Archive - Obituary
February 17th, 2012
Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, joined other family members and friends at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Olvina (Hoagland) Holtzhauer, and they preceded her in death.
On May 11, 1946, she married Norman Rohrbach, whom she continued to love throughout her life, and he preceded her in death.
Mary Anne Zimmerman, 65, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1946, in Lima, to Fred R. “Dick” and Mary C. Scheufler Neil, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 15, 1981, she married Richard A. “Dick” Zimmerman, and he survives in Spencerville.
Chester Steven “Sonny” Browder, 65, of 11514 N. Hwy 41, Farmersburg, Ind., died at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Sullivan Community Hospital, Sullivan, Ind.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1946, in St. Marys, to Paul Browder and Bonnie E. (Vanover) Browder, and they preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1970, he married Rebecca Sutherland, and she survives.
Mildred M. Wolfal, 90, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Santa Rita Nursing Center in Green Valley, Ariz.
She was born on April 21, 1921, in Spencerville, to Ralph and Amy (Snyder) Clark, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Mary Ann) Jones of Dumas, Ark.; a daughter Susan Beahrs of Sahuarita, Ariz., 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Lowell) Miller of Spencerville.
Harold E. Oda, 85, of Minster, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Minster.
He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Miami County, to Otto and Elsie (Fessler) Oda, and they preceded him in death.
He married Phyllis (Fronda) Oda, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2011.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harold B. Oda; three siblings.
Margaret Mary Clementz Dickman, 88, of Cridersville, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on July 2, 1923, in Kalida, to Frank and Mary Miller Wehri, and they preceded her in death.
On July 31, 1946, she married Eugene Clementz, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1985. On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Ferd Dickman, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1992. On Dec. 5, 2004, she married Roman Eickholt Sr., and he survives her.
Colista Kitchen, 68, of 16244 State Route 66, St. Marys, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1944, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of James and Evelyn (Carpenter) Middleton, and they preceded her in death.
On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., she married Charles Gary, and he survives at the residence.
Carman A. Hirschfeld, 95, of New Bremen, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1916, on a farm near New Bremen, the son of Benjamin and Malinda (Kellermeyer) Hirschfeld, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 4, 1940, he married Norma Davenport, and she preceded him in death on May 30, 1998.
Lester L. Johnson, 76, of 220 Lincoln Drive, Celina, died at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 29, 1935, in Mercer County, to Albert W. and Mary Lavaun (Kendall) Johnson, and they preceded him in death.
On July 8, 1963, he married Jeanie Ousley, and she survives in Celina.
He is also survived by his daughter, Candy (Tom) Wale of Celina; a granddaughter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War in Germany.
Kathy Lynn (Holsinger) Ratcliff, 49, of Findlay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center with her husband and family by her side.
Kathy was born on Aug. 15, 1962, to George and Geri (Adams) Holsinger. Kathy worked as a laborer and was most recently employed with PBE Enterprises.