Archive - Obituary
May 16th, 2012
Elmer Frederick Neumeier, 94, was welcomed by the Lord with “Come in my good and faithful servant” at 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, with his wife and family at his side as he departed.
Elmer was born on July 8, 1917, in Dayton, to Raymond Frederick and May (Caldwell) Neumeier, and they preceded him in death when he was young, leaving him orphaned at age 5. He was raised by his grandparents, Andrew and Katherine (Fisher) Neumeier, of Wapakoneta.
Victor W. Schneider, 95, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Dayton, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born on May 7, 1917, in New Bremen, the son of Otto and Alma (Doenges) Schneider, and they preceded him in death.
On July 12, 1944, he married Hannah Shewmon, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2009.
Harold A. Engel, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1930, the son of Adrian and Pearl (Elmers) Engel, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 15, 1959, he married Wanda Krites, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1980.
William R. “Bill” Yahl, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:17 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in St. Marys, the son of Joseph and Martha (Greve) Yahl, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary K. Brown, and she survives.
Marian C. Kentner, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on April 5, 1915, in Moulton Township, the daughter of Grover and Henrietta (Rohrbacher) Lynch, and they preceded her in death.
On March 5, 1938, she married Cletus V. Kentner, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1961.
Bernard C. Kruse, 86, of St. Marys, died at 4:44 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Auglaize County, to John C. and Lula E. (Rohrbacher) Kruse, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 18, 1943, he married Ruth Wibbeler, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2007.
His is survived by a daughter, Linda Temple of St. Marys; three sons, Lynn (Mary Jane) Kruse of Coldwater, Andy (Kathy) Kruse of St. Marys and Don (Peggy) Kruse of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Fred R. Sipes, 68, of St. Marys, died at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 15, 1943, in Lima, to Ray Robert and Hilda Mabel (Virtue) Sipes, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 14, 1969, he married June E. Whitesell, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Chris (Melissa) Sipes of Neptune and Ian Sipes of Neptune; a daughter, Gina (Jeremiah) Schaeffer of Dixon, Mo.; a brother; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Dale L. Watercutter, 66, of 16 N. Cleveland St., Minster, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1946, in Minster, to Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a sister and brother; two sisters-in-law; nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
He was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:14 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Winterhaven Hospital in Florida, following a six-year kidney ailment.
He was born on July 26, 1926, in Lima, to Edgar C. and Naomi E. Hasting Eley, and they preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Faurot, and she survives in Florida.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kayleen (Bev) Vance of Columbus; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; two sisters; a sister-in-law.
Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53, of Knox, Ind., formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., following a battle with leukemia since October 2011.
She was born on April 23, 1959, in Lima, to Hubert E. “Herb” and Janice R. Burnfield Warnecke, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in Spencerville.