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Richard Winkelman
Dec. 19, 1923 - Nov. 23, 2004
Richard John Winkelman, 80, of Ottoville, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Delphos. He was born Dec. 19, 1923 in Toledo, and came to live in Ottoville in 1926 with his aunts, Mayme, Rose, Alma, Susie and his Uncle Albert. Mr. Winkelman taught history and biology for 25 years at Kalida High School, Coldwater High School and Northwood High School in Toledo. He also taught library science and served as director of the map department at the University of Toledo until he retired in 1967. He was a graduate of Ottoville High School, Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and served on the church cemetery board. He was a member of the Putnam County Teachers Association and State Retired Teachers Association and served on the Ottoville Local Schools Board of Education. He loved the opera, ballet and was a self-taught classical pianist. He memorized scores of multiple Broadway musicals and could play without sheet music. He was also a scholar of Catholic Church history and was noted for his knowledge of the popes and his ability to convey correct Cannon Law and history to those in error. He could also recite the entire lineage of the Royal Family in England. Because of his love of his home community, he made available his family's farm, which became the location for the first factories in Ottoville. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be at 6 p.m. Friday. Preferred memorials are to St. Mary Cemetery Board or Angels for Animals.

Paul Lehmkuhle Jr.
Oct. 4, 1962 - Nov. 22, 2004
Paul F. Lehmkuhle Jr., 42, of Lima, died at 2:46 a.m. Monday at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1962 in Lima, to Paul F. and Patti E. (Kimmel) Lehmkuhle Sr. His father survives in Fort Jennings and his mother, Patti Martin, survives in Lima. Also surviving are eight siblings, Penny Watkins, Pam (Jim) Geckle, Irene Lehmkuhle and Kay (Rodney) Prine of Lima, Paula (Don) Cox of Columbus, David (Melinda) Lehmkuhle, JoEllen (Jim Benjamin) Gross of Findlay and Bill J Lehmkuhle of Elida; and paternal grandmother, Ruth Vincent of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by grandparents John P. and Mary Lou Lehmkuhle and Margaret and Pete Kimmel. Mr. Lehmkuhle was a machinist repairman for Pain Enterprises in Lima. He was a 1981 graduate of Elida High School and an FFA member. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Delphos. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Friday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos, where a parish wake will be at 4 p.m. Preferred memorials are to donor's choice.

Pauline Augsburger
May 20, 1921 - Nov. 22, 2004
Pauline M. Augsburger, 83, of Bluffton, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born May 20, 1921, in Sapulpa, Okla., to Otto and Della (Hartman) Showalter. On April 9, 1939, she married Denver R. Augsburger, who died Oct. 28, 2001. Survivors include a son, Roger (Linda) Augsburger of Bluffton; a daughter, Anita (Larry) Topp of Delphos; 6 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Showalter. Mrs. Augsburger retired in 1982 from Triplett Corp. in Bluffton. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Bluffton, and its Ladies Circle. She was also a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens, Garden Club, American Legion Post 382 Auxiliary and Sportsman Club. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton, the Rev. Judith Huber and Chaplain William Herr officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to St. John United Church of Christ or Mennonite Memorial Home.

Hilda A. Stechschulte
Dec. 12, 1911 - Nov. 21, 2004
Hilda A. Stechschulte, 92, of Kalida, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Delphos. She was born Dec. 12, 1911, in Kalida, to John and Bernadina (Schroeder) Morman. On Aug. 12, 1947, she married Stanley Stechschulte, who died July 20, 1988. Survivors include four sisters, Gertrude Drerup, Martha Ricker and Frances Schroeder of Delphos, and Rita Knoll of Fort Jennings; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Norbert, Edwin, James and Elmer Morman; and three sisters, Bertha, Mary and Bernadetta Morman. Mrs. Stechschulte was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Michael Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.

Elmer 'Ted' W. Martz
April 3, 1912 - Nov. 19, 2004
Elmer 'Ted' W. Martz, 92, of Ottoville, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Delphos. He was born April 3, 1912, in Delphos, to John and Josephine (Wahmhoff) Martz. On July 25, 1940, he married Armella Thines, who survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Carolyn (Eugene) Nartker of Kalida, Marilyn (Robert) Hoffman and Darlene (William) Maenle of Ottoville and Janice (Denis) Niedert of Fort Jennings; two sisters, Helen Pohlman of Delphos and Rita Goergens of Cloverdale; two daughters-in-law, Nancy (Virgil) Hohlbein of Ottoville and Rosie (James) Schwinnen of Landeck; 20 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Elmer J. and John J. Martz; two brothers, Cornell and Raymond Martz; and a sister, Lucille Wiechart. Mr. Martz was a clerk for Monterey Township, owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn for 45 years and drove a school bus for 22 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Holy Name Society and was a Eucharistic minister. He was also a member of the Commercial Club, Ottoville, and had been a village councilman for 12 years. He and his wife visited residents in area nursing homes. He was the Delphos Herald Tri-County Man of the Year in 1995. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Ottoville, where a parish wake will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to St. Rita's Hospice, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or St. Mary Cemetery.

Gertrude G. Schwertner
Oct. 20, 1910 - Nov. 16, 2004
Gertrude G. Schwertner, 94, of Delphos, died Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. at Sarah Jane Living Center, Delphos. She was born Oct. 20, 1910 in Rushmore, to Joseph and Dorathea (Pahl) Bauman. She married Clarence Lause, who died in 1946. She then married Lawrence Schwertner, who died in 1979. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Ann (Paul) Metzger of Delphos; three sisters, Rose Schwegler of Boca Raton, Fla., Alvera (Dale) Sakemiller of Rimer and Vicki Allen of Fort Wayne; a brother, Al Bauman of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Sharon (Tony) Closson, Tim Metzger and Annette Youngpeter; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Bauman and Elmer Bauman; and two sisters, Marcella Bauman and Hilda Scherman. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Delphos Eagles Auxiliary and Delphos American Legion. She liked to play cards and spending time with her great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John's Teacher Endowment Fund.

Leonard Maloney
Jan. 9, 1934 - Nov. 14, 2004
Leonard 'Dick' Maloney, 70, of Delphos, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Allen County, to Leonard and Alice (Helt) Maloney. On Nov. 19, 1955, he married Donna Jean Wollet, who survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Cathy (Paul) Harris of Lima; Karen (Barry) Shilling of Elida and Alice (Donald) Gamble, Donna (Rick) Bonds , Elizabeth (Ken) Utrup and Mary (Tom) Goergens of Delphos; a brother, Daniel (Mary) Maloney of Connersville, Ind.; a sister, Elizabeth Schmelzer of Delphos; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Gengler; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael (Helen) Maloney; and a great-granddaughter, Gracie McClure. Mr. Maloney was a maintenance supervisor at Ford Motor Company, Lima, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Bishop Neumann Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, where the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and a parish wake will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Martha T. Kramer
Aug. 8, 1919 - Nov. 12, 2004
Martha T. Kramer, 85, of Van Wert, formerly of Delphos, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday at her son's residence in Van Wert. She was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Lima, to John and Elizabeth (Rose) Fuerst. Survivors include three sons, Robert (Pat) Kramer of Delphos and Donald (Dawn) Kramer and Larry Kramer of Van Wert; a daughter, Joyce (Craig) Mumaw of Delphos; a brother, Eugene Fuerst of Lima; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and Charles Kramer; and two brothers, Richard and Norbert Fuerst. Mrs. Kramer was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She loved meeting with family and friends and enjoyed bingo. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to Van Wert County Hospice.

Oscar Kerner
Jan. 13, 1917 - Nov. 10, 2004
Oscar Kerner, 87, of Kalida, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Kalida, to Edward and Anna (Rieman) Kerner. On June, 3, 1944, he married Evangeline Wannemacher, who died July 24, 1987. Survivors include two sons, Ed (Karen) Kerner and Dennis (Diana) Kerner of Kalida; five daughters, Dianna (Dennis) Kehres, Alice (Scott) Cygan and Lois (Henry) Gerding of Kalida, Janet (Carl) Altman of Leipsic and Karen (Tom) Hilvers of Ottoville; a brother, Cletus Kerner of Kalida; two sisters, Marcella Kerner and Theresa Erhart of Kalida; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Mr. Kerner retired in 1980 from Holtkamp-Fortman Hardware in Kalida. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society; a charter member of the Red Cross Civil Defense, Kalida Lions Club, Kalida Knights of Columbus, the Kalida EMS and the Kalida Boy Scouts, serving as the first scoutmaster. He was a volunteer fireman from 1944 to 1987 on the Kalida Fire Department, where he was assistant chief for three years and an honorary fireman from 1987 to the present. He was also instrumental in establishing the Kalida ball park and served on the town council, was village clerk and received the 2001 Distinguished Community Service Award. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with graveside rites conducted by the Putnam County Honor Guard. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and a Kalida Firemen's service will be at 6 p.m. and K of C Rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to St. Rita's Hospice or St. Michael's Endowment.

Lennie Alice Carmean
Feb. 9, 1906 - Nov. 7, 2004
Lennie Alice (King) Carmean, 98, of Delphos, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday at Vancrest Heath Care Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1906, in Evansville, Ind., to William John and Alice L. (Landpher) King. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Gallo of Toledo; two grandchildren, Nancy (Carl) Whitaker and Don Gallo; two great-grandchildren, Bernadette and Kristofer Gallo; their mother, Teresa Gallo; a niece, Margaret Adams; two great-nieces, Karen (Joe) Ulm and Judy (Carroll) Williams; a great-nephew, Jack Adams; and many great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Carmean; a daughter Normadean Carmean; a brother, Otto King; and a sister, Loena Baker. Mrs. King worked at the Lima Public Library for 17 years and also at Silver Star Bakery in Lima. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Delphos. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Dan Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Crypt. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the church or Lima Public Library.

Bernard B. Teman
March 6, 1918-Nov. 6, 2004
Bernard B. Teman, 86, of Delphos, died at 9:52 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1918, to Benjamin G. and Mary E. (Goings) Teman. On July 7, 1936, he married Velma Diltz, who died Jan. 17, 2000. Survivors include a daughter, LaDonna (Tom) Warnement of Fort Jennings; four sons, Richard (Glenda) Teman of Michigan and Larry (Mary) Teman, Rodney (Brenda) Teman and Carroll (Lisa) Teman of Delphos; a sister, Virginia McKee of Delphos; two brothers, William (Eileen) Teman and Winfred (Eugenia) Teman of Delphos; two sisters-in-law, Lou Ella Diltz Teman and Laurietta Kohorst; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleo and Eugene Teman; and a sister, Ruth M. Ulm. Mr. Teman retired from Clark Equipment. He was a member of the Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 and the Coon and Sportsmen Club. He was a Navy Seabee and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.

Edna M. Craft
April 23, 1910 - Nov. 3, 2004
Edna M. Craft, 94, formerly of Spencerville, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Orlando, Fla. She was born April 23, 1910, near Spencerville, to Charles William and Della Frances (Bowers) Crider. On March 13, 1929, she married Clarence C. Craft, who died June 29, 2001. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery near Converse. Friends may call form 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Monticello Church or Hospice of the Comforter, in care of the funeral home.

Adelia 'Dee' Westrich
May 25, 1911 - Nov. 2, 2004
Adelia 'Dee' Westrich, 93, of Delphos, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1911, in Ottawa, to Joseph and Odessa (Irwin) Wehinger. On Oct. 31, 1940, she married Melvin F. Westrich, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2002. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Gerdenich of Aspen, Colo., Dee Ann (Dennis) Lause of Riverside, Calif., and Kay (Mark) Rasmus of Maumee; a son: Jack (Jane) Westrich of Delphos; eight grandchildren: Mat Gerdenich, Wendy Gerdenich Schrepferman, Julie Lause, Brian Lause, Alison Rasmus, Markus Rasmus, Colin Westrich and Corey Westrich-Grothaus; seven great-grandchildren, Claire Gerdenich, Annie Gerdenich, Will Schrepferman, Brady Grothaus, Jack Schrepferman, Landen Grothaus, and Grace Gerdenich; a special friend, Alene Grothouse; and sisters-in-law: Maneta Heck of Germfark, Mich., and Eunice Westrich of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cecelia Rooselit and Glena Fry. She was co-founder, owner and 'The Boss' of Westrich Furniture in Delphos. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos Country Club and the Green Thumb Garden Club, serving as president in 1952. She was a great mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-8 p.m. Friday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos, where there will be a parish wake at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. John's Catholic Schools, or to the charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to recognize all of Dee's caregivers at Vancrest Health Care and Assisted Living Center.

Raymond E. Bear
Sept. 30, 1921-Oct. 31, 2004
Raymond E. Bear, 83, of Delphos, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Jackson Township, Van Wert County, to Oscar W. and Gwen A. (Evans) Bear. On July 17, 1943, he married Glennadine M. Bear, who survives in Delphos. Survivors also include a son, Steven (Robin) Bear of Delphos; a daughter, Patty Stant of Lima; three grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Hetrick; and a brother, John Bear. Mr. Bear retired after 20 years from E&R Trailer Sales and Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and enjoyed fishing and toy trains. Private services will be held with the Rev. Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. There is no visitation. Preferred memorials are to Channel 44.

Anna Marie Reindel
Jan. 30, 1931 - Oct. 29, 2004
Anna Marie Reindel, 73, of Kalida, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1931 in Cloverdale, to Charles and Veronica (Stretker) Burgei. On June 16, 1951, she married Eugene Reindel, who survives in Kalida. Other survivors include a son, Carl (JoAnn) Reindel of Kalida; six daughters, Erma (John) Schnipke and Donna (Dennis) Ellerbrock of Cloverdale, Janet (Stan) Winkle, Mary (Fred) Heitmeyer and Angie (Roger) Westbeld of Kalida, and Ruth (Ray) Wagner of Continental; two brothers, Vincent Burgei of Cloverdale and Oscar (Betty) Burgei of Glandorf; two sisters, Sr. Ermelinda Burgei, C.PP.S., of Maria Stein and Rita Wannemacher of Cloverdale; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Bob and Cletus Burgei; and a sister, Clocinda Knippen. Mrs. Reindel retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ottawa Eagles Auxiliary. Mass of Christian burial was at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Scott Kramer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials are to donor's choice.

Lola C. Leis
Aug. 28, 1908 - Oct. 29, 2004
Lola C. Leis, 96, of rural Spencerville, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1908 in Spencer Township, Allen County, to Joseph and Effie (Martin) Strohl. On Dec. 20, 1927, she married Harman Leis, who died Dec. 19, 1988. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Leis of Spencerville; a daughter, Delores (Thomas) Winters of Marysville; two daughters-in-law, Jan Leis and Jeanne Leis of Spencerville; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, James L. and Bernard L. Leis; an infant brother, Joseph Strohl; and six sisters, Helen Prine, Hildreth Carnahan, Carrie Combs, Evelyn McKinley Christ, Mabel Strohl and Vivian Knutzen. Mrs. Leis worked at Westinghouse Electric during World War II and did tailoring and alterations from her home. She was a member of Spencerville United Church of Christ, where she had been in the Tuckabache Class and was Sunday School Superintendent. She was also a member of the Northwestern Ohio Field and Stream Association and Spencerville Grange 2424. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spencerville United Church of Christ, the Rev. Ronald Shifley officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the United Church of Christ Music Fund.

Bonnie Sealscott
March 31, 1927 - Oct. 29, 2004
Bonnie Sealscott, 77, of Van Wert, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert. She was born on March 31, 1927, in Hoaglin Township, Van Wert County, to Clarence Emery and Almeda Amelia Elizabeth (Hoffer) Baker. On Dec. 25, 1945, she married Lester Christian Sealscott, who died Sept. 3, 1996. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant Church, rural Van Wert, the Revs. Phil Mercer and Neil Hammons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. Preferred memorials are to Community Health Professionals or the American Cancer Society.

Miriam Steinebrugge
Jan. 9, 1930 - Oct. 29, 2004
Miriam F. McCune Steinebrugge, 74, of Spencerville, died at 10:19 a.m. Friday at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Kossuth, to Albert and Hazel (Gross) Haller. On July 31, 1949, she married Robert E. McCune, who died March 2, 1962. On July 19, 1968, she married Donald L. Steinebrugge, who survives. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, Pastor Raymond S. Daniel Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will begin at 9 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or the Kossuth-Zion United Methodist Church.

John A. Ricker
June 8, 1939 - Oct. 28, 2004
John Anthony Ricker, 65, of Ottoville, died Thursday, at his residence in Ottoville. He was born June 8, 1939, in Putnam County, to John H. and Velma C. Hohlbein who are both deceased. On August 13, 1960, he married Jane Marie Pohlman, who died Dec. 3, 2000. Mr. Ricker retired in 2004
from D.T.R. in Bluffton as a plant utilities director. He was a certified boiler mechanic. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, where he was active in the church choir; was a former volunteer firefighter and E.M.T. for Ottoville; was past president of the Ottoville Jaycees and had held various other offices in the Jaycees; was a veteran in the U.S. Army and a member of V.F.W. Post 3740, F.O.E. 471, Delphos. He was fond of music and a member of several bands. Surviving include four children, Michael Anthony (Lisa) Ricker of Ottoville, Stephen Louis (Lisa) Ricker of Ottawa Hills, Lisa Marie (Scott) Wilkins of Cloverdale and Nathan John (Gina) Ricker of Columbus; a son-in-law, Mark Kimmet of Sylvania; a sister, Arlene A. (Robert) Kortokrax of Ottoville; 15 grandchildren; and a dear friend, Bonnie Ickes of Middle Point. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Marie Kimmet. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville, with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post 3740. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Ottoville, where a parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.


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