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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Vernon Brockman

Vernon E. "Butch" Brockman, 82, 117 E. Broadway St., Fort Recovery, died at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born March 21, 1923, in Maria Stein, to Henry Brockman and Anna Hasselman. On June 16, 1948, he married Lillian Lennartz, who survives in Fort Recovery.
   Also surviving are a son, Kenneth of Columbus; a daughter, Kim (Todd) Platt, Cleveland; a brother, Cy (Betty Jean) of Fort Recovery; and second stepmother, Mattie of Dayton.
   Deceased is first stepmother, Mary Wenning Brockman.
   He was employed by the former St. Clair Mills, Fort Recovery, and was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 345 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, both of Fort Recovery. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Fort Recovery American Legion Post 345.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Ann Leopard

Dayton native, Mary Ann Leopard, 79, 161 John St., St. Henry, died at 7:25 a.m. Dec. 28, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born April 19, 1926, in Dayton, to Ferdinand and Leona Knapke Heuing. On June 26, 1948, she married John J. Leopard, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, John A. and Kevin (Linda), all of Dayton; four daughters, Linda (Irvin) Buckingham, Dayton, Mary (Gerald) Vagedes, Coldwater, and Karen (William) Dysert and Nancy (Scott) Froning, all of St. Henry; three sisters, Ida (Jerome) Boeckman, Dayton, Jean (Harold) Borgerding, Fort Recovery, and Margie Fleck, St. Sebastian; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Heuing, Russia; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Melvin Heuing; and five sisters, Alice Leopard, Dorothy Tobe, Edna Koester, Norma Huber and Leona A. Heuing (infancy).
   She worked with Marianist Mission, Dayton, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2800 and Bingo Club, Dayton.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will be at St. Henry Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10:10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Betty Shindeldecker

Betty Shindeldecker, 84, formerly of 440 Touvelle St., Celina, died at 12:03 p.m. Dec. 28, 2005, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   Arrangements are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.

Jeanne Shuster

Jeanne C. Shuster, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 a.m. Dec. 28, 2005, at Wapakoneta Manor.
   She was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Wapakoneta, to Harry and Helen Blume Van Skiver. On March 24, 1945, she married Omer Shuster, who died March 9, 1994.
   Survivors are a son, Fred (Linda) of Celina; a daughter, Bette (Todd) Irick, Wapakoneta; a brother, Robert (Nancy) Van Skiver, Wapakoneta; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Deceased are a sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Paul) Zeits.
   She was a homemaker and worked with Fisher Cheese Co., Wapakoneta. She later retired from Westinghouse Corp., Lima. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Aerie 691 Auxiliary, all of Wapakoneta.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial is to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church or St. Rita's Hospice.


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