PAYNE – Wanda E. Wan-nemacher, 92 of Payne, passedaway Tuesday, May 7 at VanWert Inpatient Hospice.Wanda was born on July 6,1920 in Zainesville, Ind., adaughter of the late Jess andGrace (Johnson) Tobias. OnJune 22, 1940, Wanda mar-ried John A. Wannemacher,who died Dec. 30, 1994.Wanda will be sadlymissed by her children,Harold of New Haven, Di-anne (George) Heymann of Orlando, Fla., Marsha(Michael) Baldea of Van Wertand Keith (Lisa) of Payne; asister, Doris Heckelman of Antwerp; nine grandchildren,25 great-grandchildren; and11 great-great-grandchildren.Wanda also was precededin death by her stepfather,Perry Jackson, and a sister,Rosalie Koenn.Wanda’s Mass of ChristianBurial was celebrated Tues-day, May 14 at Divine MercyCatholic Church, Payne. Shewas laid to rest at St. John theBaptist Catholic Cemetery.Dooley Funeral Home,Payne, was in charge of arrangements.Memorials are to Commu-nity Health Professionals,1155 Westwood Drive, VanWert, OH 45891.Condolences and fond mem-ories may be shared atwww.dooleyfuneralhome.com.
FREDERICK BLACK 1930-2013
PAYNE – Frederick H.Black, 83, of Payne, passedaway Friday, May 10 at hisresidence.Fredwas bornon Feb.17, 1930in VanWert, ason of thelateGertrudeMae (Tomlinson) and DonBlack. He proudly served inthe U.S. Army and The Na-tional Guard. He worked atBF Goodrich for 33 years, re-tiring in 1994. He was amember of Payne AmericanLegion Post 297. On Oct. 1,1955, he married JeanetteHoersten.Fred will be sadly missed by his wife, Jeanette; chil-dren, Susan Black and Julie(Ed) Stuart, both of Payne,Jeff (Kris) Black of FortWayne and Laura (Steve)Cox of Marysville; siblings,Charlotte (Gordon) Morganof Van Wert and Dean(Diane) Black of ColoradoSprings, Colo.; grandchil-dren, Emily, Jason and AdamBlack, Mina Cox and Eli Stu-art.Mass of Christian Burial is10 a.m. today, May 15 at Di-vine Mercy Catholic Church,Payne, with calling from 9-9:30 a.m. at Dooley FuneralHome. He will be laid to restat St. John the BaptistCatholic Cemetery.Memorials are to Masses,or Divine Mercy School or Payne EMS.Condolences and fond mem-ories may be shared atwww.dooleyfuneralhome.com.
Edith L (Devers) Grimes isfinally home and resting inthe loving arms of Jesus. Her journey home started May 28,1921 and ended 91 years 11months and 13 days later onSaturday, May 11, 2013.Preced-ing her onthe waywas her father andmother,Elmer andStella(Keck)Devers; her loving husband,Verlin Grimes; her sistersDonna in infancy, Irene(Mott) Bashore, Helen Bisselland Ruby Zartman; and her brothers, Ronald “Tuffy”,Roy, Paul “Ray”, Charles“Chuck”, James “Pete” andHerb Devers.Those remaining to cele- brate her life as well as re-member her many letters of encouragement and laughter are her many friends and fam-ily of two brothers, Glenn(Nick) Devers of Piqua andRichard (Dick) Devers of Cleveland; two sisters, Dene(Carter) Wilson of Port Char-lotte, Fla. and Norma Jean(Peg) Brown of Anacortes,Wash.; as well as her chil-dren, Nancy (Dave) Druley of St. Louis, Barbara (Bill) Ha-rader of Cape Coral, Fla. andBill (Margaret) Grimes of Defiance; her eight grandchil-dren; 13 great-grandchildren;and her two great-great-grandsons.Edith was a long timemember of the Zion UnitedMethodist Church of Grover Hill, the Cornerstone Churchof God, and the First Churchof God on Carter Road. Her works in the church and inlife were many and varied.But from starting as a nurse-maid and cleaning girl at theage of 13 for her grandfather,owning a restaurant, to retir-ing as a licensed practicalnurse at the Paulding Hospi-tal, she was faithful and per-sistent. All who knew her were touched in a specialway.Visitation will be at theSchaffer Funeral Home inDefiance on Friday, May 17from 3-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Satur-day.A homecoming celebrationand memorial service will beheld at the First Church of God on Carter Road on Satur-day, May 18 at 11 a.m. withthe Rev. Rick Rufenacht offi-ciating.Thank you to all for re-membering our mother. Me-morial donations may bemade to the Zion MethodistChurch of Grover Hill or totheFirst Church of God of De-fiance.Online condolences may bemade at www.schafferfh.com.
