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2001 Obituaries - A - B


Abell, Arthur


ADKINS, JOHN W.

ALLEY, ROSE MARIE

Altvater, Timothy


ANDREZEJEWSKI, MARSHA F.

Arrendondo, Linda

APPELL, VIRGINIA R.

AULT, J. KENNETH J.

BAKER, ALDEN

BAKER, DOYLE A.

BANKS, NETTIE V.

BARBOUR, DALE K.

BARTH, BERTHA (BEA) F.

BARTH, DOROTHY D.

BATES, ROBERT E.

BAYLIFF, PAMELA WICKISER

BEAMER, WANDA H.

BECHTEL, SAMUEL C.

Beltz, LaVerne M.


BEESON, JEAN F.

BERNAL, JOSE C., Sr.

Berry, James R., Sr.

BETHEL, ANNA LOUISE

BETHEL, JUDITH F.

BETHEL, JAMES M., JR.

BLOOM, DOROTHY M.

BLOOM, WALTER

BOAS, ROBERT R.

BODART, RAYMOND

BOHRING, DALE C.

BOLIN, MARGARET R.

BOLEN, NORMAN R.

BOULBOULLE, JACQUELIN

Bradford, Mahlon Charles

BREECE, ROBERT F.

Brendle, Eunice C.


BRENDLE, ROBERT A.

BRICKNER, EDMUND A.

BURGER, HOWARD G.

BURNS, MARJORIE A.

Burrell, David


BUSH, DORIS M.

Butzier, Marjorie June


BYERS, GRACE L.



Bradford, Mahlon Charles
Father of Fostoria resident

Mahlon Charles Bradford, 70, of Circle Drive, Fremont, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, 2001, in the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital, Fremont.

He was born March 16, 1930, in Fremont, to the late Arthur J. and Luelle May (Beard) Bradford. In 1950, he married Lucille J. Schultz, who preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Lois (Bouyack) Carnicom on May 2, 1999, in St. Mark Lutheran Church, Fremont. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Don (Cheryl Marie) Karr and Cynthia May Preston, both of Fremont; a son, Joseph L. Bradford of Fostoria; two step sons, Kevin Carnicom of Toledo and Kent Carnicom of Fremont; a step daughter, Karen Heater of Fremont; a brother, George W. Bradford of Bowling Green, Ky.; nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Henrietta Brockway.

Mr. Bradford, a 1949 graduate of Fremont Ross High School, was a semi-retired electronic technicial with La Mar Joseph's TV and Appliance.

He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where he served as vice president of its Church Council and was a member of its choir. He also served as treasurer of the NorthWest Ohio Amateur Astronomers Club.

He enjoyed golf, tennis, music, computers and researching geneaology.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mark Lutheran Church, where his body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Nopper-Karlovetz Mortuary, Fremont.

Memorials may be made to the church.


 

Arrendondo, Linda
Sister of Fostoria Resident


A Mass of Christian Burial for Linda Arredondo, 39, of 1229 Vincent St., Findlay, will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay, the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay.

Ms. Arredondo died at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center's emergency room.

She was born Jan. 23, 1961, in Findlay to Oscar and Tomasa (Salazar) Arredondo.

Survivors include four sisters, Irma, Virginia and Mary Arredondo, all of Findlay; and Yolanda Arredondo, California; and four brothers, Fred of Fostoria; Marc of Toledo; John of Findlay; and Victor of Mansfield.

Ms. Arredondo worked at Chi Chi's restaurant in Findlay.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840.


Altvater, Timothy

FOREST -- Timothy "Timmy" Altvater, 10, of Forest, died early Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2001 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, due to injuries suffered in a hit-skip accident.

He was born July 2, 1990 in Fostoria to Tim and Susan (Wyant) Altvater, and they survive in Forest.

Also surviving are three sisters, Leann, Heather and Krystal Altvater, all at home; and grandparents Charlie and Barb Wyant, Fostoria; and Viola Altvater, Forest.

Timothy was a third grade student at Riverdale Elementary.

He attended Heritage Christian Union Church, Forest.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Price Funeral Home, Kenton, the Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


Abell, Arthur

FOSTORIA -- Arthur C. "Red" Abell, 78, of Gormley Street, Fostoria, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his residence.

He was born April 1, 1922, in Findlay to Charles D. and Grace E. (Dennis) Abell. He married Anna Louise Davis on Dec. 12, 1942, in Fremont, and she survives him.

Survivors also include three sons, Arthur Jr. of Fostoria; John of Toney, Ala.; and Michael of Huntsville, Ala.; three daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Sherry) Ebersole, Findlay; Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Williams, Athens, Ala.; and Mrs. Raymond (Cindy) Valenti, Fostoria; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Merle of New Castle, Ind.; and a sister, Betty McCall, Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild; and four brothers, Francis, Ed, Fred and Don.

Mr. Abell retired in 1979 from the U.S. Department of Defense, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo., after 32 years of service.

He was of the Protestant faith; was a member of Fostoria VFW and American Legion, and Seneca County Disabled American Veterans; and was active in junior baseball in Fostoria and Huntsville, Ala.

He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Alonzo Wise officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Joint Veterans Groups of Fostoria, will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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


Brendle, Eunice C.
Homemaker/former cafeteria worker

Eunice C. Brendle, 82, formerly of West TR 108, New Riegel, died at 9:18 a..m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Seneca County, to J. Warren and Nancy :(Wolfarth) Adams. Her husband, Robert A. Brendle, whom she married Feb. 13, 1938, in the parsonage of St. John's United Church of Christ, Tiffin., survives in New Riegel.

Survivors also include: four sons, Ronald A. Brendle of Scottsville, Ky., Robert A. Brendle II of Fostoria, J. Frederick and Charles A. Brendle, both of New Riegel; two daughters, Mrs. David (Beverly A.) Dundore of Tiffin and Mrs. Vaughn (Mary M.) Moore of Fostoria; three sisters, Ruth Borkosky of Fostoria and Carol Cooper and Wilma Recker, both of Tiffin; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.

A brother, Donald Adams; and a sister, Florence Lott, also are deceased.

Mrs. Brendle, a homemaker, also worked for a number of years in the cafeteria at Hopewell-Loudon School, Bascom.

A 1937 graduate of Fostoria High School, she was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, rural Fostoria, its Women's Guild, where she served as past president; the Hopewell-Loudon Music Boosters, where she served as a former officer and the Farm Bureau.

She also served as a volunteer at Fairhaven Home in Upper Sandusky.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jim Michaels officiating. Interment will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1371 S. SR 587, Fostoria, OH 44830.


Beltz, LaVerne M.

LaVerne M. Beltz, 92, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, and formerly of Findlay, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the care center.

She was born Jan. 2, 1909, in Findlay to Harry P. and Etta (Bowman) Beltz.

Survivors include two brothers, Richard H. of St. Marys; and Harold R. of Findlay; and two sisters, Moleta Mitchell, North Baltimore; and Jeannette Montooth, Springfield, Ill.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Leslie; and a sister, Janet Litchtle.

Miss Beltz retired in 1974 as an office manager for former Findlay dentist Dr. Blackburn.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to St. Catherines Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria.



Butzier, Marjorie June
Former Kansas Resident
 
Marjorie June Butzier, 78, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center and formerly of Kansas, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
 
She was born June 4, 1922, in Tiffin to Earl and Laura (Houx) Conrad. She married Carl L. Butzier July 5, 1945, in Fostoria. He died Dec. 1, 1960.
 
Survivors include: a son, Tom Butzier of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. David (Carol) Gannon of Tiffin, Mrs. Vernon (Linda) Olmstead of Fostoria and Janis Butzier of Rudolph; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
Also deceased are a grandson, Bruce Meade; two brothers, Edwin and Brooklyn; and a sister, Ruth Conrad.
 
She was a 1941 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School; retired in 1987 from the dietary department at Fremont Memorial Hospital with over 20 years of service; a member of Kansas United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and former Kansas Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary member.
 
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home with the Rev. Ivan Schwenn officiating. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery.
 
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to the Kansas United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Berry, James R., Sr.

James R. Berry Sr., 53, of 426 S. Town St., Fostoria, died at 12 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 at his residence.

James R. Berry Sr., 53, of 426 S. Town St., Fostoria, died at 12 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 at his residence.

He was born April 10, 1947 in Collinwood, Tenn. to Hershel H. Berry and Estella (Ketten) May. His father survives in Florida, and his mother survives in Toledo. He married Helen F. Shackelford on July 22, 1978 in Batavia, and she survives

Also surviving are two daughters, Valerie Renae Hall, Fort Hood, Texas; and Andrea Lynn Rickett, Old Fort, N.C.; five sons, James Robert Jr. of Hendersonville, N.C.; Anthony Blaine of Burnsville, N.C.; and Ricky R., Donald R. and James Robert II, all of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Reba May Watson, Toledo; and Martha Lou Berry, Michigan; and eight brothers, Kenneth, Jerry, Byron and Mickey, all of Toledo; Bennie and Bill, both of Owensboro, Ky.; Myron of Cincinnati; and Ricky of LaGrange, Ky.

Mr. Berry was a self-employed contractor who owned and operated Berry Construction, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Paul E. Myers 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.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Seneca County or the funeral home.


Burrell, David
Union Carbide Retiree

VAN BUREN -- J. David Burrell, 89, of 214 W. Market St., Van Buren, died at 8:03 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born May 5, 1911 in Van Buren to Harry Oliver and Josie (Kleckner) Burrell. He married Mildred R. Feller on Oct. 30, 1934, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, John D. Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene E. (Elva L.) Kirian, Bowling Green; and Mrs. Myron J. (Mary A.) Kauffman, Van Buren; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clair, Delos and Orlo; and a sister, Bernette Wingate.

Mr. Burrell retired in 1973 from Union Carbide Company, Fostoria.

He was a member of Van Buren United Methodist Church and Knights of Pythias.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, the Revs. Ben Lowell and James Sharrett officiating. Burial will be in Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


BLOOM, DOROTHY M.

Dorothy M. Bloom, 91, of Fremont, died Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2001, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born Nov. 23, 1909, in Elmore, to Henry and Lydia (Wendt) Croll. Her husband, Oliver Bloom, whom she married June 25, 1930, in Elmore, died in August 1995.

Survivors include: a daughter, Ardith Rinebold of Fostoria; a son, Lowell H. Bloom of Goodyear, Ariz.; a sister, Helen Stiger of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Deceased is a brother, Richard Croll.

Mrs. Bloom, a 1927 graduate of Elmore High School, was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Fremont and its Crusaders Class.

She enjoyed sewing and baking pies and camping with her husband.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore.

The Nopper-Karlovetz Mortuary, Fremont, is in charge of arrangements.

