Lawrence "Mike" Axe, 83, 1415 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:58 p.m. Oct. 22, 2004, after suffering a sudden heart attack while attending the St. Marys Roughriders football game at Lima Bath Stadium.
He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in St. Marys, to Joseph and Clara Dieringer Axe. On Jan. 23, 1954, he married Anna Lauth who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Kevin (Lynn) of Libertyville, Ill.; a daughter, Diane (Mark) Carr, Yukon, Okla.; a brother, Thomas of Kansas City, Kansas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers, Cletus, Urban, Damien, James, Francis and Vincent, and a sister, Rose Margaret Pfeffenberger.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 45 years of service. He was one of the founders of the St. Marys Rider Rooters Club in 1971 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, American Legion Post 323, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and the Knights of Columbus, all of St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Leo Hoying officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church or the Rider Rooters.
Bernard F. "Ben" Jutte, 76, 403 N. Elm St., Fort Recovery, died at 12:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born July 6, 1928, in Fort Recovery, to Stephen and Rose Braun Jutte.
Surviving are a brother, Herbert (Yolanda) of Garden Grove, Calif.; and three sisters, Ann Rita Broering, Minster, Erma Broering, North Star, and Agnes Lamm, Coldwater.
Deceased are two brothers, Earl and Richard, and a sister, Catherine Wickleman.
He was a farmer and a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Charles Mullin officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held there at 3:30 p.m. today.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Lieufay S. "Faye" Kincaid, 85, of Piqua, died at 10:25 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
She was born March 11, 1919, in Lawrence County, to Fred and Jessie Harrison Shively. On Nov. 23, 1944, she married the Rev. Roger A. Kincaid who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Roger R. (Penny) of Celina; a sister, Bessie Watkinson, Springfield; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased are three brothers and two sisters.
She was a homemaker, an assistant teacher at Troy Riverside School and a sales associate at Elder Beerman, Piqua. She was a member of Piqua Church of the Nazarene, were she had served in all departments including serving as chairman of the Home Department, Missionary Society and Children's Department, Vacation Bible School director, head greeter, song leader, choir member and shut-in visitor. She also served in the Missionary Department of the Northwest Ohio District of the Nazarene Church.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Christopher Polley and Lincoln Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund.
Hannah Jo Lause, infant daughter of Michael and Jennifer Lause of Maria Stein, was stillborn Oct. 22, 2004, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Dylan, 3, at home; and the grandparents, Mike and Peg Albers, Maria Stein, and Bob and Clona Lause, Bourbonnais, Ill.
The baby was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Cassella.
Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements.
Doris E. Myers, 83, of Decatur, Ind., died Oct. 23, 2004, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Huntington, Ind., to James and Esther Engleman Godfroy. On Aug. 1, 1948, she married Richard L. Myers who died Oct. 4, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Michael (Rose) of Decatur, and Timothy (Denise) of Rockford; three daughters, Lynne (Richard) Noack, Decatur, Karla (Kerry) Smith, Poe, Ind., and Sue (Michael) Hosier, Hoagland, Ind.; a brother, Paul (Evelyn) Godfroy, Huntington; 13 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Larry, Glenn, Richard and Bud Godfroy, and two sisters, Eloise Simrack and Rosella Swaidner.
She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Pace Arrow in Decatur. She previously worked as service department manager at Sears in Decatur. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Rosary Society, both of Decatur, the Women of the Moose and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 2689, Huntington.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Phillip DeVolder officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.
Calling is 3-6 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. A prayer service will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Janice Ruth Rindler, 66, 14617 U.S. 127, New Weston, died at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Celina, to George and Salome Rose Fleck. On April 29, 1961, she married Thomas Rindler who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Vicki) of Ansonia; a daughter, Tina (Sam) Thobe, Maria Stein; a brother, Robert Fleck, St. Sebastian; two sisters, Jean (Elmer) Wynk, St. Sebastian, and Shirley (Elmer) Quinter, Wisconsin; a sister-in-law, Marge Fleck, St. Sebastian; and four grandchildren.
Two brothers, John and Lester Fleck, are deceased.
She was the former owner and operator of Blue & White Tavern in North Star. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Ladies Rosary Altar Sodality, both of North Star.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Eileen "Inie" Watercutter, 82, formerly of County Road 33A, Wapakoneta, died at 8:48 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
She was born Jan. 9, 1922, near Versailles, to Raymond and Anna Marchal Smith. On Sept. 15, 1945, she married Paul C. Watercutter who died Dec. 19 of that year. On Nov. 11, 1947, she married Leonard A. Watercutter who died Nov. 28, 2001.
Surviving are four sons, Paul E., Ronald A. (Christine) and Douglas L. (Rebecca), all of Wapakoneta, and James L. of Cridersville; two brothers, Herman (Virginia) Smith, Versailles, and Cyril J. (JoAnn) Smith, Union City, Ind.; three sisters, Edna Wilt, Versailles, Cec Young and Jeannie (Carl) Wooten, all of Greenville; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five brothers, Francis, Willard, Ed, Norbert and Ronald Smith, and two sisters, Dean Deagle and Ruby Fullenkamp.
A homemaker, she formerly worked at Happy Humpty Restaurant, Wapakoneta, and the St. Marys Woolen Mills. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Henry Albietz officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. A prayer service will be held there at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund.
Marcella M. Westgerdes, 80, of St. Henry, formerly of the Coldwater area and Shane's Village, Rockford, died Oct. 22, 2004, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born April 3, 1924, in New Bremen, to William and Josephine Heyne Reier. On Sept. 12, 1945, she married Wilbert J. Westgerdes who died Sept. 3, 1992.
Surviving are three sons, Dale (Patty) of Kewanee, Ill., Neal (Becky) of Alameda, Calif., and Earl (Carol) of St. Henry; a daughter, Jane (Richard) Braun, Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Elizabeth Lange and Mary (Ray) Wenning, all of Coldwater; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jerry Heyne; a sister, Julianna Brackman; and a great-grandchild.
A homemaker, she formerly worked at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church rectory in Celina and Buckeye Apparel in Coldwater. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Cecelia Knights of St. John Auxiliary, both of Coldwater, the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Minster, and the Ladies Rosary Altar Sodality of St. Marys Catholic Church, Philothea.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Coldwater church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Coldwater Scholarship Foundation.
Pauline Wilson, 90, of Celina, died at 3:35 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Mercer County, to Harvey and Orva Bienz Wilson. On May 9, 1936, she married LeRoy Fast Wilson who died Nov. 6, 1946.
Surviving are two sons, Jim (Vi) of Sheridan, Wyo., and Tim (Beverly) of Celina; a brother, Thomas of Great Falls, Mont.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Fermin, and two sisters, Nina Dennis and Yvonne Stanley.
A former educator, she had taught in the Celina Public Schools. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science degree in education and from Miami University with a master's degree. She was a member of Mount Tabor Church of God, the W.C.S.C. of the church and the History Club, all of Celina, and the Mercer County Retired Teachers Association. She also was an honorary member of the University Women's Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jim Keiser officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or Celina Area Visiting Nurses.