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Area Obituaries

Madeline Gagnon

Madeline M. Gagnon, 93, died recently. She is survived by her children, John (Karen) Gagnon, Sycamore; Robert Gagnon and Richard (Renee) Gagnon, both of Upper Sandusky; Susan Belknap, Bethesda, Md.; and Marcia (Roger) Gagnon, Blackstone, Mass. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church, Upper…

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Timothy Lopez

Timothy A. Lopez, 58, Parma, died on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He is survived by his mother, Sandra (Zimmerman) Hemmerly, Upper Sandusky, and daughters, Larena Lopez, Upper Sandusky, and Abigail (Pavlos) Kanellakis, Bucyrus, Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, from 1-3 p.m. at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper…

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Robert Niederkohr

Robert J. Niederkohr, 69, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at his home in Upper Sandusky. Bob was born on Feb. 9, 1952, in Upper Sandusky to Albert and Mary (McDannel) Niederkohr. He is survived by his love and wife of 45 years, Elaine Orians, and they were married on Nov.…

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Marie Smith

Marie J. Smith, 85, of Findlay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Marie was born September 18, 1936, to Herman and Martha (Niederkohr) Schreiner in Carey. Her father, Herman, passed away in an accident when she was 1.5 years old and she was raised by her mom, Martha, and step-dad,…

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Janet Heck

Janet L. (Putnam) Heck, 91, of Carey, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, under the care of Bridge Hospice following an extended illness. On Oct. 14, 1930, Janet was born in Carey, the fourth of six children of the late Helen (Bleam) and Willis Putnam…

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Virginia McKee

Virginia McKee, 75, Forest (Patterson), died at her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Teresa) McKee, Forest, and Kasey (Leann) McKee, Bristolville. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Patterson Cemetery, Forest.

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Richard Shaferly

Richard D. Shaferly, 77, of Alvada, passed away peacefully at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay with his family by his side. Born on April 6, 1944, in Tiffin, he was the son of Harlan and Ruth (Vrooman) Shaferly. Upon graduating from Vanlue High School in 1962, Richard…

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Ardis Blackburn

Ardis E. Blackburn, 93, rural Sycamore, died at 5:35 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Upper Sandusky. Surviving are the following children: Lloyd (Liza) Blackburn, Salt Lake City, Utah; Judith L. Hudson, Dallas, Texas; Wanda Blackburn, Golden, Colo.; and Jane (Lee) Schreiner, Grove City. Visitation will be held…

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Nancy Shane

Nancy J. Shane, 71, Upper Sandusky, died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She is survived by her husband, James Otto Shane, Upper Sandusky, and three sons, Kent (Barb) Shane of Upper Sandusky, Matt (Lisa) Shane of Wharton and Brad (Emily) Shane of Forest. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan.…

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Doris “Puggy” Frey

Doris E. “Puggy” Frey, 77, of Carey and formerly of Findlay, passed away suddenly at 10:21 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, near her residence in Carey. Born on Jan. 25, 1944, in Carey, she was the daughter of the late Dale M. and Mary M. (Ritter) Plott. She married Norman F. Frey in 1964…

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