Ruth E. Finke Nov. 2, 1942-July 23, 2014

Ruth E. Finke, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, July 23, at her residence.  Ruth was born on April 29, 1918 in Port Clinton, the daughter of Edwin and Lura (Schlagel) Schrader.  On November 2, 1942 in Georgia, she married Theron R. Finke and he preceded her in death on August 6, 1980.  

Ruth was a dedicated homemaker.  She worked as the house mother at the Providence School of Nursing, a cook at Bataan Elementary School and an LPN at Magruder Hospital.  Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, and the women’s Pricilla Circle.  She was a founding member of the Ottawa County Mothers of Twins Club.  Ruth will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.  

Survivors include: Sons: Ronald (Sandra) Finke, Donald (Jean Page) Finke and Todd (Lindi) Finke; Daughter: Cynthia (Ben) Simpson; 7 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Sunday, July 27, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton.  Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. James Lehman at 11 a.m., Monday, July 28, in St, John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, with visitation at church from 10-11 a.m.  Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.  Memorial donations in memory of Ruth may be given to St. John Lutheran Church.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Ruth Finke

Ruth Finke, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away Wednesday, July 23, at her residence.  Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

    7-15-14 Justin S. Riffle to John F. Wright Jr. and Barbara S. Wright, 22070 West Allen Drive, $9,500.

Bay Township

    7-14-14 Todd P. and Diane M. Winke to Erica P. and Matthew J. Bloomer, 5261 West Oak Harbor SE Road, $125,500. 

    7-14-14 Tom and Kathleen Palumbo to Roger W. Nienberg, 670 Clyde Street, $50,000.

    7-14-14 David and Elaine J. Matz to John B. and Mary J. Fowler, 2870 Cleveland Avenue,$65,000.


Marriage licenses

Dennis Lee Hutton, 58, disabled and Regina Lynn Hutton, 44, disabled, both of Oak Harbor.

Gregory S. Willis, 20, construction and Angela M. Lancaster, 19, both of Port Clinton.

Sean Michael Klosky, 20, software architect and Kirstie J. Eisenmann, 38, speech pathologist, both of Marina Del Ray, CA.

Jonathon David Ohm, 25, electrician and Jessica L. Rodwancy, 23, cosmetologist, both of Port Clinton.

Jeffrey J. Chambers, 24, maintenance mechanic and Shawna L. Bear, 30, rehab supervisor, both of Genoa.



A boy was born on July 15 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Kate and Jonathon Baer of Marblehead.


Veronica Mae (Monok) Cerralvo April 29, 1939-July 21, 2014

Veronica Mae (Monok) Cerralvo, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away on Monday, July 21, surrounded by her loved ones.  Born on April 29, 1939, to Stephen F and Veronica M (Ontko) Monok, “Verna Mae” enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the beautiful lakeside town of Marblehead, where she lived until she began her studies at Cleveland State University. It was there that she met her husband, Frank J Cerralvo.  Following their courtship and marriage, Veronica and Frank settled in Lakewood, where they had their first child. With strong faith and a deep love for one another, Veronica and Frank enjoyed countless good times, and were each other’s comfort and strength through the bad, including the unexpected passing of their second child, Douglas James, in 1963. Over the years, Frank and Veronica added three more children to their family, raising them in Ohio, and then in Texas, where they all live to this day.  


Edward Sandrock March 27, 1920-July 17, 2014

Edward Sandrock, 94, joined his wife of 62 years in eternal peace early July 17.  Ed passed in his sleep of natural causes at Edgewood Manor, Port Clinton, where he resided the past two years.  He was born March 27, 1920.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson Street, Port Clinton from 9:30 a.m. until a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Harry Hunt, officiating. A light luncheon will be held immediately following the service in the parish hall. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Elliston Cemetery in Elliston, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore; or to Stein Hospice, Sandusky. Online condolences may be shared with the family at The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.


Fannie D. Mack

Fannie D. Mack, 91 of Catawba Island, passed away July 18, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.  Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory.


Scott R. Badish

Scott R. Badish, 46, of Sheffield Lake, Passed away July 18, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Oak Harbor.


Real estate transfers

Benton Township

    7-11-14 Ashvin K. Shah to Robert J. and Machell F. Lajti, 2380 Rocky Ridge Road, $27,000.

Carroll Township

    7-7-14 Justin D. and Marcy A. Raus to Sean G. Moore, 7240 Rankie Road, $269,000.

    7-7-14 Roger and Charlene Long to Melvin E. William Jr. and Teresa A. Williamson, 1085 North Bass, Unit 4056, $16,800.

    7-8-14 Douglas D. and Stacey A. Hosey to Jodi L. and Bruce A. Ferguson, 6791 Pearl Street, $140,000.

    7-9-14 Lennie W. Zunk to Tracy J. and Lisa M. Bodi, 0 Rider Road, $55,000.

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