66, passed away on August 24, 2014 in her own home in Defiance. Karen was born on March 26, 1948 to John and Evelyn (Fruth) Brubaker. She graduated from Napoleon High School and later earned a master's degree at Bowling Green University. Karen taught fourth grade at Holgate Elementary School for 33 years and then retired.Karen enjoyed music and would play the organ at Florida...
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William Stout

June 17, 1949 - August 24, 2014

William (Bill) W. Stout Jr. of Malinta, Ohio peacefully transitioned from this earthly life into the loving arms of God at his home August 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends.He was born in Hazard, Ky on June 17, 1949, to the late William W. Stout Sr. and Ruby Jewell Jones Stout. Bill worked at Campbell Soup Co of Napoleon for 47 years as a boiler engineer and maintenance man in...
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Janyth Rae Sworden

November 14, 1935 - August 16, 2014

Janyth Rae Sworden, 78, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Anne Mercy Hospital in Toledo. Jan was born on November 14, 1935 to Norman and Madonna (Davis) Zellers. She graduated from Napoleon High School and worked in Housekeeping at the former Holiday Inn from 1972 until her retirement. Jan had a great sense of humor and was always outgoing and friendly to everyone she met. She...
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Garnet Virginia Eisaman

March 24, 1913 - July 31, 2014

Garnet Virginia Eisaman of Harrison Township, was born March 24, 1913 and departed this life on July 31, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon at the age of 101 years old. She was the daughter of Francis and Louise (Klein) Eisaman. She graduated from Malinta-Grelton High School in 1931. Garnet was a lifelong homemaker.Garnet and her late Brother, Austin, made a home for each other until his...
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Virginia Elaine Cowdrick

July 7, 1948 - July 10, 2014

Virginia Elaine Cowdrick "Ginny" 66, of Southgate Michigan, passed away on July 10, 2014 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Born on July 7, 1948 in Niles Michigan to Bernard and Margaret Louise Miller. United in marriage in 1966 to David Cowdrick. Loving mother of Matthew Cowdrick, Sarah (James) Llewellyn and Susan Cowdrick. Grandmother of Gabriel Llewellyn. Sister of Sandra (John) Crawford...
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Ruby M. Keith

August 15, 1924 - June 16, 2014

Ruby M. Keith, 89, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Golden Living-Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon, Ohio. She was born on August 15, 1924 to Carl and Edith (Mills) Patton, in Goodland, Kansas.Ruby was a 1966 graduate of the Bowling Green School of Practical Nursing. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Geriatric nurse at several nursing homes in the Northwest Ohio area,...
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Donald Albert Beard

September 21, 1916 - June 13, 2014

Donald Albert Beard passed away Friday June 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center Napoleon, Ohio. Born on September 21, 1916 in Defiance Ohio. United in marriage to the late Maude Sharpe on May 6, 1942. Survived by daughter Betty Chastain of Boston Georgia, son Ronald E. ( Kathy) Beard of Napoleon, 6 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Ernie and...
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Martin Markian Karabin

October 21, 1934 - June 4, 2014

Martin M. Karabin, 79 of Napoleon Ohio, passed away June 4, 2014 at Henry County Hospital. Born on October 21, 1934 in Poland to Michael and Anna Opalinski Karabin. United in marriage to Mary Juanita Manning on September 8, 1962 in Johnstown Pennsylvania.Beloved father of Nita Roxane( Bill ) Virgin of White Lake MI, Martin Karabin Jr. of Phoenix AZ and Eric Karabin of Columbus Ohio, ...
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Kenneth Ray Harmon

September 2, 1953 - May 28, 2014

.Kenneth Ray Harmon, 60, of Holgate, Ohio, went to be with the Lord May 28, 2014 at The University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born September 2, 1953 in Welch, West Virginia, the son of the late Lillian Arbutus Newberry (McCain) and Theodore Roosevelt Harmon. He graduated from Napoleon High School in Napoleon, Ohio in 1973. He was employed by Napco Plastics for 4 years...
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Michael Wayne Rosania

