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Monday, January 16, 2006

Lloyd Bollenbacher

Lloyd Bollencher, 78, 122 Magnolia St., Celina, died at 11 p.m. Jan. 13, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born July 7, 1927, in Mercer County, to Victor and Martha Fahncke Bollenbacher. His wife of 58 years is Ruby Pond, who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Rick) Daily, Eaton, and Sharon (Mark) Frost, Columbiana; three brothers, Jerome (Ruth), Rockford, Don (Eileen) ,Rockford, and Clifford (Laurabel), Marion; a brother-in-law, Vernon Luginbill, Decatur, Ind.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister, Jane Luginbill.
   He retired from Dayton Power & Light, was a farmer and was part owner of Bollenbacher Drainage. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Rockford. He was a board member of Peoples Bank, Parkway School and Coldwater Village Council, served as Rockford Village Clerk and was on the Rockford Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the American Legion 210, Celina, and 32nd degree Masons.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Robert Liechty officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Bernice Geren

Bernice W. Geren, 95, former resident of 7274 state Route 197, Celina, died at 6:10 p.m. Jan. 16, 2006, at Celina Manor.
   She was born July 24, 1910, at Oak Shade, in Fulton County, to William and Minnie Wetherby Spangler.
   On June 19, 1929, she married Roy S. Geren, who died March 25, 1991.
   Survivors are two sons, Roy William A.,Wapakoneta, and Clarence Wayne, Celina; a daughter, Joyce A. of Celina; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Carl Spangler and Leon Spangler and three sisters, Florence Spangler, Myrtle Gordon and Gladis Minch McKenzie.
   She was co-owner of the former Geren's Master Market, Celina, and the former Geren Food Services of Columbus Grove. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina. She was a 50-plus-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 527, Columbus Grove, and a former member of Chapter 129, Continental. She was also a member of the SOROSIS Club, Continental.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jeff Smalley officiating. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ronald Henkle

Ronald E. Henkle, 70, 605 Woodlyn Drive, Decatur, Ind., died Jan. 14, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born June 14, 1935, in Elmore, to Darwin and Vonola Agler Henkle.
   Survivors are two sons, Anthony (Candace), Willshire, and Matthew (Wendi) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Gary of St. Marys; a sister, Marlene Humphry, Celina; and four grandchildren.
   He was a truck driver for Dallas Mavis. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 993 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1311, all of Decatur.
   Moose Memorial is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Heggard & Sefton Funeral Home. Burial is at Rockford Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Mooseheart.
   Condolences can be sent to www.haggardandsefton.com.

Viola Muhlenkamp

Viola O. Muhlenkamp, 81, 8058 state Route 49, Celina, died at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
   She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Philothea, to Theodore and Matilda Braun Homan. On April 15, 1950, she married Harold Muhlenkamp, who died Sept. 19, 1996.
   Survivors are a son, Rick (Diane) of Celina; three daughters, Janet (Terry) Carlson, of Denver, Colo., Judy Schmucker, Cincinnati, and Marilyn (Ken) Knapke, Maria Stein; four brothers, Vic (Esther) Homan, Philothea, Ed (Luella) Homan, Philothea, Tom (Helen) Homan, Coldwater, and Louis (Millie) Homan, Dayton; three sisters, Martina (Carl) Uhlenhake, St. Henry, Mary Lou (Ralph) Klopfenstein, St. Marys, and Helen (Richard) Trigg, Branson, Mo.; two sisters-in-laws., Bernie Homan, St. Henry, and Vera Homan, Minster; and seven grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Ray and Al Homan and a sister, Juliann Homan.
   She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its altar sodality.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Thomas Schnell

Thomas Spike Schnelle, 81, 05193 state Route 66, New Bremen, died at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
   He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in New Bremen, to August and Martha Bertke Schnelle. On April 19, 1947, he married Beverly Black who died Feb. 21, 2002.
   Survivors are a son, Craig (Susan) of New Bremen; two daughters, Sue (Jon) Belton, New Bremen, and LuAnne of Santa Clara, Calif.; a brother, Jack (Jean) of Fla.; two sisters, Pina Hogenkamp, Dayton, and Betty (Dana) Slattery, Ariz.; fathers and mothers-in-law, Steve (Beverly) Black, St. Marys, and Richard (Shirley) Black, Minster; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are his brother, Robert and a sister, Ruth Fullerton.
   He retired in 1991 after 26 years at the former STAMCO, New Bremen, where he was a machinist and general foreman of the shop. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and a graduate of New Bremen High School.
   Private family services will be held at a later date, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial of the cremated body will be in Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Contributions can be made to New Bremen Emergency Squad or the Arthritis Foundation.
   Arrangements are by Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.


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