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August 12th

Paul E. Sawmiller, 87

August 12, 2013

Paul E. Sawmiller, 87, of rural Spencerville, died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at his residence.  

He was born on Sept. 15, 1925, in Van Wert County, the son of Arthur and Mildred (Rempher) Sawmiller, who preceded him in death.  

On July 14, 1947, he married Jean A. Kolter, and she survives.

Mary Louise Neumeier, 91

August 12, 2013

Mary Louise Neumeier, 91, died after an extended illness at her Silver Street home with her children encircling her at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.  Mary’s wish to remain in her home was made possible through the care of her loving sons, Dick and Matt. She was eager to re-join Elmer, who died on May 14, 2012, with whom she raised 19 children to adulthood.  An infant daughter Victoria preceded the couple to heaven on Aug. 14, 1964. Their daughter Rebecca Mosler, who died on Sept. 6, 2012, was also there to welcome her mother home.  

August 9th

John Drees, 48

August 9, 2013

John Drees, 48, of Minster, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at his home. 
He was born on Sept. 13, 1964, in St. Marys, to the late Arthur P. and Rosalie (Noonan) Drees. 
He is survived by sons Tyler and Alex, both of Minster; five sisters; three brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. 
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Paul T. “Tom” Connors Sr., 63

August 9, 2013

Paul T. “Tom” Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
He was born on July 23, 1950, in Estil, Ky., the son of Thomas Burton and Valley (Cooley) Connors, who preceded him in death.
On April 9, 2010, he married Kathy Wagner, and she survives.

August 7th

Donalee Sue Johnides, 86

August 7, 2013

Donalee Sue Johnides, 86, passed away peacefully at 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

Donalee was from Wooster, where she lived most of her life. She recently moved to Celina to be close to her family.

She was married to Paul Johnides, a life-long resident of Wooster.

Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Jenny Johnides of Celina; daughter-in-law Carol Johnides of Indianapolis, Ind.; her grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters.

July 31st

Kenneth J. Kramer, 69

July 31, 2013

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

July 31, 2013

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.

July 29th

Lucille S. Henke, 94

July 29, 2013

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

July 29, 2013

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

July 29, 2013

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. 

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