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Miscellaneous Allen County, Ohio Obituaries


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O'Rea Orda Block
May 11, 1898 - June 25, 2004
O'Rea Orda Block, 106, of Columbus, formerly of Delphos, died June 25 at Whitehall Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 11, 1898, near Lima, to Jacob Franklin and Effie (Martin) Weaver. On Nov. 29, 1924, she married Harry Lewis 'Jack' Block, who died Feb. 20, 1989. Survivors include, two sons, Harry (Mary Ellen) Block of San Antonio, Texas and Jack (Ann) Block of Columbus; a daughter, Carolyn Ann (Peter) Vitale of Columbus; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Ruea, Herman, Leo, Lenord, Otis, Harold, David, Henry and Wayne Weaver; and five sisters, Ivalo, Maymie, Audrey, Donelda and Geraldine. Mrs. Block retired from Ohio Bell as an operator and was the first cordless switchboard operator. Funeral services were today at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to Vista Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Louise F. Mox
Sept. 1, 1911 - June 27, 2004
Louise F. Mox, 92, of Delphos, died 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. She was born Sept. 1, 1911 in Fort Jennings to George M. and Barbara Anna (Geckel) Moore. On Nov. 20, 1934, she married Edward M. Mox, who died Jan. 30, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Edward George (Rose Mary) Mox of Holland and James M. (Mary) Mox of Delphos; a daughter, Ann L. Rice of Palmetto, Fla.; a sister, Irene Stober of Ada; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Moore; and three sisters, Beulah Reynolds, Elnore Snyder and Ruth Stewart. Mrs. Mox was a private duty registered nurse and a volunteer at Red Cross blood bank. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Good Samaritan in Dayton. She sewed clothes for Good Hope Circle and helped with funeral dinners at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Delphos, where she was a member. She also was Tri-County Woman of the Year. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. William Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Son Funeral Home and 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the church.

Myrtle Jones
Oct. 25, 1914 - June 26, 2004
Myrtle Jones, 89, of rural Venedocia, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, to Fred and Emma (McKinley) Lauth. On Feb. 15, 1941, she married David M. Jones, who died Jan. 24, 1970. She is survived by a son, Douglas M. (Janice) Jones of Venedocia; two daughters, Ellen Friesner of Elgin and Nell Jean (Herman) Wienken of Venedocia; four sisters, Dorothy Burnett, Ruth Detrick and Jennie Axe of Spencerville and Mabel Reynolds of Delphos; three sisters-in-law, Hazel Lauth of Spencerville, Golda Louth of Delphos and Floe Jones of Columbus; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Walter, Roy, Raymond, Floyd, Richard, Maurice, Howard and Carl Lauth, and an infant brother; four sisters, Clara Meihls, Inez Kill, Irene Garwood Gase and Edna Lauth; and a son-in-law, William G. 'Bill' Friesner. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and worked on the family farm with her husband. She was a member of the Salem United Presbyterian Church and its Alpha Kappa Class and Women's Association in Venedocia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Presbyterian Church, the Revs. Harry Tolhurst and Deb Smelser officiating. Burial will follow in the Venedocia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to Salem Presbyterian Church.

Beatrice DeLong
Nov. 23, 1928 - June 26, 2004
Beatrice DeLong, 75, of Paulding, died 5:35 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Martin County, Ky. to John and Esta (Cheek) Daniels, both deceased. On May 25, 1946, in Paintsville, Ky., she married Douglas DeLong, who survives in Paulding. Other survivors include two sons, Barry (Joan) DeLong of Centerville and Randy (Lynette) DeLong of Ottoville; two daughters, Carolyn Ross and Kay (Lyndon) Fields of Paulding; four brothers, Ernest Daniels of Broughton, Roosevelt Daniels of Columbus, Howard Daniels of Silver Springs, Fla. and Thomas Daniels of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Ethel Turner of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dale DeLong; and a brother, Douglas Daniels. Mrs. DeLong was a homemaker and a member of the Paulding Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Paulding Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Larry Hanson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding, and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to Paulding Church of the Nazarene or Paulding County Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice.

Loretta M. Inkrott
Feb. 14, 1936 - June 27, 2004
Loretta M. Inkrott, 68, of Fort Jennings, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Fort Jennings to Wilfred H., deceased, and Alma (Rayman) Gerker. On June 1, 1957, she married Gregory R. Inkrott, who survives in Fort Jennings. Other survivors include seven children, Michael G. (Kim) Inkrott of Cincinnati, Ronald E. (Christy) Inkrott of Livingston, La., Cheryl M. (Bill) Maziers, Karen S. (David) Young and Anthony G. (Vicki) Inkrott of Fort Jennings, Dennis G. (Cindy) Inkrott of Delphos, and Dr. Linda K. (Derrick) Fox of Panama City, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Gerker. Mrs. Inkrott retired from her position driving for the Delphos Senior Citizen Center. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. She enjoyed gardening, music, community service, helping others, traveling, camping and her grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos, where there will be a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Preferred memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund or Putnam County Hospice.

Earl D. Casperson
July 14, 1914 - June 25, 2004
Earl D. 'Twister' Casperson, 89, of Spencerville, died 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville. He was born July 14, 1914, in Kossuth, Auglaize County, to Oliver and Mary E. (Bowersock) Casperson. On Nov. 22, 1938, he married Retha Mae Miller, who died June 30, 1988. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, his nephew, Robert A. Miller, officiating. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery, where graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 191 and the Bowersock Bros. VFW Post 6772. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart or American Cancer Societies.

Nanette R. Dickrede
Aug. 17, 1965 - June 23, 2004
Nanette Renee Dickrede, 38, of Delphos, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1965, in St. Marys, to Fred D. and Ruth (Merriman) Snyder. Her father died March 24, 2001. Her mother, Ruth Snyder McGlothen, survives in St. Marys. On July 6, 1996, she married Duane Michael Dickrede, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include two sons, Jason M. Smith and Tyler L. Dickrede of Delphos; a daughter, Jamie M. Smith of Delphos; three brothers, Brad Snyder of Toledo and Scott (Claudette) Snyder and T.J. (Ammy) Snyder of St. Marys; and a maternal grandmother, Goldie Merriman of St. Marys. She was preceded in death by grandparents Alfred and Margaret Snyder and Robert Dale Merriman. Mrs. Dickrede worked at the Union Bank Co. in Delphos. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. She was a dedicated mother and wife who lived for her family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. William Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday at Harter and Son Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the family.

Daryl Elijah Etzkorn
Daryl Elijah Etzkorn, 1 hours old, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born June 21 in Lima to Matthew and Denise (Gasser) Etzkorn, who survive in Landeck. He is also survived by grandparents Ed and Connie Etzkorn of Landeck and Thomas and Martha Gasser of Delphos; and great-grandparents, Marie Etzkorn of Landeck and Bernadette Hasenkamp of Delphos. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Thomas Etzkorn, Paul Hasenkamp, Melvin and Alberta Maas and Bertha and Carl Gasser. Funeral services will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Landeck, the Rev. John Fleck officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Arrangements by Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos.

Helen L. Odenweller
July 4, 1918 - June 22, 2004
Helen Louise Odenweller, 85, of Delphos, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1918, in Toledo, to Joseph and Viola (Morman) Geckle. She was adopted and raised by Louis and Mary (Amstutz) Hofstetter. On Oct. 28, 1938, she married Herbert J. Odenweller, who died on March 9, 1981. Survivors include four children, Herbert R. (Ruth) Odenweller and Tyrone R. (Carlene) Odenweller of Delphos, Jack Odenweller of Ottawa and Teresa R. (Donald) Scheckelhoff of Leipsic; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Geckle; and three brothers, Raymond, William and Albert Geckle. Mrs. Odenweller had been a homemaker and seamstress for Odenweller Clothing and Lion Clothing in Delphos. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the hospital visitation team. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Delphos Senior Citizen Center. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, where a CD of A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. and a parish wake will be at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Tuition Assistance Fund, St. John's Church or Delphos Public Library.

Arlene Ann Beining
Sept. 21, 1934 - June 20, 2004
Arlene Ann Beining, 69, of Findlay, died at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born Sept. 21, 1934 in Delphos to Joseph and Lena (Kahle) Nartker. On May 21, 1955, she married Joseph F. Beining who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1987. Survivors include two sons, Michael J. (Gail) Beining of Fostoria and Craig A. (Christina) Beining of Las Vegas; two sisters, Evelyn (Chuck) Looser of Ottoville and Jeannette Lee (Bob) Whitaker of Delphos and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Brad Beining; four sisters, Marie Brickner, Julia Fulks, Thelma Snyder and Ruth Ester Nartker; and five brothers, Richard, Virgil, Harold, Donald and Hubert Nartker. Mrs. Beining worked as a secretary at Marlesta/St. Catherine and the Hancock County Home and was a secretary for J.B. Tours until September 2003. She was a 1952 graduate of St. John's High School. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens card club. She was also a former treasurer of the Amvets Auxiliary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's in downtown Findlay with burial following in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. The Altar Rosary Society will begin praying one half hour before the mass. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home in Findlay, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to St. Michael Catholic Church, 422 Western Ave., Findlay, 45840.

David R. Voorhees
Oct. 15, 1943 - June 20, 2004
David Richmond Voorhees, 60, of Lima, died at 12:41 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Lima, to John U. and Virginia Richmond (Tabler) Voorhees. He had been married to Janice F. Prater, who survives. Survivors include three daughters, Jill (Arnie) Mohler and Crystal (Ryan) Kimmet of Delphos and Vicky (Brian) Leduc of Piqua; a son, David (Brenda) Vorhees of Elida; a brother, John E. Voorhees of Sidney; two nieces; eight grandchildren, Brad, Lyle and Alexis Mohler, Tyson and Christopher Glaze, Skyler Voorhees and Logan and Blake Kimmet; and a great-grandchild, Trenton Glaze. Mr. Voorhees was owner and operator of Horseless Carriage Used Cars from 1976 to 2004
and had also worked at Clark Equipment from 1964 to 1980. He was a 1961 graduate of Lima Senior High School and was a member of First Evangelical and Reformed Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 199, Orioles Nest 173 and Eagles Aerie 370. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, the Rev. David G. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to St. Rita's Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima, 45801.

Burlette Stout
April 27, 1908 - June 18, 2004
Burlette 'Bud' Stout, 96, of Spencerville, died at 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville. He was born April 27, 1908, in Moulton Township, Auglaize County, to Charles and Mabel (Baker) Stout. On May 8, 1928, he married Lydemia M. Baker, who died May 18, 2000. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Ronald L. Shifley officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the United Church of Christ.

Jerome L. Graymire
Dec. 28, 1946 June 15, 2004
Jerome L. 'Jerry' Graymire, 57, of Ottawa, died at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Bluffton, to Jack and Marjorie (Coplin) Graymire. On July 9, 1977, he married Vickie L. Osting, who survives in Ottawa. Other survivors include a son, James Nicholas 'Nick' Graymire of Muncie, Ind.; a brother, John E. (Chris) Graymire of New Bremen; three sisters, Sharon Phillips of Cridersville and Vicki (Steven) Soddus and Patty (Don) Neal of Elida. Mr. Graymire was a physician's assistant, formerly practicing with Dr. James Belt in Delphos and from 1979 until the present with Dr. James C. Ogle in Ottawa and Glandorf. He attended Ohio State University and Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran and member of the Ottawa VFW, Eagles, American Legion. He was also a member of the American Association of Physician's Assistants and the Leipsic Fish and Hunt Club. Jerry's legacy will live on with his gift of life through donations. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, the Rev. Steve Elderbrock officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, with military graveside rites conducted by Lima VFW Post 1275. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where an Ottawa Eagles service will be at 7:30 p.m. today and a Ottawa VFW service will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Lawrence Hessian
Sept. 22, 1911 - June 12, 2004
Lawrence Hessian, 92, of Delphos, died at 10:11 p.m. on Saturday at the Walter T. Hanley House. He was born on September 22, 1911, in Van Wert County, to Samuel and Caroline (Eickholt) Hessian. He is survived by a sister, Mary Eiting of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Robert Hessian and three sisters, Veronica Driscoll, Sister Mary Marchita (Beatrice) and LaDonna Sacher. Mr. Hessian was a retired turkey farmer and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Church, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter and Son Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to St. John's Church or the Walter T. Hanley House.

