Arnold Ardner: February 11, 1964 – July 18, 2016

Arnold G. Ardner, 52, of Delphos, passed away at 10:37 a.m.,  Monday, July 18, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born to Arnold G. Sr. and Martha (Korte) Ardner on February 11, 1964, in Lima, OH  His

father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Delphos.  He is also survived by one brother, Donald Ardner of Delphos and several nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Ardner, and one sister, Patricia Ardner.  He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Thomas, and an infant sister, Barbara.

Arnold was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s Class of 1982.  He attended Bowling Green State University studying history.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church.  He worked as a cook at NuMaude’s Restaurant for over twelve years.  He loved to read and was very much an animal lover.  Arnold was also an artist who made hand crafted jewelry.

Funeral services will be on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral home where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.

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Thomas A. Osting: December 13, 1941 – July 16, 2016

photoThomas A. Osting, of Delphos, passed away at 3:40 am., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born to Albert and Alvera (Saum) Osting on December 13, 1941 in Lima, Oh. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane (Holdgreve) Osting who survives in Delphos.  He is also survived by two sons, Dennis (Diana) Osting of Ft. Jennings, and Jeff (Lisa) Osting of Glandorf; two daughters, Cynthia (Kevin) Rahrig of South Bend IN, and Jennifer (David) Wright of Venedocia; one brother, Michael (Jeanie McConahea) Osting of Delphos; and one sister, Norma (Neil) Grone of Westchester, OH.  Tom was also survived by 11 grandchildren, Dr. Kyle (Dr.April) Rahrig, Paul (Chantal) Rahrig, Collin (Jennifer) Rahrig, Alisha (Tyler) Mistisshen, Adam (Courtney) Osting, Erin Osting,  Alexis Osting, Cole Osting, Haley (Matt) McVicker, Cody Wright, and Caden Wright; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter-in-law, Peggy Osting.

Tom was retired from Greve Chrysler in Van Wert where he was in Car Sales and was a Sales Manager for twenty six years.  He was also a beloved Driver’s Ed Driving Instructor for fifteen years.   He was a forty one year member of the Delphos Fire Dept. serving as the local president and assistant chief and was on the Van Wert County Fair Board over twenty years.  Tom was a member of Delphos St. John’s the Evangelist Church.  He was also a member of the Jaycees for many years serving as the state vice president, and a member of the Sportsman Club, the VFW, and the Eagles.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.  Fr. Daniel Johnson will officiate with Fr. Charles Obinwa assisting.  Visitation will be on Sunday, July 17, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Monday, July 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m..  Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Fire and Rescue.

Eric W. Place: January 27, 1972 – July 9, 2016

Eric Place picture editedEric W. Place, 44, of Dublin, OH, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Franklin County. He was born January 27, 1972, in Lima to Bill and Jane Place. His father survives in Wapak and his mother survives in West Des Moines, IA. He was united in marriage to Maggie Purdy; she survives in Dublin, OH.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bounce and Kack Huysman; and his fraternal grandparents, George and Helen Place. Eric had worked for Ad Works as a marketing agent.

A private memorial celebration will be held at his Aunt Carol’s home on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

 

Nancy E. Fedele: January 12, 1937-July 10, 2016

Nancy Fedele pictureNancy E. Fedele, 79, of Winterhaven, FL, formerly of Delphos, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2016, at Winterhaven Hospital. She was born January 12, 1937, in Allen County to Harve and Martha Bell (Moffett) Himmeger. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Franklin Fedele on May 15, 1955; he preceded her in death on January 26, 1991.

She is survived by five sons, Harvey Fedele, Franklin Jr. (Jane) Fedele, Randy Fedele, Tim Fedele, and Todd (Tammy) Fedele; two daughters, Tammy Evans and Cathy Fultz; and step-mother, Lola Himmeger. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Diana L. Himmeger and Nannette Nagel; a brother, Lowell Himmeger.and step-mother, Lola Himmeger

Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos with viewing one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

Grace Delight (Bucher) Yoder: January 14, 1936-July 10, 2016

Grace Yoder pictureGrace Delight (Bucher) Yoder, 80, of Lima, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born to Harold and Ruth (Horst) Bucher on January 14, 1936 in Upland, CA. She was united in marriage to Henry Yoder on April 26, 1958 and they were married for 58 years, he survives in Lima.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth (Lovina) Yoder of Sarasota, FL; three daughters, Ruth Ann (David) Howard, Rhoda (Ron) Bear, and Elaine (Dave) Hefner; 14 grandchildren, Casey, Heidi, and Anthony Yoder, Cree, Elizabeth, and Savannah Nettleton, Natalia (Leland) Schrock, Benji (Emily) Bear, Jonathan Bear, and Neil, Calvin, Aaron, Russell, and Delaina Hefner; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Koen, and Jaxon; four sisters, Violet (William) Bear, Marie (Carol) Smith, Margaret (Richard) Ross, and Miriam (Wilmer) Good. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Bucher.

Grace was a friend to many in the community through her Stanley Home Products business. She enjoyed the winters in Florida, where being with her family and playing games, especially shuffle board were her highlights. She enjoyed family gatherings, especially those that included her grandchildren. She was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church in Elida and she was a 1957 graduate of Elida High School.

Funeral services will be on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Sharon Mennonite Church, with calling one hour prior to the service. John Brunk and Lyndon Hartman will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.

Donald F. Dobner: August 7, 1926-July 6, 2016

Donald Dobner pictureDonald F. Dobner, 89, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born August 7, 1926, in Lima to Frank and Flora (Keller) Dobner. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty Ann” German; she preceded him in death on January 17, 2009.

He is survived by a son, Bruce Dobner of Delphos; a daughter, Lynn Dobner Boes of Delphos; grandchildren, Donald (Rachel Chambers) Kimmey, Amy Kimmey, and  Melissa (Mike) Hemmerick; great-grandchildren, Colby Schindler, Miranda and Myleigh Chambers, Jamison Kimmey, and Victoria and Cameron Hemmerick. He was preceded in death by a son, Neal Dobner; brothers, Paul, Walter, and Ralph Dobner; sisters, Margie Chapman, and Mary Catherine Dobner; and in-laws, Syl and Eleanore German.

Donald was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles #471, VFW #3035, the K of C #1362, and St. John’s Athletic Boosters. He had retired from Huffy Corporation and was in the Army during WWII. He enjoyed bowling and fishing and was an avid St. John’s basketball and football follower.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans council. Friends may call on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Athletic Boosters or St. John’s Grade school Scholarship Fund

Aiden G. Dotson: March 5, 2009-July 5, 2016

Dotson pictureAiden G. Dotson, 7, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at his residence. He was born March 5, 2009 in Findlay, OH to Daniel and Cindy (Shumaker) Dotson. His father survives in Upper Sandusky and his mother survives in Delphos.

Aiden is survived by two brothers; Landen and Noah Dotson both at home in Delphos; paternal grandmother, Sabine Swinehart of Upper Sandusky; and maternal grandparents, Larry (Bonnie) Shumaker of Delphos. He is preceded in death by his paternal step-grandfather, Steve Swinehart.

Aiden enjoyed video games, Lego’s, marvel action heroes, and was a very fun, loving, and affectionate boy, who truly enjoyed a good hug so much his nickname became “Mr. Huggles”

Funeral services will begin on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Reverend David Howell will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial calling will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Kathleen M. Bockey: February 6, 1961 – June 28, 2016

picKathleen M.  Bockey, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her residence in Delphos.She was born February 6, 1961, to Eugene and Elinor (Beining) Kimmet. Both preceded her in death.She is survived by her former husband, Dennis Bockey; son Nicholas (Traci) Klonowski, and grandchildren, Jordyn, Kenadie & Harleigh, of Toledo; and son Benjamin (Nicole) Boes, of Grove City, and grandchildren, Isis, Nevaeh, Lovella & Nova.  She is also survived by four sisters, Connie Wilcox of Delphos; Becky Plumpe of Springfield, Missouri; Mary (Jerry) Hanneman of Glandorf; and Karen (Brian) Ragan, of Woodville; one brother, David Kimmet of Glandorf; and 15 nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Susan Kimmet.Kathleen was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a 1979 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, and had worked at Hardee’s, I & K, and Van Dyne-Crotty. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister & aunt who will be greatly missed. A Mass of  Christian Burial will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, July 8, 2016, from 2-8 pm. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Wayne F. Warnecke: January 23, 1949-June 28, 2016

Wayne Warnecke pictureWayne F. Warnecke, 67, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center at 5:48 p.m. He was born January 23, 1949, in Lima to Carl and Norma (Reindel) Warnecke. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Alice Siefker on July 15, 1972, she survives in Delphos.

He is survived by two daughters, Michelle “Shelly” Schulte and Melissa (Matt Metcalfe) Scalf; one son, Scott (Laurie) Warnecke all of Delphos; eight grandchildren, Austin and Avery Schulte, Kayla (Braytan) Kruse, Kyrstin Warnecke, Braxton, Braylon, and McKenna Scalf, and Lexis Metcalfe; five brothers, Ron Warnecke of Elida, Jim (Pat) Warnecke of Spencerville, Bob (Marie) Warnecke of Ottoville, Larry (Mary Ann) Warnecke of Delphos, and Kenny Warnecke of Spencerville; and one sister, Lois (Steve) Hemker of Delphos. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Andy Warnecke and sister-in-law, Phyllis Warnecke.

Wayne was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and he was a supervisor for Central Soya, retiring after 30 years of service. He was an Army Veteran from 1968-1972, serving on a tank crew and was also the driver for his sergeant. He loved to farm, build trailers, and he was an auction expert. He was an avid Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He was also a 1967 graduate of Spencerville high school.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center or to Donor’s Choice.

Judy A. Green: April 13, 1940-June 29, 2016

Judy Green PictureJudy A. Green, 76, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. She was born April 13, 1940, in Lima to Walter G. and Kathryn (Haley) Mox. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to William P. Green in October of 1975; he preceded her in death in June of 1984.

She is survived by two brothers, George (Carol) Mox of Delphos and Joe (Jan) Mox of Naperville, IL; one sister, Jeanne Druckemiller of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Monte Druckemiller and sister-in-law, Linda Mox.

Judy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, she volunteered at the Delphos Thrift Shop, the postal Museum, chaired the Altar Guild and she was a child care giver to many children, which she enjoyed very much.

Funeral services will Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Reverend David Howell will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date. Friends may call on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Building Fund.