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Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary

January 12th

Omar G. "Jeep" Patton, 69

January 12, 2013

Omar G. “Jeep” Patton, 69, of 674 E. Third St. Minster, died at 11 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Sidney, to the Waldo and Thelmo (Fogt) Patton, they preceded him in death. 

Rose Mary Bulcher, 90

January 12, 2013

Rose Mary Bulcher, 90, of Russia, died at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center. 

She was born on June 28, 1922, to the late Clemens and Agnes (Drees) Broerman. 

She married Rhomane Bulcher on June 28, 1949 in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2006.

Judy Mescher, 71

January 12, 2013

Judy Mescher, 71, of Maria Stein, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. 

She was born on Oct. 19, 1941, in St. Sebastian, to the late Clem & Marie (Sutter) Froning. 

She married Urban Mescher on Feb. 16, 1963, in St. Sebastian Church and he survives in Maria Stein.

January 11th

Randy W. McCollister, 40

January 11, 2013

Randy W. McCollister, 40, of Mendon, died at 1:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, of natural causes.

He was born on March 17, 1972, in Nelsonville, to his parents  Raymond (Mary)McCollister of St. Marys and Betty (Randy) Richmond of Athens.

January 9th

Lawrence A. “Dick” Luebke, 87

January 9, 2013

Lawrence A. “Dick” Luebke, 87, of Minster, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after a week at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. 

He was born on Jan. 18, 1925, in Maria Stein, to the late Fred and Helen (Walterbusch) Luebke. 

He married Rosalee E. Schemmel on Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 2007. 

Charlyine E. Kantner, 88

January 9, 2013

Charlyine E. Kantner, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born in New Knoxville to Harold J. and Louetta (Wiethoff) Kuck, who preceded her in death.

On Feb. 2, 1944, she married Luther R. Kantner, and he passed away on Jan. 25, 2006.

She is survived by a son, Dean (Betty) Kantner; a daughter, Diane (Fred) Schlosser, both of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister.

Iris D. Sell, 91

January 9, 2013

Iris D. Sell, 91, of 1017 Willow St. in Celina, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Gardens at Celina.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1921, in Coldwater, to the late William J. and Flora (Snider) Baer.

Iris is survived by her daughter, Sue Rowley of Oakland, Calif.; a sister-in-law; her nieces and nephews; a close friend.

Iris was preceded in death by her husbands Charles Rowley and Jerry Sell; a brother and a sister-in-law; a sister and a brother-in-law.

Donald E. Widney, 73

January 9, 2013

Donald E. Widney, 73, of Bryan, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a long illness.

Don graduated from Sidney High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the naval carrier USS Shangri-La. He was vice president at Piqua Automotive in Piqua, for 10 years before attending Northwest State College and earning his LPN license.

Oran Barber, 99

January 9, 2013

Oran Barber, 99, a resident of Greenfield, Ind., died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Pleasant View Lodge in McCordsville, Ind.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1913, in Auglaize County, to Walter and Minnie Miller Barber.

Oran and Magdalene “Shorty” Skinner were married on Dec. 21, 1932, and on Nov. 4, 2001, she preceded him in death.  Also preceding him in death were his parents ; three siblings, Willis Barber, Luella Trempert and Marian Nelson.

January 8th

Donald B. Elston, 80

January 8, 2013

Donald B. Elston, 80, of Celina, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on May 9, 1932, in Findlay, to the late Clarence and Ivy Ethel (Leeth) Elston.
He is survived by five children, Tim, Mike, Gloria, Teresa and Donna.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Condolences may be left at DickAndSonsHellwarthFh.com.

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