(1927 - 2005)
WESTLAKE - Donna F. Walden, 77, of Westlake and formerly of Bryan, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare-Westlake.
Born Sept. 13, 1927, at Pulaski, to Jennie (Bowers) and Elgie Meyer, she married Gaylord F. Walden on Sept. 25, 1948, and he survives in Westlake.
A 1945 graduate of West Unity High School, she had previously been employed at Bryan Custom Plastics.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan and the United Methodist Women.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 56 years, are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Patricia) Jason of Avon Lake; a grandson, John Jason of Avon Lake; a brother, Merle Meyers of Smithville, Tenn.; a sisters, Wanda Underhill of Cypress, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Clair Baker of Ney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Arva Baker; and a brother, Paul "Jake" Meyers on Dec. 16, 2004.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dwight Bowers to officiate. Burial will be in the Shiffler Cemetery in Pulaski.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church of Bryan or to the American Heart Association.
Charles F. White Jr.
(1946 - 2005)
Charles F. White Jr., 58, of Bryan, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident which occurred at U.S. 127 and County Road 15.D. Born Oct. 19, 1946, at Toledo, he was the son of Rhonda M. (Large) and Charles F. White Sr. A residential monitor at Fresh Start through the Four County Drug and Alcohol Board, he was a member of the Eastland Baptist Church in Bryan.
A 1965 graduate of Toledo Macomber High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran. There will be no visitation or services held. Arrangements are being handled by the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Children's Fund Account No. 869332953 c/o Burr Funeral Home & Crematory, 225 East High St., Bryan, OH 43506.
Kenneth R. Hummel
(1954 - 2005)
LEASBURG, Mo. - Kenneth R. Hummel, 50, of Leasburg, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, in his home.
The son of Doris M. (Grodrian) and Anton J. Hummel, he was born Sept. 9, 1954, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was employed by Daimler Chrysler and was a member of Local 110 UAW, The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis and the Fraternal Organization of the Eagles.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John (Veronica S.) Landfair of Cecil, Ohio, a brother, James A. (and wife, Wilma) Hummel of Imperial, and sisters, Marceille "Marci" Hummel of Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Todd (Michelle D.) Adkins of Roanoke, Va.; five nieces, Lori, Deb, Jan, Kaitlyn and Abigail; six nephews, Gene, Denny, Tim, Jeff, Matt and Nate; beloved friend Julia Foster; and great-nieces, great-nephews, aunt, uncle and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and two nieces, Cathy and Casey.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at the Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the chapel, with interment in Shepherd Hills Cemetery.
(1929 - 2005)
FAYETTE - Irene L. Figgins, 76, Fayette, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at St. LukeÕs Hospital in Maumee.
The daughter of Caroline (Burkholder) and Walter Kutzley, she was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Morenci, Mich. She was married to Douglas Lichtenwald, and he preceded her in death in 1971. She married Walter Grau in 1976, and he preceded her in death in 1990. She later married Edward Figgins in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 6, 1993, and he survives.
Formerly employed at Fayette Tubular Products and retired from Sheridan in Wauseon, she attended the Fayette United Methodist Church and was a member of the Fire Bells and the Fayette Boosters.
Surviving, in addition to her husband Ed, are daughters, Mrs. Bill (Kathy) Amos, Mrs. Curtis (Karen) Bentley and Vicki Lichtenwald (and Mark Farnham), all of Fayette; sons, Allan (and wife, Ella) Lichtenwald, David (Rebecca) Lichtenwald and Ronald (Melody) Lichtenwald, all of Fayette; a stepson, Mike (Daun) Figgins of Fayette; stepdaughters, Cynthia, Beverly and Barbara Figgins, all of Fayette; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Bernita Schmidt, both of Morenci; a brother, Victor Kutzley of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Marlyn Kutzley of Morenci. Preceding her in death, in addition to her husbands Douglas and Walter, was a brother, Howard. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Hopkins to officiate. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.
Memorials may be made to the Fayette Boosters Club.
Iva I. Campbell
(1912 - 2005)
Iva I. Campbell, 92, of Bryan, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at her residence.
Born Nov. 8, 1912, at Hicksville, to Etta (Heskett) and Curtis Mock, she married Paul H. Campbell on Aug. 27, 1933, at Toledo, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2000.
Employed as a sales clerk at Gorney-Winzeler's and the former Uhlmans store in Bryan, until her retirement in September 1977, she was a precinct volunteer with the Williams County Board of Elections and taught oil painting for nine years at Winterset Park, Fla.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan, and a past member of the Bryan Moose Lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Ted (and wife, Sherry) Campbell of Columbus, Ind. and Thomas Lee (Kuniko) Campbell of Mill Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Bud (Carolyn) Fenter of Melbourne, Fla. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Morris and Herschel Mock.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 1-5 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Theron Diehl to officiate. Burial will follow in Shiffler Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bryan Senior Center.
Fern I. Huber
(1912 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Fern I. Huber, 92, of Montpelier, died Thursday morning, March 3, 2005, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier, following a lingering illness.
Born April 15, 1912, at Edon, to Pearly Grace (Kuster) and Elga Minor Bratton, she married Raymond W. Huber on Oct. 5, 1935, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1981.
A homemaker and retired sales clerk, she had been a resident of Montpelier since 1932. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Montpelier, the JOY Sunday School class of the church and a past member of the former Montpelier Grange.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jo) Mercer of Montpelier; two grandchildren, Mrs. Eric (Cheryl) McCarty of Montpelier and Douglas (and wife, Danette) Mercer of Montpelier; four great-grandchildren, Katie Jo McCarty, Kyle McCarty, Brant Mercer and Collin Mercer; and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Huber of Bryan and Jan Huber of North Richland Hills, Texas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian J. Osborn on Oct. 12, 2002.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Montpelier, with the Rev. Robert Damschroder to officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers of Williams County.
Merrill A. Tewksbury
(1925 - 2005)
STRYKER - Merrill A. Tewksbury, 79, of West Unity, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier.
Born July 8, 1925, he was the son of Myrtle (Baribeau) and Merrill Tewksbury.
Prior to his retirement, he had worked at Holabirds Company in Bryan, Ron Crisp Tires in Stryker and then at Chase Brass in Montpelier.
A Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class, he was a member of the Pioneer American Legion Post, the Montpelier VFW and the Montpelier Eagles.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Scott of Wyoming, Mich., Mrs. Paul (Chris) Carlin of Bryan, Jeanie Allgire of Stryker and Mrs. Donnie (Ronda) Carter of Jeromesville; six sons, Dale Tewksbury, Brian Tewksbury and Harold Tewksbury, all of Grand Rapids, Mich., Gary (and wife, Dee) Tewksbury of Comstock Park, Mich., Duane Tewksbury and Rick (Rene) Tewksbury, both of Bryan; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Scott; a son-in-law, Andy Allgire; a brother, Darwin Tewksbury; and a sister, Jeanette Miedema.
Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Grace Community Church, Bryan, with Pastor Sam Byroads and Pastor Mike Kelly to officiate. Interment will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Oakwood Cemetery, Stryker.
Memorials may be made to the family.