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2000 Obits - K & L

Kagy, Floyd H.

Karcher, Marie M.

Kastner, Raymond J.

Kathrens, Opal L.

Keiffer, Charles J.


Kelly, Stephen J.


Kreinbrink, Clyde L.

OTTAWA -- Clyde L. Kreinbrink, 61, of Ottawa, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

He was born July 25, 1938 in Lima to Hubert and Mary (Ruhe) Kreinbrink, and his mother survives in Ottawa. He married Marilyn C. Hughes on Aug. 2, 1999 and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Scott of Bowling Green; two daughters, Michelle Clouse, Fostoria; Kelley Kreinbrink, Los Angeles, Calif.; two stepsons, Charles Hughes, Glandorf; Nicholas Hughes, Ottawa; three stepdaughters, Lynn Schumaker, Kalida; Teresa Schroeder, Ottawa; Denise Adair, Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, Dennis of Ottawa; and Duane of Leipsic.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Kuhlman.

Mr. Kreinbrink was the retired superintendent of the Miller City/New Cleveland School District. He was a former teacher and principal at Miller City High School, and was on the Putnam County Board of Education.

He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Rennsalear, Ind. and earned a master's degree from Bowling Green State University. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the American Legion, both of Ottawa.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Ben Meiring officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Glandorf, where military rites will be conducted by the Ottawa American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Home Health/Hospice.

 


Kruszynski, Joseph M.

FOSTORIA--Joseph Michael Kruszynski, 77, of rural Fostoria, died at 6:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1922 in Fostoria to Joseph Michael and Waleria (Ulanowski) Kruszynski. He married Bernadette O'Donnell on July 27, 1946 in Chicago and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, J. Michael of Hurst, Texas; Paul T. of Skokie, Ill.; Kenneth W. of Bedford, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Bonnie Jeanne) Murphy, Southlake, Texas; six grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Cameron, Dearborn Heights, Mich.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Martin, John, Peter, Paul, Felix and Francis; and six sisters, Connie Dass, Regina Steupak, Eleanor Kelbley, Clara Brown, Helen Thompson and Bea Wilkes.

Mr. Kruszynski worked for the Chicago Police Department for 34 years before retiring in 1986.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of the Eagle, both of Fostoria; the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago; the Illinois Police Association; and the New Riegel Moose. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Military honors will be performed by the United Veterans of Fostoria following the Mass at St. Wendelin Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the church or Sisters of Notre Dame Memorial Fund.

 


Keiffer, Charles J.

FOSTORIA -- Charles J. "Carl" Keiffer, 72, of North Union Street, Fostoria, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 1, 1928 in Alvada to Ira and Minnie (Wagner) Keiffer. He married Frances L. Chapman on April 23, 1949 in Covington, Ky., and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Charles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; David of Orlando, Fla.; Edward of Hamilton; six daughters, Mrs. William (Carol) Watson, Mrs. Steve (Peggy) Gebauer, Mrs. Dennis (Patricia) Hogan, Robyn Meadows and Mrs. Miles (Jan) Reinhard, all of Fostoria; and Mrs. David (Julie) Goodrick, Canal Fulton; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul of Bascom; and a sister, Rita Cavanaugh, Findlay.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Earl; and a sister, Alma Theis.

Mr. Keiffer worked at Bendix-Autolite for 40 years before retiring in 1988.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. He was a member of Fostoria Eagles Club and New Riegel American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, where the New Riegel American Legion will perform military honors.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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

 


Luzadder, Henry L. Jr.
Fostoria resident

Henry L. Luzadder Jr., 53, of 2248 McCutchenville Road, Fostoria, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in the Bowling Green Manor Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Fostoria, to Henry L. Sr. and Glada R. (Smith) Luzadder. His mother survives in Fostoria. On June 21, 1990, in the former Bethel United Methodist Church, Fostoria, he married Dawn Watson. She survives in Fostoria.

Survivors include: a son, Jacob Luzadder at home; three daughters, Ashlee Luzadder at home, Terrie Durain of Grand Rapids, Ohio, and Denise Luzadder of Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Nadine) Niswander and Ellen Luzadder, both of Fostoria; and five grandchildren.

His father died in April 1984, and a sister, Sophia Luzadder, also is deceased.

Mr. Luzadder, a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam era, worked as a tire builder for Cooper Tire in Findlay. He previously had been employed at Union Carbide in Fostoria for 10 years.

Pastor Lex DeLong will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

 


Lucius, Leo Joseph
Fostorian's Father -- Lucius Door employee

Leo Joseph Lucius, 58, of 3015 S. CR 591, died at his residence at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000.

He was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Seneca County to Louis and Pauline (Wank) Lucius.

Surviving are: two sons, Todd of Fostoria and Scott of Gowen, Mich.; two daughters, Jodie Segovia of Las Vegas, Nev., and Cynthia Lucius of Staten Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Marion, Eugene and Herman of Tiffin and Virgil of California; three sisters, Mrs. Emil (Alice) Siegle Jr. of New Riegel, Mrs. Douglas (Rosemary) Brown of Willard and Helen Ring of Twinsburg.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Joseph and Louis Paul.

He was employed by Lucius Door Co. of Tiffin for 28 years. A member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel and the Moose Lodge of New Riegel, he was an avid outdoorsman, which included fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing cards.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Peter Catholic Church in Alvada with the Rev. Leonard Kistler officiating. One-hour visitation will be at the church prior to the mass where the Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at New Riegel.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home where a wake service will be at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, P. O. Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297

 


Kitchen, Catherine J.
Music store co-owner/operator

Catherine J. Kitchen, 90, died Saturday morning, Feb. 19, 2000, at her home of 59 years on Corey Street in Fostoria.

She was born Sept. 17, 1909, in Rudolph, to John and Catherine (Kleman) Eishen. On Aug. 21, 1934, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cygnet, she married Kenneth Kitchen, who preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1960.

Survivors include: four sons, David K. and Louis F. Kitchen, both of Fostoria, Dennis E. Kitchen of Troy, Mich. and James A. Kitchen of Columbus; three daughters, Mary C. Ellison of Orange, Calif., Rose A. Vogt of Bonita, Calif. and Angela M. Rentz of Findlay; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Charles, John, Franklin and Clarence Eishen; and two sisters, Elsie Kale and Maggie Eishen.

Mrs. Kitchen, a retired school teacher, first taught in Edgerton in a one room school house 1929-34. After her husband's death she resumed teaching at St. Wendelin Elementary School's fourth grade 1961-74.

She earned her teaching certificate in education from Bowling Green State University.

She also was the co-owner and operator, with her husband, of Kitchens House of Music in Fostoria for many years, where Hawaiian Steel Guitar instructions were provided.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and its Rosary Altar Society; the Daughters of Isabella and the 55 + Club, where she had served as president

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m.. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin's School Educational Foundation.

 


Kelly, Stephen J.
Seneca Wire employee

Stephen J. Kelley, 61, of 516 E. North St., Fostoria, died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at his home.

He was born March 3, 1939, to James and Lenore (Adams) Kelley. They are deceased. On June 24, 1989 he married Margie Day-Quinlin. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Christopher Kelley of Oceanside, Calif.; four stepdaughters, Kimberly Hill of Augusta, Ky., Lisa Butz of Arcadia, Laura Layman of Findlay and Tonya Haley of Tiffin; a brother, Richard Kelley of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Sara Kelley of Findlay and Ruthann Gagnon of Peachtree City, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were: five brothers, Joseph, Paul, James, Robert, and a brother in infancy.

Mr. Kelley was a laborer at Seneca Wire in Fostoria for over 40 years, a member of U.A.W. local 775 and St. Michael's Catholic Church in Findlay.

The Rev. Mark Bowers will officiate the 1 p.m. Saturday services at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 tonight and one hour prior to the services Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to The Make-a-Wish Foundation or to the Leukemia Foundation.

 


Knox, Kenneth B.
Retired U.S. mail carrier

Former 3341 Baird Road, Fostoria, resident, Kenneth B. Knox, 87, of 1416 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born in Sweden, N.Y., Feb. 4, 1913, to William and Electa (Buterbaugh) Knox. His wife, Patricia C. (Lunsford) Knox, whom he married June 30, 1951, in the First United Methodist Church, Fostoria, survives in Findlay.

Survivors also include: two sons, Kenneth A. Knox of Plantation, Fla., and John W. Knox of Ashland; two daughters, Betsy C. Saddler of Bowling Green and Anita G. Guzman of Fostoria; a brother, Glen Knox of San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Linda K. Knox; two brothers, Donald and William Knox; and a sister, Helen Fittro.

Mr. Knox, a long-time farmer and Arabian horse breeder, retired in 1968 after 33 years of service as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Fostoria. He also worked at Union Carbide, Fostoria.

A 1931 graduate of Fostoria High School, he attended Union United Methodist Church, rural Fostoria; and was a member of Fostoria Elks Lodge 935, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the Arabian Horse Association.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He served in Italy, France and Germany.

The Rev. David Bliss and the Rev. Gus Christo-Baker will be the co-officiants at the 1 p.m. Saturday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Community Hospital.

