Dolores M. Buehler, 85, 51 W. Chestnut St., Burkettsville, died at 5:35 a.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born March 26, 1920, in Burkettsville, to John and Mary Dierkers Heinrichs. On May 3, 1941, she married Elmer C. Buehler, who died March 29, 1991.
Survivors are a son, Ted Buehler, Plainfield, Ind.; three daughters, Joan (Mark) Nerderman, New Albany, and Mary Lou (Jerry) Kramer and Dian (Dan) Kaiser, all of Fort Recovery; a brother, Carl (Marge) Heinrichs, Dayton; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Virgina; three brothers, Harold, Norbert and Greg Heinrichs; and four sisters, Anna Feltz, Veronica Barga, Gertrude Heinrichs and Marcella Groff.
She was owner of the former Barga IGA, Burkettsville. She was a member of the St. Bernards Catholic Church, Burkettsville and its ladies guild.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m Thursday and 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A wake service is 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Susan Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Former Cranberry Prairie resident, Rita C. Brockman, 82, Briarwood Manor, Coldwater, died at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at the nursing home.
She was born Aug. 5, 1923, in Maria Stein, to John and Mary Luebke Stucke. On Aug. 3, 1946, she married Serenus Brockman, who survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are three sons, Kenneth and Daniel, both of Celina, and David (Barbara), Rossburg; two sisters, Sally Heitkamp, Maria Stein, and Henrietta Dirksen, Osgood; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five sisters, Alvina Hemmelgarn, Liz Rethman, Maria Rethman, Rose Albers, and Ann Stucke.
She was a homemaker and member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie. She was a member of the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
North Star native and former Coldwater resident, Frances 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.
Condolences can be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Ernest I. Nolan Jr., 89, 905 Hawthorne Drive, St. Marys, died at 12:22 a.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Muncie, Ind., to Ernest and Hazel Younger Nolan. On Sept. 3, 1938, he married Beulah M. Schwieterman who died March 3, 1999.
Survivors include a son, Ernest I. 111 (Florence), Northville, Mich.; a son-in-law, William Holtzhauer, St. Marys; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Carol Holtzhauer.
He was a retired federal government employee of the Tank Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, High Street Chapel, St. Marys.
Orrin Paul, formerly of 17600 E. Shelby Road, New Bremen, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.
Celina native, Brent Matthew Puthoff, 46, of Wirtz, Va., died Feb. 5, 2006, at his residence of cancer.
He was born Feb. 24, 1959, in Celina, to Larry and Barbara Lennartz Puthoff.
Survivors are four sons, Tim Pollack, Wirtz, Jesse, Ariz., Joseph, Wirtz and Travis, Rocky Mount, Va.; two daughters, Heather Applegate, Celina, and Alexandra Puthoff, Rocky Mount; four brothers, Larry, Mark, James and John; former wife, Rebecca Pollack, Rocky Mount; and two grandchildren.
He was a truck driver and member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Rocky Mount.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Joe Dillon officiating. At his request the body was donated to the University of Virginia Medical Center, cancer research.
Contributions can be made to the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Rocky Mount.
Patricia A. Topp, 78, 322 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 9:12 a.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at her home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in New Knoxville, to Walter and LaVerne Waterman McCollum. On June 4, 1949, she married Warren E. Topp who died Oct. 9, 1997.
Survivors are two sons, Dale (Karen), Anna, and Jerry, New Bremen; two daughters, Karen Lewis, Mesa, Ariz., and Judy (Steve) Borges, Minster; a brother, William (Ann) McCollum, New Bremen; three sisters, Sue Shockney and Virginia (Thomas) Braun, all of New Bremen, and Janice (Don) Vogelwede, New Haven, Ind.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Jack McCollum.
She worked for 25 years at the former Wint's Restaurant in New Bremen. A 1945 graduate of New Bremen High School, she was a member of the former Zion Church, New Bremen.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Area Life Squad or the American Lung Association.
Esther A. Tostrick, 93, 07513 New Bremen-New Knoxville Road, New Bremen, died at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 7, 2006 at St. Marys Living Center where she had been a resident for the past year.
She was born May 23, 1912, in St. Marys Township, to John Edward and Anna Thees Thielk. On June 6, 1934, she married Wilson C. Tostrick, who died Feb. 28, 1980.
Survivors are two sons, William (Barbara) and the Rev. John (Karen), all of New Bremen; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, William; and four sisters, Hilda Thielk, Emma Knatz, Marian Gottschalk and Eda Schudark.
A 1930 graduate of McBroom High School, St. Marys, she received her teaching degree from Capital University, Columbus, in 1932. She taught in area schools and worked with her husband on their dairy farm.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, taught Sunday school for 25 years, served on the funeral lunch committee and was a member of the Christian Service Guild and its circles. She also was a member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Patricia Minnich officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be directed to the church memorial fund, the New Bremen Senior Citizens or to the donor's choice.
Carl F. Westerbeck, 91, formerly of Botkins, died at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 7, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Shelby County, to Charles and Amanda May Westerbeck.
Survivors are a sister Clara (Don) Griewe, New Bremen, and several nephews and nieces.
Deceased are two brothers, Wilson and Elmer; and three sisters, Lavera Graff, Lucille Pleiman and Mildred Westerbeck.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen. He was an honorary member of the Kettlersville/Van Buren Township Fire Department. A lifelong farmer , he was employed by Van Buren Township were he had grated and mowed along township roadways.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at Schwaberow Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be directed to the Kettersville/Van Buren Township Fire Department.