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March 3rd, 2014

Frederick Jacob Zint, 84

March 3, 2014

With the passing of Frederick Jacob Zint, 84, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, who resided in Wapakoneta, four generations of the Zint name came to an end in Wapakoneta. Born Oct. 3, 1929, in Lima, to Frederick Joseph Zint and Pearl Lillian (Olson) Zint, who at the time were residing at 717 W. Auglaize St., Fred, as he was generally known, was the great-grandson of Joseph Zint (the name was spelled ZUND in the old country) who had emigrated from the Alstatten in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1865 shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Mary L. Niemeyer, 85

March 3, 2014

Mary L. Niemeyer, 85, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Lima, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Fike) Rohr. She married Robert Niemeyer on Nov. 7, 1949, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her four children: Debra (David) McFeely of Fort Loramie, Dale (Barb) Niemeyer of New Knoxville, Dana Niemeyer of Wapakoneta and Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer of Wapakoneta.

February 28th

Janice A. Moore, 77

February 28, 2014

Janice A. Moore, 77, of Russells Point, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, 2014, while at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on July 18, 1936, in Waynesfield, to the late Warden and Hildred Shaner Perkey. On Nov. 23, 1954, she marred Charles “Charlie” Moore in Indiana and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1998. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Sanford Perkey, Johnny Perkey and Junior Perkey.

Michael Glen Stearns, 49

February 28, 2014

Michael Glen Stearns, 49, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.  He was born Sept. 2, 1964, in Lima, the son of Richard Glen and Audrey (Cull) Stearns.  His parents survive in Wapakoneta.

February 27th

Helen E. Ambos, 89

February 27, 2014

Helen E. Ambos, 89, of Botkins, died at 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Dorothy Love Nursing Home, Sidney. She was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of Roy O. and Laura (Schumann) Metz, who preceded her in death. On June 30, 1946, she married Don W. Ambos, and he died Dec. 10, 2009.

February 26th

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74

February 26, 2014

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death.  She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.

Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.

February 25th

Toni L. Fischbach, 65

February 25, 2014

Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington, Ohio.

She was born March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur “Curly” Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank. She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91

February 25, 2014

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m., Friday at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Lima, to Pearl and Clara Marie Puschel Bowhser.  He married Jean M. Naumburg on June 11, 1945, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Bowsher had been a clerk at Teledyne and had also been a carpenter and farmer.  He was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ where he had held many offices.  

He was a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau and a former board member of the Buckland School District.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85

February 25, 2014

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, formerly of 2208 Kensington Drive, Saint Marys, and a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein Saint Marys. She was born April 4, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of L.E. and Bernice (Kohler) Brandt. She married Elvin “Gene” Schroer on May 9, 1948, at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.

February 19th

H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44

February 19, 2014

H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1970, in Lima, the son of Harold “Barney” and Julie (Setser) Harrod. His parents survive in Wapakoneta. On April 21, 1990, he married Barbara J. Horman, and she survives.

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