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Elsa Bricker
08/30/1922 - 05/25/2015

Elsa Bricker, 92, of Bellevue, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Bellevue Care Center.

She was born August 30, 1922 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Louis A. and Olga (Ott) Authier.

Mrs. Bricker was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue. She was a great listener who loved being with friends and family; she was truly interested in people. She also enjoyed writing.

She had worked in Medical Records at the Bellevue Hospital.

On January 16, 1943 she married Duffy A. Bricker and he preceded her in death on February 27, 1977.

Mrs. Bricker is survived by nieces and nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Angeline Phelps in 2011.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Fish & Loaves Backpack Program, 203 Maple St., Bellevue; CASA, 21 Court St., Tiffin; or Child Evangelism Fellowship, PO Box 573, Bellevue.... Read more

 

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Roberta P. Willacker
05/29/1927 - 05/25/2015

Roberta P. Willacker, 87, of Clyde, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Friedman Village at St. Francis in Tiffin.

She was born May 29, 1927 in Erie County to the late George and Katherine (Steiger) Nuhn.

Mrs. Willacker graduated from Vermillion High School in 1945 and was a homemaker most of her life.

On September 3, 1949 she married Joseph H. Willacker. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2002.

Survivors include their son, Charles "Chuck" (Marianne) Willacker of Seymour, Indiana; granddaughters: Katherine (Steven) Miller of Tiffin and Elizabeth (Kevin) Cook of Green Springs; great-grandchildren: Amelia, Robert, and Coraline; and her siblings: Clarice Snell and George Nuhn Jr., both of Huron.

Visitation will be 9-11am Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main Street, Clyde. Her funeral service will be 11:00am Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Ray Kovach officiating. Burial will follow in Wakeman Cemetery.

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Visitation Date: 05/28/2015

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

Funeral Date: 05/28/2015

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

 

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Community Hospice Care on May 27th, 2015 - 5:22 pm said:
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you for your loss. Thank you for the privilege you have given us to care for your loved one. Please remember our Bereavement Team is available to you during this difficult time if you should need us. Sincerely, Community Hospice Care Staff


 

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Jenell S. Craig
08/18/1944 - 05/17/2015

Jenell S. Craig, 70, of Clyde, died at Stein Hospice, Sandusky on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Jenell was born in Kentucky on August 18, 1944. She attended Clyde Schools and worked at Whirlpool Corp for thirty years, retiring in 2010.

Jenell enjoyed working in her garden.

On February 11, 1983, she married Daniel A. Craig. He survives, along with two sons, Kenneth Osborne, St. Mary’s, Ohio and Tadd (Linda) Osborne, Sandusky. Four grandchildren, Karen Bruns, Kenneth Osborne, Jr.; Tawny Osborne and Brook Walton. Six great grandchildren, as well as two brothers, Dexter (Sally) Chumley, Hartsville, Ohio and Nathan Chumley, Tiffin and stepmother, Joyce Chumley, Port Clinton also survive.

Mrs. Craig was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Chumley as well as her mother and step-father, Ella (Kitchen) and Don Penn, and her father Henry Huston Chumley.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 20, 30315 from 4-8:00 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:30 Am at the funeral home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 05/20/2015

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

Service Date: 05/21/2015

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

 

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Stephanie Caraway on May 18th, 2015 - 10:30 pm said:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss you my Friend rest in peace.

Mary Halbisen on May 18th, 2015 - 9:54 pm said:
Nate, so sorry about your sister......may she rest in peace....


 

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Andrew Jackson Crabtree
01/10/1924 - 05/17/2015

Andrew Jackson Crabtree, 91, of Clyde, died at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Mr. Crabtree was born on January 10, 1924 in Winfield, Tennessee to Andrew and Emma (Schitwood) Crabtree.

After the death of his father, Andrew was raised at the Junior Home in Tiffin. He graduated from high school in 1943. He joined the Marines and was stationed on the Wichita, San Francisco and Minnesota, during World War II, where is was a guard for the Admiral of the ship.
Andrew had the distinguish of being a Shellback, having crossed the equator and going back across.

He was a lifetime member of the Clyde VFW, a member of the Moose and Eagles and the masonic lodge.

On May 14, 1949, he married Alice Slatman. She preceded him in death on August 13, 1987.

Surviving are three children, Andrea (Michael) Kehres, New Caney, Texas; Debra Weber, Tiffin and Andrew (Rose) Crabtree, Tiffin. A Stepson, RIchard (Nancy) Mestrez, in Wartrice, Tennessee. Three grandchildren, Michelle Kehres; Stephanie Bauer and Brandon Crabtree along with one brother, Carl (Dorie) Crabtree in St. Augustine, Florida also survive.

Andrew was preceded in death by a son, Joel Duane Crabtree in August 1994, and eleven siblings.

Family services will be held, under the care of Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio.

Burial in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.

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Mary Geyer on May 22nd, 2015 - 4:29 am said:
Andrea: I am so sorry for the loss of your father. We were best friends as kids and I spend many hours at your house on Minerva street.

Frank Pierce on May 19th, 2015 - 8:27 pm said:
There are so many memories that bring a smile to my face as I look back to when we ran down on George st, He was a good man.and with the help of Mrs. C he tolerated your friends I'm truly sorry for your loss. God Bless you all. I know your family likes to keep things like this private just know that I still love you like a brother Andy J and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Christi Getty on May 18th, 2015 - 4:55 pm said:
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.


 

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Raymond "Jake" Gonya
06/15/1946 - 05/04/2015

Raymond “Jake” Gonya, 68, formerly of Fremont, now of Bonita Springs, Florida, died In Physicians Health Center, Naples on Monday, May 4, 2015.

Jake was born in Sandusky County on June 15, 1946 to Russell and Helen (Snyder) Gonya.

He graduated from St. Joe High School in 1964. He retired in 2005 from the Whirlpool Corp after working there 45 years.

He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Bonita Springs; a former member of St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches in Fremont; the Elks in Florida; a life member of the Eagles and Moose. He was also a member of St. Joe’s Booster Club.

On November 19, 1983, he married Lois Spitler, she survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Paul (Donna) Gonya and Charles (Betty) Gonya, all of Fremont. One niece and six nephews survive as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be on May 11, 2015 from 5-8:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Michael Zacharias officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Joe Booster Club.

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Visitation Date: 05/11/2015

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

Service Date: 05/12/2015

Service Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church - Fremont, Ohio

 

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David Daoust on May 10th, 2015 - 8:00 pm said:
Jake: You were a good friend and classmate. I remember spending the night over at your house and us going fishing, and playing football with your brothers. Your mom and dad were the best. I'll miss you. Go with God's peace.

Jean Tennill on May 9th, 2015 - 12:28 am said:
Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep in touch. Jean

Asssociated Buyers Inc. on May 8th, 2015 - 3:48 pm said:
Family of Raymond "Jake" Gonya In your time of sorrow may it ease your pain to know that others are thinking of you. Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families Edward, Sandra and Donald L.Schultz

Jim Shellhammer on May 7th, 2015 - 3:01 am said:
Lois, sorry to hear about your Jake. I send prayers to you and your family. Jim, CHS Class of 66.


 

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Shirley A. Halbeisen
11/4/1928 - 05/01/2015

Shirley A. Halbeisen, 86, of Fremont, died on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Bellevue Care Center.

Mrs. Halbeisen was born in Riley Township, Sandusky County, Ohio on November 4, 1928 to the now deceased Robert Leroy and Ethel (Davis) Gardner.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde and the Kin Hunters of Sandusky County.

In 1945, Shirley graduated from Clyde High School. She then attended Tiffin University, and enrolled in training for Civilian Employment for the Air Technical Service Command when World War II ended. Following this she graduated from Fremont Beauty School.

Shirley had worked in New York City for American Airlines prior to gradation from beauty school, when she opened her business, Shirl-Lon Coiffures, Lindsey, Ohio.

For many years, Shirley had volunteered as a genealogist in the Hayes Research Library of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

On September 27, 1947, she married WWII veteran Bernard Henry Halbeisen. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2002.

Survivors include five children, Rynda (Ray) Stover, Columbus; Veda (Joseph) Rugola, Columbus; Renee (Donald) Goebel, Fremont; Brock Halbeisen; and Cana (Douglas) Szymanowski, Fremont. Twelve grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one brother, Thomas Gardner, Bellevue also survive.

Her brother, Robert Gardner is deceased.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4-8:00 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral mass will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde with Rev. Ed Schleter officiating.
Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hayes Research Library, Fremont, Ohio or to Stein Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 05/08/2015

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

Service Date: 05/09/2015

Service Location: St. Mary Catholic Church - Clyde, Ohio

 

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Pat Miller on May 7th, 2015 - 8:57 pm said:
My sincere sympathies. It is never easy to say goodby to those we love. .

Nanette Folsom on May 5th, 2015 - 2:54 pm said:
So sorry for your loss.

