Judith A. Sudman, 57, 8039 U.S. 33, Celina, died at 11:59 a.m. June 18, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She had suffered a heart attack the previous night.
She was born July 17, 1944, in Lima, to Harold and Lucinda (Gross) Zorn.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Dee and Kelly Nuding, and a daughter, Kris, all of Celina; two brothers, Ralph Zorn, Arlington, and Jim Zorn, Wapakoneta; and a grandson.
One sister, Janet Braun, is deceased.
A 1962 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, she was employed as the housekeeping unit leader at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Wapakoneta.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joy Miller officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Lawrence J. Eilerman, 79, 7878 Cecil Road, Sidney, died at 4:30 a.m. today, June 20, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
He was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Fort Loramie, to Louis and Louetta (Pleiman) Eilerman. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married Claribel M. Simon and she died April 11, 1982.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Russell and Beverly, and a son, Kenneth, all of Sidney; a brother and his wife, Albin and Jeanette, and a brother, Robert, also of Sidney; three sisters and their husbands, Esther and Carl Perin, Fort Loramie, and Dorothy and Richard Schmidt and Mary Lou and John Frantz, all of Sidney; and two grandchildren.
A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, a social member of Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355 and a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Gregory A. Stachler, 88, 2928 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died June 18 at his residence.
He was born May 20, 1914, in Fort Recovery, to Henry and Bernadine (Post) Stachler.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Carl and Rosemary of Wendelin and Elmer and Sue of Celina, and a son, Ralph of Celina; two sisters, Clementine Schmackers, St. Henry, and Leona Schwie-terman, Celina; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Stachler, Greenville; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Maurice; two daughters, Carol Ann Stachler and Mary Jane Bueter; a daughter-in-law, Karen Stachler; and three brothers, Edward, Clarence and Raymond.
A retired farmer, he formerly worked at Fort Recovery Industries. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Matthew Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Robert Wayne Yoder, 55, Plain City, died June 18, 2002, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Plain City, to Enos E. and Amanda Yoder.
Surviving are eight brothers, including Andrew William of Geneva, Ind., who works in Mercer County and three sisters.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.
Calling is 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. today at the church.
Gabrielle Victoria Schoenlein, infant daughter of Jim and Kristen (Stout) Schoenlein of Portland, Ind., died June 19 shortly after birth at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.
Also surviving are two sisters, Laura Ann and Elizabeth, at home; the grandparents, Lonnie and Jenny Stout and Paul and Phyllis Schoenlein, and the maternal great-grandmothers, Edna Stout and Billie Jetter, all of the Portland area.
Private services will be held under the direction of Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland.
Contributions can be made to Riley Children's Hospital.
Joe Severns, 72, 301 Jon St., Mendon, died at 5:10 p.m. June 20 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Van Wert County to Otto and Ruby (Thomas) Severns. On June 3, 1954, he married Doris Robbins and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Randy and Pam and Jeff and Brenda, and two daughters and their husbands, Terrie and Dan Crouch and Chris and Roger Heckler, all of Mendon; a brother and his wife, Jim and Eileen, also of Mendon; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are three sisters, Eugenia Archer, Ruth Ida Roller and Janice Engle.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 30 years of service. Until November, he had owned the Kozy Korner Restaurant in Mendon for 30 years. A 1948 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a life member of Spencerville American Legion Post 191.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Norbert F. Steineman, 76, formerly of 16 N. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 1:55 a.m. Thursday at his residence in St. Marys.
He was born May 4, 1926, in Minster, to Frank and Anna (Stoekhueter) Steinemann. On Jan. 18, 1946, he married Betty L. Schroer and she died Dec. 9, 1975.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Gene and Betty of Pickerington, Wayne and Donna, and John and Stacie, and a son, Dave, all of New Bremen; a daughter and her husband, Kathleen and David Gossard, St. Marys, and two daughters, Deborah Steineman, Dublin, and Kris Ranly, New Bremen; a brother and his wife, Clarence and Dee of Troy; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are siblings Raymond Steinemann, Florentine Barnes, Justine Sebring, Juliana Steinemann, Evelyn Gillis, Herbert Steinemann, Volunta Thobe and Franklin Steineman.
He was the founder and former president of Reliable Products Inc., St. Marys. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, American Legion Post 241, New Bremen, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1321, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. David A. Heinl officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to St. Peter Neurological Center.
Lorena M. Riethman, 87, 9091 Blanke Road, Anna, died at 1:06 a.m. June 20, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born July 8, 1914, in Cassella, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Evers) Reichert. On Oct. 30, 1946, she married Raymond B. Riethman who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Raymond Jr. and Barbara, and a son, Robert, all of Anna; two daughters and their husbands, Mary Jane and David May, Tipp City, and Patricia and Thomas Horstman, Beavercreek; a brother and his wife, Othmar and Lorena Reichert, Cassella; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers and three sisters.
A farm wife and homemaker, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, and its Altar-Rosary Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Leo Hoying officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Donald R. Bergman, 59, 7688 North Star-Fort Loramie Road, Yorkshire, died at 11 a.m. June 22, 2002, at his residence. He had been ill with multiple myeloma the past two years.
He was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Yorkshire, to Leander and Marie (Wente) Bergman. His father survives in Yorkshire. On Aug. 17, 1968, he married Karen Krieg and she survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Brent and Holly, and a son, Brad, all of Yorkshire; two daughters and their husbands, Shannon and Mike Budde, Minster, and Kendra and Joe Werling, Burkettsville; three brothers and their wives, Ernie and Marlene of Yorkshire, Greg and Elaine of Versailles and Carl and Roslyn of Cincinnati; a sister and her husband, Diana and Larry McClurg, Troy, and two sisters, Thelma of Lexington, Ky., and Mary Ann of Miamisburg; a brother-in-law, Wilbert Mescher, Anna; and two grandchildren.
A sister, Carol Mescher, is deceased.
He was district sales manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International and a farmer. A 1961 graduate of Marion Local High School, he was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, where he belonged to the Men's Society and was a lay minister. He was a charter member of the Osgood Life Squad and past president of the Marion Local Band Boosters and the Parent-Teacher Organization. He also was a member of the Marion Community Development Organization.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Osgood Life Squad or Mercer/Darke County Hospice.
Layton C. Bowsher, 78, of Spencerville, died at 6:30 p.m. June 22, 2002, in a farming accident near Ohio 81, west of Spencerville, in Van Wert County. He had been loading large hay bales when one of them rolled off the front loader and landed on him.
She was born May 16, 1924, in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, to Elza and Mabel (Fissel) Bowsher. On Nov. 5, 1944, he married Ruth E. Bolton and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Larry W. and Judy of Elgin and Ronald L. and Cindy of Spencerville; a daughter and her husband, Doris E. and Ben Hyde, Kempner, Texas; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
One granddaughter is deceased.
He was a life-long farmer and owned the Layton C. Bowsher Insurance Agency for 30 years, primarily working with Grange Insurance Co. A 1943 graduate of Spencerville High School, he was a member of Hartford Christian Church, Spencerville, and the Good Sam Camping Club. He had served as wagon master for the Roll-In-Sams Camping Club, Chapter 62, Van Wert.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Robert King officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund.
Mildred Elizabeth Fleming, 86, 322 Zillah St., Celina, died at 7:50 p.m. June 23, 2002, at The Gardens of Celina.
She was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Emporia, Kan., to Harvey and Cora (Counts) Smith. On March 8, 1932, she married Francis E. Fleming and he died Dec. 26, 1992.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Albert and Anita of Celina and David and Judith of Kettering; a daughter and her husband, Yvonne and Paul Germann, Celina; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a grandson, a great-grandson, three brothers and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Don Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.