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Daniel L. Hilgeford, 58

May 31, 2013

Daniel L. Hilgeford, 58, 4869 East 800 North Bryant passed away Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2013, at his residence.  He was born in Celina March 15, 1955 the son of Arnold and Martha (Muhlenkamp) Hilgeford.

He was married Nov. 7, 1975 to Linda Huey who survives.  Surviving are his wife Linda; parents Arnold and Martha Hilgeford of Portland; one son Kurtis (Melinda) Hilgeford of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Kim (Chris) Regedanz of Celina, Christy (Keith) Kahlig of Portland, and Angie (Caleb) Lutes of Portland; one brother; five sisters and five grandchildren.

May 29th

Gerald H. Siebert, 72

May 29, 2013

Gerald H. Siebert, 72, of 3228 Swawp Road in Celina, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence in Celina.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Celina, to the late Harold and Opal (Linn) Siebert.

Survivors include his son, Mark Siebert, of Whitehouse; daughters and son-in-law, Amy Siebert of Whitehouse, Trina and Dave Elieff of Liberty Center; four grandchildren; a brother.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Roy Butts.

Allen W. Ridgway, 55

May 29, 2013

Allen W. Ridgway, 55, of Michigan City, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at home.  

He was born on Aug. 23, 1957, in Bluffton, Ind., to Vaughn Emery and Lettie Marie (Miller) Ridgway. Allen is survived by his children, Heather (Michael) Wilson and Eric (Monaka) Ridgway, both of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; his sister, Mary Howard of LaPorte and his brother, Keith Ridgway of Batesville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Michael “Speaky” Speakman, 67

May 29, 2013

Michael “Speaky” Speakman, 67, of 823 Greenvale Ave. in St. Marys, ultimately defeated cancer on his own terms when he was finally called home at 3:28 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and cat, Phoebe.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1946, in Van Wert, to Ralph and Betty (Severn) Speakman.

On May 20, 1972, in St. Marys, he married Trudy Solomon, who survives.

May 24th

Marcille A. Sailor, 86

May 24, 2013

Marcille A. Sailor, 86, of Jackson Center, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Miami Valley Medical Center, Dayton.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Shelby County, the daughter of George F. and Matilda Kempfer Wildermuth, who preceded her in death.

Harold E. Hesse, 89

May 24, 2013

Harold E. Hesse, 89, of Spencerville, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Van Wert Community Hospice Center, with his son and daughter at his side.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1923, in Mendon, the son of Ralph Ernest and Ethel Mae Shank Hesse, who preceded him in death.

He had been married to Verna M. Rasberry, who survives in St. Marys. On April 23, 1977, he married Vivian Kay Grear, who died on June 24, 2008.

Kurt Eldon Piper, 73

May 24, 2013

Kurt Eldon Piper, 73, of Neptune, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on June 23, 1939, in Neptune, the son of Lowell “Bud” and Ada (Martin) Piper, both of whom preceded him in death.

On May 27, 1961, he married Amelia Sue Hertenstein; she preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1997.

Kurt Eldon Piper, 73

May 24, 2013

Kurt Eldon Piper, 73, of Neptune, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence. Arrangments are pending at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Harold E. Hesse, 89

May 24, 2013

Harold E. Hesse, 89, of Spencerville, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Van Wert Community Hospice Center. Funeral services are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bruce E. “Screwy” Gehm, 51

May 24, 2013

Bruce E. “Screwy” Gehm, 51, of Burkettsville, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima.

He was born on July 21, 1961, in Celina, to Lester and Blanche (Cencebaugh) Gehm, who survive in Coldwater.

He is also survived by four brothers and sisters; 10 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater, the Rev. Rick Brosher, officiating.

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