Obituaries

Donald P. Seifert

Donald P. Seifert, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2017, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born April 14, 1926, in Lakeland, Florida, to Paul and Laura Ann (Goshe) Seifert. He married Ida May Mack Oct. 1, 1949. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, ...

Nancy M. Clapp-Keith

Nancy M. Clapp-Keith, 85, formerly of Clyde and more recently Bellevue, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at her home. She was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Clyde, to Ernest Leroy and Irene (Zettle) Miller. She married Robert Clapp June 19, 1948, and he died May 12, 1984. She then married John Keith ...

Frederick R. Hoffbauer

Frederick R. Hoffbauer, 87, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Fostoria, to the late F. Joseph and Clara M. (Koepfer) Hoffbauer. Surviving is a son, Brett Hoffbauer of Fostoria; stepson, Greg (Sue) Kisaberth of Cape Coral, Florida; ...

William H. O’Dell

William H. O’Dell, 69, of Bellevue, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Veterans Hospital, Wade Park Campus, Cleveland. He was born March 28, 1948, in Norwalk, to Robert and Betty (Miller) O’Dell. He served in the U.S. Army September 1968 to September 1969 as a UH-1 helicopter pilot and ...

Ruth Ann (Hattendorf) Whitta

Ruth Ann (Hattendorf) Whitta, 87, of Fostoria, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Sept. 12, 2017, at The Toledo Hospital, following a series of debilitating strokes. She was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the late Henry W. and Rosella K. (Ramm) Hattendorf. She married ...

Mary Boone

Mary Boone, 96, of Findlay and formerly Fostoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Birchhaven Village, Findlay. She was born June 13, 1921, in Madera, Pennsylvania, to Basil “Wasco” and Anna (Diord) Holobinko. She married Horace O. “Red” Boone Sr. Oct. 28, 1950, in Tiffin, and he ...

Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ Distel

Margaret Ann “Peg” Distel, 88, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Findlay Care Center. Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. A rosary will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will ...

Iris ‘Paddy’ Fiske

Iris “Paddy” Fiske, 95, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at St. Francis Nursing Home, Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Frederick R. Hoffbauer

Frederick R. Hoffbauer, 87, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Calvin E. Wilkinson

Calvin E. Wilkinson, 91, of Tiffin, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Bloomville, to Edward Lee and Zaida (Coffman) Wilkinson. He married Norma May (Houpt) Wilkinson June 25, 1949, at Trinity United Church, McCutchenville. He is survived by his wife, ...

Ruby Cook

Ruby Cook, 90, of Salem, Indiana, and formerly of Tiffin, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Salem Crossing Nursing Home in Salem, Indiana. Ruby was born July 29, 1927, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to the late Pete and Ollie (Givens) Cook. She married Orville D. Cook in ...

Patricia Ann ‘Patty’ Pease

Patricia Ann “Patty” Pease, 69, of Marysville, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Lima, to the late Robert and Jane Weaver Pease. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Pease of Philadelphia; extended family, Barbara Russ, Jennifer (Nathan) ...

Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Watson

Thomas E. “Tom” Watson, 78, of Tiffin, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2017, at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was born April 16, 1939, in Scipio Township, to Virgil O. and Leona (Miller) Watson. He married Suzanne M. “Sue” Bridinger April 28, 1984. ...

John E. ‘Jack’ Bango

John E. “Jack” Bango, 73, of Clyde, died at Stein Hospice in Sandusky Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Mr. Bango was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Sandusky, to John E. Maxine (Scott) Bango. He married Betty Musser Dec. 9, 1967, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother, Maxine Bango Corbin ...

Linda Lee Smith

Linda Lee Smith, 69, of Port Clinton, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Sandusky County, to the late Harry B. and Jean E. (Warner) McDaniel. Graveside services for her will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Kansas Cemetery with the Rev. James ...

Donna Valko

Donna Valko, 88, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont. She was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Clyde, to the late Gordon and Edna (Ball) Linkenbach. Donna married Michael W. Valko July 16, 1949, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue, and he preceded her ...

Ruth A. Whitta

Ruth A. Whitta, 87, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Margaret M. Zieber

Margaret M. Zieber, 98, of Bellevue, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at her home. She was born April 23, 1919, in Castalia, to Ralph and Christina (Kromer) Keller. She married Jerald J. Zieber May 29, 1943, and he preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1992. Survivors include her six children, R. ...

James E. Barger II

James E. Barger II, 55, of Tiffin, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. He was born Sept. 16, 1961, in Tiffin, to Jim and Kathleen Barger of Findlay. James is survived by four children, James E. (Joy) Barger III, Audrey Barger, Michael Barger and Tess Barger, all of Findlay; ...

Rena Ione Benavidez

Rena Ione Benavidez, 51, of Burgoon, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon. Rena was born Feb. 20, 1966, in Tiffin, to Kathryn (Shupe) Hussman and Thomas Glenn Brubaker. She married Bernardo Benavidez Jr. March 2, 1998, in Bettsville, and he ...