Shirley Geldine Widmer     Feb 1947 - Sep 1972

No obituary was located for Shirley. The following
information is from the Ohio Death Records.

Last Name: WIDMER
First Name: SHIRLEY
Middle Name: ANN
Spouse First Name: DAN
Age at Time of Death: 25
State of Death: OH
Month of Marriage: 5
Day of Marriage: 19
Year of Marriage: 1964
Parent's First Name(s): MAX / GENEVIEVE
Month of Death: 9
Day of Death: 15
Year of Death: 1972
Month of Birth: 2
Day of Birth: 23
Year of Birth: 1947
Other Names
There is 1 other family name for this person:
1. Last Name: GELDINE   First Name: SHIRLEY

  Shirley's husband Dan Widmer

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WIDMER Dan E.     Aug 1945 -- Nov 2012

Dan E. Widmer, 65, of Perrysburg, passed away after an intensive stay at St. Luke's Hospital on Friday, November 12, 2010. Dan was born August 16, 1945, in Toledo and raised in Genoa, OH. He worked as a designer/project engineer for 25 years for various companies. He was recently proud of his Medicare Red-White-N-Blue card. He is survived by his domestic-partner, Anita Widmer and sons, Scott, Troy, and Evan Widmer. Dan also enjoyed his four grand children. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Mabel Widmer, and first wife, Shirley Geldine-Widmer. Visitation for Dan will be 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Please join the family to celebrate Dan's life at St. John's United Church of Christ, Genoa, from 3-5 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.walker funeralhomes.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa.

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William C Stebing     Dec 1947 -- 23 Oct 1976

William Clarence "Bill" Stebing born 6 Dec 1947. Died 20 Oct 1976 in Evansville Indiana.. Married Joanne Oehmke, 6 Jul 1971 in Elliston, Ohio. Buried at Harris-Elmore Union Cem, Elmore, Ottawa, Ohio Had three children Living one boy and one girl - a second daughter, Joy Patricia born 1971 died 1971.


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Linda S Widmer Kochinski     Dec 1947 - Jan 1994

Linda S Widmer Kochinski, Albion Public Schools 1990 teacher of the year. Parents: James and Madelon (Schemmer) Widmer. Spouse: Robert Kochinski, m. 6/24/1972 Albion. Children: Tom, Katie. 1969 graduate Bowling Green University, and later a Master of Arts from Michigan State University. Linda began her teaching career in 1969 as a librarian at Washington Gardner Junior High School in Albion. Recipient of School Media Program of the Year award in 1988 by the Michigan Association of Media in Education. She is laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan


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Bonajean Bloomfield Petersen     Sep 1947 - Jan 2001

Bonajean Bloomfield was born 25 SEP 1947, and died 7 JAN 2001 in Perrysburg, Wood Co., OH. She married Thomas Petersen
No obituary was located for Bonajean. The following information is from the Ohio Death Records.

Name: Bonajean Bloomfield Petersen
Birth Date: 25 Sep 1947
Birth City: Toledo
Birth County: Lucas
Birth State: Ohio
Birth Country: United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence County: Ottawa
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Zip Code: 43445
Residence Country: United States
Death Date: 7 Jan 2001
Death Time: 03:20 AM
Hospital of Death: Public/Other
County of Death: Wood
Certificate: 008084
Age at Death: 53
Registrar's Certificate Number: 00029
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Burial
Filing Date: 16 Jan 2001
Hospital Status: Other/Other
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Father's Surname: Bloomfield
Mother's Maiden Name: Whipple
Marital Status: Married
Education: 12
Occupation of Decedent: Billing clerks



  Bonajean's husband Thomas Foofa

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Thomas "Foofa" Emmit Petersen     Apr 1945 -- Jan 2010

Thomas "Foofa" Emmit Petersen, 64, of Martin, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. He was born April 16, 1945, to Clyde and Muriel (Murray) Petersen, in Toledo, Ohio. On January 18, 1969, Thomas married the love of his life, Bonajean Bloomfield, in Millbury, Ohio. Thomas was very proud to be a Marine and served two tours in Vietnam. He worked at Brush Wellman for 39 years retiring in 2002. He enjoyed motorcycles, Jeeps, woodworking, reading, and drawing with his oldest randson, Gavin. He received the nickname "Foofa," from his grandchildren, and he became known as Foofa to everyone. Thomas lived for his family and loved every minute he spent with them. Surviving to cherish his memory are son, Tom Petersen, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kelly (Gorman) Petersen; grandsons, Gavin and Gage Petersen; sister, Suzanne (Bob) Dougherty; brothers, John (Marilyn) Petersen and Dan ( Diane) Petersen; He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Bonajean Petersen, and brother, Jacob Petersen. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2010 in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorials for Thomas be directed to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Genoa is assisting the family with arrangements. Return 







































