Charles L. "Louie" Heinze Sr.
(1921 - 2004)
NAPOLEON - Charles L. "Louie" Heinze Sr., 82, of Napoleon, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at his residence.
Born June 30, 1921, at Wood County, to Ida (Oster) and Peter Heinze, he married Carol Zikvoich on April 11, 1987, and she survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a millwright at GM for 32 years and also had farmed in the Defiance area.
He was a lifetime member of VFW No. 3360 in Defiance, a life member of the Napoleon American Legion, and a member of UAW Local 211.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles L. Heinze Jr. of Napoleon; two daughters, Judy Dimitroff of Melrose and Susan Butler of Bryan; several stepchildren; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Coonrod of Custar and Joanne Beckstein of Weston.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Peter Heinze; two daughters, Elizabeth and Joanne Heinze; a brother, Robert Heinze; and two sisters, Leona Bowen and Rosella Newman. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. VFW graveside rites will be held Thursday by the VFW No. 3360. Burial will be in Ayersville Cemetery, Defiance County. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Charles E. Elson
MONTPELIER - Charles E. Elson, 52, of Montpelier, died suddenly of natural causes in his home on Friday, June 18, 2004.
Among his survivors is his wife, Linda M. (Tule) Elson.
Arrangements are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Michael H. Costanzo
Michael H. Costanzo, 47, Bryan, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan.
Arrangements are pending at the Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan.
Thorlow "Oliver" Phillips
(1931 - 2004)
EVANSPORT - Thorlow "Oliver" Phillips, 73, of Evansport, died early this morning, Saturday, June 19, 2004, in his residence.
The son of Edith Irma (Crisswell) and Asher Burton Phillips, he was born March 2, 1931, in Bryan. On Oct. 1, 1999, he married Chong Rae in Seoul, South Korea, and she survives. A career military man, he served for 24 years in the U.S. Army and was also a mechanical instructor for the Army until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sisters, Olive Swank of Ligoneer, Ind. and Mrs. Paul "Vanda" Lautermilch of Hicksville; two brothers, Max (and wife, Ruth) Phillips of Evansport and Kermit Phillips of Bryan.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Letha Barber; and two brothers, John and Roger Phillips.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Krill Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, with Dr. Johnny Yoo officiating.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Hospice Care.
Jerry Alan Shull
(1947 - 2004)
HICKSVILLE - Jerry Alan Shull, 56, of Hicksville, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., following an extended illness. The son of Genevive (Happel) and Donald M. Shull, he was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Fort Wayne. In 1968 he married Marolyn Knight, and she survives.
A 1966 graduate of Antwerp High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5087 in Antwerp. Employed for 25 years at Fleetwood Travel Trailers in Edgerton, he was also a drag race car driver for 34 years. He was runner up at the Indianapolis Raceway Park ET Bracket Finals in 1984.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his parents, Don and Beverly Shull of Antwerp; three sons, Don (and wife, Charlene) of Hicksville, Jason (Becky) of Avilla, Ind. and John (Amber) of Hicksville; nine grandchildren, Chandra, Jeremiah, Shawn, Jeff, Paul, Robbie, Jared, Mackinzie and Olivia; four brothers, Dick of Antwerp, Jim of Bryan, Mark (Maggie) of Defiance and Greg (Alice) of Cecil; and two sisters, Sandy Creasey of Cincinnati and Mrs. Earl (Cathy) Hamil of Port Richey, Fla. Preceding him in death were his mother Genevive; and his grandparents.
Visitation will be today and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. each day in the Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville, with additional visitation from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Max Begley to officiate. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Hicksville, with the Antwerp VFW Post 5087 providing military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Philip R. Porath
(1938 - 2004)
DESTIN, Fla.- Philip R. Porath, 65, of Destin, Fla. and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Monday, June 14, 2004.
Born Aug. 3, 1938, at Kunkle, Ohio, he was the son of Martha and Wendel Porath.
A 1956 graduate of Bryan High School, he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1959 from Tri-State College in Angola, Ind. He previously resided in Fayetteville, Ark.
He was an active member of Trinity Temple Assembly of God and the creator of Love of Jesus Ministries.
He moved to Destin in August of 2002 where he was a member of Village Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Wydonna; a daughter, Kristina Lynn; grandchildren, Derek, Christopher, Paige, Alex and Audrey; stepsons, Kent and Kraig; his parents, Wendel and Martha; a brother, Larry; and several other relatives.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 19, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Myrl Marcella Patten
(1917 - 2004)
Myrl Marcella Patten, 87, formerly of Bryan, Oh and resident of Harlingen, TX for the last 25 years, entered into her rest on Tuesday, June 15, 2004. She was born June 14, 1917 in Terra Haute, IN to Delia C. (Fee) and Raymond Wills. When she was a young woman her family moved to West Unity, OH. Her love was art and her plans of going to Art School after graduation were put aside when she met her husband, Kenneth Patten, who survives. They were married on September 4, 1937 in West Unity, OH and had five children who survive: Joyce (Marlin) Hutchison; Carolyn Walley; Ronie (Jeanne) Patten; Robert (Marge) Patten & Kenneth Jon Patten; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, Koryn Emmons; one brother, Roger Guy of Arlington Heights, IL; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one granddaughter, her namesake, Amanda Myrl Walley; two brothers, Raymond Wills and Harold Guy; and two sisters, Geraldine Wills and Melva Brown. Myrl accepted Christ and became a Seventh Day Adventist in 1957 and throughout those years she has worked tirelessly in the Dorcas Club helping those in need. When she could no longer be so involved, she used her talents at home to create beautiful handmade quilts for those who needed them. The SDA church in Weslaco, TX recently honored her with a stained glass window with her likeness. She walked with her Lord everyday and she is in His arms now.
Funeral services for Myrl M. Patten will be at Monday, June 21, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan with Pastor Mike Barnett of the Seventh Day Adventist Church-Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Shiffler Cemetery-Bryan.
Visitation for Mrs. Patten will be Sunday, June 20, 2004 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Weslaco, TX at a later date.
Gifts in loving memory of Myrl M. Patten may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church; 1200 S. Bridge; Weslaco, TX 98599-0888.