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September 23rd, 2011

Eleanor M. Smith, 91

September 23, 2011

Eleanor M. Smith, 91, of Defiance, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center in Defiance.

She was born on March 1, 1920, in Williams County, to Vern and Cora (Shull) Page, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 26, 1939, she married William Lane Smith, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1999.

September 22nd

Karl P. Kohler Jr., 89

September 22, 2011

Karl P. Kohler Jr., 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor.  

He was born on Nov. 2, 1921, in Columbus, to Karl P. and Mary Nelle (Chiesa) Kohler, and they preceded him in death.  

On Sept. 1, 1950, he married Sue Carole Spees, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

He is also survived by two sons, Kevin S. “Coach” (Carla) Kohler of Wapakoneta, Kim E. (Lisa) Kohler of Chelsea, Ala.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law.

September 20th

Harold L. Suchland, 90

September 20, 2011

Harold L. Suchland, 90, of 9 Haarbye St., New Bremen, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.  

He was born on June 11, 1921, in St. Marys, the son of Rueben and Maude (Dowden) Suchland, and they preceded him in death.  

On Oct. 18, 1942, he married Helen E. Menchhofer, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2008.  

Garrett Rhodes, 21

September 20, 2011

Garrett Rhodes, 21, of 09560 Auglaize Co. 33-A, Wapakoneta, died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the scene of a single vehicle crash in rural Auglaize County.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1990, in St. Marys, to Donny L. Rhodes and Samantha Clouser. His father survives him in Wapakoneta, and his mother and stepfather, Jeff, survive him in St. Marys.

September 19th

Harold L. Suchland, 90

September 19, 2011

Harold L. Suchland, 90, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.

Garrett Rhodes, 21

September 19, 2011

Garrett Rhodes, 21, of Wapakoneta, died on Saturday night, Sept. 17, 2011, at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in rural Auglaize County.

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

Phyllis L. Oda, 84

September 19, 2011

Phyllis L. Oda, 84, of Minster, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

She was born on July 11, 1927, in Piqua, to Bernard and Blanche I. (Davis) Fronda, and they preceded her in death. 

On Dec. 7, 1946, in Piqua, she married Harold E. Oda, and he survives in Minster.

She is also survived by her daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; two sisters; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. 

Dorothy J. Bader, 81

September 19, 2011

Dorothy J. Bader, 81, of Rockford, died at 1:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Gardens in Celina.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Mercer County, to Edwin and Frona Bollenbacher, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 28, 1953, she married Robert E. Bader, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2005.

She is survived by two sons, Art Bader of Rockford and Jim (Lori) Bader of Celina; a sister; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.

James R. Berning, 75

September 19, 2011

James R. Berning, 75, of West Main Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2011, at his residence.  

He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in McCartyville, to Herbert and Dorothy (Howe) Berning, and they preceded him in death.  

On Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Jim married Carol Ann (Vogelsang) Berning, and she preceded him in death on June 6, 2010.  

Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79

September 19, 2011

Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79, of 1523 Klosterman Lane, St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011,  at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on May 13, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Erbin and Luetta (Piepmeyer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.  

On Aug. 11, 1951, she married Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr., and he survives in St. Marys.  

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