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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Bernard Bruns

Bernard (Barney) Bruns, 271 E. Maple St., St. Henry, died at 12:35 p.m. Aug. 12, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Henry Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry,
   A full obituary will appear in Monday's newspaper.

Rosemary Bruns

Rosemary Y. Bruns, 85, a resident of Celina Manor Nursing Home and formerly of 324 Orchard Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at Celina Manor.
   She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in St. Marys to Mont and Paula (Laut) Youngs. On March 2, 1943, she married William U. Bruns, who died Oct. 4, 1985.
   Surviving are three sons, Dave (Cindy) Bruns, Coldwater, Doug Bruns, St. Marys, and Dan (Carol) Bruns, St. Marys; five grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Bruns and MaryAnn Bruns, both of Coldwater.
   Deceased are three sisters, Margaret Roche, Carol Anderson and Kathryn Washburn.
   She was a 1939 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and was a retired treasurer of the St. Marys City Schools. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and Adult Basic Education program in St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long & folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
   Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions may be sent to the St. Marys Community Foundation for the benefit of Memorial High School student scholarships.

John Hooker

John R. Hooker, 87, 01763 Feeder Road, St. Marys, died at 1:10 p.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Haviland, to Earl and Loretta (Lighthill) Hooker. On July 15, 1950, he married Melba Stevension, who survives at the residence.
   He is survived by three daughters, Barbara of Lima, Beverly Jo Burden, Lima, and Teena Hooker-McCracken, Dayton; five brothers, Garland and David, both of Florida, William of Wapakoneta, and Ronald and Donald, both of Lima; a sister, Betty of Florida; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Klink, and five brothers, James, Dale, Charles, Gerald and Roger.
   He was a 1935 graduate of Lima South High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He retired form General Motors Corporation in Defiance where he had been a pattern maker. He was a member of the Celina American Legion, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Marys, and Celina Moose Lodge.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
   Calling hours at the funeral home are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.


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