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Obituaries September 2011

 

WILLIAM HUFF 1926-2011

OAKWOOD – William A. Huff, 84, Oakwood, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Oakwood, the son of Archie and Mable (Sullivan) Huff. On Feb. 26, 1949, he married Luella Herman, who survives in Oakwood. He retired from S.K. Hand Tool Co. of Defiance. He had also worked for Oakwood Elevator. He was a World War II Navy veteran and member of the Oakwood American Legion and Paulding VFW. He coached Little League and Pony League in the Oakwood area for many years; he enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the Detroit Tigers.

Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Danny) Thomas of Oakwood and Carole (Ray) Keesbury of Defiance; eight grandchildren, Kelly Bunda, Kenny Thomas, Kory Thomas, Emily Huff, Erin Bustos, Greg Keesbury, Ryan Keesbury and Jessica McClanahan; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice “Punkie” (Orville) Heilshorn of Columbus.

He was preceded in death also by two brothers, Ornis Huff and Archie “Mick” Huff; and five sisters, Gelia Knepper, Vivian Bidlack, Deloris Houghton, Reba Gorrell and Norma Moran.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 29 at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood, with Deacon Rosalio Martinez officiating. Military rites were accorded by the Oakwood American Legion and Paulding VFW. Heitmeyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, 06817 Ohio 66, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

BOB MILLER 1956-2011

HICKSVILLE – Robert Miller, 55, of Hicksville, formerly of Antwerp, died Thursday, Sept 29 at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 13, 1956, in Defiance, a son of the late Carey and Regina Ruth (Meyer) Miller. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1974-77 and from 1978-82.

Surviving are his wife, Hannelore; two sons, Greg and Glenn; three daughters, Jennifer, Stephanie and Chiquita; a brother, Ed; and sister, Karen.

His graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, with Deacon Robert Nighswander officiating. Antwerp VFW Post 5087 will accord military honors. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

KATHY JOHNSON 1959-2011

ANTWERP – Kathy Lynn Johnson, 52, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

She was born April 21, 1959 in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of the late Justice Dennison and Helen (Mullins) Mills. On April 26, 1980, she married Mark Johnson, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert (Laura) and Jeremiah (Tashia Curtis); two brothers, Billy (Shari) Mills and Ricky Dennison; and three grandchildren, Kamren, Avin and Kyler Johnson, all of Antwerp.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with the Rev. Max Begley officiating.

Visitation will be held two two hours prior to services on Friday.

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

 

 

EDDIE SHUHERK 1928-2011

CROMWELL, Ind. – Eddie C. Shuherk, 83, died peacefully, with his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara Anne (Rhoad), by his side, Thursday, Sept. 22.

He was born May 28, 1928 in Allen County, Ind., the son of Charles and Edna (Peffley) Shuherk. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a carpenter, a restaurateur and an avid sportsman who loved hunting, golfing, bowling and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He lived a wonderful life and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is also survived by his sister, Esther Morrow; three daughters, Beth Seslar, Carol Shuherk and Cindy Shuherk; six grandchildren, Eric Seslar, Cassandra Daniels, Josh and  Luke Parrish and William and Walker Zupan; and five great-grandchildren, Cole Seslar, Caitlin and Crosby Daniels and Emma and Kyia Parrish.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, with viewing hone hour prior at Antwerp United Methodist Church, Antwerp. Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to Disabled American Veterans, Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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

 

LOUIS MILLER 1954-2011

PAULDING – Louis B. Miller, 57, of Paulding County died at 8:25 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born July 30, 1954, in Paulding County, the son of Berlin and Evelyn “Sis” (Ashbaugh) Miller, who both preceded him in death. On Jan. 12, 1974, he married Cheryl Foust, who survives. He was a 1972 graduate of Wayne Trace High School He had been employed for 31 years at Johns-Mansville Plant 8 in Defiance as a shipping supervisor. He was a member of the National Corvette Restoration Society of Miami Valley and Heart of Ohio. He was also a judge at many Corvette car shows.

Also surviving are a daughter, Amy (Eric) Hohenberger of Walbridge, and a son, Brett (Sarah Flynn) Miller of Paulding.

A private family graveside service will be held. Burial was in the Middle Creek Cemetery in Grover Hill. Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory in Van Wert was in charge of arrangements.

BERNETIA VERFAILLIE 1925-2011

PAULDING – Bernetia C. Verfaillie, age 86, died Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

She was born March 9, 1925 in Van Wert County, the daughter of Andrew T. and Viola Mae (Cotterman) Gillett. On Jan. 26, 1945, she married Lucien A. Verfaillie, who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1996. She was a homemaker and was previously employed by the Bargain Bin, Koin Laundry and the former Grizzly Manufacturing, Paulding.

She is survived by three brothers, Andrew (Ruth Ann) Gillett of Van Wert, Leroy (Barbara) Gillett of Bryan and John Gillett, San Diego; two sisters, Roberta Norling, Oakwood, and Lulah (Dick) Miller, Edon; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a son, David Verfaillie; a daughter, Virginia S. Schlatman; a granddaughter, Laura Hasch; and three sisters, Hulda Carlisle, Lydia Price and Faith Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Mike Harper officiating. Burial will be in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be from 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the funeral home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Verfaillie to Den Herder Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

GRACE REYNOLDS 1929-2011

PAULDING – Grace Florence Reynolds, age 82, died Saturday, Sept. 17 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Hamilton County, the daughter of Avery and Maxine (Studer) Kinnett. She was previously employed as an LPN by Paulding County Hospital.

She is survived by six children, Greg (Janet) Stevens of Chunky, MS, Steve (Elda) Martens of Paulding, Vickie (Brian) Carter of Payne, Sue (Stuart) Hirsch of Fort Wayne, Robert (Vevette) Kermer of Payne and Christa Williams, Paulding; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private family burial will be held at a later date. Den Herder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

ERNEST DeCAMP 1915-2011

GROVER HILL – Ernest Elsworth DeCamp, 96, of Grover Hill, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Van Wert.

He was born June 25, 1915 in Latty Township, Paulding County, the son of Joseph Frank and Susan (Gattshall) DeCamp. On March 10, 1940, in Mt. Eaton, he married Hazel C. Mosier of rural Middle Point, who preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1997. He was a lifetime farmer in Latty Township and had worked at the Continental Can Company in Van Wert. He was a member of the Paulding County Farm Bureau and the Ohio Farmer’s Union.

He is survived by a son, Roger (Nancy) DeCamp of Grover Hill; two daughters, Marilyn (Paul) Hoehn of Ottoville and Diana DeCamp of Grover Hill; three grandsons, Larry (Patti) Hoehn of Burlison, Tenn., Steve (Jeannette) Hoehn of Ottoville and David (Heather) DeCamp of San Antonio; a great-grandson, Cody Hoehn; four great-stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth and Bill Cook, Kristi Hasty and Lauren Calvert; and a brother, Andrew (Joyce) DeCamp of Grover Hill.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Warren DeCamp; and nine sisters, Sarah Grunden, Esther Miller, Dellie Pucket, Ethel Long, Bessie Price, Grace Mosier, Lucy Adams, Velma DeCamp and Florence Daniel.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Brickner Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Interment will be at Middle Creek Cemetery in Grover Hill.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

Condolences may be left on the web site www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to Hbricknerfuneralhome@bright.net

 

RUTH “CURLY” KEELER 1923-2011

PAULDING – Ruth “Curly” G. Keeler, age 88, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at The Gardens of Paulding.

She was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Paulding, the daughter of John P. and Julia O. (Ankney) Julian. On July 11, 1942, she married John L. Keeler, who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1986. She was employed as a matron and deputy for the Paulding County Jail. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding; the Buckeye State Sheriff Association; lifetime member of VFW Post #587 Auxiliary; and lifetime member of Paulding County Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by a son, John (Susan) Keeler, Paulding; a daughter, Dorothy (Jerry) Flaugh, Payne; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Colley.

With respect to Mrs. Keeler’s requests, there will be no visitation. A private family-only graveside services will be held in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. Den Herder Funeral  Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or The Gardens of Paulding Activity Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

C. JAMES HARP 1922-2011

PAYNE – C. James Harp, 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15 at St. Joe Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 16, 1922, the son of Clarence W. and Anna (Parady) Harp. He graduated from Payne High School in 1940, where he played basketball, football and enjoyed FFA. He also helped his father with farming and remembered distinctly using horses and mules in his daily farming chores. Jim was a WWII veteran, serving with the 83rd Infantry (Thunderbolts) in the European Theater. Jim was awarded a Purple Heart, after receiving a mortar wound in France. Following the war, Jim served as a rural letter carrier in Payne for 37 years. On May 10, 1952, he married Elaine Schaefer at St. John’s Catholic Church in Payne.

Jim lived his whole life in and around Payne. The last several years, he and his wife, Elaine, divided their time between Hamilton Lake, Ind. and Hot Springs Village, Ark. He served on several school boards including Payne Local School, Paulding County Schools and Vantage Vocational School. Active in his church in both Payne and Hot Springs Village, Ark., he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He also was past commander of the Ruben J. Smith Post 297 American Legion. Jim was an avid golfer both in Payne and Hots Springs Village.

He was the proud father of two children, Frederica “Fritzi” (Dr. Duane) Nodine of Bluffton, Ind. and James D. Harp of Payne; three grandchildren, Sarah Nodine of St. Louis, Jon (April) Nodine of Louisville and Bailey Nodine of Bluffton, Ind.; one great-grandson, Jones Harp Nodine; a sister, Genevieve Stumbo of Lakeland, Fla.; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Ann Hudson, Joan Sutton Gauvey and Janice Larson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Sept. 19 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. Dooley Funeral  Home was in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are either Masses or to Divine Mercy Catholic School, Payne.

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

 

REX BOROFF 1933-2011

PAULDING – Rex E. Boroff, age 77, died Saturday, Sept. 17 at Community Health Professionals Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

He was born Oct. 28, 1933, the son of Clarence and Anna (Hertel) Boroff. On Aug. 3, 1956, he married Pauline V. Warner, who survives, He was a U.S. Marines veteran and was a self-employed farmer. He was retired from GM Powertrain, Defiance, in 1981, and was a self-employed tree trimmer. He was a member of American Legion Post #341, Oakwood.

Also surviving are four children, Rex (Vicki) Boroff Jr. of Paulding, Linda (Marc) Bloomstein of Las Vegas, Tanya (Gene) Tyler of Milford, Ind., and Jamy (Dan) Manson, Paulding; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Cline.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

There will be a private family burial services at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Paulding County Humane Society or Master Gardeners of Paulding.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

MARY ALICE FRITZ 1923-2011

 

BLUFFTON, Ind. – Mary Alice Fritz, 88, of Bluffton, Ind. passed away at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Christian Care Community in Bluffton.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1923 in Paulding, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Corwin) Wunder. She grew up in Paulding and graduated from Paulding High School in 1941. She married William G. Fritz on June 16, 1946 in the Simpson United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2001.

She has been an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton, serving on the altar guild for 22 years. She was a member and past president of Psi Iota XI Sorority, and was instrumental in getting a speech therapist in the Bluffton School System. She was also a member of the Elks ladies organization and the Emblem Club. She worked along side her husband Bill as they owned and operated the Fritz Electric Company in Bluffton from 1946 to November of 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Janelle M. (Mike) Markovitz of Long Grove, Ill.; a son, James W. (Linda) Fritz of Bluffton; three grandchildren, Michael (Leah) Fritz of Tygh Valley, Ore., Melanie (Bart) Tweedie of Westchester, Ill. and Mark Fritz of Winthrop, Wash.; and two great-grandchildren, Henry and Leila Tweedie.

She also was preceded in death by her stepfather, Fred Smith; two brothers, Howard and Gorden Wunder; a stepbrother, Carl Smith; and a grandson, Matthew Fritz.

Friends are invited to gather and share memories with the Fritz family from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Greg Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Fritz’s memory to the First United Methodist Church.

Friends can send online condolences to www.thomarich.com.

