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Obituaries March 2011

 

NELL ROSE HARTWICK 1915-2011

PAULDING – Nell Rose Hartwick, age 95, died Tuesday, March 29 at The Gardens of Paulding.

She was born Sept. 11, 1915 in Paulding County, the daughter of Frank and Nell (Powell) Thompson. On Sept. 12, 1936, she married Charles Frederick Hartwick, who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1994. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Briceton and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star’s former Corona Chapter #95, where she was a past matron.

She is survived by two sons, Dan (Marlene) Hartwick, Plano, Texas, and Bill Hartwick, Briceton; a daughter, Bonnie (Dan) Griffiths, Paulding; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Thompson, Nashville.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Bill and Robert; and two sisters, Betty and Ruth Ann.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Joe Allen officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the funeral home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to Caring and Sharing Food Pantry or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

 

DALE WILLIAM YOH 1931-2011

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Dale W. Yoh, age 79, of Burnsville, Minn., passed away on Sunday, March 27.

He was born Oct. 7, 1931 and graduated from Haviland-Scott High School. He was an Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Ethelyn “Tootie”; four children, Vicki Hagen, Tina (Rob) Hazelton, Denise (Lowell) Yawn and Jeri (Adam) Yoh-Seeger; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Gale (Shirley) Yoh of Haviland; and special friends Francina and Courtney Fowler.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Hazelton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30 at White Funeral Home, Burnsville.

Preferred memorials are to Alina Hospice and Our Lady of Good Counsel Home.

 

WANITA KOCHEL 1922-2011

DEFIANCE – Wanita E. “Granny” Kochel, age 88, died Monday, March 21 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born April 23, 1922 in Hancock County, the daughter of Gail and Ethel (Williams) Sierer. On Dec. 20, 1949, she married Ralph L. Kochel, who preceded her in death on March 12, 1989. She was owner-operator of the former Kochel’s Grocery Store in Junction for 40 years.

She is survived by two daughters Edna Bernath of Bryan and Mary (Sidney) McMillan, Defiance; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Gail; a grandson, Corey A. McMillan; two sisters, Ellen Manson and Irene Justinger; three brothers, Harry, Dean and Dick Sierer; and a half-brother, Ray Rhinebolt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25 at The Rock Church, Ohio 637, Oakwood, with Pastor Art Hulett officiating. Burial will be in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Paulding Area Visiting Nurses.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

ERIC WINDLE 1943-2011

ANTWERP – William Eric Windle, age 68, of Antwerp, died Friday, March 18 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Jan. 17, 1943 in Norvell, Mich., the son of the late William and Ethel (Smith) Windle. He was an electrical engineer at Navistar and an elder at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Antwerp.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Colleen (Vance) Hugg of Antwerp and Kimberly Ann (Ben) Shaw of Roanoke, Ind.; three brothers, Wally of Texas, Greg of Utah and Larry of Michigan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Antwerp. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com


WANETA KOCHEL 1922-2011

DEFIANCE – Waneta E. “Granny” Kochel, age 88, died Monday, March 21 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born April 23, 1922 in Hancock County, the daughter of Gail and Ethel (Williams) Sierer. On Dec. 20, 1949, she married Ralph L. Kochel, who preceded her in death on March 12, 1989. She was owner-operator of the former Kochel’s Grocery Store in Junction for 40 years.

She is survived by two daughters Edna Bernath of Bryan and Mary (Sidney) McMillan, Defiance; five grandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Gail; a grandson, Corey A. McMillan; two sisters, Ellen Manson and Irene Justinger; three brothers, Harry, Dean and Dick Sierer; and a half-brother, Ray Rinebolt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25 at The Rock Church, Ohio 637, Oakwood, with Pastor Art Hulett officiating. Burial will be in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Paulding Area Visiting Nurses.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

JAMI BICKHARD 1965-2011

Jami Janiece Bickhard departed this world Friday, March 18.

She was born March 25, 1965, the daughter of Jack and Ruby Bickhard, who survive in Jay, Okla. She graduated from Andover High School in 1983 and had a BS in business management from Friends University. She worked for over a decade at Boeing Wichita as a material processor and expeditor; she temporarily moved to assist at the Louisiana Boeing Plant. Jami developed and managed her own landscape business for homeowners in the Wichita area. She loved her pets and always found homes for strays, wherever she lived, if she couldn’t adopt them herself. She enjoyed sports as a spectator and a participant. Nature and its inhabitants were an important part of her life. She will be greatly missed for her compassion and love for all God’s creatures.

