Rita B. Bruns, 76, 3896 Philothea Road, Coldwater, died at 5:13 a.m. Feb. 20, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born July 15, 1928, in Philothea, to August and Margaret Puthoff Wenning. On June 10, 1953, she married Paul H. Bruns who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Mike (Deb) of Celina; four sisters, Mary (Carl) Kohn and Bernie Meiring, all of Celina, Joan Kemper, St. Henry, and Margie (John) Moeller, St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers-in-law, David Kemper and Harold Meiring, are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the Ladies Rosary Altar Sodality, both of Philothea.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Paul W. Homan, 64, 03884 state Route 119, Minster, died at 8 a.m. Feb. 19, 2005, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to a sudden heart attack.
He was born May 2, 1940, in Chickasaw, to Silverius and Anna Siefring Homan. On Oct. 8, 1966, he married Joan Prenger who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Brian of Miamisburg; a daughter, Krista (Steven) Frimel, West Chester; two brothers, Luke (Mary Ann) and Lester (Jane), all of Chickasaw; three sisters, Mary Ann (Melvin) Stucke, Frenchtown, Velma (Paul) Wolters, Maria Stein, and Jeannette (Dave) Brown, Glynwood; and a grandson.
He retired as an assembler at Minster Machine Co. and currently worked as a courier for Minster Bank. He also served on the chain crew for Minster football games and helped with the Midwest Riding program, at the Minster Schools and in the Oktoberfest instant bingo stand, all of Minster.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, where he served as head usher, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post, Athletic Boosters and Academic Boosters, all of Minster. He also coached youth softball and baseball teams and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Alfred and Henrietta Prenger Scholarship Fund or Minster Area Life Squad.
Roberta C. Will, 67, 6670 Clover Four Road, Celina, died at 1:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2005, at her home.
She was born March 16, 1937, in Celina, to Raymond and Alvina Post Thobe. On May 2, 1959, she married Charles F. Will who died Aug. 31, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Gary (Lynne) of Cartersville, Ga.; four daughters, Sandra (Ron) Huffman, Wapakoneta, Sharon (Roland) Roeckner, Maria Stein, Susan (Gregg) Morgan, Phoenix, Ariz., and Sheila (Carey) Schneider, Pickerington; and 14 grandchildren.
Other survivors include four sisters, Velma (William) Johnston, San Pedro, Calif., Madonna (Anthony) Gehret, Versailles; Jane (Lester) Schmitmeyer, Fort Loramie, and Lucy Thobe, Dayton; two brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Thobe, Maria Stein, and Dennis (Nancy) Thobe, Minster; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Thobe, Versailles.
A brother, Ronald Thobe, is deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Sodality, both of Wendelin, and the Daughters of Isabella, St. Henry.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.