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.


Stacy E. Kleinhans April 11, 1958-June 27, 2013

Stacy E. Kleinhans, 55, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, June 27, as the result of an automobile accident. Stacy was born on April 11, 1958, in Fremont, the daughter of Joe Pasch and Shirley (McKay) O'Donnell. 

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Roger Hofacker Oct. 1, 1948-June 30, 2013

Roger A. Hofacker, 64, passed away June 30 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He was born October 1, 1948, in Port Clinton to Emmett and Eldamae (Balduff) Hofacker.  He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1968. He most recently worked for Port Clinton City Schools, retiring in 2006. He had also worked for Lakeshore Dairy, A & P, and Englebeck Packing. He loved to travel, especially to Michigan and Peelee Island. He was a member of ST. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton.

He is survived by his brothers: Mark (Paulene) Hofacker of Lewis Center, OH, Paul (Luann) Hofacker of Port Clinton; sisters: Carol Jolliff of Forest, OH, Pamela (Martin) Migot of Port Clinton, Susan Brent of Port Clinton. He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. He was preceeded in death by his parents, brother Dale Hofacker and brother-in-law John Jolliff.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 3, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 8, at Roose Cemetery, Oak Harbor, with Pastor James Lehman officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton or Edgewood Manor Nursing Center Activities Fund. The family would like to thank Edgewood Manor for their good care of Roger. He had many resident and employee friends there. On line condolences may be shared with the family at .


Marriage licenses

Philip MacLaren, 31, graphic designer, and Kristin Trace, 28, health policy manager, both of Lyneham, Act, Australia.
Eric Kozina, 34, wastewater operator, and Erin Michelson, 29, student, both of Millbury.
Walter Gabbard, 26, director of video production, and Kayla Horton, 23, stay-at-home mom, both of Port Clinton.
Jason Greening, 37, chef, and Sasha Bradshaw, 34, management, both of Port Clinton.
Kenneth Sander, 31, bank manager, and Megan Damschroder, 26, teacher, both of Genoa.
Marcus Everly, 24, laborer, and Lindsay Cicanese, 24, dispatcher, both of Port Clinton.
Randy Wright, 38, factory worker, of Sandusky, and Jena Bahnsen, 29, home health care provider, of Oak Harbor.
John Wilkins, 48, firefighter, EMT, bus driver, and Jennifer Jeffries, 48, cashier, both of Curtice.
Dane Jesse, 29, construction, and Kayla Althaus, 26, student, both of Port Clinton.
Anthony Shack, 68, retired, and Roxanne Schultze, 62, restaurant manager, both of Oak Harbor.


Marriage licenses

Sean Hall, 32, and Erica Asher, 28, habilitation specialist, both of Genoa.
Douglas VanHorn, 44, retail manager, and Jennifer Lopez, 44, paralegal, both of Elmore.
Michael Kasperczyk, 27, clinical therapist, and Kristin Benroth, 27, pharmacist, both of Port Clinton.
Christopher Propp, 24, design engineer, of Wausau, WI, and Katherine Wegert, 21, of Elmore.
Chad Atkinson, 33, mechanical engineer, of Oak Harbor, and Lindsey Sharrer, 31, teacher, of Fremont.


Robert J. Zam, Jr.

Robert J. Zam, Jr., 49, of  Seminole, FL, and previously of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, June 23, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Dorothy Gress, July 17, 1917-June 22, 2013

Dorothy J. Gress, 95, of Port Clinton, passed away, Saturday, June 22, at Riverview Heathcare Campus, Oak Harbor. She was born in LaPorte, IN, on July 10, 1917, the daughter of O.T. and Ipha (White) Dysard.

A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St. Port Clinton, may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, PA. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Goldie Wood, Sept. 10, 1946-June 22, 2013

Goldie Wood, 67, of  Port Clinton, died Saturday, June 22, in her residence. She was born in Quincy, KY, on September 10, 1946, to Richard and Bertha E. (Royster) Butler.

A funeral service for Goldie will be conducted at 11 a.m.,Thursday, June 28, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.  Interment will be in the Catawba Island Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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