Obituaries

SMSgt. Norman E. Bechstein, 89

SMSgt. Norman E. Bechstein, USAF, retired, age 89, passed away Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio. Visitation and services at Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta are pending at this time.

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Margaret E. Gordon, 96

Margaret E. Gordon, 96, of Montpelier passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice center.  She was born on January 23, 1924 in Pulaski to John A. and Dorothy Louella (Rausch) Osborn.  Margaret graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942.  She married Henry “Hank” Gordon and he …

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Dale John Rupp, 84

Dale John Rupp passed from this life to see Jesus on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a brief illness. Dale was a devoted husband, wonderful father, as well as an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. He taught his children devotion, kindness, responsibility, …

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Jo Ann Harman, 78

Jo Ann Harman, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:42 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where she was a patient, after an extended illness.  She was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School and had been and employee of …

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Melba I. Mercer, 79

Melba I. Mercer, age 79, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 P.M. at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Mercer was a devoted mother and grand mother who did home care and cleaning for the elderly in the Edgerton area.  She was …

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Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82

Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on July 8, 2020 at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier. He was born on May 29, 1938 in West Jefferson, OH to Otis E. and Thelma (Wright) Mercer, Sr. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956. On June 24, 1961 …

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Lyle F. Storrer, 89

Lyle F. Storrer, 89, of Traverse City, MI and formerly of Montpelier, passed away on July 6, 2020. He was born on September 19, 1930 in Montpelier to Adolph and Mildred M. (Wueger) Storrer. Lyle graduated from Montpelier High School in 1949 and spent two years at the U.S. Naval …

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Billie L. Wolfe, 91

Billie L. Wolfe, 91 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Billie was born May 14, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the late James and Bernice (Green) Langley.  She was a 1949 graduate of Edgerton High School.  …

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Mary Gail Smith, 68

Mary Gail Smith, 68 years, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio. She was born July 7, 1952 in Hicksville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Budd and Kathleen (Elder) Smith. Mary was a 1970 graduate of Hicksville High School and …

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Shawn Steven Asher, 41

Shawn Steven Asher, 41 years, of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. Shawn was born July 28, 1978 in Rome City, Indiana to Steven Asher and Cindy (Minniear) Bell. He was a 1997 graduate of East Noble High School. On February 24, …

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