Archive - Jul 31, 2013
WAPAKONETA — Judges chose winners in the rabbit showmanship on Tuesday, looking at how well the showmen have taken care of and studied their rabbits.
Terry Fander, a rabbit judge, said judges look at breeds and body types in other categories, but showmanship is mostly based on the ability to handle and maintain control of the animal, along with what the competitor knows about the breed.
Kenneth J. Kramer, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his family farm.
He was born on May 24, 1944, in Sidney, the son of the late John and Emma (Lindhaus) Kramer. He was a graduate of Botkins High School, and served with the U.S. Army in Germany and the United States. On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Nancy K. Kritesin of Wapakoneta. His wife of 48 years survives on the family farm near Wapakoneta.
James P. Geis, 64, of 16550 Buckland River Road, Wapakoneta, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at his residence, following a nearly two-year battle with cancer.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1948, in Sidney, the son of Bernard and Cleopha (Nuss) Geis.
He married Debora Potbury on June 27, 1975, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three children, Laura (Ryan) Brandt of St. Marys, Daniel (Crystal) Geis of Winfield, Miss.; Scott Geis of Wapakoneta; by three grandchildren, Seth, Aleah and Hannah Brandt.