1. Darrell R. Meeks, 1955 – 2017

    Darrell R. Meeks, 1955 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Darrell R. Meeks, 61, of Continental died at 10:39 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 11, 1955 in Defiance to the late Charles and Marian (Wolf) Meeks. On September 3, 1976 he married Carol McCullough who survives in Continental. Also surviving are three children, Michelle (Chase) Horstman of Ft. Jennings, Michael Meeks of Ottawa, and Megan (Arron Matthews) Meeks of Broughton; three grandchildren, Jacob, Alyse, and Rachel; a brother, Bob (Sue) Meeks of Findlay; a sister, Linda (John) Hill of Continental; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Darrell...

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  2. William R. Bockrath, 1943 – 2017

    William R. Bockrath, 1943 – 2017

    OTTAWA – William R. Bockrath, 74, of Ottawa died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1943 in Ottawa to the late Amos and Martha (Agner) Bockrath. On June 22, 1974 he married Linda Laverty and she survives in Ottawa. Also surviving are two children, Andrew Bockrath of Ottawa and Rebecca “Becky” (Mark) Broxterman of Hamilton; two grandchildren; Amber Broxterman and Lindsay Broxterman; a brother: Victor Bockrath of Ottawa and a sister, Joyce (Eugene) Korte of Ottawa. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Sylvester and Charles Bockrath. Bill worked...

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  3. Continental Soccer Club – Reminder to Watch “Lindsay’s Law”

    Continental Soccer Club – Reminder to Watch “Lindsay’s Law”

    From the Continental Soccer Club’s Facebook page: Attention all Parents and Players: Due to a new law that went into affect on August 1, 2017, ALL PARENTS and PLAYERS must watch an 18 minute video titled Lindsay’s Law and sign a form stating it was watched. This is a requirement before participation in games, school affiliated AND Recreational leagues. If you watch the video at home, please print the form and sign. Return all forms to Josh Crossgrove or your child’s coach. There is a link to the video on the school website – www.continentalpirates.org (video link, handout and signature...

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  4. Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 1929 – 2017

    Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 1929 – 2017

    Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 87, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Sylvania, Ohio. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was born on August 13, 1929 in Continental, Ohio. On February 7, 1954 he married Helen (Hiltner) Williamson, who preceded him in death in 2005. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren, and his sister, Ruth “Susie” Curl. His son Robert “Chris” Williamson and his daughter, Brooke live in Stoughton, Wisconsin. His daughter Sandra Yobbagy, her husband Jon, and their son Jonathan live in Sylvania, Ohio. He was preceded in death by...

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  5. Mark P. Elling, 1966 – 2017

    Mark P. Elling, 1966 – 2017

    Mark P. Elling, 50, of Marysville, OH, died Friday, June 16, 2017 after suffering from an aneurism. He was born December 27, 1966, in Napoleon, OH, the son of Karen (Bostelman-Elling) Johnston. He was a 1985 graduate of Continental High School and a 1987 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. At the time of death, Mark was survived by his mother Karen and his step-father Mike, both of Summerfield, FL. (Karen was recently called home to the Lord on July 12, 2017.) He is also survived by his daughter Madelyn from Brookville,...

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  6. Philip Robert Horstman, 1959 – 2017

    Philip Robert Horstman, 1959 – 2017

    Philip Robert Horstman, 58, of Lewis Center, OH has found peace after a heroic 6 year battle with kidney cancer on Saturday, August 05, 2017. He was born July 23, 1959 in Lima, OH to the late Alfred and Leona (Roof) Horstman. Philip was a graduate of Ottoville High School, Ottoville, OH and started working at GTE Sylvania, Ottawa, OH in 1977. Following graduation from The Ohio State University Phil worked for UPS for 35 years. He was a member of Powell United Methodist Church and enjoyed many outdoor athletic pursuits. He was an avid Buckeye fan. Phil is survived...

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  7. Ronald “Ron” Averesch, 1957 – 2017

    Ronald “Ron” Averesch, 1957 – 2017

    KALIDA – Ronald “Ron” Averesch, 59, of Kalida died at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1957 in Lima to Raymond H. and Dorothea M. (Schroeder) Averesch. His father survives in Kalida, his mother is deceased. He was married to Pamela Holland and they are divorced. Ron is survived by two children, Charlie (Kristhena Rowe) Averesch and Dawn Averesch both of Continental, five grandchildren, Cassandra Marie Averesch, Joelynn Averesch, Gracee Averesch, Damian Lawhorn, and Braiden Lawhorn; two brothers, Norman (Ann Ellerbrock) Averesch of Miller City and Mike (Brenda) Averesch of Ottawa; and...

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  8. Edna (Shafer) Place, 1923 – 2017

    Edna (Shafer) Place, 1923 – 2017

    Melrose – Edna L. Place, 94, of Melrose, died 12:45 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at Wabash West-Millers Merry Manor, Wabash, Indiana. She was born July 18, 1923 in Perry Township, Putnam County, Ohio to the late Lloyd C. and Mary A. (Gillespie) Shafer. On February 6, 1941, she married Thomas A. Place who died July 18, 2001. Edna is survived by four children: Tom (Carrie) Place of Paso Robles, CA, Charles (Janet) Place of Shalimar, Fl., Barbara Ellis of Wabash, In. and Darlene (Victor) Compos, Weslaco, TX; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Edith Sword of...

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  9. Dorothy Kramer, 1935 – 2017

    Dorothy Kramer, 1935 – 2017

    Kalida – Dorothy Kramer, 81, Continental, died 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born November 25, 1935 in Kalida to the late Clarence and Henrietta (Grulick) Kramer. Dorothy is survived by two children: Jeanine (David) Shultz of Defiance and Jackie Eagleson of Continental; six grandchildren: Joe (Christine) Eagleson III, Jeremy (Lacey) Eagleson, Jennifer (Ryan Thompson) Delarber, Ashley (Austin) Varner, Alissa Shultz and Jody Moore and ten great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son, James; a sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Gail Reynolds; and a brother and sister-in-law: Harold and Margaret Kramer....

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  10. Loretta J. Miner, 1931 – 2017

    Loretta J. Miner, 1931 – 2017

    DEFIANCE – Loretta J. Miner, 86, of Defiance died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2017 at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born June 21, 1931 in Oakwood to the late Arby Sr. and Leota (Shafer) Bennett Lehman. On October 19, 1976 she married Thomas A. Miner and he died August 19, 1999. Also surviving are three children, Gary (Pat) Bennett of Paulding, Dianne Carroll of Kentucky and Eileen (Michael) Miner of Continental; three siblings, Galen Lehman, Nancy Hickle, and Mae Scott; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding in death was a son, Ronnie...

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