Former Wapakoneta resident Mary H. Hipsher, 67, of Lima, died at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 18, 2001 at the Lima Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Bulan, Ky., to Robert and Geneva Allen Miller. On Aug. 23, 1959, she married Donald L. Hipsher who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mary Terenia Hinkelman, Lima; two brothers and their wives, Arnold and Barbara Miller, and Johnny and Jewel Miller, all of Wapakoneta, and Michael Miller, Wawaka, Ind.; a sister and her husband, Louise and Oscar Monroe, Wolcottville, Ind.; and a grandson.
Deceased are an infant son, two brothers, Robert and Lawrence Miller, and two sisters, Louetta and Marge Miller.
She was a homemaker.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Carl W. Miller officiating. Burial is at Ridge Cemetery near Middle Point.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the family or St. Rita's Hospice.
Coldwater native Thomas Lee Klosterman, 22, 615 N. Howard St., Union City, Ind., died Jan. 19, 2001 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred early Sunday morning near Piqua. The same accident took the lives of a Greenville couple who were wed just hours earlier.
He was born June 6, 1978, in Coldwater, to Thomas J. Klosterman who survives in Union City, Ind., and Deborah (Boyer) Klosterman who survives in Celina.
Other survivors are a brother, Leroy of Celina; grandparents, Ethel, and Rex and Virginia Boyer, all of Montezuma; and great-grandparents, Hulda Wehrkamp, Coldwater, and Mildred Boyer, Versailles.
Deceased is a grandfather, Leroy.
He was a former member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma, and the Montezuma Fire Department.
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.
Robert "Bob" J. Wheeler, 59, Water Street, Wapakoneta, died of cancer at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2001 at his home.
He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Harriman, Tenn., to Eugene and Juanita (Wilde) Wheeler. His father survives in Celina. On April 30, 1960, he married Carol L. Anderson who survives in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Jerome and Brenda, and Sheehan and Cece, and Todd, all of Wapakoneta; a daughter and her husband, Cammy and Shaun Place, Wapakoneta; four sisters and their husbands, Ann and Bill Sanchez, Pasadena, Calif., Kathlene and Terry Reiff, Rockford; Jacklene and Ron Wick, Sidney, and Sheryl and Ray Willis, Lima; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Anita Poling, and an infant brother.
He worked as a tool and die maker at Dana Corp., Lima, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 8445, and Wapakoneta Eagles 691, both of Wapakoneta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. G. Richard Bell officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta Veteran's of Foreign Wars.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the United Way.
Evelyn F. Anderson, 84, 810 Lake Ave., St. Marys, died at 8:55 a.m. Jan. 20, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born March 25, 1916, in St. Marys, to Leroy and Catherine (Arnold) Williamson. On Aug. 5, 1937, she married Benjamin Anderson, who died April 26, 1999.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Ron and Doris of Montezuma, three grandsons and six great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 323 Auxiliary, both St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
James H. Borger, 52, 162 N. Walnut St., St. Henry, died of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. Jan. 20, 2001 at Dayton Heart Hospital.
He was born March 18, 1948, in Celina, to Robert J. and Mary Rita (Kaup) Borger, both whom survive. On Aug. 4, 1973, he married Dorothy Fullenkamp, who also survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Anne of Dayton, and Susan of Lusby, Md.; two sons, Benjamin and Philip, both of St. Henry; a brother and his wife, William and Mary of Dayton, and two brothers, David of St. Henry, and Rev. Marvin of Perrysburg; and a sister, Patricia of Cincinnati.
Deceased are in-laws, Herman and Mary Fullenkamp.
He was an electronics teacher for Tri-Star in St. Marys, and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1968 to 1972. He was a licensed Ham Operator KG8G, was a high school umpire, helped start St. Henry American Legion baseball and served as St. Henry summer baseball coordinator. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and served as Post Adjutant of St. Henry American Legion Post 648. He received his masters from the University of Dayton, i a bachelors degree from Purdue University and was a 1966 graduate of St. Henry High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Marvin Borger and Larry Wyen officiating. Burial with a military service by the American Legion will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions can be made to James Borger Scholarship Fund.
Former Wapakoneta resident James E. Lee, 73, of Kentucky, died at 1:15 a.m. Jan. 20, 2001 at Bowling Green, Ky.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Wapakoneta, to Robert H. and Mary Irene (Barber) Lee. He was married to Glenadean "Pinky" Lee Gish, who survives. He later married Pansy Barger, who also survives.
Other survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Beth and Mike Shook, Lima, Monique and Ken Clark, New Braunfels, Texas, and Danita and Richard Bowersock, Rifle, Colo.; two brothers and their wives, Bill and Jan Maus, Lima, Bob and Bobbie of Ottawa, and a brother, Frank of Bydcoszez, Poland; five sisters and their husbands, Ann and Karl Kurz, Scroggins, Texas, Ginny and Dick Lhamon, Oakwood, Patty and Ralph Smith, St. Francisville, Lo., Bette and Ron Rader, Riverside, Calif., and Carol and Frank Lobue, Chicago, Ill., and four sisters, Carol Loube, Celina, Jackie Lininger, St. Marys, Janet Krish, Lima, and Barbara of Lima; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, David and Larry.
He was retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel, and was a member of Burkesville, Ky., Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of Wapakoneta.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, and burial is at Perkins Cemetery, Burkesville, Ky.
Calling is today at Norris and Neu Mortuary in Burkesville, Ky.
Local arrangements were handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.
Roman H. Meier, 91, 7804 Huwer Road, Maria Stein, died at 1:10 a.m. Jan. 21, 2001 at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 28, 1909, in Mercer County, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Heitkamp) Meier. On April 23, 1936, he married Clara Piekenbrock, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, Donald and Linda of Yorkshire, Richard and Patricia of Fort Recovery, and Stanley and Linda of Maria Stein, and a son, Roger of Maria Stein; two daughters and their husbands, Charlene and James Platfoot, Bellfountaine, and Lucy and John Steinbrunner, Coldwater, and a daughter, Alice Keefer, Maria Stein; a sister and her husband, Verena and Elmer Bohman, Versailles, and a sister, Luella Bruns, St. Sebastian; 17 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Cyril, a brother, Aloys, a sister, Blanche Osterloh, and three grandchildren.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. John Catholic Church and its Mens Sodality, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Emil Labbe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.