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Masonic Services: Timothy L. Hornish

Timothy L. Hornish, 64, of Defiance, passed away surrounded by his family in the home he was born and raised in on Saturday, August 26, 2017.   

He was born on September 25, 1952 to Virgil and Helen (Lero) Hornish in Defiance. Tim was a 1970 graduate of Defiance High School. On May 29, 1971 he married Deborah Gahagan, who resides in Defiance. Tim was a truck driver  for 45 years. He and his wife formed Hornish & Hornish Inc. as small fleet owners.

His top priority was first and foremost, his family. Tim was so very proud of each and every one of them, and loved them "To the Moon and Back."  He love all types of gaming, especially going to Fire Keepers Casino with his wife and friends. Tim was a member of Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren. He was proud of his office as a Past Master of Omega Lodge #564. He was a member of Blue Lodge Defiance, Ohio, Sherwood Lodge Council #55, Comrade #30, Scottish Rite Toledo Valley, and Zenobia Shriner, Toledo. He was also a member of Elks #147, Eagles #372, Moose #2094 and AMVETS.

Tim was a great man who fought for his life for three years, a very courageous man who never gave up.  R.I.P.

 Tim will be sadly missed by his wife of 46 years, Deborah Hornish of Defiance, children; Erin (Lisa) Ryan of Napoleon, Tiffanni (Jason) Leatherman of Defiance, and Trisha (Phil) Hetrick of Ney, grandchildren; Courtney, Mackecknie, and Erin Ryan, Keir and Kali Leatherman, Logan and Lorelle Hetrick, brother Samuel (JoEllen) Hornish of Defiance, sisters Nancy (Don) Vier of Brentwood, CA, Mary (Don) Shisler of Littleton, CO, Linda (John) Briggs of Battle Creek, MI, and Holly Peters of San Clemente, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ted David Hornish.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at  Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren in Defiance, with Rev. Benjamin Polzin officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the church, or to Shriners Children's Hospital.

Friendly Social Club meeting invitation

Open invitation to join us for lunch (free) on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:30 am at Ryan’s Restaurant on N. Shoop Ave in Wauseon – rear dining area. Sponsored by:
Friendly Social Club
Membership is open to all Master Masons in good standing. Annual dues are $20. Wives and widows are invited to attend our lunch meetings as our guests.
Our purpose is to enjoy friendship and fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere without a ritual.
Meetings are the 1 st and 3 rd Monday of April, May, June, October and November and the3rd Monday only of September. Meetings are held at Ryan’s Restaurant in Wauseon and start at 11:30 am. We have a picnic in July and a Christmas party in December at locations chosen by the members.
For more information, please call Jon Schamp at 419-822- 7903.

Masonic Services for Marion Cooper

Masonic Funeral for Brother Marion Cooper, member of Bryan Lodge 215 will be 3:00PM Sunday, 8/27 at Thompson Funeral home, Main Street,  Montpelier, Ohio.
Marion David Cooper, age 80, of Pioneer, formerly of Stryker passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Fairlawn Haven Care Center, in Archbold after an extended illness. 

Marion was born on May 6, 1937 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania to Walter Howard Cooper and Evelyn Lucy Moyer.  He married Alice J. Owen on June 6, 1959 in Winchester, Virginia and she survives.  Marion attended Slippery Rock Elementary and High School.   

Marion retired from ARO Corporation in Bryan in 1997 as a machinist with 30 years of service.  He is a member of the Bryan Masonic Lodge #215, Montpelier Moose Lodge and Montpelier Eagles.  A past member of the North South Skirmish Association in Winchester, Virginia and the 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry with 30 plus years of shooting Civil War black powder weapons.  He also served nine years as a board member of the North Western Electric Cooperative. 
He also loved hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Quebec, and Newfoundland, Canada; for deer, elk, moose and caribou, which he was very successful.  He was also proud to say that he had fished in all five Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean.   

Marion is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice;  three sons, Richard Cooper of Pioneer, Walter (Kathleen) Cooper of Bryan and Denis Cooper of Stryker; two granddaughters, Courtney (Matt) Laing of Rossford, Ohio and Kellie (Troy) Secrest of Toledo; one great grandson Dustin Laing; sisters Bessie Traczenski of Erie, Pennsylvania and Leta Fredricks of Lititz, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews from California, Colorado, Florida, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Michigan. 

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jean Stamm, Clara Thompson, Patty Cooper and Esther Francis. 

Visitation for Marion will be on Sunday, August 27th from 12-3pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  A Masonic Service will be held at 3pm.  A private graveside will be held at a later date at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Food Pantry in Stryker or Shriners Hospital.

DGM Rollout Notes

Dear Brother,
During the Deputy Grand Master’s roll-out presentation, he mentioned three items that would be available on the Grand Lodge webpage,
1.      A PDF of his presentation:
2.      Information regarding the 2018 Grand Lodge cruise:
3.      The Replace Yourself Program:
You now have links for each of those items.  This email has been sent to the District Advisor, DDGMs, DEOs, Masters, Wardens, Secretaries, and Senior Deacons of the 5th Masonic District.
Chad Simpson
Director of Program Development

Bryan 215 Master Mason Degree

Brothers All,
On September 5th, Bryan Lodge will be doing the Master Mason Degree on Brother Good, at 7:30 PM at our regular stated Meeting. We could use help with the second part, as all Lodges in the Fifth District do.
Ken Snyder, Worshipful Master, 
Bryan 215 F&AM

Fifth District Race Night (take 2)

When - Since the race on July 22 was rained out, this Saturday, August 5, is now family night. Gates open at 4:00pm, Qualifying at 6:00 pm, racing at 7:00. As before, if you arrive by 5:00 pm, WB Dave Gunn's wife Mary Kay and daughter Crystal will meet us at the gate to show a few attractions as well as good seating.

Where - Fremont Motor Speedway (fairgrounds) Take US Route 6 to Exit 101 (St. Rt. 53), go south thru stoplight, entrance to parking on left.

Ticket Prices - Adults $14, Seniors $12, Ages 11-16 $8, 10 and under free.

WB Gunn informs me that some of the sponsors are providing some promo items for this family night. Once again, you are encouraged to wear Masonic apparel and to invite family and friends to join us for an evening of racing. A good contingent of brothers attending will show our support of WB Gunn's son, Tyler and further the cause for Freemasonry.

Please let me (419-784-6364) or RWB Doug Eis (419-438-5786) know of your intentions, so that, in the event of inclement weather, once again we can contact you should the race be cancelled

Testimonial Dinner to Honor Trent Dominique and Kevin Weisman

Two brothers well known to the Fifth District are being honored by the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, by being coroneted 33 Degree Masons late in August.
A Testimonial Dinner to honor these worthy brothers RWB Trent Dominique and WB Kevin Weisman is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Northwest State College, Archbold, Ohio.
In addition to there service to the Scottish Rite, RWB Dominique has served the 5th District as District Advisor and DDGM. While WB Weisman is not a member in the 5th District, he is more familiar to us in the York Rite, particularly the Commandery where he has held several Division Offices.
With respect to their accomplishments and honor to their service, all are invited to their Testimonial Dinner. A good showing of support will be much appreciated.
Please see the attached for more info and reservation forms.

Masonic Services for Ron Gunn

The Great  Architect the Universe has called WB Ron Gunn, PM Napoleon Lodge # 256 home to be with Him on July 3, 2017. He has achieved that for which we all seek, Eternal Rest! Masonic services will be Friday July 7 2016, at 7:30 pm at Walker-Honing Mortuary, 333 W. Main St. Napoleon Ohio 43545.

Please join us, if you can.
Doug Eis

Funeral Services for Ora Dell Stayner - July 2 4:00pm

WB Jeff Mills from Edon lodge asked me to forward a notice for a Masonic Funeral Service for Ora Dell Stayner, a 50+ year member of Edon Lodge who passed away recently. The family has asked for a Masonic Funeral at Krill Funeral Home in Edon at 4:00pm on Sunday (tomorrow). If you can make it on short notice, please plan on being there at 3:45pm.

Ora Dell Stayner, age 85, of Edon, Ohio, went home to be with his Savior, surrounded by his family on June 29, 2017. Ora retired from Fidler Concrete , of Angola, Indiana in 1992 after 42 years of service. He served in the US Army in 1951. He was a member of the Edon Church of Christ, Edon Masonic Temple, Edon American Legion Post #664 and the Bryan Moose Lodge.

He enjoyed his free time by mowing lawn, spending time at his family cottage at West Otter Lake, swinging in his front porch swing, and stepping in to fix whatever his friends or family needed. He made everyone he met feel welcome and made sure they had “something to eat”.
He was loved and will be missed and remembered by many. We know we will see him again one day up in heaven dancing to Proud Mary! 

Born July 4, 1931 in Steuben County, Indiana, he was the son of Ora T. and Naomi (Patterson) Stayner. He graduated in 1949 from Orland High School in Orland, Indiana. He went on to marry the love of his life, Betty Marlene Wolff on July 26, 1953 and she survives.

Also surviving are his children, Gail (Kenny) Reitzel, and Douglas T. (Mindy) Stayner, both of Edon; seven grandchildren, Josie Reitzel, Jimmy (Jessica) Reitzel, both of Edon, Braye (Cory) Miller, of Fort Wayne, Bradley Fremion, of Eugene, Oregon, Kaitlyn Manahan, of Blakeslee, Shaylee Manahan, of Edon and Riley Manahan, of Edon; seven great-grandchildren, Sky and Stormlin Osborn, Clara and Carson Reitzel, all of Edon, Phynnigan, Navie and Oliver Dell Miller, of Fort Wayne and sister, Hazel Kain, of Orland, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Cleon Kain and nephew, Rick Kain.

Visitation for Ora D. Stayner will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon. Services will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. in the Edon Church of Christ with Pastors David LaDuke and Cliff Graves officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery with graveside military rites by the American Legion.

Memorials may be given to the Edon Lions Club or Community Health Professionals Hospice.

Fifth District Race Night

The Fifth District is Goin' Racin' on Saturday July 22, 2017.
Where - Fremont Motor Speedway
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Qualifying at 6:00 pm, racing at 7:00pm.
Ticket prices - Adults $14, Seniors $12, Ages 11-16 $8, 10 & under free. Get your tickets at the gate.
The district officers are planning a night out at the races as a social event during the summer. You are encouraged to wear masonic apparel (shirts and caps) and to invite family and friends to join us for an evening of racing. Tyler Gunn, the son of WB Dave Gunn of Napoleon Lodge is a strong contender at the track and we hope a good contingent of brothers attend this race in support of him.


District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Paul Kelly
Bryan Lodge #215
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
District Education Officers
W.B. Dan Hall
Omega Lodge #564
W.B. Martin L. Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Darrell Miller
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Bill Pacak
Fulton Lodge #248
1st Vice President
W.B. Todd Evans
Wauseon Lodge #349
2nd Vice President
Richard Evans, Jr.
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248