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David Dussel

- - May 11th, 2015



David Dussel
David Marshall Dussel, son of James B. and Hazel L. (Van Cleve) Dussel, passed away on May 11, 2015, at the age of 65. He graduated from Maumee High School in 1968. He went on to attend The Ohio State University, the University of Hawaii and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo in 1975.

David led an adventurous life. He sailed the Great Lakes as a Merchant Mariner in 1972. In 1976, he volunteered for the Peace Corps and served in Togo, Africa. He went on to enlist in the USMC in 1980 and served in the Philippines. He received an honorable discharge in 1982.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel; brothers, Jim and Dan (Linda); sister, Nancy (Chuck) Webster and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family plans to have a memorial service on May 30 at 11 a.m. at Saint Timothy's Church, 871 E. Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio. Instead of flowers please consider a gift to UTMC in David's name.

Published in Toledo Blade on May 12, 2015


Lee Gwin

September 1st, 1050 - March 9th, 2018

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Lee D. Gwin, 67, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Toledo, OH to Donald and Delores (Draheim) Gwin on September 1, 1950. Lee is a graduate of Maumee High School and attended Bowling Green State University. He married Barbara J. Nichols on September 19, 1993 in Toledo. He worked for the window manufacturer, Winterseal, more recently known as Comfortline. Lee was a member of the Maumee Elks Club and loved to golf. He also enjoyed bowling, renovating his house, and working on his beautiful landscape. Lee enjoyed owning a Harley Davidson but later traded it for a boat that he used at his lake house in Kentucky. He would take his grandchildren tubing from the boat and loved spending time with his family.

Lee is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Joshua (Carrie Sallows) Gwin, Nicholas Gwin, Adam Gwin; stepsons, Rodney (Monica) Mckenzie, Scott (Amy) Mckenzie; grandchildren, Kaigan Gwin, Ilah Gwin, Brittnee (Carlos) Dominquez, Lindsee (Tyler Piercefield) Mckenzie, Rayce Mckenzie; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor David Banks officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Lee's name may be made in honor of Ilah to the Costello Syndrome Family Network, Online condolences to the family may be left at

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richard (rick) honisko

October 27th, 1950 - September 26th, 2010



Richard Huffman

February 28th, 1928 - May 20th, 2010


HUFFMAN Richard "Dick" W. Richard "Dick" W. Huffman, age 82, of Waterville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born February 28, 1928, in Toledo to Weir C. and Hazel E. (Wright) Huffman. Dick's career began as a teacher for Glendale Elementary in Toledo. Dick was employed with the Maumee City Schools for over 30 years, as a principal of Wayne Trail Elementary and director of special education. After retirement, Dick worked for Funk-Luedke as an office manager and served as a job coach for the Zepf Center. He was a past president of the Ohio District Elementary Principals Association. Dick served on Maumee City Council for 12 years. A faithful man, Dick was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Maumee for over 60 years where he served as a Trustee, Vestryman and volunteered at the rummage sale. He was a director of the YMCA day camp "Club Adventure," member of the Maumee Elks and very active with the Miata Club. Dick loved antiques and wood working, he and wife, Mary Lou ran the "Wood-N-Stuff" Antiques store on River Road. Dick and Mary Lou were also active with the Maumee Civic Theatre and Waterville Playshop. Dick loved to cook and dance but the greatest love and soulmate of his life was his wife, Mary Lou. The widower of Mary Lou (Woods) Huffman, Dick is survived by his children, Joseph (Joyce) Thorpe, Scott (Karen) Huffman, Terri Huffman, Kim (Richard) Biddle, Thomas (Sherri) Huffman and Beth (Todd) Finical; 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Dick was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Rodriguez and brother, Dean Huffman. Family and friends may visit Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 2-8 pm and Monday, May 24, 2010, from 4-8 pm in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 11:00 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth Street, Maumee. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. The family requests memorial donations to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.


Robert Kabat

June 24th, 1926 - February 14th, 2016


Robert E. Kabat died on February 14, 2016. Born on June 24, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Michael and Amelia Kabat. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Kabat, Richard Kabat; sister, Ruth Kabat Svec. He is survived by his sister, Alice Kabat Mazanec. 
Robert was married to the love of his life, the late E. Luella Kabat, for 63 years. His greatest treasures he said were his wife and children, Judith Kabat Cross (Michael), Canal Fulton, OH, Robert M. Kabat (Margaret), Maumee, OH, Shelly L. Kabat Raines (David), Cincinnati, OH, and James D. Kabat (Bridgette), Perrysburg, OH. Robert also had 5 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 
His most exciting experience was serving in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 where he served in the Atlantic, European, North African and Pacific Theaters aboard the USS Laub DD613, USS Stevenson DD645, USS Rowe DD564 and USS Dortch DD670. Robert graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Education in 1951, later earning his Master of Science in Education and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Toledo. He started his career teaching at Delta High School, Delta, OH in 1951, and in 1952 moved to Maumee at Union School to begin a 33 year career with the Maumee Schools. He was named principal of Fort Miami Elementary School from 1954 to 1983 and Fairfield Elementary until 1985 when he joined the Lucas County Office of Education until 1991. Robert was proud to be the principal of the first elementary school in Ohio to be inducted into the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. He was an assistant professor of education at BGSU 1963-1973. He was President of the NW Ohio Principals Association, President of the Maumee Exchange Club, and in 1971, he chaired the committee to revise the Master Plan for Maumee. His many memberships included the Ohio Education Association, Ohio Elementary Principals Association, National Elementary Principals Association, the Juvenile Justice Committee, North West Ohio Health Planning Commission, the Toledo Zoo Education Committee and a 15 year member of the Selective Service Board. Additionally, Robert was a founding member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at BGSU, and member of Kappa Delta Phi honorary, Phi Delta Kappa honorary and the American Legion. 
Bob will always be remembered for his keen sense of humor and storytelling. He was always ready to help friends, neighbors or those in need. However, he will also be remembered for his cheap cigars and even cheaper beer! His garage is a testament to his motto of never throwing anything away and always opening a new can of spray paint for whatever project. Hence, a garage full of used spray paint cans! 
Bob and Luella's favorite holiday was Valentine's Day. They would always go all out getting cards, gifts, flowers and sharing so much love with everyone. It only seemed fitting that Bob would choose February 14th to join Luella. 
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, visitation will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee, OH 43537 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church gymnasium. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with burial immediately following at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice . The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 17, 2016


Diana Beck (Kerlin)

March 30th, 1950 - July 13th, 2010

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Diana Beck Kerlin, age 60, of Summerton, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 13. Born in Toledo on March 30, 1950, to Richard and Virginia (Bryan) Beck, she was a member of Summerbrook Community Church in Summerville.
She is survived by her husband, David Kerlin, of Summerton; daughter, Jenny Kerlin, of Summerton; granddaughter, Emilee Kerlin; sister, Cynthia Beck, of Oregon; and brothers, Steven and John Beck, both of Maumee.
A graveside service was held on July 16 at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alcolu, S.C.

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From kim bradshaw on August 31st, 2013
I went to school with Diana at Ft. Miami. I always thought she was beautiful.   I remember her as being overly quiet and having a big smile.   I am sorry that I did not know her better.  I always looked for her at the various reunions I attended, but don't think she ever came to any of them.

Patrick Kernahan

September 7th, 1949 - March 1st, 2018

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KERNAHAN Patrick James Patrick James Kernahan, age 60, of Toledo, died suddenly March 1, 2010, at home. Patrick was born September 7, 1949, in Toledo to Jake and Delight (Rush) Kernahan. Patrick was a Deputy Sherriff with the Lucas County Sheriff's office and worked as a security guard for the Lucas County Port Authority. He served his country as a Lance Corporal, in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his loving son, Kurt (Caroline Weissenberger) Kernahan; mother, Delight Kernahan; sisters, Diane (Jack) Cook and Kathy (Keith) LaVrar; brothers, Michael J. (Monica) Kernahan and Kevin (Lori) Kernahan. Also surviving is his granddaughter, Mackenzie Kernahan and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Patrick in death was his father, Jake. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Historic Church of Saint Patrick, 130 Avondale Ave., Toledo, OH, where the family will greet friends starting at 9:15 am. Contributions may be made to the Mackenzie Kernahan Scholarship Fund at Key Bank.
Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 6, 2010

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Mike McNeeley

February 10th, 1950 - June 27th, 2015


Michael "Mike" Daniel McNeely, 65, passed away June 27, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Mike was born in Toledo, Ohio to Claude and Jean McNeely on February 10, 1950. He attended Maumee High School and graduated in 1968. Mike was very active in sports all of his life. He was a member of The Toledo Club and was an avid squash player.
Mike received his associate's degree in Business and Criminology from Owens College in 1970 and a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Phoenix in 2000. Mike started his business career as a salesman at Norwest Plumbing and Heating in the 1970s and worked along his father. Mike was made a manager at the young age of 21 and was the youngest manager ever at Norwest. After many successful years at Norwest, Mike and his father created a new company named North Star Plumbing and Supply in 1984 and successfully managed that company for over 15 years. Mike continued a successful career in sales and distribution where he created an independent company representing many high-end bathroom fixtures. Mike was recently awarded Salesman of the Year from California Faucet Company.
Mike enjoyed sports, vacationing in Glen Arbor, Michigan, his craft beers and spending time with his family.
Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah (McNeely) Tischinae of Toledo, Ohio.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Gail; son, Jason (Sarah) of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Jennifer of Royal Oak, Michigan; grandsons, Jack and Max; his loyal companion, his dog, Ellie; his parents, Claude and Jean; his sister, Cindi (McNeely) Kuykendall (Carter); brothers, Pat and Jim McNeely.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd., Waterville, OH. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Toledo Area Humane Society. To leave an online memory, please visit:


From M M on July 14th, 2015
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Joseph Morin

December 11th, 1928 - July 26th, 2012



 Joseph H. Morin (1928-2012)

 Joseph H. Morin, a retired teacher who was the music and orchestra director for Maumee Schools and played violin in the Toledo Symphony for nearly four decades, died of cancer Thursday in his home. He was 83.

Mr. Morin, of Maumee, learned a week ago he had liver cancer, his family said.

His oldest daughter, Therese Franks, said Mr. Morin joined Maumee Schools in 1959 at the urging of a Bowling Green State University professor who wanted to introduce a string program in Maumee Schools.

"Dad found out about it one way or another and interviewed for the job," she said.

Students taught by Mr. Morin ranged from 8 and 9-year-olds to teenagers in all the district's buildings. Elise Salazar, the youngest of his five children, said he began each day at one of the three elementary schools, continued at the middle school, and ended the day at the high school.

"He saw many of the kids in the third grade and watched them grow up. He still to this day kept in contact with many of his students," Mrs. Salazar said.

As a string instructor, he taught violin and viola and also was accomplished in cello and bass. He retired from Maumee Schools in 1986.

Mr. Morin, who received a master's degree from Bowling Green State University, joined the Toledo Symphony in 1959 when he and his family moved to Maumee. He played second violin with the orchestra, stepping down in 1998s.

He also was director of the Perrysburg Community Orchestra. He made his debut with the group in 1965. His daughters said the directorship was among the outlets for him to perform musical compositions that he had written.

In 1971, his composition "Three Moods" was premiered by the Columbus Symphony at the first Ohio Composers Symposium. He later added two more pieces to the work and renamed it "Five Moods."

"He was able to hear these tunes and orchestral arrangements in his head and put it down on paper," Mrs. Franks said.

Mr. Morin was born in Toronto and grew up in Pasadena, Calif., and Vancouver, where he went to high school.

He studied at the University of Washington, Seattle, and received a degree in music education. His first job out of college was teaching music at Hartford High School near Fort Wayne, Ind. He also performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Mr. Morin met the former Marlene Laurent in Fort Wayne. They married May 18, 1957.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene; daughters, Therese Franks, Michelle Poole, and Elise Salazar; sons, Andy and Vince Morin; sister, Irene Fanning; 23 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Visitation is to be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. A funeral Mass is to be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church, Maumee. The family requests tributes to the church's Commitment to Community Campaign, Toledo Symphony, or Odyssey Hospice.

 -- Mark Reiter

Published in Toledo Blade on July 27, 2012


Ken Patton

- - March 25th, 2018

Ken's son sent the following email through our class website:
Name: Kyle Patton
Comments: Sadly, my dad Kenneth Patton died last Sunday March 25th.
I found his class reunion mailer next to his chair. He would have loved to come to the reunion. 
He always talked and laughed about his time at Maumee High School. Good luck at the Class of 68 reunion!

The following e-mails add to Ken’s story:
We are all so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.
He was always the life of the party. We were so looking forward to his participation at our reunion.
I'd like to share his obituary with our classmates.
With heartfelt condolences to you and your family,
 Bob Bohls
Kyle replied:
Thank you.
We did not do an obituary for him.  He had moved around quite a bit over the years and hadn’t really established a community.
Attached is a picture of him for you if you’d like to include it in any of your reunion material.

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We did not do an obituary for him.

Kyle Patton Son

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Laurie Miller (Ragan)

- - December 1st, 2009


RAGAN Laurie Miller Laurie Miller Ragan passed away December 1, 2009, in Savannah, GA, at Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Jesse and William E Miller, Laurie was born and raised in the Maumee area and graduated from Maumee High School in 1968 and from Ohio University 1973 where she majored in education. She leaves behind daughter, Kelly A Rhea; grandson, Joseph Albert Rhea V; son in law, Joseph Albert Rhea IV; brother, Buk Miller and sister in law, Subreania Miller; many friends and loved ones. She will long be remembered by so many for her contagious laughter and love of her family and many, many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at the Oliver House at 5:30 pm June 19, 2010.


Carl Sass

June 23rd, 1933 - January 3rd, 2010


SASS Carl A. "Papi" Carl A. "Papi" Sass, devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather, godfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010, at Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center from complications associated with microscopic polyarteritis nodosa, which he had been suffering from for the past almost-three years. He was born to Clarence and Clara (Rohaus) Sass on Friday, June 23, 1933, graduated with a degree in printing from Irving E. Macomber Vocational Technical High School of Toledo, OH in 1951, served honorably in Alaska during the Korean War as part of SCARWAF (Special Category Army With Air Force) / 18th Group / 621st Company from 1953 to 1955, and received his Bachelor's (in education) and Master's (in administration and supervision) degrees from the University of Toledo, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa professional education association. Carl was active in Maumee City Schools for 30-plus years as an educator, administrator, tutor, and coach. He served as a sixth-grade teacher at Union Elementary School and taught physical education, was head of the English Department, and was both assistant principal and principal at Gateway Middle School. He was a founding member and long-time treasurer of the Maumee Educators' Federal Credit Union (MEFCU) and served as president of the Maumee Educators Association (MEA). Additionally, was coach of seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams, leading two of them to undefeated seasons, and was involved with and in a myriad of other school-related committees and activities. Carl was a fifty-plus-year and very active member of Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maumee, serving as president of the Church Council and on many different committees over the years, teaching Sunday School, Alpha, and Catechism classes, and participating in the Luther League program. Related to both church and his love of bowling, he was president of the Toledo Lutheran Men's Bowling League (TLMBL), directed the TLMBL's Seminary Scholarship program, and was bowling five-and-a-half times a week, serving as treasurer for many of them, before taking so seriously ill. Shortly after his wife passed away, "Papi", as he was lovingly called by his friends and family in Guatemala, became very active in the Maumee Rotary Club and with a variety of mission trips to Guatemala associated with both Rotary and St. Paul's. He went on fifteen different mission trips, including medical-, Fundaniñas ("found little girls")-, and Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Builds Worldwide-related ones, where he played Santa Claus, Raggedy Andy, and an elephant for the orphaned girls, helped serve food and drink and provide medicine at Potter's House, Servant's Heart, Safe Passage, and the Santa Clara Nursery near the Guatemala City garbage dump, assisted in checking eyes and distributing glasses in the El Petén region, and worked with teams building homes in different areas of Guatemala. Some of Carl's other interests and hobbies included a love for all sports, including serving as a baseball coach and umpire for Little League through Federation from his twenties through his forties and being a life-long fan of the Detroit Tigers, music, where he loved JS Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze", Handel's "Messiah", George Beverly Shea's "How Great Thou Art", and just about everything by the Gaither Vocal Band, and both Indian Guides and the Boy Scouts, where he served as "The Big Chief" and "Webelos Master". He was also "famous" for his singing, singing in the St. Paul's Choir for many years, and finally, he was a avid bridge player and enjoyed playing with his wife in numerous bridge clubs over the years. Carl was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois (Metzger); parents; sisters, Virginia, Marvel Morrow-Boros, Mary Jane McConaughey, and Shirley Christensen; brothers, Dale and C. Joseph (Butch); brothers-in-law, Karl (Jim) Morrow, Eugene Boros, Robert (Peck) McConaughey, and Paul Lezon; parents-in-law, Otto and Irene (Gilliland) Metzger, sisters-in-law Donna (Metzger) Funk and Carol (Turner) Metzger, and in-law, Max Hough. He is survived by his adoring sons, Mark and Kyle, "Guatemalan daughters" Gaby Muñoz and Yamilet Tull, "Guatemala goddaughter" Brenda Mor-ales; daughter-in-law, Terri (Hough) Sass; grandchildren, Lynden, Aubrie, and Max, brother Robert (Bob) Sass, sister Doris Lezon; sisters-in-law, Billie (Bob), Lois (Dale), and Barbara (C. Joseph) Sass, and Judy Metzger, and brothers-in-law, Jim Christensen, Elroy Metzger, and Brian Metzger. Visitation will be at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, with a special Rotary Club memorial service at 7:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January, 9 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 112 E. Wayne St., Maumee, with entombment to follow at the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all donations be made in memory and honor of Carl to the St. Paul's Church Guatemalan Mission Fund.


