Patricia Ann Margalski, 65, of Van Wert, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1938, in Perrysburg, the daughter of Andrew Beloff of Navarre, Fla., and the late Anita (Kushner) Beloff. On September 29, 1979, she married Ralph Margalski, who died November 5, 1995.
Mrs. Margalski had worked in sales for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and was an active volunteer for the Van Wert Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Van Wert Area Visiting Nurses Hospice Program. She had previously performed with the Toledo Opera Company.
In addition to her father, she was survived by two sons, Steve (Tarri) Antal of Van Wert and Dean (Kelly) Margalski of Toledo; two daughters, Sharon (Jeff) Chubner of Toledo and Terri (Chuck) Anderson of Bowling Green; eight grandchildren, Ashley Lewis, Zachary Lewis, Hannah Sue Antal, Heather, Ryan, Aaron and Sean Chubner and Hiliary Anderson, and a great-grandson, Skyler Lewis.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Tom Gorman officiating.
A reception will be held at the church following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Margalski to the Van Wert Area Visiting Nurses Hospice Program.
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Leonard A. Zartman, 87, of Payne, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born June 7, 1915, in Haviland, the son of the late Wesley and Laura (Gibson) Zartman. He married Elizabeth Yenser, who died in 1992.
Mr. Zartman was a retired farmer and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Payne.
Survivors include a daughter, Cara Hicks of Payne; one sister, Gay Elledge of Germfast, Mich.; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Ray in 1966 and James in 1992.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday a St. Paul United Methodist Church in Payne, the Rev. Amy Hains and Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Wiltsie Cemetery in Payne.
Calling hours are after 4 p.m. Sunday at Slade Funeral Home in Payne.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Zartman to the Convoy Care Center Activity Fund.
Ruth E. DuCheney, 89, of 11915 Mendon Road, died at 6:49 a.m. Friday, May, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born March 7, 1914, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Oris Hayes and Ethel May (Remagen) Rogers. On December 14, 1935, she married Kenneth R. DuCheney, who died April 30, 1997.
Mrs. DuCheney was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was active in the church and the United Methodist Women and was a member of the Ridge Progressive Club.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph (Marlene) DuCheney and Kent (Karen) DuCheney, both of Van Wert; one daughter, Carole (Ron) Long of Middle Point; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Espy Rogers, and one sister, Margaret Kelley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. James Howell officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. DuCheney to the church.
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Ryan C. Trentman, 20, of Landeck, died at 5 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2003, from injuries received in a car accident.
He was born July 13, 1983, in Lima, the son of Dave and Elaine (Bardo) Trentman, who survive in Landeck. He was not married.
Mr. Trentman worked at Plastic Pack in Jackson Center. He was a 2002 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School, where he played football, wrestled and was very active in vocational agriculture classes. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck and enjoyed raising show pigs and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Brad Trentman of Landeck; paternal grandparents Merlin and Patricia Trentman; maternal grandparents Charles "Chuck" and Skip Bardo, and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Teman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, with Father John Fleck officiating. Burial will be in Landeck Cemetery.
Calling hours are Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, November 13, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Trentman to the Van Wert County Fair.
David Allan Roth, 59, of Rockford, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born December 28, 1943, in Van Wert, the son of the late Richard L. and Gladys Bernice (Shock) Roth. In 1964, he married Janelle Jacks. On December 6, 1994, he married Diane Taylor Marsee and she survives.
Mr. Roth was a retired woodworker for Mersman Brothers, with 27 years of service in Celina, and continued to do woodworking at his home. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club.
In addition to his wife, Diane, survivors include a son, David A. (Julie) Roth Jr. of Rockford; one daughter, Leah Roth of Florida; three stepsons, John Stanziola of Rockford, Jeff (Jan) Marsee of Upland, Ind., and Michael Marsee of Montpelier, Vt.; two sisters, Jenette Wiseman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Judy (Ned) Lautzenheiser of Greencastle, Ind.; a brother, Michael (Kim) Roth of Decatur, Ind.; one half-sister, Shirley Roth of Bluffton, Ind.; a half-brother, Neal (Ann) Roth of Portland, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jack and Jessica Roth, and three stepgrandchildren, Caitlin Marsee, Bryce Marsee and Ryan Stanziola.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 15, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, the Rev. Bob Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Rockford.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, November 14, and an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Roth to State of the Heart Hospice in Coldwater.
Jean C. Speelman, 80, of Convoy, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living in Van Wert.
She was born November 17, 1922, in Tully Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Marlin and Cleo (Ramsey) Kever. On March 30, 1946, she married J. Earl Speelman, who died March 13, 1999.
Mrs. Speelman was retired from Van Wert County Hospital as a Registered Nurse. she was a member of Convoy United Methodist Church and a former member of its United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. (Jay) Sunderland of Convoy; two brothers, Marvin Kever and Lowell (Janet) Kever, both of Convoy; four grandchildren, Brian J. (Jill) Sunderland of Saginaw, Mich., Jeffrey A. Sunderland of LaGrange, Ind., Tina (Chris) Miller of Hicksville and Rebecca J. Sunderland of Ohio City, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 17, at Convoy United Methodist Church, the Rev. Greg Leigh officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Sunday, November 16, at Gearhart, Mack & Jurczyk Funeral Home in Convoy and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Speelman to Community Health Professionals Hospice Program or Van Wert County Council on Aging.
Reed William Wallick, 88, formerly of Grover Hill, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born July 14, 1915, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Rev. Clarence Harold and Alma Opal (Warrick) Wallick. On June 29, 1952, he married Ruth Virginia Easley, who survives in Van Wert.
Mr. Wallick retired from All Star Products in Defiance in 1979 and farmed in Latty Township. He attended Liberty Baptist Church in Van Wert ad was a 1933 graduate of York High School. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant and aircraft mechanic.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Allen Wallick of Paulding; two daughters, Mary Ann (Jim) Slagel of Dayton and Elaine (Rick) Brewster of Miamisburg; four sisters, Grace Profit, Maxine (Edward) Amerman, Joan Horney and Jean Weible, all of Van Wert, and four grandchildren, Matthew and Ben Slagel and Seth and Samuel Brewster.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold G. Wallick, Clarence Robert Wallick and Lewis Richard Wallick.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 16, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Jim Burns officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery in Paulding, with graveside military rites by the combined honor guards of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, both in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Wallick to Community Health Professionals-Hopsice or the Alzheimer's Association.