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1998 Obits - K & L

 

Pauline K. Kaufman

Phyllis M. (nee Brink) Hammond Keiffer

Dorothy B. Kelbley

Gordon L. "Doc" Kimble

Mary Louise King

Cletus N. Kinn

Dorothy L. Kirian

Clair E. Kisabeth

Flora Elizabeth Koon

Jeanne C. Kramb

Marguerite "Maggy" Krouse

Mary Ellen Kuhn

Robert F. Kuhn

Frances Kumek

Wallace D. Lafferty

Lyman N. Lambert

Wilma L. Lanker

Mabel E. Lawrence

Lottie M. Leboda

Walter D. Lewis

Hans B. Loeffler

Barbara E. Loveridge

Norma J. Lowe

 

 

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Pauline K. Kaufman
Upper Sandusky homemaker

Pauline K. Kaufman, 81, of Kroger Drive, Upper Sandusky, died at her home Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, 1998.

She was born June 23, 1917, in West Independence, to William and Ellen (Chilcoat) Hainen. On May 24, 1947, in Fostoria, she married Paul D. Kaufman. He died Aug. 19, 1995.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carol S. Roszman and Judy Kaufman, both of Upper Sandusky; and three grandchildren.

Her sister, Veda E. Bell, also is deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Kaufman was a member of the West Independence United Methodist Church.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Jeff Raker officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

 

Phyllis M. (nee Brink) Hammond Keiffer
Retired G.E. employee

Phyllis M. (nee Brink) Hammond Keiffer, 69, of 562 Maple St., Fostoria died at 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1928, to Ben L. and Esna (Hemrick) Brink. She was married to Charles E. Hammond, and they were divorced. On Jan. 26, 1957, she married Virgil Keiffer, who died in February 1965.

Survivors include three sons, Steven E. and David L. Hammond, both of Fostoria, and Dennis L. Keiffer of Hood River, OR; two step-sons, Larry L. Keiffer of Luna-Pier, MI, and Thomas E. Keiffer of Oak Harbor; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Armstrong of Bucyrus; a sister, Helen Marvelle Pickens of Lima; 13grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a daughter, Becky Holguin; two brothers, Lewis E. and Carl H. Brink.

Mrs. Keiffer was a 1946 graduate of Fostoria High School. She was employed with General Electric Corporation in Tiffin starting in 1952 and retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jerry Morgan will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 1998, service at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Burial will be at the Fountain cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Seneca County, 182, St. Francis Ave., Rear Suite, Tiffin, OH. 44883.

 

 

Dorothy B. Kelbley
Rural Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy B. Kelbley, 80, of 380 S. TR 21, Fostoria, died in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, at 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998.

She was born in Tiffin, March 22, 1918, to Anthony W. and Bernice M. (Ringle) Gurney. Her first husband, Marion Smith, whom she married Oct. 11, 1952, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, preceded her in death April 7, 1961. On Aug. 6, 1968, in St. Mary Church, Tiffin, she married Clarence Kelbley. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1998.

Surviving are a son, Charles E. Smith of Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Joan) Morgan of Tiffin.

A brother, Wade Gurney, is also deceased.

Mrs. Kelbley, a homemaker, also worked for 10 years at Hopewell-Loudon High School as a cook and cafeteria worker. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Frank A. Murd officiating. The Rosary will be recited at the church at 10:15 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 7-9 p.m. today.

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

 

 

Gordon L. "Doc" Kimble
Atlas machine operator

Gordon L. ''Doc'' Kimble, 60, of Cherry Street, Fostoria, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1938, in Fostoria to Allen and Florence (Deuble) Kimble. On Oct. 18, 1970, he married Vicky Kizer, whom he divorced.

Surviors include: his mother, Florence Kimble Duvall of Fostoria; two daughters, Mr. Stephen (Korrine) Hersch and Kristin J. Kizer, both of Fostoria; five grandchildren; a brother, Dwight Kimble of Tiffin; two half brothers, Kevin Kimble of Fostoria and Keith Kimble of Fremont; and a half sister, Mrs. Harold (Mary Jo) Seel of Fostoria.

His father preceded him in death.

Mr. Kimble was a 1956 graduate of Fostoria High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. A machine operator at Atlas Industries in Tiffin, he was a member of Four Square Gospel Church, Fostoria, the American Bowling Association and the National Locksmiths Association.

