Archive - Obituary
April 25th, 2012
Lester Willis â€śPinkyâ€ť Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.
Ronnie Joe Craft Sr., 55, 10526 Mercer â€“ Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 13, 1956 in Dayton, the son of Imogene (Elam) and Talmadge Craft.
Surviving is a son, Ronnie Joe Craft Jr., of Miamisburg.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, 705 Oil Street, St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of to Vivian C. (Fischer) and Willard H. Stienecker.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Mary Louise Stienecker Nursing Scholarship.
Annette V. Sanders, 91, of Celina, died Thursday, April 29, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Osgood, the daughter of Mary Agnes â€śMinnieâ€ť (Henry) and Leo J. Bruns. On June 27, 1939, she married Ted L. Sanders, and he died May 5, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Tom Sanders, of Celina; and two daughters, Norma â€śSkeetâ€ť Wolters, of Coldwater, and Patricia Brookhart, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Sanders.
Lester W. Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Ft. Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Alice (Cotterman) and Charles Ward. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap and she survives at the residence.
Eugene A. â€śGeneâ€ť Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 2, 1936, in Auglaize County, the son of Cecelia (Frankenburg) and Ferd Steinke, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Alice J. Fortkamp, and she survives.
Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Carolyn Marie Foster, 88, of Swanton, died Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2012, at the Genoa Care Center.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Victoria (Schneider) and Albert Hartard. She married Eddie Foster, who died in 1993.
She is survived by a son, Leland Foster, of Swanton.
There will be no public visitation or services. There will be a private family burial.
Arrangements are being handled by Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.
Contributions may be given to Hands of Grace in Delta.
Condolences may be expressed at barnesfuneralchapel.com.
Esther M. Tester, 96, of Troy, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
She was born June 6, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret (Sheipline) and Joseph Brown. She married Vernon Tester, who preceded her in death June 14, 1981.
Surviving are a son-in-law, David Mers, of Troy; a sister, Lucille Waldman, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug (Toni) Mers, of Troy, Craig (Teresa) Mers, of Troy, and Mark Mers, of Troy; two great-grandchildren, Aarin Burke and Clinton Mers; and four great-great-grandchildren, Tessa, Briella, Lucas and Abel.