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2000 - Obits - E, F & G

Ebersole, W. Reed

Eibner, William P.

Elchert, Jutta Eva

Elchert `Steve` Stephen

Emerine, Mary Estelle

Erwin, Etta M.

Eschenbrenner,  Isabel M.

Etzinger-Reese Florence L.

Everhardt, Evelyn

Fagan, Matthew Sr.

Feasel, Steven James Jr.

Ferrall, Marcella M.

Fetterman, James P.

Fey, Robert E.

Findley, Richard B. "Dick"

Fisher, Cleo J.

Fitch, Elmer R.

Flechtner, William A.

Folk, Eldon R

Fosty, Florence A

Fox, Edward I.

Frakey, Marlene L.

Frankart, Bernice

Frankforther, Mabel M.


Fredritz, Anthony "Tony"

French, Pearl E. "Dingle"

Frias, Kathryn

FRISCH, WILFRED A.

Fruth, Lester W.

Fruth, Rhoda


Fuller, (Townes) Amanda Elizabeth

Gallant, Delbert

Gamertsfelder, David

Garcia, Efren

Garlick, Juanita


Garrett, Geraldine O.

Gault, (Thornsberry) Debra K

Gary, Helen Elizabeth

Geren, Robert L.

Getz, Bernece E.

Gill, Paul L.


Gilhuly, James W.

Gonyer, Elizabeth 

Gonzales, Isidro C.

Goodale, Jackie Lee

Gooding, (Hufford) Dorotha E.

Goodyear, Robert L.


Gosche, Hubert J.

Goshe, Norman M.

GRAHAM, NINA G.

Gray, Thomas Merton

Grimes, Ethel F.


Groman, Winifred R. (Gordon)

Gruber, Wilson E.


Gschwind, Nicholas

Gump, Tammy L

Gwiner, Ruth M.


 

Ruth M. Gwiner
Retired Kroger cashier

Ruth M. Gwiner, 77, of Columbus Avenue, Fostoria, died 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

She was born Feb. 29, 1922, in Covington, Ky., to Sherman and Catherine (Hemminger) Curry. She married Earl F. Gwiner July 4, 1944, in Fostoria. He died in October 1969.

Survivors include: three sons, Richard and Gary of Fostoria and Greg of Lansing, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Ginger) Traul of Edina, Minn.; two brothers, Joe Curry of Erie, Mich., and Ed Curry of Grand Rapids; and nine grandchildren.

Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

She was a 1940 graduate of Weston High School; retired in 1989 from Kroger, where she had been a cashier for more than 30 years; a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria Woman's Club, Fostoria Business and Professional Woman, Fostoria Chapter 94 Order of the Eastern Star; volunteer at Fostoria Community Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross Bloodmobile and the Soup Kitchen; and was an avid bowler.

The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will follow in the Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

 


Cleo J. Fisher
Fostoria homemaker

Cleo J. Fisher, 85, formerly of 461 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 1:48 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Findlay.

She was born March 23, 1914, in Waynesfield, Ind., to Arthur B. and Lulu B. (Downs) Earl.

Survivors include: two sons, Ned Moritz of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peter Fisher of North Baltimore; four daughters, Joyce Hunter of Gere, S.C., Betty Moritz of Findlay, Vicki Erman of Fostoria and Sherrie Tanner of Phoenix; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a son, Jack Moritz; four brothers, Dwight, Wallace, Homer and Ernest Earl; and two sisters, Violet Byers and Sylvia Bondie.

Mrs. Fisher, a homemaker, also had been employed at Libby Owens Glass in Toledo 1949-59.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating.

Visitation will be two hours before the service on Wednesday at the funeral home

 


Hubert J. Gosche
Farmer/Ameriwood retiree

Hubert J. Gosche, 74, of 6278 N. SR 635, Fostoria, died at 10:44 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born in New Riegel, Jan. 19, 1925, to Claude and Eleanor (Wetzel) Gosche. His wife, Bernadine A. (Steyer) Gosche, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946, in St. Boniface Church, New Riegel, died April 10, 1995.

Survivors include: four sons, Bernard N. of Tiffin, Kenneth G. of Loudonville, Paul L., also of Tiffin and Robert J. of Burgoon; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Norma) Brown, Mrs. Larry (Donna) Elchert and Mrs. Keith (Theresa) Sholl, all of Tiffin, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Peiffer of Fostoria and Mrs. Roger (Barbara) Wasserman of Burgoon; two brothers, Norbert Gosche of Tiffin and Cyril Gosche of rural New Riegel; a sister, Mrs. Bernard (Agnes) Thiel of Marion; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A brother, Carl Gosche; and three grandchildren, also are deceased.

Mr. Gosche, a farmer, also retired in 1987 as a machine operator, from Ameriwood, where he had been employed for 17 years.

A New Riegel High School graduate, he was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Liberty Township; Just Friends and the New Riegel Moose Lodge.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Peiffer as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Ebersole, W. Reed

ARCADIA -- Funeral services for W. Reed Ebersole, 79, of 201 S. Joslin St., Arcadia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia, the Rev. David A. Bliss officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, formerly Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Hancock County Veteran Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home and one hour before services Friday at the church.

Mr. Ebersole died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 18, 1920 in Arcadia to Virgil R. and Gladys (Leader) Ebersole. He married Wilma J. Desgrange on Feb. 16, 1946 and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, William D. of Arcadia; and Charles E. of Providence, R.I.; a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Linda L.) Fadley, Arcadia; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard W. and Keith; and a sister, Arydth Snyder.

Mr. Ebersole retired after 25 years of service with Seneca Wire in Fostoria. He was the former owner of Ebersole Auto Repair in Arcadia and was also a retired auto mechanic.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Getz, Bernece E.

FOREST -- Bernece E. Getz, 80, of 16895 County Road 86, Forest, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.

She was born Feb. 7, 1919 in Wyandot County to E. Dale and Vanetta B. (Cross) Hemmerly. She married Walter M. Getz on March 28, 1939 and he died May 14, 1985.

She is survived by three sons, Larry D., W. James and Jeff A., all of rural Forest; two daughters, Marilyn Fewell and Bonnie Breidenbach, both of rural Fostoria; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul N. Hemmerly, Forest; and four sisters, Mrs. William (Effie) Thiel, Mansfield; Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Cornely, Kenton; Mrs. John (Arlene) Crooks, London; and Mrs. A.C. (Joanne) Nelson, Stillwater, Okla.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Rush.

Mrs. Getz retired as a nursing assistant for Fairhaven Health Care Community, Upper Sandusky, after working there for 13 years.

She was a 1937 Forest High School graduate.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shields Funeral Home, Forest, the Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Center Cemetery, Forest.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hardin Home Health or Forest-Jackson EMS.

 


Grimes, Ethel F.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Ethel F. Grimes, 90, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, and formerly of Amsden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Herbert T. Hill officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Seneca County.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Grimes died at 5:43 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at the nursing home.

She was born Oct. 17, 1909 in Seneca County to Arthur and Edith (Zimmerman) Kissling. She married Nelson E. Grimes on Jan. 19, 1935 in Decatur, Ind. and he died April 12, 1985.

She is survived by a son, George of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Lenora) Aldrich, Amsden; and Mrs. Jerry (Ruth) Gooldin, Columbus; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roy Kissling, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilfred and Raymond Kissling.

Mrs. Grimes was a homemaker.

She was a member of Girton Church of God.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Frankforther, Mabel M.

Mabel M. Frankforther, 92 Wayne, died 9:48 p.m. Jan. 22 at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

She was born June 20, 1907 in Portage Twp., Wood County to Thomas and Maude (Bisbee) McEwen. She married Paul J. Frankforther Oct. 3, 1923 in Bowling Green and he died March 20, 1965.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Frankforther, Fostoria, and Tom Frankforther, Wayne; Two daughters, Virginia Brueggemeier, Wayne, and Jacqueline Schriener, Huron; Two sisters, Martha Waite and Donna Jewell, both of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a brother, Jim McEwen Wayne; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, nine step great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Miller; a brother, Wade McEwen and two sisters, Thelma Ells and Naomi Haines.

Mrs Frankforther was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren Church, Wayne , and the United Brethren Ladies Aide of the church. Wayne Research Club, Wayne Garden Club and Wayne Senior Citizens.

Services will be 1p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion United Brethren Church, Wayne the Rev. Lee Hiney officating.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church or Wayne Volunteer Fire Department.

 


.Fruth, Lester W.
Insurance agency co-owner

Lester W. Fruth, 78, of Van Buren Street, Fostoria, died at 7:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

He was born in Fostoria, Nov. 8, 1921, to Dr. Harold and Margaret (Ward) Fruth. His wife, Susan (Gardner) Fruth, whom he married Aug. 14, 1944, in the Harvard Chapel, Cambridge, Mass., survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Stephen Fruth of Fostoria; two daughters, Catharine Bourgeois of Worthington and Mrs. Donald (Susan) Burger of Parker, Colo.; a sister, Eileen Ward Fruth of Tiffin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fruth, a 1939 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1996 as co-owner and operator of Cameron, Fruth and Green Insurance Agency in Fostoria.

A 1943 graduate of Miami University with a bachelor's degree in business, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, where he served as deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher.

He also served as past master of Fostoria Lodge 288 Free and Accepted Masons, past high priest of Garfield Chapter 150 Royal Arch Masons, past illustrious master of Fostoria Council 90 Royal and Select Masons, past commander of Fostoria Commandery 62, and member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo 32 degree Mason, Zenobia Shrine of Toledo, past president of Fostoria Shrine Club, past treasurer of Fostoria Temple Co. and "Knights of the York Cross of Honor."

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he also was a member of the Fostoria Kiwanis Club, where he was past president, honorary life member and 50 year member, served as past division chairman of the Fostoria United Way and also was a member of the Fostoria Country Club, VFW and American Legion, all of Fostoria.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 in First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Edson Reed officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where Masonic memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or Shrine Children's Hospitals.

 


Gilhuly, James W.

FOSTORIA -- James W. Gilhuly, 80, of Burnham Drive, Fostoria, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 , 2000, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

He was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Youngstown to Joseph A. and Virginia (Clouser) Gilhuly. He married Edna J. Longacre on June 28, 1947, in Fostoria, and she died Dec. 22, 1999.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Charles (Noreen) Toy.

Mr. Gilhuly retired in 1973 as supervisor at the Fostoria Sewage Treatment Plant.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and the church choir, F&AM Lodge 288, Fostoria, Fostoria Council No. 90, Garfield Chapter 150, Fostoria Commandery 62, Fostoria Chapter No. 94, Order of Eastern Star, Fostoria High Twelve, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Fostoria Historical Society and Fostoria Glass Heritage Association.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military rites will be conducted by The Joint Service Groups of Fostoria. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, with Masonic memorial services at 4 p.m., at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Fosty, Florence A
Long-time Fostoria resident

Florence A. Fosty, 91, of 1335 N. Union St., Fostoria, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1908, in Alvada, to Fred and Lavina (Boes) Nye. Her husband, Willis E. Fosty, whom she married May 14, 1945, in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Alvada, survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are her mission son, Father Fabian of Uganda; a sister, Ida Arend of Findlay; and nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Charles, Urban and Casper Nye; and two sisters, Susan and Leona Nye.

A homemaker, Mrs. Fosty was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary Altar Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Parish Cemetery, Alvada.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.

 


Gooding, (Hufford) Dorotha E.
Former G.E. employee--Fostorian's Sister

Dorotha E. (Hufford) Gooding, 86, 57 Hopewell Ave., died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born in Seneca County, Oct. 5, 1913, to William M. and Anna E. (Sours) Biller. On Sept. 3, 1931, she first married Joseph S. Hufford, who preceded her in death June 3, 1963. She later married Manford H. Gooding, March 11, 1973. He died Sept. 30, 1995.

Surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Marilyn) Baughman of rural Nevada, Mrs. Donald (Betty Jo) Hannum of Bloomville, Mrs. Robert (Judith) Ward-Moran of Perrysburg, Mrs. Cloyce (Virginia) Gilliland of rural McCutchenville and Mrs. Fred (Vicki) Altvater of rural Bluffton; a son, Donald M. Hufford of Sycamore; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leola Justice of Tiffin; a brother, Richard W. Biller of Fostoria; and many nieces and nephews.

A son, Fredric Hufford; and a great-granddaughter, also are deceased.

Mrs. Gooding, a 1931 graduate of Sycamore High School, worked at the General Electric, J.C. Penneys and Sears, all of Tiffin.

A member of the Community Christian Center, Upper Sandusky, she enjoyed sewing and working outdoors.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Bill Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Cancer Society, Seneca County Heart Fund, Community Hospice Care, Tiffin or the church.

 


GRAHAM, NINA G.

Funeral services for Nina G. Graham, 96, of 3814 Township Road 260, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. James C. Ritchey II officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Graham died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born May 31, 1903 in Cass Township, to Albert M. and Luella (Cooper) Insley. She married Clarence W. Graham on June 4, 1925, and he died Oct. 27, 1990.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn R. and Carl D., both of rural Fostoria; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Howard "Bill" Insley, Findlay; and a sister, Bernice Pitkin, Royal Oak, Mich.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Insley; and an infant sister.

Mrs. Graham was a homemaker and a retired school teacher.

She was a 1921 graduate of Arcadia High School and a 1923 graduate of Bowling Green Normal School, now Bowling Green State University.

She was a member of Arcadia United Methodist Church, and a past member of its Golden Rule Sewing Circle. She was also a member of Arcadia Senior Citizens, the Laff-A-Lot Club, Arcadia, the Live Wire Sunday School Class and the Hancock County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to the church, the activity fund at Wyandot County home or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


WILFRED A. FRISCH

FREMONT -- Wilfred A. "Red" Frisch, 82, of 618 Lawndale Drive, Fremont, died at 6:16 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Fremont.

He was born Jan. 25, 1918 in New Riegel to Martin L. and Bridget J. (Reinhart) Frisch. He married Mary J. Coburn on June 3, 1939 in Tiffin, and she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Carl P. of Kansas, Ohio; Philip J. of Fostoria; two sisters, Marie H. Gaietto, Tiffin; Millie R. Fosnaugh, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer, Alvin, Vincent and Herman Frisch.

Mr. Frisch retired in 1983 from Whirlpool, Clyde, after 20 years of employment. He had previously worked as a polisher at Herbrandt, Fremont.

He attended St. Wendelin Schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fremont, and its Holy Name Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Renovation Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Emerine, Mary Estelle
Retired beauty shop owner

Mary Estelle Emerine, 82, of 111 S. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born in Putnam County Dec. 26, 1917, to Charles and Ella (Leady) Higley. She married Harold N. Emerine on Oct. 15, 1940, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a son, John H. Emerine of Alvada; three daughters, Mrs. James (Karen) Lutz of Chatfield, Mrs. Cliff (Rosemary) Gardner of Findlay, Mrs. Darryl (Veronica) Laughlin of Tiffin; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lawrence Higley of Leipsic.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Orville and William Higley; four sisters, Velma Roof, Ruby Taviano, Lucille Romer and Hallie Lang.

She was the retired owner and operator of Mary's Beauty Shop in Fostoria from 1946-1980 and a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday with the Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Wendelin Catholic Church and burial following in the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made in the form of Mass Intentions to the church or to the Community Hospice Care, Tiffin.


Frakey, Marlene L.
Fostoria homemaker

Marlene L. Fraley, 56, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000, at her home at 637 Lexington Ave., Fostoria. She was born in Bellevue April 15, 1943, to the late Albert O. Burrow and Evelyn M. (Frankart) Perse. They survive in Marblehead. On May 29, 1965, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia, she married Fred J. Fraley. He died April 24, 1995.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Deborah) Watkins of Rawson, Mrs. Jim (Jennifer) Sherman and Mrs. Michael (Rebecca) Hopple, both of Fostoria; a brother, William J. Perse of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Gene (Janet) Gottfried of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Charles (Diane) Brant of Fostoria; Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Gower of Tiffin and Anne Beasley of Marblehead; her companion, Bill Balmforth of Fostoria; and 10 grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Mark Andrew Fraley; two daughters, Kathy Anne Fraley and Linda J. Dillon; and her stepfather, Wilbur J. Perse.

Mrs. Fraley, a homemaker, had worked in Environmental Services the past three years at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

A 1961 graduate of Fostoria High School, she was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, where she had served on the Chancel; Ladies of the Moose 1567 and Eagles Auxiliary 430, all of Fostoria.

The Rev. Carl Kessler will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice Care.

 


Gump, Tammy L.

FOSTORIA--Tammy Lynn Gump, 36, of Fostoria, died of natural causes the morning of Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at Heartland of Browning Nursing Home, Waterville.

She was born Dec. 5, 1963 in Oregon to Adam G. and Sally L. (Swesey) Ware, and her mother survives in Fostoria. She married David E. Gump on Feb. 14, 1981 in Bradner, and he survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are a son, Christopher L. at home; a brother, Daniel "Danny" Ware, Fostoria; and a maternal grandmother, Marie Drake, Hernando, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Adam K. Ware.

Mrs. Gump was a homemaker.

She was a member of House of Prayer Church, Bradner, and the Northwest Ohio Bird Club, Toledo.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. Rolland Stinehart officiating. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Association.

 


Fox, Edward I.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Edward Ivan Fox, 55, of 10568 Millin Drive W., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Fox died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1944 in Fostoria to William E. and Cleo M. (Downing) Fox. He married Norma Jean Thompson on Dec. 12, 1970 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Tamara) Drake, Fostoria; Mrs. Walter (Lori) Surgnier Jr., in Germany; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Jim (Wynetta) Dauterman, Fostoria; Mrs. Fred (Bertha) Snell, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Paul (Betty) Hoffman and Mrs. Tom (Nancy) Hoffman, both of Fremont.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Jennings.

Mr. Fox was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator.

He was a 1965 Fostoria High School graduate and a former member of Fostoria Eagles Club.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Community Hospice Care of Seneca County

 


Fredritz, Anthony "Tony"
Fostoria native, Tiffin resident

Anthony "Tony" Fredritz, 43, died early Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2000, at his residence at 341 W. Market St., Tiffin.

He was born in Fostoria, March 7, 1957, to Paul T. and Florence T. (Miller) Fredritz, who survive in Vanlue.

Other survivors include: seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Donald (Janice) Stark of Wharton, Ronald and Gary, both of Carey, Linda Garrett of Fostoria, Carol Miller, Mrs. James (Sharon) Hunter, also both of Carey, Mrs. Gary (Rose) Weaver of Jasper, Mo. and Mark of McCutchenville.

Mr. Fredritz, a 1976 graduate of Vanlue High School, was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, with the Rev. Benjamin Knopp as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

 


 

Gary, Helen Elizabeth
Former Fostoria resident

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Helen Elizabeth Gary, 93, of Missoula, Mont., and formerly of West Tiffin Street, Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Carl Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mrs. Gary died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000 at Hunter's Glen Hospice Care, Missoula, Mont.

She was born Nov. 5, 1906 in Fostoria to Frank and Elizabeth (Schiefer) Serfoss. She married Henry H. Gary on Feb. 6, 1927, at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, and he died Sept. 28, 1991.

Survivors include three sons, Frank R. of Los Alamitos, Calif.; Dr. Henry H. Jr. of Missoula, Mont.; and Dr. Jeffrey D. of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Patricia) McGinnis, Bowling Green; 12 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Mergenthaler, Fostoria.

Mrs. Gary was a homemaker who had worked as a cost accountant at Union Carbide (now National Electric Carbon), Fostoria.

She was a 1924 Fostoria High School graduate. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and its Women's Society; Hope 60 Club; Silver Cross Circle of King's Daughters; and Fostoria Coin Club.

 
Memorials may be made to the church. 



Fetterman, James P.

FOSTORIA -- A funeral Mass for James P. Fetterman, 65, of 1204 42nd St., Fostoria, will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where an Eagles memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m., both on Wednesday. Also, a rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church

Mr. Fetterman died at 11:06 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 24, 1934 in Leechburg, Pa. to Clarence A. and Mae (Bagley) Fetterman. He married Germaine Beck in September of 1957 in Vandergrift, Pa., and she died in 1983.

Survivors include two sons, Robert J. of Fostoria; and Timothy R. of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl A. of West Leechburg, Pa.; and a sister, Anna Mae Ferguson, Sarver, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve; and a brother, Robert L.

Mr. Fetterman retired in 1988 after working 25 years in the maintenance department at Atlas Inc. (now TKA Atlas), Fostoria.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, American Legion Post 73, VFW Post 42; and Eagles Club 430, all of Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin High School Athletic Department, Fostoria.



Gonzales, Isidro C.
Fostoria Foundry retiree


Isidro C. Gonzales, 69, died at 9:46 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his home at 725 Sandusky St., Fostoria.

He was born March 12, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late Ysidro and Soledad (Coronado) Gonzales. In 1952, he married Irene Ramiez. They were divorced. In 1975, he married Delores Lopez, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Nick Ledesma of Marion; 10 daughters, Mrs. Felix (Christina) Lerma of Alvada, Mrs. Soledad Adams of Tiffin, Rita Ledesma of Marion, Mrs. Charles (Carmen) Walter, Hope Hunt, Mrs. Kenneth (Peggy) Cousin and Mrs. Mike (Rachel) Gieser, all of Fostoria, Mrs. Jim (Linda) Kenny of Tippecanoe, Ohio, Mrs. Greg (Eloisa) Kisaberth of Lebanon and Sonja Ledesma of Findlay; six brothers, Joe and Ramulo Gonzales of Houston, Texas, Tony, Cipirano and Mauro Gonzales, all of San Antonio, and Mike Gonzales of Spring Beach, Texas; two sisters, Frances Sierra and Janie Venazula, both of San Antonio; and 60 grand- and great-grandchildren.

A brother, Crispin Gonzales, also is deceased.

Mr. Gonzales, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, retired from the Fostoria Foundry (Chrysler), after 30 years.

He also was a member of The Guadalupe Society, Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 1 p.m.. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Community Hospice Care.


 

Elchert, Jutta Eva
Retired nutritionist

Jutta Eva Elchert, 63, of South Main Street, Fostoria, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

She was born in Ammerland, Germany, July 2, 1936, to the late Kaethe Kerschl. She first married Marvin E. Elchert Aug. 13, 1956, in Hanau, Germany. He died June 22, 1974. She later married James Rosendale in January 1989, in Findlay. He died Feb. 28, 1996.

Survivors include: two sons, James E. and Timothy E. Elchert, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Mylo (Debbie) Jennings and Mrs. Paul (Marylou) Miller, both of Fostoria; a sister, Helga Mackey of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A sister, Peggy Roman; and a grandchild, also are deceased.

Mrs. Elchert, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, retired in 1999 as a nutritionist from the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Findlay.

She also was a member of Women of the Moose, Eagles, VFW and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliaries, all of Fostoria.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30.

Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of N.W. Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551. 


 
Gault, (Thornsberry) Debra K
Nursing home kitchen assistant

Debra K. (Thornsberry) Gault, 38, of 800 Woodward Ave., Fostoria, died at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the Hospice of Perrysburg.

She was born in Willard, March 5, 1962, to Gordon and Grace E. (Sammons) Thornsberry, who survive in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Billie Jo Thornsberry of Fostoria; a granddaughter; a brother, Bobby Thornsberry of Sebring, Fla.; and two sisters, Laura A. Young of Wharton and Sherry L. Thornsberry of Fostoria.

Mrs. Gault, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Tiffin, was employed as a kitchen assistant at the Independence House in Fostoria.

The Rev. Frank Tyree will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.



Feasel, Steven James Jr.
2-month old infant

Steven James Feasel, Jr., two-month old infant of Steven and Judy (Martin) Feasel, Sr., of East Fourth Street, Fostoria, died Thursday, June 8, 2000.

In addition to his parents, other survivors include: maternal grandparents, Nick and Judy Martin of St. Petersburg, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Mark Dunn Sr. of Fostoria and Cindy Dunn of New Port Richey, Fla.; and paternal great-grandparents, Milton and Becky Dunn of Fostoria, and Francis Duffy of Hamden.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria with the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating.

There will be private visitation and memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of the arrangements.


 Elchert `Steve` Stephen

Fostorians Brother
Retired farmer/maintenance man

Stephen "Steve" Elchert, 79, of 9525 E. TR 8, Republic, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his home, following an illness of 14 months.

He was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Tiffin, to Joseph and Catherine (Scharger) Elchert. On Feb. 12, 1946, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married Martha A. Steinmetz, who survives.

Other survivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Tim (Ann) Morlock, Mrs. Harold (Marty) Factor and Peg and Carol Elchert, all of Republic and Mrs. Jane Gruss of Norwalk; a sister, Mrs. Gayland Webb of Tiffin; a brother, Paul of Fostoria; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Urban J..; a twin son and daughter; two brothers, Lawrence and George; and a sister, Geraldine Feasel, are deceased.

Mr. Elchert retired from farming in 1999 and also worked as a maintenance man for Heidelberg College, retiring in 1970.

He attended school in New Riegel and was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Republic, St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus, Tiffin Moose Lodge 4862, Tiffin Eagles, Bloomville American Legion 434 and a life member of Tiffin VFW Post 2858.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. The rosary will be recited at the church at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, where the United Veterans Council of Tiffin will conduct military graveside services.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, where St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus will conduct a prayer service at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice Care of Tiffin.


Eschenbrenner,  Isabel M.
General Electric retiree

Isabel M. Eschenbrenner, 92, of 232 Rock St., Fostoria, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at her daughter's home.

She was born June 15, 1907, in Reed Township, to Benjamin and Mary (Meyers) Schock. On Feb. 8, 1932, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, she married Leo E. Eschenbrenner, who preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1985.

Survivors include: a son, Paul Eschenbrenner of Robinson, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Catherine) Seifert of Perrysburg and Joan Bugner of Fostoria; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, two sisters and a grandchild.

Mrs. Eschenbrenner retired in 1970, as a start placer from the General Electric, after 21 years of employment.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Republic and the G.E. Watts.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph P. Szybka as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses of Seneca County Health District, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.


Goodale, Jackie Lee
Former Fostoria resident

Jackie Lee Goodale, 58, of Traverse City, Mi., formerly of Fostoria, died Monday, July 10, 2000 at Munson Medical Center. He was born Oct. 17, 1941 to Blaine and Alva Mary (Coleman) Goodale, both are deceased.

Surviving include: two daughters, Dulcy and Chelsea Goodale, both of Traverse City; three brothers, Bernard Goodale of Findlay, Roger Goodale of Terre Haute, Ind., and James Goodale of Fort Seneca; six sisters, Virginia Hart of Fostoria, Bernita Gerwin of Madrid Spain, Gloria Wagner, Connie Kiser and Shirley Bulkowski, all of Fostoria, and Beverly Peticas of Fremont; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, and a great-great-great niece.

He was preceded in death by: two sisters, Eleanor Sheridan, and Bessie Gee; and a brother, Richard Goodale.

Mr. Goodale was a retired salesman living in Traverse City since he was 23. he enjoyed gardening and loved his dog Vinnie.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday at the Goodale family home at 318 Wadsworth, Traverse City.

Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.


Groman, Winifred R. (Gordon)
Retired buyer/retail sales clerk

Winifred R. Groman, 88, formerly of 7 W. Market St., died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, in St. Francis Home, where she had been a resident since Nov. 1, 1997.

She was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Toledo, to James F. and Blanche Lydia (Henretty) Gordon. On Jan. 15, 1933, in the Church of Christ Parsonage, Fostoria, she married Charles W. Groman, who died Feb. 14, 1995.

Survivors include: a son, William "Bill" Groman of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Judith) Yocom of Tiffin; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Harry Groman; a brother, Virgil Gordon; and two sisters, Virginia Schutt and an infant sister, also are deceased.

Mrs. Groman, a graduate of Fostoria High School, retired as a buyer/retail sales clerk from the former Lasalles Store.

A charter member of New Beginnings Assembly of God Church, and its Women's Ministries, she also served as a former board member and Sunday School teacher.

