Obituary

Ralph Blake

Ralph Blake, 67, of Bowling Green, Ohio died October 16, 2017. Ralph was born in Germany to the late Don and Frida (Krauss) Blake on March 7, 1950. He married Mary Mackzum on November 9, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio and she survives him in Bowling Green. Ralph was employed by Marathon Oil in Findlay, Ohio as a Paralegal where he worked on Environmental Research, retiring after 29 years. Education was very important to Ralph. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Mount St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University as well as a Paralegal certificate from the National Center for Paralegal Training. Ralph was known as the kindest, most generous man, who never turned his back on anyone in need. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by everyone. Ralph was a member of the American Humanist Association. His greatest love was practicing and playing music, especially his bass guitar and electric guitar. He would sit and play for Mary for hours every night. He was a “gem” and will be deeply missed. Ralph is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Mackzum. He was a wonderful husband and companion and was loved beyond measure.  He is also survived by his brother Wayne Blake of Maryland. He was a devoted and loving uncle to his niece Elyse Blake of New York. There will be no services. The love and kindness he showed in life will be his legacy and his memory will live in our hearts forever. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Ralph’s honor may be gifted…

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Donald Schick

Donald “Don” Wayne Schick, 73, of Bowling Green, OH passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born on February 2, 1944 in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Ralph and Edna (Irwin) Schick.  He married Cheryl Lynn (Casteel) Schick on February 13, 1970 in Lafayette, Ohio and she survives him in Bowling Green. Along with his wife Cheryl, Don is survived by a daughter: Sally Schick of Bowling Green, Ohio, sons: Roger (Kam) Schick, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Keith (Suzi) Schick of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Gary Schick of Parrish, Florida, sisters: Marjorie (Melvin) Dawson of Bluffton, Ohio; Betty (John) Howard of Beaverdam, Ohio, brothers: Richard (Elaine) Schick of Lakeview, Ohio; Clark (Bonnie) Schick of Lafayette, Ohio, Grandchildren: Mariah, Alexis, Morgan, Easton, and Landon of Bowling Green, Ohio and Paityn and Lincoln of North Ridgeville, Ohio Along with his parents, Don was preceded in death by a sister M. Jean Ricker. Don was a 1962 graduate of Lafayette High School now Allen East. Don went on to serve his country proudly in the United States Army. After being Honorably discharged Don went on to be a Plant Manager at Pioneer Packing.  He worked for Pioneer Packing for 40 plus years then worked for Dean Foods Frostbite as a Maintenance Technician.  He retired from Frostbite after 15 years in 2013.   Don had a passion for fishing and boating on Lake Erie, and loved to go deep sea fishing down in Florida.   He enjoyed rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes and was not a fan of  “the school up north”. Visitation for Don will be held on Monday,…


Kent H Hagg

Kent H. Hagg, age 48, of Perrysburg, OH passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2017 at I.U. Health Saxony Hospital, Fishers, IN. He was born on August 22, 1969 in Oregon, OH to Earl and Janet (Rigg) Hagg. Kent was a skilled construction worker for Comte Construction, Toledo, OH. His memberships included: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, OH and Eastwood Wrestling Club where he was very active. In his spare time, he was very involved in his children’s activities. Kent is survived by his father: Earl Hagg of Perrysburg, children: Kendra and Heath both at home, sister: Lori Dewyre of Pemberville ex-wife and lifelong friend: Jodi Fall of Perrysburg and God-father to niece: Katie (Joel Moenter) and nephew: Daniel both of Pemberville. He was preceded in death by his mother: Janet Hagg, Brother:Kurt and Twin Brother: Brent, grandparents: Virgil and Helen Hagg and Paul and Adella Rigg. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-9 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11 AM from St. John’s Lutheran Church Stony Ridge, OH where there will be additional visitation from 10 -11AM. Officiating will be Rev. Cindy Ritter. Interment will be in Troy Twp. Cemetery, Luckey, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to: St. John’s Lutheran Church-Improvement Fund or Eastwood Wrestling Club.


