December 22, 2014

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William “Bill” O. Mansfield

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William “Bill” O. Mansfield, 93, of Lorain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, December 21, 2014, following a full and meaningful life. Bill was born February 16, 1921, in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, where he was raised and lived, until after WWII. In 1947, he moved to Lorain, where he built his first Read More…

Catherine Raines

Catherine Raines, 85, of Elyria, went to our Lord peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 with family at her side. She was born April 13, 1929 in Craigsville, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Mina Brown; brother, William; and husband, Carl. She is survived by her family members including Read More…

Charles P. “Chuck” Branch, Sr.

Charles P. “Chuck” Branch, Sr., 84, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Northridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria.

William J. “Bill” Kemper

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William J. “Bill” Kemper, 71, of Amherst, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. He was born November 1, 1943 in Elyria. Bill served in the U.S. Navy and belonged to VFW Post #1662 in Amherst. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #118 in Amherst. Bill retired from USS/Kobe Steel in Lorain Read More…

James Ralph Johns, Jr.

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James Ralph Johns, Jr., 80, of North Ridgeville, formerly of Lakewood, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake. Jim was born October 22, 1934 in Jane Lew, West Virginia. He served in the United States Army for six years. After being honorably discharged from the service, Jim began a career Read More…

Mary Margaret Finegan

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Mary Margaret Finegan, 101, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014, at her home, under the care of hospice. Miss Finegan was born May 18, 1913, in Elyria and lived here all of her life. A graduate of Elyria High School with the Class of 1931 and of Oberlin Business College in 1933, she Read More…

Bernice Krupp


Bernice Krupp, 80, of Lorain, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 23, 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri. Bernice married Ralph Krupp June 30, 1956 and they raised seven children together. She was a member of the Church of St. Peter in Read More…

Juanita J. Zvosec Carner


Juanita J. Zvosec Carner, 84, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her home peacefully, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Carner was born May 28, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Werner Egon and Julia Elizabeth (nee Herner) Wiech. She was a graduate of Clearview High School in the Read More…

Ida Horning

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Ida Horning (nee Belletti), 80, of Sheffield Lake, died Friday, December 19, 2014, at her home, after a brief illness. Ida was born January 14, 1934 in Lorain and had resided in Sheffield Lake for the past 30 years, moving from Lorain. She worked at Ted Jacobs in downtown Lorain from the early 1950s through Read More…

Eleanor K. Cizl


Eleanor K. Cizl (nee Herbert), 95, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her home, from natural causes. Mrs. Cizl was born December 17, 1919, in Lorain, the daughter of the late Alfred D. and Lillian Margaret (nee Rose) Herbert. She graduated from Lorain High School with the Class of 1938 A. Read More…