Donald D. Baker
08/16/1933 - 08/31/2014
Donald D. Baker, 81, of Clyde, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
He was born August 16, 1933 in Fremont to Merle and Hazel (Willis) Baker.
Don was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clyde, Clyde Eagles, and Clyde VFW. He had served our country in the US Army from 1957-1962. He retired from the Whirlpool Corp after 41 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Ronda Jean of Huron and Marcy Kay of Sandusky. His brother, Roland (Barb) Baker of Clyde and sisters-in-law, Iva Baker of Fremont and Arlene Baker of Clyde also survive.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert, Richard, Harold, Herbert, Gerald, Clayton, Delbert, Ross, Howard, Merlin "Dutch", Ralph, and his sister, Viola Farster... Read more
Visitation Date: 09/03/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Funeral Date: 09/04/2014
Funeral Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Dorman G. "Whitey" Bigelow
09/11/1920 - 08/24/2014
Dorman G. “Whitey” Bigelow, 93, formerly of Clyde, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky.
He was born September 11, 1920 in Clyde to the late Franklin Anthony and Jenny Irene (Fitz) Bigelow.
Whitey served our county in the US Army during WWII. He had driven truck for Preston Trucking.
On January 24, 1948 he married Edythe A. (Jacobs) Bigelow and she preceded him in death on August 29, 2000.
Survivors include their daughters, Kimberly (Greg) Preston of Fremont; Susan (James) Milleson of Tennessee; and Elizabeth “Betty” Hackenburg. Ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren also survive.
Whitey was preceded in death by his parents, all his siblings, and a granddaughter.
A military graveside service will be 10:00am Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Veteran’s Section of McPherson Cemetery in Clyde. Military rites will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in Clyde is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the family in care of the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main Street, Clyde.... Read more
Service Date: 09/05/2014
Service Location: Veteran's Section of McPherson Cemetery - corner of US Route 20 and Ohio Route 101, Clyde
Diana Zerman Thurston
08/23/1951 - 08/21/2014
Diana Zerman Thurston, 62, of Valrico, Florida, formerly of Clyde, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Florida.
She was born August 23, 1951 in Fremont to Frank A. and Faye L. (Miller) Zerman.
Diana graduated from Clyde High School in 1970 and had lived in Texas, Michigan, and Florida.
She is survived by her mother, Faye Zerman Snyder of Palmetto, Florida; her partner, Don Rackley in Valrico, Florida; her brothers, Frank (Pat) Zerman of Mt. Gilead and Chuck (Becky) Zerman of Clyde; and nieces and nephews.
Diana was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Faye Myers; and her step-father, Norman Snyder.
A private family graveside service will be held at Bakertown Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials in memory of Diana can be given to the Moffet Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.... Read more
08/18/2014 - 08/24/2014
Juanita Burrows, 92, of Green Springs, Ohio died at the Promedica Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Ohio on Sun., Aug. 24, 2014.
Mrs. Burrows was born in Kentucky on March 31, 1922 to the now deceased Oscar and Honor (Clark) Jackson. She was a member of the Alliance Church in Fremont. Also a member of the Green Springs VFW Auxiliary for 59 years.
On Sept. 30, 1940, she married Art Burrows, he preceded her on Aug. 9, 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley (Barry) Covert, Green Springs, a son, Arthur Dwayne Burrows, Davenport, Fla; four grandchildren, including Terry (Karen) Covert; Jeff (Diane) Covert and Amy (Brian) Fjeldsted; seven great grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Juanita was preceded by four sisters, Margaret Hawkins; Grace Peters; Nona Lucas; Ellen Watts; and two brothers, Harry Jackson; Walter Jackson.
Visitation will be on Wed., Aug.27, 2014 from 4:00- 8:30 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home 218 S. Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be on Thurs., Aug. 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Alliance Church in Fremont with the Rev. Glenn Merrill officiating. Burial will be in Green Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 08/27/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 S. main St., Clyde, Ohio
Service Date: 08/28/2014
Service Location: Alliance Church - Brush St., Fremont, Ohio
Ruth Hill on August 27th, 2014 - 8:35 pm said:
Sending warm and caring thoughts to all the family of Juanita Burrows on the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. May all your precious memories with Juanita help you through this difficult time
N. Scott Myers
01/20/1965 - 08/21/2014
Scott Myers, 49, lost his two year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home in Clyde.
