Max A. Osterhout
(153 - 2003)
Max A. Osterhout, 50, of Bryan, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at his residence.
Born April 26, 1953, at Wauseon, to Alice (Demaline) and Morley Osterhout, he married Connie Fisher on July 15, 1972, and she survives.
The owner of Osterhout and Associates, having bought the former Spletzer & Sons, Inc. Construction in 1994 and changing the name in 2002, he had previously worked for the Mel Lanzer Company of Napoleon for 23 years, 18 years as vice president. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Bryan, the Black Swamp Safety Council as first vice president, Bryan Chamber of Commerce, National Homebuilders Northwest Oho Chapter, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and the Orchard Hills Country Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sarah Osterhout of Bryan; his mother, Alice Osterhout of Napoleon; brothers, Carl (and wife, Peggy) Osterhout of Stryker; Carroll (Billie) Osterhout of Roswell, N. M., and Ronald (Stephanie) Osterhout of Wauseon; sisters, Mrs. Butch (Pat) Cocke of Napoleon, Mrs. Walter (Mary Lou) Garbers of Delta; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Osterhout of Wauseon; 19 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held today from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Rice-Burr Funeral Home-Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Proctor to officiate. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospitals of Williams County Hospice program or the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Francis V. Avina
(1920 - 2003)
WAUSEON - Francis V. Avina, 82, of Wauseon, died Saturday night, July 26, 2003, at Heartland of Wauseon, where she had resided since Oct. 18, 2002.
Born Oct. 24, 1920, at Toreon, Mexico, to Rafilia (Garcia) and Milano Vielma, she married Adolph Avina in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1985.
A resident of the Wauseon area for many years, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon.
Surviving are four sons, Mike (and wife, Diane) Avina of Adrian, Mich., Benny Avina Sr. of Hernando, Fla., Juan (Mary) Avina and Frank (Maggie) Avina, both of Wauseon; three daughters, Mrs. Dion (Mary Elena) Alvarez and Mrs. Edward (Virginia) Flores, both of Wauseon, and Mrs. Arnold (Dolores) Ramos of Delta; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Avina of Wauseon; 26 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Adolph Avina Jr. and Arnold Avina; a daughter, Josephine Avina; a grandson, Daniel Flores; three brothers; and a sister.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Caspar Catholic Church with Father Robert Holden to officiate. Interment will follow in St. Caspar Catholic Cemetery.
Christopher Jace Entenman
(July 7, 2003 - July 26, 2003)
EDGERTON - Christopher Jace Entenman, two week old infant son of Justin and Angel Entenman of rural Montpelier, died early Saturday, July 26, 2003, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan.
Born July 7, 2003, at Bryan, he was the son of Angela Christine (Barraco) and Justin Michael Entenman.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Alyssa, and a brother, Brayden Entenman, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Dana) Entenman of Edon; maternal grandparents, Christina Barraco of Bryan and Robert Barraco of Edon; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz (Wilma) Entenman of Edon and Julie Peterson of Edon; and maternal great-grandfather, Donald Zimmerman of Lima.
Preceding him in death were his maternal great-grandparents, Viola Zimmerman, Anthony and MaryJane Barraco; and paternal great-grandfather, Robert Peterson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Kelly to officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Orville S. Rex
(1907 - 2003)
Orville S. Rex, 95, of Bryan, died Saturday morning, July 26, 2003, at the Dilworth Center, Montpelier.
Born Oct. 12, 1907, at Pulaski, to Bertha (Scott) and William Rex, he married Rozeal M. Studer on June 26, 1935, and she survives.
A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church-Bryan, he had been employed as a tool and die maker. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a granddaughter, Collette Lee of Defiance; two great-granddaughters, Kristi and Michelle Lee of Defiance; three grandsons out of the area; and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Houck of Bryan, Mrs. DeVonn (Dorothy) Werder of Hicksville; and Gloria Sunderman of Defiance.
Preceding him in death were an infant son, Clark Rex; a daughter, Mary Leathernan; and a brother, William.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Rice-Burr Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Ritter to officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Blakeslee. Memorials may be made to the St. Patrick Building Fund or to an agency of the donor's choice.
Dorothy M. Riegsecker
(1920 - 2003)
WEST UNITY - Dorothy Mae Riegsecker, 82, of West Unity, died Friday evening, July 25, 2003, at the Northcrest Nursing Home of Napoleon.
Born Sept. 11, 1920, at Wright Township of Hillsdale County, Mich., to Florence (Waldvogel) and Elmer Mack, she married Theophilus "Bill" Riegsecker in January of 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1955.
A 1938 graduate of West Unity High School, she was employed by the Ohio Turnpike Plaza near West Unity. She also worked as a housekeeper and assisted in homecare and was then employed at Strydel Co. of Stryker until her retirement in 1981. She was then a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith.
Surviving are two sons, Richard "Dick" (and wife, Loraine) Riegsecker of Ridgeville Corners and William "Bill" (Gloria) Riegsecker of West Unity; two daughters, Mrs. Daryl (Sharon) Hayward of Fayette and Lynnette (Everett Anderson) Ely of Pioneer; three grandsons, Shawn Riegsecker of Chicago, Gregory (Melissa) Riegsecker of Stow and Justin Riegsecker of Ridgeville Corners; two granddaughters, Linda Riegsecker of Santiago, D.R. and Mrs. Eric (Kelli) Malchow of Archbold; one great-grandson, Ethein Malchow of Archbold; her twin sister, Doris Blaisdell of Bryan; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Eloise Peugeot in 1995; and a grandson, Bradley Hayward.
Visitation will be held today from 2-9 p.m. in the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Solid Rock Community Church in West Unity with one hour of visitation prior to the services. Pastor Mike Beasley is to officiate. Burial will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
John S. Hudak
(1953 - 2003)
EDON - John S. Hudak, 50, formerly of Edon, and most recently of Toledo, died Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2003, at his residence in Toledo, of natural causes.
The son of Stella (Kruzcko) and John Hudak, he was born Feb. 26, 1953, in Angola, Ind.
A 1970 graduate of Edon High School, he was a certified massage therapist, a licensed waste water treatment operator, and a licensed welder who spent many winters welding on ships docked for the winter in Toledo. He was also an operating engineer on the Orange County Subway in California for some time, but always returned to farming as his most desired profession.
Surviving are two brothers, George (and wife, Linda) Hudak of Lambertville, Mich., and Tom Hudak of St. Joseph, Mich.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Krill Funeral Home in Edon.
Services will be Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery near Blakeslee.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.