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KAMMEYER, MARGARET R.
KREAGER, WALTER W.
KECKLER, RUSSELL M., SR.
KEIFFER, EDWARD S.
KEIFFER, PAUL J.
KEISER, RICHARD E.
KELBLEY, LLOYD A.
KENYON, JEAN E.
KETNER, LULU FAYE
KIMBER, VIRGINIA
KINN, MARGARET R.
KINN, MAYBELL M.
KINNAMAN-HYDE, CAROLYN
KINNEY, IRENE
KINNINGER, RICHARD F.
KISSLING, ROY C.
KITZLER-STERGER, RITA MAE
KLABIAN, JACK
KLAKAMP, BERNARD R.
KLEINFELTER, CHARLOTTE A.
KLEINHEN, MARY
KLUGSBERG, ARTHUR
KNIGHT, HOWARD ALLEN
KOEPFER, DORIS MAY
KRAYLEK, SARAH J.
KREAIS, MILDRED E.
Krebs, Armella M.
KROETZ, KYLE MATTHEW
KUBASEK, EVELYN
LANG, NORBERT J.
LAUTSCH, MAXINE
LAYMAN, IRENE
LEE, WILLIAM S.
LEHMANN, ELIZABETH ANN
LEMASTER, WILLIE
LEWIS, JOYCE
LEY, EUGENE J.
LINCOLN-SIMMS, RITA K.
Lipker, Nina
LISKAI, RICHARD E.
Lonsway, Wilfred "Bill"
LOOMIS, JAMES L.
LOPEZ, MARIA GUADALUPE
Louys, Louise L.
LYNCH, KATHRYN M.
LYNCH, ROSIE L.


 

Krebs, Armella M.

Armella M. (Falter) Krebs, 100, of New Washington, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at the Independence House in Fostoria.

She was born Dec. 28, 1901, in Seneca County to the late Cornelius and Susannah (Gengler) Falter. She married Victor F. Krebs on June 10, 1924, and he preceded her in death in 1955.

Survivors include: a son, Donald E. Krebs of Tom's River, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ann Marie) Hageman of Lakewood, and Mrs. Floyd (Susan) Lawless of Fostoria; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, where there will be a prayer service at 8:45 p.m.


Louys, Louise L.

Louise L. Louys, 91, of North Union St., Fostoria, died at 3:36 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Independence House in Fostoria.

She was born March 17, 1910, in Bryan to the late Frederic and Laura (Krauss) Louys.

Survivors include: a sister, Lamoille Huffman of Bryan, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Delta Kappa Gamma Memorial Service will take place at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.


Lonsway, Wilfred "Bill"

FOSTORIA -- Wilfred J. "Bill" Lonsway, 82, of 917 S. Poplar St., Fostoria, died at 1:01 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born April 9, 1919, in Fostoria to Edmund and Corinne (Bisner) Lonsway. He married Marie Anna Landoll on Jan. 20, 1943, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are a daughter, Marcia Pavia, Philadelphia; a son, Brother Michael of Philadelphia; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene of Ashland; Donald of North Carolina; and Gerald of Tennesse; and three sisters, Rita Snodgress, Paulding; Marie Elchert, Upper Sandusky; and Erma McGrain, New Riegel.

Mr. Lonsway was preceded in death by four sisters, Joan Wolph, Norma Lehmann, Lucille Yeager and Kathryn Opp.

Mr. Lonsway was a meat cutter for Don's IGA, Fostoria.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He received the Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

He was a 1937 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

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


 

Lipker, Nina

ALVADA -- Nina M. Lipker, 91, of Marion, and formerly of Alvada, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Community Health Care Center, Marion.

She was born Aug. 3, 1910, in Ironton to John and Eva (Wilson) Dickess. She married Charles H. Lipker on June 24, 1932, in Ironton, and he died Oct. 2, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Lois) Kneisley, Marion; and Phyllis Lipker, Jupiter, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Walter Dickess; and three sisters, Hazel Jenkins, Mary Etta Addis and Katherine Inch.

Mrs. Lipker was a homemaker and assisted her husband's evangelist ministry.

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

She graduated from Ada High School.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


 

KINNEY, IRENE
 
Irene Kinney, 70, of US 224, Fostoria, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at Winebrenner Village, Findlay.
 
She was born on July 10, 1931, in Delbarton, W.Va., to the late Conley and Mae (Blevins) Farmer. She married Melvin
Kinney on July 16, 1959, in Columbus and he survives.
 
Other survivors include: son, Conley T. Kinney of Fostoria; two brothers, Charles Farmer of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Robert
Farmer of Columbus; sister, Ruth Trosky of Cummin, Ga.; and two grandsons.
 
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home with the Rev. Alonzo Wise officiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.
 

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


KLEINFELTER, CHARLOTTE A.

Charlotte A. Kleinfelter, 83, formerly of 1669 N. Union St., Fostoria, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.

She was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Carey to Peter and Caroline (Moes) Collet. She married Ralph F. Kleinfelter on April 17, 1941, at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, and he died Nov. 21, 1978.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Myers, Findlay; four sons, Donald of Bloomville; Roger of Milford; James of Orrville; Robert of Toledo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Raymond and the Rev. Edward Collet; and two sisters, Isabelle and Teresa Collet.

Mrs. Kleinfelter was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary Altar Society.

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

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Schools or a charity of the donor's choice.


KOEPFER, DORIS MAY

Doris May Koepfer, 79, of Pelton Road, Fostoria, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, in Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born July 27, 1922, in Fostoria to the late Samuel and Wynema (Worley) DeWalt. On Aug. 4, 1946, she married Karl J. Koepfer at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, and he died May 29, 1988.

She is survived by a son, Barry D. (Nancy) Koepfer, and a grandson, Andrew (Tanya) Koepfer, all of Fostoria. Preceding her in death was a brother, Ed DeWalt.

Mrs. Koepfer retired in 1982, after 30 years of service with Excello in Fostoria. She was a member of Excello Ladies Retirees Group and St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Interment will be in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830


KINNAMAN-HYDE, CAROLYN

Word has been received of the death of Carolyn Kinnaman-Hyte, 83, Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Fostoria, who died Feb. 8, 2002 at 6:32 p.m. at Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital, Glendale, Ariz.

She was born June 23, 1918 to Floyd and Nelle (Franke) Kinnaman.

She married Howard H. Hyte May 18, 1942 and he died Jan. 19, 1971.

She is survived by one son, Jim Hyte, Glendale, Ariz; one grandson; three stepgranddaughters; three stepgreat-granddaughters; one stepgreat-grandson; and two stepgreat-great-grandsons.

She was also preceded in death by one stepson, Ronald C. Hyte; and one brother, Donald Kinnaman.

Mrs. Hyte formerly was employed as a secretary to the Fostoria Police Department prosecutor.


LEE, WILLIAM S.

William S. "Bill" Lee, 87, formerly of Fostoria, died at 4:57 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in Autumn Court, Ottawa.

He was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Napoleon to Clayton and Vera (Stykmain) Lee. He married Mary Ruth Wyer and she survives in Arlington.

Other survivors include: four sons, William R. of Columbia, S.C., Raymond A. of Norfolk, Va., Donnell of Fostoria, and David of Greenback, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Denise Powell of Findlay, Dawn Hindel of Arlington, and Diane Harden of Texas; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, at a later date.

There will be private family visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.


KLUGSBERG, ARTHUR

Arthur Klugsberg, 87, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the nursing home.

He was born April 6, 1914, in Jamestown, N.Y. to Jacob and Frieda (Levick) Klugsberg. He married Dorothy Dury on June 30, 1946, and she died Dec. 27, 1968. He then married Kate Barkley on June 6, 1970, and she died June 15, 1984. He then married Helen Maxine Waltermier on Nov. 4, 1989, and she survives.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Golomb.

Mr. Klugsberg formerly owned and operated Arthur's Jewelry, Fostoria.

He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and Lions Club, and a former member of Chamber Music Trio, all in Fostoria. He was a charter member of American Watchmakers Institute. He played the violin with Columbus Symphony, Carnegie-Mellon Symphony in Pittsburgh, Pa. and McKeesport, Pa. Symphony.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Revs. Russell Gumm and Robert Chew officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


LEY, EUGENE J.

A memorial Mass for Eugene J. Ley Jr., 68, of 1637 N. Township Road 101, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, the Rev. Thomas Ankenbrandt officiating.

No visitation will be held.

Mr. Ley died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin.

He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Tiffin to Eugene J. and Villa (Shaun) Ley Sr. He married Mary Ann Saum on April 30, 1960, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Bascom, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ronald E. of Sylvania; a daughter, Tracy M. Polachek, Willard; three grandchildren; two brothers, Lonnie of Findlay; and Steve of Tiffin; and two sisters, Shirley Peabody, in Florida; and Marlene Comacho, Findlay.

Mr. Ley worked in the maintenance department of ICP.

He retired as a tool and die engineer from Hercules, Pemberville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was a 1953 graduate of Columbian High School.

He was a member of VFW Post 2858 and American Legion Post 169, both in Tiffin.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or American Heart Association.

Arrangements are by Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin.


LAYMAN, IRENE

Irene Layman, 72, of Miamisburg, formerly of Fostoria, died Thursday Feb. 28, 2002 at the Northwest Medical Center,Tucson, Ariz.

She was born July 18,1929, in Tiffin, to Benjamin and Beulah (Andrews) Kershner. On July 31, 1955, in TIffin, she married Eldon Layman. He survives.

Other survivors include: two brothers, Russell and Kenneth Work of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Ellen) Love and Mrs. Gregory (Julie) Horner, both of Dayton; two sisters, Kathleen Schultz of Tiffin and Darlene McMillen of Strongsville; two step-sisters, Florence Rider and Thelma Jones and a step-brother, Paul Work, all of Tucson and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Marsh Funeral Home, Lucky. Burial will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Lucky.


KITZLER-STERGER, RITA MAE

A memorial Mass for Ruth Mae Kitzler-Sterger, 77, of 4768 Ohio 199, Carey, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, the Rev. Kieran Kay officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Kitzler-Sterger died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Carey to Joseph E. and Mary Mae (Jarvis) Fox. She married Harold Leo Kitzler on Sept. 15, 1942, and they were divorced.

Surviving are four sons, Leo Harold Jr., Joseph and James, all of Carey; John of Vanlue; six daughters, Mrs. James (JoLynn) Nye, Jane Boden, Jackie Johnson, all of Carey; Cheryl Vehre, Piqua; Mrs. Dennis (Agnes) Pfeifer, Upper Sandusky; Mrs. Joel (Jill) Gregg, McCutchenville; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Fox, Risingsun; Billy Fox, Vanlue; three sisters, Mrs. Nelson (Helen) Stover, Carey; Mary Ellen Smith, Bellevue; Ann Reed, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, infant brother Fred and Bobby Fox.

Mrs. Kitzler-Sterger was a homemaker.

She was a member of Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation and a charter member of Carey VFW Post 3759 Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to a charity of a donor's choice in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316-1169.


KINNINGER, RICHARD F.

Word has been received of the tragic death of Richard F. Kinninger, 76, on March 21, 2002, in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was born on July 28, 1925, to Herman C. and Marcella (Dell) Kinninger in Cleveland, Ohio. They later moved to Chicago.

He married Jessica York in 1968. She survives along with a daughter Julie, who lives in Chicago; sisters Mary Alice Fox of Tiffin, Florence Kruszynski of Fostoria and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Thomas and sister Rosemary, who died in infancy.

Mr. Kinninger worked for many years at Morton Salt in Chicago, retiring in 1988. He and his wife moved in 1994 to Rossmoor, a retirement community of 9,000 in Walnut Creek, Calif. He enjoyed many activities such as lawn bowling, table tennis and a great lover of opera, gardening, walking and giving a helping hand to those in need.

He was a member and lector at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Walnut Creek, where a memorial service will take place at a later date. His remains are being cremated.

Services will be at St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, at 12 p.m., April 6, 2002. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.


KREAIS, MILDRED E.

Mildred E. Kreais, 89, formerly of Fostoria, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, at St.
Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs.

She was born Oct. 5, 1912, in Wood County to Irvy Earl and Ada Maude (Munro) Brandeberry. She married Herman L. Kreais on April 28, 1932, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died Jan. 15, 1996.

Surviving are a son, Herman E. "Sonny" of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Laura) Hossler and Mrs. Richard (Suzanne) Pelton, both of Risingsun; and Mrs. Donald (Jane) Kleinfelter, Bloomville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Brandeberry, in Arizona; and a sister, Doris Bowerman, San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Brandeberry.

Mrs. Kreais was a homemaker.

She was a 1930 graduate of Bloomdale High School.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the former Daughters of Isabella Bowling League, and was former president of Catholic Ladies of Columbia.

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

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a CLC service will be held at 6:45 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. A rosary also will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church; St. Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs; Holy Cross Catholic Church, Cross Village, Mich.; or Green Springs EMS Unit.


KINN, MAYBELL M.

Maybell "Janie" M. Kinn, 93, of West Ridge Drive, Fostoria, died 11:43 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born Aug. 24, 1908 in Vickory to George and Mary E. (Yetter) Ruddock. She married Clarence Hineline in 1929 in Port Clinton and he died 1937. She married A.D. Kinn, June 27, 1941, in Toledo and he died Aug. 1, 1978.

Survivors include: two sons, John D. Kinn of Fostoria and Donald E. Kinn of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Jane E. Buser of Boise, Idaho; and four grandchildren, Riley and Sarah Kinn; Peter and Katee Buser.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a son, Robert Hineline-Kinn; two brothers; and three sisters.

Mrs. Kinn was a homemaker and had been a first grade school teacher with the Fremont City Schools. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Fostoria. She was a 1926 Graduate of Port Clinton High School, and a Graduate of Bowling
Green University. Mrs. Kinn was a member of the Church's Altar Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, Port Clinton Chapter 267, Order of Eastern Star, Fostoria Country Club, Catawba Island Club, Altrusa, Fostoria Area Republican Club, Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary, Fostoria Forum Club, Historical Society, Smithsonian Institute, Women's Investment
Club of Fostoria, and the Toledo Art Museum.

Services will be noon Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. John Trumble officiating. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Cenetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation.


KELBLEY, LLOYD A.

Lloyd A. Kelbley, 86, 6901 W. US 224, Tiffin, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born July 22, 1915, in Bascom, to the late Andrew W. and Anna C. (Kuhn) Kelbley. On July 3, 1939, in St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Cleveland, he married Carol M. Charlton. She preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1989.

Surviving are sons, John R. Kelbley of Nashport, Ohio, Joseph A. Kelbley of Fostoria, and Jerome M. and Jeffrey P. Kelbley, both of Westerville; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sons, Jacob, Jerard and James W. Kelbley; a daughter, Jean Marie; brothers, Walter, Roscoe, Ralph, Homer and Paul Kelbley; and a sister, Susie (Mary Lucille) Murphy,

A graduate of Columbian High School, Mr. Kelbley was a carpenter. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiating. The rosary will be prayed at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8 p.m.

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


KECKLER, RUSSELL M., SR.

Russell M. Keckler Sr., 71, of 1235 N. TR 20 Fostoria, died 7:53 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Kansas, Ohio to the late Claude J. and Jessie E. (Myers) Keckler Sr. He married Joan E. (Doll) Keckler on Dec. 4, 1949, at the High Street United Methodist Church in Russell, Ky., and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: four sons, Russell M. Keckler Jr., Daniel S. Keckler, Dennis S. Keckler and Kevin R. Keckler, all of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. LaFaun (Frank) Scott of Fostoria; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: four brothers, Everette Keckler, Getus Keckler, Cletus Keckler and Claude J. Keckler; two sisters, Eula Newkirk and Effie Healy; and a great-grandchild, Kennedy Elaine Keckler.

Mr. Keckler retired in Dec. 1992, as a Mueller man from Columbia Gas Co. after 45 years of service. He was a long time member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, where he taught Sunday School with his wife, and worked in the sound booth for many years. He had been attending High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria and was a member of Gasco Quarter Century Club.

Private services will be at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating.

Visitation also will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Department of either Wesley or High Street United Methodist Churches, or to a charity of the donor's choice, c/o Mann-Hare Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Fostoria, OH 44883.


KIMBER, VIRGINIA

Graveside services for Virginia Kimber, 87, of 110 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m.
Friday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m.

Mrs. Kimber died at 9:18 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2002, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1915, in Fostoria to Charles C. and Daisy May (Gilland) Kesler. She married Tunis Burdette Kimber on Feb. 6, 1943, and he died in 1960.

Surviving are a son, John W. of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Kimber retired in 1979 as a claims supervisor for Ohio Bureau of Employment in Fostoria.

She was a member of PERS Retirees social group.

She graduated in 1936 from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware.

Memorials may be made to Hancock County Humane Society or American Cancer Society.


LANG, NORBERT J.

Norbert J. "Norbie" Lang, 85, of 511 Clay St., Carey, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born Sept. 4, 1916, in New Reigel to Anton and Theresa (Filliater) Lang. He married Shirley M. Harrold on Dec. 2, 1950, at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Michael R. and Frederick J., both of Carey; David E. of Findlay; and Timothy E. of Roseville, Calif.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Gilbert of Fostoria; Alvin of Bascom; and Robert and Wilbur, both of Tiffin; and four sisters, Helen Fleck, Hollywood, Fla.; Pauline Lang, Marion; Margaret Elchert, New Reigel; and Donna Newlove, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and an infant brother.

Mr. Lang retired in 1987 from Atlas Inc., Fostoria, after 22 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

He was a 1934 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria.

He was a member of Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation and Earl Green American Legion Post 344, both in Carey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Regis
Schlagheck, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey, with military rites.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey 43316-1169..


KEISER, RICHARD E.

Graveside services for Richard E. Keiser, 82, of Van Buren Street, Fostoria, will be held
at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Alonzo B. Wise officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Keiser died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

He was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Fostoria to Alan and Nina (Nobbs) Keiser. He married Bessie M. Greenfield on Jan. 21, 1951, in Fostoria, and she survives.

Mr. Keiser retired in 1982 as a toy buyer for the Hart Stores of Columbus after 34 years.

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

He was a 1937 graduate of Fostoria High School.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Fostoria, and its choir, and was a deacon and elder.

Memorials may be made to the church, 255 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830.

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


LYNCH, KATHRYN M.

Kathryn M. Lynch, 96, formerly of 5614 N. CR 11, Tiffin, of Independence House, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Independence House, where she was a resident for six years.

She was born Aug. 5, 1905 in Liberty Township, Seneca County, to Frank and Rose (Grimes) Lynch. Miss Lynch never married.

Other survivors include: a brother, Ralph M. Lynch of Sandusky; eight nephews, Timothy of Bettsville, Gerald of rural Tiffin, Leonard of rural Bloomville, Charles of rural Tiffin, Eldon of Arizona, Michael of rural Fostoria, Ralph J. of rural Fostoria and Perry Lynch of Bettsville; two nieces, Mrs Margaret (Jerry) Savoy of Elyria and Mrs. Miriam (John) Baglier of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Fred and Thomas Lynch, and a nephew, Stephen.

Miss Lynch was a graduate of Columbian High School, Class of 1923 and attended Tiffin Business School in 1925. She was a secretary/clerk for Noble and Fiege Insurance and Wagner Insurance. She also worked at Ohio Lantern. She was a member of the Tiffin Business and Professional Women.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Danner officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


KENYON, JEAN E.

Jean E. Kenyon, 77, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center Fostoria, died at 12:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the nursing home.

She was born June 29, 1924, in Toledo to Leroy and Mary (Crone) Shultz. She married Herbert Gomersall, and he died in 1951. She later married Ralph Kenyon, and he died Dec. 28, 1989.

Surviving are three daughters, Joy Taylor and Judith Schneider, both of Fremont; and Laura Contos, Toledo; two sons, James H. of Findlay; and Kevin R. of Westland, Mich.; six grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; and four sisters, Doris Scherger and Maryann Whitman, both of Fostoria; Winifred Fuller, New Riegel; and Lorna Clem, Tiffin.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, James R., John J., Albert D., Wilber L., Leroy, and George Shultz; and three sisters, Helen and Glennis May Shultz, and Marie Baumbarger.

Mrs. Kenyon was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Christopher Gambos officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Activities Fund of St. Catherine's Care Center.


LYNCH, ROSIE L.

Funeral services for Rosie L. Lynch, 69, of 624 Woodward Ave., Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Fostoria, the Rev. T.A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in
Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Lynch died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn., to Johnny and Ella Louise (West) Black. She married Archie Tatum, who preceded her in death. She then married James B. Lynch in 1974, and he survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Benjamin Thompson, Chicago; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ferguson-Clark; a grandchild; two sisters, Nora Davis and Ora Lee Thompson; and a brother, Willie Joe Thompson.

Mrs. Lynch retired in 1994 as an inspector at RCA/Harris, Findlay, after 30 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she served as an usher.

Memorials may be made to the church building fund, 534 Lynn St., Fostoria, 44830.



KEIFFER, PAUL J.
 
Paul J. Keiffer, 83, of 740 N. High St., Bascom, died 8:40 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his residence.
 
He was born March 5, 1919, in Alvada to the late Ira B. and Philomena (Wagner) Keiffer. He married Frances U. Ritzler, and they are divorced.
 
Survivors include: three sons, Michael P. Keiffer of Texas, Anthony W. Keiffer of Fostoria and Raymond A. Keiffer of Burgoon; seven daughters, Mrs. Paula (Jim) Walters of New York, Mrs. Margaret (Ed) Schwab of Findlay, Mrs. Ann (Dave) Scherger of Fostoria, Alice Fletcher of Carey, Lindsay Drake of Fostoria, Mrs. Kathy (Robert) Santos of Fostoria and Mrs. Connie (Dave) Myers of Bascom; 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a sister, Rita Cavanaugh of Findlay.
 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Clarence, and Earl Keiffer and a sister, Alma Theis.
 
Mr. Keiffer retired in 1982 from Union Carbide in Fostoria. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the New Riegel American Legion Post 354.
 
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca Memory Gardens in Tiffin with the Rev. Jon Bravinder officiating. The New Riegel American Legion will conduct military honors at the ceremony.
 
Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice in Findlay.
 
Arrangements are being handled by Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.


KINN, MARGARET R.
 
Margaret R. Kinn, 78, of 11118 W. TR 96, Alvada, died at 1:38 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her home.
 
She was born June 11, 1923, in Seneca County to the late Oswald and Agnes (Wagner) Seifert. She married Paul L. Kinn April 3, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. He died Jan. 2, 1979.
 
Surviving are: four sons, Michael P. Kinn of Alvada, Harold "Bud" Kinn of Tiffin, Timothy L. Kinn of New Riegel and Gordon M. Kinn of Denver, Colo.; Three daughters, Christine A. Williams of Alvada, Grace M. Brown of Mt. Blanchard and Gloria S. Earl of New Riegel; 14 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; nine brothers, John Seifert of Carey, Louis Seifert of Georgia, Harold Seifers of Michigan, Urban Seifert of Sandusky, Robert Seifert of Tiffin, William Seifert of Melmore, Oswald Seifert of Indiana, Thomas Seifert, of New London and David Seifert of Wyoming; two sisters, Helen Vadala of Tiffin and Ruth Wood of Virginia.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Roger W. Kinn; a brother, Albert Seifert; four sisters, Mary Babb, Dolores Szablewski, Dorothy Magers and Alice Magers.
 
Mrs. Kinn retired in 1988, as a registered nurse for more than 44 years, having worked at Fostoria City Hospital, Tiffin Mercy Hospital, and for Dr. E. Ley.  She was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  She belonged to St. Peter Catholic Church in Alvada and its Rosary-Altar Society; New Riegel Legion Post 354; Women of the Moose, New Riegel Chapter 253; lifetime member of Mercy Alumni Association, Toledo; AllenEiry Senior Center, Tiffin; and the Catholic Nurses Association.  Mrs. Kinn was a 1941 graduate of Calver High School, Tiffin, and a 1944 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, with the Rev. Leonard Kistler, C.PP.S., the Rev Harry Cananaugh, C.PP.S., and the Rev. Maurice Hayes, O.F.M. Conv., Deacon Lewis Reinhart officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Parish Cemetery, Alvada. New Riegel American Legion will conduct graveside military funeral
honors.
 
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Women of the Moose memorial service will be 2 p.m.; a Christian Wake at 3 p.m. and service by the New Riegel American Legion at 5 p.m. Monday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, (419) 435-8200.
 
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Toledo, Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

LEMASTER, WILLIE
 
Willie Lemaster, 68, of Maple Street, Fostoria, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
 
He was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Magoffin, Ky., to the late Sammie and Stella (Cantrell) Lemaster.
 
Surviving are: two sons, Zachery Harless of Marion and Charles Lemaster of Cardington; two stepsons, Gregg and Jeremy Kleinmark of Fostoria; four daughters, Jacqueline and Esther Lemaster of Marion, April Lemaster and Cathy Spicer, both of Cardington; three brothers, Junior Lemaster of Proctorville, Francis Lemaster of Wheelersburg, Ky., Clyde Lemaster of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Solis Meade of Morral, Jean Tinover of Cincinnati, Virginia Prater of Salyersville, Ky. Cardington; three brothers, Junior Lemaster of Proctorville, Francis Lemaster of Wheelersburg, Ky., Clyde Lemaster of
 
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today at the First Freewill Baptist Church on US 23, north of Carey.
 

Harrold-Florianna Funeral Home in Fostoria is in charge of the arrangements.



KROETZ, KYLE MATTHEW
 
  A memorial service for Kyle Matthew Kroetz, 29, of Findlay, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Johnnie Cross Jr. officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
  Mr. Kroetz drowned at Nickel Plate Beach, Huron, on Wednesday, July 10, 2002.
 
  He was born July 20, 1972, in Fostoria to Ed and Sandy (Leisenring) Kroetz. They survive in Fostoria. He married Rachel E. Smith on Sept. 9, 1998, in Findlay, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are a daughter, Holly M. Kroetz, Fostoria; five brothers, Michael E. of Tiffin; Jeffrey A. of Perrysburg; Patrick N. and Phillip C., both of Amsden; Jonathan R. of Fostoria; two sisters, Mrs Stephen (Kristine M.) Kent and Leslie E. Kroetz, both of Fostoria.
 
  Mr. Kroetz worked at the Wal-Mart warehouse, Findlay, and had previously worked in security at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. He also was an assistant to a local veterinarian for several years.
 
  He served in Findlay's National Guard Unit, being discharged in 1996.
 
  He was a 1990 graduate of Fostoria High School.
 
  He was a member of Eagle Scout Troop 436, Fostoria, and received the Broken Arrow Award.
 
  Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830; or a charity of the donor's choicce


LISKAI, RICHARD E.

 
Richard E. "Dick " Liskai, 54, of CR 55, Gibsonburg, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
 
He was born Oct. 15, 1947, to Alexander and Marian (Tille) Liskai in Gibsonburg. He married Cheryl (Lentz) Lesher Nov. 26, 1976, in Bradner. She survives in Gibsonburg.
 
Also surviving are: his mother, Marian Liskai of Gibsonburg; a son, Brent Liskai of Fostoria; three daughters, Michelle Bowe of Helena, Tonya Kiskai of Fostoria, Jeannette Liskai of Gibsonburg; five grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Blain of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Joan Vincent of Gibsonburg, Pat Hendricks of Montpelier and Sandy Haubert of Lakrspur, Colo.
 
After graduating from Gibsonburg High School in 1966, Mr. Liskai worked 13 years for the Dana Corporation in Toledo. After that, he worked as a self-employed truck driver until his illness. Mr. Liskai was an avid Sprint car driver and raced
around the Ohio tracks, for the past 39 years as the driver of car number 6.
 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home in Gibsonburg. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.
 
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, also 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to Cancer Research and Services, in care of the family.

KLABIAN, JACK

Jack Klabian, 81, of Tiffin, died at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
 
He was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joe and Helen Elizabeth (Gordon) Klabian.
 
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wendelin Cemetery in Fostoria, where burial will take place.
 
There will be no visitation.
 

The Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria is in charge of the arrangements.



LOPEZ, MARIA GUADALUPE
 
  FOSTORIA -- Maria Guadalupe "Lupe" Lopez, 83, of 123 E. Culbertson St., Fostoria, died at 10:55  a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
 
  She was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Galveston, Texas, to Juan and Mercedes (Ruiz) Flores. She married  Gusto Stanley "Gus" Lopez on June 24, 1942, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he  survives.
 
  Also surviving are a son, Joseph A. of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (M. Rebecca "Becky")  Malagon and Christina "Tina" DeLaRosa, both of Fostoria; Mrs. Richard (Virginia "Ginny") Lopez de  Holien, Lafayette, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and  three sisters, Mrs. Jose (Lucille) Hernandez, Mrs. Ernest (Ruth) Saenz, Mrs. Richard (Cory) Macias, all  of Fostoria.
 
  She was preceded in death by a son, Steven John; three brothers, Hipolito, Florentino and Antonio  Flores; and two sisters, Julia and Brigida Flores.
 
  Mrs. Lopez retired in 1982 as a production checker from Bendix, Fostoria, after 30 years. During World  War II, she painted the inside of military planes for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego.
 
  She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Guadalupe Society, where she served as a  president for more than 10 years. She also served as eucharist minister, former parish council member  and building committee associate. She was also involved in the Migrant Children's Program and  volunteered for Migrant Ministry En Camino. She was a Cub Scout and Blue Bird den mother; an  American G.I. Forum officer; and a member of UAW Local 533.
 
  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the parish  cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoening Funeral  Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited  at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
 

  Memorials may be made to Gusto and Guadalupe Lopez St. Wendelin Educational Fund for Hispanic  Students; or to a charity of the donor's choice.


 

LAUTSCH, MAXINE
 
  FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Maxine I. Lautsch, 76, of Perry Street, Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial  will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Lautsch died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at her residence.
 
  She was born June 1, 1926, in Clarksburg, W.Va. to Arlis and Ellive (Sprouse) Smith. She married  Ernest J. Lautsch on Oct. 12, 1942, and they were divorced.
 
  Surviving are a son, Ronald of Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Margaret) Gillig, Fostoria; two grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Smith, Fostoria; and Paul Smith, Chula Vista, Calif.; and a sister,  Marlene Foster, Mansfield.
 
  She was preceded in death by a son, Rick; and a sister, Marjorie Turner.
 
  Mrs. Lautsch was a homemaker.
 
  She was a member of New Covenant/Oak Tree Christian Church, Fostoria.
 

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



KLEINHEN, MARY
  
 
  FOSTORIA -- Graveside services for Mary Imogene Kleinhen, 84, of Eaton and formerly of Fostoria,  will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating.
 
  No visitation will be held.
 
  Mrs. Kleinhen died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at Greenbriar Nursing Center, Eaton.
 
  She was born June 19, 1918 in Ottumwa, Iowa to John and Vineta (Mizer) Crawford. She married  Robert D. Kleinhen, and he died in 1985.
 
  Survivors include three sons, Stephen R. of Eaton; John R. of Kalida; Dennis M. of Naples, Fla.; nine  grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Crawford.
 
  Mrs. Kleinhen was the owner and operator of Kleinhen's Office Supply, Fostoria.
 
  She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1936, and from Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kan., in  1940.
 
  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Eaton.
 
  Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.



KETNER, LULU FAYE
 
Lulu Faye Ketner, 78, of St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at St. Catherine's.
 
She was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Gallia County, to Charles and Bessie Rose (Bomer) Moore. On March 29, 1964, she married Alvin Ketner, Jr. in Hancock County. He died May 1990.
 
Surviving are: a stepson, Jerry Ketner of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; three brothers, James Saxtox of Wayne, Elbert Bomer of Risingsun and Robert Bomer of Bradner; a sister, Gertrude Kreais of Wayne and four grandchildren.
 
Service will be 1:30 p.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery near Gilboa.
 

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



LINCOLN-SIMMS, RITA K.
 
FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Rita K. Lincoln-Simms, 50, of Findlay, and formerly of Fostoria, will  be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Fostoria, the Rev. T.A. Smith officiating. Burial will be  in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an  hour before services Monday at the church.
 
  Mrs. Lincoln-Simms died of natural causes at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at her residence.
 
  She was born Dec. 2, 1951, in Fostoria to John N. and Edith Fay (Creech) Pullom. She married Terry  Lincoln in 1971, and they divorced. She later married Theodore Anthony Simms III June 5, 2002, and he  survives.
 
  Also surviving are a son, Terrence A. "Chico" Lincoln, Holland; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Donielle R.  "Mitzi") Lincoln, Mansfield; two stepsons, Terry A. Lincoln Jr. and El-On Simms; and three  stepdaughters, Jada Price, and Yolanda and Dominique Simms; five grandchildren; three brothers,  William "Bunny" Pullom, Fostoria; John N. Pullom, Cairo, Egypt; and Michael E. Pullom, Findlay; a  foster brother, Roy Barfield, Fostoria; and three sisters, Mrs. William (Juliana) Lawson and Brenda  Anderson, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Rev. Henry (Marva "Cookie") Goodwin, Toledo.
 
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Maurice Pullom.
 
  Mrs. Lincoln-Simms taught at Toledo Head Start for 15 years, and was president of the teacher's union.  She formerly worked at GE, Toledo Stamping, and was a supervisor for Kenlight Cleaning Services,  Toledo.
 
  She graduated from Fostoria High School, attended Columbus Business School, received a Head Start  teaching certificate from Owens Community College, and graduated from Mutual of Omaha School of  Agents in Philadelphia.
 
  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fostoria, and was assistant to the pastor of Day Star Church,  Toledo.
 
  Memorials may be made to the grandchildren in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830



KEIFFER, EDWARD S.
 
Edward S. Keiffer, 44, of Hamilton, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at his home.
 
He was born Sept. 22, 1958, in Fostoria, to Carl and Frances (Chapman) Keiffer. On Feb. 13, 1988, he married Tammy Ryan in Glastonbury, Conn. She survives in Hamilton.
 
Other survivors include: his mother, Frances Keiffer of Fostoria; a son, Jacob Walker-Keiffer of York, Pa.; two daughters, Sade Ann and Haley Keiffer, at home; two brothers, Charles Keiffer of St. Petersburg, Fla., and David Keiffer of Orlando, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Carol (William) Watson, Mrs. Peggy (Steve) Gebauer, Mrs. Patricia (Dennis) Hogan, Mrs. Jan (Miles) Reinhard, all of Fostoria, Robyn Meadows of Lula, Ga., and Mrs. Julie (David) Goodrick of Canal Fulton.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Keiffer.
 
Mr. Keiffer was employed as an EPA Procurement Specialist for the OHM/Shaw Group of Cincinnati. He was a 1977 graduate of Fostoria High School.
 
Mr. Keiffer received an associate's degree in Civil Construction at Stark College and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Chadwick University. Mr. Keiffer was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
 
He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Hamilton and former member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.  He was a soccer coach for the recreation department in Hamilton.
 
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.
 
Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, where Military Honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, where the Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m.
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Seneca County or to the charity of the donor's choice.


LEWIS, JOYCE
 
  FOSTORIA -- Joyce H. Lewis, 42, of 824 S. Poplar St., Fostoria, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m.  Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at her brother's residence in Findlay.
 
  She was born Feb. 27, 1960, in Fostoria to Lawrence "Larry" and Mary A. (Reinhart) Bergstedt.
 
  Surviving are three sons, David L. and Sean A. Bergstedt and Greggory S. Lewis II, all of Fostoria; three  daughters, Joy A. Bailey, Fostoria; April M. Bergstedt and Mary Jean Lewis, both of Rockbridge; three  grandchildren; four brothers, Robert, Donald and Roger Bergstedt, all of Fostoria; Carl "Joe" Bergstedt,  Findlay; and two sisters, Mrs. Dave (Rose) Lucius, Tiffin; and Norma Thompson, Fostoria.
 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Pete Bergstedt.
 
  Ms. Lewis worked at Exel Logistics, Fostoria.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be  in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


LOOMIS, JAMES L.
 
  RISINGSUN -- Funeral services for James L. Loomis, 48, of 512 Main St., Risingsun, will be held at  10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Gary Staats officiating. Burial will  be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
  Mr. Loomis died at 7:52 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, from injuries  suffered in a motorcycle accident on Ohio 199, north of Fostoria.
 
  He was born Sept. 1, 1954, in Toledo to Lurelle L. and Anna M. (Weiker) Loomis. His mother survives  in Fostoria.
 
  Also surviving are a daughter, Ivy L. Loomis, Clyde; two grandchildren; a brother, Steven R. of Fostoria;  and companion Nell Long, Risingsun.
 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas E.
 
  Mr. Loomis was a self-employed building contractor in the Fostoria area for several years.
 
  He was a 1972 graduate of Lakota High School.
 
  Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


KREAGER, WALTER W.
 
  Funeral services for Walter W. Kreager, 81, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Fostoria, will
  be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
  Mr. Kreager died at 10:57 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Ellington Hospice, Palmetto, Fla.
 
  He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Martin to Edward and Stella (Lowe) Kreager. He married Eva M.  Rathburn on June 20, 1968, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are three sons, Steve of Walbridge; Donald and Ronald, both of Genoa; a stepson,  Anthony DeRose, Lima; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard of Martin; four
  sisters, Mrs. Elroy (Agnes) York, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; Ellen Schulte, Genoa; Mrs. George (Lucille)  Gackstetter, Martin; Mrs. Dennis (Barbara) Gadda, Sunbury.
 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward.
 
  Mr. Kreager was a receptionist at Shore's Retirement Village, Bradenton, Fla. He retired in 1978 from  Hess Cartage.
 
  He was a member of West Bradenton Baptist, Bradenton, Fla.; Palmetto (Fla.) Elks Lodge; and  Teamsters Union.
 
  Memorials may be made to Ellington Hospice, 4151 Mendoza Road, Palmetto FL 34222.



KNIGHT, HOWARD ALLEN
Former Fostorian
 
Howard Allen Knight, 75, of 1657 Tomahawk Trace, Fremont, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2002, at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, following a long battle of lung disease.
 
He was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Royal Oak, Mich. He was a 1944 graduate of Fostoria High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 30, 1944, and served overseas in the Philippine Islands during W.W. II. On Oct. 19, 1947, he married Joyce Estella Reinhard. The marriage produced two sons, Charles Allen Knight, born in 1949 and Christopher John Knight, born in
1952.
 
From 1949-1959, he was a railway mail clerk, where he sorted mail in transit on passenger trains running all over North Central United States. In 1959 he founded H.A. Knight and Son's Masonry Construction Company. In 1963 he was elected to and served five terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. From 1968-1991 he founded and operated for 23 years, Knight Insurance Agency, Inc.  From 1973-1977 he taught economics at the University of Toledo, Scott Park Campus.  In 1982 he was unsuccessful in his bid for candidate for Ohio State Treasurer. He held numerous licenses, such as: private pilot (instrument rated), amateur radio operator (WB8YPB), insurance, real estate auctioneer and certified life underwriter.  At the time of his death he was still an active partner in Round Table Homes, a real estate holding company.  During his retirement in Florida he had tutored young immigrants on how to speak English and to become self-sufficient.  He obtainedhis glider pilot's license and was an adviser for S.C.O.R.E.
 
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Reinhard) Knight; two sons, Christopher Knight of Fremont and Charles Knight of Fostoria; three grandchildren, Sarah, Aaron and Taylor Knight; and a sister, Lois Baldwin of Atlanta, Ga.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard W. and Dorothy (Hale) Knight; and a sister, Elizabeth Murray.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Nov. 8, in the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St., Fremont, Ohio.
 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark J. Herzog officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be given to the Catholic Education Development Fund or the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.


KLAKAMP, BERNARD R.
Allied Signal Retiree
 
  A memorial service for Bernard F. Klakamp, 79, formerly of Northview Avenue, Findlay, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Findlay Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Stephen Spangler officiating.  Private burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. 
 
  Visitation will be held an hour before services Sunday at the hall.
 
  Mr. Klakamp died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Blakely Care Center, North Baltimore.
 
  He was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Indianapolis to Henry Franklin and Mollie (Gift) Klakamp. He married Carroll M. Stanley on June 21, 1947, and she survives. 
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Stanley F. of Bowling Green; and Bryan A. of Findlay; six grandchildren; and a sister, Eva May Absher, Anderson, Ind.
 
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Heath.
 
  Mr. Klakamp retired from Allied Signal (now Honeywell), Fostoria. He previously worked for Buckeye Ready Cut Homes and for Power and Light Co. and Western Electric, Indianapolis. 
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-48 in TEC 4 Signal Corps and Army Reserves. 
 
  He was a member of Findlay Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
  Memorials may be made to the hall, 9935 Ohio 12 W., Findlay, 45840.
 
  Arrangements are by Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.


KRAYLEK, SARAH J.
 
   Funeral services for Sarah J. Kraylek, 63, of 250 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m.    Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Kraylek died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Fostoria Community Hospital.
 
  She was born May 15, 1939, in Bloomdale to Charles A. and Rose M. (Valenti) Sherlock. She married  Ronald J. Kraylek on July 4, 1960, in Risingsun, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are four sons, Craig Cole, and R. Jay, Scott and Ronald "Bosco" Kraylek Jr., all of  Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Shawn (Ronna) Russell, Fostoria; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a  brother, Robert Charles Sherlock, Fostoria; and a sister, Marilyn Louise Hitchings, Fostoria.
 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, William Winfield Sherlock.
 
  Mrs. Kraylek retired in 2001 as a habilitation specialist at VOCA Home in Fostoria after 13 years.
 
  Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


LEHMANN, ELIZABETH ANN
Mother of Fostorian
 
Elizabeth Ann Lehmann, 91, formerly of Risingsun, died 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, in St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.
 
She was born Nov. 23, 1911, in West Millgrove, to Thomas and Floy (Michener) Sawyer. She married Leo J. Lehmann Aug.18, 1932, in Millersville. He died Nov. 23, 1991.
 
Surviving are: a son, Richard Lehmann of Fostoria; four daughters, Barbara Moor of Bradner, Donna Pesch of Chardon, Joann Kemenah of Risingsun and Eileen (Susie) Hiser of Butler, IN; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St.Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery in Millersville.
 
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 6:30 p.m.


KAMMEYER, MARGARET R.
 
Margaret R. Kammeyer, 58, of Gromley St., Fostoria, died 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Hospital.
 
She was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Fostoria, to Franklin and Virginia (Wilhelm) Snyder. She first married Richard Blackburn and they were divorced. She then married Bradley Kammeyer on Dec. 17, 1984 in Fostoria.  He survives in Fostoria.
 
Also surviving are: two daughters Sheri and Elizabeth Blackburn, both of Fostoria; step-father, Robert Appel of Fostoria; two brothers, Michael Appel of Columbus and David Appel of Fostoria; two sisters, Gail Reinhard and Ruth Ann Appel, both of Fostoria and a grandchild.
 
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


KISSLING, ROY C.
 
 Roy C. Kissling, 88, formerly of East Fremont Street, Fostoria, died at 4:37 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9,   2002 at Fostoria Community Hospital.
 
  He was born Oct. 9, 1914 in Sandusky County to Arthur and Edith (Zimmerman) Kissling. He married  Doryce J. Humbert on Oct. 10, 1936 in Bettsville, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Anita) Meili, Tiffin; and Mrs. Joe (Eva Lynn) Fruchey,  Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 
  He was preceded in death by a son, Donald; a sister, Ethel Grimes; and two brothers, Wilfred and  Raymond.
 
  Mr. Kissling retired in 1979 as the owner and operator of Roy's Shoe Repair in Fostoria after more than  40 years.
 
  He was a 1932 graduate of Jackson High School in Amsden.
 
  He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ and VFW Championship Band, where he played  the clarinet, both in Fostoria; and was past master of Lodge 288 F&AM, past illustrious master of  Council 90 and past high priest of Chapter 60, all in Fostoria.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev.  Larry Miracle officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before services Thursday at the funeral  home, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church or Fostoria Masonic Endowment Fund.


KUBASEK, EVELYN
 
  Evelyn Lee Kubasek, 79, of 8100 County Road 59, Carey, formerly of Fostoria, died at  3:40 a.m.  Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at her residence.
 
  She was born May 27, 1923 in Fostoria to Lee and Virginia (Hampshire) Dixon. She married Charles  Maxwell Jurrus Sr., and they divorced. She then married Verl J. Kubasek on June 25, 1960, and he  survives.
 
  Also surviving are a son, C. Max Jurrus Jr., Findlay; two daughters, Kris Kubasek and Mrs. Terry  (Kelly) Hill, both of Carey; and eight grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by a sister, LaDonna Hummel.
 
  Mrs. Kubasek was a homemaker.
 
  She was of the Methodist faith.
 
  She attended Fostoria High School.
 
  Private graveside services will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, the Rev. Joseph Searfoss  officiating.
 
  Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.
 
  Arrangements are by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.

 

Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson