Sines, Denzel

Denzel E. (Ole Ranger Denny) Sines, 86, of Defiance, Ohio, died May 12, 2008 at his home.

He was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Williams County, Ohio, the son of Earl and Lylla (Brock) Sines. He married Alice Louise Ragan and she survives.

Denzel worked as a ranger at Camp Lakota, a Boy Scout camp serving nine counties, for 23 years. He was scoutmaster in Fayette and for Good Samaritan School in Defiance. He was involved with the Boy Scouts for 56 years and earned many awards for scouting services including the Silver Beaver, St. George, Wood Badge, James E. West Fellowship and Light of Defiance awards.

He was a member of Defiance Christian Church where he served as a deacon, a trustee and a youth leader.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger (and Joan) Sines of Leesburg, Fla.; a brother, Loyal (and Corrine) Sines of Stryker, Ohio; a son-in-law, Paul Flathman of Bascom, Ohio; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Marlene Flathman; a brother, Reuben Sines; and a sister Berna Deane Hill.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Defiance Christian Church with Rev. Ken Mulpas officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

 Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home in Defiance and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Defiance Christian Church or Camp Lakota.