Adelaide M Dunn
Passed Jan 15, 2007
DUNN Adelaide M. "Dancing Paintbrush" Adelaide M. Dunn, "Dancing Paintbrush," 88, of Genoa, Ohio, died Monday, January 15, 2007, in the Genoa Retirement Village. Adelaide was born November 1, 1918, in New Marshfield, Ohio, to Robert H. and Helen M. (Powell) Stright. On June 17, 1939, in Athens, Ohio, she married Claire C. "Iker" Dunn, and for many years they co-owned the Indian Mound Campground in Athens. He preceded her in death April 1, 1996. Adelaide taught art in the Genoa Area Schools for 28 years. She painted several murals in the area including the "Four Seasons" at Riverview Nursing Home in Oak Harbor, "Scenes of Toledo" in the Woodville Mall, and "In the Good Old Days" at the Genoa Care Center. She painted many, many portraits of different people in the area over the years. In July 1989, she became a registered member of the Continental Confederation of Adopted Indians (est. 1950) and was known as "Dancing Paintbrush." Adelaide also taught individual art in her home. She was a member of St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church in Elmore, where she played the organ for many years and taught Sunday School. She was the founder of the 42 Culture Club of Genoa, was a past president of the Women's Federation of Social Club and a member of the Toledo Museum of Art. Adelaide is survived by her daughters, Lynda M. Dunn (Fred Dais) of Genoa, Loretta "Lori" M. Moore of Mansfield, Darla J. Spector of Mentor and Deanna C. Dunn of Genoa; seven grandchildren and eight great-grand-children; her foster son, Johnny Harold Dunn of California; brothers, Daniel H. Stright of Athens and Robert H. Stright of Amesville and sister, Elsie A. (Stright) Brooks of New Marshfield. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, with the family present 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2007, in Trinity United Methodist Church, Genoa, with interment to follow in Clay Township Cemetery. Contributions in Adelaide's memory may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, or New Marshfield United Methodist Church, New Marshfield, Ohio. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 17, 2007
Class of 1970
Passed Nov 09, 2007
Albert Williams, 55, of Lebanon, PA, and formerly of the Genoa, Ohio area, died Friday, November 9, 2007, in the Randallstown Rehab Center, Randallstown, MD, after a recent liver transplant. Albert was born in Jacksonville, FL, on December 17, 1951, to Frederic G. and Margaret M. (Shessler) Williams. He married his wife, Elizabeth on February 11, 1994, in Lebanon, PA, and she survives. Albert was a 1970 graduate of Genoa Area High School and a carpenter by trade. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, step daughters, Michey (Kevin) Leach and Patty Hiester; sister, Brenda McCormick; niece, Christy (Justin) Longenberger; nephew, Keith McCormick, two great nephews, and four aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents, two uncles and two aunts. A graveside service for Albert will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2007, in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family will receive friends and relatives from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, 501 West St. Genoa, OH 43430. Memorial contributions for Albert may be made to the Cleveland Clinic, Liver Transplant Center, Art Thomson, Director, 9500 Euclid Ave./A110, Cleveland, OH 44195; the American Cancer Society, or the donor's choice.
.Published in Toledo Blade on November 16, 2007
Alice Hameyer Bunning
Class of 1940
Passed Jan 31, 2006
Alice Bunning, 83, of Nogales, Arizona and formerly of Northwood, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006. Alice was born in Gibsonburg, Ohio on February 23, 1922, to August and Metta (Schmidt) Harmeyer. She graduated from Genoa High School in 1940 and still enjoyed monthly reunions with classmates when she would return to the area. On September 26, 1942, Alice married Roy V. Bunning. In 1960 Alice and Roy started their own business, Royal Tool Inc., which grew into an international business when they purchased Sun Tool. Alice served as secretary-treasurer of the company for many years. In 1947 she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses at an International Convention in Los Angeles, California and remained a faithful witness of Jehovah until her death.
She is survived by her husband, Roy. Alice was preceded in death by her sons, Franklin and David; parents and her sister, Marion Younker
A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nogales. Interment is at the family plot in Clay Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the worldwide work of Jehovah's Witnesses through a local congregation.
