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Obituaries: 07-04-19

Collin McKenna

Collin Matthew McKenna, age 30, of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 23.

Born in Piqua, Ohio, on March 29, 1989 to Paul and Celena (Lovett) McKenna, he was a loving, kind, compassionate soul and a devoted stay-at-home dad to his beloved daughter, Méalla, for the love of his life, Elena. He graduated from Maumee High School in 2007 and was a committed volunteer at Sunshine Foundation, an understanding empath to the clients he assisted. He was honored as Volunteer of the Year in 2017. He previously volunteered at the Toledo Area Humane Society. Collin was a creative individual with a passion for playing music, skateboarding, writing and drawing and he especially enjoyed sharing his talent in sessions with his father, brother and friends. 

“You have left us, but your memory has placed its indelible mark on those fortunate to have known you; the heavens and earth are privileged to hold you now.” 

Collin is survived by his daughter, Méalla Quinn McKenna; fiancée, Elena Scott; parents, Celena and Paul McKenna; brother, Keegan McKenna; grandparents, Carlus and Carol (Hawkey) Lovett; grandmother, Norma (Hampton) McKenna; and many other family and friends no less important but too great in number to mention them all.

Collin’s memory will be honored with a wake for family and friends at a time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Huntington Bank branch to the memorial account established by Rick Scott (grandfather) for Méalla Quinn. 

Robert Eikost, Jr.

Robert C. Eikost, Jr., age 89, of Perrysburg, passed away on Monday, June 24.

Born in Toledo on May 29, 1930 to Robert and Dorothy (Walker) Eikost, Sr., he graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1948 and The Ohio State University, majoring in business administration, in 1953, and was also a certified life underwriter. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Eikost had a successful career as a financial consultant, starting in 1958 with Bankers Life of Iowa, then Principal Financial Group and Kersten Wealth Management. He was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable for insurance sales for many years. A lifetime Ohio State football fan and season ticket holder, he enjoyed playing basketball and tennis and traveled extensively with his wife, Margie. 

Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret; daughters, Carolyn (Tom) Dimond, of Columbus, Katherine Ryals, of Cincinnati, and Elizabeth Johnson, of Toledo; sons, Mark (Kathleen) Eikost, of Bosnia, and Robert Eikost of Cambridge, Ohio; and grandchildren, Sarah (Matthew) Kasten, Miranda Ryals, Branden Johnson, Michael Dimond and Griffin Ryals.

Friends were received on June 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maumee, where funeral services were conducted that day, followed by a graveside service at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

Ronald Grisez

Ronald P. Grisez, age 78, of Angola, Ind., and formerly of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, June 25 at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Angola.

Born on February 1, 1941 in Logansport, Ind., to Paul and Esther (Evert) Grisez, he married Margene Grisez on August 19, 1967. He was a member of the Lake Missionary Church in Angola. Mr. Grisez served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the VFW in Maumee. He retired from Eagle Picher Barings in Delta, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Margene Grisez, of Angola; son, Paul (Carrie) Grisez, of Maumee; daughters, Tammy Grisez, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Deborah (Ken) Knight, of Maumee, and Christina (Marc) Agney, of Wheeler, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Pat (Bob) Augustine, of Jackson, Tenn., and Bonnie (Joel) Beebe, of Mooresville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Grisez; mother, Esther (Evert) Grisez Wilson; and stepfather, Raymond Wilson.

Funeral services took place on July 2 at Lake Missionary Church in Angola, following visitation on July 1. Committal services were conducted on July 2 in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Lake Missionary Church, 9030 W. US Highway 20, Angola, IN 46703.

Lawrence Wagoner, III

Lawrence “Tray” Wagoner, III, age 60, of Whitehouse, passed away on Thursday, June 28, in his home with his mother by his side. 

He was a Swanton High School graduate and a beloved volunteer of the Toledo Humane Society. He loved fishing, bike riding and rock ’n’ roll concerts and enjoyed American war history and cooking. Although quiet and shy, Mr. Wagoner had one of the biggest hearts around and enjoyed helping others. Let’s not forget his devilish side: He was born close to Halloween and as such loved horror films and Halloween. If you were up for a haunted house, Tray would be your go-to man for a good scare. Animals were his pride and joy; no need for children since all the animals in the shelter were his foster children. 

He is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Rita (Acors) Wagoner II, of Whitehouse; brother, Gary Wagoner and his children, Philip, Erik and Elisha Wagoner, of Barrington, R.I.; and sister, Karen (Ron Shellhammer) Wagoner and her daughters, Tonya (Justin) McComb and Tiffany (Sean) Baek, of Whitehouse.

Funeral services took place on July 2 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Whitehouse, followed by burial in Shiloh Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Toledo Humane Society or Heartland Hospice. To leave an online memory, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.

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