Obituaries

N. Jean Reas

N. Jean Reas, 84, died Saturday Feb. 9, 2019, at Marion General Hospital. Jean was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Tiffin, to Ernest J. Zoeller and Mary Angela (Smith) Zoeller. Jean married Dr. Herman W. Reas in November 1990. They were blessed with four very happy years together. She is survived ...

Romaine W. Murd

Romaine W. Murd, 87, of Tiffin, formally of Murd Road, Richfield Center, Sylvania, died peacefully Saturday Feb. 9, 2019. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, to the late William N. and Madelyn (Helfrich) Murd. Romaine had worked for several years at the former Toledo Concrete Pipe and Tube and as a ...

Richard Don Mentzer

Richard Don Mentzer, 83, of Tiffin, died Saturday Feb. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born April 6, 1935, in Cleveland, to Russell and Thelma (Miller) Mentzer. He married Sally Sue Pawsey Oct. 26, 1963, and she preceded him in death Jan. 5, 2015. He is survived by four children, Michelle ...

George Joseph Stahl

George Joseph Stahl, 90, of Fostoria, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Fostoria ProMedica Hospital. He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Sandusky County, to Harry and Bertha (Michaels) Stahl. George married Ethel Sanders Oct. 22, 1950, in Bowling Green. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Stahl of ...

Betty R. Earl

Betty R. Earl, 95, formerly of Carey, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at 6:29 a.m. at The Inn At Westbrook, Upper Sandusky. Born in Carey, Sept. 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Forrest C. and Mabel M. (Smith) Wenner. On Aug. 17, 1941, in Napoleon, Betty married Ervin L. Earl and he ...

Philip L. Miller

Philip L. Miller, 75, of Tiffin, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born July 23, 1943, in Fremont, to Arthur and Mary (Corl) Miller. On Sept. 28, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, he married Helen R. Smith. Survivors include his ...

Karen Sue (Haase) Seeley

Karen Sue (Haase) Seeley, 55, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at ProMedica Fostoria Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1963, in Fostoria, to Carl W. and Janet L. (Kirian) Haase who survive in Fostoria. She married Clifford William Seeley Feb. 1, 2008, and he died Aug. 7, 2018. She is ...

Donald D. Houdeshell Sr.

Donald D. Houdeshell Sr., 79, of Tiffin, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Stein Hospice Center, Sandusky. He was born Nov. 17, 1939, in McCutchenville, to Ed and Goldie (Swaney) Houdeshell. He married Mary J. (Kies) May 20, 1978, at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ, and ...

Irene Elizabeth Byrne (Austin) (Dean)

Irene Elizabeth Byrne (Austin) (Dean), 91, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Sandusky, to Charles and Stella (Rook) Byrne. She married Mark Austin in 1949. She was later remarried to Leo Dean of Evansville, Indiana. ...

Freda Kathleen (Baxter) Longstaff

Freda Kathleen (Baxter) Longstaff, 95, of Constantine, Michigan, formerly of Winchester, Kentucky, and Fostoria, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Bowman Place Assisted Living in Three Rivers, Michigan. She was born July 9, 1923, in Cambridge, to Wilmer and Mary Ellen (Durben) Baxter. She ...

Jean M. Mapus

Jean M. Mapus, 95, of Fremont, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at ValleyView Healthcare Center, Fremont. She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Sandusky, to Edward and Elizabeth (Rader) Fitz. She married Oscar C. Mapus June 5, 1943, and he died July 7, 2001. Survivors include her three children, ...

David C. O’Flaherty

David C. O’Flaherty, 87, of Carey, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Carey, to Henry and Armella (Frisch) O’Flaherty. He married Rosely Stombaugh Dec. 2, 1950, at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, and she died ...

Philip L. Miller

Philip L. Miller, 75, of Tiffin, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Alma J. Lee

Alma J. Lee, 98, of Fostoria, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Independence House, Fostoria. She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Perry Township, to Jacob B. and Mary C. (Burns) Gase. She married Paul B. Lee Oct. 1, 1942. Surviving are two sons, Gerald (Vicki) Lee of Spring, Texas, and John Lee of ...

Donald D. Houdeshell Sr.

Donald D. Houdeshell Sr., 79, of Tiffin, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Stein Hospice Center, Sandusky. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Dale E. Foltz

Dale E. Foltz, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Tiffin Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 15, 1930, in Canton, to Jay and Gladys (Hart) Foltz. He married Andrea Briihl Nov. 14, 1959. Survivors include his wife, Andrea Foltz of Tiffin; a son, Jim (Katherine) Foltz ...

Dorothy Mae Frankart

Dorothy Mae Frankart, 99, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in New Riegel, to Charles E. and Rose (Fox) Collet. She married Paul M. Frankart Aug. 5, 1944, at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, and he died ...

Kevin L. Eidt

Kevin L. Eidt, 40, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at home. He was born May 2, 1978, in Upper Sandusky, to Stephen and Gloria (Jumper) Eidt. Survivors include his father, Stephen Eidt of Tiffin; mother, Gloria Eidt of Tiffin; a daughter, Presley Joyce Lee Eidt of Tooele, Utah; and a ...

Ida E. Lewis

Ida E. Lewis, 94, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo. She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Fostoria, to Jeffy and Susan Elizabeth (Keckler) Lewis. Ida is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; a sister, Ann Feasel; and ...

Joann M. Craft

Joann M. Craft, 82, of Carey, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, after a short illness. Born Aug. 13, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of William and Marie (Schmidt) Siegel. She married Gary Craft Sept. 1, 1979, at Our Lady of ...