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March 22nd

Werner G. “Bern” Schwartz, 58

March 22, 2013

Werner G. “Bern” Schwartz, 58, of New Bremen, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his sister’s residence near St. Marys.  

Werner was born in St. Marys on May 11, 1954, to the late Louis C. and Rita B. (Dues) Schwartz.

Mary C. Moeller, 82

March 22, 2013

Mary C. Moeller, 82, of Celina, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Celina Manor, of natural causes.

She was born on March 30, 1930, in Sharpsburg, to parents Edward and Louisa Muhlenkamp Feltz, both of whom preceded her in death.

On June 2, 1948, she married Louis Moeller, who preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1996.

Kathleen Sue "Kathy" Shirk, 60

March 22, 2013

Kathleen Sue "Kathy" Shirk, 60, Celina, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital.

She was born on May 5, 1952.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Kelly; mother, Ruth Ketrow Kelly Schnack; and stepfather, John Schnack.

She married Dennis Shirk on Oct. 2, 1971, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Amanda (Charlie) Stucke; a son, Willis (Joanie) Shirk, five grandchildren; and her father-in-law, Robert Shirk, all of Celina; and a brother.

Ethan Grant Rife, 4

March 22, 2013

Ethan Grant Rife,  4, of Washington Township, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 1, 2008, in Kettering.

Ethan was baptized at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and was a member of the Church of the Incarnation.

He enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse, playing with cars and reading "The Hungry Little Caterpillar."

March 21st

Opal Hunter, 79

March 21, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, of 404 E. South St., Botkins, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on July 28, 1933, in War Branch, Ky., the daughter of McKinley and Alice (Caldwell) Napier.

On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Chester Hunter, who died on July 17, 1996.

She is survived by four daughters, Jewel Wehner of New Knoxville, Patty (Dave) Opperman of Wapakoneta, Pamela (Willis) Rehn of Botkins, Kimberly (Terry) Withrow of Wapakoneta; a son, James (Pam) Hunter of Wapakoneta; four sisters; one brother.

Evon E. Schlenker, 93

March 21, 2013

Lifelong Wapakoneta resident Evon E. Schlenker, 93, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1919, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Albert and Freda (Hengstler) Knatz.  

On Aug. 5, 1939, she married John H. Schlenker, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.  

March 20th

Evon E. Schlenker, 93

March 20, 2013

Evon E. Schlenker, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:40 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Opal Hunter, 79

March 20, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, of Botkins, died the evening of Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Louis Andrew Bauer, 78

March 20, 2013

Louis Andrew Bauer, 78, of 1101 Larkspur Lane in Celina, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1934, in Dover, to the late Louis and Mary (Roesch) Bauer.

On May 30, 1959, he married Joanne Bigler, who lives in Celina. He is also survived by his four children, Brian Louis and Michelle Bauer of Dover, Kelly and Dr. Philip Masser of Celina, Jennifer and Gregory Heft of Bellbrook and Cathy Villacis of Cranberry Township, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law.

March 19th

Dana Norman Wurster, 62

March 19, 2013

Dana Norman Wurster, 62, of Celina, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at his mother's residence in Celina, of natural causes.

He was born on May 1, 1950, in Lima, to parents Norman Wurster, who preceded him in death, and Ina Fay Johns Wurster Cisco.

He is survived by a sister; by seven nieces and several great-nieces and nephews; by a stepsister.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Robert Ellis, officiating.

Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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