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September 28th, 2012

Algar S. Moeller, 78

September 28, 2012

Algar S. Moeller, 78, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Gardens at St. Henry.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1933, in New Weston, to Daniel and Henrietta (Stammen) Moeller, and they preceded him in death.

On July 21, 1954, in Osgood, he married Velma (Grieshop), and she survives in Coldwater.

September 27th

Norman U. Menker, 82

September 27, 2012

Norman U. Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Dayton, to Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker, and they preceded him in death.

On July 2, 1955, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Rosemary T. Albers, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2011.

September 26th

Robert L. Francis, 81

September 26, 2012

Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 W. Madison St., a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Arthur and Opal (Bryan) Francis, and they preceded him in death.

Brema P. Stose, 94

September 26, 2012

Brema P. Stose, 94, of 201 Magnolia St., Celina, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Pandora, to Arthur and Vesta (Dukes) Kerns, and they preceded her in death.

On Jan. 20, 1968, she married Mark Stose, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2000.

Norman Menker, 82

September 26, 2012

Norman Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.

 A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys.

 A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.

September 25th

Gerald L. Seibert, 83

September 25, 2012

Gerald L. Seibert, 83, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on May 23, 1929, in Spencerville, to Gilbert L. Seibert and Cleo (Counts) Seibert, and they preceded him in death.

On April 2, 1949, he married Jane E. Brockert, and she survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Williamson of Webster Groves, Mo., and Joyce (Larry) Bakle of Maumee; a brother; three sisters; a brother-in-law.

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82

September 25, 2012

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, a lifelong resident of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 27, 1930, in Spencerville, to John Burdette and Thelma Grace DeLong Purdy, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married LaVonne “Bonnie” Strayer, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2007.

Eugene B. “Gene” Pleiman, 80

September 25, 2012

Eugene B. “Gene” Pleiman, 80, of Russia, died at 5:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Russia, to August A. and Lavera (Voisard) Pleiman, and they preceded him in death.

On Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, he married Mary Louise Finfrock, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2001.

He is survived by his daughters, Becky Pleiman of Russia, Diann (David) McGarvey of Davidsonville, Md., and Lori Ward of Lebanon; two grandchildren; seven siblings.

Paula Burris, 63

September 25, 2012

Paula Burris, 63, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.

 Rites will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

 A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.

September 24th

Randy J. Weiler, 54

September 24, 2012

Randy J. Weiler, 54, of Celina, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, in St. Marys, to Richard Weiler and Bettey Cotterman Weiler, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in St. Marys.

He married Nancy Weitzel Weiler, and she survives in Celina.

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