Doris M. Blaisdell
(1920 - 2005)
Doris M. Blaisdell, 85, of Bryan, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan, where she had been a resident the past 15 months.
Born Sept. 11, 1920, in Hillsdale County, Mich., to Florence (Waldvogel) and Elmer Mack, she married Kay F. Blaisdell on June 20, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1989.
A homemaker, she had lived at the west edge of Bryan for 63 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Hosler and Mrs. Bill (Beverly) Glore, both of Bryan, Patricia Loomis of West Unity and Mrs. Ed (Karen) Mowrey of Aurora, Colo.; four sons, Robert Blaisdell of Edgerton, George and Kenneth Blaisdell, both of Bryan and Michael (and wife, Ruth) Blaisdell of Willard; a son-in-law, Harry Keller of West Unity; a daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn K. Blaisdell of Bryan; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn Keller; a son, James L. Blaisdell; her twin sister, Dorothy Riegsecker; a sister, Eloise Peugeot; two grandchildren, Mark and Brenda Glore; and a son-in-law, Paul Loomis.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Doug Schrock to officiate. Interment will be in Shiffler Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, The Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton Counties, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Ralph H. Shade
(1917 - 2005)
Ralph H. Shade, 88, of Bryan, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Dilworth Center in Montpelier.
Born July 5, 1917, in Williams County, to Ada (Flowers) and George Shade, he married Gonda I. Replogle on Sept. 22, 1939, and she survives.
A supervisor at the Aro Corporation in Bryan for 37 years, retiring in 1979, he attended the Evansport United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Bryan Moose and Bryan Eagles and was one of the founding members of the Suburban Golf Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Larry (and wife, Kay) Shade of Stryker; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Debra) Towne of Bryan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Deborah Kaylor to officiate. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
Helen Marie Phillips
(1933 - 2005)
HICKSVILLE - Helen Marie Phillips, 71, of Hicksville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at her residence.
Born Nov. 14, 1933, in Hicksville, to Mildred (Piper) and Daryl Teegardin, she married John "Speck" Phillips on March 15, 1953, and he survives.
The owner of Helen's Fabrics in Hicksville for 12 years, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hicksville and a member of the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary in Hicksville.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Michael John (and wife, Ellen) of Lexington, S.C. and Ronald Lee (Zoeanne) of Woodburn, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. David (Debra Ann) Gallagher of Columbia City, Ind.; three grandchildren, Chad (Roselee) Phillips of Spokane, Wash., Kristi Marie of Woodburn, Ind. and Rod Michael Hissong of Dayton; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Teegardin of Charleston, S.C. and Arthur Teegardin of Sherwood; and three sisters, Mary Hartman of Kinderhook, Mich., Betty Hoover and Edith Webster, both of Bryan.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Archie Teegardin; and a sister, Margorie Teegardin.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. with an Eagles Auxiliary Service to be held at 7 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Fugate of St. John Lutheran Church to officiate. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Zona Maxine Sweet
(1917 - 2005)
SWANTON - Zona Maxine Sweet, 88, of Swanton, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare in Swanton.
Born April 1, 1917, in Findlay, to Hattie Belle (Fisher) and Willard J. Bartchlett, she married Perry Sweet and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1951.
She was a homemaker the majority of her life.
Surviving are her children, Mrs. Donald (Rose) Sweet, Mrs. George (Lucy) Michel, Mrs. Richard (Stella) Jaques, Anita Jean Runyan, Perry (and wife, Connie) Sweet, Mrs. Ralph (Mary Jane) Case, Mrs. Steve (Ruth Ann) Kruss, Mrs. Thomas (Betty June) Mitchell; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wilbur, John and Frank Bartchlett; a sister, Lorraine; and special long-time companion, Richard Willis. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Schlicher to officiate. Interment will follow at Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Kidney Foundation.
Marlo E. Williams
(1933 - 2005)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Marlo E. Williams, 71, of Tucson and a former resident of Bryan and Montpelier, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.
He was born in Amboy Township, Mich., to Kathleen and Lowell Williams.
A member of the Casas Adobe Baptist Church, he was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry in Tucson.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia (Powser) Williams; his three children, Vicky Simpson of Tucson, Dan E. Williams of Bryan, Ohio, and Bonnie Rickenberg of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two granddaughters, Lindsay and Courtney; his mother, Kathleen Williams of Bradenton, Fla.; and twin sisters, Marilyn Bickham of Santa Fe, N.M. and Rosilyn Shepard of Greenville.
A private service was held in Tucson on Aug. 30 at the Desert Sunset Funeral Home.
Kerstin Ing-Mary Whiteman
(1919 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Kerstin Ing-Mary Whiteman, 85, of Archbold, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.
Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Avasta, Sweden, to Kerstin (Hedin) and Aron Wecksell, she married the Rev. William Whiteman on June 22, 1979, and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a dietitian for St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was a member of the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rev. David (Carol) Dyck of Archbold and Mrs. Mark (Martha) Ross of Lewisville, Texas; two sons, William (and wife, Dianne) Whiteman of Ira, Vt., Bruce (Marcy) Whiteman of Archbold; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Fairlawn Chapel.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church with Pastor Brad Bame to officiate. Memorials may be made to the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church or Fairlawn Haven.
The Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of arrangements.
Claron 'Curly' Eugene Wonderly
(1918 - 2005)
Claron 'Curly' Eugene Wonderly, 87, of Bryan, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton.
Born Feb. 23, 1918, at Mark Center, to Florence (Carver) and Fred Wonderly, he married Ferne Gunderman on Feb. 10, 1940, and she preceded him in death in 1990.
A lifelong farmer, he had also worked for 31 years as a heavy equipment operator for LaFarge Corporation, Paulding.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Margie) Rinkel of Bryan and Mrs. Kyle (Cheri) Vance of Sherwood; six grandchildren, Tony Rinkel, Scott (and wife, Tricia) Rinkel, Mrs. Scott (Melissa) Maneval, and Brandon, Brian and Brogan Vance; five great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Emily and Timothy Maneval and Landon and Lance Rinkel; and three sisters, Phyllis Burd of Edon, Mrs. Deloy (Lucille) Osmun of Edon and Maxine Potter of Huntertown, Ind.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Eble to officiate. Burial will follow at Lost Creek Cemetery, Farmer.
Memorials may be made to Friends of Feline Rescue Center (FFRC) of Defiance County and Earth Angels, Inc.