Erma C. Wonsetler
(1910 - 2002)
ARCHBOLD - Erma C. Wonsetler, 92, of Archbold, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2002, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, where she was a patient since Wednesday. She had resided at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold for a number of years.
Born Jan. 19, 1910, near Fayette, to Anna (Keppler) and George Creek, she married Ned Wonsetler on July 21, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1990.
An Archbold area resident since 1946, she was a bookkeeper at a bank, Christy Motor Sales in Archbold, and at the former Lugbill Bros. Livestock Auction in Archbold, for over 50 years before retiring in the late 1970s. She was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Archbold.
Surviving is a niece, Joanne Thompson of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a nephew, Don Holterman of Wausau, Ind.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, a brother and a sister.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Martin's Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas Lyberg and Pastor David Koch to officiate. There will be no visitation and, with respect to her wishes, her body will be donated to MCO in Toledo for medical research.
Memorials may be made to Fairlawn Haven.
Short Funeral Home, Archbold, is in charge of the arrangements.
Keith B. Oberlin
(1916 - 2002)
Keith B. Oberlin, 86, of Montpelier, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Dilworth Center, Montpelier, where he had been a patient.
Born June 20, 1916, in Milford Township, Defiance County, to Mabel (Beerbower) and Granville Oberlin, he married Irene (Polter-Etchen) on Sept. 9, 1983, and she survives.
A graduate of Hicksville High School and a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II, he was a self-employed farmer. He was also a former worker at Challenge-Cook in Montpelier and had worked for the Montpelier Senior Center.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ty (and wife, Betty) Oberlin of Detroit, Mich.; five stepchildren, James Etchen of Sherwood, Dennis (Pat) Etchen of Hicksville, Mrs. Pete (Pam) Kline of Ney, Mrs. Bob (Connie) Roesch of Bryan and Mrs. Gary (Ruth) Wirth of Sherwood; 11 stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Clyde Oberlin.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Rice-Burr Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Damschroder to officiate. Burial will follow at the Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to the Dilworth Center, Montpelier, or to an organization of the donor's choice.
Lester W. Huber
(1918 - 2002)
Lester W. Huber, 84, of Bryan, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Community Hospitals of Williams County, Bryan, where he had been a patient.
Born May 8, 1918, in Montpelier, to Augusta (Henry) and William Huber, he married Bonnie Jean Miller on Feb. 8, 1946, and she survives.
A lifelong resident of Williams County, he was employed as a factory worker at Bard's Manufacturing and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, and the Bryan VFW.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Randy (and wife, Judy) Huber of Stryker; a daughter, Mrs. Vaynard (Cameo) Fisher of Bryan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Raymond, Lawrence and Ralph Huber. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Rice-Burr Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, with the Rev. Richard Buchsteiner to officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan.
Dorothy E. Schroth
Dorothy E. Schroth, 90, of Bryan, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Hillside Nursing Home-Anna's House, Bryan, where she had been a resident.
Services are pending at the Rice-Burr Funeral Home-Bryan.
Max M. Krill
(1919 - 2002)
LOVELAND, Colo. - Max M. Krill, 83, of Loveland and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2002, after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 6, 1919, in Torrington, Wyo., he married Louise Van Lear and she survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Andrew; daughters, Barbara Lokey, Deborah Murray, Sandra Brickley and Wendy Taylor; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ned Krill.
(1929 - 2002)
NAPOLEON - Genaro Gonzalez, 73, of Napoleon, died Sunday evening, Dec. 1, 2002, at the Defiance Hospital.
Born Nov. 16, 1929, in Brownsville, Texas, to Concepcion (Guzman) and Francisco Gonzalez, he married Jesusa Aguirre on June 26, 1968, and she survives in Napoleon.
Employed by the Campbell Soup Co. of Napoleon for 27 years, he retired in 1991. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Napoleon and the Allied Cannery Workers Union of Napoleon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gonzalo Gonzalez of Napoleon; three daughters, Alma Herrera of Fremont, Gloria Lopez of West Unity; Graciela Solis of Holgate; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Olivia Aguirre of Brownsville, Texas. Preceding him in death were five brothers, David, Emilio, Jesus, Roberto and Francisco Gonzalez; and four sisters, Lucia Salazar, Maria Salazar, Mercedes Diaz and Eusebia Gonzalez.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Walker Mortuary, Napoleon. A rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Dan Borgelt to officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the benevolence of the family.
Dennis W. Burns
(1954 - 2002)
TIFFIN - Dennis W. Burns, 48, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the emergency room of Mercy Hospital, Tiffin.
Born July 21, 1954, in Akron, to Margaret C. Brown, he married Terry Goshe Alleman on Oct. 5, 1973 in Tiffin and they divorced. He then married Denise McFail in Tiffin and they also divorced. His third marriage was to Sandy Martin on June 23, 1996. Later they divorced.
A laborer for Black Hawk in Upper Sandusky, he had attended Columbian High School and later received his GED. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had served from 1975-1978. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the D.A.V. and the V.F.W.
Surviving are three daughters, Kealy Goodale of Findlay, Kami Garcia of Fostoria and Danielle Burns of Tiffin; two sons, Dennis Burns, Jr. and Derek Burns, both of Tiffin; three grandchildren; a brother, Harlan Brown of Bryan; and a sister, Sarah Donna of Tiffin.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9-9:45 a.m. in the Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held Thursday at 9:45 a.m. in the St. Mary Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Stephen Schroeder to officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military graveside service conducted by the United Veteran Council.
Memorials may be made to the family.