Alfred E. Hilvers, age 83, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1932 in Ottoville, OH to Alex and Clara (Kracht) Hilvers. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Irma Haunhorst on April 18, 1953 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church by Bishop Albert Ottenweller. She survives in Delphos.
He is survived by three daughters, Kathy (Dennis) Hageman, Sue (Bob) Jettinghoff, and Jan Hilvers all of Delphos; five grandchildren: Dr. Jason Hageman, Curt (Kayla Weber) Hageman, Kristina, Todd, and Chad Jettinghoff; one brother, Leonard (Virgilene) Hilvers; and a sister-in-law, Doris Hilvers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in law, Elmer (Eva) Hilvers, brother, Ralph; one sister and brother-in-law, Dolores (Jim) Montooth.
Alfred was in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War from 1953-1955. He retired from Trim Trends, Inc. in Spencerville after 46 years of service. He was a volunteer firefighter for Delphos (1968-1993) serving as Captain from 1989-1993. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, VFW Post #3035, Delphos Eagles #471, American Legion #368, K of C #1362, and the Moose Lodge #1533 at Indian Lake. He enjoyed trips to the casinos, fishing, spending time at Indian Lake and the woods, playing Euchre, watching Blue Jay basketball games. He also valued spending time with his family.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Ron Shock will be officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery with military burial rites provided by the Delphos Veteran’s Council. Visitation will be on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Fire Association or Delphos St. John’s School.
Stan L. Lyle, 74, of Delphos, passed away on Sunday March 22, 2015, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, OH. He was born August 24, 1940 in Lima, to Robert J. and Esther M. (Miller) Lyle, they preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Rosa Lee (Gamby) Lyle on November 30, 1983, she survives in Delphos. Stan was also previously married to Eileen C. (Miller) Lyle, mother of his two girls, she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his best friend, George Closson, Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Lynne M. Stover of Columbus, and Sandra K. Lyle of Delphos; brother, Kenneth (Marilyn) Lyle of Delphos; sisters, JoAnn Kline, and Sharon Malin of Lima; half sisters, Mary (Doug) Weber of Van Wert, Roxanne (John) Haller of Prelaski, TN, and Cathy (Byron) Neal of DeGraf, OH; half brothers, Ted (Jeanie) Lyle of Lima and Bill (Deb) Lyle of Cleveland; step-daughters, Sherryl (Mike) George and Sandy (Fritz Obermeyer) Carder of Delphos, Debra (Rob) Braselton of Ft. Wayne; step-son, Tony (Laurie) Wiechart of Topeka, KS; nine grandchildren, Collin, Tonja, and Nicholas Odenweller, Trisha Kroeger, Craig Carder, Scott Braselton, Erika and Tony George, and Brett Wiechart, and five great-grandchildren, Aedenn, Liam, Huttson, Dalton, and Emerson. Mr. Lyle was a 1958 graduate of Delphos Jefferson high school, and a veteran of 3 ½ years in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Korea. He worked in middle management at the Fruehauf Corp/Holland Axel Plant in Delphos for nearly 39 years. He enjoyed anything involving history and following sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He also enjoyed writing his memoirs for his family to enjoy for many years to come. There will be a open house for family and friends on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the VFW from 1-3 p.m., where there will be Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council post # 3035 at 3:00p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made, in his memory, to any Hospice Center in your area. They are truly Angels who ease your path to Heaven.
Keith A. Wien, 57, of Lakeview, formerly of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1958 in Lima.
Keith is survived by 4 children, 17 grandchildren, and one sister. He was an avid fisherman but his true passion was his motorcycles.
Funeral services will be Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Maxine Custer, 85, of Lima, passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2015, at Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos, Ohio. She was born March 24, 1929, in Marion Twp. to the late Harry Lloyd and Zelma Lutz Patton. Mrs. Custer had resided in both Lima and in North Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. On August 28, 1954, she married Charles Clifford Custer, who died in 1985. Her good friend and companion Robert S. Thompson of N. Ft. Myers and of Polson, Montana, died in 2006. Mrs. Custer was a graduate of Gomer High School, where she was active in its Alumni Association for many years. She was employed for 33 years at Sears, Roebuck, and Co., where she managed the boys’ department, as well as several other departments, prior to her retirement. She had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima, and of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Delphos. She played an active role in organizing shuffleboard tournaments while wintering in Florida. Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann Dunlap, of Delphos, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Custer was preceded in death by a sister, Eris L. Jones and 2 brothers, Lloyd E. Patton, and George W. Patton. Funeral services will be on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Primrose Retirement, Sarah Jane Living Center, and State of the Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.
Arthur W. Miller, 93, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2015, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos, OH. He was born in Delphos on January 11, 1922, to Jacob and Anna (Becker) Miller, but he was raised in Mandale. Both preceded him in death. He had been married to Rosalia Honigford, who survives in Delphos. He was then united in marriage to Grace Jamison, she preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Othmar Miller. He is survived by a son, William (Terri) Miller of Stephen’s City, Va; three daughters, Theresa (Dave) Beckler, Kathleen Gasser and Marilyn (Dennis) Klaus, all of Delphos, ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, four step-sons, Michael, Ira, Randy, and Bill Jamison, a step-daughter, Maxine Grant, 16 step-grandchildren, and many step-great-grandchildren. He was a devout and faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Eagles #471, the K of C #1362, and the Delphos Senior Citizen’s Center, where he was a board member. He played music with the Muntanna Rambler’s for 52 years. He worked at Sheller Globe and Superior Coach for 41 years, Meyer’s I.G.A. for five years and at Krendl’s of Delphos for seven years. He loved making kid’s furniture and doll houses. He loved playing euchre with friends. He was loved by all who knew him. He also loved to travel, especially to Bear Creek Farms with his step-son Michael. Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday March 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday March 15, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where there will be a K of C rosary service at 7:15 p.m. and a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation or St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Cloverdale.
Alice T. Youngpeter, 78, of Delphos, passed away on March 10, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital with her daughter by her side. She was born in Ottoville on August 6, 1936, to William and Clara (Merschman) Landwehr. On January 15, 1955, she was united in marriage to James W. Youngpeter who passed away on January 29, 1998. She is survived by three children Karen Sue (Steve) Burwell of Lima, Kenneth W. (Mickey) of Bell, FL and Robert J. (Helen) Youngpeter of Delphos. She is survived by her brother Norbert Landwehr, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 2 sisters, Leona C. Fisher and Helen L. Fleming.
Alice was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the VFW post 3035 Lady’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, and putting together jig saw puzzles. Alice felt completely at home in the assisted living at Vancrest. She truly enjoyed every aspect of her three years there. Her family will be forever grateful for the staff and residence that made her stay so beautiful.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday March 13, 2015, at 11:00, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery following the mass. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a parish wake at 7:30 and Auxiliary service at 7:00 at Harter and Schier memorial chapel. Donations can be made to Vancrest Healthcare activities department.
Jeremy S. Kent, 31, of Delphos, passed away at his residence on March 8, 2015. He was born on August 17, 1983, in Van Wert, to Reo Savage and Laura (Kent) Savage.Jeremy was a member of the Delphos Wesleyan Church and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Delphos. He was an amazing young man with many talents. He was a true family man who dearly loved his children. He was eager to spend time with his family. He is survived by his parents, 4 children; Jeremy Jr., Kylie, Aubrey Rose and Jesse all of Delphos, siblings; Rachel Kent, Lillian Savage, Wes Thomson, Lance Thomson, Timothy Aguirre, Tom Myers and Tiana Myers and Paternal Grandfather Elmer Kent. His funeral service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2:00 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a private burial held at a later date. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 4:00 until 8: 00 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family.
Marysue (Jettinghoff-Garlinger) Wilson, 74, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday March 4, 2015, at her residence. She was born May 6, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, IL, to Frank and Flora (Gilsdorf) Jettinghoff. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Ralph Wilson, he survives in Delphos. She is survived by one daughter, Leanna (Garlinger) Nelson of Edenprairi, MN; sister, Barbara (Jerry) Redford of Forsyth, IL. and brother-in-law, Bob Weiss of Norman, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Joyce Weiss. Marysue taught theatre, speech, and French for 30 years, and ballet for 60 years. She was a Prima Ballerina for the Columbus Metropolitan Ballet and also danced for the Rockets for one season. She was a high school graduate and a graduate of the Ohio State University, with a bachelor and masters degree in dance and speech. She taught undergraduate and graduate speech at OSU and was an arts college advisor for two years. She was on the Ohio Theatre restoration committee in the 1960’s. She encouraged and worked to start five children theater arts and dance schools in Columbus, OH. She attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the First Presbyterian Church, both in Delphos. Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel. Reverend Harry Tolhurst and Father Charles Obinwa will be officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday March 27, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Delphos.
Harvey T. Bame passed away on February 26th, 2015 at his home in Lacey, Washington. He was an early Christmas present for Orville and Margaret Bame, being born on December 24th, 1926 in Lima, Ohio. Harvey joined the US Army, which he later retired from, and fought during the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Luise Gronauer in Ellingen, Germany. This union was blessed with two boys, Norbert and Orville. Once he retired from the military, Harvey worked with Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co. He enjoyed spending his time going to his granddaughter’s sporting events, traveling, being with family, spending time with God as well as eating out. Harvey was a member of the Tea Party Patriots and the Heritage Foundation. He will be remembered as loving life, easy going, family caring, wise and willing to share knowledge and yet willing to learn more. Harvey is survived by his sons; Norbert and wife Lori, Orville and wife Laurie, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Sunday March 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend David Howell officiating at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Mennonite Cemetery to follow. Friends may call on Saturday March 7, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lloyd B. Smith, of Delphos, 96, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Van Crest of Delphos, OH. He was born on August 14, 1918, in Preble County, OH to Howard and Susie (Brubaker) Smith, who have preceded him in death. On July 30, 1941, he married Elizabeth Sochor in Van Wert, OH, who died on February 11, 2013. He is survived by one son, Donald E. (Sally) Smith of Hernando, FL; two daughters, Susan K. (John) Ebey of Santa Monica, CA and Barbara J. (Kim) Bradshaw of Elida, OH; two grandchildren, Ryan J. (Sarah White) Bradshaw of Kansas City, MO and Laura E. (Sergio Piño) of Santiago, Chile. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sisters, Gladys Newberry and Mary Helen Schmidt. Lloyd graduated from Lanier Township High School in Preble County, OH. He graduated from Ohio State University June 10, 1940 with a BS in Agriculture and August 29, 1958 with a Masters in Science from OSU. He taught Vocational Agriculture at Ohio City-Liberty School (1940-1942), Bryan City Schools (1942-1944), Spencerville Schools (1946-1950), and was the first Vocational Agriculture teacher at Delphos Jefferson High School (1950-1973). He retired from Delphos Jefferson in 1973, where he also served as Assistant Principal for three years. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater (1944-1946) and in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1950-1964). He commanded the U.S. Naval Reserve Unit in Lima for one year; retiring as a Lieutenant Commander after 16 years of service. From 1973-1983, he was Vice President at The Peoples National Bank, concentrating on Agri-Business customers. Mr. Smith was President of the Ohio Vocational Agriculture Association, Alternate Vice-President of Region IV of the National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, President of Delphos Education Association, and President of St. John’s Parish Council. In 1973, he received the O.V.A.T.A. Outstanding Teacher Award. He holds an Honorary/State Farmer Degree and an Honorary FFA Degree. He was inducted into the Delphos City Schools Hall of Fame. Lloyd was a member of Delphos St. John’s Catholic Church where he was a lay Communion Distributor. He was a member of the Ohio Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, Knights of Columbus, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was an avid Ohio State football fan and Cincinnati Reds fan. He loved to play cards, fish, and read. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with full military rites by North Atlantic burial services. Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Harter and Schier Funeral Home. There will a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. and a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Fred Lisk. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. John’s Parish Foundation, and Honor Flight.