Archive - Obituary
January 30th, 2012
Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born on May 19, 1945, in Celina, to Al and Florence (Leugers) Gehle, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. Homan, and she survives in Rockford.
Ruth Harter, 72, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
James M. Luneke, 64, of 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 31, 1947, in Dayton, to Carl L. and Gertrude R. (Raffel) Luneke, and they preceded him in death.
On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, James Luneke of Dayton and Tim Luneke of Dayton; a daughter, Angela (Rodney) Simpson of Celina; four grandchildren; a sister.
He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, of 304 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1919, in Montezuma, to Frank and Adelaide (Borgert) Klosterman, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman of Celina, after his safe return from Europe and World War II. Eugene preceded her in death in 2002.
Robert L. Davis, 88, formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Union City, to Robert C. and Miriam B. (Jobes) Davis, and they preceded him in death.
He married Marjorie Weimer, and she preceded him in death in September 1960. On Dec. 8, 1961, he married Mary M. (Gibson) Casler, and she survives in Fort Myers, Fla., where they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Virginia Fledderjohann Stoeckel, 88, of Kettering, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
She was born on March 20, 1923, in Linton, Ind., the daughter of the Rev. Adolph and Matilda (Meckstroth) Fledderjohann, and they preceded her in death.
On June 8, 1947, in New Knoxville, she married Bertram Stoeckel, and he preceded her in death.
Paul E. Cales, 71, of 11190 Schroeder Road, Lot 13, St. Marys, formerly of Dayton and Sidney, died unexpectedly at 6:56 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 11, 1940, in Greenup, Ky., the son of Henry and Esta (Henson) Cales, and they preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1988, he married Bobbie Sue Neth, and she survives at the residence.
Wilbur W. Warner, 90, of 1110 Nagel St., St. Marys, died at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1921, in New Bremen, the son of Raleigh and Flora (Lutterbein) Warner, and they preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1949, he married Jean Blank, and she survives at the residence.
Betty A. Bowersock, 84, of 1321 Celina Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in St. Marys, to Ralph and Mary (Ruperd) McElroy, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 21, 1949, in Celina, she married Norman R. Bowersock, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2007.
Fred Aukerman Jr., 81, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Findlay, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1930, in Wabash, Ind., the son of Fred H. B. and Ruby (Keefer) Aukerman, and they preceded him in death.
On June 5, 1955, at the Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City, Ind., he married Arline E. Hawn, and she survives at the residence in St. Marys.