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Monday, October 4, 2004

Clarence Barker

Clarence Barker, 82, of Lakeside Drive, Celina, died Oct. 3, 2004. Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Agnes Link

Agnes B. Link, 93, formerly of St. Henry and Coldwater, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 2, 2004, at The Gardens at Celina.
   She was born Sept. 29, 1911, in St. Joe, to Jacob and Elizabeth Steinbrunner Eifert. On April 25, 1936, she married Ernest L. Link who died Nov. 21, 1973.
   Surviving are two sons, Thomas of Dayton and Larry (Peg) of Coldwater; two daughters, Norma Jean (Robert) Backs, Marion, Ind., and Janet (Ronald) Westgerdes, Coldwater; a son-in-law, Edward Zdanowski, Anderson, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Joan Zdanowski; six brothers, Roman, Joe, Leo, Ferd, Victor and William Eifert; a sister, Marcella Dorsten; and a grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality, both of Coldwater, the Rosary Altar Sodality, St, Henry, and the Coldwater Respiratory Association.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Henry Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Charles McCain

Mercer County native Charles M. "Charlie" McCain, 76, of Elida, died at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 1, 2004, at Van Crest Nursing Home, Delphos.
   He was born March 7, 1927, in Mercer County, to Charley H. and Sarah Hohl McCain. On July 23, 1957, he married Mary M. Rempfer who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Mace M. (Barbara) of Dallas, Texas, and Larry (Connie) of Celina; two daughters, Beth (Daniel) Roznowski, Lima, and Sharon Sharpe, Celina; two brothers, Nile (Jewel) McCain, Lima and the Rev. Delbert (Betty) Tangeman, Duncan, S.C.; three sisters, Esther Spicer and Grace (Robert) Kable, both of Celina, and Doris Harding, Lima; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Glenn, Lloyd and Clyde, and a sister, Olive Muter.
   He retired as a journeyman welder after working 41 years with Iron Workers Local 290 of Dayton. He attended Celina High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Bethlehem Christian Union Church near Buckland.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Carl W. Miller officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Bowersock Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 and Harry J. Reynolds American Legion Post 191, both of Spencerville. Burial will be at Hartford Cemetery at a later date.
   Calling is 4:30-9 p.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

James Niekamp

James Julius Niekamp, 61, 9039 Long Road, Versailles, died at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 1, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Death was due to complications of cancer.
   He was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Celina, to Adrian and Mildred Luthman Niekamp. His mother survives in Coldwater. On July 9, 1966, he married Arlene L. Bey who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Bradley Joseph of Roanoke, Va.; two daughters, Lisa Marie Henkel, Terrace Park, and Bethany Ann Kissinger, Cincinnati; two sisters, Rita Schmit, Eldridge, Iowa, and Linda Steinbrunner, Montezuma; and two grandchildren.
   He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Versailles.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valert Cemetery, Versailles.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. The K of C will conduct a prayer service there at 8 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to the oncology and hematology department at the University of Cincinnati.

Vita Weitzel

Vita I. Weitzel, 82, 14308 Cochran Road, New Weston, died at 12:20 a.m. today, Oct. 4, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.


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