Archive - 2013 - Obituary
William Frey, 68, of rural New Knoxville, died on Sunday May 5, 2013, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Mary Ann Fleck, 71, of 44429 Fairground Road in Celina, left the loving care of her family at 9:38 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, from the Lima Memorial Hospital to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven.
She was born on July 19, 1941, to the late Arthur and Golda (Now) Jeffries in Celina.
She married the love of her life, Carl E. Fleck, on Oct. 29, 1960, and celebrated 52 years of marriage last year.
Also surviving are her two daughters, Deb and Cathi Fleck of Celina and Diana Fleck of St. Marys; her sister, Margery Rush of St. Marys.
Carl C. Dirksen, 72, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence in Celina.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Osgood, to the late August and Henrietta (Stucke) Dirksen.
On June 13, 1964, he married Mary Stelzer, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are his two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Carrie Dirksen of Beavercreek, Dan and Amy Dirksen of Celina; four grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law;
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
He served in the National Guard.
Charlene A. Waterman, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Shawnee Manor.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Lima, the daughter of Guy and Georgiana Walker, who preceded her in death.
On Oct. 24, 1953, she married Thomas H. “Tom” Waterman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2008.
Survivors include four children, Jay Waterman, Lima, Jill (Tom) Clarke, Leonardtown, Md., Jeff Waterman, Spencerville, Jon (Jamie) Waterman, Wapakoneta; three grandchildren.
Mildred A. “Mude” Hausfeld, 90, of 2080 State Route 716, Maria Stein, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1923, in St. Henry, to the late Alfred and Bernadine (Romer) Davis.
She married Roman Hausfeld on July 24, 1948, in St. Henry. He survives in Maria Stein.
Mark A. "Marty" Vehorn, 51, of 139B N. Main St., Minster, died at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on July 7, 1961, in Coldwater, to Ralph and Nancy (Daly) Verhorn. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by five sisters, along with 18 nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein, the Rev. Gene Schnipke, officiant.
Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.
Paul B. Brown, 80, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Auglaize Acres.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1933, in Auglaize County, the son of Roy J. and Alodia (Oen) Brown, who preceded him in death.
On June 14, 1961, he married Ruth E. Poeppelman, and she survives.
Don Lee Dicke, 77, quietly ascended from the pain and suffering of his physical body into the open arms of our Lord in Heaven, Jesus Christ, at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2013. In his last days, he was comforted, and reassured by all who loved him that he had fought and suffered long enough.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1935.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Berning, whom he married on Sept. 13, 1958, and children Pamela (Dicke) Miller, Christine Dicke, Michael Dicke and friend Trish Carter, Todd and Bridget (Schwartz) Dicke.
Pauline R. Schmiesing, 89, of Minster, died at 6:11 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1923, in Fort Loramie, to the late Clemens and Emma (Seger) Bender.
She married Melvin H. Schmiesing on April 27, 1946, in Fort Loramie. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2010.
Joseph “Jody” A. Barr, 55, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was born on May 24, 1959.
He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Margie (Jones) Barr; his mother, Connie (Kessler) Barr; brothers, Keith (Susie) and Brian (Pam) Barr; sister, Beth (Bill) Butts; an aunt and uncle, Jack and Marilyn Barr; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Jody was preceded in death by his father, Laurin Barr.