Golda Leota Louth, 89, of Delphos, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2004, at her residence.
She was born September 19, 1914, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Albert and Bertie (Fought) Harpster. On January 30, 1933, she married LeRoy Louth, who died in October 1978.
Mrs. Louth worked as a seamstress for more than 30 years at Lion Clothing and also had worked at the DWG cigar factory and Myers Cleaners. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Delphos and the Order of Eastern Star (50-plus year member). She enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family, always baked a pie or cake on Saturdays and made walker bags and turbans for chemo-therapy patients.
Survivors include a son, Paul R. (Marilyn) Louth of Lima; five daughters, Joan Culp of Delphos, Janice (James) West of Middle Point, Karen (Richard) Fegley of Ohio City, Sandy (Daniel) Von Sossan of Fort Jennings and Bonnie (James) Fuerst of Columbus Grove; one sister, Edna (Paul) Botkins of Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, Harold (Lucille) Harpster of Delphos; 20 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Albert and Gary Louth; a granddaughter, Katie Fegley; one grandson, Bernard Fuerst; a son-in-law, Eugene G. Culp, and one sister, Mildred McKinley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Harter & Schier Memorial Chapel in Delphos, with the Rev. Ron Lumm and Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Saturday, September 4, at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or The Missions.
Louis N. Menser, 71, of 615 William St., Van Wert, died at 6:34 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born October 5, 1932, in St. Charles, Ky., the son of the late Lucian Menser and Myrtle (Swathard) Patterson. On August 8, 1952, he married Patricia Fox, who survives at home.
Mr. Menser retired from Aeroquip Corporation (Eaton) in 1991 after 25 years of service. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 in Van Wert and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy Menser of North Fort Myers, Fla.; one daughter, Sherry (Mike) Variell of Convoy; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
There will be no funeral services nor viewing hours.
Arrangements were made by Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Leonard B. Klausing, 94, of Columbus Grove, died at 7 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
He was born October 29, 1909, in Allen County, the son of the late Anthony John and Myrtle (Askins) Klausing. He first married Grace Lucil Dunlap, who died September 13, 1971. He then married Ida Nickerson, who died in 1985, and Elenor K. Munsil, who died in 2002.
Mr. Klausing farmed his entire life. He was a 1927 graduate of Delphos St. John's High School.
Survivors include a son, Jack (Carolyn) Klausing of Columbus Grove; two daughters, Janice Price of Sabation, Fla., and Ann Lamers of Coopersville, Mich.; one sister, Ethel M. Clark of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Kim (Jim) Kincaid, Cynthia (Robert) Hicks, Julie (Jason) Allen, James (Angela) Klausing, Tom Allen (Ginger) Price, David (Donna) Price, Karen (Dennis) Bockrath, Susan (Grant) Brosseau, Jennifer (Josh) McConnon, Methan (Ken) Hershberger and Allison Lamers; 24 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Nomina.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Tony Borgia officiating. Burial will be in Carmen Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 3 that afternoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Fort Jennings Church.
James J. "Coop" Cooper, 58, formerly of 901 E. Sycamore St., Van Wert, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2004, at 8875 Garwick Road, Celina.
He was born October 4, 1945, in Oak Hill, the son of the late George and Erma (Lauderbach) Cooper.
Mr. Cooper had worked at Huffy's in Celina for more than 20 years and recently had worked for Elmco Engineering in Van Wert in machine repair. He was a member of the Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Moose. He was a graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School.
Survivors include two sons, Mike (Cynthia) Cooper of Cincinnati and Wayne (Shannon) Cooper of Celina; a daughter, Tammy (Rob) Trenshaw of Milford, Ind.; one sister, Marsha Thompson of Oak Hill, and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Gaylord and Joe Cooper.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery in Jackson County.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Velva E. Deitsch Goubeau, 90, of Mendon, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2004, at her residence.
She was born July 6, 1914, in Mercer County, the daughter of the late Henry William and Rachel Ethel (Runkel) Deitsch. On March 31, 1934, she married Jesse C. Goubeau, who died March 31, 1993.
Mrs. Goubeau was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in St. Marys with 23 years of service. She was a member of the Ross Church of the Brethren in Union Township, Mercer County.
Survivors include a son, William H. (Patricia) Goubeau of St. Marys; one daughter, Loveda Gentner of Xenia; four brothers, Gene (Clair) Deitsch of West Bend, Wis., Ralph (Willa) Deitsch of Versailles, Carl (Delores) Deitsch of Celina and John (Rosemary) Deitsch of Rockford; a sister-in-law, Nora Deitsch of Celina; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six sisters, Ida Ruth Young, Mary Colson, Mabel Denney, Iva Mong, Dorothy Larie and Mildred Mentzer, and three brothers, Andrew, Gerald and Lloyd Deitsch.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 23, at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home in Mendon, the Rev. Glenn Masser of Ross Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses/Hospice, 816 Pro Drive, Celina, OH 45822.
Katharine Louise (Black) Gunsett, 85, of Van Wert, died at 6:10 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2004, at her residence.
She was born October 17, 1918, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel (Craft) Black. On November 14, 1942, she married Harry M. Gunsett, who died February 19, 2002.
Mrs. Gunsett was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert. She graduated from Van Wert High School and also attended Giffin College in Van Wert. She was a member of the Van Wert Woman's Club, Twig IV, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star, Willow Bend Country Club, Gardeners of Van Wert County (formerly the Van Wert Men's Garden Club) and the Van Wert County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Survivors include two sons, David (Linda) Gunsett of Decatur, Ind., and Daniel (Regina) Gunsett of Columbus; two daughters, Kathleen (Stephen) Dibert of Lima and Kristen (Daniel) Winn of Auburn, Ind.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Black, and one sister, Margaret Gilliland.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 27, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, N.C., 2201 Fort Fisher Blvd., South Kure Beach, NC 28449.
Online condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Anna H. Vondran, 89, of Delphos, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2004, at her daughter's residence in Delphos.
She was born June 11, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Nauman) Crede. She was married to John M. "Mickey" Vondran, who died November 28, 1991.
Mrs. Vondran co-owned and operated Mickey's Drive-In Cleaners for 30 years. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Delphos, the American Legion Auxiliary in Delphos and was a charter member of the Ladies Club (formerly Delphos Lionesses). She also belonged to the Elks Auxiliary in Van Wert. She enjoyed spending her time at her cottage in Michigan.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly (Dale) Derrow of Delphos; one sister, Lillian Halter of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Julie (Doug) Fitch, Kathy (Steve) Vorst, Shelly (Fred) Hasting and Cindy (Kevin) Weitzel, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Harold and Harry Crede Jr., and a sister, Laomi Crede.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 27, at Harter & Schier Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. William Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. Sunday, September 26, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Delphos Hospice.