January 22, 1947 - May 18, 2014

Michael Rosania (67) of Napoleon passed away at his home Sunday May 18, 2014. Born on January20,1947 to loving parents John and Alma Rosania in Somerville N.J. On May 6,1967 he married the lateRosemarie (Vance) Rosania. |He survived by his two children: Michael (John Beck, partner) Rosania of Sylvania Ohio and Kari Rosaniaof Bryan Ohio. Two grandchildren: Jonathan and Michaela Beck and seven...
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Betty Arlene Kolbe

December 9, 1926 - May 1, 2014

Betty Arlene Kolbe, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Golden Living - Northcrest in Napoleon, where she had been a resident for several years. Betty was born on December 9, 1926 to Leonard and Josephine (Pollitz) Gebhardt. She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1945 and married Norman Kolbe on March 7, 1948.Betty was a lifetime member of the Napoleon VFW, and a former member of...
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Leona Roehrig

January 10, 1932 - April 13, 2014

Leona Roehrig, 82, of Napoleon, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, April 13, 2014 at Golden Living Northcrest. Leona was born January 10, 1932 in Napoleon, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Miller) Greenhagen. She married George L. Roehrig on June 5, 1955, and he preceded her in death February 4, 2006. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Florida, Ohio, and a former...
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Jerry D. Gallagher

November 10, 1933 - April 4, 2014

Jerry D. Gallagher, age 80, of Napoleon, Ohio died on the early morning of Friday, April 4, 2014 at Sophias Assisted Living in Mesquite, Texas after a lengthy illness.Born November 10, 1933 in McComb, Ohio to Cecil and Mildred Gallagher, Jerry was married to Joanne Bowles, who preceded him in death on January 5, 1975. He was also preceded in death by a second wife, Violet Massey.Jerry was a...
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Mack Joe Armstrong

June 28, 1944 - March 23, 2014

Mack Armstrong, age 69, passed away on March 23, 2014 at Defiance Hospice. He was born on June 28, 1944 in Defiance, Ohio to Charles and Geneva (Humes) Armstrong. Mack graduated from Defiance High School and received a Bachelors Degree in Theology from Frankfort Wesleyan College. He went on to achieve Master's Degrees from Olivet Nazarene College, Winebrenner Seminary, and the University of...
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Annette Perez Gomez

August 28, 1965 - March 18, 2014

Annette Perez Gomez, 48 of Napoleon passed away on Tuesday March 18 at the Toledo Hospital. Born On August 28 1965 to Guadalupe and Marcela Gomez in Napoleon Ohio. Annette is survived by her daughter Rachel (David) Richardson, brothers Felix Gomez and Tomas Gomez, grandchildren Margaret Ann and Lizbeth, Nephews: Brandon, Jacob and Gabriel Gomez, Nieces: Zoe and Jasmine Gomez and also...
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Donald Leroy Freeman

November 7, 1929 - March 17, 2014

Donald Leroy Freeman, age 84, passed away on March 17, 2014 at Henry County Hospital. He was born on November 7, 1929 to Lynn Owen Freeman and Frances A. (Burrell) Freeman in South Haven, Michigan. He began his teaching career in Vestaburg, Michigan in 1951, and then continued his teaching as an Industrial Arts teacher in Napoleon City Schools in 1955, retiring in 1983. Donald married his...
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Mary Malinda Schmidt

October 11, 1946 - March 16, 2014

Mary Malinda Schmidt, age 67, passed away at Wood County Hospital on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born on October 11, 1946 to George Schmidt Jr. and Nina (Dyer) Schmidt in Kenton, Ohio. Mary was a graduate of Kenton High School. She worked for many years as a telephone operator for United Telephone. She enjoyed crocheting and all types of needlework, including spinning her own wool. Always...
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Wanda Jane Dehnke

November 27, 1937 - February 25, 2014

Wanda Jane (Moore) Dehnke, age 76 passed away on February 25, 2014 at Goodyear Assisted Living Home in Goodyear, Arizona. She was born on November 27, 1937 to Ewart Tremain Moore and Gertrude Elizabeth (Hiveley) Moore. She married Henry Dehnke on September 3, 1977. Wanda retired from Campbell Soup Supply company where she worked as a secretary. She also worked part-time in real estate for 18...
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Robert D. Wulff

July 9, 1933 - February 4, 2014

Robert D. Wulff, age 80, passed away at his residence on February 4, 2014. He was born on July 9, 1933 to Harry and Florence (Gray) Wulff, graduated from Napoleon High School in 1951, and was an Army Veteran, joining the service in 1953. Robert worked at Campbell's for many years. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports. Bob...
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Thomas John Stelmachowicz

April 28, 1936 - January 31, 2014

.Thomas John Stelmachowicz age 77, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his longtime home, Country View Haven in Napoleon. He was born on April 28, 1936 to Frank and Grace (Hartman) Stelmachowicz, and graduated from Malinta-Grelton High School in 1954. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County and, with his parents, was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.Tom is survived by nieces,...
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Betty Elliott

November 14, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Betty (Cromley) Elliott, 92, of Napoleon Ohio, passed away on January 12, 2014 at Henry County Hospital. She was born in Hicksville, Ohio on November 14, 1921. Betty graduated from Hicksville High School in 1939. She was united in marriage to Robert Elliott on January 25, 1942.Betty ran Betty Elliott's Nursery School at the First Presbyterian church in Napoleon. She was a member of The First...
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Connie Lee Rice

September 13, 1940 - January 7, 2014

Connie Lee Rice, 73, of Napoleon, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on September 13, 1940 to Donald and Gayle (Johnson) Hoover and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1958. Connie worked at Napco, and retired from Tenneco after 35 years. She was a former member of the Moose Lodge L.O.O.M.. Connie had a deep love for animals,...
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Troy E. Richey

July 2, 1918 - January 7, 2014

Troy E. Richey, 95, of Napoleon Ohio passed away January 7, 2014 at Henry County Hospital. Born July2,1918 in Edgar County, lllinois to Everett O. and Villa (Kemper) Richey. United in marriage to Marie(Fred) on June 21,1941 and she preceded him in death on June 23,1988.Troy and Marie Richey, moved to Napoleon in 1955, due to her transfer from Campbell Soup Company.Troy attended Rose Poly College...
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Daniel Lee McGovern

January 11, 1960 - December 4, 2013


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Margaret Anne Austermiller

July 10, 1928 - December 1, 2013


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Margaret Austermiller

July 10, 1928 - December 1, 2013

Margaret Anne Austermiller, age 85, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away December 1, 2013 in Olney, Maryland. Born July 10, 1928 in Henry County, Ohio, the daughter of Glenn S. and Grace M. (Bell) Carter. Margaret was an elementary school teacher. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the church Women's Society, Napoleon Eastern Star, and a 50 year member of the Grange Gleaners. ...
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Roland Edward Glanz

June 12, 1922 - November 6, 2013

Roland (Ron) Edward Glanz, husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and great-uncle, carpenter, golfer, World War II Veteran and POW, died on Wednesday, November 6, at 11:50pm. He was at home with his family around him. We are not ready for him to be gone, but we are grateful for the time he was with us all.Roland was born on June 12, 1922, to the late Leo and Gertrude (Kuhlman) Glanz...
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Debra Ann Gallagher

November 29, 1955 - November 1, 2013

Debra (Durham) Gallagher, 57 of Napoleon passed away on November 1, 2013 at the Golden Living Center Northcrest, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born on November 29, 1955 to Mark and Leona Durham. United in marriage on May 2, 1986 to Tony Gallagher.Survived by her loving spouse Tony, son Robert (Heather) Gallagher and daughter Jacklyn Gallagher. Grandmother of Michael,...
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Daniel Eugene Maynard

August 31, 1956 - October 29, 2013


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Daniel Eugene Maynard

August 31, 1956 - October 29, 2013

Daniel Eugene Maynard, Sr. 57, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8:20 a.m. at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. He was born to Thomas and Joan (Dishong) Maynard on August 31, 1956 in Defiance, Ohio. Daniel was a loving husband for 36 years to Reda (Webb), wishing Reda Happy Anniversary each month of their marriage.Daniel enjoyed working on race cars at Oakshade and was...
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David Lee Kline

July 17, 1942 - October 23, 2013


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Karl Stetson

December 5, 1942 - October 22, 2013


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Dolores Elizabeth Gloor

July 4, 1929 - October 2, 2013


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Thornton Wallace Leonard

November 4, 1922 - September 28, 2013

Thornton W. Leonard, 90, passed away at Bowling Green Care Center on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Born on November 4, 1922 to James and Anna (Cutlip) Leonard, he was an Army veteran of World War II. Thornton worked as a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, and boating. He was a devoted grandfather and loved spending time with his family. Thornton will be greatly...
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Betty Harris

July 26, 1969 - August 31, 2013

Betty (Josie) Caldwell Harris, 44 of Archbold Ohio and formerly of Napoleon passed away August 31 2013 at Defiance Hospice. Betty was born April 22 1969 in Defiance Ohio the daughter of Andrew and Betty Sue (Gibson) Caldwell. She was a 1987 graduate of Napoleon High school and studied two years at Northwest State Community College. She was a former employee of Campbell's Soup Company of Napeoleon...
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Anthony Spurgeon

February 18, 1959 - August 26, 2013

Anthony "Tony" Spurgeon, 54, of Napoleon Ohio, went home to be with the Lord after a battle with cancer on Monday, August 26, 2013. Born on February 18, 1959 in Napoleon Ohio, to John "Sam" and Sue Spurgeon. After serving in the United States Army, Tony married Dorothey Donley on February 14, 1981. Tony was a mechanic for many Ford dealerships and worked road construction for P.S. I.. He...
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Leona Pauline Austermiller

August 1, 1920 - August 22, 2013

Leona Pauline Austermiller , 93 of Napoleon passed away on August 22, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Northcrest. Born on August 1, 1920 in Maryland to Frank and Emma Boden. United in marriage on January 23, 1943 to the late Donald Austermiller. They were married for 38 years before his death on November 20, 1981.Survived by her daughters; Beverly Eickhoff of Napoleon and Sharon (Steve)...
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Louis Roger Bohn

May 2, 1929 - August 9, 2013

Louis R. Bohn, 84, of Florida, Ohio, died peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Golden Living Center of Napoleon. He was born in Defiance, Ohio to the late Louis and Alice (Shumaker) Bohn. United in marriage on August 31, 1952 to Marcia A. Heft at the Florida United Methodist Church.Louis was a carpenter with the Carpenter Local 1581. He retired from Rudolph-Libbe in 1989. He built many...
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Thomas Boyd

March 6, 1925 - August 8, 2013

Thomas Boyd 88 years old of Napoleon passed away on August 8, 2013 at Fulton Manor. Born on March 6, 1925 to Harry and Ruth (Link) Boyd in Napoleon. United in marriage to the late Ruth (Kurtz) Boyd, they were married for more than 50 years. Survived by, son Jack (Sheryl) Boyd, grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah Boyd and sister Donelda Davis of Lima Ohio.Thomas served our country in WWII with the...
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Bernadine Irene Funchion

December 1, 1912 - August 7, 2013

Bernadine Irene Funchion , 100 years old of Napoleon passed away peacefully August 7, 2013 at Country View Haven. Born on December 1, 2012 to Edward and Della (Yaichner) Detmer in Harrison Twp Ohio. Bernadine was united in marriage on February 3, 1932 to Clarence F. Funchion at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Napoleon.She loved cooking for her family, and enjoyed her grandchildren, great...
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Arthur Helberg

September 27, 1925 - July 25, 2013

Arthur Helberg, 87, of Napoleon passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013 at the Lutheran Home. Arthur was born in Napoleon on September 27, 1925 to the late Arthur Helberg Sr. and Julia (Badenhop) Helberg. United in Marriage to the late Ann (Chamberlain) Helberg on December 6, 1946 until the time of her passing on September 19, 2002.Arthur enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 19, 1944 and...
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Patricia Ann Knepley

June 20, 1933 - July 15, 2013


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Patricia Knepley

June 20, 1933 - July 15, 2013

Patricia (Buckmaster) Knepley RN of Napoleon, passed away on July 15, 2013. She was born June 20, 1933 to Claude and Irene (Durham) Buckmaster . Loving wife of Larry Knepley , they were united in marriage on November 6, 1954.Patricia is survived by daughters; Mary Lou (Bill) Keedy, Teresa (Doug ) Barchick, sons Larry (Cindy), David, Michael and Joseph (Amy) Knepley. Grandmother to 11...
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Thomas Joe Cramer

July 15, 1950 - July 4, 2013

Thomas Joe "Jake" Cramer, 62, passed away at the Fulton County Hospital late July 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife Mary Cramer, four children Neil Miller, Joseph Cramer, Max Miller, and Faye Escalera and eight grandchildren. Also surviving him are his siblings Donald, Kenneth, Robert "Bob", Tony, Linda (Taylor), Steve, and Roger.He was preceded in death by siblings Jimmy Cramer and...
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Robert William Morris

December 19, 1938 - July 2, 2013


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Mary Louise Klear

September 24, 1945 - June 28, 2013

Mary Louise Klear, 67 of Napoleon passed away on June 28, 2013. Born on September 24, 1945 in Napoleon Ohio to the late George "Bud" and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Rogers. Mary is survived by her children; Elizabeth (Steve) Nowak , John ( Michelle) Klear, Jennifer (Patrick) Dix and grandson Sean Dix. Mary is also survived by her longtime companion Charlie Parsons. Preceded in death by her parents...
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Robert R. Babcock

March 25, 1927 - June 27, 2013

Robert R. Babcock 86 of Napoleon passed away on June 27, 2013. He was born to the late John R. and Laura Babcock on March 25, 1927 in Henry County Ohio. Loving husband for 50 years of the late Mary Lou Meiser, they were united in marriage on June 28, 1951. Robert is survived by his children; Robert (Caroline) Babcock Jr., Walter (Kathy) Babcock, Janet (David) Kinder, Sandra (David) Parks,...
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Loretta Plotts

February 6, 1908 - June 15, 2013

Loretta Plotts, 105 years old of Napoleon passed away on Saturday June 15, 2013 at the Golden Living Center-Northcrest. She was born on February 6, 1908 to the late Frank and Victoria (Lehman) Schueler. On November 26, 1927 she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Plotts, who preceded her in death on September 15, 1966. Loretta was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Church in Napoleon Ohio. ...
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Donna Leonhardt

April 3, 1932 - June 13, 2013

Donna Rogliatti Leonhardt, 81 of Napoleon passed away June 13, 2013 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Loving wife of the late Lynne Leonhardt and the late Marion Rogliatti.Survived by her sons Charles "Kelly" Rogliatti of Defiance, Ohio and Thomas "Rebecca" Rogliatti of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Donna worked at General Motors in Defiance for 32 years before retiring. She was a member of UAW...
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JoAnn Foster

December 12, 1927 - May 22, 2013

JoAnn Foster, 85 of Napoleon Ohio passed away on May 22, 2013 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. Wife for 59 years of the late William " Bill" Foster. Loving mother of Sue (Robert) Alexander of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Jeff (Joni) Foster of Archbold Ohio, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents William and Ella Deblin, Siblings Bill,...
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Olga Buckenmeyer

July 6, 1918 - May 20, 2013

Olga "Tiny" Buckenmeyer, 94, of Napoleon passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Lutheran Village of Wolf Creek in Maumee. She was the wife of the late Charles Buckenmeyer. She is survived by her children James (Patricia) Buckenmeyer of Whitehouse, Cindy Freytag of Cincinnati, Sandy (Joseph) Bowditch of Sebring, Florida, and Tony Buckenmeyer of Whitehouse. She is also survived by six...
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Hazel V. Eickhoff

July 9, 1921 - May 13, 2013

Hazel V. Eickhoff, age 91 of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Monday morning at Napoleon Lutheran Home.She was born July 9, 1921, in Henry County, the daughter of Oscar and Lizzie (Kuhlman) Harmon. On October 24, 1948, she married Alvin (Ike) Eickhoff and he preceded her in death March 29, 1993.She was owner of Thiel Printing for 31 years. A member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Napoleon, where she...
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Chalmer Jay Bauman

September 22, 1930 - April 4, 2013

Chalmer J. Bauman, 82 of Claypool, AZ passed away April 4, 2013. He was born September 22, 1930 in Harrison Township, Henry County, Ohio the son of the late Charles R. and Florence G. Bauman. Chalmer was a Korean War Veteran. He was a long time cattle buyer with the former Bauman Stockyards in Napoleon, Ohio. He was also a lifelong member of the Napoleon Elks Lodge #929 and the Masonic Lodge ...
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Wanda Juanita HOPKINS

