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Obituaries and Death Notices

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

Herman Martin, Jr., age 79, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Mercy-St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born to the union of Herman Sr. and Elma (Johnson) Martin in Decatur, AL on November 26, 1930. Herman was a faithful member of Parkwood Seventh Day Adventist Temple and was ordained as a Deacon in 1996. He attended Rossford High School and graduated in 1948. He joined the U.S. Air Force, serving 21 years and received an honorable discharge as a Master Sergeant. He retired December 1, 1969. He then worked as a postal carrier for the Toledo Post Office and retired after 20 years of service in 1991. His hobbies included photography for which he received many awards and he loved fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son; 5 sisters and 2 brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory, 5 stepchildren; four sisters, three brothers, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing Thursday 4 - 6 p.m. at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111). Services will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m., preceded by the Wake at 10 a.m. at Parkwood Seventh Day Adventist Temple (2200 Parkwood), Elder George Cross, officiant. Interment with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force will follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]

McCOLLEY -- Mrs. Mary Alice LaLonde McColley, 73, of Neapolis, a former resident of the 1900 block of Woodbridge Road, died Tuesday in Maumee Valley Hospital.
A native of Moose Creek, Sask., Mrs. McColley lived in the Toledo area 43 years.
Surviving are her husband Herbert L., of Neapolis; sons, Harry LaLonde, of Sylvania; Oliver LaLonde, of Toledo, and George LaLonde, of Windsor, Ont.; daughter, Mrs. Loretta Martin, of Toledo; sister, Mrs. Valerie Billadeau and brother Eugene LeBleu both of British Columbus; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
["THE BLADE", TOLEDO, OH, July 16, 1964 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

McCOY -- Susan D. McCoy, 96, died at 7:45 p.m. April 24, 2002, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 6,1906, in Kenton to Willis and Viola Wolf Kearns DyHert. who preceded her in death. On July 6, 1925, she married Byron A. McCoy, who died July 10, 1997. Mrs. McCoy was a homemaker and had worked as a realtor. She was a member of Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, Monroe, Mich. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crocheting and being around children.
Survivors include two sons, two daughters, a sister, and 15grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Foster, Marshall and William Kearns; and a sister.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Bible Baptist Church. Toledo. The Rev. Timothy Goodman will officiate. Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Chiles &Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel.
[Lima News, Apr 25, 2002]

, Norbert J., 51 years, of 1452 Milburn Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 5. Husband of Violet (Stapleton) McMahon, brother of William McMahon, Mrs. Helen Zimmerman, Mrs. Kathleen Verson and Mrs. Mary Agnes Pontsler. Friends may call at James Coyle & Son Mortuary, 2475 Collingwood Blvd., where services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m.; Requiem High Massin Gesu Church at 10:30. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

McNEILL, Mary Ellar Tatman
Death of Mrs. Mary McNeill:  DIED, in Toledo, Ohio, of LaGrippe, on Sunday afternoon, December 3d, 1893, Mrs. Mary McNeill, in her 76th year. Mrs. Mary McNeill, widow of Judge C.F. McNeill, deceased, was born in Indiana, May 18, 1818.  Her maiden name was Ellar.  She was first married to Joseph Tatman.  To them six children were born, P.N. Tatman and Lucien Tatman, of this city, and Mrs Sarah Clark, of Toledo, Ohio, the rest dying in childhood.  After a widowhood of several years she married to Judge C.F. McNeill, July 16, 1852.  Two years later they came to this county.  By this union two children were born; Mary, who has been with her mother at Toledo, and John L. McNeill, of Niagara, Dakota.  Some five years ago she removed to Toledo, Ohio, where her death occurred.  The remains reached this city this morning.  The funeral services were held in the M.E. church, this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Williams, attended by a large concourse of people who came to show their high appreciation of the memory of the deceased.  Her life was singularly pure and unostentatious.  Interrment was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery. [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois county, ILL., Wednesday, December 6, 1893; Sub. by dmcneeley]

MEADE -- George F. Meade, age 59, was called to his forever home in Heaven on January 31, 2010, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after a long courageous battle with cancer. On November 16, 1950, he was born to George and Rosemary (Gantz) Meade Sr. in Toledo, Ohio. George was a very loyal, honest and good hearted man, who had a wonderful sense of humor and a wonderful sense of righteousness. George enlisted in the United States Army in the 1970's where he served two tours in the Vietnam Conflict. He worked at Doehler Jarvis for 26 years until they closed in 1998. His last employer was St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center where he had worked until he became disabled. Survivors include his mother, his wife of 19 years, a sister, two children, two step-sons, 6 grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his father, George Meade Sr. and sister, Sheila. The family would like to thank all of those who cared for George and for maintaining his dignity in his last days. The family will receive guests, 10-11:00 a.m. Friday, February 5th, 2010, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Dennis Lauman. [Toledo Blade, Feb 3, 2010]

