the U.S.Army from 1960-62. On Oct.5, 1963, he married MarilynGonya, who survives.Leonard was a retired farmer,also worked at Dana Corp.and was a Benton Townshiptrustee from 1990-2010. Heenjoyed pheasant hunting,sports, gardening, travelingand wintering in Florida.Leonard was an avid OhioState Buckeye fan, but en- joyed his grandchildren’ssporting events most of all.He was a proud member of the Divine Mercy CatholicChurch Choir.Also surviving are fivechildren, Mike (Cindy) andGreg (Ruth), both of FortWayne, Steve (Nicole) of Van Wert, Laura (Rich)Brinkman of Monroeville,Ind. and Karen (Eric) Over-holt of Delphos; two siblings,Russell (Carol) of Payne andBeatrice (Leonard) Karr of Garrett, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Gary Wobler of Carmel,Ind.; a former exchange stu-dent son, Dan Gadioma of New York, N.Y.; and 13grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and two sib-lings, Arlene Wobler andDavid Zuber.A Mass of Christian Burialwas held Tuesday, Feb. 21 atDivine Mercy CatholicChurch, Payne, with the Rev.G. Allan Fillman officiating.Burial was in St. John theBaptist Catholic Cemetery.Dooley Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Preferred memorials are toDivine Mercy School.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
PAUDLING – MarjorieLouise Font, age 92, diedThursday, Feb. 16 at St.Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.She was born May 8, 1919in Van Wert County, thedaughter of Ray B. and LauraMae (Black) Rogers. OnAug. 28, 1951 she marriedForrest G. Font, who pre-ceded her in death on March14, 1994. She was a member of the First Christian Churchof Paulding.She is survived by adaughter, Marilyn (Randall)Baxter, Garland, Texas; twosons, Daniel (Mary) Font,Hampstead, N.C., andRichard Font, Paulding; 11grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.Funeral services were heldTuesday, Feb. 21 at DenHerder Funeral Home withthe Rev. Greg Bibler officiat-ing. Burial was in Mohr Cemetery, Van Wert County.Donations may be made toa charity of the donor’schoice.Online condolences may be sent to
ANTWERP – John Tuto,64, of Antwerp passed awaySaturday, Feb. 18 at his resi-dence.He was born March4, 1947 inFort Wayne,the son of the lateJohn andErcal(Brown)Tuto. Hewas an avidskilled metal fabricator andcar enthusiast. He lovedspending time with his fam-ily friends. After 37 years of employment at Dana Weath-erhead, John ran his own business, Tin Man Fabrica-tion.Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Darlane Jo(Everett); four children, Lyn(Ken) Siegel, Tammy (Steve)VanVlerah and John andTroy Tuto; and eight grand-children, Taylor, John, Mike,Austin, Steven, Samantha,David and Bradley.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, Connie(Ron) Bergman and JudyPowell.and Debra (Kim) Poling,Convoy; a son, Robert (Gina)Phlipot Jr., Antwerp; sixgrandchildren, Kris (Janet)Eby, Ryan (Amanda) Goy-ings, Miranda (Joe) Martel,Robbie Phlipot, Josh Polingand Ashley (Nathan) Long;eight great-grandchildren;and a brother, Romane Rick-els, Defiance.Funeral services were heldMonday, Feb. 20 at DenHerder Funeral Home,Paulding, with Pastor WayneKarges officiating. Burialwas in Pleasant Grove Ceme-tery, Paulding.Memorial donations may be made to Country Inn Ac-tivity Fund or National Hu-mane Society.Online condolences may be sent to
DEFIANCE – D. FrankieWeible, age 82, of Defiance, passed away with her familyat her side at 6:25 p.m. Tues-day, Feb. 14 at the PromedicaDefiance Regional Hospital.She was born Aug. 7, 1929in Elida, the daughter of Harold C. and Gay (Sherry)Vandemark. She graduatedfrom Defiance High Schoolin 1947 and attended LimaMemorial Hospital School of Nursing until she married thelove of her life, Ned Weibleof Oakwood, on Sept. 18,1948.She worked with the pub-lic the majority of her life, beginning with ConomosCandy Shop. After nursingschool, she worked for Drs.Francis Lenhart and GeorgeBoomer, and the dental groupof Drs. Krouse, Behringer and Evans. Frankie workedalongside Ned at their busi-ness, Ned Weible Oil Inc. andWeible’s Carryout from the1960s to 1978. She alsoworked at the Hubbard Com- pany and Arps Hardware.She joyfully spent manyhours greeting visitors of Promedica Defiance Re-gional Hospital for over 10years and was named Volun-teer of the Year in 2008. Shewas a member of SherwoodUnited Methodist Churchand was involved with thechurch’s foodstand at the De-fiance County Fair and alsotheir Swiss steak supper. Shemade her “world famous” peanut brittle, fudge andcaramel corn, not only for her family, but for the church bazaar and the employees atthe hospital.Surviving are four chil-dren, Cheryl Nedine(Richard) Buchhop andDenise (Mark) Hench, bothof Defiance, Heather (Al)Beam of Sherwood andHarold “Jake” (Lynette)Weible of Las Vegas; 13grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother,Clarence “Bud” (Shirley)Vandemark of Hicksville;and many nieces andnephews, in-laws and dear friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother,William “Bill” Vandemark;and a sister, Gloria Powers.Funeral services were heldSaturday, Feb. 18 at Ha-nenkrath, Clevenger andSchaffer Funeral Home inDefiance with Father JohnStites officiating. Burial was private.Preferred memorials, inlieu of flowers, are to the Ju-venile Diabetes Foundation,Defiance County HumaneSociety or DRMC Auxiliary.
PAYNE – Leonard F.Zuber, 74, of Payne, passedaway Friday, Feb. 17, sur-rounded by his family, at hisresidence.He was born Aug.1, 1937 inPayne, theson of Frank andIsabelle(Wetli)Zuber. Heserved in
MARION –Latty residentAmy Lynn Aldrich, age 30,formerly of Marion, passedaway Wednesday, Feb. 8,2012,the vic-tim of ahomi-cide.She issurvived by her mother,threechildren,two sisters, three brothers,and numerous aunts, uncles,cousins and friends.A celebration of Amy’slife was held at Friday, Feb.17 at Calvary Bible BaptistChurch with Pastor FloydRadebaugh officiating. Bur-ial was in Grand PrairieCemetery. Hughes-AllenFuneral Home, Marion, wasin charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, her family requests contribu-tions be made to the UnitedFederal Credit Union in her memory.Expressions of sympathymay be sent directly to her family by logging ontowww.hughesallen.com andopening her obituary.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. – Ruth O. Ross, age 94, of Co-lumbia City, passed away at10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 atMiller’s Merry Manor Inc.,Columbia City.She was born Feb. 9,1918 in Jel-loway,KnoxCounty,Ohio, thedaughter of Charles E.Birkhold and Onata Zoe(Snellenberger) Birkhold-Jeffery. She graduated fromPaulding High School withthe Class of 1936. On Jan. 6,1936 in Hillsdale, Mich., shemarried Francis W. Ross,who preceded her in death. In1945, she moved from Ohioto Columbia City. Sheworked at Brune PrintingCompany in Paulding andMagnavox in Fort Wayne for 36 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church,Eagles and Moose auxil-iaries.Survivors include her daughter, Betsy R. (Jack)Thompson of Albion; a son,John F. (Laura) Ross of Co-lumbia City; 11 grandchil-dren; 22 great-grandchildren;and 14 great-great-grandchildren.She also was preceded indeath by a daughter, MaryJoan Boschet; a brother, Car-los J. Birkhold; and a sister,Margaret May.Funeral services were heldFriday, Feb. 17 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Fu-neral Home, Columbia City.Burial was in South Park (Annex) Cemetery, Colum- bia City.Memorial gifts may begiven in memory of Mrs.Ross to Grace LutheranChurch.Please visit
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PAULDING – DoloresJane Phlipot, age 76, diedMonday, Feb. 13 at PauldingCounty Hospital.She was born Aug. 26,1935 in Paulding, the daugh-ter of Roy J. and Eva E.(Schortgen) Rickels. OnMarch 10, 1952, she marriedRobert W. Phlipot, who pre-ceded her in death on Nov.14, 2010. She was a GirlScout leader, Cub Scout denmother and a member of Ohio Harness Horsemen’sAssociation. Dolores devotedher life to her children,grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved na-ture, enjoyed needlework and played the piano.She is survived by threedaughters, Sandra (Joseph)Weaver of Angola, Ind., Janet(Randall) Goyings, Paulding,
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ANTWERP – Esther Lu-cille Stiner, 95, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19at The Gardens of Paulding.She was born Sept. 29, 1916in Payne, the daughter of Lonnie and Ruey (Smalley)Watson. She graduated fromAntwerp High School and wasa nurses’ aide at Coldwater,Mich. and Van Wert. In 1950,she married Harry Stiner, who preceded her in death in 2002.She was a member of theRoyal Neighbors of America.Surviving are a sister, MaryBoesch Meyer of Antwerp; a brother, Earl (Ruth) Watson of Hicksville; and nieces andnephews.Services will be held at 10a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 atDooley Funeral Home,Antwerp. Burial will be inWiltsie Cemetery, Payne.Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 22 at Doo-ley Funeral Home, Antwerp,and one hour prior to serviceson Thursday.Preferred memorials are tothe Antwerp Christian Pantry.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
PAULDING – Dorothy N.Carlisle, age 88, died Friday,Feb. 17 at CHP Inpatient Hos- pice, Defiance.She was born Oct. 5, 1923in Spencerville, Ind., thedaughter of Clarence J. andJane L. (Dorsey) Hissong. OnDec. 23, 1945, she marriedGerald “Gib” Carlisle, who preceded her in death on Dec.7, 1985. She was a home-maker and a lifetime member and a “Golden Eagle” of thePaulding F.O.E. Lodge #2405Women’s Auxiliary.She is survived by four sons, Edgar (Mae Lee)Carlisle, Roger (Janet) Carlisleand Dennis (Cheryl) Carlisle,all of Paulding, and Ronald(Susan) Carlisle, Antwerp;four daughters, Judith(Lawrence) Densmore of Oak-wood and Marsha Bennett, Pa-tricia (Larry) Burkley and PamFont, all of Paulding; a brother, Richard Hissong of Woodburn; two sisters, RosaHannah of Bryan and VirginiaJohnston of Traverse City,Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 55great-grandchildren; and onegreat-great-granddaughter.She also was preceded indeath by a grandson, a grand-daughter, a great-grandson, agreat-granddaughter, a son-in-law, four brothers and four sis-ters.Funeral services will beheld at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb.22 at Den Herder FuneralHome, Paulding, with Pastor Eileen Kochensparger officiat-ing. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Scipio Cemetery, AllenCounty, Ind.Memorial donations may bemade to Community HealthProfessionals Inpatient Hos- pice Services of Defiance.Online condolences may besent to
OAKWOOD – MarjorieMarie Eakins Evans Sick-miller, of Oakwood, died Sun-day, Feb. 19, 2012 at the ageof 100 years old.She was born on PeachMountain in Adams County,the daughter of John Ray-mond and Martha Ann (Shoe-maker) Eakins. She was amember of Auglaize ChapelChurch of God and Gideon’sInternational Auxiliary. Shewas a life-timefarmer andworkedmany yearsfor S.K.WayneFactory inDefiance.As a child,she helped her father plow thefields using a team of horsesto plant the tobacco crop onPeach Mountain.Surviving are four sons,DeWayne (Sharon) Evans andJohn (Roberta) Sickmiller, both of Napoleon, Jerry Sick-miller of Elida and Joe Sick-miller, Oakwood; four daughters, Winona (Dick)Hays and Judy (Dennis)Baker, both of Oakwood,Janette (Stanley) Coplin of Paulding and Marjane (Lee)Baker, South Lyon, Mich.; asister, Betty Tanner of Orient;21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her first husband, ClydeEvans, in 1994; her secondhusband, Eryl Sickmiller, in2003; a son, Donald Evans; adaughter, Garnett Evans Noble; a grandson, Stuart Noble; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Sickmiller; a great-grandson, Samuel DavidSickmiller; two brothers,Charlie and Carson Eakins;and six sisters, Thelma Iler, Norma Spencer, BeatriceWalkenshaw, Ermith Well-man and Edra Elliott.Funeral services will beconducted at 11 a.m. Thurs-day, Feb. 23 at AuglaizeChapel Church of God, Oak-wood, with Pastor Christo- pher Baker, the Rev. DavidCoplin, and Pastor Stan Har-mon officiating. Burial will be in Blakeslee Cemetery,Charloe.Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today, Feb. 22 at DenHerder Funeral Home, Pauld-ing.In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests memorial made toGideon’s International;Auglaize Chapel Church of God or a charity of thedonor’s choice.Online condolences may besent to
ANTWERP – Max Arthur Smith, 96, of Antwerp, passedaway Friday, Feb. 17 at hisresidence.He was born Nov. 21, 1915in Antwerp, the son of Carl F.and Norma C. (Filley) Smith.On Aug. 9, 1940 in Wauseon,he married Hope Eleanor Re-vert, whosurvives.DuringWWII, heserved inthe opera-tion of sup- ply pointsin France,Belgium,Luxembourg and Germanyin Patton’s Third Army. Hewas part of a group of sol-diers who inspected Buchen-wald Concentration Campthe day after it was liberated.He was co-owner of L.Smith & Son Inc. until retir-ing in 1983. At that time, L.Smith & Son Inc. was theoldest Buick dealership andthe second oldest Pontiacdealership in the world.He was a member of theAntwerp United MethodistChurch.Also surviving are a son,Rob (Jennifer) of Melbourne,Ky.; a daughter, Carol (John)Chilcote of Antwerp; twograndsons, Scott (Nadine)Cottrell of Falls Church, Va.and Brad of Lexington, Ky.;and a sister, Dorothy (Ray)Jeffery of Antwerp.Private services were heldat Maumee Cemetery. Doo-ley Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
ANTWERP – Darla Dun-derman Considine, 51, of Antwerp, passed away Sun-day, Feb. 19 at LutheranHospital, Fort Wayne.She was born May 8, 1960in Martinsburg, W.Va., thedaughter of Richard and Ot-tilee (Murphy) Dunderman.Surviving are her husbandof 12 years, Frank; two chil-dren, Chad (Laura) Dunder-man of Camden, Mich. andElecia (Brandon) Wobler of Haviland; her father, of Antwerp; a sister, Jackie(Dwight) Doctor, Antwerp;two brothers, Richard (Glo-ria) Dunderman of Mechan-icsville, Md. and David(Chris) Dunderman of Bryan; and 10 grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her mother.Funeral services will beheld at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24at Dooley Funeral Home,Antwerp. Burial will be inMaumee Cemetery,Antwerp.Visitation is from 2-8 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 23 at DooleyFuneral Home, Antwerp, andone hour prior to services onFriday.Memorials may be madeto a charity of the donor’schoice.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at