Carol Ann Hansen     Apr 1947 -- May 2008

Carol Ann Hansen, 61, of Genoa, Ohio, formerly of Marion, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. Carol was born to Edwin and Esther (Strawhacker) Hansen on April 2, 1947. She was a graduate of Clay-Genoa High School. She worked at MARCA in Marion for 28 years and was currently employed as a cottage supervisor at the Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, where she also worshipped with the residents. Carol was active in the Marion Community Theater for 30 years and was involved in many theater productions. In addition to the theater, she enjoyed many crafts including spinning, weaving and knitting. Carol is survived by her sister, Ellen Polsdorfer, nephews, Jim (Becky) and Roger Polsdorfer (Lori), niece, Linda Posey (Jim), three great nephews and two great nieces. Her parents preceded her in death. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday in St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, with burial to follow in Allen Township Cemetery. In memory of Carol, the family suggests contributions to the Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. The family would like to thank all of Carol's caregivers at Hospice, especially Cathy and Rachael.


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Richard M. Hassan II     Aug 1947 -- Aug 2001

Rick Hassan, father, musician and owner of Abacus Locksmith of Austin Texas passed away Sunday August 26 2001. Rick was born in Genoa, Ohio on August 27, 1946. He is survived by his daughter Joeanna Hassan and her mom Ann Dickson both of Round Rock, Texas; his mother, Katie Hassan of Oregon, Ohio; Sisters Jean (Gary) Keys of Wooster, Ohio and Kristina (Dan) Jackson of Millbury, Ohio, along with many nieces and nephews, Rick was preceded in death by his father, Richard M Hassan. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 6 p.m. at the pavilion in Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas. Rick will be sadly missed by family and friends. HASSAN, RICHARD married 19 APR 1979 in TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS bride named ANN M HIEBERT who was 28 (born ABT 1951).


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Judy Loux     Jul 1947 -- Apr 2006

Judith Anne Castello, formerly of Genoa, Ohio, died April 19, 2006 at her home. She was 58. Born July 7, 1947 in Easton, she was a daughter of Stewart and Marguerite Dean Loux. She married Gary L. Bellert on Aug. 2, 1975 in Kettering, Ohio. She was a licensed professional civil engineer and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was a member of the Sycamore Video Club and of the Sycamore Book Club. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband; his children and their spouses, Mary and Randy Rohe of Naperville, Ill.; Karl Castello of Milwaukee and Scott and Kristi Castello of Wauwatosa, Wis.; three brothers and their spouses, David Loux of Toledo, Ohio, Dean and Barbara Loux of Littleton, Colo., and Brian and Donna Loux of Powell, Ohio; four grandchildren, Marguerite Castello, Abigail and Danielle Rohe, and Anna Castello; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Sunday at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, Sycamore. A private burial service will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore later. Memorial donations to the DeKalb County Hospice can be sent in care of the funeral home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore IL 60178.


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David C Loux David C Loux was born on 07/19/1943 and died on 08/08/2007 at the age of 64. David Loux is buried in the cemetery: Clay Township Cemetery, which is located in Genoa, OH. (Brother) Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007 about Gary L Bellert Name: Gary L Bellert Age: 22 Birth Year: abt 1953 Residence County: Montgomery Spouse's Name: Judith A Castello Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse's Birth Year: abt 1947 Spouse's Residence County: Montgomery Spouse - Times Married: 1 Marriage Date: 2 Aug 1975 Marriage License County: Montgomery Cerificate Number: 58482 Volume Number: 8273




































Judy Feisel Blausey     December 18, 1947 -- September 4, 2006

Judy D. (Edwards) Blausey, 58, of Genoa, died Monday in Flower Hospital, Sylvania, after a long and hard fight of several years. Visitation: 2 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Genoa. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Genoa. Interment: Clay Township Cemetery.


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Dennis R. Purtee     October 19, 1946 -- August 11, 2016

Dennis R. Purtee, 69, of Genoa, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016. Dennis was born in Oregon, Ohio on October 19, 1946 to Nelson and Delores (Thurman) Purtee. He served in the United States Air Force and went on to become a conductor for CSX Railroad. Dennis enjoyed playing pool and was a member of the Ottawa County Conservation Club. Dennis is survived by his wife, Arvella "Arvie"; son, Chris (Susan); grandchildren, Michel, Lillianna, Elora and Maverick; sister, Sandra Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda. Services will be private. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.


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James R. Plantz     Jun 1947 -- May 2009

James R. Plantz, Sr., 61, of Genoa, died unexpectedly at St. Charles-Mercy Hospital, Oregon, Ohio, Saturday evening, May 2, 2009. Jim was born June 9, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio, to Kenneth and Estella (Fredrick) Plantz. On August 16, 1969, in Genoa he married Carol A. Koenker, who survives him. Jim was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Genoa. He loved all Genoa sports and attended all of his kids' and grandchildren's athletic practices and games. He was the Genoa Lightning Softball team's biggest fan as well as an OSU and Steelers fan. He had coached baseball for Genoa Little League for many years. His other interests included collecting and trading baseball cards and traveling and talking to people. Jim especially loved his family and grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Carol, Jim is survived by his sons, Jim (Katie) Plantz, Jr., Tim (Alana) Plantz, Paul (Sofia) Plantz, Greg (Julie) Plantz, and Rob (Brittany) Plantz. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Haley, Jaynie, Jake "Bobo," Walter, Violet, Jon, Cheyenne, and Savannah. His parents preceded him in death. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, in St. John's United Church of Christ, Genoa. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the Genoa Lightning Softball Team or St. John's UCC.


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Roland R. "Ron" Elwing     Sep 1947 -- May 2010

Roland R. "Ron" Elwing, 62, of Genoa, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Mercy-St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio, after a short illness. Ron was born in Port Clinton, Ohio, on September 28, 1947, to Lewis H. and Ruth L. (Sutton) Elwing. He married Kay A. (Dufendock) in Elliston, Ohio, on June 8, 1968 and she survives. Ron was an engineer and had worked at the Chrysler Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio for 36 years retiring in 2005. In 2006 Ron started teaching drafting classes in the engineering department of the University of Toledo. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. During his military service he played football for the Army team while stationed in Zweibruckn, Germany. He also enjoyed coaching children's' football and basketball while in Germany. In his spare time Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and attending UT football games; he was a season ticket holder for many years. Survivors of Ron include his wife of almost 42 years, Kay; daughter, Erika A. (James) Mihlbauer and son, R. Dirk Elwing, all of Genoa; parents, Lewis and Ruth Elwing of Martin, OH; granddaughter, Olivia K. Mihlbauer; his siblings, Daryl (Louise) Elwing, of Northwood, OH, Pat (Jerry) Everhardt of Genoa; brother-in-law, Jan P. (Melody) Dufendock and sister-in-law, Marsha Dufendock, both of Genoa; along with a host of nieces and nephews. A private graveside service, along with military honors for Ron, was conducted in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Ron's memory be made to the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District, Station #3, 101 W. 6th Street, Genoa, OH 43430, or the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 501 West St. Genoa, OH 43430, is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in Toledo Blade on May 21, 2010


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Johnny H. Dunn     Jul 1946 -- Dec 2010

Johnny H. Dunn, 63, of California, formerly of Ohio, died Saturday, December 12, 2009, in Sonora, California. He was born July 24, 1946, to the late John and Myrtle Dunn. Johnny was a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte (Stancil) Dunn of Escalon, CA, his son, Jeff (Maureen) Dunn of Stockton, CA, and his daughter, Jill (Shawn) Cromwell of Fresno, CA, as well as seven grandchildren, Jordan, Richard, Jonathan, Jacob, Jared, Paige and Hannah. A memorial service for Johnny was conducted in California on December 20, 2009. The graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family invites you to attend a reception immediately following in First Federal Bank, Main St. and St. Rt. 51, Genoa. Memorials for Johnny may be given to the American Heart Assoc., 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010, or the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Genoa has assisted the family with arrangements.
Born in Genoa, OH on Jul. 24, 1946.
Departed on Dec. 12, 2009 and resided in Escalon, CA.
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James Clark Pinkerton, II     Mar 1947 -- Jun 2011

James "Clark" Pinkerton II went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2011, in his home following an extended illness surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born March 14, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio, to James Clark and Betty Jane Pinkerton. He was the third child and the oldest boy in the family of six siblings. He grew up on a farm near Martin, Ohio, where he learned the disciplines of working hard and playing hard. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1965 and went to Kent State on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in geography and a minor in geology in 1969. He married Judith Anne Sidner that summer; they later divorced after 17 years. They moved to Colorado for Clark to pursue a master's degree. During that time he was drafted into the Army and became an Airborne Paratrooper in the 75th Rangers. He served in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he came back to CU and completed his master's degree in geography. He then moved to Helena and worked as a city-county planner for Lewis and Clark County. It was through this position that Clark met and made some of his closest lifelong friends. He then had his first child, Laura Elise, in February 1975 and then later had James Clark III (Jay) in April 1978. Clark became a Realtor working for Ahmann Brothers, Broker's First, Thompson Nistler and the Landmark Company where he retired in January 2010. He was also a member of the Last Chance Kiwanis. In 1987, he married Terrylea Madsen Reagor and was blessed with two stepdaughters, Tami and Danielle, whom he loved dearly, and an extended family that meant so much to him. They were married for 13 years, the last five of which he cared for Terry during her battle with cancer. Although a carpetbagger from Ohio, he became a true Montana mountain man and loved camping, hunting, fishing and spending time at Rock Creek. He had many dear friends who he shared these activities with and instilled in his children and later grandchildren the love of the outdoors and throughout his life a love for the Lord. During his illness, especially the last month, Clark had time to reflect on his life and what was really important and made sure that he told us the important things to remember. He was amazed by all of the people who came to visit and called, not thinking himself worthy of such dedication although those who knew him were not surprised in the least. He was constantly giving the nurses a hard time, and his sense of humor held through to the end. While in Denver, a fellow patient put him on the bus with the Lord and he has reached his final destination and is now "standing tall and looking good" in heaven, leaving the rest of us to await our trip. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Terry. He is survived by his loving children, Laura (Mark) Bennett of Helena, Jay (Jane) Pinkerton of Boise, Idaho, Tami (Rich) Jost of Helena and Danielle (Ryan) Scharf of Bozeman; grandchildren, Walker, Drew and Markie Bennett, Zoe, Ezekiel, Celeste, Anastasia, Elizabeth and Creed Pinkerton, Tyler and Jacob Jost, and Madsen "Madi" Scharf. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary "Beth" (Chuck) Grundmann of Colorado Springs, Colo., Diana "Sue" Nuckols of Toledo, John (Norma) Pinkerton of Chesterland, Ohio, Joel (Joanne) Pinkerton of Milbury, Ohio, and Jeffery Pinkerton of Toledo; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. A memorial service in celebration of Clark's life will take place Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tom Banks presiding. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Morningstar Fellowship, 1015 Poplar, Helena, MT 59601, Published in the News Herald on June 17, 2011
James Clark Pinkerton, II, 64, of Helena, Montana, formerly of Martin, Ohio, died Monday, June 6, 2011. Arrangements are in the care of the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa, OH.


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David L. Shessler     Jul 1947 -- Jul 2011

David L. Shessler, 64, of Genoa, Ohio died Friday, July 29, 2011 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident. Dave was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 10, 1947 to G. Richard and Janis (Drummer) Shessler. After graduation from Genoa Area Local High School Dave entered the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. Dave went to work for Dunn Chevy Olds as a mechanic for many years after which he owned and operated his own trucking company, hauling steel. Recently he was employed at the Hirzel Canning Company. Dave loved aviation and was an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. E.A.A. #582; Toledo Metcalf Field. He also enjoyed classic cars. He had a great sense of humor and was a "jack of all trades"; he was your go-to guy when something needed to be done. Dave is survived by his daughter, Malissa A. Shessler, grandson, Alan L. Moore, father, G. Richard Shessler, sister, Jane (Larry) Williams, brothers, Paul (Mary Ann) Shessler, John (Donna) Shessler, and Thomas Shessler. He is also survived by his Special friend Vicki Zambrano, and ex-wife, Linda Shessler, along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his mother, Janis Shessler. A funeral service for Dave will be conducted at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the E.A.A #582 hanger, located at Toledo Metcalf Field, 28331 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury, OH. A meal and fellowship will follow, in the hanger, immediately after the service. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa, Ohio. Visitation for Dave will be from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, 501 West St. Genoa, OH. The family suggests that memorials in Dave's name be made to the E.A.A. #582, 28331 Lemoyne Rd. Millbury, OH 43447, or the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr. Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.


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Darryl "Big D" R. Fondessy     Dec 1946 -- Mar 2012

Darryl "Big D" R. Fondessy, 65, of Genoa, Ohio died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in his residence. Darryl was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 7, 1946 to Donald & Doras (Barkhau) Fondessy. He married Susan M (Swartz) in St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Oregon, Ohio, on May 9, 1969 and she survives. Darryl was a truck driver for many years, working most recently for D & R Enterprises of Genoa. He also worked for Metropolitan Trucking, Fondessy Enterprises, and Waste Management of Northwood, Ohio. Darryl was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. He also belonged to American Legion Post #324 of Genoa, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Genoa. Darryl loved his family and friends and spent as much time with them as he could. When he came home from being on the road, he wanted nothing more than to spend time with those he loved. Friday night "happy hour" was always a fun time at the Fondessy home and many cars could be found in the driveway. Darryl was the secretary-treasurer of the "Posse", an informal group of friends that he enjoyed spending time with. Darryl was always a car enthusiast, whether it be working on one or attending a NASCAR event or car show. Survivors of Darryl include his wife Susan, daughters, Lori (Doug) Novotney, Cindy (Mike) Lemke, all of Genoa, granddaughters, Emily and Maggie Novotney, and sister, Karen (Lyle) Schlievert. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 S. Main St. Genoa, OH. Immediately following the Mass the family invites everyone to join them for a meal and fellowship in the church hall. Visitation will be held in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St. Genoa, OH, from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions for Darryl be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or the A.C.J.F.D. Station #3, 6th Street, Genoa, OH. Darryl was a true "Hero" to those who knew him. Many of the experimental cancer treatments he took provided valuable research information that will help other cancer patients.


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RANES, Dennis L. Sep 1947 -- Jul 2012

Dennis L. Ranes, 64, of Holland, Ohio, died Monday, July 16, 2012, in the Edward and Marion Knight Hospice Center, Perrysburg, Ohio. Dennis was born in Toledo on September 8, 1947 to Byron K. and Delores E. (Chambers) Ranes. Dennis was a diesel engine mechanic for many years, working on various types of heavy equipment for Caterpillar. He was a local karaoke DJ in the Toledo area for many years and was known as "Dennis the Mennis". Music was his passion along with playing the guitar. He liked to work out and lift weights almost every day, and ride motorcycles, he was also an avid classic car buff. Dennis' friends will remember him as one who always put 110% into whatever he was doing! Survivors of Dennis include his daughters, Jodi (Ron) Gorney, and Kelly Scott; grandchildren, Ron Jr., Jessica (Bradley), Michael, Joe (Alex), Brandon, Shay, and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Ryann, Alissa, William, and Harlee; along with his brothers, Danny (Cheryl) Ranes and David Ranes. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Celebration of Dennis' Life will be conducted at 11, a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH 43537. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Dennis be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 The family is being assisted with arrangements through the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, 501 West St. Genoa, OH 43430.
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David J. Wilka     Jun 1947 -- Oct 2012

David J. Wilka, age 65, of Pemberville, OH passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on June 26, 1947, in Port Clinton, OH to James and Betty (Shanke) Wilka. Dave married Margaret Hiser on June 25, 1971 in Pemberville, OH and she survives. He retired on June 30, 2012, as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker, having worked for the former Auto Alliance International of Flat Rock MI now known as Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Dave's memberships include: First United Presbyterian Church of Pemberville, OH, UAW Local 3000 Flat Rock Assembly Plant and had also been an Eagle Scout. In his spare time he enjoyed playing 3 card poker, bingo, trapping, hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. Most of all, spending time with his family brought him his greatest joy. Surviving along with his wife of 41 years, Margaret are children, Jennifer (Jeff) Jackson of Pemberville, OH, James (Katie) Wilka of Monclova, OH, Jaclyn (Travis) Ford of Pemberville, OH, and Julia (Jonathan) Gust of Point Place, OH; grandchildren, Madeline, Lucas, Kristin, Katelyn, Alicia; mother, Betty J. Wilka Winters of Pemberville, OH; sister, Margie (Raymond) Moore of Toledo, OH; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon (Nancy) Hiser of Gibsonburg, OH, Paul (Joyce) Hiser of Oregon, OH, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James and a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald (Susie) Hiser. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH where funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. James Miller. Interment will be in Eisenhour Cemetery, Pemberville, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar Street, Pemberville, OH immediately following the cemetery committal services. Considerations for memorial contributions are: First United Presbyterian Church of Pemberville or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Randolph H. Rudes     Jan 1947 - May 2013

