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John Jay Kreischer, Sr., 90

John Jay Kreischer, Sr., age 90 , of Montpelier passed away early Sunday morning at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, Ohio. He was born March 19, 1927 in Auburn, Indiana to Carroll J. and Lenna M. (Zolman) Kreischer. John graduated from Montpelier High School in 1947 and served his …

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Naomi I. Day 96

Naomi I. Day 96, of Montpelier passed away early Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio. She was born July 23, 1921 to Ervin and Vada (Wolfe) Kirkingburg. She married Clinton A. Day on May 12, 1937 in Waterloo, Indiana and he …

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Ellen “Elly” May Herman, 54

Ellen “Elly” May Herman, age 54, of Edon, Ohio, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after battling cancer. Her family would like to extend their thanks to the Parkview staff for the excellent care they gave to Ellen. A 1981 graduate …

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Phillip D. Damms, 68

Phillip D. Damms, age 68, of Stryker, Ohio passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in his home. He was born September 05, 1949 in Ellenville, New York to the late Purvis and Evelyn (Sorum) Damms. Phillip married Miriam Roberta Damms in 1980 and she preceded him in death in April …

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Rachel R. Altaffer, 42

Rachel R. Altaffer, age 42, of Bryan Ohio, died at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 12, 2018, shortly after admittance to Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, Indiana, after a brief illness. Rachel was a 1993 graduate of Bryan High School and had worked at Walmart in Bryan for ten years. …

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Robert (Bob) Moore, 79

Robert (Bob) Moore died on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the age of 79 at Hospice of Cincinnati. His wife, Judith A. (Thomas) Moore, preceded him in death in 1999. They were married 37 years. His brother, Richard F. Moore, also preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, James …

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Pete Mere, 75

Pete Mere, age 75, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, where he was a patient. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Mere was employed as a truck driver with Air Products & Chemicals in Lima, Ohio, and John’s …

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Zachariah W. McAfee, 40

Zachariah W. McAfee, age 40, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:41 A.M. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an extended illness. Zach was a 1995 graduate of Bryan High School and had been employed by L.E. Smith Company in Bryan as a CNC …

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Elmer J. Hahn, 86

Elmer J. Hahn, age 86, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 10:46 P.M. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where he was a resident. Mr. Hahn was employed as a millwright for GM Powertrain in Defiance, Ohio, retiring with twenty-four years of service, and also …

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Thomas L. Eyer, 82

Thomas L. Eyer, age 82, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Evergreen Manor following an extended illness. Mr. Eyer worked for the Williams County Highway Department, The Ohio Art Company, and L & R Cleaners. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a …

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