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1999 - Obits - E, F & G

Dolores Ann Emerine

James Frederick Ernest Jr.


William E. 'Bill' Etzinger

Mary J. (Cline) Eyre

Clair J. Frankart

John H. Fernbaugh

Margaret Flack

L. Ardella (Filliater) Russell

Harry W. Fling

Billie L. Fox

Harry Frantz Franklin D. 'Frankie' Fraley

Harry Frantz


Sgt. Virgil Junior Fritz

Evelyn R. Fruth

Bess Elizabeth Gee

Deborah K. Gegenheimer

Margaret Geren

Edna Jane Gilhuly

James E. 'Jim' Gilliland

Betty L. Gockerman

Hilda V. Good

JOSEPHINE GONZALES

Harold J. Goshe

Donna Graber

Carol Ann Grine

 

James Frederick Ernest Jr.
Fostoria High School graduate

Word has been received that James Frederick Ernest Jr., 83, of Flint, Mich., died March 20, 1999, in Hudson, Fla. where he and his wife were winter visitors.

Mr. Ernest was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Carlysle, Ill., to James and Luey (Kelley) Ernest. He graduated from Fostoria High School; was the former proprietor of C & W Electric Inc. in Flint; was a 50-year member of The Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 948, Flint; and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Majil (Winn) Ernest; children Daniel (Cindy Angelbeck) of Bayonet Point, Fla.; Arita Putnam, New Port Richey; Jeffrey (Ivy Gregory) of Swartz Creek, Mich.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

Deceased are a son, Robert; three brothers, Clare, George and Charles; and a sister, Delta Wolsdorf.

 



William E. 'Bill' Etzinger
Retired engineer

William E. "Bill" Etzinger, 70, of 535 W. Jackson St., Fostoria, died in the Fostoria Community Hospital at 10:21 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.

He was born in Bucyrus Jan. 11, 1929, to Robert H. and Florence L. (Robertson) Etzinger. His mother, now Florence Etzinger-Reese, survives in Fostoria. His wife, Mary Jane (Yates) Etzinger, whom he married Oct. 30, 1953, in Wadsworth, also survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, William E. II and Andrew J. Etzinger, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Stacy A. Trout of Arcadia and Mrs. Michael (Jane) Reinhart of Fostoria; a brother, Robert J. Etzinger of Fostoria; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Bateson of Bloomdale and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Heckathorn of Fostoria; and nine grandchildren.

His father and a sister, Joann Calmes, are deceased..

Mr. Etzinger, a 1946 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1991 as an engineer from Fostoria Industries, where he had been employed for more than 20 years. He also worked many years at the Mann Funeral Home in Fostoria.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and Elks Lodge 935, both of Fostoria; Fostoria Lodge 288 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite-Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Shrine, Toledo and the Fostoria Shrine Club, where he had served as president in 1986. He was a former member of Fostoria Vanguards.

The Rev. Richard Hofmann will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic memorial services will be at 7.

Memorials may be made to the church or the Shriners Children's Hospital, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 




Dolores Ann Emerine
Bendix-Autolite retiree

FOSTORIA -- Dolores Ann Emerine, 79, formerly of 712 W. Center St., Fostoria, died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at St. Catherines Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Alvada to Martin A. and Magdalena T. (Goshe) Reinhart. She married Elmer D. Emerine on June 17, 1943, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died in 1969.

Surviving are a daughter, Sheila M. Emerine, Fostoria; a son, Douglas M. of Greenwood, S.C.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson, and three sisters, Evelyn A. Augsburger, Lebanon; Mrs. Robert (Rita M.) Myers, Fostoria; Mrs. Charles (Shirley A.) Anderson, Amelia.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Stephen C.

Mrs. Emerine retired in 1978 as a machine operator at Bendix-Autolite, Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary-Altar Society, Local 533 of the United Auto Workers-CIO and the AARP.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools' Educational Foundation or to St. Catherines Care Center's Activities Department.


Clair J. Frankart
Chrysler Foundry retiree

Clair J. Frankart, 74, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at his home in rural Fostoria.

He was born in West Independence, March 21, 1924, to Nicholas and May (Burkett) Frankart. His wife, Viola E. (Kieffer) Frankart, whom he married June 22, 1946, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, survives in rural Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Keller of Duluth, Minn.; two sons, Earl and Arnold ''Arnie'' Frankart, both of Fostoria; seven grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Wank of New Riegel and Blanche and Bernice Frankart, both of Fostoria.

