Archive - Obituary
January 23rd, 2012
Gilbert J. Sturwold, 78, formerly of Newport, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1933, in St. Patrick, to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by four brothers; a brother in-law.
He was preceded in death by three sisters; two sisters-in-law.
Gilbert was a veteran of the Korean War, having served for the U.S. Army in Orleans, France, for 16 months.
The Rev. Donald E. Davis, 86, of Celina, died at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, in Celina, to Mable Gaus and Russ Davis, and they preceded him in death.
On May 8, 1947, he married Virginia L. Grunden, and she survives him.
He is also survived by a sister-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tess Ann Davis; two brothers.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
William D’Addurno, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Ina A. Blakeley-Fisher, 88, formerly of 05201 Lock 14 Road, rural Auglaize County, died at 5:42 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Shamrock, Okla., to Clyde and Vada (Ankney) Stauffer, and they preceded her in death.
Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Hopewell Township, to Lawrence Schaadt and Esther Viereck, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 14, 1944, she married Harold Vantilburg, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2009.
She is survived by two sons, James (Brenda) Vantilburg of Celina and Mark (Anna) Vantilburg of Crestwood, Ky.; a daughter, Janet (Gary) Morrison of Celina; a sister-in-law; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Russell W. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 20, 1934, in Spencerville, to Donald and Chloe (McCullough) Louth, and they preceded him in death, along with his stepmother, Myrtle (Vandemark) Louth.
On April 30, 1955, he married Judy A. Harbison, and she survives.
He is also survived by three children, Jennifer (Tim) Barnes of St. Marys, Amy (Daniel) Miller of Fremont and David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; a brother.
Norbert W. Watercutter, 92, of 8130 Wells Road, McCartyville, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
He was born on May 1, 1919, to Henry and Elizabeth (Otting) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.
On May 3, 1947, in McCartyville, he married Frances M. Esser, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2007.
William E. Masonbrink, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.
He was born on July 29, 1933, in Kilgore, Texas, to Herbert Masonbrink and Lola Buckley, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 28, 1955, he married Ramona Wolfe, and she survives him.
He is also survived by a son, Steve (Linda) Masonbrink of Dublin; two daughters, Vicki Masonbrink of Westerville and Theresa Markovich of Wauseon; a brother; a family friend; two sisters; two grandchildren.
Frances L. Neal, 91, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Mansfield and Lexington, died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on April 12, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Edgar and Verna (Collier) Case, and they preceded her in death.
On July 20, 1940, she married Glenn A. Neal, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2007.
Gladys Amelia (Stroh) Fledderjohann, 90, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Gladys was born on Oct. 16, 1921, in her childhood home near New Knoxville, the only daughter of four children born to Vernon and Ella (Vordermark) Stroh, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1941, she married Vernon Fledderjohann, and he preceded her in death.