Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Alma E. Kuest, 97, a resident of the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Living Community and formerly of 20 S. Franklin St. in New Bremen, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. She was born on Jan. 5, 1916, southeast of New Bremen, to John and Wilhelmina (Brueggeman) Kuest.
Kathryn “Katie” Diedrich, 84, of 318 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Jackson Center.
She was born on April 12, 1928, in Moulton, the daughter of Robert and Opal (Katter) Crusie.
She married Carmon Diedrich on Aug. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1989.
William E. Burd, 82, of Celina, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mercer Health in Coldwater, of natural causes.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1930, in New Bremen, to Arthur and Agnes Ridenour Burd, who preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1948, he married Eva Lou Schmidt, who survives in Celina.
Alma E. Kuest, 97, of New Bremen, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys. Services are pending and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.
Colleen Ann Heckler, 86, of 312 Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on July 4, 1926, in Stanley, Wis., to the late Charles and Loretta (Trierweiler) Baldeshwiler.
On April 27, 1946, she married Dale Heckler, who died on Sept. 20, 1999.
Daniel E. Flaute, 44, of 414 Magnolia St. in Celina, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence in Celina, with his family.
Dan was born on Feb. 7, 1968, in Celina, to Roger and Margaret (Behm) Flaute of Celina.
On Nov. 16, 1991, he married his loving wife, Angie Fortman.
Also surviving are his three sons, Cole Flaute, Ross Flaute and Kyle Flaute; two sisters; his father and mother-in-law; two sisters-in-law.
Maureen L. Meiring, 12, of 108 E. Third St. in Minster, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home following a 19-month illness. She was born on Sept. 7, 2000, in St. Marys, to Ken and Connie (Dahlinghaus) Meiring. They both survive in Minster.
She is also survived by sisters Maggie, 15, Gwen, 11, Corrine, 9, all at home; by her maternal grandparents. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents.
John K. Burke, 95, of Glynnwood, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Glynwood, to David L. and Julia (Cogan) Burke.
On May 3, 1952, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Glynwood, he married La Vera Schumann, who survives.
Paul J. “Jerry” Koehl, 71, of Findlay, passed away at 11:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,
2013, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1941, to the late Paul and Estella (Apple) Koehl in Dayton.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet M. Treece, whom he married on May 14, 1966.
Jerry is also survived by one son, Gregory S. Koehl of Findlay; one daughter, Susan M. Koehl of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Jeffery (Dee) Koehl of Piqua; and one sister, Sandra (Ted) Hasis of St. Marys.
Helen L. Boroff, 73, of Spencerville, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born June 9, 1939, in Mendon, the daughter of William and Mabel Mutersbaugh Boroff, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Monticello Church with the Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. burial will be at a later date in the Mendon Cemetery.