Deborah S. Gilbert, 62, Norwalk, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League St., Norwalk.
James L. Christen Sr., 79, Oak Harbor, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. Interment will be private at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania. Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor, is assisting the family.
Barbara A. Krawetzki, 75, residing in Sandusky, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Providence Care Center following a lengthy illness. Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
John "Jack" K. Butts Jr., 80, Port St. Lucie, Fla. and formerly of Sandusky, died July 9, 2014, in Treasure Coast Hospice Care. A celebration of Jack's life will be 1-4 p.m. Aug. 23, at the American Legion, 3615 S. Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
Robert L. Nellessen, 84, Fremont, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in his home. A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a luncheon to follow. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Carl D. Essex, 65, Norwalk, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in St.