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2001-Obits - U, V, W, X, Y & Z


Unckrich, Ferdinand W.

VANDERHOFF, JAMES E.

VANDERVEER, DOROTHY I.

VERA, ROBERT

WAGNER, DANIEL L., JR.

WAGNER, EMMA A.

WAGNER, FREDERICKA C.

Wagner, Wilfred G.

WALTER, JOHN A.

Walter, Mary J.

WATSON, LEONA C.

WATSON, OLETA C.

WELTY, LARRY L.

WENZINGER, DAVID E.

WEST, GORDON R.

WHEELER, MARY A.

WHITACRE, DONALD E.

WHITEMAN, WILLIAM

WILLIAMS, MARGARET L

Williams, Ebonee Janea'

WILLIAMS, D. JOANNE D.

Williams, Michael C.

Williams, Pauline E.

WILSON, FREDERICK E.

Wohlgamuth, Donald D.

WOLFE, SANDRA L.

WONDERLY, PAUL R.

WOODRUFF, GERALD E.

Woods, Alfred C. 'Woody'

WYANT, CHARLES R.

Yambert, Barbara A.

Yates, Eloise M.

YODER, HELEN L.

YOST, MARY A.

YOUNG, RUTH E.

YOUNG, VIOLA E.

Zaruba, Frances

ZENDER-GERETZ, FLORENCE O.

ZIEGMAN, DAN H.

ZIEGMAN, DIANNE E.

ZIESSLER, BARBARA LOU

ZOELLER, HERMAN S.


Walter, Mary J.
Fostoria resident

Mary J. Walter, 38, of Thomas Street, Fostoria, and formerly of Helena, died late Wednesday evening, Jan. 3, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident near Fostoria.

She was born May 14, 1962, to Donovan and Donna (McClory) Swaisgood in Fremont.

Survivors include: her former husband, Gregory Walter of Helena; her mother of Helena; two sons, Gary and Andrew Walter of Helena; a daughter, Sarah Walter of Fostoria; a brother, Allen Swaisgood of Lindsey; and a sister, Janice Hudak of Risingsun.

Graduating in 1980 from Lakota High School, she attended both Terra Community College and Owens Community College; worked as a residential assistant for Woodlane Residential Services; a former member of the Burgoon United Methodist Church; she loved horses and enjoyed crocheting.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg, and burial will be in Scott Trinity Cemetery, Risingsun.

Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Fund for the Education of Her Children.


Yates, Eloise M.
Retired AAA secretary

M. Eloise Yates, 83, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born March 6, 1917, in Tiffin, to William and Nellie (Drake) Savial. Her husband, Forest R. Yates, whom she married Aug. 15, 1948, in Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, died Dec. 10, 1984.

Surviving are a son, Neil H. Yates of Fostoria; a daughter, Sandra K. Lichtenberger of Apopka, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Two brothers, Clarence and Kenneth Savial; and a sister, Elva Hinton, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Yates, a 1935 graduate of McCutchenville High School, retired as a secretary from the AAA Club in Fostoria, after 15 years of employment.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Eagles 430 Ladies Auxiliary, all of Fostoria.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Williams, Michael C.
American Standard employee

Michael C. Williams, 46, of 11 Indian Lane, died at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 11, 1954, in Tiffin to Charles R. and D. JoAnne (Henninger) Williams, Jr. who survive in Tiffin. On Feb. 21, 1987, he married Beth Martin in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and she also survives along with two step-children, Chip and (Crystal) Hossler of Cincinnati and Eric N. and (Kim) Hossler of Killeen, Texas; two step-grandchildren; a brother Ronald L. Williams of Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Alonzo (Shirley) Shultz, Jr. also of Fostoria.

He was a 1973 graduate of Bettsville High School; a tow motor operator for American Standard for 16 years; an avid pool player he was a member of the American Pool Player Association and the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association-Seneca County or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Yambert, Barbara A.
Allied Signal retiree

Barbara A. Yambert, 53, of Wagner Street, Fostoria, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

Mrs. Yambert was born Dec. 17, 1947, in Fostoria to Sherman and Garnita (Roth) Babb. On Jan. 17, 1970, in Fostoria she married David L. Yambert, and he survives in Fostoria along with her mother of Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. Brad (Teresa) Eubank of Risingsun and Mrs. Jim (Denice) Walter Jr. of Fostoria; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ed Babb of Fostoria and Billy Babb of Monterey, Tenn.; and a sister, Mrs. Mark Adam (Brenda) Miller of Dayton.

Her father is deceased.

She was a 1965 graduate of Fostoria High School; retired from Allied Signal in 1993 where she worked in Quality Control; member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fostoria, Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary, Ford Wagon Train Camping Club; a volunteer for American Cancer Society and Fostoria Community Hospital; and a Girl Scout leader of Troop #227 for 10 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. James E. Michaels officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, "Relay for Life Fund" or St. John's United Church of Christ.


Unckrich, Ferdinand W.
Area resident's father

Ferdinand W. "Ferd" Unckrich, 83, of 671 Ajax Circle, Aspen Terrace, Galion, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at the Grant Medical Center, Columbus after an accidental fall on Tuesday.

