Obituaries

Thomas J. Hurd, 74

Thomas J. Hurd, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:38 A.M. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Promedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, after a brief Illness. Mr. Hurd was a 1965 graduate of Edon High School and graduated from Miami University, where he was active in the …

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Savanna Lee Bostater, 24

Savanna Lee Bostater, age 24, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at her home. She was a 2015 graduate of Montpelier High School. Savanna was the manager at the Bryan Dairy Queen. Savanna was born on January 31, 1997 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Christina H. Harding and …

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Alice G. Vazsonyi, 73

Alice G. Vazsonyi, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance, Ohio. Alice was a cook and dishwasher at Lester’s Diner for over 20 years until its closing. She was a member of New Life Worship Center in Bryan, Ohio. …

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Michael J. Otto, 47

Michael J. Otto, age 47, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at 8:08 P.M. on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was employed at Rolls-Royce as a machinist. Michael J. Otto was born on March 8, 1974, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Joe and Cheryl (Schulte) Otto. He married Gina Ross …

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Fred Sine, Jr., 91

Fred Sine, Jr., age 91, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 10:55 P.M. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Fairlawn Haven. Fred owned Sine Radio and TV for 45 years.  Prior to that, he had worked at Carroll-Ames in Bryan and Oberlin TV in Butler, Indiana. He was a U.S. …

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Karen J. Vollmer, 67

On September 8, 2021, Karen J. Vollmer, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis.   Karen was born on September 29, 1953 in Wauseon to Gordon and the late Betty Domeck.  Karen, her parents, and two …

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James R. Wirtz, 74

James R. Wirtz, age 74, of Kewadin, MI, formerly of Bryan, OH, passed away following an extended illness on September 8, 2021, at CHP Hospice of Defiance following a full life focused on family, friends, and fun. Jim was born on February 21, 1947, in Detroit, MI, the son of …

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Paul F. Hodel, 80

Paul F. Hodel, age 80, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 1, 2021, in his home after an extended illness. Having lived many years in California, where he was a floor tile setter working on many commercial and residential properties, he would later move to …

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Kathleen M. Rath, 88

Kathleen M. Rath, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at her home. She was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church and had for the past few years attended Union Chapel Church of God. She was active in the Methodist church as a Sunday …

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Thomas Levi Yarbro, 80

Thomas Levi Yarbro, age 80, of rural Fayette, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He had worked for Bernath Farms for over 40 years. Thomas was born in Point Pleasant, Missouri, on June 20, 1941, the son of William H. and Ethel (Wigington) Yarbro. On …

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