Cleo Geuzendam, 85

… passed away at 3:20 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.

 

Cleo Geuzendam, 85, of Bowling Green, passed away at 3:20 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.  He was born on April 21, 1935, to the late John and Helen (Bittner) Geuzendam.  He married Shirley Mae Weiker on February 15, 1958, and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2021.  

Cleo is survived by his son, Johnny (Lynne) Geuzendam of McHenry, IL; and his beloved granddaughter, Kalynn Geuzendam of McHenry, IL.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Charlene Darland.  

Cleo was retired from Commonwealth Edison.  He enjoyed golfing and riding motorcycles, but his greatest love was his family especially his granddaughter.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Harvey D. Walter, 78

Passed away at 11:25 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his residence.

Harvey D. Walter, 78, of North Baltimore, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his residence.  He was born on March 28, 1943, in North Baltimore, to the late Harvey and Leora (Thompson) Walter.  He married Janet Emmons in 1963, and they were divorced.  He later married Lou Ann Davis on June 14, 1986, and she survives.  

Harvey D. Walter,78


Harvey is also survived by his daughters: Patricia L. (Larry) Stevenson, Pamela L. (Michael) Oman, Tammy S. (Michael) Brewster and Dawn M. (Michael) Cupp; granddaughters: Kala R. (Jeff) Reigle, Jessica L. (Tony) Stacy, Danielle R. (Josh) Oman, Devin V.S. Walter and Caitlin M. (Ted) Oman; brother-in-law, Richard Hamlin; sisters-in-law: Caroline Walter, Marcia Strausbaugh and Marie Kadow; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his loving foster parents, Hollis and Cora Russell; siblings: Margaret Hopple, Phil Walter, Gloria Geckle, Dave Walter and Sharon Hamlin.  

Harvey retired from Meijer in Findlay, where he loved greeting people.  He was a farmer and had a love of the land, spending many years farming in the Bloomdale area.  He had also worked at Wall Street Security and Norbalt Rubber.  Harvey was an avid Ohio State Buckeye, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan.  He loved traveling and had visited numerous places with Hawaii and the Great Smoky Mountains being his favorite.

Harvey’s dream was fulfilled by being at home through his journey with his family and with the help of hospice.  

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Chaplain Kathy Archer officiating.  Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.  

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service on Tuesday.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Dearl W. Jordan, Sr., 68, NB

… passed away at 10:35 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his residence. 

 

Dearl W. Jordan, Sr., 68, of North Baltimore, passed away at 10:35 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his residence. 

He was born on May 3, 1952, in Defiance to the late Clark and Lou (Adams) Jordan.  He married Nola Barringer on June 19, 1971, and she survives.  

Dearl is also survived by his daughters: Kristy (James) Mead of AL, Larina (Scot) Bridenstine of North Baltimore, and Lisa (Nicholas) Hill of Columbus, GA; brothers: Bobby Jordan of Continental, Cecil “Rocky” Jordan of Hamler, and Billy Joe Jordan of Ottawa; sisters: Donna Paxton of Deshler, Phyllis Stevens of Ottawa and Barbara Taylor of Ottawa; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son Dearl “Duke” Jordan; a brother, Wendall Jordan.  

Dearl retired after 22 1/2 years in the Army, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He loved his dogs dearly.  

All services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, 515 N. Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Mary A. Abke, 75, of McComb

… passed away at 1:31 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her daughter’s residence. 

 

Mary A. Abke, 75, of McComb, passed away at 1:31 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her daughter’s residence. 

She was born on September 1, 1945, in Rosenberg, TX to the late Basicilo and Julia (Medina) Torres. 

She married Felix Cortez and they were divorced.  She later married Wilbert Abke and he preceded her in death.  

Mary is survived by her daughter, Julianna (Tom) Thompson of McComb; brothers: Dan (Jane) Torres of McCallen, TX and John Torres of Whitney, TX; grandchildren: Crystal Thompson of Napoleon, Brendon (Brittany) Thompson of McComb and Jacob (Morgan) Thompson of Findlay; great-grandchildren: Darian, Blake, Isaac, Laila, Braylee, Bo, Carson, Waylon, Rory, Kellen and Jake.  

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Torres.    

Mary was retired from R.C.A. in Findlay.  

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 3 hours (1:00-4:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Father Art Niewiadomski officiating.   Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore at a later date.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Lawrence E. “Larry” Nungester, 86

… passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021, at St. Vincent Southside Hospice in Florida.

 

Lawrence E. “Larry” Nungester, 86, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021, at St. Vincent Southside Hospice in Florida. He was born in Van Buren, Ohio, on June 4, 1934, to the late Orville and Tillie (Van Scoder) Nungester. Lawrence married Fern Weiker in 1954 and they divorced. On May 28, 1976, he married Virginia (Noblit) Saunders in Findlay and she preceded him in death.

Larry retired in 1992 after 37 years of service with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. He was a member of Field and Stream Bow and Arrow Club, National Rifle Association and the Cooper Old Timers Club. Larry was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Larry is survived by his daughter, Diana Aubin (Meredith) of Plattsburg, NY; and four sons, Doug Nungester of Gibsonburg, OH, Dan (Kim) Nungester of Jacksonville, FL, Jerry (Sheila) Nungester of Lufkin, TX, Jeffrey (Carol) Nungester of Wayne, OH; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Judy Oswald. Larry was preceded in death by sisters, Ada Bowman, Doris Eckman, Esther Bloomfield, and Shirley Wittenmyer; and brother, Ivan Nungester.

Friends and family may visit from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Trinity Baptist Church, 7839 County Road 236, Findlay, Ohio 45840. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. following visitation with Pastor Ben Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to Trinity Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.huffordfh.com

Lyle Leonard Bomer, 85

Passed away on March 22, 2021….

Lyle Leonard Bomer, 85, of Rudolph, Ohio passed away on March 22, 2021. He was born on January 10, 1936 to the late Glenard and Marion (Smith). He married Marilyn (Laney) Bomer on September 10, 1955 at Mount Herman United Methodist Church and spent sixty-two years together before her passing in 2017.

Lyle is survived by three children: Lori (Bill) Widman of Bowling Green, Ohio; Brent (Kathy) Bomer of Grand Rapids, Ohio; and Brian (Ruth) Bomer of Napoleon, Ohio. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Lyle is proceeded in death by parents; wife Marilyn; two brothers: Loyal and Dwight Bomer, and his sister Virginia Van Cleave.

Lyle graduated from North Baltimore High School in 1955. He was on the varsity football team that went 9-0 in 1954.  He worked as an electrician at Libby Owens Ford for thirty-six years before retiring. After retirement he really enjoyed his coffee club at “Timmys” every morning.  He was very active and earned a number of awards as a volunteer with the Boy Scout of America. A few of his awards include: The District Award of Merit for Wood District; The Silver Beaver Award; and The George Meany Award.  He led scouts on 5 trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  He also led scouts on canoe trips to the Tinnerman Canoe Base in Ontario, Canada and Northern Tier Canoe Base in Minnesota. Lyle also served on support staff at a number national jamborees.

Lyle was a member of Rudolph Christian Church where he served as an elder and trustee.

In his community he served as Liberty Township Trustee for 8 years.  Lyle also served on the Board of the Township Civic Center and their annual food operation at the Wood County Fair.

The family would like to thank Brookdale Senior Living and ProMedica/Heartland Hospice and for their excellent care of Lyle.

Memorial Contribution in Lyle’s honor may be gifted to the Erie Shores Council Camp Scholarship Fund or Rudolph Christian Church. 

Visitation for Lyle will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Friday, March 26, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of his funeral service at 11:00 am at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, 1460 W. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio.  Interment will immediately follow at Wingston Cemetery. Those planning to attend the services for Lyle are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Online condolences as well as a fond memory may be shared with Lyle’s family by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com

Audrey Bankey, 86

Passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021….

Audrey Bankey, 86, of Cygnet, passed away at 2:03 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. She was born on July 22, 1934, in Wyco, WV to the late Denver and Grace (Worley) Mullins. She married Marion “Red” Bankey on December 20, 1952, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2012.


Audrey is survived by her sons: Gary (Holly) Bankey of Perry, FL, William (Patti) Bankey of Deshler and Donald (Candy) Bankey of North Baltimore; daughters: Cheryl Gonyer of Cygnet and Mary Ellen Chapman of Sioux Falls, SD; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Carl and Marshall Mullins; sister, Joyce Hickock; and a grandchild.

Audrey retired from the North Baltimore Schools, where she was a Teacher’s Aid. She was a member of the Bairdstown United Methodist Church, North Baltimore American Legion Auxiliary Post 539, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Pioneer Club.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Duane Weaver officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 and/or Bairdstown United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Ramona “Kay” Wagner, 79, of BG

… passed away at 1:25 a.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. 

Ramona “Kay” Wagner, 79, of BG

Ramona “Kay” Wagner, 79, of Bowling Green, passed away at 1:25 a.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.  She was born on February 26, 1942, in Bowling Green to the late Raymond and Audie (Conley) Carr.  She married Guy Trimble and they were divorced.  She later married Tom Wagner and he preceded her in death. 

Kay is survived by her son, Scott (Yolanda) Trimble of Deshler;  brother, Phil Carr of FL; sisters: Kathy Wilkus of FL, Linda (George) Taylor of Bowling Green, Bonnie Lashaway of Bowling Green, Elaine (Sam) Loera of WY and Jeanette (Dave) Larsen of WY; son-in-law, Bill DeVaul of North Baltimore; sister-in-law, Nancy Carr of Alabama; grandchildren: Nicole (Mike) Nichols, Corrie Reyes, and Jacob Patton; great-grandchildren: Eli Reyes, Cayleb Reyes, Isabel Reyes, Cole Nichols, Chase (Kendra) Nichols and Alex (Traci) Nichols; great-great-grandchildren: Aidin Daniel, Raylee and Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sons: Guy Trimble, Jr., Jim Trimble and Darryl Trimble; a daughter, Kathy DeVaul; brother, Art Carr; grandson, Danny Patton, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Mackayla Nichols.