He was born Mar. 27, 1917 to A. F. "Arch" and Henrietta (Kruger) Unckrich. On Oct. 16, 1939 he married Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson, and she survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kingseed of Galion and Mrs. Betsy Beaudet of Fostoria; eleven grandchildren; and a brother, Tom Unckrich of Savanna, Ga.

Also deceased are a son, Capt. William F. Unckrich; and a brother, Richard Unckrich.

Mr. Unckrich graduated from Ohio State University in 1938. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in WW II, and along with his wife is a Gold Star Parent, having lost their son in the Vietnam War. He served as president of American Steel Grave Vault from 1959-1999 and was serving as chairman of its board. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Galion, where he was serving as an assistant minister and chairman of the finance committee. He previously served as president of the church council and as Sunday School teacher.

The Rev. Timothy Keeler will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, funeral services at the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., tonight, at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, 218 S. Market St., Galion, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the Capt. Wm. F. Unckrich Scholarship Fund and/or First Lutheran Church of Galion.


Woods, Alfred C. 'Woody'
Railroad retiree

Alfred C. "Woody" Woods, 78, of 216 E. Culbertson St., Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his home.

He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Findlay, to the late William G. and Malinda (Blunk) Woods.

A half-sister, Edith Chamness of Atwater, Calif. survives.

Also preceding him in death were: three brothers, Elmer, William and Harold Woods; and three sisters, Fairy Terrill, Ethel Coblery and Agnes Powell.

Mr. Woods retired from both the Nickel Plate Road and the Norfolk and Southern Railroads and also retired, after 14 years as a traveling auditor, from the Loyal Order of Moose.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, he was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

He was a member of American Legion Post 73, VFW Post 421, Eagles Aeries 430, Fostoria United Sportsman and Moose Lodge 1567, where he received the Pilgrim Degree, all of Fostoria.

He attended the First Baptist Church, Fostoria.

The Rev. David Chapman will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria..

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Moose Lodge Pilgrim memorial service will be at 7 p.m.

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



Williams, Ebonee Janea'
7-week old daughter
 Ebonee Janea' Williams, 7 week old daughter of Tameka S. Williams of 154 Taft Blvd, Fostoria and William Rodgers of
Toledo, died at 3:09 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
 She was born Dec. 6, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital. Surviving include her father and mother; maternal grandparents, Earline Williams and Bryan Manley, both of Fostoria; maternal
great-grandmother, Marie Willliams of Marion; paternal grandparents, Donna Rodgers of Toledo and William E. Smith of
California; a brother, Keonte Porter and a sister, Natozsha Rodgers, both of Fostoria; four half brothers and two half sisters;
aunts, uncles and cousins.
 The service will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with burial following in Fountain
Cemetery, Fostoria.
 Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the family.



Williams, Pauline E.
Former Fostoria resident
 
Pauline E. Williams, 85, of 550 S. Schau Road, Lot 31, Port Clinton, and formerly of Fostoria, died at 10:57 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in MacGruder Hospital, Port Clinton.

She was born in Pontiac, Mich., to Fred and Nettie (Pollard) Green. She married Daniel V. Williams May 14, 1932, in Martinsville, W.Va. He died Sept. 20, 1996.
 
Surviving are: two daughters, Patsy Ann Hill and Jocelyn L. Dible, both of Port Clinton; 13 grandchildren; 36
great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
 
Also deceased are two great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Myrtle Crouch.
 
She retired in 1974 after 32 years as an operator/assembler at Ford Motor Co. in Fostoria; and was a member of Fostoria Moose Lodge 1567, Fostoria, and UAW Local 531.
 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Donald R. Goodwin officiating. Interment will be in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.
 
Visitation will be 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3178 N. Republic Blvd., Toledo, OH 43615



Zaruba, Frances
Retired Spanish/English Teacher
 
FOSTORIA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances M. Zaruba, 83, of Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
 
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
 
Mrs. Zaruba died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital West, Clinton Township, Mich.
 
She was born April 2, 1917, in Boston to Salisbury B. and Margaret V. (Murray) Warren. She married Lee Edward Zaruba on Sept. 18, 1943, and he died March 11, 1968.
 
Survivors include four daughters, Jean Anne of Fostoria; Janet M. Porter, Fremont; Sally L. Jinks, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Judy L. Kenson, Wilmington, Mass.; and a grandchild.
 
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Louise; and a brother, Bert John Warren.
 
Mrs. Zaruba retired in 1986 as an English and Spanish teacher in the Fostoria and Findlay public schools. She taught English as a second language in Fostoria until April 2000.
 
She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria; Fostoria Women's Club; and American Association of University Women. She was a volunteer at Fostoria Community Hospital for more than 25 years. She was a board member and cofounder of the Bureau of Concern.
 
She was a 1964 magna cum laude graduate of John Carroll University, University Heights. She received her master's degree in Spanish in 1971 from Bowling Green State University.
 