Scott was born in Sandusky on January 20, 1965 to the now deceased Norman G. and Marian (Cleveland) Myers. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1985. In 2012, he retired from Whirlpool Corp. He had been the owner of Myers & Son Lawn Care.
Scott was a member of The Clyde Eagles and Moose. He was a former member of the Clyde Kiwanis Club. His fifteen year membership in the Clyde Fire Dept., having held the position of Lieutenant, held a special place his Scott’s heart. He held several offices in the Clyde Fireman’s Assoc.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Rohrbacher) Myers; a son, Seth Myers, Clyde; a daughter, Kaylee Myers, Fremont; step daughter, Kari Mestrez, Sandusky; step son, Cory Rohrbacher, Fremont; Five step grandchildren, Gideon; Jarrett; Cati; Hayden; Noah; two brothers, Denny (Sheryl) Myers; Doug Myers, all of Clyde; two sisters, Vickie Shaffer (Fred Coleman), Green Springs; Patti Cooner (Jeff) Clyde. Nieces and nephews, Bobbi (Gerald) Hill; Brandi (Joe) Britt; Brian (Dionne) Myers; Kim (DeWayne) Nagle; Derek(Nicole) Myers; Paul Shaffer; Kevin(Michelle) Cooner; and Ashley Cooner.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Myers.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from Noon until 4:00 pm and 5-8:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde. The Clyde Fireman Service will be at 8:00 pm. His funeral will be on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM at The First United Methodist Church, Clyde with Rev. Ray Kovach officiating. The funeral procession will be escorted by the Clyde Fire Department. Burial will be in Green Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Clyde Fireman’s Assoc. Children’s Fire Safety Program or Stein Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 08/24/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Service Date: 08/24/2014
Service Location: Michell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Funeral Date: 08/25/2014
Funeral Location: First United Methodist Church - 510 West Maple Street, Clyde
Beth Hackenburg on August 29th, 2014 - 3:58 am said:
My sympathy to Scott's entire family. I have two vivid memories of Scott when he would visit South Main School. When Scott would come to eat lunch with the kids they would ALL want him to sit with them. To pacify them he would move from table to table to talk to as many students as possible. The other memory is when the firemen would come to the school for a fire drill and Scott would head straight to the kitchen for a cookie. Scott would walk down the hall and cause a streak of jealousy with the other men so they also would head for the kitchen. Scott would always have a smile for everyone. Scott earned the love and respect from the elementary students and the older generation alike. Scott would do anything for anyone that was in need. Scott blew snow, mowed, painted, and trimmed (like none other) and still maintained a full time job at Whirlpool. Scott had an amazing work ethic that I am sure he inherited from his father, Norm. Scott will truly be missed by all but I am sure he has his arm around my Gram (Ruth Scheerer) saying, there's my girlfriend! Thank you, Scott, for all you have done for the young and older generation and The Clyde Community! You are surely a Special Angel!
Pamela (Morris) Eilrich on August 25th, 2014 - 1:13 am said:
Denny, Doug and all your family members, I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you.
Rebecca Bejarano on August 24th, 2014 - 6:09 pm said:
We met on the old line 2....we had alot of laughs and long talks...there was never a dull moment with you around...I was honored to be your friend....the dear lord has taken you home...no more pain...you will be sadly missed....rip my friend...God bless Nancy and the rest of the family
Grace Schoenfeld on August 23rd, 2014 - 2:15 pm said:
I can't begin to express how sad I am that Scott is gone from us. He touched so many, many people in the community and gave so selflessly of himself. My sincere sympathy to Nancy and all Scott's family. Know that he is with God this day in heaven.
Robert L. Nellessen
01/31/1930 - 08/11/2014
Robert (Bob) L. Nellessen left our world for God’s eternity on August 11, 2014 after losing his battle with melanoma which he fought for 5 years. He was surrounded by the love of his family—both those present beside him -- and those praying throughout the country.
