Archive - Feb 25, 2013
Leonard E. Hauser 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Annâ€™s Hospital in Westerville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Richard D. Kennedy, 72, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence on Longboat Key, Fla.
He was born to Amelia C. (Dorsten) and Richard B. Kennedy.
He is survived by a son, Richard Scott.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Daryl Kennedy.
A celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Shawnee Country Club in Lima.
Lena Walker, 81 of Wapakoneta, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Richland County, the daughter of the late Lucy and Thomas and Dâ€™Emilio. Her husband of 59 years, Dennis F. Walker, survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters, Denise (Joseph) Fischer, of Wapakoneta, and Danette (John) Addison, of Dayton; a grandson, Aaron Walker Addison, who is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. George Washington; and a sister, Mary Switzer.
By LANCE MIHM
Three of four high school graduates returned to Wapakoneta this weekend as the guests of honor as the newest members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Madigan and Jack Earl attended a dinner ceremony Saturday as they were installed as the newest members of the school district’s Hall of Fame. Shawn Flarida could not be in attendance.
After a few years of dwindling attendance, the ninth annual Bowling the Health of It event at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta had 60 kids sign- up to participate in this year’s event.
The event had only 16 children participate last year, so the higher numbers were welcomed by Wapakoneta Noon Optimists members, who hosted the annual event.
As a Wapakoneta High School senior rounds out his last year of high school, he looks forward to college although he will miss one thing the most — home.
Eighteen-year-old Cedric Gegel will be going from a Redskin to a Crusader in the fall as he plans to attend Capital University, in Columbus, to study electronic media and film, with an emphasis in journalism and pre-law.
But this was not where he initially visioned himself going.