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January 25th

Joshua James Eilerman, 21

January 25, 2013

Joshua James Eilerman, 21, of Fort Loramied died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.

He was born Sept. 26, 1991, in St. Marys, to Jill (Clune) and Kevin Eilerman, who survive in Fort Loramie.

He had two siblings, five grandparents and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Fort Loramie.

Mary Louise Von Aschen, 100

January 25, 2013

Mary Louise Von Aschen, 100, of Piqua, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Piqua to the late Forrest and Gertrude (Neighamer) Kerns.

Survivors include a granddaughter Carolyn (Dan) Garrison  of St. Marys, and several great-grandchildren.

She worked at the former Atlas Underwear Company, Stanton’s Bakery and as a private housekeeper until she decided to retire on Dec. 8, 2003.

Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64

January 25, 2013

Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64, of 661 Grove Lane in St. Marys, died at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 28, 1948, in Piqua, to Perry W. and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.

Survivors include three sisters; his stepmother, Patricia Shepherd  of St. Marys; a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Parry W. Shepherd Sr.; a sister; by his paternal grandparents.

He was a graduate of Piqua High School.

Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Otis, 66

January 25, 2013

Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Otis, 66, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1946 in Celina to parents Dr. James J. Otis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2013, and Betty Hamel, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law; by two sisters and brothers-in-law.

She was preceded in death by 11 nieces and nephews; by 16 great-nieces and nephews.

Zacharias Louis Ross

January 25, 2013

Zacharias Louis Ross, stillborn son of Jason and Jessica (Schmackers) Ross of Coldwater, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys.

He is survived by a brother; a sister; three sets of grandparents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, the Rev. Marc Soellner, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Cranberry Prairie. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Margaret E. Weitz, 103

January 25, 2013

Margaret E. Weitz, 103, formerly of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Heartland Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1909, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County to John H. and Nettie (Smith) Now.

She was married to Clarence Weitz on Oct. 4, 1930, and he died on Jan. 8, 1995.

Joan H. Sunderman, 81

January 25, 2013

Joan H. Sunderman, 81, of Hilliard, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Joan was born in New Bremen and graduated from New Bremen High School, class of 1949. She worked as a secretary at both New Bremen High School and Ohio Dominican University. Joan fell in love with the late Duane Sunderman and the two were married in 1953 and began their lives together. Joan was a graceful lady who loved to listen, help and care for others. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she helped with many organizations throughout the years and met wonderful friends.

January 24th

Curtiss E. Hager, 86

January 24, 2013

Curtiss E. Hager, 86, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:54 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center, with family at his side.  

He had lived there since October 2012.   

He was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Earl and Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death.  

On June 4, 1949, he married Ruthela Wagner, and she survives in St. Marys.  

Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70

January 24, 2013

Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70, of 2011 Chadwick Drive, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Moulton, the son of Emmett and Evelyn (Katter) Shoup Sr.

He married Sandra K. Moots on May 25, 1963, and she survives at the residence.

Patrick Engle, 61

January 24, 2013

Patrick Engle, 61, of rural Mendon, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1951, in Lima, to Orville M. and Catherine L. “Midge” (Nolan) Engle, both of whom preceded him in death.

His companion, Betty Phillips, survives at the residence.

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