She had lived in Tiffin most of her life.

Services in the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Nolan Blakkolb and the Rev. Rex King as co-officiants. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the church or Gideons International.


Geren, Robert L.

KANSAS, Ohio -- Graveside services for Robert Lee "Bob" Geren, 62, of Kansas, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove, the Rev. Edmond Zickefoose officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne.

Mr. Geren died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 at Gibsonburg Health Care Center.

He was born Dec. 1, 1937 in Defiance to Curtis N. and Delta G. (Lang) Geren. He married Jacquie Fields, and they divorced.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee II of Fostoria; and Rodney A. of Walbridge; a daughter, Dawn A. Minich, Xenia; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold of Fostoria; and three sisters, Kathleen Britton, Defiance; Joyce Carr, West Millgrove; and Janice Lewis, Fostoria.

Mr. Geren was retired from National Electric Carbon Products Inc. after working there from 1956-1998. He was also a taxidermist, held his real estate license and had completed business law courses.

Memorials may be made to Tiffin School of Opportunity or Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice.


Fuller, (Townes) Amanda Elizabeth
Tiffin GE retiree

Amanda Elizabeth Townes-Fuller, 66, of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born June 8, 1934, in Williamson, W.V. to Oscar and Lucy (Praer) Townes. She married Floyd Fuller, Jr. on May 6, 1951, in Kentucky and he survives in Delray Beach, Fla.

Other survivors include: four sons, David of Delray Beach, John of Tiffin, Benjamin of Fostoria and Christopher of Lima; a daughter, Mrs. Duane (Barbara) Jackson of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Alice Medley of Williamson, W.Va., Thelma Milton of Chicago and Josephine Braggs of Detroit.

Her parents; a daughter, Jane Fuller; two brothers, Robert and Charles Townes; and two sisters, Estelle Oliver and Shirley McDonald, are deceased.

Mrs. Fuller retired from General Electric in Tiffin and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Fostoria.

The Pastor Tonee Morant will officiate the graveside service in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, Tuesday at 11 a.m.

There will be a private family viewing.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Gruber, Wilson E.
Union Carbide retiree

Wilson E. Gruber, 92, of Culbertson Street, Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 30, 1907, in Grabil, Ind., to Charles and Ella (Zimmerman) Gruber. His wife, Anna R. (Widmer) Gruber, whom he married Nov. 15, 1924, in Monroe, Mich., died Dec. 26, 1988.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Harold Gruber; and a sister, Millie Klever, also are deceased.

Mr. Gruber, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, retired in 1967 as a foreman from the Union Carbide (now National Electric Carbon) in Fostoria, where he had been employed for 33 years.

He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and VFW Post 421, both of Fostoria and the American Legion of Bradner.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bradner Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will officiate.

There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



Goodyear, Robert L.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Memorial services for Robert Louis Goodyear, 87, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Findlay, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Goodyear died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000 at Hospice House, Dade City, Fla.

He was born April 2, 1913 in Bloomdale to Adlophus and Grace (Shimmin) Goodyear. He married Mildred Hartley Sahs, and she preceded him in death. He later married Donita Corbin Dietelbach on June 9, 1988 in Fostoria, and she survives.

Other survivors include eight stepsons, Fredrick, Robert, David, Raymond, Timothy and Tony Dietelbach, all of Findlay; Michael Dietelbach, Lutz, Fla.; and Richard Dietelbach, Zephyrhills, Fla.; 17 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, John Dietelbach; a stepdaughter, Donavee Vosburgh; a sister, Mary Goodyear; and two brothers, Adolph and Thomas "Tom."

Mr. Goodyear retired from N&W Railroad in 1974.

He was a member of Fostoria Wesley Methodist Church, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo 32nd Degree Mason, Zenobia Shrine Temple and Fostoria Shrine Club. He was a 52-year member of Fostoria Masonic Bodies.

Mr. Goodyear was Past Master of Fostoria Chapter 288 F&AM and Council 90 of Royal and Select Masons, Past High Priest of Garfield Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Past Commander of Fostoria Commandery of Knights Templar, Past Patron of Fostoria Chapter 94 OES and Past President of Fostoria Mausoleum Society. He also received honorary Highest Degree from DeMalay.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607-1460.


Everhardt, Evelyn
Fostorians Sister

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A memorial service for Rawson native Evelyn M. Everhardt, 61, of Smyrna, Ga., was held Thursday at Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna, Ga. The body was cremated.

Mrs. Everhardt died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Wellstar-Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Ga.

She was born April 26, 1939, in Rawson to Ralph and Catherine (Corbin) Taylor. She married John Everhardt, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, John of Smyrna, Ga.; a daughter, Desiree Burnett, Kennesaw, Ga.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Litzenberg, Findlay; Mrs. Stan (Roena) Hoffman, Genoa; and Mrs. Dwight (Kathleen) Fruth, Fostoria; three brothers, Ralph Taylor Jr., Richmond, Va.; Jack Taylor, Smyrna, Ga.; and Ron Taylor, Marble, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Taylor; and a sister, Elaine Peterson.

Mrs. Everhardt was a homemaker and former real estate agent.

She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Order of Eastern Star and Women of the Moose.


Garcia, Efren
Fostorian's Brother

Efren Garcia, 52, of Monroe St., Tiffin, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Toledo. He was born Feb. 17, 1948 to Vincent and Frances (Salazar) Garcia, both deceased.

Surviving include: two sons, Vincent and Brian Garcia, both of Clyde; a daughter, Crystal Garcia of Clyde; seven brothers, Joe Garcia of Fostoria, Lou and Mario Garcia, both of Columbus, Oscar Garcia of Sandusky, Gus Garcia of Reno, Nev., and Roberto Garcia of N. M.; six sisters, Rosie Balderas of Tex., Lupe Krotzer of Lima, Ofelia Langmeyer of PA., Ida Vento and Velia Tracheta, both of Tex., and Lydia Silva of Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Garcia received his education in the Gibsonburg School System and was a disabled laborer.

The Rev. Paul Finney will officiate the 1 p.m. Monday funeral service at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home. Burial will be at McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.

Visitation hours are from 11 a.m until the funeral service at the funeral home.


Etzinger-Reese Florence L.
Fostoria homemaker

Florence L. Etzinger-Reese, 88, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Bucyrus, to Volney and Sevilla (Barnhart) Robertson. On Aug. 10, 1928, in Bucyrus, she married Robert Lahr Etzinger, who died June 16, 1940. She later married Raymond Reese on July 26, 1941. He preceded her in death March 2, 1969.

Survivors include: a son, Robert J. Etzinger of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Bateson of Bloomdale and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Heckathorn of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Arlene) Kelley of Bucyrus; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a son, William E. "Bill" Etzinger; a step-son, Donald R. Reese; and a daughter, JoAnn Calmes.

Mrs. Reese, a homemaker, was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, both of Fostoria.

The Rev. Carl Kessler will conduct the 11 a.m. Tuesday graveside service in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospitals, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Goshe, Norman M.
Fostorians Brother

Norman M. Goshe, 73, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence in McAlester, Okla.

He was born Oct. 13, 1926, in New Riegel, to the late Albert and Irene (Rinehart) Goshe. In 1945, in Longview, Texas, he married Mary Ellen Bea. She died Feb. 28.

