John W. Albers, 96, 4362 Botkins Road, Celina, died at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Mary Roetgerman Albers. On April 18, 1936, he married Regina R. Bergman, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas (Carmela), of Kent; a sister, JoAnne Peay, Columbus; a son-in-law, Ralph Rethman, Versailles; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Rosemary Albers and Marleise Rethman; three brothers, Herbert, Alfred and Ed; three sisters, Ida Schaaf, Marcella Burris and Bertha Wright; and a grandchild.
He was a farmer and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be sent at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Thomas L. Criblez, 61, of Fairborn, died the morning of Oct. 19, 2006, at his home following a battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born June 7, 1945, in Bluffton, to Maurice and Mildred Parker Criblez, who both survive in Bluffton. On Dec. 19, 1965, he married Mary M. Moyer, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Arthur) Criblez Higbee, Key Biscayne, Fla., and Sally (Nicolas) Criblez Cannon, Kensington, Md.; a brother, Theodore (Renee), Bluffton; a sister, Ruth (Randall) Wilhelm, Fort Jennings; and a grandson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Bluffton High School, Ohio State University and held a Ph.D. in animal science with a focus on reproductive physiology from Purdue University.
Private services will be held at a later date. His body was donated to Wright State University for Multiple Sclerosis research.
Contributions can be made to World Wildlife Fund.
Coletta M. Schwieterman, 89, 721 W. Sycamore St., Coldwater, died at 11:50 a.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Fort Loramie, to John and Rosa Hoying Luthman. On Nov. 23, 1939, she married Matt H. Schwieterman Sr., who died Sept. 16, 1981.
Survivors are four sons, Ken (Marilyn), Matt Jr. (Dee), Ralph (Jane) and Romie (Brenda), all of Coldwater; five daughters, Jean (Rob) Neumeister, Dayton, Joan (Bill) Geise, Montezuma, Phyllis (Tom) Rose, New Bremen, Trish (Ken) Wrightsman, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Chris (Jerry) Schulte, Chickasaw; a brother, Larry (Ruth) Luthman, St. Marys; a sister, Alma (Jim) Overman, Dayton; two sisters-in-law, Viola Luthman, Coldwater, and Millie Luthman, Wapakoneta; 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Henry, Urban, Paul and Herman Luthman; a sister, Albena Luthman; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce.
She was a homemaker and former vice president of Matt Schwieterman Inc. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its choir; St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and St. Cecelia Knights of St. John, all of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to Briarwood Activity Fund, Coldwater.
Condolences can be sent at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Paul Siefring, 75, 217 South Perry St., St. Marys, died Oct. 20, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in St. Marys, to John and Rosa Kramer Siefring. On Nov. 26, 1953, he married Ruth Helen Lenhart, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Edward (Deb), Celina, Donald (Laura), St. Marys, Stephen, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Paul (Angie), Wapakoneta; six daughters, Ann, of Gorham, Maine, Rebecca (David) Flaute, Karen (Larry) Williams, Vickie (Ed) Smith, Christine (Randy) Taylor and Mary Beth, all of St. Marys; four brothers, Harold (Pauline), Decatur, Ind., John (Marge) Columbus, Lawrence (Joy), and Wilbur (Monica), all of Louisville, Ky.; and four sisters, Laurena Frilling, St. Marys, Pauline (Leo) Kunk, Phoenix, Ariz., Deloris (Tom) Hemmelgarn, Fort Recovery, and Barbara Winter, Osgood.
Deceased is a sister, Mary Heitkamp.
He was a farmer and retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m Wednesday at the church the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Fay Delbert Stiverson, 84, 5309 Mud Pike, Celina, died at 3:12 a.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Celina, to Porter and Eliza Lehman Stiverson. On May 26, 1946, he married Alberta Hoel, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Edson, Graford, Texas, John (Gail), Greenfield, Ind., and Cecil (Karla), Celina; a daughter, Dawn (Gail) Yates, Celina; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers Kenneth, Ottis Stiverson, and an infant; three sisters, Xenia McDaniels, Edna Heil and Norma Tigner; two granddaughters and a great-grandson.
He was a farmer and after 40 years retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Corps, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Grace Missionary Church, Celina and the National Rifle Association.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Michael Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery, Celina, with military honors by the American Legion Post 210 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, both of Celina.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Edna O. Vanderhorst, 83, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys, died at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 19, 2006, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Minster, to Aloyisus and Mary Moeller Schwieterman. On Oct. 24, 1942, she married Thomas Vanderhorst, who is deceased.
Survivors are two sons, Tom (Pat), Loganville, Ga., and Jim (Kris), St. Marys; three daughters, Carol (Ron) Jones, New Bremen, Theresa (Dennis) Seewer, St. Marys, and Jane, Cincinnati; a sister, Alma (Robert) Makley, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Richard Schwieterman; and three sisters, Leona Hinze, Millie McDermitt and Lucille Kettler.
She worked at Post Printing Company and was co-owner of Vanderhorst Cannery, St. Marys. She was a 1941 graduate of Minster High School and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church the Rev. James Seibert officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Otterbein Tree of Hope.