Obituary

Anna Jane Aring

Anna Jane Aring, 84 years of age, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Bowling Green, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born on August 3, 1933 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Charles I. and Mildred Fern (Kroeger) Klawitter.  She married Arthur Eugene “Skip” Aring and he survives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Anna was a 1951 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.  After graduation she worked as a payroll clerk at the former Yerges Manufacturing Company until 1953.  In June of 1953 she married the love of her life Arthur Eugene “Skip” Aring as newlyweds they traveled to Manheim Germany to live during the time that Skip served in the United States Army 510th Tank Battalion.   After her husband served his time in the US Army, they returned home.  Anna worked as a secretary at many offices for Wood County Government, she retired in 1995 from Mid-American Information Services, Inc. (MAISI). Anna was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and a member of the Bowling Green VFW Ladies Auxiliary #1148.  Anna loved spending time with her family, as they were her true pride and joy. Along with her husband Skip, Anna is survived by three daughters: Susan J. Loser, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Lynda J. (Brian) Smith, of Mary Ester, Florida; Tamyra J. (Terry) Rizor, of Leesburg, Virginia; two grandchildren: Adam and Melissa Rizor along with a host of loving nieces, nephews and dear friends in Fort Myers, Florida.   Along with her parents, Anna was preceded in…

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Alva L Bhaer

Alva L. Bhaer, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, 77 years of age, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio surrounded by his loving family. Alva was born on March 6, 1940 in North Baltimore, Ohio to the late Alva C. and Sara L. (Dewyer) Bhaer.  He married the love of his life Rebecca (White) Bhaer on June 25, 1966 in the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, Mt. Orab, Ohio and she survives him after 51 years of marriage in Bowling Green, Ohio. Alva was a 1958 graduate of North Baltimore High School. After high school Alva served his country proudly in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, Alva enrolled in the Hobart Welding school where he graduated and later received his certification in welding pressurized vessels.  Alva worked for numerous years as a welder for Henry Filters and later retired from Glasstech in Perrysburg, Ohio where he worked in the Research and Development Department.  He was a former member of the Village View of Christ in Bowling Green. Alva was a member of the Bowling Green Rifle Club for numerous years as well as a member of the Friends of the Wood County Public Library and the Wood County Committee on Aging.  He was also a Life Member of the Wood County Historical Museum and the Wood County Park District, but first and foremost, he was a devoted husband and his beloved wife’s #1 advocate supporting her during her political career which included eating at many…


Lori L Brim

Lori L. Brim, 51, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday November 21, 2017. She was born August 13, 1966 in Convoy, Ohio to Alan and Nancy (Kriescher) Etzler. She married Michael Brim on April 28, 1990 and he survives in Bowling Green. Lori worked for Lucas County Children’s Services. She enjoyed shopping and watching The Ellen Show. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and her beloved dogs Sophie and Axel. Along with her husband of 27 years, Mike, Lori is survived by her son Mychal Brim of Bowling Green, mother Nancy Etzler of Bowling Green, brother Bradley Etzler of Bowling Green, nephew Shane (Clare) Brim of Bowling Green, great-nieces Isabella Brim and Katie Brim and great-nephew Logan Brim. Visitation will be held on Friday November 24, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. A graveside service will be held on Saturday November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Wood County Humane Society. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Glenna Jeanne (Dewese/Wilhelm) Philo

Glenna Jeanne (Dewese/Wilhelm) Philo, 90, of Custar, Ohio passed away Sunday November 19, 2017. We just called her Mom, but Glenna was many things to many people. An active member of the St. Louis Church, her faith was the center of her life. She enjoyed singing in the choir-rarely missing a Sunday service and always a willing volunteer when there was a fundraiser to staff. Even as she lost some of her memory, she was still ready to go to church when Sunday rolled around. Graduating from BGSU with a degree in Pre-Med., Glenna became a faithful, loving wife before graduation. She dedicated her-self to Charles Wilhelm for 32 years, and after he passed, to Paul David Philo 20 years. There could not have been two happier unions- where she used her education raising an amazing family. A loving Aunt, Mother, and Grandma, all of her nieces and nephew, children and grandchildren were special to her! Children, stepchildren, grands, great-grands, step-grands, step-great-grands, adopted great-grands- she loved visiting with them all! Our Mom was a seamstress, learning the craft from her grandmother. She sewed many hours away, creating clothing for herself and for her family. She was also an expert knee-patchier, because that is where the boy’s jeans wore out. Most importantly, to us, Glenna was a role model, teacher, defender and provider. But we just called her Mom. She will be missed. Mom was always the support system for the family farming operations. She would make sure the men were fed, move the equipment as needed, and do whatever else was…


