Fort Recovery native Donald B. Klikovits, 82, a resident of Pavilion Nursing Home, 705 Fulton St., Sidney, died at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 29, 2004 at the nursing home.
He was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Fort Recovery, to Andrew and Marie Uppenkamp Klikovits. On Aug. 31, 1946, he married Stella Caroline Quinter and she died Feb. 6, 2003.
Survivors are a son, Donald (Teri) E. Klikovits, Sidney; seven daughters, Rebecca Worthington, Mason, Joann (John) Beemer, Anna, Kathy (Doug) CaJacob and Carol (Jim) Gaier, all of Sidney, Elaine (Mark) Spiknall, Canal Winchester, Linda (Doug) Hoefling, Piqua, Elizabeth (Ron) Baginski, Cleveland; two sisters, Rosalia (Lester) Heyne, Sidney, Janet (Tom) Becker, Anna, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He had worked at Monarch Machine for almost 50 years. He was a 1940 graduate of Sidney High School and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets and the Shelby County Deerhunters Association, all in Sidney. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. James Reutter officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney. An American Legion prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice.
Rev. Joseph Lima
Rev. Joseph Lima, C.PP.S, 85, died at 4 a.m. Oct. 31, 2004, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center in Carthagena.
He was born March 18. 1919, in Johnstown, Pa., to Sebastian and Catherine Lima.
Survivors are a sister, Mary Siciliano, Cleveland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Sebastian, Nino and Anthony; and two sisters, Carmella Butera and Nancy Balice.
He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1933, and was ordained Dec. 10, 1944. He was a priest at parishes in Detroit, Mich., Ottawa, East Chicago, Ind., East Jordan, Mich. and Cleveland.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating. Rev. John Nagele will be homilist.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at St. Charles Center, Carthagena. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.
Former New Knoxville resident Willie S. Poppe, 81, 4880 Hunt Road, Cincinnati, died at 11:20 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at Hospice of Cincinnati.
He was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Auglaize County, to Simpson and Ella Wierwille Poppe and made his home with Steve and Diane Piehl of Cincinnati in recent years.
Surviving are two brothers, Henry of Wilcox, Ariz., and Robert of Spencerville; and a sister, Dorothy Levine, Indianapolis.
A brother, Roland, is deceased.
He had been employed at W.G. Piehl Masonry Co. for 30 years and was a member of First United Church of Christ, both of New Knoxville.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the church's Heritage Room.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Merke Ray Rabe, 83, of Fort Recovery, died at 8:05 p.m. Oct. 30, 2004, at his home.
He was born June 10, 1921, in Mercer County, to Vincent and Esther Schroyer Rabe. On Sept. 9, 1944, he married Ann Bollenbacher who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Blaine of Orange Park, Fla., and Kevin of Salinas, Calif.; a daughter, Irene Jill, at home; a brother, Ralph of St. Marys; and two sisters, Jean Boroff, St. Marys, and Mary Montague, Kettering.
He was a farmer and a member of Wabash Church. He formerly served as a township trustee and was a former member of Midwest Rural Electric Cooperative.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Wilton Hull officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Cheryl Ann School or the Coldwater Public Library.
Gloria VanTilburg, 87, formerly of Celina, died Nov. 1, 2004, at Carlisle Manor Nursing Home in Carlisle.
She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Celina, to Benjamin and Leona Hile Cencebaugh. Her husband, Robert Blossom VanTilburg, is deceased.
Surviving are a sister, Madeline Senger, Michigan; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two daughters, Diana Wolfe and Dixie Yaun; two brothers, Gene and Hubert Cencebaugh; a sister, Madeline Senger; and a granddaughter.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hilda M. Wuebker, 80, 6524 state Route 119, Maria Stein (Cassella), died at 8:55 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born May 6, 1924, in Wendelin, to August and Mary Jutte Siefring. On April 30, 1949, she married Carl A. Wuebker who died Aug. 3, 1974.
Surviving are two sons, Melvin (Julie) and James (Jane), all of Maria Stein; six daughters, Virginia (Nick) Dicke, New Bremen, Ruth (Mark) McCullough, Kenton, Marilyn (Roger) Albers and Janet (Doug) Barhorst, all of Fort Loramie, Irene (Mike) Lamm, Coldwater, and Rebecca (John) Fortman, Maria Stein; and a daughter-in-law, Kay (Wes) Sanders, Maria Stein.
Other survivors include a brother, Clarence (Dorothy) Siefring, St. Henry; two sisters, Rita Stachler, St. Henry, and Alma (Stanley) Goettemoeller, Maria Stein; 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Kenneth and Lester; a brother-in-law, Richard Stachler; and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker and a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, the Ladies Sodality and the Catholic Knights of America, all of Cassella.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenka