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Obituaries and Death Notices

Estella M. Sainey
Estella M. Sainey, 90, died at 3:30 p.m. Mar. 2, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Services will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Chapel at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the chapel. [Lima News, Mar 4, 2005]

Treva Salisbury
Treva Salisbury, 56, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of the Cridersville area, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tampa Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 8, 1916, in Auglaize County, she was a daughter of Dean and Anna Bowsher Porter. Her husband, Earl, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Roger Hamen of Uniopolis; a daughter, Mrs. James (June Ann) Pegg of Marion, Ind.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Cletus (June) Hemmelgarn and Mrs. Cleota Hopps, both of Tampa, Mrs. Robert (Leota) Atkinson Sr. of 901 Franklin and Mrs. Hershel (Katherine) Long of 532 Albert. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Town and County Chapel of A. P. Boza Funeral Home, Tampa. [Lima News, Apr 26, 1973]

Philander Sammetinger
WAWAPAKONETA - Services for Philander Sammetinger, 74, of Rt 5 will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Siferd Funeral Home, Rev Paul Steele officiating Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Sammetinger died at 12:3 a.m. Thursday in Auglaize County Home following an extended illness.
He was born April 8, 1896 in Pusheta Township, the son of William and Catharine Ruck Sammetinger. On Nov 27, 1919 he married LaVera E Sibert. She died March 14,1969.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. E. (Alice) Schepler of Edgerton; two sons, Howard of this city and Neal of Rt 5; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Clara) Wahrer and Mrs. Ralph (Kate) Bibler both of Wapakoneta, and a brother, Wilson at the Auglaize County Home.
He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the disabled American Veterans.
Friends may call at Siferd Funeral Home 7 to 9 p.m. today. [Lima News, July 3, 1970]

Erma L. Sampson
ST. MARYS - Erma L. Sampson, 89, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Auglaize Acres where she had resided for the past seven years.
She was born Sept. 14, 1892, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Helm Sprague. On Dec. 24, 1914, she married William Suchland, who died in 1935. On Sept. 11, 1942, she married William H. Sampson, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Sampson was baptised and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William (Evelyn) James, Mrs. Kenneth (Vonnalee) Howick and Mrs. Phil (Mary Jo) Pfenning, all of St. Marys; a son, William Suchland of Albuquerque, N. M. 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Mary Luttman of Auburn, Ind.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home, Rev. Thomas L. Brodbeck officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and until time of services Monday at the funeral home. There will be no visitation on Sunday. [Lima News, Apr 8, 1982]

Garrett Sampson
St Marys - Funeral services for Garrett Sampson, 86, of St. Marys, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Allen Grove chapel in St. Marys. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. He died Friday about 3 p.m. after an illness of two weeks. [Lima News, Mar 1, 1942]

Donald E. Sanders
WAPAKONETA - Donald E. Sanders, 3 months, died Tuesday in Richmond Dale in Ross County.
Pike County Coroner Dr. Kenneth Wilkinson ruled that death resulted from gastric aspiration.
He was born Dec. 9, 1983, in St. Marys, the son of Tammy Sanders.
Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. Ezell Burgess; and a maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Nelson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Patrick Heinl Funeral Home, Pastor Harold Thiedt officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. [Lima News, Mar 22, 1981 ??? [Note: There is some error between time of birth & death.]

Nola Mae Sanders
WAYNESFIELD-Mrs. Nola Mae Sanders, 83, of Rt 1 died 7:48 a.m. Saturday in her residence.
Born April 5, 1887, in Auglaize County, she was a daughter of Byrd A. and Ella Painter Richardson Her husband, L. Roy Sanders, died July 13.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs, Lott (Thelma) Turner of Rt 1. Mrs. J. F.( Irene) Winbigler of North Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Byron (June) Barnes of Rt 1, Harrod, and Mrs. Donald (Jean) Maxwell of Rt 1; a son Russell of Rt 1, 14 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in McAuley Funeral Home. Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will he in Mount Zion Cemetery. [Lima News, July 19, 1970]

