Brian K. Brant

 Willard, Ohio – Brian K. Brant, 38, of Willard, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was born July 23, 1979 in Norwalk, Ohio, and was a lifelong area resident.

Brian was a former employee of Zimmerman Construction Co., P & P Packaging, and Chris Adams Construction Co. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Lynette Brant of Willard, Ohio, by his children, Makayla Brant of Bellevue, Ohio, Kalei Kennedy of Willard, Ohio, Kassadei Brant of Willard, Ohio, and Malachi Brant of Willard, Ohio.

Brian is also survived by his siblings, Tracy Armstrong of Sandusky, Ohio, Douglas Brant III of Plymouth, Ohio, Raymond Brant of Willard, Ohio, Timothy Brant of Willard, Ohio, and Melissa Brant of Willard, Ohio, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Brant, Jr., and by his son, Brian Keith Brant, Jr., and by his brother, Michael Brant.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brant family.

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Harry E. Shaw, Jr.

 Norwalk, Ohio – Harry E. Shaw, Jr., 75, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1942 in North Lewisburg, Ohio, and came to this area in 1953 from there.

Harry was a member of the West Hartland United Methodist Church, and Masonic Lodge #273 of Bellevue, Ohio. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 2002 with 34 years of service. Harry was a jack of all trades enjoying tinkering with engines and mowers, gardening, fishing, and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Maryanna (Whaley) Shaw of Norwalk, Ohio, by his children, Harry James Shaw of Monroeville, Ohio, and Mishelle A. Jagozinski of Toledo, Ohio.

Harry is also survived by his grandchildren, Austin, Tristen, and Chase Jagozinski, Miles and Montgomery Walls, and Malik Walls Shaw. He is also survived by his mother, Mabel L. (Ewing) Shaw of Norwalk, Ohio, by his sister, Sonja Simon of Norwalk, Ohio, by his brother, Ronnie G. Shaw, of Grand Haven, MI, and by his sister in law, Marcia Shaw of Wakeman, Ohio.

Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harry E. Shaw, Sr., by his brother, Jerry L. Shaw, by his sister in law, Diana Shaw, and by his step son, Rick Somerlot.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the West Hartland United Methodist Church, 1401 Zenobia Road, Norwalk, Ohio, where masonic will be held at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in West Hartland United Methodist Church. Rev. Josh Arrington will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Hartland United Methodist Church, or to Masonic Lodge #273, 1108 Castalia Street, Bellevue, Ohio 44811.

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Christopher A. Stieber

 Columbus, Ohio – Christopher A. Stieber, 38, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Chris knew Norwalk as his “home town”. He worked for Swift Transportation of Columbus, Ohio. Chris previously worked for Routh Packing, in Sandusky, Ohio. He was an avid reader, he enjoyed hiking, canoeing, fishing, and gave the gift of life as an organ donor.

Chris is survived by his mother, Karen (Norris) Coward, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his father, Frank J. Stieber of Norwalk, Ohio, by his sister, Julie Stieber of Norfolk, Virginia, by his maternal grandfather, Don Norris, and his wife, Kaye Ball.

He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, including Kelly Morrow, and Randy Norris, by his nephews, Aidan, and Colin Dillon, and by his cousins, Jamie Barron, and Brittany Barron.

Christopher was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Stieber Wright, by his brother, Matthew Stieber, and by his maternal grandmother, Holly Lane.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio.

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Lisa Whidden

Norwalk, Ohio – Lisa Whidden, 55, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Wednesday evening, October 11, 2017, in her home. She was born July 10, 1962 in Norwalk, Ohio, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Lois (Doughty) Clark, and lived most of her life in the Norwalk area.

Lisa graduated from Willard High School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School in 1980. She was a former employee of Gaymont Nursing Home, Hampton Inn, Days Inn, and Motel 6 in Milan, Ohio, and Huron, Ohio. Lisa enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing cards, and reading romance novels.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ken Whidden, of Norwalk, Ohio, by her daughter, Laura (Buck Cole) Whidden of Lakewood, Ohio, by her granddaughter, Vivian Whidden, and by her brothers, Don Clark of Willard, Ohio, and Patrick Clark of Sandusky, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lisa was preceded in death by her son, Kenny Whidden, Jr. in 2014. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Cheryl Brown, and Nina Parrott.

Friends may call on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. There will be no service.

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Lewis E. Klein

 Norwalk, Ohio – Lewis E. Klein, 87, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, October 9, 2017, in his home. He was born October 20, 1929 in Huron Township, Ohio, to the late William H. and Carrie (Watzel) Klein, and was a lifelong area resident.

Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Collins United Methodist Church. He was a working member of Labor Union Local #480, and was a former member of the American Saddlebred Association. Lewis enjoyed raising and showing American Saddlebred horses, gardening, was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers fan, an Ohio State Buckeye fan, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan J. (Grambo) Klein of Norwalk, Ohio, by his son, Terry E. (Anna) Klein of Sandusky, Ohio, by his daughter, Karen R. (Jason) Lawrence of Norwalk, Ohio, by his grandchildren, Alyssa, Eden, and Kyle, and by his sister, Arlene McElroy of Sandusky, Ohio.

Lewis was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn and Harvey Klein, and by his sisters, Francis Hofer, and Henrietta Thompson.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Bob Grover will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or to Saddlebred Rescue, 6 Meadow Cliff Lane, Hardwick, New Jersey, 07825.

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Janet R. Helton

 Norwalk, Ohio – Janet R. Helton, 67, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 in her home. She was born June 30, 1950 in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Raymond A. and Helen M. (Clements) Young, and was a lifelong area resident.

