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January 16th, 2012

Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92

January 16, 2012

Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.  

He was born on May 16, 1919, in Wapakoneta, to John and Elizabeth (Ochs) Schlenker, and they preceded him in death.

On June 22, 1940, he married Mildred (Mid) Cook, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1992.

Patti A. Hullinger, 51

January 16, 2012

Patti A. Hullinger, 51, of 909 Tecumseh Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1960, in Hammond, Ind., to Ralph and Colleen (Popyk) Rodgers, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 27, 1987, in Loveland, Colo., she married Timothy A. Hullinger, and he survives.

Joseph L. Sarfi, 94

January 16, 2012

Joseph L. Sarfi, 94, of 1020 Fleck Ave., Celina, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in Cleveland, to Joszef and Mari (Stefarak) Sarfi, and they preceded him in death.

On April 21, 1943, he married Harriet F. Dudek, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2005.

He is survived by a son, Glenn R. (Santosh) Sarfi of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Valerie Strohl of Celina and Gayle (Gerry) Simon of Kent; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a nephew; a great nephew; a great-great niece and nephew.

Gladys A. Fledderjohann, 90

January 16, 2012

Gladys A. Fledderjohann, 90, of 11168 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.

January 13th

Cleona C. Wyen, 90

January 13, 2012

Cleona C. Wyen, 90, formerly of Seventh Street, Minster, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Manor in Coldwater; she had been a patient there for two years.

She was born on March 3, 1921, in St. Patrick, to Joseph and Henrietta (Alternatt) Meyer. On June 3, 1941, she married Victor A. Wyen; he died on May 26, 1974.

The Rev. Joan Diane Spade, 70

January 13, 2012

The Rev. Joan Diane Spade, 70,  formerly of Botkins, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, after a brief illness at St. Marys Living Center in St. Marys.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1941, in Oxford, to Charles and Dorothy Spade, and they preceded her in death.

 She is survived by a niece.

She was preceded in death by her brother.

 Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.

Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.

Bernie A. Stone, 71

January 13, 2012

Bernie A. Stone, 71, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on April 28, 1940, in Marion, to Thurman and Doris (Morrison) Stone, and they preceded him in death.

On May 15, 1961, he married Virginia Ramondelli, and she survives him.

He is also survived by two sons, Bernie (Christy) Stone of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richard Stone of Tampa, Fla.; a brother; a sister; five grandchildren.

Frances C. Keysor, 93

January 13, 2012

Frances C. Keysor, 93, formerly of 17674 Moulton-Fort Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.

She was born on March 9, 1918, in Plymouth, Mich., to Daniel and Mary (Knuth) Miller, and they preceded her in death.

Herbert Wayne Brookhart, 90

January 13, 2012

Herbert Wayne Brookhart, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on June 9, 1921, in Auglaize County, to Dorwin and Ethel (Burnfield) Brookhart.  

On April 14, 1946, he married Betty A. Hixenbaugh, and she survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Dennis (Cheryl) Brookhart of Dallas, Texas, Roger Brookhart of Charlotte, N.C., and Gordon (Tammy) Brookhart of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Robert J. Badertscher, 60

January 13, 2012

Robert J. Badertscher, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Bluffton, the son of Loraine and Ruth (Drury) Badertscher, and they preceded him in death.  

He is survived by his long time companion, Betty J. Hertenstein; three sons, Brian Badertscher, George (Doris) Badertscher and Shawn (Erica) Metzger, all of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jason Hertenstein of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; two stepbrothers.

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