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POTTEIGER, TERRY JOSEPH
 
Terry Joseph Potteiger, 50, of 2585 TR 142, Findlay, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at his residence.
 
He was born April 1, 1952, in Fostoria, to Theodore  and Marcella (Rumschlag) Potteiger, deceased.
 
He married Margaret Weber Nov. 19, 1976. She survives.
 
Also surviving are: two sons, Bryan and Zacharey, both at home; five brothers, Ronald of Tiffin, John and Charles of Fostoria, Theodore, Jr. of Findlay and Floyd of Van Buren; four sisters, Carol Correll of Fostoria, Darlene Nagle of Houston, Texas Frances Kay Dallen of Pahrump, Nev., and Deborah Kroeschel of Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
 
Mr. Potteiger worked as a millwright at Whirlpool and was also a part-time farmer.
 
He was a Cub Scout leader of Pack 313.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Downtown, with the Rev. Father Keith Stripe officiating.
 
Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery in Fostoria.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Bryan and Zacharey Potteiger College Education Fund in care of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840.
PUGH, C. EUGENE
 
 Funeral services for C. Eugene "Gene" Pugh, 66, of Lexington Avenue, Fostoria, will be held at
  11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Gus Christo-Baker
  officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.
 
  Visitation will be held an hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
  Mr. Pugh died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at Toledo Hospital.
 
  He was born May 24, 1936 in Fostoria to Cecil and Etti (Myers) Pugh. He married Sandra M.
  Woodruff on June 8, 1956 in Fostoria, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Pamela) Cooper, Risingsun; Angela Pugh, Fostoria; two  grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Keith (Linda) Keefer, Fostoria; and Donna  Kennedy, Columbus.
 
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Leroy; and a sister, Alice Lawrence.
 
  Mr. Pugh retired in 1992 as an inspector at Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 36 years.
 
  Memorials may be made to Scott-Trinity United Methodist Church, Risingsun.
PARSONS, GEORGE  A.
 
FOSTORIA -- George A. Parsons, 87, of 461 W. Lytle St., Lot 94, Fostoria, and formerly of North  Baltimore, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 at his residence.
 
  He was born Nov. 24, 1915 in North Baltimore to Willis and Celestia (Claybaugh) Parsons. He married  Dorothy I. Thompson on April 21, 1938 in North Baltimore, and she died in 2002.
 
  Surviving are a daughter, Karol K. Parsons-Abeyta, Fostoria; four grandchildren; nine
  great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Annabelle Wooley, Oregon, Ohio.
 
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Jack L.; and a sister, Louise Parsons.
 
  Mr. Parsons was a plumber pipe fitter for Toledo Union and Colorado Local for 47 years.
 
  He was a member of various gun clubs.
 
  Private services will be held at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.
 
  There will be no visitation.
 
  Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 226 Ohio 61 E., Norwalk, OH 44857-9705.

 
PELTON, RICHARD  G.
 
Richard "Dick" G. Pelton, 66, of 3125 Bays Road, Risingsun, died at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 25, 2003, at his residence.
 
He was born Oct. 8, 1936, in Bloomdale, to Gilbert E. and Celesta (Baker) Pelton. He married Suzanne Kreais on July 27, 1957, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. She survives in Risingsun.
 
Also surviving are: his father, Gilbert E. Pelton of Risingsun; a son, Richard Guy Pelton II of Fostoria; four daughters, Suzette Marie Pelton of Bowling Green, Rebecca Jane Kline of Hoytville, Kathleen Laura Pelton of Dayton and Jennifer Gillig II of Fostoria; a granddaughter; a brother, Louis A. Pelton of Eastlake; three sisters, Ann Sheeks of North Baltimore, Donna Barker of Sylvania and Ruthie Beck of Findlay.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 8:30p.m.
PETHE, ARTHUR  E.
 
 Arthur E. Pethe, 74, of 461 E. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 12:17 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2003 at his daughter's residence in Lima.
 
  He was born Feb. 5, 1929 in Seneca County to Cletus and Rose (Thom) Pethe. He married Rickie A.  on Dec. 27, 1953 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay, and she died June 27, 2001.
 
