Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jessalyn L. Miller, 92, formerly of 228 N. Cherry St. in St. Marys, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Miller House in Celina.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1920, in Wapakoneta, to Vernon O. and Emma M. (Rohrbach) Miars.
On May 6, 1938, in Portland, Ind., she married Wiley Wayne Miller, who died on Oct. 23, 1991.
Doyle M. Lhamon, 88, of 875 Meadow Lane in St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on May 14, 1924, in Marion, to Clarence and Magdalena (Loegel) Lhamon.
He was first married to Doris M. Howell, who died on July 13, 1975. He later married Mary Elizabeth Fiebelkorn, who survives.
Harvey J. Schmiesing, 85, of 11755 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 1, 1927, in Minster, to the late John and Rose (Sommer) Schmiesing.
He married Viona Prenger on Oct. 18, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt. She survives in Egypt.
He is also survived by a son, Paul Schmiesing and Beth Berning, Egypt; daughter Kathy and Lester Tobe, Egypt; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
Hazel M. Fireoved, 91, of Mendon, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1921, in Center Township, Mercer County, to parents Purn Ray and Rhoda Hannah Newcomb Copeland.
She married Lawrence Delbert Donovan on Aug. 16, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1949.
She married Wayne Eugene Fireoved on May 30, 1956, and he survives.
Albert F. Freytag, 87, of 2233 State Route 362, Minster, died at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Albert and Amelia (Boerger) Freytag.
He married Marjorie M. “Marj” DeLaet on June 12, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. She survives in Minster.
Virgil E. Anspaugh, 95, of Mendon, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, of natural causes.
He was born on April 21, 1917, in Berne, Ind., to parents Edward and Sarah Wendel Anspaugh, both of whom preceded him in death.
On June 10, 1937, he married Charlotte Shope, who preceded him in death on June 7, 2009.
He is survived by a son, Floyd and Dorothy Anspaugh of Mendon; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Dewaine E. Byerley, 78, of St. Marys, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Celina, to William A. and Florence M. (Cook) Byerley.
On Nov. 10, 1956, in St. Marys, he married Shirley "Shirt" Klosterman, who died on Sept. 7, 2008.
Reuben D. Deerhake, 84, of 17226 N. 130 Ave., Sun City West, Ariz., died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Sun City West.
He was born on June 22, 1928, in New Knoxville, the son of LeRoy and Laura (Vordermark) Deerhake.
He married Pauline Howard on May 10, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2012.
He is survived by his three brothers, the Rev. Marvin (Mary) Deerhake of Bicknell, Ind., Robert (Sandy) Deerhake of New Knoxville and Gene (Mary) Deerhake of Marblehead.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Zane Miller, 86, of 102 Ohio St., St. Marys, was found dead at his residence on Monday, March 11, 2013.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1926, in Mendon, the son of George and Ruth (Baker) Miller.
He married Geraldine McMullen on Oct. 16, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1997.
Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1937, in Belmore, the son of Fred W. and Doris (Newell) Beam, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Joyce B. Fortman, and she survives.