Whetro, Bradley

Written by David Green.

Bradley C. Whetro, 49, of W. Main St., Fayette, Ohio, died at home Dec. 23, 2010.

He was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Montpelier, Ohio, to Robert and Joanne (Tobin) Whetro. Brad married Betty Roger on June 8, 1996, in Fayette, and she survives.

Brad grew up in Alvordton, Ohio, and attended Hilltop High School, where he graduated in 1980. He had been employed with Titan Tire in Bryan, Ohio, for 15 years. Brad was an avid Ohio State Buckeye sports fan, as well as a supporter of the Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Pistons teams. He is remembered for his love of spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Brad is survived by a son, Steven (and Stacy) Whetro of Fayette; a daughter, Danielle Whetro (and Montrice) of Toledo; his mother, Joanne Whetro of West Unity, Ohio; two step-sons, Jason (and Laura) Roger of Fayette, and Mike Roger of Perrysburg, Ohio; three brothers, Brian (and Lois) Whetro of West Unity, Rick (and Krista) Whetro of Bryan, and Brent (and Erin) Whetro of Edon, Ohio; nine sisters, Patsy (and Don) Cole of West Unity, Bobbie (and Jeff) Bowers of Edgerton, Ohio, Dawn Henderson of Bryan, Shelly Hatfield of West Unity, Gywn (and Dave) Livensparger of West Unity, Wendy (and Dave) Smith of Burkburnett, Texas, Kate (and Andy) Rickenberg of Bryan, Valerie (and Don) Engel of West Unity, and Carrie Whetro of Alvordton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Addisen, Mariah, Gabriella, Madelynn, and Lilly; his first wife, Drema Contreras;  and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Whetro; his paternal grandparents, Carl and Virginia Whetro; his maternal grandparents, Joe and Vera Tobin; and a nephew, Jason Lee Keck.Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Danny VanArsdalen officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

  • Front.nok Hok
    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
  • Station.2
    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
  • Front.leaves
    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
  • Front.band
    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Front.cowboy
    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016