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Cordelia Elsea Fink
Findlay, Ohio Aug 14 1943- Mrs Coedelia Elsea Fink,84 died at 12:35 o'clock this morning in the home of her nephew J.O. Line, in Arlington. She had been bedfast for two months from infirmities. She was born Dec 26 1858 in Eagle township. the daughter of James and Sarah Elsea. She was married to E.M. Fink, now desceased. she is survived by one sister, Mrs Amanda Mullen. the following brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Jacob, Adam and John Elsea, Mrs Artemecia Bender, Mrs Ellen Bishop, Mrs Julia Line and Miss Flora Elsea. the body was taken to the Daily funeral home in Arlington. Funeral arrangements had not yet been made early this morning.  [Unknown newspaper, c. 14 Aug 1943 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]


Noah Fogle
NOAH FOGLE DEAD
Prominent Resident of Blanchard Township Passes to Final Rest
Noah Fogle, a prominent old resident of Marion township, died at 4 p.m., Wednesday, from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Fogle would have been seventy-eight years old today and had lived in Marion township fifty years of that time. Mr. Fogle was very prominent in the affairs of his community and was a man respected and honored by his fellow citizens.
Beside his many friends, Mr. Fogle leaves four children, a son in Kansas, two daughters, who reside in India and a daughter in Lancaster.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday at the Bethlehem church. The remains will be interred in the Alspach cemetery in Marion township.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER obituary, Findlay, Oh., Thu., 10 Oct. 1901 - Sub by William Ream]

Annabelle M. Moore Fontaine
Annabelle M. Fontaine, 84, of 858 Wilson St., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995 at the Hancock County Colonial Care Center.
She was born Oct. 14, 1911 in Findlay to William and Bertha (Norris) Moore. She married Edward Fontaine on May 30, 1947, and he survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon A. Fontaine, Findlay; a brother, Robert Moore, Findlay; and a sister, Alice Plas, Anna.
Mrs. Fontaine was a retired manager of the former Frueh's Bakery. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a World War II Navy veteran.
Funeral services and burial will be private. There will be no visitation. Coldren-Crates Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
[THE COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Mon., 4 Dec. 1995 - Sub by William Ream]

Edward Fontaine
Funeral services for Edward Fontaine, 80, of 2824 Greenacre Drive, will be private.
There is no visitation.
Mr. Fontaine died at 8:08 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
He was born April, 26, 1918 in Fall River, Mass. to Alfred and Roseanna (Desaulniers) Fontaine. He married Annabelle Moore on May 30, 1947 in Charleston, S.C., and she died Dec. 2, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon A. Fontaine, Findlay, and a sister, Margurite Davis, North Attleboro, Mass.
Mr Fontaine retired as chief quartermaster from the U.S. Navy after 20 years. He served during World War II and the Korean conflict. Mr. Fontaine also worked at Ohio Bell in maintenance for 20 years.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.
[THE COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Sat., 3 Oct. 1998 - Sub by William Ream]

Amanda Edith Davidson Foor
FINDLAY WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Charles Foor, 73, Dies in Findlay Hospital; Rites Thursday
Mrs. Amanda Edith Foor, 723 Frazer street, widow of Charles Foor, died of a complication of diseases at 10:15 a.m. yesterday in Findlay hospital. She was 73. She had been bedfast for 20 weeks and a patient in the hospital for the past five days.
Born July 1, 1875, in Putnam county, she was a daughter of William and Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Davidson. She was married to Mr. Foor in 1889.
Surviving are six sons, Leo, Harvey and Emmett, all at home; Marion, 305 East Lima street; Charles William, 602 Findlay street; and Harold Foor, 533 East Main Cross street; three daughters, Mrs. W. S. Hostler, Lima; Mrs. Lillian Hostler, Mt. Blanchard; and Mrs. Herman Beck, Fostoria; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Deceased are three sons, Grover, George and Clarence Foor, two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Foor was a member of the Calvary Bible church.
The body was taken to the Russell E. Herman funeral home where it will remain for services at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Dr. T. Richard Dunham will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Wed., 15 Sep. 1948 - Sub by William Ream]

Blanche M. Crow Foor
Blanche M. Foor, 90, formerly of 1020 W. Main Cross St., died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday at Corinthian Nursing Home, Kenton.
She was born Sept. 21, 1894, in Hancock County to Elias F. and Rennie M. (Clymer) Crow. She married Carl Stevenson in October 1921, and he died Aug. 10, 1924. She later married C. William Foor in July 1939, and he died in February 1953.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. H. Lowell (Jeroldine J.) Haughn, rural Mount Blanchard; a sister, Ruth Williams, rural Findlay; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Foor was a retired homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Snavely officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[THE COURIER obituary, Findlay, Oh., Fri., 17 May 1985 - Sub by William Ream]

Charles M. Foor
APOPLEXY FATAL TO LOCAL CITIZEN
Charles M. Foor Dies at Hospital--Funeral to be Held Tomorrow Afternoon
A stroke of apoplexy suffered Tuesday afternoon proved fatal to Charles F. (sic) Foor, 63, of 732 Frazer street, who passed away at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the Home and Hospital.
Mr. Foor was rushed to the hospital Tuesday following the stroke, from which he never rallied. He had previously been in fairly good health.
The body was removed to the Renshler mortuary to be prepared for burial. It will be taken to the home on Frazer street this afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with Rev. James Guyer, pastor of the College Church of God, officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Foor was a lifelong resident of Hancock county. He was born at Mt. Blanchard, Aug. 1, 1864, the son of Solomon and Hannah Moore Foor.
He was married in 1889 to Edith A. Davidson, who survives. Twelve children were born to the union, 10 of whom are living. They are Leo, Marion, Grover, William, Harvey, Harold, Emmett and Bertha, all at home; Mrs. H. C. Hostler and Mrs. W. S. Hostler, both of Mt. Blanchard.
Two children are dead. There are no sisters or brothers living.
Mr. Foor operated a grocery store on Howard street for many years. He was a stationary engineer by occupation at the time of death. He was a member of Moose lodge, No. 698.
[THE MORNING REPUBLICAN, Findlay, Oh., Thu., 6 Jul. 1927 - Sub by William Ream]

Charles William Foor
CEMETERY EMPLOYEE DIES OF LEUKEMIA
Funeral Is Saturday For Charles Foor
Charles William Foor, 58, employed for 23 years at Maple Grove cemetery, died at 11:10 a.m. yesterday of leukemia at his home, 1020 West Main Cross street. He had been ill eight months.
Mr. Foor was born in Kalida on April 29, 1894, son of Charles and Amanda Edith Foor. He was brought to Findlay as a small child. On July 18, 1939, he married Mrs. Blanche (Crow) Stevenson. She survives, as do a foster daughter, Mrs. Lowell Haughn, Rawson, and three grandchildren.
Other survivors are brothers Marion, 305 East Lima avenue; Harold, 533 East Main Cross street; Harvey, 723 Frazer street; Emmett of Leipsic; sisters, Mrs. Scott Hostler of Lima; Mrs. Lillian Hostler, Vermillion-on-the-Lake; and Mrs. H. C. Beck, Fostoria. Brothers Leo, Grover, and two infants preceded Mr. Foor in death.
The deceased served in World War I with the 332d Infantry Regiment and was a member of Calvary Baptist church.
Dr. T. Richard Dunham will conduct the funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Coldren funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. The body will remain at Coldren's.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Fri., 27 Feb. 1953 - Sub by William Ream]

