Lives Celebrated

August 2022

Michael D. Bonnar

Michael D. Bonnar
Michael D. Bonnar

Michael D. Bonnar, age 76, of Lambertville, Mich. passed away Aug. 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born Dec. 11, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Kathleen (Houlihan) and Thomas Bonnar. He proudly served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines Corp from May 5, 1963, through May 28, 1967, serving in the Vietnam War.He was one of the first Marines to serve in Vietnam. Michael was employed with Modern Builders Supply from January 1980 retiring in April 2015.

Michael was a member of the American Legion Post 468, The Toledo Home Remodelers Association, PRO Remodelers, The Antique Car Club and the Mercedes Club. He was a volunteer of the Sylvania Area Family Services where he was greatly involved in its fundraising. He was known as the “Mayor of Wildwood,” walking 12-15 miles every day with his walking group. He loved collecting Pink Panther items and going for long drives in his 1950 and 1961 Mercedes-Benzes. He enjoyed entering his Mercedes in car shows and won numerous awards for both. He married the love of his life, Barbara Nowicki, July 29, 1967, and have celebrated 55 years together.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, children Raquel (Kevin) Leggett, Angie (Miguel) Osuna, Michael Jr. (Jennifer) Bonnar and Chris (Sandra) Bonnar, grandchildren Ashley (Ian), Matthew, Nicholas, Jessica, Miguel II, Gavin, Zachary and Emily and great-grandchildren Grayson, Hudson and Shaylee.
 In lieu of flowers, donors are asked to consider Sylvania Area Family Services, 5440 Marshall Road, Sylvania, OH 43560 or The Victory Center, 3166 Republic Blvd. N, Toledo, OH 43615.

Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com.

Charles “Chase” Randel Chambers II

Charles Randel Chambers II

Charles “Chase” Randel Chambers II, 45, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on August 1, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Chase was born on June 4, 1977, in Anderson, SC to Charlotte Jo and Charles Chambers.

Chase graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School in 1996 and Bowling Green State University with a degree in Communications/ Marketing. While at Bowling Green, Chase pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon where he has been supported by his Brothers and many college friends throughout his cancer journey.

After graduation Chase worked in the communications and marketing field with several companies before his career with Owens Corning as a Senior Logistics Associate. Chase was a devoted friend to many and loved Tennessee Vols football, jet skiing, living at Put-in-Bay with his “second family”, golfing with his neighborhood buddies, and traveling with his family.

Chase is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepdaughter, Erika Dryfuse; parents, Charlotte Jo and Charles Chambers; brother, Paul Chambers; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends who dearly loved him. Chase was welcomed into Heaven by his beloved dogs, Smokey and Pongo.

Visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home in Toledo, OH on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 3-8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Perrysburg on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the cancer doctors and medical staff at the University of Michigan Medical Center and Rogel Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Chase’s honor to help the fight against cancer to the Rogel Cancer Center at rogelcancercenterannualgiving@umich.edu or to Dog Works of Ohio to continue Chase’s love of rescue animals at dogworksohio.com.

Carol Ann Disbrow

Carol Ann Disbrow

Carol Ann Disbrow, a strong, sensible, and selfless woman, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 5, 2022. Carol felt richly blessed in life and paid it forward by pouring out her love, support, and service to her family. This she did from an early age to even beyond the grave. Carol was a genuine “Proverbs 31 woman”. Smart, sharp, wise, and witty, [Mom] Carol was truly a servant leader who gave generously and lived with great integrity. She enjoyed her quiet time alone, gardening in her meticulous yard, where you’d find beautiful roses, hastas, green beans, and even asparagus hidden throughout her gorgeous flowering yard. She loved collecting and canning those green beans and watching the many beautiful birds that she [also] nurtured. Carol cherished her peaceful quiet times even cooking and ironing. Carol also loved traveling anywhere that involved sunshine and beaches, her sisters, or outlet stores. She loved finding a bargain!

Most significantly, Carol was a faithful and humble follower of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Her genuine Christian faith and walk of love that she consistently demonstrated in this life is her greatest legacy to her family. She glorified God by reflecting His loving-kindness to others, no matter the circumstance. Carol’s humble, gracious, and giving spirit has forever blessed the hearts of all who’ve been fortunate to know her.

Carol is survived by her children, Jim Rice, Jan (John) Haas; beloved niece, Pamela (Joe) Neiman; stepson, Thad (Amy) Disbrow; grandchildren, Jessica (Brandon), Mathew (Caroline), Zack (Kylie), Lexi (John Michael), and Taylore; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Marleigh; and siblings, Colleen, Betty, and Pat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Disbrow; and siblings, Tommy, Richard, Clayton, Luella, Margaret, Wilda, and Dorothy.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623, where a Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Promedica Hospice, who all provided the kindest and most comforting care to our beloved Carol.

