Pauline DePoy, 97, 510 E. High St., St. Marys, died at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 29, 1907, in St. Marys, to Barney and Anna Hering Arkenberg. On June 1, 1935, she married Charles L. DePoy who died in 1965.
Surviving are a son, Charles (Beverly) of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Beverly Miller, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Hal Miller; an infant brother, George Arkenberg; and three great-grandchildren.
She had worked at St. Marys Woolen Mills, Priess Shoe Store, Durnell Jewelry and the office of Dr. Vic Von Blon, all of St. Marys. She reportedly was the oldest member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys, a member of the United Methodist Women and Hawthorne Chapter 119, Order of Eastern Star, and a 1924 graduate of Memorial High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Jim Nuhfer officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Mary Schoenlein Rutschilling, 81, formerly of 585 Kremer Road, Maria Stein, died today, Jan. 19, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Louis R. Wieman, 83, 232 N. Main St., New Bremen, died at 10:08 a.m. Jan. 18, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in New Bremen, to Andrew and Ruby Kriegel Wieman.
Surviving are a brother, Jerry (Barbara) of Cincinnati; 11 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He retired as a residential construction carpenter from Kessler Builders and served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, both of St. Marys, and American Legion Post 241, New Bremen.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Tony Cutcher officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Services for Jeff S. Lantz were 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 2005, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Timothy Burden officiated.
Pallbearers to Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, were Kevin Grieshop, Bill McCoy, Lee Pierucini, Chris Cenderly, Greg and Todd Lantz, Aaron Lowe and Shane Pierce.
Honorary pallbearers were Ty Miller, Pat McConn, John Baker, Mark Schilling, Todd Schnieder and John Jones.
Services for Carl Mescher were 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2005, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Revs. James Seibert, Thomas Brenberger, Kenneth Alt, Richard Riedel, and James McCabe officiated.
Pallbearers to St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Celina, were Greg, Ben and Jeremy Mescher, Tom Homan, David Ruschau and Gene Reichert. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Celina conducted military rites.
Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus served as an honor guard during services.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.