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nathan (Kim) Heckathorn, Fostoria; and Mrs. Jim (Tobie) Reese  and Mrs. John (Natalie) Lord, both of Lima; two sons, Timothy M. of Fostoria; and Kelly A. of Corpus  Christi, Texas; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Irene)  Carpenter, in Michigan; and Marjorie Ehman, in Canada.
 
  He was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother, Donald.
 
  Mr. Pethe retired in 1989 as a tool maker at Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 40 years.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
 
  He was a 1946 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria.
 
  He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Eagles Aerie 430, both in Fostoria; and New  Riegel American Legion Post 354.
 
  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the  parish cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a
  Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. and a New Riegel American Legion memorial service at 8  p.m. A rosary will be recited at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
 
  Memorials may be made to St. Rita's Hospice Care, Lima.
PRITCHARD, CHARLES  K.
 
  FOSTORIA -- A memorial service for Charles K. Pritchard, 85, of 1401 Van Buren St., Apt. 21,  Fostoria, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, the Rev.  Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Emma Pillars Garden of Memory in Fountain Cemetery,  Fostoria.
 
  No visitation will be held.
 
  Mr. Pritchard died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.
 
  He was born July 21, 1917 in McComb to Clarence M. and Volinda (Dewar) Pritchard. He married  Mary Jane Segner, and she died in 1947. He then married Mauvelyn Hendricks June 8, 1952 in Fostoria,  and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dr. Robert (Pamela) Hadacek, Fostoria; and Mrs. Michael  (Shelley) Hamp, Tiffin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
  Mr. Pritchard retired in 1979 as vice president of Farmers Grain and Supply after 40 years. He also  worked at Armour & Co., Toledo, from 1936-39.
 
  He graduated from Tiffin Business University.
 
  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday School Superintendent;  was building and relocation committee chairman for First Methodist Church and served on other  committees; was a lay member to the annual West Ohio Methodist Churches conference; and was  president of Fostoria Council of Christian Education in Fostoria Public Schools.
 
  Mr. Pritchard was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 52; was on the budget committee of Fostoria United  Way; treasurer of Fostoria Salvation Army; and served on the Fostoria City Hospital and Fostoria  YMCA boards.
 
  He was a member of University Club and Masonic Lodge 288 F&AM in Fostoria; Ohio Pesticide  Institute; and was president of Westgate Condo Association.
 
  Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria, 44380.
 
  Arrangements are by Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.
PAXTON, GEORGETTE
 
  Georgette Paxton, 74, of 246 E. Pearl St., died at 4 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003 at her residence.
 
  She was born Oct. 6, 1928 in Findlay to George and Mable (Lunn) Morgan. She married Philip "Jack"  Paxton, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are five sons, Douglas of Arlington; Philip "Jack" Jr. of Findlay; John of Fostoria; Mitchell  of Denver; Paul of Toledo; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Custar.
 
  Mrs. Paxton retired as an assembler at RCA after 17 years.
 
  No funeral services or visitation will be held. Burial will be private.
 
  Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College St.
 
  Arrangements are by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.
REINEKE, CORRINE  L.
 
FOSTORIA -- Corrine L. Reineke, 69, of 1427 Van Buren St., 46, Fostoria, died at 12:30 p.m.  Monday, March 31, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.
 
  She was born June 16, 1933 in Toledo to Alexander and Anna (Dick) Barchick. She married William F.  "Bill" Reineke Sr. on Jan. 31, 1953, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are four sons, William F. Jr. and Daniel E., both of Tiffin; Thomas A. of Fostoria; and John  A. of Brighton, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Kerry (Jacqueline) Mitchell, Celina; Elizabeth A. Jadwisiak,  Port Clinton; Mrs. Robert (Nancy J.) Nusser and Mrs. Joseph (Cynthia L.) Taylor, both of Fostoria;  Mrs. Anthony (Susan P.) Casale, Tiffin; and Mrs. John (Kathryn L.) Schneider, Middle Bass Island; 23  grandchildren; a brother, Richard M. Barchick, Toledo; and her twin sister, Mrs. Melvin (Kathleen A.)  Sulewski, Toledo.
 
  She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
 
  Mrs. Reineke was a homemaker.
 
  She was a 1951 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Toledo.
 
  She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its memorial and church choirs, and liturgical  arts committees, Antique Study Club and Country Club, all in Fostoria; Catawba Island Club; and was a  former leader and advisor for Fostoria Camp Fire Girls Association.
 
