Wavel Dell Tonjes
(1914 - 2005)
SHERWOOD - Wavel Dell Tonjes, 91, of Sherwood, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.
Born June 8, 1914, in Farmer Twp., Defiance County, to Chloe (Lawton) and Roy Scranton, she married Lester H. Tonjes on Dec. 12, 1936, at Napoleon, and he preceded her in death in 1987. A 1932 graduate of Farmer High School, Farmer, she and her husband owned and operated a family farm in Mark Twp. and she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood. She was involved as a volunteer and an officer in the Lutheran Ladies Aide, Lutheran Woman's Missionary League, Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. She was a council member of the Defiance County Farm Bureau and the Mark Center PTA.
Surviving are two sons, Larry L. (and wife, Martha) of Hicksville and Bruce A. (Arlene) of Winter Haven, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Darrell of Farmer and Lowell Scranton of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Visitation will be held today and Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, and Wednesday after 9 a.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church, Sherwood.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Robert D. Eble to officiate. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to the church or the family.
Patricia Mae Bacon
(1940 - 2005)
Patricia Mae Bacon, 65, of Bryan, died Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 2005, at Dream Haven Adult Group Home, Edgerton.
Born July 4, 1940, at Ada, to Anne (Walter) and Robert Marx, she married Stanley E. Bacon on Nov. 10, 1961, in Toledo, and he survives.
A graduate of DeVilbis High School in Toledo and also of Stautzenberger College, Toledo, she was a homemaker for her adult life and was a member of the Bryan Alliance Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children, Bart (and wife, Trisha) Bacon, Jeffrey Bacon, Cheryl Bergman, Mrs. Ric (Charlotte) Cassidy and John Bacon, all of Bryan, Gregory (Gina) Bacon of Leesburg, Ga., and Mrs. Travis (Joy) Carpenter of Camden, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Bonnie) Marx of Piqua and Tom (Paula) Marx of Athens; a sister, Carol Tiller of Toledo; and mother and father-in-law, Wanda and John Bacon of Fayette.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, and Wednesday one hour prior to services in the Bryan Alliance Church, 11293 Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Gary Keisling to officiate. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to Dream Haven Licensed Adult Group Home, 233 East Morrison St., Edgerton, Ohio 43517.
Mary F. "Sue" Hornsby
(1933 - 2005)
NAPOLEON - Mary F. "Sue" Hornsby, 72, of Napoleon, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2005, at the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo.
Born Oct. 23, 1933, in Napoleon, she was the daughter of the Helen (Smith) and Forrest Motter. On June 2, 1951, her first marriage was to William E. Wiseman, and he survives in Supply, N.C. Her second marriage was to Fred Hornsby and they divorced.
A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Napoleon, she was a graduate of Napoleon High School and had worked for the former Napco Plastics of Wauseon as a press operator, retiring in 2000 after 37 years.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis "Bounce" Wiseman of Napoleon and Jason (and wife, Donna) Wiseman of Melrose; two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Teresa) Grzegorzewski of Bryan and Patricia Wiseman of Defiance; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two infant sons, Robert and Douglas Wiseman; and a brother, Charles "Chuck" A. Motter.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Napoleon, with a rosary service at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the mortuary, with Father Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will be in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth E. Miller
(1922 - 2005)
HICKSVILLE - Ruth E. Miller, 83, of Hicksville, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born March 23, 1922, at Antwerp, to Lottie (Stevenson) and Paul Tracy, she married Gerald L. Miller in June of 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1999.
She had retired from Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Meine of Antwerp and Sandra Shumate of Hicksville; a son, Michael P. Miller of Hicksville; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Archer; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Clarence Zimmerman to officiate. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Thomas L. Roth
(1945 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Thomas L. Roth, 60, of Archbold, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 26, 1945, at Wauseon, to Wilma (Stamm) and Glen A. Roth, he married Sally Short on Jan. 23, 1966, and she survives.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed, worked at Frey & Sons in Archbold and worked in sales at Liechty Farm Equipment in Archbold the past 16 years.
He was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker, where he taught Sunday School many years and currently served on the Leadership Team. He was also a member of the Gideons International, serving as the Memorial Bible Chairman of the Fulton County Camp. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Corey Roth of Archbold and Christian Roth of Bluffton; a daughter, Carrie Kruse of Bluffton; a brother, Gene (and wife, Shelia) Roth of Archbold; and a sister, Mrs. William (Dawn) Walsh of Archbold.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Lou Yoder.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastors Allen Rutter and Pamela Graf Short to officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lockport Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is serving the family.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, the Lockport Mennonite Church or the donor's favorite charity.
Gaylord F. Walden
AVON LAKE - Gaylord F. Walden, 78, of Avon Lake, died Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 2005, at the Bradley Bay Health Center in Bay Village.
Among his survivors is his daughter, Patricia Walden-Jason.
Arrangements are pending at the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity.
(1909 - 2005)
Iva Mae Poth, 95, died early Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Dec. 21, 1909, at Hillsdale County, Mich., to Lucy Josephine (Cooper) and George Mohr, she married Don M. Poth and he preceded her in death.
A 1928 graduate of Pioneer High School, she worked as an assembly worker for 35 years at Ohio Art Company in Bryan.
She was a charter member and 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bryan, a member of the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, and was a volunteer for nursing homes. She was a member of Lick Creek Church of the Brethren where she was a former president of the Loyalty Circle and a World War II Mother.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David I. (Rosemary) Dean of Bryan; grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a stepson, Bert Poth of Napoleon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bertha Fackler; and an infant sister, two stepsons and two stepdaughters.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Burt Road, Ransom Township, Hillsdale County, Mich., with the Rev. David Miller of the Lick Creek Church of the Brethren to officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.