Helen L. Miller, 85, died at 3:12 a.m. Jan. 21, 2001 at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home,Spencerville, where she was a resident.
She was born April 13, 1915, in Uniopolis, to Enos and Flora Anna (Weber) Place. On May 15, 1931, she married Orval R. Miller, who died Feb. 28, 1989.
Survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Irene and Dick Lape, and Marie and Hank Longstreth, all of Spencerville; a sister, Freda Burch, Mendon; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters, Daisy Brown, Dollie Alexander, Mamie Miller and Floretta Browder.
She was formerly employed at Lima Westinghouse Corp. and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., both St. Marys, and was the former manager of both Diana's Dress Shop and SoFro Fabric Store in the American Mall in Lima. She was a member and served as secretary/treasurer of the adult Sunday school at Friends Church, Spencerville. She was a member of the church's Missionary Society.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. William R. Abram officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Old Hartford Cemetery located northeast of Spencerville.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the music department of Spencerville High School or the Spencerville EMS.
Clark L. Reed, 68, 416 Bollman St., Decatur, Ind., died Jan. 20, 2001 at Adams County, Ind., Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1932, in New Corydon, Ind., to Ernest and Pearl (Bunker) Reed. He was married to Connie Richardson, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Kirk of Phoenix, Ariz., Sean of Creston, Calif., and Todd of Bluffton, Ind.; a daughter, Suzanne M. Fletcher, Decatur, Ind.; a sister, and her husband Sharon and Frank Wellman, Decatur, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
He was retired as a supervisor at Central Soya, Decatur, Ind., and was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean War.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Ind., the Rev. Amy Beitelschees-Albers officiating.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant, Ind.
Robert Rempe Jr.
Robert H. "Butch" Rempe Jr., 56, of Tampa, Fla., died Jan. 14, 2001 at the Tampa V.A. Hospital in Tampa.
He was born Dec. 15, 1945, in Auglaize County, to Robert Sr. and Pauline (Schnelle) Rempe. His father survives in New Bremen. He was married to Kaye Topp, who survives in Celina. His second wife, Gale, survives in Tampa, Fla.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Jayne and Rodney Ruwoldt, Celina, and three daughters, Rene Hammond, New Bremen, and Chryistina and Cheyenne, both of Tampa, Fla.; a son and his wife, Kenney and Kelly of Celina, and four sons, Robert, Joshua, Shawn and Nickolas, all of Tampa, Fla.; a sister and her husband, Bert and Don Gehle, Celina; a sister-in-law, Linda of New Bremen; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are his mother, a son, Lonnie, and a brother, Ed.
He was self-employed and also worked at Fredricks Fabrication in Tampa, Fla., and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Dennis Meyer officiating. Burial will be held at the family's convenience.
Former Celina resident Madonna M. Bueltel, 89, died at 3:20 p.m. Jan. 22, 2001 at Marie Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton.
She was born March 25, 1911, in Celina, to Fred and Molly (Beechner) Pulskamp. On Oct. 8, 1938, she married Henry Bueltel, who died Feb. 7, 1983.
Survivors are three sons and their wives, James and Joan of Troy, Mich., Gary and Jane of Fayetteville, N.C., and Thomas and Barbara of Dayton; three daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and William "Biff" Schindler, and Rita and Robert King, all of Dayton, and Karen and Michael Davis, Dublin; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was a registered nurse for several years at the former Otis Hospital in Celina, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and its ladies Resurrection Choir, Altar Rosary Sodality and Daughters of Isabella. She served on the Archdiocese Ecumenical Council.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Revs. Richard Riedel and Louis Osterhage officiating. Burial is at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Educational Endowment Fund.
Henry B. Potthoff, 81, 602 Murray St., Wapakoneta, died at 2:07 p.m. Jan. 11, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that day in Allen County.
He was born April 1, 1919, in Cloverdale, to Theodore and Margaret (Krieger) Potthoff. On May 25, 1940, he married Marie P. Diegelman, who survives.
Other survivors are a brother and his wife, Edwin and Virginia of Cloverdale; a sister-in-law, Marcille of Norwood; and a brother-in-law, Earl J. Kreitzer, Wapakoneta.
Deceased are a brother, Harry, a brother-in-law, Rev. Clarence Diegelman, and two sisters-in-law, Sister Maurice (Alma) Diegelman, C.PP.S. and Helen Kreitzer.
He was retired as manager of the former Uhlman's Store in Wapakoneta, was a former baker with Mount St. Marys Seminary in Norwood, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, Wapakoneta. He was a 1937 graduate of Ottoville High School.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Peter Chiodo, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial is at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, with a Christian prayer service at 7 p.m.
Robert W. Barnes, 76, 430 W. North St., St. Marys, died at 6:07 a.m. Jan. 23, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Covington, Ky., to William and Grace (Arnott) Barnes. On May 12, 1951, he married Melva Graff, who died April 10, 1997.
Survivors are a son, Kist Charles of Rockford; a daughter, Deborah Vanderhorst, St. Marys; and two granddaughters.
Deceased is a brother, George.
He was retired as welding foreman at American Laundry Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, and received five Bronze Stars while serving in the U.S. Army's Sixth Artillery Division in Europe and Africa during World War II. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Aerie 767, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, Disable American Veterans Post 119 and American Legion Post 323, all of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Wine officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The American Legion and VFW will conduct a joint memorial service at 7 p.m.
Former Montezuma resident Irene Catherine Hamm, 93, died Jan. 24, 2001 at Resthaven Nursing Home, Greenville.
She was born April 19, 1907, in Pitsburg, to George and Ida (Kissinger) Hofacker. She married William B. Hamm, who died in 1960.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Jerry and Marilyn Hofacker, St. Marys; two brothers, three sisters, three granddaughters, a great-grandson, three stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters and three brothers.
She was a retired school teacher, teaching in the Franklin-Monroe Schools for 21 years and 11 years in the Celina City Schools.
Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Kreitzer Funeral Home Inc., Arcanum, is handling arrangements.