Ruth K. Harroff
(1924 - 2005)
Ruth K. Harroff, 81, of Bryan, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare of Northwestern Ohio-Bryan, where she had been a resident since March.
Born Nov. 28, 1924, at Montpelier, to Delpha (Eubank) and Ralph B. Brigle, she married Dale Harroff on Oct. 21, 1944, in Edon, and he survives.
Retired in 1990, she had been employed as a finish painter for Bryan Custom Plastics for 30 years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Edon, she was active in the Mary-Martha Circle. She was also a member of the Edon American Legion Post 662 Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Peterson of Bryan; a grandson, Timothy A. Peterson of Columbus; a brother, Lyle (and wife, Angela) Brigle of Edon; and two sisters, Doris Muehlfeld of Edgerton and Mrs. Robert (Carmie) Keller of West Unity.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, and also one hour prior to services Saturday in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Edon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Clayton J. Bailey to officiate. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Toledo, or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Edon.
Arlene E. Short
RAVENNA - Arlene E. Short, 80, of Ravenna, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2005, at the University Hospital in Cleveland.
Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Richard E. Struble
(1919 - 2005)
Richard E. Struble, 86, of Bryan, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2005, which would have been his 64th wedding anniversary, at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton.
Born July 17, 1919, in Defiance County, he was the son of Carmen (Moog) and Perry O. Struble. On Dec. 13, 1941, he married Doreen Flinn and she preceded him in death.
A general contractor, he owned Struble & Sons Contractors from 1946-2005. He built the Pepsi Bottling Company, Bryan Ford Dealership, the L.E. Smith Company, Bryan Municipal Utilities, the original Orchard Hills Country Club buildings, in addition to many of the area homes.
A 1937 graduate of Bryan High School, he was a member of the Bryan Rotary Club, the Bryan Chamber of Commerce, Orchard Hills Country Club and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Andrew R. (and wife, Beth) Struble of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jennifer) Burkholder of Fayette; three grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Struble of Bryan, Mrs. Nick (Andrea) Diehl of Hicksville and Michael (Marci) Six of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three stepgrandchildren, Troy (Diane) Burkholder of Chicago, Ill., Michael Burkholder of Fayette and Robert (Jennifer) Burkholder of Bowling Green; and two great-grandchildren, Shelden Struble and Adrienne Struble of Bryan.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan with the Revs. Dwight Bowers and Bill Priest to officiate. Burial will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, Pulaski. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Bryan VFW.
Memorials may be made to the Bryan Area Foundation or the American Lung Association.
Leo R. Headley
(1925 - 2005)
HICKSVILLE - Leo R. Headley, 80, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born Feb. 17, 1925, at Milford Township, to Glatis (Close) and Delta Headley, he married Gwen Limpert on Feb. 17, 1946, and she survives.
A 1943 graduate of Hicksville High School, he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Density during World War II.
In 1946, he began Headley Garage. Three years later, he, his father and brother-in-law, Kenny Wittig, began Headley Motors. In 1962, H & W Automotive Parts was formed. H & W now has stores in Hicksville, Edgerton, Grabill, Antwerp, Sherwood and Hamilton, Ind.
A lifelong member of First Church of Christ, Hicksville, he had served as Sunday School superintendent, deacon and was chairman of the church board and on the stewardship committee.
Active in the community, he had been a Mason for 50 years and a member of the Rotary Club, being named Citizen of the Year in 1986. He had served as the president of the Boys Little League and was involved in the Boy Scouts. He had served on the Village Council, Hicksville Chamber as past president, Defiance County Park Board, Hicksville Park Board and the Hicksville Development Corporation. Most recently, he had served on the HBLS Bank Board of Directors and was named as an Honorary co-chairperson for the new school levy. He was also a member of the Hicksville VFW Post 3011, the American Legion Post 223 and the Eagles Aerie 2556.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Mike (and wife, Roxanne), Mitchel (Marie), Greg (Christine) and Randy (Beth), all of Hicksville; five grandsons, Mike, Matt, Jared, Brandon and Nathan; five granddaughters, Michele, Molly, Melissa, Jennifer and Megan; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Mallory; a great-grandson, Lucas; and a sister, Lila Wittig of Hicksville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and Friday from 2-7 p.m. in the First Church of Christ, Hicksville. A Hicksville Masonic Lodge service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the church with Pastor Ken Wellman to officiate. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Military honors will be conducted by Hicksville American Legion Post 223.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ-Funding from the Heart Fund.
Smith & Brown Funeral Home-Hicksville is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd H. Sauder
(1910 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Floyd H. Sauder, 95, of Archbold, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2005, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, where he had resided since Oct. 30, 2002.
Born June 1, 1910, near Archbold, to Ida (Weaver) and Albert Sauder, he married Huldah Baer on Nov. 19, 1933, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1997.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed and worked at the former Archbold Ladder Co., former Northwest Silo Co. in Pettisville and at Sauder Woodworking Co. in Archbold. He and his wife made noodles under the trade name of Marge's Noodles.
A member of the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, he served on the board of directors of Grace Gospel Mission in Toledo for over 20 years and sang in the Wauseon Men's Chorus several years.
Surviving are two sons, David (and wife, Sharon) Sauder of Wauseon and James (Judith) Sauder of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Sauder of Archbold; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Sauder; a daughter, Marie Sauder; two grandsons; and two brothers, Roy Sauder and Harley Sauder.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fairlawn Chapel with Pastors Charles Gautsche, Dale Wyse, Edward Diener and James Roynon to officiate. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Nancy (Insixiengmay) Saycocie
(1959 - 2005)
WAUSEON - Nancy (Insixiengmay) Saycocie, 46, of Wauseon, died early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Heartland Nursing Home in Wauseon.
Born May 1, 1959, in Laos, she was the daughter of Mokhantha (Choonlamanee) and Boonxou Insixiengmay.
She had been employed at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold.
Surviving are three sons, Phonephet Saycocie of Archbold, Ricky (and wife, Janice) Saycocie of Des Moines, Iowa, and Anthony Saycocie (and friend, Pheng Vanh) of Wauseon; three sisters, Thong Insixiengmay, Keo Oudorn and Kethmany Insixiengmay; two brothers, Kornsavanh Insixiengmay and Ape Insixiengmay; and her mother, Mokhantha Insixiengmay of Laos.
She was preceded in death by her father and a son, Johnny Saycocie.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family.