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1999 Obits - P, Q & R

 

Floyd R.'Pete' Parmenter

Lois M. Parsell

Daniel M. Patterson

DARREL W. PEACE

Jean Agnes Peltier

Ruth Pfaltzgraf

Kenneth Pingle

Dorothy Lee Piotter

Ralph F. Poling

Russell J. Porter Sr.

Marcella M. Potteiger

Dean B. Powell

Eileen H. Rader

Willerd H. Rader

Dorothy F. Rainwater

William J. Reens

Donna P. Reidling

Barbara J. Reinhard

John C. Reinhard Jr.

Gloria Reiter

Gladys L. Ridge

Margaret L. Riser

Agnes A. Risner

Russell 'Russ' Roberts

Vera M. Robison

Edward E. Rock

Harvey L. Rock

Marilyn J. Routzahn

JAMES H. RUSSELL

L. Ardella (Filliater) Russell

C.R. 'Dick' Rousher


 

Floyd R.'Pete' Parmenter
Parmenter Drilling Co. owner

Floyd R. ''Pete'' Parmenter, 77, of 631 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 5:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Bradford, Pa., to Floyd R. and Mary (Ball) Parmenter, who are deceased. He married Charlotte Stump Sept. 10, 1943, in New Orleans, La.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two daughters, Mrs. Jean Parmenter Seel of Fostoria and Mrs. Thomas (Marjorie) Hancock of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Mike Seel; and a sister, Wilda Martin of Florida.

Mr. Parmenter served in the Navy during World War II, flying in the South Pacific Fleet as a Lt. Naval Aviator. He was the owner of Parmenter Drilling Co. for 46 years, retiring in 1992. A member of First Presbyterian Church, he was a deacon and elder of the church. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity at Bowling Green State University, a former member of Fostoria Kiwanis, and past president of Fostoria Athletic Boosters.

The Rev. R. Edson Reed will officiate at the 3 p.m. Monday funeral at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside services will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice of Findlay or First Presbyterian Church of Fostoria.

 


Ruth Pfaltzgraf
Fostoria homemaker

Ruth Pfaltzgraf, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born in Bellefontaine, April 11, 1907, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Connerly) Conover. Her husband, George E. Pfaltzgraf, who she married Aug. 27, 1927, died Dec. 26, 1974.

Survivors include: four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lorrell Pfaltzgraf of Findlay.

Preceding her in death were her son, Ralph Pfaltzgraf; a brother, Leroy Conover; and two sisters, Mary Fravel and Dorothy Conway.

A homemaker, Mrs. Pfaltzgraf was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and a former member of the Fostoria Women's Club. She graduated in 1925 from Worthington High School.

Graveside services in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Marcella M. Potteiger
Homemaker, Fostoria native

Marcella M. Potteiger, 87, of 200 McKinley Drive, Findlay, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at her home.

She was born Oct. 29, 1911, to John and Emma (Geckle) Rumschlag in Fostoria.

Survivors include: her husband, Theodore Potteiger of Findlay; sons, Ronald L. Potteiger of Tiffin, John F. Potteiger of Fostoria, Charles E. Potteiger of Fostoria, Theodore "Pete" Potteiger Jr. of Findlay, Floyd E. Potteiger of Van Buren and Terry Potteiger of Findlay; daughters, Darlene Nagle of Houston, Texas, Frances Dallen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Deborah Kroeschel of Stafford, Va.; brothers, Floyd Rumschlag of Fostoria, Henry Rumschlag of Toledo, Orland "Tubby" Rumschlag of Fostoria, and John Rumschlag of New Riegel; a sister, Eleanor Moffit of Fostoria; 36 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Rumschlag and Charles Rumschlag, a sister, Margaret Clemens, and a son, Robert E. Potteiger.

Mrs. Potteiger was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Findlay.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Interment will be in the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery

Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A rosary service will be at 7:30.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice of Hancock County, 1815 S. Main St., Findlay, or St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund, 422 Western, Findlay.

 


Kenneth Pingle
Assistant Fostoria postmaster

Kenneth Pingle, 82, of 509 Short Elm St., Fostoria, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999.