 


Kimes, Bernice A.
Home economics teacher

Bernice A. Kimes, 89, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born in Kansas, Ohio, July 15, 1910, to William A. and Sarah Delilah (Finkenbinder) Wolf. On July 16, 1950, in Fostoria, she married Elwood G. Kimes. He died Jan. 22, 1999.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Howard M. "Mike" Kimes of Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Clayton Wolf of Fostoria and Kenny Wolf of Amsden; three sisters, Leona A. Fruth of Arcadia, Ida Blanche Barton of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Evelyn Gray of Grand Rapids; and five grandchildren.

A sister, Thelma "Sunny" Fruth, also is deceased.

Mrs. Kimes, a homemaker, also taught home economics at Old Fort High School and worked at the Union Carbide in Fostoria during World War II.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and played a major role in the preservation of the Old Risdon Town Square.

A graduate of Kansas High School, where she served as class valedictorian, she attended Bowling Green State University.

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

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

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

 


King, Larry L.
Fostorians Brother
 
Larry L. King, 44, of 307 Monroe St., Bettsville, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. King was born Feb. 23, 1956, to Lyle F. and Elizabeth "Bett" (Barns) King.

He is survived by his father of Bettsville; two sons, Eric King of Bettsville, Jayvid Opp of Tiffin; two grandchildren; two brothers, Michael F. of Green Springs, Jay Dee of Fayetteville, Pa.; and a sister, Linda Eidenour of Fostoria.

His mother preceded him in death.

A lifetime resident of Bettsville, he was an independent contractor/merchandiser.

There will be no visitation or services.

The Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville is in charge of arrangements.


 

Kessler, Hazel B.
Ford retiree

Hazel B. Kessler, 94, formerly of 33 W. Tiffin St., New Riegel, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in the Ruffing Family Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born April 23, 1905, in Hancock County, to John E. and Mary A. (Filliater) Williams. On Sept. 10, 1929, in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, she married Charles J. Kessler Sr., who died March 16, 1957.

Surviving are four sons, George J. Kessler of Republic, Charles Kessler Jr. of Fostoria, Raymond A. Kessler of New Riegel and Gerald C. Kessler, also of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Martha T.) Haubert of Alvada, Rita M. Lafontaine and Annabelle M. Hemminger, both of New Riegel; a brother, Paul L. Williams of Fostoria; a sister, Clara Holman, also of Fostoria; 40 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Richard A. Kessler; an infant daughter, Norma Jean; a grandson, Donald Lafontaine; a granddaughter, Teresa Kessler; three brothers, John, Gilbert and Clarence Williams; and three sisters, Oleva Koch, Albertha Reinhart and Viola Tiell.

Mrs. Kessler, a member of the New Riegel American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, retired in 1965 from the Ford Co. in Fostoria, where she had been employed since 1948.

She also was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Women of the Moose, all of New Riegel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, with the Rev. Leonard Kistler C.PP.S. and the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh C.PP.S. as con-celebrants. The rosary will be recited at the church at 9:40 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, New Riegel.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 4 p.m., Women of the Moose services at 6 p.m., followed by American Legion Auxiliary services.

Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Church's Restoration Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.


Kathrens, Opal L.
Former hardware owner/operator

Opal L. Kathrens, 92, a resident of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, formerly of Stinchcomb Drive, both of Fostoria, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born in Hancock County Sept. 8, 1907, to Albertis N. and Bertha L. (Hardwick) Rader. She married Emmett A. Dippelhofer. They were divorced. On May 24, 1950, in Adrian, Mich., she married R. Don Kathrens. He died July 14, 1987.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Alberta) Hyte of Fostoria; a stepdaughter, June Lindstrom of Engelwood, Colo.; two stepsons, Richard Kathrens of Jackson, Mich., and Neal Kathrens of Findlay; a sister, Cleota Benham of Findlay; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Cleah Ellen Dippelhofer, and a sister, Kathryn Traucht.

Mrs. Kathrens, a 1925 graduate of Findlay High School, was the owner/operator of Kathrens Hardware in Ottawa Lake, Mich., for more than 27 years, retiring in 1979.

She also worked as an interior decorator in the Toledo area, retiring in 1985 after 25 years.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria; its Sharing and Caring Group, Fostoria Ladies Garden Club and the Upbeat Support Group of Findlay.

She also served as a volunteer at Fostoria Community Hospital and the Bureau of Concern.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the church or the Good Shepherd Home.



Lentz, Brenda
Fostoria native/waitress

Brenda Lenz, 56, of Ames Street, Clyde, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Bellevue Hospital.

She was born in Fostoria Sept. 23, 1943. Her mother, Twila (Krouse) Tobin, and her step-father, Frank Tobin, are deceased.

