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Brian Stansberry

Brian S. Stansberry, 61, of rural Carey, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the emergency room at Fostoria Community Hospital in Fostoria.
Born Sept. 5, 1958, in Upper Sandusky, he was the son of Melvin L. and Darlene C. (Elchert) Stansberry Sr. His mother survives in Carey. He married Bonnie L. Miller on Oct. 7, 1983, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. Bonnie survives in rural Carey.
He is also survived by two children, Jordan B. Stansberry of Alvada, and Logan B. Stansberry of Carey; three siblings, Curtis (Mony) Stansberry of Upper Sandusky, Melanie (Harris) Hill and Chris (Jodi) Stansberry, both of Carey, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Melvin L. Stansberry Jr.
Brian graduated from Carey High School in 1977. He went to work at Toledo Molding and Die and retired as plant manager at several locations in Northwest Ohio. He also worked at Superior Trim in Findlay. His ultimate dream came true five years ago when he and his wife purchased Millberry’s Market in Mt. Blanchard. He felt it was the perfect retirement gig.
His love of people was evident with his club memberships. He was a member of the Fostoria Sportsman Club and AMVETS #69, both in Fostoria, Carey Conservation Club, Elks Lodge 83 in Upper Sandusky, Pheasant’s Forever and Wyandot County Coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting and hitting area auctions.
Brian was known for his stylish (shorts, dark socks and crocs) dress, no matter the weather. He took great pride in his yard and landscaping skills. Brian also had a wonderful sense of humor, especially when it came to sharing some of his unbelievable stories.
He was “Mr. Fix It” around the house and for his children. He loved spending time with his family and making the most of every day.
Family and friends were scheduled to be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. John Bamman, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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  1. Michael A. Vaughn on February 12, 2020 at 4:10 am

    So sorry to hear about Brian, It’s been along time since I’ve seen him but I will always remember the good times in high school that we had and mainly the bottle digging we did. I will always miss the welling and dealing that we would do just to see who could get the better trade. I think I always came up short. Wish I could be there. Just found out on Monday. It’s a said day for the junk world for him being gone. Every time I go to a junk store I’ ii think of him. God bless and I’m just a phone call away. Mike

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