Frank G. Boberg
March 8, 1950-June 11, 2004
Frank G. Boberg, 54, of Delphos, died on Friday at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1950, in Lima, to Melvin and Shirley (Crowe) Boberg. Survivors include two sons, Chad (Olga) Boberg of Maplewood and Mike (Nicole) Boberg of Lakeview; a brother, Gary (Marcia) Boberg of Delphos; two sisters, Darlene (Lloyd) Rutherford and Charlene Casted of Iowa; a step brother, Don (Marion) Brubaker of New Jersey and four grandchildren. Mr. Boberg was a lifetime member of the Delphos VFW Post 3035. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Delphos Veterans Council at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Walnut Grove Cemetery. There are no services or visitation.

Lester L. Davis
Sept. 8, 1915 - June 10, 2004
Lester L. 'Lee' Davis, 88, of Venedocia, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Van Wert Manor. He was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Van Wert County, to James and Hattie (Hundley) Davis. Survivors include a sister, Lucille Zent of Markel, Ind.; a brother, Garland G. (Billy) Davis of Venedocia; and three sisters-in-law, Linda, Jesse and Helen Davis. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Harold, Earl and Elroy Davis. Mr. Davis was a township employee. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Wendy Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Salem United Presbyterian Church, Venedocia.

Leona M. Potts
June 21, 1906 - June 7, 2004
Leona M. 'Onie' Potts, 97, of Ottawa, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Delphos. She was born June 21, 1906, in Putnam County, to Joseph and Anna (Schneider) Shirack. On December 15, 1936, she married Arnold Potts. He died June 6, 1974. Survivors include a sister, Alberta Barr of Ottawa; a foster daughter, Margaret Pesce, Swickley, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Meade and Richard Shirack; and four sisters, Mildred Wienken, Alma Youngpeter, Anna Burger and Bonnie Meyer. Mrs. Potts was a homemaker. She formerly was a matron with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office while her husband was county sheriff. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa and its Altar Rosary Society; a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America; founder and organizer in 1956 of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary Assoc.; former Ottawa Fireladies Auxiliary member; and a member of the Ottawa American Legion Auxiliary. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture will be held at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or to the Putnam County Council on Aging.

Ruth Eickholt
Oct. 28, 1908 - June 5, 2004
Ruth Eickholt, 95, of Delphos, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Oct. 29, 1908, in Ottoville, to William 'Doc' and Nora (Lochtefeld) Otte. She married Arthur Eickholt, who died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Dave (Debbie) Eickholt of Delphos; a daughter, Patricia Clark of Columbus; a son-in-law, Cliff Wells; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Wells; and three sisters. Mrs. Eickholt was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Del-Otto Club. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading up to four books per week. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Son Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to St. John's Schools or St. Rita's Hospice.

Norbert A. Fuerst
Feb. 19, 1930 - June 2, 2004
Norbert A. Fuerst, 74, of Delphos, died at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Allen County, to John P. and Elizabeth (Rode) Fuerst. He was united in marriage on July 11, 1951, to Betty Joan, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include four sons, Gordon (Helen) Fuerst of Dayton, Richard (Carole) Fuerst of Minster, Louis (Ann) Fuerst of Findlay and Roger Fuerst of Delphos; three daughters, Judith (James) Looser of Ottoville, Constance (Mark) Buettner of Elida and Elaine (Darren) Abram of Delphos; a brother, Eugene (Dorothy) Fuerst of Lima; a sister, Martha Kramer of Van Wert; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Fuerst of Delphos; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Fuerst; a daughter, Denise Fuerst; a brother, Richard Fuerst and a great-grandson, Nicholas. Mr. Fuerst was employed by New Delphos Manufacturing and The Delphos Herald. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 3035 and Eagles Lodge 471 of Delphos. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, country music and visiting friends. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. today at Harter and Son Funeral Home. Preferred memorials are to St. John's Parish.

Eugene A. Friemoth
Mar. 12, 1918 - June 3, 2004
Eugene A. Friemoth, 86, of Van Wert, died at 8:32 p.m. Thursday at Van Wert County Hospital. He was born March 12, 1918, in Delphos, to Frank and Margaret (Rahrig) Friemoth. On July 23, 1949, he married Dorothy Burley, who survives in Van Wert. Other survivors include three sons, Gary Friemoth of Van Wert, David (Helen) Friemoth of Columbia, S.C., and Bruce (Becky) Friemoth of Rockford; two brothers, Elmer 'Butch' (Helen) Friemoth of Elida and Don (Irene) Friemoth of Van Wert; one granddaughter, Kena King of South Bend, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Friemoth and infant Lewis Friemoth; and two sisters, Rita Kessler and Lucille Allen. Mr. Friemoth retired as supervisor at Borden Foods after 34 years. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, LOOM 1320, Van Wert Bowling League Association and was league secretary for many years. He was also a little league coach in the early 1960s. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed following St. John's football. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Gerald Baker officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or donor's choice.

Hazel E. Rayman
Dec. 25, 1921 - June 3, 2004
Hazel E. Rayman, 82 of Ottoville, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at the Vancrest Health Care Center, Delphos. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Anna, to John and Elizabeth (Morris) Fogt. She married Edward L. Rayman in 1941. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Rayman was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. She was also a 1938 graduate of Buckland High School. Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. (Sara) Rayman of Delphos and Bernard E. 'Ben' (Patricia) Rayman of Van Wert County; a daughter, Charlotte A. (Roger) Ulm of Delphos; a brother, John Fogt of Wapakoneta; two brothers-in-law, Oscar Jones of Florida and William Jones of Lima; sisters-in-law: Alma Gerker of Fort Jennings, Mildred Brinkman of Delphos, Regina (Thomas) Byrne of Celina, Doris (Art) Rellinger of Ottoville and Lucina Rayman of Lima; five grandchildren, Michael Ulm, Roger Ulm II, Jennifer (Randy) Teman, April Rayman, and Amy (Chris) Mercer; and seven great grandchildren, Brooke, Ashley, Andy, Gage, Alex, Avery, and Chris. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester Fogt, Paul Fogt, Ord Fogt; six sisters, Amanda Wierwille, Rowena Hile, Gladys Donivan, Blanche Woods, Esther Jones, and Norabelle Jones, brothers-in-law, Clarence Wierwille, Freeman Hile, Wilbur Donivan, Glen Woods, Ralph Turnwald, Bud Blymyer, Wilfred Gerker, Gilbert Luebrecht, Harold Brinkman, Gus Gerlock, John Metz, and Aloys Rayman; and sisters-in-law: Margaret Turnwald-Blymyer, Agnes Luebrecht, LaDonna Gerlock, and Agatha Metz. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Ottoville. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home in Ottoville. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery or donor's choice.

Norbert A. Fuerst
Feb. 19, 1930 - June 2, 2004
Norbert A. Fuerst, 74, of Delphos, died at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Allen County, to John P. and Elizabeth (Rode) Fuerst. He was united in marriage on July 11, 1951, to Betty Joan Klaus, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include four sons, Gordon (Helen) Fuerst of Dayton, Richard (Carole) Fuerst of Minster, Louis (Ann) Fuerst of Findlay and Roger Fuerst of Delphos; three daughters, Judith (James) Looser of Ottoville, Constance (Mark) Buettner of Elida and Elaine (Darren) Abram of Delphos; a brother, Eugene (Dorothy) Fuerst of Lima; a sister, Martha Kramer of Van Wert; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Fuerst of Delphos; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Fuerst; a daughter, Denise Fuerst; a brother, Richard Fuerst and a great-grandson, Nicholas. Mr. Fuerst was employed by New Delphos Manufacturing and The Delphos Herald. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 3035 and Eagles Lodge 471 of Delphos. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, country music and visiting friends. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where there will be a memorial service by the Delphos Veteran's Council at 7:30 p.m. today and a parish wake at 8:30 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to St. John's Parish.

