Sprinkles and light rain will become more widespread overnight. Although air temperatures are expected to be above freezing, some surfaces may still remain below freezing through this evening due to the arctic airmass that had been in place across the region. Some light icing may occur on untreated surfaces this evening
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Friday, September 12th, 2008
John Widner
John E. Widner, 84, 608 N. Sugar St., Celina, died at 4:04 p.m. Sept. 10, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born March 31, 1924, in St. Marys, to John A. and Minnie Swartz Widner. On March 4, 1950, he married Virginia Stover, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Jon (Patricia), Norfolk, Neb., and Brooks (Sherri), Wayne, Neb.; two brothers, Albert and George (Marian), all of Chapin, S.C.; two sisters, Nora (Don) Winget, Wapakoneta, and Mary Kuck, New Bremen; a sister-in-law, Betty, St. Marys; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, James.
He retired in 1979 from Electronics Supply Office, Great Lakes, Ill., and was a member and trustee of the American Legion, St. Marys. He also was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Hornet and USS Enterprise as an electricians mate.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. There is no burial.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
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