Lynn Louise Oberg
(1957 - 2004)
KENT, Wash. - Lynn Louise Oberg, 47, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 27, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 9, 1957, at Cocoa, Fla., to Erma I. (Shankster) and Paul E. Kieffer, she married David James Oberg of Renton in 1987 and he survives.
She was a member of Kent Covenant Church, where, along with her family, she was involved in many activities.
A registered nurse, she worked at Valley Medical Center in the Critical Care Nursery. Prior to that, she had worked for over 20 years in the emergency room as an ER nurse. She had recently finished specialized training preparing for her work in the Critical Care Nursery.
A resident of Kent for eight years, she had previously lived in Renton for nine years. She and her family are the owners of Sunrise Meadow Alpacas.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Kaye Lynn, Bethany Grace and Timothy David, all living at home; two brothers, Tommy (and wife, Jody) Shankster of Aurora, Colo. and Calvin (Linda) Shankster of West Minster, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. Michael (Lorelei) Rodeheaver of Stryker, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and one great-niece.
Visitation will be held today from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Marlatt Funeral Home, 713 North Central Ave., Kent, Wash.
A graveside service for close friends and family will be held immediately following the visitation. A public memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Kent Covenant Church, 12010 SE 240th St., Kent, with food and memorabilia.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 22860 - 156th Avenue SE, Kent, WA 98042.
Ralph Nelson Simmons
(1932 - 2004)
MONTPELIER - Ralph Nelson Simmons, 72, of rural Montpelier, died early Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich., following a lingering illness. Born May 28, 1932, at West Unity, to Nina (Stahl) and Ralph W. Simmons, he married Ila Hill of Montpelier on Aug. 27, 1955, and she survives.
A Williams County resident for most of his life, he was a graduate of Stryker High School and Defiance College as a business major.
He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, having received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
He retired, due to health reasons, in 1978, after more than 25 years as a district manager with Consolidated Foods Corporation. He was a member of the West Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Bryan V.F.W. Post No. 2289, and Montpelier Moose Lodge No. 312.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dave (Renell) Lloyd of Defiance, Julie Simmons of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Mrs. Jeff (Kelly) Deetz of Bryan; four grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Don (Ilean) Goebel of Stryker; and two stepbrothers, David Bailey of Bryan and Charles Bailey of Defiance.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Pearl Bailey Simmons; and a son, Mark Eric Simmons in January 1992.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Tawee Layraman to officiate. Burial will be in Shiffler Cemetery with graveside military rites to be conducted by Bryan V.F.W. Post No. 2289.
Memorials may be made to West Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the family, or to the donor's choice.
Rupert A. Herman
EDGERTON - Rupert A. Herman, 92, of Edgerton, died Tuesday evening, June 8, 2004, at Park View Nursing Care Center in Edgerton where he had been a resident.
Service arrangements are pending at the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton.
Elvin C. 'Bob' Underwood
(1922 - 2004)
Elvin C. 'Bob' Underwood, 81, of Bryan, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at his daughter's residence.
Born Aug. 9, 1922, in Defiance County, to Olive Maud (Byers) and George Albert Underwood, he married Marilyne Coy on Nov. 27, 1948, at Pioneer, and she survives.
Employed as a truck driver for A. S. Mignery, he had served as a Quartermaster in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Defiance County Am-Vets.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Robert Elvin (and wife, Karen) Underwood of Coldwater, Mich.; a daughter, Sophia Marie Underwood of Bryan; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Seevers of Bryan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Herbert Underwood; five brothers, Daniel, George, Albert, Emanuel and Merlin Underwood; and five sisters, Laura Clark, Olga Peterson, Dorothy Cooley, Evelyn Card and Eileen Underwood.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Neil Horner to officiate. Burial will follow at the Farmer Cemetery, Farmer. The Bryan American Legion will provide graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
(1927 - 2004)
HICKSVILLE - Melvin Repp, 76, of Hicksville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born July 2, 1927, in Bryan, he married Irene L. Rex on July 3, 1992, and she survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, he had retired from the Ohio Art Company in Bryan in 1992 after being employed for 39 years. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Camden, Mich. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepsons, Harold S. Johnson of Mark Center and Louis E. Johnson of Antwerp; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Dennis (Irene B.) Hartman of Butler, Ind., Mrs. Ted (Karen L.) Kessler of Perrysburg and Mrs. John (Linda M.) Steckley of Hicksville; 10 stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Repp of Angola, Ind., Ruth Champion of Montpelier and Alta Rosendaul of Michigan; a brother, Charles Repp of Wax, Ky.; 14 nieces and 21 nephews.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Anna Repp; three sisters, Jena Champion, Helen Manley and Lena Shaffer; and a stepson, Edward A. Johnson.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor David Long to officiate. Burial will be at Brown's Cemetery, Bryan.
Robert B. 'Jess' Hendricks
(1932 - 2004)
PIONEER - Robert B. 'Jess' Hendricks, 71, of Pioneer and a long time Kunkle resident, died Tuesday morning, June 8, 2004, at his home.
Born Dec. 3, 1932, at Montpelier, to Myrtle D. (Allomong) and Homer B. Hendricks, he married Janice M. Mercer on April 28, 1953, and she survives.
He was a1950 graduate of Kunkle High School and had been a Kunkle resident for most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Pioneer V.F.W. Post 8628, the West Unity American Legion Post 669 and the North Central Athletic Boosters.
A tool and die maker, he was a former partner in HKK Machine Company of West Unity and former owner of WILCO Machine Tool Company of Bryan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Homer L. (and wife, Sherri) Hendricks of Pioneer and Terry W. (and friend, Chris McNeal) Hendricks of Lake Diane, Mich.; three grandsons, Homer B. Hendricks, Shawn A. Hendricks and Nickolas B. Hendricks, all of Pioneer; a great-granddaughter, Jazmine Rayne Hendricks; and a sister, Mrs. Doyle (Thelma) Clark of Bryan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anna Murray.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Montpelier, with the Rev. David Tilly to officiate. Burial will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer, where graveside military rites will be conducted by Pioneer Veteran Organizations.
Memorials may be made to the Robert 'Jess' Hendricks Scholarship Fund at North Central High School, Pioneer.