Charles “Charlie” F. Niedecken, 91, of Delphos, was called by the Lord to receive his eternal reward in Heaven, surrounded by his children. He joins his beloved wife, Esther and daughter, Sharon to rejoice in God’s love. He was born April 27, 1924, in Fort Jennings, to Frank and Caroline (Ricker) Niedecken. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Esther Pothast on January 31, 1951. She preceded him in death on September 15, 1996. Survivors include three sons; Edward Niedecken of Toledo, Harold (Debbie) Niedecken of Pleasanton, CA, and Joe (Retha) Niedecken of Maumee; one daughter, Rebecca (Charles) Ansley of Westerville; one sister, Amelia Herlihy of Columbia, MD; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Carl Reuther of Toledo. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Reuther and brother, Tom Niedecken. Charlie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, American Legion #268, Spencerville VFW #6772, and he served in the Army during WWII, where he received the bronze star and a purple heart. He was owner of Niedecken’s Carry-Out, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and visiting his family. Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 331 E. 2nd Street, Delphos, OH. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery with Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call on Friday, November 27, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, 209 W. 3rd Street, Delphos, OH, with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.
William E. Hart, of Van Wert, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 4, 1933, to Carl and Mildred Hart, both preceded him in death. On December 20, 1985, he was united in marriage to Carol S. Stetler, she survives in Van Wert.
Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Cross of Continental, Brenda (Kevin) Wills of Wilshire and Judith (Jamie) Johnson of Arizona; a son Steve Hart of Van Wert; a sister Loraine Agler of Van Wert; a brother Lawrence (Jeanie) Hart of Middle Point; 10 grandchildren; and 7
He is preceded in death by his son, Bret Hart; a grandson Jim Johnson; a sister Barbara Pollick; and brothers, Don, John, Bob, and Jim Hart.
William Served in the Air Force and Army. He worked at General Electric in the maintenance department for nearly 40 years. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and listening to Blue Grass music.
Service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Reverend David Howell will officiate. Following the service the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military grave side rites at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Dorothy Ann Guy, 86, of Fullerton passed away at 2:00 a.m. Nov. 10, 2015.
She was born to the late Frances and Glenn Powell, Aug. 2, 1929, in Gomer, Ohio. She married Larry Eugene Guy in 1956, who proceeded her in death May 19, 2009, and they lived together in Elida, Ohio for fifty three years before she relocated to Fullerton, California after her husband’s death to be close to her sister.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening, and volunteer work at the St. Rita’s Thrift Shop in Lima.
Survivors include two nephews, James (Karin) Mowrey of Brea, California and Mark (Chantal) Mowrey of Sunset Beach, California; Jim and Karin have two children Laura Mowrey and Sam Mowrey
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Glen Powell, Jan. 4, 2008 and a sister Marguerite Mowrey, Nov. 1, 2013.
Grave side services will begin at 2 pm Friday, November 20th at Pike Run Cemetery, Gomer, Ohio. All are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.
Jim B. Young, 87, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born on June 4, 1928, in Spencerville, to Clair and Hilda (Davenport) Young, both preceded him in death. On September 25, 1954 Jim was united in marriage to Mary “Helen” Stocklin who preceded him death on May 6, 2012.
Survivors include four daughters, Virginia (David) Zwiebel of Wapakoneta, Mary Ann (Kim) Mitchner of Findlay, Kelly (Brian) Pancake of Van Wert and Jackie (Don) Fisher of Delphos; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters; Nelrose White and Joan Whitling, brothers; Jay and Jack Young.
Jim He was a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a machinist and in maintenance for Continental Can and Sonoco Fiber Drum for 22 yrs, prior he worked at Hayes Albion for 19 yrs.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Spencerville and a member of the Spencerville VFW. Jim truly enjoyed camping with his wife and children. He also enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
Services will begin on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel. Reverend David Howell will be officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Spencerville where the Spencerville Veterans Council will conduct military grave side rites. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.
