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April 8th

Ronald L. Riebel, 75

April 8, 2013

Ronald L. Riebel, 75, of New Bremen, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.  

He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Columbus. He was the son of George Lewis and Frances (Hartman) Riebel.

Barbara J. Smith, 83

April 8, 2013

Barbara J. Smith, 83, of 817 Columbia St. in St. Marys, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.

She was born on May 30, 1929, in Muncie, Ind. to Ralph and Vivian (McMahon) Campbell.

On Nov. 1, 1952, in Lima, she married Claude “Pete” Smith, who died on April 25, 2002.

April 5th

Edward J. Miller, 56

April 5, 2013

Edward J. Miller, 56, of New Bremen, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at his mother’s residence.  

He was born on Feb. 18, 1957, in Coldwater. He was the son of the late Clyde and Wanda (Hunsaker) Miller. His mother survives in New Bremen.  

Robert “Bob” J. Eshleman, 53

April 5, 2013

Robert “Bob” J. Eshleman, 53, of 817 Hackney St. in St. Marys, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

 He was born on May 4, 1959, in St. Marys, to Stanferd and Marilyn (Kohnen) Eshleman.

Leo Helentjaris, 89

April 5, 2013

Leo Helentjaris, 89, of Celina, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, of natural causes.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Dayton, to parents Thomas Helentjaris and Lillian Bailey, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Henrietta White, who preceded him in death on April 25, 1912.

Joan A. Eilerman, 78

April 5, 2013

Joan A. Eilerman, 78, of Fort Loramie, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. 

She was born on May 8, 1934, in Maria Stein to the late Edward J. and Olivia (Brunswick) Bergman. 

She married Donald P. Eilerman on Oct. 6, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1994. 

Glen S. “Grinny” Fox, 89

April 5, 2013

Glen S. “Grinny” Fox, 89, of Celina, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital of natural causes.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1923, in Mendon, to parents Pete Fox and Hazel Stewart, both of whom preceded him in death.

He married his first wife, Dorothy Fox, on Feb. 8, 1945, and she preceded him in death in Nov. 1985.

On Sept. 6, 1993, he married Kathy Clay Fast Fox, who survives.

April 4th

James V. Rosengarten, 65

April 4, 2013

James V. Rosengarten, 65, of Celina, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1948, in Celina, to the late Florian Rosengarten and Martha (Grisez) Rosengarten who survives in Celina.

April 3rd

Thomas J. Froning, 95

April 3, 2013

Thomas J. Froning, 95, of Elmwood of New Bremen, formerly of Second Street, Minster, died at 6:18 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1918, in Minster, to the late Bernard and Philomena M. (Droesch) Froning.

He married Bernadine F. Poeppelman on Jan. 19, 1946, in Minster.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1993. 

April 2nd

Todd V. Mallory, 52

April 2, 2013

Todd V. Mallory, 52, died at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1961, in St. Marys, to parents Vernon "Bud," who survives in St. Marys, and Mary Jane (Kelley) Mallory, who preceded him in death.

He is also survived by his former wife, Jami (Furbee) Mallory, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and by his girlfriend, Marcelle Ranes of Findlay.

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