Survivors include: a son, Dennis Goshe of Hartshorne, Okla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Delmer Goshe of Tiffin; a sister, Arvilla Layton of Fostoria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Goshe, who attended school in New Riegel, moved to McAlester in 1975 from Ojai, Ohio.

He worked as an auto body technician for 35 years for numerous companies including Bill Vicars and Buck Wilson Auto.

A member of the Catholic faith, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and coaching baseball.

He served in the U.S. Army March 12, 1945, until Dec. 7, 1946, during World War II.

Private family services will take place at a later date.

The Bishop Funeral Service, McAlester, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.


Frankart, Bernice
Allied Signal retiree

Bernice Frankart, 70, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her home at 2117 McCutchenville Road, Fostoria.

She was born March 1, 1930, in Seneca County, to the late Nicholas and May (Burkett) Frankart.

Surviving are two sisters, Blanche Frankart of Fostoria and her twin, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Wank of New Riegel; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Frankart; and six brothers, Carl, Clair, Earl, Irvin, Alvin and Edmund Frankart.

Ms. Frankart, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, retired as a machine operator in 1980, from Allied Signal, Fostoria (now Honeywell), after 32 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial for the public will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be private.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay or to the church for Mass Intentions.



Fagan, Matthew Sr.
Fostorians Brother

CAREY -- Matthew E. Fagan Sr., 63, of 7565 County Road 45, Carey, died at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 1, 1936 in Findlay to Matthew A. and Minta N. (Workman) Fagan. He married Patricia J. Mullholand on June 30, 1990, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Matthew Jr. and Michael, both of Findlay; and Martin of Benton Ridge; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Terry) Spradlin, Carey; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marcus (Jane) Bell, Harrisburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Vaynard E. of Fostoria; and Virgil D. Sr. and Richard Max, both of Findlay; and two sisters, Mrs. Don (Collene) Radabaugh, Findlay; and Mrs. Richard (Maxine) Billingsley, Williamstown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and two sisters, Frieda Fagan and Doris Spence.

Mr. Fagan retired in 1995 after working 30 years at Whirlpool Corp., Findlay.

He attended Community Bible Church, Williamstown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Bob Wood officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County in care of the funeral home.



Fey, Robert E.
Atlas Corp. retiree

Robert E. Fey, 78, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2000, at his home at 1934 TR 249, Arcadia.

He was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Tiffin, to Joseph and Emma (Fogle) Fey. On July 14, 1945, he married Miriam R. Snavely. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Bart C. Fey of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Kerry) Ferguson of Ada, Mrs. John (Cinde) Reynolds of Wayne and Mrs. Jerry (Duana) Pierce of Findlay; and 11 grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two half brothers, Herman and Walter Fey.

Mr. Fey, a member of the North Baltimore Lions Club, retired from the Atlas Corp.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he had been a prisoner of war in Germany.

The Rev. Claire Mortenson will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Friday service in the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation is 1:30-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Drawer T-320, Nashville, TN 37244-0001.



Gschwind, Nicholas
 
Nicholas P. Gschwind, 87 fostoria and formerly of Risingsun, died Septh. 30, 2000 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
 
He was born June 18, 1913 in Helena to Nocholas J. and Izetta (Reinhardt) Gschwind. He married Lorna Hillman on  May 14, 1953 and she survives.
 
Also surviving are one brother, J.C.Gschwind, Risingsun; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother Pearl "Babe" Gschwind and one sister, Lucille Gschwind.
 
Mr. Gschwind was a kiln loader for Ford Motor Co. He retired in 1973
 
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or the donor's chouce.
 
Crosser Funeral Home. Oak Harbor is handling arrangemennnts.




Findley, Richard B. "Dick"
Retired self-employed farmer


Richard B. "Dick" Findley, 66, of CR 3, Fostoria, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in Carp Lake Township, near Carp Lake, Mich., of natural causes.

He was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Jackson Township, to Vernon F. and Miriam I. (Feasel) Findley. His mother survives in Fostoria. On Sept. 20, 1953, in Amsden, he married Marlyn A. Rouser, who survives in rural Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Richard A. Findley of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Debra) Finsel and Mrs. Michael (Cindy) Lynch, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Steve (Brenda) Phelps of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also preceding him in death were his father; a brother, Gerald E.. Findley; and a sister, Betty L. Findley.

Mr. Findley, a self-employed farmer, retired in 1994.

A 1952 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, he was a member of the Amsden United Methodist Church.

Also an avid hunter and fisherman, he had served as a Jackson Township trustee for the past 27 years.

The Rev. Dr. Gary Staats will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, near Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Erwin, Etta M.
Retired insurance secretary

Etta M. Erwin, 73, of 412 Burnham Drive, Fostoria, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital, Tempe, Ariz.

She was born May 2, 1927, in Sharon, Pa., to William and Beatrice (Davis) Ritenour. Her husband, Joseph T. "Mickey" Erwin, whom she married April 15, 1950, in Washington, D.C., died May 16, 1985.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. James (Cynthia S.) Phipps of Fostoria; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Erwin was employed as a secretary for the former Wollam-Heiser Realty and then Hollinger Insurance Agency, both of Fostoria, for more than 15 years, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 935 and numerous Bridge clubs, all in Fostoria and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She also served as a volunteer at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Gallant, Delbert
Fostorian's Brother

Funeral services for Delbert Arthur Gallant, 82, of 419 E. Lima St., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas Schutt and Dan Keck officiating. The Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad will provide color guard at the church. The body will be cremated.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, and an hour before services Friday at the church.

Mr. Gallant died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at Fox Run Manor.

He was born Aug. 22, 1918 in Findlay to Arthur and Ethel (Morrison) Gallant. He married E. Louise Cox on May 12, 1940, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jerry L. of Arcadia; Dennis L. of Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Al (Kathy) Morrison, Findlay; four grandchildren; and a brother, Robert H. of rural Fostoria.

Mr. Gallant was retired from Cavins Kitchen Village. He aslo had worked at Fassett Lumber Co., Neff Lumber Co. and Haupert Lumber Co. as a salesman.

He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Repose, a hospital ship, during World War II. He attained the rank of Pharmacist's Mate Third Class.

Mr. Gallant was a 59-year member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was a former Sunday school superintendent. He was a 55-year member of Findlay B.P.O.E 75. He was a 1936 graduate of Findlay High School.

Memorials may be made to the church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave.


French, Pearl E. "Dingle"
Fostoria resident

Pearl E. "Dingle" French, 82, of Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:12 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria. She was born Aug. 26, 1918 in Rising Sun to Leland and Elsie (Steinhurst) Beeson. On Feb. 28, 1942 she married Wilbur "Red" French, he died in 1971.

Surviving include: several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Bill Beeson; and two sisters, Ruth Dawson and Virginia Heistand.

Mrs. French was a 1936 graduate of Fostoria High School. She retired from Bersted & Fostoria Industries, both in Fostoria. Past President of Fostoria VFW Ladies Auxiliary and member of Fostoria Eagle's Ladies Auxiliary.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will officiate the 1 p.m. Monday graveside services at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

There are no visitation hours scheduled.

Arrangements are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Fitch, Elmer R.
General Dynamics retiree

Elmer R. Fitch, 58, of South Main Street, Fostoria, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Nolan, W.Va., to the late Tom and Maude (Blevins) Fitch. His wife, Ruby A. (Sartin) Fitch, whom he married April 18, 1965, in Columbus, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include a son, Darrell R. Fitch of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Damon (Renee) Keels of Fostoria and Mrs. Steven (Melissa) Cook of Republic; four brothers, Tom Fitch Jr. of Columbus and Bill, Jerry and Donnie Fitch, all of Stockport, Ohio; five sisters, Kathern Hall, Mabel Taylor and Helen Dempsey, all of Columbus, Betty Kinney of Sandusky and Ruth Sanders of Coushatta, La.; and six grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Jerry "Jake" Fitch; a brother, Rebern Fitch; and a sister, Martha Stotridge.

Mr. Fitch retired in 1988, as a crane operator, from General Dynamics in Lima.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, near West Independence.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


 

Gill, Paul L.
Retired Allied Signal Employee

BOWLING GREEN -- Funeral services for Paul L. Gill, 86, of Bowling Green, and formerly of Bloomdale, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Kathleen Ackley officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Wood County.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gill died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Bowling Green Manor.

He was born April 5, 1914, in Weston Township, Wood County, to Sherman and Pearl (Lovewell) Gill. He married Gwendolyn Leathers on July 3, 1937, in Van Buren, and she survives in Bowling Green.

Survivors also include two sons, Paul Lee and James Allen, both of Bloomdale; four daughters, Carol Ann Blythe, Toledo; Mrs. Robert (Sharon Kay) Daniels and Mrs. Stanley (Rosemary) Patten, both of Bowling Green; and Mrs. Albert (Cheryl Leonal) Huff, Risingsun; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn of Bradenton, Fla.; and three sisters, Helen McKnight, Michigan; Maxine Duquette, Tontogany; and Ilene Long, Bowling Green.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Pauff and Ruth Abbott.

Mr. Gill retired as a machine operator for Allied Signal, Fostoria.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green; Wood County First Families; and Wood County Geneology Society.

Memorials may be made to Wood County Cancer Society, 1045 N. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402; or to Alzheimers Association, NW Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615.


Gonyer, Elizabeth 
Fostoria homemaker

Elizabeth M. Gonyer, 91, of 924 McDougal St., Fostoria, died at 10:06 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000.

Mrs. Gonyer was born Dec. 31, 1908, to Blanche (Schultz) Blinn. She married Arthur Gonyer on May 8, 1929, in Fostoria and he died in 1973.

Survivors include: three sons, Robert E. and John A., both of Fostoria and James of Copper's Cove, Texas; four daughters, Betty A. Rock of Fostoria, Mary Ann Vanderhoff of Cleveland, Tenn., Sharon K. Abshier of Temple, Texas and Donna J. Barto of Findlay; 33 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were: three sons, Charles, Carl and Richard; a daughter, Virginia; a brother, Carl Hull; and two sisters, Alice Bledsoe and Helen Hull.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery with the Rev. Sterling Beasley officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


Folk, Eldon R
Former Seneca Wire employee

Eldon R. Folk, 68, of 1231 Perrysburg Road, Fostoria, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Heartland of Holly Glen, Toledo.

He was born April 12, 1932, in Fostoria, to the late Howard and Evelyn (Cole) Folk.

Surviving are three sons, Robert J. and Michael E. Folk of Bloomdale and James R. Folk of Rudolph; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Vernon "Whitey" Folk, also is deceased.

A member of Eagles 430, AmVets 69 and VFW 421, Mr. Folk had worked at Seneca Wire in Fostoria for 15 years.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Robert Carpenter officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to a local Hospice organization or the American Cancer Society.


Eibner, William P.
President of Fostoria Industries, Inc.

William P. Eibner, 55, of 2405 Hawthorne Dr., Fostoria, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000 at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1945 to William P. and Mary V. (Cuciak) Eibner, both deceased. On Feb. 7, 1970 he married Karen L. Sargent, and she survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Jason S. Eibner of Colo., Chad S. Eibner, and Erik W. Eibner, both of Columbus, and Kevin K. Eibner of Fostoria; two sisters, Delores West of Pittsburgh, PA., and Gayle Swiercinski of Cleveland.

Mr. Eibner was president of Fostoria Industries, Inc. from 1997 to 2000. Nationally, he was the past president of the Infrared Equipment Association, the past Chairman of The Electrification Council, and currently served as Vice-president of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association. His memberships included: St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where he was past Chairman of the St. Wendelin School Advisory Council, booth chairman St. Wendelin Festival, and a Eucharistic Minister. He was past Chairman of the Board of our local Camp Fire, past Chairman of the Board of the Seneca Area Career System, served on the Board of Directors for the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce, and also the Board of Directors of the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, the Board of Trustees of the Fostoria Community Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Fostoria Junior Achievement, the Advisory Board of Keystone Academy, the Board of Directors of SACS, and past Chairman of the United Way campaign, Fostoria Rotary Club, Fostoria University Club, and Fostoria Country Club.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, a Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church.

Memorials may be made to: United Way of Fostoria; St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation; and/or Fostoria Community Hospital Fund.


Frias, Kathryn
Fostoria resident

Kathryn "Chiania" (Catrone) Frias, 85, of 723 Eastern Ave., Fostoria, died in her residence at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000. She was born June 19, 1915 to Frank and Rose (Serpa) Catrone. On May 31, 1934 she married Leonard Frias, Sr., he preceded her in death on April 20, 1966.

Surviving include: two sons, Joseph A. Frias of Fostoria, and Leonard Frias, Jr. of Fostoria; four daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Guillen, Mrs. Virginia Davila, Mrs. Leona Reinhart, and Victoria M. Frias, all of Fostoria; five brothers, Tony, Don, John, and Mike Catrone, all of Orville, Oh., and Nick Catrone of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Jenny Rey of Sandusky, and Mrs. Mary Sekulich of Orville; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She as preceded in death by: a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Cupp and a brother, Joe Catrone.

Mrs. Frias was an assembler at Bendix (now Honeywell) for 37 years retiring in 1985, and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.

The Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., tonight, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home of Fostoria. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m., tonight, at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Church.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care and/or St. Wendelin Schools and/or Dialysis Unit at Fostoria Community Hospital


Fruth, Mrs. Dale E 

She was born July 16, 1922 in Fostoria to Edward and Hattie (Heiser) Evenbeck. She married Dale E. Fruth on May 17, 1942 in West Independence, and he died Sept. 30, 1975.

Surviving are four sons, Ronald Dale of Fostoria; Gary E. of Vanlue; Terry L. of Wauseon; Lt. Col. Timothy D. of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Ardis A. Taylor, Franklin, Ky.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Benjamin Evenbeck, Fostoria; and three sisters, Margaret Hartman, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lucy Reiter, Fostoria; and Luella Lewis, Findlay.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; and a brother, Robert Evenbeck.

Mrs. Fruth was a homemaker. She also worked 15 years as a clerk in a doctor's office in Fort Myers, Fla., retiring in 1991.