.Published in Toledo Blade on February 19, 2006
Alice Marie Hoodlebrink Steindam
Class of 1947
Passed May 30, 2011
Alice Marie Steindam, passed away May 30, 2011, surrounded by her family at the Genoa Care Center, where she received such loving care for the last 20 months of her life. Alice grew up in Genoa. She was born to Louis and Mabel (Swartz) Hoodlebrink on August 18, 1927, and went to Genoa Schools, graduating in 1947. She married Bernard "Barney" Steindam May 7, 1949, and he preceded her in death August 22, 1983. Two children blessed this marriage, Harold (Jenny) Steindam and Shirley (Michael) Poddany. Alice is also survived by grandchildren, Nevin Steindam (fiancée Alicia Delvaux), Caleb Steindam, Darci (Michael) Sennett and Sara Steindam, great grandson, Russell Kohl Sennett and many special nieces and nephews, including a special relationship with her niece, Karen Cooley. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Monica Steindam and Margaret Steindam. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Norma Hoodlebrink, infant brothers, Irvin, Elmer and Marlin Hoodlebrink, brothers and sisters-in-law, Karl and Angela Steindam, Junior and Laverne Steindam, and brothers-in-law, Wilber Steindam and Norman Steindam. Alice kept herself busy from the time she was young, working at Hirzel's Canning for three years. When her son Harold was old enough she became a Den Mother for Pack 310. Everyone wanted to be in her den because of the cool wood projects they made! When her daughter Shirley was born—no time for Girl Scouts—Shirley was upset that she couldn't be a Cub Scout! Alice remained in scouting for over 20 years and received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor given to scouting volunteers. Alice also drove school bus for Genoa for ten years. She also loved making and selling wooden toys that helped kids use their imaginations. For over 20 years Alice was in charge of the finances of the Annual Chicken Dinner at St. John's United Church of Christ in Genoa. She also always had a woodcraft for the St. John's UCC Vacation Bible School every summer for many years, and for the Sunday School, she made an exact replica of King Herod's Temple. Alice then joined Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville, where she was a member of the Naomi Circle and the Bible Study groups and had a great time with the Solomon's Kitchen Cutie Band. In her spare time Alice made models of all the schools in the Genoa School district. Afterward she was honored by the school board for her talents. Another of Alice's passions was playing keyboard while her brother, Orville, played violin. Together they played at fairs, senior centers and small get-togethers. Several times Alice played at the Raceway Park to entertain during races! Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, in Solomon Lutheran Church, 305 W. Main St., Woodville; Pastor Bill Duty officiating. Interment will follow in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorials for Alice may be directed to Solomon Lutheran Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or the donor's choice.
Alma Jean McCormick Stamm
Class of 1973
Passed Sep 04, 2010
Alma Jean "Jeannie" Stamm, 55 of Fremont, OH died Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, OH. She was born June 24, 1955 in Toledo, OH to the late Edward B. and Thelma L. (Chandler) McCormick. She was a 1973 graduate of Genoa High School where she attended Penta Career Center. She also attended Owens & Terra Community Colleges. On July 30, 2005 she married Dean Stamm and he survives. Jeannie was a Licensed Beautician for the Genoa Area for 34 years retiring in 2005. She currently was a Supportive Living Provider for the Luther Home of Mercy in Oak Harbor. She was a member of La Pointe United Methodist Church, Port Clinton and Photography clubs in Port Clinton and at Terra Community College. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, playing the piano, listening to classical music, traveling with her husband on his musical gigs and taking pictures. She loved her dogs and cats, watching CSI, traveling to the Upper Peninsula, and sharing her Nursing Home and Musical Ministry with her husband, Dean.