Adela Henderson

Adela Henderson, age 66, of Bowling Green, OH, formerly of Mulberry, FL passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. She was born on August 31, 1951 in Hargill, TX to Alejandro and Micaela (Rodriguez) Almaraz. Adela was a graduate of St. Phillips College in San Antonio, TX. She had been employed by BGSU in the food service department and was a lifetime member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bowling Green, OH. Adela is survived by her sons: John Henderson of Austin, TX, Richard Henderson of Bowling Green, OH, Jesus J. Almaraz of Wayne, OH, Jose J. Almaraz of Austin, TX, 8 grandchildren, mother: Micaela Almaraz Rodriguez of Mulberry, FL, sisters: Maria Guadalupe Garcia of Devine TX, Yolanda Guerrero of Devine, TX, Mary Helen Esparza of Plant City FL, Marisela Sandoval of Wesley Chapel, FL, Margarita Arrevalo of Devine, TX, Rosa Gomez of Mulberry FL, brothers: Alejandro Almaraz Jr. of Mulberry, FL, Jose F. Almaraz of Bartow, FL, as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Adela was preceded in death by her father: Alejandro Almaraz and sister: Maria Luisa Sotello. Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10-11 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 Enterprise Street, Bowling Green, OH where a Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 AM. Officiating will be Father Mark Davis. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church, immediately following the cemetery committal services. Consideration for memorial contributions may be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/adela-hendersonbringing-you-home. Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Pemberville,…


John Vollmar

John Fredrick Vollmar, 54, of Weston, Ohio passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, in Bowling Green, Ohio. John was born on July 24, 1963 In Bowling Green,Ohio to Lawrence and Joan (Ducat) Vollmar. John was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Weston. He loved to tell jokes, collect sports cards, travel and play scratch off lotto tickets. John was a Chef at the Dinner Theater, of the Club Med Resort in South Florida, he also worked at the Bowling Green Country Club. One of John’s greatest achievements was catering dinners to the private planes of Burt Reynolds and Paul Newman. John is survived by his father: Larry Vollmar, of Weston, OH; step-father: Robert Compo, of Anaheim CA; his siblings: Penny (Tom) Hanna, of Tampa FL; Cindy (Curtis) Borders, of London OH; Kim Thomas of Weston OH; Tammy Crow, of Wauseon, OH and Shawn Compo of Anaheim CA along with 11 nephews and nieces and 10 great nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his mother: Joan Compo; a great nephew: Brady Crow; brother in law: Dave Thomas and cousin: Tim Davis. Graveside services will be held for John on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Weston, Cemetery, Euler Road, Weston, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial Contributions in John’s honor may be given to The American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff of Wood Haven and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care they provided to John. Hanneman Family…


Helen Parish

Helen C. Parish, 101, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday September 11, 2017. Helen was born in Richfield Township, Ohio to the late Adolph and Bertha (Rosebrock) Miller. Helen is survived by her son Russell (Karen) Parish of Bowling Green; sister in-laws: Mildred Miller of Napoleon, Ohio and Ruth Miller of Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Harold, Otto, Henry, Eldor, and Martin Miller and sister Esther and Edna Miller and Minnie Green. Helen worked for Campbell Soup in Napoleon, Ohio and then Bowling Green State University in the custodial department. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, Ohio. Visitation will be on Thursday September 14, 2017 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. Private Graveside Service for Helen will be held in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Deshler, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made in Helen’s honor to Peace Lutheran Church, 5039 County Rd G, Deshler, Ohio 43516. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Helen’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.  


Lauretta Eilert

Lauretta Jean Eilert 92, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017 at Bowling Green Manor. Lauretta was born on July 7, 1925 to the late Donald and Lillian Plotner in Bowling Green, Ohio. She married Earl Eilert who preceded her in death. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1945. An avid bowler in many leagues at Varsity Lanes and Al-Mar, Lauretta was a member of the women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. She was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. Jean retired from Petti’s Restaurant in Bowling Green after working there for over twenty years. After retirement she enjoyed playing bingo, and spending time at the Wood County Senior Center. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, daughter Deborah Sue Fentress and a brother James Plotner. Lauretta is survived by her brother: Donald of Columbus, MS., and many nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Rodna Bordner for all of the excellent care she provided for Jean since 2015. Graveside Services for Lauretta will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial Contributions in Lauretta’s honor may be given to either the Wood County Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lauretta’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.