Danielle McClory on May 5th, 2015 - 12:52 am said:
My deepest sympathy to you Cana and your family. No matter how prepared you think you are it is not easy. I remember some of the stories you told me about your Mom and she sounded like a great person and parent. Hold your memories close and let them give you comfort in this difficult time.


 

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Denton Wayne Meek
09/06/1942 - 04/30/2015

Denton Wayne Meek, 72, of rural Fremont, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Promedica Memorial Hospital.

Denny was born in Fremont on September 6, 1942 to Fred and Margaret (Shasky) Meek. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1960.
In June, after graduation, he joined the US Navy and served until August 1963.

In 2004, following 40 years of employment at Whirlpool Corp, he retired.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clyde; a lifetime member of the Clyde VFW; a member of the American Legion. For many years, he was a member of the Honor Guard.

On December 31, 1990, Denny married Shirley Kays. She survives, along with children, Maureen (Nathan) Risch, Fremont; Sean Meek, Clyde and June Kays (Richard Worrell) Clyde. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also survive.

Mr. Meek was preceded in death by his parents,a brother, Fred Meek and sister, Carolyn Below. An infant great granddaughter, Jordan is also deceased.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1-5:00 pm, with Post Services at 4:45 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be at 5:00 pm Sunday with Pastor Roberta Thornton officiating. Burial will be on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Cemetery with military rites provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.

Memorials may be sent to Clyde VFW or Promedica Memorial Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 05/03/2015

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

Service Date: 05/03/2015

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

 

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Karen Sawyer on May 4th, 2015 - 12:49 pm said:
Shirley, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Denny. My prayer is that God will wrap you in His arms and give you strength and comfort. Blessings to all. Karen Sawyer

Charles Kilmer on May 1st, 2015 - 2:16 am said:
Denton was always my friend. Even though we have not been in direct contact for years, I have always thought highly of him. I will miss him and will pray for him and his family. My heartfelt condolences to his family on their loss.

Cheryl (Johnson) & Jim Wing on April 30th, 2015 - 9:59 pm said:
Shirley, Mom, Sean, & June, Peace be with you & yours. So many memories so many years. Favorite one Denny's pride as he marched in parades & carried the flag. So Denny march on & wave that flag forever. xxoo Cheryl & Jim Wing (A Johnson Kid)


 

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Marie "Toni" Aller
08/30/1933 - 04/20/2015

Marie “Toni” A. Aller, 81, of Marysville, Ohio died on April 20, 2015 at her home with her two sons by her side, after a battle with cancer.



Toni was born in Youngstown, Ohio on August 30, 1933 to the late George and Catherine (Cuccaro) Laviola. She moved to Bellevue in 1936 and worked at the GE lamp plant until they closed in 1985, prior to her retirement. Toni was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue and a 1951 graduate of Bellevue High School. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends, and was an avid reader, enjoyed her skills in crafting, sewing and crocheting. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life.



On July 23, 1955, she married Jack V. Aller (deceased). Surviving are her two sons, John D. Aller of Bradenton, Florida and Gary (Debbie) Aller, of Marysville, Ohio. Grandchildren are Heather Crotty and Brittany Aller, two step-granddaughters, Rochelle Keaton and Amber Robbins, sister-in-law Barbara Laviola “Little Sis” and numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.



Toni was preceded in death by her siblings Domenic Laviola and Nick Laviola.



John and Gary remember their mom as Loving, Creative, Intelligent, Petite but Spunky.



Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00am until the funeral at Noon at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, OH. The Rev. Jonathan Wight will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellevue.



Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Loving Care Hospice of Marysville, Ohio in memory of Marie A. Aller.



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Visitation Date: 04/25/2015

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

Service Date: 04/25/2015

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

 

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Lori Schrolucke-Foster on May 4th, 2015 - 7:39 pm said:
My deepest sympathies to your and your family, John. Difficult losing your mother.

David & Luann Laviola on April 26th, 2015 - 4:57 pm said:
Gary, John and family,, You have our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a great lady and had a lasting influence on me growing up. You will all continue to by in our prayers. Love, Dave and Luann

Rea Braley Spotts on April 24th, 2015 - 5:57 pm said:
Dear John and Gary and your families - this little lady will be truly missed !! How grateful I am to have know her - she was a gem. Love to all, Rea

jeri fistek on April 24th, 2015 - 12:35 pm said:
Your parents were nice people. Toni always made me smile. I took care of their eyeglasses afew years ago. Then moved out of the area. Sorry for your loss.


 

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Kelly Sue Huffman
October 4, 1969 - 04/15/2015

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Kelly Sue Huffman, 45, died, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky.