 

GENE ROWE 1948-2011

MELROSE – Gene E. Rowe, age 62, died Monday, Sept. 12 at the Paulding County Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1948 in Winamac, Ind., the son of Junior and Pauline E. (Jackson) Rowe.

He is survived by three daughters, Tina, Geneine and Kristhena Rowe; three sisters, Juanita (Bill) Sharpe of Antwerp, Terry (Jim) Clark of Cecil and Gina (Brian) Vance, Paulding; stepfather, Bob Unger, Paulding; a companion, Noline Wagner; and many grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim “Bo” Unger; and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Gene Rowe to Den Herder Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

 

LINDA WRIGHT 1948-2011

OAKWOOD – Linda I. Wright, 63, Oakwood, died Thursday, Sept. 8 at her home.

She was born March 16, 1948, in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Laverne and Thelma (Moussette) Ridgeway. On March 19, 1966, she married Carl Wright Jr., who survives. She was a homemaker.

Also surviving are three sons, Jay G. Ridgeway of Continental, James A. Wright of Oakwood and Carl B. (Toni) Wright III of Cecil; a daughter, Carla (Robert) Stites, Bryson City, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers; and three sisters.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother.

There will be no services or visitation. Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.


 

EVELYN SLATTMAN 1935-2011

OAKWOOD – Evelyn K. Slattman, 75, of Oakwood, died 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Sept. 8, 1935 in Oakwood, the daughter of Clyde and Marcelle (Buettner) Leatherman. On Nov. 29, 1954, she married H. Bernard Slattman, who survives in Oakwood. Evelyn was a homemaker.

Also surviving are her children, James (Robin) Slattman of Marysville, Jerry Slattman of Cloverdale and Marvin Slattman of Oakwood; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandchild; a brother, Louis Leatherman; and a sister, Delores Grindstaff.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with the Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and one hour prior to service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

NANCY WOODRING 1942-2011

ANTWERP – Nancy K. Woodring, 69, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at her residence.

Nancy was born in Fort Wayne on Aug. 10, 1942, a daughter of Richard Wannemacher & the late Mildred (Schmidt) Wannemacher. She married Bill Woodring on Jan. 28, 1961. She worked at Hicksville Hospital, but previously Nancy worked at Dana Weatherhead and enjoyed baby sitting for many years. A devout member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp, she was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She loved to travel, camp and garden.

Nancy will be sadly missed by her husband, Bill; father, Richard Wannemacher of Payne; children, Bill (Angie) of Edgerton, Ind., Chris (Bruce) Ferris of Cecil, Dan (Lisa) of West Unity, Shelly (Jim) Murlin of Antwerp and Rick of Fairfield; siblings, Sue (Jerry) Zielke of Antwerp, Donna of Alvordton, Pat Wobler of Edgerton, Ind.; Dick (Sue) and Tom (Lou Ann) Wannemacher, both of Payne; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Antwerp at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Viewing is Thursday, 2-8 p.m. and Friday, 9-9:30 a.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. A VFW Auxiliary service and Catholic vigil service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Memorials are to Divine Mercy, 417 N. Main, Paulding 45879. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 

TERRISA RICE

ANTWERP – Terrisa M. Rice, of Antwerp passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Terri was born in Fort Wayne the daughter of Raymond Terrill and the late Hazel (Bollier) Terrill. She was a  beautician.

Terri will also be sadly missed by her children, Tonya Collins of Denver and Rod Botteron of Fort Wayne; father, Raymond Terrill of Antwerp; and grandson, Brad Botteron.

Her graveside service is at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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

 

WILLIAM KUHN 1928-2011

PAYNE – William A. Kuhn, age 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Paulding County Hospital.

He was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Tucson, Ariz., the son of Joseph F. and Minnie A. (Ott) Kuhn. On Aug. 16, 1952, he married Mary Ann Chaney, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 2000. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Payne. He retired in 1974 after 30 years from International Harvester. He was a union steward for UAW Local #57. He was a member of Payne American Legion Post #297, an associate at Slade Funeral Home, Payne, and a former Payne Council member.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. Joseph (Evelyn) Kuhn, Payne and Gary Kuhn, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Claudia (Blane) Fickel, Oakwood, and Pamela (Joseph) Potter Zephyrhills, Fla.; a brother, Jack (Marjorie) Kuhn, Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren, David and JoEllen Fickel and Kriston, Jana and Kara Lorenzen.

He also was preceded in death two brothers, Daniel Kuhn and infant Joseph Kuhn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Payne, with the Rev. G. Allan Fillman officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Payne, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #297.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

Memorial donations may be made to Payne EMS, Dallas Lamb Foundation or Paulding County Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

JEAN FORREST 1928-2011

HICKSVILLE – Jean L. Forrest, 83, of Hicksville, passed away Friday, Sept. 2 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Jean was born in Covington, Ky. on April 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Bert and Esther (Martin) Major. On July 20, 1946 she married Bob Forrest who passed away May 3, 2003. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Jean will be sadly missed by her daughters, Kay (James) Morhart of Woodburn, Ind. and Jan (Pete) Manuguerra, of Medina; a son, Todd (Marie) of Toledo; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Jack, Bert and  Peggy Major, Helen Welling and Ruth Clinton; and a grandson, Zachary.

Her funeral service will be at Bethel United Methodist Church, Antwerp, on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Viewing is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp on Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorials are to the church or Hicksville Senior Center.

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

 

ROBERT PERL 1937-2011

PAULDING - Robert Ray Perl, 73, went to be with his Lord Saturday, Sept. 3 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 15, 1937 in Paulding County, the son of Richard Perl and LaVoon (Klingler) Perl. On Oct. 19, 1957 he married Joann Marie Link, who survives. A 1957 graduate of Paulding High School, Bob was formerly employed by Reinhart Chevrolet and later owned Bob Perl’s Shell Service, Inc. until 1978 when he began working at Paulding Exempted Village Schools as a custodian. He retired from the school in 2006 after 28 years. He was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Paulding, where he served 38 years. Bob dearly loved his wife, daughters, grandchildren, family and his church family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and sharing his love of fishing with them.

Bob is also survived by three daughters, Julie (Anthony) Solis, Wheaton, Ill., Cindy (Bud) Koenig, Paulding and Carrie (Ed) Ferrier, Fort Wayne; a brother, Gail (Judy) Perl, Paulding; three half-brothers, Paul (Roberta) Perl of Midway, David Perl and Richard (Marsha) Perl, both of Paulding; a half-sister, Melody (Dennis ) Peffley, Butler, Ind.; and six grandchildren, Candice (Jared) Calame, Dan (Katelyn) Ferrier, Kristen (Jeff) Gerber, David Ferrier, Michael Solis and Danielle Solis.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, A. Rex Adams; his father and stepmother, Fannie Perl; two sisters, Rose Ellen Ross and infant Nancy Perl; two half-brothers, Willard and Phillip Perl; and a half-sister, Phyllis Perl.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 2 - 8 p.m. at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Paulding with Pastor Drew Gardner officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Donations may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

 

MARY LOU MANDLY 1928-2011

NEY – Mary Lou Mandly, 83, of Ney, was born into eternal life Thursday, Sept. 1 at the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1928, the daughter of Leo and Mildred (Mangas) Kolb. In 1957, she married Marvin Mandly, who preceded her in death in 1961. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church at Marysdale and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She had worked at GM Central Foundry for over 20 years in the cafeteria and in the plant. She enjoyed gardening and loved her faithful, black Boxer/Lab, Buddy.

Surviving are her two, loving daughters, Cindy (Reuben) Garza of Ney and Sue (Don) Arend of Paulding; a sister, Madonna Koenn of Cecil; two grandchildren, Darcy (Alex) Stoller of Paulding and Laura Arend of Paulding; stepgrandchildren, Chelsea and Corbin Garza of Ney; and a great-grandson, Luke Stoller.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Eugene Kolb.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale, with Father Robert Kill officiating. Burial will be in St. Caspar Catholic Church Cemetery, Wauseon.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Friday. Visitation also will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services Saturday, at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale.

The family request donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or for Masses said for her intention.

Condolences may be shared at www.defiancefuneralhome.com.