Survivors include: her companion, Gerald Grassman of Clyde; a son, Tony Lenz of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandchild; and five sisters, Vicki La Plante of Cape Giradeau, Mo., Sandusky O'Connor of Ocala, Fla., Kathryn Tinoco of Utica, N.Y., and Sylvia Titus and Charlene Ponce, both of Fostoria.

Mrs. Lenz, who received her education in the Fostoria schools, had been employed as a waitress in Fremont and Fostoria.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in Scott-Trinity Cemetery, Risingsun.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of the service at the funeral home.


LaValle "Joey" G. Joseph
Fostorian's Brother

UPPER SANDUSKY -- Joseph "Joey" G. LaValle, 28, of North Eighth Street, Upper Sandusky, died Monday, May 15, 2000 in a traffic accident on U.S. 30, west of Upper Sandusky.

He was born March 31, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Joseph and Janet Kay (Borkosky) LaValle, and they survive in Marseilles Township, Upper Sansusky. He married Rebecca Covert on May 21, 1994, and she also survives.

Other survivors include a sister, Jennifer LaValle, Fostoria; a maternal grandmother, E. Maxine Borkosky, Upper Sandusky; and a paternal grandmother, Pauline (Iannaci) LaValle, Barnegat, N.J.

Mr. LaValle was manager of Applebee's Restaurant in Lima, and had previously been manager of Applebee's in Findlay.

He was a 1990 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School and a 1995 graduate of Tiffin University, where he received a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management. He was a member of Sigma Omega Sigma fraternity at Tiffin University.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and two hours before services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 207, Upper Sandusky, 43351.



Lusk, Gretchen M.
Fostoria homemaker

Gretchen M. Lusk, 97, of Nichols Street, Fostoria, died at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in the Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born in Gilboa Oct. 21, 1902, to Ora and Louisa (Burton) Ulrich. In 1921, she married Lee M. Lusk. He died Feb. 22, 1968.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Harold (June) Pelton of Fostoria, Mrs. Louis (Audrey) Kimmet of Republic and Mrs. Harry (Margie) Slayter of Findlay; a sister, Marciene Ball of Spencerville; 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Dale L. Lusk; two brothers, Virgil and Don Ulrich; two sisters, Dorothy Pickens and Alta Mahoney; and a great-grandchild, Regina Pelton.

A homemaker, Mrs. Lusk enjoyed crocheting, gardening and flowers.

The Rev. Edmond Zickefoos will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Friday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Ed LeForge
Retired Fostoria teacher

Ed LeForge, 70, of Maysville, Ky., died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, in Meadowview Regional Medical Center, following a battle with cancer.

He was born June 30, 1929, to the late Robert and Della (Garrett) LeForge. In October 1953, he married Joyce Scott, who survives in Simon Kenton Acres, Maysville.

Other survivors include: three sons, Christopher LeForge of Fostoria, Scott LeForge of Akron and Dan LeForge of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Melody) Whitman, also of Fostoria; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; an aunt and numerous nieces and nephews.

A brother, Ronald LeForge, died in 1983.

A 1947 graduate of Maysville High School, where he was a member of the 1947 state basketball champions, Mr. LeForge was a member of the Kentucky State All Stars in the annual game against Indiana.

Also a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1951, which he attended on a basketball scholarship, he was a member of its basketball and tennis teams.

Following his college graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and then began his teaching and coaching career at West Union High School. He also taught and coached at Aberdeen High School, until the school was consolidated.

Mr. LeForge and his family moved to Fostoria where he continued teaching until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church and enjoyed woodworking and furniture building.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Central United Methodist Church, Maysville, with Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will follow in Maysville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home, Maysville, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 1 W. McDonald Parkway, Maysville, KY 41056 or the Central United Methodist Church, 912 E. Second St., Maysville.


Kastner, Raymond J.
Webster Mfg. retiree

Raymond J. Kastner, 92, died at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at his home at 187 Fourth Ave.

He was born Feb. 11, 1908, in Tiffin to Joseph and Margaret (Zaph) Kastner. His wife of 55 years, Catherine (Ferstler) Kastner, whom he married July 24, 1928, in St. Mary Church, Tiffin, died Nov. 23, 1983. On Feb. 27, 1987, in St. Mary Church, Tiffin, he married Alice C. Kraft, who died Jan. 12, 1989.

Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Phillips and Mrs. Bernard (Martha) Hohman, both of Tiffin, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Dell of Sherman, Texas, and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Stever of Fostoria; two stepsons, Pat Reed and Anthony "Tony" Reed of Parker, Colo.; two brothers, Paul and George Kastner, both of Tiffin; a sister, Mary Jo Gase of Tiffin; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

A daughter, Ruth Ann; a brother, William Kastner; and two grandchildren, also are deceased.

