Franklin D. "Frank" Stripe, 70, of 500 Center St., Van Wert, died at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 5, 1933, in Van Wert, the son of the late Grover and Louise (Crowe) Stripe. On March 13, 1954, he married Martha B. Parsons, who survives at home.
Mr. Stripe retired from Kennedy Manufacturing Company in 1994, after 32 years of service. He attended Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Franklin D. (Debra) Stripe Jr. of Bellefontaine and Richard D. Stripe, Marvin W. Stripe and Jeff (Susie) Stripe, all of Van Wert; a sister, Bonnie L. (Terry) Dienstberger of Delphos; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Grover Stripe, Richard Stripe and Robert Stripe; two half-brothers, Eugene Stripe and John Paige Stripe; two sisters, Catherine Conley and Betty B. Kline; two half-sisters, Margaret Browning and Marjorie Paskowski, and two granddaughters, Teala Nichole Stripe and Stacy Marie Stripe.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 29, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Neil Hammons officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 28, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Raymond L. Cross Sr., 69, of Delphos, died at 7:36 p.m. Thursday, November 27, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born January 27, 1934, in Lima, the son of the late Sanford E. and Anna Marie (Thies) Cross. He married Wilner Dease, who died November 4, 1992.
Mr. Cross owned and operated a cross wrecking firm for 46 years. He attended Bethel Mennonite Church. He loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include three sons, Raymond (Judith) Cross Jr. and Timmy (Kim) Cross, both of Delphos, and Mark Cross of Indiana; a daughter, Rose Sloan of Van Wert; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Chucky and Randy Cross; three brothers, Richard, Sanford Jr. and Art Cross, and two sisters, Marcille Eccard and Margaret Cross.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 1, at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, November 29, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 30, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Cross to a charity of donor's choice.
Leland B. "Lee" Young, 91, of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of Celina, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, at his residence.
He was born March 31, 1912, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Soloman and Emma (Mace) Young. On March 25, 1938, he married Ruth Lura Goodnick, who died January 9, 2000.
Mr. Young retired from Celina Financial Corporation as insurance inspector. He also was manager of the Celina A&P Grocery and he and his wife were former newspaper carriers for The Lima News. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina, former treasurer of Celina Evangelical United Brethren Church, former officer and trustee of the Mercer County Sportsmen's Association and a member of Woodmen of the World. He was a graduate of Union High School in Van Wert County and Fort Wayne Business College.
Survivors include a son, Gary (Carol) Young of Celina; one daughter, Joyce Toler of Celina; a sister-in-law, Leota "Mae" Young of Van Wert; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Dee Young; one brother, Forrest Young; two sisters, Cleo Green and Berdinia Shaw, and a granddaughter, Angie Young.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, and an hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Young to the Otterbein Benevolent Fund.
Funeral arrangements were made by W.H. Dick & Son Funeral Home in Celina.
Evelyn J. Schulte, 73, of Delphos, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born January 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Chester and Bernice (Groff) Harden. She first married Harlan Zeigler, who died in November 1969. On March 26, 1981, she married Henry Z. "Bud" Schulte, who survives in Delphos.
Mrs. Schulte was a cashier at a Hitchcock & Turner grocery store and later a homemaker. She was a member of Christian United Methodist Church in Continental and was a graduate of Continental High School. She enjoyed her grandchildren, quilting, bird watching and polka dancing.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Terry (Janice) Zeigler of Byron, Ill.; one daughter, Linda (DeWayne) Troyer of Continental; a sister, Doris Jones of Continental; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma Mulberry, Betty Funk and Ruth Oglesbee, and a brother, Bob Harden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 4, at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. Greg Wack officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery in Continental.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
David E. Dundas, 73, of Ottoville, died at 8:02 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born August 31, 1930, in Santa Barbara, Calif., the son of the late Edwin and Beatrice (Danton) Dundas. He married Beatrice Utrup, who survives in Ottoville.
Mr. Dundas retired from the village of Ottoville as a maintenance man. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3740 in Ottoville and American Legion Post 715 in Fort Jennings and was a World War II Cooties' Club member. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Keith (Angie) Dundas of Van Wert; two daughters, Lisa (Rich) Litchfield and Tonya (Dan) Port, both of Indiana; one sister, Francis Huffer of Belton, Texas; three grandchildren, Brittanie, Kimberly and Jordan Dundas, and three stepgrandchidlren, Tori, Brendon and Devin Beebe.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan Collins and Barbara Estep, and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be conducted.
There will be private visitation as well.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Dundas to the American Heart Association.
Richard Rogaski, 51, of Fort Jennings, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2003, at his residence.
He was born August 28, 1952, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the son of the late Narcissus and Edna (Werner) Rogaski.
Mr. Rogaski was a supervisor at Buckeye Pipe Line and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He liked drag racing.
Survivors include a son, Richard Rogaski Jr. of Delaware; one daughter, Corinne Rogaski of Delaware; a sister, Sandra (Bob) Hearn of Australia, and his fiance, Theresa Howard.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, at St. John the Evangelistic Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 4, at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 8:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Rogaski to the Gerad Cancer Center.
Otis A. "Jack" Moyer, 96, of Van Wert, died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born July 10, 1907, in Shawnee Township, Allen County, the son of the late Ray and Leta (Crites) Moyer. On November 17, 1935, he married Evelyn Arnold, who died February 25, 2002.
Mr. Moyer retired as assistant treasurer of Central Mutual Insurance Company in Van Wert. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, and was a very active volunteer at the Hospital Thrift Shop.
Survivors include a son, Stephen (Joyce) Moyer of Hartford City, Ind.; a granddaughter, Trudy Ludwig; two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Jessica Ludwig, and a nephew, Philip Jones of Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Private funeral services were held, with the Rev. Dr. Edward Jillson officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Moyer to First Presbyterian Church.