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Lucian G. Brown
Lucian G. Brown, 70, died at the City hospital, Lima, Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Miller, Carey, and five sons, Walter L. 416 east Albert street, Lima, Merle E., Earnest C., Orel and Floyd Brown, of Carey. The body will be accompanied to Carey where burial will be made. [Lima News, May 25, 1919 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Ethel Cavin
Wednesday services are planned for Ethel Robins Cavin, 77, who died Saturday in her Penn Valley residence.
Mrs. Cavin, a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, was a 17 year resident of Nevada County. She was raised in Ohio and moved to Southern California in 1932, where she worked as a pie baker. She worked for the Continental Can Co. for 20 years before retiring and moving to Rough & Ready. Mrs. Cavin was member of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church. She is predeceased by her husband John Cavin and survived by sisters Edna Murphy of Grass Valley and Elnor Younger of Bellflower and one nephew. Donations can be made to the Cancer Aid Thrift Shop. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Grass Valley. A private burial will follow at Indian Springs Cemetery, Penn Valley. Arrangements were made by Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, Gr ass Valley. [Grass Valley Union, 12/2/1986 - BW - Sub by FoFG]

Dorothy E. Clinger
Dorothy E. Clinger, 82, of Upper Sandusky, died at 5:45 p.m. Oct 14, 2006,. She was born Jan 26, 1924, in Arlington, Ohio to Roy and Rebecca Lenora (Wolford) Tewell. Both are deceased.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky and one hour prior to funeral services Thursday at Wesley Chapel of the United Methodist Church in rural Upper Sandusky. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday and officiated by Rev. Tim Benjamin and Rev. Elaine Sturtz. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 16, 2006 - Submitted by George Jochum]

Mrs. George Cooms
Died of Asiatic Cholera.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 3 - A special from Tiffin, O., says: Mrs. George Cooms of Little Sandusky village, 15 miles south of here, died of what the doctors pronounce genuine Asiatic cholera to-day. People there are greatly excited and many are leaving the village.[Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) June 19, 1889, page 2]

Richard F. Daiber
Richard F. Daiber, 74, of Nevada, died at 6:10 p.m. Oct 11, 2006, in the Intensive Care Unit of Marion General Hospital.
He was born in Tod Township Jan 22, 1932,, Crawford County.
Dick graduated from Nevada High School in 1949 and owned and operated Daiber Excavating in Nevada for 40 years before retiring in 1997. He continued to help his son, Chuck, the present owner, with the business. He also served as water superintendent for the village of Nevada for 26 years.
He married Joyce Heinlen on Aug. 30, 1952, in the Nevada Lutheran Church, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Chuck Daiber of Nevada, Ohio, and his special friend, Jane Fischer; Jerry and his wife, Melanie Daiber of Nevada ; one daughter, Debbie and her husband, John Kellogg, of Nevada ; five grandchildren, Jason (Lisa) Daiber of Marion; Julie Daiber of Marion ; Shandell (Ben) Dilgard of Bloomville; Shannon Dunlap of Nevada and Shawn Dunlap of Nevada.
He was a member of the Lutheran faith, a 50-year member of the Nevada Lodge 343 F&AM; retired member of the Nevada Volunteer Fire Department and served in the National Guard. Dick enjoyed landscaping and working on his water garden; model railroads and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Clarence L.W. "Bill," Cletus, Paul and Raymond Daiber, and two sisters, Iva Dai-ber and Mary Knappenberger.
Visitation will be Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lucas Batton Funeral Home, Nevada. Masonic service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucas Batton Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Nevada Cemetery. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 13, 2006 - Submitted by George Jochum]

Mrs. Hubert Gregg
Upper Sandusky - Mrs. Hubert Gregg, 82, a former resident of Upper Sandusky, died Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blair Wyker, near Fredricktown. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Wyker home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Surviving children are Mrs. Wyker, Helen Gregg of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Mary Ellis of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Harriet Stokley of Palo Alto, Calif., Richard Gregg of Toledo and Dr. R. W. Gregg, of Wakeman, O. [The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Tom Holdcraft
Tom Holdcraft, of Sycamore, went to rejoice in the Lord on Sunday morning, Oct. 8, 2006 .
He was born in Bucyrus, May 27, 1944, to Howard and Emmalena Fern (Scheff) Holdcraft. His mother survives. Also surviving are a brother, Jerry (Paula) Holdcraft of Bucyrus; a sister, Diane Pratt of Carey; two nieces, Kelly (Tom) Froehle, and Stacey Rock; two nephews, Chad (Bursby) and Rodney (Angie) Bursby, Carey.
Tom attended Eden , Nevada , and Mohawk High School. Tom was married to Carolyn (Burey) Smith and has a son Kristopher (wife Wendy) Holdcraft of Attica; one granddaughter, Brittany Holdcraft; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Dan) Risner of Carey, and Dawn Zarcone of Bucyrus; and stepgrandchildren, Grant and Olivia Risner, Katy, Joshua, Jeremy, Kyle Zarcone and Shelby and Katlin Morgan.
He married Marlene (Rose) Nolen, she died in 2000. While married to Marlene he enjoyed life with stepchildren Fred (Vickie) Nolen of Bucyrus, David Nolen of Nevada, Karen (Tom) Painter of Fostoria, Kalvin Nolen of McCuthenville, Teresa (Don) Mayes of Bucyrus, Patty Fishpaw of Bucyrus.
His grandchildren are Angela Fortner, Cory Nolen, Todd Dunn, Travis Zeigler, Nicholas and Nathen Fishpaw; and great-grandchildren are Cole, Caden, and Dylan Fortner.
On Oct. 21, 2000 , he married Janis (Niederhauser) Holdcraft and has enjoyed life with step-children Teresa (Ron) Bailey of Nevada, Scott (Rhonda) McKinniss of Greenville, Mary R. Patrick of Bucyrus. Their grandchildren are James (Eryn)Tong of Carey, Joshua (Jennifer) Tong of Carey, Jessica Tong, Michelle Bailey of Nevada, Shelbee, Michaela, and Monica McKinniss of New Washington, Tyler Scott McKinniss of Greenville, and Neva and Adelia Patrick of Bucyrus. Tom has two great-grandsons, Joseph and Jayce Tong, both of Carey. He was also adopted as a grandpa by Ramona and Avanta Seaburn, and Carrie and Matthew McKinny.
He was an adopted dad and grandpa to many foster children. He drove semi for many years, and most recently was employed by HyWay Trucking out of Findlay .
He loved camping and fishing, spending time with the family, cookouts, and helping anyone who needed help. Most of all he enjoyed following NASCAR, sprint racing and being a Dodge fan. Tom was well known among the racing circuit of "hobby-stock cars," winning many races in car No. 39.
He was a past member of the Coon Hunters Association of Nevada and Rogers Lake Conservation Club. He was a current member of the Bucyrus Moose Lodge.
Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Lucas Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky . Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and officiated by the Rev. Rick Dawson. Burial will be private at a later date. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 10, 2006 - Sub. by George Jochum]

Charlene S. Koehler
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Charlene S. Koehler, 62, of Upper Sandusky, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.
Surviving are her father, John D. Koehler, Morral; a brother, Samuel Koehler, Wharton; and a sister, Mrs. David (Rosemary) Craig, Morral.
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Revs. Joe Trester and Jarrod Schaaf officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [The Findlay Courier, Jan 29, 2010 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Audie (Jack) May
CAREY - Audie (Jack) May, 78, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Indian Trail Nursing Home foiowing an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, the former Catherine Cook of Lima; two daughters, Ethel Rice of Falcon, Ky. and Mrs. Earl (Eva) Caudill of Carey; a son, Jack May Jr. of Lima; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, north of Carey. Friends may call after 7 tonight and anytime Friday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Feb 14, 1980 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Charles Judson McCarty
Upper Sandusky - Charles Judson McCarty, 12, died Thursday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Judson K. Perrine here after eight weeks serious illness. He had resided with his grandparents for the past 5 years. [The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1946]

Margaret Richards
CAREY, O., July 16 - Mrs. Margaret Richards, 52, died yesterday in University Hospital, Columbus of cancer. A native of Salem Township, south of here, she was a member of Beech Grove Church. Surviving are her husband, Francis; sons, Robert, Upper Sandusky, and Rodney, at home; three grandchildren; sister, Bernice Hunter, Carey, and brothers, Bruce Hunter, Columbus, and Carl, Carey. Burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. [THE BLADE: TOLEDO, OHIO, 07/16/1964 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Ross D. Riedel
Ross D. Riedel, 94, formerly of 7671 Marion-Melmore Road , Sycamore, died Oct 8, 2006, at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.
Riedel was born in Sycamore Township, Wyandot County, Feb 10, 1912, to Wooster Augustus Riedel and Verna Ellen (Ohl) Riedel. He married Emma Louise Steinhilber on Sept. 24, 1939. She died June 22, 1990.
He also married Bonnie Wolford and they later were divorced.
Mr. Riedel is survived by two sons, Dana (Jean) Riedel of Sycamore, and Van (Cathy) Riedel of Crestline; daughters, Paula (Dale) Kirkpatrick of Newberry Springs, Calif., Anita (David) Wurm of Bucyrus; grandchildren, Angela Haake, Monte Riedel, Christopher and Cory Kirkpatrick, Gayle and Connor Riedel, Mackenzie Harris, David, Cecilia and Gus Wurm; great-grandchildren, Ysabella and Kason Wurm, and Victoria and Amber Kirkpatrick.
He is also survived by a brother, Dale Riedel of Bucyrus, and a sister, Marjorie Bookmyer of Sycamore.
Mr. Riedel was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Robert Riedel, and two sisters, Cora Swerline and Onolea Reidel.
He was a retired dairy farmer and did custom farming in the neighborhood. He also worked at Webster's Manufacturing and American Standard, both in Tiffin. He also did carpentry work, worked at Swan Rubber in Bucyrus and Wyandot and Dolomite in Carey. He was a 60-year member of the Plankton United Methodist Church He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army, and received numerous medals for his action in combat: Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp, Honorable Service lapel button for WWII, Marksman Badge with carbine bar and rifle bar.
Mr Riedel had numerous hobbies and avocations, including being a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, member of the church choir, board of trustees, administrative council. He drove the church bus to pick up people in the area, secretary of Sunday school, member of the Epworth League of the church, member of ASCS.
He also was a member of the Crawford County Republican Central Committee, member Sycamore American Legion Post 250, Gideons International, former Texas Township trustee, former member of the Crawford County Fair Board, church league softball pitcher and former pitcher with the Sycamore PeeWee baseball program. He also ran for Crawford County commissioner. He loved to pitch horseshoes and bowl and attended Red College. He was a former caretaker at Benton Cemetery and caretaker for the Crawford County Humane Society. Mr Riedel was also an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.
Friends can call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore. A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Post 250. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 9, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Sarah A. Rowland
Tiffin News: Mrs. Sarah A. Rowland died in Henry county on the 13th inst., after a five week's illness. She was the daughter of Enos Niebel, of Wyandot County, and had been married to Thomas Rowland about a year. She was a highly respected christian lady.  [Democr atic Northwest.(Napoleon, Ohio), May 03, 1883 - tr by KT]

Emma Shively
Upper Sandusky, March 2 -Mrs. Emma Shively, 75, died at her home her Friday. Born May 31, 1865, in upper Sandusky, she was the daughter of the late Michel and Elizabeth Grundtisch Burckhardt, Sept, 1, 1886, she married Joseph Shively who died in January 1933. Two sons, Otto Shively of Buffalo, Ny., and E. D. Shively of Ft. Wayne, In., survive. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence and at 2:30 at Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church with Rev. G. W. Good in charge. Burial will be made in Old Mission cemetery. Friends may call at the home. [The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Lawrence and Edward Streb
While crossing the railway track at Louisville, O., on the 12th Lawrence and Edward Streb, businessmen, and two Catholic orphans named Seifert, whom the Sterbs had adopted, were struck by an express train and all instantly killed. [The Anaconda Standard, Sept. 4, 1889, page 1 Anaconda, MT Louisville, Stark, OH]


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