He was born in McComb June 8, 1916, to Grover and Jeniveve (Zuber) Pingle. His wife, Inez (Snyder) Pingle, whom he married Feb. 20, 1938, in Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are two sons, Karl K. Pingle of Mountain View, Calif., and Rex E. Pingle of Annapolis, Md.; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Pingle of Denver, Colo.; and two sisters, Constance Jones of Findlay and Mary Pullins of Greenville.

Four brothers, Frank, Robert, Clarence and Harry Pingle, and a sister, Kathryn Hobart, also are deceased.

Mr. Pingle, who started the free Income tax service for elderly and low income in Fostoria, had been employed as assistant postmaster at the U.S. Post Office in Fostoria, where he had worked for 40 years.

A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, where he served as elder and deacon and Sunday school treasurer, he also worked at the Sharing Kitchen and drove for Meals on Wheels, both in Fostoria.

He also served as treasurer at the Bureau of Concern in Fostoria for many years.

The Rev. R. Edson Reed will conduct the 2 p.m. Thursday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Perry and West Fremont streets, Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


Dean B. Powell
Bendix-Autolite retiree

Dean B. Powell, 86, of 1205 CH 96, Carey, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday May 28, 1999, in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

He was born in Crawford Township, Wyandot County, Oct. 16, 1912, to Fred S. and Stella R. (Brown) Powell. His wife, Evelyn E. (Schade) Powell, whom he married June 7, 1935, preceded him in death Dec. 11, 1993.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

A 50 year member of Carey Lodge 420 Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Mr. Powell retired from Bendix-Autolite in Fostoria, after 11 years of employment. Prior to that he worked 19 years at Porcelain Products in Carey.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Carey, the Pioneer Club, Indian Mill Antique Association, Upper Sandusky and UAW Retired Workers Union Chapter 533.

He also was a member of the following Masonic Bodies: Carey Chapter 159 Royal Arch Mason of Ohio where he served as past high priest; Upper Sandusky Council 98 Royal and Select Mason of Ohio, 32nd degree Mason and life member of Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo and Warpole Chapter 366 Order of Eastern Star, Upper Sandusky.

The Rev. Paul DeMoss will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey is 6-9 p.m. today, where Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316-1169

 


Daniel M. Patterson
Former Fostoria resident

Daniel M. Patterson, 71, of San Diego, Calif., died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at his residence.

He was born March 26, 1928, in Fostoria to Michael and Stella (Huth) Patterson.

Survivors include: a daughter, Jane Marie Lavoie of Victoria, British Columbia; three sons, Michael, Dr. Thomas E. and Daniel M. Jr., all of San Diego; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jo Cassidy of South Charleston.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, John and Arthur; and a sister, Margaret J. Dell.

Mr. Patterson retired from the Consumer Credit Industry, Finance Companies; was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway, Calif.; a former member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria; and a U.S. Navy veteran.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the St. Wendelin Catholic Church with burial following in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

 


Jean Agnes Peltier
Fostoria homemaker

Jean Agnes Peltier, 73, of 428 Burnham Drive, Fostoria, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday June 19, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born in Fremont, Jan. 21, 1926, the daughter of Bernard and Clara (Hillyer) Hughes. Her husband, Franklin "Frank" Peltier, whom she married May 26, 1947, in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Fremont, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: five sons, Gary Peltier of Waynesboro, Va., Gregory and Dennis Peltier, both of Fostoria, David Peltier of Alexandria, Ohio and James Peltier of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Marian Gaertner of Sun City, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.

A homemaker, Mrs. Peltier was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and its Rosary Altar Society. She was a 1944 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

A memorial Mass will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Her body has been donated to the Anatomical Department of the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830, who are in charge of arrangements.

 


Lois M. Parsell
Fostoria homemaker

Lois M. Parsell, 78, formerly of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Forest, to Guy W. and Etta M. (Wurtzbaugh) Bash. On March 31, 1945, in Forest, she married Lawrence F. Parsell, who died June 9, 1985.

Surviving are a son, Gordon F. Parsell of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Beckford of Fostoria; a brother, Dallas Bash of Bluffton; a sister, Sevilla Fisher of Hot Springs, Ark.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Stanley Bash; and two sisters, Pauline Radabaugh and Jenny Jacobs.

Mrs. Parsell, a homemaker, was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Elevator Fund at High Street United Methodist Church.

 


DARREL W. PEACE

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Darrel W. Peace, 44, of North Countyline Street, Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Kidwell officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mr. Peace died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Mich.

He was born July 18, 1955 in Pineville, Ky. to Jack and Ostolla "Sally" (Hoskins) Peace. His mother, Sally Baker, survives in Fostoria. He married Natley J. Miller on Feb. 14, 1984 in Fostoria, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are four sons, Tod of Columbus; Matt, Jason and Andrew, all of Fostoria; two stepsons, Tod Bartley, Fostoria; Terry Bartley, Charleston, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Melissa Bartley, Fostoria; two brothers, Don of Temple, Texas; two sisters, Regina Scott, Sharon Young, both of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Peace was a retired food service manager.

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

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


Margaret L. Riser
Retired GE welder

Margaret L. Riser, 78, of 216 E. Clark St., Fostoria, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Darlington, S.C., to Roosevelt and Martha Benton. She married Ernest Riser July 30, 1973, in Tiffin.

Surviving are: a son, Thomas L. ''Rickie'' Tucker of Fostoria; two step-sons, Emanuel and Gabriel Riser of New Jersey and New York, respectively; a step-daughter, Jackie Hill of Pittsburg, Pa.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carrie Bailey and Bertha Benton, both of Winston Salem, S.C.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, who died Oct. 11, 1996; a brother, Theodore Benton; and a sister, Lorena Covington.

Mrs. Riser was retired after 30 years as a welder at General Electric in Tiffin. She was a volunteer at the Sharing Kitchen and a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Mothers Board, Missionary Society and as a pastor's aide.

The Rev. T.A. Smith will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 534 Lynn St., Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Arcadia, Ohio.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund, 534 Lynn St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


Russell 'Russ' Roberts
Father of Fostoria residents

Russell ''Russ'' Roberts, 53, of 305 Fasig St., Forest, died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Baldwin Manor, Kenton.

He was born in Toledo, May 17, 1945, to the late Nelson D. and Thelma G. (Clapp) Roberts. He was formerly married to Andrea Bond-Paugh.

Survivors include: his companion, Viola Altvater of Forest; a son, Russell ''Butch'' Roberts Jr. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Sharon) Emerine of Findlay and Christina Roberts of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, David Roberts of Florida and Carlton Roberts of Grand Rapids, Ohio; and two sisters, Sharon Sloan of Florida and Mrs. Jim (Karen) Holman of North Carolina.

Mr. Roberts, a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, had worked at Heinz in Bowling Green, at Atlas in Fostoria for 19 years, and for the city of Forest for five years.

There will be no service. Burial will be in Custer.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

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

 


Eileen H. Rader
Former Fostoria Schools cafeteria worker

Eileen H. Rader, 80, formerly of 240 Banister St., Fostoria, died at 6:27 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in the Independence House, 1000 Independence Ave., Fostoria, where she resided.

Born Nov. 12, 1918, in Fostoria, to Edward and Iva (Drake) Beck, she married Donald P. Rader, May 3, 1946, in Columbus. He is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Paul E. Rader of Fostoria; and a daughter, Marcie E. Rader, also of Fostoria.

Also preceding her in death were two sons, Timmy and Tommy Rader.

Mrs. Rader, a 1936 Fostoria High School graduate, had been employed at the Electric Autolite (now Allied Signal), Fostoria. She also worked as a cafeteria worker for 10 years for the Fostoria Community Schools.

Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Heart Fund.

 


Barbara J. Reinhard
Floral artist/designer

Barbara J. Reinhard, 65, of North Vine Street, Fostoria, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 12:40 p.m. Saturday April 10, 1999.

She was born in Fostoria, April 5, 1934, to the late Aaron and Maude Ivy Barnes. Her husband, Roger D. Reinhard, whom she married Sept. 12, 1952, in Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: three daughters, Jody Lynn Fetro, Mrs. Brian (Jill Shannon) Brickner and Jina LeAnn Reinhard, all of Fostoria; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Jeffrey Aaron Reinhard and a brother, Lawrence Paul McCarthy.

Mrs. Reinhard, a 1952 graduate of Fostoria High School, had been employed as a floral artist and designer at Flowerland in Fostoria.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, where she had been very active in the church choir, as a soloist, a trustee and in many other positions in the church.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Wednesday service in the High Street United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church Elevator Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Gladys L. Ridge
Fostoria homemaker

Gladys L. Ridge, 96, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in the Independence House, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born in Benton Ridge June 26, 1902, to Agustus and Cora (Powell) Hickman. Her husband, Melvin Ridge, whom she married Sept. 20, 1920, in Benton Ridge, died in 1966.

