Vera L. Busch, 87, of Van Wert, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born May 3, 1917, in South Dakota, the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara Constance (Paulson) Aaker. In 1938, she married Marvin Houg, who died in 1978. She then married Edgar Busch in 1983 and he survives in Van Wert.
Mrs. Busch was a retired part owner and co-founder of Bebout & Houg Roofing and Siding in Van Wert. She was also officer manager for Bagley Builder's Supply in Van Wert for 22 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Van Wert and the Women's Guild of the church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gary (Jane) Houg of Van Wert; one daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Bebout of Van Wert; two stepchildren, Charles (Gail) Busch of Buford, Ga., and Nina (Charles) Harris of Mt. Victory; two sisters, Mavis (Norris) Larson of Jasper, Minn., and Marlys (Emery) Braa of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren, Stephanie Stalmah, Trevor and Jason Bebout and Erik, Adam and Ben Houg; four stepgrandchildren, Bryan Busch, Erin Krut, Kristen Harris and Ben Davis; four great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Virgil Aaker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 28, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Lance O'Donnell officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert and an hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Hubert B. Calvelage, 90, of Delphos, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born January 14, 1915, in Fort Jennings, the son of the late Rudolph and Laura (Rekart) Calvelage. On January 27, 1943, he married Marguerite Rinklin, who died October 16, 2002.
Mr. Calvelage was a self-employed CPA. He served as a director of The Commercial Bank for 34 years and was on the Board of Directors of the Elevator Mutual from 1956-1984. He was a lifetime member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos and the Delphos Country Club. He also belonged to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bradenton, Fla. He had served as a major in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 during World War II, was very proud of each and every one of his family and loved boating, woodworking and golf. His first hole-in-one was at the age of 79.
Survivors include a son, James (Phyllis "Phud") Calvelage of Delphos; three daughters, Barbara (Bob) Foust of Findlay, Michele (David) Wittler of Delphos and Julie (Glenn) Bertling of Lima; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Maag; two sisters, Cecile Helmkamp and Stasia Huston, and a brother, Harold Calvelage.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 28, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Bill Rose officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Delphos, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 8 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Playground Fund.
Parie Lee (Partin) Haines, 91, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 26, 2006, at The Laurels of Worthington in Worthington following a nine-year struggle with rheumatoid arthritis and some injuries sustained from a recent fall.
She was born January 24, 1914, near Pineville, Ky., the daughter of the late William and Dora (Simpson) Partin. The family moved to Van Wert in 1923. He married Harold Herman Haines, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Haines worked in Van Wert at Continental Can Company, the Court Restaurant and National Seal Corporation. She deeply adored her grandchildren and moved to the Columbus area to be of help in times of crisis and to see them on a regular basis. She also loved her personal assistant, Debbie vonEckartsberg, who cared for her for nine years with love and dedication.
Survivors include a son, Donald R. (Karen McGreevy) Haines; a former daughter-in-law, Katherine Lisle Haines; three brothers-in-law, Leo and Deo Haines and Dan Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Lela Partin and Shirley Partin; two grandsons, Bradford Lisle Haines and David Michael (Sheila) Haines; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Emily Haines; three nephews, William Agler, Freddie Wyandt and Steve Preston; three nieces, Marsha Langmeyer, Cheryl Gorman and Vickie Timson, and a grandnephew, Brian Timson.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sanel Partin, Olive Agler, John Robert Partin, Cecil Partin, Sue Preston and Gladys Anderson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Douglas Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, January 30, and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Jessica N. Moore, 18, of Middle Point, died at 8:07 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2005.
Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Preferred memorials are for the Middle Point United Methodist Church.
Elaine Fahn, 66, of Marina Del Ray, Calif., died at 9 a.m. Sunday, January 30, 2005, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif.
She was born July 6, 1938, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Clayton L. and Floella (Weyer) Mericle. She married James J. Fahn, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fahn was a self-employed accountant and enjoyed sports, artwork, music and fine arts.
Survivors include two sisters, Hilda Springer of Van Wert and Nancy Lundin of Dacula, Ga., several nieces, nephews, cousins and Robert Cannon.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Grenfall, Braxen and Charles Mericle, and one sister, Susan Van Ide.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 12, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
Calling hours are from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Katharine McPherson Price, 97, of 114 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born January 6, 1907, in rural Lewiston, the daughter of the late Martin Christopher and Emmabelle (Puterbaugh) Spitler. On December 13, 1927, she married George Aaron McPherson, who died March 6, 1951. In 1961, she married Russel B. Price, who died November 17, 1975.
Mrs. Price worked at Van Wert Manufacturing, then later retired from Teleflex Corporation. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Van Wert. She loved her home, her flowers, dogs and horses.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Steptoe of Ohio City; one sister-in-law, Louise (Edward) Campbell of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Cheryl (Dennis) Miller and Bruce Army, both of Van Wert; Lynn (Pat) Army of Venedocia and Mickey (Kelly) McConahay of rural Ohio City; 11 great-grandchildren, Matt Miller of Columbus, Jason Miller of Missouri, Megan Miller of Muldova, Mandy (Adam) Reardon of Sandusky, Chelsea Army, Josh Army, Zachary Army and Bethany Army, all of Venedocia, Martin McConahay, Casey McConahay and Shea Lyn McConahay, all of Ohio City, and her beloved dog, Barney.
She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Walter Hull, and a stepsister, Rhea Norviel.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, at Huntsville Cemetery, with the Rev. Bryan Meadows of Huntsville United Methodist Church officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Gertrude Elizabeth (Muntzinger) Friedly, 85, formerly of Convoy, entered the home of her Heavenly Father at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005. She had been in the loving hands of Convoy Care Center.
She was born May 2, 1919, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Dowler) Muntzinger. On October 30, 1955, she married Clarence L. Friedly, who died November 13, 1987.
Mrs. Friedly was a homemaker and also helped her husband run a seed cleaning business outside of Convoy on their farm. She was one of the last classes to be confirmed in German at the former St. John's Lutheran Church on April 9, 1933. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy and had been an organist at St. John's, St. Paul's and then Redeemer Lutheran. She was a supporter of the Van Wert Civic Theatre.
Survivors include nieces, nephews, close friends and the staff at Convoy Care Center.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Muntzinger, and one sister, Norma Etzler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, the Rev. Michael Saylor officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Stainfield Memorial Home in Convoy.