Former Celina resident Jack L. Donovan, 77, of Bellevue, Wash., died Feb. 8, 2006.
He was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Mercer County, to Roy L. and Frances Donovan. His wife, the former Martha Hollingshead, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, Jon (Cyndi) and Steve, all of Bellevue, and Dennis, Oregon; two daughters, Kimberly of Bellevue and Phyllis Jean (Roger) Moore, Kingman, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Andrew Snyder (Carl L.) of St. Marys; and a number of grandchildren.
A stepfather, Horton Booher, is deceased.
He served 21 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Burial with full military honors was at a national cemetery in Washington State.
Clifford L. Fisher, 82, 331 E. Fayette St., Celina, died at 5:05 p.m. March 9, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Celina, to Owen C. and Helen L. Walter Fisher. On May 6, 1944, he married Rita M. Braun who survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Barbara Huelskamp, Coldwater; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, David; a brother, Thomas; and two sisters, Frances Shady and Jeanne Fisher.
He retired from the former Mersman Furniture factory in Celina, where he had worked 45 1/2 years in the pattern sample department. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he had served 30 years as an usher, Knights of Columbus Council 1800, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1291 and the Loyal Order of Moose 1473. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and a former member of St. Marys Cemetery Board and AMVETS Post 91, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. Thomas Brenberger and Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Lando O. Franks, 86, 103 Garman Ave., Celina, died at 9:40 a.m. March 9, 2006, at his home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Mercer County, to William H. and Francina Mae Franklin Franks. On May 25, 1946, he married Mary A. Smart who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Virginia L. (Jerry) Miller, Celina; a stepsister, Helen Winkler, Wildwood, Fla.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two infant sons, a daughter, Cheryl Lynn; a sister, Bessie Stephenson; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Stephenson and Paul Winkler.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 210 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, both of Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Josephine Music Nedderman, 69, 17735 state Route 66, St. Marys, died at 4:39 a.m. March 10, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born July 7, 1936, in Bonnaza, Tenn., to Erman and Cora Webb Music. Her mother survives in Lima. On Feb. 17, 1956, she married Donald E. Nedderman who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dusty (Vickie) and Todd (Melinda), all of St. Marys; two daughters, Christina Caudill, Tennessee, and Lori (Scott) Adams, Celina; six brothers, Gene (Evelyn) Music, Wapakoneta, Gordon Music, Tennessee, Darrell (Diane) Music, Spencerville, Hank Music and Ted (Vickie) Music, all of Lima, and Bill (Betty) Music, Bellefontaine; seven sisters, Doris (Larry) Culp, Bellefontaine, Phyllis Anspach, Findlay, Nellie Music, Bonnie (Ken) Miller, Brenda (Darwin) Schoonover and Dori (Dan) White, all of Lima, and Macy (Don) McBride, Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Sharon Music, Lima; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A brother, Doug Music, and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Don Baker, are deceased.
She retired as a practical nurse in the home health field and was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia G. Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Richard "Dick" Stoker, 70, 05511 St. Marys-Kossuth Road, St. Marys, died at 7:24 p.m. March 9, 2006, at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in St. Marys, to Edward and Mary Goodwin Stoker. On Nov. 13, 1956, he married Alice T. Lawyer who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Bud of St. Marys; four daughters, Robin (James) Crews, Covington, Ga., Teresa, Tammy (Chris) Stein and Kelly (Larry) Freewalt, all of St. Marys; a sister, Marcella (John) Grim, Tocsin, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Leon, David and Bud, and a sister, Linda Miller.
He retired as a construction foreman from AFL-CIO Local 329 and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Private services will be at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Minster native Samuel Urban Wetzel, 77, of Aurora, died March 7, 2006, in North Royalton.
He was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Minster, to Urban and Neona Depweg Wetzel. His wife, the former Audrey Kemp, died March 7, 1991.
Surviving are three sons, Paul (Krista), Toledo, and Edward (Rose) and Raymond (Debbie), all of Cleveland; five daughters, Becky (Tom) Sawyer, North Royalton, Carrie (Mark) Kaminski, Georgia, Stephanie (Kevin) Toole, Lakewood, Marlene (Greg) Bloomfield, North Olmstead, and Gerri (Walt) Schautko, Mansfield; six brothers, Len, of Texas, Phil, of Dayton, David of Minnesota, and Tom, John and Gene, all of Columbus; four sisters, Mary Brown, Evonne Stechschulte and Marge Slonkosky, all of Minster, Bonnie Schmieder, Columbus, and Patty Young, St. Marys; 32 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A sister, Theresa Murnane, is deceased.
He worked in real estate in Maple Heights. He was a Minster High School and John Carrol University graduate.
Services were today at St. Wenceslas Catholic Church, Maple Heights. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.
Busch Funeral Home, Parma, handled arrangements.
Condolences can be sent at www.buschfuneral.com.