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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Florence Courtney

Florence E. Courtney, 79, 3367 U.S. 33, Willshire, died at 7:10 p.m. Nov. 28, 2004, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Mercer County, to Ralph and Mary Zizelman Shaffer. On Feb. 21, 1942, she married Robert E. Courtney who died June 9, 1977.
   Surviving are a son, Brad (Cheryl) of Willshire; a daughter, Nancy (Roger) Harlamert, Rockford; a sister, Opal Dull, Celina; two grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Jean Elaine; a brother, John Shaffer; and a sister, Margaret McKean.
   She had been a shipping clerk at CTS in Berne, Ind.
   Services are 7 p.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, with lay pastor James J. Rickard officiating. Burial will be at Stringtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
   Calling is after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wallace Oldiges

Wallace J. Oldiges, 86, 146 S. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 29, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
   He was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Minster, to Albert and Nora Beckman Oldiges. On July 16, 1939, he married Martha Doak who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Carol (Donald) Ruese, New Bremen, and Rebecca (Pat) Martin, Piqua; a brother, Clarence (Elsie) of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Doris (Jerome) Wissman, New Bremen; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   A brother and three sisters are deceased.
   He is the retired part owner of Frank Morsey & Sons Eggs, Minster, and had worked as a Minster police officer for 27 1/2 years. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Orphan Society, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, American Legion Post 387, Cataract Fire Co., and the Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department, all of Minster, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, St. Marys. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had received a veteran's diploma from Minster High School in 2003 and served as a Minster Oktoberfest grand marshal with the fire department.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the Minster firing squad conducting military rites.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department or Minster Area Life Squad.

Donnie Weaver

Donnie R. Weaver, 50, of Fort Recovery, formerly of Piqua, was found dead at his residence Nov. 26, 2004. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.
   He was born Aug. 20, 1954, in St. Marys, to Donald R. and Margaret Arnold Weaver.
   Surviving are two sons, Gene (Melissa) and Eric (Wendy), both of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Jeannine S. Rammel, Rossburg; a brother, Tracy of Piqua; three sisters, Holly McReynolds, Peggy Kelly and Melody Vale, all of Piqua; his live-in companion, Phyllis M. Poling, Fort Recovery; and a grandson.
   One brother, Lex, and a sister, Dodie, are deceased.
   A 1973 graduate of Piqua Central High School, he had attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Mich.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Dr. Rick Arrowood officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
   Contributions can be made to Troy Baptist Temple.


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