Alexa Danielle Knoth-Gilmore

Alexa Danielle Knoth-Gilmore, 1, of Port Clinton, passed away Tuesday, May 20, at the Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo.  Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Velliquette-Lochotki Wedding

Joshua and Jolene (Velliquette) Lochotki were married September 21, 2013, at Schedel Gardens in Elmore, OH. Jolene’s best friends Erika Browne and Annie Olson were her maids of honor. Jolene’s sister Stacey Nickloy and Joshua’s sister Jessica Lochotzki were bridesmaids. Samantha Nickloy, niece of Jolene, was junior bridesmaid. Mailey Parker-Mowel, cousin of Joshua, was flower girl. 

Joshua was attended by Jolene’s brother-in-law Steve Nickloy and Joshua’s cousin Billy Mowel. His brother Jeremiah was his best man. Jolene’s nephew Sy Nickloy was ring bearer. 

Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader officiated at the wedding. The couple will reside in Port Clinton.


Real estate transfers

Benton Township

    5-14-14 Hartman Kremer, LLC to Timothy R. and Catherine M. Smarkel, 0 Toussaint North Road, new split 5.062 acres, $125,000.

Carroll Township

    5-14-14 Edward J. Palmer to Ronald J. Wagner, 11920 West Genzman Road, $115,000.


Marriage licenses

Kyle Beck, 26, engineer, and Jeanna McWatters, 25, animal hospital manager, both of Oak Harbor. 

Justin Laffey, 27, journeyman machinist, and Laura Woda, 21, veterinary technician, both of Millbury.

Andrew Poiry, 25, stockman, and Rachel Matthews, 23, cashier, both of Port Clinton.

Benjamin Reinbolt, 34, truck driver, and Maria Meyer, 30, student, both of Oak Harbor.

Brandon Overmyer, 32, residential contractor, and Wendy Combs, 33, registered nurse, both of Genoa.

Jacob Talmadge, 21, tree trimmer, and Kylee Sloan, 21, cashier, both of Port Clinton.

Shawn Zornak, 40, lawn care, and Jacqueline Binion, 32, child care provider, both of Genoa.


Melissa Sue Williams

Melissa Sue Williams, 30, of Fairview Park, Ohio, died Friday, May 16.  The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Oak Harbor is handling arrangements.


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

5-8-14 Robert G. and Julia Ferencz to Roland and Janice Sandrock, 5924 North Reiman Road, $130,000.

5-9-14 Margie C. Greuel to Kevin M. Bringe, 0 North Opfer Lentz Road, vacant land $171,000.


Marriage licenses

Joshuha Gilbert, 25, union carpenter and Elizabeth Malik, 28, teacher both of Graytown.

Ryan Shields, 29, youth minister and Holly Stribrny, 22, night auditor both of Martin.

George Snyder, Jr., 32, unemployed and Amber Snow, 24, stay at home mom both of Genoa.

Vick Garmon, 67, retired of Bulverde, TX, and Karen Blizzard, 71, retired of Port Clinton.

Ernest Searle, IV, 33, student and Sara Studer, 32, executive assistant both of New York, NY.


Krupps celebrate 50 years of marriage

Thomas J. & Barbara K. (Harger) Krupp residing at 536 E. 9th St., Port Clinton, celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 9.  They were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marblehead by Father Blanc on May 9, 1964.  

Mr. & Mrs. Krupp have 5 children – Mike Krupp (Amy - Port Clinton), Kim Rider (Von - Port Clinton), Kathi Peto (Steve - Port Clinton), Jen Zelms (Mike - Marblehead) and Suzi Chrysler (Dane Urge - Put-in-Bay).  

They also have 9 grandchildren - Brady Krupp, Becca and Brock Rider, Amber and Alyssa Peto, Taylor, Abby & Andy Zelms and Tom Chrysler.  

Thomas is retired but is a volunteer firefighter for the City of Port Clinton and Barbara is employed by State Farm Insurance in Oak Harbor.

They celebrated with a dinner with their children and grandchildren.  A party over the summer is being planned in order to celebrate with many friends and relatives.



A girl was born on May 8 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Danielle and Scott Kilmer of Port Clinton.


Henry Auger Christiansen July 6, 1917-May 12, 2014

Henry Auger Christiansen, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away Monday morning, May 12 at Otterbein Northshore Retirement Village, Lakeside.  He was born on July 6, 1917 to John and Meta (Hansen) Christiansen and lived in Port Clinton most of his life.  He married Marian Fillinger on June 28, 1941 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1965.  He later married Donna (Qualman) Windnagel on Aug. 30, 1969. 

Mr. Christiansen was a United States Army veteran serving in World War II in the South Pacific.  He spent most of his working years at Erie Army Depot and was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church.  He loved the lake, boating and fishing.

In his retirement years Hank enjoyed a good game of golf and spent countless hours creating furniture and other items in his woodworking shop.  He was a family man who shared a legacy of love and Christian living with his entire family. 

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