Tuesday
58°
Rain Showers Likely
65%
Tuesday Night
47°
Rain Showers Likely
63%
Wednesday
56°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Wednesday Night
37°
Partly Cloudy
16%
Thursday
60°
Mostly Sunny
2%
Thursday Night
42°
Partly Cloudy
15%
Friday
60°
Chance Rain Showers
39%
Friday Night
37°
Mostly Clear
15%
Saturday
60°
Mostly Sunny
6%
Saturday Night
39°
Mostly Clear
4%
3 Day
Extended
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Geary Wessel
Geary L. Wessel, 76, St. Marys, died July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1936, in St. Marys to Earl "Heinie" and Alfrieda Quellhorst Wessel. On Dec. 29, 1955, he married Betty Knapp, who died July 5, 2002.
Surviving are four children, Thressa (Timothy) Adams, Elgin, Laurie (Randy) McDorman, Mendon, Bryan (Judy) Wessel, Cridersville, and Bruce (Cheryl) Wessel, Delphos; a sister, Mary Ann (James) Rempe, St. Marys; a brother, James (Eileen) Wessel, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A great-grandson is deceased.
He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, and later retired from the former Huffy Corp. in Celina. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, and the Spencerville Veterans of Foreign Wars. A 1954 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he received carrier of the year honors from Lima News and Dayton Daily News. He assisted in building the Memorial Park bridge in St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial with military rites will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery near Mendon.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
Additional obituaries on this date
Former Celina resident Don Hellwarth, 77, Marysville, died July 2, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Norman A. Guggenbiller, 82, Fort Recovery, died July 4, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Norma J. Purpus, 85, Minster, died at 6:11 a.m. July 3, 2012, at her home.
Sh [More]
Linda August, 67, Celina, died July 5, 2012.
Arrangements are pending at Cisc [More]
Robert D. Thompson, 68, of Coldwater, died at 9:20 a.m. July 3, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]