Norman L. Dammeyer, 88, 70 S. Jefferson St., Minster, died April 3, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 24, 1914, in New Bremen, to Julius and Rosa Dammeyer. On May 5, 1943, he married Laurina Albers and she died June 10, 1983. On Jan. 5, 1985, he married Velma Osterloh Winner and she died June 30, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Marlene and William Meyer, Minster, and Pat and Dennis Schwartz, Fort Loramie; four stepsons, James Winner, Hillsboro, Roger and Dean Winner, North Star, and David Winner, Bowling Green; a stepdaughter and her husband, Diana and Dan Hart, Middletown; a brother and his wife, Richard and Dorothy of Bayonet Point, Fla.; five grandchildren, 17 stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
He retired from the panel shop at Minster Machine Co. He served in the European Theatre during World War II and earned a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Post and the Minster Machine 25 Year Club, all of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites by the Minster Firing Squad.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Darrel Lee Donovan, 25, 105 W. High St., Mendon, was pronounced dead on arrival April 3, 2002, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Death was due to injuries sustained in an Adams County, Ind., traffic accident. (See story on page 1.)
He was born Aug. 22, 1976, in Van Wert, to Douglas W. Donovan of Fostoria and Pamela Lee (Painter) Hilleary of Mendon. They survive with the stepfather, Michael Hilleary of Mendon.
Also surviving are a son, Anthony Lee, 3, and a daughter, Taylor Ann, 6, both of Celina; a sister and her husband, Dawn and Richard Fowler, Celina; a half sister, Deborah Reed, San Diego, Calif.; two stepbrothers, Michael L. Hilleary II, Lima, and John Hilleary, Celina; a stepsister, Dawn Dresher, Coldwater; the grandparents, Elma Painter, Mendon, Ruth Donovan and Dano and Dorothy Donovan, all of Celina.
Deceased is a grandfather, Paul Painter.
He was employed at Thunderbird Corp. in Decatur, where he did electrical work. A 1994 graduate of Parkway High School, Rockford, and a graduate of Vantage Vocational School, Van Wert, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Celina.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kenneth L. Baker officiating. Burial will be at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
William J. McEvoy, 74, 11190 Schoeder Road (Harmon's Landing), St. Marys, died at 1:52 a.m. April 3, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 18, 1928, in St. Marys, to Norbert and Mary (Rieger) McEvoy. On March 29, 1947, he married Elizabeth Mahan and she died April 16, 1992.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, William F. Sr. and Barbara of Martinsville and Bruce and Tamara of Midland; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Jeffrey King, St. Marys; his fiancee, Mary Kaup, St. Marys; two sisters, Mary Kantner, St. Marys, and Jo Ann Geier, Orlando, Fla.; a half brother, Tim Esser, Medina; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Dorothy, and a brother, Thomas.
He was a retired civil servant from Tooele Army Depot. A graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he had served as a medic in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, American Legion Post 323, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and Fort Barbee Chapter 119 of the Disabled American Veterans, all of St. Marys, and AmVets Post 81, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Coldwater native Connie Sue Hazelwood, 54, 368 Tennessee 420, Humboldt, Tenn., died March 18, 2002, at her residence. Death was due to cancer.
She was born Oct. 1, 1948, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Betty (Stickle) Tekamp. On Nov. 24, 1966, she married Larry Hazelwood and he survives.
Also surviving are a son, Greg of Humboldt; a sister, Shirley Hamilton, Topeka, Kansas; a niece and a nephew.
A sister and brother are deceased.
Her body was cremated and memorial services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Humboldt.
Lavern J. "Casey" Lachey, 71, 47 S. Main St., Fort Loramie, died at 3:30 p.m. April 4, 2002, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, following a short illness.
He was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Fort Loramie, to Marcellus and Katherine (Borchers) Lachey.
Surviving are five brothers and their wives, Marc and Elizabeth of Albuquerque, N. M., Kenneth and JoAnn of St. Henry, John and Marjorie of Sidney, Alvin and Thelma of Anna, and Edward and Barbara of Minster; a sister and her husband, Naomi and Waldon Richards, Fort Loramie; 19 nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a sister, Katherine Marie.
He retired from Stolle Corp., Sidney, in 1991. A U.S. Army veteran, he spent 31 years in the Ohio National Guard and achieved the rank of master sergeant. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Knights of St. John, both of Fort Loramie, and the Knights of Columbus, Minster. A 1948 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, he was active in the youth baseball program at Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Rosemary Ilo Schumm, 68, of Willshire, died at 5:41 a.m. April 4, 2002, at Van Wert County Hospital. She had been ill two weeks.
She was born April 6, 1933, in Decatur, Ind., to Homer Fisher and Agnes (Garner) Fisher Baker. Her mother survives in Decatur. On Sept. 8, 1948, she married Frederick L. Schumm and he died Nov. 16, 1990.
Also surviving are four sons and their wives, Thomas A. and Diane of Dublin, Michael L. and Debra of Rockford, Ronald L. and Annette of Willshire and Ted L. and Denise of Ossian, Ind., and two sons, Mark E. and Scott A., both of Willshire; a daughter and her husband, Kelley J. and Jeff Miller, Decatur; a brother, Charles Fisher, Decatur; three sisters and their husbands, Carolyn and Walter Werst and Janice and John Meyers, all of Decatur, and Sharon and Robert Garnett, New Haven, Ind., and a sister, Katherine Birch, also of Decatur; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are a daughter, Bonita Sue; two brothers, Bill and Wayne Fisher; and her stepfather, Richard Baker.
She had worked as a waitress at Wren Restaurant for more than 30 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Schumm, Willshire American Legion Auxiliary Unit 207 and Rockford Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1292. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday (Ohio time) at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, the Rev. Rick Ebb officiating. Burial will be at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Adams County Community Foundation - Cancer Fund.
Mercer County native Lorance S. Wurster, 99, of Elyria, died March 27, 2002, at Elyria United Methodist Village.
She was born March 2, 1903, in Neptune, to George Ivan and Blanche Edith (Nichols) Thomas and resided in Elyria for 75 years. Her husband of 71 years, Lauren E. Wurster, died in 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Keith E. of Oberlin and Lee E. of Dublin; a daughter, Doris E. Smith, Webster Groves, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five brothers, Oran, Hugh, Russell, Wilbur and Dale Thomas, and a sister, Cecile Syx.
She graduated from Neptune High School and attended Miami University, Oxford, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught for several years at Neptune Elementary School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Elizabeth Stevens Society and the United Methodist Women, all of Elyria. She was a 50-year member of Elyria Chapter 165, Order of Eastern Star, and a former member of Elyria Ki Queens.
Services were held March 30 at Dicken Funeral Home in Elyria, the Rev. Beth McKee officiating.
Contributions can be made to Elyria United Methodist Village or the Elyria church.