Evelyn M. Green, age 97, of Whitehouse, died on Tuesday, January 26.
Born in Toledo on September 16, 1918, to John and Hazel (Mayer) Rupp, she married Robert Green on October 28, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1998. They owned and operated Green Electric together from 1951 to 1981. Mrs. Green was a member of Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, a life member of Whitehouse American Legion Auxiliary Post 384, a Whitehouse Library volunteer, a former Whitehouse Fire Department Auxiliary member and she and her husband delivered for Mobile Meals.
Survivors include her children, DeAnna (John) Bradley, of Whitehouse, and William (Kathy) Green, of Etna, N.H.; grandchildren, Andrea (Philip) LaMoreaux, Rebekah (Steve) Smith-Wenzlick, Elizabeth (A.J. McNamee) Bradley and Matthew (Danielle) Green; great-grandchildren, Mason and Max Green and Iris LaMoreaux; sister, Leona (Kenneth) Haynes; brother, Kenneth (Martha) Rupp; sisters-in-law, Louella Rupp, Helen Strusaker and Kim Green, and brother-in-law, Willard (Janet) Green. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harley, Robert and Donald Rupp; and sisters, Betty Rupp and Thelma Garber.
Funeral services were conducted on February 1 at Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, followed by interment in Whitehouse Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Whitehouse Library.
Marilyn M. Pockmire, age 92, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, with her children at her side.
Born in Toledo on October 6, 1923, to William and Florence (Worman) Schoof, she graduated from Waite High School and was an active member of St. Lucas Lutheran Church and St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Pockmire worked as a sales clerk for Lamson’s, The Lion Store and Dillard’s department stores, retiring as a buyer.
Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raymond Pockmire in 2012, she is survived by her son, Robert Pockmire, of Chicago; daughter, Barbara (Jim) Fitzpatrick, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; grandchildren, Stephen (Cindy), Trevor (Marilyn) and Brian Fitzpatrick,; great-grandchildren, Adeline, Collin, Etta and Isla Fitzpatrick; and brother, William Schoof.
A memorial service was conducted on January 30 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Toledo. Private interment will take place at a later date in Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions to ProMedica Hospice, St. Lucas Lutheran Church or the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Virginia May (Counter) “Jinny” Weaver, age 101, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, January 27.
Born on August 25, 1914, to Charles and Dorothea (Meissner) Counter, she was a proud graduate of Waite High School in 1932, Mrs. Weaver raised three children and worked as a unit clerk at The Toledo Hospital for 21 years, retiring to care for her grandchildren. She volunteered for the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary until she was 90, pushing patients half her age in wheelchairs. An active member of the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, she volunteered, served on the board, line-danced and played crazy pinochle. Quick to dance the Charleston and burst into song, she lived a full and prosperous life and enjoyed traveling, theater, knitting, sewing, shopping, gardening, playing cards, watching Lawrence Welk, feeding the birds and rescuing cats.
Preceded in death by her husband and lifelong friend, Earl; parents, Dorothea and Charles; brother, Walton (Bud); and fairy Godmother, May Engel, Mrs. Weaver is survived by her brother, Russell Counter; sons, David (Dawn) and Terry Weaver; daughter, Dori (Robert) Boggs; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her beloved Scottie dog, Jesse.
Visitation and the funeral service took place on January 30 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. The family suggests memorial contributions to Heartbeat of Toledo, Sunshine Creating Community, Toledo Area Humane Society or the Toledo Zoo.
Richard Charles Lorenzen, age 69, of South Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29.
Born in Toledo on November 21, 1946, to Richard and Marie (Craft) Lorenzen, he was a 1965 graduate of Rogers High School and a proud U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, serving with the 554th Engineers. Mr. Lorenzen was employed as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years. He enjoyed bowling for many years until his health problems prohibited it and also loved camping at Yogi Bear Campground, where he was known to many as the “Postman,” activities at the Margaret Hunt Senior Center, playing cards with his family and spending time with his grandkids. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Janice (Slicker) Lorenzen; loving children, Jeff (Jennifer) and Julie (Lee) Blakeman; grandchildren, Erika, Sydney, Jake, Reid and Jeff; sister, Mary (Greg) Baisch; brother-in-law, James Fuller; a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved Collie, Max. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Fuller.
Family and friends will be received from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church or Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Place, Toledo, OH 43614.
Jerry A. Finch, age 84, died on Saturday, January 30.
