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June 20th, 2012

Joseph Henne, 99

June 20, 2012

Joseph D. Henne, 99, of Cridersville, died at 5:12 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 23, 1913, in Salem Township, near Kossuth, the son of the late Ethel Richardson and Daniel Henne. On July 31, 1937, he married Evelyn L. Rasneor who died Nov. 2, 2006.

Gayla Will, 97

June 20, 2012

Gayla M. Will, 97, of Wapakoneta, formerly of rural Lima, died at 4:43 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Amanda Township, Allen County, the daughter of Emma Mae (Masters) and Van B. Myers. On May 20, 1944, she married Donald Robert Will, and he died Feb. 21, 2011.
Survivors are two sons, Ronald Myers, of Florida, and Robert Will, of Cridersville.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Wright Cemetery.
There will be no public visitation.

H. Phil McKibans, 85

June 20, 2012

H. Phil McKibans, 85, of New Bremen, died at 1:28 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 28, 1927 in Akron, the son of Lillian (Trottman) and Howard McKibans. On May 14, 1949, he married Dorothy E. Milroy and she survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Schrolucke, of New Knoxville, and two sons, Timothy McKibans, of Atlanta, Ga., and Thomas McKibans of Wellington, Fla.

Gale Fry, 70

June 20, 2012

Gale E. Fry, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
He was born July 9, 1941, the son of Iola (Cox) and Rex Fry, who preceded him in death. He was married to Betty Fry and she preceded her in death.
Surviving are a sister, Penny (Kelley) McGlinch, of New Bremen; six step-children, Robin (Ralph) Nelms, Bill (Vickie) Coil, John (Sally) Coil, Patti (Alan) Rodabaugh,Jammie (Merita) Roop, and Shawn Roop; and an aunt, Joann Stinebaugh, of Wapakoneta.

Ferd Heller, 86

June 20, 2012

Ferd F. Heller, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Pottstown, Pa., the son of Helen (Seasholtz) and Walter Heller, and they preceded him in death. On June 28, 1952, he married Ruth E. Rentschler, and she survives.

June 19th

War of 1812 recalled

June 19, 2012

With Monday marking the anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812, locals gathered for a special ceremony to commemorate the event.

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Britain. Now, 200 years later, the day was remembered, and the Auglaize County county administrator, representatives from the Historical Society and local reverends gathered outside of the Auglaize County Administration Building to raise a flag to remember day.

Crossing questions: Local physician, wife seek review of sidewalk plan

June 19, 2012

A Wapakoneta couple brought their concerns regarding a proposed sidewalk path which crosses a busy city street in the middle of the block — a concern, a city councilor says, that is to be addressed by city administrators and school officials.

Gwynne and Dr. Thomas Freytag voiced their concerns with the Safe Routes to School sidewalk plan which includes a crosswalk crossing Lincoln Highway, or Ohio 501, at Liberty Street. The Freytags discussed the issue with Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting.

Wapakoneta’s ‘biggest fan’ dies

June 19, 2012

A man who was considered “Wapakoneta’s No. 1 fan” and his children and grandchildren’s “biggest fan” has died.

Ferd Heller, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday at the age of 86.

Heller contributed much to the Wapakoneta community, especially through his 12 years that he served on the Wapakoneta City School Board of Education, which he was president for four years during the building of the new high school.

June 18th

Gale Fry, 70

June 18, 2012

Gale E. Fry, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Joseph Henne, 99

June 18, 2012

Joseph D. Henne, 99, of Cridersville, died at 5:12 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 23, 1913, in Salem Township, near Kossuth, the son of the late Ethel (Richardson) and Daniel Richardson Henne. On July 31, 1937 he married Evelyn Ludene Rasneor who died November 2, 2006.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

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