Jack Caldwell, 63, formerly of 617 S. Main St., St. Marys, died at 11:03 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys, where he had resided since 2000.
He was born April 13, 1941, in St. Marys, to Clarence and Thelma Ashton Caldwell.
Surviving are three brothers, Robert of St. Marys, Walter of Telford, Pa., and his twin, Jerry of Celina; and two sisters, Margaret Lininger and Marvel Thomas, both of St. Marys.
A brother, Albert Binkley, is deceased.
He had been employed at Auglaize School and Industries for more than 50 years and recently received a commendation plaque. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Walter Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize Industries.
James N. Gengler, 79, 615 W. Walnut St., Coldwater, died at 11:25 a.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born May 7, 1925, in Coldwater, to Joseph and Hortense Cook Gengler. On June 28, 1952, he married Alice Kemper who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James (Marie) of Coldwater, Steve of Celina and Bob (Kathie) of Covington; three daughters, Karen Hone and Ann (Tom) Giesige, both of Celina, and Tracy of Coldwater; two sisters, Gene Walkup, St. Marys, and Katheryn (Dallas) Pierstorff, Celina; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A grandchild is deceased.
He retired from Minster Machine Co. after 40 years and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, with military rites conducted by the Coldwater American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Joseph E. Harner, 60, 10009 Neptune-Mendon Road, Mendon, died at 9:17 p.m. Feb. 11, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Jan. 15, 1945, in Mercer County, to Dwight Sr. and Ruth Henne Harner. On May 15, 1965, he married Gloria Boroff who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Kirt (Tracy) of Celina and Klinton of St. Marys; a daughter, Katrina (Bill) Cartwright, St. Marys; a brother, Dwight of St. Marys; a sister, Jill Shepler, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and his mother-in-law, Geraldine Nussbaum, St. Marys.
A son, Kenneth, and a grandchild are deceased.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a member of the St. Marys Church of God, where he had served on the board of trustees. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ben Brigham officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery near Mendon.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
William J. Poppe, 83, 17111 Roettger Road, New Bremen, died at 2:59 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Shelby County, to August and Clara Kolthoff Poppe. On June 26, 1946, he married Luella Gierhart who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David (Sheila) of New Bremen; two daughters, Carol (Andrew Beckerman) of North Benington, Vt., and Debra (Lance) Lear, New Bremen; and five grandchildren.
A sister, Gladys Moeller, is deceased.
He retired from dairy farming in 1986 and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 241, both of New Bremen, Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Miami Valley Dairy Association. He had served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad or the church memorial fund.
Vera Sophia Speicher, 88, formerly of Celina, died at 12:01 p.m. Feb. 13, 2005, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Otto and Emma Rodewald Gerke. On July 7, 1942, she married Marcus E. Speicher who died April 17, 1998.
Surviving are a son, John (Tara) of Geyersville, Calif.; two daughters, Carolyn (William) Clack, Horseheads, N.Y., and Ruth (Jeff) Gardner, Simpsonville, N.C.; a brother, Melvin Gerke, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Rosella Seddelmeyer, is deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, and the Mercer County Historical Society, where she formerly served as treasurer. She had been s founding member of the Mercer-Auglaize County Family YMCA, a former member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and had helped with United Way collections.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will be at Buck Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after noon Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.