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Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Charles Buschor

Former Coldwater resident Charles L. Buschor, 55, of Eustis, Fla., died April 2, 2005, in Eustis. Death was due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
   He was born in Coldwater, to Joe and Rose Schieltz Buschor. His mother survives in Coldwater.
   Also surviving are two sons, Joe and Mike, both of Eustis; and a brother, John of Huber Heights.
   The body was cremated and burial will take place later at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of local arrangements.

Murry Chalk

Murry E. Chalk, 75, 18366 state Route 29, New Knoxville, died at 3:59 a.m. April 4, 2005, at his home.
   He was born March 18, 1930, in Redkey, Ind., to Homer and Sadie Morrical Chalk. On April 14,1951, he married Rose Svajlenka who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Stan (Kathy) of New Knoxville and Kevin (Lisa) of Minster; five daughters, Deb (Bob) Kruse, Anne (Tim) Hegemier and Carol (Preston) Meyer, all of New Knoxville, RoseMary (Brad) Wietholter, Bluffton, and Lisa (Tom) McCloskey, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; and 22 grandchildren.
   A brother, Chester, is deceased.
   He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, worked at Arrowhead Park Golf Course, Minster, and bred, raised and raced harness standard breed horses. He attended Ball State University and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. A member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen, and American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville, he was past commander of the Indiana State AmVets and fourth district commander of the National AmVets.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Margaret Geringer

Margaret P. Koch Geringer, 87, of Celina, died at 2:45 a.m. April 4, 2005, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Mercer County, to John and Elizabeth Fisher Koch. On Nov. 11, 1942, she married Arthur J. Geringer who died Oct. 26, 1972.
   Surviving are a sister, Marea Snyder, San Jose, Calif.; and 13 nieces and nephews.
   Three brothers, Glen, Arlie and Morris Koch, and a sister, Hilda Eichenauer, are deceased.
   A former teacher of emotionally disabled students in the Toledo Public Schools, she was a member St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Rockford, Mercer County Retired Teachers and the Ohio Retired Teachers. A graduate of Rockford High School, she earned a bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree from the University of Toledo.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor John Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Owen Roettger

Former Celina resident Owen Roettger, 92, of White Lake, Mich., died April 3, 2005, in Michigan.
   Arrangements are pending at Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford, Mich.
   W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of local arrangements.

Dorothy Schafer

Dorothy B. "Dottie" Schafer, 82, 169 S. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 4:50 p.m. April 3, 2005, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
   She was born June 28, 1922, in Glynwood, to Bernard and Cecilia Koenig Reineke. On Oct. 18, 1947, she married Bernard H. Schafer who died Feb. 25, 1994.
   Surviving are three daughters, Connie of Minster, Patricia (Tim) Heyne, Salinas. Calif., and Debra (Mark) Barhorst, St. Marys; a sister, Rosemary (Ralph) Eisert, Wapakoneta; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Four brothers and four sisters are deceased.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, both of Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Scott Kramer and Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Heritage Manor Activity Fund.


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