Betty Head (Scheffert)

1932 - December 21st, 2009

Many of us had her for two years at Wayne Trail Elementary. Wonderful piano player and singer. Outstanding teacher.


SCHEFFERT LaVerna "Betty" Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 25, 2009 SCHEFFERT LaVerna "Betty" LaVerna "Betty" Scheffert, 77, of South Toledo passed away Monday, December 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born in Toledo to Maurice and Frances Head. Betty, as she was known to many, was a Libbey High School graduate and earned her bachelor and Masters degree in education at the University of Toledo. For eighteen years she taught in the Maumee City School system, served as a church organist for 30 years and was a sixty-five year member of Church of St. Andrew where she served in many capacities. Surviving are Robert H. Scheffert, her husband of 46 years; son, Robert Scheffert; daughter, Elisabeth Scheffert, and 2 grandchildren, Jordan and Rory Scheffert. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 27th at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue. Funeral services will be held at Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials in Betty's name may be given to Church of St. Andrew General Fund or the Leukemia Society. Special thanks to the caring staff at Hickman Cancer Center and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


George Schmidt

1924 - 2013


George H. Schmidt (1924-2013)

Published in Toledo Blade on February 17, 2013
(NEWS ARTICLE) George H. Schmidt, a Maumee educator and coach whose long career traversed changes in society and style, even students, died Friday in Swan Creek Retirement Village, where he lived about three years. He was 88.

He was in declining health after a stroke about three months ago, his son Jeff said.

Mr. Schmidt retired after the 1976-77 school year.

Nearly 30 years earlier, the former Marine officer first stepped into Maumee High School, then at Sackett and Gibbs streets.

He taught aviation and general science, he told The Blade at his retirement. World War II was so recent that a type of flight simulator was in the school shop, and students learned how to be ground crew workers and part-time pilots.

He drove to school in a Kaiser early on, and many boys had GI-style haircuts. Girls played sports only in gym class. When he retired, the Kaiser was defunct; boys wore their hair longer, and girls played intermural sports.

He observed that students were different too.

