SYCAMORE - Brandon N. Cross, 203 W. Seventh St., Sycamore, died at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in a four-car accident on U.S. 30 west of Upper Sandusky. He was 27. A son of Daniel L. Cross and Debra L. (Smith) Cross Zornes, he was born in Upper Sandusky on Sept. 22, 1975. Surviving are his father, Sycamore; mother, Bucyrus; stepmother, Alice E. Cross, Sycamore; three brothers, Benjamin and Harley Cross, both of Sycamore; and Brent Cross, McCutchenville; three sisters, Crystal Hicks, Sycamore; Robin Brose, Ada; and Amanda Waslewskie, Harvede Grace, Md.; maternal grandmother, Donna McKight, Bucyrus; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul Zornes; and two aunts. After attending Mohawk High School, Mr. Cross drove truck for Eezy-Gro in Sycamore, and more recently for KAS Trucking in Bellevue. He was of Protestant faith. Mr. Cross was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Sycamore Post No. 250 and of Upper Sandusky Moose Lodge No. 1093. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting and spending time with his friends. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore, with the Rev. Kelly Brown officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore. Visitation is Monday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to multiple sclerosis organizations.
Jack O. Patchett, 260A Richardson Drive, Upper Sandusky, died at the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home at 9:10 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2003. He was 77. Born in Marseilles on March 3, 1926, he was a son of John and Margaret (Brewer) Patchett. He married Freda Naugle in Upper Sandusky on April 30, 1963. She died Jan. 14, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Wertz, Kentucky; and Jody Patchett, Upper Sandusky; three daughters, Serena Kronenberger, Helen Eley and Brenda McMillan, all of Upper Sandusky; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Jo Rinker, Bucyrus; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a brother, Kenneth Brewer. In 1991, Mr. Patchett retired from Crow Motor Sales after 38 years as an auto mechanic. He then worked for Romich Sales and Service. Mr. Patchett was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, who was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attacks. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 2842 and AMVETS Post No. 777. Mr. Patchett was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 2184 and of the Nevada Masonic Lodge. He was a past member of American Legion Post No. 225 and of Moose Lodge No. 1093. Mr. Patchett enjoyed square dancing, fishing and hunting, especially for frogs and turtles. He enjoyed cooking, especially for the local membership clubs at their annual picnics, barbecuing chicken. Mr. Patchett also liked motorcycles like Harley Davidsons and Indians, racing go-karts, playing the guitar and harmonica, summer family vacations, Sunday family drives and making homemade ice cream. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hoover officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by local veterans' organizations. Visitation is at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. There will be an Eagles memorial service at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Ohio American Dialysis Center in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
FOREST - Jerome V. Shark, 506 E. Gage St., Forest, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, in an auto accident on Ohio 293 in Kirby. He was 29. A son of Vince Shark and Becky (Hickle) Shark, he was born on July 30, 1973, in Findlay. He married Nicky Draper on May 20, 1995. She survives in Forest. Also surviving are two sons, Dylon Perkins and Chad Shark, both of Forest; two daughters, Harley and Kasey Shark, Forest; father and stepmother, Vince and Suzie Shark, Forest; mother and stepfather, Becky and Eldon Risner, Carey; a brother, Matthew Shark, Forest; two sisters, Shelly Krotine and Sheryl Cummings, both of Findlay; paternal grandparents Carson and Betty Shark, Forest; maternal grandparents Ken and Helen Hickle, Mount Blanchard; and a stepmaternal grandfather, Walter Burk, Forest. Mr. Shark was employed at Toledo Mold and Dye in Delphos.
He was a member of the Kenton Elks and Kenton Moose, and of McVitty VFW Post No. 1182 Auxiliary in Forest. Mr. Shark also was a member of the Forest Softball Association. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shields Funeral Home in Forest, with the Rev. Rex Roth officiating. Burial will be in Hueston Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Children of Jerome Shark Memorial Fund in care of Community First Bank in Forest.