Mr. Kastner retired in 1974 as foreman of both the punch press and chain departments at Webster Mfg. Co., after 40 years of employment.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society, Allen Eiry Senior Center and Eagles 402, of which he was a charter member and member of its drill team.

He was famous for his fish fries, along with his brother, George.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Friday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Calvert High School Foundation, the church or the donor's choice


Kintz, Mary M.
Grocery store owner/operator

Mary M. Kintz, 84, formerly of 612 S. Union St., Fostoria, died at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in St. Catherines Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Nov. 8, 1915, in Gas City, Ind., to Fred R. and Fayette (Ferwalt) Howard. Her husband, Paul C. Kintz, whom she married Sept. 4, 1937, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, died Aug. 13, 1991.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Fayanne) Ochs of Fostoria; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry "Hank" Howard of Fremont; and three sisters, Madonnna Roberts of Fostoria, Patricia Wolfarth of Tucson, Ariz. and Margaret Bruce of Columbus.

A sister, Beatrice Ruehle and a brother, Alex Howard, also are deceased.

Mrs. Kintz had been employed as a clerk at JC Penney, formerly of Fostoria and owned and operated Kintz Grocery Store in Fostoria with her husband. She also worked as a clerk at Town and Country, also of Fostoria.

A 1933 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, she was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, all of Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or St. Catherine's Auxiliary



Lyburtus, Charles R. Sr.
Bendix retiree

Charles R. LyBurtus, Sr., 70, of Lynn Street, Fostoria, died at 9:40 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2000, at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

Mr. LyBurtus was born July 14, 1929, in Fostoria to LeRoy and Marie (Peters) LyBurtus. He married Dorothy Johnson Feb. 14, 1948, in Covington, Ky. who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Charles R. LyBurtus, Jr. of Los Angeles, and Darrin L. LyBurtus of Fostoria; two daughters, Linda M. Roberts of Cleveland, and Marsha E. LyBurtus of Findlay; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marva LyBurtus of Kokomo, Ind.

He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Pamela K. LyBurtus; two brothers, LeRoy and Donald; and a sister, Patricia Jones.

He was a member of the 1948 class of Fostoria High School; he started to work at age 13 at the Porters Dry Cleaners where he became owner and operator from 1963 to 1978; retired from Bendix Autolite (now Honeywell), in 1992, where he had worked since 1978.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Minister Theodore LyBurtus officiating. Burial will be at Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia and will take place Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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

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


 

LeComte, Jack R.
Retired research chemist

Jack R. LeComte, 76, of 1050 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Wayne, to Harold A. and Blanche (Dicken) LeComte.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet M. Peterson of Hingham, Maine and Debra S. Rohrer of Springfield; a brother, James H. LeComte of Judsonia, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

A brother, Charles E. LeComte, also is deceased.

Mr. LeComte, a research chemist for Dupoint in Wilmington, Del., retired in 1985.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Springfield.

Graveside services in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, will be private. The Rev. Jeffrey Waite of High Street United Methodist Church, will officiate.

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

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


Lovejoy, Mervin R.

BLOOMDALE -- Funeral services for Mervin Ray Lovejoy, 76, of 8844 Stearns Road, Bloomdale, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, the Revs. Lacy Spry, Ernest Vance and Lee Rakes officiating. Burial will be in Scites Cemetery, Sias, W.Va.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Lovejoy died at 1:09 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000 at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

He was born Dec. 22, 1923 to Jake and Rhoda (Buzzard) Lovejoy. He was raised by Margie Adkins. He married Ruby Adkins Vance on May 4, 1961 in West Virginia, and she survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Alvin, Don and Garfield, all of Fostoria; Dale of Rawson; Bobby of Hammenburg; two stepsons, David Vance, Cleveland; Calvin Vance, North Baltimore; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, William of Florida.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren; a brother, Fred; and a sister, Winnie Lovejoy.

Mr. Lovejoy was employed at A&P in Bloomdale.


Knierim, Juanita V.
Former Fostoria resident

Former Fostoria resident, Juanita V. Knierim, 88, of 12 Waverly Ave., Little Falls, N.Y., died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, in the Little Falls Hospital.

She was born June 16, 1912, in Wood County, to Benjamin and Mabel (Fry) Haughawout. Her husband, Henry Knierim, whom she married in Wauseon, died April 18, 1967.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. John (Cynthia L.) Grau of Little Falls; two brothers, Maxwell Haughawout of Monroeville, Mich. and Wallace Haughawout of Fostoria; and a grandchild.

Three brothers, Floyd, Claude and Thurman Haughawout; and a sister, Gertrude Correll, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Knierim, a graduate of Bloomdale High School, retired in 1972, from the Ford Motor Co. (now Honeywell) in Fostoria, after 30 years of employment.