She was a 1942 graduate of Arcadia High School.

Mrs. Fruth was a member of High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria and the church choir. She volunteered at Fostoria Community Hospital and the Sharing Kitchen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating. Burial will be in West Independence Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Gamertsfelder, David
Fostoria resident

David O. "Gamy" Gamertsfelder, 53, of Twp. Rd. 34, Fostoria, died at 7:25 a.m. at Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born April 18, 1947 in Fremont to Owen and Willah (Mitchell) Gamertsfelder. He first married Cynthia Andecover, they divorced, he then married Shirley Shane of 25 years, and she survives.

Also surviving include: his mother and stepfather, Willah and Don Yambert of Burgoon; a son, Cory Gamertsfelder of Fremont; a daughter, Mrs. Jolene Biggins of Fremont; a step-son, Randy Shane of Ruskin, Fla.; three brothers, Dennis of Fremont, Don of Bettsville and Jon of Hudson; a sister, Sally Kato of Oak Harbor; a step-brother, Chuck Yambert of Bowling Green; two step-sisters, Denise Perkey of Wayne and Jody Yambert of Toledo; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Owen.

Mr. Gamertsfelder was a 1965 graduate of Lakota High School. He worked as a sales representative for Cash Depot in Greenbay, Wis., serving the Ohio area. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fremont; Fostoria Elk's Lodge; Clyde Eagles; Fremont VFW; Port Clinton Moose; Pleasant Grove Grange in Bascom and an avid golfer.

The Rev. Martha Gross will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Saturday funeral services at Burgoon United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tonight, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Burgoon United Methodist Church and/or Arthur James Cancer Center, 300 West Tenth St., Columbus, Ohio 43210.


Gray, Thomas Merton
Gray Printing Co. chairman

Thomas Merton Gray, 72, of 3055 Fostoria Road, Fostoria, died at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born April 4, 1928, in Tiffin, to the late A. Gordon and Clara (Wertz) Gray. His wife, Nancy Ellen (Cameron) Gray, whom he married Sept. 25, 1954, in the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Gordon Thomas Gray of Scarborough, Maine; three daughters, Mrs. Morton (Teresa E.) Hansen of Fostoria, Mrs. Matt (Lisa J.) Fisher of Westerville and Mrs. Brian (L. Cameron) Winter of Avon Lake; a brother, George A. Gray of Fostoria; and seven grandchildren.

A brother, James Gordon Gray; and a sister, Jane Gray-Stone, prececed him in death.

Mr. Gray, past president of the Geary Family YMCA, Fostoria, retired in 1994 as chairman of the Gray Printing Co. in Fostoria, after 42 years of service.

A 1946 graduate of Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind. and a 1950 graduate of The College of Wooster, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and sang in the choir; Masonic Lodge 288 Free and Accepted Mason, Fostoria Shrine Club, the Valley Creek Lodge, the University Club, Power Squadron, the Fostoria Country Club, Fostoria Area Republican Club and the Rotary Club, where he served as past president, all of Fostoria.

He also was a member of the Catawba Island Club and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo and Zenobia Shrine, both of Toledo.

The Rev. R. Edson Reed will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday service in the First Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where Masonic memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Area Community Foundation or the church.


Ferrall, Marcella M.
Fostorians Mother

Marcella M. Ferrall, 91, 14 Duchess Lane, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center.

She was born Oct. 13, 1909, in Tiffin, to Edward and Cecilia (Bogner) Daniel. On Oct. 5, 1935, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, she married Wilbur Ferrall, who survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs.Joyce Peck of Fostoria and Mrs. Fred (Jane) Sweeney of Sylvania; a brother, Fred Daniel of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A daughter, Ann Goetz; four sisters, Edna Margraf, Alma Daniel, Agnes Daniel and Margaret Frankart; and a brother, Herman Daniel, also are deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Ferrall, also served as a volunteer in the Calvert High School cafeteria and for the Red Cross.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had been a Girl Scout leader for a number of years.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Ankenbrandt as celebrant. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the funeral Mass on Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Mass Friday in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.


Garrett, Geraldine O.
Retired homemaker

Geraldine O. Garrett, 86, a resident of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died there at 3:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

She was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Bowling Green, to Orville and Flora (Stacy) Ward. Her husband of 65 years, Richard E. Garrett, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, Robert W. Garrett of Uniontown, Pa., and Douglas R. Garrett of Boca Raton, Fla.; three half brothers, Richard Ward of Atlanta, Ga., John and William Ward, both of Bowling Green; a brother, Robert Ward of Dayton; a sister, Helen Davenport of Fremont; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A brother, Howard Ward, and a sister, Mary Miller, also are deceased.

Mrs. Garrett, a homemaker, was a graduate of Bowling Green High School.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Fire Department Auxiliary, which she had served as president, she was a past member of Mothers for Little League and Mothers for Schools, all of Bowling Green.

The Rev. Larry Swaisgood will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Tuesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.

Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Daybreak of Fostoria.


Flechtner, William A.
Fostoria Industries retiree

William A. Flechtner, 82, of North Main Street, Fostoria, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Fostoria, to Moes and Kathryn (Manecke) Flechtner. His wife, Virginia (Johnson) Flechtner, whom he married Sept. 29, 1940, in Clyde, died Jan. 22, 1995.

Survivors include: a son, Gerald Flechtner of Fostoria; and a sister, Freda Longanecker of Central Point, Ore.

Mr. Flechtner retired in 1989 from Fostoria Industries, after 39 years of service.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. David Chapman officiating.

There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Garlick, Juanita

A memorial service for Juanita L. Garlick, 71, of 328 Wilson St., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Findlay Evangelical Church, the Rev. Richard Krcal officiating.

No visitation will be held, and the body will be cremated.

Mrs. Garlick died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1929 in Findlay to Charles and Elizabeth (Bartchlett) Finerd.

She married Paul Preston on Oct. 3, 1946, and they divorced. She then married Ira E. Garlick July 25, 1975 in Monroe, Mich., and he survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sue) Frizzell, Pemberville; Debra Preston, Receda, Calif.; Mrs. David (Barbara Preston) Rumschlag, Fostoria; and Mrs. Duane (Cheryl) Flugga, Findlay; a son, Paul Richard Preston, Clear Water, Fla.; two stepsons, Dennis Garlick, Fostoria; and Allan Garlick, Perry; a stepdaughter, Kathleen Musgrave, Perry; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Orville (Bonnie) Smith and Mrs. Merle (Nellie) Ireland, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs. Donald (Clara) Gibbs, Mrs. Andrew (Vera) Sterling and Ruth McGarity, all of Findlay; and three brothers, Ralph, Charles and Robert Finerd, all of Tucson, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, a brother and three sisters.

Mrs. Garlick was a shipping clerk at Allied Automotive in Fostoria, retiring in 1986 after 30 years of employment.

She was a member of Trilby United Methodist Church, Trilby, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association, Inc., 200 W. Pearl St., Findlay; or American Lung Association of Ohio, West Central Branch, P.O. Box 870, Lima, 45802-0870.

Arrangements are being handled by Routson Funeral Chapel, Findlay.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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