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Monday, May 9, 2005

Harold Boise

Harold L. Boise, 64, 181 McFeeley-Petry Road, Union City, died at 10:33 p.m. May 6, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   He was born April 9, 1941, in Coldwater, to Vernon L. and Marilda Schmitt Boise. On April 4, 1964, he married Joan M. Reichert who survives.
   Also surviving is a brother, Richard (Penny) of Frontier, Mich.
   He retired from Union City Body Co. after 30 years and was a member of United Auto Workers Union 494 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie, both of Union City, Ind., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Fort Recovery.
   Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating.
   Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Paul Clune

Paul L. Clune, 66, 515 E. Plum St., Coldwater, died at 1:45 a.m. May 8, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born Sept. 5, 1938, in New Weston, to Alex A. and Eleanor Neargarder Clune. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married Jane A. Moorman who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Daniel (Tammy) of Celina and Dale (Nancy) of Coldwater; two daughters, Paula (Bob) Fleming, Willshire, and Patti (Russ) Puthoff, Chickasaw; a brother, Lewis (Vivian) of St. Henry; two sisters, Rosemary (Vic) Moeder, St. Henry, and Donna (Donald) Bowerman, Minster; 13 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Other survivors include 10 brothers-in-law, Jim (Elaine) Moorman, Chickasaw; Sam (Lilly) Moorman and Chris (Aggie) Moorman, all of St. Henry, Bob Moorman, Terry (Carol) Moorman and Pat (Lessa) Moorman, all of Celina, Randy Moorman, North Webster, Ind., Ted (Marti) Moorman, Fairfield, Tim (Susan) Moorman, Coldwater, and Dave (Joan) Moorman, Maria Stein; and six sisters-in-law, Donna (Don) Siefring and Sandy (Gene) Smart, all of Celina, Dots (Ken) Tobin, Coldwater, Cathy (Rick) Homan, Bryant, Ind., Tina (Steve) LaMott, Hamilton, and Nita (Dave) Scudder, Independence, Ky.
   Deceased are a sister, Anna Mae and a grandchild.
   He retired from Pax Machine, Celina, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3025 and Knights of Columbus Council 1991, all of Coldwater. He also was a former member of the Coldwater Jaycees.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Dorothy High

Dorothy High, 81, 6091 Ross Road, Rockford, died at 9:20 a.m. May 8, 2005, at VanCrest Care Center, Van Wert.
   She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Mercer County, to Harvey and Laura Shelley Simmons. On June 14, 1941, she married John Marlow High who died Sept., 15, 1983.
   Surviving are two sons, John (Nita) of Swannanao, N.C., and David (Lisa) of Rockford; a daughter, Sandra (Dick) Hickernell, New Albany; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Freddy Joe; three brothers, Fred, Ralph and Jack Simmons; and two sisters, Kathleen Coit and Mabel Essig.
   She was a member of Ohio City United Methodist Church and the Ohio City American Legion Auxiliary.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Domingo Lopez Jr.

Domingo "D.J." Lopez Jr., 57, of Decatur, Ind., died at 7:25 p.m. May 6, 2005, at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
   He was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Decatur, to Domingo Sr. and Rosa Aguilar Lopez. On Oct. 1, 1966, he married Dolores A. Mendez who survives.
   Other survivors include a son, two daughters, two brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.
   A self-employed carpenter, building contractor and businessman, he was the semi-retired former owner and founder of DJ's Pools, a Decatur business that served customers throughout Mercer County. A member of Faith Alive Ministries in Decatur, he was in the president's cabinet of Jerry Savelle Ministries, Crowley, Texas.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Beginnings Faith Center, Decatur, with burial to be at Decatur Cemetery.
   Calling is 6-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Dolores A. Lopez Mission Trip to Tanzania, Africa.

Marie Rethman

Marie A. Rethman, 95, formerly of Althoff Road, Versailles, died at 2:15 a.m. May 7, 2005, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
   She was born July 15, 1905, in Osgood, to John and Mary Luebke Stucke. On Oct. 15, 1909, she married Bernard A. Rethman who died Sept. 10, 1992.
   Surviving are a son, Ed of Sidney; two daughters, Dorothy (Kenneth) Barhorst and Joan (Richard) Hilgefort, all of Fort Loramie; four sisters, Henrietta Dirksen, Alvina Hemmelgarn and Rita (Serenus) Brockman, all of Coldwater, and Sally Heitkamp, Maria Stein; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Rethman; three brothers and two sisters.
   She was a homemaker, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, a former member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and St. Barbara Ladies Sodality, both of Osgood, and a charter member of Walkup Country Club, Fort Loramie.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fort Loramie church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Dorothy Love Retirement Community.


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