Dale Doit Osborne
(1934 - 2004)
Dale Doit Osborne, 69, of Bryan, died Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2004, at his residence, following a long illness.
Born on Dec. 12, 1934, in St. Marys, he was the son of Adilene (Anderson) and Charles Osborne. On Dec. 31, 1960, he married Ruth Ann (Osborne) in Spencerville and she survives.
Mr. Osborne had worked for more than 30 years as a tow-motor operator for Ingersoll-Rand and retired in 1996.
He is survived by two sons, Ivan (and wife, Naomi) Osborne and Eric (Crystal) Osborne, both of Bryan; a daughter, Tammy Jacobs of Puryear, Tenn.; two brothers, Don (Shirley) Osborne of Sidney, and Jack (Lois) Oxborne of Portland, Ind.; six sisters, Virginia Reddicliffe of Kingswood, Texas, Mrs. Charles (Juanita) Doseck of St. Marys, Vivian Faller of Dayton, Billie L. Englehart of Bryan, Marie Osborne of Bryan and Mrs. Kevin (Melva) Stisser of Anderson, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles "Sony" Osborne and three infant brothers, Roy, Jay and Bobby Osborne.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rice-Burr Funeral Home in Bryan. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Schrock officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Community Church or to the Regional Dialysis Center of Williams County, Bryan.
Leslie F. "Sam" Seeley
(1915 - 2004)
WALDRON, Mich. - Leslie F. "Sam" Seeley, 88, of Waldron, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Hillsdale Medical Care Facility.
Born July 2, 1915, at Waldron, to Edith (Denning) and Samuel Seeley, he married Mabel I. Robison on May 15, 1940, at Bryan, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1997.
Employed at Allied Products in Hillsdale for 23 years, he retired from Waldron Industries in 1978. He was a lifelong Waldron area resident and farmer. He was a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, Knights of Pythians, and a graduate of Waldron High School in 1933.
Surviving are twin daughters, Charlene Gambler of Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Walter (Arlene) Boyer of Montpelier, Ohio; a son, Larry Seeley of Angola, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents; four brothers, Adam, Royal, Burton and LeRoy Seeley; and a sister, Nellie Lambright.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4-7 p.m. in the Eagle Funeral Home, Waldron.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wright-Waldron Fire and EMS. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Martha M. Leininger
(1912 - 2004)
ARCHBOLD - Martha M. Leininger, 91, Archbold, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at her granddaughter Linda Lou Roth's home at Lake George, Fremont, Ind.
Born Feb. 27, 1912, near Archbold, to Gertrude (Kruse) and Martin Nagel, she married George Otto Leininger on Aug. 21, 1929, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1980.
Prior to her retirement in 1977, she had been a machine operator for Essex Wire in Wauseon for many years. She also helped her husband George farm their entire married life.
A member of St. James Lutheran Church in Archbold, she enjoyed making lace, quilting and many other forms of needlework during her retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) Arnos of Ridgeville Corners; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were a daughter, Lucille W. Leininger; two brothers, Raymond and Walter; and a sister, Luetta.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Strawn to officiate. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the family's choice.
(1914 - 2004)
Neva Criswell, 89, of Bryan, died Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Aug. 9, 1914, at Hicksville, to Grace A. (Haddix) and Walter W. Miller, she married Rodney E. Criswell on July 7, 1934, at Moundsville, W.Va., and he preceded her in death in 1978.
A 1933 graduate of Edgerton High School, she was known as the "Candy Lady", working at the candy counter at J.J. Newberry Co., formerly of Bryan. She then worked as a cashier at the Red and White Super Market, which was also of Bryan. She retired from the Chief Super Market/Ben Franklin variety store as a floor supervisor for the Ben Franklin department.
Surviving is a son, Stan (and wife, Cheryl) Criswell of Toledo; four grandchildren, Carrie Criswell Sanchez, Meredith Hill, Tammy Estep and Craig Lewis; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wayva Steele of Northville, Mich.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy J. Thibodeau in 1999; two brothers, Vaughn and Marvin Miller; and a sister, Marvel Auten.
Visitation will be held Monday from 9-11 a.m. in the Rice-Burr Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Denman from the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, Toledo, to officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Charles L. Fackler
(1930 - 2004)
PIONEER - Charles L. "Chuck" Fackler, 73, of Pioneer, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at his residence.
Born Nov. 15, 1930, at Amboy Twp., Hillsdale County, Mich., to Bertha (Mohr) and Lawrence Fackler, he married Margaret L. Sette on July 3, 1952, at Montpelier, and she survives.
A 1948 graduate of Pioneer High School, he retired from Miller Bros. Construction, Archbold, in 1995, after 26 years. Prior to this he had worked for Northwest Materials Inc. in Pioneer from 1947-1970. He retired as a paving supervisor. He attended the Pioneer United Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Jeffrey (and wife, Nancy) Fackler of Pioneer and Dennis L. Fackler of Pioneer; a daughter, Mrs. Tony (Linda) Theobald of Alvordton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; two brothers, Lavohn Fackler of Pioneer and George (Mabel) Fackler of Pioneer; and three sisters, Mrs. Dick (Evelyn) Grube of Defiance, Mrs. Al (Betty) Godwin of Ponca City, Okla. and Eloise Thomas of Defiance.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Loren Fackler.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pioneer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Ortman to officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Grove, Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to the Pioneer Area Summer Rec. Program, the Pioneer American Legion or to the donor's choice.
(1967 - 2004)
HICKSVILLE - Donald Strubing, 36, of Hicksville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born on March 17, 1967, in Hicksville, he was the son of Sue and Lynn Strubing, and graduated from Hicksville High School in 1985. He attended Kent State University and Michigan State University.
On Dec. 17, 1988, he married Robyn Roberts and she survives.
Mr. Strubing served in the United States Army and the Army National Guard from 1987 to 1995, and was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Combat Infantryman's Assoc., Hicksville American Legion Post 223 and the Defiance Genealogical Society. He was employed at ITT Aerospace, Fort Wayne, Ind., as an information systems specialist.
In addition to his wife, Robyn, he is survived by a daughter, Bryn; a son Evan; his parents of Springfield; two brothers, Bert of Fort Benning, Ga., and Troy of Hicksville; and grandfather, Derrill Strubing of Hicksville.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Adele Strubing.
Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville today from noon to 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hicksville on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with calling one hour prior. Pastor Tom Graves will officiate.
Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville, with military honors provided by the Hicksville American Legion Post 223.
Memorials may be made to the Strubing family.