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July 23rd

“Terrible” Ted E. Shelby, 57

July 23, 2013

“Terrible” Ted E. Shelby, 57, of Mendon, passed away on July 17, 2013, after losing his long battle with cancer.

He was born in St. Marys to the late Ned and Dorothy “Dot” Shelby.

Before graduating from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1973, Ted had already developed a strong interest in cars. He was very proud that as a teenager, he owned not one, but two 1970 Pontiac Trans Ams. After high school, he went on to attend the GM Automotive Service Education Program.

Martha E. Kohlhorst, 87

July 23, 2013

Martha E. Kohlhorst, 87, of 811 W. Jay St., St. Marys, died on Monday, July 22, 2013, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Edna (Clark) Weadock.

She married Marlin Kohlhorst on Aug. 14, 1943, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys. She and Marlin would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on that day.

July 19th

Albert J. Bustetter, 92

July 19, 2013

Albert J. Bustetter, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at Auglaize Acres.  

He was born on July 27, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the son of John and Frances (Fischer) Bustetter, who preceded him in death.  

On June 5, 1946, he married Evelyn A. Seitz, and she died on July 16, 2009.     

David V. Gaerke, 57

July 19, 2013

David V. Gaerke, 57, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home. He was born on March 27, 1956, in Coldwater, to the late Leonard Gaerke and Lillian (Will) Gaerke-Homan, who survives in Coldwater.

On May 19, 1979, he married Cindy L. (Bender) in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena, and she survives in Coldwater.

Betty M. Homan, 78

July 19, 2013

Betty M. Homan, 78, of St. Henry, died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Gardens at St. Henry.

She was born on March 9, 1935, in Burkettsville, to the late Raymond and Agnes (Jacobs) Brunswick.

On Nov. 17, 1956, she married Ivo P. Homan in Burkettsville, and he survives in St. Henry.

Clay Jay Shaner Jr., 95

July 19, 2013

Clay Jay  Shaner Jr., 95, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Golden Living Valley in St. Marys.

Clay was born on May 5, 1918, in Celina, to the late Henry Clay Shaner  and Bessie Pearl (Miller) Shaner.  

He married Vera Irene Lusk Shaner, who died in August 1991.

Roger F. “Bud” Patton, 83

July 19, 2013

Roger F. “Bud” Patton, 83, of Wapakoneta died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his niece’s residence. 

Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. 

Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery near Uniopolis. 

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday. 

Other arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Debra K. Hague, 55

July 19, 2013

Debra K. Hague, 55, of St. Johns, died at 1 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on July 2, 1958, in Coldwater, the daughter of Frederick Trafzer and Julietta (Kunk) Trafzer.  

Her mother and stepfather, Julietta and Virgil Schwieterman, survive in Celina, and her father survives in Wapakoneta.

On July 21, 1979, she married Dennis A. Hague, and he survives.

Audry J. Monnin, 80

July 19, 2013

Audry J. Monnin, 80, of Hardin Wapak Road, Botkins, died at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence. 

He was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Shelby County around Russia, to the late Wilbert and Matilda (Sherman) Monnin. 

He married Marietta R. Heitkamp on Oct. 2, 1956, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein. She survives in Botkins. 

James S. Knous Sr., 77

July 19, 2013

James S. Knous Sr., 77, of 114 Leona St., Celina, died on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at The Gardens of Celina in Celina.

Mr. Knous was born on Aug. 20, 1935, in Van Wert, the son of Clifford and Stella (Gallimorre) Knous.

On March 12, 1954, in Portland, Ind., he married Jacqueline R. Hoselton, who survives.

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