John Albert Redden
(1950 - 2004)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - John Albert Redden III, 54, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Parkview Hospital.
Born June 30, 1950, in La Plata, Md., he was a 1972 graduate of the University of Toledo. Surviving is a son, Sean Redden, and former wife, Beth Redden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion E. and John A. Redden Jr., who were residents of Bryan, Ohio for more than 20 years.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.
Eric J. 'Ick' Pollock
(1918 - 2004)
Eric J. 'Ick' Pollock, 86, of Bryan, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 10, 2004, at the Dilworth Center of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier.
Born Jan. 11, 1918, at Bryan, to Kathrine (Knisely) and Earl Pollock, he married Lois Irene Kays on Dec. 31, 1939, at Bryan, and she survives.
A Marine Corp veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart for injuries he received during his service, he was a foreman at the Aro Corporation with 40 1/2 years of service, retiring in 1979.
He attended the Bryan Alliance Church and was a member of the Bryan VFW Post No. 2489. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Judith Kay) Williams of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Robert (Cathrine Marie) Schodorf of Stevensville, Mich., Mrs. Stanley (Kristina Fe) Roan of Maumee and Mrs. Randy (Michelle Rene) Gotshall of Bryan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lowell (Margaret) Bowers of West Unity.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Wilda VanPoppel, Fern Algeo, Roula Roberts and infant Marie Pollock; and two brothers, Royce and Kenton Pollock.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor David Proctor to officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery where Bryan VFW Post No. 2489 will conduct military graveside services.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center Hospice Care.
Wayne E. Huffman
(1931 - 2004)
TIFFIN - Wayne E. Huffman, 73, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his residence.
Born April 15, 1931, at Tiffin, to Lillian M. (Hemminger) and Roscoe E. Huffman, he married Ilene I. Tabor on July 12, 1953, at Tiffin, and she preceded him in death in November 1998.
An Army veteran having served as a construction service engineer during the Korean Conflict, he worked at General Electric in Tiffin for 15 years and was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three children, Mrs. Paul (Margie) Dotson of Stryker, Jeff (and wife, Diana) Huffman of Bloomville and Mrs. Harley (Stella) Brown of Bryan; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Huffman of Tiffin, Robert Huffman of Lillian, Texas, and Roger Huffman of Melmore; and two sisters, Roxanne Glick of Tiffin and Mary Lou Harber of Upper Sandusky.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents; a son, Terry Huffman; and a brother, Charles Huffman.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jan Kucera of Redeemer Lutheran Church to officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery with military graveside rites to be conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Conrad J. Cape
(1923 - 2004)
EDGERTON - Conrad J. Cape, 80, of Edgerton, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Born Aug. 29, 1923, at Defiance County, to Agnes A. (Goebel) and Guy C. Cape, he married Grace A. Wagner on Oct. 23, 1948, at Defiance, and she survives.
A farmer, at one time he had been employed by General Motors and Johns-Manville in Defiance. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edgerton and Knights of Columbus Council No. 1494 of Edgerton.
He was formerly a lector at St. Mary's, an avid bowler, and once ran for the House of Representatives - District No. 57. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Anna Marie Cramb of Dallas, Texas, Rose Ann Cape of Marietta, Ga. and Mrs. Bill (Jean Ann) Muehlfeld of Bryan; four sons, Mark (and wife, Becky) Cape of Edgerton, Matthew J. (Linda) Cape of Butler, Ind., John L. (Candy) Cape of Warsaw, Ind. and Luke L. (Tina) Cape of Edgerton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Paul C. (Dolores), Sherman O. (Rozella), Frank D. (Maralyn), Donald A. (Patricia), all of Edgerton, and Kermit O. of Angola, Ind.; and three sisters, Rose Mary Johnson, Eleen Sleesman and Mrs. Clarence (Rita A.) Wuebben all of Edgerton.
Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother, Earl A. Cape.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. Recitation of the rosary will be Friday evening at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Oedy to officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Edgerton, with graveside military rites conducted by John D. Smith, Post No. 10 of the Edgerton American Legion.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Derek Ryan Meusel
MONTPELIER - Derek Ryan Meusel, 23, of rural Montpelier, died in Massillon. He was the son of Terry and Bob Meusel, also of rural Montpelier.
Arrangements are pending at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Donna M. Batterson
Donna M. Batterson, 75, of Bryan, died Friday evening, Aug. 20, 2004, at her home.
Born June 26, 1929, at Henry County, to Helen (Thieroff) and Albert Hoff, she married Robert Batterson on Jan. 14, 1951, at Holgate, and he survives.
A graduate of the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse at Bryan Hospital, the Bryan Medical Group and at Hillside Country Living for 15 years.
She was a member of the Pulaski United Methodist Church in Pulaski.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Stephen J. (and wife, Joan) Batterson of Bryan, William C. (Kay) Batterson of West Unity, Mrs. David (Kathleen) Everingham of Grosse Isle, Mich. and James C. (Polly) Batterson of Bryan; five grandchildren, Brian, Kevin and Matthew Batterson and Zachary and Emily Everingham; and a great-grandson, Dylan Batterson.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the Pulaski United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Debbie Kaylor to officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton Counties; the Pulaski Methodist Church; or an agency of the donor's choice.
Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan is handling the arrangements.
HILLSDALE, Mich. - Dorothy Krauss, 86, of Hillsdale, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.
Born March 27, 1918, at Waldron, Mich., she was the daughter of Esther M. (Kemarly) and Arthur J. Evers.
A retired nurse's aide for over 28 years at Hillsdale County Medical Care facility, she attended Bird Lake Wesleyan Missionary Church.
Surviving are four sons, Matthew (and wife, Helen) Krauss of Hillsdale and Russell (Barbara) Krauss of Hillsdale; Lin H. Krauss of Jackson, Mich. and Marion (Jill) Krauss of York, Pa.; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Evers of Pioneer, Ohio, Jack (Janet) Evers of Waldron and Orin (Judy) Evers of Quincy, Mich.; and five sisters, Irma Woods of Jackson and Carma Kunkle and Evelyn Ramsey of Adrian.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Wayne L. and Len H. Krauss; three brothers, Walter, Leroy and an infant brother; two sisters, Alta Simmons and Velma Rose; a grandson, Mark Krauss; and a great-grandson, David S. Shaffer.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rick Maloyed to officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Woodbridge Fire Department in Michigan.