2 – The Herald Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Vol. 143 No. 129
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
Larry E. BetzDoris E. SmithHilary J. ‘Fred’Friedrich
March 8, 1949 - Dec. 10, 2012
Larry E. Betz, 63, of Delphos, passed away at 3:30p.m. at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter on Dec. 10, 2012.He was born March 8,1949, in Lima, Ohio to ByronBetz and Mary (Kramer)Lowe, who preceded him indeath.On Sept. 22, 1978, he mar-ried Laura (Metzger) Betz,who survives in Delphos.Also surviving are 3 sons;Jason Betz of Lima, David(Mindi) Betz of Delphos andMichael Betz of Cincinnati;4 daughters; Kelly Betz-Haggard of Delphos, BobbiBetz of Lima, Jennifer (James)Betz-Grubb of Convoy andNicole Betz of Delphos; 14grandchildren, 1 great grand-child; step-mother Verno Betzof Adrian, MI and mother-in-law, Dorothy Miller of Delphos.He was preceded in deathby a son Larry Betz II.Mr. Betz was a CorrectionOfficer at Lima CorrectionalFacility. He then worked atTeleFlex.Mr. Betz graduated fromColumbus Grove in 1967. Heloved to fish, enjoyed all typesof sports and was an avidBears and Ohio State fan. Histrue love was his family andgrandchildren, for whom hetook great pleasure in babysit-ting. He was a member of St.John’s Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burialwill be held at 11 a.m. onFriday at Delphos St. John’sCatholic Church with FatherChris Bohnsack officiat-ing. Burial will follow inResurrection Cemetery.Family and friends may callfrom 2-8 p.m. on Thursdayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome. A wake service will beheld at 7:30.Memorial contribu-tions can be made to St.John’s Scholarship Fund,the American DiabetesAssociation or the AmericanHeart Association.
Oct. 6, 1926 - Dec. 10, 2012
Doris E. Smith, 86, of Spencerville, passed awayat 12:11 p.m. Monday at St.Rita's Medical Center follow-ing a sudden illness. She wasa resident of the RoselawnManor Nursing Home.She was born Oct. 6, 1926,in Jay County, Indiana, to GuyJ. and Dessie A. (Grile) Stults,who preceded her in death.On Dec. 15, 1945, she mar-ried John F. "Bud" Smith, whodied on Dec. 23, 2009.Survivors include twochildren, Steve (Pam) Smithof Spencerville and Cheryl(Patrick) Osting of Delphos;six grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Smith of Opelika,Ala.; Greg (Kelly) Smith of Dumas, Texas, Mike Prineof Spencerville, Carissa(Marc) Reinicke of Lima,Joseph (Krystall) Knepperof Defiance and MitchellPrice of Columbus; 10 great-grandchildren, Meagan andTyler Dietering, Alysa Smith,Hannah and Haylee Prine,Jesse Farley, Indiliza Reinicke,Karlina Reinicke and Briannaand Kelsie Day; a sister,Margaret (Fred) Reynolds of Anderson, Ind.; and a brother-in-law, Gerard Rodmaker of Marion, Ind.She was also precededin death by a son, ThomasSmith; three brothers, CecilStults, Glenn Stults and infantIrvin Stults; a sister, MarjorieRalston; brothers-in-law,Robert (Dottie) "Nub" Smithand Raymond "Ace" Smith;and a sister-in-law, NormaRodmaker.Mrs. Smith was a 1945graduate of the Portland HighSchool in Indiana. A home-maker, she enjoyed gardening,cooking and baking and play-ing cards.Funeral services will be at10:30 a.m. Thursday in theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. John G. Medaugh offici-ating. Burial will follow in theSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Wednesday at the funeralhome.Memorials may be madeto the Spencerville UnitedChurch of Christ.
