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Saturday, August 6, 2005

Bonnie Kolter

Rockford native Bonnie Roebuck Kolter, 81, of Dayton, Nev., died Aug. 5, 2005, in Nevada.
   She was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Blackcreek Township, to W. Curtis and Marguerite Heffner Roebuck. Her husband, Lewis Kolter is deceased.
   Surviving is a son, Mike of Decatur, Ga.; a brother, George Roebuck, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Mary Read, Broken Arrow; and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Roebuck, Celina, and Nancy Roebuck, Dayton, Nev.
   Deceased is a son, Mark; four brothers, Jim, Billy, Paul and Tommy; and a sister, Iris Putman.
   She graduated from the former Rockford High School.
   A memorial service will be held in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The body will be cremated.

Orville Stammen

Orville "Pete" Stammen, 77, 412 Kremer-Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 5, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Dec. 2, 1927, in New Weston, to John and Odelia Mader Stammen. On Feb. 19, 1949, he married Lou Ann Wourms who survives.
   Other survivors are six sons, David, Chuck, Mark (Chris) and Bob (Amy), all of St. Henry, Bill (Janie) of Celina, and Tom (Jo Ellen) of Camden, Maine; three daughters, Shirley (Eric) Luttmer, Wilmington, N.C., Pat (Frank) Puthoff, St. Henry, and Carolyn (Nick) Dammeyer, Celina; 26 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Also surviving are three brothers, Don (Ginny) of Dayton, Ralph (Charlyn) of Coldwater, and Paul (Shirley) of Sun City, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Marvin Link, Vandalia; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Stammen of Florida.
   Deceased is a brother, Dan, and a sister, Mildred Link.
   He founded and was president of Stammen Insurance Agency of St. Henry and Celina. He played professional baseball from 1948 to 1952 in the Brooklyn Dodger organization, established the St. Henry Little League organization and coached summer Acme Baseball for more than 20 years. He was president of the Motorists Agents Trailblazers Club and associate general agent for Columbus Life Insurance Company and was a former member of the West Ohio Life Underwriters Association and President's Club. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. He also was a member of the Mercer County Elks, Celina, the American Legion and Commercial Club, and was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 2640, all of St. Henry.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at St. Henry Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10:15 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Vicki Wenning

Former Coldwater resident Vicki Maren Wenning, 58, 4872 Four Winds Drive N., Keizer, Ore., died at Salem Hospital of Oregon at 8:19 p.m. Aug. 3, 2005, following a sudden illness. Death was due to cancer.
   She was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Grand Forks, N.D., to John and Halo Powell Christenson who are deceased. On April 4, 1970, she married Coldwater native Gary Wenning who survives.
   Other survivors are two sons, Trevor (Karla) and Troy, both of Keizer; two brothers, John Hjelden, Ocean Shores, Wash., and Kim (Gay Ann) Hjelden, Hoquim, Wash.; two sisters, Rene (Gene) Scott, Keizer, and Doreen (Arnold) Staniferd, Ocean Shores, Wash.; and three grandchildren.
   Deceased are parents-in-law, Marie and Arthur Wenning.
   She was retired from SAIF, Salem, Ore., after 23 years.
   Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home, Salem, Ore., the Rev. Robert Weinberger officiating. Burial is at Cityview Cemetery, Salem.
   Calling is 3-7 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Marion & Polk County Food Bank.

William F. Shaner

William F. Shaner, 88, Montezuma, died at 4:40 a.m. Aug. 5, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Dayton to Charles and Bertie Wiethaup Shaner. He married Martha Welch who died in 1985.
   Surviving is a good friend, Doris Eileen Deeter of Montezuma.
   Deceased is a sister, Mary Ashenfelder.
   He retired as owner and operator of Able TV & Radio Repair, Dayton, and had worked 16 years at the Pony House. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion posts in Vandalia and Celina and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Celina. He was a member of Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club for 50 years.
   Graveside funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday at Polk Grove Cemetery, Vandalia, the Rev. John Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Grove Cemetery with military honors by the Vandalia Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
   Memorials may be made to the Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, is handling arrangements.


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