Andrea Stump: June 12, 1975-September 1, 2014

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Andrea S. (Stemen) Stump, age 39, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born June 12, 1975 in Lima, OH to Jack and Linda (Friemoth) Hoffman who survive in Delphos. Andrea worked at Bellman’s for several years and also for Schnipke Engraving. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Andrea was a huge animal lover. She treasured her pets: fox, Ziggy; cat, Cougar; and her dogs Bella, Rusty, Miley and Mishka. She is survived by one son, Dylan Stump of Delphos, OH and two daughters, Abigail Stump and Madison Stump, both of Delphos, OH. Other survivors include her parents, two brothers Randy (Jan) Stemen of Elida, OH and Eric (Angie) Hoffman of Delphos, OH; four sisters Lisa (Scott) Schnipke, Tammy Clarkson, Shawna Clark and Jennifer (Lake) Rider, all of Delphos, OH. She also leaves behind her fiance Kermit Minnig. She was preceded in death by her son Andrew Richard Stump, maternal grandparents Elmer and Betty Friemoth, Aunt Jean Crumine and Uncle Bob Friemoth. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, OH. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and family may call Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to her family or the Allen County Humane Society.

Richard Brabant: July 3, 1932 – August 29, 2014

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Richard Brabant, 82, of Celina, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, at Celina Manor.
He was born July 3, 1932, to Sylvester and Marcile (Rayman) Brabant at home in Delphos. On December 1, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marilyn (Etgen) Brabant of Delphos. They had been married for 57 years.
He is also survived by two sons, Richard E. Brabant, and Roger D. Brabant, both of Celina. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Florence Metcalf, Betty Hawk, Dorothy Martin and Shelva Scoonover.
Richard served in the United States Army from 1949-1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War earning a Korean Service Medal with 6 bronze service stars. He also received a United Nations Service Medal and was honored with a Purple Heart. He was a Senior Staff Sergeant serving on the 73rd Heavy Tank Battalion.
Richard was a lifetime member of the VFW, post 3035; The Eagles Aerie 471, and the Disabled Veterans. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Richard retired from Fruehauf after 42 years as a spray painter.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour before. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, September 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery with the Delphos Veteran’s Council performing Military Burial Rites. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Myrtle E. Seffernick: January 30, 1923 – August 28, 2014

myrtle seffernick 002Myrtle Esther Seffernick, 91, of Delphos, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
She was born January 30, 1923, in Delphos to Elvin and Lena (Carder) Allemeier who are both deceased. On May 25, 1940, she was united in Marriage to Alfred B. Seffernick who preceded her in death in 1988.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (Wade) Griffis of Jennison, MI; Beckie (Steven) Vaniman of Kalkaska, MI; and Mary Ann (Anthony) Romaker of Bowling Green, OH; six sons, Lewis (Sue) Seffernick of Decatur, IN; Joseph Seffernick of Geneva, IN; Michael (Kathleen) Seffernick of Bucyrus, OH; Stephen Seffernick of Delphos; Dennis (Janice) Seffernick of Swanton, OH; and Thomas (Sharon) Seffernick of Rocky River, OH; and one sister, Elizabeth Seffernick of Jackson, MI. Myrtle leaves behind 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, a son, Alfred Seffernick; two sisters, Audrey Belcher and Mary Lou Lehmkuhle; two brothers, Ralph Allemeier and Elvin Allemeier; two daughters-in-law, Betty Seffernick, and Linda Seffernick; two grandchildren, Betsy and Tracey Seffernick; and one great-grandson, Robbie Seffernick.
Myrtle retired from the Bending Company after 17 years. She was a housewife, mother of 10, and she volunteered at the Thrift Shop. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, September 1, at 11:00 a.m. Father Dave Reinhart will be officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, at Harter and Schier Funeral home where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alfred and Myrtle Seffernick Scholarship Fund and Vancrest activity fund.
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Virginia M. Trentman Nickols: September 8, 1930-August 24, 2014

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Virginia M. Trentman Nickols, 83, of Landeck, OH passed away on August 24, 2014 at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born September 8, 1930 in Landeck, OH to Hilary and Martha (Gengler) Trentman. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include four sisters Norene Murphy of Lancaster, OH, Mary E. Loraditch of Akron, OH, Rose (Norman) Etgen of Lakeland, FL, and Lois (Carl) Luersman of Landeck, OH, three brothers Merlin (Dorothy) Trentman of Landeck, OH, Tom (Jane) Trentman of Delphos, OH and Robert “Bob” (Sue) Trentman of Delphos, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister in law Pat Trentman and brothers in law Paul Murphy and Andrew Loraditch and a niece. She was loved by many and left behind 38 nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. Virginia worked at several places as a cook and a caregiver. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, OH. She enjoyed crocheting. She loved spending time with family, baking, cooking and gardening. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Landeck, OH with Father Ron Schock officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home Delphos, OH. A Parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Vera C. Loetz: August 23, 1920-August 23, 2014

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Vera C. Loetz, 94, of Delphos, OH passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born August 23, 1920 in Delphos, OH to Henry and Matilda (Wiechart) Strayer. They both preceded her in death. On July 16, 1939, she was united in marriage to William Loetz, Sr. who passed on August 5, 2002. Other survivors include four sons Carl (Rosalyn) Loetz of Jenera, OH, Rodney (Charlotte) Loetz of Archbold, OH, William Loetz, Jr., of Windsor, OH and Joseph Loetz of Van Wert, OH; four daughters Nancy (Norman) Vondran of Lima, OH, Carolyn Mason of Lexington, KY, Kathleen (David) Calvelage of Englewood, FL, and Susan (Larry) Grothouse of Delphos, OH; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother William Strayer and her sister Helen Koch. Vera was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Mothers Club, and Grandmothers Club. She volunteered at the Interfaith Thrift Shop, Red Cross and Food Bank for over 50 years. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Angela T. Khabeb will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church Delphos, OH.

Thomas R. Lozano: October 21, 1957 to August 21, 2014

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Thomas R. Lozano, 56, of Kalida, OH passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 21, 1957 in Lima, OH to Ramiro “Romie” and Louise (Leis) Lozano. His father preceded him in death December 28, 2010. His mother survives in Delphos, OH. Other survivors include one sister Barbara (Dennis) Hesseling of Delphos; three brothers Charles Lozano of Delphos, Tony (Pam) Lozano of Delphos, and Daniel (Diane) Lozano of Leipsic; three nephews Dustin (Taylor Loomis) Hesseling, Kory (Alyssa) Hesseling, and Reed Hesseling, and one niece Kelsey Lozano. He was preceded in death by his father. Thomas was currently employed with Byrne Excavating. Prior to that, he was an over the road truck driver for over 40 years. He was a member of Delphos St. John Evangelical Church and ABATE Region 3. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved music and jigsaw puzzles. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Father David Reinhart will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the ABATE Motorcycle Toy Run of Lima, OH.

Frederick S. Wagner: January 19, 1947-August 16, 2014

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Frederick S. Wagner, 67, of Delphos, OH passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at his residence in Delphos. Frederick was born January 19, 1947 in Delphos, OH to Frank and June (Sarber) Wagner. Both parents preceded him in death. On August 19, 1983, he was united in marriage to Joyce (Schroeder) who preceded him in death on June 15, 2013. Survivors include nine sons: Michael Wagner of Delphos, Jim (Julie) Wagner of Delphos, Clint Wagner of Delphos, Rocky (Michelle) Wagner of Lima, Frederick Wagner, Jr. of Delphos, Edward (Katy) Wagner of Delphos, Daniel (Lori) Hulihan of Bluffton, Mark (Flower) Hulihan of Maryville, TN, and Sean (Rachel) Hulihan of Delphos; one daughter Tammy (Paul) Nieto of Delphos; one sister Gloria “Dottie” Hubbard of Delphos, one brother Dave Wagner of Delphos. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers Richard and Jimmy Wagner. Other survivors include 15 grandchildren: Ay’lish and Nicole Hulihan; Jeremiah, Jordan, and Rudy Nieto; Laine, Alec, and Matthew Hulihan; Bailie, Kestley, and Connor Hulihan; Tristen and Morgan Wagner; Brandyn and Aliyah Smith; Gwen and Gracie Wagner and two great grandchildren. Mr. Wagner was a master woodworker and gunsmith. An avid outdoorsman and nature lover, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin. He was a member of Black Swamp and a Life Member of the NRA. He was a past member of the VFW Post #3035. After 35 years of faithful service, he retired from Phillips Display Components in Ottawa, OH. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-67. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Military grave rite services will be done by Delphos Veteran’s Council. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours will be 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Ruth Nixon: January 24, 1923-August 13, 2014

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Ruth W. Nixon, 91, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born January 24, 1923 to Carlos and Elpha (Steman) Dury. They preceded her in death. On February 14, 1949, she was united in marriage to Charles Wilbur Nixon. He preceded her in death October 1, 1973. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Delphos, OH. Ms. Nixon was a clerk at the Murphy Store in Delphos, OH, Meyers Cleaners and Powell Variety Store. She was a very crafty and liked to handpaint all types of arts and crafts. She enjoyed keeping house. She loved camping and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years, as well. She is survived by her son Mike Nixon of Delphos, OH and her daughter Becky (Gary) Lindeman of Delphos, OH, eleven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her daughter Sue Lynn Wallace. Funeral service will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Helen L. Rohr: October 23, 1922-August 12, 2014

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Helen L. Rohr, 91, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born October 23, 1922 in Delphos, OH to Samuel and Margaret (Allen) Baxter. They preceded her in death. On August 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to Arthur Rohr, who died in June 1985. She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delphos, OH. Ms. Rohr was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister Irene Schroeder of North Olmsted, OH and a stepdaughter Jeane Prill of California. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and special friends Thomas (Agnes) Miller of Delphos, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers Dale and Roy Baxter, and a sister Daisy Standish. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home with Pastor Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Art Department at Vancrest of Delphos.

Keri Anne Mathison: August 17, 1973-August 11, 2014

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Keri Anne Mathison, 40, of Mount Blanchard, formerly of Delphos, OH passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born August 17, 1973 to Ronald and Joyce (Grothouse) Hilvers. Her father preceded her in death May of 1997. Her mother survives in Delphos, OH. Keri attended St. John High School. She graduated with her LPN from Stratford Nursing School in Findlay, OH. She was employed at St. Rita’s Medical Center and several nursing homes in the surrounding area. She was also a private duty nurse and a Mary Kay consultant. Keri was a Cub Scout Leader. She was on the EMS squad. Keri had a great sense of humor and always made those around her laugh.
Other survivors include two sons Tyler Mathison of Mount Blanchard, OH and Dakota Mathison of Delphos, OH, a daughter Kianna Mathison of Delphos, OH, two sisters Missy (Jeff Fleck) Poling of Spencerville, OH and Tina Lucas of Delphos, OH, three brothers Jack (Chuck Honingford) Hilvers of Delphos, OH, Ian (Lora Burgan) Hilvers of Lima, OH and Seth (Terry Steiner) Hilvers of Lakeview, OH, Godmother Cindy Schwinnen, maternal grandparents Robert H. (Luella) Grothouse, former husband, Rodney Mathison and special friend Shane Keckler. She was preceded in death by her father Ronald, Godfather Gene Schwinnen and paternal grandparents.
Funeral Services will be Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home with Father Ron Schock officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Union Bank Company for her children’s education fund.