Greg Wood, Nov. 27, 1953-May 27, 2013

Gregory Steven Wood, 59, of Catawba Island, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, May 27. He was born in Nuremberg, Germany on November 11, 1953, the son of John H. and Matilda (Peto) Wood.

A Celebration of Life for Greg will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Vanda Lou Tong, May 10, 1927-May 27, 2013

Vanda Lou Tong, 86, of Port Clinton, passed away, Monday, May 27, at her residence. Vanda was born May 10, 1927, in Fostoria, the daughter of Clarence J. and Lou Browna (Reeder) Fox

Cremation has taken place under the direct care of Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneral


Lois Conklin Payne

Lois Conklin Payne died on Monday, May 27, at Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community in Lakeside—Marblehead. Lois was born in Oak Harbor, Ohio, daughter of Effie and Wesley Balduf.

She graduated from Port Clinton H.S. as Valedictorian and attended Tiffin University, after which she worked in the Personnel Department on the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio. There she met and married Charles S. Conklin of the University of Minnesota. They had two sons, lived in many cities and traveled much of the world. They retired to Cape Coral, FL, in 1977, where her husband died in 1989. No matter where the Conklins lived, Lois was always involved in community affairs. In Toledo in the 1970’s Lois co-chaired the first three Decorator Showcases including the Stranahan home.  She also volunteered to raise funds for the Hospital Ship Project Hope.

While in Cape Coral, Lois was very active in the Faith Presbyterian Church, serving as Moderator of the Deacons and the Elder and Chairman of Membership.  She was a past President and Founder of her beloved PEO Chapter GD. She was General Chairman of the State PEO Convention in Fort Myers in 1991. She had been an avid golfer, winning several Club Championships in New Jersey, and was a former member of the Inverness Club in Toledo and Palmetto Pines CC in Cape Coral.

In 1995, she married Orville D. Payne, her childhood sweetheart, of Port Clinton, in Sarasota, FL. When she moved to Sarasota, she became a member of PEO Chapter BM.

Mrs. Payne is survived by her son William H. Conklin and wife Sandra of Raleigh, NC, and granddaughters Caryn Conklin Quinn of NY; Dr. Heather Conklin of Memphis, TN, and her child Calvin; son Craig Conklin and his wife Margaret of Tidewater Island, Ft. Myers, FL, and grandson Bradley of Powell, OH; her only sister, Marjorie , Jack, Bob and Tom Payne.

Lois was blessed to have had two wonderful husbands that loved her dearly. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Private graveside services will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, is handling arrangements. On line condolences may be shared with the family at


Leo and Ruth Kimmet celebrate 60th anniversary

Leo and Ruth Kimmet reaffirmed their wedding vows at Immaculate Conception Church on Sunday, May 12, during the 10:30 a.m. mass, with Pastor Fr. John Missler officiating. A family dinner was held at Mon Ami after the mass.

Leo and Ruth have resided in Erie Township for the past 60 years and spend their winters in Ft. Myers, FL. They have two children, Kevin and Karen, and four grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Benjamin and Ashley.


Births for May 30, 2013

A girl was born on May 13 at Firelands Medical Center in Sandusky to Sara and Daniel Toris Jr. of Oak Harbor.
A boy was born on May 14 at Firelands Medical Center in Sandusky to Brandi and Ryan McBride of Lakeside-Marblehead.


Joseph A. Reau, March 11, 1939-May 26, 2013

Joseph A. Reau, 74, of Oak Harbor, died Sunday, May 26, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on March 11, 1939, in Oak Harbor to Lawson C. and Lavida (Humphrey) Reau.

Per Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Toussainter Wake at Joe's Pole Barn will take place on Saturday, June 1, starting at 3 p.m. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences for Joe may be shared with the family at


Irma N. Howell

Irma N. Howell, 63, of Port Clinton, OH, Died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center.  Arrangements are pending at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton, OH.


Georgianna Hawking

Georgianna K. Hawking, 74, of Genoa, formerly of Port Clinton, died Wednesday evening, May 22, at Parkview Care Center in Fremont.  To view the full obituary and share online condolences with the family, visit


Barbara Ann Zunk, Dec. 16, 1950-May 20, 2013

Barbara Ann Zunk, 62, of Oak Harbor, passed away on May 20, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Barb was born December 16, 1950, in Port Clinton. She was the daughter of Frederick and Lucille (Lorensen) Zunk.

Viewing hours are 2-8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, with an hour visitation prior from 10-11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9789 W. Oak Harbor S.E. Co. Rd. #17, Oak Harbor. Final resting place will be in Roose Cemetery, Salem Township, Oak Harbor. A bereavement gathering will be held back at the church following interment. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Peggy A. Schaefer

Peggy Arlene Schaefer, 70, of Leesburg, Florida passed away on May 10th. She was the firstborn daughter of Helen and Harold Mastenbrook.

Services were held Thursday, May 16, at Page-Theus Funeral Home Chapel, Leesburg, Fl. Online condolences may be left by visiting A memorial celebration will be held in Port Clinton at a later date.

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