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2003 Obituaries - U, V, W, X, Y & Z

WADE, HARRY  L.
Wagner, Clarence J
Wagner, Eugene
Wagner, Evelyn
Waldron, Elsie
WALL, ROBERT  P.
Ward, Evelyn M.
WATKINS, STEPHEN  T.
WELLY, ALFRED  L.
Welly, Nicholas Reed
WEINANDY, LLOYD MARTIN
Wernick, Jay Eliot
Wentz, Paul L.
Wenzke, Louis E.
WILHELM, JOHN  J.
Williams, Glenwood R. "Glenn"
Winkler, Marcella M.
Wise, Roger V.
Wolff, Richard
Woods, Madeline
Wooldridge, Bertha C.
Wright, Bert
Vance Nathan, D.
Vargas, Joseph Sr.
Vassalle, Richard A.
Vegso, Vivian E.
Visgak, Zane Aaron - Agnew
Vogel, Thomas D.
Yantis, Ruth L.
Yates, Alverta R.
Yost, Gerald Herman
Young Charles L.
Youster, Joellen M "Jo"


 

WILHELM, JOHN  J.
 
John J. Wilhelm, 73, of 46 Howard Ave., Tiffin, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in his home.
 
He was born June 3, 1929, in Tiffin, to John H. and Margaret (Desch) Wilhelm, and they both are deceased. He married Marjorie A. Anderson, May 14, 1955, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she survives.
 
Other survivors include: children, Dennis J. (Linda) Wilhelm, Douglas E. (Tina) Wilhelm, Mrs. Robert (Janet E.) Coffman, Mrs. Robert (Sharon A.) Roach, Mrs. Larry (Nancy J.) Seifert, and Mrs. Charles (Carol S.) Burmeister all of Tiffin; 13 grandchildren, Angela, Julie, Greg and Nathan Wilhelm, Sarah, Aaron and Brandon Coffman, Ashley and Brandon Giesler,
Christopher Roach, Ryan Bour, Nicholas and Richard Seifert; brothers, Clarence "Bill" Wilhelm of Highland Beach, Fla., Donald Wilhelm of Fairview Park, Ohio, Eugene Wilhelm of Rocky River, Ohio, and Karl Wilhelm of Peach Tree City, Ga.; and sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Rippinger of Aurora, Ill., Sr. Mary Beth Wilhelm, CSA of Fond du Lac, Wis., Mrs. Emmitt
(Dorothy) Droll of Fostoria, Ohio, and Alice Rippinger of Aurora, Ill.
 
Brothers Robert, Paul and Ray are deceased.
 
He was a 1947 Calvert High School graduate. Mr. Wilhelm worked for Excello now Air Foil Textron in Fostoria as a millwright for 30 years. For 25 years, he was a real estate salesman for Paul Rosen Realty.
 
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
 
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Past Grand Knight and 3rd Degree member, Past Faithful Navigator and 4th Degree member. He was a Calvert High Booster member. Mr. Wilhelm enjoyed playing Santa Claus for 47 years.
 
Rosary will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Concelebrants the Rev. Frank A. Murd and the Rev. Richard Dunn will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery where military graveside service will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home where 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will be present 6-8 p.m.
 
Memorials may be made to Calvert High School; St. Mary School; Seneca County Dialysis Center; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
WATKINS, STEPHEN  T.
 
Stephen T. Watkins, 40, of 84 W. Market St., Tiffin, died 5:21 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee.
 
He was born March 27, 1962, in Fremont, to Billy and Patricia "Trish" (Lamson) Watkins. They survive in Bettsville.
 
He married Kellie (Anderson) Watkins on Dec. 14, 1996, in Gibsonburg. She survives.
 
Also surviving are: three sons, Nathaniel Watkins and Nicholas Watkins, both of Tiffin and Stephen Watkins of Virginia; two daughters, Noelle Watkins of Tiffin and Jessica Chadwell of Virginia; a brother, Frank Watkins of Eastlake; two sisters, Cherie Long of Fostoria and Charlene Watkins of Republic; two nephews and a niece.
 
Mr. Watkins worked as a welder for Tiffin Crane and Loader. He graduated from Bettsville High School in 1980. He loved music and enjoyed working on cars.
 
Mr. Watkins was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1980-1982. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Bettsville.
 
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville, with the Pastor Gary Adams officiating.
 
Burial will be in Arcadia Memory Gardens.
 
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in care of his children.
WEINANDY, LLOYD MARTIN
Father of Fostorian
 
Lloyd Martin Weinandy, 71, of 5623 S. US 23, Alvada, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at his residence.
 
He was born March 22, 1931, in Big Springs Twp., Seneca County, to Clarence August and Magdalena Mathilda (Tiell) Weinandy, and they are deceased. He married Doris Louise Wagner June 20, 1953, in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Alvada; and she survives.
 
Other survivors include: two sons, Donald Lloyd and Rick Allen both of Alvada; a daughter, Pamela Painter of Fostoria; seven grandchildren; and three brothers, Ralph P. and Luke e. of Alvada, and Cyril A. of Tiffin.
 
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Alvada, with burial in Seneca Memory Gardens.
 
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

WALL, ROBERT  P.
 
  OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- Funeral services for Robert Phillip Wall, 69, of Grayson, Ky., and formerly of  County Highway 79, Forest, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, Olive Hill, Ky.  Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Dry Branch, Ky., with military rites.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, and from 4-8  p.m. Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel.
 
  Mr. Wall died at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
 
  He was born Feb. 17, 1933 in Rushville, Ind. to Ora and Iona Marie (Uslar) Wall. He married Loretta  Wilson on Nov. 24, 1956, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are three sons, Robert Junior of Grayson, Ky.; Vernon Russell of Fostoria; Kenneth Roy  of Forest; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Haines, Fort Collins, Colo.; Betty  Bender, Cincinnati; and two brothers, Martin of Camdon, Tenn.; and William of Paris, Tenn.
 
  He was preceded in death by a grandchild.
 
  Mr. Wall retired in 1995 from National Lime and Stone Co., Carey, after 27 years.
 
  He was a veteran of the Korean War.
 
  Memorials may be made to Wyandot County Heart Support Group of American Heart Association.
WELLY, ALFRED  L.
 
Alfred L. Welly, 78, of West Crocker St., Fostoria, died 4:52 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.
 
He was born June 6, 1924, in Seneca County, to Joseph and Matilda (Kirian) Welly. He married Doris J. (Drenning) Welly on Sept. 30, 1946, in Fostoria.  She survives in Fostoria.
 
Also surviving are: a son, James A. Welly of Fostoria; three daughters, Marlene Tussinger of Kokomo, Ind., Pamela Kessler of Carey and Mary Rader of Fostoria; three sisters, Mary Doogs, Florence Foltz, both of Fostoria, and Emma Welch of Frederickstown; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren and none step great-grandchildren.
 
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
WADE, HARRY  L.
 
 Harry L. Wade, 85, of 348 Liberty St., Fostoria, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at his  residence.
 
  He was born Jan. 21, 1918 in Fostoria to Harry L. and Helen S. (Poe) Wade. He married Kathryn M.  Smith on Oct. 4, 1941 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are three sons, Thomas H. of Warren; Dennis J. of Kokomo, Ind.; Gary M. of Fostoria;  four daughters, Kathleen M. Ward, Lima; Mrs. Joseph (Linda C.) Burkart, Vermilion; Mrs. James  (Barbara J.) Perry, Columbus, Ind.; Mrs. Richard (Ellen K.) Reinhart, Oakland Township, Michigan; 21  grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Stan (Margaret) Moyer, Toledo.
 
  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helene Thomas, Betty Richards and Phyllis Jean Wade.
 
  Mr. Wade retired in 1982 as a purchasing agent at Fostoria Industries after 46 years. He began his  career at Fostoria Pressed Steel.
 
  He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant, radio/gunner.  He flew 55 missions in a B25 in the African European Campaign.
 
  He was a 1935 graduate of Fostoria High School.
 
  He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, American Legion Post 73, and a third degree  member of Knights of Columbus Council 1197, all in Fostoria. He was a former member of Fostoria  Toastmasters.
 
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 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. 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 Church and schools or Seneca County Community Hospice  Care, Tiffin.


Wagner, Eugene

Eugene Wagner, 70, of 6560 CR 6, New Riegel, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in St. Catherine's Care Center of Fostoria.

He was born May 13, 1932, in Clyde, to the late Dewey and Dolly (Waldon) Wagner.

Surviving are: children, Brenda Ludwig of Tiffin, David E. Wagner of Upper Sandusky, Keith A. Wagner of Fostoria, John E. Wagner of LaGrange, Ga., Chris J. Wagner of Tiffin, Karla J. Brown of Toledo, Ricky D. Wagner of Sandusky, Jackie L. Wagner of Tiffin and Craig D. Wagner of Nevada, Ohio; 21 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven step grandchildren; and three sisters, Wilma Holmer of Titusville, Pa., Bernadine Hoover and Dorothy Wagner, both of Clyde.

Mr. Wagner was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home in Tiffin. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens where graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Yates, Alverta R.

FOSTORIA -- Alverta R. Yates, 92, of 821 Williston Ave., Fostoria, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Winebrenner Village in Findlay.

She was born June 4, 1910, in Risingsun, to the late George C. and Dora E. (Echelbarger) Ries. On Aug. 31, 1928, in Bowling Green, she married John E. Yates. He died June 19, 1988.

Surviving are: three daughters, Betty L. Bulile and Doris M. Kuntz, both of Fostoria, and Sue Ellen Wimmer, of Overpeck, Ohio; 25 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Marie Bibich of Michigan; and a step son, Donald Vannest Sr., of Bellevue.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery in Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where an Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Service will be at 6 p.m


Ward, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Ward, 78, 46 Elmwood St., Tiffin, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in the Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Fostoria, to the late Asa and Carrie (Povenmire) Daugherty. She first married Charles Payne on March 25, 1943. He died on Nov. 20, 1946. She then married Herman Ward on Nov. 29, 1947, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. He survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include: two sons, Charles (Mary Ann) Payne of Tiffin and Richard (Shirley) Ward of Fostoria; four daughters, Shirley J. Aichholz of New Washington, Peg (Jerry) Baker of Tiffin and Pat (Steve) Shilling and Cindy Frantz, both of Vanlue; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Asa Daugherty Jr. of Fostoria, Everett Daugherty of Austin, Texas, and Robert Daugherty of Bowling Green.

Preceding her in death were a son-in-law, Harry Aichholz; great-granddaughter, Devin Shilling; two brothers, Roy and Richard Daugherty; and two sisters, Mildred Shultz and Helen Gaertner.

A homemaker, Mrs. Ward was a Fostoria High School graduate. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin and its Rosary Altar Society. She also was an avid Western square dancer and an avid bingo and card player.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Dendinger officiating. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the funeral Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113. A wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, the Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association, in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.


Wright, Bert

WRIGHT, Bert E Sr., 73, of 815 W. Main Cross, Findlay passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2003 at his residence.
He was born August 13, 1929 to Moses and Della (Betz) Wright. He first married Idella and they were later divorced, he then married Jean Moore, August 15, 1975 and she survives in Findlay.

Also surviving are one son, Bert E. (Molly) Wright, Jr., North Baltimore, two stepsons, Anthony (Susie) Mischke, Jallejo, Calf., and Timothy (Deb) Mischke, Suisun, Calf., one daughter, Beth (Fred) Arredondo, Fostoria, two step-daughters, Christina Long, Findlay and Elizabeth (Jerry) Vanderhoff, Findlay. Mr. Wright also is survived by eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two sons, Michael Dean and Scott Allen Wright, two brothers, Daniel and Homer Wright and two sisters, Margaret Sands and Helen E. Wright.

Mr. Wright was employed at Cooper Tire for thirty-eight plus years. He was a member of the Cooper Fish Club and was an avid gardener.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2003 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with the Reverend Terry McBeath presiding. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate, PO Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039.


Welly, Nicholas Reed

Nicholas Reed Welly was stillborn at 2:34 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are: his parents, David R. and Barbara (Reinhart) Welly of Kansas; a brother, Brett Welly and a sister, Amanda Welly, both at home; maternal grandparents, Edward J. and Marge (Baker) Reinhart of Kansas; paternal grandparents, James D. and Barbara J. (Bauer) Welly of Carey; and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Florian Bertha (Nye) Reinhart of Fostoria.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Scott-Trinity Cemetery in Sandusky County.

The Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria is handling the arrangements.


Wise, Roger V.

Roger V. Wise, 77, of 1041 Gerlock Drive, Fostoria, died quietly Wednesday afternoon at Independence House, Fostoria, after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. Roger was known, throughout his life, for his great sense of humor. Even during his last days, he tried to cheer up those who came to visit him.
He was born June 29, 1925, in Willard, to the late Leonard S. and Mary Lenora (Stoll) Wise. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Virginia "Ginger" (Savage) Wise in Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, Ohio, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a son, Timothy R. Wise of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Isaiah (Margerie) Predieri; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dean W. Wise.

Mr. Wise retired as vice president of Seneca Radio Corporation (WFOB), Fostoria, and Wood Television Corporation, Bowling Green, Ohio. He recently worked part-time at Ballreich Furniture, Fostoria.

His memberships included: Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria; a graduate member of the Fostoria University Club; Fostoria Footlighters; Sandusky Valley Astronomy; and the American Heart Association Board of Seneca County.

He was formerly active in the Republican Party and was a member of the National Association of Broadcasters. He was a graduate of New Haven High School in 1943 and Ohio State University in 1951. He received a bachelor of arts degree in communications and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

Roger was a classmate of Mel Murray at Ohio State University, and when Mel was named general manager of WFOB-FM in 1949, one of his first moves was to hire Roger as commercial manager and sportscaster.

He assisted Mel in obtaining an A.M. license in 1952, joined Mel in broadcasting BGSU football and basketball games, became manager of WFOB's Bowling Green studio and later manager of Wood-TV, the B.G. cablevision company founded by WFOB.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2003, in Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, where the family will receive friends following the service in the church hall. The Rev. Ronald G. Payne will officiate.

Visitation hours are 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, (419) 435-8200. Private family burial will take place Monday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima.

Family suggests memorials to: Seneca County Humane Society; Wesley United Methodist Church; Fostoria Community Arts Council; and/or Community Hospice Care of Seneca County, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


Wolff, Richard

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Richard Karl "Rick" Wolff, 32, formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 9 a.m. today at Knollcrest Gardens Chapel, east of Findlay. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens.
There will be no visitation.

Mr. Wolff died of natural causes at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Corrections Medical Center, Columbus.

Surviving is his mother, Shirley Jones, Trinity, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the Rick Wolff Fund in care of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, 45840


Wernick, Jay Eliot

Jay Eliot Wernick, age 57 years, passed away July 30, 2003, at the Ashton Rehabilitation Center in Chamblee, GA.

He was born September 14, 1945, in Fostoria, Ohio, to Joseph H. and Yetta (Shiff) Wernick. He was a 1963 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1967 graduate of the Ohio State University.

Jay was an Army Intelligence Officer and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He was awarded 24 decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons. As a civilian his positions were also in intelligence. He was with Aeronautical Intelligence Command and Information, St. Louis, MO, Foreign Science and Technology Center, Charlottesville, VA, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, AK, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD, and Ford Mead, Maryland.

Survivors include his mother, Yetta Wernick; brother, Alex Wernick, Alpharetta, GA; niece, Michelle Shadburn and Lisa Nierenberg, Evergreen, CO; nephew, Jason Wernick, Atlanta, GA, and Georgia and Jeffrey Wernick, Nashville, TN. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Wernick, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Myer Shiff and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wernick.

Services and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003, in Beth Shalom Cemetery, Oregon, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation Etz Chayim, 3853 Woodley Rd., Toledo, OH 43606. Arrangements by the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home (419-535-5840).


Wenzke, Louis E.

Louis E. Wenzke, 87, of 406 Mt. Vernon Dr., Fostoria, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.

He was born Aug. 2, 1916, in Celina, to the late Joseph and Theresa (Bertke) Wenzke. He married Eleanor C. Gants Jan. 1, 1938, in the Cathedral of Assumption in Louisville, Ky. She survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: two sons, Dennis Wenzke and Thomas Wenzke, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Judith Wenzke of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Wenzke M.D. of Dayton.

He was preceeded in death by a son James, five brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Wenzke retired in 1981 after 38 years as assistant plant manager from Union Carbide Fostoria and two years as manager in Singapore.

He was past president of the following St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Fostoria Junior League Baseball Association, Fostoria Kinwanis Club, and the St. Anthony of Padua Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans, Fostoria

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoriawhere he served as Eucharistic Minister, and a Lector. A Honorary Life member of 3rd degree Knights of Columb8s Council #1197, and 4th degree Fr. Kirsch Assembly #845, Fostoria and past Scout Master of Troop 450.

Mr Wenzke organized and directed the Immaculate Heart of Mary rosary Making Guild, which made and distributed rosaries worldwide. He organized and carried out the Pilgrim Virgin Statue program at St. Wendelin, and was active in the Church's sports activities and coaching CYO basketball. He served as a agency Board member of the United Way, and the American Red Cross boare, was a Certified First aid Instructor during WWll.

Lou was active in bridge and wrote a bridge column for the Review times for several years. ACertified Dupoicate Bridge Director for the ACBL, and licensed bridge teacher and member of the American bridge Teachers Association. He was instruental in fund-raising for the Tony Lucadello Field.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral lunch in St. Wendelin Cemetery.

A Funeral Luncheon will follow the Mass in the Church Parish Hall and Burial Committal services will follow the funeral lunch in St. Wendelin Cementery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Third Order of St. Francis Memorial service will be at 4 p.m., a Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m., and a Fourth Degree K of C Honor Guard will take place from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools or Special Care Unit of Good Shepherd Home.


Woods, Madeline

FOSTORIA -- Madeline Woods, 88, formerly of West Lytle Street, Fostoria, died at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Beverly) Stowers, Valparaiso, Ind.; and Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Wagner, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Baptist Church, 534 Lytle St., Fostoria; or Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria.


Wagner, Evelyn

Evelyn H. (Feasel) Wager age 84, passed away Septembver 1, 2003 in Columbus OH.

She was proceded in death by her husband Don, parents Ray and Mary Feasel and a brother Tom Feasel.

Survived by a son, Doug (Sarah) Wagner, of Folkston, GA: a daughter, Jan (Tom) Jones, of Hilliard, OH: 2 grandsons, Kurt Wagner and Mark Wagner, Many step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was a long time member of Wesley United Methodist Church, She was a past member of Fostoria Country Club.

For many years, she and her husband Don owned Don's IGA

A memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. September 11 at Wesley United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methorlist Church or your favorite charity.


Vegso, Vivian E.

FOSTORIA -- Graveside services for Vivian E. Vegso, 85, formerly of Glenwood Avenue, Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, the Rev. Robert Chew officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Vegso died at 8:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

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

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Visgak, Zane Aaron - Agnew

FOSTORIA -- Zane Aaron Visgak-Agnew, infant son of Kyle J. Agnew, Findlay, and Andrea V. Visgak, Fostoria, died of natural causes at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Gregg C. and Jan Visgak, Fostoria; paternal grandparents, Kelsey Fisher and James Agnew, Findlay; step-great-grandmother, Donna Crispen, Risingsun; and great-grandfather, Claude Jackson, Findlay.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Lynn J. Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

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


Wooldridge, Bertha C.

Bertha C. Wooldridge, 83,, 34 Oil St., Tiffin, died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born Oct. 17, 1919, in 56 Arkansas, Ark., to the late Jake and Laura Bell (Cobel) Witt. On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Howard Wooldridge, who is deceased.

Survivors include: a daughter, Patricia Howell of Tiffin; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A son, Howard Wooldridge; seven brothers and two sisters, also are deceased.

Mrs. Wooldridge, a member of the Church of Christ and the Eastern Star, was a truck stop owner and LPN nurse.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home, with Minister Gene Carrell officiating. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ.


Vargas, Joseph Sr.

FOSTORIA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Vargas Sr., 89, of Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Mr. Vargas died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Sally May Vargas, Fostoria; a daughter, Dolores F. Vargas, Fostoria; a son, Joseph Jr. of Avon Lake; and four sisters, Mary Delgado and Vera Torres, both of Fostoria; Rita Latvis, Fremont; and Mary Jo Gaetano, Wooddale, Ill.

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


Vassalle, Richard A.

Richard A. Vassalle, 76, 203 W. Davis St., Tiffin, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his home.

He was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Tiffin, to the late Joseph and Mary (Famulare) Vassalle. He first married Virenia Wertz Jan. 17, 1948, who died April 21, 1966. He then married Marcia Jacobs in Port Clinton Aug. 13, 1966. She survives.
Also surviving are 11 children: Joseph (Estella) Vassalle of Tiffin, Richard J. Vassalle of Toledo, Dominic (Diane) Vassalle of Fostoria, Patrick Vassalle of Sandusky, Mary (Richard) Bridinger of Bloomville, Daniel Vassalle of Wauseon, Antonio (Lori) Vassalle of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Michael Vassalle of Toledo, Annette Vassalle of Republic, Timothy (Connie) Vassalle of Republic and Torrie (Dean) Stahl of Tiffin; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dominic (Jean) Vassella of Altus, Okla.; and two sisters, Philomena Keller and Antionette Price, both of Tiffin.

Mr. Vassalle retired in 1986 from American Standard after 43 years of service as a ware hustler. He enjoyed Cleveland Indians baseball, Cleveland Browns, Notre Dame and OSU football and NASCAR. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

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

Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating. A Rosary service will be 10:15 a.m. Monday at the church. Entombment will be in Seneca Memory Garden Mausoleum, with military services conducted by the United Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice of Tiffin.


Williams, Glenwood R. "Glenn"

FOSTORIA -- Glenwood R. "Glenn" Williams, 85, of 905 Shepherd Drive, Fostoria, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at the Toledo Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, Larry Manley officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where United Veterans of Fostoria will conduct Military Honors.

Following the cemetery committal services the family will receive guests at the Fostoria Elks Lodge for a reception to continue to celebrate Glenn's life.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Williams was born June 8, 1918 in Fostoria to Earl F. and Basil (Hiser) Williams. He married Mildred L. Holden on March 7, 1939 in Fostoria and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Gena M.) Boley, Minster; and Bonnie L. Kenner, Fostoria; two grandchildren, Leah Altman and Glenda Kenner-Aspery; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan Aspery and MacKensey Kenner-Aspery.

Preceding him in death is a brother, Vincent.

Mr. Williams was a retired Lt. Commander in the US Navy, serving from 1943-66. He also owned and operated G.R. Williams Dental Office, Fostoria, from 1956-85, and worked at Autolite, Fostoria, from 1941-3.

He was a member of Grace United Church, Fostoria, Fostoria Elks Lodge 935, and was a member and past president of the Ohio North Central Dental Association. He earned a BA from Miami University and a DDS from Ohio State University. He enjoyed and was a gifted woodworker, making furniture and receiving recognition from wood workers magazines for his fine wooden bowls.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.


Yost, Gerald Herman

Gerald Herman Yost, 81, of 394 Harley St., Tiffin, died at 4:08 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born March 9, 1922, in Fostoria, to the late Ignatius I. and Veronica H. (Mangett) Yost. He married Lillian Walliser Jan. 20, 1943. She preceded him in death Aug. 30, 1974. He then married Julia Eaton Oct. 11, 1975, in Tiffin. She survives.

Also surviving are: two stepsons, Thomas L. Eaton of Republic and Robert Eaton of Tiffin; two daughters, Jeanette M. Overmyer of Bettsville and Carolyn M. (Howard) Mathias of Tiffin; three grandchildren, Neil and Daniel Overmyer, and Christopher Mathias; 43 step grandchildren; and a sister, Rita Knaup of Tiffin.

He was preceded in death by: two stepsons, John and David Eaton; a step grandson, Timothy Storeholder; four brothers, Marcus, Cletus, Leonard and Eugene Yost; and four sisters, Gertrude Clouse, Lenora Yost, Mary Elizabeth Hess and Isabelle Helle.

Mr. Yost retired in 1985 after 39 years as a machinist and maintenance supervisor at General Electric Co. in Tiffin.

He enjoyed bowling.

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

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Eagles, VFW and the Moose.

A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a Rosary service 15 minutes prior to the funeral Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.

Memorial contributions may be made to Masses, American Heart Association, or a charity of the donor's choice.

To send condolences to the family or for directions to the funeral home go to: www.traunerofuneralhome.com.


Wagner, Clarence J

Funeral services for Clarence J. "Clancy" Wagner, 77, of 10241 Parkwood Drive, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, the Rev. Dan Young officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, with military rites by Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where DAV memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. today.

Mr. Wagner died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 at his residence.

He was born July 16, 1926 in Lancaster to Noah and Anna (Guysinger) Wagner. He married Stefania Gemski in 1947 and they divorced. He then married Mary Dean McDonald on June 12, 1965 and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Rick of Fostoria; Patrick (Tammy) McDonald, Findlay; Shawn of Findlay; and Shannon of McComb; two daughters, Linda Schwartz, North Benton; and Mrs. Rick (JoAnn) Martin, Findlay; two brothers, William Silvers, Blanchard, Okla.; and Jerry Silvers, Findlay; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is a daughter, Alice "Elsie" Jones.

Mr. Wagner was formerly a Findlay Police Officer and retired as a truck driver from Florida Crush Stone.

He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a survivor of Iwo Jima. He was a life member of DAV Buddy Chapter 43 and a proud part of the wheelchair color guard of DAV Buddy 43. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Shriners, Findlay Lodge 227 F and AM, and Faith Community Church.

Memorials may be made to the Wagner family in care of Mary Wagner, 10241 Parkwood Drive, Findlay, 45840.


Waldron, Elsie

Elsie Waldron, 79, of East Fourth Street, Fostoria, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

She was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Union County, Ohio, to the late Robert and Ella (Bixler) McEntire. She married Melvin L. Waldron Nov. 20, 1940, in Bowling Green. He died Nov. 15, 1995.

Surviving are: two sons, Richard Waldron of Fostoria and David Waldron of Carey; two daughters, Jeanie Vitt and Diana Cooper, both of Fostoria; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles McEntire of Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Francis Ulsh of Fostoria.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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


Vance Nathan, D.
(Former Elementary School Principal)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A memorial service for Nathan D. Vance, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Port Charlotte Chapel Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, Fla., the Rev. Daniel P. Kolenda officiating.
Mr. Vance died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 in Port Charlotte.

He was born Oct. 17, 1916 in Fostoria to Charles and Rilla (Price) Vance.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Josephine Vance; two daughters, Jane (Terry) Cook, Findlay; and Amy (Eric) Harrison, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a son, Jim of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are two sons, Richard and Shane.

Mr. Vance was an Elementary School Principal in Fremont and Fostoria, retiring in 1985, and moving to Port Charlotte, Fla. He served his country in the US Coast Guard, was a member of the VFW and attended Calvary Assembly of God.


Winkler, Marcella M.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Marcella M. Winkler, 81, of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Lynn Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Winkler died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel A. of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Janice) Hopkins, Fostoria; six brothers, Vincent and Lewis Arnold, both of Tiffin; Al Groves and Brian Arnold, both of Fostoria; Bernard Arnold, Bucyrus; and Gerald Arnold, Catawba Island; and four sisters, Helen Gilliland, Imlay City, Mich.; Joyce Waldron, Berwick; Brenda Bullock, Fostoria; and LaDonna Smiley, Ashville.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.


Vogel, Thomas D.

STONY RIDGE -- Funeral services for Thomas D. Vogel, 63, of Stony Ridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, the Rev. Ron Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mr. Vogel died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.

He was born Jan. 8, 1940 in Lima to Leonard and Oma (Dean) Vogel.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathe (Jon) Sheldon, Bloomdale; two stepsons, Curtus (Robin) Reynolds and Rick Reynolds, both of Cleveland; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Vogel, Findlay; companion, Patty A. Sattler, Perrysburg; and four grandchildren. He was also close to his nieces and nephews in Georgia.

Preceding him in death are his parents, a son, Dwayne Thomas; a brother, Leonard J.; and two sisters, Sharon and June Vogel.

Mr. Vogel was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, a member of the Rossford Eagles and the Moose Lodge, Fostoria. He retired in 1997 from the Chrysler Corporation Plant, Perrysburg, after 30 years of service.

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


Youster, Joellen M "Jo"

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Joellen M. "Jo" Youster, 69, of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be held an hour before services (12-1 p.m.) at the funeral home.

Mrs. Youster died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born Oct. 23, 1934 in LaCarne, Ohio, to George and Myrtle (Flynn) St. John, both deceased. She married Robert Youster in 1954, they are divorced, and he survives in Kansas, Ohio.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Roberta) Pelcher, Macomb, Mich.; three sons, Greg "Chip" (Vickie) of Fostoria; Jeff of Tiffin; and David of Findlay; and four grandchildren, Kelly, Diana, Maxwell and Maranda.

Preceding her in death are two sisters, Isabelle Neatfeld and Dolores Hart.

Mrs. Youster was employed at Black Cat Restaurant, Fostoria, for over 25 years as a waitress and manager.

She was a 1952 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Young Charles L.

Charles L. Young, 68, resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Findlay, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in St. Catherine's.

He was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Fostoria, to the late Howard and Elsie (Spurgeon) Young. He married Dorothy Rhodes, April 2, 1955, in Hazzard, Ky. She survives in Upper Sandusky.

Also surviving are: five sons, Charles, Samuel and Randolph Young, all of Fostoria, Rodney Young of Denver, Colo., and Kevin Young of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Debra Young of Fostoria; 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Young of Tiffin; a sister, Geneva Boggs of New Philadelphia.

Mr. Young was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin, is in charge of the arrangements


Yantis, Ruth L.

Ruth L Yantis, 85, Findlay, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at 10:55 p.m. at The Heritage.

Ruth was born Jan. 8, 1918 in Bairdstown to Melvin R. and Edna R. (Mincks) Kinney. On July 3, 1942 she married Charles W. Yantis and he died Dec. 1, 1994.

Surviving are a son, Larry C. of Findlay; three daughters, Carol L. (Gary L.) Hindall, Connie S. (Chris) Courtney, and Sandra J. Bryant, all of Findlay; a brother, Ronnie Kinney, Maumee; a sister, Gertrude Schaffer, Findlay; and a grandson, Troy Hindall, Fostoria.

Preceding her in death are a daughter, Lorene K. Yantis; and a sister, Raylene Kinney.

Mrs. Yantis retired in 1984 from the Blanchard Valley Center as a Matron. She also worked for a number of years at Findlay City Schools as a cook. Ruth also was a member of the Stonebridge Church of God.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, the Rev. Charles Sandstrom, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Respite Care Center, P.O. Box 113, Findlay, 45840.


Wentz, Paul L.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Paul L. Wentz, 93, of County Road 216, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Edmond Zickefoose officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mr. Wentz died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 20, 1910 in Wyandot County to Clement and Elizabeth Morgan Wentz. He married Evelyn E. Shultz on Dec. 24, 1933 in Toledo and she died Jan. 28, 1974. He then married Ruth Karnes-Horner March 8, 1974 in Fostoria and she died May 26, 1995.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Elizabeth (Betty) Haley, Mount Vernon, Ohio; Mrs. Jerry (Paula Kay) Leeson, Fostoria; and Mrs. Charles (Karen Sue) Wilson, Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Craig and Paul Eric (Lou Ann), both of Fostoria; eleven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are two sisters and a brother.

Mr. Wentz was owner and operator of Willow's Drive In and the Picture Frame Shop in Fostoria. Paul was also a holder of three U.S. Patents.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Men's Full Gospel Fellowship.

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


Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson