Martha S. Klingshirn, 84, of New Weston, died at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2000 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born May 5, 1916, in Carthagena, to Peter and Clara (Barhorst) Olding. On Sept. 26, 1934, she married Emil Klingshirn, who died Oct. 2, 1987.
Survivors are two sons and their wives, Thomas and Mary of Burkettsville, and David and Marsha of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Janet and Ed Uppenkamp, Wapakoneta; and two daughters, Connie Klosterman and Bonnie Gilmore, both of Versailles; a sister, Esther Franck, Montezuma; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son-in-law, Robert Klosterman, four sisters, three brothers and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker, retired from Mercer County Home and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Albert Samaniego, 71, 151 Bayshore Court, St. Marys, died at 11:10 p.m. Nov. 4, 2000 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born March 20, 1929, in Dilley, Texas, to Jose and Micaela (Botell) Samaniego. On June 5, 1970, he married Barbara E. Norton, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, David and Sonda of Lima; two sons, Dean of Michigan City, Ind., and Joseph of St. Marys; two daughters and their husbands, Tonja and John Heppeard, Celina, and Toni and Brian Henning, St. Marys; five brothers, Ray and Mario, both of Ocala, Fla., Roger and Joseph, both of Celina, and Bobby of Crystal City, Texas; a sister, Jane Thomas, Troy; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Connie.
He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Lima, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Army and Ohio National Guard. He was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, both of St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Jack Burns officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the VFW is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, with memorial services conducted by the VFW at 7 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the church's building fund.
Verona M. Mosler, 86, died at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2000 at her residence at 407 S. Perry St., Wapakoneta.
She was born May 4, 1914, in Wapakoneta, to John and Frances (Fischer) Bustetter. On April 29, 1937, she married John A. Mosler, who died March 15, 1986.
Survivors are four daughters and their husbands, Mary and James Webb, Rita and Clay Wagner, and Kathy and Jeff Strete, all of Wapakoneta, and Becky and Ed Armer, Janesville, Wisc., and a daughter, Jeanie Klima, Wapakoneta; a son and his wife, Thomas J. and Becky of Wapakoneta; two brothers and their wives, Albert and Evie Bustetter, and Alfred and Loretta Bustetter, all of Wapakoneta; a brother-in-law, William "Bill" Koenig, Wapakoneta; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Don Klima, a brother, Charles Bustetter, and a sister, Lucille Koenig.
She was a homemaker and volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, where she was a member. She was a member of the former Catholic Ladies of St. Joseph, and Legion of Mary and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She was a 1933 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Wapakoneta.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Peter Chiodo and William O'Donnell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, with a Christian prayer service at 9 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the church or St. Rita's Hospice.
Leslie E. Black, 83, died at 1:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2000 at Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born March 31, 1917, in Mercer County, to Noah and Matilda "Tillie" (Stoll) Black. On July 27, 1940, he married Devota M. Smith, who died Jan. 18, 1985.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Debra and David Wagner, Celina; a brother and his wife, Raymond and Kathryn of Geneva, Ind.; a brother, Roy, of Celina; and two grandchildren.
He was a former employee of Celina Manufacturing Co. and Tractor's Inc., both of Celina. He attended Grace Missionary Church, Celina, and was a 1934 graduate of Rockford High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kathleen J. Hayes officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the donor's choice.
Former Celina resident Walter R. Chaney, 85, 3160 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz., died at 7:40 a.m. Nov. 6, 2000 at Springdale West Nursing Home in Mesa.
He was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Jamestown, to Elmer and Elizabeth (Thompson) Chaney. On Sept. 5, 1936, he married McHalla Kincaid, who died March 21, 1988.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Judith and George Clark, Mesa; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother and two sisters.
He was a retired toolmaker and a member of Mount Hope Lutheran Church, both of Allen Park, Mich.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mae Guyer, 80, died at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va., Nov. 6, 2000.
She was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Ohio City to Dr. William and Mary Martha (Mabel) Reuter. In June of 1944, she married Tennyson Guyer, who died in 1981.
Survivors are a daughter, Sharon Mae Guyer, Windsor Locks, Conn.; a daughter and her husband, Rosetta "Rosie" Kae and Richard Benedict, Fredericksburg, Va.; and two granddaughters.
