Obituaries

Marie L. Smith

Marie L. Smith, 93, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at The Willows. She was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Cleveland, to Paul and Martha (Shara) Kruger. She married Edward H. Smith Aug. of 1949, and he died Aug. of 1993. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Ramon of Sandusky; two sons, ...

Salvatore ‘Sam’ Paradiso

Salvatore “Sam” Paradiso, 80, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Tiffin, to Salvatore and Maria (Cercelli) Paradiso. He married Rachel Bowyer May 18, 1968, in St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 50 ...

Donald W. Roberts

Donald W. Roberts, 89, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. He was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Clinton Township, to William “Steeple Jack” and Katherine (Lonnemann) Roberts. He married Barbara Shultz April 23, 1955. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, ...

Fern Baeder

Fern Baeder, 101, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. She was born Aug. 30, 1917, in rural Prairie Depot, (now Wayne) to Sage and Ada (Webb) Whitman. She married Charles Robert (Bob) Baeder June 21, 1941. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baeder was preceded in death by two sisters, ...

Deacon Floyd F. Derr

Deacon Floyd F. Derr, 91, of Carey, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his residence. He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Carey, to Herman and Grace (Windau) Derr. He married R. Joyce Kin Sept. 6, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kirby. He is survived by his wife; four children, Geri Ann ...

Stephen Dale Doster

Stephen Dale Doster, 74, of Bellevue, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. He was born May 19, 1944, in Norwalk, to Henry D. and Madeline M. (Schug) Doster. He married Linda Lou Hansen Nov. 28, 1964, in Bellevue. Survivors include his wife; four sons, ...

Roberta L. Ferguson

Roberta L. Ferguson, 72, of Upper Sandusky, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in the HPH Hospice Care Center , Brooksville, Florida. Visitation for family and friends will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin. Her funeral will begin at noon ...

Allen ‘Al’ Kingseed

Allen “Al” Kingseed, 83, of Galion, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in his home. He was born July 11, 1935, in Seneca County, to Carl Edward and Claudia Madge (Allen) Kingseed. He married Mary Unckrich Sept. 9, 1961. Mr. Kingseed is survived by his wife; a daughter, Lisa L. (Brad) Reed of ...

Stanley Brandeberry

Stanley Brandeberry, 68, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Fostoria ProMedica Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Waddell Moore

Waddell Moore, 68, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory.

Sandra Karen Shafer

Sandra Karen Shafer, 72, of Prince George, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Born in Seneca, she was the daughter of Harold Andrew and Helen Kirian Miller. She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl A. (David) Cabaniss and Christina M. Ratliff; nine grandchildren, Tyler, ...

Bruce ‘PB’ A. Stetser

Bruce “PB” A. Stetser, of Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at home. Bruce “PB” was born June 1, 1954, in Woodbury, New Jersey, son of the late Lynn and Isabelle (Taylor) Stetser. He married Rebecca “Becky” (LaQuay) Nov. 29, 1975, and ...

Doris G. Gerber

Doris G. Gerber, 92, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at The Bellevue Care Center. She was born March 28, 1926, in Sherman Township, to Cletus and Monica (Leis) Gerber. Mrs. Gerber is survived by her two brothers, Raymond E. Gerber of Monroeville and Donald J. Gerber of ...

Kathleen G. Giffen

Kathleen G. Giffen, 97, of Clyde, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Fremont. Kathleen was born June 30, 1921, in Fremont, to Amos and Margaret (Moran) Gnepper. Feb. 14, 1942, she married Glen James Giffen, and he died March 16, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret ...

Jack A. Hartsing

Jack A. Hartsing, 62, of Fostoria, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Tiffin, to Robert and Margaret (Watson) Hartsing. He married Diana L. Altman Aug. 30, 1986 in Findlay. He is survived by his wife, Diana Hartsing; one ...

Donald W. Roberts

Donald W. Roberts, 89, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at St. Francis Home. Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Deacon Floyd F. Derr

Deacon Floyd F. Derr, 91, of Carey, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.

Paul Edward ‘Ed’ Lininger

Paul Edward “Ed” Lininger, 77, of rural Sycamore, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at his home. Ed was born May 2, 1941, in Bucyrus, to Paul E. and Dorotha (McClain) Lininger, both of whom are deceased. He married Reda Crum Nov. 22, 1969, in Upper Sandusky, and she ...

Theodore Cramer Sr.

Theodore Cramer Sr., 72, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Mercy Health — St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Charles ‘Bud’ Karr

Charles L. Karr, 94, of Willard and a former Attica resident, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at The Willows at Willard. He was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Attica, to Lonzo and Ruth (Felty) Karr. He married June L. Teach Jan. 26, 1946, in Attica, and she preceded him in death June 29, ...