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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Mazie Barhorst

Former Mendon resident Mazie Rowene Barhorst, 83, 19900 Elton Road, Sidney, died Jan. 23, 2005, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
   She was born March 5, 1921, in Oilton Okla., to Willis Luman and Leah Viola Boroff Mills. On Jan. 8, 1948, she married Lawrence R. Barhorst who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Jenny) and Matthew (Hazel), both of Sidney; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Thomas) Herdt, East Lansing, Mich.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   A son, Mark, is deceased.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Grange, Farm Bureau, Mother's Club, Sorelle Circle and Shelby County homemakers' organizations.
   Funeral Mass is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, the Rev. Gerald Bensman officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
   Contributions can be made to the Lehman High School Foundation or the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund.

Kurt Bergman

Kurt J. Bergman, 18, 15 Independence Ave., Minster, died at 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 2005, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to an apparent suicide.
   He was born Nov. 8, 1986, in Coldwater, to Harold and Jean Moorman Bergman. They survive in Minster.
   Also surviving are a brother, Ryan (Angela) of Findlay; a sister, Jill of Minster; and the grandmothers, Alice Moorman, Minster, and Lidwina Bergman, Coldwater.
   Deceased are the grandfathers, Virgil Moorman and Albert Bergman.
   A senior at Minster High School, he planned to attend the University of Findlay in the fall. He also owned J & K Djay Service, Minster.
   He was percussion section leader for the high school symphonic and marching band as well as drummer for the pep band and a member of the Drama Club. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Catholic Youth Organization, both of Minster, and a tissue donor.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the family for special programs they will support in his name.

Gary Hamilton

Former Mendon resident Gary Lee Hamilton, 59, 910 Ely St., Alma, Mich., died Jan. 21, 2005, at Gratiot Hospital, Alma. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born July 30, 1945, to John Roscoe and Nellie M. Hunsaker Hamilton. They survive in Mendon.
   Also surviving are his companion of 20 years, Jeanie Wolfgang, Alma, and her children and grandchildren; five brothers, Jim (Sharon), Dan, Bill (Barb) and Ken, all of Mendon, and Don (Kathy) of Coldwater; and two sisters, Sue Sharpe, Spencerville, and Esther Hamilton, Coldwater.
   A 1963 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, he was an amateur songwriter. He had served in the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
   Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton/Bethel Cemetery near Mendon, the Rev. Dean Bruce officiating.
   W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

E. Rozella Homan

E. Rozella Homan, 83, formerly of Piqua, died Jan. 24, 2005, at The Gardens of St. Henry, where she resided.
   She was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Piqua, to Henry and Eva Hufford Meyer. On Feb. 11, 1972, she married Wilfred S. Homan who died April 24, 2004.
   Survivors are a sister-in-law, Betty (Aloys) Jutte, Osgood; two brothers-in-law, Norbert of Sidney, and Paul (Phyllis) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
   She worked as a bookkeeper for McKinley Produce Company, Piqua, and Piqua Electric Motor Service. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, and The Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lantana, Fla. A 1939 graduate of Piqua High School, she was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1471 of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
   Funeral Mass is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Piqua church, the Rev. James Hoffbauer officiating. Burial is at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service is slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday.
   Contributions can be made to the Piqua Ambulance Fund.

Walter Linder

Walter William Linder, 50, 729 W. Hickory St., Union City, Ind., Jan. 23, 2005, at St. Vincent's Randolph of Winchester, Ind., from a sudden undetermined cause.
   He was born Aug. 26, 1954, in Darke County, to Herman and Evelyn McNickle Linder. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Crystal Weubker, and a foster father, Robert L. Briner, Fort Recovery.
   Other survivors are a son, Zachary William of Union City; a daughter, Charity Nicole of Greenville; a brother, Herman Jr. of Union City, Ohio; five sisters, Cathy, Viola and Rosie, all of Greenville; Angie Yoder, of Winchester, and Jeanette Bergman, Bradford.
   He operated the Workhorse Custom Chasis and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #2790 and United Automotive Workers local #494, all of Union City.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Reichard Funeral Home Inc., Union City, the Rev. Rozie officiating. Burial is at Union City Cemetery.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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