Survivors include: a son, Rex Ridge of Bucyrus; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ruth Ann) Armbruster of Sun Lake, Ariz; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Roger M. Ridge; a great-grandson, Adam Ridge; a brother, George Hickman; and four sisters, Eva Dreisbauch, Minnie Munger, Ora Porter and Mabel Hickman, are deceased.

Mrs. Ridge, a homemaker, formerly resided at 908 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Fostoria.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, and the Order of Eastern Star, both of Fostoria.

Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, OH 44830 or the Independence House, 1000 Independence Ave., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


William J. Reens
Former Flechtner Packing supervisor

William J. Reens, 85, of 714 Westhaven Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in the Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 19, 1913, to Nicholas and Katherine (Steendam) Reens. On Jan. 30, 1937, he married Virginia M. Eikhoff. She died Dec. 8, 1992.

Surviving are a son, Gary William Reens of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. John (Gail) Heinsman of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were five brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Reens, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, had been employed as a supervisor at the Flechtner Packing Co. in Fostoria.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Rosdale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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

Memorials may be made to the church

 


Dorothy F. Rainwater
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy F. Rainwater, 82, 1313 South Drive, Fostoria, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was born in Atlanta, Ga, Jan. 30, 1917, to Henry and Frances (Causey) Fisher.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail Sanders, of Fostoria; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Three brothers and seven sisters preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga.

There will be no visitation. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

 


John C. Reinhard Jr.
Atlas retiree

John C. Reinhard Jr., 74, of North TR 21, Fostoria, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Reinhard was born May 19, 1925, in Fostoria to John C. and Mildred (Tyson) Reinhard Sr.

He married Margaret L. Deitchman Aug. 23, 1944, in Fort Smith, Ark. She survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, John C. Reinhard III of Findlay and Brian J. Reinhard of Fostoria; a daughter, Pamela M. Adams of Wapakoneta; three brothers, Roger of Fostoria, Art of New Concord, Ray of Arcadia; three sisters, Gladys Maneke and Amy Below, both of Toledo, and Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Cunningham of Hammansburg, Ohio; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Reinhard retired from Atlas Crankshaft Corp. in Fostoria in 1983 after more than 31 years. He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria; Eagles Club of Fostoria; and was an U. S. Army Veteran of WWII.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Seneca County or the High Street United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.

 


Edward E. Rock
Retired laborer

Edward E. Rock, 74, of 924 McDougal St., Fostoria, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born in Fostoria, July 25, 1924, to Harry A. and Lillian (Meyers) Rock. His wife, Betty A. (Gonyer) Rock, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: three sons, Edward L. and Larry W. Rock, both of Fostoria and Harry E. Rock of North Baltimore; three daughters, Carolyn Rumschlag of Tiffin, Debbie Shelton of Germany and Tammy Aspell of Jefferson City, Tenn.; a brother, Harvey Rock of Fostoria; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rock has been employed as a laborer.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Township, with Pastor Steven Stover officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the family.

 


Willerd H. Rader
Norton Mfg. employee

Willerd H. Rader, 56, of South Adams Street, Fostoria, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug.7, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Fostoria, to the late Willerd D. and Dorothy M. (Tolles) Rader. On April 6, 1984, in Fostoria, he married Mary M. (Welly) Zickefoos, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, James W. Rader of Columbia Station; a daughter, Jennifer A. Rader of Kansas, Ohio; two step-sons, Shannon L. and Jonathon L. Zickefoos, both of Fostoria; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Mr. Rader, a 1960 Fostoria High School graduate, had been employed at the Norton Manufacturing Co. in Fostoria since 1994.

He was a member of the United Sportsmen Club, Eagles and AMVETS.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Edmond Zickefoose officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 


Gloria Reiter
Tiffin resident

Gloria Reiter, 71, of 119 Coe St., died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at her daughter's residence in Fremont.

Mrs. Reiter was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Fostoria to Fred and Helen (Leech) Morgan.

She married Gene J. Reiter Sr. July 13, 1949, in Fostoria. He died Aug. 21, 1995.

