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Amaryllis M. (Russell) Van Allen
04/19/1931 - 09/22/2014

Amaryllis M. (Russell) Van Allen, 83, formerly of Clyde, died at Bethesda Care Center, Fremont on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Amaryllis was born in Green Springs on April 19, 1931 to Laurel W. and Esther E. (Wackle) Russell. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde, then moved her membership to Grace Lutheran in Fremont.

Amaryllis, or “Sam” as she was to family and friends, graduated from Clyde High School in 1949. She graduated from Bowling Green University and had been a school teacher in Findlay, Arcadia and retiring from Clyde –Green Springs Schools.

Survivors include her sister, Ann Hansen, Fremont; and nieces and nephews, Matt Hansen; Amy Kubitz; Randy Snyder; Lynette Van Fleet; Annette Logan; Russell Snyder; Connie Aiello and Georgie Snyder.

Mrs. Van Allen was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Snyder and Janet Russell. One nephew, Tim Snyder is also deceased.

Private family services were held, at Amaryllis’ request.

Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde assisted the family with arrangements.
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Carmelo Fontana
11/15/1928 - 09/26/2014

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Carmelo Fontana, 85, of Bellevue, Ohio died September 26, 2014 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky.

Carmelo was born November 15, 1928 in S.Agata di Militello, Sicily to Benedetto and Maria (Artino) Fontana.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 63 years, Angela (Faraci) and their five children: Maria (Calogero) Piscitello of Cleveland, Pina (Charles) Cochey of Bellevue, Biagio of Clyde, Ben (Brenda) of Bellevue, and Linda (Todd) Auvil of Lorain. Carmelo was a very proud Nonno of his thirteen Grandchildren: Steve (Nicole), Tim (Lisa), Jason (Lindsey), Chris (Lauren), Angela, Elizabeth, Benny, McKenzie, Bridget, Dawson, Bailee, Ross and Ryan. Carmelo was also the proud Great-Grandfather of seven. Carmelo was a cherished brother of Teresa and Rosalia both of S. Agata di Militello, Sicily.

In 1970, he and his wife moved their young family to Bellevue, Ohio from Sicily for a better life. He retired from A. Schulman after twenty-one years of service, enjoying retirement with his wife, spending time with their family, sitting on the porch, tending to their garden, and making wine, along with the many other old world traditions they proudly held on to. He was always quick with a story and to offer a glass of wine or whiskey, if not both, to anyone and everyone who stopped by, chased with an espresso. ... Read more

Visitation Date: 09/29/2014

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street - Rt. 269N, Bellevue

Service Date: 09/29/2014

Service Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street - Rt. 269N, Bellevue

Funeral Date: 09/30/2014

Funeral Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 231 E. Center Street, Bellevue

 

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Wilmer J. "Will" Cramer
12/22/1927 - 09/27/2014

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Wilmer J. “Will” Cramer, 86, of Bellevue, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

He was born December 22, 1927 in Tobhanna, Pennsylvania to the late Daniel W. and Gertrude Viola (Fritz) Cramer.

Will was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Flat Rock. He was a mason in Monticello Lodge #244, where he was a Past Master, Past High Priest, and York 32°. He was a member of the Bellevue Eagles, aerie 490 and American Legion Post 0046. Will was the mayor of Earlton, Kansas from 1961-1963. He worked as a mechanic at Bill Garlic’s and later at the Sandusky Folding Box Company. Mr. Cramer served our county in the US Army during WWII, earning a purple heart.

On June 8, 1948 he married Pauline F. (Kimble) and she survives in Bellevue. Also surviving are their children: Daniel (Diane) Cramer of Bellevue; Lane Cramer of Bellevue; Bobby Cramer of Bellevue; and Kathy Cramer of Sandusky; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; his brothers: Donald Cramer of Westerville and Robert (Jean) Cramer of Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Will was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Bender, Snowden Berger, and Glen William Cramer; his granddaughter, Amanda Bollinger; and a great-grandchild.

Service times and dates are pending at this time. Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Marian D. Ball
02/14/1921 - 09/25/2014

Marian D. Ball, 93, of Bellevue, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Bellevue Hospital.

Mrs. Ball was born in Bellevue on February 14, 1921 to Clarence V. and Lulu (Lietzkey) Cupp. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1939.

Marian had been Head of Housekeeping at Toledo Hospital prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue.

On August 31, 1940, she married Walter J. Ball. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2002.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lou (Junior) Adkins; Susan Short, all of Bellevue and Terry Ball of Colorado; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ball of Bellevue; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by her parents, son, David W. Ball and son-in-law, DeWayne Short and a brother, Charles Cupp.

