Obituaries

Curtis Brent Close

Curtis Brent Close, 75, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at The Willows, Bellevue. He was born Dec. 18, 1941, to Edward and Bernice (Richards) Close. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Seel) Close; children Elizabeth “Libby” (Rich) Close, Jon (Donna) Close and Elinor ...

Ruth Selby

Ruth Selby, 94, of Bloomdale, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Toledo, to William “Barney” and Lillian (Miller) Long. She married Hershel Selby Dec. 25, 1948. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Terry) Gerken of ...

Mr. Goshe

Arthur H. ‘Art’ Goshe

Arthur H. “Art” Goshe, 81, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2017, in Butler, Pennsylvania, surrounded by family. He was born April 8, 1935, in Melmore, to Francis and Isabell (Rohe) Goshe. He married Charlotte Nourse March 8, 2012. Survivors include his wife, ...

Mrs. Pahls

Jeannette E. (Evans) Pahls

Jeannette E. (Evans) Pahls, 74, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, after a long-fought battle with cancer. She was born March 19, 1942, in Ravenna, to Frederick and Emma (Kump) Evans. She was a volunteer for her girls in Girl Scouts, 4-H and J.A., then later at a local ...

Mr. Simonis

Robert F. ‘Bob’ Simonis

Robert F. “Bob” Simonis, 83, of Fostoria, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Tiffin, to Giles Vincent and Mary Louise (Morrow) Simonis. He married Norma Jean Nye Sept. 6, 1958, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, ...

Virginia L. Wood

Virginia L. Wood, 88, of Clyde, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at The Heritage Village of Clyde. She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in West Virginia, to Joseph Alec and Erma (Wilkerson) Gilkerson. She married William Wood Jan. 29, 1947, in West Virginia, and he preceded her in death in ...

Ruth Selby

Ruth Selby, 94, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Services are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mrs. Bolen

Mary Doris Bolen

Mary Doris Bolen, 100, formerly of 1720 N. Union St., Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, where she resided for 15 years. She was born April 14, 1916, to George and Coral (Fox) Roberts in Hancock County on the family farm. Both have since passed. Doris ...

Carl E. Otte

Carl E. Otte, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The son of George and Gladys, he was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Toledo. Carl was a graduate of Whitmer High School, where he was captain of the football team. After graduation, he went to trade school, serving his apprenticeship at ...

Mrs. Strausbaugh

Luella ‘Lu Lu’ (Leatherman) Strausbaugh

Luella “Lu Lu” (Leatherman) Strausbaugh, 90, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin, surrounded by her children. Luella was born June 24, 1926, in Tiffin, to the late Erma Ruby Moore Leatherman and Henry Leatherman. She ...

Greggory E. Dauterman

Greggory E. Dauterman, 53, of Fostoria, died Jan. 12, 2017, at his home. He was born to the late James L. and Wynetta Mae (Fox) Dauterman Sr. He is survived by a sister, Crystal Kay Martin of Fostoria; and two brothers, James L. Dauterman Jr. and Phil E. Dauterman, both of ...

Terry L. Hall

Terry L. Hall, 58, of Fostoria and formerly of Republic, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Manor, Fostoria. He was born Dec. 11, 1958, in Tiffin, to Kenneth and Carol (Kelley) Hall. Terry is survived by his sister, Tammy (Gary) Seasly of Republic. He was preceded ...

Robert F. Simonis

Robert F. Simonis, 83, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Norma Jean Breighner Swartz

Norma Jean Breighner Swartz, 77, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at home from cancer. Norma was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Republic, to Catherine and Seth Breighner. She married Charles Lester Swartz in 1960, in Bellevue, at Fireside United Church of Christ. She is survived by five children, ...

Mary Doris Bolen

Mary Doris Bolen, 100, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria Arrangements are pending with Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Carl E. Otte

Carl E. Otte, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The son of George and Gladys, he was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Toledo. Carl was a graduate of Whitmer High School, where he was captain of the football team. After graduation, he went to trade school, serving his apprenticeship at ...

Mrs. Freed

Catherine Freed

A memorial service and celebration of life for Catherine Freed will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Old Cadet Chapel, West Point, New York, followed by burial in West Point National Cemetery, New York. Catherine “Kitty” Freed passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, ...

Mr. Hoerig

Gerald E. ‘Jerry’ Hoerig

Gerald E. “Jerry” Hoerig, 77, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Tiffin, to Eugene G. and Bernetta B. (Kear) Hoerig. He married Pauline E. Stinchcomb Nov. 26, 1959, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she survives ...

Greggory E. Dauterman

Greggory E. Dauterman, 53, of Fostoria, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Fostoria. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Ilene H. DeWalt

Ilene H. DeWalt, 83, formerly of Clyde, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Eden Springs East, Green Springs. Mrs. DeWalt was born May 21, 1933, in Sandusky, to John and Beatrice (Mowry) Hassinger. She married Ervin Edward DeWalt Aug. 24, 1957, and he preceded her in death Aug. 27, ...