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January 18th

William E. Masonbrink, 78

January 18, 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

January 18, 2012

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.

January 17th

Gladys Amelia (Stroh) Fledderjohann, 90

January 17, 2012

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

January 17, 2012

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

January 17, 2012

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.

January 16th

Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92

January 16, 2012

Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.  

He was born on May 16, 1919, in Wapakoneta, to John and Elizabeth (Ochs) Schlenker, and they preceded him in death.

On June 22, 1940, he married Mildred (Mid) Cook, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1992.

Patti A. Hullinger, 51

January 16, 2012

Patti A. Hullinger, 51, of 909 Tecumseh Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1960, in Hammond, Ind., to Ralph and Colleen (Popyk) Rodgers, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 27, 1987, in Loveland, Colo., she married Timothy A. Hullinger, and he survives.

Joseph L. Sarfi, 94

January 16, 2012

Joseph L. Sarfi, 94, of 1020 Fleck Ave., Celina, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in Cleveland, to Joszef and Mari (Stefarak) Sarfi, and they preceded him in death.

On April 21, 1943, he married Harriet F. Dudek, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2005.

He is survived by a son, Glenn R. (Santosh) Sarfi of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Valerie Strohl of Celina and Gayle (Gerry) Simon of Kent; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a nephew; a great nephew; a great-great niece and nephew.

Gladys A. Fledderjohann, 90

January 16, 2012

Gladys A. Fledderjohann, 90, of 11168 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.

January 13th

Cleona C. Wyen, 90

January 13, 2012

Cleona C. Wyen, 90, formerly of Seventh Street, Minster, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Manor in Coldwater; she had been a patient there for two years.

She was born on March 3, 1921, in St. Patrick, to Joseph and Henrietta (Alternatt) Meyer. On June 3, 1941, she married Victor A. Wyen; he died on May 26, 1974.

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