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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Irene Borger

Former Celina resident Irene Borger, 66, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died April 15, 2006, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
   She was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Pineville, Ky., to Melvin and Edith Ann Hensley Green. Her husband, Paul Borger, died in 2004.
   Survivors are a brother, Robert Green, Celina; and three sisters, Josie Lee Baer, Van Nuys, Calif., Dorothy Alice Whitten, Tipp City, and Marie Skiles, Meridian, Idaho.
   Deceased are a brother, John Green, and a sister, Doris Ann Green.
   She was a beautician.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Community Life Center of Full Gospel Ministries Assembly of God Church, Port Charlotte, the Rev. Mark Coffey officiating. Burial of cremains is at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.

Henrietta Dirksen

Former Osgood resident Henrietta A. Dirksen, 92, died at 2:15 a.m. April 17, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home where she was a resident since February 2006.
   She was born June 17, 1913, in Maria Stein, to John and Mary Luebke Stucke. On June 13, 1934, she married August J. Dirksen, who died Jan. 2, 1972.
   Survivors are a son, Carl (Mary), Celina; a daughter, Barbara (Jack) Gels, Dayton; a sister, Marcella Heitkamp, Maria Stein; two daughters-in-law, Geraldine, Wilmette, Ill., and Margie, Maria Stein; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Donald and Paul; three brothers and five sisters.
   She was a homemaker and member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and its St. Barbara Ladies Sodality, Osgood, and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is at St. Martin cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.

Richard Garman

Chickasaw native Richard R. "Grandpa" Garman, 66, of Angola, Ind., died April 15, 2006, at Cameron Hospital, Angola.
   He was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Chickasaw, to Augusta and Frances Voskul Garman. On Dec. 30, 1983, he married Betty Sibert Gardner, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Dean (Lisa) Gardner, Angola, and Greg Gardner, Celina; two daughters, Debbie (Dave) Hole, Celina, and Ruth (Dennis) Steele, Fremont, Ind.; two brothers, Norbert (Priscilla), Chickasaw, and Charles (Erlene), New Bremen; a sister, Patty (Donald) Staugler, Coldwater; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers and six sisters.
   He work for 41 years at Huffy Bicycle Co., Celina, and in 2002 retired from Ball Brass, Auburn, Ind.
   Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, the Rev. Brian Carsten officiating.
   Calling is after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Pauline Hurm

Pauline Hurm, 94, formerly of 212 N. Pear Street, St. Marys, died at 2 a.m. April 17, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was a resident of St. Marys Living Center.
   She was born Aug. 27, 1911, in Salem Twp., Auglaize County, to Harley and Margaret Sawmiller Horn. On Feb. 15, 1936, she married Walter Hurm, who died Feb. 1, 1984.
   Survivors are two nephews, Robert (Sandra) Martin, Dayton, and Richard (Nancy) Horn, Wapakoneta; and two nieces, Mary (Dave) Cordonnier, Dayton, and Janet (Tom) Schamp, Muncie, Ind.
   Deceased are two brothers, Bud and Alma Horn; and a sister, LaVonne Martin.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys, and had worked at the former DWG Cigar Factory, St. Marys. She was a 1929 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its Altar Sodality, St. Marys. She also was a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 9289 and the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Guild.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
   Calling is after 10 a.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Arnold Kirchenbauer

Arnold H. Kirchenbauer, 78, of Coldwater, died at 1:30 a.m. April 17, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Decatur, Ind., to Edwin L. and Olive L. Eibling Kirchenbauer. On Feb. 4, 1950, he married Evelyn M. Woods, who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Karen K. (James R.) Kelch, Versailles, and Laurie A (David) Bladen, Coldwater; and five grandchildren.
   He was a farmer and retired from Aeroquip, Van Wert, in 1989. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army, and member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Celina, American Legion Post 207, Willshire, and Korean War Association No. 46, Piqua.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Revs. Von Giessler and Art Wilde officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, with military services performed by the Ohio National Guard.
   Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center, Celina, or Mercer Health Home Care.


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