Virginia Ann “Ginny” Puhl, age 67, of Maumee, passed away on Monday, July 3, after a longstanding illness and more recently, cancer. Born in Perrysburg on July 30, 1949 to Louis and Viola (Borck) Puhl, she graduated from McAuley High School in 1966.
Surviving are her sisters, Carolyn Reimer and Patricia (Nelson) Pfleghaar; sister in-law, Sharon Puhl; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas and David Puhl; and sister, Laura Puhl.
The funeral Mass was celebrated on July 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
Dorothy M. Jones, age 89, a lifelong resident of Maumee, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, July 3, one day after her 68th wedding anniversary.
Born in Toledo on February 22, 1928 to Alonzo and Genevieve (Berthrem) Davis, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed decorating and cooking for her family. She shared a love of traveling with her husband, Lester, and together they traveled to 49 states and went on several cruises. They both enjoyed their winters at their condo in Venice, Fla. Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and enjoyed playing cards.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lester; son, Jeffrey (Paula) Jones; daughter, Cynthia (Zygmunt) Wierzbicki; grandchildren, Joshua (Deirdre) Jones, John (Polly) Wierzbicki, Olivia (Larry) Twigg, Jr., and Lisa (John) Heslop; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on July 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, OH 43537.
Arlen Thomas “Sparrow” Haupricht, age 84, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, July 8.
Born at home in Holland, Ohio on November 16, 1932 to William and Mary (Fleig) Haupricht, he was the last survivor of 14 children. He graduated from Holland High School in 1951 and married Marlene Mickens in 1954 – together they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Mr. Haupricht was a selfless and loving person who is best remembered for being a tireless and generous provider to family and friends. During and after his retirement in 1991 from Libbey-Owens-Ford, he offered his many skills to his children as they built their homes and completed renovation projects. He delighted in tending flowers, creating beautiful potted plant arrangements and being a friend to the birds, squirrels and wildlife who frequented his home on Swan Creek.
Mr. Haupricht was always active, completing a half-marathon and walking 3 miles daily until recently. He loved spending summers floating on his pontoon boat in the Maumee River and at the family cottage on Vineyard Lake. He adored and was adored by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For the holidays, he brought joy to his family and neighborhood with his challenging Easter egg hunts and spectacular show of Christmas lights, which lit up the cul-de-sac. Despite his gentle demeanor, he is described as being a fighter. He was a survivor of open-heart surgery as well as prostate cancer.
Preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Stephen Garling; and 13 siblings, Mr. Haupricht is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Tim (Pat) Haupricht, Susan Garling, Cathy (Denny) McLean, Tom (Diane) Haupricht and Nancy (Paul) Keeton; grandchildren, Stephanie (Sean) McGill, Shannon (Erik) Engevik, Katie (Jon) Aring, Emilee Haupricht, Cortney (Andy) Schoene, Nathan Keeton and Amanda Keeton; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol (Chuck) Shanteau; and many nieces and nephews. He shared many good times with Anna Mae, Cheryl, Kent and Janet.
With prayers beginning at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, the Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on July 11 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Toledo. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Herbert L. Gross, at 91, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8.
Mr. Gross was employed for more than 30 years by The Andersons and was a member of St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg for nearly 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in 1999 after 50 years of marriage; and by their son, Michael, in 2001. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Amy), of Swanton, Rick (Cindy), of Pewaukee, Wis., Steve (Susan), of Pemberville, and Tim (Susan), of Fallbrook, Calif., daughters, Nancy (Bob) Seybold, of Toledo, and Karen (Greg) Bakies, of Perrysburg; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Additional visitation will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, on Friday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.