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Connie Mae Borkosky

August 10, 1950 - June 26, 2015

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June Elaine Meyer

August 28, 1930 - March 11, 2015

June Elaine (Holder) Meyer, 84 of Napoleon, passed away Wednesday March 11, 2015 at Vancrest Nursing Home. Born August 28, 1930 in Toledo to Harley and Gladys Holder. United in marriage on July 22, 1950 to the late Elwood Meyer.Loving mother to her children; Sherrie (Lynn) Geitgey, Connie (Dave) Schuette and Robert (Judith) Meyer. Grandmother to Jason Geitgey, Jonathon Geitgey, Phillip...
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Richard Claude Harris

November 9, 1946 - February 7, 2015

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Bonita Kuhlman

March 24, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Bonita Louise Kuhlman, 86 of Holgate peacefully joined our heavenly Father on January 23, 2015. She had been a resident of Vancrest Care Center in Holgate for nearly five years.Bonnie was born in Napoleon on March 24, 1928, the daughter of Gregory and Irene (Weisbecker) Schwab. Bonnie was raised in Leipsic and graduated from Leipsic High School in 1946. On January 28, 1947 she married her best...
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Alma Rettig

December 23, 1913 - December 23, 2014

Alma (Seeman )Rettig, of Holgate passed peacefully away on her 101st Birthday, December 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center Northcrest of Napoleon Ohio. Born on December 23, 1913 in Richfield Twp. Henry County Ohio to Henry Seeman and Minnie (Mueller) Seeman. United in marriage on April 21, 1938 to George Rettig (deceased) at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Napoleon.Survived by son Norman G. ...
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Bessie E. Strope

January 24, 1924 - November 22, 2014

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Madeline Fay Gilliland

April 29, 1922 - October 12, 2014

Madeline F. "Made" Gilliland, 92, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. She was born on April 29, 1922 to Raymond and Freida (Huber) Eberle. Madeline was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Holgate, where she was active in the Ladies Guild and also taught Bible school. In past years, Madeline also was active with the Holgate Band Boosters...
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Helen Coffman Jones

November 20, 1926 - September 22, 2014

Helen "Mickey" C. Jones, 87, passed away suddenly at Mercy Hospital of Defiance, Ohio on Monday, September 22, 2014. Helen was born on November 20, 1926 to Olan and Jessye (Smith) Coffman. Helen was married to the late Reverend Robert M. Jones on June 8, 1949. She had a Bachelor's degree from her beloved Muskingum College and a Master's degree in education from Wright State University. She...
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Richard Lee Riebesehl

October 31, 1935 - June 19, 2014

Richard Lee Riebesehl, 78, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital of Defiance. He was born on October 31, 1935 to Albert and Opal Riebesehl in Holgate, Ohio. Richard worked for General Motors, retiring in 1980. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, and his love of buying houses and cars. Richard was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holgate. He is...
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Romel M. Villagomez

September 12, 1943 - June 11, 2014

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Michael Schwab

August 16, 1949 - May 21, 2014

Michael "Mike" Schwab 64 of Holgate passed away May 21, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon Ohio. Born on August 16, 1949 in Defiance to Elmer and Lillian (Okuley) Schwab. Graduated from Holgate High School. Loving husband to the late Elaine (Huber) Schwab and united in marriage to Mary Jo "Joey" ( Treft) Schwab on June 5, 1993.Survived by his mother Lillian (Okuley) Chinni, Children...
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Ann Theresa Miller

July 20, 1927 - April 8, 2014

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Ann T. Miller

July 20, 1927 - April 8, 2014

Ann T. Miller, 86, of Maumee, formerly of Holgate, passed away at her home on April 8, 2014. Born on July 20, 1927 in Marquette, Ontario Canada to Henry and Angeline Van Poppel. Ann was united in marriage to the late Max E. Miller Sr. on April 18, 1948, a loving marriage that lasted more than 53 years.Ann is survived by sons; Max (Lou Ann) Miller Jr. of East Lansing, MI, Roger (Deborah) Miller...
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Gary D. Shoemaker

December 28, 1943 - April 5, 2014

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Lillian Gertrude Knecht

February 23, 1921 - February 4, 2014

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Lorena M. Oberhaus

December 11, 1920 - December 1, 2013

Lorena M. Oberhaus, 92, died at 3:30 AM, December 1, 2013 at Vancrest Healthcare Center, Holgate. She was born December 11, 1920 in Pleasant Township to Albert and Alvina (Meyer) Baden who preceded her in death. She was baptized by Rev. H.C. Siegert of St. John Lutheran Church on January 1, 1921 and confirmed on May 20, 1934. Her confirmation verse was Hebrews 13:5, "Be content with such things...
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Harold Lee Kessler

