Allen County, Ohio

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Obituaries and Death Notices

Michael Kane
Michael Kane, 61, dropped dead at the Lima rescue Home at 5 o'clock Saturday evening from chronic-alcoholism. He was taken there at 10 o'clock in the morning by his brother-in-law, W. R. Ayers, 269 east McKibben street. Mr. Kane had been working at the Tom Doyle restaurant and became ill last Wednesday. On Friday Dr. Murphy attended the man at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Ayers. He did not seem very sick during the day and died very suddenly while sitting in a room talking to other men. Dr. Murphy was called an pronounced it chronic - alcholism. The body was taken to the Williams and Davis morgue and prepared for burial. Besides Mr. & Mrs. Ayers, he leaves one brother John Kane of Huntington, Ind., and one sister Maggie Boley of Delphos. He has an aged step-mother living in Delaware. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima News, Feb 23, 1919]

Margaret A. “Peggy” McFarland Kanod
Dates: Apr 21, 1920 - Jan 19, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 21, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 21, 1920, in Lima to Edward M. & Edna Mae Laeufer McFarland
Married to: Howell G. Kanode for 59 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jan. 19, 2010, in Springview Manor Nursing Home, Lima
Survived by: 6 children; 1 sister; 1 brother; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
Military: Women’s Army Corps veteran of World War II with the Air Transport Command in Long Beach, Calif., and Cincinnati.
Burial: Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery

Nona Kaple
Dates: Apr 29, 1917 - Feb 26, 2000
Lima: Obituary for Nona Kaple appeared in the Lima News on Feb 26, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 29, 1917 in Ft Worth, Tx to Jack & Alma R Perry Bounds
Married: Bill Kaple
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 26, 2000 at Columbia Care Center, Lima, O
Survived by: 1 sister
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Mary A Kaskel
Dates: Apr 22, 1909 - Jul 17, 1983
Lima: Obituary for Mary A Kaskel appeared in the Lima News on Jul 18, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 22, 1909 in Delpho, O to Fred & Amelia Berlsman Grothouse
Married to: Paul B Kaskel for 35 years
Occupation: retired from St Marys Foods
Died: Jul 17, 1983 at St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: husband; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister
Burial: St John's Catholic Church Cemetery

Andrew Kehres
Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. John's Catholic church, Delphos. Interment in St. John's cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 14, 1937]

Margot Ann Keller
Dates: Apr 7, 1935- Apr 10, 2011
Lima: Obituary for Margot Ann Keller appeared on-line in The Lima News on April 12, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 7, 1935, to Lester & Margaret Fraser Shaski
Married: Robert B Keller for 40 years
Occupation: Speech & Hearing Therapist for 50 years
Died: Apr 10, 2011 at St Rita's Medical Center, Lima.O
Survived by: 5 daughters; 1 son; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother
Military: No
Burial: Gethsemani Cemetery

Betty M Kelley
Dates: Mar 24, 1922 - Feb 19, 2005
Lima: Obituary for Betty M Kelley appeared in the Lima News on Feb 21, 2005
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 24, 1922 to Rollie E & Gladys Mowery Hall
Married to:
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 19, 2005
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 1 sister; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Ronald B. Kent
Dates: Sep 4, 1939 - Oct 11, 2002
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 12, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 4, 1939 in Lima to Oliver E & Margaret Staup Kent
Married to:
Occupation: operations supervisor for the Allen County Regional Transit Authority
Died: Oct 11, 2002 at St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: mother; 2 brothers
Military: Air Force Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

John H. Kersker
John Henry Kersker, formerly a popular locomotive engineer of the C.H. & D road, died quite suddenly this morning about 4 o'clock, his fatal illness being of brief duration. Shortly after 9 o'clock Thursday night he became seriously ill and death relieved his sufferings a few hours later. The remains of the deceased have been taken to the home of relatives and the funeral will be held from St. Rose church Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima News, Friday, January 21, 1910]