Grace Elizabeth Good, 95, formerly of Elida and Harrisonburg, VA and having resided in Hicksville for the past four years went to her heavenly home Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville just in time for her 96th birthday celebration. She was born on November 8, 1919, in Elida to John D. and Ruth N. (Berry) Good. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include a brother, Vernon A. (Hazel) Good of Harrisonburg, Virginia, 6 nephews: James (Karron) Good of Aroda, VA., John (Rosemary) Good of Bluffton, Edwin (Velda) Good of Continental, Daniel (Rachel) Good of Heron Montana, Ira B. (Debra) Good of Continental, and Paul (Michelle) Good of Oneida, KY, 3 nieces; Dorothy Cassidy of Pandora, Naomi (Bob) Yoder of Hicksville, and FannieEllen Flint of West Unity, 36 Great-Nieces and Nephews, and 51 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ira D. Good; one sister-in-law, MaryAnne Good; and two nephews, Darrell Good and Weldon Good. Grace was a member of Pike Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Grace was a graduate of Piquad Elementery and graduated nursing school in Norfolk VA. She was a LPN and worked her summers at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima and her winters in Sarasota, FL. She retired in 1994 and moved to Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center in Harrisonburg, VA where she resided until four years ago when she moved to Hicksville to live with her niece and family. She enjoyed traveling having taken trips to Israel, Switzerland and Alaska as well as to many states in the USA. She was a word search and crossword puzzle fan and spent many hours crocheting afghans and crafts for the Mennonite Relief programs. She was devoted to her parents as she cared for them for many years. Funeral services will be held at Pike Mennonite Church in Elida on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Pike Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to World Missionary Press or Gideons.
Rosemary Bensman, 90, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Vancrest healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born December 9, 1924 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Noah and Hilda (Carder) Hershey. They preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Alfred Bensman; he preceded her in death on November 10, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Paul Bensman of Ottawa, and John (Karen) Bensman of Delphos; two daughters, Janet (Jim) Niedecken of Ottoville, and Laure (Mike) Swejk of Tallmadge, OH; sister, Clara Binkley of Delphos; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Bensman; three sisters, Mildred Mullenhour, Velma Bridges, and Esther Rex; and three brothers, Arthur, Harvey, and Ralph Hershey. Rosemary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and a 1943 graduate of Vaughnsville High School. She had worked at Delphos Poultry then at Eagle Print, retiring after eight years of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a Parish Wake to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Roland C. Bewsey, 77, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. He was born April 14, 1938, in Indiana to Floyd and Hannah (Stuckey) Bewsey. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Carol Rode on May 22, 1965, she survives in Delphos. Roland is survived by one son, David (Brittney) Bewsey of Delphos; brother, Jack (Barbara) Bewsey of Indiana; and three granddaughters, Helena, Natalie, and Mara. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sheldon; two brothers, Gerald Bewsey and Ralph Stuckey. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos Sportsmans Club, past member of the Lion’s Club, and was a big part of bowling with the kids on Saturday mornings. He was an avid bowler, bowling in leagues for as long as his health would allow. His true passion was his family, especially his granddaughters. Roland was a graduate of Logansport high school in 1957 and was an Army Veteran serving as a police officer in Germany after the war. He had worked for Norfolk and Southern Railroad as an engineer for 46 years. Memorial services will be held at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos St. John’s School.
