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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

March 6th

Roger L. Stanek, 69

March 6, 2013

c, of 106 W. High St. in Mendon, died at 9:12 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 25, 1943, in Omaha, Neb., to Kenneth and Wauneta (Woods) Stanek.

Survivors include four daughters, Tammy (David) Brott  of Omaha, Neb., Tracey Stanek  of Omaha, Neb., Kelly Bettcher  of Omaha, Neb., Michelle Petzold  of Eugene, Ore.; a son, David Scroggins  of Decatur, Ill.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister.

Jesse Duane "JD" Springer, 49

March 6, 2013

Jesse Duane "JD" Springer, 49, of Celina, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1963, in Polk County, Fla., to Norman Duane and Jessie Kendall Springer.

He married Lisa Browder on April 15, 2006, and she survives.

He is also survived by a son and daughter, Justin and Jennifer Springer, both of Coldwater; a stepdaughter, Amber (Ryan) Holycross of DeGraff; a brother; two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47

March 6, 2013

Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47, of Spencerville, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.  

He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, in St. Marys.  

He was the son of William Sr. and Jeanne (Lehman) Boyd.  

On June 11, 2011, he married Melissa (Smith-Walker) Boyd, who survives in Spencerville.  

March 5th

Betty J. Sondergelt, 91

March 5, 2013

Betty J. Sondergelt, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Hoewischer) Hudson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 47 years, Robert L. Sondergelt; a sister; and four brothers. 

Survivors include her three daughters, Sue Sondergelt of Cape Haze, Fla., Diane Sondergelt of Worthington, and Cindy (Tom) Bloch of Georgetown, Ky.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

March 1st

Bernard Sampson, 86

March 1, 2013

Bernard Sampson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Emerald Crossings.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, to the late James and Matilda Sampson in Lima. Bernard was a fun-loving family man and outdoorsman with a passion for the Buckeyes and Roughriders, and an appreciation of good food and travel. He was a long-time member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Sampson.

Diane M. Otting, 57

March 1, 2013

Diane M. Otting, 57, of 8427 Ohio 119, Maria Stein, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Community Hospital in Coldwater. She had been ill for 24 days.

She was born on May 21, 1955, in Coldwater to the late Harold and Delores (Mescher) Quinter Schwieterman. Delores survives in Maria Stein.

William J. Meyer, 63

March 1, 2013

William (Bill) Joseph Meyer, 63, of Visalia, Calif., formerly of Minster, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on May 9, 1949, in Piqua, to Dr. and Mrs. Roman L. Meyer of Coldwater.

He was a 1967 Graduate of Coldwater High School, a 1971 Graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, with a B.S. in Education and a 1980 Graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, with a Master of Education.

John F. Kuffner, 84

March 1, 2013

John F. “Jack” Kuffner, 84, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on March 23, 1928, in Washington D.C., the son of Fred and Dr. Elizabeth (Yahl) Kuffner.

He married Alma Shaw on July 26, 1953, and she survives at the residence.

Elmer T. White, 84

March 1, 2013

Elmer T. White, 84, of 1127 Princeton Ave. in Celina, passed away at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Gardens at Celina.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1928, in Black Creek Township to the late Elmer C. and Violet (Steen) White.

On Nov. 24, 1949, he married Helen Marie Edinger, who lives in Celina.

Also surviving are his children, Linda (Ken) Doner of Celina, Bob (Joan) White of Sidney, Mary (Paul) Grandlienard of Bluffton, Ind., Nancy (Daniel) Wheeler of Celina; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister.

John F. “Jack” Kuffner, 84

March 1, 2013

John F. “Jack” Kuffner, 84, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on March 23, 1928, in Washington D.C., the son of Fred and Dr. Elizabeth (Yahl) Kuffner.

He married Alma Shaw on July 26, 1953, and she survives at the residence.

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