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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Juanita Hoverman

Juanita M. Hoverman, 83, of Celina, died this morning March 30, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   Services are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.

Rudolph Link

Rudolph J. Link, 80, of Saint Henry, died March 28, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born April 14, 1925, in Carthagena, to Charles and Anna Wuebker Link. In June 1947, he married Lucille Wolters, who died in May 1949. On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Mary C. Schlueter, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Marvin (Carol), Golden Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Karen, Coldwater, and Janice (Richard) Webb, Akron; three brothers, Elmer (Phyllis), Coldwater, and Aloys (Cleopha) and Lawrence (Wilma), all of Fort Recovery; three sisters, Edna (Eugene) Reinhard, Plainfield, Ind., Marilyn (Eugene) Fullenkamp, Decatur, Ind., and Sister M. Adelaide Link, Chinle, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister, Sister Jean Link.
   He retired in 1988 after 34 years in welding at Avco New Idea and then for 11 years he was a security guard at Cooper Farms, St. Henry. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a member of it's Men's Holy Name Society and the St. Lawrence Men's Sodality of St. Aloysius Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II and a member of the Coldwater High School class of 1944. He was a past president of the Knights of St. John, Maria Stein, the Uniform Rank and Noble Degree, and a member of American Legion Post 470 and Coldwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, both of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, in Carthagena. The Legion and V.F.W. posts shall conduct military honors
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Condolences can be made at hogenkampfh.com.

Walter Minch

Walter C. Minch, 82, 262 W. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 7:35 a.m. March 29, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born June 3, 1923, in Celina, to Michael and Antionette Feipel Minch. On June 3, 1950, he married Mary Ann Langenkamp, who died July 17, 1993.
   Survivors are two sons, Walt (Jean), New Bremen, and Rick (Nancy), Asheville, N.C.; two daughters, Becky (Steve) Simcoe and Connie Good, all of St. Henry; three sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Caldwell, St. Marys, and Clara Minch and Helen Steele, both of Celina; two sisters-in-law, Wahneta and Emily, both of Celina; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Rodney and Ronnie; four brothers, Louis, Jack, Harold and Rudy; and a son-in-law, Bob Good.
   He retired from Avco New Idea and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 648, St. Henry.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Ruth Myers

Ruth E. Myers, 90, 525 East Livingston St., Celina, died at 11:11 a.m. March 24, 2006, at Roseville Sutter Hospital, Roseville, Calif.
   She was born May 15, 1915, in Circleville, to Leo and Elizabeth Moore Henderson. On Sept. 16, 1940, she married David M. Myers, who died Sept. 26, 1996.
   Survivors are three sons, David, Roseville, Kerry, Tampa, Fla., and Daniel (Jill), Celina; a daughter, Patricia (Nick) Kobe, Valencia, Calif.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Deceased are a daughter, Catherine Myers, and a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and (Margaret) Henderson
   She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473, Celina, Shawnee Country Club, Lima, and the Dayton Racket Club. She was active in the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
   Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger, officiating.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

Jerome Schafer

"Jerry" Jerome Anthony Schafer, 84, of Versailles Road, Russia, died at 1:32 a.m. March 29, 2006, following a sudden illness.
   He was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Fort Loramie, to Frank and Josephine Riethamn Schafer. On May 28, 1949, in St. Anthony, he married Doris Ann Muhlenkamp, who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Daniel (Toni), Houston, and Michael (Ola), Neal (Dottie) and Jeffrey (Cheryl), all of Russia; three sisters, Emma Grilliot, Piqua, Dorothy (Romie) Buehler, McCartyville, and Virginia (Joe) Brandewie, Minster; a brother-in-law, Jack Siler, Pleasant Hill; a sister-in-law, Marty, Fort Loramie; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Elmer, Ben and Joe; four sisters, Iren Monnin, Clara Harris, Madella Goldschmidt, Velma Siler and an infant, Alvina Schafer.
   He was a retired dairy farmer and founded the Schafer Bulk Milk Hauling Service in 147 with his sons. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Macon, a 1940 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and a member of the St. Remy Catholic Church. He was also a member of St. Remy Catholic War Veterans, Knights of Columbus Council 3890, St. Remy, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347, Versailles.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with full military honors by the church war veterans.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to the charity of donor's choice.

Fred Willman

Lee "Fred" Frederick Willman, 48, former resident of Fort Recovery, died March 21, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas, following an extended illness.
   He was born March 8, 1958, in Portland, Ind., to Henry and Delores Linder Willman, who are deceased.
   Survivors are a brother, Don (Pat), Portland; and two sisters, Karen (Mel) Bertke, Fort Recovery, and Vicki Hoying, Portland, Ind.
   He was a systems analyst at U.S.A.A., an insurance company in San Antonio.
   Arrangements were by Simplicity Funeral Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.
   Private services will be held later at the convience of the family


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