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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Florence Adams

Florence Margaret Adams, 87, 5780 Erastus-Durbin Road, Celina, died Aug. 28, 2005, at the Miller House in Celina.
   She was born April 6, 1918, in Mercer County, to Charles and Catherine Seibert Weisman. On April 9, 1939, she married Robert C. Adams who is deceased.
   Survivors are three sons, Donald (Rita) of Madill, Okla., Alan (Janet) of Coldwater, and David (Pat) of Celina; two daughters, Elaine (John) McGriff, Science Hill, Ky., and Linda (Tom) Schelich, Beaverton, Mich., a sister, esther Hoch of Huntington, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Oscar and Russell Weisman and an infant brother; and a sister, Mabel Frahm.
   She formerly worked for Mercer Landmark Inc., Celina, and was a graduate of Celina High School. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Coldwater, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the ELCA Lutheran Women.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Arvid A. Harklau officiating. Burial is at Wabash Lutheran Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and at 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.
   Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Rev. George Blasick

The Rev. George Blasick, C.PP.S., 73, died at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
   He was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Scotdale, Pa., to John and Gertrude Mulholland Blasick who are deceased.
   Survivors 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 C.PP.S., and two brothers-in-law, Alex Harasym and Edward Tkach.
   He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1947 and was ordained a priest on May 28, 1960. He worked as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton until 1980. He also has served at Mary Help of Christian Church, Fort Recovery, Providence Hospital, Sandusky, and St. Adalbert and St. Joseph churches in Dayton. He retired in June to the St. Charles Center in Carthagena.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. today at the St. Charles Center, the Revs. Angelo Anthony and George Kuzara officiating. Burial is in the St. Charles cemetery.
   Calling was Monday with Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry handling the arrangements.

Paul Bruns

Yorkshire native and former resident Paul F. Bruns, 89, 11873 Old Mill Road, Union, died at 2:20 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005, at Hospice of Dayton.
   He was born June 19, 1916, in Yorkshire, to Bernard and Anna Hilgefort Bruns. His wife, Harriette Vankey, died April 22, 2001.
   Surviving are a son, James (Patty) of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Kathy (Dan) Mecoli, Union; a brother, Bernard A. of Yorkshire; a sister, Alma Kleinhenz, Columbus; a sister-in-law, Josephine Bruns, Yorkshire; and three grandchildren.
   Deceased are brothers, Ray, Harold and Norbert; and a sister, Adella Eifert.
   He was a farmer, a district manager for Moews Seeds and a foreman for Monarch Machine, of Sidney. A 1935 graduate of Versailles High School, he was a former member of St. Nicholas Church, Osgood, a founding member of the Darke County Soil & Water Conservation and on the board of directors at Peoples Bank, Versailles.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Versailles Community Scholarship Fund.

Justine Cooper-Woods

Justine Marie Cooper-Woods, 10, of Covington, died at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 28, 2005, at Children's Medical Center, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier that day near New Bremen.
   She was born March 27, 1995, in Piqua, to Rick and Rosalee Woods Lyons who survive in Covington.
   Other survivors are two step-brothers, Keith Lyons, Columbus, and Ricky Lyons, Piqua; grandparents, Robert and Rose Cooper, Celina, Patricia Clark, Covington, and James Browning, Venice, Fla.; great-grandparents, Norma Brunton, Covington, William Seipel, Patty Clark and Robert L. Cooper Sr., all of Piqua, and Doris and Eddie Browning, Clyde.
   Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Covington United Church of Christ, the Rev. Dan Hathaway officiating. Burial is at Highland Cemetery, Covington.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, and from 12-1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Geri Feltz

Geri Lavonne Feltz, 54, 2930 15th Avenue, Marion, Iowa, died at her home at 6:12 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005. Death was due to cancer.
   She was born April 7, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to James and Lavonne Hamilton who survive in Cedar Rapids. On Oct. 15, 1977, she married St. Henry native Lawrence Feltz who survives.
   Other survivors are two sons, Joshua and Benjamin; and a daughter, Rachel, all of Marion; two brothers, Thomas (Karen) Hamilton, Cedar Rapids, and Mark (Karen) Hamilton, Albuquerque, N.M.; and her parents-in-law, Wilbur and Alice Feltz, St. Henry.
   She was a teacher at Indian Creek Elementary, Marion, and a member of the East Iowa Heirloom Quilters Association.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Marion, the Rev. Randy Bobsien officiating. Burial is at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
  Mary Greve
   Carthagena native Mary Edna Greve, 74, of Botkins, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
   She was born March 6, 1931, in Carthagena, to Adolph and Theresa Wuebker Severt. On July 19, 1952, she married Lawrence B. Greve who died Oct. 14, 2000.
   Survivors are a son, Allen L. (Melanie) of Botkins; and eight daughters, Marilyn L. (Craig) Shaw, Wapakoneta, Carol J. (Steve) Raymond, Mankato, Minn., Joann T. (Steve) Hanscom, Stafford, Va., Rita M. (Roger) Mauer, Botkins, Thelma A. (Mark) Niemeyer, Lima, Esther M. (Craig) Leffel, New Knoxville, Anita E. (Matthew) Lauth, Findlay, and Banita C. (Michael) Bailey, Cincinnati; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Other survivors include a brother, David (Emma) Severt, Wapakoneta, four sisters, Madella (Jim) Schnippel and Rosemary (Fred) Shawhan, of Wapakoneta, Loretta (Robert) Westerheide, Mount Vernon, and Sarah (Wayne) Dotson, Lima; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Gene) Overman, Minster.
   Deceased is a son, Thomas R.; a brother, Roman Severt; and two grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a Shaklee distributor. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, and its Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
   Contributions can be made to the church, Anna Rescue Squad or Botkins Community Park.

Br. Stephen Lauer

Br. Stephen Lauer, C.PP.S., 82, died at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 28, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
   He was born April 8, 1923, in Toledo, to Fred and Albina Ernst Lauer.
   Survivors are two brothers, Robert (Mary Ann) of Toledo, and Dr. Daniel of Leawood, Kan.; a sister, Carol (Gerald) Harms, Somerset Center, Mich.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-newphews.
   Deceased is a brother, Tom.
   He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1945 and was professed in 1946. He served several years at the St. Marys Novitate in Burkettsville and worked several more years at a high school seminary in Canton. In 1964, he was assigned to St. Charles, where he spent the rest of his life.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating. Burial is at the St. Charles cemetery.
   Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry. A prayer service is set for 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the St. Charles Center.


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