From the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, January 14, 2001
Carl A. Hoch, 90, Defiance, died at 11 p.m. Friday in Harborside Healthcare.
He was born March 11, 1910, in Rawson, the son of William and Anna (Miller) Hoch. In 1929, he married Mary Wolford, who died in 1981. In 1992, he married Mary Villars, who died in 1995. He was an Episcopal priest, retiring from Grace Episcopal Church, Defiance, in 1975. In 1936 he graduated from United Seminary and in 1947 he graduated from Defiance College and Temple Hall. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942-45. He served Episcopal churches in several cities, including Leesville from 1936-42; Old Fort/Mt.Carmel in 1942; McClure from 1945-48; Petoskey, Mich., from 1948-54; and Defiance from 1954-1975. He was also a member of Mt. Cory Mason Lodge 418; Royal Arch Chapter 58, Mason Lodge Council 50, and Mason Lodge Commandary 49, all in Findlay; and the Scottish Rite.
Surviving are a son, Melvin Hoch, Defiance; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was a grandson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Scott Woodstuff officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Flick Cemetery, Hancock County. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home.
Preferred memorials are to the church.
John L. Flory, 30, Defiance, died Thursday in his home.
He was born April 1, 1970, in Defiance, the son of Arthur and Barbara (Goebel) Flory. He graduated from Tinora High School. He was a farmer and a member of the Defiance Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his parents, Defiance; two brothers, Troy and Tim, both of Defiance; and a sister Tina, Defiance.
Private services will be held with Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.
Preferred memorials are to a charity of the donor's choice.
MARK CENTER - Warren James Plaster, 58, Mark Center, died Wednesday in Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
He was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Tacoma, Va., the son of James and Evelyn (Holder) Plaster. In 1964, he married Katherine Shepherd, who survives. He was retired from Barlett Tree Service and was a member of Free Will Baptist Church, National Karate Association and the Williams County Conservation Club. He was also a karate teacher.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tammy Bell and Angela Dreher, both of Hicksville; a sister, Virginia Williamson; and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with Rev. William Flanary officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday.
Preferred memorials are to the family.
NAPOLEON - Arlene M. Herge, 91, Napoleon, died Friday morning in Northcrest Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1909, in Henry County, the daughter of William and Anna (Faber) Westrick. In 1937, she married Donald Herge, who died in 1948. She was employed at Campbell Soup Company for 17 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
Surviving are three sons, John of Montgomery, Ala., Kenneth of Fairborn, and Joseph, Napoleon; a brother, Gilbert Westrick, Napoleon; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Eugene Westrick; and a sister, Cyrilla Robinson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church with Father Patrick Scharf officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, where a rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
PAULDING - Lovis J. Grimes, 80, Paulding, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday in Hawthorn Court Nursing Home, Paulding.
She was born April 21, 1920, in Paulding County, the daughter of Benjamin and Eva (Reynolds) Keeler. In 1956, she married Emery Grimes, who died in 1992. She was an inspector and packer for 33 years for the former Grizzly Manufacturing, Paulding.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, John and Charles Keeler; and two sisters, Wanda Garmyn and Lela Snellenbarger.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in DenHerder Funeral Home with Rev. Dawn Remster officiating. Burial will be in Wiltsie Cemetery, Harrison Township. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until time of services Monday.
Preferred memorials are to the Paulding County Cancer Society or the Paulding County Heart Fund.
DESHLER - Warren E. Isenbarger, 82, Deshler, died at 12:11 a.m., Saturday in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
He was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Jay County, Indiana, the son of Orva and Doris Isenbarger. In 1947, he married Catherine Barrington, who survives. He was a farmer and a truck driver for Dekalb Hybrids and Claude Sintz Inc., Deshler. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Deshler Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge in Deshler.
Also surviving are a stepson, Shawn Price, Monticello, Ind.; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jim (Linda) Davis, Defiance; and five stepgrandchildren and six great-stepgrandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Richard; and a sister, Ruth Evelyn Quate.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rodenberger Funeral Home with Pastor Don Krieger officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Preferred memorials are to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
ARCHBOLD - Anna E. Studenka, 85, Archbold, died Saturday morning in Fairlawn Haven.
She was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Paulding County, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Fiala) Kuryvial. In 1936, she married Charles Studenka, who preceded her in death. She was a press operator with Fifty Corporation, Bryan, for 20 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, and its Ladies Rosary and Altar Society. She also attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hudson, Mich., and was a member of UAW Local, Bryan.
Surviving are three sons, Charles of Kings Mountain, N.C., Robert of Farmington Hills, Mich., and William, Bowling Green; a brother, Martin Kuryvial, Woodhaven, Mich.; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death was a son, James, in infancy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. Father Charles Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.
Preferred memorials are to Fairlawn Haven or National Alzheimer's Foundation.
PINCONNING, Mich. - Hamler native Emma D. Rabe, 104, Pinconning, Mich., died Saturday in her daughter's home in Pinconning following a three-year illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1896, in Hamler, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Imbrock) Meyer. She married Otto Rabe, who died in 1949. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pinconning.
Surviving are a daughter, Louise Gobrogge, Pinconning; a half sister, Pauline Panning, Deshler; and 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Julius and Harold; a brother, Martin Meyer; a sister, Erna Arps; five stepbrothers; and a stepsister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor William Allmann officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. Monday at Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home, Pinconning, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the church.
Services for William S. Mason were held Saturday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Suzanne Allen officiating. Burial was in Riverview Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Aaron and Bill Mason, Kevin Hurst, Brad Fisher, Brian Barratt, and Leslie Butler.
Services for William O. Corwin were held Saturday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Maxey officiating. Burial was in Riverview Memory Gardens, with graveside military rites accorded by VFW 3360. Pallbearers were Wayne Crane, Tom Bowling, Robert Diamond, Donald Miller, Art Hoellrich, Stanley Pollock, Don Heilshorn and Ned Prucha.
Services for Robert M. Porter were held Friday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Cole officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by VFW 3360. Pallbearers were Dale and David Clark, Jerry Smith, Kevin Baxter, Charles Kingshirn and Mike Porter.
From the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, January 16, 2001
BRYAN - Madonna Belle Figgins, 74, Bryan, died Sunday in Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton.
She was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Bryan, the daughter of Jack and Alta (Guilinger) McAdams. In 1942, she married Robert Figgins, who died in 1987. She was a member of AARP and Williams Center Community and Cemetery Association, serving as treasurer.
Surviving are a son, Charles, Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Charles McAdams, Aransas Pass, Texas; a half brother, Floyd Ankney, Marion, Ind.; a sister, Esther Reimund, Defiance; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death was a son, Clifford; and a granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Burial will be in Williams Center Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to Williams Center Community Center.
KIRBYVILLE, Mo. - Former Continental resident Ronald R. Dotson, 59, Kirbyville, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday in his home from lung cancer.
He was born May 29, 1941, in Ohio, the son of Cleatis and C. Maxine (Morrison) Dotson. In 1966, he married Marsha Mansfield, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Tammy) Hays, Springfield; a son, Tim, Springfield; four brothers, Danny, Terry and Tom, all of Continental, and Pat, Defiance; five sisters, Mrs. Daryl (Phyllis) Passeno of Rockford, Mich., Mrs. Frank (Carol) Dunifon, Sandra Carnahan and Mrs. Tom (Linda) Fulmer, all of Continental, and Cindy Dotson, Grand Rapids; and a grandson.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
There will be no services. Visitation is from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Welchel Funeral Home, Forsyth.
Preferred memorials are to Community Hospices of America, 1756 Bee Creek Rd., Suite G., Branson, Mo.
NAPOLEON - Rita J. Fortner McMenamin, 83, Napoleon, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mary Jo Marlow, Grand Rapids.
She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Toledo, the daughter of Clarence and Otillia (Yeager) Meiring. In 1940, she married Crowner Fortner, who died in 1965. In 1971, she married Frank McMenamin, who died in 2000. She worked at Campbell Soup Co., Napoleon, for 12 years, retiring in 1970, and was an auxiliary member of American Legion Post 300 and VFW Post 8218, both of Napoleon. She was also a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Napoleon, its Altar Rosary Society and served as a lay and eucharistic minister.
Surviving are four sons, Greg Fortner of Jacksonville, Fla., Joseph Fortner of Omaha, Neb., Robert Fortner of Holland and Richard, Waterville; two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Mary Jo) Marlow of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Jud (Nancy) Lanzer, Columbus; a brother, Thomas Meiring, Toledo; and 19 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Timothy Fortner; a brother, James Meiring; and a sister, Constance Meiring.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church with Father Ron Brickner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, with a scripture service at 8:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the Sara Fortner Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
PAYNE - Richard Flaugh, 71, Payne, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Paulding County Hospital, Paulding.
He was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Fort Wayne, the son of Harry and Orpha (Reed) Flaugh. In 1954, he married Ethel Marquiss, who survives. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict and retired from Northern Indiana Public Services Co., Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Payne, Flat Rock F&AM Lodge 580 and Antwerp VFW Post 5087.
Also surviving are three sons, Rick of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mark of Payne and Scott, Grants Pass, Ore.; two daughters, Cheryl Williams and Karen Williams, both of Payne; a brother, Roy, Payne; and 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the church with Rev. Amy Haines officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Payne, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 5087. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Wednesday in Slade Funeral Home, Payne.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Paulding Area Visiting Nurses.
Services for Eugene R. Burt were held Monday in Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Myers officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery with military services conducted by VFW Post 3360. Pallbearers were Doug Irving, Larry Keys, Fred Fiig and Shane Johnson.
Services for Florence A. Moser were held Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. David Tscherne officiating. Music was provided by Sister Margie Verhoff. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank and Louis Simonis, Ed and Bernard Wisda, Ron McDonald and Jim Shock. Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home handled arrangements.
STRYKER - Raymond (Andy) Roger Anderson, 76, Stryker, died Monday morning in his home following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Mark Center, the son of Raymond and Pauline (Locy) Anderson. In 1951, he married Jane Fetters, who survives. He was manager of the Stryker Lumber Co. from 1950-1971 and co-owner of Bryan Building Center until he retired in 1989. He was a U.S. Navy Air Force veteran serving in the South Pacific and a member of Stryker's Yackee-Strong American Legion Post and Sherwood F&AM Lodge 620. He was a former member of Stryker Fire Department and Stryker Rotary and served on Stryker Village Council.
Surviving are two sons, Rex of Richmond, Ky., and Jack, Sylvania; two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Susan) Wlasiuk Jr. of Archbold and Mrs. Denny (Karen) Wlasiuk, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and seven grandchildren, a stepgrandchild and a great-stepgrandchild.
Preceding him in death was a sister.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, with Rev. Ernest Belella officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Cemetery with military rites accorded by Yackee-Strong American Legion Post. Visitation is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.