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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Roland Bergman

Roland J. Bergman, 75, 22 Settlers Lane, Minster, died at 12:30 a.m. May 29, 2004, at Hospice of Dayton.
   He was born July 12, 1928, in Glynwood, to Raymond and Louise Puthoff Bergman. On Feb. 9, 1957, he married Betty Boerger who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Randy (Kathy) of Midlothian, Va., and Russ (Susan) of Miamisburg; two daughters, Nicki (Phyl) Young, Fairborn, and Jill Schroeder, Centerville; and six children.
   One brother and one sister are deceased.
   He retired as vice president of sales at Tranemo. He also worked as a sales engineer at Minster Machine Company and a project engineer at Stamco. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion post, all of Minster. He formerly served as a Minster village counselor, Minster Civic Association officer and a member of the Auglaize County Library Board.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. todayday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Darrell Colbert

Darrell Lee Colbert, 56, of St. Marys, formerly of Bradford, died May 29, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born March 15, 1948, in Piqua, to Waldo and Alma Wiederholt Colbert.
   Surviving are a son, Jammie of Bradford; two daughters, Susan (Brock) Blackburn and Diane Colbert Painter, all of Bradford; a brother, Don of Bradford; a sister, Shirley (Ron) Derr, Webster; and six grandchildren.
   Twin sons, Lonnie and Ronnie, are deceased.
   He formerly worked at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, as a farmer, at Hammer Graphics, Piqua, and as a disc jockey in the St. Marys area. A 1967 graduate of Bradford High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, the Rev. Daryl Pepples Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Josephine Dirksen

Josephine B. Dirksen, 80, 6009 Dirksen Road, Maria Stein, died at 9:35 a.m. May 30, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born March 13, 1924, in Maria Stein, to Bernard and Rosa Streacker Fullenkamp. On May 23, 1945, she married Eugene R. Dirksen who died Aug. 5, 2003.
   Surviving are two sons, Delbert (Janice) of Frenchtown and Gabriel (Shirley) of Maria Stein; and seven daughters, Janet (Leon) Ruhenkamp, Marilyn (Patrick) Bergman and Doris (Mark) Kremer, all of Versailles, Bernice (Henry) Albers, McCartyville, Elaine (Dennis) Bruns, St. Sebastian, Mary (Greg) Barhorst, Anna, and Roseann (Thomas) Wendeln, Minster.
   Other survivors include two brothers, Henry (Mary Margaret) Fullenkamp, Russia, and Othmar (Mary) Fullenkamp, Maria Stein; two sisters, Norma Mesmer, Fulton, N.Y., and Martha (Robert) Lee, Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters-in-law, Edna Fullenkamp, Botkins, Martha Fullenkamp, Cincinnati, and Erma Dirksen, Coldwater; 48 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Jerome, Urban and Lester Fullenkamp; a sister, Juanita Seger; and a great-grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and St. Francis Ladies Sodality, all of Cranberry Prairie.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Hoying officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Virginia Geimer

Virginia M. Geimer, 92, 526 Hoyng St., Celina, died at 2:50 p.m. May 29, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born July 18, 1911, in Decatur, Ind., to Fred and Margaret Eiting Geimer. On May 6, 1970, she married Edward Geimer who is deceased.
   Several nieces and nephews survive.
   Deceased are four brothers, Cornelius, Aloysius, Jerome and Raymond, and a half brother, Ambrose.
   She was a homemaker and a retired Mersman Brothers employee. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Jerry Ploof officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Decatur.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

Milford Kettler

Milford A. Kettler, 89, 405 W. Bremen St., New Knoxville, died at 3 a.m. May 30, 2004, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   He was born Feb. 19, 1915, near New Bremen, to August L. and MaLinda Ahlers Kettler. On April 25, 1936, he married Norma M. Fledderjohann who died March 5, 1999.
   Surviving are a daughter, Joann (Robert) Camper, Wapakoneta; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Richard, Frederick and Harold Kettler, and two sisters, Leona Donnerberg and Helen Leonard.
   He was a farmer and retired from Hoge Lumber Company, New Knoxville, in 1982.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Auglaize County Hospice or the First United Church of Christ Radio Fund.

Carol Maywhoor

Mercer County native Carol J. Maywhoor, 47, 2662 Glenmawr Ave., Columbus, died May 29, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Death was due to complications of leukemia.
   She was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Coldwater, to James and Marian Scheuerman. They survive in Celina.
   Surviving with her husband, David, are three daughters, Kaitlyn, Hannah and Erin, all at home; two brothers, Steven of Boston, Mass., and Bill of Cincinnati; and a sister, Mary (John) Stanton, Storrs, Conn.
   She was a childcare teacher at the School for Young Children, Columbus, and previously worked as a social worker at the Mercer County Mental Health Center. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor's degree in social work, she was a member of Goddesses in Training Book Circle and First Unitarian Universalist Church, Columbus.
   Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Revs. Mark Belletini and Wendy Fish officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the church social room.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, Columbus.


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