Mercer County native Donald H. Ahrns, 48, Elm Street, Fort Loramie, died at 12:58 a.m. Oct. 15, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, following an extended illness.
He was born May 11, 1956, in Coldwater, to Julius W. and Mary Alice Heitkamp Ahrns. They survive in Maria Stein. On June 20, 1981, he married Kathleen A. Ernst who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David Henry, at home; three brothers, Gerard of Celina, Rick (Elaine) of New Bremen, and Jim of Kettering; six sisters, Sharon (Les) Hess, Hilliard, Joyce (Bud) Johnson and Nancy (Dale) Clune, all of Coldwater, Pat (Gary) Heitkamp and Carol (Paul) Keller, all of Maria Stein, and Mary Jean (Fred) Siefring, St. Henry; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frederick and Cleola Ernst, Fort Loramie; a brother-in-law, Jay (Mary) Ernst, and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ernst and Mary (Joe) Brandewie, also of Fort Loramie.
He had been employed at Marwill Products in Fort Loramie and as a dairy herdsman for Steve and Deb Albers. He was a 1975 graduate of Marion Local High School and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Knights of St. John Commandery 300, both of Fort Loramie, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster, and Catholic Knights of America, Cassella.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the David Ahrns Education Trust Fund or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Robert Bobenmoyer Sr.
Celina native Robert L. Bobenmoyer Sr., 74, of Brownsburg, Ind., died Oct. 14, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Celina, to Ross and Ermyl Bilter Bobenmoyer.
Surviving with his wife, Maralyn, are a son, Robert Jr. of Onalaska, Wis.; a daughter, Linda Dennis, Indianapolis; a brother, Keith, no town listed; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Don, is deceased.
He had worked as fleet manager for Stokley in Celina and Indianapolis for 40 years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of New Maysville Community Church, North Salem, Ind., and Celina Masonic Lodge.
Services are noon Monday at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg, the Rev. Frank Bunn officiating. Burial will follow at New Maysville Cemetery.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Cary E. Rue, 70, 402 Plum St., Coldwater, died at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
He was born June 16, 1934, in Dayton, to Cara and Sally Howard Rue. On June 26, 1964, he married Mary Oda who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Daniel of Montezuma, Alan of Lakewood, and Michael of Coldwater; two brothers, Jimmy (Cathy) and Jerry, all of Union City; and two sisters, Ruth Strait, Union City, and Peggy (Allen) Thwaits, Celina.
Deceased are a daughter, Ann; a brother, George; a brother-in-law, Charles Strait; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Rue.
He had worked 41 years in maintenance at AVCO New Idea in Coldwater. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Coldwater and the United Steelworkers Union.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Arvid Harklau officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or the American Heart Association.
Dorothy Agnes Schoenlein, 86, 611 W. Vine St., Coldwater, died at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 14, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Mercer County, to John L. and Victoria Stelzer Fortman. On July 31, 1948, she married Zeno Schoenlein who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, David (Karen) of Medina, Robert (Brenda) of St. Henry, and Steven (Kathy) of Dayton; three daughters, Kathleen Shepherd, Lilburn, Ga., Margory (Rick) Curry, Milford, and Carol (Bob) Schwieterman, Castle Rock, Colo.; two sisters, Sister Madonna Fortman, Fremont, and Lucy Fortman, Dayton; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are four brothers, the Rev. Marcellus, Paul, Richard and John, and two sisters, Adelaide and Sister Rosemary.
She had been a teacher in the former Hartings School in Cassella and the St. Peter and St. Joe schools, a substitute teacher in the Coldwater and St. Henry school districts and a homemaker. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.