January 18th, 2012
William E. Masonbrink, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.
He was born on July 29, 1933, in Kilgore, Texas, to Herbert Masonbrink and Lola Buckley, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 28, 1955, he married Ramona Wolfe, and she survives him.
He is also survived by a son, Steve (Linda) Masonbrink of Dublin; two daughters, Vicki Masonbrink of Westerville and Theresa Markovich of Wauseon; a brother; a family friend; two sisters; two grandchildren.
Frances L. Neal, 91, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Mansfield and Lexington, died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on April 12, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Edgar and Verna (Collier) Case, and they preceded her in death.
On July 20, 1940, she married Glenn A. Neal, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2007.
ST. MARYS — A local wildlife officer spoke to a group of area seniors Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys Living Center about various animals found in Auglaize County.
“I’m going to talk to you today about some of the critters that we have here in Auglaize County,” Auglaize County Wildlife Officer Matt Hoehn said, displaying a box full of animal skins for seniors to see and feel. “Everything I have in this box, you’ve either seen or it’s around here.”
ST. MARYS — A mild winter so far this season has resulted in better-than-normal fishing at Grand Lake St. Marys.
“The fishing has been really good both in the lake and below the spillway,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader. “In the lake have been crappie and blue gill and below the spillway, people are catching crappie and walleye. We are seeing very good numbers in both areas.”
If New Knoxville wants to earn its first road win of the season, slowing down one of the Western Buckeye League’s best scorers will be one of the biggest keys.
New Knoxville will be charged with defending Wapakoneta’s Travis Bertram, who has had a breakout season. Bertram averages 17.8 points per game. Bertram scored 25 points against Celina with five three-pointers.
Parkway High School will honor three former athletes and administrators in a Hall of Fame ceremony at the Saturday, Feb. 11 home boys basketball game against Lima Perry.
Jon Sidenbender is a 1953 Rockford High School grad who was the first commissioner of the Midwest Athletic Conference. He served as commissioner for 24 years from 1973 to 1997. Sidenbender was instrumental in adding girls sports to the MAC. He was the head basketball coach at Parkway from 1964 to 1967.
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship this Saturday: The St Marys Knights of Columbus Council 1592 will sponser the local level of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Murotech Court in Memorial High School.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district,region and state competions .
Gladys Amelia (Stroh) Fledderjohann, 90, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Gladys was born on Oct. 16, 1921, in her childhood home near New Knoxville, the only daughter of four children born to Vernon and Ella (Vordermark) Stroh, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1941, she married Vernon Fledderjohann, and he preceded her in death.
Margaret R. “Maggie” Ellis, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 28, 1933, in Celina, to Earl E. and Roie A. (Gaskill) Vorhees, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Charles E. Ellis, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Jim) Fishbaugh of Celina; a granddaughter; a sister; her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Louis R. Bruns, 88, of 2641 Goettemoeller Road, Maria Stein, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born on July 24, 1923, in St. Rose, to Charles and Anna (Meier) Bruns, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Mary Evelyn Schmitmeyer, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1989.