Description: Donald F. Boehm, 73, of Maumee, Ohio, drew his first breath of eternal life, on Friday, October 2, 2015. He passed peacefully in his home, with the help and grace of hospice nurses.
Donald was born at home on June 28, 1942, to Fred and Gladys Boehm, of Swanton, Ohio. He later returned to the family homestead, resurrecting it into a sanctuary of joy for life's celebration. His labor of love was a gift to his family and friends.
Donald graduated as co-salutatorian of the Swanton High Class of 1960. He attended Bowling Green University, and continued his love of learning throughout his life. His love of non-fiction, with its limitless spectrum, fueled his energy for life. He possessed the unique ability to read directions and execute them successfully. His love of books and education are his legacy to his children and grandchildren.
Donald worked in business management for Gulf, Montgomery Ward, and the University of Toledo, until his retirement in 2002.
Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Bill, whom he admired and respected. Mary Lou, Dee Dee, Marilyn, and Bob are surviving siblings.
Cherishing his memory, are his wife, Paula; son, James (Laura) Boehm of Canton, CT; and daughter, Janna Shonebarger of Delta, OH. His greatest joy were his grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Claudia, and Daniela.
A memorial service to honor Donald will be held at Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd., Waterville, Ohio, on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.; reception to follow service.
A special thank you to his lifelong friends, and church family for their faithfulness, love and grace; and especially everyone at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Cremation Society of Toledo for the dignity, comfort, and respect shown to the one we hold in such high esteem.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may His light shine upon you and be gracious to you, may He look upon you with favor and grant you peace. Num. 6:24-26
Description: Dennison Bowen Sr., 90, was born December 2, 1924, to Joseph and Ophelia Bowen, in Madison County, (Pickens) Mississippi. He departed this life on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest, Ohio, Dennison was employed at Midland Ross (United Castings) and retired in 1982.
Dennision was a longtime member of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church.
Dennison was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; daughter, Carmen; five brothers and three sisters, and two grandchildren.
Dennison was a Veteran in the U.S. Army serving in WWII.
Visitation Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The House of Day Chapel. Funeral 11 a.m. preceded by Wake at 10 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2015, at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, 954 Belmont St. Rev. Dwight Gutridge pastor.
Description: Brashear, Robert, age 82 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away October 5, 2015. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH.
Description: Gail Brock, age 79, of Sylvania Township, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015, at The Toledo Hospital. She was born on April 21, 1936, to Oswald and Clarice (McGaughey) Mackey in Mass City, Michigan.
Gail worked for the former Pilliod Cabinet Company for many years and later as a cashier for BP. She loved doing crafts and playing Bingo. Gail's greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family and her dogs.
She is survived by her daughter, Carey (Don) Monroe; son, Craig (Debbie) Mackey; grandsons, Drew Brock and Kyle Monroe; brother, Randy (Carol) Mackey; sister, Diana Kaikko and extended family and friends. Also surviving are her faithful canine companions, Frisky, Bailey, Rambo, Snuggles and Rufus. Gail was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Bud.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Toledo Area Humane Society, 827 Illinois Ave., Maumee, Ohio 43537. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:
Description: Phillip Cloer, 69, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 15, 1946, to Thomas and Bernice Cloer. He was a service technician for Ohio Bell for 30 years, retiring in 2004. Phil served in Vietnam in the Marine Corps and was a Purple Heart recipient. He had his amateur radio license, enjoyed scuba diving, camping, computing, riding his motorcycle and gardening. He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughters and attending his grandchildren's events.
Phil is survived by his daughters, Jennifer R. (Jason Kuebler) Cloer, Sarah A. (Chad) Boreman, Wooster, Ohio, and their mother, Judith Boaden; grandchildren, Mark Ortiz, Sydney Boisselle, D.J. Boisselle, Emma Boreman, Carter Boreman; sisters, Jan Harnisch, Pamela Bresksa, Cindy McWatters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Hodges Cloer and parents.
Friends may call at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So he closed his arms around you
And whispered come to me.
You didn't deserve what you went through
And so he gave you rest....
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful...free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again."
Description: Alice was born in Toledo, Ohio the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Zoldowski) Dominiak. She was raised on East Central Avenue in the area now known as Polish Village. As a child, Alice attended St. Hedwig Catholic School. In 1950, she became a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School.
Alice believed in hard work, holding several jobs until her career began with Champion Spark Plug Company in 1969, until retirement.
Alice loved to crochet. She also loved Polka music and loved attending church festivals and dances. Just about anywhere you would find a Polka Band you would find Alice. Throughout the years she made many friends within the Polka community, musicians included. She was a big fan of all of the local bands, and many bands that would visit the Toledo area from other states. She loved countless Polka tunes, but her favorite was Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra's performance of the song "Alice? Who the Hell is Alice?" After she heard that popular line in that song, Alice would proudly shout "Me!" She was once a longtime member of the International Music Association (I.M.A.) and Toledo Area Polka Society (T.A.P.S.). Sunday Mornings were spent listening to "Sharon and Chet's Polka Party on WTOD radio for many years. Alice was also a member of St. Adelbert Parrish for many years attending Saturday Mass. She was also an avid volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Alice ascended into heaven and received her wings on Saturday, October 3, 2015, afternoon from the Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Detroit Avenue. Her family wishes to extend many heartfelt thanks to the Hospice staff for the wonderful care and attention she received while in their care.
Alice was met at the pearly gates by those who preceded her into heaven including her parents, and many other relative members of the Devlin, Dominiak, Pacholek, Wilczynski, and Zoldowski families as well as many friends.
Alice is survived by her son, Kim; sisters, Helen Wilczynski, and Phyllis Pacholek; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Alice will be on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. at Gasiorowski-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1757 Tremainsville Rd. (off Sylvania Ave.) where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home, with a funeral mass at St. Adalbert Church at 10:30 a.m. Internment services will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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Description: Paul G. Durand was born on August 7, 1945, to Lester L. Durand and Mary T. (Kass) Durand in Point Place, a very special community of Toledo. Paul grew up exploring marshes and beaches along the Lake Erie shore and his love for water beckoned him for a lifetime. After graduating from Woodward High School he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Paul retired from AP Parts after 30 years. He and his life partner, Mary J. Baird, enjoyed traveling and their favorite vacation destinations were in areas of northern Michigan, especially Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula. Soon after retirement, their dream came true with their decision to move to Harbor Springs, Michigan to settle into their permanent up-north home. Dogs were a part of Paul's life and Labradors filled his heart and nourished his spirit.
Paul is survived by his son, Chris Durand (Carrie); brothers, Les Durand and Pat Durand (Connie); grandchildren, Gwen, Kieron, Audrey and Alice; life partner and best friend, Mary J. Baird. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Troy A. Durand, and sister-in-law, Donna Durand.
Interment at Toledo Memorial Cemetery was private. Paul wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to American Legion Post 110 in Point Place.
Description: Farnsel, Marvin E., age 87 years, of Adrian, MI, passed away October 4, 2015. Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.
Description: Stephanie D. Francis-Husen, 62, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on October 4, 2015, at Hospice of Perrysburg. Stephanie was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 6, 1953, to Robert and Patricia (Hite) Francis. She loved fishing, going to her cottage in Port Clinton and adored her nieces and nephews. She married her loving husband, Bryan Husen, in 2004.
Stephanie is survived by her husband, Bryan; children, David Dukett, Michael Dukett; stepchildren, Katie Husen, Kathryn, Becky and Denise St. John; sisters, Evie Schmidt, Roberta (John) Francis-Lehnert, Becky Francis-Winsted; brother, Robert MacDonald; many nieces, nephews and loving family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Thomas St. John; stepchildren, Ruthie and Tommy St. John.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 South Coy Road, Oregon, Ohio from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place in the funeral home on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to MADD.
Description: Daryl L. Ganger, 63, passed away at Flower Hospital on Saturday, October 3, 2015, after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Leonard and Thelma Ganger on July 20, 1952, in Goshen, Indiana, and graduated from Nappanee High School. He excelled in woodworking in high school. He worked at Camp Amigo, a Mennonite Church Camp, during high school and after high school. He was currently employed at Sunshine, Inc., in Maumee, Ohio, where he worked for over 41 years in maintenance. He and his wife, Bonnie, were avid campers and loved camping in several different states, but mostly at Middlebuy KOA, in Middlebury, Indiana. The residents at Sunshine were very dear to Daryl's heart, and he brought the residents much joy by his loving attention to them.
Daryl's love of trains took them to many, many railroad museums. Daryl was a longtime member of Toledo Mennonite Church.
Daryl is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Bonnie. He is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn Barnes (AI) of Bristol, Indiana, and Pat Ganger of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; plus many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Daryl's life will be held at Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43615, on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 11 a.m., where family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 Laskey Road, Toledo, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Toledo Mennonite Church or Sunshine, Inc. To leave a special message for Daryl's family, please visit:
Description: Patrick M. Gibson, age 49, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born on April 20, 1966, to Nathaniel Gibson and Patricia Gomalski in Columbus, OH. Patrick attended St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School, St. Francis de Sales High School and was a 1984 graduate of Woodward High School. He was very proficient in the kitchen, sharing his cooking skills in many restaurants in the Toledo area. A few of those restaurants include the Owens Illinois Cafeteria, Ricardo's Restaurant and Mike's Perch House on Lagrange St.
Patrick is survived by his mother, Patricia and was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel.
Friends may visit on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., followed by the graveside Committal Service at 2 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Please share condolences at: