Obituaries

Donna B. Merrifield (1931-2013)

Donna B. Merrifield, 81 of Edon died Wednesday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  She was born on June 21, 1931 in Sylvania Township to Vernon Ray and Della…


Michael Sanford (1945-2013)

Michael Richard Sanford, age 67, of Stryker completed his life on earth at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus on Monday February 25 following a lengthy illness. Michael was…


Phyllis J. Fitzenrider (1929-2013)

Phyllis J. Fitzenrider, age 83, of Montpelier, passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born March 10, 1929 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to…


James F. Borton (1938-2013)

James F. Borton, 74, of Stryker, OH, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday morning, February 24, 2013, at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bryan, OH. He was born June 1, 1938,…


Maurice W. Kaiser (1927-2013)

Maurice W. Kaiser, age 86, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was a patient. Mr….


Jessie Lynn Santiago (1982-2013)

Jessie Lynn Santiago, age 30, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:02 A.M. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility, Hillsdale, Michigan, surrounded by her family and friends,…


Lloyd W. Bowman (1928-2013)

Lloyd W. Bowman, 84 years, of West Unity, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance. Lloyd was born September 21, 1928 in Zone, Ohio, the…


Michael J. Sito (1939-2013)

Michael J. Sito, 73 of Bryan died Saturday night from heart complications due to heart surgery at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on December…


Peter D. Traxler (1918-2013)

Peter D. Traxler, 94 of Montpelier died Monday morning at Hillside Country Living in Jefferson Township. He was born on October 24th 1918 in Jefferson Township to Charlie and Carrie (Wirick)…


Karl Milroy Shea Jr. (1938-2013)

Karl Milroy Shea Jr, 73, entered into rest Thursday, February 14, at Community Health And Wellness Center Hospital of Bryan, Ohio. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of…


Glen Willard Suffel (1925-2013)

Glen Willard Suffel, 87 of Montpelier passed away Thursday afternoon February 14th at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 4, 1925 in Jefferson Township to Samuel and Alma M….



Walter Emile Cameron (1921-2013)

Walter Emile Cameron,  91 of Montpelier and formerly of Redford, Michigan passed away early Monday morning February 11th at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. He was born October 30, 1921…


Jack C. Planson (1958-2013)

Jack C. Planson, age 54, of Stryker, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at Defiance Area Hospice. He had worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for the past 33 years. Jack…


Norman L. Fiser (1950-2013)

Norman L. Fiser 62, of Pioneer died late Friday evening at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance.  He was born on August 19, 1950 in Wauseon Ohio to James…


Ruth M. Schaffner (1925-2013)

Ruth M. Schaffner, 87, of S. Fayette St., Fayette, died Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, at The Waterford at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, OH, where she had been a resident since…


Janice Lee Echler (1943-2013)

Janice Lee Echler 70, of Montpelier died Friday afternoon at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier after a long battle with cancer.  She was born On January 9, 1943 in Ft….


Saralee A. Handy (1964-2013)

Saralee A. Handy 48, of Edon died Wednesday morning following a car accident in Dekalb County Indiana. She was born on April 22, 1964 in Montpelier to Joseph A. and Barbara…


Phillip Alan Lyon (1947-2013)

Phillip Alan Lyon 65, died Tuesday at his home in Montpelier after suffering from an apparent heart attack. He was born November 25, 1947 in Montpelier to Charles Nathaniel and Doris…


Nikolaus Bezruczko (1924-2013)

Nikolaus “Nikolai” Bezruczko of Fayette, Ohio, died January 30, 2013 at the age of 88. Born March 18, 1924 in Genechsk, Ukraine he was the son of Evan and Tanya Bezruczko….