Archive - Obituary
June 17th, 2014
Connie Lynn (Sholler) Cox, 68, of Celina, died peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home near Wapakoneta, surrounded by her children, Sunday morning, June 15th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. after a brief illness.
Norman J. Gerstner, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:23 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shawnee Manor.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Joseph and Marie (Gehrlich) Gerstner, who preceded him in death.
In 1952, he married Mary “Kitty” Steinke and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Dorothy M. (Seitz) Koepke, 91, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. She was born in Wapakoneta on May 11, 1923, a daughter of Otto and Amanda (Keller) Seitz.
Connie S. Yahl, 67, of 02764 Salem Noble Road, Saint Marys, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 8, 1946, in Sidney, the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Stiles) Elsass.
She married Joseph J. Yahl on June 17, 1967, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.
Ross M. McCain, 62, of Lima, passed away at 1:41 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 28, 1951, in Celina, to Nile and Jewell (Maynard) McCain. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima.
Emerson L. Kruse, 77, of rural Botkins, died at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys. He was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Shelby County, the son of Edison Henry Louis and Gladys Levada (McCullough) Kruse, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 14, 1955, he married Carol Jean Brautigam as teenagers and they would have celebrated their 59th anniversary this year. She survives at home.
James L. “Jamie” Copus, 50, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He went home to be with the Lord with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 13, 1963, in Lima, the son of Sonja M. (Davis) Copus and Leonard W. Copus. His mother survives in Rockford, Mich. and his father and step-mother, Leonard (Bobbie) Copus, survive in Byrdstown, Tenn. On May 13, 2006, he married Rebecca S. Wireman, and she survives.
Patsy L. Metzger, 82, of Lima, died at 10:54 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Jackson Center, the daughter of the late Arley and Helen Zwiebel Gross. On July 2, 1950, she married Luther E. Metzger, Sr. who died April 4, 2011.
Mrs. Metzger was a super sales representative with Avon for about 40 years, which she loved. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Lafayette and a former member of the Farm Bureau.
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.Â Also preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, LaLona.Â 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.
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.