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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sierra Albers

Sierra Renee Albers, 7, 7999 Cisco Road, Sidney, died at 11:55 a.m. Feb. 12, 2006, in the emergency room at Wilson Hospital, Sidney. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born March 9, 1998, in Troy, to Jeff and Shelly Treon Albers. Her parents; two brothers, Jared and Logan; and a sister, Cassidy, survive.
   Also surviving are grandparents, Ronald and Luella, Fort Loramie, and Dave and Rosie Treon, Falcon, Mo.; and a great-grandmother, Alma Treon, Versailles.
   Deceased are an uncle, Rick Albers and a cousin, Megan Holthaus.
   She was a first grader at Fort Loramie Elementary School in Ellen Wehrman's class. She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and a special wish recipient to Disney World.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Special Wish Foundation.

Olen Deitsch

Former Celina and Rockford resident, Olen "Oat" Ordale Deitsch, 90, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Feb. 11, 2006.
   He was born May 13, 1915, in Liberty Twp., to Henry and Anna Alt Deitsch. On Aug. 6, 1937, he married Minnie Boneta Snyder, who died in September 2003.
   Survivors are four daughters, Sue Ellen, Judy (Jim) Sherron, and Cindy, all of Fort Wayne, and Joyce (Richard) Fishel, San Dimas, Calif.; a brother, Bob, Guyton, Ga.; a grandchild; a stepgrandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Bess Fox; three brothers, Glenn, Vilas and Donald; and a stepgrandchild.
   He retired from Penn Central Railroad and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
   Services will be private at the family's convenience.
   Arrangements are with Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fort Wayne.

Charles Doenges

Celina native, Charles Wilber Doenges, 67, Colon, died Feb. 12, 2006, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
   He was born July 6, 1938, in Celina, to Wilbur and Marcella Neiter Doenges. On Sept. 10, 1960, he married Edith P. Smart, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tim (Paula) and Brian; and a daughter, Lanell (Kevin) Main, all of Colon; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
   Deceased is a sister, Linda Runkel.
   He graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School and was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany from 1957 to 1960. He owned the Colon Bait and Tackle Store; Colon Deli Mart and Mendon Deli Mart Inc. He previously worked at St. Marys Foundry and the former Kirsch Company, Sturgis, Mich. He did fishing reports for WOWO Radio Station, Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Coldwater Radio Station. He was a member of the Colon Township Fisherman Association and the former Colon Jaycees.
   Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Schipper Funeral Home Ltd., Colon, the Rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Private burial of cremains will take place at a later date.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Colon Rescue Squad.


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