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Obituaries and Death Notices

[NOTE: Some Names of the living have been omitted by the contributors to protect privacy]

April 24, 1855 — In Toledo, Ohio, Caleb Fletcher Abbot, aged 43. He was born in Chelmsford, Mass., Sept. 8, 1811 3 graduated at Harvard College in 1827; studied law at Lowell and in the Law School in Cambridge ; removed to Toledo in 1836, where he gained high rank in his profession. He had been Mayor of Toledo, and Prosecuting Attorney for that Judicial District. [Source: American almanac and repository of useful knowledge]

Charles Acker, 332 Jervis Street. died yesterday in St Vincent's Hospital following an illness of one year. He was a retired mechanical engineer for the Toledo Terminal Railroad and was a salesman for the Ilgenfritz Nursery in Monroe,. Mich. His wife, Olga, died Aug. 11.
Mr. Acker, 70, was a member of the Toledo Commandery Knights Templar, and attended the First English Lutheran Church Services will be in the H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home at 2 p. m tomorrow. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. The Rev Dallas Green will officiate.
[Toledo Blade, Aug 29, 1942]

Toledo, O., Feb 6- Infirm and helpless, John Artz, 81, fell out of bed and was frozen to death before aid reached him. Artz, lived the life of a hermit and was found by his daughter in his little hut when she went to administer to his wants. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 6, 1907]

ATKINSON -- Col B. Atkinson, Lucas Co., O., Aug. 2, (1858) ae. —. He was one of the heroes of Fort Stephenson. under Croghan, and died on the anniversary of that victory, which was then being celebrated in the neighboring town of Fremont. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices Of Eminent Persons Who Have Died In The United States For 1858"; By Hon. Nathan Crosby; Boston: John P. Jewett And Company. 1859. Tr. By K. Mohler]

BACON -- Lyman W. Bacon, 60, executive vice president of the First National Bank of Toledo, died yesterday in Toledo Hospital. He lived at 5439 Olde Post Rd., Sylvannia.
Mr. Bacon, who had been in banking 35 years, was named executive vice president three years ago. He began his career with the Toledo Trust, where he worked for 20 years and served as assistant vice president.
In 1951, he left to become vice president and comptroller of the Butler Paper Products Co. Mr. Bacon was vice president of the Commerce National Bank, a predecessor of First National, in 1953. He received a diploma from the graduate school of banking at Rutgers University.
Born in Parma, Mich., Mr. Bacon was a Toledo area resident most of his life. He was director of Seaway Food Town, Inc.
He was past chairman of the board of trustees of the United Church of Christ, Sylvania, and past trustee of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a former member of the Sylvania Board of Education and the Sylvania City Council.
Surviving are his wife, Lois; son, Lyman, Jr., of New York City; daughter, Betsy Bacon, Sylvania; brother, Marshall, Fostoria, and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, Sylvania.
["THE BLADE", TOLEDO, OH, Dec 18, 1965 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

BALL -- Leo Ball, 73, of 339 11th St., died Thursday in the Lucas County Home. Born in Brailey, O., Mr. Ball was a Toledo resident 20 years. He was a retired boilermaker. Burial in Willow Cemetery. ["THE BLADE", TOLEDO, OH, Dec 18, 1965 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

BECKER, Christian W., of 459 Oak St. Husband of Hattie and father of Loretta Van Lock of Dayton, O., Van, Burdette and Kenneth Becker of Toledo. Friends may call at Welsh-Hond Mortuary, 523 Oak St. Services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. the Rev. William Brenner, Martin Luther Church officiating. Interment Forest Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

BENNETT -- Services for Mrs. Nevada Bennett, 48, of 408 Division St.. who died Tuesday, will he conducted by the Rev. S M. Jordan of Jerusalem Baptist Church in the Jones Mortuary Saturday at 1 p m Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

BERRY -- Services for Oscar F. Berry, 50, who died Tuesday in his home at 1073 Palmwood avenue will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the home, with burial in Calvary cemetery. He is survived by his parents, his wife Fannie; one daughter, Sylvia Berry, three brothers, Grover and Willard of Toledo. and Clyde of Alger, O., and a sister, Mrs. Clarissa Tillman, [Toledo News-Bee, Sep 2, 1931 - Sub by L. Dietz]

BISSELL, Cora Alice Law, suddenly Thursday, Jan. 6. Widow of the late Herbert Spencer Bissell. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary Bissell Vosper of Toledo, son, Herbert E. Bissell, East Lansing, Mich., brothers, O. B. Law, Detroit, Mich., and Sheridan Law, Glendale, Calif., and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home, 2121 Adams St., where services will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

BLAIN, Louise, aged 68 years, of 2040 Delence St. Beloved wife of Edward Blain; loving aunt of Vaughn Hierholtzer. Friends may call at Abele Funeral Home, 1910 Cherry St. Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Resting place Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