Memorials may be made to National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 79972, Baltimore, MD 21279


Wagner, Wilfred G.
New Riegel native

Wilfred G. "Bill" Wagner, 79, formerly of Main Street, Risingsun, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in the Grand Rapids Care Center, Grand Rapids, Ohio, where he resided.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in New Riegel, to Ross and Rose Wagner. On Oct. 4, 1952, in New Riegel, he married Cleo M. Klotz. She died March 27, 2000.

Surviving are a son, Curtis R. Wagner of Risingsun; three daughters, Sheila M. Sharp and Pamela L. Feller, both of Fostoria and Ginger M. Wilson of Kansas, Ohio; two brothers, Raymond and Ervin Wagner, both of New Riegel; a sister, Esther Hark of New Riegel; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Elmer, Maurice, Francis and Robert Wagner; and a sister, Lenora Frankart.

Mr. Wagner, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, retired in 1980 from Pfizer Lime Plant in Gibsonburg.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, near Risingsun.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a Scripture service will take place at 7:45 pm..

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


ZENDER-GERETZ, FLORENCE O.

Florence O. Zender-Geretz, 82, of Port Clinton, and formerly of Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001 at Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home, Oak Harbor.

She was born Oct. 20, 1918 in Paulding to Arza O. and Ethel (Gordon) Ferrell. She married Woodrow A. Zender on Feb. 15, 1941, and he died Oct. 29, 1971. She then married Michael J. Geretz on Oct. 19,1974, and he died Oct. 8, 1990.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) Arnold, Port Clinton; two sons, James W. Zender, Sedona, Ariz.; and Ralph A. Zender, Port Clinton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Hazel Bowyer, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Ann Stolte, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Gladys Adamski, Payne; and Doris Schlemback, Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Ferrell; and two sisters, Mary M. Ramsey and Carole Bredbeck.

Mrs. Zender-Geretz retired in 1980 from Ford Motor Co., Sandusky, after eight years. She also had worked 20 years at Fostoria Autolite.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, and its Rosary-Altar Society and Memorial Choir. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Volunteer and Senior Center Krafty Kuties, both in Port Clinton.

She also volunteered at Port Clinton WSOS Senior Center for many years, and received the 1997 Volunteer of the Year Award from WSOS.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Raymond Ensman officiating. Graveside services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. today at Gerner-Wolf-Brossia-Marsh Funeral Home, Port Clinton, where a Christian wake service will be held at 5 p.m.Visitation also will be held an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church, St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830, which is handling the local arrangements.


WILLIAMS, D. JOANNE D.

JoAnne Williams, 71, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at her home at 3730 W. TR 158.

She was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Tiffin, to the late Delbert J. and Helen G. (Wolf) Henninger. Her husband, Charles R. Williams, Jr., whom she married Aug. 6, 1965, in Tiffin, survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Ronald L. Williams of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Alonzo (Shirley) Shultz Jr. of Fostoria; two brothers, Calvin Henninger of Plymouth, Minn. and Robert Henninger of Milan, Mich.; two grandchildren, two step grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Michael C. Williams; and a grandchild, also are deceased.

A 1947 graduate of Columbian High School, Mrs. Williams was a homemaker.

The Rev. Scott Hayward will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Friday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.


WYANT, CHARLES R.

Charles R. Wyant, 68, of East Center St., Fostoria, died Tuesday morning at his home.

He was born in Findlay, on May 12, 1932, to Frank and Maggie (Morratt) Wyant. Both are deceased. On Sept. 3, 1960, in Findlay, he married Barbara Little, they later divorced.

Survivors include: sons; Tracy Wyant of Garrett, IN., Richard and Bill Wyant, both of Maumee, and Frank Wyant of Fostoria, daughters Mrs. Tim (Susan) Altvater of Forest, Shirley Kruszynski of Fostoria, and seven grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers.

Service will take place 1 p.m., Friday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home and will be officiated by Mark Bishop.

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

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


ZIEGMAN, DIANNE E.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dianne E. Ziegman, 58, of 2487 Courtly Road, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 4 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Mrs. Ziegman died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at her residence.

She was born May 24, 1942 in Fostoria. She married Daniel H. Ziegman on Oct. 28, 1961 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Amy) Stephens, Genoa; and Mrs. James (Beth) Reed, Findlay; five grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Walker, Risingsun.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Walker.

Mrs. Ziegman was a certified registered nurse with the Seneca County General Health District for 14 years.

She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1960, and received a nursing degree from Owens Technical College, Toledo, in 1975.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and its Cursillo, Marriage Encounter and RCIA programs, and was a Eucharistic minister who distributed communion to shut-ins and performed other various ministries of the church.

She also was a member of Emblem Club, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.


Wohlgamuth, Donald D.

Donald D. Wohlgamuth, 74, formerly of 2000 Blanchard St., Findlay, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born Jan. 29, 1927 in Carey to Orville D. and Zella (Walters) Wohlgamuth. He married Norma Stone in 1952, and they divorced.

Surviving are a son, Roger A. of Findlay; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; a brother, Bill of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and two sisters, Nina Blake, North Baltimore; and Margaret Killbrew, Cordord, Tenn.

Mr. Wohlgamuth was a retired self-employed carpenter.

He served with the 88th Cavalry recon group of the U.S. Army during WWII.