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Mark  Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a  Christian wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday at the  church.
 
  Memorials may be made to William F. and Corrine Reineke Scholarship Fund or Greater Fostoria  Community Foundation in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.
Peace, Richard

Richard "Dog" Peace, 44, of SR 613, Van Buren, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2003, in Van Buren.

He was born Jan. 24, 1959, in Fostoria, to Jack and Sally (Hoskins) Peace.

He first married Kay Lazza and they divorced. He then married Marie Cain on July 20, 1996, in Van Buren.

Surviving are: his wife, Marie Peace of Van Buren; his mother, Sally Baker of Fostoria; two sons, Richard and Andrew Peace, both of Carey; a step-daughter, Leslie Billerman of Arlington; a brother, Donnie R. Peace of Temple, Texas; two sisters, Sharon Harris and Regina Scott, both of Fostoria; a grandson and a step-grandson.

The funeral will be 12 a.m. Thursday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Ricker, Anna

COLUMBUS GROVE -- Anna Marie Ricker, 86, of Columbus Grove, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003 at her residence.

She was born Feb. 28, 1917 in Kalida to George and Anna (Folk) Oglesbee. She married Ralph H. Ricker on June 5, 1935, and he died Sept. 20, 2000.

Surviving are four sons, Eugene, George, Dennis and Richard "Rick," all of Columbus Grove; a daughter, Helen Warnecke, Glandorf; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nellie Spanier, Delphos; Zella Young, Ashland; and Geneviene Schroeder, Ottawa.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, William and George Thomas Oglesbee; and a sister, Emma Schimmoeller.

Mrs. Ricker was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Alter Rosary Society, Columbus Grove.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. David Ross officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, where a scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony School Endowment Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.


Phillips, Leonard Edwin

Leonard Edwin Phillips, 63, of 120 1/2 Makim St., Bellevue, died while surrounded by his family at his daughter's home, in Westerville, Thursday, April 24, 2003, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Bellevue, to the late Edwin and Corrine (Leis) Phillips. On September 28, 1963 he married Judith Bogner in the Immaculate Conception Church of Bellevue. She preceded him in death June 11, 1995. Survivors include: a son, Jeffrey (Patty) Phillips of Clyde; a daughter, Lorey (Mrs. Chris) Coe of Westerville; a sister, Alice (Mrs. Paul) Siesel of Bellevue; mother-in-law, Agnes A. Bogner of Bellevue; three brothers-in-law, Joe Reinhart of Fostoria, Wade Fiegelist of Tiffin, and Kenneth (Charlotte) Rospert of Bellevue; 16 nieces and nephews; two grandchildren, Alexa and Jude Coe of Westerville.

Preceding him in death were: two sisters, Anita Reinhart and Marge Fiegelist; and father-in-law, Vincent P. Bogner.

Mr. Phillips retired from the Sandusky Ford Motor Company Plant in 1996, and was the owner of the former Phillips Carpet and Furniture store in Bellevue. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 752, Moose Lodge 238, American Legion Post 46, V.F.W. Post 1238, Elks Lodge 1013, all in Bellevue, and a member of numerous carpet and small business associations. He loved camping and the outdoors, traveling and spending time with his loving grandchildren and family. He was also a breeder of Shitzu dogs.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. today, April 26, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue with the Rev. John M. Nagle, pastor of S.A.M. Cluster Parishes, officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday in the Foos & Son Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Memorials may be made to: the American Lung Association of Ohio's South Shore, 226 State Rt. 61 East, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.


Rock, Sidney Marie

Sidney Marie Rock, 4, of 8139 Rockwood Drive, Findlay, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 at Toledo Children's Hospital. She was born November 24, 1998 in Toledo.

She is survived by parents Steve and Stephanie (Rider) Rock; sisters Kaycie L. and Alexis R.; maternal grandparents Sue Rider and Glenn Agner, McComb; Richard Rider and Robin Whitney, McComb; and paternal grandparents Harry and Kathy Rock, North Baltimore; Donnie and Sue Reilly, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, May 4, 2003, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main Street, North Baltimore, Ohio. There will be no funeral service.

Friends may make memorials in her name in care of the funeral home.


Raney, Norman Charles

Norman Charles Raney, 86, formerly of Fostoria, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, at Heartland of Perrysburg.

He was born May 10, 1917, in Rudolph, to the late John and Luella (Rickard) Raney.

Mr. Raney was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from March 1941-October 1945, including the Battle of Normandy.

Services will be 10:30 am. Tuesday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, preceded by military graveside rites by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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


Pahl, Harold V.

Harold V. Pahl, 79, 510 St. Mary's Ave., Carey, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

He was born April 5, 1924, in Salem Township, Wyandot County, to Firmen and Agnes (Wright) Pahl. On Oct. 16, 1948, in Bascom at St. Patrick's Catholic Church he married Imogene N. (Lauer) Pahl. She survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Donald J. (Carol) Pahl of Carey; four daughters, Diane (James) Welly of Upper Sandusky; Teresa (Charles) Brodman of Carey, Karen (David) Mates of Fostoria, and Lisa J. Pahl of Columbus; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Howard Pahl of Carey and David Pahl of Upper Sandusky.

Preceding him in death were: his parents,; a brother, Cleo "Sam" Pahl; and a sister, Mildred Frankart.

Mr. Pahl was a lifelong Wyandot County farmer. He attended Arcadia and Carey schools and St. Michael's Catholic School in Findlay.

A horse enthusiast, he was a member of the United States Trotters Association, Wyandot County Farm Bureau, and a former member of Moose Lodge 1093 in Upper Sandusky.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey with the Rev. Leo Kennedy OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salem Township.

Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with a Christian Wake at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of the funeral home.


Rupp, Marvin

FOSTORIA -- Marvin D. Rupp, 88, of West Center Street, Fostoria, died at 12: 08 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.
Surviving are a son, Stephen of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Pete (Nancy) Vladovich, Napierville, Ill.; and a sister, Gladys Myers, Toledo.

Private services will be held, the Rev. Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, Toledo.


Purkey, Gregg

Purkey, Gregg

GAUTIER, Miss. -- Gregg A. Purkey, 42, formerly of Bloomdale, Ohio, died May 22, 2003 in Gautier, Mississippi.
He was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Findlay, Ohio to Robert and Barbara Purkey, and they survive in Cleveland, TN. He married Beth Fox in 1980, and they were divorced. He then married Amber Sunde in 1997, and she survives.

Also surviving are: one son, Ryan and one daughter, Kristen, both of Fostoria; two step sons, Wesley and Scott Vestal, Jonesville, NC; and a granddaughter, Nicole, Fostoria; two brothers, Mike (Jan) of Lima, OH, and Shawn (Tammy), Clyde, OH; and three sisters, Robin Bassett, Virginia Beach, VA, Kelley Garlick, Cleveland, TN, and Heather (Dan) Wells, Fairfield, OH.

Gregg graduated from Elmwood High School. He was a decorated veteran of the United States Navy, retiring in 1998. He had been employed with Mississippi Power and Light, Gautier, MS.

Full military services with burial in the National Cemetery, Biloxi, MS were held on May 28, 2003. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Revs. Lee Gill and Edmond Zickefoose officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 1:00 P.M. until time of services. A luncheon reception will follow services at the Wagner Banquet Hall, Bloomdale.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Navy/Marine Relief Fund, c/o the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Radcliff, Janis M.

FOSTORIA -- Janis M. Radcliff, 80, of Fostoria died Friday morning, June 13, 2003, at her residence.

She was born July 27, 1922, in Risingsun to Edmund and Agnes (Korta) Lehmann. She married Dale S. Radcliff Jan. 27, 1943, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Millersville, and he survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: four sons, Roger D. Radcliff and Ron G. Radcliff of Fostoria, Mike E. Radcliff and Gary L. Radcliff of Bloomdale; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Lehmann of Florida.

Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Millersville.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.


Reinhart, Linus
(110 years old)

CAREY -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Linus Andrew Reinhart, 110, of Eaglewood Care Center will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Reinhart died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003. He was the second oldest man in the United States.

Born July 28, 1892 to Thomas and Anna (Arend) Reinhart, he married the late Esther E. Brooks on February 25, 1919.

Surviving are four sons, Harold of Barrington, Ill.; Donald and Franklin, both of Carey; Bernard of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. James (Mary Lou) Gohl, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Eugene (Rita) Newell, Galion; Mrs. Dwight (Virginia) Orians, Carey; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Reinhart, retired, was a farmer and operated a seed corn business. He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, a Charter member of the Knights of Columbus, was on the board of directors of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau, and the Carey Locker Plant.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School, Carey.


