Our Obituaries

John Richard Schuh

January 17, 1945 - March 26, 2014

John Richard Schuh, 69, of Berlin Heights, passed away peacefully at The Meadows at Osborn in Huron March 26th after a lengthy illness. He was born January 17,1945 in Bellevue, Ohio to Richard and Velma (Keller) Schuh who preceded him in death. John was a 35 year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 42, of which he retired in 1992. He and his wife also were self employed with Schuh...
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Kathleen White

June 28, 1921 - February 17, 2014

Kathleen White, age 92, of Berlin Heights, died on Monday February 17, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 28, 1921 in Berlin Township and has lived in the area her entire life. She was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She also graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Lorain and the Northern Institute of Cosmetology in Lorain. She owned and operated her own beauty shop,...
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George Julius Danilla III

February 26, 1943 - January 12, 2014

George Julius Danilla III, age 70, of Berlinville, died on Sunday January 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on February 26, 1943 in Norwalk and has lived in the area his entire life. He was a 1961 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Army in the 173rd Airborne and was a Special Forces volunteer during the Vietnam War. George owned Danilla's Specialty Shop and was a...
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Deborah Ann Edwards

May 30, 1950 - December 10, 2013

Deborah Ann (Wittmer) Edwards, age 63, of Berlin Heights, died on December 10, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on May 30, 1950 in Sandusky and has lived in the area her entire life. She was a 1968 graduate of Perkins High School. She had worked as a teachers aide and most recently for Job and Family Services of Erie County. Her biggest joy on life was her children and grandchildren...
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Doris (Becker) Garwood

July 16, 1927 - November 26, 2013

Doris Mae (Becker) Garwood, age 86, of Collins, ascended to heaven to meet The Lord on November 26, 2013, where she joined her beloved husband Frank "Ike" Garwood. Doris was born on July 16, 1927 in Milan, and married Ike on April 26, 1947. She was a loving, caring, and hardworking woman who never complained. Doris was an active member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church and the United...
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Helen Keller

September 24, 1920 - November 15, 2013

Helen Louise Keller, age 93, of Berlin Heights, passed away on November 15, 2013 at the Meadows at Osborne Park in Sandusky. She was born on September 24, 1920 at home in Sandusky and has lived in Berlin Township for most of her life. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed to crochet, dance, and spend time with her family. She was a member of the Huron Eagles. She is survived by her children Marilyn...
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Warren G Holzhauser

August 23, 1920 - November 13, 2013

Warren G. Holzhauser, age 93, of Berlinville, died on November 13, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on August 23, 1920 in Norwalk and lived in Berlin Township his entire life. He was a 1938 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. After completing Officers Training, he served in the Merchant Marine as a Navigator aboard several ships during WWII in the North Atlantic and...
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Richard Clarence Biemler

April 24, 1958 - November 9, 2013

Richard C. Biemler, age 55, of Berlin Township, died on November 9, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 24, 1958 and was a 1977 graduate of Edison High School and EHOVE. He had worked at Hy-Miler in Norwalk. He is survived by his special friend Kathy Grant, and his siblings James, of Collins, George (Naomi), of Norwalk, Charles (Caroline), of Milan, Caralyn (Roy) Smith, of AR, William ...
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Penelope "Penny" Mesenburg

June 14, 1947 - October 20, 2013

Penelope "Penny" Mesenburg, age 66, of Middle Bass Island, died unexpectedly on Sunday October 20, 2013 at Elyria Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 14, 1947 in Cleveland and has lived in the Milan and Berlin Heights area for many years, spending her summers with her husband on Middle Bass Island. She was a 1965 graduate of Avon Lake High School. She was a homemaker who also worked part time...
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Max C Krueger

July 1, 1930 - October 7, 2013

Max C. Krueger, age 83, of Berlin Heights, died on October 7, 2013 at Mill Manor Nursing Home in Vermilion. He was born on July 1, 1930 in Berlin Heights and has lived here his entire life. He was a 1948 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He graduated from Bowling Green State University. He was a lifelong farmer and also owned and operated Krueger Insurance in Berlin Heights for 50 years...
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Fred Church

May 15, 1936 - October 7, 2013

Fred Church, age 77, of Berlin Township, died on Monday October 7, 2013 at home following a brief illness. He was born on May 15, 1936 in Lomansville, KY, and has lived in the area for over 50 years. He worked at Van Dresser in Norwalk for 20 years and retired from Quickie Designs in Avon Lake in 2001. He was an avid hunter and loved woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Marie ...
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Frances M Malone

October 20, 1924 - September 16, 2013

Frances M. Malone, age 88, of Berlin Heights, passed away at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. She was born on October 20, 1924 in Ceylon to the late Vernon and Doris (Daniels) Summers. She lived her entire life in the Berlin Heights area. She was a 1943 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Berlin Heights and...
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Myron L. Churchill

April 24, 1931 - September 8, 2013

Myron L. Churchill, age 82, of Berlin Heights, died on Sunday September 8, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born on April 24, 1931 in Milan and has lived in the Berlin Heights area his entire life. He was a 1949 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He worked as a cabinet maker for Firelands Kitchens. He enjoyed baseball, gardening, riding his bicycle, fishing, and spending...
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Russell Calvin Cabage

