At 11:54 p.m. Friday, Delphos Police and FireDepartment were called to the 300 block of South MainStreet in reference to a fire at the rear of a residence in thatarea. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the homeownerwho advised that a subject known to the resident had beenat that location and an argument had occurred. Shortlyafter the argument, the subject went outside and returnedseveral minutes later. Delphos Fire Department put the fireout. The case remains under investigation.At 7:16 a.m. Thursday, Delphos Police were called tothe 500 block of East Third Street in reference to a theftfrom a motor vehicle at a residence in that area. Uponofficers’ arrival the victim stated that sometime in theovernight hours, someone entered the unlocked vehicleand removed electronic equipment from inside.At 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, Delphos Police were calledto the 300 block of South Main Street in referenceto an attempted burglaryat a residence in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, theylocated Timothy Short, 29,of Delphos, outside of theresidence. The victim statedthat Short had attempted togain entry into the residencebut was unable to. As aresult of the officers’ inves-tigation, Short was arrested,charged with criminal tres-passing and was transportedto the Allen County Jail.Short will appear in LimaMunicipal Court on thecharge.At 4:33 p.m. Tuesday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of EastFifth Street in reference toa domestic violence com-plaint. Upon officers’ arriv-al, the victim stated that afamily member had threat-ened harm to the victim andthat the family member wason the way to that locationto harm the victim. A shorttime later, the family mem-ber did arrive in the area, atwhich time officers stoppedthe subject for questioning.The victim did state thatcharges of domestic vio-lence were wanted by the victim and the victim did signpaperwork to press charges on the family member. As aresult, officers arrested Derrick Coil, 32, of Delphos, andtransported him to the Allen County Jail. Coil will appearin Lima Municipal Court on the charge.At 9:50 a.m. Monday, Delphos Police were contactedby a residence of the 400 block of South Clay Street inreference to a theft complaint from the residence. Uponspeaking with the subject, it was found that someone hadtaken a snow blower from outside of the residence.2 – The Herald Monday, August 19, 2013
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Vol. 143 No. 47
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Delores ‘Dolly’ V.Sheeter
March 16, 1928-Aug. 16, 2013
Delores “Dolly” V. Sheeter,85, of Delphos, passed awayon Friday afternoon at her resi-dence surrounded by her lovingfamily.Her FamilyShe was born on March 16,1928, in Ottoville, to Alphonsand Rose (Klima) Markward,who preceded her in death.She married Donald L.Sheeter on Oct. 2, 1948. Hepreceded her in death on Oct.12, 1981.She is survived by threedaughters, Ginger (Tony)Martin, Carol Calvelage andDiana (Robert) Pavel all of Delphos; two sons, Gary(Becky) Sheeter of Spencervilleand Paul Sheeter of Delphos;16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Art(Barb) Markward of Lima; asister, Bea Dray of Fremon; anda sister-in-law, Lois Markwardof Delphos.She was preceded in death bya grandson, Jessie J. Pavel; threebrothers, Richard, Urban andWilbur Markward; and three sis-ters, Alice Wolfinger, GenevieveRupert and Valeta Grewe.Her LegacyDolly was a devoted home-maker. She worked at severalplaces throughout her life. Shewas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church andthe Delphos V.F.W. Post 3035Auxiliary. She loved to spendtime with her family and travelwith friends and family.Her Farewell ServicesMass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Thursdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, with the Rev.Chris Bohnsack officiating.Burial will follow in St. John’sCemetery.Visitation will be from 2-8p.m. Wednesday at StrayerFuneral Home, Delphos, wherea Parish Wake Service will beheld at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions maybe made to a charity of thedonor’s choice.Condolences may be sharedat www.strayerfuneralhome.com.
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Gwendolyn E ‘Red’Fiig
April 12, 1939-Aug. 17, 2013
Gwendolyn E “Red” Fiig, 74,of Defiance, passed away unex-pectedly, Saturday evening.She was born April 12, 1939,in Edgerton to Rupert and Gladys(Gallant) Fiig, who preceded herin death.Gwendolyn is survived by adaughter, Deanne “Dee” Johnsonof Defiance; a grandson Shane(Christy) Johnson of Defiance;six great-granddaughters, Shyann,Stefany, Sierra, Saleen, Saige andChevelle Johnson; a great-grand-son, Brandon; two sisters, SharonSiler of Delphos and Donna Perryof Convoy; and many nieces,nephews, cousins and friends.She is also preceded in deathby a sister, Beverly Burt.Red worked for the GreyhoundBus Lines/City Taxi of Defiancefor 25 years. She enjoyed spend-ing time with her grandchildrenand attending their sporting events.Funeral service will begin at11 a.m. Wednesday at SchafferFuneral Home, Defiance, the Rev.Paul Myers officiating. Burial willfollow in Riverside Cemetery,Defiance.Calling hours will be from 2-8p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions maybe made to the family in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may bemade at www.schafferfh.com.
Janet E., 57, of Spencerville, funeral serviceswill be at 10:30 a.m. today inthe Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. Andrew J. Atkins offici-ating. Burial will follow in theSpencerville Cemetery. In lieuof gifts or flowers, memorialcontributions may be made tothe Humane Society of AllenCounty.
Alma Marie Minnig
Feb. 1, 1923-Aug. 9, 2013
Alma Marie Minnig, 90,of Delphos, died at 1:47 p.m.Aug. 9 at Vancrest HealthcareCenter of Delphos.She was born Feb. 1,1923 to Jacob and Veronica(Ricker) Burgei, who pre-ceded her in death.She was united in marriageto Camillus J. Minnig on June4, 1946. He preceded her indeath on July 22, 1986.Survivors include foursons, Frank (Mary) Minnigand Robert (Jean) Minnigboth of Van Wert and Jeff Minnig and Joe Minnig bothof Delphos; three daugh-ters, Diane Feathers of Monroeville, Ind., Karen(Robert) Adkins of Delphosand Sharron Minnig of FortWayne; three sisters, RuthPohlman of Delphos, IreneMiller of Ottoville andNorma Vonderembse of Delphos; three sisters-in-law, Avonelle Burgei, NormaBurgei and Ethel Burgei; abrother-in-law, Kenny Rode;a daughter-in-law, KimRalston; 17 grandchildren;and 27 great-grandchildren.She was also precededin death by her son, JimMinnig; her twin sons, Johnand Joseph; her twin daugh-ters, Marilyn and Carolyn;two sisters, Gertrude Rodeand Rosemary Pohlman;three brothers, John Burgei,Thomas Burgei and OrvilleBurgei; four brothers-in-law,Arthur Pohlman, JeromePohlman, Ralph Miller andGus Vonderembse; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Minnig; anda grandchild.Mrs. Minnig was a home-maker. She was a memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, LadiesAux. V.F.W. 3035 and a lifemember of the Altar RosarySociety.Mass of Christian Burialwill be at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Dave Reinhart offi-ciating. Burial will be atResurrection Cemetery.Visitation will be from2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home.There will be a Parish Wakeat 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.Memorial contributionscan be made to AmericanBreast Cancer Awareness.To leave online condo-lences for the family, visitwww.harterandschier.com.
One Year Ago
With hope their belovedschool will find continued-life at an upcoming auc-tion, those who were onceGomer Bobcats rememberwhen this community hadits own school district. Builtin 1914, the former SugarCreek Township/Gomerschool had a vibrant lifeof its own before dissolv-ing into the Elida SchoolSystem in 1969.
25 Years Ago – 1988
“Putnam County Past toPresent” is the theme cho-sen for the 116th PutnamCounty Pioneer Days paradeon Sept. 11. Pioneer Daysactivities will start at 6 p.m.Sept. 8 and conclude with acash drawing at 9:40 p.m.Sept. 11. General chairmenfor this year’s celebrationsare Tim Wehri and BarryWoodyard from the LionsClub, and Glen Fortman andRon Buss of the VolunteerFire Department.Reminiscing about the“good ole days” is a partof everyone’s life. A groupof present and former Elidafriends and neighbors from50 years ago accomplishedthat remembrance on Aug.14. The “Back Street AlleyRats” of Elida held its firstreunion at the home of Donand Cleo Kruse, Elida, withabout half-a-hundred “Rats”and their spouses attending.Marilyn Ricker, FortJennings, an independentbeauty consultant and direc-tor for Mary Kay CosmeticsInc., has just returned fromDallas, Texas, where sheparticipated in a three-daybusiness management semi-nar and joined 5,000 otherconsultants to celebrate thecompany’s 25th anniversary.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Butler University’s batonclinic was held Aug. 14-16,on the university campusat Indianapolis, Ind. Lindaand Dee Ann Westrich wereon the teaching staff againthis year. Linda taughtdance and twirling and DeeAnn assisted her sister andtaught baton. Also attend-ing were Kay Westrich, LoisShumaker, Sonnie Osting,Ann Wulfhorst and JanetScherger.Five Delphos young
Janet S. “Jan”Siedel
July 2, 1949-Aug. 17, 2013
Janet S. “Jan” Siedel, 64,of rural Spencerville, diedat 2:58 a.m. Saturday at St.Rita’s Medical Center. Shehad been ill since December2012.She was born July 2,1949, in Lima, to GeraldE. and Frances A. ProtsmanThompson. Her father sur-vives in Spencerville andher mother preceded her indeath.On Aug. 7, 1971, shemarried Alan W. Seidel,who died Aug. 30, 2007.She is survived by herson, Scott A. Seidel anddaughter, Kris J. Seidel,both of Spencerville; herbrother, Gary E. (Peggy)Thompson of BowlingGreen; and two nephews,David E. (Kati) Thompsonand Jason E. (Britanie)Thompson and a niece,Crystal A. Thompson, all of Bowling Green.Graveside funeral ser-vices will be at 10:30a.m. Tuesday in the NewSalem Cemetery, south of Monticello, the Rev. TimSmith officiating.Friends may call from4-8 p.m. today and from9-10 a.m. Tuesday at theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the family.
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