Carl B. Kindell
Former Celina resident Carl B. Kindell, 91, of Middletown, died Oct. 2, 2003 in Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was born Aug. 16, 1912 in Anderson, Ind. to Benjamin L. and Eva Winter Kindell. He married Mary Frances McChesney of Middletown 56 years ago and she survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Mary Ellen (F. Lee) St. John, Newark; a brother, Ray, Lebanon; and two grandsons.
A 1930 graduate of Celina High School, he graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo and worked in his father's drug store for more than 20 years. In 1955, he moved to Middletown and worked at Gillen-Crow Pharmacy until his retirement in 1980.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He played violin in the Middletown Symphony for 25 years, played upright bass horn with a German band, The Hungry Five and sang in the First Presbyterian Church choir.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Middletown, with the Revs. Karen Haak and Tom Ramsey officiating.
Calling is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Schram-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the church or Middletown Symphony.
Former Celina resident Florence Cavender, 91, 8300 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., died at 7:20 a.m. Sept. 29, 2003, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne.
She was born Sept. 23, 1912, near Leiters Ford, Ind., to Edward and Mary McGrew Cavender.
Surviving are a brother, Gerald of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Dorothy Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.;
Three brothers, Chester, Wilbur and Howard, are deceased.
She served as a missionary with the Oriental Missionary Society in Colombia, South America, for 33 years and was ordained a minister of the gospel. She served two terms in Taiwan following retirement and wrote about her mission experiences in the book "His Banner Over Me." Other assignments included a three-year stint as pastor at Faith Missionary Church in Fort Wayne and trainer/director for Vacation Bible School teachers.
She graduated from Leiters Ford High School, Fort Wayne Bible Institute and Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., and attended Asbury Theological Seminary. She was a member of Brennerman Memorial Missionary Church, Goshen, Ind., and a former member of First Missionary Church, Fort Wayne.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, the Rev. George Nantz and Missionary Eugene Wittig officiating. Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford.
Calling is after noon Friday at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to OMS International.
Robert C. "Bud" Heckman, 76, formerly of 561 E. Livingston St., Celina, died at 7:41 p.m. Oct. 1, 2003, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
He was born March 14, 1927, in Celina, to Hugo and Alvina Beckstedt Heckman.
Several nephews, nieces and cousins survive.
Deceased are a brother, Eugene, and two sisters, Delores Heckman and Helen Hemmelgarn.
He worked in state road construction for 10 years and was a commercial truck driver for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army/Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post, all of Celina, the American Trap Shooting Association and the Amateur Trap Shooting Association.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina with military honors by the American Legion and V.F.W.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Margaret I. Koehl, 84, of Dayton, died Sept. 29, 2003, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Dayton, to John and Alice Fissel Kaehler. Her husband, John Louis Koehl, died in 1981.
Surviving are five sons, John Jr. (Susan) of Tipp City, Michael (Karen) of Powell, Tenn., David (Jan) of Farmington, N.H., Timothy (Betsy) of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Joseph (Lola) of Harveysburg; and nine daughters, Jacqueline (Charles) Kuhn, Huntsville, Texas, Jocelyn (Bernard) Art, New Bremen, Barbara (James) Deis, Arcanum, Rebecca (Keith) Evans, Conyers, Ga., Christine (Harold) Chambers, Lee's Summit, Mo., Mary (Gary) Carter, Hillsboro, Margaret (Chris) Deeter, Gahanna, Cynthia (Darrell) Wilson, Hillsboro, and Roberta of Dayton.
Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Ed Koehl, Piqua; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Kaehler, Dayton; 48 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are a son, Daniel; 12 brothers and sisters, four granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church , Dayton and it's Rosary-Altar Society.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Maria-Joseph Living Care Center Chapel. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, Dayton Hillsboro.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Baker/Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, Dayton.
Kenneth J. Jutte, 44, 07449 Forest Lane North, New Bremen, died at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 1, 2003, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, of injuries sustained in an explosion at Hoge Lumber Co. in New Knoxville.
He was born Sept. 8, 1959, in Coldwater, to August and Betty Hemmelgarn Jutte, who survive in St. Henry. On Sept. 10, 1983, he married Martha Overman who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Kyle, Kari and Corey, all at home; four brothers, Jerry (Theresa) of St. Henry, Joe (Lori) of Rockford, Ed (Diane) of Minster and Dave (Christa) of Cleveland; and two sisters, Connie (Brock) Dilbone, St. Henry, and Jean (Steve) Rammel, St. Henry.
A son, Brent, is deceased.
He was a supervisor in charge of distribution at Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. He was a member of the New Bremen-German Township Fire Department, where he was on the rope rescue team and a past line officer. He also was a certified first responder with the New Bremen Emergency Squad. He had attended the former Brunnerdale Seminary and was a 1978 graduate of St. Henry High School.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister and a past council member, the New Bremen Athletic Boosters, Football Parents, the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club and the Crown Equipment 25-Year Club. He served as co-chairman for the construction of the New Bremen Swimming Pool and was a Little League baseball coach, soccer coach and past girls softball coach.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10:10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The rosary will be recited prior to Mass.
Contributions can be made to the family through the fire department.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, has charge of arrangements.
Alvin L. Schoenherr, 76, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 2:16 p.m. Sept. 30, 2003, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Marion, Ind.
He was born March 7, 1927, in Cassella, to Aloys and Cleopha Boeke Schoenherr.
Surviving are four brothers, Joseph (Joan) of Coldwater, Vince (Margie) of Fort Recovery, Roman (Rose Ann) of St. Paul, Minn., and Louis (Roberta) of Orem, Utah, and three sisters, Imelda Heckman, Maria Stein, Irene Fullenkamp, Portland, Ind., and Rose Ann (Richard) Post, Celina.
Deceased are a brother, Victor. and two sisters, Ann Post and Marita.
He was a farmer and a former employee of Avco New Idea, Coldwater. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights of Columbus, all of St. Joe, and the Fort Recovery American Legion Post.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Mary Jean Werling
Mary Jean Werling, 76, Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, Celina, died of cancer at 12:15 a.m., Oct. 1, 2003, at her residence.
She was born June 16, 1927, in Sharpsburg, to George and Rose Klenke Rammel.
Surviving with her husband, Peanuts Werling, are a son, Bill (Peg) of Coldwater; two daughters, Sandy (Steve) Nash, Glenwood, W. Va., and Bev (Russ) Badgett, Celina; a brother, Fred (Delma) Rammel, Fort Recovery; a sister, Helen Aisenbrey, Fort Recovery; four sisters-in-law, Eleanor Rammel, New Town, N.D., Irma Rammel, Englewood, Monica Rammel, Brookville, and Norma Rammel, Greenville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Richard, Herb, Alvin and Harold, and two sisters, Rita Livingston and Irene Franck.
She was a homemaker and a former dietitian at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Minnie Boneta Deitsch
Rockford native Minnie Boneta Deitsch, 86, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died at 8:06 p.m. Sept. 29, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Rockford, to Benjamin Calvin and Merlie Catherine Rush Snyder. On Aug. 6, 1937, she married Olen Ordale Deitsch who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Sue Ellen, Judy Ann (James) Sherron and Cindy, all of Fort Wayne, and Joyce (Richard) Fishel, San Demas, Calif.; a sister, Bessie Fahncke, Celina; a grandchild and a stepgrandchild.
Deceased are four brothers, Darlene, Dee, Lowell and Verl Snyder; five sisters, Lena Cook, Lela Felver, Arberdeen Fickert, Opal Huffman and Jessie Sapp; and a stepgrandchild.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mildred L. Fry, 76, 417 N. Mill St., Celina, died at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 30, 2003, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born June 13, 1927, in Celina, to Clyde and Elma Hole McQueen.
Surviving are a daughter, Marsha (David) Klingshirn, Celina; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Kenneth McQueen, and four sisters, Vera Ayers, Dorothy Smith, Margaret Strasburg and Ruth Emerson.
She formerly worked in the Celina Municipal Utilities Office.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Mendon native and former St. Marys resident John Protsman, 77, of San Diego, Calif., died March 25, 2003, in San Diego.
He was born April 25, 1925, in Mendon, to Charles and Anna Maurer Protsman. In 1944, he married Ruth Lemunyon who died May 27, 1999.
Surviving are three sons, John Craig (Nancy) of Scottsdale, Ariz., Wesley of Chicago, Ill., and Norman (Dana) of Hartville; two daughters, Diana (Lynn) Leibinger-Koch, Helena, Mont., and Barbara Harper, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Norman (Lee) of Live Oak, Fla.; a sister, Margaret (Al) Schran, Dayton; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He had been a draftsman at Minster Machine Co. and later worked in direct marketing and sales. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767 and Mercer Lodge 121, Free and Accepted Masons, all of St. Marys. He graduated from Mendon High School and attended Findlay College.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mendon United Methodist Church, the Rev. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.