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Gary W. Bruce, 61

Gary W. Bruce, age 61, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 6:19 P.M. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was a patient. Mr. Bruce was truck driver and had driven for Allied Special Products Division, Maxcy Trucking, Rido Trucking and Evans …

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Gary Joseph Van Wert, 68

Gary Joseph Van Wert, 68 years, of Defiance, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Heartland of Waterville, where he had been recovering from an injury. Gary was born September 9, 1948 in Bay City, Michigan, the son of the late Norbert and Gwen (Pfundt) Van Wert. He was a …

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Corres Lee Pierce, Jr., 79

Corres Lee Pierce, Jr., age 79, of Montpelier, Ohio, died on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. Mr. Pierce was a 1955 graduate of Edgerton High School. Lee was a foreman at Sheets Construction and then M.H.E. manufactured homes near Bryan. He was formerly a …

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Shirley A. Shelt, 85

Shirley A. Shelt, age 85, of Delta, Ohio, died at 9:40 A.M. on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the home of her daughter near Edgerton, Ohio, surrounded by her family, after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Delta, Mrs. Shelt was a 1949 graduate of Pike-Delta-York High School. She …

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Rachel Mae (Lovetinsky) Grim, 94

Rachel Mae (Lovetinsky) Grim, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 3:29 P.M. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a brief illness. Born in Champaign, Illinois, she moved to Toledo, Ohio, with her parents when she was in the third grade. After …

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Shirley Jean Ruby, 79

Shirley Jean Ruby, age 79, of Wauseon, passed away Saturday evening, April 15, 2017, in her home. She had worked at Chief Supermarket in Wauseon for 30 years. Shirley was born in Wauseon on February 22, 1938, the daughter of Wilmer and Mary (Faber) Witte. She is survived by three …

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Charles “Croley” Farris, 81

Charles “Croley” Farris, age 81, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 12:22 P.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan where he was a patient after a brief illness. Service arrangements for Mr. Farris are pending with Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan.

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Florian “Flo” Athy Chirra, 65

Florian “Flo” Athy Chirra, 65, passed into his Savior’s arms on April 11, 2017 peacefully at his home with his wife and daughter by his side after losing his battle with cancer. He was born on November 6, 1951 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Eldon R. and LaMoille E. (Bailey) Chirra, …

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Trenten Stemen, 60

Trenten Stemen, 60 years, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Surviving is his father, W. Lee Stemen of Bryan; stepson, Kyle Manning of Mentor, Ohio; two brothers, Gary (Teri) Stemen of Painesville, Ohio and Denny (Mary) …

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Roger Lee Blanton, 48

Roger Lee Blanton, age 48, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 10, 2017, in his home. He had worked at Pizza Hut in Wauseon for the past six years. Roger was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 31, 1968, the son of Ollie and Karen (Like) Blanton. He …

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