Rev. George Blasick
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Elizabeth Leedy
Douglas Mescher
Bradley Courtney
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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Rev. George Blasick

The Rev. George Blasick, C.PP.S., 73, a resident of St. Charles Center, Carthagena, died Aug. 26, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Scotdale, Pa., to John and Gertrude Mulholland Blasick.
   Surviving are two sisters, Ann Marie Harasym, Youngstown, and Kay Tkach, Poland; three nieces, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.
   Deceased are a brother, the Rev. John Blasick, and two brothers-in-law, Alex Harasym and Edward Tkach.
   He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1947 and was ordained May 28, 1960.
   In addition to serving as pastor at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery from 1980 to 1983, other assignments took him to parishes in Dayton, Columbus and Detroit, to St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Ind. and as chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, and Providence Hospital, Sandusky. In 2001, he joined the staff at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue, and retired to St. Charles in June.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Center, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating and the Rev. George Kuzara as homilist. Burial will follow at the community cemetery.
   Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at St. Charles, with a prayer service at 7.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Dell

Beatrice C. Dell, 98, formerly of 404 E. Livingston St., Celina, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born May 3, 1907, in Attica, to Jacob and Ella Wolf Schaaf. On Aug. 8, 1943, she married the Rev. Frank E. Dell who died July 9, 1976.
   Surviving are two sons, Charles (Sidney) of Lima and John (Joan) of San Angelo, Texas; two daughters, Esther Cortright, Hartford City, Ind., and Eleanor (Tom) Hosier, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are six brothers, Ralph, Royd, Clarence, Orval and Myron Schaaf; a son-in-law, Norman Cortright; and a grandson.
   She was a right telephone operator and managed United Manufacturing Co., Tiffin, for 15 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Celina.
   Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Arthur Wilde officiating. Burial will follow at Dunkirk Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Norma Dues

Norma J. Dues, 77, 31 N. Ohio St., Minster, died at 7:20 p.m. Aug. 25, 2005, at her home.
   She was born July 27, 1928, in Russia, to Louis and Elizabeth Batty Simon. On April 27, 1950, she married Paul J. Dues who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, John (Beth), Dave (Lynda), Jim (Kathy) and Dan (Deb), all of Minster; three daughters, Linda (Paul) Keller, Sidney, Lisa of Botkins and Lora of Coldwater; two brothers, including her twin Norbert (Lawanda) Simon, Bastrop, Texas, and Louis Jr. (Dot) Simon, Pharr, Texas; a sister-in-law, Mary Simon, Versailles; and 23 grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Diane; a brother and three sisters.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to St. Augustine Mission Commission or Sister Mary Margaret's Children of Mary Mission.

Elizabeth Leedy

Elizabeth Ann Leedy, 85, formerly of Yorkshire Place, Celina, and Englewood, died at 2:03 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, at the Gardens at Celina.
   She was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Dayton, to Paul and Mary Jones Purkiser. Her husband, Robert William Leedy, is deceased.
   Surviving are a son, William (Janet) of South Point; a daughter, Judy (Mike) Haley, Harbor Point; a sister-in-law, Jean Leedy, Englewood; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   She had worked as a secretary in the office of Dr. William Castle and at Miami Valley Golf Club, both of Dayton. She formerly attended Fairview United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
   Services are 7 p.m. Monday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. John Burnstein and David Leedy officiating. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kirkwood Cemetery, London.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Celina Senior Citizens.

Douglas Mescher

Douglas Alfred Mescher, 50, 55 W. Sixth St., Minster, died at 5 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, at his home. Death was due to chronic kidney disease.
   He was born Oct. 27, 1954, in St. Marys, to Paul and Alfrieda Hartings Mescher. His mother survives in Minster.
   Also surviving are four brothers, Dale (Lisa) of Minster, Ron of Celina, Don of Union City, and Mark (Rose) of Englewood; two sisters, Sara of Minster and Joyce Weekley, Cincinnati; three nephews and two nieces.
   A 1973 graduate of Minster High School, he attended Ohio State University and received an associate degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Minster, and the U.C. Alumni Association.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.

Bradley Courtney

Services for Bradley Courtney were 11 a.m. Aug. 25, 2005, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford. Pastor Neil Hammons officiated.

Clifford Eichenauer

Services for Clifford Eichenauer were 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, at Grace Missionary Church, Celina, Pastor Bruce Head and lay minister Harold Lunsford officiated.
   Organist was Jackie Schleucher and Crista Heindel sang.
   Pallbearers to Buck Cemetery near Celina were Calvin, Dennis and Jerrold Eichenauer, Dick and Rick Schleucher, Dale Niekamp and Kenny Grandlienard. Honorary pallbearers were Malachi and Jayson Burden.
   W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.


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