Survivors include her husband Dean Stamm of Fremont, sons: Andy Rodriguez of Elliston, OH and Eddie Rodriguez of Oak Harbor; step daughters: Stacy Stamm of Toledo, OH and Mary (David) Stamm Carpenter of Denver, CO; grandson Cooper Rodriguez; sisters: Larunah Napier of Jacksonville, FL, Carolyn (Gale) Pfleghaar of Genoa, OH, Mary (Jim) Metroff of Millbury, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters: Janice Thompson, Marilyn Sofo, and Margaret McCormick.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8pm at the Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor with the family present 2-4 & 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 2pm with the family to receive friends one hour prior at La Pointe United Methodist Church, Port Clinton. Burial will be in Union Cemetery Oak Harbor. Memorial Contributions may be given to La Pointe United Methodist Church or Luther Home of Mercy Supportive Living. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com.
Andrew W Burris
Class of 1989
Passed Apr 19, 2007
Andrew William "Andy" Burris, 36, of Curtice, Ohio left this world unexpectedly on Thursday, April 19, 2007, to be with the Lord. He loved the Lord with all his heart, and shared his faith with family, friends, and co-workers. Andy was born on November 2, 1970, in Toledo, Ohio to his surviving parents, Duane and Ruth Burris. He was their "Little Oonie." He was a 1989 graduate of Genoa High School and Penta Vocational School of Carpentry where he was top of his class. During high school and shortly after graduation, Andy was a new home rough framer. He left his trade for one year and went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, to pursue his dream of becoming a minister. However, his love of wood and the call of hammers and nails drew him back to Toledo to begin his apprenticeship and soon become a journeyman carpenter. He was proud to be a trained OVAS union steward. Andy was very involved in the Carpenters Union Local #1138 and enjoyed his friendship with all his union brothers. He met the love of his life, Shonna (Twigg) in 1992, and married her October 5, 1996. They were blessed with surviving daughter, Breanna Rae, 3, his pride and joy. Andy looked forward to the day she would bring home her "trophy buck". Andy was often found traveling throughout his neighborhood giving a helping hand or in deep conversations. He loved the woods and was an avid deer bow hunter. He loved watching NASCAR races from the pits or on the couch! Andy was proud to be part of the crew which took the Skyway Bridge Pylon to the top. He loved being over 400 feet above the earth and often told others that was where he felt closest to God and that much closer to heaven. Andy's never ending stories, giant bear hugs, sweet laughter and gentle smile will be missed until we see him again. Surviving are his sisters, Sheryl (Mike) Lopez and Cindy (Doan) Whitt; grandparents, Ken and Delora Burris and Mildred Weiler; nieces and nephews, Krystle, Zach, Anthony, Megan, Ciera, Abbi, Alfred (Janelle) III, Melissa, James Jr., Kendra, Kyle and Troy; sisters and brother-in-laws, Alfred (Heidi) Twigg Jr., James (Kathy) Twigg Sr., Bev (Jon) Hosner; Lynne and Jennifer Adoline and his brothers at Local # 1138. Andy is preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Vivian Weiler; nephew, Alex Lopez; father and mother-in-law, Alfred and Joyce Twigg. Visitation will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road, Millbury. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Victory Christian Fellowship Church, 2051 Oak Harbor Road, Fremont, Ohio and where the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Contributions can be made for Breanna through the "Andrew Burris Fund" at any Glass City Federal Credit Union.
.Published in Toledo Blade on April 22, 2007
Audrey E Blausey Myers
Class of 1952
Passed Jul 21, 2010
Audrey E. Myers, 76, of Gibsonburg, died early Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Bethesda Care Center, Fremont. She was born in Martin, OH on February 2, 1934 to Herbert and Erna (Helle) Blausey. Audrey was a 1952 graduate of Genoa High School. On April 12, 1972 she married R. B. Myers. Surviving are children, Deborah Floro of Fremont, David (Stephanie) Weiker of Perrysburg, Mary (Richard) Wasserman of Helena; step-children, Terry (Tina) Myers, Larry (Diane) Myers, Chris (Delfina) Myers; siblings, Lyle (Ruth) Blausey of Helena, Adrian Blausey of Clay Center, Bernard (Margie) Blausey of Martin Williston, four grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Audrey M Gross Huss
Class of 1942
Passed Sep 27, 2013
Audrey M. Huss, 88, of Huss Drive, passed away Friday (Sept. 27, 2013) in the Lebanon VA Medical Center, Lebanon.
