Monday, March 5th, 2007
John W. Bryne, 91, of Ottoville, died at 5:40 p.m. March 3, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 10, 1915, in Ottoville, to Daniel and Emma Brandehoff Byrne. On Aug. 20, 1938, he married Gertrude Irene Brinkman, who died March 17, 1982.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel (Joan), Celina, and Rodger (Diana), Van Wert; three daughters, Virginia (James) Schroeder, Pittsburgh, Pa., Rebecca (Barry) Cousins, Toledo, and Cheryl (Greg Golen) Byrne, Novi, Mich.; a sister, Josephine Herman, Adrian, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Patricia; three brothers, Joseph, Orion and Hugo; a sister, Salome Grosenbacher; and a grandchild.
He was a farmer and a retired welder at Fruehauf, Delphos. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Holy Name Society, and the Ohio Farmers Union.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Ottoville.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Ottoville, with a scripture service at 6 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the church or the Ottoville High School Athletic Program.