November 9, 1931 - April 1, 2013

Wanda Juanita Hopkins, 81 years old of Napoleon, passed away April 1, 2013 in North Carolina. Beloved wife for over 50 years to the late Billy J. Hopkins. Dearest mother of Beverly Sheffield, Terry (Oscar) Ithier, Deborah (Jay) Mullholand, Richard Ted Hopkins (deceased) and Rhonda Strine. Grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of twelve. Visitation for Wanda will be on Monday April 8,...
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George Robert RUBY

July 4, 1923 - March 30, 2013

George Robert Ruby, 89 of Napoleon Ohio passed away Saturday March 30, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on July 4.1923 to Isaac Earl (Bertha Runyon) Ruby, both whom preceded him in death.George retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service and had also worked at the State Library of Ohio in Northwest Ohio across numerous counties. He was a life long...
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Herman Edward Campbell

September 6, 1918 - March 29, 2013


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Verena G. HALL

February 11, 1917 - March 14, 2013

Verena G. Hall, age 96, was born February 11, 1917 in Henry County, Ohio. She was the oldest daughter of Dale and Ola Ward. She grew up on a farm with a sister, Arlene Eickmeier, McClure, Ohio, and two brothers, Doyle (Betty) Napoleon, Ohio and Merritte (deceased).On February 23, 1934 she married Lyman R. Hall (deceased July 27, 1988). They had four children: Kenneth (Jackie) Cookville, TN,...
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John R. JOHNSON

June 15, 1947 - February 27, 2013

John R. Johnson, age 65, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.Born June 15, 1947 in Wels, Austria, the son of Alice Sedlitzki. On April 26, 1968 he married Connie Cabell, who survives of Napoleon.John was the owner and operator of the former J.R.'S Used Furniture and Appliance Co. of Napoleon. He was a member of the Jehovah's...
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Carter Jackson Remedios Brown

February 7, 2013 - February 7, 2013

Carter Jackson Remedios Brown was born on February 7, 2013, he passed away the same day on February 7, 2013. He is survived by his parents Wesley and Jackilyn Brown. A graveside service will be held on Friday February 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta Ohio.
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Lillian R. CLARK

December 24, 1923 - February 3, 2013

Lillian R. Clark, age 89, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio.Born December 24, 1923 in Napoleon, Ohio, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Ruth (Lensman) Bressler. On February 12, 1949 she married Wilbur "Web" B. Clark and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2001.Lillian was a devoted homemaker and mother. She was a member of St....
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Paula Jean SANEHOLTZ

July 30, 1928 - January 28, 2013

Paula Jean Bernice Saneholtz, age 84, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away January 28, 2013 at the Golden Living Center, Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon, Ohio.Born July 30, 1928 in Malinta, Ohio, the daughter of Raymond and Loretta (Schueler) Plotts. On August 20, 1949 she married Norris "Tony" H. Saneholtz and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2012.Although she held many jobs throughout her...
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Velma E. GRAY

September 29, 1931 - January 19, 2013

Velma E. "Honey" Gray, age 81, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Saturday evening at the Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Center.Born September 29, 1931 in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of John and Mildred (Motter) Walker. On June 25, 1951 she married Bruce "Dick" Gray, who survives of Napoleon.She was employed in several branches of the U.S. Government, Rossford Ordnance Depot, Selective Service...
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Roger Mick MCGINNIS

April 4, 1926 - January 14, 2013

Roger M. McGinnis, age 86, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Monday afternoon at the Henry County Hospital.Born April 4, 1926 in Hardin County, Ohio, the son of Thelma Bailey. On August 25, 1951 he married Patsy R. Wortman, who survives of Napoleon.Roger was a Ohio State Highway Patrolman, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Ohio Highway Patrol pistol team and in 1969 was the state's pistol...
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Jerry D. DETMER

April 13, 1937 - January 3, 2013

Jerry D. Detmer, age 75, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning at his home.Born April 13, 1937 in Harrison Township, Henry County, Ohio, the son of Theodore E. and Ione (Eisaman) Detmer. On September 6, 1955 he married Joyce Janeway, who survives of Napoleon.Jerry was a maintenance manager for the former Maumee Children's Home, Maumee, Ohio, for 20 years. He was presently working for...
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Naomi May BRUBAKER

December 19, 1922 - December 29, 2012


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