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May 2nd

Don Lee Dicke, 77

May 2, 2013

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.

May 1st

Pauline R. Schmiesing, 89

May 1, 2013

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

May 1, 2013

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.  

April 29th

Mary M. Poppe, 89

April 29, 2013

Mary M. Poppe, 89, of 1807 Kingsbury Drive in St. Marys, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on April 6, 1924, in St. Marys, to Charles and Sylvia (Grunden) Eberle.

Survivors include a    daughter, Linda Sue (Robert Schumacher) Poppe of St. Marys; a brother, C. Albert (Arlene) Eberle  of St. Marys; a sister, Patricia Burden  of Lima; numerous nieces and nephews.

April 26th

Cletus F. Wenning, 84

April 26, 2013

Cletus F. Wenning, 84, of Ohio 716, Osgood died at 9:15 a.m.  Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home.  

He was born on Dec. 9, 1928 in Yorkshire, to the late Anton and Sophia (Hoelscher) Wenning.  

On May 14, 1955, he married Lois Schlarman in St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. She survives in Osgood.  

Robert F. Butterman, 88

April 26, 2013

Robert F. Butterman, 88, of New Bremen, formerly of Lakeview and Marion, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Elwood Nursing Center in New Bremen.

He was born March 1, 1925, in Marion to the late Ora E. and Clara I. (Fleming) Butterman.

In 1962, he married Violet M. (Bland) Butterman she preceded him in death in 1987, he then married Elizabeth A. (McClaskey) in 1990, she preceded him in death in 2001.

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79

April 26, 2013

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79, of Mendon, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1933, in Van Wert, to parents Clifford E. Garwick and Maxine (Clover) Garwick Putman and stepfather Robert E.L. Putman, all of whom preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy E. (Bair) in 1952, and she survives, along with their daughter, Sherry Davis (and Dan Gabriel) of Celina.

Their son, Scott R. Garwick, passed away in August 2012.

Larry L. Leffel, 70

April 26, 2013

Larry L. Leffel, 70, of New Knoxville, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Walter and Violet (Truesdale) Leffel.

He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his three children, Craig (Esther) Leffel of New Knoxville, Keith (Susan) Leffel of New Knoxville and Amy (Gregg) Weadock of New Knoxville; by his grandchildren, Zachary Leffel, Lucas Leffel, Rachel Leffel, Logan Leffel, Morgan Leffel, Alicia Weadock and Erica Weadock.

April 25th

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79

April 25, 2013

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79, of Mendon, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1933, in Van Wert, to parents Clifford E. Garwick and Maxine (Clover) Garwick Putman and stepfather Robert E.L. Putman, all of whom preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy E. (Bair) in 1952, and she survives, along with their daughter, Sherry Davis (and Dan Gabriel) of Celina.

Their son, Scott R. Garwick, passed away in Aug. 2012.

April 24th

Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75

April 24, 2013

Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75, of North Huntington, Pa.; and formerly of Celina, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntington, Pa.

She was born on April 9, 1938, in Celina, to the late George and Jane (Riley) Smalley. Suzanne is survived by her son, John R. Marion of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law; two sisters and brothers-in-law; her friend; a special niece and several other nieces and nephews.

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