Walter B. Dues, 86, 4774 Kremer-Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 6:22 a.m. May 13, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 28, 1919, in Philothea, to Bernard and Catherine Schoenlein Dues. On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Helen E. Gehle, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara (John) Brockman and Kathleen (Patrick) May, all of Coldwater; a brother, Eugene, Coldwater; three sisters, Evelyn (Clete) Woeste, Maria Stein, and Mary Wellman and Lucille (Dennis) Jansen, all of Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Betty (Gene) East, Troy; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are three sons, Ronald, Robert and Charles; a brother, Melvin; a brother-in-law, Bill Wellman; a sister-in-law, Rita Dues and a grandchild.
He was a farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army serving three and a half years in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Mercer County Farm Bureau .
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery. Military honors will be held grave side at the St. Henry American Legion Post 648.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:45-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Walter W. Harting, 75, 14650 East Shelby Road, Minster, died at 3 a.m. May 14, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys. He was ill for two years.
He was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Cassella, to William and Anna Bertke Harting. On April 11, 1953, he married Rita Horstman, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Joyce (Mark) Riethman, Minster; four brothers, Roman, Dayton, Richard, Beavercreek, Carl (Bertha), Philothea, and Maurice (Mary Ann), Coldwater; two sisters, Ruth (Larry) Luthman, St. Marys, and Sally Abele, Huber Heights; and two grandsons.
Deceased are two brothers, Eugene and Paul.
He retired after 33 years from Midmark Corporation, Versailles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Betty Hibner, 79, 206 E. College St., Coldwater, died at 8:25 p.m. May 13, 2006, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
She was born March 11, 1927, in Newport, to Frank and Emma Boerger Borchers. On June 14, 1950, she married Robert E. Hibner, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert J. (Sharon) and Joseph (Brianna), all of Coldwater, and John (Laurie), of Mason; two daughters, Maria (Greg) Gaerke, Berea, Ky., and Ann (Alan) Clune, St. Henry; five brothers, Urban (Elfrieda) Borchers, Russia, Orville (Marlene) Borchers and James (Pat) Borchers, all of Versailles, Richard (Marty) Borchers, Houston, and Alfred (Mildred) Borchers, Minster; three sisters, Hilda York, of Russia, Mary Ann (Roman) Meyer, Coldwater, and Norma (Ed) Reardon, Middletown; a sister-in-law, Cecilia Borchers, Russia; and 15 grandchildren
Deceased are two daughters, Theresa Marie and Elizabeth Ann; three brothers, Floyd, Paul and Kenneth Borchers; a brother-in-law, Ben York; and four sisters-in-law, Bettie Ann, Sally, Frieda and Dory Borchers.
She was the former co-owner of Hibner's Jewelers, Coldwater. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a member of St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and St. Cecelia Knights of St. John, both of the Church; the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, American Legion Post 470 Auxiliary, and former member of the Mercer County Community Hospital Auxiliary, all of Coldwater, and Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2170 Ladies Auxiliary, Mercer County.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to Mercer Health.
Condolences can be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Paul L. Journay, 76, 670 Indiana-Ohio State Line Road, Portland, Ind., died at 11:05 a.m. May 13, 2006, at Jay County Hospital, Portland, Ind.
He was born July 7, 1929, in Jay County, to Alva and Dorothy Mills Journay. On August 1, 1960, he married Katherine Sherwood Journay, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Paula Butcher, Portland, and Debi Wheeler, Gas City, Ind.; a stepson, Jerry (Joyce) Arner, Decatur, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Donna (Steven) Helm, Decatur, Lois Arner, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Judy (Jerry) Stewart, Decatur; a brother, Richard (Wanetta), Rosehill; two sisters, Garnet Tomlinson, Fairborn, and Margaret Yount, Greenville; four grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He retired from farming and Avco New Idea, Coldwater. He graduated in 1947 from Fort Recovery High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Noble Congregational Christian Church, Jay County, Antioch Shrine Temple, Dayton, and Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 439, Fort Recovery.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Boyce Sharp officiating. Burial is in Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic services are 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Frederick W. "Fritz" Schaadt, 89, of rural Berne, Ind., died at 9:30 p.m. May 13, 2006, at his home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Adams County, Ind., to Lewis and Laura Kessler Schaadt. On Dec. 24, 1945, he married Mary Greulach, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Cy Schaadt, Berne; and a sister, Mary Catherine Bollenbacher, Rockford.
Deceased are a brother, Herbert; and two sisters, Luetta Frahm and Wilma Gehm.
He was a retired farmer and salesman for Superior Silos, Coldwater. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp. and a past member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Chattanooga.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, the Rev. Jerry Flucckiger officiating. Burial is at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana and/or the donor's choice.
Loyd Russel Simpson, 84, 315 E. Market St., Mendon, died at 12:37 p.m May 13, 2006, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
He was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Spencerville, to Russell Ambrose and Millie Mae Bowers Simpson. On Nov. 25, 1943, he married Dora K. Krick, who died Nov. 3, 1996.
Survivors are two daughters, Sharon (Jim) Hamilton, Mendon, and Vickie (Danny) Trisel, Van Wert; a sister, Virginia (Jake) Webb, Mendon; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Harold, Homer and Maurice Simpson; and two sisters, Addie Schwartz and Pauline Squires.
He was a retired farmer and attended the First Church of God, Mendon, and The Lord's Church, Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Revs. Dean Bruce and Randy Christian officiating. Burial is at the Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or the American Cancer Society.
Rufus Slone, 66, 224 Defiance St., St. Marys, died at 12:24 p.m May 13, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born June 21, 1939, in Pippapasses, Ky., to Pierce and Tinia Owens Slone. On Oct. 1, 1965, he married Janice Bentley, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Terry (Marilou), Coldwater; four sisters, Lassie Slone, Red Fox, Ky., Artis Slone, Maysville, Ky., Volet Francis, Caney, Ky., and Fredia Schmelza, Ola, Ark.; and a granddaughter.
Deceased are two brothers, Benton and Bo Slone and a sister, Fonnie Smith.
He was retired from Alexander-Bebout Construction Company, Van Wert, where he was a carpenter. He was an ordained preacher, having served as the assistant moderator of the Family of Love Old Regular Baptist Church.
Services are noon Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Revs. Buddy Carty and Delmas Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Tri-County Hospice.