Rhomane N. Bulcher, 86, of Elizabeth St., Russia, died the morning of Jan. 12, 2005, at his residence of natural causes.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Frenchtown, to Peter and Stella Goubeaux Bulcher. On June 28, 1949, in Osgood, he married Rose Mary Broerman Bulcher, who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, Patrick (Velma) of Bertha, Minn., Joseph (Sol), Versailles, Walter (Louise), Houston, Cletus (Bernice), Fort Loramie, and Alfred (Beth),Versailles; three daughters, Dorothy (William) Minnich, Ashland, Treva (Roger) Schulze, Huntsville, and Jeanette (Mark) Barga, North Star; two brothers, Francis (Esther) and Willard, all of Versailles; two sisters, Fredona Rethman, Versailles, and Lucille Danzig, Fort Loramie; a sister-in-law, Winnie of Versailles; 44 grandchildren; four step grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant daughter, Agnes; three brothers, Clarence, Orville and Robert Bulcher; three sisters, Florence Barga, Thelma Bulcher and Pauline Gigandet; and a step grandchild.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Technician 4th grade in the 94th Ordnance Motor Maintenance Company. He received four bronze stars and numerous medals for his service in Naples, Rome and the Northern Apennines.
He was a lifelong farmer and operated a farm weld shop. He was also employed at the Former Miller-Meteor, Piqua; Union City Body Company; Stolle Corporation, Sidney; and the Railroad. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church the Rev. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Mildred E. Schoelein Buschor, 93, Dayton, died Jan. 9, 2006, at Brighton Gardens, Centerville.
She was born June 14, 1912, in Coldwater, to John and Ceclia Lukon Schoelein. She married Rudy Bushor, who is deceased.
Survivors are a daughter, Pat (Don) Kremer, Kettering, and three grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, two sisters and a grandchild.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina.
Private family services were held at the convenience of the family with burial at St. Marys Cemetery.
Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, handled arrangements.
John C. Dine, 62, former resident of 10335 Hawkhurst Drive, Cincinnati, died at 5 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at Maplewood of Shane's Village, Rockford, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Celina, to William and Madonna Huerkamp Dine.
Survivors are a brother, Mark (Shirley) of Columbus; and two sisters, Mary (Larry) Wilson, St. Marys; and Nan Halton, Dayton.
Deceased is an infant sister, Julie Marie Dine.
He was a 1961 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and University of Dayton School of Engineering. He was an electrical engineer and formerly owned Queen City Electronics. He retired as the service manager of the Cincinnati Computer Store.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Cincinnati. He volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Charity Bike Ride. He was a Big Brothers and Red Cross volunteer. He was an amateur radio operator with the call letters WA8DFD and was a member of the Greater Cincinnati Area Radio Association, Amateur Radio Public Service Organization, Amateur Radio Relay League and the Cincinnati FM Club. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association and University of Dayton Alumni Association.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Anna Marie Irick, 77, former Mendon and Celina resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Fort Jennings, to Laverne and Coletta Kehres Brandehoff. On May 24, she married Boyd A. Irick, who died Jan. 8, 1973.
Survivors are a son-in-law, Ronald J. (Terry) Studer, Celina, and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a daughter, Linda A. Studer, who died Feb. 9, 1990.
She retired after 30 years of service at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 5713 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 210, both of Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard R. Riedel officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Cheryl Ann School, Celina.
Merle D. Moore, 83, 1117 Sunset Drive, Celina, died at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born July 1, 1922, in Warner, to John and Bessie Moore. He married Christine R. Raines, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Bonnie of Celina, Beverly (Steve) Baucher, Columbus, Barbara (Phil) Purtee, West Chester, Brenda (Dale) Eckard, Columbus, and Beth (Mike) Gillum, Coldwater; a brother, Floyd of Wellington; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Merle Dana Jr.; five brothers, Glen, Harold, Ray, Carl and Earl; and three sisters, Elsie, Edna and Erna.
He was a World War II Army sergeant. He retired from being self-employed, as a technician for Central Ohio Breeding Association Select Sires.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Stanley A. "Sam" Watts, 99, former resident of 8939 Mercer Road, Mendon, died at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2006, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
He was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Mendon, to Zelman Marcus and Edythe Upton Watts. On July 29, 1928, he married Lenore Hays, who died Jan. 6, 1970.
Survivors are a son, Willis (Carol) of Marion; two daughters, Joann (Don) Dudgeon, Mendon, and Helen (Dale) Stein, San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Wylie Watts; a great-grandson and a great-great-grandson.
He was a retired farmer and attended Mendon-Union High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.