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Obituaries

Esma Elizabeth Cronin

After a long and full life, Esma Elizabeth Cronin, 101, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Silver Maples of Chelsea Retirement Community. Her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, John, were by her side. Esma was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Pine Village, Indiana, to Dr. Duffield Dufferin ...

Ronald W. ‘Ron’ Rumschlag

Ronald W. “Ron” Rumschlag, 82, of Fostoria, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home. He was born July 24, 1936, in New Riegel, to Ralph and Agnes (Finsel) Rumschlag. He married Margo Ann Karcher June 6, 1959, and she preceded him in death. Survivors include his ...

John A. Burkin

John A. Burkin, 69, of Clyde, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at The Bellevue Hospital. John was born Feb. 13, 1949, to Rolland “R.J.” and Margaret (Weidle) Burkin. He married Kathleen Oct. 15, 1971, at St. Marys Catholic Church, Clyde. John is survived by his wife; a son, Andrew Burkin of ...

Paul R. ‘Dick’ Walters

Paul R. “Dick” Walters, 91, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of his funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., ...

Delores A. Heimrich

Delores A. Heimrich, 70, of Tiffin, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, at her home. There will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is ...

Nevin N. ‘Norman’ Fry

Nevin N. “Norman” Fry, 96, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, Tiffin. He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Bettsville, to Nevin and Leona (Shawl) Fry. He married Eleanor Frankfield Jan. 31, 1948, and she preceded him in death July 9, ...

John C. Kovach

John C. Kovach, 93, of Upper Sandusky, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at his residence. He was born Jan. 4, 1925, to George and Anna (Popadines) Kovach. He married Dorothy Bill Nov. 27, 1948, and she survives in Upper Sandusky. He also is survived by his three children, Diane Lynne (James) ...

Gregory Nicholas ‘Greg’ Merryfield

Gregory Nicholas “Greg” Merryfield, 30, of Republic, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, Aug. 19, 2018, after living with a congenital heart disease his entire life. He was born Dec. 12, 1987, in Tiffin, to Donald and Barbara Jean (Nicholas) Merryfield. He is survived by his parents, ...

Ruth A. Burger

Ruth A. Burger, 90, of Seneca House, Tiffin, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Seneca House. She was born May 31, 1928, to Lewis and Hadie (Molyet) Wilhelm. She married John Burger Oct. 15, 1971, and he died Nov. 10, 2017. Surviving are three children, Jim (Deb) Fox of rural Sycamore, Don ...

Alberta Rathbun

Alberta Rathbun, 85, of Clyde, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the Willows of Bellevue. She was born Nov. 18, 1932, to Albert and Ruth (Custer) Kline. She married Thomas Rathbun Jan. 14, 1956, in Clyde. She is survived by her three sons, Mark (Julie) Rathbun of Clyde, David (Linda) Rathbun ...

Ronald W. Rumschlag

Ronald W. Rumschlag, 82, of Fostoria, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Joyce Mae (Daughenbaugh) Mekus

Joyce Mae (Daughenbaugh) Mekus, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born in Tiffin, to Malcolm and Kathryn Daughenbaugh, and was the oldest of three children. She is survived by four children, Kim Mekus of Southaven, Mississippi, Joe (Wendi) Mekus of ...

Georgianne Baker

Georgianne Baker, 91, of Wharton, died at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born July 27, 1927, in Wharton to Jack and Cletus (Plott) Bristoll. Georgianne married Herbert W. Baker March 27, 1947, and he preceded her in death Nov. ...

Marilyn J. Stevens

Marilyn J. Stevens, 85, of Sycamore, died at 11:07 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Upper Sandusky. She was born April 29, 1933, in Wyandot County, to Jacob A. and Mazie M. (Covert) Margraf. She married Glenn Stevens Aug. 18, 1951, and he ...

Morris B. Clark Jr.

Morris B. Clark Jr., 60, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at his home following his battle with cancer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 5,1957, to Morris B. Sr. and Barbara (Scruggs) Clark. He married Donna Lou Townsend July 18, 1986, and she survives. Survivors also ...

Marcy L. Shambaugh

Marcy L. Shambaugh, 59, of Fostoria, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 20, 1959, in Upper Sandusky. Mrs. Shambaugh is survived by a sister, Alaire B. of Weston. There will be a graveside service for Marcy at a later date in the Nevada cemetery. Engle-Shook ...

Greg N. Merryfield

Greg N. Merryfield, 30, of Republic, died Sunday, Aug 19, 2018. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin. His services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Farewell Retreat Cemetery, ...

Ruth A. Burger

Ruth A. Burger, 90, of Seneca House, Tiffin, died Monday, Aug 20, 2018, at Seneca House, Tiffin. Funeral arrangements are pending at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore.

Katherine R. Baxter

Katherine R. Baxter, 75, of Tiffin, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at St. Francis Home. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, followed by a service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Katie Treadway officiating. Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home ...

Katherine R. Baxter

Katherine R. Baxter, 75, of Tiffin, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2018, at St. Francis Home. She was born to Thomas Gail and Carolyn (Arnold) Reigle March 1, 1943. She married Robert Baxter April 2, 1966, and he survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Leah (Steve) Bechtol of ...