Pastor Jerry L. Morgan will officiate at services at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Florianna Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Vistiation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

 

 

Mary Louise King
Resident of Fostoria

Mary Louise King, 58, of Dillon Circle Home, Fostoria, died Monday, May 18, 1998, in Fostoria Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1940, in Hopewell Township, Seneca County, to the late Marion and Olive Mae (Summer) King.

Survivors include: three sisters, Mrs. Ned (Regina) Bixler of Port Clinton, Mrs. Alex (Barbara) Molnar of Woodland, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Adams of Seattle, Wash.; an uncle, Ray Mowery of Tiffin; and two aunts, Rita King of Republic and Dorothy Miller of Bascom.

The Rev. Joseph Szybka will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Block Cemetery.

There is no visitation. The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Cletus N. Kinn
Brother of Tiffin/Fostoria residents

Cletus N. Kinn, 82, of 718 Putnam St., Findlay, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Wyandot County, to Henry and Victoria (Pahl) Kinn. On Sept. 4, 1940, he married Rita M. Kimmet. She survives.

Other survivors include: seven sons, Donald H., James A. and Rick W. Kinn, all of Findlay, Charles N. Kinn of Martinsburg, W.Va., Michael E. Kinn of Frederick, Md., Cletus N. Kinn Jr. of McComb and David J. Kinn of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy L.) Weist of Daphne, Ala., Mrs. Patricia J. Hanneman of Fairborn, Mrs. Thomas (Virginia A.) Renninger of Findlay and Mrs. Robert (Theresa M.) Albers of Louisville, Ky.; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Kinn of Fostoria and Norman Kinn of Tiffin; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith of Findlay and Mrs. William (Rita) Reinhart of Fremont.

Preceding him in death were: five brothers, Raymond, Cyrille, Gerald, Edmund ''Ted'' and Herman Kinn; and two sisters, Mary Magdeline and Mary Catherine Kinn.

Mr. Kinn, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay, retired as a plant manager from the R.L. Kuss Co., Findlay.

He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Findlay, and the Holy Name Society.

The Rev. Martin Nassr will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday funeral Mass in St. Michael Catholic Church, downtown Findlay. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, where a Scripture service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic School Foundation.

 

 

Dorothy L. Kirian
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy L. Kirian, 84, of 512 Glenview Drive, Fostoria, died in Fostoria Community Hospital, at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.

She was born March 23, 1914, in Fostoria, to Benjamin M. and Mamie (Geisler) Altwies. On Sept. 28, 1935, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, she married Eugene J. Kirian. He survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Janet) Haase and Mrs. Stephen (Mary) Weidner, both of Fostoria; 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John (Margaret) Reiker of Findlay.

Three sons, John ''Jack,'' William and James Kirian; a daughter, Barbara Beach; two brothers, Al and Art Altwies; and a sister, Florence Kuhn, are deceased.

Mrs. Kirian, a homemaker, was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society.

A 1933 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, she also was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Fostoria Woman's Club.

A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with the Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, where a Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

 

Clair E. Kisabeth
Retired Gulf sales engineer

Clair E. Kisabeth, 77, of 942 Country Club Drive, Fostoria, died at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, in The Heritage, Findlay.

He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Fostoria, to C.O. and Minnie (Sund) Kisabeth. His wife, Maxine (Schwab) Kisabeth, whom he married Dec. 14, 1945, in Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Diane) Eschenburg of Clinton Township, Mich. and Mrs. Budd (Melinda) Brink of Spring Lake, Mich.; a sister, Ruth McMakan of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.

A brother, Harlan Kisabeth; and a sister, Onlee Myers, are deceased.

Mr. Kisabeth, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served 1941-45, had been employed as a sales engineer for Gulf Oil Company for 32 years, retiring in 1982. He also worked for Goddard-Murphy in real estate sales 1982-98.

A 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1947 graduate of the Ohio State University, he attended the First Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the Hilltop Club and Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 288 and a former member of both the Kiwanis and Zenobia Shrine Clubs.

Services in the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, will be 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fremont and Perry Street, Fostoria, OH 44830; Bridge Hospice Care, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 or Hopice Care of Seneca County, 182 St. Francis Ave. Rear Suite, Tiffin, OH 44883.

