Archive - 2013
William F. Gilberg, 71, of New Bremen, died at 2:31 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen, where he had been a resident for the past three months.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1942, in New Bremen.
He was the son of Paul and Pauline (Vornholt) Gilberg, who preceded him in death.
Albert Heckler, 91, of Celina, died at 6:04 p.m. on Good Friday of this Easter holiday, March 29, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, of natural causes.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Celina, to parents Peter J. Heckler and Rose H. Wiseman Heckler, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Anna Rita Mestemaker, who survives in Celina.
Marcedis Miller, 82, of Wapakoneta, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — A family with ties to St. Marys needs community support to win a handicap van that would make life safer for their son, who has already overcome numerous challenges after a life-threatening encounter with bacterial meningitis.
When Chad and Melissa Weaver’s 2-month-old son Owen had a fever, they thought it was the fever sometimes associated with vaccination.
MINSTER — With the economy down the last few years, some people might say psychologist Laura Monnier-Roetgerman was crazy to move back from Chicago to risk jump-starting her own business.
But the economy, joblessness and stress in general are exactly why the services of a Center for Personal Wellness, now open on Fourth Street in Minster, are needed, she said.
Urban A. Grevenkamp “The Watkins Man,” 89, of Celina, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on June 8, 1923, in Cassella, to the late Henry and Mary (Olding) Grevenkamp.
Bruce A. Van Dine, 54, of 407 N. Vine St., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1959, in St. Marys, to Perry and Sarah (Freistuhler) Van Dine.
Survivors include a brother, Larry Van Dine of St. Marys; nephew Dustin Crowell, also of St. Marys; his best friend, Art Cook of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
George E. Raudabaugh, 55, of Dublin, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Kobacker House.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Beth; parents, G. Edward and Jeanette; brothers, Chris (Cheryl), Bill (Jill) Raudabaugh; sister, Lori (Paul) Havlovitz; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
After George graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School, he served in the Army as a Russian translator.
George was a graduate of The Ohio State University.
NEW KNOXVILLE — While everyone else is sitting under snow, at the Eschmeyer farm spring is blooming with garlic growing, little onions shooting up under lights, and kale and chard planting just begun.
In June, those early plants will be full grown, organic vegetables showing up on tables all over Auglaize County as part of a project designed to fuel people with fresh, unusual, local produce.
But while those plants are just barely rooted, the Eschmeyer roots run deep through five generations of New Knoxville inhabitants who have farmed since 1890.
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