Also surviving are siblings, Mark H. Bickhard, Coopersburg, Pa., Tena T. Roskam of Wichita, Kan., Conn D. Bickhard of Wichita Falls, Texas, Matt D. Bickhard, Derby, Kan. and Allison Ebberts, Shawnee, Kan.; nieces, Emily Roskam, Portland, Ore., Kari Bickhard and Hannah Bickhard, Wichita Falls, Texas, Lianna Bickhard, Coopersburg, Pa., Mati Bickhard, Derby, Kan., Kennedy Ebberts; nephews, Austen Roskam, Wichita, Kan., Kyle Bickhard and Jack Bickhard, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jake Bickhard, Derby, Kan.; and great-nephews Nicholas and Jonathan Roskam, Wichita, Kan.

Memorial services will be announced at a later time.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Maumee Cemetery in Antwerp with the Rev. Max Begley officiating. Services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Okla.

Preferred memorials are to a local humane society or Good Shepherd Hospice in Grove, Okla. in care of the funeral home.

Friends and family may send online condolences by viewing Jami’s obituary at www.honoringmemories.com


LILLIAN POWELL 1920-2011

WOODBURN – Lillian M. Powell, 90, of Woodburn, formerly of Van Wert, passed away Friday, March 18 at Parkview Hospice, Fort Wayne.

She was born July 31, 1920 in Kenosha, Wis., the daughter of Bruno and Mary (Lootens) Persyn. On Dec. 23, 1942, she married Herbert Powell, who preceded her in death March 7, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Brethren in Christ Church, Van Wert and the ladies auxiliary of Van Wert Camp of Gideons International.

Surviving are her children, Karl (Shirley) of Woodburn, Edward (Jan) of Roanoke and Marianne Knotts of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert Persyn of Fort Wayne; a sister, Clara Reeb of Antwerp; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a son, John; sister, Estella Coonrod; and a grandson, Jeff.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with the Rev. Jody Harr officiating. Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 21 and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Hospice, 1900 Carew St. #6, Fort Wayne IN 46805, or First United Brethren in Christ Church, 501 S. Race, Van Wert OH 45891.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com


FRANK HAWK 1925-2011

DEFIANCE – Franklin H. “Frank” Hawk, 86, of Defiance, passed away Thursday, March 17 at Twin Rivers Nursing Care Center.

He was born Feb. 12, 1925 in Fremont the son of Howard and Mathilda (Gabel) Hawk. On Sept. 3, 1945, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Brabant, who preceded him in death May 3, 2009. He was inducted in the Northwest Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. He volunteered for over 20 years at all three Defiance nursing home activities programs, four days a week. He played music, read, played cards, held Bible and prayer services. Frank became legally blind in 1962 at age 37 from glaucoma. He then worked as a machinist at SK Wayne - Tool Co. Dresser Industries from 1966-80. He had also worked on pipe organs, studied voice, had been a choir director and engineer at Toledo Central Catholic High School. Frank and his wife, Betty, were active in volunteer work most of their lives. He was a graduate of Fremont St. Joseph’s High School. Frank was a member and lay minister of St. John Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Northwesternaires Barbershop chorus.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary (James) Wagner of Florida, Marjorie (Ronald) Eberly of Defiance, Sylvia Soto of Bryan, Jean (Robert) Simpson of Paulding and Virginia (Paul) Cloud of Oklahoma City; a son, John (Debbie) Hawk of Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Joanne Young of Fremont and Martha (Carl) Unger of Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Dicesare; and two brothers, James and Donald Hawk.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, with Father Todd Dominique officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and from 10-11 a.m. Friday before services at the funeral home.

Suggested memorials are to DASH-Defiance Area Society for the Handicapped or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be left at defiancefuneralhome.com


MADGE ELLIOTT 1918-2011

ANTWERP – Madge L. Elliott, 93, of Antwerp, departed this earthly home into the arms of her savior on Tuesday, March 15 at Manor House Assisted Living.

She was born March 1, 1918 in Woodburn, the daughter of Vernon and Amy (Gustin) Stevenson. On May 26, 1938, she married Gilbert Elliott, who preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 1968. They moved to Naples, Fla. in 1958 and made their home there for 10 years. After returning to Paulding County, she retired from Paulding County Hospital in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp.

Surviving are son, Larry (Lucille) of Antwerp; a half-brother, Carl (Norma) Stevenson of Defiance; three half-sisters, Violet Hughes of Antwerp, Mary Ann (Larry) Hawkins of Florida and Peggy (Jerry) Koch of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Brent (Stacie) Brown of Fort Wayne, Debra (Gary) Ward of Payne, Dean (Kelly) of Ft. Jennings and Amy (Gary) Leatherman of Douglasville, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Marcellene Noll of Antwerp.

Also preceding her in death were a sister, Eula Hickman; a brother, Cecil; and two half-brothers, Richard and John Stevenson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with Pastor Mike Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Dooley Funeral Home and also one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to First Presbyterian Church in Antwerp or Paulding Hospice, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com


KERRY SAILER 1960-2011

HICKSVILLE – Kerry K. Sailer, 50, died Saturday, March 12 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

She was born Sept. 4, 1960 in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Joseph and Rosella (Dunlap) Bice. She was a 1980 graduate of New Haven High School. In May 1999, she was united in marriage with Rick Sailer, who survives. She worked at Hickory Creek of Hicksville as a nurses aide.

Also surviving are three daughters, Jessica (Keith) Combs of Angola, Ind., Joy (David) Budd of Sherwood and Shannon (Spencer) Stotler of Hicksville; three sons, Andrew Hedrick of New Haven and John and Brandon Sailer of Hicksville, seven grandchildren; four sisters, Paula (Larry) Damron of Defiance, Pam Greenwalt of Hicksville, Melody (Greg) Randol of Lagrange, Ind. and Kathy (Cary) Mallett of Sherwood; and three brothers, Melvin (Twyla) Bice of Bluffton, Ind., Glen (Kelly) Bice of Edgerton and Jake (Trisha) Schooley of Hicksville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Smith & Brown Funeral Home. Burial will be in Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 14 and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to Hickory Creek of Hicksville activity fund.

Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com


BETTY HANENKRATT 1927-2011

PAULDING – Betty Lou (Unger) Hanenkratt, age 83, died Thursday, Jan. 27 at Paulding County Hospital.

She was born Dec. 3, 1927 in Paulding, the daughter of James and Florence (Ludwig) Unger. On June 29, 1973, she married William B. Hanenkratt, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2001. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Paulding. She formerly was employed by the Paulding Clerk of Courts Title Office, Paulding Progress and Ducat’s Clothing Store.

Surviving are a daughter, Denise A. Lange, Hicksville; two sons, Mikeal A. (Gena) George of Clyde and James George, Hicksville; two brothers, James and Robert Unger, both of Paulding; nine grandchildren, Maggie, Cassandra, Jarrod, Nicole, Nicholas, Jennifer, James, Jason and Jeremy; and 11 great-grandchildren, Keira, Aurielle, Ethan, Kaden, Milee, Brooke, Haley, Kristen, Aubrianna, Brian and Skylar.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay George; and two great-grandsons, Caden and Weston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 14 at the First Christian Church, Paulding, with the Rev. Greg Bibler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Monday at the First Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church or John Paulding Historical Society.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com


ELAINE WANNEMACHER 1940-2011

PAYNE – Elaine Joanne Wannemacher, Godly wife and mother, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 8 after graciously battling cancer these past five months. Elaine died in her home at Payne. Elaine was born on Feb. 24, 1940 in Van Wert County and was 71 years old. She was known for her sweet and gentle spirit.

Elaine accomplished many things during her life on this earth, but her greatest joy was in glorifying her Lord, Jesus Christ, loving the love of her life, Maurie, as well as cherishing and creating memories with her three girls, much loved son-in-laws and her precious six grandchildren. Elaine and Maurice celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 6, 2010.

Among her accomplishments, Elaine was a full-time realtor for 25 years, working along side her husband, Maurice, in his auction business and was a member of Northwestern Board of Realtors as well as various other business organizations. She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, Ind. Over the years, she has served her community as a notary public for the State of Ohio and invested six years as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.

However, her biggest accomplishment was her personal investment in those she met in caring for their needs in her role as friend, mentor and encourager. She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Maurice Wannemacher, Payne; her three daughters, JoEllen (Brad) Sisson of Payne, Lori Ann (Thomas) Clounie of Huntington, Ind. and Karen Elaine (Daniel) Hahn of Antwerp; six grandchildren, Nicole E. Sisson, Wade E. Sisson, Lauren A. Clounie, Thomas H. Clounie, Taylor K. Hahn and Morgan D. Hahn; and two sisters, Shirley Hudson of Hamilton Lake, Ind. and Betty Lord of Gas City, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Mollet.

A memorial service officiated by Pastor Joel DeSelm will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, with visitation one prior to the service. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Payne.

Visitation will be held from noon-8 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

The family would ask that all memorials be made to Area Youth For Christ, as they would like to honor this organization that has played such a great role in their family throughout the years.


ROBERT SMITH 1923-2011

PAYNE – Robert J. Smith, 87, of Payne, passed away Tuesday, March 8 at Van Wert Hospital.

He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Highland Township, Defiance County, the son of Porte and Kathryn (Baum) Smith. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Leyte during World War II and also served during the Korean War. He held a B.S. in agriculture and a master’s of education from Ohio State University. On Dec. 26, 1954, he married Leah Williamson, who survives. He was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Payne; 50-year member and past master of Flatrock Masonic Lodge; 50-year member and past patron of the Eastern Star; 50-year member of the Scottish Rite; 30-year member of Mizpah Shriners; member of American Legion Post #297; and a 30-year member Payne EMS and fire department. He served on numerous health committees and was a former Paulding County Veterans commissioner. He enjoyed coaching football and little league baseball. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at Payne and Wayne Trace schools.

