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Monday, December 5, 2005

Willfred Boecker

Willfred B. Boecker, 88, 123 N. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 4, 2005, at his home.
   He was born July 29, 1917, in Minster, to Andrew W. and Celia Dorsten Boecker. On Sept. 23, 1940, he married Margaret Henning, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Jack (Reenie) of Dayton; a daughter, Susan (Jack) Durnbaugh, Dayton; a brother, Fred of Minster; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   He started working at his fathers meat market in 1929, in 1950 he became owner of Boecker's Market and he retired from there in 1980. He was a member of the St. Augustine Church, Minster, a life member of the Minster Civic Association, the Travelers Protective Association and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, all of Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice Care.

Cecelia Hurm

Cecelia "Sally" Hurm, 92, of St. Marys, died the evening of Dec. 3, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
   Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.

Gladys Rismiller

Gladys L. Rismiller, 86, formerly of North Star, died at 8:05 a.m. Dec. 3, 2005, at Briarwood Manor, Coldwater.
   She was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Patterson Township, Darke County, to Alva and Kathryn Bubeck Pitsenbarger. On Aug. 15, 1943, she married Wilbert Rismiller, who died March 24, 2001.
   Survivors are two daughters, Kathryn (Thomas) Vance, Port Clinton, and Paulette (Maurice) Bruening, St. Henry; a brother, Alva Pitsenbarger, Vandalia; two sisters, Mildred McEldowney and Marjorie McGreevy, both of Versailles; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are four brothers, Nolan, Wilmer, Herbert and Robert Pitsenberger.
   She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Star, and the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home and after 9:30 Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church handicap accessibility fund.
   Condolences can be sent to ohzeb@keymemories.com.

Evelyn Schallenberg

Evelyn Schalenberg, 74, of Celina, died Dec. 2, 2005.
   Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

Doyle Shreves

Spencerville resident, Doyle L. Shreves, 88, formerly of 8500 state Route 703 East, Celina, died at 2:15 a.m. Dec. 3, 2005, while a resident at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born May 20, 1917, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, the son of James and Danny Belle Baxter Shreves. His first two wives, Alma King and Dorothy Nell, both died. He married Lena Bailey, who survives in Wapakoneta.
   Also surviving are five sons, Clyde of Dallas, Texas, Clarence of Henrietta, Okla., Bill (Sue), Celina; W.L. Harrison, Lima; and Mike (Judy) Bailey, Wapakoneta; Patty (Bill) Enyart, Portland, Ind.; a brother, Pink Dee of Palmer, Texas; 31 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Jesse Wayne Shreves; three brothers, Arval, Thomas, and Elver and four sisters, Elizabeth, Frances, Berniece and Kana Shreves.
   He was a retired carpet mechanic and had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Roswell, N.M. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Venedocia and the Oddfellows, Spencerville.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Pete Calvert officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gregory Sipe

Gregory Lynn Sipe, 51, of Monroe, Ind., died at 10:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2005, at his sisters residence, Van Wert, following an extended illness.
   He was born June 2, 1954, in Decatur, Ind., to Robert L. and Alice L. Gilpin Sipe, who survive in Willshire.
   Also surviving are a son, Bryan R. Sipe, Mendon; a brother, R. Steve (Beatriz) of Apple Valley, Calif.; and three sisters, Pam K. Osborn, Van Wert, Linda J. (Chuck) Owens, Hesperia, Calif, and Kim R. (Larry) Dailey, Decatur, Ind.
   Deceased are a sister, Connie S. Miller, who died in 1992.
   He was a machinist for Alliance Winding Equipment, Fort Wayne, Ind. for 12 years and was employed by General Electric of Decatur and Fort Wayne, Ind. for 18 years. He was a member of Cross United Church of Christ, Berne, Ind. He graduated in 1973 from Parkway High School and also was a graduate of Vantage Adult Vocational School.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be at Mt. Hope (Willard) Cemetery, Berne, Ind.
   Calling is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Adams County community Foundation-Cancer Fund or the Van Wert Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice.
   Condolences can be made at www.zwickjahn.com.


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