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May 30th, 2012

Alverta Eileen Holsheiser, 95

May 30, 2012

Alverta Eileen Holsheiser, 95, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died at 1:23 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on April 26, 1917, in Girard, Ill., the daughter of Otis and Vega (Shull) Riffey, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 10, 1937, she married Charles H. Holsheiser, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 1999.

The Rev. George Shreve Freer, 76

May 30, 2012

The Rev. George Shreve Freer, 76, retired minister with the Evangelical Friends Church, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., following a brief illness.

He was born on July 29, 1935, in Cleveland, to Robert D. and Eunice J. Shreve Freer, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 4, 1957, he married Martha Remy Freer, and she survives in Bellville.

Murlin George Doseck, 78

May 30, 2012

Murlin George Doseck, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on April 26, 1934, near Minster, the son of Christopher and Julianna (Behr) Doseck, and they preceded him in death.  

On July 23, 1960, he married Marilyn S. Debell, and she survives.

May 29th

Paul M. Stukenborg, 83

May 29, 2012

Paul M. Stukenborg, 83, formerly of Garfield Street, Minster, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on March 8, 1929, in Minster, to Joseph and Anna (Bergman) Stukenborg, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by a sister-in-law.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery. 

Johnathon K. Geiger, 24

May 29, 2012

Johnathon K. Geiger, 24, of Chickasaw, died on Friday, May 25, 2012, after an automobile accident.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1987, in Van Wert, to Kevin Geiger and Amy Rasawehr.

Johnathon is survived by his father, Kevin L. and De Ann Geiger of Celina; his mother, Amy (Rasawehr) Clifford of Celina; his fiancee, Chelsey Kremer of St. Henry; four brothers; two sisters; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandparents; his maternal great-grandfather; his father-in-law; his mother-in-law; his niece; his nephew; his Godchildren.

Herman B. Clayton, 66

May 29, 2012

Herman B. Clayton, 66, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his daughter’s residence in St. Marys.  

He was born on Sept. 10, 1945, in Earle, Ark., to Clyde and Nellie (Andrews) Clayton, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by four children, Susan Bradford of Harrogate, Tenn., Amanda (Verlin Jr.) Orick of Celina, Jason (Lola) Clayton of St. Marys and Brandy (Shawn Dunlap) Clayton of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four siblings.

Hasroe Ward, 84

May 29, 2012

Hasroe Ward, 84, of 502 Normandy Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:58 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Saint Marys.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of Joe and Martha “Patsy” (Thornsberry) Ward, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Phyllis J. Steinke, and she survives at the residence.

Robert S. Nagel, 83

May 29, 2012

Robert S. Nagel, 83, of New Bremen, died at 1:02 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Kindred Hospital in Lima.

He was born on July 23, 1928, in Minster, the son of Charles and Odillia (Schwieterman) Nagel.

Frances “Frankie” Bowling, 73

May 29, 2012

Frances “Frankie” Bowling, 73, of 125 East Bank Road, St. Marys, died at 3:03 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on July 17, 1938, in Wayland, Ky., to Roy and Sarah (Banks) Lykins, and they preceded her in death.

On July 20, 1957, in Rockholds, Ky., she married Frank Bowling, and he survives.

May 25th

Teresa McDermitt-Snyder, 55

May 25, 2012

Teresa McDermitt-Snyder, 55, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012, after a brave and heroic battle against cancer. She is loved and will be greatly missed.

Teresa was born on Oct. 3, 1956, in St. Marys, to Fred and Peggy (Krugh) Reedy, and her mother survives her in Idaho. Her father preceded her in death. 

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