Fern E. Weyandt
ARCHBOLD - Fern E. Weyandt, 82, of Archbold, died early Friday morning, Aug. 20, 2004, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, where she was admitted Wednesday.
The daughter of Caroline (Sauder) and Harry Goldsmith, she was born Nov. 22, 1921, near Pettisville. On May 1, 1941, she married Harold Weyandt, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1992. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a foreman at Gendron Inc. in Archbold until her retirement. She was a member of the Central Mennonite Church and its Mennonite Women.
Surviving are a son, James (and wife, Debra) Weyandt of Archbold; two daughters, Elaine Weyandt and Sandra Schnarre, both of Archbold; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five brothers, Harley Goldsmith and Richard (Midge) Goldsmith, both of Wauseon, Herman (Dorothy) Goldsmith of Delta, Wayne (Mary Ann) Goldsmith of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Clarence "Slim" (Margaret) Goldsmith of Wauseon; and three sisters, Mrs. Dick (Elma) Henderson of Fremont, Mrs. Theron (Zelma) Castor of Toledo and Mrs. Norm (Ethel) Junge of McClure.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; and a brother, Ernest Goldsmith. Friends may call from 2-8 Sunday in the Central Fellowship Hall.
A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Central Mennonite Church with Pastors Jeffrey Smith, Wanda Stopher and Dale Wyse officiating. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Adriel Foundation (formerly Mennonite Orphans Children's Home) at West Liberty.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of arrangements.
Loren A. Weber
(1929 - 2004)
BROOKS, Alberta, Canada - Loren A. Weber, 75, of Brooks, Alberta, Canada, and formerly of Edgerton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Born April 3, 1929, at Edgerton, he married Marjorie on April 10, 1955, and she preceded him in death on May 4, 2001.
A 1948 graduate of Edgerton High School, he was a Baptist minister until his retirement.
Among his survivors are two sons, Larry (and wife, Caroline) of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Mark (Joanna) of the state of Florida; and five grandsons.
Arrangements are pending in Brooks.
Clinton Edward Saurer Sr.
(1937 - 2004)
MONTPELIER - Clinton Edward Saurer Sr., 67, of Montpelier, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Evergreen Manor where he had been a resident the past month.
Born Aug. 18, 1937, at Charlotte, Mich., he was the son of Ora Gladys (Murphy) and John Franklin Saurer.
A United States Army veteran serving from 1955 until his discharge in 1958, he was employed by the former Del Craft and also Cardinal Trucking in the oil fields of Texas.
He was a member of the Montpelier Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving are five children, Robert Joe Saurer, Tracey Jo Manley of Bryan, Clinton Edward (and wife, Lisa) Saurer Jr. of Edgerton, John Paul (Stacey) Saurer of Bryan and Marlena Lynn Saurer of Hicksville; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Daryle (Judith Ann) Lorntz of Bryan and Mrs. Jerry (Carol Jean) Rhoades of Andrews, Texas; and a brother, John Frederick (Jean) Saurer of Spearman, Texas.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Paul G. Saurer; and an infant sister, Joy Lynn Saurer.
Memorial services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, in the Montpelier Fraternal Order of Eagles, 214 North Jonesville St., Montpelier. Daryle Lorntz is to officiate.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Arrangements are by Krill Funeral Service, Bryan.
Jessee James Yates
(1940 - 2004)
NEY - Jessee James Yates, 64, of Ney, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2004, at the University of Michigan Medical Center after a five month battle with leukemia. Born Feb. 2, 1940, to Ida (Stiltner) and George Dewey Yates, he married Rosemary D. Elston on April 10, 1982, at Bryan, and she survives.
The former owner of the Ney Bar and the Yates Cafˇ in Sherwood, he was an employee of Trim Trends in Bryan for the past 41 years.
He attended the Ney Church of God and was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie No. 2233 and the Defiance Moose Lodge No. 2094. He was also a member of PACE Union 5108.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Sherry) Trubey of Bryan; a son, Jessie 'Robert' Yates of Ney; two grandchildren, Christopher and MaKenzie Trubey; three sisters, Margie Breeding of Ocala, Fla., Berchie Blankenship and June Hamilton, both of Clyde; six brothers, Lonzo Yates of Bryan, John Henry Yates of Napoleon, Roosevelt Yates of Clyde, Jerry Yates of Troy, Mich., Elzie Yates of Las Vegas, Nev., and Vada Yates of Grundy, Va.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Lottie Vandyke; and three brothers, Ernest, Burlin and Hufford Yates.
Visitation will be held Friday from 3-9 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, and one hour prior to the services in the Ney Church of God on Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Doug Nolt to officiate. Interment will follow in Ney Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Kenneth W. Keefer
(1919 - 2004)
FAYETTE - Kenneth W. Keefer, 85, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier.
Born Feb. 20, 1919, to Alta (Brink) and Homer Benjamin Keefer, he married Doris Towne on Jan. 3, 1940, at Fayette, and she survives.
He was a life long Fayette area resident and a retired farmer.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Roger (and wife, Judy) Keefer of Fort Worth, Texas, and Rodney (Jackie) Keefer of Kunkle; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Belvia Rutledge and Helen Double; four brothers, Alfred, Leon, Denver and Ross Keefer; a granddaughter, Rhonda Keefer VanDyke; and a daughter-in-law, Betsy Oberlin Keefer.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gorham-Fayette Fire and Rescue.
Inez E. Clady
(1918 - 2004)
HOLGATE - Inez E. Clady, 85, of Holgate, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2004, at the Henry County Hospital.
Born Oct. 25, 1918, at Holgate, to Carrie M. (Ricker) and Phillip Rettig, she married William Behrens on Jan. 8, 1938, and he preceded her with her two sons, Larry and James Behrens, on April 10, 1943. She then married Robert Clady on Feb. 21, 1948, and he survives in Holgate.
A retired farm wife and homemaker, she was a member of the Peace Reformed Church, Napoleon. She was also a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau and the Gleaners Society.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Ray (and wife, Sheila) Clady of Napoleon; daughters, Kay Baldwin of Defiance, Mrs. Dave (May) Seedorf of Malinta, Mrs. Paul (Fay) Hagen of Holgate and Gay Clady of Bryan; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Erma Clady of Napoleon.
In addition to her husband and sons, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Rettig; a grandson, Guy Seedorf; and a granddaughter, Candace Seedorf.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, Holgate, and one hour prior to services in the Peace Reformed Church, Napoleon, on Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Harvey Opp to officiate. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance.
Memorials may be made to the church, the Filling Home of Mercy, or to a charity of the donor's choice.