Joseph H. Fischer, 91, Wapakoneta-Cridersville Road, Wapakoneta, died at 5:50 p.m. May 12, 2004 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born March 1, 1913, in Delphos, to Benedict J. and Rosa Pothast Fischer. On April 12, 1939, he married Esther F. Kimmet who died Aug. 26, 2003.
Survivors are three sons; Ronald (Alice) and Thomas (Mary), all of Wapakoneta, and Harold of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Dunlap, Bluffton; a brother, Francis (Jeanette), Delphos; a sister, Martha Polhman, Delphos; a son-in-law, Carvel Steinke, Maineville, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grand-children.
Deceased are a daughter, Margaret Steinke; four brothers, John, Leo, Clarence and Richard and three sisters, Clara Wrasman, Mary Renner and Viola Elwer.
He was a farmer and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus Council 1272, the Auglaize county Farm Bureau and the Buckeye Farm Antiques Club, all of Wapakoneta.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Henry Albeitz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff and Ely Funeral Homes in Wapakoneta. A prayer service will be at 2 p.m Sunday.
Contributions can be made to the St. Jospeh School.
Former Coldwater resident George H. "Corky" Schott, 65, of Paulding, died May 9, 2004, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Jan. 16, 1939, in Bradford, to Raymond and Minnia Teagarden Schott. On April 18, 1986, he married Lucille A. Osterloh Brown who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Matthew (Amy) of Coldwater and James of Union City; a brother, Edward (Sandy) of Paulding; a sister, Martha (Kenny) Fourman, Piqua; a stepbrother, Russell Potter, and a stepsister, Sharon (Fred) Hoygne, both of Greenville; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Two sons, G.R. Brown and Charles J. Brown, and a granddaughter are deceased.
He retired from Parker Hannifen in 2001 and served in the U.S. Army.
A celebration of life dinner will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion hall in Oakwood.
Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation or funeral service.
Joyce Yaney, 86, 5049 Fleetfoot Road, Celina, died at 9:25 a.m. May 12, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Mercer County, to Howard and Clara Albers Miller. On June 23, 1934, she married Clarence Yaney who died May 5, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Dennis of Celina; three daughters, Charlotte Richey, Joyce Wilson and Sharon (George) Hut, also of Celina; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, a stepgreat-granddaughter and five great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Loran Miller, and three great-great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she had worked at the former Kroger store in Celina. She was a member of Beaver Chapel Congregational Christian Church and a charter member of the Mercer County Genealogical Society.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Swamp College Cemetery, the Revs. Verl Ballmer and Tom Christen officiating.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to GideonÍs International or the church.