Kay was a former Truck Driver.  She had an adventurous spirit, and always had a smile on her face.  She enjoyed going out to dinner, being outdoors, sitting around a bonfire with friends, traveling, riding motorcycles, and most of all spending time with her family.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2021, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) prior to the service.  Burial will be in Jerry City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, 515 N. Main Street, N. Baltimore, OH 45872.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Doak A. Wright, 60

Passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021….

Doak A. Wright, age 60 of Naples, FL and formerly of North Baltimore, OH passed away on Wednesday (March 10th, 2021) at the Naples Baker NCH under the care of Avow Hospice.  At his bedside were his son and mother.

Born December 1st, 1960, in Bowling Green, OH he was the son of the late Stan Wright and Janet Donaldson. 

Doak attended North Baltimore High School where he excelled on his school’s golf team.  Following his graduation in 1979, he was inducted into the North Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame.  Doak continued his education at the University of Toledo, where he graduated in 1983 and participated on the UT Golf Team.  

His love of golf continued into much of his professional career.  In both Ohio and Florida, he worked on the golf course serving various roles from Pro Shop attendant to Head Golf Professional.  

Doak loved to spend time with his son.  They enjoyed fishing together and Doak could frequently be found cheering on his son at various sporting events.   He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed studying and collecting coins.   

He is survived by his mother, Janet Donaldson, Naples; son, Ian Wright, Texas; and brother, Dennis Wright.  He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Dan Donaldson.  

A private farewell was held by the immediate family.  No other services are scheduled.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the 6th Floor Cardiac Unit at Baker NCH Hospital for all their care and support through these unprecedented times.  They also wish to thank Avow Hospice of Naples for their thoughtful care.

Pamela Sue Patterson, 44, NB

… passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at her residence. 

Pamela Sue Patterson, 44 of North Baltimore, passed away on Thursday,
February 25, 2021, at her residence.  She was born on December 14, 1976,
in Bowling Green to Robert A., Jr. and Linda C. (McMahan) Patterson. 



Pamela is survived by her parents, Robert A., Jr. and Linda Patterson of
North Baltimore; her daughter, Avery Deann Mettler of North Baltimore;
brother, William Patterson of North Baltimore; nieces: McKenzie Nicole
Perez, Alivia Marie Patterson and Madison Lynn Patterson, all of North
Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Robert A., Sr. and
Margarett A. Patterson; maternal grandparents: William H. and Edeth Marie
McMahan. 


Pamela was a 1995, graduate of North Baltimore High School, where she
played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track.  She was a stay at
home mother and helped take care of her parents, by cooking meals and
running errands. 

Pam loved spending time with her daughter, mother and
nieces.  She enjoyed reading books and listening to music.  Interior
decorating was a favorite of Pam’s and she was always decorating her
parents home.  She would help her dad with yard work, and going to garage
sales with her best friend her mother, where they always came home with
purchases for everyone.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held  2 hours (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home.  Online
condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.   

 


Esther E. Rickard, 79

1941-2021….

Esther E. Rickard, 79, of North Baltimore, passed away at 4:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.


She was born on July 14, 1941, in Toledo, to the late Harry R. and Esther I. (Bear) Holden. She married Gary L. Rickard on July 13, 1968, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2000. Esther is survived by her daughter, Mary (Jeff) Jackson of Rudolph; grandchildren: Amy, Lisa, Gary, John “HAKU”, and Heather; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Rickard; brother, Russell Holden; sister, Rosalie Whitt; and a grandson, Johnathon Rickard.

Esther was a homemaker. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Matt Barton officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

The family request that friends and guests please wear face coverings and practice social distancing and follow COVID 19 protocol.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Updated – Freda Nungester, 96

Passed away at 9:45 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021….

 

Freda Nungester, 96, of North Baltimore, passed away at 9:45 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.

She was born on July 2, 1924, in Wood County to the late Alfred L. and Martha E. (Jones) McCartney. She married George L. Nungester on June 1, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1990.

Freda is survived by her daughters: Mary Ann Clark of North Baltimore and Georgia Nungester of Findlay; brothers: Jackie “Butch” McCartney of Tiffin and Robert (Letha) McCartney of North Baltimore; sisters: Norma McCartney of Van Buren, Patty Creeger of Van Buren, and Shirley Hagemyer of Continental, OH; grandchildren: Darrel Clark, Charles Clark and Lori Nungester; great-grandchildren: Levi (Tia) Clark, Victoria (Zack) Zeis and Hadin Clark; great-great-grandchildren: Kharissma, Caden and Colton.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Guy and Junior McCartney; sisters: Thelma Campbell, Laura Jackson and Donna Billock; and her granddaughter, Donna Clark. Freda retired as the manager of the Limbo Caf�, North Baltimore. She was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 Auxiliary.

Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2021, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2021 in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

A celebration of Freda’s life will be held in July of this year. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.