BLUE -- Blue, PFC. Eugene H., U. S. Army, formerly of 952 South Ave., in Germany Feb. 28, 1945, age 22 years. Son of Mrs. Almeda Blue, brother of Mrs. June Hackney, and nephew of Lee Hunter. Friends may call at Walter Funeral Home. Services on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948]

BOOS -- Boos, PVT. William E. Jr., late residence 2132 Joffre Ave., in southern France Aug 29, 1944, age 19. Beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Boos Sr., 2132 Joffre Ave., grandson of Mrs. Florence Sallade. Friends may call Flagler Mortuary, Collingwood Memorial, after 7 p.m. Saturday until Sunday 10 p.m. Celebration of Holy Communion for the family and close friends at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial office will be read at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948]

BOSS -- Findlay, Aug. 3 Funeral services will be held Sunday in Toledo for Julius Boss, 70, for 45 years in the iron and metal business here, who died Friday in a Toledo hospital from a heart attack. Boss is survived by his widow and two sons. Interment will be in Toledo. [Lima News Aug 4, 1940]

BOUDRIE, Austin J., husband of Leah Boudrie, at the residence, 5462 Burgess Rd., Sylvania, O., Wednesday Oct. 27. Friends may call at F. D. Bolander & Son Mortuary, 1422 Broadway. Services Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

BRAUNECK -- Wayne Brauneck, 62, a World War I veteran, died yesterday in his home on Weckerly Road. Monclova . A native of Wooster, O., Mr. Brauneck for 42 years was a sheet and metal mechanic for the Fred Christen & Sons Co. He was a member of Wakeman Lodge, F&AM, Waterville, which will conduct rites in the Maison-Dardenne Mortuary at 7:15 tonight. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, a son, one brother, and 17 grandchildren.
Services will be in the mortuary Saturday at 1 p m. Burial will be in Swan Creek Cemetery.
[Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

BROWNING -- The infant daughter of Mrs. William Browning died today from drinking a solution of concentrated lye. [Lima Daily News, Mar 7, 1906 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Ed Burke, Pioneer Passes Away
The valley was saddened this week when news of the death of Ed Burke, long-time resident of the valley passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edda Ortman in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, April 18. He had been in poor health for a long time and his passing was not unexpected, nevertheless it was a sad bit of news that was flashed to relatives and friends. Ed Burke was born in Iowa, April 16, 1867, and was 81 years old when he passed away. May 23 he took a plane for Toledo to make his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ortman. He became ill last June and was in a critical condition for months. He came to the valley in 1905 and married Minnie May Hogue Tycer [October 31, 1906]. Two children survive Ralph Tycer of Montana and Mrs. Edda Ortman of Toledo. He was a long-time member of Belt Lodge No. 18, A. F. & A. M. and Kerbyville Lodge, I.O.O.F. For the last 15 years he had been tyler of Belt Lodge. Belt Lodge will have charge of the graveside funeral in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at 2 p. m. Friday, April 25.
[Newspaper Unknown, c. April 24, 1947 - Contributed by Sally Yarbrough, who adds this note: "Ed’s father was John Burke and his mother Helen Conway"]

CAMPEY, Mollie Mae, of 2354 Lawton Ave., in Collingwood Rest Home on Wednesday evening, age 88 years. Mother of William H. and Arthur A. Keabler, Albert P. Campey, Mrs. Rose Burrow, Mrs. Alice Suthff, Mrs. Alice Swinhart, Mrs. Elizabeth Moscrop and Lee Campey; 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Walter Funeral Home. Services on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

CARRIER, Adelbert J., of 422 Machen St., Tuesday Oct 26. Husband of Mayme O'Brien Carrier of Toledo, father of Mary Jane Carrier and Mrs. Margaret Lloyd, grandfather of Patricia, Susan and Larry Lloyd, brother of George, Harry and Zay Carrier and Mrs. Rose Reis, all of Chicago. Friends may call at James Coyle & Son Mortuary, 2475 Collingwood Blvd, where funeral will be held Friday, Oct 29, at 10 a.m.; Requiem High Mass at Rosary Cathedral at 10:30. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

CHAPIN -- F. C. Chapin, a prominent Toledo man, died Monday. [The Wood County Herald, Mar 1, 1895]

COLE -- Edward J. COLE, 77, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at his home in Fort Wayne. Edward was born in Toledo, OH, to Frank and Agnes Cole, he grew up there and married Virginia A. Schwanzl on January 21, 1956. They enjoyed a wonderful life together for 46 years. Edward began his career at Dana Corporation in Toledo and held various human resource management positions in the midwest before settling in Fort Wayne in 1983. He retired in 1995 as Division Manager of Industrial Relations, Dana Axle Division. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, current member of the Dana Salaried Employee's Benefit Committee and a current member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren; a sister, Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Cole; sister, Nancy and brother, Frank. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 AM, Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, with calling one half hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:30pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery with military gravesite rites by the U.S. Army. [Toledo Blade, Jan 27, 2010]

COLLAMORE -- Class of 1854 - GEORGE ANTHONY COLLAMORE. M.D. Harvard, 1859. b. 9 Nov., 1833, Pembroke, Mass. Surg. 100th Ohio Vols. Physician, Toledo, O. -- d. 5 Apr., 1903, Toledo, O. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. Tr. by K. Mohler]

COOK, Watson W., of 333 Mayberry St., on Thursday morning, age 82 years. Father of Mrs. Clarence Fauble, Walter and Harry Cook, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Walter Funeral Home, 1221 Broadway. Services on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.[Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

CRANE -- Class of 1862 - AMOS WATERS CRANE. B. 7 Nov., 1837, Toledo, O. Farmer. D. 22 Mar., 1910, E. Toledo, O. [Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

CURRAN -- Mrs. Julia Curran - Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Rose Catholic church. Msgr. James S. Elder, pastor, will be celebrant and burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Toledo. [Lima News, Mar 1, 1942]

DAHLKE, Walter A., age 38 years, of 2129 North Twelfeth St. Beloved husband of Pearl and father of Roy E.; brother of Mrs. Thelma Velliquette. Friends may call at the Bersticker Funeral Home, 137-139 Maumee Ave., where services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

DECKER -- John "Jack" P. Decker, age 74, of Toledo, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 26, 1935, in Altoona, PA. Jack was a US Army veteran who loved to tell his war stories. He was a huge Ohio State Football fan who enjoyed taping games to watch over and over. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rose; three children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Per his wishes, services were held privately. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to help defray funeral expenses. Arrangements were entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, 5055 Secor Rd. [Toledo Blade, Jan 27, 2010]

DONNELLY -- Patrick Donnelly, age 104 years, died at Toledo Monday afternoon, and Mrs. Donnelly age 102, died during the night. Both were born in this country while Washington was president. They leave one son age 80 years, and a daughter whose age is not mentioned. [The Wood County Herald, Feb 1, 1895]

DONOFRIO -- Rocco "Rocky" Vincent DONOFRIO, 85, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. He was born to Vincent and Rose (Silvestri) Donofrio on February 4, 1924, in Kane, PA. Rocky served in the Army Engineer Corps during WWII. He worked for Pure Oil Co. and St. Vincent's Medical Center. Rocky was a member of the Italian Sports Hall of Fame, Sons of Italy and the Alba Club. He founded the Bocci Club of Toledo, volunteered for the Special Olympics and helped with the St. Jerome fish fries. In his spare time, he enjoyed walking at Wildwood Park. Rocky is survived by two brothers, three sisters, former wife and special friend, Patricia Donofrio, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Joseph and baby Johnny Donofrio. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 550 Clark St. in Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made in Rocky's name to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. "A special thanks to the nurses at the Willow's and the Palliative Care Dept. at St. Charles. [Toledo Blade, Jan 21, 2010]

DWYER -- Mrs. Ollie Dwyer, 65, of 303 Steadman St., died today in St. Charles Hospital. She had been employed at the Unitcast Corp. before her health failed 10 years ago. Born in Iowa, she had lived in Toledo 25 years. There are no immediate survivors. Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Hoeflinger Mortuary with burial in Willow Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

Toledo, Jan 26- William C. Earl, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Toledo, died to-night. Mr. Earl was formerly editor of the Toledo Blade, and at the time of his death, held the position of Right Worthy Grand Secretary of the I. O. O. F. of Ohio. [Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 27, 1880]

ECK -- Verne Eck, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Eck, was born at Clarksville, Defiance county, Ohio on March 11, 1896 and departed this life on December 11, 1938 at the age of forty-two years and eleven months.
Losing his mother in boyhood he made his home in Toledo, Ohio, with his sister, Mrs. Mack Artz. For sixteen years he was employed as mechanic at the Toledo Ship Yards. The last several years he worked as engineer and fireman at the Oak Manufacturing Company.
He leaves to mourn his departure three sisters, Mrs. Olin Welch of Minong, Wisconsin; Mrs. Mack Artz of Bowling Green, Ohio; Mrs. E.D. Worthington of Tekonsha, Michigan; and four brothers Charles and Henry of Toledo, Ohio; Fred of Butler, Ind., Frank of Edgerton, and a host of nephews and nieces. Services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eck and burial at Maple Grove cemetery.
["The Edgerton Earth", Edgerton, Williams County, Ohio, Thursday, December 22,1938 -- Submitted by Kate Watson]

FEAR, Frederick J, of 802 Sixth St., suddenly Oct 27, age 75 years. Husband of Isabel. Friends may call at Parks Funeral Home, East Broadway at Greenwood where services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Willow Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

FELBINGER, Frederick A., age 82 years at his home, 2031 Elliott St., on Tuesday. Father of Mrs. Alvin Badenhope, Toledo; Bruce of Southgate, Calif.; niece, Mrs. Millie Golan, Berwin, Ill.; 2 grandchildren. Friends may call Herman Birkenkamp Mortuary, Monroe at Robinwood, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment Ottawa Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Walker-Wenner. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

FIAL, Joseph, age 50, Wednesday at Veterans Hospital, Dayton, O. Husband of Rose; father of Mrs. Elizabeth LaRay, Mrs. Virginia Olender, Mrs. Mary Ann Fink, brother of Mrs. Hattie Konezal, Mrs. Jane Gasiorowski, Mrs. Alice DeBel. Also survived by two grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from Steve G. Gasiorowski Funeral Home at 9:45 a.m. at St. Teresa's Church, 10:15 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

FISCHER, Henry A., husband of Zelma, of 3161 Glenwood Ave., Wednesday, Oct 27, age 59 years. Surviving are his wife, son Henry of Terre Haute, Ind., daughters, Margaret of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Alva Daniel of Temperance, Mich., brother John of Indianapolis; sister Mrs. Fred Priser of Peru, Ill. Friends may call and services will be held in the Day-Edwards Mortuary Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

FOSKETT, Gertrude M., wife of John, of 3528 Bluff St., on Thursday, age 75 years. Friends may call at the Ira Garner Funeral Home, Lawrence at Bancroft, where services will be on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Interment Forest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

GARNER, Joseph F. - Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ira Garner funeral home, 2211 Lawrence-av, Toledo. The Rev. R. Lincoln Long will officiate and burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park cemetery. [Lima News, Mar 3, 1950]

GARRISON, Grace Rugg
Garrison Rites Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace (Rugg) Garrison who died Saturday at the home of her daughter and family, the Raymond Rice’s, Toledo, were held in the Rochester Baptist church, Monday.  The Rev. Marcus Grether, Creston, officiated, and Mrs. C. M. McGuff, also of Creston sang two numbers.  Beautiful flowers banked the front end of the church and bespoke the esteem by which she was held.  The pall bearers were Stanley Storrow, Rallph Taylor, Donald Hawley, of here, Court Marshall, Nankin, Carl Garrison, Elyria and Lynn Garrison, Jr., Natrona, Pa.  Interment was made in the village cemetery under the direction of John C. Murray, Creston, her relative.  Among those present from away were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rice and family, Mrs. Marshall Rugg, Tad Garrison and son, Mrs. Hattie Marshall and daughter, Mrs. Lola Rushworth, Toledo; Bert Chapman, Cleveland; Mrs. Elnora Rugg, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ledyard and friend, Elyria; Mr. and Mrs. Courtland Marshall, Nankin; Lynn Garrison and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Garrison, Jr., Natrona, Pa; Mrs. Jessie Noyes, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fisher, Wellington; Mr. and Mrs. Don Hawley and children, Huntington, and Mrs. Lester Ketchum, New London. [Unknown Newspaper, c. 1939; Sub. by MMH]

Services for Mrs. Raymond T. Garrison, 63, wife of Raymond Garrison, Toledo attorney, were held this afternoon in the United Brethren church, Toledo.  The body will be taken to Rochester, where she formerly lived, for services and burial at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Grace Rugg Garrison was born at Rochester, Aug. 31, 1876, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Rice, Toledo. She was married to Raymond T. Garrison, formerly of Rochester on Jan. 2, 1905.  She united with the Rochester Methodist Church at an early age and later transferred her membership to the United Brethren Church of Toledo, and was an active member to the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Raymond T. Garrison; her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Rice; and an adopted son, Richard James Garrison, all of Toledo. [Unknown newspaper/date]

Toledo, O., April 18- Dr. A. J. Girardot, aged 62 years, many years a resident of this city, died in the veterans hospital at Waukegan, Illinois. He was gassed during the world War, while serving with the Thirty-Seventh Division. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Apr 18, 1932]

GRAVES, John W. (Jack), of 1752 Finch St., age 70. Husband of Anna; father of Marvin; brother of Carl Graves and Mrs. Milo Dunn. Friends may call at the chapel of H. H. Birkenkamp, 1003 Broadway. Services Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

GREENING -- OHIO MAN PASSES DURING VISIT HERE: Hartwell Greening, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, who had been visiting in Tucson, died last night at a local hospital. Mr. Hartwell was 68 years old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Greening. The body is at the Arizona Mortuary and will be returned to Toledo tomorrow for burial, [The Tucson Daily Citizen September 18, 1942 - BZ, Sub by FoFG]

