Obituaries

Larry Gearhart, 77

Larry V. Gearhart, age 77, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 10:55 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana after a brief illness. Mr. Gearhart was a 1954 graduate of Edon High School and was employed by the Aro corporation in Bryan …

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Marie Franz, 103

Marie A. Franz, age 103, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where she was a resident. A longtime resident of Hamilton, Indiana, she was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church near Edgerton, where she taught Sunday …

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Kate Fiser, 97

Kathryn “Kate” H. Fiser, 97, of Montpelier passed away Monday afternoon at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan.  She was born on December 22, 1915 in Pulaski Township, Williams County Ohio, to John A. and Dorothy Louella (Rausch) Osburn.  Kate attended Montpelier High School.  She married Carmen E. Fiser, and he …

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Phyllis Henry, 93

Phyllis J. Henry, 93, of Montpelier passed away Sunday afternoon at Genesis Healthcare Center in Bryan.  She was born on September 4, 1920 in Edon, Ohio to John G. and Ethel May (Zimmerman) Boisher.  Phyllis graduated from Montpelier High School in 1938.  On December 31, 1946 she married Oscar K. Henry in Montpelier, …

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Kathleen Robarge, 92

Kathleen B. Robarge, age 92, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 4:15 P.M. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where she had been a resident. Mrs. Robarge was a farmer’s wife, gardener and homemaker, living her entire adult life in Bryan, Ohio. She was an …

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Deborah Rupp, 61

Deborah A. Rupp, 61, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and formerly Edgerton, Ohio, died on October 15, 2013, in Fort Wayne. She worked for several area businesses. Deb was born on December 22, 1951, in Bryan, Ohio, to Donald and Barbara (March) Rupp and is survived by her brother, Ricky Rupp. …

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Josephine Brink, 93

Josephine L. Brinck, 93 years, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Hickory Creek of Hicksville.  Jose was born July 27, 1920 in Defiance, Ohio the daughter of the late Theodore A. and Emma (Woodcock) Michael.  She was a 1937 graduate of Defiance High School.  She married Adolph C. Brinck on …

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John Webster, 80

John C. Webster, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:21 A.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Webster was a 1951 graduate of Edgerton High School and began his college career at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, until joining the Unites …

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Kenneth Kerr, 72

Kenneth R. Kerr, 72 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center after a sudden illness.  Kenneth was born April 17, 1941 in Bryan, the son of Kenneth E. and Evelyn M. (Hitt) Kerr. He was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School.  Kenneth served our country …

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Charles Leist, 89

Charles R. Leist, age 89, of Archbold, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fountain Park Assisted Living in Bryan. Charles was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 18, 1925, the son of Wilmer and Flossie (Silves) Leist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Heller, an …

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