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Ramona Dale Campbell, age 70, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She was born on Aug. 18, 1950, to Ivan R. and Virginia I. (Kemp) Ford in Morenci, Michigan. Ramona was a 1968 graduate of Fayette High Scho…

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Carmon R. Esterline, 92, of Bryan, passed away Friday morning at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. He was born on the family farm on June 14, 1928, in Pioneer to Emmett and Helen (Edmason) Esterline. Carmon graduated from Pioneer High School. On Aug. 15, 1948, he married Wanda Mae Pelt…

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Alfred Eugene Cobb, 90, of Taylorsville, North Carolina, and formerly of Montpelier, Ohio, died Jan. 19, 2021, at his home on Lake Hickory. Al was born on April 15, 1930, the son of Carl L. and Marie Pearl (Cadarette) Cobb in Detroit, Michigan. On Oct. 17, 1953, he married Helen M. Hofbauer …

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James Messner, age 74, of Lake Havasu, Arizona, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, 2021, at the Havasu Regional Medical Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked for JAC Products and Bryan Custom Plastics.

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Vernon A. “Pretz” Stark, age 93, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mr. Stark was a 1946 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the United States Army from July 19…

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Wanda I. Thompson, 92, of rural West Unity, departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the home of her daughter, while under the care of CHP Hospice. Born March 14, 1928, in Munson, Michigan, she was the only daughter and eldest child of the late Lowell and Amanda (King) Borton.

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Delmar E. Karnes, 82, of Montpelier, passed away early Friday morning at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on Jan. 29, 1938, in Delta, Ohio, to Harold A. and Gladys F. (Stone) Karnes. Delmar graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956, where he was a part of the only MHS …

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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 frontli…

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Venetia N. Smith, 90, of Montpelier, passed away Friday morning at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on June 17, 1930, in Montpelier to Walter V. and Minnie E. (May) Dilworth. Venetia graduated from Montpelier High School in 1948 and attended beauty school in To…

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Marilyn Schiermyer Eckhart of Archbold, Ohio, formerly of Toledo and Maumee, passed away at 90 years of age on Jan. 20, 2021, after battling Alzheimer’s and severe dementia for the past five years. She was born to Lawrence and Gladys (Edinger) Schiermyer in Toledo, Ohio, on Dec. 10, 1930. Sh…

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Franklin Lee Landel, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:41 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier. Lee worked at several locations in Bryan and Florida including TruFast and Spangler Construction, locally. He was raised in the First Lutheran Chur…

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Anthony “Tony” B. Conrad, 62, of Montpelier, passed away Wednesday night at his home. He was born on Sept. 19, 1958, in Dayton to Fred and Myrtle (Browning) Conrad. Tony attended Four County Career Center. On Dec. 31, 2017, after 33 years together, he married Kathy D. Knapp and she survives.

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Kathaleen J. “Kate” Jennings, age 89, of Hamilton, Indiana, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Northern Lakes Care and Rehabilitation in Angola, Indiana. Mrs. Jennings was a 1949 graduate of Hamilton High School. She attended Edon United Methodist Church, where she was an…

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Michael Gene “Mike” Fidler Sr., age 67, of Hillsdale, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving children. He was born Oct. 22, 1953, in Hudson, Michigan, to James and Norma (Graham) Fidler.

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Clement Omer Stiving (Clem) passed away at age 86 on Jan. 10, 2021, at 10:30 p.m. at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Kunkle, Ohio, to Justus Stiving and Ellen Stiving.

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Ray Andrew “Andy” Robinett, age 66, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away surrounded by his family at 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, after a brief illness. Andy, who was known as “Gouder” to many, was a 1972 graduate of Bryan High School and worked at GM…

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Herbert H. Salsbury, 86, of Tampa, Florida, and formerly of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021.

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Gene W. Beaverson, 83, lifelong resident of Fayette, died early Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born Nov. 1, 1937, at the family home in Gorham Township; he was the first of two sons born to the late Willard and Irene (Schroeder) Beaverson.

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Joyce L. Restainer, age 77, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at Fountain Park Nursing Center in Bryan where she had been a resident. Joyce was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, baby-sitting, singing, baking and shopping.…

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Ray Andrew “Andy” Robinett, age 66, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, after a brief illness. Service arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 114 E. Hull St., Edgerton, Ohio.

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Joseph J. Loyd, 56 years, of Imperial, California, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Frye Chapel and Mortuary, Brawley, California.

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Robert Wayne Brandt, 85 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Fountain Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, Bryan. Robert was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Alton, Illinois, the son of the late Joseph Allyne and Irene Edvita (Hovey) Brandt. He was a 1953 graduate of Alton High Sch…

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LaVonna Ilene “Granny” Gruber, 93, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on Jan. 31, 1927, in Jackson Township, Wood County, Ohio, to Carl W. and Dortha (Newell) Kern. Granny graduated from Deshler High School. On Dec. 19, 1949, she…

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Melvin Carl Berry Sr., age 72, of Blakeslee, Ohio, passed away at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his family, after an extended illness. Mr. Berry attended Edon High School and throughout the years was employed by Berry Plumbing and Heating with his father and l…

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Marlene M. Edwards, 79, of Pioneer, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. She was born on Jan. 18, 1941, in Pioneer to Russell and Helen (Clark) Stewart. Marlene graduated from Reading High School in 1959. She went on to obtain her degree from God’s Bible School i…

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Ronald L. Keesbury, 69, of Port Richey, Florida, passed away on Jan. 7, 2021. Ron retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 40 years of service. He was born and raised in Montpelier, Ohio, and moved to Florida upon retiring.

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Richard Britton, age 82, of Hudson, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Swanton Valley Healthcare in Swanton, Ohio. He was born in Hillsdale, Michigan, on Sept. 17, 1938. Richard graduated from Waldron High School and then entered the United States Army, 101st Airbo…

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John J Johnston, 91, of Montpelier, passed away early Monday morning at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Superior Township to William Henry and Dorothy (Shaffer) Johnston. John graduated from Montpelier High School in 1949. On May 20, 1951, …

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Lee William Stonestreet, 85, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 2:03 p.m., Thursday Jan. 7, 2021, at home. He was born May 26, 1935, in his parents’ farm house in Edon, Ohio. He was the son of the late William and Minnie (Luke) Stonestreet. He married Janice Beverly Towne in 1955, who survives.

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Danny D. Butler, 80, passed on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1940, in Rockford, Ohio, and was a son of the late Robert and Neva (Pond) Butler. Danny owned and operated Butler’s Bakery in Bryan, Ohio, for several years. He worked at Ellison Bakery for 20-plus years, later ret…

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Joseph Elwood Yeagle, 68, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 24, 1952, in Flinton, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Eugene and Virginia (Gates) Yeagle. On June 3, 1978, he married Wanda Cox, who preceded hi…

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Larry G. Kelly, age 81, of Englewood, Ohio, passed away Jan. 7, 2021.

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John J. Johnston, 91, of Montpelier, passed away Monday morning at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Arrangements are pending at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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Timothy L. Schaefer, 66, of Warren, Indiana, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021, at 1:25 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on April 24, 1954, in Bryan, to Richard and Joyce (Lovejoy) Schaefer. Tim was a 1972 graduate of Bryan High…

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Leo Henry Cupp, 85 years, of West Unity, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at The Laurels of Defiance, Defiance. Leo was born March 23, 1935, in Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late Harry and Reba Hilda (Wolf) Cupp. He married Carol Ann Vedder on May 15, 1965, in Elyria, Ohio, and she surviv…

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Richard “Dick” Poorman, 77, of Montpelier, passed away Friday afternoon at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. He was born on March 7, 1943, in Morenci, Michigan, to Arthur and Jeannette (Eby) Poorman. Richard attended Kunkle High School.