D. Marirose Collins
DEFIANCE - D. Marirose Collins, 74, of Defiance, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Harborside Healthcare, Defiance.
She married Donald Collins on Dec. 24, 1951, and he survives.
Arrangements are pending with Burr Funeral Home and Crematory, Bryan.
Valerius V. "Val" Beck
ARCHBOLD - Valerius V. "Val" Beck, 92, of Archbold, died Friday evening, April 7, 2006, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
Among his survivors is his wife, Louise.
Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Kathleen M. (Welsh) Schindler
(1949 - 2006)
EDGERTON - Kathleen M. (Welsh) Schindler, 56, of Edgerton, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Born June 28, 1949, in Youngstown, to Anne (Clark) and Richard Welsh, she married Robert J. Schindler Sr. on Dec. 31, 1985, in Defiance, and he survives.
An assistant manager for K-Mart for nine years and an assistant manager for Wal-Mart in Napoleon and Wauseon for two years. She was a former member of St. John's Catholic Church, Defiance.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Tina Root of Edgerton, Thomas Root II of Bryan, Mrs. Noe (Tammy) Hernandez of Pioneer and Theresa L. Schindler of Edgerton; three grandchildren, Bethany, Chaz and Hollie Hernandez; a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Patricia) Bell of Little Rock, Ark.; and five brothers, John (and wife, Jan) Welsh of Orlando, Fla., Michael (Janie) Welsh of Arkansas, Daniel Welsh of Orlando, Fla., Francis Welsh of Arizona and Terry Welsh of California. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Welsh.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, with a scripture service to be held at 8:15 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, with Father Charles Ritter to officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan. Memorials may be made to the family.
Edgar L. Bennett
(1913 - 2006)
CONTINENTAL - Edgar L. Bennett, 92, of Continental, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Defiance Mercy Hospital.
Born Nov. 2, 1913, in Oakwood to Ida Ellen (Monroe) and Goldsby Alaska Bennett, he married Aletha Gunderman on May 9, 1970, and she survives.
The owner of Bennett Plumbing and Heating in Continental, he had worked at Local Hardware and Lima Locomotive during World War II.
A member of Christ United Methodist Church in Continental, he was a former Continental Village council member and was a member of Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Roger William (and wife, Barbara) Bennett of Bryan, Larry Lee Bennett of Defiance, Paul Francis (Bonnie) Bennett of Continental and Everett Eugene (Betty) Bennett of Defiance; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Aaron (Doris) Kohart of Payne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rex and Homer Bennett; and two sisters, Lois Bennett and Dorothy France.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, and Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Christ United Methodist Church, Continental.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Greg Wack to officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Oakwood.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Gary R. Winegardner
(1939 - 2006)
FREDERICK, Md. - Gary R. Winegardner, 66, of Frederick and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his residence.
Born May 25, 1939, at Bryan, Ohio, to Florence (Ames) and Randolph Winegardner, he married Beverly Rescher and she survives.
A member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Frederick, he was a professional clown for 15 years. He was a member of the Clowns of America International, the Frederick Clowns and the World Clown Association. He taught the Giggle Therapy class at Frederick Community College and had taught Clown Class in Elkhart, Ind. He previously was the owner of Winegardner's Mobile Homes in Bryan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mark (and wife, Jennifer) Winegardner of Tallahassee, Fla. and Mrs. Bill (Sheri) Yesnick of Gaithersburg, Md.; five grandchildren, Sam, Kate and Matthew Winegardner and Andrew and Elena Yesnick; a sister, Mrs. Don (Jane) Rice of Bryan; and three nephews, Steve, Kevin and Greg Rice.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 West 7th St., Frederick, with the Rev. Gary Bilbie to officiate.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan, with the Rev. Richard Buchsteiner to officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21701 or to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Harvey W. DeGroff
(1929 - 2006)
STRYKER - Harvey W. DeGroff, 76, of rural Stryker, died early Wednesday morning, April 5, 2006, at his home following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 11, 1929, at Lockport, to Leona (McGuire) and Charles H. DeGroff, he married Vivian Kepler on June 11, 1946 and she survives.
An employee of Campbell Soup Co., Napoleon, serving as a supervisor in the maintenance department and the boiler plant, he retired in 1992 with over 30 years of service.
He was a graduate of Stryker High School and attended Defiance College with additional training throughout his occupation as a licensed stationary steam operator.
A member of the Stryker United Brethren Church, he was an avid car collector and restorer, attending numerous antique national car tours and swap meets. He was also a member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, the M.T.F.C.A. and the Defiance Car Club.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Ron (and wife, Lynne) DeGroff of Toledo and Jerry DeGroff of Stryker; grandchildren, Mrs. Matt (Jennifer) Toker of Macedonia, Ohio Chris (Kim) DeGroff of Ann Arbor, Mich., Jamie (Jennifer) DeGroff of York, Pa. and Jodi DeGroff of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Josh Toker of Macedonia and Nicholas and Madison DeGroff of York, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Marvin D. (Toni) Kepler of Slidell, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Herman, Lindbergh and Nathan DeGroff. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Stryker United Brethren Church with Pastor Nick Woodall to officiate. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Stryker.
Memorials may be made to James Cancer Center, Columbus.
Donald Ray Hostetler
(1928 - 2006)
FREMONT, Ind. - Donald Ray Hostetler, 78, of Fremont, Ind., died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola.
Born March 4, 1928, at Logan County, Ohio, to Mary (Early) and Dwight Hostetler, he married Florence Small on April 30, 1949, and she survives.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was the owner of Family Shoe-Inn in Angola for 10 years before retiring in 1994.
A member of the Lake Area Christian Church, he was a member of the American Legion Post 257, Fremont, a Boy Scout Master and Explorer Post Leader.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jon Hostetler of Kendallville and Ronald Hostetler of Fremont; a daughter, Julie Pierce of Edwardsburg, Mich.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Hostetler of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. until noon in the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Funeral services will be held Friday at noon in the funeral home with Scott Saltsman to officiate. A military service will be held at the funeral home by Fremont Legion Post 257.
Memorials may be made to the Lake Area Christian Church and/or Cameron Hospital.