Archive - Obituary
April 23rd, 2014
Margaret M. Yahl, 102, formerly of 14780 Ohio 66 North in St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on June 26, 1911, in Celina, to Carl and Freda (Clott) Hoenie.
On Sept. 19, 1940, at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, she married Franklin Yahl, who died on Dec. 12, 1983.
Elden L. “Red” Stolzenburg, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, St. Marys.
He was born on April 11, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of Henry and Alpha (Myers) Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1947, he married Mary Fogt, and she died on Jan. 8, 2002.
He later married Carol McDonald, and she survives.
Gwendolyn V. Burd, 90, of 1013 Cleveland Ave. in St. Marys, died at 12:01 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Russell H. and Mabel M. (Parke) Young Sr.
On April 10, 1948, in Decatur, Ind., she married Harry L. Burd, Sr., who died on Dec. 1, 2005.
Nancy A. Koeper, 68, of 800 Bryarly Circle, St. Marys, died at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Melvin and Mildred (Thuman) Luedeke.
She married Kenneth Koeper on Sept. 21, 1963, at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Koeper, by her daughter, Kimberly (Dale) Miller of St. Marys, by a sister, Connie Frey of Celina and a brother, Thomas Luedeke of St. Marys.
Donald L. “Don” Method, 82, of rural New Knoxville, died at 11:29 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in the ER Department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a sudden illness, with his daughter at his side.
He was born on May 23, 1931, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Burdette Hartman and Helen Louise Crowl Method, who are deceased.
In 1949, he married Norma J. Slater, who is deceased, and in 1955, he married Patricia A. Jay, who is also deceased.
On Oct. 3, 1996, he married Letha A. Hager Hennon, who survives.
Margaret Ann (Sauner) Eing, 69, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Brown County, to the late Earl and Violet (Vance) Sauner.
She attended Memorial High School in St. Marys prior to graduating from Eastmoor High School in Columbus and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State University.
Margaret was a teacher with Whitehall City Schools before stepping away to raise her children. When she went back to work, she was employed with Sears Co. and later retired from BMW Financial Services.
Donald E. Minnich, 52, of 604 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on May 4, 1961, in St. Marys, the son of Herschel and Barbara (Howell) Minnich.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Minnich, of Celina, by his three children, Barbie (James) Mabry of St. Marys; Mindy (Cori) Gray of St. Marys and Eddie Minnich of St. Marys.
Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.
He was born on July 28, 1929, in Moulton, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.
He married Mary L. Rohr on Nov. 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014.
Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in St. Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.
He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.
Charles H. Frey, 85, formerly of 712 S. Main St., in St. Marys, died at 7:09 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on July 17, 1928, in St. Marys, to Lewis Edward and Clara Mae (Moore) Frey.
On Oct. 22, 1949, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, he married Irene A. Braun, who died on Dec. 7, 2013.