Born in Perrysburg on August 29, 1931, to Albert and Emma Finch, he graduated in 1949 from Perrysburg High School, where he was captain of the basketball team and class president his senior year. Mr. Finch enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and proudly served as an aircraft radio mechanic in Thule, Greenland and Albuquerque, N.M. Prior to enlisting, he met the love of his life, Dolores Dunning, and they were married in 1953. When Mr. Finch completed his service in 1955, he returned to Toledo and enrolled at The University of Toledo, earning a degree in electrical engineering while working and attending night classes. He was a lifelong Rockets fan.
Mr. Finch spent his entire career at Surface Combustion in Toledo, engineering and selling industrial furnaces around the world, and enjoyed his work. He and his wife built a house in west Toledo in 1959 and started their family. A wonderful dad, he was always very involved in the kids’ activities. He had a love for travel and made time for summer family vacations and weekend trips. They made it to almost all 50 states and much of Canada during multiple journeys in the family station wagon. When the road ran out, the runway began, enabling trips to Alaska, Hawaii and Europe that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. After retirement, Mr. Finch continued to travel, fully enjoyed his six grandchildren and volunteered at Hospice of Northwest Ohio making home deliveries and providing transportation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; his wife of 58 years, Dolores; sister-in-law, Nancy Barrios; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his children, Jeff (Ruthann) Finch, Karen (Jeff) Brooker and John Finch; grandchildren, Adam, Eric, Ryan and Troy Finch and Jordan and Kiera Brooker; brother-in-law, Mel Barrios; and many special nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.
Visitation took place on February 3 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee and will continue on Thursday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, OH 43537; or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Frederick Nelson, Jr.
Frederick Nelson, Jr., age 86, of Swanton, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 24, at Otterbein Senior Living in Monclova.
Born on March 23, 1929, in Upland, Ind., to Frederick, Sr., and Nettie (Owens) Nelson (Eisenhart), he is survived by his loving wife, Eileen (Mossing) Nelson; daughters, Becky (Marv) Kotnik, Jan Nelson and Yvonne (Mike) Fox; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including his niece, Kathy (Mark) Dominique. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepparents, sister and a grandson.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Assumption, Ohio, followed by a luncheon at the Maumee American Legion Post No. 320 at 204 Illinois Ave. Please contact Becky Kotnik at (419) 508-8462 to RSVP and for additional information.
Richard L. “Dick” Rinestine, age 85, of Maumee and formerly of Delta and the Monclova area, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31.
Born on August 3, 1930, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Victor and Agnes (Werner) Rinestine, he married Mary Rinestine on September 21, 1951, in East Liverpool and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Rinestine was very outgoing and loved to read, tinker with cars and listen to jazz and big band music. He was a enthusiastic watch collector and also collected anything associated with lions.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, Susan (Joe) Poddany, Rick (Betty) Rinestine, Nancy Jacobs, Janice (Jake) Lauer and Steven Rinestine; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Call.
Family and friends were received on February 3 at the Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Delta, where funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, followed by interment in Roth Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cherry Street Mission.
Weldon Carlos Shively, age 102, of Holland, passed away on Friday, January 29.
Born on November 3, 1913, on the family farm in Lindsey, Ohio, to Ivan and Laura (Shoemaker) Shively, he graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1931 and then worked at the Fremont News Messenger as an apprentice printer. In 1942, he moved to Columbus to work for Hartley Printing & Publishing as a linotype operator and plant foreman. Prior to retiring in 1975, he also worked briefly at Duplex Printing and the Columbus Dispatch. He was a lifetime member of the International Typographical Union No. 5. A devoted and loving husband, father and friend, his strong faith was witnessed by all who knew him as were his fine-tuned handyman skills. He also became quite the fisherman while living in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Mr. Shively was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; four sisters; and his beloved wife, Eva May (Baker) Shively, whom he married on August 20, 1937 in Fremont. Surviving are his sons, Gary (Yvonne) Shively, of Paris, Ill., and Duane (Diana) Shively, of Grand Rapids, Ohio; daughter, Joy Hodak, of Maumee; grandchildren, Daniel, Mark and Karl Shively, Nick Hodak and Nicole Hallett; step-grandchildren, Brent and Brenna Bowser and Brianna Hunter; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received from 3:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Toledo, following a viewing at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Four Mile House Cemetery in Fremont. Memorial donations may be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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