Obituaries

  • Stanley G. Skiver, 1953 – 2017 - Print This ArticleCONTINENTAL – Stanley G. Skiver, 64, of Continental, arrived at his heavenly home 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence after bravely battling cancer the past five years. He was born August 23, 1953 in Midland, MI to Randal and Delores (Brand) Skiver who survives in Ayersville. On June 3, 1972 he married Sandra “Sandi” Weisenburger who survives in Continental. Stan’s greatest legacy is his grandchildren whom he loved spending time with and who he taught many things, especially how to be brave and strong. Stan loved God, his country, John Wayne, and especially his family. He was well known around the country-side for his BBQ sauce and smoked meats. He is also survived by three children, Melissa (Chris) Stiltner of Ayersville, Matthew (Chelsey) Skiver of Defiance, and April (Eric) Bidlack of Continental; nine grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Stiltner, Madeline, Kagan, Hanna, Carraig, and Gunnar Skiver, Adam and Ella Bidlack; three step-grandchildren, Kaeley Ryan, Dalton and Rylee Morris; four brothers, Steve (Marijo) Skiver of Kokomo, IN, Allan (Kathy) Skiver of Ayersville, Jerry Skiver of Ayersville, and Tony (Dawn) Skiver of Defiance; and two sisters, Jan (Bob) Kubica of Defiance and Bev (Dean) Siefker of Ottawa. Stan was a set-up machinist for GT Technologies in Defiance for almost 35 years. He was a member Continental United Methodist Church and the Leipsic Fish and Game Club. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Continental United Methodist Church with Pastor Chuck Schmunk officiating. […]
  • Roger P. Moore, 1937 – 2017 - Print This ArticleOAKWOOD – Roger P. Moore, 80, of Oakwood died at 4:32 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Brookview Care Center, Defiance. He was born June 7, 1937 in Defiance to the late Lowell and Helen (Osborn) Moore. On June 8, 1957 he married his wife of 60 years, Mary K. Brown who survives in Oakwood. Also surviving are five children, Steve (Susie) Moore of Newark, Patti (Bob) Zimmerman of Continental, Tom Moore of Oakwood, Lisa (Jeff Duryea) Cox of Defiance, and Brian (Brenda Eastman) Moore of Ottawa; twelve grandchildren, Doug, Jill, Rachel Moore, Traci (Scott) Randall, Rob (Lisa) Zimmerman and Eric (Katie) Zimmerman, Kayla and Thomas Moore, Chad Martin, Beth (Mark) Graf, Bailey Danger, and Carter Moore; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanne Bauman of Ayersville and Deb Ballard of West Liberty; and a brother, Mike Moore. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Moore; a son-in-law, Steve Cox; and a daughter-in-law, Deloris Moore. Roger retired after 42 years from John Manville in Defiance. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. His memberships included Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood, the Oakwood American Legion, and the Manville Quarter Century Club. Roger was a former fireman for Oakwood where he was Fire Chief from 1980-1985 and was a former EMT for Oakwood. A Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood with Gary Frederick officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood with the military […]
  • Helen May Shafer, 1919 – 2017 - Print This Article CONTINENTAL – Helen May Shafer, 98, of Continental, died 10:30 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida. She was born August 29, 1919 in Continental to the late Oliver and Osa (Woggermon) Tracy. On June 4, 1936, she married Wilbur Shafer. He died August 24, 1993. Survivors include three sons: Ronald (Patsy) Shafer of Columbus Grove, Gary (Joyce) Shafer of Leipsic and Terry (Marlene) Shafer of Defiance; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; thirteen great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur P. Tracy; and four sisters: D. Louise Kimble, L. Viola Kellogg, M. Imogene Moore and Thelma L. Prehn. Helen was a homemaker and later in life worked for eleven years as a waitress at L & K Restaurant, formerly of Ottawa. She was a member of Dupont Church of the Brethren and enjoyed reading, sports and playing cards. Helen loved and cherished each family member. They were the highlight of her life and were very good to her. Funeral service will begin 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Dupont Church of the Brethren with Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental as well as one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the DAV, Dupont Church of the Brethren or to the charity of the donor’s choice. On-line condolences may […]
  • Joe Mead, 1948 – 2017 - Print This ArticleOAKWOOD – Joe D. Mead, 69, of Oakwood, died 9:54 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1948 in Paulding to the late Clark “Sam” and Alta (Shafer) Mead. On December 19, 1981, he married Christine Pauley and she survives in Oakwood. Other survivors include six children: Cary (Tina) Mead of Oakwood, Becky (Jay) Smith of Defiance, Larry (Cari) Mead of Columbus, Danny (Kelly) Mead of Marquette, MI, Clinton (Ashley) Mead of San Diego and Matthew (Andrea) Mead of Oakwood; eighteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Joe was the owner of Oakwood Hardware and Lumber in Oakwood. He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Oakwood American Legion Post 341. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood with Pastor Robert Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood with military rites by the Oakwood American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood. Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts Troup 19, Cub Scouts Pack 19 or to the James Cancer Center. On-line condolences may be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com
  • Bill A. Tracy September 7, 1944 – September 21, 2017 (Age 73) - Print This ArticleLIMA – Bill A. Tracy, 73, of Lima, formerly of Continental died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born September 7, 1944 in Putnam County to the late Howard and Helen (Durham) Tracy. He married Sally D. Reichenbach on April 14, 1978. She died March 9, 2016. He is survived by three sons, Mike (Rachael) Tracy of Cape Coral, FL, Chris (Rachel) Tracy of Spencerville, and Josh Tracy of Lima; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Betty (Harold) Brand, Patricia (Cliff) Woggerman, Carole Bohn, Sue Boes, and Janet (Michael) Coble; and two sisters-in-law, Dorcas Weisenburger and Ruth Tracy. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Weisenburger, Donald (Virginia) Tracy, Paul Tracy, and Richard Tracy; a sister, Lois (Gus) Slattman;  and a brother-in-law, Mark Bohn. Bill worked for General Motors, Defiance. He was a US Army veteran. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental with military rites by the Continental American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • Carol M. Ruck, 1942 – 2017 - Print This ArticleMILLER CITY – Carol M. Ruck, 74, of Miller City died at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born October 10, 1942 in Lima to the late Sylvester and Agnes (Schwertner) Kettels. On February 27, 1965 she married Bill J. Ruck who survives in Miller City. Also surviving are three children, Steve (Stacy) Ruck of Continental, Joe (Sheree) Ruck and Tina Ruck both of Miller City; seven grandchildren, Marissa Ruck, Chloe Ruck, Corbin Ruck, Connor Ruck, Ava Ruck, Alexander Ruck, and Sophia Ruck; two brothers, Kevin (MaryEtta) Kettels of Continental and Bob (Dianne) Kettels of Cory Rawson; and a sister, Janet (Paul) Duling of Ottawa. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Kettels and a sister, Sharon Kettels. Carol retired from Calvary Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Glandorf in 2005. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City, its Catholic Ladies of Columbia and Altar Rosary Society. She taught religion for 12 years. Carol enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and playing bingo with friends and solitaire on her ipad. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at St. Nicholas Catholic, Miller City with Msgr. Charles Singler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where there will be a scripture service at […]
  • Richard J. Lauer, 1927 – 2017 - Print This Article GLANDORF – Richard J. Lauer, 89, of Glandorf, died 8:17 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 24, 1927 in Ottoville to the late Arnold and Mildred (Obringer) Lauer. On April 25, 1953 he married Edna M. Schroeder who preceded him in death on October 14, 2014. He is also preceded in death by a brother, James A. Lauer and a sister, Martha Ellerbrock. He is survived by his 5 children: Karen Lauer of Mesa, AZ, David (Marge) Lauer of Greencastle, IN, Kevin (Becky) Lauer of Delaware, Michelle (Tony) Rosselit of Pandora, and Jeff (Chris) Lauer of Mesa, AZ; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Corrine) Lauer of Vandalia; five sisters, Ruth Giesige of Ottawa, Lois Flynn of Sebring, FL, Irene (Dave) Flynn of Virginia, Alice Siefker of Ottawa and Nancy Warnimont of Continental. Richard retired in 1982 from Philips, Ottawa and then moved to Mesa, AZ to pursue a second career as a small business owner. He owned and operated Sun Eliminator Screen Shop, Mesa, AZ. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the Ottawa, VFW. He was a member of the Ottawa American Legion and the Ottawa K of C. He loved to play cards and enjoyed seeing his great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. […]