, Donell
Donell Mendenhall, age 64, of Delta, passed away at Swanton Valley Care Center, October 17, 2012.  She was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 30, 1948, to the late Walter Mendenhall Jr. and Betty (Laird) Mendenhall.  Sam was the owner and operator of the former Inheritance Antique Store in Maumee.  Some of her fondest hobbies included socializing with friends, supporting the Miami Dolphins football team, watching old movies and of course going "junkin" and antiquing.  She was very much a pet lover and enjoyed raising Havanese dogs.  She is survived by her son, Brandon (Nicole) Loboschefski of Maumee; daughter, Amber (Scott) Schmid of Dayton; special friend, Rachel Schnur of Delta; brother, Larry Mendenhall of Sunbury, OH; grandchildren, Paige and Caleb Loboschefski and Alexander and Cameron Schmid; and her faithful canine companions, "Truffles" and "Sammy D".  Friends will be received on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 2-5 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta, Ohio 43515.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.  Pastor David Rison will be officiating. [unknown newspaper, October 2012]

Roland E. Mickens, 86 years, of Toledo, OH, died Monday, December 28, 2009, in the Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH. Born October 25, 1923, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Edward and Ruth (Seeman) Mickens. A US Navy veteran of WWII, he married Charleen C. Page February 22, 1946. Roland was employed by Foodtown for 30 years, retiring as manger in 1988. He was an active member of Northwest Baptist Church in Toledo, where he served as usher for several years. Roland also enjoyed fishing and golfing. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, daughter, brother, 9 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William Rogers and daughter, Doris Ann Laughlin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home. 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman), Temperance, MI, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Andrew Edwards, III, officiating. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Dec 29, 2009]

MIDDAUGH - Mrs. Edna Grace Middaugh, 86, of 635 Carlton St., died Monday in the Medical College Hospital.  She was the widow of Edward Middaugh.  Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Melva Duvall and Mrs. Fay Honeberger, and sons, Fred, Lloyd, and John.  Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Clegg Mortuary.  Eastern Star Services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. [Toledo Blade, August 5, 1975, Submitted by: Karen K]

MIDDAUGH - Edward Middaugh, 69, of 1162 South Ave., died unexpectedly in his home yesterday. A native of New Philadelphia, O., Mr. Middaugh had lived in Toledo since 1918 and for the last 10 years had been employed by the Jennison-Wright Corp. Survivors include wife, Edna; sons, Marion, Jack and Lloyd, a sheriff's deputy, all of Toledo; Fred, Walbridge; daughters, Mrs. Melva Duvall and Mrs. Fay Andrye, both of Toledo; brothers, Homer, Albert, William, all of Flint, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Traverse City and Mrs. Celia Wallick, Dover, O., and 10 grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Worth Clegg Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lake Township Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, March 10, 1950, Submitted by: Karen K

MIDDAUGH - Middaugh, Edward Jr. [died] Thursday, May 27, at 9:30 p.m. at his residence, 2004 Front St.  Funeral Saturday afternoon, May 29, at 3 p.m. from residence.  Interment Willow cemetery.  Edward J. Nally, funeral director.  [Toledo Blade, May 28, 1926 - Submitted by: Karen K]

MIDDAUGH - Marion W. Middaugh Sr., 48, of 117 Elm St., Walbridge, died yesterday in Flower Hospital.  Born in Buckley, Mich., Mr. Middaugh lived in Toledo 31 years.  An employee of Henry Gurtzweiler, Inc., he was treasurer and financial secretary of Local 55, Ironworkers Union, AFL, the last seven years.  He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Calumet Lodge, F&AM, and was a 32nd degree Mason. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Duval, Los Angeles; son Marion Middaugh Jr., Trilby; mother Mrs. Grace Middaugh, and sisters, Mrs. Melva Duvall and Mrs. Fay Andrye, all of Toledo; brothers, Fred, of Walbridge; Lloyd, Fremont, and John, Toledo, and three grandchildren. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Clegg Mortuary, East Broadway, by the Rev. Gerald R. Johnson, pastor of Westminster Church.  Burial will be in the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, April 25, 1955, Submitted by: Karen K]

Mrs. Myrtle Mills, 48, was found dead at 12:20 a. m. today on the front steps of the home of Mrs. Flossie McDonnell, 339 Oliver Street. where she had been a roomer.
Mrs. McDonnell informed Detective Ralph Murphy that Mrs. Mills had been receiving treatments for asthma Coroner Frank G Kreft gave the opinion that Mrs. Mills had been stricken while seeking air during an asthmatic attack. He gave a verdict of death from natural causes. The body is in the Walter Mortuary.
[Toledo Blade, Aug 29, 1942]

, Man, of 3207 Drummond Rd., Thursday Jan. 6. Surviving are wife Emma; son, Carl J; daughters, Emma J. and Lena M., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother Carl and sister Lena. Funeral Monday at 8 a.m. from Hoeflinger Funeral Home, 8:30 at St. Ann's Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

NELSON, Charles
Youngstown - Charles Nelson of Ironville, near Toledo, a structural ironworker, was fatally injured by falling 30 feet while working at the plant of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube company yesterday. [Lima Daily News, 9 Apr 1906]

NILES, Henry Thayer
Born, Jan. 28, 1825, West Fairlee, Vt. Son of William and Mary Relief (Barron) Niles. After graduation from college he studied at Andover Theological Seminary, 1849-51. He then traveled two years in Europe, taught at Wrentham, Mass., and in 1855 accepted a professorship of Greek and English Literature in Urbana University. He read law with his brother, John B. Niles, at La Porte, Ind.; and he resumed the study and practice of law, at Urbana, Ohio, on giving up his professorship in 1858. He removed to Toledo, Ohio, in 1883, where he devoted his attention to developing unproductive land. He took an active interest in political matters, collected one of the most valuable libraries in the state, and wrote much on the questions of the day.
Died, Jan. 13, 1901, at Toledo, Ohio.
Married, Gertrude V. James, 1856, Toledo, Ohio.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Tr. by K. Mohler]

, Stella H., age 75, of 509 Junction Ave. Beloved mother of Albert, Felix and Aloysius Nowak, Mrs. Selma Kurek, Mrs. Clara Kaminski, 1(?) grandchilden and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at the Czolgosz Funeral Home where services will be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, 9 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

-- Toledo: Twelve-year-old Bennie Oleson of 120 Clark street, died within an hour after having been struck by a street car. [Newark Advocate, July 2, 1901 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Samuel O'Neal, 70, of 435 Stebbins St., died Tuesday at home. Mr. O'Neal was born in Lawrence County,. Ga. and had lived in Toledo 30 years. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are a son, Samuel Jr., Washington. DC ; a brother, Addron, Holland. Oh., sisters, Mrs. Ola G. Banks and Mrs. Emma Johnson, both of Toledo, and Mrs. Alice Gainey, Springfield. Mass. The body is in the Dale Mortuary. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

OTT -- John G. Ott, 83, of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at his home. John was born March 21, 1926, in Toledo to the late John and Josephine (Kempf) Ott. He married his wife on April 29, 1950 and she survives. Also surviving are four children, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers, He was preceded in death by brother, Delbert, and sisters, Angela Gozdowski, Martha and Ursula Ott. A 1945 graduate of Tontogany High School, John was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed for 20 years at Chrysler in Perrysburg, retiring in 1989. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and American Legion Post 232, Grand Rapids. He enjoyed bowling, golf, crossword puzzles and playing cards. He will be remembered for his terrific sense of humor, compassion, and love for his family. Visitation is Sunday from 1-7 p.m. at Wright - Hobbs Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, with Christian wake services at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2010, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Grand Rapids. Military rites will be accorded at the church following mass. Burial will be private. [Toledo Blade, Feb 18, 2010]

PARKINSON -- Services for Frank Parkinson, 81, formerly of 218 13th St.. who died In the Colonial Rest Home Monday, will be at graveside tomorrow at 10 a.m., in Toledo Memorial Park . The body is in the Gardner-Dolbee Mortuary. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

PERKINS -- Dwayne A. Perkins Sr., 60, of Toledo, OH, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010, in the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was a graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School and the University of Toledo. Dwayne was an Honorable discharged U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a switchman for CSX Railroad for over 7 years and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Archie Perkins Sr. He leaves loving memories to his daughter, Roshona Perkins; sons, Dwayne A. Jr., and twins, Damon (Shundreaka) and Donte' (Catonyia) Perkins both of Atlanta, GA; 2 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, Kim (Vickie) Perkins of Tampa, FL; sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Jerri Dean Henderson of Baltimore, MD, JoAnn (Ellis) Jordan, Patricia (Anthony) Wilson and Deborah of Chicago, IL, Wendelin, Cynthia, and Kathy Perkins; and a host of other loving relatives and kind friends. A special thank you to the nurses and respiratory technicians on the 3rd floor of ICCMU at the University of Toledo Medical Center and his eldest sister, Dorothy Johnson. Visitation after 12 Noon Saturday, February 13, 2010, from New Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church 1415 Broadway where Wake Services will be 1 p.m. and Funeral Services to follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Randall Parker III, Officiant. The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Directors [Toledo Blade, Feb 12, 2010]

