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April 10th, 2012

Ned E. Keiber, 82

April 10, 2012

Ned E. Keiber, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Earl W. and Hazel (Wellington) Keiber, and they preceded him in death.  

On Feb. 9, 1957, he married Margaret June Peak, and she survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Leslie K. (Keiber) Steining and Linda S. (Keiber) (Kevin) Schnell, both of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Deborah S. Yahn, 58

April 10, 2012

Deborah S. Yahn, 58, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1953, in Celina, to Harry “Red” and Evelyn (Francis) Yahn, and they preceded her in death and now are all together again.

She is survived by many friends and co-workers.

Madella F. Schnippel, 79

April 10, 2012

Madella F. Schnippel, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Carthagena, the daughter of Adolph and Theresa (Wuebker) Severt, and they preceded her in death.  

On June 11, 1955, she married James C. “Jim” Schnippel, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007.  

April 9th

Deb Yahn, 58

April 9, 2012

Deb Yahn, 58, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Madella Schnippel, 79

April 9, 2012

Madella Schnippel, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Eugene E. Kettler, 81

April 9, 2012

Eugene E. Kettler, 81, of Kettlersville, died at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Fairhaven Home in Sidney.  

He was born on Feb. 19, 1931, near Kettlersville, to Homer and Ruth (Egbert) Kettler, and they preceded him in death.

On March 10, 1951, he married Ethel Mae Howell, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2008.

Allan D. Downing Sr., 69

April 9, 2012

Allan D. Downing Sr., 69, of rural Wharton, died at 6:42 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Upper Sandusky.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1942, in Lima, to Alfred L. and Donna Mae (Garee) Downing, and his mother preceded him in death. His father survives in Spencerville.

On March 24, 1982, in Upper Sandusky, he married Trina K. Laipply, and she survives in rural Wharton.

April 6th

Mary Catherine Buening, 68

April 6, 2012

Mary Catherine (Kay) Buening, 68, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1944, in St. Henry, to Aloys Wendel and William and Viola (Everman) Wuebker. On Nov. 23, 1968, she married Gerald J. Buening, and he died on July 20, 2007.

April 5th

Robert H. Vantilburg, 74

April 5, 2012

Robert H. Vantilburg, 74, of Celina died on Monday, April 2, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on April 23, 1937,  in Celina, to Kenneth and Waunita (Woods) Vantilburg, and they preceded him in death.

On April 11, 1959, he married Rosemarie Schwinn, and she survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Harry (Margie), Robert (Julie) and Terry Vantilburg, all of Celina; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany.

Clifford B. Ball, 92

April 5, 2012

Clifford B. Ball, 92, of 510 W. 300 North, Portland, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born on May 2, 1919, in Ellenboro, W.Va., the son of Hugh and Ada (Riggs) Ball, and they preceded him in death.

He married Lena DeChessro, and she preceded him in death in 1966.  On April 16, 1967, he married Nancy Houser, and she survives.

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