Archive - Dec 27, 2013
John Anthony Bensman, 59, of Russia Versailles Road in Russia, died suddenly at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, of natural causes, at his home.
He was born on June 13, 1954, in Coldwater, to parents Mildred Mary (Gehret), who survives in Versailles, and Virgil John Bensman, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1974, he married Marian Margaret (Holthaus) Bensman at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, and she survives.
Darrell L. Ralston, 91, of 639 Ash St. in Celina, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Miami County, to the late Verdi and Nellie (Allen) Ralston. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He married Wilma M. Barker on June 8, 1947, and she survives at Shane Hill.
Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79, of 8080 Ohio 703, Celina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Ruffing) White Jr.
She married Dr. John F. Bowling, M.D., on Aug. 24, 1957, and he survives at the residence.
NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen will hold a special council meeting at noon today at the Municipal Center, 214 N. Washington St., New Bremen. The reason for the meeting is to rescind Ordinance 2013-11-25 concerning water rates.