Sept. 19, 1943Jan. 16, 2014
Ervin “Butch” E. Fabian, 70, of Delphos died Thursday at his residence.He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Convoy to Ervin “Dutch” and Elizabeth (Burk) Fabian, who preceded him in death.Survivors include his chil-dren, Keith (Maria) Fabian of Willcox, Ariz., Holly (Dave) Baird of Delphos, Stacy (Robert) Wilson of Convoy and Nicole Riley of Celina; stepchildren, Eunice Bernhardt of New Bremen, Texas, and Kevin Miller of Benson, Ariz.; brothers, Ed (Faith) Fabian of Convoy and Paul (Robin) Fabian of Van Wert; a sister, Donna Scott of Paulding; grand-children, Ashley Nicole Tosh, Jamie Bennett, Derek Poling, Dallas Baird, Rachael Wilson, Christian Riley, Elizabeth Baird, Reanna Wilson, Deberah Wilson, Cade Riley, Andrew Siqueiros, Amanda Enrico and Raymi Rios; five great-grandchildren; and his dog, “Bosco.”He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymone E. Fabian.Fabian retired from Kennedy Kit Manufacturing in Van Wert. He was a United States Army veteran and a lifetime member of the Van Wert American Legion and V.F.W., where he was a member of the Color Guard. He was also a big support-er of giving blood to the American Red Cross. He had previously been a member of the Van Wert and Delphos Eagles.A Military Committal Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van WertFriends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert American Legion or DAV.
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Vol. 143 No. 156
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Dale J. Nienberg
Sept. 17, 1950-Jan. 19, 2014
Dale J. Nienberg, 63, of Kalida died Sunday at his residence.He was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Lima to John Nienberg and Marcile (Elwer) Nienberg-Schmitz, who preceded him in death.He is survived by a nephew, Mike (Teresa) Nartker of New Riegel; a niece, Paula Nartker of New Riegel; five great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; and two great-great-nieces.He was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan Nartker.In 2003, after 30 years of teaching, coaching and administration, Dale retired as Kalida High School’s principal. He was a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University, Columbus, and a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Van Wert and Paulding chapters. He was the president of the Putnam County Library, a Master Gardner and a member of the Kalida Lions Club.Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, Father Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Library or Planned Pethood, P.O. Box 350908, Toledo 43635.Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefu-neralhome.com.
Joseph L. Osenga
Oct. 28, 1950 Jan. 19, 2014
Joseph L. Osenga, 63, of Fort Jennings died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.He was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Lima to Joseph E. and Mildred (Thatcher) Osenga. His father survives in Cloverdale and his mother preceded him in death.He married Susan Keeling on Dec. 12, 1980, and she sur-vives in Fort Jennings.Mr. Osenga is also survived by his son, Brent (Bethann Martin) Osenga of Delphos; his daughter, Hollie Rust of Dayton; two brothers, Kim (Pam) Osenga of Van Wert and Scot (Marcia) Osenga of Van Wert; and four grand-children, Cole Gasser, Skyler, Liberty and Piper Osenga.He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Dennis Pollack.He was a member of the National Guard for six years and a 1968 graduate of Grover Hill. He had worked at Orbitron for 20 years, where he was the union president, on the union committee for many years and was highly respect-ed for his leadership abilities. After the closing of Orbitron, he was currently working on his 19th year at Eaton.He truly enjoyed his grand-children and his life revolved around his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling with his Susie. He was an avid Buckeye fan.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation will also be from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the family.Online condolences may be left at www.harterandschi-er.com.ST. RITA’SA girl was born Jan. 15 to Mallorie and Ryan Calvelage of Ottoville.A girl was born Jan. 16 to Jessica and Brian Binkley of Spencerville.A girl was born Jan. 17 to Heather and Russell Hamilton of Ottoville.
