Leo E. 'Gene' Reed
COLUMBUS -- Leo E. "Gene" Reed, age 66, died early Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. All arrangements are pending with the Boyd Funeral Home.
Michael P. Starr
DELAWARE -- Michael P. Starr, age 54, of Delaware, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2003, at the Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Kenton, to Franklin P. and Ruth Ilene (Dangler) Penney, his mother survives in Richwood.
Mike was retired from sales.
Surviving are son, Nathan Starr, the mother of Michael's children, Sandra Starr of Delaware; granddaughter, Nora K. Starr; sisters, Linda Penney of Richwood, Sabra (Mark) Kemp of Raymond; brother, Rex (Ann) Penney of Richwood; and nephews, Aaron, Kent and Dwight Penney, Logan (Alicia) Rife, and Noah Kemp. He was preceded in death by daughter, Michelle Starr.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial of cremains will take place in the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Calvary Church in care of the funeral home.
Charles R. Brocklesby
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Charles R. Brocklesby, age 83, of South 8th Street, Upper Sandusky, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Fairhaven Healthcare Community.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Bringman and Clark and Co. Funeral Home where friends may call 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
MARION -- Ermal Brown, age 63, of Marion, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her home.
She was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Croton, to the late James and Esther (Bostic) Cochran.
On Dec. 13, 1958, in Licking County, she married Joseph H. Brown. He died Nov. 23, 1987, in Marion.
She was a member of Eagles 337 and Moose Lodge 889 and attended the Salvation Army. She was also a resident of Marion for 45 years and a prior resident of Croton
She was a loving and wonderful wife and mother. She had numerous jobs throughout her life including caregiver, community worker, a friend to all and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by two sons, Timothy (Vickie) Brown of Marion, Jeffery Brown and companion Tonya L. O'Connor of Marion; two daughters, Phyllis Rice of Marion and Lorie (David) Harrison of Marion; five grandchildren, Kayla Harrison, Keith, Eric, Daniel and Kim Rice; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Isabelle Rice; two stepgrandchildren, Jeremy and Jodi Hogan; three brothers, Charles (Dorothy) Cochran of Croton, Buddy (Mary) Cochran of Ashley, and Richard (Mary) Cochran of Cardington; one sister, Mary (Bob) Winkle of Mount Gilead; one brother-in-law, David Hatton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Krista Brown; one brother, Elmer Cochran; and two half brothers, Bob and Virgil Cochran.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Boyd Funeral Home with Major Felipe "Phil" Tamayo officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ermal Brown family in care of Boyd Funeral Home.
N. Dale Cain
CALEDONIA -- N. Dale Cain, age 69, of 311 S. Elm Street, Caledonia, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Care Center of Marion.
Dale was born on Feb. 24, 1933, in Caledonia, to the late Shirley and Geneva Landes Cain.
On Nov. 29, 1952, he married the former Patricia Bryant in Kirkpatrick. She survives him at home in Caledonia.
Dale was a 1951 graduate of Caledonia High School. He was employed as a truck terminal manager for Consolidated Freightway of Mansfield and C & W Transport of Shelby. He was a member of the Little Washington Congregational Church and the River Valley Lions Club of Caledonia. He also belonged to the Marion Area Parkinson Support Group. Dale and Pat had lived in Ontario from 1968 until they returned to Caledonia in 1996.
Besides Pat, Dale is survived by two sons, Keith Cain of Camden, Mich., and Dwight Cain of Toledo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James of Fremont and his two sisters, Mrs. Joan Clutter of Caledonia and Mrs. Glenna Baker of Bellefontaine. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral services for Dale Cain will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday Feb. 24, 2003, at the Timson Allen and Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia with Pastor Thomas Orr officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday where the family will receive them from 2-6 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Central Ohio Parkinson Society P.O. Box 18313 Columbus, OH 43218-0313 or in care of the funeral home.
Arnold B. 'Whitey' Berg
RICHWOOD -- Arnold B. "Whitey" Berg, age 82, of Richwood, died at 9:08 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
He was born May 30, 1920, in Prentice, Wis., to the late Frank and Anna Berg.
In 1948, he married Margaret (Evans) Berg, who survives in Richwood.
He was a concrete finisher, owned Richwood Concrete Floor, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Prospect, and Mount Carmel Lodge 303 F&AM, Richwood.
He is survived by one son, Tim Berg, Marysville; one daughter, Elna Berg, Marysville.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Northern County Fire Dept. Assn., P.O. Box 15, Richwood, OH 43344.
Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood is in cahrge of arrangements.
Elsie R. Baldauf
MARION -- Elsie R. Baldauf, age 91, formerly of Mary Street, died at 12:21 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 5, 1911, in New Virginia, Iowa, to the late Charles H. and Cora Belle (Wilson) Baker.
On Sept. 3, 1931, she married Roy Mann; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1951. On Oct. 23, 1954, she married Walter A. Baldauf and he preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1990.
She was employed by J. Maish Co. as a typesetter. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, member of two church circles, and a former member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, hunting and crafts.
She is survived by nieces, Dixie (Don) Heimbaugh, Des Moines, Iowa, and Charolet Baker, Indianola, Iowa; nephews, Charles Baker, Norwalk, Iowa, and David Baker, Winterset, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Baldauf; one daughter, Rozana Ruehrmund; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven J. Roper officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Friends will be received 10-11 a.m. Monday Feb. 24, 2003, at the funeral home.