Bob was born on January 31, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois. He grew up devoted to his Catholic faith attending parochial schools throughout his primary educational years. Bob held many jobs over his lifetime, including setting pins in the Red Crown Bowling alley, soda jerk at Lomar drug store, U.S. mail carrier, insurance investigator, snow plow driver, accountant, state bank examiner, and controller for a truck equipment company in Arizona. He grew up knowing the value of a nickel and was always extremely thrifty and guarded when spending money. As a child of the depression era, he learned to “make do” as his Mama always said. Bob was a Boy and Girl Scout leader for many years when his kids were little in Illinois. Through Scouting he learned to love the outdoors--camping, fishing and canoeing. Bob loved math, puzzles, cryptograms, reading and music. His favorite book of all time was Clowns of God by Morris West. He also loved piano music and his favorite musical group was Abba.
Bob’s love of the Catholic Church drew him to pursue the honor of Deacon. During his time of ministry, he was actively involved in the teen SEARCH program in Phoenix and prison ministry. He was a man known for his compassion and his laughter. One could not be around him very long without sharing a laugh or two---that was just who he was. He was a man of simple needs and found joy in puttering in his shed or “MacGyvering” something unusual that no one else would ever think of. Give him a rubber band --and he would build you a rocket.
Surviving Bob are his loving wife Trudy (Kusmer) of Fremont; his beloved son Joseph Jeffrey “J.J.” of Lindsey, Ohio; his wonderful daughter Cheryl Ann Hallman of Phoenix, Arizona; his son Robert A. Nellessen of northern California; and his daughter Paula J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona. He is also survived by his grandchildren Brittany and Justin Hallman of Phoenix, Arizona. Bob’s parents, Bernard Joseph and Eleanor Katherine (Blume) Nellessen of Evanston, IL predeceased him as did his sisters Doreen Elizabeth Hincker (George) and Suanne Rose McNamee. Bob has two surviving siblings: his brother Donald Bernard Nellessen (Patti Jo) of Mesa, Arizona and his sister Sally Josephine Nellessen of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, throughout the country, whom he loved dearly.
Bob’s life will be celebrated with a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Sacred Heart Parish in Fremont, Ohio with Fr. Ken Lill officiating and Deacon Alfredo Diaz assisting. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a luncheon in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family request that contributions be made in his memory to Stein Hospice, Sandusky, Ohio who shared his final journey with grace and brought him compassion, dignity and peace.
We will miss him.
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Service Date: 08/30/2014
Service Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 550 Smith Road, Fremont
jen smith on August 26th, 2014 - 5:23 pm said:
I pray that Roberts love for you and JJ will always be in your heart to bring comfort to you when you are lonely, strength when you need it most and the knowledge that true love never ends. My heart goes out to you in this time of transition. ,
Pamela and David Eilrich on August 23rd, 2014 - 12:57 am said:
Trudy and Family, We send our sincerest sympathies to you. We are sorry we never met Bob. The details of his life were so inspiring. We send our love to you.
Mary Ellen Sanford
06/21/1939 - 08/19/2014
Mary Ellen Sanford, 75, of Clyde, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Firelands Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 21, 1939 in Fremont to the late Darrell R. and Lelo B. (Meek) Hudson.
Mary Ellen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clyde, where she had served as secretary for many years. She graduated from Clyde High School in 1957. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, and cross stitch. She was a great cook who loved spending time with her family.
On June 22, 1957 she married William C. Sanford, Sr. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2014.
She is survived by their children: Carol Sanford of Orville, Ohio; Barbara (Rex) LeJeune of Fremont; William Jr. (Bev) Sanford of Oak Harbor; John (Jackie) Sanford of Clyde; and James Sanford of Clyde; three grandchildren: Jennifer Sanford; Courtney (Ben) Elam; and Chrissy Sanford; and two great-grandchildren: Cora and Benjamin Elam.
In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her daughter, Alison Sanford Halley; her grandson, John Sanford II; and her brother, Dave Hudson.
