Archive - Obituary
January 2nd, 2014
John S. Meyer, 66, of rural Spencerville, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side, following an extended illness.
He was born on May 19, 1947, in Lima, a son of Leonard Bernard and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Klaus Meyer, who are deceased.
Edith C. Doenges, 59, 05751 Washington Pike, St. Marys, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
She was born on March 23, 1954, in Celina, to Lawrence and Leona (Stachler) Schwieterman, both of whom preceded him in death.
She married Bill L. Doenges on May, 26, 1975, and he survives at their residence.
December 27th, 2013
John Anthony Bensman, 59, of Russia Versailles Road in Russia, died suddenly at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, of natural causes, at his home.
He was born on June 13, 1954, in Coldwater, to parents Mildred Mary (Gehret), who survives in Versailles, and Virgil John Bensman, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1974, he married Marian Margaret (Holthaus) Bensman at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, and she survives.
Darrell L. Ralston, 91, of 639 Ash St. in Celina, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Miami County, to the late Verdi and Nellie (Allen) Ralston. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He married Wilma M. Barker on June 8, 1947, and she survives at Shane Hill.
Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79, of 8080 Ohio 703, Celina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Ruffing) White Jr.
She married Dr. John F. Bowling, M.D., on Aug. 24, 1957, and he survives at the residence.
Vivian E. Elshoff, 96, of Lake City, Fla. and formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Haven Hospice at the Swaney Valley Care Center in Lake City, Fla.
She was born on July 9, 1917, in New Knoxville.
She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Holtkamp) Fledderjohann.
On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Calvin G. Elshoff, who died on Feb. 13, 2009.
Ruth M. Niekamp, 84, of New Bremen, died at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1929, in Carthagena. She was the daughter of William and Philomena (Clune) Gerlach.
Earl V. Bricker, 92, of Greenville, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
He was born on May 22, 1921, in Celina, the son of the late John K. and Mabel (Rush) Bricker.
Douglas L. Schmidt, 75, of 9526 Rice Road in Celina, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1938, in Celina, the son of Chester and Marie (Hatfield) Schmidt.
He married Joyce Heppeard on Sept. 26, 1998, and she survives at the residence.
Kenton J. “Kwboy Ken” Suchland, 69, 830 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 2, 1944, in Mercer County, the son of Earl and Mildred (Fulk) Suchland Sr. He married Tura Reinhart on July 2, 1966, and she survives at the residence.