George ‘Bill’ W Davisson

George William “Bill” Davisson, aka “Wild Bill”, 80, of Haskins, OH, died November 19, 2017 at his home. He was born March 9, 1937 in Perrysburg, OH to Wilbur & Esther (Twining) Davisson. Bill was a member of Haskins Community Church. He worked for 26 years as a Wood County Deputy Sheriff, retiring March 31, 1999. He worked in the past for the Haskins Police Dept., Ottawa Co. Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and Lake Twp. Police Dept. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-62. Bill was a Harley Davidson enthusiast! His memberships include National HOG, Northwestern Ohio HOG Chapter, AMA Life member, ATVA, ABATE of Ohio, NRA, Buckeye State Sheriffs Association, American Legion Post #441 Tontogany, OH, US Deputy Sheriffs Assoc., Blue Knights Ohio X International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc., Masonic Lodge Grand Rapids, OH, Patriot Guard Riders of Ohio and Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Survivors include children, Dawn Parsons, Kimberly (Harold) Alcock and Douglas (Tracy) Davisson, grandchildren, Dustin, Christopher, Greg, Nicole, Krista and Jared, and great grandchildren, Landen, Jack and Ava. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Vaughan. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 3-8 p.m. Peinert Dunn Funeral Home, Tontogany, OH. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Union Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are encouraged to Haskins Community Church. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Mark S Kelly

Mark S. Kelly, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday November 20, 2017. Mark S. Kelly, Director of Bands Emeritus served Bowling Green (Ohio) State University as Director of Bands from 1966 to 1994. Following service in the navy in the Pacific during WWII he attended the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to BGSU, Mr. Kelly taught for fifteen years in the Iowa communities of Clarinda and Centerville and one year at the University of Iowa as a Graduate Assistant Director of Bands. His services as a conductor/clinician were widely sought and the BGSU Symphonic Band, under his direction, appeared regularly on state, regional and national conference stages. He kept track and looked forward to following the lives and careers of the students. He held membership in many professional music organizations and served as President of both the American Bandmasters Association and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Upon his retirement, the BGSU Board of Trustees, by way of student nomination, voted to name the instrumental rehearsal room, the Mark S. Kelly Instrumental Rehearsal Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank L. Kelly and Lulu E. Graham Kelly and his wife, Helen Kelly. He is survived by daughters Karen Kelly (Van Wert), Martha (Bruce) Jewell, Bowling Green and Barb (Allen) Hayden, Bowling Green. Grand children are Andrew Jewell, Alex Jewell, Stephen Hayden and Kelly Hayden. A memorial service will be held next summer. Dunn Funeral Home, 408 West Wooster St. in Bowling Green is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions…


Patricia O Swope

Patricia O. Swope, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. She was born March 17, 1926 in Ada, Ohio to Carlos Dale and Opal Anetta (McPharon) Church. She married Merlin Leroy Swope on September 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1999. Patricia was a 4-H advisor for many years. She was a member of the Questettes and enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, gardening and bird watching. She loved to cook and was always taking care of everyone else. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters Julie Swope Friess (Harold) of North Baltimore, Ohio and Phyllis Swope James of Bowling Green, Ohio, granddaughters Laura Friess Westgate (Jason) of Cygnet, Ohio and Penelope Friess Bienek (Scott) of Cygnet, Ohio, great-grandchildren Alyssa Phillips Bell (Kaelan), Hannah Friess, Lilly Westgate, Madison Westgate and Hunter Westgate. She was preceded in death by her husband Merlin, four siblings and son-in-law Robert James. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held on Monday November 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery in North Baltimore, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the North Baltimore Library. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.