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Frank L. Kantner

Wapakoneta, June 15- Frank L. Kantner, 76, died early Sunday morning in the Auglaize-co jail where he had been confined for mental observation. His home was on Bellefontaine-st. here. The deceased was born Sept. 19, 1859, the son of John and Wilhemina Kantner in Auglaize-co and had lived here most of his life. Survivors include three sons and a daughter. They are John G and Clarence Kantner, of Dayton, and Mrs. R. L. Hodges, of this city. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Keller cemetery. [Lima News, June 15, 1936]

Roy L. Kantner
Wapakoneta -- Roy L. Kantner, 89, died at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 7, 2010, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born April 10, 1920, in Auglaize County to Louis and Ida Derringer Kantner, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 15, 1945, he married his wife who survives.
Mr. Kantner was a farmer. He worked at the Lima Ordnance Depot, and later Ametek Westchester Plastics, Wapakoneta. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and enjoyed farming.
Survivors also include a daughter, six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, three sisters, and a sister-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Abel; a great-grandson, Isiah Jeffers; a brother, Ned Kantner; and three sisters, Berdeen, Delores, and Leona.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. Pastor Steve Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Feb 8, 2010]

Mary Keith
Waynesfield- May 6- Mrs. Mary (Maggie) Keith, 83, died at her home at 6 p.m. Saturday after an illness of four days. She is survived by her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Huffer of Waynesfield, and Mrs. Madaline Hansen of Toledo; five sons, Carl, of Rt. 2, Lima, Guy of Waynesfield, Burline of Rt. 6, Lima, Elsworth of Rt. 1, and John R. of Waynesfield; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Weygandt funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Stanley Miller will officiate and burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. [Lima News, May 7, 1950]

Gilva Mae Kellerman
Gilva Mae Kellerman, 73, of Rt. 4 died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in at. Rita's Hospital, Lima.Born Jan. 8, 1900, in Auglaize County, she was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Wagoner) Croft. She married James W. Kellerman in 1917, and he survives.
Survivors also include two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Onnolee) Stroh of St. Marys and Mrs. Austin (Eloise) Hoverman of Satellite Beach, Fla.; two sons Charles and Gorden K., both of Rt. 4; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Deicia Zimmerman of Spencerville and Mrs. Fred (Leona) Binkley of Kossuth.
She was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ and the B. T.C. class. Services will be at 1: 30 p.m. Saturday in the Bayliff and Son Funeral Home,CridersviIle, Rev. John Kim officiating. Burial will be in Fort Amanda Cemetery. [Lima News, Oct 25, 1973]

James W Kellerman
WAPAKONETA - James W Kellerman, 66, died at 1:30 pm Saturday at his residence following. He was born Feb 10, 1896 in Mercer County, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Burd Kellerman. On Sept 10, 1917 he married Gilva M. Craft, who died Oct. 24, 1973. Mr. Kellerman was a retired farmer. He was a member of American Legion Post 330. Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 691 and Disabled American Veterans in Waynesfield. He served with the Army during World War I. Survivors include two sons, Charles C. (Bud) Kellerman of rural Wapakoneta and Gordon L. Kellerman of Sidney ; two daughters. Mrs. Everett (Onnolee) Stroh of St. Marys and Mrs. Austin (Eloise) Hoverman of Satellite Beach, Fla; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Carl Miller officiating Burial will be in Fort Amanda Cemetery . Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Feb 10, 1985]

William H. Kellerman
William H. Kellerman, 80, of Lima, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Auglaize County, the son of Charles and Kathryn (Fortman) Kellerman. He married Naomi A. Dodge, who died Dec. 15, 1972. Mr. Kellerman was a foundry worker with Minster Machine Co., where he retired in 1973. He was a 50-year member of Eagles Lodge 370. Survivors include a stepson, Edward Dodge of Lima; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; A step-granddaughter, Jody Haiber of Lima, helped with his care. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lewis Memorial Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Apr 26, 1992]

Mrs. Cal Kennedy
Wapakoneta -- Mrs. Cal Kennedy, 73, died late Wednesday at her home on Murray-st, after an extended illness due to complications of diseases. She was born Mar 1, 1866 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindermuth in Waynesfield. She was a member of First Methodist church. Surviving are the husband and two nephews, the latter both of Marion, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in a local funeral home on S. Blackhoof-st with Rev. George Herd, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery at New Hampshire. [Unknown newspaper, Jan 11, 1940]

William Kinkley
ST. MARYS, Aug. 3- The body of William Kinkley, 31, who drowned Friday at Huffman dam, near Osborn, was brought Friday night by Undertaker W. E. Yoder to the home of his father, Oscar Kinkley, St. Marys. Kinkley is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kinkley; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Clark of Wisconsin ; three half-sisters, Mrs. Clara Baker, Theresa and Mary Kinkley and one half-brother, John Kinkley, all of St. Marys. His wife, who has been ill for some time, recently went from their home in Dayton to the home of her parents in Celina. [Lima News, Aug 4, 1940]

Raymond J. Kinstle
DELPHOS - Raymond J. Kinstle, 68, of Delphos died at 3:10 a. m. today in St Rita's Hospital, Lima , following a two month illness. Born March 28, 1903, in St. Johns , he was a son of Joseph and Barbara (Meier) Kinstle. Survivors include his widow Hulda (Kupper) Kinstle; a son, R. Richard Kinstle of Delphos; four brothers. Edwin of Bodkins. Clarence. Harold and Leonard, all of Wapakoneta; a sister. Mrs. Frayne (Marie) Combs of Wapakoneta; and six grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother are deceased. Mr. Kinstle was a general contractor in Delphos prior to his retirement, and was a member of St. John Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be recited at 9:30 a. m. Saturday in the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call at the Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp Funeral Home, Delphos, after 2 p. m. Thursday. [Van Wert Times, Jan 26, 1972]

William H. Kipp
Died: William H. Kipp, 33, tuberculosis, at Dayton Military Home. [Lima News, Jan 7, 1921]

Louis J. Kittel
Louis J. Kittel, 80, died April 8, 1998 at Joint Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He was born March 15, 1918, in Detroit to Karl and Elizabeth Tote Kittel. On July 12, 1941, he married Minnie Schellenbarg, who survives.
Mr. Kittel retired in 1980 after 45 years at Midmark Corp.. Versailles , where he was a welder. He was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289. St. Marys, and the American Legion Post 444. New Knoxville.
Survivors also include two sons, a brother. Richard Kittel of New Bremen; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen. The Rev. David Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville with military rifles by American Legion Post 444 and VFW Post 9289 Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an American Legion memorial service will begin at 7:45 p.m. [Lima News, Apr 10, 1998]

Mrs. A. G. Klein
Wapakoneta, April 11. Sadness has again come upon the home of A. G. Klein of this city. Thursday evening he, was called up to the Fourth District Tuberculosis Hospital just this, side of Lima; to see his wife. He spent the greater portion of the evening there, returning to his home in this city late at night, firm in the belief that an All - wise Providence would again intervene His hand in his earthly affairs, so that he was little surprised to receive a message from the official head of that institution at six o'clock Wednesday morning, April 10, 1912, telling him that his wife* [* The former Grace Allen] had passed to the Other Shore a half hour earlier. [Lima News, Apr 11, 1912]

Jean Ann Klima
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Mar 29, 2003
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 19, 1941 in Auglaize Co to John & Verona Bustetter Mosler
Married: Donald J Klima for 30 years
Occupation: retired librarian
Died: Mar 27, 2003 at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing home
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 4 sisters; 3 grandchildren
Burial: St Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery

Ray J Knipple
NEW BREMEN - Ray J Knipple, 79, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in Joint Township District Hospital, St Marys, of an apparent heart attack.
Born March 16, 1897, in New Bremen, he wax a son of William and Clara Keppler Knipple. He married Louise Laut, July 2, 1921. and she survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Carl of St Marys, and Wilbert of Fostoria and five sisters, Marie Spencer of Everett, Wash., Ester Parks of Dayton, Margaret Slife of Wapakoneta, Kathrine Newell of Toledo, and Helen While of Dayton.
Mr. Knipple was a World War I veteran, a charter member of Post 241 American Legion, a member of the Soldier's Relief Commission, past president of the Past Commanders Association of the Second District of the American Legion, a past Grand Ches-De-Gare of the 40 Et-8 and held various offices In the state organization of the Ches-De-Care He was a member of the Mercer Lodge 121 Free and Accepts Masons. Auglaize County Barracks of World War I veterans, the Home Benefit Association. New Bremen Senior Citizens and a central committee of the Auglaize County Board of Elections He owned and operated the Knipple Bakery for 21 years He was later employed for 18 years as superintendent of the municipal water department On Jan 1, 1971 he was made a member of the board of directors of the Community Savings and Loan Co. of St Marys and he was a member of the St Paul United Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 at p. m Saturday In Vorn Holt Funeral Home. Rev Roger D Perl officiating. Burial will be In German Protestant Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and on Saturday until time of services.
Masonic services will be at the funeral home at 9 tonight American Legion Post 241 will have military services al the cemetery. [Lima News, Aug 20, 1976]

Morris R. Knoch
Elida -- Morris R. Knoch, 91, died at 6 a.m. Feb. 6, 2010, at Baton Rouge Living Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 24, 1918, to Clay and Anna Catherine “Carrie” Morris Knoch, who preceded him in death. On April 19, 1941, in Sidney, he married Mary Louise Huecker, who died Nov. 11, 1972. In September 1973 he married Agnes Veit, who is deceased.
Mr. Knoch was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II in the 771st Tank Battalion. He retired from Scot Lad Foods, where he was a truck driver, and later owned and operated the Jolly K Fruit Farm. His hobbies included woodworking and woodcarving. He was a member of the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445 and Wayne Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons 569, Waynesfield.
Survivors include six children, five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna Horman; a bother, Allen Knoch; in-laws, Fritz Horman, Eugene Lee, Francis Knoch, and Joyce Knoch; and a stepdaughter, Phyllis Collins.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home. Pastor David Gordon will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW at the funeral home following the service.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Memorial Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. [Lima News, Feb 8, 2010]

Adrian F. Koenig
Wapakoneta -- Adrian F. Koenig, 89, died at 9:45 a.m. April 29, 2011, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1921, in Auglaize County to William C. and Katherine L. Frankenburg Koenig Sr., who preceded him in death. On April 8, 1947, he married Marie K. Schaub, who died April 3, 2008.
Mr. Koenig attended St. Joseph School, Wapakoneta. He was member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He was an Army Air Corps of World War II serving from June 21, 1942, to November 29, 1945, as a military policeman. He was a dairy and grain farmer for 63 years and a welder by trade. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1272, Wapakoneta. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include nine children, Shirley (Dan) Russ and Mary Jane (Eugene) Middleton, both of Dayton, Rita (Jim) Watrous, of Casselberry, Fla., Angie (Michael) Green and Pat (Bob) Ardle, both of Wapakoneta, Rose Koenig, of New Knoxville, Joyce (Paul) Knueve, of Wapakoneta, Fred Koenig, of St. Marys, and Richard (Lori) Koenig, of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law Anita (Tony) Rozendaal, of Wisconsin; 30 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five brothers, William Koenig Jr., Julian Koenig, Bernard Koenig, Paul (Kathleen) Koenig and Virgil (Sharon) Koenig, two sisters, Sister Dorothy Koenig and Viola Koenig; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Koenig; a brother Omer Koenig; and a sister, Sister Gemma Koenig.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Patrick Sloneker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta, where a rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m. [Lima News, May 3, 2011]

John C. Kogge
John C. Kogge, 86, died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys. Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Harold (Mary Louise) Wale of here; four sons, Vernon and Carl, both of Wapakoneta, Paul of Rt. 2, Wapakoneta, and Lee Roy of here; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Yoder-Long and folk Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News- Mar 7, 1977]

Julia Kohler
Final rites for Miss Julia Kohler, 86, of 716 W. Auglaize-st, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Heinl and Son funeral home. The Rev. R.J. Loew will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Miss Kohler died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Lima St. Rita's hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 19 last year. She was born in May 1863 and was the last surviving member of the Frieder Kohler family. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The body will remain at the funeral home until after services. [Lima News- January 20, 1950]

