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Robert (Bob) Wayne Hiser passed away peacefully on May 22, 2023 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born at the family home on November 4, 1932 to the late Oscar and Gertrude Hiser. Bob left Pemberville High School in 1953 to serve four years in the U.S. Army and loved talking about the time he spent serving in Germany. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Bauer from Gibsonburg on September 23, 1958 she preceded him in death on November 8, 1992 after 34 years of marriage. Bob worked at Chrysler, retiring in 1993. He was known to most of his co-workers as “Buckeye Bob” and that he did not give a damn for the whole state of xichigan. Aside from being a hard worker and providing for his family Bob spent many years participating in various bowling leagues in Woodville, Elmore, and Fremont. Along with his wife, they ran many pool leagues and spent many, many years running and maintaining the field for the adult softball leagues in Gibsonburg. They organized various tournaments including the family favorite; “Summers End Co-Ed Tournament” which raised money for the local fire department. Bob also spent many years volunteering his time preparing softball fields, painting the football field, and being on the “chain gang” for Gibsonburg schools.

Bluffton — Rita Jane Benroth, 65, passed away May 19, 2023 at her residence. Jane was born September 19, 1957 in Fostoria to Harry F.and Margaret M. (Ostrander) Swartz. On July 13, 1990 she married Scott Benroth who preceded her in death on May 21, 2020.

Robert G. “Bumpin Bobby” Briggs, 66, of Toledo, Ohio died in a tragic boat racing accident on Sunday, May 7, 2023 in Port Neches, Texas during the final race of the RiverFest Thunder on the Neches Powerboat Championship.

Coquette Amos Neifer, 80, of Bowling Green, OH passed away May 12, 2023. She was born on February 11, 1943 to the late Bernard and Mildred (Amos) Gokey.

David L. Bilski, 76, Perrysburg, died May 15, 2023.

Elnora Mae Vollmar, 93, passed away Sunday May 14, 2023. She was born on April 18, 1930 to Verne and Frances (Thomas) Wittes. She married Lyle Vollmar on December 19, 1952 who preceded her in death on February 7, 2005.

Gail E. Vohwinkel, 80, of Perrysburg and formerly of Rossford, died May 13, 2023.

Mary Ellen Pratt, 84, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 11, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her loving husband, Doug. Mary was born August 30, 1938 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Lewis and Gladys (Huber) Kramer. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1956 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1959. Mary Ellen married Douglas Pratt on March 29, 1958 in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Edward Ray Fletcher was born on July 23, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio to Stanley F and Katherine R Fletcher and went home to his heavenly father on May 12, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Robert Franklin Schroeder, age 85, of Wayne, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 30, 1938, in Bradner to the late Henry & Violet (Nelson) Schroeder. Bob married Carol R. Baugher on May 24, 1959, at the Bradner United Methodist Church, and she preceded him in passing on November 24, 2017.