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Obituaries

Gladys M. Lyman

Gladys M. Lyman, 90, of Tiffin, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.

Jack E. Thorp

Jack E. Thorp, 72, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Gibsonburg, to the late Walter and Clara (Brocksmidt) Thorp. He married Mary Hemmerly, and they divorced. He then married Joyce Harris in 1982, and she died May 11, 2015. Surviving are ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Zutavern

Richard “Dick” Zutavern, 66, of Bloomville, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at his house due to a fall. Dick was born July 2, 1952, in Tiffin, to the late Harold and Marcella “Sally” (Ackerman) Zutavern. Other survivors include his three children, Sheri (Aaron) Lantz of Attica, ...

Sally E. (Albert) Nycum

Sally E. (Albert) Nycum, 71, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Heritage Village, Clyde. She was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Sandusky, to the late Richard L. and Elaine E. (Cordrey) Albert. She is survived by two sons, Charles C. “Chip” Nycum of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Robin A. ...

Howard Louis ‘Woody’ Plank

Howard Louis “Woody” Plank, 82, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 23, 2018, at Elmwood at the Shawhan, Tiffin. He was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Dent County, Missouri, to Herman and Alma (Stafford) Plank. He married Glenna Plank in 1969, and they later divorced. Survivors ...

Beverly Ann Dennison

Beverly Ann Dennison, 79, of Fostoria, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Fostoria, to John C. and Helen A. Fruth. She married Donald L. Dennison Nov. 26, 1959, at High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria. Mrs. Dennison is survived by her husband; a ...

Patricia A. Ludwig

Patricia A. Ludwig, 73, of Fremont, formerly of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Parkview Care Center, Fremont. She was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Fostoria, to Gerald B. and Laura M. (Babb) Hummel. She married Robert E. Ludwig, and he died Sept. 2, 2007. Surviving is her mother, ...

Paul R. ‘Dick’ Walters

Paul R. “Dick” Walters, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Bascom, to Orville E. and Mary Evelyn (Shumaker) Walters. He married Irene Elchert May 10, 1947, in St. Boniface Rectory, and she preceded ...

Roy E. Baker

Roy E. Baker, 66, of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at his home. He was born July 31, 1952, in Bellevue, to Walter and Elsie (Hubbard) Baker. He married Debra Walters and they divorced. He then married Leona Zunk April 3, 1981, in Fostoria, and she died Aug. 23, 2016 Surviving are ...

Patricia A. Ludwig

Patricia A. Ludwig, 73, of Fremont and formerly Fostoria, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Parkview Care Center, Fremont. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Howard Louis ‘Woody’ Plank

Howard Louis “Woody” Plank, 82, of Tiffin, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Elmwood at the Shawhan, Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Vernon Roger Campbell

Vernon Roger Campbell, 76, of Clyde, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at The Bellevue Hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1942, in Rose Hill, Virginia, to Dexter L. and Novella (Northcutt) Campbell. He married Bonnie DeVanna Dec 20, 1961. Survivors include his wife; three children, Marla (John) ...

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, ...