Obituaries: 06-17-21

Gerald Petrell

Gerald “Jerry” H. Petrell, age 82, of Maumee and formerly of Whitehouse, passed away on Friday, June 11, at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born in Chicago on June 24, 1938 to Harvey and Anne (Tyskiewicz) Petrell, he was a graduate of Kenosha High School. Jerry loved spending time with his family and enjoyed golfing and fishing. He worked as a supervisor for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., and Toledo Jeep for 38 years. He was a member of Community of Christ Lutheran Church in Whitehouse. 

He married Dorothy Lendrates on May 6, 1961. She survives, along with children, Mark (Karen) Petrell, Susan (Kent) Olman, and Jill (Todd) Betts; grandchildren, Brian, Scott and Sarah Petrell, Stephanie (Reggie) McAdams and Mitchell, Trenton and Caden Betts; and his canine companion, Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law and sister-in-law William and Jean LoMonaco. 

Visitation was on June 15 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Waterville. Funeral services took place on June 16 at Community of Christ Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. To leave an online memory, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.

Rebecca Rothenbuhler

Rebecca A. (Sanderson) “Becky” Rothenbuhler, age 74, of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 9. 

Born in Bridgeport, Conn., to George and Barbara Bissell on October 25, 1946, she graduated from Joe Barlow High School in Easton, Conn. Becky received a degree from Defiance College to teach business education and later earned her master’s degree from The University of Toledo. She began her teaching career in Hicksville, for one year, then taught at DeVilbiss High School for nine years and finally taught for 20 years at Perrysburg High School. After teaching for 30 years, she said, “I am not retiring, I’m just changing professions.” She then continued working in the accounting field and was still working at Trans World Shipping at the time of her death. 

Becky married Buzz Rothenbuhler on April 3, 1982. She enjoyed keeping score at Buzz’s softball games and for the Little League baseball teams he coached. Becky’s favorite thing to do was read, which is why she would go to McDonald’s every day for a Diet Coke and spend an hour reading. She would always send cards to family and friends to help them through bad times. She ate all of her meals out and said, “I have a kitchen in my house because it came with the house when I bought it.”

Preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeff; mother-in-law, Ruth; and brother-in-law, Jon, she is survived by her husband, Buzz; son, Brent; brother, Jay; sister, Betsy; stepmother, Marilyn; father-in-law, Don; daughter-in-law, Becky2; granddaughters, Maggie and Brook; and grandson, Jack.

Friends were received and the funeral took place on June 15 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by private interment. Those wishing to make a contribution in Becky’s memory are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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