Archive - Obituary
March 16th, 2012
Louis W. Hartings, 91, formerly of State Route 119, Minster, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen, where he had been a resident for 1 1/2 years.
He was born on March 4, 1921, in Chickasaw, to Albert and Anna (Homan) Hartings and was married on Nov. 22, 1945, in Minster, to Irene Meyer; she died on July 15, 2006.
He is survived by one brother; two sisters.
He was preceded in death by a brother and his wife; a sister in-law; a brother in-law.
Louis served in the Army during World War II in Europe.
Arthur A. Stelzer, 76, of Celina, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1935, in Cassella, to Edwin B. Stelzer and Alma G. (Grevenkamp) Stelzer, both of whom preceded him in
He is survived by a daughter, Victoria (Gary) Baker of Elida; two brothers; a sister; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church,
Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Thelma B. Gage, 94, of Celina, died on Friday, March 16, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on July 26, 1917, in Van Wert County, to Frank Bown and Mabel (Rummel) Brown. On Nov. 26, 1943, she married Keith Gage, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2001.
She is survived by three sons, Phil (Ann) Gage of Celina, Stan (Sylvia) Gage of Cutler and Allen (Adele) Gage of Orange, Calif.; by a daughter, Nan (Doug) Hill of Macon, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.
Alma Anna (Feil) Camper, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. She was born on April 9, 1908, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William and Anna (Aufderhaar) Feil. A 1925 graduate of Blume High School, she was the last surviving member of her class. After graduating high school, she went to business college and worked as a secretary in Lima.
Virginia L. Wienken, 85, of Spencerville, died at 1:25 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born on July 4, 1926, in Kenton, a daughter of Elmer and Mae Clausen Jones, who are deceased. On July 24, 1950, she married William M. “Bill” Wienken, who died on April 11, 2002.
She is survived by two sons, Michael “Mike” Wienken and David “Dave” (Robin) Wienken, both of Spencerville; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; five sisters-in-law.
Moira Jean Meyer (Dillehay), 74, of 541 Western Ave, St. Henry, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 12, 1937, in Piqua, to James L. and Mildred (Taylor) Dillehay, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in Fort Loramie, she married Ralph Meyer, and he survives in St. Henry.
John W. Gossard, 71, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Dade City, Fla.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1940, to Victor and Opal (Webb) Gossard, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; his sons, Dennis (Sandi) Gossard and Bill Gossard; a daughter, Kim Nunes; a stepson, Shawn (Jane) Stevens; a sister, Ginger Jacobs; a brother, William Gossard; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Glen Gossard.
E. Lucille (Bushong) Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born on July 27, 1925, in Williamstown, to Marion U. and M. Marie (Steinman) Bushong, who preceded her in death.
In 1964, she married C. Gaylord Eichhorn, and he preceded her in death in 1967.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Gladys Whitmer of Kettering; a brother; several nieces, nephews and steprelatives.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters.
Tina M. Phlipot, 50, of 801 Manier Ave., Piqua, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born on March 19, 1961, in Lima, to John and Sandra (Reineke) Eilerman, and they survive her in Minster.
Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of John and Mary (Reier) Roth, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick “Fritz” Arnett, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1992.