Mary Kay Zink
Mary Kay Zink, 98, passed away peacefully January 1, 2018. Born in 1919 to Ralph and Gertrude Siler, she has fond memories growing up in Ottoville, graduating in 1937.
She married Linus Zink in 1948, who preceded her in death in 1984. Also preceding her are sisters Fern LaFranco, Virginia Altenburger, brother Tom Siler and son-in-law Jim Stewart.
She is survived by three children Charlene Stewart, Charlotte Vangsness (Kevin) and Jim Zink; two grandchildren Kari Hagee (Daniel) and Mark Vangsness and two sisters Celeste Jones and Phyllis Siler.
She was a devoted member of St. Gerard Church for 70 years. She loved spending time with family and friends and making cookies to give away. She will be remembered for her giving spirit volunteering for Right to Life, YMCA Bingo and St Gerard.
In lieu of flowers, she requested to consider donations to St. Gerard School (240 W. Robb Ave, Lima, OH 45801).
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19 at St. Gerard Church with burial in Gethsemani Cemetery. The family will be available to meet with friends and relatives one hour prior to the funeral in the church.
Jimmy C. Spencer
Jimmy C. Spencer, 64, of Fort Jennings died at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on May 1, 1953 in Lima to the late Howard and Irene (Bigelow) Spencer. On November 8, 1975, he married Nancy Miller who survives in Fort Jennings.
Survivors also include two sons, Justin (Nickie) Spencer of Cloverdale and Weston Spencer of Ottoville; two grandsons, Chaz and Zachary Spencer; a brother, Dean (Gloria) Spencer of Evansville, IN; and a sister, Jacqueline (Mike) Minch of Portland, IN.
He was preceded in death by a sister and her husband, Beverly and Robert Shade; and a brother-in-law, Robert Urton.
Jimmy was a self-employed commercial truck driver who was hard-working and an entrepreneur. He was an avid gardener and loved flowers.
Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township with Pastor Gary Beatty officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Chad L. Staib Scholarship.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Thomas A. Bendele
Thomas A. Bendele, 78, of Wapakoneta, died 3:29 p.m., Sun. Feb, 18, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born Feb. 11, 1940, in Ft. Jennings, OH, the son of Isidore N. & Gertrude H. (Ricker) Bendele, who preceded him in death. On July 2, 1963, he married Shirley A. Haney, and she survives.
Other survivors include, 2 children, Teresa (Douglas Paynter) Bendele, Painseville, OH, Tony (Shelly) Bendele, Wapakoneta, 3 grandchildren, Amber Bendele, Andrew Bendele, & Aimee Bendele, 3 great grandchildren, Payton, Lily, & Violet Bendele, siblings, Jeannette (Norbert) Albers, Celina, LaDonna (LaVern) Klawitter, Wapakoneta, Norma Prenger, Minster, & Geraldine (Ron) Brunson, MO.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Bendele, an infant brother, Richard Bendele, and a brother-in-law, Eddie Prenger.
Tom retired in 2002 after 26 years of service in skilled trades at Dana Corp, Lima. Before that he worked 18 years as an engineer at Koneta Rubber Co., Wapakoneta. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and the U.A.W. Local #1765. From 1957 to 1961, he served in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Marias, which was the first ship to be stationed at Barcelona, Spain. Tom designed and built his own tractor. He could repair anything, and enjoyed tinkering in his garage, gardening and doing yard work. His family will greatly miss their husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Fri. Feb. 23, 2018, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445. The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Thurs. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
John L. Hohlbein
John L. Hohlbein, 84, of Delphos, Ohio, passed away in the early morning of Monday, February 19, 2018 at Vancrest Nursing Home.
He was born February 3, 1934 in Ottoville to the late Andrew and Barbara (Lehmkuhle) Hohlbein. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Haunhorst) Hohlbein whom he married on May 30, 1956.
He is also survived by his children: Lenny Hohlbein of Fulton, KY, Mark Hohlbein (Rebecca) of Columbus, Bonnie Hohlbein of Worthington, Pete Hohlbein (Patty) of Worthington, and Paul Hohlbein (Lisa) of Anna. He was affectionately called Papa by his grandchildren: Lacy, Chloe, Lane, Chris, Aaron, Alex (Elizabeth), Allie (Michael Wenig), Ian, Adam, Kasey (Peiman Sarand), and Basima Azzad; and Great-grandchild: Clara Hohlbein.
