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Unless noted otherwise, these were submitted by Linda Dietz

Bernadine Kahle
Bernadine Kahle, 95, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in St. Rita's Hospital, Lima. friends may call at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp Funeral Home, Ottawa, after 7 tonight. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Glandorf.
[Sept 15, 1975, Lima News]

Agnes M. Karhoff

GLANDORF, Feb. 7 - Last rites for Mrs. Agnes M. Karhoff, 87, will be held in the St. John Catholic church at 9 a. m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Otto Mueller followed by burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Karhoff died unexpectedly yesterday in her home near Glandorf. She had been in good health the day before. The woman was a native of Putnam-co, having been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Niese on Nov. 27, 1853, near here. She was a member of the St. John church. Her husband, Frank H. Karhoff, died several years ago. Four daughters, Mrs. Amelia Roebka,of Columbus Grove, Mrs. Pauline Meyer of Williamston , Mich. , Mrs. Philomena Brinkman of Kalida and Mrs. Emma Brinkman of Findlay ; five sons, Henry of Kalida, John of Glandorf, Albert of Columbus Grove, Ben and Louis Karhoff of Glandorf; 54 grandchildren, and 57 great grand-children, survive. Arrangements are in charge of the Fischer and Son funeral home of Ottawa.
[Lima News, Feb 7, 1941]

Elmer W. Keezer
OAKWOOD - Elmer W. Keezer, 78, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Paulding County, the son of Orvel and Elsie (Hellemn) Keezer. In 1973, he married Delores Clevenger, who survives. He was a WWII Army veteran, and was employed at LaChoy's in Archbold. He was a member of Continental Missionary Baptist Church, and Defiance DAV Chapter 36.
Also surviving are four daughters, two sons, six stepsons, a brother, two sisters, 24 grandchildren; 33 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 63 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Elmer; a step-son, Robert Bartley; a sister, Amy Long; a brother, Robert; a step-grandson; and a step-great-great-granddaughter.
Services were held Friday, May 10, at the Continental Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Putnam County. Graveside rites were conducted by the VFW. Mast-Mock Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance, was in charge of the arrangements.
[Paulding County Progress, May 6, 2002]

Gilbert D Kehres
[Lima News on Mar 8, 2000]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 2, 1938 in Ottoville to Victor & Veronica Maenle Kehres
Married to: Eileen Hoehn
Occupation: Phillips Display Components in mechanical maintenance for 43 years
Died: Mar 7, 2000 in Medical College of Ohio, Toledo
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 daughters; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 6 grandchildren
Burial: St Marys Catholic Cemetery, Ottoville

Guy Edward Kersh II
Guy Edward Kersh II, 79, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Ottawa, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 11, 2010, at Morton Plant Mease Hospital, in Clearwater, Fla.
He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Lima to Guy E. and Theo (Hall) Kersh, who preceded him in death. He was married for 50 years to his beloved wife, Iris Irwin Kersh, who died June 24, 2003. He truly enjoyed the love and companionship of his second wife, who survives in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. Kersh was the owner/operator of Guy E. Kersh Insurance Agency, in Ottawa, for 48 years. He took pleasure in doing for others during his life. He enjoyed working with the clients of his insurance agency and always said there was such satisfaction in being allowed to take responsibility for their insurance needs. He was a graduate of Ottawa Public School and an alumnus of Bowling Green State University. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, having served with the Ambulance Company and Headquarters Company of the 112th Medical Battalion, 37th Division of the Ohio National Guard in Camp Polk, La. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa, and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole, Fla.
While in Ottawa, he served in the following organizations: a 58-year member and past president of the Ottawa Kiwanis Club; past member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president three times; a 58-year member and past master the Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio Lodge 325, Ottawa; a member and past noble of the Ottawa International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge; a 55-year member of the Ottawa Volunteer Fire Department, where he twice served as chief; the Ottawa-Glandorf Rescue Squad for 19 years; a 50-year member of the Ottawa American Legion; a guest member of the Ottawa Veterans of Foreign Wars; a 40-year member and past commander of the Lima Power Squadron; a ground and flight instructor at the Ottawa Airport, having also served on the Putnam County Airport Authority.
After moving to St. Petersburg, Fla., he was a life member of the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, serving as squadron photographer and teaching advanced piloting navigation classes. He was named Teacher of the Year in 2003. He was a 10-year volunteer at the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital and was a member of the Boca Ciega Point Condo Executive Board, serving as vice chairman of activities.
Survivors also include a son, a daughter, a step-daughter, and three step-grandchildren.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa. The Rev. Lynda Lockwood will officiate. Burial will be in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa, with military rites by Ottawa American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
[Lima News, Feb 13, 2010]