George W. Kerr
George William Kerr, 80, a lifetime resident of Allen-co, died early Wednesday in a Toledo hospital. He is survived by his wife, Flora, at the family residence at 618 Madison-av; three sons, George W., of Lima Route 6, Walter F, of 1006 N. Elizabeth-st, and Virgil F., of 620 Madison-av, and a brother, James Kerr, of E. Elm-st; 11 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. The body will be removed Friday morning to the residence to remain for services at 2 p. m. Saturday. Rev. E. J. A. St. Louis will conduct the rites and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Lewis funeral home. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers.
[Lima News, Feb 6, 1941]

E. Wayne Kidd
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 27, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 14, 1921, in Allen Co, O to Cloyce and Lola (Cook) Kidd
Married to: Jeanette Stephens for 66 years
Occupation: farmer & retired from road maintenance from Van Buren Township
Died: Feb. 25, 2010, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.
Survived by: wife; 4 sons; 4 daughters; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 1 brother-in-law
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Rockport Cemetery

Fred G Kiggins
Dates: Feb 15, 1898 - Mar 5, 1972
Lima: Obituary for Fred G Kiggins appeared in the Lima News on Mar 6, 1972
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 15, 1898 in Allen Co, O to James & Albina Mullenhour Kiggins
Married to: Rosabelle Klinger for 43 years
Occupation: retired tool & die maker at Superior Coach Corp, Lima
Died: Mar 5, 1972 VA Hospital, Ft Wayne, Ind
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters
Burial: Salem Cemetery, Elida, O

George W. Kiggins
George William Kiggins, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Kiggins, 829 E. Elizabeth-st, died Tuesday evening, after an illness of four months. Death was due to indigestion. The baby was an only child. Funeral services at the residence Thursday at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. Norman King will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, May 26, 1920]

Mrs. Laura M. Kindell
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Davis-Miller and Son Cathedral chapel with the Rev. Paul H. Graeser officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body will remain in the funeral home until services. [The Lima News, Jan. 14, 1949]

Fauneell E. King
Miss Fauneell E. King, 1231 W. Spring-st, following an operation, City hospital, Wednesday.
[Lima News, Jan 10, 1929]

Winona F. King
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Nov 25, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec 19, 1885 in Lima to Jefferson & Estella Long Hites
Married to: Charles E. King
Occupation: home maker
Died: Nov 25, 1974 in Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 2 daughters; 1 sister; 2 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Burial: Salem Westminster Cemetery

Samuel Kitchen
Deaths at Ottawa
Ottawa, Jan 6 - Samuel Kitchen, 54, died Friday of cancerous growth.  He is survived by one daughter and one son.  No arrangments have been made for the funeral as yet. [Lima Daily News, January 6, 1912]

William Klatte
The body of William Klatte, son of John Klatte, who was killed in a collision on the Canadian Pacific railroad at Moose Jaw, Canada, is expected to reach Lima Wednesday night. The funeral party, consisting of the widow and three children, and her father, Mr. Williams, started from Moose Jaw last night. Two days and two nights will be consumed in making the journey. The body will rest at the home of his father at 510 North Jefferson street. Funeral arrangements will be announced following the arrival of the body in Lima.
[Lima News, Jan 4, 1916]

Lucy C. Klefeker
Mrs. Lucy C. Klefeker, 69, wife of S. B. Klefeker, died Monday morning at the residence of her son Harry Spade, 519 west Eureka street of complication of diseases. Besides the husband, she leaves three sons; Harry Spade of Lima; Walter Klefeker, Lima, and Charles Klefeker of Newark, N. Y., 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The deceased was a member of First United Brethren of this city and was well known in social circles of the church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1920]

Lucille May Maxine Kline
Funeral services for Lucille May Maxine Kline, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawnee Kline, Perry-tp, who died Thursday afternoon at the home from diphtheria, were to be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mechling, Perry-tp. The Rev. G. C. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Fletcher cemetery. She is survived by her parents and two brothers, Lawnee Jr., and Belno, both at home.
[The Lima News, Mar. 13, 1931]

Kody Knight
Obituary: Appeared in The Putnam Sentinel May 4, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 27, 1986, in Kettering to Kelly and Mindy Roberts Knight
Married to:
Died: May 1, 2011
Survived by: parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister; maternal grandparents; girlfriend
Military: Marine Corps Veteran
Burial: Altstaetter Cemetery

William Knight
Funeral services over the body of William Knight, who was found asphyxiated in his room at 316 1/2 north Main street, yesterday forenoon, will be held this evening at 7 o'clock at the late residence. The Rev. O. E. Knepp, pastor of the First United Brethren church, will officiate. The body will be accompanied tomorrow morning to Mount Blanchard, where interment will be made.

[The Times-Democrat, Jan 13, 1916]

Daniel Knupp
Funeral services for Daniel Knupp, 58, two and one-half miles south of Gomer, who died of influenza Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Sugar Creek church with Rev. F. I. Driver, pastor, officiating. Burial in Sugar Creek cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 7, 1929]

Michael Kocheler

The funeral of Michael Kocheler, who died yesterday of paralysis, will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the St. Rose church.
[Lima News, Apr 6, 1906]

Robert Koch
Dates: Aug 13, 1906 - Mar 9, 1978
Lima: Obituary for Robert Koch appeared in the Lima News on Mar 10, 1978
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 13, 1906 in Lima to Louis & Elizabeth Monighan Koch
Married to:
Occupation: retired as a machinist from Clark Equipment Co, 40 years
Died: Mar 9, 1978 Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 1 brother

Marcel Koehl
Marcel Koehl, 67 years of age, for the past 35 years a resident of Delphos and engaged In business in that city for a quarter of a century, was found dead in bed at his home yesterday by his daughter, Mrs. Lenora Burnett. Death was due to dropsy and the grip. He had only recently returned from St. Joseph 's hospital at Port Wayne, where he had been for treatment.
He was the father of Mrs. Robert Black of 212 north Union street and was born in Maurer Minster, Alsace, and served as an officer in the French army. He conducted a bakery. Mr. Koehl was a member of St John's Catholic parish. Of the eight surviving children, all reside in Delphos, save Mrs. Black and Prank Koehl of Canton. Funeral services will he held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at John's Catholic church in Delphos. The body will be laid to rest beside the grave of his wife who died last April and who rests in St John's Catholic cemetery.
[The Times-Democrat, Jan 12, 1916]

Sylvester J. Kraft
Obituary: Appeared in The Van Wert Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 3, 1917, to Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) Kraft.
Married to: V. Evelyn Best for 30 years
Occupation: cement finisher and truck driver
Died: May 1970 at St. Rita's Hospital
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 5 daughters; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 10 grandchildren
Military: WWII Veteran
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Doyle W Krouskop
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 22, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 29, 1952 in Ohio to Harold M & Helen Tuttle Krouskop
Occupation: retired law enforcement officer
Died: May 30, 2011 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Survived by: 1 brother; 1 sister; 1 son; 3 grandchildren
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Salem Westminster Cemetery

Arthur Kuhn
The funeral of Arthur Kuhn, 33, watchman, who died Thursday at Crown Point, Ind., after an illness of five days, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the High Street United Brethren church. The Rev. L. H. Myers will conduct the services. Burial will be in Shawnee cemetery. Kuhn, who formerly lived in Lima, leaves his widow, Ethel; a daughter, Elaine, both of Crown Point, and his father, Jack Kuhn, of Lima. Two sisters, Mrs. Harry McCord, of Toledo, and Mrs. George Maumbourg, of Columbus Grove, and two brothers, Robb and Roy, both of Lima, also survive. The body will be taken from the Davis, Miller and Son mortuary to the father's home Sunday.
[Lima News, Sep 10, 1933]

Catherine S Kundert
Dates: Jul 28, 1889 - Jan 15, 1974
Lima: Obituary for Catherine S Kundert appeared in the Van Wert Times-Bulletin on
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 28, 1889 in Putnam Co, to George & Mary Werner Nagel
Married to: Chris Kundert for 66 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jan 15, 1974 in Smith Nursing Home, Rockford, O
Survived by: 1 son; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Elizabeth Kundert
Dates: Jul 28, 1885 - Feb 8, 1971
Lima: Obituary for Elizabeth Kundert appeared in the Van Wert Times-Bulletin on
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 28, 1885 near Delphos to George & Mary Werner Nagel
Married to: John Kundert for 56 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 8, 1971 Delphos Memorial Home
Survived by: 1 son; 1daughter; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery


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