Private family services will be held and burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Four County Young at Heart.
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Donna Myers on September 27th, 2014 - 1:17 am said:
Bonnie; I know how much you loved and respected your mother-in-law. I offer you my heartfelt sympathy at this time of sorrow.

Larry and Sandy on September 27th, 2014 - 12:03 am said:
Sorry to hear of Aunt Marian's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


 

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Ray Ervin Rogers
07/22/1926 - 09/25/2014

Ray Ervin Rogers, 88, formerly of Clyde and Port Clinton, died at The Willows in Bellevue on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ray was born on July 22, 1926 to John and C. Edna (Kistler) Rogers. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1944 and attended the University of Toledo and BGSU.

Mr. Rogers enlisted into the Army Air Corps in active duty in January 1945, serving with the 20th Army Air Corps, 87th Airdrome Squadron in the Pacific Theater on Guam and Saipan.

After 38 years in personnel at Whirlpool in Clyde, Ray retired in 1984 as Manager, Labor Relations.

Ray was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, having transferred his membership from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde; life member of the American Legion, serving as Commander in 1952-53; life member of the VFW and Moose Lodge. He was District Two Major of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary, serving for some 28 years. Life member of the Coon Creek Hunt Club; Nugents Canal Yacht Club and the Fremont Yacht Club.

One September 19, 1947, he married Doris E. Starkey. She survives, along with four children; Thomas (Michele) Rogers, Clyde; Beverly (Robert) Nobles, Avon Lake; Russell (Terri) Rogers, Clyde and Randall (Lisa) Rogers, Port Clinton. Nine grandchildren; Christian Rogers; Scott Rogers; Tracy Spencer; Dena Rogers; Daniel Rogers; Dustin Rogers; Marc Nobles; Matthew Nobles and Shelley Rogers; thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive. His sister, Annabelle (Lloyd) Tea, survives in Clyde.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Carl Rogers; Lester Rogers and Robert Rogers and one sister, Margaret Rogers.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from Noon –2:00 and 4-6:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main ST., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Clyde American Legion and VFW.

Memorials may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., Port Clinton, Ohio or Hospice of Memorial Hospital.

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Visitation Date: 09/30/2014

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 10/01/2014

Service Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church - Forest St., Clyde

 

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Stan Stokes on September 29th, 2014 - 5:31 pm said:
He made a difference.

Georgia Ehrhardt on September 26th, 2014 - 10:22 pm said:
So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was such a nice, kind and funny person. He used to look in on me to make sure I was ok after my husband passed away. Ray and Doris were some of the nicest people I have ever known. Ray is missed greatly around Nugents and will be for a very long time. My sincere condolences to Doris and their family.

Greta Moore on September 26th, 2014 - 3:35 pm said:
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. My condolences to you and your family.


 

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Elizabeth L. Krizan
03/02/1930 - 09/20/2014

Elizabeth L. Krizan, 84, of Port Clinton, died at Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

“Betty” was born in Gypsum, Ohio on March 2, 1930 to the deceased Henry and Assunta (Ceccolli) Ceccoli. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton.

Mrs. Krizan had been a bus aide for over 20 years for the Port Clinton schools prior to her retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Krizan, whom she married on October 16, 1948. One daughter, Darlene (Roger) Barnette, Port Clinton: three sons, Frank, Jr. (Amy) Krizan, Green Springs; Donald Krizan (Becky Johnson); and Ronald Krizan (Susan Stroh) all of Port Clinton also survive.
Two granddaughters, her caregivers, Michelle (Charles) Cutcher, Port Clinton and Hope (Matt) Adkins, Oak Harbor; four grandchildren, D.J. Krizan; Sarah (Rex) Wise; Jessica Krizan and Brian F. Krizan, along with ten great grandchildren are among her survivors. Her daughter-in-law, Linda Krizan, Fremont is surviving.
She is preceded in death by a son, John Krizan.

Private family services will be held.

Memorials may be sent to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Stein Hospice.

Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Parrish Davis on September 25th, 2014 - 2:30 pm said:
She was more than just a friend and will be missed tremendously. She was a woman of great strength who helped mold me into the person I am today. Much love for all you did for me. I will truly miss you.

Mary A. Greear on September 24th, 2014 - 4:35 pm said:
Krizan Family, I am so sorry to hear about Betty's passing. She was a great lady, who loved her family. We spent many years living next door to Frank and Betty, she will be missed.

Lisa on September 24th, 2014 - 4:15 pm said:
I want to thank the Krizan family for loving me as much as I have loved them, and hope that comforting memories surround them always. Betty, I will miss you so much. You are now the brightest star in the sky. Thank you for everything. Lisa


 

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Joan C. Sutter
10/12/1948 - 09/22/2014

Joan C. Sutter, 65, of Clyde, died Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home.

She was born October 12, 1948 in Fremont to Hugh and Lois Bea (Weihrouch) Schwochow.

Joan graduated from Clyde High School in 1967 and worked at GE, Whirlpool, and as a school crossing guard for the City of Clyde.

On October 10, 1981 she married John W. Sutter, Sr. and he survives in Clyde. Also surviving are her sons, John L.(Theresa) Musser of Fremont and Jason E. (Cindy) Musser of Ft. Worth, Texas; step-children: Janet (Rod) Riehl of Clyde; Jacqueline (Rob) Maenle of Columbus; John W. Jr (Denise) of Clyde; Jill (Marcus) Austin of Willard; and Juliana (Frank) Pierce of Clyde; and her sister, Karen (Eric) Herborn of Bellevue.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Jeff Hall.

There will be private family services. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in Clyde is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Memorial Hospital.
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. Cindy Cox on September 25th, 2014 - 7:26 am said:
my condolences go out to you. So sorry for your loss. Joanie was a great lady.

wendy (Wott) Speelman on September 24th, 2014 - 6:43 pm said:
Your family is in my thoughts. Joannie was such a help to Sylvia and dad. So sorry for your loss.

Kelly Wott on September 24th, 2014 - 2:42 am said:
She was one heck of a woman. She took care of dad do well on his last days went With us. Many hugs sent to the family.

jason musser on September 24th, 2014 - 1:45 am said:
i couldnt have asked for a better mother,thank you so much for all the lessons u have taught me to make it in this world...i will miss u more than words could ever explain....God bless you and godspeed....<3 :* ...


 

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Dr. Raymond L. Hintz
08/22/1939 - 09/12/2014

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Dr. Raymond L. Hintz, 75, died quietly at his home in Stanford, California on Friday, September 12, 2014 following nine years of coping with the effects of a stroke.

Dr. Hintz was born to Raymond A. and Laura Stevenson Hintz on August 22, 1939 in Fremont, Ohio he was raised in Clyde, Ohio and graduated from Clyde High School with the class of 1957. He attended California Institute of Technology, graduated Summa Cum Laude for The Ohio State University and received his M.D. from Western Reserve University in 1964.

Dr. Hintz completed his pediatric internship at the University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin and did his residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The following two years were spent at Malcolm S. Grow Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Following an honorable discharge, he joined Judson J. Van Wyk’s group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to complete a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. The next three years were spent in developing a pediatric endocrine department at the brand new University of Connecticut Hospital in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Hintz always said he would eventually go back to California and true to his word in 1975, he accepted a position as chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology at Stanford University in Stanford, California. He remained there for the next 30 years. Dr. Hintz successfully built an acclaimed laboratory focused on research involving growth hormone and growth factors. His work produced world wide collaboration through his time spent in Sweden, Germany, England, and Japan. Beyond these successes, his first love was his work with his patients, students and fellows. He happily spent several quarters at Stanford’s overseas campuses teaching undergraduates in Berlin and Oxford. of all his professional ties, two organizations took first place: Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) where he served as President and Secretary (now PES) and the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). Dr. Hintz published more than 350 scientific publications.

Dr. Hintz is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Fowler Hintz, another Clyde High School gradate of the Class of 1957. He is also survived by his adored children, Lorac (Johnnie Lawton), Dr. Susan Hintz (Henry Rosack), Jennifer (Christopher Roberts) and Greg (Lindsay) Hintz. The joy of his life included his six grandchildren: Grace and Chloe Lawton; Karsten, Katja, Marika and Gisela Roberts. Also surviving are his sister, Mary Ann Grumbling and nephews Gary and Glen Grumbling and their families, his sister-in-law Lynda Wilbert and several cousins.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am –Noon on Thursday, September 18 at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Kovach officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery with military rites provided by the Clyde American Legion and VFW.

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Visitation Date: 09/18/2014

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde

Funeral Date: 09/18/2014

Funeral Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde

 

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Jim Burroughs on September 25th, 2014 - 4:08 pm said:
My deepest sympathies to all of you at this sad time. Though I was quite young, Ray always went out of his way to make me feel special and important. He was indeed a very special person and I feel blessed to have known him. May God bless.

