Patricia Herzig, July 16, 1939-July 7, 2013

Patricia R. "Pat" Herzig (nee: Barkhauer), 73, of Port Clinton (formerly of North Olmsted), passed away Sunday, July 7, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 16, 1939 in Cleveland. Pat cherished spending time with her family; she enjoyed cleaning, cooking-entertaining immensely with lots of food, sewing, boating, travel and loved her dogs Gismo and Lexi. 

Survivors include her husband of fifteen years Randie A. Herzig of Port Clinton; her children: Tammi R. Zavatchen (Dave) of Brunswick; Torri A. Barth (Mike) of Strongsville; Tim E. Pesta (fiancé  Tiffany Walborn) of Dundee, MI; Jennifer Freeman of Truckee, CA; Christopher Herzig of Jones, OK. Additional survivors include ten grandchildren; Craig (Kelly), Justin, Chris, Kaylee, Yonna, Annabelle, Virginia, Alex, Ella, Aaron. Pat was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild; little baby Barth, due in September. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Pesta Jr.; a son, James R. Pesta; and her parents, Robert and Helen (nee: Weiss) Barkhauer.


Austyn Morin, April 27, 1996-July 4, 2013

Austyn James Morin, 17, of Marblehead, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 4, in Hermanville, MS. He was born on April 27, 1996, in Sandusky.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 East Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Oliver John Henry Nov. 24, 1917-July 2, 2013

Oliver "John" Henry, 95, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, July 2, at his home. He was born November 24, 1917, in Bay Township, to John N. and Bertha (Applegate) Henry. 

The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor, with burial to follow in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor American Legion Post #114 and V.F.W. Post #8732 conducted military graveside services. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Charlotte M. Branum April 4, 1917-July 4, 2013

Charlotte M. Branum, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away Thursday, July 4, at her son’s residence in Parma, surrounded by her loving family. Charlotte was born on April 4, 1917, in Lima, the daughter of Jessie and Blanche (Railing) Cotner. 

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader at 10 a.m., Monday, July 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

    6-24-13 Michael D. Sarnes to Kristina L. M. and Scott M. Wildman, 5199 North Billman Road, $277,500.

Bay Township

    6-27-13 Nancy Jennings to Robin L. Jennings, 4900 West Fremont Road, $19,400.

Carroll Township

    6-24-13 Fannie Mae to Lesa Michael, 1413 State Route 19, $40,000.

    6-26-13 James and Frankie Pyburn to Michael D. and Vicki L. Ricker, 6354 North Harris Harbor, $100,000.

    6-27-13 Kenneth and Paula Rippy to Dennis and Patricia Lantzy, 6394 Harris Harbor, $55,000.

    6-28-13 David K. Gates to US Bank National Association, 10123 West Toussaint East Road, $83,334.


Joanne Mehalic December 18, 1935-Nov. 27, 2012

Joanne Mehalic, 76, of Port Clinton, passed away, Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was born on December 18, 1935, in Port Clinton, the daughter of George Earl and Susan (Christiansen) Walls. She married Charles (Chuck) W. Mehalic on May 6, 1980, in Euclid, OH, and he preceded her in death on February 10, 1995. 

Survivors include: Daughter: Denise (Michael) Linnen; Sons: Randall (Sharon) Brokate and Bryan (Sandra) Brokate; Daughter: Andrea (Bud) Wright; Son: Scott Brokate; Daughter: Melissa (Ashraf) El-Meanawy; Brother: Robert Walls; Sister: Linda Makuhan; 14 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers: Roy Walls, George “Junior” Walls, Gene “Duke” Walls, Donald Walls; sisters: Susan Clark, Mavis “Pudge” Combs and Beverly Walls.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Memorial contributions in memory of Joanne may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory has assisted the family with arrangements.


Reuben Clay McCain Feb. 18, 1933-June 28, 2013

Reuben Clay McCain, 80, passed from his earthly life into his eternal life on Friday, June 28, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY, after he struggled with a short battle of terminal cancer. 

Reuben was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Owenton, KY, to the late Benjamin and Rachel (Clifton) McCain. Because Reuben’s father was a Pilgrim Holiness minister, the family relocated several times in his early years of life. Reuben attended and graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, KY. He participated on the baseball and bowling teams.

After graduating from high school he worked briefly in Pogue’s in downtown Cincinnati and the Gibson Greeting Card Company in Cincinnati. In 1953, he was drafted into the United States Army until 1955. He then returned back to Gibson Greeting Card Company where he met his future love of his life and wife, Betty Jo Rees. They were married a year later on Aug. 18, 1956, and lived in Covington, KY. In the same year, he then took a job for Western-Southern Life Insurance Company until he retired after 33 years in Sept. 1989. He remained married to Betty for 52 years until her death on Nov. 29, 2008.


Stacy E. Kleinhans April 11, 1958-June 27, 2013

Stacy E. Kleinhans, 55, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, June 27, as the result of an automobile accident. Stacy was born on April 11, 1958, in Fremont, the daughter of Joe Pasch and Shirley (McKay) O'Donnell. 

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Roger Hofacker Oct. 1, 1948-June 30, 2013

Roger A. Hofacker, 64, passed away June 30 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He was born October 1, 1948, in Port Clinton to Emmett and Eldamae (Balduff) Hofacker.  He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1968. He most recently worked for Port Clinton City Schools, retiring in 2006. He had also worked for Lakeshore Dairy, A & P, and Englebeck Packing. He loved to travel, especially to Michigan and Peelee Island. He was a member of ST. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton.

He is survived by his brothers: Mark (Paulene) Hofacker of Lewis Center, OH, Paul (Luann) Hofacker of Port Clinton; sisters: Carol Jolliff of Forest, OH, Pamela (Martin) Migot of Port Clinton, Susan Brent of Port Clinton. He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. He was preceeded in death by his parents, brother Dale Hofacker and brother-in-law John Jolliff.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 3, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 8, at Roose Cemetery, Oak Harbor, with Pastor James Lehman officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton or Edgewood Manor Nursing Center Activities Fund. The family would like to thank Edgewood Manor for their good care of Roger. He had many resident and employee friends there. On line condolences may be shared with the family at .


Marriage licenses

Philip MacLaren, 31, graphic designer, and Kristin Trace, 28, health policy manager, both of Lyneham, Act, Australia.
Eric Kozina, 34, wastewater operator, and Erin Michelson, 29, student, both of Millbury.
Walter Gabbard, 26, director of video production, and Kayla Horton, 23, stay-at-home mom, both of Port Clinton.
Jason Greening, 37, chef, and Sasha Bradshaw, 34, management, both of Port Clinton.
Kenneth Sander, 31, bank manager, and Megan Damschroder, 26, teacher, both of Genoa.
Marcus Everly, 24, laborer, and Lindsay Cicanese, 24, dispatcher, both of Port Clinton.
Randy Wright, 38, factory worker, of Sandusky, and Jena Bahnsen, 29, home health care provider, of Oak Harbor.
John Wilkins, 48, firefighter, EMT, bus driver, and Jennifer Jeffries, 48, cashier, both of Curtice.
Dane Jesse, 29, construction, and Kayla Althaus, 26, student, both of Port Clinton.
Anthony Shack, 68, retired, and Roxanne Schultze, 62, restaurant manager, both of Oak Harbor.

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