Richard G. Niemeyer, 77, 17 B. Eagle Drive, Minster, died 8:25 p.m. June 16, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Minster, to Henry and Dora (Zircher) Niemeyer. On Oct. 5, 1946, he married Norma R. Brucken, who died May 2, 2001.
Survivors are two sons and their wives, Thomas and Angie of Minster, and Ronald and Angie of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Thomas Kelly, Columbus; a sister and her husband, Erma and Ray Barhorst, Fort Loramie; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a self-employed petroleum distributor. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster; the
Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) 1391, Minster; the Sidney Elks and Knights of Columbus, Minster. He was U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was a member of the American Legion Post 387, and Veterans of Foreign Wars., both of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. William Hoyng officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Ercel Jay Sanders, 71, 3500 Wild Cherry Ave., Celina, died 8:35 p.m. June 15, 2001, at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina.
He was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Neptune, to Will and Vida (Teeters) Sanders. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Mary Fleck, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Keith of Celina; a sister and her husband, Mary and Charles Dock, Celina; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Betty Fleck; and two granddaughters.
Deceased are three brothers, Ted Harry and Russell, and two sisters, Berg Rosengarten and LaVene Brock.
He was retired from the former New Idea, Division of AVCO, Coldwater. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, and the Moose Lodge, Celina.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial is at Live Oak Cemetery, Wabash.
Calling is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Darke/Mercer County Hospice.
Jerry J. Thobe, 78, 403 E. Center St., Fort Recovery, died 8:10 a.m. June 17, 2001, at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina.
He was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Minster, to John and Rose (Vehorn) Thobe. On May 3, 1944, he married Ida Barhorst, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, John and Susan of Atoka, Tenn., and Joe and Deb and Jerry and Beth, both of Fort Recovery; two daughters and their husbands, Pat and Ron May and Bonnie and Ralph Ramel, all of Fort Recovery; a daughter, Carol Kunk, Silsbee, Texas; a brother, Ray of Minster; a sister, Alvina Husefeld, Minster; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, four sisters, and a son-in-law, Gene Kunk.
He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and was employed as a bartender at the former Thobes Restaurant, Fort Recovery.
He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Thursday at Brockman and Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
A prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Cecilia M. "Sue" Timmerman, 78, 1001 Ohio 119, Fort Recovery, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday [June 14, 2001] at her residence.
She was born Sept. 24, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Penn. to Joseph and Sophie (Sofranko) Suhy. On Sept. 28, 1948, she married Thomas Timmerman, who died April 15, 1994.
Survivors are five sons and their wives, James and Susan, Edmonds, Wash., Lee and Mana, Bradenton, Fla., Jerry and Jenny, Florence, Ky., Ted and Lorna, Richmond, Ind., Peter and Jean, Omaha, Neb.; three sons, Ben, Honolula, Hawaii., Jack, Fort Recovery, Philip, Auburn, Wash.; six daughters and their husbands, Judy and Mete Senocak- Cotati, Calif., Bev and Dave Raths, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Julie and Tom Montgomery, Dale City, Va., Eileen and Tom Sass, Sylvania, Phyllis and Dave Sutter, St. Henry, and Jane and Joe Breitenstein, Kettering; 37 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Deceased are 1 grandchild; four brothers, Henry, Joseph, Frank and Phillip and five sisters, Katherine Snyder, Sophie Mance, Sophie and Helen.
She was formerly employed as a nurse at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater and the former Otis Hospital. She served in the United States Navy Corp during World War II. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Fort Recovery and the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Alter-Rosary Sodality.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday, the Rev. Paul Wohlend officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Brockman and Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Contributions can be made to Mercer/Darke County Hospice.
Stanley Bricker, 80, of Rockford, died at 11:50 p.m. June 17, 2001 at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
He was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Liberty Township, Mercer County, to Clarence A. and Gladys (Jenkins) Bricker. On March 29, 1941, he married Velone Laffin, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Judith A. and Larry L. Coppess, Minster; a daughter, Joyce I. Miller, Celina; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Kahl E. Bricker, a son-in-law, Dr. David L. Miller, and a grandchild.
He was a retired railroad agent working for the New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail Railroads. He was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church, formerly the Grace United Methodist Church.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. George Hubbell officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Hulda C. "Toots" Feltz, 74, 1937 Cassella-Montezuma Road, Maria Stein, died at 1:50 p.m. June 18, 2001, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born June 1, 1927, in Cranberry Prairie, to Urban and Augusta (Muhlenkamp) Link. On Dec. 12, 1949, she married Frank Feltz, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Chuck and Jan of Coldwater and David and Ruth of Cassella; two daughters and their husbands, Trudy and Larry Moeller, Cassella, and Beck and Nick Thobe, Chickasaw; a daughter, Lucy Feltz, Fairborn; two brothers and their wives, Mel and Dottie of Lima and Ralph and Esther of Kettering; four sisters and their husbands, Edna and Lee Prenger, Minster, Vi and Ot Leugers, Celina, Eileen and Art Ranly, Cassella and Bernice and Charles Stacy, Ky.; and 12 grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Alan Richard.
She was retired from Marion Mutual Insurance, Maria Stein, and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, St. Rose. She was also a member of Catholic Knights of America, Cassella, and of Christian Mothers Sodality of the church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cassella, the Rev. Frederick Ryder officiating. Burial is at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Cassella.
Calling is from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Lewis E. Fox, 79, 1118 Kingswood Court, Celina, died June 18, 2001, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Mendon, to Peter and Hazel (Stewart) Fox. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Kathleen Lewis, who survives.
Other survivors are five daughters and their husbands, Kandy and William Kugel, Celina, Jan and Glen Trogdlon, Spencerville, Joy and Jack Warthman, Rockford, Robin and Frank Underwood, Gahanna and Jennifer and Kirk Stephenson, Mendon; five brothers and their wives, Wayne and Elaine of Arcanum, Glen and Cathie of Celina, Calvin and Betty of Rockford, Charles and Janelle of Maumee and Gary and Patty of Fairfield; a sister, Barbara Armstrong, Mendon; two sisters-in-law, Loa Jean Fox and Lois Fox, both of Celina; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, William Paul and Jimmie D., and a sister, Lois Nolan.
He was retired from Hayes-Albion, Spencerville, and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, and had been a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was a member of the Spencerville Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) post #6772. He was a baseball pitcher in the minor leagues from 1945-1954. He was a graduate of Mendon-Union High School.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Dr. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery, Mendon, where gravesite military rights will be conducted by the Spencerville V.F.W.
Calling is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mendon United Methodist Church.
Jack R. Gallagher, 85, The Gardens at St. Henry Nursing Center, died at 9:30 p.m. June 18, 2001 at the center. He previously lived in Pleasant Hill and Covington.
He was born Nov. 2, 1915, to Arthur D. and Mae (Reed) Gallagher. He was married first to Phyllis Niesley, second to Dorothy Hicks, and third to Freda Nichols, all of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors are a son, David of Fairfield, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Charlotte and Don Farno, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Gallagher, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Jerold Patrick Gallagher.
He was retired from Hartzell Propeller, Piqua. He was a member of Coldwater Methodist Church, and was active at the Senior Citizens Center in Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Ohio, the Rev. James Sager officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Calling is from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home.
Lloyd Hendren, 77, died June 16, 2001 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Fla.
He married Rose M. Hendren, who survives in Titusville, Fl.
Other survivors are two sons, Donald L. of North Baltimore and David L. of Marysville; two daughters, Brenda Smith, Laurel, Md. and Bertha L. Muhlenkamp, Celina; a brother, Jack, Fla.; three sisters, Frances Bartosh, Fla., Eunice Archie, Ala. and Loretta Fox, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Titusville First Church of the Nazarene, and a plumbing wholesaler in the Orlando, Fla., area.
Services are 1 p.m. June 25, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, the Rev. Charles F. Legg officiating. Burial is at the Old Mercerville Cemetery.
Calling is from 3-9 p.m. today at North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville, Fla.
Arrangements were handled by North Brevard Funeral Home.
Michelle A. Miller, 37, 502 Erie St., Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. June 19, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She died unexpectedly in the emergency department of the hospital of natural causes, having been taken there by a St. Marys squad.
She was born Oct. 24, 1963, in St. Marys, to Arnold E. and M. Dianne (Winhover) Rosenbeck, who survive in Wapakoneta. On Aug. 28, 1992, she married Glenn A. Miller, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Jennifer Marie Miller, at home; three brothers, David Rosenbeck, Scott Rosenbeck and Todd Rosenbeck, all of St. Marys; a sister and her husband, Teresa and Grant Miller, St. Marys; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henry and Mary Miller, Wapakoneta.
She was a nursing assistant at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. She was a 1983 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the church, the Rev. William Eilerman officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. A Christian Prayer Service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to a trust fund for her daughter, in care of the funeral home.