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Solmaz Sedghi Elherd service

The University mourns the loss of Solmaz Sedghi Elherd, 39, a second-year graduate student in the Master of Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE) program, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, at the University of Michigan Hospital. She had been ill since July. A campus memorial service is being planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Her family will hold her funeral in her home country of Iran. If you would like to express your condolences to Solmaz’s family, please send them to sympathy@bgsu.edu and they will be delivered.

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David W Chilson

David Warner Chilson, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born in Schenectady, New York on November 8, 1947 to William Wallace Chilson and Marian Christine (Roller) Chilson. He grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) and graduated from Brush High School in 1965. He graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree, and from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1971 with a master’s degree, and in 1978 with a doctoral degree. He also attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1971-1974, he served on active duty in the United States Navy at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island; at Naval Command Systems Support Activity in Washington D.C.; at Commandant 14th Naval District in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and at Fleet Operations Control Center Pacific Fleet in Kunia, Hawaii. He served another 22 years in the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, and retired in 1996 with the rank of Captain. He was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University from 1978 until he retired in 2009. Survivors include three sisters Christine Chilson Berardinis of Hinckley, Ohio, Helen Chilson Lenz of Racine, Wisconsin and Carolyn Chilson Palmquist of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dave was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and of the Bowling Green Noon Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed being a guardian for Honor Flights and spending time with the veterans. A private graveside service will take place on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton, Massachusetts. A memorial service…


Allen V Limes

Allen V. Limes, 74, a lifelong Wood County farmer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Allen was born on October 18, 1942 in Plymouth, Michigan to Howard V. and Virginia (Osterhout) Limes.  He married Barbara Jean (Mourdock) on April 7, 1962, she survives. Together they raised three children, Rod (Laurie), Keith (Tracy), Jennifer (Matt) Kregel, all whom reside in rural Bowling Green. Most often he could be heard sharing the many proud moments of his nine grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Stickel, Molly (Tyler) Getz, Megan (Cole) Fitzwater, Emily (Seth) Miller, Jamie (Nic) Holley, Allen Christopher (Kailey), Madison, Ellie and Rylie Kregel. In addition are six great grandchildren, Carter, Claire, Chance, Ainsley, Gia and Reed, all of whom he adored and loved. He is survived by his five siblings, Rollie (Sharon), Jerry (Cheryl), Sharon (Bill) Newlove, Galen (Nancy), Sandy (Ron) Neiderhouse, brother in law, Larry (Carole) Mourdock, and the late Cheryl (Jerry) Foltz. Allen attended Haskins School for 10 years and was a graduate of Otsego High School’s class of 1960. While attending school, he was active in sports, and was the first president of the Otsego FFA Chapter. He was an active member of the Bowling Green Alliance Church where he served as trustee, treasurer, and board member. As a Fair Board Director, representing Middleton Township, he served the Wood County Agricultural Society for 38 years. Additional community involvement included service on the Wood Water, Soil and Conservation District board of directors, and he spent 45 years as the basketball score keeper and was a fixture at most Otsego events. Throughout his life, he…


Robin Vannett

Robin Vannett, 75, of Bowling Green, passed away on July 20, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center.  She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on July 9, 1942. Robin married Robert Vannett on August 23, 1981 and he survives. Also surviving is a son, Casey Nelson in West Virginia and three granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her son, Kip Nelson. Robin retired in 2002 as a business supervisor for Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She enjoyed playing golf and her and Bob were former members of Bowling Green Country Club. There will be no public visitation or service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wood County Humane Society. Dunn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Jayne McKenzie

Jayne McKenzie of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully at home at 11:08 a.m. on July 17, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones joining her oldest son, Dan. She was born on November 19, 1932 in Oklahoma City, OK. to Grace and J.B. White. Jayne is survived by her husband of 68 years, Roger W. McKenzie, her younger sister, Virginia Strayer, daughters, Gayle and Virginia, sons, Mark and Roger, seven grandsons, one granddaughter and three great-granddaughters. Jayne shared her talents as an interior designer at “Jayne’s Attic” in California during the 70’s and 80’s. Throughout her life, she’s shared her expertise and many talents with friends and family. Jayne was a positive force throughout her husband Roger’s Air Force career. For twenty years she helped coordinate social activities at the officer’s club for families while their husbands were away. She was also active as a leader in Boy and Girl Scouts, 4-H, Little League and always a terrific room mother! She kept Wood County Hospital’s cardiac rehab busy for twelve years! As many know her,” Gogo’s” Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017  11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. Visitation will begin Tuesday Morning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be gifted to Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc., 545 Pearl St. B.G.O. 43402 Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Donna Tatkowski

Donna R. Tatkowski, 90, died at her home outside of Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born October 20, 1926 to the late Howard and Nettie (Parcher) Rentz. She graduated from Hamler High School where she met her first husband Donald E. Punches. They were married in 1949 and had nine children. He died in 1964 from an auto accident. Donna is survived by her four daughters: Connie Punches, Deshler; Karen (Larry) Panning, McClure; Nancy Martin, Bowling Green; Colleen Johnston, Hamilton, Indiana; and her five sons: Rob (Donna) Punches, Bowling Green; Dan (Marilyn) Punches, Toledo; Bill (Brenda) Punches, Bowling Green; John Punches, McClure; and Tracy (Cassie) Punches, Grand Rapids, Ohio. She has 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Harmon, Paul, Heb, Harold, Burl, Owen, and sisters Ethel, Mary, Betty, Helen, and Thelma. Donna was married on July 20, 1974 for 43 years to her loving husband Daniel Tatkowski who survives in rural Bowling Green, Ohio. They enjoyed traveling, gardening, and eating out. She was a member of Hamler American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Wright-Hanneman Funeral Home, 24084 W. Second Street, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522. Tele: 419-832-2511. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Donna’s honor to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for Donna’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.


Kathleen Coffman

Kathleen Delores Coffman, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Living Community after an 11-year long and graceful struggle with dementia. Kathleen was born on September 21, 1926 in Defiance, Ohio the daughter of Fred and Rose Mack. She married her loving husband Malcolm on July 10, 1948 and he predeceased her in 2009. Kathleen was a 1944 graduate of Defiance High School and a 1947 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. Part of her career as a registered nurse included 26 years taking care of college students at the Bowling Green State University Student Health Center. Kathleen will be remembered as one who spontaneously offered her assistance to take care of the needs of others. She never shied away from helping those less fortunate whether it was volunteering at St.Louis Soup Kitchen or visiting and aiding family and friends with health or personal issues. Many experienced the warmth of her hand embrace that instantaneously left one feeling welcomed, appreciated or comforted. She was always a humble advocate for all and truly displayed her Christian faith in her compassion and kindness. Kathleen was also the consummate hostess and loved every minute of it. Many will remember gatherings, especially 4th of July celebrations, at the Coffman family pool. It was important for her to always make sure that guests felt comfortable and welcome in her home. She was always more concerned about others than herself, but she would not have had it any other way. Her kindness and caring was her calling and her way of life. She is lovingly…