February 20th, 2013
Mary Lou Schumann, 82, of Botkins, died at 1:08 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born July 26, 1930, in Celina, the daughter of Mary (Rupert) and Ralph McElroy, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 29, 1971, she married Melvin Schumann, and he survives in Botkins.
Preliminary plans for the reconstruction of West Auglaize Street are to be completed so city legislators, a city board and residents can review them before they are sent to the state for approval, Wapakoneta’s mayor said during and after Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
Auglaize County Public District Library Board members met in special session Monday to begin laying out the process for replacing a long-time employee.
Dana Webb, a 15-year employee for the board, announced she is leaving her position as fiscal officer for the library district. Webb accepted a position with Wapakoneta City Schools, where she will process payroll for the school district. Her last official day will be March 15, but her last day of work due to vacation days will be March 8. She is scheduled to start her new position with the schools on March 11.
The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club is hosting its 38th annual Chili Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
“Hopefully the weather will be cooperative,” event chair Ralph Miller said. “Its for a great cause. It is for a great cause and the people of Wapakoneta have always been supportive of the event.”
Calvin H. Katterhenry, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Jan. 21, 1917, in New Knoxville, near Carter Creek, the son of Elizabeth (Hinze) and Jacob W. Katterheinrich, who preceded him in death.
Mary Schumann, 82, of Botkins, died at 1:08 a.m. today, Feb. 18, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Walter H. Wauben, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:37 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born April 23, 1939, in Lima, to Lucille (Konst) and William Mathew Wauben. On Nov. 22, 1960, he married Erma Jene Griffith, and she preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2013.
Surviving are a son, Terry (Robin) Wauben, of Galena; two granddaughters, Hailey Wauben and Hannah Wauben; two brothers, Charles (Mary) Wauben, of Delphos, and James (Sherry) Wauben, of Reston, Va.; and a sister, Jeanette (Rodney) Brown of Lima.
Gary A. Burden, 66, of Indian River, Mich., formerly of Westminster, died at 3:17 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2013, at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey, Mich.
He was born Aug. 5, 1946 in Lima the son of Velma (Plaugher) and Ernest Burden.
He was married to Sandra K. Young and later to Donna K. Bogart.
Surviving are a son, Gary â€śTomâ€ť Burden, of Harrod; and a daughter, Teresa Lieurance, of Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armentrout Funeral Home inn Waynesfield. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery inWestminster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Father Louis S. Heitz, 81, of Cridersville, died at 9:32 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by loving family.
Born Nov. 5, 1931, in Fort Jennings, he was the son of Rose (Stauterman) and Otto Heitz, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sisters, Mary (Virgil) German, Joan (George) Ross, and Betty Grace; a sister in-law, Dorothy Heitz; 21 nieces and nephews; 47 great-nieces and nephews; and 28 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Florence Catherena Copeland, 94, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born April 23, 1918, in Clay Township, the daughter of the late Malinda (Kanrr) and William S. Helmlinger.
On June 29, 1940, at St. Marks Church in Clay Township, she married Clifford Emerson Copeland, and he preceded her in death May 10, 1967.