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Saturday, April 17, 2004

Dylon Feltz

Dylon Feltz, 16, 5511 Johnston Road, Celina, died in the early afternoon of April 15, 2004, due to an auto accident on Coldwater Creek Road in Celina.
   He was born Aug. 31, 1987, in St. Marys, to Raymond F. and Rita Murphy Feltz. Both parents survive in Celina.
   Also surviving are grandparents, John and Maxine Murphy, Celina; a sister, Rajean, Celina; three brothers, Darby and Darin, Celina, and Dwaine, Toledo.
   Deceased are grandparents, Raymond and Olive Feltz.
   He was a member of the Boy Scouts, the Celina High SchoolÕs marching band, tennis team and concert band. He also was a member of Immaculate Concpetion Church in Celina and was employed at Casey Jones Restaurant.
   Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.

Marjorie Fischer

Former Coldwater resident Marjorie Waters Fischer, 92, of Phoenix, Ariz., died December 2003 in Phoenix.
   Her husband, Wayne Fischer, died in the fall of 2003.
   Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Chris Fischer; a brother-in-law, Carl Fischer; two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Ron, and a daughter, Nancy.
   She was a graduate of Oberlin College and longtime co-owner, with her husband, of Buckeye Apparel in Coldwater. A pianist/organist and harpist, she had been a member and organist at Coldwater United Methodist Church. The couple moved from Coldwater following retirement.
   A memorial service for the couple will be 11 a.m. April 23, 2004, at the Coldwater church. Burial of the cremains will follow at a Versailles cemetery.

Laura King

Laura E. King, 85, 512 E. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 9:43 p.m. April 15, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in St. Henry, to Alfred and Bernadine Romer Davis. On Nov. 25, 1937, she married William C. King who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Robert (Nancy) of Celina; three daughters, Linda Droesch and Rebecca (Ronald) Stucke, St. Henry, and Cynthia (Richard) Wuebker, Versailles; a brother, Harold (Esther) Davis, St. Henry; two sisters, Leota (Gerald) Fink, Celina, and Mildred (Roman) Hausfeld, Maria Stein; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son-in-law, Paul Droesch; three sisters, Thelma Fiely, Verna Thomas and Mary Alexander; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a former cook at the St. Henry Schools. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Altar-Rosary Sodality, both of St. Henry, and a St. Henry High School graduate.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10:15 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Gordon Spitler

Rockford native Gordon P. Spitler, 85, of Equality, Ala., died April 14, 2004.
   He was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Rockford, to Perry D. and Blanche Phifer Spitler.
   Surviving with Bobbie J., his wife of 37 years, are a son, the Rev. H. Harrison Spitler of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Sue Spitler of Michigan City, Ind., Nancy McGraw, Olive Branch, Miss., and Dawn Lamberth, Titus, Ala.; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   A daughter, Susie Talley, is deceased.
   He worked as an agent for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company the past 32 years and previously served as a food service industry vice president for Super Valu Grocers and Hudson Thompson Inc. He was associated with Equality United Methodist Church.
   Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the church and his son and the Rev. Bobby McGraw, a grandson, officiated. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
   Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City, Ala., had charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, Rockford, or a charity of the donorÕs choice.

Don W. Thwaits

Services were held for Don W. "Curly" Thwaits at 2 p.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Donald I. Ramsey officiating. Organist was Carol Zimmerman and Don Miller was vocalist.
   Pallbearers to Swamp College cemetery were Tom Thwaits, Tim Thwaits, Terry Thwaits, John Thwaits, Nathan Plummer and Scott Beisner.
   The funeral home handled arrangements.


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