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Leota E. Waesch
Leota E. Waesch, 95, died at 1:46 a.m. April 19 1999 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St Marys. She was born, Aug 24, 1903 in St. Marys to John arid Louisa (Grine) Fischer, on Sept 2,1937 she married Henry Waesch, who died in 1978. Mrs. Waesch retired as a forelady in the binding department of St. Mary. Woolen Mill and assisted in the operation of the family farm. She was a life member of St Paul's United Church of Christ, St Marys. She was a charter member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens, a member of Worthwhile Women's Club and the former Koop Community Club. She was a 1921 graduate of St Marys Memorial High School. Survivors include three sons, Robert (Carol) Waesch and Paul (Sherri) Waesch of St Marys, and Fred (Jean) Waesch of Celina, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Carl, William, John and Louie Fischer, and four sisters, Vivian Stienecker, Elizabeth Burden, Daisy Swallow, and Margaret Dorian. Services will begin at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. The Rev. Nathan Wierwille will officiate. Burial in Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm today and noon until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Apr 20, 1999]

Donald Wagner
Spencerville, Jan. 24- Funeral services were held for Donald Wagner, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wagner at the residence at Buckland, the Rev. Walter Klinger in charge. Burial was made in Buckland cemetery. [Lima News, Jan 24, 1928]

Florence M. Wagner
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Aug 1, 1979
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 28, 1908, in Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Frank and Mary Schneider Wagner.
Occupation: domestic work
Died: Jul 31, 1979 Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys
Survived by: 1 brother
Burial: St. Joseph's Cemetery

George A. Wagner
George A. Wagner, 52, farmer, residing seven miles southeast of Wapakoneta, died Thursday at St. Rita's hospital, following an operation more than a week ago for liver and appendix trouble. The widow and five children survive. They are Kim, Urban, Mary, Romy and Arletta Wagner, all residing at the family home. He was a member of St. John's Catholic church, Fryburg, where funeral services will be held, at a time not announced. [Lima News and Times Democrat, Dec 24, 1920]

George Wagner
St Marys, Mar 25- George Wagner, 56, died Thursday morning at his home in West Spring-st after an extended illness. He had been in engaged in farming south of St. Marys for some years, but retired last fall because of ill health and with his family moved to St. Marys. He is survived by four sons and a daughter. Sylvanus Wagner, Minster; Harry Wagner, with the U.S. Marines at Quantico; Richard, Alvin, and Esther Wagner at home. Two brothers and three sisters are; Glendo Wagner, St. Marys; Frank Wagner, Alabama; Mrs. Katherine Nieter, Stuart, Fla., Mrs. Amelia Luedeke, south of St. Marys. Burial in Willow Grove cemetery. [Lima News, Mar 25, 1927]

Janelle F. Wagner
Janelle F. Wagner, 79, died at 5:30 p.m. Sept 10, 1993, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born June 18, 1914, in Wapakoneta. On Aug. 21, 1935, she married Roma J. Wagner, who died March 18, 1985. Mrs. Wagner was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg, and the Ladies Sodality of the church. Survivors include four sons, Jerry Wagner of Columbus , Donald Wagner of Stillwater , Okla. , Emerson Wagner of Anna and Clay Wagner of Wapakoneta; three brothers. Herman Weber of Indiana,. Everett Weber of Lima and John Weber of Moulton; and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Weber. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg. The Rev. Thomas J. Grilliot will officiate. Burial will be in St John's Cemetery , Fryburg. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Long and Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta Chapel, where a Christian prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. [Lima News, Sep 11, 1993]

Grover F. Wallace
Grover F. Wallace, 72, died at 1 a.m. Jan. 17, 1995, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 12, 1922, in Lima, to Harland W. and Leota N. (Webb) Wallace. On April 12, 1947, he married Dorothy E. Ballweg, who survives. Mr. Wallace had worked as a steel room foreman with the Wapakoneta Machine Co. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, in which he was held in a German prisoner of war camp. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691, both of Wapakoneta. He was a 1940 graduate of Blume High School, Wapakoneta. Survivors also include a son, Michael J. (Darlene) Wallace of Wapakoneta; two brothers, Byron Wallace and Ronald Wallace, both of Wapakoneta; three sisters, Irene Burden and Betty Harshbarger, both of Wapakoneta, and Sandra Ivey of Cridersville; and two grandchildren and a step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wallace; and two sisters, Patricia Harshbarger and Karen Wallace. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. The Rev. David J. Williamson will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens , near Moulton, with military graveside rites conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW. Friends may call 4 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. [Lima News, Jan 18, 1995]

William C. Walsh
William C. Walsh, a cousin of Mrs. J. H. McEvoy, of this city, was killed in the Big Four yards at Dayton yesterday while pursuing his work as a switchman. [St. Marys Leader, Jan 11, 1906]

Karl P. Warner
Karl P. Warner, 76, died at 7:37 a.m. April 7, 1999, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He was born May 6, 1922, in New Knoxville to Henry F. and Margaret Rain Warner. On June 20, 1943, he married Evelyn Gieseke, who survives in New Bremen.
Mr. Warner retired in 1985 as an assembler from STAMCO, New Bremen, and produced and sold doll house miniatures for more than 18 years. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and Woodman of the World Camp 149, both in New Bremen. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, a grandson, a great-grandson and a step-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Oliver, Raymond and Florence Warner. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen. The (Rev. John W. Tostrick will officiate. Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p..m. Friday at the funeral Home where a Woodman of the World service will be held at 7:30 p.m. [Lima News, Apr 9, 1999]

Oliver H. Warner
New Knoxville - Oliver H. Warner, 92, died at 4:55 pm. Jan 29, 1999 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. He was born Aug.11,1906 in Auglaize County to Henry and Margaret (Rain) Warner. On Sept 4, 1930, he married Adelma Fledderjohann who died in March 1984. Mr. Warner retired from the maintenance department at Hoge Lumber Co. He had owned and operated the former Warner Garage, New Knoxville . with his brother Florenz. He had also worked at Monarch Machine Co., Sidney, and Katterheinrich Motor Sales, New Knoxville . He was a life member of First United Church of Christ. New Knoxville He was a former member of the New Knoxville-Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include a son Kermit (Arlene) Warner of St. Marys: a daughter. Ruth (Dan) Cuthtburt of Goshen, lnd.; a brother, Karl Warner of New Bremen ; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded In death by two brothers. Florenz and Raymond Warner. Services will begjn at 10:30 a.m.. Tuesday at First United Church of Christ The Rev. Nathan Wierwille will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. [Lima News, Jan 30, 1999]

