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Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Dolores Beuhler

Dolores M. Buehler, 85, 51 W. Chestnut St., Burkettsville, died at 5:35 a.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Deacon Carl Franzer

Deacon Carl C. Franzer, 84, 8532 Superior Drive, Maria Stein, died at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at his home.
   He was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Carthagena, to William and Elizabeth Hess Franzer. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Marian Budde who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Nick (Mary), of Troy, John (Pat), Tipp City, Jim (Julie), West Carrollton, and Mark, Celina; three daughters, Margie (Larry) Wuebker, Fort Loramie, Pat (Larry) Benanzer, Versailles, and Jean (Bill) Garman, Maria Stein; a daughter-in-law, Pam, St. Henry; three sisters, Mildred Wente, Minster, Esther Jutte, Coldwater, and Norma Knapke, Cranberry Prairie; a sister-in-law, Nell, Coldwater; and 14 grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Leander, Romie and Barney; a sister, Mary Guggenbiller; four brothers-in-law, Jerome Wente, Mark Knapke, Werner Jutte and Tony Guggenbiller; and two sisters-in-law, Alvina and Letty.
   He retired from AVCO New Idea, Coldwater, and was ordained a deacon June 20, 1987, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati.
   He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister, CCD teacher and an adult Mass server, the Men's Sodality, Knights of St. John Commandary 313 and its Uniform Rank, the Adoration Guild and a member and past commander of American Legion Post 571, all of Maria Stein. He was a former member of the Mercer County Hospice Board, Mercer County Community Hospital Board of Volunteers, Mercer County Crippled Children and Adults Board, the Community Hospital Chaplaincy Board and the St. Peter Center for Neurological Development Board. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a communion distributor at Community Hospital and Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Revs. Kenneth Schroeder and Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Maria Stein Legion.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Bernard Fullenkamp

Celina native, Bernard I. Fullenkamp, 68, of Plant City, Fla., died at 6:36 a.m. Feb. 22 2006 at his residence.
   He was born April 27, 1937, in Celina, to Leo and Francis Schul Fullenkamp. He married Mary Fullenkamp, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Leo (Trivina) and Mike (Helen); three daughters, Cindy Moyer, Lisa (Robert) Lancaster and Angela (Dennis) Brown; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. today at St. Clement Catholic Church, Plant City, the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Burial is at Florida National Cemetery.
   Calling was Monday at Wells Memorial Chapel.
   Contributions can be made to My Brother's Keeper at St. Clement Catholic Church or Pregnancy Care Center, Plant City.

Francis Meiring-Borgerding

North Star native and former Coldwater resident, Francis C. Meiring-Borgerding, 98, died at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at Versailles Health Care Center.
   She was born March 2, 1907, in North Star, to Nicholas and Clara Bulcher Subler. On April 17, 1928, she married Romie Meiring, who is deceased.
   Survivors are a brother, Edward Subler, Versailles; a daughter-in-law, Bernie Meiring, Celina; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   Deceased are a son, Harold; and three sisters, Jose Bey, Marcella Monnin and Mildred McEldowney.
   She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Louis Cemetery, North Star.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
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Bernard Riethman

Bernard A. Riethman, 81, 13761 state Route 29, McCartyville, died at 9:52 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born June 20, 1924, in McCartyville, to Joseph and Agnes Prenger Riethman. On June 28, 1947, he married Marie Elking Riethman, who survives.
   Also surviving are seven daughters, Irene (Jim) Heilers, St. Marys, Barbara (Tom) Meyer, Minster, Karen (Timothy) Tebbe, Houston, Juanita (Luois) Niekamp, McCartyville, and Betty (Dennis) Marchal, Rosann (Daniel) Eilerman and Christina (Dan) Meyer, all of Fort Loramie; two sisters, Ceclia Eyink, St. Henry, and Lorena (Clarence) Heitkamp, McCartyville; a son-in-law, Richard Harting, Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Alvina Riethman, Maria Stein; 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Clarence and Ray; two sisters, Marcella Pleiman and Dorothy Harting; and a grandchild.
   He was a farmer, electrician and plumber. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville. He was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus 5239, McCartyville. For 15 years he was the district deputy and for eight years he was the area program director of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past faith navigator of the St. Gasper Del Bufalo Assembly 4th Degree Lodge 2158, Minster, and was on the Knights of Columbus bass masters team.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Brad Meyer Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund.

Steven Schweiger

Steven Schweiger, 45, 03148 state Route 219, New Bremen, died at 4 p.m. Feb. 5, 2006, at the Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, of natural causes.
   He was born Feb. 10, 1960, in Margaretville, N.Y, to Werner and Margot Bindig Schweiger. His mother survives in Palm Coast, Fla. On October 20, 1984, he married Marian L. Armstrong, who survives near New Bremen.
   He was a 1978 graduate of the Onteora High School, New York and attended college for two years, studying chemical engineering. For the past seven years he was an engineering manager at Copeland Corp., Sidney.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating.
   Contributions can be made to cancer research, the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program.


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