Archive - Obituary
November 30th, 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. “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, 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.
Frank Engle, 51, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Dayton.
He was born on June 16, 1960, in Mendon, to Benjamin and Janice (Severns) Engle, and his mother preceded him in death. His father and stepmother, Betty, survive him in Celina.
On Feb. 14, 1998, in Dayton, he married Katherine Messer, and she survives him.
Daniel D. Young, 68, of Mendon, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1943, in Mercer County, the son of Harry Benjamin and Ida Ruth Dietch Young, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 6, 1965, he married Carolyn Ann Coffman, and she survives him.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on May 11, 1913, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Jacob H. and Anna (Leininger) Zorn, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 26, 1933, she married Lloyd R. Thuman, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1988.
She is survived by three children, Patty L. (John) Brentlinger, Larry J. (Pat) Thuman and Bruce L. (Joyce) Thuman, all of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, of 0605 County Road 33A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Celina Manor.
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. David Williams officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition.
Lewis E. “Ed” Wilgus Jr., 59, of Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at noon on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green following surgery.
He was born on March 19, 1952, in Lima, the son of Lewis E. and Margaret I. “Peggy” Cook Wilgus, and they survive him in Bluffton.
On Jan. 6, 1973, he married Penny Ann Wieter, and she survives him.
Joy L. Linton, 92, of Celina, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Van Wert County, to Olen W. and Laura Wheeler Chivington, and they preceded her in death.
On March 15, 1941, she married Elmer Linton, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2001.
She is survived by a son, David (Linda) Linton of Celina; two daughters, Diana (David) Eyink of Celina and Elizabeth (Gary) Moorman of Tipp City; a sister; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
Roger Raymond Heitkamp, 65, of Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born on June 29, 1946, in Celina, to Clarence L. and Lorena E. (Riethman) Heitkamp, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 4, 1969, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Margaret “Peg” L. Barlage, and she survives him.