Category Archives: Obituaries

Emma H. Ciersezwski

 Norwalk, Ohio – Emma H. Ciersezwski, 92, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She was born October 25, 1924 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Karel and Marie (Poncar) Kerner, and came to this area in 1955 with her husband, Edward, from Dillonvale, Ohio.

Emma was a former employee of International Harvester in Chicago, Illinois during the early 1940’s. She was also a former employee of the J.C. Penny Store, Holman Jewelry Store, and the Smith Peterson Shoe Store, all of Norwalk, Ohio. Emma was a member, and greeter, of St. Paul Catholic Church, Norwalk, Ohio, where she was also a volunteer in the Rectory. She was a Pink Lady at Fisher Titus Hospital for many years, and enjoyed swimming lessons at the Norwalk Recreation Center.

Emma also enjoyed bowling, bingo, playing cards, and especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren’s school and sports activities.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward H. Ciersezwski of Norwalk, Ohio, by her children, Renee L. Smales McNutt (John) of Dover, Ohio, Denise A. Meek of Fremont, Ohio, and Ed and Carolynn Ciersezwski of Norwalk, Ohio, by her grandchildren, Lee Smales, Scott Smales, Jim Sayre, Jill Van Dresser, Jeff Ciersezwski, and Kristin Shullick, by 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Emma was preceded in death by her grandson, Chad Sayre, by her brothers, Charles and George Kerner, and by her sisters, Mildred Dolezol, and Mary Ellis.

Friends may call on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Paul Schreiner will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.

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

Send Condolences

Leroy Kenneth “Lee” Borsick

 MONTROSE, Colo.—A memorial service is planned for Leroy Kenneth “Lee” Borsick, formerly of Norwalk, Ohio, who passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in his home in Montrose, Colo. He was 89.

Lee was born in Sandusky, Ohio, July 14, 1927, to Loretta (Mace) and August Borsick. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving with the Battalion Personnel Division in Paris, France, and was honorably discharged Feb. 26, 1947.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St. Norwalk, Ohio, Pastor Bob Hudberg, of The Foundation Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be at Sand Hill Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.

Send Condolences

Glenn A. Higgins

 Norwalk, Ohio – Glenn A. Higgins, 61, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born January 16, 1956 in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late George A. and Agnes R. (Vassel) Higgins, and was a lifelong area resident.

Glenn was a 1974 graduate of Norwalk High School, and has worked for the Huron County Highway Department for 40 years. He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, fishing, camping with his family, and especially enjoyed coaching and watching his sons sporting events.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy A. (Ensminger) Higgins, and by his sons, Christopher A. Higgins of Norwalk, Ohio, and Jason L. (Andrea) Higgins of Norwalk, Ohio. He is also survived by his siblings, George (Audrey) Higgins of Peru, Ohio, Joyce (Mike) Reitzel of Lufkin, Texas, Karen (Steve) Schneider of Norwalk, Ohio, and Greg Higgins of Norwalk, Ohio. Glenn was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Higgins, and by his sister, Donna Dann.

Friends may call on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. There will be no service. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

Send Condolences

Thomas R. Gill

Norwalk, Ohio- Thomas R. Gill, 71, passed away in his home on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born in Oberlin, Ohio, to the late Lloyd V. and Leoma F. (Lance) Gill, in 1946.

He lived most of his life in Wellington, Ohio, where he was a previous member of the Congregational Church and very active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2051, American Legion #0008, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #6941.

Tom served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was a proud veteran. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, cross country skiing, biking, walking and staying fit and active.

Tom is survived by his brother, Gerald L (Marilyn) Gill, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his sister, Cynthia A. (Darrel) McCartney, of Rochester, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, by his eldest brother, David A. Gill in 1947, and by his close cousin Jim Wight.

There will be no visitation, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Send Condolences

Pamela B. Hinman

Norwalk, Ohio – Pamela B. Hinman, 72, of Norwalk, passed away early Sunday morning, July 09, 2017 in Fisher Titus Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1945 in New York City, New York and was a lifelong area resident.

She had worked for TWA and Wright Airlines and for AAA in Norwalk.

Pam is survived by her father, Thomas R. and Ruth E. Hinman, of Norwalk, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother Betty (Twamley) Hinman in 1993.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m until time of family services at 1:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Send Condolences

Anita A. Heyl

 Sandusky – Anita A. Heyl, 83, formerly of Norwalk and Monroeville, passed away peacefully in her home as she went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Born in Norwalk in 1933, she lived most of her life in the Monroeville area, moving to Norwalk in 1996, and to Sandusky in 2014. She was a 1951 graduate of Monroeville High School. She was employed at the Sandusky Periodical Publishing Company in 1951, and Northern Ohio Telephone Company in the 1960’s in Norwalk. She liked sewing, crocheting, dancing, playing cards, animals, birds and ceramics. She was married to her husband Robert on May 26, 1953 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroeville, Ohio. Anita was a previous member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Norwalk, Ohio.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Jo Ann) Heyl IV, of South Lyon, Michigan, David (Kimberly) Heyl, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, by her daughters, Diana (Paul) Efaw, of Monroeville, Ohio, Maryann (Eric) Iffland, of Sylvania, Ohio, Joanne (Todd) Davis, of Portage, Michigan. She is also survived by her brother Robert (Sandy) Walton, by her grandchildren, Tianna, Brianna, Arianna, Tony, Tara, Skyler, Corinne, Aaron, Grace, and Zane, by 2 great grandchildren, and 2 great step-grandchildren, and numerious nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Heyl was preceded in death by her husband in 2012, by 4 grandchildren; Kari, Cole, Tyler, and Christy, by her parents, Arthur and Mable Walton, and by her brother, Richard Walton and sister- in-law Ann Walton of Monroeville.

