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Thursday, April 1, 2004

James Boerger

James R. Boerger, 68, Church Street, Fort Loramie, died at 5:50 p.m. March 31, 2004, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
   He was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Fort Loramie, to Albert and Catherine Barhorst Boerger. On Nov. 27, 1958, he married Marcia H. Connaughton who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Timothy (Christine), Nicholas (Lisa) and Michael (Katie), all of Fort Loramie; three daughters, Lynn (Mark) Koverman, Fort Loramie, Sue (Frank) Fuss, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jean (Ronald) Spitzer, McMinnville, Tenn.; two brothers, Albert (Jane) of Lancaster, Pa., and Harold (Rita) of Leesburg, Fla.; three sisters, Veronica Unverferth, Kettering, Patricia (Ronald) Pulfer, Port Jefferson, and Jane (Robert) Yeazel, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren.
   A brother, Urban, and a sister, Virginia Prueter, are deceased.
   He had worked as a maintenance boiler tender at The Dannon Co. in Minster prior to becoming disabled in August 1988. He was a member of St. MichaelŐs Catholic Church, American Legion Post 355, White Oak Lake Corporation and the fire department, all of Fort Loramie. He was past president of the Fort Loramie Kiwanis and Fort Loramie GYM Committee and formerly served as a Fort Loramie councilor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and later in the Army Reserves.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the American Legion conducting military rites.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.

Elmer Quinter

Mercer County native Elmer V. Quinter, 77, of Richmond, Ind., died March 30, 2004, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond.
   Born June 26, 1926, in Cranberry Prairie, he was born to Phillip and Rose Klosterman Quinter.
   Surviving with Janet, his wife of 54 years, are a son, David P., and two daughters, Terri Quinter and Ann Short, all of Richmond; a sister, Alice Rish, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a granddaughter.
   Deceased are two brothers, Paul and Harold, and two sisters, Mary Ann Testa and Deloris Sturgis.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Richmond, the Rev. Steve Giannini officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, Richmond. A prayer service will be held there at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Philip Tangeman

Philip J. Tangeman, 92, 725 W. Walnut St., Coldwater, died at 10:20 a.m. March 31, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born June 5, 1911, in Macedon, to Gerhart and Margaret Brislley Tangeman. On June 8, 1940, he married the former Philomena Wendel, who died Jan. 26, 1990.
   Surviving are a son, Roger; a brother, Cletus, both of Coldwater; two sisters-in-law: Leona Koesters, St. Henry, and Laura Wendel, St. Peter.
   Deceased are a daughter, Mary Catherine; and two sisters, Mildred Tangeman and Loretta Moore.
   He was amember of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and had been an employee of the former Mersman Furniture Co, Foss Nursery, Coldwater Shell and Wenning Welding. He was also engaged in farming and was owner/operator of Tangeman Landscaping.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. ElizabethŐs Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater


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