Gertrude Marie Mohr
(1928 - 2005)
ALVORDTON - Gertrude M. Mohr, 77, of Alvordton, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Hillside Country Living in Bryan.
Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Toledo, to Viola (Dick) and Frank Jackson, she married John Julius Mohr Sr. on Jan. 7, 1949, in Adrian, Mich. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2001.
A lifelong Alvordton area resident, she attended the Alvordton United Brethren Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lonny (Rose) Bowles of Kunkle, Betty Harington of Bryan, Mrs. Jack (Viola) Berry Wulfhorst of Delphos, Mrs. William (Mary) Davis of Montpelier and Mrs. Mike (Judy) Sentle of Alvordton; three sons, Simon Mohr of Alvordton, Donald (and wife, Kathy) Mohr of Montpelier and Ralph (Nancy) Mohr of Alvordton; seven sisters, Elsie Disher of Toledo, Clara Mahler of Wayne, Mrs. Bill (Anne) Liggett of Sylvania, Mrs. Bill (Mary) Boehm, Mrs. Roger (Norma) Klepher, Mrs. Les (Jenny) Williams and Viona Butler, all of Holland; a brother, George Biffett of Hillsdale, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Mohr Jr.; a grandson, Raymond Friery; a granddaughter, Brenda Harrington; and a brother, O.J. Biffett. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Devon Strine to officiate. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hillside Country Living.
Dorothy M. Ward
(1914 - 2005)
Dorothy M. Ward, 91, of Bryan and formerly of Toledo, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, in her home surrounded by her family.
Born June 5, 1914, at Toledo, to Celia and Claude Bowen, she married James Edward Ward on Sept. 30, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1988.
She graduated from Mary Manse College in Toledo and went on to attend the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where she received a Master of Arts degree in Social Work. She has funded scholarships for students majoring in Social Work at Catholic University.
Prior to residing in Bryan, she lived most of her life in Toledo where she and her husband were members of Gesu and St. Joseph Sylvania parishes. Most recently, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, and served as a Christopher Eucharistic minister for many years.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas (and wife, Cheryl) Ward, James (Kathleen) Ward and Robert (Mary Ellen) Ward, all of Chicago, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Bill (Patricia) Timmerman of Bryan, Mrs. Chuck (Karen) Packard of Irvine, Calif., Mrs. John (Mary Jo) Shalanski of Conyngham, Pa. and Mrs. Chuck (Anne) Niemeyer of Wapakoneta; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven nieces and five nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Jean Ward; a brother, Claude A. Bowen; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 8 p.m. in the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo.
The funeral will begin in the mortuary Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Gesu Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Community Health Services Hospice, 909 E. Snyder Ave., Montpelier, OH 43543 or St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 S. Portland St., Bryan 43506.
Roger L. Saladin
(1944 - 2005)
Roger L. Saladin, 61, of Bryan, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, of an apparent heart attack while driving his car southbound on Ohio 15 near County Road J.
Born Jan. 21, 1944, at East Cleveland, he was the son of Helen (Christiansen) and Harold Saladin. He was a 1962 graduate of James Monroe High School in Sepudela, Calif. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Ranger.
Retired from Verizon Telephone (GTE) and employed at Bil-jax in Archbold, he was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, VFW, AmVets and Mensa. Surviving are a son, Troy Saladin of Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Deidre) Saladin-Cole of Bryan, Mrs. Donald (Sharmin) Miller of Montpelier and Brandy Saladin of Montpelier; his mother, Helen Saladin of Norwalk; 11 grandchildren, Britni Saladin, Brandon and Spencer Cole, Devin, Cody and Austin O'Connor, Keisha and Cheyenne Miller, Seth and Sage Saladin and Starr Kroetz; and three sisters, Cindy Saladin of Norwalk, Mrs. John (Roberta) Ward of Toledo and Linda Justice of Port Clinton. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Saladin.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Bryan Eagles Max Baer Heart Fund.
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.
Harry H. Hicks Jr.
(1937 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Harry H. Hicks Jr., 68, of Montpelier, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2005, in the emergency room of the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier, after being stricken with an apparent heart attack in his home.
Born Oct. 12, 1937 at Montpelier, he was the son of Georgia (Haase) and Harry H. Hicks Sr. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married Barbara Jean Corwin, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1994. A Montpelier resident most of his life, he was a 1955 graduate of Montpelier High School and had served with the United States Navy from August 1955 to October 1958.
On Dec. 1, 2002, he retired as a maintenance mechanic at Chase Brass and Copper Company, where he had been employed for 37 years. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Montpelier and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Montpelier.
Surviving are two sons, Harry H. Hicks III of Camden, Mich. (Merry Lake) and Corey A. Hicks, serving as a civilian contractor in Iraq; a daughter, Dawn Klender (and Brad Balser) of West Unity; eight grandchildren; and three brothers, Norman (and wife, Diane) Hicks of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fred (Marilyn) Hicks of Cabot, Ark. and Donald (Sheila) Hicks of Montpelier.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents; and a stepfather, Kenneth Kinder.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier, pending notification and travel arrangements for his son Corey in Iraq.
Sylvia P. Viers
(1912 - 2005)
ALVORDTON - Sylvia P. Viers, 93, of Alvordton, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, in her home.
The daughter of Allie May (Ferrenburg) and George Albert Eby, she was born July 7, 1912, in New Madrid, Mo. She was the widow of Andrew J. "Jack" Viers, who preceded her in death in March 1985.
A homemaker, she was a member of the West Fulton Dunkard Brethren Church in Fulton County. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ledyard of Fayette; two sisters, Alberta Armstrong of Wauseon and Vera Armstrong of Morenci, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; two sons, Robert and Roger Viers; a grandson, Jerry Viers; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clay and Teb Eby; and four sisters, Maude Butts, Verna Stoltz, Jeanette Poorman and Pauletta Johnson.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the West Fulton Dunkard Brethren Church in Fulton County, with Elder Edward Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery in Fulton County. Memorials may be made to the West Fulton Dunkard Brethren Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Gerald W. "Boog" Manley
PIONEER - Gerald W. "Boog" Manley, 75, of Pioneer, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Madison Twp., Williams County, he was the son of LaVada G. (Price) and Forrest M. Manley.
A 1948 graduate of Pioneer High School, he was the owner and operator of the former Manley's Motor Sales in Pioneer for a number of years and was a member of the North Central Athletic Boosters.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Mickie) Hock of Pioneer; two sons, Michael (and wife, Tami) Manley of Little Long Lake, Mich. and Matthew L. Manley of Big Turkey Lake, Ind.; four grandchildren, Megan E Manley of Greenville, N.C., Jordan M. Manley and Addi L. Manley, both of Little Long Lake, Mich., and Samuel L. A. Manley of Big Turkey Lake, Ind.; two brothers, Maurice (Mary Ann) Manley of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Ron Manley of Findlay; and special friend, Viola Loomis of Pioneer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Manley; and a sister, Melba Brown. Private memorial services are to be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Society in care of the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer. Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer is handling arrangements.