Friends may call on Saturday, July 8, 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. Inturment will be St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Pastor Glenn Lewis will officiate.

Contributions can be made in Anita’s memory, to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Send Condolences

Leah E. Fluck

 Perrysburg, Ohio – Heaven has gained the kindest soul. Leah E. Fluck, 87, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio, after a brief illness.

Born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1930, in Barberton, Ohio, she was called Pat all her life. She was a long time resident of Norwalk, Ohio, and retired from Kroger after 20 years. In 2011, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill, and daughter, Lyn. We are comforted in knowing they are together again.

Pat was a resident of the Browning Masonic Independent Living Community in Waterville since 2011, and we would like to thank the nurses and staff for all the care and comfort they have given over the years. She was content there.

Pat was devoted to her family, and loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful hostess and cook, who welcomed everyone to her table with a smile, and a cup of coffee. Neighbors and friends were treated like family, and she cherished her family. She was sweet and gentle and stronger than she knew – a true caregiver to her daughter, and later her husband. She shared a special bond with her grandchildren, who loved her with all their hearts.

For many years, Pat enjoyed traveling with Bill, her husband of 50+ years, and spending New Year’s Eve with their circle of friends. Her 4th of July parties were a family tradition, full of food and fun, drinks by the pool, and games on the lawn. The fireworks we watch this year will be a fitting tribute to her spirit and a celebration of her zest for life.

Pat is survived by her son, Randy (Amy) Fluck of Waterville, Ohio, by her grandson, Drew (Catherine) Fluck, granddaughter, Kate, and great grandson, Zeke Fluck, by her sister, Johan Kallenborn, sister in law, Agnes Jean Morrison, and by her nieces, and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 Noon in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, 9501 Milan Road, Milan, Ohio 44846, or to Christie Lane School, 306 South Norwalk Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

Send Condolences

Sean P. MacNicol

 Milan, Ohio – Sean P. MacNicol, 32, of Milan, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, June 26, 2017 in his parent’s home. He was born September 30, 1984 in Norwalk, Ohio.

Sean graduated from Edison High School in 2003, where he played football and baseball. He graduated from Ohio University in 2008, and following graduation lived in Florida and Texas. Sean was recently accepted at Kent State to begin his Master’s Degree. He was an avid sports fan, and played hockey for the Cleveland Barons Jr. A team. Sean loved the water, and had a passion for sports trivia. He was a restaurant manager, and had worked for Glice, Inc.

Sean is survived by his parents, Alex and Sharon (Sturgill) MacNicol of Milan, Ohio, by his brother, Blake K. MacNicol of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his aunts, Charlene Sturgill and Elain Sturgill, by his cousin, Vanessa (Matt) Schaller and their children, Mason and Logan of Ashville, North Carolina, and by a special love in his life, Dr. Jill Matthes D.N.P.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Sean’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 5519 Baumhart Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Send Condolences

Robert E. “Farmer Bob” Sommers

 Norwalk, Ohio – Robert E. “Farmer Bob” Sommers, 77, of Norwalk, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Norwalk Memorial Home. He was born April 3, 1940 in Colby, Ohio, to the late Edward F. and Beatrice R. (Ackerman) Sommers, and came to this area in 1952 from Colby.

Bob’s love of life was farming, and sitting on the back patio watching the cattle. Even though he could be ornery at times, he had a huge heart, and a giving soul. He was a former employee of Roth Construction, was a member of the Carpenters Union for 30 years, and enjoyed helping with his son’s landscaping business. He was one of the hardest working men you knew, up to the very end. Bob was a sports fan, and enjoyed playing softball, volleyball, and dart ball. He was a medalist in the 1991 Senior Olympics in Softball. Bob especially enjoyed watching his kids, and grandkids sporting events.

Bob is survived by his son, Rob Sommers of Norwalk, Ohio, by his daughter, Rebecca (Scott) Beck of Norwalk, Ohio, by his grandchildren, Joshua, Maddeline, and Jacob Sommers, Nicole Heggem, Bradley, Haley, and Ryan Beck, and by two great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his brother, Norm Sommers of Norwalk, Ohio, and by his sister, Carol (Richard) Zeiter of Norwalk, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Lierenz, and by his brothers, Richard Sommers, Donald “Hayseed” Sommers, and William Sommers.

Friends may call on Sunday, June 25, 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, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery on Mason Road.

Send Condolences

Marilyn J. Hardy

 Norwalk – Marilyn J. Hardy, 85, It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Jeanette Hardy announce her passing on June 19, 2017.

Marilyn was born on Nov. 13, 1931 in Portland, Maine to George and Florence (Cady) McDaniel. She was the loving wife of John (Bill) Hardy who predeceased her in March of 1978.

She is survived by her 4 children – Rick and Phyllis Hardy, Lois Hardy, Rick and Sharon Witter, Joseph and Kim Hardy, 8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

A very special thank you to the Norwalk Memorial Home and Stein Hospice for all their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Norwalk Memorial Home, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857, or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Private services for immediate family only.

Send Condolences