Obituaries

Donavin S. Gratz

   Donavin S. Gratz, 93, of Lancaster, PA, died June 26, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County. He was the husband of Gayle Amstutz Gratz for 72 years. Born in Bluffton, Ohio he was the son of the late Homer S. and Edna Badertscher Gratz.
   Donavin is survived by his wife, Gayle Amstutz Gratz; his daughter, Jane K., wife of George Knerr of Lancaster, PA.; two sisters, Margaret Detwiler of Toledo, OH, Joan Slotter of Castle Rock, CO; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Donavin was preceded in death by his son, Brett Alan; two brothers, Homer Jr. and Russell; and a sister, Kathleen.

Edith F. Staib

   Edith F. Staib, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday morning, July 7, 2012 at Ruffing Family Care Center in Tiffin.
   She was born on June 22, 1921, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Tebalt and Edith (Marsteller) Groman.  On January 25, 1948, at 2nd Evangelical & Reform, she married Carl H. Staib and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2008.
   Survivors include three sons, Harvey C. (Sue) Staib of Tiffin, Ohio, Henry R. (Sherri) Staib of New York and Calvin E. (Jane) Staib of New Riegel, Ohio; one daughter, Carolyn E. (Mark McCarthy) Hare of Hereford, Arizona; one brother, Theodore Groman of Findlay, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, with one on the way.
   She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mary Ellen Weikert and Dorothy Jean Kolar; and an infant grandson.

Leonard A. Rieman

   Leonard A. Rieman, 90 of Columbus Grove died at 4:25 p.m. July 8, 2012 at Putnam Acres, Ottawa.  He was born May 11, 1922 in Glandorf to Louis and Appolonia Maag Rieman.  On April 14, 1948 he married Rosella F. Diemer and she preceded him in death on April 11, 2005. 
   Mr. Rieman was a farmer and also retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton where he had served on the parish council.  He enjoyed playing euchre, spending time with his grandchildren and had just celebrated his 90th birthday with friends and family.

Frank V. Evilsizer Jr.

   Frank V. Evilsizer Jr. of Ada died at 3:31 a.m. July 1, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.  He was born October 9, 1987 in Lima to Frank and Sandy Dunifon Evilsizer Sr. and they survive near Ada.   He was married to Kaitlin Gossard and she survives.
   Frank was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.  He was a member of the Bluffton and Hog Creek Sportsmen’s Clubs.  He was also a Michigan football fan.

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