June 11th, 2012
ST. MARYS — A local church festival took over a block of town this weekend.
Holy Rosary Festival — the biggest fundraiser for the school — kicked off Friday night and ran through Sunday night along the Holy Rosary church and school grounds.
“We started setting up on Wednesday,” said Rob Menker with the Holy Rosary Festival Committee. “Don Glaser does all the wiring.”
He noted the attendance for the festival had been a bit lower than in the past.
Myrtle DeLong, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her son’s residence near Wapakoneta.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1908, to Jessie and Millie Shaw, and they preceded her in death.
On May 2, 1931, she married Harley DeLong, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1983.
She is survived by a son, Ned (JoAnn) DeLong of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
Kenneth Dale Bellman, 68, of 310 Jill Ave., Celina, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on March 17, 1944, in Coldwater, to Richard and Louella (Vogel) Bellman, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son, William Bellman of De Graff; his daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Robert) Arbuthnot of Hurricane, Utah, and Angela T. (Joe) Fox of Laughlin, Nev.; two grandchildren; three brothers; a sister.
He served his country in the U.S. National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Duane D. Rinkel, 69, of rural Bryan, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a patient since June 6.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1942, in Defiance, the son of James P. and Dortha G. (Crites) Rinkel Sr., and they preceded him in death.
Patricia A. Young, 76, 225 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
She was born on April 25, 1936, in Minster, to Urban Joseph and Neoma E. (Depweg) Wetzel. She married Philip R. Young on June 27, 1959, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
ST. MARYS — A local graduate recently competed in his first marathon, along with a few members of his ROTC group.
Dan Bubp, the son of John and Amy Bubp and a 2011 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, attends Bowling Green State University as part of the ROTC.
“I’m in the Air Force ROTC at BG,” Bubp said, “We’re part of Detachment 620.”
In late April, Bubp along with 22 male and female Air Force cadets, competed in the Mountain Man Memorial March in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys servicewoman walked the beaches and explored the historic landmarks of Normandy, France, this week, participating in the 68th Commemoration of D-Day.
ST. MARYS — A California man admitted to posting nude images of his then-underage friend on the Internet as well as using a popular social media site to disseminate the material.
Carl W. Rose, 82, of Celina, died on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1930, in St. Henry, to the late Roman Rose and Marie Leistenschneider. On Oct. 29, 1955, in St. Anthony, he married Lucille M. "Lucy" Krieg.
He is survived by a son, Wayne (Melanie) Rose of St. Marys; two brothers, Joe (Donna) Rose of Coldwater and Fred (Irene) Rose of St. Henry; three sisters; three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
Stephanie Jung, 63, of Church Street, North Warren, Pa., and formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012, following a brief illness and was taken home to be with the Lord at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.
Stephanie was born on Oct. 21, 1948, in Munich, Germany, the daughter of the late Wessil and Anastasian Dzalamanow.