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March 5th, 2014

Irella C. Wente, 97

March 5, 2014

Irella C. Wente, 97, of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1917, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late John and Loretta (Reier) Brockman.  

She married Raymond J. Wente on Nov. 8, 1941, in Cranberry Prairie, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1996.  

March 4th

Robert J. Mowery, 101

March 4, 2014

Robert J. Mowery, 101, formerly of Eaton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1912, in Stelvideo, to John and W. Alice (Dunker) Mowery, both of whom preceded him in death.

On April 12, 1936, Easter Sunday, at her parents’ residence, he married Dola Duke, who died on Dec. 28, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Robert L. (Marcia) Mowery  of Summerfield, Fla.; and a brother, Malcolm  of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, David, Rodney, Chalmer and Denver Mowery.

Timothy J. Makley, 60

March 4, 2014

Timothy J. Makley, 60, of 05911 Botkins Road, New Knoxville, died at 6:53 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.

He was born on April 10, 1953, in Celina, the son of George and Ruth (Baker) Makley, both of whom preceded him in death.

He married Julie M. Wendel on April 29, 1983, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, and she survives at the residence.

Paul J. Niekamp, 86

March 4, 2014

Paul J. Niekamp, 86, of New Bremen, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.

He was born on May 12, 1927, in St. Sebastian.   

He was the son of Bernard and Mathilda (Schmitmeyer) Niekamp.

He was preceded in death by his beloved Ruthie Gerlach on Dec. 20, 2013, whom he had married on July 27, 1949 in Carthagena.

February 28th

Mary L. Niemeyer, 85

February 28, 2014

Mary L. Niemeyer, 85, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Lima, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Fike) Rohr.

She married Robert Niemeyer on Nov. 7, 1949, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her four children, Debra (David) McFeely, of Fort Loramie; Dale (Barb) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville; Dana Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta; Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta.

February 26th

Emma J. Schemmel, 73

February 26, 2014

Emma J. Schemmel, 73, of New Bremen, died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 4:40 p.m. at the Celina Manor, Celina.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1940, in New Bremen.  

She was the daughter of Norman and Annabel (Dickman) Scheer.  

Survivors include her children, Richard Schemmel and Brian (Jennifer) Schemmel; both of New Bremen and Teresa Moore of Frankfort, Ky.; eight grandchildren and her brother, Paul (Dorothy) Scheer of Fryburg.  

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, Charles Scheer.

Toni L. Fischbach, 65

February 26, 2014

Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington.

She was born on March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur “Curly” Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank.

She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in St. Marys, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her two daughters, Tammy (Dennis) Hayden of Fostoria; Angela (Mark) Stilley of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and by her mother-in-law, Dorothy Fischbach of Piqua.

February 24th

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85

February 24, 2014

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, formerly of 2208 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on April 4, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of L.E. and Bernice (Kohler) Brandt.

She married Elvin “Gene” Schroer on May 9, 1948, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91

February 24, 2014

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.  

He was born on Oct. 23, 1922, in Lima, to Pearl and Clara Marie Puschel Bowsher.  

He married Jean M. Naumburg on June 11, 1945, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Bowsher had been a clerk at Teledyne and had also been a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ, where he had held many offices.

February 21st

Raymond Le Roy Fowler Sr., 84

February 21, 2014

Raymond Le Roy Fowler Sr., 84, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Ohio City, to Doyt and Goldie (Wheeler) Fowler.

On Jan. 15, 1949, he married his wife of 65 years, Mary Dunn, who survives.

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