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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mirdeth Dailey

Mirdeth La Moil Lee Dailey, 84, of Willshire, died at 7 a.m. May 10, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Mercer County, to Amos O. and Barbara E. Weaver Dailey. On Nov. 17, 1944, he married Charlene Hamrick who survives.
   Other survivors are two sons, Carl W. (Marna), and Larry D. (Kim), all of Decatur; two brothers, Eugene of Wapakoneta, and Thomas G. of Van Wert; three sisters, Lela Waggoner, Celina, Lula Springer, Naples, Fla., and Donna G. (John) Baxter, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Jan Edwin; three brothers, Frank, Ralph and Charles; and four sisters, Mary Tindall, Bonnie Dillus, and Lucille and Wilma Dailey.
   He retired from Dolco Packaging and formerly worked at Central Soya, both of Decatur, and at CTS in Berne, Ind. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of United Brethren in Christ Church, Willshire.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial is at Willshire Cemetery with military services conducted by the American Legion (Homer Pierson) post, Willshire.
   Calling is 4-9 p.m. Friday at Zwick and John Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Leander Knapke

Leander A. Knapke, 91, 2649 St. John Road, Maria Stein, died at 6:45 a.m. May 10, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born March 2, 1914, in Maria Stein, to Joseph and Catherine Bruns Knapke. On Aug. 21, 1943, he married Elenora J. Hartings who died Dec. 1, 2000.
   Surviving are three sons, Gerald, Tom and Ivo (Pam), all of Maria Stein; four daughters, Rosemary (Anthony) Fullenkamp, Fort Loramie; Rita (Bob) Niekamp, New Bremen, Ann (David) Long, Findlay, and Emily (Charlie) Flanagan, Delphos; a daughter inlaw, Mary Knapke, Maria Stein; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Louis; three brothers; three sisters; and a son-in-law, Michael Koesters.
   He retired as a plumber for Gagel Hardware, Maria Stein, and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Clyde Miller

Clyde J. "Shorty" Miller, 77, 415 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 8:45 a.m. May 7, 2005, at his home.
   He was born July 28, 1927, in Fort Recovery, to Clyde A. and Matilda Resh Miller. On March 1, 1948, he married Wanda M. Hunsaker who survives.
   Other survivors are two sons, Clyde A. (Jane) of Minster, and Edward of New Bremen; three daughters, Laura (Jack) Slife, St. Marys, Janice (Jon) Kitzmiller, New Bremen, and Margaret (Chris) Finkenbine, New Hampshire; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister, LauraBelle; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
   He retired from Midmark Corp., Versailles, after 25 years, worked for the village of Minster and was a former member of the Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department. He attended Memorial High School, St. Marys, and was a member of Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion post 241, New Bremen.
   Memorial services are 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating. His body was cremated and interred in Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad or the church building fund.
   Funeral arrangements were handled by Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.


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