Margaret King, 82, NB

Margaret M. King, 82,NB passed away at 7:15 p.m., Sat. Jan. 5, 2019, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay. 

Margaret M. King, 82, of North Baltimore, passed away at 7:15 p.m., 
Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.  She was born on August 16, 1936, in Fayette County, PA to the late Beacher and Nancy E. (Barkley) Cramer.  

Margaret is survived by her sons: James A. King of North Baltimore and Wade “Tony” King of Bairdstown; her grandchildren: Susan and Kye Phillips, Ryan and Laura King, and Lindsey Wildman; her great-granddaughters: Aurora and Jerrylynn.  

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela D. Phillips; her son, Ed
Cramer; and 11 brothers and sisters.  

All services for Margaret will be private.   Arrangements are entrusted to
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.   

David P. Harmon, 74

Passed away on January 1, 2019…


David Paul Harmon, 74, of North Baltimore passed away on January 1, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on March 5, 1944 to the late Virgil and Mary (Krouse) Harmon. On February 24, 1968, he married Sharon Lee Bauman and she survives.

Also surviving is a son, Faron Thomas Harmon. He was also preceded in
death by a brother, Virgil Harold Harmon; and two sisters: Mary Ellen
Harwell and Helen Harmon.

He served his country from 1965-1967 in the US Army during the Vietnam
War. He worked at Atlas Crankshaft and the IGA. David was a member of the
American Legion Post #539, Portage Holiness Camp, and Praise Chapel
Pentecostal Church.

Anna B. Crouse, 85

Passed away on December 31, 2018….

Anna B. Crouse, 85, of North Baltimore passed away on December 31, 2018. She was born on October 5, 1933 to the late Kenneth and Myrtle (Hillard) Spillman. She first married Norman Apple; they divorced and he preceded her in death. She then married Ron Douglas Crouse, Sr. on February 11, 1989 and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2014.


She is survived by three children: Kenneth (Jennifer Morris) Apple of
Findlay, Kip Apple of North Baltimore, and Kimela Ann Apple of North
Baltimore; two step-sons: Ronald (Pam) Crouse, Jr., and Greg Crouse, both
of IN; 18 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and
9 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Cynthia Sue Johnson; her
step-father, Harry S. LeGore; and a sister, Barbara, also preceded her in
death.

Anna worked for BGSU as the food service manager for over 13 years. She
was a member of the Eagles, N.B. American Legion Auxiliary, 4-H, Cub
Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Brownies. She ran a plaster craft shop in North
Baltimore and taught painting.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2018 at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Deanna Lamb officiating. Burial will
follow in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Twp. Visitation will be held from
2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can
be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice and online condolences can
be sent to the family via smithcrates.com.

Updated: Everett D. Thomas, 83

Everett D. Thomas, 83, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:13am, on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo.

Everett D. Thomas, 83, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:13am, on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo. He was born on February 5, 1935 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Ralph D. and Frances H. (Bish) Thomas. He married Shirley McCartney on September 8, 1956 and she survives. 

Also surviving are his children: Don (Tami) Thomas of North Baltimore,
Debra (Mike) McEwen of Findlay, and Robert A. Thomas of North Baltimore; 7 granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren; his brothers: Robert (Pat) Thomas of Cummings, Georgia, and Edward (Carolyn) Thomas of Findlay; and his sister, Marilyn (Delbert) Snyder of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by siblings: Harold A. Thomas, William B. Thomas, Carolyn Vanderhoff, and Frances Emberling.

Everett served as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1952-1955. He
was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion and a life member of the Amvets. He retired after 31 years as the county road superintendent at the Wood County Engineers Office. He enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard, darts, and golfing. He had coached baseball for many years. He enjoyed
woodworking. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at
the SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in North Baltimore, where funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday. Pastor Duane Weaver will officiate.

Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery with full military honors
conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in North Baltimore. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

2018 NFF In Memoriam

The National Football Foundation remembers those who paved the way in college football.


 
The National Football Foundation remembers those who paved the way in college football.
IRVING, Texas (Dec. 26, 2018) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame remembered today those who passed away in 2018 and played a role in improving the game of college football for future generations.
“It is always important at this time of year to reflect on those who have left us,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Part of the mission of the National Football Foundation is to shine a light on the good in the game and to preserve its history. We lost some great ones in 2018, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and universities. We will work hard to ensure that their contributions are not forgotten.
“I would be remiss if I did not pay special tribute to former NFF Chairman Ron Johnson, as well as NFF Board Members Jeff­ CooneyEdward McGinley III and Mike Slive, who all passed away this year. They all left the NFF and the world a better place, and they will truly be missed.”
Click here to view this year’s “In Memoriam” video that ran during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner, which features all of those who passed between Dec. 5, 2017 and Dec. 4, 2018.
* Charles Arrobio
1965 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
University of Southern California
July 8, 1944 – March 18, 2018
* Pervis Atkins
2009 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
New Mexico State University
Nov. 24, 1935 – Dec. 22, 2017
* Hal Bedsole
2012 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Southern California
Dec. 21, 1941 – Dec. 22, 2017
Dick Bestwick
Head Football Coach
University of Virginia
Athletics Director
University of South Carolina
Aug. 18, 1930 – Jan. 4, 2018
Billy Brewer
Head Football Coach
Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi
Oct. 8, 1934 – May 12, 2018
* Earle Bruce
2002 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Head Football Coach
Tampa, Iowa State, Ohio State, Northern Iowa, Colorado State
March 8, 1931 – April 20, 2018
* George H.W. Bush
1991 NFF Gold Medal
41st President of the United States
Yale University
June 12, 1924 – Nov. 30, 2018
* Billy Cannon
2008 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Louisiana State University
Aug. 2, 1937 – May 20, 2018
Bruce Connal
College Football Television Producer
Ithaca College (NY)
c. 1956 – March 1, 2018
Jeff Cooney
NFF Board Member
Film Director and Producer
College of the Holy Cross
Oct. 25, 1957 – Feb. 12, 2018
* Carm Cozza
2002 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Head Football Coach, Athletics Director
Yale University
June 1, 1930 – Jan. 4, 2018
Jim Dickey
Head Football Coach
Kansas State University
March 22, 1934 – Feb. 18, 2018
* Nick Drahos
1981 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Cornell University
Dec. 6, 1918 – May 12, 2018
* Woody Durham
2011 NFF Chris Schenkel Award
Voice of the North Carolina Tar Heels
University of North Carolina
Aug. 8, 1941 – March 7, 2018
Dick Enberg
Sports Broadcaster
Central Michigan University
Jan. 9, 1935 – Dec. 21, 2017
* Bill Fralic
1998 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Pittsburgh
Oct. 31, 1962 – Dec. 13, 2018
* John Gagliardi
2006 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Head Football Coach
Carroll (MT), Saint John’s (MN)
Nov. 1, 1926 – Oct. 7, 2018
* Jim Houston
2005 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Ohio State University
Nov. 3, 1937 – Sept. 11, 2018
* Keith Jackson
1999 NFF Gold Medal
Sports Broadcaster
Washington State University
Oct. 18, 1928 – Jan. 12, 2018
* Ron Johnson
Former NFF Chairman
NFF Board Member
1992 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Michigan
Oct. 17, 1947 – Nov. 10, 2018
Billy Kinard
Head Football Coach
Mississippi, Gardner-Webb
Dec. 16, 1933 – June 30, 2018
* Chuck Klausing
1998 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Head Football Coach
Indiana (PA), Carnegie Mellon (PA)
April 19, 1925 – Feb. 15, 2018
Lee Leonard
Sports Broadcaster
April 3, 1929 – Dec. 16, 2018
Bill Mallory
Head Football Coach
Miami (OH), Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana
May 30, 1935 – May 25, 2018
* Greg Marx
1972 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
University of Notre Dame
July 18, 1950 – Oct. 5, 2018
* Tommy McDonald
1985 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Oklahoma
July 26, 1934 – Sept. 24, 2018
Edward F. McGinley III
NFF Board Member
Retired Goldman Sachs Vice President
Former Pennsylvania Football Player
Oct. 13, 1927 – Nov. 11, 2018
* Dick Modzelewski
1993 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Maryland
Feb. 16, 1931 – Oct. 19, 2018
C.M. Newton
Athletics Director
University of Kentucky
Feb. 2, 1930 – June 4, 2018
* Michael Payton
2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Marshall University
March 5, 1970 – Sept. 27, 2018
Burt Reynolds
Actor
Former Florida State Football Player
Feb. 11, 1936 – Sept. 6, 2018
* Gabe Rivera
2012 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Texas Tech University
April 7, 1961 – July 16, 2018
Darryl Rogers
Head Football Coach
Cal State-East Bay, Fresno State, San Jose State, Michigan State, Arizona State
Athletics Director
Southern Connecticut State University
May 28, 1935 – July 11, 2018
Rod Rust
Head Football Coach
University of North Texas
Aug. 2, 1928 – Oct. 23, 2018
* Clyde Scott
1971 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Arkansas
Aug. 29, 1924 – Jan. 30, 2018
Bob Seaman
Head Football Coach
Wichita State, Emporia State (KS)
March 28, 1932 – Aug. 13, 2018
Jim Skaines
Athletics Director
University of Texas at San Antonio
July 10, 1931 – Sept. 15, 2018
* Mike Slive
NFF Board Member
2015 NFF Legacy Award
Commissioner
Southeastern Conference, Conference USA, Great Midwest Conference
Athletics Director
Cornell University
July 26, 1940 – May 16, 2018
* Rowland “Red” Smith
1993 NFF Chapter Leadership Award
Sacramento Valley (CA) Chapter
c. 1923 – June 5, 2018
* Jim Stillwagon
1991 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Ohio State University
Feb. 11, 1949 – Feb. 3, 2018
* George Taliaferro
1981 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Indiana University
Jan. 8, 1927 – Oct. 8, 2018
Jim Tarman
Athletics Director
Penn State University
April 4, 1928 – Dec. 31, 2017
T. K. Wetherell
Florida State University President
Former Florida State Football Player
Dec. 22, 1945 – Dec. 16, 2018
Paul Zimmerman
Sports Writer
Columbia University
Oct. 23, 1932 – Nov. 1, 2018
“Asterisk denotes a College Football Hall of Fame inductee or NFF Award recipient” 
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include Football Matters®, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy®, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments – a proud partner of the Campbell Trophy®, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal, SportsManias, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at footballfoundation.org.
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Colleen P Sterling, 90

