Virginia Kleinhenz, 73, 69 N. Canal St., Montezuma, died at 9:44 a.m. Oct. 6, 2002, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Sept. 22, 1929, in St. Sebastian, to Julius and Frances (Hartings) Borgert. On June 10, 1950, she married John Kleinhenz and he survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Jeanine and Matt Forwerck, and a daughter, Theresa, all of Montezuma; two brothers and their wives, Walter and Jackie Borgert, Gainesville, Fla., and Luke and Norma Borgert, Dayton; two sisters and their husbands, Vera and Robert Sudhoff, Coldwater, and Susan and Ed Wagner, Celina; and a brother-in-law, Don Kuhn, Shardon.
Deceased are two sons, Rick and Jack; two daughters, Debbie and Ann; three brothers, Paul, Orville and Tom Borgert; and a sister, Jeanette Kuhn.
She was the co-owner of Arnie's Corner in Montezuma since 1967. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Christian Mother's Sodality, both of Montezuma; the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, both of Coldwater; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Chickasaw.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Mendon native Glenn W. Miller, 76, of Brooksville, Miss., died Oct. 4, 2002, at Noxubee General Hospital, Macon, Miss.
He was born April 15, 1926, in Mendon, to Wiley Isaiah and Blanche (Ashbaugh) Miller.
Surviving with his wife, the former Betty Lowry, are two sons, John G. and Dan W. Miller, both of Brooksville; two stepsons, Billy Lowry, Brooksville, and Wade Lowry, Longview, Miss.; two brothers, Ray of Celina and Wayne of Mendon; and two sisters, Alice Henry, Wilford, Ind., and Betty Simons, Monroeville, Ind.
He moved to Brooksville in 1960 and was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Brooksville Pentecostal Church.
Graveside services were held this morning at Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Miss., the Revs. C. Holliday and Sam Vernon officiated.
Cockrell Funeral Home, Macon, had charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Maria Stein native Ida Schaaf, 96, of Dayton, died Oct. 5, 2002, at Friendship Village, Dayton.
She was born Dec. 20, 1905, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Mary (Roettgerman) Albers. Her husband, Cletus Schaaf, died in 1980.
Surviving are a brother and his wife, John and Regina Albers, Chickasaw, and a brother, Herbert Albers, Celina; a sister and her husband, Joanne and James Peay, Worthington, and a sister, Marcella Burris, Springdale.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, the church choir and the Catholic Ladies Guild, all of Dayton.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Del Staigers officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Baker/Hazel Funeral Home, Dayton. A prayer service is planned there at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Hilda M. Heitkamp, 92, a resident of Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, died there at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 7, 2002.
She was born Dec. 13, 1909, in St. Anthony, to Anton and Elizabeth (Nieport) Muhlenkamp. On Oct. 14, 1931, she married Edward Heitkamp and he died May 3, 1982.
Surviving are six sons and their wives, Paul and Stella and Wilfred and Barb, all of St. Henry, Elmer and Julie of Fort Recovery, John and Millie of Tipp City, Ronald and Donna and Dan and Mary, all of Coldwater, and two sons, Melvin of St. Henry, and Kenneth of Sanford, N.C.; three daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Don Chaney, Houston, Eileen and Tom Litmer, Fort Recovery, and Janice and Howard Homan, St. Marys, and a daughter, Ruth Sutter, St. Henry.
Other survivors include a brother and his wife, Leander and Hilda Muhlenkamp, and a brother, Ferd Muhlenkamp, all of Coldwater; 53 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter and a great-great-stepgrandson.
Deceased are two infant sons, a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Heitkamp; a brother, Raymond Muhlenkamp; two sisters, Louise Feltz Werling and Leona Nietfeld; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Rosary-Altar Sodality of the church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Clara Louise Luginbill, 70, of Willshire, died at 11:22 a.m. Oct. 8, 2002, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1932, in New Corydon, Ind., to Mike Schott and Idora Luttman. On Feb. 22, 1958, she married Kenneth Leroy Luginbill and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Jeff and Sara of Willshire and Scott and Jill of Rockford; a daughter and her husband, Ruth A. and Charles Whitten, Willshire; a sister and her husband, Joyce and Don Shively, Celina; and six grandchildren.
A son, Kenneth Jr., is deceased.
She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ near Rockford.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. John Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Paul J. Moeller, 77, 8315 Ohio 119, Maria Stein, died at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 9, 2002, at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born July 11, 1925, in St. Sebastian, to Gerhard and Ida (Goecke) Moeller. On April 12, 1947, he married Rosemary Leugers and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Ken and Jennifer of Louisville, Ky., and Gary and Amy of New Bremen, and a son, James of Upland, Calif.; three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Ed Pleiman Jr., Cassella, Susan and Gary Mescher, Milton, N.Y., and Roxanne and Randy Spillers, New Bremen; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Other survivors include three brothers and their wives, Ott and Virginia of Vandalia, Earl and Evelyn of Sidney, and David and Margie of St. Sebastian; and a sister and her husband, Ruth and Stanley Kremer, Montezuma.
A longtime mail carrier in the Maria Stein area, he initially worked as a milk hauler for Fort Recovery Dairies. Following his retirement from the post office, he served on the National Rural Letter Carriers Committee for eight years. A former officer of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers, he also retired from grounds maintenance at St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein. In later years, he made colorful wooden signs promoting sports teams throughout the area as well as seasonal wood decorations for the home and yard.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II and earned a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. John Church, a former choir member and communion distributor at the church, a past commander and firing squad member of American Legion Post 571 and a member as well as past president and vice president of Knights of St. John Commandery 313, all of Maria Stein, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9019, Chickasaw. He also was a member of the Uniform Rank of the Fourth Degree Knights and the Marion Local Athletic Boosters. He was a 1943 graduate of St. John High School in Maria Stein, a fund-raiser and volunteer at St. Peter Neurological Center for 19 years and a longtime videographer for Marion Local athletics.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial with military rites by the Legion will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the St. Peter Neurological Center.
Maria Stein native Olivia E. Deis, 86, St. Leonard Center, died there Oct. 9, 2002.
She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Maria Stein, to Aloys and Anna (Brockman) Eifert. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Kuntz, and her second husband, William Deis.
Surviving are six stepchildren and four sisters-in-law, Doris Eifert Thompson, Dublin, and Betty Eifert, Marie Kuntz and Mary Kuntz, both of Dayton.
Deceased are four brothers, Otto, Albert, Arnold and Eugene Eifert, and three sisters, Rita Reinhard, Armella Hausfeld and Marie Weitzel.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dayton, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. today at Westbrock Funeral Home, Dayton. A prayer service is planned there at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Former Celina resident Royce Edwin Kittle, 84, of Conway, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2002 at his residence,
He was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Bradford, to Louis and Demona (Sanders) Kittle.
Surviving with his wife, the former Ruth Peachey, are four sons, John of Ravenna, Jim of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Michael of West Plains, Mo., and Dana of Bedford, Texas; three daughters, Judy Johnson, Medical Lake, Wash., Paula of Conway, and Betsy Kankel, Houston, Texas; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a retired school teacher.
A gathering of remembrance will be held later.
Griffin Leggett Custom Funerals and Cremations has charge of arrangements.
Memorial services for former Mercer County resident Royce E. Kittle will be June 21, 2003 at Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Visitation and memory time will be from 9-11 a.m. followed by a celebration service. His ashes will be interred at Burdge Cemetery, Montezuma, with military honors.
He died Oct. 10, 2002, in Arkansas, where he had resided the past two years.
Earle Williams, 82, 1810 Chesire Drive, St. Marys, died at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 10, 2002 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, following an extended illness.
He was born April 29, 1920, in Auglaize County, to John and Nellie (Tam) Williams. On June 12, 1943, he married Rosemary Schneider and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and her husband, Marsha and Matthew Williams-Steen, Troy; a brother, Donald of Dayton.
A brother, Cloice, and two sisters, Betty Charest and Marilyn Ditson, are deceased.
A 1938 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as purchasing agent from Minster Machine Co. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, and the Reservoir Amateur Radio Association.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. A private burial service is planned.
Calling is after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Robert G. Vondenhuevel, 70, 13080 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 11:27 p.m. Oct. 10, 2002 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born April 26, 1932 in McCartyville to Frank A. and Mildred (Muter) Vondenhuevel. On Sept. 28, 1955, he married Mary Katherine Epler who survives.
Also surviving are four sons and their wives, James and Patricia of Minster, David and Margo of Cincinnati, Jon and Linda of St. Marys, Douglas and Jennifer of Coldwater; a son, Jeffrey of Dayton; two daughters and their husbands, Doreen and Douglas Wyen of Minster, Julia and Michael Matthew of Versailles; a sister, Mary Lou Davis of St. Marys and 16 grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Dussel Muter.
He had been a tractor-trailer driver and was currently working at Holloway Sportswear in Sidney. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Anna. He also was a member of the Wapak Antique Tractor Association and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 691 in Wapakoneta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. John Schlicher officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling is 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice Care in Sidney.