Dianna L. Sanford
ST. MARYS - Dianna L. Sanford 42, died at 7:10 am Sunday at University Hospital, Columbus, following a two year illness.
Born in Wapakoneta Oct. 10, 1938, she was the daughter of Russell L and LaVera Rain Hangen, who survive in Wapakoneta. On July 30, 1960, she married Leonard O. Sanford, who survives.
Mrs. Sanford was a homemaker and assisted her husband at Sanford Plumbing and Heating Co. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, the women's guild of the church and the Soroptimist Club.
Survivors also include three daughters, Traci Sanford, Missi Sanford and Jill Sanford, all at home; and a sister, Mrs. James (Jo Ann) Printz of Piqua.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Rev. Dennis E. Snell officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Garden.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday at Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. [Lima News, Nov 3, 1980]

Charles W. Sawmiller
St Marys - Charles W. Sawmiller, 90, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. He was a retired electrician. Survivors include his wife, the former Ethel D. Bodey. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Aug 27, 1979]

Catherine Schaub
WAPAKONETA, Aug. 3-Mrs. Catherine Schaub, 85, widow of John Schaub, died Saturday evening at the home of her son, Fred S. Blackhoof-st, of complications after an illness of one week. She was a member of St. Paul 's Evangelical and Reformed church the Women's Union and the church Bible class. Surviving are three sons, Henry, Fred and Otto, all of here; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. McKinney of Cleveland, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and the body will remain at the Heinl Bros, and Son funeral home here until the services. [unknown newspaper/date]

Hattie Reed Schillinger
Mrs. Hattie Reed Schillinger, 64, resident of St. Marys, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in St. Rita's hospital of complications following surgery in the hospital Monday. The widow of David Schillinger, she had been a life-long resident of the St. Marys district. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Grove Methodist church, near St. Marys, with Rev. C. O. Good officiating. Burial in Elmgrove cemetery, St. Marys. The body will remain at the C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, Spencerville, until time of services. [unknown newspaper/date]

Augusta Wilhelmina Schmidt
Minster-- Funeral rites for Mrs. Augusta Wilhelmina Schmidt, 77, widow of Charles Schmidt, who died after a six weeks’ illness of paralysis, were held Sunday in the late residence, with Rev. J.C. Melchert, pastor of the St. Paul church in charge. Burial was made in German Protestant cemetery. 
Mrs. Schmidt, who moved from a farm west of New Bremen into town 16 years ago, was born Oct. 15, 1862, on a farm west of town. She was married Oct. 2, 1882, to Henry Gilberg, who died in May 1900. On Aug 8, 1901, she married, Charles Schmidt, who died several years ago. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Henry Landwehr and Carl and Herman Schmidt all of New Bremen, and two brothers and a sister. [The Lima News, June 3, 1940]

Kermit Eugene Schnelle
Waynesfield -- Kermit Eugene Schnelle, 85, formerly of Waynesfield, died early Jan. 16, 2010, in Columbus following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in New Knoxville to Edna Eschmeyer and Henry Schnelle, who preceded him in death. He married Luanna Musser, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Schnelle was a graduate of New Knoxville High School and a veteran of the Navy, serving in World War II. He retired from the Superior Tube Co. and was a member of Waynesfield United Methodist Church, as well as a noted horseman. He also was a member of the Zane Grey Society.
He is survived by his loving family, two daughters, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; six nieces, and four nephews,
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Keenan Dru; two sisters, Alfreda Vohs and Zippora Aufderhaar; three brothers, Norman, Virgil and Myron Schnelle; and a son-in-law, Larry Dunn.
Services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waynesfield United Methodist Church. Pastor Katie Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery, with full military honors. Friends may call from noon until the time of the services Tuesday at the church. [Lima News, Jan 17, 2010]

William Schowe
At New Bremen, Auglaize county, on Sunday morning, William Schowe stepped out and went into his stable. Not returning, his wife went to see the cause, and found him hanging by the neck, and already dead. Schowe was a blacksmith by trade, and well skilled as a workman. What led to the dreadful deed can only be guessed at, as he only dropped a few hints of his intentions. Last fall he bought a farm from Calvin Holly, on the Esty pike, for $2,000. To pay this amount it was necessary to dispose of his property in Bremen, which consisted of a house, shop, and ten acres of land near town. In disposing of this property he became apprehensive that he could not make his payments meet. He also seemed grieved to see his town property go, so much so that some of his purchasers, seeing his embarrasssment, gave back his property. He said he expected the Holly farm would break his neck yet. He was undoubtedly laboring under aberrations of mind at the time he committed suicide. [The Sidney Journal, Jan 13, 1871]

Clarence E. Schroer
NEW BREMEN- Clarence E. Schroer, 85, died at 4:15 a .m today at Joint Township District Memorial hospital in St. Marys. He was born Nov. (?) 1887, in Washington Township , Auglaize County , the son of Herman and Amelia Loft Schroer. On March 3, 1927 he married Esther Tostrick, who survives.
Mr Schroer was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and its Brotherhood. He was a charter member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens, a member of the New Bremen Home Benefit Association and a founder of the Auglaize County Holstein Club.
Survivors also include a dauhgter, Mrs. Gary (Betty) Bubp of St. Marys; five sons, Donald Schroer of Sidney, Lloyd Schroer and Warren Schroer. both of New Bremen, Kenneth Schroer of New Knoxvllle and Richard Schroer of West Nyack NY: 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren: and two sisters. Mrs. Everett (Esther) Huffman of New Haven , Ind , and Mrs. Fred (Pauline) LiBolt of Baldwin Park. Calif. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Dr. Wade J. Schemmel and Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating Burial will be in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery . New Knoxvllle. Friends may call at Vornholt Funeral Home, New Bremen, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11 am until time of services Wednesday. [Lima News, Nov 21, 1983]

Frankie Schwencher
Frankie, son of Peter Schwencher, on Thursday morning, October 4th, at 2 o'clock a.m., aged 2 years 2 months and 5 days. Funeral at the St. Augustines church yesterday. [Source: "Minster Home Light," (Minster, OH) Oct. 6, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Henry Benro Sellers
WAPAKONETA, Aug. 1 - Funeral services for Henry Benro Sellers, 63, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Auglaize-co home where he had been an inmate for three years, following an extended illness due to complications of diseases, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday in the Umbaugh and Bayliff funeral home at Cridersville with Rev. Jesse Shaw, pastor, of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew's cemetery. Surviving are two brothers, Grover of Cridersville, and Charles of near here, and three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Burden, Mrs. Eliza Fryer and Mrs. Ella Brautigam all of near here. [Lima News, Aug 1, 1940]

Fannie Sidneer
One of those crimes that cause one to wonder what the world is coming to occurred near London, Ohio, Sunday. Quiner Sidneer, a farmer, left his 8 year-old son to take charge of a sister, aged 3. About 11 o'clock Posey, the boy, became quarrelsome, and getting a small $3 gun belonging to his brother, shot the little girl Fannie in the neck, horribly mangling and instantly killing her. The young murderer fled, and was captured Tuesday near Somerford, Ohio. [Source: "Minster Home Light," Minster, Oct. 6, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Frank Sillin
Frank Sillin, 65, died Monday morning at the home of relatives, three miles north of this city on Route 198. He was Jan. 13, 1865 in Auglaize-co, the son of A. and Susan Musser Sillin. The body was removed to a local funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery. [Lima News, Jun 15, 1936]

Mrs. Henry Skinner
Mrs. Henry Skinner, 71, died last night after an illness of four months of complications of diseases. Surviving are her husband and three children, Mrs. Lavera Wagner, Astoria, N. Y., and Arland and Vernon of Defiance. She was a member of the M. E. church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [Lima News, Jan. 14, 1937, St. Marys]

Don Smith
WAYNESFIELD, Jan. 5 - Services for Don Smith, 62, who was found dead at his home in Waynesfield Thursday morning, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Weygandt funeral home, Waynesfield, where the body will remain until after services. The Rev. Joseph Snyder will officiate and burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery. Death apparently resulted from a heart attack, authorities reported. He was a World War I veteran. Two sisters survive. They are Mrs. Biddie McPheron. Metropolitan-bldg. Lima , and Mrs. Hazel Slagle, Waynesfield. [Lima News, Jan 5, 1951]

Russell E. Smith
Russell E. Smith, 63, of Buckland died at 3:10 p. in. Tuesday in Memorial hospital where he had been a surgical patlent. Smith was born in Auglalzc co and had moved to Losantvllle, Ind., 30 years ago, returning to this vicinity a few months ago. He is survived by his wife, Delia: two sons, Kenneth and Herman, both of Ft. Wayne , Ind., and a daughter, Retha, of Hagerstown, Ind.; a brother, Tony of Newcastle , Ind., a sister, Mrs. Lulu Hoel of Long Island, N. Y., and two grandchildren. Services wilt be conducted at 8 p. m. Wednesday at the family residence in Buckland, with Rev. Mark Spaeht officiating. His body will then be removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc, Ind., Thursday where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Friday. Burial will be in Salem cemetery in Modoc. Arrangements are in charge of the Umbaugh and Bayliff funeral home, Cridersville. [Lima News, Feb 4, 1942]

Katherine Snyder
WAPAKONETA, Nov. 7 - Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Snyder, 80, former resident of this city who died Sunday at her home in Dayton, were held today in a Dayton funeral home, according to word received by relatives and friends here. Burial was made in Willow Wood cemetery in Dayton. She was born here, the daughter of Michael and Mary Weiler Bubp, pioneer residents of this city, and resided in this city until her marriage to Julius Snyder. They made their home in Dayton for several years and then moved to this city and resided here until seven years ago when they returned to Dayton. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Albert and Edward, both of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Philip Rensch, of this city, and Mrs. Eva Eichman of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Lucetta Becholt and Mrs. Lucy Rohrbacher, both of here, and a brother, Charles Bubp, also of this city. ["The Lima News," Lima, OH, Nov. 7, 1939 - Sub by Tina Hursh]

Mrs. Joseph Soder
Wapakoneta -- Died: Mrs. Joseph Soder, 39, obstruction of bowels; [Lima News, Jan 5, 1921]

A. P. South
After a brief illness another one of Wapakoneta's old citizens died on Thursday last. A. P. South was a well-known citizen and the announcement of his death was a surprise to many people who knew him and reasonably expected that many more years of life would be his. - Wapakoneta Democrat [Source: "Minster Home Light," (Minster, OH), Oct. 13, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Arthur L. South
Funeral services for Arthur L. South, 43, who died of pneumonia early Friday at his home in Cridersville will be held in the U.B. church in that village at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in St. Mathews cemetery. The body has been taken from the Umbaugh funeral home to the home of a brother, Homer South, at Wapakoneta. Soyth is survived by the widow, three sons and three daughters. The children are Loyd, 21, Edgar, 11, James, 10, Mrs. Dean Lee, Leola and Mildred. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. C.H. Stevens, of Lima, Mrs. A.G. Jenkins of Battle Creek, Mich; Mrs. F C Wheeler, of Detroit. and Mrs. Joe Lusk, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Feb 2, 1936]

Solomon Sowers
The four year-old son of Solomon Sowers, of Minisilla, Ohio, fell into a tub of boiling cider, and was scalded to death, the flesh falling from the bones. The parents are nearly crazed over the horrible accident. [Source: "Minster Home Light," Minster, Oct. 6, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Charles A. Spaulding
Charles A. Spaulding, 77, 303 S. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born May 17, 1925, in Lima, to Otto and Marie (Burklo) Spaulding. In 1955, he married Betty Jean Flanagan and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, five daughters, three sisters, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A brother, James, and a sister, Mary Catherine, are deceased.
He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving tours of duty during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He later retired from the St. Marys Municipal Power Plant as a boiler operator. He was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Thomas Brodbeck officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 15, 2003]

