Obituaries

Twila J. (Geary) Walton

Twila J. (Geary) Walton, 88, of Westbrook Assisted Living, Upper Sandusky, passed from this life to the arms of her savior at 9:59 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. She was born Aug. 12, 1930, in Sycamore. She was the ...

Doris Green

Doris Green, 60, of Bloomville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. She was born June 10, 1958, in Ingolstadt, Germany, the daughter of Thomas and Betty Leichtl. Doris married Mark Green Oct. 7, 1977, in Hanau, Germany. Doris is survived by her ...

Martha Sanford Riffie

Martha Sanford Riffie, 74, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Sun City Nursing Home, Sun City, Arizona. She was born Jan. 21, 1944, to Carl L. and Mary Alice (Riehm) Sanford. Survivors include her soul mate of 51 years, Ed Riffie of Sun City, Arizona; a daughter, Michele ...

Misty Kim (nee Otto) Tackett

Misty Kim (nee Otto) Tackett, 40, of Willard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at James Cancer Center, Columbus. Misty was born June 3, 1978, to Harry and Carol (nee Sherman) Otto of Tiffin. She married Jeremy Tackett July 13, 2013. Misty is survived by her husband; her three ...

Jamie E. Hoover

Jamie E. Hoover, 51, of Bellevue and formerly of Tiffin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Michigan after a short illness. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Alice Pauline Bonfiglio

Alice Pauline Bonfiglio 87, passed into the presence of the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Sylvania, surrounded by her loving husband and family. Alice was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Tiffin, to Robert and Marion (McIntyre) Dow. She married Franklin Paul Bonfiglio May 9, 1953, in Tiffin. She is ...

Ruth E. Weber

Ruth E. Weber, 84, of Bucyrus, died late Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Bucyrus Community Hospital after weeks of failing health. She was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Tiffin, to Gottlob and Mary Ellen (Price) Fritz. Ruth is survived by three children, Vicky D. Weber, Gary M.(Juliana) Weber and Debra ...

Marlene Schwartz

Marlene Schwartz, 83, previously of Bellevue, Florida and Texas, and most recently of Pinson, Tennessee, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Bellevue, to Raymond and Marguerite (Boehler) Ruess. She married Gerald Schwartz Nov. 6, 1953, and he preceded her ...

Sarah J. Rohlf

Sarah J. Rohlf, 76, of Bellevue, died Jan. 9, 2019, at Stein Hospice, Sandusky. She was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, to William and Mary (Bookwalter) Barnett. She married Kenneth Rohlf in 1964, and he preceded her in death in 1981. Survivors include two children, Ruben ...

Ray Mathews

Ray Mathews, 87, of Tiffin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Shirley M. Shultz

Shirley M. Shultz, 80, of Tiffin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Mercy - St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Larry Ward Howell

Larry Ward Howell, 81, passed Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, after a five-year brave battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 20, 1937, in McClure, to Ralph and Grace Ward and was later adopted by Luther and Beatrice Howell of Bloomville. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jan Tuck ...

Winifred ‘Winnie’ V. Hartsel

Winifred “Winnie” V. Hartsel, 95, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2019, at Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Cleveland, to George and Vennetta (Varnes) Schoepe. She married Donald R. Hartsel May 4, 1946, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, ...

Lloyd W. Putnam

Lloyd W. Putnam, 90, of Tiffin, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Elmwood at the Shawhan. He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Forrest and Hazel (Dresselhouse) Putnam. Survivors include a sister, Marilyn Pries of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; a niece; and two nephews. He was ...

Russell L. Deal

Russell L. Deal, 97, of Port Clinton and Tiffin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Seneca House Tiffin. He was also a resident of Elmwood Assisted Living. Services will be announced at a later date. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Port Clinton, is ...

James B. Combs

James B. Combs, 55, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Stein Hospice, Sandusky, surrounded by family. He was born April 13, 1963, in Bellevue, to Willie and Freda (Collins) Combs. He married Jacqueline Ochs Nov. 23, 1985. He is survived by his wife; three children, Jessica (Aric) Rosenberger of ...

James Harold Emerson

James Harold Emerson, 88, of Findlay, and formerly Fostoria, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born March 11, 1930, in Findlay, to S. Harold and Ida Mae (Harpley) Emerson. He married Patricia A. Butler Jan. 20, 1957, in Fostoria, and she survives in ...

Bernard Joseph Schmitz

Bernard Joseph Schmitz, 87, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Mercy Health — St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. There will be no visitation. His funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Traunero ...

Norma M. VanDemark

Norma M. VanDemark, 89, of Bellevue, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Salida Woods, Mentor. Mrs. VanDemark was born July 31, 1929, in Putnam County, to Carl and Mabel (Michael) Mullett. She married Richard VanDemark June 17, 1950, and he preceded her in death May 15, 1987. Mrs. VanDemark is ...

Carl ‘Taylor’ Carter

Carl “Taylor” Carter, 62, of rural Sycamore, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore.