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Richard L. Hess, M.D., 79 years, of Bryan, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Richard was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on Dec. 12, 1940, to Paul R. and Carol L. (Swiger) Hess. He graduated from Victory H…

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Dale A. Puff Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to be with his Lord and Savior. Born April 10, 1934, on the family farm in Poe, Indiana, he was the son of the late Adolph W. and Malinda Ann (Parker) Puff. He gradu…

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Daphne Lyric Hannaford, 9, of Edon, passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 6, 2020. She was born on July 27, 2011, in Bryan to Eric J. Hannaford and Cherish L. Brown. Daphne attended Edon Elementary School and was a proud Bomber on the 8U softball team that won the championship during th…

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Madonna Anna Brenner, age 95, of Stryker, Ohio, passed away Aug. 7, 2020, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a chiropractic assistant at the Williams Clinic.

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Eileen M. Word, age 99, of Edgerton, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, after a brief illness. Eileen worked with her husband as a bookkeeper in his contract painting business for 40 years. She was an aide at Park View…

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Robert A. Borckardt, age 76, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at Regency of Grand Blanc. Bob graduated from Bryan High School in 1961. He was a graduate of Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) and a certified public accountant. Bob retired as comptroller …

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Pauline A. Ramus, 92 years, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at her son’s residence in Churubusco, Indiana. Pauline was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Stryker, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Studenka) Konesky. She was a graduate of Woodville High School. Pauline ma…

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Richard L. Kissinger, age 72, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 12:28 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, shortly after admittance to Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola, Indiana. Mr. Kissinger was a graduate of Edon High School and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. He retired f…

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Herbert L. Retcher, 75 years, of Ney, passed away suddenly, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in his residence. Herb was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Malinta, Ohio, the son of the late Harold W. and Virginia J. (Cramer) Retcher. He was a 1962 graduate of Fairview High School. He married Alice Faye McKelvey …

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Ronald Lee Harter, age 65, of Pulaski, Ohio, passed away suddenly in his home at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Mr. Harter was a 1972 graduate of Bryan High School and had been employed by Essman Screw Products, which became Swivel-Tec in Bryan, for more than 30 years. He loved his stree…

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Clayton Ray Middaugh, 84 years, of Hicksville, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, in his home. Clayton was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Hicksville, the son of the late Ray and Bertha (Sprow) Middaugh. He was a 1955 graduate of Hicksville High School. On Nov. 16, 1958, Clayton was united in marriage…

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Wayne N. Keller, age 86, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday morning, July 30, 2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.

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Carole M. Beard, age 76, of Fairfield, Ohio, and formerly of Northwest, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after an extended illness. Mrs. Beard was a 1962 graduate of Edgerton High School, received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University…

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Elaine K. Graber, age 82, of Stryker, Ohio, passed away July 30, 2020, at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to her retirement, Elaine worked as the secretary at the Stryker Elementary School.

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Michael J. Arnos, age 40, succumbed to mental illness on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at his home. His torture is over and he is now at peace.

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Larry E. McKelvey, 73, of Montpelier, passed away on July 28, 2020, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1947, in Wauseon to Walter R. and Gladys I. (Shaull) McKelvey. Larry graduated from Montpelier High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army, completing one tour d…

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Robert R. “Bob” Wieland, 77 years, of Bryan, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, returned to his heavenly home, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at SKLD–Bryan Center, Bryan, Ohio, where he was a resident the past year.

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Carolyn Mae Walsh, age 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Bryan, the daughter of Clarence and Kathleen (Beavers) Walsh. She graduated from Ney High School as a member of the last graduating class …

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James B. Wagner Jr., 78, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away July 27, 2020. James was born in Fostoria, Ohio, to James B. Wagner Sr. and Myrtle L. Wilkins (née Wagner). He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry.

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Judith N. Peck, age 72, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 10:13 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2020. Ms. Peck was employed by The Arrow Tru-Line in Bryan, retiring with more than 13 years of service. Judith was a member of Bryan Eagles Aerie No. 2233 and AMVETS Post No. 54 in Bryan.

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Cloard “Nick” Thiel, age 87, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020, after a brief illness. Mr. Thiel was a 1950 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was employed by The Aro Corporation in Bryan, retiring with mor…

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Angela “Angie” H. Cryer, 79, of Montpelier, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on Oct. 20, 1940, in Adrian, Michigan, to Paul J. and Velma L. (Martin) Anders. Angie graduated from Montpelier High School in 1958. On Dec. 13, 1958, sh…

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Alfred Lamar Mocherman, 72, of Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1947, in Bryan, Ohio, to Everett Mocherman and Eva (Whitney) Mocherman. He graduated from Edon High School. On June 25, 1966, he married Gail Hasten in Hillsdale, Michigan.

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Mark A. Koller, 59, of Montpelier, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020, at his home. He was born on April 12, 1961, in Bryan to Charles E. and Dorothy A. (Comings) Koller. Mark graduated from Bryan High School in 1979 and attended Defiance College after graduation.

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Larry J. Barns, age 68, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 10:09 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier, Ohio, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Barns was a graduate of Camden-Frontier High School and served in the United States Army. Larry was employed …

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Irvin Lee Fether, 85, of Adrian, Michigan, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. He was born March 6, 1935, in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio, a son of the late Jacob and Lulu (Towne) Fether.

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Jo Ann Harman, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:42 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where she was a patient, after an extended illness. She was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School and had been an employee of The Ohio Art Company for m…

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Carl D. Holthues, age 92, of Edon, Ohio, died at 3:35 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio, where he was a resident. Mr. Holthues was a 1947 graduate of Edon High School and served in the United States Army, spending 21 months in Korea during the Korea…

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Margaret E. Gordon, 96, of Montpelier, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice center. She was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Pulaski to John A. and Dorothy Louella (Rausch) Osborn. Margaret graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942. She married Henry “Hank” Gor…

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Melba I. Mercer, age 79, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 p.m. at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Mercer was a devoted mother and grandmother who did home care and cleaning for the elderly in the Edgerton area. She was a…

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Dale John Rupp passed from this life to see Jesus on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a brief illness. Dale was a devoted husband, wonderful father, as well as an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. He taught his children devotion,…

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William (Bill) Clark, 78 years, of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Bill was born on July 26, 1941, in Trotwood, Ohio, the son of the late Ralph Clark and Betty (Herschel) Hicks. Bill married Shirley (Lothamer) Clark on May 15…

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Nancy Edwards, 87 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Cape Coral, Florida. Nancy was born July 26, 1932, in Parris Island, South Carolina, to the late Helen (Skrok) and William Kernig. She was a graduate of Archbold High School and was a homemaker.

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Billie L. Wolfe, 91 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Billie was born May 14, 1929, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the late James and Bernice (Green) Langley. She was a 1949 graduate of Edgerto…

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Jerald “Jerry” J. Mercer, 82, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.