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Eileen Anita (Bordner) Mettler-Brandt, 99, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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Monty Shane Stiltner, 30 years, of Ney, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Shane was born July 15, 1990, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Monty D. and Cheryl A. (Shafer) Stiltner. He was a 2009 graduate of Fairview High Sch…

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William Edward “Ed” Gipple, age 79, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 12:27 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, after an extended illness. Pending service arrangements have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 114 E. Hull St., Edgerton.

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Barbara J. Dietsch, 83, of Montpelier, passed away Sunday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

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Michael Conti, age 68, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Michael retired from ARO/Ingersoll Rand with 33 years of service. He was a mechanical engineer and engineering m…

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Irene Elizabeth Frank, age 101, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in Hicksville. Mrs. Frank was a devoted homemaker and farm wife who enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in…

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James E. Coleman, age 82, of Edon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, of natural causes, doing what he loved to do, cutting wood in his woods. Jim was a graduate of Perrysburg High School, a longtime hog farmer and member of the Williams County Pork Producers. He also was a member of…

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William John (Willie) Buehrer, 93, of Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 10, 2020, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. Born Sept. 16, 1927, he was the son of Samuel and Sophia (Klundt) Buehrer. Willie was born and raised on a farm in Ridgeville Township originally owned by his great-grandfather, where he …

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Sonya D. Norden, age 50, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Sonya had worked at JCI\Yangfen in Bryan for many years.

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Marian Lucille Haase, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. She was an avid golfer for many years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 618.

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Marilyn R. Juarez, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at SKLD Healthcare in Bryan. She attended New Life Worship Center in Bryan and enjoyed watching “Walker, Texas Ranger” and Westerns. Marilyn retired from Allied Moulded in Bryan with 34½ years of service.

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Gary Kimmel, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on Oct. 7, 2020, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He was born on April 11, 1938, in Cleveland. Gary graduated from Montpelier High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army. Gary retired after working in sales for…

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Naomi Ruth Baumgardner Koch, 88, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Oct. 7, 2020. She was born on May 13, 1932, in Mount Orab, Ohio, to Walter and Grace (North) Baumgardner. On June 20, 1953, she married Frank Koch, who died on Nov. 13, 2010.

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Daniel F. Konoff, 44, of Montpelier, passed away Saturday morning at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He was born on Aug. 16, 1976, in Sylvania to Frederick F. and Linda J. (Goldsmith) Konoff. On Nov. 3, 2000, he married Reba M. Mast and she survives.

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A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Alyssa Nikkol Fleischmann left this world unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 2020, and went home to be with Jesus and her grandma Gracyk. Alyssa was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 1999, to Jeff Fleischmann and Dawn Mendoza. While mu…

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Evart E. “Boone” Dorsten, age 89, passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born on April 5, 1931, in Montezuma to the late John and Viola (Cook) Dorsten. On June 22, 1957, he married Ruth C. Niekamp, who died Sept. 14, 2016.

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Robert G. Lorentz, age 82, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully early on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Mr. Lorentz was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was employed by the Bryan City Street Department for many years. Follo…

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Gay L. Varner, 83 years, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Fountain Park Assisted Living, Bryan, Ohio. Gay was born Jan. 9, 1937, in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of the late Lewis and Lois (McDonald) Guiff. She was a 1955 graduate of Hicksville High School. Gay ma…

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Pauline Echler, 91, of Montpelier, passed away Sept. 30, 2020, under the excellent care of Evergreen Healthcare and Elara Care Hospice of Toledo. She was the third of four daughters born to Ruth and Clair Roush, and her sisters were Rosalie Trausch Sanders, Marjorie Michael and Irene Reese W…

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Darline W. Babb, 96, of Montpelier, and formerly of Reading, Michigan, passed into her heavenly home Wednesday afternoon, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 3, 1923, in Rochester, Michigan, to Onna Eugene and Delia Maude (Ross) Glassford. Darline graduated from North…

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Salsbury, Sylvia K., 84, of Tampa, Florida, and formerly of Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away on Sept. 25, 2020. Born in Fairmount, Indiana, she graduated from Bryan High School in Ohio in 1954. She married Herbert H. Salsbury in August 1955 and together they raised their three children i…

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Marcia K. Meyer, age 68, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2020. She was born in Bryan, Ohio, on June 18, 1952, to the late Edwin Hall and Vivian (Knapp) Hall. On July 25, 1970, she married Philip J. Meyer. She was a 1970 graduate of Stryker High School.

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Erma “Jean” Lyman, age 92, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in her home. Mrs. Lyman was a lifelong resident of Williams County and a 1946 graduate of Montpelier High School. She was affiliated with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Edon and enjoyed her ti…

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Nicole L. Currier, 47, of LaSalle, Illinois, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 25, due to an automobile accident.

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Rick(ey) L. Hicks, 61, of Montpelier, went to be with God on Sunday, Sept. 27. Rick leaves behind many siblings and a loving family. His wife, Marie; daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Tracey) Plummer; grandchildren, Trevor Williams and Mikayla Williams; and great-grandson, Carter Williams are all deepl…

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J. Lynette Stickney, 96, of Montpelier, passed away on Sept. 25, 2020, at her home. She was born on June 8, 1924, in Superior Township to Harvey and Mildred (Miller) Tingley. Lynette graduated from Montpelier High School.

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Robert “Bob” L. Harding, 94 years, of Hicksville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Bob was born on May 24, 1926, in Auburn, Indiana, the son of the late Ralph and Audra (Roland) Harding. He was a 1944 graduate of Auburn High School. After graduating high …

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Dean E. Snow, 65, of West Unity passed away Wednesday morning at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on Feb. 9, 1955, in Bryan to Roger “Frosty” D. and Dorothy M. (Gilbert) Snow. Dean graduated from Four County Vocational Schools, in Archbold in 1974. In the late 1970s he…

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Garry G. Flightner, 79 years, of Edon, Ohio passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with bone cancer. Garry was born Nov. 5, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Paul and Inez (Ensign) Flightner. He grew up in Farmer, Ohio, and was a 19…

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Alan W. Bowers, age 75, of Ney, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord at 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Bowers was a 1964 graduate of Antwerp High School and served in the United States Navy from 1965-1967. He was e…

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Donald R. Rath, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Donald retired from Aro Corporation in Bryan with 40 years of service. He was an accomplished auto body repairman working many years out of his garage. Donald was …

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Jimmie Lyn Thompson, 63, of Montpelier, passed away on Sept. 21, 2020, at his home. His was born on Dec. 23, 1956, in Montpelier to James Wesley and Dyrrel “Susie” Lurine (Cantrell) Thompson. He married Penny A. Wilder on July 18, 1998, in Montpelier and she survives.

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Arthur La Von Mavis Jr. was born in Bryan, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 1931. Arthur graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, on June 2, 1953, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

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William “Bill” Kepler, 89 years, of Alto, Georgia, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia. Bill was born Aug. 20, 1930, to Chester L. and Mildred L. (Nihart) Kepler in Bryan, Ohio. He served in the Un…

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Kathryn I. Miller, age 83, of Edon, Ohio, died at 5:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Mrs. Miller worked at Ohio Art for 17 years and Vistron for 18 years before retiring. She had been a member of the Hicksville Church of the Nazarene. K…

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Sandra Oxender, 75 years, of West Unity, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo. Sandra was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Gordon and Dorothy (D’Lamater) Gorringe. She was a 1963 graduate of West Unity Hig…