Robert E. Bader, 82, 961 state Route 707, Rockford, died at 12:15 p.m. April 18, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Mercer County, to Edward and Florence Martz Bader. On Feb. 28, 1953, he married Dorothy Bollenbacher who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Art of Rockford, and Jim (Lori) of Celina; a brother, William (Edith) of Rockford; a sister, Carol Sue (Orville) Eischen, Celina; a sister-in-law, Mary Harriet Bader, Celina; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Larry Bader, and two sisters, Wanda Deitsch and Mary Bader.
He retired from Total Electric, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a former member of the U.S. Trotting Association. He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church and the church council, both of Liberty Township, and the Mercer County Horseman's Association.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Randy Swanson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church roof fund.
Former Fort Recovery resident Bruce A. Baumgartner, 45, 5493 Cummins Road, Montpelier, Ind., died at 3:40 p.m. April 16, 2005, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, Ill., due to injuries sustained in an industrial accident.
He was born Nov. 11, 1959, in Coldwater, to Emil J. Baumgartner and Nilah Stoner Baumgartner Helton. A stepmother, Julie Baumgartner of Coldwater, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dustin of Montpelier; two daughters, Racheal (Travis) Clark and Dakota, all of Montpelier; a sister, Sue Cruz, Fort Recovery; and a grandchild.
Deceased are a stepfather, Ron Helton; a brother, Monte; and a sister, Rebecca.
He was a millwright supervisor with Equipment Resale Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Cremation will follow.
Calling is 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Bruce A. Baumgartner Memorial Fund.
Robert B. "Dan" Coppage, 81, of West Hartford, Conn., died April 9, 2005, at his home.
Surviving with his wife, former Mercer County resident Mary Ann Hawk, are three sons, Timothy, Jeffrey and Steven; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Brouse; a brother-in-law, Robert (Judy) Hawk, Celina; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hawk and Martha (Robert) Hecht, both of Celina; and six grandchildren.
He was a graduate of Miami University and Cleveland Marshall Law School. He had served as counsel of the law division at Aetna Life & Casualty Co. in Hartford before retiring in 1986.
Services were held in Connecticut.
Contributions can be made to St. James Episcopal Endowment Fund in West Hartford.
Helen E. Eyink, 93, 432 E. Washington St., St. Henry, died at 8:20 p.m. April 18, 2005, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born Feb. 20, 1912, in St. Henry, to Charles and Anna Schmackers Geier. On Feb. 19, 1938, she married Carl Laux who died April 14, 1939. On May 30, 1942, she married Leander Eyink who died May 3, 1997.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas (Jane), St. Henry, Robert (Linda) and Daniel (Donna), all of Coldwater, and James (Lilia) of Portland, Ind.; two brothers, Herman Geier, Coldwater, and Paul Geier, Dayton; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are seven brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Urban, Norbert, Louis, Luke and Raymond Geier, and two sisters, Frances Koesters and Hilda Adams.
She was a homemaker, a former St. Henry schools cafeteria aide and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Sodality and Daughters of Isabella, all of St. Henry.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
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. today at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Margaret A. Staugler, 65, 111 E. College St., Coldwater, died at 7:10 a.m. April 18, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born June 5, 1939, in Coldwater, to Henry and Frances Entrup Billerman. On Jan. 14, 1956, she married Clarence Staugler who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Joan (Bill) Steinbrunner and June (Rich) Branch, all of Coldwater; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Jean A. VanTrees, 79, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 3:10 a.m. today, April 19, 2005, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Helen Wilges, of Celina, died April 18, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Former Mercer County resident Virgil Lawrence Will, 68, of Stockton, Calif., died April 14, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 3, 1936, near St. Sebastian, to Alfred and Luetta Will.
Surviving with his wife, Melinda, whom he married Dec. 11, 1971, are three sons, Stephen (Nicole), Loren and Thomas; a daughter, Julie (James) Nakayama; and a grandson.
He retired after 22 years from Stockton East Water District, where he first served as finance and adminstrative officer and then assistant manager. He previously was director of business services for Stanford Homes in Sacramento, Calif., and he and his wife had operated group homes for delinquent teenagers. A member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Stockton, he was involved in prison, music and healing ministry as well as school tutoring.
A graduate of St. John High School in Maria Stein and the University of Dayton, he was comissioned into the U.S. Army. He later joined the Precious Blood community and was ordained at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena. He served in the ministries in California before changing to social work and earning a master's degree from Sacramento State University.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. today at the church with burial to follow at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.
DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, Stockton, had charge of arrangements.