Norma L. Bauer, 94, formerly of 1001 Willow St., Celina, died at 8:40 p.m. Feb. 27, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Bernard A. Dahlinghaus, 100, 14059 Reed Road, Yorkshire, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born Sept. 5, 1904, in Egypt, to Joseph and Mary Heitkamp Dahlinghaus. On April 26, 1932, he married Theresa J. Hoying who died July 19, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Donald of Carthagena and Daniel (Gloria) of Chicago; three daughters, Marilyn (Walter) Balster and Jane (Joseph) Reichert, all of Dayton, and Lillian (William) Werner, Las Vegas, a sister-in-law, Norma Dahlinghaus, Egypt; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, a daughter-in-law, Marita; five brothers and four sisters.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Men's Sodality, both of Osgood, and the Knights of St. John, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Celina native Sarah M. Hellwarth, 99, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died at 5:10 p.m. Feb. 27, 2005, at Hillside Terrace Nursing Home, Ann Arbor.
She was born Oct. 15, 1905, in Celina, to Willis H. and Mary Bowland Townsend. Her husband, Arlen Roosevelt Hellwarth, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, Robert W. (Tresa); James Burton (Johnna) and John Michael (Ina); 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, George Arlen; three brothers, Eugene Townsend, Walter Bowland Townsend and John Willis Townsend; and four sisters, Mary Nichols, Grace Meyers, Emma and Christina Townsend.
She graduated magna cum laude from Miami University, Oxford. She was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church and associated with United Republicans of America, Patriotic Education Inc., Daughters of the American Revolution, Association for Rural Education, National Committee of Christian Laymen and Coral Ridge Ministries.
Nie Funeral Home, Ann Arbor, has charge of local arrangements with a graveside memorial service to be held later at Hankins Cemetery near Celina under the direction of W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Former Fort Recovery resident Nancy L. Jones, 67, most recently a resident of Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Brown, W.Va., to Clinton and Bonnie Edgell Baker.
Surviving are two sons, Ray of Portland, Ind., and Ron of Parker City, Ind.; a daughter, Debbie Lare, Fort Recovery; a brother, Bill Baker, Maryland; a sister, Mary Sullivan, Illinois; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Pastor Bill Coy officiating. Burial will follow at Green Park Cemetery.
Calling is after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Martha Meckstroth, 95, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died there at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2005.
She was born Oct. 10, 1909, in Auglaize County, to William and Mary Lagemann Katterheinrich. On Oct. 12, 1930, she married the Rev. Arnold Meckstroth who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, the Rev. Ned (JoAnn) of Plymouth, Ind., and the Rev. Marcus (Meta) of State College, Pa.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Carl and Soloman Katterheinrich; two sisters, Zella Kuhlman and Mabel Kattman; and two granddaughters.
A 1927 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a graduate of Anthony Wayne Business Institute in Fort Wayne, Ind., she had worked as a secretary at the former Streine Tool & Manufacturing Co. in New Bremen. She later assisted her minister husband at United Church of Christ congregations in Apple Creek, Cleveland, Akron, Chillicothe, Waverly and Indianapolis. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Otterbein St. Marys or a charity of the donor's choice.
Mercer County native Ernest B. Ontrop, 82, 1617 W. 100 N., Portland, Ind., died Feb. 27, 2005, at Americare Living Center, Portland.
He was born March 15, 1922, in Mercer County, to August and Josephine Weigel Ontrop. On July 26, 1944, he married Luella Braun who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dennis (Sharon) of Fort Recovery and Howard (Martha) of Portland; three daughters, Carolyn (Dan) Kirkendall, Decatur, Ind., Margie (Herbert) May, Salamonia, Ind., and Mary Jo (Nick) Delzeith, St. Henry; nine grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
A son, Paul, is deceased.
He retired in 1984 from Mersman Brothers, Celina, and also was engaged in farming. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portland, a member of the Steelworkers Union and a 1940 graduate of Fort Recovery High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Marty Sandhage officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Ind. A scripture service will be held there at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.
Edward Pleiman Sr.
Edward J. Pleiman Sr., 98, 1921 Cassella-Montezuma Road, Maria Stein, died at 9 a.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born March 29, 1906, in Fort Loramie, to Joseph and Christine Zimmerman Pleiman. On Feb. 12, 1930, he married Margaret Schaeffer who died Dec. 29, 1976. On Sept. 4, 1981, he married Alice Mertz who died Aug. 23, 1996.
Surviving are four sons, James (Joan) and Edward Jr. (Linda), all of Maria Stein, Nicholas (Rosie) of Celina, and Jerome (Jan) of Dayton; seven daughters, Mary Dahlinghaus and Teresa (Bill) Winner, Maria Stein, Dolores (Bob) Van Leeuwen, Dayton, Helen Grogean and Ellen (John) Grillot, all of Versailles, Sister Grace Mariam S.F.P., New York City, and Johanna (Larry) Harlamert, Coldwater; and four stepchildren, Margie (Joe) Provech, Bill (Shirley) Mertz and twins Betty and Bob Mertz.
Other survivors include a sister, Lorene (Arthur) Kaser, Sidney; 50 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 20 step grandchildren, 22 stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Deceased are an infant daughter, Irene; two sons-in-law, Norbert Dahlinghaus and James Grogean; seven brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
He was a retired farmer, a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and the Men's Sodality, both of Cassella, and the Knights of Columbus, Minster. He formerly served on the Osgood School Board.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, the Rev. Ken Schroeder. Burial will follow at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Cassella.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.