Archive - 2013
Connie J. Wellman, 59, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of La Porte, Ind., died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Arrangements are being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.
Thomas J. Miller, 84, formerly of 129 Villa Nova Blvd., and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Theodore and Thelma (Clark) Miller.
He married Beverly Heil on March 13, 1948, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Area high school football teams are a little more than a month away from their first scrimmages, with the OHSAA allowing preseason games beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Listed are scheduled scrimmages for WBL, MAC, NWC and area independent teams, according to the OHSAA.org website. Grand Lake St. Marys-area games are bolded.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Dorothy M. Schmiesing, 89, of 641 Linden Ave., Celina, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday , June 30, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late Clarence and Helen (Reiss) Stachler.
Bobby Lee Smith, 83, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1929, to parents Alfred Leroy Smith and Mabel Louise (MacDonald) Smith.
He was the fourth of seven children.
He married Thelma Powell on June 7, 1947, in Wabash, where they both grew up, and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Bob and Thelma had two daughters, Stacie Smith (Gene) Powell of St. Marys and Dr. Pamela K. Smith, Hamilton; Ypsilanti, Mich.
The opening games of the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament were rained out on Sunday.
The Minster-New Bremen game, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, will now be played tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Minster’s Hanover Street Park.
The Wapakoneta-St. Marys game will now be played tonight following the New Bremen-Minster game.
The Mercer County ACME sectional games were also postponed. Fort Recovery will now take on Celina tonight at 6 p.m. and Marion Local will play Parkway at approximately 8 p.m.
Connie J. Kelbel, 64, of 232 Hickory St., St. Marys, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1948, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Neal and Sarah Kelbel.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy (fiance Benjamin Shinn) McMurray of St. Marys; a granddaughter; a brother; by her nieces and nephews; by numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers.
Marguerite C. Baker, 100, formerly of 101 E. Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born on June 5, 1913, in Chattanooga, to the late Jacob and Catherine (Linn) Baker.
Survivors include her brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; by two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Celina, the Rev. Dave Dennis, officiating.
ST. MARYS — Senior Garrett Hower, 17, likes to be different.
When his friends challenged him into getting a mohawk, he did it without hesitation. When he decided to join a winter sport, he chose wrestling. Surprisingly, even to him, wrestling became his life in eighth-grade.
Hower said he enjoys the fact that although he is a part of a team, people will remember his wins even if the team does not do well collectively.
Michael O. Miller, 65, of 1522 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Celina, the son of J. Edward and Patricia Ann (Otto) Miller.
He married Paulette Christopher on Oct. 21, 1972, and she survives at the residence.