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Monday, December 13, 2004

Lionel Barhorst

Lionel F. "Barney" Barhorst, 67, 11517 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 5:50 a.m. Dec. 11, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Newport, to Frank and Rosemary Couchot Barhorst. On Oct. 1, 1960, he married Norma J. Luthman who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Robert, Ronald and Jeff (Krista), all of Fort Loramie; three daughters, Jackie (Jack) Green, Anna, Belinda (Dana) Steinbrunner, Maria Stein, and Brenda of Minster; a son-in-law, Dwight (Deb) Keihl, town not listed; two brothers, Harold of Piqua, and Kenneth (Dorothy) of Fort Loramie; a sister, Rita Gaier, Russia; and eight grandchildren.
   A daughter, Jeannie Keihl, and two granddaughters are deceased.
   He retired from Alcoa Corp. in Sidney and was a self-employed construction contractor for many years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Newport.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Fairhaven Adult Day Care.

Marcella Guntle

Marcella A. "Sally" Guntle, 54, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Dec. 11, 2004, at a relative's home in Celina. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born March 25, 1950, in New Corydon, Ind., to Henry S. and Mary Huey Steinbrunner. Her mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a son, William of Fort Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Kimberly K. Guntle, also of Fort Wayne; three brothers, James (Pat), Melvin (Martha) and Gary Steinbrunner, all of Celina; a sister, Connie Steinbrunner, Celina; and three grandchildren.
   She retired in 1999 after working 29 years as a telecommunication and computer operator for Lincoln Life Insurance Co.
   Services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, the Revs. Tom Swank and Greg Getz officiating. Burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.
   Calling is 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Nellie Jacobs

Nellie N. Jacobs, 83, formerly of 508 N. Jefferson St., Van Wert, died at 4:50 p.m. Dec. 11, 2004, at her son's home in Celina.
   She was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Lake Charles, La. On Dec. 2, 1946, she married Arnold Loris Jacobs who died March 24, 1996.
   Surviving are a son, David E. (Rebecca) of Celina; a daughter, Linda A. of Fort Myers, Fla; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Six brothers and sisters are deceased.
   She and her husband founded Jacob's Jewelry Store in Celina and operated the business for 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Van Wert.
   Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville, Ind., the Rev. Steve A. Robinson officiating.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Bresette, Jeff Armstrong, Cody Ahres, Kenny Boogs, Jeff Owens and Christy Gagel
   Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice or the church.

Bernice Kremer

Bernice R. Kremer, 77, 222 Kenneth Drive, St. Henry, died at 4:42 a.m. Dec. 11, 2004, at Gardens at St. Henry.
   She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in St. Sebastian, to Alfred and Martha Deppen Niekamp. On Nov. 23, 1948, she married Mark Kremer who survives.
   Also surviving are seven sons, Fred (Mary) and Gary (Ginny), all of Maria Stein, Terry (Sue), Roger (Deb), Jay (Michelle) and Doug (Deb), all of St. Henry, and Allan (Deb) of Celina; and five daughters, Vickie (Tom) Siegrist and Kay (Chuck) Overman, all of Fort Recovery, Lois (Greg) Siefring and Lisa (Tom) Severt, all of Coldwater, and Deb (Roger) Huelskamp, St. Henry.
   Other survivors include four brothers, Cyril (Roberta) and Michael (Brenda) Niekamp, all of Celina, Maurice (Diane) Niekamp, New Bremen, and Dale (Shirley) Niekamp, Coldwater; three sisters, Ruth (Evart) Dorsten, Celina, Anita (Joe) DeLellis, Centerville, and Janet (Ed) Imwalle, Vandalia; a sister-in-law, Audrey Niekamp, Chickasaw; 39 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Don Niekamp; a sister, Doris Niekamp; and four grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Monica Ladies Sodality, Carthagena.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Henry church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Carthagena.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.


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