Louis H. Rutschilling, 80, 316 W. Walnut St., Coldwater, died at 12:50 p.m. April 16, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 26, 1921, in Coldwater, to August and Theresa (Hein) Rutschilling. On May 16, 1945, he married Mary Ann Overman, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, Mike and Marlene of St. Marys, Sam and Konnie of Celina, and Chuck and Joan of St. Henry; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Kim Hall, Fairplay, Colo., and Beth and Jeff Rinderle, St. Henry; two brothers and their wives, Mark and Rosevelyn, and Paul and Grace, all of Coldwater; a sister and her husband, Mary and Dewey Brooks, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Edna of Coldwater; eight grandchildren, a stepgrandchild, two great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Urban and Theodore, and two sisters, Delma and Marcella.
He was retired from the former New Idea, Coldwater, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to Mercer/Darke County Hospice.
Helen C. Walter, 86, died at 7:40 p.m. April 15, 2001 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born July 18, 1914, in St. Anthony, to Joseph and Rosa (Dues) Braun. She was married to Wilfred Theis and Harold Walter, both deceased.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Norita and Rodger Kittle, Celina; a sister and her husband, Rita and Clifford Fisher, Celina; four sisters-in-law, Rosella Braun and Rita Walter, both of Celina, Hilda Walter, Rockford, and Mary Koenig, Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two daughters, Jeanette and Martha, three brothers, Romie, John and Paul Braun, four sisters, Margaret Huber, Loretta Hickman, Bernadetta Jauregui and Madonna Braun, and a grandson.
She was employed at Wal-Mart and the former Mersman's Furniture Corp., both of Celina, and worked at home as a seamstress. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church's restoration project.
Helen C. Walter
Services for Helen C. Walter were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Organist Cindy Karper accompanied the Ladies Resurrection Choir.
Pallbearers to St. Marys Catholic Cemetery were grandsons Mike Powell and Kevin Rogstad, and nephews, Richard Braun, Ron Huber, Joe Jaurigui, and Ronald Heckman.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, handled arrangements.
Dorothy V. Webster, 92, 14695 Schmitmeyer-Baker Road, Minster, died at 11:29 a.m. April 16, 2001 at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born March 7, 1909, in Springfield to Edwin D. and Mabel R. (Stonesifer) Click. On June 12, 1930, she married Gordon K. Webster who died April 3, 1996.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Edmund and Norma of Minster; a sister-in-law, Marian Broadhurst, Clearwater, Fla.; four grandsons and a great-great-grandson.
She was a secretary with M K Sales of Dayton, and had worked at Wright Field, Fairborn, during World War II. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, American Legion Post Auxiliary 323, St. Marys, Home City Chapter 258 and Order of Eastern Star, Springfield. She was a 1928 graduate of Springfield High School.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Joachim K. Wilck officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions can be made to Darke-Mercer Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Rev. Willis Yarian
Rev. Willis A. Yarian, 82, died who died at his residence at 1309 Schroeder Road, Celina, at 7:15 p.m. April 14, 2001.
He was born July 12, 1918, in Columbiana County, to Clyde and Lena (Grossen) Yarian. On June 6, 1943, he married Marcella M. Menchhofer, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Ruth Ann and Jim Nugent, Aiea, Hawaii, and Esther and John Mowen, Freeburg, Ill.; five sons and their wives, Carl and Nazia of Falls Church, Va., Mark and Carolyn of Troy, Ill., Daniel and Dinah of Bondurant, Iowa, Luther and Grace of Fort Worth, Texas, and Paul and Melissa of Perrysburg; a son, Donn of Mascoutah, Ill.; two sisters and their husbands, Margaret and Harry Ziroff, Cape Coral, Fla., Wanda and Rudy Sirni, St. Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Gloria Esmont, North Canton; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Arthur.
He was a minister in six churches in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Following retirement, he served as an interim pastor for 14 congregations and a visitation pastor for one congregation in northern Ohio. He was a 1940 graduate of Capital University and graduated from the seminary in 1943.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Coldwater, the Bishop Marcus Lohrmann officiating with assistance from Revs. Douglas Meyer and Derik Yarian.
