Alvin E. Waldron, 89, of 1186 Nanette Lane, Van Wert, died at 3:02 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born March 6, 1914, in Scott, the son of the late Calvin and Goldie (Place) Waldron. On August 15, 1936, he married Hope Wilson, who survives at home.
Mr. Waldron was a farmer in Paulding County for 45 years, retiring in 1994, and formerly worked for Eisenhauer Manufacturing in Van Wert. He attended First Baptist Church in Van Wert and was a member of the Ohio Farmers Union and Ohio Farm Bureau.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alvin W. (Marilyn) Waldron of Convoy; one daughter, Corinne (Bruce) Fisher of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Velma Hancher of Peoria, Ill., and Bertha Debacher of Van Wert; four grandchildren, David Waldron, Cynthia Cramer, Joel Fisher and April Ragan, and seven great-grandchildren, Gregory Cramer, Sarah Waldron, Hope Ragan, Ellis Ragan, Katie Ragan, Luke Ragan and Patience Fisher.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dennis Waldron, in 1960; five brothers, Merle, Harold, Arthur, Earl and Gerald Waldron; a sister, Betty Laukhuf, and one granddaughter, Heather Fisher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Van Wert, with Pastor Steve A. Robinson officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Waldron to First Baptist Church in Van Wert.
Caroline D. Hertel, 72, of Van Wert, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2003, at her residence.
She was born May 21, 1931, in Paulding, the daughter of the late George and Opal (Ansley) Brown. On April 23, 1948, she married Wallace H. Hertel, who died January 9, 1986.
Mrs. Hertel retired from the J.C. Penney Company after 36 years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert and was a volunteer with the Van Wert Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 178 of Van Wert and was a charter member of the Van Wert Chapter of the Red Hat Club.
Survivors include a son, Gary L. (Lori) Hertel of Van Wert; two daughters, Deb (Rob) Adams of Van Wert and Pamm (Roger) Kill of Venedocia; a stepsister, Anne Wells of Van Wert; seven grandchildren, Eric N. Hertel of Indianapolis, Ind., Aaron L. Hertel of Van Wert, Rebecca Adams of Van Wert, Elizabeth Adams of Van Wert, Robbie Adams of Van Wert, Frank Kill of Venedocia and Travis Kill of Venedocia; two stepgrandsons, Luke Shaffer and Logan Shaffer, both of Van Wert, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery in Haviland.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert and an hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made on behalf of Mrs. Hertel to the Van Wert Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Sanjuana R. "Jane" Stetler, 54, of 635 Center St., Van Wert, died at 3:07 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born May 29, 1949, in Hondo, Texas, the daughter of the late Leandro and Gregoria (Rodriguez) Martinez. On January 20, 1968, she married Dale G. Stetler, who survives at home.
Mrs. Stetler had formerly worked as a cook at the "I Don't Care" Grille and Country Kitchen restaurant in Van Wert. She attended Christian Life Center in Van Wert.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Dale G. (Deb) Stetler Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one daughter, Sondra (Pervis) Whitt of Van Wert; six brothers, Rodrigo Martinez, Joe (Connie) Martinez, John (Mary) Pissarro and Rito (Maria) Martinez, all of Van Wert. Fred (Ann) Martinez of Convoy and Lee (Beverly) Martinez of Racine, Wis.; three sisters, Carol Diaz of Van Wert; Maria (Raymond) Casarez of Mississippi and Esperanza (Jake) Valesquez of Puerto Rico, and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Martinez, and one sister, Guadalupe Martinez.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Scott Fleming officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Albert J. Louth, 89, of Delphos, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
He was born November 2, 1913, in Delphos, the son of the late Carl and Bertha (Stopher) Louth.
Mr. Louth worked in sales at Lions, Greggs, Hofeller, Hiatt & Clark, retiring in August 2003. He was a graduate of Delphos St. John's High School and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035. He belonged to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a World War II veteran and served in Tunisia, Sicily, Rome-Arno, southern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the Bronze Star medal with six Oak Leaf clusters.
He is survived by three nephews, Phil (Carolyn) Stump and Dennis (Kathy) Stump, both of Lima, and John (Janice) Louth of Cable, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Louth, and a sister, Margaret Louth Stump.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelistic Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, with military graveside rites performed by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be conducted at 5 p.m. that day.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Louth to St. John's Catholic Church in Delphos.
Priscilla "Ann" Carpenter, 74, of Elida, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born February 21, 1929, in Elida, the daughter of the late Albert and Beulah (Sherry) Peters. On May 9, 1948, she married Joseph F. Carpenter, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Carpenter was a sales clerk at Lazarus Department Store in Lima and retired after 15 years there. She was a past member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida. She enjoyed reading and crocheting and loved her grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Michael J. (Carol) Carpenter of Delphos; two daughters, Sue Ann (Lloyd) Leber of Miamisburg and Cynthia M. (Thomas) Carter of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Alberta Peters of Elida and Helen McMillen of Perrysburg, and nine grandchildren, Joseph (Michel) Leber, Christopher (fianceť Andrea Miller) Leber, Jennifer (Eric) Lirot, Melissa (Hans Bruecker) Vorhes, Jessica and Stephanie Carter, Jason (Lisa Hickle) Carpenter, Kelly (Shaun Armstead) Carpenter and Nathan Carpenter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 20, at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. Michael Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Elida.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Carpenter to the American Cancer Society.
Sarah Catherine Baer, 94, formerly of 920 Woodland Ave., Van Wert, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born April 8, 1909, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Esther Pamela (Edds) Mason. She married Merrill Wilsey Baer, who died February 18, 1996.
Mrs. Baer was a homemaker. She was an active member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, where she taught Sunday School for 43 years and was a member of the Martha Circle. She and her husband also served as church custodians for many years.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Miriam) Baer of Paulding; a daughter-in-law, Dianne (Ed) Stuart of Van Wert; a sister, Bertha McConahay of Fort Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren, Randy (Tracy) Baer, Gina (Bob) Say and Julie (Bill) Baxter, all of Van Wert, Lisa (Mark) Mawer of Atlanta, Ga. and Teresa Goodenough of Paulding; 12 great-grandchildren, Sarah Wertenberger, Seth Baer, Tom Baer, Robert Baxter, Eric Baxter, Bart Say, Currey Mawer, James David Mawer, Nathan Mawer, Miriam Mawer, Dustin Goodenough and Mitchell Goodenough; six great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Dean Baer; four brothers, Charles Rufus Mason, Richard E. Mason, William J. Mason and Archie Mason, and three sisters, Samantha Mauller, Pauline Shawver and Margie Lawrey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, with Pastor Raymond E. Feeck and Pastor W. Clark Williman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert and an hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Baer to Calvary Evangelical Church's Christian Education Department.
Anna M. Good, 69, of Elida, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, at her residence.
She was born June 13, 1934, in Elida, the daughter of the late Merle G. and Edna (Brenneman) Stemen. On June 26, 1954, she married David Good, who survives in Elida.
Mrs. Good was a homemaker and a faithful member of Sharon Mennonite Church in Elida. She was a loving grandmother and mother.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Richard (Leona) Good of Delphos and James Good and Stephen Good, both of Elida; two daughters, June (Carl) Hartman of Puerto Rico and Cheryl Sandlin of Elida; a sister, Marian (Gene) Crisenbery; two brothers, Warren (Margaret) Stemen of Elida and John (Diana) Stemen of Florida; 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Stemen, and one son-in-law, Dennis Sandlin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sharon Mennonite Church in Elida, the Rev. John Brunk officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 4-8 Sunday and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Arrangements were made by Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.