Janet was a 1968 graduate of Monroeville High School, where she was a member of the Drama Club. She also was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church, Monroeville, Ohio, where she sang in the church choir. Janet enjoyed cooking, playing in her pool league, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Amie M. (Sean) Martin of Vermilion, Ohio, Tracy A. Zerman of Monroeville, Ohio, and Bill M. Barber of Norwalk, Ohio, 9 grandchildren, Ashlee, Evan, Jason, Emma, Ethan, Abby, Stephen, Elena, and Natalie, and two great grandchildren, Bella, and Maddie. Janet is also survived by her sister, Sandy Lonz of Monroeville, Ohio, and by her niece, Jennifer (Brandon) Meagrow.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas A. Young, by her sister, Judith Young, by her brother in law, Duane Lonz, and by her nephew, Elliot Lonz.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville, Ohio. Rev. Margaret D’Anieri, Pastor of St. Paul Episcopal Church will officiate. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, following the graveside service, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio.

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Carol L. Reed

 Norwalk, Ohio – Carol L. Reed, 83, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Thursday evening, October 5, 2017, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio. She was born December 25, 1933 in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Fred A. and Mamie B. (Gorby) Goodenough, and was a lifelong area resident.

Carol was the former bookkeeper for Reed Automotive, Norwalk, Ohio, and was a member of the Car Coddlers Club. She enjoyed playing rummy, and going to auctions. Carol enjoyed riding along in their antique cars, and going to car shows.

She is survived by her children, John N. (Lori) Reed Jr. of Norwalk, Ohio, Cynthia L. (Thomas) Sparks of Milan, Ohio, and Christina L. (Mike) Bryant of Norwalk, Ohio, by her grandchildren, Matthew, Tyler, and Andrew, and by her great grandchildren, Sophia, Aubrey, and Mia.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Reed in 2016, by her infant son, Timothy M. Reed in 1959, and by her sisters, Blanche Esposito, and Dorothy Maust.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Joyce B. Bragdon

 Norwalk, Ohio – Joyce B. Bragdon, 88, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Norwalk Memorial Home. She was born October 8, 1928 in York, Maine, to the late Forrest E. and Gladys V. (Moulton) Blaisdell, and came to this area in 1971 from Bristol, Connecticut.

Joyce was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women’s Association, and the Evening Circle. She was a former nurse’s aide at Fisher Titus Medical Center. She was a volunteer at Fisher Titus, the Carriage House, and for Meals on Wheels. Joyce enjoyed needlework, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Jane B. (Michael) Wilde of Milan, Ohio, Carter T. (Patricia) Bragdon, Jr. of Berlin Heights, Ohio, Ann B. Sellers of Norwalk, Ohio, and Ellen B. Ostheimer of Milan, Ohio, 9 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Carter T. Bragdon, Sr. in 1985, and by her brother, Merle F. Blaisdell.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Clair Brewer will officiate. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

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James R. Stott

 Norwalk, Ohio – James R. Stott, 79, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, October 2, 2017 in his home. He was born September 4, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late William and Mildred E. (Marshman) Stott, and came to this area in 1954 from Chicago.

Jim retired from Tenneco of Milan, Ohio, in 2001 with over 30 years of service. He enjoyed socializing with his friends at Eagles Aerie #711, American Legion Post #41, and VFW Post #2743. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed going to Casinos, fishing, boating, camping, was an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, collected lighthouses and Thomas Kinkade, and especially enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Zoey.

Jim is survived by his children, Tracy Stott-Souslin of Norwalk, Ohio, Heidi (Cory) Gentry of Norwalk, Ohio, Holly (Jerrmey) Herold of Cookeville, Tennessee, by 3 grandchildren, Hayley and Hannah Souslin, and Hayden Ruffing, and by his great grandchildren, Alyssa, Ava, Austin, and Anderson Gentry, Caleb and Chloe Lykins, and Caylee and Celsee Herold.

He is also survived by his brother William (Carole) Stott of Florida, by his sister, Phyllis Martin of Norwalk, Ohio, and by his former spouse and friend, Mary G. Fritz of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimala K. Lowry in 2013, by infants Brenda and Kelly Stott, by 3 brothers, and by 5 sisters.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Josh Arrington, Pastor of the Collins United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Collins Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

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Lois M. Skinner

 Norwalk, Ohio – Lois M. Skinner, 83, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in her home. She was born December 12, 1933 in Shelby, Ohio, to the late George L. and Bernice (Dunlap) Cain, and came to this area in 1957.

Lois attended the Adoration Assembly of God. She was a former employee of New Horizons Baking Company, and the Norwalk Walmart. Lois enjoyed crafting, knitting, and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Robert L. (Mary) Moore of Collins, Ohio, Timothy J. (Lisa) Moore of Norwalk, Ohio, Christine J. (Cary) Boedigheimer of Hawley, Minnesota, Gale K. Moore of Norwalk, Ohio, Peggy S. Moore of Norwalk, Ohio, and Juanita L. (George) Sharp of Milan, Ohio. Lois is also survived by her step daughter, Nancy E. DeSanto of Elyria, Ohio, by 23 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren, and by her best friend, Dottie Varney of Norwalk, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd M. Skinner in 2002, by her son, Gordon Moore in 1974, by her infant son, T.J. Moore, by her daughter, Libby Platte in 2009, by her step son, David F. Skinner, and several brothers and sisters.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Collins Cemetery. Rev. Rick Kennison will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made by going to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

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