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2001 - Obits - E, F & G

EARL, ANTHONY E.

Eash, David Earl 'Dave'

EDDINGTON, KEITH L.

EDISON, MARION RUTH

EIDENOUR, LINDA L.


ELCHERT, GILBERT H.

ELSEA, BERNICE DIEBLEY

El, Yvette R.

EMAHISER, VIRTIE

EMERINE, HAROLD N.

Endicott, Wilma V.

ESSEX, CAROL C.


EVANESKY, CAROLYN H.

EVERS, BARBARA J.


FANT, THOMAS BOTCH


FERNBAUGH, EDNA

FIEGELIST, JOHN J.

FINSEL, CLEORA M.

FINSEL, HAROLD A.

FINSEL, NORMAL A.

Finsel, Pauline

FLECHTNER, DOROTHY

FLECHTNER, GARY GUY, SR.


FLECHTNER-ETCHEN, JOAN


FOLK, ALAN L.

FOX, N. ROLLER

FRANKART, MICHAEL EUGENE

FREDERICK, THOMAS C.

FREEMAN, ARTHUR

FREEMAN, LENWOOD

FREY, PAUL A.


Frisch, Mary Helen

FRUTH, DAVID A.

FUERSTENAU-LAMBRIGHT, LAURA S.

FUNK, ELEANOR B.

GARLICK, IRA E., JR.

GARRETT, RICHARD E.


GASSMAN, FRED H.


Gee, Harold D. "Jack"

GERLINGER, MARY I.

Gillfillan, Betty A.


GILLIG, MARILYN J.

GLOVER, DENNIE L., SR.


Goshe, Daniel D.

GOSHE, IVAN A.

GRABER, WILLIAM H.

Griffin, William

GRINE, JAMES E.

Guindon, Beverly B.


 

Eash, David Earl 'Dave'
Retired truck driver

David Earl "Dave" Eash, 59, of 3208 Gwilym Dr., Fostoria, died at 4:36 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Mr. Eash was born April 11, 1941, in Johnstown, Pa. to Irvin and Thelma (Durst) Eash who are deceased. He married Donna J. Jacobs in 1960 at Arcadia Methodist Church, and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Beth Ann Hummel and Lisa Basinger of Fostoria, and Joline Roth of Arcadia; eight grandchildren; his step father, Raymond R. Rader of Fostoria; his step mother, Yvonne Eash, of Pennsylvania; a step brother, Gary Rader of Arizona; a half brother, Irvin Eash Jr.; and a half sister, Shirley Eash, both of Pennsylvania.

A sister, Sharon Eash, is also deceased.

A 1959 graduate of Arcadia local schools, he retired in 1995 as a truck driver from Airco, Fostoria now called BOC Gasses. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, Fostoria Elks Lodge #935, Fostoria Masonic Lodge #288, Garfield Chapter #150 Royal Arch Masons, Fostoria Council #90 Royal and Select Masons, Fostoria Commandery #62 Knights Templar, Valley of Toledo Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, Zenobia Shrine, Toledo, Past President of the Fostoria Shrine Club, Fostoria Ohio Glass Association and curator of the Glass Heritage Gallery where he also served as a board member; and was active in several bridge clubs.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Pastor Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where Masonic memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Community Schools Music Boosters, Shriner's Hospital for Children, or the Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria.


Endicott, Wilma V.
RCA retiree

Wilma V. Endicott, 89, of Buckley Street, Fostoria, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1911, in Ingram, Ark., to Lehman and Gertrude Mock. Her husband, Lewis "Pat" Endicott, whom she married July 16, 1933, in Maynard, Ark., died April 9, 1995.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Endicott of Van Buren and Bobby Lewis Endicott of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Thomas W. Mock of Holts Summit, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Juanita Carrens, also is deceased.

Mrs. Endicott, a former school teacher in Arkansas, also worked at the S.S. Kresge in Fostoria and retired in 1972 from the RCA in Findlay.

A 1929 graduate of Maynard High School, Maynard, Ark., she received her teaching certificate from Southern Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Ark.

She was a member of Tiffin Road Church of Christ, Findlay.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Ed Beeson officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Memorial Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Faber, Bartlet M. 'Bart'
Former American Standard employee

Bartlet M. "Bart" Faber, 86, of 2400 S. Twp. Rd. 119, Lot 9, died at 11:53 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

Mr. Faber was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Carey to Henry and Goldie (Hibbitts) Faber. He married Dorothy Elems on June 21, 1947, in the St. John United Church of Christ, Tiffin, and she survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, John and David of Tiffin; six daughters, Carol Bordner of Fostoria, Mrs. Claude (Mary) Weatherbee of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Lynn (Sandra) Burlile of Lorain, Barbara Elarton, Mrs. John (Linda) Spohn, and Connie Faber of Tiffin; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard of Tiffin, and Robert of Sandusky.

A son, six brothers and a sister are also deceased.

He retired in 1977 from American Standard after 28 years of employment as a refire sprayer; and attended St. John United Church of Christ.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with the Rev. David Culp officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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


Griffin, William
Former area resident

William Griffin, 77, of 230 North Star Rd., Newark, Del., formerly of Fostoria, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in Tyrone, Penn., following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Tyrone Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Teeple Griffin whom he married in St. Wendelin Church, Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, David; a daughter, Susan; two grandsons; a brother, Joseph of Cincinnati; and two sisters-in-law, Mar Jean Kinn and Kathleen Fiegelist, both of Tiffin.

Mr. Griffin was a graduate of Penn State and a Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a salesman for the Dur-Iron Pump Company in Dayton.

The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday morning.


Goshe, Daniel D.
Avid golfer/antique collector

Daniel D. Goshe, 68, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his home at 78 Virginia Ave.

He was born May 17, 1932, in Fostoria, to Clarence and Mary Jane (Gleason) Goshe. His father is deceased. On May 9, 1953, in Tiffin, he married Mary Ann Purcell Micyus. She survives

Other survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) Albert of Phoenix, Ariz., Jayne Goshe and and Sheila Berry, both of Tiffin; a step-sister, Mary Jane Brown; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A brother, Arnold Goshe, also is deceased.

