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Waynesfield Native Killed While Serving

July 17, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday, according to sources close to his family.

A series of posts on Zimmerman’s death began appearing on Facebook on Tuesday. Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman, confirmed that her grandson had died in action on Monday.

Kurt A. McMichael, 35

July 17, 2013

Kurt A. McMichael, 35, of Mendon, died on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1978, in Van Wert, to parents Galen and Karen ( Brown ) McMichael,  of Mendon, who survive.

He is also survived by a sister and  his maternal grandmother.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick and Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, the Rev. Donald Clinger, officiant.

Burial will follow at the Mendon Cemetery.

Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88

July 17, 2013

Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88, of Louisville passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Lawrence was born on Aug. 15, 1924, in Sharpsburg, to the late John J. and Rose (Kramer) Seifring.

On July 24, 1974, he married Joy-Elizabeth Bingham Smith. His former wife Esther M. Sands preceded him in death in 1985.

Louella C. Kipp, 91

July 17, 2013

Louella C. Kipp, 91, of Anna, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, the Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta.

She was born on April 29, 1922, in Kettlersville, to the late Ernst and Amanda (Egbert) Brockreide.  

On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Eldred L. “Bud” Kipp Sr. in Gainesville, Texas, who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2009.   

Janet C. Pape, 62

July 17, 2013

Janet C. Pape, 62, of 5271 Bayview Road, Celina, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Mercer County Community Health Center.

Janet won her battle with cancer in her own way and on her own terms.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1950, in Celina, the daughter of Virgil and Jean (Grothaus) Lampert.

She married John Pape on Nov. 22, 1973, at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.

Her loving husband John survives at the residence.

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