Dean E. Cook, 73, 806 Laurel Drive, St. Marys, died 5:35 p.m. Aug. 4, 2006, at Joint township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He formerly lived in Houston, Texas.
He was born June 17, 1933, in New Madison to Harold and Jean (Ferguson) Cook. On Jan. 22, 1977, he was married to Phyllis Deuel, who survives.
Also surviving is one son, John (Sisca), Houston, Texas; two step-sons, Mark (Della) Goldsmith, Camden, and Dick (Melanie) Goldsmith, Zanesfield; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Neil (Joyce) Cook, St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Cook, and two brothers, David and Ronald Cook.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber co., Houston, Texas, and had served with the company in Ireland and Thailand. He was a member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Marie A. Drees, 84, Sidney, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
She was born Nov. 3, 1921, in McCartyville, to August and Elizabeth Bruns. On Aug. 30, 1947, she married Carl W. Drees, who died March 11, 1991.
Survivors are four sons, Michael (Evangeline) and Tony (Nancy), all of Sidney, James, Wapakoneta, and Carl (Amy), Defiance; two daughters, Mary (Daniel) Christner, San Andreas, Calif., and Kathy (Ken) Thieman, Minster; a sister-in-law, Rita Kendall, Sidney; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are a son, David; a brother and seven sisters.
She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, its ladies rosary altar sodality, card club, American Legion Post 387 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, all of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial is at Sacred Heart Cemetery, McCartyville.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at N.J. Hogenkamp Sons Inc., Minster, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Dorothy J. Finnen, 73, 140 N. Garfield St., Minster, died at 8:04 p.m. Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born May 15, 1933, in Minster, to John and Pearl Ellis Kemper. On July 9, 1960, she married Leo E. Finnen, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Brian (Jodi), Lima, Darin (Kelly), Toledo, and John, Minster; a daughter, Leah (Chris) Ketner, Minster; two brothers, Richard (Mary Jean), and Robert (Judy) Kemper, all of Minster; a sister, Thelma (Nick) Zegarelli, Utica, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Jack Brandewie, Celina; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Rosemary Brandewie.
She was a homemaker and had worked for I.E. Industries and Minster Machine Co. She was a bookkeeper for Brinkman Service Center, Minster and treasurer for the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC). She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and charter member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 Auxiliary, both of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Minster High School Scholarship Fund.
Bernice "Bernie" Mary Frilling, 71, of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, Minster, died at 10:57 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at Wilson Memorial Hospital emergency room, Sidney. Death was due to natural causes after a sudden illness at her residence.
She was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Burkettsville, to Ernest and Lena Pottkotter Hemmelgarn Sr. On Aug. 17, 1957, she married Harold J. Frilling, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Steve (Marlene), Randy (Greta) and Alan (Deb), all of Fort Loramie, and Gary (Brenda), of Anna; four daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Kuck, New Bremen, Cindy (Jeff) Replogie and Doris (Paul) Monnier, all of Houston; and Sue (Bill) Hoying, Fort Loramie; two brothers, Ernest (Helen) and Jerry (Norma) Hemmelgarn, all of Versailles; two sisters, Betty (Julius) Jutte, Fort Recovery, and Ruth (Bob) Bettinger, Apollo Beach, Fla.; and 23 grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Jean Ann Hemmelgarn and Marcell Meyer.
She was a homemaker and retired in 2000 after 43 years as secretary-office manager of Harold Frilling Insurance Agency, Fort Loramie. She was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, its parish council and a catechist, all Fort Loramie. She was a member and past president of Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355 Auxiliary; and member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473, Celina; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster; Newport Sportsmen Club; and Fort Loramie GYM Committee and athletic booster club.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to St. Rita School for the Deaf of Cincinnati.
Ruth Elizabeth King, 89, 1301 Myers Road, Celina, died Aug. 3, 2006, at The Gardens of Celina.
She was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Auglaize County to Harry H. and Bertha (Huelsmeyer) Wiehe. On Oct. 14, 1945, she was married to Richard King, who died Aug. 14, 2004.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela (Bruce) McClelland, and Deborah Duncan, both of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters-in-law, Maxine King, Stoughton, Wisc. and Martha King, address unknown; a brother, Victor Wiehe, Florida; a sister, Elizabeth King, Fremont; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Deceased is a son, Steve King, one brother, Howard Wiehe and one sister, Edna Hirschfeld.
