Archive - 2013
Opal Hunter, 79, of Botkins, died the evening of Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Louis Andrew Bauer, 78, of 1101 Larkspur Lane in Celina, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1934, in Dover, to the late Louis and Mary (Roesch) Bauer.
On May 30, 1959, he married Joanne Bigler, who lives in Celina. He is also survived by his four children, Brian Louis and Michelle Bauer of Dover, Kelly and Dr. Philip Masser of Celina, Jennifer and Gregory Heft of Bellbrook and Cathy Villacis of Cranberry Township, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law.
ST. MARYS — A long-standing inhabitant of the skyline of the city of St. Marys will be torn down in the coming weeks.
During Monday night’s special session of the St. Marys City Council, Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said plans are moving forward to demolish the smoke stack of the former power plant. The smoke stack, which had its future debated for months, is now coming down because officials fear it now may be structurally unsound.
ST. MARYS — Junior and senior marketing students at Memorial High School competed in the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference on March 15 and 16 in Columbus.
DECA Adviser Heidi Lisi took 23 Roughriders to the competition, and had a total of 10 groups and individuals place in the top 10 in their events. Typically an event has 40 or 50 students competing from area schools, Lisi said.
Dana Norman Wurster, 62, of Celina, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at his mother's residence in Celina, of natural causes.
He was born on May 1, 1950, in Lima, to parents Norman Wurster, who preceded him in death, and Ina Fay Johns Wurster Cisco.
He is survived by a sister; by seven nieces and several great-nieces and nephews; by a stepsister.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Robert Ellis, officiating.
Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Madella M. J. Heidt, 91, formerly of 12246 Glynwood - New Knoxville Road in New Knoxville, died at 12:34 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born on June 20, 1921, in Shelby County, to Christian and Lenora (May) Jung.
On May 8, 1940, at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Bremen, she married Vernon Heidt, who died on Sept. 25, 2006.
Nina J. Fetters, 84, of 804 W. Jackson St. in St. Marys, died at 3:22 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1928, in Adams County, Ind., to Charles W. and Nora (Machlin) Armantrout.
On Feb. 22, 1947, she married Chancy L. Fetters, who died on Sept. 30, 1963.
Survivors include a daughter, Nina Kay (Stanley) Gerlach of Miamisburg; a son, Alan Fetters of Columbus; two grandchildren.
David W. Arnett, 77, of 05581 Carter Creek Road, New Knoxville, died at 12:46 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Elmwood Care Center in New Bremen.
He was born on the family farm on Aug. 13, 1935, the son of Wilson and Gertrude (Wellman) Arnett.
He married Thelma Brown on Dec. 1, 1957, and she survives at Elmwood Care Center.
Stanley A. Schroer, 81, of New Bremen, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1931, in New Bremen.
He was the son of Harry V. and Esther (Brackman) Schroer.
On Oct. 27, 1951, he married Jean Dammeyer, who survives in New Bremen.
Garet Fledderjohann, a St. Marys Memorial senior guard, earned Honorable Mention All-Ohio honors on Monday when the Associated Pres released its Division II list based on the recommendations of a media panel.
Fledderjohann, who averaged 19.9 points per game, eclipsed 1,100 points for his career to become the third-highest scorer in school history.
Elida’s Dakota Mathias, a 6-foot-4 junior who averaged 25.4 points per game this season, was named to the First Team.