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Area Obituaries

Edward Burnside

Edward H. Burnside, 90, formerly of Sycamore, died at 8:23 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky. He was born on July 5, 1931, in Seneca County, to Warren and Edith (Helle) Burnside. He married Ruth (Weaver) Burnside on Oct. 24, 1954, and she died July 18, 1983. Surviving are the…

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Shirley Asher

Shirley L. Asher, 87, of Defiance, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Friday, June 24, 2022, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on April 29, 1935, to the late William and Imogene (Durr) Keller in Upper Sandusky. She was married for several years to D. Matt Asher,…

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Franklin Baker

Franklin Baker, 89, of Wharton, passed away peacefully at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at his residence with family by his side. Born April 5, 1933, in Wyandot County, he was the son of the late Allen and Fairy (Howard) Baker. He married Betty J. Wise on April 10, 1954, in Wharton. Betty…

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Franciscan Friar John Hadnagy

Franciscan Friar John Raphael Hadnagy lived with an openness to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which poured forth in his singing, preaching and ministry to those suffering physical and spiritual pain. The joy in his gentle manner helped give people a sense of God’s love for them. Friar J.R. died on June 14, 2022,…

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Mary Borer

Mary Kathryn “Kay” (Serr) Borer, 95, Upper Sandusky, died on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Surviving are her children, Linda (Larry) Schalk, New Riegel; Ann (Lynn) Dunbar, Upper Sandusky; Theresa (Matt) Fisher, Findlay; and David (Sara) Borer, Maryland. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. at Bringman Clark…

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The Rev. Delores Rayle

The Rev. Delores Marie Rayle, 84, Upper Sandusky, died on Monday, June 20, 2022, at her residence. She is survived by a brother, Edward (Joyce) Rayle, Defiance. A‚Äągraveside service will be held Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Putnam County. Arrangements were handled by Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky

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Wayne Leightey

Wayne E. Leightey, 98, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in the house he was born and raised. Wayne was born on March 2, 1924, to Flavius Augustus and Jenni Marie (Stoneburner) Leightey. He married Grace Llavone Butcher on June 6, 1943, and he later married Ann Beard on Oct. 28,…

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Herbert Newlan

Herbert E. Newlan, 75, Upper Sandusky, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at University of Toledo Medical Center. Arrangements are being handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.

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Charles Gerstner Jr.

Charles “Charlie” Gerstner Jr., 82, of Upper Sandusky, died Monday, June 13, 2022, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. Charlie was born in Columbus, on May 9, 1940, to the late Charles “Pat” Gerstner and Elizabeth “Betty” Plott. Charlie grew up in Carey and attended Carey High School. He was a happy go lucky guy…

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Ruby Southward

Ruby D. Southward, 87, Forest, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. She is survived by her husband, Michael K. Southward, Forest; children, Stephen Maag, Forest; Jeffery (Marlene) Maag, Clyde; Melanie Wonder, Bascom; and step-daughter, Cyndi Southward, Bucyrus. A private graveside service will be held at…

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