Graveside services will be held 11:00am Friday, August 22, 2014 at McPherson Cemetery in Clyde. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in Clyde is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be given for the family in care of the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home.... Read more
Service Date: 08/22/2014
Service Location: McPherson Cemetery - corner of US Route 20 and State Route 101, Clyde
Luetta Mary Tea
10/07/1917 - 08/04/2014
Luetta Mary Tea, 96, Clyde, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Extended Family Assisted Living in Bellevue. She was born October 7, 1917 to Joseph A. Wagoner and Gladys (Billman) Waggoner in Clyde, where she lived her entire life.
She attended Clyde schools and graduated from Clyde High School with the class of 1935.
On June 22, 1939, she married William K. Tea at the First Presbyterian Church on her grandparent’s 52nd wedding anniversary.
Luetta worked for 25 years for the Clyde Board of Education as the secretary at Clyde Junior High School, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clyde; Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star; a Charter member of the Clyde Eagles 2291 and the Clyde Moose Lodge. She enjoyed golfing, crafting and reading.
Survivors include a daughter, Luann (Mark) Gressman, Clyde; daughter-in-law, Linda Tea, Richmond, Ind; 7 grandchildren; Laurie (Robert) Woodruff; Lisa (Brian) Benedict; Bradley (Brenda) Tea; Lenee (Charles) Brosh; Jennifer (Jerry) Bupp; David (Jillian) Combs; Lindsay (John) Biggs; 2 step grandchildren; Kevin (Samantha) Gressman; and Max (Laura) Gressman and 16 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Wed., Aug. 6, from 10:00 AM until Noon at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St.,Clyde. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at the funeral home, with Rev. David Gowen officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
A special thank you to Karen Pelton and the staff at Extended Family and Assisted Living, Bellevue. Memorial may be given to Extended Family of First Presbyterian Church of Clyde.
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Visitation Date: 08/06/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Funeral Date: 08/06/2014
Funeral Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Mary Kay (Miller) and Denny Blair on August 4th, 2014 - 9:50 pm said:
Luann and Mark, We are sorry for your loss. We extend our condolences to you and your family and wish you comfort in your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eva M. Stacy
3/23/1926 - 07/28/2014
Eva M. Stacy, 88, of Clyde, died at her home on Mon., July 28, 2014.
Mrs. Stacy was born in Hazard, Ky on March 23, 1926 to the now deceased Charlie and Bertie Lee (McIntosh) Pitts. She and her husband, Arthur moved from Detroit to this area in 1956.
She had worked at Fannie Farmer Candies and Barr Rubber prior to her retirement.
On Sept. 28, 1943, she married Arthur Stacy, he preceded her in death on July 11, 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur Leon (Shirley) Stacy of Fremont and Roy B. (Chris) Stacy of Clyde; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren . One sister, Nelle Daughtery, W. Va; one brother, Rex Pitts, Troy, Ohio also survive.
Eva was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Miller.
Visitation will be on Thurs., July 31, 2014 from Noon until the service at 2:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The Rev. David Gowen will officiate, burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.auxterfuneralhomes.com
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Visitation Date: 07/31/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Service Date: 07/31/2014
Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Marlene M. Beier
06/02/1954 - 07/27/2014
Marlene M. Beier, 60, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her home.
She was born June 2, 1954 in Bellevue. Marlene graduated from Bellevue High School in 1972 and worked at Firelands Federal Credit Union for 28 years, retiring this year.
On July 21, 1973 she married Ray Beier and he survives in Bellevue. Also surviving are their sons: Chad Allen Beier (fiancé, Kelly) and Christopher Ray (Rhonda) Beier, both of Bellevue; grandchildren: Andrew, Jake, Brock, Brooke, Drew, and Hugh; and her siblings: Charles (Virginia) Sanderson of Clyde; Terry (Bill) Bates of Mt Vernon; Joan Dean of Florida; and Bobby Dean of Bellevue.
Marlene was preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine V. (Craven) Jones.
Visitation will be 4-8:00pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue. Her funeral service will be 10:30am Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. David Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Memorial Hospital or Spielman Cancer Center in Columbus.... Read more
Visitation Date: 07/30/2014
Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue
Funeral Date: 07/31/2014
Funeral Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue
Julie Miller on July 31st, 2014 - 2:14 pm said:
Please accept my sincere sympathy and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marlene and I played volleyball together for many years. She was always so friendly and kind. She was always smiling and always had time to say hello. She made me feel welcome and accepted when I first moved to Bellevue and didn't know anyone. She will be missed. She was a great lady! ♡♡♡
Janet Hahn Hall on July 31st, 2014 - 3:36 am said:
I send my deepest of sympathy to Ray and family for the loss of a beautiful person Marlene. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. God Bless this family. Again I am so sorry.
Bob Whitacre on July 30th, 2014 - 6:36 pm said:
To the entire Beier family. I knew Marlene through my occupation as a realtor, and she was one of the best loan officers around. My wife and I recently financed our new condo, and we went to FFCU for the mortgage, mainly because of Marlene. She was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ed and Linda Jones on July 30th, 2014 - 5:13 pm said:
Ray, We are so sorry to hear about Marlene and your loss. We admired her cheery attitude and kind heart. We are fortunate that our paths crossed in our boating days and will cherish the fun times we all had together. While we cannot be with you to celebrate Marlene's life please know that we are with you in spirit and prayer.
Mary Ann Bell (formerly Frank) on July 30th, 2014 - 2:37 pm said:
Ray, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer at this time. Marlene was a wonderful lady.
Teresa Oddo on July 30th, 2014 - 12:45 pm said:
Ray: I am so sorry to hear about Marlene. She was a very special lady and will be missed bby many. Take care and God Bless you!!
Tim & DeAnna Ruppelli on July 30th, 2014 - 10:00 am said:
Marlene was a true inspiration and a beacon of hope for all who battle this Disease. With a smile on her face she was a true warrior! She was an inspiration and her light will be missed! We are both so very sorry for the loss . All Ways in Our Hearts DeAnna & Tim Ruppelli
Mark and Deb Bohler on July 29th, 2014 - 5:18 pm said:
Ray, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of loss. Marlene will be greatly missed by all of us.....and we all are a phone call away if you need anything. Love and Prayers your way.
Barbara Heft on July 29th, 2014 - 5:11 pm said:
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Marlene was a brave and strong lady.
Jeff & Susan Dodd on July 29th, 2014 - 3:21 pm said:
Ray, May you & your entire family accept our condolences.We will always remember Marlene for her gentle way and her compelling smile. She will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known her. We are blessed to be among them.
Mike and Dee Evard on July 29th, 2014 - 1:54 am said:
Ray...our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. We have so many. happy memories of being with the two of you on the boat and at the Bristol Races. We will hold on to those memories always! Marlene had an infectious laugh that could bring joy to anyone. Stay strong. Hugs to you until we meet up again!!!
Diane and Mike Caruso on July 29th, 2014 - 1:13 am said:
Ray, Mke and I want to offer our condolences, and prayers to you and your family, Marlene was a great lady. I know how hard this time is, be strong and dont be afraid to except help when people offer. Marlene will be greatly at the moorings.
Jeanette & Scott Miller on July 29th, 2014 - 1:11 am said:
So very sorry to hear this sad news. What a wonderful lady. Many thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Bob and Laura Van Karsen on July 29th, 2014 - 12:12 am said:
Ray and family: Sending our love!!! Love Bob and laura
Todd & Linda Ruppelli & Diesel on July 28th, 2014 - 8:20 pm said:
Marlene will always hold a special place in our (broken) hearts. She was so full of life and her smile was contagious. Our boating family was lucky to have her in our lives Lake Erie is a bit deeper with our tears. We love you Marlene and Ray!
Ashley Smith on July 28th, 2014 - 6:34 pm said:
I do not know Marlene extremely well, just in little dealings with her smiling face at work, but everyone just absolutely loves her. I am truley sorry for your loss.
Nicole Jones on July 28th, 2014 - 6:21 pm said:
I'm keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Marlene at Firelands. She was always smiling and so positive no matter what the circumstance. She will be missed by her credit union family. Sincerely, Nicole Jones
Sherry Dumas on July 28th, 2014 - 6:14 pm said:
The world lost a wonderful, wonderful woman. My heart goes out to her family.