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Friday, October 22, 2004

Randall Dorsten

Randall J. "Rudy" Dorsten, 47, 1120 Shimp Drive, Celina, died at midnight Oct. 21, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born July 14, 1957, in Celina, to Paul and Jeanette Riethman Dorsten. His mother survives in Celina. On Sept. 29, 1990, he married Teresa Montgomery who survives.
   Also surviving are five daughters, Sara and Shelly Dorsten, Megan and Jodi Rutter, all of Celina, and Ashley Rutter, Chicago; a brother, Ronald (Marilyn) Dorsten, Celina; and a sister, Cindy (Tim) Luebke, Celina.
   He was employed as a tool maker at Fluid Power and was a member of the Mercer County Sportsman Association and the Loyal Order of Moose, Celina.
   Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mable Ketring

St. Marys native Mable Ketring, 92, formerly of Fairborn, died Oct. 19, 2004, in Bradenton, Fla.
   She was born June 29, 1912, in St. Marys, to August W. and Bessie M. DeFord Schierenbeck.
   Surviving are a sister-in-law, Betty Ketring, Fairborn; two nephews, two great-nephews, a great-niece and a great-great-nephew.
   A professional real estate investor, she was the last surviving member of a group that spearheaded formation of the city of Fairborn following World War II. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, the Ohio Historical Society, Friends of the Manatee County, Fla., Library, Daughters of the American Revolution, Osceola, Fla., and the William Bassett Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century. She also was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Chapter Aero Chapter 536, Dayton, and a charter member of the Bradenton Opera Guild.
   Graveside services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. Mary Kay Brown officiating.
   Calling is after 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Joan Moran

Joan L. Moran, 77, 1510 Oakview Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Oct. 21, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
   She was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Celina, to Norval and Margaret Slusser Fetters. On May 12, 1951, she married Frank Moran who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Craig (Sandy), Wade (Rita) and Scott (Janet), all of St. Marys; a daughter, Lynne (Rick) Davis, Hicksville; two brothers, Paul Fetters, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Kenneth Fetters, Celina; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandson.
   Deceased are a sister, Joyce Koons, and three grandsons.
   A 1946 graduate of Willshire High School, she had worked at Paris Cleaners in St. Marys and retired from St. Marys City Schools where she drove bus for 20 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Leo Hoying officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church or the American Heart Association.

Brenda Strausberg

Celina native Brenda S. Strausberg, 43, of Eustis, Fla., died Oct. 20, 2004, at her residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born May 16, 1961, in Celina, to Edgar and Barbara Strausberg. Her mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a son, David of Eustis; three daughters, Rachel Alvarado, Raquel and Cameron, also of Eustis; and a grandson.
   She had owned a vacuum cleaner shop in Tavares, Fla.
   Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, the Rev. William E. Boyd officiating.

Ruth Wheeler

St. Marys native Ruth E. Wheeler, 91, South Pearl Street, Spencerville, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 20, 2004, at Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys.
   She was born Feb. 27, 1913, in St. Marys, to Earl and Pearl Miller Stonerock. On July 26, 1936, she married Marion A. Wheeler who died Sept. 1, 1976, while serving as mayor of Spencerville.
   Surviving are a son, Ronald A. (Barbara J.) of Julian, Calif.; a brother, Robert Stonerock, St. Marys; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   A 1931 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, she was a homemaker and a former accordion teacher. She attended Spencerville United Church of Christ.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Ronald L. Shifley officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Bowersock Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 or the American Cancer Society.


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