Dennis Bruns
Ruth Goubeaux
Tanner Homan
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Viola Leugers
Doris Livingston
Irene Swallow
Joan VanTilburg
Charles Violet
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dennis Bruns

Former Celina native Dennis M. Bruns, 69, of Kissimmee, Fla., died at 7 a.m. Sept. 26, 2005, in Tampa, Fla.
   He was born April 11, 1936, in Celina, to Bert and Nadine Smith Bruns. On October 28, 1961, he married Denise Arditi who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Eben (Marieme) and Daniel (Sylvie), all of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Linda of Celina; and two grandsons.
   Deceased is a brother, Richard.
   He retired from the American Express Bank, Paris, France. A 1954 Celina High School graduate, he attended the Cleveland Playhouse School of Drama. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Arrangements are pending in Kissimmee, Fla.

Ruth Goubeaux

Ruth Goubeaux, 71, of Versailles, died at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at her residence.
   She was born May 27, 1934, in Fort Recovery, to Lawrence and Justina Braun Brunswick. On Aug. 26, 1961, she married Edward F. Goubeaux who died Feb. 18, 1999.
   Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Anna) of Independence, Ky., and Jason (Lorinda) of Versailles; three daughters, Deborah (Lon) Moyer Sr., Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, Karen (Dave) Stucke, Versailles, and Patricia (Daniel) Winner, North Star; four brothers, Robert (Erma) Brunswick, Maria Stein, Bill (Verna) Brunswick, Beverly Hills, Fla., John (Donna) Brunswick, Coldwater, and Arthur (Dorothy) Brunswick, Beavercreek; a sister, Bernice Flaherty, West Des Moines, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Mildred Brunswick, Fort Recovery; and 10 grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Michael; three sisters, Mary and Wilma Brunswick and Rita Tumbush; two brothers, Mel and Richard Brunswick and two brothers-in-law, Mike Flaherty and Frank Trumbush.
   She retired from Weaver Bros. Inc., and was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church, both of Versailles.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. John E. Porter officiating. Burial is at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
   Contribution can be made to Versailles Life Squad or the American Red Cross, Darke County Chapter. Condolences for the family may be sent to

Tanner Homan

Tanner Jacob Homan, infant son of Jason and Monica Tebbe Homan, 2289 Burrville Road, Fort Recovery, died at 6:40 p.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born Sept. 25, 2005, at the hospital.
   Surviving with his parents are grandparents, Ben and Marcia Tebbe, Maria Stein, and Jake and Delores Homan, Fort Recovery.
   Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Cemetery, Sharpsburg, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating.
   Calling is 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Marcile Krick

Marcile Irene Krick, 88, 109 S. Main St., Mendon, died at 12:50 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Van Wert County, to J. Williard and Elsi Fanoff Sherman. On April 9, 1938, she married Henry Junior Krick who died Sept. 6, 2003.
   Surviving are three sons, Larry (Alice) and Martin (Betty), all of Celina, and Lowell (Martha) of Mendon; two brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Sherman, Van Wert, and Roger (Opal) Sherman, Walbridge; a sister, Maxine Powell, Defiance; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Walden and Paul Sherman; a sister, Louise Fisher; a grandson and a great-grandson.
   She was a retired cook for the former Mendon-Union school system. She was a member of the Mendon First Church of God and the Women's Christian Service Council.
   Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, Pastor Dean Bruce officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, and noon Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Viola Leugers

Viola O. Leugers, 76, formerly of Rockford and Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born on June 22, 1929, in Cranberry, to Urban and Agusta Muhlenkamp Link. On Nov. 13, 1948, she married Othmar L. Leugers who died in 2002.
   Survivors are two sons, John (Sherri) of Milan, Mich., and Thomas (Rachel) of Dayton; two brothers, Melvin Link, Lima, and Ralph (Esther) Link, Dayton; three sisters, Edna (Lee) Prenger, Minster, Eileen Ranly, Cassella, and Bernice (Charles) Stacy, Flemingsburg, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Frank Feltz, Cassella; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Hulda Feltz; a sister-in-law, Delores Link; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Ranly.
   She owned and operated Vi's Beauty Salon, Celina. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and a past president of the Altar Rosary Sodality. She was a member of the Knights of St. John Auxiliary and American Legion 210 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Doris Livingston

Doris A. Livingston, 64, 207 N. Seventh St., Coldwater, died at 8:21 p.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at her residence of natural causes.
   She was born May 20, 1941, in Celina, to Albert and Pauline Wendel Post. On May 25, 1963, she married Harold George Livingston who died June 23, 2003.
   Surviving are two sons, Ken (Sharon) of Greenville, and Rick (Amy) of Celina; two daughters, Theresa (Rashad) Najmi, Lorain, and Pam (Bob) Wilder, Coldwater; two sisters, Nancy Swain and Ginny (Jim) Findley, all of Coldwater; and nine grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother-in-law, Gary Swain, and a grandchild.
   She was a cook at Coldwater Exempted Village Schools, former owner of Bruken's Restaurant, Fort Loramie, and catered special occasions for many years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Ann's Rosary Altar Society and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3025 Auxiliary, all of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Irene Swallow

Irene Swallow, 85, formerly of Piqua and Celina, died at 2 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at the Masonic Home, Springfield. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.

Joan VanTilburg

Joan VanTilburg, 76, Rockford, died at 3:40 a.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Van Wert County Hospital.
   She was born Nov. 25, 1928, to Frederick Martin and Sarah Leota Blossom VanTilburg.
   Surviving are a sister, Betty Rutledge, Rockford, and five nephews and six nieces.
   Deceased are a sister Marjorie Emans; and four brothers, Carl, Robert, Donald and Tom.
   She retired in 1986 from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. She was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church, Shanes Crossing Historical Society and URW Local 200, St. Marys.
   Services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ketchun-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev Paul Rutledge officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Shanes Crossing Historical Society or Rockford Emergency Medical Services.

Charles Violet

Charles "Chuck" Violet, 72, of Spencerville, died the afternoon of Sept. 26, 2005, in a car crash south of Delphos. Funeral arrangements are pending at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.


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