Mary Ketner
OTTAWA, April 1 - Funeral services have been arranged for Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church here for Mrs. Mary Ketner, 69, with Rev. Steiner in charge. Burial will be in Harmon cemetery. Mrs. Kelner died at 12:45 a. m. Tuesday in her farm home southeast of Gilboa after failing to re- cover from the effects of a fall suffered in the kitchen of the home about three weeks ago. She was born to Mary and Christ Rickner, April 11, 1872, in Archbold. Mrs. Ketner married S. M. Ketner Dec. 16, 1924. and they had lived near here since then. She was a member of the Methodist church here. The husband survives together with three brothers, Leo of Adrian , Mich. , Louis of Blissfield, and Ezra Rickner of Archbold, and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Reighard of Swanton. Arrangements are in charge of the Pope Memorial home of Ottawa.
[Lima News, Apr 1, 1942]

George B. King
[Lima News on May 2, 1986]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 23, 1902, in Delphos, to Frank and Catherine (Baer) King
Married to: Henrietta A. Ruen
Occupation: retired owner & operator of King's Meat Market at Ottoville,
Died: May 1, 1986 at his residence
Survived by: wife; 1 sister; 1 niece; several nephews
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery at Ottoville

Larry Lee Kisbeth
Gilboa - Brief rites will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Fisher at Harmon cemetery at 2 p.m. today for Larry Lee Kisbeth, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kisbeth, of Gilboa. The child died Wednesday in the family home. He was born here July 12, 1939. Three other children preceded him in death. Arrangements are in charge of the Pope Memorial home, in Ottawa.
[Lima News, Oct 2, 1941]

Rebecca Kitchen
Dupont -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Kitchen, 74, of west of here were held Monday at the U. B. church at Oakwood. She died at the home of her nephew, John Rau, at Oakwood, where she had been ill for several weeks. Besides her husband, Charles, who is seriously ill, she leaves one brother, William Matson, of Dupont.
[The Lima News, Jan. 13, 1937]

Samuel Kitchen
Ottawa, Jan 6- Samuel Kitchen, 54, died Friday of cancerous growth. He is survived by one daughter and one son. No arrangements have been made for the funeral as yet.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 6, 1912]

Anna E. Klingler
Paulding, Oh - Anna E. Klingler, 61, of Paulding was pronounced dead on arrival at Paulding County Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.
Born Jan. 4, 1913, in Paulding, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Hutchins) Chester. Her husband Alva, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Reece, Mrs. Louisa Sinn and Mrs. Beverly Oskey, all of Paulding, and Mrs. Sharon Patterson of Oklahoma City, Okla., a son, Burl of Paulding; a sister, Mildred Rowley of Hudson, Mich., two brothers, Carl, of Paulding and Harry of Payne; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Crowell-DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. John Huchies officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
[Van Wert Times, Jul 8, 1974]

Ilene Klingler
Paulding, Oh -- Mrs. Ilene Klingler, 85, of Paulding was found dead at her home Tuesday. Death was attriibuted to an apparent heart attack on Monday.
A native of Paulding County, she was born April 4, 1887, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Zinsmaster) Morrow. She was a member of the Paulding Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Slane of Archbold and Mrs. Ladean Osborn of Ft. Wayne; two sons Dwight of Deming, N. M., and Duane of Paulding; a sister, Miss Joy Morrow and a brother Harry, both of Paulding; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several stepchildren and step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband John, who died in 1960. Two brothers and a sister are also deceased.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Paulding Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Dodds officiating. Burial in St. Paul Cemetery.
[Van Wert Times, Aug 16, 1972]

Mary Kohls
Ottawa, Jan 6 - Mrs. Mary Kohls, 73, pioneer of Putnam county, wife of William Kohls, died at her home today. She is survived by a husband and several grown children. Charles and Frank Kohls, county treasurer and deputy, are sons. Funeral services Saturday from St. Peter & Pauls church.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 7, 1917]

Arthur F. Kramer
[Lima News on Feb 22, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept 7 1920, in Fort Jennings to Bernard F. and Dorthea Helmkamp Kramer
Married to: Valeta Puhlman
Occupation: farmer & substitute rural mail carrier for 19 years.
Died: Feb. 20, 2000 t Van Crest Health Care Center, Delphos
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 daughters; 1 sister; 8 grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery

William Krouse
William Krouse was born in Putnam Co., Apr. 2, 1857 and departed this life Dec. 31st, 1907, aged 50 years., 8 months and 29 days. Married to Lydia Blosser Nov. 17, 1881. Children: 3 sons and 5 daughters, 2 daughters having preceeded him to the other world with Ottawa River Christian Church when a young man. Services in Ottawa River Christian Church, Jan. 2, 1908. Sermon preached by W. H. Thompson of West Cairo.
[Putnam County Sentinel, March 5, 1915]




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