Contributions can be made to Lutheran World Relief, Mercer County Hospice or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Coldwater.
Leonard H. Flaute, 75, 16684 Botkins Road, Botkins, died at 7:02 a.m. April 17, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Dec. 11, 1925, in McCartyville, to John David and Loretta Caroline (Koverman) Flaute. On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Betty R. Loschert, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons and their wives, David and Becky of St. Marys, Bob and Diane of Botkins, Mike and Janice of New Bremen, and Pat and Gina of Wapakoneta; two daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Barry Stewart, Piqua, and Linda and John Larger of Kettlersville; two daughters, Mary Biza and Becky Flaute, both of Botkins; two brothers and their wives, Ray and Rita of Cassella, and Norbert and Eleanor of Coldwater; 20 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are three sisters, Henrietta Bensman, Mary Flaute, and Dorothy Hoying, three brothers, Carl, Elmer and Walter, and a granddaughter.
He was retired from Airstream, Jackson Center and was a farmer. He served with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War II and with the Army of Occupation in Japan. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Rhine, and American Legion Post 446, Anna. He was a 1944 graduate of Anna High School.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. James F. Trick officiating. Burial is Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Omer M. Grilliot, 82, died at 11 p.m. April 16, 2001 at his residence of 13682 Ohio 118, New Weston.
He was born April 8, 1919, in Yorkshire, to Clarence and Elizabeth (Frantz) Grilliot. On April 15, 1944, he married Mary Catherine Crites, who died Dec. 4, 1993.
Survivors are three sons and their wives, Robert and Carolyn of Piqua, Edward and Barbara of Lakeside, Calif., and Joseph and Katherine of New Weston; two sons, William of Marysville, and Thomas of New Weston; two daughters and their husbands, Suzanne and Charles Keihl, Versailles, and Teresa and Donovan Oswalt, Bradford; two daughters, Mary Miller and Patricia Baker, both of Versailles; seven brothers and their wives, Robert and Elsie, and Elmer and Lois, all of Yorkshire, Ralph and Alma of Versailles, Paul and JoAnn of Delphos, Carl and Thelma of Loxahatchee, Fla., Clarence Jr. and Doris of Mount Pleasant, and Louis "Luke" and Kathy of Orange Lake; a brother, Fred of Unadilla, Ga.; three sisters and their husbands, Kate and Noah Simon, Russia, Milrita and Richard Goodell, Franklin, N.C., and Helena and Wilfred Bruns, Tipp City; three sisters, Evelyn Hull and June Schlarman, both of Osgood, and Patricia Harlett, Grandville, Mich.; 31 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, a sister, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
He was a lathe operator at the former New Idea, Coldwater, and was a member of St. Louis Church, North Star, and Knights of Columbus, Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. James Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-9 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, and 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to American Cancer Association or Darke/Mercer County Hospice.
Peggy Richardson, 53, 3652 Edgewater Drive, St. Marys, died at 9:14 p.m. April 13, 2001 at University Hospital, Columbus.
She was born April 19, 1947, in Piqua, to Thomas D. and Elizabeth A. (Green) Stewart. On March 25, 1989, she married William Richardson, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, David W. And Druscilla Sloan, Celina; two sons, Brian Dershem, Russia, and Nathan Sloan, Pleasant Hill; three stepsons, Stephen of Troy, Charles of Tipp City, and Gregory of Troy; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Richardson, West Milton, and Kelley Reynolds, New Carlisle; a brother and his wife, Barry D. and Kathy Stewart, Lockington; a sister and her husband, Debbie and Jeff Wolfe, Sidney; two grandchildren, 24 stepgrandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was owner of Richardson Carpet in Celina, and a member of Sorptimist Club, Celina, and Celina/Mercer County Chamber.
Private services will be held at a later date, the Rev. Jason Rea officiating.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.