Jesse L. Schlickman, 89, formerly of 401 Wolcott St., Willshire, died at 6:20 p.m. March 2, 2001 at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born June 11, 1911, in Decatur, Ind., to August and Emma (Frauhiger) Schlickman. On June 6, 1931, he married Margaret E. Straub, who died March 3, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Sondra and Richard Samples of Rockford; a daughter, Dixie Barten of Mansfield; a son Billy; a son and his wife, Jan and Bonnie of Willshire; two sisters, Lela Arnold of Decatur and Frances Heare of Fort Wayne; a brother Dorphus of Decatur; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother and two grandchildren.
He was the former mayor of Willshire and served as president of the Willshire Town Council. He was retired after 32 years with Central Soya in Decatur, was the former owner of Slick's Taste Treat in Willshire and was a member of the Willshire United Methodist Church.
Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Haggard-Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur.
Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Wilshire United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Willshire Park Fund.
Preston F. "Pat" Garrett, 78, 1702 New Haven Road, Piqua, died at 10:46 p.m. March 3, 2001 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Piqua.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Piqua, to Floyd and Alice (Bodkin) Garrett. On March 12, 1943, he married Doris M. Magill, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Patrick D. and Marcia J. of Piqua, and Ronald P. and Barbara J. of Greenville; a daughter and her husband, Kimberly S. and Tommy Justice, Piqua; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and a sister.
He was retired as a supervisor at the Ohio Department of Transportation, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 184 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4874 and attended Piqua City Schools.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, the Rev. Roger Toon officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.
Contributions can be made to Piqua Ambulance Fund.
James D. Hegemann, 60, 86 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 10 a.m. March 3, following a sudden heart attack. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Minster, to Herbert and Irene (Fischer) Hegemann. On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Linda S. Cooke, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Heath and Julie of Minster; two daughters and their husbands, Hope and Joe Rethman, Maria Stein, and Holly and Rod Frericks, Minster; a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Susan of St. Marys; and five grandsons.
Deceased are an infant son and a sister.
He was owner of Store and Lock in Port Clinton, retired from Ohio Department of Transportation in Sidney, former owner and operator of Hegemann's Landing, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in Okinowa. He served as past president of Lake Loramie Improvement Association and as a Cub Scout leader, a founding member of Newland-Horstman Scholarship Fund, and founder of Hegemann Open, Minster. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1391, American Legion, TPA, and Cataract Fire Company, all of Minster, AMVETS, St. Marys, DECA Stock Club, Minster Investment Club and Turtle Point Fishing Club. He was a graduate of Miami Jacob College, Dayton, and a 1958 graduate of Minster High School.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. today, 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Burial with military graveside rites will follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Newland-Horstman Scholarship Fund or Minster Area Life Squad.
Former Celina resident Maryellen E. Kerns, 86, died at 8:50 a.m. March 3 at the Gardens of St. Henry.
She was born Aug. 15, 1914, in Dearborn, Mich., to Christopher and Elizabeth (Madden) McIntosh. On Nov. 23, 1939, she married Jack J. Kerns, who died Feb. 26, 1993.
Survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Connie and Jim Fleck, and Barbe and Jim Dabbelt, all of Celina; and a daughter, Jaclyn Monahan, Celina; four sons and their wives, Chris and Carole, and Tim and Sally, all of Washington, D.C., George and Teressa, and Michael and Kelli, all of Celina; and a son, Ted of Celina; a sister and her husband, Madonna and Bill Lewis, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 23 grandchildren and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, John Joseph, and two brothers, Ray and Bill McIntosh.
She was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Daughters of Isabella and Holy Rosary Society, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Osterhage, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Mercer-Darke County Hospice or the Arthritis Foundation.
LeRoy H. Kruse, 82, died at 4:25 p.m. March 4, 2001 at his residence at 107 S. Main St., New Knoxville.
He was born May 26, 1918, in St. Marys, to Henry and Mathilda (Opperman) Kruse. On Nov. 3, 1943, he married Rachel Wierwille, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Steve and Sharon of New Knoxville, and Rodney and Dawn of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Margaret Rupert, St. Marys; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters and a brother.
He was the founder and former owner of Tastee-Freeze Restaurant, New Knoxville, and retired as Auglaize County Recorder. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, St. Marys Kiwanis Club and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Wapakoneta, and was a 1938 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. David Hunt and Nathan Wierwille officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.
Contributions can be made to the church's radio broadcast fund or the Mercer-Darke County Hospice.
Dorothy M. Muter, 72, 6480 Erastus-Durbin Road, Celina, died at 10:10 a.m. March 4, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Washington Twp., Mercer County, to William J. and Ida Mae (Denney) Runkel. On Aug. 11, 1950, she married Franklin Muter Jr., who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Melinda and Bruce Hammond, Celina, and Patricia and Larry Berron, Coldwater; a sister and her husband, Betty and Ralph Fleck, Celina; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Deceased are a son, Franklin W., and an infant sister, Alberta.
She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Carmel Church of God. She as a 1946 graduate of Celina High School.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial is at Macedon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Former Celina and Van Wert resident Robert "Sid" Smith, 88, died at 8:35 p.m. March 2, 2001 at Western Hills Village Retirement Center in Cincinnati.
He was born June 5, 1912, in Van Wert, to Barton E. and Daisy (Manship) Smith. On March 27, 1936, he married Frances "Lucille" Niblick, who died June 23, 1995.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Gale and Laura of Cincinnati; a daughter and her husband, Patricia and Donald Griesdorn, West Hartford, Conn.; and a daughter, Roberta Bennett, Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, John and Maurice.
He was a former sales manager for a radio station in Plymouth, Ind., and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church.