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June 26th, 2012

Josephine F. Baker, 96

June 26, 2012

Josephine F. Baker, 96, of Piqua, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence.

Jo was born on March 5, 1916, in Dayton, to Ignatius J. and Clara H. (Bubolz) Weinert, and they preceded her in death.

On June 12, 1939, in Norwalk, Jo married C. Oscar Baker, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1974.

Don M. Purdy, 89

June 26, 2012

Don M. Purdy, 89, of Celina, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Center Township, to Floyd and Ella (Miller) Purdy, and they preceded him in death.

On Jan. 11, 1945, he married Betty Jane (Cline), and she survives him.

He is also survived by two sons, Mark (Barbara) Purdy of San Jose, Calif., and Michael Purdy of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jayme (Jim) Karen of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa (Bill) Wade of Apple Valley, Minn.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

June 25th

Lois J. Steinbrunner, 80

June 25, 2012

Lois J. Steinbrunner, 80, of 28 E. Main St., Osgood, died at 6:11 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1931, in Fort Loramie, to Alfred and Edith (Turner) Winner, and they preceded her in death.

On Jan. 10, 1953, she married Robert Luebke, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1989. She then married Mark Steinbrunner on May 16, 1997, and he survives in Osgood.

Thomas H. Dull, 59

June 25, 2012

Thomas H. Dull, 59, of 301 E. Market St., Celina, died on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

He was born on June 26, 1952, in Van Wert County, to Hugh and Opal (Shaffer) Dull, and they preceded him in death.

On Feb. 5, 1977, he married Margaret “Peg” (Heckler), and she survives in Celina.

Thomas is also survived by six siblings; his father-in-law; five brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Norma M. Rickert, 78

June 25, 2012

Norma M. Rickert, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System, following a sudden illness.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1933, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Willard and Agnes (Roby) Ruck, and they preceded her in death.  

On June 15, 1952, she married Paul E. Rickert, and he survives.

Mervin J. Quellhorst, 82

June 25, 2012

Mervin J. Quellhorst, 82, of New Bremen, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1929, in St. Marys Township, the son of Clarence and Aurelia (Donnerberg) Quellhorst, and they preceded him in death.

On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Jeannette A. Vogel, and she survives near New Bremen.  

June 22nd

Lynn Roxine Slusher-Sholler, 65

June 22, 2012

Lynn Roxine Slusher-Sholler, 65, of 335 Huffman St., St. Marys, formerly of Celina, died at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on March 8, 1947, in Logan, the daughter of Henry and Phyllis (Branscomb) Frank, and they preceded her in death.

She was first married to Fredrick Michael Slusher, and he preceded her in death in 2004. On March 7, 2009, she married Mark Steven Sholler, and he survives at the residence.

Henry A. Miller, 78

June 22, 2012

Henry A. Miller, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1933, to Daniel and Mary C. (Knuth) Miller, and they preceded him in death. 

On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Mary C. Kemper, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Catherine Grundish, 93

June 22, 2012

The memorial services for Mrs. Catherine Grundish, 93, of St. Marys, have been postponed indefinitely because of an illness in the family. It will be rescheduled in the near future.

Edna M. Frierott, 89

June 22, 2012

Edna M. Frierott, 89, of 7 E. Second St., Minster, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen, where she had been a resident for three months.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1922, in Minster, to George and Olivia (Kleinhenz) Thieman, and they preeceded her in death.

On Jan. 17, 1946, in Minster, she married Richard P. Frierott, he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2004.

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