SYCAMORE - Robert "Tom" Hufford, formerly of 306 W. Seventh St., Sycamore, died at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2003. He was 77. Born in Wyandot County on March 11, 1926, he was a son of Robert and Uletta (Stover) Hufford. He married Janet Virden in April 1950, and they later divorced. She died Dec. 22, 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Province, Tiffin; and Maria Hufford, Grove City; two sons, Chris, Bloomville; and Brad, Tiffin; eight grandchildren; a brother, Jack, Tiffin; and a sister, Jean Martin, Sycamore. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark. Mr. Hufford retired from Castor American Standard in Tiffin after 38 years of service. He also was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sycamore United Church of Christ. Mr. Hufford also was a member of Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore, with the Rev. Diane Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore, with the Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250 conducting military graveside rites. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to cystic fibrosis organizations or to the organization of the donor's choice.
Wyatt James Sand, 546 Cavanaugh Court, Upper Sandusky, was stillborn at 4:20 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2003, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was a son of Derek Sand and Samantha Fox, both of Upper Sandusky. Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Linda Fox, Upper Sandusky; paternal grandmother, Vicky Foley, Florida; and paternal great-grandmother. Graveside services were held this morning in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Derik Hines officiating. Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the OB Department of Wyandot Memorial Hospital in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
NEVADA - Carol D. Adams of Nevada, died in the emergency room of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, at 7:25 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2003. She was 51. Born in Bucyrus on Nov. 26, 1951, she was a daughter of William and Marie Adams. Surviving are her parents, both of Nevada; and a brother, William, Bucyrus. Ms. Adams worked for Angeline Industries in Upper Sandusky for more than 28 years. She was a member of the Nevada United Methodist Church. Ms. Adams enjoyed crafts such as making necklaces, fishing, music, especially from the 1960s, and serving others through hospitality. The funeral is Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Lucas Funeral Home in Nevada, with the Revs. Rick Dawson and David Greenich officiating. Burial will be in Nevada Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Nevada United Methodist Church or Angeline Industries in care of Lucas Funeral Home, PO Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
CAREY - Ruth Vivian Buess, 89, formerly of Wharton, died at the Wyandot County Nursing Home at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2003. A daughter of Loren and Jenny (Krout) Huston, she was born on Oct. 29, 1913, in rural Hardin County. She married Carl C. Buess on June 18, 1933. He died in 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Huston, rural Carey; and Sharon Duff, Kent; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Russell Huston, rural Wharton. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Beaschler; and a sister, Bernice Bowman. A housewife, Mrs. Buess also was a private secretary of Riverdale High School. She also was the first woman on Wharton Town Council. Mrs. Buess attended Wharton United Methodist Church, where she was the organist, pianist and a Sunday school teacher. She was a former district officer of the United Methodist Women. She was a former member of Wharton Rebekah Lodge. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Wharton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Searfoss officiating. Burial will follow in Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery. Visitation is from 12-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Wharton United Methodist Church. Beach Funeral Home in Carey is handling arrangements.
FOREST - John L. Wilson, formerly of Patterson, died at Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton, at 6:55 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2003. He was 93. Born in Kenton on Dec. 14, 1909, he was a son of Clark and Florence (McElfresh) Wilson. He married Leota Geahlen in December 1933. She died March 16, 1961. Surviving are four sons, Thurman, Belle Center; John Jr., West Liberty; Wayne, Marysville; Daniel, Delaware; two daughters, Noreta Forsythe, Lewistown; and Barbara Frator, Dola; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Wilson retired from New York Central and worked at the roundhouse in Bellefontaine. He also formerly worked at Herzog Lime and Stone Quarry in Forest. He attended Belle Center Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shields Funeral Home in Forest, with the Rev. Dean Wasson officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Forest. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Belle Center Church of Christ.
TIFFIN - Mary L. Wagner, Tiffin, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at St. Francis Home, at the age of 81. Born in Leipsic on May 20, 1921, she was a daughter of John and Helen (Barger) Wagner. Surviving are two brothers, John, Ashtabula; and Richard, Tiffin; two sisters, Eileen DeTray, McCutchenville; and Catherine Culichia, Ocala, Fla.; and 20 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William, and a niece. A 1939 graduate of Calvert High School, Ms. Wagner graduated from Heidelberg College in 1950. She was a teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School for 12 years, and also worked at Webster Manufacturing for 11 years as a price estimator. Ms. Wagner was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. The memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Schroeder officiating. The rosary will be recited Friday at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home, St. Joseph School library or the organization of the donor's choice. Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mary E. Fawcett
TIFFIN - Mary E. Fawcett, a resident of Ruffing Care Center, Tiffin, died in Tiffin at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003. She was 74. Born in Sycamore on Dec. 3, 1928, she was a daughter of Grover and Mamie (Hill) Traxler. On Feb. 12, 1949, she married Nathan Fawcett in Tiffin. He is living at 270 Elm Ave., Tiffin. Also surviving are two sons, David of New Riegel and Steven, Tiffin; a daughter, Cheryl Thompson, Tiffin; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Russell and Agnes Larick, both of Upper Sandusky. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Wayne, Grover Jr. and Dale Traxler; and two sisters, Cathrine Williams and Corlene Lambright. Mrs. Fawcett was a homemaker and a 1947 graduate of Sycamore High School. There will be no service at this time, no burial and no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Association in care of Turner-Engle Funeral Home, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin.
