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April 24th

Edna C. Tontrup, 87

April 24, 2013

Edna C. Tontrup, 87, of 1423 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in St. Marys Township, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Ruedebusch) Schroeder.

She married Louis Tontrup on Aug. 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1974.

She is survived by her three children, Sandra Tontrup of Dayton, Steven Tontrup of St. Marys, Stan Tontrup of St. Marys; by one sister, Naomi Rison of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.

April 22nd

Marjorie Jones, 87

April 22, 2013

Marjorie Jones, 87, of 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.

She was born on March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Grant and Nora (Hines) Tester.

She married Joseph Jones on Sept. 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.

Betty Jane Koons, 76

April 22, 2013

Betty Jane Koons, 76, former resident of Port Jefferson, joyfully passed through heaven’s gates at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty Jane was born on Sept. 13, 1936, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Walter and Luella (Kinninger) Fahnestock of Sidney.

Roy “Bob” Koons married Betty Jane Fanestock on Jan. 23, 1954, and they shared over 59 years together.

Dorothy Louise Luedeke, 96

April 22, 2013

Dorothy Louise Luedeke, 96, of New Bremen, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1916, to Frank and Bertha (Thiesing) Sunderman.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Frederick Luedeke.  Also, by her brother James F. Sunderman, her daughter Kathleen (Augustine) Mascaro, and a great-grandson Jonathan David Hjelmgren.

Eugene E. “Gene” Lauth, 68

April 22, 2013

Eugene E. “Gene” Lauth, 68, of Spencerville, died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday April 20, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room, following a sudden illness.  

He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Spencerville, the son of Howard and Mary Jean (Freewalt) Lauth, who preceded him in death.  

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley (Michael) Johnson, Spencerville; two granddaughters, Chevrolet and Carleigh Johnson; a former wife, Kay (Burden) Lauth, Spencerville; a brother, Everett (Phyllis) Lauth, Mendon.

Orin J. Roettger, 89

April 22, 2013

Orin J. Roettger, 89, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Clarence and Luetta (Dammeyer) Roettger, who preceded him in death.

On  Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, and they were married for 69 years. She survives at the residence.

April 19th

Chet Lore, 54

April 19, 2013

Chet Lore, 54, of 223 Lynn St. in St. Marys, died at 5:43 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on June 20, 1958, in Dayton, to Louis and Mary (Dupont) Lore.

On June 30, 1979, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys, he married Sueann Adams, who survives.

Helen M. James, 94

April 19, 2013

Helen M. James, 94, formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1918, in Whitten, Iowa, and later lived in Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Jess) James in 1979, and her sons, Larry and Thomas James.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Christina) Edgington of Wichita, Kan.; one grandson, Thomas James II and his wife, Kendra, of Goddard, Kan.; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

Leo J. Osterholt, Sr., 91

April 19, 2013

Leo J. Osterholt, Sr., 91, formerly of Philothea, and most recently of Coldwater, Mich.; passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

He was born on April 17, 1922, in Fort Recovery, to the late Bernard and Johanna (Wenning) Osterholt.

He was married on May 8, 1943, to Natalia “Dee Dee” (Barnhart), who passed away on Jan. 5, 2013.

Mary Wolfe, 70

April 19, 2013

Mary Wolfe, 70, of St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home (314 W. High St. Chapel) in St. Marys.

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