Obituaries for Hoening Funeral Home Obituary for Chester "Chet" R. Szymanski Chester "Chet" Szymanski left this life on November 23, 2015. Survived by his wife, Gail; daughter, Amy Szymanski; son, Gary Szymanski; and grandchildren, Hannah and Hunter Carr. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Jasin Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit Street. Graveside services will follow at Rusha Cemetery, 3661 N. Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Chet's name may be sent to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories or photos may be made by visiting for Robert L. ElliottRobert L. Elliott, 71, of Fostoria, passed away at 9:05 am Saturday morning November 21, 2015 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Brethren In Christ Church, Fostoria and annouced at a later date. for Richard Lee "Dick" Sprow Richard Lee "Dick" Sprow, 33, formerly of Fostoria, died Tuesday November 17, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born February 24, 1982 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Mitchell Sprow and Karen (Brose) Pittman, who survives him in Fostoria. He married Kelly Cole, and she preceded him in death October 11, 2008. Richard is survived by three children; daughters, Reagan Leeann Sprow, of Fostoria, Kendal Audrey Sprow, of Fostoria; son, Aiden Mitchell Sprow, of Illinois; two brothers, Zach Foss of Fostoria, Ryan Pittman of Fostoria; and a sister, Taylor Sprow of Fostoria; maternal grandmother, Joyce Brose of Fostoria; paternal grandmother, Mary Fortner of Fostoria, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, father, paternal grandfather; Dick Sprow, maternal grandfather; Pete Brose, daughter; Mia Sprow, and his best friend; Rocky Wilson. He graduated from Pender High School in Burgaw, North Carolina in 2000. He also attended Cape Fear College in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dick was employed at the Richmond Fire Department in Richmond, Illinois where he was a firefighter and EMT. He also worked in the Scholarship Department at McHenry County College, Illinois. He loved music and will always be known as a generous man. Visitation will take place Saturday, November 28, 2015 at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria from 1:00-2:00 p.m. where a Celebration of Life Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William A. Bentley presiding. A time of reception and gathering will take place at Trinity Chapel, Fostoria, following the service. Burial will take place in Fountain Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to help support a local food bank for those in need. Online expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting for Mark A. GruberMark A. Gruber, 61, of Fostoria, passed away at 8:10 am Saturday November 14, 2015 at Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born November 17, 1953 in Fostoria to the late Harold E. and Doris B. “Bea” (Anderson) Gruber. Surviving are sisters, Connie Gruber-Hollins, Fostoria and Dawn (Harley) Tyson, Wayne; nephew, Shannon (DiAnna) Murray, Risingsun. Mark had worked at Seneca Wire & Mfg., Fostoria and was a member of the Church on 53, Fremont. He enjoyed vintage cars, motorcycles, guitars and fishing. Mark’s stay at Good Shepherd Home was brief, but departed with dignity with services led by Rev. Jerry Copeland and staff of the home. Memorials are suggested to Dry Haven, Fostoria or the Church on 53, Fremont c/o Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 Online expressions of sympathy maybe made by visiting for Donald E. Lesher Jr.Donald E. Lesher, Jr., age 64, of Risingsun, died Saturday, November 14 at his residence in Risingsun. He was born January 30, 1951 in Fremont the son of Donald E. Lesher Sr. and Evelyn (Bramlett) Lesher. He is survived by his brother, Gary (Connie) Lesher of Kansas; sister, Gloria (Jim) Scott of Perrysburg. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard & Thomas Lesher. Donald was a member of Fostoria Masonic Lodge 288 and was also an ironworker through the Local 55 of Toledo. He enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle. Memorial services will be at a later date. MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at for Carl "Gene" BollingerCarl “Gene” Bollinger, age 78, of Fostoria, died Wednesday morning at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. He was born August 24, 1937 in Fostoria the son of Oliver & Helen (Updike) Bollinger. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Bollinger and Lori Shillings; one grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Bollinger. Gene was a 1955 graduate of Fostoria High School and a member of High St. United Methodist Church. He loved playing the trumpet and entertaining people. Gene will be greatly missed. Services were private. MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at for Daniel B. Bernal Sr. Daniel B. Bernal Sr., 93, of Fostoria, passed away at 8:05 am Monday November 9, 2015 in Selma, Texas. He was born March 30, 1922 in Gonzales, Texas to the late Miguel and Soledad (Barron) Bernal. He married Feliz Cortez June 18, 1944 in Fostoria and she died March 3, 2014. Surviving are three children, Anita (Frank) Gonzales, Fostoria, Daniel C. (Sally) Bernal Jr., Selma, Texas and Frances (Larry) Capetillo Jr., Fostoria; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and three step grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Franklin Gonzales Jr. and brother, Ismael B. Bernal. Daniel retired from the former Copeland Corporation, Fostoria. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Guadalupe Society. He enjoyed playing bingo and was a gifted handyman. He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Visitation is 2-4 & 6-8 pm Sunday November 15, 2015 at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria where a Christian Wake service will be held at 3:45 pm and a family Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting for Rosemary Wangler OBITUARY Rosemary Wangler, 94, of Fostoria, passed away at 1:05 am Monday November 9, 2015 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born September 13, 1921 in Tiffin to the late Edward and Marie (Eichhorn) Michaels. She married Paul L. Wangler February 9, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and he died August 23, 1992. Surviving are three daughters, Kathy (Steve) Titus, Catawba Island, Marcia (Mike) Gruss, Fremont and Linda (Greg) Peiffer, Catawba Island; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Corbin) Daeger, Emily (Paul) Brose, Jake (Bre) Titus, Shelly (Jason) Smola, Jim Gruss, Nick and Alex Peiffer; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Ella and Sophia Brose, Henry, Lily and Jackson Smola; and a brother, Lawrence “Larry” Michaels, Fostoria. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Clare Michaels. Rosemary was a homemaker and longtime secretary for St. Wendelin Elementary School, and the religious education department. She was a loyal member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, 55 plus club and Memorial Choir. She volunteered many years at St. Wendelin’s Parish Festival and enjoyed working in the garden, playing cards, doing embroidery, sewing and quilting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was most proud of the family she raised. Visitation is Wednesday November 11, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria with Rev. James Peiffer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Parish. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting for Ethel M. SwaisgoodEthel M. Swaisgood, age 86, of Findlay, died early Sunday morning at Blanchard Valley Hospital after a very brief illness. She was born January 27, 1929, in Wayne, Ohio, the daughter of Perry & Mae (Smith) Dieter. She married William O. Swaisgood April 16, 1949, in Risingsun, OH, and he preceded her in death in 2007. Ethel is survived by her children, Jerry (Linda K. Reed)Swaisgood of Helena, Larry (Deloris Lightle) Swaisgood of Weston; sister, Mary Foster of Bowling Green; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Oral, Elmer, John, Fred, Bill, Otto, and sisters, Martha, Caroline, and Pauline. Ethel was a 1947 graduate of Montgomery Local High School. For 13 years she owned and operated Ethel's Country Beauty Salon from her rural Helena home. A devoted housewife, she dearly loved her family and was also actively involved with the family farm, Swaisgoods’ Melody Acres. Ethel was a devoted Christian and a long-time member of Scott-Trinity United Methodist Church, in Risingsun, joining St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Findlay following retirement from active farming. She had been involved in Bible study fellowship, Sunday School, and visited Haiti to help with missionary work. Most recently she volunteered as a Bible study helper at Birchaven Village where she resided. With her servant’s heart, she thoroughly enjoyed fellowshipping and truly serving everyone with whom she had contact. She enjoyed reading the Bible, in person and over the phone, to residents at Birchaven Village who were sight impaired. A memorial service and celebration of her life are scheduled for 11AM Saturday, November 14, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 with Rev. Mark Hollinger presiding. Visitation will be one-hour prior, from 10-11AM. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be given to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St., Findlay, Ohio 45840 or Scott Trinity United Methodist Church, 6076 Co. Rd. 11, Risingsun, Ohio 43457. MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at for Garold B. "Jack" Emmons Sr.Garold B. “Jack” Emmons Sr., 83, of Fostoria, passed away at 7:40 pm Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Toledo Hospital. He was born July 12, 1932 in Fostoria to the late Herman and Ora Christina (Hull) Emmons. He married Shirley Ann Thompson March 31, 1958 in Tiffin and she survives in Fostoria. Also surviving is a daughter, Thelma (John) Dube-Marsilette, Tiffin; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister, Violet (Bob) Bond, Defiance. He was preceded in death by a son, Garold Jr.; sisters, Dorothy May Young, Esther Fogle; and brothers, Dewey, Carl, Harold and Floyd Emmons. Jack worked as a hotel manager and maintenance man at many locations throughout the United States. He had also worked at the Carbon and Bayshores coal yard locally. He was a United States Army veteran who served in the Korean War and had been a member of the Fostoria Amvets. Visitation is Sunday November 8, 2015 from 2-4 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria and from 10-11 am Monday. Funeral is 11 am Monday at Hoening Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Goodwin presiding. Burial will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin, where the Fostoria United Veterans will conduct Military Honors. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com