July 26th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — The 91st annual New Bremen Firemen’s Picnic will return to Crown Pavilion on Saturday, with a lineup of activities that offers something for everyone.
“We’ve tried to structure the picnic and the day to provide something for all ages to come out and to enjoy what we’ve got to offer as far as activities,” Jeff Utz, of the New Bremen-German Township Fire Department, said. “We try to make it fun for everybody.”
Rebecca Sue Hagaman, 44, of Celina, died on Monday, July 23, 2012.
She was born on April 17, 1968, in St. Marys, to James and Sharon (Morgan) Hagaman, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother, Sharon Carl, survives in Wapakoneta.
She is survived by four children, Michael and Randy Bordeaux and Jason and Jodi Moon, all of Michigan; five siblings; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
George A. Cecere, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Lance A. Evans, 66, of 5474 Henschen Road, New Knoxville, died at 5:59 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1945, in Long Island, N.Y., to Alan and Dorothy (Bowen) Evans, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 15, 1965, in Hillsdale, N.J., he married Linda M. Nickl, who survives.
Sharon L. Fridley, 73, of St. Marys, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, in Ada, to of Richard and Beulah (McCool) Fridley, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Trego of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Heidi Herron, Heather (Ronald) Ferrell, Ernest Herron Jr. and Jayson Shively; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Shirley) Fridley of Elida and Larry Fridley of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jayden Herron.
Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, of 1717 Harrison Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence, following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Tim and Olga (Kiser) Vogan, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Gibson and she survives at the residence.
CELINA — Citing low lake levels and boater safety concerns, the organizers of the Governor’s Cup Regatta decided to cancel the race scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26.
“It was an awful decision,” Regatta President Allen Baskett told The Evening Leader Monday morning. “We’ve been watching the situation during the last few weeks, hoping to have days like this that would really make a difference. We still had money to raise and we felt like we could do it but then we came up against this obstacle.”
NEW BREMEN — After a storm blew through the county late June, a local village is reviewing its response plan.
In his report, Mayor Jeff Pape noted he along with other village representatives discussed last month’s storm with county officials.
Florence Paulus, 85, of Celina, died at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in St. Henry, to James Clifford Jacobs and Mary Louise Rafferty, and they preceded her in death.
In April 1980, she married Norbert Paulus, and he preceded her in death.
Raymond H. Poppe, 92, formerly of Botkins, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Home, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys.
Raymond was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Clay County, Ark., the son of August and Rosa (Leirer) Poppe, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Estella Sweetman, and she passed away on Oct. 12, 1994.