Betty M. Kolter
Wapakoneta - Mrs. Betty M. Kolter, 46 of 207 West Pearl St, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday in Lima Memorial Hospital,following a two month illness. Mrs. Kolter was born Oct. 23,1920 in Lakeview, the daughter of George and Ruth Armstrong. In 1938 she was married to Ralph Richardson, who died in 1946. She later married Frederick Kolter and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Ralph Richardson of Chicago and one daughter, Mrs. John (Carole) Richardson of Westerville, by her first marriage. One daughter, Barbara Kolter and one son, Frederick Kolter, both at home, from the second marriage. Two grandchildren; Two brothers, George and Neil Armstrong, both of Lima and four sisters, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Heaps of St. Marys, Mrs. Francis (Donna) Moser and Mrs. Dale (Mary) Clark both of Halsey, Ore., and Miss Ruth Armstrong of Los Angeles. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church Of Christ. She was employed as a clerk-typist with the U.S. Soil and Conservation office here. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Siferd Funeral Home with Rev. Herman J. Weber officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Siferd Funeral Home from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. [Wapakoneta Daily News, Dec. 18,1966 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Bruce Kolter
Wapakoneta--Marine Lt. Bruce Kolter was killed in action June 17 while on patrol seven miles north of Dong Ha in the Quang Tri province of South Vietnam, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burk Kolter, 506 E. Auglaize. Sent to Vietnam Dec.19,1968, Lt. Kolter had entered the Marine Corps Feb. 5,1968.He was a 1963 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1967.Born Aug. 15,1945, in Lima, he was an only child. Arrangements are incomplete at Siferd Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, pending arrival of the body, U.S.M.C., Lima Recruiting Station, is in charge of military arrangements. [Wapakoneta Daily News, 1969 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Burk E. Kolter
Wapakoneta- Burk E. Kolter, 59, of 506 E. Auglaize died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in Lima Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born June 23,1912, in this city, the son of Fred and Emma Burke Kolter. He was Married Feb. 27, 1941 to Roberta Brookhart, who survives with a brother, Frederick of this city. Two sons preceded him in death.
Mr. Kolter was employed at the Auglaize County Engineer's office for 29 years, retiring in 1969 because of poor health. He was a World War II veteran; past commander of Auglaize Post 330, American Legion; and past chef de gare of the local 40 et 8. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Siferd Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Siferd Funeral Home tonight. [Wapakoneta Daily News, March 24, 1971 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Frederick L. Kolter
Wapakoneta- Frederick L. (Fritz) Kolter,70, of here died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Lima Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Wapakoneta, the son of Fred and Emma Burke Kolter.
In June 1951, he married Betty Richardson who died Dec. 17,1966.
Mr. Kolter retired in 1975 from the Auglaize County Engineer's Office after 30 years of service. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Auglaize Post 330.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs William(Barbara) Durham of Kennesaw,Ga.; a son, Frederick L. Kolter Jr. of Fremont,Neb.; a stepdaughter, Mrs William (Carole) Brandstadt of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Ralph R. Richardson of Ada; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
Following cremation, the ashes will be buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.
There will be no services or visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charles D. Siferd Chapel of Bayliff and Eley Funeral Homes [Wapakoneta Daily News 6 April 1989 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Gurney Krebs
WAYNESFIELD, May 13 -- Services for Gurney Krebs, 84, will be at 2 p. rn. Monday in Weygandt funeral home here. The Rev. Warren J. Bumgarner will officiate with burial in Fairmount cemetery. Mr. Krebs died at 9 a. m. Saturday in Memorial hospital. He had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Laura Shaw, 725 W. Kibby-st, Lima , for six weeks. He was born in Waynesfield and was a retired farmer.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Shaw, are his widow, Nellie; two other daughters, Mrs. Florence Macher, 733 W. Kibby-st, Lima, and Mrs. Glenna Earl, Wapakoneta; a son, Mack Krebs, Algonac, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body will be in the funeral home at noon Sunday. [Lima News, May 14, 1950]

