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Larry J. Crabtree, 70

Larry J. Crabtree, age 70, of Montpelier, Ohio, died on Monday, July 2, 2018, at his home. Mr. Crabtree was a steam hammer operator who made parts for heavy equipment. Larry also enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. Larry J. Crabtree was born on August 4, 1947, in …

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Megan R. Shagena-Volpe, 28

Megan R. Shagena-Volpe, age 28, of Defiance, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio Megan was born on May 8, 1990 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Steven and Marcia (Old) Shagena. On March 24, 2018, she married Steven Volpe, and he survives. Also surviving are …

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Chwa JiJa ( Lee ) Mercer, 82

Chwa JiJa ( Lee ) Mercer, 82 years old of 18713 County Road T, Fayette Ohio passed away at 2:45pm July 1st at Fulton Manor after a short stay. Lee was born in Seoul South Korea on June 8th1936. Her father, Chil Song Lee and mother, Soon Ok Bak, preceded …

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Mary Ann Mekus, 85

Mary Ann Mekus, age 85, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Mary was born on April 2, 1933, in Jewell, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Virginia (Coressel) Mekus. She was a 1951 graduate of …

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John P. Haas, Sr., 86

John P. Haas, Sr., 86, of Pioneer passed away Tuesday evening at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. He was born on August 4, 1931 in Kendallville, Indiana to John Paul and June (Shumaker) Haas. John proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II …

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James A. Smith, 36

James A. Smith, age 36, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away at on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at his home from natural causes. James was a diesel technician for Meyer Brothers Trucking in Pioneer and had previously worked at Maneval’s in Bryan and Hornish Brothers Trucking in Defiance. He was a …

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Richard James Bandeen, 84

Richard James Bandeen, 84, of Pittsford, Michigan and formerly of Pioneer, Ohio passed away Friday afternoon at his home. Born on September 28, 1933 in Maumee, Ohio, he was the son of Franklin J. and Olive G. (Blossom) Bandeen. Richard was a graduate of Pioneer High School in 1952 and …

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Edward A. Suntken, 89

Edward A. Suntken, age 89, of Edon, Ohio, died at 4:00 A.M. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Center in Montpelier, Ohio, where he was a resident. Mr. Suntken was a switchman for Norfolk & Southern Railroad and retired as the Yard Conductor. He worked for the …

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Sandra Lee Koch, 60

Sandra Lee Koch, 60, of Alvordton passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Koch was born October 26, 1957, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Paul and Genevieve (Mowbray) Gibson. On May 1, 1990, Sandra was united in marriage to Danny Koch in Springerville, Arizona. She enjoyed watching birds …

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Grace Irwin, 87

Grace Irwin, age 87, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 6:10 P.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Genesis HealthCare – Bryan Center where she was a patient after a brief illness. Mrs. Irwin was employed by Spangler Candy Company, retiring in 1984, with twenty-seven years of service. She was …

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