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.


Leon E. McCoy July 30, 1991-Apr. 20, 2014

Leon E. McCoy, 22 of Port Clinton, Ohio died Sunday Morning April 20, 2014 at Cleveland Metro Hospital. He was born July 30, 1991 In Bellevue, Ohio. Leon is survived by his Mother: Jill Lesher of Florida, Father: Leon (Trish) McCoy Sr. of Port Clinton, OH.

Friends may call or visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday April, 24, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home 216 Washington St. Port Clinton.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family.  Condolences may be shared at


Leon E. McCoy

Leon E. McCoy, Jr, 22, died Sunday, April 22, at Cleveland Metro Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Julia Ann Quayle

Julia Ann Quayle, 72, of Catawba Island, died Saturday, April 19, in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory.


Alois David Capko Sept. 16, 1932-Feb. 12, 2014

Alois David Capko, 81, of Port Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, February 12, at H. B. Magruder Hospital.  David was born on September 16, 1932 in Lakeside, the son of Joseph and Clara (Boytim) Capko.  

A Memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at St.Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Marblehead.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead.  Memorial donations in memory of David may be given to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, Clyde, OH, H.B. Magruder Hospital, Fulton St., Port Clinton, OH  43452 or St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main St., Marblehead, OH  43440.  Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Shirley P. Andrews June 27, 1935-April 13, 2014

Shirley P. Andrews, 78, of Port Clinton, passed away, Sunday, April 13, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born June 27, 1935 in Marion, OH, the daughter of Marion P. and Virginia (Metz) Grover.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St., Port Clinton.  Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH  44870 or the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr., Suite B, Perrysburg, OH  43551.  Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, has assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared by visiting


Ronald E. Verhoff Nov. 25, 1940-Apr. 17, 2014

Ronald E. Verhoff, 73, of Marblehead, died Thursday, April 17, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.  He was born November 25, 1940 in Bellevue, the son of the late William and Helen Louise (Eckler) Verhoff. 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home were visitation will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m.  Burial will be in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township.  Memorial contributions may be given to Stein Hospice or Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club.  On line condolences may be shared with the family


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

4-7-14 Michael L. Stewart to The Huntington National Bank, 3535 North Reiman Road, $52,500.

Benton Township

4-11-14 David J. and Eileen Schwind to Robert J. and Christine L. Davis, 17776 West Moline Martin Road, $164,000.


Herbert H. Lueke July 23, 1918-April 17, 2014

Herbert H. Lueke, 95, of Port Clinton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. On his last day, when daughter Pat asked if he was scared, Herb said, “There is nothing to be afraid of.”

Herb was born July 23, 1918, in Woodville, the son of Frederick J. and Rica (Finn) Lueke.  On July 28, 1945, in Edmonton, Canada, Herb married Margery A. Welsh and she preceded him in death in 1983.  He remarried on May 6, 1984, in Port Clinton, to Joyce E. Russell and she also preceded him in death in 1994.  

Herb worked as an electrician and welder at Martin-Marietta in Woodville for over 40 years, retiring in 1984.  He was a veteran who served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  Herb was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, and a lifetime member and past commander of American Legion Post #455 of Woodville, member of the church council at Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville, lifetime member and past commodore of Nugent’s Canal Yacht Club, and a past commodore of the International Blue Gavel.  He also enjoyed attending the men’s prayer breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Clinton, woodworking, gardening, fishing, and the Detroit Tigers. His quiet strength, dependability, positive attitude, good humor, and gift for graciously accepting whatever challenges came his way endeared Herb to his family and many friends.

Survivors include: daughters: Donna Lueke of Marblehead and Dr. Patricia (Michael) Van Kley of Perrysburg; son: Richard (Beth Ann) Lueke of Bradner; stepdaughters Vicki (Lynn) Martin and Jacque Russell, both of Denver, CO; niece Marita McKeehan; grandchildren Alicia Lueke, Mikaela (Adam) Uhlman, Megan (Thomas) Conrad and Misty Hannigan; step grandchildren: Dr. Ted (Dr. Jennifer) Norman, Mark (Keira) Norman, Dr. Wendy Norman, Daniel Van Meter and Christopher Van Meter; great-grandchildren Ava and Alice Uhlman and Kaylee Kern and 11 step great-children.  Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, wives and sisters, Edna McKeehan and Martha Lueke.

Visitation will be from 9 – 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton, where the funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.  A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Nugent’s Canal Yacht Club, Port Clinton.  Graveside committal services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Westwood Cemetery, Woodville, with military graveside honors.  Memorial contributions in memory of Herbert may be given to the Salvation Army or Peace Lutheran Church.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting


Marriage licenses

Robert Goelle, 43, conductor and Tina Tabbert, 44, surgery scheduler both of Genoa.

Curtis Carr, 24, tire salesman and Karli Fisher, 25, bank teller both of Genoa.

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