POTTS -- A distinguished member of the Greatest Generation, Melvin J. Potts, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2010, at Arbors of Sylvania, with his dear wife, Grace by his side. Born in Toledo August 23, 1916, to Anna and Earl Potts, Mel attended Waite High School and earned a B.A. in Business '38 from The University of Toledo. He enlisted in the Naval Reserves and was called to active duty December 16, 1941, where upon graduation from flight school, he became a flight instructor, and then assigned to sea duty as a fighter pilot flying off aircraft carriers Saratoga and Monterey during WWII. In March 1943, he married Jayne Fisher Carvahlo. After the war, Melvin was associated with Mutual of Omaha for 36 years, working from Toledo, St. Louis, and Omaha. He retired in 1981 and moved to Independence, MO in 1991 where Jayne died in 2001. In addition to Melvin's commitment to his family was his service to community, including serving as treasurer of his church in St. Louis; President, UT Alumni Association, 1955-56; President, Kiwanis Club, Golden K. of Omaha and member of Kiwanis in Independence for many years. Mel didn't fly much after the service, but took Grace on a memorable hot air balloon ride when they were courting. He enjoyed traveling, golf, bridge, gardening, woodworking, horseshoes, caning chairs and was a member of Epworth Church. Surviving are his daughters, Gale Martin of Independence, MO and Judy (Hal) Lemble of Orlando, FL, and son, Gordon (Linda) of Longmont, CO; brother, Frank (Jean) Potts; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mel moved back to Toledo when he married Grace Campbell in September, 2002, and she survives him, along with her children, Rick (Thelma), Stuart (Cyndi), Janet Schroeder and Joan (Steve) Shallcross. Friends may gather with the family beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 13, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Drive, where a Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Melvin's life at 11 a.m. [Toledo Blade, Feb 12, 2010]

PURUCKER -- HOSPITAL INMATE DIES, TOLEDO,O., Feb. 4) — Herman Purucker, 55, Toledo State hospital inmate struck by an automobile Saturday, died of his injuries last night. Originally from Mansfield, he entered the institution in 1920. A brother, C. A. Purucker of Mansfield, survives. [Lima News, Feb 4, 1941]

RENDOFF -- Mrs. Gladys Rendoff, 61, of 123 Matzinger Rd., died Sunday in her home, one month after the death of her husband, Phillip, 78. Mr. Rendoff died June 11 and was buried one month ago tomorrow in Toledo Memorial Park. Mrs. Rendoff was born in Henry County and lived most of her life in Toledo. She is survived by a son, Richard, of Loveland, Colo.; daughter, Mrs. Victoria Loop, Tulsa, Okla.; mother, Mrs. Mrytle Noblit, Deshler, O.; brothers, Charles L. Noblit, Desher, and Joseph Noblit, Bowling Green, and four grandchildren. Burial in Toledo Memorial Park. ["THE BLADE", TOLEDO, OH, July 14, 1964 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

RIEGER -- The dead body of George Rieger, a laborer, unmarried, was found on a pile of boards on Sugar avenue. It was thought at first that death was due to heat, but later it was learned that there was a fight on the commons in that neighborhood and that two men were seen to carry a body from the commons and place it on the pile of boards. [Sandusky Daily Star, July 11, 1902 - Sub by L. Dietz]

ROTH, Catherine C., of Felt St., age 79, Thursday, Jan. 6. Wife of Henry J., mother of Norman. Remains are at the residence where friends may call. Services will be held at Memorial Baptist Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment Willow Cemetery. Parks Funeral Home. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

ROUDEBUSH -- Mrs. Nan Roudebush, 83, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. June Mitchell, 204 Beringer Rd.. last night where, she had lived eight years. She was born in Decatur, Ind., and has lived in Toledo 55 years. Surviving is a son, Don; daughters, Mrs. Hazel Kanavel, Sturgis. Mich. Mrs. Luella Gresser, Mrs. Luetta Schiedegger and Mrs. Helen Zeller, Toledo; sisters, Mrs. Maude Birkhead, Toledo. and Mrs. Grace Urick. Grnyton Plains. Mich. ; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is in the Gardner-Dolbee Mortuary. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

ROYER -- Charles H. Royer Claimed By Death at Toledo, O.
Relatives in Lebanon and vicinity have received word of the passing of Charles H. Royer, 51, a native of Prescott, who died suddenly yesterday at his home at 1317 Erie Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. A son of the late Aaron and Elizabeth Hibabman Royer of Prescott, he moved to Toledo twenty-six years ago where he was employed by the Standard Oil Company. Aside from his wife, Helen, at home he leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Raymond Henry, Miss Elizabeth Royer and Harry Royer, all of this city, Allen Royer, Prescott; Mrs. John Seiverling, Ephrata; and Mrs. Lewis Fitzimmons, Philadelphia and a number of nieces and nephews.
[Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Friday Evening, September 3, 1948 - Contributed by Nancy Piper]

