Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
John K. Burke, 95, of Glynnwood, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Glynwood, to David L. and Julia (Cogan) Burke.
On May 3, 1952, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Glynwood, he married La Vera Schumann, who survives.
Paul J. “Jerry” Koehl, 71, of Findlay, passed away at 11:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,
2013, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1941, to the late Paul and Estella (Apple) Koehl in Dayton.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet M. Treece, whom he married on May 14, 1966.
Jerry is also survived by one son, Gregory S. Koehl of Findlay; one daughter, Susan M. Koehl of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Jeffery (Dee) Koehl of Piqua; and one sister, Sandra (Ted) Hasis of St. Marys.
Helen L. Boroff, 73, of Spencerville, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born June 9, 1939, in Mendon, the daughter of William and Mabel Mutersbaugh Boroff, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Monticello Church with the Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. burial will be at a later date in the Mendon Cemetery.
Joshua James Eilerman, 21, of Fort Loramied died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born Sept. 26, 1991, in St. Marys, to Jill (Clune) and Kevin Eilerman, who survive in Fort Loramie.
He had two siblings, five grandparents and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Fort Loramie.
Mary Louise Von Aschen, 100, of Piqua, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Piqua to the late Forrest and Gertrude (Neighamer) Kerns.
Survivors include a granddaughter Carolyn (Dan) Garrison of St. Marys, and several great-grandchildren.
She worked at the former Atlas Underwear Company, Stanton’s Bakery and as a private housekeeper until she decided to retire on Dec. 8, 2003.
Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64, of 661 Grove Lane in St. Marys, died at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on July 28, 1948, in Piqua, to Perry W. and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.
Survivors include three sisters; his stepmother, Patricia Shepherd of St. Marys; a cousin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Parry W. Shepherd Sr.; a sister; by his paternal grandparents.
He was a graduate of Piqua High School.
Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Otis, 66, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1946 in Celina to parents Dr. James J. Otis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2013, and Betty Hamel, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law; by two sisters and brothers-in-law.
She was preceded in death by 11 nieces and nephews; by 16 great-nieces and nephews.
Zacharias Louis Ross, stillborn son of Jason and Jessica (Schmackers) Ross of Coldwater, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys.
He is survived by a brother; a sister; three sets of grandparents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, the Rev. Marc Soellner, officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Cranberry Prairie. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Margaret E. Weitz, 103, formerly of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Heartland Nursing Home in Hillsboro.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1909, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County to John H. and Nettie (Smith) Now.
She was married to Clarence Weitz on Oct. 4, 1930, and he died on Jan. 8, 1995.
Joan H. Sunderman, 81, of Hilliard, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
Joan was born in New Bremen and graduated from New Bremen High School, class of 1949. She worked as a secretary at both New Bremen High School and Ohio Dominican University. Joan fell in love with the late Duane Sunderman and the two were married in 1953 and began their lives together. Joan was a graceful lady who loved to listen, help and care for others. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she helped with many organizations throughout the years and met wonderful friends.