William B. Dudley
William B. Dudley, 59, of St. Paul, Minn., died June 1. He married Karen Gerdeman, daughter of Elmer and Ida Mae Gerdeman of Columbus. Mr. Dudley was an avid genealogist of the Gerdemen/Reindel families. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, 55104 or the Church of St. Luke, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 55105.

Virginia R. Powell
Oct. 29, 1917 - June 1, 2004
Virginia R. 'Jinny' Powell, 86, of Delphos, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Manor in Findlay. She was born Oct. 29, 1917 to Theodore and Anna (Zurcher) Kramer of Ottoville. On Aug. 9, 1939, she married Charles F. 'Chuck' Powell who died Aug. 17, 1984. Survivors include a son, James (Susan) Powell of Lima; two daughters, Sr. Myriam, S.N.D. (Marylee) of Papua, New Guinea and JoAnn (John) Kuhlman of Findlay; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Leroy Kramer; and five sisters, Viola Rower, Frances Miller, Ruth Buchele, Edna Kramer and Wilma Cason. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. She enjoyed attending polka dances. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the New Guinea Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, 3837 Secor Rd., Toledo, 43623.

Cora K. Sarka
Sept. 22, 1905 - May 30, 2004
Cora K. Sarka, 98, of Spencerville, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville. She was born Sept. 22, 1905, in Allen County, to Henry John and Christina Carolyn (Claus) Sarka. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spencerville Cemetery. There is no visitation. Funeral arrangements are by Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.

Peter Van Loo
June 10, 1931 - May 30, 2004
Peter Van Loo, 72, of Cridersville, died at 12:32 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1931, in the country of Holland, to Peter and Marrigje (Sterk) Van Loo. On Sept. 1, 1956, he married Dinah Kramers, who died July 17, 1996. Survivors include a son, Peter (Nancy Miller) Van Loo Jr. of Fort Jennings; a daughter, Yolanda (Kim) Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings; a sister, Diana (Hostse) Bartlema of Lochem, Holland; and five grandchildren, Kendra, Adam and Katie Von Lehmden and Petey and Dylan Van Loo of Fort Jennings. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Van Loo Unverferth. Mr. Van Loo retired as a millwright from Fort Motor Company. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was a former member of Good Sam's Camping Club. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. in St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Preferred memorials are to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church or donor's choice.

Dorothy H. Miller
May 20, 1916 - May 28, 2004
Dorothy H. Miller, 88, of Delphos, died Friday morning at Vancrest Health Care Center. She was born May 20, 1916, in Lima, to Rufus and Ella (Ritchie) Bowsher. On June 12, 1940, she married the Rev. Maurice 'Gene' Miller, who died Dec. 26, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Maurice (Sandra) Miller and Paul (Cindy) Miller of Delphos; a daughter, Joan (Brent Jr.) Adam of Elida; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and had worked for the telephone company. She was a member of First Christian Union Church and a 1934 graduate of Lima South High School. She was an avid reader. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Ron Drage officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the church.

JoAnn I. Hoskinson
Nov. 6, 1925 - May 28, 2004
JoAnn I. Hoskinson, 78, of Delphos, died Friday morning at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., to Roy E. and Elizabeth (Edward) Fudge. She married Jesse 'Buss' Hoskinson, who preceded her in death in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Larry (Mary Kay) Hoskinson of Dayton, Michael (Kathy) Hoskinson of Waynesfield and Donald Hoskinson of Lima; two daughters, Beaula (Kenneth) Kaverman of Lexington, Ky., and Delores Hensley of Coldwater, Mich.; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Bartley; a brother, Roy E. Fudge Jr.; and two sisters, Ilene Reynolds and Shirley Routson. Mrs. Hoskinson was a nurses aide at American Nursing in Lima. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, needle point and babysitting. There are no services or visitation. Preferred memorials are to Lima Manor Nursing Home.


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