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Robert Ogden

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Robert Ogden

ADRIAN – Robert D. Ogden, age 70, of Adrian, passed away on December 16, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1948, in Adrian to Richard and Jeanette (Brown) Ogden. He married Cindy Liechty and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2017. He worked for Kuhlman’s Concrete Company as a truck driver for over 30 years retiring in 2013. Robert enjoyed anything farm related and watching cowboy shows. He especially enjoyed socializing with friends over a cup of coffee.
Robert is survived by his sister, Deborah (Robert) Pooley of Blissfield; step children, Mike (Tracy) Erchler of Tenn. and Margo Miller of Adrian; half-brother, James (Laura) Marsh of Toledo, Ohio; and half-sister, Jacqueline O’Neill of Sarasota, Fla. In addition to his wife, Cindy, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no public … Read More »


Fern McMunn

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Fern McMunn

JASPER- Fern Louise McMunn , age 90, of Jasper, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Hospice of Lenawee Home with her family by her side.
Fern was born on September 4, 1928, to William and Dorothy (O’Haver) Thompson at the family home in Riga Township.   She graduated from Blissfield High School and beauty school.   On February 22, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Blissfield, Fern married Vernon McMunn. Over the next 69 years they created many memories by working on the family farm and raising a family.
Fern was a lifelong member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Blissfield, and was involved with the Deborah Circle.  Vern and Fern spent many years volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the Red Cross along with donating blood.  Family was a priority to Fern and it showed in all that she … Read More »


Earl Kelley

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Earl Kelley

ADRIAN – Earl Dean Kelley, age 93 of Adrian, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Brookdale of Adrian under the care of Hospice. He was born on November 24, 1925, in Waldron, Michigan to Leland and Emily (Ford) Kelley. Earl was a graduate of Adrian High School in 1943. On March 28, 1948, Earl married Virginia Kodelman in Riga, Michigan. Earl was owner of Twin Curves Dairy Farm for 60 years. Earl was also an auctioneer for many years with Mitchell and Kelley. He enjoyed pulling tractors and operated “My Last Excuse” super farm tractor. He was past member of the National Tractor Pulling Association and Wolverine Pullers Association. He served on the Agricultural Society of Lenawee County for 47 years and President for 10 years. He exhibited livestock at the Lenawee County Fair for 80 years and served on … Read More »


Mildred Tipton

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Mildred Tipton

Mildred ‘Millie’ Tipton, 81 of Blissfield, passed away Saturday , December 15, 2018, at her home under the loving care of her family.

Millie was born on May 26, 1937, in Toledo, OH to John and Ruth (Cahow) Carl.   On June 26, 1976, she married James Tipton at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Toledo, OH, he survives.

Millie graduated from Maumee High School in 1955.   She attended the University of Toledo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She had several secretarial jobs but retired from the University of Toledo where she was the assistant to the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences. Millie was named outstanding Woman of the Year Clerical / Secretarial in 1989 at University of Toledo by the University Women’s Commission. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where she served … Read More »


Charles “Chuck” Fischer

Posted on October 24th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Charles “Chuck” Fischer

DEERFIELD — Charles “Chuck” F. Fischer, age of 83, of Deerfield, passed away on October 18, 2018, at Toledo Hospital.
Chuck was born on July 3, 1935, in Adrian, to Henry and Barbara (Spiegel) Fischer.  He graduated from Blissfield High School.  In 1957, Chuck married Marjorie Wahl and they shared 45 years together before her passing in 2002. On January 15, 2005, he married Judy (Diver) Hoffman and she survives.
Chuck was a hard worker and lifelong farmer raising crops in the Deerfield area and retiring from Blissfield Manufacturing.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palmyra. Chuck enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, camping and playing Euchre.   Chuck was an avid bird watcher and was able to tell the type of bird just by the sound they made.  He often took the time to visit with family and friends while relaxing outside … Read More »


Norman Schadewald

Posted on October 24th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Norman Schadewald

Norman F. Schadewald, age 91, of Blissfield, passed away on October 16, 2018, at Toledo Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1927, in Deerfield to William and Mary (Hegy) Schadewald, Sr.  Norman married Ila Ann Rehklau on March 3, 1949, and they shared over 50 years together before her passing in 2004.
Norman was a life-long Riga farmer who was use to putting in long days while tending to his crops.  After retiring from farming and moving into the village of Blissfield, he had the time to enjoy bowling, gardening and attending Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens games.  Norman was an active member of Blissfield Baptist Church and participated in the Men for Missions Group.
Funeral services for Norman were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield with Pastor Tom Frantz officiating.  Burial … Read More »


Kenneth “Kenny” Orel

Posted on October 24th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Kenneth “Kenny” Orel

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Orel, age 61 of Blissfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Blissfield.
Ken was the son of Gene and Gloria (Gouldsberry) Orel and was a Blissfield High School graduate.  He served as a manager for the Blissfield High School baseball team and his 1973 season team was inducted into the Blissfield Hall of Fame.  On April 23, 2010, he married Deborah Johnson and she survives.   For over 42 years, Ken had been employed by Blissfield Manufacturing.  Ken could often be found at the kitchen table watching the brids at the feeder.  He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and bonfires.  His favorite place to camp was in the marshlands up north and could usually be found watching the woods or fields for deer or watching the night sky for shooting stars.  Ken was an avid … Read More »


Linda Korth

Posted on June 26th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Linda Korth

Linda S. Korth, 69, passed away Friday May 25, 2018 at her home in Toledo, Ohio, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease.
She was born on December 29, 1948 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Vivian (Reeves) Korth of Ottawa Lake, Michigan.
Linda attended Whiteford High School, graduating in 1966 and was the salutatorian of her class. After attending airline school in St. Paul, Minn. she moved to Chicago, Ill. and worked for numerous airlines. In 1988 she moved back home, and started her own travel agency “Going Places Travel” in Temperance, and eventually worked for AAA until her retirement. Travel was Linda’s passion, seeing 37 countries, on many cruises. Her other other favorite hobby was reading anything and everything.
She is survived by her siblings, Kathy Preston, Blissfield, and Ken Korth of New Mexico; … Read More »


James “Carter” Stevens

Posted on June 26th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on James “Carter” Stevens

MORENCI – James “Carter” Stevens, age 71, of Morenci, MI passed away on June 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 27, 1946 in Splashdam, Virginia to David Lee and Virgie (Mullins) Stevens.  On May 5, 1967 in Haysi, VA., he married his best friend, the love of his life, and his wife of 51 years, Joyce McCowan Stevens and she survives.
In his early years Carter worked in the coal mines in Virginia and drove a coal truck, He later became a truck driver delivering steal and other industrial items. Carter enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping, but most of all, he loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He was a member of the Blissfield Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Joyce, James “Carter” Stevens is survived by a daughter, Jenifer (Louie) Albright … Read More »


Rose Rodriguez

Posted on June 26th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Rose Rodriguez

Rose M. Rodriguez, age 93 formerly of Blissfield, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Flower Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born January 1, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Jesse and Frances (Yepes) Montes.
Rose met the love of her life, Henry Rodriguez, and they were married on September 3, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio.  They enjoyed 69 years together before his passing on May 12, 2011.
Rose was happiest spending time raising her children alongside her husband Henry. Once she had grandchildren, she made sure that the family traditions were strong by always bringing everyone together.  Rose religiously spent her nights reading her Bible. She cherished the time she got to spend with her family and was a great mother to her dogs throughout the years.
Rose’s dedication and love for her family will be missed by her … Read More »



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