Obituaries

John R. Porath, 69

John R. Porath, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. John was a 1970 graduate of Hilltop High School. He was a longtime truck driver and was later a machinist at Chase Brass. …

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Dr. Robert D. Hilbert, 96

Dr. Robert D. Hilbert, 96 years young, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, following a short illness. Bob was born on April 24, 1925, in Hicksville, Ohio, the middle son of Claron and Ruth Griest Hilbert. On August 10, 1972, he married Patricia Liedke and she …

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Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, 95

Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, age 95, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday evening, September 14, 2021, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Visitation for Jeanne will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the First Lutheran Church in Stryker. Funeral services will immediately follow …

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Eleanor “Sue” Corwin, 74

Eleanor “Sue” Corwin, 74, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. Sue was born January 8, 1947, to Leslie and Eleanor (Sacharski) Neilson in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from East Rockaway High School in East Rockaway, New York. Sue …

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Steven D. Funk, 63

Steven D. Funk, age 63, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:26 P.M. on Monday, September 13, 2021, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Mr. Funk was a 1976 graduate of Bryan High School and owned Diamond in the Rough Rehab, where he rehabilitated homes …

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Juanita K. Rupp, 78

Juanita K. Rupp, age 78, of Archbold, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Arrangements are pending at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold.

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Judith A. Willis, 81

Judith A. Willis, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida and formerly of Montpelier passed away Sunday August 29th 2021 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida.  She was born on February 25, 1940 in Edgerton, Ohio to Paul and Dolores (Green) Maple, Jr.  In 1958 Judy graduated from Edgerton High …

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Larry J. Hammersmith, 72

Larry J. Hammersmith, 72, of Defiance, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 10, 2021 at his residence.  Larry was born July 14, 1949 in Defiance, Ohio, son of the late Clarence J. and LaVerne V. (Buyer) Hammersmith.  He attended Tinora Schools, and married Kandace Ruth on June 6, 1974 in …

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James “Jim” Lawrence, 63

James “Jim” Lawrence, age 63, of Wauseon passed away September 10, 2021 in Wauseon. Jim worked for 45 years at Lugbill Supply Center in Archbold. Jim was born on July 8, 1958 in Wauseon to the late Fredrick and Winifred (Haller) Lawrence. Jim graduated from Wauseon High School. He loved …

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Myrl Daniel Sauder, 82

Myrl Daniel Sauder, 82, passed away September 10, 2021, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo of pancreatic cancer after a long and fruitful life. He was born in Archbold, Ohio, on January 10, 1939, to Erie J. and Leona (Short) Sauder. Myrl’s love of learning began in childhood exploring …

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