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The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

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POSTED: 12/28/10 at 3:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Info

Janice C. Waters, 77, of Van Wert, passed away at 4:21 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert.

Janice C. Waters

Janice C. Waters

She was born December 12, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Robert and Jansie (Licht) Scranton, who both preceded her in death. On April 27, 1963, she married Richard G. “Dick” Waters, who survives in Van wert.

Other survivors include three children, Richard G. (Sandy) Waters Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ted (Robin) Waters of Van Wert, and Linda (Juan) DeJesus of Racine, Wisconsin; a brother, Richard (Peggy) Scranton of Chester, South Carolina, and eight grandchildren, Emma and Anna Waters, Amanda and Nicholas Waters, and Isabella, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Daniel DeJesus.

A brother, Robert Scranton; and one sister, Jean Kramer, also preceded her in death.

Janice was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Janice was an active volunteer with Twig III, Community Health Professionals, and the United Methodist Women. She also served on the Van Wert Zoning Board of Appeals.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Gus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Preferred memorials: Twig III, United Methodist Women or Community Health Professionals-Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/15/17 at 2:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Alfred R. “Al” Foust, 67, of Payne, passed away at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011He was born September 9, 1949, in Van Wert, the son of Bruce Foust, who preceded him in death, and Frieda O. (Balliet) Foust, who survives.

Other survivors include two stepchildren, Mick (Laura) Proxmire and Bill (Kim) Proxmire, both of Columbus; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mohr Cemetery in rural Van Wert County.

There will be no visitation.

Preferred memorials: Donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/15/17 at 2:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

George A. Wienken, 93, of Landeck, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born August 18, 1923, in Landeck, the son of Othmar and Theresa (Etzkorn) Wienken, who both preceded him in death. On May 29, 1948, he married the former Violeta Siefker, who died October 13, 2011.

Survivors include a daughter, Margie (Art) Schmersal of Ottoville; two brothers, Leon Wienken of Van Wert and Herman (Nell Jean) Wienken of Venedocia; four sisters, Mary Siefker, Agnes Wienken, and Claire Wienken, all of Delphos, and Frances Wienken of Spencerville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Gerald Wienken; two daughters, Dorothy Wienken and Arlene Bockey; three brothers, Paul Wienken, James (Marilyn) Wienken, and Arnold Wienken; two sisters, Rose Hart and Loretta Becker; and a sister-in-law, Rovena Wienken, also preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 16, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, with Father Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake will be held 7:30 that evening.

Preferred memorials: American Heart Association or the National Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.harterandschier.com.

POSTED: 01/13/17 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Earl J. Siebert, 98, of Celina, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his residence.

He was born October 22, 1918, the son of Edward and Alvena (Luth) Siebert, who both preceded him in death. On August 16, 1958, he married the former Audrey Visser, who survives in Celina.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Other survivors include three children, Steven (Linda) Siebert, Sandra (Stephen) Heckler, and Donna (Lee) Post, all of Celina; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 16, at St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell, with Pastor Karen Tammoria officiating. Burial will follow in Buck Cemetery in Celina.

Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials: To the church of State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at http://ketchamripley.com.

POSTED: 01/12/17 at 10:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jo Louise Mosier, 81, of rural Ohio City, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

She was born January 14, 1935, in Mercer County, the daughter of Creighton and Ada Margaret (Nichols) Zeigler, who both preceded her in death. On September 28, 1957, she married Robert E. Mosier, who died January 11, 2014.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Clint E. and Amy Mosier of Bluff City, Tennessee; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy J. (Kent) Kundert of Ohio City; three brothers, Tom (Nancy) Zeigler of Troy, Paul (Polly) Zeigler of Dublin, and Bill (Gloria) Zeigler of Montezuma; two sisters, Mary (Art) Finnegan of Indian Lake and Carol (Harold) Welker of Troy; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Gamble of Van Wert.

Two brothers, Jim Zeigler and David Zeigler; and a sister, Phyllis Gamble, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 16, at Kingsley United Methodist Church, 15482 Mendon Road, Van Wert, with the Rev. Wayne Kargas officiating. Burial will follow the services in Mendon Cemetery.

Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center or Kingsley United Methodist Church

Condolences may be expressed at cowanfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 01/12/17 at 3:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ned Eugene Dull, 93, currently a resident of Springboro, but also a longtime resident and business owner in Van Wert, passed away at 1 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

He was born October 18, 1923, in Ohio City, the son of Eugene Arthur and Faye Leona (Dudgeon) Dull, who both preceded him in death. On January 29, 1944, he married the former Margaret Irene Stahl, who died August 8, 1991.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Survivors include four daughters, Deborah (Jack Jr.) Frysinger of Naples, Florida, Rebecca (Kim) Davis of Columbus, Cindy (Gary) Kline of Springboro, and Kathie (Pat) Lewis of Grove City; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 16, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, with Father Donald Davison, a close family friend, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, with graveside military honors rendered by combined units of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, both of Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 that evening.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Masonic Temple.

Condolences may be expressed at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 01/11/17 at 10:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Linda Ann “Ann” (Evans) Carter of Van Wert passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, after living 10 years with cancer.

She was born July 3, 1944, in Washington Court House, the daughter of Joseph H. and Evelyn M. (Gerhardt) Evans, who both preceded her in death. On May 27, 1967, she married Don T. Carter, who survives in Van Wert.

Other survivors include four children, Samuel L. Carter of Beloit, Wisconsin, Karen L. (Todd) Wise of Chillicothe, Gail M. (Gregg) Eibling of Van Wert, and Matthew D. (Ashli) Carter of London (Ohio); 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five siblings, J. Michael Evans, J. Steven Evans, Phillip R. (Diane) Evans, Martha L. Klingshirn, snd Rose M. (Douglas) Williams; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 13, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, where a Rosary service will be held at 7:45 that evening.

Preferred memorials: To the Mike Chesbro family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/11/17 at 10:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James B. Jones, 78, of Middle Point, passed away at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born April 25, 1938, in Van Wert, the son of James Marvin and Laura (Christen) Jones, who both preceded him in death.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Survivors include two daughters, Laura Doss of Van Wert and Jenifer Jones of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and a sister, Alice Northrup of Van Wert.

Private family funeral services will be conducted.

There will be no visitation.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, c/o Community Health Professionals, 1179 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891.

Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/10/17 at 2:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Terry G. Warren Sr., 53, of Van Wert, passed away at 7:36 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert.

Terry G. Warren Sr.

Terry G. Warren Sr.

He was born June 24, 1963, in Long Beach, California, the son of Willie R. and Carol Elaine (McAlexander) Warren, who both preceded him in death. He married Tina M. Warren, who died May 23, 2016.

Survivors include three children, Forrest (Charity Smith) Houseworth III of Van wert, Elise A. Warren of Cleveland, and Lacey N. Warren of Van Wert; a  brother, Daryl Warren of Huntington Beach, California; one sister, Lois Chavez of South Gate, California; and five grandchildren, Zander, Hayden, Rayven, Gavin, and Page.

A son, Terry G. Warren; one brother; and a granddaughter, Trinity, also preceded him in death.

Terry was the owner of TNT Tattoos of Van Wert. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1320 in Van Wert.

Private family services will be conducted.

There will be no visitation.

Preferred memorials: Donor’s choice.

Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/09/17 at 10:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Charles E. R. York, 74, of Van Wert, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born January 1, 1943, in Greencastle, Indiana, the son of Max T. and Anna Marie (Aubrey) York, who both preceded him in death.

On November 28, 1962, he married Linda York, who also preceded him in death.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Survivors include five children, Gary (Karen) York of Shade, Brenda (Dave) Burger, Diane York, and Clint (Casey) York, all of Van Wert, and Steve (Judy) York of Ray; two brothers, Frank (Mary) Sanford or Riverside, California, and Max (Bonnie) York of Convoy; a sister, Wanda “Judy” (Marion) Vibbert of Convoy; one sister-in-law, Donna York of Van Wert; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Keith York, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, with the Rev. James Klausing officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, with graveside military honors rendered.

Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 01/09/17 at 10:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries