Brian John Grothouse: December 18, 1979 – September 17, 2016

brian-grothouse-001Brian John Grothouse, of Delphos, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  He was born December 18, 1979, in Lima to John E. and Diane K. (Eggeman) Grothouse.  They survive in Delphos.

He is also survived by his sister Tracy ( Andy) Wasem, two nieces, Claire and Cate, and a nephew, Carder, all of Johnstown, Oh.

He was preceded in death by his maternal gradparents, Harold and Ladonna Eggeman, and his paternal grandparents, John I. and Mary Grothouse.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,  and a 1998 graduate of St. John’s High School.  He was employed by Crown Equipment in Celina.  He was a member of the Son’s of the American Legion post 268 and auxiliary member 3035 of the VFW.

Brian was an avid Buckeye fan and enjoyed all sports.  He was a very good cook and loved to have friends and family over for cookouts.  His dad especially loved his biscuits and gravy, and his mom said they were better than Bob Evans!    His red Camaro was a source of great pride and enjoyment for him.  It was always spotless.  He drew his strength from his family including his Mom, Dad, Tracy, Andy, Claire, Carder and Cate.  His nieces and nephew loved playing with him.  He was a very involved uncle who cherished his time with them.  He also was very close to many aunts and uncles, and had a lot of friends including his best friend, Saul, who was the brother he never had.  Brian was a very kind and compassionate person.  He will be missed always and cherished forever.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.   Friends may call on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn (Josie) Buettner: September 10, 1945 – September 17, 2016

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JoAnn “Josie” Buettner, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at her residence in Delphos.

She was born on September 10, 1945, in Lima, to John and Irene (Zeits) Hilvers.  Both preceded her in death.  On November 12, 1966, she was united in marriage to Gary Buettner; he survives in Delphos.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie (Doug Jutte) Reindel and Gina Csukker, both of Delphos; a sister, Barb Neinberg of Delphos; five grandchildren, Lindsy (Troy) Warnecke, Shelby Reindel and Jake, Ellie and Grant Csukker, all of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Phil Reindel and Ron Csukker and a brother-in-law, Dick Neinberg.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, was a 1963 graduate of Delphos St. John’s, and a very proud 1966 graduate of St. Rita’s School of Nursing.  After graduation, Josie worked at St. Rita’s Hospital for 8 years.  For the next 30 years she diligently cared for and served the patients at Sara Jane Living Center, Memorial Home and Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Josie’s passion and love for life will truly be missed. Throughout her lifetime she became a “mom” and “nurse” to all  who needed her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 11:00, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions can be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Paul Nicholas Grilliot: June 27, 1924-September 15, 2016

paul-grilliot-picturePaul Nicholas Grilliot, 92, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos. He was born June 27, 1924, in Yorkshire, OH to Clarence Leo and Elizabeth Justine (Frantz) Grilliot. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on November 21, 1953, to Josephine Ann Inderrieden, she survives in Delphos.

He is survived by five children, Christina (Steve) Bergfeld of Iron Mountain, MI, Stephen (Teri) Grilliot of Rockford, MI, Ellen (Greg) Waterman of Ohio City, Timothy (Tracy) Grilliot of Findlay, and Gregory (Christina) Grilliot of Perrysburg, OH; three brothers, Elmer Grilliot, Clarence (Doris) Grilliot, and Louis (Kathy) Grilliot;  three sisters, Catherine Simons, Millie (Dick Goodall), and Helena (Wilf) Bruns; a sister-in-law, Thelma Grilliot; 10 grandchildren, Michael and Audrey Bergfeld, Nicholas and Jonathan Grilliot, Stacy and Jessica Waterman, Morgan and Brandon Grilliot, and Ross and Mitchell Grilliot;  and one great-grandchild, Emery Grace Grilliot.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Robert (Elsie), Ralph (Alma), Omer (Mary), Edward (Marie), Carl, Fred (Marge), and Martin Grilliot; four sisters, Marjorie (Otto) Kremer, Evelyn (Vernon) Hall, June (Herb) Schlarman, and Patricia (Ralph) Harlett; a brother-in-law, Noah Simons; sister-in-law, Lois Grilliot; and one grandson, Brian Waterman.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he served as president of the parish council, member of the Knights of Columbus in Versailles, OH, was a charter member of the Van Wert  Chapter and was a current member in Delphos, where he was a past grand knight and trustee. He was a graduate of Versailles high school and Xavier University with his bachelor’s degree in education.  Paul retired from teaching in 1981 from Lincolnview, where he taught 21 years. He also taught two years at Lima St. John’s and five years at Fort Jennings. He took pride in all the years he spent teaching and was particularly dedicated to driver’s education. During his teaching career he also coached baseball, basketball, track, cross country, and wrestling. After retiring from teaching he became a social worker for four years in Van Wert and also worked as an investigator of guardianship for the elderly, which showed his passion for others. He was also a house parent for many children at the Marsh Foundation. He started the Juvenile Jury System in Van Wert County, where he was the main counselor. Paul was an honorary member of the F.F.A. and the National Honor Society at Lincolnview high school.  Paul also served his country in the Air Force during WWII, where he was ranked as Staff sergeant. He had completed 32 missions in Germany as a nose gunner/bombardier and was a combat instructor for his last eight missions.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery., with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a K of C service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, or State of the Heart Hospice.

Norma Joann (Feathers) Violet: September 14, 1934 – September 9, 2016

norma-violet-pictureNorma Joann (Feathers) Violet, 81, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born September 14, 1934, in Delphos to Floyd and Ethel (Martin) Feathers.  On April 12, 1954, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Violet. He passed away on June 26, 2001.

She is survived by five sons, Robert (Deborah) Violet of Lima; Wesley (Kristine) Violet of Dexter, Oregon; Howard (Lora) Violet of Delphos; Duane (Christine) Violet of Dover, Ohio; and Trevor (Cynthia) Violet of Delphos.  She is also survived by one brother, Fred (Wanda) Feathers of Spencerville, and one sister-in-law, Barbara Feathers of Delphos, fifteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, William and Paul Feathers.

Norma was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.  Norma was a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School and The Ohio State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She retired from Spencerville Schools where she had taught for ten years.  She loved to volunteer and was a Cub Scout den mother for 5 years, and a volunteer swim teacher for 10 years. Norma loved teaching children and listening to and caring for the elderly.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Alma J. Kloeppel: March 24, 1923-September 15, 2016

alma-pictureAlma J. Kloeppel, 93, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born March 24, 1923, in Delphos to Marion B. and Goldie (Redd) Heidlebaugh. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Melvin Kloeppel on July 9, 1946, he survives in Delphos. They had just celebrated 70 years of marriage.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Suzanne) Kloeppel, Robert (Denise) Kloeppel, and Ronald (Sue) Kloeppel all of Delphos; three daughters, Lois (Meredith) Ewing of Spencerville, Carol Wood of Van Wert, and Janice (Cathy) Kloeppel of Memphis, TN; 10 grandchildren, Todd and Jeff Ewing, Doug Wood, Corey, Troy (Melissa) and Ryan Kloeppel, Dionna (Cory) Noonan, Derek Daulbaugh and Aaron and Paige Kloeppel; and three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Alexa Noonan and Madilyn Kloeppel. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Breta (Charlie) Buckles and Audrey (Rob) Suever; two brothers, William (Eldora) Heidlebaugh and Albert (Dorothy) Heidlebaugh; and a son-in-law, David Wood.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and she had retired from the Cigar Factory after 25 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and making popcorn to listen to all of Delphos Jefferson’s sporting events on the radio. Alma had the biggest blue eyes and was always smiling, she never met a stranger. She was a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan but most of all loved spending time with her family. Alma was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother whom will be missed and cherished forever.

The family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Sarah Jane Living Center and Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos for their loving care they have given to Alma.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Pastor Steve Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Ruth L. (Brinkman) Klima: April 2, 1936-September 9, 2016

ruth-klima-pictureRuth L. (Brinkman) Klima, 80, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her residence.  She was born on April 2, 1936 to Joseph and Elinore (Rellinger) Brinkman. Both preceded her in death. On August 7, 1954 she married Leonard W. Klima who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Hershey; sons & daughter-in-laws Bob (Saundra) Klima, Jim (Cindy) Klima, and daughter & son-in-law Mary Jo (Tim) Maag, Two Sisters, Joann Klausing, Margie (Gene) Price, and sister-in-law, Donna Brinkman. Also surviving are grandchildren: Eric (Nikki Wilhelm) Hershey, Craig & Kelly Hershey, Kyla Hershey (fiancee Brandon Maunz); Brad & Leslie Klima, Brett Klima, Brittany & Dan Albrinck; April & Bryan Hickman, Crystal & Derek Bartley, Logan & Lauren Klima; Brandon Maag, Travis Maag, and Bethany Maag; great-grandchildren, Lola, Trey, and Malania Hershey and Hudson Miller, Brenden Oleson,  Ava, and Brody Hershey, Jaxson and Preston Klima and Elayna Albrinck, Bard and James Hickman, Demi Bartley, and Ledger Klima. She was preceded in death by two sons, James LeRoy Klima and John Anthony Klima, one granddaughter, Ashley Marie Klima, two brothers, Bob and Jerry Brinkman, and a sister-in-law, Pat Brinkman.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. She graduated from Delphos St. John’s High School in 1954. Her lifelong dream of being a registered nurse came true at the age of 49 when she graduated with her nursing degree in 1985.  Ruth enjoyed spending time at there place on marble Lake.   She enjoyed fishing, camping, photography, and watching her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren in school, dance, and sporting events.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. Father Jerome Schetter will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ottoville. Friends may call on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. A parish wake will be at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ottoville School Track program, Putnam County Home Health and Hospice, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Kathy Jo Seffernick: January 12, 1946-September 6, 2016

angel 001Kathy Jo Seffernick, 70, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Sarah Jane Living Center. She was born January 12, 1946, in Delphos to I. Emory and Gladys (Martin) Lucas. Both preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Shawn M. (Ashley) Seffernick of Alexandria, VA; a brother, Phil (Lee) Lucas of Colorado; and three grandchildren, Shayne, Emma, and Lillian Seffernick. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Jo Seffernick.

She was a member of VFW Aux. #3740, a past Girl Scout leader, and was an inspector at Schnipke Engraving.

There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Sarah Jane Living Center.

Jane Lehmkuhle: November 1, 1955-August 22, 2016

angel 001Jane Lehmkuhle, 60, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1955, in Wapakoneta, OH to Don and Irene Metzger. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Frank Lehmkuhle on October 30, 1976, he survives in Delphos.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Charlie) Sowards; two grandsons, Brock and Colby Klaus of Delphos; two brothers, Dan (Elaine) Metzger of Wapakoneta and Robert Metzger; and a sister, Kathy Miller.

Jane was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a graduate of Wapak high school. She had retired as a registered nurse.

Funeral services will be on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Friends may call on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to her grandson’s education at Howe Military Academy.

Marcus Taylor: June 6, 1933 – September 5, 2016

Marcus Taylor Picture Marcus L. Taylor, 83, of Middle Point, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center Community Health Professionals.

He was born on June 6, 1933, in Middle Point, to Arthur “Jim” and Esther (Knittle) Taylor:  both preceded him in death.

On May 22, 1953, he was united in marriage to Bonnie L. Kimmey: she survives in Middle Point.

Marcus is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Ray) Ramsdell; 2 sons, Steve (Judy) Taylor and Brad (Bonnie) Taylor; 7 grandchildren, Bruin (Sue Cready) Ramsdell, Andrea (Tobias) Jacobs, Michelle (Neal) Voress, Lacy (JJ) Tester, Jennifer Taylor, Nicholas Taylor and Robert Taylor; great-grandchildren, Ewan, Elena and Flynn, Roman and Marcus, Faith Ann, Nicholas and Deziree; and a special cousin Chuck (Helen) Ardner.  He is preceded in death by 3 brothers Eugene, Donald and Max Taylor.

He was in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne, and then worked at Continental Can for 40 yrs.  He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Van Wert, a past member of the Middle Point Lions Club and a member of the Van Wert American Legion.  He and Bonnie loved to square dance in their younger years.  For 14 years, during their retirement, they enjoyed being snow birds where they met many great friends.  His biggest enjoyment in life was his family.

Funeral services will be on Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Haggis will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans council. Friends may call on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Van Wert or Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center.

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Stanley P. Mueller: June 5, 1947 – September 1, 2016

Stan Mueller pictureStanley P. Mueller, 69, of Landeck, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at his residence.He was born June 5, 1947, on his parent’s farm in Landeck, to Melville and Viola (Gengler) Mueller. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Shirley Leffers on October 5, 1968; she survives in Landeck.Survivors include: three sons, Randy (Lisa) Mueller of Van Wert, Ross (Kristy) Mueller of Venedocia, Ryne (Corie) Mueller of Middle Point; two daughters, Kristy (Craig) Ringwald of Middle Point and Trisha (Steve) Jones of Convoy; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce (Larry) Keipper of Delphos.He was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Mueller; two brothers, Kenneth “Slick” and Leo Mueller and a sister, Pat Vorst.He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, the Foresters Court#76, the Farm Bureau, the Delphos Knights of Columbus, and a 1966 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. He was a lifelong farmer, starting at the young age of 14 and he drove for D and D Ingredient Distributors, starting in 1988 and retiring in 2014.  Stan was also proprietor of Mueller Fur Company and an avid Van Wert County Fair Supporter.Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck. Father Goerge Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.