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March 12th, 2014

Thomas L. Gabel, 82

March 12, 2014

Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died on Sunday, March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Columbus, to William Henry and Ruth (McPherson) Gabel.

On Jan. 31, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he married Gloria June McHugh, who died on Jan. 2, 2000.

He later married Ruth Hildreth in 2001, who survives in Columbus.

March 11th

Paul D. Helmer, 20

March 11, 2014

Paul D. Helmer, 20, of 435 Parker Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1993, in Dayton, the son of Derrill and Deborah (Rogge) Helmer.

He  is survived by his father, Derrill Helmer, of St. Marys; his mother, Deborah Helmer, of Dayton; his paternal grandparents, Sherrill (Kay) Helmer, of Dayton; maternal grandfather Dan (Shirley) Rogge, of Dayton; maternal grandmother Diane Daley, of Dayton.

March 7th

Constance “Connie’ L. Arblaster, 60

March 7, 2014

Constance “Connie’ L. Arblaster, 60, of New Bremen, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1953, in Cleveland.

She was the daughter of Dolores Blankenship, who preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 1, 1979, she married Roy Arblaster, who survives in New Bremen.  

March 5th

John W. Schultz Sr., 92

March 5, 2014

John W. Schultz Sr., 92, of 02700 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1922, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, the son of Albert and Hilda (Elshoff) Schultz.

He married Gladys L. Stoner on Feb. 19, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2007.

He is survived by his four children, John Schultz Jr. of St. Marys; Jerry (Judy) Schultz of St. Marys; JoAnn (Keith) Hodges of Overland Park, Kansas; and Jan (Gary) Ouellete of Barre, Vt.

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.

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