A former member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, she was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Falls.

The Rev. Carl Kessler of Hope Lutheran Church, will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Sunday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church.


King, Clara B.
Fostoria resident

Clara B. King, 89, of 330 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 8:07 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born June 21, 1911, in Seneca County to C. Coleman and Ida S. (Stoup) Shuff. On Nov. 22, 1933, she married Paul J. King in St. Mary's Church at Millersville. He died April 18, 1974.

Survivors include: four sons, Arthur L. of Pine Mountain Club, Calif., Richard J. of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Gerald F. of Fostoria and Marvin E. of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Linda) Terry of Bascom; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Strausbaugh of Fostoria.

The following preceded her in death: two sons, Thomas C. and Joseph P.; five brothers, Charles B., John E., Frank O., Otto R., and Lewis H. Shuff; and four sisters, Glenda M. Kline, Pearl L. Hoffman, Mary E. Shuff and Catharine E. Shuff.

Mrs. King was a homemaker and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, following by burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. Wendelin Educational Foundation.


Karcher, Marie M.
Sister of area residents

Marie M. Karcher, 82, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at her residence on CR 82, Forest.

She was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Seneca County, to Charles P. and Elizabeth M. (Walter) Boes. Her husband, Albert L. Karcher, whom she married Jan. 2, 1941, in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Alvada, survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Joseph A Karcher of Garrettsville, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Rose Marie) Miller of Dunkirk; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara Miller of Fostoria; and two brothers, Gerald and Eugene Boes, both of Alvada.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Phillip and Richard; and a sister, Marguerette.

Mrs. Karcher, a homemaker, also worked as a teacher's aide and cook at Forest Elementary School and in housekeeping at Fairhaven Community Health Care Center for three years.

She and her husband, also were caretakers of Jackson Township cemeteries and roads for 13 years. and she helped on the family farm.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kirby and its Rosary Altar Society and served as a former parish council member and lay minister.

She also was a member of the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Guild, Wyandot County Senior Citizens, where she was involved in fund-raising projects, the Farmers Union, Local AARP Chapter and the Farm Bureau Council

She was a past member of the Happy Harvest Council Group, a Red Cross blood donor; was awarded, by the State of Ohio, for extraordinary volunteer service to her community and was awarded, by the Ohio House of Representatives, as an Outstanding Senior Citizen for Wyandot County for the Area Agency on Aging Inc. Mrs. Karcher visited nursing homes and housebound residents and provided transportation to those in need.

An avid baseball fan, she enjoyed playing cards, the Wyandot County Fair, traveling, and baking.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kirby, with the Rev. James Holmer as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, where a Biblical wake service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hardin County, the church, Wyandot County Senior Citizens or a charity of the donor's choice.


Lytle, Dorothy K.
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy K. Lytle, 82 of Good Shepherd Home, formerly of North Vine Street, Fostoria, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Home. She was born July 21, 1918, to Gerald and Lucille (Kauffman) Wallace. On May 25, 1935, she married Elmo L. Lytle. He died Jan. 20, 1969.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Lind of Wallbridge, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Lytle was a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

The Rev. Donald R. Goodwin will officiate the 11 a.m. service today at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from two hours prior to the service today.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.


Kennedy, George

Fostorians Father

George W. Kennedy, 70, of Findlay, died at 1:48 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at his residence.

He was born June 9, 1930 in Lebanon, Pa. to Arthur E. and Mary A. (Kershner) Kennedy. He married Phyllis J. Bibler on Feb. 3, 1957, in Findlay with U.S. Rep. Tennison Guyer officiating the ceremony, and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, William A. of Findlay; and Thomas G. of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Debra) Mahnick, Beaver, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur in Florida; and Patrick and Harry, both of Findlay; and a sister, Edith Kennedy, Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. Kennedy retired in 1984 as Fire Chief for the City of Findlay, after 25 years of service. He joined the department in 1959, and as captain served as Findlay Fire Marshall from 1970-73. He was appointed to Chief in 1973, serving 11 years in that position. He also was a former Trade & Industries instructor, teaching fire school to most Hancock County Fire Departments.

Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1948-49.

He was a member of Ohio Fire Chief's Association, First Christian Church, Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Findlay Lions Club and Loyal Order of the Moose 698.

He was a former member of Findlay Jaycees, served on committees that formed the Ohio Fire Academy, and was a former course developer for the academy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Terry McBeath officiating. Burial will be in Houcktown Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Creighton Dialysis Center, 145 W. Wallace St., or First Christian Church, 620 N. Main St..

Harold Rubel


Ledwedge, Robert Francis
Retired Mercy Hospital LPN

Robert Francis Ledwedge, 80, of 6256 W. TR 112, Fostoria, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Fostoria, to Patrick and Catherine (Lemm) Ledwedge. His wife, Mary A. (Colatruglio) Ledwedge, whom he married April 27, 1940, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.

Other survivors include: four children, Mrs. Robert (Katie) Gosche of Fostoria, Patrick J. Ledwedge of McCutchenville, Mrs. David (Francine) Ritzler and Mrs. William (Joanne) Kagy, both of Findlay; two sisters, Patricia Meyers of Fostoria and Mrs. Richard (Julie) Wasserman of Fremont; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, William and James.

A retired licensed practical nurse, Mr. Ledwedge had been employed at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin for 31 years; at St. Francis Home and St. Bernardine's Hospital, San Bernardino, Calif.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Philippines and Japan, he attained the rank of staff sergeant.

He attended St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, where he served as a Eucharistic minister for many years; the former Holy Name Society and the Third Order of St. Francis.

A Catechist certified in basic and advanced C.C.D. teaching, Mr. Ledwedge taught classes for 23 years at St. Patrick, St. Andrew, Liberty; St. Stevens, Republic and Rock of Ages in Hawaii. He also worked as a teacher's aide in the St. Wendelin Schools.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick Catholic Church, with con-celebrants the Rev. Art Niewiadomski and the Rev. Richard Dunn. The rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will take place.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Right to Life, the donor's choice, Little Sisters of the Poor, Oregon, Ohio; Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin; Ursuline Sisters, Toledo; The Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo or Sisters of Mercy, Tiffin.


Kovach, Michael "Mr. K.
Fostoria KFC owner/operator

Michael "Mr. K." Kovach, 83, of 1280 Van Buren St., Fostoria, died at 10:42 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in The Independence House.

He was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Fredericktown, Pa., to George and Anna (Popadines) Kovach. He married Julia Pusheck. She died Oct. 9, 1984. He married Cheryl Ruth Brown Aug. 26, 1986. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Judith Ann Giblin of Sylvania; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Kovach of California and John Kovach of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, June Zeisel of California, Helen Grabowski of Michigan and Elizabeth Wendling of New Jersey.

A daughter, Michelle; a son, Michael; and three sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Kovach was owner and operator of "Kentucky Fried Chicken" in Fostoria since 1967 and a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Byzantine Church in Livonia, Mich., with the Rev. Nicholas Ivan officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. today and 12-5 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, Livonia, Mich., where a "Parastas" service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to The Bridge Hospice Care Center or to a charity of the donor's choice, c/o Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, which is handling the local arrangements.


Krause, Catherine Mae
General Motors retiree

Catherine Mae "Aunt Kate" Krause, 82, formerly of Cleveland and Glenwood Avenue, Fostoria, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Bellevue, to Andrew and Marie (Schaeffer) Frankart. Her husband, Otto A. Krause, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marian Flicker of Fostoria and Mrs. Evelyn Perse of Marblehead.

A brother, Earl W. Frankart, also is deceased.

Mrs. Krause, a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, and the UAW of Cleveland, was employed in the Propshaft Department at General Motors, Cleveland, for 25 years, retiring in 1975.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in the Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


Lang, Raymond
Roppe Retiree

BASCOM -- Raymond C. Lang, 72, of Poplar Street, Bascom, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 9, 1928 in Wood County to Arthur and Theresa (Filliater) Lang. He married Ellen Atkins on June 30, 1951 in Carey, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Bruce R. of Tiffin; Mark A. of Fostoria; and Christopher L. of Bascom; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Suzette) Baker, Fostoria; five grandchildren; five brothers, Gilbert of Fostoria; Norbert of Carey; Alvin of Bascom; and Robert and Wilbur, both of Tiffin; and four sisters, Helen Fleck, Hollywood, Fla.; Pauline Lang, Marion; Margaret Elchert, New Riegel; and Donna Newlove, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Mr. Lang retired from Roppe Corporation in 1990 after 30 years of employment. He also worked at Meadowbrook Park in Bascom, retiring in February 2000 after 49 years.

He served in the U.S. Army after World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom; and Fostoria Eagles Club.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a scripture service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Home Health Care, Tiffin; Community Hospice, Tiffin; or a charity of the donor's choice.


Kagy, Floyd H.
Columbia Gas retiree

Floyd H. Kagy, 84, of CR 60, Fostoria, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Kagy was born Dec. 12, 1915, to Stephen and Mary E. (DeVore) Kagy. He married Clara E. Baker April 6, 1947, in Belmore, and she survives along with the following: a son, Floyd H. Kagy Jr. of Wisconsin; a daughter, Alyce Guernsey of Fostoria; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Serge Kagy of Bluffton.

