Helen M. Remlinger, 83, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert Ohio. She was born July 7, 1932 in Delphos to Raymond and Florence (Geise) Lindeman. She was united in marriage to William T. “Bill” Remlinger on July 24, 1952; he preceded her in death on February 8, 2009. She is survived by three sons, Walter (Butch) Remlinger of Delphos, William T. (Ted) Remlinger (Kitty) of Springfield, Ohio, Tom (Ann) Remlinger of Fishers, IN; and four grandchildren, Robert, A.J., Rachel and Morgan; Brother, Norbert Lindeman of Delphos, Sister, Ruth (Joe) Ottenweller of Hoagland, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Alfreda (Fritz) Wieging; brother-in-law, Bill Wieging; sister-in-law, Pat Lindeman, and many nieces and nephews. Helen worked at Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, Remlinger Drug Store and Ace Hardware, all in Delphos. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Delphos Green Thumb Garden Club. She was a 1950 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School. She was an avid card player and enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club, and other card games with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed gardening, travel, raising her three sons, puzzles and spending time with her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11am at St. John’s The Evangelist Catholic Church, Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery. Friends and family may call Monday February 8, 2016 from 3 – 8 P.M. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a parish wake to begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation or Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (www.CurePC.org).
Marlin Lloyd “Bob” Betts I, 83, of Lima, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Lima, OH. He was born December 21, 1932, in Putnam County, to Carl E. and Beulah (Smith) Betts. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Hunt Oliver Betts on June 21, 1993, she survives in Lima. He is survived by six sons; Robert (Marianne) Betts of Lima, Larry Betts of Kenton, Curtis (April) Betts of Lima, Allen (Kristen) Johnson of Idaho, Marlin Lloyd Betts II of Venedocia, and James Oliver of Lima; six daughters, Angie (Bill) Swinehart of Lima, Carmen Betts of Maine, April (Dave) Maitlen of Lima, Rachel (Derek) Richardson of Lima, Marlene (Travis) Jones of Lima, and Tierra Oliver of Lima; one sister, LaDean Krontz of Columbus Grove; mother-in-law, Alice L. Hunt “Mom”; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Kim Whitehurst; grandson, Christopher Betts; and two sisters, Wilma Jean Martz and Shirley Matson; two brothers, Carl Betts Jr. and Donald Betts. Marlin worked at the refinery, where he was known as Sergeant Betts, in the security department for 12 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles. He enjoyed horse racing, gambling, fishing, working puzzles, gardening, hunting, cooking, Reds baseball, and also enjoyed boxing in his younger years. He could build things out of anything and if something was broken he could fix it. He always gave out fireball candies and he liked to exercise and lift weights daily. Occasionally he loved to have rum and coke, but most of all he loved the time spent with his family. Some of his favorite sayings were, “You can’t dance and it’s too wet to plow”, and “Everybody love everybody”. Marlin was in the Marine Corps., Army, and Navy. At the age of 14 he fudged his age so he could serve his country during WWII, later he served in the Marines for three years, that being his proudest military accomplishment. After serving as a Marine he finished serving in the Navy in Tele-Type Crypto repair with top secret clearance for over 15 years with more than five years overseas, retiring in 1983. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa River Cemetery in Rimer, OH. with military grave rights by the Delphos Veterans Council. Visitation will be on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Nicholas Walter Brian “Fred” Poling, 23, of Elgin, went home to be with the Lord and his “twin” cousin Michael Quinn Young and Uncle Brian Poling, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at his residence. He was Born on November 10, 1992, in Coldwater, to Brendan and Jennifer (Meyer) Poling, both survive in Elgin. Nicholas is survived by his parents; three brothers, Nathan Christian Alexander, Noah Isaac David, and Nevin Aaron Matthew Poling, all at home; grandparents, Frank and Carolyn (Schwinnen) Meyer Sr., Charles Good, Barbara Good, and Walter Poling; great-grandfather, James Courtney; aunts and uncles, Glen and Mary (Meyer) Young, Frank and Samantha Meyer Jr., David and Mandi Meyer, Ronald and Sarah (Meyer) Miller, Colin Good, Kevin and Heather (Poling) Matthews, and Meghan Good; great-aunt, Judith Schwinnen, he is also survived by Mark and Kelly Buening and Bob Miller, whom he thought of as grandparents. Nicholas was preceded in death by his “Twin-cousin”, Michael Quinn Young; uncle, Brian Poling; great-grandparents, Walter and Margaret (Vondran) Schwinnen, and great-grandmother, Anna Courtney. He attended Parkway high school and graduated from Vantage Vocational School in 2011. While there he was a member of the F.F.A. and received numerous outstanding welding awards. He was a former employee of CAPT in Celina. He loved working on cars, tractors, and lawn mowers. He could fix any kind of vehicle and often did, many for his friends. His special love was his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and his truck. Nicholas’s dogs, Elliott and Millie, were also important to him. He often loaded Elliott in his truck and went to Rural King in Van Wert; there the two of them would do errands as dogs are allowed in the store. Over the last two years Nicholas battled serious health problems. Being a fighter and strong person, he fought them with courage and determination. He will be missed by his family, numerous friends, and his animals. Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Ingrid Stoller, 71, of Van Wert, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born on May 20, 1944, in Germany. She is survived by one son, Karsten Stoller, of Van Wert. She is also survived by one sister and one niece, both of Germany. Ingrid achieved her Masters Degree in cosmetology and spent many years travelling to women’s homes to do their hair. For 13 years Ingrin was a foster parent to almost 50 children through the Marsh Foundation where she received many awards for being the Foster Parent of the Month and Foster Parent of the Year. Through the Marsh Foundation, Ingrid had the pleasure of driving children to various appointments and events for nearly four years. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. There will be no funeral and burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Norma A. Fields, 85, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born May 16, 1930, in Lafayette, OH to Wilbur and Charlotte May Fields. Both preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Marjorie (Gerald) Shaw of Lima; nieces, Patricia Heidkamp and Stacie Acevado; nephews, Kevin Shaw, Steven Fry, and Landon Heidkamp. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Warren Fields and sister, Kayleen Wehner. Norma had attended Dola School and graduated from Mt. Victory School as class valedictorian on May 16, 1948. She was a recipient of the National Methodist Scholarship and graduated from the University of Chattanooga, TN with a bachelor’s degree in teaching in June 1952. She worked for the Tennessee Valley Association and taught at Harrison School. After returning to Ohio, she taught at Marion, OH, Perry Schools, and later earned her Master’s degree in teaching from Ft. Wayne, Indiana University. She retired from Elida Elementary School. Services will be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Reverend Harry Tolhurst will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in West Minter, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Donor’s Choice.
John B. Kramer, of Delphos, passed away on January 23, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on July 9, 1954, to Ralph and Rosemary (Gasser) Kramer. His dad preceded him in death, his mother is of Delphos. On August 21, 1982, John was united in marriage to Lora L. Van Pelt, she survives in Delphos.
Survivors include one daughter, Aimee (Scott Stevens) Kramer of Westchester; 3 sons, Steven (Melissa) Krendl of Upper Arlington, William Kramer of Delphos and Kevin (Amber) Kramer of Findlay; 3 sisters, Marilyn (Ronald) Hoffman of Columbus Grove, Janet (Tom) Dunlap of Columbus Grove and JoAnne (Roger) Schroeder of Glandorf; 3 grandchildren, Landon Krendl and Lydia and Ellie Kramer. John was preceded in death by his brother, James Kramer.
John retired from Federal Mogul in the maintenance department after more than 42 years of service. John was very proud of the fact that he was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of Delphos St. John’s, the Eagles, VFW, United Steel Workers, Knights of Columbus, Foresters and had been on the Board for the United Equity. He enjoyed fishing trips and playing cards. His true pleasure in life was supporting and spending time with his family.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father George officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral home with a parish wake at 7:30. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation.
Ruth M. Osting, 89, of Middle Point, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. She was born December 2, 1926 at home in Fort Jennings to Edmund and Ann (Lucke) Rekart. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Urban Osting in 1950; he preceded her in death on September 8, 1997. She is survived by three daughters, Karen (Scott) Church of Kettering, OH, Bernice (Robert) Hammons of Delphos, and Sharon (Robert) Jacobs of Sidell, Louisiana; two sons, Vernon (Steven Boswell) Osting of Palm Springs, CA and Alfred Osting of Van Wert; seven grandchildren, Bradley (Emily) Church, Erin Church, Kristin (Adam) Sawmiller, Brian Hammons, Travis (Tricia) Osting, Todd (Kelbi) Osting, and Emily Osting; two great-grandchildren, Henry Church and Kenzie Sawmiller; four sisters, Arleen Peters of Ottoville, Catherine Miller of Delphos, Vivian Hines of Elida, and Carol Michel of Toledo. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Rekart and three brothers-in-laws, Arnold Peters, Herbert Miller, and Bernard Hines. Ruth was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a home maker and was an avid baker, baking various baked goods, but especially pies donating them to various causes. She enjoyed sewing for family and friends. She was an enthusiastic gardener, canning a lot of the fruits of her labor. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters, but most important was spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center.
Donald Jene “Gray Fox” Moore, 82, of Delphos, went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2016 at 1:12 a.m. He was born on December 24, 1933 to Calvin and Ida (Stahl) Moore, when he was five his mother married George Moore, who raised him and that’s the dad he loved dearly. Both parents preceded him in death. On October 18, 1952, he married Norma Prine who was the love of his life for over 63 years. She still survives along with their seven children, Rick (Elaine) Moore, Judy (Gary) Mack, Bonnie (Danny) Osting all of Delphos, Randy Moore, Jamie (Cristal) Moore of Grover Hill, Donald Jay (Ellen) Moore of Ottoville, and Steve (Lesley) Moore of Middle Point. Don also leaves behind his sister, Judy Moore of Grover Hill, 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his half brothers, Richard and Mike Moore. Don was a former member of The Delphos Bass Club, The Delphos Coon and Sportsman Club, Delphos Go-Cart Association, and Delphos C.B. Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, NASCAR, Texas Hold em, and making wood crafts, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955, where he was a boiler tender on the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge. He served on the Delphos Police Force and retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad after 33 years of service. He also enjoyed doing carpentry jobs on the side. He attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist church until recently when he and Norma moved back to Delphos, and when his health permitted he attended the Delphos Christian Union Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00p.m., with viewing from 12:00p.m. until the time of the service at the Delphos Christian Union Church, where there will be Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Pastor Gary Fish, Pastor Terry Porter, and Pastor Glen Prine will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Christian Union Church or the Dayton Veterans Association.
Patricia L. (Schwanderman) Shively, age 78, passed away at 5:18pm on Monday, January 11, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones. Patricia was a 1955 graduate of Continental High School, she was co-owner of Jim and Paul’s Mobile Home Sales and a homemaker. She loved fishing, casinos, lottery tickets, mushroom hunting, spending time with family and friends, and watching her grandsons compete in sporting events. Patricia was born on May 18, 1937, in Paxton, Illinois to Elza Schwanderman (died May 2004) and Viola (Rhodes) Leidy (died November 1992). She was married on February 14, 1960, to Paul Shively (died April 1992). She is survived by her daughter Tami (Shively) Gehr, grandchildren, Walter (Gabby Hook)Gehr, Garrett (Ashley Stechschulte) Gehr and Gabriel (Arpita Kundu) Gehr; brother, Gene (Connie) Leidy; and longtime friend Patricia Bitters. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Spencerville Cemetery. Reverend David Howell will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family or St. Rita’s Hospice.
Marcia A. Miehls, 74, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. Marcia was born June 7, 1941 at home in Delphos to Carl and Agnes (Reinemeyer) Ditto. Both preceded her in passing. She was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Miehls on April 23, 1960 in Delphos, Kenneth passed away on March 16, 2011, after 50 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Don Harr) Miehls of Elida; sister, Glenna Kelly of Holgate, OH; four grandchildren, Steven Miehls Jr., Matthew Miehls, Amber (Keith Courtney) Hall, and Adam Miehls; four great-grandchildren, Julia, Blake, Bentley, and Maddie; and three sister-in-laws, Ruth Ditto of Delphos, Norma Ditto of Landeck, and Louise Pohlman of Ottoville. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Miehls, four brothers, Donald (Irma) Ditto, James Ditto, Francis Ditto, and Dennis Ditto; sister, Doris (Woodrow) Mullenhour; and brother-in-law, Franklin Kelly. Marcia was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, VFW Ladies Aux. #3035, Eagles #471, CL of C council #40, and was a 1959 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. She retired from The Delphos Herald after 37 years of service and was also a home maker. She enjoyed her family at beautiful Rose Lake, for over 40 years, but her true passion was the love she shared with her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation or St. Rita’s Hospice.