Pauline M. Heinrich, 93, formerly of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, died at 3:40 a.m. March 27, 2002, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 4, 1908, in St. Marys, to William and Louisa (Kellermeyer) Heinrich.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Dorothy Heinrich, Lewistown, Mont.; five nieces and two nephews, including James Heinrich, St. Marys.
Deceased are her twin brother, Paul; four other brothers, Walter, Alfred, Arthur and William; and three sisters, Lauretta Nolan, Ellanora and Edna Heinrich.
A 1927 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, she worked at the former Moulton Store for many years and also at St. Marys Hardware Store. A lifelong member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, St. Marys, she served as a Sunday School teacher for more than 17 years and as the former superintendent of the Sunday School Primary Department. Other memberships include the Women's Guild of the church and the Rural Women's Club.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church endowment fund.
Rose M. Hickman, 82, 117 Cedarhurst Drive, St. Marys, died at 9:03 p.m. March 27, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born April 27, 1919, in Hamilton. On Jan. 30, 1940, she married Theodore Hickman and he died March 6, 1986.
Surviving are a son, Larry of St. Marys, and a grandson.
A graduate of Hamilton High School, she owned and operated the former Villa View Inn Restaurant in St. Marys. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. David Woodyard officiating.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Clayborn J. "Bud" Shindledecker, 80, 7631 Bogart Road, Celina, died March 26, 2002, at his home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Rockford, to Alvin and Lulu Christina (Roth) Shindledecker. On Sept. 16, 1944, he married Margaret G. McLaughlin, who died Jan. 23, 1995.
Surviving are a brother-in-law, Don Leitzell, Celina; a niece and her husband, Sherri and Paul Waesch, St. Marys, and a niece, Karen Hiles of Wisconsin.
Deceased are three sisters, Millie Leitzell, Edith Miller and Rosanne Hoovler.
He was a retired farmer and hay and straw dealer. He was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Rockford, and a 1939 graduate of the former Rockford High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Revs. Thomas Brenberger and Clement Alt officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
John Ellis, 73, 306 Sturgeon St., St. Marys, died at 12:45 a.m. March 29, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Celina, to John and Mary (Hole) Ellis. On June 29, 1947, he married Joan Yahn, who died Sept. 9, 1999.
Surviving is a son, Jay of Celina; a son and his wife, Jerry and Sheryl of Mendon; two brothers, Chuck of Celina and the Rev. Bob of Alabama; three sisters, Hope Fetters and Linda Ross, both of Celina, and Delores Reynolds of Muncie, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Terry, and a brother, Bevan.
He retired from the West Ohio Gas Co., where he had worked for 31 years. He was a member of The Lord's Church in Celina and was a member of Bassmasters.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice.
Frances A. Amato, 99, 1001 Myers Road, Celina, died March 28, 2003, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Springfield, to Joseph and Anna Papania. On June 22, 1927, she married Michael A. Amato who died in October 1950.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry (Rosemarie) of Celina, Joseph (Audrey) of Coldwater, and Michael E. (Claire) of Green Valley, Ariz.; a brother, Stephen Papania, Yellow Springs; a sister, Concetta (George) Wood, Springfield; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Verna Papania, is deceased.
She was the retired owner and bookkeeper at Amato Produce, Celina. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Sodality and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John, all of Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund.
Paul Ralph Berger, 22, 312 E. Main St., Coldwater, died the morning of March 29, 2003, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born March 1, 1981, in St. Marys, to Patrick and Joyce Bertke Berger, who survive.
Also surviving are three brothers: Pete, Adam and Brandon of Coldwater; two sisters, Mandy (David) Koenig, Chickasaw, and Casie Berger, Coldwater; grandparents, Paul and Rosie Berger, Minster, and Annie Bertke, Maria Stein.
Deceased is a grandfather, Ralph Bertke.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater and a participant in the Cheryl Ann programs.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Coldwater.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the Paul Berger Memorial Fund.
Helen C. Bracken, 87, 12544 West Lake Village, Minster, died at 2:40 a.m. March 29, 2003, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Minster, to Louis and Anna (Senger) Sommer. On Feb. 16, 1943, she married Charles B. Bracken who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Michael, of Michigan; two daughters, Bernadine Welke, of Italy, and Christine (Vincent) Ramby, Cape Netick, Maine; three sisters, Leona Myers, Dayton, Lois Vandenbrock, Kettering, and Jacqueline Lunsford, Charleston, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Sommer, Minster; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster. A World War II veteran, she served as a surgical nurse in an evacuation hospital attached to General Patton's Seventh Army in North Africa and Sicily.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
There are no calling hours.