Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Melvin Earl Wannemacher, 81, died the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
He was born Feb. 24, 1931, to the late Velma Huysman and Andrew Wannemacher, in Celina.
On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Marilyn Kinstle. She survives in Lima.
James âJimâ Fisher, 63, of Bowling Green, went to heaven on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013.
He was born in Wapakoneta to the late Hilda (Eisert) and Clem Fisher. On Aug. 22, 1970, in Botkins, he married Paulette Hemmert, and she survives in Bowling Green.
Lynn Lawrence Augspurger, 74, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and formerly of Hope-well Junction, N.Y., Birmingham, Mich., and Cleveland Heights, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Cleveland, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Hamilton, the son of Kathryn C. and Rudolph E. Augspurger, who preceded him in death. In 1962, in Columbus, he married Judith C. Peery, and she survives.
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Katherine (Kreimas) and Urban Metzger, who preceded her in death. On July 29, 1950, she married Harvey J. Bowersock, and he died Oct. 18, 2010.
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Chester âChetâ Neil Young, 86, of Lakeview, died at 5:45a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Shawnee Manor in Lima.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Amanda, the son of Ethel and Oscar Young. On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Dorothy Maxine Zimmerman, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Eddie Young, of Lima, and Tommy Lynn Young, of Napoleon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Owen Young.
Loren Olen âBudâ Gierhart, 93, of Lima, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born June 2, 1919, in Union Township, Auglaize County, the son of the late Nancy Ella (Bacome) and Clarence Webster Gierhart. On Sept. 15, 1993, he married D. Jeanette Stotts Bartlett Gierhart, who died Jan. 1, 2013.
Norma Jean Boerder, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born May 1, 1949, in Dallas, the daughter of Vondale (Bosh) and Frank J. Boerder.
Surviving are two sisters, Dolores (Steven) White, of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Loretta Bartlett, of Cridersville; two half-brothers, William (Julie) Boerder, of North Platte, Neb., and Eugene (Alice) Boerder, of Dallas; and five nieces and nephews, Dawn White, Denise White, Brett Bartlett, Bradd Bartlett and Natalee Bartlett.
Walter L. Drexler, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the eldest son of Marie and Anthony Drexler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, he married Ellen V. Drexler, and she preceded him in death in September of 2012.
Azuba B. Meffley, 87, of Lima, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Lima City Hospital, to Azuba Blogett and Smiles C. Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 6, 1946, she married Gordon (Bud) L. Meffley, who died Dec. 17, 1980.