• Lorice Ree (Matthews) Jones, 80, of Sandusky and formerly of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 2009, in Parkvue Health Care Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky.
* 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.