Archive - Obituary
February 13th, 2012
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.
Mary Ann Seger, 85, of 255 N. Garfield St., Minster, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 16, 1926, in Shelby County, to John and Mary C. (Meyer) Dircksen, and they preceeded her in death.
Norma Jean Buck, 87, of 1130 Jefferson Ave., Celina, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1924, in Mercer County, to John and Ruth (Cordier) Kuhn, and they preceded her in death.
On April 4, 1953, she married Carl Buck, and he survives her in Celina.
She is also survived by a daughter, Lynn Kay (Rick) Krogman of Celina; two grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; a sister-in-law.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; two brothers-in-law.
Donald L. Belton, 68, 00650 Southland Road, New Bremen, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1944, in Barberton, to Jess and Margaret (Nieter) Belton.
On July 25, 1964, he married Sarah Shaffer, and she survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Sandra (Tim) Meckstroth of St. Marys; a son, John Belton of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Justin, Nathan and Aaron Belton and Colin and Chad Meckstroth.
Larry Fledderjohann, 68, of 12093 Plattner Pike, St. Marys, died at 9:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1943, in Lima, the son of Vernon and Gladys (Stroh) Fledderjohann, and his mother preceded him in death on Jan. 15. He father preceded him in death as well.
On June 27, 1964, he married Paula Bubp, and she survives at the residence.