Randolph "Randy" H. Rudes, 66, of Martin, Ohio, died Tuesday evening while playing golf at Chippewa Golf Course in Curtice, Ohio. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 13, 1947 to George H. and Marion H. (Bringe) Rudes. Randy married Paulette M. Oberhaus in Williston, Ohio on March 8, 1968, and she preceded him in death on December 10, 2009. Randy had worked for Chrysler Corp. for 40 years, starting on the manufacturing line at the Perrysburg Machining Plant and working his way up to an executive position at Chrysler World Headquarters in Pontiac, MI. After his retirement he worked for 3 years at Genoa Bank, retiring in 2012. Randy enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, and playing pool with his friends and family. And as he always said, "I hit a home run once." Survivors of Randy include his daughters, Angie Jimerson, Laurie (Doug) Dangler, MD, Abigail (Jeremy) King, and Lindsey (Tom) Milam, mother, Marion H. Rudes, grandchildren, Greg, Tim, Becca, Nick, Evan, and Sarah, sisters, Connie (John) Moore, Amy (Marty) Sutter, and his lady-friend, Peggy Streight. He was preceded in death by his father, George Rudes, wife, Paulette Rudes, and sister, Jaquelyn Rudes.

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Paulette M. Rudes Jan 1948 - Dec 2009

Paulette M. Rudes, 61, of Martin, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009, in St. Charles-Mercy Hospital, Oregon, after a hard fought battle against lung cancer. Paulette was born January 20, 1948, in Clay Center, Ohio, to Herman and Susan P. (Jensen) Oberhaus. On March 8, 1968, in Williston, Ohio, she married Randolph H. Rudes, who survives her. She was a homemaker but had worked at MCO and St. Charles-Mercy Hospital as an RN for five years in the mid-late 1980's. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and traveled extensively to watch their games. Paulette was an expert knitter, specializing in personalized Christmas stockings of which she created over 500. She enjoyed the many years that she spent taking care of the band uniforms at Genoa Area High School and always enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren. Paulette is survived by her husband, Randy, daughters, Angie Jimerson of Elmore, Laurie (Doug) Dangler, MD, of Worthington, OH, Abbey (Jeremy) King of Martin, Lindsey (Tom) Milam of Ida, MI, and grandchildren, Greg, Tim, Becca, Nick, Evan, and Sarah. She is also survived by her brothers, Dennis, Jerry, and Tom Oberhaus and sisters, Bernadine Newton, Carrol Krukemyer, and Janet Purney. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Roger "Buck," Donald "John," and Wayne Oberhaus and sisters, Bonnie Keller and Nort Matchett. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2009, in St. John's United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa, with additional visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. The family has suggested memorials for Paulette to the Genoa Music Boosters Scholarship Fund, c/o the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 98, Genoa, OH 43430, or the donor's choice.

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Robert L. Roberts     13 Dec 1947 - 14 Feb 2016