Reinhart, Charles William

Charles William Reinhart, 50, of 53 Lisa Ann Drive, Fremont, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2003, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born May 11, 1953, in Tiffin, to Walter J. and Oleta M. (Tiel) Reinhart. His mother survives in Tiffin. Also surviving are: two brothers, Andrew (Julie) Reinhart and Allen (Suzanne) Reinhart, both of Tiffin; a sister, Sharon (Todd) Walter of Columbus; four nieces, Ashley Reinhart and Melissa Reinhart, both of Tiffin; Amanda Walter and Emily Walter, both of Columbus; and three nephews, Gregory Reinhart of Tiffin, Shane Walter and Nicholas Walter, both of Columbus. Preceding him in death were: his father; and a sister, Donna M. Colvin.

Mr. Reinhart was a 1971 graduate of Columbian High School. He worked at Fostoria Foods from 1972-1982 and then at Atlas Industries from 1983 to the present.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 354, in New Riegel.

Mr. Reinhart enjoyed boating, watching drag racing and spending time at Riverfront Marina.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin with the Rev. Stephen Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, Tiffin, with a wake service at 8:30 p.m. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the Mass Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Piatt, Marion 'Ruth'

Marion "Ruth" Piatt, 96, formerly of Shoals, Ind., died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Martin County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Loogootee, Ind.

She was born Jan. 1907, in Shoals, Ind., to the late William and Emma (Westhafer) Dustin. On March 7, 1936, in Crawfordsville, Ind., she married Horace P. Piatt. He died in October 2000.

Surviving are: a daughter, Brenda Baker of Tiffin; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Shoals, Ind. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, Ind.

There will be no visitation.

The Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, Ind. is charge of the arrangements.


Rader, Larry

Memorial services for Larry L. Rader, 51, of 1128 Hurd Ave., Findlay, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at College First Church of God, the Rev. William H. Reist officiating. Burial will be in Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Mr. Rader passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

Born January 7, 1952 in Fostoria to Cecil and Betty (Wittebort) Rader, he married Carla Harp on June 2, 1979 at St. Paul United Methodist Church and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Adam of Findlay; and a sister Carol Rader, Findlay.

Mr. Rader worked for Fulton Elementary School as a teacher of learning disabilities and was involved in the TAPESTRIES program for the last three years. He was an usher and member of College 1st Church of God. His pride and joy was watching his son play hockey. He thoroughly enjoyed football, researching the Civil War and its history, and family genealogy.

Memorials may be made to the Adam Rader College Fund in care of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 West Sandusky Street, Findlay, 45840, or to the church in his memory.


Peters, Scott E.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Scott E. Peters, 38, of Fostoria, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Peters died Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2003 at his residence.

Surviving are his father, Marion L. of Port Clinton; his mother, Joyce Q. Peters, Fostoria; a brother, Michael E. of Fostoria; and two sisters, Sheryl A. Knieriemen, Green Springs; and Valerie J. Peters, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Hedges and Highways Ministries, 134 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.

Mr. Peters' death is being investigated by the Seneca County coroner's office.


Reed, Charles

Charles Richard "Charlie" Reed, age 80 of Canton, formerly of Vermilion and Lorain died Monday September 1, 2003 at the Canton Regency Retirement Community.

He was born on February 25, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in Fostoria, Ohio and had lived in vermilion since the early 1970's. He also lived in Lorain, Mansfield and Fremont. He was a graduate of Fostoria High School Class of 1941. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War ll in the Naval Aviation PBY 7th Patrol. Following his military service, he was a deep sea sponge diver in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

He was a licensed insurance and real estate agent and had worked for the National Life Insurance Company, first as an agent, later promoted to District Manager.. He was a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters, serving on its Ethics Committee, and also the National Association of Realtors. He also founded Town Village Insurance Company in Lorain and worked for Harbourtown Reality and Lehman Johnson Reality Company, which he retired from.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vermilion and taught the Adult Bible Study Class. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 397 in Vermilion, the Vermilion Athletic Booster Cub, the Vermilion YMCA and Ritter Public Library.

Survivors include a daughter, Jan Greenfelder of Canton< OH. one step-grandson, Jason Greenfelder, brothers Rolfe Babb of Fostoria and Ralph Babb of Fort Wayne, IN., sisters, Betty Ickes, of Thornsville, OH: and Joan Filliator, of Fostoria.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Bettie June Reed, a son Craig Reed, parents, Guy Wilbert reed and Lillie Fern (nee Sturgess) Redd-Babb and brothers, Gene Reed and Hank Babb.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at First Baptist Church 6716 West River road, Vermilion.

Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Military Honors will be conducted by the Vermilion Veteran's Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria Ohio 44935 or t First Baptist Church, 6706 West River Road, Vermilion, Ohio 44089


Reinhart, Chantal

FOSTORIA -- Chantal D. Reinhart, 54, of 525 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died of natural causes at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 10, 1948 in Tucson, Ariz. to Nathaneil and Jacqueline Pond. Her father is deceased. She married Ray Reinhart on July 30, 1985, and he survives

Surviving are her mother, Jacqueline Pond, in Pennsylvania; her husband, Ray Reinhart, Fostoria; two sons, Kenneth Falk, Fostoria; and Geoffrey Crist, Elkhart, Ind.; a brother, Ron Pond, Phoenix; and a sister, Patricia Kostrzewa, Melbourne, Fla. and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Reinhart was a head nurse, RN, CNN, BSN with Dialysis Partners of Northwest Ohio Toledo.

She graduated from Owens Technical School and Toledo University, where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Sorority. She was also 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving in the 256th Mash Unit for 8 years.

Funeral services will be in private. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.


Prenzlin, Greta M.

FOSTORIA -- Graveside services for Greta M. Prenzlin, 73, formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, the Rev. Kathy Wirth officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Prenzlin died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 at her daughter's residence in Upper Sandusky.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Prater-Davidson, Upper Sandusky; two sons, Dallas L. "Joe" Prater and Robert "Steve" Prenzlin, both of Fostoria; a brother, Clinton James House, Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Albert (Noami) Adams, Tucson, Ariz.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County.

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Plott, James F. Sr.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for James F. Plott Sr., 67, of 3072 County Road 23, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Brent Layne officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Plott died at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 in the emergency room of Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born May 25, 1936 in Fostoria to Chester and Louise (Potteiger) Plott. He married Anna Caudill and they were divorced. He then married Darlene Palmerton on Nov. 12, 1971 and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Paula McLaughlin, Carey; and Jami (PV2 Brian) McCumber, Fostoria; two sons, James (Fran) Jr. of Thomasville, Ga.; and Jeffrey of Carey; two stepsons, Tim Palmerton, McComb; and Tom Palmerton, Hudson, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy (Jim) Martin, Upper Sandusky; Pat (George) Lasley, Findlay; and Marlene Quail, Carey; a brother, Bobby (Barb) of McCutchenville; seven grandchildren, David, Chelsie, Jessica, Jamie, Kaysie, Kodi and Kyle; and a great-granddaughter, Madison.

Preceding him in death are a brother, Charles; and a granddaughter, Billie Jo McLaughlin.

Mr. Plott retired after 30 years from Seneca Wire and Manufacturing Co., Fostoria.

He attended Carey High School and was a member of Fostoria United Sportsmen.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia Society or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316-1169.


Parker, Lawrence, K.

BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. -- Lawrence K. "Larry" Parker, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 in Beverly Hills, Fla.

He was born May 18, 1929 to Ferris H. and Hulda L (Flowers) Parker Sr. He married Mary Jane Parker on May 28, 1950 and she survives in Beverly Hills, Fla.

Also surviving are a son, Kenneth L. (Day) of Palm Bay, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Lauren) Patrick, Beverly Hills, Fla.; three brothers, Ferris H. Jr. in Indiana; Robert in Arizona; and Harry of Winter Park, Fla.; two sisters, Rosella Parker-Grilliot, in Kansas; and Mary Fern, Portage; five grandchildren and a great grandson.

Mr. Parker retired in 1991 after 21 years as a Maintenance Electrician with the former Allied Signal Company, Fostoria.

