August 24th, 2011
Bertha M. King, 96, of Lima, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Otterbein Nursing Home in Cridersville.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1914, in New Bremen, to Henry and Emma (Solemann) Schowe, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 12, 1939, she married Walter L. King, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Donald) Olson of Bonsall, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth King of Fremont.
Victor “Vic” Woodall, 72, of St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Troy, to Robert E. and Jennie (Sharits) Woodall, and they preceded him in death.
His wife of 47 years, Vicke (Davis) Woodall, survives him.
He is also survived by his brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vic was preceded in death by a brother; a brother-in-law.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Susan L. Warner, 52, of 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born on May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, the daughter of Karl and Evelyn (Gieseke) Warner.
She is survived by a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.
Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home.
Eric W. Evans, 48, of Clover, S.C., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Davis Regional Medical Center, from injuries suffered a single vehicle accident Monday morning.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1962, in Lima, the son of Thomas D. and Virginia (Bogart) Evans. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, along with his stepmother, Sandy Evans. His father and his stepfather, James Sockrider, both preceded him in death.
ST. MARYS — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.
The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County EMA reported receiving numerous phone calls regarding an earthquake.
Louis William Doenges, 91, of 8861 Guadalupe Road, New Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born on May 7, 1920, in St. Marys, to William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 19, 1944, in McCartyville, he married Lucille K. Huecker, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.
The Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth, 79, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence at Miller’s Assisted Living, where he had resided since 2006, of natural causes.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in New Bremen, the son of the Rev. Arnold W. and Martha (Katterhenry) Meckstroth, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 17, 1960, in Red Bud, Ill., he took Jo Ann Herschbach as his bride, and she survives him.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio-based firm netted a $1 million federal grant to help bring a methane digester to the region.
ST. MARYS — Local school administrators met with new staff members as part of an annual welcome luncheon held Monday.
Karl A. Willrath, 33, formerly of Celina, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence in Bradford.
He was born on July 22, 1978, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Wayne E. and Marsha A. (Colson) Willrath, and they survive him in Celina.
He is also survived by 12 aunts and uncles; numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with the Rev. Bob Sweeney officiating. Burial will be held in Buck Cemetery in Celina.