Diane Fox Oct. 15, 1954-July 3, 2013

Diane Christine Fox, 58, of Oak Harbor, passed away Wednesday, July 3, at St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born October 15, 1954, in Toledo, to Lawrence and Edith (Hansen) Fox. Besides raising three daughters Diane worked for Sharon Manufacturing for over 12 years and sold jewelry for Lia Sophia. She was a member of Piece by Peace Quilters Guild in Oak Harbor. Diane loved to do charity work and donated quilts she made to Ottawa County WIC for the last ten years.


Crescencio Armendariz May 5, 1922-July 9, 2013

Crescencio Armendariz, 91, of Port Clinton, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 9, at Countryside Continuing Care Center in Fremont. He was born on May 5, 1922, in Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton.

On Friday, July 12, prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Private burial will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

 Online condolences may be left for the family at


Marriage licenses

Corey Gough, 22, student, of Lorain, and Dessa Gurzynski, 20, student, of Marblehead.
Kevin Whitt, 42, and Amanda Miller, 37, teacher assistant, both of Port Clinton.
Matthew Schimming, 37, taxidermist, and Lacy Hager, 31, teacher, both of Port Clinton.
Michael Beier, 38, tool and die, and Lisa Huffman, 39, dental hygienist, both of Oak Harbor.
Harold Skidmore, 55, maintenance, and Nancy Musser, 65, laborer, both of Oak Harbor.
James Ashton, 45, factory, and Anne Powell, 49, LPN, both of Port Clinton.
Randy McNalley, 60, warehouseman, and Carolyn Johnson, 56, disability, both of Port Clinton.
Justin Bless, 26, sales, and Ashley Conner, 25, cash office clerk, both of Curtice.


Patricia Herzig, July 16, 1939-July 7, 2013

Patricia R. "Pat" Herzig (nee: Barkhauer), 73, of Port Clinton (formerly of North Olmsted), passed away Sunday, July 7, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 16, 1939 in Cleveland. Pat cherished spending time with her family; she enjoyed cleaning, cooking-entertaining immensely with lots of food, sewing, boating, travel and loved her dogs Gismo and Lexi. 

Survivors include her husband of fifteen years Randie A. Herzig of Port Clinton; her children: Tammi R. Zavatchen (Dave) of Brunswick; Torri A. Barth (Mike) of Strongsville; Tim E. Pesta (fiancé  Tiffany Walborn) of Dundee, MI; Jennifer Freeman of Truckee, CA; Christopher Herzig of Jones, OK. Additional survivors include ten grandchildren; Craig (Kelly), Justin, Chris, Kaylee, Yonna, Annabelle, Virginia, Alex, Ella, Aaron. Pat was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild; little baby Barth, due in September. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Pesta Jr.; a son, James R. Pesta; and her parents, Robert and Helen (nee: Weiss) Barkhauer.


Austyn Morin, April 27, 1996-July 4, 2013

Austyn James Morin, 17, of Marblehead, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 4, in Hermanville, MS. He was born on April 27, 1996, in Sandusky.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 East Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Oliver John Henry Nov. 24, 1917-July 2, 2013

Oliver "John" Henry, 95, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, July 2, at his home. He was born November 24, 1917, in Bay Township, to John N. and Bertha (Applegate) Henry. 

The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor, with burial to follow in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor American Legion Post #114 and V.F.W. Post #8732 conducted military graveside services. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Charlotte M. Branum April 4, 1917-July 4, 2013

Charlotte M. Branum, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away Thursday, July 4, at her son’s residence in Parma, surrounded by her loving family. Charlotte was born on April 4, 1917, in Lima, the daughter of Jessie and Blanche (Railing) Cotner. 

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader at 10 a.m., Monday, July 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

    6-24-13 Michael D. Sarnes to Kristina L. M. and Scott M. Wildman, 5199 North Billman Road, $277,500.

Bay Township

    6-27-13 Nancy Jennings to Robin L. Jennings, 4900 West Fremont Road, $19,400.

Carroll Township

    6-24-13 Fannie Mae to Lesa Michael, 1413 State Route 19, $40,000.

    6-26-13 James and Frankie Pyburn to Michael D. and Vicki L. Ricker, 6354 North Harris Harbor, $100,000.

    6-27-13 Kenneth and Paula Rippy to Dennis and Patricia Lantzy, 6394 Harris Harbor, $55,000.

    6-28-13 David K. Gates to US Bank National Association, 10123 West Toussaint East Road, $83,334.


Joanne Mehalic December 18, 1935-Nov. 27, 2012

Joanne Mehalic, 76, of Port Clinton, passed away, Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was born on December 18, 1935, in Port Clinton, the daughter of George Earl and Susan (Christiansen) Walls. She married Charles (Chuck) W. Mehalic on May 6, 1980, in Euclid, OH, and he preceded her in death on February 10, 1995. 

Survivors include: Daughter: Denise (Michael) Linnen; Sons: Randall (Sharon) Brokate and Bryan (Sandra) Brokate; Daughter: Andrea (Bud) Wright; Son: Scott Brokate; Daughter: Melissa (Ashraf) El-Meanawy; Brother: Robert Walls; Sister: Linda Makuhan; 14 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers: Roy Walls, George “Junior” Walls, Gene “Duke” Walls, Donald Walls; sisters: Susan Clark, Mavis “Pudge” Combs and Beverly Walls.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Memorial contributions in memory of Joanne may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory has assisted the family with arrangements.


Reuben Clay McCain Feb. 18, 1933-June 28, 2013

Reuben Clay McCain, 80, passed from his earthly life into his eternal life on Friday, June 28, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY, after he struggled with a short battle of terminal cancer. 

Reuben was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Owenton, KY, to the late Benjamin and Rachel (Clifton) McCain. Because Reuben’s father was a Pilgrim Holiness minister, the family relocated several times in his early years of life. Reuben attended and graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, KY. He participated on the baseball and bowling teams.

After graduating from high school he worked briefly in Pogue’s in downtown Cincinnati and the Gibson Greeting Card Company in Cincinnati. In 1953, he was drafted into the United States Army until 1955. He then returned back to Gibson Greeting Card Company where he met his future love of his life and wife, Betty Jo Rees. They were married a year later on Aug. 18, 1956, and lived in Covington, KY. In the same year, he then took a job for Western-Southern Life Insurance Company until he retired after 33 years in Sept. 1989. He remained married to Betty for 52 years until her death on Nov. 29, 2008.

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