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Ann M. Slusher

Posted on July 28th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Ann M. Slusher

PALMYRA – Ann M. Slusher, age 91 of Palmyra, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.    

She was born in South Lyon, on August 11, 1928, to Sidney J. and Corina L. (Bachand) Radeke. Ann graduated from Pioneer High School in 1946. On June 16, 1947, she married J. LeRoy Putney and he preceded her in death in 1968. On September 19, 1970, she married Robert “Bob” Slusher and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2015.

Ann was a very active member of the community until this summer. She loved to travel and saw 49 of the 50 states with Bob. She looked at life as an adventure! She helped Bob sell produce at a roadside stand for many years.  She enjoyed attending plays at the Croswell Theater. She loved bowling and loved to … Read More »


Rebecca Buyaki Ingram

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SYLVANIA, Ohio – Rebecca Anne Buyaki Ingram, 73, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at Toledo Hospital due to complications from an emergency heart surgery. She was born on July 20, 1947, to Emery and Annie (Marsh) Buyaki in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Whiteford High School and then attended Michigan State University. Becky had the dream job of every woman, being a secret shopper for JC Penney, traveling to every state including Alaska and Hawaii. She met her husband, Benjamin Ingram, while working in New Orleans and they lived there before she moved back to Sylvania. She also worked several years for The Catholic Diocese of Toledo and many years at Elder-Beerman as a sales associate. Becky loved to travel, returning to New Orleans … Read More »


Marlene Skeels-Wolfe

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Marlene Nancy Skeels-Wolfe, age 85, of Blissfield, passed away on July 25, 2020, at Hospice of Lenawee.

She was born on December 6, 1934, in Adrian to Elwyn and Minnie (Hamann) Merillat. Marlene married Robert Wolfe on October 15, 2015, in Palmyra and he survives. Marlene was a member of the Adrian Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, and reading. She volunteered in the sewing group at Bixby Hospital.

In addition to her husband, Robert, Marlene is survived by her three children, Steve Skeels of Lapeer, Jere (Amelia) Skeels of Adrian, and Deborah (Robert) Kreighbaum of Jasper; two stepsons, Gary (Amy) Wolfe and Darin (April) Wolfe all of Blissfield; two half-brothers, Raymond (Debra) Merillat of Britton and Brian Merillat of Adrian; a half-sister, Rosanna Merillat of Adrian; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren. She was … Read More »


Dorothy Lou ‘Dottie’ Mitchell-Brown

Posted on July 12th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Dorothy Lou ‘Dottie’ Mitchell-Brown

Dorothy Lou (“Dottie”) Mitchell-Brown, 85, of Blissfield was called to our Father’s celestial home early Friday morning, June 12, 2020, to nurture, sow, and lovingly tend to The Master’s Garden. Born February 17, 1935, in Blissfield, she was the daughter of Millard and May Jewel (Falk) Saxton. Dottie was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a graduate of Blissfield High School. Dottie was proudly employed at the GM plant in Adrian. Dottie was an active member of the Wellsville Methodist Church. She was also a former member of the Blissfield Presbyterian Church. On January 16, 1954, Dottie married Charles Mitchell. They shared over 34 … Read More »


Sherry Augustyniak

Posted on May 13th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Sherry Augustyniak

RIGA – Sherry Kay Oyler Augustyniak, age 52, of Riga, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Toledo Hospital.  She was born June 1, 1967 in Adrian to Willie Jerry and Karen Kay (Tabbert) Oyler.  She was married to Jeffrey Augustyniak.  Sherry was an equestrian and loved horses and Great Danes.  She took horticulture in school. She enjoyed flower gardening and cooking.

