A boy was born on Nov. 14 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Valerie and Brian Papazian of Marblehead.

A girl was born on Nov. 16 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Sarah and Mark Messa of Port Clinton.


Rita Lynn Meister Nov. 29, 1948-Nov. 19, 2013

Rita Lynn Meister, 64, of Catawba Island, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center in Port Clinton, after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 29, 1948. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton. On Friday, Nov. 22, prayers begin at the funeral home at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Sara Grace Owen

Sara Grace Owen, 98, of Elmore, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Arrangements are pending at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa.


Eileen P. Konieczny July 6, 1926-Nov. 17, 2013

Eileen P. Konieczny, 87, of Oak Harbor, died Sunday, Nov. 17, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. She was born on July 6, 1926, to Alfred and Laura (Sievert) Lowe.  

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, with interment to follow in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 2-8 p.m. at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Benton Township

    11-8-13 Ramona A. Malinowski et al to Easy Allan Haas, 5159 North Elliston Trowbridge Road, $65,000.

Carroll Township

    11-12-13 WWC II LLC to DLF Enterprises LLC, 9055 State Route 2, $500,000.

    11-12-13 Andrew and Melissa Darling to Ernesto and Yolanda Hernandez, 8844 West Canada Goose Court, $54,000.


Rick Ferguson Oct. 31, 1949-Nov. 13, 2013

Rick Ferguson, 64, of Port Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 31, 1949, in Fostoria, the son of Richard Allen and Esther (Ireland) Ferguson. 

A graveside service with military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Catawba Island Cemetery, Port Clinton. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory has assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Richard Ferguson

Richard Ferguson, 64, of Catawba Island, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Juanita S. Cooper March 8, 1922-Nov. 5, 2103

Juanita S. Cooper, 91, of Naples, FL, passed away on Nov. 5, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  She was born on March 8, 1922, to parents Emmit V. and Mary Abby Slater.  On June 13, 1942, she married Gordon S. Cooper.  Juanita and Gordon founded Gordon Cooper Motor Sales, Inc. in 1950, where she was the bookkeeper, Office Manager, and Secretary Treasurer for over 30 years.  She was an honor accountant recognized by General Motors for 30 consecutive years.

In 1979, they moved to Naples, FL, as a winter home, becoming their permanent residence in 1995 from their previous home in Port Clinton, and Juanita became a member of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, where she served as a volunteer.  She also volunteered at North Naples Hospital, and was a former member of Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton Yacht Club, Palm River Country Club, and many other clubs and organizations in Ohio.  As well as her love of volunteer work, Juanita also enjoyed travel, golf, bridge, and mostly spending time with family.


Bonnie L. Vargo March 11, 1933-Nov. 12, 2013

Bonnie L. Vargo, 80, of Sandusky, met her savior and was reunited with her eternal family, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a short illness. Bonnie was born on March 11, 1933,  in Sandusky, the daughter of Walter and Ethelyn (Zepernick) Richards.  

Visitation will be 11-12 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, followed by funeral service held at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

    11-5-13 Daryl Elwing et al to Tara L. and William G. Dougherty, 4091 North Opfer-Lentz Road, $95,000.

    11-7-13 John J. Momenee to Amanda M. Villarreal, 21180 West Toledo Street, $92,400.

Bay Township

    11-5-13 Pat A. Kurtz to Richard L. and Kristy L. Clow, 1515 West Fremont Road, $113,500.

    11-8-13 Carl V. Wunderie to Theodore J. and Mary J. Revard, 3025 West Wayne Street, $110,000.

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