Edward C. Seger Sr., 85, 7320 state Route 705, Sidney, died at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 20, 2005, at his residence of an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 27, 1920, on the farm where he passed away, to Joseph and Cecilia Wuebker Seger. On June 10, 1950, he married Charlene Dwyer, who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, Joseph (Diane) of Fort Loramie, Edward Jr. (Jody) of McCartyville, Kenneth (Janice) of Minster, Thomas of Sidney, and Daniel (Yvonne) of Sidney; two daughters, Therese (Steve) Homan, St. Sebastian, and Marian (Gary) Spicer, McCartyville; a sister, Esther of Fort Loramie; two brothers-in-law, Robert Gray of Arizona, and Richard Middendorf, Fort Loramie; four sisters-in-law, Mary of Fort Loramie, Bertha of Yorkshire, Rita of Fort Loramie, and Mary Ann of Minster; and 29 grandchildren.
Deceased are three infant daughters; five brothers, Carl, Henry, Fred, Jerome and Urban; four sisters, Edna Frazier, Marie Niekamp, Florence Gray and Irma Middendorf; and a grandchild.
He was a retired farmer, a McClean Township Zoning officer and was on the Fort Loramie Board of Education for 16 years where he served as vice president for 14 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Church and its parish council, Fort Loramie. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Italy, and a member of the American Legion Post 355, Fort Loramie, where he served as post commander, a firing squad member and a charter member of the Chicken Fryers. He also was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and Upper Valley Joint Vocational School Steering Committee.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery. Full military honors at the graveside are by the Fort Loramie American Legion.
Calling is 2-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Fort Loramie Education Foundation or Community Foundation of Shelby County Senior Independence.
Richard "Dick" Walls, 74, of Akron, died Dec. 18, 2005.
He was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Fort Recovery, to Hugh and Doris Bryan Walls. His wife of 45 years, Bette Joann survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dale (Karla) and Rick (Pamela) Hollis; five daughters, Rebecca, Deborah (Rex) Todhunter, Cindy (Dan) Ede, Linda and Judy Fryer; two sisters, Pat (Buck) Mays and Carol (Bob) Hart; and 13 grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Thomas and a grandson.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 35 years of service. He was an All American basketball player at Miami University of Ohio, where they retired his jersey in 1995. He also played basketball for three years with the Goodyear Wingfoots.
Calling is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 28, 2005, at Billow Fairlawn Chapel, Akron. Cremation has taken place.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.