Diane Marie Adkins Heidbreder, age 58, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, June 11.
Born in Toledo on January 27, 1959 to Thomas and Marie (Blizarde) Adkins, she graduated from Bowsher High School and held degrees from The University of Toledo and Lourdes University. Mrs. Heidbreder was employed as an occupational therapy assistant at Northwest Ohio Speech, where she provided therapy services to schoolchildren in the Toledo area. Previously, she was employed for 19 years at the Dana Corporation, starting out as a warehouse employee and moving up to corporate secretary while pursuing her higher education.
She was a member of Maumee United Methodist Church and also a longtime member of the Maumee Community Band, playing the flute and piccolo. She enjoyed the camaraderie of making music with the band, made many friends and met her husband Kevin. Mrs. Heidbreder was a positive, kind, selfless and energetic person. She was most passionate about helping her daughter Emily organize her many activities, including tennis, Girl Scouts, swimming and volunteering with the Zooteens. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, sewing and traveling with family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Heidbreder; daughter, Emily Heidbreder; mother, Marie Adkins; sister, Lynn Adkins; nephew, Zachary Adkins; and many other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Adkins; and son, Eric Peters.
Visitation and funeral services took place on June 16 at the Maumee United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maumee Community Band: City of Maumee, 400 Conant St., Maumee, OH 43537.
James H. Brown, age 84, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, June 14.
Born in Toledo on January 26, 1933 to Homer and Melda (Ling) Brown, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maumee and Maumee Community Church. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a member of the Laurel Hills Tennis Club.
Mr. Brown is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sharon (Kneip) Brown; daughter, Kelynn (David) Sollmann; son, James Brown; grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Williams and David, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Walter Brown, Sally Momsen, Norma Schaiberger, Peggy Smith and Mitzi Lorigan.
Family and friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maumee. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Maumee Community Church.
Bobbie Weekley, age 80, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Worcester, Mass., on March 31, 1937 to Robert and Laura (Pori) Dubuc, her employment history included the Maumee Elks, State Farm, Toledo Edison, Timbers Bowling and in the 1960s, she and her husband Phil owned Pauken Wine Shop in uptown Maumee. Most recently, she owned her own cleaning business. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Maumee Elks, Beyond Grief and the Red Hat Society. Most importantly, Mrs. Weekley will be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. The world is a better place because of her.
Surviving are her children, Matthew (Natalie) Weekley and Lorrie Weekley; grandchildren, Alex, Quentin, Jacob and Jayden; and many cousins, in-laws and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Phil Weekley.
The funeral Mass was celebrated on June 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Florence Kutz passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 18, one day before her 92nd birthday.
Born to George and Florence Munter on June 19, 1925, she grew up in Franklinville, N.J. She married James (Jim) Kutz on August 27, 1949 and moved to Toledo in 1962. After living in South Toledo for 40 years, she resided with her son’s family in Grand Rapids until more recently moving to the Parkcliffe Community. Mrs. Kutz retired from Owens Corning and enjoyed her work as a secretary. Her sense of humor brought a smile and often laughter to others. She had a servant’s heart, caring for others more than herself. She loved the Lord, most evident during precious times of worship and singing, when her face beamed with joy and adoration. Most remarkable were her contentment and joy, even during her later years while struggling with health-related weaknesses.
Mrs. Kutz was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; and brothers, George and Charles. She is survived by her sister, Betty Good; children, Patricia (Tom) Schuster, Janice (Jon) Hoelter and Ken (Jill) Kutz; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23 at Christian Fellowship Church in Holland, followed by burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christian Fellowship Church or Parkcliffe Community.