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July 5th, 2011

Leon Gerling, 85

July 5, 2011

Leon E. Gerling, 85, 525 W. Bremen St., New Knoxville,, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Minster, the son of Jennie (Bolheimer) and Frank Gerling. On Aug. 2, 1972, he married Rosemary W. Landwehr Burris and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Gerling of Celina and Edward Gerling of Winchester, Ind.
Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.

Alice Sidener, 89

July 5, 2011

Alice Virginia Sidener, 89, died peacefully at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Otterbein in Cridersville.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Lima, the daughter of Henrietta (Stork) and Louis Schlegel, who preceded her in death. On June 19, 1942, she married Charles F. Sidener who survives in Cridersville.

Mary Davis, 87

July 5, 2011

Mary J. Davis, age 87, of Cridersville, died 12:02 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 21, 1924, in Lima the daughter of Benjamin Leroy and Lucille Comb Burden.
On March 8, 1947, she married Donald Earl Davis and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Nancy C. (Steve) Fisher, of Ada, Diane K. Davis, of Cridersville and Alan (Billie) Davis, of Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Davis.

Verena Nichols, 95

July 5, 2011

Verena M. Nichols, 95, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Saarah (Wilhelm) and Gideon P. Steiner, who preceded her in death. On April 25, 1948, she married Walter F. Nichols, and he died March 30, 1977.

David Hegemier, 84

July 5, 2011

David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia “Ginny” Glass and she survives at the residence.

Richard Houchin, 59

July 5, 2011

Richard L. “Rich” Houchin, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born March 17, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Jane (Sturm) and Richard J. Houchin. On May 2, 1983, in Greennville, he married Jayne Sacksteder and she survives.

July 1st

Ronald Burden, 70

July 1, 2011

Ronald V. Burden, 70, Belle Center, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Lima, to Goldie (Thalman) and Edgar Vance Burden. On July 8, 1967, he married Janice Seymour and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeremey (Jyoti) Burden, of McGuffey; and a daughter, Heather Lynn (Mark) Badertscher, of Belle Center.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Quickstep Pentecostal Church, Pastor Robert Dye officiating. Burial with full military honors by AMVETS Post 1994 Honor Guard will follow at Roundhead Cemetery.

June 30th

Phyllis Cook, 80

June 30, 2011

Phyllis Marie Cook, 80, 806 Laurel Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Wexford County, Mich., the daughter of Lou (Smith) and Harry Deuel. In 1951, she married Everett Goldsmith, who preceded her in death. In 1977, she married Dean Cook who also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Mark Goldsmith, of St. Marys, and Dick (Melanie) Goldsmith, of Zanesfield.

June 29th

Marie Cordier, 82

June 29, 2011

Marie L. Cordier, 82, formerly of 08361 Burd Road, Celina, died at 7 aa.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Alma (Sandkuhl) and Guy Benzing. On May 24, 1954, in St. Marys, she married Paul F. Cordier who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane (Roger) Young, of Centerville, and Joyce Cordier of Hilliard.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Becky Erb-Strang officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

William Holtzhauer, 79

June 29, 2011

William G. Holtzhauer, 79. formerly of 1709 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospice in Lexington, Ky.
He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, the son of Zeitha (Richards) and Charles Holtzhauer. On Jan. 14, 1961, he married Carol Nolan and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Chip (Dianna) Holtzhauer, of Lexington, Ky., and Daniel Holtzhauer, of Findlay; and a daughter, Michelle Mikki (Noel) Livanos, of St. Johns.

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