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March 6th

Victor McKinney, 63

March 6, 2012

Victor McKinney, 63, of St. Marys, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 6, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta.  

She was born on April 13, 1921, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Eugene and Lillia (Weifenbach) Slattery, and they preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Norman F. Ruedebusch, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1999.

Linda Lou (Minnich) Luke, 62

March 6, 2012

Linda Lou (Minnich) Luke, 62, of Cridersville, died at 12:47 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on June 8, 1949, in Celina, to Robert E. and Mary Ellen Wallace Minnich, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1973, she married Robert Dean Luke, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2001.

She is survived by a brother, Robert (Carla) Minnich; three nephews, Austin J. Minnich, Mitchell R. Minnich and Spencer W. Minnich, all of New Bremen.

March 5th

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84

March 5, 2012

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84, of Maria Stein, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Heritage Manor in Minster.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1927, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Matilda (Heitkamp) Thobe, and they preceded him in death.

On May 10, 1952, in St. Rose, he married Norma Hartings, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1989.

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 5, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Paul Kohler, 89

March 5, 2012

Paul Kohler, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where arrangements are incomplete.

March 2nd

Alvin P. Luthman, 67

March 2, 2012

Alvin P. Luthman, 67, of 11741 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 17, 1944, in Sidney, to Wilbert and Viola (Gariety) Luthman, and they preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his former wife, Karen (Watercutter) Simpkins; his children, Donna (Anthony) Bayer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Luthman of Warrensburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; six siblings; three in-laws.

He was preceded in death by five siblings; two brothers-in-law.

March 1st

Phyllis Dayle Combs, 86

March 1, 2012

Phyllis Dayle Combs, 86, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Otterbein - St. Marys.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, with Elder Robert Deitsch and Elder David K. Scott officiating.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel.

Rodney A. Whetstone, 48

March 1, 2012

Rodney A. Whetstone, 48, of Wapakoneta, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at his brother’s home in Okeana.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1964, in Lima, to Robert and Connie (Link) Whetstone, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter and fiancé, Ginny Rohrer and Thomas Anderson of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jaye Helton of Lima; a granddaughter; two brothers.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Libyan War.  

Michael S. Boley, 68

March 1, 2012

Michael S. Boley, 68, of Corinth, Miss., formerly of Mendon, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Centennial Hospital in Ashland City, Tenn.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Piqua, to Roger M. Boley and Grace I. Shane Boley, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Celina.

On April 29, 1967, he married Cheryl Adams, and she survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Julie (George) Huttick of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law; a grandson.

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