Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Marietta J. Bonifas, 63, formerly of St. Marys died on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller — Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High Street Chapel in St. Marys.
Suzanne Eutsler, 66, of Spencerville, died at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health System, with her family and friends at her side. She was born on Dec. 10, 1946, in Bellefontaine, a daughter of Carl W. and Hazel Katherine Shepherd McKenzie, who are deceased. On July 17, 1976, she married Robert E. “Huff” Eutsler, who survives.
Judith K. Goodwin, 71, of 415 S. Vine St. in St. Marys, died at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1941, to Howard and Marguerite (Ellis) Gray.
On June 5, 1962, in Fremont, she married Albert "Sluggo" Goodwin, who survives.
Christina “Tina” M. Heitbrink, 44, of Minster, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1968, in Coldwater, to the late Cletus and Velma (Clune) Heitbrink.
Her mother survives in Maria Stein.
She is also survived by three brothers; three sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Rev. Tom Brenberger, celebrant.
Ruth Zimmerman, 77, formerly of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center - Northeast in Concord, N.C.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1935, in Dorchester County, S.C. to Le Roy and Annie Laurie (Mizell) Hilton.
On Oct. 15, 1960, she married Richard Zimmerman, who died on March 11, 1993.
Ann K. Knapke, 72, 142 Cottonwood Dr.; Celina, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Ann was born on Jan. 14, 1941, to Henry and Ester (Nordenbrock) Schenking in Celina. She received her nursing degree from Mount St. Joseph College in 1963 and on July 4, 1964, she married Thomas A. Knapke.
She worked as a nurse for a time but decided she wanted to pursue a teaching career. In 1972, Ann received her master’s degree in special education from Wright State University and enjoyed a fulfilling teaching career which spanned 30 years.
William E. Schulenberg, 86, of Nakomes, Fla., died on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1927, in New Bremen.
He was the son of Elton and Mildred (Vornholt) Schulenberg.
In 1952, he married the former Ruth Miles and they recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
Iona J. Berning, 80, of 415 W. Oliver St., St. Marys, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 15, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Edgar and Lillian Henning.
She married Mathias Berning on June 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1974.
Tommie A. Real, 75, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.
He was born on Oct. 7, 1937, in Celina, the son of the late Otho and Myrtle Graham Real.
Survivors include his wife, the former Allis Walter, whom he married on Aug. 17, 1954, his children, Kevin (Becky) Real, of La Salle, Ill.; Jody (Butch) Barnett, of Warren; Tomi (Joseph) Portale, of Johnson; and Penni (Harold) Rosenberger, of Cortland; four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Rolland Zimmerman, 90, of 3820 Hone-Weir Road in Celina, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Miller House, Celina. He was born on Jan. 19, 1923, in Celina, to the late Ralph and Elsie (Eichenauer) Zimmerman. On Sept. 14, 1945, he married Betty Lou Hays, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law Craig and Carol Zimmerman, of Celina, three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers and sister-in-law, and his sister and brother-in-law.