Beloved mother, daughter, and sister, Kala Renee Athey, 41, of Findlay, peacefully passed away April 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born to Russell L. Walters, Jr. and Susan M. (Mimna) Brown on December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kala graduated from Glen Burnie High School in Maryland and attended Rhodes State College. She enjoyed baking, was a fantastic cake decorator, and loved to dance.
Kala is survived by her parents; son, Jason Quade of Prince Fredrick, Maryland; daughters, Chelsey Athey of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Kristina Athey of Columbus Grove, Ohio. She is also survived by her brother, Anthony Walters of Findlay, Ohio; and sisters, Misti Walters of Pasadena, Maryland, Valerie Castle of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Kelly Stevens of Hanover, Maryland.
Friends and family may visit on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation at the funeral home. Chaplain Kathy Fenimore will officiate. Memorial contributions in Kala’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Phyllis Ruth Rieder, 88, of Findlay, passed away April 23, 2017 at Fox Run Manor. She was born to the late Ralph and Emma (Shaffer) Schmidt on December 30, 1928 in Owensville, Missouri. Phyllis married Donald W. Rieder on April 1952 and he preceded her in death on August 21, 1988.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Donn (Kim) Rieder of Jenera, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Christie (Andy) Lammers of Findlay,Ohio, Candice (Ryan) Korkos of Indiana, Chad (Ashley) Rieder of Indiana, Clay (Angie) Rieder of Warsaw, Indiana, and Chloe Rieder of Jenera, Ohio; and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, David Rieder; brother, Ralph Schmidt; and her sister, Ann Giesler.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840. The Reverend Dale Smith will officiate. Burial will be private. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Phyllis’s name may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society.
Our only beloved son went to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:04 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, he was 43 years old.
He is survived by his parents, Debra and Frederick Dietelbach; sisters, Michelle Rihana and Jasmine Dietelbach; and the love of his life, his faithful friend and campion, Koda, his beloved dog; uncles, Mike, Bob, Ray, and Tony. Preceded in death by grandparents, Helen and Norman Davis, John R. Dietelbach Sr., and Donita Gill; uncles, John Jr., Dick, Dave, and Tim Dietelbach.
Growing up he was in many sports, bowling, football, golf, and baseball, where they made city champs. Went on to race motocross at the Pontiac Silverdome. Race street stock, then went on to sprint car racing where he made Rookie of the Year in 1995 and was in Open Wheel Magazine. Big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State, and NASCAR. He had a love for nature and loved to help his friend farm, snowmobiling and four wheeling, but what he loved the most was family, friends, campfires, and tradition. He was a big advocate for people with disabilities and had a big heart. Eric was quick witted and had a sparkle in his eye and could make you smile. He lived life to the fullest. A special thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital for the respect and care of our son.
Eric was also a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. A special thank you to Pastor Michael Spann.
If you would like to donate, Eric would like you to simply be an organ donor to give someone a chance of life as was given to him.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). Graveside services will be private.
Patty J. Bauman, 62, of rural Rawson, passed away Easter morning at Blanchard Valley Bridge Hospice.
Patty was born on February 23, 1955, the third of four daughters born to Ray F. and M. Evalyn Bauman. She was a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and attended Owens Technical College, receiving her Associate’s Degree in Food Service and studied bookkeeping at Findlay College. Patty worked as bookkeeper at Brinkman’s Farm, Arlington, for the past 20 years.
Patty is survived by her parents; her older sister, Rebecca (Ric) Herrold of Toledo, Ohio; and her younger sister, Kathleen Lawson of Hilliard, Ohio. She is also survived by her special cousin, Pamela (Steve) Rettig of Rawson, Ohio. Patty was preceded in death by her sister, Margery Quinland.
Patty found great delight in her nieces and nephews; Dhakirah (Tasmin) Hamin, daughter and son, of Miami, Florida; Stedroy Quinland, and Ray J. Quinland of Atlanta, Georgia; Derek (Julie) Lawson and sons, of Hinckley, Ohio; and Natalie Lawson and daughter of Marion, Ohio.
Patty enjoyed flowers, gardening, decorating, cooking, and especially her many cats, and sharing all of those with her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Hoe’n Hope Garden Club.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a graveside service on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery near Arlington. The Reverend Thomas Frey will officiate. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patty’s name can be made to the Hancock County Humane Society.
