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Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Wooster, Chippewa, Rittman, Baughman, East Union, Milton, Salt Creek, Doylestown, Creston, and Canaan areas. Many obits from the Sugarcreek area [Stark Co.] are included.)

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Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 2003 - 12

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Date: Saturday, 14 August 2010, at 11:33 p.m.

Anna Santschi
DALTON -- Anna I. Santschi, 84, of Dalton, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton with the Rev. Virginia Birks officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Dalton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 306, Dalton 44618.
She was born Feb. 20, 1918 in Orrville to Rudolph and Lissette (Boss) Santschi.
She was a life resident of Dalton and Orrville and member of Dalton Presbyterian Church. She also belonged to the Dalton Historical Society and Dalton Senior Citizens. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed all types of animals.
She is survived by cousins.
Her sisters, Mildred and Ruby Santschi and a brother, Carl Santschi, died previously.

Kenneth Sauernheimer
STRASBURG -- Kenneth W. Sauernheimer, 54, 1362 Brandi St. SW, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, while vacationing with his brother in Rhinelander, Wis.
Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. In keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated after the services and private burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one-half hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
He was born March 31, 1948 in Cleveland to William and Eleanor (Klaameyer) Sauernheimer.
He was a 1966 graduate of Westlake High School.
He was a retired truck driver, having driven for over 27 years and was a representative of Teamsters Local 92.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Howell Sauernheimer; two sons, Scott (Michelle) Sauernheimer and Kirk Sauernheimer, both of Sugarcreek; two grandchildren; a brother, James (Monya) Sauernheimer of Geneva, Ill. and a sister, Debra Sauernheimer of Elk Grove, Calif.
His parents died previously.

Rita Saurers
WESTERVILLE -- Rita J. Saurers, 79, formerly of Orrville, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Westerville.
Services will be Friday, January 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville with Father Ronald J. Turek officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Visitation will be held at the Gresser Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 4767 Higbee Ave. NW, Canton 44718-2551.
She was born June 2, 1923 in Navarre to Benjamin and Bertha (Keisel) Ream and married Kenneth D. Saurers on August 2, 1941. He died September 7, 1992.
Rita was a homemaker and she worked in the cafeteria at Orrville High School.
She has been a resident in Westerville since 1992 when she moved to live with her daughter and grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Mitchell of Westerville; granddaughter, Susan (Doug) Vance of Galen; a grandson, Shawn Mitchell of Westerville; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles Ream of Bexley.
A brother, James Hay and sisters, Marie Moore, Betty Hartline, Martha Slinger and Margurite Pruyne, died previously.

Frances Scaggs
CARLISLE -- Frances M. Scaggs, 84, of Carlisle, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
She was the mother and mother-in-law of Victoria and Keith Eriksen of Wooster.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home in Middletown. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests donations may be made to Carlisle Manor Health Care Center, 730 Hillcrest Drive, Carlisle 45005.
She was born Dec. 22, 1918 in Putnam, Ill. to Robert David Scaggs and Margaret Dehiah Welsh.
She was employed by Cluet and Peabody Shirt Factory in Georgia for six years, was press operator at Raymond Bags for two years and photo technician for Bell and Howell Co. for seven years and Taco Bell in Springboro for seven years.
She had been a resident of the Middletown area for 20 years and was a member of Miamisburg South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Surviving in addition to her daughter and son-in-law of Wooster are another daughter, Faye Harrison of Cedartown, Ga. and sons, David McKibben of Cedartown, Ga. and Alex Esterhay of Lexington, Ga.
Her sisters, Irene Poplin and Doris Preston and brothers, Robert, Walden and Preston Scaggs, died previously.

Albert Scherer Jr.
WOOSTER -- Albert J. Scherer Jr., 76, of Wooster, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
He was born July 4, 1926 in Holmes County to Albert and Carrie (Kaser) Scherer.
He worked for Owens Illinois in Berlin for 15 years retiring in 1994 and had worked for the Belden Brick Co. in Sugarcreek for 30 years.
Surviving are a son, Keith Scherer and a daughter, Gail Troyer, both of Wooster; a grandchild; a brother, Lester Scherer of Charm and a sister, Dorothy Clark of Sugarcreek.
His wife, Margaret Murphy Scherer died on March 14, 1998 and an infant son, four brothers and a sister, also died previously.

Helen Garvin
WOOSTER -- Helen Garvin, 88, of Wooster, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at Glendora Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 26, 1914 to Charles J. and Della (Deimling) Hieber in Perrysville, Pa.
She graduated from Perry High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1931 and from the College of Wooster in 1935 where she majored in mathematics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She did some graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and at Virginia Tech.
She married Robert W. Culbertson on November 23, 1939. He died on February 28, 1971. She married Edgar G. Garvin on July 14, 1973. He survives.
She taught for two years at Fairview High School in Fairview Park and for four years in Ross Township, Pa. After raising a family she returned to teaching in 1960 and taught mathematics in the Wooster City Schools, mostly at Edgewood. She retired from teaching in 1975. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling and golf.
She was a member of the Sarah-Rebekah Circle of the Wooster United Methodist Church Women, Thursday Club, Trowel and Trellis Garden Club, Monday evening Book Club and the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered for more than 3,000 hours. She also volunteered for the Bloodmobile. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert and wife, Becky Culbertson of Gasquet, Calif. and daughters, Patricia and her husband, Hugh Rooney of Richmond, Va. and Jo and her husband, James Swinehart of St. Elmo, Ill.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with the Rev. Dr. Roger E. Smith officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Viola Startzman Free Clinic, 560 Winter St., Wooster 44691 or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691 in her memory.

