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Dorothy Lammers
Dorothy Lammers, 61, of here, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo after a long illness. She was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mercer County , a daughter of Elmer and Cora (Swigart) Gilmore. On Sept. 21, 1945, she married Calvin Lammers, who survives. She was a junior high school teacher in Celina. A member of St. John Lutheran Church in Celina, she was past president of the University Women's Club and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Survivors also include one son, Thomas Lammers of Celina; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Cheryl) Weaver of Auburn, Ind.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vernon (Helen) Speckman of Celina; and one brother, Vernon Gilmore of Athens. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, Rev. Eugene Langhetlz officiating. Burial will be in North Grove Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stein and Lehman Funeral Home in Celina.
[Lima News, Nov 10, 1985]

Fred S. Langdon

Fred S. Langdon, 85, 826 Linden Ave., Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. April 2 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 8, 1916, in Addison, to Ernest E. and Edith (Swisher) Langdon. On June 9, 1946, he married Vera L. Wilde, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Sue Ann and Mark Zorko, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.; a sister and her husband, Marie and Rev. William Mueller, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; two sisters, Dorothy Langdon, Columbus, and Georgia Greene, Jackson; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers. He was a partner of Barnhart and Langdon Firestone in Sidney, and was retired from Wolff Tire Service, Celina. He was a U.S. Air Corp Captain in the Pacific Theater, and a communication officer for the 424th bomber squadron with the 13th Air Force. He was a member of St. Paul?s United Methodist Church, Celina, American Legion, Celina, Sidney chapter of Free and Accepted Masons, and a former member of Celina Lions Club.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina. Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Contributions can be made to Parkinson Disease Foundation.
[Daily Standard Apr 2, 2001]

Henry O. Lange Sr
ST. HENRY - Henry O. Lange Sr., 86, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Coldwater. Community Hospital following an extended Illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1894, in St. Henry, the son of Henry and Frances Drahman Lange. On Oct. 26, 1927, he married Philomena Sutter, who survives. Mr. Lange was a retired farmer. He was a member of St Henry Catholic Church and St. Henry American Legion. He was a veteran of World War 1. Survivors also include seven sons, Donald Lange of Celina, Alfred Lange. Vernon Lange, Virgil Lange, Henry Lange Jr. and Thomas Lange, all of St. Henry, and David Lange of Coldwater; nine daughters. Mrs. Ed (JoAnn) Davis and Mrs. Dennis (Shirley) Hartke, both of Celina, Mrs. Herb ( Betty) Hamberg of Coldwater, Mrs. Vincent (MarJorie) SchoenHerr of Fort Recovery. Mrs. Glen (Luella) Klosterman of Salem, Mrs. Paul ( Ruth) Backs. Mrs. Leroy (Rosemary) Bensman and Mrs. Earl ( Virginia) Goewert, all of St. Henry, and Esther Lange, at home; 81 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchilden: and a sister, Ludvina Nieberg of Versailles. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Henry Catholic Church, Rev. Ravmond Bauer officiating Burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery The American Legion will conduct graveside military rites. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until tune of services Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Si. Henry.
[Lima News, Apr 4, 1981]

Hazel E. Laukhart
ROCKFORD - Mrs. Hazel E. Laukhart, 78, was dead on, arrival at 2 p.m. Thursday at Van Wert County Hospital. She has suffered several coronaries in the past few weeks. Survivors include two brothers, Ira Overholt of Van Wert and C. Eugene Overholt of Venodocia; three sisters, Edna Paxson of Elida, Grayce Profit of Van Wert and Marcile Faust of West Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rev. Larry Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery, south of Rockford . Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 today.
[Lima News, Apr 19, 1974]

Dorothy Lee
Dorothy Lee, 92, died at 7:40 a.m. Nov. 21, 1994, in Kenton. She was born Nov. 17, 1902, in Rockford to E.E. and Minnie (Wolfe) Jackson.
She married Perry Lee, who died in November 1993. Mrs. Lee was a retired teacher for Rockford , Kenton and Rushsylvania schools. She was also a member of Rockford Presbyterian Church and The Order of the Eastern Star,Celina. Survivors include a brother, Dr. Calvin Jackson of Kenton. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery Rockford. The Rev. Karen Long will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery . Arrangements are by Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, Kenton, and Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.Lima News Nov 21, 1994

Charles D. LeMunyon
MENDON, Feb. 5, Funeral services were held in the Mendon Church of God, Wednesday afternoon, for Charles D. LeMunyon, 70, Mendon, who died at the Anspaugh invalid home in Rockford , late Monday afternoon. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Delia Wrigley LeMunyon; one son, Russell LeMunyon, Crestline; one brother, F. D. LeMunyon, Mansfield, and one grandson, Ellis Meihls, Mendon. Burial was in the Mendon cemetery. [Lima News, Feb 5, 1941]

Lloyd Leugers
Lloyd 'Louie' Leugers, 78, 14741 County Road 66A, St. Marys, died April 5 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born March 12, 1923, in Celina, to Henry and Nellie (Schwartz) Leugers. On Nov. 20, 1946, he married Ruth Pax, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, John and Lucinda of St. Marys, and Jerry and Pat of Fairfax Station, Va.; two daughters and their husbands, Theresa and Charles Rowen, New Knoxville, and Patricia and Frank Pertz, Perrysburg; a daughter, Mary Jo of Richmond, Va.; a brother and his wife, Robert and Marlene of Celina; a brother, Melvin; a sister, Betty Agler, Celina; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a self-employed carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Special Forces in North Africa and Europe during World War II. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and the Legion of Mary.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
[Daily Standard, Apr 6, 2001]

Elizabeth Link
Carthagena Funeral services were held at St. Aloysius Catholic church Wednesday for Miss Elizabeth Link, 61, who was found dead at her home Sunday morning. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. W. C. Boeckley of Cincinnati; and three brothers, John, Charles and Joseph all of Carthagena. Burial in the church cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 3, 1940]

Gertrude Long
CELINA - Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Vale & Stein Funeral Home for Mrs. Gertrude Long, 86, of 411 S. Main St., who died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. The Rev. Robert Butt will officiate and burial will be in North Grove Cemetery. Born March 28, 1874 in Versailles, she was married to Harry Long who died in 1958. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Montezuma. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Dunno, of West Carrollton; a half sister, Mrs. Mattie Ralston, Celina; and two half brothers, George Smith, Greenville and Virgil Butts, Galion; several nieces and nephews, and four grandchildren.
[Van Wert Times, Oct 20, 1960]

Jack H. Lutz
Mendon native Jack H. Lutz, 86, 8274 Bonanza Lane, Cincinnati, formerly of Lima, died at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 20, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Mendon, to Fred C. and Lucy M. (Maurer) Lutz. On May 24, 1954, he married Kathryn Corcoran who died Sept. 22, 1969.
Surviving are a son, a brother, Dr. Gene (Mary) Lutz, of Lima; three sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Purdy, Berea, Carolyn (Arthur) Vittur, Port Orange, Fla., and Phyllis K’Meyer, Mogadore; and two grandchildren.
One grandson is deceased.
He retired as a mail carrier with the Lima Post Office after more than 37 years of service. A 1935 graduate of Neptune High School, he served with the U.S. Army’s 37th Infantry Division (Red Arrow) during World War II. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Elida, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1911, Lima.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randy K’Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Neptune Cemetery with military rites by Celina VFW Post 5713.
Calling is after noon Friday at the funeral home.
[Daily Standard, Jan 22, 2003]

Loretta Mae Lynch
CELINA. Nov. 5, Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Loretta Mae Lynch, who died at her home here, Sunday. Surviving are the husband. Elmer Lynch: six sons, Herbert, Robert, Richard, Howard, Glenn and Jack, all of Celina: five daughters Mrs. Mrs. Clara Stolick, Dayton, Helena Lynch, Opal Marie Lynch, Viola Lynch, and Marjorie Lynch, all at home. Burial was in Swamp College cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 5, 1940]




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