Lowell C. Sibert, 89, 3078 Mud Pike, Celina, died at 9:53 a.m. Jan. 27, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 20, 1911, near Celina, to Stephen A. and Eva (Andrews) Sibert. On Jan. 2, 1935, he married Gladys Bilter, who died Nov. 17.
Survivors are two sons and their wives, James and Martie of Monument, Colo., and Richard and Shirley of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Jean and John Bruns, Coldwater; a brother and his wife, William and Anita of Sidney; two sisters and their husbands, Audrey and Ned Baltzell, Mendon, and Betty and Dick Garman, Celina; a sister-in-law, Donna of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Ruth Bricker and Mabel Linn, and a brother, Donald "Bud."
He was a retired truck driver for Stokely's in Celina, and was formerly employed at Fisher's Furniture, Celina, and Beatrice Foods, New Bremen. He was a member of the Teamster's Union and was a 1925 graduate of Washington Township High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of God, Celina, the Rev. Stephen L. Dunn officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church or American Lung Association of Ohio.
Irena A. Siegel, 96, died at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2001 at her residence in Fort Loramie.
She was born Aug. 5, 1904, in Minster, to Henry and Mary (Fleckenstien) Sommer. On Nov. 15, 1921, she married Frank J. Siegel, who died Dec. 8, 1966.
Survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Ralph Brown, Lakeview, Geraldine and John Permenter, Troy, and Judy and John Holtvogt, Fort Loramie, and a daughter, Carol Streib, Versailles; a son and his wife, Thomas and Norma of Newport; two daughters-in-law, Hilda of Fort Loramie, and Barbara of Piqua; a son-in-law, Melvin Bergman, Newport; a sister, Clara Fader, Dayton; 32 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, two sons, a brother, four sisters, and six grandchildren.
She was employed as a cook at Earls Island Restaurant in Lake Loramie, and was one of the organizers of Fort Loramie High School Band. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and its Rosary and Altar Sodality, Newport, and Knights of St. John Auxiliary.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Randolph Dirks Sr.
Randolph H. Dirks Sr., 83, of Montezuma, died Jan. 29, 2001 at Springfield Masonic Home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1917, in Dayton to Herman and Margaret (Bloome) Dirks.
Survivors are two sons, Randolph Jr., of Dayton, and Gary of West Carrollton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was retired from the City of Dayton Water Department, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion, Coldwater, and South Shore Sportsman Club, Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, the Rev. Ronald Hajarian officiating. Burial is at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today and prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Wanda Weigel, 72, 221 S. Oak St., Coldwater, died at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 29, 2001 in Coldwater.
She was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Mercer County, to Sylvester and Fanny (Bailey) Livingston. On June 23, 1951, she married Paul C. Weigel, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, Mike and Jane, Mark and Nancy, and Jeff and Connie, all of Coldwater; a daughter and her husband, Deb and Bob Huwer, Coldwater; and 14 grandchildren.
She was retired from Hemmelgarn and Sons in Philothea, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its St. Anns Rosary Altar Sodality, St. Cecilia Knights of St. John and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, all of Coldwater. She was a member and past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Ron Wilker officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Elaine Ward, 73, of Celina, died Jan. 28, 2001 at 8:46 p.m. at her residence.
She was born June 24, 1927 in Dayton to Joseph and Marcella (Unverferth) Verhoff. On Jan. 5, 1946, she married John Ward. Jr., who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Rita and Bud McFarlin, Celina and Jackie and Carl Frederick, Montgomery County; one son and his wife, John and Linda, of Montgomery County; nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.
Deceased are three sisters.
She was a customer service manager at Wal-Mart's Celina store, a member of the Celina Legion 8 and 40 Club, the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilairy, Celina Moose and past president of the Mercer County Democrats and the Southside Sportsman Club. She was a graduate of the Patterson Co op High School in Dayton and of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Montezuma.
Funeral services will be held noon Thursday at the Church of the Ascension in Kettering, the Rev. David Brinkmoeller officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina and 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the church in Kettering.
Funeral services for Elaine Ward were held at noon on Thursday at the Church of Ascension, Kettering, with Friar David Brinkmoeller officiating.
Pallbearers to Calvary Cemetery, Dayton were: Tom Wedig, Irvin McFarlin II, Jeremy Frederick, Dan Foster, Jeff Rush and Dick Dulebohn.
Cisco Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Wilbur E. McMullen, 80, 109 Ohio St., St. Marys, died at 2:15 a.m. today [Jan. 31, 2001] at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born March 21, 1920, in St. Marys, to Cornelius and Molly (Hawk) McMullen. On Nov. 11, 1945, he married Dorothy Niemeyer, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Larry and Linda Lou of Geneva, Ind.; a daughter and her husband, Linda Sue and Dave Huston, St. Marys; a sister, Lois Schaefer, Sidney; a mother-in-law, Alvena Niemeyer, New Knoxville; six granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Marvel Ramsey, and an infant brother.
He was retired from the maintenance department at the former Huffy Bicycle Corp., Celina, and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnich officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church's memorial fund, Gideons International or Valley Nursing Home Activities Fund.
Kenneth V. Moser, 80, of Lima, died at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 29, 2001 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Allen County, to Duett and Ida Bell (Mayberry) Moser. On Jan. 26, 1966, he married Anna Burd Langle, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Bruce and Barbara Langle, Lima, and David and Joy Langle, Florida, and a son, Dennis Langle, also of Florida; three daughters and their husbands, Vicki and James E. Mayer, Nancy and Thomas Staup, and Paula and Daniel Burges, all of Lima; a brother, Richard of Vandalia; a sister and her husband, Treva and Willis Hardesty, Lima; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was a retired meat supervisor for Clyde Evans and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and FOB lodges in Lima.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, the Rev. James C. Couser officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the Lima Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.