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Richard J. “Chef Ricardo” Metzger, 73

Richard J. “Chef Ricardo” Metzger of Bryan, born June 2, 1945, went home to spend Christmas with his beloved, late son Julian R. Metzger on Dec. 22, 2018 at the age of 73 after a well-fought battle with ALS. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Metzger lived a dignified nomad’s …

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David Lee Nofzinger, 53

David Lee Nofzinger, age 53, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness. David worked for the Street Department for the City of Bryan for over 21 years before his retirement and was currently working as a …

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Katherine S. Ensman, 59

Katherine S. Ensman, age 59, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Ensman began working at a young age at the tomato factory and later was employed at Lester’s Diner in …

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Paul E. “Ernie” Hoover, 64

Paul E. “Ernie” Hoover, age 64, of Montpelier, Ohio, died on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at his home following a long battle with cancer. Mr. Hoover was a graduate of Hicksville High School. He was welder at Martin Sprocket and Gear for 39 years prior to his retirement. He served …

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Elmer “Junior” Oyer, 85

Elmer “Junior” Oyer, age 85, of rural Wauseon, Ohio passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 in his home. He was born June 07, 1933 in Archbold, Ohio to the late Elmer Sr. and Ada (Rupp) Oyer. He married Eunice P. Hancock and she survives. He was a lifelong farmer and …

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Roger E. Blough, 64

Roger E. Blough, age 64, of Bryan, completed his life journey on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at his home. Roger was a man who loved his family and friends…which included everyone he met. He was a strong, compassionate leader to all he met in Northwest Ohio and beyond. He used …

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Carolyn Waneta Luty, 83

Carolyn Waneta Luty, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Carolyn was born on September 13, 1935 in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of Oscar and Carolyn (Haas) Spiess. She was a 1953 graduate of Stryker High School. …

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Betty L. McClure-Kovar, 81

Betty L. McClure-Kovar, 81, of Bryan passed away late Monday night at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on January 29, 1937 in Bryan to Franklin “FM” and Arlene (Hillard) Waldron. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1955. Betty was a lifelong member of the First United …

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Kenneth “Ken” J. Steffes, 55

Kenneth “Ken” J. Steffes, 55, of Bryan passed away Sunday morning at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on December 14, 1963 in Montpelier to Carl B. and Carolyn E. (Zieter) Steffes. Ken graduated from Montpelier High School in 1983. Ken was a member of Sacred …

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Norman B. Dusseau, 91

Norman B. Dusseau, age 91, of Fayette, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, December 17, 2018 at Windsor Care Center in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta (419.822.3121).

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