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Helen Froning
Lyle Hamilton
Jonas Kahlig
Karen Moore
Gregory Parker
David Seitz
Judith Slaven
Robert Bader
Donald Fisher
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Friday, April 22, 2005

Leota Bollenbacher

Leota Lorena Bollenbacher, 92, 3601 state Route 703, Lot 84, died at 11:45 p.m. April 19, 2005, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born June 7, 1912, in Liberty Township, to Elmer C. and Lydia Emerick Baker. On Nov. 29, 1930, she married Homer J. Bollenbacher who died Oct. 16, 1972.
   Surviving are two sons, Duane (Deb) of Bluffton, and Leland (Sandie) of Hattieville, Ark.; a daughter, Doris J. of Celina; a sister-in-law, Anita Baker, Hudson, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Arthur and Hurless Baker; and two step-brothers, Gah Keim and Stewart Keim Jr.
   She was retired from Goodyear in St. Marys after 21 years and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford, and the Mercer County Council on Aging Center.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. today at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Helen Froning

Helen A. Froning, formerly of 08001 New Bremen-New Knoxville Road, New Bremen, died at 9:53 p.m. April 21, 2005, at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
   Arrangements are pending at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.

Lyle Hamilton

Lyle Hamilton, 88, of Celina, died April 21, 2005, at The Gardens at Celina.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons, Celina.

Jonas Kahlig

Jonas S. Kahlig, 15, 5800 Township Line Road, Coldwater, was pronounced dead April 20, 2005, after being found in Grand Lake in Celina. Death was due to drowning.
   He was born Sept. 2, 1989, in Van Wert, to Steven G. and Diana Kuhn Kahlig, who survive.
   Also surviving are two sisters, Missy (Jared) Norris, Celina, and Julie of Coldwater; and grandparents Kenneth and Frieda Kuhn, Rockford and Dorothy M. of Coldwater.
   He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Rockford and the Celina High School track team.
   The funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.

Karen Moore

Karen S. Moore, 54, of rural Winchester, Ind., died April 18, 2005, in Indianapolis, Ind. Death was due to a farming accident.
   She was born July 11, 1950, in Van Wert County, to Jacob C. and Beatrice McCoy Putman. Her mother survives.
   She married Lonnie Moore, who survives.
   Also surviving is one son, Gary Caywood, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Lisa McConn, Van Wert; a step-son, Scott of Winchester; three brothers, Dennis (Sharon) Putman, Findlay, Charles (Mary Lou) Putman, Columbus, David (Rita) Putman, Rockford; two sisters, Sheryl Smith, Elkhart, Ind., and Brenda (Alan) Case, Willshire, and four grandchildren.
   She was a graduate of Parkway High School and had worked for many years at Union City Body Company and Workhorse in Union City, Ind. She was a member of Lynn First Church of Christ, Lynn, Ind.
   Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Paul Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas Funeral Home, Lynn, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Gregory Parker

Gregory Lee Parker, 15, 712 College St., Celina, was pronounced dead April 20, 2005, after being found in Grand Lake in Celina. Death was due to drowning.
   He was born Dec. 6, 1989, in Monroe County, Fla., to Gary Gregory and Jo Huffman Parker. Gary Gregory Parker and his wife, Kathy Parker, survive in Celina. Jo Huffman Parker survives in Chickasaw.
   Also surviving are two sisters, Alexandra and Beth, Celina; a stepbrother, Andrew Kennison, Celina; a stepsister, Kaitlin Kennison, Celina; grandparents, JC and Mairiam Parker, Cullman, Ala., and Ronald and Vera Huffman, Deluth, Minn.; and stepgrandparents, Jack and Dottie Schmitt, Celina.
   He was a member of the Celina football, basketball, track and baseball teams.
   Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
   Contributions can be made to Grace Missionary Church and will be given to volunteer groups involved with the search and rescue efforts.

David Seitz

David Seitz, 66, of Coldwater, died April 21, 2005, at his home.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. A full obituary will appear Saturday.

Judith Slaven

Judith Ann Slaven, 56, 1501 Meadowview Drive, Celina, died at 2 p.m. April 20, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
   She was born April 1, 1949, in Celina, to Ralph and Alfrieda Eversman Reichert. Her mother survives in Cassella.
   On Sept. 14, 2000, she married Martin Slaven, who survives.
   Also surviving is a daughter, Lisa (Glenn) Laba, St. Marys; four stepsons, Martin of Celina, Robert Johnson, Willie Johnson Jr. and Franklin Johnson, all of Sidney; three stepdaughters, Linda Mowery, Celina, Alisha of Lima, and Glenda White, Sidney; five brothers, Ralph (Michelle) Reichert, Waynesfield, Larry (Lynne) Reichert, Maria Stein, Ed Reichert, Yorkshire, Dan (Sandy) Reichert, Celina, and Ron (Julie) Reichert, Osgood; five sisters, Evelyn Grillot and Kathy (Bill) Howard, all of St. Marys, Donna (Cy) Brunswick and Irene (Ralph) Roesnner, all of Fort Recovery, and Karen (Ed) Rauh, New Weston; three brothers-in-law, Herbert Jr. of Botkins, Larry Hicks, Celina, and James of Lima; five sisters-in-law, Debra Williams, Vickie Burkhart, Stacy Spurlock, Vina Woods and Betsy, all of St. Marys; three grandchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren.
   Deceased is a former husband, Willie Johnson, and a brother, Ernest Reichert.
   She was 1968 graduate of Marion Local High School and was a homemaker. She previously had worked at Huffy Corporation in Celina and Norcold in Sidney.
   Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Gregory Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert Bader

Services for Robert Bader were held April 21, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Liberty Township, Rockford, the Rev. Randy Swanson officiated. Organist was James Maurer. Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Celina American Legion held military rites.
   Pallbearers to the church cemetery were Paul Bollenbacher, Randy Thomas, Gary Katterheinrich, Doug and Greg Bader and Mike Schumm. Honorary pallbearers were Mel Klopfleisch, Monte McGillvary and Brady Bader.
   Cisco Funeral Home, Celina handled arrangements.

Donald Fisher

Services for Donald Fisher were held April 20, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hopewell Township, Celina, the Rev. Debra Dobmeier officiated. Organist was Carol Zimmerman.
   Pallbearers to Buck Cemetery were Scott Tribolet, Jeff Henderson, Michael Kaup, Carl Thomas, and Ned and Kevin Meyer. Cal Carr was honorary pallbearer.
   Cisco Funeral Home handled arrangements.


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