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December 27th

Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54

December 27, 2012

Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54, of North Star, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home after a four-year battle with ALS.  

He was born on July 19, 1958, to Leo and Norma (Prenger) O’Reilly in St. Marys. They survive in Minster.  

He married Joan Doenges on Oct. 26, 2002, in St. Louis Catholic Church, in North Star. She survives in North Star.

Marilyn C. Grieshop, 67

December 27, 2012

Marilyn C. Grieshop, 67, of Yorkshire, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 4, 1945, in Osgood, to Elmer and Leona (Brackman) Tuente. Her mother survives in New Bremen.

She married Nicholas Grieshop on Nov. 26, 1966, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.  He survives in Yorkshire.  

Priscilla “Pat” Sekel, 83

December 27, 2012

Priscilla “Pat” Sekel, 83, of 708 Edward St. in St. Marys, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1929, in Kent, to Mark and Anna (Novak) Babarick.

On Aug. 28, 1954, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kent, she married Samuel D. Sekel, who survives.

She is also survived by a son, Stephen Sekel  of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a daughter, Susan (Leon) Skowronski  of Strongsville; two grandchildren, Matthew and Savanna Skowronski; a brother, Daniel Babarick  of Kent.

Viola M. Roettger, 98

December 27, 2012

c, of 17088 Kettlersville Road, Botkins, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen.

She was born on May 27, 1914, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, to Edward H. and Caroline (Fledderjohann) Arnett.  

On Sept. 8, 1940, she married Marvin F. Roettger at the United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, and he preceded her in death.

Virginia Ann Hoelscher, 89

December 27, 2012

Virginia Ann Hoelscher, 89, of New Knoxville, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of John and Rose (Burk) Pitthan.

She married Myron Hoelscher on April 13, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2003.

Blizzard Dumps Snow On Region

December 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — After 8 inches of snow fell on the region Wednesday, local residents and clean up crews now have the task of cleaning up from the first major storm of winter.

“About all of the county roads have had a complete round already and have been treated,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart told The Evening Leader this morning. “Roads are still snow covered and slippery, and we have knocked back all the drifts. Hopefully later this morning we can make a second round and make another application.”

December 26th

Blizzard Pounds Region

December 26, 2012

ST. MARYS — A winter storm that blanketed the region today was expected to dump close to a foot of snow on Auglaize County.

Late Tuesday night, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Auglaize County. That warning, which is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, called for 8 to 10 inches of snow as well as wind gusts of 40 mph. The high winds, coupled with heavy snowfall, caused near white-end conditions and posed risks to motorists who traversed city and county roads today.

Viola Roettger, 98

December 26, 2012

Viola Roettger, 98, formerly of Kettlersville, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at the Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.

Lois I. Bogart, 90

December 26, 2012

Lois I. Bogart, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at  Auglaize Acres.  

She was born on Jan. 27, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Ray and Emma (Knoch) Harshbarger, who preceded her in death.  

On June 9, 1946, she married Robert R. “Bob” Bogart, and he survives.

Other survivors include three children, Susan Miller, Wapakoneta, Douglas (Koi) Bogart, Miamisburg and Timothy (Jeanne) Bogart, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, a sister.

Vernon F. Stolzenburg, 83

December 26, 2012

Vernon F. Stolzenburg, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.  

He was born on Aug. 28, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Henry and Alpha (Myers) Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death.  

On April 12, 1948, he married Betty L. Chilcoat, and she survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Gary (Annette) Stolzenburg, of Vernon, Wisc., Rick (Kim) Stolzenburg, Randy (Rebecca) Stolzenburg and Steven Stolzenburg, all of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three brothers.

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