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Evelyn Walls
Rockford -- Evelyn Walls, 85, died at 7:58 p.m. Oct. 3, 1996, at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford. She was born Nov. 12, 1910, in Mendon to Gottleib and Maude (Paxson) Fox. On Nov. 12, 1927, she married Harold Huffman, who died April 10, 1964. In 1965, she married Ernest Walls, who died in 1989.
Mrs. Walls was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rockford.
Survivors include two sons, Norbert E. (Shirley) Huffman of Celina and Doug L. (Linda) Huffman of Rockford; a stepson, Marvin Walls of Leipsic; a daughter, Shirley (Ron) Edwards of Ohio City; three step- daughters, Barbara Merkle and Janet Merkle, both of Van Wert, and Helen Keber of Defiance; two sisters, Nadine Sink of Van Wert and Virginia Stuckey of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren, 21 step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Fox and Jack Fox; and a sister, Madeline Murphy.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford. Rev. Ray Daniel Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford . Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
[Lima News Oct 4, 1996]

Charlene A. Ward
Charlene A. Ward, 65, St. Marys Living Center, died at 10:50 a.m. April 7 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born June 16, 1935, in St. Marys, to Russell E. and Lillie C. (Chiles) Drummond.
Survivors include a son, Elwin C.D. Drummond, New Bremen; a brother and his wife, David and Ruta Drummond, Ann Arbor, Mich., and a brother, Nolan Drummond, Canton, Conn.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her parents are deceased. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church in St. Marys. Services are 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. C. Bonnie Sanders officiating. Private burial services are at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling is 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Daily Standard, Apr 9, 2001]

William “Bill” Waterman
William “Bill” Waterman, age 66, of 102 Portland St. in Celina, passed away at 10:00a.m. on Monday January 14, 2008 at the St. Marys Living Center Nursing Home in St. Marys, Ohio. He was born on August 16, 1941 to the late Robert M. & Mildred ( Speck) Waterman in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Survivors include a son, step-son, six grandchildren, a sister, 1st wife Janet (Koester) Goebel of St. Paris and 2nd wife Marge (Nobogradac) Waterman of Celina. He graduated from Celina High School and served in the U. S. Army.
He was Retired from International Harvester in Ft. Wayne, after 30 years and then sold Cars for Reineke - Mitchell Auto Sales. He was a member of the Rambling Roads Car Club.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday Jan 17, 2008 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow in Swamp College Cemetery in Celina, with Military Honors by the Celina V.F.W. & the Celina American Legion. Friends may call from 2-4p.m. & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday Jan 16, 2008 at the funeral home.
[Daily Standard, Jan 15, 2009]

Lydia E. Weinman
ROCKFORD - Lydia E. Weinman, 77, of here, died at 8 p.m. Monday at Celina Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Survivors include two sons, James Weinman of Lima, and George Weinman of Minneapolis, Minn; two daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Ware of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Naomi Strang of Frazier, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Bibler and Miss Fidelia Kochersperger, both of Portland, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Kochersperger of Portland, Ind; and 16 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 until 5 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. today at W.H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home in Celina. The body Weinman will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.
[Lima News, Apr 14, 1979]

C. Kenneth Weir
Former Celina resident C. Kenneth Weir, 86, 2414 Sandlewood Lane, Orange City, Fla., died at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 1 at his residence.
He was born July 7, 1915, in Celina, to Henry C. and Della (Searight) Weir. On Aug. 17, 1947, he married Mary Ann Shiverdecker and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Mindy and Dean Heyne, and a daughter, Lugene Homan, all of Centerville; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Ronald Homan, and a brother, George.
He retired from Mersman Brothers, Celina, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of the Moose, all of Celina. He had received the Pilgrim Degree from the Moose. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Donald Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina. Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Daily Standard, Dec 3, 2001]

Henry J. Wendeln
Maria Stein - Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. John Catholic church for Henry J. Wendeln, 80, former sawmill operator and landowner, who died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Urban Menker, here. Rev. Father Evaristus Olberding will be the celebrant and burial will be in the church cemetery.
A lifelong resident of this community, Wendeln married Mary Elizabeth Schulte in 1880. She preceded him in death in March. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Men's society of the church and of the St. Rochus commander Knights of St. John.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Rose Menker, Mrs. Bernadine Hausfeld, Mrs. Ann Zumwald and Mrs. Celia Pohlman, all of Maria Stein; a sister Mrs. John Bruhs, also of Maria Stein; 26 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
[Lima News, Aug 3, 1945]

Mary Elizabeth Wendeln
Maria Stein - Solemn requiem high mass will be offered Friday at 9 a.m. at St. John's church for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wendeln, 80, wife of Henry Wendeln of Maria Stein, who died Sunday afternoon at her home after a lingering illness. Rev. E. Olberding will be celebrant of the mass, Rev. Benno Holler, deacon and Rev. Norbert Sweeterman the sub-deacon. Burial in the church cemetery.
[Lima News, Mar 20, 1945]

Arthur Wickelman
Arthur 'Art' Wickelman, 92, died at 8:25 p.m. March 31 at Community Care Center West, Portland, Ind. He was born July 4, 1908, in Jay County, Ind., to John and Elizabeth (Ritz) Wickelman. On Aug. 6, 1946, he married Loretta K. Homer, who died July 4, 1989.
Survivors are two sons, Paul and Howard, both of Portland, Ind.; a sister and her husband, Rose and Harold Schieltz, Coldwater; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Deceased are a daughter, four brothers and four sisters. He was a retired farmer and was a barber at New Corydon, Ind. he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, Ind., Catholic Order of Foresters, and Tri State Engine Association. Services were held Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Reinhard officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Downing Funeral Home, Inc., Geneva, Ind., handled arrangements.
[Daily Standard, Apr 5, 2001]

Welcome Winget
CELINA - Services for Welcome Winget, 21, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grace Missionary Church, Rev. Glen Head officiating. Burial will be in the Mercer Memory Gardens. He was dead on arrival at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in Otis Hospital following a motorcycle accident east of here.
Survivors include the parents, William and Delores Bollenbacher Winget; maternal grand-mother, Mrs. Edna Bollenbacher of Rockford; two brothers, Keith and Lowell, both at home; six sisters, Mrs. Dale (Patrica) Shively of here, Mrs. John (Peggy) Richardson of Yucaipa, Calif., Mrs. David (Jean) Peterson of Garden City, Minn., Mrs. Toney (Connie) Kidwell of here, Maryl of Mankato, Minn., and Toni Marie at home. Winget was assistant manager of the City Loan and Savings Co. in Celina. Friends may call at the W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today.
[Lima News, Aug 10, 1973]

Edward Wolf
Celina- Edward Wolf, 66, of Rt. 6, died at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday in Coldwater Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife Thelma, one son, Raymond C., of El Paso, Texas, two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Means, of here, and Mrs. Judith Balser, of Ludlow Falls; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, Montezuma. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jun 8, 1978]




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