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Saturday, July 2, 2005

Erma Broering

Erma Broering, 79, 110 Connie Lane, North Star, died at 11:30 p.m. June 30, 2005, at Hospice of Dayton.
   She was born Nov. 10, 1925, to Stephen and Rose Braun Jutte. On June 9, 1945, she married Roman Broering who died Jan. 10, 2000.
   Surviving are three sons, Gary (Elaine) of St. Henry, Charlie (Alice) of Versailles, and Ronnie (Pam) of North Star; three daughters, Janice (Ron) Tobe, Englewood, Deb (Ken) Poeppelman, Fort Loramie, and Donna (Gerald) Thomas, Princeton, W. Va.; a brother, Herb (Yolanda) Jutte, Garden Grove, Calif.; two sisters, AnnRita Broering, Minster, and Agnes Lamm, Coldwater; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Joyce; four brothers, Harold, Earl, Richard and Bernard Jutte; a sister, Catherine Wickelman; and two grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Sodality and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of North Star.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, and 9 -10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Jerry Heiby

Jerry Heiby, 69, 3555 St. Anthony Road, Celina, died at 11:30 p.m. June 30, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to leukemia.
   He was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Fort Recovery, to George and Bessie M. Brigner Heiby. On July 29, 1967, he married Kay Weitz who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tim (Marie) of Coldwater and Jeff (Amy) of Celina; a daughter, Lori of Van Wert; a brother, Galeon (Marilyn) of Celina; two sisters, Jean of Celina and Patty Boroff, Coldwater; his mother-in-law, Alice Weitz, Celina; and three grandsons.
   Deceased are three infant siblings and his father-in-law, Charles Weitz.
   A longtime farmer, he retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 42 years. The longtime Mercer County Fair Board president and member graduated in 1954 from Celina High School. His other memberships include Celina Church of the Nazarene and the Mercer County Park Board.
   Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the church, Dr. Larry Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
   Calling is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the church.

John Holtzapple

John H. Holtzapple, 86, 00501 U.S. 33 West, St. Marys, died at 3:23 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 7, 1919, near Buckland, to Abraham and Emma Jane Flarida Holtzapple. On Nov. 16, 1941, he married Lillian M. Nuesmeyer who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, John T. (Mary) of St. Marys; two daughters, Mary (David) Dunlap, New Bremen, and Jane (Tom) Klosterman, Tipp City; a sister, Frances Linn, Ottoville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Two brothers, Frank and Carl, and a sister, Ethel Edinger, are deceased.
   A retired general contractor and owner of Holtzapple Construction Co. in St. Marys, he had also worked as a supervisor at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, and a farmer. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where he had served as deacon, trustee and Sunday School superintendent, Mercer Lodge Free & Accepted Masons 121 and American Legion Post 323, all of St. Marys. A graduate of Buckland High School and Fort Wayne Business College, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Max Andrew officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.


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