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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Corey Albers

Corey J. "Chubs" Albers, 17, 2466 Stelzer Road, Maria Stein, died at 12:40 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.(See story on page 1.)
   He was born Sept. 23, 1987, in Coldwater, to Michael and Peg Schmiesing Albers, who survive.
   Other suvivors are two sisters, Jennifer (Michael) Lause, Maria Stein, and Angie (Andrew) Shappie, Sidney; maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Schmiesing, St. Henry; paternal grandmother Rosemary Albers, Minster; and a nephew.
   Deceased are a brother, Brian; and two grandfathers Ralph Albers and Walter Schmiesing.
   He was a junior at Marion Local High School and attended Tri Star Career Compact classes in St. Marys. He played football, basketball and baseball for the school and also was a member of the Cassella Buckeyes 4-H group and a junior fair member. He was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Cassella, and the Catholic Organization.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, the Rev. Ken Schroeder officiating. Burial is at the Nativity church cemtery.
   Calling is 2-9 Friday and 8:30-9:15 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Rita Gagle

Celina resident Rita Gagle, 88, died this morning, Oct. 14, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home in Celina.

David Gerlach

David Anthony Gerlach, 16, 53 E. Wayne St., Chickasaw, died Oct. 13, 2004, in a traffic accident on County Road 66A near New Bremen. (See story on page 1.)
   He was born April 9, 1988, in St. Marys, to Terrence and Teresa Puthoff Gerlach. They survive.
   Other survivors include two brothers, Douglas and Bradley, both at home; and grandparents, Alma Puthoff, Chickasaw, and Art and Della Gerlach, St. Henry.
   A grandfather, Edwin Puthoff, is deceased.
   A junior at Marion Local High School, he attended Tri Star Career Compact in St. Marys and did lawn maintenance at Minster Machine Co. He formerly played football and baseball at Marion Local and was a member and Mass server at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw.
   Funeral Mass is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to the Marion Community Scholarship Fund.

Martha Lauth

Martha G. Lauth, 79, 10620 Bay Road, New Knoxville, died at 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
   She was born Feb. 15, 1925, in St. Marys, to Herbert A. and Emma (Cook) Heil. On Sept. 26, 1953, she married Harold E. Lauth, who survives.
   Other survivors are four sons, David (Deb), of St. Marys, Matthew (Anita), of Findlay, Kurt (Staci) and Randy (Kay), all of New Knoxville; three brothers, Carl "Dick" (Mary) Heil, Wapakoneta, John (Wilma) Heil, St. Marys, and Paul (Hazel) Heil, Plant City, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Tester, Celina, three grandchildren and a step-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Deceased four sisters, Juanita Heil, Eleanor Nelson, Elizabeth Burden and Margaret Louise Tester; and a brother, Herbert A. Heil Jr.
   A graduate of Memorial High School in St. Marys, she was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and was a homemaker.
   Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Private burial services will be at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made the the New Knoxville Community Park Association.

Cary Rue

Cary Rue, 70, of Coldwater, died Oct. 13, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Mary Teeple

Mary D. Teeple, 86, 751 Deford St., Lot 64, Celina, died at 3:27 a.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Dayton, to Donald and Eva Haley Oyer. On Jan. 21, 1978, she married Keith L. Teeple who died July 21, 1986.
   Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Wilson, Plant City, Fla.; a brother, Kenneth Oyer, Coldwater; and three sisters, Jean Pickering, Lima, Donna Honious, Miamisburg, and Saralee Koogler, Dayton.
   Three brothers and a sister are deceased.
   She had worked nine years as a cook at the former Hometown Nursing Home in Celina. She was a member of the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
   Services were 10:30 a.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina. Burial followed at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.


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