He was a member of DAV Buddy Chapter 43 and Ralph D. Cole Post 3 American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Chris Cravens officiating. Burial will be in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue, where military rites will be conducted by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a DAV Buddy Chapter 43 service will be held.

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


WILLIAMS, MARGARET L

Margaret L. Williams, 87, of 4275 N. Co. Rd. 43, Tiffin, died in her son's home on Wednesday, May 9, 2001. She was born Aug. 11, 1913 to Earl and Emma (Gesaner) Arnold. On Nov. 25, 1931 she married Charles R. Williams, Sr. He died June 2, 1985.

Surviving include: three sons, Charles Williams, Jr. of Bettsville, Joseph Williams of Tiffin, and Robert Williams of Wilmer, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Cook of Tiffin; two brothers, Vincent and Lewis Arnold, both of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Marcella Winkler of Fostoria; a step-brother, Albert Groves of Fostoria; three half-brothers, Bernard Arnold of Bucyrus, Gerald Arnold of Port-Clinton, and Brian Arnold of Fostoria; four half-sisters, Helen Gilliland of Imlay, Mich., Joyce Waldron of Carey, Mrs. Brenda Bullock of Alvada and LaDonna Smiley of Ashville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Deceased are: a son, Laurence Williams; a step-mother, Agnes Vogel Arnold; three brothers, Robert, John and Wayne Arnold; a sister, Betty Scherger; and a half-sister, Delores Arnold; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Williams was a Homemaker and member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

The Rev. Frank Murd will officiate the Graveside Service at 12.:30 p.m. Saturday, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 5-7 p.m., tonight, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

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


WEST, GORDON R.

Gordon R. West, 57, of 444 W. North St., Fostoria, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001 at his residence.

He was born June 11, 1943 in Lima to Lowell E. and Virginia (Pritchard) West. He married Paulette Swain on Feb. 21, 1964 in Fostoria, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brook G. of Fostoria; and Ryan M. of Bloomdale; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Gena) Hammill, Lima; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Edward L. of Clyde; and Roger D. of Gainesville, Fla.

Mr. West owned and operated Reynolds Plumbing & Heating in Fostoria since 1974.

He served in the U.S. Navy, and was at the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.

He was a Fostoria junior baseball coach and past member of Fostoria Redmen Club.

There will be no funeral services or visitation.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


ZIEGMAN, DAN H.

Dan H. Ziegman, 64, of Courtly Road, Fostoria, died at 2:27 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Fostoria, to Richard G. and Alma (Vanderhorst) Ziegman, and both are deceased. On Oct. 28,1961, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, he married Dianne E. Walker, and she died March 29, 2001.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Amy) Stephens of Genoa and Mrs. James (Beth) Reed of Findlay; two brothers, Richard Ziegman of Tempe, Ariz., and Jack Ziegman of Fostoria; and five grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Myron Ziegman, and two sisters, Mary Hoffman and Jane Magers.

Mr. Ziegman was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, a third and former fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1197, Bureau of Concern, and the Elks Lodge 935, all of Fostoria. Additionally, he was a member of the REIA Team, Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, and Eucharistic Minister, all of St. Wendelin Parish.

He was a 1954 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Tiffin University.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the rosary recited at 10 a.m. in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Fostoria, with the rosary to be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society in Fostoria or St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.


WALTER, JOHN A.

John A. "Punk" Walter, 66, of 602 S. Union St., in Fostoria, died at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2001 in Medical College of Ohio.

He was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Fostoria to John and Emma (Siebenaller) Walter, and they are deceased. He married Carol (Coleman) Snyder and later divorced. He married Denise (Stahl) Cook, and they divorced. His fiancee, Jean Folk, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include, six daughters, Mrs. Mark (Jan) Oberst of Sylvania, Johnna Walter of Cleveland, Mrs. John (Julie) Bodart of Findlay, Jennifer Herod of Fostoria, Michelle Walter of Arcadia, and Mrs. Even (Heather) Ricker of Bucyrus; four brothers, Bob Walter of Fostoria, Gene and Myron "Butch" Walters, both of Fostoria, and Don Walters of Minnesota; a sister Mrs. Jean (Emma) Beeson of Fostoria; and 11 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death also include: three brothers, Paul, Harold, and Richard "Dick" Walters; and a sister, Esther Belle Walters.

Mr. Walter, a U.S. Army Veteran, was employed at Excello Corp., in Fostoria and later worked at Atlas Crankshaft, and retired in 1990 after 29 years.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and a 1953 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. Additionally, he was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1197 3rd Degree and Fostoria Eagles Club Aerie 430.

The rosary will recited at 10 a.m., Tuesday followed by services at 10:30 a.m., at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., Monday, at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, with a Christian Wake service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.


WHEELER, MARY A.

Mary A. Wheeler, 69, of Fostoria, died at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

She was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Hunter, Okla., to Henry T. and Bernice (Canfield) Garner, both are deceased. On March 1, 1950, she married Robert F. Wheeler in Goshen, Ind. He died Nov. 19, 1992.

