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James Etchie
Wauseon - James "Jim" R. Etchie, age 80, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness on Friday, September 24, 2021. Jim was born on August 17, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Perry L. and Margaret V. (Burger) Etchie. He was a 1959 graduate of Defiance... Read More
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home - Wauseon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 27, 2021.
Russell Hayden
Cecil - Russell Hayden, 77, of Cecil, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on March 4, 1944, to Barney and Patricia (Harvey) Hayden in Indiana. He was married to Patricia (Armenta) Hayden, who preceded him in... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 27, 2021.
Edna Homan
Napoleon - Edna Regina Homan, 91, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021. She was born in Deshler, Ohio, on May 21, 1930, to Frederick and Anna (Schultz) Panning. Edna married Donald Homan at St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler, on October 23, 1949. Edna was a... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 27, 2021.
Collin Manning
Ottawa - Collin S. Manning, 53, of Ottawa, died at 5:13 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born March 29, 1968, in Canandaigua, New York, to Collin Manning and Sigrid Emerling. His father is deceased and his mother and step-father... Read More
Heitmeyer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 27, 2021.
David Ryan
Defiance - David K. Ryan, age 81, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on June 10, 1940, to Alner and Opal (Schupp) Ryan in Defiance, Ohio. David proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 27, 2021.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Leah Smith
Payne - Leah A. Smith, 90, of Payne, died Friday, September 24, 2021. Viewing is Friday, October 1, 4-7 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 Ohio 500, Payne. Service is Saturday, October 2, 10:30 a.m., with viewing, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 312 S. Main St... Read More
Dooley Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 25, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
L. Wayne Schaffer
Defiance - L. Wayne Schaffer, 89, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Thursday morning, September 23, 2021, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on September 25, 1931, to the late Lester and Ruth (Stevenson) Schaffer in Defiance, Ohio. He proudly served his... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
David Lightner
Archbold - David E. Lightner, age 87, passed away following a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born September 17, 1934, in Springfield, Ohio, to Oscar E. & Ruth Etta (King) Lightner. He married Nancy Jo Kean on July 12, 1959. David served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine... Read More
Short Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 23, 2021.
Collin Manning
Ottawa - Collin S. Manning OTTAWA - Collin S. Manning, 53, of Ottawa, died at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born March 29, 1968 in Canandaigua, New York to Collin Manning and Sigrib Emerling. His father is deceased... Read More
Heitmeyer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 23, 2021.
Roger Sonnenberg
Napoleon - Roger Lee Sonnenberg, 90, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on September 16, 2021, at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice. He was born in Monroe Township, Ohio, on September 30, 1930, to George and Sophia (Lange) Sonnenberg. Roger married Eloise Glanz on June 6, 1954, at St. Paul... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Steven R. Johnson
Bryan - Steven Robert Johnson, 52, passed away on September 4, 2021, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Steven was born on August 1, 1969, to Sidney and Alice (Jean) Johnson. He made his home in Bryan, Ohio. He was employed at CK Technologies in Montpelier, Ohio. He had an... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Wayne Perrin
Defiance - Wayne Eugene Perrin, 79 years, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in his sister's residence near Paulding. Wayne was born June 12, 1942, in Waterloo, Indiana, the son of the late Arthur Louis and Helen Margaret (Erhart) Perrin. Wayne attended schooling... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Ruth Timbrook
Hicksville - Ruth Elnora (Schliesser) Timbrook, age 84, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021. She was born on September 26, 1936, in Mark Center, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Bertha Schliesser (Swinehart). She married the love of her life, David Timbrook of Hicksville... Read More
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Clint Vance
Cecil - Clint Andrew Vance, age 30, born in Paulding, Ohio, son of Dennis and Sandra (Edwards) Vance, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, at his residence. Clint graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in agriculture in 2013 and was a self-employed farmer for the... Read More
Den Herder Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Angela M. Antoine
Defiance - Angela M. Antoine, age 60, of Defiance, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday evening, September 20, 2021. She was born on January 5, 1961, to the late Harry and Ruthanna ( Spangler) Sharp in Albany, Georgia. On September 29, 1979, she married... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Esther Blair
Hicksville - Esther I. (Van Scoder) Blair, 92, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, at SKLD in Defiance, Ohio. Esther was born April 10, 1929, in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Eli and Sarah (Brenneman) Miller. Esther retired as a production... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Sharon Daniels
Silver Springs, FL - Sharon Orlea Daniels, age 82, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, Florida. She was born January 29, 1939, in Paulding County, Ohio, to parents Lloyd and Beatrice (Hoop) Dix. On April 13, 1959, she married Howard Daniels... Read More