She was self-employed and had operated Bee's Beauty Salon. A 1935 graduate of New Bremen High School, she was a member of the Celina Garden club, Celina Elks and St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina. The Rev. Jeff Smalley will officiate and burial will be held at a later date.
Calling hours are Sunday from 1 p.m. to the hour of services.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.
Donald R. Dock, 84, 311 Zillah St., Celina, died at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Celina, to Waldo and Lala Long Dock. On Oct. 17, 1943, he married Mary Lavern Monroe, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Alan (Rebecca), New Bremen, and Andy (Jena), Dayton; a brother, Lowell (Bernie), Celina; a sister, Wanda Young, Celina; and a grandson.
Deceased is a brother-in-law, John Young.
In 1986, he retired from Reynolds & Reynolds, Celina. He was a 1940 Celina High School graduate. He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Celina First Church of God and Veterans of Foreign War Post 5713, Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Richard VanHorn officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Celina Visiting Nurses & Hospice or the church.
Berniece L. Germann, 88, formerly of 1014 Hemlock St., Celina, died at 7:28 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2006, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born April 6, 1918, in New Corydon, Ind. to Carl and Blanche (West) Buck Sr. On March 23, 1938. she married Elmer Germann, who preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1993.
Surviving are three daughters, Connie (George) Weinman, Roseville, Minn.; Judy (Clark) Springer, Celina; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl (Norma) Buck Jr., Celina, and a sister, Marjorie Miesse, Celina.
Preceding her in death were three brothers, Herschel, Leondis and Donald and four sisters, Iola (Pat) Schuck, Beatrice Miller, Mildred Willrath and Burnice Buck.
She was a retired long distance operator for GTE, Celina, and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, where services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Arthur Wilde will officiate and burial will follow in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Friends may call at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, on Monday, 4-8 p.m.
Contributions may be directed to St. Jon Heffner Endowment or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Former Coldwater resident, Sr. Mary Michaela Mueller, SFCC, 86, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born March 27, 1920, in St. Leon, Ind., to Michael and Irene Schuman Mueller.
Surviving are three brothers, Fred, Danville, Ill., Charles, Florida, and Clarence, Michigan; two sisters, Margaret Mary Roberts, Rushville, Ind., and Eileen Johnston, Florida.
She was a retired secondary school principal. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind., and the Sisters for Christian Community.
A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, at a later date. She donated her body to the Ohio State University Department of Anatomy.
Arrangements are by Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Ray A. Smith, 68, 217 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Fort Recovery, to Paul H. and Eleanor B. Kaiser Smith. He was married to Eddene "Tiny" Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Stephen (Phyllis) Miller, Fort Recovery; a daughter, Diana (Tom) Westgerdes, Fort Recovery; three brothers, Bob (Helen) and Dick, all of Fort Recovery, and Stanley, Celina; a sister, Phyllis (Jim) Burns, West Alexandria; a sister-in-law, Linda Wood, Ansonia; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Jim; a brother-in-law, Carl Parrett; and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Smith.
He was the owner and operator of the former Smitty's Bar, Fort Recovery. He worked at Avco New Idea, was a courier for First Financial Bank, Celina, and a rural mail carrier at the St. Henry and Celina Post Offices.
He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club and Fort Recovery Gun Club, all of Fort Recovery. He was a 1957 graduate of Fort Recovery High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Darlene J. Shade, 72, 515 Sycamore St., Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 4, 2006, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Darke County to Glenn Nowlin and Lois Young. On Nov. 2, 1951, she married Jack E. Shade, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are one son, Jeff, Celina; three daughters, Jackie (Ken) Ward, Englewood; Jill Pyle, Celina and Jennifer (David) Phipps, St. Marys; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (Bill) Jones, Waynesville and Sandra (Ron) Hartrum, Ansonia.
One son-in-law, Jay Pyle, is deceased.
Services will be held Monday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. The Rev. Jeff Smalley will officiate and burial will follow in Mercer Memory gardens, Celina.
Calling hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cheryl Ann Programs, 4980 Mud Pike, Celina.