"Socially, they're more mature than they were when I started teaching," Mr. Schmidt told The Blade in 1977. "The present crop is as good a bunch as we've ever had. Once more, they're interested in goals in life, in participation in activities, in citizenship. They're working hard, saving money, and looking for a future."

While teaching history at the high school in the 1950s, he was a football line coach and golf coach. He was head basketball coach from 1952-56, and during his tenure, his teams shared the conference lead.

Then-Superintendent Joseph Baird named him to direct the high school testing and guidance program. Mr. Schmidt continued to teach, but eventually he was a full-time guidance counselor. He did miss the classroom.

"When you're with a large number of kids, there is always a lot of give and take," he told The Blade. "I think both teacher and student benefit from it. In counseling it's mostly a one-to-one basis, and although you get to know fewer kids better, there are some you never get to see or meet."

He developed a program of evening guidance seminars so that parents could learn the college options open to their children - and have a chance to share common problems. He encouraged local fraternal and civic groups to tailor programs for students and to contribute to college scholarships.

"He liked the people. He liked the school. He liked the parents," said his wife, Donna, who taught at Toth Elementary School in Perrysburg.

And he liked Maumee well enough that he raised his children there, his wife said. A Republican, he served on council in the 1960s. He ran with the encouragement of then-Mayor Clifford Dussel and the blessing of the school district administration. Mr. Schmidt unsuccessfully sought a return to office in 1979. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on council in March, 1980, sought re-election in November, 1981, and was defeated.

He was born April 24, 1924, in Valley City, N.D., to Anna and Herman Schmidt. He was a football star at Valley Center High School and is in its sports hall of fame.

He entered the Marine Corps in the V-12 college program and attended Bowling Green State University, where he also played center on the football team. From BGSU, he took officer candidate courses at Quantico, Va., and became a second lieutenant. He later received a master's degree from BGSU.

He and his wife played golf at Tanglewood Golf Club and tennis at Laurel Hills Swim and Tennis Club. They traveled throughout Europe. Sherwood Forest and Wimbledon were highlights in England.

He and the late Robert Schultz, a former principal of Rogers and Macomber-Whitney high schools, in 1982 started a Wednesday breakfast club for their educator friends. The club outlasted two restaurants.

Mr. Schmidt was a member of Maumee United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, taught adult Sunday school, and was president of the men's club. He was a director of St. Luke's Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Donna, whom he married Aug. 31, 1945; sons, George H. II and Jeffrey; sister, Eleanor Dokken, and four grandchildren.

Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, where visitation starts at 11 a.m.

The family suggests tributes to a charity of the donor's choice .



Doris Segal-Ayling

July 7th, 1930 - September 8th, 2009



David Sprinski Sr.

July 5th, 1950 - August 3rd, 2009


SPRINSKI David J. Sr. David J. Sprinski Sr. of Riverview, FL, formerly of Maumee, OH, passed away August 3, 2009, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Born July 5, 1950, to John and Erma Sprinski who preceded him in death. David was the owner of Schrader Stoves of Northwood, ALL American Marine Sales and VIP Casino Travel. He also worked for several Automotive and Marine Dealers in sales. David's joy in life was singing and was proud to be a member of the Maumee High School Choir and All Ohio Choir. David is survived by wife, Cheryl Harvey-Sprinski; sons, David (Julie) Sprinski, Brian (Tonya), step daughters, Elizabeth Wirick, Kristinn Wirick and Blake Mercer; 8 grandchildren and brother, Daniel (Lanita) Sprinski; brothers-in-law, James (Christine) Harvey and David (Gloria) Shadix and faithful to the end Lucky his dog. There will be visitation and a Celebration of David's life Thursday, August 20, 2009, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gathering Place in lower level of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Glendale and Harvard Blvd., Toledo, Ohio. The family requests contributions be made to the Shriners Children's Hospitals.


Jack Steel

January 31st, 1950 - July 20th, 2017

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Jack Richard Steel, 67, of Wamego, KS passed away after a courageous battle with MDS Leukemia, at his home on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

  On January 31, 1950, Jack was born to Robert and Bonnie (Heltebrake) Steel in Toledo, Ohio.  Jack graduated from Maumee High School in 1968 and attended the University of Toledo. He was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart, Pat Bellner, on June 26, 1970 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Toledo.