Jan. 12, 1934Dec. 10, 2012
Hilary J. “Fred” Friedrich,78, of Middle Point, died at8:33 p.m. Monday at Van WertInpatient Hospice Center.He was born Jan. 12, 1934,in Delphos to Joseph and Rose(Carder) Friedrich, who pre-ceded her in death.He was married to Velma“Val” (Granger) Friedrich,who died Nov. 26, 1998.Survivors include chil-dren, Gary (Mary) Friedrichof Wetzel, Sherrie Friedrich of Van Wert and Cindy Friedrichof Fort Jennings; a brother,Edward (Janelle) Friedrichof Delphos; sisters, MargaretFischer of Delphos and Marilyn(Dick) Hemker of Findlay; and8 grandchildren and sevengreat-grandchildren.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters.Mr. Friedrich was a theformer caretaker at KingCemetery, Middle Point, andretired from Ryder TruckRental in Fort Wayne. He wasa truck driver at Hagen Mfg.,was a mechanic and worked inthe parts room at Fort WayneLeasing. He served in the USNavy Reserves for 8 yearsand was a member of theAMVETS Post 698, MiddlePoint.He was a member of St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch in Delphos and was avolunteer at the Middle PointFire Department for more than40 years. He was a past mem-ber of Van Wert County RabbitBreeders Assoc. and coachedMiddle Point Little League,ACME and Pony Leagues forboth boys and girls.Funeral services will beginat 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home &Crematory, Van Wert, the Rev.Stan Szybka officiating. Burialwill be in King Cemetery,Middle Point.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursdayat the funeral home.Preferred memorials are tothe Middle Point Fire Dept. orVan Wert Inpatient HospiceCenter.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 20s. Southwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny.Highs in the mid 40s. Southwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Highsin the mid 40s. Southwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Partlycloudy. Lows in the lower30s.
Cloudy.Chance of rain in the morn-ing, then rain likely in theafternoon. Highs in the mid40s. Chance of rain 70 per-cent.
Mostly cloudy. Rain likelythrough midnight, then chanceof rain after midnight. Lowsin the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.Corn $7.36Wheat $7.87Soybeans $14.71A girl, Nora Lynn, wasborn Dec. 8 to Justin andTracy (Burgei) VanBuskirk of Greenwich.Grandparents are JudyBurgei of Fort Jennings andthe late Mike Burgei and BobVanBuskirk of Greenwich andthe late Karen VanBuskirk.Great-grandparents areBetty Osting of Delphos andthe late Ed Osting and Orvilleand Ethel Burgei of Delphos.A boy, Olsen Scott, wasborn Dec. 4 to Brent andNicole Bruns of Perrysburg.He weighed 7 pounds, 12ounces and was 21 1/2 incheslong.He was welcomed homeby siblings, Olivia, Owen andOliver.Grandparents are Tony andDodie Bruns of Millbury andArnie and Margie Wienken of Delphos.A boy, Callen Patrick,was born Dec. 3 to Scott andKristie McCormick.He was welcomed home bya sister, Landen.Grandparents are Dave andKathy Rose and Pat and JulieMcCormick.Great-grandparents areBetty Rose and Ralph andBonnie Hemker.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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Pansy M., 85,of Spencerville, funeral ser-vices will begin at 11 a.m.Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville,Pastor James Fletcher offi-ciating. Burial will followin Spencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursdayat the funeral home, where anEastern Star service will beginat 8 p.m. Preferred memorialsare to the American BaptistWomen Assn. or St. Rita’sHospice.
A girl was born Dec. 10 toJessica and Toby Bidlack of Cloverdale.A girl was born Dec. 10to Jessica and Gregg Core of Elida.
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 34 degrees,low was 29. High a year agotoday was 42, low was 21.Record high for today is 59,set in 1946. Record low is -7,set in 1962.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec.12, the 347th day of 2012.There are 19 days left in theyear.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Dec. 12, 1787,Pennsylvania became the sec-ond state to ratify the U.S.Constitution.
On this date:
In 1870, Joseph H. Raineyof South Carolina becamethe first black lawmakersworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.In 1897, “The KatzenjammerKids,” the pioneering comicstrip created by Rudolph Dirks,made its debut in the NewYork Journal.In 1906, President TheodoreRoosevelt nominated OscarStraus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Strausbecame the first Jewish Cabinetmember.In 1911, Britain’s KingGeorge V announced duringa visit to India that the capi-tal would be transferred fromCalcutta to Delhi.In 1917, Father EdwardFlanagan founded Boys Townoutside Omaha, Neb.In 1925, the first motel —the Motel Inn — opened in SanLuis Obispo, Calif.In 1937, Japanese aircraftsank the U.S. gunboat Panayon China’s Yangtze River.(Japan apologized, and paid$2.2 million in reparations.)
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