April 24th, 2013
Edna C. Tontrup, 87, of 1423 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in St. Marys Township, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Ruedebusch) Schroeder.
She married Louis Tontrup on Aug. 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1974.
She is survived by her three children, Sandra Tontrup of Dayton, Steven Tontrup of St. Marys, Stan Tontrup of St. Marys; by one sister, Naomi Rison of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.
MINSTER — The Minster baseball team did whatever it took to get runs across against Delphos St. John's. It doesn’t take many when senior pitcher Adam Niemeyer is going like he was on Monday.
ST. MARYS — Kenton’s big southpaw Noah Furbush took a shutout into the seventh inning and struck out 10 St. Marys batters over his six-plus innings of work in Kenton’s 5-2 win on Monday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
Furbush gave way to Logan Nichols, who closed out the game after St. Marys finally pushed two runs across, but not before he had stymied the Roughriders’ bats for most of the game.
ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Humane Society recently created a program that gives its animals the attention they need and crave, and provides area residents with all the benefits of being a pet owner without spending money or owning a pet.
The “buddy system,” organized by Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator Sonya Osting, pairs a volunteer or “buddy” with a specific animal residing at the humane society.
MINSTER — The Minster boys and girls track teams cruised to wins in the Minster Memorial Invitational on a cold and windy Saturday.
The Wildcat girls scored 158 points to distance themselves from the 84 points of second-place Marion Local. Versailles took third with 83 points. St. Marys finished seventh with 43.5 points. New Bremen was 10th with 21 points.
The Minster boys collected 191 points for the win. Versailles finished second with 113.5 points. St. Marys took 5th with 38 points. New Bremen was ninth with 29 points.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys families enjoyed an afternoon filled with games and goodies at the annual PTO Funfest Saturday, sponsored by the Intermediate/Primary PTO.
Outdoor activities included pony rides and a bounce house, which saw a lot of activity despite colder temperatures and a biting wind.
Avery Hagerman, 2, came from out of town with his father to celebrate his birthday weekend. Inside the school the hallways were full of children with balloon animals and painted faces, bouncing from classroom to classroom for the countless games and activities.
Marjorie Jones, 87, of 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.
She was born on March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Grant and Nora (Hines) Tester.
She married Joseph Jones on Sept. 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.
Betty Jane Koons, 76, former resident of Port Jefferson, joyfully passed through heaven’s gates at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Betty Jane was born on Sept. 13, 1936, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Walter and Luella (Kinninger) Fahnestock of Sidney.
Roy “Bob” Koons married Betty Jane Fanestock on Jan. 23, 1954, and they shared over 59 years together.
Dorothy Louise Luedeke, 96, of New Bremen, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1916, to Frank and Bertha (Thiesing) Sunderman.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Frederick Luedeke. Also, by her brother James F. Sunderman, her daughter Kathleen (Augustine) Mascaro, and a great-grandson Jonathan David Hjelmgren.
Eugene E. “Gene” Lauth, 68, of Spencerville, died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday April 20, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room, following a sudden illness.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Spencerville, the son of Howard and Mary Jean (Freewalt) Lauth, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Ashley (Michael) Johnson, Spencerville; two granddaughters, Chevrolet and Carleigh Johnson; a former wife, Kay (Burden) Lauth, Spencerville; a brother, Everett (Phyllis) Lauth, Mendon.