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April 22nd

Dorothy Louise Luedeke, 96

April 22, 2013

Dorothy Louise Luedeke, 96, of New Bremen, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1916, to Frank and Bertha (Thiesing) Sunderman.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Frederick Luedeke.  Also, by her brother James F. Sunderman, her daughter Kathleen (Augustine) Mascaro, and a great-grandson Jonathan David Hjelmgren.

Eugene E. “Gene” Lauth, 68

April 22, 2013

Eugene E. “Gene” Lauth, 68, of Spencerville, died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday April 20, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room, following a sudden illness.  

He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Spencerville, the son of Howard and Mary Jean (Freewalt) Lauth, who preceded him in death.  

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley (Michael) Johnson, Spencerville; two granddaughters, Chevrolet and Carleigh Johnson; a former wife, Kay (Burden) Lauth, Spencerville; a brother, Everett (Phyllis) Lauth, Mendon.

Orin J. Roettger, 89

April 22, 2013

Orin J. Roettger, 89, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Clarence and Luetta (Dammeyer) Roettger, who preceded him in death.

On  Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, and they were married for 69 years. She survives at the residence.

April 19th

Chet Lore, 54

April 19, 2013

Chet Lore, 54, of 223 Lynn St. in St. Marys, died at 5:43 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on June 20, 1958, in Dayton, to Louis and Mary (Dupont) Lore.

On June 30, 1979, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys, he married Sueann Adams, who survives.

Helen M. James, 94

April 19, 2013

Helen M. James, 94, formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1918, in Whitten, Iowa, and later lived in Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Jess) James in 1979, and her sons, Larry and Thomas James.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Christina) Edgington of Wichita, Kan.; one grandson, Thomas James II and his wife, Kendra, of Goddard, Kan.; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

Leo J. Osterholt, Sr., 91

April 19, 2013

Leo J. Osterholt, Sr., 91, formerly of Philothea, and most recently of Coldwater, Mich.; passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

He was born on April 17, 1922, in Fort Recovery, to the late Bernard and Johanna (Wenning) Osterholt.

He was married on May 8, 1943, to Natalia “Dee Dee” (Barnhart), who passed away on Jan. 5, 2013.

Mary Wolfe, 70

April 19, 2013

Mary Wolfe, 70, of St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home (314 W. High St. Chapel) in St. Marys.

Ernest E. Wenning, 81

April 19, 2013

Ernest E. Wenning,  81, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.  

He was born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Carthagena.

He was the son of Ben H. and Bernadine (Weitzel) Wenning.  

Gerhard S. Kuhr, 86

April 19, 2013

Gerhard S. Kuhr, 86, of 124 Lakewood Court, St. Marys, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Brno, Czech Republic, the son of Frank and Josephine (Schefczik) Kuhr.

He married Naida Sweet on July 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2007.

He is survived by his four children, Irene Kuhr of St. Marys, Mark (Rosie) Kuhr of Celina, John Kuhr of Lima and Ann (Mike) Brugger of Englewood; by two grandchildren, Charlotte and Michelle.

Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90

April 19, 2013

Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90, of Russia, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

She was born on April 24, 1922, in Newport, to the late John and Mary (Moorman) Perin. 

She married Lawrence F. Forthofer on April 24, 1946, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Newport.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2000. 

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