Ervin ‘Butch’ E. FabianNorma A. Meyer
Nov. 16, 1932-Jan. 18, 2014
Norma A. Meyer, 81, of Ottawa died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at her residence.She was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Lima to Sylvester and Hilda (Schumaker) Schroeder, who preceded her in death.On Sept. 13, 1952, she married Daniel Meyer, who survives in Ottawa.Norma is also survived by two sons, Dean (Charlotte) Meyer and Mike (Pat) Meyer both of Ottawa; a daugh-ter, Jill (Tom) Bullinger of Fort Jennings; seven grand-children; a great-grandchild and one on the way; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Jeannie) Schroeder of Columbus Grove; and a sister, Virginia (Don) Holtkamp of Kalida.She is also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Schroeder.Norma was a home-maker. She was a mem-ber of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, and its Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Minister of Praise, Eucharistic Minister and a Mass server. She was a servant of God and servant of others. Norma was also president of Best Grandchildren’s Club and a member of CRHP Class Three.Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10 a.m. today at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow at church cemetery.Memorials may be given to Putnam County Hospice or American Heart Association.Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefu-neralhome.com.
Marcia L. Grone
May 13, 1967-Jan. 18, 2014
Marcia L. Grone, 46, of Delphos died at 5 a.m. Saturday at her residence surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer for the last five months.She was born May 13, 1967, in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, to Irvin and Mary (Baldauf) Grone, who survive in Delphos.Other survivors include her son, Zach Grone, at home in Delphos; his father, Nate Price of Fort Jennings; three sisters, Linda (Steve) Coil, Cindy (Kevin) Michel and Laurie (Ron) Culp of Delphos; a brother, Roger (Sara) Grone of Delphos; special friend, Clint Mox of Delphos; and eight nieces and nephews, Philip, Matt and Shannon Coil, Jeff, Jason and Rachel Michel and Aaron and Josh Culp.Marcia started work-ing at Mary’s A&W at the age of 11 and was currently manager. She also took part-time work for several years with the Old Barn Out Back. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a 1985 graduate of St. John’s High School and graduated from Lima Tech with a two-year degree. She enjoyed gardening and tak-ing care of the flowers at A&W. She loved animals but most of all, she loved spend-ing time with her son, Zach, and going to his sporting and school events.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Rienhart officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society, Delphos Hospice or Zach’s Education Fund.Leave condolences at har-terandschier.com.
One Year Ago
The fifth annual Dave Kemper Memorial Ping Pong Tournament held Saturday at the Delphos Eagles was a success with $1,200 raised and donated to “Wounded Warriors.” Winners in the tournament’s three pools include, C group – Justin Fast, first place; Dave Kunz, second place; and Eric Odenweller, third place; Nate Howell, first place; Don Hammond, second place; and Kraig Lee, third place; and Tarek Katbi, first place, Ben Kimmett, second place; and Bill Hanlin, third place.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Misty Swygart, a seventh-grader at Fort Jennings Schools, was presented a certificate, book and inflatable globe for winning the local round of the National Geography Bee. The awards were presented by Sue Apple, seventh-grade geogra-phy teacher and guidance coun-selor. The first-place winner of the national round will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.Plans for the Ohio Child Conservation League’s spring conference to be held in Delphos were discussed at a recent meet-ing of Modern Mothers Club. Colleen Harter hosted the meet-ing in her home. Co-hosting was Gerry Brock. The goodie basket, made by Mary Miller, was won by Jacquie Fritz.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Much colder. Highs 10 to 15. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills 10 below to zero.
: Very cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 5 below. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.
: Cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs around 15. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 10 below to 20 below zero in the morning.
: Cold. Cloudy with a 40 per-cent chance of snow showers. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills 10 below to zero.
: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 15.
: Partly cloudy. Lows around 10 below.
: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs around 15.
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Driver fails to yield exiting lot causing crash
No citations were issued in a two-vehicle crash investigated by Delphos Police at approximately 9:44 p.m. Sunday on Gressel Drive.According to the report, a vehicle driven by Alan Miller, 57, of Columbus Grove was traveling north on Gressel Drive and attempting to make a right-hand turn into the Lakeview Farms parking lot when his vehicle collided with another driven by Jon Minard, 42, of Mount Vernon, who was exiting the parking lot and failed to yield to the Miller auto.The vehicle collided head-on with minor damage to the Miller auto and damage to the headlight, bumper and hood of the Minard auto.No one was injured.
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