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Births for May 5, 2013

A girl was born on May 1 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Stephanie and Aaron Gonya of Port Clinton.

A girl was born on May 2 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Alyssa and Ryan Morter of Port Clinton.

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Elizabeth Hrupcho, Feb. 17, 1917-May 1, 2013

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Hrupcho, 96, of Port Clinton, died Wednesday, May 1. She was born on February 17, 1917.
Visitation will be held at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton on Sunday, May 5, from 3-7 p.m. with members of the Altar Rosary Society praying the rosary at 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, May 6, prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Cremation will follow and burial will be at a later time in the summer at Riverview Cemetery in Port Clinton.Online condolences may be expressed at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com

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Real Estate Transfers for May 2, 2013

Benton Township
4-25-13 Paul A. and Linda J. Bolin to Elizabeth M. Malik, 16370 West Walbridge Road, $114,000.

Catawba Township
4-24-13 Raymond R. Mong to Douglas E. and Kimberly A. Kearns, 3228 North Marian View drive, $395,000.
4-26-13 Joseph H. and Marjorie A. Busby to Robert J. Stewart, 1665 NW Catawba Road, $140,000.

Clay Center Corp
4-25-13 A. Pietrowski LLC to MP Real Estate LLC, 465 and 515 Main Street, $65,000.

Danbury Township
4-22-13 Sally A. Stokes to Marla and Bernard Himmeger, 282 Perryview, $60,000.
4-22-13 Deutsche Bank to Deborah Caldwell, 6457 Royce Drive, $67,399.
4-23-13 Kathleen Rhoda to Lisa Leslie, 7477 East Harbor Road, $166,999.
4-26-13 Kathleen M. Van Camp to R & L Zies Family Partnership IV Ltd, 2019 Ellsworth Drive, $63,000.

Erie Township
4-23-13 EH POOLED Investment to Dylan Hatfield, 5560 West Erie, $27,000.
4-26-13 Richard A. Bugoci to Steven J. L. Meade and Gary L. Meade, Lakeshore Drive, vacant land, $26,000.

Harris Township
4-24-13 Constance Jean Maike to Bryce T. Paule, West Weis Road, vacant land, $286,728.
4-24-13 Kay L. Traver to Bryce T. Paule, West Weis Road, vacant land, $286,728.
4-25-13 William and Lisa Rauch to Todd and Heidi Hecht, Benton Caroll Road, new split, $30,000.

Oak Harbor Corp
4-22-13 Laurel A. and Carol J. Swartz to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 201 North Locust Street, $50,000.
4-22-13 Gina M. Wood to The Huntington National Bank, 330 North Locust Street, $41,000.
4-26-13 Allan and Janet Harder to Thomas and Karla Spangler, 213 Harvest Lane, $135,000.

Port Clinton City
4-22-13 John J. and Brenda A. Bou-Sliman to Port Clinton Manufacturing Company, 310 West Perry Street, $16,000.
4-23-13 Josephine Ward to Den Bee Ltd., 1621 Waters Edge, $70,000.
4-26-13 JPMorgan Chase Bank to J. Scott Morton, 323 Harrison Street, $45,000.

Portage Township
4-22-13 Timothy W. Hicks to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 1655 South Hickory Grove Road, $37,334.

Put In Bay Village School
4-23-13 David Bechstein to Harold M. Schwatz, 1235 Ashburn Avenue, $295,000.
4-26-13 Robert Rush to Troy C. and Christine L. Ontko, 1331 Langram Road, $410,000.

Salem Township
4-22-13 Christopher T. and Kelly M. Hepner to Federal National Mortgage Association, 8568 West State Route 163, $66,667.
4-23-13 Behnken Loving Trust to John F. Sr. and Jeannie K. Behnken, West Boysen Road, new split, $92,529.
4-23-13 Behnken Loving Trust to William C. Behnken, West Boysen Road, new split, $151,471.
4-23-13 Behnken Loving Trust to William C. Behnken, West Boysen Road, new split, $67,000.
4-23-13 Behnken Loving Trust to John F. Sr. and Jeannie K. Behnken, West Boysen Road, new split $131,999.

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Ann Elizabeth Nelson, May 2, 1920 – April 30, 2013

Clerk of Courts of Ottawa County (1973-1984)
Ann Elizabeth Nelson, a lifelong resident and former Clerk of Courts of Ottawa County, died on Tuesday, April 30, after a short illness. Ann died peacefully at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, three days before her 93rd birthday.

