Virgil W. Lampert, 83, 06757 County Road 66A, New Bremen, died at 8:45 a.m. June 29, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Minster, to Bernard Jr. and Bernadine Berning Lampert. On Jan. 22, 1949, he married Jean Grothaus Fogt, who died March 26, 1997.
Survivors are four sons, Jerry (Marilyn) Fogt, Vandalia, Rex Fogt, White House, James (Elaine), New Bremen, and Lee (Shelly), Tipp City; a daughter, Janet (John) Pape, Celina; a brother, Eugene (Joan), St. Marys; two sisters, Marilyn (Guy) Dennings, Covington, and Audy McCollum, New Bremen; two sisters-in-law, Edna, New Bremen, and Marilyn (Ed) Seals, Dayton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Orville, Thomas and Victor.
He owned and operated Virgil Lampert & Sons Livestock, New Bremen. He attended Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 241 and Home Benefit Association, both of New Bremen.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating.
Calling is after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad, New Bremen Fire Foundation or church memorial fund.
Arthur E. Robbins Jr., 76, of Portland, Ind., died the afternoon of June 29, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born March 13, 1930, in Portland, to Arthur Robbins and Edith Glassford Ferrell. He was raised by Ray and Edith Ferrell.
Survivors are a companion, Lilly Mock, Portland; a daughter, Marsi, Crawfordsville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
He was owner and operator of Art's Plant Shop and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Portland Optimist Club, American Legion Post 211 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 417, all of Portland.
Services are 6 p.m. Monday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Marty Sandhage officiating.
Calling is after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
Mercer County native Paul F. Suhr, 84, of Wichita, Kan., died June 22, 2006.
He was born July 5, 1921, in Center Township, to Henry and Emma Aufderhar Suhr. On July 1, 1949, he married Helen Klein, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Philip (Debbie) and Lyle (Rachell); a daughter, Janice (Marion) Manlove; a sister, Hope Nevergall, Celina; and 10 grandchildren, all of the Willshire area.
Deceased are six brothers, Ernest, Robert and Joe Suhr and Edward, Lee and Fern Hines; and three sisters, Lela Coats, Mae Suhr and Anna Coats.
He was the founder and owner of The Best Supply Inc. business, Wichita, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He graduated from Center Township High School in 1940, and later Ottawa University and Kansas State University of Wichita. He was a member of the Marine Corp League, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3115, American Legion, Free & Accepted Masons Albert Pike Lodge 303, Shriners and Presbyterian Church, all of Wichita.
Services were June 26, 2006, at Cochran Mortuary Chapel, Wichita. Burial was in Keichi Cemetery, Sedgwick, County, Wichita.