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Monday, July 25, 2005

Lewis Blosser

Lewis C. Blosser, 77, 1705 E. Market St., Celina, died July 22, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Edgerton, to Park and Nina Campbell Blosser. On Sept. 9, 1950, he married Mabel Goins who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Lewis R. (Connie) of St. Marys and Randy (Deb) of Greenville; two daughters, Gloria Blosser and Janice Fields, both of Celina; three sisters, Pauline Merilot, Bryan, Evelyn Flocker, Defiance, and Dorothy (Don) Woodring, Lyons; a sister-in-law, Lucille Blosser, Defiance; four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Two brothers, Hershel and Russell, are deceased.
   He retired as maintenance supervisor at Mersman Brothers Furniture Co., Celina, served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Celina.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens near Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joseph Cattarin

Joseph E. Cattarin, 96, 1106 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died at 9 a.m. July 22, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   He was born July 28, 1906, in Lovadina, Italy, to Louis F. and Regina Caporin Cattarin. On June 23, 1934, he married Sarabel A. Baugh who died June 5, 1987.
   Surviving are three sons, Kenneth of St. Marys, Thomas (Sandra) of Woodlands, Texas, and James (Dian) of North Lawrence; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Nick, and two sisters, Mary Davia and Laura Negro.
   He joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron in 1934 and transferred to the St. Marys plant in 1945, where he retired as pliofilm department general foreman in July 1971. He previously taught school one year at Alliance High School after graduating from Mount Union College.
   He organized and directed the Goodyear Men's Choir for many years and was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, where he directed the chancel choir for 24 years and served as president of the Homemaker's Sunday School Class. He also was charter member, past president and song leader for the St. Marys Kiwanis Club, a member and past president of the St. Marys Choral Society, the Chamber of Commerce, Community Improvement Corp., Auglaize County Historical Society, Friends of the Library Association, Senior Citizens, Auglaize County Council on Aging, Hawthorne Chapter 119 Order of Eastern Star, Royal Arch Masons Chapter 52, Council 81 R & SM, all of St. Marys, Scottish Rite Valley and Antioch Temple Shrine, all of Dayton, Sidney Commandry 46, Aug-Mer Shrine Club and Auglaize County 32 Club.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Mary Kay Brown officiating.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Long Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.

Robert Kittle

Robert Franklin Kittle, 78, 503 Lisle St., Celina, died at 10:22 a.m. July 22, 2005, at Dayton Heart Hospital.
   He was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Celina, to Edward and Elizabeth Cole Kittle. On May 17, 1947, he married Evelyn C. Westerbeck who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Ron of Rainsville, Ala., and Michael (Janet) of Cridersville; three daughters, Cheryl (Bill) Black and Sandra K., all of Celina, and Cynthia (Harold) Nash, Crossville, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Orville and Paul, and a sister, Patricia Harner.
   He formerly served as a deputy with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and past commander and member of American Legion Post 210, all of Celina. He had served with the U.S. Army in World War II.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Peter Nagel

Peter Theodore Nagel, 4, 876 Heitkamp Road, Minster, died at 12:15 p.m. July 22, 2005, at Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born Sept. 12, 2000, in Dayton, to Theodore and Jill Heitkamp Nagel who survive.
   Also surviving are a sister, Chloe, at home; the grandparents, William and Janice Nagel, Maria Stein, and Thomas and Martha Heitkamp, Montezuma; and the godparents, Chris Kuck and Jackie Winner.
   He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, and attended preschool in New Bremen.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder 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, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Glycogen Storage Foundation or the hospital.


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