Francis “Bud” Gillan, age 92, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, August 4.
Born in Easthampton, Mass., on November 15, 1925 to William and Lillian Gillan, the youngest of four children, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in Okinawa in World War II, during which he saw extensive action and was awarded a Purple Heart. Upon returning to the States, Bud held various sales positions and later married his love, Phyllis, in 1953. They had four children: Stephen, Mark, Paul and Christopher. Bud was a loving father and husband, known for his keen wit and humor. Spending many years in Michigan, he became an avid Detroit Red Wings and Lions fan. He later moved with his family to Ohio in the Maumee and Waterville areas. Bud will be deeply missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Steve and Paul; grandchildren, Brittany, Jeremy, Colin, McGuire, Luke, Alyssa, Olivia and Nick; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Harper, Jaxon and Liv.
Funeral services were conducted on August 18 at the Shaw Davis Funeral home in Columbus. Memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Flight Network at honorflight.org/donate-now/.
Kerry Robert Shannon, age 67, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, surrounded by his family in his home
Born in Kenosha, Wis., on March 20, 1951 to Robert and Jean (Lewis) Shannon, he was a mechanical engineer for 40 years. His career began with American Motors and continued later with the Dana Corporation, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration. Mr. Shannon was a member of the NRA, the Maumee United Methodist Church and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He enjoyed gardening, swimming, hunting and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Susan; sons, Brian (Constance) Shannon, Ross (Lindsey DeBruyne) Shannon and Lee (Jamie Tuttle) Shannon; four grandchildren with a fifth on the way; father, Robert Shannon; and siblings, Kathy (James) Vosmek, Scott (Jeanne) Shannon, Lynne (Darrell) Mattson and Mary (Mike) Hell. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Visitation and services took place on August 18 at Maumee United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the NRA or ProMedica Hospice.
Patricia M. (Bauerschmidt) Dickey, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 15.
A lifelong resident of Maumee and Waterville, she was very active in the St. Joseph Parish in Maumee. She was raised in a house that previously sat in what is now the parking lot for the church and school. She graduated from Maumee High School in 1950 and then graduated from Mary Manse College. Mrs. Dickey influenced many lives over the years, teaching fourth grade at St. Joseph Catholic School. She retired from teaching after more than 36 years, most of which were spent at St. Joseph. She was also very active in the St. Joe’s choir, singing with her daughter, Julie, for many years, and she also lent a helping hand with communion distribution and the Rosary Altar Society.
Mrs. Dickey and her husband Ken were lifetime members of the Waterville Playshop, where they made history by having three generations on stage in the same production. Her love for music, rug hooking and her family were just a few of her many passions. She enjoyed tennis, golf, swimming and volunteer work. Patricia was also a 25-year breast cancer survivor. She will be missed by all who loved her and all the students whose lives she touched during her 36 years of teaching.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ken; and their children, Julie Oster, Mark (Sharon) Dickey, Becky Tittle and Beth Kurtz, all of whom reside in the area. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rachel (Dana), Matthew, Kristina (David), Alyssa, Aaron and Evan; great-grandchildren, Alison, Brylee, Hayden and Maizey; sister, Fran “Sis” Waltman; brothers, Donald (Daphne) and Jim Bauerschmidt; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Bauerschmidt; daughter, Mary Dickey; and brothers, Bill, Bob and Joe Bauerschmidt.
Visitation was on August 17 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. The funeral service was conducted on August 18 at St. Joseph Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Joseph Parish.