August 12th, 2011
Betty L. Schroer, 88, 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, the daughter of Malinda (Gieseke) and Virgil Horn. On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are a son, Dwight Schroer, of New Bremen; and a daughter, Kathleen Aufderhaar, of Bluffton.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating.
Susan L. Warner, 52, 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, the daughter of Evelyn (Gieseke) and Karl Warner.
Services will be held at a later date at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, 211 North Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian (Piper) and E.B. Hall. On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four daughters: Jeri Lipp, of Celina, Nancy Moeller, of Celina, Linda McDonald, of St. Marys, and Kristine Holt, of St. Marys.
Frederick Alan â€śAlâ€ť Smith, 94, of Lima, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.
He was born March 19, 1917, in Delphos, the son of Myrtle Etna (Westenbarger) and Frederick Percival Smith. On July 21, 1961, he married Martha Jane â€śJanieâ€ť Chamberlin who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles Smith, of Lima, Dale Alan Smith, of Wilmington, Jeffrey Courtad, of Lima; and a daughter, Janice Sliemers, of Perrysburg.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Smith.
Robert E. Goodwin, 91, 6141 County Road 33A, St.Marys, died Monday, August 8, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 31, 1911, the son of Zelia (Dixon) and William Goodwin.
On May 23, 1940, he married Grace W. Sollman at the United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and she died in February 1987.
Surviving is a son, Gary (Bonnie) Goodwin, of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Mary M. Hertenstein, 83, 17222 County Road 66-A North in St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 8, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Community, near Grand Lake St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 16, 1927 in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, to Florence (Glass) and Don Chivington. On Nov. 9, 1947, at the East Old Town Church in Mercer County she married Harold â€śLeftyâ€ť Hertenstein, who died Oct. 28, 2008.
Jesse Christopher Daniel, two-day-old newborn son of Katlin (Thompson) and Zachary Daniel, 400 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Childrenâ€™s Medical Center in Dayton.
Jesse was born Aug.4, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 11 a.m. Friday, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Pastor Alva Daniel, officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Michael Lee â€śBig Mikeâ€ť McDaniel Sr., 53, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1957, in Lima, the son of Evelyn (Sizemore) and Arthur Lee McDaniel. His father is deceased. His mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Norman Crouson, survive in Lima. On Dec. 25, 1987, he married Tonda Kay Anderson who survives in Cridersville.
Survivors include a son, David Eric Anderson, of Lima; and three aughters Michelle Wells, of Cridersville, Shenia Ream, of Spencerville, and Tonya Ridenour, of Lima.
Beatrice C. Young, 95, formerly of 323 S. Walnut St., New Bremen died at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, at a later date.
Nancy L. Kohlrieser, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:42 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System, surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Lima, the daughter of Roberta Jean (Moyer) and Leo Dean Copeland, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 30, 1967, she married Thomas J. â€śTomâ€ť Kohlrieser, and he survives.