Wilbur L. Sigg
(1924 - 2004)
ARCHBOLD - Wilbur L. Sigg, 79, of Archbold, died Thursday morning, Dec. 23, 2004, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, where he had been a patient for five days. Born Dec. 26, 1924, at Henry CountyŐs Ridgeville Township, to Arvada (Leininger) and Milton Sigg, he married Viola Miller on Dec. 25, 1947, and she survives.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold/Napoleon area, he farmed, was active in the popcorn business for 70 years and retired from the Fayette Division of Dayton Walther Corp. in 1987.
He served in the European Theatre during World War II, receiving three bronze stars, and was a member of St. MartinŐs Lutheran Church in Archbold.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Kevin (and wife, Doretta) Sigg of Granger, Ind. and Keith Sigg of Fayette; two stepgrandsons; and a brother, Donald (Mildred) Sigg of Napoleon. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in St. MartinŐs Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas Lyberg to officiate. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion B.L.W. Post 311.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services.
Anthony J. "Tony" Hug
(1952 - 2004)
BLAKESLEE - Anthony J. "Tony" Hug, 52, of Blakeslee, died unexpectedly early Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at his home.
Born May 29, 1952, at Montpelier, he was the son of G. Pauline (Karnes) and Simon Hug. A graduate of Edon High School, he was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Blakeslee and had coached girls softball in Montpelier.
Surviving are a daughter, Josie Hug of Montpelier; five brothers, Terry Woodruff of Des Moines, Iowa, Thomas (and wife, Pat) Karnes of New Haven, Ind., Joseph (Judy) Hug of Blakeslee, and Philip (Susan) Hug and Jerry A. (Wanda) Hug, both of Bryan; a sister, Mrs. Steven (Victoria) Mays of Edon; his father, Simon "Pete" (Emma) Hug of Blakeslee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1999.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with a recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m., in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee with the Rev. Father Frederick Duschl to officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post No. 662.
Memorials may be made to a fund to be established for the education of Josie Hug or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Audrey Rohrs, 89, Bryan, died late Friday evening, Feb. 4, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare of Northwest Ohio-Bryan.
Arrangements are pending with the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Bryan.
SHERWOOD -Louis Bryan, 96, Sherwood, died Friday evening, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center in Defiance.
Arrangements are pending with the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Sherwood.
Amelia M. Bleeks
STRYKER - Amelia M. Bleeks, 77, formerly of Bryan, died early Friday morning, Feb. 4, 2005, in Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton.
The daughter of Freida (Badenhop) and Alfred Schroeder, she was born in Defiance County on March 10, 1927. On Oct. 28, 1951, she married Melvin J. Bleeks, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1987.
A lifelong homemaker, she was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Stryker, where she was involved in the Willing Workers group and served many years as a Sunday School teacher. She was employed for 13 years as a cook in the Tinora school district.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth (and wife, Karen) Bleeks of West Unity; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Judy) Fedderke of Evansport, Mrs. John (Debra) Pape of Montpelier and Mrs. Kim (Connie) Stoy of Montpelier; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Schroeder of Okolona; three sisters, Clara Bostelman of Napoleon, Viola Helberg of Okolona and Mary Ann Rosebrock of Leipsic; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a great-grandson, Ethan; two brothers, Herman and Albert Schroeder; and a sister, Florence Schroeder.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. in Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Lutheran Church in Stryker, with the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Interment will follow in Evansport Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ladies of First Lutheran Church, Stryker.
Tonny Carl Rudolph
MCCLURE - Tonny Carl Rudolph, 45, of McClure, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in McClure.
The son of Agneta and John Rudolph, he was born April 20, 1959, in Copenhagen, Denmark. A 1977 graduate of Napoleon High School, he was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and The Roberts-McMillen Legion Post 332 of McClure. He had served in the U.S. Army, R.A., for over two years, from 1981-1984.
Surviving are his father, John (and wife, Bernadine) Rudolph of McClure; his mother, Mrs. William (Agneta) Eschenbrenner of McClure; three sisters, Lucia Rudolph of McClure, Mrs. Ben (Katrina) Carpenter of Glenford and Asta Rudolph of McClure; his grandmother, Johanne Frederiksen of Copenhagen, Denmark; a stepsister, Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Perdue of Stryker; four stepbrothers, Garry Eschenbrenner of Stryker, Tom Middleton and Tim Middleton, both of Napoleon, and Bill Middleton of Oceanside, Calif.
Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Peter Frederiksen and Clifton Rudolph; and his grandmother, Agnes Rudolph.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home in McClure.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the VA National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family or to the Roberts McMillen Legion Post 332 of McClure.
Nora H. Scott
Nora H. Scott, 87, of Bryan, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born July 7, 1917, in Pioneer, she was the daughter of Lela (Allomong) and George Yoder.
At one time, she was employed at Pioneer Transformer and prior to that she had worked at Ohio Art. Surviving are a son, Phil (and wife, Peggy) Fix of Bryan; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Vern (Neta) Gebert of Montpelier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gale Fix; two brothers, Forrest and Maurice. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Susan K. Roads to officiate.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.