Obituaries

Samuel J. Young

Samuel J. Young, 60, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Manor, Fostoria. He was born Jan. 22, 1957, in Tiffin, to Charles Louis and Dorothy Mae (Rhodes) Young. He married Diane Hipp, and they later divorced. He then married Carolyn Baker, and she preceded him in ...

Doyle E. Missler

Doyle E. Missler, 65, of Bellevue, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1951, in Bellevue, the son of the late Charles and Roberta (Kaple) Missler. He married Lois Halcomb July 7, 1972. Survivors include his wife; two children, April (Missler) Wagoner and ...

Rev. John O. Meloy

The pastor emeritus of First Presbyterian Church, Defiance, the Rev. John O. Meloy died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. He was born May 6, 1922, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of the Rev. John W. and Lena Ogden Meloy. His school years were in Bloomington, Indiana, and Wichita, ...

Joy Ellen Best

Joy Ellen Best, 100, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at St. Francis Home. She was born in Michigan to Arthur and Ada (Beilman) Meyer. She attended Heidelberg University where she met Wilson Best. They were married in 1938, and were married for 67 years before he passed away in 2005. Joy is ...

Joan Louise Hossler

Precious Raggedy Ann kept her date in Heaven with handsome Raggedy Andy Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, when Joan Louise Hossler traded her earthly life to walk, run and dance down the “Streets of Glory” with her waiting husband, LeRoy, who died in 2015. Joan was born Jan. 14, 1936, to Dorothy ...

Mattie Lou Wible

Mattie Lou Wible, 67, of Tiffin, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017, at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. She was born July 6, 1949, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to Henry Otto and Velta (Niece) Hart. Survivors include her son, Glenn A. Wible of Fostoria; a daughter, ...

Donald ‘Donnie’ Brooks

Donald “Donnie” Brooks, 49, of Huron and Bellevue, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, peacefully at home with his loved ones by his side. He was born Jan. 11, 1968, in Sandusky, to Junior L. and Ethel A. (Braden) Brooks. He married Teresa Bollinger  Nov. 25, 2016. He is survived by ...

John M. Cardenas

John M. Cardenas, 63, of Fostoria, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. He was born April 2, 1953, in Bowling Green, to the late John W. and Demetria (Mendieta) Cardenas. He is survived by his companion of 30 years, Sharon (Shank) Griffin; a son, Kyle John Cardenas of Fostoria; a stepdaughter, ...

Carol J. Brown

Carol J. Brown, 83, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. Arrangements pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.

Evelyn L. Free

Evelyn L. Free, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2017, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Tiffin, to Victor and Edith (Hoerig) Thom. She married George F. Free Nov. 28, 1947, in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death in 1996. Survivors ...

Patricia Rabon Haynes

Patricia Rabon Haynes, 70, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Ashdown, Arkansas, to William Jasper and Evelyn (Marrs) Rabon. She married Ronald H. Haynes Sr. July 3, 1965, in Texas. She is survived by her ...

Howard E. Koch

Howard E. Koch, 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in his home in Newark. He was born July 16, 1938, in Seneca County, to Myron and Jewell Koch. He married Deanna (Mohr) Koch Sept. 24, 1960, they were married 48 years, and she passed away Oct. 24, 2008. Howard is survived by his ...

Sandra E. Shank

Sandra E. Shank, 74, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo. She was born Oct. 24, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bernard and Edna (Reichstadter) Schwrictenberg. Survivors include her seven children, Mike (Lisa Pascoe) Roberts, Chuck ...

Carmella T. Straub

Carmella T. Straub, 90, of Tiffin, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Carmella was born April 19, 1926, in Tiffin, to Joseph and Mary (Spino) Salpietro and raised by her grandparents, Pat and Carmella Spino. She ...

John M. Cardenas

John M. Cardenas, 63, of Fostoria, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mattie Lou Wible

Mattie Lou Wible, 67, of Tiffin, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin. Her service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, ...

Francis M. Wyeth

Francis M. Wyeth, 60, of rural Sycamore, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at home. He was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Tiffin, to Francis E. and Louise (McDermott) Wyeth, and they survive in rural Sycamore. He married Debra A. (Ward) Wyeth Dec. 1, 1982, and she survives. Also surviving are four ...

John C. Elchisco

John C. Elchisco, 57, of Gaffney, South Carolina, passed away due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Feb. 2, 2017. He was born July 24, 1959, to John R. and Janet Elchisco of Republic. He married Sharon Gowen Nov, 25, 1989, in Gaffney and she survives. He also is ...

Georgetta Ann Hursey

Georgetta Ann Hursey, 89, of Tiffin, died at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her residence. She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Seneca County, to Robert and Cecelia (Kroeckel) LaFountaine. She married Joseph J. Zoeller in 1948, and he died Oct. 31, 1965. She married Loren R. Hursey, May ...

Shirley A. Poignon

Shirley A. Poignon, 78, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. On July 31, 1938, in New Riegel, she was born to Peter and Marie (Piccuito) Lauterbur. She married James A. Poignon June 12, 1970. Survivors include her husband, ...