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Friday, September 24, 2004

Robert Davis

Robert L. Davis, 82, 817 Kensington Lane, Celina, died at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at Dayton Heart Hospital.
   He was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Celina, to Rowland H. and Cora Etta Siler Davis. On July 10, 1946, he married Clara Vogel who survives.
   Also surviving are two brothers, Edward (Joann) and Armon (Virginia), all of Celina; a sister, Molly Beougher, Rockford; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Davis, St. Marys.
   Deceased are three brothers, Russell, Kenneth and Eugene; a sister, Zella Ruth Harter; and a brother-in-law, Charles Beougher.
   He had been a pipe fitter with Southern California Pipe Traders. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and the Mercer County Elks.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery with military
  honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.
   Calling is 3-6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.

August Dues Jr.

August George Dues Jr., 80, Township Line Road, St. Henry, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
   He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Philothea, to August and Ethel Entrup Dues, who are deceased. Also deceased is a stepmother, Cecilia Eyink Dues. On Aug. 28, 1946, he married Mildred Loshe who survives.
   Also surviving are six sons, Bob (Jean) and Dick (Laurie), all of St. Peter, Ron (Lil) and Bill (Lisa), all of St. Anthony, Gerry of Philothea, and Ed (Carol) of St. Joseph; three daughters, Joyce (Jim) Ontrop, Coldwater, Jean (Don) Wynk, Montezuma, and Bonnie (Bob) Fortkamp, Sharpsburg; a sister, LouAnn Timmerman, Philothea; a brother-in-law, Urban Hemmelgarn, Fort Recovery; 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sisters, Irene Homan and Clara Hemmelgarn; three infant brothers and sisters, and a grandson.
   He was a farmer and a retired Coldwater Schools bus driver. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society, both of Philothea, and the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Anthony.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Louis Otte

Louis E. Otte, 87, 6123 Dirksen Road, Maria Stein, died at 4:40 a.m. today, Sept. 24, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born July 25, 1917, in Cassella, to August and Veronica Langenkamp Otte. On April 16, 1941, he married Irene Prenger who died Feb. 8.
   Surviving are three sons, Joseph (Judith) of New Weston, John (Alice) of St. Henry, and Charles (Kathy) of Maria Stein; five daughters, Marlene (Jim) Dahlinghaus, Martha (Robert) Pohlman and Karen (Jerry) Moeller, all of Maria Stein, Dianne (Bill) Glaser, Celina, and Ruth (Joe) Kahlig, Coldwater; a brother, Leonard of Maria Stein; two sisters, Dorothy Gaerke and Irene (Jerry) Reinhard, all of Fort Recovery; a sister-in-law, Lenora Otte, Maria Stein; 39 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Ruth Otte; two brothers, Urban and Albert; six sisters, Bernadine Stammen, Hilda Stammen, Alma Fullenkamp, Marie Unrast, Loretta Meyer and Alvina Kunk; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   He was a farmer, a former Vigortone feed salesman and a former Mercer County Community Hospital board member. He was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society, both of Cassella, and the Knights of St. John, Maria Stein.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Ken Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Harold Zinkin Sr., a bodybuilding icon who invented the Universal Gym Machine, died Wednesday after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 82.
   Zinkin fell in his home Monday night, said Harry Gaykian, a neighbor and Zinkin's financial adviser. Gaykian said Zinkin went to sleep Monday night and never regained consciousness. He died at a hospital.


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