Bob Roberts died on Valentine's Day unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his favorite recliner with his devoted Bichon, Snowy. He was born in Genoa, Ohio on December 13, 1947 to Robert F. and Freda Roberts. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1965 and went on to receive his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Education from the University of Toledo. Bob had a wide range of hobbies and interests. He was an amateur astronomer. He enjoyed playing golf most of his life with his buddies, Tony Rodriguez, Don Colyer and Bruce Denman among many others. He was an avid reader of science fiction novels. He loved walleye fishing in the Maumee River each spring. Bob also kept beautiful tropical fish in a large aquarium in his home. He taught history at the junior high and high school levels at various schools in the Toledo Public School System, but he held a special place in his heart for the faculty and social studies students at Old West End. Jr. High. His wife, Judy, had taught with him for over 25 years and became his life partner when they were married in June of 1998. After retirement left him wanting more social interaction, he enjoyed working as a salesman for Gutter Helmet. His rather gruff exterior hid a jovial and generous nature. He loved having fun. He wanted to share his love of the outdoor beauty and historical settings, so he took his children, Brian and Rachel, on camping trips all over The West. He also loved spoiling his grandchildren with the latest in video gaming equipment and games. He was a long time Toledo hockey fan from the old days to the Walleye. His wife converted him into a Mud Hens baseball fan. He traded years of season tickets for a comfortable seat watching sports on BCSN TV. He was preceded in death by his parents Freda and Robert Roberts and his brother Ronald Roberts. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, son Brian (Robbie) Roberts, daughter Rachel (Jeff Peterson) Karavas, step sons Mark (Tracey) Morgan, Roderick (Katie) Morgan, Jason (Ginger) Morgan, and Eric (Terri) Morgan. Grandchildren Cameron and Camille Karavas, Charlie and Brian Peterson, Matthew, Jaime, Collin, Grace, Simon, Aaron, Paul, Claire, Lacey, Kiley, Brandon and Bethany Morgan. One great-grandson Camdyn Cash Oldenberg. Also surviving is his former wife, Jean Roberts. We want to thank Dr. Thomas McAlear for providing wonderful care for the best "lean and mean" years of his life. Kudos also to Dr. Timothy Fisher (dentist) and Dr. Steven Clark (ophthalmologist) for making it possible for him to eat and see over the past years. Friends may call Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo and on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. There will be a memorial celebration beginning at 11 am. Tributes can be made to the Salvation Army, The Cherry Street Mission or a charity of your choice.


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Wayne Edward Butzin     Oct 1947 - Apr 2015

Wayne Edward Butzin, 67, of Rocky Ridge, OH peacefully exited this life surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness, Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born October 24, 1947, in Toledo, OH to the late Victor and Edna (Sievert) Butzin. Following his graduation in 1965 from Genoa High School, Wayne began working for Libbey-Owens-Ford at their East Broadway facility. Called to serve his country, he spent two years in the Army and then returned to L-O-F. He had 37 years credit with Pilkington (L-O-F) when he retired as a Technical Engineer. Traveling for work, he was honored by taking his wife to South Africa and Texas for their second and third honeymoons. Wayne also enjoyed working for the Gordon Lumber Company, Oak Harbor before full retirement. Moving his family to Rocky Ridge in 1972, he later purchased and began filling his barn with tractors and equipment. Watching the Detroit Tigers was his passion, possibly not missing a single game in retirement. His other sport favorites include The Ohio State Buckeyes and Detroit Lions football, along with every single sport his grandchildren played - they were his pride and joy. Over the years he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golfing, and playing cards and was content watching, listening, and laughing with all his family and friends. Elected as a Council Member for the Village of Rocky Ridge in 1993 he later was elected Mayor in 2000, with improvement to his town being very important. Wayne was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor. He also maintained memberships in the American Legion Post #114, Oak Harbor, Ohio Farm Bureau, and S.C.R.A.P. Important to him was visiting his children and grandchildren which would also include trips to a casino or to an area auction. The grandchildren will remember him the most for the John Wayne movies either at home or with him on road trips. Wayne Butzin lived by the saying, "Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much."- John Wayne. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Sandra (Kania) of Rocky Ridge; children, Janice (JT) Reese of Mansfield, OH, Pamela (Craig) Jess of Oak Harbor, and Michael (Nicole) Butzin of Okeana, OH; grandchildren, Jalen, Jeryn, Jakobe Reese and Jacob, Elizabeth Butzin; brother, Dennis (Bonnie) Butzin of Oak Harbor, and sister, Vickie Butzin-Perry of Curtice, OH; sister-in-law, Jane Whitaker of Oak Harbor; brother-in- law Jim (Marcia) Kania of Rocky Ridge. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Mary Kania, and his brothers-in-law, Tom Avers and Ralph Whitaker.


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Jere W Witt     18 Jun 1947 -- 6 Feb 2017

