Archive - Jul 2013 - Obituary
Kenneth J. Kramer, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his family farm.
He was born on May 24, 1944, in Sidney, the son of the late John and Emma (Lindhaus) Kramer. He was a graduate of Botkins High School, and served with the U.S. Army in Germany and the United States. On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Nancy K. Kritesin of Wapakoneta. His wife of 48 years survives on the family farm near Wapakoneta.
James P. Geis, 64, of 16550 Buckland River Road, Wapakoneta, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at his residence, following a nearly two-year battle with cancer.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1948, in Sidney, the son of Bernard and Cleopha (Nuss) Geis.
He married Debora Potbury on June 27, 1975, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three children, Laura (Ryan) Brandt of St. Marys, Daniel (Crystal) Geis of Winfield, Miss.; Scott Geis of Wapakoneta; by three grandchildren, Seth, Aleah and Hannah Brandt.
Lucille S. Henke, 94, of New Bremen, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on April 14, 1919, in New Bremen.
She was the daughter of Emil and Adeline (Koeper) Poppe.
On July 5, 1941, she married Frederick L. Henke who died on Feb. 11, 1989.
She was the last of her family, preceded in death by her three brothers, Wilfred, Alfred and John Poppe.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Charlene Ann Hess, 75, of 11535 Eilerman Road, Minster, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta. She was born on May 30, 1938, in Piqua, the daughter of the late Cecil Koontz and Mildred (Howett) Shroyer. She was married to Thomas Robbins who preceded her in death in Nov. of 2010.
Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Overman, 80, of 1495 State Route 716 Maria Stein, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born on May 3, 1933, in Osgood, to the late Joseph R. and Cecilia E. (Bruening) Frey.
Grace M. Carmean, 85, of 1913 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 17, 1927, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Erbin and Luetta (Piepmeyer) Stienecker.
She married Francis “Brow” Carmean on Dec. 22, 1945, in New Knoxville, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2013.
Carl D. Patten, 66, of 410 W. Parkwood St. in Sidney, died 9:48 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 21, 1947, in Bellefontaine, to James and Olive (Jennings) Patten.
On June 5, 1971, in Lakeview, he married Kathy Jo Ballentine, who survives.
Betty L. Stolzenburg, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:15 a.m. Monnday, July 22, 2013, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of Otis and Mary (Heath) Chilcoat, who preceded her in death. On April 12, 1948, she married Vernon F. Stolzenburg, and he died on Dec. 25, 2012.
Survivors include, four sons, Gary (Annette) Stolzenburg, Vernon, WS, Rick (Kim) Stolzenburg, Randy (Rebecca) Stolzenburg, and Steven Stolzenburg, all of Wapakoneta, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Aidyn Ray Kitchen, 26 days old, of St. Marys passed away at 7:34 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on June 25, 2013, in St. Marys, to Ashley M. Lawson of St. Marys and Dustin R. Kitchen of Celina.
Survivors include his maternal grandmother; paternal grandparents; by three great-grandparents; two uncles; two aunts.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother.
Ruth E. Bowsher, 87, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.