Archive - Obituary
September 17th, 2012
Staff Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60, USAF (ret.), of 1202 Hawthorne St., St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Celina, to James and Wilma (Spaulding) Cathcart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
On Aug. 29, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Carol L. Peterman, and she survives.
He is also survived by a brother, Steve Cathcart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Leona Peterman of St. Marys.
Joseph R. Otting, 77, of 236 Garfield St., Minster, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1934, in Darke County, to Raymond and Loretta (Duval) Otting, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Janice (Leugers) Otting of Minster; two daughters, Lisa Turnbaugh of Houston, Texas, and Theresa Dillard of LaPorte, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph James; a brother.
Private services will be held.
Marcella “Sally” M. Lefeld, 97, of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Philothea, to Frank and Anna (Pleiman) Hemmelgarn, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 5, 1936, in Philothea, she married Joseph H. Lefeld, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1990.
Vernon A. Hartings, 80, of 7351 Ohio 119, St. Rose, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in St. Rose, to John and Bernadine (Leugers) Hartings, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Alberta Ranly, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1982. On Nov. 4, 1989, he married Arlene Wolaver, and she survives in St. Rose.
Calvin L. Slattery, 83, of New Bremen, died at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Eugene and Lillia (Weifenbach) Slattery, and they preceded him in death.
On July 10, 1953, he married Esther M. Fogt, and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2001.
J. Dolores Deitsch, 82, of 220 Enterprise St., Celina, died at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Francis L. and Henrietta ( Hirth ) Fowler, and they preceded her in death.
On April 7, 1950, she married Carl Deitsch, and he survives in Celina.
Kirby C. Cummins, 66, of Spencerville, formerly of the Lakeview area, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a sudden illness.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1946, in Bellefontaine, the son of Norman V. and Eleanore J. Fay Cummins, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 2, 1970, he married Lynn D. Brown, and she survives.
Donna Jo Schell, 44, of 255 Marsh Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on June 29, 1968, in St. Marys, to Donald and Retha (Orick) Schell, and her mother preceded her in death. Her father survives in St. Marys.
She is also survived by a brother; a sister.
Rites are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Paul R. Maltinsky, 92, formerly of 240 N. Main St., Minster, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Wheeling, W.Va., to former immigrants from Austria-Hungary Paul and Anna (Stanek) Malatinsky, and they preceded him in death.
On July 31, 1948, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Ann M. Barhorst, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2008.
Othmar J. Homan, 83, of 1731 Rolfes Road, Maria Stein, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Maria Stein, to Lawrence and Mary (Schulte) Homan, and they preceded him in death.
On May 16, 1953, in Cassella, he married Rita A. Tumbusch, and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2004.