Surviving include: a son, Norman R. Wheeler of Fostoria; two daughters, Carol A. McAfee, and Patricia A. Spencer, both of Fostoria; two brothers, Wayne Garner of Bradner, and Ted Garner of Fostoria; a sister, Lenora Roth of Green Springs; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: four brothers, Tom, Bill, Alvin and Merle Garner; two sisters, Daisy D. Corbin and Bessie Rubel; and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Wheeler was a member of King Parish in Hatton.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. Mary Slaughterbeck officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery in Gibsonburg.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 221 Liberty St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.


YOUNG, VIOLA E.

Viola E. Young, 81, resident of Good Shepherd N.H. in Fostoria, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001. She was born August 21, 1919 to George and Hattie (Smith) Cook. She first married George Purtee, they divorced. She then married Denver Young in Nov. 1951. He died Aug. 12, 1967.

Surviving include: two daughters, Mrs. Barb Deuble and Mrs. Cathy Burris, both of Fostoria; two sisters, Catherine Herod of Carterville, MO. and Martha Ellis of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 14 step great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: a son; and three brothers, Richard, Robert and Lewis Cook.

Mrs. Young retired in 1980 from Fostoria Distribution, prior to that she worked as a nurse's aid at Fostoria Community Hospital for 15 years.

The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria with Jim Sampson officiating. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Home.


WOODRUFF, GERALD E.

Funeral services for Gerald E. "Jerry" Woodruff, 57, of 11787 W. Township Road 112, Fostoria, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Girton Church of God, Risingsun, the Rev. Herbert T. Hill officiating. The body will be cremated.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Woodruff died at 7:02 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Toledo Hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1943, in Fostoria to Martha Woodruff. He married Vickie L. Cole on Oct. 31, 1992, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, seven daughters, six brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Woodruff was a maintenance worker at Fostoria Townhouse Apartments.

He was a member of Girton Church of God, Risingsun; and Eagles Lodge, Wapakoneta.

Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are by Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.


WHITEMAN, WILLIAM

Funeral services for William F. "Bill" Whiteman, 59, of 1087 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will be held at noon Saturday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation will be held two hours before services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Whiteman died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at his residence.

He was born July 26, 1942, in Tiffin to Frederick W. and Doris E. (Clements) Whiteman. He married Sharon K. Snay on Jan. 21, 1977, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Stephanie A. Whiteman, Findlay; two brothers, Rick D. of Ukiah, Calif.; Robert C. of Cape Coral, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Joyce) Swan, Toledo; and Mrs. Gary (Barb) Bolfa, Point Place.

Mr. Whiteman was a project manager at IT Corp. for 14 years. He was a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School.

He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and Tiffin Eagles.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, 44883.


ZIESSLER, BARBARA LOU

Funeral services for Barbara Lou Ziessler, 61, of 135 Larkins St., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Routson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Donald Friar officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the DAV Auxiliary.

Mrs. Ziessler died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Sept. 3, 1940 in Carey to James and Madgie E. (Gibson) Harrold. Her mother and stepfather, Madgie E. and Bill Sparks, survive in Delbarton, W.Va. She married Leonard L. Ziessler on Aug. 29, 1958 in Findlay, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Cindy) Fekete, Columbus; Taunda Ziessler, Findlay; Pamela Thompson, Marysville; a son, James L. of Findlay; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, William Arthur Sparks, Findlay; Douglas MacArthur Sparks, Mount Blanchard; David Sparks, Mooresville, Ind.; and six sisters, Virginia Bradley, in Kentucky; Mrs. Norbert (Shirley) Lang, Carey; Mrs. Carlos (Kaye) Thompson, Fostoria; Mrs. Clifford (Helen) Gibson, Arcadia; Mrs. James (Jo Ann) Johnston, Findlay; and Mrs. Roger (Rosie) Workman, Delbarton, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Billy J.; a granddaughter; and two brothers, Everett "Bud" and Billy James Harrold.

Mrs. Ziessler was a homemaker.

She attended First Assembly of God and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary. She volunteered as a youth minister on a counseling hotline in the 1980s, and was a former substitute school crossing guard.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Routson Funeral Chapel; or to Cancer Patient Services, 820 N. Main St., Suite 7, Findlay.


WAGNER, DANIEL L., JR.

Daniel L. "Buddy" Wagner, Jr., 38, of Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Lewisville Hospital in Lewisville, Texas, of cancer.

He was born July 19, 1963 in Tiffin to Donna J. and Daniel L. Wagner.

Survivors include his mother, Donna J. Gerber; a grandmother, Rosemary Gerber; two sisters, Laura Sims of Fostoria; and Nicole L. Hunt of Napoleon.

Deceased is his father, Daniel L. Wagner; grandparents, Donald I. Gerber, and Sylvestor V. and Lois M. Wagner.

Mr. Wagner was involved on the internet and an active member of the N.R.A.

Arrangements are being handled in Texas.


WATSON, LEONA C.

Leona C. Watson, 87, of 168 Westwood Drive in Tiffin, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, after a sudden illness.

She was born April 23, 1914, in Seneca County, to the late Grover C. and Maude I. (Corthell) Miller. She married Virgil O. Watson on Feb. 15, 1936, in Waterville, Ohio. He died June 24, 1993.