Died on Monday, December 24, 2018….

Colleen Phyllis Sterling, 90, of North Baltimore, entered into eternal peace on Monday, December 24, 2018, at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. She was born on July 12, 1928, in Findlay to the late Lorenz “Skip” and Mary E. (Bender) Spaeth.

She married Robert “Elmer” Sterling on October 21, 1951, and they later divorced. Colleen is survived by her sons: Kole “Kasey” (Mary) Sterling of Cygnet and John (Sally) Sterling of North Baltimore; her sister, Darlene (Denny) Toland of Cridersville, OH; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Spaeth; her sister, Carol Griffith; and her granddaughter, Tara Sterling.

Colleen was a 1946 graduate of Findlay High School. She retired from Norbalt Rubber company, and formerly had worked for Canning Company. She was a longtime member and secretary for St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. She was very active in the church and had taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Colleen was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and North Baltimore Tiger fan, but her greatest love was her family. She never missed her grandchildren’s athletic or academic events. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2018, at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. Pastor Ralph Mineo will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township. Visitation will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Brian E. Wright, 34

Died on Friday, December 21, 2018…

Brian Edward Wright, 34, of North Baltimore passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 in North Baltimore. He was born on June 18, 1984, to Bert, Jr. and Molly (Nungester) Wright.

Brian is survived by his mother, Molly Wright of North Baltimore; his father, Bert Wright, Jr. of North Baltimore; his son, Brody Wright of Bowling Green; his daughter, Baylee Wright of Bowling Green; his brother, Matthew Wright of North Baltimore; his maternal grandmother, Patricia Nungester of Findlay; paternal step-grandmother, Jean Ann Wright of Findlay; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ivan Nungester; and his paternal grandparents: Bert Wright, Sr. and Della Zechman. Brian was working at Continental Structural Plastics in North Baltimore. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers and Michigan Wolverine fan. He loved spending time with his kids, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where a funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Reverend Bill Cook will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Max Swope, 83

Max Swope, 83, of Cygnet, went to play Amazing Grace in Heaven with the Lord on Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Max Swope, 83, of Cygnet, went to play Amazing Grace in Heaven with the
Lord on Sunday, December 23, 2018.  He was born on June 24, 1935, in Wood County to the late Forrest “Frosty” and Nina (Hawk) Swope.  He married Marylin Murphy on July 26, 1958, and she survives. 

Max is also survived by his sons: Craig (Elaine) Swope of Findlay, Gary
(Andrea) Swope of Cygnet and Eric (Sandra) Swope of Grand Rapids, OH; 7
grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and
beloved family members. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Merlin Swope, and his sister,
Donna Jean Twining. 

Max retired in 1998 from the Wood County Engineers Office in Bowling Green after 34 years.  He was also retired from Gleaner Life Insurance where he worked for over 40 years. 

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore.  He was a longtime member of the former Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, Lay Leader, Pianist and Organist, Youth Fellowship Leader, and on the Board of Trustees. 

Max was a longtime Henry Township Precinct Committeeman, having served for 19 years.  He had formerly been active in the Boy Scouts, and as an assistant Weblos Leader.  He loved coaching and being around kids, he was a former 5th and 6th grade basketball coach, and also coached little
league baseball in Rudolph and North Baltimore for 8 years.  Max was an
avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and gardening,
but his greatest love and joy in life was his family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018,
at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Duane Weaver
officiating.  Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday,
December 26, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service Thursday. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Doris J. Eckman, 83

Doris J. Eckman, 83, of North Baltimore passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018.


Doris J. Eckman, 83, of North Baltimore passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018.

She was born on September 26, 1935 in Van Buren to the late Orville and Lillian M. (VanScoder)Nungester. Doris married Carl Dewane Eckman on August 15, 1953 and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2015.

She is survived by four children: Dewane (Donna) Eckman of North Baltimore; Lilly (Jeff) Beltz of Florida; Steven (Joanne) Eckman of Ottawa; and June (Bruce) Cole of Lore City, Ohio. She is also survived by her sister, Julia M. Oswald; brother, Laurence E. Nungester; sister-in-law, Patricia A. Nungester; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Eckman was preceded in death by three sisters: Ada V. Bauman, Shirley A. Wittenmyer, and Esther L. Bloomfield; and a brother, Ivan Nungester.

Doris retired from the North Baltimore Local Schools after 17 years as a cook and baker. She also worked for the Day Care Center for five years. She was a life member of the North Baltimore American Legion Auxiliary Post #539. Doris also served many years on the Wood County Board of Elections as a judge.

She volunteered her time to help give away food to needy people. Doris loved camping and roller blading with her husband Carl. She also bowled in the ladies league for over 20 years. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Funeral services were Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Duane Weaver officiating. Burial in New Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

The family would like to thank Mrs. Eckman’s nurse Ginny for all the care she provided. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.smithcrates.com.

Shirley L. Baker, 66

Passed away at 12:32 a.m., Tuesday,
December 11, 2018

Shirley L. Baker, 66, of Cygnet passed away at 12:32 a.m., Tuesday,
December 11, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.  She
was born on September 8, 1952, to the late Noel “Jim” E. and Leila Mae
(Bates) Thrasher.  She married James “Jim” Baker on May 5, 1978, and he
survives. 



Shirley is also survived by her daughters: Kimberly (Jason) Peters of
Perrysburg, Terrisa Sharp of Findlay and Jamie (Randy) Gregg of Rudolph;
her brother, Jim (Michelle) Thrasher of Risingsun; her sisters: Dianne
(Kent) Mintz of Risingsun and Carol Thrasher of Bettsville; her beloved
grandchildren: Brandy, Emily, Zachary, Leila, Tyler, Brody and Callie. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Connie Pierce.   

Shirley formerly worked for Bowling Green State University as a Custodian.
 She enjoyed baking, but her greatest love was spending time with her
family.   

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018,
at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in Jerry
City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. 

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

Terry Howard, Sr., 72

Terry Howard, Sr., 72, of North Baltimore and formerly of Findlay, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his residence.


Terry Howard, Sr., 72, of North Baltimore and formerly of Findlay, passed  away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1946, in Martins Ferry, OH to the late Donald and Betty (Ferrel) Howard. He married Janet Puskas of Findlay on November 16, 1968, and they were divorced.

Terry is survived by his sons: Terry (Jennifer) Howard of Bowling Green, OH, Steve (Brigette) Howard of Marblehead, OH, Kevin Howard of Bowling Green, OH and Christopher of Findlay, OH; his grandchildren: Henry Howard and Alexis Kramer.

Terry retired from Kodak and Kohl’s Distribution, both in Findlay. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539, where he was active in the military honor guard. He was a member of the Bible Bethel Church, North Baltimore, OH. He was a former long time member of the Thoburn United Methodist Church in St. Clairsville, OH and the East Foulke Avenue Church of God, Findlay, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held 2 hours (9:00-11:00 a.m.) prior to the service at the funeral home. Pastor Rodney Betts officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 and/or Bethel Bible Church, North Baltimore.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.

William “Bill” E. Solarik, Jr., 66 of Cygnet

William “Bill” E. Solarik, Jr., 66, of Cygnet, passed away at 7:10 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.


William “Bill” E. Solarik, Jr., 66, of Cygnet, passed away at 7:10 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.

He was born on January 31, 1952, in Fostoria to the late William E., Sr. and Lois (Boyer) Solarik. He married Suzanne “Sue” Distel on November 20, 1978 and she survives.

Bill is also survived by his son, Benjamin Solarik of Cygnet; his daughters: Amanda (Nolan) Wickard of Wayne, Kimberly (Pat) Kurzenhauser of Columbiana, Ohio, and Sarah Solarik of Columbus; his sisters: Bette (Rodney) Reiter of Fostoria and Linda (Dan) Snow of Bowling Green; and his beloved grandchildren: Hayden Wickard, Gavin Solarik, Bailey Solarik, Coen Wickard, Emerson Wickard, Thea Kurzenhauser, and Lincoln Wickard.

Bill retired in 2018 from the Ohio Operating Engineers, and was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18. He was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran, and a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with David Boswell officiating.

Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.