Preceding him in death were five brothers, Carl, Earl, Ervin, Alvin and Edmund Frankart; and a sister, Mary Louise Frankart.

Mr. Frankart, a life member of the Fostoria United Sportsman Club, retired in 1975 from the Chrysler Foundry in Fostoria, after 25 years of employment.

He also was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Eagles, both of Fostoria.

A public funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 p.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Private family visitation will be at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, who are in charge of arrangements.

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

 


Evelyn R. Fruth
Restaurant employee/homemaker

Evelyn R. Fruth, 80, of East Fourth Street, Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in the Toledo Hospital.

She was born in Hancock County, May 7, 1918, to John and Ethel (Russell) Peters. Her husband, Vincent A. Fruth, whom she married Feb. 10, 1940, in Biglick Township, Hancock County, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, David A. Fruth of Seymour, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Naomi ''Nikki'') O'Dell of Fostoria; three brothers, Carl Peters of Findlay, Harold Peters of Arcadia and Marion Peters of Port Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Stillwell of Cleburne, Texas, Glenna Shelf of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Irvin (Donna) Jameson of Port Clinton; and threegrandchildren.

Mrs. Fruth, a homemaker and member of Trinity United Brothern Church, Fostoria, and its Missionary Society, also had worked in area restaurants.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Michael T. Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Sgt. Virgil Junior Fritz
Retired U.S. Army

Sgt. First Class Virgil Junior Fritz, retired U.S. Army, 70, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at his residence at 451 W. Fremont St., Fostoria.

He was born in Bettsville, June 16, 1928, to Perry Clinton and Pearl (Stull) Fritz. On June 21, 1968, he married Rosina Josephine DiCesare, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Barbara Ann Zeitz of Bellevue; a son, Brian Lee Fritz of Findlay; a granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; and two brothers, Vernon Perry Fritz of Tiffin and Glenn Edward Fritz of Fostoria.

A sister, Doris M. Patynko, precedes him in death.

Mr. Fritz retired in 1979 from the United States Army as a sergeant first class. He also worked part-time for Buckeye Auto Parts in Fostoria for seven years, retiring in 1997.

A 1947 graduate of Bettsville High School, he was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, American Legion Post 73, where he had served as a trustee, and VFW Post 421, all of Fostoria.

While in the Army, he served in Korea 1951-52 and Vietnam 1969-70 and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and many other commendations.

A Funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with a Christian Wake service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, Tiffin, the American Cancer Society, the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 


John H. Fernbaugh
Model A vehicle restorer

John H. Fernbaugh, 64, of Fostoria, died at 9:47 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, in Deaconess Hospital, Cleveland.

He was born in Upper Sandusky June 20, 1934, to Brant W. and Edna B. (Healey) Fernbaugh. His mother survives in Fostoria. In June 1955, he married Janet L. Shriver, and they were divorced. She survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Lisa Huss of Fostoria and Mrs. Dave (Lora) Barber of West Jordan, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Deloris) Pearsall of Deshler and Mrs. Jack (Kate) Gwinerof Kansas, Ohio; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A brother, Valdo Fernbaugh, preceded him in death.

Mr. Fernbaugh, a 1952 graduate of Jackson-Liberty High School, worked for O'Donnell Chevrolet in the body shop in the late 1960s and early '70s. He also was a self-employed auto restorer specializing in Model A vehicles.

He was a member of the Model A Ford Flying Quail Club and in the 1950s raced dirt and stock cars.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Donald R. Goodwin officiating.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 


Harry W. Fling

Harry W. Fling, 87, of Culbertson Street, Fostoria, died at 11:33 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born May 6, 1912, in Monroe, Mich., to Harrison and Alsina (Doe) Fling.

A sister, Helen Proudfoot of Temperance, Mich., and several nieces and nephews, survive.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Dorothy and Gladys Fling, and a brother, Gerald Fling.

Mr. Fling, a 1930 graduate of Fostoria High School, was the owner and operator of the former Fling Garage in Fostoria.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Graveside services will be at a later date, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Care Center or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


L. Ardella (Filliater) Russell
Rural Fostoria homemaker

L. Ardella Russell, 68, of 10973 W. SR 18, Fostoria, died at 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Fostoria to William and Josephine (Depinet) Filliater.

On June 10, 1950, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., she married Kenneth R. Russell, who died April 30, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Gregory G. Russell of Fostoria; two daughters: Pamela A. Russell of Findlay, Mrs. Steve (Debra) Huff of Columbus; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers: F. Norbert Filliater of Fostoria, Donald Filliater of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters: Mrs. Walter (Helen) Feasel of Fremont, Mrs. Jack (Wilma) Ziegman of Orrville, and Mrs. Robert (Janice) Colman of Fostoria.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a brother, William Filliater; two sisters: Regina Schlachter and Geraldine Canterbury.

Mrs. Russell was a 1948 graduate of St. Wendelin High School; a homemaker and bookkeeper. She had memberships in St. Wendelin Catholic Church; Catawba West Harbor Yacht Club; Fostoria Elks Club; and Women of the Moose, Port Clinton.

Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with burial in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice of Findlay, the St. Wendelin Church, or the Oncology Unit of Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

 


Margaret Flack
Former Fostorian and Homemaker

Margaret M. Flack, 92 Fitzgerald, Ga. formerly of Fostoria, died 1 a.m. Sept. 30 at Dorminy Medical Center, Fitzgerald, Ga.

She was born Nov. 21, 1906 in Mansfield to Albert Clyde and Charlotte (Chatlain) Forsyte. She married Herschel Flack and he died.

She is survived by to sons, Donald Flack, Mobile, Ala. and Robert Flack, Fostoria: one brother, Paul Forsyth, Everton, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by a son, Ralph Flack.

Mrs. Flack was a homemaker and retired from the Ohio Power Company. She served on the mission fields in Alaska for several years and also was a school teacher.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today in Sandy Ridge Cemetery Ben Hill County, Ga. the Rev. Jim Fant officiating.

A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place, Bowen's Mill Christian Center.

Arrangements were handled by Paulk Funeral Home.

 


Billie L. Fox
Retired Fostoria Community Hospital employee

Billie L. Fox, 93, of Independence House, Fostoria, died at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. She was born Jan. 24, 1906, to Augustus and Della (Bridges) Miller. On July 31, 1945, she married Howard K. Fox; he passed away.

Survivors include: three sons, John Fox of Fostoria, Bob Hansberry of Brighton, Ill., and Curt Hansberry of Victoria, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death were: a son, Bill Hansberry; two brothers, Herbert and John Miller; a sister, Irene Smith; and a great grandchild.

Mrs. Fox was a 1924 graduate of Hume Fogg High School in Nashville, Tenn. She attended the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing and retired in 1976 as an L.P.N. at Fostoria Community Hospital. She attended the Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria and member of Wesley United Methodist Woman, L.P.N. Association; and Fostoria Chapter 94 Order of the Eastern Star.

The Rev. Branson Hawkes will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday graveside services at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Services are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home of Fostoria.


Harry Frantz

Harry H. Frantz 83, Findlay, died at 7:13 p.m. Oct 16, 1999 at blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Oct.8, 1916 in Fostoria to Issac and Ella Jean (Dickies) Frantz. He married Mary V. Frank on May 7, 1947, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ronald Frantz, New Castle, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by four brothers, Cloyde, Dean, Weldon and Raymond Frantz; and three sisters, Berniece Kalufman, Fern Sheward and Edith Martic.

Mr. Frantz was a retired sales manager for Moorman Manufacturing Co. He was a World War II U. S. Army Air Corps Veteran. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cordren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Christian F. Dittmar officiating. Burial will be in fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Harry Frantz Franklin D. 'Frankie' Fraley
Frankie's Best owner/operator

Franklin D. "Frankie" Fraley, 66, of James Marie Court, Fostoria, died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in St. Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs.

He was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Jackson County, to the late Grover and Norna (Fisher) Fraley Sr. He first married Bonny F. Shasteen, in January 1955, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and they were later divorced. In July 1975, in McComb, he married Jarnice Ferdinandsen, and they also were divorced.

Survivors include: three sons, Franklin Fraley Jr. of Beverly Hills, Calif. and CA and Christopher Fraley, both of Findlay; four daughters, Dona Fraley, Kim Gomez and Molly Villegas, all of Findlay and Charla Fraley of Columbus; a brother, Lotus Fraley of Jackson; two sisters, Mildred Mount of Schertz, Texas and Marie Loyons of Sun City Center, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, Osher, Grover Jr., Walter and Jimmy Fraley; and seven sisters, Oral Martin, Opal Marsh, Della Hanes, Clara Luther, Nellie Cunningham, Mabel Nebughr and Norma Mullins.

Mr. Fraley, a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School, Jackson, Ohio, retired in 1998 as the owner/operator of Frankie's Best and Four Seasons Garden Center in Fostoria.

Prior to that he was a sales manager for Top-pers Potato Chips Co., Toledo; owner of Common Taters in Adrian, Mich.; manager of sales and advertising for Dan-Dee Potato Chips in Dayton; sales manager for Q-Man Potato Chips, Toledo; owner of Toasted Tatters , Bluffton; former manager of DeHavens Garden Center in Findlay; owner of Franks Garden Center, Wapakoneta and owner of the Shamrock Bar and Grill in Sandusky.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of the Ohio Potato Chip Association, where he served as past president; Findlay Post 21 AMVETS, Fostoria American Legion Post 73 and Eagles Lodge 430.

Mr. Fraley was well known for his lavish Christmas decorations at Frankie's Best and also decorations for Fostoria High School's prom, graduation and other school functions.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.

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

Memorials may be made to the Frank Fraley Memorial Fund, in care of Ohio Bank, 570 Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 to be used for the benefit of the students of St. Wendelin and Fostoria High Schools

 


Carol Ann Grine
Fostoria homemaker

Carol Ann Grine, 65, of Beech Street, Fostoria, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Arcadia, Oct. 23, 1933, to the late Timothy and Lillian (Blake) Walsh. Her husband, Vernon E. Grine, whom she married May 19, 1953, in Michigan, survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Timothy, Thomas and Theodore, all of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lisa) Fretti of Toledo; a sister, Janet S. Burns of Iowa City, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren.

A homemaker and member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, Mrs. Grine was a 1951 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

The Rev. Daniel J. Ring will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday Funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a Scripture Service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Athletic Boosters.

 


Donna Graber
Fostoria homemaker

Donna Graber, 84, of Lewis Street, Fostoria, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at her son's home in New Riegel.

She was born April 30, 1914, in Kansas, Ohio, to Arthur and Bessie (Rausher) Humbert. Her husband, Delbert D. Graber, whom she married Feb. 8, 1935, in Bettsville, preceded her in death May 10, 1994.

Survivors include: two sons, Donald Graber of Mansfield and Robert Graber of New Riegel; a daughter, Mary Gobel of Findlay; a half-brother, Arthur Humbert of Meeker, Colo.; a sister, Lois Smith of Findlay; a step-sister, Doris Musbah of Texas; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Lloyd Humbert, also is deceased.

Mrs. Graber, a homemaker, was a member of Kansas United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary/treasurer, Sunday School teacher and member of its United Methodist Women.

She was a 1932 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School.

The Rev. Ivan Schwenn will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Saturday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Seneca County.

 


Harold J. Goshe
Lifelong Seneca County farmer

Harold J. Goshe, 65, of 10068 W. CR 592, Fostoria, died at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1934, in Fostoria, to the late Henry T. and Germaine (Kieffer) Goshe.

Survivors include: his former wife, Penny Shane of Fostoria; a son, Patrick J. Goshe of Fostoria; a daughter, Kisha K. McCabe, also of Fostoria; and two granddaughters. His first wife, Elizabeth (Frisch) Goshe and a son, Thomas Goshe, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Goshe, a retired lifelong Seneca County farmer, also worked at Union Carbide and the Fostoria Foundry.

A 1952 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, he was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, Moose Lodge 1567, American Legion Post 73, AMVETS Post 69, Fostoria United Sportsman Club and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree member of Council 1197, all of Fostoria. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with the rosary recited at 10. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 


Hilda V. Good
Former Fostoria resident

Hilda V. Good, 88, formerly of Elm St., Fostoria, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, at the Mannor Care Nursing Home in Kankakee, Ill. She was born July 7, 1910, in Bascom to Albert and Alice (Miller) Creeger. On Aug. 28, 1935, she married Walter S. Good. He died March 6, 1959.

