Archive - 2013
Harvey J. Schmiesing, 85, of 11755 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 1, 1927, in Minster, to the late John and Rose (Sommer) Schmiesing.
He married Viona Prenger on Oct. 18, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt. She survives in Egypt.
He is also survived by a son, Paul Schmiesing and Beth Berning, Egypt; daughter Kathy and Lester Tobe, Egypt; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
ST. MARYS — The 2013 Annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday at the St. Marys Eagles to honor local business and business owners who have brought something exceptional to the city.
The Builder of Bridges award is one of the most prestigious of these honors. Last night’s ceremony saw two new community members added to the ever-growing list of those people who the chamber recognizes as outstanding citizens in their endless contribution to the St. Marys area.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys police officer and an Auglaize County sheriff’s deputy have been placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting on Derrick Street Wednesday night.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday indicating the caller, who was at 601 Derrick St., St. Marys, was going to shoot whoever responded to the residence. The caller repeated the threat twice and as the dispatcher inquired about the problem, the caller hung up.
Hazel M. Fireoved, 91, of Mendon, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1921, in Center Township, Mercer County, to parents Purn Ray and Rhoda Hannah Newcomb Copeland.
She married Lawrence Delbert Donovan on Aug. 16, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1949.
She married Wayne Eugene Fireoved on May 30, 1956, and he survives.
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.