Obituary

Laura Rood

Laura Rood, 74, of Bowling Green Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Laura was born to the late James and Helen (Schroeder) Strickland in Ashland, Kentucky.  She married Francis Rood in Rudolph, Ohio on June 21, 1963 he survives in Bowling Green, Ohio.  Laura is also survived by her daughters: Susan (Russell) Goris, of Brooklyn, New York; Debbra (Charles) Lundy of Holgate, Ohio; Sheri (Len) Caron of Plymouth, Massachusetts; sons: Steven (Keri) Rood of Swanton, Ohio & Kenneth Rood of Kingston, Massachusetts; brothers: Abraham Stricklen & Thomas (Barb) Strickland; grandchildren: Jeffery, Dana, Hanna, Jacob, Darren, Noah, Jared, Christopher, Kenneth Jr., Chip, Michael & Jordan; & 7 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents Laura was preceded in death by her daughter: Elizabeth; brothers: Richard & James Strickland. Laura was a 1962 graduate of Westwood High School.  She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.  She especially enjoyed spoiling her children and grandchildren as well as her nieces and nephews. Laura was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.  She would pass the time by shopping, talking on the phone or watching General Hospital.  Laura was known for her infectious smile and will be dearly missed. Visitation for Laura will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory 1460 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  Funeral Services for Laura will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Jenkins officiating. Memorial Contributions in Laura’s honor may be gifted to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for…

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Sarah M Leggat

Sarah M. Leggat, 65, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on Sunday January 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her own home after a valiant fight with cancer. Sarah was born on August 31, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland to the late James and Elizabeth (Hegarty) Hamill. She married Dr. Ian Leggat on April 10, 1981 in Buckna, Northern Ireland and he survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are her two sons: Andrew and David Leggat of Fairmont, West Virginia and a brother Thomas Hamill of Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Sarah was a Registered Nurse and a Midwife. She attended Dayspring Assembly of God Church in Bowling Green. Sarah had a true love for gardening and cooking, where she was especially known for her caramel squares and her Banoffee pies.  Sarah had a heart of gold, she would bake for individuals who were receiving cancer treatment at the Maurer Family Cancer Center at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. Every Monday, Sarah took in home baking for them to have.  Sarah worked closely with her cousin in Northern Ireland in doing research and genealogy on their family. The most important part of Sarah’s life was her family. She enjoyed traveling to different places with her husband Dr. Leggat. Among her favorite destinations were Venice and St. Maarten. Visitation for Sarah will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from  2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Sarah’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the funeral home, Pastor Jason Vickery officiating. Memorial…


Miriam H Fouts

Miriam H. Fouts, 92, of Tontogany, Ohio passed away Sunday January 28, 2018. She was born July 25, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Laura (Wichman) Draper. She married Ben Fouts in 1950 and he survives. Miriam graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1946 and worked as a registered nurse for the Wood County Hospital, Wood County Health Department and also did home health care services. Following her nursing career, she and her husband Ben were the owners and operators of Fouts Cleaners, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Tontogany Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and treasurer. She was a Girl Scout leader, involved with 4-H and was a member of the Tontogany American Legion Auxiliary. Miriam worked as a health team volunteer which helped the underprivileged. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a skilled baker, her specialties being apple pies and cinnamon rolls. Her family and friends will remember her as a compassionate, loving and giving person. More than anything, it was her love of God and her Lord Jesus which characterized how she lived. Along with her husband of nearly 68 years, Ben, she is survived by her sons John (Diane) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio and Jim (Sandy) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughters Mary (Bruce) Rohrbacher of Bowling Green, Ohio and Laurie (Dick) Wasserman of Burgoon, Ohio, sister Virginia Retzke of Bowling Green, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Steve Fouts and brother Donald Draper Jr. Visitation will be held Thursday February 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m….


