Archive - May 2014 - Obituary
Judith Sue “Judy” (Dearing) Fronczak, 71, of Troy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Koester Pavilion in Troy. She was born on May 7, 1943, in Shawnee Township, Ohio, to the late Theodore Elvin and Mary Catherine (McCune) Dearing. On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Wayne B. Fronczak. He survives.
Theodore A. â€śTedâ€ť Lea, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a battle with cancer.Â He was born on Jan. 27, 1954, in Fremont, Ohio, to Harlan L. and Peggy (Yoh) Lea.Â His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Largo, Fla. On July 30, 1979, he married Terri L. Frey who survives in Waynesfield.
Daniel Albert Konst, 52, of Waynesfield, died at 7:55 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima. He was born April 11, 1962, to Robert and Judith Maus Konst. Both parents survive in Waynesfield.
Daniel had worked at Logan Recycling. He graduated from Waynesfield High School and High Point Vocational School in 1980, and was an avid hunter and shooter.
Edith M. Rivers, 89, of Otterbein-Cridersville, died 10:28 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. She had resided at Otterbein since Oct. 1997, after living in New Mexico and Colorado for over 50 years. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter William T. & Emma C. (Schlegel) Frey-Dunifon, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1959, she married Robert R. Rivers of Estes Park, Colo., and he died March 31, 1993.
Juliet R. â€śJulieâ€ť Kidd, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Glandorf, Ohio, to Charles & Frances (Deters) Ellerbrock who preceded her in death. She married John Kidd and he passed away on Sept. 5, 1967.
Gerald C. "Jerry" Doorley, 84, of Westerville, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Ann's Hospital.
He retired from Producers Livestock Association. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church for 30 years and most recently, St. Matthew Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his children, Karen Doorley, Patrick Doorley, Joseph Doorley and Kevin (Manda) Doorley; grandchildren, Jill (Doorley) Zender, Joyce, Spencer, Jake and Tyler Doorley; great-grandson, Liam Zender; brother, Mark Doorley; many nieces and nephews.
Laura L. Gierhart, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima. She was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Benton Township, Pa. to Frank B. and Lois B. (Hess) Yost, who preceded her in death.Â On April 2, 1955, she married Rolland R. Gierhart and he passed away on March 9, 1998.
Survivors include four children, Jerri Rader and Terri Zofkie, both of Wapakoneta, Gary (Terri) Gierhart, of Cridersville and Cheryl (Marty) McDermitt, of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank David Yost.
Lawrence J. â€śLarryâ€ť Hilty Jr., 67, of Lakeview, died at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta. He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, to Lawrence J. and Marjorie M. (Nafziger) Hilty Sr., who preceded him in death.Â On Dec. 23, 1982, he married Wilma J. Bowersock and she survives in Lakeview.
Donald M. Schroer, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Auglaize County, the son of Lawrence L. and Ida A. (Wierwille) Schroer, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1945, he married A. Maxine Butler, and she died Sept. 10, 2007.
Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside. She was born April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker. On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paulâ€™s E & R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died Dec. 5, 2010.