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The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

Obituaries can be emailed to editor@thevwindependent.com or faxed to 419.238.2578. As of July 1, 2017, full obituaries will cost $40 (including a photo), while unpaid death notices do not include memberships, work data, and other personal information. The names of grandchildren, etc., are also not included in a death notice. Obituary payments can be sent to: Van Wert independent, P.O. Box 487, Van Wert, OH 45891. Local funeral homes are billed for full obituaries, while out-of-town funeral homes can also be billed, if so requested.

POSTED: 12/28/10 at 3:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Info

Margaret L. Suever, 89, of Delphos, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.

She was born January 5, 1928, in Fort Jennings, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Hoersten) Ellerbrock, who both preceded her in death. On January 24, 1948, she married Ralph Suever, who died October 26, 2008.

Survivors include three sons, Donald (Margaret) Suever of Middle Point, Ronald (Michelle) Suever of Elida, and Robert (Ellen) Suever of Delphos; three daughters, Ladonna (Joseph) Calvelage of Fort Jennings, Deborah (Donald) Odenweller of Delphos, and Nancy Siefker of Lima; two sisters, Ruth Betz of Delphos and Jeanie Leis of Spencerville; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Gregory Suever; and a sister, Armella Ellerbrock, also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Delphos.  

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 22, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.

Preferred memorials: Donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.harterandschier.com.

POSTED: 10/20/17 at 10:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Rita Clara Beining, 94, of Ottoville, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at her residence.

She was born November 21, 1922, in Landeck, the daughter of August and Anna (Krietemeyer) Beckman, who both preceded her in death. On May 3, 1947, she married Julius Joseph Beining, who died January 22, 2004.

Survivors include 10 children, Malinda (Sam) Childress of Vermillion, Dorothy (Duane) Oberg of Ottoville, Diana (Jay) Griesser of Kissimmee, Florida, James (Marilyn) Beining of Indian Lake, Ralph (Amy) Beining of Van Wert, Janice (Gene) Wannemacher and  Eileen (Tim) Horstman, both of Ottoville, Annette (Mike) Myers of Van Wert, Leo (Sue) Beining of Landeck, and Marie (Jeff) Turnwald of Ottoville; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Beining of Ottoville.

A brother, Elmer Beckman, also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville, with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 20, at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home near Fort Jennings, where there will be a Scripture Service at 1:30 that afternoon.

Preferred memorials: Putnam County Hospice or the church window fund.

Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 10/19/17 at 6:35 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Gus R. Brown was born in Ohio City to the late Clyde V. and Hazel (Uhrich) Brown. He was a 1938 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty School, a 1940 graduate of Giffin College, and attended Findlay College. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations on Okinawa until 1946.

Gus R. Brown

On November 26, 1942, he entered into what was to become a 69-year marriage with Betty Jean Jones, lasting until her death May 9, 2012.

Gus and Betty have a son, Gary (Gail) Brown of Kalamazoo, Michigan; one daughter, Debra (Charles) Davis of Ohio City; a granddaughter, Lisa (Chris) Hayes of Oregon, Wisconsin, and two great-grandsons, Ronan and Finn Hayes; a grand-daughter, Melissa (Steve) Krendl, and great-grandson Landon of Upper Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Dick and Lynn Brown; a sister, Jean McClelland; and twin grandsons.

Gus was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert and a life member of the Masonic bodies, Zenobia Shrine,  Elks, Men’s Garden Club, Van Wert Law Enforcement Association, was a scoutmaster and committee member of Troop 31, sponsored by First Methodist Church, a member of the Van Wert Humane Society Board for 40 years, a charter member of the Trenau Investment Club, belonged to the Order of Kentucky Colonels, and was a member of Van Wert American Legion Post 178.

Gus was an avid fisherman and wild goose hunter. He was also a member of the national champion drill team sponsored by the Van Wert Masonic Lodge.

He was a partner with the late Wayne Compton in Brown and Compton Construction and built many houses and buildings, along with repairing many other houses and landmark buildings in Van Wert and surrounding area.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Revs. Gus Christo-Baker and Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, where graveside military honors will be rendered by the combined units of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803. 

Visitation is from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home; at which time an Elks memorial service followed by a Masonic service will be held followed by the funeral service.

Preferred memorials: Hearth and Home Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 8:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Alma L. Tyo, 98, of Defiance, and formerly of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.

She was born October 11, 1919, in Allen County, the daughter of William and Mildred (Bowers) Grunden, who both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Tyo, who died September 18, 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Doneta Adkins of Melrose; two grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Thomas Nussbaum; one daughter, Shirley Nussbaum; a granddaughter,;  two grandsons; a brother, Harry Rice; and two sisters, Hazel Jarman and Audrey Vandemark, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with Pastor Brian Knoderer officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions: To the family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.harterandschier.com.

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 8:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Alice M. Cooper, 92, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

She was born May 19, 1925, in Van Wert County, the daughter of Owen A. and Myrtle Leota (Flager) Cooper, who both preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, John D. Cooper.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City, with Pastor Carol Evans officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Preferred memorials: Gideons International.

Condolences may be expressed at cowanfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 10/15/17 at 9:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Larry G. “Buck” Mesker, 78, of Delphos, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

He was born October 4, 1939, to Frank and Dorothy (Ruen) Mesker, who both preceded him in death.