  While in Toledo, Jack worked for Libbey Owens, Tru House of Munch and Phillips Petroleum.  Phillips Petroleum relocated Jack to Beatrice, NE in 1980.  After early retirement from Phillips, he started his own business Priority Cleaning in Beatrice.  He then moved to Manhattan in 2002 where he owned GNC stores. He then retired from The Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan in 2014 as the Chief Engineer.

  Jack enjoyed coaching his boys in baseball, wrestling and soccer.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with the boys.  He loved spending time with family, including watching the grandkids’ sporting events.  He was active in the Optimist Club in Beatrice, Beatrice YMCA, Beatrice YRI baseball program, and a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego.

 Survivors include his wife Pat, sons, Chad Steel (Heather), Beatrice, NE, Corey Steel (Jill), Hickman, NE, and Curt Steel (Jessica), St. George, KS; and seven grandchildren, Tayler and her significant other Brady Workman, Tabby, Payten, Caden, Brycen, Carson, and Jaylynn.  Brother David Steel (Shirley), Maumee, OH; Sister Penny Greenlese, Waterville, OH; sister-in-law Lorrie Steel, Toledo, OH; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Bonnie Steel, Maumee, OH; brother William (Bill) Steel, Toledo, OH; brother-in-law Rob Greenlese, Waterville, OH.

 A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Homecare & Hospice of Manhattan, and the University of Nebraska Cancer Center, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, 66547.

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Duane Wamsley

- - September 29th, 2009


WAMSLEY Duane E. Duane E. Wamsley, 75, of Elk Lake, Michigan died with his wife and children by his side on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, after a courageous 20 month battle with cancer. A devoted career educator, Mr. Wamsley was a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Master's in Education. He taught at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, was a teacher and assistant principal at Maumee High School in Maumee, OH, was principal of Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, OH and proudly completed his 30 year career as principal of Alliance High School in Alliance, OH. He retired to beautiful Elk Lake 18 years ago, where he treasured a lifetime of memories with family and friends in a lakeside home he helped to build. A loving and devoted husband, dad, papa, and friend he is survived by his wife of 51 years and college sweetheart, Anita L.; children, Shelly (Stewart) Rea of Medina, OH, Stephen D. of Lakewood, OH; granddaughters, Kari and Kelly Rea of Medina OH; brother, Larry (Diane) Wamsley of Toledo, OH; sister-in-law, Anita M. Wamsley of Medina, OH; several nieces and nephews and countless teachers, students and friends whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Julia (nee Fanning) Wamsley: stepmother, Elizabeth Wamsley; and brother, Lee Wamsley. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 North Court St., Medina, OH. The Rev. Frank Sparks Pastor Emeritus, of Northminster Presbyterian Church will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009, at the funeral home. The family would like to express their gratitude to Denise and Jackie at Munson Hospice for their kind and compassionate care during the last days of his life. At his request, a celebration of Duane's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Munson Hospice and Palliative Care, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684.


From Bob Bohls on January 23rd, 2010
Image I created a copy of Curt's video and sent it to Mrs. Wamsley. She sent the attached thank you note.

Harold Waters

September 2nd, 1933 - November 15th, 2008

Mr. Waters taught me to play the clarinet in 1960, and fifty years later I am still playing. What a wonderful gift. Thank you Harold. Dave Shugar


Harold G. Waters, Harold G. -  75, of Rossford, died after a long illness at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Saturday, November 15, 2008. Harold was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933 to Clifford and Isabel (Gilete) Waters. Harold serviced in the Air Force Reserve. Harold taught music and was the Band Director for 36 years a Gateway Middle School and Maumee High School retiring in 1993. Harold was an active member at Messiah Lutheran Church. He was the Director of Deutch Meister Band Emeritus of the Teutonia Mannerchor; his instrument of choice was the Saxophone which he would play in various bands in and around the Toledo area. Harold also belonged to the German American Festival Society, and was a Sigma phi Epsilon and an avid Buckeye Fan.