SCHMIDT -- Felix (Phil) P. Schmidt, 56, of 1852 Norwood Ave., died in St. Vincent's Hospital yesterday after a 2-month illness.
Born in Germany, Mr. Schmidt lived in Niagara Falls, N. Y. before moving to Toledo in 1922. A foreman at E. W. Bliss Co., for 28 years. Mr. Schmidt also was a pianist. Soon after moving to Toledo he played with the toledo Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the Maccabees and the Toledo Foreman's Club.
Surviving are his wife, Anna; son Phillip; daughter, Mrs. L. E. Neafie, Cincinnati, and three grandchildren. The Rev. Edwald G. Berger, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foth Mortuary. Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
[Toledo Blade, Sep 13, 1951]

SCHUTTENBERG -- Carl R. Schuttenberg, 93, formerly of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010, in the Dublin Retirement Village in Dublin, Ohio, where he relocated in 2006. He was born in Cleveland Ohio on January 15, 1917, to Martha and Theodore Schuttenberg. Carl served his country honorably during WWII and was stationed in France and Germany. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the 14th armored division obtaining a WOJG status prior to being discharged in 1946. In 1957 he began his career in Cleveland at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. moving to Toledo in 1964. While employed, he achieved the "Life Masters" award from the American Contract Bridge League. He retired in 1982. Carl was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed fishing in the Georgian Bay in Canada. He was an avid sports fan, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns were his favorite teams. He and his wife, Chris, enjoyed traveling extensively together throughout the United Sates. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, and a daughter. He was preceded in death by his sibling, Theodore Schuttenberg and sister, Ruth Belia. Friends are invited to visit after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 2, 2010 in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., where funeral services will immediately follow beginning at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Daniel Bellavia Officiant. Interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Feb 1, 2010]

SCURLES -- Lewis P. Scurles Jr., 81, of Toledo, OH, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010, in The Toledo Hospital. He was an Honorable discharged U. S. Army veteran of WW II. Lewis was a heating and air conditioning technician 30 years for Sears, Roebuck and Company, retiring in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith; and daughter, Aline. He is lovingly survived by his wife, two sons, six daughters, 31 grandchildren; 66 great- grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren; a sister, and a host of other loving relatives and kind friends. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel 1629 Nebraska Avenue (419-255-7682). Funeral Services 1 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2010 with Wake Services preceding at 12 Noon from Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, 1305 Parkside Blvd., Pastor Rufus G. Middleton, Officiant. [Toledo Blade, Feb 10, 2010]

SEEGERT, Bertha, on Thursday at her residence, Bancroft at Centennial Rd., age 69 years. Friends may call at the Foth Mortuary. Services Saturday 1 p.m. Interment Forest Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

SHALLO -- Walter Shallo, age 86, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Walter was born in 1923 in Toledo, OH, to Stanley and Anna (Mucha) Shallo, he was a life-long resident of Rossford, where he graduated in 1942. Shortly after graduation, Walter enlisted in the United States Army and served in World War II. He married Rosie (Mermer) in Rossford on September 17th, 1949 and worked at L.O.F. for over 30 years until he retired. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family in Florida when his children were little and loved to read and listen to his old records. Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie; sisters, Francis and Valeria and brothers John and Henry. Surviving are a son, a daughter, ten grandchildren: and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery on Dorr St. in Toledo. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]

SHAW -- Bernard W. "Poppy" Shaw, 88, Sandusky, died Sunday evening, February 7, 2010, at Parkview Healthcare Center. Bernard was born on July 6, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, where he graduated from Woodward High School. He lived in Toledo for 72 years. He was a United States Coast Guard boatswain sonar mate during WWII, serving from 1942-1945. Poppy was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, who loved his family, fishing, baking bread and growing his special tomatoes. Survived by his wife of 66 years, three children, five grandchildren: two great-granddaughters. Friends may call on Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. in the Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Av, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 A.M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills Street, Sandusky. The Reverend Gary Ulrich will officiate. Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo [Toledo Blade, Feb 10, 2010]

SHAW -- Mrs. Marie Judge Shaw, 58, wife of John A. Shaw, former county commissioner died at St. Vincent's hospital Sunday morning, after an illness of two years. She was a member of the Macabees. Her home was in the Majestic apartments, 1802 Cherry street. Besides her husband, one daughter, Genevieve Shaw; three brothers, Thomas Judge, Toledo; James Judge, Chicago, and Peter Judge and one sister, Mrs. Angelia Harrison, Toledo survive. Services will be at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at the James L. Acker funeral home, and at 8:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. [Toledo News - Bee, Sep 1, 1930]