Gerhard Waterman
Suffering ever since the first of the year from hardening of the arteries, John Gerhard Waterman was called to rest this morning at 4:30 at his home on North Walnut Street. His ailment really began last fall, though he was always up and around until the first part of last January, since when he had been confined to the sickbed. At the time of death he attained the age of 68 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Our subject was born September 19th, 1849 on the farm now owned by Waterman Bros. west of town. He was reared to manhood on the farm and after attaining maturity, was joined in wedlock on May 4th, 1871 to Miss Marie Sophie Hoff, the surviving widow. For many years Mr. Waterman was one of the prominent coopers of New Bremen, a trade, which in its time offered a substantial income. About sixteen or seventeen years ago he abandoned the cooper's trade and entered cement contracting. He was also street commissioner for a span of twenty years and served as real estate appraiser and assessor for a long number of years. He was also identified with the Cataract Fire Company, having been placed on the retired list at his own request about two years ago. He was generally regarded as a straightforward and thoroughly honest citizen, respected and esteemed by a circle of acquaintances.
His marriage to his surviving widow gave issue to four children, namely Mrs. O. H. Boesel, Mrs. John Speckman and Louis Waterman of here and Wm. Waterman of Celina. Ten grandchildren, two sisters and one brother also survive. Funeral is announced to take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence with services at 2 at St. Pauls Church. Interment in the German Protestant Cemetery. [N.B. Sun - 8/30/1918 - tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Marie Waterman
Rev. J. C. Melchert officiated at the funeral service held this afternoon for Mrs. Gerhard Waterman, 87, whose death Tuesday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Boesel, South Washington Street, followed an illness of several months. The services was conducted at 1:30 o'clock in St. Paul Church, and was followed by burial in the German Protestant Cemetery.
Mrs. Waterman's maiden name was Maria Sophia Hoff. She was born September 9, 1846, on a farm in St. Marys township, and reached the age of 87 years, 5 months, and 4 days. Her parents were Anton Ludwig and Elizabeth (Schroerluke) Hoff.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Waterman took place May 4, 1871. Mr. Waterman for many years was employed as a cooper but later was a well-known contractor. He also served as street commissioner.
Mrs. Waterman was a lifelong member of St. Paul Church, and also was a member of the Ladies Aid Society.
Following Mr. Waterman's death August 30, 1918, Mrs. Waterman continued to occupy the family home on North Walnut Street. Several weeks ago, however, when her health began to fail because of the infirmities of old age, she was moved to the home of her son-in-law and daughter. Her death occurred there at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Surviving members of the immediate family are two sons, Louis Waterman, New Bremen, and William Waterman, Celina; and two daughters, Mrs. O. H. Boesel and Mrs. John Speckman, New Bremen. Mrs. Waterman also leaves a sister, Mrs. Eliza Sollman, New Bremen. [N.B. Sun - 2/16/1934- tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Nancy S. Waterman
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Apr 25, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 19, 1938, in Richmond Ind, the daughter of Harold and Susie Carter Looker
Married: David Waterman for 28 years
Occupation: secretary for the New Bremen Elementary School
Died: Apr 25, 1983 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys
Survived by: husband; 3 sons; 2 daughters; 2 grandchildren; 1 sister; 3 brothers
Burial: German Protestant Cemetery

Sylvia Weber
Wapakoneta - Died - Mrs. Sylvia Weber, 18. [Lima Daily News, Jun 2, 1920]

Thomas J Weber
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 13, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 15, 1974 in Lima to Ray & Mary Fitzgerald Weber
Died: Jun 6, 2011 at his residence
Survived by: 3 sons; 1 brother; 4 sisters
Burial: St Joseph Cemetery

William Weber
The funeral of William Weber will be held at Wapakoneta, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home, 100 west Pearl street. [The Lima News, Apr 12, 1912]

Jacob Weiler
The Weiler Home on Lima Street was saddened Monday evening, January 12, 1914, in the death of their father, Jacob Weiler, who passed away shortly before 8 o'clock, following an illness which has extended over a brief space of time. The announcement of the death was received by the friends and old associates of Mr. Weiler with much surprise and grief, as some of them were not aware of his illness. He slipped and fell on the ice hardly a week ago and the injuries received then, aggravated by complications from his already failing health caused his death. The deceased was born in Schwenigen, Germany, August 24th, 1836, and at the time of his death had reached the age of 77 years, four months, and eighteen days. When quite young about nine years of age, he came to America with his parents, but his father survived only a short while after their arrival in this country. (His father died 1859). The family located almost immediately in Auglaize county and Mr Weiler resided east of this city for a number of years. His entire lifetime since the time he arrived in America, had been spent in Auglaize county. He was united in marriage with Margaret Barbara Beaumel, April 28th, 1866. She preceded him in death thirteen years ago. Mr Weiler was for 17 years watchman at the Wapakoenta Wheel Co., but some years ago he retired from active work on account of his failing health. He is survived by the following children: Miss Sophia Weiler, residing at the home in this city, Fred Weiler, residing West of Wapakonita and Jacob Weiler of Columbus. Two children John and Louis Weiler preceded the father in death. One brother, Mike Weiler of Wood Street, also survives with five grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Mr Weiler was a soldier as a member of Co. C 37th Regt. And was likewise a member of the Kyle Post G.A.R. The funeral service will occur Thursday, January 15, 1814 from St Paul's Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. The member of Kyle Post will be in charge of the services, with internment at the Greenlawn Cemetery. [The Daily News, Vol IX, Number 162, Wapakoneta, Ohio - Submitted By Tina Hursh]

Charles Weitz
Wapakoneta - Charles Weitz, of this city, died Thursday at the age of 77. A native of Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, he came to this country when a young man, and after a successful number of years as a farmer, retired to a residence in Wapakoneta. He is survived by his wife, a son Fred, and a daughter, Mrs. George Knatz, residing in Washington township. Funeral services Saturday afternoon from the Evangelical Lutheran church, burial in Greenlawn cemetery. [Lima News, May 16, 1919]

Everett A. Welch
Wapakoneta -- Everett A. "Smokey" Welch, 61, died at 12:35 p.m. Dec 22, 1996, at St Rita's Medical Center. He was born Jan.15,1935, in Bradshaw, Neb., to Harold and Erma (Klawitter) Welch. His mother survives in Wapakoneta. On March 20, 1956, he married Waneta F. Sunderland, who survives. Mr. Welch had worked with Mid Bus Inc. Bluffton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta, and its Disciple Bible Study Class. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 691, Wapakoneta. He was a Navy veteran. He coached Little League baseball in the Wapakoneta city summer league. Survivors also include a daughter, Judy (Shawn) Sealscott of Wapakoneta; a brother, Duane Welch of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Barbara Cramer and Evelyn Jones, both of Wapakoneta; and a granddaughter. Services will begin at 10:30 am, Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Joe Chrisman will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, with military rites by the Wapakoneta VFW. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where an Eagles memorial service will begin at 8:30 p.m. [Lima News, Dec 23, 1996]

Charles L. Wentz
Charles L. WENTZ, 82, Civil war veteran and widely known resident of this city, died late Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A.L. EDMINSTON, 101 W. Benton-st, after an extended illness of several years due to complications. He was commander of the local Kyle Post G.A.R. for the past ten years and actively interested in the affairs of the post until poor health caused him to turn the duties over to a confederate. When a youth at the age of 15 years, Mr. WENTZ enlisted as a private in Co. K, 189 O.V.I. where he served for a period of three years. He was one of the youngest men to enlist from this district. Mr. WENTZ was a member of the M.E. church and actively affiliated with the board and brotherhood. He was member of the Republican party and when occasions presented themselves took an active part in the campaigns conducted. He was born Feb. 12, 1849, near York, Pa., the son of Rev. and Mrs. Jacob W. WENTZ. When a young lad, he moved to Harshmanville, near Dayton, with his parents and in 1865 moved to Auglaize-co. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A.H. NEFF and Mrs. A. L. EDMINSTON, both of this city, and Mrs. W. L. WERST, of Muncie, Ind. One daughter, Mrs. Ella KIEFER, preceded him in death 15 years ago. Three brothers, Henry and Jacob, of this city, and John WENTZ, of Fremont, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, of Lima, Mrs. Cinderilla CUNNINGHAM of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Cornelia DAVIS, of Bakersville, Cal., with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, also survive. R.W. EDMINSTON, formerly head of the Lima Central high school science department but now of Columbus, a grandson also survives. Funeral services will be held from the EDMINSTON residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. J.B. SHELLHAAS, pastor of the local M.E. church officiating. Burial will be in the mauseleum at Greenlawn cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, November 6, 1930]

Alva Retta Ann Wheeler
WAPAKONETA. Dec. 4, Mrs. Alva Retta Ann Wheeler, 81, died at her home in Buckland Saturday after an illness of about three months.
Mrs. Wheeler, a lifelong resident of Buckland, was born there Nov. 16,1863, the daughter of John H. and Sarah Weaver Gochenour, who along with her husband, John W., are dead.
Three children survive, Mrs. Otto Niswonger, Fremont, Mrs. Marion Baker, Buckland. and Mrs. Florence Sullivan, Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the residence with the Rev. C. C. Ryan officiating. Burial will be made in Buckland cemetery. [Lima News, Dec 4, 1944]

Robert Wilke
Robert, son of August and Annie Wilke, on Main street this city, on Wednesday, October 10, 1888, aged 1 year, 10 months and 20 days. Funeral and interment Thursday. [Source: "Minster Home Light," (Minster, OH), Oct. 13, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Leola A. Wissman
Leola A. Wissman, 96, a former resident of 317 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Otterbein-St. Marys Retirement Community, where she was a resident since September of 1993.
She was born Sept. 21, 1905 in New Bremen to John and Elise (Waterman) Speckman. On June 26, 1930, she married Reuben E. Wissman, who died on June 27, 1989.
Her brother, Lewis Speckman, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, including close friends, Edna Black and Irene Jarvis survive her.
Her sisters, Roma Speckman and Selma Briggs, her brother Lloyd Speckman, and her half sister, Ethel Freytag, preceded her death.
Mrs. Wissman is a former member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen and a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. She enjoyed music and was a member of many women's musical groups in the county as well as the church choir in New Bremen. She also had been a soloist at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Celina.
She was a past president of the New Bremen Women's Club and also a member of the women's group of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau. She was very active in the New Bremen Girls Scouts and was a past Scout Leader. She had worked at the former Streine Manufacturing Co. in New Bremen and was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwing Funeral Home at New Bremen with the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will be at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. [Unknown newspaper/date - tr. by RuthAnne Wilke]

Rebecca L Wittwer
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Aug 31, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 5, 1930 in Berne, Ind to Fred & Earlene Habegger Nusbaum
Married: Donald R Wittwer for 50 years
Occupation: retired secretary for Auglaize County Land & Conservation District
Died: Aug 30, 2000 at her residence
Survived by: husband; 2 sons; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 8 grandchildren
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta

Susan A. Woodward
St. Marys -- Mrs. Susan A. Woodward, aged 73, widow of the late C. C. Woodward, died Friday at her home in this city. Mrs. Woodward was very promiment in Presbyterian church circles. She is survived by four sons. [unknown newspaper, Dec 30, 1912]

Margaret Wright
St. Marys - Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Long and Folk funeral home for Mrs. Margaret Wright, 93, formerly of Rt. 2, who died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at Wapakoneta Manor nursing home. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Parnell of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. James (Betty) Shelby of Rt. 2, and Mrs. Thomas (Wilma) Shelby of New Bremen; a son, Donald of Rt. 1; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. [Lima News, Mar 6, 1975]

Sarah Ann Wright

St. Marys- Mrs. Sarah Ann Wright, 95, died at the home of her son john H. Wright, in Salem-tp. She was born Mar. 29, 1827 in Ireland, the daughter of John Callahan. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. [Lima News, May 2, 1922]

Joseph F. Wubker
Joseph Frederick Wubker, of cholera infantum, on August 31, 1888, aged six weeks. Interment Sunday in St. Augustine Cemetery. [Source: "Minster Home Light," Minster, OH, Sept. 8, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Verna Wurster

Celina - Verna Wurster, 84, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Shane Hill nursing home, Rockford. Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth of Celina, two brothers, Noel Brush of Mendon and Ward Brush of Celina; three sisters, Edith Zizelman and Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Smith both of Celina, and Bertha Zizelman of Rockford. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. [Lima News, Feb. 4, 1980]

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