Emmett Dale Foor
Emmett D. Foor, 58, 233 Prentiss Ave., died at 12:30 a.m. Monday at Blanchard Valley Hospital, after an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1917, in Findlay to Charles and Edith (Davidson) Foor. He married Patty Sidenstricker June 1, 1950, and she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Roy Dean, Defiance; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herman C. (Bertha) Beck, Fostoria; Mrs. Lillian Bellinger, Lorain.
Mr. Foor was a member of First Lutheran Church in Leipsic and Federation of Musicians. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A citizens band radio operator, Mr. Foor was known as Captain Nemo.
He was a machinist for Werk-Brau Co., Inc., and was a former GarWood Industries employe (sic).
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkpatrick-Hawkins Funeral Home, the Rev. Edward A. Bary officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[THE COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Tue., 27 Jan. 1976 - Sub by William Ream]

Grover Frederick Foor
GROVER FOOR, 60, TAKEN BY DEATH
Kalida Native Succumbs to Six-Week Illness; Rites to Be Sunday
Grover Frederick Foor, 50, 723 Frazer street, died at 9 o'clock Thursday evening in a Toledo hospital. He had been ill six weeks.
Mr. Foor was born in Kalida, O., Aug. 15, 1892. He was the son of Charles and Amanda (Davidson) Foor. He had lived in Findlay nearly all of his life.
He is survived by his mother and nine brothers and sisters. The sisters are Mrs. H. C. Hosler (sic) and Mrs. W. S. Hosler (sic), of Mt. Blanchard; Mrs. H. C. Beck, R. F. D. 1, Fostoria; Lee H., Marion F. and Harvey L. at home, Emmett D., 908 Broad avenue, Harold L., 537 East Main Cross street and Charles William, 602 Findlay street. Two brothers, Clarence A. and Lee W.* died in infancy. He was not married.
He was employed in the supply department at the Great Lakes Sugar company.
The body was taken to the Russell E. Herman funeral home where it will remain for services. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning from the funeral home. Dr. T. Richard tion in the 10th district of confer-
(sic-- the preceding is exactly as it was printed) church will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. [THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Fri., 19 Mar. 1943 - Sub by William Ream]

Harold Leroy Foor
HAROLD L. FOOR TAKEN BY DEATH
Services Saturday For Tiffin Native
Harold Le Roy
(sic?) Foor, 47, an employee of the Hullenkremer Construction Company, died at 8:15 o'clock last night in Blanchard Valley Hospital. Although he had been ill six months his death was unexpected. He resided at 533 E. Main Cross St.
Mr. Foor was born in Tiffin April 22, 1911, the son of the late Charles and Edith (Davidson) Foor. He came to Findlay many years ago. Jan. 9, 1942 he married Norma Lanning who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Wanda Jean, Nancy Darlene, and Harold Le Roy II, at home; three brothers, Marion, 305 E. Lima St.; Harvey, 723 Frazer St., and Emmentt (sic) 233 Frentiss; and three sisters, Mrs. Scott Hofler (sic) and Mrs Lester Bellinger of Lima, and Mrs. Herman Beck of Fostoria.
Five brothers, Leo, William, Grover, George, and Clarence, preceded Mr. Foor in death. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Trautman Funeral Home with Dr. W. E. Bradley directing. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., 8 Jan. 1959 - Sub by William Ream]

Harvey Leonard Foor
Harvey L. Foor, 63, of 723 Frazer St., died at 5:50 a.m. Friday in Ottawa Valley Hospital, Lima.
He was born Dec. 14, 1907, in Allen County to Charles M. and Amanda Edith (Davidson) Foor.
Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Lillian (Mamie) Bellinger, Bradenton Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Irwin (Mabel) Gauthier, Tawas City, Mich.; Mrs. Herman (Bertha) Beck, Fostoria; and a brother, Et, 233 Prentiss Ave.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Trautman Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. E. Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Sat., 26 Jun. 1971 - Sub by William Ream]

Irene M. Krauss Foor
Irene Mae Foor, 82, of 840 Beech Ave., died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998 in Findlay.
She was born Nov. 30, 1915 in Hancock County to William and Myrtle (Charles) Krauss. She married Marion F. Foor on June 5, 1943, and he died May 29, 1968.
Surviving are a brother, Don Krauss, rural Findlay; and a sister, Alberta Krauss, Findlay.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Krauss; and three sisters, Lorraine Davis and two infants, Edna Krauss and Berdell Krauss.
Mrs. Foor was a housekeeper and a former employee of the former Long's Bakery, Findlay.
She had been a member of First Lutheran Church since 1920. She also was a member of the Millstream Mailbag Club, the Upbeat Widows and Widowers support group, the Senior Center and Women of the Moose.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Mark Brodbeck officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemeter
Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.
[THE COURIER online obituary, Findlay, Oh., Fri., 28 Aug. 1998 - Sub by William Ream]

Leo Harrison Foor
BURNS FATAL TO FINDLAY RESIDENT
Leo H. Foor Dies In Dayton Hospital
Leo H. Foor, 61, of 723 Frazer street, died at 5:50 a.m. yesterday in Veteran's hospital, Dayton, from second degree burns received April 27, in his garage.
The accident happened when gasoline ignited as he cleaned spark plugs. Mr. Foor was taken to Findlay hospital and later to Dayton.
He was born Aug. 27, 1889, in Leipsic, a son of Charles M. and Amanda E. (Davidson) Foor. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are brothers and sisters, Marion F., 305 East Lima street; Charles W., 1020 West Main Cross street; Harvey L., 723 Frazer street; Harold L., 533 East Main Cross street; Emmett D., Leipsic; Mrs. Lillian Hosler (sic) and Mrs. Scott Hosler (sic), Lima; and Mrs. Herman Beck, Fostoria.
Mr. Foor was employed as a carpenter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Coldren funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER obituary, Findlay, Oh., Sat., 7 Jul. 1951 - Sub by William Ream]

Marion Francis Foor
Marion F. Foor, 77, 719 Liberty St., a retired employe for Great Lakes Sugar Co., died Wednesday morning in Blanchard Valley Hospital.
Mr. Foor worked for the sugar company for 35 years in Montana, Minnesota, and Michigan as well as Findlay. He served under Ed Huff as the first motorcycle deputy of Hancock County and was Findlay's first motorcycle policeman serving two years. He was custodian of the First Lutheran Church from 1953 to 1960.
Mr. Foor was born April 30 1891 in West Leipsic, the son of Charles and Amanda (Davidson) Foor. On June 6, 1943 he married Irene Krauss who survives.
Other survivors include his sisters: Mrs. Mamie Bellinger, Brandenton Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Irwin (Mabel) Gauthier, Tawas City, Mich.; Mrs. Herman (Bertha) Beck, Fostoria; and brothers, Harvey, 723 Frazer St.; and Emmett, 233 Prentiss St. Brothers C. William, Grover, Harold, Clarence and George are deceased.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Today at the Trautman Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Bary officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Fri., 31 May 1968 - Sub by William Ream]

Norma Lanning Foor-Wittenmyer
Funeral services for Norma Foor-Wittenmyer, 86, formerly of 533 E. Main Cross St., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Gene Milioni officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Foor-Wittenmyer died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
She was born Oct. 7, 1914 in Tiffin to William A. and Ida Louise (Christman) Lanning. She married Harold L. Foor, and he preceded her in death. She later married James O. Wittenmyer, and he preceded her in deat
Surviving are a son, Harold L. Foor II, Findlay; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Wanda Jean) Ward, Upper Sandusky; and Mrs. Ed (Nancy Darlene) Beers, Findlay; two stepsons, Steve Wittenmyer, Loganville, Ga.; and Mick Wittenmyer, Rawson; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Hummell, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Kisseberth and Mrs. Jerry (Dode) Swisher, all of Findlay; 19 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild; two brothers, Carl and Fred Lanning; and six sisters, Edith Brauneller, Bertha Bartch, Viola Molnar, Helen Kingery, and Nellie and Carrie Lanning.
Mrs. Foor-Wittenmyer had worked at Boss Glove Corp., Glessner's and was a clerk at the Hobby Shop.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and Loyal Order of Moose 698.
[THE COURIER, 27 Jun. 2001 - Sub. by William Ream]