August 28, 1928 - August 31, 2013

Russell C. Cabage, age 86, of Berlin Heights, died on Saturday August 31, 2013 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. He was born on August 28, 1928 in Detroit, MI and has lived in Berlin Heights since 1962. He had worked as a manager for Wicks Lumber and also a salesman at Sears. Russ was a veteran of the US Army and an active member of the Berlin Heights Historical Society. He...
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Linda Grech

May 13, 1944 - July 24, 2013

Linda Grech, age 69, of Berlin Heights, formerly of Painesville, died on July 24, 2013 at Twilight Gardens in Norwalk. She was born on May 13, 1944, in Painesville and had resided there until moving to Berlin Heights six years ago. She is survived by her sister Penny (Frank) Palinkas, of Geneva, OH a brother John (Sandy) Grech, of Boiling Springs, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Margaret "Peg" Reising

October 3, 1932 - July 22, 2013

Margaret "Peg" Reising, age 80, of Berlin Heights, died on July 22, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on October 3, 1932 in Hancocks Bridge, NJ and has lived in Berlin Heights almost 60 years. She worked at the Berlin Heights Post Office for 25 years and retired as the Postmaster. She was a member of the Berlin Heights Congregational Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting,...
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Dale R Brundage

May 22, 1951 - July 18, 2013

Dale R. "Hollywood" Brundage, age 62, of Berlin Heights, died on July 18, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 22, 1951 in Sandusky and has lived in the area his entire life. He was a 1969 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He retired from Avon Lake Ford in 2000. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, playing cards,...
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Neil H. Nottke

April 24, 1926 - July 8, 2013

Neil H. Nottke, 87, Huron, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in Parkvue Healthcare Center, Sandusky. He was born April 24, 1926, in Shinrock, Ohio. Neil was a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by Apex, Lay Brothers Fisheries, Ford Motor Co., Lorain Shipyards, Clevite, Dupont, and retired from Columbia Gas L&G. He owned and operated Firelands Archery Shop from 1950-1990. He was a member of Zion...
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Freida Keller Redford

December 5, 1951 - June 21, 2013

Freida Keller-Redford, age 61, of Berlin Heights, passed away on Friday June 21, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. She was born on December 5, 1951, in Waynesboro, NC, and has lived in the Berlin Heights area her entire life. She was a 1969 graduate of Edison High School and CBSI with a technical degree in Computer Science. She had worked for Periodical Publishing in Sandusky for...
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Billy Nelson Connell

July 27, 1930 - June 16, 2013

Billy Nelson Connell, age 82, of Huron, went to be with The Lord on June 16, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on July 27, 1930 in Alamo, TN, and graduated from Crockett County High School. He worked at Lorain Ford for over 30 years. Billy was an avid member of the Norwalk Church of Christ. In his younger years he enjoyed coon...
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Gertrude C. Whidden

February 21, 1923 - May 16, 2013

Gertrude C. Whidden, age 90, of Berlin Heights, died on May 16 2013 at the Carriage House in Norwalk. She was born on February 21, 1923, in Lilly, PA and has lived in the area since the 1950's. She owned and operated Whidden's Beauty Shop in Berlin Heights for ten years. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Norwalk, the Berlin Echoes, and the Berlin Heights American Legion...
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Leonard "Skip" Puder

July 22, 1953 - May 4, 2013

Leonard "Skip" Puder, age 59, of Huron, died on Saturday May 4, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1953 in Norwalk and has lived in the Berlin Heights area his entire life. He was a 1971 graduate of Edison High School. He had worked for Lithonia Lighting in Vermilion and Plantation Motel in Huron. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing, and spending time outdoors. Skip was a great Dad and...
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Kenneth C Baker

April 16, 1940 - April 19, 2013

Kenneth C. "Gramps" Baker, age 73, of Berlin Heights, died on Friday April 19, 2013 at University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on April 16, 1940 in Berlin Heights and has lived here his entire life. He was a 1958 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Army following high school. When he returned from the service, he worked at Kelble Brothers, he also worked at...
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Edna Dute Heimrich

March 1, 1945 - April 12, 2013

Edna P. Dute-Heimrich, age 68, of Norwalk, died on Friday April 12, 2013 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. She was born on March 1, 1945 in Norwalk. She was a homemaker, who loved sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Harry, her children Connie (Craig) MacNiven, of MI, Tarrie Heimrich-Powell, of Norwalk, Edward "Joe" (Laura)...
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Charles Lowry

December 25, 1934 - April 11, 2013

Charles Lowry, age 78, of Berlin Heights, died on Thursday April 11, 2013 at home. He was born on December 25, 1934 in Sandusky and has lived in Berlin Heights most of his life. He served in the US Army and was a life member of the AMVETS Post 22, the VFW Post 7576, and was a member of the American Legion Post 397 in Vermilion. He retired from the Lorain Ford plant in 1996 and also farmed for...
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Lois Kaczor