November 11, 1933 - November 3, 2013

Born in Henry County to James and Sadie Kessler, Harold was a graduate of Liberty Center High School in 1951. On January 6, 1952, Harold married his high school sweetheart, Ula Spiess, enjoying 62 years of marriage together. In August of 1952, Harold volunteered for the Army 21st Division and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, serving until June 1955. After the service, Harold was...
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Wayne S. Fruth

November 26, 1922 - October 23, 2013

Wayne S. Fruth, 90, passed away Wednesday at Mercy Hospital, Defiance. He was born November 26, 1922 in Holgate to Albert L. and Ida M. (Franz) Fruth. On March 20, 1949 he married Mary L. (Gillespie) Fruth who preceded him in death on September 12, 1994.Survivors include sons; Gregory W. Fruth and Kirk A. (Lynette) Fruth, both of Holgate, grandchildren; Abbey L. (Alan) Eng, Munroe Falls, OH,...
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Marvel Elizabeth Feak

October 16, 1914 - August 10, 2013

Marvel Feak, 98 of Napoleon, formerly of Toledo and Naples Florida passed away on August 10, 2013 at the Lutheran Home. Wife of the late Don O. Feak and former wife of the late Edward I. Sherman. Marvel graduated from Holgate High School in 1931 and graduated from Davis College in Toledo, Ohio. Marvel was a kind and gentle soul. Survived by son John Sherman and cousin Gertrude Mengerink....
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Henry VanPoppel

April 29, 1939 - May 30, 2013

Hank Van Poppel, age 74, of Meridian, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 3, 2013, in the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Clifton with Father Tom Kennedy as officiant. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Long, Jose Cano, Jerry Anders, Gus Hudson, Freddie Bottoms and Marc Shepard. Hank will be taken to his home...
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David Arnold Trenkamp

July 4, 1943 - April 11, 2013

David Arnold Trenkamp passed away April 11, 2013 at his residence in Holgate. David was survived by his wife Nancy Trenkamp of 48 years. His children Deborah Schwab, David T. Trenkamp, Michael Trenkamp, Chris Trenkamp, Melissa Trenkamp, his grand-children Paula Schwab, Stephen Ellis, Megan Robles, two great-grandchildren Vincent Ellis and Landon Robles and two great-great grandchildren. His is...
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Carol Ann Niedermeyer

February 4, 1938 - February 19, 2013

Carol Ann Niedermeyer, 75 passed away on February 19, 2013 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Loving wife of the late Eugene Niedermeyer. Carol loved a good garage sale. She is survived by her children Gregory Riebesehl and Debbie (Rodney) Niese and their father Paul E. Riebesehl. Grandmother of 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Eugene ...
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Geraldine Ruth Muntz

July 3, 1917 - January 26, 2013

Geraldine (Becker) Muntz, 95 of Holgate passed away Saturday January 26, 2013. Beloved wife for 37 years of the late Ronald Muntz. Loving mother of Robert (Myra) Muntz, Patricia (Delbert) Butler and daughter in law Bonnie (Muntz) Pope. Grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 25 and great-great grandmother of 28 grandchildren. Also survived by sister Carol Weirauch. Preceded in death by her...
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Timothy Roger Brown

May 9, 1965 - January 14, 2013

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Frieda Luella Cooper

June 2, 1924 - September 12, 2012

Frieda Luella Cooper, Napoleon (formerly of Holgate), Ohio passed away at Country View Haven, Napoleon, Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was born June 2, 1924 in Gallup in Henry County, to the late George and Blanche (Searfoss) Thomas. She married Donald "Jake" Cooper in 1943 in Pennsylvania who preceded her in death in 2001.Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Russ,...
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Thelma C. Bartels

September 2, 1915 - August 15, 2012

Thelma C. Bartels 96, of Holgate, passed away early Wednesday at Vancrest of Holgate. She was born September 2nd, 1915 in Henry County to Lewis and Cora (Franz) Hoff. On March 11th, 1944 she married Alvin Bartels who preceded her on December 4th, 1954. Survivors include a son, Brent (Melanie) Bartels of Barrington, Illinois and a grandson, Steven Bartels of Chicago. She worked at...
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Anna E. Schwab