Survivors include: three sons, Thomas E. Watson of Tiffin, Robert G. Watson of Republic, and William L. Watson of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Barbara Kay) Stinebaugh of Plymouth, Mich. and Mrs. Harold (Mary Ann) Helfer of Findlay, a sister, Jean Lloyd of Dearborn, Mich., a6 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leath Mount and Mary Alice Smith.

Mrs. Watson worked for more than 25 years at General Electric in Tiffin as a winder and retired in 1979. She was a member of St. Jacobs United Church of Christ and its Ladies Guild, and the G.E.-Wats Club. She was a 1932 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and a l934 graduate of Bowling Green State University.

She was also an avid horse racing enthusiast.

The Rev. Ben Archer will officiate services at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ in Republic. Burial will be in St. Jacobs Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home in Bloomville.

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


WAGNER, FREDERICKA C.

NEW RIEGEL -- Fredericka C. Wagner, 86, of 8845 W. Township Road 96, New Riegel, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 10, 1914, in New Riegel to Stephen and Theresa B. (Frederick) Coleman. She married Francis A. "Shakey" Wagner on Oct. 12, 1940, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, and he died Oct. 10, 1992.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Don (Janet) Davis, Bloomville; LaDonna Poignon, New Riegel; Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Castelan, Republic; six sons, Kenneth E. Coleman, Wapakoneta; Ronald S. Sr. and Richard A., both of Fostoria; Gerald E. of Tiffin; Bernard F. of Arcadia; Stephen J. of Bellevue; 36 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Zita) Wickiser, Arcadia; Bea Morrison, Tiffin.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; eight brothers, Floyd, Lawrence, Clarence, Edmund, Stephen, Silverius, William and Francis Coleman; three sisters, Ida and Angeline Bentz, and Viola Dickens. Mrs.

Wagner was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, and its Rosary Altar Society.

She was a 1933 graduate of Vanlue High School.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Leonard Kistler, C.P.P.S. officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 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 12:40 p.m. Monday at the church.

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


VERA, ROBERT

Robert Vera, 43, of 22911 SR 12, Fostoria, died Tuesday Oct. 2, 2001, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born July 12, 1958, in Tiffin, OH, to Vincent and Lupe (Lara) Vera. They survive in Tiffin. On May 2, 1987, in Tiffin, OH he married Lynn Williams, who also survives.

Other survivors include: children, Risha Vera and Bobby Vera, both at home in Fostoria; a brother, David Vera of Carey, OH; six sisters, Lupe Rodriquez, Mrs. Bob (Gloria) Hayes, Mrs. Jim (Sue) Schock and Mrs. Jon (Josie) Nutter, all of Tiffin, Mrs. Dave (Alice) Keefe of New Riegel, OH and Mrs. Jerry (Marty) Boehler of Perrysburg, OH and grandmother, Clara Vera of Tiffin.

Two sisters, Clara and Virginia Vera, are both deceased.

Mr. Vera, a 1976 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, was employed as a service advisor for Graff Auto Mall. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 5, in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, with the rosary recited at 9:45 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Art Niewiadomski will officiate. Burial will be at 6 p.m. Monday Oct. 8, in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Research) or St. Patrick Church.


YODER, HELEN L.

Helen L. Yoder, 95, of Fostoria, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Toledo Hospital.

She was born June 30, 1906, in Kansas, Ohio to the late Phillip and Deliah (Humbert) Hedden. She married Harold "Ovid" Yoder on April 3, 1923, in Tiffin. He died Jan. 31, 1973.

Survivors include: two sons, Dale and Robert Yoder of Kansas; two daughters, Lois Feasel of Fremont and Mary Lou Drenning of Fostoria; a brother, Lawrence Hedden of Tiffin; a sister, Pauline Pasch of Fremont; 14 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery.

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


WONDERLY, PAUL R.

Paul R. Wonderly, 79, of Fostoria, died at 3:35 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his residence.

He was born June 6, 1922, in Tiffin to Albert and Sarah (Bell) Wonderly, Sr. He married Margaret H. Jacquot on Aug. 2, 1947, in Fostoria, and she survives along with five daughters, William (Ginny) Nieset of New Port, MI, Michael (Suzanne) Patrick of Bascom, Robert (Rita) Hathaway of Port Clinton, Gene (Barb) Stooudinger of Risingsun, and Mark (Mary Jo) Durst of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and three sisters, Rose Gabel of Lucie, FL Robert (Theresa) Kirk of Findlay, and Alvin (Kathleen) Faeth of New Riegel.

Mr. Wonderly was a World War II Army veteran.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the Fr. Mark Bowers officiating; and burial in Riverview Cemetery, W. Millgrove.

Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Friday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, where a scripture service will be at 8:30 p.m.


WHITACRE, DONALD E.

Funeral services for Donald E. Whitacre, 78, of Bays Road, Rudolph, will be held at 11a.m. Friday at Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, the Revs. Dan Horner and Ralph Clink officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Rudolph.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today and an hour before services Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Whitacre died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.

He was born July 8, 1923, in Wood County to Howard Dwight and Dolla (Sweebe) Whitacre. He married Doris J. Mills on Nov. 27, 2947, and she died April 27, 1999.

