Walter J. Hemmelgarn, 68, 2600 Ohio Indiana State Line Road, Fort Recovery, died June 27, 2005, at Dayton Heart Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Burkettsville, to Walter Sr. and Alberta Meyer Hemmelgarn. On Oct. 31, 1964, he married Kathleen Kaiser who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Mitch (Gina) of Fort Recovery; a daughter, Michelle Grosser, Cold Spring, Ky.; a brother, Roman (Marceil) of Burkettsville; a sister, Marjorie (Gene) Wehrman, Yorkshire; and five grandchildren.
He retired from New Idea, Coldwater, after 45 years and was a farmer. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515 and the Ambassador Club, all of Fort Recovery, Coldwater American Legion Post and the Wendelin Sports Club.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held there at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions can be made to the Walter Hemmelgarn Memorial Scholarship in care of the Fort Recovery Community Foundation.
Shelby Lynn Osterholt, 13, 4865 East 400 South, Portland, Ind., died June 27, 2005, at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis. Death was due to congenital heart problems.
She was born June 13, 1992, in Portland, to Brad and Gloria Heyne Osterholt.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Adam, Travis and Jonathan, and a sister, Beverly, all at home; grandparents, Tom and Emily Osterholt, Portland, Ralph Heyne, Celina, and Marilyn Heyne, Coldwater; and the great-grandmother, Alvina Heyne, Celina.
She had completed fifth grade at East Elementary School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, both of Portland.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Marty Sandhage officiating. Burial will follow at Salamonia Cemetery.
Calling is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland. An 8:30 p.m. Scripture service is planned.
Contributions can be made to the hospital.
Lilas L. Poppe, 94, 226 N. Washington St., New Bremen, died at 10 p.m. June 26, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born May 10, 1911, near New Bremen, to William and Alvina Marie Fenneman Heitkamp. On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Leroy Poppe who died May 26, 1977.
Surviving are a daughter, Rosemarie Goodwin, Wapakoneta; a sister, Inez Fox, St. Marys; a grandson and a nephew.
She retired from the Auglaize County Auditor's Office in 1978 and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, the church quilters and the senior citizens, all of New Bremen.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is after noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund or New Bremen Emergency Squad.
Ralph L. Shindeldecker, 86, 218 W. Walnut St., Rockford, died June 26, 2005, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born June 28, 1918, in Rockford, to Roscoe and Hazel Tigner Shindeldecker. On March 4, 1939, he married Jean Wehner who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ralph E. and James (Sue), all of Celina; three daughters, Patricia (Jack) Frysinger, Celina, Linda (Doug) Huffman and Francille (Roger) Sapp, all of Rockford; a brother, Frank of Ohio City; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A brother, Richard, is deceased.
He was a heavy equipment operator, a graduate of Rockford High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and the Disabled American Veterans, Celina, Rockford American Legion Post 508 and the Loyal Order of Moose, Zephyrhills, Fla.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, the Rev. Michael Berne officiating. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military rites.
Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Dr. Geraad Foundation in Celina.