Obituaries

Marianne Thompson, 90

Marianne Thompson, 90, of Pioneer passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan.  She was born on December 5, 1931 in Auburn, Indiana to Maurice and Naomi (Miller) Fiandt.  Marianne graduated from Pioneer High School in 1950.  On April 11, 1953 she married Roger Thompson …

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Scott C. Riter, 55

Scott C. Riter, 55 years of Stryker, and formerly of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in his parent’s home near Stryker after a lengthy battle with cancer. Scott was born June 26, 1967, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Phillip R. and DeAnn A, (Gavette) Riter. He was …

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Kenneth E. “Kenny” Sailer, Sr., 86

Kenneth E. “Kenny” Sailer, Sr., 86, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at The Gardens of Paulding, Paulding, Ohio. Kenny was born November 4, 1935, in Paulding County, Ohio, son of the late Rollie and Valene (Caryer) Sailer. He was the owner-operator of Sailer’s in Hicksville, Ohio, …

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Dewayne Vent, 65

Dewayne Vent, age 65, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 1, 2022 at his home. Dewayne was a AAA mechanic for Campbell’s Soup and then Silgan Can Company prior to his retirement. He enjoyed living the lake life- boating, fishing, sitting around a campfire, hunting and gambling, …

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Barbara J. Brown, 84

Barbara J. Brown, age 84, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara had worked at Symco Tech and Hayes Albion. She was a member of Union Chapel Church of God where she was very active in church life. …

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D. Lynne Wallace, 88

D. Lynne Wallace, 88, of Montpelier, passed away on August 1, 2022 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. She was born on May 21, 1934 in Montpelier to Farrell W. and Ruby (Clay) Lockhart. Lynne graduated from Montpelier High School and in November of 1952 she married the love …

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Christine J. Gerig, 92

Christine J. Gerig, 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and formerly of Grabill, Indiana, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Fort Wayne.  Christine was born April 8, 1930, in Bluffton, Ohio, daughter of the late Rev. Armin and Elizabeth (Steiner) Steiner.  She was a 1948 graduate of …

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Maxine Sanders, 97

Maxine Sanders, age 97, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 4:40 A.M. on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Sanders was salutatorian of the 1942 graduating class of Edgerton High School.  Following graduation, she was employed by Magnavox in …

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Oren J. Dallas, Jr., 76

Oren J. Dallas, Jr., 76, of Butler, Indiana, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Oren was born November 3, 1945, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, son of the late Oren L. and Marie (Smith) Dallas.  He served six years with the U.S. …

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Timothy J. Gubbins, Sr., 56

Timothy J. Gubbins, Sr., age 56, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Tim worked for many years at ABC/TruFast in Bryan. He enjoyed working on electronics and Cbs, working on and restoring old cars. Timothy J. Gubbins was …

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