Robert Bower, 89, of Rockford, died at 9:46 a.m. Jan. 17, 2006, at a local nursing home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Monroeville, Ind., to Ralph J. and Helen Meese Bower. On June 30, 1951, he married Betty Jane Kesterson, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Paul of Hoagland, Ind., and Jim of Devine, Texas; and two sisters, Dorothy Faurote, Decatur, Ind., and Bette Eads, Boca Raton, Fla.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and worked at International Harvester as an office processor until retirement. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.
M. Joan Boyer Burt, 77, of Elmview, died at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 19, 2006 at her home.
She was born July 22, 1928, in Waynesfield to Clair Roger and Margaret Beryl Swartz Gossard. On June 30, 1946, she married John Boyer, who died Sept. 29, 1982. On Oct. 3, 1992, she married John I. Burt, who died June 14, 2002.
Surviving are a son, Ronald C. (Vicky) Boyer of Wapokoneta; three daughters, Sharyn D. (Ronnie L.) Cox of Whitesburg, Ga., Nancy J. (Larry D.) Cox of Lima and Debra S. (Greg) Richeson of Spencerville; a step-daughter, Judy (Dave) Garrison of Lima; five brothers, Clair Roger (Jeanette) Gossard of Delphos, Thomas (Joan) Gossard of Lima, Lewis (Norma) Gossard and Robert (Helen) Gossard of Lima and Jerry (Sylvia) Gossard of Cridersville; two sisters, Ruth Gossard of Lima and Sue Ackerman (Jerry) Black of Palm City, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Boyer of Spencerville and Betty Bowsher of Spencerville; special friend, Harold Wolff of Lima;13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Deceased is a great grandchild.
She worked at the former Porter Music Store, Johnson Gift Store and Lazaraus Store all in Lima. She was a member of the Plum Street Bible Church in Wapokneta. She was a 1946 graduate of Spencerville High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Rex Schrolucke and her son, Rev. Ronald Boyer, officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Plum Street Bible Church.
Oregon, Ohio, native, Myron Edwin "Ed" Now, 84, of Klamath Falls, Ore., died Jan. 5, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Oregon, to Dee and Marie Felver Now. On Aug. 7, 1943, he married Marjorie Catherine Woerl, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Eddie (Gloria) of Lakeview, and Garry (Janet) of Valleyford, Wash.; two sisters, Anita (Boyd) Granger, Celina, and Mary (Dave) Schneider, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Steven and a brother, Dean.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his 29 years of military service, he was stationed in Germany, Japan, Iceland and Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel from the Air Force while stationed at Kingsley Field in Oregon.
Services were January 10, 2006, at Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Ken Morton officiated.
Full military honors were provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Pelican Post 1383 and volunteers from the Marine Corps League.
Cremation is by Pyramid Cremation, Klamath Falls.
Dorothy Prueter, 85, 2 Eastmoor Court, New Bremen, died at 9:34 p.m. Jan. 19, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
She was born July 25, 1920, in Bellvue, Ohio, to Chester and Elsie (Kitchen) Zent. On Sept. 11, 1964, she married Paul Prueter, who died July 14, 1994.
Surviving are one son, Berl Cattell of Chicago, III.; two brothers-in-law, Gib (Jean) Prueter of New Knoxville and Don Prueter of New Knoxville; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Wayne) Bambauer of New Knoxville and Dorothy Prueter of New Knoxville.
Deceased is a brother, Lester Zent.
She worked at Copeland Corporation in Sidney as a manager of corporate travel and entertainment until retirement. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville and was a 1937 graduate of Findlay High School.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, the Rev. Mitch Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Calling is 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society.
John B. Knuefner, 53, 32 1/2 N. Hanover St., Minster, died at 4:55 a.m. Jan. 19, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He was ill for one week, death was due to natural causes.
He was born July 16, 1952, in Sidney, to Clarence and Elvira Gudorf Knuefner.
Survivors are two brothers, Fred (Dorene) of Schaumburg, Ill., and Tom of Hanover Park, Ill.; and a sister, Nancy Roger Wyant, Findlay.
He was a Vietnam War veteran with the U.S. Marines Air Wing Division. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and a 1970 graduate of Minster High School.
Services are 7 p.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Calling is after 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Anna M. Schuh, 94, former Fort Recovery resident, died at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 19, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Carthagena, to Henry and Anna Brockman Eyink. On Nov. 21, 1931, she married Leo Schuh, who died Oct. 28, 1995.
Survivors are a daughter, Elaine (Paul) Mueller, New Weston; a son-in-law, Edward Obringer, Fort Recovery; a daughter-in-law, Barbara of Greenville; 18 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Wilfred Schuh; a daughter, Dorothy Obringer; two brothers, Edward and Clarence Eyink; four sisters, Monica Wuebker, Florentine Huber, Bernadette Sommers and Alvina Borgerding; and two great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Sharpsburg, and its altar sodality. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Circle, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Wake service is 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by a Daughters of Isabella Prayer Service.