A daughter, Mary Stewart; a grandson, Jamie Bennett; four brothers, John, Ray, Lawrence and Leonard Kagy; five sisters, Iva Bryan, Imo Varner, Dorotha Schweitzer, Nina Harmon and Florence Briggs are deceased.

He was a 1933 graduate of Crawfis College High School, Gillboa; a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II; retired from Columbia Gas Company, Fostoria, in 1983, after 25 years of employment; and a member of the Union United Church of Christ, Bascom.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. James Michaels officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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


Lannen, Joanne M.
Fostoria homemaker

Joanne M. Lannen, 77, of 412 Glenview Dr., Fostoria, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Fostoria to Otto and Adaline (Martin) Huth. She married Richard M. Lannen on Oct. 4, 1947, in St. Wendelin's Catholic Church and he survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Vicki Lannen of Fostoria and Mrs. Stephen (Terri) Reinhart of Bascom; and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Lannen was a 1941 graduate of St. Wendelin High School; attend Tiffin University; was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary-Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella.

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

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

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Elementary School.


Limes, Glenn E. "Skip"
Staff Sgt. U.S. Army-retired

Glenn E. "Skip" Limes, 67, of North Main Street, Fostoria, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Heartland of Perrysburg.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Toledo, to the late Cloyce and Dorothy (Benton) Limes.

Surviving are: a brother, Lloyd Limes of Palm Springs, Calif.; four sisters, Mary Hampshire of Fostoria, Dorothy Sniegowski and Emma Jean Spratt, both of Toledo and Wilma Bailey of National City, Calif.

Mr. Limes retired in 1973 as a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army, after 23 years of service. The

Rev. Donald Goodwin will conduct the private graveside service in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, near Bradner


Linneman-Davis, Violet B.
Homemaker

Violet B. Linneman-Davis, 87, of Main Street, Montezuma, Ohio, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, in the Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born April 26, 1913, in Ansonia, Ohio, to Frank and Clara (Murray) Birt. On April 1, 1937, she married Vernon L. Linneman, who preceded her in death May 4, 1978. She later married Louis A. Davis on Oct. 29, 1982, and he died Sept. 20, 1992.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Connie) Hoening of Fostoria; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lovell Birt of West Jefferson and Doyle Birt of Coldwater; and two sisters, Mary K. Smalley and Patty Fleck, both of Celina.

A sister, Thelma Ott, also preceded her in death.

A homemaker, Mrs. Davis was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with the Rev. James Dugal C.PP.S. and the Rev. Ronald Wilker as con-celebrants. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation also will take place 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Montezuma.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Lanning, Sylvester C. "Sy"
Retired carpenter/millwright

Sylvester C. "Sy" Lanning, 85, of Van Buren Street, Fostoria, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, in the Toledo Hospital.

He was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Kansas, Ohio, to Charles and Ollie (Luman) Lanning. He first married Vera Detillian, who died in October 1971. His second wife, Hallie Lanning, died in 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Gillespie of Delphos, Carol Rinehart and Mrs. Clyde (Sharon) Kimble, both of Fostoria; a sister, Bertha Reinhart of Kansas; 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Ella Mae Nye, Jenny Belle Hillebrand and Martha Merkle; a grandson and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lanning, retired in 1984 as a carpenter and millwright in Toledo, where he had been employed for 25 years. Prior to that he was employed at Union Carbide in Fostoria for 20 years.

An avid woodworker, he also made and repaired musical interments.

Pastor Keith Davis will conduct the 1 p.m. Friday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Memorial Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

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


Lonsway, Lucille M.
Retired nurse

Lucille M. Lonsway, 89, of Fostoria, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in the Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born June 17, 1911, in New Riegel, to Aurelius C. and Clara P. (Weinandy) Klein. Her husband, Ernest J. Lonsway, whom she married Feb. 14, 1933, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, died Aug. 30, 1990.

Surviving are a son, Gerard E. Lonsway of Oregon, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Klein of Toledo and George Klein of Greenville, S.C.; and a sister, Helen Rose Atchley of Battle Creek, Mich.

Also deceased are a son, Robert E.; two brothers, Harold and Charles Klein; and a half sister, Evelyn Buzzell.

Mrs. Lonsway's career included nursing positions at Fostoria City Hospital, Mercy Hospital in Toledo and Tiffin and home nursing assignments in the Fostoria area. She also assisted efforts in helping her husband with new business ventures.

A 1932 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo, she was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, its Rosary Altar Society, the Daughters of Isabella, Catholic Nurses, and past president of the Circle of Mercy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m.. Burial will be in St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, New Riegel.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Rick Lonsway Senior Center, Fostoria, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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