GRINER -- Victor J. Griner, age 84, of Perrysburg, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital. Victor was born June 28, 1925, in Lime City, OH, to Earl and Cora (Snyder) Griner. He was a retired member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 50 and a W.W. II Navy Veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Radford. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, three grandsons, one great-grandson, Also he left behind: a brother, two sisters, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; sisters, Rosella Heckart, Helen Griner, Clara Emch, Norma Reitzel and grandson, Shad M. Crispen. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 30, 2009, from 3-8 P.M. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) where funeral services will be held Thursday, December 31, 2009, at 11 A.M. with Pastor Terry Powell, officiating. Burial will follow in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio. [Toledo Blade, Dec 29, 2009]

HAAG, Dr. Merit D., at Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday. Husband of Pearl of 3736 Sulphur Springs Rd., age 57 years. Friends may call at the Ira Garner Funeral Home, Lawrence at Bancroft, after 10 a.m. Saturday where services will be Monday, 1:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

HALL -- Jan, 1840 — At Perrysburgh, Ohio, aged 89, John Hall, a native of Connecticut, who was a lieutenant in the revolutionary army, and served at Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga, Trenton, &c. [Source: American Almanac and repository of useful knowledge- 1840]

HALLET -- April 26 - William H. Hallet, Co. F., 67th Ohio, aged 18; residence, Sylvania, Lucas Co., Ohio, died of measles.
The remains of these soldiers were all buried on the day following their deaths, with appropriate services, in the Soldiers' Cemetery near the Hospital.
[The Soldiers' Journal., May 04, 1864, (Rendevous of Distribution, Va.)- Sub by KT]

HARTLEY, Elizabeth F., age 73 years; of 2736 Secor Rd. Beloved mother of Leo F., James E., Lawrence J., and William F. Hartley, Mrs. Elizabeth Eggleston, Mrs. Kathleen Kufchock, Mrs. Gertrude Mattes, Mrs. Grace Farmer, Mrs. Arlene Weitz, Mrs. Bernice Mattes and Mable Hartley, 17 grandchildren, one great-granchild. Friends may call at the Daniel C. Brown Funeral Home, Hudson, Mich., where services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Requiem High Mass at Scared Heart Church at 10 a.m. Resting place Calvary Cemetery, Hudson, Mich., Abele Funeral Home. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

HART, Jennie
Jennie Hart dies at Oberlin, Ohio Feb 8, 1936
Mrs. Jennie B. Hart, 64, passed away early this morning at Allen Hospital after a two weeks illness. Mrs. Hart was born August 15, 1871 in Cleveland.  She came to Oberlin in June 1905 at the time of her marriage to Flavious A. Hart, who passed away in 1918.  Surviving are two sons, Arthur and Henry of Oberlin, also a sister Mrs. Will Morris of Cleveland. Arrangements have not been completed for the funeral services, which will probably be held Monday afternoon at the Sedgeman Funeral Parlor.  
 [The Chronicle Telegram Elyria, Lorain Co. Ohio, Feb 8, 1936 - Sub. by Mrs. Carole Dick]

HART, John B.

John B.Hart died at his late residence, 520 Stickney Ave. Dec. 12, 1899 at 8 a.m. The deceased was well known and had a wide circle of friends. Funeral from residence Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial private.  
[Toledo Blade Dec 13, 1899 - Sub. by Carole Dick]

Former Sanduskian Dead
J. B. Hart, a former resident of Sandusky, died Tuesday at his home at Toledo after a long and painful illness.  He was well known among vessel men along the lakes. The funeral will take place tomorrow.  
[Sandusky Daily Register Dec 13, 1899 - Sub. by Carole Dick]

Mrs. Lena Hartsing, 79, of 523 Knower Street. died in her home yesterday after a five-year illness
Born in Woodville, O.. she had lived in Toledo 55 years and was a charter member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church . Her husband, Simon Hartsing, died four months ago She is survived by sons Albert and Eugene: sister. Mrs. Elizabeth Biniker: brothers, George Albert, Luckey, O.. and Adolph Albert Toledo and three grandchildren.
The Rev Charles A. Hackenberg will conduct services in the Walter Mortuary at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
[Toledo Blade, Aug 29, 1942]

HASKELL -- Toledo, O., April 15- The funeral of Charles M. Haskell, aged 81 years, will be held this afternoon. Born in Luzerne, NY he was the son of Henry and Lucinda McMasters Haskell. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Apr 15, 1932]

HASTINGS, Austa A., 56 years, of 1357 Page St., Wednesday, Jan. 5. Friends may call at the Eggleston-Meinert Funeral Home, 732 Main St., where services will take place Saturday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. Interment Willow Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

HAWLEY, Frederick, suddenly at the late residence, 2125 Cummings St., age 53 years. Friends may call at the Will Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Courtland at Jervis, where services will take place Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

