Lisle F. Adams, 79, 1001 Myers Road, Celina, died at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Celina, to Whitridge and Carrie E. Andrews Adams.
Surviving are a brother, Carl of Portland, Ind.; and a niece.
A sister, Grace Fair, is deceased.
He was a farmer and a member of Erastus United Methodist Church and Coldwater American Legion Post. A 1943 graduate of Celina High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Robert Dungan officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with the American Legion conducting military rites.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Frances K. Eilerman, 95, 5582 state Route 705, Fort Loramie, died at 6:40 p.m. Dec. 17, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Nov. 7, 1909, in Fort Loramie, to Clemens and Magdalena Dreses Eilerman.
Surviving are a sister, Alma Kuest, Fort Loramie; and two sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Eilerman, Minster, and Rosella Eilerman, Fort Loramie.
Deceased are four brothers, Edward, Gregor, Albert and Urban, and two sisters, Clementine and Ursula Ziegenbusch.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary and the Apostleship of Prayer, all of Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-5 and 6-8:30 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Pat H. Fox, 66, of Rockford, died Dec. 17, 2004, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Van Wert, to Joe and Madge Van Fleet Fox. His mother, Madge (Bud) Hoersten, survives in Rockford. On Aug. 19, 1961, he married Joan Fisher who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tammy Barlage and Teri (Steve) Samples, all of Rockford; a brother, Gary (Delight) of Rockford; a sister, Jill of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandsons.
A brother-in-law, Gene Fisher, is deceased.
He retired as a CNC operator at Eaton Corp. and was a self-employed farmer. A 1956 graduate of Rockford High School, he attended Rockford United Methodist Church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. today at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.
Contributions can be made to the Parkway High School softball team for a college scholarship.
Orval "Doc" Humerickhouse, 93, of Mendon, formerly of Rockford, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 18, 2004, at Van Crest Nursing Home, Van Wert.
He was born Aug. 30, 1911, in Van Wert County, to Wallace and Cora Lee Putman Humerickhouse. On Feb. 26, 1938, he married Cloetta Victora Tarr who died Aug. 30, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Welker (Joseph) Kemper, Maria Stein; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Ora and Floyd; and two grandchildren.
He retired after driving an oil truck for Shindeldecker's for 14 years. He also was a farmer and janitor for Tu-Way Products, Rockford, for 12 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rockford.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, with Mark Hainline, a United Methodist lay speaker, officiating.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Eagles will hold services there at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
John A. Knapke, 78, 12 S. Eastmoor Court, New Bremen, died at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2004, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
He was born Sept, 20, 1926, in Celina, to Joseph and Ethel Howick Knapke. On Oct. 26, 1949, he married Mary Ann Schulze who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Steven (Lien) of Beaverton, Ore.; a daughter, Joyce (Joseph) Magateaux, Versailles; two grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Three brothers and a sister are deceased.
He retired in 1990 as an assembler at Minster Machine Co. and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the American Legion post, both of New Bremen, Osgood American Legion post and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster. He was a member and past president of the New Bremen Senior Citizens and U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood, with the American Legion conducting military rites.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Liette, 56, 1821 state Route 118, St. Henry, died of natural causes at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 18, 2004, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati.
She was born Nov. 24, 1948, in Dayton, to Floyd J. and Geneva O'Connor Dempsey. Her father survives in St. Petersburg, Fla. On April 24, 1971, she married Thomas Liette who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Matthew (Carlianne) of St. Henry; a daughter, Joy (George III) Doviak, Cleveland; a brother, Floyd D. (Sharon) Dempsey, Huber Heights; three sisters, Betty (James) Sizemore, Lewisburg, Janie (Kerlin) McManious, Spotsylvania, Va., and Penny (Dale L.) Mitchell, Clayton; and three grandchildren.
She formerly worked in the inventory control office at Chrysler Corp., Dayton, and the Maria Stein Spiritual Center. She was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions can be made to the Spiritual Center.
Lowell "Jackie" Pearson, 68, a resident of Millers Merry Manor, Dunkirk, Ind., formerly of Portland, Ind., died Dec. 19, 2004, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.
He was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Jay County, Ind., to Robert J. and Myrtle L. (Smith) Pearson.
Surviving are three brothers, John of Portland, Richard of Dunkirk, and James (Sheri) of Pennville, Ind.; and three sisters, Roberta (James) Duncan, Ossian, Ind., Janice Vore, Redkey, Ind., and R. Joan (Clinton) Teeters, New Paris, Ind.
He worked six years at Jay-Randolph Development Center where he earned the top award for nursing home habilitation.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home, Portland. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Jay-Randolph Developmental Services.
Aletha Jean "Did" Sites, 83, formerly of 12164 Evans Road, Mendon, died at 7:53 a.m. Dec. 19, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. She had resided at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Mercer County, to Harry and May Murlin Coil. On Dec. 6, 1942, she married Roger E. Sites who died Nov. 14, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, James (Deborah) of Mendon and John (Janelle) of Rockford; three daughters, Lyndal (David) Rhoads, Delphos, Jennifer (John) Smith and Lori (Jeff) Degen, all of Spencerville; a sister, Evelyn Kinkley, Baton Rouge, La.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Cheryl; three sisters, Grace Rhoades, Edith Hattery and Margaret Smith; and a grandchild.
She had worked at Westinghouse in Lima and was a sales clerk at Knittle & Mox Auctioneers in Van Wert for 40 years. A 1939 graduate of Mendon High School, she attended Monticello United Brethren Church, Spencerville, and was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church and Van Wert County Farm Bureau.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Spencerville church, the Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery, Spencerville.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to either church as well as the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
L. Orville Yohey
L. Orville Yohey, 77, 1215 Fairground Road, Celina, died at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 18, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Mercer County, to Lester O. Sr. and Minnie Van Kirk Yohey. His first wife, the former Lula Mae Florence, is deceased. In 1999, he married Virgina N. Hanna who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Dwight) Grimm, Johnstown; two stepsons, Larry (Carolyn) McGee, Marysville, and Gary (Tricia) McGee, Westerville; a stepdaughter, Elaine (Tim) Garrett, Marysville; two sisters, Jo Ellen (Royce) Evans, Columbia City, Ind., and Lois (Henry) Linnemeier, Churubusco, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Yohey, Dayton; and five grandchildren.
A brother, Howard, is deceased.
He owned and operated Yohey's Motorcycle Shop, Celina, for 25 years. He was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, the Rev. Glen Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Mercer County Cancer Society.
Services for Rita Jean Bills were 10 a.m. Dec. 14, 2004, at Lehman Funeral Home, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Organist was Carol Zimmerman.
Pallbearers to Precious Blood Cemetery, Chickasaw, were William and Bret Finkelmeier, Craig and Eric Bills, Steve Kuhn, Mark Cox, Bruce Stetler and Jim Brown.