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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Elizabeth Grogean

Elizabeth Lachey Grogean, 96, formerly of Osgood and Dayton, died at 11 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at Heritage Manor, Minster.
   She was born April 23, 1910, in Osgood, to Fred and Frances Bornhorst Poeppleman. On Nov. 23, 1938, she married Joseph Lachey, who died May 30, 1957. On Oct. 19, 1974, she married Anthony Grogean, who died March 7, 2002.
   Survivors are a son, Ken (Judy), Springfield; two daughters, Carol Jean (Tom) Feldman, Minster, and Marlene (Bob) Riethman, Vandalia; two sisters, Theckla Recker, St. Henry, and Mildred Winner, Osgood; a brother-in-law, Alga Bruey, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, Alice Poeppelman, Minster; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Linus and Urban Poeppelman, and two sisters, Bernadine Bruey and Dorothy Borchers.
   She and her first husband owned and operated The Economy General Store, Osgood. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and its St. Barbara Ladies Sodality, Osgood; Catholic Ladies of Columbus, Fort Loramie; American Legion Post 588 Auxiliary, Osgood; Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein; and former member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, Dayton.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.

Austin Harris

Austin Tyler "Ty" Harris, 20, 8078 South St., Celina, was found dead the morning of Oct. 25, 2006, in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind. Death was due to self-inflicted asphyxia.
   He was born Jan. 14, 1986, in Celina, to Mark and Debra Schuck Harris, who survive in Celina.
   Survivors are a sister, Asia, Celina; and grandparents, Anita and Tom Andrew and Mary and Don Harris, all of Celina.
   He was a sophomore at Earlham College, Richmond. He spent three years of high school at Celina and graduated in 2004 from United World College, Wales, England. He was a black belt in karate.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at New Beginning Fellowship at The Galleria, Celina, the Rev. Bruce Crane officiating. The body will be donated to Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
   Contributions can be made to Montezuma United Methodist Church or Mercer County Cancer Society.
   Arrangements are being handled by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
  Martha Heck
   Martha P. Heck, 69, of Mendon, died at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   Arrangements are pending at Dick & Son-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon.

Jeanette Meinerding

Jeanette A. Meinerding, 72, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 4 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at Plus Health Care, Lima.
   She was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Fort Recovery to Herbert and Mary Faller Meinerding.
   Survivors are two brothers, Gene (Bennie) of Union City, Ind., and Jack (Ginny) Union City; two sisters, Donna (Larry) Chittum, Portland, Ind., and Mary Jo (Larry) Stump, Hudson, Wisc.; three step brothers, Herbie, Winchester, Ind., and Scott and Tim, both of Fort Recovery; and a step sister, Amy (Scott) Pearson, Fort Recovery.
   She retired from nursing and was a graduate of Fort Recovery High School and Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Dayton. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Harry Willmann

Harry E. "Hedge" Willmann, 83, 421 E. Broadway St., Fort Recovery, died at 5:32 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   He was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Fort Recovery to Edward and Elva Jones Willmann.
   Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn (Dennis) Parsons, Fort Recovery, and Suellen (Mike) Denney, Rochester, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Huelsman, Urbana, and Cleo Willmann, Fort Recovery; two brothers, Harold (Ruth), Fort Recovery, and Bill (Betty), St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Joyce, Newark; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Robert, and a sister, June Regedanz.
   He was a graduate of Fort Recovery High School and had worked for Petersons Construction, Wapakoneta, and Sunnyside Farms, Fort Recovery. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member and past commander of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6515, Fort Recovery, where he has served as manager for 27 years. He also was a member of the Fort Recovery American Legion.
   Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Greenmound Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Monday and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions may be directed to the Veterans Administration Services.


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