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December 6th

Darrel M. Smith, 81

December 6, 2011

Darrel M. Smith, 81, of Celina, died at 2:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1930, in Mercer County, to Cleveland Smith and Elizabeth Dumbald, and they preceded him in death.

On Sept. 26, 1953, he married Ruth L. Boroff, and she survives him.

He is also survived by a son, Gregory (Carol) Smith of Celina; a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

December 2nd

Frederick J. Schmitmeyer, 88

December 2, 2011

Frederick J. Schmitmeyer, 88, of South Lincoln Street, Minster, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys of natural causes.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Minster to Emma (Thieman) and Henry Schmitmeyer. On Aug. 23, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, he married Alberta (Wellman) Schmitmeyer.

Billie J. Pinson, 78

December 2, 2011

Billie J. Pinson, 78, of 4710 Mud Pike, Celina, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

She was born on March 3, 1933, in Summit, W.Va., to Benjamin and Brady (Massey) Lafferdy.

On April 21, 1951, she married her husband of 60 years, Clarence Pinson, who lives in Celina.

Mary Lou Nagel, 84

December 2, 2011

Mary Lou Nagel, 84, of 217 Sturgeon St. in St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on July 18, 1927, in St. Marys, to Edwin and LaVere (Hudson) Martin.

In 1958, she married LeRoy L. Nagel, who survives.

She is also survived by:  three sons, David Nagel  of Bowling Green, Kim (Kay) Nagel  of Union City, Tenn., Kevin Nagel  of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren   17 great-grandchildren.

Marie E. Wente, 90

December 2, 2011

Marie E. Wente, 90, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1921, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Walterbusch) Luebke. She was married on May 4, 1946, in Maria Stein to Leo R. Wente; he died on May 5, 1988.

November 30th

John G. Wermert, 93

November 30, 2011

John G. Wermert, 93, of St. Henry, formerly of St. Sebastian and Coldwater, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at The Gardens at St. Henry.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1918, in St. Sebastian, to Herman and Rosa (Severt) Wermert, and they preceded him in death. On May 2, 1942, in Coldwater, he married Mary Ann (Holdheide), and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2000.

Debbie Richeson, 58

November 30, 2011

Debbie Richeson, 58, of Spencerville, died at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Lorraine Anne Becker Goodwin, 73

November 30, 2011

Lorraine Anne Becker Goodwin, 73, of Celina, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on May 17, 1938, in St. Marys, to Harold Temple and Betty J. (Koehn) Temple Horton, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1961, she married Hubert P. Becker, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1980. On Nov. 15, 1983, she married Robert W. Goodwin, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2010.

She is survived by a son, Hubert Todd Becker of Celina; three grandchildren.

Katherine C. Elsass, 85

November 30, 2011

Katherine C. “Katie” Elsass, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at her residence.  

She was born on April 7, 1926, in Auglaize County, to Bernard and Matilda (Volbert) Watercutter, and they preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 15, 1947, she married Ralph G. Elsass, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1994.

She is survived by three children, Michael (Teresa) Elsass of Columbus, Joyce (Michael) Schaub and Patty (Todd) Minnich, both of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister.

Mike Alge, 57

November 30, 2011

Mike Alge, 57, formerly of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2011, at University Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., in St. Marys.

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