Obituaries and Death Notices
Tuesday, January 1, 1918
Edeleid Hemminger Obergefell, widow of the late Joseph Obergefell, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Westerhold, 620 Decatur st., at 6:50 p. m. Monday, aged 82 years and 16 days. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Westerhold, city: Mrs. Albert Jaerger and Mrs. Michael Prestler of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Caroline Wahler, city, and one brother and one sister in Germany; 21 grand-children and one great-grandchild, and many relatives and friends.
She was a faithful member of Mother, and Altar society of St. Mary's church. Funeral Thursday at 8:30 from the residence of her daughter, 9 o clock at St. Mary's church, Rev. Joseph S. Widman officiating. Burial in St. Mary s cemetery.
Sandusky, Mar 9 - Philip Offenlach, 67, is dead at his home here. [Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]
Eldred R. Old
Eldred R. "Bud" Old, 81, of Berlin Heights, died Friday, June 29, 2012, in Specialty Hospital of Lorain in Amherst. He was born in Sandusky and lived in the Berlin Heights and Huron areas all his life. He was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Sandusky after 30 years. He bowled for many years in the Berlin Community League at Riverview Lanes in Huron. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Kathleen (O'Rork); sons, Michael (Kathy) Old, of Berlin Heights, and Steven Old, of Huron; step-daughters, Beth Allen, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Patricia Harrelson, of Toledo; his sister Beverly Ritz, of Berlin Heights; grandchildren, Matt (Devon) Old, Tyler Old, Emily (Ron) Smith and Kelly Allen; great-grandson Weston Smith; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna (Swart) Old; siblings, Marvin, Marjorie, Roger, Rhea, lIa-Fay, Bradley, Wesley, Leah, Rive, Norma, Irvin and William; and granddaughter Rebecca Old. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday July 2, at Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South St., Berlin Heights. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. [The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) - Saturday, June 30, 2012]
Walter S. O’Rork
Berlin Heights – Walter S. O’Rork, 81, Ceylon, died Tuesday afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness. Born in Erie County, he spent his entire life here and had been employed as an agent for the New York Central Railroad at Huron for 53 years until his retirement in 1956. He had been a member of the Railroad Telegraphers Association. A son, Owen, and one daughter, Mrs. Oda Bellamy, preceded him in death. Survivors include his widow, Katherine; one son, Terry, Berlin Heights; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Sekorsky, North Field; Mrs. Audrey Kebrain, Mrs. Mary Jane Hartel, Cleveland; two foster sons, Henry Miller, Muncie, Ind., Danny Huff, at home; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Hinman Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. (EST), Thursday with the Rev. Ronald Opfer, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Peak’s Cemetery. [The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) – Wednesday, October 14, 1964]
a soldier of the American Revolution, died in Huron, Erie county, Ohio, on the
4th inst., at
the age of ninety-nine years. Mr. Otto was a German by birth, came to this
country before the war of the
revolution, embarked in the cause, and fought through the terrible contest
under the command of Gen. Washington. [Source:
The Sun - Maryland - Mar. 28, 1855]