Obituaries

 

Martha Fleck
Martha M. Fleck, age 93, passed away in Ft. Wayne, Ind., on Monday, February 16.
Mrs. Fleck worked with Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Northwest Ohio for 15 years, retiring in 1985. A member of First Alliance Church in Toledo, she had a heart to serve others and was a volunteer with the Super 60s at Blackhawk. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her children, Judy (Jeff) Study, of Ft. Wayne, Jerry (Kathy) Fleck, of New Baltimore, Mich., and Joyce Herman, of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Thad (Angela), Todd (Jennifer), Tyler and Tate (Allison) Study; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Korban, Keaton, Kamden, Addison and Evelyn Study; and sisters, Maxine Long and Marjorie (Archie) Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ethel Mannix; husband, Donald Fleck; brother, Therman Mannix; and sister, Lois Mannix.
The funeral service was conducted on February 19 at D.O. McComb & Sons, Maplewood Park Funeral Home in Ft. Wayne. A cemetery service took place on February 20 in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo. Memorial donations may be made to the First Alliance Church in Toledo, Fellowship Missionary Church in Ft. Wayne or Blackhawk Ministries in Ft. Wayne.

Lowell Kelb
Lowell W. Kelb, age 91, of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, February 17.
Born in Toledo on March 23, 1923, to Walter and Myrtle (Dorr) Kelb, he served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force in the 9th Air Force, 406th Fighter Group as a crew chief, Advanced Air Echelon, and went in at Omaha Beach, France. Mr. Kelb was awarded the following medals: French and Belgian Croix de Guerre, Presidential Unit Citations, six Battle Stars and one Bronze Star. Employed as a tool and die maker for more than eight years in management for the Chrysler Corporation, he was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Blue Lodge, F&AM No. 209 in Sylvania.
Mr. Kelb married Norma Parker on January 31, 1946. She survives, along with his daughter, Susan Langenderfer; grandchildren, Stephen (Buffy) Kelb, Jennifer Langenderfer, Heather (Kelly) Dowling, Benjamin (Abby) Langenderfer and Sarah Kelb; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Austin, Zachary, Bradley and Nancy; brother, Walter (Evelyn) Kelb, Jr.; and brothers-in-law, Robert Dietsch and Gary Parker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Roger Kelb; and sister, Marjorie Dietsch.
Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Susan Holliday
Susan D. “Sue” Holliday, age 65, of Monclova, died on Saturday, February 21, surrounded by her family.
Born in Toledo on February 27, 1949, she graduated from Bowsher High School and was a longtime Girl Scout leader, an 11-year employee of JAC Products and an avid quilter who most loved making quilts for others.
Mrs. Holliday is survived by her husband, Alfred Holliday, Jr.; daughter, Jennifer (David Gates, Jr.) Holliday; grandson, Orlando Gates; sister, Karen (Alan) Meier; brother, Karl (Kathleen) Newman, and beloved dog, Chewie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Ethel Newman, and an infant sister.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Whitehouse, with a service at noon. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27 in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to support the Wednesday Community Lunch at Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, which Mrs. Holliday frequently attended.

David Lewis
David Lee Lewis, age 65, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 22.
Born in Toledo on September 13, 1949, to Charles and Kathryn (Henzler) Lewis, he graduated from Waite High School where he served as its mascot. Mr. Lewis was employed at the Ford Motor Company in Maumee as an journeyman electrician for many years. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed fishing, golf, home projects and pool parties and was an avid Harley motorcyclist. He was also a licensed pilot, but above all, he enjoyed joking and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his loving wife, Sharon; daughter, Amanda Lewis; grandchildren, Austin and Alex; brothers, Paul (Darlene) and Mike (Julia) Lewis; brothers in-law, Tim (Sue) Fry and Jim (Karen) Fry; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray and Jerry Lewis.
Family and friends were received on February 25 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, followed by interment in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

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Donna Jean Schmidt, age 89, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, February 22.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, on March 29, 1925, to Ernest and Jewell (Mahla) Brown, she graduated from Lorain High School, where she enjoyed drama and music, especially the violin and piano. She continued her education at Bowling Green State University, where she met her future husband, George. They were later married on August 31, 1945. Mrs. Schmidt worked in the U.S. Steel plant in Lorain during World War II and for more than 25 years, she was a teacher at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg, Wayne Trail Elementary School in Maumee and Cygnet Schools. She was a member of Maumee United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by her sons, George (Wendy) II and Jeffrey (Anna) Schmidt; grandchildren, Noah, Nicole, Orion and Morgan; and sister, Sally Otterbacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Schmidt.
Friends and family will be received on Saturday, February 28 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 5810 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 101, Toledo, OH 43614.


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