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Fundraiser Planned To Help Local Boy

March 7, 2013

ST. MARYS — On May 18, a New Bremen family will be one step closer to their goal of making life easier for their 1-year-old son, Oliver.

Oliver Dietzman was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, in September. His first seizure, which happened in June, lasted an hour and 15 minutes, Allison Dietzman said.

“My brother has seizures so I’d seen them before (and) knew what to do,” she said. “(But Oliver’s) seizures are becoming harder and harder to control.”

Ruth E. Littlefield, 102

March 7, 2013

Ruth E. Littlefield, 102, formerly of St. Marys, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Alden Towne Manor in Chicago, Ill.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1910, in St. Marys, to Charles and Emma (Hager) Wieter.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Christine (James) Twombly  of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a cousin.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Emma Wieter; two sisters; two brothers.

She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper for many years.

Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47

March 7, 2013

Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47, of Spencerville, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.  

He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, in St. Marys.  

He was the son of William Sr. and Jeanne (Lehman) Boyd.  

On June 11, 2011, he married Melissa (Smith-Walker) Boyd, who survives in Spencerville.  

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