 

 

Flora Elizabeth Koon
Fostoria homemaker

Flora Elizabeth Koon, 88, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born Feb. 27, 1910, in New York to Orville B. and Lula (Hill) Shafer. On Aug. 18, 1934, in Sodus Point, N.Y., she married Kenneth S. Koon. He survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Sheril Green and Joan Koon, both of Johnson City, N.Y., Susan Rhodes of Fostoria and Ann Larkins of Marietta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, Mrs. Koon had been a Girl Scout Troop organizer and leader for more than 50 years. Also a Girl Scout Day Camp director, she was a member of the Home Bureau, all of Maine, N.Y.

She also was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, N.Y.; she has served as its camp director.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mrs. Koon had been employed as a substitute teacher at Maine-Endwell High School in New York.

Services will be private and there will be no visitation. The Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, N.Y., in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 

 

Jeanne C. Kramb
Fostoria homemaker

Jeanne C. Kramb, 68, of 230 W. Center St., Fostoria, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Toledo, to the late Henry and Laura (Burns) Gardiner. Her husband, Carl R. Kramb, whom she married Nov. 18, 1950, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Mark Kramb of Findlay and Lewis ''Tony'' and Philip Kramb, both of Fostoria; five daughters, Mrs. Jack (Carla) Plouck of Wayne, Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth ''Beth'') McFarland of Montville, Mrs. Todd (Amy) Burns of Fostoria, Mrs. Greg (Meghan) Gillian of Risingsun and Marci Kramb of Toledo; and nine grandchildren.

A daughter, Christie Hipsher; a son, Steven Kramb; and a half-sister, are also deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Kramb was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Women of the Moose 1567, both of Fostoria.

A funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rosary recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Home Health Care of Fostoria Community Hospital.

 

 

Marguerite "Maggy" Krouse
Former Bettsville homemaker

Marguerite ''Maggy'' Krouse, 96, formerly of 300 Sullivan St., Bettsville, died at 4:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided since Dec. 14, 1988.

She was born in Jackson Township, Seneca County, Dec. 31, 1901, to Glen and Della (Klotz) Steward. On Aug. 15, 1925, in Tiffin, she married Galen Krouse. He preceded her in death March 6, 1976.

Survivors include: a son, Eugene L. Krouse of Franklin, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Harkey of Clyde and Mrs. Wilbur (Helen) Windau of Fremont; 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and numerous step-great and step-great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren; three brothers, Willard, Reo and Ralph Steward; and a sister, Edna Snyder.

A homemaker, Mrs. Krouse was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria.

She had lived most of her life in the Bettsville area.

Services in the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville will be 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert Chew officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour before the service on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

 

Mary Ellen Kuhn
Former West Market Street homemaker

Mary Ellen Kuhn, 83, of West Market Street, died at the home of her daughter at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998.

She was born in Fostoria, June 6, 1915, to Emmet and Lucy (Welly) Kelbley. Her husband, Richard C. Kuhn, whom she married Aug. 20, 1936, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bascom, died Nov. 7, 1984.

Survivors include: three sons, Gerald F. and Stephen H. Kuhn, both of Tiffin and James J. Kuhn of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. James (Susanne A.) McGrain of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Kelbley of Fostoria.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Richard W. Kuhn; and a brother, Willis Kelbley.

A homemaker, Mrs. Kuhn was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

A memorial Mass will be 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank A. Murd officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Patrick Parish Cemetery, Bascom. Mrs. Kuhn's body has been donated to medical science.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.

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

 

 

Robert F. Kuhn
National Machinery Retiree

Robert F. Kuhn, 70, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, formerly of 219 Nelson St., Tiffin, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

He was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Tiffin, to the late Leo and Mildred M. (Sheats) Kuhn. On June 3, 1956, in St. John's United Church of Christ, he married Clara M. Biller, who survives in Tiffin.

Also surviving are four sons, Jeffrey F., James R. and John E., all of Tiffin, and Joseph L. Kuhn of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. David (Janice M.) Shelton of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Kuhn of Chula Vista, Calif.; and his mother-in-law, Estella Welter of Bellevue.

A sister, Betty M. Kuhn, is deceased.

Mr. Kuhn was retired from National Machinery, where he had been a supervisor in the blueprint department and a member of the Quarter Century Club. He had served as the company's Santa Claus for many years. A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, he was church custodian for more than 30 years. He was a sports fan of Columbian High School and enjoyed dartball league and bowling. He was also active in Eagles Aerie 402, Cotillion Club and held an auxiliary membership in American Legion Post 169.

The Rev. David M. Culp will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin, where the Quarter Century Club will gather at 7.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. John's UCC Project 2000, Calvert High School Foundation or the donor's choice.

 

 

Frances Kumek
Fostoria resident

Frances Kumek, 73, of 20046 CR 226, Fostoria, Ohio, died Friday morning, July17, 1998, at her residence.

She was born August 24, 1924, in Littlefield, Texas, to Joseph and Veronica Dubec. She married Martin Kumek in 1946 in Texas, and he survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are a brother, Emil Dubec of Texas, and a sister, Josephine Huppenen of Portland, Ore.

Her parents, a daughter, Shirley Kumek, five brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kumek worked at Seneca Wire and Manufacturing and The Bersted Manufacturing, and did commercial cleaning in the Fostoria area. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and was a former member of its Rosary-Altar Society.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

 

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Wallace D. Lafferty
New Riegel businessman

Wallace D. Lafferty, 74, of 51 N. Perry St., New Riegel, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

Born April 23, 1924, in Corriopolis, Pa., to the late James and Carrie (Fundas) Lafferty, he was divorced from his spouse, Adine T. (Whybourn) Lafferty, whom he married June 3, 1950, in Port Huron, Mich.

He is survived by three sons: Mark E. Lafferty of West Millgrove, Dr. Brad Lafferty of Montgomery, Ala.; and Kipp Lafferty of Athens, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his former wife, two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Lafferty had been employed for 30 years both in sales and as vice president of the John B. Rogers Co., Fostoria. He attended Hamilton College.

The Rev. Lee Hiney will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Heritage House, 51 N. Perry St., New Riegel, OH 44853.

 

 

Lyman N. Lambert
Chessey Railroad retiree

Lyman N. Lambert, 85, formerly of Culbertson Street, Fostoria, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Tiffin.

He was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Fostoria, to William and Rosella (Gaster) Lambert.

Survivors include: a brother, Maurice Lambert of Yucca Valley, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Dye of Fostoria; and several nieces and nephews.

Also deceased are a brother, Norman Lambert; and three sisters, Marion Graves, Mildred Collins and Germaine Collins.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Lambert retired in 1978 as a railman from the Chessey System Railroad after 29 years of service.

He was a member of the Church of the Brethern, American Legion and Senior Citizens, all of Fostoria.

The Rev. Paul E. Myers will officiate at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Fostoria Veteran's Service Group.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

 

Wilma L. Lanker
Former supermarket employee

Wilma L. Lanker, 85, of West Culbertson St., Fostoria, died in the Independence House, Fostoria, at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998.

She was born in Arcadia, Aug. 20, 1912, to Nicholas and Goldie (Roller) Fox. Her husband, Forest Lanker, whom she married April 24, 1940, in Bloomdale, is deceased.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Janice) Piper of McComb and Mrs. Norbert (Lona) Collet of Fostoria; a brother, Roller Fox of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Leola Myers of Findlay; and eight grandchildren.

A brother, Irvin Fox, also is deceased.

Mrs. Lanker, a graduate of Arcadia High School, had been employed as a clerk in the meat department at the White Front Super Market (now Lewis IGA) in Fostoria, where she worked for 20 years.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and the Fostoria Women's Club.

The Rev. Jeffrey Waite will officiate at the 1 p.m. Saturday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 

 

Mabel E. Lawrence
Former Bloomville resident

Mabel E. Lawrence, 70, formerly of rural Bloomville and rural Fostoria, died at 6:10, Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, 1998, in Florida Hospital, Kissimmee, Florida. She was born Feb. 27, 1928, in Eden Twp., Seneca County, to Calvin and Hattie (Bartholomew) Ziegler. On June 28, 1969, she married Orin James Lawrence; he survives in Kissimmee, FL.

Other survivors include: a sister, Lois Pippert of rural Melmore; two brothers, George Ziegler of rural Sycamore, and Arthur Ziegler of rural Melmore; four step-children, Richard and Orin J. Lawrence, and Linda J. Smith of Florida, and Ida Bergans of Alabama; nine step-grandchildren; and nine step-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Alice Bales Crum.

Mrs. Lawrence was a 1946 graduate of Melmore High School and a 1957 graduate of Schauffler College, Cleveland. She had done volunteer work at Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, MS, and at Belle Glade, FL. She had been employed by the Huron County and Crawford County Welfare Departments. She was most recently a homemaker.