  • Richard E. Newsome, 1959 – 2017 - Print This Article DEFIANCE – Richard E. Newsome, 58, of Defiance died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 13, 1959 in Defiance to the late Hobert and Mildred (Wagner) Newsome. On May 1, 2015 he married Regina Bays and she survives in Defiance. Also surviving are seven children, Richard Newsome of Coldwater, MI, Matthew (Brittney) Newsome of Continental, Bonnie (Eric) Logan of Melrose, Loretta Baltrip of Defiance, Rachel Newsome of Continental, Carrie (Nate) Armstrong of Defiance, and Erica Brown of Defiance; thirty-two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Wayne (Shelley) Newsome and Alan (Wilma) Newsome both of Oakwood, Stanley Newsome of Melrose, Raymond (Della) Newsome of Argillite, KY, John (Monica) Newsome of Continental; and three sisters, Mary Newsome of Continental, Jackie (Waylon) Hunter of Pineville, KY and Peggy Newsome of Continental. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents; nephew, Wayne “Fred” Newsome, Jr.; a great-niece, Aubree Hunter; brother-in-law, Paul Bays; and his mother-in-law, Linda Lytle. Richard was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Church. He liked hunting for arrowheads and making canes. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Continental Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to John Newsome or Peggy Newsome c/o Huntington Bank. Condolences […]
  • Marcus Andrew “Cuey” Vonderembse, 1991 – 2017 - Print This ArticleOttawa – Marcus Andrew “Cuey” Vonderembse, 25, of Ottawa died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 15, 1991 in Findlay to Terry and Sally (Slattman) Vonderembse. His father survives in Delphos. His mother, Sally and Mike Guilford survive in Ottawa. Marcus is also survived by three siblings: Leigh Ann (John Bayes) Vonderembse of Harrod, Janelle (Rolando Valle) Guilford of Ayersville and Jason Guilford of Sherwood; two grandmothers: Norma (Burgei) Vonderembse of Delphos and Shirley (Grunden) Guilford of Sherwood; nine nieces and nephews: Victoria, Serelle, Zoe, Austin, Jeremiah, Justino, Chase, Porter and Nolan and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who loved him. He is also preceded in death by grandparents: Gus and Lois (Tracy) Slattman, Harold Vonderembse, Roger Guilford and his aunt, Ida Ankney. Marcus loved playing football for O.G. Titans along with basketball, baseball, bowling and golf. He was in love with nature and would go hunting or fishing. Marcus didn’t know a stranger, he always had a smile and a hug for anyone who needed it whether they needed it or not. He had a big heart and would lend a helping hand to anyone. He loved his family and especially all of his nieces, nephews and cousins, and had a love for dogs and animals in general. He was a big Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Red’s fan A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with […]
  • Gerry D. Eagleson, 1959 – 2017 - Print This ArticleLeipsic – Gerry D. Eagleson, 58, of Leipsic died 7:26 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Meadows of Leipsic. He was born April 13, 1959 in Bowling Green to the late Richard L. and Marceen C. (Ludemann) Eagleson. Gerry is survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters: Rich (Verna) Eagleson, Jr, Deb “Sue” (Gene) Siefker, Jim (Marsha) Eagleson, Teresa (Terry) Howard all of Leipsic, Mary Eagleson of Findlay and his longtime girlfriend, Keri Polhamus. He worked at Brookhill Industries and participated in several events for Special Olympics, such as bowling, swimming and basketball. Gerry also participated in Brookhill’s bowling leagues for several years. He was a fan of Elvis Presley, Ohio State Buckeyes and WWF. He attended church often. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic, with Pastor Doug Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Deshler. Visitation will be Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

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