Surviving are a son Gene J. Reiter Jr., of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Georgette) Shiets of Fremont, Mrs. Peter (Gisele) Kuhn of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Randy (Genise) Swander of Clarksville, Tenn; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Fred Morgan Jr., and a sister, Josephine Beltz.

She was retired from the Tiffin Developmental Center, where she was an attendant and was a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Grine officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

 


Harvey L. Rock
Norfolk/Southern Railroad retiree

Harvey L. Rock, 70, of 133 Sandusky St., Fostoria, died in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999.

He was born June 6, 1929, in Seneca County, to Harry A. and Lillian (Meyers) Rock. He married Elizabeth Cornely June 4, 1966, in Fostoria, and they were divorced.

Two stepchildren and nieces and nephews survive.

Also preceding him in death were his stepfather, Pete Simonis; and a brother, Edward E. Rock.

Mr. Rock worked for more than 30 years at Norfolk and Southern Railroad as a section laborer, retiring in 1982.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. Dale Neller officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830, who are in charge of arrangements.

 


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.



Agnes A. Risner
Autolite retiree

Agnes A. Risner, 80, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at her home on West Lytle Street, Fostoria.

She was born in Glenroy, Ohio, March 18, 1919, to William and Ella (Dye) Deck. She first married Franklin Capehart and they were divorced. Her second husband, Homer Risner, whom she married in 1960, in Fostoria, died Jan. 13, 1970.

Survivors include: two sons, James F. Capehart Sr. of Columbus and Robert R. Capehart of Fostoria; a daughter, Shirley Foster of Fostoria; a sister, Nola Gardner, also of Fostoria; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Hazel Haning and Theresa Bowles; and a brother, Alfred Deck.

Mrs. Risner, a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, its Mission Society and Prime Time, Fostoria, retired as an inspector in 1978 from the Autolite in Fostoria, after 30 years of service.

She also was a member of Eagles 430 Ladies Auxiliary, AARP, the Golden Threads of Fremont, UAW Local 533 and St. Catherine's Ladies Auxiliary.

The Rev. Russell Gumm will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday service in the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

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

 


C.R. 'Dick' Rousher
Retired Excello Corporation employee

C.R. "Dick" Rousher, 76, of 615 E. Jackson St., Fostoria, died at 12:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 29, 1923, to Clarence D. and Hattie (Finkenbinder) Rousher, both deceased. In February 1950 he married Estella Collis in Findlay; she died Dec. 22, 1993.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Jane Boerger of Tallahassee, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Preceded in death were: two brothers, George and Glen Rousher; and a sister, Thelma Rousher.

Mr. Rousher was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he worked for Excello Corporation in Fostoria as a set-up man, retiring in 1985 after 35 years of employment. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Council 1197, K of C, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from noon to 2 p.m. (prior to service) at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

 



Vera M. Robison
Ash Street homemake
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Vera M. Robison, 90, of 16 Ash St., died at 6:52 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in the Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided since May.

She was born in Fostoria, March 16, 1909, to Henry William and Nell Dela (Mergenthaler) Ecker. Her husband, Willard Robison, whom she married March 1, 1934, in Fostoria, preceded her in death in 1966.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Betty L. Houk of Tiffin, a step-grandson, and two step-great-granddaughters.

A homemaker, Mrs. Robison was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women, Rebekah Lodge 900, Attica; Royal Neighbors of America; and Church Women United of Seneca County.

She had resided in the Tiffin area for many years.

The Rev. Gail Angel will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Wednesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where Rebekah Lodge 900 will conduct services at 2:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice or the church.

 


Donna P. Reidling
Fostoria homemaker

Donna P. Reidling, 81, of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born in Burgoon, March 1, 1918, to Irvin H. and Minnie (DeShetler) Niswander. On April 2, 1940, in Fremont, she married Harry E. Reidling, who died in July 1993.

Survivors include: a son, Roger Reidling of Houston, Texas; a brother, LaVerne Niswander of Fostoria; three sisters, Mrs. George (Mildred) Ingram of Fostoria, Leona Smith of McComb and Mrs. William (Norma) Fillhart, also of Fostoria; three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a son, William Reidling; four brothers, Dale, Cloyd, Wilbur and Robert Niswander; and four sisters, Doris Myers, Margie Zuern, Thelma Thomas and Ruth Rinebold.

Mrs. Reidling, a homemaker, was affiliated with Trinity United Brethren Church, Fostoria.

The Rev. Keith Davis will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Wednesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


JAMES H. RUSSELL

FOSTORIA -- James H. Russell, 84, formerly of 608 Fifth Ave., Fostoria, died at 9:21 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

He was born Feb. 19, 1915 in Jackson Township, Hancock County, to Forest S. and Nettie (Sloan) Russell. He married Luella A. Powell on Jan. 30, 1936, and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Todd A. and James S., both of Findlay; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Monday, Findlay; Mary Cupp, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ellen Trautman, Irma Cupp, Lillian Snyder and Nellie Sheller.

Mr. Russell was in the grocery business in Findlay for 17 years, working for the City Market and Greener and Edwards Market. He was part owner of the North Dixie Market. He was employed at Flechtner's Meat Packing Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1979.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. J. Scott Russell officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Marion Township, Hancock County.

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

Memorials may be made to the Pastor Scott Russell Missionary Fund, Santiago, Chile, in care of the funeral home.

 


Marilyn J. Routzahn
Homemaker

Marilyn J. Routzahn, 65, of 91 Beechwood Drive, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in the emergency room of the Tiffin Mercy Hospital.She was born in Bloomville Feb. 6, 1934, to Clarence A. and Violet P. (Lowry) Firestone. She married Carlton E. "Gene" Routzahn Nov. 27, 1955, in the First English Lutheran ChurchSurvivors include: her husband; a son, Jeffrey of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Cheryl) Anspach of Tiffin; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Shirley) Nusbaum and Judith Thacker, both of Tiffin, Karen Firestone of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.

Her parents along with a brother, Gaylord Firestone, preceded her in death.

She was a 1952 Columbian High School graduate; an accountant at the former Tiffin State Hospital; and a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

A private funeral will be today at the Barnes Memorial Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jan Kucera officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin.

The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 


Ralph F. Poling
Chrysler Corp. retiree

Ralph F. Poling, 72, of Arbor Street, Fostoria, died at his home at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999.

He was born in Canton, Aug. 30, 1927, to Otis and Emma (Silvers) Poling. His wife, Luella M. (Black) Poling, whom he married July 22, 1959, in Kentucky, preceded him in death Nov. 5, 1997.

Surviving are: a son, Ralph Poling of Delaware, Ohio; a step-son, Edward Fetro of Fostoria; a step-daughter, Lilly Gang of Sugargrove, Ohio; a brother, Dewey Poling, also of Sugargrove; two sisters, Esther Brown of Lancaster and Darlene Vickroy of New Straightsville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Boyd C. Poling; and a sister, Stella Woodruff.

A U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Poling retired from the Chrysler Corp.

Services are at 11 a.m. today in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Robert Chew officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 9-11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

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

 


Russell J. Porter Sr.
Union Carbide retiree

Russell J. Porter Sr., 83, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his home at 461 W. Lytle St. Lot 6, Fostoria.

He was born May 1, 1916, in Huntington, W.Va., to James M. and Betty J. (Holley) Porter. His wife, Gertrude L. (Carr) Porter, whom he married Dec. 3, 1955, in Toledo, died April 18, 1994.

Survivors include: three sons, John H. Crawford of Findlay, Russell J. Porter Jr. of Fostoria and Carl A. Porter of Bloomdale; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Mary) Garner of Fostoria; two brothers, Carl A. Porter of Columbus and Forest Porter of Bloomingburg; a sister, Bernice Porter of Columbus; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Porter retired in 1981 as a laborer from the Union Carbide (now National Electric Carbon) in Fostoria, after 23 years of employment.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.

 


Dorothy Lee Piotter
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy Lee Piotter, 82, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born in Ooltewah, Tenn., Aug. 11, 1917, to Robert C. and Jane (Hensley) Brown. On Sept. 1, 1943, in Fostoria, she married Ernest E. Piotter, who preceded her in death April 1, 1970.

Survivors include: three sons, Raymond E. Piotter of Fostoria, Bobby L. Piotter of Lima and Paul W. Piotter of Baraboo, Wisc.; a brother, Eugene R. Brown of McDonald, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Oscar Brown; and two sisters, Grace Cook and Thelma Bramblett.

Mrs. Piotter, a homemaker, attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria.

She had formerly resided on Stinchcomb Drive in Fostoria.

The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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