Obituaries

Richard E. Fields

   Richard “Dick” E. Fields, 85, of Findlay passed away at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his residence. 
   He was born on January 26, 1931, in Shelby County to the late Robert and Gertrude (Free) Fields.  He married Mary Lou (Patton) Zink on August 28, 1981, and she survives.
   Richard is also survived by his children: Debra (Jim) Holmes of Findlay, Brian (Patsy) Zink of Texas, Rick (June) Fields of Harrod and Robin (Frank) Kendrick of Findlay; his brother, Jack M. (Carol) Fields of Bluffton; his grandchildren: Tiffany (Nathan Herbert) Holmes, Michael Holmes, Brett (Angie Schroeder) Zink, Sarah (Justin) Gossard and Kyle Fields; his great-grandchildren: Garrett and Bexley Gossard.

Faith Francile Small

   Faith Francile Small passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the age of 94. Faith was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edwin G. Small. She is survived by her loving daughter Hope (James) Weishaupt, grandson Alexander Weishaupt, granddaughter Jessica (Jacob) Wojtusik, great-grandchildren Maxwell, Henry, Harsen, and Katherine. Faith was president, CEO, and sole owner of Dawlen Corporation and CEO and owner of Jonesville Tool and Machine Company, was a trustee and served on many boards at Spring Arbor University since 1984, was on the board of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and spent many years as treasurer of the lobby gift shop for Foote Hospital.

Julie Ann Schmidt

   Julie Ann Schmidt, 56, of Pandora passed away June 24, 2016, at 9:17 a.m. at the Meadows of Ottawa.  Julie was born October 27, 1959, in Bluffton to Don and Pat (Joseph) Schmidt who survive in Pandora.
   Julie worked at DTR Industries in Bluffton for 18 years.  She graduated from Bluffton High School and obtained her associate’s degree from Lima Technical College. 
   The loves of her life were her nieces and nephews.  Julie enjoyed attending Bluffton University Beavers sporting events and following the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Rachel R. Schumacher

   Rachel R. Schumacher, 95, of Findlay, died at 12:50 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at her residence.  She was born on Nov. 2, 1920, to the late William and Lola (Cornwell) Beagle.  She married Ray W. Schumacher on Feb. 23, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2005.
   Rachel is survived by her sons David (Linda) Schumacher of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Douglas (Mary) Schumacher of New Albany, Ohio; her daughter, Lola (David) Patterson of Apopka, Florida; her grandchildren Kristi Camp, Shawn Schumacher, Aaron Patterson, Jason Patterson, Dana Patterson, Adam Schumacher, Cole Schumacher and Karli Schumacher; 6 great-grandchildren; and their longtime neighbors and close friends, Bob and Sharon Freed of Findlay and their children Darcee Adams, R.J. Freed and Dustin Freed.

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