In 1972, Ann was elected Clerk of Courts of the Common Pleas Court of Ottawa County, and she held that office for three 4-year terms until 1984. Before that, she served as Deputy Clerk of the Court for over 15 years.

Ann was born on May 2, 1920, to Christ and Mary (Imes) Nelson. She was an honors graduate of Port Clinton High School’s Class of 1938. She then graduated from Davis College in Toledo. Before her employment with the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, Ann was employed by Herbrand Corporation in Fremont, and later worked at the Erie Ordinance Depot.

Ann was an active member of the Port Clinton and Ottawa County communities and was involved in many organizations. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, and the Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary. Ann was a 16-year volunteer with the Red Cross at Magruder Hospital.

Ann was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club where she enjoyed attending weekend social events and spending time with her friends. Active in local politics, Ann was a member of the Ottawa County Democratic Club. She was also a member of the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Ann enjoyed art and painting and was a member of the Port Clinton Artists Club. She also enjoyed traveling. She traveled to all but six of the United States, and visited most of northeastern Canada. She took a European tour of 15 countries, and later traveled to the British Isles, Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand and Fiji.

Ann was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton. There, she was a member of the Adult Choir, the Memorial Choir and the Altar Rosary Society.

Ann is survived by her brother, Curtis (Arline) Nelson; her niece, Nancy Nelson; and her nephews, John (Cathy) Nelson and David (Susan) Nelson. She is also survived by her grand-nephew, Kyle Nelson; and her grand-nieces, Lindsay and Claire Nelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christ and Mary Nelson; her brother, Marvin; and her sister, Lois.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, May 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Ralph Marquez, Sr., Jan. 21, 1948-April 27, 2013

Ralph Marquez, Sr., 65, of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, April 27, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born on January 21, 1948, in Port Clinton, the son of Jose and Tiofila (Carrion) Marquez.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with funeral services conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Doris M. Brough, Aug. 7, 1919-April 27, 2013

Doris M. Brough, 93, of Oak Harbor, died Saturday, April 27, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. She was born on August 7, 1919, in Oak Harbor to Fred and Mabel (Leiser) Henry. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. 

Online condolences for Doris may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Donna Kelley, Sept. 7, 1934-April 23, 2013

Donna Kelley, 78, of Catawba Island passed away peacefully with family on Tuesday, April 23,.  She was born on September 7, 1934, in Canton, SD, to Gerritt and Frieda (Johnson) Vugteveen. On August 8, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN, she married John J. Kelley, and he preceded her in death on November 30, 2004. Donna previously worked for more than 20 years as the office manager for Drs. George Optometrists in Port Clinton, starting in 1974. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton and a longtime choir member.  

Donna also was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club, Catawba Island Club, CIC Golferettes, Port Clinton Swim Boosters & Swim Club, and, for more than 40 years she volunteered for the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, at times serving as chairwoman for Charity Ball and as the corporate fundraiser. Nothing was more satisfying to Donna than striving for a hole-in-one (which she got), a great hand in bridge, a sail (or race) on the family boat and, most importantly, anything to do with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her sons: Mark (Lisa) Kelley of Catawba Island and Kevin Kelley of Rocky River, OH, grandchildren: Grace, Cara, Katie, Clare, Teagan, and Isaac, stepmother: Joy Vugteveen (105 years old) of Rochester, MN, sisters: Mary Halverson of Rochester, MN, and Carol (Leon) Schrage of Iowa City, IA, and numerous nieces and nephews from Massachusetts to Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and two sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 2-4 & 5-8 p.m., at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with prayers offered at the funeral home. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Donna may be given to the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department or the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary.  Online condolences or any special memories of Donna are encouraged and may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Nettie B. Mattox, Aug. 29, 1924-April 23, 2013

Nettie B. Mattox, 88, of Port Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by her loving family. Nettie was born on August 29, 1924, in Poca, WV, the daughter of Pearl W. and Gae Mona (Taylor) Priddy.  

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Marriage licenses for April 25, 2013

Eric Salsbury, 40, machinist, of Riga, MI, and Sarah Mizla, 32, intervention specialist, of Port Clinton.

Carl Walton, 25, IT technician, and Brook Osborne, 21, proof operator, both of Port Clinton.

Gregory Sigg, 27, teacher, and Alana Stanbery, 27, educator, both of Oak Harbor

Jordan Perkins, 24, construction and Megan Sloan, 25, barista, both of Marblehead

Joseph Olalde, 48, welder and Virginia Perlaky, 50, residential assistant, both of Port Clinton

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