Survivors include: a daughter, Carol Echevarria of Bourbonnais, Ill.; a sister, Mary Hade of Toledo; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; a son, Thomas Good; five brothers, Gilbert, Karl, Delphin, Loren and Allen Creeger; and three sisters, Odessa Creeger, LaDora Drew and Thelma Myers.

Mrs. Good was a 1928 graduate of Tiffin High School, and a homemaker. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Fostoria, Fidelia Class and Church Quilters Club.

The Rev. Lucinda Hunter will officiate the 11:30 a.m. Monday, service at the Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours are from two hours prior to the service at the church.

 


Deborah K. Gegenheimer
Allied-Automotive retiree

Deborah K. Gegenheimer, 49, died Sunday morning May 9, 1999, at her home at 654 Buckley St., Fostoria.

She was born in Fostoria, April 21, 1950, the daughter of Donald B. and Virginia M. (Bentz) Blaser. They survive in Fostoria. She first married Terry Mehrman, and they were divorced. She later married Arnold Gegenheimer, and he is deceased.

Survivors also include: a son, Chad D. Mehrman of Findlay; a daughter, Kory Lynn Gegenheimer of Fostoria; two step-sons, Alan and Chad L. Gegenheimer, both of Orlando, Fla.; two step-daughters, Cora and Paula Gegenheimer, both of Fostoria; several step-grandchildren; three brothers, Patrick J. Blaser of Punta Gorda, Fla., Michael A. Blaser of Knoxville, Tenn. and Randall J. Blaser of Findlay; two sisters, Julie A. Blaser and Mrs. Janos (Rebecca S.) Szabo, both of Fostoria; and her maternal grandmother, Martha Workley, also of Fostoria.

Mrs. Gegenheimer, a 1968 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, retired in September 1998 from the Allied-Automotive in Fostoria, after 30 years of employment.

A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Ladies of The Moose, both of Fostoria, she served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobiles, First Step, the Sharing Kitchen of Fostoria and Seneca Re-Ads.

Services in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the School of Opportunity or St. Wendelin Schools.

 



Bess Elizabeth Gee
Bendix Autolite retiree

Bess Elizabeth Gee, 79, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at her residence on SR 12, Fostoria.

She was born in Bloomdale Aug. 31, 1919, to Blaine and Elva Mae (Coleman) Goodale. On July 11, 1939, in Bidwell, Ohio, she married Harold "Jack" Gee, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Penny K. Shane of Fostoria; four brothers, James Goodale of Tiffin, Bernard Goodale of Findlay, Roger Goodale of Terra Haute, Ind., and Jack Goodale of Traverse City, Mich.; six sisters, Virginia Hart, Gloria Wagner, Connie Kiser and Shirley Bulkowski, all of Fostoria, Bernita Gerwin of Madrid, Spain, and Beverly Petticos of Fremont; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A brother, Richard Goodale, and a sister, Eleanor Sheridan, also are deceased.

Mrs. Gee, who attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria, retired in 1976 from Bendix Autolite, Fostoria, after 35 years.

A member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she served as the Fostoria Centennial Queen in 1954.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the church.

 


Betty L. Gockerman
Sandusky Ford retiree

Betty L. Gockerman, 74, of 712 Betty Lane, Fostoria, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in McComb, to Ralph and Dora (Dray) Crawfis. On July 6, 1946, in Mount Cory, she married James W. Gockerman. He survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, James R. Gockerman of Erie, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) Sours of Tiffin; her stepmother, Leona Crawfis of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Waller of Van Buren and Mrs. Louis (Bernice) Gossard of Bluffton a half sister, Beverly Hooker, also of Bluffton; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Gockerman, a member of UAW Local 914, retired in 1984 from the Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky, after 31 years of employment on the production line.

The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will conduct the 10 a.m. Thursday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Seneca County Unit.

 


Margaret Geren
Retired sales clerk

Margaret Geren, 86, formerly of East Jones Street, Fostoria, died at 12 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in the Independence House, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born March 18, 1913, in Seneca County, to Ora and Stella (Coon) Calhoun. On Nov. 8, 1937, in Fostoria, she married David A. Geren. He died Aug. 1, 1954.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Yvonne) Hawk Jr. of Kansas; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, three sisters and a grandchild.