SIEMIENTKOWSKI -- Louis H. Siemientkowski of Toledo, OH, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, in the Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH, at the age of 83 years. Born in Toledo, OH, the son of Louis and Verna Siemientkowski, he attended St. Hedwig Elementary followed by Woodward High School and brief employment by Willys Overland before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving with the WWII Occupational Forces in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and later in Korea. He returned to his employment at the Overland retiring in 1979 following 37 years of employment. A life long member of St. Hedwig Parish, he was a member of the Roman "Buddy" Frankowski Post 5530 and U.A.W. Local 12 and in his leisure time enjoyed traveling, bingo and watching baseball, especially the Detroit Tigers. Preceding him in death besides his parents was his sister, Harriett Belanski. Survivors include 3 nieces, 7 great nieces, 2 great nephews, 11 great great nieces, 7 great great nephews and 1 great great great nephew. Friends may call Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd., with services beginning Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 9:15 a.m. and continuing in St. Hedwig Church with celebration of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors provided by the VFW County Council Burial Corps will follow at Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Feb 12, 2010]

SIGLER -- David J. Sigler, age 90, of Sylvania Township, died January 24, 2010, at the Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born August 13, 1919, in Ashland, Ohio, to Russell and Lucille Sigler. He was a 1937 graduate of Ashland High School and attended the College of Wooster and Ashland College. He married Helen Allene Smalley on July 8, 1938, in Decatur, Indiana. From 1942 to 1946, Dave served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps 311th Long Range Photo Reconnaissance Wing of the 10th Photo Depot Squadron. Following his discharge, he worked for F.E. Myers Brothers in Ashland, Brush Electronics in Cleveland, and BNA in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1960 he moved his family from Fort Wayne to Port Clinton, Ohio, and began working at Brush Beryllium in Elmore, Ohio. Dave started his career with Blue Cross of Northwest Ohio in 1965 as the branch manager and salesman for their Sandusky, Ohio office. He transferred to Blue Cross of Northwest Ohio's headquarters in Toledo in 1969, where he became their first Personnel Director. Dave retired from Blue Cross in July 1984 as Vice President of Corporate Services. His interests included cars (his family thought that he probably drove himself home from the hospital after he was born), photography, airplanes, big band music, and watching sports. He was especially proud of his five grandsons. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Helen A. Sigler of Sylvania Township; two daughters,a son, five grandsons, and three great- grandchildren, . He was preceded in death by parents, Russell and Lucille Sigler and brother, Frederic Sigler. Dave's family would like to thank Sterling House Assisted Living in Bowling Green for their loving care over the past nineteen months. His family would also like to the staff at the Ebeid Hospice for their compassionate care during Dave's final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choosing. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are being made through Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. [Toledo Blade, Jan 27, 2010]

SMITH -- James A. Smith Jr., 81, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Toledo Hospital. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Charleston, WV. James served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his efforts during the Battle of Frozen Chosin. James was a master bricklayer and self taught estimator and contractor. He was well known in the Toledo area and owned his own construction business. James was a published author and a former member of the Zenobia Shrine. He was a member of the Sylvania Pyramid Lodge #287 F.&.A.M. and enjoyed spending time at the Oregon Senior Center. James is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche McCann; daughter, Angela Smith and sister, Joanne Caldwell. Friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel, on Friday, February 19, 2010, from 2-9 p.m. where services will be held at 7 p.m. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]

SMITH, John, age 68 years, of 1853 Champlain St. Beloved husband of Eva and loving father of Donald, Mrs. Willa Armitage, Mrs. Essie Leary, Mrs. Etta Booker; 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Abele Funeral Home, 1910 Cherry St., where services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Resting place, Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

SNELL, Catharine
Died, at Maumee City, Ohio, on the 15th ult., Miss Catharine Snell, a native of Lowville, N.Y. - She died as she had lived, in full faith of a blessed immortality beyond the grave.  [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, September 5, 1839; JD, Sub by FoFG]

SNELL, Olive

Died, At Maumee City, on the 31st of July last, Mrs. Olive Snell, formerly of this county, in the 63d year of her age.
(Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, October 15, 1840; JD, Sub by FoFG)

, George Sr., of 351 Milford St., Tuesday, Jan. 4, age 66 years. Surviving are wife, Mary, sons, George Jr., Joseph, Anthony and Edward; daughters, Mrs. Mary Oravee of Toledo, Mrs. Theresa Baters, Cleveland, Mrs. Ann Fakibusch, Mrs. Helen Spiler, Sister M. Carnath, Religious Sisters of Mercy, Fremont, O., Mrs. Cecelia Kowalski, Miss Veronica, Susanne and Rosalie Sopko; brother Emery, Toledo, Joseph of Czechoslovakia; sister Helen of Czechoslovakia; three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at 9 from Hoeflinger Funeral Home, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [Toledo Blade, Jan 7, 1949 - Sub by L. Dietz]

SPEELMAN -- Roger Dale Speelman, age 63, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010, in the University of Toledo Medical Center after a short illness. Born July 19, 1946 in Oakland, California to Dale Edward and Marilyn (Kaiser) Speelman. Roger attended two years at Libbey High School and graduated from E. L. Bowsher High School. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo in Business administration. He served in the United States Navy. Roger worked for the City of Toledo in the Human Resource department for 5 years. Previously he had worked for the former Seaway Foodtown for 18 years. Roger was a lifetime member of Bethel Lutheran Church serving on church council. Roger was a University of Toledo and Ohio State Fan and all Cleveland sports teams. Surviving is his wife of 43 years, two daughters, two granddaughters,a sister, one brother. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd. on Thursday February 4, 2010, 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave., Toledo, Ohio. [Toledo Blade, Feb 3, 2010]

STEINLE -- Toledo, O. May 16: Charles Steinle died to-day from injuries said, to have been received at an Initiation in the Catholic Young Men's Association. During the progress of the Initiation the lights were turned out and some one hit Steinle in the back and he was tripped. When the lights were turned on he had a hemorrhage of the lungs. He never recovered from this and they occurred frequently until he died. [24 May 1899, Indiana State Journal, BZ - Sub by FoFG]

STRAUSBAUGH -- Tom Strausbaugh, age 74, died on Tuesday morning, February 2nd, 2010, surrounded by his beloved wife, and children. He was born at the old Flower Hospital on May 13, 1935, to Lowell and Helen Strausbaugh. Tom, a graduate of Macomber High School, played fullback on their first football team. He served for 3 years in the United States Marine Corp. After his years in the service, he became a Tool & Die Maker. There is nothing that he enjoyed more than taking his children hunting and fishing and attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Tom coached in the Washington Local Football League for over 10 years. Ursula and Tom celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 11, 2009. His transition into Heaven was made easier with care he received from his three personal R.N.s-Ursula, Carrie and Lori. He is survived by his wife, Ursula; two daughters, and four sons. Preceded in death by his son, Timmy. He was a loving grandfather to 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may visit the family at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., (west of Corey Rd.) on Friday from 3 to 8 PM. Funeral prayers will begin on Saturday at the funeral home at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 AM at St. Joseph's in Sylvania. Interment will be Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642-2642 or Promedica Hospice, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560. The family would especially like to thank the staff and nurses on the 9th floor Adult Intermediate Unit and the 7th floor medical ICU at The Toledo Hospital. [Toledo Blade, Feb 5, 2010]

STROUT -- Mrs. Sarah Isabel Strout, 88, of 1248 Kepler Rd., died yesterday in the Daly Rest Home. She was born in Wells, Me., and lived in Toledo 11 years. Surviving are a son, Harold, Toledo; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Boyer-Van Wormer Mortuary, Sylvania Avenue, by the Rev. Ray S. Utterback, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park . [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

TAFT -- Died, in York township, Lucas county, January 26th, Miss Mary Ann Taft, in the 29th year of her age, Miss T., was often heard to say while living, that she wished to live in that way that when she came to die, she should be missed, and verily it is so.

"She watched and prayed while here below;
Though flesh was frail and weak
And dust has turned to earth again,
Like Abel yet she speaks."
[Defiance Democrat, Feb 16, 1850]

THIEMAN -- The funeral of Walter Thieman, 49, formerly a Lima resident who died Tuesday at Toledo of injuries suffered in an accident last June, will will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Toledo Catholic cathedral. Thieman who left Lima nine years ago, leaves a widow, six children, two sisters and two brothers. [Lima News, Sep 1, 1933 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

TUCKER -- Charles H. Tucker, 626 Sylvania Avenue, died in St. Vincent's Hospital today after a long illness. He was 70.
A former first vice president of the Toledo Bridges & Crane Co. Mr. Tucker later was mechanical engineer for the Dura Co., retiring a year ago. He was a member of Egbert Camp, United Spanish War Veterans.
He is survived by sons, Charles Jr., and Eugene H. Tucker, daughters, Mrs. William L. Fetters, and Mrs. Norman F. Eberlein, and five grandchildren, all of Toledo.
Spanish War Veterans will conduct services in the Harvey Gardner Mortuary at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
[Toledo Blade, Aug 29, 1942]

