Arleda J. Carter

Norwalk, Ohio – Arleda J. Carter, 60, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 in her home.  She was born September 22, 1956 in Fleming, Ohio. Arleda was a former Cleveland, Ohio, resident, and came to Norwalk in 2004 from New London, Ohio.

She is a member of the Second Baptist Church of New London, Ohio.  Arleda was a former employee of Brinks, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, Kent Sporting Goods of New London, Ohio, and N & N, Inc. (Whirlway) of Wellington, Ohio.  She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, playing bunko, domino’s, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Arleda is survived by her sons, Darwin D. Marshall of New London, Ohio, Carlos R. (Jennifer) Peeples of Norwalk, Ohio, Tio D. Peeples of Norwalk, Ohio, and Larry J. Peeples, Jr. of Norwalk, Ohio, by her foster children Elvonsha Knowlton, of Cleveland, Ohio, Dakida Knowlton, of Sandusky, Ohio, and Jimmy Samuels, of Norwalk, Ohio, by her mother, Donna J. Randleman of New London, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Rodney L. (Dorothy) Marshall of Belpre, Ohio, Gregory A. (Deborah) Marshall of Belpre, Ohio, Karen C. (Roy) Cochran of New London, Ohio, William R. Marshall of Norwalk, Ohio, and Rebecca R. (James) Pryor of New London, Ohio, by her aunt, Eunice L. Adams of Cleveland, Ohio. Arleda was preceded in death by Larry D. Peeples Sr. in 2010, and by Lewis C. Carter in 2004.

Friends may call on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m., in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St.

Memorials may be made to the Carter and Peeples families.

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Theodore L. “Ted” Warner

 Norwalk – Theodore L. “Ted” Warner, 51, passed away unexpectedly, on Monday, September 4, 2017 in Fisher Titus Medical Center. He was born, October 10, 1965, in London, Ohio, to the late Dallas J. Warner and Janice Lee (Vance) Warner.

Ted grew up listening to his father play music, which influenced him. He enjoyed singing, listening to music, cooking, watching and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and Halloween was his most favorite holiday. Ted mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, and his grandchildren loved spending their time with “Papa Ted”.

He is survived by his wife and true love of 32 years, Rhonda S. Wise, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his children, Casey L. Warner, Lyndsey S. (Phil Terry) Warner, Dallas T. Warner, and Mollie R. Warner, all of Norwalk, Ohio, and by his grandchildren, Aiden, Brexton, Kilea, and Taylor.

Ted is also survived by his mother, Janice L. Warner, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his brother, David (Allene) Warner, by his sisters, Trudi Warner, Jodi Warner, and Megyn Warner, and by many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

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Eric C. Butler

Clyde, Ohio – Eric C. Butler, 68, of Clyde, Ohio, and formerly of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 1,2 017 in the Bellevue Hospital. He was born February 9, 1949, in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Joyce (Brink) Butler.

Eric was a 1976 graduate of Norwalk High School, and attended Ohio State University. He retired from the American Baler Company of Bellevue, Ohio, as a machinist. He also enjoyed playing chess, and astronomy.

Eric is survived by his sister, Karen Coe of Groton, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or service. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights, Ohio. Walker Funeral Home 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

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William Lindsey Ommert

 Norwalk, Ohio – William Lindsey Ommert, 77, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away August 31, 2017, at his residence. He was born September 13, 1939, in Sandusky, Ohio to the late Henry and Norma (Erckman) Ommert and was a lifelong area resident.

Bill was a 1957 graduate of Norwalk High School, and received his BSBA from Bowling Green State University in 1964. He worked for the Fine Arts Sterling Silver Company, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, through college and after college. Bill retired from Proctor and Gamble Company of Cleveland, Ohio, with 20 years of service in 1986.

Bill also retired from Huron County Emergency Management Agency with 19 years of service on August 31, 2009. He was past president, and state director, of the Norwalk Jaycees, a member of the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club and was the director while the addition to the original club was designed and built. (What is now the 2nd Floor). He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 242, where he served on the board of directors, and attended all campouts, and was a member of the Huron County Farm Bureau serving 25 years on the board of directors. He served under 4 state of Ohio Governors on the State Emergency Response Commission, was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #711, and was the president of the Huron County Public Employee Retirement, Inc.

Bill was a member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, where he was the outstanding young man in 1970, and received the Huron County Sheriff’s Office Leadership award.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Carol L. (Earl) Ommert, whom he married on August 3, 1963, by his children, Brenda L. Ooten (Tex), of North Fairfield, Ohio, Dr. Scott L. Ommert (Denise), of Wakeman, Ohio, by 4 grandchildren, Brooke Ommert, Sydney Ommert, Eli Ommert, and Maya Ommert.

