Archive - Obituary
November 30th, 2011
Katherine C. â€śKatieâ€ť Elsass, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 7, 1926, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Matilda (Volbert) and Bernard Watercutter, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1947, she married Ralph G. Elsass, and he died Dec. 10, 1994.
Frank A. Axe, 86, 11722 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in St. Marys, the son of Beatrice (Kenefake) and Frank W. Axe. On Nov. 25, 1948, at St. Henry Catholic Church, he married Pauline J. Muhlenkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Axe, of Troy, Robert Axe, of Milford Center; and a daughter Jean Ann Lohmuller of Granger, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two infant children Mary Axe and Joseph Axe.
Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, 06105 County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel Hay. On Jan. 19, 1941, she married Richard Longemeyer and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1998.
Surviving is a daughter, Sue Zdrodowski of Crossville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Annie Katterhenry.
Janice Marie Burden, 85, of rural Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Delphos, the daughter of Esther Mame Rohr and Harry Fredrick Werner, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1945, she married Billy Douglas â€śBillâ€ť Burden, who survives,
Sue Carol Rider, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011, in her home surrounded by her loving family with the support of Community Health Professionals Home Hospice following a prolonged fight against heart and kidney disease.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Lima, to Kathryn (Cox) and Marion Sherrick, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 7, 1956, she married Kenneth H. Rider, of Spencerville, who passed away in February 2009 after 52 years of marriage.
Sue C. Rider 74, of Wapakoneta died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Frank Axe, 86, of St. Marys, died Sunday Nov. 2, 2011 at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller â€“ Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Daniel D. Young, 68, of Mendon, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Mercer County, the son of Ida Ruth Dietsch and Harry Benjamin Young. On Sept. 6, 1965, he married Carolyn Ann Coffman, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Danny Young, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two daughters, Mary Snyder, of Mendon, and Anna Bash, of Portland, Ind.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Celina Baptist Temple, the Revs. Steve Clayton and Jason Springer officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Lewis E. â€śEdâ€ť Wilgus, 59, of Lima, and formerly of Spencerville, died at noon Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green following surgery.
He was born March 19, 1952, in Lima, the son of Margaret I. â€śPeggyâ€ť Cook and Lewis E. Wilgus Sr., who survive in Bluffton. On Jan. 6,, 1973, he married Penny Ann Wieter, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Chad Wilgus, of St. Marys, Andrew Lee â€śAndyâ€ť Wilgus, of Conway, Ark., and Joshua Aaron Wilgus, of Van Wert.
Lora Collins, 75, 1708 Nagel St., St .Marys, died suddenly at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Biddie (Wicker) and Troy Chaffins. On March 5, 1955, she married Morrell Collins and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a son Amain Collins, of Celina; and a daughter, Lutrena Slusser of Celina.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of The Nazarene in St. Marys, with the Revs. Tim Smith and Bill Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.