HEMPE -- Mrs. Anna Hempe, 71, of 838 Vance Street, resident of Toledo for 70 years died of a heart attack in her home Saturday night. Lieut. Azor Sheffield of the rescue squad said she was dead when fireman arrived. Mrs. Hempe. a member of St. Petri's Lutheran Church. came here from Germany when she was a year old. She leaves her husband. Fred; brother, Fred Jacobs, and two grandchildren. Servlces will be in the residence at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow and in St. Petri's Church at 2 p. m. the Rev K. C Harms officiating. Burial will be in Forest cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 1, 1940]

HENDEE -- Frank D. Hendee, 79, died Saturday night in his home, Snider and Lehman Avenue, after a short illness. Born in Webster, N. Y., Mr. Hendee lived most of his life in Toledo. He formerly worked for Lehman Bros. Co., and for the last few years was employed by the Earl Hulce Co. He was a member of Point Place Congregational Church and the Toledo Lodge of Odd Fellows. He was an Odd Fellow more than 50 years. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cora Cannon, Jonesboro, Ark., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter Funeral Home. The Rev. John R. Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Forest cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 1, 1940]

HILL -- Services for Mrs. Hattie Hill, 3164 Blade St., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Zion hill Baptist Church, the Rev. G. H. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. The body is in the Dale Mortuary. Mrs. Hill died yesterday in her home. A Toledo resident 13 years, she was a member of Little Hill Baptist Church and its mothers' board. [Toledo Blade, Sep 13, 1951]

HILLMER -- Max Lorraine Hillmer, 90, of 25 Southview Place, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at Elmwood at the Shawhan, Tiffin. He was born May 30, 1919, to the late Hazel (Weaver) Hillmer and Max L. Hillmer in Detroit, Michigan. his wife who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, a sister, a niece, and a nephew. A descendant of Plymouth, Michigan pioneers, he spent his childhood and youth in Michigan and Indiana, obtaining his secondary education in Huntington, and at Culver Academy, Indiana. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors from Northwestern University in 1941. From 1942 to 1946 he served in the United States Army, 32nd Armored Regiment. He fought in the battle of the Ardennes, and in 1945 was awarded a Purple Heart following the battle of the Rhineland. He was employed as a clinical psychologist in State Hospitals in Illinois before moving to Seattle to pursue graduate studies. In 1958 he obtained a master's degree and in 1960 a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington. He subsequently taught psychology at the University of Washington, Illinois State University, Waterloo Lutheran University in Ontario, Canada, and at Heidelberg College. He retired from Heidelberg in l976. A member of Sigma Xi, he was active in the American Psychological Association, and the Ohio Psychological Association. Widely read, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, Max's interests included social and experimental psychology, international politics, and intellectual and social history. Devoted to his family, Max was particularly happy spending summers with them at the family cottage in the Quebec northwoods. He was a long-time member of the Gatineau Fish and Game Club in Gracefield, Quebec. Max's family and friends will miss his wry wit and dry sense of humor. A memorial service will be held at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Courthouse Square, at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, with the Reverend John Reinheimer officiating. A reception in the Church Undercroft will follow. The Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements. [Toledo Blade, Dec 29, 2009]

HOFMAN -- Hofman, Pvt. Robert L., age 23 years, of 465 Raymer Blvd., killed in action in Germany July 12, 1944. Friends may call at the Eggleston-Meinert Funeral Home, 732 Main St., where services will take place Saturday, Jan 8, 3 p.m. Interment Willow Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949]

HORNOFF -- Toledo, O., July 31: The board of inquiry has freed Okey Harless, of the Eighth regiment, Akron, of blame for the death of Charles Hornoff, a Wadsworth member of the Eighth, who was killed at Camp Perry yesterday by a stray bullet from Harless' rifle. [Lima Morning News, Aug 1, 1909 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Committed Suicide:
Cleveland, O., March 31 – Mr. Hopson Hurd of the wholesale grocery firm of Babcock, Hurd & Company, committed suicide today by shooting himself in the right temple. He had been in bad health for a long time.
[The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kan., April 1, 1890, front page; PT, Sub by FoFG]

JACK - J.E. Jack, at Toledo, O. bookkeeper, suicided while in typhoid delirium, Thursday. [Minster Home Light, Saturday, Sept 15, 1888]

JACOB, Herman J., of 30 Austin St., age 64 years. Remains removed to the Joseph L. Acker & Son Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. and at St. Mary's Church at 9:30. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Alex Jancioms, 77, of 2633 Franklin Ave.. died Monday in Maumee Valley Hospital. Born in Russia, he lived in Toledo 50 years. He formerly was a maintenance man at St. Vincent's Hospital. Services will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Gasiorowski Memorial Mortuary, with burial in Forest Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

, Francis, of 717 Detroit Ave., Tuesday, age 90 years. Widower of Lucy; beloved father of Henry, William, Mrs. Minnie Zakrzewski, Temperance, Mich., Mrs. Celia Lewanddowski, Sand Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Sopia Mocek, also 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren survive. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m. from Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 9 a.m. at St. Stanisiaus Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