Richard Joe Stacy, 84, of Findlay, Ohio passed away on April 13, 2017 at 9:05 in the morning surrounded by his wife and family. Richard was born on August 12, 1932 to Lynn and Margaret Stacy of Findlay, Ohio. He grew up on the Stacy farm with his brothers, Albert, John, Max and Ronald.
He is survived by brother Albert (Barbara) Stacy, brother Max (Marjorie) Stacy, brother Ronald (Susan) Stacy and sister-in-law Sharon Stacy.
He was the oldest son and loved playing sports. During high school at Van Buren he played football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. He was undefeated in wrestling and proud of it. Richard went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Joanne, on June 9, 1951, before heading to Virginia to serve in the United States Army where he served from 1952 – 1954 as Staff Sergeant. Richard and Joanne were married for 65 wonderful years. Together they raised three children, Michael (Debra) Stacy of Van Buren, Ohio, Linda (Tim) Carles of Van Buren, Ohio, and Lisa (David) Wolfe-Erickson of Findlay, Ohio. Upon returning to Findlay, Richard followed in his family’s roots, he continued farming and started working for the United States Postal Service. He decided to start selling insurance in the evenings. In 1955, Richard and Joanne founded Stacy Insurance Agency. Their commitment, dedication and long sacrificed hours grew their business from a side garage on North Main Street in Findlay to one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Northwest Ohio. Recently, celebrated 67 years of business in the community. Richard treated each employee like family. His welcoming smile and kind heart left each client feeling content and well protected as part of his own family.
Richard served as the President of the Farmers Club, Findlay Independent Insurance Agents and Findlay Jaycees. He was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He loved serving his community and was proud to be from Findlay. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish and the Findlay County Club. After retiring in 2003, you could catch him golfing with all of his friends or on the beach enjoying his sweetheart, JoJo. Richard loved his grandchildren and enjoyed supporting all of their interest wherever that might take him. Stacey (Donald) Foltz of Van Buren, Ohio, Jill (David) Caldwell of Stowe, Ohio, Matthew (Lynae) Stacy of McComb, Ohio, Errol and Andrew Wolfe of Findlay, Ohio and Sadie and Bradyn Erickson of Findlay, Ohio. Along with his great-grandchildren, Hunter and Carson Foltz of Van Buren, Ohio.
Richard was known as “Gee” to his grandchildren who loved him dearly. Richard was a loyal Ohio sports fan. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers were his pride and joy. He’d hardly miss a game. Many will remember his Ohio State Buckeye vans with his musical tunes. He would light up with that twinkle in his eyes and contagious smile that made every person feel loved. His family will continue to honor all the values he stood for throughout his 84 years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or Cancer Patient Services. There will be a Mass on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, Ohio 45840. The family will be available for calling hours at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Followed by a Celebration of Life Open House from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive, Findlay, Ohio 45840. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements
Janice Ann Siefer, 54, of Findlay, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born on January 3, 1963 to Robert C. and Patricia A. (Eckman) Siefer.
Jan enjoyed riding her Harley, July 4th celebrations, going to concerts, camping, and needle point. Most of all, she loved spending time with her five grandchildren.
Janice is survived by her life partner, Mark Keeran; father; sons, Dustin Siefer, Robert C. (Elizabeth) Siefer II, and Arian Keeran; daughters, Nora Keeran, and Amber Hartley; grandchildren, Tristan, Ethan, Zack, Jeanie, and Elias; her brothers, Robert (Tina), Leroy (Cheryl), and Allan (Tammy) Siefer; and sisters, Rosemary, and Marilyn Siefer. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by her mother.
A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Janice’s home. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Mark Keeran in c/o her grandchildren.
Beverly A. Schroeder, 67, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017 at her Findlay, Ohio residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 21, 1949 in Denver, Colorado to the late Wayne P. Price, Margret J. Price, and step-father, Joseph A. Dell.