George Kress
George Kress, 71, Botkins, retired farmer who was admitted to St. Rita's hospital Saturday with a .32 calibre revolver bullet wound in his body, died at 10 p. m. Monday. He was born Feb. 17, 1871, near Wapakoneta and on May 31, 1916, married Clara Slaute, who survives. There were no children. Surviving are a brother, John of Wapakoneta; two sisters Mrs. Dora Roth, Wapakoneta and Mrs. Emma Varner, Dayton. He was a member of the Married Couple's group and St. John's society of Immaculate Conception church in Botkins. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a. m. Wednesday in the church at Botkins, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. D. E. Depenbrock will be celebrant of the mass. Burial will be in charge of Heini and Son, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Apr 6, 1942]

Homer W. Krieger
Wapakoneta - Homer W. Krieger, 82, of this city died at 3:35 p.m., Tuesday in Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys, where he was a patient since Friday. He was born here Nov. 16, 1891, the son of John and Laura (Fisher) Krieger. He was married Nov. 27, 1912, to Agnes Craft, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Mary) Glass of Pinewood, Fla., and Mrs. Orville (Zeta) Prueter of Rt. 1, New Knoxville; five grandchildren and three great-granchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Ida) Schrimp of Dayton.
He was a member of First English Lutheran Church and a 50-year member of the local Eagles Lodge. Services will be held at10:30 a.m. Friday in Siferd Funeral Home with Rev. H. Eldon Akerman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. [Lima News Aug 8, 1974]

Floss M. Krogman
ST. MARYS - Floss M. Krogman, 91, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 31, 1892, in Mercer County, the daughter of William and Blanche West Buck. She married Roy H. Krogman, who died in 1953. Mrs. Krogman was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Hawthorne Chapter 119 of Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Krogman, Lee Krogman, of Marion and James Krogman of St. Marys; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Rev. Walter Clausing officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. [Lima News, unknown date]

Elizabeth Kruse
WAPAKOKETA, Sept. 9 -- Mrs. Elizabeth Kruse, 80, widow of William Kruse. died Friday noon at the home of a daughter. Mrs. William Schultz, Glynwood-av, after a two month illness due to complication of diseases. Mrs. Kruse was born in Germany,Sep. 21, 1853, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Poppe and at two years of age came to this country with her parents. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church at Moulton. west of here. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Emma Nees, St Marys. Mrs.Benjamins Schultz, New Knoxville and Mrs. William Schultz. of here; four sons, Clarrence and William Kruse. Moulton, August Kruse, New Bremen. and Henry Kruse, St. Marys; two brothers, August and Henry Poppe. of New Knoxvllln, and a sister, Mrs.Anna Ahlers, Now Bremen. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Schultz residence here and at 2:45 p. m. in the Moulton Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. E. E. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be made In Elmgrove cemetery at St. Marys. [Lima News, Sept 10, 1933]

Anna Kuest
NEW BREMEN - Anna Kuest, 95, died at 3.35 a.m. Sunday at Lone Pine Nursing Home where she had been a resident for four years. She was born June 2, 1886, south of New Bremen, the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina Nuessmeyer Kuest.
Miss Kuest was a retired employee of the New Bremen Telephone Co. She wrote poetry for special occasions. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, an honorary member of the church Women's Guild and had taught Sunday school for 50 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vornholt Funeral Home, New Bremen, Rev. Carolyn J. Mann officiating. Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Jun 29, 1981]

Esther E. Kuhlhorst
NEW BREMEN - Esther E. Kuhlhorst, 88, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Lone Pine Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born March 25, 1896, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Ernst and Laura Kuck. In September 1922, she married Leo Kuhlhorst, who died in 1949.
Mrs. Kuhlhorst was a homemaker. Survivors include, a son, Walter Kuhlhorst of Lucasville; a daughter, June Kuhlhorst of New Bremen; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Kuck of Stewart, Fla.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville, Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst officiating.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen. [Lima News, 1984]

Viola L. Kuhlhorst
ST. MARYS - Viola L. Kuhlhorst, 79, of here, died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 22, 1912, in St. Marys Township , Auglaize County, the daughter of John and Emma Barth Hoeper. On June 18, 1949, she married Harry C. Kuhlhorst, who died April 2,1989.
Mrs. Kuhlhorst was a homemaker and earlier had worked at Goodyear, St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild. She was a 1931 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Young of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, Rev. Carl J. Mohr officiating. Burial willl be in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, May 6, 1991]




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