JENNEWINE, Terry Arthur, Beloved son of Mr. and mrs. Russell Jennewine of Alexis Rd., Wednesday, Oct 27, age 14 months, Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Marlene and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martin and Mr. and Mrs. David Jennewine. Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, where services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

, Samuel, of 808 ½ Custer Dr., Jan 7. Survived by sons, Clarence H., of Telegraph Rd., Edward R., of Detroit, Mich., Joseph G. of Ida, Mich., and Harry S., daughter, Mrs. Ida M. Ruzene of Toledo; brothers, Frank and Edward Kaylor, Chetick, Wis., sister, Mrs. Amanda Brietwieser, Naperville, Illinois, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Toledo Boyer-Feilbach & Van Wormer Mortuary, Sylvania near Drexel, where services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. Interment Collingwood Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

KIEBLER -- Mrs. Mary A. Kiebler, 67, wife of George J. Kiebler, died yesterday in her home, 2916 Broadway. She was a member of the Women's Education Club. Besides her husband she is survived by daughters, Mrs. Edward J. Burman and Mrs. H. L. Sitzenstock; sister, Mrs. James B. Shortt, and two grandsons. The body is in the James Coyle & Son Mortuary. Services will be held in the mortuary Wednesday at 9 a, m, and in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 9:30. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Jan 1, 1940]

, Ellen, age 81, of Rt. 1, Maumee-Swanton Rd., Monclova, O. Wife of Dexter, mother of Barrett Kiff, Mrs. Gladys Erwin (Maumee) and Mrs. Bertha jones; 10 grandchildren. Friends may call at the chapel of H. Birkenkamp, 1003 Broadway. Services Friday, Oct 29 at 1 p.m. Interment Berkey Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Oct 28, 1948 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Paul L. Kleeberger, 85, of Perrysburg, OH, died Monday, February 8, 2010, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Perrysburg on October 21, 1924, to Frank and Addie (Shipman) Kleeberger and was married in Perrysburg on June 15, 1946, to Theresa P. Hauer, who preceded him in death on August 19, 2004. Paul was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific theatre and worked for Champion Spark Plug in various positions before retiring in 1985 as an aviation scheduler. Paul was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed rooting for local amateur and Detroit area professional teams. He loved to play tennis and golf at many local area courts and courses. He repeated his hole-in-one feat on the par 3 quarry hole at Tanglewood Gold Course nearly 25 years apart. He really loved to fish and often visited his sons' lake homes to wet his line. In addition to sports, Paul loved being outdoors whether it was painting the house, gardening, or just pulling weeds. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, the Zenobia Shrine, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Jester's, Perrysburg Phoenix Lodge #123 F. & A.M., Chapter Council and Commandery, and Perrysburg V.F.W. Post 6170. He is survived by two sons, a granddaughter, great-grandson, brother, sister, Friends will be received from 2-8 P.M. on Friday in the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E.S. Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133) where Masonic services will be held at 7 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. in the First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second St., in Perrysburg with Pastor Ed Groff officiating. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Feb 12, 2010]

KRETZ -- Louis F. "Louie" Kretz, age 83, of Holland, Ohio, left to join his wife on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio on December 28, 1926 to Louis C. and Florence (Westhoven) Kretz, and on April 21, 1951 he married Doris Mae Kretz who preceded him in death on September 7, 1989. An Army veteran of the Korean War, Louie continued his service to his country in the Army Reserves. Louie worked as a Truck Driver retiring from Local #20. He was a member of the American Legion Post #646 and VFW Post #3013. An airplane enthusiast, Louie enjoyed radio controlled airplanes and building models by hand. Most importantly, Louie loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching his grandchildren play hockey, soccer and softball. He will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by four children, 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, a special friend. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Kretz; daughter, Mary Kretz; as well as his sister, Ethlyn Derkus. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. in Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway in Holland (419-865-8879) where funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. and proceed to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]

Toledo, O., Mar 7: While acting the part of peacemaker Gus Kromidas, a Greek, was probably fatally stabbed this afternoon. Charles Skelley is held for the deed. [Lima Daily News, Mar 7, 1906 - Sub by L. Dietz]

KRUTZER -- Dr. A.L. Lee and Gideon Krutzer of Toledo, Ohio who left for the Klondike were both drowned at Cook's Inlet , together with twenty others. Details of the accident have not been received.[Source - "Mexa Evening Ledger" - August 8, 1899 - TE - Sub. by FOFG]

LAMEYER -- Quarantine Relaxed To Permit Afflicted Mother to Attend Husband's Funeral
Toledo, O., March 22 - Leaving her children, aged five and two, who are ill with scarlet fever, with their grandmother, Mrs. Harry
Lameyer was released from quarantine by the health department that she might attend the funeral of her husband.  Lameyer choked to death in his home in Cleveland, the result of asthma, after trying in vain to attract aid by throwing dishes out of the window. [Indiana Evening Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) March   22, 1909 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

LEE -- Dr. A.L. Lee and Gideon Krutzer of Toledo, Ohio who left for the Klondike were both drowned at Cook's Inlet , together with twenty others. Details of the accident have not been received.[Source - "Mexa Evening Ledger" - August 8, 1899 - TE - Sub. by FOFG]

Robert G. Lefevre, 93, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday evening, February 2, 2010, at St. Charles Hospital. He was born in Toledo on October 23, 1916 to Gaston and Lena Lefevre. Robert retired from Libbey Glass Co. in 1978 as a machinist. He was one of the founders of North Toledo Old Timers Football Assoc., an avid Ohio State fan and history buff of the Toledo area and also, the Civil War. Robert was a WW II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Toledo Fort Industry Masonic Lodge #144 for over 65 years and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Marie; son, Jerry (Cathy) Lefevre and brother, Lawrence Lefevre. He is survived by a sister, and three sons, also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., on Friday, February 5, 2010 from 2 to 8 p.m. with Masonic Lodge services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Feb 5, 2010]

LILPPERT -- Toledo, Feb 16: Ignatius Lippert, 76, Toledo resident sixty-five years and employed thirty-six years in the county auditor's office, died late yesterday. He was the father of Mrs. L. W. Howard, wife of Col. Howard, until recently commander of the old Sixth Ohio infantry. [Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

LOCKE -- Toledo, Apr 20- Robinson Locke, editor and owner of the Toledo Blade, died in a hospital here tonight following an operation performed three days ago for appendicitis. Mr. Locke was born in Toledo, March 15, 1856, in addition to being prominent in civil activities here, he was nationally known as a dramatic critic. He was said to have owned one of the most complete dramatic libraries in the world. [Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 21, 1920]

LOCKE -- THE X ROADS IN MOURNING - Death of D R. Locke, the Nasby of Toledo.
TOLEDO, O..Feb. 15.- D.R. Locke, editor of the Blade, of this city, widely known as "Petroleum V. Nasby," died at 6:35 this morning of consumption. He was born at Vestal, Boone county, New York, September 20, 1833. In 1856 he founded the Bucyrus Journal, and afterward was successively connected with the Mansfield Herald and Findlay Jeffersonian. He was editing the latter paper when the war broke out, and in its columns appeared the first number of the renowned "Nasby" letters. The immerse popularity of the "Nasby" letters led to a demand for Locke to enter the lecture field, and he appeared in all the principle cities of the north. In 1865 he assumed charge of the Toledo Blade, first on a salary, afterward purchased an interest, and finally entire control. He leaves a wife and three sons. His father, a veteran of the war of 1812, survives him. [Source:  Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE) February 16, 1888, page 2]

Alice Long, 63, formerly of Holland, died Monday in Lagrange County Hospital, Lagrange, Ind. She lived in Howe Ind., the last 12 years. She was the widow of Virgil Long, who died about five years ago. She was employed at the Froh Nursing Home, Sturgis, Mich., the last eight years. Surviving are her sons, Vinson A., Tom, and Virgil; daughter, Mrs. Viann Jacobs; stepdaughter, Mrs. Vivian Ziemke; brothers, Harold and Otto Burkholder; sisters, Mrs. Merlin Eldred, Mrs. Inez Reichard and Mrs. Mary Wyse. The body will be in the Penrod Mortuary, Wauseon, today after noon. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the mortuary, with burial In Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo [Lima News, May 19, 1973]

Mrs. Lucinda Longenberger died today in her home, 1501 Palmwood Ave., after a 2-year illness. She was 59. Mrs. Logenberger was born in Pine Knot, Ky., and lived in Toledo 30 years. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence; daughter, Mrs. Juanita N. Fordyce, Livingston, Ky., twin sister, Mrs. Emma Parson, Chicago, and seven grandchildren. The body will be in the Walker-Wenner Mortuary until 10 a.m. Saturday when it will be taken to Asbury Church for services at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ralph B. Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
[Toledo Blade, Sep 13, 1951]

James S. Luginbuhl, 85, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010, in St. Luke's Hospital while surrounded by his loving family. He was born here in Toledo on December 15, 1924, to Homer and Verna Luginbuhl. James proudly served his county in the US Army during WWII. He later graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Civil Engineering and went on to work for ODOT in their Bowling Green office. He was an active member of Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, serving as an usher and helping with numerous church events. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Lucille Diehl and Rollie Cloutman. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, a daughter, two sons, also surviving are five grandchildren. Family and friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue on Thursday, February 11th, from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, Ohio 43614. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park with Military Honors. [Toledo Blade, Feb 10, 2010]


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