May 26, 1922 - March 21, 2013

Lois Mary (Stower) Kaczor, age 90, of Milan, passed away at the Willows of Willard on March 21, 2013. She was born to Clarence and Alma (Godfred) Stower at Snow Hill (Plank Rd.) in Milan, Ohio. Lois graduated from Milan High School in 1940. She married Edward L. Kaczor on January 6, 1944 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Lakewood, Ohio. They made their home in Milan. She was a homemaker for...
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Jean Daniels

March 5, 1926 - March 19, 2013

Jean (Nickols) Daniels, age 87, of Berlin Heights, died on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, following a brief illness. She was born on March 5, 1926 in Berlin Heights and has lived in the area her entire life. Jean was a 1944 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and neighborhood chairman, served on the Election Board for 25...
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Larry "Joe" Willgrube

February 7, 1973 - March 17, 2013

Larry Joseph "Joe" Willgrube, age 40, of Berlin Heights, died suddenly at his home on Sunday March 17, 2013. He was born on February 7, 1973 in Sandusky, andhas lived in the Berlin Heights area his whole life. He was a 1991 graduate of Edison High School and attended Terra Technical Institute. He was co-owner of Buckeye Concrete and Pavers in Berlin Heights for the last five years. Joe was a...
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Georgia Skiver

May 18, 1932 - March 10, 2013

Georgia M. Schneider-Skiver, age 81, formerly of Berlin Heights died on March 10, 2013. She was born on May 18, 1932 in Toledo. She was a 1950 graduate of Berlin Heights High School and attended Oberlin Business College. She is survived by her sister Joanne (Blake) Hamer, of Wellington, a brother Robert (Barbara) Schneider, of Sandusky, three nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death...
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Clyde A Plue, Jr.

March 26, 1932 - February 28, 2013

Clyde A. Plue Jr., age 80, of Berlin Heights, died on February 28, 2013 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, MI. He was born on March 26, 1932 in Berlin Heights. He has resided in Pymatuning State Park in Ohio and with his daughter in Naubinway, MI for over 15 years. He was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Navy. Clyde worked for Ford Motor Company...
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Eleanor Smith

April 21, 1919 - February 17, 2013

Eleanor L. Smith, age 93, of Berlin Township, passed away on Sunday February 17, 2013 at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky surrounded by her family. She was born on April 21, 1919 in Berlin Township and has lived here her entire life. She was a 1936 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She worked at Shinrock Elevator for many years. After retirement, she continued to care for her...
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Francis "Frank" Pratt

September 13, 1944 - January 28, 2013

Francis "Frank" Pratt, age 68, of Berlin Heights, died on January 28, 2013 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. He was born on September 13, 1944 in Ashland, PA and has lived in Berlin Heights for over 35 years. He was a graduate of Rio Grande College with a degree in Secondary Education. He had worked as teacher for several years and was also an insurance agent for New York Life....
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Betty Holmes

April 9, 1930 - January 26, 2013

Betty Holmes, age 82, of Collins, passed away on January 26, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 9, 1930 in Bowling Green, Ohio, moved to Collins in 1948, and was the oldest living resident on Wells Road. Betty had worked for 22 years at New Horizon Baking Co. in Norwalk as a Lead Person in the Packaging Department. She retired in 1995. She was a longtime member of the...
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Charlotte Young

March 31, 1937 - January 7, 2013

Charlotte G. Young, age 75, of Berlin Heights, passed away on January 7, 2013 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. She was born on March 31, 1937 in Wheelersburg, Ohio and has lived in Berlin Heights for over 50 years. She worked for GTE in Norwalk for 30 years and also for Providence and Firelands Hospitals for 20 years. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, and...
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Kevin Lee Houghtlen

November 2, 1964 - December 12, 2012

Kevin L. "Hobie" Houghtlen, age 48, of Milan, passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2012. He was born on November 2, 1964 in Sandusky, and has lived in the area his whole life. He was a 1983 graduate of Edison High School. He served in the US Navy. He worked at Bob's Auto Recovery for 20 years where he got the nickname "Hooter". He enjoyed restoring antique furniture, gardening and...
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Ruth E Hite

March 19, 1922 - November 16, 2012

Ruth E. Hite, age 90, of Vermilion, died Friday November 16, 2012 at the Norwalk Memorial Home. She was born on March 19, 1922 in Vermilion and has lived in the area all of her life. She was a 1938 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She was a bank teller and Secretary to the President of the Citizens Banking Company in Lorain for many years. She was a member of the Zone Temple #86 Order...
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Linda Grenzebach

September 17, 1949 - October 25, 2012

Linda Grenzebach, age 63, of Huron, died on October 25, 2012 at her home. She was born on September 17, 1949, in St. Albans, Vermont and has lived in Huron for the last four years, having lived in Lakeland, FL prior to that. She worked as a Unit Coordinator for Lakeland Regional Medical Center for 23 years. She was an avid reader and loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of...
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Wayne T Raboin

February 17, 1937 - October 1, 2012

Wayne T. Raboin, age 75, of Collins, died on October 1, 2012 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on February 17, 1937 in Winona, MN and has lived in the area for 49 years. He worked at the Lorain Ford Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and cutting wood. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Jean (Bowens), his children, Wayne A. (Katie)...
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Elsie Kelble

May 17, 1915 - September 21, 2012

Elsie Kelble, age 97, of Berlin Heights, passed away on September 21, 2012. She died peacefully in the home she and her husband Ralph "Butch" shared all their married life. Elsie, (nee Kishman), was born on May 17, 1915 in Lorain, grew up in Vermilion, graduated from Vermilion High School in 1932 and then lived and worked in Cleveland until moving to Berlin Heights. Her life was one of service...
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Ann E Hammond

January 2, 1940 - September 14, 2012

Ann E. Hammond , age 72, of Huron, died Friday September 14, 2012 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. She was born on January 2, 1940 in Covington, TN and has lived in the area for most of her life. She was a graduate of Sandusky High School and a member of St. Peter's Church in Huron. She dedicated her life to raising her children. She was an avid Steelers, Indians, and Buckeyes fan and...
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Martin E Farais

December 16, 1953 - August 12, 2012

Martin E. Farais, 58, Berlin Heights, died on Sunday, August 12, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.   He was born in Lorain, OH on December 16, 1953, and was a graduate of Lorain High School.   Martin was a U.S. Navy veteran.   He was employed for 39 years for U.S. Steel as a crane operator and master hydro operator.   He was a member of the steel company union, was an avid...
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Margaret "Peg" Puder

June 26, 1931 - July 29, 2012

Margaret "Peg" Puder, age 81, of Berlin Heights, died on Sunday July 29, 2012 at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home in Huron. She was born on June 26, 1931 in Findlay, Ohio and has lived Berlin Heights and Ruggles Beach for most of her life. She is the daughter of Harlin and Lydia (Richards) Walter. After raising her family she went on to graduate from the Sandusky School of Nursing in 1971 as an LPN....
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Thomas Stehley

April 17, 1952 - July 23, 2012

Thomas A. Stehley, age 60, of Vermilion, died On July 23, 2012 at his home. He was born on April 17, 1952 in Altoona, PA and has lived in the Vermilion area for over 30 years. He worked at Global Sign and Graphics in North Royalton and has worked out of the IBEW since he was 16. He was a member of IBEW Local 639. He loved fishing and bowling. He was a Lifetime member of the Vermilion Amvets Post...
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Ricky Lowry

August 7, 1957 - July 22, 2012

Ricky Lowry, age 54, of Berlin Heights, died Sunday July 22, 212 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on August 7, 1957 in Sandusky and has lived in the area his whole life. He was a 1975 graduate of Edison High School. He worked as a siding contractor for R&K Siding. He was and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife Kim, his parents...
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Thomas Long, Sr.

June 28, 1937 - July 12, 2012

Thomas E. Long Sr., age 75, of Vermilion, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his home in Vermilion following a brief illness.  He was born on June 28, 1937 in Cleveland and has lived in Huron since he was 12, having recently moved to Vermilion.  He was a graduate of Huron High School and a veteran of the US Navy. He owned and operated Long's Country Market along with his wife Emilie.  He also...
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Victoria Maschari

November 28, 1971 - July 1, 2012

Victoria L. Maschari, age 40, of Berlin Heights, died on Sunday July 1, 2012 in Sandusky. She was born on November 28, 1971 in Amherst and has lived in Berlin Heights most of her life. She was a 1990 graduate of Edison High School. She is survived by her two sons Austin Lee and Holden Christian Maschari, both of Milan, her parents Larry and Jane (Burnworth) Christian, a sister Barbara Booker, of...
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Eldred "Bud" Old

March 20, 1931 - June 29, 2012

Eldred R. "Bud" Old, age 81, of Berlin Heights died Friday, June 29, 2012 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain in Amherst. He was born in Sandusky and lived in the Berlin Heights and Huron areas all his life. He was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Sandusky after 30 years. He bowled for many years in the...
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Donna Blackann

February 17, 1959 - June 20, 2012

Donna L. Blackann, age 53, of Berlin Heights, died Wednesday June 20, 2012 at Austinwoods Nursing Home in Austintown, Ohio.  She was born on February 17, 1959 and lived in Berlin Heights most of her life, moving to Michigan in 1992.  She was a graduate of Edison High School.  Prior to moving to Michigan she worked in Medical Records at Firelands Hospital.  She loved animals and...
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Horace "Pete" Hill

January 12, 1918 - June 12, 2012

Horace P. "Pete" Hill, age 94, of Berlin Heights, died Tuesday June 12, 2012 at Parkvue Health Care Center in Sandusky. He was born at home on January 12, 1918 in Berlin Heights, brother Ned told the neighbor, "There's a horse in bed with Mommy". He lived on the family farm in Collins from 1949 to 1990 when he moved to Sandusky. He went to school in Berlin Heights and graduated from Western...
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Verna Knott

August 17, 1921 - June 5, 2012

Verna J. Knott (nee DeWalt), age 90, of Florence Township, died June 5, 2012 at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home in Huron while under the care of Stein Hospice. She was born on August 17, 1921 in Akron, OH and had lived Florence Township most of her life, most recently she had resided in Sandusky. She was a 1938 graduate of Birmingham High School. She worked at Dixon Ticonderoga in Sandusky for 19...
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Michael Oehling

July 30, 1945 - June 5, 2012

Michael C. Oehling, age 66, of Berlin Heights, died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on July 30, 1945 in Akron and has been a Berlin Heights resident his whole life. He was a 1965 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He worked for Wayne Lutes Construction and drove truck for Ted Heitsche Trucking and Gerken Trucking. He served on the Berlin...
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Anna "Sally" Williams

November 5, 1925 - May 26, 2012

Anna L. "Sally" Williams (nee Konst), age 86, of Berlin Heights, passed away on Saturday May 26, 2012 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. She was born on November 5, 1925 in Bellevue, Ohio and has lived in the Berlin Heights area since 1951. She was a 1943 graduate of Bellevue High School. She worked at GE in Bellevue until marriage. She worked as Berlin Heights School Secretary for 25...
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Glenn Shoop

July 26, 1919 - May 24, 2012

Glenn Shoop, age 92, of Berlin Township, passed away Thursday May 24, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on July 26, 1919 in Berlin Township and had lived in the area his whole life. He was a graduate of Berlin Rural High School. He grew up on an orchard farm on Church Road with his siblings. In 1946 he moved to Collins Road onto a small farm where he raised angus cattle...
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Edwin "Ebby" Cobb

February 3, 1915 - May 20, 2012

Edwin (Ebby) Harold Cobb, age 97, passed away May 20, 2012, at Horizon Hospice Home in Billings, Montana after a brief illness. Edwin was born in Berlin Heights, Ohio to Ralph and Lydia Cobb on Feb. 3, 1915. He lived this last year in Shepherd, Montana with his daughter, Lynnette Cobb Greenberg, enjoying every moment of this special time with her. Ebby was preceded in death by his parents...
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Catherine Knott

April 17, 1930 - May 11, 2012

Catherine E. Knott, age 82, of Berlin Heights, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. She was born on April 17, 1930 in Oberlin and has lived in Berlin Heights for over 50 years. She had worked at the Berlin Fruit Box Company and also at Rieber's Eggland in Vermilion. She is survived by a cousin Rosie Bores, of Norwalk, friends Donna and Delmus Greenlief and family...
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Roseann Schemmer

January 19, 1947 - April 19, 2012

Roseann Schemmer, age 65, of Berlin Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 at her home. She was born on January 19, 1947 in Sandusky, Ohio and has lived in the Berlin Heights and Huron areas her whole life. She worked at Chef's Pantry/Prepared Foods in Sandusky for 16 years and previously had worked at Fanny Farmers and Van Dresser's in Norwalk...
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Charlotte Burt

August 24, 1935 - March 19, 2012

Charlotte A. Burt, age 76, of New London, formerly of Wakeman, died on Monday March 19, 2012 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. She was born on August 24, 1935 in Lorain County, and has lived in the Wakeman-New London area for most of her life. She was a homemaker, helped her husband run Jim's Shell Service in Wakeman and later ran a daycare service out of her home in Wakeman. She also...
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Janice Mae Butler

February 3, 1938 - March 12, 2012

Janice Mae Butler, (Edwards), age 74, of Berlin Heights, died following a brief illness on March 12, 2012 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. Janice was born in Avon, Ohio, but spent most of her life in Berlin Heights. She was affiliated with the Jehovah Witnesses of Birmingham. She graduated from Avon High School in 1956, where she was a proud Eagle cheerleader. Janice worked for...
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William Old, Sr.

April 20, 1927 - March 12, 2012

William R. Old, age 84 of Norwalk, died Monday March 12, 2012 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on April 20, 1927 in Huron, and has lived in Norwalk for over 30 years, having previously resided in Berlin Heights, Huron and Sandusky. He was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member of the Berlin Heights American Legion...
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Wilma Weiss

November 18, 1944 - January 30, 2012

Wilma J. Weiss, age 67, of Berlin Heights, died Monday evening, January 30, 2012 at her home. She was born on November 18, 1944 in Elyria and has lived in the Berlin Heights area for 40 years. She has worked for Quarry Hill Orchards for over 25 years. She enjoyed sewing and crafts. She loved going boating on the lake and traveling to their hunting camp in PA with her family. She is...
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William J Hammond

January 3, 1939 - January 28, 2012

William J. Hammond, age 73, of Huron, passed away on Saturday January 28, 2012 at the home he was born in on January 3, 1939 in Huron. He was a 1957 graduate of Huron High School. He worked for many years as a carpenter out of Union Local 940. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron. He was a generous, kind-hearted man who was loved and respected by everyone he met. His legacy...
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Carolyn Deichler

March 11, 1936 - January 20, 2012

Carolyn A. Deichler (nee Plue), age 75, of Florence, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2012. She was born on March 11, 1936 in Norwalk and has lived in Florence Township for 46 years. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Paul High School. She was a devoted member of Florence Congregational Church, serving on the Diaconate, secretary of the church, and treasurer of their Evening Circle...
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Ellen "Ging-Ging" Mittendorf

November 8, 1938 - January 16, 2012

Ellen "Ging-Ging" Mittendorf, age 73, of Berlin Heights, died Monday, January 16, 2012 at her home. She was born on November 8, 1938 in Elyria, Ohio and has lived in Berlin Heights since 1962. She graduated from Elyria Catholic High School and worked at Berlin School Cafeteria, retiring in 1999, She was a member at St Peter's Church in Huron, the Berlin Echoes, and the American Legion Auxiliary ...
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William "Bill" Finley

January 28, 1951 - January 12, 2012

William "Bill" Charles Finley age 60, of Collins, Ohio died Thursday January 12, 2012 in University of Toledo Medical Center after a recent illness, but after a long battle with PKD. Bill was born in Sandusky on January 28, 1951. He was a 1969 graduate of Western Reserve High School where he participated in track and field and football. After graduation he played softball and had a great passion...
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Gladys Schatz

September 16, 1922 - January 1, 2012

Gladys Schatz, age 89, of Berlin Heights, died January 1, 2012 at her home. She was born on September 16, 1922 in Cleveland and has lived in Berlin Heights since 1946. She was a graduate of the Lutheran Nursing School in Cleveland and worked as a nurse for the former Norwalk Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky, Dr. Seiler and Lavender in Sandusky and as a school nurse for Huron...
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Mark "Bill" Hammond

March 7, 1960 - December 13, 2011

Mark D. "Bill" Hammond, age 51, of Huron, died Tuesday December 13, 2011 at his home following a courageous fight with brain cancer. He was born on March 7, 1960 in Sandusky. He was a 1978 graduate of Huron High School. He had lived in Memphis, TN from 1985 until moving back to Huron in 2009 to be closer with his family. He was a carpenter and worked for the City of Memphis, managing their...
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Esther G Jackson

December 12, 1903 - December 7, 2011

Esther G. Jackson, age 107, of Camden died Wednesday December 7, 2011, at Gaymont Nursing Home in Norwalk. She was born on December 12, 1903 in Sherman, NY. She was a former member of the Wakeman Congregational Church and had been a Sunday School teacher and former member of Kipton Community Church. She had worked at the American Greeting Card Company in Oberlin. She was also a member of the...
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Lawrence "Larry" Butler

December 2, 1944 - November 3, 2011

Lawrence D. "Larry" Butler, age 66, of Huron, died Thursday evening at home. He was born on December 2, 1944 in Sandusky, and has lived in Huron for 42 years. He grew up in the Berlin Heights area and was a 1962 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the Air Force. He worked at a number of places including Polyfoam in Fremont, Grill Meats in Sandusky, and drove shuttle for...
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Karen Summers

July 27, 1942 - November 3, 2011

Karen F. Summers, age 69, of Florence Twp., died Thursday November 3, 2011 at her home. She was born on June 27, 1942 in Elyria, and has lived in Florence Twp. for 46 years. She was a 1960 graduate of Vermilion High School. She was a homemaker who loved to fish, garden, and entertain family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 47 years John, two children, Cindy Summers, of Wakeman...
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Patti Grega

November 2, 1947 - October 31, 2011

Patti Grega, 63, of Berlin Heights, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at her home. She is survived by her husband George. Private services will be at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild, 4504 Bardshar Road, PO Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.
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Norman J Hamilton

June 1, 1943 - October 27, 2011

Norman J. Hamilton, age 68, of Vermilion, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Lorain. He was born on June 1, 1943 in Grand Junction CO, and has lived in Ohio for the last 47 years. He was a member of the NRA and Ohioans for Concealed Carry. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Vivian (Shilling), two sons Jeff (Laurie) Hamilton, of Vermilion, and Rob Hamilton, of Meigs County, and his...
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Dale Mingus

May 14, 1930 - October 20, 2011

Dale M. Mingus, age 81, passed away on October 20, 2011, at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born in Berlin Heights on May 14, 1930, and resided there his entire life. Dale was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain during the Korean War. He was a long-time member of the American Legion and the...
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David Noah Holmes

October 19, 2011 - October 19, 2011

David Noah Holmes, one day old, died October 19, 2011 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He is the son of Dione Geary, of Bellevue. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 until the time of services at 3:00 pm at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights. Online condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
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Joyce Kent

August 16, 1940 - October 10, 2011

Joyce Kent, age 71, of Huron, died Monday evening at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. She was born on August 16, 1940 in Cardington, Ohio and has lived in this area for most of her life. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years Charles Kent, her children, Pam Barnes, of Berlin Heights, Sandy (Ken) Salyers, of...
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Jamie Myers

August 4, 1961 - October 4, 2011

Jamie T. Myers, age 50, of Berlin Heights, died October 4, 2011 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on August 4, 1961 in Sandusky and has lived in the Berlin Heights area his whole life. He was a 1979 graduate of Edison High School and EHOVE. He worked as a Mechanic/Machinist. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 27 years...
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Henry "Hank" Mullen

August 19, 1941 - October 2, 2011

Henry "Hank" W. Mullen, 70, of Milan passed away peacefully Sunday, October 2, 2011. He was born on August 19, 1941 in Mount Kisco, NY and was a resident of Ohio for the past 44 years. He worked in the foundry as a metallurgist for 20 years. He also was a skilled craftsman in the hardwood flooring field and the president of Hank's Hardwood Flooring. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New...
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Arnold "Bud" Kropf

March 8, 1937 - September 28, 2011

Arnold J. "Bud" Kropf Jr., age 74, of Huron, died Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on March 8, 1937 in Lorain, and has lived in the area his whole life. He was a 1955 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He served in the US Air Force. He worked for Wilkes & Company in Huron for 36 years and was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union...
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Derek Ring

August 11, 1979 - September 22, 2011

Derek Andrew Ring, 32, was born in North Carolina, August 11, 1979, and spent his childhood in Glen Rose, Texas and later school years in Ohio. He graduated from Western Reserve High school in Collins and soon after relocated back to Texas where he spent his last years with his family before his death on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Derek was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather...
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Glenn Gray

April 4, 1936 - September 5, 2011

Glenn A. Gray, age 75, of Berlin Heights, died at his home on September 5, 2011. He was born on April 4, 1936 in Ford City, PA and has lived in Berlin Heights since 1973. He served in the US Air Force. He was the owner of Gray's TV in Berlin Heights for many years. He enjoyed fishing. His proudest accomplishment was graduating from Edison high School in June of this year. He is survived...
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Irson "Robbie" Robinette

December 30, 1929 - August 5, 2011

Irson “Robbie” E. Robinette, age 81, of Berlin Heights, went to be with the Lord on Friday August 5, 2011 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was born on December 30, 1929 in Banner, VA, and has lived in the area since 1955. He retired from Sandusky Ford in 1989 after working there for 33 years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Wayside Temple in...
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Cornelia "Connie" Grenzebach

March 11, 1918 - July 20, 2011

Cornelia “Connie” T. Grenzebach, age 93 of Huron, died Wednesday July 20, 2011 at Firelands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on March 11, 1918 in Cleveland and has lived in the Huron-Sandusky area for the past 63 years. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Huron. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint, crafts, and volunteering. She is survived by her son Charles...
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Angela Marie Giummo

November 10, 1982 - July 11, 2011

Angela Marie Giummo, (Angie),age 28,spread her little Angel Wings and took her heavenly flight home on July 11, 2011. She loved Jesus and everyone with whom she came in contact. She made a positive impact on hundreds of people she met,whether it was other residents at the home,or the family of those residents. She also befriended the entire hospital staff. Angela never questioned, “why me”?...
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Sandra King

October 8, 1938 - July 10, 2011

Sandra King, age 72, of Payson Arizona, formerly of Berlin Heights, Ohio, passed away on July 10, 2011 at her home after a long illness. She was born on October 8, 1938. She worked at Crown Steel and Aztec Chemicals before retiring to Arizona. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite past time activities were quilting and knitting for family and friends. Sandra will be...
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Ruth Brant

November 29, 1923 - June 26, 2011

Ruth Brant, age 87, of Vermilion, died Sunday June 26 at Kingston of Vermilion. She was born on November 29, 1923 in Cleveland. She grew up in the Lorain-Vermilion area and for the last 20 years had lived in Huron. She had worked at the former Bonnet's Poultry in Huron for years. Most recently she had retired from The Little People's Palace Daycare in Lorain in 1986. She had been an active...
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Mary Frances Hayes

March 27, 1924 - June 22, 2011

Mary Frances Hayes, age 87, of Collins, died Wednesday at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home in Huron. She was born on March 27, 1924 in Charley, KY and has lived in the Berlin Heights area for most of her life. She worked at Van Dresser Corp. in Norwalk for 21 years. She enjoyed gardenng and canning. She is survived by her sister Bertha Hicks, of Collins and several nieces and nephews. She was...
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Florence Hinman Seifert

September 8, 1916 - June 11, 2011

Florence (Hinman) Seifert, age 94, of Willoughby died Saturday June 11, 2011 at Lake West hospital. She was born on September 8, 1916 in Toledo, Ohio. She was raised in Berlin Heights and was formally of Cleveland Heights. She was a member of Noble Road Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights. She was a long time nursery school teacher at the church. She is survived by her son Ted Seifert(Ginny) ...
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Jeffery Allen Collinsworth II

July 13, 1987 - June 9, 2011

Jeffery Allen Collinsworth II, age 23 of Huron, died Thursday June 9, 2011. He was born on July 13, 1987 in Sandusky and has lived in Huron his whole life. He was a graduate of Huron High School and EHOVE in 2005. He worked at Mathews Ford in Sandusky. He enjoyed motorcycles, 4-wheeling, boating, fishing, and mudding in his jeep. Jeffery had the ability to figure out how to fix just about...
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Katy Witmer

August 25, 1941 - May 20, 2011

Katy R. Witmer, age 69, of Tiro, died Friday evening at Perrysburg Care and Rehab in Perrysburg. She was born on August 25, 1941 in Dunham, KY. She grew up in Kentucky, lived in Rock Island IL for many years before moving to Tiro in 1996. She worked as a Nurses Assistant for Heritage Care Center in Shelby. She enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music. She is survived by her two sons J. Seth ...
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Mary Helen Miller

October 4, 1933 - April 25, 2011

Mary Helen Miller, age 77, of Collins, died Monday morning at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. She was born on October 4, 1933 in Winter Garden, Florida ad has lived in the Collins area most of her life. She was a homemaker and also helped her husband with their business, Paul Miller Implement. She was also a volunteer at Stein Hospice. She was an active member of the Berlin Heights...
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Edgar H Porter, Sr.

October 16, 1948 - April 3, 2011

Edgar H. Porter Sr., age 62, of Greenwich formerly of Vermilion, died Sunday evening suddenly while doing one of the things he loved most, fishing. He was born on October 16, 1948, in North Springs, WV and has lived most of his life in the Vermilion area. He served in the US Army. He worked at the former Lear Company in Huron. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He is...
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Janice Jenkins

April 29, 1936 - March 31, 2011

Janice Rae Jenkins, age 74, of Huron, died Thursday evening at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 29, 1936 in West Liberty, KY and has lived in the area for most of her life. She was a homemaker. She attended Cline Street Freewill Baptist Church in Norwalk. She loved crochet and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul, her children, Richard (Jana)...
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Phillip Grech

July 17, 1964 - March 30, 2011

Phillip J. Grech, age 46, of Berlin Heights died Wednesday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk following a sudden illness. He was born on July 17, 1964, in Painesville and has lived in Berlin Heights for ten years. He was a 1982 graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville and a 1988 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Marketing. He was currently self-employed...
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Kenneth O Plue

August 26, 1936 - March 19, 2011

Kenneth O. Plue, 74, died of complications from bladder cancer at Stein Hospice, Sandusky, Ohio on March 19, 2011. He was born and raised in Berlin Heights, Ohio. A graduate of Berlin Heights High School in 1954, he served in US Army for two years in Taiwan where he met Ching (Chow) whom he later married. After leaving the Army, he returned to Berlin Heights where he spent the rest of his life....
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Pauline Ward

June 23, 1917 - February 28, 2011

Pauline Ward, age 93, of Berlin Heights, died Monday evening at Kingston of Vermilion. She was born on June 23, 1917 in Berlin Heights, and has lived here her whole life. She was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School and married Eugene Ward on September 19, 1937. She was a long-time member of the Farm Bureau, Berlin Echoes, the Bunco Club, and served as a 4-H Leader. She was a member of...
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Donald William Reising, Sr.

August 9, 1931 - February 19, 2011

Donald W. Reising Sr., age 79, of Berlin Heights died Saturday February 19, at his home. He was born on August 9, 1931 in Vermilion and has lived in Berlin Heights most of his life. He was a 1949 graduate of Birmingham High School. He is a US Marine, and following his service worked for National Gypsum in Lorain. After retiring from there, he has been working for Kernell's Automatic Machining...
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Lennie Hudson

March 28, 1909 - February 12, 2011

Lennie Hudson, age 101, of Collins, began her eternal life with Jesus on Saturday, February 12, at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home in Huron. She was born on March 28, 1909 in Alkol, WV. to Clinton and Ellen (Sheets) Gundy. She has resided in the Collins area with her grandson Larry (Lisa) Hudson since 2005. She was a homemaker who loved sewing, knitting, gardening and canning. She is survived...
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C. Durwood Williams

May 10, 1920 - February 5, 2011

C. Durwood Williams, age 90, of Kipton, died Saturday at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin. He was born on May 10, 1920 in Glenburn, PA and has lived in Kipton since 1941. He served in the US Army in Europe during WWII. He was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church. He was a member and officer for the Camden Township Fire Dept for many years. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Rita ...
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Joe Hammond

June 18, 1961 - December 25, 2010

Joseph Andrew Hammond, 49, of Huron, OH died Saturday, December 25, 2010. He was born June 18, 1961 to William and Ann Hammond. He is survived by both parents, brothers Roch (Tami), Bill (Sherry), Matt (Julie), Nathan (Beth), a sister, Anna (Ken) Bloomberg, daughters Andrea and Asia, friend, Christina Myers and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by a...
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Charles Leimeister

November 20, 2010

Charles Leimeister, age 74 of Milan, died Saturday November 20, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He was born on July 30, 1936 in Berlin Township and has lived in the area his whole life. He was a 1954 graduate of Berlin Heights High School and served in the US Army. He worked for the City of Sandusky in the forestry department for 25 years. He loved to play cards...
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Gregory Tiura

January 14, 1950 - December 2, 2006

Gregory P. Tiura, 56, of Norwalk, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at home. He was born Jan. 14, 1950, in Detroit and lived in the Norwalk area for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Tiura was employed at Don Tester Ford in the parts department for 16 years, retiring this year. He was a member of the Norwalk Moose Club, an avid sports fan and enjoyed...
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