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Zimmerman laid to rest

July 29, 2013

Staff Writer
NEW HAMPSHIRE — An overcast sky with drizzles of rain on a chilly Saturday greeted approximately 500 people turn out for the service at Waynesfield-Goshen High School. Approximately 1,500 gathered at U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman’s final resting place at Walnut Hill Cemetery near New Hampshire.
Zimmerman was killed in action July 16 in Afghanistan while on mounted patrol by a rocket propelled grenade.

QRM exec: Full inquiry would show firm’s spill total lower

July 29, 2013

An area cement company executive contends fewer than 30 gallons and closer to 8 gallons of diesel fuel entered the city’s sewer system and the Auglaize River and he hopes the authorities conduct a thorough investigation which he believes will show other contributing factors to diesel fuel found in the river.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Good weather, additions proves Jamboree draw

July 29, 2013

An annual festival now in its 70th year serves as a homecoming for a small village in eastern Auglaize County.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

R. W. ‘Wes’ Orphal, 66

July 29, 2013

R. W. “Wes” Orphal, 66, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, and Fort Wayne, Ind., died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Kenneth Kramer, 69

July 29, 2013

Kenneth Kramer, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, in Wapakoneta.

Marilyn Haley, 79

July 29, 2013

Marilyn Ann Haley, 79, died Monday, July 22, 2013.
She was the beloved mother of James (Sally), Jeffrey (Gary Vance), Jill (Gary) Alred, John (Susan), and the late Jane Zemaiduk. She was the dear grandmother of Jacqueline, Jennifer, Jessica, James, Austin, Corinne and Bill and the loving great-grandmother of Charles, Chelsea, Victoria, Catherina, Ethan, Evan, Madison, William, Elizabeth, Brianna, Kailee, Macy and Jesse.

Wilma Wells, 97

July 29, 2013

Wilma J. (Shaw) Wells, 97, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Louella (Metz) and Marvin Shaw.
In 1953, she married Wayne Wells, who preceded her in death in 2000.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Heil; nine nieces and nephews, Junior Shaw, Jean Ellen McKinley, Dr. Darlene Shaw, Tom Shaw, Susan Deeter, Linda Freeman, June Harrison, Doug Burdette, and Wayne Burdette; and many good friends.

Georgeanna Winget, 99

July 29, 2013

Georgeanna Winget, 99, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born July 23, 1914, in Lima, the daughter of Iona (Betz) and Edward Penn. In 1956, she married Robert Winget, and he died in 1968.
Survivors include two daughters, Constance Sprague, of Coquille, Ore., and Linda (Dick) Watt, of Wapakoneta; a step-daughter, Susan (John) Jackson, of Lima; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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