Donna Kelley, Sept. 7, 1934-April 23, 2013

Donna Kelley, 78, of Catawba Island passed away peacefully with family on Tuesday, April 23,.  She was born on September 7, 1934, in Canton, SD, to Gerritt and Frieda (Johnson) Vugteveen. On August 8, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN, she married John J. Kelley, and he preceded her in death on November 30, 2004. Donna previously worked for more than 20 years as the office manager for Drs. George Optometrists in Port Clinton, starting in 1974. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton and a longtime choir member.  

Donna also was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club, Catawba Island Club, CIC Golferettes, Port Clinton Swim Boosters & Swim Club, and, for more than 40 years she volunteered for the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, at times serving as chairwoman for Charity Ball and as the corporate fundraiser. Nothing was more satisfying to Donna than striving for a hole-in-one (which she got), a great hand in bridge, a sail (or race) on the family boat and, most importantly, anything to do with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her sons: Mark (Lisa) Kelley of Catawba Island and Kevin Kelley of Rocky River, OH, grandchildren: Grace, Cara, Katie, Clare, Teagan, and Isaac, stepmother: Joy Vugteveen (105 years old) of Rochester, MN, sisters: Mary Halverson of Rochester, MN, and Carol (Leon) Schrage of Iowa City, IA, and numerous nieces and nephews from Massachusetts to Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and two sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 2-4 & 5-8 p.m., at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with prayers offered at the funeral home. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Donna may be given to the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department or the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary.  Online condolences or any special memories of Donna are encouraged and may be shared with the family at


Nettie B. Mattox, Aug. 29, 1924-April 23, 2013

Nettie B. Mattox, 88, of Port Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by her loving family. Nettie was born on August 29, 1924, in Poca, WV, the daughter of Pearl W. and Gae Mona (Taylor) Priddy.  

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Marriage licenses for April 25, 2013

Eric Salsbury, 40, machinist, of Riga, MI, and Sarah Mizla, 32, intervention specialist, of Port Clinton.

Carl Walton, 25, IT technician, and Brook Osborne, 21, proof operator, both of Port Clinton.

Gregory Sigg, 27, teacher, and Alana Stanbery, 27, educator, both of Oak Harbor

Jordan Perkins, 24, construction and Megan Sloan, 25, barista, both of Marblehead

Joseph Olalde, 48, welder and Virginia Perlaky, 50, residential assistant, both of Port Clinton


Wynne M. Shanteau, Dec. 11, 1932-April 23, 2013

Wynne M. Shanteau, 80, of Oak Harbor, died Tuesday, April 23, at Parkcliffe of Northwood. She was born on December 11, 1932, in Maumee, to Dale and Helen (Snyder) Hasselbach.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, from 2- 8 p.m. at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, April 29. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers 4.25

Carroll Township

    4-15-13 Shelley J. Sutherland to Leslee Smith, 0 Locust Street, $7,000.

Catawba Township

    4-15-13 Teri Dawn Anders to Christopher E. and Lori A. Schadewald, East Catawba Road, vacant land $210,000.

    4-17-13 Timothy and Melinda Martin to Robert A. Shannon, 3990 & 3992 North Haven Lane, $144,000.

    4-19-13 Nan Rollins and James and Nancy Sagal, 1599 NW Catawba Road, $135,000.

Clay Township

    4-16-13 Susan K. Rothert to Board of Clay Township Trustees, West Fulkert Road, new split $50,000.

    4-19-13 David L. Shessler to Jeffrey A. Trainer, 0 Martin Williston Road, $14,000.

    4-19-13 Michael R. McGeorge to Thomas C. Robinson Jr., 20170 West Moline Martin Road, $80,000.

Danbury Township

    4-15-13 Garnet M. Bailey to Christine M. Wolf, 2503 South Cooks Dock Road, $275,000.

    4-19-13 Jerry and Germaine Leonard to Robert and Lisa Schrock, 524 West Sixth Street, $307,000.

….4-19-13  Donald and Rebecca Clemons to Fritz and Kathleen Brosien, 1695 South Jeannie Drive, $275,000.

Elmore Corp.

    4-16-13 Jordan J. Diekman to Lindsey E. Diekman, 256 Harris Street, $85,000.

Erie Township

    4-19-13 Max Richard Miller to James M. and Kim M. Gibson, Water Slip Unit 65 Vacationland Marina Condominium, $3,000.

Genoa Corp.

    4-16-13 US Bank Association to Donald Gruber, 501 Superior Street, $42,000.

Marblehead Corp

    4-15-13 Rhea Browning to James and Deborah Haag, 10654 East Bayshore Unit 51, $310,000.

    4-18=13 Norbert Schmitz to Gus Peyton III and Heather Peyton, 2114 South Sugarbush Road, $123,000.

Oak Harbor Corp

    4-15-13 Adam and Nedene Monforton to Stonecrest Income & Opportunity Fund, 308 Portage Street, $100.

Port Clinton City

    4-16-13 Gail Trent to Billie Trent, 127 Linden Street, $43,000.

    4-19-13 First Financial Bank to Curtis S. Knoch, 531 Jackson Street, $30,000.

…4-19-13 Johanne C. Wight to Cory Middleton, 319 Jefferson Street, $76,300.

Put In Bay Village School

    4-18-13 George R. Stoiber to Linda J. Mahoney, Lot 73 Victory Park, $4,520.

Rocky Ridge Corp

    4-17-13 Emil L. Bloomfield to Timothy R. Brown, 0 West Third Street, $15,000.

Salem Township

    4-17-13 Janet Luda to Justin and Ashlee Auble, 9448 West State Route 163, $118,900.



Wynee M. Shanteau

Wynee M. Shanteau, 80, of Oak Harbor, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Stein Hospice, Sandusky.  Arrangements are pending at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor.



Nettie B. Mattox

Nettie B. Mattox, 88, of Port Clinton, passed away, Tuesday, April 23, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker


Frank Cannon Collister, June 26, 1922-April 19, 2013

Frank C. Collister, 90, of Catawba Island, passed away Friday, April 19, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Frank was born on June 26, 1922, in Cleveland, the son of Edward H. and Virginia (Smith) Collister. On April 24, 1948, in Shaker Heights, OH, he married Vivian M. Delfing and she survives. 

Frank retired from the Delphi Division of General Motors and resided with his wife, Vivian, of almost 65 years on Catawba Island. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps in July of 1942. He served as a pilot in the 524th Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group of the 12th Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant. On May 27, 1944, Frank was shot down east of Rome, Italy, and was captured by the German Army. He was imprisoned at Stalag 7A in Moosburg and was liberated from that Prison of War Camp by the U. S. Army 12th Armored Division on April 29, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the Prisoner of War Medal, the European African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was also a member of the Caterpillar Club, a club for anyone who parachuted out of a disabled aircraft. Frank has been a member of the Elks Lodge #1718 for 43 years, a life member of the V.F.W. Homer D. Gardner Post #2480, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Masonic Lodge #621, Valley of Cleveland Masonic Temple, Al Koran Shriner’s and the CIC Club. Frank enjoyed golfing, fishing and just puttering around in his garage. Most of all, Frank was a family man who took great pride in his son Gregg and grandchildren Kara and Scott.

Survivors include: Loving Wife of almost 65 years Vivian M. Collister; Son Gregg Collister and Grandchildren Scott and Kara Collister. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brother Edward Collister.

A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beach Club Rd., Port Clinton. Memorial donations in memory of Frank may be given to the Heartland Hospice or Catawba Island Fire Dept. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Subscribe to this RSS feed