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Monday, April 18, 2005

Bruce Baumgartner

Former Fort Recovery resident Bruce A. Baumgartner, 45, of Montpelier, Ind., died April 16, 2005, of injuries sustained in a Rock Island, Ill., industrial accident. (See story on page 3.)
   Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Euleta Bensman

Mercer County native Euleta M. Bensman, 82, 10700 Patterson-Halpin Road, Anna, died at 8:45 p.m. April 15, 2005, at her home.
   She was born May 29, 1922, in Mercer County, to Leo and Anna Lindhaus Bertke. On April 15, 1944, she married Werner R. Bensman who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Gerald (Emmy) of Minster, Denny (Jane) of Dayton, Gregory (Sue) of Cincinnati, and Daniel (Julie) of Fort Myers, Fla.; and four daughters, Kathleen (Howard) Holiday, Crystal Lake, Ill., Susan (Robert) Cleppe, Arlington, Wash., Deborah Colfer, Greenbank, Wash., and Brenda (Eric) Locker, Sidney.
   Other survivors include four brothers, Cyril Bertke, Celina, Wilbur (Annie) Bertke, St. Henry, Louis (Evelyn) Bertke, Cassella, and Ernest (Rita) Bertke, Centerville; a sister, Norma (Norb) Otting, Minster; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Three brothers and a sister are deceased.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Ann Rosary Altar Society, both of Fort Loramie, and the Farm Bureau Council. She served as adviser for Jolly Pats 4-H Club for 10 years, a parish council member at the former St. Patrick Catholic Church and a senior citizen worker at the Shelby County Annex information desk and at the Twice Around Shop at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Henry Albietz and Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice Care or the church building fund.

Donald Fisher

Donald E. Fisher, 84, 1002 N. Walnut St., Celina, died at 6:05 a.m. April 17, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born March 14, 1921, in Center Township, to C. Earl and Edith Marie Bowers Fisher. On Dec. 20, 1941, he married Margaret Meyer who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Terry (Linda) and Steve (Mary Ann), all of Celina; a daughter, Shirley (Dan) Williams, Rockford; a sister, Juanita Hoverman, Celina; six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   A sister, Thelma June Luth, is deceased.
   He retired in 1985 as maintenance supervisor at Reynolds & Reynolds and also worked at Bowen-Eichar Tractor Sales in Celina. A 1939 graduate of Neptune High School, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, where he held church and Sunday School offices.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Debra Dobmeier officiating. Burial will follow at Buck Cemetery near Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Myron Huelsman

Myron G. Huelsman, 90, 152 W. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 8 p.m. April 16, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born June 19, 1914, in Cassella, to Louis and Anna Schulte Huelsman. On Aug. 3, 1940, he married Martha C. Schwieterman who survives.
   Also surviving are five daughters, Pamela (Ronald) Eyink and Charlotte (John) Chumack, all of Dayton, Joyce (Thomas) Mosier and Brenda (Kent) Krogman, all of Rockford, and Mary Elizabeth (Nicholas) Moorman, Middletown; a son-in-law, Robert Woehrmyer, Dayton; three sisters, Benita O'Meara, Dana Point, Calif., Mary Anne (Robert) Oppenheim, Dayton, and Myrna (Thomas) Livingston, Union City, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Huelman, Colmar, Pa., Marilyn Huelsman and Marie Huelsman, both of St. Henry; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Carole Woehrmyer; three brothers, Arthur, Louis and Ralph; and two sisters, Irma Walkey and Rita Huelsman.
   He retired in 1974 from St. Henry High School where he had taught math and science for 35 years. He previously taught at St. Peter Elementary School and Cranberry Elementary School for a total of four years. He also was a church organist and choir director for 50 years, including 45 years at St. Henry Catholic Church, and served several terms as trustee of the Mercer County Council on Aging and 14 years as treasurer of the Mercer County Retired Teachers.
   He was a member of the church and the Knights of Columbus, both of St. Henry, the local Retired Teachers organization and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
   A graduate of Coldwater High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree at St. Joseph's College and did graduate work at Ohio State and Indiana universities.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Larry McCreary

Larry C. McCreary, 62, 3648 Edgewater Drive, St. Marys, died April 15, 2005, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dayton, following an extended illness.
   He was born June 3, 1942, in Clay County, Ky., to Walter and Florence Howard McCreary. His wife, the former Kathy Hollon, survives.
   Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ermon and Cindy Huston, Mendon; two brothers-in-law, Ermon Huston Jr., Celina, and Ronald (Darlene) Huston, Coldwater; and three sisters-in-law, Viola Huston, Beverly (Willis) Gilleo and Teresa (Damon) Randolph, all of Celina.
   He owned a construction company specializing in the installation of awning enclosures. A 1961 graduate of Stebbins High School, Dayton, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 323, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Greenville Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Margaret Staugler

Margaret Staugler, 65, of Coldwater, died today, April 18, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper.


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