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Friday, February 4th, 2011 Obituaries in The Daily Standard
Loa Welker, 84, St. Marys, died at 2:23 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Mercer County, to Homer and Lydia Good Brookhart. On March 15, 1947, she married Arthur Welker, who died March 13, 2009. S . . .
John P. "Jack" Steen, 81, Celina, died at 3:45 a.m. Feb. 1, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima. He was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., to Pleasent and Ida Belle Runkle Steen. His first wife, Wanita Ritchie, is decea . . .
Betty E. Vannette, 84, St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Feb. 2, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Berne, Ind., to Jesse and Velma Habegger Balsiger. On Feb. 22, 1946, she married Burton L. Vannette, who survives. Als . . .
Donald A. Ruese, 71, New Bremen, died at 7:43 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011, at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is handling the arrangements. . . .