Gertrude “Gert” L. Gilden: January 12, 1923-September 11, 2014

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Gertrude “Gert” L. Gilden, 91, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos. She was born January 12, 1923 in Gomer, OH to Guy and Carrie (Strubel) Hasson. Both preceded her in death.

On December 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to Warren N. Gilden. He preceded her in death July 17, 1976.

Gertrude was a homemaker. She was also a bookkeeper and payroll clerk for Pillsbury Mills and ACME Photo Company. She volunteered at St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Interfaith Thrift Shop for many years. She loved to read and tend to her flower gardens. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Delphos. She was an Eastern Star of the 26th Order member for over 50 years.

She is survived by one son, Jerry (Teresa) Gilden of Delphos; one daughter, Kerrie (Phil) Harrison of Spencerville, OH; five grandchildren: Megan Gilden, Jenna Gilden, Erik Jettinghoff, Wes (Bryttany) Harrison, and James Harrison; one great grandchild, Dalton Harrison; a niece, Denise (Dan) Cook of Gomer, OH; and other several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers: Victor, Paul, Cloyd, Reuben “Bud”, Donald “Don”, and Guy; and three sisters: Dorothy Koch, Geneva “Neva” Leis, and Nina Barnes.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to services. Pastor Andrew Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Funeral services may be viewed online at www.harterandschier.com at the time of the service (password: webcast9).

Friends and family may pay their respects on Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s in her name.

Edwina “Kay” Prine: April 16, 1961 – September 10, 2014

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Edwina “Kay” Prine, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 16, 1961, in Lima to Paul Lehmkuhle, Sr. of Ft. Jennings and Patti Martin of Lima. On July 8, 1978, she was united in marriage to Rodney Prine who survives in Lima.
She is survived by two daughters, Summer (Matt) Rora of St. Mary’s and Sabrina Gallaspie of Lima; one son, Nate Prine of Ada; two brothers, David (Mindy) Lehmkuhle of KY, and William Lehmkuhle of Delphos; five sisters, Penny Watkins of Lima, Pam (Jim) Geckle of Elida, Paula (Don) Cox of Columbus, JoEllen Gross of Gilboa, and Irene (Ron) Sheets of Lima; five grandchildren: Trever and Christian Triplett, Skylynn Prine, and Dakota and Savannah Gallaspie. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Lehmkulhle, Jr.
Kay was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Lima. She was also a member of the Eagles #370. She was a driver for the Allen County RTA and had driven school buses for both Bath and Shawnee Schools. She enjoyed camping and collecting angels.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos, OH with Father Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery in Middle Point, OH. Friends and family may call Friday, September 12, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or her family.

Dorothy (Cross) Diltz Kohler: July 5, 1920 – September 9, 2014

Dorothy Kohler pictureDorothy (Cross) Diltz Kohler, 94, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Van Wert Manor in Van Wert, OH.
She was born July 5, 1920, in Delphos to Daniel and Opal (Carmean) Cross. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Gerald Diltz who preceded her in death; she then married Clarence Kohler. He also preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Janett (Ronald) Moreo of Delphos, Etta Bell (Richard) Culp of Delphos, Elaine Rose (Rick) Moore of Delphos, and Retha Mae (Harold) Cox of Middle Point; a half brother, Roger (Shirley) Diltz of Delphos; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several step children, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and two sisters, Donna Belle Cross and Fairy Etta (George) Sterling.
Dorothy had worked for Huffy Manufacturing in Delphos, retiring after twenty plus years. She was a member of the Eagles #471 in Delphos. Dorothy loved sewing, playing bingo, and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at Harter & Schier Funeral Home on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Gary Fish will be officiating. Burial will be on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery. To view funeral service online, please visit harterandschier.com at the time of the service (Password: webcast9). Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday September 12, 2014, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Donor’s Choice
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Loretta Parsons: May 16, 1938-September 9, 2014

