Hilda C. Albers, 89, 01689 state Route 119, Minster, died at 9 a.m. June 24, 2006, at Dayton Heart Hospital. She was ill for three weeks and death was due to complications from heart surgery.
She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Carthagena, to Anton and Mary Evers Kremer. On Oct. 14, 1939, she married Elmer J. Albers, who died Jan. 24, 2006.
Survivors are four sons, Louis (Treva), Jim (Pat) and Larry (Carolyn), all of Minster, and Jack (Vickie), Celina; a daughter-in-law, Marge (Mike) Stricker, Minster; a brother, Mark Kremer, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, Martha Kremer, Versailles; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Ronald; four brothers, Bernard, Herman, Anthony and Sabastian Kremer; five sisters, Rita Bruns, Elma Hemmelgarn, Anna Albers, Erma Bruns and Dorothy Nagel; and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and a grade school church monitor. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 Auxiliary, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to American Heart Association.
Celina native Larry J. Baumer, 64, of rural Berne, Ind., died the morning of June 23, 2006, at his residence. He died unexpectedly and the official cause is pending.
He was born March 23, 1942, in Celina, to Joseph and Armella Imwalle Baumer. On Aug. 29, 1964, he married Gloria Jeane Nevil, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Todd (Andrea), Decatur, and Troy (Julie) and Tony (Lori), all of Berne; a daughter, Vicki (Mark) Smith, Berne; two brothers, Jim (Carolyn), of Monroe, Ind., and Bill (Pat), Geneva, Ind.; a sister, Jean (Gerald) Deitsch, Rockford; and five grandchildren.
He retired from B.F. Goodrich Co. with 39 years of service, was an employee of Campbell Road Sawmill and a Geneva Little League coach. At South Adams Schools he was seventh, eight and ninth grade football coordinator; junior varsity baseball coach; and varsity girls basketball coach.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, the Revs. Mo Hodge and Michael Wenger officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. today and after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Rosalie E. Brehm, 87, 1401 state Route 29, Wabash, died at 1:40 a.m. June 25, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born July 13, 1918, in Washington Twp., to James and Florence Culp Bryan. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Floyd E. Brehm, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Roxanne (Tom) Klenke, Coldwater, and Renee Brehm, Wabash; two sisters-in-law, D'Meria Bryan and Evelyn Bryan, both of Celina; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Stewart; a daughter, Priscilla; and two brothers, Robert Bryan and James Bryan Jr.
In 1981, she retired from CTS Corporation, Ind. She was a 1936 graduate of Washington Twp. High School and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford, where she was a member of the woman's fellowship, a chancellor committee member and served as a deacon. For 65 years she was a member of the Unity Grange.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Laura Bell Ellis, 71, 200 New Knoxville Ave., Lot 27, St. Marys, died at 3:30 a.m. June 24, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 10, 1935, in St. Marys, to Floyd and Blanche Wurster Chilcoat. She married Bevan Ellis, who is deceased.
Survivors are two sons, Dennis and Bob, both of St. Marys; four daughters, Cindy (Roger) Bonifas, Lora (Jim) Moyar, and Becky (Andy) Sell, all of St. Marys, and Sandy (Richard) Sadler, Wapakoneta; two sisters, Sonja (Robert) O'Neal, Wapakoneta, and Melva Jean Keysor, St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Kate, St. Marys; 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Tom; and an infant sister.
She was a homemaker and retired as a State Tested Nurses Assistant from Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Mobley officiating.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Council on Aging or to Agape, St. Marys.
Carl "Shorty" Makley, 86, 1705 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:44 p.m. June 24, 2006, at Otterbein Retirement Community, near Grand Lake St. Marys.
He was born April 24, 1920, in St. Marys, to William and Katherine Wilmes Makley. On Nov. 13, 1948, he married Beryl Marilyn Schneider, who died April 22, 1996.
Survivors are two sons, Terry (Karen), Troy, and Jeff (Lizann), Tipp City; a daughter, Anita (Martin) Roderer, Kettering; a brother, Andy (Irene), St. Marys; two sisters, Weedie Derr and Rosie Horn, both of St. Marys; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Clarence, George and Bill.
He was a 1938 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked for 44 years as co-owner of the William Makley & Sons' Welding Co., St. Marys. He was a Grand Lake St. Marys Area as a weather checker for WDTN Channel 2 News, Dayton, and recently worked at Kerns' Ford Dealership, St. Marys. He previously served as a member and president of St. Marys City Council.
He was a member and usher of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1592, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, American Legion Post 323 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, all of St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial with graveside military rites will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the Friends of Holy Rosary Trust Fund.
Condolences can be made sent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger A. Schwieterman, 76, of Maria Stein, died this morning June 26, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. John Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Thomas H. Stammen, 80, 60 W. Star Road, North Star, died at 2:55 p.m. June 24, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born November 9, 1925, in North Star, to Leo and Zita Grilliot Stammen. On May 4, 1948, he married Wilma A. Keiser, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Alan (Sharon), Versailles, and Brice (Melissa), Cleveland; eight daughters, Peg (Tom) Kremer, Anna, Dianne Monroe, Dublin, Doris (Terry) Baltes and Eileen (Phil) McBride, both of Dayton, Vivian (Dean) Liette, New Weston, Phyllis (Dale) Stucke, Ashburn, Va., Janelle (Scott) Berholt, Versailles, and Joan (Brian) Bookheimer, Westerville; a brother, Bob (Loretta), North Star; three sisters, Joan Groff and Mary Jean Wehrkamp, both of Rossburg, and Carol Selhorst, North Star; 30 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Luke; and a sister, Ruth Hemmelgarn.
He retired as co-owner of North Star Hardware and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, its Men's Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus, all of Versailles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 174, North Star.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial with full military honors by the North Star Legion is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Former Venedocia resident Anna E. Swygart, 96, died at 4:48 a.m. June 24, 2006, at The Lincolnway Home, Middle Point.
She was born May 6, 1910, in Van Wert County, to John Paul and Elva Krugh Jones. On Oct. 19, 1932, she married Edwin Arthur Swygart, who died June 2, 1981.
Survivors are a son, Dean (Nancy), Venedocia; a sister-in-law; a grandson; a great-granddaughter and a great-great-grandson.
Deceased is a brother, Paul Jones.
She was a homemaker and member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Wendy Pratt officiating. Burial is at Tomlinson Cemetery, Union Twp., Mercer County.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mendon..