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Monday, August 30, 2004

Gladys Dillion

Gladys M. Dillion, 73, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born Sept. 15, 1930, in Celina, to Harvey and Clema Ellen Rhoades Garman. On March 6, 1959, she married Ralph W. Dillion who died May 31, 1991.
   Surviving are two sons, David (Diane) Shinn, Smyrna, Tenn., and Daniel (Michelle) Dillion, Celina; three daughters, Susan Eckstein and Jane (Richard) Westgerdes, all of Celina, and Carol (Bill) Strahm, Estes Park, Colo.; a brother, Bennie Garman, Bluffton, Ind.; two sisters, Mary Garman, Toledo, and Kathryn (Ted) Ballinger, Celina; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Lewis Garman, and a grandson.
   She retired from Huffy's in Celina after 35 years. She was a graduate of Rockford High School and a member of Celina Church of the Nazarene.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Larry D. Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions may be made to the church.

John Karafit

John Stephen Karafit, 54, died Aug. 29, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Celina, to Stephen and Emilie Kurivial Karafit. His mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a brother, James (Brenda) of Celina; and four sisters, Rose (Paul) Eshbaugh, Bellbrook, Elizabeth (Tom) Sunkel, Jefferson City, Mo., Carol (Robert) Forsthoefel, Celina, and Jane (Michael) Luth, New Carlisle.
   He was a farmer and a graduate of Celina High School and Bowling Green State University. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, Celina Moose Lodge and the National Rifle Association.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Robert Pottkotter

Robert H. Pottkotter, 82, 1155 St. Joe Road, Fort Recovery, died today, Aug. 30, 2004, at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus.
   He was born June 28, 1922, in Fort Recovery, to John and Irene Laux Pottkotter. On June 14, 1945, he married Marcia Probolsky who died June 21, 1985.
   Surviving are a son, John (Susan) of Reynoldsburg; a foster son, Richard Sanderell, San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Jerry (Rita) and Bill (Virginia), all of Fort Recovery; a sister, Mary Romer, Coldwater; and two grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Edwin, Albert and Vincent, and two sisters, Agnes Fischer and Frances Hess.
   He retired as a mail carrier and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A 1940 graduate of Fort Recovery High School, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights of America, both of St. Joe, and the American Legion post, Fort Recovery.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Shirma Weirrick

Shirma M. Weirrick, 72, Parker City, Ind., died Aug. 27, 2004, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.
   She was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Randolph County, Ind., to John and Vada M. Clevenger Patty.
   Surviving with Paul Weirrick, her husband of 52 years, are a son, Eddie W. (Dawn) of Celina; a daughter, Becky (Dan) Haggard, Parker City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a singer with the Disciplairs music group. She attended Farmland Friends Church and traveled 12 years with the Teen Embassadors.
   Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Kris Sorensen officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Maxville, Ind.
   Calling is 5-9 p.m. today at Thornburg Funeral Home, Parker City.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Mary Wint

Mary Duane Wint, 67, Oakwood Drive, Coldwater, died at 9:31 p.m. Aug. 29, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Coldwater, to Richard and Lillian Willhoff Forsthoefel. On Feb. 8, 1958, she married William Wint who died in 1996.
   Surviving are a son, Rodney (Sharon) of Tipp City; two daughters, Rena Wint and Rona (Shane) Dellinger, all of Coldwater; two brothers, Raleigh (Margie) Forsthoefel, Celina, and Robert (Janet) Forsthoefel, Coldwater; her mother-in-law, Evelyn Karcher, Coldwater; and two grandchildren.
   She was a beautician and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Altar Society, both of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Ron Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.


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