Cornelius Muhlenkamp, 83, 830 W. Main St., Coldwater, died at 10:05 p.m. Dec. 20, 2001 at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Bryant, Ind., to Henry and Frances (Hess) Muhlenkamp. On Aug. 8, 1945, he married Rose Mary Wenning who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Lewis of Schaumberg, Ill.; two brothers, Harold of Coldwater, and Victor of Versailles; two sisters and their husbands, Mary and Edward Kriegel, and Doris and Richard Moeller, all of Celina; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy of Coldwater.
Deceased are five brothers, Herbert, Leonard, Ralph, Paul and Urban; and two sisters, Vera and Cleo.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, and its Men's Holy Name Society of the church. He was a former member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Paul D. Headapohl, 90, 109 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born July 30, 1911, in Wapakoneta, to Daniel and Leona (Laut) Headapohl. On May 18, 1937, he married Viola Hirschfeld, who survives at the residence.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Diane and Robert Paul of New Bremen; a sister, Esther Dicke of New Bremen; and five grandchildren.
He was a retired farmer and was also retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. He was a custodian at the ABC Center in New Bremen. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the former Men's Brotherhood at the church and the former Men's Garden Club in New Bremen.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Revs. Jean Spoor and John Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad or to the ABC Center.
Mary Gross, 77, 800 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 1:55 p.m. Dec. 23, 2001 at her home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Aperson, Okla., to Leroy and ClaraBelle (McAfee) Rush. On July 20, 1953, she married Merlin Gross who died Jan. 14, 1971.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Timothy Dean and Nancy of St. Marys, and three sons, Frederick of Cincinnati, and Mickey Duane and Michael Lee Fannon, both of St. Marys; five sisters and their husbands, Barbara Ann and Norman Coil, Mendon; Sherry Elaine and Bob Weaver, Candes Elaine and Dan Fisher, Brenda Kay and Jerry Bergman, and Susan Diane and Gary Wicker, all of St. Marys; two daughters, Karen Sue Auer and Mary Alice Schwartz, both of St. Marys; a brother, Roy Rush, St. Marys; 23 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, 13 stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Ray Rush.
She was retired from the former Mersman Company, Celina, and was a member of Monticello Church of the Brethren, Spencer-ville.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Revs. Marc Nelson and David Heinl officiating. Burial follows at Buckland Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Joint Township District Home Health, St. Marys.
Yolanda R. Kelley, 83, 606 N. Franklin St., New Bremen, died at 12:15 a.m. Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born April 4, 1918, in Casey, Ill., to Gene and Mable (Duncan) Sprague. On Aug. 9, 1947, she married Bernard J. Kelley, who died April 25.
There are no surviving family members.
Deceased are two sisters.
She was retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, where she was an aid. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the church.
Madonna Mae Kohlhorst, 81, formerly of 816 S. Elm St., Celina, died Dec. 22, 2001 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Celina, to Herbert and Mirta (Ginter) Smith. On April 16, 1938, she married Frank Kohlhorst who died June 10, 1996.
Survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Marjorie and Gerald Houston, West Carrollton, and Barbara and Tom Sidenbender, Rockford; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Wilbur Smith, and a sister, Mary Bernice Burgher.
She retired from The Reynolds & Reynolds Co., Celina, and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Donald Ramsey officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Hospice.
Jason Paul Leugers Krieg, 29, 413 N. Main St., New Bremen, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 22, 2001 due to an accidental drowning in Grand Lake St. Marys.
He was born Jan. 8, 1972, in Piqua. Surviving are his parents, James and Jane Leugers, Minster, and Susan and Larry Krieg, Greencastle, Ind. On June 30, he married Fawn Eggers who survives in New Bremen.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mina Marie of Minster; five brothers, James and Jon Platt, both of Minster, David of Greencastle, Ind., and Jeff Platt and Bruce Cyphers, both of St. Marys; five sisters, Trisha Cummins, Anna, Lori of Greencastle, Ind., Suzy Heistan and Kathi Cyphers, both of St. Marys, and Ashley Platt, Minster; and grandparents, Loretta and Bob Rempe, Minster, Geneva Kerber, Arlington, and Ruth and Lionel of New Bremen.
Deceased is a sister, Mary Krieg.
He worked for nine years at Safeway Packaging, Minster, where he was a group leader. He was a member of Grand Lake Sky Diving and was a jump master/instructor.
No services are scheduled.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen. His body is to be cremated.
Bernard L. Montague, 91, 414 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, died Dec. 23, 2001 at his daughter's home in Wapakoneta.
He was born Aug. 16, 1910, in St. Marys, to Charles and Flora (Hertenstein) Montague. On June 4, 1935, he married Enola Huenke who died Dec. 12, 1985.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Marlene and Emerson Recob, Wapakoneta; a brother, Eldon of St. Marys; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Gerald, a sister, June Axe, and an infant son, Jack.
He operated Montague's Sohio in St. Marys for 20 years and was a branch manager for Home Banking Co., St. Marys, where he retired in 1973. He was a 1928 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and attended Lima Business School. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Tostrick officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or the American Heart Association.
Virgil J. Nedderman, 81, 4546 Dicke Road, New Bremen, died at 5:55 p.m. Dec. 22, 2001, in the emergency room of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born June 21, 1920, to Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman. On April 17, 1941, he married Loree Doenges who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Dan and Kathy of New Bremen, and Lonnie and Deb of Van Wert; two daughters and their husbands, Connie and Jerry Temple, Celina, and Linda and Dennis Hainline, New Bremen; a brother, David of Wapakoneta; a sister, Julitta of Wapakoneta; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Larry.
He retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater in 1983, where he was a tool and die maker for 40 years. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Bremen, where he taught Sunday school and served in various church offices. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 4-H advisor for 25 years and a former Mercer County Fair Board member for six years.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Joint Township Hospital Foundation or the church memorial fund.
Florian "Flip" Stelzer, 86, 311 Morton St., Celina, died at 9:56 p.m. Dec. 21, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Carthagena, to John and Bernadine (Wuebker) Stelzer. On Nov. 20, 1940, he married Alveria Pleiman who died Oct. 3, 1991. On Jan. 26, he married Mary Hundley who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Dick and Judy of Bellbrook; two daughters and their husbands, Mary and Carl Dirksen, Celina; and Janet and Jim Krieg, Coldwater; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Gloria and Bob Miller, Coldwater, and Becky and Dan Booher of Colorado; two brothers and their wives, Norb and Adele and John and Ruth, all of St. Henry, and a brother, Werner of Celina; two sisters and their husbands, Delphina and Irenus Quinter, St. Henry, and Imelda and Barney Puthoff, Chickasaw, and three sisters, Eleanor Schockman and Butch Geise, both of Coldwater, and Ludwina Bergman, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, Alma of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Francis, Bill and Henry.
He was retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) post 5135 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3025, all of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Richard Reidel officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Philothea, where military rites will be performed by the Coldwater V.F.W. post.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Former Celina resident Nathan Anthony Zumberge, 27, of Cincinnati, died at 10:39 p.m. Dec. 22, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater, due to a congenital heart defect.
He was born Aug. 16, 1974, in St. Marys, to Norman A. and Nancy A. (Helmstetter) Zumberg who survive in Celina.
Other survivors are two brothers, Nicholas of Cincinnati, and a twin brother, Niles of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Natalie of Cincinnati; and a paternal grandmother, Rose of St. Henry.
He was employed at the Cincinnati Art Museum and formerly worked at Northmoor Golf Course, Celina. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and a 1994 graduate of Celina Senior High School.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Crippled Children & Adults.