November 13th, 2012
Karen Sue Ashbaugh-Piredda, , 65, of Pittsfield, beloved wife of Robert R. Piredda, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at their home.
Karen was born in Lima, on June 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Melba C. (Young) and James E. Wolfe. She was a graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School in Wapakoneta, and moved to the Berkshires in 1997 to watch her grandchildren grow up.
Having various employers in her lifetime, the most significant was her administrative employment at Hospice Care in the Berkshires where she thoroughly enjoyed being part of a bigger cause.
Norman R. Dulebohn 67, of Wapakoneta died at 6:45 a.m., Nov. 12, 2012 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, Lima.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Auglaize County to Viola N. (Kaeck) and Charles B. Dulebohn who preceded him in death.
He is survived by four sisters and one brother; Carolyn (John) Hudnall, Jean (William) Ott, Wally (Elaine) Dulebohn, all of Wapakoneta, Marilyn (Joe) Garcia, of Cridersville, Doris Cottrell, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Dulebohn.
Doyle R. âButchâ Yost 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at his residence.
He was born April 24, 1937, in Stillwater, Pa., to Lois B. (Hess) and Frank D. Yost, who preceded him in death. He was married to Elizabeth A. (Miller) Scott for 23 years, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Jeff (Rhonda) Yost, of Cridersville; a daughter, Diane (Gerald) Miller, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Angela, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, and Catherine; two great-grandsons, Aaron and Gabriel; a brother, Frank Yost; and a sister, Laura Gierhart.
Kurt Allan Metzger, 53 of Coldwater, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born May 13, 1959, in Lima, the son of Maris Yuteve (Kirchner) and Kermit E. âWhiteyâ Metzger, who survive in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a sister, Elisha (Bart) Smith, of Wapakoneta; two nieces, Andrea Smith Brookhart and Emily Smith; an uncle and aunt, Norman and Bonnie Kirchner; and many cousins.
Nadine D. Frese 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima, with her family by her side.
She was born June 13, 1934, in Allen County, to the late Margaret (Carter) and Harold A. Perry. On Jan. 1, 1952 she married Norman Edward Frese, who died Feb. 21, 1999.
Donald Franklin Shade, 83, of Lima, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born May 15, 1929, in Waynesfield, the son of Lawuire (Hardin) and Walter Dean Shade, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1948, he married Gladys L. (Rex) Shade, and she preceded him in death Oct. 25, 2007.
David M. McCool, 71, of Lima, formerly of Delphos and Wapakoneta, died at 4:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Springview Manor in Lima.
He was born March 30, 1941, in Detroit, the son of Lena (Kepley) and Delmar McCool, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 14, 1963, he married Lorene Bayes, and they were happily married until her death on Jan. 12, 1983.
Blaze is back home.
The 12-year-old Tennessee Walker burned out of his barn when it caught fire Thursday returned to his home at 15115 Ramga Road Monday and his makeshift stall.
In a steady rain, Lee and Ray Holbrook welcomed Blaze home and introduced him to his new living quarters until spring — an 18-foot square temporary structure made of scaffolding and 2- by 4-inch pieces of wood and a hot house canvas.
Wapakoneta Middle School students hosted its 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration Program Monday in the school’s gymnasium.
While there was no official count on the number of veterans attending the event, Alyissa Horn, a seventh-grader and Student Council president, said they typically have “a couple hundred veterans” and the turnout is growing each year.
“Most of the veterans attending are family members of the students, but not all of them,” Horn said. “We try to get the word out to everyone.”
CRIDERSVILLE — As a local village gets ready to fill an administrative position, its councilors have decided on at least a salary range.
The Cridersville village administrator position will soon be vacant, as Village Administrator John McDonald announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.
“We are hopeful to get it filled before John McDonald leaves,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said of the post.