Douglas James Baker, 15, of Holt, Mich., died Jan. 12, 2005, of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle pileup near Lansing, Mich.
He was born July 23, 1989, in Toledo, to James Douglas and Cathy Lynn Chase Baker. The mother survives in Holt.
Other survivors include two sisters, Amanda Faye and Aarika Jaye of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and the grandparents, Bernard and Joan Baker, Celina, and Leo and Judy Holmes, Holt.
Deceased is his father James Douglas Baker, who died July 19, 2004.
He was a ninth-grader at Holt High School and a participant in the Special Olympics program.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, the Rev. Bruce A. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delphi Chapel.
Contributions can be made to Special Olympics.
Pauline DePoy, 97, 510 E. High St., St. Marys, died Jan. 17, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Thomas Van Arsdel
Former Celina resident Thomas P. Van Arsdel, 81, of Fortville, Ind., died Jan. 15, 2005, at Heart Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis.
He was born July 7, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Mabel Van Arsdel. On Jan. 29, 1945, he married Carolyn Jean Beall who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Thomas P. Jr. of Fortville, Peter R. (Nina) of Celina and Richard E. (Catherine) of Dayton; a daughter, Sue (Greg) Giesige, Celina; two brothers, John and Eugene; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are a daughter, Kathryn Jean, and a brother, William C. III.
He was a registered professional engineer, architect and juris doctor. He was a graduate of Purdue University, founder of the Purdue weight lifting club, a member of the Masonic Order for more than 25 years and the men's senior master division world record holder for benchpress at 75 years of age.
Private services will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Contributions can be made to the United Negro College Fund.
Dorothy Pauline Wehnes, 87, 425 Arlington St., St. Marys, died at 4:47 a.m. Jan. 17, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born May 17, 1917, in St. Marys, to Russell and Marie Prueter Hunter. Following the death of her first husband, Harry Emerick, she married Russell Wehnes who is also deceased.
Surviving are three sons, Larry of St. Marys, Gary of Port Haywood, Va., and Jerry of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Deborah Webster, Delphos; a brother, Kenneth Hunter, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Arthur, Richard and Howard Hunter, and two sisters, Clara Piehl and Edna Wooster.
She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys and graduated from Memorial High School, both of St. Marys. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, also of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.