Dana E. Calvin
Dana E. Calvin, 92, of Bryan, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Among his survivors are two daughters, Judy VanWagner and Denise McMullin.
Arrangements are pending at the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity.
Marlin J. Beem
(1924 - 2005)
CAMDEN, Mich. - Marlin J. Beem, 80, of Camden, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at the Litchfield Nursing Center, Litchfield.
Born Dec. 11, 1924, to Fern Beem and Clarence Thurston, he married Mary Ellen Reynolds on March 16, 1951, at Angola, Ind. and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1993.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired machine operator at Dana-Weatherhead in Angola. He had formerly worked at the Montgomery Egg Company and at the Shell Oil Gas Station on the Indiana Toll road.
Formerly a resident of Ray and Frontier, he was a member of the Montgomery American Legion Post No. 156 and he was also a licensed private pilot.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Marcia) Raymond of Las Vegas, Nev. and Cathy Null of Hillsdale; three sons, Jerry (and wife, Deborah) Beem of Pleasant Lake, Ind., David (Carol) Beem of Hillsdale and Jeff (Mary) Beem of Angola; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. Burial will be in Berg Cemetery, Montgomery, Mich.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 437 Fern Ave., Suite B, Jackson, MI 49202.
(1923 - 2005)
Raymond Wheeler, 82, of Bryan, died early Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Sept. 7, 1923, at Bryan, to Lucile (White) and Ray Wheeler, he married Irene Rickard on March 1, 1947, in Toledo, and she preceded him in death on May 28, 1995.
The manager of the Indiana Employment Security Division Office in Auburn, Ind., he was previously with the U.S. Postal Service. He had served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Bryan.
He was also a member of the Bryan VFW and helped found the Bryan Meals on Wheels, volunteering for over 20 years.
Surviving are brothers, Fredrick (and wife, Mary) Wheeler of Ney, Richard Wheeler of Stryker, James (Mary) Wheeler of Edgerton, Robert (Sharyn) Wheeler of Bryan, Paul (Kay) Wheeler of Volo, Ill. and Larry (Marcille) Wheeler of Bryan; and sisters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Blomeke of Fort Wayne, Ind., Betty Edwards of Bryan, Beverly Comden of Ney, Mrs. Gaylord (Pauline) Davis of Bryan and Shirley McCreery of Antwerp.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Anna Walker, Dorothy Jean Rath, Evelyn Tarr and Carolyn Wheeler.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Snavely to officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery-Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ-Bryan or to the donor's choice.
Dr. Victor Lamar Connelly
(1908 - 2005)
AUBURN, N.Y. - Dr. Victor Lamar Connelly, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in Auburn, N.Y. Born Nov. 26, 1908, in Ney, Ohio, he worked at odd jobs through Ohio Northern College, including door-to-door magazine, refrigerator and vacuum cleaner sales.
Unable to find work as a new graduate during the summer of 1932, he began pitching for professional fastpitch softball teams. For the next several summers, companies supported him in northwestern Ohio including Swift MeatPacking, Ohio Outdoor Ad and Isaac Scrap Metal Co. and in Colorado the Black Diamond Mines.
During winters, he taught in a one-room schoolhouse, a middle school and eventually a high school. He graduated with a University of Oregon DMD degree at the age of 35 in 1944, during World War II, he was a dentist in the army for a brief time. After the war, he began practicing in Portland and a year later Seattle.
In 1947, he set up practice in Santa Monica, Calif., where he practiced for 36 years, retiring at 75. His patients included Olivia Newton-John, Andy Granatelli, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, and the Lawrence Welk family.
A member of the Riviera Golf and Country Club for half a century, he often played with Dean Martin, Mickey Rooney and many other celebrities.
In about 1939, he married Gertrude Emily Warren of Portland. Their marriage broke up in 1955 and she died in 1961.
Surviving are a son, David Warren (and wife, Kathleen) Connelly of Auburn, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Linda Casey) Weaver of Santa Rosita Beach, Fla.; a grandchild, Patrick Connelly of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews, including Ned Garver of Bryan, Ohio, Florence Connelly Poulson of Edgerton, Ohio, Don Garver of Bryan, Alice Connelly Sims of Ney, Ohio and Mildred Connelly Chatterton of Edgerton.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Ney Church of God in Ney. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.
The Brew Funeral Home, Auburn, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde E. Weber
(1919 - 2005)
WAUSEON - Clyde E. Weber, 86, of Wauseon, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.
Born Jan. 24, 1919, to Inez (Wyse) and George Weber, he married Anna Haas in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1978. He then married Eris Barnes and she survives.
Prior to retirement, he was a farmer and carpenter for many years. He was also a bus driver for York Township Schools.
He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon and Zion United Methodist Church, rural Wauseon. He was a member of the Wauseon Tree Committee and a charter member of the Fulton County Men's Garden Club.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Beverly) Weber-Ayers of Wauseon and Sue Crawford of Bryan; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Miller of Archbold and Mary Bockelman of Napoleon.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his first wife, were his parents; an infant son, Larry; an infant daughter, Jo Ann; two brothers, Howard and Lowell Weber; and a son-in-law, James Crawford.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-8 p.m. in the Zion United Methodist Church, County Road 11, rural Wauseon.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Krieger to officiate. A service of intermenty will follow at 2 p.m. in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Zion United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon.
Lillian T. Reeves
(1911 - 2005)
HILLSDALE, Mich. - Lillian T. Reeves, 94, of Hillsdale, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.
Born Sept. 22, 1911, at Wappapello, Mo., to Ethel (Puckett) and J.P. Hemby, she married the Rev.. Homer C. Reeves on Sept. 18, 1933, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
A resident of Hillsdale the majority of her life, she was a member of the El Bethel Church. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Rev. Pat (Joyce) Wilson of Madisonville, Ky.; four grandchildren, including Cindy Parsons of Bryan, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Clifford Calvin of Hillsdale; and a foster son, Stanley Culch of Ypsilanti.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Phyllis Calvin; a sister, Coral Lee Nosworthy; and a brother, George Hemby.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Pat Wilson to officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.