Obituaries

Paul Hess

Paul Hess, 101, entered God’s presence on April 3, 2019. He was born in Wauseon, the son of Philipp and Elizabeth Hess. Paul was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Air Force as a gunnery instructor. For over 30 years, he owned and operated Hess Shoe Store in Archbold. Paul’s wife of 64 years, Phyllis Hess, preceded him in […]

Mary Jo Britt

Mary Jo Britt, age 67, passed away April 14, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, after battling health issues for many years. She was born in Napoleon on March 4, 1952, to James and Ruth (Ammon) Kruse. Mary Jo graduated from Pettisville High School in 1970. After graduation, she followed her adventurous spirit and lived in Michigan, Arkansas, back to […]

Sonya Reyes

Sonya Reyes, age 63, of Archbold, passed away at 5:08 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in her home. Mrs. Reyes was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping, posting on Facebook and helping others. She attended the First Spanish Church of God in Toledo. Sonya was born on Sept. 24, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Eliasar and Dominga […]

Roger D. Schantz

Roger D. Schantz, 82, passed away from this life on March 6, 2019, in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Roger was born in Fulton County on July 8, 1936, to Milton and Alta Rupp Schantz. A devoted and loved father and grandfather, Roger is survived by his children, Rochelle (Christopher) Hoff, R. Matthew (Terri) Schantz, John (Jodi) Schantz; eight grandchildren and four […]

Lowell L. Miller

Lowell L. Miller, 88, of Fayette, died Friday afternoon, April 12, 2019, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on July 23, 1930, in Archbold, to Willard G. and Margaret A. (Grime) Miller. He married Patricia J. Cunningham on Feb. 17, 1984 in Archbold, and she survives. Lowell graduated from Archbold High School in 1948. In addition […]

Robert J. “Bob” Sauder

Robert J. “Bob” Sauder, 74 years, of Pioneer, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Montpelier. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Wauseon, the son of the late Roy E. and Selma F. (Gautsche) Sauder. He was a 1963 graduate of Pettisville High School. Bob was a lifelong learner, continuing his education at Hesston […]

Sharon Rose Fry Ward

(1959-2019)

Sharon Rose (Fry) Ward, age 60, of Cordova, Tenn., entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 5:17 p.m. after a heroic battle with cancer. Sharon was born to Quentin T. and Thelma S. (Stamm) Fry on Jan. 15, 1959, in Montpelier. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1977 and then received her bachelor’s […]

Pauline Mae Zimmerman

Pauline Mae Zimmerman, age 90, passed away at Fulton Manor on Saturday, April 13, 2019, with her loving family by her bedside. Pauline was born on June 14, 1928, in Stryker, the daughter of Emile and Myrtie (Planson) Haye. She met her husband, Myrl R. Zimmerman, in Bryan, and they were married on Jan. 7, 1951. He preceded her in […]

Mary Jo Britt

Mary Jo Britt, age 67, passed away April 14, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, after battling health issues for many years. She was born in Napoleon on March 4, 1952, to James and Ruth (Ammon) Kruse. Mary Jo graduated from Pettisville High School in 1970. After graduation, she followed her adventurous spirit and lived in Michigan, Arkansas, back to […]

Robert J. “Bob” Sauder

Robert J. “Bob” Sauder, 74 years, of Pioneer, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Montpelier. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Wauseon, the son of the late Roy E. and Selma F. (Gautsche) Sauder. He was a 1963 graduate of Pettisville High School. Bob was a lifelong learner, continuing his education at Hesston […]


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