Donald H. Bruggeman, 74, 312 Orchard Drive, St. Marys, died at 12:15 a.m. July 14, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born March 11, 1930, in Coldwater, to Edward and Catherine Buening Bruggeman. His first wife, the former Mary Bergman, died in 1969. On May 14, 1969, he married Kay Knauss who survives,
Also surviving are three sons, Steve of Union City, Tenn., Alan (Jan) of St. Marys, and Chris of London; three daughters, Michelle (Randy) Moeller, Wapakoneta, Ann (Doug) Moeller, Dublin, and Kay (Aaron) Preston, Lima; three brothers, Werner, Howard and Larry, all of Maria Stein; three sisters, Velma (Leonard) Dietz, St. Marys, Virginia of Fort Recovery, and Mary Alice Pierron, Osgood; and 15 grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Virgil and two infants, and a sister, Eileen Otting.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys, where he had worked in the pliofilm and military departments. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, American Legion Post 323 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, all of St. Marys. A 1948 graduate of Marion Local High School in St. Marys, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David A. Heinl officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
Madella P. Frey, 82, formerly of 419 South Haven Drive, New Bremen, died at 4:35 a.m. July 14, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born July 15, 1921, in Kettlersville, to Herbert and Eliza Melter Fischbach. On May 26, 1945, she married Walter Frey who died in April 1973.
Surviving are two sons, William (Sandy) of New Knoxville and James (Joan) of St. Marys; a sister, Laverta Scheer, New Bremen; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A brother, Willie Fischbach, is deceased.
She had worked as a physical therapy assistant for many years at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, and a cafeteria cook in the New Bremen Schools. She also worked at the refunding center at the former Auglaize School and was a member of Faith Alliance Church, both of New Bremen.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the nursing wing at Otterbein.
Rita M. Hasselman, 66, Grandview Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 2 a.m. today, July 15, 2004, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Jeanette M. Mescher, 66, 1755 state Route 716, Maria Stein, died at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 2004, in the emergency room at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, following a sudden illness.
She was born May 12, 1938, in Maria Stein, to Victor and Emma Bruns Unrast. On June 27, 1959, she married Thomas A. Mescher who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Jeffrey of St. Henry, Roy (Angela) of Maria Stein, Sam (Kathleen) of Coldwater, Alan and Brian (Michelle), all of Chickasaw, and Ted (Sara) of Lafayette; a daughter, Jane (Douglas) Meyer, Maria Stein; two brothers, Donald (Clara Mae) Unrast, St. Henry, and Robert (Patsy) Unrast, Maria Stein; a sister, Joann (Werner) Holdheide, St. Henry; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Martha Ann Unrast, is deceased.
She retired last month as cook at Marion Elementary School in Maria Stein and continued to do seamstress work. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Ladies Sodality, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 571 and the Country Fest Committee, all of Maria Stein. She was a former Cub Scout den mother, a State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice volunteer and a 1956 Marion Local High School graduate.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Mary Louise Miller, 93, formerly of Dayton, died July 13, 2004 at The Miller House in Celina.
She was born March 4, 1911, to William and Amber Richman of Dayton. Her husband, J. Alvin Miller, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Jim (Sue) of Centerville and Bob (Nancy) of Celina; a brother, Nelson (Kathleen) Richman, Celina; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Richman, and a sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Roy Walton.
She retired from Belmont Grade School, Dayton, in 1976. She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Belmont Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tobias Funeral Home, Belmont Chapel, the Rev. Tom Brown officiating.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Dayton funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Celina or the church.
Dolores A. Wilson, 87, 67 Southmoor Shores Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:40 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 18, 1916, in St. Marys, to Charles and Harriet Arnett Drake. On Nov. 1, 1949, she married John A. Wilson who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry (Mary) and Greg (Margarita), all of St. Marys; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Frank and Narold Drake, are deceased.
In 1952, she and her husband operated a sewing center in downtown St. Marys, where she taught customers to use Zig-Zag brand sewing machines. She taught keyboard lessons for many years after the store added pianos and organs. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a founding member and two-time president of the Soroptomist Club, both of St. Marys. An avid waterskier, she had participated in the sport into her 86th year.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Keith Kivlin officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Betty J. Yost, 77, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community and a former resident of Dayton and Lockport, N.Y., died July 6, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Shelbyville, Ind., to John W. and Ola McBride Yost.
Surviving are a brother, John W. Jr. (Helen) of Muncie, Ind., and a nephew.
A sister, Dorothy Brookshire, is deceased.
She retired in 1988 as an electrical engineer at General Motors Component Division, Dayton. She was past president of the Altrusa Club of Dayton, a member of the Dayton Society of Professional Engineers, chairwoman of the Affiliate Society and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina. She received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree from the University of Dayton.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Otterbein chapel, the Rev. Bruce Mase officiating. Burial took place July 8 at South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Ind.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, had charge of arrangements.