Richard "Dick" Byer, 67, 3376 Willshire Eastern Road, Willshire, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Maples, Ind., to Elvin K. and Ruth Delight Aspy Byer. On June 30, 1957, he married Linda D. Fuhrman who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Sheryl (Mike) Harner, Mendon, Shelly (Matt) Schwartz, Decatur, Ind., Sheila Fuleki, Monroeville, Ind., Shelby (Joe) Strack and Shawnette (Chris) Metzer, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Norbert (Beverly) and Leon (Rita), all of Willshire; and 19 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Marvin; a sister, Jacqueline Rose Boroff; and a grandson.
A broker, realtor, auctioneer, notary and appraiser, he formerly owned Byer Auction Sales in Willshire and worked 13 years at Phelps Dodge in Fort Wayne. He conducted an annual benefit auction for Vintage Motor Bike Club.
A 1956 graduate of Pleasant Mills High School and Reppert Auction School in Decatur, Ind., he was a member of Willshire Sportsman Club and the Harness Horseman's Association. a founding member of Willshire Lions Club and a former member of Pleasant Mills Lions Club. He was affiliated with Willshire United Methodist Church.
Services are noon Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. William A. Simms officiating. Burial will be at Willshire Cemetery at a later date.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or Concordia Theological Seminary, Van Wert.
Edith L. Lime, 88, formerly of 920 Elm St., Celina, died at 4:05 a.m. April 7, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Mercer County, to David and Ida Sielschott Schaadt. On March 21, 1940, she married Roland Lime who died Dec. 2, 1998.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Opal Schaadt, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Henry, Victor and Glenn, and two sisters, Matilda and Minnie.
She retired from Huffy's after 11 years and worked 12 years at Reynolds & Reynolds. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the ELCA women's organization and the Harness Horsemans Association, all of Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
J. Newton VanDeMark
J. Newton "Whitey" VanDeMark, 84, 127 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 5:03 p.m. April 6, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
He was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Sidney, to Henry and Caroline Coon VanDeMark. On Oct. 7, 1950, he married Dolores Kunk who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John of New Albany, Ind.; three daughters, Carol (John) Turner, New Bremen, Connie (John) Thomas, Reynoldsburg, and Joyce Albers, Sidney; two sisters, Katharine Cartwright, Sidney, and Laura Marrs, Tipp City; a sister-in-law, Marie VanDeMark, Pensacola, Fla.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, Dan, and a sister, Wilma Spreen, are deceased.
He retired from Minster Machine Co. in 1985 and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and American Legion Post 241, both of New Bremen, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys, and the Minster Machine 25 Year Club. He also was a member and former trustee of the New Bremen Senior Citizens.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and from 9:30-10:10 a.m. Monday at the church, where the rosary will be recited.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society.