William T. Sampson
MONTPELIER - William T. Sampson, 78, of Montpelier, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the I.C.U. of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born Aug. 30, 1926, in Adrian, Mich., to Addie (Sharr) and Willis Sampson, he married Carolyn A. (Blinzler) Strawser and she preceded him in death in November 2003.
Retired from the U.S. Navy as an HMC E-7 after 30 years, he was a member of the Voiture NO. 997 Lenawee Co. 40/8, a life member of Morenci American Legion Post No. 368, Fleet Reserve and the Montpelier Eagles.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Danny (and wife Jodi) Krill of Angola, Ind.; a stepson, Jon (and wife, Pam) Strawser of Pioneer; five grandchildren; three brothers, Jim (Joyce) Sampson of Chillowack, British Columbia, Canada, Jack (Jan) Sampson of Morenci, Mich. and Richard (Ruth) Sampson of Pioneer; and two sisters, Mrs. George (Betty) Gould of Jackson, Mich. and Sharrlene Taylor of Florida.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Potts.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. in the Montpelier Eagles Lodge with Jack Sampson to officiate. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier, with graveside military rites to be performed by the Morenci American Legion. The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the Eagles Lodge.
Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier is in charge of arrangements.
SHERWOOD - Kathryn Joost, 82, of Sherwood, died Sunday evening, March 20, 2005, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center in Defiance.
Arrangements are pending with the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Sherwood.
(1911 - 2005)
WAUSEON - Dorothy Whitaker, 93, of Wauseon, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold.
Born Dec. 8, 1911, in Delta, she was the daughter of Sarah (Pittman) and Oscar Whitaker.
Prior to her retirement in 1978, she had served as deputy and clerk of courts from 1938 to 1978 in Fulton County.
After her retirement, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the Bloodmobile, over 4000 hours with the Fulton County Health Center Auxiliary, the Cancer Society, the Fulton County Senior Center and the Department of Human Services.
In 1980 she was elected as a member of the Wauseon City Charter and in 1987 she was chosen by the Wauseon Business and Professional Wome's Club as 'Woman of the Year'. She was also active with the Fulton County Republican Party, the Clerk of Courts Association and the Retired Employees Organization. In 1989 she was chosen as an honoree of the Area Office on Aging. She was a member of the First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ in Wauseon.
Surviving are nieces, Mary Clair, Mariann Bell and Karen Seagraves, and nephews, Bernard, Hal, Paul and Terry Henricks and Robert and Arthur Whitaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bernice Jones and Ora Henricks; and three brothers, Alfred, Orlo and Harry Whitaker.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the lounge of the First Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church in Wauseon, with the Rev. Mitch Maxted to officiate. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is in charge of arrangements.
(1962 - 2005)
STRYKER -Calvin Schoonover, 43, of Stryker, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born Jan. 23, 1962, at Morenci, Mich., he was the son of Patricia (Gardner) and Calvin 'Jimmy' Schoonover.
A 1980 graduate of Morenci High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating and served until 1985.
Surviving are his mother, Patricia Schoonover of Morenci; two sons, Bradley and Jacob; and a brother, Cecil John Schoonover of Morenci.
Preceding him in death were his father and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Morenci Church of the Nazarene. There will be no visitation. Burial will be private at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.
Arrangements were by the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.
Willard 'Butch' J. Roose Sr
(1945 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Willard 'Butch' J. Roose Sr., 60, of Archbold, died Saturday morning, March 19, 2005, at the Archbold Hospital.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, at White Sulfur Springs, W. Va., to Hazel (Wilcox) and Dwight Roose, he married Roberta Ruffer on Dec. 4, 1987, in Bryan, and she survives.
Employed at the Aro Corporation in Bryan for 17 years before retiring in 1989, he worked in inventory and repair. He was a member of the Bryan Moose and Eagles Clubs.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Michael Roose of Bryan, Joe (and wife, Denae) Roose Jr. of Bryan; stepchildren, Danny Morr of Bryan, Kris (Melissa) Lippert of Oceanside, Calif., Michele Bartelt of Lakewood, Colo., Brenda Lippert of Wauseon and Grant Biglin of Rockwood, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Pfiffer of Detroit, Mich. and Inez Prosser of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Silcox to officiate. Burial will follow in Shiffler Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
Robert A. Casper
(1972 - 2005)
MARK CENTER - Robert A. Casper, 32, of Mark Center, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born June 20, 1972, in Hicksville, he was the son of Janice R. (Bell) and Michael I. Casper.
A truck driver, he was previously employed at Edgerton Forge in Edgerton as a tow motor driver and attended the Life Changing Realities Fellowship in Edgerton.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancˇ, Kelly Lee of Mark Center; his paternal grandmother, Pauline Knorr of Bryan; his maternal grandmother, Marilyn Bell of Antwerp; a half brother, Steven Meredith of Antwerp; two sisters, Mrs. Tommy (Roxanne) Spicer of Newport, Ky. and Mrs. Robert (Suzanne) Breininger of Edgerton; three nieces and two nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory, Bryan.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Byron Adams to officiate. Burial will follow at the Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Life Changing Realities Fellowship of Edgerton or to the family.
Gilbert R. Baxter
(1931 - 2005)
SHERWOOD - Gilbert R. Baxter, 73, of Sherwood, died early Saturday morning, March 19, 2005, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center in Defiance.
Born April 18, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., to Helen P. (Sanquist) and Forest L. Baxter, he married Ellen Lou Quick in 1950, at Pontiac, Mich., and she preceded him in death in 1953. He later married Thelma Ruth Jones in 1960 and she preceded him in death in 1989.
He was a quality control inspector at Slater Tool Manufacturing in Mt. Clemons, Mich. for 20 years. Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Warren (Susan) Hart of Sherwood and Mrs. Gilbert (Susan) Gonzales of Clinton Twp., Mich.; granddaughters, Mrs. Mike (Kathy) Kennedy of Archbold, Mrs. Dan (Laura) Wallen of Defiance and Mrs. Henry (Tanya) Schaadt of Perrysburg; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Nagengast of Michigan; a niece, Mrs. Rob (Sheila) Fittery of Tennessee; and nephews, Butch (and wife, Alicia) Baxter and Bruce (Laura) Baxter, all of Michigan.
In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara Jan Baxter; and brothers, Lowell and Kenneth Baxter.
Visitation will be held today from 3-9 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Sherwood.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with burial following in Sherwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.