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Robert Allen Bailey, 75, of Montpelier, passed away Tuesday night at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on Sept. 30, 1945, in Brandy Station, Virginia, to John Thomas and Savilla Mae (Scott) Bailey. Robert attended Culpeper High School in Virginia. On June 11, 1965, he mar…

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David Carl Weber, 80, of Pioneer, passed away peacefully after a brief illness Wednesday evening at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 18, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, to Harold R. and Ester June (Zulch) Weber. David graduated from Montpelier…

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John R. Porath, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A celebration of John’s life will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan…

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William “Bill” Champion, of 160 Marwood Road, Cabot, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sept. 22, 2021. He was born Aug. 6, 1926, to William John and Flossie (Davenport) Champion in Metamora, Ohio. He married Martha F. Close in 1957 and was her cherished husband until his death. Bill was the belov…

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Richard Arvin Zuver, 87, of Montpelier, passed away Wednesday evening at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 21, 1934, in West Unity to Cyrus W. and Julia E. (Short) Zuver. Richard graduated from West Unity High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Ar…

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Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of life for Beverly Gotshall from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Montpelier Eagles. People are invited to share their stories about Beverly, who passed away on March 19, 2020.

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Mark A. Perkey, 60, of Pace, Florida, peacefully passed away Sept. 19, 2021, at his home, after a long battle with multiple system atrophy.

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Maurice J. Dietsch, age 81, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 6:02 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where he was a resident, after a brief illness. He enjoyed the friends and relationships he developed living at the Filling Homes in Williams County t…

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Berdena “Dena” N. Jodry, age 88, of Hilliard, Ohio, and formerly of Stryker, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hilliard, Ohio. She was born April 21, 1933, in Bryan, Ohio, to the late George and Myrtle (Ridenour) Arnold. She married Robert…

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Connie Sue (Elser) Light, age 74, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Center, Montpelier, after a brief illness. Mrs. Light was a graduate of North Central High School in Pioneer, Ohio, and during her work career she had been employed…

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Timothy A. Mavis, 56, of Phoenix, passed away on Sept. 10, 2021, at Chandler Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 13, 1964, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Robert and Francis (Ickes) Mavis. Timothy graduated from Fairview High School, Class of 1983. On May 7, 1993, he married Rebecca Goebel in La…

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Ramona J. Luce Heinzerling, age 105, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 11:22 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Fountain Park Inn and Villas, where she was a resident. Mrs. Heinzerling was a 1932 graduate of Edon High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green Stat…

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Lois P. Clark, 80, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on Oct. 9, 1940, in Montpelier, Ohio, to Oliver and Leona I. (Humbarger) Stantz. She attended Kunkle High School. On Nov. 18, 1976, she married Paul I. Clark …

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Ina Kay Schafer, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice after a brief Illness. A devoted homemaker, she also had worked at the Montpelier Auto Auction for many years. She enjoyed time spent with family…

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Russell D Oxender passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 97, in Tucson, Arizona, where he had enjoyed wintering for the past 20 years with Muriel Stevens and her family. Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Kunkle, Ohio, to Alva J and Vera (Warner) Oxender, Russell was one of six children.

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A celebration of life for Mort Myers will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. at the Northwest Township Community Building (the old Cooney school), 16473 Ohio 49, Edon. Mr. Myers passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at his home.

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Celebration of life service for Denny Winzeler, who died on Aug. 28, 2021, at his home in North Carolina, will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, 506 Oxford Drive, Bryan, Ohio. Visitation is at 10 a.m. Service is at 11 a.m.

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Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, age 95, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 14, 2021, at CHP — Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, peacefully surrounded by family. Jeanne was born on March 3, 1926, in Stryker, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wendell Grisier and the late Ruth (Brickman) …

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Nancy Lee Riddle, 84, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Nancy was born April 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Henry Quinn and Zelda Sophia (Dauber) Thiel. She was a 1955 graduate of Bryan High School. Nanc…

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Louis J. Meyer, 87, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2021, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born April 5, 1934, in Edgerton, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Doris (Lehman) Meyer. On Dec. 28, 1957, he married Sharon Anne Keener and she survives.

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John R. Porath, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. John was a 1970 graduate of Hilltop High School. He was a longtime truck driver and was later a machinist at Chase Brass. He enjoyed work…

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Lois P. Clark, 80, of Bryan, passed away on Sept. 16, 2021. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

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Carol Sue Friend, 70, was born on April 18, 1950, in Bryan, Ohio, to the late Cashus and Clara (Paxton) Cramer. She passed triumphantly into the Lord’s arms on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, while at Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital where she was cared for by many dedicated and wonderful frontlin…

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Eleanor “Sue” Corwin, 74, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. Sue was born Jan. 8, 1947, to Leslie and Eleanor (Sacharski) Neilson in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from East Rockaway High School in East…

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Kathleen M. Rath, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at her home. She was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church and had for the past few years attended Union Chapel Church of God. She was active in the Methodist church as a Sunday School teacher for many years …

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A service celebrating the life of Shirley E. Fritz (1932 – 2021) will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 903 Center St., Bryan, Ohio. Following the service, an open reception will be held in the fellowship hall until 5:30 p.m. All who knew Shirley are…

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Judith A. Willis, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and formerly of Montpelier, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida. She was born on Feb. 25, 1940, in Edgerton, Ohio, to Paul and Dolores (Green) Maple Jr. In 1958 Judy graduated from Edgerton High Sch…

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A memorial and celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, 129 N. Walnut St., Bryan, Ohio, for family and friends.

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Virginia “Ginny” Fellmy, age 91, passed away in Winter Park, Florida, on Sept. 8, 2021. She was born on May 19, 1930, in Bryan, Ohio. Ginny was retired from AT&T. She was a member of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES and Orlando Quilting Club. Ginny was preceded in death by her husb…

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Thomas J. Hurd, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Promedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mr. Hurd was a 1965 graduate of Edon High School and graduated from Miami University, where he was active in the TKE fraternity.…

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Alice G. Vazsonyi, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. Alice was a cook and dishwasher at Lester’s Diner for over 20 years until their closing. She was a member of New Life Worship Center in Bryan. She lov…

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Brent Joseph Gerken, 40, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. He was born in Napoleon on Feb. 1, 1981, to Timothy Gerken and Deborah Ellerbrock. Brent married Emily Ohlrich on June 15, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon Township.

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James R. Wirtz, age 74, of Kewadin, Michigan, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away following an extended illness on Sept. 8, 2021, at CHP Hospice of Defiance following a full life focused on family, friends and fun.