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Lois A. Slorp, 76

January 31, 2013

Lois A. Slorp, 76, of Celina, died peacefully in her sleep at the Celina Manor on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She will be missed by her loving family and friends.

She was born on April 25, 1936, in Covington, Ky., to parents Fred and Florence (Hughes) Chambers, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Feb. 14, 1954, she married Kenneth Slorp, who survives.

She is also survived by three daughters, Sue (Denney) Gehle of Celina, Brenda (Bill) Jenkins of Huntsville and Nancy Patten (Greg Thompson) of Celina; by three grandchildren; by six great-grandchildren.

Michelle R. Geib, 49

January 31, 2013

Michelle R. Geib, 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1963, in Cleveland, to Charles and JoAnn (Becker) Rowe.  Her father survives in Wapakoneta and her mother survives in Cleveland.

On July 3, 1997, she married Robert Geib and he survives in Wapakoneta.

Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68

January 31, 2013

Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68, of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, after an extended illness.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1944, in Ravenna, to Walter (Jack) and Eloise (nee Marks) Horner, who preceded him in death. Mrs. Horner, through her mother, was a direct descendant of Stephen Meyers Jr., the first settler of Streetsboro Township in 1822.

January 30th

Alma E. Kuest, 97

January 30, 2013

Alma E. Kuest, 97, a resident of the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Living Community and formerly of 20 S. Franklin St. in New Bremen, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. She was born on Jan. 5, 1916, southeast of New Bremen, to John and Wilhelmina (Brueggeman) Kuest.

January 29th

Kathryn “Katie” Diedrich, 84

January 29, 2013

Kathryn “Katie” Diedrich, 84, of 318 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Jackson Center.

She was born on April 12, 1928, in Moulton, the daughter of Robert and Opal (Katter) Crusie.

She married Carmon Diedrich on Aug. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1989.

William E. Burd, 82

January 29, 2013

William E. Burd, 82, of Celina, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mercer Health in Coldwater, of natural causes.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1930, in New Bremen, to Arthur and Agnes Ridenour Burd, who preceded him in death.

On June 19, 1948, he married Eva Lou Schmidt, who survives in Celina.

Alma E. Kuest, 97

January 29, 2013

Alma E. Kuest, 97, of New Bremen, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys. Services are pending and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.

Colleen Ann Heckler, 86

January 29, 2013

Colleen Ann Heckler, 86, of 312 Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on July 4, 1926, in Stanley, Wis., to the late Charles and Loretta (Trierweiler) Baldeshwiler.

On April 27, 1946, she married Dale Heckler, who died on Sept. 20, 1999.

Daniel E. Flaute, 44

January 29, 2013

Daniel E. Flaute, 44, of 414 Magnolia St. in Celina, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence in Celina, with his family.

Dan was born on Feb. 7, 1968, in Celina, to Roger and Margaret (Behm) Flaute of Celina.

On Nov. 16, 1991, he married his loving wife, Angie Fortman.

Also surviving are his three sons, Cole Flaute, Ross Flaute and Kyle Flaute; two sisters; his father and mother-in-law; two sisters-in-law.

Maureen L. Meiring, 12

January 29, 2013

Maureen L. Meiring, 12, of 108 E. Third St. in Minster, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home following a 19-month illness.  She was born on Sept. 7, 2000, in St. Marys, to Ken and Connie (Dahlinghaus) Meiring.  They both survive in Minster. 

She is also survived by sisters Maggie, 15, Gwen, 11, Corrine, 9, all at home; by her maternal grandparents.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents. 

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