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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Esther Cisco

Esther B. Cisco, 94, 469 N. Perry St., St. Marys, died at 5:29 p.m. April 28, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Jan. 27, 1910, in St. Marys, to Gerald and Laura Kettler Brodbeck. In June 1928, she married Veryl Cisco who died in 1987.
   Surviving are three sons, Galen (Martha), Lynn (Peg) and John (Ruth), all of St. Marys; a daughter, Sis Krugh, St. Marys; three sisters, Treva Claflin, Wilma (John) Heil and Laura Lee (Don) Burger, all of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Lewis Veryl; a son-in-law, Bill Krugh; three brothers, Bernard, Albert and Vernon Brodbeck; and four sisters, Irma Mesarvey, Alma Cisco, Doris Grimm and Beatrice Meyers.
   She worked at Cisco Stockyards for many years. A 1927 graduate of Memorial High School, she was a 50-year member of Hawthorne Chapter 119, Order of Eastern Star, and St. PaulŐs United Church of Christ, all of St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Camille Dowd

Camille Elizabeth Dowd, 34, of Mildred, Texas, died April 27, 2004, at her residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Oct. 18, 1969, in Beaufort. S.C., to the Rev. George and Mary Louise Fix Johnson. The father and stepmother, Charlotte Johnson, survive in Bucyrus. Her husband, Gary Dowd, also survives.
   Other survivors include a daughter, Amanda L. of Mildred; three brothers, Sgt. Allan (Stephanie) Bake, Fort Bragg, N.C., Doug (Tina) Johnson, Celina, and Trevor Johnson, Houston, Texas; a sister, Terese (Jim) Christain, Wapakoneta; her grandmother, Helen Louise Johnson, Bowerston; her mother-in-law, Suzanne (David) Ledbetter, Oak Point, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Eddie (Patricia) Dowd, Kemp, Texas, and Michael (Inga) Dowd, Kerens, Texas; and a grandmother-in-law, Louise Dowd, Corsicana, Texas.
   Deceased are her grandparents, A.W. and Louise Fix Johnson, and her father-in-law, Jerrell M. Dowd.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwest Harvest Church, the Revs. Sonny Conatser and John Tracy officiating. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Texas.
   Calling is 7-9 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
   Contributions can be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Unit in Houston.

Charlotte Fogt

Charlotte Belle Fogt, 83, formerly of 1511 Myers Road, Celina, died at 2:20 a.m. April 27, 2004, at the Miller House in Celina.
   She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Sidney, to Clifford A. and Charlotte B. Dorne Bulle. On June 15, 1940, she married Gerald Fogt who died in 1992.
   Surviving are a daughter, Dixie (Robert) Fast, Hagerstown, Ind.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Judith Smith; two brothers, Theodore and Francis Bulle; and two sisters, Mary McMaken and Dorothy Bulle.
   She worked in the office at JC Penney and then as a cashier at BennyŐs Bakery in Celina. She was a member of St. PaulŐs United Methodist Church, the Flowers & Garden Club and Shakespeare Club, all of Celina, and the National Arbor Day Society, Nebraska City, Neb.
   Services are noon Saturday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Miller House Assisted Living Activities Fund or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Joseph Raterman

Joseph L. Raterman, 88, 187 S. Paris St., Minster, died at 2:40 p.m. April 28, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born May 2, 1915, in St. Patrick, to Louis and Anna Hoying Raterman. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Norma M. Severin who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, James (Karen), Versailles; two daughters, Mary Jo, Kettering, and Caren (Ray) Joyner, Lindenhurst, Ill.; a brother, Homer, Sidney; three sisters, Louise Wagner, Minster, Mickey Dobrozsi, Middletown, and Patricia Neff, Vandalia; two sisters-in-law, Theola Raterman, Dayton, and Rosemary Raterman, Fort Loramie; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are a son, Jay; four brothers and five sisters.
   He worked 32 years at Minster Machine Co. retiring in 1981 as sales office manager. A 1933 graduate of Minster High School and a graduate of St. Joseph College, he served three terms as village mayor, two years on the Auglaize County Council on Aging and was a village councilor. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Panama during World War II.
   He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, the Kiwanis Club, Civic Association, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 and the Athletic Boosters, all of Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Minster Firing Squad.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.


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