She taught school and aided in her husband's congressional and Ohio Senate campaigns. She was a member of College First Church of God and started choirs there. She volunteered at Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of Republican Women and Zonta, and Fort Findlay Playhouse. She was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home in Findlay.
Contributions can be made to Tennyson Guyer Memorial Fund at the University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay.
Br. Harold Kocher, C.PP.S.
Br. Harold "Fritz" Kocher, C.PP.S., 62, St. Charles Center in Carthagena, died following a sudden illness at 7:53 a.m. Nov. 6, 2000 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Aurora, Ill., to Cletus J. and Lucy C. (Sittler) Kocher.
Survivors are four brothers, Rev. Donald C. and Delmar, both of Eola, Ill., Alvin of Bristol, Ill. and Charles of Downers Grove, Ill.; four sisters, Shirley Grant, Naperville, Ill., Arlene Brands, Plainfield, Ill., Lucille Kocher, Sugar Grove, Ill. and Diane Bohnstedt, Sandwich, Ill.
Deceased is a brother, Richard.
He entered the Precious Blood Seminary in 1968, and was incorporated as a missionary in 1972. He was on staff at St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Ind. and retired to St. Charles Center in 1996.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Friday at the Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the center's cemetery.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Thursday at the center, with a wake service at 7 p.m.
Eugene Raymond Kunk, 60, of Silsbee, Texas, died at 10 a.m. Nov. 6, 2000 at Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, Texas.
He was born Sept. 25, 1940, in North Star, to Richard and Alvina Kunk. Both parents survive in Celina. His wife, Carol, also survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Janet McDonald and Nancy Hare, both of Silsbee; two brothers, Carl of Lumberton, and Ralph, of Russia; five sisters, Juliette Schwieterman of Celina, Mary Kay Fullenkamp of Plant, Texas, Barbara Thobe of Sidney, Rose Ann George of Plentywood, Mo., and Kathleen Heitkamp of Versailles; and four grandchildren.
He was retired from Kirby Lumber Co., was an electrician for Texas Polymere and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Marks Catholic Church, Silsbee. Burial is at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee.
Calling begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at R.S. Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee, with a rosary service at 7 p.m.
Former St. Marys resident Eugene B. Lutterbeck, 76, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 6, 2000 at Autumn Court Nursing Home in Ottawa, where he was a resident.
He was born March 9, 1924, in St. Marys, to Jacob and Ella (Luedeke) Lutterbeck.
Survivors include an aunt.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. John E. Manzo officiating. Burial is at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Richard J. Ruschau, 80, died at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 7, 2000 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Beavercreek, where he was a resident.
He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Maria Stein, to Bernard and Catherine (Buehler) Ruschau. In September 1946, he married Alma P. Hess, who died Sept. 22, 1995.
Survivors are four sons and their wives, Dennis B. and Donna of Beavercreek, Douglas M. and Sue of Chicago, Ill., William J. and Dorothy of Worthington, and Gregory R. and Jill of Delaware; a daughter and her husband, Victoria and Benjamin Mondragon, Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Marjorie of Rocky Hill, Conn.; four brothers and their wives, Marinus and Irene of Versailles, Jerome and Pauline of Maria Stein, Wilfred and Luella of Dayton and Paul and Viona of Tipp City; a sister and her husband, Mary Catherine and Wilfred Riethman, Minster; a sister-in-law, Helen of Dayton; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers.
He was retired as a civil engineer and retired from the Veterans Administration, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, the Rev. Emil Labbe officiating. Burial is at Nativity Cemetery in Cassella.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Former New Bremen resident Lavina E. Schroeder, 95, died at 10:05 a.m. Nov. 7, 2000 at Cridersville Nursing Home, where she was a resident.
She was born July 13, 1905, in Burkettsville, to Henry and Catherine (Tangeman) Kuhn. On Nov. 17, 1926, she married Walter W. Schroeder, who died Jan. 23, 1973.
Survivors include a niece and nephew.
Deceased are four brothers, Tony, August, Alfred and Raymond Kuhn, and four sisters, Eleanor Ziegler, Regina and Bernadine Kuhn and Marie O'Connell.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen and New Bremen Senior Citizens.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steve Shoup officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling begins at 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church, with rosary prayers starting at 10:40 a.m.
Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen, handled arrangements.