September 2, 2015

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Lalanya “Lollypop” Jelen


Lalanya “Lollypop” Jelen, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, after a short illness. She was 41 years old. She enjoyed skydiving, rock climbing, snowboarding and exploring caves. She was an avid Bronco’s fan. Lalanya is survived by her loving parents, Kevin and Brenda Rogers; two sons, Justin Onofry and Nakotai Jelen; one daughter, Hillary Thurman. Read More…

Dr. Denis A. Radefeld


Dr. Denis A. Radefeld, 96, of Sugarcreek, Ohio, formerly of Lorain, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Community Hospice House of Tuscarawas County, surrounded by family and holding the hand of his devoted wife Carol. He was born July 22, 1919 in Cleveland, to the late Alfred and Loretta Read More…

Thomas J. Beaune


Thomas J. Beaune, 61, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015. He was the dearly beloved father of Melissa; loving brother of Barb (Bill) Laurent, Donna (Ron) Goodrow, Kenneth (deceased), Raymond (Suzanne), Johnny, Susan Brunt, Kevin (Doree), Patricia (deceased), Dennis (deceased), Eddy and Maureen (Jim) Haag; dear son of the late Raymond and Patricia Read More…

Michael David Thomas


Michael David Thomas, 48, of Bentonville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born September 29, 1966, in Elyria. Michael attended Elyria High School and served in the United States Army. He was a carpenter and enjoyed music and playing the drums. He is survived Read More…

Lawrence R. Wahl

Lawrence R. Wahl, 75, of Elyria, died Friday, August 21, 2015 at O’Neill Health Care North Ridgeville. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

Okey Derold Singleton


Okey Derold Singleton, 76, of Avon, died Thursday, August 20, 2015, at his home. He was born December 21, 1938, in Monterville, West Virginia and lived in Avon for over 35 years. He was employed by LTV Steel for 36 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and fishing and was an avid hunter Read More…

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…

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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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2015 LCGHD Flu Clinics

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September Immunization Clinics

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Register for the Lorain County Wellness Network meeting today!

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