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


BERNAL, JOSE C., Sr.

Jose C. "Joe" Bernal Sr., 50, of Pasadena, TX., died at 11:35 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX.

He was born Nov. 28, 1950 in Fostoria, to Ismael B. and Maria C. (Carmona) Bernal. They survive in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Bernal married Emma Martinez, they later were divorced. In 1992 he married Anecia Miller. She died in l999.

Survivors also include: two sons; Jose Miller of Louisiana and Jose C. Bernal, Jr. of Cleburne, TX, 3 daughters; Lisa A. Bernal, of Fostoria, Angel Verdin, of Louisiana, and Joann Bernal, of Rosenberg, TX, six brothers, Marvin, Gilbert "Bob", Raul "Rudy", and John P. Bernal all of Fostoria, Miguel "Mike" Bernal of San Antonio, TX, and Mario Bernal, of Needville, TX, five sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Aurora) Robinson, Mrs. Agapito (Alicia) Gonzales and Estelle Bernal all of Fostoria, Sylvia Hoening of Liberty Center and Rosalinda Bernal of San Antonio, TX.

Mr. Bernal had been employed for 18 years at National Transmission, Houston, TX., and had worked locally at the former Bill O'Donnell Chevrolet in Fostoria. He attended Fostoria High School, was a former member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church, Pasadena, TX.

A funeral mass was held, Wed. March 21, in St. Pius Catholic Church with burial in South Park Cemetery, Pearland, TX.

A memorial mass will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Memorials can be made to the St. Wendelin Catholic Church or the Bureau of Concern, Fostoria, in care of Hoening Funeral Home


ALLEY, ROSE MARIE

Rose Marie Niswander Alley, 84, of S. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Toledo.

She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Coldwater, Mich., to Fred and Edith (Moon) Shuman. On April 7, 1933, in Fostoria, she married Cloyd Niswander. He died Nov. 25, 1965. On Aug. 9, 1969, in Fostoria, she married Ralph "Peck" Alley, and he survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Irvan "Bud", Doug and Jerry Niswander, all of Fostoria; a step-son, Gerald Alley of Ontario, Canada; a brother, Fred Shuman, of Crossville, Tenn., three sisters, Freda Brooks and Thelma Stiger, both of Fostoria, and Arlene Cooper of Bascom; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are: a son, Michael Niswander; a step-son, Michael Alley; two brothers, Richard and Walter Shuman; a sister, Doris Seel, and one grandchild.

Mrs. Alley, a homemaker, retired in 1976 from Bendix, and was a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church in Fostoria.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fostoria Red Cross.


BAKER, ALDEN

Alden Baker, 74, of 126 N. Monroe St., Tiffin, died at 6:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center of Toledo.

He was born on March 1, 1927, in Republic, to Joseph M. and Mary (Hansberger) Baker. On Dec. 4, 1946, in Dunkirk, he married Blanche Lloyd, and she survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, Herbert Baker of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Rick Baker of Tiffin; four daughters, Mrs. Stacy (Susan) Feller, Mrs. Nicholas (Kathy) Elchert, and Mrs. Rick (Patty) Kauffman, all of Tiffin, and Mrs. Steve (Tracy) Haughawout of Bloomdale; a brother, Harold Baker of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Vern (Gloria) Kinn of Fostoria; and 11 grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers, Stanley and Burdette Baker.

Mr. Baker, owned and operated Alden Baker Trucking for over 50 years. He had also worked for Huber Trucking in Tiffin and Craun Trucking in Bettsville. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 169 in Tiffin.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Puget Sound, and was awarded the Victory Ribbon for WWII, the American Area Ribbon, and he Asiatic Pacific Ribbon.

Services will take place, 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jan Kucera officiating.

Entombment will be in the Seneca Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Tiffin, with Military Rites performed by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent Medical Center Palliative Care Unit; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; or Tiffin Mercy Hospital Emergency Care Center.


ANDREZEJEWSKI, MARSHA F.

Marsha F. Andrezejewski, 44, of Hilton Avenue, Findlay, died of natural causes at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Cleveland Clinic.

She was born July 12, 1956 in Fostoria to Ralph and Stella P. (Davis) Hook, and her mother survives in Fostoria. She married James K. Andrezejewski Jr. July 17, 1989 in Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Michael M. Chevalier, Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Tenaya K.) Hayes, Del Ray Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald Davis, and Rick and Donald Hook, all of Fostoria; and two sisters, Peggy Pierce and Kathy Hook, both of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jason E. Chevalier; and a sister, Janet Mitchell.

Mrs. Andrezejewski was a homemaker.

She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1974.

She attended Faith Tabernacle Church,

Fostoria. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Revs. Donald Goodwin and James Menke officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held two hours before services Saturday at the funeral home.

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


BURNS, MARJORIE A.

Marjorie A. Burns, 70, of Kiwanis Manor in Tiffin, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Bellevue Hospital.

She was born in Bloomdale on Feb. 5, 1931, to Roscoe and Florence (Brandeberry) Drew, and both are deceased. On May 12, 1949, in Charleston, S.D., she married Eugene K. Burns. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1987.

Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Burns and Nancy Juliano, both of Bellevue; five sisters, Mrs. Warren (Della) Overly of Fostoria, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Baker, Barbara Schubert, LaDonna Burns and Joan Simpkins, all of Tiffin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Deceased include: four brothers, Earl, Charles, Edward, and Alton Drew; and an infant sister, Nancy Drew.

Mrs. Burns, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, was employed at Tiffin Bake Shop for 12-1/2 years. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 2858, Eagles Auxiliary 402, and Tiffin Moose 846. She was an avid bingo player and loved fishing.

Services will take place 11 a.m.,Wednesday, with a 10:45 a.m. Rosary, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Keith Stripe as the officiant. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Memorial Funeral Home, with a wake service at 7:45 p.m.

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


BYERS, GRACE L.
Former Fostoria resident

Grace L. Byers, 79, of 5850 Margate Blvd., Margate, Fla., died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Coral Plaza Retirement Home, Margate, Fla.

She was born in Fostoria to Albert and Marie (Osterholt) Witacre. She married Raymond A. Byers on April 25, 1953, in Fostoria. He died Oct. 11, 1989.

A son, Albert R. of Houston, Texas, survives.

Mrs. Byers was a homemaker; member of High Street United Methodist Church Fostoria, Daughters of Union Veterans, and Order of Eastern Star #94 Fostoria for over 40 years.

The Rev. Jeffrey Waite will officiate at the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, OH 44830 or OES #94, 113 E. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830


BEAMER, WANDA H.

Wanda H. Beamer, 71, of West Lytle St., died Monday morning, June 11, 2001, at her home.

She was born April 21, 1930 in Fostoria, to Harlow and Harriette (Murray) Bovee, they are deceased.

Survivors include 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Beamer was retired. She also was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arcadia.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia, with the Rev. David Bliss officiating.

There are no visitations.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or a Charity of the donor's choice.

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


BRENDLE, ROBERT A.

Robert A. Brendle, 87, of 9135 W. Township Road 108, New Riegel, died at 6:36 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001 at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

He was born Dec. 5, 1913 in Seneca County to Jacob F. and Martha (Border) Brendle. He married Eunice C. Adams on Feb. 13, 1938 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Tiffin, and she died Jan. 23, 2001.

Surviving are four sons, Ronald A. of Scottsville, Ky.; Robert A. II of Fostoria; and J. Frederick and Charles A., both of New Riegel; two daughters, Mrs. David (Beverly A.) Dundore, Tiffin; and Mrs. Vaughn (Mary M.) Moore, Fostoria; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Willard of Tiffin; and a sister, Luella Gorby, Tiffin.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert; and a sister Mildred Brendle.

Mr. Brendle was a Seneca County farmer.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fostoria, where he was a trustee and a member of the Consistory. He was a member of Bascom Elevator, Farm Bureau, and Hopewell-Loudon School Board for more than 18 years.

In May of 2001 Mr. Brendle was inducted into the Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame for his service to the school system.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Jim Michaels officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the church, 1371 S. Ohio 587, Fostoria, 44830.


BODART, RAYMOND

Raymond Joseph Bodart, 74, of 12740 Township Highway 114, Fostoria, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Elmwood Assisted Living, Tiffin.

He was born March 27, 1927 in Fostoria to Joseph Emil and Elnora (Goshe) Bodart. He married Nannette Kathleen "Nan" Simonis on Feb. 4, 1950 at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jeana Kathleen Bodart SFCC, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Mrs. Randy (Susan M.) Arnold, Jefferson City, Mo.; five sons, Stephen M. and Robert A., both of Fostoria; Ronald W. of Fredericktown; David J. of Apex, N.C.; and Gerald P. of Naples, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Ann) Yost, Carey; and two brothers, James and Carl, both of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Marie Bodart; and a brother, William.

Mr. Bodart retired in 1988 as a millwright from Autolite, Fostoria, after 44 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and a third degree honorary member of K of C Council 1197, both of Fostoria.

He was a 1945 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by 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. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Ohio Parkinson Foundation, Seneca County Community Hospice Care or the church in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.


BUSH, DORIS M.

Funeral services for Doris M. Bush, 74, formerly of 438 Edith Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Derrick R. Morant officiating. Burial will be private.

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

Mrs. Bush died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Heritage Care Center.

She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb., to Henry and Hilda (Lahm) Cramer. She married Carl F. Bush on Aug. 20, 1943, and he died Oct. 9, 1981.

Surviving are a son, Roger D. of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Nancy) Galvin, Findlay; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Cramer, Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Hazel Spears, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Helen Knudson, Phoenix.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Obed Cramer; and three sisters, Jan Pritchard, Lois Strong and Mildred Luckey.

Mrs. Bush was a homemaker.


BETHEL, JAMES M., JR.

James M. Bethel Jr., 61, of Fostoria, died Monday, July 23, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born in Fostoria, Dec. 25, 1939, to James and Florence (Myers) Bethel Sr. They are deceased. He married Doris M. Meyers Dec. 31, 1969, in Fostoria. They were divorced.

Survivors include: a daughter, Victoria Bethel of Springfield; two sisters, Charlotte Connor and Mary Palmer, both of Fostoria; and six grandchildren.

A daughter, Gina Bethel, is deceased.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria with the Rev. Paul E. Myers officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria is in charge of arrangements.


BAYLIFF, PAMELA WICKISER

Word has been received of the death of Pamela Marie Wickiser Bayliff who died on June 14, 2001 in South Carolina.

She was born in Fostoria to Robert W. and Jackie Degan Wickiser, now of Greenville, S. C. She married David W. Bayliff and he survives at home.