Catharine Elizabeth Speckman
Mrs. Catharine Elizabeth Speckman, wife of Fred Speckman Sr., died very unexpectedly, at her home, on Plum Street, Tuesday noon, after an illness of only five days duration, her principal ailment having been an attack of choleramorbus, and this combined with the infirmaties of old age brought on the end very unexpectedly and suddenly. A little over a week ago she had returned from a visit with her relatives in Evansville, Ind., apparently in good health, but upon reaching home she was taken ill with the recorded fatal results.
The deceased was a native of Germany, having been born Aug. 21, 1833, in Siegel, parish Bramsche, county of Vorden, in the kingdom of Hannover. At the age of nine years, in 1842, she emigrated with her parents to this country, and soon settled near New Bremen, where she spent the remainder of her life, living for some time on a farm northwest of town, and later in New Bremen, where she enjoyed a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances. December 5, 1851, she was married to John Henry Brockman, but which union was broken on March 16, 1864, by the death of the husband, leaving besides the wife three children, but of the latter only one remains among the living, namely Mrs. H. A. Jaeger of Dayton. March 15, 1866, she again married, this time Mr. Herman Frederick Speckman, forming a union which was blessed with two children, the elder a son, John Speckman, president of the Arcade Departement Store Company, and a daughter, Mrs. Ferd Reiber of St. Marys.
Mrs. Speckman had always enjoyed comparatively good health up to last winter when she was very seriously ill; however, her recovery seemed to be complete at that time, and her sudden demise was a surprise to many. She leaves to mourn her death, the aged husband, one step-son, Mr. F. B. Speckman, the children aforementioned and many other relatives and friends. Burial took place this afternoon at the Willow Grove Cemetery, the cortege having left the house at 1 o'clock, and services having been conducted at 1:30 by Rev. W. F. Henninger in St. Pauls Church. [N.B. Sun - 8/12/1910- tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

John Speckman
The sudden death of John H. Speckman Friday evening proved a distinct shock to his family members and his friends, he having appeared in his usual good health during the day. In the evening he had gone to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. M .H. Briggs South Washington street, where he was suddenly stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage which proved fatal at about 8:30 o'clock. His body was removed to the Vornholt funeral home, on East Monroe street, where services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. J. C. Melchert, and burial was made in the Willow Grove cemetery. Mr. Speckman, a native of New Bremen, was a son of late Mr and Mrs. Frederick Speckman and was born January 8, 1867. He resided in New Bremen all his life, and years ago was a member of the mercanlile firm of Speckman, Goll and Company, later joining in the merger which developed into the Arcade Department Store company where he has been a stockholder and a member of the board of directors until his death. In 1899 he married Lizzie Waterman who with six children survive. They are Mrs. Ed Freytag, Ft. Loramie; Lloyd Speckman, Washington. D. C; Mrs. M.H. Briggs, Mrs. Reuben Wissman and Lewis Speckman, New Bremen; and Miss Roma Speckman, Dayton. There is also one sister, Mrs.. Ferd Reiher, St. Marys, and one half-sister, Mrs. Caroline Jaeger, Dayton [New Bremen Sun, 11/23/1939 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Lewis Speckman
Lewis Speckman, 92, formerly of New Bremen, died Oct. 20, 2002 at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta. He was born April 10, 1910 in New Bremen to John and Elsie (Waterman) Speckman. A twin died at birth. In 1936, he married Opal Binkley and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are a son Ron (Mary Jo) of Dayton; a daughter Janice (Robert) Benzing, Adrian, Mich.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Lloyd; three sisters; Leola Wissman, Roma Speckman, Selma Briggs; and a half sister, Ethel Freytag.
He formerly worked as a machinist at Minster Machine Co.. Services at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John Tostrick officiating. [unknown newspaper/date - tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Lloyd G. Speckman
New Bremen - Word has been received that Lloyd G. Speckman, 85, formerly of New Bremen, died Feb. 20, 1986 in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital in Glendale, Ariz.
He was born on March 18, 1900 to John and Elise (Waterman) Speckman of New Bremen.
He was a retired Welfare Director of Pitkin County and formerly lived in Aspen and Denver, Colo. until the past year when he moved to Glendale, Ariz.
Mr. Speckman is survived by two children, Mrs. Glenn (Suzanne) Lehman of Glendale and Jack Speckman of Garden Grove, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other survivors include three sisters and one brother, Selma Briggs and Mrs. Rueben (Leola) Wissman of New Bremen, Roma Speckman of Dayton, and Lewis Speckman of Wapakoneta.
Memorial Services were held on Feb. 22 in Greer Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Greene officiating. [unknown newspaper/date - tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Mary Speckman
Mary Rose, nee Cardo, wife of John H. Speckman, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cardo of near Newport, at her home in New Bremen, on Sunday night Jan. 5, 11:45 o'clock, from internal inflammations, at the age of 23 years, 4 months and 5 days.
Deceased was born August 31, 1872, about three miles west of Newport and was confirmed in the church at Lories, September 21, 1884. She was married to her surviving husband, October 24, 1893. This union was happy and felicitous, and was blessed with one child - a daughter.
The news of the death of Mrs. Speckman came like a flash of lighting from a clear sky. She was in life a kind and good woman loved and respected by all. She was young and enjoyed with her devoted husband perfect connubial bliss and happiness. Death was a remote thought. It seems cruel to destroy the happiness of so worthy a household, but the Great Ruler knows all things best. [N.B. Sun - 1/10/1896 - tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Alois Steinke
WAPAKONETA, April 2, The body of A. F. Steinke, 55, farmer living about eight miles south-east of here, was found hanging from a rafter in a barn at his home early Thursday morning. Dr. Alfred Veit, county coroner, returned a verdict of death due to strangulation by hanging, and said he had learned the farmer had been in ill health for about five months. Funeral services, in charge of Heinl Bros, and Son, will be held at 9 a. m. Monday in St. John's Catholic church, Fryburg, with Rev. John Tebbe in charge. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. [Lima News, Apr 2, 1942]
Funeral services for Alois T. Steinke, 58, who ended his life early Thursday morning by hanging himself in the barn at his home six miles southeast of here near Fryburg, will be held at 9 a. m. Monday in Fryburg St. Johns Catholic church with Rev. Lawrence Tebbe officiating. Burial will be in St. Johns cemetery. Dr. Alfred Veit, who was called, Thursday returned a suicide verdict. Members of his family gave despondency over ill health as the reason for the act. Surviving are the widow, Clara; two sons, Frederick, of near Bradford, and Jerome, in the U. S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Baker, of near Botkins, and Georgianna, at home; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Koenig, of near Botkins, and two brothers, Henry, of near Botkins. and Anthony of Kansas. [Lima News, Apr 3, 1942]

Mrs. Samuel Stiles
Mrs. Samuel Stiles, 69 years old, sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Waggoner, Frank Spees, and Emmett Spees of Lima, died at her home in Uniopolis, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon from cancer, with which she had been ill for four months. Mrs. Stiles passed her fifty-ninth birthday anniversary nine days before her death. The widower, two daughters, Mrs. John Nauss of Uniopolis, and Mrs. Clarence Barton; of Columbus, two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Waggoner, Lima; Mrs. Martha Burdon, Toledo, and Mrs. Sarah Folht, Madison, Kansas, and three brothers, Frank and Emmett Spees of Lima, and Daniel Spees of Norwalk, Ohio, survive. The funeral will be held in Uniopolis, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. [Lima Daily News, Jan 2, 1917]

Vera Stoker
ST. MARYS. Feb. 4, Mrs. Vera Stoker, 34, wife of William Stoker, N. Front-st, died at Otis hospital following an illness of carcinoma.
Surviving are her husband and six children, Mrs. William Croft, St. Marys, Carl, Albert, Guy, Benny and Vera, at home and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Catteral. There are two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Friends church with the Rev. H. L. Haldy officiating. Burial will be in Elmgrove cemetery. [Lima News, Feb 4, 1941]

Minerva Jane Strow
Mrs. Minerva Jane Strow, 91, died in Waterloo, Ind., she was a teacher in Auglaize-co, during the civil war. [Lima News, Jan 1, 1930]

Dean E. Swartz
Delphos -- Dean E. Swartz, 82, died at 12:49 p.m. Jan. 30, 2010, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 21, 1927, in New Hampshire, Ohio, to Albert Elroy and Leota Rashial Morris Swartz, who preceded him in death. On April 7, 1948, he married Fredora Stocker, who survives in Lima. Mr. Swartz retired from Ohio Steel after 43 years. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from June 5, 1945, to Nov. 5, 1946. Survivors also include a son, a daughter, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister. He was preceded in death by a son, Hal Swartz. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard Allison will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire. [Lima News, Feb 1, 2010]

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