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Gene E. Howell, 73, died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence in Waynesfield.
He was born June 12, 1940, in Clay Township, Auglaize County to Jack & Hazel (Scott) Howell, and they preceded him in death.
Mildred M. Park, 87, of Lima, died at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born June 20, 1926, in Auglaize County, near Fryburg, the daughter of Harry E. & Clara E. (Strominger) Fisher, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 17, 1968, she married Charles R. Park, and he is deceased.
Lowell John Rickert, 79, of Jackson Center, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on March 5, 1934, to the late Irvin and Loretta (Evans) Rickert. On June 25, 1955, he married the former Patricia Ambos, and she survives.
Christina D. Burden, 48, of Lakeview, passed away, Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home.
Christina was born on Aug. 20, 1965, in Lima, the daughter of John (Terri) Webb of Waynesfield, and the late Barbara Young Webb. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ezekiel and Ned.
She is also survived by two children, Sandi Burden of Las Cruces, N.M. and Glen Burden of Lakeview; a sister, Julie Craft, of Lima; two brothers, William (Michele) Webb, of Prairieville, La., and Michael (Kathy) Webb, of Marysville.
John L. Schlegel, 83, of rural Cridersville, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lima on January 25, 1930, to the late John Louis and Henrietta (Storck) Schlegel. On June 8, 1952, he married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley Roser, and she survives.
Jack Dean Knoch, 74, formerly of Troy, and residing in South Korea for the past ten years, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Jack was born on May 28, 1939 in Wapakoneta to Roberta (Kennedy) Knoch of Wapakoneta, and the late John “Bus” Knoch.
Robert “Bob” Shobe, 81, died at 8:02 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.
He was born July 8, 1932, in Akron to Robert and Opal (Baird) Shobe. On Nov. 4, 1951, he married Mildred Morris who preceded him in death. On Aug. 9, 1997, he married Joyce Huffer, and she survives in Waynesfield.
Alfred A. Bustetter, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at The Gardens, of Wapakoneta.
He was born July 27, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Frances (Fischer) and John Bustetter, who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1945, he married Loretta I. Seitz, and she died Nov. 21, 2011.
Anna J. Byrne (Kelly), 93, of Carlisle, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully Sunday Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by her children. She was born in Glenwood, the daughter of Cornelius and Sylvia (Sherman) Kelly.
Anna was the youngest of 12 children and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Winfred; a daughter, Kay Forner; and all her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her two sons, Patrick (Dianne) and Dana (Rita) Byrne; one daughter, Darla Wharton and Jan (Scott) Clarry; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a son-in-law, Jerome Forner.
David J. Schmerge, 48, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:49 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima. He was born Jan. 13, 1965, in Lima, the son of Lawrence J. and Madeline (Klausing) Schmerge, who preceded him in death. He was married to Karen Fulton Schmerge, and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include, one brother, Thomas (Paula) Schmerge, of Wapakoneta; two nephews, David A. (MacKenzie) Schmerge, of Bellevue, and Nathan L. Schmerge, Yuma, Ariz; two nieces, Amanda J. Schmerge and Ashley M. Schmerge, both of Wapakoneta; a special cousin, Jane Williams.
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