Carlene Ann Bilger, age 67, of Toledo, passed away on Sunday, September 4.
Born on April 28, 1949 in Sault St. Marie, Mich., to Carl and Viola (Kingsbury) Stange, she graduated from Woodward High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. She taught at St. Charles Catholic School and was a Michigan Wolverines fan.
Preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. Bilger is survived by her children, Brian (Amy Loughman) Bilger, Amy (Mike) Busse and Chris (Jennifer) Bilger; grandchildren, Brice and Megan Busse and Jacob Bilger; and brothers, Bob (Julie), Art and Denny (Sandy) Stange.
A private graveside service will be held in Alpena, Mich., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Richard Myron Larimer, age 90, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, with friends and family present.
Born in Spangler, Pa., on August 31, 1926 to Myron and Mary Jane Larimer, he graduated in 1944 from Ebensburg High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. After the war, he attended Geneva College and graduated in 1950. Mr. Larimer began his career with the Boy Scouts of America in 1954. In 1974, he transferred to the International Boy Scouts and was stationed in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1977, he returned to the states and became Scout Executive for the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America, from which he retired in 1988. He was an Eagle Scout and the recipient of the St. George Award with Palms.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years, Olga; sons, Mark and Thomas (Amy) Larimer; grandchildren, Francis, Amber, Rich, Kimberly and Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Anna and Dave.
There will be no visitation and services will be private. The family suggests memorial donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Erie Shores Council, P.O. Box 8728, Toledo, OH 43623; or the Toledo Humane Society, 827 Illinois Ave., Maumee, OH 43537.
Betty “Betsy” Reynolds, age 94, passed away on Saturday, September 10.
Born in Hinckley, Minn., on February 16, 1922 to Fred and Harriet Idtse, she had four sisters, Margaret (Wayne) Garside, Connie (Russ) Jenkins, Winifred (Ronald) Plietz and Eleanor (Herb) Hawkins; and two brothers, Robert (Jo) and Fred (Fran) Idtse. The family moved to Indianola, Iowa, when Betty was in third grade and to Beloit, Wis., when she was a senior in high school. Mrs. Reynolds attended Rockford College (then a small girls’ college) her freshman year and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin three years later. She then went to Seattle for a dietetic internship. With the start of World War II, she joined the U.S. Army because it needed dietitians. After basic training, she was sent to Crile Army Hospital, where she met George Chapman of Toledo. They were married in the chapel at Crile and after the war moved to Toledo, where they were fortunate to find a house in Maumee next to Mound’s Hill, where adults as well as children enjoyed coasting.
Mrs. Reynolds worked for Greyhound Food Management at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Lutheran Home in Toledo and Columbus. She also taught student nurses at Flower Hospital, delivered Mobile Meals for many years and was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Brownie Scout Leader. She was a member of the Quality of Life Club, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, Maumee Valley Historical Society and Junior League of Toledo.
The Chapmans had two children, George (Leslie) Chapman, of Maumee, and Connie (Mike) Dillon; five grandchildren, Caith, Brian and Eric Chapman and Patrick and Geoffrey Dillon; and 10 great-grandchildren. Unfortunately, George died young of malignant melanoma so he only had a few years with his own children. Betsy met Preston Reynolds when he was visiting his sister, Harriett Day, and after several visits between Corning and Toledo, they were married. Preston had three daughters, Anne Wegryn, Jane (Mac) Coger and Patricia (Steven) McGowan. After Preston died, Betsy moved to Swan Creek in June of 2008, where her duplicate bridge partner lived. She enjoyed the many activities and programs, the caring and helpful staff and the many wonderful friends there.
A memorial service took place on September 13 in the chapel at Swan Creek Retirement Village. Memorial contributions may be made to Swan Creek Life Care Fund, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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