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Obituaries

Ruth S. Conley

Ruth S. Conley, 89, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at her daughter’s residence in Fostoria. She was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to Fred Lee and Rita Bell (Gibson) Fraley. She is survived by her daughter, Violet Stanfield of Fostoria; a brother, William ...

Phyllis M. Gunter

Phyllis M. Gunter, 91, of Tiffin, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Good Shepherd Village, Fostoria. She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Tiffin, to Ralph and Emma (Felty) Fraley. She married Charles (Red) D. Gunter March 15, 1945, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and he preceded her in death in ...

Rita G. Hartzell

Rita G. Hartzell, 84, of Findlay and formerly Bellevue, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born July 17, 1932, in Bellevue, to Clarence and Gertrude (Halbeisen) Herman. She married Edward Hartzell Sr. Aug. 23, 1952, at Immaculate Conception Church, ...

Mrs. Lewis

Florence R. Lewis

Florence R. Lewis, 88, of rural Tiffin, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Sandusky, to Albert and Henrietta (Ofenburg) Hartley. She married Dale W. Lewis April 10, 1948, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde. Survivors include her ...

Michael Wayne Frederick

Michael Wayne Frederick, 64, of Tiffin, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. He was born June 29, 1952, in Tiffin, to Robert Louis and Vercie “Bea” (Adkins) Frederick. He is survived by a nephew; an aunt; and an uncle. He was ...

John Allen Baker Sr.

John Allen Baker Sr., 62, of Findlay, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.

Robert Allen McGee

Robert Allen McGee, 61, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Ms. Schilling

Susan Jean Schilling

Susan Jean Schilling, 59, of Findlay, passed away in her home Dec. 18, 2016. She was born to Otto Julius (Jay) Schilling and Marge Irene (Mitchell) Schilling Aug. 5, 1957, in Findlay, and they preceded her in death, as did her brother, Thomas. “Aunt Susie” is survived by 17 nieces ...

Michael Wayne Frederick

Michael Wayne Frederick, 64, of Tiffin, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin.

Mr. Borer

James Ervin ‘Jim’ Borer

James Ervin “Jim” Borer, 49, of Fremont, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at home. He was born Sept. 16, 1967, in Fremont, to Barbara (Werling) and Gerald Borer. He graduated from Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School in 1985. His passion for SJCC athletics continued long ...

Mrs. Huss

Zita Theresa Huss

Zita Theresa Huss, 89, of Tiffin, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Anderson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati. She was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Bellevue, to Frederick and Ottilia (Gerber) Missler. She married Francis Vincent Huss Aug. 10, 1957, in Immaculate ...

Mr. Ruse

Larry W. ‘Sonny’ Ruse

Larry W. “Sonny” Ruse, 86, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Admiral’s Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation, Huron, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 27, 1930, in Sandusky, to Larry and Esther (Walker) Ruse. Larry was a graduate of Sandusky High School ...

Opal Mae Britenburg

Opal Mae Britenburg, 96, formerly of Clyde and more recently of Loveland, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Opal was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Vickery, to John and Alice (Lidke) Barr. She married Homer Britenburg Sept. 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death Nov. 11, 2006. Survivors include two ...

Ruth L. Childers

Ruth L. Childers, 93, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Manor, Fostoria. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Weston, to the late Clarence and Mildred (Merrill) Nier. Surviving is a son, Carl Clayton Berger of Tiffin; a daughter, Kathy J. (Sam) Hagan of Fostoria; ...

Gail Laney

Gail Laney, 54, of Fostoria, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. She was born Oct. 8, 1962, in Fostoria, the daughter of Asa and Madonna (Utz) Daugherty. She is survived by her three children, Joshua Laney, Heather (Anthony) Taylor and Leah (Erik Mercado) Laney all ...

Florence R. Lewis

Florence R. Lewis, 88, of rural Tiffin, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Mrs. Parker

Beatrice Agnes Parker

Beatrice Agnes Parker, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. She was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Fremont, to Wilmer and Mayme (Hoffman) Timmons. Beatrice attended Jackson Burgoon Schools. Beatrice married William Parker Nov. 15, 1947, in Covington, ...

Mr. Welter

Roger R. Welter

Roger R. Welter, 78, of rural Tiffin, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Roger was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Tiffin, to Raymond A. and Ruth C. (Miller) Welter. He married Roberta “Bobbie” Deibert June 14, 1958. Survivors include ...

Ryan M. Haaser

Ryan M. Haaser, 43, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at The Toledo Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1972, in Tiffin, to Leonard R. and Gail M. (Howard) Haaser. He married Deanna Parkins and they later divorced. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Leonard R. “Len” ...

Constance ‘Connie’ Mae Pierce

Constance “Connie” Mae Pierce, 75, of Bettsville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. He was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Fostoria, to Noel Eugene and Leila Mae (Bates) Thrasher. Survivors include five children, Deborah (Duane) Pierce of Fostoria, Michael ...