Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Nicholas S. Bertke, 21, of 2621 State Route 363, Minster, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home.
He was born on March 8, 1992, in Minster, to Timothy and Teresa (Bergman) Bertke, both surviving in Minster.
He is also survived by brothers and sister, Andrew Bertke and fiancé Mackenzie Buschur, North Star, Sarah Bertke and Jonathan Bertke, both at home; two sets of grandparents; a great-grandmother.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Bertke and a grandfather.
Mark Aloysius Keller, 64, of Vandalia, passed away on Wednesday March 6, 2013.
Mark was born on March 28, 1948, in St. Henry, to the late Benedict and Elizabeth Bergman Keller.
He grew up in St. Henry, graduating from St. Henry High School in 1966. He attended the University of Dayton and received his BS degree in mechanical engineering in 1970.
Doris Anna Wolfe, 73, of 314 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center, St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of Walter and Isabelle (Kohlreiser) Wittenbrink.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Cook of New Bremen; a grandson, Tyler Cook of Celina; two sisters, Betty Bushman of Minster and Sharon Fischbach of New Bremen; by several nieces and nephews.