Lois A. Sanderson, 87, of Bluffton, Ohio, formerly of Genoa, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Lois was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Bluffton to James A. and Freida (Frankhouser) Hauenstein. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Sanderson, on June 28, 2003. They were married in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 1952. Lois was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and gardening. She had been an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Genoa, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and participated in the ladies’ group. She was also active in 4-H for many years and a Girl Scout and Brownie leader. Lois had been a member of the Genoa American Legion Auxiliary, the Ottawa County Historical Society and the Mad River Historical Society.
Bradley M. Wentz, 16, Gilboa, died 12:24 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, as a result of an auto accident in Hancock County. He was born July 24, 2000, in Lima to Nicholas Wentz and Casandra Bennett. His father and stepmother, Kendra, survive in Gilboa. His mother and stepfather, Joe, survive in Findlay.
Ruth L. Schaublin, 92, passed away Dec. 24, 2016, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Richland Twp., Allen County, Ohio, to the late Wilbert and Hulda (Suter) Schumacher. On Oct. 25, 1947, she married Ormel Schaublin who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2000. Ruth was a graduate of Bluffton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora and enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting and sewing.
Donald K. Criblez, 88, of Heritage Manor, Findlay, Ohio, died at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at The Heritage, Findlay. He was born June 11, 1928, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Virgil and Pearl (Caris) Criblez. He married Martha Jean Wohlgamuth on June 14, 1953, at First Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. G.I. Fleming officiating. She preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 2016. They would have celebrated 63 years of marriage this year.