Obituaries

Gary D. Cole

Gary D. Cole, 83, of Upper Sandusky, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home in Upper Sandusky. Gary was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Carey, to Cecil and Golda (Keckler) Cole. He married Carolyn Ratliff June 2, 1956, in Richmond, Indiana, and she survives in Upper ...

Janice B. Hill

Janice B. Hill, 80, formerly of Adrian, died at 6:35a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay. Born March 24, 1938, in Carey, she was the daughter of Fred and Gladys (Yingling) Bakies. She married Franklin D. “Ike” Hill April 28, 1956. He preceded her in death Sept. 27, ...

Thomas Raschke

Thomas Raschke, 70, of Toledo, died Friday, July 20, 2018, at The Willows at Bellevue. He was born July 29, 1947, in Bellevue, to Arthur “Louie” and Mildred (Celek) Raschke. He is survived by his father, Arthur of Bellevue, and a sister, Cynthia (Gus) Van Fleet of Toledo. He was ...

Margaret M. Haaser

Margaret M. Haaser, 98, of Fostoria, died Friday, July 20, 2018, at Independence House, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

Richard Lee Hirsch

Richard Lee Hirsch, 90, residing in Fremont, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in ProMedica Memorial Hospital, Fremont. He was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Van Wert, to Louie J. and Goldie Mae (King) Hirsch. He is survived by his three children, Bruce (Barbara) Hirsch of Columbus, Sharon (Joe) Lee of ...

Melverna ‘Mickey’ Mae Auxter

Melverna “Mickey” Mae Auxter, 96, of Clyde, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Valleyview Health Care of Fremont. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Old Fort, to George Howard and Mae Estella (Blue) Smith. She married Walter E. Auxter Aug. 5, 1945, and he survives. Survivors also include three ...

John C. Hutchins

John C. Hutchins, 72, of Clyde, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1946, in Lancaster, to Emmitt John and Pauline (Jolly) Hutchins. He married Phyllis R. (Harrah) Hutchins March 19, 1971, in London. He is survived by his wife; one son, ...

Betty M. Bossler

Betty M. Bossler, 92, of Fostoria, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Jerry J. Weber

Jerry J. Weber, 82, of Florida, and formerly Fostoria, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, Florida. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Helen E. Reinhart

Helen E. Reinhart, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 12, 2018, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. She was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Liberty Township near Five Points, to John M. and Edith S. (Stork) Sorg. She married Richard C. Reinhart June 7, 1946, in St. Andrews Church, ...

Barbara Ann Ratliff

Barbara Ann Ratliff, 67, of Carey, passed away at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. She was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Sandusky, to Joseph and Donna (Zollars) McCoy. She married Hamilton Ratliff July 27, 1974, and they divorced. Barbara is ...

Opal F. Drake

Opal F. Drake, 94, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Bloomdale, to Guy and Ruth (Davis) Loman. She married Donald K. Drake; they later divorced and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two grandchildren. She also ...

Constance A. ‘Connie’ Hamilton

Constance A. “Connie” Hamilton, 77, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1941, in Fostoria, to Henry Arthur and Hazel Yvonne (Valenti) Bauman. She married Gerald L. Hamilton and he died Feb. 5, 1990. Surviving are six children, Christy ...

Robert B. Munroe

Robert B. Munroe, 72, of Tiffin, died Monday July 16, 2018, at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1945, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Lt. Col. Robert B. (USAF) and Loretta T. (McCourt) Munroe. He married Barbara Weisenauer-Price Aug. 7, 1992. Mr. Munroe is survived by his two stepsons, ...

Henderson Hacker Jr.

Henderson Hacker Jr., 86, of Bloomville, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018, at his home in Bloomville. Henderson was born April 9, 1932, in Laurel County, Kentucky, to Henderson and Della Hacker Sr. He married Norma Jean Steeples Jan. 28, 1956, in Danville, Illinois, and she preceded him in ...

Sandra M. Mestrez

Sandra M. Mestrez, 70, of Findlay, and formerly of Tiffin, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at The Heritage Nursing Home. Sandra was born April 16, 1948, in Tiffin, to Robert and Pat (French) Mestrez. Sandra is survived by her three siblings, Robert (Mary) Mestrez of South ...

Wayne F. Walton

Wayne F. Walton, 93, of Sycamore, passed away peacefully Monday, July 16, 2018. Wayne was born June 22, 1925, to B.F. and Mabel (Everhart) Walton. He married Jean Weininger Feb. 26, 1950, and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years. He graduated from Sycamore High School in 1943 and was a veteran ...

Joyce Berkey

Joyce Berkey, 89, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Bellevue Care Center. She was born April 28, 1929, in Lynn, Kentucky, to Estill C. and Dalice (Wright) Berkey. She is survived by three sons, David (Brenda) Berkey of Bellevue, Donald (Linda) Berkey of Lorain and John (Deya) ...

Colleen A. Norris

Colleen A. Norris, 41, of Fostoria, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Bridge Hospice of Blanchard Valley Health System, Bowling Green. She was born Dec. 22, 1976, in Tiffin, to William R. “Bill” and Karen E. Grine. She is survived by her parents, Bill (Terri) Grine of Lancaster and Karen ...

Constance ‘Connie’ A. Hamilton

Constance “Connie” A. Hamilton, 77, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44882.