April 15th, 2013
The Rev. Glenn Masser, 82, of Venedocia, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Celina Manor.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1930, to Leslie A. and Lillian M. (Whipp) Masser in Frederick County, Md.
He married Mary Grams Masser on June 14, 1953, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Robert E. (Peggy) Masser of Montrose, Mich. and Dr. Philip R. (Kelly) Masser of Celina; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Madlyn Bilter, 85, of Celina, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on March 24, 1928, in Toledo, to Ralph and Hazel Birt.
On June 26, 1949, she married Donald Charles Bilter, who passed away on May 26, 1995.
She is survived by four children, Denny (Faith) Bilter of Marriottsville, Md.; Brenda (Tom) Lange of St. Henry, Debra (Mike) Williams of Rockford and Shelly (Mark) Shaw of Celina; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Carrol T. “Fisch” Fischbach, 81, of St. Marys, died at 7:49 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1931, near Kettlersville.
He was one of 10 children born to Elmer and LaRue (Dodds) Fischbach. His sister Shirley (Laverne) Pax survives in Pickerington, and a number of nieces and nephews.
FT. LORAMIE – The Minster Wildcats baseball team had their bats ready Saturday afternoon as they got out to big leads in both games to sweep a doubleheader at Ft. Loramie 11-1 and 11-2.
Robert L. Kohler, 94, a resident at Otterbein-St. Marys and formerly of Celina, Amherst and Spencerville, died at 4:46 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Grand Lake Hospice in the Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in St. Marys, a son of Andrew and Maude M. Caldwell Kohler, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Oct. 23, 1937, he married Vonda D. "Vonnie" Seibert, who preceded him in death on March 13, 2006.
Patricia D. Yahl, 67, of 117 S. Wayne St. in St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born on July 15, 1945, in Allen County, to Mitch and Ruth (Rupert) Dyer.
On Oct. 17, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married Robert Yahl, who survives.
Melvin G. Vallo, 94, formerly of 2nd Street, Minster, passed away at 9:42 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on April 24, 1918, to Arthur and Margaret (Knostman) Vallo, both of whom preceded him in death.
On May 18, 1946, he married Florence Thieman in Minster, and she resides at Dorothy Love Retirement Center in Sidney, where they have been residents the past three years.
CELINA — The St. Marys girls track and field team took third and the Roughrider boys placed fourth at the Walt Shreffler Relays on Friday evening in Celina.
Celina swept the boys and girls titles. The Celina girls scored 110 points, outlasting second place Coldwater (94 points), St. Marys (66), Parkway (32), Rossford (22) and Waynesfield-Goshen (22).
The Bulldog boys won with 103 points ahead of second-place Coldwater (77 points), Waynesfield-Goshen (54), St. Marys (46), Parkway (42) and Rossford (20).
ST. MARYS — Children from around the area arrived at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Thursday and Friday to take part in Make Believe Hospital, an initiative designed to acquaint them with the different departments, equipments, uniforms and procedures they might encounter if they ever need to be in the hospital.
Children were instructed about healthy eating and exercise, given the opportunity to listen to their hearts with a stethoscope, see an IV, try on a cast, see real X-rays of broken bones, and learn about the entire hospital processes.
ST. MARYS — Roughrider senior Austin Dysert exudes everything artsy — the energy in his voice and mannerisms shout theater, but Dysert says this was not always evident to him.
“When I was in elementary school I thought I wanted to be either a chemistry teacher or a chemist,” he said.
His family was big into football, and games would be on every Saturday and Sunday at his house. Dysert hated musicals and had no idea the people he watched on TV were paid to do what they do.