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Edith Pence
Ernest Rasawehr
Lillian Stemley
William A. Strukamp
Fr. Carl Wise
Ruby Jenkins
Donald Rasawehr
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Friday, July 23, 2004

Dorotha Kreider

Dorotha Kreider, 86, 851 Peters Road, Fort Recovery, died July 21, 2004, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Rushville, Ind., to John and Bertha McDaniel Brown. She married Perry Kreider who died in 1986.
   Surviving are two sons, Perry of Fort Recovery, and James of Springboro; a sister, Rebecah Vogel, Powell; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   She worked at Kreider Paint Store, Fort Recovery, and was a member of Eastern Star.
   Private family services will be held.
   Contributions can be made to the church.
   Baird-Freeman Funeral Home of Portland, Ind., handled arrangements.

Edith Pence

Edith Pence, 94, 18277 Maier-Barber Road, St. Marys, died at 6:10 p.m. July 21, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born April 30, 1910, in Piqua, to Oliver and Melva Millhouse Snyder. On Nov. 14, 1931, she married Orville Pence who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Bill (Carroll) of St. Marys; two daughters, Imogene (Kermit) Miller, Wapakoneta, and Kathleen Gunston, Wyvale, Canada; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
   Four brothers, Ralph, Lloyd, Edgar and Dale Snyder, and four sisters, Veda Hunt, Grace Hubbell, Marie Brutcher and Margaret Fair, are deceased.
   A homemaker, she formerly worked at the woolen mill and Crown Equipment Corporation, both of New Bremen. She was a member of Faith Alliance Church, also of New Bremen.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Ernest Rasawehr

Ernest Rasawehr, 86, of Mendon, died today, July 23, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon.

Lillian Stemley

Lillian "Dot" Stemley, 88, formerly of North Star-Fort Loramie Road, New Weston, died at 6:15 a.m. July 22, 2004, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
   She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Union City, to Albert and Mabel Shives Smith. On Aug. 22, 1934, she married Charles Stemley who died Nov. 5, 1988.
   Surviving are a son, Neil (Judy) of New Weston; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Stemley, Sparta, N.J.; a brother, Glenn (Dottie) Smith, Lancaster, Pa.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   A son, Gary, is deceased.
   She owned and operated the former Stemley Canning Company with her husband. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and its Ladies Guild, both of Burkettsville, and the Daughters of Isabella, St. Henry.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

William A. Strukamp

William A. "Whitey" Strukamp, 88, of Centerville, died July 22, 2004, at St. Leonards Health Center, Centerville.
   He was born June 4, 1916, in Dayton, to William and Edith Strukamp. His wife of 51 years, Mary Florence Harless, survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Thomas (Diane) McLaughlin, Celina; four daughters, Sheila (William) Buehrle, Dayton, Gerry (Frank) Sarmir, Atlanta, Ga., Kathleen (James) Burson, Omaha, Neb., and Ellen (John) Fackler, Centerville; a sister, Freida (Robert) Weymouth, Centerville; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   He was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 760th tank battalion. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dayton, where he served as an usher for 23 years.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
   Calling is 2-5 p.m. Saturday at The Westbrook Funeral Home, Kettering, where a prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Franciscan at St. Leonards.

Fr. Carl Wise

The Rev. Carl Wise, C.PP.S., 76, of St. Charles Center, Carthagena, died July 21, 2004, at Community Hospital, Coldwater, following an apparent heart attack in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Celina.
   He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Randolph, to Charles and Elva Wise.
   Surviving are three brothers, William (Mary Lou) of Hartville, John (Rita) of Atwater, and James of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou of Dayton, and Joan Belmonte, Louisville; and a brother-in-law, Roy Strahler, Suffield.
   Deceased are two brothers, Ernest and Joseph; a sister, Pauline Wise Strahler; and a sister-in-law, Jean Wise.
   He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1943 and was ordained on June 11, 1955, spending most of his life as a priest in parish ministry. He served locally at Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, Mary Help of Christians Church, Fort Recovery, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Montezuma (his last assignment) and St. Teresa Church, Rockford, as well as assignments in Dayton, Falls Church, Va., Fort Wayne, Ind., Columbia, Pa., Central City, Ky. and Florida. From 1960 to 1966 he taught at Brunnerdale Seminary in Canton.
   He retired in 1998, but continued to help with parish ministry locally, and operated a book bindery at St. Charles Center.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Center, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. The Mass will be celebrated jointly with the funeral of Brother Augustine Kruck who died Tuesday. Burial is at Community Cemetery, Carthagena.
   Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. today with a prayer service slated for 7 p.m.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, is handling arrangements.

Ruby Jenkins

Graveside services for Ruby Jenkins were 11 a.m. July 22, 2004, at Wabash Cemetery, the Rev. Thomas Christen officiated.
   W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.

Donald Rasawehr

Services for Donald H. Rasawehr were 11 a.m. July 19, 2004, at W.H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Douglas R. Meyer officiated. Organist was Luella Smith.
   Graveside services took place July 22 at Buck Cemetery, Celina.


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