Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Stefan Prescott Lowe, 20, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home in Elida.
He was born in Noblesville, Ind., with a full head of hair, on Feb. 2, 1993. He is survived by his mother, Teri (Bruce) Maag of Elida, his father, Brian (Angie) Lowe of Dayton, a brother, Cassidy Lowe of Dublin, grandmother, Elaine Jones of Fort Wayne, Ind., and his aunts, uncles and cousins.
Frances I. Reeder, 101, of Spencerville, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at her residence with her children at her side.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1912, in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, a daughter of George Washington and Rosa Jane Reynolds Miller, who are deceased.
On Jan. 29, 1931, she married Lester J. Reeder, who died on April 13, 2010, at the age of 103. They lived in their own home for 79 years.
Emory B. Michel, 85, a longtime resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in Nova, the son of William and Ruth (Brouder) Michel.
He married Janet Consla on Dec. 23, 1950, in Beach City, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2008.
He is survived by his nephews David Brown of Dayton; Gary Thomas of Old Saybrook, Mass.; a niece, Ruthann Swenson of Boston, Mass.; and many other nieces and nephews.
June (Scheer) Slade, 93, formerly of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her home in Saratoga, Calif.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1920, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late William and Alma (Moeller) Scheer.
On April 16, 1961, she married Rolf Slade at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and he survives in Saratoga, Calif.
June is also survived by her daughter, Ann (Slade) Davis, two grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Keeley Bree Link, 10 months old, of Minster, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 14, 2012, at Miami Hospital, Dayton, to Matthew and Michelle Van (Skyock) Link. They survive in Minster.
Leo R. Buchler, 86, of 8846 North St., Kettlersville, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 6, 1927, in McCartyville, to parents Raymond and Dora (Meyer) Buehler, who preceded him in death.
He was married on Sept. 4, 1954, in Minster, to Mary L. Bernard, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2006.
Dorothy A. Smith, 92, of 212 S. Main St. in Minster, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1920, in Minster, to Louis and Caroline (Lampert) Bensman, and they preceded her in death.
She was married on June 20, 1942, in Minster, to John W. Smith. He died on April 9, 1994. She is survived by one son, and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda Smith of New Bremen, and a grandson, Matthew Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.
Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83, of rural New Knoxville, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on April 22, 1930, to (Omen) Bernard and Lena (Briggs) Davenport.
Her mother died when she was 7 months old and her dad and brother moved in with her father’s parents, Frank and Nora Davenport.
On June 24, 1950, she married William A. Meckstroth, who preceded her in death.
S. Margaret Koons, 92, formerly of 730 Hillcrest Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on June 3, 1921, the daughter of Joe and Agnes (Lawler) Gearing. She married George Koons on Aug. 10, 1946, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys.
She is also survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Jo) Koons of Vandalia, William (Nancy) Koons of Chagrin Falls, Jeanetta (Mark) Muhlenkamp of Englewood, and Barb (Ken) Niekamp of Centerville.
Jack D. Kuck, 83, of 211 Botkins Angle Road, New Knoxville, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1930, in Lima, the son of Harvey and Meta (Kuck) Kuck.
He married Jean Feight on July 14, 1956, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two sons, Matthew Kuck (Janice Dutton) of Wapakoneta and Mike Kuck of New Knoxville, by four grandchildren, Mark Kuck, Christopher Kuck, Natalie Arn and Stewart Kuck, by five great-grandchildren.