He was a resident of Bloomdale for over 45 years, was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bloomdale and a member of Knights of Pythius, Bloomdale. He was a past volunteer fireman, cub scout leader, community volunteer and served as Mayor of Bloomdale in the late 50s and early 60s, initiating the new Village Hall/Fire Hall during his tenure. He loved singing, played the guitar and mandolin, and had a special love for Country Gospel and Country Bluegrass music. He was a former member of Wood Country Amateur Radio Club, Bowling Green, and the Findlay Amateur Radio Club, and his call letters were W8IJR.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, Fla.


Paine, William J.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for William James Paine, 94, a resident of Independence House, Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Paine died Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, 2003 at his residence.

Surviving is a son, James William of Tavares, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830; or a charity of the donor's choice.


Riggle, Ruth

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Ruth Riggle, 89, of Cory Street, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Lynn J. Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted at 6 p.m.

Mrs. Riggle died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at Doctor's Hospital, Columbus.

She was born Dec. 5, 1913 in Ada to Mark and Margaret (Eckenrode) Ramsey. She married Chalmer Riggle on Dec. 24, 1937 and he died March 1, 1988.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret "Peg" Collins, Columbus; a son, Robert (Sue) Riggle of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Melanie Hall, Robert Riggle Jr., and Catherine and Jennifer Collins; and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Riggle was a homemaker.

She was a 1932 graduate of Ada High School, studied music at Ohio Northern University and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria. Ruth will be remembered for her work in the church choir through the years. She participated in many community choirs and provided music for the Fostoria Christian Science Church. She was a member of Kings Daughters and United Methodist Women. She was a volunteer for many years at the American Red Cross and assisted residents at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was also a member of the Fostoria Woman's Club and Fostoria Chapter 94 Order of the Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria.


Pierce, Cleo G.

FOSTORIA -- Cleo G. Pierce, 92, of Whitehall, and formerly of East Fremont Street in Fostoria, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, 2003, at Manor at Whitehall, in Whitehall.

Survivors include a son, James of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Jeannine) Might, Powell; and Mrs. John (Jenna) Ash, Galloway; and a sister, Mrs. Donna Pierce, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Committal services and burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830; or to Hospice Memorial Fund, in care of HCR Manor Care Foundation, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, 43699-0086; or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Rayle, Elnora S.

Elnora S. Rayle, 88, formerly of N. Vine Street, Fostoria, died at 5:08 a.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria, where she was a resident.

She was born December 22, 1914 in Pandora, Ohio to the late Albert and Sarah (Hilty) Burry. She married Harold R. Rayle on January 21, 1941 in Pandora, Ohio, and he preceded her in death December 21, 1995.

Survivors include: three sons, H. Robert (Erma) Rayle, Taylors, SC, Russell W. (Cheryl) Rayle, Toledo, and Kenneth E. (Cathryn) Rayle, Lakeville, MA, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three sisters, Elvina (Ray) Burkholder, Pandora, Lucille (Victor) Bucher, Columbus Grove, and Agnes (Joe) Pepple, Waynesfield.

Two brothers, Benjamin and Vilas Burry and two sisters, Melvina Neuenschwander and Margaret Basinger also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Rayle was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was also employed as a cashier at the former White Front Market, Fostoria. She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa Schools, and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria. Mrs. Rayle was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Fostoria and Dendarah Court, Toledo.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2003 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, with Pastor Lynn J. Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where OES memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church, 1200 Van Buren Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Rasp, Lenora J.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Lenora June Rasp, 69, of Walnut Street, Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Marguerite Knape officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, west of Arcadia.

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

Mrs. Rasp died Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, 2003 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are two sons, Michael L. of Fostoria; and John W. of Bowling Green; three daughters, Mrs. Tim (Susan) Peck, Fremont; Mrs. Matthew (Patricia) Van Wagner, Wayne; and Marla J. Nye, Fostoria; and a sister, Shirley Stahl, Clyde.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, 43551.


Piper, G. Norman

FOSTORIA -- Norman G. Piper, 90, formerly of 1437 N. Union St., Fostoria, died Monday morning, Dec. 29, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.
He was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Fostoria, to the late James W. and Ruth M. (Padgam) Piper. He married Garland A. Hunker on Sept. 4, 1937, in Fostoria. She died July 16, 1988.

Surviving are four sons, Gary A. of Sandusky; Lanny L. of Raleigh, N.C.; Michael D. of Iowa City, Iowa; and William R. of Fostoria; and a sister, Winifred Morris, Tiffin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry W. Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.


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