Ana Kaufusi on September 18th, 2014 - 10:10 am said:
I have never worked for a family more loving and caring than the Hintz family.Will surely cherish the times and memories with Mr Ray.With much love and prayers.

Larry and Mary Hamann on September 17th, 2014 - 3:32 am said:
My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time of loss.


 

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Clifford R. Murphy
06/26/1926 - 09/10/2014

Clifford Roy Murphy was born June 26, 1926 in Dille, West Virginia. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Henry Owen and Rebecca Mae (Camp) Murphy. He died September 10, 2014 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky after a courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer.

Roy was a Navy veteran serving our country in World War II, where he was stationed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean.

Roy married the love of his life, Emma Jean Kelly, in 1948. They celebrated 66 years of marriage this past March. Roy always wanted to be with Emma Jean and, with the exception of brief hospital stays, they never spent a night apart in their more than six decades of marriage.

After the war, Roy worked for several years in the West Virginia coal mines. In 1955, he and Emma Jean moved their family to Oak Harbor, Ohio, where they lived briefly before settling in Clyde, which they happily called home for more than fifty years. Roy was a devoted employee of Ford Motor Company, where he worked as a tow motor driver until retiring in 1983. Throughout his life, Roy owned several Fords and was proud to “buy American”.

Roy had many passions including Emma Jean’s cooking, gardening, Western movies, Cleveland Indians baseball and Mail Pouch tobacco. Roy was well versed in politics and current events, he closely watched gas prices and he loved a good bargain, which he would inevitably use as an excuse to buy things for family and friends. Like many veterans, Roy struggled with alcoholism for several years, but he was sober for the last nearly fifty years of his life and he was a strong supporter of Alcoholics’ Anonymous. Roy will be remembered by the many who loved him for his generous heart and his great sense of humor, which stayed with him to his final days.

Roy is survived by his wife, Emma Jean, daughter Sada Laurendeau, son-in-law David Laurendeau, son Claude Murphy, grandchildren David Laurendeau, Jr. (Nickie), Amy Laurendeau (Chris Lal), Brandi Skipper (Scott), Deneil Sanchez (Carlos) and Royce Laurendeau, six great-grandchildren, beloved friends Dennis and Cindy Mosier and their children and grandchildren, whom he considered his own, and numerous other family and loved ones far and near. He was preceded in death by his son, Clifford Henry Murphy, his parents and his eleven brothers and sisters.

The family will hold a private memorial service and asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Stein Hospice in honor of Roy’s extraordinary life.
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Bruce Ira Legg, Sr.
05/07/1923 - 09/05/2014

Bruce Ira Legg, Sr., 91, of Clyde, died on Fri., Sept. 5, 2014 at The Toledo Hospital.

Bruce was born in Athens, Ala. on May 7, 1923 to the now deceased Dennis E. and Lona R. (Dugger) Legg. He served in the US Army in WWII where he was a SGT.

Mr. Legg was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clyde; the Clyde VFW, American Legion; Moose and Eagles.
He had worked for 41 years at the N&S Railroad prior to retirement. He had been the owner of the former Legg Tree Service until 1991; and then for 15 years had worked for WSOS delivering meals.

On Aug. 25, 1956, he married Ida Linger. She survives as do their children, Bruce I. Legg, Jr. (Fiancée Linda Shutters), Maumee; Brenda Bailey (Ray), Vickery; and Brian Legg (Tamitha) Legg, Fremont. Seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one sister, Opalene Hoover of Pa, also survive.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Howard Legg; Marvin Legg; Milton Legg; Price Legg and Robert Legg, and one sister, Mamie Hoover.

Visitation will be on Tues., Sept. 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. Rev. Ray Kovach will officiate, with burial in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. Military rites will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s veteran charity of choice.
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Visitation Date: 09/09/2014

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde

Service Date: 09/09/2014

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 S. Main St., Clyde

 

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Donna Blanco on September 9th, 2014 - 6:08 pm said:
Bruce I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Barb McWilliams Steward on September 8th, 2014 - 5:50 pm said:
Aunt Ida, Bruce, Brenda and Brian, so very sorry for your loss. Although it has been years since we've seen each other, sending you love, prayers and peace.


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Amaryllis M. (Russell) Van Allen

04/19/1931 - 09/22/2014

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Carmelo Fontana

11/15/1928 - 09/26/2014

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Wilmer J. "Will" Cramer

12/22/1927 - 09/27/2014

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