Mrs. Geren, a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church, retired in 1992 as a sales clerk from Sauber's Market in Fostoria.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Ivan Schwenn officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


James E. 'Jim' Gilliland
Brother of Fostoria resident

James E. "Jim:" Gilliland, 70, of Birney, Mont., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Billings, Mont.

He was born in Fostoria, July 12, 1929, to the late Lauren and Milldred (Halter) Gilliland of Tiffin. His wife, Sally M. (Woodard) Gilliland, whom he married June 24, 1950, at the Three Circle Ranch, survives.

Other survivors include: a son, James J. Gilliland; a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Sue M.) Anderson; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Jean Mickens, Joyce Mosier and Nancy Shaw, all of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Stricker.

Mr. Gilliland, a graduate of Calvert High School, moved to Las Vegas, Nev., and worked for the Tulli Springs Ranch. He later located in Birney, where he worked for Henry and Dorothy Woodard.

Family graveside services will be in the Elks Cemetery. A celebration of Mr. Gilliland's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sheridan Elks Club.

Memorials may be made to The Northern Rockie Mountain Cancer Center P.E.A.K.S. or Sheridan Elks Cemetery Fund, in care of Delphine Toner at the First Interstate Bank, Sheridan, Wyo.

The Affordable Alternative Cremation and Burial Service, Billings, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.

 


JOSEPHINE GONZALES

Josephine "Josie" Gonzales, 72, of 1607 Bank St., died at 9:42 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at her residence.

She was born July 13, 1927, in Laredo, Texas, to Thomas and Paula (Cazares) Coleman. She married Agapito Gonzales on July 2, 1942, in Laredo, Texas, and he survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Agapito Jr. "Butch" and Frankie, both of Fostoria; Paul, Santos "Punkin" and Joseph, all of Findlay; three daughters, Alice Frias, Fostoria; Juanita Slade, Arcadia; Lisa Bisbee, Findlay; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis Coleman, Forest; Tom Coleman, Lima; Blaz Coleman, Cridersville; and one sister, Pauline Bartchlett, Findlay.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jesse and Jessie; one daughter, Bessie Bernal; and five sisters.

Mrs. Gonzales was a homemaker.

She was also a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Randy Geisige officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Routson Funeral Chapel, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or Cancer Patient Services.

 


Edna Jane Gilhuly
Fostoria centenarian/retired teacher

Edna Jane Gilhuly, 100, of Burnham Drive, Fostoria, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born in Fostoria Aug. 3, 1899, to John C. and Lulu A. (Lindsay) Longacre. On June 28, 1947, in Fostoria, she married James W. Gilhuly. He survives in Fostoria.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Gilhuly, a 1917 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1941 graduate of Bowling Green State University, received a bachelor's degree in education. She also attended Heidelberg College and the University of New Hampshire.

She retired in 1966 as a teacher from the Fostoria City Schools, where she had been employed for 37 years.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, where she was an honorary board member and former teacher of the Alpha Delta Sunday School class; an 80-year member of Fostoria Chapter 94 Order of Eastern Star and Westminster Circle of Kings Daughters and served as a former trustee of Wesley Village.

A charter member of the Seneca County Retired Teachers Association and Fostoria Heritage Glass Association, she was a life member of the Ohio Education Association and National Education Association, and a member of the Fostoria Teachers Association, of which she was a past president; and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She also was a member of Fostoria Historical Society, Rachel Circle, Council of Ministry, Shepherd Center, XYZ Senior Group at the church, Fostoria Antique Study Club and the Fostoria Woman Club.

The Rev. Branson Hawkes will conduct the 11 a.m. Monday service in Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where Eastern Star memorial services will be at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


 

Mary J. (Cline) Eyre
Sister of Fostorian

Mary J Eyre, 66, Garland, Texas, died February 16, 1999 at home in Garland.

She was born May 3, 1932 in Fostoria to Wayne and Edna (Fisher) Cline. She was a 1950 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. She married Philip Eyre on November 17, 1953 in Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles and Brian, one daughter Janet Mayfield and three Grandchildren all of Garland Texas. One brother William Cline survives in Fostoria along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her parents and three sisters, Dorothy (Cline) Breisacher, Kathleen (Cline) Cramer and Wilma Cline.

Services were held in Garland at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 1999. Internment was at Restland Vets Cemetery.

 

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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