Den Herder Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Donald Badenhop
Napoleon - Donald C. Badenhop, 94, of Napoleon, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Vancrest Nursing Home, Holgate, Ohio. Don was born at home close to Gerald, Ohio, on January 21, 1927, to the late George and Magdalena (Mueller) Badenhop. On April 21, 1949, he... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Robert and Karen Brown
Defiance - A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 4-7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 3360 in Defiance for Robert and Karen Brown. Fellowship and dinner will be provided during the celebration. Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Armando Castillo
Oakwood - Armando Gene-Jose Castillo was silently born on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. He was the son of Samantha Bartley and Carmel Castillo Sr. of Oakwood, Ohio. He is also survived by three brothers: Carmel Castillo Jr., Xavier Castillo... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Linda Gariepy
Napoleon - Linda Gariepy, 70, of Napoleon, stepped into the presence of her Savior on Thursday, September 16, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Her legacy of faith was an encouragement and inspiration to those who knew and loved her. She lived out being a faithful... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Marilyn Minck
Sherwood - Marilyn A. Minck, 76 years, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Parkview Hospital Randalia, with her family at her side. Marilyn was born October 1, 1944, in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Bertha (Arend) Antoine. Marilyn graduated... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Harry Neiderhiser
McClure, Ohio - Harry Winfield Neiderhiser, 85, of McClure, Ohio, passed away on September 19, 2021. He was born in McComb, Ohio, on July 28, 1936, to Floyd and Fae (Rader) Neiderhiser. Harry married Marlene Amos on June 28, 1962, in McClure, Ohio. Harry worked for Tenneco for 41... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - McClure
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Wyatt Vaughn
Defiance - On Friday night, September 10, 2021, Wyatt Dennis Vaughn Jr., 46, passed away peacefully at Toledo Hospital with family at his side. Wyatt was born on August 31, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, to Wyatt Thomas Sr. and Charlotte Vaughn. He attended and played football at Defiance... Read More
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Ronald Dietrich
Ney - Ronald A. Dietrich, 83, of Ney, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, with his family by his side. Ron was born August 11, 1938, in Bryan, Ohio, son of the late Edward C. and Alice R. (Phillips) Dietrich. He enlisted... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 18, 2021.
Lucella "Lu" Wolf
Melbourne, Fla. - A memorial service for Lucella "Lu" Mae (Hunt) Wolf, who passed away September 13, 2021, at Melborne, Florida, will be held Thursday, September 23, at 2 p.m. at the Archbold United Methodist Church. Private burial will be in the Archbold Cemetery. Friends may call... Read More
Short Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 18, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Howard Allison
Rev. Howard M. Allison, age 80 of Sidney and formerly of Lima and Pickaway County, passed Sept 16, 2021, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shawnee Chapel-Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. Read More
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 17, 2021.
Richard Imbrock
Napoleon - Richard (Rich) E. Imbrock, 69, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at his home. He was born in Napoleon on July 5, 1952, to Eldin and Hildegard (Hurst) Imbrock. Rich was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Napoleon Township, and the Sons... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Rilla Beltz
Archbold - Rilla K. Beltz, age 82 years, of Archbold, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 15, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. She was born January 2, 1939, at Grelton, Ohio, the daughter of Franklin and Grace (Kinder) Allen. While in school, she participated in several... Read More
Short Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Jeanne Robinson
Stryker - Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, age 95, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday evening, September 14, 2021, at CHP - Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice peacefully surrounded by family. Jeanne was born on March 3, 1926, in Stryker, Ohio the daughter of the late Wendell Grisier and the... Read More
Grisier Funeral Home - Stryker
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Hilario Castillo
Fort Wayne - Hilario Miguel Castillo, age 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Monday September 13, 2021. He was born on February 10, 1980, in Defiance, Ohio, to Hilario and Cecilia Castillo (Sanchez). On May 5, 2018, he married the love of... Read More
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Richard Imbrock
Richard Imbrock, 69, Napoleon, passed away in his home Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon. Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Marcella Parish
Napoleon - Marcella M. Parish, 85, of Napoleon, and formerly of Liberty Center, passed away peacefully at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She was born on March 22, 1936, to Raymond and Daisy (Brown) Armbruster. She earned an A.A. degree at... Read More
Walker-Hoening Mortuary
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
David Kenner
Hicksville - David J. Kenner, 74, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. David was born September 25, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio, son of the late George J. and Ruth M. (Crone) Kenner. He was a 1965 graduate of Hicksville... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 14, 2021.
Thomas Proctor Jr.
