Ruth Monica Pohlman: February 24, 1928-June 14, 2017

sunsetRuth Monica Pohlman, 89, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on February 24, 1928, in Delphos to I.B. “Jim” and Teresa E. (Elwer) Pohlman. Both preceded her in death.

Ruth is survived by two sisters, Thelma L. Hoersten of Delphos, and Jean G. Deitering of Brookville, Ohio; one brother, James D. (Darlene) Pohlman of Delphos; nieces and nephews, Elaine A. (Steven) Hale, Randall J. (Pearlann) Pohlman, Jane L. Wittler, Kenneth P. (JoAnn)  Hoersten, Irene K. Calvelage, Evelyn M. (Gerald) Martin, Thomas A. (Lisa) Hoersten, Charles T. (Tommi) Deitering, Linda A. (Michael) Miller, Clifford J. (Patricia) Deitering, and Leslie M. (Bill) Dear; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Arthur L. Hoersten and Roger Deitering; nephew, Douglas Pohlman; and in-laws, Leroy Wittler and P. Charles Calvelage.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; former member of C.L. of C #84 in Landeck and former member of the Catholic Foresters Court # 76. Ruth was a graduate of LCC high school and a 1975 graduate of Northwestern Business College. She had worked as a care giver for many years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with visitation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Tim J. “Timmy” Trentman: October 12, 1990-June 11, 2017

Tim Trentman pictureTim J. “Timmy” Trentman, 26, of Landeck, passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born October 12, 1990, in Lima to Bob and Doris (Klausing) Trentman, they survive in Landeck.

Tim was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck.  He was employed at Toledo Molding and Die in Delphos and was previously employed at Chief Supermarket.  He was a long time 4-H member of the Lads and Lassies in Venedocia, a four year member of the Delphos FFA, and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Landeck Chapter. He enjoyed showing livestock, especially his show pigs at the Van Wert County Fair, where he spent many years camping there with his family and friends. He loved taking his 4-Wheeler on trips all over with his dad, brother, and his close friends. Tim was an avid soccer fan, playing the game for several years. He also enjoyed rooting for his favorite football team the Green Bay Packers. One of the many things Tim will be remembered for will be his love of food and his huge appetite. Tim never met a stranger and never had any trouble making friends.

He is survived by a brother, Todd (Kirstie) Trentman of Delphos; his niece and Goddaughter, Bailey Trentman; paternal grandparents, Merlin (Dorothy) Trentman of Landeck; maternal grandmother, Alene Klausing of Delphos; nine aunts and uncles; and 20 cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Patricia Trentman; maternal grandfather, Richard Klausing; cousin, Ryan Trentman; and aunt, Cindy Trentman.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. and on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. There will be a Catholic Order of Foresters service at 7:00 p.m. and a parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Hope Hollow, www.hopehollow.com/donate or PO Box 141423, Columbus, OH  43214.

Robert Q. Martin: October 5, 1941-June 1, 2017

Robert Q. Martin pictureRobert Q. Martin, 75, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH. He was born October 5, 1941, in Landeck to Walter and Sylvia (Rode) Martin. Both preceded him in death.  He was united in marriage to Alexia Martin on July 15, 1967, who survives.  They were married for nearly 50 years.

Robert is survived by a son, Robert Q. (Christine) Martin, Jr. of Columbus Grove and a daughter, Trina J. (James) Brinkman of Delphos; eight grandchildren, Brandon Martin, Quinten A. (Kylee) Martin, Eric J. Roof, Brandon A. Roof, Chadd D. Martin, Kaylee (Shawn) Pavel, Kiara S. (Brian Pease) Brinkman, Kenzie V. Brinkman; and 7 great grandchildren, Kendall, Sophie, Deacon, Delaney, Delilah, Nona, and Kara; a sister, Sandra K. (Kenny) Ramser of California and a brother, Patrick Lewis of Texas.

He was a 1959 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and a Navy Veteran with three years of service. He retired as a Tool & Die Maker from Dana in 2001 after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Black Swamp Rifle Club.  Robert was an “expert hobbyist” from competitive bench rest shooting to motorcycles; starting a new hobby every year.  He had a passion for gaining knowledge.

Funeral services will be held at Harter & Schier Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastors Pam Geise and Steve Haddix will officiate.  Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017. Memorial Donations are to the Donor’s Choice.

 

Joan “Joanie” B. Ketcham: April 6, 1938-May 30, 2017

Joan Ketcham pictureJoan “Joanie” B. Ketcham, 79, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born April 6, 1938, in Ottawa to David and Ruth (Johantgen) Good, both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Ketcham on June 21, 1968; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1994.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Shannon) Ketcham of Lima and David (Dianna) Ketcham of Colorado; one daughter, Donna (Chuck) German of Delphos; stepson, Dwayne Ketcham of Kalida; stepdaughter, Lora (Donald) Barrett of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, John, Chad, and Scott German, Logan and Kaleigh Ketcham, Geoff, Alex, Samantha, and Lucas Ketcham, Jason Ledford, and David and Justin Ketcham; and seven great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Eric, and Samarra German, Megan and Abby German, Lilly Ketcham, and Rilie Ketcham. She is also survived by a special friend, Helen Cross, whom was her gambling and bingo buddy, especially going to Atlantic City. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Ledford; brother, Ron Garber; daughter-in-law, Annie Ketcham.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist and a 1956 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She had worked at Chief Supermarket, Pangles as a baker, Myers Cleaners, and was an over the road semi truck driver with her husband for Pirkle Transportation. After retirement she drove for PTI Transportation for ten years.

Funeral services will begin on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.

Emily Mary Elwer: August 25, 1923 – May 20, 2017

EMILY ELWER picEmily Mary Elwer, 93, of Delphos, passed away on May 20, 2017, at Sarah Jane Living Center.She was born August 25, 1923, in Fort Jennings, to Sylvester and Angeline(Brinkman) Hellman. On May 22, 1946, she was united in marriage to Hubert Elwer. He preceded her in death.  She is survived by 4 children; Ralph (Tina) Elwer of MN, LaDonna Elwer of PA, David (Kristin) Elwer of Lima, and Charles (Carrie) Elwer of Delphos, 7 grandchildren;  Eric (Susan) Elwer, Andrew (Paula) Elwer, Angela (Jordan) Eldridge, Brian (Jenny) Elwer, Natalie (Zachary) Curth, Matthew (Lynn) Elwer, and Travis (Karmen) Elwer, 9 great grandchildren,  3 sisters; Genevieve (Vincent) Karhoff,  Catherine (late Meletus) Warnecke, Eileen (Louis) Schimmoeller, 1 brother; George (Carol) Hellman, and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her Infant daughter JoAnn; daughter-in-law, Lucia Becker Elwer; sister, Dolores (Joseph) Ruhe ; 3 brothers, William (Rosemarie) Hellman and infant twins John and Joseph Hellman.  Emily shared her life as a devoted and caring wife and mother on the family farm in Fort Jennings. Upon retirement the family moved to Delphos.  Over the years she spent countless hours giving and helping, not only to her family, but to many others through volunteering with her Church and community.  In 1993 she was recognized for her contributions by being named the Tri-County Woman of the Year.  She was an active member of the C L of C and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Delphos Senior Citizens and the Eagles.  She enjoyed the traditional life of a homemaker, including cooking, sewing and gardening, but she also liked to travel and square dance.  She was especially fond of her work volunteering at the Thrift Shop.  Emily was loved by her family and friends and will be truly missed. The family is very grateful to the staff at Vancrest and Sarah Jane for giving her such good care in her twilight years.  In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Interfaith Thrift Shop.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with Father George presiding. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, Ohio.

 
 

Daniel “Danny” Wallen: February 27, 1965-May 16, 2017

sunsetDaniel “Danny” Wallen, 52, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born February 27, 1965, in Jackson, MI to Jerry and Patricia (Ambos) Wallen. Both preceded him in death.

Danny is survived by a brother, Donald Wallen of Delphos; two sisters, Kathy Gilbert of Delphos and Jana Wallen of Lima; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Kecia (Shannon Perez) Rose, Greg Rose, and the Helen Rode Family. He was preceded in death by two brothers Gary and Frankie Wallen; and a sister, Julie Wallen.

He had worked in retail and enjoyed collecting antiques, especially grandfather clocks. He had a great sense of humor and made everyone laugh, loved animals and working on the dairy farm. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Nicholas “Nick” Thomas Pappas: November 18, 1978-May 13, 2017

pic passed away on May 13, 2017. He was born on November 18, 1978,in Columbus, Ohio to Lisa A Ford of Boynton Beach, FL and the late Philip N. Pappas.

He is survived by his sister, Chrissy Pappas Turner of Leadville, CO; aunt, Lori (Joe) Massaro of Delray Beach, FL; paternal grandparents, Nikki (George) Motika of Summerfield, Fl; great aunt, Fanny Kellis of Summerfield, FL; and his dog Roxy. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Doyle (Ruth) Hartzog.

Nick is loved by many and will be greatly missed. His celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 3-7 p.m., at Den Herder Funeral home in Paulding, Ohio, and from 9-11 a.m. at OR Woodyard Funeral Home, 2990 Bethal Rd., Columbus, Ohio, with burial immediately following in Union Cemetery, 334 Olentangy River Rd in Columbus.

Grace R Suever: December 3, 1955 – May 8, 2017

img388Grace R Suever, 61, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, May, 8, 2017, at St. Rita’s Hospice Center. She was born December 3, 1955, in Lima, to George and Genevieve (Markward) Rupert; both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Wayne R Suever on October 25, 1986, of Delphos.  He survives in Delphos.

She is survived by two children, Jason Suever of Cincinnati and Jennifer (Justin) Breece of Convoy; two stepsons, Nathan Suever of Cincinnati and Brian Suever of Lima; 9 brothers and sisters, Dan (Jane) Rupert, John (Diane) Rupert, Rita (Chuck) Neate, Jeanne (Jeff) Schram, Bill (Tina) Rupert, Cook (Bill) Truman, Jim (Cheryl) Rupert, Betty (Gary) Baer, and Mary Jo Looser; five grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Rupert.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Rupert and a niece, Kristen Rupert.                

Funeral services will be at Harter & Schier Funeral Home on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.   Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses.

Billy Adams: January 8, 1931-May 7, 2017

Billy Adams pictureBilly Adams, 86, of Grover Hill, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at his residence. He was born January 8, 1931, in Grover Hill to John and Mary Ellen (Morris) Adams. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Leona V. Martin Cross, she survives in Grover Hill.

Billy worked for the Division of Wildlife – Soil Conservation Services and the Water Shed Services, combined for 42 years. He also served in the Marines.

He is survived by two step-children, Michael (Joyce) Cross of Van Wert and Donna (Jerry) Wannemacher of Ottoville; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Philip P. Cross; seven brothers and five sisters.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

John A. Bruce: June 3, 1936-April 23, 2017

John Bruce pictureJohn A. Bruce, 80, of Elida, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at his residence after a battle with acute pancreatitis and pneumonia. He was born June 3, 1936, in Texarkana, Arkansas to John James and Dessie (Hilton) Bruce. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Velva “Tootie” Sherrick, she survives in Elida.

He is survived by his children, Debora Bruce of Upper Sandusky, Arthur Bruce of Bluffton, OH, Randy (Jody) Bruce of Lima, and Jerry Bruce of Ottawa; grandchildren, Sabrina (Andrew) Bruce-Thompson, Tabitha, Ryan, and Garrett Bruce, and Quintin Bruce; great-grandchildren, Zaia, Lucian, and Emberlynn Bruce, and Loki Thompson; brother, Carl Bruce of Texarkana, Arkansas; a sister, Margaret Shearouse of McDonough, GA; sister-in-laws, Bennie Bruce and Pam Bruce; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by sisters, Mazie Bruce, Sarah (Charles) Sneary, Betty (George) Goldman; brothers, Joseph “Tom” Bruce, Robert D. Bruce, Michael L. Bruce, Willie Bruce, and Russell Fair.

John moved to Lima, Ohio from Texarkana, Arkansas in November of 1953 and lived with his sister Sarah and her husband Charles Sneary and family until he married his wife. After moving to Lima, John started working in Jewell’s Sheet Metal Shop with his brother-in-law, then worked at Kriegel Heating Company, Smith Boughan and retired from Tilton Sheet Metal Company in 1993. He loved to work with his hands, doing crossword puzzles, making wood projects, and planting garden seeds. He enjoyed visiting his family and going fishing with his grandson Quintin. He will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Hohman will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses.