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December 30th

Clifford E. Thatcher, 56

December 30, 2012

Clifford E. Thatcher, 56, of New Bremen, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his residence.  

He was born on Feb. 6, 1956, in Van Wert.  He was the son of Smilie “Bud” and Irene (Schuller) Thatcher.  His mother survives in Rockford.  

On Aug. 18, 1979, he married Karen A. Heitkamp who survives near New Bremen.  

William H. Garrett, 68

December 30, 2012

William H. Garrett, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Columbus, to Howard R. and Dorothy L. (Webb) Garrett, who preceded him in death.

On Dec. 31, 1978, he married Lora L. Winget, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

He is also survived by five children; Julie Smith, Penny Young, William II (Rachel) Garrett, Angel (Adam) Stahler, and Shaun (Bethany) Garrett; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters, Delores Truman, Phyllis Talley, and Faye Bossert.

Jennifer Anne (Westbay) Helberg, 40

December 30, 2012

Jennifer Anne (Westbay) Helberg, 40, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala.

She was born on May 21, 1972, to the Rev. Michael V. and Nancy L. Westbay, who survive in Wapakoneta.  

On Aug. 29, 2000, she married Joseph Helberg, who survives.  Jennifer, her husband and daughter, Rylie Gwen, 10, moved to Helena, Ala., in the summer of 2011.

December 28th

Bertha Elizabeth Anna (Mueller) Seger, 87

December 28, 2012

Bertha Elizabeth Anna (Mueller) Seger, 87, of Yorkshire, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1925, on a farm east of Osgood, the youngest child of the late Anton and Elizabeth (Meyer) Mueller.

Jerry Yaney, 69

December 28, 2012

Jerry Yaney, 69, died at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence in St. Marys of natural causes.

He was born on May 12, 1943, in Celina to parents Charles William Yaney and Marquerite Linton Heindel.

His first wife, Brenda Gariety, preceded him in death.

On July 27, 1996, he married Valentina Kuzmyn, who survives him.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Charles Yaney.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Daniel Matus of Phoenix, Ariz; a brother and sister-in-law; a sister.

Gerald L. Boeke, 52

December 28, 2012

Gerald L. Boeke, 52, of 622 W. Greene St., Piqua, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1960, in Hazard, Ky., to the late Virgil and Edna (Paulus) Boeke. He was married to Sharon Lynn (Spencer) Boeke on May 24, 1981, and she survives in Piqua.

Also surviving is one son, Thomas and his wife Amy Boeke, of Piqua; one daughter, Danielle Boeke and her fiance Josh Chaney, both of Piqua; nine grandchildren; one sister, Karen and her husband Rick Westerbeck, of New Bremen.

Thomas D. Knous, 71

December 28, 2012

Thomas D. Knous, 71, of 705 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:04 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 15, 1941, in Coldwater, the son of John and Alethea (Overly) Knous.

He married Barbara Ann Arnold on May 13, 1961, and she survives at the residence.

December 27th

Gerald L. Boeke, 52

December 27, 2012

Gerald L. Boeke, 52, of Piqua, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Adams Funeral Home in Sidney.
 

Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54

December 27, 2012

Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54, of North Star, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home after a four-year battle with ALS.  

He was born on July 19, 1958, to Leo and Norma (Prenger) O’Reilly in St. Marys. They survive in Minster.  

He married Joan Doenges on Oct. 26, 2002, in St. Louis Catholic Church, in North Star. She survives in North Star.

Marilyn C. Grieshop, 67

December 27, 2012

Marilyn C. Grieshop, 67, of Yorkshire, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 4, 1945, in Osgood, to Elmer and Leona (Brackman) Tuente. Her mother survives in New Bremen.

She married Nicholas Grieshop on Nov. 26, 1966, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.  He survives in Yorkshire.  

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