Rev. Emil Dinkle
The Rev. Emil F. Dinkle C.PP.S., 78, of Bellevue, died Feb. 20, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo.
He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Walker, Kansas, to Peter and Anna Mary HaberKorn Dinkle.
Surviving are two brothers, Ralph (Bubina) of Oakley, Kansas, and Virgil of Glen Burnie, Md.; and a sister, Arnita Scheck, Victoria, Kansas.
Deceased are three brothers, Edward, Alfred J. and Alvin C., and three sisters, Sister Appolonia C.S.A., Sister Lioba C.S.A., and Anna Laura Miller.
He entered Brunnerdale Seminary, Canton, Sept. 10, 1940 and was ordained to the priesthood May 18, 1952, at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena. He served in the South American missions until 1978, after which he ministered in Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, California, Kansas and North Dakota.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Friday at St. Charles, with burial to follow at the community cemetery there.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue.
Wilbur D. "Bill" Haffey, 71, 1306 Queensbury Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 19, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 23, 1932, in Canal Winchester, to Ernest E. and Clara G. Troup Haffey. On Nov. 6 1955, he married Judith E. Balderson who died Oct. 16.
Surviving are a son, Larry D. (Pam) of Celina; three daughters, LuAnne M. of Portland, Maine, Tamara J. (Ron) Boess and Ria C. (Robert) Schroeder, all of Celina; two brothers, Paul (Jo) of Upper Saddle River, N.J., and Gene (Helen) of Carroll; a sister, Meriam (Paul) Ernsberger, Westerville; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A photographer from 1952 to 1978, he owned Townhouse Studio in Celina from 1959 to 1978. He was a realtor for Century 21 Masterkey, a Dayton Daily News transfer driver, a licensed auctioneer and a licensed appraiser. He served eight years in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Ohio Board of Realtors.
Services were 10:30 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiated. Burial followed at North Grove Cemetery with the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts conducting military rites.
Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the church or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Former Dayton and Coldwater resident Theresia Ontrop, 91, of Minster, died at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born June 20, 1912, in St. Peter, to Henry and Sophia (Weigel) Ontrop.
Surviving are a sister, Ida Marie Voskuhl, Minster; and nephews and nieces.
Five brothers, Cyril, Urban, Eugene, Candizas and Sylvester, are deceased.
She had worked at Inland and NCR in Dayton for 27 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery near Fort Recovery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Lorna A. Piper
Lorna A. Piper, 46, 162 Lock Two Road, New Bremen, died at 6:50 a.m. Feb. 19, 2004, at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Celina, to John K. and Lorene (Guingrich) Zuber, who survive in Coldwater. On Sept. 23, 1978, she married Jeff Piper, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are two sons, Doug and Ryan, New Bremen; a brother, Gary (Kathy) Zuber, Beavercreek; two sisters, Chris (Mark) Nagel, Wapakoneta, and Donna (Mark) Brown, Englewood; and her father and mother-in-law, Meredith and Jean Piper, Celina.
Deceased is a son, Nicholas.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church on St. Anthony Road near Coldwater and had sung in the choir. She was an active member of New Bremen Athletic Boosters and the American Legion Post 214 Auxiliary, New Bremen.
She was employed at Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, for the past seven years where she was a materials planner. She also had worked as a branch manager at the former Citizens Commercial Bank, Celina.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, the Revs. Richard Weir, Douglas Meyer and Arvid Harklau officiating. Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-9 p.m.today in the assembly room at the New Bremen church and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge of Cleveland, or to the American Cancer Society.
Allen B. Poeppelman, 56, Coble Road, Yorkshire, died at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He had been seriously ill the past six weeks.
He was born July 16, 1947, in Celina, to Lawrence F. and Mercedes M. Luttmer Poeppelman who survive in Maria Stein. On May 8, 1968, he married Nancy K. Curl who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey A. (Shiela) of Yorkshire; and a brother, Myrle (Lois), also of Yorkshire.
A son, Kevin, died in infancy.
He was an auctioneer and realtor with Emerson Wagner Realty, Sidney, and a part-time trucking dispatcher at Weaver Brothers, Versailles. He was a 1965 graduate of Marion Local High School and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, St. Denis Council 1756 Knights of Columbus, Versailles, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster, Fort Loramie Racing Club, Houston Community Association, Darke County Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors and the Ohio Auctioneers Association.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David L. Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie. A K of C prayer service will be held there at 8 p.m.
Contributions can be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke counties, Osgood Fire Department and Osgood Rescue Squad.
Donald D. Temple, 62, 751 Deford St., Celina, died Feb. 21, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.
He was born April 6, 1941, in Celina, to Guy and Doris Houts Temple. On Aug. 9, 2002, he married Sharon Hecht who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Rex (Bonnie) and Randy (Jeannine), all of Florida, and Chris (Terri) of Columbus; two daughters, Rhonda of Columbus, and Vicki (Don) Shattuck, Geneva, N.Y.; a stepson, Mickey (Rocki) Hecht, Celina; a stepdaughter, Lynnette Hecht, also of Celina; three brothers, Doug (Tina) and Tom (Nancy), all of Celina, and Larry (Joyce) of St. Marys; 16 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A brother, James, is deceased.
He was employed at Countryside Waste Hauling, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Bernstein officiating. Burial will follow at Botkins Cemetery near Montezuma.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Vivian M. Wilcox, 85, 124 S. Lake St., Celina, died at 2:34 a.m. Feb. 21, 2004, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Decatur, Ill., to Wilbur E. and Floid William Downing. On Feb. 26, 1938, she married Charles H. Wilcox who died May 4, 1971.
Also surviving are a son, Dean E. of Albion; a brother, Noel (Joan) Downing, Dublin; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are a son, Gene; a daughter, Sharon Fortner; a brother, Roger; and a granddaughter.
She had worked as a cook at the Mercer County Jail and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina, and the Mercer County Council on Aging. She was a past member of the Shakespeare Club.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Merold officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the church.