Defiance - Thomas E. Proctor Jr., 57, of Defiance, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021. Born on June 28, 1964, he led a happy life with his wife of 32 years, Margaret (Thomas) Proctor. He worked at Campbell Soup/Silgan Can Company for 25 years. Preceded in death... Read More
Love Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Donna Daman
Napoleon - Donna M. (Donnie) Daman passed away at home, surrounded by family, September 12, 2021. She was 91 years old. Donnie was born September 10, 1930, in Hamler, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Esther (Rettig) Meyer. On March 25, 1951, she married Orville Daman, who preceded her... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Doris Edna Kuesel
Malinta - Doris Edna Kuesel, 88, of Malinta, Ohio, was surrounded by her family when she went to rest with the Lord on August 28, 2021. She was born in Malinta on May 28, 1933, to William and Louise (Yungmann) Meienburg. On June 10, 1951, she married the love of her life, William... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Kathleen Rath
Bryan - Kathleen M. Rath, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at her home. She was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church and had for the past few years attended Union Chapel Church of God. She was active in the Methodist church as a Sunday School... Read More
Krill Funeral Service
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Josefina Sensabaugh
Defiance - Josefina Sensabaugh, age 73, of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. She was born on June 18, 1948, in the Philippines. On March 18, 1969, she married Gary Sensabaugh, who survives. Josefina enjoyed... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Gary L. Shafer
Defiance - Gary Lee Shafer, age 75, of Defiance, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on August 27, 1946, to Marie (Kessler) and Donald C. Shafer Sr. in Defiance, Ohio. Gary proudly... Read More
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Dawn Buchhop
ARCHBOLD - Dawn E. Buchhop, 63, of Archbold, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 10, 2021, at her residence. She was born October 10, 1957, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Russel and Martha (Bruns) Short. On June 6, 2015, she married Steven Buchhop who preceded her in death... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 11, 2021.
Larry Hammersmith
Defiance - Larry J. Hammersmith, 72, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 10, 2021, at his residence. Larry was born July 14, 1949, in Defiance, Ohio, son of the late Clarence J. and LaVerne V. (Buyer) Hammersmith. He attended Tinora Schools, and married... Read More
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory Lynn Street Chapel
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 11, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Eugene Wirts
Paulding - Eugene S. "Gene" Wirts, age 82, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Vancrest of Hicksville, Ohio. Gene was born January 7, 1939, in Paulding County, Ohio, son of the late Glen and Evelyn (Diver) Wirts. On December 29, 1984, he married Carolyn Spangler, who survives... Read More
Den Herder Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 10, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Brent Joseph Gerken
Napoleon - Brent Joseph Gerken, 40, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was born in Napoleon on February 1, 1981, to Timothy Gerken and Deborah Ellerbrock. Brent married Emily Ohlrich on June 15, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon... Read More
Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home - Napoleon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Marvin Jones
Continental - Marvin C. Jones, 95, of Continental, died 2:51 a.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Meadows in Kalida, Ohio, under the care of Putnam County Hospice. Marvin was born January 9, 1926, in Continental, Ohio, to Earl and Anna (McKibben) Jones. On February 13, 1946... Read More
Heitmeyer Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Karen Vollmer
Wauseon - On September 8, 2021, Karen J. Vollmer, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. Karen was born on September 29, 1953, in Wauseon to Gordon and the late Betty Domeck. Karen, her... Read More
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home - Wauseon
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
June Bostelman
Defiance - June Violet Bostelman, age 87, of Defiance, died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center. June was born June 4, 1934, to Earl and Bessie (Wallace) Smith, in McClure. On July 19, 1952, she married LeRoy "John" Bostelman. John died on October... Read More
Zachrich Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 7, 2021.
Charles Howard
Continental - Charles Paul Howard, 79, of Continental, died 1:08 a.m. Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Defiance Mercy Hospital. He was born June 29, 1942, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late Ben and Jessie Mae (Colllins) Howard. On October 20, 1962, he married Jessie Mae Combs, who... Read More
Love Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 7, 2021.
Bernita Norden
Ridgeville Corners - Bernita A. Norden, 93, of Ridgeville Corners passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Genacross Lutheran Services of Napoleon. Bernita was born on February 24, 1928, to George and Erna (Cohrs) Hogrefe of Hamler, Ohio. On July 12, 1953, she married... Read More
Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 7, 2021.
Russell Parrish
Paulding - Russell E. Parrish, age 84, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at CHP Hospice, Defiance, Ohio. He was born July 14, 1937, in Paulding, son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (AuFrance) Parrish. On June 30, 1962, he married Kathryn "Pauline" Monroe, who preceded him in death... Read More
Den Herder Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Crescent-News on Sep. 7, 2021.
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