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Harry Burd
Christopher Davis
Rev. William Daughrety
Catherine Hartnagel
Mary Ranly
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Friday, December 2, 2005

Donald Bachman

Donald E. Bachman, 73, of Van Wert, died Dec. 1, 2005, at VanCrest Nursing Center, Van Wert.
   He was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Columbus, to former Minster residents Lyndon and Irma Bachman. His wife Nancy Fredritz Warden survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Rick (Laura) of Vandalia, Randy (Karen) of Napoleon, Ron (Pam) of Dublin, and Robert of Westerville; four stepsons, John (Peggy) Warden, Rowley, Mass., Thomas (Amani) Warden, Tampa, Fla., Michael Warden, Hollis, New Hampshire, and Steven (Pamela) Warden, Grand Rapids, Mich.; four stepdaughters, Paula (Don) Wexler, Bexley, Kathryn (Dick) Fry, Van Wert, Rebecca (Jim) Butler, Van Wert, and Kim (Randy) Hoffhines, Vermillion; a brother, Duane (Mary Jane) of Piqua; a sister, Sharon (Mark) Brandewie, Minster; an ex-wife, Mary Schlater Bachman, Van Wert; seven grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Jan.
   He retired in 1994 after 37 years at Central Mutual Insurance Co., Van Wert. He was a member of the Van Wert Board of Elections, the current Democratic party chairman, a former member of the Van Wert City Planning Committee, president of Van Wert Parks and Recreation committee and a member and past governor of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1320, Van Wert. He also was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6034, both of Van Wert.
   For 20 years he volunteered as a Little League and Pony League baseball coach. He was a registered Ohio High School Athletic Association official for baseball, basketball and football and a National Collegiate Athletic Association baseballl and football official. He was a charter member of the Midwest Buckeye Officials Association. He currently served as secretary of the northwest conference since 1975.
   In 1989, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Official Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was inducted to the first class of the ACME Baseball Congress Hall of Fame.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Wert.
   Calling is 2-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. Scripture service is 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Donald E. Bachman Memorial Fund, administered by the Van Wert County Foundation.
   Condolences can be sent to

Harry Burd

Harry L. Burd, 87, of 1013 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 1, 2005, at St. Marys Living Center.
   Arrangments are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.

Christopher Davis

Christopher James Lee Davis, 16, died Nov. 28, 2005, in Coldwater. Cause of death is pending autopsy.
   He was born July 7, 1989, in Logan County, to Terry L. Davis, Lebanon, and Sandra Lynn Kerns Huddlestun, Bellefontaine.
   Also surviving are grandparents, Deborah Swadener, Springfield, and Marvin (Angel) Kerns, Charlene Moore, and Virginia Hatfield, all of Bellfontaine, two sisters, Rebecca Eileen and Jennifer Nicole Davis, Bellefontaine; and two half-brothers, Andrew Hughes, of Ohio, and Christopher Marker, Bellfontaine.
   He was a junior at Benjamin Logan High School, Zanesfield. He was a volunteer at Zane Shawnee Caverns and Camp. He was a member of the Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band and Shawnee Youth Camp.
   Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine.
   Contributions can be made to Shawnee Youth Camp.

Rev. William Daughrety

The Rev. William Daughrety C.PP.S., died Dec. 1, 2005, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the center.
   Reception of the body is 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the center.
   Calling is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday with a wake service at 7 p.m. at the center.
   Arrangements are with Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Catherine Hartnagel

Former Bryant, Ind., resident, Catharine I. Hartnagel, 87, 306 Harrison St., Fort Recovery, died at 7:10 p.m. Nov. 30, 2005, at the Jay County Hospital, Portland, Ind.
   She was born Nov. 15, 1918, in Jay County, Ind., to Peter Eischen and Veronica Klaus. On April 27, 1939, she married Ambrose Hartnagel, who died July 3, 1982.
   Survivors are two sons, Kenneth (Connie) of Dunkirk, Ind., and Eugene (Carol) of Fort Recovery; a sister Beatrice Schmit, Geneva, Ind.; two brothers-in-law, Henry Koenig, Trinity, Ind., and Albert Schwoerer, Mount Horeb, Wis.
   Deceased are five brothers, John, Joseph, Edward, Arthur and Sylvester Eischen; five sisters, Elizabeth Homan, Mary Koenig, Ceclia Eischen, Matilda Schwoerer and Vita Weitzel; and a grandchild.
   She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its Altar-Rosary Sodality, Bryant.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. David Hoying officiating. Burial is at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bryant.
   Calling is 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Contributions can be made to the Center for Neurological Development, Burkettsville.

Mary Ranly

Mary A. Ranly, 75, 728 North 5th St., Decatur, Ind., died at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 30, 2005, at Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur.
   She was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Coldwater, to August and Anna Leugers Bruns. On Nov. 5, 1949, she married Carl H. Ranly, who died Feb. 1, 1987.
   Survivors are three sons, James W. of Upper Sandusky, Chris H. (Sandy) of Columbia, and Heath Mendez, Decatur; three daughters, Margery D. Poole, Decatur, Laura M. (Jeff) Smith, Defiance, and Heidi Mendez, Decatur; four brothers, Walter Bruns, Dayton, Wilbert Bruns, Coldwater, Gerhard Bruns, Chickasaw, and Leonard Bruns, Greenville; three sisters, Dorothey (James) Lehmkuhle, Lakeview, Dolores (Jack) Gaier and Helen (George) Barhorst, all of Fort Loramie; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Ann Schaffner; and two brothers, Alvin and Ralph Bruns.
   She was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary society and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 43, all of Decatur.
   Prayer Service is 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Dave Koors officiating. Burial is at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur.
   Calling is noon - 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to church masses and the Alzheimer's Association.
   Condolences can be made at

Herbert Tobe

Herbert B. Tobe, 80, 2632 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died at 8 pm. Nov. 30, 2005, at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles.
   He was born Oct. 22, 1925, in St. Henry, to Bernard Tobe and Bertha Muhlenkamp. On Oct. 26, 1946, he married Rose Mary DeMange, who died March 2, 2001.
   Survivors are four sons, Bill (Betty) of Rossburg, Mike (Debbie) of Tipp City, Tom (Cheryl) and Phil (Sharon), all of Fort Recovery; two daughters, Cheryl (Stan) Hoelscher and Deb (Dave) Hemmelgarn, all of North Star; three brothers, Alfred (Gen) of Dayton, Werner (Marie) of St. Henry, and Paul (Ann) of Coldwater; two sisters, Rita Franck, Celina, and Dolores Wimmers, St. Henry; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and companion, Evelyn Kunkler, Rossburg.
   Deceased are two daughters, Connie and Mary Beth; a sister, Alma Sutter; and a brother, Carl.
   He retired from farming and Avco New Idea, Coldwater. He was a graduate of St. Henry High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 345, Fort Recovery, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, Coldwater. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Men's Sodality.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 345, Fort Recovery.


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