December 21, 2014

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Eugene “Gene” Carl Krebs


Eugene “Gene” Carl Krebs, 67, of Sandusky, passed away early Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at Meadows at Osborn Park, after a lengthy illness. Gene was born October 31, 1947, in Sandusky, to the late Joseph and Helen (Zielski) Krebs. Gene was a 1966 graduate from St. Mary’s Catholic High School. He was employed at Read More…

Shirley A. McGee


Shirley A. McGee, 72, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 25, 2014, in the Specialty Hospital of Lorain, following a short illness. She was born in Martinsville Virginia, spending most of her life in Elyria. Mrs. McGee was a graduate of Elyria High School Class of 1961 and was employed Read More…

Mary K. Deulley


Mary K. Deulley, 90, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014. She was born August 16, 1924 in Columbus, to the late Ernest and Ethel (nee Johnson) Irvine. She lived several years in Florida, moving to Coshocton, and then to Ashland. Mary spent the last few years at Brethren Care in Ashland. Mary worked Read More…

Stephen P. Kruman

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Stephen P. Kruman, 70, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, in Kingston of Vermilion, following a lengthy illness. He was born December 13, 1944, in Cleveland, relocating to Avon Lake in 1954 and then to Lorain in 1967. He served in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Boston Read More…

Carl R. Denk


Carl R. Denk, 76, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake, following a short illness. He was born April 15, 1938 in Maple Heights, where he was a graduate of Maple Heights High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Carl Read More…

Andre B. McGee


Andre B. McGee, 41, formerly of Elyria, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, following a long illness, in Dallas, Texas. Mr. McGee was born in Detroit, Michigan, spending most of his life in Elyria before moving to Dallas. He was employed as a maintenance director for McGee Building Maintenance of Elyria and as a laborer Read More…

Warfield Rock


Warfield Rock, 94, of AbbeWood Senior Living Community in Elyria was called to his Heavenly home Monday, December 15, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born March 5, 1920, in Lakewood. Warfield graduated from Cleveland’s James Ford Rhodes High School, where in 1936, he helped plant one of the Olympic white oak trees presented Read More…

Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr.


Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr., 71, and a resident of Lorain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at his home, following a brief illness. He was a lifetime resident of Lorain, Ohio, born on August 1, 1943. Ralph was employed at Ford Motor Company as a Relief Man Read More…

Eugene “Gene” C. Krebs

Eugene “Gene” C. Krebs, 67, of Sandusky, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the Meadows of Osborn Park, Huron. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert J. Rusnak, Jr.

Robert J. Rusnak, Jr., 45, of Lorain and a former resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 of apparent heart failure. He was born January 24, 1969 in Elyria. Robert was a 1987 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State Read More…

Obituary Search

The Lorain County General Health District's Vital Statistics Office houses the birth and death records beginning in 1908 to the present.  Certificates of births and deaths occurring in all of Lorain County, except for the city of Lorain, are available at the health district.

For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company that the Lorain County General Health District has partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express® , Discover® , MasterCard® and Visa® .


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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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