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souls, started following in-structions for baptism, so wewent in Jerry’s honor.We had surprise visitorsMonday evening. Our friendsTerry and Mary from Plain-field, Ind. stopped by to visit.They had their friend, Lor-raine, along who is a faithfulreader of this column. It wasa pleasure to meet her and toalso visit with Terry andMary again.My sewing machine andalso daughter, Elizabeth’s,were sold to us by Terry. Heis our fix-it man when weneed tune ups or repairingdone. In fact, while Terry washere, Elizabeth had him giveher machine a tune-up.Dandelion blooms arestarting to pop up here andthere which will soon put anend to the dandelion greensuntil next year. Once theflowers are blooming thegreens taste too bitter to use.Asparagus, rhubarbs andstrawberries will be the nextgoodies we look forward to.We have been having winter onions already. The horserad-ish is coming up nicely andalso we can see the tea plantscoming through the soil.Last night daughter Loretta,12, decided she will grill themeat for our supper. Son Ben- jamin, 13, helped her get the7 a.m. and the children justleft for school. My husband,Joe, has been at work severalhours already and daughter,Elizabeth, left for her job at5:15 a.m.Joe tilled part of the gardenlast night. Daughter Susan,17, and I, want to get somegarden planted today. Springis such a lovely time of theyear, but has a lot of work in-volved. Susan mowed our grass on Saturday for the firsttime this year. Last year wewere mowing in March al-ready due to the early springwe had.Congratulations go tonephew Noah and Ruby.They have set their weddingday for June 11. I have to helpcook at their wedding. Lookslike more sewing, but that’sone way of getting moredresses sewed for me which Ineed anyway.Ruby’s mother, Lydia, is mycousin, so it will be nice tovisit and work with somecousins at this wedding. Noahis Joe’s oldest sister MaryAnn’s son.Last week our horse Ginger gave birth to twin foals. Wewere disappointed that noneof them lived. We are anx-iously waiting on Itty Bit todeliver hers any day and hop-ing everything will be OK.Tomorrow night the fourthgraders will have their portfo-lio presentations and meetwith the middle school teach-ers. It is so hard to believeJoseph will be in middleschool next term. That willonly leave our 2 youngest :Lovina, 8, and Kevin, 7, in el-ementary.A reminder to us that timedoes not stand still. May weuse our time wisely in a waythat is pleasing to God andnot self.We attended church serv-ices in Indiana on Sunday. It’salways interesting to visitother communities and meetnew people. Joe is friendswith Jerry, one of the boys inthat church district. Jerry,along with four other younggrill going. Loretta grilled hotwings and hamburgers. I mademacaroni and cheese to go withthat. We also had homemade bread and cinnamon rolls that Imade earlier in the day. AlsoVerena, 15, made chocolatechip cookies and Loretta made peanut butter cookies after school.The sun is shining in theeast. Looks like a perfect day to plant the garden. I enjoy plant-ing and can go bare-footed inthe soft soil. The ground had been too cold so far. Lots of strawberry varieties to enjoythis time of year, perfect for this pie.
4 cups strawberries1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 cup water 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch3/4 cup sugar To 3 cups of whole berriesadd confections sugar and letstand 1 hour.Crush 1 cup berries and cook with water about 20 minutes.Sieve.Mix cornstarch with sugar and stir into berry juice. Cook until clear,stirring constantly.Fill cooled baked pie shellwith 3 cups berries. Pour par-tially cooled sauce over berries.Refrigerate. Spoon whippedcream around the edge of pie before serving.
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HICKSVILLE – Cooper Farms is proud to announcethe completion of their newest addition, Fox TailSow Farm. The new farmwill be home to just under 2,500 mother pigs, whichwill give birth to approxi-mately 1,300 baby pigs eachweek.Fox Tail is Cooper Farms’first venture into DefianceCounty, one which will pro-vide at least 11 new full-time jobs and useapproximately 90,000 bushels of corn purchasedfrom local farmers eachyear.“We are pleased to be en-tering into DefianceCounty,” said Eric Ludwig,Cooper Farms director of corporate development.“This is a great area, withwonderful neighbors and astrong sense of community.Building a farm in this areais something we havewanted for many years, sowe are excited to finally be-come a part of it and gainteam members from thisarea.”Fox Tail is among the firstof its kind in the area, utiliz-ing group pen gestation for sow housing and an innova-tive electronic feeding sys-tem. This system allows thesows to have free movementin a group setting, while providing individualizedfeeding information abouteach sow. The electronictags will provide informa-tion about how much eachsow is eating and drinking,allowing the farm team tostill tend to sows’ individualneeds.“This new housing andfeeding system is an innova-tive step forward,” saidTerry Wehrkamp, Cooper Farms director of live pro-duction. “It provides a spa-cious environment for thesows, but still allows us tohave the individualized in-formation we need to ensurethat each sow is healthy andgetting the proper nutrition.We have spent several yearstrying different group hous-ing and feeding methods atour farms, so we know thisis the best-fitting system allaround.”Cooper Farms made a point to work predomi-nantly with local businessesand contractors for the con-struction of the farm. Over 40 contractors took part inthe construction, doing any-thing from pouring concreteto electrical work.“The Cooper family hasalways tried to do thingslocal and give back to thearea any way they can,” saidBud Koenig, Cooper Farmsdirector of facilities andmaintenance. “We work alot with local contractorsand business to maintain our current properties, so it isonly natural to work withlocal individuals when building a new farm.”To protect the health of the animals and the teammembers, Fox Tail is ashower in/out farm, mean-ing that anyone entering the barns must fully shower toenter or exit, washing awayany bacteria or viruses thatmay have been carried ontheir clothing or body.The farm sits on approxi-mately 25 acres and will beable to provide natural fer-tilizer for 165 acres of crop-land.
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VAN WERT – The Van Wert County Hospital is pleased to wel-come Javier Pere, M.D. to the Sleep Center. He will replace Dr.Chang as medical director.Dr. Pere is board certified in pulmonary, sleep, critical care, andinternal medicine and will be treating patients with sleep disordersin Van Wert County Hospital’s state-of-the-art Sleep Center facil-ity. His office will be located in Suite 109 of the Van Wert HealthCenter, and he will be available to meet with patients everyWednesday. For more information or to schedule an appointmentwith Dr. Pere, call 419-232-5281 or visit VanWertHospital.org.
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