Calvin Edward "Ed" Franks, 74, Bryan, died March 13, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Janet; a son, Joel (Denise) Franks, Luxemburg, Wis.; a daughter, Joy (Randy) Beck, Pettisville; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Corbin, Arlington, and Alta Franks, Montpelier. Interment was in the Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer.
Darrel E. "Gene" Hoffman, 84, Archbold, died March 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Craig (Sue) Hoffman, Napoleon; a stepson, Larry Rapp, Archbold; two stepdaughters, Marjorie (Arlen) Free and Shirlee (Lyle) Bates, Wauseon; one grandson; and one brother, Larry (Donna) Hoffman. Graveside services are today, Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Shiffl er Cemetery, Pulaski. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lewis "Jack" Huffman, 84, Stryker, died March 14, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Vicky; a daughter, Betty (Lee) Sauder, Archbold; a son, Dale (Sandy) Huffman, Bryan; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth (Jay) Beck, Archbold. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, at the Evansport United Methodist Church. Interment follows in the Evansport Cemetery, with military honors by the Stryker American Legion Post 60. Visitation is at the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, Friday, 12-8 p.m. Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, is in charge of the arrangements.
The city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was established by French soldiers in 1719. Its name means red stick.