Chad Alspaugh
Gloria Fannon
Kyle Knouff
Dale Manbeck
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Vivian Mohrman
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Stephanie Siegel
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Monday, October 3, 2005

Chad Alspaugh

Chad Bryon Alspaugh, 28, of Rockford, died as result of a motorcycle crash in Mercer County, at 12:07 a.m. Oct. 1, 2005.
   He was born April 17, 1977, in Van Wert, to Albert and Dayle Hileman Alspaugh, who both survive in Rockford.
   Also surviving are two brothers, Brad (Suzanne) of Celina, and Ethan of Rockford; grandparents, G.M. and Bonnie Alspaugh of Rockford, and Harvey Hileman, Willshire; and a niece.
   Deceased is a grandmother, Mary Hileman.
   He was employed by Schroyer Trucking, Celina, and previously by Lift All, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a graduate of ITT Technical Institute, Fort Wayne, where he earned an associate degree in computer-aided drafting.
   Services are 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Wednesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. (Ohio time) Tuesday, at the funeral home.
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Gloria Fannon

Gloria J. Fannon, 79, 219 East Second St., Rockford, died at 1:25 p.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   She was born May 26, 1926, in St. Marys, to William and Laura Slemmons Holtzapple. On July 3, 1946, she married Everette Fannon, who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Billie Strete, Rockford, and Dawn (Jack) King, Buckland; two sisters, Carol Hays, St. Marys, and Cleta (Tom) Vogel, Marion, Ind.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
   She was a homemaker and worked at Barry's Market, Rockford. She attended New Horizon Community Church, Rockford, and was a 1944 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bob Loar officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Kyle Knouff

Kyle Jay Knouff, 17, 7143 Hellwarth Road, Celina, died Oct. 1, 2005, following a pedestrian-vehicle crash on St. Anthony Road, Celina.
   He was born March 1, 1988, to Cecelia E. Nagy Knouff, who survives, and Jerry Lee Knouff, who died Oct. 24, 2001.
   Surviving are a brother, Joshua Allen of Celina, a sister, Amber Kay of Lexington, Ky., and grandparents John and Marilyn Nagy and John Knouff, all of Celina.
   Deceased are a grandmother, Janet Knouff.
   He worked at Florence Stockyards, Celina, and was a junior at Celina High School where he was on the varsity wrestling team and played football for two years. He attended Tri Star Career Compact. He was a member of the Washington Winners 4-H Club, Mercer County Junior Cattlemen's Association, a 4-H camp counselor and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and before 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home.

Dale Manbeck

Dale Manbeck, 63, 105 Garman Ave., Celina, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 1, 2005, at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, following a brief illness.
   He was born Aug. 2, 1942, in St. Marys, to Alton and Hilda Adams Manbeck. On March 7, 1998, he married Margie Schroyer, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Bradley (Leslie) of Indianapolis, Ind., and a daughter, Leah (Jeffrey) Martin of Phoenix, Ariz.; three step-children, Rusty (Lorna) Miller, Coldwater, Scott Miller and Brad (Holly) Miller, all of Celina; two brothers, Alfred and James, both of New Bremen.
   He was the former owner of Manbeck Nurseries, New Knoxville, and was currently employed as nursery manager at Siebenthaler's, Dayton. He graduated from New Knoxville High School in 1960 and the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences in 1965 where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was past president of the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association, National Landscape Association, and St. Marys Chamber of Commerce; a past member of St. Marys board of education, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Directors, OSU College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science and the Key Bank Corp. Board of Directors. He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys. He was recently active in St. Marys Foundry Board of Directors, Idlewild, St. Marys, and Bethany Methodist Church, Celina.
   Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday, at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tueday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie M. Miller, 79, of Spencerville, died at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 2, 2005, at Lima Memorial Health System.
   She was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Mendon, to Walter and Grace Coil Rhodes. On June 5, 1948, she married Daniel R. Miller Sr., who died May 13, 1994.
   Surviving are three sons, Don R. of Toledo, Darryl R. of Allentown, and Duane R. of Spencerville; a daughter-in-law, Sharon of Spencerville; three brothers, Robert (Betty) Rhodes, Van Wert, Guy (Sue) Rhodes, Bluffton, and Ronnie (Earlene) Rhodes, Spencerville; a sister, Betty (Calvin) Fox, Mendon; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Daniel R. Miller Jr.
   She was a registered nurse for over 50 years and worked for several physicians, the T.B. Hospital and Sheller-Globe Corp., in Lima. She was a 1944 graduate of Spencerville High School and a 1947 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Spencerville, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 130, Spencerville, and Bowersock Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 Auxiliary, Spencerville.
   Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Burial at Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Vivian Mohrman

Vivian A. Mohrman, 68, 109 S. Park St., New Bremen, died at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 29, 2005, at Otterbein of St. Marys.
   She was born July 14, 1937, in New Bremen, to Leonard and Edna Wittenbrink Mohrman.
   Survivors are two sisters, Evelyn (Tom) Wenning, New Bremen, and Phyllis Grieve, Sidney; and two nieces and two nephews.
   She was retired after 33 years at Plumbers Supply Company, Dayton. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. today at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses or to the church.

Lois Morgan

Lois Morgan, 92, of Celina, died at 8:50 p.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Toledo, to Lewis W. and Alta Rees Morgan.
   Surviving are a niece, Jane (Ralph) Stuckman, Celina; a nephew, William (Julie) of Arlington, Va.; a great niece; three great-nephews, one great-great niece, and two great-great nephews.
   She taught in the United States Schools in Balboa-Panama, Canal Zone. She was a graduate of the University of Toledo and a member of the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Toledo.
   Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Private burial services will be held later at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, the Rev. Edward Sladek officiating.
   Calling is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Stephanie Siegel

Stephanie Ann Siegel, 19, of Elm Street, Fort Loramie, died in the evening Sept. 30, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Cincinnati.
   She was born Sept. 13, 1986, in St. Marys, to James R. and Susan J. Stammen Siegel, who both survive in Fort Loramie.
   Also surviving are three brothers, Justin, Brian, and Brandon, all of Fort Loramie; and grandparents, Carl and Ruth Stammen, St. Henry; and James L. and Linda Siegel, Fort Loramie.
   She worked for North Loramie Drive Thru and Al's Place. She was in her first year of pre-med studies in the St. Xavier University Honors Program, Cincinnati. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2005 as the valedictorian. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to the charity of donor's choice.

Clarence Vagedes

Clarence E. Vagedes, 93, 12227 Lee Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 3:40 p.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at his residence.
   He was born April 23, 1912, in Coldwater, to Henry and Frances Garman Vagedes. On May 2, 1935, he married Mildred Strukamp, who died Oct. 16, 1991.
   Surviving are three sons, Norbert of Dayton, Donald (Linda) of Florida and Robert (Betty) of Dayton; two daughters, Sandra and Marlene (John) Sturwold, all of Minster; four brothers, Ed (Marie) of Trotwood, Joseph (Jean) of Piqua, Carl (Frances) of Newport, and Paul (Betty) of Arkansas; a sister Norma Jean (Glen) Rismiller, Versailles; two sister-in-laws, Evelyn of Dayton and Reta of Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are four brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
   He was a retired supervisor at Delco Products, Dayton, after 39 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Rosary Church, Dayton, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial is at Forest Hills Cemetery, Vandalia.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Minster Area Life Squad.


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