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Monday, June 20, 2005

John Barber

Former Mendon and Celina resident John R. "Bob" Barber, 61, of Mulberry, Fla., died June 19, 2005, at his home. Death was due to cancer.
   He was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Sidney, to John and Opal Barber. His mother survives in Celina. On June 18, 1966, he married Marjorie I. Ries who died March 1, 1997. On Oct. 13, 2004, he married Ida Mae Keene who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Ricci (Lori) of Lakeland, Fla., and Steve (Kristy) of Greenfield, Ind.; a daughter, Stephanie (Jeff) Rodgers, New Palestine, Ind.; two brothers, Dick and Don, both of Celina; two sisters, Genny Hoenie, San Antonio, Texas, and Marilyn Hoenie, Celina; and five grandchildren.
   He worked for International Harvester and Navistar before retiring in 1993. He served in the Air Force National Guard and was a member of the Model A and Model T Club, Indianapolis; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2295, Lakeland; and American Legion Post 72, Mulberry.
   A memorial service is planned later and there will be no public visitation.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Alvina Hausfeld

Alvina K. Hausfeld, 94, formerly of North Ohio Street, Minster, died at 11:25 a.m. June 19, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
   She was born March 30, 1911, in Maria Stein, to John and Rose Vehorn Thobe. On Oct. 12, 1932, she married Clem Hausfeld who died Oct. 9, 1985.
   Surviving are a son, Rolly (Diana) of Minster; a daughter, Shirley Decker, Vandalia; two sisters-in-law, Ida and Winkie Thobe, Fort Recovery; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and three step great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are six brothers, Joseph, Henry, Frank, Ray, Ivo and Jerry Thobe, and four sisters, Elizabeth Muhlenkamp, Victoria Klenke, Hilda Hein and Alfrieda Froning.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie. She also was a 70-year member of American Legion Auxiliary 387, also of Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Alvina Hemmelgarn

Alvina E. Hemmelgarn, 86, formerly of Cranberry Prairie, died June 17, 2005, at the Gels Home in Coldwater.
   She was born July 17, 1918, in Osgood, to John and Mary Luebke Stucke. On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Albert F. Hemmelgarn who died Nov. 27, 1982.
   Surviving are three sons, Charles (Karen) of Clayton, Lowell (Tina) of Toledo, and Nick (Mary Ann) of Coldwater; a daughter, Sue Ann (John) Hull, Anna; three sisters, Henrietta Dirksen and Rita (Serinus) Brockman, all of Coldwater, and Sally Heitkamp, Maria Stein; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Fred, Henry and Louis Stucke; four sisters, Elizabeth and Marie Rethman, Rose Albers and Anna Stucke; and a grandchild.
   She was a former homemaker and farmer.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie, the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Alberta Hoehne

Alberta L. "Gump" Hoehne, 74, 316 Midlane Ave., New Bremen, died at 5:25 p.m. June 17, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Lockington, to Edgar and Edna Roeth Gump. On May 8, 1965, she married Carl Hoehne who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Glen (Christine) of Ottawa; a daughter, Heidi (Scott) Coppock, Tipp City; and four grandchildren.
   A sister, Betty Lou Gump, is deceased.
   A homemaker and a registered records librarian, she formerly worked at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen, a 1949 graduate of Piqua Central High School and a graduate of the School for Medical Librarians in Louisville, Ky. She also attended Wittenburg University and the University of Colorado.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


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