Obituaries

  • Thomas “Tom” C. Wannemacher, 1959 – 2017 - Print This ArticleCLOVERDALE – Thomas “Tom” C. Wannemacher, 58, of Cloverdale died Monday, June 19, 2017. He was born March 17, 1959 in Lima to the late Othmar and Celeste (Heimann) Wannemacher. On August 22, 1981 he married Carol Selhorst who survives in Cloverdale. Also surviving are three children, Jamie Wannemacher of Columbus, Adam Wannemacher and Bradley Wannemacher both of Cloverdale; two brothers, Robert (Cheryl) Wannemacher of Lima and Kenneth Wannemacher of Cloverdale; two sisters, Charlene (John) Willey and Mary Ann (Tom) Clementz both of Cloverdale; a brother-in-law, Stan Mansfield of Cloverdale; mother-in-law, Julitta “Julie” Selhorst of Kalida; and in-laws, Mary Gail (Jon Sakosits) Selhorst, Becky (Carl) Fortman, John (Nancy) Selhorst, Jenny (Gary) Kahle and Jackie (John) Schimmoeller. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Mansfield and his father-in-law, Harold “Herk” Selhorst. Tom worked at Eaton in Van Wert and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church, Cloverdale and its Holy Name Society. He was on the St. Barbara Cemetery Board and the Perry Township Zoning Board. Tom was a member of the Cloverdale Game Club, enjoyed playing cards, and was a Cincinnati Reds Fan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Barbara Catholic Church, Cloverdale with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson […]
  • Mary Faye Dickerson, 1938 – 2017 - Print This ArticleCONTINENTAL – Mary Faye Dickerson, 79, of Continental died at 6:49 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born March 2, 1938 in Magoffin County, KY to the late Orville and Candace (Truste) Salyers. On November 21, 1953 she married William Dickerson who died March 6, 2011. She is survived by three sons, Orville (Karen) Dickerson and Ed (Brenda) Dickerson both of Defiance, and Roger Dickerson of Continental; seven grandchildren, Denny Mullins, Tasha White, Bart Dickerson, Teri Dickerson, Amber Dickerson, Cody Dickerson, and Nakesha Dickerson; eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Auxier of Indiana, George Stacy of Paulding, and Hiram Stacy of Bryan; a sister, Ruby Cheek of Marion; son-in-law, Dennis Mullins of Oakwood; and daughter-in-law, Dolly Little of Continental. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Mullins; son, Bill Dickerson; two brothers, Sam Auxier and Bill Stacy; and four sisters, Annabelle Crace, Jean Risner, Katherine Edwards, and Denny Jones. Mary Faye worked at Campbell Soups in Napoleon and was a member of Dupont Church of God. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Jimmy States officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dupont. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • Robert “Bob” C. Quinn, 1930 – 2017 - Print This Article Glandorf – Robert “Bob” C. Quinn, 87 of Glandorf died 1:36 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Meadows of Ottawa. He was born February 9, 1930 in Glandorf to the late Urban & Mary (Giesken) Quinn. On May 25, 1957 he married Martha “Marty” Elsass, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2010. He is survived by 5 children: Carolyn Dubow, Cindy Quinn, , Kevin (Janiece) Quinn, all of Glandorf, Dennis (Eric Goetze) Quinn of Santa Barbara, California, and Kelly (Jim) Spratt of St. Clairsville, Ohio; 2 brothers: Jack Quinn, and Carl (Skip) Quinn, 3 sisters: Betty (Paul) Stechschulte, Mary Jane Stechschulte, and Dorothy Schmenk; a sister-in-law Ruth Quinn; 10 grandchildren: Aaron Dubow, Jennifer (Kyle) Beam, Rachel (Enoch) Mensah, Augusta (Matt) Niese, Ralph Quinn, John Quinn, Dwayne Quinn, Makayla Quinn, Jake Quinn and Daren Spratt; 4 great grandchildren: Bridget Niese, Devin Niese, Brielle Niese and Hayden Beam. Robert was preceded in death by a daughter: Janine Quinn, 3 brothers: Dick Quinn, Cletus “Jake” Quinn, and Louis Quinn; 5 sisters: Mary Louise Deters, Jeanette Bowers, Margaret Stechschulte, Emma Delores Quinn and Clarine Wilhelm, and son-in-law Ron Dubow. He was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, the church choir, and a member of the Glandorf Four Barbershop Quartet. Bob was a dedicated family man, loved to play golf, cards and follow the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans basketball team. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, […]
  • Violet M. Harmon, 1922 – 2017 - Print This Article Oakwood – Violet M. Harmon, 94, of Oakwood, died 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Vancrest Health Care Center in VanWert. She was born on November 5, 1922 in Cheboygan County, Michigan to the late Lee and Loma (Clear) Shaffer. She was a 1940 graduate of Auglaize-Brown Local School, where she enjoyed playing varsity basketball for four years. On April 16, 1942, she married Martin “Bill” Harmon, and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2001. She attended Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Oakwood, Cornerstone Church of God, Defiance, Rose Hill Church of God, Paulding, and the First Church of God, Van Wert. Violet was an active Sunday School teacher, youth director and was active in the Christian Women’s Connection. She was employed as a teacher’s aide and cafeteria worker for 25 years at Oakwood Elementary School. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Kohart of Van Wert; two sons, Martin (Diana) Harmon and Stanley (Jane) Harmon all of Oakwood; seven grandchildren, Karen (Patrick) Sullivan, Marcia (Doug) Germann, Lynda (Jason) Davis, Pastor Michael (Joanna) Harmon, Greg (Kristie) Harmon, Kirsten Harmon, and Katherine (Michael) Merriman; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Raymond, Lloyd and Nolen Shaffer; a sister, Mildred Sherry; and a son-in-law, David Kohart. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Oakwood, with Revs. Stan Harmon and Michael Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, […]
  • Blake L. Weible, 1989 – 2017 - Print This ArticleBlake L. Weible, 27, of Defiance, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home in Ayersville. He was born on October 15, 1989 to David and Sandy (Matson) Weible in Lima, Ohio. Blake was a 2008 graduate of Ayersville High School. He attended the University of Toledo, and was a 2016 graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. Blake was formerly employed at Menards in Defiance. He loved to learn about anything and everything, especially Science and English. He had a real passion for reading, and he retained most everything he read. We are so blessed to have this time with Blake. He was truly an amazing young man and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Blake is survived by his mother Sandy Weible of Ayersville, father David (Angie) Weible of Colon, Michigan, sisters, Kari Weible of Ayersville, and Kirstin (Junilla Arrieta) Weible of Tucson, Arizona, brother Derek (Katelyn) Weible of Napoleon, grandmother Myrna Weible, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Weible, Shirley Matson, and Rolland Matson. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and for one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Funeral services will be at Schaffer Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, with Deb Miller officiating. Memorials are suggested to Defiance Co. […]
  • Homer H. March, 1925 – 2017 - Print This Article Continental – Homer H. March, 92 of Continental died 8:52 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 21, 1925 in Paulding County to the late Harvey William and Viola Edith (Lighthill) March. In February 1964 he married Martha McFarren, who preceded him in death in 1998. He is also preceded in death by a son, Homer David March. Surviving are his two sons: Keith (Kathleen) March of Continental and Randall March of Florida; his sister: Opal Kohli of Continental; and three grandchildren: Benjamin Keith March, Joseph Allen March and David Leon March. Homer was a WWII Army veteran and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Defiance. There will be a memorial service 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 24900 Watson Road, Defiance with Richard Spyker officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Online condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • James R. “Bud” Kirkendall, 1922 – 2017 - Print This Article CONTINENTAL – James R. “Bud” Kirkendall, 94, of Continental, died 7:06.p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, OH while visiting one of his favorite places, Amish Country. He was born May 18, 1922 in Continental, to the late Ralph and Joycie (Troyer) Kirkendall. On September 27, 1942 he married his wife of 72 years Marvel J. Heffley who died June 6, 2015. The two have finally been reunited in Heaven. He is survived by a daughter, Diane (Ray) Spaeth of Arlington; a son-in-law, Larry Bruce of Morenci, MI; four grandchildren: Kirsten (Jon) Mignin, Kirk (Shannon Connelly) Bruce, Alicia (John) Molina and Connor Spaeth; six great-grandchildren: Blake (Sarah) Raab, Brianna Raab, Cayden Mignin, Kalleigh Mignin, Anthony Molina and Colton Molina; a great-great grandchild, Blaire Raab; and a sister, Alieen Gordon of AZ. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Bruce; a brother, Howard Kirkendall and two sisters: Marguerite Belleville and Helen Stinson. Bud was a life long farmer. He retired from Philips Display formerly of Ottawa and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Continental. He loved his time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Charles Schmunk officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. […]
  • Leroy M. Halter, 1935 – 2017 - Print This Article OAKWOOD – Leroy M. Halter, 81, of Oakwood died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born May 28, 1935 in Mandale to the late Michael and Susan (Hammons) Halter. On November 27, 1959 he married Edna Ladd who survives in Oakwood. Also surviving are two children, Dan Halter and Debbie (Anthony) Butler both of Oakwood; five grandchildren, Bobbie Jo (Brad) Fuller, Tony (Amy) Butler II, Danny Joe (Sarah) Halter, Christina (Brett) Anderson, and Michael (Brandi) Halter; nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Katlynn, Gracie, Griffin, Lilly, Sierra, Addy, Molly, and Jackson; and a sister, Ruth Fifer of Van Wert. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna J. Halter; two brothers; and three sisters. Leroy was retired from General Motors, Defiance and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood and the Defiance VFW. Leroy was a US Army veteran. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood with Rev. Feltz officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Twin Oaks United Methodist Church. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • David L Stauffer, 1943 – 2017 - Print This ArticleCONTINENTAL — David L. Stauffer, 73, passed away on April 5, 2017, in Vinita, Oklahoma, where he had been a resident for the past 31 years. He was born May 15, 1943, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Halley and Brownie (Geren) Stauffer. He was married to Judy A. Kindle for 23 years. She survives in Continental. David is survived by two sons, John D. (Nancy) Stauffer of Ottawa and Jason A. (Sarah) Stauffer of Continental. He also had five grandchildren, Daniel Stauffer, Aaron Stauffer, Ella Stauffer, Wade Stauffer and Jessica Stauffer. A sister, Kathy (Evans) Pseekos, resides in Lima; and a niece, Chantelle Pseekos resides in Rhode Island. David began his career as a tool and die maker at Weatherhead in Antwerp, Ohio, where he became a manufacturing engineer. He transferred to Vinita, Oklahoma, in 1986. While working in Oklahoma and also in Texas, he became a plant manager. After retiring, he worked a short time at the Oklahoma Turnpike. David was a man of many talents, ranging from playing and making musical instruments, to working with and creating leather products. He also enjoyed shooting competitions. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of his extended “family” and friends in Vinita who were always there for him. A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Continental.
  • Alberta Ann Wenzinger, 1916 – 2017 - Print This ArticleNORTH CREEK – Alberta Ann Wenzinger, 100, of North Creek died 6:03 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida. She was born September 19, 1916 in Pleasant Township, Henry County to the late Louis W. and Helena E. (Swary) Gustwiller. On November 10, 1934, she married Paul J. Wenzinger, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1993. She is survived by her children: Richard M. (Irene) Wenzinger of Continental, Diane (Gary) Maag of Kalida, Sharon (Don) Lammers of Miller City, Brenda (Clyde) Vennekotter of Continental, and Lynette Ordaz of North Creek; 25 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Anna Rose Reed of Fostoria. Alberta is preceded in death by a daughter: Marlene McKibben; son-in-law: Ron McKibben; 2 grandchildren: Michael and Shelley McKibben; a great-grandson: Noah Siler; a grandson-in-law: Rob Kortokrax; 2 brothers: Lavon Gustwiller and Alloysius Gustwiller; and 5 sisters: Pauline Thomas, Martha Reineke, Ruth Steffel, Pearl Klingshirn and Antoinette Wolff. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria and formerly of St. Joseph Catholic Church, North Creek. She was a member of the C. L. of C., Sacred Heart and the Miller City Sportsman Club; She spent her life on the family farm, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and feeding the birds. Alberta also enjoyed playing cards and bingo, polka dancing and craft sales and attending her grandchildren’s ball games. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sacred […]

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