Brendan David Poling, 49, of Mendon, went home to be with his Savior, and son Nicholas, brother Brian, and nephew Michael Young, on February 15, 2018.  His death occurred in a work related accident, at his place of employment, the Village of Mendon.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Meyer Poling; and three sons, Nathan of Delphos, and Noah and Nevin at home.  A fourth son, Nicholas, died in January, 2016.

Brendan was born September 11, 1968, to Walter Poling of Van Wert and Barbara Courtney Poling Good of Venedocia.  Both survive.  He is also survived by his step-father, Charles Good, of Lima.

Siblings include: Sean Poling of Van Wert, Heather Ann Poling (Kevin) Matthews of Van Wert, Ian Good of Minnesota, Colin Good of Van Wert, and Meghan Good of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Brendan was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas; brother, Brian; and grandparents, James and Anna Courtney.

He was a graduate of Lincolnview High School, a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and employed by the Village of Mendon.

Brendan had many talents, abilities, and hobbies.  First and foremost, he was devoted to his four sons, with whom he enjoyed many memorable moments.  He was truly a jack of all trades, whether it was fixing things around the house, automotive repairs, or building anything.  Brendan could do it all.  And not just for his family, but anyone who needed help.

Fishing was one of his hobbies, as well as camping with his family.  He was a die-hard Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye football fan.  Brendan was also an expert marksman with a pistol and rifle. Racing on dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, or anything with tires was one of his passions, as was playing corn hole.

Funeral services will be held at Salem United Presbyterian Church in Venedocia on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Rev. Thomas Emery will officiate. Following the service, Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military rights. Burial will follow in Mendon Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the children.




Harold Penn, 78, of Celina, Ohio, died February 15, 2018, at Sunrise of Dublin in Dublin, Ohio, where he had been a resident. He was born on June 18, 1939, in Rockford, Ohio, the son of Edwin Frederick and Rebecca Cedell (Tussing) Penn, both who preceded him in death. Harold graduated from Rockford High School where he was active in Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Music. Harold enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and served for 30 years before retiring as a Sergeant Major (E-9) while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1990.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Chin Cha (Ginger), his brother Roger, and a daughter-in-law Robyn. Surviving are a sister, Alice Penn of Rockford, Ohio; two sons, John (Janeth) Penn and two children of Jacksonville, Florida; and Nelson (Robyn) Penn and two children of Powell, Ohio.

As a veteran of the United States Army, Harold’s wishes are to be buried in a National Cemetery along with the remains of his late wife.

Schoedinger Worthington Chapel entrusted with arrangements. 




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