Michael Serrato

Michael L. Serrato, 41, of Bowling Green, OH, died January 28, 2018 at his home. He was born June 15, 1976 in Bowling Green, OH to John and Violet (Wheeler) Serrato. Michael was a 1995 Otsego High School Graduate and he went on to graduate from Owens Community College. Michael will always be remembered for his jokes, laughter and unique sense of humor. He loved watching sports and golfing with his brother and nephews. He loved the Lord with all his heart. Michael worked as a machinist at IMCO Carbide in Perrysburg, OH. He was a member of Word of Truth Church in Bowling Green, OH. He married Jessica (Hall) May 23, 2015. She survives along with his parents, John and Violet Serrato, brother, Johnny (Rachel) Serrato, sister, Holly (Kris) Serrato, and nephews and niece, Chaz, Naz, Wyatt, Kaleb, Leah and Asher. His grandparents, Howard and Sue Wheeler and Trinidad and Cande Serrato, preceded him in death. Friends and family may visit Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd., Waterville, OH, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will take place Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Evangelist Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH. The family suggests giving memorials to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online memory please visit dunnfuneralhome.com.


Evelyn Leslie

Evelyn Elizabeth Leslie, formerly of Luckey, OH, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Heritage Corner Skilled Nursing Center, Bowling Green, OH.  The youngest of eight children, she was born May 17, 1929 to William and Elizabeth (Dresf) Goeckerman in Troy Twp., OH.  Evelyn married Paul Leslie on June 11, 1949 in Latcha, OH.  She was a stay-at-home mother and was also employed as a part-time custodian and cook in the Eastwood School District at Luckey Elementary School.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, OH, where she was active in the women’s circle groups.  She took great pride in her home, family, and faith. Evelyn is survived by her children: Michael W.(Roberta) Leslie, Bowling Green; Nancy Higgins, Boca Raton, Florida; and Roger Leslie, Kent, OH; grandchildren: Michael P. Leslie, Elizabeth (Steve) Snyder, Shannon Higgins; great-grandchildren: Mason, Bowen, and Brynn Snyder, brother-in-law: George Leslie, sister-in-law: Marge Goeckerman, beloved niece: Lois Ann Steensen, and treasured friend: Elaine Grolle. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul; sisters: Inez Sandwisch, Esther Schmidt, and Vera Radeloff; brothers: Lloyd, Clarence, Norvall, and William Goeckerman, and son-in-law: Michael Higgins. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory Remembrance Chapel, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402 with Rev. Cynthia Ritter officiating. Interment will follow the services at the Funeral Home in the Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, Ohio. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Heritage Corner, especially Christie, Crystal, and Angelina and Bridge Hospice nurses Natalie and Anna for their kind care of Evelyn. Memorial contribution in Evelyn’ honor may be…


Tanya L Green

Tanya L. Green, 73 years of age, passed away, Thursday, January 11, 2018. Tanya was born on August 17, 1944 to Robert H. and Miriam E. (Garlinger) Green who predeceased her in death.  Her sister: Robin Bechstein also predeceased her.  Surviving her are two nephews: David Bechstein and Michel Bechstein. Tanya worked at Wood Lane Industries during her life time.  She enjoyed the monthly visits of her cousin Gretchen Lab.  She loved her dog Cooper.  She was a member of the Eastern Stars. Funeral Services for Tanya will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  Interment will follow in the Plain Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Tanya’s honor may be given to the charity of the Donor’s Choice. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tanya’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.


Betty L Stalter

Betty L. Stalter, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday January 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born January 6, 1931 in Hickory, North Carolina to Garlin and Maude (Lail) Boliek. She married Robert J. Stalter in 1949 and he preceded her in death September 7, 2013. Betty was an almost 50 year member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. She graduated from Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio in 1949. She enjoyed baking and quilting, making over 100 quilts in her lifetime. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family. She is survived by her sons Robert Stalter Jr. of Sanford, North Carolina, Daniel (Martina) Stalter of Bowling Green, Ohio and Thomas (Susan) Stalter of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughters Theresa (Mike) Marsh) of Bowling Green, Ohio and Mary Ann (Brian) Hennessy of Rossford, Ohio, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband Robert, Betty was preceded in death by her brother Donald Boliek and special Aunt Elizabeth Garren. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Father Mark Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to St. Aloysius Catholic Church. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Stalter family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.