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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Luella Osterholt

Luella C. Hartings Osterholt, 86, died at 3:11 a.m. Sept. 27, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   She was born May 13, 1919, in Mercer County. She married Walter B. Osterholt who died in 1982.
   Surviving are seven daughters, Sister Jane Marie of Bourbonnais, Ill., Ruth Ann (Ron) Moss, Alachua, Fla., Audrey Woods, Orange Park, Fla., Nancy (John Daniel) Hessler, Payne, and Theresa Dirig, Karen (Ron) Palmer, and Agnes (Bob) Osterholt-Polston, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three brothers, Wilfred Hartings, Celina, Vernon Hartings, Maria Stein, and Leo Hartings, Shelby; three sisters, Alfrieda Mescher and Alice Moorman, both of Minster, and Doris Imwalle, Maria Stein; and 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Alfred Hartings and two sisters, Eleanora Knapke and Norma Thobe.
   She was a homemaker and worked at J.C. Penny in the alterations department. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, St. Vincent dePaul Society, Deanery Council of Catholic Women, Reserve Officers Association Ladies and National Council of Catholic Women, all of Fort Wayne. She had attended the former St. Hycainth and St. Andrew Catholic Church.
   Funeral Mass is 1 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Shoemaker officiating.
   Calling is 3-6 and 8-10 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, and noon Friday at the church. Rosary is 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
   Contributions can be made to Sisters of Providence, St. Jude Catholic School or Bishop Luers High School.

Kenneth Paul

Kenneth Paul, 66, 7 Miami Erie Place, New Bremen, died of a sudden illness at 4:35 p.m. Sept. 27, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Arrangements are pending at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.

Irene Swallow

Former Celina resident Irene K. Swallow, 85, died at 2 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at the Masonic Home, Springfield.
   She was born March 15, 1920, in Clifty, Ky., to Hermon and Willie Cavis Kelly. On March 14, 1959, she married Donald F. Swallow who survives in Springfield.
   Also surviving are a son, Wade H. (Carole H.) Hensley, Dayton; and a sister, Dorothy Little, Roanoke, Va.
   Deceased are a son, James K. Hensley; a brother, William Kelly; and a grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and member of Wabash United Church of Christ and Order of Eastern Star.
   Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. John Bernstein officiating. Burial is at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington.
   Calling is 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Vincent Westgerdes

Vincent Westgerdes, 71, 121 E. Kremer Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 6:35 p.m. Sept. 27, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born July 11, 1934, in St. Henry, to Edward and Helen Wentz Westgerdes.
   Surviving are two brothers, John (Ginny) and Raymond (Rita), all of Coldwater; and two sisters, Mary Ann (Bernard) Sampson, Columbus, and Sister Elizabeth of Ottawa.
   Deceased are two brothers, Edward Jr. and Robert.
   He worked as a typesetter for the Mercer County Chronicle, Coldwater, and for a former Rockford newspaper. He was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and their men's Holy Name Society and St. Henry Knights of Columbus.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at St. Henry Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10:15 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.


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