Survivors include four daughters, Lisa (Kenneth) Rodman and Laura (Will) Waddles, both of Van Wert, Lizabeth (Dave) Jewel of Convoy, and Leah Anne (Greg) Greer of Logansport, Indiana; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; three sisters, Bernice “Nootsie” Porter of Delphos, Irene Barnes of Coco, Florida, and Bev (John) Jameson of Delphos; three brothers, Don (Jeanette) Mesker of Arthur, Ken (Donna) Mesker of Marshal, North Carolina, and Tony “Ecker” (Margee) Mesker of Delphos.

Three sisters, Mary Winhover, Vicki Mesker, and Linda Mesker; and three brothers, Richard, Dale, and Frank Mesker, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 15, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Military honors will be rendered by the Delphos Veterans Council to start the service, while the Rev. Brain Knoderer will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be an hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.harterandschier.com.

POSTED: 10/12/17 at 8:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ruth L. (Mosier) Pond, 100, of Paulding, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Country Inn Enhanced Living Center in Paulding.

She was born May 3, 1917, in Paulding County, the daughter of Fred and Bessie (Harris) Mosier, who both preceded her in death. On May 4, 1936, she married Vernon O. Pond, who passed away in 2014.

Survivors include four children: Maxine Pond of Van Wert, Milford (Sherri) Pond of San Diego, California, Roger (Marianne) Pond of Seal Beach, California, and Fred (Marcia) Pond of Scott; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Herbert Mosier; and half-siblings Clay Mosier, Howard Mosier, Vilena Hartsell, Dorothy Auman, Frieda Lee, and Amy Patterson, also preceded her in death.

There will be no public visitation or service. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery during a private family service.

Preferred memorials: Scott EMS and Country Inn Activity Fund.

Arrangements were made by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 10/10/17 at 3:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Margaret L. Clay, 95, of Van Wert, passed away Friday morning, October 6, 2017, at her residence.

Margaret L. Clay

She was born August 12, 1922, in Van Wert, the daughter of Lemuel and Myrtle (Dunlap) Mosier, who both preceded her in death. She married Wilmer Clay, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children, Carole (Vermont) McGillvary and Audrey (Stephan) Snyder, both of Mendon, Ricky (Deb) Clay and Jim Clay, both of Van Wert, and Scott (Christopher Johnson) Clay of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Van Wert; 11 grandchildren, Greg (Amy) McGillvary, Lori (Jim) Bader, Kari (Chris) Cron, Steve (Diane) Snyder, Kellie Snyder, Jeff (Beth) Clay, Jesse (Jackie) Clay, Chad Clay, Leann (Jim) Hill, Shaun (Beth) Clay, and Sarah (Travis) Stemen; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Richard Clay; six brothers; and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Margaret was county matron at the Van Wert County Jail for 16 years. She loved bingo and playing cards.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, with Pastor Greg Rice officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Community Health Professionals-Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 10/06/17 at 5:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ryan Agler passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A son of Eddie and Brenda Agler, he was born November 29, 1991, in Van Wert.

Ryan is the grandson of Ed and Jill Conrad of Cape Coral, Florida, and Frank and Sandy Agler of Van Wert.

Ryan Agler

He is survived by brothers  Todd (Karen) Wise, Shawn (Gina) Wise, Eric (Kimberly) Wise, Spencer (Erika) Wise, and Zack Agler; a sister, Taylor Agler; uncles Denny (Marilyn) Ries, Dana Ries, Bruce Ries, Ty (Kristen) Conrad, Chad Conrad, Doug (Mogi) Agler, and Steve (Lisa) Foley; aunts Cheryl Ries and Tammi (Tim) Matthews; nephews Zach, Kolton, Alec, Parker, Ries, Briston, Kesten, Kyzic, and Kruz; nieces Morgan, Helen, Samantha, Rilee, Sayler, and Kambria; a special friend, Dancia Myers; and many cousins, friends, and his dance family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Rita Ries; and an uncle, Trent Foley.

Ryan Nicholas Agler, our beloved son, brother, and friend, was the brightest of lights we were able to enjoy the brilliance of for only too short a period of time.

Ryan was a graduate of Van Wert High School and a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business. He was actively enrolled in studies at Rhodes State College to finish his Registered Nurse degree.

Ryan enjoyed very much his time working at Bob Evans Restaurant and Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks. Growing up, he competed in swimming, soccer, and tennis.

Ryan’s passions in life were people, dance, and travel. He did not meet a person who did not quickly become his friend. Ryan’s 15-year dance career was a highlight reel for anyone who had the opportunity to watch him shine through competition and coaching at Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks. It brought out the very best in him. Travels to Europe and Turks and Caicos, most all of America, including Alaska, fueled his desire to see the entire world

Our Ryan’s contagious smile, his warm personality, and his desire to invest time in others will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, at the Family Life Center of Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., with Eric Wise officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Family Life Center.

Preferred memorials: Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks for the Ryan Agler Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements were made by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 10/05/17 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Paul Eichler, 89, of Rockford, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where he was a patient.

He was born March 8, 1928, in Center Township, Mercer County, the son of John and Marie Elizabeth (Heffner) Eichler, who both preceded him in death. On April 14, 1956, he married Catherine Miller, who died April 16, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter and two sons, Kathy Cesar of Rockford, Ed (Lisa) Eichler of Van Wert, and Robert “Bob” (Mary) Eichler of Rockford; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Eichler of Pleasanton, California.

Three brothers, Joyce, John “Junior”, and Dale Eichler, also preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hopewell, with the Rev. Karen Tamorria officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Chattanooga. 

Visitation is from 2 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. 

Preferred memorials: St. John Lutheran Church.

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford is handling funeral arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at http://ketchamripley.com.

POSTED: 10/04/17 at 2:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries