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Unless noted otherwise, these were submitted by Linda Dietz

Homer Sackett
Ottawa -- Homer Sackett, 75, old soldier, died at his home in this city, Tuesday evening of pneumonia. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Short services at the house, followed by one at Riley Creek church.
[The Lima News Apr 11, 1912]

Mrs. Walter Salisbury
Mrs. Walter Salisbury - Rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Vaughnsville Methodist church. The Rev. Homer D. Ferris will officiate and burial will be in Vaughnsville cemetery. The body will remain in Hartman Sons funeral.
[Lima News May 28, 1950]

Peter A. Scharf
Dupont - Peter A. Scharf, 67, prominent merchant at Cloverdale, near here, died yesterday following an operation. Scharf had been engaged in the general merchandise business at Cloverdale for 30 years and had held the position of postmaster there for many years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 a. m. at St. Barbara's church, Cloverdale.
[Lima News Apr 2, 1933]

William C. Schicrloh (Schiciloh?)
OTTAWA, Nov. 4 Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Wednesday in the St. John Catholic church in Glandorf for William C. Schicrloh, 74, with the Rev. Fr. Otto Mueller in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schicrloh died Sunday at 2:.30 a. m in his farm home west of Glandorf. He was born in Putnam-co July 4, 1866, to Mr. and Mrs. William Schicrloh. On June 11, 1901, he married Miss Catherine Schroeder, in Glandorf. For 40 years he lived in Greensburg-tp but in later years lived in Ottawa-tp. Schicrloh has been a farmer all of his life. His widow survives as do two daughters. Mrs. Lawrence Bockrath of Cuba and Mrs. Ambrose Verhoff of Kalida, one son, Charles Schiciloh at home and four grandchildren. Arrangements are in charge of the Fischer and Son funeral home, at Ottawa
. [Lima News Nov 4, 1940]

Susan Schmenk
New Cleveland, Feb 11- Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Holy Name church for Mrs. Susan Schmenk, 68, who died of heart disease at her home here Friday. She was born, Feb 6, 1867 in Germany. She leaves her husband, Herman, five sons and two daughters; a sister, Miss Anna Huffman, who lives near Lepisic, and a brother, George Huffman, who lives near New Bavaria.
[Lima News Feb 11, 1935]

Mrs. Andrew Schneider
Ottawa- Services for Mrs. Andrew Schneider, 55, who died at her home near Glandorf, following an illness from cancer, were held Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul's Roman Catholic church at Ottawa.Interment was in the church cemetery. Since little more than a year ago, when Mrs. Schneider suffered the loss of a young daughter from burns, after her clothing had caught from a bon-fire, she has been in declining health. She is survived by the husband and a large family of children. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kerstner, the latter a daughter, have moved from Ottawa to the Schneider home to assist in caring for the family.
[Lima News Apr 21, 1930]

Louis A. Schroeder
[Lima News Nov 30, 1998]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 10, 1939, in Glandorf to Raymond and Helen Kern Schroeder
Married to: Doris Herroiller for 8 years; Jean Kaufman
Occupation: retired after 30 years as a retail tire salesman.
Died: Nov. 29, 1998, at his residence
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 2 grandchildren
Burial: St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery

Thomas H. Schroeder
[Lima News Jun 30, 1995]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: born June 11, 1922, in Glandorf to Lawrence N. and Luella (Duling) Schroeder.
Married to: Janet Scheckelhoff, for 49 years
Occupation: retired farmer
Died: June 29, 1995, at his home
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 4 daughters; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 14 grandchildren
Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery

David Schumacher
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John's Mennonite church, Pandora, Rev. P. J. Boehr officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the residence, near Pandora, until time of rites, with the Paul Diller funeral home, Bluffton, in charge.
[Lima News Feb 3, 1946]

Glenn Schumacher
[Lima News Oct 5, 1979]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 24, 1910, in Pandora, the son of Noah and Mary Kempf Schumacher
Married to: Margaret Lehman for 45 years
Occupation: retired employee of Warner and Swasey Co, in Lima
Died: Oct 5, 1979 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 grandchildren; 3 brothers; 2 sisters
Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

Joan M. Schumacher
[Lima News Feb 24, 1985]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: March 29, 1929, in Columbus Grove, the daughter of Otto and Marcella Kroeger Gerdeman,
Married to: Raymond F. Schumacher for 31 years
Occupation: president of Schumacher-Maag Implement in Ottawa
Died: Feb 23, 1985 St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: parents; 4 daughters; 2 brothers; 3 sisters
Burial: SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery

Lawrence A. Schumacher
[Lima News Nov 13, 1980]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 8, 1901, he was the son of William and Carrie Sager Schumacher
Married to: Erma Basinger
Occupation: retired farmer
Died: Nov 12, 1980 at St. Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 2 daughters; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 4 sisters
Burial: St. Anthony's Catholic Church Cemetery

Maude Schweitzer
Ottawa - Funeral services are being arranged today for Mrs. Maude Schweitzer, 69, who died suddenly here Wednesday about 7 p.m.Mrs. Schweitzer, accompained by her sister, Mrs. Kittie M. Powell of Ottawa, was on her way to meet the 7:10 p. m. bus on which another sister, Mrs. Frank Mercer, of Springfield, arrived here. She suffered a heart attack on N. Oak-st just off Main-st and died immediately.She was born August 23, 1872 in Crestline to David and Margaret McKehan Koons. As a young woman she married David Schweitzer. For many years they lived in Leipsic and then went to Toledo where the husband operated a drug store until his death, about eight years ago. After residing in Toledo for 25 years, Mrs. Schweitzer came here last December after the death of David N. Powell to live with her sister, Mrs. Powell. Besides the two sisters, one daughter, Mrs. Waldo Rodgers, of Toledo, survives. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge cemetery, Leipsic.
[Lima News Oct 2, 1941]

Anna Schwentner
Ottoville -- Services were held Saturday morning at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic church for Mrs. Anna Schwentner, 75, who died Tuesday in a hospital in Toledo. The body rested until time for funeral services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Wannemacher in Ottoville. Six other children survive.
[The Lima News Jan 27, 1949]

Albert Scott
[Lima News May 12, 1981]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 30, 1924 in Pikeville. Ky., the son of Sidney and Betty Lewis Scott.
Married to: Grace Hackney for 36 years
Occupation: retired employee of Central Foundry Division of General Motors Corp., Defiance
Died: May 11, 1981 Defiance City Hospital
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 6 daughters; 10 grandchildren; 3 brothers; 2 sisters
Burial: Monroe Cemetery

Nellie E. Seitz
[Lima News May 6, 1979]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 15, 1880 to Roger and Elizabeth Reynolds
Married to: John Seitz
Occupation: Homemaker
Died: May 5, 1979 at Paradise Oaks Nursing Home, Cloverdale
Survived by: 5 daughters; 20 grandchildren; 1 sister
Burial: Ottawa River Cemetery

Henry Selhorst
The body of Henry Selhorst, 62, wealthy Columbus Grove farmer, will be buried Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. from St. Anthony's church, Columbus Grove. Rev. John Theis will officiate. Selhorst leaves his wife, two sisters, three brothers, four sons and four daughters. Burial at Glandorf.
[Lima News May 1, 1922]

William Donald Shaffer
Ottawa -Last rites were held in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church at 8:30 a.m. today for William Donald Shaffer, the child of Mr. and Mrs. William Shaffer of Ottawa. Burial was in church cemetery.
The child died Friday morning in the family home, He was born here April 25, 1939. Besides the parents, one brother John, at home, remains.
Arrangements were in charge of Pope Memorial home.
[Lima News Mar 1, 1942]

Hettie M. Shank
[The Van Wert Times Jun 1, 1978]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 25, 1886, in Putnam Co, the daughter of Ezekiel and Etta (Prowant) Parson.
Married to: Cary Shank
Died: May 31, 1978 in Paradise Oaks Nursing Home
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 step-sons; 3 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 2 brothers
Burial: Monroe Cemetery

Clarence Floyd Shark
Columbus Grove -- Last rites for Clarence Floyd Shark, 31, Columbus Grove, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hartman Sons funeral home here in charge of Rev. Herbert E. Pfister. Burial will be made in Truro cemetery and the body will remain at the funeral home until after services. Mr. Shark was killed instantly at 4:05 a.m. Thursday when the tractor-trailer assembly he was operating crashed into a bridge south of Botkins in Shelby-co.
[The Lima News Jan. 3, 1947]

Daniel Sheidler
LEIPSIC, June 15 - Daniel Sheidler, 80, retired farmer, died in the garage at his home here on W. Defiance-st of carbon monoxide poisoning. Dr. W. C. Miller, Putnam-co coroner, said his death was accidental. Sheidler went to the garage, started the motor of his car and was stricken by a heart attack. He sat down in a chair and was found dead there. The door of the garage was closed. It is thought he tried to summon aid. He was born Sep. 12, 1855 in Seneca Co, Oh., the son of David and Christina Biles Scheidler. He is survived by these children:?Rollie of Owosso, Mich.; Mrs. Ruth Terry, of Leipsic; Guy, of Leipsic; Ray of Pandora; Henry of Birmingham, Ala., and Albert of Leipsic. Sisters are Mrs. Mary Pontius, of Leipsic and Mrs, Clara Patrick, of Leipsic
. [Lima News Jun 15, 1936]

Silas E. Shook
Rimer -- News has been received of the death of Prof. Silas E. Shook, 90, former Lima resident after an illness of a year and a half, who died Saturday at Pleasant Hill, O. He is the father of H.E. Shook of Rimer. Shook formerly was a dean of Ashland college and practically all his life in teaching in schools of this state. He is the half-brother of P.E. Shook of Lima, Funeral services and burial will be at Pleasant Hill.
[The Lima News Nov. 11, 1942]

Mrs. Joseph Slusser
Mrs. Joseph Slusser, 60, of Columbus Grove, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday at 1 p.m. after an illness of several months. She had been admitted to the hospital Jan. 6. Her husband is the only immediate survivor. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the residence, with Rev. G. W. Armentrout officiating, followed by burial in Truro cemetery. Hartman and Sons of Columbus Grove have charge of arrangements.
[The Lima News Jan. 14, 1937]

Grant J. Stainbrook
Grant J. Stainbrook, retired Putnam-co farmer of Pandora died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. His wife Della preceded him in death in October 1945. He is survived by one son, Arlie of Gilboa; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Agner, and mrs. L.W. Hart, both of Pandora; one sister; Mrs. B.O. Weaver, of Leipsic and one brother, Edward of Benton Ridge, O. Burial will be in Harman cemetery.
[The Lima News Jan 2, 1946]

Ella Stauffer
COLUMBUS GROVE. Jan. 5- Mrs. Ella Stauffer, 84, died Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Bowyer. Royal Oak , Mich. She was a former resident of Columbus Grove and a member of the Columbus Grove Methodist church. Two other daughters, Mrs. A. D. Reppert, Columbus Grove, and Mrs. A. D. Trice, Detroit; two sons, Fred of Royal Oak, and Delos, of Columbus; a brother, Charles Pritchard, Sylvania, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, survive. The body will be removed Wednesday to the Hartman Sons funeral home, Columbus Grove, to remain until services Friday, the time to be announced later. The Rev. A. A. Turner will officiate, and burial will be in Kalida
[Lima News Jan 3, 1951]

Andrew Steffan
Pfc. Andrew Steffan, 27, of Pandora was killed in action July 28, in the southwest Pacific, his parents have been notified by the War Department.
Pfc. Steffan was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Steffan of Pandora and was born in Fortuna, Mo., March 29, 1916. He was graduated from Pandora high school with the class of 1934. The man entered the service Jan. 20, 1940, and was with the 37th Division, Ohio's crack unit, when it trained at Camp Shelby, Miss., Indiantown Gap, Pa., and overseas. The parents survive together with four brothers, Willis with the Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Harry with the Navy in California; Leonard at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and John Steffan at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Bess Green of Iowa, Mrs. Arlene Snare of Cleveland, Miss Nelle Steffan of Dayton and Miss Ruth Steffan at home.
No details regarding the manner in which Pfc. Steffan lost his life were contained in the telegram received by the parents. As soon as further details are received a memorial service will be conducted in the Grace Mennonite church here.
[Lima News, Aug 25, 1944]

John Stover
Funeral services for John Stover, 25, of route 8, Lima, who was killed Monday night in a fall of rock in the National Lime and Stone Co. quarry in Bath-tp, will be at 9 a. m. Thursday-m Sts. Peter and Paul's church in Ottawa. Burial will be in the Ottawa cemetery. He is survived by, his widow; two daughters and five brothers.The body is at the home of his father-in-law, Orville Zurmehly, of Bath-tp.
[Lima News Apr 2, 1930]

Fanny Sutter
PANDORA, Feb. 8 - Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday in the St. John Mennonite church, a mile east of Pandora, for Miss Fanny Sutter, 86, a life-long resident of Putnam-co, who died Friday at the Putnam-co home. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A native of Riley-tp. she is survived by one brother, Peter Sutter, of Pandora. Rev. P. J. Boehr and Rev. Jacob Haas, of Pandora, will officiate at the services.
[Lima News Feb 8, 1941]

Margaret Syfert
Rimer- Mrs. Margaret Syfert, 82, lifelong resident of Rimer, died early Sunday morning at her residence after an illness of several years. She was born in 1863 near Rimer, and was a member of the Ottawa River Christian church, and participated in other church activities. She is survived by her husband, George and a daughter, Mrs. Walter Wood, and a son, William F. both of near Rimer; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Hunt of near Rimer. Burial in the church cemetery.
[Lima News Jul 2, 1945]


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