Herbert C. Fahncke, 88, 603 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Celina Manor.
He was born Sept. 10, 1913, in Celina, to Henry and Rosa (Bender) Fahncke. On Feb. 17, 1940, he married Bernice Bollenbacher and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Rosalie and Charles Frey, Williamsburg, Va., and Connie and Paul Thieroff, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two granddaughters.
Deceased is a brother, Norman.
He was a retired building contractor. He was a 40-year member of the Celina Lions Club and a member of the Celina Park & Recreation Board, as well as various organizations at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will be at the St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church organ fund.
Donald Lawrence Gabes, 74, of Lima, died at 12:40 p.m. March 11, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Lima, to Lawrence and Helen (Bader) Gabes. On Nov. 16, 1946, he married Connie E. Cook and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Michael C. and Wendy of St. Marys and Steven L. and Sherleen of Lima; a daughter and her husband, Lawreen and Jeff Geesaman, Lima; a sister and her husband, Dorothy and Robert Snyder, Lima; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He retired in January 1983 from the Sohio Refinery in Lima, where he was the rotating equipment specialist and maintenance supervisor.
He was a member of South Side Christian Church, the Sohio Quarter Century Club and the Horseshoe League of Lima. He was an Explorer Scout leader, past president of the the Pop Warner Football League and a former Little League baseball coach and church league basketball coach.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Adams officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Siferd Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel, Lima.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Ralph Heffner, Jr.
Ralph Edward Heffner Jr., 82, 509 N. Main St., Celina, died March 8, 2002, at the Miami Heart Institute in Miami, Fla.
He was born May 26, 1919, in Lima, to Ralph R. and Hulda G. Heffner of Celina. On July 9, 1951, he married Marian E. Spieler and she died May 28, 2000.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Ralph W. and Joyce of Boynton Beach, Fla., and a son, William of Columbus; a daughter, Kristin A. of Columbus; and one grandchild.
He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, building tactical and front line runways for the Air Force in France and Italy. After returning home from the war, he ran the family-owned highway construction business in Celina that his grandfather founded in 1900. He established a foundation that will continue his philanthropic interests.
He served as president of the Contractors Association and the American Road & Transportation Builders of America. He was life director for the Associated General Contractors of America and a member of the Consulting Constructors of America. He also served on executive boards and committees including the National Bank of Mercer County, Otis Hospital, Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18 of Ohio and the Miami Heart Institute.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, the Shawnee Country Club, Scioto Country Club, Bal Harbour Club, Surf Club and the Indian Creek Country Club. During the winter, he resided in Bal Harbour, Fla., where he played golf.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Douglas R. Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home in Celina.
Contributions can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Immaculate Conception Cath-olic Church in Celina.
Howard Jones Sr.
Harold l. Jones Sr., 79, Kozy Kampground, 5247 It's It Road, Celina, died March 9, 2002, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born March 2, 1923, in Sunbright, Tenn., to Samuel and Tivia Jones. In 1946, he married Hallie Clark and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Howard Jr. and Sheila of Anderson, Ind., and Terry and Robyn of Tipp City; a daughter and her husband, Iris and Bernard Leonard, Midland, Texas, and a daughter, Delores Strout, Abilene, Texas; a brother, three sisters, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
He had worked as an auto-body man in earlier years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home, Trotwood, the Rev. Clyde O. Waites officiating. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Daisy D. Roth-Medaugh, 90, 1300 Mercer Ave., Decatur, Ind., died 10 p.m. March 10, 2002, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur, where she had been a resident 41/2 years.
She was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Van Wert County, to Abram and Hyla (Dellinger) Bienz. On Nov. 29, 1933, she married Ivan M. Roth and he died Aug. 29, 1985. On Feb. 2, 1991, she married Wayne Medaugh and he died Jan. 18, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Ivan Junior and Daniel Roth, both of Decatur; four daughters and their husbands, Pauline and Lee Edwards, Helen and Gene Williamson and Linda and Jerry Rambo, all of Decatur, and Marcella and Richard Rambo, Urbana; three stepsons, Ron Medaugh, Van Wert, Marlin Medaugh, Wren, and Eldon Medaugh, Willshire; three sisters, Mary Leasor and Bessie White, both of Rockford, and Jessie Hahnert, South Whitley, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, eight stepgrandchildren, 13 stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Clarence, Kermit and Kenneth Bienz, and a sister, Crystal Johnson.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Victory United Brethren Church, the Live & Learn Home Economics Club and the Senior Citizens, all of Decatur, and the Willshire Senior Citizens.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, the Rev. Ed Gebert officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
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Doris B. Moore, 78, formerly of New Bremen, died at 9:15 a.m. March 11, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born April 12, 1923, in Logan, W. Va., to Leon and Lillian (Stratton) Harmon. On Sept. 3, 1942, she married Walter Moore and he died Sept. 22, 1996.
Surviving are a son and his wife, William and Jane of New Bremen; two daughters and their husbands, Saundra and Larry Hirschfeld, Anna, and Jane and Dennis Gruebmeyer, New Bremen; a brother, Hobart Harmon, Dayton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Vernon and Doug Harmon, and a sister, Virginia Hornback.
She retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, in 1985 after 23 years of service and later worked part time at the Cornerstone Shop in New Bremen. She was a member of Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Dean Greenwood officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Darke/Mercer Counties or the Heritage Manor Activity Fund.
Donna D.L. Niemeyer, 73, 431 Canal St., New Bremen, died at 5:15 p.m. March 11, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 1, 1929, near New Bremen, to William and Amanda (Kamman) Tontrup. On July 28, 1951, she married Frank Niemeyer Jr. and he died Feb. 24, 1984.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Jeff and Barbara of London; a daughter and her husband, Deborah and Gerald Bergman, Rossburg; a sister, Lilas Quellhorst, New Bremen; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Richard, Alton, Wilbur and Louis Tontrup, and a sister, Mary Jane Montgomery.
She retired from Crown Equipment Corp. after 29 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, the Senior Citizens and the Crown Corp. 25 Year Club, all of New Bremen.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.