He is also survived by his siblings, Shirley (Ommert) Wilcox (Lynn Lutz) of Norwalk, Ohio, Larry Ommert (Sue) of Sandusky, Ohio, and Robert Ommert (Bev) of Bellevue, Ohio, by 8 nieces, 10 nephews, and numerous other relatives. Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lindsey and Myrtle (Bishop) Ommert, by his infant sons, Brian L. and John L. Ommert, by his sister, Nancy (Ommert) Hill, by his brother in law, Walt Wilcox, and by his sisters in law, Janice Ommert and Joanne Doughty.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St., Norwalk, Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Rob Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Western Reserve Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 404, Wakeman, Ohio 44889, % William L. Ommert Family Scholarship, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870.

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Greg Richards

 Norwalk, Ohio – Greg Richards, 92, of Norwalk, Ohio died peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Gaymont Nursing Center. Born January 6, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived most of his life in Norwalk. As a first-generation American, he was extremely proud of his Hungarian heritage and traveled on two occasions to Hungary.

In 1942, shortly following America’s entry into WWII, Greg was inducted into the Army and served as a bulldozer operator as part of the 58th Army Corps of Engineers. First stationed in North Africa, he participated in the invasion of Italy, southern France and the eventual liberation of Dachau in southern Germany.

At the conclusion of the war in 1945, he returned home on the Queen Mary. Once home, he achieved his GED and eventually met the love of his life, Eleanore Marchel, while working at the local five and dime store (F.W.Woolworth). Married on July 4, 1953, at the Collins United Methodist Church, they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Greg is survived by his daughter Dawn of Brea, California, her husband Dr. Robert McGuire; and two sons – Gary Richards of Norwalk and Dr. Steven Richards of South Charleston, West Virginia; and his brother, Joseph J Sohajda of Tiffin, Ohio. Also surviving him are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanore (Ellie) in 2013, by his father Joseph Sohajda (1976), his mother Elizabeth (Haydu) Richard (1990), step-father Edward Richard (1990), and step-mother Emerenci Sohajda (1983).

Community minded, Greg was actively involved in numerous organizations and with many causes. He was a lifetime member of the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library, played several acting roles for the Shoestring Players, was an active member of the National Postmark Club at Historic Lyme Village, and served several terms as President of the Firelands Coin Club.

With a passion for veterans and veteran’s affairs, Greg was a lifetime member of the Norwalk V.F.W. (Post 2743) and a member of the Norwalk American Legion (Post 41). Serving several terms as Commander of the V.F.W., he ultimately advanced to become 9th District Commander for the state of Ohio.

A lifetime Democrat, in the Fall of 2014, Greg received the Chairman’s Award, an award given each year to two Democrats who have made outstanding contributions and service to the Huron County Democratic Party. For many years, he set up voting machines for the Huron County Board of Elections.

After 30 years employment as a quality control supervisor with Ford Motor Company in Sandusky, Ohio, he retired, later becoming Service Officer for the Huron County Veteran’s Service Commission. He enjoyed gardening, competitive bowling, and domestic and international travel.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, August 31 at The Chapel, 156 S. Norwalk Road W, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; funeral services to follow at The Chapel from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Internment with Christian and military services to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Chapel in Norwalk, Ohio (Children’s and Youth Ministry), the Norwalk Public Library, the National Postmark Club at Historic Lyme Village, or the Flat Rock Children’s Home in Flat Rock, Ohio.

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Marvin M. Barr

 Norwalk, Ohio – Marvin M. Barr, 92, of Norwalk, Ohio, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in his home. He was born July 1, 1925, in Waterville, Ohio, to the late Terry M. and Iona E. (Chamberlain) Barr.

He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, where he graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Marine Corp. Marv was a veteran of the 1st Marine Division, serving in the South Pacific in World War II. He received many awards and ribbons, including two Presidential Unit Citations for actions during the assault on Peleliu, and Okinawa. He graduated from Southern California College of Watchmaking, and attended Toledo University. He owned and operated Sheffield Watch Repair, in Sheffield, Ohio, in 1953 until it was destroyed by fire.

Marv worked briefly for Ohio Body, of New London, Ohio, in the Engineering office and was hired by the former Clevite Corporation, Milan, Ohio, as an engineer where he retired in 1989 after 29 years of service. He then became a certified general appraiser, working as an independent contractor out of the offices of Rench Diversifed for the next 20 years. He was a member of the Local American Legion, V.F.W. and Post Commandant of the Elton E. Makin Marine Corp League Detachment. Marv had been a scout leader, and spent many years spearheading the Toys for Tots campaign through the Marine Corp League. He enjoyed wood working projects, fishing, playing golf, computer work, and sports, supporting the OSU Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed his friends and most of all, his family.

Marvin is survived by his son, Gary R. (Patricia) Barr, of Long Beach, California, by his daughter, Marsha G. Marsh, of Oberlin, Ohio, by his step-daughter, Susan J. Houston, of Cincinnati, Ohio, by 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Margaret A. (Smith) Barr, in March of 2017, by his half-brothers, Evan E. and Ray W. Watts, and his half-sister, Minerva “Minnie” M. Crosby.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio. Chaplain David Detwiler will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857, or Marine Toys for Tots, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Dr., Triangle, VA 22172, or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Linda R. Eastman

Norwalk, Ohio – Linda R. Eastman, 67, passed away peacefully in her home, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was born April 27, 1950, to the late Raymond L. Wilson and Patricia L. (Brick) Welsh, in Norwalk, Ohio, and was a lifelong area resident.

Linda served her country, in the United States Army, during Vietnam, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Norwalk, and worked at West Baking Company, Fruedenberg, Cedar Point, and Walmart. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, and caring for her grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Walter H. “Butch” Eastman, of Norwalk, Ohio, by her daughter, Susan L. Waldrom, of Sandusky, Ohio, by her sons, Thomas R. Eastman Sr., of Norwalk, Ohio, Travis C. Blystone, of Wakeman, Ohio, and Brian K. Eastman, of Norwalk, Ohio, by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Linda is also survived by her mother, Patricia Welsh of Vista California, and by her brothers, Ron and Danny Welsh, of Riverside, California. She was preceded in death by her father, and by her brothers, Billie Lee Thomas, and Scott D. Wilson.

A grave side service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, 200 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio. Chaplain David Detwiler will officiate.

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

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Sylvia M. Heintz

Norwalk, Ohio – Sylvia M. Heintz, 89, passed away peacefully, in her home, on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born to the late William H. and Ruby E. (Abrahams) Sanson in Buckingham Shire, England, on February 19, 1928, she then moved to the United States in 1946, accompanied by her daughter.

Sylvia enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading and spending time with her family, she was an outstanding example of a loving and caring wife and mother.

She is survived by her children, Pauline Cole, of Columbus, Ohio, Marlene Robinson, of Norwalk, Ohio, Catherine Heintz, of Norwalk, Ohio, Dennis E. (Janice) Heintz, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Brenda K. (James) Auman, of Norwalk, Ohio. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, by 17 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Dinah Rogers, of Buckingham Shire, England.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard C. Heintz in 1999, by her brothers, William H. Leslie A. Dennis, Ronald, Frank, and Harold Sansom, by her sisters, Kathleen M. Gardiner, and Mabel Sansom.

There will be no visitation and services will be private. Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

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Beverly P. Peckham

Norwalk, Ohio – Beverly P. Peckham, 76, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, in her home. She was born July 1, 1941, in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Christian and Gertrude (Conrad) Coy, and was a lifelong area resident.

Beverly was a member of Mt. Harvest Church of God. She was a former employee of Fannie Farmer Candy Co., Freudenberg-NOK, Milan, Ohio, and Epic Technologies, Norwalk, Ohio. Beverly enjoyed crocheting, computer games, reading, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

She is survived by her children, Katherine Arnett of Norwalk, Ohio, and Tom Peckham of Olena, Ohio, by 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Beverly is also survived by her brother, Charles “Chuck” Coy of Norwalk, Ohio, and by her sister, Evelyn Hainline of Norwalk, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Christian Coy, Jr. and Robert Coy, and by her sisters, Geraldine Griffin, and Betty Jean Mantz.

There will be no calling hours or service. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1905.

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Vicki L. Knight

 Norwalk, Ohio -Vicki L. Knight passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the age of 70. Roger, Stacy, Ben, and Emilie wish to convey our deepest appreciation to those who have expressed condolences, sympathy, and love on the passing of our wife, and mother.

Vicki lived most of her life in the Norwalk area. She was born April 22, 1947, in Norwalk to Victor and Helen (Walker) Wolfe. She graduated from Western Reserve High Schoolin 1965, and went on to earn her teaching degree from BGSU in 1969. She married Roger Knight on June 8, 1968. She would later earn a master’s degree at the University ofToledo. During her 30 years of teaching, most of which were in the New London Local Schools, she inspired, cajoled, teased, and taught. Her focus was not only the lessons, but she taught kids how to be good people.

Vicki dealt with the the big “C” for the past year and a half along with a major surgical complication, and a bout of sepsis. But there was a very different big “C”, one that fordecades gave her life and filled that life with love, and that was children. Her own family can attest to that love, but we are not alone. Vicki was always a champion of those dealing with unfortunate circumstances, and she worked to develop the individual worth of each child. Throughout her life, when she would see former students, they always gave her a warm hug, and talked about how much she meant to them.

Vicki immensely enjoyed history, antiques, traveling to each of the 50 states, and much of Europe, and sharing these interests and experiences with Roger. A highlight of a trip to Israel included renewing their wedding vows while following the life of Jesus. Recently, she traveled to Gettysburg with Roger, her children, sons-in-law, and grandchildren, to whom she passed on her love of American history, as well as an appreciation for the sacrifices Americans have made for equality and justice for all people.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Roger Knight, son, Benjamin Knight, daughters Stacy (Craig) Corfman, and Emilie (Jeff) Buening, six grandchildren; Zoey, Colin, Aili, Cole, Will, and Cameron, sisters, Joyce (Dennis) Bauer, and Regina Wolfe, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St., Norwalk, Ohio. A celebration of Vicki’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd, Norwalk. Rev. Clair Brewer will officiate.

Memorial donations can be made to Historic Lyme Village, 5001 OH-4, Bellevue, Ohio 44811 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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