Born Nov. 23, 1924, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of Paul and Mary Barton Gross. On Jan. 12, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, she married Robert D. Huss, who died July 9, 2008.
Mrs. Huss was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marines. Audrey was a graduate of Genoa High School, Genoa, Ohio, Class of 1942.
She had worked for Standard Oil Co. of Ohio, and helped her husband run the family farm in Turtlepoint since 1968.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Genoa, Ohio, Order of Eastern Star, Genoa chapter, Genoa, Ohio; and the Ohio Grange.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth R. (Etta) Huss of Turtlepoint; three daughters, Sharon A. Huss of Deltona, Fla., Rebecca S. "Becky" Neaus of Harrisburg and Rhonda M. (Ray) Butler of Roulette; five grandsons, four granddaughters; a brother, Duane W. Gross of Rimersburg; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; a son, Kevin A. Huss, who died Jun. 2, 2011; two granddaughters, Jill and Lori Schultz; and two brothers, Glenn E. and Kenneth B. Gross.
There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held Thursday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.
Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library or Port Area Ambulance Service
Class of 1976
Passed Mar 06, 2010
William "Bill" Colyer, 51, of Genoa, Ohio, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at his residence. Bill was born in Toledo, Ohio, September 24, 1958, to William Donald and Phyllis Jean (Ziegler) Colyer. He married Diane M. Schwartzwalder in Latcha, Ohio, June 5, 1987. For 27 years, Bill worked as a machinist at J & S Industrial Machine. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Latcha, and a 1976 graduate of Genoa High School. He loved going to the family cottage in Bird Lake, Michigan where he enjoyed boating. Bill loved to eat ice cream, watch sports, and was a Pittsburg Steelers fan. Most of all Bill loved being with his family. Survivors include, wife, Diane M. Colyer, sons, Jason Robert and Andrew William Colyer, brother, Donald (Nancy) Colyer, sisters, Sharon (Darryl) Bittner, Arlene (Glen) Slusher, sister-in-law, JoAnn Jankowiak, father-in-law, Robert (Barb) Schwartzwalder, God Daughter, Reagan Guthrie, 4 nephews, 4 nieces, 11 great nieces and nephews, and special friends, Glen Slusher, Greg Smith, Kenny Swartz, and Bill Carr. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service for Bill will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church in Latcha, Ohio. Visitation will be in Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa, Ohio on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, March 8, 2010, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment will take place in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Genoa Athletic Boosters, or Zion Lutheran Church, Latcha, Ohio.
Billy Ross Avent
Class of 1938
Passed Jun 19, 2007
Billy Ross Avent, age 88, passed away peacefully and with dignity on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Bill was born September 18, 1918, to Early and Tessie Avent in Durham, North Carolina. His wife, Alvina, whom he married November 20, 1943, preceded him in death in 1976. The youngest of four children, he was placed in the Junior National Orphans' Home of Tiffin, Ohio along with his three siblings following his father's death during the flu epidemic of 1918. Upon the remarriage of his mother, he alone was taken from the Junior Home to live with his new family. He eventually came to reside in Genoa, Ohio where he graduated from Genoa High School in 1938. Bill was a member of the 1938 Basketball Team that was inducted into the Genoa High School Hall of Fame in the year 2000, the first Genoa basketball team to go to the Buckeye State Tournament. He also participated in football and track running the track medley in the State Track Championships also in 1938. His love of sports followed him to the baseball field and the Toledo Amateur Federation League. He played with the UAW Local 12 in 1940 and 1941, and after being recruited in 1942 by Tommy Thomas, manager of the Old Dutch Beer Ball Club and manager of The Minor League All Stars, Bill accepted a position with both clubs. He was the only player on the Minor League All Star team with no minor league experience and was referred to as the handy-andy youngster from Genoa. Bill was a bullpen catcher having warmed up pitchers, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige, then with the Pittsburgh Crawford's. Bill recalled proudly hitting a double off of Satchel Paige in a game while playing with the Minor League All Stars in 1946. In 1943, he played on the Championship Spicer Ball Club for Chuck Swinghammer and was approached by Roger Bresnahan to try out for a professional ball club. Bill declined sighting his impending marriage and job at DeVilbiss Co. as being his priorities. In 1944 he played again for the UAW Local 12. In 1954, he ended his baseball career playing with the Old Timers Baseball Association at Swayne Field. Bill went to work at DeVilbiss Co. in 1940 beginning as a dock man. He advanced his way through the years becoming production manager in 1963. He retired as a superintendent in 1983. He was especially proud to be a member of the Toledo Management Association. He served as chairman of the Speaker's Committee inviting Woody Hayes and Jessie Owens to speak to its members. He was extremely proud to have invited and hosted Jessie Owens in his home prior to the speaking engagement. Bill coached for St. Catherine's Little League Baseball team taking them to second place in the finals in 1968. His passion for baseball continued in his support of the Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers. He was also team statistician for the Toledo Tornado's Football Team in 1964. Bill is survived by his daughter, Vicki (Richard) Pack; son, Bill Avent of Tempe, Arizona; grandchildren, Gary (Kelle), Todd (Elaine) Pack, Amy (George) Mergen, Jason and Wesley Avent; and great-grandchildren Logan, Hannah, Noah, Jordan and Maisy Pack and Madison Mergen. His brother, Joseph; sisters, Geraldine and Blair (Kuhar) preceded him in death along with his infant daughter, Maureen and infant son, Martin. The family would like to thank the Caregivers of Heartland of Waterville, especially Elizabeth, Dawn, and Chris and Heartland Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul's Respite Care, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee, Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Friends may call at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave., on Friday from 2-7 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 23, 2007. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
Class of 1944
Passed Nov 27, 2007
George Robert “Bob” Powers, 81, of Perrysburg, formerly of Genoa, Ohio, died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Bob was born in Toledo, Ohio, to the late George G. and Bessie (Sampson) Powers on April 15, 1926. On September 9, 1950, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, he married Audrey Marsh and she survives. Bob was a 1944 graduate of Genoa High School; and after serving in the Navy during WWII from 1944-46, he graduated from Ohio State University's School of Architecture.
Bob was a registered architect for 40 years and had worked for Buehrer & Stough Architects and Engineers in Toledo and Smith, Hinchman & Grills Architects and Engineers in Detroit. Some of his local projects included St. John’s UCC in Genoa, Genoa Bank, the Genoa library, and the addition on Trinity United Methodist Church in Genoa, where he had been a past member. He was past president of the Construction Specification Institute and was one of the founders of the Toledo chapter. For 39 years Bob served on the Board of Directors at the Genoa Bank and was President Emeritus of the bank board. Bob was an avid OSU Buckeye fan and enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling.
In addition to his wife, Audrey, Bob is survived by his sons, Jerry (Bonnie) Powers of Phoenix, AZ, Dan (Maureen) Powers of Kissimmee, FL, Tim (Beth) Powers of Newark, and Jim (Jean) Powers of Pemberville; daughter, Diane Lau of Perrysburg; and six grandchildren, Joe Powers, Jonathon Powers, Joshua Powers, Jennifer Lau, Stephanie Lau, and Andrea Powers. He is also survived by two brothers, Edward (Delores) Powers of San Antonio, TX, and Galen (Betty) Powers of Rochester, NY. His parents, sister, Nancy McKenzie, and loving step mother, Theresa Powers, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 Main St., Genoa, on Friday, December 7, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the services from 10-11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Way Public Library, Perrysburg, Trinity United Methodist Church, Genoa, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, has assisted the family with arrangements
Bonajean Bloomfield Petersen
Class of 1965
Passed Jan 07, 2001
Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, & 1958-2007
Name: Bonajean Petersen
Birth Date: 25 Sep 1947 Birth City: Toledo
Birth County: Lucas
Birth State: Ohio
Birth Country: United States
Residence County: Ottawa
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Zip Code: 43445
Death Date: 7 Jan 2001
Death Time: 03:20 AM
County of Death: Wood
Age at Death: 53
Registrar's Certificate Number: 00029
