Obituaries for Hoening Funeral Home Obituary for Phais "Charlotte" TarboxPhais "Charlotte" Tarbox, 69, of Bloomdale, passed away Friday morning, August 22, 2014 in her home. Arrangements are pending with Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. for Irene KuhnIrene Kuhn, 87, of Fostoria, passed away at 4:15 am Thursday morning, August 21, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born March 20, 1927 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to John and Nevada (Brown) Cook. She married Paul Kuhn in November of 1946 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tiffin and he is deceased. Surviving are five children, Robert P. (Pat) Kuhn, Tiffin, Sheila S. (Joe) Kromer, Carey, Linda F. (Scott) Heiden, Temperance, Michigan, David L. (Debra) Kuhn, Tiffin and Theresa M.(Paul) Williams, Fostoria; son in law, Peter Gallagher, Fostoria; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Billy (Rosie) Cook, Tiffin; and a sister, Nell Nunnery, Sumter, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Jean Kuhn; daughter, Ruth Gallagher; grandson, Daniel Kuhn; three brothers, Conley, Carl and Lester Cook; and a sister, Edna Creeger. Irene retired as Restaurant Manager of the Dark Horse Restaurant, New Riegel. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary-Altar Society. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed taking care of the grand and great grandchildren. Visitation is Monday, August 25, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 3:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Tuesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 am. Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin School Educational Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children or Relay for Life. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com for Lillian R. SheetsLillian R. Sheets, 100, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2104 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. She was born May 29, 1914 in Tiffin to the late Raymond and Elma (Borer) Murphy. She married Ralph C. Sheets on July 16, 1938 and he preceded her in death December 4, 1999. Surviving are two sons, Thomas E. (Deb) Sheets and Kevin R. Sheets, both of Fostoria; three grandsons, Keith ( Auera Robinson) Sheets, Aaron ( Angela) Sheets, and Brett ( Brittany Bushong) Sheets, and eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Macey, Addison, Audrey, Emma, Tavin, Drayson, and Jayden. Lillian was a graduate of Calvert High School, Tiffin. She was an avid reader, completing books from cover to cover and newspapers from front to back in order to keep up with current events which she enjoyed sharing conversation about. She was also an avid bowler and golfer, where she accelerated in her putting skills. Lillian loved and adored her visits with her great-grandchildren and the special times they spent together. She had attended her great-grandson’s baseball games up until just a year ago, and of course, donning the baseball cap! She had recently begun hat collecting and her 100th birthday was celebrated with a “hats off to you” party. Lillian also loved music and dancing. Lillian was a prankster, quick-witted, and “life of the party”. She was also known as “Lil the Pill”. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Donald Goodwin, presiding. Committal services and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery in Arcadia. Memorial contributions are requested to Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be made by visiting for Gail A. HolmanGail A. Holman, 62, of rural Fostoria, passed away at 3:30 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her home. She was born December 20, 1951 in Fostoria to the late Ben Merrick and Vida (Johnson) Barchus. She married John J. Holman on May 30, 1970 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and he survives in Fostoria. Also surviving is a son, Kenneth J. (Lisa) Holman, Fostoria; three grandchildren, Preston, Natalie and Jessica Holman; a sister, Jane (Tom) Chapman, Marysville; and two brothers, Walter (Becky) Merrick, Fremont, Indiana and Albert (Shirley) Merrick, Florida. Gail was a homemaker and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. She had worked at Bendix, Fostoria for 10 years. She was a member of the Findlay YMCA, where she enjoyed playing volleyball and swimming, and was a gifted quilt maker. A special moment in Gail’s life was when she visited Europe, Rome, Medjugorje and Assisi. Visitation is Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2-5 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 4:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Church and School. Online expressions of sympathy and shared memories may be made by visiting for James A. ShumakerJames A. Shumaker, 82, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday morning, August 19, 2014 at his home. He was born August 10, 1932 in West Independence, Ohio to the late Harry J. and Thelma (Martin) Shumaker. He married Marlene L. Aungst on February 25, 1956 at High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and she survives in Fostoria. Also surviving are children, Lori (Jim) Ponn, Fostoria and Mark (Diana) Shumaker, Monclova; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harry (Karen) Shumaker, Melbourne, Florida and David (Susan) Shumaker, Duncan Mills, California. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Shumaker at infancy. Jim was a 1950 Graduate of Fostoria High School and retired from Allied Signal (Honeywell) in 1986, where he was a manager of automation and design. He was currently a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and current board member of Wesley Center, member of Hilltop Club, American Legion, life member of the Elks, and past member of the Flying Quail Model A Club. Jim was a former member of the Fostoria Management Club, National Association of Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, several Engineering Societies and the Fostoria Exchange Club, where he was two time President and Exchangite of the year for all of Northern Ohio. Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was an avid OSU fan and loved his dog Suzi, and Chico. He loved to host OSU parties on game day, and enjoyed spending time with family and fiends. Memorial Service is Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, with Pastor William A. Bentley presiding. The Fostoria United Veterans will provide military honors. Private burial is in Union Cemetery, West Independence. Memorials are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church or Wesley Center Child Care. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.mann-harefh.com for Susan B. BartunekSusan B. Bartunek, 83, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Promedica Toledo Hospital, in Toledo. She was born June 15, 1931 in Cleveland to the late Edward Lyle and Helen (King) Bates. Surviving her are her two daughters, Kathryn King Leacock, of Lebanon, Ohio and Nancy (Dave) Carnavale, of Lewes, Delaware; and three grandchildren Chapin Leacock, and Nate & Claire Carnavale. Susan was a 1953 graduate of Denison University where she received her Bachelor's in Business. She was a teacher and secretary for Fostoria High School, at times holding both positions simultaneously. She then served as Clerk of Courts for Fostoria. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria where she was an Elder and member of the Presbyterian Women. She was active in assistance with FEED MY KIDS. She was the first woman member of Rotary International, served on the board of the Red Cross, and on the Board of Elections as a poll worker doing voter registration. She was a past member of Business & Professional Woman, The Fostoria Education Association, The Ohio Educators Association, AAUW, and the ADK sorority. She also volunteered at the blood bank and at Fostoria Community Hospital, as well as leading craft making at Independence House in Fostoria. Also a very accomplished woman, Susan played in many pit orchestras in numerous communities to include The Fostoria Community Band, The University of Findlay Band, The Findlay Civic Band, and the Findlay Flag City Band with whom she toured in Great Britain and Western Europe encompassing England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia where she most proudly played on stage at The Sydney Opera House. Her music and the arts brought her much enjoyment in life, along with her two special loves, her dogs, Gabby and Nina. Susan was a woman who lived life on her own terms, always with a positive attitude. A memorial service will begin 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fostoria, Reverend Beth Zuehlke, officiating. Memorial contributions are requested to The Fostoria Community Band or to the Church. Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared by visiting Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, has been entrusted with arrangements. for Josh AffholderJosh Affholder, age 41, of Fostoria, died Sunday morning at his residence. He was born February 13, 1973 in Fostoria. Left to cherish his memory are his father, William “Bill” V. (Connie) Affholder , Jr; son, Aden Affholder; sister, Anna Affholder; grandmother, Mary Ann Affholder, all of Fostoria; step grandparents, Ralph (Bertha) Manko of Upper Sandusky; nephew, Kaleb Affholder-Burgess of Fostoria; birth mother, Janet Zender; sisters, Windy Elchert of Fostoria and Nonnie Jan Kinn of Evansville, IN; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William V. Affholder, Sr. Josh was a 1991 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, where he played on the football team. He entered the United States Army not long after graduation and served until 1993. Josh worked in quality control at Morgan AM&T. He was a member of the Fostoria United Sportsmen. Josh was an Ohio State fan and enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his family. Josh enjoyed taking his son, Aden, to see trains, take train rides, and play with model trains at home. This was something they truly loved to do together as father and son. Visitation will be Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1-3 & 5-7PM at MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, where a wake service will begin at 3PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 10:30AM at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10:00AM. Father Christopher Mileski will be presiding. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, where military honors will be performed by the United Veterans of Fostoria. Memorial donations may be made to the Joshua Affholder Memorial Fund for the education of his son, Aden, c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at for JOSEPH E SERESJoseph E. Seres lifelong resident of Point Place, died on Thursday, August 14, 2014 after a two year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was the son of Joseph and Clara Seres who preceded him in death. Joe enjoyed street rods, collecting all sorts of tools and listening to the police and fire scanners. Joe is survived by cousin, Ken Rajna, of Berkley, MI and friend and mentor, Elizabeth Harrington along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. (419-726-1583) Interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park will be private. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Joe's name are asked to do so by the donor's choice. A very special thank you goes out to the staff of the 3rd floor at the Lutheran Home at Toledo for their care and concern for Joe during his stay with them. Condolences for the family may be left at for ARTHUR "ART" C RUEGGE Arthur C. "Art" Ruegge, age 88 passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Point Place Care and Rehabilitation Center. Art was born on March 30, 1926 to Arthur and Elsie Ruegge. He was a life member of Outings Unlimited Club. He lived for 25 years on his boat, the Beachcomber, on the Ottawa River. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army. Art was preceded in death by parents, sister and brother-in-law; Lucille and Bud Whitacre and sister; Vera Lehmann. Left to cherish his memory are brother-in-law, Charles Lehmann, nieces; Nancy Stoddard, Joan Counterman, Lori (Larry) Pinkleman, nephews; Charles Lehmann and James (Angela) Lehmann along with many great nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation for Art. Interment will be graveside on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Toledo Memorial Park with Pastor Jon Komperda officiating. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Art's name are asked to consider the Disabled American Veterans, 2802 Airport Hwy, Toledo, OH 43609. Arrangements are by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., (419-726-1583). Condolences for the family may be left at www.jasinfuneralhome.com for Lula E. Yates Lula E. Yates, 91, of Fostoria, passed away 5:30 pm Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Independence House, Fostoria. She was born January 28, 1923 in Amsden to Samuel B. and Cecelia (Filliater) Huff. She married Carl Trudel and he died December 4, 1959. She then married Dillard Yates and he died November 9, 1989. Surviving are four children, Cindy (Steve) Russell, Hilliard, Carla (Rodger) Wilson, Fostoria, Jan (Tonny) Pridgen, Samson, Alabama, and Jim Yates, Fostoria; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, John Huff, Bloomdale and Sam Huff, Florida, and a special friend, Vickie Hooper, Fostoria. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Frederick; and two brothers, Albert and Ralph Huff. Lula was a clerk and cashier at the former Wagner’s IGA, Fostoria. She graduated in 1941from Gibsonburg High School, and had been a former auxiliary member of the Fostoria Eagles, Moose and Amvets. She enjoyed her family and spent time reading, crocheting and making crafts. She was also a former Blue Bird leader and bowler. Visitation is 6-8 pm Wedesnday, August 13, 2014 at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, and an hour before the funeral Thursday. A Celebration of Life service will take place 11 am Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Erma Metzger, presiding. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. Memorials are suggested to Independence House Activity Fund or Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting