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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Norma Amrhein

Norma Lillian Amrhein, 81, 1011 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died at 8 a.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at her residence.
   She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Van Wert, to Gaylord and Irma M. Frieburger Sunderland. She married Clair H. Amrhein, who is deceased.
   Surviving are two sons, Timothy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Thomas of Celina; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are a son, Stephen; a daughter, Sharon; and two brothers, Eugene and Wilbur Sunderland.
   She worked as a United Way Executive Secretary and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
   Private family services will be held at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Santa Fe, Arizona.

Raymond Kahlig

Raymond J. Kahlig, 81, 2123 state Route 219, Coldwater, died at 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2005, at his residence.
   He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Coldwater, to Charles and Bernadine Post Kahlig. On April 3, 1948, in St. Joe, he married Irene M. Westgerdes, who died Aug. 20, 1975. On Nov. 8, 1977, he married Ruth Shieltz Grogean, who died May 30, 1995.
   Survivors are four sons, Joe (Ruth) of Celina, and John (Diana), Jim (Sue) and Tom, all of Coldwater; nine daughters, Barb (Dick) Huelsman, St. Henry; Mary (Tim) Heinrichs, Celina; Bernice Tittle, Bondurant, Iowa; Lucy (Chuck) Staugler and Margie (Gary) Wendel, all of Fort Recovery; and Theresa (Larry) Grube, Rita (Mike) Knapschaefer, Betty (Bob) Gillis and Kate (Roger) Sudhoff, all of Coldwater; two step sons, Larry (Jane) and Edward (Cindy) Grogean, all of Russia; a step daughter, Connie (Gerald) Guillozet, Russia; two brothers, George of Coldwater, and Gregor (Edna) of Fort Recovery; three sisters, Kate Bruggeman, Mary (Ben) Siefring and Margaret Klosterman, all of Coldwater; a brother-in-law, Howard Huwer, Coldwater; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy and Dolores Kahlig, both of Coldwater; 52 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Ralph and Ed Kahlig; a sister, Irene Huwer; two brother-in-laws, Leroy Bruggeman and Mark Klosterman; sister-in-law, Evelyn Kahlig; two grandchildren; and a step grandchild.
   He was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church, and American Legion Post 345, both of Fort Recovery. He was a member of the Coldwater Knights of Columbus Council 1991.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. Fort Recovery American Legion will conduct Military Services. Wake service is at 8 p.m. Thursday.
   Contributions May be made to State of the Heart Hospice and Home Health.

James Rickard

James Junior "Pappy" Rickard, 81, of Rockford, died at 3:23 p.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   He was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Van Wert County, to James and Emma Coil Rickard. On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Mary C. Zizelman, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Doug (Sandy) of Celina; four daughters Roberta (Gordon) Brown, Rockford, Mary Lou (Tom) Massengill, Coldwater, and Brenda (Tex) Keifer and Cathy (Carl) Frank, all of Mendon; a brother, Donald of Mendon; a sister, Louise Kohnen, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son Keith Rickard.
   He was a truck driver for Schroyer, Inc. for over 50 years, a farmer and lay minister for Friends Chapel Church. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Rockford American Legion, Glen D. Eckhart Post 508.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Karen Long officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Gideons.


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