Jere W. Witt, 69, of Martin, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born June 18, 1947, in Toledo to Elizabeth S. (Bringe) and Willard L. Witt. On August 31, 1968, in Fostoria St. Wendelin Catholic Church, he married Kathleen Herman. Jere was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Genoa. Jere is survived by his greatest blessings, his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen, son, Mark (Susan) Witt, daughter, Lisa Witt-Cruickshank, grandchildren, Derek and Dylan Witt, Caden and Caitlin Cruickshank and Shelby and Samantha Durbin, sister, Cheryl (Royce) Buehler, sister-in-law, Donna Witt and many nieces and nephews. Jere was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Tom Witt, maternal grandparents, Lillian (Dipman) and Clarence Bringe and paternal grandparents, Alta (Wilkinson) and Rollie Witt. Jere's legacy was being a man who loved and supported his family above all others. The countless memories of hunting, attending sporting events and passing on stories and traditions are what "Papa" will be remembered for most. He was instrumental in mentoring so many, especially his children and grandchildren, which he was most proud of and poured his heart into abundantly. Jere was not only known as a family man but also a man well respected in serving his community. He was actively involved in Ottawa County Conservation League, Genoa Athletic Boosters, Genoa Little League Coach, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. He was recently honored as Erie-Ottawa-Sandusky County Pheasants Forever Conservationist of the Year. Jere was involved in many projects over the years supporting Genoa Schools, whether it was spearheading the levy committee, fundraising or making improvements to facilities. Jere began his career as a Math teacher at Danbury Schools. He spent the majority of his career as the Ottawa County Administrator, where he was referred to as the 4th commissioner. Jere served on numerous boards including the President of Trustees for the Area Office on Aging, the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, Davis-Besse Nuclear Review Board and many others. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017, and 2-8p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 Main St., Genoa, OH. Interment will follow in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorial contributions for Jere may be directed to Genoa Area Local Schools Athletic Dept., 2820 N. Genoa Clay Center Rd., Genoa, OH 43430; or Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, 204 Main St., Genoa, OH 43430.


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Susan Hilda Hansen Norwalk     22 Apr 1947 -- 9 Feb 2007

Susan was born on April 22, 1947 and passed away on Friday, February 9, 2007. She died after an illness of several years. Susan was a resident of Genoa, Ohio at the time of her passing. She was active with social organizations, including Clay Center Firettes. She is survived by her husband Edward. Contributions in her memory can be made to Genoa Area Schools Scholarship Foundation or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


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Eugene Louis "Snooks" Novotny     2 Feb 1947 -- 7 Aug 2009

Eugene Louis "Snooks" Novotny, 62, of Williston, Ohio, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Eugene was born in Toledo on February 2, 1947, and was the son of Lloyd and Mary Novotny. On August 16, 1969, he married Susan Feyes at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa. He worked for the Ohio Turnpike as a toll collector in Elmore. Eugene was co-owner and manager for Clay Center Recreation with his father. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and also a veteran of the Army where we served during the Vietnam War. Eugene enjoyed life to the fullest with the three grandchildren. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and rock collecting. Eugene was also an avid dog lover. Survivors include his wife, Susan, of 39 years; sons, Phillip and wife, Karen, and Kevin and wife, Beth Novotny; grandchildren, Ryan, Aaron, and Noah Novotny. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Eugene will be Monday, August 10, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa, Ohio. A funeral Mass will be conducted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Genoa, Ohio. Interment will take place in the Allen Township Cemetery, Williston, Ohio. Memorial contributions in memory of Eugene may be directed to the American Heart Association , Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, or the Allen-Clay Joint Fire Department Station1. Published in Toledo Blade on August 9, 2009


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James Gerald Chambers     16 July 1947 -- 17 Apr 2017

James Gerald Chambers, 69, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, suddenly at home. He was born on July 16, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio. Jim was a 1965 graduate of Genoa High School. He played baseball his senior year of high school and played baseball during the summer for Genoa Bank. For many years Jim played pool on the Hour Glass league and won many trophies. He loved his Chrysler convertible and his motorcycle, but you could always see him walking around Genoa and to Woodville and BurgerKing. He also loved the New York Yankees and watching old television shows. Jim worked at Bell and Howell in Chicago and Libbey-Owens in Rossford and had served in the United States Marine Corps. Jim is survived by his mother, Eunice Chambers, sisters, Gail (Kent) Whitman, Wendy Chambers, Denise (Scott) Schimming and Gwen (Scott) Ellithorpe, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Chambers, sister, Lori Strauss, brother, Mark Chambers, and grandparents, Carl and Luella Haar and Benjamin and Margaret Chambers. Family and friends may visit 4-8 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 24, 2017, in the chapel at St. John's United Church of Christ, Genoa, with interment to follow in Clay Township Cemetery. Memorials for Jim may be given to St. John's UCC, 1213 Washington St., Genoa, OH 43430; or DaVita Northwood Dialysis, 611 Lemoyne Rd., Northwood, OH 43619


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