Friday, June 6th, 2008
Urban A. Benanzer, 94, of the Fort Loramie area, died at 2:33 a.m. June 5, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1913, near Fort Loramie to Fred and Johanna Mertz Benanzer. On April 27, 1938, he married Loretta Stueve, who died Dec. 27, 2000.
Survivors are a daughter, Joan (Ray) Massey; a brother, Fred, Piqua; two sisters, Bertha Selhorst, Coldwater, and Leona Hoke, St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Albert and Edward, and two sisters, Eleanera and Henrietta Wuebker.
He was a farmer and a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. He had been a member of the former St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the St. Patrick Cemetery.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospital Hospice Care, Sidney.