Dorothy A. Obringer, 68, 315 Harrison St., Fort Recovery, died at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2001 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
She was born June 30, 1932, in Dayton, to Leo and Anna (Eyink) Schuh. Her mother survives in Coldwater. On April 11, 1953, she married Edward Obringer, who survives.
Other survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Pat and Bob Hittle, New Weston, Connie and Tim Germann, Rossburg, and Linda and Ben Wynk, Celina; four sons and their wives, John and Ann, Gary and Renee, all of Greenville, Dale and Misty of Millersburg, and Steve and Julie of Lewisburg; a sister and her husband, Elaine and Paul Mueller, New Weston; a sister-in-law, Barb Schuh, Greenville; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Bill Schuh, a granddaughter and her father.
She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and its Altar-Rosary Sodality and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Robert Ritchie Sr.
Robert L. Ritchie Sr., 80, died at 5:15 a.m. Feb. 8, 2001 at his residence at 513 Schunck Road, Celina.
He was born March 21, 1920, in Montezuma, to Helen Ritchie Long. On June 28, 1941, he married Eva Alexander, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Robert L. "Doc" Jr. of Celina; three sisters and their husbands, Jennie and Lewis Merkle, Montezuma, Viola and Ril Miller, Cherokee, Ark., and Betty and Larry Hamilton, Mendon.
Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Nancy Ritchie, and his stepfather, Ralph Long.
He was employed for the Celina water department and Sam Dixon Motor Sales, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Donald Davis officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Eva R. Shaner, 91, formerly of Lakeview, died at 2:17 a.m. Feb. 8, 2001 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta, where she was a resident.
She was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Lima, to William Ray and Eva Mae (Chiles) Boop. On Sept. 29, 1927, she married Carl William Shaner, who died April 28, 1997.
Survivors are a son and his wife, William Sr. and Carolyn of Wapakoneta; a daughter and her husband, E. Jean and David Ellis, Wapakoneta; two brothers and their wives, William and Jean Boop, Springfield, and Roger and Ruth Boop, Lima; a sister, Lela Shaner, Lima; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Burlin Boop, and an infant sister, Anna Boop.
She was a homemaker and a member of Plum Street Bible Church in Wapakoneta.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Ronald C. Boyer officiating. Burial is at Fairmount Cemetery, Uniopolis.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or Alzheimer's Association.
Lendor F.H. Sollman, 96, 14 N. Water St., New Bremen, died at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 15, 1904, near New Bremen, to Christian and Emma (Fricke) Sollman. On July 26, 1941, he married Leola M. Teeters, who died May 14, 1978. He then married Elodie M. Lanfersieck, who survives.
Nieces and nephews also survive.
Deceased are a brother and his wife, Arlon and Milda.
He was a farmer and owned Centennial Farm and also clerked at auction sales. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Woodman of the World Lodge 149 and served as its treasurer, both of New Bremen. He was a charter member of New Bremen Senior Citizens and Auglaize County Farm Bureau.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. John W. Tostrick and Jeanne Spoor officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund or New Bremen Emergency Squad.
Charles Ziegler, 74, 115 N. West St., St. Marys, died Feb. 8, 2001 at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born April 2, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., to George and Alice (Griffith) Ziegler. On Nov. 27, 1948, he married Antonia Wyshinski, who died Feb. 17, 1988.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Charlotte and David Axe, St. Marys; two nephews raised in his household, John Johnson, Broomall, Pa., and Nicholas Johnson, Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Jane Bous, Sarasota, Fla.; and two granddaughters.
Deceased are five sisters, Ella Ziegler, Emma Brunner, Alice Fonder, Violet Dittert, and Harriet Cummings, and a brother, George Ziegler.
He was retired from Ford Motor Co., Lima, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, and attended Penn State University.
Private family memorial services will be held and burial will follow in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize County Special Olympics or Homemaker Services of the Auglaize County Health Department.
Charles G. Meyer, 101, formerly of 13491 Bornhorst Road, McCartyville, died at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 9, 2001 at Fair Haven County Home in Sidney.
He was born Nov. 3, 1899 in McCartyville, to John and Catherine (Baumer) Meyer. On Oct. 24, 1923, he married Cecelia Prenger, who died Feb. 4, 1978.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Elmer and Norma, McCartyville; a daughter and her husband, Helen and Nagle Gushing, Sidney; a daughter, Joan Boltz, Sidney; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Marjorie; eight brothers and seven sisters.
He was a retired farmer. He attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville and was a member of St. Joseph Men's Society of the church and the Knights of Columbus in McCartyville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church, the Rev. Gerald Bensman and Rev. Patrick Duffy officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp and Sons Funeral Home in Minster.
Caroline C. Hedrick, 93, died at 5:25 p.m. Feb. 10, 2001 at Cridersville Nursing Home, where she was a resident.
She was born April 14, 1907, in Jefferson Twp., Mercer County, to Henry and Minnie (Meyers) Gertz. On Nov. 8, 1933, she married Joseph P. Hedrick, who died Feb. 17, 1987.
Deceased are four brothers, John, Henry, Carl and Walter Gertz, and four sisters, Emma Wright, Elizabeth Kable, Minnie Muether, and Anna Ayers.
She was a homemaker and a machine operator at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys, the Rev. Johnathon Spyker officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Contributions can be made to the Activities Fund of Cridersville Nursing Home.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, handled arrangements.