Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Laura L. Gierhart, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center, in Lima. She was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Benton Township, Pa. to Frank B. and Lois B. (Hess) Yost, who preceded her in death.¬†On April 2, 1955, she married Rolland R. Gierhart and he passed away on March 9, 1998.
Survivors include four children, Jerri Rader and Terri Zofkie, both of Wapakoneta, Gary (Terri) Gierhart, of Cridersville and Cheryl (Marty) McDermitt, of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank David Yost.
Lawrence J. ‚ÄúLarry‚ÄĚ Hilty Jr., 67, of Lakeview, died at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta. He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, to Lawrence J. and Marjorie M. (Nafziger) Hilty Sr., who preceded him in death.¬†On Dec. 23, 1982, he married Wilma J. Bowersock and she survives in Lakeview.
Donald M. Schroer, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Auglaize County, the son of Lawrence L. and Ida A. (Wierwille) Schroer, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1945, he married A. Maxine Butler, and she died Sept. 10, 2007.
Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside. She was born April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker. On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul‚Äôs E & R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died Dec. 5, 2010.
Clinton N. ‚ÄėGoose‚Äô Gossard, 78, of Lima, died at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1935, in Allen County, to Foster Nelson and Lureta E. Burden Gossard, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1958, he married Shirley, who survives.
Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura F. (Schneider) Barber, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Milton G. ‚ÄúBud‚ÄĚ Presar, and he died Nov. 2, 2002.
Survivors include, two sons, Steven Presar, of Kettering, and Ric Presar, of Cincinnati; two sisters-in-law, Helen Presar and Mary Lou Barber, both of Wapakoneta.
Jean L. Schroer, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:35 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born March 9, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Amos and Kathryn (Mohler) Winget, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married Willis Lee Schroer, and he died Aug. 3, 2001.
Jackie Thuman, 44, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:43 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. She was born March 15, 1970, in Lima, the daughter of Carey and Pat Kreglow. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta and her father survives in DeGraff, Ohio. On Oct. 11, 1997, she married Todd J. Thuman, and he survives.
Mildred M. ‚ÄėMillie‚Äô Mertz, 73, of Lima, died Friday at her residence. She was born April 8, 1941, in Wood County, Ohio, to Robert William and Jennie Catharine Phillips Crow, who preceded her in death. She married James Warren Mertz on Aug. 6, 1961, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1993.
Millie had been a bowling coach for children at Moreo Lanes, Northland and Westgate Lanes. She was an Ohio State Youth Leader for Youth Bowling Association and a graduate of Shawnee High School, class of 1960.
Mary Lou Stahler, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:52 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at the St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center, in Lima. She was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Van Wert, the daughter of Leo and Rosena (Zotz) Jordan, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 11, 1945, she married Robert Darrell Stahler, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1999.