Frances L. Dymarkowski

Frances Dymarkowski
Frances Dymarkowski

Frances L. Dymarkowski, 79, of Sylvania, Ohio, died peacefully July 24, 2022, at ProMedica Flower Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio to Nicholas and Serafina DiLorenzo. Her parents had immigrated from Italy and Frances grew up in an Italian American household along with her two sisters. The family embraced their Italian heritage, but the children were taught the ways of new world. Italian was spoken in the home and as a result Frances learned the language. Frances’s parents instilled in her a strong love of God, family, and friends. She attended Gesu Catholic grade school where she made lifelong friends. She went on to graduate from Central Catholic High School in 1960. While at CCHS, she met her future husband, Paul Dymarkowski, while attending a football game. Paul literally knocked her off her feet when he was forced out of bounds. After that chance encounter, they began dating and eventually married. “Franny” as she was known by her friends and family loved her time at CCHS, where she also made numerous lifelong friends. After high school graduation, Franny went on to Mary Manse College in Toledo, which she also enjoyed and continued establishing lifelong friendships that remain today.

In 1964, she and Paul were married and together they raised three children. Family became the center of Franny’s life, and it was important to her to pass along both Italian and Polish traditions to her children. This began a lifelong love of preparing Italian and Polish foods for family and friends. In 1987, when her children were grown, Franny found a satisfying career as a social and activities director at Oakleaf Village Retirement Community. She enjoyed working there until 2009, garnering much satisfaction from enriching the lives of the residents at Oakleaf. Whether going on “field trips” to Mud Hens games, visiting local attractions or providing in-house activities such as chili cookoffs, Derby day or booking musical acts that performed for the residents, Franny had a great time and made many friends.

Franny’s real joy in life was her family. She impressed upon them the importance of family and friends. She would often say “in the end all you need is someone who cares about you and you about them.” Franny was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and supported her large extended family in everything they did. You would often find Franny observing, attending, supporting, and participating any way she could at every function. This included Girl Scouts, sporting events, graduations, school plays and dance recitals. She never missed an event.

Franny would routinely invite family over for weekly dinners at her home. These were more than just dinners; they would become feasts. She would literally make seven or eight different dishes for the meal. These dinners were all about getting the family together to enjoy each other’s company rather than to simply feed them. Franny enjoyed the cooking process and knowing that people loved her food and company. Each dinner was loud and chaotic, but that is the way she wanted it; everyone laughing and enjoying themselves around the table. Between dinner invites, “Granny Franny” would have her family over for game nights, to play cards or board games, something they all loved.

Franny had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh, and make others laugh. She also enjoyed get-togethers and parties. She would often be the last to leave. When she wasn’t enjoying her family, she loved spending time with the friends that she made throughout her life. She liked to go to lunch with friends or have them to her home for a meal. Franny also cherished having “one-on-one time” with her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. Many times, it involved a cooking lesson where she would share her secret recipes. Many of the recipes were not written down, she merely recited them from memory. Franny also enjoyed watching Hallmark Christmas movies year around. She would invite her daughter, daughters-in-law, or granddaughters over to watch a movie that she had recorded. Franny enjoyed the simple things in life. She could find so much joy in growing her own tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and zucchini. She would admire in astonishment a tomato that she had grown, saying, “how can one little seed come to grow such a beautiful and delicious thing.” She never took anything for granted and treasured every day.

Franny unconditionally loved others and always put the needs of others before her own. She was a great daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Franny was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dymarkowski; parents, Nick and Serafina DiLorenzo; brother-in-law Norman Lopinski; sister-in-law Natalie Reed; and brother-in-law Bill Sader.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Doug Dymarkowski (Brenda), Paul Dymarkowski (Charlotte) and Lynn Breen (Dan); grandchildren Danny Dymarkowski (Hannah), Mandy Martin (Kevin), Drew Dymarkowski, Delanie Dymarkowski, Molly Breen and Natalie Breen; great-grandchildren Evelyn Dymarkowski, Esther Dymarkowski, Calvin Dymarkowski, Levi Dymarkowski, Serafina Martin, Jameson Martin, Nolan Martin and Griffin “Kirby” Martin; sisters Donna Lopinski and Patty Sader; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A visitation was held at the Walker Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church,
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to St. Francis de Sales high School, 2323 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43607, Pettisville Missionary Church, 19055 Co Rd. D, Pettisville, OH 43553 or Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, OH 43623. Online condolences can be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Nancy Jean Herring

Nancy Jean Herring, 90, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on August 10, 2022. She was born on December 20, 1931 to Wilfred and Freda (Willems) Ufer where she was raised on a farm in Maumee, Ohio.

Nancy met her beloved husband, Wilfred “Bill” Herring, Jr., at the young age of 11. Their relationship bloomed from there and the two got married at the ages of 19 and 21 where they were happily married for 72 years. She graduated from Maumee High School and proceeded to work as a manager at AT&T before becoming a full-time homemaker. In 1981, Nancy and her daughter, Elise, bought a women’s boutique called The Florence Shop where they owned and operated the business for 8 years. She loved doing all the office work, especially anything that involved accounting or bookkeeping. She excelled at knitting, creating the most beautiful and exquisite items, and will dearly be remembered for the loveliest sweaters that she would make for her family.

Nancy and her husband lived in Florida for 27 years before returning to Toledo 12 years ago. Nancy had many hobbies including researching her family lineage, hunting, fishing, playing slot machines, as well as traveling all over the world with her husband. She enjoyed gardening as well as gathering dandelions to make dandelion wine. She was a member of Catawba Island Club, the Toledo Club, and the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club for years and was quite the hostess who frequently entertained guests at her home. She found a simple joy in collecting antique cut glass. She loved the finer things in life, good chocolates, good food, good spirits, and good friends.

Nancy was known for being the steady support of her husband in all that he did. They went everywhere together and could always be found enjoying their afternoon cocktail. She was an extremely proud grandmother and great grandmother who was fortunate to spend an abundance of quality time with her grandchildren in recent years. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and will always hold a special place in their hearts.

Nancy is survived by her children, Wilfred “Bill” E. (Susan) Herring, III, Elise (Paul) Devers; grandchildren, Brooke (Roget) Aouad, Brandi (Chris) Russow, Paige (Justin) Musselman, Wilfred “Will” E. Herring, IV, Grace Herring, Robert Herring; nine great-grandchildren; many other extending family members; and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Shirley Wittenmeyer and Joann Veler, and the love of her life, Wilfred “Bill” Herring, Jr.

Friends will be received on August 14, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623 (419-841-2422). A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 43606. Burial will follow at Joy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hope Lutheran Church or to the Autoimmune Association, 19176 Hall Road, Suite 130, Clinton Township, MI 48038.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the caregivers and kitchen staff at The Hampton Manor of Dundee, Michigan for their exceptional level of service over the past several months. A special thank you also to Hospice at Promedica of Monroe, Michigan for their excellent care and gentleness. Online condolences to the family may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Wilfred “Bill” Ernest Herring, Jr.

Wilfred “Bill” Ernest Herring, Jr., 92, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. He was born on May 5, 1930, to Loretta (Tillman) and Wilfred, Sr. in Toledo. As a young man, Bill grew up in Ida, MI on the family farm at Lula and Jackman Road, and graduated from Dundee High School. His drive and sheer determination to succeed were obvious from a young age. He later attended Michigan State University with the intention of studying to become a veterinarian, and later switching his major to follow his true passion of building worthwhile relationships with people in the business school. After graduating, Bill served his country in the U.S. Army for two years in motor pool 13th tank battalion, stationed out of Fort Hood, TX.

On June 16, 1950, Bill married the love of his life, Nancy Jean Ufer, whom he met at a local dance when she was 11 and he was 13. He later started his longtime career at Dana Corporation, where he would eventually retire at the young age of 58. While working at Dana, Bill achieved great success through his dedication to the company and strong work ethic and became President of Dana World Trade. His trademark “that’s my job” empowered and motivated others to be their best.

Bill was quite the extrovert – always entertaining and socializing. He loved cooking for large crowds, especially known for his grilling skills. He was an avid hunter for both large and small game and had many international travels and trips arranged around hunting. Fishing was another of his favorite pastimes, a passion that he made sure to share with his children and grandchildren. He truly was an outdoorsman who enjoyed the simple things and the company of his friends and family. Bill also loved animals throughout his life, eventually becoming a part owner in a ranch, finding a home for his best four-legged friend, his horse, Captain. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are what brought him the most joy in the world. He was an exceptional family man that was supportive and encouraging to all.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Nancy Jean Herring; children, Wilfred “Bill” E. (Susan) Herring, III, Elise (Paul) Devers; grandchildren, Brooke (Roget) Aouad, Brandi (Chris) Russow, Paige (Justin) Musselman, Wilfred “Will” E. Herring, IIII, Grace Herring, Robert Herring; nine great-grandchildren; nephew, Bob Collins; many other extending family members; and countless friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Collins; and cherished horse, Captain.

Friends will be received on August 14, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623 (419-841-2422. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 43606. Burial will follow in Joy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808, or to the Ruffed Grouse Society, https://www.uplandstore.org/products/donation. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the caregivers and kitchen staff at The Hampton Manor of Dundee Michigan for their exceptional level of service over the past several months. Online condolences to the family may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Marlene Ruth (Wallace) McHenney

Marlene Ruth McHenney

Marlene Ruth (Wallace) McHenney went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 3, 2022. Born on August 25, 1935, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Sherman and Ethel Wallace, Marlene graduated from Ohio City Liberty High School in 1953. In 1958 she married John (Jack) McHenney; together they lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, before moving to Naperville, Illinois, and in 2003 to Waterville, Ohio, where she and Jack lived for nineteen years surrounded by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marlene is survived by her son, Mark McHenney (Sandi) of Wheaton, IL, daughter, Cheryl Bayly (David) of Waterville, OH, eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and Jack, her husband of 64 years. A sister, Naomi Moore, and brother, David Wallace, preceded her in death.

Visitation will take place Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10 a.m., where a Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wakeman Cemetery, Waterville, OH. Online condolences may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Katherine ‘Kay’ Horn Montgomery

Katherine Montgomery
Katherine Montgomery

Katherine “Kay” Horn Montgomery passed away peacefully on July 20, 2022, at the age of 99. She was born May 26, 1923, in Dover, Ohio to Robert and Pearl (Baker) Horn. Kay was a graduate of Martins Ferry (Ohio) High School and attended the Elliott Business College in Wheeling, W. Va. Kay married the love of her life, Boyd O. Montgomery, on Sept. 19, 1942, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, two months before Boyd was called to active duty in World War II. They lived in Mansfield and Columbus before moving to Sylvania, Ohio in 1955, where they founded the Boyd Montgomery Insurance Agency. Kay and Boyd were married for almost 79 years!

Kay was a dedicated volunteer at the Toledo Hospital serving for more than 50 years. She was an active member of the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary where she served as president in 1973-1974. She became the first chairperson of the Toledo Hospital Gift Shop in 1978, served as gift shop manager for several years, and continued to volunteer her time to support the gift shop well into her 90s. Kay received the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary’s Golden Shoe Award in 1986 for her service and dedication to the Auxiliary and the gift shop. She was also a member of the Flower Hospital Auxiliary, the Toledo Symphony League, the Toledo Club, and the Highland Meadows Golf Club. Kay was a long-time member at Covenant Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Deacon, and actively participated in the Presbyterian Women’s Association. Most recently, Kay was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church.

Kay enjoyed travelling with her family and friends visiting countries all over the world. Kay and Boyd took many adventurous trips including an African Safari in Kenya, riding the Orient Express from London to Paris, exploring Europe on the River Boats, and taking a world trip with stops in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Egypt, India, Nepal, Greece, and Italy. Kay loved their trips to Austria where they stayed at the Interalpen – Hotel Tyrol in Telfs, and always stopped in Switzerland to enjoy dinner and chocolate mousse at the Old Swiss House in Lucerne. Most years, Kay and Boyd spent several weeks enjoying the sunshine in Fort Lauderdale and Acapulco and their summer weekends at Devil’s Lake in Michigan.

Kay’s family will remember her as a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Kay never sat still because she was constantly offering her help to others. She loved her family deeply and always had freshly baked brownies and cookies plus an endless supply of chocolate for her grandchildren.

Kay is survived by her son Boyd R. Montgomery (Sandra) of Sylvania, Ohio; daughter Katherine Kranz (Dusty Tank) of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren Boyd Montgomery (Kimberly) of Minnesota, Lisa George (Derek) of Texas, Jennifer Kranz (Troy Valasek), Jonathan Kranz (Jessica), and Benjamin Kranz (Tamara) all of Ohio; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and sister Marilyn Burns of Dublin, Ohio. Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd O. Montgomery, her parents, sister Patricia, and daughter Cynthia.

A visitation was held in the Walker Funeral Home with a memorial service at Christ Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital Foundation at 2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43606.

Martha Ann Duren Rodgers

Martha Ann Duren Rodgers

Martha Ann Duren Rodgers, 71, of Toledo, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2022. She was born in Grenada, Mississippi before getting married and having three children. She had a very strong faith and read her Bible daily. Known for being a good mother and grandmother, Martha was extremely generous. She had a unique spunkiness about her and developed great relationships with her neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Felix Jones, Thomas Duren, Sr. She is survived by her brother, Dava Duren-Jones; children, Danny Patterson, Nyonnah Roberts, Precious Campbell; four grandchildren; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will take place on Friday, August 12, from 12-3 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Condolences may be sent at walkerfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to The Sparrows Nest or Rebekah’s Haven in Martha’s honor.

September 2022

Gregory George Alexander

Gregory George Alexander

Gregory George Alexander, age 93, died Aug. 24, 2022, in Toledo, Ohio. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Virginia Gregory Alexander and George O. Alexander. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Gregory of Hood River, Oregon and Douglas G. Alexander of Dallas, Texas; plus, granddaughter, Evelynn Larson and her children, and also his good dog, Bobby. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Constance Alexander.

Greg was a graduate of Culver Military Academy, where he was Regimental Commander, and Yale University and the Harvard Law School. He was a retired partner of the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, and for eight years was executive vice president and general counsel of the Woodville Lime & Chemical Co. As a personal challenge, Greg took and passed the Florida bar examination when he was age 54 as a prelude to being instrumental in the establishment of a Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

He was always interested in education. He was a member of the Sylvania Board of Education and for ten years was class agent of his Yale class. He was also on the board of the Sylvania Community Services.
Like his own son and his late father, Greg has a certain passion for golf. He visited Scotland on four occasions where he played such famous courses as St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield and Royal Dornoch. He also played at Pebble Beach, Pine Valley, Ohio’s Muirfield and Florida’s Seminole.

He has been a trustee of the Waite-Brand Foundation since 1964, past president of the Child and Family Service of Toledo and on the board of the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. He was a longtime member and on the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church where he and his wife were married in 1956. He is currently a member of St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. He was a past president of the Toledo Country Club, a member of Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., and the Yale Club of New York City.

Among various organizations, he had been director of Health Care REIT, Inc., Therma-Tru Corp., Aim Packaging Inc. and the Ohio Plate Glass Co. He was also chairman of the Corporation Law committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

It was Greg’s wish that any memorials be given to the Culver Educational Foundation for the W. E. Gregory Scholarship Fund, Culver, IN 46511-1291; Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation 4747 Holland-Sylvania Road, Sylvania, OH 43560; or St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany Road, Ottawa Hills, Ohio 43615.

Frank Dick

Frank Dick

Frank Dick, devoted husband and father, proud veteran, and generous philanthropist died Sept. 5, 2022, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor at the age of 96.

Frank was born March 8, 1926, on the family farm in Cygnet, Ohio, the son of the late Earl and Edith (Bartz) Dick. Frank met his future bride, Shirley Garns, in the first grade. They graduated from Cygnet High School in 1944, and were married on June 18, 1946, in Indiana. Frank and Shirley celebrated over 63 years of marriage prior to her death in 2010.

During World War II, Frank served in the U.S. Army Infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 80th Blue Ridge Combat Infantry Badge as a result of his involvement in the Battle of the Bulge.

After service, Frank continued his education at Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree. Honorary degrees bestowed upon Frank include a Doctor of Education from the University of Findlay; Doctor of Public Service from Bowling Green State University; and Doctor of Community Service from Adrian College.

When he was 21, he was elected as the youngest mayor of Jerry City, Ohio. At the age of 23, Frank held his first superintendent position at Portage Township Schools (1950 -1953). In the following 28 years, he also served as superintendent of other schools in Ohio including Pandora-Gilboa (1953-1957), Sylvania City (1957-1965) and Toledo City (1965-1978).

In 1978, Frank’s tenure with Gleaner Life Insurance Society began. One year later, he was elected president of the Society and currently holds the title of chairman emeritus, board of directors. Much of the success of the Society can be attributed to Frank’s leadership. This leadership carried over into the community service to which he and Shirley passionately devoted their lives. Frank served as past president of Greater Toledo Educational Television Foundation, Lenawee United Way and Channel 30. He was past director of Sylvania Savings Bank, Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Young Men’s Christian Association and Adrian State Bank. He also served on several boards including Adrian College Board of Trustees, American Association of School Administrators Foundation, Bowling Green State University Foundation, Jackson Community College, Lenawee Health Alliance, Lenawee Economic Development Corporation, Lenawee County Chamber Foundation, Michigan Association of School Boards Foundation for Educational Leadership, ProMedica Hospital System Investment Committee, ProMedica North Region Board of Directors, Toledo Public Schools Foundation, and numerous others.

Frank was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Adrian. He was also a member of 40 & 8 Veterans, Lenawee Chamber of Commerce, Adrian Rotary Club, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Am Vets, and 80th Blue Ridge Combat Infantry Division. Frank was privileged to attend the 75th reunion of the Battle of the Bulge in 2019 overseas.

Frank and Shirley have shared their conviction for learning with many students through college scholarships they have sponsored. Their philanthropic legacy is also evident in the many charities they have endowed throughout the years.

Frank is survived by his daughter Reide Garnett (Joanne Schmidt) of Bakersfield, Calif., and many extended family members. He leaves behind hundreds of friends who were like family to him.

In addition to his wife, Frank was preceded in death by his siblings Leroy, Gerald, Jack and Betty.

His daughter, Reide, would like to thank the staff at Charlotte Stephenson Manor and Hospice of Lenawee for the excellent care they gave Frank.

In lieu of flowers, an appropriate tribute to honor Frank would be a donation to the First United Methodist Church, the Lenawee County Education Foundation, or Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation. Online memories and condolences may shared at www.wagleyfuneralhomes.com.

Gerald “Gerry” Richard Koster

Gerald “Gerry” Richard Koster

Gerald “Gerry” Richard Koster, 68, went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones on September 4, 2022. He was born in Clare, Michigan on September 21, 1953, to his parents, Gerald and Luella (Groves) Koster.

Gerry attended Lake High School and graduated in 1971. After graduation, he went on to work for Jeep before becoming a police officer. He worked at Jeep for 20 years before joining the Northwood Police Department where he served for 4 years. From there he loyally protected the Sylvania Township for 25 years. He was a retired police officer from Sylvania Township P.D. and did his job tirelessly as he loved his job. He went on to marry the love of his life, then Cathy Lowe, right out of high school where they shared 51 wonderful years. Together they raised their three children.

Gerry was a member of the FOP and the Sylvania Senior Center. He spent multiple years as a D.A.R.E. officer and was the police officer at Whiteford Elementary School. He was very proud of the fact that he worked a full-time job while also a full-time student obtaining his Law Enforcement degree. He was an amazing dad growing up and wasn’t afraid to give a little tough love when it was needed. Despite his busy schedule, he never missed a game and was always there cheering on and supporting his kids. He liked spending time outdoors, fishing and hunting when he could, and enjoyed telling the infamous story about the only time he had to draw his service weapon was to kill a rogue emu. He had a passion for his Harley Davidson motorcycle, his wine making and his woodworking, but his absolute favorite pastime was his grandkids. He loved his wife’s cooking and was very particular in what he would eat- so much so that even the names of foods mattered. He had an interesting taste for pickled pigs’ feet and wouldn’t hesitate to sit down with the whole jar.

Gerald has always been known as a kindred man and would give the shirt off his back for others. He was loved beyond measure, unique, was very dependable and would never leave you behind. He was also a loyal, genuine, and trustworthy friend. If you ask those closest to him, supervising was a talent of his as well. Especially when he was delegating the yardwork amongst his children and grandchildren, making sure it was done right. Above all, the love, kindness, and compassion he carried will be remembered by all and his spirit will always remain.

Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Cathy Koster; children, Jeremy (Tiffany) Koster, Matt (Kerry) Koster, Missy (Jon) Ward; grandchildren, Ben, Aaron, Nathan, Randee, Trinity, Derek, Matty, Jonathan, Faith, Maggie, Devyn, Hatti; cousin, Cher Horner; best friend, Ron; and may other nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

George William Latshaw

George William Latshaw

George William Latshaw, 79, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sept. 5, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. George was born in Columbus, Ohio to Marian and Charles Latshaw on Aug. 10, 1943.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, he went onto a successful career in human resources and labor relations working at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio), Ohio Plate Glass (Toledo, Ohio), Brush Wellman (Elmore, Ohio) and Intersil Corporation (Findlay, Ohio) from which he retired in 2002. George was an active member at his church, Epworth United Methodist.

George served in the Army Reserves and shortly after married June Cooper in 1967, and shared their lives with three children. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary together on September 2, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, June Latshaw, his children Amy Boros (Greg), James Latshaw (Missy), and Charles Latshaw (Kelley), his sister Carolyn Hiestand (Darryl), and his seven grandchildren Emily, Ben, Elena, Andy, Molly, Max, and Elise.

Family and friends may visit at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43615, on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 10 am until the time of the memorial service at 11 am, with Rev. Steve Swisher officiating. Private family burial will take place following the service.

The family wishes, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Daniel Mahoney

Daniel Mahoney

Dr. Daniel Mahoney, age 84, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on August 28, 2022, after a recent battle with cancer.

Born October 13, 1937, in Toledo to Dr. Eugene and Martha (Beutler) Mahoney, Dan was also raised in Toledo alongside his four siblings: Joanne, Jim, Marty, and Kathy. In 1956, he graduated from Central Catholic High School where he lettered in football and baseball. After high school, Dan attended the University of Toledo. In his years of undergrad, he was an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Dan pursued his dream of becoming a dentist as he went on to further his education at Case Western Reserve University. While in Cleveland, he met the love of his life Judith Ann Kuhn. The two joined in marriage on November 16, 1963. Dan graduated from CWRU in 1964.

Dan started his career in 1964 as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, serving until 1966. Dan continued his career in dentistry until 2002. Within this time, he cared for and serviced many patients within the West Toledo area. After retirement from Dentistry, Dan worked as a substitute teacher within the Toledo Public School district.

In his early years, Dan enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and spending time at his lake home. Wampler’s Lake was a joy and to be with Judy, the children, and the grandchildren made it seem like heaven on earth. He also had many fond memories traveling to different spots of the country with some of his closest friends. Up until his death, Dan maintained his closeness with his friends, as they met to play cards on Wednesday afternoons. Dan took pride in his euchre and bridge games. He hated to lose in these games, so he was given a nickname, “Doctor Good Loser”.

Above all things in life, Dan and Judy were most proud of their four children: Neal, Patty, Gene, and Jenny. Dan believed in tradition and looked for every opportunity to share his Irish heritage.

Dan was a member of Gesu Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Irish Hills.

A special thank you to his home care nurse, Monica McKenzie, for her constant support.

Dan is survived by his wife, Judy Mahoney; his four children, Neal (Amy) Mahoney, Patricia (Dan) Hartnett, Eugene Mahoney, and Jennifer (Jason) Wampler; his eleven grandchildren, Dan, Kelsey, Mary, Neal, Connor, Allie, Emmie, Mallory, Grant, Matthew, and Jaelyn; great-grandchild, Carson; sister, Kathy Dever; brother-in-law, Dan, sister-in-law, Barb (Jim) Mahoney, and brother-in-law, Ron Kuhn.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Eugene and Martha Mahoney; brothers, Jim and Marty; sister, Joanne; and brother-in-law, Don (Joanne) Jurek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to CCHS, St. John’s Jesuit, Christ Child Society, or Ebeid Hospice Residence.

October 2022

A. Richard Camp

A. Richard Camp, passed away Oct. 6, 2022, at age 86, from colon cancer. He graduated from Libbey High School in 1954, where he was on the football and baseball team. He then graduated from University of Toledo in 1959 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. His schooling was interrupted for a time when he was signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team in Florida. After graduation from UT, Richard worked in machinery sales and was vice president of D and H Machinery. Later, he became president of Maumee Valley Machinery until he retired at age 61. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a very active supporter of UT’s football team, along with the men and women’s basketball teams. Richard was a staunch Republican, he was a longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church, a member of the Sylvania Country Club, and a past member of the Toledo Rotary Club.

Arthur Richard Camp was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, son of Arnold and Florence (Muir) Camp. Richard married Patsy Radunz in 1960, and together they raised their three children, Challen Powers, of Lakeland Fla., Erin Kieper, of Vashon, Wash., and Chad Camp, of Toledo, Ohio. During their 62 years of marriage, he and Patsy traveled abroad extensively to over 18 foreign countries as well as the U.S.

Their children were competitive swimmers with Greater Toledo Aquatic Club, and Richard was fully involved and supportive of the organization. He was a meet director for many years and former president of GTAC. His daughter Erin was on the St. Ursula swim team that won state in 1983 and swam for the University of Iowa. His oldest daughter Challen was the first freshmen from Southview High School to go to state in swimming. His son Chad was captain of St. John’s High School swim team. Richard was involved with Boy Scouts with him and helped him earn his Eagle Scout badge in the 8th grade. The very hot summer camps and freezing Camp Alaska were particularly memorable to him.

Richard is survived by his wife, of 62 years, children, and five grandsons, Kasey Powers, of Indianapolis, Ind., Brady Powers, of Pascagoula, Miss., Bennett Powers, of New York City, N.Y., Cody Camp, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Tyler Camp, of Glencoe, Ark. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Florence Camp, and his infant son Eric.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greater Toledo Aquatic Club, 2323 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43607.

Doris Ann Jones

Dr. Doris Ann Jones passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, following a brief illness and failing health in recent years. She was 81.

Doris was a pioneer in her profession as a female dentist. She built a 48-year dental practice in Toledo beginning with an office on Lagrange Street, later moving to Sylvania Avenue, and finally working from an office on Sunforest Court. She truly loved being a family dentist. Her patients benefitted from her skill, knowledge, and care. She put patient needs first despite their inability to compensate her for services. She also donated time to the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless. With a passion for her profession and for patients, Doris reluctantly retired in 2012.

Always scientifically oriented, Doris was especially proud that she was the first female dental student to earn a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1966. She referred to fellow classmates as “her boys” and kept in touch with them over the years.

She was a retired life member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Greater Toledo Dental Society.
A native of Seymour, Indiana, Doris was born on August 9, 1941. She was blessed to be a part of a hardworking, close-knit family. She often fondly recounted tales of growing up in Seymour. She graduated from Shields High School in 1959. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1962.

In her free time, Doris enjoyed golf and was in several women’s leagues. She was also an avid bridge player. She enjoyed traveling with trips that included England, Turkey, Greece, and Africa. Her trip to Africa was for a medical mission.

Doris was a longtime member of Hampton Park Christian Church where she served as an elder and a deacon. Her faith journey included participating in Northwest Ohio Emmaus (1991), a program strengthening Christian disciples and leaders.

Doris was a member of PEO AQ Chapter in Toledo, a faith-based organization that empowers women through faith, service, and education.

Doris was preceded in death by her grandmother, Josephine Haden; parents, Arthur Ray Jones and Mary Catherine (Haden) Jones; her sisters, Betty Jones Kiel, and Carol Jones; and niece, Joann Kiel.

In Indiana, she is survived by her nephew, Scott (Beth) Kiel; great nephew, Tyler (Katie) Kiel; and great niece, Sarah Kiel. In Toledo, “Momma Doris” was especially close to her niece, Ashley Jones (Ben Pierce) and their children, Zoe and Zachary Pierce. She especially delighted in watching Zoe and Zach grow and being included in family trips to Disneyworld.

Doris will be remembered for her keen intellect, professional expertise, and outstanding patient care; and for her generous heart, fun-loving spirit, and deep faith in the Lord.

John Lewis Miller

John Lewis Miller

‘We are born to cruise for but a while on this trackless sea; until one day we sail away into infinity. ’

John Lewis Miller, age 84, passed away at home Oct. 1, 2022, cheering the beloved Buckeyes on to victory. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 5, 1938, to Ira and La Dell (Schorling) Miller. He attended Nathan Hale Elementary School before moving to Hillsdale, Mich,, where he graduated from Hillsdale High School. John loved sharing stories about his teenage years, which included fond memories of boating, fishing, his dog, Flag, and waterskiing on Baw Beese Lake with friends. John attended Wittenberg University where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and met his beloved wife, Nancy, in embryology class. Upon graduation they were wed in Wittenberg’s Hamma Chapel on his birthday and spent over 62 wonderful years together. John went on to have a very successful career with Owens-Illinois Inc. in the Plastic Products Division for 40 years. These years included 10 marvelous moves from the East Coast to the West Coast and back. He was an avid fisherman and loved his boating life, taking many fishing trips and cruises with family and friends. He instilled his love of boating with his children and proudly became Commadore of Toledo Yacht Club in 1999. Another favorite pastime was feeding and observing the variety of birds that frequented his backyard.

Family was always his number one priority and being with his three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren was his greatest joy. Much to his delight his grandchildren called him “Bear,” which stayed with him throughout his life.

John is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children: Gail (John) Brenner, Greg (Maria) Miller and Lori (Mark) Rhonemus; grandchildren: Emily Miller, Pauline Brenner, Margaret Miller, Emma Rhonemus, Ellen Miller, Elizabeth Rhonemus, Chad (Joslyn) Brenner, Lyndsy Brenner (Joel) Taritas; great-grandchildren: Evelyn Taritas, Beau Taritas; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, William Miller.

A “Celebration of John’s Life” will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11:00 am at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie Street, Sylvania Ohio. followed by a light lunch reception in Wright Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, or a charity of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Walker Funeral Home, Toledo. Online condolences may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Jill Susan Stoll

Jill Susan Stoll, 52, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Oct. 11, 2022. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Ronald and Alice (Corbin) Hershberger on Feb. 22, 1970. Jill graduated from Bedford High School and then the Toledo School of Practical Nursing, where she was president of her class. She loved reading and collecting Snowbabies. She also had many heart-shaped trinket boxes she acquired over the years from family and friends who were traveling.

Jill is survived by her beloved husband and caregiver, Grant Stoll; son Nicholas Stoll; mother, Alice (Robert J.) Imrick; sister Keryn (Tim) Bowers; brothers Greg (fiancé, Sherry Styer) Hershberger, Brett (Laurie) Hershberger, Todd (Trudy) Hershberger; brothers-in-law Donald (Laura) Stoll, Jr., David (Jeanie) Townsend; aunt Joyce Deleeuw; uncle Donald M. Corbin; mother-in-law,Terry Stoll; 15 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and great-nephews; and countless extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her six-week-old daughter Sarah Stoll; father, Ronald F. Hershberger; and father-in-law Donald Stoll Sr.

Services for Jill were held privately. She was laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park next to her beloved Sarah. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to support Nicholas’s college fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Walker Funeral Homes, Toledo, Ohio. Online condolences to the family may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

November 2022

December 2022

Nicholas George Mancy

Nicholas George Mancy died Nov. 14, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 53 years old.

Nick was born in Toledo, Ohio on Feb. 26, 1969, the youngest child of George and Sarah Mancy.

He grew up in the Sylvania area and spent many memorable summers swimming and diving at Sylvania Country Club. He graduated from Sylvania Northview High School (1987) and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Ohio State University (1991). Following his college graduation, Nick attended the University of Toledo Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate (1994).

Nick practiced law for seven years; first in Columbus, Ohio for the American Federation of Teachers and later in labor law for Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. Mich. During this time, in July of 1997, he married the love of his life, Monica Frank, and they started their family. In 2003 he made a career change and opened Shorty’s True American Roadhouse in Toledo. After much success at Shorty’s, Nick opened Back Forty in 2016 which specializes in catered gatherings, both in-house and off-site. Nick was well known in the community for his friendly, outgoing nature, his generosity, and his contagious smile. Like his late father, George, Nick appreciated being in a business where his customers were enjoying themselves and celebrating happy occasions. He considered himself fortunate to have all three of his children working at Back Forty with him over the past several years and he had many long-term employees that he considered family.

Watching his children, George, Claudia, and Margi, perform in school and local community plays and participate in school activities through the years made him proud and brought him great joy. He looked forward every spring to their family vacation to the South Beach, Florida area where they took full advantage of the great restaurants around Miami. He and Monica also had many memorable fall vacations in Las Vegas where they enjoyed the weather and dined at both new restaurants as well as their old favorites.

As an avid Ohio State football fan, what would have made Nick happy would be for people to meet with friends, share a toast in his name, and send out a loud “Go Bucks” in his memory.

Nick is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Monica; his children George, Claudia, and Margi; his siblings Michael, and Dena (John Harding); his in-laws Kathy and Mark Frank and family, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sarah (Rahal) Mancy.

Donations in Nick’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

John Lewis Miller (see October 2022 for obituary)

A “Celebration of John’s Life” will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11:00 am at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie Street, Sylvania Ohio, followed by a light lunch reception in Wright Hall.

January 2023

Anna O. Ramm

Anna O. Ramm, 81, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Jan. 2, 2023. She was born in Hulen, Ky. to Issac and Gladys (Barton) Brown on Sept. 20, 1941. Anna married her loving husband, Burt Ramm, and together they spent over 60 loving years together. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by her children, Michael (Mary Ann) Ramm, Lori Ramm-Lane, Lisa Ramm; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Keith “Bud” (Sandy) Brown, Peg (Fred) Horak, Dorothy Oswalt, Harry (Tracy) Distel, Veda (Norm) Keil. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Earl McGeorge.

A celebration for Anna was held at the Sylvania Moose. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sylvania Moose. Arrangements were entrusted to the Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio. Online condolences to the family may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Burnes Forney, Jr.

Robert Burns Forney, Jr., Ph.D., age 77, of Toledo, Ohio, died peacefully at home Dec. 4, 2022, with his loving family by his side. 
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Debra B. (Brandt) Forney; childre, Ashley (Nathanael) Filippelli, Robert (Erica) Forney III, W. Scott Forney, Jonathan Forney, and Daniel (Megan Orzechowski) Forney; grandchildren Jonathan, Clara, and Ezra Filippelli, Brooke, Kimber, and James Forney; and sister Judith Forney. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter-in-law Megan Orzechowski.

Funeral services were held at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd., Sylvania, with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of Truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Arrangements were entrusted to the Walker Funeral Home, Toledo. Online condolences to the family may be made at walkerfuneralhomes.com.