December 22, 2014


Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr.

Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr., 71, of Lorain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at his home, following a brief illness. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst.

John “Jack” W. Johnson


John “Jack” W. Johnson, 87, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a long illness. He was born September 21, 1927. Jack graduated from Elyria High School and attended John Carrol. He served our country in the U.S. Navy and then was drafted to the Read More…

Dennis H. Browand, Sr.


Dennis H. Browand, Sr., 58, of Medina, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 14, 2014, with his loving family at his side. Dennis was born in Lodi February 12, 1956, to Howard and Doris (nee Rundle) Browand. He grew up in Litchfield and moved to Mallet Creek in 1995. Dennis worked as a shop supervisor for Read More…

Ian Young

Ian Young, 42, of Elyria, died at his home Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. He was born May 27, 1972 in Elyria, where he was a 1990 graduate of Elyria High School. For 15 years, Ian has been a journeyman electrician with I.B.E.W. #129. He enjoyed spending time Read More…

Dennis H. Browand, Sr.

Dennis H. Browand, Sr., 58, of Medina, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. Calling hours will be 5 until 8 P.M., Wednesday, December 17, at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Rd., Valley City. A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s paper.

Fred J. Heger, Jr.

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Fred J. Heger, Jr., 68, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born November 17, 1946, to the late Fred and Wilma (nee Wixson) Heger, Sr., in Cleveland. Fred was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He will be most remembered for his love of classic cars and his Read More…

Karen Meyer

Karen Meyer, 68, of Grafton Township, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Marjorie E. White


Marjorie E. White (nee Derrickson), 86, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Elmcroft of Lorain, Saturday, December 13, 2014, following a long illness. She was born March 17, 1928 in Willard, Ohio. Marjorie attended school in Willard, where she maintained many lifelong friendships. She was an extraordinarily devoted and loving Read More…

Troy G. Squire


Troy G. Squire, 50, entered into rest Sunday December 14, 2014. He was born June 17, 1964 in Amherst, and was currently living in North Ridgeville. He was employed with Tadd Springs Mfg. in Strongsville for several years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and camping in Pennsylvania. He was an avid listener of 98.5 FM and Read More…

Nadine R. Meyers

Nadine R. Meyers (nee Nickolette), 72, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born October 13, 1942 in Lorain, to Albert and Connie (nee Januzzi) Nickolette and graduated from Lorain High School in 1960. Nadine worked for many years as 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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