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November 11th, 2011

Olga Elizabeth (Merkle) Nave, 91

November 11, 2011

Olga Elizabeth (Merkle) Nave, 91, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Swan Creek Nursing Home in Toledo.

She was born on March 13, 1920, in Van Wert, to Lewis and Bertha (Parker) Merkle, and they preceded her in death.

In December 1942, she married Ralph H. Nave, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

November 8th

Amanda Curts, 33

November 8, 2011

Amanda Curts, 33, of Celina, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on May 15, 1978, in Coldwater, to Larry Snook and Lois (Rammel) Stolzenburg, and her father survives her in Coldwater. Her mother survives her in Celina.

On June 11, 2005, she married John Curts, and he survives her in Celina.

She is also survived by a brother, David Snook of Celina; two sisters, Kelly (Charles) Tobin of St. Marys and Valerie (John) Miller of Lima; three nephews; two nieces.

She was a 1997 graduate of Coldwater High School.

John “Jake” F. Frey III, 40

November 8, 2011

John “Jake” F. Frey III, 40, of 520 N. Pear St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1971, in St. Marys, to John II and Mary (Makley) Frey, and his mother survives him in St. Marys. His father and stepmother, Barb Frey, survive him in Colorado Springs, Colo.

On Sept. 20, 2003, in St. Marys, he married Hope Hall, and she survives him.

Irwin R. “Sparky” Baumer, 88

November 8, 2011

Irwin R. “Sparky” Baumer, 88, formerly of East Fourth Street, Minster, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 26, 1923, in Minster, to Bernard and Bernadine (Sextro) Baumer, and they preceded him in death.

On May 19, 1947, in Wapakoneta, he married Eileen T. Eisert, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2009.

November 7th

Jimmy R. Severns, 78

November 7, 2011

Jimmy R. Severns, 78, of Mendon, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.

He was born on March 15, 1933, in Mercer County, to Otto and Ruby Thomas Severns, and they preceded him in death.

On April 28, 1957, he married Freda Eileen Crider, and she survives him.

He is also survived by a son, Carl (Marsha) Severns of Mendon; a sister-in-law; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Dean Severns; three sisters; a brother; a great-graddaughter.

Wesley F. Plikerd, 79

November 7, 2011

Wesley F. Plikerd, 79, of Spencerville, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Pugh Plikerd of Spencerville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery, with military rites.

John Frey III, 40

November 7, 2011

John Frey III, 40, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence.
Auglaize County Coroner’s investigator Steve Stienecker has ordered that an autopsy be performed to determine the cause of his death.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys

Dale Anthony Dominic Eversman, 30

November 7, 2011

Dale Anthony Dominic Eversman, 30, of 09516 Auglaize County Road 66-A, New Bremen, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his residence from complications of Marfans Syndrome.

He was born on April 27, 1981, in St. Marys, to Cynthia Eversman and Dale Junod, and his mother survives him in New Bremen.

November 4th

Jean M. Lewis, 73

November 4, 2011

Jean M. Lewis, 73, died suddenly after a brave fight against a very aggressive cancer on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She had recently returned to Bluffton to enjoy her retirement.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, the daughter of Charles Bernard Lewis and Catherine Bockrath, and they preceded her in death.

Alice J. Gengler, 85

November 4, 2011

Alice J. Gengler, 85, of Coldwater, died at 6:47 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Dayton, to the late Edward H. and Elnora E. (Borgerding) Kemper, and they preceded her in death.

On June 28, 1952, in St. Henry, she married James N. Gengler, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2005.

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