CAREY - Isaiah Noah Lee England died at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was four minutes old. Surviving are his parents, Bobbi Jo England of Upper Sandusky and Ryan Brown, Green Springs; maternal grandparents, Roxanne Hartson of Upper Sandusky and Joseph Wilson, Old Fort; a maternal stepgrandfather, George Hartson, Tiffin; maternal great-grandparents, Linda Wilcox of New Riegel and James Wilcox, Tiffin; a maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary England, New Riegel; and a sister, Kayla Renee' Holbrook, Bloomdale. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, the Rev. James Martin officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Isaiah England memorial fund in care of the funeral home, 225 W Findlay St, Carey OH 43316.
Robert Hougendobler Jr.
LaRUE - Robert Joseph Hougendobler Jr., LaRue, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 10:55 p.m. at Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton. He was 67. The son of Robert J. and Deborah (Wood) Hougendobler, he was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Forest. Surviving are his parents in LaRue; a sister, Betty Jo McElroy of New Bloomington; three nieces; a nephew; four great-nephews; and one great-niece. Mr. Hougendobler was a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church and the LaRue Lodge 463 F&AM. He was employed as a truck driver for waste management. Services will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue. The Rev. Edward Fugate will officiate. Friends may visit the funeral home in LaRue from 3:45-6 p.m. Sunday. A Masonic service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the LaRue United Methodist Church or the Hardin County Hospice.
FREMONT - Kenneth H. Schultz of Michaels Road, Fremont, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in St. Francis Health Care Center. He was 80. The son of Otto and Clara (Pfeiffer) Schultz, he was born in Graytown on Sept. 3, 1922. He married Betty Swerlein on Aug. 19, 1944, in Salem Lutheran Church, Pemberville. She died July 2, 2002. Surviving are three sons, Delmar Schultz and Jeffery Schultz, both of Fremont; and Randy Patrick, Oak Harbor; a sister, Charlotte Miller, Fremont; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A grandson, Christopher Patrick; and a sister, Evelyn Wilcox, are deceased. Mr. Schultz was a supervisor for Ludlow Composites until he retired in 1985. Prior to that he owned and operated the Dari-Dell for 10 years and worked for Herbrand Ind. and Crown Rubber. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of Gen. George PattonŐs Third Army. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. Memberships included Faith Lutheran Church and Fremont Moose Lodge. A Cleveland Indians fan, he played horseshoes, bowled and fished. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, 425 E. State St., Fremont, the Rev. James Avers officiating. Burial will be in Elliston Cemetery, Graytown. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CAREY - Cheryl K. Mandeville, 5005 Ohio 199, Carey, died at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay at 2:55 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2003. She was 40. Born on Oct. 13, 1962, in Bethesda, Md., she was a daughter of Kenneth and Barbara (Hayman) Mande-ville. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Charles Eley, Carey; a sister, Annette Miller, Lucas; a half brother, Kenneth Mandeville Jr., Missouri; two stepsisters, Elizabeth Feick, Pickerington; and Ruth Hark, Marysville; two stepbrothers, Phil Eley, Marysville; and Jim Eley, Upper Sandusky; maternal grandparents, George and BenEva Hayman, Carey; and a stepgrandmother, Etta Eley, Upper Sandusky. She was preceded in death by her father. Ms. Mandeville had attended Angeline School of Opportunity and had been employed at Angeline Industries for 15 years. She attended Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey. Ms. Mandeville was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1093 Auxiliary and AMVETS Post No. 777 Auxiliary, both in Upper Sandusky. She enjoyed traveling, collecting stuffed animals and her pet dogs. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with interim Pastor Andrea Starn officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Creighton Dialysis Center or Angeline Industries in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.