Archive - Obituary
January 4th, 2013
Angelo L. Busacca, 68, of Mendon died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born May 27, 1944, in Jersey City, N.J., to the late Basil and Salome Gebhard Busacca.
He married Sara A. Jones on Jan. 22, 1984, and she survived along with daughter Alexandria Linda Busacca and son Dominic Santino Busacca, both of Mendon, as well as one sister.
Also surviving are mother-in-law Mary Jane Hahn of Mendon and eight brother- and sister-in-laws.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam era.
Naomi Jean Timmerman, 81, of Coldwater died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Rushville, Ind., to the late India and Stella (Gross) Stevens.
She married Ralph Timmerman Dec. 12, 1970, and he preceded her in death Sept. 3, 2006.
She is survived by her children Karen and Scott Strete, of Celina; Thomas and Debbie Feigel, of New Braunfels, Texas; Marcy and James Crouch, of Union City, Ind.; Debora and Butch Martin, of Celina; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Dr. James J. Otis, 99, of Celina died of natural causes at 2:47 p.m. Thursday Jan. 3, 2013, in Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1913, in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of Lloyd and Barbara (Audritsh) Otis, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Betty Hamel on Oct. 9, 1944, and she preceded him in death June 25, 2010.
James Willam Champ, 67, formerly of Spencerville and Lima, died at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton, where he had resided since Oct. 22, 2012.
He was born on May 14, 1945, in Lima, a son of James Lewis and Elva Iota “Odie” Adams Champ, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a sister; two nephews; a niece; several great-nieces and nephews.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era from 1966 to 1970.
Cherl Durie Russell, 65, of 1107 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, following a brief illness.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Van Wert, the daughter of Billy and Florence (Vermilya) Agler.
She married Harvey Russell on June 29, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2009.
Robert “Bob” E. Blew, 81, of Celina, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, of natural causes.
He was born on April 24, 1931, in Columbus to parents Harry Blew and Leona Bevans Blew, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Marilyn Fell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Sally) Blew of Hamilton, Mich.; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War.
Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93, a resident at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community near Sidney, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1919, in Shelby County to Herbert and Mary (Zorn) Fogt.
She married Llewellyn “Charlie” W. Holtkamp on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1970.
Sharon M. Kline, 67, of Wapakoneta, went to be with her Savior at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor after several years of extended illnesses.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence Winegardner and Helen (Myers) Klopfenstein.
Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.
On Dec. 10, 1982, she married Robert C. Kline, and he survives.
December 30th, 2012
Clifford E. Thatcher, 56, of New Bremen, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1956, in Van Wert. He was the son of Smilie “Bud” and Irene (Schuller) Thatcher. His mother survives in Rockford.
On Aug. 18, 1979, he married Karen A. Heitkamp who survives near New Bremen.
William H. Garrett, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Columbus, to Howard R. and Dorothy L. (Webb) Garrett, who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 31, 1978, he married Lora L. Winget, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
He is also survived by five children; Julie Smith, Penny Young, William II (Rachel) Garrett, Angel (Adam) Stahler, and Shaun (Bethany) Garrett; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters, Delores Truman, Phyllis Talley, and Faye Bossert.