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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

May 30th

Joan W. (Pronk) Dewyer, 89

May 30, 2014

Joan W. (Pronk) Dewyer, of Wapakoneta, died April 9, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Edgerton, Minn. to Lue and Wilhelmina Pronk, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, LaLona. She is survived by three daughters, Margaret, Wanda and Billie Jean; one son, Ross; four sisters, Alice, Esther, Elsie and Leone; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Thank you to Auglaize Acres Nursing Home for caring for her the last several years. May you now be at peace.

May 29th

Richard Lyman Gossard, 73

May 29, 2014

Richard Lyman Gossard, 73, of Wapakoneta, died suddenly at his residence on Monday, May 26, 2014.

 He is survived by his wife, Carol (Walter) Gossard, son, Richard Gossard, Jr., and daughter, Barbara (John) Steger.

 Dick was a 1958 graduate of Sidney High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education degree at Xavier.

O. Evelyn Schaub, 94

May 29, 2014

O. Evelyn Schaub, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:03 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta.  She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Allen County, the daughter of Warren and Edith (Hoaglin) Hall, who preceded her in death.

William J. “Bill” Camper, 80

May 29, 2014

William J. “Bill” Camper, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lima, the son of Floyd I. and Alma (Feil) Camper, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joyce E. Lunceford, and she died Jan. 11, 2012.

May 28th

Marjorie L. Hook, 90

May 28, 2014

Majorie L. Hook, age 90, of Wapakoneta died 2:40 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Douglas Wyo. to the late Henry and Berna Miller DuPertuis. She married William Eugene 'Jake' Hook May 19, 1946 and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1975.

Mrs. Hook had worked for the Days Inn, Wapak, self-employed home health care provider, Koneta Rubber and Ohio Decorative Products. She served as a WAVE with the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center.

May 27th

Mary Lou DuBois, 87

May 27, 2014

Mary Lou DuBois, age 87, of Cridersville, died 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Auglaize Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1927, in Cridersville to William and Evelyn Umbaugh Crouse. She married Ross E. ‘Gene’ DuBois May 2, 1948 and he survives in Cridersville.

Mary Lou had been a secretary for The Paint Store and was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. She had been the choir director at the former Calvary United Methodist Church.

Richard C. "Dick" Fahncke, 86

May 27, 2014

Richard C. “Dick” Fahncke, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1928 in Celina, to Otto Martin Fahncke & Eda Christine Kable who preceded him in death.

On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Rosalyn (Rosie) M. Uppenkamp, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

May 23rd

David A. Steinbrunner, 32

May 23, 2014

David A. Steinbrunner, 32, of Wapakoneta died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1981 in Lima, to Anthony R. Steinbrunner & Cathy L. (Rick) Rupert. His father survives in Elida and his mother in Pandora.

On Sept. 16, 2000 he married Kathryn M. Fosnaugh and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Florience "Dick" R. Dicke

May 23, 2014

Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.

He was born May 21, 1921 in Mercer Co., OH to Florience and Anna (Moeller) Dicke, Sr.

He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.

May 21st

Helen Janelle (Jones) Mesarvey, 93

May 21, 2014

Helen Janelle (Jones) Mesarvey, 93, entered her heavenly home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Janelle was born in Gutman, Ohio on Sept. 23, 1920, and resided in Springfield, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, and daughter, Cynthia Garrett. 

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