Harold Wagner: February 3, 1931 – July 19, 2014

Wagner, Harold 001Harold Wagner , 83, died at 1:45 p.m. at Sarah Jane Living Center.
He was born February 3, 1931, in Delphos to Richard and Loretta (Gerdeman) Wagner, who preceded him in death. On June 16, 1956, he was united in marriage to Shirley Sue Pollock; she survives in Delphos. Harold is survived by one daughter, Marcia (Bob Jr.) McNamee of Delphos, 4 sons, Rodney(Karen) Wagner, Keith (Angel) Wagner, Paul (Sue) Wagner, and Kevin Wagner all of Delphos. He is also survived by two sisters, Grace Morris of Delphos and Helen (Richard) Nichols of IN, and a brother Ronald (Arlene) Wagner of Delphos. Other survivors include his sister-in-law Marilyn Wagner and sister-in-law Mary Wagner. He was preceded in Death by one brother, Ralph Wagner. He has 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Harold enjoyed collecting race cars, trains, carousels and loved going to the fairs all over the state of Ohio. He also enjoyed going to the circus. He religiously followed Delphos St. John’s Sports and made many scrap books for the different sporting teams. He was a member of Delphos St. John’s Catholic Church. He was employed at New Delphos Mfg for 37.5 years then worked for Federal Mogul for 5 years.
He was a sergeant in the United States Army. Visitation for Harold will be on Monday from 2-8 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Ron Schock officiating. The burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery where the Delphos Veterans’ Council will conduct military grave side rites following the service. The family has requested memorial contributions to be made the American Alzheimer’s Association or Heartbeat Hospice Center.
To leave condolences for the family please go to www.harterandschier.com.

Donald A. Siefker: November 26, 1932 – July 18, 2014

Siefker, Donald 003Donald A. Siefker, 81, died at 5:22 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1932, in Ottoville to the late Joseph and Valeria (Clemetz) Siefker. He was united in marriage to Shirley Mihm of Delphos on August 20, 1955, who survives in Delphos.
Donald worked for 32 years at Air-Foil Textron in Van Wert. He was a member of St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church. He loved to travel and camp and also loved to listen to blue grass music. Donald had a soft spots for his kitty cats.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Thompson of Navarre Florida, and five sons: Steven Siefker of Lima, Paul (Tammy) Siefker of Delphos, Mark (Robin) Siefker of Findlay, John Siefker (Donna Klinger) of Gomer, and Tom (Dorthea) Siefker of Delphos. Donald had 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Visitation will be on Monday, July 21, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or St. John’s Parish Foundation.
To leave condolences for the family please go to www.harterandschier.com.

Herbert I. “Herb” Jackson: January 12, 1948 – July 12, 2014

Herbert Jackson pictureHerbert I. “Herb” Jackson, 66, died July 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 12, 1948, in Lima to Lewis and Lottie McLaughlin Jackson, who preceded him in death. On June 19, 1976, he married Pamela Leidy, who died Jan. 8, 2006. Mr. Jackson was an avid Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed movies and music. His true passion was spending time with his grandchildren, especially their sporting events. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 144 in Lima. He retired from Sears as a manager after more than 20 years of service. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer (Ryan) Betts, of Lima, Kathleen (Aaron) Halsey, of Corona, California, and Kimberly Jackson, of Delphos; a sister, Rebecca Jackson, of Sun City, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Michael (Sally) Leidy, of Lima; a sister-in-law, Patricia (Dan) Meeks, of Lima; and five grandchildren, Garrett, Morgan, Madelyn, Andrew and Sarah. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the family.

Bonnie L. Stout: March 11, 1929 – July 3, 2014

Bonnie StoutBonnie L. Stout, 85, of Delphos, died at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born March 11, 1929, at home in Allen County, to the late Harley L. and Daisy D. (Downhour) Morris. She was united in marriage to Emmet Stout on Oct. 26, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1994. She was a very good seamstress and enjoyed crocheting. She was also a marvelous cook. She was a member of Harley Davidson Full Dresser and Touring Association. She was a homemaker and farmer and farmed alongside her husband Emmet her entire life. Survivors include two daughters: Carolyn (Ron) Rice and Patricia (Michael) Metcalfe, both of Delphos. She was Granny to five: Teri (Chris) Grothaus of Columbus Grove, Donald (Nikki) Rice of Delphos, Steven (Trisha) Jones of Convoy, Mark (Elaine) Rice of Pittsburg/Delphos, and Suzi (Roy) Kill of Delphos. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, with calling one hour prior to the service. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, July 7, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos or St. Rita’s Hospice.

Doris Virginia (Ross) Boberg: February 9, 1916 – July 2, 2014

Doris Boberg pictureDoris Virginia (Ross) Boberg, age 98 went to be with her heavenly father on July 2, 2014. She was born February 9, 1916, in Springfield, OH to Roy and Lavinia (Laager) Ross, both deceased. Doris was wed to Elvin G. “Jiggs” Boberg in Nov. 1946, he passed away on July 27, 1994. She retired from Trim Trends of Spencerville, and Quality Zinc Platers of Delphos.Doris was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Harry, and James Ross, and two sisters, an infant and Gladys Delaney. She is survived by six nephews, two nieces, one brother-in-law, and three sisters-in-law. Doris was a member of The First Assembly of God church, Delphos, and the VFW Auxiliary, Delphos post #3035. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The First Assembly of God church, Delphos, with Rev. Dan Eaton officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Assembly of God church, Delphos

Ted Albert Koenig: February 9, 1929 – July 2, 2014

Ted Koenig PictureTed Albert Koenig, 85, of Delphos died at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday at Vancrest of Delphos. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, at home in Spencerville to Gerald and Amy (Craft) Koenig, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 26, 1952, he married Norma Mox. They celebrated 61 years of marriage. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah (Robert H.) Trentman of Delphos; and a son, Lynn (Yvonne) Koenig of Delphos; a brother, Jim (Martha) Koenig of Spencerville; five grandchildren, Ryan (Melissa) Trentman, Aaron (Jennifer) Trentman, Alan (Lauren Rode) Trentman, Stephanie Koenig and Shelby Koenig; and four great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Garrett Trentman and Jacob and Caleb Trentman. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Edward Koenig; a brother, Don Koenig; and two sisters, Gerry Miller and Janet Evans. He was self employed and co-owner and manager of Ohio Electric Polishing Co. in Venedocia. He was an Army veteran serving 18 months in Korea. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, lifetime member of Spencerville Bowersock VFW #6772, lifetime member of the American Legion #178 in Van Wert, former member of the Delphos Club and member of Marv Herzog Polka Boosters. He was a 1947 graduate of Spencerville High School. His true passion was fishing, especially for walleye on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. He also had a great love for his farm. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Don Plescher officiating. Military graveside rites will be by the Spencerville Bowersock VFW #6772. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Herman Lehmkuhle: March 18, 1922 – June 26, 2014

Herman Lehmkuhle pictureHerman J. “Hammy” Lehmkuhle, 92, of Sun City Center, Florida, and formerly of Delphos, died at 7:18 p.m. Thursday at Southbay Hospital in Sun City Center. He was born March 18, 1922, in Delphos to John B. and Angeline (Wanstroth) Lehmkuhle, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 27, 1945, he married Rosemary T. Foust, who died on Aug. 5, 1986. He then married Ella Bohnlien on Sept. 30, 1990, and she died on June 22, 2010. Survivors include four sons, Thomas (Susan) Lehmkuhle of Newark, Frank (Jane) Lehmkuhle of Delphos, Roger (Terri) Lehmkuhle of Fairmont, West Virginia, and George (Penni) Lehmkuhle of Frostproof, Florida; two daughters, Arlene McCue of Toledo and Nora (Roger) Luersman of Fort Jennings; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Montanous “Jim” Lehmkuhle and Percival “Percy” Lehmkuhle; and a sister, Vinerva Perrin. Mr. Lehmkuhle was manager of Myers Cleaners, which included over 20 stores, for over 20 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a life member of the Elks in Van Wert and Eagles Aerie 471. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and was an avid Notre Dame fan, home of the Fighting Irish. He enjoyed listening to big band music. He also volunteered at the food pantry, driving the delivery truck at his local Catholic church in Florida, where he was very active for many years. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Ron Schock officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Elida. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Nadine J. Shrider: July 26, 1935 – June 27, 2014

Nadine Shrider PictureNadine J. Shrider, 78, of Delphos, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born July 26, 1935, in Delphos, to the late Boyd and Avanelle (Briggs) Myers. She was united in marriage to Bruce Cooper. He preceded her in death. She then married Donald Shrider, who preceded her in death in 1982. She was a member of the Delphos Wesleyan Church. She retired from I & K after 14 years of service. Survivors include three sons: Jeff (Linda) Ladd of St. Marys, Danny (Diane) Ladd of Cloverdale, Indiana, and Russ (Sue) Shrider of Delphos; a sister: Ann Young of Delphos; two brothers: Jerry (Faye) Myers of Pandora and John (Jeannette) Myers of Delphos; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be on Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior to the service at the Delphos Wesleyan Church. Pastor Wayne Prater and Pastor Pam King will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Wood Cemetery in Spencerville. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Association or Delphos Wesleyan Church.

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Schmelzer: June 3, 1925 – June 24, 2014

cloudsElizabeth M. “Betty” Schmelzer, 89, died at 7:50 a.m. June 24, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born June 3, 1925, in Allen County to Leonard and Alice M. Helt Maloney, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 28, 1946, she married Gerald H. Schmelzer, who died Nov. 30, 2002. Mrs. Schmelzer was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. She was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include three children: Thomas John (Clare) Schmelzer, of Bronson, Michigan, Joseph Michael Schmelzer, of Convoy, and Ann Elizabeth (Tim) Byrne, of Delphos; and three grandchildren, Christopher J. Schmelzer, Alisha A. Byrne and Colin T. Byrne. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret; and three brothers, Michael, Leonard and Daniel. A Mass will be offered at a later date. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Teachers Endowment Fund and for Masses.

Marie A. Etzkorn: December 3, 1919-June 21, 2014

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Marie A. Etzkorn, age 94, passed away at her son’s residence on Saturday, June 21, 2014. She was born December 3, 1919 in Ottoville, Ohio to George A. and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Martin. They both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Thomas Etzkorn on April 15, 1941. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1995.
Marie was a farmer’s wife. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Landeck, OH. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening. She truly loved a good game! Marie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and her family is her true legacy.
Survivors include two sons James (Terri) Etzkorn of Jacksonville, FL and Edward (Connie) Etzkorn of Delphos, OH; two daughters Rita Overholt of Durham, NC and Margaret (Terry) Reiter of Rolling Hills, CA; three sisters Irene Kill of Delphos, OH, Leona (Bill) Adams of Grover Hill, OH and Helen Cross of Delphos, OH; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Albert Martin, five sisters Frances Kroeger, Eleonora Grothouse, Catherine Miller, Jane Young and Viola Studenka.
Friends may call Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, OH. There will be a Parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Condolences can be left at www.harterandschier.com.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Church in Landeck, OH with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Landeck, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church: Maintenance Department.