Description: Anna P. Gifford, age 89, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Heartland of Perrysburg surrounded by loving family. She was born on November 13, 1924, to Arthur and Alice (Preston) Thomas in Toledo. Anna worked at Lamson's Department Store as a manager in Ladies Shoe Sales for 17 years before retiring. She was a longtime member of Mayfair Plymouth Church, Ladies Auxiliary Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 and Dendarah Court #10 L.O.S.N.A. Anna was also a longtime Shaklee Supervisor. She was a devoted, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Arthur C. Gifford Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Laas and Bonnie Rogge, and brother, James Thomas. Anna is survived by her brother, William (Peg) Thomas; sons, Douglas (Lily), Lawrence (Sueellen) Gifford and Robert (Jackie) Snyder; grandchildren, Tamara (Dwight), Bridget (Steve), Matthew (Jen), Laura (Jack), Rebecca (Ashish), Todd (Jennifer), Donald (Kathy) and Aaron (Michelle); great-grandchildren, Jessica (Timothy), Kristen, Cameron, Jordan, Aubrey, Miranda, Madison, Ian, Isaiah, Amber and Nathan; great-great-grandchild, Makaylah and one on the way, and many other relatives and dear friends.
The family will receive guests on Monday from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300) with Dendarah #10 Services at 6:30 p.m. and the Ladies Auxiliary Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 Services at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral Services will be begin Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Mayfair Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett Rd., Toledo 43612 with visitation one hour prior in church. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff and caregivers at Heartland Hospice and Heartland of Perrysburg for all the love, care and support given to Anna and her family through this difficult time.
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Description: Pledger James Johnson, 70, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
His memorial service will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 831 N. Detroit Ave.
Description: Miss Andrea S. Jones, 25, of Toledo, OH, passed away, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was a 2007 graduate of The Robert S. Rogers High School and received her associate's degree in 2011 from the Lincoln College of Technology. She worked for the ABC Home Health Care Center as a home health aide until her health failed.
She is survived by mother, Kimberly A. Jones; father, Randy (April) Midcalf; grandmothers, Willa M. Brooks and Leanna Midcalf; 4 brothers; 6 sisters and a host of other loving relatives and kind friends.
Funeral Services 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, preceded by Family Hour/ Wake at 10 a.m. at The St. Stephens C.O.G.I.C., 5509 Dorr Street. The Reverend Tony Thomas, Pastor and Officiant.
Description: Richard W. Jones, age 75, of Perrysburg, passed away on October 22, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. Richard was born in Toledo on August 4, 1939, to William and Leora (Mitchell) Jones. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, Richard worked as a salesman for Maumee Office Supplies, after which Richard and his wife, Judy, moved to Arizona and became concessionaires. In 1993, Richard built and operated his own fudge trailer and began selling fudge all across the country. He became known as "The Fudge Man" or "Mr. Fudge." A devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving is his loving wife, Judy; children, Dana (John) Istler, Craig (Lynn) Jones, Mick (Jody) Jones; grandchildren, Keith (Marie) Istler, Jeremy Istler, Amber Jones, Allen Jones, Nicole Jones, Olivia Jones, Tanner Jones; great-granddaughter, Isabell Jones; stepchildren, Beth Breier, Brad (Shannon) Schwanbeck; grandchildren, Megan Breier, Katie Breier, Anna Breier, Samantha Schwanbeck, Dillon Schwanbeck, Wyatt Schwanbeck; brothers, Tom and Jerry Jones. He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard.
Friends and family will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419-865-8879) from 2-8 p.m. Friday, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland at Perrysburg for their care and support shown to Richard and his family. Online condolences may be made to the family at:
Description: Joan Louise Kotcherowski, age 94, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at The Manor at Perrysburg.
Joan was born on October 18, 1920, in Minster, Ohio to Louis and Mary (Jacob) Naber. Joan was a homemaker who loved visiting family and friends, traveling and playing games. She was first a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and then a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she was actively involved in the funeral choir, Legion of Mary, Altar Rosary Society, St. Vincent DePaul and the St. Louis soup kitchen. She volunteered for other people and organizations like Sunset House as well.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel Kotcherowski; sisters, Marcella (Lawrence) Kromenacker, Annarita (Frank) Momenee; brothers, Mel Naber, Ed (Mary Ellen) Naber, and brother-in-law, Eugene Kotcherowski. Joan is survived by her daughters, Mary Kotcherowski, Terry (Dave) Boyer, and Joyce (Joel) Sutton; 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild and many other family members.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-269-1111. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m at St. Pius X Church, with visitation a half hour prior to services. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to honor the staff of the Manor who became part of our family by loving Joan as we did. Their kindness will forever be remembered. With that grateful memory we will try to pass on that tenderness to others.
Description: Frieda M. "Fritz" McGovern, age 71, of Swanton, OH, formerly of Toledo, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Swanton Valley Care Center. She was born in Toledo on August 9, 1943, to Russell and Vera (Tehan) McGovern Sr. Frieda was employed for many years as an ice cream truck driver throughout the Toledo area and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, Bobbie Saylor and Brenda McGovern; as well as her brother-in-law, George Berry. Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Vera; brothers, Russell McGovern Jr. and William "Bill" McGovern; sister, Patricia Berry; nephew, Jerry Zahner; as well as her niece, Tamara Bomar.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. in Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway in Holland (419-865-8879) where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014. Burial will follow in East Swanton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Frieda's name to the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Online condolences may be made to her family at:
Description: Alice M. Mueller, age 83, of Northwood, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 17, 1931, in Sheboygan, WI. She married Kenneth Mueller and he preceded her in death in 1987. Alice loved children and babysat children in her home and at day care for many years. Alice was an avid and voracious reader and enjoyed spending time at the Rossford Library. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her daughter, Cissy (Steve) Baczewski; son, Clyde Mueller; grandchildren, Russell Mueller, Brandi Skinner and David and Steve Baczewski.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth I. Mueller and sons, Keith, Kenneth and Dale Mueller.
Family and friends may visit at Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd., on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family, please visit:
Description: Carrie D. Sheets, 94, left this world October 20, 2014.
Preceded in death by husband, Ray and daughter, Margie Robarra. Survived by children, Shirley Mitchem, David (Carol) Sheets, Nancy (Paul) Brothers, Larry (Mary Ellen) Sheets, Susan Mills, Jack, Rick and Kenny Sheets, and Linda Baker; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was a wonderful seamstress and mother!
Services October 24, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, S. Erie Street at 1:00, luncheon to follow in church hall. Wishing to offer memorial consider St John's Church and/or Senior Independence Hospice.
Description: Carl J. Wilson died peacefully on October 22, 2014. Born on April 11, 1924, to John David Wilson and Eva Josephine (Patton) Wilson on the family farm on Perry Road, he recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He was the youngest of six children. As a youth, Carl helped work the family farm, using horses before the first family tractor, and attended Whitehouse school, graduating in 1942. He was an accomplished three-sport athlete, and served as captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams.
Carl served in the Army during World War II, helped take Okinawa, and received a Purple Heart. He was training to invade Japan when the war ended.
After his discharge, Carl returned home and married his sweetheart, Eva May Benson on October 11, 1946. The young couple spent two seasons in Pittsburg, Kansas where Carl played pro baseball as a pitcher. When he injured his arm, they returned home and began life on Neowash Road, where they spent the rest of their lives. Carl farmed, worked in construction and as a millwright at A.P. Parts.
He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with his sons; brother, John; nephews and friends until his age and health prevented it, but was still keen to hear of his sons' and grandsons' successes and near misses afield.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his bride, Eva (Benson) Wilson, and his siblings Florence Mesnard, Bernice Studer, Marie Genson, Ruby Genson, and John Wilson.
Carl leaves behind four children and their spouses, Barbara Wilson (Elliot Trester), Jayn Zimmerman (Rick), David Wilson (Wendy), and Todd Wilson (Julie); ten grandchildren, Sarah Zimmerman, Anna Johnston (Patrick), Laura Schmidt (Orion), Eve Trester-Wilson (Skylar Johnson), Emma Trester-Wilson (Tyler Sanderson), David Wilson (Emily), Jonathan Wilson, Emily Wilson, Matt Wilson, and Tom Wilson, and four great-grandchildren, Madeline Johnston, Norah Johnston, Phineas Wilson and Elijah Wilson.
Carl was a quiet family man whose love of God and strength of character has blessed and continues to inspire his children, in-laws, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He demonstrated the values of hard work, tenacity, and a love and respect for nature.
There will be a family visitation on Friday, October 24 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Road, Waterville, Ohio from 4 to 7 p.m. A celebration of Carl's life will occur at 10 a.m., on Saturday, October 25, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carl's memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio:
Description: Compton, Carmelita, age 72 years, passed away October 23, 2014. Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, MI.