Archive - Sep 2011 - Obituary
Garrett Rhodes, 21, of Wapakoneta, died on Saturday night, Sept. 17, 2011, at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in rural Auglaize County.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.
Phyllis L. Oda, 84, of Minster, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 11, 1927, in Piqua, to Bernard and Blanche I. (Davis) Fronda, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 7, 1946, in Piqua, she married Harold E. Oda, and he survives in Minster.
She is also survived by her daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; two sisters; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy J. Bader, 81, of Rockford, died at 1:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Gardens in Celina.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Mercer County, to Edwin and Frona Bollenbacher, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 28, 1953, she married Robert E. Bader, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Art Bader of Rockford and Jim (Lori) Bader of Celina; a sister; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
James R. Berning, 75, of West Main Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in McCartyville, to Herbert and Dorothy (Howe) Berning, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Jim married Carol Ann (Vogelsang) Berning, and she preceded him in death on June 6, 2010.
Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79, of 1523 Klosterman Lane, St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on May 13, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Erbin and Luetta (Piepmeyer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 11, 1951, she married Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr., and he survives in St. Marys.
Emily M. Gephart, 84, of 3495 Elm St., Newport, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born on June 26, 1927, in Russia, to Felix and Margaret (Voisard) Monnin, and they preceeded her in death.
On Nov. 25, 1977, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, she married John A. Gephart Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2007.
Shirley A. Baker, 77, of 5312 U.S. Route 127, Celina, died at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in St. Henry, to Bertrand and Gertrude (Rafferty)Myers.
On Nov. 27, 1954, she married William Baker, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2006.
She is survived by her son, Rick Baker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a graddaughter; a sister.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Harve and Pearl (Fryer) Russell, and they preceded her in death.
In 1939, she married Clarence “Shorty” Meyers, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Henry B. Drees, and he survives in St. Marys.
Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Gertrude “Trudy” Schwieterman Kuenning, 74, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Concord, N.H., after a long illness.
She was born on April 17, 1937, in Celina, the daughter of Urban and Corinne Schwieterman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Kuenning of Concord, N.H., and Keith (Tess) Kuenning of Bow, N.H.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Ruth Ann Kremer) Schwieterman of New Bremen and Dr. Donald (Marilyn Willke) Schwieterman, M.D., of Maria Stein.