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Loretta M. Parsons, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her residence in Spencerville, OH.
She was born May 16, 1938, in Shumway County in Effingham, IL to Truman Eli and Edith Hollie (Tarrant) Rentfro. Both preceded her in death. On June 11, 1955, she was united in marriage to Melvin J. Parsons, who survives in Spencerville.
She is also survived by one of daughter, Brenda S. Shinn of Delphos, OH; two of sons, Allen R. Parsons and Melvin L. (Debra) Parsons both of Spencerville, OH; three sisters, Deloris Koester of Illinois, Barbara Elliott of Utah, and Linda Mast, of Indiana and a sister-in-law Janet Rentfro of Indiana; three brothers, Lenord (Bonnie) Rentfro of Utah, Jim (Bonnie) Rentfro of Texas, and Larry (Angie) Rentfro of Illinois; ten of grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Mark Wayne Parsons, daughter Barbara Kent, brother Don Rentfro, a brother in law Clifford, two sons in law Joseph U. Kent and Randy Shinn.
Loretta was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Lima, OH. She was a homemaker. She was a very talented with her sewing. She enjoyed genealogy. Her true passions in life were her church, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Harter & Schier Funeral Home Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with calling one hour prior. President Michael Bissegger will be officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. To view funeral service online, please visit harterandschier.com at the time of the service (Password: webcast9). Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family’s choice.

Norma J. “Nukker” Pohlman: August 19, 1934-September 8, 2014

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Norma J. “Nukker” Pohlman 80, of Delphos, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, with her son Dale by her side at his residence in Delphos. She was born in Lima on August 19, 1934 to Marcus and Lauretta (Beining) Miller who preceded her in death. On May 5, 1956 she was united in Marriage to Gordon (Gordie) Pohlman who passed away on August 13, 1995.
Her survivors include five sons: Rick (Darlene) Pohlman, Dan (Roberta) Pohlman, David “Spock” Pohlman and Dale Pohlman all of Delphos, and Brian (Melissa) Pohlman of Van Wert; two daughters, Vickey (Ed) Fischer and Shirley (Perry) Wiltsie both of Delphos; two sisters, Carol (Hubert) Byrne and Pam Schnipke; sister-in-law Jeanette (Henry) Schweller; eight grandchildren: Leslie (Jeff) Klaus, Matthew (Kristina) Pohlman, Ryan Fischer, Kristie (Ryan) Jones, Perry Wiltsie Jr., Andrew Wiltsie, Kaitlin Pohlman and Alyssa Boberg; two step-Grandchildren: Jason (Nicole) Fischer and Jessica (Chad) Vorst; 10 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. Nukker is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers-in-law Richard Pohlman and Virgil Schnipke, sister-in-law Sara Pohlman.
Mrs. Pohlman was a homemaker and in her earlier years worked at Vancrest as a housekeeper. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Ottoville High School. She enjoyed jumbo puzzles and crocheting. She was very supportive to her family and truly enjoyed bringing lunch to her boys on the farm.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos with Father Daniel Johnson and Father Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier funeral where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or American Lung Association.

Stanley Mozingo: December 22, 1958 – September 3, 2014

stanleymozingo2Stanley Mozingo, 55, of Ohio City, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born December 22, 1958 to William and Jacqueline (Seekings) Mozingo. On June 30, 1989, he was united in marriage to Sandy (Hart) Mozingo who survives in Ohio City. They had been married 25 years. He is also survived by two daughters, Tiffany (Craig Schnipke) Mozingo of Van Wert, and Sadie Mozingo of Ohio City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Stanley was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Van Wert. He was also a member of the American Legion. He loved to camp, fish, and hunt for arrowheads. Stanley especially loved being with his family spending time with his daughters, nieces and nephews. He worked with challenged adults as a part of home health care. Stanley had also served in the United States Army.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Harter and Schier Funeral home. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery following the mass where the military graveside rites will be conducted by Ohio City American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
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 fiancé 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.
Andrea was a 1993 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School. She worked at Bellman’s for several years and also for Schnipke Engraving. She was a huge animal lover. She treasured her pets: fox, Ziggy; cat, Cougar; and dogs Bella, Rusty, Miley and Mishka.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos, OH with Father Dave Reinhart officiating. 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 & Schier Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A special note for those who may have a favorite picture of Andrea. Her family requests that you bring it, and share it with them during visitation hours!
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.