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Charles W. Bucklew
07/31/1945 - 07/28/2015

Charles W. Bucklew,69, of Tiffin, Ohio died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Elmwood at the Springs, Green Springs.

Charles was born on July 31, 1945 in Millersburg, Ohio to Harold Houghton and Ethel (Lowe) Bucklew.

He liked music and had been a bass player. He was a repairman of CB radios and TV's. He had worked at Heinz in Fremont.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Bucklew, Tiffin; two sons, Matthew Bucklew, Green Springs and Erik Bucklew Tiffin along with six grandchildren. His girlfriend, Shirley Simkin of Tiffin, and siblings, Virginia (Mark) Gullett and Larry (Trudy) Bucklew all of Clyde also survive.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Crystal Kay Bucklew and a brother, Ron Bucklew.
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Alan "Dale" Carroll
07/01/1952 - 08/01/2015

Alan Dale Carroll, 63, of Clyde, died at University of Toledo Medical Center, on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Dale was born in Pikeville, Kentucky on July 1, 1952 to the now deceased Orville and Mildred (Blaylock) Carroll.

He moved to Clyde when he was nine months old, making it his “hometown”.

In 1971, he graduated from Clyde High School. Dale went to work at Whirlpool, then retired in 2003. He had also been the head of the Sandusky County Softball Commission.

His passion was wrestling. He was the Clyde Wrestling Coach for many years, receiving the Coach of the Year in 2006.

Dale was a Blue and Gold and Scarlet and Gray fan and supporter.

On July 1, 1972, he married Suzanne Tea. She survives along with three daughters, Christy (Brad) Schramm, Stony Ridge; Angie (Damon) Runion and Brandy (Jeremiah) Glass, all of Clyde. Seven grandchildren, Cameron and Connor Schramm; Gracie and Luke Runion; Savannah Long; Miley and Lucy Glass, as well as siblings; Lisa Carroll, Clyde; Greg (Shirley) Akers, Tiffin and Karen Jo (Chuck) McClenathen, Clyde also survive.

Dale was preceded by his brother, Arvel Akers, who was killed in Viet Nam.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 11:00 Am until the service at 1:00 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Pastor Candace Seaman will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Clyde Wrestling Program.

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Visitation Date: 08/04/2015

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

Service Date: 08/04/2015

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

 

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Dorothy M. Dick
07/07/1915 - 07/26/2015

Dorothy M. Dick, 100, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Willows.

She was born July 7, 1915 in Fremont to the late Chester A. and Irene (Giebel) Culbert.

Mrs. Dick was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. She had been a member of the Altar Guild there and also a member of the Garden Club.

She graduated from Fremont Ross High School and was a homemaker. In June 1940, she married Thomas Hillhouse. He preceded her in death in 1968. She later married John F. Dick. He preceded her in death in 1987.

Survivors include her children: Thomas (Sue) Hillhouse of Ridgeway, Colorado; and Diane Hillhouse-Lambert of Winter Garden, Florida; grandchildren: Timothy (Clare) Hillhouse of Chapel Hill, NC; John (Andrea) Hillhouse of Newbury Port, MA; Michael Lambert of Miami, FL; and Kara Lambert of Vero Beach, FL; great-grandchildren: Robert, Avery, Jane, Frank, Henry, Austin, & Morgan; sister, Paula (James) Jennings of Niceville, FL; and many special nieces and nephews and their families.

Her funeral service will be 10:00am Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest Street, Bellevue. Rev. Juli Lejman-Guy will officiate and burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Stein Hospice.
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Funeral Date: 07/30/2015

Funeral Location: St. John's Lutheran Church - 209 Southwest Street, Bellevue

 

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Larry Gene Sumner II
01/11/1985 - 07/25/2015

Larry Gene Sumner, II, 30 of Clyde, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Larry was born in Fremont on January 11, 1985 to Larry and Dawn (Dalzell) Sumner. He was a 2003 graduate of Clyde High School and was working at Fremont Plastics.

Larry enjoyed playing baseball.
He was a Dallas Cowboy and Michigan Wolverine fan. He was a wonderful cook and liked to cook for his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, a sister, Rachel Davis (Jason Howey) Bellevue; a brother, Dustin Sumner, Clyde; four nieces and nephews, Cameron Davis; Caden Davis; Emma Davis and Maggie Howey. Many aunts,uncles and cousins also survive.

Larry was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Peer and Phyllis Dalzell and Gloria Sumner Goon and Leon Sumner.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Forest St., Clyde from 11:00 AM until the services at noon. Rev. Alan Knoke will officiate. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice.

Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Visitation Date: 07/31/2015

Visitation Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church - Forest Street, Clyde

Service Date: 07/31/2015

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

 

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Martin and Tara Erevia on July 29th, 2015 - 2:48 pm said:
Larry was like a son to me. I have so many memories of him and Josh growing up. My condolences to you and your family.

