Obituaries

Paul Albert Heiss

Paul Albert Heiss, 91, of Tiffin, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Elmwood at the Shawhan of Tiffin. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Chillicothe, to George and Ella (LeBeau) Heiss. He married his wife, Anne Marie Neufeld, in 1948, who preceded him in death Nov. 12, ...

Lorraine M. Tuttamore

Lorraine M. Tuttamore, 93, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at The Willows at Bellevue. She was born June 16, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Norman J. and Mary A. (Walsh) Winser. She is survived by her two sons, George (Becky) Tuttamore Jr. of Delaware and Gary ...

William J. ‘Bill’ Dotson

William J. “Bill” Dotson, 82, of Tiffin, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

James A. Hoover

James A. Hoover, 84, of Bascom, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

L. Edward Fortney

L. Edward Fortney, 89, of Attica, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at The Willows in Bellevue. Edward was born April 4, 1929, in Attica, to Lloyd E. and Elizabeth (Berger) Fortney. He married Rebecca A. Chenault June 2, 1951, in Memphis, Tennessee, and she preceded him in death May 24, ...

Virginia May Miletti

Virginia May Miletti, 95, of Tiffin, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, one day before her 96th birthday. Virginia was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Tiffin, to Richard and Ida (Bormuth) Boehler. She married Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Miletti Oct. 30, ...

Marion (Jamac) Shipman

Marion (Jamac) Shipman, 94, of Sylvania, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, from a fight with lung cancer. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mary and Joseph Jamac. She married Harold H. Shipman Sept. 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida. ...

Marilyn Sue Lynch

Marilyn Sue Lynch, 75, of Uniopolis, the gates of heaven opened wide and rejoiced as Marilyn entered paradise at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. She will be sorely missed by her family, but now is no longer in pain. She was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Fostoria, to Edward and Myrtle Risner ...

Clinton Wheeler

Clinton Wheeler, 72, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, with his family by his side at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Blue Moon, Kentucky, to Horace and Elizabeth (Hall) Wheeler. He married Mary Augsburger Oct. 19, 1964, in Tiffin, and she preceded him in ...

Gladys I. Pleasant

Gladys I. Pleasant, 72, of Sandusky, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at The Meadows of Osborne Park. She was born Sept. 10, 1946, in Gibsonburg. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Cook of Castalia and Yammah Heidelberg of Port Clinton; a brother, Gary (Linda Heishman) Wood of Fremont; a ...

L. Edward Fortney

L. Edward Fortney, 89, of Attica, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at The Willows, Bellevue. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville.

Alma R. Smith

Alma R. Smith, 90, formerly of Sycamore, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Orchard Park Assisted Living, Bucyrus. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in New Riegel, to Charles and Della (Frankart) Bouillon. She married Paul E. Smith Oct. 3, 1946, in New Riegel, and he passed away July 20, ...

Dennis E. ‘Denny’ ‘Ace’ Souders

Dennis E. ‘Denny” “Ace” Souders, 69, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania. He was born March 9, 1949, in Davenport, Iowa, to Eugene C. and Doris “Dodie” (Larrick) Souders. He married Linda C. Helms Aug. 26, 1967, at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, ...

Mark E. Spencer

Mark E. Spencer, 64, of Clyde, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1954, in Toledo, to Norman K. and Carol M. (Howe) Spencer. Mr. Spencer is survived by six siblings, Tom (Joann) Spencer of Oregon, Don (Linda) Spencer of Whidbey, Washington, Sally (John) Weppler of ...

Paul A. Heiss

Paul A. Heiss, 91, of Tiffin, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at Elmwood at the Shawhan. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Marie Elizabeth Koehl

Marie Elizabeth Koehl, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 15, 2018, at Seneca House. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Crawford County, to William and Helen (Keppler) Geiger. She married Paul Koehl Oct. 2, 1954, in College Hill United Church of Christ. Survivors include her two ...

Donald C. Varnes

Donald C. Varnes, 83, of Bellevue, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at The Willows in Bellevue. Donald was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Akron, to Willard and Clara Mae (Farrell) Varnes. He married Marjorie Jean (Hepperly) Feb. 13, 1959, in Republic, and she survives in Bellevue. Other ...

Daniel R. Brandeberry

Daniel R. Brandeberry, 61, of Fostoria, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at his home. He was born March 19, 1957, in Fostoria, to James and Pauline (Chilcote) Brandeberry. He married Gloria A. Benschoter, Dec. 2, 1977, in Fostoria, and they divorced. He is survived by two sons, Joshua and ...

Mary Drake

Mary Drake, 88, of Clyde, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at The Arbors at Clyde. She was born July 14, 1930, in Omar, West Virginia, to Jose Aleman and Antonia (Estrada) Valero. Mary is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Bob) Avenmary of Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; ...

Glenn D. Ritzenthaler

Glenn D. Ritzenthaler, 89, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Tiffin, to Harry and Martha (Willet) Ritzenthaler. He married Marta Dysinger Aug. 13, 1950, in Washington United Methodist Church, Tiffin. She died Feb. 8, ...