Herbert Duane Stimson


Herbert Duane Stimson, 86, of Point Place, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at home. He was born on May 4, 1931 to Leslie Roland and Marie Blanche Alexena (Dubois) Stimson in Danville, Quebec, Canada.


Herb celebrated a new life, second chance with a kidney transplant from his wife, Pat, in 2007. Many healthy, happy years followed that wonderful gift of life.


He was a game warden, then served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Tule, Greenland to help navigate global positioning to map areas above Arctic Circle. He relocated to the U.S., and became an American citizen in 1986 while working for Xerox, where he remained for 34 years as a copier repair technician, retiring in 1997. He had love for the violin. He enjoyed classical music and played a part of a large youth international symphony concert. He also enjoyed boating, fine art, flying, model trains, travelling, family and friends.


Herbert is survived by his wife, Pat Stimson; son, Randall B. Stimson of Fort Lauderdale, FL; step-children Melanie (Corey) King of Toledo, Marc Steinmetz of Toledo, Angie (Chris) Clabaugh of Fort Wayne, IN , and Ellen Hilker of Toledo; 7 grandchildren; nieces and nephew, Anita (Ken) Morrisson, Betty Ann Gendron, Denise (Derik) Kinsey, and Larry (Lori) Gendron, all of Ontario, Canada; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dot (Tom) Rushworth of Carmel, IN,  Rose (Paul) Stanley of Sandusky, Karen (Chad) Crosby of Spencer, IN, Connie (Ed) Gross of Holland, Judy (Phil) Helterbrand, Dale (Kelly) Frankart, Duane (Jeanette) Frankart, Ernest (Cynthia) Frankart, and Donald (Rhonda) Frankart of Fostoria.  He was preceded in death by his parents; fist wife, Laura Kittmer; second wife, Charla (Kinney) Stimson; and sister Virginia (Ray) Gendron; brother-in-law, Eugene Frankart; and niece, Cathy Gendron.


The funeral will begin at 11 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017  at at Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th St., Toledo, OH 43611, with an hour of visitation prior in the church. Pastor Jon Komperda will officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo.


Memorial contributions may be considered to Point Place United Church of Christ or Hospice of Northwest Ohio (Thank you for the wonderful care in Herb's final days).


Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.



  Memorial Visitation

Join us on May 20th, 2017 from 10am - 11am

Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th St., Toledo, OH 43611

  Memorial Service

Join us on May 20th, 2017 at 11am

Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th St., Toledo, OH 43611

Pastor Jon Komperda will officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park

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Bob Prochko

So very sorry to read of the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

 Posted June 8, 2017 - 12:15am
Jackie Shaw (PPUCC)

I didn't know Herb and you very well. But, I'm glad that I did know you both.

I'm sorry for your loss. I had heard that he wasn't doing well last year before I moved from Florida - I missed seeing him (and you) at the "Feed Your Sheep" luncheons at church.

I pray that God will hold your hand as you go through the transitions in your life after your husband's death.

 Posted May 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

We will always remember Herb, my family and I, as a kind, gentle, compassionate, considerate, thoughtful, cheerful man. He was already in the twilight of his life when we met him, but the warmth of his hospitality, and the generosity of his spirit were constant, living expressions of the depth of the man. Herb, you were an inspiration to us all; rest in peace.
Jimmy and Tayo Clarke
Adejimi and Ajani Clarke

 Posted May 20, 2017 - 7:05am
Bob and Josephine Kneisley

Jo and I were privileged to consider Herb a dear friend for over the past seventeen years. Among his many talents, we and the grand kids enjoyed his "Train Room" and self-constructed model airplanes.His history in the Canadian Air Force, past yachting experiences and knowledge of history made for fascinating stories we could relate to.

Herb loved his family and his neighbors in his quiet, consistent fashion. While we shall miss his presence on Earth, we know that he will occupy a special place in heaven...and in our prayers.

 Posted May 18, 2017 - 2:30pm

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