Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Mr. Gerald â€śBuzzâ€ť Harrison, 80, of Griffin, Ga., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
He was born in Wapakoneta on June 23, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and LaVera Metz Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired as the Regional Vice President and Manager for Central Insurance Company in Boston after 33 years of service. Additionally, he was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was also a member of the Over 50 Group and the Knights of Columbus.
Patricia Ann Pack, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 2, 1959, in Lima, the daughter of Myrtle (Adkins) and Raymond Pack, who preceded her in death.
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.