Beverly graduated from Saint Wendelin High School in Fostoria, Ohio. She attended Mercy School of Nursing College and graduated with top honors. Devoted and hardworking, Beverly enjoyed a long and productive career as a registered nurse for forty-three years. Beverly had a dedication to the advancement of medicine and focused the majority of her career on taking care of people with serious illnesses. A true advocate of patient care, she spent countless hours researching and facilitating change in care standards and insurance practices. She retired from nursing formally in the Home Health setting in 2014. In addition to her professional activities, Beverly was a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Findlay, Ohio. She had a long-standing commitment to raising and training dogs, all rescued from shelters. An avid animal enthusiast and supporter of animal shelter activities, she often took dogs to local nursing homes for resident visits. She enjoyed volunteering with Challenged Champions, 50 North Senior Center, and Cancer Patient Services. Beverly was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who deeply loved her.
A more informal narrative of her life will be published in the Courier’s “Celebrations” section on Tuesday, April 18th.
Beverly is survived by her loving husband, Michael H. Schroeder; children, Tara Schroeder, Trisha (Nathan) Buza, and Paige Schroeder; grandchildren, Reese, and Roman Buza. She is also survived by her sisters, Bonnie (Terrance) Miller, Barbara (James) Schlotterbeck; brother Wayne (Amy) Price; and her two sisters-in-law, Martha (Bill) Kehrli, and Patricia (David) Schilling.
Calling hours are Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A Mass will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 11:30 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 617 West Main Cross St., Findlay, Ohio 45840 (Downtown). Father Scott Woods will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Michael Cemetery. A lunch reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 701 West Main Cross St., Findlay, Ohio 45840. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Cancer Patient Services, 50 North Center, Findlay, Ohio 45840, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio 43210, The Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Columbus, Ohio 43212 in Beverly Schroeder’s memory.
Steven James Brown, 67, of Findlay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, and went to be with his Lord and Savior at Bridge Hospice Care Center on April 3, 2017. He was born on December 22, 1949 to James W. and Nancy J. (Alspach) Brown. Steven married Patricia E. Schultz and they shared 48 loving years together.
Steven enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and spending time with his family.
Steven is survived by his father, James; his loving wife, Patricia; son, Steven D. (Deanna) Brown; and his daughter, Doni J. (Terry) Wickard. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Jonathon, Jacob, Allyson, and Brayden; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Bonnie), and Jim (Melanie); and his sister, Carol (Kelly) Boutwell. Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy J. Brown.
Friends and family may visit on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Spann officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Steven’s name may be made to the Bridge Home Health and Hospice Care Center.
Jupiter Ramirez, 58, of Rawson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born in La Feria, Texas on May 14, 1958 to the late Jose and Antonina (Villanueva) Ramirez.
Jupiter enjoyed his cats, fishing, and he loved his family very much.
Jupiter is survived by his wife, Sue; and his two children, Raphael, and Clarissa Ramirez, both of Rawson. He is also survived by his brother, Rick Ramirez of Lima; and two sisters, Venus Ramirez, and Marlen DeLaFuente, both of Mishawaka, Indiana; nieces, Lesley Maydon, Cindy Maydon, and Katelynn DeLaFuente; and nephews, James Ramirez, Carlos, Gavin, and Austin Maydon. In addition to his parents, Jupiter was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Ramirez, and Miguel DeLaFuente.
Friends and family may visit on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A time of sharing will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Jupiter’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
Shae Renee Dickerson, 23, of Findlay, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. She was born in Findlay on July 8, 1993 to Shawn Dickerson and Lindy (Hernandez) Schellenberg.
Shae loved her daughters, spending time with family, listening to music, and enjoyed taking selfies.
Shae is survived by her mother, Lindy; daughters, Macie Rae Price, and Audree Lynn Price; grandfather, Richard Schellenberg Sr., father of her children, Brock Price; her brother, Kenny D. Schellenberg; sisters, Natasha L. (Dickerson) Springer, Brittany, and Tiffani. She is also survived by her niece, Gracie; and nephew, Jalin; aunts and uncles, Chip and Becky, Eldonna and Deb, Richard and Bonnie, Tammy and Bill; aunt, Sherry; uncle, Jame Dickerson; cousins, Nicole LeeAnn, and Aaron; and her grandmother, Betty. Shae was preceded in death by her father, Shawn E. Dickerson; and grandmother, Loveda.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). Memorial contributions in Shae’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.