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Monday, August 22, 2005

Brad Courtney

Brad Courtney, of Willshire, died at 12:17 a.m. today, Aug. 22, 2005, at Van Wert County Hospital.
   Arrangements are pending at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.

Joseph Cron

Joseph Cron, 42, of Maineville, died Aug. 20, 2005, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. Cause of death was undertimed.
   He was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Coldwater, to Maurice and Dolores Cron who survive in Coldwater.
   Also surviving with his wife, the former Patti Otten, are two sons, Brian and Jacob, and a daughter, Courtney, all of Maineville; two brothers, Keith (Carol) of Cincinnati and Russ (Lisa) of Dayton; two sisters, Joyce (Tim) Wessling, Oakland, Calif., and Laura (Bill) Gladden, Philadelphia, Pa.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Barney and Pat Otten, Dayton; three brothers-in-law, Dan Otten, Celina, Chip (Diane) Otten, Coldwater, and Mike (Pam) Otten, Columbus; and three sisters-in-law, Peggy (Bernie) Kmetz, Strongsville, Susan (John) Fleeger, Dayton, and Mary Kay (Bo) Root, Chapel Hill, N.C.
   He was a civil engineer for MGT Construction.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St., Margaret of York Catholic Church, Loveland. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
   Calling is 5-9 p.m. today at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Cron Children Educational Fund in Loveland.
   Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, Loveland, has charge of arrangements.

Rev. Joseph Hajuch

The Rev. Joseph Hajuch, C.PP.S., 85, died Aug. 20, 2005, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles with burial to follow in the community cemetery.
   Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Charles.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.

Stanley Howell

Stanley Lee Howell, 62, 133 N. Vine St., Celina, died Aug. 21, 2005, at his home. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born March 29, 1943, in Mercer County, to Clarence George and Marie Ellen Donovan Howell. His mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Taflinger of Celina, two brothers, Larry (Cheryl) and C. David, all of Celina; a sister, Jan (Wayne) Doner, Celina; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   He retired from Frantz Brothers and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
   Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swamp College Cemetery, the Rev. Morris Now officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside.
   Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Visiting Nurses & Hospice.

Clarence Minch

Clarence T. "Jack" Minch, 76, 7135 state Route 49, Celina, died at 6:44 p.m. Aug. 21, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
  Peter Mueller
   Peter Blake Mueller, 14, of Tampa, Fla., died Aug. 10, 2005, in Culver, Ind. Death was due to injuries sustained in a plane crash.
   He was born Oct. 15, 1990, in Tampa, to Rud and Corinne Mueller who survive.
   Also surviving are a grandmother, Viola Mueller, Coldwater, and a grandfather and stepgrandmother, Clayton and Evelyn Sorenson, Asheville, N.C.
   Deceased are a grandfather, Ralph Mueller, and a grandmother, Marian Sorenson.
   He was a ninth- grade student at Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Tampa, with private burial rites to follow.
   Donations can be made to the Peter Blake Mueller Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Roy Peck

Roy D. Peck, 66, Touvelle St., Celina, died at 5:25 p.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Passaic, N.J., to Daniel J. and Marion Whitehead Peck. On April 15, 1961, he married Janyce Apgar who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Daniel R. (Amy) of Dayton and Daniel J. of Celina; three daughters, Lynne Wehnes, Meredith (Kirk) Steinke and Cynthia, all of Celina; two brothers, Tom (Terry) of Beachwood, N.J., and Gary (Cindy) of Scottsville, Va.; and seven grandchildren.
   He retired from the Mercer County Public Library and worked at Gospel Book & Gift Shop, Celina. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina, where he was an elder, deacon and member of various committees. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and Bloomfield College, both of Bloomfield, N.J., and served in the Ohio National Guard.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steve Moulton officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church, library or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Albert Schmitmeyer

Albert F. Schmitmeyer, 92, formerly of 37 Hiawath Court, Versailles, died at 7:59 a.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at Versailles Health Care Center.
   He was born Oct. 2, 1912, in Minster, to Henry and Emma Thieman Schmitmeyer. On April 26, 1938, he married Clara K. Henke who died Nov. 22, 1996.
   Surviving are four sons, John (Rita) of Coldwater, Ted (Connie) of Versailles, Lester (Jane) of Fort Loramie, and the Rev. James of Cincinnati; two daughters, Alberta (Leroy) Pohl, West Chester, and Marian (Lowell) Homan, St. Rose; a brother, Fred (Alberta) of Minster; three sisters, Velma Wellman, Coldwater, Elsie Borgert, Minster, and Clara Schmiesing, McCartyville; a brother-in-law, Herman Hoying, Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Thelma Schmitmeyer, Minster; 24 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Henry and Leander; five sisters, Matilda Poeppelman, Henrietta Hoying, Leona Schmeider, Marie Holdheide and Rosa Enneking; and three grandchildren.
   He had been a farmer in the Fort Loramie and Versailles area. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Fourth Degree and Third Degree Knights of Columbus, all of Versailles; a charter member of Walkup Country Club, Fort Loramie, and a past member of Farm Bureau.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. James Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Versailles Rescue Squad or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Ruth Turner

Ruth Ida Houts Turner, 86, 214 N. Ash St., Celina, died at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born April 17, 1919, in Mendon, to Edgar and Flossie Baker Hamilton. On March 31, 1945, she married John A. Houts who died Sept. 5, 1985. On Dec. 16, 1989, she married Virgil Roy Turner who died April 24, 2003.
   Surviving are a stepdaughter-in-law, Sharon Turner, Alamogordo, N.M.; two brothers-in-law, Elden (Marjorie) Houts and Calvin (Wilma) Houts, all of Celina; two sisters-in-law, Velone (Don) Kable, Celina, and Ruth (Don) Raudabaugh, Wadsworth; a stepgrandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are a stepson, Robert N. Turner; a stepdaughter, Lucy J. Turner; and two brothers, Willard and Lyle Hamilton.
   She retired after 30 years as secretary at the Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Office in Mercer County. She was a member of the First Church of God, Women's Christian Service Council and the Senior Choir, all of Celina, and a 1937 graduate of Mendon-Union High School.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Bruce Strine and Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice of the church.
  Della Cheek
   Services for Della Cheek were at 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, Pastor Robert Loar officiated. Organist was Connie Hamrick.
   Pallbearers to Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, were Levon Archer, Bill Miller, Wes England, Gabe Archer and Jonathan, Charlie, Brian and Evan Cheek.
   Grandchildren offered special memories during the graveside services.


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