(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.
William E. Keller
(1946 - 2005)
WEST UNITY - William E. "Bill" Keller, 58, of West Unity and a former Montpelier area resident, died late Monday night, March 28, 2005, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., following being injured in a fall on Monday morning at his home.
Born Nov. 2, 1946, in Bridgewater Township, Williams County, to Georgia Mae (Barnes) and David Walter Keller, he has been a Williams County resident most of his life.
A 1963 graduate of Camden-Frontier High School, he was a machine operator with Challenge-Cook Brothers, Inc. of Bryan for 24 years until the plant closed in 1985.
Surviving are three sons, Shane (Pamela Sidle) Keller of Montpelier, Chad (and wife, Deborah) Keller of Pioneer and Jeremy (Amber) Keller of Montpelier; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Candice) Landis of Pioneer; a stepdaughter, Mrs. William (Christy) Pippin of Pioneer; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a half brother, Ronald (Wilma) Keller of Fremont, Ind.; a stepbrother, Joe Coburn of Ocala, Fla.; two half sisters, Judy Gibson of Montgomery, Mich. and Mrs. Bill (Jackie) Sutton of North Adams, Mich.; and an uncle, Ray (Pat) VanAuken of Bryan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Jeanne Mae Keller in October 1970; his stepmother, Oma Keller; and a half sister, Juanita Groom.
Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Ronald Keller to officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to The Williams County Diabetic Club or The Williams County Kidney Foundation.
Rozeal M. "Rosie" Rex
(1905 - 2005)
Rozeal M. "Rosie" Rex, 99, formerly of Bryan died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Brookview Healthcare Center, Defiance, where she had been a resident for the past five years.
Born Sept. 23, 1905, at Blakeslee, to Martha (Lirot) and Henry Studer, she married Orville S. Rex on June 26, 1935, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2003.
A homemaker, she had been a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Colette "Kelly" Lee of Mark Center; a grandson, Stephen Lee of Durham, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Kristi and Michelle Lee; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Dolores) Cape of Edgerton; and four nieces, Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Houck of Bryan, Mrs. DeVonn (Dorothy) Werder of Hicksville, Gloria Sunderman of Defiance and Mrs. Dan (Myra) Koop of Plano, Texas.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Clark Rex; a daughter, Mary Leatherman; two sisters, Lillian Burns and Dorothy Studer; and two brothers, Mersealle and Vandrille Studer.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, with Father Charles Ritter to officiate. Interment will follow in St. JosephÕs Catholic Cemetery, Blakeslee. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church Building Fund.
James L. Blaisdell
(1943 - 2005)
James L. Blaisdell, 61, of Bryan, died unexpectedly, Monday, March 28, 2005, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.
Born May 20, 1943, in Bryan, to Doris M. (Mack) and Kay F. Blaisdell, he married Gwendolyn K. Hageman on Sept. 14, 1963, at Bryan, and she survives.
A project engineer working for Leader Engineering since October of 2004, he had previously been employed by the former Prairie Materials and also Challenge-Cook Brothers for over 30 years. He was a member of the Williams County Conservation League and the Stryker SportsmanÕs Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Delila) Siburt of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Ron (Kristine) Smith of Montpelier, Mrs. Dan (Melissa) Mann of Casper, Wyo. and Keira Myers of Bryan; five granddaughters; three grandsons; his mother, Doris M. Blaisdell of Bryan; five brothers, Robert of Edgerton, George and Kenneth, both of Bryan, and Michael (and wife, Ruth) Blaisdell of Willard; five sisters, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Hosler of Bryan, Mrs. Bill (Beverly) Glore of Edgerton, Patricia Loomis of West Unity and Mrs. Ed (Karen) Mowrey of Aurora, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Harry Keller; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Marilyn Keller.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Doug Schrock to officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Conservation League or to a charity of the donorÕs choice.