Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2013
Nancy J. Niemeyer, 76, of New Knoxville, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1936, in Lima, the only child of Adiel “Art” and Lenora (Sunderman) Wierwille.
She married James Niemeyer on June 19, 1954, and he survives at the residence.
Edith V. “Edie” Jeanneret, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in the Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1922, in Elida, to Cecil and Mathilda Miller Keeling.
She married Rene Jeanneret Sr. on March 11, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1977.
Mrs. Jeanneret had been a homemaker and a bus driver for the Wapakoneta School District. She attended Rousculp Church of Christ and was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles. She was an avid bowler, mainly at Astro Lanes.
Clarence B. Tuente, 84, of 7834 Overman Road in Maria Stein, died on Jan. 4, 2013, at his home.
He was born on March 30, 1928, in Maria Stein to the late Henry and Agatha (Riethman) Tuente.
He married Dorothy K. Kuess on Sept. 2, 1950, in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and she preceded him in death on May 20, 1995.
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.