Laura Patricia Young

Laura Patricia Young, 28, of Daytona Beach, FL and formerly of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, April 26.  Arrangements are pending at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Beverly Ann Carr May 15, 1945-Apr. 30, 2014

Beverly Ann Carr, 68, of Marblehead, died Wednesday, April 30, at Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton.  She was born May 15, 1945 in Coburn, VA the daughter Edna (Harvey) Meade. She married Samuel Carr on May 29, 1964 and he survives.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Lakeside—Marblehead, where visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m.  Reverend Alfred Havens will be officiating.  Burial will be in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township.  Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.  On line condolences may be shared with the family at


Pauline S. Deming Feb. 10, 1927-Jan. 1, 2014

Pauline S. Deming, 86, of Port Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, January 1, at H. B. Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton.  Pauline was born on February 10, 1927 in Pound, VA, the daughter of Olonzo and Ottlid (Countiss) Shortt.  She worked as a laborer for the U.S. Gypsum Co. until her retirement.  Pauline was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.  She was a hard worker and was dedicated to her daughter. Pauline will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Survivors include: Daughter: Barbara Deming of Port Clinton; Sisters: Janet Davenport of Jackson, MI, and Joyce Bolling of Georgia.  Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Bernard Shortt, Kenneth Shortt & Daniel Lee Shortt and sister: Willie Ann Boggs.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, at Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton.  Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Memorials in memory of Pauline may be given to Riverview Industries.    Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, has assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Jack C. Tibbels Oct. 4, 1937-Apr. 23, 2014

Jack C. Tibbels, 76, of Marblehead, died Wednesday, April 23, at his residence.  He was born Oct. 4, 1937 in Toledo, the son of Clifford and Lois (Hill) Tibbels.  He married Kay Baum on April 26, 1963 and she survives.  Mr. Tibbels was a graduate of Danbury High School and Miami University of Ohio where he excelled playing football.  He also played semi-pro football for the Toledo Tornadoes.  He was the owner/operator of Tibbels Marina & Charter Service in Marblehead.  He was also an iron worker for Local 55 of Toledo.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Danbury and he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife: Kay; sons: Guy C. (Rosemary) Tibbels of Marblehead, John (Andrea) Tibbels of Marblehead; daughter: Jackie (James) Grosswiler of Marblehead; grandchildren: Tug Tibbels, Annie Tibbels, Justin Tibbels, Will Tibbels, Devon Grosswiler;  brother-in-law: Robert Mannisto of Manhattan, MT; sister-in-law: Carolyn (Carl) Schweibert of Holland, MI; cousins: Pat (Judy) Hill of Auburn Hills, MI, Nance Gardner of Pompano Beach, FL, and many  nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt and uncle: Elizabeth and Guy Tibbels and sister: Jill Mannisto.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury, 541 S. Church Rd. Lakeside—Marblehead, OH 43440.  On line condolences may be shared with the family at .  Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside—Marblehead is assisting the family with arrangements.


Real estate transfers

Bay Township

4-18-14 Steven A. Lisa A. Gilleland to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 2401 West Fremont Road, $66,667.

Clay Township

4-15-14 Katie L. Boss to Jeremy M. Swartz and Chelsea L. Bishop, 2700 North Billman Road, $99,000.

4-17-14 Veronica R. Dietrich Estate to Frank and Claudia Dietrich, 640 South Genoa Clay Center Road, $225,000.


Martha (Marti) M. Gibson July 12, 1916-April 15, 2014

Martha (Marti) M. Gibson, a long and involved resident of Cincinnati, died peacefully April 15, at Providence Care Center in Sandusky. Born July 12, 1916 in Woodsfield, OH to Joe T. and Elsie Floyd Gibson, she would have been 98 years old in July.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date with burial in the Quaker City, OH Friends Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in memory of Martha may be made to the Covington Suspension Bridge Committee, P.O. Box 1777, Covington, KY  41017 or  Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.


Charlotte "Char" Galliher June 11, 1960-Apr. 22, 2014

Charlotte Lynn Galliher, 53, of Oak Harbor, passed peacefully April 22. Char was born June 11, 1960 in Fremont, to John and Helen Mae Timmons. She is survived by her husband, David Galliher, whom she married on May 18, 1985.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor.  The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, with Rev. Janine Dress officiating.  Interment will follow in Salem Township Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions in memory of Char be made to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr. Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Online condolences may be shared by visiting


Marriage licenses

Michael Kingsborough, 21, assistant manager or Fremont and Michele Goetz, 35, dental assistant of Oak Harbor.

Patrick Budnik, 19, grill closer and Deborah Young, 18, cashier both of Port Clinton.

Kelly Tussing, 55, sales representative and Deborah Vanvorhis, 54, production manager both of Curtice.

Kurt Rothgeb, 45, self employed and Lorie Bateman, 44, physician assistant both of Sevierville, TN.

Kurt Sabo, 28, operator and Courtney Payden, 27, cosmetologist both of Martin.

James Oberther, 34, machine operator and Stephanie Winters, 24, food service worker both of Oak Harbor.

David Clemons, 26, field engineer of Port Clinton and Marilee Pittman, 23, student of Winchester, VA.



A boy was born on April 16 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Kari Kreutzfeld and T.J. Manore of Port Clinton.


Julia Somsen Quayle Jan. 5, 1942-Apr. 19, 2014


Julia Somsen Quayle passed away on Saturday, April 19, while on vacation in Florida.  She was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Leo Harry and Dorothy Lucile Somsen.  She lived in Cokeville, WY, where she attended school and became the high school valedictorian in 1960.  Julie graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in English and a minor in French in 1964.  While at the University of Utah, she completed a study abroad program in French at LaSorbonne University in Paris, France, where she received the highest degree offered, LaDegree Superieur.   Following graduation from the University of Utah, Julie earned an M.A. degree from the University of Wyoming in English in 1965.  An accomplished English teacher and grammarian, Julie taught Language Arts at Utah State University until 1967.

In 1966, she married William Ray Quayle, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cokeville, WY.  Julie and Bill moved to Owosso, MI, in 1967, where Bill began a long-term career with Ford Motor Co.  Julie taught Language Arts at General Motors Institute in Flint, MI.  Julie and Bill moved to Sandusky, and then to Ann Arbor, MI, where they became passionate followers of University of Michigan Athletics.  In 1980, they moved to Port Clinton.  A gifted educator, Julie began an outstanding teaching career at Port Clinton Middle School in 1988.   Loved by her students, Julie was often cited as an outstanding teacher, winning the statewide golden apple award sponsored by Ashland Oil Co.  Julie was an accomplished pianist having studied since she was eight years old.  She coupled her piano playing with a very successful piano teaching career, having taught piano lessons to students in both Michigan and Ohio.  Julie also studied piano at the University of Michigan under Marion Hunt, a student of The Julliard School in New York.   Hand problems curtailed her piano playing and teaching.   She retired from teaching in 2004.   

Since retirement, travel and civic involvement have been a main focus of her life.   At the time of her death, Julie was on the Community Foundation, managed contracts for the Musical Arts Series at Firelands, served as a member of the Northwestern Ohio Arts Council, and as the pianist for St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  She served on past Vestries of St. Thomas, The Ida Rupp Library Board, PC Swim Boosters, PC Athletic Boosters, and the Port Clinton Parks Board.   Julie was a member of PEO and the Port Clinton Literary and Social Club.  

Julie is survived by her dedicated husband, Bill; her two loving sons, Douglas Brian (Mary Jane) and Matthew Garret Quayle; her grandchildren of whom she was very proud- Henry Elliot and Emma Elizabeth Quayle; and her beloved sister, Sylvia Somsen Henricks.  Julie has touched many lives through her teaching and giving and is loved by all who knew her.  Her courage, strength and kindness will long be remembered. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 East 2nd St., Port Clinton.  Friends may call Friday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington Street, Port Clinton.  Interment will be in Catawba Island Township Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Julia A. Quayle Educational Fund, to support students who major in English or classical piano which is administered by the Ottawa County Community Foundation. Donations can also be made to Strength for the Journey, an effort supporting the education of children in the Dominican Republic.  Checks can be made payable to either organization.  For Strength for the Journey, checks should be sent to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with notation for STFJ, and of course, donations may be sent to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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