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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Henrietta Bensman

Henrietta D. Bensman, 85, 105 N. Garfield St., Minster, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 11, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
   She was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Fort Loramie, to Joseph and Mary Gerling Poeppelman. On May 3, 1941, she married Arthur J. Bensman who died Sept. 28, 2000.
   Surviving are three sons, Ronald (Norma) of New Bremen, Orville (Ruth) of Sidney, and David (Margie) of Minster; two daughters, Marjorie (Joseph) Moore, Miamisburg, and Jane (Walter) Homan, Findlay; 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are six brothers, five sisters and a grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Violet Campbell

Violet M. Campbell, 81, 05449 Behm Road, Celina, died at 6:50 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Hamilton County, to Clarence and Daisy Young Johns. Her husband, Ray Campbell, is deceased.
   Surviving are a son, Gary (Joyce) of Dayton; three daughters, Janet of Dayton, Joann (Larry) Mummert, Loveland, and Denise (Doug) Long, Mason; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   A brother, Ralph Johns, is deceased.
   She had been a cook at Behm's Landing on Grand Lake St. Marys.
   Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Calling is after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Brandon Dilbone

Brandon Dilbone, 21, 322 E. Washington St., St. Henry, died at 11 p.m. Aug. 11, 2004, at Arthur James Cancer Center, Columbus.
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Wiro Klosterman

Wiro Eugene "Gene" Klosterman, 78, 1410 Canterbury Drive, Celina, died Aug. 11, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born July 30, 1926, in Mercer County, to Frank and Adelheide Borgart Klosterman. On Jan. 28, 1950, he married Illa June Hocfbaum who died June 3, 2002.
   Surviving are five sons, Michael, Daniel (Luwanna), David, Patrick and Jon, all of Celina; five daughters, Kathie (Richard) Stachler and Cynthia (Phillip) Schlotterer, all of Celina, Deborah of Burlington, Wash., Gail (Dale) Rutschilling, Coldwater, and Lisa (David) Graham, Xenia; two brothers, Lester (Leatrice) of Greenville and Elmer (Irene) of Burkettsville; two sisters, Eileen Herman, St. Marys, and Rita (George) Lucas, Illinois; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Ivo; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
   He was manager at Lakefield Airport, former owner and operator of Montezuma Grain and Feed Co. and a retired farmer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Lakefield Flyers, both of Celina, a former member of the Montezuma Fire Department, a former lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and an honorary member of the Midwest Chapter of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. A graduate of Coldwater High School, he attended Ohio State University and served as a B-29 flight engineer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Montezuma, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Celina.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Mark Kramer

Mark P. Kramer, 68, 4044 Ansonia-Elroy Road, Ansonia, died Aug. 9, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Darke County, to John N. and Helen Fink Kramer.
   Surviving with the former Clara Post, his wife of 47 years, are a son, Tim (Angie) of Greenville; five daughters, Linda (Larry) Wellman, Monroeville, Ind., Jayne (Tom) Harrod, Rossburg, Lori (Jay) Brunswick, Maria Stein, Sandy (Jerry) Gower, Union City, and Krista (Matthew) Oldiges, Huntsville; and 22 grandchildren.
   Other survivors include three brothers, Nick (Thanet) of Plainview, Texas, Henry of Union City, Ind., and Joe of Coldwater; and four sisters, Alvera (Ralph) Schmitz, New Weston, Edna (Bob) Stout, St. Henry, Rose Brown, St. Marys, and Hilda Schmitz, Union City.
   Deceased are three brothers, Leo, George and Luke, and four sisters, Helen Kramer, Agnes Schmitz, Clara Hinkle and Ann Jutte.
   He worked as a dairy farmer until 1985 and opened T&M Sales in Ansonia the following year. He retired in 1999 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the parish council and the Knights of Columbus, all of Union City, Ind.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Reichard Funeral Home Inc., Union City.
   Contributions can be made to the church.


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