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Genevieve ‘Genny’ Kurfess

Genevieve Kurfess, age 89, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on June 9, 2018 at St. Clare Commons. Born on March 27, 1929 to Frank and Sadie (Shrode) Bowen in Perrysburg, OH. Genny (as she was known to friends and family) graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Bowling Green State University, In her younger years you could find her leading parades on her horse, Sandy. Genny married the love of her life, William J. Kurfess on November 27, 1954 enjoying 28 years of marriage until hispassing in December of 1982. Genny retired from Bowling Green State University in 1993 after many years of service. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, Stony Ridge and had been active in several of its groups. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with family & friends, dancing, listening to music, travel and working outdoors. Her positive outlook on life was infectious and she always had a smile on her face. Genny is survived by her children: Debra (John) Opdycke, Marcia (Jeff) Bourdo, Janet (Ron) Golightley and Steve Kurfess. Grandchildren: Sarah Opdycke, Jenny (Jai) Vasireddy, Nicole Bourdo, John (Jessica) Opdycke, Andy (Emily) Golightley and Tyler Bourdo, great grandchildren: Cooper Beltran, Colby Beltran and Akash Vasireddy and sister: Mary Eloise Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings: Hazel Schneider, Norman Bowen, Esther Shinew and Ray Bowen. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11AM from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, OH with additional visitation from 10AM until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Cindy Ritter. Burial will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the cemetery committal services. Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider: St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Commons for the care given to Genny over the past years and also to Rev. Cindy for the many visits and support given to both her and the family.

Michael Manahan

Michael Manahan, loving son, husband, father, brother and friend of Bowling Green passed away at the age of 62 after a courageous fight against cancer on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Michael was born on March 15, 1956 to Larry and Evelyn (Mayer) Manahan in Defiance, Ohio.  He married the love of his life, Beth (Keenan) Manahan on September 29, 1979 at the First Christian Church in Bowling Green.  Beth survives in Bowling Green. Along with his wife, Michael is survived by his mother; Evelyn Manahan of Defiance; children: Colleen Manahan; Joel (Bree) Manahan; Ian Manahan and Dana Manahan all of San Diego; sisters: Susan (Louis) Sorbera of Tampa; Tam (Jack) Moss of Defiance; and brother-in-law: Mike Palumbo of Columbus. Michael was preceded in death by his father: Larry Manahan; and sister; Barb Palumbo. Michael was a graduate of Defiance High School and went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bowling Green State University.  After graduating from BGSU, Michael worked for the EPA for 17 years.  He then moved to the private sector, last working for Nova Vision as an Operations Manager.  Michael volunteered his time and talents over many years serving on various boards and in many organizations including Wood Lane Industries, past President Breakfast Kiwanis Club, past President of BG Bombers Soccer Club, former Deacon BG Covenant Church, and finally past President of the board at the Bowling Green Pregnancy Center.  Michael and his wife were RCIA coordinators for a number of years at St. Thomas More.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. When Michael was in college, he worked for a summer at Yellow Stone National Park.  He loved the outdoors and this was an experience he never forgot.  Michael enjoyed home projects and woodworking.  He also enjoyed boating on the Maumee River and on Rose Lake in Michigan.  He coached many to waterski, and no one was better than him at slalom.  He will be dearly missed. Visitation for Michael will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 3:00PM –7:00PM with a Vigil Service at 7:00PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Thomas More, 425 Thurstin St. Bowing Green.  Interment will follow…

George ‘JR’ A. Loomis

George Aden Loomis, Jr. (J.R.) of Weston, Ohio, passed away peacefully, at age 85 on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Bridge Hospice, Bowling Green, Ohio, with his wife Alice and loving family by his side. He was born at home behind South Main Street School in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late George Aden Loomis, Sr. and Wanda Elizabeth (Jackson) Loomis, on on his twin brother and sister’s 4th birthday. Along with his wife, J.R. is also survived by his daughters: Amy (Hans) Kolan of Bowling Green; Cyndi (Mike) Patterson of Bloomdale; sons: Greg Loomis of Bowling Green; Robert (Michele) Dewese of Grand Rapids; Jeff (Roxann) DeWese of McClure; Scott (Deb) Dewese of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: Heidi Sheets, Gretchen (Nick) Holderman, Travis (Lesley) Kolan Kolan, Michael (Deserae) Patterson, Dustin (Angie) Patterson, Shawn (Erin) Shaffer, Matthew (Teremy) Shaffer, Amanda (Clayton) Phillips, Joe (Lisa) Kelly, David (Shelly) Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Christopher (Courtney) Buehrer, and Trever Buehrer; 22 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Along with his parents J.R. was preceded in death by his brother: Robert Loomis; sister: Margaret Loomis Haxel; and a great grandchild: Mackenzie Sha Shaffer. J.R. enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of 1949 when he was in 11th grade with 6 others from his high school class.  He was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, then to Hawaii, from there to Korea. For his first Christmas in Korea, he found a small stick and placed it into the ground to represent a Christmas tree. He earned his 1st Purple Heart, August 8, 1950 in Subucksan Mountain in South Korea. He was in a rice patty in a Jeep and was ambushed by the Chinese who joined with North Korea. He earned his 2nd Purple Heart, January 17, 1951, at night, while driving a Jeep, and hit a landmine. The passenger, an Electrician Lineman was fatally injured.  He was sent to Sasahull, Japan for surgery, then to Tokyo, Japan for nine months before being shipped back to Washington State. From there he went to Desert Rock Nevada, for 3 Atomic Bomb tests, which was four miles from the site.  J.R. was there for almost a year, then was sent back to Fort Warden, Washington and was honorably discharged November 1952. George first worked as a Bus Boy at Isaly’s, in Bowling Green after school hours, then at Portage Drive-In Movie Theatre, directing vehicles to parking spaces.  He then…

Andre Varela

Andre Varela, 24, of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Andre was born May 11, 1994 in Bowling Green.  He is survived by his mother: Amanda (Kiel) Varela of Bowling Green; father: Gabriel Varela of Haskins; brothers: Gavin Varela stationed in Hawaii; and Austin Varela stationed in Japan; grandparents: Esequiel (Alma) Varela Jr. of Bowling Green; Dave (Cindy) Wichman of Bowling Green; Mike (Stacey) Kiel of Perrysburg; and a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Andre was preceded in death by his great grandmother Mary Varela. Andre attended Otsego High School.  He enjoyed skateboarding, listening to music and working out.  He also enjoyed drawing and aspired to be a tattoo artist.  He loved caring for Chico & Plex, his dogs, which he called his “babies”. Visitation for Andre will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Tele: 419:352-2171.  with a Vigil Service at 6:30 PM. Andre’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial Contributions in Andre’s Honor may be gifted to the Wood County Humane Society. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Andre’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

Dr David G Elsass

Dr. David G. Elsass, emeritus Dean of Education at Bowling Green State University, passed away Saturday June 9, 2018. He was a driving force in creating the Educational Memorabilia Center on campus to preserve the rich teaching history of northwest Ohio as well as BGSU’s origins as a Normal College preparing teachers. He was born January 28, 1925 in Anna, Ohio to Fred and Margie (Ludwig) Elsass, graduated from Anna High School in 1943 and immediately was drafted into the Army. Upon his separation from the service, he enrolled at Bowling Green State University under the G.I. Bill, graduating summa cum laude in 1949. Along with many other World War II veterans, he lived in one of the several barracks hastily constructed to accommodate the large number of returning G.I. students. He received his master’s degree from BGSU in 1953 and a doctorate from Western Reserve University in 1963. In July, 1945 during the last three days of his Army furlough from Camp Crowder, MO, he met Mary Jane Lawrence, the newly arrived Anna High School home economics teacher. They were married in 1947. Their children Daniel (Gail Anderson Elsass) lives in Madison, WI and Douglas (Susan) in St. Paul, MN. Their daughter Jane died in 2007 followed by her husband Robert Barman in 2013. There are four grandchildren: Hannah (Andrew) Wroblewski, Kirke David Elsass (Melinda Misener), Greta (Paul) Zuke and William Elsass. His sister Elinor Elsass Trumbone is deceased as is her husband Herbert. He began his education career as a social studies teacher in the Wauseon Public School System in 1949 and became its high school principal four years later. In 1957 he entered the college teaching ranks as an associate professor of education at Baldwin Wallace College. Two years later he was back in the public school system as principal at Avon Lake High School. While in the Cleveland area, he was able to complete residency requirements for his doctorate from Western Reserve. He was recruited to the Bowling Green faculty in 1960 as an instructor and a year later began his administrative career as assistant to the Dean of the College of Education. In 1964-65 he was on loan to the Governor’s Office to help with the implementation of the Anti-Poverty Program in the 17 counties of NW Ohio which included the beginning of Head Start in the communities. He was named Dean of the College in…

Donna Wickham

Donna Wickham, 91, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. Donna was born to the late Clyde and Hazel (Stafford) Leach on September, 29, 1926 in Toledo, OH.  She married Bob Wickham on December 18, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 28, 1981 after 33 years of marriage. Donna is survived by her daughters: Frances (Carroll D.) Hagerty; Jacalyn Wickham; and Barbara (Fred) Wilson all of Bowling Green; grandchildren; Cynthia (Joe) Hall; Danny (Amy) Cavin; Carol (Mario) Martinez; Diana Foster; Robert (Dawn) Cavin; Jake (Annie) Wilson; Rick (Brittany) Wilson; 10 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Along with her parents and husband, Donna was preceded in death by her brothers: Edward Smith; and Jimmy Hubbard; and great grandchild; Jeremy Foster. Donna attended Bowling Green High School and went on to work as a Dental Assistant with Dr. William Kramer for 39 years.  She was a life member of the Bowling Green VFW women’s auxiliary 1148.  Donna enjoyed playing BINGO, camping and fishing.  Donna especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren whenever she could.  She will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions in Donna’s honor may be gifted to Bridge Hospice. There will be a private graveside service for Donna at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  Tele: 419-352-2171. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Donna’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory of condolence by visiting

Janet Ludwig

Janet Ludwig, 59, of Bowing Green passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018.  She was born on April 22, 1959 to John and Betty (Sams) Strickland in Ashland, Kentucky. Janet is survived by her father: John Strickland of Tontogany; daughters: Angie (Ken) Shidler of McClure; Carla (Clayton) Chamberlain of Custar; sisters: Sharon (Scott) Benschoter of Bradner; Sandra (Ed) Metzger of Bowling Green; a brother: Steve Strickland of Weston; grandchildren: Wyatt Chamberlain, Wesley, Madilyn and Kinze Shidler. Janet was preceded in death by her mother: Betty Strickland; and a brother: Denis Strickland. Janet attended Otsego High School and went on to work a number of jobs.  She last worked the grounds for Highland Memorial Gardens.  She enjoyed being outdoors and would often go camping and boating with her family.  Janet especially loved swimming and spending time with her grandkids.  She will be dearly missed. Services for Janet will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171 Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Janet’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

Charles Burditt

Charles E. Burditt, 69, of Deshler, Ohio passed away May 29, 2018. Charles was born to the late Grover and Dorothy (Aufdenkamp) Burditt on September 27, 1948. He married Rachael Boose on July 29, 1994 and she survives him. Charles is survived by his wife Rachael of Deshler; children: Kyle and Kelly Burditt of Napoleon; sister: Carolyn (Ron) Pultz of Bowling Green; brother: Mark Burditt of Deshler; grandchildren Carrianne and Ellie Burditt. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister Charlotte Stock and brother Walter Beeker. Charles was employed by Cast Metals and Pioneer Packing. He enjoyed going fishing and watching tv; especially his favorite show Homicide Hunter. Charles was known for his goofiness and his orneriness. He always told the kids “Ghosts and goblins out on the street watch out they’ll get your feet.” He loved his family very much and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Hope Lutheran Church, 13507 Cloverdale Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Memorial Contributions in Charles’ honor may be gifted to Charles Burditt Funeral Expenses, c/o Hope Lutheran Church. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Charles’ family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

John H Kukla Jr

John H. Kukla Jr., 73, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away May 27, 2018 at Wood Haven Health Care in Bowling Green. He was born June 19, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio to John and Julia (Sewerynski) Kukla. John worked for Lower Lakers as a deckhand and in maintenance. He thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent working on the ships. He enjoyed traveling, taking road trips and spending time in Las Vegas gambling. He is survived by his sons John Kukla III of Bowling Green, Ohio and Scott Murphy of Toledo, Ohio, sisters Mary Jane Pfoutz of Maumee, Ohio and Barbara Anteau of Bowling Green, Ohio and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services for John will be private for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. John’s family would like to thank the staff of Wood Haven Health Care for the wonderful care they took of John throughout his stay at the nursing home. To share an online condolence, fond memory or photo with the Kukla family please visit

Thomas G Stubbs

Thomas G. Stubbs, of Bowling Green , Ohio, passed away peacefully at age 94 on Friday, May 25th, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 15th, 1924 to George & Helen (Conklin) Stubbs. He married Glenna Mae Abrams in 1947, and she preceded him in death in 1989. Along with his wife Anabel W. (Williamsen) whom he married in 1997, Tom is survived by his children, David (Jackie) Stubbs, Battle Creek , MI, Daniel (Ana) Stubbs of Portland, OR, Sarah (Jim) McDermott, of Bowling Green, and Timothy (Diane) Stubbs, also of Bowling Green. He also leaves stepchildren, William (Susan) Williamsen, Grand Rapids, OH, and Patricia Williamsen (Ed Foley) of Westerville, OH. , and 5 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Tom was a 1942 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He served his country during World War Two after his induction to the US Army in 1943. Following officers training school in 1944 he was a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Force and served in the Japanese occupation. He attended BGSU, and received his BA in Education in 1949, and his Master’s in Education from Kent State University is 1951. His teaching career began in 1951 in Newton Falls, OH as a 6th grade teacher. He then taught & coached swimming at East Grand Rapids High School in MI for 6 years and won six state championships. Our family moved to Battle Creek, MI where he continued his teaching and coaching career. While in MI, Tom’s name began to become synonymous with coaching swimming and diving. He was the president of the MI High School Swimming Coaches Association from 1956-1957, and served on many related committees during that time. From 1969 -76 he was on the NCAA Rules Committee, and was the head referee at the NCAA Championship meets 6 times. In 1963 Tom and his family then moved to Bowling Green, Ohio to become the Head Swimming Coach of his alma mater. He coached both the men and women’s teams into the mid-eighties. He also found time to co-found the BG Swim Club in 1965, and became the director of the Al Sawdy Learn to Swim program, which he headed for 11 years. Tom was proud of his coaching career, but probably more proud of the 30 + All Americans whom he helped to excel, as well as the numerous individuals he mentored…

Kimberly Y Horen

Kimberly Y. Horen, 50, of Bowling Green, OH, died May 17, 2018 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, OH. She was born October 26, 1967 in Toledo, OH to Richard & Martha (Saylor) Shoemaker. Kim graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1986 where she was a proud Marching General. She was a 1990 Owens Community College Graduate. Kim attended Fallen Timbers Community Church in Waterville, OH. She was a preschool teacher for many years at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool in Bowling Green. Kim was present for all of her children’s extra curricular activities from soccer games to band performances. She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for her girls, a long time 4-H leader for Green Meadows 4-H club, and a volunteer for her son’s Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a supportive and compassionate wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and taking many photos. She married Joel Horen October 28, 1989. He survives along with children: Jason (Sarah), Allison, Bethany, and Olivia; parents: Richard and Martha Shoemaker; mother-in-law Nancy Horen; and siblings: Dennis (Linda) St. Johns, Dan (Karen) St. Johns, Robert Shoemaker, and Pam (Tom) Rice. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry & Anna Shoemaker and Louis & Lutishie Saylor, father-in-law, Glenn Horen and several aunts and uncles. Friends and family may call Sunday May 20, 2018 from 1-6 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church; 17050 Middleton Pike Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 with Pastor Pat Cannon officiating. Burial will follow at Tontogany Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be given to Bridge Hospice. To leave an online memory please visit

First United Methodist Mom Groups Thank BG Businesses

MOPS and Moms Next at the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green want to publicly thank the very generous donors who helped support our mission of creating better moms for a better community. Biggby, thank you for blessing our moms with hot coffee- truly a luxury that we are so grateful for. Stimmel’s Market, your donation of assorted donuts is always delicious and always whole-heartedly appreciated. Thank you for supporting our community through your generous giving to our MOPS and Moms Next Moms!! Dear BG Community- stop into Biggby and Stimmel’s Market, tell them MOPS sent you! Let’s show businesses in our community that their generosity is appreciated by patronizing them! Jennifer Cothren Patsy Crawford Mothers Of Preschoolers and Moms Next First United Methodist Church Bowling Green

