Obituaries

Dennis M. Slay

Dennis M. Slay, 68, of Sycamore, died at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 8, 2017, at home. He was born July 12, 1949, in Glouster, to Earl F. and Lola B. (Oiler) Slay. He married Margaret (Kuhn) Slay Sept. 19, 1975, and she survives. Surviving are one son, Michael T. Slay of rural Sycamore, and two sisters, ...

Donna Marie (Walliser) Steinmetz

Donna Marie (Walliser) Steinmetz, 94, of Tiffin, died at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital. Donna was born July 4, 1923, in Tiffin, to Fred and Louisa (Homan) Walliser. She married Eugene B. Steinmetz, Nov. 7, 1942, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He died Oct. ...

Paulette Daniel Schneider

Paulette Daniel Schneider, 68, of Clyde, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Bellevue. She was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Tiffin. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of her service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.

James D. Saltz

James D. Saltz, 74, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria. James was born June 26, 1943, in Findlay, to James and Rowena (Helms) Saltz. He married Julia Lynn Simon July 19, 1964, in Findlay, she died Nov. 29, 1980. He then married Blanche Badabaugh ...

Fredrick ‘Fritz’ V. Elchert Jr.

Fredrick “Fritz” V. Elchert Jr., 68, of New Riegel, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Tiffin, to Fredrick V. and Rose (Scherger) Elchert Sr. He married Brenda Arnett, Aug. 22, 1998, in New Riegel. He is survived by his father, Fredrick V. (Anna) ...

Lois L. Kurtz

Lois L. Kurtz, 63, of Carey, died at 3:06 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. Born March 19, 1954, in Findlay, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Jane (Brown) Kurtz. She is survived by four siblings, Jennifer (Bill) Coppler, Dave (Nancy) Kurtz, ...

Peter M. ‘Mike’ Ringle

Peter M. “Mike” Ringle, 70, of Tiffin, passed away at 8:03 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Mike was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Tiffin, to the late Alvin and Kathryn (Lind) Ringle. He married Nancy (Hayfield) July 3, 1970, in Fostoria, ...

David. L. Hannigan

David. L. Hannigan, 86, of Fostoria, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born March 31, 1931, in Montgomery, West Virginia, to the late Lawrence and Nell (Blair) Hannigan. He married Gloria Kraylek Oct. 12, 1962, and she died April 25, 1994. He is survived by four sons, David ...

Joseph C. Simon

Joseph C. Simon, 64, of Bloomdale, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1953, in Findlay, to the late James L. and Mary (Feehan) Simon. He married Kathy D. Housel Sept. 14, 1974, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives ...

Jessica Jane Scott-Welly

Jessica Jane Scott-Welly, 33, of Fostoria, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mary Lou Klewer

Mary Lou Klewer, 70, of Phoenix, Arizona, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at her residence. She was born March 15, 1947, in Job, Kentucky, to James and Lona (Bowen) Fitch. She married William Klewer July 24, 1965, in Tiffin, and he survives. Other survivors include a son, William Klewer Jr.; ...

Ronald Eugene Shook Sr.

Ronald Eugene Shook Sr., 77, of Milton, Florida and formerly of Tiffin, moved on from this realm to be with his beautiful wife, Dona Marie Shook, for eternal peace and happiness Aug. 7, 2017, while surrounded by his family at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Ron was born Jan. 9, 1940, in ...

Deborah K. ‘Debbie’ O’Brien

Deborah K. “Debbie” O’Brien, 66, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born March 31, 1951, in Glendale, West Virginia, to Paul David Sr. and Helen Louise (Beeman) Maxwell. She married Joseph C. O’Brien Sept. 9, 1972, and he ...

Michael Lynn Smith

Michael Smith, 63, formerly of Tiffin, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Avow Hospice, Naples, Florida. His celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Seneca Memory Gardens chapel, Tiffin. Family and friends are invited to attend.

M. Justine Knoll

M. Justine Knoll, 80, resident of Willard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Ohio Health Mansfield, after a brief illness. She was born May 10, 1937, in Bloomville, to Al and Pearl (Fisher) Davis. She married Raymond “Shorty” C. Knoll Oct. 11, 1980. She is survived by her husband ...

Stephen S. Girton

Stephen S. Girton, 61, of Bellevue, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at The Bellevue Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Auxter Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bellevue.

David. L. Hannigan

David. L. Hannigan, 86, of Fostoria, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Barbara E. Puckett

Barbara E. Puckett, 86, of Carey, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Birchaven Village, Findlay. She was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Carey, to Ralph and Opal (Eingle) Hill. She married John Harold Puckett Feb. 10, 1948, in Maysville, Kentucky. Survivors include two sons, Ralph “Ace” (Annie) ...

Kathryn L. Cooper

Kathryn L. Cooper, 78, of Tiffin, died at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Elmwood at the Shawhan. She was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Jerry City, to Victor and Justine (Lofay) McIntyre. She married Robert Cooper, and he died Dec. 26, 2008. Survivors include, three sons, Robert (Stacy) ...

Dorla A. Walter

Dorla A. Walter, 85, of rural Carey, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital in Tiffin. Born July 25, 1932, in Hancock county, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Bernice (Myers) Diebley. She married Elmer D. Walter March 7, 1954, at West ...