Walter Bock Arnette, 79, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at home. He was born April 27, 1936, in Definace, Ohio. He was the son of Walter L. Arnette and Grace Helene (Bock) Arnette, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 1, 1957, he married Shirley Ann (Seebauer) Arnette, at Grace Episcopal Church in Defiance, Ohio; she preceded him in death in May 2011. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamara Sue Jack; step-mother, Mable Haas; step-brother, Norman Roerig; son-in-law, Richard Anthony Nagel; grandchild, Christopher Nagel; cousins, Jack Imber and Charl Imber Crosley; and brother-in-law, Bill Vandemark. Mr. Arnette was a graduate of Defiance College in 1959. He was a teacher of Social Studies both at Hicksville High School in 1963 and Delphos Jefferson High School from 1964-1971, where he was a member and officer of the Delphos Education Association and the Ohio Education Association. He retired in 1998 from Schneider Transport as a commercial truck driver and safety engineer. After retirement he taught as an instructor at Apollo Truck Driving Academy. He drove part time for Jack Meinberg Trucking after leaving Apollo. Mr. Arnette was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Prior to this he was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Lima, Ohio, where he was a member of the church choir, served on the Deanery Council, and the Diocesan Council. He was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and served as its director from 1997-2001. He conducted “Old Testament” classes for the Brotherhood and more recently in the Adult Bible Study at the Lutheran Church, where he also sang in the choir, was a Eucharistic Visitor, Communion Assistant, and Lector. In 1976 he was the co-chairperson of the Delphos Bicentennial Pageant Celebration. He was also a member of the Delphos Eagles. He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Renee Nagel of Byron, IL; he was the father/guardian to two other daughters, Tara (Roger) Kaverman of Delphos and Tracy (Jeff) Krendl, also of Delphos; two sister-in-laws, Pat (Ned) Bechtel of Delta, OH and Carol Vandemark of San Antonio, TX and step-brother, Jim Haas of Akron, OH. He has 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of whom he was very proud of and loved dearly. A Celebration of his life, with Holy Eucharist, will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 422 N. Pierce St. Delphos, OH on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. with memorial visitation starting at 10:30 am at the church. The Reverend Steve Nelson will officiate. The internment of cremains will be a private service at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or charity of Donor’s Choice.
Marjorie A. Hageman, 76, of Delphos, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Sarah Jane Living Center. Marjorie was born February 16, 1939, in Middle Point to Dwight and Grace (Ditto) Foust, who preceded her in death. On April 23, 1961 she married Ronald W. Hageman, he survives in Delphos.
She is survived by three sons, Randy Hageman of Columbus, Shawn Hageman of Columbus, and Scott (Kristi) Hageman of Delphos; sister, Betty (Keith) Foust of Elida; and two grandchildren, Abbi, and Gavin Hageman, and her faithful dog Zoey. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Morris; grandson, Ethan Luke Hageman; and In-Laws, Bob and Blenna Swartz. Marjorie was a 1957 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She worked for the Metropolitan Bank of Lima and Commercial Bank of Delphos. She was also operator and manager of the Dairy Hut and Swartz Rental of Delphos. Marjorie was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She loved playing cards with her friends, bicycling, but above all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Rich Rakay will be officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Thrift Shop. To view funeral service online, please visit www.harterandschier.com at the time of the service (Password: webcast9).
Marie T. Swick, 87, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born January 13, 1928 in Delphos to Theodore and Margaret (Korb) Gerdeman. They both preceded her in death. Marie was united in marriage to William “Bill” Swick on September 10, 1955. He survives in Delphos. Bill and Marie just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Marie is survived by two sons: David V. Swick of Delphos and Dennis (Cathy) Swick of Findlay; one daughter, Jill (Chris) Utrup of Delphos; five sisters: Alice Quinter, Dorothy (Elton) Lamy, Jane Fairfax, Mary Ellen Gerdeman, and Joan (Robert) Ricker; one brother, Bernard (Marie) Gerdeman; one sister-in-law, Marty Gerdeman; six grandchildren: Casey (Joshua) Bevilockway, Kelli (Jason) Hahn, Craig Swick, Todd (Roxanne) Utrup, Stephanie (Ryan) Schmit, and Stacey (Michael) Benton; eight great-grandchildren: Whitney, Tyson, Dalton, Hailey, Blake, Aubrey, Jaxson, and Logan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Gerdeman, her sister and brother-in-law, Roseanne and Harold Freidrich, her brothers-in-law, Louie Quinter and William Fairfax.
Marie was the Activity Director at Sarah Jane Living Center for 16 years and also a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Modern Mother’s Club, CL of C Delphos. She graduated from Delphos St. John’s in 1945. She also managed the Delphos St. John Fall Festival carry-out for 20 years. Marie loved any type of craft, especially decorating her crosses, donating hundreds to nursing home residents. She also made beautiful tassels. Marie’s family was the most important thing to her and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church with Father Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or the St. John Parish Foundation.