Doris Caryle Miller, 67, 2689 Bunker Hill Road, Celina, formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., died at 3:40 p.m. July 5, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Van Wert, to William and Gwendolyn DeWitt Vian. On Oct. 21, 1951, she married Frank L. Miller who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Dan of Englewood, David (Jennie) of Bristol, Fla., and Bryce of Bursville, Minn.; and 14 grandchildren.
Two grandchildren are deceased.
She had been employed at The Fort Myers News Press. She attended The Lord's Church in Celina and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Florida.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. July 19 at the church, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
Calling is after 10 a.m. July 19 at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.
Ora Jack Murphy, 79, 400 E. Warren St., Celina, died at 8:45 p.m. July 4, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo.
He was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Cadillac, Mich., to Otto and Edith Swain Murphy. On Sept. 23, 1942, he married Betty Coby who died March 25.
Surviving are a son, Roy (Robbie) of Mendon; two daughters, Karen Gillis and Jill Buck, both of Celina; a son-in-law, Robert Ritchie, Celina; two sisters, Mary Fitzgibbon, Bradington, Fla., and Maxine Arron, Fairborn; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Nancy; a son-in-law, Tom Gillis; and a sister, Margaret Donovan.
He was a retired mechanic who trained and owned horses for 30 years. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Thomas Christen officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Daniel E. Schroeder, 28, formerly of McCartyville and a resident of The Anne Grady Center in Toledo, died at 12:30 a.m. July 5, 2003, at St. Luke Hospital, Toledo. He had been ill since birth.
He was born Jan. 22, 1975, in St. Marys, to Edward and Martha Grieshop Schroeder. They survive in McCartyville.
Also surviving are two brothers, David (Bridget) of Detroit, Mich., and John, at home; and two sisters, Maria of Boston, and Theresa (Scott) Meiring, Sidney.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogen-kamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to The Anne Grady Center.
Donald "Ziggy" Sigmond, 77, 629 Cumberland Drive, Celina, died July 3, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Erie, Pa., to John and Helen Meyers Sigmond. On Feb. 14, 1972, he married Louise Forlow who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Doug of Celina, and Les (Cheryl) of Greenville; a daughter, Debra (Jeremy) Bachman, Elkhart, Ind.; three sisters, Helen Dubane, Miami, Fla., Lillian Sipple and Nancy Stowe, both of Erie, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Jack, is deceased.
He was a retired boiler maker and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Loyal Order of Moose, both of Celina.
Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating.
The VFW conducted military rites Sunday following calling at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Wayne G. Fark, 61, 11 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 12:30 p.m. July 3, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born July 25, 1941, in New Bremen, to Robert and LaVerne Niemeyer Fark. His father is deceased. On Jan. 8, 1961, he married Ardythe LaViness who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Kevin (Kelli), of Celina, and Bruce and Anthony (Beverly), all of New Bremen; a brother, Jan (Joan), of New Bremen; and 14 grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Robert.
He was retired from Minster Machine Co. where he was a member of the 25-year club. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and the Bob Tinnerman Dance Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund or the American Cancer Society.
Delores D. Hardwick, 61, of 6498 S. State Line Road, Portland, Ind., died July 2, 2003, at Jay County Hospital, Portland, Ind., following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Walterville Ky., to James and Cynthia Anna Crowe Lairson. Her mother survives in Portland.
Other survivors are a former husband, Richard D. Hardwick of rural Portland, Ind.; three sons, Richard A. (Debbie), Harold and Daniel, all of Jay County, Ind.; four daughters, Kitty (Steve) Foster, Cayman Islands; Rebecca Bruce, Jay County, Cindy (Gary) Farmer, Alturas, Fla., and Victoria (James) Payne, Fort Recovery; a brother, Marion Lairson, Portland; a sister, Dolly Lairson, North Salem, Jay County; 12 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She retired in 1983 as a CNA at Center of Hope Health Care Center, Union City, and attended Church of God of Prophecy, Portland.
Services are 6 p.m. (Ohio time) Sunday at the Portland Chapel of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Homes Inc., the Rev. Nancy Wilson officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date.
Calling is 3 p.m. Sunday until time of services at the funeral home.
Lucy Virginia Karafit, 83, 5063 Karafit Road, Celina, died at 7:14 p.m. July 2, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born July 22, 1919, in Mercer County, to Frank and Mertie Mosier Colson. On Aug. 8, 1937, she married Frank Karafit who died Sept. 1984.
Survivors are two daughters, Molly (Ben) Trisel, and Arlene Crumpler, all of Celina; a brother, Dick (Mary Jo) Colson, Celina; six grandchildren, a stepgrandchild, six great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Jack Thompson, and a son-in-law, Jerry Crumpler; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Mary Colson; a sister and brother-in-law, Burnell and Gerald Deitsch; and a grandson.
She was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 20 years. She was a member of Montezuma United Church of Christ and the Celina Flower & Garden Club.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating. Burial is at Burge Cemetery, Montezuma.
Calling is 11-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Hospice or the American Heart Association.
Donald "Ziggy" Sigmond, 77, 629 Cumberland, Celina, died the morning of July 3, 2003, at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Erie, Pa., to John and Helen Myers Sigmond. On Feb. 14, 1972, he married Louise Forlow who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Doug, of Celina, and Les (Cheryl), of Greenville; a daughter, Bedra (Jeremy) Bachman, Elkhart, Ind.; three sisters, Helen Dubane, Miami, Fla., and Lillian Sipple and Nancy Stowe, both of Erie, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Jack.
He was a retired mold maker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veteran's of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) and Moose Lodge, both of Celina. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. His body will be cremated.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, with a military service at 8 p.m.
Maria Stein native Gregor Joseph Esser, 74, of Maumelle, Ark., died of cancer June 18, 2003, at his home.
He was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Maria Stein, to Gregor J. and Regina Mary Kramer Esser.
Surviving are four sons, Mark A. of Quitman, Ark., John E. (Kerry) of Mabelville, Ark., Gregor J. III and Matthew W., both of Conway, Ark.; a daughter, Karen Esser Moore, Clewiston, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Esser, Maumelle; a brother-in-law, David Byers, Clinton, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
A sister, Dolores Byers, is deceased.
He worked more than 20 years for United Telephone Company in Indiana and Florida. He relocated to Clewiston in 1960 and owned several businesses before retiring to Arkansas in 1990. He was involved in the Lions Club, March of Dimes and the Library Board.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with burial at Crabtree Cemetery, Crabtree, Ark.
Contributions can be made to any public library.
Funeral Mass for Josephine M. Heitkamp, 82, 312 Lane St., New Bremen, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Revs. Milton Ballor and Greg Bornhorst officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
She died at 11:45 p.m. June 30, 2003, at St. Marys Living Center.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.
Contributions can be made to the renal dialysis unit at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or the St. Marys Living Center.
Marjorie Haas, 71, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 3:45 p.m. June 29, 2003, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Fort Recovery, to James and Mabel Deitsch Denney. On April 18, 1953, she married Harold Haas who died April 9, 1989.
Surviving are three sons, Samuel (Linda) McKitterick, Van Wert, Donald Haas, Fort Recovery, and Jerry (Lisa) Haas, Troy; a sister, Ida Mae (Kenneth) VanTilburg, Fort Recovery; a sister-in-law, Viola Knapke, also of Fort Recovery; and five grandchildren.
She formerly worked at Mersman Brothers in Celina and was a member of Macedon Congregational Christian Church.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the St. Peter Neurological Center.