Rev. Aloysius Boeke
The Rev. Aloysius B. Boeke, 89, of Carthagena, died May 17, 2004, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
He was born Feb. 6, 1915, in Cassella, to Joseph and Mary Dahlinghaus Boeke.
Surviving are a brother, the Rev. Anselm Boeke, Piqua, and a brother-in-law, Leo Hess, Carthagena.
Deceased are five brothers, Linus, Edmund, the Rev. Leo, Victor and Clement, and three sisters, Sister Mary Euthalia, Sister Adele and Viola Hess.
He was ordained June 28, 1941, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Norwood. His pastoral assignments included: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dayton, 1941-1943; St. Leo , Cincinnati, 1943-1945; St. Matthew Catholic Church, Norwood, 1945-1950; St. William Catholic Church, Cincinnati, 1950-1953; Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, 1953-1958; St. Mary Catholic Church, Camden, and St. Augustine Catholic Church, Germantown, 1958-1964; St. Mary Catholic Church, Springfield, 1964-1975; and St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, 1975-1990. He retired to St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, in 1990 and went into full retirement at St. Charles Center June 6, 1998.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Cassella, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarszyk officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. A wake service is planned there at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Maria Stein Center.
Ruby V. Fullenkamp, 79, a resident of the Gardens at St. Henry, formerly of Homosassa Springs, Fla., died at 2:55 p.m. May 17, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Versailles, to Raymond and Anna Marchal Smith. On Dec. 30, 1944, she married Marinus Fullenkamp who died June 28, 1982.
Surviving are six sons, Joseph of Fernie, British Columbia, Gerald of Montezuma, Steve (Carol) and David (Marita), all of St. Henry, Pat (Barb) and Tom (Donna), all of Minster; two daughters, Nancy (Gene) Figel, St. Henry, and Sue (Douglas) Bruns, Homosassa Springs; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include two brothers, Cyril (Joan) Smith, Union City, and Herman (Virginia) Smith, Versailles; and four sisters, Edna Wilt, Versailles, Eileen Watercutter, Wapakoneta, Jean (Carl) Wooten and Cecelia Young, all of Greenville.
Deceased are three brothers, Norbert, Edgar and Willard Smith, and a sister, Bernadine Deagle.
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River, Fla.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Henry church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10:15 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Donald E. Krauss, 82, 875 Hillcrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 2:22 p.m. May 16, 2004, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born July 18, 1921, in St. Marys, to Elmer and Louetta Schroer Krauss. On March 20, 1943, he married Marian Hespe who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dennis (Christine) of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Kenneth of St. Marys; and two grandchildren.
A sister, Martha Kendall, is deceased.
He retired as a truck driver at Beatrice Foods, New Bremen, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A graduate of Memorial High School, he was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, American Legion Post 323 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 9289, all of St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Valley Nursing Home Activities Fund.
Andrew Lee, 17, of Spencerville, died at 9:28 p.m. May 17, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, following a four-wheel cycle accident on Defiance Trail near Spencerville.
His parents are Mark and Theresa Lee, Spencerville.
Arrangements are pending at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.
Gail S. Reynolds, 78, of Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. May 17, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 3, 1925, in rural Allen County, to Edward and Gladys Savidge Reynolds. On Feb. 11, 1956, he married Betty Kramer who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William J. (Lila S.) Reynolds, Crestview Hills, Ky.; a daughter, Laurie A. (Larry Jr.) Mason, Marysville; two sisters, Violet Ashton, Venedocia, and Lela Barnes, Spencerville; a brother-in-law, Murray Griffin, Spencerville; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Roy and Merle, and two sisters, Ruby Jones and Doris Griffin.
He had worked as parts and service manager at the former Potbury Ford in St. Marys and retired in 1999 as parts clerk with the former Reineke-Mitchell Ford & Lincoln dealership in Celina. A graduate of Spencerville High School, he attended Giffen College in Van Wert.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. John G. Medaugh officiating. Burial will be at Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Allen County Special Olympics.
Mia Alexis Vasquez, infant daughter of Ernesto and Lynn Weigel Vasquez, Fort Wayne, Ind., was stillborn at 5:24 a.m. May 16, 2004, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Surviving with the parents are grandparents Robert and Janice Weigel, Coldwater, and Rosa Guttierez and Santos Salazar, Fort Wayne; and great-grandparents Donald and Alice Feltz and Walter and Barbara Weigel, all of Coldwater.
Private services will be held at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements.
Esther E. Wright, 87, 129 N. West St., St. Marys, died at 9:14 p.m. May 16, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born April 29, 1917, in Moulton, to Charles and Mamie Lynch Wright.
Surviving are two nephews, Bud (Eileen) Wright, New Knoxville, and Charles Sr. (Coralyn) Dine, Pine River, Wis.; and three nieces, Marjorie (Leland) Shelby and Eileen Chiles, all of St. Marys, and Waneta (Richard) Journay, New Weston.
Deceased are two brothers, Gervias and Bernard, and a sister, Gladys.
A 1935 graduate of Memorial High School, she retired as a production worker at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 39 years of service. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
Services are 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Groff officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.