Rosemary F. Kramer: September 19, 1922-June 20, 2016

Rosemary Kramer pictureRosemary F. Kramer, 93, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born September 19, 1922, in Ottoville to Gebhard and Mayme (Bohn) Gasser. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on April 10, 1948 to Ralph W. Kramer; he preceded her in death on October 16, 1982.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (Ron) Hoffman and Janet (Tom) Dunlap both of Columbus Grove, JoAnn (Roger) Schroeder of Glandorf; Daughter-in-law, Lora Kramer of Delphos; brother, Gebhard (Ruth) Gasser of Ottoville; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, John B. Kramer on January 23, 2016 and James Kramer on November 20, 1970; brother, Rudy Gasser and sisters, Wilma Gasser and Alma (Herman) Beckman.

Rosemary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and CL of C #40. She was a house wife and she enjoyed crocheting, gardening and playing cards.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 11:00 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A  CL or C service will be held at 3:00 p.m. and a parish wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Dorothy L. Rogers: May 28, 1924-April 28, 2016

angel 001Dorothy L. Rogers, 92, formerly of Inverness, Florida and Delphos, died on Thursday April 28, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital from surgical complications. She was born on May 28, 1924, in Erie County, Ohio, to John Terry and Lillian Smith Terry.

Dorothy was an LPN and spent a great deal of time devoted to her extended family in service to God, instilling much spiritual wisdom. Having spent her early years in an orphanage afforded her a great deal of perseverance and a love to serve others with integrity through the spirit of the Holy Ghost. Dorothy was a former member of First United Presbyterian Church of Delphos and former member of the Eastern Star.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Dow A. Rogers, and brothers, Melvin Terry and John Terry. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Rogers of Fostoria, Ohio; son Terry Rogers and his wife, Vicki of Brandon, Florida. Grandchildren, Jeff Rogers and his wife, Lori; Stephanie Astuto and her husband Brian; Brandon Rogers and his fiancé, Allison, Mike Rogers and his wife, Cathleen, her great-grandchildren, Justin McKinney, Alexis Rogers, Isaiah Astuto, Jonah Astuto, and Mason Rogers; Sister, Lynn Weiland and her husband Ed of Curtis, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. Reverend Harry Tolhurst will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church.

Betty L. Dickman: August 20, 1945-June 16, 2016

Betty Dickman pictureBetty L. Dickman, 70, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, June16, 2016, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center at 7:33 p.m. She was born August 20, 1945, in Delphos, to Charles and Mildred (Dunifun) Bilimek. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Dick L. Dickman on April 20, 1963; he preceded her in death on November 8, 2007.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Dickman of Delphos and Jason (Kelly) Dickman of Ft. Jennings; two daughters, Glenda (Jim) Esterline of Shiloh, Ohio and Julie (Mitchell) Mills of Delphos; four brothers, Tom (Oleta) Bilimek of Delphos, Bob (Betty) Bilimek of Maud, Texas, Carl (Linda) Bilimek of Delphos, and Harold (Nan) Bilimek of Delphos; eight sisters, Margaret Dixon of Van Wert, Norma (Ray) Bayless of Maud, Texas, Pat Naylor of CA, Doris Stuz of Van Wert, Judy (Nate) Wilder of Dayton, Cheryn (Don) Sidle of Van Wert, Cora (John) Theis of Delphos, and Kathy (Gig) Kimmett of Delphos; seven grandchildren, Shannon and Kayla Moreo, Alyssa (Brad) Lyons, Maddison and Lydia Dickman, Sarah (Josh) Tatum, and Travis (Sally) Esterline; and six great-grandchildren, Sheldyn Fetter, Jenna and Carson Tatum, and Ellie, Veda, and Jordie Esterline. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Leroy Bilimek.

Betty was a member of the Delphos Wesleyan Church in Delphos. Eagles # 471, and had worked at Huffy Manufacturing for 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, painting, quilting, fishing, Bingo, and going to garage sales, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Funeral services will be on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Wayne Prater will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Fort Jennings. Friends may call on Sunday June, 21, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

Walter L. Ostendorf: March 16, 1927 – June 13, 2016

Walter Ostendorf 001Walter L. Ostendorf, 89, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born March 16, 1927, in Ottoville to William and Emma (Millenbaugh) Ostendorf. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on December 30, 1950, to Bernice Vetter who survives in Delphos.

Walter is also survived by two sons, David (Margie) Ostendorf of Delphos and Dennis (Sandy) Ostendorf of Rockford, Il;  three daughters, Judy (David) Shatzer of Dallas TX, Deb (Jeff) Curry of Columbus, and Joanne (Dana) Wieman of Delphos.  He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren with three on the way.  Walter was preceded in death by three brothers, Art, Paul and Ralph Ostendorf; and two sisters, Helen Lause and Elinor Pokey. Walter worked for Clark Equipment for 34 years until they closed their doors.  He then worked for General Dynamics until he retired. He was also a past owner of Quick Clean and Econo Wash Laundromat in Delphos.  Walter served in WWII in the Army where he was a 1st Class Military Policeman.  He was an active member of the Delphos Veteran’s Council Burial Detail.  He was also a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the VFW, and the American Legion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home where a parish wake will be held at 7:30.  A private burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Dear John Michael Foundation. He is Walter’s 2 1/2 year old great-grandson who was recently diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Checks can be made to Dear John Michael Foundation, P.O. Box 81062, Midland, TX  79708.

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Mary Edwards: September 17, 1940 – June 11, 2016

Mary Edwards 001Mary (Donnersbach) Edwards, 75, of Clemmons, NC,  passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She was formerly of Forest, OH. and Spartanburg, SC.

