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Monday, April 19, 2004

Velma Billerman

Velma Mae Billerman, 66, 608 Hoying St., Celina, died at 6:10 a.m. April 14, 2004, at SCCI Hospital, part of St. RitaÕs Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born June 2, 1937, in Mercer County, to Urban W. and Marian R. Moeller Huber. On June 21, 1958, she married Paul Billerman who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Doug (Nancy) of Chickasaw and Jason of Celina; three sisters, Sister Cecilia Huber, Cincinnati, Alice Thieman, Rockford, and Phyllis (Denny) Stachler, Burkettsville; two sisters-in-law, Marlene Huber, McCartyville, and Joan Huber, Chickasaw; and two grandsons.
   Deceased are four brothers, Lavern, Donald, Gerald and Myron and Norma Huber.
   She was a bookkeeper at Mercer Landmark in Celina and a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar-Rosary Society, both of Celina. She was a 1955 graduate of St. JohnÕs High School.
   Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial was at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, handled arrangements.

Eleanor Flaute

Eleanor A. Flaute, 85, 219 E. Sycamore St., Coldwater, died at 7 a.m. today, April 19, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   She was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Egypt, to Fred and Catherine Dirksen Bergman. On Nov. 28, 1946, she married Norbert Flaute who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Kenneth, Columbus; and a brother Nick Bergman, Botkins.
   Deceased are three brothers and a sister.
   She was a homemaker and main cook and organizer at the Botkins Hall for seven years. A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, she was a member of a traveling polka dancing group which toured a multi-state area and Germany.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Ron Wilker officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

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. 18, 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 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 was 10:30 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, handled arrangements.

Marcella Schroeder

Former Chattanooga resident Marcella Schroeder, 97, died this morning, April 19, 2004, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Richard Weiler

Richard B. Weiler, 81, 930 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 5 p.m. April 18, 2004, at his home.
   He was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Auglaize County, to Maynard and Ruth Long Weiler. On Jan. 25, 1942, he married Betty June Cotterman who survives.
   Other survivors are four sons, Tom (Diane) of Montezuma, Michael of Wapakoneta, Kim (Pat) and Randy of St. Marys; four daughters, Diane Hecht, Deborah (Dale) Miller, Sherry (Jerry) Willrath and Jammie (Tim), all of St. Marys; two half brothers; five half sisters; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three half sisters and a half brother.
   He retired as an electrician foreman at Gilbert Construction Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in the European theatre, he was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) post 5713 and American Legion post 210, both of Celina, and Eagles Aerie post 767, of St. Marys. He was a Lutheran by faith.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bradley Giesige

Services for Bradley Giesige were held at 10:30 a.m. April 15, 2004, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Revs. Richard Riedel and Bernard Diekhoff officiated. Organist Cindy Van Santvoord was accompanied by the Resurrection Choir.
   Pallbearers to St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina, were Joe, Andy, Nick, Alex and Nathan Giesige, Nathan Suchland, Shawn Severt and Mike Owens.
   Funeral arrangements were handled by W.H. Dick & Sons, Funeral Home, Celina.


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