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Monday, October 10, 2005

Berverly Briner

Former Coldwater resident Beverly Briner, 68, of Cincinnati, died Oct. 7, 2005, at her home.
   She was born Feb 24, 1937, in Coldwater, to Gerald and Grace Kochersperger Dilworth.
   Surviving are a son, Jeff (Sandy); three daughters, Deb (Mike) Homan, Nancy Briner and Teresa (Steve) Schuholz; a brother, Bill (Betty) Dilworth; a sister, Lois Schroyer; and six grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Ted Dilworth and a brother-in-law, Red Schroyer.
   Services are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hodapp Funeral Home, Cincinnati.
   Contributions can be made to Vista Care Hospice, Cincinnati.

Jerry Brown

Jerry A. Brown, 73, 15 Melrose Place, New Bremen, died Oct. 5, 2005, at his residence.
   He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Uniopolis, to John and Ora Fox Brown. He was formerly married to Mary Ann Olding who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons; Joseph (Katie) of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Daniel (Kelly) of Bellbrook, Steven (Laura) of Mason; and a daughter, Julie of Missoula, Mont.
   Deceased are a brother Carl; and two sisters, Jessie Katterheinrich and Beulah Carter.
   He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Bolly's Card Club, the Historical Association, where he was a past president and board member, all of New Bremen, and was elected to the University of Findlay Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a 1950 graduate of the New Bremen High School, a 1954 graduate of the University of Findlay and received his masters of education from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He worked fifteen years as a teacher and retired in 1984 as principal of New Bremen High School.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. John W. Tostrick and James Egbert officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 3-9 p.m. Friday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the New Bremen High School Scholarship Foundation or to the New Bremen Athletic Boosters.

Barbara Lennartz

Former Celina resident Barbara Bourelle Lennartz, 67, of Prescott, Ark., died Oct. 3, 2005, at Medical Park Hospital, Hope, Ark.
   She was born July 26, 1938, in Celina, to Russell and Alma Nichols Bourelle.
   Surviving are five sons, Larry Puthoff, of Rison Ark., Mark Puthoff, of Newberry Springs, Calif., Brent Puthoff, of Roanoke, Va., James Lennartz, of Jacksonville, Ark., and John Lennartz, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, John, Paul and Dick Bourelle; two sisters, Jeanne and Sue; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Don Bourelle.
   A nursing home patient care assistant, she had attended Celina High School and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
   Graveside services were 1 p.m. Oct. 8, 2005, at North Grove Cemetery, the Rev. Michael Berne officiating.
   Arrangements were handled by W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Alvin Luebke

Alvin H. Luebke, 78, 1005 Fairground Road, Celina, died Oct.10, 2005, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima.
   Arrangements are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.

Frank McMullen

Frank W. McMullen, 86, 1039 Williams St., St. Marys, died 8:40 a.m. Oct. 8, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Oct. 31, 1918, in St. Marys to Charles and Stella (Burris) McMullen. On Nov. 13, 1941, he married Gertrude Raymond, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Charles (Jeanne) of Beavercreek and Gary (Ginger) of St. Marys; a grandchild, a stepgrandchild, two great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.
   Deceased are four brothers, Harold, Norman, Clyde and Don McMullen.
   He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 31 years and had previously worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767 and St. Paul's United Church of Christ, all of St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Moulton.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Brett Miller

Brett C. Miller, 35, 101 First Ave., Coldwater, died early in the morning of Oct. 8, 2005, near Jackson Center. Death was due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident. (See story on Page One.)
   He was born June 25, 1970, in Celina, to John Miller and Linda Chessar Glascock. His mother survives in Cincinnati. He married Charlotte Guysick, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Michael Summers, Coldwater; three daughters, Goldie (Rusty) Bodiker, Spencerville, Stefanie (Steven) Penny, South Bend, Ind., and Kim Reinhard, Coldwater; and a sister, Sonya Phillips, Cincinnati.
   He worked at Plastipak, Jackson Center.
   Services will be scheduled at a later date.

Edward Severt

Edward R. Severt, 82, 502 Wildwood Drive, Coldwater, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Carthagena, to Fred and Josephine Uhlenhake Severt. On May 7, 1949, he married Anna Marie Liening, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Thomas (Lisa) and Jack (Ginny), all of Coldwater; four daughters, Patricia (Mike) Franzer, Marilyn and Barbara (Frank) Elking, all of Coldwater, and Kathleen of Southbury, Conn.; three brothers, Ralph, Alvin (Mary Ann) and Art, all of Coldwater; two sisters, Mildred Griesdorn and Mary Ann Seitz, both of Coldwater; and 13 grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Gerald; a daughter, Virginia; two brothers and a sister.
   He was retired from Coldwater Grain and was past chief of the Coldwater Fire Department. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Men's Holy Name, Knights of Columbus Council 1991, American Legion Post 470, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, all of Coldwater. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to the Coldwater Fire Department.
  Ganell Diegel
   Services for Ganell Diegel were 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2005, at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon. The Rev. Randy Christian officiated and organist was Brenda Willrath.
   Military graveside rites were conducted by Spencerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772, at Mendon Cemetery.
   Pallbearers were Chris Diegel, Bob Sheets, Darin White, Mark Schuller and Jason and Jed Franklin.

Lois Morgan

Services for Lois Morgan were 1 p.m. Oct. 5, 2005, at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiated. Organist was Carol Zimmerman.
   Pallbearer to Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, was David Stuckman. Graveside services were held by the Rev. Edward Sladek.


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