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Barbara Spangler Fredericks passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, June 14, 2019, after a two-year battle with cancer. Barbara was born on Jan. 11, 1943, in Williamsport, Indiana. Her family moved to Bryan, Ohio, where she finished high school before majoring in Eng…

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Karen M. “Grandma” Pastor, age 66, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 10:13 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, after a brief illness. Karen graduated from Northwest State Community College with her associate’s degree in computer programming and worked for…

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Jule Ann Hoffman of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on June 6, 2019. Jule Ann was born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were Louis Nelson Waldvogel and Marion Schubert Waldvogel. She was preceded in death by her only sister, Betty Louise Kunkle, in 1954. Jule Ann w…

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Kay Evelyn (Jerger) Knowles, 71, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on May 23, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 16, 1948, in Wauseon, Ohio, to John W. and Evelyn J. (Davis) Jerger. Kay graduated from Montpelier High School in 1966 and graduated from the nursing pro…

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Ronald Lee Hake, age 85, passed away early in the morning of June 6, 2019. He was born Feb. 11, 1934, to Orlys Virgil and Alma Matilda (Erb) Hake. He married Marjorie Ellen Bowles on June 3, 1954; they were married for 63 years.

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Earl H. Coutz, 86, of Montpelier passed away Wednesday morning at his home. He was born on Oct. 24, 1932, in Montpelier to Charles Henry and Myrth V. (Harrington) Coutz. Earl graduated from Montpelier High School in 1950. He then served his country in the United States Air Force during the K…

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Todd D. Greenwalt, 49 years, of Mark Center, passed away Thursday evening, June 13, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Todd was born Aug. 28, 1969, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of John Sidney and Delores (Underwood) Greenwalt. He attended Fairview High School. He marr…

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Nettie Ellen Smethurst, 96, of Montpelier, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on June 4, 1923 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Elbert A. and Stella M. (Middleton) Wiyrick. Nettie Ellen graduated from Montpelier High School in 1941.

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Mark Alan Hancock, 59, of Stryker, Ohio, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., surrounded by his family, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.

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Carl M. Schlachter, age 63, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in his home. Mr. Schlachter was employed by Dooley Electric then Koontz-Wagner, repairing and rewinding electric motors. He was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233.

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Aundrea R. Cummins, age 46, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Aundrea was a 1992 graduate of Bryan High School and received her RN degree from Northwest State Community College. She received her BSN from Aspen …

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Aubrey Gene Asher, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 10:24 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Parkview Hospital, Randallia, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an extended illness. Mr. Asher was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He enjoyed farming, breeding Arabian horses, playi…

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Carlene K. Fackler, 75, of Camden, Michigan, passed away early Friday morning in Coldwater, Michigan.

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Richard S. Richards, 74 years, of Alvordton, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Richard was born June 20, 1944, in Batavia, Ohio, the son of the late George and Minnie A. (Kagy) Richards. Richard served our country in the United States Army d…

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John A. Speelman Jr., age 58, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away in his home on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Mr. Speelman was a 1979 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was most recently employed as a truck driver for Stark Truss in Edgerton. Sonny enjoyed h…

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Thomas L. Fix, 66, of Camden, Michigan, passed away on May 29, 2019, in Wauseon. He was born on June 5, 1952, in Hudson, Michigan, to Irvin E. and Donna S. (Bernath) Fix. Tom attended Waldron High School.

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Sunday A. Miller, 71, of Reading, Michigan, passed away early Sunday morning June, 2, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Sunday was born on Aug. 10, 1947, the daughter of Earl and Mary Morse. She attended Libbey High School in Toledo. She married her first husband, Dicky Large, on April…

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Patsy A. Thierry, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, where she was a resident. Patsy was a cook/dietitian at the Williams County Jail and Bryan hospital. She worked at the former Palace Bowling Alley, which her paren…

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Ruby J. Reagle, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Reagle was a longtime cashier at Walmart and worked with her husband on the family farm. Ruby was a former member of the County Cousins and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and riding mo…

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Joann Szakovits, 84, passed away June 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Elma Bushroe of Erie, Michigan, brother, Joe Bushroe, and sister, Mary St. Pierre. Joann is survived by her children, Earnest Withrow Jr., Rebecca Duvall, Linda Withrow and Mary Wishnewitz; ni…

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Ronald E. Blair, age 72, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 12:32 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Blair was a 1964 graduate of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Indiana, and had been employed as a machinist and in assembly by Dana Corporation in Fort…

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Robert Forrest Blaisdell, age 78, formerly of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on May 29, 2019, at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana. He graduated from Bryan High School with the class of 1959, where he played a role with their winning the league football championship. Bob worked for Challenge…

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Lester Lee Bauer, 76 years, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Les was born March 6, 1943, in Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late Carl and Helen (Helmke) Bauer. He was a 1961 graduate of Jewell High …

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Donald L. Juillard, age 93, of rural Stryker, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Genesis HealthCare in Bryan. Prior to his retirement he had worked at the Aro Corporation, retiring in 1988. He had also been a lifelong area farmer.

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William J. “Bill” Maneval, 83 years, of West Unity, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, on the Maneval Centennial Family Farm. Bill was born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of the late Herman W. and Mildred R. (Greek) Maneval. Bill was a graduate of West Unity High School. He recei…

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Mark James Null, 28 years, of West Unity, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident. Mark was born on Oct. 8, 1990, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Dawn Marie Booth and Mark Warren Null. He…

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Daniel Frank Cape, age 72, of Auburn, Indiana, passed away at 7:38 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Cape was a 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a combat Army veteran of the Vietnam war who fought in the Tet Offensive. He was a lifelong far…

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Linda M. Hemminger, 39, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away early Saturday morning at her residence. She was born in Bryan, Ohio, on June 27, 1979, to James C. and Mary M. (Snyder) Hemminger II.

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Carol Lynn St. John, 65, of Camden, Michigan, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance.

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Alice J. Reeves, 93 years, of Bryan, passed away early, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Genesis HealthCare – Bryan Center, Bryan, where she was a resident the past two days. Alice was born on March 23, 1926, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Vern Edward and M. Leona (Zimmerman) Royer. She w…

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Rita M. Wrasman, 87, of Delphos, passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

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William Ray “Bill” Hancock, age 67, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio and formerly of Portland, Indiana, and Stryker, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, in his home. Bill was born Nov. 2, 1951, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Robert Ray and Phyllis Ann (Planson) Hancock. He was a 1969 graduate …

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Ruth M. Kimpel, age 92, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Mrs. Kimpel attended Taylor Corners County School in DeKalb County, Indiana, and later St. Mary Catholic School. She was a 1944 graduate …

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Aileene Rena (Eschhofen) Christman, 92, of Bryan, Ohio, passed into eternal life on May 17, 2019. She graduated from Bryan High School in 1944. Aileen had been employed in the office of the Aro Corporation for eight years before going on to work as a bookkeeper at the Tom Sheridan Ford Deale…

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Carol Lynn St. John, 65, of Camden, Michigan, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. Pending funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer, Ohio.

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Mick J. Frisbie, age 50, of Stryker, Ohio, died on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Mick has been a deputy sheriff in Williams County since 2001. He was a K-9 handler for 12 years during that time with K-9 officers Hammer and Ozzy and was a sergeant…

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Mary A. Lee, 104, of Sardinia, Ohio, passed away at Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley, Ohio, on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She and her husband, Roy, moved to Sardinia in 2000 to be near their son, Gary.

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Edna Cooley, age 89, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Genesis Healthcare-Bryan Center.