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Dorothy Brown Opdycke, 97 years, of Bryan, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Anna’s House, of Hillside Country Living, Bryan. Dorothy was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Curtis and Ruth (Geiger) Decker. She was a 1940 graduate of Bryan High Schoo…

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Norma E. Sanders, age 93, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 9:12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at SKLD health care, Bryan, where she was a patient. Mrs. Sanders was a 1944 graduate of Edon High School and was a receiving clerk at The Aro Corporation in Bryan for 18 years. She was a member of Wesley Un…

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Howard W. Skiles, age 97, of Montpelier, Ohio, died at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Hillside Country Living, near Bryan, Ohio, where he was a resident. Mr. Skiles was a 1940 graduate of Edon High School and was a lifelong farmer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a staff …

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Lee W. Miller, age 89, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, with his wife of 65 years at his side. Mr. Miller was a 1948 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the United States Marine…

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Joan M. Gordon, 86, of Montpelier, passed away early Sunday morning at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on Aug. 16, 1933, in Montpelier to Seldon L. and Imo Lulu (Gaskill) Mick. Joan married Gail E. Gordon on March 25, 1956, in Montpelier and he preceded her in death in M…

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Born on Jan. 1, 1950, in Montpelier, Ohio, Marvin Thorp liked to say that the whole world celebrated his birthday. While friends understood he was joking, those who knew Marvin’s love, creativity, generosity and kindness certainly did celebrate him and were grateful for the opportunity to be…

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Ralph R. “Brownie” Brown, age 87, of Evansport, Ohio, passed away suddenly at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov., 27, 2019, in his home. Mr. Brown began working at the GM plant in Defiance, Ohio, at 19 years old and after less than a year was drafted into the United States Army, proudly serving in…

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Mary Eleanor (Hauter) Singer passed peacefully in her sleep at Brookview Nursing Center in Defiance on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, where she was faithfully attended by Linda, Tina and many others including the caring professionals of Great Lakes Hospice. She was born May 19, 1929, at Six Corne…

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Nora J. (Hose) Altman, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Altman was a 1949 graduate of Edgerton High School, where she was a majorette and cheerleader and was the class histori…

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Gerald W. Van Meer, 93, of Pioneer, passed away on Nov. 25, 2019, at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. He was born on Nov. 16, 1926, in Toledo to Harold W. and Mildred I. (Griesinger) Van Meer. Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On May 30, 1948,…

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Thomas E. Fry, 54, of Edon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born on Dec. 14, 1964, in Angola, Indiana, to Donald W. and Yvonne L. (DeVos) Fry. He graduated from Edon High School in 1983.

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Kelli Joann Stahl, 27, of Montpelier, passed on to the other side on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on Aug. 9, 1992, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to Bradford G. and Robin L. (Starr) Stahl. Kelli graduated from Montpelier High School in 201…

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Karen Mae Troxell, 71, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born Aug. 20, 1948, in Hillsdale, Michigan, to Kenneth and Thelma (Hassett) Word. She married Thomas Troxell on June 23, 1968, and he preceded her in death on Jan. …

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Mary Ann Kosier, 90, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Northcrest Rehab and Nursing in Napoleon, Ohio.

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Miriam M. Pape, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family. She worked in a flashlight factory during World War II, raised and dressed poultry and later worked at Beam Stream in maintenance for 20 years. After retirement, she and her h…

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Thomas E. Fry, 54, of Edon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

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Buddy L. Krontz, age 65, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio, where he was a patient. Mr. Krontz was a graduate of Edon High School and worked at Edgerton Forge in Edgerton, Ohio, for more than 30 year…

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Theodore “Ted” Paul Frame, 57, of Pioneer, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. He was born on March 26, 1962, in Bryan, to Merrill and Ruth L. (Rademaker) Frame Jr. Ted graduated from North Central High School in 1980 and was a state-qualifying wrestler. He went …

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Lloyd M. Gearhart, age 81, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Gearhart was a graduate of Edon High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He operated Gearhart Lo…

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Joann June Moore, 87 years, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at SKLD–Bryan Center. Joann was born June 30, 1932, in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of the late Herbert and Nancy (Bible) Northrup. She was a 1950 graduate of Montpelier High School. Joann married William Moo…

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Douglas “Dusty” W. Dean, age 72, of Bryan, passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1966-1972. Dusty was a member of the Bryan VFW Post 2489, Moose Lodge 1064 and Eagles Aerie 2233. He enjoyed pheasant hunting and was a very active suppo…

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Margaret B. Sweet, age 101, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was a resident. Mrs. Sweet received her degree in education from Winona State Teachers College and her master’s degree from Ball State U…

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Bryan City Schools heard a report from the first portion of its inaugural year providing a manufacturing-based course offering recognized credentials at the high school level on Monday at its monthly board of education meeting.

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Sue Groff, age 87, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 8:49 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Fountain Park Inn and Villas in Bryan, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Groff was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Edgerton Ch…

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Ada A. Tinkel, 96, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Kingston on Dupont. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Schie.

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Martha A. Singleton, 73, of Stryker, passed away Thursday in Maryville, Illinois. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

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Ed Good, 46, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, at his home in Hickman, Tennessee. Ed was born in Hillsdale County on April 25, 1973, the son of Bob and Ruth Good, Stryker, Ohio. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He attended Stryker High School and was in the Army. He worked as a welder an…