She was born September 17, 1940, in Bucyrus, Oh to Philomena Donnersbach. She preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Kent L. “Bud” Edwards on October 6, 1961.  He preceded her in death on October 19, 2005.

She is survived by a son, Thomas (Lori) Edwards of Spartanburg, SC and a daughter, Kimberly (Kim) Flowers of Clemmons, NC.  She is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Kate Jackson.

Mary was a hairdresser and owned Mary’s Beauty Shop, a salon in Forest, for fifteen years.  She then was a stylist at the Lima Convalescent Home for fifteen years.  She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Winston Salem, NC and was a volunteer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  She was an auxiliary member of the Forest VFW and loved spending time with her family. She also loved to sew, knit, crochet, travel and golf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos.  Father Daniel Johnson will officiate.  Friends may call on Thursday, June 16, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane in Winston Salem, NC 27103 with a memo of Mary Edwards or St. Mary’s School in Shelby, OH.

 

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Betsy M. Stallkamp: January 16, 1959-June 6, 2016

Stallkamp, relay 001Betsy M. Stallkamp, 57, 0f Delphos, passed away on June, 6, 2016, at her residence. She was born January 16, 1959, to William Owensby and Sondra (Moyer) Wilson; her father is deceased, her mother is of North Carolina. In 1981, she was united in marriage to Daniel “Chopper” Stallkamp; he survives in Delphos.

Betsy is survived by her son, Jake Stallkamp of Delphos; daughter, Angela Stallkamp of Florida; two grandsons, Shane and Cain; 3 sisters, Judy Wilder of Florida, Brenda Goodrich of Florida and DeAnna (Gordo) Colin of North Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Suzal Stallkamp of Boulder, CO and Diana (Jerry) Carder of Huntersville, NC. She is preceded in death by her Father; Sister, Barbara Dyer and mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Valeta Stallkamp.

Betsy was a house wife who loved to babysit and spend time with children.  She will be remembered by her love of chalk art.  She spent endless hours with the children in the neighborhood, creating beautiful pictures and inspiring the kids along the way.   She enjoyed scrapbooking, watching and feeding the hummingbirds, sailing and spending time near the ocean.

Funeral services will be held at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.  Contributions can be made to the Relay for Life or Delphos Community Health Professionals.

Larry A. Topp: December 9, 1946-June 9, 2016

Larry Topp pictureLarry A. Topp, 69, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his residence. He was born December 9, 1946, in Lima to Herman and Mary (Saber) Topp. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Jill Sheeter on May 15, 1965; she survives in Westerville, OH.

Larry was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Westerville, OH, he was employed with Huffy Bicycle in Information Technology for 34 years and he retired from JP Morgan as a system analyst for 13 years. He loved being home and spending time with his wife on the back porch.

He is survived by four children, Shelly (Shane Tinch) Tolson of Celina, Patrick (Leigh) Topp of Carlisle, OH, Laura (Danny) Jenkins of Celina, and Andrea (Eric) Johnson of Newark, OH; two brothers, Daniel and David Topp; one sister, Joann Topp; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Thomas Gorman will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2-8 p.m., where a parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice Center.

Evelyn M. Weideman: March 31, 1927-June 9, 2016

Evelyn Weideman pictureEvelyn M. Weideman, 89, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born March 31, 1927, in Delphos to Clarence and Charlotte (Weathers) Himmeger. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Weideman on August 16, 1946, he preceded her in death.

Evelyn was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. She had worked at People’s National Bank as a teller for 16 years and then she worked for the Allen County Clerk of Courts for 14 years as a part time secretary.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Dave) Mayer of Delphos; a sister, Helen (William) Mullenhour of Delphos; two grandchildren, Matthew Mayer and Kristin (Brian) Koebel; four great-grandchildren, Georgia Mayer, Jordan, Colin, and Charlotte Koebel; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, infant brother Ivan Himmeger, Bernard Lee Himmeger, and Earl W. Himmeger.

Funeral services will be on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church or St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Robert J. Evans: August 22, 1941- June 7, 2016

picRobert J. Evans, 74, of Van Wert, passed away on June 7, 2016, at VanWert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born on August 22, 1941, in Van Wert to Raymond and Velma Irene (Brown) Evans; both preceded him in death.

On November 27, 1965, he was united in marriage to Margaret Stahlman of Van Wert.

Robert was a farmer, truck driver and an Army Vietnam Veteran.  He enjoyed riding horses, spending time with his grandchildren, camping and watching western movies.  He looked forward to his morning coffee with the guys at The Orchard Tree.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Michelle Evans of Van wert and Rachel (Kelly) Hofmann of Grover Hill; one sister, Carlene Gerdeman of Delphos; Brother, Wilbur (Judy) Evans of Delphos; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Sonya Gall;   sister, Margaret Kramer and Brothers, Jesse David, Larry Edgar Evans.

Services will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service.  The Delphos Veterans council will conduct military graveside rites following the service at the funeral home.  A private burial will be held at a later date.

Preferred donations can be made to the family or Middle Point Emergency Squad.

James David Good: October 7, 1964-June 5, 2016

James Good pictureJames David Good, 51, of Elida, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima. He was born October 7, 1964, in Lima to David W. and Anna M. (Stemen) Good. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Elida, along with his step-mother, Janet M. Good.

He is survived by four siblings, June (Carl) Hartman of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Rick (Leona) Good of Olathe, Colorado, Cheri Sandlin of Elida, and Steve Good of Elida, and 15 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dennis Sandlin.

He was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church, where he had a true passion for singing. He was self employed, where he drove truck, dump trucks and bulldozers.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Sharon Mennonite church in Elida with calling one hour prior to the service. John Brunk, Ron Bear, and Lyndon Hartman will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Mennonite Church.