Obituaries

Jean M. Wilson

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jean M. Wilson, 92 years, of Ney, Ohio, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 28, 2016 Brookview Healthcare Center, Defiance, with her family by her side. Jean was born October 27, 1923 in Farmer, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lester and Esther (Husted) Beerbower. She graduated from Farmer High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jean married Elton J. Wilson on July 5, 1947 at her parent’s home, and he preceded her in death on September 24, 2015. Jean worked for ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

James W. Allion Jr.

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

James W. Allion Jr, age 59, of Wauseon, surrounded by his loving family; passed away at his home Saturday, May 28, 2016 after a courageous nine year battle with cancer. He was born in Toledo, OH on June 20, 1956 to the late James W. Allion Sr. and Dorothy (Lane) Ray. Jim was a 1974 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. On January 1, 1977 in Greenville, OH, he was united in marriage to Becky Huntington, who survives. Jim was an electrical engineer with North Star Blue Scope Steel for 19 years. ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Joseph A. Shankster

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Joseph A. “Joe” Shankster, 78, of Edon, passed away Sunday evening at Genesis Healthcare, Bryan Center in Bryan. He was born January 3, 1938 in Montpelier to Clarence E. and Elma O. (Deisler) Shankster. On February 7, 1959 Joe married Barbara S. Steffes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Blakeslee, Ohio and she survives. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Joe was a farmer and he also worked at GM Powertrain in Defiance for over 37 years retiring on May 1, 1997. He ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Hans F. Schikora

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hans F. Schikora, Jr., 96, of Nettle Lake, Ohio passed away Sunday evening at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on December 30, 1919 in Dortmund, Germany to Hans Paul and Franciska (Oberthin) Schikora. Hans served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Doris E. Taylor and she preceded him in death on May 23, 1981. Hans was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 265 in Wauseon where he served as a Commander. Hans worked at Doelher-Jarvis as ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Bernard Batt

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bernard Batt, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 at Community Hospitals of Williams County in Montpelier. He retired from Bil-Jax in Archbold after 25 years, where he had been a welder and jig builder. He had also been a farmer. He enjoyed woodworking and his miniature horses. Bernard was born in Defiance County, Ohio on August 19, 1927, the son of Walter and Bessie (Hancock) Batt. On October 25, 1947 he married Annabelle Replogle, and she survives. Also ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Dorothy Shugrue

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dorothy Shugrue, 90 years, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, with her family at her side. Dorothy was born May 20, 1926 in Iving, Kentucky, the daughter of the late James and Ocie (Cole) Marshall. She married John Shugrue and he preceded her in death. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother, who devoted herself to the care of her family. She also helped by babysitting, and also assisted several families by helping ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ronald D. Figgins

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ronald David Figgins, 76, of Alvordton, OH, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Toledo Hospital, following a short illness. He was born March 28, 1940, in Alvordton, to the late DeVillo and Juanita (Severence) Figgins. He married Deborah S. Wheeler on June 21, 1986, at the Alvordton United Brethren Church, and she survives. Ron attended the former Alvordton High School and was a lifelong resident of Alvordton. He worked for 44 years as a fork-lift operator at TRW in Fayette, proudly never missing a ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Eden Rain Boothman (Infant)

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eden Rain Boothman was stillborn and entered the Arms of Jesus, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  She was the daughter of Nathan and Colette (Benner) Boothman. Surviving in addition to her parents are her two sisters, Annika and Ainsley Boothman; grandparents, Duane & Mary Benner of West Unity and Hillis and Sandra Boothman of Camden, Michigan; great-grandparents, Arthur and Joann Good of Alvordton, Rose Boothman; five aunts and uncles, Steve ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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