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Monday, April 17, 2006

Kay Acheson

Willshire native Kay Acheson, 69, of Elkhart, Ind., died at 1 p.m. April 15, 2006, at her residence.
   She was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Willshire, to Dale and Opal Jones Clouse. On Dec. 19, 1954, she married James Edward Acheson, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, James, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Douglas, Lebanon, Ind.; three daughters, Christine (David) Marshall, Savannah, Ga., Pamela (Al) Heims, Middlebury, Ind., and Melissa (Patrick) Ryan, Mt. Prospect, Ill.; a sister, Beverly (Robert) Baird, Youngstown; and 12 grandchildren.
   She was former manager of Light World and a realtor, both in Fort Wayne. She was retired as the managing broker for Cressy and Everett Realty Co., Elkhart and South Bend, Ind. She graduated from Willshire High School and attended International Business College of Fort Wayne. She attended Faith United Methodist Church and was a member of the Overseas Missionary.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, the Revs. Larry Kurtz and Warren and Velma Hardig officiating. Burial is in Oakridge Cemetery, Bristol, Ind.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Men for Missions International.
   Condolences can be made at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.

Arnold Kirchenbauer

Arnold H. Kirchenbauer, 78, of Coldwater died at 1:30 a.m. April 17, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at Cowan & Son Funeral home, Van Wert.

Carlos Marsee

Carlos G. Marsee, 78, 518 N. Front St., St. Marys, died April 16, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
   He was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Taswell, Tenn., to McKinley and Cora Tinnel Marsee. In 1962, he married Sarah Banksdon, who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy Brock, Spencer, Tenn.; a stepson, Sam (Carolyn) Weilbacher, St. Marys; two brothers, Roy (Dorothy), St. Marys, and Linnus, Rockford; four sisters, Emma Cain, Jacksonville, Fla., Freddie May Callow, Decatur, Ind., and Tommy June Southard and Carolyn (Rollie) Custer, all of Homosassa, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister, Cleo Mayes.
   She retired as a shipping clerk at the former Mersman's Furniture Manufacturing Company, Celina. She attended the Hillsdale Baptist Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Harold Liess officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles Phlipot

Charles "Chub" Phlipot, 82, 702 Linden Ave., St. Marys, died at 3:12 p.m. April 15, 2006, in the emergency room of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
   He was born May 17, 1923, in Russia, to Henry and Lena Francis Phlipot. On June 5, 1943, he married Bessie Mangen, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, James (Karen), St. Marys; a daughter, Donna Norton, St. Marys; four brothers, Francis (Janice), North Star, Gene (MaryLou), Minster, and Ed (Mary) and Ernest, all of New Bremen; two sisters, Mary Overman, Coldwater, and Pauline (Harold) Siefring, Decatur, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Rosella, Versailles; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Joe and Leon; and three sisters, Eleanor Slater, Loretta Edwards and Mildred Gaier.
   He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both in St. Marys.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Richard Roessner

Coldwater native Richard A. Roessner, 83, died April 16, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born June 2, 1922, in Coldwater, to Leo and Frances Hoyng Roessner. On July 10, 1946, he married Bernice Regedanz, who survives.
   Survivors are two sons, Ron (Judy), Coldwater, and Mike (Jayne), Defiance, a sister, Adeline Pottkotter, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, June Roessner-Miller, Celina; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Sylvester and Wilfred; an infant sister, Rosena; a brother-in-law, Vince Pottkotter; and a sister-in-law, Lillian.
   He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII in the Pacific Theatrer. He was employed in the foundry at the former New Idea in Coldwater for 38 years retiring in 1984. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and of its Holy Name Society, Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Ron Wilker, officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to Briarwood Activity Fund.

Herbert Siefring

Herbert F. Siefring, 85, 2143 state Route 705, New Weston, died at 7:40 p.m. April 14, 2006, at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton.
   He was born March 20, 1921, in New Weston, to Henry and Agnes Reier Siefring. On Nov. 18, 1947, he married Irene Huelskamp, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Eugene, New Weston; four daughters, Marlene (John) Bihn, Fort Recovery, Barbara (Dale) Link, Fort Recovery, Ruth (Louis) Grisez, New Weston, and Cindy Dilworth, Rossburg; a brother, Cyril (Romilda), New Weston; eight sisters, Alfreda Rose, St. Henry, Lucille (Leon) Kramer, Celina, Esther Evers, Fort Recovery, Mary (Hubert) Liette, Burkettsville, Mildred Mendenhall, Coldwater, Eulalia Zumberger, Anna, Jeanette (Paul) Lennartz, St. Marys, and Virginia (Robert) Schaefer, Fort Recovery; two sisters-in-law, Rita and Hilda, both of Burkettsville; 32 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Elmer and Aloys; a sister, Florentine; a son-in-law, Leonard Bihn; a daughter-in-law, Patricia; and a grandchild.
   He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the European Campaign. He was a member of American Legion Post 345, Fort Recovery, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3025, Coldwater, St. Paul Catholic Church and it's holy name society, Sharpsburg.
   Funeral Mass is 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Prayer service is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donald Swallow

Former Celina resident Donald Franklin Swallow, 80, of Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. April 15, 2006, at the Masonic Home, Springfield.
   He was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Yorkshire, to Harrison H. and Plezzie Mae Fields Swallow. On March 14, 1959, he married Irene K. Kelly, who died Sept. 26, 2005.
   Survivors are a stepson, Wade (Carole) Hensley, Dayton; and two sisters-in-law, Mary, Troy, and Carrie, Quincy, Mich.
   Deceased are a stepson, James K. Hensley; two brothers, Herschel I. and James M.; three sisters, Oneda Collins, Cristena Collins and Hellen Woolery; and a stepgrandchild.
   He retired from Borden Inc. after 27 years. For 16 years he was a manager of the former Borden operations, Celina. He was a member of the Wabash United Church of Christ; Veterans of Foreign War Post 5713, American Legion 210 and Lodge 241 F & AM, all of Celina; and Scottish Rite valley, Dayton.
   Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, with Masonic services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, with military honors by Celina American Legion and VFW.
   Calling is after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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