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Thursday, September 18th, 2008
William Hooker
William Don Hooker, 77, Lima, died at 4:50 p.m., Sept. 16, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, in Lima, to Earl Smith and Loretta Lighthill Hooker. He married his first wife, Esther Hahn in 1950, and divorced in 1970. He married Joanne Strauer who preceded him in death. He then married Margie Vogel, who survives in Fort Recovery.
Other survivors are his former wife, Esther Hahn (James) Harshbarger, Lima; three daughters, Linda (Richard) Offenbacher, Wildwood, Mo. and Bonita Springs, Fla., and Deborah (Daniel) Miller of Severna Park, Md. and New Bern, N.C.; four brothers, Garland, Ft. Pierce, Fla., David, Nakomis, Fla., twins-Ronald and Donald, both of Lima; a sister, Betty Metcalf, Dayton; eight stepsons, Steve (Chris) Strauer, Rob (Becky) Strauer and Harold (Carol) Siebeneck, all of Ottawa, Jerry (Marilyn) Vogel, Mark (Marilyn) Vogel, Rich Vogel, Charlie (Chris) Vogel and Steve (Lois) Vogel all of Mercer County; two stepdaughters, Bev (Chuck) Sanning and Marilyn (Jerry) Guggenbiller of Mercer County; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, John, Charles and Gerald; and a sister, Helen Klink.
Services are 2 p.m., Saturday at the Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, the Rev. David Ross officiating. He was cremated and there will be no burial service.
Calling is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Harpers Ferry, W.V., the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York, or the Pallative Care of SRMC Lima.
Condolences may be expressed at www.MeM.com.
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