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MERCERCOUNTY
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Greater Mercer CountyCommunity Calendar
June 14-17
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Celebrating the sixtieth anniversar of their ordination or profession this ear are:
Fr. James Bender, C.PP.S.,
85, a nativeof Grasscreek, Ind,, who was ordainedon Ma 18, 1952 at St. Charles Center inCarthagena, Ohio.Fr. Bender served as a missionar toChile and Peru for man of his ears as apriestAfter his ordination he was appointedassistant pastor at St. Agnes Church inDetroit. In 1955, he entered ministr in theC.PP.S. mission in Chile. In Chile, he servedas a hospital chaplain, in parish ministr,and in the leadership of the mission. Hereturned to the U.S. in 1982, then becameassociate pastor of St. Mar Church inGarden Cit, Kan. He also helped withministr to Hispanic people in Clevelandfrom 1983-87.In 1987, Fr. Bender traveled to theC.PP.S. mission in Peru, serving in LaOroa, high in the Andes. He retired in2010, returning to St. Charles Center, wherehe now makes his home.
Br. Gabriel Bridges, C.PP.S
., 79, anative of Cincinnati, who was professedon Jul 1, 1952, at St. Charles Seminar,Carthagena, Ohio.Br. Gabriel has had a variet of ministries in his ears as a brother. Afterhis profession he was the assistant to therector at St. Charles then was sent to Rometo assist in the C.PP.S. Generalate there.In 1959 he returned to the United Statesand went to work for Messenger Press,then owned b the Congregation. He laterserved at Brunnerdale, the Congregation’shigh school seminar in Canton, Ohio, andat St. Charles.In 1969 he was assigned to parishministr, and then served at Sts. Peter andPaul Church in Ottawa, Ohio; and St. Johnthe Baptist Church in Glandorf, Ohio.Other parish ministr assignments includedSt. Joseph Church in East Jordan, Mich.,and St. George Church in Aurora, Ill. Healso ministered to oung people throughreligious education programs at HolRedeemer Parish in New Bremen, Ohio;St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio;and St. John the Baptist Church in Whiting,Ind.In 1993, Br. Gabriel was assigned toCalumet College of St. Joseph, which issponsored b the Missionaries. In laterears, he was also in ministr at theMissionaries’ Sorrowful Mother Shrine inBellevue, Ohio.In 2007, he retired to St. CharlesCenter.
Br. Daniel Eisenman, C.PP.S
., 80,a native of Center Line, Mich., who wasprofessed on Sept. 8, 1952 in Burkettsville,Ohio.Br. Daniel has devoted his life asa religious brother to the support of hisCommunit. After his profession hewas assigned to the Communit’s farmin Burkettsville. He also spent 21 earsrunning the press at the Messenger Press,which was founded b the C.PP.S. at St.Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio. He hasserved in man support roles at St. Charlesin the past decades. For more than 35 earshe took care of the flowers at St. Charles,and performed man other outdoor tasksthat helped keep the grounds beautiful.
Fr. Richard Riedel, C.PP.S.
, 86, anative of Ellis, Kan., who was ordainedon Ma 18, 1952 at St. Charles Center inCarthagena, Ohio.Fr. Riedel spent man ears in parishministr and in leadership roles with theCongregation.After his ordination he served at St.Cecelia Church in Detroit; St. FrancisChurch in St. Joseph, Mo.; Hol Trinit inColdwater, Ohio; and St. James the Less inColumbus. He was appointed pastor of St.Augustine Church in Rensselaer, Ind., in1970, where he served for 10 ears.In 1980, he became pastor of St. GasparChurch in Rome Cit, Ind. He was namedpastor of Immaculate Conception Churchin Celina, Ohio, in 1982. During thattime he also served in the Congregation’ssenate and was a member of its executivecommittee and personnel director.In 1988, he was named pastor of St.Joseph Church in Daton. He returned toImmaculate Conception, Celina, in 1996 asits senior associate pastor. He retired to St.Charles Center in 2010.Celebrating the fiftieth anniversar of their ordination this ear are:
Fr. George Albers, C.PP.S.,
97, anative of Cincinnati, who was ordainedon June 9, 1962 at St. Charles Center inCarthagena, Ohio.Fr. Albers ministered in parishes,schools and hospitals for man ears.The churches where he served includeSt. Joseph, Hamilton, Ohio; Hol Angels,Daton; Hol Rosar, St. Mars, Ohio;Sacred Heart, Sedalia, Mo.; St. Augustine,Rensselaer, Ind.; Precious Blood, FortWane, Ind.; St. Joseph, Daton; and OurLad of Good Counsel, Cleveland.He was also an instructor at JulienneHigh School in Daton and Saint Joseph’sCollege in Rensselaer. He served as achaplain at Timken Merc Hospital,Canton, Ohio, and St. Joseph Hospital,Fort Wane. He now makes his home at St.Charles Center.
Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S.,
76, raised inCelina, Ohio, who was ordained on June 9,1962 at St. Charles Seminar, Carthagena,Ohio.Fr. Hoing spent man ears in parishministr. After his ordination, Fr. Hoingserved St. Augustine Church in Minster,Ohio; St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta,Ohio; and St. Anthon Church in FallsChurch, Va. In 1971, he was appointedassociate pastor of Sts. Peter and PaulChurch in Ottawa, Ohio, where he serveduntil 1977, when he was named associatepastor of St. John the Baptist Church inWhiting, Ind.In 1980, he was named pastor of St.Joseph Church in Star Cit, Ind. He alsoserved as pastor of nearb St. Henr
Missionaries of the Precious Blood celebrate milestones
See MISSIONARIES, Page 16
 
THE MERCER COUNTy CHRONICLE
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June 14, 2012
area obituaries
Joan Grant Riley
, 92, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monda,June 11, 2012, at 8:10 a.m. at theLaurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.She was born on April 13, 1920,in Van Wert, Ohio, to Harr andLaura (Kiger), Grant. On Jul27, 1940, she married EugeneRile, who preceded her in deathon August 31, 2004. She hadlived in the Willshire area mostof her life, living previousl for abrief time in Van Wert and Limaareas. She was a dedicated wife,mother, and homemaker, a mem-ber of the Willshire Union Unit-ed Methodist Church, and wasalso affiliated with the RockfordUnited Methodist Church earlin her marriage, and later in life,when living in Rockford. Shewas also a long-time member of the Order of The Eastern Star.Joan enjoed horse races, plaingbridge and other cards, reading,and for man ears, vacation-ing in Florida during the wintermonths. Surviving are two sons,Mike (Janet) Rile, and Van Ri-le and his close friend, JulieLong, all of Rockford, and onedaughter, Deatra (Doug) Evans,of Medina, Ohio. Also survivingare seven grandchildren, twelvegreat-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six step-greatgrandchildren, and one sister,Debb Pflum of Naperville, Il-linois. Funeral services will beheld on Thursda, June 14, 2012at 12:00 pm, noon with PastorChip Steff officiating. Burialwill be in Willshire Cemeter,Willshire, Ohio. Friends macall at Ketcham-Riple FuneralHome on Thursda, from 10:00am up until the time of the ser-vice at noon. Memorials mabe directed to the Maplewood of Shanes Village Activit Fund forthose in the Assisted Living Areaor to State of the Heart Hospice,Coldwater, Ohio.. Condolencesma be sent at ketchamriple.com.
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Virginia M Meyer
, age 67, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on Wednesda,June 6, 2012 at Mount Carmel EastHospital, Columbus, Ohio. She wasborn December 23, 1944 in Celina,Ohio to the late Zeno and Julie (Reier)Brackman. Mass of Christian Burialwas held on Saturda, June 9, 2012at Hol Trinit Catholic Church,Coldwater, Ohio. Burial followed inSt. Elizabeth Cemeter, ColdwaterOhio. Condolences ma be left athogenkampfh.com.
Eugenia K. “Jean” Borgerding
,72, Fort Recover, Ohio, died June 6,2012 at Mercer Count CommunitHospital, Coldwater, OH. Shewas born April 27, 1940, in NewWeston, OH, to the late FerdinandHeuing and the late Leona Knapke.On October 25, 1961, she marriedHarold “Hans” Borgerding, whosurvives. Funeral Mass was this pastSaturda at St. Paul Catholic Church,Sharpsburg, Ohio, Fr. Thomas Dornofficiating. Contributions can bemade to the wishes of the famil.
Carl W. Rose
, 82, Celina,Ohio, died June 7, 2012 atMercer Count CommunitHospital, Coldwater, OH. Hewas born Februar 26, 1930,in St. Henr, OH, to the lateRoman Rose and the late MarieLeistenschneider. On October29, 1955, he married Lucile(Krieg) Rose, who survives.Funeral mass was held Mondaat St. Anthon Catholic Church,Fr. Richard Walling officiating.Burial followed at St. AnthonCemeter.
Tom F. Osterholt
age 74,passed awa Wednesda athis residence. He was born inColdwater, Ohio March 10,1938 the son of Norbert andJosephine (Niekamp) Osterholt.He was married Februar 5,1959 to Emil Brookheart whosurvives. Funeral services wereheld Monda in the ImmaculateConception Catholic Churchwith Fr. Robert Moran presiding.Burial followed in the St. HenrCatholic Cemeter. Memorialscan be made to Masses.
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THE MERCER COUNTy CHRONICLE
June 14, 2012 • Page 3
A Look Back 
MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Vol. 115 No. 24USPS 339-15560
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The Mercer Count Chronicle is published Thursdas at 124 W.Main St., Coldwater, Ohio b Mercer Count Publications, Inc.Entered in the post office in Coldwater, Ohio 45828 as Periodicals,postage paid at Coldwater, Ohio.Available b mail in Mercer, Auglaize, Darke, Ja or Van WertCount, $36 per ear. Outside these counties, $45 per ear.
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It is with great pleasureto look out the window andwatch it rain while I tr tofind something of interestto write about this week.Having spent sometimein the great outdoors thisweekend it is quite obviousthat the crops need rain verbadl. The corn and beansthat have had some rain arelooking ver good and if therains continue the crops lookto be ver good. Lets hopethe rains will sta aroundfor a while.Remember school is outso be on the lookout for allthe kids out on bikes anddon’t be texting while ouare driving. And parents doour son or daughter a bigfavor and have some formof lights put on our kid’sbikes, both front and rear,especiall if the are outdelivering newspapers earlin the morning.The cost can’t be vermuch compared to a visitto the emergenc room,let alone the injur to ourchild. Give it some seriousthought.Congratulations to all thenew graduates out there andlets hope the can find the jobs the are looking for. Itwill not be an eas task thatmuch is for sure. Until nextweek lets hope we can enjothis rain for a few more dasand ou gus out there, whnot take the little lad outfor supper tonight.That’s m Opinion.....What’s yours??
From the Archives of the MercerCount Chronicle
10 YEARS AGO (2002)
The members of The Nativitof the Blessed Virgin Mar parish,Cassella will dedicate the CassellaSchool to Oscar Eifert, longtimeformer teacher and spiritual leaderof the communit, on Jul 7, 2002.The Fort Recover FFAAgricultural Engineering Teamrecentl placed first in the state atthe State FFA Convention. Teammembers were Matt Barman, MattFortkamp, Kurt Kremer, ChrisReinhard and Eric Wertzel.Ford Motor Compan hasdonated a 1996 Mercur Villagerminivan to TriStar CareerCompact’s automotive technologprogram under instructors JimDorsten and HarrMcPheron.
25 YEARS AGO (1987)
The St. Anthon Deadbeatsrecentl presented a checkfor $1,800 to the Center forNeurological Development, theproceeds of two dances sponsoredb the DeadbeatsThe Auglaize-Mercer CountiesyMCA will sponsor a 20-milebiccle race on Jul 11. The racewill go north and west of St. Marsand return to the beginning at theSt. Mars Senior Citizens Center.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
The Lakefield Airport Authoritwas organized Frida with sevenTrustees named t the MercerCount Commissioners. TheTrustees are: Curr Stoup, C.I.Bogert, Nathan Shimp, RudolphMiller, L.R. Gallman, Don Lukenand Walter Pierstorff.Students who plan to attend theONU-affiliated Celina communitcollege for the fall semester areasked to attend a general meetingat Celina High School on Jul7, to take required tests and setcourses.The Southwest School Board hasapproved the sale of constructionbonds of $544,000 and 99-earleases have been approved foradditions to Southwest HighSchool, and grade schools at Eastbuilding, St. Peter and Sharpsburg.
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