Two Wood County residents turning 100 on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 March 2013 10:01
Raymond H. Fahle
Two Wood County residents are about to turn 100 - and both on the same day.
Raymond H. Fahle, who grew up in the Pemberville area and was a barber in Bowling Green for decades, and Kathryn Heck, who moved to Perrysburg in recent years to be near her son, will each become centenarians on Wednesday.
• Fahle will celebrate his 100th birthday at a potluck-style open reception on March 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster, Bowling Green. Meat, beverages and birthday cake will be provided.
He was born March 6, 1913 in Luckey and grew up in Pemberville, where he began his career as a barber.  Fahle later worked in Bono, West Unity and Bryan, and settled in Bowling Green after World War II. He barbered at the Basement Barber Shop which was located next to what is now the Bowling Green Police Department building on West Wooster Street, and later at Colonial Barbershop, where he retired. Fahle then became head custodian at Bowling Green High School for some years.
He has written several books on his life, including sometimes humorous anecdotes from his barbering days.
Fahle has two children, Glenna Heimerdinger, Louisville, Ky., and Dwayne, Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Deborah, Cynthia, Sandra and Nicole; and five great-grandchildren.
Those planning to attend the potluck are asked to RSVP to Glenna at 419-575-0853 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   . The family requests cards in lieu of gifts. They may be sent to 948 N. Grove St., Bowling Green.
M. Kathryn Heck
• M. Kathryn Heck will celebrate her 100th birthday at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg, 333 E. Boundary St., on March 9.
A Kingston resident since 2009, she was born March 6, 1913 in Ottawa. In 1939 she married John Heck, who died in 1999.
She has two sons, Michael of Perrysburg, and David of Mason, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kevin, James, Annie and Ali, and seven great-grandchildren. They affectionately call her Kewpee GG, because they loved getting Kewpee hamburgers whenever they visited her in Lima.
Heck graduated valedictorian from St. Rita's School of Nursing, Lima, in 1934 and began her career as a visiting nurse. She retired in 1978 after 22 years as a nurse for the Lima City Schools. She is a member of the Family of Faith Methodist Church in Lima, United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star, and the St. Rita's Alumni Association. She loves flowers, spending hours grooming her award-winning flower gardens.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 12:25

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