In addition to her husband, Jeffrey, she is survived by her mother, Karen (Larry Kastel) Tabbert of Riga; her mother-in-law, Linda Augustyniak of Holland, Ohio; her father-in-law, Larry Augustyniak of Ottawa Lake, Michigan; a son, Thomas Augustyniak of Riga; two brothers, Tim (JoAnna) Oyler of Ottawa Lake and B. Jay Rodriguez of Lapeer, Michigan; a brother-in-law, Scott (Tisha) Augustyniak of Maumee, Ohio;  nieces and nephews, Scott, Josh, Coty, Autumn, Cam, and Eli; two fur babies, Brutus and Brody.  … Read More »


Lila May Berry

Posted on May 13th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Lila May Berry

The family of Lila May Berry, regrets and is deeply saddened, that due to the coronavirus the memorial and celebration of life for Lila May, that was to be held May 16, 2020, is canceled.


Joan Sudborough

Posted on May 13th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Joan Sudborough

ADRIAN – Joan Ellen Sudborough, 88, of Adrian, died early Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, at her home. She was born March 30, 1932, in Adrian, the only child born of the late Arthur and Agnes (Keller) Knoblauch.
After graduating from Blissfield High School in 1950, Joan went on to Davis Business College. On March 29, 1952, Joan married Donald F. Sudborough, in Blissfield, and they shared 49 years together before his passing in 2001. Over the years, Joan worked in the office at Ramus Automotive and Tom Prange Auto Village; and enjoyed selling Avon for more than 40 years and was a long-standing member of Avon’s Presidents Club. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, and a volunteer at St. John’s Lutheran School. Joan was a Girl Scout Leader when her family was young … Read More »


Merle Karl

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  MAUMEE, Ohio – Merle M. Karl, age 77, of Maumee passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. He was born March 6, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Martin and Myrtle (Seegert) Karl Sr.

Merle graduated from Blissfield High School in 1962 and worked for Champion Spark Plug in Toledo, Ohio. In his younger years he enjoyed dancing with friends and later in life helped to renovate several homes to help others he knew. Merle is survived by his older brother, Stanley Karl of Blissfield. Merle was preceded in death by his parents and four other siblings, Marlo (Karl) Seeburger, Wilbur Karl, Nelda Karl, and Martin Karl Jr. Arrangements are under the care of Urbanski Funeral Home, … Read More »


Nora Maher

Posted on May 13th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Nora Maher

Nora Marie Maher, age 57, of Blissfield, passed away at Toledo Hospital on May 12, 2020, surrounded by family.

She was
born on January 30, 1963, in Tecumseh, to Jay and Vanda (Ruhl) Fisher. She
graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science.
On June 26, 1993, in Palmyra, Nora married Michael T. Maher and he survives. Nora
worked for the United States Postal Service as a Postal Clerk starting her career
working part-time at the Palmyra, Deerfield, and Riga Post Offices and then
transitioning to full-time at the Blissfield Post Office, where she loved
interacting with her customers. She was a member of the Blissfield Baptist
Church and was a devoted homemaker, who was instrumental in home-schooling her
children.  She enjoyed crafting, making jewelry
and greeting cards, and enjoyed doing theater and plays.

In
addition to her husband, Mike, Nora is survived by her two children, Yvonne and
Jay … Read More »


James Hottenstein

Posted on April 15th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on James Hottenstein

MONROE – James F. Hottenstein, age 80, of Monroe, passed away on April 11, 2020, at his home.

He was born on May 18, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, to Frank and Fredericka (Schlieman) Hottenstein. On December 28, 1967, in Clinton, he married Priscilla J. Herman and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Priscilla, James is survived by his three children, Donald (Debbie) Hottenstein of Monroe, Robert (Shelly) Hottenstein of Deerfield, and Debbie (Tilman) Sandusky of Delta, OH; one brother, Phil (Barbara) Hottenstein of Blissfield; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ryonn; two sons, Tyson and James; his parents; a granddaughter, Natasha Hottenstein; and a grandson Joshoua Hottenstein.

A viewing for James was held at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from noon until 20 p.m.  Due to the COVID-19 … Read More »



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