Obituary

Jeffrey L. Spielman

Jeffrey L. Spielman, age 69, passed away peacefully at home March 10, 2019 surrounded by his family, in Salem, VA. He was born April 8, 1949 in Johnstown, PA to James Keifer and Florence Irene (Maser) Spielman. Jeff moved to Ohio when he was 7 years old. He was an excellent student and was Valedictorian of his 1967 class at Maumee High School. He went on to earn his Ph.D.  in mathematics at Bowling Green State University. Jeff taught at Chicago State University and Ohio Northern University, where he served as department chair. In 1986, he moved to Salem, VA to continue his career as a mathematics professor at Roanoke College. He retired from Roanoke College in 2015. He taught approximately 200 mathematics courses to over 5000 students. He published a UMAP Module “Exploring Power and Speed in Baseball”, one of the earliest examples of teaching statistics through baseball. He was sponsor of Pi Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor society, co-principal investigator on two State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, and played a major role in the design and concentration of statistics at Roanoke College. Jeff introduced hundreds of students to the strange and interesting world of fuzzy logic. He was known for his sense of humor, starting and ending each day with a smile, and his ability to help students with a mix of patience and encouragement. Jeff was an avid sports fan, faithfully rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. His love for his family was strong and he was very proud of his son, Matt, and his many accomplishments in and out of school which included graduating magna cum laude from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jeff is survived by his wife, Maryanne (Rutter), son Matthew, sister Janet Womack, and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his infant son, Chad Michael, and his parents. Memorial Services will be planned at a later time.

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Luke B Boltz

Luke B. Boltz 26, of Woodville, OH, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. Born January 15, 1993 in Oregon, OH to Richard D. Boltz and Teresa K. Alexander. He was a 2011 graduate of Woodmore High School. Luke had an amazing talent in hunting and fishing; he was also an avid Ohio State football fan. His family remembers him most as having a sweet and kind spirit. He will be greatly missed. Luke is survived by his mother: Teresa Alexander of Luckey, father: Richard Boltz of Woodville, brother: Nicholas Boltz of MI, sister: Ashley Boltz of Bowling Green, paternal grandmother: Nelda Hawkins of AL, nephew: Jaxon Boltz, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Karen Snyder and Thomas Alexander, paternal grandfather: Richard Boltz Jr., and uncle: Mark Boltz.Family and Friends will be received 3-7 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Woodville. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: The family c/o the funeral home. Online condolences maybe shared with the family at www.marshfuneralhomes.com.


John L LaGesse

John L. LaGesse age 89 years, of Bowling Green, OH passed away on March 6, 2019.  John was born on September 30, 1929 in Superior, WI to the late Edna and Leo LaGesse. He married Mary Gidolf on December 27, 1952. They moved the family to Toledo, OH in 1967 where John was able to move his way up the “hawse pipe” and reached the rank of Captain before he retired at the age of 50 ending his 32 years sailing career. John was an Army Veteran. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and Lions Club in Iron River, WI and Lake Havasu, AZ. He was also a very involved and longtime member of the International Shipmasters Association. Much of John’s community involvement also included his grandchildren, who spent a lot of time by his side as he volunteered.  He invested in his community, and enjoyed all the outdoor activities the Northern Woods and lakes provided.  John is survived by his wife Mary LaGesse; children: Louise LaGesse, Mary Grzybowski, Paula Jahns (Scott), Patrick LaGesse; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers: Robert LaGesse, Gerald LaGesse (Janice), and a sister Catherine Skamarycz. Along with his parents John was preceded in death by a sister Joanne. A Funeral Mass for John will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church 150 South Enterprise Street Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  John will be buried in a family plot in Iron River, WI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial contributions in John’s honor may be gifted to Bridge Hospice of Bowling Green, Ohio. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve John’s Family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visitingwww.hannemanfh.com.


Delores ‘Ann’ Errett

Delores Ann Errett, 85, of Tontogany, Ohio passed away March 6, 2019. She was born November 26, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio to Earl and Delores Price. She married Robert D. Errett in 1956 and he preceded her in death December 12, 2016.  Ann worked as a nursing aid at Wood County Hospital for 20 years. Family was everything to her and there is nothing she enjoyed more than the time she spent wither children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her son Robert Jr. (Cynthia) Errett of Castalia, Ohio, daughters Pat (Joe) Hammer of St. Mary’s, Ohio and Janet (Charles) Clark of Bowling Green, Ohio, brother Earl (Maryann) Price of Findlay, Ohio, sister Ruth (Tom) Jameson of Findlay, Ohio, grandchildren Theresa, David, Jacob (Annie), Erin (Drew) and Andrea and great-grandchild Ridley.  Ann was preceded in death by her husband Robert, parents, two brothers and one sister. Visitation will be held on Monday March 11, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Interment will follow at Weston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. To share an online condolence with the Errett family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Thomas D Anderson

Thomas Dale Anderson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and scholar, went to his eternal home on January 21, 2019. He was born September 23, 1929 to Edward and Anna Anderson of Northfield, OH. Being brought up in the depression, Tom learned at a young age to “make do with what you have” and to work hard. After graduating from Northfield High School in 1947, he worked his way through college at Kent State University, where he earned a BA degree in Geography. While studying at KSU, he was a pitcher on the baseball team and was captain of the swim team. He later earned an MA from Kent State, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska, both in Geography. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, and Sigma Xi scientific honorary. He served in the Army Infantry in Korea (1953-55) as a First Lieutenant and was awarded the Army Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant for meritorious service. He came to Bowling Green State University after teaching five years at the State University College in Geneseo, NY. In addition to serving as Professor of Geography at BGSU, he taught a year as Fulbright Scholar at Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. He also was a visiting instructor at several other universities and did survey work for the state of Ohio. He married his lovely wife of 62 years Sylvia Crum in 1956 and had three children; Susan, Stefan, and Kathryn, and two grandchildren; Audrey and Joshua. A prolific scholar, he received numerous research grants, and authored two books, along with several book chapters and research reports. He also wrote dozens of articles, and presented over 70 professional papers, including one in Moscow. At BGSU, he served on the Faculty Senate, along with serving as chair on various university committees, and the Arts & Sciences Council. His professional memberships included the American Association of Geographers; American Geographical Society; National Council for Geographic Education; Pacific Science Association and the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. His community service included ten years on City Council, and also as chair of the City Housing Commission. He also was a member of the Planning Commission, the Industrial and Development Committee and the…


Harry R Wagner

Harry Raymond Wagner left this world on March 1, 2019. Harry was born July 7, 1918 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Charles and Rose Wagner. He touched many lives during his 100 years on this earth, told numerous stories and left invaluable memories. He attended grade school in Bowling Green, and during the Great Depression lived with his sister Erma and her husband helping on their dairy farm, graduating from High School in Wayne, Ohio. He made many lasting friendships and participated in sports and other activities available at that time. Harry worked in retail during the late 1930s and was a manager trainee for J.C. Penney. It was there where he met his wife Katie. Harry and Katie were married October 4, 1941 in San Francisco, CA as by then Harry had been drafted into the Army and was attending Officers Training School. Harry served in the South Pacific throughout WWII and was discharged in 1946 as a captain. He returned to form an Army Reserve Unit in Bowling Green, Ohio and was Commanding Officer until 1961.Harry and Katie return to Bowling Green after the war and he held Executive Positions for the next 25 years with both Lamsons and Lasalles Dept. stores. Harry finished his career as an instructor of Adult Education for the Small Business Administration in Sandusky, Ohio.Retirement was enjoyed living on Lake Erie during the summer months and in Destin, FL during the winter months. Harry was one of the oldest members of the Maumee Elks and enjoyed many evenings dancing the night away and enjoying socializing with his many friends.Harry was the last surviving child of Charles and Rose Wagner. He had four sister, Gladys Instone, Helena Kurtz, Betty Noward, Erma Adams and one brother Wallace Wagner. He was a wonderful husband to Katie who passed away in 2008. Harry will be remembered always as the most amazing, caring father ever to his daughter Kathy Schwartz, her husband Denny Schwartz and his son Jack Wagner. Jack passed away in November, 2017. Katie and Jack were waiting in heaven with open arms. Katie and Harry are now together again with their first child which brings much comfort to daughter Kathy.Harry had a very special bond with his…


Carolus F Van De Heijning

Carolus “Karel” Van De Heijning, 71, of Custar, Ohio, passed away on March 1, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born to Adriaan van de Heijning and Anna Hoefmans on April 24, 1947 in Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands. Karel served in the Belgium Army for one year after high school, and then began working on his family’s farm in Baarle-Hertog, Belgium. When Karel started on the farm, they had chickens and dairy cows. Over the years the farm expanded, started to focus only on dairy cows, and changed locations. In 1995 the farm moved to Bree, Belgium. In 2005, Karel and his family moved to the USA and built Reyskens Dairy in Custar, Ohio. Karel was proud of their family farm and was passionate about his work as a farmer. He worked on the farm until the end of his life.Karel married Mariette Verheijen in 1974, and together they had two sons, Patrick and Mark. Karel was a loving, devoted husband and father. One of his greatest joys was becoming an “Opa”. Karel enjoyed many adventures with his grandsons around the farm and will be sorely missed. Karel was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Adam Van De Heijning. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mariette Verheijen, sons Patrick Van De Heijning of Rudolph, Ohio, and Mark (Betsey) Van De Heijning of Bowling Green, Ohio, sisters Maria (Fons) Van De Heijning of Brasschaat, Belgium and Jeanne Van De Heijning of Merksplas, Belgium, grandsons Nolan Barber, Luke Van De Heijning, and Tommy Van De Heijning, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday March 7, 2019 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 Wingston Cemetery in Rudolph, Ohio. Visitation will be held Thursday from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Wood County 4-H. To share an online condolence with the Van De Heijning family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.