Ron Breeding, 69, of 147 Harbor Point Drive, Celina, died at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1935, in Pennsylvania, to Austin and Marge Helt Breeding. On May 11, 1974, he married Maria Altieri, who survives in Celina.
Other survivors include a son R. Michael (Kathleen) Blevins, of Columbus; two daughters, Kelli (Eric) Clausen, of Celina, and Lisa (John) Radkowski, of Texas; a daughter-in-law, Elsie Blevins, of Florida; two brothers, Robert (Gayle) Breeding, of Kentucky, and Russell (Sandy) Wentz, of Poland; a sister, Barbara (Don) Seely, of Poland; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Millie Breeding, and a son Mark Blevins.
A self-employed entrepreneur, he served with the United States Marines and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. After cremation, burial will occur at a later date.
Calling is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorials can be directed to research at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Helen C. Broering, 87, 70 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 7:07 p.m. Jan. 29. 2005 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 20, 1917 in Fort Loramie to Julius and Bernadine Wolke Ernst. Her first husband, Urban Wissman, died Dec. 21, 1958. On April 21, 1960, she married her second husband, Ambrose Broering, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sandra Olberding, Minster; three brothers, Robert (Wilma) Ernst, Nicholas (Rosalyn) Ernst, all of Dayton, and Frederick (Cleola) Ernst, Fort Loramie; four sisters, Jeanette Studer, Englewood, Norma Schalnot and Doris (Paul) Barlage, all of Dayton, and Eileen Thobe, Minster; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Wilfred; a sister Martha Vandegriff; a sister-in-law; and three brothers-in-law.
Owner operator with her first husband of The Wissman Cafe, she was also owner operator with her second husband of Broering Electric.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary, Lake Loramie Improvement Association, a charter member of Minster Eagles Aerie, and the Newport Sportsman Club.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chuch. The Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Rev. Norbert Loshe
Rev. Norbert Loshe, C.PP.S., 90, died at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2005, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena., following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 23, 1914, in St. Anthony, to Henry and Ida Moeder Loshe. He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1932 and was ordained on Sept. 8, 1940, at St. Charles Seminary.
Beginning in 1940, he served as assistant pastor at churches in Hamilton, Cincinnati, Dayton and several parishes in Michigan. From 1950 to 1961, he was treasurer at Brunnerdale Seminary in Canton. From 1961 to 1971 he served as pastor of St. Peter Church in Archbold. For the next 10 years he was administrator of St. Peter Church in Alveda. From 1981 to 1990, he served as pastor of Holy Trinity church in Bryant, Ind.
In 1990, he was named senior associate pastor of Mary Help of Christian Church in Fort Recovery, where he served until his retirement last year.
Surviving are two sisters, Sr. Mary Nobertine Loshe, OSF, Tiffin, and Mildred Dues, Coldwater; and a brother, Bernard Loshe, Coldwater.
Deceased are two brothers, Aloys and Werner; and a brother-in-law, August Dues.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Wednesday in Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center, the Revs. Angelo Anthony and Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery.
Calling is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Center, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Arthur C. "Red" Miller, 90, 2 Haarbye St., New Bremen, died at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 14, 1915 in Montezuma to Herbert and Lula Harrison Miller. On Aug. 29, 1944, he married Lois C. Hangen, who died Dec. 22, 1990. On May 22, 1993, he married Sue A. Schnelle, who survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a step-son, Duane (Jane) Schnelle, New Bremen; two step-daughters, Denise (Stan) Stephens, Lima, and Lisa (Ron) Wilkes, Troy; a sister, Gladys (Clarence) Harris, Celina; and seven step-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Howard, Leo and Melvin Miller; and a sister, Flossie Preston.
He was a Army 37th Division veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion 323, a life member of VFW Post 9289, and a member of Eagles Aerie 767, all in St. Marys.
A retiree of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove cemetery.
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the church of Valley Nursing Home.
Justin L. Myers, 16, Portland, Ind. died Sunday morning in an auto accident in rural Jay County.
He was born Oct. 22, 1988 in Howell, Mich. to Kenneth and Pam Haffner Myers, who survive.
Also surviving is a sister, Rashele Myers, Portland.
He was a junior at Jay County High School. He worked at Big Al's in Fort recovery.
Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Hugh Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Marjorie M. Sommer, 82, Minster, died Jan. 29, 2005, at her residence following a sudden illness.
She was born Aug. 27. 1922, in Celina to Charles and Millie Buck Howell. On Sept. 1, 1943, she married Vernon Sommer, who died Sept. 6, 2000.
Surviving are three sons, Michael (Pamela) and Gregory (Kathy), all of Minster and Douglas of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Kendra Sommer, Minster; a sister, Betty Dumbauld, Celina; a brother, Donald (Lelah), Celina; nine grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Steven; one brother and four sisters.
She was a co-owner for 44 years with her husband of Bud's Pizza.
A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, she was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Minster Historical Society, and the Minster Athletic Boosters. She was an election poll worker.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice or to the Minster Area Life Squad.
Steven M. Spencer, 58, Elida, died of natural causes at 6:05 a.m. Jan. 29, 2005, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born March 27, 1946, in Toledo, to Robert Dale and Margaret Ann Letany Spencer. On Dec. 22, 1995, he married Susan K. Henderson, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Steven Jerome, Celina; a daughter, Julie Ann, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a step-son, George (Kayla) Henderson Jr., Celina; a step-daughter, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Moyers, Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Marianne Burkett, Pemberville, and Karen Sue (Gene) Harris, Alabama; a half-brother, James Tarjanyi, Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents; a son, Robert; and a sister, Yolanda.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Siferd Westwood Chapel, Lima, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery where graveside service will be conducted by VFW Post 5713.
Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The VFW Post will hold a service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Midwest Chapter 17 of the 173rd Airborne.
Thomas H. "Pops" Williams, 85, Celina, died at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2005 at Celina Manor.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919 in Hartford, Conn. His father was Thomas H. Williams.
He is survived by a son, Tom (Marky) Williams III, Celina; and a daughter, April (John) Reynolds, Warren, Tex; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy, he served with the Marine Corps. during World War II.
A retired restaurant owner, he was a life member of the VFW, Celina, and a member of the American Legion and Eagles Aerie, both in Celina.
Service will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by Cisco Funeral Home.
LaVere "Bingo Baby" Zimmerman, 84, St. Marys, died at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 30, 2005, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1920, in St. Marys, to Frank and Goldie Hobler Becker. On Sept. 16, 1935, she married James W. Zimmerman, who died Nov. 19, 1978.
Surviving are four sons: James (Shirley), Bruce (Linda), all of St. Marys, Cloyd (Diane), Bakersfield, Calif., and Arthur (Jerri), Tampa, Fla.; four daughters: Sharon Bayman, Jeannette Carroll, Joy Lou (Harvey) Mobley and Donna (Roger) Selby, all of St. Marys; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Gary; a daughter, Barbara, a son-in-law, James Bayman, and two brothers, Marshall and Herman Becker.
A former employee of the St. Marys Woolen Mill, she was also owner of the former Park Drive-In restaurant, St. Marys.
Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.