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September 6th

Cory D. Michael, 27

September 6, 2013

Cory D. Michael, 27, of 148 N. Lincoln St. Minster, died on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his residence following a 14-month illness.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1986, in Troy, to Michele Michael of Minster and Douglas and a stepmother Blanca Michael of St. Marys.
He married Angela J. Brown on Oct. 30, 2010, in St. Augustine Church, Minster. She survives in Minster.

Beatrice B. Pifer, 95

September 6, 2013

Beatrice B. Pifer, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.  

She was born on April 13, 1918, in  Rockford, to LeRoy and Bertha Leininger Pifer.

Beatrice is survived by four sisters; five nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.  

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Tom Brunstrup, officiating.  

Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71

September 6, 2013

Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71, of Montpelier passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.  He was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Bryan, to Robert S. and Josephine (Pignataro) Brandt. 

Bob graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959.  On Aug. 21, 1965, he married Juanita Briner, and she preceded him in death.

Bettina “Janie” Winters, 68

September 6, 2013

Bettina “Janie” Winters, 68, of 215 Knoxville Ave., St. Marys, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in the Emergency Department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 9, 1945, in Celina, the daughter of Harold and Betty (Goodwin) Dunlap.

She is survived by her siblings, James (Sandy) Dunlap of St. Marys, Sandra (Dennis) Kugler of St. Marys, Kathy Ward of St. Marys, Valerie (Danny) Salisbury of St. Marys, Anita (Ron) Savage of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.

September 4th

Joan J. Ruterbories, 80

September 4, 2013

Joan J. Ruterbories, 80, of Celina, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in  Nilegh, Neb. to Harold and Melissa (Bare) Johnson.

On Dec. 26, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Neb., she married Joseph Duane Ruterbories, who died in April 1995.

James V. “Jim” Beatty, 69

September 4, 2013

James V. “Jim”  Beatty, 69, of Kettlersville, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Loramie, while camping with his family.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Dayton, to Tilford and Mary Craycraft Beatty. Both parents preceded him in death.

On June 4, 1997, he married Jane Sager who survives in Kettlersville.

September 3rd

Joan Ruterbories, 80

September 3, 2013

Joan Ruterbories, 80, of Celina, died on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller–Long and Folk Funeral Home (High Street Chapel) in St. Marys, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Karen Sue Stief, 64

September 3, 2013

Karen Sue Stief, 64, of 500 W. Wayne St. in Celina, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1949, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to the late William and Donna (Romary) Thomas.

On May 15, 1993, she married Larry Stief of Celina. Also surviving is a brother and sister-in-law and a niece.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home.

Philip Eugene Crumpler, 75

September 3, 2013

Philip Eugene Crumpler, 75, of 119 Dogwood Drive in Celina, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Gardens at Celina.

He was born on Dec. 22, 1937, in Xenia, to the late Roger and Dorothy (Manor) Duncan.

Survivors include four sisters and four brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; one brother-in-law; one nephew.

Walter E. “Wally” Dulebohn, 63

September 3, 2013

Walter E. “Wally” Dulebohn, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born on March 4, 1950, in Auglaize County to Charles B. and Viola (Kaeck) Dulebohn,who preceded him in death. 

On Sept. 5, 1981, he married Elaine M. Burris, who survives in Wapakoneta.

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