Ronald J. Brewer, 74, 421 Johnson Ave., Celina, died at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at St. Joseph Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Celina, to Ron and Jessie Krugh Hill Brewer. On June 13, 1954, he married Virginia Linn, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Scott (Nancy), Wilmington, N.C.; two daughters, Cynthia (Mark) Hebert, Duxbury, Mass., and Elizabeth (Jim) Tonra, Wilmington, Mass.; two sisters, Gloria (Meredith) VanTilburg, Kenosha, Wis., and Martha (Jim) Fisher, Celina; a half sister, Marilyn Shinn, Celina; seven grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
He worked for Arthur Anderson Public Accounting Firm, Chicago, Ill.; Celina Insurance Group; and retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, where he was CEO and president. He served on several boards of directors and was director of Combined Charities of the North Shore, Boston, Mass.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a first lieutenant during the Korean Conflict. He was a 1949 graduate of Celina High School and a graduate of Miami University.
He was a member of the Council of Boy Scouts of America, Boston; and Order of Eastern Star 91, American Legion Post 210, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and St. John Lutheran Church, all of Celina. He was past Master of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 241, Celina; past District Deputy Grand Master, 4th Masonic District; and Illustrious 33rd Mason of the Scottish of the Valley of Dayton,.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Art Wilde officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. American Legion services are 6:30 p.m. Friday and Masonic services are 7:30 p.m. Friday, both at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or to the Masonic Learning Center of Dayton.
Albert L. Cross, 91, 155 Notheana Drive, St. Marys, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Former Celina resident Marcella "Sally" Dock, 89, died Aug. 22, 2006, at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo, Mich.
She was born June 16, 1917, in Washington Township, to Donald and Nellie Dundon Hassan. On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Charles Frederick Dock, who died Oct. 22, 1982.
Survivors are a daughter, Ronda (Ed) Schaadt, Richland, Mich., a daughter-in-law, Barbara, Cincinnati; a brother, Lowell (Florence) Hassan, Coldwater; a sister, Juanita (Lowell) Gagle, Celina; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Larry, two sisters, Wanda (Howard) Axe and Thelma Stuehr.
She worked most of her life as a beautician and was employed at Frederick's Beauty Salon, Celina. She was a member of the Celina First Church of God.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home or after 10 a.m. Saturday.
Contributions can be to may be made to the church or Richland Community Library, Richland, Mich.
Virginia L. Heckler, 78, 424 W. Fulton St., Celina, died at 5 p.m. Aug. 21, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Celina, to Ralph and Mabel Rexrode Wilson. On Oct. 17, 1947, she married James Heckler, who died July 5, 1992.
Survivors are two sons, James Nick (Laura), Hellertown, Penn., and Donald J., Celina; and one daughter, Carol (John) Tonkin, Celina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and 1946 graduate of Celina High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and American Legion Post 210 Auxiliary, Celina.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Adel "Gundi" Luedeke, 60, 212 N. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born June 22, 1946, in Neunkirchen, Germany, to Lilli Dinges. On June 17, 1965, she married Ben Luedeke, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Herbert and Sean (Tonya), all of New Bremen, three daughters; Christi (Marty) Craft, New Knoxville, Leslie (Kevin) Koesters and Dorothy (Brian) Daniel, both of St. Marys; a brother, Karl Dinges of Germany; two sisters-in-law, Betty Belton and Virgene Mohrman, both of Celina; 15 grandchildren and five step grandchildren. ,
Deceased are a daughter, Betty Luedeke; an infant sister; and two grandsons.
She worked many years in the health care field and most recently at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was a member of the St. Peter's Church, New Bremen, and Chained Eagles of Ohio.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Celina Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Mercer County native Edna R. Wilker Schunk, 83, of Dayton, died Aug. 19, 2006, at Heartland of Kettering.
She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Mercer County, to Joseph and Wilhelmina Wilker. She married Charles E. Shunk, who is deceased.
Survivors are a daughter, Linda Crowell, Dayton; a brother, Clete (Clara) Wilker, Coldwater; two sisters, Ethel Klosterman, Montezuma, and Mary Ann (Adolph) Dorsten, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Wilker, Montezuma; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Deceased are a daughter, Shirley I. Evemy; son-in-law, Alan F. Evemy; two brothers Sylvester and Raymond Wilker; a sister-in-law Julianne Wilker; a sister, Loretta Connors; two brothers-in-law, Bud Connors and Lee Klosterman; and a great-granddaughter.
She retired from Alta Nursing Home after 17 years. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 657, Dayton.
Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Catholic Chuch, Dayton,
Arrangements are by Newcomer Funeral Home, Dayton.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton and Children's Miracle Network (Neo-natal Fund).
Condolences can be sent at www.NewcomerFamily.com