Kelly was born in Fremont on October 4, 1969. She graduated from Ross in 1988.

Until her illness, she had worked at Revere Plastics in Clyde.

She enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, movies, but especially spending time her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Chelsey Huffman, Gibsonburg; son, Chase Huffman, Fremont; her parents, Trish and Herbert Butts, Fremont and Robert Huffman, Fostoria; grandfather, Donald Huffman, Fostoria; sister, Jodi (Chad) Beaber, Gibsonburg; step sisters, Tina (Duane) Willman, Texas; and Christine (Marshall) Dunn, Mansfield. One grandson, Rayden Huffman, one niece, Alaina Beaber and one nephew, Jarrett Beaber, also survive.

Kelly was preceded by her maternal grandparents, Millie and Fritz Krassow.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6-8:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio.

The family would like to thank the compassionate and caring individuals at Stein Hospice for comfort that Kelly received while a patient.

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice or to the family.
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Visitation Date: 04/20/2015

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

 

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Margaret Ann Fairbanks on April 23rd, 2015 - 2:20 pm said:
Chelsey and Chase I'm so sorry about your great loss.I wanted so bad to be there for you but just couldn't.God bless you and yours.Come see me anytime.Love Margaret Ann

Lorrie Miller on April 20th, 2015 - 6:23 pm said:
So sorry to hear of your loss....your family is in our prayers....

Tammy Zanetti on April 18th, 2015 - 4:07 am said:
I pray for comfort and peace for the whole family. Kelly was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. I know I will miss our random midnight phone calls.

Tina Willman on April 17th, 2015 - 6:10 pm said:
May you rest in peace Kelly.

Christina Rowland on April 17th, 2015 - 6:08 am said:
Cousin Kelly, You will be Loved and Missed very much. I know that you are no longer in pain and are with your Beloved Grandmother(s) and Favorite Uncle Vic. This is not goodbye but see you when I get called home. Love Crisy

Sharon (Gonya) Hall on April 17th, 2015 - 5:23 am said:
So sorry to hear of Kelly's passing, we went to high school together and I remember her fondly. My condolences go to her children, family and friends, may she rest in peace.


 

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Stephen Valko
10/17/1924 - 04/12/2015

Stephen Valko, 90, of Bellevue, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Bellevue Care Center.

He was born October 17, 1924 in Cleveland to Michael and Julia (Wagner) Valko. In 1939 he moved to Bellevue with his brothers, Michael and Albert, and the three were raised by their foster parents, Al & Veronica Weithman in Bellevue.

Mr. Valko served our country in the Navy during WWII (1943-1946). He served 18 months in the Pacific. Mr. Valko was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where he had taught CCD and Knights of Columbus. He coached CYO basketball and started the CYO football program in the early 1960's. He also played for the semi-pro football team, Sandusky Maroons.

On September 12, 1949 he married Betty J. (Aldrich). She preceded him in death on January 30, 2011.

Survivors include his sons: Thomas Valko; Gary (Holly) Valko; and Greg (Linda) Valko, all of Bellevue; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Albert (Ann) Valko of Bellevue and his sister-in-law, Donna Valko of Bellevue.

In addition to his parents, foster parents, and wife, Stephen was preceded in death by his son, Robert Valko; his siblings: Frances Karaba; Helen Bednar; Edward Valko; and Michael Valko.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue. The Rosary will be recited at 7:45pm Thursday. His funeral mass will be 11:00am Friday, April 17 at Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center Street, Bellevue with Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue St. Mary's Cemetery. Military graveside services will be provided by the Bellevue VFW and American Legion and Marine Corps League.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or School.
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Visitation Date: 04/16/2015

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

Service Date: 04/17/2015

Service Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Bellevue, Ohio

 

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Jean & Jim Eberly on April 15th, 2015 - 4:35 am said:
We are very sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts are of the good families of Brinker St. as we grew up. Our prayers are for you & family.


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Elsa Bricker

08/30/1922 - 05/25/2015

Elsa Bricker, 92, of Bellevue, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Bellevue Care Center. She was born August 30, 1922 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the lat... Read more

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Roberta P. Willacker

05/29/1927 - 05/25/2015

Roberta P. Willacker, 87, of Clyde, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Friedman Village at St. Francis in Tiffin. She was born May 29, 1927 in Erie C... Read more

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Jenell S. Craig

08/18/1944 - 05/17/2015

Jenell S. Craig, 70, of Clyde, died at Stein Hospice, Sandusky on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Jenell was born in Kentucky on August 18, 1944. She attende... Read more

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