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October 2nd

Irvin J. Dues, 87

October 2, 2014

Irvin J. Dues, 87, of Minster, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home.  

He was born on Oct. 9, 1926, in Minster, to the late John and Katherine (Brandewie) Dues.  

He married Juanita Goettemoeller on April 21, 1951, in Fort Loramie. She survives in Minster.  

Wendell L. Lovell, 75

October 2, 2014

Wendell L. Lovell, 75, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

He is survived by daughters, Pam (Dan) Sullivan and Sharon Lovell Petrey, grandchildren Michael (Katy) Brommeland, Josh Stephens, Ashley Sullivan and Logan Stephens, and by his companion, Laura McMillian.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, Mollie and Leonard Lovell, stepfather, Verner Ballinger and by his wife, Christine Lovell.

Ted Lewis Endel Sr., 84

October 2, 2014

Ted Lewis Endel Sr., 84, of St. Marys, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 29, 1930, in Toledo, to Clifford F. and Ruth Mae (Barker) Endel who preceded him in death.

On March 5, 1955, he married Marjorie Joan Johnson, and she survives in St. Marys.

September 30th

Betty N. Bumbauld, 94

September 30, 2014

Betty N. Dumbauld, 94, of Celina, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on May 9, 1920, in Mercer County, to Charles and Mellie (Buck) Howell.

On Oct. 6, 1941, she married Stanley “Si” E. Dumbauld, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Daniel (Rebecca) Dumbauld of Zionsville, Ind.; a daughter, Debra (Dale) Bruns of Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Lelah Florence Howell of Celina; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

September 29th

Col. Richard L. Roediger, 77

September 29, 2014

Col. Richard L. Roediger, 77, of Allentown, Pa.; formerly of New Bremen, died on  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at home.

He was the son of the late Frank and Leona Roediger.

Richard was the husband of Pamela J. (Schanerberger) Roediger. 

He worked at Pet Inc. in Allenton for 35 years as office manager. He also owned Roediger's Auction.

Richard served his country in the Navy for four years.

Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78

September 29, 2014

Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78, of rural Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness, with his family at his side.

He had been a Spencer Township Trustee for the past 12 years.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Spencer Township, Allen County, a son of William L. “Bill” and Ruth M. (Hance) Keller, who preceded him in death.

On May 25, 1957, he married Georgia Mae “Peaches” Wisher, who survives.

September 26th

Paul E. Freytag, 90

September 26, 2014

Paul E. Freytag, 90, of Elmwood in New Bremen, formerly of Minster, died at 9:20 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born on March 9, 1924 in Fort Loramie to the late Edward and Ethel (Speckman) Freytag. He married Irene Doorley on Nov. 25, 1948, in Wapakoneta.

September 25th

Martha Christine Simmons, 97

September 25, 2014

Martha Christine Simmons, 97, of St. Marys, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

Chris was born on Dec. 25, 1916, in Marston, Mo., to the late William and Lillian Goodwin Scobey.

September 23rd

Jacqueline Sue (Kuck) Ruff, 62

September 23, 2014

After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Jacqueline Sue (Kuck) Ruff, 62, of Sidney Center, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, N.Y., while surrounded by family and friends.

Jackie was born on June 24, 1952, in Lima, to Wallace W. and Marian E. Kuck.

September 22nd

Alma Lee Rhodes, 78

September 22, 2014

Alma Lee Rhodes, 78, of 14047 Glynwood–New Knoxville Road in rural St. Marys, died at 10:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Little Clear Creek, near Pineville, Ky., to Robert Eual and Verda (Partin) Webb.

On Dec, 18, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn., she married Matt S. Rhodes, who survives.

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