Cassandra L. Rickman
(1988 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Cassandra L. Rickman, 17, of Montpelier, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident at Ohio 576 and County Road P.50.
Born Sept. 5, 1988, at Oregon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Teresa A. (Rogers) and Scott M. Rickman.
A junior at North Central High School in Pioneer, she was a member of the softball team, FCCLA, Outdoor Venturing Club, band, Spanish club, SADD, FTC and SOAR. She attended the Pioneer Nazarene Church.
Surviving are her mother, Teresa (Randy Harris) Rickman of Toledo; her father, Scott (and wife, Becky) Rickman of Montpelier; four brothers, Scott, Wyatt, Garret and Hunter, all of Montpelier; a stepbrother, Josh Harris of Toledo; maternal grandparents, George Rogers of Toledo and Phyllis Rogers of Oregon; an uncle, Timothy Rickman of Montpelier; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. in the North Central school with Pastor Wayne Sweely to officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Humane Society.
Elsie "Granny Bea" Kiser
(1906 - 2005)
FAYETTE - Elsie "Granny Bea" Kiser, 98, of Fayette, died Thursday evening, Oct. 20, 2005, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home in Wauseon.
Born Dec. 12, 1906, at Stratton, Va., to Nellie (Dyer-Sutherland) and Shade Bowman, she married the Rev. Jack Kiser and he preceded her in death in 1961.
A resident of Stratton, Va. until moving to Fayette two years ago, she was a homemaker and had been a cook at the Ervington School for several years. She was a member of the Dyers Chapel at Stratton, Va.
Surviving is a son-in-law, Ken Kowalski of Fayette; two grandchildren, Chandrea Kowalski of Fayette and Chad Kowalski of Columbus; three sisters, Joyce Burk of St. Paul, Va., Grace Buchanan of Niceville, Fla. and Madeline Amburgey of Madisonville, Tenn.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Maria Kowalski; five brothers, Ern Bowman, Raymond Bowman, Oliver Bowman, Node Bowman and Obe Bowman; and three sisters, Buelah Fletcher, Gertrude Burk and Virginia Bowman.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Dyers Chapel at Stratton with interment in the Presley Place Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold assisted the family with local arrangements.
(1955 - 2005)
VAN WERT - Dennis Chehi, 50, of Van Wert, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born Feb. 19, 1955, at Hicksville, he was the son of Helen (Westfall) and Lewis Chehi.
He was employed as a truck driver.
Surviving are five children, Amy Jo, Nick, Kari, Christopher, Tony and Denny Jr.; four sisters, Betty Sprow of Hicksville, Phyllis Denning of Urbana, Pamela Talmage of Grand Rapids and Kim Chehi of Defiance; and a brother, David Chehi of Urbana.
Preceding him in death was a sister and three brothers.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville, date and time are pending.
Memorials may be made to Smith & Brown Funeral Home.
(1981 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Robert Salinas, 24, of Archbold, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Archbold.
Born May 23, 1981, at Weslaco, Texas, to Maria Leal, he married Abigail Reyes on Dec. 27, 2000, and she survives.
A resident of Defiance until moving to Archbold four years ago, he had worked at Bil-Jax Inc. in Archbold for the past six years. He was a member of the Extreme Victory Fellowship in Archbold. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five sons, Robert Jr., Caleb, Joshua, Samuel and Nehemiah, all at home; his mother, Maria Leal of Archbold; two brothers, Andres Salinas of McCallen, Texas, and Adan Salinas of Archbold; a sister, Ta–a Salinas of Texas; and a grandmother, Aurelia Leal of Pharr, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-9 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home, Archbold.
Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Archbold United Methodist Church with Pastor Eliazar Reyes to officiate. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery.
Stella B. Durchuck
(1920 - 2005)
Stella B. Durchuck, 85, of Bryan and formerly of Trenton, N.J., died suddenly on Oct. 20, 2005, in the emergency room at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Born Feb. 6, 1920, at Trenton, N.J., to Sophie (Lysko) and John Nazar, she married Andrew C. Durchuck on Sept. 2, 1945, and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1985.
She had attended Trenton Central High School and had been employed in the dietary departments at Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, N.J. and the Ewing Township school system. During World War II, she worked at Switlik Parachute Company.
She was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Trenton, N.J. where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She was a member of the Rosary Society Group Five and a former member of the church choir.
She relocated to Bryan in 1994 to be near her daughter and her family who were her caregivers. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Kotowski of Bryan; grandchildren, Mrs. Kristine (Durchuck) Vick of Raleigh, N.C., Paul Durchuck of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Susan Kotowski of Madeira, Mrs. Ellen (Kotowski) Hogan of Clayton; stepgrandchildren, David Kotowski of Mt. Airy, Md. and Mrs. Leigh (Kotowski) Pellatiro of Baldwin, Md.; twin great-grandchildren, Michael Vick and Katie Vick of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Sophie Hancin of Lawrenceville, N.J.; a niece, Alice Liput of Lawrenceville, N.J.; great-niece, Mrs. Jon (Lori) McMahon of Scotch Plains, N.J. and a great-nephew, Scott Liput of Palm City, Fla.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Stella; and a son, John A. Durchuck in 1997.
Cremation will take place and a memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Trenton, N.J. followed by burial in St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Arrangements will be handled by Burr Funeral Home and Crematory, Bryan, and Winowicz Funeral Home, Trenton, N.J.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Humane Society, 9464 Williams County Rd. 13, Bryan, OH, 43506.
Mariana N. Sudholtz
(1923 - 2005)
SHERWOOD - Mariana N. Sudholtz, 82, of Sherwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Defiance County, to Mayme (Reeder) and Charles Notestine, she married Herbert W. Sudholtz on Feb. 17, 1946, at Defiance, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2001. A graduate of Ney High School, she worked as a greeter for many years at Greenhisen-Tilton Funeral Home in Sherwood. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood, the Ney American Legion Auxiliary and the Sherwood Community Club.
Surviving are a son, Alfred (and wife, Shanon) Sudholtz of Sherwood; a daughter, Arlene Murphy of Sherwood; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; and a brother, Don (Bernice) Notestine of Dayton.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Gerig; and a son-in-law, Roger Murphy.
Visitation will be today from 2-9 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church, Sherwood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Robert Eble to officiate. Burial will be at Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
Mabel Grace Nerad
(1913 - 2005)
VAN WERT - Mabel Grace Nerad, 91, of Van Wert and formerly of Bryan, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
Born Dec. 16, 1913, in Richland County, to Jessie (Hoffman) and Harris Kennedy, she married Elmer Charles Nerad, and he preceded her in death in 1972.
She had been employed as a cook at Hotel Elder, Lamars, Lester's Diner and Kaufman's, all in Bryan, and retired from Allied Moulded Plastics, Bryan.
Surviving are sons Theodore James (and wife, Marcia) Nerad of Coldwater, Mich. and Patric Harris Nerad of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Christine Marie Nerad of Van Wert; grandchildren, Marcus Nerad, Elisa Boekhoff, Susan Mosko, Paul Nerad, David Nerad and Christopher Homan; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ada Krupinski of Cleveland.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Charles Nerad; a brother, Walter Kennedy; and three sisters, Marie Savage, Mildred Gross and Dorothy Croushore.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Edward W. Jillson to officiate.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.