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Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Clarence Barker

Clarence "Burrhead" Barker, 81, 5410 Lakeside Drive, Celina, died at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, 2004, at his home.
   He was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Middletown, to Claude and Minnie Miller Barker. On Nov. 10, 1945, he married Marcia Wilch who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Thomas C. (Verna) and Kenneth N. (Natalie), all of Middletown; two daughters, Helen Sue (Mike) Stoops, Middletown, and Beth Ann Frisch, Celina; two brothers, Claude (Willa) of Whitesboro, Texas, and Glenn of Celina; four sisters, Marie (Charles) Osborn, Livie (Marvin) Thomas and Patty (Bob) Davidson, all of Middletown, and Barbara (Dallas) South, Port Charlotte, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Paul, and a sister, Dorothy.
   He retired from AK Steel in Middletown in 1983 after 41 years and was a member of the Celina Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473 and Coldwater American Legion Post 470. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, the Rev. Kevin Neumann officiating. Burial will follow at Burdge Cemetery, Montezuma, with the American Legion conducting military rites.
   Calling is 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

James Schuck

James Alfred Schuck, 82, 109 Stella St., Celina, died at 5:02 p.m. Oct. 4, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Celina, to Carl and Helen Cole Schuck. On April 25, 1958, he married Mary Elizabeth Laux who died April 18, 1989.
   Surviving are a son, Doug of Celina; a daughter, Sue (Kevin) VanTilburg, Celina; a son-in-law, Richard Vinnece, Arcanum; a sister, Betty Meyer, Celina; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   A daughter, Penny Vinnece, is deceased.
   He retired from New Idea in Coldwater after 37 years and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, American Legion post, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose, all of Celina. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, Deacon Thomas Huff officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Mercer County Council on Aging.

Vita Weitzel

Vita I. Weitzel, 82, 14308 Cochran Road, New Weston, died at 12:20 a.m. Oct. 4, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Oct. 27, 1921, in Jay County, Ind., to Peter and Veronica Klaus Eischen. On Oct. 27, 1954, she married Arthur Weitzel who died July 22, 1983.
   Surviving are a son, Henry of New Weston; two daughters, Veronica (Nick) Post, St. Henry, and Edy (Vernon) Link, Fort Recovery; two sisters, Beatrice Schmit, Geneva, Ind., and Catherine Hartnagel, Fort Recovery; two brothers-in-law, Henry Koening, Trinity, Ind., and Albert Schwoerer, Mount Horeb, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
   Deceased are four sisters, Elizabeth Homan, Mary Koening, Cecelia Eischen and Matilda Schwoerer, and five brothers, John, Joseph, Edward, Arthur and Sylvester.
   She retired from Fort Recovery Industries and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Altar Sodality, both of Sharpsburg.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held there at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.


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