Paula Renfro on July 28th, 2015 - 11:03 pm said:
Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. He is at peace and in good hands. I will keep you in my prayers. Paula Renfro


 

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Elizabeth "Betty" L. Downing
09/06/1937 - 07/23/2015

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Downing, 77, Vickery, died at her home on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Betty was born in Elyria on September 6, 1937 to the now deceased Conrad and Florence (Stockmaster) Limber. She was a 1954 graduate of Bellevue High School.

She had been a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vickery. She enjoyed reading and all crafts,

On October 1, 1955, she married Robert E. Downing. He survives, along with their children, Daniel (Peggy) Downing, Fremont; Diane Flowers, Virginia; Jill (Brad) Ruhlman, Bellevue and Joy (Dennis) Smith, Bellevue. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Her sister, Florence Ebersole survives in Fremont.

Mrs. Downing was preceded in death by a brother, William Limber and a sister, Barbara Limber.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice.

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Visitation Date: 07/27/2015

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

Service Date: 07/27/2015

Service Location: Mitcfhell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde

 

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Claude P. Schneider
03/171922 - 07222015

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Claude P. Schneider, 93, of Bellevue, died at The Willows on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Mr. Schneider was born in Franks, Ohio on March 17, 1922 to the now deceased Charles and Mary Magadelena “Lena” (Wurm) Schneider. He attended Franks School.
He was a dairy and grain farmer all of this working life.

Claude was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

On November 5, 1949, he marred Margaret A. Burrer. She survives along with their six children; Carol (Jeff) Shearer, Clayton, North Carolina; Diane (Dave) Didion, Bellevue; Kenneth (Leslie) Schneider, Dublin, Ohio; Roger (Nancy) Schneider, Republic; Barbara (Frank) Von Maluski, Centerville and Ron (Dawn) Schneider, Bellevue. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

Claude was preceded in death by his sister, Leona Bertsch and two brothers, Donald Schneider and Edwin Schneider.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 28, 2015 from 4-8:00 pm at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio with Rosary at 3:30 pm. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue with Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Burial will be St. Mary’s Cemetery , Bellevue.

Memorials may be made to The Willows Activity Department.

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Visitation Date: 07/27/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, ohio

Service Date: 07/28/2015

Service Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Center Street, Bellevue

 

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Dan and Ollie Mason on July 28th, 2015 - 11:02 pm said:
Roger, Nancy and family---our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Lynne & John McKerlie on July 27th, 2015 - 5:26 pm said:
Dear Carol, Jeff & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time.


 

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June Carol Russell
06/16/1917 - 07/19/2015

June Carol (Grams) Russell, formerly of County Road 308, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on July 19, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was 98 years old.

June was born June 16, 1917, the fourth of five children of John Ralph Swartz and Leta Bell (Lutz) Swartz in Bellevue, Ohio. June attended the former Pike School, and graduated in 1934 from Fostoria High School. She enjoyed reading and taking care of her garden.

June married Ethern Penn (EP) Russell on August 16, 1936 and moved around several different places with her husband for his job until finally settling in rural Bellevue. There, she started a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Bellevue Hospital, mostly in the Maternity Ward, for 35 years until her retirement in 1982. Ethern preceded her in death on December 13, 1984.

Grams was a charter member of Faith Bible Church of Bellevue and attended faithfully up until the time she could no longer physically make it there. She had been a long time prayer warrior for her family, church family, missionaries and her country. She enjoyed camping and taking her grandchildren to see many wonderful sights and destinations that left an appreciation for the beauty and history of our country in each one. Her great-grandchildren were all taken to “the Duck Pond” to feed the ducks on a regular basis.

Grams was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Mason Payne, who raised her, her husband, her siblings; Dorothy (Earl) Stubblefield, Kenwood (Geraldine) Swartz, Edwin (Eleanor) Swartz and Bernice (Renato) Pacchini. June is survived by her son, Roger (Janet) Russell, and grandchildren; Keith (Rochelle) Russell, Gregory (Dawn) Russell, Eric Russell and Lori (Dan) Riedy. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and eleven step-great-great grandchildren. Grams is also survived by several nieces and nephews. All tolled, Grams leaves behind a great legacy of a woman that loved her family with all her heart, and she will be deeply missed by all.

Visitors will be received at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street in Bellevue on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be from Faith Bible Church of Bellevue, 400 Southwest Street, with Pastor Ralph Flynn officiating her “Going Home” service at 11 AM on Thursday, July 23, with viewing at the church previously at 10 AM. Burial will follow in the York Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to Faith Bible Church of Bellevue.




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Service Date: 07/22/2015

Service Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue

Funeral Date: 07/23/2015

Funeral Location: Faith Bible Church - SW Street, Bellevue, Ohio

 

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Nelson Orwig on July 21st, 2015 - 4:05 am said:
Roger and Janet, We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family, Nelson & Glenna Orwig

Jferkel family on July 21st, 2015 - 3:51 am said:
Gram June made us feel special with her bright smile and lilting voice.


 

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Merry H. Lerch
12/25/1921 - 07/14/2015

Merry H. Lerch, 93, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Willows.

She was born December 25, 1921 in Long Beach, California to the late Walter Sr. and Myrtle (Stantz) Curtiss.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and going to Cedar Point. Merry graduated from Scott High School in 1940 and attended the University of Toledo. She worked 29 years at GE until her retirement.

On August 17, 1942 she married William Lerch. He preceded her in death on January 6, 1988.

She is survived by her good friend, Norma Vandemark of Bellevue; her caregiver, Christal Wiedle and family of Bellevue; and Mary Ann Rios of Bellevue. Nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Curtiss Jr.

Her funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue . Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Phil Gardner will officiate and burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Stein Hospice.

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Visitation Date: 07/18/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio

Funeral Date: 07/18/2015

Funeral Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue

 

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Susan on July 16th, 2015 - 11:01 pm said:
Dear Aunt Merry, We miss you terribly. We have wonderful memories of you and Uncle Bill. We will miss you forever. Your loving family: Herman W. Lerch; Christine McHale; Michelle Limbacher; Howard and Susan (Lerch) Carl; Jennifer Dodd; Jason Carl; Kelly Berry; Darin Lerch; and Linda and Don Kerr. We will hold our memories of you close to our hearts! Love, The Lerch families


 

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Ballard James Martin
11/01/1930 - 07/10/2015

Ballard James Martin, 84, Sandusky, died at the Firelands Regional Medical Center, Friday, July 10, 2015

Mr. Martin was born in Pikeville, Ky. on November 1, 1930 to the now deceased Creed and Spicey (Moore) Martin.

He retired in 1996, after 43 years at the Whirlpool Corp. He was a member of the Maumee Valley Winnies and an avid CB’er, under the name “Beeper”.

On June 21, 1975, he married Julia Fay Tornow. She survives. Three sons also survive, Rudy (Barb) Martin, Sandusky; Rick (June) Martin, Green springs and Russ Martin, Columbus. Sixteen grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, Marilyn Swain, Castalia and Connie Martin, Green Springs, along with a half brother Philman Martin in Tennessee also survive.

Ballard James was preceded in death by two sons, Roy Martin and Ron Martin. A half brother, Albert Hamilton, Jr. is also deceased.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 3-7:00 pm at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Tyree officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Visitation Date: 07/14/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio

Service Date: 07/15/2015

Service Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio

 

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Winston & Rae Allen on July 15th, 2015 - 2:18 am said:
Aunt Faye and The Martin Family, We send our most sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Ballard. In life we never know what tomorrow will bring but one thing we do know is that God knows best.May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. God Bless you all


 

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Thomas Arthur Amanat
06/07/1937 - 07/05/2015

Thomas Arthur Amanat,78, of Clyde, died at his home on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Tom was born on June 7, 1937 to Aristeds and Elizabeth Laura (VanWert) Amanat. He graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

Mr. Amanat retired from the US Air Force, after over twenty-five years of service.

Survivors include his sister, Laura (Hollis) McBroom of Clyde; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Addleman and Wanda Schuhart.

Military graveside services will be held on Friday, July 10,2015 at Noon at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Service Date: 07/10/2015

Service Location: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery - Spring St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Todd & Vicki Schmitz & family on July 7th, 2015 - 4:47 pm said:
So sorry. We know how you all love & care for another. May God fill your hearts with smiling memories and may your friends & family comfort you w/ hugs & happy thoughts. Many blessings to you all during this time & always,

Laura Lopez on July 7th, 2015 - 4:14 am said:
I love you Uncle Tom. You were a great uncle and I seen right through your grouchy side. I will miss our chats rather it was by phone or visit. The stories you told always made me smile and I will miss them. Make Nana, Aunt Wanda , Uncle Fred, Pudgie,Hutchie, Grandma and Granpa some Chinese stew in heaven. I love you.


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Charles W. Bucklew

07/31/1945 - 07/28/2015

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Alan "Dale" Carroll

07/01/1952 - 08/01/2015

Alan Dale Carroll, 63, of Clyde, died at University of Toledo Medical Center, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Dale was born in Pikeville, Kentucky on... Read more

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Dorothy M. Dick

07/07/1915 - 07/26/2015

Dorothy M. Dick, 100, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Willows. She was born July 7, 1915 in Fremont to the late Chester A. and Irene... Read more

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