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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Elizabeth Pax

Elizabeth "Betty" Pax, 69, 319 N. 17th St., Decatur, Ind., died Feb. 9, 2006, at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
   She was born March 5, 1936, in Fort Recovery to Ben and Catherine Bruns Timmerman. On April 27, 1957, she married Roman J. Pax, who died June 7, 2005.
   Surviving are two sons, Anthony Pax of Highland Village, Texas, and Dennis Pax of Portland, Ind.,; two daughters, Bonnie (Kurt) Gillen of Lamberville, Mich., and Joyce Babb of Decatur; two sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Pax of St. Henry and Rita Wendel of St. Anthony; and eleven grandchildren.
   She retired in 1997 from C.T.S in Berne. She attended Fort Recovery High School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Alter Rosary Sodality, Jay County Homemakers Club. She
   Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Marty Sandhage officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.
   Calling is 12-4 p.m. at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with a scripture service at 4 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.

Geraldine Roediger

Geraldine E. Roediger, 93, 5303 Lock Two Rd., New Bremen, died at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
   She was born July 4, 1912, in New Knoxville, to George and Sarah Holtkamp Fledderjohann. On March 30, 1922, she married Elmer W. Roediger, who died May 18, 2001.
   Survivors are two sons, Carl Roediger and Gene (Grace) Roediger, both of New Bremen; a sister, Vivian (Calvin) Elshoff of Lake City, Fla.; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Melba Roediger; two brothers, Cervanus Elmer and Raymond Fledderjohann; two sisters, Norma Kettler and Adelma Warner and two great grandchildren;
   She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville.
   Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Mitch Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9:30 a.m until services Tuesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Church Radio Fund or the New Bremen Emergency Squad.

Dale Schwinnen

Dale J. Schwinnen, 60, 418 Elm St., Celina, died Feb. 9, 2006, at his home.
   He was born July 26, 1945, in Paulding to Nelson and Emma Giesken Schwinnen. His mother survives in Delphos.
   Also surviving are a sister, Mary (Robert) Beer, Decatur, Ind.; a foster brother, John A. "Tony" Michael, Delphos; the mother of his children, Rena Stewart, Celina, and two grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Adam Schwinnen and Michael Schwinnen.
   He was employed as a factory worker at New Idea, Coldwater and Crown Equipment, New Bremen and was a member of the United Steel Workers of America.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.


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