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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Helen Bergman

Helen E. Bergman, 65, 595 S. Sunset Drive, Piqua, died at 7:08 a.m. March 8, 2006, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born March 18, 1940, in Berea, Ky., to Shirley and Bessie Powell Huff. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married James G. Bergman Sr., who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, James G. Jr. (Rhonda), Troy; two daughters, Peggy (Randy) Wyerick, Celina, and Shirley K. (Mark) Herron, Piqua; a sister, Wanda (Nelson) Apple, Covington; six grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
   Deceased are two sisters, Beulah Huff and Ruby Morris.
   She was an employee of the Piqua Wal-Mart store and previously worked for the Evenflo Company and Piqua Pizza Supply Co. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
   Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, the Rev. Jay D. Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Forest hills Cemetery, Vandalia.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.
   Condolences can be made at www.jamiesonandyannucci.com.

Arthur Bruns

Arthur Bruns, 86, 7407 state Route 119, St. Rose, died March 8, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Coldwater, to Fred J. and Louise Bertke Bruns. On June 6, 1946, he married Genevieve Georges, who died May 28, 2001.
   Survivors are three daughters, Emily, Dayton, Dolores (Bill) Starr, Celina, and Janie (Phil) Luebke, Maria Stein; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Ermin and a sister-in-law, Erma.
   For 35 years he worked for Matt Schwieterman Inc., Coldwater. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and their men's Holy Name Society. He also did maintenance at the church and was a part owner of Bruns Brothers Grocery, St. Rose. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was a member of the Operating Engineers of Ohio and a 60-year member and past commander of the American Legion Post 571, Maria Stein.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Harry Cavanaugh and Milton Ballor officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
   Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart and Home Health.
   Condolences can be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.

Robert Cook

Robert E. "Jack" Cook, 80, of Spencerville, died at 4:06 p.m. March 7, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, following a two-car accident at the corners of Acadia Road and state Route 81, north of Spencerville.
   He was born April 9, 1925, in Lima, to Mahlon and Clarice Kunkleman Cook. On Sept. 25, 1943, he married Ruth E. Patrick, who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Katie (Louis) Cotterman, Spencerville, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   He retired in 1987 from testing animal feeds for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He also worked for various feed mills and elevators.
   He was a 1943 graduate of Spencerville High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a radio operator in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Spencerville United Church of Christ, Bowersock Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 and Harry J. Reynolds American Legion Post 191, of Spencerville, and a 50-year member of Free & Accepted Masons Acadia Lodge 306 and Royal Arch Masons Spencerville Chapter 169.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Ronald L. Shifley officiating. Burial will follow at the Spencerville cemetery with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
   Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Roselawn Manor Activities Fund or to the Spencerville Emergency Medical Services.

Lola Lammers

Lola Howe Lammers, 90, 205 S. West St., New Knoxville, died at 11:26 a.m. March 8, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born June 19, 1915, near Kettlersville, to Lewis and Malinda Altoff Howe. On June 19, 1935, she married Silas O. Lammers, who died May 21, 2005.
   Survivors are a son, Dennis (Marlene), New Knoxville; three daughters, Karen (Robert) Wisenborn, Celina, and Sandra (David) Berlet and Diane (Tom) Fledderjohann, all of New Knoxville; a brother, Frederick Howe, Wapakoneta; four sisters; Mildred Shellenberger, New Knoxville, Opal White, Sidney, Gloria Elsass, Sidney and Virginia Fullenkamp, Bucyrus; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister Marie Billing.
   She was a homemaker and graduate of Anna High School. She was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Kettlersville, and of the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville. She was a member of the Women's Guild, taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir.
   She was a member of a Farm Bureau Advisory Council, a past 4-H leader, a Washington Township poll worker for 36 years, and a Joint Township District Mememorial Hospital volunteer since inception. She sang in the New Knoxville Community Singers, and was a member of the New Knoxville Historical Society, Order of the Eastern Star 119, St. Marys, and the local Platt Deutsch group.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Heritage Room of the church with Eastern Star services at 8 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to the church radio fund or the historical society.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.

Bernard Vonder haar

Bernard L. "Ben" Vonder Haar, 77, a resident of Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina, died at 12:15 a.m. March 8, 2006, at the nursing home.
   He was born July 7, 1928, in Fort Recovery, to Otto and Blanche Shumaker Vonder Haar.
   Survivors are three sons; four daughters; a sister, Margaret (Louis) Fiely, Greenville; and several grandchildren.
   He was a retired school teacher. He was a 1946 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and the University of Dayton and received his masters degree from Ohio State University. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Coldwater, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. He was a former member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Contributions can be made to Foundations Behavior Health Services, Celina.

Valerie Wilder-Laug

Valerie A. Wilder-Laug, 71, 1208 Fenway Drive, Celina, died at 7:56 p.m. March 8, 2006, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   Funerl arrangements are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.


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