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Brad Lee Baylog, 50, of Darien, Illinois, is at peace on Jan. 22, 2020, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was in his home, surrounded by the love of his mother, father, two sons and sister. Brad was born July 14, 1969, in Bryan, Ohio, to Ronald and Michelle Baylog.

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God reeled in a rugged angel, Lance Wayne Lennen, age 19, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, while he was ice fishing at Snow Lake.

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George W. Nicely, 78, of Hamler, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 24, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 25, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, to John and Lena (Kiessling) Nicely. George married Rosella (née Golden) Fifer on Feb. 17, 1978, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holgate.

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Barbara J. Kreischer, 89, of Montpelier, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

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Edith Margaret Mast passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Her 100 years on this earth made her a treasure trove of stories and facts. Until the day she died, she could entertain her family and friends with her humorous stories and recount details, dates and …

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Jason N. Cooper, age 36, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away at the University of Toledo Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame football.

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Velma R. Corbin, age 95, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:28 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. She was an assembler and floor supervisor at Pioneer Rubber Company and AMF. She managed Ranchwood Mobile Home Park in Bucyrus and New Was…

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Marian A. Pierce, age 91, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, where she was a resident. Mrs. Pierce was valedictorian of her graduating class of Kunkle High School. She was a devoted homemaker and farm wife who …

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Melvin K. Wineland, 66 years, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at his home with his wife by his side. Melvin was born July 24, 1953, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late Richard and Beulah (Smith) Wineland. He married Marilyn Shonk on Nov. 19, 1988, in Bryan, Ohio, and she s…

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It is with great sadness that the Charles “Butch” Isaac Family shares the passing of Brenda Ann Isaac. Brenda was the loving wife of Charles Arthur Isaac and the loving mother of Deborah Ann Isaac and Kimberly Isaac Wright.

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Ronald E. “Bean” Baker, 72, of Pioneer, was taken home by his lord and savior on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He was the son of the late John W. Baker and Burdena (DeLong) Baker on Aug. 11, 1947, at Cameron Hospital in Bryan, Ohio. He was the fifth of 10 children and is survived by sisters, Judy Y…

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Helen M. Harr, age 75, of rural Stryker, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Defiance ProMedica Regional Medical Center.

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Samuel V. Alabata, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sam had worked at Aro Corporation in Bryan as a physical therapist for 15 years and then moved to St. Louis to pursue his love of art working there fo…

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Mildred Ann (Richards) Kolts, age 96, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in her home. Mrs. Kolts was a 1942 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the United States Navy from 1944-46, working in military intelligence with top secret clearance, stationed in …

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Robert C. Hollstein Sr., 73 years, of West Unity, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in his residence, with his loving family at his side. Bob was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of the late Lawrence C. and Pearl (Hamilton) Hollstein. He attended Alvordton Schools. He married…

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Joseph E. Schultz Sr., age 96, of Camden, Michigan, and formerly of West Unity, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Schultz was a production employee and truck driver for Stubnuts & Green, “Stubbys,” and later worked as a custodian at …

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Philip L. Siebenaler, 80 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in his residence, with his family at his side. Phil fought a courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Blakeslee, Ohio, the son of the late Vincent and Arlene (Krutsch) Siebenaler. He was a 195…

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Denver D. Hunter, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2020. Mr. Hunter was a 1954 graduate of Bryan High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked on the Ohio Turnpike for the Sinclair and Mobile gas stations, where he was a supe…

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James (Jim) Lumm, age 87, of Chelsea, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Born in Garrett, Indiana, on Sept. 9, 1932, Jim is the son of Walter and Madge (Williams) Lumm.

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Gay L. “Tank” Schall, 74, of Bryan, passed away on Jan. 8, 2020, at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier. He was born on April 4, 1945, the son of Duane D. and Pauline B. (Musser) Schall.

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Kathy M. McBride, 70, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Mulberry Gardens Memory Care in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Kathy was born on May 16, 1949, in Bryan to the late Allen and Helen (Brown) Whitman. She was a 1967 graduate of Bryan High School. She married Don McBride on Feb. 6…

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Drew Moseley, age 66 years, of Archbold, Ohio, left for his eternal home in heaven on Monday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2020, from his earthly home following a brief illness.

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S. Juanita Watson, 99, of Montpelier, passed away on Dec. 29, 2019, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. She was born on Nov. 5, 1920, in Louisville, Kentucky, to John Albert and Ruth M. (Hall) Heil. On Nov. 18, 1939, she married Albert B. Watson in Louisville, Kentucky, an…

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Mildred McKarns “Mid” Bigler, 98 years old, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Sunrise North Assisted Living, Naperville, Illinois. Mid was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of William Roy and Anna Sparling McKarns. She married Lawrence E “Gene” Bigler in December 1941. Gen…

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Ruth Ann Osborne, age 80, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Ruth Ann retired from Shastar in Bryan. She was a member of New Hope Community Church and volunteered her time with Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers and Quadco.

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Ronald Lee Litchfield, 81, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Charleston, West Virginia, son of the late Andrew Litchfield and Pauline Blankenship Litchfield.

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Paul Edward “Pete” Butt, 83 years old, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in his residence. Pete was born Jan. 26, 1936, in West Unity, Ohio, the son of the late Horace Edward and Margaret E. (McFarland) Butt. Pete was a lumber cutter at the Ney Lumber Company for over 20 years. …

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Gladys Maxine Donson, 99, of Bryan, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the comfort of her lifelong home the morning of Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

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The Rev. Raymond C. Sheperd, 87, a retired (Senior Status) priest of the Diocese of Toledo, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Lucas County, Ohio. Born on Jan. 14, 1932, he was the son of Grover and Ethel (Atkins) Sheperd. Ray grew up in the Old West End of Toledo, with his family belonging…