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Friday, May 13, 2005

Rosalie Fullerton

Rosalie Marie Fullerton, 60, 246 S. Main St., Minster, died at 4:45 p.m. May 11, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Dayton, to Ralph and Lillian Merkle Heiser. On Nov. 14, 1964, she married Thomas E. Fullerton, who died Nov. 7, 2004.
   Survivors are a son, John of Sidney; five daughters, Susan Idle, Theresa and Yolanda, all of Piqua, Cheryl (George) Yates, Fort Loramie, and Amy of Minster; a brother, Raymond (Mary) Heiser, Minster; a sister, Geraldine (Carl) Koverman, New Bremen; and 10 grandchildren.
   A daughter, Martha, is deceased.
   She was a janitor with Master Maintenance Janitorial Services, Minster and a member of the St. Marys branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
   Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church, William Davis officiating.
   Calling is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Vilas Hettinger

Vilas E. Johnson Hettinger, 86, of Largo, Fla., and formerly of Celina, died May 10, 2005, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.
   She was born May 16, 1918, in Cincinnati, to Jefferson and Amanda Goebel Johnson. On Feb. 17, 1939, she married Joseph F. Hettinger, who died April 13, 1992.
   Surviving is a daughter, Carol Fischer, Largo; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Russell B.
   While living in Celina, she was an active member of Celina Presbyterian Church.
   A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m. June 4 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. There will be no calling hours.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Presbyterian Church.

Richard Kreider

Richard D. Kreider, 67, 560 Union City Road, Fort Recovery, died May 12, 2005, in Butler County, due to a sudden illness.
   He was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Portland, Ind., to Ralph and Elizabeth "Libby" Teeters Kreider. His mother survives in Fort Recovery. On July 3, 1985, he married Helen Myers, who survives.
   Other survivors are two stepsons, Harold (Amanda) Stocker, Fort Recovery, Danny (Lonnettie) Stocker, Portland, Ind.; two daughters, Kim (Michael) Strohl, Fort Recovery, Lori (Roger) Adkins, Rockridge; a brother, John of Union City, Ind.; two sisters, Margaret Bland, Portland, Ind., Martha (Jerry) Kaehr, Ossian, Ind.; four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Todd and Richard, and a stepson, Jeffrey Stocker.
   He formerly owned and operated the former Kreider's Marathon Station, Fort Recovery, and was a self-employed truck driver. He was a 1956 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6515, Fort Recovery.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Robert Dungan officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 3-9 p.m. Monday and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Richard Kreider Memorial Fund in the care of the Fort Recovery Community Foundation.

Victor Metzger

Victor A. Metzger, 84, 224 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died at 2:45 a.m. May 12, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater following an extended illness.
   He was born April 21, 1921, in Fort Recovery, to Joseph and Theodora Lamier. On Nov. 7, 1942, he married Rosemary Obringer, who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Bob (Linda) of Fort Recovery; four daughters, Elaine (Bob) Phillips, Centerville, Dolores (Jim) Gaerke, Russia, Marlene (Ed) Wehrkamp and Carol Braun, all of Fort Recovery; a brother, Norbert Metzger, Fort Recovery; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Jim, and a half brother, Leonard Hibby.
   He was a retired farmer and a self-employed contractor and electrician. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3324, where he was a Past Grand Knight and was also a past president of its building board, in Fort Recovery. He was a member of the Ambassador Club and the Progressive Sportsman Club, all in Fort Recovery. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Sharpsburg, where he was a member of the choir.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery in Sharpsburg.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A Knights of Columbus prayer service will be at 7:45 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by a wake service.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.


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