October 6, 2015


Peggy Ann Davidson


Peggy Ann Davidson (nee Stafford), 56, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 unexpectedly at her residence. She was born February 18, 1959 in Mansfield. Peggy was a graduate of Lucas High School in Mansfield. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Bruce Sr.; daughters, Crystal (Fred) Hernandez and Erin (Dennis) Wells, both of Read More…

Scott A. Welko

Scott A. Welko, 55, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 12, 2015, at his home. The family invites friends to a memorial gathering this coming Monday, September 28, 2015 from 5 P.M. until the time of Memorial Service at 6 P.M,. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Read More…

Ruth Emily (NEM) Gauman

Ruth Emily (NEM) Gauman, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Overgaard, AZ. She was born October 10, 1934. She graduated from S. Amherst High School in 1953. Survivors are her husband of 62 years, Jack; sons, Kim and Jeff; daughter, Cindy (Ray) Kirkpatrick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to Hospice Read More…

Robert Lee “Bob” Bush

Robert Lee “Bob” Bush, 74, of Elyria, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015. He is survived by wife, Eula and children, Leron, Eric and Monica. Church service will be Monday, September 28, 2015, at Mt Zion Baptist Church, Elyria, at 1 P.M., with burial to follow at Brookdale Cemetery. Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home Read More…

Melvenia “Mel” Laverne Saxon


Melvenia “Mel” Laverne Saxon, (nee Gray), 90, formerly of Lorain, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born in Pekin, Indiana, October 17, 1924, to the late Herman C. and Ruby Gray. She was a homemaker and worked as a cosmetologist. Throughout her life she loved to sew, cook and Read More…

Lewis R. “Bob” Welsandt, Sr.


Lewis R. “Bob” Welsandt, Sr., 78, of Elyria, passed away at home Thursday, September 24, 2015 following a long illness. He was born November 9, 1936 in Butterfield, Missouri. Bob served in the U.S. Navy and retired from The Ford Motor Co. as a foreman following 33 years of service. He had a dedicated work Read More…

Rosa Anna Corn

Rosa Anna Corn, 90, of Swansea, died Thursday, September 24, 2015. Born April 8, 1925, in Greenville County, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late James Wilburn and Janie M. Emery Gosnell. Mrs. Corn worked in the Charleston Navy Yard during WWII and became known as Rosie the Riveter. She was a member Read More…

Karen E. Hignett


Karen E. Hignett, 60, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic, after a long illness. She was born November 8, 1954 in Oberlin. She worked as a LPN for Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin for 33 years, retiring in 2007 and also home health care. She was a member of Read More…

Robert Frank Soules


Robert Frank Soules, 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Whispering Willows, an assisted living boarding house in his adopted home of Reno, Nevada. “Bob” Soules was born in LaGrange on December 26, 1919, to Frank and Anna (O’Brien)Soules. One of nine children, at age six, upon the death of their mother, he Read More…

William Albert Mihalic


William Albert Mihalic, 86, of Amherst, passed away at his home Tuesday, September 22, 2015 under the care of hospice and loved ones. He was born on December 25, 1928 in Lorain, to Jacob and Julia (nee Markovich) Mihalic. Bill was a graduate of Clearview High School and The Ohio State University, where he earned 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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