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2001 Obits - K & L


KECKLER, TERRY LEE

KELLER, HENRIETTA B.

KELLEY, FRANK R., JR.

KESSLER, CHARLES, JR.

KESSLER, GERALD C.


KIEBEL, LUCIA T.


KIMES, DOROTHY ANN


King, Charles F., Jr.

KINNEY, RAYLENE V.

KIRK, JOE RICHARD


KLINE, MARLA A.

KNOX, CLARENCE A.

KOEPFER, ANNA MAE


KOONS, ELSIE M.


KOTNIK, ROBERT R.

KRAYLEK, CAROL S.


KRUPP, CLEO

Kuhn, Michael B.


LA FOUNTAINE-ADAMS, MICHELLE K.

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AMBRIGHT, FRANCES M.

LANG, ELLEN


LANG, PAUL RICHARD

LENZ, JOHN

Litton-Carper, Anna M.

Litton, Lowell K.

LITZENBERG, DONNA J.

LONSWAY, EULALIA R.

Herbert Lowery


Luidhardt, Carl K.

Lynch, Harold "Jim"

LYNCH, ROBERT M.

Lynch, William D. Sr



Lynch, William D. Sr.
Father of Fostoria resident

William D. Lynch Sr., 71, of 1300 Bernard Ave., Findlay, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in the Emergency Room at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Aug. 6, 1929, in Findlay, to Clarence and Lydia (Riker) Lynch. On April 4, 1953, he married Fern L. Phillips. She died July 23, 1997.

Survivors include: six sons, William D. Lynch Jr. of Maybank, Texas, Lawrence L. "Larry" Lynch of Dunkirk, Albert B. and Robert Lynch, both of Findlay, James P. Lynch of Hampton, Va. and Raymond Robinson, also of Findlay; three daughters, Mrs. Francis (Dawn M.) Businger Weiker of Fostoria, Mrs. Fred (Loretta L.) Bingle of Fremont and Mrs. Michael (Mary M.) Hoopman of rural Findlay; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Laura) Hartley and Mrs. Glenn (Annabelle) Gobrecht, both of Findlay.

A sister, Marguerite Gobrecht; and a brother, Thomas Lynch, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Lynch, a retired taxi cab driver, served in the U.S. Army.

The Rev. Scott Salee will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Interment will be in Bright Cemetery, Marion Township.

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

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


 

Kuhn, Michael B.
Former rural Fostoria resident

Michael B. Kuhn, 60, of 204 S. Robinson Drive, Oak Harbor, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Fostoria, to the late Clarence L. and Evelyn E. (Bigham) Kuhn. His wife, Roselyn J. (Finsel) Kuhn, whom he married Aug. 26, 1961, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, survives in Oak Harbor.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jennifer L.) Canning of Temperance, Mich., Natalie L. Kuhn of Pickerington and Mrs. Kevin (Angela E.) Dalton of Toledo; a son, Timothy M. Kuhn of Oak Harbor; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Mr. Kuhn, a 1958 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, retired from Webster Industries, Tiffin.

A member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor, he had attended the University of Dayton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. The rosary will be prayed at the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin or St. Boniface Church and Schools.


 

Luidhardt, Carl K.
Retired Decker employee

Carl K. Luidhardt, 70, of 42 Douglas St., died at 2:48 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo.

Mr. Luidhardt was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Seneca County to Otto and Addie Velma (Brown) Luidhardt. He married Doris L. "Dolly" Nye on Sept. 6, 1953, in Tiffin and she survives.

Also surviving are: three sons, Steven Carl and Gary A. of Tiffin, and Jeffrey L. of Apache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Kathleen Winters and Ruth Boyer of Tiffin, and Miriam Reed of Fostoria.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from Jan. 1951-Dec. 1954; worked 37 years for Deckers Furniture as a carpet installer, delivery man and salesman; a member of the First Lutheran Church, United Commercial Travelers; enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie, playing cards and the outdoors; and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with the Rev. Margaret Marks officiating. Military graveside service will be conducted by the United Veterans Council in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.



Litton, Lowell K.
Former Fostoria Resident
 
Lowell K. Litton, 64, of Central Valley Rd., Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Fostoria, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born Jan. 23, 1937 to Floyd and Katie (Faulkner) Litton, both are deceased. On June 4, 1961 he married Nancy Landers in Fostoria, and she survives.
 
Other survivors include: a son, Lowell K. Litton, Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three daughters, Wendy Kiehl of Russellville, Ark, Carol Seale of Smyrna, Tenn., and Tina Flanagan of Fostoria; a brother, Merle Litton of Risingsun; six sisters, Mrs. Rachel Dissauer of Risingsun, Mrs. Doris Harrah of Little Hocking, OH., Mrs. Linda Jeffers of New Haven, W. VA., Ms. Rita Riedel of Helena, OH., Mrs. Jeannette Bloemer of Amsden, OH., and Mrs. Patricia Himes of Dallas, Tex.; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
 
Mr. Litton was a U.S. Marine Veteran and a mechanic at Transcor of America in Nashville, Tennessee. He was an avid race car driver known as L-21 in N.W. Ohio.
 
The Rev. Ivan Schwenn will officiate the 10 a.m. Saturday funeral services at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Risingsun. Burial will be at Knollcrest Cemetery near Arcadia.
 
There are no visitation hours.
 

Memorials may be made to the Risingsun Volunteer Fire Department


King, Charles F., Jr.

Funeral services for Charles F. King Jr., 67, of 10234 W. U.S. 224, Alvada, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. James Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, where military rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and two hours before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. King died at 4:33 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

He was born July 19, 1933 in Tiffin to Charles F. and Magaret (Schafer) King Sr., and his mother survives in Attica. He married Donna June Damon on April 17, 1954 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Bernard and Scott, both of Alvada; Kelly of Bowling Green; a daughter, Mrs. Rod (Kathi) Blakey, Amherst; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Stewart, of Fostoria, and three sisters, Mrs. Tom (geraldine) McLaughlin, Spring Hill, Fla.; Mrs. Ron (Pat) Tuttle, Fostoria; and Marlene Lehner, Attica.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Michael and Robert.

Mr. King retired in 1996 after 33 years as a self-employed truck driver for King & Son Trucking.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He graduated in 1951 from Arcadia High School.

Mr. King was a member of Shuffles and Ruffles Western Square Dance Club, Findlay; and Square Campers Dancing and Don's Advanced clubs, both of Fostoria. He attended St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and Arcadia United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, 43551; or National Dysautonomia Research Foundation, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


KNOX, CLARENCE A.

Clarence A. Knox, 85, of 412 Independence Ave., Fostoria, died Thursday morning, March 8, 2001 at his residence.

He was born March 8, 1916 in Fostoria to Thomas H. and Augusta L. (Cox) Knox. He married Lucille A. Kelbley on May 22, 1943 in Neosho, Mo., and she died Aug. 8, 1990.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Sherry) McClellan, Fostoria; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Clayton (Augusta) Wolf, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Thomas, Dick, Harvey, Bob, Albert and Morris; and four sisters, Mary Reeder and Anna, Sarah and Della Knox.

Mr. Knox retired in 1980 from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. He also was a carpenter.

Her served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a 1938 graduate of Fostoria High School.

Mr. Knox was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria; Eagles Aerie 430; Elks Lodge 935; and Tiffin Moose Lodge 846. He was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus, Fostoria.

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

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


KESSLER, CHARLES, JR.

Charles Kessler Jr., 66, of 884 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

He was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Seneca County, to the late Charles and Hazel (Williams) Kessler. His wife, Mary Ellen (Podach) Kessler, whom he married Feb. 5, 1955, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Michael and Jacob Kessler, both of Fostoria; six daughters, Mrs. Jerald (Susan) Tiell of Fostoria, Mrs. David (Jane) Gore of Chandler, Ariz., Mrs. Michael (Rosann) Arbogast, Mrs. Thomas (Deborah) Tiell and Mrs. Gregory (Diane) Arbogast, all of Tiffin and Mrs. Jeffrey (Marlene) Burns of Arcadia; 26 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren; three brothers, George Kessler of Republic, Ramond Kessler of New Riegel and Gerald Kessler of Fostoria; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert(Martha) Haubert of Alvada, Rita Lafontaine and Annabelle Hemminger, both of New Riegel.

Also preceding him in death were: a granddaughter, Tomi Maria Tiell; a brother, Richard Kessler and an infant sister, Norma Jean Kessler.

Mr. Kessler retired in 1997 as owner and operator of Kessler Electric in Fostoria and Port Clinton, after 30 years of service. He also was a pork producer for more than 25 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, 3rd Degree K of C Council 1197-Fostoria, New Riegel Moose Lodge, Fostoria Eagles and the Seneca County Farm Bureau.

A former member of Nugents Yacht Club, Port Clinton, he enjoyed fishing and gardening and had been the recipient of a Home Beautification Award.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Art Niewiadomski as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian wake service will take place at 8:45 p.m.Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Relay For Life, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.


KELLEY, FRANK R., JR.

Frank R. Kelley Jr., 75, of 1621 S. Byrne Road, Toledo, and formerly of Fostoria, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001 at Foundation Park Care Center, Toledo.

He was born May 11, 1925 in Findlay to Frank R. and Gladys Marie (Seeds) Kelley Sr. He married Evelyn Shirk, and they divorced.

Surviving are a son, Gregg D. of Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Sue A. Woodland, Philadelphia, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Malcolm Kelley and William F. Beck.

Mr. Kelley operated Kelley's Paint & Supply in Fostoria for 10 years. He also was the executive director of HHWP, Findlay, for 15 years, and was a counselor for various drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in the Toledo area for the past 10 years.

He graduated from Fostoria High School and Ohio State University.

Mr. Kelley was a member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church, Toledo; and Elks 935 and American Legion, both of Fostoria.

He was past president of Fostoria Kiwanis Club and a past member of First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria. He also had been a scoutmaster.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Burial will be in Fountain cemetery, Fostoria, where military rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held an hour before services Monday at the church.

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


KINNEY, RAYLENE V.

Graveside services for Raylene V. Kinney, 80, formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood County, the Rev. Betty Wineland officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Kinney died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001 at her son's residence in Walbridge.

She was born April 29, 1920 in Bairdstown to Melvin and Edna (Mincks) Kinney.

Surviving are a son, Gary L. of Walbridge; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Kinney, Toledo; and two sisters, Gertrude Shaffer and Ruth Yantis, both of Findlay.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Kinney.

Mrs. Kinney retired in 1978 after 30 years as an assembler at Allied Signal, Fostoria.

She graduated in 1938 from Cygnet High School.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Bowling Green.

Arrangements are being handled by Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne.


KIEBEL, LUCIA T.

Lucia T. "Lucy" Kiebel, 87, formerly of 316 W. Center St., Fostoria, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center.

She was born December 12, 1913 in Chicago, to Adam and Theresa (Pencala) Korczyk. On August 4,1934, in Chicago, she married J. Nicholas Kiebel. He died August 31, 1963.

Survivors include a son, John C. Kiebel of Minneapolis, five daughters, Mrs. Dale B. (Theresa) Heilman of Fostoria, Mrs. Robert M. (Patricia) Beecher of West Newton, Mass., Mrs. James E. (Judith)Newcomer of Columbus, Mrs. Ron (Margaret "Peg") Daignault of Edina, Minn., and Mrs. Robert (Irene "Rene") Stump of Maumee; a sister, Emilia "Emily" Sidor of Chicago, 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are three brothers, Aloysius, Constantine and Maximillian Korczyk.

Mrs. Kiebel, a homemaker, was a receptionist for the former Commercial Bank and First National Bank, and was employed by the Fostoria License Bureau.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home with a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m. A rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelins Church and Schools and/or St. Catherine's Auxiliary.


KESSLER, GERALD C.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald C. "Jerry" Kessler, 59, of North Countyline Street, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, the Rev. Leonard Kistler officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites to be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria, will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. A rosary service will be recited at 9:40 a.m. Monday at the church.

Mr. Kessler died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Amsden to Charles J. and Hazel B. (Williams) Kessler Sr. He married Karen Sue Bentz on July 13, 1963, in New Riegel, and they divorced.

Survivors include a son, Brian of Carey; two daughters, Mrs. Jason (Laura) Walters, Cincinnati; and Mrs. James (Kristine) Wise, Tiffin; five grandchildren; two brothers, George J. of Republic; and Raymond A. of New Riegel; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Martha T.) Haubert, Alvada; and Rita M. Lafontaine and Annabelle M. Hemminger, both of New Riegel.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard A. and Charles J. Jr.; and an infant sister, Norma Jean Kessler.

Mr. Kessler retired after working 30 years for Atlas Inc., Fostoria

He was a member of Fostoria Council 1197 Knights of Columbus Third Degree; Fostoria Eagles Club Aerie 430; Fostoria United Sportsman Club; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 872, New Riegel; and AMVETS Post 69, Fostoria. He was a social member of American Legion Post 840 and VFW Post 421, both in Fostoria.

He was a 1960 graduate of New Riegel High School.

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


LA FOUNTAINE-ADAMS, MICHELLE K.

Michelle K. LaFountaine-Adams, 41, of Arcadia, died at 4:50 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2001, at her mother's home in Fostoria.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1960, in Fostoria, to Richard and Jane (Siegchrist) LaFountaine. On Nov. 24, 1979, she married Tod Correll, and they divorced. On Dec. 31, 1997 she married Scott Adams and he survives.

Survivors also include: her mother and step father, Jane and Robert Fishpaw of Fostoria, three sons, Nicholas Correll of Bowling Green, and Adam and Zachary, both of Arcadia; a daughter, Laura Correll of Fostoria, four sisters, Mrs. Alan (Renee) Theis of Lake Forest, Calif., Mrs. Greg (Nadine) Schreiner, Stacy LaFountaine, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Scott (Cara) Nighswander of Toledo.

Deceased are her father, Richard LaFountaine.

Mrs. Adams was a sales associate at Readmore Gifts in Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and a 1978 graduate of Arcadia High School.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Knollcrest Cemetery near Arcadia.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m., Monday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, with an 8:30 p.m. scripture service.

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


KIRK, JOE RICHARD

Joe Richard Kirk, 75, of 4761 Tahiti Drive, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Findlay, died at 1:26 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Lee Memorial Health Systems Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Fostoria, to Roland and Beckham Gobel (Bond) Kirk. On July 1, 1950, in Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, he married Beverly A. Flechtner, who survives in Bonita Springs.

Survivors also include: a son, Joe R. Kirk II of Findlay; two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Jenny A.) Murphy of Findlay and Mary J. KIrk of Marysville; two brothers, Robert W. Kirk of Findlay and David B. Kirk of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Rolda) Holden of Eau Clair, Wis.; and four grandchildren.

A 1943 graduate of Fostoria High School, he attended Miami University, Oxford, for two years.

Mr. Kirk retired in 1990 as operations manager from O.H. Materials Corp. in Findlay, after 20 years of employment.

He also worked for Autolite in Fostoria for eight years; Standard Products in Port Clinton for more than 16 years; G & W Engineering in Pontiac, Mich., for five years; and was self-employed with J & M Sports Center, Grand Traverse Sports and Varsity Sports, all in Traverse City, Mich.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served 1943-46, he was a member of the National Guard, Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria; Fostoria Lodge 288 Free and Accepted Masons, Council 26, Chapter 72 and Commandery 23, all of Sandusky; Elks Lodge 1718, Port Clinton; and the Fostoria Exchange Club.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


KIMES, DOROTHY ANN

Dorothy Ann Kimes, 79, of Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the nursing home.

She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in DeKaub County, Ind., to Terry and Pearle (Hoffman) Worman, and both are deceased. On May 3, 1940, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she married Charles E. Kimes, and he died Sept. 8, 1997.

Survivors include: a son, Elery Kimes of Belleville, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Eloise) Knox of Fostoria; three brothers, George Worman of Coldwater, Mich., Lewis Worman of Albion, Ind., and Richard Worman of Butler, Ind., a sister, Betty Laux of Winslow, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A brother, Wayne Worman, a daughter, Mary Ann Kimes, and a sister, Cora Bauman, are deceased.

Mrs. Kimes was a 1939 graduate of Spencerville High School in Spencerville, Ind., was a homemaker and a member of DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church in LeLeon, Fla.

Services will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeff Raker and the Rev. Alan Sandford presiding. Burial will be in DeLand Memorial Gardens in DeLand, Fla.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to Tuesday's services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 807, DeLeon, Fla., 32130-0807.


KOTNIK, ROBERT R.

Robert R. Kotnik, 75, of Bascom, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Fostoria City Hospital.

He was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Cleveland, to James and Elsie (Spiegel) Kotnik. They are deceased. He married Esther M. Brickner on Nov. 25, 1954, in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom.

Survivors include six sons: Allan R. of Fostoria, Robert T. of Bascom, David J. of Tiffin, Richard E. of Sylvania, Douglas P. of Dayton, and Donald P. of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. James (Michelle A.) Arbogast of Toledo; a brother, James Kotnik of Euclid; and 13 grandchildren.

Mr. Kotnik graduated from Cleveland East Tech H.S. and from Heidelberg College in Tiffin. He was an independent insurance agent, a WW II Army Air Corp. veteran.

He memberships include the New Riegel American Legion Post 354, he was also active in the Bascom Little League, and a member, lector and communion distributor at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom, with Fr. Frank Murd officiating. A rosary will be prayed at 10:15a.m. Military graveside services will be conducted by the New Riegel American Legion Members at the church cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home in Tiffin.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom or a charity of the donor's choice.


 

KLINE, MARLA A.

Marla A. Kline, 64, of Main Street, Risingsun, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born Aug. 5, 1936 in Bradner to Clarence M. and M. Irene (Stahl) Cox, and her mother survives in Risingsun. She married Nolan M. Kline on March 23, 1956 at Scott-Trinity Methodist Church, near Risingsun, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Gregory N. and Jonathan L., both of Risingsun; and Jeffrey P. of Richmond Heights; three daughters, Jennifer L. Kessler, Helena; Jo Ellen Jacquot, Risingsun; and Mrs. David (Lori A.) Bankey, Cleburne, Texas; seven grandchildren; a brother, James Cox, Risingsun; and a sister, Bonnie Thaxton, Fostoria.

Mrs. Kline retired in 1992 after 30 years at the former Allied Automotive Corp. (Honeywell).

She was a member of Scott-Trinity United Methodist Church and Risingsun Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a 1954 graduate of Risingsun High School.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Gus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Scott Township, near Risingsun.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


LONSWAY, EULALIA R.

Eulalia R. Lonsway, 95, of Wyandot County Nursing Home in Upper Sandusky and formerly of Carey, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, in the nursing home.

She was born Jan. 13, 1906, in Fostoria, to Nicholas and Veronica (Snyder) Lamberjack. She married C. Raymond Lonsway at Our Lady of Consolation in Carey on Feb. 26, 1924. He died Jan. 29, 1972.

Survivors include: two sons, Paul G. and James B. Lonsway of Carey; two daughters, Mildred E. Franz of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. Ralph (Rosemary) Pratt of Carey; two sisters, Mary Vitale of Cleveland Heights and Blanche Shultz of Fostoria; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; 17 grat-great grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 5 step-great grandchildren.

Two sons, Eugene and R. W. "Bill" Lonsway; five brothers, Raymond, Gerald, Bob, Otto and Carl Lamberjack; and four sisters, Hilda Ruffing, Inez Frey, Dorothy Payment and Sister Mary Agatha Lamberjack; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren are deceased.

Mrs. Lonsway was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the former PRS Club in Carey. She bowled in Carey in several leagues.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey with the Rev. Benjamin Knopp, OFM. Conv., officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Carey. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A Christian wake service will be at 8:30p.m.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School or the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation c/o Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316-7520.


LENZ, JOHN

John "Crazy John" Lenz, 68, of West Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born April 26, 1933 to Ray and Helen (Hoepf) Lenz. On July 4, 1992 he married Ruth A. Plummer-Byerly, and she survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Jason Lenz of Fostoria; four daughters, Diana Lenz, Cherie Lenz and Tina Lenz, all of Toledo and Sandra Reinhart of Fostoria, a stepson, Ed Byerly of Portage; five step daughters, Linda Roeber of Rawson, Karen Gibbs of Republic, Kristy Heldman of Pandora, Kathy Smith and Tammy Dean of Fostoria, a brother, David Cowgill of Crestline; eight grandchildren, 23 step grandchildren and 18 step great grandchildren.

Deceased is a grandson.

Mr. Lenz was a 1951 graduate of Calvert High School in Tiffin, he retired in 1995 as a self-employed painter and mechanic. His memberships included Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God in Fostoria and Fostoria Eagles Club 430. He was also a 1954 Golden Gloves Boxing Champion in Toledo and W. Virginia.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday funeral service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God in Fostoria and/or to the charity of the donor's choice.


KRAYLEK, CAROL S.

Carol S. Kraylek, 58, of 637 Maple St., died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 20, 1942 in Fostoria, to Robert and Hazel M. (Hopkins) Clark, and both are deceased. She married Robert Thompson and he died in 1980. She then married Jim C. Kraylek on Dec. 28, 1990 in Fostoria and he survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, Steven R. Thompson of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Laura) Rega of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Robin (Lisa) Hughes of Middleville, Mich., a step-daughter, Mrs. James (Lisa) Siebenaller of Fostoria; a sister, Myrtle Mason of Troy, and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Kraylek was a Custodian at Fostoria High School and retired in 1995. She was a graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

Services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to services, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, P. O. Box 47, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


 

Litton-Carper, Anna M.
St. Francis Home retiree

Anna Myrtle Litton-Carper, 75, formerly of Carey, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 Fostoria Community Hospital in Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 22, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Harlen and Samantha (May) Conley. She married Ernest Litton on Feb. 17, 1942. He died Aug. 12, 1964. She later married William J. Carper on March 9, 1980. He died in Dec. 1980.

Survivors include: two sons, Sam Litton of Bowling Green and Larry Litton of Fostoria; four daughters, Mrs. Dale (Sue) Stevens of McCutchenville, Mrs. Ron (Faye) Park of Fostoria, Mrs. Steve (Judy) Frederick and Ms. Cathy Dolch, both of Carey; a sister, Beulan Salyer of Carey; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: eight brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Litton-Carper retired as a Nurse's Aide from the St. Francis Home in Tiffin. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carey and the Women's Auxiliary of the church.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carey and will be officiated by the Rev. Brent Layne. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.

Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Friday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, and 10-11 a. m. prior to services Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carey or Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., P. O. Box 151200, San Rafael, Calif. 94915-1200.



Lynch, Harold "Jim"
Atlas Crankshaft Retiree

Harold J. "Jim" Lynch, 82, of Carey, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.

He was born May 16, 1919, in Moosejaw, Canada, to Gregory M. and Agnes (Ward) Lynch and they are deceased. He married Virginia R. Pahl on Nov. 3, 1943 in Carey, and she survives.

Survivors also include: three sons, Michael J. Lynch of St. Mary's, Ohio, Gregory C. and Daniel M. Lynch, both of Carey; a daughter, Mrs. Perry (Patricia A.) Hoffman of Findlay; a brother, William Lynch of Eugene, Ore., 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death include: a brother, Jerry Lynch; a sister, Willetta Lynch; and a great-grandchild.

Mr. Lynch graduated in 1937 from Boscobel High School in Wisc. He retired from Atlas Crankshaft of Fostoria in 1983, was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey; a U. S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of American Legion Post 344, and Eagles Aerie 2198, both in Carey.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. The Rev. Ernest Waechter, OFM Conv. will be the officiant. Burial will be in St. Mary' Cemetery in Carey.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with a Christian Wake Service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Angeline School of Opportunity or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316.



LITZENBERG, DONNA J.

Funeral services for Donna J. Litzenberg, 70, of 505 Jacobs Ave., will be held at 2 p.m. today at Routson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Scott Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

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

Mrs. Litzenberg died Saturday morning, Sept. 1, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Hancock County to Ralph L. and Catherine L. (Corbin) Taylor.

Surviving are three brothers, Ralph Taylor Jr., Virginia; Jack Taylor, Georgia; and Ron Taylor, North Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Stan (Roena) Hoffman, Genoa; and Mrs. Dwight (Kathleen) Fruth, Fostoria; and a companion, Harold J. "Joe" McPheron, Findlay.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Everhardt and Elaine Peterson; and a brother, Clyde Taylor.

Mrs. Litzenberg retired in 1991 from RCA after 37 years.

She was a member of Central Church of Christ, DAV, AMVETS, Eagles and Moose.

Memorials may be made to the church, 307 E. Hardin St.; or Bridge Home Health & Hospice.


KOONS, ELSIE M.

Elsie M. Koons, 72, of Fostoria, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at the Toledo Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1929, in Sycamore to the late Russell R. and Mildred E. (Clingman) Riedel. She married Norman F. Koons on Feb. 20, 1950 in the First Evangelical Church of Christ, Fostoria. He survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, David L. Koons of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. James (Norma J.) Button of Spring Lake, N.C., Denise M. Durst of Fostoria; two sisters, Elma F. Ankney and Delores I. Hushour of Sycamore; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death include a brother, William C. Riedel.

Mrs. Koons was employed for 11 years at Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., in Bloomdale.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. the Rev. Donald R. Goodwin will be the officiant.

Visitations is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.


KOEPFER, ANNA MAE

Anna Mae Koepfer, 86, 35 year resident of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Fostoria, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at Tucson Medical Cener. She was born July 23, 1915 to Daniel H. and Theresa (Welly) Nye. On May 20, 1939 she married Norman M. Koepfer. He died Jan. 19, 1981.

Surviving include: a son, William N. Koepfer of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Michael A. Stilb of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Justin Nye of Fostoria; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Preceded in death were: a brother, Leonard Nye; three sisters, Virginia Conaway, Lucille Stein and Alice Omlor-Durkin.

Mrs. Koepfer was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tucson, a 1934 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and Charter member Fostoria Emblem Club 213.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and the Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m., Monday, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and/or the American red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


LYNCH, ROBERT M.

Robert M. Lynch, 85 years old, formerly of Bettsville, died Wednesday morning Oct. 3, 2001, at St. Claire Medical Center in Crawfordsville, IN. He had been living with his son and daughter-in-law in Crawfordsville since Aug. 5, 2000.

He was born Dec. 27, 1915, to Warren P. and Eurie Lynch. His wife of 62 years, M. VonDale (Baker) Lynch, whom he married April 27, 1936, is deceased.

Surviving are two sons, R. Edward Lynch of Sebring, FL and Larry L. Lynch of Crawfordsville, IN. Three brothers, Richard of Mesa, AZ, Jack E. of Fostoria, OH and William R. of Covington, KY. Five sisters, Alice M. Bushman of Rockford, IL; Beulah Dunn of Springfield, MO, Hazel Hansen of Gibsonburg, Jean Lutz of Old Fort, Shirley Burkhart of Bettsville; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Thomas, and an infant sister are deceased.

Mr. Lynch was an ordained minister and served as a Lay Minister from Feb. 9, 1977. He was a Sunday School teacher and held many offices at Salem United Methodist Church. He worked at Basic from 1935 until he retired in 1978, and also was a member of the Basic Quarter Century Club. He was a member of golf leagues at Nature Trails and bowled in Tiffin and Fremont.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Salem United Methodist Church in Bettsville with Pastor J. Mac Geissinger officiating.

Friends may call Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church or Navajo Indians.


LANG, ELLEN

Ellen Lang, 69, of Bascom died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Morehead, Ky., to the late Roscoe and Lula (Howard) Atkins. She married Raymond Land on June 30, 1951 in Carey. He died Dec. 5,2000.

Survivors include: three sons, Bruce R. Lang of Tiffin, Mark A. Lang of Fostoria, and Christopher L. Lang of Bascom; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Suzette) Baker of Fostoria; three brothers, Avery Atkins of Pomplin, Va., Edgar Atkins of Crawford, and Goble Atkins of Nevada; a sister, Marie Murphy of Carey, and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom. Father Art Niewiadoski will be the officiant. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery in Bascom.

Visitation is private.

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


LAMBRIGHT, FRANCES M.

Funeral services for Frances M. Lambright, 76, of Morganfield, Ky., and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and an hour before services Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lambright died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Ky.

She was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Findlay to William and Cleo (Stein) Hunt. She married Carl M. Lambright on Jan. 17, 1948, in Fostoria, and he died July 9, 1991.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Witten, Morganfield, Ky.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia Matthews, Tiffin; and Rosalie Haneberg, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Hunt.

Mrs. Lambright retired as an inspector from Autolite (now Honeywell).

She was a member of Fostoria Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Herbert Lowery

A Mass of Christian Burial for Herbert E. "Herb" Lowery, 83, of 651 Broadway, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited before the Mass Monday at the church.

Mr. Lowery died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1918, in Fostoria to Cletus and Susan Irene (Snauffer) Lowery. He married Genevieve A. "Ginger" Janulewicz on Oct. 26, 1943, and she died March 11, 1994.

Surviving are a son, Michael C. of Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Mary Anne Harr, Fostoria; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, James of Findlay; and three sisters, Ginny Bohring, Mae Clinker and Sandy Thompson, all of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin James; two brothers, Harry and Ch arles; and three sisters, Louie Brown, Marge Ward and Dorothy Rohm.

Mr. Lowery retired in 1982 from Union Carbide, Fostoria, after 43 years. He had been a part-time projectionist at the State Theater and Fostoria Drive-In.

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

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 1567, Eagles Aerie 430, VFW Post 421 and American Legion Post 73, all in Fostoria; and Rhythm Rascals band and Fostoria orchestra.

He was a 1937 graduate of Fostoria High School.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Music, Academic and Athletic boosters.


KELLER, HENRIETTA B.

Henrietta B. Keller, 88, of Bradner, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born March 19, 1913, in Bradner to Fred and Henrietta May (Bower) Blessing. She married Merritt Olin Keller on July 23, 1942, and he died Jan. 31, 1980.

Surviving are a son, Ned of Johnson, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Sue) Calcamuggio, Owatonna, Minn.; Mrs. Phillip (Marla) Holmes, Fostoria; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Olin D. Blessing, Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Knepper, Bradner; H. Ione Blessing, Monroe.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild; two sisters, Loretta Smith and Catherine Roberta Blessing; and a brother, Harland F. Blessing.

Mrs. Keller retired as a librarian and Latin and English teacher at Elmwood High School after more than 40 years in education. She also worked at Wayne High School, Bradner Public Library and Bradner High School.

She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Bowling Green; Wood County Genealogical Society; and Ohio Retired Teachers Association.

She was a 1929 graduate of Bradner High School.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, Bradner Public Library or Wood County Genealogical Society.


LANG, PAUL RICHARD

Paul Richard Lang, 81, of 101 Wall St., Tiffin, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Autumnwood Care Center.

He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Tiffin, to the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Seidler) Lang.He married Mary Jane Berrier on May 10, 1947 in St. Mary Catholic Church and she survives.

Survivors include: two sons, James (Marla) Lang and Mark Lang both of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Marsha) Danhoff of Willard, Mrs. David (Debra) Kuhn of Fostoria and Mrs. Ken (Rose( Zoeller of Tiffin; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Lang and a grandson, Daniel Kuhn.

Mr. Lange was a 1938 Columbian High School graduate and a 1942 Tiffin University graduate.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he received the Good Conduct Medal. He retired after 23 years as a cost accountant at Allied Signal in Fostoria.

He was a member and volunteer of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin and a member of the American Legion Post 354 in New Riegel.

The rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. The Rev. Frank Murd will be the officiant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin, with a parish wake service at 3:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary School Tuition Assistance Fund, Seneca County Dialysis Center or Autumnwood Care Center, in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH .


KRUPP, CLEO

Cleo May Krupp, 92, of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, and formerly of Main Street, died at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1909, in Tiffin to George and Cleo (Drenner) Allis. She married Paul H. Krupp on July 11, 1931, in Fostoria, and he died Jan. 26, 1999.

Surviving are two sons, David of Fostoria; and Nathan of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Janet Therriault, Fostoria; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Mrs. Krupp was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria.

She was a 1927 graduate of Fostoria High School.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Revs. Russell Gumm and Robert Chew officiating. Burial will be in Fountian Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene or to a charity of the donor's choice.


KECKLER, TERRY LEE

Terry Lee Keckler, 46, Bradenton, Fla., died at 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Fostoria to Claude and Viola (Hunt) Keckler and both are deceased. His wife Fay (Tetrick) Keckler survives in Bradenton, Fla.

Survivors also include: two sons, Christopher Keckler of Longbeach, Miss., and Shawn Levering of Nelsonville; a stepson, Dan Tetrick of Bradenton, FL, a daughter, Jamie Keckler of Sarasota, FL, three brothers, Kenneth Keckler of Risingsun, Ronald Keckler of Findlay and Tim Keckler of Bradenton, FL; and four grandchildren.

Services took place on Dec. 18, 2001, at the Palma Sola Community Church in Bradenton, Fla. Graveside Committal services will be at 11am Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Kansas Cemetery, rural Kansas, Ohio. The Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

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

Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson