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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

May 23rd

Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93

May 23, 2014

Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.

He was born on May 21, 1921, in Mercer County, to Anna (Moeller) and Florience Dicke Sr.

He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.

May 15th

Jean L. Smith, 91

May 15, 2014

Jean L. Smith, 91, of 11121 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 10 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Lucy (Coil) Beale.

She married Darell S. Smith on Nov. 13, 1944, in San Francisco, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2009.

May 14th

Mary Ann Brotherwood, 86

May 14, 2014

Mary Ann Brotherwood, 86, of 922 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 8:59 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on April 18, 1928, in St. Marys, to Harry R. and Elizabeth Rachel (Miller) Boltz.

On April 4, 1953, in Portland, Ind., she married Donald L. Brotherwood, who survives.

May 9th

Braxton Mathew Patten, infant

May 9, 2014

Braxton Mathew Patten, newborn son of Rachel Patten and Mason Garman of St. Marys, died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

He is survived by his mother, Rachel Patten of St. Marys, by his father, Mason Garman of St. Marys, by his maternal grandparents, Mathew and Heather Patten of St. Marys, great-grandmother Frances Holmes of St. Marys, great-grandmother Kathy Patten of Jackson Center. He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Brianna Pendergraft, Danielle Patten, Haylee Patten, Mathew Patten Jr. and Kyle Pendergraft.

Wilbert F. Gruebmeyer, 95

May 9, 2014

Wilbert F. Gruebmeyer, 95, of New Bremen, died at 8:10 a.m.  Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.  

He was born on Aug. 15, 1918, on the family farm outside of New Bremen.  

He was the son of the late Fred and Flora (Wehrman) Gruebmeyer.  

On June 20, 1945, he married Gladys C. Brockman, who preceded him in death on April 6, 2002.  

May 8th

Steven J. Bambauer

May 8, 2014

Steven J. Bambauer, beloved husband of Cindy Bambauer (nee Gilles), devoted father of Chloe, Maddie, Jake and Peyton, loving son of Roger and Carolyn Bambauer, dear brother of Cindy (Fred) Wierwille, Bruce (Peg) Bambauer, David (Judy) Bambauer, Diane (Bill) Piehl, and JoAnn Bambauer, and many nieces and nephews, departed on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the age of 48. He is survived by his dear dog, Adam.  

May 7th

Connie Sue Sawmiller, 57

May 7, 2014

Connie Sue Sawmiller, 57, of 742 Columbia St., in St. Marys, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1957, in St. Marys, to Archie and Deloris (Cotterman) Sawmiller.

Sylvia L. Engel, 88

May 7, 2014

Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside.

She was born on April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker.

On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul’s E and R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died on Dec. 5, 2010.

May 2nd

Vera I. Nolan, 95

May 2, 2014

Vera I. Nolan, 95, of 1811 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on June 17, 1918, in Wells County, Ind., the daughter of Wilbert and Della (Zuercher) Beer.

She married Richard Nolan on Sept. 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1983.

She is survived by her three daughters, Rita (Thomas) Wilson of Elida, Patti (Ken) Loughrige-Gelhaus, of Celina, Jean (Alan) Rohrbacher, of Elida.

Scott Holschbach, 59

May 2, 2014

Scott E. Holschbach,  59, of Minster, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.  

He was born on May 27, 1954, in Columbus.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

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