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Obituaries November 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013 8:52 AM

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DOLORES RETCHER 1923-2013

DEFIANCE – Dolores E. Retcher, 90, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30 at the CHP Defiance In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on May 5, 1923 to Glen and Mabel (Houck) Porter at Defiance. She was a housewife, mother of 10 children, and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Dolores loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her amazing cookies, and for always having the “Lawrence Welk Show” playing on the TV.

Dolores is survived by her sons, Jerry (Carol) Retcher of Defiance, Terry (Mary Ellen) Retcher of Cecil, Don (Michelle) Retcher of Defiance, Marvin (Lois) Retcher of Defiance, Melvin (Mary) Retcher of Defiance; daughters, Cynthia Retcher of Fort Wayne, Barbara Ratzlaff of Defiance, Connie (Mike) Kohart of Oakwood, Marsha (Matt) Hackman of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Greda (Jim Ransbottom) Retcher of Fort Wayne; 39 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irvin W. Retcher; mother, Mabel Houck; father, Glen Porter; brothers, Darl, Eugene and Gerald Porter; and sister, Helen Shawver.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, with the Rev. Donald Luhring officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday Dec. 6 at Schaffer Funeral Home Inc., Defiance, and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice and St. John Lutheran Church.

Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

 

 

DEN ADAMS 1942-2013

PAULDING – Den Adams, age 70, left this earth to go to be in his Heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 29.

He was born Dec. 6, 1942 in Jeremiah, Ky., the son of Arthur and Helmer (Thompson) Adams. On Aug. 31, 1962, he married Judith A. Commers, who survives. He was a charter member of Paulding EMS, a Paulding County Sheriff Dept. deputy, lieutenant for the Paulding Police Reserves, and employed by Johns Manville.

But his greatest triumph was receiving Jesus Christ as his Savior and serving the Lord. His relationship with God was what he held most near and dear to his heart. He witnessed to many people and openly professed how the Lord had healed him of cancer twice. He loved everybody and enjoyed taking any opportunity to ask them if they knew Jesus. He also loved taking his ’67 GTO to car shows and cruise-ins at the Vagabond Village. Den was a man of strength, integrity, conviction and piety who loved his family more than anything else in the world. His family is very proud of him and he truly was “Blessed coming in and blessed going out” – Deuteronomy 28:6.

He is survived by his wife, Judith A. Adams; three children, Dennis (Lana) Adams, John Adams and Tracy (Paul) Roddy, all of Paulding; five brothers, Alfred Adams, Isom, Ky., Bill (Louise) Adams, Jeremiah, Ky., Bud (Christine) Adams of Paulding, and J.R. Adams and Tony (Linda) Adams, both of Letcher, Ky.; four sisters, Janet (Roger) Hill, Hazard, Ky., Debbie (Woody) Adams, Jeremiah, Ky., Maggie Adams, Somerset, Ky., and Tammy Adams, Jenkins, Ky.; six grandchildren, Sheri (Nate) Rhonehouse, Kelsey (Kyle) Kauser, Maycee, Madison and Bailey Adams, and Jack Roddy; and five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Weston and Landen Rhonehouse, Charlotte Kauser and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Shannon Adams; and three sisters, Geneva Adams, Reneva Hayes, and Anis Adams.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be sent to Wounded Warriors, World Challenge, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

EVAN GORDON 1989-2013

Evan Joseph Gordon, age 24, formerly of Payne, died Wednesday, Nov. 27 in an automobile accident in Van Wert County.

He was born  July 31, 1989 in Van Wert  to Bill and Lori (Schneider) Gordon. Evan worked at Discount Tire in Fort Wayne for five years. He was involved for most of his life in the family business, Gordon Tool Inc., and for the last two years worked full-time where he was responsible for logistics, maintenance as well as sales.

Evan truly had a great love for God, life and country. He especially enjoyed cars and racing cars. He was an active member of the Fort Wayne car club, Fort Wayne Muscle. He was a former Boy Scout and altar server at (St. John the Baptist) Divine Mercy. He was also a life member of the NRA. Evan was pro-life and was involved with ZIJA International, where he actively worked to help those in need in various parts of the world. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church.

Evan is survived by his parents, Bill and Lori Gordon, Payne; a brother Nicholas J. Gordon, Payne; paternal grandfather, Paul A. Gordon, Payne; maternal grandparents, James C. Sr. and Carolyn Schneider of Middle Point; aunts, Linda (Dennis) Sullivan of Indianapolis and Eileen (Marc) Durette of Minocqua, Wis.; uncles, David (Debra) Gordon and Kenneth Gordon, both of Payne, and James Jr. (Julie) Schneider of Convoy; and by many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maxine Gordon, and an uncle, Richard Gordon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. The Rev Jacob Gordon will officiate. Evan will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Payne.

Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary.

Suggested memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Fund or The ZIJA Miracle Foundation.

 

 

WINFRED “BUD” AGNESS 1925-2013

SPENCERVILLE – Winfred E. “Bud” Agness, 88, of Spencerville and formerly of Grover Hill, died at 9:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided since May 22.

He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Grover Hill, the son of William “Billy” and Pearl (Hoy) Agness, who are deceased. On Oct. 3, 1945, he married his loving wife of 68 years, Mary H. Wilson, who survives along with a son, William “Bill” Agness of Lima; a daughter, Yvonne Murdick of Worthington; and his grand dog, Shelby. We will miss his witty sense of humor and his devotion to family and friends. He was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and was an avid baseball fan.

Bud was a graduate of Grover Hill High School and went on to serve in the Army in Europe during WWII. He owned a milk route after the war, picking up at area farms and delivering to the Defiance Milk Products, then became an insurance agent for 17 years with Western & Southern Insurance Co. in Lima. With his wife Mary he was co-owner of the MariStan Co. Inc. in Spencerville for over 20 years, manufacturing infant wear that sold in New York City and around the country. He retired as owner-operator of Bud’s Dairy Freeze at Haviland.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville with the Rev. Keith Hamblin officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery, where the Spencerville veterans will conduct military rites.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at tbayliff@woh.rr.com.

 

MARY JANE GILBERT 1927-2013

FORT WAYNE – Former Paulding County resident Mary Jane Gilbert, age 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Lutheran Life Villages – The Village at Pine Valley, Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Cecil, the daughter of Floyd E. and Mabel M. (Dysinger) Simpson. On July 12, 1947, she married Robert G. Gilbert, who survives. A retired homemaker, she was previously a member of First Presbyterian Church, Paulding; life member of American Legion Auxiliary; and past state officer of Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Robert Gilbert; three children, David (Nancy) Gilbert, Dorothy Gilbert and Debra (David) Zimmerman, all of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, John (Jamie) Gilbert, Allison (Steve Schneider) Zimmerman, Sue (Jeremy) Foutz, Laura Gilbert and Brian Zimmerman; and four great-grandchildren, Sarah Gilbert, Elliott Gilbert, Evan Foutz and Isaac Foutz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Ruth Breedlove Commers, Robert Simpson and Max Simpson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil,

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne or Alzheimer’s Association.

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

 

FLORA HARSHMAN

OAKWOOD – Flora Harshman, age 84, died Friday, Nov.r 22 at The Laurels of Defiance. Arrangements pending at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

 

TIMOTHY PALTE 1950-2013

HAVILAND – Timothy P. Palte, 63, of Haviland, died at 4:04 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 15, 1950 in Van Wert, the son of Ig and Madeline (Rodman) Palte. He was retired from Meridian Automotive in Grabill, Ind. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Paulding and Paulding Eagles.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Pat, Chris, Shawn, Paul and Matt Comer, Julie Voisard and Robin Patton; and great-nieces and nephews, Keeley Comer, Ariel Comer, Kristian Comer, Patrick Comer, Abbie Evans, Suzanne Martin, Andy King, Megan, Nicole and Katie Voisard, Davis Patton and Gavin and Emma Comer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Russell D. and Harold Comer; and a sister, Kathleen Palte.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, with Deacon Andy McMahon officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

 

 

JOHN HERZIG 1934-2013

PAULDING – John Herzig, age 79, died Friday, Nov. 22 at the CHP Hospice, Defiance.

He was born July 16, 1934, in Stuttgart, Germany, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Metzger) Herczig. On Nov. 9, 1956, he married Cecilia Ottmayer, who preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2008. He was previously employed by Lafarge Corporation, Paulding, and was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. He was a self-employed house builder and old world brick mason for 58 years.

John is survived by two sons, Richard (Dawn) Herzig, Pittsburgh, and John (Greg Sampson) Herzig, Chicago; a son-in-law, Dave Stallkamp, Paulding; siblings, Josh (Friedl) Herczig, Peter (Hildegard) Herczig, Paul (Mary) Herczig and Irma (Sigfried) Allmendinger, all of Stuttgart, Germany; and seven grandchildren, Ashleigh, Zachary and Dalton Stallkamp, and Brachman, Emma, Mason and Graham Herzig.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Stallkamp; and siblings, Karl Herczig, Mary and Elizabeth Herczig, and Rosie Heffner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Deacon David Laker officiating. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

Donations may be made to Masses or donor’s choice.

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

 

CATHERINE GARY HART 1915-2013

FON DU LAC, Wis. – Former Paulding County resident M. Catherine “Cate” Gary Hart, age 98, died Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Hope Hospice Center.

Cate was born to Charles A. and Glenna (Carpenter) Welsh on Oct. 6, 1915 on an Oakwood farm near the Paulding-Putnam county line. She graduated from the Oakwood High School as valedictorian in 1933, which was the year during the Great Depression when the banks closed and school was dismissed in April. In 1937, she married Eugene Gary and had three children, Jane Volk of Jackson, Mich., Bette Lindman of Alto, Wis. and Kirk Gary of Houston, who all survive.

In 1960, Gene and Cate were hired by the Paulding County commissioners to co-manage the county home where they stayed until 1969. She was hired by Maremont Corporation (Grizzly) as an industrial nurse and was employed there until 1972. Cate, then, was employed by Paulding County Social Services to administer the Child Support Program where she retired in 1983. While working for Grizzly and Social Services, she also continued her education at Defiance College, worked part-time for Ankney Insurance and performed physicals for various companies. In 1990, she bought apartments in Payne, which she remodeled, managed and resided in until she married Ray Hart, who preceded her in death in February 1996.

Cate was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school, a member of the Bayview Reading Club, the Paulding Grange and the Ohio County Home Associate. She was an excellent cook and liked to entertain, play Scrabble, enjoyed traveling, and reading. She was a wonderful storyteller who entertained her children and grandchildren. In 2002, she moved to be near her daughter, Bette Lindman, where she remained the rest of her life.

She is survived by her three children; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hart; her sisters, Vanda Utterback and Helen Keck; brothers, Glenn Welsh and Chuck Welsh; and a grandson, Eric Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church, Paulding, with the Rev. David Meriwether officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

MARY LOU ADAMS 1929-2013

VAN WERT – Mary Lou Adams, 84, of Van Wert, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Paulding, to the late Gertrude (Tigner) Yenser and Darrel M. Yenser. Her husband, James L. Adams, died March 26, 2007. They were married May 22, 1948. She retired from Aeroquip Corporation, Van Wert.

Survivors include children, Tom L. (Cheryl) Adams of Dallas, N.C., and John E. (Brenda) Adams of Scott; four grandchildren, Jami (James) Cantrell of Lincolnton, N.C., Stephanie (Micheal) McAllister of Vale, N.C., Matthew (Tara) Adams of Continental and Mallory (Levi) Vondenhuevel of Atwood, Tenn.; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Scott.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Alzheimer Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

 

KENNETH KLENDER 1925-2013

ANTWERP – Kenneth E. Klender, 88, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Laurels of Defiance.

 

ARLENE GOELTZENLEUCHTER 1932-2013

ANTWERP – Arlene T. Goeltzenleuchter, 81, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, at Vancrest of Antwerp.

 

DAVID THOMAS 1954-2013

DAYTON – David K. Thomas, 59, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, after a brief illness.

At the time of his death, he was a UDRI engineer at Dayton University and served in the applied combustion and energy group, energy technologies and material division. He was a 1976 Dayton University chemical engineering graduate with a bachelor’s degree. He obtained a master’s degree and was pursuing a doctoral degree in materials engineering. He and his family had previously lived in Charleston, W.Va. and Houston.

David was born Sept. 13, 1954 to Mabel (Essex) and Isaac R. Thomas. He attended Paulding Schools and graduated in 1972. He was married to Cathy (Milstead) Thomas, who survives, and children, Kirk and Margaret, all of Dayton. He is also survived by a sister, Alice Lawson; brothers, William I. (Nylice) Thomas, Joseph L. Thomas, all of Paulding, and Stephen C. Thomas, Mooresville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard L. Thomas.

Memorial services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 14 at Immaculate Conception Chapel on the University of Dayton campus.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at 107 Park Drive, Dayton OH 45410.

 

FAY MANON 1922-2013

DEFIANCE – Fay Ellen Manon, 91, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Vancrest Health Care Center of Holgate.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1922 to William and Goldie (Blaine) Thrasher in Oakwood. On April 30, 1943, she married Eldon L. Manon, and he passed away on Oct. 9, 1991. Fay was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Fay is survived by her sons, Eldon “Rick” (Beverly) Manon, Dana (Cynthia) Manon, Neal (Lori) Manon and Brian (Sharon) Manon, all of Defiance; daughters, Carol (Fred) Schuette of Defiance, Linda (Gene) Weidenhamer of Defiance, Sandra (Mike) Sommer of St. Petersburg, Fla., Deb (Bill Foss) Manon of Defiance, Leslie (Bill) Frysinger of Defiance, Mary (Melvin Bok) Wallischeck of Defiance; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Janice Manon, Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldon L. Manon; brothers, Dennis, Russell, Ray and Pat Thrasher; and sisters, Gertrude Thrasher, Evelyn Harter, Gladys Burkhart, Bessie Parrish, Opal Pessefall and Mary Carroll.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance with the Rev. Donald L. Luhring and Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Schaffer Funeral Home, and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

Condolences can be made at www.Schafferfh.com.

 

 

DON ADAMS 1933-2013

PAULDING – Donald H. Adams, age 79, died Friday, Nov. 15 at The Laurels of Defiance.

He was born Dec. 25, 1933 in Latty, the son of James H. and Grace E. (Finnegan) Adams. He grew up in Grover Hill area, attended Hoaglin-Jackson School and spent the last two years at Van Wert High School, graduating in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-56. On Oct. 5, 1958, he married Judith Kay Parson, who survives. He was employed by Lafarge Cement Plant, Paulding; Aeroquip Corporation in Van Wert and West Los Angeles, Calif.; and retired from G.M. Central Foundry, Defiance, in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #587, Paulding.

He enjoyed spending winters in Florida, playing golf and shuffleboard. He learned the art of wood carving, and enjoyed making many birds, ducks, etc. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Donald is also survived by a daughter, Lori L. Lytle, West Liberty; a son, Eric (Denise) Adams, Canfield; five grandchildren, Scott (Amanda) Hartwick, Mindy (Sylvester) Torres, Christopher Adams, Lauren Adams and Tina (Matt) Keeran; a stepgrandson, Rob (Audrey) Blevins; great-grandchildren, Nathan Hartwick, Elijah Roscom and Brayden Keeran; great-stepgrandchildren, Kelsey and Serenity Blevins, and Maria and Alexis Martinez; a half brother, Arthur (Mary) Finnegan; and four half-sisters, Linda, Carol, Treva and Ruth.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; stepfather, Clifford Pate; and daughter, Kristy Kay, who died in 1983.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Parkinson Society of North West Ohio, Community Health Professionals of Paulding, or the Don Adams Family.

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

 

BOB PUTMAN 1939-2013

ANTWERP – Robert L. Putman, 73, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Nov. 21, 1939 in Antwerp, a son of the late Helen (Murphy) Dunderman and Gerald Putman. He worked at the PC Workshop and enjoyed bowling.

Bob will be fondly remembered by his siblings, Mary Jo (Norm) Schoenauer of Payne and Bruce (Becky) Putman of Antwerp.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Dooley Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to services. He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Visitation also will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.

Memorials are to PC Workshop.

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

 

LARRY YOUNG 1942-2013

NEWPORT, Tenn. – Larry B. Young, age 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 12, 1942 in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Ralph D. and Leanna Gayle (Burroughs) Young. On Dec. 21, 1965 he married Mary Ann Dunham, who preceded him in death on July 15, 1998. He was a U.S. Marine, serving during the Vietnam War. A member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, he was a retired assistant programmer for the former Wachovia Bank.

He is survived by children Michael B. Young, Laura M. (Spencer) Gray, Timothy W. Young and Kristopher Young; a brother, Donald (Irene) Young; two sisters, Darlene Hudson and Marcella England; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Hedges Cemetery, Jackson Township, Paulding County, with military gravesides rites conducted by VFW Post #587.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to hospice.

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

 

 

ROSEMARY GILLETT 1932-2013

FORT WAYNE – Rosemary Gillett, 81, of Fort Wayne died Sunday, Nov. 10 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

 

 

STEPHEN COYNE 1961-2013

DEFIANCE – Stephen Coyne, 52, of Defiance died Thursday, Nov. 7.

 

CLAIR PAXTON 1926-2013

CECIL – Clair Leroy Paxton, age 86, died Saturday, Nov. 2 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

He was born Dec. 18, 1926 in Paulding County, the son of Ervin L. and Jeanette A. (Brown) Paxton. On Jan. 25, 1959, he married Rosemarie Odaffer, who survives. He was a self-employed grain/dairy farmer and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was previously the floor manager for the former Wood-U Skating Rink, Oakwood, and a square dance caller.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Paxton, Cecil; a son, Ron (Myrna) Paxton, Cecil; a brother, Dale Paxton, Bryan; and three sisters, Reba Jean (Edward) Luderman of Cecil, Karen (Robert) Baughman of Paulding and Betty (Richard) Baker, Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Alan Paxton; and a sister, Paula Paxton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding with military graveside rites accorded by VFW Post #587.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to CHP Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

BETTY DeLONG 1923-2113

ANTWERP – Betty J. (Bercaw) DeLong, 90, of Antwerp, died Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Gardens of Paulding.

 

 

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