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Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Charles Behm

Charles T. Behm, 88, 236 Bayview Drive, Celina, died July 6, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born March 13, 1916, in Celina, to Charles and Minnie May Behm. On Nov. 27, 1944, he married Doris Muter who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Charles E. (Vicki) of Celina; a daughter, Barbara Deitsch, Celina; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Three brothers and a sister are deceased.
   He retired from Wolff's Tire, Celina, and the Mercer County Highway Department. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended Community of Christ Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Robert Deitsch and David Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made at State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or the Mercer County Cancer Association.

Hazel Eichenauer

Hazel L. Eichenauer, 66, of Sherwood, died at 5:45 a.m. July 6, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Bryan.
   She was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Defiance, to Paul W. and Mabel I. Etchie Parent. On Nov. 30, 1957, she married Daniel D. Eichenauer Jr. who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, William A. and Michael, both of Sherwood; and a sister, Peggy (Davie) Parker, also of Sherwood.
   A sister, Hilda Parent, is deceased.
   She was a homemaker and a former aide at Defiance Hospital. She attended Sherwood Open Bible Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. George Alley officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance, and 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church building fund or the Gideons.

Dorothy Galloway

Mendon native Dorothy M. Galloway, 98, 33 Prairie Village, Morton, Ill., died at 10:40 a.m. July 4, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
   She was born Feb. 8, 1906, in Mendon, to Virgil and Nancy Plummer Evans. On April 4, 1925, she married Reynolds A. Galloway who died Sept. 25, 1988.
   Surviving are a daughter, V. Jeanne Cron, with whom she resided; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, William; two brothers and two sisters.
   She served as director of the Mercer County unit of the American Cancer Society from the mid-1950s until her retirement in 1971. She also worked for the American Heart Association for 30 years and inspected 75-mm tank guns and recoil systems at Erie Proving Grounds in Port Clinton during World War II. She had been honored in September 1997 as the only World War II Gold Star Mother present at the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage to the Ohio Memorial Forest and Shrine in Mansfield.
   She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, an honorary member of the Celina History Club and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. She attended Morton United Methodist Church and formerly attended Bowling Green State University.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the Morton church, the Rev. Bob Sabo officiating. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home, Morton, and from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Morton United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Aloys Knapke

Aloys H. Knapke, 91, 8441 Bulcher Road, Versailles, died at 9:30 p.m. July 5, 2004, at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering.
   He was born July 12, 1912, in Maria Stein, to August and Leona Roeckner Knapke. On April 25, 1934, he married Dorena Bohman who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Ivo (Henrietta) of Versailles; two daughters, Janice (Charles) Schwieterman, Celina, and Gladys (Denis) Rethman, Maria Stein; a son-in-law, Thomas Poeppelman, Yorkshire; a brother, Urban (Mildred) of Maria Stein; two sisters, Elanor Winkeljohn, Lima, and Lucille (Alvin) Kramer, Maria Stein; two sisters-in-law, Adeline Knapke, Yorkshire, and Agnes Knapke, Versailles; 15 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Dolores Poeppelman, and three brothers.
   He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Men's Society, both of Osgood.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Osgood Rescue Squad.

Charles Beougher

Services for Charles W. Beougher were July 5, 2004, at Ketchum-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Revs. Kenneth Baker and Robert Loar officiated.
   Jonathan Sell talked about "Special Sayings of Grandpa," while daughter Linda Rutledge read scripture and "Dad's Hands." Others participating were Jeff Rutledge, Tami Miller and Jenny Armstrong, memories of grandpa, and daughter Connie Sell, a reading "The Least of These," and Scripture.
   Pallbearers to North Grove Cemetery were Jeffrey Rutledge, Jonathan Sell, Joshua Routt, Brian Lantz, Jeff Armstrong and Jon Schumm. Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post conducted military rites at the graveside.


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