Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Catherine âCathyâ Bontrager, 67, of Middlebury, Ind., died at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind.
She was born March 23, 1944, in St. Marys, the daughter of Agnes (Schweizer) and Victor Gehrlich. On April 4, 1964, in Fryburg, she married Gene L. Bontrager, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Theodore Bontrager and Todd Bontrager, both of Middlebury, Ind.; and a daughter, Patricia Smith of Garrett, Ind.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Episcopal Cemetery in Bristol, Ind.
John M. âJackâ Lunz, 75, 302 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Dayton, the son of Cora (Myers) and Alvin E. Lunz. On Sept. 22, 1961, he married Sally Silvers, and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by two sons, John E. (Jennifer) Lunz, and David (Melissa) Lunz, all of St. Marys.
Services are at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Dean A. Brewer, 71, 712 W. North St., St. Marys, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Sneedville, Tenn., the son of Dora (Mathis) and Huston Brewer. On Dec. 10, 1957, he married Ethel Mullins, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (Julia) Brewer, and Jarrod (Carmen) Brewer, both of St. Marys; and two daughters, Robin Brewer and Debbie (Dale) Ball, both of St. Marys.
Dorothy Jean Breneman, 84, of Wapakoneta, passed away the morning of May 30, 2011, at her residence.
S h e was born May 14, 1 9 2 7 , in Hardin County, the daughter of Olevia (Johnson) and Artie Gossard. Both parents are deceased. On Jan.1, 1949, she married Victor L. Breneman who preceded her in death April 30, 2001.
Larose B. Gossette, 89, of New Bremen, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on April 19, 1922, near New Bremen, the daughter of Bertha (Poppe) and Dicke.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Gossette of Reno, Nev., David (Alice) Gossette of New Bremen; and two daughters, Ann (Bernd) Graf of San Jose, Calif., and Susan (Thomas) Rengers of New Bremen.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Thomas R. Lee, 70, of Lima, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, in Triumph Hospital, Lima.
He was born Dec. 12, 1940, in Lima, the son of Henrietta (Clement) and Harry D. Lee.
Survivors are a son, Darwin Thomas (Jane Ann) Lee, of Lima; and a daughter Christina S. Rinderle, of Cincinnati.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com.
Anna Lee Huffer, 85, of Lima, died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center in Lima.
She was born Oct. 7, 1925, the daughter of Edith L. (Pierson) and John M. McGraw.
She married Byron W. Huffer, who died in June of 1982.
Surviving is a son, Anthony âTonyâ (Shelley) Huffer, of Waynesfield.
Services are at 1 p.m. today at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire, with the Rev. Doneta Warren officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimerâs Association.
Niles D. âBudâ Smith, 83, of Cridersville, died at 6:24 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Otterbein-Cridersville Skilled Care Facility.
He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Cridersville, the son of Wanda (Spyker) and Benjamin Smith. Both parents are deceased. On January 30, 1948, he married Betty Joan Miller, who died July 16, 2006.
Jason Dean Strauser, 17, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:33 a.m. May 30, 2011, at Nationwide Childrenâs Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Jan. 17, 1994, in Lima, the son of Judy (Treadway) and Rick Strauser who both survive in Wapakoneta.