The Rev. Dr. Frank J. Allen, Jr. will conduct a Memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church in Kissimmee, FL, on Sept. 30, 1998 at 2 p.m.

The Conrad Thompson Funeral Home in Kissimmee is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the church, or to the donor's choice.

 

 

Lottie M. Leboda
Homemaker

Lottie M. Leboda, 84, of Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, died at 6:19 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, in the Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born June 13, 1914, in Claridge, Pa., to Walter and Veronica (Wierzbowski) Kowalski, both deceased. On June 1, 1935, she married Kasmer J. Leboda in Detroit, Mich., and he died Dec. 11, 1993.

Survivors include: a daughter, Dolores Parks of Fostoria; a sister, Helen Kucia of Lorain; two grandsons, Ray and Jeffrey Parks; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Leboda was a homemaker and a member of St. Wendelin Church and the Fostoria Senior Citizens Center.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at St. Wendelin Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin's.

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

 

 

Walter D. Lewis
Storekeeper

Walter D. Lewis, 96, of 4220 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Oak Leaf Village, Toledo, formerly of 427 College Ave., Fostoria, died at 12:59 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Flower Memorial Hospital in Sylvania. He was born Oct. 9, 1902, to Thomas E. and Margaret (Sprang) Lewis. On July 15, 1924, he married Lucy Murphy in Burgoon. She preceded him in death April 26, 1979.

Survivors include: a son, Gordon E. Lewis of Denver, CO; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Carol) Winegar of Sylvania and Mrs. William (Donna) Rohweder of Traverse City, MI; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Flo Irene Wolf.

Mr. Lewis was a storekeeper for 20 years. He retired in 1962 from Union Carbide (now known as National Electrical Carbon). He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, and was a former city council member.

The Rev. Richard Hofmann will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, service at the Hope Lutheran Church, Center and Wood Streets, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours are from 10 a.m. till the service at 11 a.m.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Mann-Hare Funeral Home of Fostoria.

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

 

 

Hans B. Loeffler
Retired from Chrysler Foundry

A memorial Mass for Hans B. Loeffler, 78, of 2511 Courtly Drive, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Loeffler died at 11:23 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 1998 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1920 in Linden, Germany to August and Maria Loeffler. He married Susie Jirmann on Sept. 18, 1947 in Germany, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Renie) Gloyd, Worthington; two grandsons; and a sister, Francesca Hahnel, Germany.

Mr. Loeffler retired in 1982 after working 19 years as a panel operator at the Chrysler Foundry, Fostoria.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 

 

Barbara E. Loveridge
Retired Bank Teller

Barbara E. Loveridge, 78, a resident of Independence House, Fostoria, and formerly of 2000 Westview Drive, Findlay, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in the emergency room at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born March 18, 1920 in Findlay to Harry and Iva Belle (Kissell) Baughman. She married Darold M. Loveridge on March 21, 1941, and he died May 10, 1993.

Surviving are a son, Dennis B. of Fostoria; a daughter, Teresa A. Loveridge, Harbor Oaks, Fla.; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Harry Gene Baughman, Findlay.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel L. Baughman.

Mrs. Loveridge retired in 1982 as a bank teller at Citizens Savings & Loan Co. She was previously employed at the former Hancock Savings & Loan Co.

She was a member of Howard United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, the Rev. Wayne B. Geissinger officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Field Elementary School Library, 127 W. Sixth St., Fostoria, 44830.

 

 

Norma J. Lowe
Fostoria Homemaker

Norma J. Lowe, 56, of 1521 North Countyline St., Fostoria, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 1998 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 11, 1941 in Clairfield, Tenn. to Hubert R. and Thelma M. (Pitts) King. She married Charlie Lowe on Jan. 11, 1964 in Anthers, Tenn., and he died July 29, 1996.

Surviving are a son, Danny L., of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Rick (Deborah) Tyler, Mrs. Carl (Tammy) Wolford, both of Fostoria; Mrs. Michael (Tina) Ames, Kalamazoo, Mich.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers, Charles E. King, Findlay; Jimmy L. King, Russiaville, Ind.; Clayton S. Pitts, Lima; Brian K. Pitts, Carey; Jeffrey L. Pitts, Fostoria; and two sisters, Georgia A. Parker, Fostoria; Barbara A. Collins, McMinnville, Tenn.

Mrs. Lowe was a homemaker.

She was a member of Dillon Road Baptist Church, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Allen Minton officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

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

Information gathered by Kathy Cline

 

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