Edna Haueter
ORRVILLE -- Edna I. Haueter, 85, formerly of 333 E. Sassafras St. and East Chestnut Street, Orrville, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, where she had resided for the past 15 months.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Orrville Mennonite Church with Pastors Glen and Thelma Horner officiating. Burial will be at Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery, near Orrville.
Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Orrville Mennonite Church, I.W. Royer Scholarship Fund, 1305 W. Market St., Orrville 44667.
She was born March 23, 1917 near Orrville to Alfred A. and Lina (Lehman) Haueter.
She was a graduate of Apple Creek High School, and from 1947-1986 had been employed at the Will-Burt Co. of Orrville, last working as an office receptionist.
She was a member of Orrville Mennonite Church, and had been active in the Messengers Sunday School Class and Womens Fellowship & Service. She enjoyed art painting, classical music and sewing.
She is survived by two sisters, Martha Bixler of Orrville and Margaret (John) Albright of Wooster and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Five brothers, Lester, Elmer, Marvin, George and Walter Haueter, and four sisters, Mildred Stutz, Ellen Brown, Mary Bixler and Miriam Tobias, died previously.

Miriam Johnston
WOOSTER -- Miriam J. Johnston, formerly of Madisonburg, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at West View Manor, after a period of declining health.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born October 19, 1928 in Wilkensburg, Pennsylvania to Henry and Violet Reich. She married Alvin Samuel Johnston in 1951. He died May 26, 1999.
She is survived by children Chuck Johnston of Wooster, Lorayne (Mike) Scheetz of Massillon, Jackie (Fred) Maibach of Orrville, Patty (Jim) Kirk, Audrey Johnston of Wooster and Allen (Pam) Johnston, also of Wooster. Twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Sarah) Reich of Sebring, Florida and aunts, Vilda Parks of Venice, Florida and Marcella Kristoff of Los Angeles, California, complete the surviving family.

Fannie Miller
MILLERSBURG -- Fannie H. Miller, 68, 3515 County Road 168, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at her home following a two year illness.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Fellowship Church in Berlin with Pastor Bill Mullet officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born June 2, 1934 in Millersburg to Henry and Mary (Miller) Schlabach and married David H. Miller on June 5, 1958. He survives.
Also surviving are seven children, Freda Miller of Catlett, Va., Duane (Carol) Miller of Berlin, Rebecca (Ivan) Miller of Dundee, Mary Ellen (Marion) Beachy of Sugarcreek, Leah (John) Yoder, Keith (Susan) Miller, and Tom (Sarah) Miller, all of Berlin; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Schlabach and Henry Schlabach Jr., both of Berlin and a sister, Mrs. Bert (Esther) Raber of Charm.
Her twin brother, Dannie Schlabach and another brother, John O. Schlabach, died previously.

Gary Ogi
GLENMONT -- Gary L. Ogi, 49, 4689 County Road 22, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2003, at his residence, following a short illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Wallace and the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Nashville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654 or Nashville Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 399, Nashville 44661.
He was born March 31, 1953 in Millersburg and was the son of James Leroy and Dorothy (Doty) Ogi. He married Catherine Freeman on August 4, 1993 and she survives.
On October 3, 2002 he celebrated his 25th year of employment for Ken Miller Supply of Wooster. He attended Nashville Methodist Church.
He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie with his brothers and friends, was a member of the Killbuck Moose, Killbuck Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Millersburg Eagles.
Surviving in addition to his wife Cathy, are two stepchildren, Curtis James Bunting of Wooster and Brynn Cathleen Bunting of Wooster; his mother, Dorothy Ogi of Glenmont; brothers and their spouses, James and Mary Ogi of Glenmont, Larry and Jackie Ogi of Glenmont; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Gary Morris of Big Prairie; nephews, Ben, Trever and Charlie Ogi and Zack Morris; nieces, Brandi Riddlebaugh, Olivia Ogi and Renee Croskey; great-nephews, Luke and Cale Ogi and a great-niece, Alexis Ogi.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Ogi.

Helen Rupp
CRESTON -- Helen L. "Gee Gee" Rupp, 74, 227 Coulter St., died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. Robin Myers officiating. Burial will be at Polk Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born March 27, 1928 in Wadsworth to LaMont and Iva (Workman) Lessley.
She was a graduate of Marion High School.
She had made her home in Creston for the past 12 years previously living in Rittman for more than 30 years. She enjoyed quilting and doing needlework.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Dick Rupp of Tippecanoe, Toni and husband, Tim Schnedetz of Creston and Beth and husband, Jim Rowe of Tomball, Texas; six grandchildren, Nathan and Jarud Rupp, Zane Rowe and Cori, Lindsey and Jacob Schnedetz; a brother, Samuel Lessley of Riverdale, Ga. and a sister, Patricia Owens of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Joshua and a sister, Joann.

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