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Saturday, July 17, 2004

Alvena Niemeyer

Alvena S. Niemeyer, 102, of 202 S. St. Marys St., New Knoxville, died at 1:22 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
   She was born Nov. 4, 1901 in St. Marys to Ernst and Sarah Holtkamp Elshoff. On April 20, 1922, she married Florenz Henry Niemeyer, who died Oct. 20, 1980.
   Surviving are two sons: James (Nancy) Niemeyer and Ned (Linda) Niemeyer, New Knoxville; a daughter, Dorothy McMullen, St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by two sons: Marvin and Carl; two sisters, Selma Haberkamp and Lydia Niemeyer; three brothers, Floranz, Walter and Harvey Elshoff; and a son-in-law, Wilbur McMullen.
   A 1918 graduate of Memorial High School, she was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, and the Women's Guild. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and was the oldest resident in New Knoxville.
   Service is 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
   Calling is one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the radio broadcast fund of the church.
   Arrangements are being made by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.

Donald Rasawehr

Donald H. Rasawehr, 63, 425 S. Mill St., died at 2 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, at his residence of natural causes.
   He was born Aug. 29, 1940 in Liberty Township to Edward and Esther Siebert Rasawehr.
   Surviving are two sons: Donald Edward Rasawehr, Mishawaka, Ind., and Todd (Evelyn) Little, Georgia; four daughters: Amy (Ken) Clifford, Karen (James) Springer, Lori Rasawehr, and Julie Burklo, all of Celina; a brother, David, New Haven, Ind.; a sister, Kathryn (Jerry) Hellwarth, Celina; 14 grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
   A member of St. John Lutheran Church, he was retired from Goodyear, St. Marys. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 1291, United Steel Workers of America Local 200, St. Marys, and a 1958 graduate of Rockford High School.
   Service is 11 a.m. Monday at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Douglas R. Meyer officiating. Burial at a later date will be in Buck Cemetery.
   Calling is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.


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