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Obituaries

Betty N. Bumbauld, 94

September 30, 2014

Betty N. Dumbauld, 94, of Celina, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on May 9, 1920, in Mercer County, to Charles and Mellie (Buck) Howell.

On Oct. 6, 1941, she married Stanley “Si” E. Dumbauld, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Daniel (Rebecca) Dumbauld of Zionsville, Ind.; a daughter, Debra (Dale) Bruns of Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Lelah Florence Howell of Celina; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Col. Richard L. Roediger, 77

September 29, 2014

Col. Richard L. Roediger, 77, of Allentown, Pa.; formerly of New Bremen, died on  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at home.

He was the son of the late Frank and Leona Roediger.

Richard was the husband of Pamela J. (Schanerberger) Roediger. 

He worked at Pet Inc. in Allenton for 35 years as office manager. He also owned Roediger's Auction.

Richard served his country in the Navy for four years.

Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78

September 29, 2014

Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78, of rural Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness, with his family at his side.

He had been a Spencer Township Trustee for the past 12 years.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Spencer Township, Allen County, a son of William L. “Bill” and Ruth M. (Hance) Keller, who preceded him in death.

On May 25, 1957, he married Georgia Mae “Peaches” Wisher, who survives.

Paul E. Freytag, 90

September 26, 2014

Paul E. Freytag, 90, of Elmwood in New Bremen, formerly of Minster, died at 9:20 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born on March 9, 1924 in Fort Loramie to the late Edward and Ethel (Speckman) Freytag. He married Irene Doorley on Nov. 25, 1948, in Wapakoneta.

Martha Christine Simmons, 97

September 25, 2014

Martha Christine Simmons, 97, of St. Marys, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

Chris was born on Dec. 25, 1916, in Marston, Mo., to the late William and Lillian Goodwin Scobey.

Jacqueline Sue (Kuck) Ruff, 62

September 23, 2014

After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Jacqueline Sue (Kuck) Ruff, 62, of Sidney Center, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, N.Y., while surrounded by family and friends.

Jackie was born on June 24, 1952, in Lima, to Wallace W. and Marian E. Kuck.

Alma Lee Rhodes, 78

September 22, 2014

Alma Lee Rhodes, 78, of 14047 Glynwood–New Knoxville Road in rural St. Marys, died at 10:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Little Clear Creek, near Pineville, Ky., to Robert Eual and Verda (Partin) Webb.

On Dec, 18, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn., she married Matt S. Rhodes, who survives.

LaVern A. Menker, 81

September 16, 2014

c, of 813 Briarcliff Drive, St. Marys, and formerly of Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen.

He was born on June 7, 1933, in Maria Stein, the son of Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker.

He married Jane Tumbush on Sept. 17, 1955, in St. Marys, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2001.

Steven W. Quigg, 54

September 12, 2014

Steven W. Quigg, 54, of Rockford, and formerly of Toledo, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1960, in Toledo, to William and Georgia (Anderson)  Quigg.

He is survived by his father, William  Quigg,  of Green Valley, Ariz., a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Connie (Heckler)  Quigg  of Rockford, sisters and brothers-in-law Becky and Bob of Napoleon, Kelly of Holland and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy (Cross) Diltz Kohler, 94

September 11, 2014

Dorothy (Cross) Diltz Kohler, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Van Wert Manor in Van Wert.

She was born on July 5, 1920, in Delphos to Daniel and Opal (Carmean) Cross, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Gerald Dilt, who preceded her in death.

She then married Clarence Kohler, and he also preceded her in death.

 

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