Archive - 2013
Albert F. Freytag, 87, of 2233 State Route 362, Minster, died at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Albert and Amelia (Boerger) Freytag.
He married Marjorie M. “Marj” DeLaet on June 12, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. She survives in Minster.
Virgil E. Anspaugh, 95, of Mendon, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, of natural causes.
He was born on April 21, 1917, in Berne, Ind., to parents Edward and Sarah Wendel Anspaugh, both of whom preceded him in death.
On June 10, 1937, he married Charlotte Shope, who preceded him in death on June 7, 2009.
He is survived by a son, Floyd and Dorothy Anspaugh of Mendon; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Dewaine E. Byerley, 78, of St. Marys, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Celina, to William A. and Florence M. (Cook) Byerley.
On Nov. 10, 1956, in St. Marys, he married Shirley "Shirt" Klosterman, who died on Sept. 7, 2008.
Reuben D. Deerhake, 84, of 17226 N. 130 Ave., Sun City West, Ariz., died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Sun City West.
He was born on June 22, 1928, in New Knoxville, the son of LeRoy and Laura (Vordermark) Deerhake.
He married Pauline Howard on May 10, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2012.
He is survived by his three brothers, the Rev. Marvin (Mary) Deerhake of Bicknell, Ind., Robert (Sandy) Deerhake of New Knoxville and Gene (Mary) Deerhake of Marblehead.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Sources have confirmed to The Evening Leader that an officer-involved shooting took place Wednesday night in the 600 block of Derrick Street in St. Marys. More details will be published when released by law enforcement officials.
The scene is being secured and taped off. Witnesses at the scene told the newspaper they heard gun shots in the area.
ST. MARYS — Crews were kept busy Tuesday locating and repairing a natural gas leak in downtown St. Marys.
St. Mary Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said the city received a phone call at 11:30 p.m. Monday reporting a natural gas leak at 201 W. Spring St. City crews started marking utility lines early Tuesday morning and crews from Dominion arrived on the scene shortly after midnight to begin the task of locating and repairing the leak.
“They requested our people respond to give the location of the city utilities,” Foxhoven said.
NEW BREMEN — The search to replace retiring New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod continues.
Mayor Jeff Pape updated New Bremen Village Councilors on the search during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
Zane Miller, 86, of 102 Ohio St., St. Marys, was found dead at his residence on Monday, March 11, 2013.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1926, in Mendon, the son of George and Ruth (Baker) Miller.
He married Geraldine McMullen on Oct. 16, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1997.
Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1937, in Belmore, the son of Fred W. and Doris (Newell) Beam, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Joyce B. Fortman, and she survives.
Nicholas S. Bertke, 21, of 2621 State Route 363, Minster, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home.
He was born on March 8, 1992, in Minster, to Timothy and Teresa (Bergman) Bertke, both surviving in Minster.
He is also survived by brothers and sister, Andrew Bertke and fiancé Mackenzie Buschur, North Star, Sarah Bertke and Jonathan Bertke, both at home; two sets of grandparents; a great-grandmother.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Bertke and a grandfather.