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Burial
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Social Security Number: 279-44-7016
Father's Surname: Bloomfield
Mother's Maiden Name: Whipple
Marital Status: Married
Spouce's Name: Thomas E Petersen
Industry of Decedent: Health
Occupation of Decedent: Billing Clerks
Brad J Gargac
Class of 2001
Passed Dec 16, 2006
Brad J. Gargac, 23, of Curtice, Ohio died Saturday, December 16, 2006, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Brad was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 16, 1983, to Joseph W. and Roxann (Pasko) Gargac. Brad was the manager of the auto parts department at The Andersons General Store in the Woodville Mall, where he had worked for the past 5 years. He also worked part time for his father, at his business: Joe's Restoration, in Genoa, OH. He was a 2001 graduate of the Genoa Area High School. Brad was a very cheerful, happy, and content person who liked to be around people. He liked to snowmobile and jet ski, and was an avid University of Michigan fan. He liked to customize audio systems and various automobile electronics and in 2005 he received a third place honor as having the loudest auto component system in the state of Ohio. Recently he was into physical fitness. Survivors include his dad, Joe of Curtice; mother, Roxann Gargac of Maine; great-grandmother, Corinne (James) Fries of Toledo; grandmother, Mary Lou Gargac, Curtice; aunts and uncles, Therese (Tom) Krajeski of Martin, OH, Vickie (Danny) Perrine, Curtice, Steve Gargac, Hornbeak, TN, Henry (Yvonne) Gargac of Walbridge; along with cousins, Craig, Rachel, Nick, Monica, Ben, and Candy. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Steve "Curly" Gargac. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, in the Robinson - Walker Funeral Home, 501 West St. Genoa, OH. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family suggests memorial contributions in Brad's memory be to the Allen-Clay Joint Fire Dist, Station #1, Williston, OH or the donor's choice
Bradley R Richardson
Class of 2007
Passed Oct 21, 2010
Bradley R. Richardson, Jr., 21, of Point Place, died suddenly on Thursday morning, October 21, 2010. Born on March 30, 1989 to adoring and loving parents, Brad and Michelle Richardson. The Richardson family has been devastated by the loss of their son, brother, grandson, uncle and cousin. Bradley's life ended along with his best friend and cousin, Bryan Richardson and dear friend, Noah in a tragic car accident. However, and most fortunately, their dear friend Noel survived and we are grateful. Bradley was raised in Point Place and attended Ottawa River Elementary School where he was an honor student, a Boy Scout in pack 123, and was involved in the Young Astronauts. He attended Regina Coeli for Junior High School and attended Genoa Area High School where he graduated in 2007. Bradley also excelled in art while in High School, he loved to draw and had entered his pieces in several competitions. Bradley shared the passion of hunting with his father, grandfather, uncles and cousins. All of his life Bradley truly enjoyed cooking and aspired to one day be a Chef. His dream was to attend the Culinary Arts School in Chicago, IL; in December 2009 he had recently attended their open house. Bradley is survived by his loving parents, Brad and Michelle (Bentley) Richardson; sisters, "Sheesh" (Bryson Krueger) and Hannah; niece, Addison Claire; grandparents, Rob and Vicki Richardson, Les Bentley, Gale (Dan Mattimoe) Kellum; aunts and uncles, Lori and John Toth, Bryan and Suzanne Richardson, Brooke (Dustin James) Richardson, Bo and Courtney Richardson, and Brian Bentley; cousins, Kristina, Chelsea, and Johnny Toth, Brianne, Kaylee, and Jace Richardson, Ashlee, Alexis and Aaron Tatkowski, Brent Richardson Jr., Courtney and Kressa Bentley; great-grandparents, Betty Scriber, Betty Richardson, and a multitude of additional family members and friends who loved Bradley very much. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 2-8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. (419-726-1583); that same evening at 8 p.m. the Funeral Service will begin in the funeral home. A Memorial Wake will be held in Bryan's memory on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 3265 on Summit St., Toledo, Ohio in Point Place. The family would greatly appreciate that all contributions be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses. Those wishing to express their memories, a word of encouragement, or photos may do so at: www.jasinfuneralhome.com Bradley's parents are proud of the fact that he was an organ donor and in his death he will continue to live on through his generosity.
Class of 1980
Passed Oct 21, 2013
Brian K. Auler, 51 of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of Curtice, Ohio, died Monday, October 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Oregon, Ohio, on May 30, 1962, to Harold J. and Beverly J. (Shields) Auler. Brian was a 1980 graduate of Genoa Area Local Schools and attended the University of Toledo, where he received his degree in Business Administration in 1984. He received the Pacemaker Award from the UT College of Business for his hard work and dedication to his field of study.
Brian was currently the business manager for Who's Who of America-Ohio in Columbus. He had worked for the accounting firms of Derkin & Wise and Ernst & Young while in Toledo. He had also worked for Price-Waterhouse in Columbus and the Truck One Co. of Newark, Ohio. Brian was well known in the comic book and arts communities. He previously owned the former Silver King Comic Store in Columbus and was very involved with the Ohio Arts Council in Toledo and Columbus.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly Auler of Curtice, brothers, Donald (Anna) Auler, Curtice, Thomas Auler, Portsmouth, VA, David Auler, Curtice, sisters, Donna (Steve III) Varga, Millbury, Rebecca Auler, Port Clinton, Lori Jo Auler, Genoa, Joyce Auler, Toledo; eight nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. Also surviving is his close friend, Scott Gallaway and his family from Columbus. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Harold Auler, niece, Tracy Varga, and great-nephew, Ethan Varga.
A funeral service for Brian will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH 43430. Interment will follow in the Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013. The family suggests that memorials in Brian's name be directed to the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Genoa, OH 43430; or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Bruce A Gackstetter
Class of 1971
Passed Nov 11, 2011
Bruce A. Gackstetter, 58, of Curtice, Ohio passed away suddenly on November 11, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. He was born on September 12, 1953, in Toledo to George and Lucille (Kreager) Gackstetter. Bruce was a 1971 graduate of Genoa Area High School. He was a car enthusiast, from racing to collecting models. Bruce worked as a paver/operator for H.W. Bergman. He was an active member of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral where he served as a lector and volunteered for events for many years. During his last months, he spent as much time as possible with his grandchildren in Raleigh, NC. Bruce was a compassionate person who also would always take care of another person before himself, as shown in the last few months of life. Bruce is survived by his loving wife; of 35 years, Roxanne, sons; Brian (Jami) Gackstetter and Chase Gackstetter, grandchildren; Matthew, McKenzie, and Tristan and mother; Lucille Gackstetter. He was preceded in death by his daughter; Alyssa and father; George. Bruce's legacy lives on with his family and with his Gift of Sight through his eye donation. Friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon (419) 693-9304, on Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12 noon where the family will greet friends one hour prior to mass. Burial will follow in Allen Township Cemetery in Williston. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the Alyssa Gackstetter Genoa High School Memorial Scholarship or The Bruce Gackstetter Grandchildren's Scholarship Fund at any Genoa Bank branch
Carlene J "CJ" Gerkensmeyer Behrens
Class of 1954
Passed Mar 30, 2008
Carlene J. "CJ" (Gerkensmeyer) Behrens, 72, of Perrysburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 30, 2008, in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was an 18-year breast cancer survivor, and inspired others with her courage. She will be missed by all that knew her. Carlene graduated from Genoa High School in 1954, attended Capital University, and graduated from Toledo Hospital's School of Nursing in 1958. After working in The Toledo Hospital for many years, she then entered the industrial nursing field and ran the health department at the former National Castings plant in East Toledo for 17 years. She retired from Owens-Illinois' Riverside Health Care Center in Levis Park in 2000. She is survived by her children, Amy (Scott) Steele, of Perrysburg, Carl (Lori) Behrens, of Toledo, and John Behrens, of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Ellen and Molly Steele, and Katherine and Christian Behrens. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald (Diane) Gerkensmeyer, of Williston, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo Gerkensmeyer Shaffer and Carl Gerkensmeyer. It was Carlene's wish to support the education of future doctors and nurses, and she donated her body to the University of Toledo's College of Medicine. In celebration of her spirit, the family will receive friends Sunday, April 6th, at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale, from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks donations to be made to the 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg, or to the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of the Susan B. Komen Foundation, 3100 W. Central Ave., Suite 206, Toledo, OH 43606, or to a charity of the donors' choice. Arrangements are being handled by Walter Funeral Home
Carmela Portale Haley
Class of 1942
Passed Nov 04, 2012
Carmela Haley, 88, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at St. Charles Mercy Medical Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Carmela was born on May 10, 1924, in Curtice, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (DeLuca) Portale. She was a 1942 graduate of Genoa High School. She was employed at Lorenzen Coal in Curtice and The National Mill in Toledo. She enjoyed working at the Lion Store and she was a Postal Clerk at the US Post Office in Curtice for over 11 years. She really enjoyed this job. Carmela served as the Mother's Club Treasurer for Jerusalem Grade School and was a member of the Cardinal Stritch Biretta Club. She also served as a member of the St. Vincent's Auxillary. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent's, both in the gift shop and in the hospitality center. She was a lifelong member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, where she served as a lay communication distributor and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
She was a loving wife to Jack and devoted mother to Mary Ann, Barbara and Pamela. Carmela was a great homemaker and fabulous cook, especially known for her Italian dishes.
Carmela married John V. (Jack) Haley, April 20, 1949, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Oregon, Ohio. Jack preceded her in death on January 21, 1996. She is preceded in death by her parents, Agnes and Joseph Portale, her brother, Sam Portale, and sisters, Jane Haley and Theresa Meyer.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Ann (Gary) Schnee, Barbara J. Haley and Pamela S. (Martin) Strassner; seven grandchildren, Derik (Amber) Schnee, Jeremy (Kimi) Schnee, Laura (Francis) Wright, Rachel Strassner, Martin Strassner III, Erica Strassner and Jacqueline Strassner; three great-grandchildren, Luke, Nathan and Jesse Schnee; brother-in-law, James Haley; sister-in-law, Rita Haley.
Carmela was best known for her beauty, kindness and generosity. Our lives have been blessed with her love.
Friends may call at Hoeflinger Bolander Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH, on Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., where scriptures service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and on Friday, November 9, from 2:00-8:00, where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, November 10 and proceed to St. Ignatius Catholic Church for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in her name to our local Heartbeat and/or The Foundation of Life.
.Published in Toledo Blade from November 7 to November 8, 2012
Class of 1965
Passed May 27, 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.
Passed Feb 15, 2015
Charles K. Johnson, 94, of Martin, Ohio, died Friday, February 13, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Charles was born May 18, 1920, in Williston, Ohio, to Harmon and Erna (Krouse) Johnson. On February 2, 1944, in Elliston, Ohio, he married Marvell B. Bringe, who preceded him in death February 21, 1998. Chuck served in the U.S. Army with the 79th Infantry during WWII in Europe and was part of the landing on Utah Beach D-Day Plus 6. Chuck taught for 30 years at Genoa High School retiring in 1975. After retirement he worked as an independent contractor and was the construction manager for Habitat for Humanity in Graytown. He was also the construction manager for Elderlife at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Genoa. He had a woodshop at his home and loved making many beautiful lathe turnings. Chuck was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Williston, where he was very active. He served as president and taught Catechism and Sunday School. He was a member of the Genoa American Legion and served as chaplain for many years. Chuck enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, but especially treasured his yearly trip to Minnesota. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Jenise L. Schultz and sons, Dana C. (Sandi) Johnson and Jeffrey D. Johnson, grandchildren, Chris, Kelly, Carly, Jessica and Mackenzie, and great grandchildren, Mathew, Macauley, Callie and Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson, John Schultz, brother, Edwin Johnson, and special friend, Janet Diab. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 16, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, with military graveside service to follow in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorials for Chuck may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St., P.O. Box 235, Williston, OH 43468; or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.