Also surviving are a daughter, Marilyn (Roger) Johnson of Archbold; a son, Terry (Vada) Smith of Payne; a sister, Norma (James) Stewart of Mill Creek, Wash.; a brother, William, of Payne; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A brother, Richard, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Payne, with the Rev. Julia Ronngren officiating. Burial is in Lehman Cemetery.

Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 11 with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne. Visitation also will be held one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the church or Payne EMS.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 

MARY WOODARD 1924-2011

OTTAWA, Kan. – Former area resident Mary E. Bearickx Woodard, 87, of Ottawa, Kan., died Friday, March 4.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Charles L. and Julie (Dewitt) Bearickx. She worked as a homemaker and attended Abundant Life Pentecostal Church. She married Paul Woodard, who preceded her in death in 2002. She enjoyed writing letters, going on several cruises with her husband, gardening, sewing, cooking, studying her Bible, being in church, and she thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family. She also enjoyed going to England in 1993 to meet her pen pal that she’d had since the eighth grade.

She formerly had lived in Fort Wayne and Payne and after retirement she and her husband moved to Bonita Springs, Fla. Following her husband’s death, she lived in Tennessee and later moved to Kansas where she lived a full and happy life with her granddaughter, Deborah (Mike) Brown and great-grandchildren, Kristin Larsen, Kelsey Stappert and Preston Stappert.

Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Lacrone Stork of Columbia, Tenn.; stepchildren, Karen (Dick) Woodard Gilfillan of Cashiers, N.C., Terry J. (Mary) Woodard of Paulding and Jerry A. Woodard of Fort Wayne; a brother, George Fisher of Yucca Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Lacrone Graft; and two brothers, Bill Fisher and Chuck Bearickx.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian, Ind. Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian, will be handling local arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to Abundant Life Church, 3115 West 6th Street, Suite A, Lawrence KS 66049.

To leave on line condolences, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com


JULIE LAUBER 1956-2011

METAMORA, Mich. – Julie Lynn Lauber, age 54, of Metamora, Mich. passed away Friday, March 4, surrounded by her loving family at Brian’s House Hospice Residence in Davison, Mich.

She was born May 20, 1956 in Paulding, the daughter of Shade and Maggie Ruth Blair. She grew up in Cecil and attended Paulding High School. On July 5, 1984, in Paulding, she married Gary Robert Lauber, who survives. They lived in Napoleon, Visalia, Calif., Saginaw, Mich. and most recently in Metamora for most of the last 13 years. She studied nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint Campus and graduated with a degree as a registered nurse, B.S.N. She worked as a R.N. in the Medical/Surgical Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.

Also surviving are her son, Bradley Scott (Crystal) Miles of Birch Run, Mich.; stepchildren, Laura Ann (Tim) Brubaker of Bowling Green, Susan Kay (Don) Buckley of Washington, D.C. and Joseph Gary (Sheri) Lauber of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Christian, Lauren, Logan, Marissa, Alaina, Nate, Aubrey, Sophia, Brady and Lexi; her parents, Shade and Maggie Ruth Blair of Cecil; and six brothers, Charlie, Doug, Dale, Dave, Jeff and Kenny Blair.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Tab Hunter of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, Junction, officiating. Burial will follow at the Blair-Adams Sun Valley Cemetery in Cecil.

t;Preferred memorials are to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201. The great medical teams of Karmanos were always there to help Julie fight against cancer.


KEITH JONES 1932-2011

PAULDING – Keith R. Jones, age 78, died Thursday, March 3 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

He was born March 6, 1932 in Mill Creek, W.Va., the son of Clayton M. and Lillie M. (Rudd) Jones. On Aug. 7, 1954, the married Stella J. French, who survives. He retired from GM Powertrain of Defiance in 1988 after 25 years of service. He served in the Ohio National Guard.

Also surviving are three daughters, Diana (Richard) Richards of Alvordton, Sharon (Tim) Franklin of Payne and Kay (Jim) Reynolds of Paulding; five sons, Keith (Dawn) Jones of West Unity, Timothy Jones of Adrian, Mich., and Randy (Lora) Jones, Gary Jones and Thomas (Vicky) Jones, all of Paulding; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Margaret (Richard) Ward of Jeffersonville, Mo., and Evelyn Jessie and Beulah (Lowell) Durbin, both of Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary McQuay.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. David Meriwether officiating. Burial will be in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne, where Paulding VFW Post #587 will conduct military honors.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 7 and Tuesday morning one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mrs. Stella Jones.

Online condolences to: www.denherderfh.com