Obituaries

Carla J. Dieter

Carla J. Dieter, 88, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Kubasek

Virginia “Ginny” Kubasek, 89, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Joann Pitts

Joann Pitts, 62, of Fostoria, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Dorothy Louise Shorsher

Dorothy Louise Shorsher, 96, of Noblesville, Indiana, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Harbour Manor, Noblesville, Indiana. Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, is handling arrangements.

Betty Jackson

Betty Jackson, 89, died at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Beaumont Hospital, Michigan. Betty Jean Cousin was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Fostoria, to Roy and Alice (Talbot) Cousin. She married Charles Richard Jackson May 11, 1946. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Antoinette (Robert) Heath ...

Marla Jean Staib

Marla J. Staib, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennesse, and formerly of Tiffin, passed away at 6:33 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at her home. Marla was born Oct. 27, 1942, in Tiffin, to Elbert and Dorris Mann. She married Willis Staib May 16, 1964, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death in ...

Tom F. Thiel

Tom F. Thiel, 89, of Upper Sandusky, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Primrose Retirement Community of Mansfield. He was born June 13, 1929, in Upper Sandusky, to Vincent J. and Laura (Landversicht) Thiel. Mr. Thiel married Gladys E. (Morrison) Thiel and she died in 1992. He then married ...

Jacqueline ‘Big Jac’ L. Franklin

Jacqueline “Big Jac” L. Franklin, 73, of Tiffin, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her residence. She was born Aug. 24, 1944, in Tiffin, to Bruce J. and Clara L. (Rathburn) Robenalt. She married Donnie R. Franklin Oct. 3, 1964, in Tiffin. Mrs. Franklin is survived by a brother, Robert B. ...

Sally Jo Gordon

Sally Jo Gordon, 79, of Fostoria, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home. She was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Fostoria, to Merrill K. and Stella (Pinyard) Ward. She is survived by five children, Terry (David) Stevens of Findlay, Cindy Jo (Daniel) Coppler of Alvada, Dennis Hill and Scott (Cindy) ...

Bruce A. Walker

Bruce A. Walker, 59, of Clyde, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home. He was born April 20, 1959, in Fremont, to Boyd and Dolores (Smith) Walker. Surviving are his fiancee, Rhonda Whitt and a sister, Pattie Walker of Florida. There will be no services at this time. Auxter Funeral ...

Mary Lou Hiser

Mary Lou Hiser, 70, of North Baltimore, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Lawrence ‘Larry’ N. Miller Jr.

Lawrence “Larry” N. Miller Jr., 67, of Tiffin, died Monday, June18, 2018, at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

F. Marvin Cates

F. Marvin Cates, 88, of Perrysville, died Saturday morning, June 16, 2018, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital after a brief illness. Marvin was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Perrysville, the son of the late Floyd C. and Cora (Gilmore) Cates. He was a 1948 graduate of Perrysville High School and a U.S. ...

Pantaleon J. Sanchez

Pantaleon J. Sanchez, 77, of Fostoria, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born July 27, 1940, in Hondo, Texas, to the late Maximo and Christina (Garcia) Sanchez. He married Sulema Mauricio March 5, 1965, and she preceded him in death April 23, ...

Mary M. Pappas

Mary M. Pappas, 85, of Fostoria, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria.

Shirley King Ruden

Shirley King Ruden, 87, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and formerly of Tiffin, passed away peacefully Friday, June 1, 2018, at Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills. Shirley was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Oelwein, Iowa, the only child of Lee and Grace King. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Zelda ...

Carol S. ‘Sue’ Ruhlen

Carol S. “Sue” Ruhlen, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Catherine’s Care Center of Fostoria. She was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Tiffin, to George Gentry and Evelyn (Shaffer) Briihl. She married Lawrence L. Ruhlen June 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death April 11, ...

Verena Saad

Verena Saad, 101, of North Olmsted and formerly of Tiffin, passed away at 10:03 p.m. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Verena died very peacefully, holding her oldest son Jim’s hand, in Joshua Tree Care Center, North Olmsted. Her daughter, Pat (Saad) Meterko and husband, Ray, who had ...

Robert J. ‘Bumper’ Baum

Robert J. “Bumper” Baum, 73, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Bellevue, to Harold G. and Angela (Juliano) Baum. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Patricia (Zimmerman) Baum and Judy (Prescott) Baum, ...

Albert ‘Butch’ Lee Cravens

Albert “Butch” Lee Cravens, 74, of Clyde, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at his home. He was born March 27, 1944, in Fremont, to Ethmer “Jack” and Ruth (Conley) Cravens. He married Judith Root April 4, 1975. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Brenda (Larry “Rick”) Kessler of ...