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. 


Lois H. Svehla Mar. 28, 1920-May 13, 2014

Lois H. Svehla, 94, of Port Clinton, passed away, May 13, at Riverview Senior Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor.  She was born on March 28, 1920 in Port Clinton, the daughter of Henrietta (Rohde) & Clifford Hineline.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in memory of Lois may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Online condolences may be shared by visiting


Patricia “Pat” Montgomery Oct. 27, 1946-May 8, 2014

Patricia “Pat” Montgomery, 86, of Port Clinton, passed away, May 8  at Stein Hospice surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on July 20, 1927 in Alexandria, IN, the daughter of Paul and Mildred (White) Jenkins.  On October 27, 1946, in Elwood, IN, she married Robert E. “Bob” Montgomery and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2011. Pat was an office manager for 30 years at Wiedner Chevrolet in Anderson, IN, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Eastern Star, both of Alexandria, IN.  

Survivors include: Sons: Larry (Marilyn) Montgomery and Gary (Lisa) Montgomery; Grandchildren: Mike Montgomery, Kara (Greg) Myers, Jasyn Byrum, Nicole Byrum, Tyler Byrum, Robert B. Montgomery, Tammy S. Axom and Michelle L. Tellis; 11 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Grandchild and Best Friend: Mary Olive Hurst.  Pat was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister: Delores Prieshoff.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison St., Alexandria, IN 46001.  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, in the funeral home.  Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery in Alexandria, IN.  Memorial contributions in memory of Pat may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH  43615 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH  44870.   Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, has assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared by visiting


Laura P. Young March 17, 1986-April 26, 2014

Laura P. Young, 28, of Daytona Beach, FL, and formerly of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 26, at her residence.  Laura was born on March 17, 1986, in Port Clinton, the daughter of Douglas and Kay (Toney) Young.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Clinton, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m.  Memorial donations in Laura’s name may be made to the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Bay Township

4-28-14 Michele Milazzo to Todd A. Carney, 1038 South Limestahl Road, $95,000.

4-29-14 Aaron T. Lindsey to Richard J. Ernst, 711 North Star Place, $224,000.

Benton Township

5-2-14 Danny L. Appelhans and Dawn M. Grieger to Jamie L. and Libby J. Arthur, 1783 North Walker Street, $82,500.

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