Obituaries: 12-15-22

Kathleen Zwyer

Kathleen Ann (Boday) Zwyer was born on December 19, 1939 to Walter and Alberta Boday and was welcomed into God’s loving arms on Friday, December 9.

Kathleen Ann Boday and Richard Andrew Zwyer were introduced by Mary Ann and Al Stoneman were married on November 9, 1959 and just celebrated 63 years together. They built their house in 1960 in Monclova, where they raised their children and grandchildren and where Richard currently resides. Kathleen worked as a secretary for Owens Illinois and later in life worked at a Monclova Carryout. She was a loving wife and homemaker who enjoyed helping her children with their extracurricular activities and loved babysitting her grandchildren. Kathleen also enjoyed meeting her great-grandchildren, Justin, 2, and Ella, 2-1/2 months.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard; sister, Peggy (Ron) Holbrook; children, Mike (Jill) and Deborah (Steve); grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle (Cheryl), Bradley (Emily) and Ashley (David); great grandchildren, Justin and Ella; and a host of other family members and friends.

The family will receive guests from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions-Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo, where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial in Roth Memorial Cemetery in Monclova. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. To leave a special message for Kathleen’s family, please visit

Mike Wagener

Mike “Funk” Wagener passed away on Sunday, December 11, after courageously battling a lengthy illness.

Mike attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school and was a 1964 graduate of Maumee High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as an engine boiler room operator on an aircraft carrier. He was a 30-plus-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18. He began his construction career as a heavy equipment operator for various local construction companies prior to his 23-year employment at Duffey Concrete Cutting Company. Mike had a sometimes gruff exterior but a heart of gold. He was always willing to help those in need, a trait he surely learned from his dad, who served for numerous charitable organizations throughout his life. His unique sense of humor was unmatched. He had the ability to make friends easily and to maintain several lifelong close relationships. 

For many years Mike met with a group of high school friends, a.k.a. “The Bad Boys Breakfast Club,” on Tuesdays at Dino’s and The Briarfield Cafe. He had a love of motorcycles, enjoying the open road on his Harley Davidsons. He won many trophies in drag racing competitions at the Glass City Dragway and built custom choppers. He had a passion for vintage cars and owned and restored a 1958 Chevy. In addition to his construction career, he was an antique dealer and furniture restorer for many years. He loved attending auctions and the hunt for antiques, collectibles and fine art. He also enjoyed working with his hands, particularly with stained glass. He was an avid golfer and was in several area golf leagues. 

Mike enjoyed spending time as a young boy at his aunt and uncle’s cottage at Devil’s Lake in Michigan. He later grew to love sailing at the Fox family cottage at Devil’s Lake, where he competed in regattas with his Sunfish sailboat and was the “captain” of his father-in-law’s catamaran. Mike loved his sweets, especially his mom’s homemade cakes and desserts. The family always knew to save him the corner piece of any special-occasion cake. His musical tastes ranged from hard and alternative rock to jazz and classical. He was thrilled when he got to see his favorite group, The Rolling Stones. Rob loved sharing his musical tastes with his dad, which was a big part of the entertainment during the many-course dinners he hosted for his parents on Sunday nights. He was extremely proud of his son Rob’s own amazing saxophone-playing talents. He always said his greatest accomplishment in life was seeing Rob become a successful, caring and loving person.

The oldest of 11 siblings, Mike is survived by his devoted wife, Pat; son, Rob; brothers, Stevie (Judy Cole) and Dickie; sisters, Beverly (Cary) Hazard, Debbie (Dan) Graham, Becky (David King) Bihn, Missy Long, Amy Zaborowski and Jenny (Clark) Kennedy; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Jane Wagener; parents-in-law, Charles and Mary Fox; brother, Pat; sister, Beth (Boo) Powell; and brothers-in-law, Ken (Angie) Fox and Dana Zaborowski.

Pat and Rob wish to extend their sincere gratitude to family and friends for their love and support during these difficult months. Anytime anything was needed, the support came in droves. The family would also like to thank the medical team and staff at Advanced Specialty Hospital of Toledo for the wonderful and loving care they provided Mike during his extensive stay.

Friends will be received from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Please feel free to join Mike in wearing your favorite flannel shirt and jeans. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20. Those unable to attend are invited to watch via livestream by visiting Mike’s tribute page on the Walker Funeral Home website. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. The family is also planning a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the American Lung Association.

Brian Scott

Brian Paul Scott, aged 57, passed away while embraced by his wife and daughter at Otterbein Monclova on December 10, following a courageous battle with multiple illnesses. He was born to Ron and Dona Scott on August 30, 1965 in Toledo.

Brian and Lana were high school sweethearts and married on August 27, 1988. During their 34 years together, they built a house in Monclova, raised a daughter, Erin Scott, and loved many cats and dogs. Over the years Brian created quite a reputation for himself through his work. He started at his father’s company, “Scott’s Commercial Truck Service,” as a small towing and recovery driver where his love for large trucks grew. Brian then went on to become the towing manager for the company before moving to the body shop and becoming the manager there as well. This experience led to the birth of his very own trucking company, “B&L Trucking of Monclova LLC.” Eventually, he found his way back to Scott’s Commercial Truck Service where he ended his trucking career. Had he not gone blind due to an autoimmune disease, he would still be trucking till this day. Trucks were not the only things that Brian had a passion for. During summer and fall he would also help at Ryan Farms with tractor and plowing operations. 

Although he enjoyed his career, his true love lay within his family. Brian was always there to help his loved ones whenever they needed and would give the clothes off his back to make sure they were taken care of. This was especially true for his daughter, who anyone would agree he lived for. Even in his final days, Brian was still worried for his family and wanted to make sure that everyone would be all right without him. If there’s one thing for certain, family was his drive, and his love was unconditional. 

He is predeceased by his father, Ron Scott, and survived by his wife, Lana Scott; daughter, Erin Scott; mother, Dona Scott; brother, Mark (Beth) Scott; sisters Cindy (Doug) Emanus, and Carolyn (Robert) Patchin; nieces and nephews, Mitchell (Jennifer) Scott, Michael Scott, Donna Scott, Makayla Scott, Jon (Nina) Erb, Robert (Jenna) Patchin, Ryan (Katie) Patchin, and Christopher Patchin; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home – Whitehouse Chapel, 6603 Providence St., Whitehouse. Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, in Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse. Visitation will take place an hour beforehand from 10:00 a.m., until the service. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit 

Memorial donations should be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Hope United Methodist Church.

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