Elizabeth Moore Foresman
FORMER FINDLAY WOMAN EXPIRES
Word has been received by Mrs. Harley Dreisbach, 853 S. Main St., of the death in Little Rock, Ark. Friday of Mrs. Elizabeth Foresman, a native of Findlay.
Mrs. Foresman, a daughter of Samuel and Sydney (Winders) Moore, was born in this city Jan. 1, 1870.
She was married to Charlie Foresman who died some years ago. Surviving are a son, Charles, two granddaughters, and a great-grandchild.
For a number of years she operated a tea room here on W. Sandusky St. For the past few years she had made her home with her son in Mountain Home, Ark., where services will be held Monday.
[THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Sat., 19 Jul. 1958 - Sub by William Ream]

Richard Huffman Fox
Arlington - Richard Huffman Fox, 91, died peacefully the evening of Feb. 3, 2010, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Arlington.
He was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Rawson to Wilbur and Mary Fox, who preceded him in death. On May 23, 1942, at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, he married Neva Mae Pifer, who died Jan. 10, 1996.
Mr. Fox was a 1936 graduate of Rawson High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from July 22, 1943, to May 4, 1947. He served as a sergeant as an AAF radio mechanic AACS with the 771st Army Air Forces in the South Pacific, the Philippines and Green Islands for 17 months and spent 14 months in the General Army Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark. While in the hospital, he learned to work with leather and how to make sterling silver wire and bar jewelry as part of his rehabilitation. He received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with a bronze battle star, the Philippines Liberation Medal with a bronze battle star, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. He received a thank-you letter from President Harry S. Truman. He retired from Triplett Corp, Bluffton, after 44 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4510, Arlington, where he helped and enjoyed working the evening bingo games. He was baptized as an infant in the United Brethren Church, Rawson, and joined Good Hope Lutheran Church on May 8, 1943.
Survivors include a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hinkle.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington. The Rev. Steven C. Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, with military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Lima News Feb 5, 2010]

Garnet Friesner
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times Sept 18, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 30. 1905, in Van Wert County, to Robert G and Cora (Wilt) Coombs
Married to: Samuel H. Friesner 48 years
Occupation: Home maker
Died: Sept 17, 1974 Blanchard Valley Hospital , Findlay
Survived by: husband; 2 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 6 grandchildren
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery , Findlay

Fred Frueth
Fred Frueth, retired farmer, died last night.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Sep 3, 1917 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

John A. Fruth
FINDLAY, March 17-Funeral rites were held this afternoon for John A. Fruth, 72, former Biglick-tp trustee and school board rnember who died Saturday in the Findlay hospital from cerebral hemorrhage.
He was born near Holgate, Henry-co, February 1, 1869, son of Melchior and Jacobina Peter Fruth, but had lived most of his life in Hancock-co. Surviving are his widow, Emma G., 11 children, a brother, 28 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Biglick-tp
[Lima News, Mar 17, 1941 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

Ira Fuller
Findlay - Ira Fuller was fatally shot at North Baltimore by Gertie Cromley, keeper of the resort. Fuller entered the place and commenced to smash the furniture when the woman shot him.
[Newark Advocate July 2, 1901- Submitted By Linda Dietz]

William Ernest Fuller
FINDLAY , Nov. 4-Funeral arrangements were being made today for William Ernest Fuller, 71, retired carpenter who died Sunday afternoon at the Oman Convalescent home here after an illness of six months from a heart ailment. Surviving are a son, a half-sister, and two grandchildren. Fuller was a member of the Lutheran church for 50 years. The body was taken to the Coldren funeral home where rites will be held, at a time yet to be announced. Rev. W. E. Bradley, pastor of the First Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 4, 1940]



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