He deeply loved all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild and he was blessed to be able to hold all of them in his arms.
John and Dorothy also hosted exchange students that became family: Nicole Jongen and Susan Pollmeier.
He was preceded in death by grandchildren: Emily, Ashley, and Kyler Hohlbein; siblings: Alma Schnipke (Otto), Eugene Hohlbein (Catherine), and Oscar Hohlbein (Annie and Sarah); In-laws: Al Hilvers, Alice and Barney Dermer, and Joann Hohlbein.
John attended Ottoville Schools and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and The Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an assistant Scout Master with Landeck Troop 20 with Jim Illig, where he made a lasting positive impact on the lives of many young men. He worked for Fischer Implement and was a mechanic and school bus driver for 40 years. He was in charge of keeping all 16 school buses running for Delphos City Schools, retiring from there after 40 years. John received several honors for his exemplary safety maintenance record with the buses. After retirement from the schools, he drove dump trucks for Ulm Construction and B&K Trucking, retiring from truck driving at 80 years old. He and Dorothy enjoyed traveling frequently to see their kids, grandkids, exchange students (in The Netherlands and Germany) and more recently, their first great-grandchild. He loved a good joke and teasing, but he would give you the shirt off his back if anyone ever needed anything.
He was a gifted mechanic, loved helping people, a dedicated Relay For Lifeteam member, and MS Walk team member and supporter. With this in mind, in lieu of flowers, we encourage you to make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net.
Margie D. Brenner
Margie D. Brenner, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at North Collier Hospital in Naples, FL. She was born on January 21, 1936 in Ottoville, OH to Joseph and Estella (Gasser) Miller. Margie graduated from Ottoville High School in 1953. On July 25, 1953 she married Carl E. Brenner in Ottoville and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2009.
Margie was the co-owner alongside her husband Carl of Miller’s New Market where she also managed the bakery. She loved cooking and baking for her family and friends, gardening and golfing. For the last 36 years Margie was a “true snowbird” who enjoyed spending her winters in Florida. Her summers were spent enjoying time at the family lake house. Margie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier, where she was active with the Rosary Alter Society. She was also a member of the Montpelier Moose.
Margie is survived by two daughters, Carol (Tom) Houk and Becki (Greg) Snyder both of Montpelier; one son, Roger (Teresa) Brenner of Wauseon; daughter-in-law, Deborah Brenner of Cleves, OH; eight grandchildren, Tony (Debi) Houk of Plymouth, MI, Tiffany (Jeff) Noling of New Waterford, OH, Eric Brenner of New Albany, OH, Nicholas Brenner of Bryan, Jennifer (Ryan) Ambrose of Cincinnati, OH, A.J. Brenner of Wauseon, Dr. Marissa (Morgan) Locy of Hoover, AL and Bradley Snyder of Nashville, TN; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl E. Brenner, son, Carl J. Brenner, three brothers, Orville, Joe and Roger Miller and sister, Dorothy Bergfeld.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12-6 p.m. with a scripture service at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier with Father David Tscherne to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Donations may be given to Sacred Heart Church or Williams County Blood Bank.
Paul "Tub" Winhover, 91, of Ottoville died 7:15 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1927 in Delphos to the late John and Mary (Buecher) Winhover. On November 9, 1953 he married Mary Alice Mesker, who preceded him in death on March 19, 1998. He is also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
He is survived by 3 children: John (Tammy Carr) Winhover of Ottoville, Jim (Teresa Stark) Winhover of Convoy, and Jane (Ron) Coon of Celina; 8 grandchildren: Ashley (Brian) Patrizzi, Ian McGhee, Tyler Winhover, Brittany Winhover, Elaina Winhover, Monica Winhover, Joel (Lindsay) Kaufman and Brooke (Zach Lutmer) Kaufman; and 3 great-grandchildren: Brynn Lutmer, Ella Patrizzi and Eli Patrizzi; and his special friend Inez Sarka of Kalida.
Paul retired from both the US Navy and the US Army with 21 years of service. He also retired from General Dynamic, Lima. His family was very important to him and he loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Paul was a life member of both the Ottoville VFW and the Fort Jennings American Legion. He was also an avid Buckeye fan.
The funeral service for Paul will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township with Father John Stites officiating. There will be military rites following the service by the Ottoville VFW and the Fort Jennings American Legion. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 20850 or to Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256