Esther H. Franck, 87, 7353 Ohio 219, Celina, died at 9:17 a.m. April 2, 2002, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Carthagena, to Peter and Clara (Barhorst) Olding. On Oct. 6, 1932, she married Ferd Franck and he died in 1971.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Donald and Brenda of Goetzville, Mich., Dennis and Joan of Fort Recovery and Robert and Marie of Marion, Ind.; a daughter, Shirley of Redkey, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Kenneth and Ferd Jr.; four brothers and five sisters.
She formerly worked at the Mercer County Home near Celina. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, and a former member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Fort Recovery church, the Revs. Paul Wohlwend and James Dugal officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
John W. Hoenie, 80, 526 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died at 6:50 a.m. April 2, 2002, at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1921, in Hopewell Township, to Adolph and Chloe (Shivley) Hoenie. On May 1, 1968, he married Dorothy Alexander and she survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Clifford, and a sister, Florence Evelyn West.
He was a retired farmer, a 1936 graduate of Celina High School and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the First Church of God, past president of the Sunday School class and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all of Celina.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
LaDonna J. Overman, 74, West Fifth Street, Minster, died at 4:25 a.m. April 2, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. She had been ill seven months with lung cancer.
She was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Deshler, to Richard and Gladys (Briggs) Budde. On Sept. 15, 1951, she married Eugene A. Overman and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Paul and Becky of Fort Loramie and John and Twyla of Lima; two daughters and their husbands, Jeannie and John Lore, North Star, and Martha and Ken Jutte, New Bremen; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Barbara; a brother, Thomas Budde; and a grandson.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Mission Commission of the church and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 387, all of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Former Mercer County resident Robert Snider, 76, of Kettering, died March 29, 2002, at Hospice of Dayton.
He was born July 31, 1925, in Coldwater, to Earl and Mary Snider. His wife, Glessna "Fritz" Snider, died in 1992.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Eric and Sherrey of Powell, and Jeffrey and Kay of Oakwood; a daughter and her husband, Marsha and Stu Livingston, Alabama; two brothers and their wives, Wayne and Florence of Coldwater and Lyle and Esther of Mendon; and four grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Donald Snider.
He retired from WHIO-TV after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 405.
Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, the Rev. James Sager officiating. Burial will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Cletus Anthony Behr, 68, Eastview Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 9:51 p.m. April 2, 2002, in the emergency room at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
He was born Jan. 18, 1934, in McCartyville, to Fred and Agnes (Barhorst) Behr. On Aug. 23, 1958, he married Ruth Ann Leugers and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Michael and Lin of Fort Myers, Fla., and James and Lisa of Maria Stein, and two sons, Mark and Donald of Fort Loramie; a daughter and her husband, Mary and Victor McConnell, Fort Loramie, and one daughter, Kathryn of Fort Loramie; three brothers and their wives, Roger and Marcella, Norman and Alberta and Larry and Alberta, all of Fort Loramie; a sister and her husband, Judy and Thomas Peterson, Dayton; his mother-in-law, Christine Leugers, Rossburg; and seven grandchildren.
One granddaughter is deceased.
He worked at Monarch Machine Tool Co. for 27 years. He retired from Stolle Corp. after 131/2 years and as a custodian at the Shelby County Courthouse after seven years. He formerly had been in charge of ground maintenance at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie for 11 years and currently was working part time at the Super Wash in Minster.
He was a member of St. Michael Church, the Building and Grounds Committee of the church and St. Joseph Men's Society, all of Fort Loramie, and Shelby County Right to Life. He also was a senior knight and Uniform Rank member of the Knights of St. John Commandery 300 in Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or Shelby County Right to Life.
Wanda B. Stein, 82, 114 Lakeland Blvd., Celina, died at 11:30 p.m. April 2, 2002, at her daughter's home in Sidney.
She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Kenton, to Joseph Harley and Katherine (Kaser) Coile. On Dec. 31, 1941, she married Walter Stein and he died Nov. 4, 1979.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Wally and Ann of Essex Junction, Vt.; a daughter and her husband, Sue and Tom Reasner, Sidney; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are her stepfather, Ray Potter, and a sister, Wilma Osbun.
A retired nurse, she had worked at the former Otis Hospital in Celina. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice.
Lauretta Bollenbacher, 85, a resident of Chalet Village, Berne, Ind., died at 5:40 p.m. April 2, 2002, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born Aug. 9, 1916, in Mercer County, to Otto and Freeda (Schaadt) Fickert. On Feb. 20, 1937, she married Delmas "Mike" Bollenbacher and he died in 1988.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Patsy and Ronald Stuckey, Monroe, Ind., and Karen and John Ousley, Berne; two brothers, Roma Fickert, Rockford, and Ralph Fickert, Celina; a sister and her husband, Doris Jean and Donald Gerber, Berne, and a sister, Betty Carter, Celina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Raymond, Homer and Lloyd Fickert, and two sisters, Esther Noack and Alvina Trafzer.
She was a homemaker and formerly helped on the family farm. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Rockford, and the Pleasant Neighbors Home Economics Club.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, the Rev. John Fleming officiating. Burial will be at M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.