VANDENBERG -- Bert E. Vandenberg, 233 Segur Avenue. switchtender for the New York Central Railroad Co. died in his home Saturday after a long illness. Services will be in Will Bitkeukamp Funeral Home at 8 a. m. Tuesday and at 8:30 in Immaculate Conception Church . Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Vandenberg, 41, is survived by his mother. Mrs. Catherine Vandenberg, with whom he lived; daughter. Mary, sisters, Mrs. G. McHugh and Mrs. H. Marohn. Toledo, and Mrs. R E. Potter, Vienna. Calif. ; and brother. Gilbert Vandenberg, Toledo. [Toledo Blade, Aug 29, 1942]

WALLS -- Stephen S Walls, aged 53 years, suddenly at his home, 1210 Lincoln avenue, March 3, 1930. Friends may call at the Boyer mortuary, Monroe and Collingwood, where remains will be in state at the Masonic temple from noon Thursday until 2:30 the hour of service. Interment Woodlawn. [Toledo News-Bee, Mar 5, 1930 - Sub by L. Dietz]

WESTER -- Mrs. Golda Frances Wester, 69, of 3939 Woodmont Rd., died yesterday in Toledo Hospital. Born in Weston, O., Mrs. Wester was a Toledo resident 46 years. She was a 1929 graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing and was a private duty registered nurse until her retirement in 1955. Previously she was an instructor and supervisor for Ohio Bell for 10 years. Mrs. Wester was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and the St. Vincent Alumnae Association. Surviving are her husband, Sigurd W.; brothers, Forrest W. Wade, Weston; Ted F. Wade, Toledo; sisters, Mrs. Mable G. White, Fremont, and Mrs. Jessie W. Todd, Minocqua, Wis. Burial in Weston Cemetery, Weston. ["THE BLADE", TOLEDO, OH, Dec 18, 1965 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

WHITEY -- Crippen B. "Whitey" Whitey peacefully passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg on February 15, 2010, surrounded by his family. Whitey touched everyone's life he came in contact with. He was honorably discharged from the Army after WWII. Whitey remained an active member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Post 642 for 42 years. He worked at Kuhlman's and retired from National Cement Products. After retirement, he continued to help others including his longtime friends, Joe Adams and Nabil. Whitey loved to spend time at Lake Pleasant in Hillsdale, MI, with many friends and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Josephine Crippen and brothers, Thomas and James. Left to cherish his loving memories are his wife of 45 years, Shirley; a daughter, a son, His pride and joy were his four grandchildren, His three brothers, and a sister, along with so many other wonderful friends and family members will be left to celebrate his life. Friends may call Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd., where services will be held Friday, February 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. Entombment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]

WINTHROP -- Winthrop, Mrs. Elizabeth A., Maumee City, O., Aug. 30, re. -, sister of the Rev. John A. Andras, principal of Blackheath college, London, and wife of the Rev. Edward Winthrop, rector of St. Paul's Church, Maumee City, and formerly rector of St . Paul's, Norwalk, O. The deceased was a native of the city of Bath, Somersetshire, England, and came to America in 1832. She was married in 1889, at Lexington, Ky., at the residence of Capt. Henry Johnson, brother of Col. Richard M. Johnson, formerly vice president of the United States, to the Rev. Edward Winthrop, then professor of sacred literature in the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary of Kentucky. Modest and unobtrusive in her deportment, earnest and warm-hearted in her piety, indefatigable in her efforts for the good of others, it was the delight and glory of her strong and highly-cultivated intellect to lay all her trophies at the feet of Jesus; and she departed hence with a cordial and loving trust in that dear Saviour whom she had so cheerfully and strenuously served from her early youth. Much of her life had been spent in the work of Christian education. She was most loved by those who knew her best, and she left many friends to deplore their loss. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

WISNIEWSKI -- Albin J. Wisniewski, age 87, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in the Windhaven Eldercare Center, Temperance, MI. He was born on June 5, 1922 in Toledo, OH to Joseph and Mary (Skolmowski) Wisniewski. A WWII US Army Veteran, Al worked in Security at the General Motors Hydromatic Plant for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed gardening and dancing and was a member of TAPS, the Bowman Dance Club and the Solo International Music Association. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 197, the GM Retiree Club, and St. Pius X Catholic Church. Al was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Genevieve (Thomas) Wisniewski; and 11 brothers and sisters. Surviving are a nephew, three children, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 E. Alexis Rd., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Friday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Pius X Church at 11 a.m. The Lucas County Burials Corps will conclude with a Military Committal Service in Calvary Cemetery. Thank you to all the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Windhaven Eldercare for the loving care given to Al. [Toledo Blade, Feb 17, 2010]


Toledo: Three deaths occurred here as the result of the excessive heat. All were laborers. [Newark Advocate, Jul 3, 1901 - Sub by L. Dietz]


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