William R ‘Bill’ Keeling Sr

William Keeling, age 83, of Bowling Green, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord on May 5, 2018. His last hours were spent peacefully in the gentle care of the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by his family. Bill was born July 23, 1934 to Edward J. Keeling Sr. and Margaret E. (Zapf) Keeling. He grew up in Clarion, PA. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps February 10, 1953. Following his time in the service, he went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Miami Florida in 1959. He married Shirley Smith on March 21, 1959 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2011. On April 2, 2016 Bill was blessed with marrying the 2nd love of his life, Nancy Davis. They made their home in Bowling Green where she continues to reside. Bill worked for Owens Illinois in Clarion, PA and was transferred by Owens Illinois to Toledo in 1964. He worked for the company in high school, college and after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree he continued to work for them as an Industrial Engineer for over 30 years. After his retirement, he and his wife Shirley embarked on an adventure as long haul truck drivers. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. He was an avid Sailor, belonged to the North Cape Yacht Club, often participating in many races on Lake Erie. Bill had his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. While living in Florida he served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He had a passion for golfing and was very particular about fixing things, always wanting them to be exactly right. His greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with his family. Along with his wife Nancy, Bill is survived by his three children; Beverly Ann Keeling Elwazani of Bowling Green, Ohio, Alona Marie (Keeling) Williamson of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and William R Keeling Jr. of Naperville, Illinois, ten grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and brothers Edward J. Keeling Jr. of Tiberon, California and Frodey J.J. Keeling of Bowling Green, Ohio and cousin George Daniels of Windermere, Florida. Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. A…

Karen F Bell

Karen Lee Fisher Bell, Bowling Green, OH, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Bowling Green Care Center. She was 66. Mrs. Bell was born May 27th, 1951 in Sharon, PA to Ralph and Phyllis Fisher also of Sharon, PA. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1969 then Spencer Hospital School of Nursing (Meadville,Pa) in 1972. Lieutenant, Mrs. Bell, served as a nurse in the US Army Nurse Corps. Karen earned a B.S. in Education from California State College(Pa.) She moved to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1980 with her husband, Gary A. Bell, whom she married March 11th, 1972. She taught nursing at the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing in Akron, Ohio, was the Director of Nursing at Community Nursing Home (currently Bowling Green Care Center) then at HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio where she retired as Assistant Vice President of Home Health Care and Hospice. Mrs. Bell was an active member of The First United Methodist Church, BG, Triune Chapter #344 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and an adult advisor to the Order of DeMolay for Boys and the Order of Rainbow for Girls where she was affectionately known as “Ma Bell”. She especially enjoyed playing euchre with the BG Euchre Club whose members became close lifelong friends. She loved anything Purple, collecting Moose, a nice Cup of Tea and being a Grandmother. She will be missed by her husband of 45 years, Gary Bell, Bowling Green; daughter, Kimbrough C. (Wesley) Polinsky, her granddaughter, LeeAnn Amerika Polinsky, of Grand Rapids, OH; two sisters, Doris Lapikas, South Pymatuning, PA and Patricia (James) Caughman, Houston, TX; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Christine) Bell, North Scituate, RI, Kevin (Pam) Bell, S. Lyons MI and Bruce Bell, Canton, MI; a sister-in-law, Barbara L. Bell, Cincinnati, OH; a niece, 5 nephews and 2 great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lawrence Fisher; her son, Bryan L. Bell; and her brother-in-law, Daniel Lapikas (Doris), South Pymatuning, PA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. An Eastern Star Service will begin Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by her funeral service at the funeral home. Pastor Chris Walter will officiate. Interment will take place Thursday May 10, 2018 in Americas Cemetery (formerly Hillcrest Memorial Park)…

Harold K Yoder

Harold K Yoder Sr. loving husband, father and grandfather, 79, of Portage, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Harold was born to Rev. Truman J. and Pearl Bateson Yoder on June 1, 1938 and they preceded him in death along with his infant sister Barbara Sue.  Harold married Rev. Rose E. (McCurdy) Yoder, and she survives him after 51 years of marriage.  Along with his wife, Harold is survived by his daughters: Deborah S. (Dan) Santogrossi of Bowling Green; Valery K. (Mark) Anderson of Chesterfield, Michigan; Patricia L. (Frank) Coss of Katy, Texas; sons: Harold K. (Linda) Yoder Jr.  of Bowling Green; Scott T. (Lisa) Yoder of Waterville; Todd A. (Jessie) Yoder of Bowling Green; Jeremiah D. (Julie) Yoder of Whitehouse; seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother: Gary L. (Carole) Yoder; a sister: Kathryn A. (Thomas) Haswell both of Bowling Green; and several nephews and nieces. Harold’s working career included working for the Kroger Co. for 23 years, Bowling Green City Schools as a head custodian for Crim Elementary, a licensed boiler operator for 23 years and a crossing guard for the Bowling Green Police Department. Harold was very active in the community until his age and declining health caught up to him.  He loved being around children and they loved being around him.  Harold was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green. Visitation for Harold will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:00AM until the time of his Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 Noon in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Harold’s honor to the Yoder Family in care of Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of Harold and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting