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Linn “Whitey” ADAMS, 575 Chadd’s Ford Way, Kalamazoo, MI, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 18, 1996 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Whitey was born September 5, 1950 in Toledo, OH, the son of John D. and Frances M. (SCHLEGEL) ADAMS. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, and was an Industrial Engineer in Plastics. Whitey was currently employed at Atlantic Automotive Component in Benton Harbor. He was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and the Almena United Methodist Church. On March 17, 1978 in Bowling Green, OH, he was united in marriage to the former Beverly K. FORD, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Gerid and Justin ADAMS at home; mother, Frances ADAMS of Bowling Green, OH; 2 sisters and spouses, Gail (Arthur) GROFF of Jerry City, OH, and Judy (Archie) DILSAVER of Bowling Green, OH; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Dwight ADAMS; and a sister, Jackie (ADAMS) BAUMBARGER. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Almena United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol A. Newman officiating. Interment in West Oshtemo Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Adams-Zolp Funeral Home, Paw Paw. Memorial contributions may be made to Almena United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday evening, December 22 at 7 p.m. at the Plain Congregational Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, with the Rev. Gene Huntzinger officiating. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Dec 1996 (submitted by a volunteer, no family connection)
Donald M. Baron, born in 1950, was a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and then earned an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Washington University, St. Louis. In high school and college he was an accomplished violinist, playing in orchestras and ensembles. He subsequently worked as an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and then as a senior consultant with Foster Associates in Bethesda, Maryland, specializing in econometrics, operations research, and regulatory economics. He published numerous papers on applied econometrics. He loved horseback riding, golf, maps, watching boxing, and reading - especially books on U.S. history. He was the loving father of three daughters, Lori, Alyson, and Samantha, and loving grandfather to Devyn. In addition to his daughters, Don is survived by his brothers Steve, Jeff, and David Baron, and his sister Joan Baron.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to: BGSU Foundation – Baron Family Scholarship Fund, Mileti Alumni Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403, 419-372-7707 or 419-372-7645; or Audubon Naturalist Society, https://audubonnaturalist.thankyou4caring.org/pages/tributes
Kent Botte, aged 67, passed away December 26, 2017. Kent was born August 22, 1950. He was married to his wife Beverly, and together they had two children. Kent and his wife lived in Hudson, FL at the time of his death.
Preceding Kent in death was his son, Zachary. Kent is survived by his wife and his daugher, Avery Botte, and sisters Jackie Schweitzer and Deborah Vonthron.
Bernard L. Bowen, 55 of Rudolph, Ohio, died Sunday, (Sept. 5, 2004) at his residence. Bernard was born in Wood County, Ohio on August 18, 1949 to Clayton B. and Lenora I. (Miller) Bowen. He married Pamela K. Burks on April 16, 1982 in Bowling Green. Mr. Bowen worked at American - Lincoln in Bowling Green for 35 years. He was a Viet Nam Army veteran and also served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; mother Lenora of Bowling Green; two sons, Jon of North Baltimore; Jason of Wayne; daughter Patricia Bowen of Fostoria; sisters Ann Barns of Weston; Florence Billings of Jacksonville, FL; Becky Clingan of Mancelona, MI; brothers Jack of Findlay; James of Rudolph; Michael of Rudolph; Sam of North Baltimore; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father Clayton and brother Clayton Jr.. Funeral services will be Friday, (Sept. 10, 2004) at 10:00 AM at the Deck - Hanneman Funeral Home, 218 E. Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice .
Dorothy "Dotty" Marie Cheney, 48, Weston, died Jan. 23, 1999 at her residence.
She was born March 29, 1950 in Bowling Green to Lawrence A. and Ellen May Woessner Taylor. On June 10, 1967, she married Dennis C. Cheney in Upper Sandusky, and he survives in Weston.
Survivors also include two sons, Dennis Cheney Jr. and Daryl Ray Cheney, both of Bowling Green; a daughter, Lora Lea Zuhlsdorf of Weston; two brothers, Larry Taylor of Grand Rapids and Edward Taylor of Rudolph; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Taylor; and a sister, Carolyn Loofbourrow.
Mrs. Cheney had been employed at Bowling Green State University for 15 years as a cook. She attended the Community of Christ Lutheran Church, Bowling Green.
Services were held this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with the Rev. Todd A. Jenks officiating. Burial was in Weston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice, Bowling Green.
Arthur Cary Claflin, 62, passed away on Thursday, May 23rd at his home. Art was born July 7, 1950 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Edward S. and Mona (Cretney) Claflin. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Yale Law School, Art joined the law firm of Bogle and Gates in 1975. He joined the law firm of Hall, Zanzig, Claflin, McEachern in 2000. He married the former Gretchen Anders, also of Bowling Green, and together they had two children, Rachel and Emily.
Art had just returned from a trip to Scotland with his daughters when he passed away. His children were the loves of his life, and he was a devoted father. A true intellectual and gifted writer, Art's interest in current events, great literature, and history never waned. He loved doing the New York Times crossword puzzles, always in ink. An avid runner, Art completed several marathons including the Boston Marathon. He was a talented cook, loved to travel, and had a dry wit that his family will miss greatly. In accordance with his wishes, a private service is planned with great food and rock and roll music.
Art is survived by his two daughters, Rachel and Emily Claflin, Gretchen Claflin, his brother Thomas (Christine), and nieces and nephews.
Published in The Seattle Times from May 30 to May 31, 2013
Jay and I were very close thru elementary school. Spending the night with each other,and doing all the girl things. I remember her dad and grandmother,whom she was a great women. Jay Lynn's little sister Kay was always HANGING around us. We all played together.
i was sad to hear of Jay Lynn's untimely passing. May she be at peace
Finkenbiner, Michael, age 65 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 24, 2015. Loomis-Hanneman Funeral Home, Weston, OH.
Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 26, 2015
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:41 am
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Michael C. Finkenbiner, 65, of Bowling Green and formerly of Weston, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Michael was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late Eber and Kathryn (Koontz) Finkenbiner.
He married Diana Richmond on August 29, 1969 in the Good News Brethren Church in Bowling Green and she survives in Bowling Green.
Also surviving are his children: Heather (Brett) Guimond of North Las Vegas, Nevada and Todd (Nichole) Finkenbiner of Weston; grandchildren: Annastasia, Autumn, Dominick and Kristian.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Finkenbiner, and his brother, William Finkenbiner.
Michael was a Mechanical Designer for Owens Illinois and received his associates’ degree from Stautzenberger College in Mechanical Drafting.
Michael proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
Michael received his private pilot license and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s school functions and other curricular activities.
Visitation for Michael will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Loomis-Hanneman Funeral Home, 20375 E. Taylor St., Weston, 43569, where Michael’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Weston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Michael’s honor can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas 66675; or to Ebeid Hospice, 5340 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Online condolences as well as fond memories may be shared with Michael’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.
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Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Parents: Cecil Max Freeburne (1918 - 1974)
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Brian Craig Freeburne was born June 22, 1950 to Cecil Max and Edna Louise (Fleming) Freeburne. He died October 15, 1997 in Decatur, Iowa and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Floyd P. "Pat" Gaster, 66, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, January 17, 2016.
Pat was born in Findlay, Ohio to Floyd H. and the late Donna L. (Patterson) Gaster, his father survives him in Nevada, Ohio.
Pat was a 1968 graduate of Bowling Green City Schools. After graduation, Pat enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country proudly in the Vietnam War. His interest in the United States Navy led to his Navy career for over 24 years where he earned numerous honors and awards along with traveling the world. Pat was a member of the Bowling Green AMVETS Post #711 and a Life Member of the Bowling Green VFW Post #1148. Pat had many interests and hobbies in life, which included traveling, fishing, watching NASCAR and building things. Pat was an avid Ohio State Buckeye's fan and Vikings fan. Pat took great pride in helping others. He enjoyed helping his neighbors whom became lifelong friends in the trailer court he resided in. Pat had a "heart of gold" when it came to his family and friends. Pat's infectious laugh will be dearly missed by many.
Along with his father Floyd, Pat is survived by a son: Patrick Gaster, of Braham, Minnesota; siblings: Lawrence (Debbie) Gaster, of Toledo, Ohio; George (Carla) Gaster, of Ashland City, Tennessee; Nancy (Larry) Roop, of Shelby, Ohio; Lynn (Roger Hite) Gaster, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Dennis (Lori) Gaster, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Michael Gaster, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Along with his mother Donna, Pat was preceded in death by a son: Justin W. Gaster. Visitation for Pat will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of his Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 22, 2016 in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.
Memorial Contributions in Pat's honor may be gifted to any Veteran's Organization of the donor's choice.
Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for the Gaster family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com
William Geahlen, 59 of Perrysburg, Ohio died Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
William was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to Gerold and Naomi (Risser) Geahlen; his father survives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Also surviving are four daughters: Sarah Geahlen of Fostoria, Ohio; Michelle Schurger of Custar, Ohio; Heather Smith of Weston, Ohio; and Billie Jo Hoy of Bowling Green, Ohio; a sister: Cheryl Robinson of Weston, Ohio; a brother: Gary Geahlen of Weston, Ohio; his fiancee Sharon Sutton of Perrysburg, Ohio; and 5 grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters.
William worked for many years as a truck driver. He enjoyed watching Detroit Tigers baseball games and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. NASCAR races. William also enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music, fishing and camping. He loved his dogs dearly.
Visitation will be on Friday, September 25, 2009 from 9:00 AM until the time of Service at 11:00 AM in the Remembrance Chapel of the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; Tele: 419/352-2171. Burial will follow in the West Millgrove Cemetery.
Albert J. Grymonprez, age 62, of Bryan, Ohio, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Grymonprez was a Job Setter at JCIM in Bryan and had been a truck driver with Preston Trucking in Bryan and Wayne Feed in Pettisville, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
Albert J. Grymonprez was born on September 25, 1949, in Lorain, Ohio, the son of Bernard “Tex” and Alice (Mitchell) Grymonprez. He was a graduate of Penta County Vocational School.
Surviving are his son, Robert “Bob” (and wife, Amanda) Grymonprez, of Bryan; his grandchildren, Haylee Collins, Ashley Grymonprez, Allyson Grymonprez and Abbey Grymonprez, all of Bryan; his former wife, Mary (Tucker) Grymonprez, of Bryan; two sisters, Zanne (Marv) Yarger of Huron, Ohio, and Char Masey, of Portland, Oregon; one brother, Richard (Deanna) Masey of Anthony, Florida, also his best friend and pet, Jax.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Dane Meuschke officiating at the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service.
Memorials are requested to the Williams County Humane Society.
Carlene Jo Gussett Gordon was born July 28, 1950 in Stark County, Ohio. Her parents were Carl and Irene Gussett. Carlene died January 19, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. She leaves behind three daughters.
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SANZONE, Christine H. 66, of Middletown, died peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Bowling Green, Ohio on February 12, 1950 to parents John and Virginia (Pierson) Halleck, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Sanzone is survived by her husband and their four children, Vincent A. Sanzone Jr.; daughters, Mary Katherine (Bob) Sanzone Walters & Virginia (Shane Wetmore) Sanzone; sons, Vincent A. (Kate) Sanzone III & John H. (Heather) Sanzone. She is also survived by brothers, Peter (Marilyn) Halleck & Michael (Susan) Halleck; sisters, Katherine (Larry) Halleck Krabill & Mary (John) Halleck Frobose; and aunt, Julia Chew. Her eight grandchildren, Greer, Emersen, Cole, Luke, Vinnie, Hudson, Violet & Liliana, affectionately called her Grammie. After years as a real estate agent, Christine joined her husband to work at his law office. When she wasn't working, she was an avid traveler, journeying around the world with her dear friends and family. Whether it was bringing home treasures from afar, or supplying powdered donuts with every visit, Christine showered her children and grandchildren with much-appreciated treats. Christine was dedicated to her loved ones, and she will be greatly missed. Private services will be held by the family. Memorial donations for cancer research will be gratefully received at www.pelotonia.org/vincesanzone Please sign the guestbook online at WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com
Linda Sue Hurm, 60, of Lake Placid, Florida went to be with her Lord on Friday morning July 16, 2010 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 9, 1949 in Bowling Green, OH to parents Oral and Velma (Beard) Kaltenback. She and her family moved to Lake Placid 10 years ago from Liberty Center, OH. Mrs. Hurm was a pharmacy technician with Walgreens and a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Placid. Mrs. Hurm is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Harold, daughter; Amanda, brother; Tom Kaltenback of North Baltimore, OH and a cousin; Beverly Fisher of Bowling Green, OH. Services celebrating Linda’s life will be held 11:00 AM Friday July 23rd 2010 at the Trinity Lutheran Church 25 Lakeview St. with Rev. Richard A. Norris celebrating. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. The family suggest donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in Linda’s memory.
ANN ELIZABETH IMBRIE
Age 55, of Poughkeepsie, NY on Saturday, May 20, 2006; beloved daughter of Julia A. Imbrie of Bowling Green, OH and the late Rev. Greer S. Imbrie; loved sister of Rev. Greer S. (Jeap) Imbrie, Jr. of Princeton, NJ, Charity J. Imbrie of Indiana Twp. and Catherine W. (Brook) Milligan of Las Cruces, NM; aunt of Andrew and Megan Milligan and Emma Chubb. Ann was a professor of English at Vassar College for many years. No visitation. A Memorial service will be held at Vassar College at a later time. Arrangements by the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 21, 2006
Brett E. Jones died at his home in Powell, OH on September 4, 2008. He graduated from Bowling Green High School , and spent 4 years as a psychiatric corpsman in the U.S. Navy. He attended Bowling Green State University and earned his Bachelors Degree, then earned his Masters Degree at The Ohio State University. Brett was manager of Federal Programs for the Ohio Department of Mental Health for over 25 years. He was born July 19, 1950 to Charles F. and Betty Jones of Bowling Green, OH. He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother. Also surviving are his children, Lindsey Beachy (Caleb), Blake and Courtney; and grandson John Beachy all of the Columbus area. His funeral will be September 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. at DUNN FUNERAL HOME, Bowling Green, OH. Visitation will be September 8, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries
MILTON CENTER -- Joyce A. Crawford, 31, of 10260 Sugar St., Milton Center, died about 3 a.m. Friday in Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, after a life-long illness.
She was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Bowling Green to Daniel I. and Coral (McEwen) Long. Her mother Mrs Coral Oates survives in Fort Myers, Fla. She married Marvin B. Crawford on April 21, 1972, and he survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Daniel Long, Bowling Green, and two sisters, Mrs. Janice Reef, Toledo, Mrs. Virginia Cass, Naples, Fla.
Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Wood County Homemakers, the Bowling Green Homemakers and Xi Beta Rho sorority, Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetary, Grelton.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation or to the Joyce Crawford Memorial Fund.
Published in The Courier -- Findlay, Ohio, Saturday, July 23, 1983
Funeral service for Brenda Faye Hester Barnwell, age 66 of Clarksville, TN will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Sykes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home and Saturday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Brenda passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 13, 1949 in Hopkinsville, KY the youngest daughter of Ural and Mary Hester. She was retired from the Fort Campbell Credit Union on April 30, 2010, after 25 years of service.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Barnwell; brothers, Billy and Bobby Hester; sisters, Betty Hester and Barbara Fritz; children, Kevin Lowe and Deborah Lowe Varner; grandchild, Patricia Cummings, Eva, Corey, Birta & Dakota Lowe, Sunna Holmsteinsdottir, Anna and Henry Varner; and nine great grandchildren.
Shirley A. Horine, 65, of Bowling Green passed away Thursday June 11, 2015.
Shirley was born in McClure, Ohio to the late Roy and Mildred (Councelman) Parker Sr. Shirley is survived by her daughters: Kim Martin of Bowling Green and Shelley Horine of Perrysburg; 2 grandchildren: Kristina and Derek Martin and her sister in-law Jaci Parker. She was preceded in death by her brother Roy Parker Jr and her best friend Kathy Schumacher.
Shirley was a cook at the Wood County Sheriff Department and loved camping, shopping and going to the casino where she enjoyed playing the slot machines. Shirley was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and also enjoyed collecting Wizard of Oz and Elvis memorabilia. Shirley loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who her pride and joy.
A Graveside Service will be held in Shirley's honor on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Wood County Memory Gardens, Liberty Hi Rd, Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's honor to the charity of the donors' choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hannneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
On-line condolences as well as fond memories may be shared with Shirley's family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com
Teresa Powell, 66, of Cygnet passed away Monday December 14, 2015. Teresa was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Arthur and Juanita (Palmer) Repasz. She married Ira Powell Jr. on March 23, 1968 in Bowling Green and he survives in Cygnet. Also surviving is her daughter Janet (Mark) Rayle of North Baltimore; grandchildren: Troy and Penny Rayle; siblings: Elinore Shepard and Mark Repasz. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Powell and siblings: Sonny and Helen. Teresa was a collector of teddy bears, ceramic bears and Elvis memorabilia. She enjoyed camping in Southern Ohio in the Amish Country and loved playing snood and solitaire. Teresa true love was her family, she enjoyed going to her grandchildren's events and loved the times and memories they shared. Visitation for Teresa will be on Wednesday December 16, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, where her funeral service will be held on Thursday December 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Wood County Memory Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Teresa honor to the Shriners Hospital. On-line condolences as well as fond memories may be shared with Teresa's family at www.hannemanfh.com
Cheryl L. Nuzum, 53, of Findlay and formerly Portage, died Sunday March 28, 2004.
Mrs. Nuzum was the bakery manager at Great Scot supermarket in Findlay, and formerly worked at Kohl's Distribution Center, Findlay.
She was a member of the Findlay DAV Buddy No. 43; Fraternal Order of the Eagles; American Legion Auxiliary, Lima; Women of the Moose, Findlay Chapter; and Am Vets Ladies Auxiliary No. 21, Findlay.
Born July 11, 1950 in Toledo to Harold and Helen Shedron, she married Conrad 'CJ' Nuzum on June 28, 1969 in Portage. They divorced but remained friends.
Survivors include her mother, Helen Kidd, Weston; two daughters, Renae Greynolds, Botkins, and Christy Nuzum, Cincinnati; two sisters, Diana Koontz, Tennessee, and Cindy Foxhuber, Weston; and three grandchildren, Conner, Cameron, and Alyssa.
She was preceded in death by her father.
The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Routson Funeral Chapel, Findlay. Rev. Deborah K. Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Portage Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Wilson Memorial Home Health and Hospice Care, Sidney.
Patricia K Sheeran, 52, of Bryan, died early Friday morning, June 21, 2002, in her residence, following a lengthy illness.
The daughter of Violet (Loomis) and Russell Smith, she was born April 5, 1950, in Bowling Green. On July 6, 1973, she married Michael Sheeran, and he survives.
She was a teacher at Bryan Community Pre-School for 11 years and had been employed as a clerk with the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Rahman (Christine L.) Howard of Lancaster, Lory C. Sheeran of Columbus and Stacy A. Sheeranof Bryan; and a brother, Richard Smith of Lawrence, Kan.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan, with a Rosary service at 7:45 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bryan, with the Rev. Fr. Charles Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetary in Bryan.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Gary F. Stratmann, 65, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Gary was born on August 3, 1950 in Bowling Green, to the late Henry and B. Hazel (Stickel) Stratman. He married Sharon N. Kellermeier on July 9, 1971 in the St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, Ohio and she survives him in Bowling Green.
Gary was the owner of Henry Stratman & Son General Contractors. He was a 1968 graduate of Bowling Green High School and earned his associates degree in drafting from the University of Toledo. Gary was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Northwestern Ohio Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group.
Gary’s work as a general contractor was his true passion in life, he enjoyed his career very much. He also enjoyed boating, watching NASCAR and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Green Bay Packers. Among all this, Gary’s family was his true pride and joy and he loved going on family vacations to Higgins Lake, Michigan.
Along with his loving wife Sharon, Gary is survived by his daughters: Melissa Stratmann, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Rebecca (Michael) Meuche, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son: Mark (Beth) Stratmann, of Bowling Green, Ohio; a brother: John (Pat) Stratman, of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Sara and Alex Meuche, of Cincinnati, Ohio and a brother-in-law: Mike Belleville, of Bowling Green, Ohio. Along with his parents, Gary was preceded in in death by a sister Nancy Belleville.
Visitation for Gary will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Gary’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Rob Spicer Officiating, 315 South College Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Memorial Contributions in Gary’s honor may be gifted to either St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 South College Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for Gary’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com
"My mother peacefully passed away on April 21, 2016 in hospice care at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. With respect to her wishes, a private burial will occur at a later date at Portage Cemetery, in Portage, Ohio. A private toast in my mother's honor will be raised at her favorite restaurant, Granite City Food & Brewery, in The Shops at Fallen Timbers in Maumee, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to: The Wood County Historical Society Tea Series—My mother found great joy in volunteering for the tea series. Contributions in her honor may be directed to the Sarver Memorial at: Wood County Historical Society, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Deb's Dogs, pet rescue organization—In honor of my mother's beloved rescue poodles, Minnie and Muffy. Please help homeless pets by contributing to the Sarver Memorial at: Deb's Dogs, PO Box 1002, Lima, OH 45802-1002 or online via paypal by visiting www.debsdogs.org. Pelotonia—My mom received wonderful care at "The James"—Ohio State University Compressive Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, so I will be riding in Pelotonia, August 5-6, 2016, in my mother's honor. Please support my ride in my mom's honor by directing contributions to: www.pelotonia.org/nealysarver. I also invite you to participate in the peloton (group) riding in my mom's honor, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Condolences may be directed to: Nealy Sarver, 3640 Cherokee Dr., Lima, OH 45807 or www.chiles-lamanfh.com."
Ms. Sarver was a longtime employee at the Bowling Green State University Jerome Library.
CLYDE - Michael E. Ward, 59, of Clyde died unexpectedly on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Memorial Hospital in Fremont.
Mr. Ward was born in Napoleon, Ohio on April 15, 1950 to Richard and Shirley (Good) Ward. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1968. He worked for thirty three years for the Chrysler Corp. retiring in 2001.
Michael was a member of the Clyde Eagles, where he served as the treasurer. He enjoyed all car racing, including NASCAR and dirt as well as music.
Survivors include his wife, Anna (Earhart) Ward, whom he married on December 13, 2003; his father, Richard of Bowling Green; two daughters, Angie (Luther) Cork, Toledo, Amy Warner, Cincinnati; two sons, Adam Ward, Bowling Green, and Evan Ward, Colorado; five grandchildren; two step children, Timothy Perry and Melodee (Brad) Milleson, both of Clyde; and six step grandchildren; also surviving are his siblings, Pamela (John) Winters, and Lisa Ward, both of Findlay, Richard (Monica) Ward, Arizona, Cheryl Peper, Bowling Green, and David Ward, Jacksonville, FL; His father-in-law, Woodrow Earhart survives in Clyde.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ward May; and a brother, Timothy Lee Ward.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. David Gowen officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to the Sandusky Co. Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to:
Published in the The News-Messenger on Apr. 27, 2009
Linda L.Wilhelm, 53, of Bowling Green, died June 20, 2003 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Funeral was at Deck-Hannemann in Bowling Green.
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Linda L. Wilhelm was born April 15, 1950 in Wood Co. She died June 20, 2003 and is buried in Custar, OH. She was the daughter of Albert Ignatius and Jean P. Wilhelm and sister of Barbara Jean, Keith Thomas, and Gary Wilhelm.
Marie was a good friend. We were all devestated when she and Diana were killed in a car crash the summer after graduation. Still remember the slumber party Marie hosted for several of us senior girls who didn't have dates for Senior Prom. Died WAY too young.
From Harold Brown on April 8th, 2017
Marie was a talented person with a smile that would turn anyone's gloomy day around.
Marilyn S. Wulff-Reyes was born in Bowling Green on November 1, 1950. She died February 11, 2004 and is buried in Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, IL. At the time of her death, Marilyn was residing in Carmel, CA.
Data from Ancestry.com
David L. Zellers, 63, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main St., Grapevine. David was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Findlay, Ohio, to Stanley David and Dorothy Brown Zellers. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War and Afghanistan as a dog handler. He was a member of VFW Post #5074, Roanoke. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Survivors: His wife, Jane; daughters, Cassandra, Verity and Katherine; sons, Graham and Neil: grandchildren, Tarryn, Terri, Emily Jane, Hunter; sister, Debra; brother, Scott; many other relatives and dear friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 13, 2013