Glen E. Armbruster
(1939 - 2006)
WEST UNITY - Glen E. Armbruster, 66, of West Unity, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Harborside Healthcare in Swanton.
Born Dec. 7, 1939, in Wauseon, he was the son of Ida Ruth (Robison) and George A. Armbruster. A 1957 graduate of West Unity High School, he was a United States Navy veteran.
Surviving are four sisters, Carol Goble of Swanton, Mary Lou Taylor of Napoleon, Kay Clark of Cuyahoga Falls and Mrs. Russ (Cynthia) Sayers of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Allen G. "Butch" (and wife Vicky) Armbruster of Cuyahoga Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gloria Seigel.
At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services or visitation hours. Arrangements were entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Thelma I. Kiplinger
(1913 - 2006)
COLUMBUS - Thelma I. Kiplinger, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at First Community Village Health Care Center following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 7, 1913, to Rose (Himes) and Leonard Davis, she married D.C. "Kip" Kiplinger on June 14, 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1977.
She had been employed at Ohio State University, where she met her husband, a professor of floriculture at The Ohio State University. She worked side by side with her husband for many years as he fulfilled his role as secretary-treasurer of the Ohio Florist Association. She managed membership, registration for the Short Course, which is still an annual event, and newsletter preparation. She also volunteered with Twig and belonged to Beta Sigma Phi. In her later years, she developed the Dublin property she and her husband had nurtured into Kiplinger Estates.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dana (Janet) Kiplinger Ciccone; a grandson, David Kiplinger Ciccone; a son, Carl Kiplinger of Atlanta, Ga.; two nephews, Robert (and wife, Pam) Dawson and John (Shirley) Dawson; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Veda Dawson of Bryan.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1-3 p.m., with a short service to be held at 3 p.m., in the Weir-Arend Funeral Home, 4221 N. High St. Burial will be in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan. Memorials may be made to the D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture at The Ohio State University Foundation, fund No. 603702, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221.
Gary G. "Gus" Lindholm
PIONEER - Gary "Gus" G. Lindholm, 60, a lifelong resident of Pioneer, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at his residence.
Born Dec. 4, 1945, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Anna M. (Engstrom) and Gustave O. Lindholm, he married Karen Ann Kendall on July 3, 1971, in Pioneer, and she preceded him in death in March 2003. He attended North Central High School and retired from Chase Brass and Copper in Holiday City in December 2005, after 33 years of employment in the shipping and receiving department. He had previously worked at Pioneer Transformer in Pioneer.
He was a member of the Steel Workers Union, Local No. 07248 where he also was the treasurer of the Union. He and his wife were very active in bowling at one time.
Surviving are a daughter, Samantha A. Lindholm of Pioneer; a grandson, Zia D. Hutson of Pioneer; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Locke of Bryan and Donna M. Tinnerella of New York City. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gustave G. Lindholm. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-9 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer, with Pastor Don Harris to officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Village of Pioneer Police Department.
John C. McKarns
(1934 - 2006)
MONTPELIER - John C. McKarns, 72, of Montpelier and a lifelong resident of Williams County, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Born Jan. 8, 1934, in Bryan, to Kathryn Arlene (Wineland) and Rufes Pierre McKarns, he married Janet M. Bailey on Sept. 9, 1953, and she preceded him in death in June of 2004.
A 1951 graduate of Montpelier High School, he received a B.S. in Communication from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind.
A veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was a crew chief on heavy bombers for S.A.C.
After the war he worked at White Motor in Montpelier and also sold cars for Blissett Motors and Meindl Motor Sales, both of Montpelier. On Oct. 31, 1996, he retired after 27 years from Allied Moulded Pro., Inc. in Bryan as transportation manager.
He was a member of the West Unity American Legion.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Loren (Judith) Moore of Bryan; four sister-in-laws, Marilyn Bailey of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Paul (Joanne) Baxter of Loraine, Ruth McKarns of Bryan and Linda Moore of Montpelier; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila in 1958; a son, Douglas in 1961; and a brother, Richard in 2005.
Visitation will be held Thursday after noon until the time of service in the Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Todd A. Mills to officiate. Interment will be in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier Church of Christ.
Virginia E. Batdorf
(1921 - 2006)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Virginia E. Batdorf, 84, of Indianapolis died Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2006, in Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 12, 1921, to Nora and Clare Double, she married Charles 'Eddie' Batdorf on Sept. 18, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2005.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving is a son, Larry E. (and wife, Sharon) Frey of Archbold; a daughter, Mrs. William D. (Sharon E.) Arnold of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Barnes of Lyons.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents and a sister, Nola Trapp. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Christians United at Soldiers Memorial Chapel, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Christians United at Soldiers Memorial Chapel, 5626 Lawton Lake Dr. E., Indianapolis.
Violet C. Humbarger
(1917 - 2006)
UPLAND, Calif. - Violet C. Humbarger, 88, of Upland, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at the Kindred Hospital in Ontario, Calif.
Born July 24, 1917, to Pearl (Tusing) and Earl Spicher, she married Denver Humbarger and he preceded her in death in 1975.
Moving to Bryan in 1978, she resided in Bryan for several years before moving to California to be with her family.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (RoseMarie) Barr; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wallace; three grandchildren, Carl L. Wallace, David Barr and Debra Dawson; and five great-grandchildren, Jason Barr, Jonathan Barr, Joshua Barr, Steven Barr and Sabrina Dawson.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Wayne Wallace. Graveside services were to be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Brown Cemetery, Bryan. Services have been requested and entrusted to Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Virginia "Jean" Stephenson-Oberle
(1926 - 2006)
FOSTORIA - Virginia "Jean" Stephenson-Oberle, 79, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria.
Born Oct. 26, 1926, in Van Buren, to Luella (Robison) and George Slaughterbeck, she married E. Edward "Bud" Stephenson on Feb. 18, 1946, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1981. She then married Herbert Oberle on Sept. 16, 1982, in Fostoria, and he died on Dec. 23, 1992.
Retired in 1978 from Autolite (now Honeywell), she was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Surviving are a son, Edward (and wife, Sharon) Stephenson of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. James (Jo Anne) Wright of Fostoria; stepsons, Wade (Deb) Oberle of Findlay and Robert (Jeni) Oberle of Norwalk; a brother, Paul "Barney" Slaughterbeck of Wayne; sisters, Lois Fultz of Stow, Georgia Feasel of Elizabethtown, Tenn.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Slaughterbeck.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Harrold Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Ring to officiate. Burial will be at Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Good Shepherd Nursing Home.