Word has been received of the death of Clyde H. Freels.
Freels, 65, died April 11, 2001 at his Clinton, Tenn., residence. He was a former Dayton resident, and had kept a camper on Grand Lake St. Marys.
Survivors include his wife, June V. Babb Freels, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a son, Clyde H. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a daughter, Teresa Bracken, Troy; three brothers, Lester, Berl and James, all of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a sister, Edna Fritts, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
He was retired from Associated Spring, Dayton.
Graveside services were held April 14 at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
Carroll A. Bollenbacher, 75, 1113 Princeton Ave., Celina, died at 8:05 p.m. April 23, 2001 at the residence.
He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Rockford, to Henry S. and Pearl (Gehm) Bollenbacher. On Oct. 17, 1975, he married Nina Blair, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Arienne and Kevin Allmandinger, Columbus, and Lana and Pete Hinders, Celina; a daughter, Joni Sudman, St. Marys; a brother and his wife, Jerry and Waunita of Celina; a brother, Lowell "Gus" of Celina; a sister and her husband, Pauline and Leland Shaffer, Van Wert; a sister-in-law, Dora of Rockford; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Luther "Casey," and a grandson.
He was a retired supervisor from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of Celina, and Mercer County Farm Bureau.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. John Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to St. Marys Home Health Care, Celina Area Visiting Nurses or Darke/Mercer County Hospice.
Dorothy H.C. Hall, 78, 702 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died at 12:30 a.m. April 23, 2001 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.
She was born May 4, 1922, in Auglaize County, to Herbert L. and Luetta C. (Donnerberg) Hall.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Janet Hall, Cape Coral, Fla.
Deceased are a brother, Edward F. Hall, and two sisters, Fedelia C. Ramey and Betty J. Hall.
She was a housekeeper and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild, St. Marys.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia G. Minnick officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize Acres Activity Fund.
Josie A. Knapke, 66, 419 W. Main St., Coldwater, died at 2:10 a.m. April 25, 2001 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Lawrence and Leafa (Staudt) Marchal. On May 6, 1961, she married Robert Knapke, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Larry and Martha of Celina, and Bruce and Vicki of Glen Rock, Pa.; a son, Doug of Coldwater; three daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Mike Shaffer, Celina, Kris and Allen Wenger, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Joan and Mike Roll, St. Henry; a stepsister and her husband, Mildred and Lester Kinninger, Sidney; three stepsisters, Loretta Schulze, Sidney, Esther Smith and Viola Sitzman, both of Dayton; two stepbrothers and their wives, Robert and Evelyn Geise, and Charles and Ruth Geise, all of Coldwater; three brothers-in-law and their wives, Jerry and Marlene of Coldwater, Jim and Ruth of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Ed and Toni of Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Louis Braun, St. Henry; a sister-in-law and her husband, Mary Lou and Walter Fortener, Coldwater; a stepbrother-in-law, Wilbur Thobe, Minster; a stepsister-in-law, Butch Geise, Coldwater; and 20 grandchildren.
Deceased are his stepfather, Henry Geise, a brother, Harold, two sisters, Mary Jane and Velma, stepbrother, Elmer Geise, Stepsister, Martha Thobe, and a stepsister-in-law, Sylvia Braun.
She was retired from Peoples Bank in Coldwater, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its St. Anns Rosary Altar Sodality, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to Mercer/Darke County Hospice.
Bill J. Powell, 77, died at 7:45 a.m. April 23, 2001 at his Lima residence.
He was born April 3, 1924, in Lima, to Dallas and Bessie (Fetters) Powell. His mother survives in Lima. On July 18, 1943, he married to M. Leona Jaymes, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Nina Kettering Powell, McLean, Va., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Virginia Pugsley Jacobs.
He was retired as owner and watchmaker of Powell's Jewelry, was a partner in Powell's Herb Shop, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 96, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370, all of Lima.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Chiles and Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel, Lima, the Rev. Arnold Wright officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 1275 will be held at a later date.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Nature's Sunshine Freedom Fund.
Former Fort Recovery resident Clara E. Koverman, 94, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born April 7, 1907, in Wendelin, to John and Anna (Schneider) Harlett.
Survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters and five brothers.
She was retired from Duro-Pump, Dayton, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe, and its Altar Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ernest Levi Jr.
Former Belleview, Fla., resident Ernest Levi Jr., 73, died April 23, 2001 in Orient.
He was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Connersville, Ind., to Ernest and Violet (Young) Levi.
Survivors are two sons, John of Indiana, and Jeff Arthur of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and John Pickett, Aurora, Ind., and a daughter, Mitzi of Calif.; three brothers and their wives, Leo and Elnora and Eldon and Shirley, all of Celina, and Loren and Betty of Connersville, Ind.
Deceased are two brothers, Norman and Ferrell, and four sisters, Elma, Annabelle, Doris and Naomi.
He was a retired truck driver.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Apostolic Church, Celina, the Rev. Larry Fries officiating.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.