Mr. Goshe, a graduate of Fostoria High School, had been employed as a purchasing agent at the Webster Mfg. Co.

An avid golfer and antique collector, he was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 846, Eagles 402 and VFW Post 2858.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

The Rev. Keith Stripe will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

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

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.



Gee, Harold D. "Jack"
Union Carbide Retiree
 
Harold D. "Jack" Gee, 85, of SR 12, Fostoria, died at 4:38 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in the Independence House, Fostoria.
 
He was born June 19, 1915, in Kansas, Ohio, to Clyde and Mildred (Yoder) Gee. His wife, Elizabeth "Bess" (Goodale) Gee, whom he married July 11, 1939, in Bidwell, Ohio, died Aug. 23, 1999.
 
Survivors include: a daughter, Penny K. Shane of Fostoria; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a nephew and niece.
 
A brother, Robert Gee, also is deceased.
 
Mr. Gee, a 1934 graduate of Jackson Burgoon High School, retired as an inspector in 1973 from the Union Carbide Co. in Fostoria, after 30 years of employment.
 
He was a member of Kansas United Methodist Church and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria.
 
A World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he also was a member of the Fostoria United Sportsman's Club, Genealogical Society of Ohio-Seneca County Chapter, Fostoria VFW and American Legion and the First Families of Ohio.
 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Russell Gumm and the Rev. Robert Chew, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements


Finsel, Pauline

Pauline C. Finsel, 80, of 7361 W. Ohio 12, Fostoria, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Nov. 22, 1920 in Wauseon to Carl and Emma (Meyers) Wagner. She married Wilbur J. Finsel on Aug. 16, 1947 in Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Barry of Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Morris (Janice) McCoy, Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wagner; and two sisters, Helen Miller and Dorothy Wagner.

Mrs. Finsel was a registered nurse for more than 50 years, retiring from Fostoria City Hospital and St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1939, and from Lucas County Hospital's nursing program in Toledo in 1943.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church, or Lupus or Arthritis foundations.

 


El, Yvette R.

Yvette R. El, 43, Bucyrus, formerly of Fremont and Toledo, died Feb. 2, 2001 at Doctor's North Hospital, Columbus.

She was born June 26, 1957 in Fremont to George A. and Carol E. (Conley) Walker.

She married Herbert El in Toledo and he died in 1989.

She is survived by a companion, William Slaughter, Bucyrus; a brother, George A. Walker, Bucyrus; and two sisters, Yvonne Walker, Bucyrus; and Karla Cook, Toledo.

Mrs. El was a homemaker and was a member of Ebenezer Church and Order of the Eastern Star, both in Fremont.

A memorial service took plavce Feb. 10, 2001 at Faith Chapel A.M.E. Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Archie White officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, Ohio 44830. Mann-Hare handled the arrangements.

 


Frisch, Mary Helen
Retired nurse

Mary Helen Frisch, 87, of 745 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 6:03 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at The Independence House, Fostoria.

Born July 7, 1913, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Charles and Catherine (Harrigan) Stock, she married Denver L. Frisch on May 9, 1953, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Detroit. He died June 17, 1990.

Survivors include: a step-son, Larry Frisch of Tampa, Fla; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Patrick Stock of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Herve (Theresa) DeJordy of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

A brother, Gerald, is deceased.

She was a retired registered nurse, as a private duty nurse, for Union Carbide and Fostoria City Hospital; a member of Michigan State Nurses Association, Ohio State Nurses Association, St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and its Memorial Choir.

The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. Interment will be in the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools and Bridge Hospice.


Guindon, Beverly B.
Fostorian's  Mother

Beverly B. Guindon, 80, of Escanaba, Mich., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at her the Fostoria home of her daughter.

She was born Nov. 29, 1920, in Boyne City, Mich., to Fred & Margie (Canute) Cook. On Nov. 9, 1946, in Escanaba, she married Hector J. Guindon. He died Nov. 25, 1983.

She is survived by: four sons, Victor Barish, Jr., of Las Vegas, Nev., Howard Guindon of Escanaba, Phillip Guindon of Monroe, Mich., and Vern Guindon of Dundee, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Dee) Ash of Fostoria, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack & Jay Cook, both of Escanaba.

A brother, Bud Cook, and sisters Essie Kisabeth, Artyth Dorgan and Helen Macki, are deceased.

Mrs. Guindon was a homemaker and member of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary in Escanaba, Mich.

A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Stephen Hamilton Wright, is planned for 3 p.m., March 3, at the Garden of Rest Memorial Park in Wells, Mich., where the burial will take place. There is no visitation. The Harrol-Floriana Funeral Home of Fostoria is handling local arrangement.s

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Seneca County.


Gillfillan, Betty A.

Betty A. Gillfillan, 77, formerly of Northview Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

She was born Sept. 17, 1923 in Rudolph to Ray McKinley and Mary V. (Coldren) Laws. She married Herb Gillfillan in 1979 in Jellico, Tenn., and he died Nov. 7, 1989.

Surviving are a son, Irvin Laney, Seattle, Wash.; three stepsons, Dennis and Rick Gillfillan, both of Forest; Gary Gillfillan, Kenton; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Helen) Thompson, Wooster; Mrs. Shane (Beverly) Wagener, Perrysburg;; two stepdaughters, Marlene Gillfillan, Grant; Mrs. Greg (Lisa) Ananice, Dunkirk; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five grandchildren; six brothers, Phillip, George, Frank, Albert, Charles and David Tiell; and two sisters, Mary Ann Welly and Susann Tiell.

Mrs. Reinhart was a homemaker and had worked as a baker at Tiffin Mercy Hospital. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, its Rosary Altar Society, and New Riegel Senior Citizens.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Conrad Sutter officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-9p.m. Thursday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a vigil service will be held at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or Right to Life, in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey 433316-1169.


ELSEA, BERNICE DIEBLEY

Bernice Diebley Elsea, 90, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at her residence at 5629 CR 23, Fostoria.

She was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Fostoria, to Charles and Florence (Cole) Myers. She first married Harold J. Diebley on July 22, 1931. He died Feb. 21, 1966. She later married Farrell F. Elsea on Jan. 27, 1974. He died Nov. 6, 1998.

Survivors include: three sons, Joe and William "Bill" Diebley, both of rural west Independence and John Diebley of Helena; a daughter, Mrs. Dorla Walters of Carey; a step-son and two step-daughters; 15 grand- children and 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Agnew of Fostoria.

Mrs. Elsea, a homemaker, was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Jeffrey A. Raker will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday service in West Independence United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday in the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church or Bridge Home Health and Hospice


EMERINE, HAROLD N.

Harold N. "Champ" Emerine, 95, of 111 S. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at his daughter's home in Findlay.

He was born Nov. 7, 1905 in Alvada to John W. and Theresa (Yost) Emerine. He married Mary Estelle Higley on Oct. 15, 1940 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she died March 10, 2000.

Surviving are a son, John H. of Alvada; three daughters, Mrs. James (Karen) Lutz, Chatfield; Mrs. Cliff (Rosemary) Gardner, Findlay; Mrs. Darryl (Veronica) Laughlin, Tiffin; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Emerine retired as a punch press operator from Autolite, Toledo, after 28 years. He had also worked at the tomato plant in Bloomdale for seven years, and for Knights of Columbus, Fostoria.

He was a 1927 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and a 50-year honorary life member of K of C Council 1197, both of Fostoria. He was a member of Golden Eagles of Fostoria Eagles Aerie 430.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. The rosary will also be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church in the form of Mass Intentions, or to Bridge Hospice, Findlay.


GILLIG, MARILYN J.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn J. Gillig, 64, of 762 Maple St., Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

Ms. Gillig died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 13, 1936 in Fostoria to Clarence P. and Mary E. (Zirger) Gillig, and her mother survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Helen C.) Durst, Burgoon; and Mrs. Roger (JoAnn) Doe, Fostoria; and two brothers, Thomas E. and Michael J. Gillig, both of Fostoria.

Ms. Gillig attended Mary Jane Kerrick School, Fostoria. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Special Persons Encounter Christ's Kingdom group.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools, Community Hospice Care, Tiffin, or a charity of the donor's choice.


FERNBAUGH, EDNA

Funeral services for Edna Belle Fernbaugh, 96, of rural Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Gary Staats officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fernbaugh died at 9:50 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born July 5, 1904 in Nina to Homer and Agnes (Wilkins) Healey. She married Brant W. Fernbaugh in 1932 in Toledo, and he died in 1966.

Surviving are two daughters, Kate Gwiner, Fostoria; Mrs. Robert (Delores) Pearsall, Deshler; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Erma Mizell, in Michigan; and Wilma Kreher, in Arizona.

She was preceded in death by two sons, John and Valdo; and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Fernbaugh was a homemaker. She also was a cook and kitchen worker at several area restaurants.

Memorials may be made to Amsden United Methodist Church.


GERLINGER, MARY I.

Mary I. Gerlinger, 94, of 130 W. Culbertson St., Fostoria, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at the Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born Nov. 9, 1906, in Somerset, to David L. and Florence I (Chalfant) Rousculp. She married Dr. Lawton C. Gerlinger on June 9, 1930 in Columbus. He died Feb. 7, 1967.

Surviving are: a son, Dr. Lawton C. Gerlinger Jr. of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. David (Ann) Haney of Upper Arlington; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were: her parents; three brothers, Alfred, Edward and Wayne Rousculp; and two sisters, Wilda Koenig and Helen Ridenour.

Mrs. Gerlinger had been a secretary with Radio City Music Hall in New York City and Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Columbus. A long-time member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, she was a 1925 graduate of East High School in Columbus and attended Capital University in Columbus for two years.

She was a member of the Fostoria Woman's Club, National Society of D.A.R., Fostoria Historical Society and several genealogical societies. She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Fostoria Community Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.


EDDINGTON, KEITH L.

A memorial service for Keith L. Eddington, 53, of 104 Railroad St., Jenera, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Arthur Suydam officiating. Private burial will be in Van Horn Cemetery, Amanda Township.

Visitation will be held an hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Eddington died early Saturday morning, April 21, 2001 in Jenera due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born Dec. 15, 1947 in Bluffton to William and Adeline (Filliater) Eddington. He married Rebecca Gorman, and she preceded him in death. He later married Laurie Tweed, and they divorced. He then married Linda Michaels, and they divorced.

Surviving are three sons, Rodney Williams and Jack and Keith Eddington Jr., all of Findlay; two daughters, Mrs. Morris (Tamara "Tammy") Allen, Texas; and Donna Eddington, Findlay; four stepsons, Brian Williams, Indiana; Jeremiah Michaels, Fostoria; and Caleb and Logan Michaels, both of Findlay; 11 grandchildren; six brothers, Frank of Fostoria; Dick of New Riegel; David, Don and Kenny, all of Findlay; and Robert of Arlington; and four sisters, Ethel Decker, Mrs. Don (Norma) Riker and Kay Stover, all of Findlay; and Sally Pugh, Dunkirk.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger.

Mr. Eddington was unemployed.

He was a member of Fostoria Eagles Aerie 430.


FANT, THOMAS BOTCH

Thomas Botch Fant, 82, of 241 Findlay St., Fostoria, died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2001, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on March 21, 1919, in Enoree, S.C., to Jesse and Ella (McBeth) Fant. They are deceased.

Survivors include: three sisters, Mary Louise Ferguson, Delia Shirley Fairley and Ida Mae Floyd of Fostoria; an adopted sister, R. Marie Ferguson of Fostoria; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are: two brothers, Andrew and J.W. Fant; and two sisters, Virginia E. Fant and Cleo Margarite Tucker.

Mr. Fant was a laborer at Fostoria Foundry for 35 years and retired in 1975. He was a member of UAW Local 1246. As one of the original founding members (49 years) of Faith Chapel AME Church in Fostoria, he served as deacon on the Board of Trustees, the treasurer's and stewards board.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Chapel AME Church in Fostoria. The Revs. Archie White and Thomas H. Fant will be officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 1545 Holland Road, Suite E, Maumee, OH 43537, or to the church, 220 Sycamore St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


FINSEL, CLEORA M.

Cleora M. Finsel, 91, formerly of 11181 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 7:10 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was born June 10, 1909, in McCutchenville, to Joseph and Catherine (Altwies) Clouse. On Sept. 6, 1932, she married Norbert W. Finsel at Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Duane J. Finsel of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Dianne) Park of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: a son, Don Finsel; two sisters, Clarena Borer and Bertilla Elchert; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Finsel was a homemaker, and had been the Cafeteria Operator at Excello Corp., for many years.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and its Rosary-Altar Society; a Charter member of the Fostoria Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council 1197; a Golden Age Eagle of Fostoria Eagles Aerie Auxiliary 430; 55 Plus Club; Catholic Knights of Ohio Branch 52 in New Riegel; and a 1927 graduate of New Riegel High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Friday, with a 10 a.m. Rosary service,in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, with an 8:30 p.m. Christian Wake service, at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.

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


EIDENOUR, LINDA L.

Linda L. Eidenour, 53, of 9903 W. Twp. Rd. 36, Fostoria, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Lexington, Ky.

She was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Tiffin to Lyle F. and Elizabeth (Barnes) King. On Dec. 10, 1981, she married Rick L. Eidenour in Bettsville and he survives.

Other survivors include: her father of Bettsville; two sons, Dustin Gerhardstein and Matthew Eidenour of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Denis (Renae) McLaughlin of Tiffin, and Stephanie Eidenour of Fostoria; three step-children, Chris and Jessica Eidenour of Fostoria, and Kelly Eidenour of Perrysburg; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Jay D. King of Pennsylvania, and Michael King of Green Springs.

Her mother and a brother, Larry L. King, are deceased.

She was a graduate of Bettsville High School and a retail merchandiser.

A private memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville. There will be no visitation.

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


GARRETT, RICHARD E.

Richard E. "Dick" Garrett, 90, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. He was born Dec. 10, 1910 to Gurdon G. and Blanche P. (Rice) Garrett. His wife of 65 years, Geraldine O. Ward, preceded him in death.

Surviving include: two sons, Robert W. Garrett of Uniontown, PA., and Douglas R. Garrett of Boca Raton, Fla.; two step brothers, Garold Garrett of of Worthington, and William Garrett of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Deceased are: two step-brothers, Wilmer and Norman Garrett; and two sisters, Dorothy C. Elser and Burnadette L. Antieau-Byrd.

Mr. Garrett retired in 1972 from Columbia Gas System after 43 years of service holding management positions in Bowling Green, Amherst and Fostoria. His memberships included: United Methodist Church; Life member Elks Lodge 818; Columbia Gas Quarter Century Club; Volunteer Fire Department; and co-founder of Little league Baseball, all of Bowling Green. He was a volunteer at DayBreak of Fostoria Adult Day Care Center at Good Shepherd Home, an avid sportsman, wood crafter and dealer/collector of antiques.

The Chaplain James Sampson will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Monday, funeral service at the Good Shepherd Home Chapel in Fostoria. Burial will be Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green.

There are no visitation hours scheduled. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home of Fostoria is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to DayBreak of Fostoria, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, OH. 44830.


FRUTH, DAVID A.

Funeral services for David A. Fruth, 56, of Seymour, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria, the Revs. Joe Techau, D.E. Clay, Michael Stipp and Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence, where military honors will be conducted by joint veterans group of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mr. Fruth died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Columbus (Ind.) Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 18, 1944 in Findlay to Vincent and Evelyn (Peters) Fruth, and his father survives in Fostoria. He married Carolyn Beck on Sept. 9, 1967 in Fostoria, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, the Rev. Michael (Jana) Weaver, Logan; Joy Fruth, Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. John (Nikki) O'Dell, Fostoria.

Mr. Fruth retired in 2000 from Cummings Engine Co., Seymour. He previously worked at Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, from 1970-93, and was a farmer.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Seymour, Ind., and its choir. He also taught Sunday school and was a board member. He graduated in 1962 from Arcadia High School.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene in Seymour, Ind. or Fostoria.


FUERSTENAU-LAMBRIGHT, LAURA S.

Laura S. Fuerstenau-Lambright, 48, of 405 E. Fremont St., died Wed., June 6, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Otto C. and Mary E. (Black) Fuerstenau. Her father is deceased, and her mother survives. On Feb. 12, 1985, in Fostoria, she married Bill G. Lambright, and he survives.

Survivors also include: a daughter, Kristy L. Lambright of Fostoria; a brother, Gerald C. Fuerstenau of Fostoria; three sisters, Jeanne M. Fuerstenau, Mrs. Michael (Belinda R.) Stahl, and Deanne B. Fuerstenau, all of Fostoria; and a grandchild.

Deceased include: two brothers, Roy and Delbert Fuerstenau, and a sister, Jeanette Fuerstenau.

Mrs. Lambright was a homemaker.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. Robert Chew of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 9-11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


FLECHTNER, DOROTHY

Dorothy Flechtner, 94, formerly of Fostoria, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at Pebble Creek Care Center, Akron.

She was born May 25, 1907, in Fremont to Timothy C. and Mary (Haubert) Reardon. She married August M. Flechtner on May 4, 1935, in Fremont, and he died Aug. 11, 1975.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas W. of Cleveland Heights; Richard O. of Carthage, N.Y.; and Harry M. of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Ottney, Gibsonburg; and Sister Mary Gregory, Fremont.

Mrs. Flechtner was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and Catholic Ladies of Columbia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the church, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria 44830.


FREEMAN, ARTHUR

Arthur Freeman, 67, of TR 1002, Amsden, died at 1:05 a.m., Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his home.

He was born May 12, 1934, in Fount, Ky., to Theodore and Eva (Smith) Freeman. They are deceased. On April 28, 1956, in Jellico, Tenn., he married Juanette Nicholson and she survives in Amsden.

Survivors also include: three sons, Arthur Freeman Jr. of Fostoria, Theodore Freeman of Amsden and Steven Freeman of Risingsun; two daughters, Cindy Freeman of Findlay and Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Cavey of Fostoria; three brothers, Steve Freeman of Hudson, James Freeman of East Lake and William Freeman of Ravenna; a sister, Lorene McMarlin of Ravenna; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Ralph and Theodore Freeman, and one great-grandchild are deceased.

Mr. Freeman retired in 1996 from Premier Refractories (Basic) with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Seneca County Hospice.


EVERS, BARBARA J.

Barbara J. Evers, 67, 706 Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at her home. She was born March 23, 1934 to James and Vella (Broshers-Anderson) Jackson. She married Paul L. Evers. He died on April 11, 1980.

Surviving include: a son, Paul Evers of Conyers, GA.; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Pullom of Findlay; five brothers, Andrew Jackson of Toledo, Conley White of of Norfolk, VA., James White, Gene Jackson, and Larry White, all of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Fitch of Tiffin, and Anita White of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Deceased are: a daughter, Rose Ann Johnson; and a brother, Billy Broshers.

Mrs. Evers was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fostoria and its Mother's Board.

The Rev. T.A. Smith will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday, funeral service at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 534 Lynn St., Fostoria 44830.


FLECHTNER-ETCHEN, JOAN

Joan Flechtner-Etchen, 79, formerly of Fostoria, died at 4:26 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Wyandot Manor in Upper Sandusky, where she resided.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1922, in Fostoria to Conrad S. and Esther "Peg" (Pugh) Kuhlman and both are deceased. On April 15, 1950, she married Norman R. Flechtner and he died May 31, 1973. She married Don J. Etchen and later divorced.

Survivors include: two daughters, Peg K. Flechtner of Columbus and Mrs. David (Debbie B.) Conroy of Aptos, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Flechtner-Etchen was a homemaker and had been employed at The Review Times in Fostoria as a proofreader for several year.

She graduated in 1940 from Fostoria High School and in 1942 from the former Bliss Business College in Columbus. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria and a former member of VFW Auxiliary 421 and the Order of Eastern Star 94, both in Fostoria.

Services for Mrs. Flechtner-Etchen will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Rocky Morrison officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Wednesday prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 221 Liberty St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.


GOSHE, IVAN A.

Ivan Albert Goshe, 63, of 915 Vincent St. in Findlay, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.

He was born May 12, 1928, in McCutchenville, to Edmund and Armina (Reinhart) Goshe, both are deceased. On July 15, 1961, in Albuquerque, N.M., he married Patricia McNeil, and she survives.

Survivors also include: four daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Hampshire of Findlay, Mrs. Timothy (Jeanne) Kimble of West Millgrove, Mrs. Brad (Barbara) Dibble of Risingsun, and Margaret Strack of Findlay; 11 grandchildren,1 great-grandchild; three brothers, Donald Goshe of Tiffin, Harold Goshe of Fostoria and Richard Goshe of Arcadia; two sisters, Roseann Weyer of Sandusky and Alma Hiller of Dola.

A brother, Gerald Goshe, is deceased.

Mr. Goshe was an assembler at Whirlpool for nearly 38 years, and retired on May 31, 2001. He served in the U. S. Air Force in 1960-62. He was a member of St. Michael's Church in Findlay, and was a fundraiser volunteer for West Millgrove Fire Department.

Services will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, at Routson Funeral Chapel, 201 Osborn Ave. in Findlay. Deacon Dorsey Hazelton will be the officiant.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m., today and 2-4 p.m. Friday, prior to the services, at the Routson Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Hancock County Division, P.O. Box 748, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or to a charity of the donor's choice.


EDISON, MARION RUTH

Marion Ruth Edison, 90 , of West Ridge Drive in Fostoria, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Independence House.

She was born July 25, 1910, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Byron C. and Helen Clark (Anderson) Kimes. On July 10, 1933, in the East Congregational Church in Grand Rapids. Mich., she married Richard M. Edison. He died Sept. 27, 1992.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sarah Knapp of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Lee R. (Judith) Forker of Hingham, Mass., and Mrs. John (Ann) Walz of Naperville, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Edison graduated Grand Rapids Junior College and George Washington University School of Art. She was co-founder of Forum, a junior master bridge player, a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Clothes Closet.

She delivered for Meals on Wheels and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Altar Guild. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fostoria with the Rev. John Trumble officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 252 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


GARLICK, IRA E., JR.

A memorial service for Ira E. "Rusty" Garlick Jr., 78, of Findlay, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Findlay Evangelical Church, the Rev. Richard Krcal officiating. Burial will be in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue.

No visitation will be held.

Mr. Garlick died late Sunday evening, July 15, 2001 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1923 in Berkey to Ira E. and Agnes Addie (Gibson) Garlick. He married Juanita (Finerd) Preston on July 25, 1975 in Monroe, Mich., and she died Dec. 18, 2000.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis of Fostoria; and Allan of Perry; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Kathleen) Faulhammer, Perry; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Sue) Frizzell, Pemberville; Debra Preston, Receda, Calif.; Mrs. David (Barbara Preston) Rumschlag, Fostoria; and Mrs. Duane (Cheryl) Flugga, Findlay; a stepson, Paul Richard Preston, Clearwater, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth of Swanton; and Larry of Berkey.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Martina Ball and Elaine Garlick; and a sister, Mary Anne Garlick. Mr. Garlick was a retired machine repairman for Autolite, Fostoria.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-46.

He was a member of Trilby United Methodist Church, Trilby, Fla.; and Masons (Lyons and Fostoria chapters).

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

Routson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


FLECHTNER, GARY GUY, SR.

Gary Guy Flechtner, Sr., 63, of 188 N. SR 101, in Tiffin, died at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at his residence.

He was born March 30, 1938, in Tiffin to Clifford and Dorothy (Mohr) Flechtner. He is deceased and she survives in Tiffin.

On Jan. 21, 1957, in Angola, Ind., he married Marilynn Armstrong, and she survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, Gary Guy Flechtner Jr. and Gregg Charles Flechtner, both of Tiffin; three daughters, Gloria Lynn Focht of Tiffin, Mrs. Ed (Geri) Theis of Fostoria, and Mrs. Dennis (Gwynn) Wickert of Tiffin; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Flechtner graduated in 1956 from Tiffin Columbian H. S. He was a stationary engineer at Tiffin Developmental Center and retired. He was a member of First Christian Church in Tiffin, the Seneca Radio Club and Tiffin Columbian H.S. Tornado Athletic Boosters.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin, with the Rev. Jan Kucera officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens in Tiffin.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at he funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tiffin Columbian Stadium Fund; Community Hospice Care of Tiffin, and/or the American Cancer Society.


GRINE, JAMES E.

James E. Grine, 62, of Fostoria, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, in The Toledo Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1939, in Hancock County, to Alvin and Esther E. (Fox) Grine Sr., and they are deceased. On April 6, 1967 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, he married Nettie Banks and she survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Michael D. Leal of Fostoria; four brothers, Vernon E. Grine, Vincent E. Grine, and Paul L. Grine, all of Fostoria, and Harold J. Grine of Albrightsville, Pa.; a sister, Ellen R. Greek of Tiffin; and four grandchildren.

Two brothers, Alvin Jr. and Richard Grine; five sisters, Margaret Grine, Helen Kauffman, Hilda Krupp, Rita Calvert and Inez Miller; and a grandson are deceased.

Mr. Grine was a fork lift operator with Atlas Inc. in Fostoria. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie 430, "Dads" of VFW Post 421 and United Sportsman Club, all of Fostoria, and Moose Lodge 846 of Tiffin.

A mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. A Christian wake service will take place at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church, American Heart Association or Fostoria Relay for Life Fund.


GRABER, WILLIAM H.

William H. Graber, 51, Eagleville Road, Fostoria, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Fostoria, Aug. 19, 1949, to Willard and Evelyn (Lantz) Graber, and both are deceased. He married Shirley A. Johnson April 19, 1969 in Fostoria and she survives.

Survivors also include: a son, William Graber of Cygnet; a daughter, Mrs. John (Christy) Chambers of Fostoria; two sisters, Janet Graber of Fostoria and Ellen Graber of Florida; and a grandson.

Mr. Graber retired in 1988 as a tool sharpener at Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria. He graduated in 1967 from Fostoria High School and attended the University of Findlay. He was a member of West Millgrove Congregational Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. Donald Goodwin will be the officiant. Burial will take place in Fountain Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Music Boosters or Dunn's Lanes Junior Bowling Association Scholarship Fund.


FOX, N. ROLLER

N. Roller "Red" Fox, 82, of 2323 Mccutchenville Rd., Fostoria, died at 3:38 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 at Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born in Arcadia April 23, 1919 to Nicholas and Goldie (Roller) Fox. He married Maxine Bloom (now Maxine Phelps) in 1940. They later divorced and she survives in Fostoria. He then married Arena B. "Renee" Speaker on Sept. 23, 1963. She died July 15, 1993.

Surviving include: a son, Gary N. Fox of Tiffin; a stepson, Larry "Scott" Head of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Dian L. Brandt of Fostoria; a step-daughter, Mrs. Sue A. Thompson of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Leola Myers of Findlay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Deceased include: a brother, Irvin Fox; and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Lanker.

Mr. Fox graduated from Arcadia High School. He was a boiler operator at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee for 13 years retiring in 1983. A member of Grace United Church of Christ in Fostoria. He was an avid bowler and fisherman.

The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at Knollcrest Gardens in Arcadia.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., tonight, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 4481 N. US Rte 23, Fostoria, OH 44380.


FRANKART, MICHAEL EUGENE

Michael "Mike" Eugene Frankart, 44, of 2477 N. SR 635, Tiffin, died at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in the Intensive Care Unit at Blanchard Valley Health Center in Findlay.

He was born March 21, 1957 in Fostoria to Paul and Dorothy (Collet) Frankart and they survive in Fostoria. He married Dorothy Brickner Nov. 28, 1981 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bascom and she survives.

Survivors also include: a son, Adam Frankart and a daughter, Ashley Frankart, both at home in Tiffin; two brothers, Kenneth and Joseph Frankart, both of Bascom, and two sisters, Virginia Ekleberry and Irene Karhoff, both of Findlay.

Mr. Ekleberry graduated from Hopewell-Loudon H. S. in 1975 and attended Terra Community College for one year. He worked for Ohio Farmers from 1975-1987, and worked for Church and Dwight in Old Fort from 1987-2001 as a machine adjuster.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bascom, a volunteer with the Bascom Joint Fire District since 1982, and helped with the summer softball program in Bascom. His hobbies included, snowmobiling and gardening.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bascom. Father Arthur Niewiadomski will be the officiant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Friday with family present from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin. A wake service will take place at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the children of Michael Frankart, Ashley and Adam Frankart, in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883.


FUNK, ELEANOR B.

Eleanor B. Howe Funk, 85, of Custar, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1916, in Dunbridge to Harvey and Cynthia "Nettie" (Miller) Knettle. She married Norman Howe on Dec. 29, 1945, and he died Dec. 27, 1959. She then married Carl Funk on Aug. 18, 1962, in Hoytville, and he died Sept. 15, 1976.

Surviving are two sons, David and Roger Howe, both of Custar; a daughter, Cynthia Howe, Loudonville; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Buckingham, Wayne; Mrs. Perry (Judy) Emmitt, Custar; Karen Smallwood, McComb; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph Knettle, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick and Elmer Knettle; and a sister, Lula Kinker.

Mrs. Funk was a homemaker.

She was a member of Hoytville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, the Rev. Timothy Heaton officiating. Burial will be in Milton Township Cemetery, Custar.

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

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice


FREDERICK, THOMAS C.

Thomas Carle Frederick, 51, of 850 Walnut St., Fostoria, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, in Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1950, in Fostoria, to Carle and Sada Glenn (Nichols) Frederick and they are deceased. He married Elizabeth Wahrer Feb. 26, 1977 in Findlay, and she survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, Carle and Schaffen Frederick, and a daughter, Autumn Frederick, all at home; and a brother, James Frederick of Port Clinton.

An infant brother also preceded him in death.

Mr. Frederick served in the U. S. Army and was employed at Intermetro in Fostoria. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Fostoria.

Graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to services, at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin.


FIEGELIST, JOHN J.

John Joseph Fiegelist, 84, of 19 Linwood Rd., Tiffin, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 at St. Francis Home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Tiffin, to Ervin J. and Verena (Niederkohr) Fiegelist and they are deceased. He married Kathleen A. Teeple on Aug. 2, 1943 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and she survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, John T. and Michael J. Fiegelist, both of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Ann) Pahl of Tiffin; a brother, Wade Fiegelist of Tiffin; six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

A sister, Margaret Studer, preceded him in death.

Mr. Fiegelist was a 1935 Calvert High School graduate, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and he retired as a machinist at National Machinery.

He was a member of the National Machinery Quarter Century Club; Moose Lodge 846, Knights of Columbus; and Seneca County Historical Society. He enjoyed gardening, bird and squirrel feeding, Cleveland Indians and NASCAR. He was an amateur Seneca County historian and had written articles for the Advertiser-Tribune.

A mass will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverends Richard Dunn and Frank A. Murd officiating. The rosary will be recited at 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Calvert High School Foundation, St. Francis Home, or a charity of the donor's choice.


FINSEL, NORMAL A.

Norman A. Finsel, 80, of 1928 Township Road 243, Fostoria, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Hancock County to Ralph A. and Helen B. (Hoffbauer) Finsel. He married Elva I. Cripps on Oct. 1, 1979, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Charles of Findlay; four sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Mildred) Naderer, Fostoria; Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Gabel, Fremont; Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Zoltanski, Maumee; Mrs. Marvin (Catherine) Nofziger, in Florida.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ursula Maciejewski.

Mr. Finsel was a Hancock County farmer. He also operated a retail propane business, and was a certified auto mechanic for more than 20 years.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. A rosary also will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and schools.


GLOVER, DENNIE L., SR.

Dennie L. "Butch" Glover Sr., 59, of Fostoria died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Medical College of Ohio.

He was born July 1, 1942, in Fairmont, W. Va. to Clarence and Anna (Kirk) Glover. He married Ruby F. Mitchell on Sept. 7, 1962 in Fairmont, W. Va. and she survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, Dennie Glover, Jr. of Fostoria and James Glover of Tiffin; three daughters, Denna Yoder of Fairmont, W. Va., Anna Johnson of Bradner, and Genie Glover of Fostoria; four brothers, John Glover of Fostoria, Patsy Glover of Wheeling, W. Va., Eli Glover of Sommersville, W. Va., and Clarence Glover, Jr. of Farmington, W. Va., a sister, Firginia Perkins of Glenville, W. Va., 10 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

His parents; three brothers, Jack, Leo and Augistine Glover, and a sister, Helen Glover, are deceased.

Mr. Glover retired in 1994 from Seneca Wire in Fostoria after 25 years of service. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Dillon Road Baptist Church in Fostoria.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Allen Minton officiating.

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

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


ESSEX, CAROL C.

Funeral services for Carol C. Essex, 58, of 573 N. Poplar St., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Robert Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Scott Trinity Cemetery, Risingsun.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where an Eagles memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.

Mrs. Essex died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Arcadia to Donald Sylvester Fouts and Barbara Ellen (Craley) Fouts Stewart. She married Wayne R. Essex on Jan. 18, 1975, in Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Richard L. Fouts and James E. Essex, both of Fostoria; Wayne R. Essex Jr., Columbia, Tenn.; a daughter, Iva M. Krupp, Fostoria; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a brother, Donald L. Fouts, Mebane, N.C.; and four sisters, Paula L. Hoffman, Bascom; Linda M. Slick and Delthia L. Tyson, both of Fostoria; and Judy A. Kauffman, Alvada.

She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Lester C. Stewart; and a sister, Peggy E. Fouts.

Mrs. Essex was a beautician, and owned and operated Peggy's Beauty Salon in Fostoria for 30 years. She also managed Hardees in Fostoria for three years and worked five years at Hisan, Findlay.

She was a 1961 graduate of New Riegel High School and a 1962 graduate of Ohio State School of Cosmetology.

She was a member of Eagles Aerie 430, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to American Red Cross, Bridge Hospice Care or American Cancer Society.


EMAHISER, VIRTIE

Virtie "Lois" Emahiser, 63, of Fostoria, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was born Sept. 11, 1938, in McCeary County, Ky., to the late Jessie and Robbi (Vanover) Perry. She married Charles R. Emahiser on Feb. 14, 1979, in Fostoria. He died Oct. 5, 1985.

Survivors include: sons, Kenneth Emahiser and Charles Patrick of Fostoria, Larry Emahiser of Risingsun, Dennis Emahiser of Bellevue, Rodrick Emahiser of Monroe Falls, Jessie, Jeffrey, Tim and Tom Patrick all of Parkers Lake, Ky., daughters, Marilyn Patrick and Carolyn Goodin both of Pakers Lake, Ky., April Emahiser of Colorado Springs, Colo., a brother, Charles Perry of Parkers Lake, Ky., ,many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in McCutchenville Cemetery.

Visitation is one hour prior to services, Tuesday, at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.


GASSMAN, FRED H.

Fred Hartman Gassman, 82, of 21986 U.S. 224, Fostoria, died Monday morning, Oct. 15,2001, at The Heritage, Findlay.

He was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Biglick Township, Hancock County to Harold and Esther (Hartman) Gassman. He married Bertha Helen Adelsperger on Jan. 27, 1940, and she died Jan. 30, 1998.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd B. (Judy) Rader, rural Fostoria; a son, Richard M. of Alvada; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and three sisters, Loma Wilson, Arlington; Mrs. Charles (Faye) Walters, Wharton; and Mrs. Kenneth (Ellen) Russell, Walbridge.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Lynn.

Mr. Gassman was a retired farmer.

He was a graduate of Arcadia High School.

He was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church, Hancock Farm Bureau, and Gold Star Fathers, and was a former member of Arcadia school board and Biglick Grange.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Jeffrey A. Raker, Lowell Reeder and Alan Sandford officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Biglick Township.

Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, and an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church, 22876 U.S. 224, Fostoria, 44830.


FINSEL, HAROLD A.

Harold A. Finsel, 87, of 54 Teakwood Drive in Tiffin and formerly of Fostoria, died at 12:52 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Hancock County, Ohio to William and Hermina (Kinney) Finsel. They are deceased. He married Louise Gilliland and she died. He later married Helen (Schook) Weimerskirch and she died. He then married Velma (Binger) Ferkel and she survives in Tiffin.

Survivors also include: three sons, Larry Finsel of Fostoria, David Finsel of N. Carolina and Dennis Finsel of Fostoria; two daughters, Roselyn Kuhn of Oak Harbor and Nancy Thompson of Fostoria; a stepson, Rick Ferkel of Tiffin; a stepdaughter, Joanne Avers of Illinois; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilbur Finsel of Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Ed (Dorothy) Weinshank of Noblesville, Ind.

Preceding Mr. Finsel in death include: three brothers, Norbert, Richard, and Delbert Finsel and a sister, Agnes Rumschlag.

Mr. Finsel had been the Owner and Operator of Finsel Sunoco, Finsel Motors, and H&L Supply, all in Fostoria.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1197 in Fostoria.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. A Christian Wake Service will take place at 8:30p.m.

Memorials may be made to: F.I.S.H. of Seneca County or a charity of the donor's choice.


EARL, ANTHONY E.

Anthony E. "Tony" Earl, 38, of Carrie Lane, Fostoria, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2001, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on Manor Hill Road in Findlay.

He was born Feb. 3, 1963, in Findlay to Dean and Betsy (Swinehart) Earl, and they survive in Findlay. He married Peggy S. Bullock, and they divorced.

Also surviving are a son, Tyler of Fostoria; a daughter, Trisha Earl, Fostoria; four brothers, James Conley, Warsaw, Ind.; John Benedict, Fostoria; Dennis of Azores; and Jeff of Alvada; and five sisters, Kandy Dunn, Gray, Tenn.; Arlene Nickless, Holt, Mich.; Darlene Eherenman, Warsaw, Ind.; Deborah Earl-Smith, Eagle, Colo.; and Cathy Earl, Findlay.

Mr. Earl was a machine operator at Roppe Corp. and manager of Greens Apartment Complex, both in Fostoria.

He was a 1982 graduate of Fostoria High School.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


FOLK, ALAN L.

Alan L. Folk, 56, of Fostoria, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home.

He was born June 18, 1945, in Fostoria to Ernest and Lillian (Reichert) Folk and they survive. He married Leona J. Waldron. They later divorced.

Survivors include: a son, Steven A. Folk of Fostoria; a daughter, Kristie L. Pohlman of Fostoria; two sisters, Diana Geiger of Lima and Clara Folk of Fostoria and a granddaughter.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery near Arcadia.

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


FREY, PAUL A.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul A. Frey, 73, of 13426 County Highway 95, Upper Sandusky, will be celebrated at noon Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kirby, the Rev. James Holmer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites by local veterans organizations.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bringman-Clark & Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, where a Biblical scripture service will be held at 8:45 p.m.
Mr. Frey died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

He was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Wyandot County to Raymond G. and Arlys G. (Kentfield) Frey. He married Jocele (Claridge) Spath in 1966, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Andrea M. Thiel and Sue Vent, both of Upper Sandusky; two sons, Tracy P. and Anthony J. "Tony," both of Kirby; two stepsons, Rodger L. Spath, Lima; Richard L. "Jake" Spath, Marion; two stepdaughters, Rita L. Spath, Delaware; Rhonda L. VanNess, Alexandrea; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Ronald I. of Kirby; and five sisters, Mary Catherine Bouillon, Fostoria; Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) Bouillon, New Riegel; Martha Wagner, Carey; Mrs. Francis (Elizabeth) Reiter, Tiffin; and Mrs. Mark (Edna) Davidson, Nevada.

Mr. Frey was a farmer. He also was a plumber at Frey's Hardware in Kirby and Willie Frey Plumbing, and had worked for Bernard Bouillon Construction in Fostoria. In 1989, he retired from Farmers Commission Co., Upper Sandusky.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and was a teamster at Wyandot County corn husking competition.

Memorials may be made to the church or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, 43351.


FREEMAN, LENWOOD

A private graveside service for Lenwood "Lenny" Freeman, 78, of Fostoria, will be held > Friday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Freeman died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, in Tiffin. > >

He was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Front Royal, Va. to Harry M. and Lula > (Robinson) Freeman.

Surviving are a daughter, Toine R. Clausi, Findlay; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Dutcher.

Mr. Freeman owned and operated Sohio Service Station, at Countyline and Elm streets in Fostoria, for 50 years, until 1993. He also had owned and managed several rental properties and had been an assistant zoning inspector in Fostoria.

He graduated from Front Royal High School in Virginia.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


ELCHERT, GILBERT H.

Gilbert H. Elchert, 83, of Fostoria, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001,
at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria where he resided the last two years.

He was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Berwick, Ohio, to Ralph and Eulalia (Altwies)
Elchert and both are deceased. He married Betty J. Davis on June 17, 1944, in New Riegel and she survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: four daughters, Carol Boos of Fostoria, Mrs. Allan
(Mary Jo) Baker- Beddows of England, Mrs. Keith (Jane L.) Snyder of Findlay, and Rebecca A.
Shanks of Republic; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild; a brother,
Cyril "Bud" Elchert of New Riegel; and three sisters, Doris Clark of New Riegel, Wilma Renninger of New Riegel and Virginia Brown of Carey.

He is preceded in death by: a great-grandchild, Tahlor Dawn Snyder, and a sister, Rosemary Keating.

Mr. Elchert retired in 1982 as a millwright at Allied Signal in Fostoria after 41 years of employment.

He was a 1936 graduate of New Riegel High School. His memberships included:
St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria; a Third Degree Honorary Life member of the
Fostoria Knights of Columbus Council 1197, he held the Grand Knights office twice; and a former
member of American Legion Post 73.

He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran having served in the South Pacific.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St.. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, with a Christian Wake service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools; the Knights of Columbus special project fund; and/or Good Shepherd Home


EVANESKY, CAROLYN H.

Carolyn H. Evanesky, 67, 216 W. Jackson St., Fostoria, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at her residence.

She was born April 17, 1934, to the late Carl and Opal Leora (Polen) Williams. She married John Joseph Evanesky on Jan. 31, 1952, in Hagerstown, MD and she survives.

Survivors also include: three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Mary) Puffenberger and Mrs. Richard (Theresa) Gwiner, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. William (Carolyn) Brauer of Bemidji, MN, a foster brother, Clifford Bissett of Morgantown, WV; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson

 

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