Archive - Obituary
September 4th, 2012
Ellen V. Drexler, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Augsburg, Germany, the daughter of Franzika and Nikolaus Brunnhuber, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, she married Walter L. Drexler, and he survives.
Russell H. "Russ" Briem, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born June 20, 1926, in Springfield, the son of Effie (Smith) and George Briem, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 13, 1952, he married Janis E. Merkle, and she survives.
Betty Fisher, 84, formerly of 309 Augustus St., St. Marys, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Jan. 16, 1928, in St. Marys, the daughter of Nora (Ankerman) and William Thielk. On May 18, 1954, she married John E. Fisher, and he preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1985.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Makiofficiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church.
Robert E. Hunter, 89, formerly of 800 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys
He was born March 29, 1923, in St. Marys, the son of Vivian (Clark) and Robert Hunter. On April 14, 1945, he married Charleen Fark, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2004.
Surviving is a daughter, Nancy Koch, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hunter.
Dennis F. Lammers, 72, of New Knoxville, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1939, near New Knoxville. He was the son of Silas and Lola (Howe) Lammers. On Sept. 10, 1966 he married Marlene Knost and she survives near New Knoxville.
Also surviving are his children; Brian (Maria) Lammers of New Knoxville, Beth (Dan) Butcher of Wapakoneta, and Blair (Beth) Lammers, of New Knoxville, his grandchildren; Alexandra, Benjamin and Victoria Lammers, Ethan, Dean and Conner Butcher, Tyler, Carson and Megan Lammers.
Dennis C. Egbert, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born March 30, 1947, in Sidney, the son of Myra L. (Neth) and Charles F. Egbert, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 20, 1971, he married Deborah K. New, and she died June 10, 1997.
Surviving are a sister, Doris J. Will, of Fort Wayne, Ind., a brother-in-law, Myron Opperman, of New Knoxville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Henrietta Opperman.
Dennis Egbert, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Donna J. Denham, 85, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Ruth J. (Kemper) and Ross Eugene Culver, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1945, she married her former husband, Richard R. Kelley, and he died Dec. 12, 1998. On May 6, 1977, she married James A. Denham, and he died Jan. 8, 2000.
Kenneth E. Johnson, 56, of Sidney, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Oct. 22, 1955, in Lima, the son of Betty A. (Ruppert) and Roger G. Johnson. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father is deceased. On July 26, 1975, he married Laura E. Engle, and she survives.
Dr. Phillip Wayne Smith, 61, of Cridersville, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 30, 1950, in Augusta, Ga., the son of the late Mildred (Parham) and Wayne Erwin Smith. On July 1, 1972, in Hobbs, N.M., he married Lena Mae Schnaubert, and she survives.