Virgil G. "Pete" Roebuck, 64, of Cridersville, died at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 24, 2001 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, Lima.
He was born March 6, 1936, in Rockford to Rev. Garrison and Jocie (Archer) Roebuck. On Feb. 8, 1958, he married Jane Figley, who survives in Cridersville.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Mike and Rita of Lima; a daughter and her husband, Cindy and Glen Steinke, Columbus; two brothers and their wives, Lamar and Sally of Lima, and Forest and Marlene of Rockford; a sister and her husband, Lois and Charles Abram, and a sister, Lucille Douce, all of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Ruby of Mendon; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Lee, and a grandson.
He was a retired Pepsi route driver and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Westview United Methodist Church, Cridersville.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, the Revs. Richard Thomas and Rick Adams officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Former Botkins resident Beatrice Bambauer Gerber, 90, died at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2001 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Shelby County, to Charles and Edith (Schroerlucke) Holtkamp. In December 1931, she married Forrest Henry Bambauer, who died July 31, 1969. On Aug. 22, 1980, she married Lloyd Gerber, who survives at the Gardens of Wapakoneta.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Gayla and Tom Burden, St. Marys, and Mariam and Clarence Pfaddt, Botkins; a stepdaughter and her husband, Phyllis and Gary Klopfenstein, Wapakoneta; and a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Decker, Lynn, Ind.; a sister and her husband, Violet and Don Elsass, Sidney; a sister-in-law, Miriam Holtkamp, New Bremen; 11 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, L.W. Holtkamp, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
She was a former accountant at Marathon Oil Company and worked as a lab technician at Provico Feed Company. She was a member of Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene, serving as church organist, pianist and board member.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Wine officiating. Burial is at Schwabero Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Gideons International.
Rev. Leo Gaulrapp
Rev. Leo Gaulrapp, C.PP.S, 80, died Jan. 26, 2001 at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
He was born July 23, 1920, in Freeport, Ill., to Fred and Amelia (Wetzel) Gaulrapp.
Survivors are seven nephews.
Deceased are a twin sister and her husband, Margaret and Ralph Moderow.
He entered the society in September 1934 in Canton and professed at Collegeville, Ind. He was ordained into the priesthood Feb. 2, 1946, at the center in Carthagena. As a priest, he developed a marriage preparation course for couples, ministered in foreign missions and served as Mission Procurator for the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood for 23 years. He served as associate pastor at St. Peter Church, Steubenville, taught at St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind., and St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. He also served as Mission Procurator, served as chaplain at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, and served as administrator pro tem of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Center. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday, and a Mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at the center.
Stephen Allan Varner, 47, of Xenia, died unexpectedly Jan. 25, 2001 at Southview Hospital in Centerville.
He was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Marion, to the late Oliver and Marie (Mullins) Varner, who survives in Reynoldsburg. On May 22, 1993, he married Donna Rosenbeck, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Dana, of Athens; a son, Stephen H., of Xenia; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Lisa, of Reynoldsburg; a sister, Lillian Swetel, Mansfield; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Esther Rosenbeck, Coldwater; four brothers-in-law and their wives, Jerry and Mary Rosenbeck, Valrico, Fla., Tom and Carol Rosenbeck, St. Henry, Roger and Sue Rosenbeck, Centerburg, and Don and Mary Rosenbeck, Jackson Center; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Julie and Elmer Heitkamp, St. Anthony, Jeanne and John Lozenski, Navarre, Fla., Carol and Tony Roby, St. Marys; a former wife, Liz Varner, Xenia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He worked in inventory control for 19 years at Kil-Kare Auto Wrecking in Xenia. He was a member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association and a member of X-Warn. He was a member of First Church of Christ in Xenia, and was the servant leader for the church's video ministry.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. R. James "Pete" Creamer officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bowersville.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church's video ministry.
Mary Ann Koenig
Mary Ann Koenig, 75, 312 W. State St., Botkins, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 28, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Shelby County, to Everett L. and Geraldine E. (Blakeley) Cole. On Jan. 20, 1948, she married Adrian G. "Mike" Koenig, who died March 23, 1997.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Mark L. and Mary of Montra; a sister and her husband, Myra Jo and Jon Anspaugh, Wapakoneta; two brothers and their wives, James N. and Barbara Cole, Sidney, and Terry K. and Karen Cole, Botkins; and two grandsons.
She was a homemaker and was employed by Manor Direct in Botkins, was formerly a cosmetologist in the Lima area and worked for United Buff and Supply in Wapakoneta. She was a member of Botkins United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women, and Town & Country Demonstrator Craft Club. She was a graduate of Fredericks School of Cosmetology in Lima, and was a 1943 graduate of Botkins High School.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Fred B. Gillenwater officiating. Burial is at Loramie Valley Cemetery, Botkins.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Wilber G. Leatherman, 91, 914 Hemlock St., Celina, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 27, 2001 at his residence in Zephyrhills, Fla.
He was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Oakwood, to Daniel P. and Leora (Harger) Leatherman. On Aug. 18, 1979, he married Matilda Meyer, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Lynda and Richard Chivington, Grabel, Ind.; a half-sister, Janet Sites, Spencerville; and three grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother.
He was a retired sales engineer for Lima Armature Works, and was a member of Cross United Church of Christ, Berne, Ind.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randall Luther officiating. Burial is at M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne, Ind.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pauline W. Nelson, 97, of St. Marys, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 27, 2001 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Sept. 30, 1903, in Franklin Twp., Mercer County, to David J. and Christina (Mox) Temple. On April 10, 1928, she married Clinton C. Nelson, who died Sept. 13, 1968.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty J. of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are six brothers, Lewis, Luther, Robert, Lincoln, Harold and Guy Temple, and a half-sister, Naomi Davis.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Woolen Mills in St. Marys, and at the former Mersman Furniture Co., Celina. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Ruth Ramsey officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or Wapakoneta Manor Activity Fund.