August 29, 2015

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Minkler Memorial Service


A Memorial Service will be held for Dale and Joyce Minkler at the Community of Christ Church at 10 A.M., Saturday, August 29, 2015. Dale Everett Minkler, 87, passed away June 23rd and his wife, Joyce May (White) Minkler, 81, passed away July 29th. They were married for 60 years. Both were graduates of Lorain Read More…

Marilyn Rose Falk


Marilyn Rose Falk (nee Miller), 85, of Strongsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn brightened up every party and was always the perfect hostess. She will be remembered most for her kind words and loving personality. We all will miss her telephone calls after a party telling you Read More…

James Richard “Jim” Dewar

James Richard “Jim” Dewar, 77, of Wellington, died Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born November 28, 1938 in Cleveland, to the late Lloyd and Virginia (nee Stuart) Dewar and was a graduate of John Marshall High School. Jim moved to the Wellington area in 1998. Jim was a truck driver Read More…

Elsie L. “Lorrie” Klinger


Elsie L. “Lorrie” Klinger (nee Stunneck), 69, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was the beloved companion of Paul Clare for over 23 years; loving mother of Alfred III “Al”, Scott (Vicky Palmer) and Christina “Tina” Carson (Donny, deceased); cherished grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of four and dear sister to Ann Ciresi, John Stunneck, Read More…

Joyce Mae Minkler

Joyce Mae Minkler (nee White) was born April 7, 1934 in Lorain. She passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Spartanberg, South Carolina. Joyce enjoyed making different crafts, cooking and baking. Her true calling was volunteering with her husband, Dale. They spread their love to others through their service in Hospice, 4-H, Steps to Hope Read More…

Nicholas Ivan Roberts


Nicholas Ivan Roberts, 18, of Wellington, died Thursday, August 20, 2015. He was born May 14, 1997 in Oberlin, to Ivan and Tina (nee Provoznik) Roberts. Nicholas graduated from Wellington High School this past May and was currently working for the Village of Wellington. He enjoyed playing video games with friends online and through gaming Read More…

Robert Lee Willis, Sr.


Robert Lee Willis, Sr., 70, of Lorain, died Monday, August 17, 2015 in his home. Mr. Willis was born August 10, 1945, to Alice McCray and The Reverend John Willis in Clarksdale, Mississippi, coming to Elyria, in 1960. Mr. Willis enjoyed fixing cars, watching wrestling, collecting movies and spending time with family and friends. He Read More…

Wayne Hogrefe


Wayne Hogrefe, 89, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Age to Perfection Adult Care Home in Lorain. Wayne was born in Amherst on July 18, 1926, to his loving parents, Fred and Frieda (nee Kunkle) Hogrefe. He attended Amherst schools and resided in Amherst until 1945, when he moved to Lorain for the Read More…

Janis E. Gienke

Janis E. Gienke (nee Smith), 91, of Elyria, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015, at Welcome Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Elyria, she was born March 17, 1924, to the late Harry and Dorothy Smith. She attended Elyria High School. She worked for the City of Elyria in the Utilities Department, retiring in 1985. Read More…

Geraldo Calderon Cuevas

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Geraldo Calderon Cuevas, 83, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. He was born May 18, 1932 in Morovis, Puerto Rico, to Manuel Reyes Cuevas and Josefa (Calderon) Cuevas. He was a member of the UAW Local 1250 and made his career at Ford Motor Company, 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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