Donald J. Huber, 68, 13611 McCartyville Road, McCartyville, died at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. He had been ill four weeks.
He was born March 31, 1934, in Dayton, to Urban and Marian Moeller Huber. The mother survives in Coldwater. On Oct. 3, 1954, he married Marlene Bornhorst who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Daniel of Sidney, Mark and Randy (Christine) of McCartyville; three daughters, Karen (Ron) Brown, Wapakoneta, Chris (Ron) Albers and Deb (Steve) Heitkamp, McCartyville; four sisters, Sister Cecelia Huber, St. Martins, Velma (Paul) Billerman, Celina, Alice Thieman, Rockford, and Phyllis (Dennis) Stachler, Burkettsville; two sisters-in-law, Joan and Norma Huber, Celina; and 12 grandchildren.
Three brother proceeded him in death,
He retired from Reliable Products, St. Marys, and was a self-employed tool and die maker and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, McCartyville, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Pat Welsh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Former Celina resident Gustov Klopfleisch Jr., 77, 2452 W. Kem Road, Marion, Ind., died Feb. 23, 2003, at Altera Sterling House, Marion.
He was born May 24, 1925, in Celina, to Gustave Sr. and Emma Schaadt Klopfleisch.
Surviving are a son, Scott (Becky) of Allen, Texas; two daughters, Lori (Tim) Thwaits, Carey, and Kate (Doug) Smith, Celina; a brother, Carl (Odessa), no town listed; and five granchildren.
Deceased are a half brother, Henry, and a sister, Elsie Hoenie.
He had worked as a meat cutter at Producers Creamery & Locker Service and Geren's Grocery in Celina. He also was a self-employed meat cutter for many years.
A U.S. Army veteran, who served during World War II, he was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Eastern Star Alterian Club, a member and past commander of American Legion Post 210 and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, all of Celina. He also was a member of the State Highway Patrol Auxiliary.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the St. Johns Organ Memorial Fund.
Betty Jean Sipe, 68, 637 E. 1000 N., Portland, Ind., died Feb. 22, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born March 20, 1934, in Randolph County, Ind., to Wilmer and Grace Grow Girton. On Feb. 14, 1953, she married Richard E. Sipe who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Kent of Carmel, Ind.; a daughter, Shelly (Brian) Rippy, Portland; three brothers, Elvan Girton, Farmland, Ind., Kenny Girton, Winchester, Ind., and Keith Girton, Portland; two sisters, Marjorie Overmyer, Winchester, and Janet Collins, Union City, Ind.; and a granddaughter.
A sister, Alberta Birum, is deceased.
She had worked at Westinghouse in Union City and was a wedding cake caterer for 20 years. She was a 1952 graduate of McKinley High School in Randolph County and a member of Deerfield United Methodist Church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Duane Brim officiating. Burial will follow at Reitenour Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or the American Diabetes Association.
Richard Allen Workman, 50, 9045 Ohio 47 West, DeGraff, died at 8:53 p.m. Feb. 23, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness. He has relatives in the Mercer County area.
He was born June 6, 1952, in Charleston, W.Va., to Bobie and Mary Jane Gibson Workman. The mother survives in Hammond, Ind. On Feb. 14, 1991, he married Renee Piunti and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Allen of Muncie, Ind., and Jason Allen of DeGraff; a daughter, Amanda Renee of DeGraff; two brothers, Randall Scott and Michael of Hammond; and several grandchildren.
He was a retired piano tuner/technician.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, the Rev. Jeffory D. Willetts officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Quincy.
Calling is noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
W. Louise Beggs
W. Louise Combs Jacobs Beggs, 60, of Marissa, Ill., died at 3:10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2003, at Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta, Ill. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Kentucky, to Willy and Martha Doris Tipton Combs. The mother survives in Celina. On Sept. 29, 1984, she married Robert R. Beggs who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Laura A. (Joseph) Kane, Marissa; a son, Steven Carl (Kristi) Jacobs, Boyd, Texas; a stepson, Robert Lewis Beggs, Marissa; three brothers, Thomas (Judy) Combs, Perryville, Mo., James (Vicki) Combs, Celina, and Frank (Brenda) Combs, Saskatawan, Canada; four sisters, Brenda (Eddie) Butturini, Rita (William) Craft and Norma (Lester) Young, all of Celina, and Madeline G. Grunden, Montezuma; and eight grandchildren.
She initially worked as a certified nursing assistant at Randolph County Care Center and then became an admission clerk and union representative there.
A Southern Baptist, she was a member of St. Clair County Democrat Club, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) and the Council 31 Executive Board, Springfield, Ill.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDaniel Funeral Home, Sparta, the Rev. Donald Quillman officiating. Burial will follow at Marissa City Cemetery.
Calling is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A prayer service will be held later at Randolph County Care Center.
Former Celina resident Inez L. Dumbauld, 91, Otterbein-St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:35 a.m. Feb. 22, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Mercer County, to Lee Clyde Sr. and Caroline Belle Smith Kincaid. On Dec. 12, 1930, she married Ashley M. Dumbauld who died Oct. 21, 1979.
Surviving are a son, Bill (Betty) of Xenia; two daughters, Janet (George) Cron, Parma, and Judy (Larry) Waterman, Delmar, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Lee C. Kincaid Jr. and Tommy Kincaid, and two sisters, Lela Black and Melva Grimm.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of The Remaklus Company, Celina. She was a 1929 graduate of Celina High School and a member of Celina First Church of God.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard VanHorn officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Otterbein-St. Marys Benevolent Fund.
Helen M. Eschenbrenner, 86, 800 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, died at 9:21 p.m. Feb. 21, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born April 10, 1916, in Dayton, to George and Irene Upton Murray. On March 17, 1944, she married Clarence Eschenbrenner who died July 3, 1982.
Surviving are a son, William (Agnete) of McClure; two daughters, Doris (James) Glass, Celina, and Margaret (Ron) Hunter, St. Marys; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Lois Ruth; a brother, Sherman Murray; and a sister, Mayetta Kline.
A 1934 graduate of Hughes High School in Cincinnati, she attended the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Women's Guild, the Senior Citizens, the Women's Garden Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 767, all of St. Marys.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today and after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize School or the church.