Surviving are s son, Ty L. of Rudolph; a daughter, Brenda J. Rummel, Rudolph; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Winifred Carnicom, Fostoria; and Marilyn Taberski, Parachut, Colo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas E.; two brothers; and three sisters.

Mr. Whitacre was a farmer.

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

Memorials may be made to Rudolph Christian Church.


YOUNG, RUTH E.

Ruth E. Young, 74, of 660 Buckley St., Fostoria, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 at St. Catherine Care Center. She was born May 16, 1927 to Ralph and Maude (Ringle) Thomas. On May 2, 1952 she married Herman L. Young in Fostoria. He died February 17, 1989.

Surviving include: a son, Herman L. Young, Jr. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Barchus and Ruth Heath, both of Fostoria; a sister, Bertha Rowe of Fostoria; three brothers, Albert and David Thomas, both of Fostoria, and James Thomas of Washington; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.


WOLFE, SANDRA L.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandra L. Wolfe, 55, of 15536 County Road 109, Arcadia, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mrs.

Wolfe died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Tiffin to Burdette and Rosemary (Theis) Snavely. They survive in Fostoria. She married J. Joe Wolfe on April 11, 1969, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Kevin Joseph of Kenton; a daughter, Christine Nicolle Wolfe, Arcadia; a grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and a brother, Gary W. Snavely, Fostoria.

Mrs. Wolfe was a registered surgical nurse for 30 years at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay Orthopedics and Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, Fostoria Community Hospital Women's Auxiliary and Van Buren Lions Club.

She was a 1964 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and a 1967 graduate of St. Rita's School of Nursing, Lima.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Patient Cancer Care Services in Findlay, or St. Wendelin Catholic Church and schools.


ZOELLER, HERMAN S.

Herman S. Zoeller, 87, of 4919 W. US 224, Tiffin, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Seneca County to Francis and Anna (Clouse) Zoeller. Both are deceased. He married Marie Strausbaugh on May 21, 1938, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin and she survives.

Survivors also include: four sons, Herman J. "Sonny" Zoeller of rural Tiffin, Thomas Zoeller of Bascom, Jerry Zoeller of Tiffin and Tim Zoeller of Fostoria, three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Marge) Creeger of Houston, TX, Mrs. Rick (Dorothy) Osterwalder of Tiffin, and Mrs. Dan "Spud" (Judy) Miller of Tiffin; three brothers, Elmer Zoeller of Tiffin, brother Maurice Zoeller of St. Meinrad, Ind., and Bernard Zoeller of Kenton; three sisters, Wilhemina Smith of Tiffin, Mrs. Arthur (Marie) Breidenbach of Tiffin and Mrs. Dick (Emma) Hoover of Tiffin; 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Deceased include: a son, Billy Zoeller, brothers, Ernest, Alfred and Francis Zoeller, Jr., and sisters, Erma Houck, Marcella and Dorene Zoeller.

Mr. Zoeller was owner of Zoeller Coal since 1943 and retired after 25 years. He was a life-long farmer and an avid euchre player. Memberships included: Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge-New Riegel; Holy Name; St. Mary Catholic Church and the Farm Bureau. He was an honorary member of Hopewell Loudon FFA.

The rosary will be prayed at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church followed by services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Frank A Murd will be the officiant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with a wake service and Knights of Columbus service at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; St. Mary Catholic Church; Mercy Hospital of Tiffin; or a charity of the donor's choice.


VANDERHOFF, JAMES E.

James E. Vanderhoff, 60, of 820 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 2:28 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

He was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Fostoria to Clarence E. and Mildred L. (Hull) Vanderhoff. He married Joan M. Phipps on June 8, 1963, in Fostoria, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Felix E. of Bowling Green; a daughter, Maggie M. Vanderhoff, Toledo; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Heilman, Fostoria.

Mr. Vanderhoff retired in 1993 from Allied Signal (now Honeywell), Fostoria, after 32 years.

He attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria. He was active in scouting, and was a member of UAW 533, Fostoria.

He was a 1959 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Miami University, Oxford, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in McCutchenville Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 408 in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


WENZINGER, DAVID E.

Funeral services for David E. Wenzinger, 57, of 202 N. Muncie St., Carey, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Arthur Young, OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Wenzinger died at 6:27 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.

He was born Dec. 26, 1943, in Wyandot County to Richard J. and Audrey (Hendricks) Wenzinger. His mother and stepfather, Ralph Karcher, survive in Carey. He married Sue Rhoades on July 28, 1962, in Carey, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, David D. of Carey; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Gail L.) Warfel, Upper Sandusky; three grandchildren; three brothers, John, Tom and Earl, all of Carey; and two sisters, Mrs. Dick (Rosemary "Snip") Dahms, Fremont; and Chris Rader, Carey.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald "Butch."

Mr. Wenzinger drove a truck for Mennel Milling Co, Fostoria, and farmed. He retired in 1993 from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 30 years.

He was a member of Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey. He was a 1962 graduate of Carey High School.

Memorials may be made to Dorcas Carey Public Library, the church or Wyandot County Heart Support Group in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316.


