Former Celina resident Shirlie M. Feuerriegel, 71, of Opelika, Ala., died Oct. 26, 2006, at her home.
She was born Oct. 8, 1935, in W.Va., to Gifford J. and Elsie E. Blevins McClain. Her husband of 53 years, Richard L. Feuerriegel, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Richard F. (Wendy), Auburn, Ala.; a daughter, Lisa J. (Rick) Malone, Hattiesburg, Miss.; four brothers, Samuel J., Thomas G., Dennis R. and Joseph D. McClain, all of Newark; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Robin L.; a sister, Sandra J. Allen; and two brothers, James W. McClain and Ronald K. McClain.
She was a homemaker and worked as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) and a Bible study teacher. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Opelika, and a 25-year volunteer with the American Red Cross.
Services are at noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newark, the Rev. William J. Rauch officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark.
Calling is after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran church.
Arrangements are being handled by Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service, Newark Chapel.
Contributions can be made to the American Red Cross.
Condolences can be sent at www.hendersonvanatta.com.
Ralph Fledderjohann, 82, of Westfield, Ind., died at 12:50 p.m. Oct. 26, 2006, at Lakeview Health Care Center, Carmel, Ind.
He was born Feb. 14, 1924, near New Knoxville, to August W. and Matilda E. Fledderjohann. On March 16, 1947, he married Eileen M. Fosnight, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Dennis (Liz), Highland, Ind., Darrell (Sandy), Colorado Springs, Colo., Daniel (Sandy), Carmel, and Doyle (Julie), Celina; a daughter, Doris (Mike) Alderink, Westfield, Ind.; a brother, Myron, New Knoxville; a sister, Helen Wellman, New Knoxville; a daughter-in-law, Margaret (Dee) Pinney, Toccoa, Ga.; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, David; a brother, Vernon; and a sister, Elmeda Wierwille.
He worked for 39 years at Hoge Lumber Company, New Knoxville, and served as a councilman for the village of New Knoxville. He was a graduate of New Knoxville High School and a member of Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen, and Roving Volunteers in Christ Service.
Services were at 1 p.m. today at the church, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiated. Burial will followed at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, west of New Knoxville.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund, the American Bible Society or the New Knoxville Historical Society.
Martha P. Heck, 69, 220 W. Walnut St., Mendon, died at 11:40 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born April 14, 1937, in Bellefontaine, to Zura and Elsie Davis Dunno. On Oct. 8, 1955, she married James A. Heck, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Andy (Nickie), Mendon, and Mike (Carrie), Van Wert; two daughters, Rebecca Heck Getzindiner, Cambridge Springs, Pa., and Jessica (Mike) Heck-Stelzer, Mendon; two brothers, Frank Dunno, Celina, and Richard Dunno, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Alice Dunbar, Defiance; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She retired after 25 years of service as an aide at the Mendon and Parkway school districts. A 1955 graduate of Van Wert High School, she was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Rockford and its women's group and taught catechism and served as secretary of the church council for many years. She also was a member and 20-year secretary/treasurer of the Grand Lake Motorcycle Club, and a member and 25-year secretary of the Mendon Women's Civic Club.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Adella M. Kaiser, 81, 801 Cheshire St., Celina, died at 12:17 a.m. Oct. 28, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in St. Henry, to Joseph and Catherine Kemper Borger. On April 10, 1945, she married Joseph Kaiser, who died June 29, 1978.
Survivors are a son, Karl (Patricia), St. Henry; three daughters, Karen (James) Holthaus, Fort Loramie, Katherine (Michael) Laux, Fort Recovery, and Konnie (Sam) Rutschilling, Celina; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Delbert, Paul and Alva Borger; and a sister, Bernadette Laux.
She was the former postmaster of Burkettsville and a graduate of St. Henry High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and its volunteer sewers, and the National Association of Postmasters.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences can be sent at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Albert L. Knapke, 88, of Coldwater, died Oct. 29, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
A full obituary is pending.
Frederick Henry Louis Luedeke, 92, 22 Haarbye St., New Bremen, died at 4:01 p.m. Oct. 28, 2006, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born July 8, 1914, in New Bremen, to Alfred A.W. and Clara D. Conradi Luedeke. On Sept. 26, 1940, he married Dorothy L. Sunderman, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan (Twyla), Columbus, and James (Kathleen), New Bremen; two daughters, Kathleen (Augustine) Mascaro, Nyack, N.Y., and Suzanne (Rudy) Broyles, Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Marjorie Kuck, New Knoxville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Pearl Luedeke, and a great-grandson.
He retired in 1976 from the former Stamco plant in New Bremen after more than 41 years of service and 20 years as plant superintendent. He was as a member of the New Bremen Local School board for 16 years. He was a 1932 graduate of New Bremen High School and attended the Coyne Electrical School of Chicago, earning a certificate in 1935.
He was a member of Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen, served as an elder, member of the Faith Alliance Church Governing Board, a former Sunday School teacher and member of the choir. He was a member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens and New Bremen Historic Association.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Faith Alliance Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.
Dolores B. Meyer, 83, 19 Monteray Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 4:50 a.m. Oct. 29, 2006, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Egypt, to Clem and Ida Bruns Poeppelman. On June 28, 1947, she married Vernon J. Meyer, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Tom (Diane) and Jim (Deb), all of Fort Loramie, John, Denver, Colo., and Dan (Sue), Anna; two daughters, Pat (Don) Boerger, Sidney, and Karen (Doug) Schmitmeyer, Minster; five sisters, Betty (Vernon) Hoying and Edith Pleiman, all of Fort Loramie, Irma Hoying, Minster, Joan (Bill) Schwieterman, Coldwater, and Mary Lou Oldiges, Beavercreek; a brother-in-law, Ivo Gottemoeller, Fort Loramie; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Poeppelman, Egypt; and 14 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Clem Poeppelman; two sisters, Shirley Gottemoeller and Dorothy Poeppelman; two brothers-in-law, Fred Hoying and Ron Oldiges; and a sister-in-law, Mary Poeppelman.
She was a homemaker and a 1940 graduate of Minster High School. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, St. Ann Rosary Alter Sodality, Catholic Ladies of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 Auxiliary, Minster, and Walkup Country Club, Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.