Archive - Obituary
August 17th, 2011
Donald H. Leffler, 82, of Celina, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in Celina, to Howard and Opal (Lechliter) Leffler, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Sheets, and she preceded him in death. On Dec. 29, 1979, he married Carolyn Baucher, and she survives him in Celina.
Robert J. Bayham, 95, of 04370 Poppe Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on March 14, 1916, in Dayton, the son of Frank and Flora (Hobler) Bayham, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Cecilia M. Bochenek, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2008.
Marie Duerr Eichenauer, 88, of Celina, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1922, in Adrian, Mich., to Kenneth and Eva (Leonard) Sheldon, and they preceded her in death.
In 1940, she married Elwin H. Duerr Sr., and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1978. She later married Russell K. Eichenauer, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1995.
Donna Mae Bergman, 51, of 147 Hanover St., Minster, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1960, in Coldwater, to Ralph and Mary Ann (Riethman) Wenning, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Maria Stein.
On July 31, 1982, at St. John Church in Maria Stein, she married Vernon W. Bergman, and he survives her.
She is also survived by her six siblings; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law.
Levaun M. Pleiman, 89, of Celina, died at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in Celina, to George J. and Anna Marie (Fullenkamp) Pleiman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters; 13 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister; two brothers-in-law; a niece.
Carl R. “Dick” Heil, 92, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Auglaize County, the son of Herbert and Emma (Cook) Heil, and they preceded him in death.
On July 10, 1945, he married Lanetta Mills, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1977. On Dec. 22, 1984, he married Mary E. Shaw, and she survives him.
Susan L. Warner, 52, of 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born on May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, to Karl and Evelyn (Gieseke) Warner.
She is survived by her sister, Carole (Larry) (Warner-Eversman) LaVeen of Sidney; a nephew, Allen (Kim) Eversman of Wapakoneta; one great-nephew; one great-niece.
Betty L. Schroer, 88, of 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, to Virgil and Malinda (Gieseke) Horn.
On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer, and he survives her in New Bremen.
She is also survived by her son, Dwight Schroer of New Bremen; a daughter, Kathleen (Eugene) Aufderhaar of Bluffton.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, of 211 N. Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of E.B. and Lillian (Piper) Hall, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge, and he survives her at the residence.
Robert E. Goodwin, 91, of 6141 County Road 33A, St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on July 31, 1911, the son of William and Zelia (Dixon) Goodwin, and they preceded him in death.
On May 23, 1940, at the United Church of Christ in New Bremen, he married Grace W. Sollman, and she preceded him in death in February 1987.
He is survived by a son, Gary (Bonnie) Goodwin of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.