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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.

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Lucinda Elaine (Cindy Holtschulte) Elser, a long-time resident of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by her husband and two daughters.

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Warren G. Hulbert, 94, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Hillside Country Living under CHP Hospice in Bryan, Ohio. He was born March 13, 1926, in Bement, Illinois to Homer and Helen (Allen) Hulbert. He was married to Shelby J. Weatherford on Oct. 7, 1972, she precede…

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Dorlene C. Cottrell, age 70, of Auburn, Indiana, died at 2:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a patient. Ms. Cottrell was a 1969 graduate of Edgerton High School and was employed by DeKalb Metal Finishing in Auburn for 13 years. She…

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William “Jack” Lawson, age 84, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio, where he was a patient. As a young man, he was raised in the mountains of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he helped with the daily chores an…

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Jeremiah “Bullfrog” D. Rios, 27 of Bryan passed away Wednesday morning. He was born on March 2, 1993, in Bryan to Steve Rios and Tina L. Roesch. Jeremiah graduated from Montpelier High School, he studied welding at the Four County Career Center. He attended Northwest State Community College.

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Victoria Ridgway, age 82, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Impatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio. Victoria had worked at several area companies including Knox Cleaners, Bryan Canning Company and Bryan Nursing …

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Larry E. Wonderly, 67 years, of Hicksville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Larry was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Hicksville, son of James E. and Ruth A. (Emenhiser) Wonderly. Larry was a 1971 graduate of Hicksville High School. Larry …

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Shirley A. Tibbits, age 84, of Toledo and formerly of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a brief illness. Shirley had worked as a graphic specialist at Owens-Corning before she retired. Music was her passion. She played piano a…

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Kathy Louise Bandeen, 70, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at her home in Bryan. She was born on Nov. 1, 1950, in Wauseon to James Franklin and Olive G. (Blossom) Bandeen.

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Betty R. Davis, 93 years, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Fountain Park Assisted Living, Bryan. Betty was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Bessie M. (Emmert) Campbell. She was a graduate of Wellston High School, Wellston, Ohio. …