Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Marcedis Miller, 82, of Wapakoneta, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Urban A. Grevenkamp “The Watkins Man,” 89, of Celina, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on June 8, 1923, in Cassella, to the late Henry and Mary (Olding) Grevenkamp.
Bruce A. Van Dine, 54, of 407 N. Vine St., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1959, in St. Marys, to Perry and Sarah (Freistuhler) Van Dine.
Survivors include a brother, Larry Van Dine of St. Marys; nephew Dustin Crowell, also of St. Marys; his best friend, Art Cook of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
George E. Raudabaugh, 55, of Dublin, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Kobacker House.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Beth; parents, G. Edward and Jeanette; brothers, Chris (Cheryl), Bill (Jill) Raudabaugh; sister, Lori (Paul) Havlovitz; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
After George graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School, he served in the Army as a Russian translator.
George was a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Eileen M. Stienecker, 88, formerly of 1506 Neil Ave. in St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Guy and Genevieve (Meyers) Hussey.
On Dec. 29, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Merlin H. Stienecker, who died on July 5, 1996.
Francis S. “Brow” Carmean, 93, of 1913 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on July 1, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Stephen and Cina (Bowman) Carmean.
He married Grace Stienecker on Dec. 22, 1945, and she survives in St. Marys.
Elsie J. (Vonderheide) Winner, 75, of Celina, died on Monday, March 25, 2013.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in Fort Loramie, to the late Albert and Rose Vonderheide.
She married Donald A. Winner on June 24, 1961, and he preceded her death, along with three brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by five children, Diane (Cliff) Cerbus, Deborah (Bob) Glass, David (Amy) Winner, Dan Winner and Dean (Crista) Winner; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters.
Dallas E. Pierstorff, 83, of Celina, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1929, in Celina, to the late Edward E. and Hazel L. (Fast) Pierstorff.
He married Kathryn "Kitty" Gengler on Nov. 4, 1951, and she survives, along with three children, Diane (Barry) Fennig of Celina, Rebekah Pierstorff Snead of St. Augustine, Fla. and Eric (Jodi) Pierstorff of Celina; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law.
Opal L. Barber, 91, of Celina, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 , at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born on July 28, 1921, in Mercer County, to the late Earl and Edith (Deitsch) VanTilburg.
She married John C. Barber on Nov. 21, 1939, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1998.
She is survived by three children, Don Barber of Mendon, Va., (Robert) Hoenie of Del Rio, Texas and Marilyn Hoenie of Celina; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Jerry D. Piper, 60, of Celina, died at 12:37 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Mercer Health in Coldwater, of natural causes.
He was born on May 21, 1952, in Celina, to parents Dana Piper, who survives in Celina, and Mary Cisco Piper, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 2, 1972, he married Linda Hime, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving is a son, Brad and Jacci Piper of Celina; a daughter, Cari and Avery Calabrese of Celina; three brothers; a sister; two grandchildren.