Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Ottoville Obits


1-1-2017
Gerald H. Fischbach
Gerald H. Fischbach, 90, of Ottoville died 6:40 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born August 26, 1926 in Ottoville to the late Peter and Verona (Becker) Fischbach. On September 25, 1954 he married Martha Schlagbaum, who survives.
Also surviving are his children: Jane (Michael) Moening of Ottawa, Michael (Karen) Fischbach of Westerville, David Fischbach of Ottoville, Ginny (Mary Smith) Fischbach of Davisburg, MI and John (Gina) Fischbach of Lima; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; a brother: James Fischbach of Pandora and a sister-in-law: Sharon Fischbach of Ottoville.
Gerald is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Eugene Fischbach and Victor Fischbach; an infant sister: Alice Fischbach; 2 sisters-in-law: Delores Fischbach and Mary Rita Fischbach; and 2 grandsons: Aaron Fischbach and SSG Sonny Zimmerman.
Gerald was a retired rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. He was a Sergeant in the Army during the Korean Conflict serving from 1950 to 1952. While there he served as a teletype operator in the Signal Corp. Gerald was a life member of the Ottoville VFW and was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Window Restoration Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome@bright.net.


1-3-2017
Frances M. Linn
Frances M. Linn, 95, of Ottoville, formerly of Convoy, Ohio, died at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Meadows of Kalida
She was born May 25, 1921, in Buckland, Ohio, to the late Emma (Flarida) Hotzapple and Abraham Hotzapple.
Her husband, John Darl Linn, preceded her in death.
Survivors include children, Suzanne (Rick) Thatcher of Ottoville, Linda (Steve) Thomas of Howard, Ohio, Kathleen (Steve “Ferds”) McPherson of Bluffton, Ohio, Bruce (Cindy Pierce) Linn of Ottoville, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Roy Linn, her brothers, Carl, Frank and John Hotzapple, and a sister, Ethyl Eddinger.
She was formerly a cook at Webb’s Filling Station and later at Crestview Schools. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Convoy. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and baking goodies for her family and friends, gardening, fishing and spending summers at the cabin when her children were growing up.
Service will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation is planned.
Preferred memorial is Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.


1-8-2017

Randy L. Bullinger

Randy L. Bullinger, 60, of rural Van Wert, died at 12:46 p.m., Sunday at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

He was born on December 28, 1956, in Lima, the son of the late Robert S. and Lois (Saxton) Bullinger. On October 3, 1975, he married the former Karen McOmber who survives.

Other family members include a son, Jason (Ehmie) Bullinger of Iwakuni, Japan; a daughter, April Bullinger of Columbus; and two grandchildren, Kelsey and Dylan Bullinger.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie Brinkman.

Randy was a 1975 graduate of Ottoville High School. He was a member of Convoy Untied Methodist and the church bowling team. He had worked at Haviland Drainage Products for 27 years.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017, at Convoy United Methodist Church with Pastor Melissa Steinecker officiating. Interment will follow at Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday all at Convoy United Methodist Church.

Preferred memorials are to the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, or the Convoy United Methodist Church Sound System Fund or Elevator Fund.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.
 
1-20-2017
Helen M. Herman
Helen M. Herman, 77, of Ottoville died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Rita's Hospice Center, Lima. She was born November 30, 1939 in Kirby, OH to the late Theodore A. and Margaret S. (Schmitz) Fisher. On September 16, 1961 she married Leo F. Herman and he survives in Ottoville.
Also surviving are three children, Lois McKnight and Ted (Chris) Herman both of Ottoville and Lecia (Tim) Williams of Delphos; five grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Phipps of Findlay. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Demi Williams; 3 sisters: Dorothy Fisher, Rita Smith, Delores Fisher and a brother, Bob Fisher.
Helen was a RN at the former Paradise Oaks Nursing Home, Cloverdale. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was also a member of the Delphos Eagles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with The Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Sunday, Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where a scripture service will be at 1:45 p.m., and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. till time of service all at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Twp.
Memorials may be given to the Church Windows funds.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


1-25-2017
Helen Marie Trenkamp
Helen Marie Webken Trenkamp, 73, of Ottoville, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born June 29, 1943 in Lima to the late Joseph and Martha (Schmitz) Webken. On November 24, 1962 she married Robert J. Trenkamp and he survives in Ottoville.
   She is also survived by five children, Robert (Shelley) Trenkamp and Jeff Trenkamp both of Ottoville, Lisa (Eric) Kaufman of New Albany, Lynn Trenkamp of Ottoville, and Lesley Trenkamp of Akron; seven grandchildren, Alysia (Elliott) Smallwood, Laura Kaufman, Michael (Alyson) Kaufman, Rachel Kaufman, Danielle Trenkamp, Dustin Trenkamp, and Dana Trenkamp; two sisters, Phyllis Moening and LouAnn Kahle both of Kalida; two sisters-in-law, Mae Webken of Kalida and Margaret (Donald) Warnecke of Ottoville; and a brother-in-law, Richard (Trish) Trenkamp of Huntsville. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Webken; two brothers-in-law, Leon "Windy" Kahle and Kenneth "Kenny" Moening; and two great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Owen Smallwood.
   After raising her family of five Helen was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse at the age of 49. She had many great experiences in her nursing career and retired as a psychiatric nurse at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   Helen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, praying the rosary daily, and her little sidekick, Bruce. She loved travelling and spending time with family and friends. She was always only a phone call away to lend a caring ear or a helping hand.
   Helen was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Altar Rosary Society, and NAMI.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be an Altar Rosary service at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to Ottoville EMS.
   Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


2-4-2017
Walter D. Byrne
Walter D. Byrne, 93, of Delphos, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos. He was born May 7, 1923, in Ottoville to Joseph and Hildegard (VanOss) Byrne. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Eileen Butler on August 14, 1945, she survives in Delphos.
He is survived by a son, Timothy (Ann) Byrne of Delphos; a daughter, Joyce (Greg) Early of Lima; three grandchildren, Jason Early, Alisha (Steven) Snavely, and Colin Byrne; and three great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Tanner Early and Andrew Snavely. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Byrne
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and retired from R.G. Dunn Cigar Company after 23 years of service. He served in the Army during WWII. Walter was a loving and patient husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was a self taught handyman.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council to follow at church. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


2-14-2017
Jerome Burgei
Jerome Burgei, 82, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born January 3, 1935 to William and Margaret Burgei. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" Pohlman on September 14, 1957; she preceded him in death on May 5, 2013.
He is survived by four sons, Rick (Barbara) Burgei of Delphos, Robb (Sherry) Burgei of Delphos, Russ (Bonnie) Burgei of Pinckney, MI, and Randy Burgei of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother, James "Jim" Burgei of MI; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Jerome was a devoted family man – husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He served in the US Marine Corp from '53 – '57 as a Corporal E3 and honorably discharged completing assignments in Alaska and Korea. He was always taking time to find a project or help a friend. He was a dedicated member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where he rarely missed a 7:30am Mass on Sundays. His faith was instrumental in his life. He truly enjoyed spending time with his wife and was always there to support her, especially in her love of sewing for the community. They were rarely seen one without the other over the years. He had worked at Ottoville Tile, Rand Corp in CA, and retiring from Federal Mogul in Van Wert after 37 years of faithful service.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with a parish wake to begin at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church.
To leave condolences please visit harterandschier.com


2-21-2017
Raymond F. Kaufman
Raymond F. Kaufman, 93, of Ottoville died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Rita's Inpatient Hospice, Lima. He was born January 17, 1924 in Ottawa to the late Edward and Veronica (Schroeder) Kaufman. On September 1, 1948 he married Elma C. Miller and she survives in Ottoville.
Also surviving are seven children, Ronald (Kathy) Kaufman of Salem, SC, Barb (Tom) Brinkman of Ottoville, Karen (Rick) Heidenescher of St. Charles, IL, Larry (Tami) Kaufman of Carmel, IN, Dennis (Jacci) Kaufman of Ft. Wayne, IN, Timothy (Linda) Kaufman of Ottoville, and Fr. Kent Kaufman of St. Charles Parish, Lima; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Rita Kaufman and Margaret Kaufman both of Ottawa. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Arthur (Ann), Edwin (Helen), Leonard (Ludwina), Urban, Ralph, and Elmer Kaufman and three sisters, Mary Kaufman, Mildred (Vincent) Brinkman, and Bertha (Otto) Gerdeman.
Ray was a 1942 graduate of SS. Peter and Paul High School, Ottawa. He worked for the family business, Miller Brothers Clay Works, for 35 years until his retirement in 1986 and was the secretary of Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company for 45 years.
Ray was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a member of Knights of Columbus council 2238, Ottoville. He was a Monterey Township Clerk from 1980-1996, secretary of Ottoville's Volunteer Fire Department for 6 years and taught High School Religious Education at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. Ray enjoyed carpentry and gardening, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with his son, Fr. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ottoville Immaculate Conception Educational Foundation and to the Stain Glass Window Restoration Project or to St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

2-23-2017
Mildred G. Elwer
Mildred G. Elwer, 91, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
She was born August 11, 1925, in Ottoville to Charles and Rose (Klausing) Looser. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Lewis Elwer on July 4, 1949; he preceded her in death on January 20, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Lou Ann (Jim) Wiltsie; and a son, Robert (Deb) Elwer both of Delphos; a brother, Laverne (Evy) Looser of Ottoville; eight grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Brinkman, Laina Wiltsie, James Wiltsie, Michael Wiltsie, Scott (Chrissy) Elwer, Todd (Jamie) Elwer, Aaron (Chris) Elwer, and Lynette (Cory) Haehn; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Looser.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a graduate of Ottoville high school, and she was a home maker. She enjoyed mowing and farming, and she truly enjoyed her grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Jefferson and Delphos St. John's schools, FFA Department or Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
To leave condolences please visit harterandschier.com

3-4-2017
Ruth M. Wegesin
Ruth M. Wegesin, age 89 of Delphos, passed peacefully at her residence on Friday, Mar. 4, 2017. She was born May 12, 1927 in Ottoville, to Frank and Elizabeth (Calvelage) Pohl. On Oct. 27, 1945, she married Robert E. Wegesin, Sr., who died on September 19, 1998.
Surviving are her children: Jim (Elaine) Wegesin of Galion, OH; Janice Wegesin of Petoskey, MI; Ron (Barbara) Wegesin of Dublin, OH; Joyce (Bob) Lause of Ft. Jennings, OH; Ginnie Wegesin of Powell, OH; Tim Wegesin of Cedar Park, TX; Tom (Connie) Wegesin of Wapakoneta, OH; Gerry (Carla) Wegesin of Roanoke, VA; and Mark Wegesin of Norfolk, VA. Also surviving are four siblings: Gilbert Pohl of Coldwater, MI; Bernard Pohl of Quincy, MI; and Alice Brinkman and Katie Hermiller, both of Kalida, OH. Her seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren also will miss her.
She was preceded in death by two children, Elaine Louise and Robert Jr., and two brothers, Norbert Pohl and Robert Pohl.
Ruth was a homemaker who, for more than 20 years, made wedding and other occasion cakes. She golfed for many years, shooting her hole-in-one just before her 65th birthday at the Bar-K Golf Course in Lago Vista, Texas. She also enjoyed participating in the women's bowling leagues, and in her later years, particularly looked forward to occasional trips to the casino with her sister, Katie, and playing cards with her friends from Ft. Jennings. Ruth was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471 Auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Auxiliary, all in Delphos.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Fr. Thomas Gorman and Fr. Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Ruth has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals or the hospice organization of your choice.
The family has entrusted Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, to arrange Ruth's services.
Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com


3-17-2017
Margie Heiss
Margie Heiss, 92, of Delphos, passed away on March 17, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.
She was born February 22, 1925, to Louis and Sophia C. (Wannemacher) Heckman. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to David E. Heiss on April 14, 1951; he preceded her in death on October 5, 1983.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Heckman, Gertrude Shay, Agnes Archdeacon, and Mary C. Heckman; and one brother Paul J. Heckman.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Alter Rosary Society. She had worked in nursing homes, private homes, and hospitals. Margie enjoyed sewing, golf, bowling, gardening, and playing bridge.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday March 26, 2017 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville Ohio. Visitation will be at Harter and Schier Funeral Home Wednesday March 25, from 6-8 pm, where a scripture service will be held. Burial will in Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude's.


3-18-2017
LeRoy G. Fierstos
LeRoy G. Fierstos Sr., 95, currently of North Manchester formerly of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Peabody Health in North Manchester, Indiana. He was born to the late George and Frances (Wannemaker) Fierstos on November 24, 1921 in Ottoville, Ohio.
LeRoy married Miriam Weitzel on September 7, 1942, she survives. He was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church in Wabash, Indiana. LeRoy was a Jewler/Watch Maker in Wabash. He served in the United States Air Force as a first Lieutenant USAF retired. LeRoy was a registered Gemologist and Watch Maker, and was an avid fisherman. He belonged to BPOE Wabash Elks, American Legion Post 15, and UFW Post 286 of Wabash.
Along with his wife, Miriam he is survived by sons, LeRoy G. Fierstos Jr. of Silver Lake, Indiana, Daniel L. Fierstos (Penny) of North Manchester, Indiana, and Donald R. Fierstos (Tawana) of Auburn, Pennsylvania; daughters, Mrs. David (Beverlee) Whitaker of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. Robert (Melissa) Love of Abbeville, South Carolina, and Melinda S. Fierstos of Marion, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, Indiana, with Father Sextus Don officiating the service. Preferred memorials are directed to National Autism Association.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com

3-24-2017
Rita M. Schmitz
Rita M. Schmitz, 91, of Ottawa died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at The Meadows of Leipsic. She was born December 4, 1925 to the late John and Susan (Bohn) Plescher. On October 29, 1949 she married Louis Schmitz who died April 11, 1959.
She is survived by three children, Linda Best, Eugene (Marlene) Schmitz, and Michael (Connie) Schmitz all of Glandorf; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren with two on-the-way; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Ruth Calvelage of Ft. Jennings; a brother, Robert (Vivian) Plescher of Ottawa; and a son-in-law, Chuck Otto of Miller City. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Otto; a son, Louis Schmitz, Jr; a brother, Arthur Plescher; a sister, Mary Plescher; and a son-in-law, William Best.
Rita was a housekeeper for the Le Bell Motel, Ottawa and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf and the Ottawa American Legion Auxiliary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where there will be a parish rosary at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.



4-13-2017
Dorothy C. Kleman
Dorothy C. Kleman, 88, of Ottawa died 6:46 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida.  She was born July 22, 1928 in Ottoville to the late Albert H. and Veronica (Krietemeyer) Utrup.   On November 23, 1950, she married Wilfred J. (Bill) Kleman.  He died January 11, 1980.
Dorothy is survived by five children, Gilbert "Gib"  (Shirley) Kleman of Ottawa, Emma (Jerome) Horstman of Cloverdale, Melvin (Alice) Kleman of Napoleon, Daniel (Cynthy) Kleman and Anthony (Teresa) Kleman all of Ottawa;  12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and one on-the-way; a brother, Harold  "Boog" Utrup of Ottawa; and  a sister, Alberta Utrup of Kalida.  She is preceded also by her sibling, Brother Leo Utrup C.PP.S. and a sister-in-law, Lucia Utrup.
   Dorothy worked at the former Putnam Acres in housekeeping and cooking.  She also drove bus for O/G School, and was a caretaker for people in their homes. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf,  its Altar Rosary Society,   and a member of the CLC Council  179 Glandorf.  Dorothy was always involved  with the family farm. She made the best potato salad and sugar cookies and liked collecting pigs. She enjoyed attending the Putnam County Fair and Ohio State Fair  and watching her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren exhibit at these events. Dorothy loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she enjoyed flowers, especially gladiolas.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where there will be a Scripture Service at 1:45 p.m..
  Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Church maintenance and building fund.
   Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

4-24-2017
Dorothy A. Miller
Dorothy A. Miller, 86, of Ottoville died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born June 9, 1930 in Cloverdale to the late Harry and Anna (Uphaus) Becker. On November 3, 1951 she married Kenneth Miller who survives in Ottoville.
   Also surviving are two children, Lester (Lauretta) Miller of Spring Lake, MI and Cecelia (Bill) Camp of Edmonds, WA; three grandchildren, Cheryl (Travis) Wilhelm, Matthew (Jenna) Miller, and Nathan (Cristi) Camp; Ten great-grandchildren, Isaac, Heidi, Emily, Caleb, and Lydia Wilhelm, Elaina, Calvin, and Isabella Miller, and Calla and Walter Camp; and a sister, Margaret (Norman) Schimmoeller of Ft. Jennings. She was also preceded in death by a son, David D. Miller.
  Dorothy was a cashier for Ottoville Bank Company. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, its Rosary Altar Society, and the Parish Council. She was a very active life member of the VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be a Scripture service at 1:45 p.m. and a VFW /American Legion Ladies Auxiliary service at 2 p.m.
   Memorials may be made to the David D. Miller Scholarship Foundation thru Trine University, to Immaculate Conception Church Restoration, or to Putnam County Hospice.
   Condolences can be sent to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


4-25-2017
Daniel J. Ricker
Dan Joseph Ricker, 56, died Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017 at his residence in Van Wert.
He was born on June 11, 1960 in Ottoville, Ohio, the son of the late Ambrose and Loretta (Pohlman) Ricker.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori Ann Ricker of Delphos; a son Kevin Joseph (Catherine) Ricker of Delphos; three brothers, Dennis (Karen) Ricker, Marvin (Marge) Ricker, and Steven (Mary) Ricker, all of Ottoville; and three grandchildren, Kayden McIntosh, Triston McIntosh, & Wyatt Ricker.
Dan had worked at Harvey Equipment in Van Wert and Smith Farms in Venedocia, Ohio.
Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Visitation is scheduled one hour ahead of the service.
Preferred memorials are to the Family.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.


5-7-2017
Mary H. Lengerich
Mary H. Lengerich, 57, of Warsaw, Indiana, since 2009, and formerly of Decatur, passed away Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mary was born on Dec. 31, 1959 in Lima to Charles Schweller and Mary Helen (Klima) Schweller, her mother passed away at childbirth; she was then raised by her stepmother, Jane (Lewis) Schweller. He father is also deceased.
On April 12, 1980, Mary married David L. Lengerich who survives in Warsaw.
Mary is also survived by two sons, Matthew D. (Hannah M.) Lengerich and Keith A. Lengerich both of Decatur; a daughter, Melissa M. Lengerich of Warsaw; four brothers, Ron (Mary Jean) Schweller of Fort Jennings, Denny (Vicky) Schweller of Union Mills, Indiana, Paul (Sherry) Schweller of Alderson, Oklahoma, and Jim (Bev) Schweller of Ottoville; two sisters, Phyllis (Maury) Quillen of Shingle Springs, California, and Tina (Joe) Gallmeier of Delphos; a brother-in-law, Tommy Thompson; and a granddaughter Lengerich on the way.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Thompson; and mother-in-law, Leona L. Lengerich.
Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw and a former member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur, where she was a collection counter, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Women of St. Marys. Mary was also a 4-H leader for several years. She was a 1978 graduate of Ottoville High School. Mary worked as a cashier for 22 years with Kroger’s in Bluffton, Decatur and Warsaw.
A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur, with calling one hour in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father Jose Panamatathil, V.C. will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:15 p.m.
Memorials may be given for Masses or St. Vincent dePaul Society.


5-15-2017
Rosalia H. Wegesin
Rosalia H. "Rose" Wegesin, 89, of Delphos, passed away Monday afternoon, May 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Her Family…. She was born June 11, 1927 in Ottoville to John and Theresa (Weber) Honigford, who both preceded her in death. She was previously married to Arthur Miller. On December 13, 1975 she married Henry "Hank" Wegesin.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Hank Wegesin of Delphos; her children, Kathleen Gasser of Delphos, William (Terri) Miller of Stephens City, Va., and Marilyn (Dennis) Klaus of Delphos; step-children, Kathy (Bill) Hittle of Lima, Karen Suever of Boyertown, Pa., Nancy Saum of Hilliard, Judy (John) Rable of Lima and Henry (Cheryl) Wegesin, Jr. of Middle Point; 10 grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with one due in June; and 18 step-great-grandchildren with one due this month.
She is also survived by a brother Walter (Paulette) Honigford of Delphos; a sister Anna Marie Kahle of Ottawa; and sisters-in-law, Doris Honigford, Val Pizzillo, Barb Geiger, and Dot (Gene) Shumaker.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Beckler; brothers, Urban (Bud) Honigford, Alfred Honigford, Victor Honigford and Roger Honigford; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert Wegesin, Delores Dienstberger, Dorothy Honigford, Marge Honigford, and Cy Kahle.
Her Legacy…. Rose was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was also a member of the Ottoville VFW Auxiliary, a social member of Delphos VFW and a member of the Delphos Eagles Aerie 471. She retired from Lima Westgate K-Mart. She was also co-owner with her husband of Bry Nad Sign Company in Delphos. Rose enjoyed gardening, camping, and traveling, crossword puzzles, playing games on her iPad and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing games and teaching them to play cards. Rose also enjoyed bowling and was on several leagues in Delphos. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed crocheting. She was well known for her fried chicken and delicious homemade pies. Her storytelling, laughter, and unconditional love will be missed by all.
Her Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church or Community Health Professionals Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net


5-24-2017
R. Jane Stallkamp
R. Jane Stallkamp, 96, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Vancrest of Ada.
She was born April 13, 1921 at her grandparents' house in Jackson Township, Ft. Jennings to William W. 'Pete' and Flora J. (Martin) Horstman who both preceded her in death. On April 11, 1942 she married Thomas L. Stallkamp who preceded her in death on June 19, 2000.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. (Jim) Neumeier of Ada; a son, Rick P. Stallkamp of Florida and Alaska; two grandchildren, Lynn (Jay) Beaman-Conley of Kenton and Russell (Annette Winebrenner) Neumeier of Kendallville, IN; two great-grandchildren, Baylee and Brady Beaman; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Horstman of Ottoville and Leesburg, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill 'Pete' Horstman Jr. who died on May 29, 2002; in-laws, Joe and Valeta Stallkamp and Bill and Alvina Stallkamp.
Jane graduated from Ottoville High School in 1939 and from the Frederick's Beauty Academy, Lima in 1940.
Mrs. Stallkamp was co-owner of Stallkamp Electric Inc. with her husband and brother-in-law, Bill and his wife, Alvina Stallkamp. Jane and Tom were owners of the Arrow Motel in Delphos, and she was owner and operator of Jane's Beauty Shop in Ottoville and Delphos for 33 years.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and also a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Leesburg, Florida.
She was also a member of the Putnam County Genealogy Society, the Delphos Canal Commission, the Delphos Thrift Shop, and the Ottoville 500 Card Club for 50 years. She retired from the Ohio Legion Control Store in Delphos. Jane and Tom were world travelers. She was an avid Genealogist who wrote three books and had won awards as a ballroom dancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Catholic Ladies of Columbia Chapter 40 service will be held at 4:00 p.m., and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Vancrest of Ada or the Delphos Thrift Shop. Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net


6-15-2017
Arnold Schnipke
Arnold "Arnie" Schnipke, 67, of Cloverdale died 11:43 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  He was born February 25, 1950 in Cloverdale to the late Vincent W. and Carmelita A. (Averesch) Schnipke.
  Arnie is survived by brothers and sisters: John (Erma) Schnipke and Mary Jane (Leroy) Wehri all of Cloverdale, Alphonse (Amy) Schnipke of Rimer, Rose Ann (Duane) Lammers of Kalida, Lavern (Sherri) Schnipke of Bluffton, Dennis (Brenda) Schnipke of Ottoville, Vincent (Cheryl) Schnipke of Ft. Jennings, Patricia Klenz of Middle Point and Brenda (Joe) Brown of Bloomingdale; 35 nieces and nephews; 45 great- nieces and nephews; a great-great-niece and nephew; and his best friend, Baxter the miniature schnauzer.
   Arnie retired as an unit manager for the Department of Corrections in Lima.  He was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church, Cloverdale, Lima's  Eagles, American Legion, and Moose, Kalida Knights of Columbus, Cloverdale Game Club and Leipsic Fishing and Hunting.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at St Barbara's Catholic Church, Cloverdale, with The Very Rev. Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and an hour before mass on Monday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.
   Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.
   Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


6-19-2017
Thomas C. Wannemacher
Thomas "Tom" C. Wannemacher, 58, of Cloverdale died Monday, June 19, 2017. He was born March 17, 1959 in Lima to the late Othmar and Celeste (Heimann) Wannemacher. On August 22, 1981 he married Carol Selhorst who survives in Cloverdale.
Also surviving are three children, Jamie Wannemacher of Columbus, Adam Wannemacher and Bradley Wannemacher both of Cloverdale; two brothers, Robert (Cheryl) Wannemacher of Lima and Kenneth Wannemacher of Cloverdale; two sisters, Charlene (John) Willey and Mary Ann (Tom) Clementz both of Cloverdale; a brother-in-law, Stan Mansfield of Cloverdale; mother-in-law, Julitta "Julie" Selhorst of Kalida; and in-laws, Mary Gail (Jon Sakosits) Selhorst, Becky (Carl) Fortman, John (Nancy) Selhorst, Jenny (Gary) Kahle and Jackie (John) Schimmoeller. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Mansfield and his father-in-law, Harold "Herk" Selhorst.
Tom worked at Eaton in Van Wert and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church, Cloverdale and its Holy Name Society. He was on the St. Barbara Cemetery Board and the Perry Township Zoning Board. Tom was a member of the Cloverdale Game Club, enjoyed playing cards, and was a Cincinnati Reds Fan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Barbara Catholic Church, Cloverdale with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be a scripture service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


7-3-2017
Janette I. Ruhe
Jeanette I. Ruhe, 90, of Ottawa died 1:54 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born September 3, 1926 in Ottoville to the late Edward and Matilda (Weber) Eickholt. On February 9, 1949, she married E. James Ruhe, who died March 26, 2000.
She is survived by four sons: Duane "Max" Ruhe of Sarasota, FL, Greg (Loreen) Ruhe of Glandorf, Mark Ruhe of Findlay and Tim (Ellen) Ruhe of Ottawa. ; 6 grandchildren: Ross (Kelly) Ruhe, Jaclyn (Todd) Noirot, Kyle (Shannon) Ruhe, Shannon Ruhe, Tiffany (Ryan) Maag, and Taryn (Brian) Jordan; 9 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters: Norma Smith of Lima, Doris German of Ottawa and Lillian Kohlrieser of Port Charlotte, FL
Jeanette is preceded in death by 2 sisters: Evelyn Brinkman and Lucille "Lucy" Mangas and a brother: Kenneth Eickholt.
Jeanette retired from the Putnam County Board of Elections. She was a devoted woman to her faith and was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. She was also a member of the C. L. of C. She enjoyed spending her winters in Florida. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was also a great card player.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where a scripture service will be held at 7:50 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to Sts. Peter and Paul Education Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

7-5-2017
Marilyn D. Grote
Marilyn D. Grote, 81, of Cloverdale died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. She was born April 11, 1936 in Lima to the late Gilbert and Veronica (Weiging) Grubenhoff. On March 3, 1962 she married Ronald Grote who died January 28, 2013.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Stewart) Mills of Scott; a brother, Tom Grubenhoff of Ft. Jennings; brother-in-law, Jim Grote of Cloverdale; sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Brinkman of Cloverdale; nieces and nephews, Donald Grubenhoff, Craig (Angie) Brinkman, and Lisa (Brian) Barnett; and her beloved dog, Sassy.
She was also preceded in death by her niece, Doris Bell and a sister-in-law, Virginia Grubenhoff.
Marilyn drove truck with her husband and worked at Express Mart in Ottoville. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township. Memorials may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

7-8-2017
Anna C. Landwehr
Anna C. Landwehr, 78, of Ottoville died 6:40 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  She was born July 3, 1939 in Putnam County to the late Alphonse and Agnes (Blum) Utrup.  On December 27, 1958, she married Louis Landwehr.  He died October 1, 1997.
  Survivors include three sons: Dan Landwehr of Ottoville, Dave Landwehr of Ottoville and Doug (Sandi) Landwehr of Summerville, SC; two granddaughters: Samantha Landwehr and Kassidy Landwehr; twelve brothers and sisters: Dolores (John) Turnwald of Ottoville, Margaret Koester of Ottoville, Barbara (Bill) Kroeger of Delphos, Cecelia (Jim) Friemoth of Delphos, Minnie (Gordon) Moenter of Delphos, James (Carol) Utrup of Cincinnati, Bernard (Rita) Utrup Delphos, Agnes Klaus of Delphos, Beatrice Dundas of Ottoville, John (Paula) Utrup of Columbus Grove, Mary (Tom) Say of Lima and Helen Friemoth of Newberry, SC; and a brother-in-law Richard Siefer of Kalida.
She was also preceded in death by three siblings: Mel Siefer, Joseph John Utrup and Gertrude Utrup; and three brothers-in-law: Ralph Koester, Gary Klaus and Dave Dundas.
Anna was a 1957 graduate of Ft. Jennings High School.  She was a teacher’s aide in the Ottoville Schools for over forty years and a former secretary of the Ottoville Park Carnival Board.  Anna was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Altar Rosary Society, church sacristan, funeral liturgy committee, extraordinary communion minister, prayer line and home bound visitor.
  A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville.  Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.  Visitation will be from 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township (on the corner of US 224 and 634).
  Memorial donation may be given to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to the Ottoville School.
  Condolences may be expressed at:  www.lovefuneralhome.com  

7-13-2017
Martha A. Brown
Martha A. Brown, age 83 of Deerfield, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Cambrian Memory Care.
She was born April 8, 1934, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Edwin and Whilomena (Pohl) Hilvers, and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School.
On September 27, 1952, she married Julius Brown, and they have been blessed to celebrate over 64 years together. Martha was a faithful, active member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, St. Alphonsus Parish where she was involved in the Altar Rosary Society as well as the choir. In addition to raising nine children, she was the bookkeeper for the family business, Home Acres Heating and Plumbing. Martha enjoyed bowling, fishing, and crocheting; and was known for making the best cookies. She also made time to volunteer in the schools with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Julius, she is survived by their children: Patricia (Terry) Reau of Blissfield, Margaret (Jack) Ward of Tecumseh, Karen (Robert) Wilson of Blissfield, Sr. Janice Brown O.P. of Detroit, Susan (David) Zittleman of Temperance, Thomas (Connie) Brown of Blissfield, Kayleen Cristman and Christina (Joe) Frank, both of Deerfield; daughter-in-law, Cindy Brown; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; and sisters, Florence (Maurice) Fuerst and Mary Ann (Vincent) Kehres.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Brown; her brother, Bernard Hilvers; and sisters, Alberta Kasler and Norma Burgei.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Light Of Christ Catholic Church, St. Alphonsus Parish in Deerfield, with Rev. Jeffrey Poll as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield on Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., where a Rosary Service will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to Light of Christ Catholic Parish for Masses, Alzheimer’s Association or Great Lakes Hospice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.


7-16-2017
Dorothy B. Sanders
Dorothy B. Sanders, 93 of Cloverdale died 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida.  She was born February 7, 1924 in Lima to the late Mathias and Agnes (Schimmoeller) Hellman.  On July 10, 1948 she married Anthony F. Sanders, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy is survived by her 7 children:  John (Donna) Sanders of Defiance, Bob Sanders of Cloverdale, Janice (Dan) Schimmoeller of Perrysburg, Larry (Judy) Sanders of Ottawa, Jim (Tammy) Sanders of Delphos, Diane (Bart) Baldauf of Fort Jennings and Mike (Julie) Sanders of Delphos; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a brother:  Albert Hellman of Florida.
She is preceded in death by 5 siblings:  Leona Metzger, Joseph Hellman, Rita Beining, Thomas Hellman and Esther Grothaus a grandson:  Casey Baldauf.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


7-30-2017
Edith M. Calvelage
It is with great sadness the family of Edith M. “Edie” Calvelage, 91, of Ottoville announces her passing on Sunday at 12:52 p.m. at her residence.
She was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Columbus Grove to Henry and Mary (Gerker) Remlinger, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 17, 1945, she married Bernard Calvelage. He survives in Ottoville. They had been married 71 years.
Other survivors include six children, Cheryl (Barry) Kitson of Westerville, Dale (Marilyn) Calvelage and Denny (Karen) Calvelage of Ottoville, Nancy Calvelage of Huber Heights, Alan (Denise) Calvelage of Ottoville and Teresa (Terry) VanGrootheest of Delphos; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two special nephews, Gary Siefker and Kevin Siefker of Arizona.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Adolph Remlinger, Wilbur Remlinger and Andrew Remlinger; twin siblings, Carl Remlinger and Carletta Siefker; a sister, Martha James; and a special nephew, Dean Siefker.
Edie was a wife, homemaker and worked side by side with her husband on the family farm. She had also worked at the Lima Tank Plant, St. Mary’s Packing and Aeroquip. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, Fort Jennings Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Delphos Eagles Auxiliary and Fort Jennings American Legion Auxiliary. Boating and water skiing at 5 Span was a special part of her life. She was very proud to have driven her own jet ski into her 80s and still drove their van up until three weeks ago. She proudly took care of her husband over the years and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was famous for always having ice cream and the fixings readily available for their visits. Edie loved shopping.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, The Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a CL of C rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a scripture service at 7:50 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Health Professional, Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program or St. Rita’s Palliative Care.
Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com


8-5-2017
Philip R. Horstman
Philip Robert Horstman, 58, of Lewis Center, OH, formerly of Cloverdale, has found peace after a heroic 6 year battle with kidney cancer on Saturday, August 05, 2017. He was born July 23, 1959 in Lima, OH to the late Alfred and Leona (Roof) Horstman.
Philip was a graduate of Ottoville High School, Ottoville, OH and started working at GTE Sylvania, Ottawa, OH in 1977. Following graduation from The Ohio State University Phil worked for UPS for 35 years. He was a member of Powell United Methodist Church and enjoyed many outdoor athletic pursuits. He was an avid Buckeye fan.
Phil is survived by Debi his loving wife of 25 years, children Andrew (fiancé Alexandra O'Brien), Kristina and Richard, brothers Alfred Jr. (Sandy), John (Shirley), Stephen (Virginia), Dennis (Tricia), Gary (Angela Westbeld) and Dale (Carolyn) all of Putnam County, OH, numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of I-270). Funeral service will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10 AM at Powell United Methodist Church, 825 E. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Kobacker House or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.schoedinger.com


8-17-2017
Theresa M. Heiing
Theresa M. Heiing, 88, of Ottawa died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born March 25, 1929 in Ottoville to the late Charles and Clara (Pittner) Sawmiller. She married Alfred Heiing in 1948 and he died November 29, 2005.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Schnipke and fiancé, Ben Eldridge of Ottawa; grandson, Mike (Joy) Cass of Lima; great-grandson, Tyler Cass; and two sisters: Dorothy Metcalfe and Clara Honigfort.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Harold, Paul and Cyril Sawmiller and five sisters: Ruth Menke, Gertrude Michel, Rosie Seimet, Alice Beckman and Mary Sawmiller.
Theresa retired from Philips, formerly of Ottawa and was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. Theresa loved gardening, fishing with Alfred and spending time at Lake Erie. One of her favorite things to do was spend time with her grandson, Mike and great-grandson, Tyler.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Mark Hoying officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life following the Mass in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa.
The arrangements are under the direction of LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


8-18-2017
Anna Marie Kahle
Anna Marie Kahle, 87, of Glandorf, died at 9:35 pm Friday, August 18, 2017 at her home on the family farm in Greensburg Township. She was born March 2, 1930 on a farm West of Ottoville to the late John and Theresa (Weber) Honigford. On February 20, 1954, she married Cyril B. Kahle and he died July 6, 1984.
Surviving are five children: Virginia (Jim) Schroeder of Glandorf, Janice Kahle of Bellevue, Kenneth (Sue) Kahle of Columbus Grove, Norman (Ranae) Kahle of Glandorf, David Kahle of Glandorf; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way; a brother: Walter (Paulette) Honigford of Delphos and a sister-in-law: Doris Honigford of Ottoville; and a brother-in-law, Hank Wegesin of Delphos. She was also preceded in death by siblings: Urban (Dorothy) Honigford, Oswald Honigford, Al (Marge) Honigford, Rose Wegesin, Victor Honigford, and Roger Honigford.
Anna Marie was a dedicated farm wife, she loved her family and enjoyed her friends. She was a sweet mom and grandmother who took great delight in children. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf and their Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm Monday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where a parish rosary will be at 7:30.
Memorials may be made to masses or families wishes.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com


8-23-2017
Ruth C. Pohlman
Ruth C. Pohlman, 90, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday morning, August 23, 2017 at Community Health Professionals Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
Her Family…. She was born October 16, 1926 in Putnam County to Jacob and Veronica (Ricker) Burgei who both preceded her in death. On October 16, 1945 she married Jerome "Dewey" H. Pohlman, who preceded her in death on December 4, 2000.
She is survived by four sons, Gerald (Annette) Pohlman of Lima, Roger (Sally) Pohlman, Mark (Beth) Pohlman and Dale (Julie) Pohlman, all of Delphos; two daughters, Carol (Kenneth) Grothous of Delphos and Kathryn (Mark) Spears of Lima; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren with another one on the way; two sisters, Norma Vonderembse of Delphos and Irene Miller of Ottoville; and sisters-in-law, Ethel Burgei and Avonelle Burgei, both of Delphos, Norma Burgei of Ottoville, Dolly Pohlman and LaDonna Peterson, both of Delphos.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Orville and Thomas Burgei; three sisters, Alma Minnig, Rosemary Pohlman and Gertrude Rode; and one grandson, Darrel Pohlman
Her Legacy…. Ruth was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a homemaker and had worked at Drapery Stitch for 25 years. She was also a 4-H advisor and volunteered at the Interfaith Thrift Shop for many years.
Ruth enjoyed sewing and crocheting for her family, also loved teaching them. She spent many hours at different houses canning with her family. She attended ballgames many years with "Dewey" and their friends until she wasn't able, and then she continued listening to the radio to the family ballgames. She loved playing cards with friends. She dearly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; never missing a birthday.
Her Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday with a Parish Wake Service held at 7:30 p.m.; and one hour before the time of service on Saturday at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Parish Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net.


8-30-2017
Alan W. Niemeyer
Alan W. Niemeyer, 60 of Ottoville died 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family.  He was born January 18, 1957 in Van Wert to the late Alphonse and Rosemary (Giesken) Niemeyer.  On September 5, 1981 he married Angela “Angie” Siebeneck, who survives in Ottoville.
He is also survived by three children:  Jillian Little of Columbus Grove, Susan (Brandon) Kaufman of Ottawa and Matthew Niemeyer of Chattanooga, TN; five grandchildren:  Makenna, Kaden, Caleb, Parker and Maxwell; eleven siblings:  Norma (Wayne) Turk, Mary Jane Averesch, Ruth Hoorman, Ronald (Mary Lou) Niemeyer, Chuck (Anne) Niemeyer, Tim (Chris) Niemeyer, Paul (Ellen) Niemeyer, Jann (Jerry) Eickholt, Marcia (Dan) Eickholt, Mary Jo (Jerry) Miller, and Rose (Mark) Krietemeyer.
Alan is preceded in death by 2 brothers:  Jerome Niemeyer and Dan Niemeyer; a sister:  Sally Niemeyer; 2 brothers-in-law:  Bernard Averesch and Gene Hoorman and a sister-in-law:  Jean Niemeyer
Alan retired from Eaton Corporation, Van Wert.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville.  Alan was also a member of the Ottoville Knights of Columbus, the Kalida Fish and Game Club, the NRA and ODNR.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.  Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


8-31-2017
Ethel B. Burgei
Ethel B. Burgei, 92, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was born June 26, 1925, in Columbus Grove to Steve and Mary (Weber) Miller. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on November 20, 1946, to Orville H. Burgei; he preceded her in death on June 21, 2013.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Connie) Burgei of Troy, OH, Donald (Judy) Burgei of Hilliard, and Larry (Donna) Burgei of Delphos; three daughters, Mary Jane (John) Morman of Glandorf, Judy (Kevin) Clark of Delphos, and Anne (Dan) Wurst of Ottoville; Daughter-in-law, Judy Burgei of Fort Jennings; four brothers, Ralph (Dorothy) Miller of Kalida, Donald (Dorothy) Miller of Landeck, Virgil Miller of Ottoville, and Art Miller of Florida; four sisters, Luella Madigan of Wapak, Irene Horner of Lima, Deloris Mesker of Delphos, and Ladonna (Bill) Schlagbaum of Delphos; 25 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and sisters-in-laws, Avonelle Burgei, Irene Miller, Norma Vonderembse, and Norma Burgei.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mike Burgei; brother, Norbert (Angela) Miller; sisters, Rita (Leon) Turnwald and Julie (Norm) Kaskel; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Ralph Miller, Judy Miller, John Madigan, Honk Horner, Bob Mesker, John Burgei, Tom Burgei, Alma (Cammy) Minning, Ruth (Dewey) Pohlman, Rosemary (Art) Pohlman, Ken (Gertrude) Rode, and Gus Vonderembse.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Landeck CL of C, a bowling league, and a graduate of Ottoville high school. She was a home maker and she had also sold Avon. Ethel enjoyed being a part of the Van Wert Hospital sewing club, but mostly she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Alzheimer's Association, or St. John's Parish Foundation.
To leave condolences please visit harterandschier.com


9-7-2017
Richard J. Lauer
Richard J. Lauer, 89, of Glandorf, died 8:17 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his residence.  He was born December 24, 1927 in  Ottoville to the late Arnold and Mildred (Obringer) Lauer. On April 25, 1953 he married Edna M. Schroeder who preceded him in death on October 14, 2014.  He is also preceded in death by a brother, James A. Lauer and a sister, Martha Ellerbrock.
He is survived by his 5 children: Karen Lauer of Mesa, AZ, David (Marge) Lauer of Greencastle, IN, Kevin (Becky) Lauer of Delaware, Michelle (Tony) Rosselit of Pandora, and Jeff (Chris) Lauer of Mesa, AZ; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Corrine) Lauer of Vandalia; five sisters, Ruth Giesige of Ottawa, Lois Flynn of Sebring, FL, Irene (Dave) Flynn of Virginia, Alice Siefker of Ottawa and Nancy Warnimont of Continental.
Richard retired in 1982 from Philips, Ottawa and then moved to Mesa, AZ to pursue a second career as a small business owner.  He owned and operated Sun Eliminator Screen Shop, Mesa, AZ.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the Ottawa, VFW.  He was a member of the Ottawa American Legion and the Ottawa K of C.  He loved to play cards and enjoyed seeing his great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Ottawa with military rites by the Ottawa VFW, American Legion and AMVETS. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where a parish rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Foundation.  Online condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


9-19-2017
Paul A. Rellinger
Paul A. Rellinger, 91, of Ft. Jennings, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Meadows of Kalida. He was born on January 29, 1926, in Ottoville, to August and Pauline (Flatz) Rellinger. Both preceded him in death.
Paul was a brother to nine siblings. He is survived by his sister Lucina Donaldson. He was preceded in death by four sisters; Adelaide Smith, Mary Metzger, Imelda Stechschulte and Isabelle Markward; four brothers, his identical twin Karl, Oscar, John and Art Rellinger. He is leaving behind many loving nephews and nieces including his nephew Dave and wife Kathy Rellinger who had a close relationship with him; sister-in-law Mary Rellinger; brother-in-law Don Markward; a best friend and Army brother from WWII, Glen Pearson of Sycamore, Illinois; and "his extended family" the amazing staff at the Meadows of Kalida.
Paul was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 and worked as a skilled heavy equipment operator throughout northern Ohio. He was also an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed sports. He was a member of the Ottoville VFW Post #3740. He was a veteran, serving as PFC in Company E, 309th Infantry, and 78th Division in WWII. He was devoted to his faith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings.
Paul's final years were spent appreciating all those who visited him during his time at the Meadows of Kalida, especially the staff who cared for him with extreme love and compassion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings. Father Mark Hoying will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ottoville, where the Ottoville VFW and the Ft. Jennings American Legion Rifle Squad will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Putnam County Hospice. To leave condolences please visit harterandschier.com


10-5-2017
Doris A. Shawley
Doris Anita Shawley, 97, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
  She was born on February 16, 1920 in Defiance, the daughter of Forrest and Mildred (Moran) Shawley. She attended the eighth grade at St. Mary Catholic School. She graduated from Defiance High School in 1938, graduated from Defiance College in 1942 with a BA Degree in Education, and again in 1946 with a BS Degree. She attended Bowling Green State University, Indiana University, and the University of Colorado.
Doris taught school for 42 1/2 years, the last 32 years as head of the Mathematics Department in Ottoville. While at Ottoville she taught home economics and mathematics, and she served as junior class and prom advisor for many years. It must be noted that 37 of her math students ranked on the state level in the Ohio Tests of Scholastic Achievement. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance, and was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She was a member of the Paulding, Putnam, and Defiance County Chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the NRTA Division of AARP.
  Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers James, Roger, and Kenneth, a sister Marjorie, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church,  American Cancer Society, or Paulding County Senior Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.


10-18-2017
Rita C. Beining
Rita Clara Beining, 94, of Ottoville died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.
She was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Landeck to August and Anna (Krietemeyer) Beckman, who preceded her in death. On May 3, 1947, she married Julius Joseph Beining, who died Jan. 22, 2004.
She is survived by 10 children, Malinda (Sam) Childress of Vermillion, Dorothy (Duane) Oberg of Ottoville, Diana (Jay) Griesser of Kissimmee, Florida, James (Marilyn) Beining of Indian Lake, Ralph (Amy) Beining of Van Wert, Janice (Gene) Wannemacher and Eileen (Tim) Horstman of Ottoville, Annette (Mike) Myers of Van Wert, Leo (Sue) Beining of Landeck and Marie (Jeff) Turnwald of Ottoville; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Beining of Ottoville.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Beckman.
Rita was a housewife. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Altar Rosary Society. Rita was a volunteer at church, The Meadows of Kalida, and the Delphos Thrift Store.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where there will be a Scripture Service at 1:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Putnam County Hospice or to the church window fund.
Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


10-20-2017
Madonna L. Kamphaus
Madonna L. Kamphaus, 57, of Glandorf died  12:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at her residence.  She was born January 6, 1960 in Lima to the late Linus Kamphaus and Rose (Karl) Kamphaus-Boecker.  Her step-father:  Urban Boecker is also deceased.
She is survived by 2 sisters:  Mary Jo Radebaugh of Cloverdale and Marilyn (Mark) Potthoff of Ottawa; a nephew: Joe Potthoff of Ottawa and a niece : Mary Beth Potthoff of Ottawa.  She is preceded in death by a brother-in-law:  David Radebaugh.
Madonna worked 19 years for Phillips ECG, Ottawa. until 2002.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf.  She is a former member and still attended St. Barbara Catholic Church, Cloverdale.  She has been a member of St. Barbara's Church Choir for 30 years and a member of its C. L. of C.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at St. Barbara Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


10-27-2017
James C. Schneider
James C. Schneider, 81, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
James was born May 12, 1936, to Carl and Carolina (Mang) Schneider. They preceded him in death. On June 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to Carolyn (Fought) Schneider who survives in Middle Point. They recently celebrated sixty years of marriage.
James is also survived by a son, James C. (Julie) Schneider, Jr. of Convoy; one daughter, Lori (Bill) Gordon of Payne; and four grandchildren, Brian (Casey) Schneider, Cory (Lydia) Schneider, Samantha Schneider, and Nicholas (Fiance Rebecca Wells) Gordon; one great grandchild, Wyatt James Schneider, and one baby girl on the way.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Karl and Fred Schneider, and grandson, Evan Gordon.
James was a member of Van Wert St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church. He was a 1954 graduate of Ottoville High School. Jim had been a building contractor since 1953. He loved sports and was a Pony League baseball coach for many years. He was a Cincinnati Reds fan and loved to garden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Van Wert St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Fr. Stanley Szybka will preside. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 pm on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.


10-30-2017
Carol J. Meyer
Carol J. Meyer, 74, of Ft. Jennings, passed away Monday morning, October 30, 2017.
She was born November 29, 1942, in Ottoville to Edward and Lucille (Ellerbrock) Sanders, who both preceded her in death. On October 5, 1963, she married Gerald L. Meyer, who preceded her in death on September 11, 2003.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas G. (Heather) Meyer and Derek J. (Alisha) Meyer, both of Ft. Jennings; three daughters, Valerie K. (Duane) Neidert of Lorain, Alison (Tom) Wallenhorst of Ft. Jennings and Michelle L. (Lowell) Chapman of Sidney; four sisters, Sister Anna Marie Sanders of Dayton, Mary (Mike) Hoverman of Maumee, Karen (Jim) King of Cairo and Barb Sanders of Columbus; a brother, Jerry (Judy) Sanders of Racine, Wisconsin; and thirteen grandchildren, Taylor Wallenhorst, Shelby Neidert, Connor Wallenhorst, Brittany Neidert, Sidney Chapman, Vanessa Wallenhorst, Justin Chapman, Jase Delgado, Tessa Meyer, Brooklynn Meyer, Mollie Meyer, Waylon Meyer and Lacey Meyer.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom Sanders; and a sister, Marilyn Yates.
Carol was a librarian for 20 years and the manager of the Fort Jennings branch of the Putnam County Library. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the CL of C. Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She also enjoyed life as a homemaker on the family farm. Carol loved cooking for her children and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 6, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. and a CL of C service at 6:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Council on Aging.
Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net


10-31-2017

Jean Byrne

Jean Byrne, 84, of Ottoville died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Van Crest of Delphos. She was born March 8, 1933 in Cloverdale to the late John and Frances (German) Schnipke. On May 1, 1954 she married Robert Byrne who survives in Ottoville.

Also surviving are four children, Rick (Jayne) Byrne, Mike (Jean) Byrne, Carl (Nancy) Byrne and Shirley Wilhelm all of Ottoville; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Colletta Schimmoeller of Ft. Jennings; a brother, Tom Schnipke of Kalida; and a sister-in-law, Joanie Schnipke of Kalida. Jean was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Krystal Byrne; six brothers, Isidore "Ike" (Berthie) Schnipke, Mellitus (Frances) Schnipke, Vincent (Carmelita) Schnipke, Bill (Eleanore) Schnipke, Alfred (Mary Theresa) Schnipke, and Donald Schnipke; two sisters, Sr.

Xavier Schnipke and LaDonna (Leo) Burgei; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Schnipke; and a brother-in-law, Donald Schimmoeller. Jean retired from Eaton Corp, Van Wert after 25 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, its Rosary Altar Society, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She loved putting puzzles together with her grandchildren and had a love of music, especially the piano and accordion. Jean enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter and Fr.
John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be a Scripture Service at 1:30 p.m.



11-5-2017
Dennis C. Landin
Dennis C. Landin, 74, of Ottoville died 6:59 p.m., Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Mercy St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo. He was born April 30, 1943 in Ottoville to the late Joseph and Henrietta (Nartker) Landin. On August 17, 1963 he married Martha Gerding who survives in Ottoville.
He is also survived by his children: Ron (Chris) Landin of Ottoville, Connie (Nick) Selhorst and John (Melinda) Landin all of Kalida, Jeff (Kelly) Landin of Ottoville; seven grandchildren: Cody Landin, Brandon Selhorst, Bryce Selhorst, Kyle Landin, Marcus Landin, Jordan Landin and Wyatt Landin; a brother and sister: Jim (Julie) Landin of Ottoville, Diane (Art) Ricker of Ottoville; in-laws: Dorothy and Jerry Pohlman of Ottoville, Tom (Jean) Gerding of Wake Forrest, N.C. and Theresa Gerding of Kalida. Dennis is also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law: Robert Gerding and Ronald Gerding and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Ruth and Howard Miller.
Dennis was a farmer and a truck driver for 37 years for Jennings-Gomer Equity. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville; an OFK Show Stopper's 4-H advisor for 42 years and a member of Putnam County Pork Producers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. , Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township, where there be a scripture service at 1:45 p.m.
Memorials may be given to St. Vincent's Home Away from Home or to the charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


11-9-2017
Norma R. Kemper
Norma R. Kemper, 82 of Ottoville died 8:29 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born November 16, 1934 to the late Norman and Agnes (Stiles) Johnson. On September 27, 1958 she married Robert W. Myers, who died July 13, 1985. She then married Arnold W. Kemper on April 24, 1987. He survives in Ottoville.
Norma is survived by 8 step-children: Martha (Ed) Kuhbander of Ottawa, Wilma Ritchey of Pandora, Marjory Rockey of Lima, Ben (Jodie) Wueller of Ney, Joe (Diane) Wueller of Kalida, Millie (Rich) McElwain of Kalida, Leona Wueller of Kalida and Rita Wueller of Lima; a step-daughter-in-law: Susan Wueller of Auburn, IN; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Eugene (Elaine) Johnson; a step-son: Henry Wueller; a step-daughter-in-law: Dee Wueller and a step-son-in-law: Kenneth Ritchey.
Norma joined the workforce in 1952 and was mostly in retail sales. She was also a pastel portrait artist, rosary maker, a Third Order Carmelite. She joined Avon in 1978 in Cincinnati and continued with Avon in Ottoville. She was a member of Avon's President's Club. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and had been a Rosary leader for Immaculate Conception.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter and Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Window Restoration Fund or to St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

11-13-2017
Gela J. Schuller
Gela J. Schuller, 73 of Ottawa died 5:25 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida. She was born in Ottoville to the late Charles and Juanita (Ladd) Sharp, Sr. On March 28, 1964 she married Harold L. Schuller, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2006.
She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Schuller of Tampa, FL; a sister: Sharon (Chuck) Bibler of Continental and 3 brothers: Frank (Jane) Sharp of Oakwood, Bill (Shelia) Sharp of Cloverdale and Charles (Wendy) Sharp, Jr. of Grover Hill.
Gela was a homemaker.
Her funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Ottoville.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


11-14-2017
Eugene A. Kaverman
Eugene Aloysius Kaverman, 89 of Ottoville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born November 1, 1928 to the late Aloysius and Laura (Laudick) Kaverman. He married the love of his life, Esther V. Bonifas, on September 25, 1953. Esther preceded him in death on June 15, 1986. She was the daughter of the late William and Angela (Picker) Bonifas.
Gene's family includes his children, Janice Kaverman, Angela Kaverman, Marie Kaverman, Jerry (Linda) Kaverman, Linda (Rod) Moser, Jim (Anita) Kaverman, Carol (Jerome) Bendele and Elizabeth (Ralph) Hunt, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Marlene (Schlagbaum) Kaverman on March 25, 1984.
Other survivors include a brother Louis (Martha) Kaverman, three sisters Dorothy Heitz, Alene Klausing, and Janet Hiett, a sister-in-law Eileen Bonifas and brother-in-law Ed Utrup. Preceding him in death include Leonard and Betty Beckmann, Norman and Alice Knippen, Paul (Bounce) and Margaret Pohlman, Ruth Utrup, Robert Heitz, Richard Klausing, Thomas Heitt, Don Luersman, Rosella Bonifas and Melvin Bonifas.
Mr. Kaverman was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, the Holy Name Society and the K of C Delphos. Gene had a great passion for life and thankful God made him a farmer. He loved the work and worked with great love. A devote catholic strong in his Faith, Family and Friends. He enjoyed playing cards and watching the Cleveland Indians and OSU Buckeyes. He always had a smile on his face and a dog by his side. He will be missed, gone from our lives but not from our hearts.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation was from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.


11-22-2017
Jeanette A. Wannemacher
Jeanette A. Wannemacher, 95 of Cloverdale died 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, November 22 at the Meadows of Kalida surrounded by her family. She was born May 22, 1922 in Glandorf to the late Frank and Bertha (Stechschulte) Fortman, the third child and first born daughter in a family with five siblings. On November 25, 1943, she married Herbert Wannemacher who died May 23, 1969 at the age 49..
Jeanette leaves behind her 6 surviving children: Edith Wannemacher of Findlay, Linda (Jason) Pickerman of Ft. Wayne, IN, Gary (Kerry) Wannemacher of Downers Grove, IL, Eugene "Gene" (Katrina) Wannemacher of Haines City, FL, Anne (Larry) Carter of Omaha, NE, Ellen (David) Schroeder of Glosgow, KY and two daughters-in-law: Judy Wannemacher of West Milton and Saundra Wannemacher of Greenville. SC. Also surviving are her 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Juanita (Urban) Selhorst. James Wannemacher, her oldest son, preceded her in death in 2015. She is also preceded by a sister, Valeta "Peg" Myers and three brothers: Eddie Fortman, Len Fortman and Elmer Fortman.
Jeanette was well known to hundreds of students throughout the Ottoville School system. She was cafeteria manager for over 22 years. She was famous for her "pizza burgers" and always had a smile and a wink for the kids coming through the cafeteria line.
A devout Catholic at St. Barbara's, a member of the Altar Sodality, and the Parish Council She was also a member of the Cloverdale Garden Club, the Ohio Association of Public School Employees and the National Farmers' Association. She was a friend and caregiver to many in the community, and could always be counted upon to send a birthday card to everyone she knew.
Jeanette stayed active into her later years with her community and church, her hobbies and interest She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, crocheter, gardener, cook and artist. She loved to travel to visit her children and grandchildren who lived in other states.
The celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Barbara's Catholic Church, Cloverdale with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Twp. with a rosary at 1:45 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to mass.
Memorials may be given to Community Health Professional Hospice, Delphos; Sisters of Notre Dane, Toledo or donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.c


12-1-2017
Bettie J. Altenburger
Bettie J. Altenburger, 83, of Ottoville, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 8:40 a.m., Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Ottoville to Anthony and Petronella “Nellie” (Greulich) Koester, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 27, 1954, she married Paul J. “Duck” Altenburger, who survives in Ottoville.
Other survivors include four children, Jeffrey (Linda) Altenburger of Ottoville, Scott (Kay) Altenburger of Troy and Terri (Steven) Metzger and Lisa (Mark) Vorst of Ottoville; 10 grandchildren, Todd (Julie) Altenburger, Ross (Kristen) Altenburger, Matthew (Jena) Altenburger, Kristen Altenburger, Lauren Altenburger, Jamie (Scott) Saum, Lindsey (Bryce) Newton, Michelle (Michael) Leach, Shannon (Jhered) Cusumano and Josh (Amy) Vorst; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Connie Lou Koester of Ft. Wayne; and two sisters-in-law, Margie Koester of Ottoville and Sis (Tom) Schimmoeller of Delphos.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jim (Vera) Koester, Thomas Koester and Ralph Koester.
Bettie was part owner of J & P Trucking Inc. and had been a quality control inspector for Aeroquip for 20 years. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a lifetime member of the Ottoville VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Delphos and Lima Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with the love of her life, Paul “Duck”, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and loved to visit with her sister. Bettie loved playing the piano and singing, playing cards with family and friends and traveling, especially to Florida.
A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to Immaculate Conception Church Window Restoration Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome


12-16-2017
William Looser
William (Bill) S. Looser, 96, of Delphos, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at his home.
He was born on March 23, 1921, in Delphos to William J. and Dorothy E. (Bedink) Looser who both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on May 18, 1946, to Lillian (Wannemacher) Looser who survives in Delphos.
Bill is also survived by four daughters, Jane Looser, Kathleen Richardson, Cheryl (Joseph) Smith and Lisa (Wayne) Smith, all of Delphos; four sons, Robert (Christine) Looser, Gerald (Mary) Looser, and James Looser all of Delphos, and William Jr. (Catherine) Looser of Ottoville; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Robert Buchanan.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Romus (Marie) Looser and Elmer (Jesslyn) Looser, and two sisters, Ann Marie Buchanan and Dorothy Looser.
Bill was a member of Delphos St. John's Catholic Church, a life member of The Knights of Columbus, a charter member of Delphos Lions Club, a lifetime member of VFW Post 3035, and The American Legion #268. Bill was a World War II Army veteran serving in their 235th Quartermaster Battalion Mobile European Theater in Africa and Italy. After returning from the war, he worked for Lincoln Highway Dairy which was later San-A-Pure Dairy. He was a dairy farmer for 35 years and was the owner alongside his wife, Lillian, of the Country Kitchen in Delphos. Bill also worked at the Lima News for over twenty years, and the Delphos Herald in retirement. He was at one time the Delphos City Director.
He was a great fan of the Cleveland Indians and was a member of the Browns' Backers. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and the outdoors. However, Bill most of all enjoyed being with his wife and family. His best days were spent sitting in the sun watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Delphos St. John's Catholic Church. Fr. Daniel Johnson will be officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Delphos Veteran's Council. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish Wake at 7:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. or Delphos Relay For Life.
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