* Dale E. Beck, 61, of Norwalk, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2009, in his home. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
* James W. Koester, 85, resident of Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at his residence. Burial will be in OhioVeterans Home Cemetery with private family services to be observed. Pfeil Funeral Homes, Sandusky Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
* Rachel L. (Evans) Proy, 93, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Providence Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending with David F. Koch Funeral Home, Sandusky.
* Edith M. Biechele, 78, Sandusky, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after an illness. Arrangements and survivors will be announced later by the David F. Koch Funeral Home, Sandusky.