WELTY, LARRY L.

Larry L. Welty Sr., 55, of Risingsun, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Tiffin to Jack L. and Verneda D. "Peggy" (Barlekamp) Welty.He married Kathie L. Taulker on Jan. 12, 1968, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Larry L. Jr. of Toledo; James B. of Gibsonburg; Jeffrey A. of Fostoria; five grandchildren; a sister, Kristi K. Smith, Risingsun; and a brother, Michael J. of Risingsun.

Mr. Welty retired in 1999 as a maintenance milling engineer at Mennel Milling, Fostoria, after 37 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1967-1970 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln Nuclear Polaris Submarine 602. He was stationed at New London, Conn., and Glasglow, Scotland.

He was a 1964 graduate of Lakota High School.

He was a member of Grain Millers International Union 58C for more than 20 years, and also served as head union steward. He was a member of Albert Bowe American Legion Post 338, Bradner, and Fostoria Eagles Lodge 430.

He was cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 335, Risingsun, for 10 years, and was a counselor for drug and alcohol abuse through the pack.

He was affiliated with St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Risingsun, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Bowling Green.


WAGNER, EMMA A.

Emma M. Wagner, 80, of Westhaven Drive in Fostoria died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her residence.

WAGNER, EMMA A. Emma M. Wagner, 80, of Westhaven Drive in Fostoria died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her residence.

Survivors also include: five sons, Ralph A. Wagner Jr., of Fostoria, Edward A. Wagner of Findlay, Thomas A. and Craig A. Wagner, both of Columbus, and Gary A. Wagner of Tampa, Fla., and a brother, Donald Ostrowsky of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Private services will take place at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


WATSON, OLETA C.

Funeral services for Oleta C. Watson, 98, formerly of Jackson Township Road 49, Kansas, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Herbert T. Hill officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Scott Township, Sandusky County.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Watson died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born June 25, 1903, near Girton to Wesley and Iona (West) Bocky. She married Wendell E. Watson on Jan. 4, 1922, in Risingsun, and he died Nov. 15, 1983.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard R. of Bascom; James T. and Harold E., both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Beryl J. Knott, Genoa; Jane C. Watson, Kansas; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dixie Leonard, St. Louis, Mich.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Marvin and Stern Bocky; and a sister, Dolly Bockey.

Mrs. Watson was a homemaker.

Memorials may be made to Girton Church of God.


VANDERVEER, DOROTHY I.

Funeral services for Dorothy I. Vanderveer, 73, of Township Road 27, Jenera, will be held at 11a.m. Saturday at Riley Creek Baptist Church, Bluffton, the Rev. Roy Girdler officiating. Burial will be in Hasson Cemetery, Van Buren Township.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.

Mrs. Vanderveer died Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2001, in an auto accident on Township Road 59 near Jenera.

She was born April 18, 1928, in Putnam County to Henry and Mabel (Hartman) Grismore. She married Robert J. Vanderveer on April 18, 1948, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, David of Findlay; Michael of Forest; and James of Fostoria; a daughter, Donna Jean Girdler, Forest; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Norman (Treva) Fenstermaker, Arcadia; and Geneva Lauwers, Findlay.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven.

Mrs. Vanderveer was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Rawson High School.

She was a member of Riley Creek Baptist Church and Coupon Club.

Memorials may be made to the church.


WILSON, FREDERICK E.

Graveside services for Frederick E. Wilson, 57, of McCutchenville Road, Wayne, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Benny Fitch officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Joint Veterans Group, Fostoria.

Visitation will be private.

Mr. Wilson died of natural causes at 9:22 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born Sept. 30, 1944 in Fostoria to Cleo S. and Ruth Ann (Harrison) Wilson Jr. His mother survives in Ravenna. He married Robin Bohmer, and they were divorced. He married Nancy Ausburger on May 11, 1998 in Ravenna, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Chris and Frederick, both of Newton, N.J.; a daughter, Dawn Wilson, Katy, Texas; two stepdaughters, April Feindel, Fostoria; and Holly Wildman, Amsden; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Wilson; and a sister, Nancy Wilson-Clemmens.

Mr. Wilson was a substitute bus driver for Fostoria Community School District and School of Opportunity, Tiffin. He retired in 1995from HyWay Trucking, Findlay.

He attended Upper Room Tabernacle, Tiffin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria


YOST, MARY A.

Mary A. Yost, 79, 2805 McCutchenville, Fostoria, died at 5:47 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Health Center, Findlay.

She was born Feb. 5, 1922, to Raymond and Josephine C. (Duding) Smith. Both are deceased. She married Alfred N. Yost on May 7, 1949 in St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he survives.

Survivors also include: four sons, John R., James A. and Gerald P. Yost, all of Fostoria, and Steven M. Yost of Upper Sandusky; five daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Susan) Tiell and Mrs. Michael (Margaret) Brady, both of Fostoria, Diane M. Yost of Tiffin, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Wood of Findlay, and Mrs. Jeffery (Amy) Wuebbolt of Fairfield; a sister, Kathryn Yost of Fostoria; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Hoening Funeral Home.

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