October 24, 1917 - August 14, 2012

Anna E. Schwab, 94, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on August 14, 2012, at the Henry County Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 24, 1917 in Pleasant Bend, Ohio to Frank and Cathryn (Leaders) Desgranges. She married Minard Schwab on September 5, 1936 and he precedes her in death. Anna was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting and bowling.She is...
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Martha Snyder

November 19, 1916 - May 22, 2012

Martha R. Snyder, 95, passed away May 22, 2012 at The Laurels of Defiance. She was born November 19, 1916 in Newtonsville, Ohio and moved to a farm in near Clayton, Ohio where she lived for many years before moving to Englewood, Ohio. Martha graduated from Randolph High School in 1934 and Miami University in 1938. She taught in Whittier, Central, and Belle Haven Elementary Schools. She was...
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Genevera Brink

November 25, 1919 - May 17, 2012

Genevera Pauline Brink, 92 of Holgate died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate. She was born on November 25, 1919 in West Unity, Ohio to the late Forrest and Mary (Eicher) Short. She married Charles F. Brink on June 18, 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1976. She was a faithful member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She was a retired school...
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George William Lawrence

January 23, 1925 - January 8, 2012

George William Lawrence, age 86, of Palmetto, Florida, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 surrounded by his family at his daughter's home in Leipsic, Ohio. H e was born January 23, 1925 in Rutland, Illinois to Everett and Elsie (Vest) Lawrence.On September 11, 1949 he married Lois Duden. After growing up in rural Illinois and graduating from Rutland High School, Mr. Lawrence attended the University Of...
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Elizabeth Ann Brown

July 21, 1925 - December 23, 2011

Elizabeth A Brown, age 86, of Defiance, Ohio died December 23, 2011 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born to Harry and Angeline (Messick) Cunningham on July 21, 1925 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania. She worked as a dental assistant for several years in Pennsylvania before moving to Ohio with her husband Carl Brown.Betsy is survived by her daughter, Cathleen S. Sullivan;...
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Carl L. Brown

July 1, 1927 - November 24, 2011

Carl L. Brown, age 84, of Defiance, Ohio died November 24, 2011 at the Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio. He was born to Roy and Lula (Tewell) Brown on July 1, 1927 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania. Carl worked and retired from General Motors in Defiance. He was also an U.S Veteran serving in the Navy.Carl was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Cunningham) Brown; step-daughter,...
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Ruth J. Bostelman

January 6, 1919 - September 11, 2011

Ruth J. Bostelman, 92 of Findlay, Ohio and formerly of Holgate, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio. Born on January 6, 1919 in Henry County to the late William R. and Clara B. (Rettig) Knipp. On October 22, 1938 she married Ralph F. Bostelman and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1999. She was a member of St .John Lutheran Church in Holgate, a member...
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Richard I. Howe

December 7, 1932 - September 8, 2011

Richard "Bones" Howe, 78 of Holgate died Thursday evening at the Toledo Hospital , with his wife and children by his side .He was born on December 7, 1932 in Holgate, the son of the late Alphonse and Edna (Yackee) Howe. On August 2, 1958 he married Lorraine Wink and she survives.Richard was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holgate and the Holgate K of C. He was a Korean War...
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Vincent C. Okuley

July 31, 1924 - August 16, 2011

Vincent C. Okuley, 87 of Holgate, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. Born July 31, 1924 in Hamler to the late William and Helena (Wagner) Okuley. On October 11, 1947 he married Rosella A. Michaelis and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2000. Vincent was a life long Henry County farmer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holgate. He was also a social member of...
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Lorena C. Busch

February 26, 1914 - August 15, 2011

Lorena C. Busch, age 97, of Holgate, Ohio passed away Monday morning at the Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 26, 1914 in Monroe Township, Henry County, Ohio to Martin and Minnie (Buntz) Hoff. On December 25, 1938, she married August Baden and he passed away on March 29, 1949. On April 5, 1953, she married Earl H. Busch and he...
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Mary C. Thome

June 18, 1916 - May 17, 2011

Mary C. Thome, 94 of New Bavaria died Tuesday at the Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. Born to the late Frank and Katherine (Leaders) Desgranges on June 18, 1916 in Pleasant Bend. On October 16, 1935 she married Joseph B. Thome and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1997. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria, and a Life Member of the Rosary Altar Society...
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Bjorn Stanley Holvik

November 24, 1949 - Unknown

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