June 29th, 2012
Norman E. Hager, 85, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 12, 1927, in Kossuth, the son of Martin and Vida (Richardson) Hager, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1956, he married Joan Spees Fiebelkorn, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2007.
Wife, friend, mother and adventurer Elizabeth “Liz” Thomas Dicke, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg with her loving family at her side.
Husband, father, friend, inventor and adventurer Paul A. Dicke, 89, passed away on May 6, 2010.
Paul was born on June 4, 1920, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Allen A. and Amber Dicke, and they preceded him in death.
Liz was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Montclair, N.J., to R. Wilbur and Lillian Thomas, and they preceded her in death.
Glenna Carmean, 78, of Spencerville, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence following a three-month illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where visitation will be on Sunday.
Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel, 13 S. Blackhoof St., of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Clay A. Perry, 91, of 1814 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Alfred and Bessie (Gilroy) Perry, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 27, 1937, he married Dorothy M. Hanger, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2003.
Darryl “Dick” “Red” Montague, of North Massapequa, N.Y., formerly of St. Marys, Coldwater and Celina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
He was the son of Kathleen Cramer and Grover Montague, and they preceded him in death.
He had three children, Stacy, Chris and Kara Montague, and five granddaughters.
He is survived by his siblings, Charles (Sarah Ann) Montague, Emma Jayne, Bill and Marie
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Barbra and Philip.
Omer M. Hickerson, 79, of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 6, 1933, in Anna, to Martin Oliver and Margarette (Koverman) Hickerson, and they preceded him in death.
On April 30, 1955, he married Vernita Koeper, and she survives in New Bremen.
Robert L. Smith, 84, of 13777 Yorkshire - Osgood Road, Yorkshire, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at The Gardens of Celina.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Port Jefferson, to Claude and Arlo (Shroyer) Smith, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 16, 1957, at St. Nicholas Church in Osgood, he married Virginia Bergman Smith, and she survives.
NEW BREMEN — After having to remove multiple village trees last summer, New Bremen is cautioning its residents to be on the lookout for bagworms.
“Last year, we had two areas where they were really bad, one by the tennis courts by the pool and we also had them in the industrial park,” New Bremen Parks Foreman Ron Tontrup said. “Around the tennis courts, there were three arborvitae that we had to dig out and replace. They just kill the trees.”
ST. MARYS — Facing bone-dry conditions, a pair of local safety officials are cautioning residents from holding open burns until precipitation returns.
“As of last week, we were 8.5 inches below normal rainfall,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader. “By the end of the week, we will probably be 9.5 inches because of evaporation and moisture leaving the soil.”