Archive - 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. â€” Brian Garman is still on the disabled list and currently weighing his options for the near future.
Garman, a Wapakoneta native, is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Garman was placed on the 7-day disabled list June 24.
To find out if he could be cleared to return to action, Garman said he attempted to throw for the first time since his injury Monday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. But the throwing session did not go well, he said.
Amanda M. Cope, 26, of Cridersville, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at home.
She was born Dec. 31, 1986, in Lima, to Margaret A. (Mullins) and Mike E. Cope, who survive in Cridersville.
Amanda was a graduate of Wapakoneta High School, Class of 2005.
She is survived by three children: Espn Wolfe and Bentley Wolfe, of Wapakoneta, and Serenity N. Cope, at home; a brother Joseph M. Cope, at home; and a step-sister, Christina Cope, of Allegan, Mich.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Peggy Sue McKenzie 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on Nov.1, 1938, in McPherson, Kan., to Zelma and Buck Jones, who preceded her in death. On Nov 2, 1956, she married Maxey McKenzie and, he survives.
Also Surviving are three children, Jeff McKenzie, Jenny (Jeff) Moon, and Janie (Gary) Hickfang; a sister, Norlene (Bernie) Cotterman; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bud Jones.
Patricia A. Pack, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Joyce (Stewart) Patton, 53, 137 Mound Street, Sindey, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 7, 1959 in Sidney, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Zedeker) and Ralph Stewart.
Joyce is survived by a son, Zachary Martin, of Sidney.
A Celebration of Joyceâ€™s Life will be held at from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.
Michael Carroll, 36, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:58 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, on State Route 198 following a motorcycle accident.
He was born Dec. 10, 1976, in Celina, the son of Robbie Schott Murphy. His mother and step-father, Roy Murphy, survive in Mendon.
Also surviving are a grandmother, Mary Lou Schott, of Celina; a brother, Roy (Keely) Murphy, of Mendon; a sister, Jennifer (Todd) Germann, of Celina; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Robert Schott Sr. and Betty and Jack Murphy.
Joan (Phyllis) Linder Scheer, 86, of Westerville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Parkside Senior Village, in Westerville.
She was born July 30, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Bernice (Wissman) and Peter Rypkema, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 26, 1949, she married Richard Linder, and he died Jan. 2, 1986. Then on April 28, 1993, she married Lafe â€śJackâ€ť Scheer, Jr., and he died Oct. 22, 2006.
Matthias E. Bachman, 82, died at 10:04 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Senior Care in Midland, Texas, in the presence of family and friends.
Matthias is the youngest son of seven children, born Feb. 24, 1931, to Agnes (Duvall) and Rudolf Bachman of Wapakoneta, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his brothers John, of Wapakoneta, James of Ulysses, Pa., and William, of New Carlisle; and his sisters Doris LeBlanc, of Sunman, Ind., Elizabeth, of Wapakoneta, and Mary Wadsack, of Lake Charles, La. He is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and their children.
Colonel Dale E. Prieser, U.S.A. (Retired), age 85, of San Antonio, Texas, died June 30, 2013.
He was the son of Mary M. and Robert F. Prieser of Wapakoneta, who preceded him in death. His oldest son, Robert S. Prieser, was killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam on Sept. 8, 1968.
While Wapakoneta city administrators welcome any additional state funds to help eliminate slum and blight, they say the process is primarily driven by property owners and not city officials trying to clean up a neighborhood.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.