She is also survived by four sons, Matthew Aaron, at home; twins Bryan Joseph and David Allen Stone, both of Clemson, S.C.; and David Read (Paula) Bayliff, Laurens, S.C.; two daughters, Patricia June (Dwayne) Moore, Greenville, S.C.; and Brenda Kaye (Pete) Walker, Mauldin, S.C.; a sister, Adele (Michael) Medlin, Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Bobby (Diane) Wickiser and Brook (Michelle) Wickiser, both of Greenville, S.C.; an aunt, Anne Degan Holden and her three daughters; four nieces, and three nephews.

She is the granddaughter of longtime Fostoria residents, Roma and Howard Degan.

Mrs. Bayliff was a floral designer, having worked at her mother's shop (Jacque's Flower Basket) for 14 years, and later with Touch of Class Florists, both in Greenville, N.C. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral service took place at Rock Springs Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Carol R. Grant, 783 Griffin Mill Road, Pickens, S.C. 29671.


APPELL, VIRGINIA R.

Virginia R. Appell, 77, of 425 West Ridge Drive, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was born June 14, 1924, in Cleveland to Gilbert C. and Rose E. (Mehr) Wilhelm. They are deceased. She married Franklin Snyder in 1943. He died in World War II in 1944. She then married Robert H. Appell on June 18, 1949, in Fostoria and he survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, David C. of Fostoria and Michael R. of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Brad (Margaret) Kammeyer, Mrs. Ron (Gail) Reinhard, and Ruth A. Appell, all of Fostoria; a sister, Marjorie J. Maurer of Fostoria; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Appell worked for Kiddy Club Child Care in Fostoria. She was a 1942 graduate of Fostoria High School and a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria. She was a Brownie leader, Sunday school teacher, den mother, PTA leader and assisted with Campfire Girls.

The Rev. Dr. Larry W. Knigga will officiate services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


BARBOUR, DALE K.

Dale K. Barbour, 85, of Barbour Road, Fostoria, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Independence House, Fostoria.

He was born Nov. 2, 1915, in Fostoria to Walter and Bertha (Girton) Barbour. He married Alma C. Frankart in Fostoria Oct. 26, 1939 and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Gary of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Marshal (Jane) Burns of Fostoria; two grandchildren; and a brother, Carl of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by: a son, John; two brothers, Harold and Ralph; and two sisters, Hilda Barbour and Mrs. Hubert (Gaynell) Dalton.

Being a self-employed farmer all his life, he retired in 1970.

There will be no visitation or services. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


BAKER, DOYLE A.

Doyle A. Baker, 71, of 1311 Stratford Lane, Fostoria, died at 2:32 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, in Fremont Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Baker was born in Bettsville to Forrest L. and Gladys (Feasel) Baker. He married Carolyn J. Frankart June 2, 1951, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: seven sons, John and Charles of Findlay, Robert, Michael, Mark, Brian and Thomas, all of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Bo (Jeanne) Risner of Findlay and Mrs. Timothy (Louanne) Grine of Fostoria; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Forrest Donald of Burgoon; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Butzier of Kansas.

A 1947 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran; and retired in 1989 as a trucker driver after 38 years with BOC Airco, Sentle and Craun Transportation. Memberships included: St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 1197 Third Degree, American Legion Post 71 and Fostoria United Sportsmen.

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

Visitation is 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where Christian Wake services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation, 222 N. Wood St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


ADKINS, JOHN W.

John W. Adkins, 62, of 452 W. Fairview St., Upper Sandusky, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at his residence.

He was born March 15, 1939, in Grimms Landing, W.Va., to Elmo D. and Mary A. (Douglas) Adkins. He married Mary M. Matheny July 4, 1959, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and she survives along with: his mother of Grimms Landing, W.Va.; two sons, Steven D. and Elben "Elrod" D., both of Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Jane) Wood of Upper Sandusky; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dean of LaRue, and Benny Joe of St. Augustine, Fla.; and five sisters, Minnie Jeffers of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., Gertrude "Sue" Sullenberger of Fostoria, Helen Bowers, Brenda Tucker and Wanda Flemmings, all of Grimms Landing, W. Va.

Preceding him in death were: his father; a grandson, Spencer; a brother, Mack; and a sister, Elizabeth.

Mr. Adkins served in the U.S. Navy. He was a past employee of Tecumseh Products, Marion, and retired from the New Ezy-Gro Co., Carey. He was of the Protestant faith and was a life member of AMVETS 777, a member of the Moose Lodge 1093, a past member of the American Legion 225 of Upper Sandusky, and a past member of the Dads of Foreign Wars of Upper Sandusky.

Graveside service will be at noon Tuesday in the Oma Chapel of the Tucker Cemetery, Grimms Landing, W.Va.

Visitation is 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Bringman Clark and Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County.


BOULBOULLE, JACQUELIN

Jacquelin "Jackie" Boulboulle, 71, of Glenwood Ave., died at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2001, in St. Vincent/Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Fostoria to Myron L. and Velma I. (Traucht) Snyder. Both are deceased. She married James E. Boulboulle July 17, 1949 in Fostoria and he survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include a son, David Lee Boulboulle of Slidell, La., two daughters, Mrs. John (Lindsay Diane) Gilliland, and Mrs. Scott (Lori Ellen) Bulkowski, both of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Joretta Niswender of Columbus; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one step-grandson.

A grandson is also deceased.

Mrs. Boulboulle graduated in 1947 from Fostoria High School. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. Dr. Larry W. Knigga will be the officiant. Interment will be in Knollcrest Gardens in Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


BATES, ROBERT E.

Graveside services for Robert E. "Bob" Bates, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.

Visitation will be held following services at the home of Jim Carter, 525 Summit St., Fostoria.

Mr. Bates died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Carey to William and Tessie (Walters) Bates. He married Helen Burrell, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Betsy Bates, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Jim of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Frances Bates Cunningham, Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Bates Carter; and two brothers, Donald and Mac.

Mr. Bates retired in 1985 from ESB-Exide after 35 years; and retired in 1993 from Magna Volt, which he helped form.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, serving with the Raiders Special Forces unit in the South Pacific.

He received two Purple Hearts.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1949 from Bowling Green State University.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Arrangements are being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C.


BOLIN, MARGARET R.

Margaret R. Bolin, 98, a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Fostoria.

She was born Aug. 30, 1903, in Perry County to Thomas and Lauinia (Hickman) Duffy. She married McClelland Bolin, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Pauline "Pat" Redmond, Columbus; a son, James "Red" of Arcadia; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, McClelland Jr. and John D.

Mrs. Bolin was a retired employee of the State of Ohio.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, Columbus, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.


BOAS, ROBERT R.

Robert R. Boas, 81, of Berkshire Drive in Fostoria, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1919 in Paulding to Fred and Louise (Jordan) Boas. They are deceased. He married Jeanette Hummel on June 7, 1941, in Tiffin, and she survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include a son, Thomas Boas of Brawley, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sandra) Crosser of McComb; a brother, Walter Boas of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: a brother, Fred Boas Jr., and a sister, Edna Louise Bauman.

Mr. Boas had worked for Hummel Motor Sales in Fostoria. He retired in 1983 from Fostoria Industries. He was a World War II Army veteran; a member of the High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria, and a 1938 graduate of Jackson-Liberty High School. He also was a member of Fostoria Lodge 288 F&AM, Fostoria Chapter 94 Order of the Eastern Star.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will officiate services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church; Bridge Hospice of Hancock County; or Cancer Patient Services of Hancock County.


BABB, GARNITA M.

Garnita M. Babb, 79 of Fostoria, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, in St. Francis Home in Tiffin. S

he was born March 18, 1922 in Bellevue to the late Frank and Rose (Hosman) Roth. She married Sherman "Pete" Babb on June 29, 1945 in Texas. He died June 18, 1986.

Survivors include: two sons, Billy Babb of Monterey, Tenn., and Cody Roth of Fostoria; a daughter, Brenda Miller of Dayton; two brothers, Donald and Bernard Roth, both of Fostoria; a sister, Sally VanBuskirk of Bascom, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Barbara Yambert, is deceased.

Mrs. Babb retired in 1987 from Allied Automotive and had formerly worked at the J. C. Penney Co. in Fostoria. She was a member of the Fostoria VFW Auxiliary.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. Jim Michaels will be the officiant. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio 44883.


AULT, J. KENNETH J.

Kenneth Ault, 91, of Wayne, died at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

He was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Bradner to the late William and Della (Sanderson) Ault. He married Thelma E. Rothenbuhler on Feb. 27, 1932, in Paulding, Ohio and she died on Feb. 4, 1973. He later married Grace E. Fite in October of 1983, in Findlay and she died in June of 1997.

Survivors include: a son, Kenneth Eugene Ault of Wayne; four daughters, Lois Lippert of Wayne, Irene Althaus of Tiffin, Sharon Fisher of Orlando, Fla., and Bonnie Sue Everding of Fostoria; two stepsons, Lloyd and John Fite of Bowling Green; two stepdaughters, Carlene McCurdy of Portage and Jean Ladd of Bowling Green; a brother, William "Bud" Ault of Lexington, Ohio; a sister, Pauline White of Columbus; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; and 27 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death also include: four brothers, Harry Ault, and John, Charles, and Guy Ault who died in childhood; and two sisters, Hope Cottrell and Leota Musser.

Mr. Ault retired from Ottawa Rubber in Bradner, Ohio as a Mill Operator after 20 years.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at Barndt Funeral Home, 121 W. South Street in Wayne. The Reverend Thomas McCurdy will be the officiant. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library at Wayne Public Library; Wayne Volunteer Fire Dept., or a charity of the donor's choice.


BEESON, JEAN F.

Mr. Jean F. Beeson, 72, of Fostoria, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Bloomdale to Dellis L. and Florence (Pelton) Beeson, and both are deceased. He married Emma Walters on July 10, 1954 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and she survives.

Survivors also include: five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Diane) Warriner of Bremerton, Washington, Mrs. Michael (Jeannette) Lee of Fostoria, Mrs. Tony (Sandy) McKinnon of Maumee, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Wagner of Fostoria, and Mrs. Steve (Laurie) Kinn of Findlay, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jack Beeson of Florida and Jim Beeson of Fostoria, and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) Ritzler-Lowmaster of Fostoria.

Mr. Beeson retired in 1988 from Atlas, Inc. as a finish grinder. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria; a member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council 1197 in Fostoria, and a 1947 graduate of Fostoria High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. Military graveside services, conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria, will take place in Knollcrest Gardens.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools or Bridge Hospice.


BREECE, ROBERT F. LEIPSIC --

Robert Frederick Breece, 76, of Leipsic, died at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born July 22, 1925, in Deshler to Frederick C. and Emilie L. (Moehrmann) Breece. He married Mazie L. Kuhnash on Dec. 14, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Louis (Linda) Nienberg and Virginia Schneeg, both of Ottawa; Mrs. Terry (Bonnie) Phillips, Benton Ridge; and Mrs. Lonnie (Julia) Ley, Findlay; a son, Thomas of Leipsic; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers, Melvin and Donald, both of Hamler; Frederick Jr. of Holgate; Ronald of Malinta; and Larry of Tennessee; and three sisters, Louise Kern and Loretta Long, both of Findlay; and Jeanette Behrman, Malinta.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward; two brothers, Ernest and Harold; and a sister, Martha Parker.

Mr. Breece retired from Whirlpool, Findlay.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion, DAV, VFW and Eagles, all in Leipsic; and Findlay AMVETS.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. George Zornow and Ken Pollitz officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic, with military rites by Leipsic VFW, American Legion and AMVETS.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, and an hour before services Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church or American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


BANKS, NETTIE V.

Nettie V. Banks, 78, of 461 W. Lytle St., died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 16, 1922 in Fostoria, to Eber J. and Nettie S. (Emerine) Shook. Both are deceased. She married Robert N. Banks on June 24, 1944 in Tiffin. He died Jan. 29, 1999.

Survivors include seven sons, Ronnie Banks of Independence, Mo., Robert J. Banks of Fostoria, Daniel D. Banks of Tiffin, John N. Banks of Lima, William F. Banks of Bloomdale, Kevin M. Banks of Fostoria and James Spangler of Florida; six daughters, Mrs. James (Nettie) Grine of Fostoria, Mrs. Stefen (Mary) Partlow of Bowling Green, Mrs. Jerry (Rita) Edinger of Tiffin, Mrs. Jerry (Cindy) Hopson of Findlay, Roberta Distel of Newark and Sharon Breington of Florida; a brother, Joseph Shook of Tiffin, a sister, Leota Mears of Fostoria, 44 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: two sons, George Spangler and Bevin Banks; three brothers, Ralph, Eber G., and Charles Shook; and four sisters, Helen Weimerskirch-Finsel, Thelma Shook, Dorothy Yeakle, and Gladys Shook.

Mrs. Banks was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.

The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with a Wake Service at 8:30 p.m. at Hoening Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; Northwest Ohio Diabetes Assoc., or St. Wendelin Church.


BOLEN, NORMAN R.

Norman R. Bolen, 88, of Fostoria, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Helena, to the late Ralph H. and Estella (Houtz) Bolen. He married Mary Doris Roberts on Nov. 7, 1937, in Fostoria and she survives.

Survivors also include: a son, Gerhard N. Bolen of Nashville, Tenn., a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Cathie) Rhoades of Marion; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Whitman of Fostoria; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Masonic Memorial Services at 7 p.m.


BETHEL, JUDITH F.

Graveside services for Judith F. Bethel, 59, of Columbus, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Seneca County.

No visitation will be held.

Ms. Bethel died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her residence.

She was born April 11, 1942, in Fostoria to Hermet and Elizabeth L. (Hemminger) Bethel.

Surviving are a sister, Carolyn Wonder, Fostoria; and a brother, Danny Bethel, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Bethel; and a brother, Herbert Bethel.

Ms. Bethel was a homemaker.

She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1960. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


BRICKNER, EDMUND A.

Edmund A. Brickner, 79, of 752 Eastern Ave., Fostoria, died at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 10, 2001, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.

He was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Seneca County, Ohio to the late William and Elizabeth (Hartman) Brickner. He married Annabelle Berrier of Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Liberty Township and she died Dec. 27, 1998.

Survivors include: three sons, Ronald Brickner of Walbridge, and Brian and Chris Brickner of Fostoria; a daughter, Denise Woosley of Fostoria; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and four sisters, Vonetta Kelbley of Fostoria, Pauline Burns of Tiffin, Bernice Droll of Fostoria, and Virginia Kahman of Michigan,

He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Brad Brickner.

Mr. Brickner retired in 1982 as a "Car Inspector" for C&O Railroad after 32 years of employment.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria; a Life Member of VFW Post 73, Fostoria; a Life Member of Fostoria United Sportsman Club; a member of American Legion Post 73, Fostoria; and a Third Degree Knight of Columbus of Council 1197 in Fostoria.

He attended Jackson-Liberty School and St. Andrew's School in Liberty Township. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the European Theater where he received a Purple Heart medal and three Bronze Stars.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Tuesday followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Military graveside honors conducted by the United Veteran's of Fostoria will be at the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, where the rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice, Findlay or St. Wendelin Cemetery Maintenance and Project Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.


 

BARTH, BERTHA (BEA) F.

Bertha (Bea) F. Barth, 88, of 107 Evergreen Lane, Upper Sandusky, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001. She was born June 1, 1913 to Clarence and Amelia (Martel) Reinhard. On April 10, 1948 she married Harry F. Barth in St. John's United Church of Christ in Fostoria. He died May 8, 1987.

Surviving include: two sons, Jesse E. and Howard F. Barth, both of Upper Sandusky; a brother, Harold Reinhard of Fostoria; three sisters, Martha Phillips of Fostoria, Joyce Knight of Fremont and Roma Sauber of Tiffin; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Deceased is a son Frederick E. Barth.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home. Burial will be at Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky.

Visitation hours are from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.


BARTH, DOROTHY D.

Funeral services for Dorothy Donnabelle Barth, 88, of 300 Highland Parkway, Upper Sandusky, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Rev. Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.

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

Mrs. Barth died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

She was born April 24, 1913, in Radner to Henry W. and Ada Mae (Newell) Disbennett. She married William H. Barth on Feb. 27, 1932, in Upper Sandusky, and he died April 9, 1994.

Surviving are three sons, Richard William of Port Clinton; and Donald R. and J. Michael, both of Upper Sandusky; three daughters, Marilyn F. Schoenberger and Sally A. Webster, both of Upper Sandusky; and Mrs. Charles (Judy) Schuler, Carey; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a stepsister, Jeannett Boas, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and an infant brother, Robert. Mrs. Barth was a homemaker.

She was a member of Community Christian Center, Upper Sandusky, and was a former member of Salem Grange.

Memorials may be made to Community Christian Center, Children's Hospital, Columbus, or Salvation Army in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, 43351.


BURGER, HOWARD G.

oward G. Burger, 84, of Fostoria, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, in his home.

He was born in Newcastle, PA, to Jack B. and Bess Burger and was one of three children.

Surviving are a son, Edward and wife Betsy Burger of Hamilton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ken (Suzie) Braunstein of Potomac, MD, Mrs. Mel (Laura) Krasney of Stamford, CT, a sister, Gloria Goldberg of Toledo; eight grandchildren, Julie, Evan and Jeff Braunstein, Cara, Melissa, and Daniel Krasney, and Erin and Eric Burger.

The family moved to Fostoria in the early 1920's and in 1926 founded Burger Shoes, a retail shoe store. Howard assumed operation of the store from his father in the 1950's and it has been a landmark business in Fostoria ever since.

Mr Burger was active in community affairs which included: a 33rd Degree Mason and member of the Fostoria Masonic Lodge 288, and longtime member of Temple B'nai Israel.

He was a member of Fostoria High School class of 1935 and attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin. He was also a member of Fostoria Chamber of Commerce.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Beth Shalom Cemetery in Oregon, Ohio.

There will be no visitations.

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

Arrangements are under the care of Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, (419) 535-5840.


BETHEL, ANNA LOUISE

Anna Louise Bethel, 6-month-old daughter of Ronald and Jamie Bethel of Van Wert, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at her home. She was born June 30, 2001, in Tiffin to the Bethels. They survive in Van Wert.

Survivors also include a brother, Thomas Bethel at home; a stepbrother, Jeremy Bethel of Fostoria; a stepsister, Heather Bethel of Fostoria; maternal grandparents, Jim and Jenny Jenkins of Tiffin; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Linda Bethel of Fostoria; and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Cupp of Fostoria.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Center in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation is private.

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


BECHTEL, SAMUEL C.

Samuel C. Bechtel, 76, of 302 E. Brown Road, Arcadia, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2001 at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

He was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Hancock County to Frank and Laura (Copeland) Bechtel. He married Esther L. Emahiser on Aug. 11, 1947, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Mark O. of Findlay; Samuel G. of Fostoria; and Thomas A. of Jamestown, Ind.; two daughters, Lisa Bohn and Mrs. Don (Christine) Gonya, both of Arcadia; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; two brothers, Donald of Fostoria; and Ross of Findlay; and two sisters, Rose Bechtel and Nana Stauffer, both of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph.

Mr. Bechtel was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He was a 1943 graduate of Vanlue High School.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. David A. Bliss officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, with military rites by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College St., Findlay; or to American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, 110 S. Main St., Findlay.


BLOOM, WALTER

Walter "Bud" Bloom, 75, of Kansas, died at 7:48 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born April 25, 1926, in Findlay to Floyd E. and Ardana M. (Wagner) Bloom. He married Carola Betty Zippold, and she died in 1985. He then married Polly (Hinkle) Endicott on Feb. 14, 1986, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Rick of Kingwood, W.Va.; Gordon of Kansas; and Cheyenne of Tiffin; four stepsons, Lynn Endicott, Haviland; Darry Endicott, Lovely, Ky.; Steve Endicott, Risingsun; and Roy Endicott, West Manchester; two daughters, Gloria Weller, Kansas; and Dolores Dillon, Tiffin; two stepdaughters, Myrtle Moes, Kansas; and Edna Jacobs, West Millgrove; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Laure Getts, Texas; Maxine Phelps, Fostoria; Janet Elerton, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Donna Bomer, Bradner; and Nada Ream, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Von.

Mr. Bloom retired in 1980 as a millwright at Fostoria Foundry.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II .

He was a member of Fostoria American Legion Post 73 and NRA.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Ivan Schwenn officiating. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery, with military rites by Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.


BOHRING, DALE C.

Funeral services for Dale C. Bohring Sr., 79, of West Lytle Street, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, with military rites by Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria

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

Mr. Bohring died at 4:41 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Bloomdale to Charles and Zella (Slaughterbeck) Bohring. He married Virginia "Ginnie" Lowery on March 17, 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dale C. Jr. of Fostoria; John Prenzlin, Union City, Tenn.; four daughters, Gay Finefrock, Tionesta, Pa.; Carla Jean Forney, Sequein, Texas; Sue David, Fostoria; Sandi Hertel, Findlay; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo of Port Clinton; Raymond of Bloomdale; and two sisters, Edna Sliffe and JoeAnn Swinehart, both of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Bohring and Cholellen Shaw.

Mr. Bohring retired in 1986 as a skilled tradesman at Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Bloomdale High School.

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

Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson

 

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