Janet M. McKarns
(1933 - 2004)
MONTPELIER - Janet M. McKarns, 71, of Montpelier, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Dilworth Center at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier.
Born Feb. 1, 1933, at Montpelier, to Neva I. (Gray) and Glen Bailey, she married John C. McKarns on Sept. 9, 1953, and he survives.
Retired from Key Plastics as a payroll clerk in March of 1997, after 12 1/2 years, she had also worked at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Montpelier for 20 years.
She had also been a clerk for the Air Force in Maine and Indiana, the Department of the Navy as well as the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Joanne) Baxter of Lorain and Linda Moore of Montpelier.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila in 1958; a son, Douglas in 1961; and a brother, Everett Bailey.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan, with Steve Mangold to officiate. There will be no visitation.
Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier Church of Christ.
Eugene A. Bernath
WEST UNITY - Eugene A. Bernath, 83, of West Unity, died early Wednesday morning, June 30, 2004, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
(June 2, 2004 - June 26, 2004)
Luciano LaMantia, 24 days, died Saturday morning, June 26, 2004, at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich., where he had been a patient since birth.
Born June 2, 2004, at Toledo, he was the son of Natasha (Nikolayeva) and Fred J. LaMantia of Bryan.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Franchesca at home; paternal grandmother, Theresa LaMantia of Bryan; and maternal grandparents, Vladimir and Nina Nikolayeva of Belarus. Private graveside services were held in St. Mary's Cemetery in Edgerton with Pastor Tony Frank officiating. Interment was in St. MaryŐs Cemetery.
Krill Funeral Service in Bryan was in charge of arrangements.
Richard C. Long
(June 18, 2004 - June 28, 2004)
LANSING, Ill. - Richard C. Long, 10 days old, of Lansing, died Monday, June 28, 2004.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Andrea (Tymorek) Long of Lansing; a sister, Ashley; paternal grandmother, Elsie J. Long of Bryan, Ohio; and maternal grandfather, Chester Tymorek; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death was his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Tymorek.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:30 a.m. (Illinois time) until the time of service in the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. (Illinois time) in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.
Pauline M. Trausch
(1912 - 2004)
EDON - Pauline M. Trausch, 92, of rural Edon, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Community Hospitals of Williams County in Bryan where she had been a patient for one day. Born Jan. 26, 1912, near Edon, to Catherine (Thiel) and John Muehlfeld, she married Arthur W. Trausch on June 29, 1935, at Blakeslee, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1989. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and rosary altar society in Blakeslee.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Herman of Edgerton; five grandchildren, Chris (and wife, Ellen) Herman of Edon, Jeff Herman of Blakeslee, Mrs. Bob (Polly) Meyer of Hicksville, Mrs. Darin (Julie) Osmun of Edgerton and Jason (Kim) Herman of Edon; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Hurd of Blakeslee and Agnes Hauter of Hicksville.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were two brothers, Francis and Herbert Muehlfeld; three infant sisters; and a son-in-law, Ronald X. Herman.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon. A recitation of the rosary will be at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee with Fr. Frederick Duschl to officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or School or to Community Hospitals of Williams County-Hospice Care.
Arthur A. Rupp
(1919 - 2004)
Arthur A. Rupp, 93, of Bryan, died late Monday evening, June 28, 2004, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan.
Born March 1, 1911, at Springfield Township, Williams County, he was the son of Alma (Neidhardt) and Noah Rupp. His mother died when he was very young and his father and stepmother, Esther Rupp, raised him. He married Orlyss Smith and she preceded him in death in 1998.
A farmer and truck driver, he drove for Harriet Trucking and Wayne Glore Trucking. He was a member of the Union Chapel Church of God.
Surviving are his sons, Ned (and wife, Pat) Rupp of Hernando, Fla. and Robert (Jeanne) Rupp of Beverly Hills, Fla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Glenn Rupp of Green Valley, Ariz., Dale (Veronica) Rupp of Archbold, Lawrence (Peg) Rupp of Elbow Lake, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. Leo (Coral) Kessmar of Northwood.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepmother. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Jones to officiate. Burial will follow in the Evansport Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Union Chapel Church of God.
Charles A. Rupp
(1911 - 2004)
ARCHBOLD - Charles A. Rupp, 85, of Archbold, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Dilworth Center in Montpelier.
Born April 14, 1919, in Fulton County, to Vernie (Bowman) and Sam C. Rupp, he married Juanita Schaffner on Nov. 19, 1941, and she survives.
A lifelong area farmer, having lived and farmed in the Fayette area for 55 years before moving to Archbold six years ago, he was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold where he sang in the choir for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Fulton County Cattleman's Association and had served as president of the Ohio Cattleman's Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Carolyn S.) Munroe of Bradenton, Fla. and Mrs. Mark (Nancy J.) Wyse of Archbold; two sons, Roger J. Rupp of Carmel, Ind. and Ronald L. (and wife, Glenda) Rupp of Fayette; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Florence Roth of Archbold; and a brother, Ralph Rupp of Stryker.
Preceding him in death were a sister, Alice M. Rupp, and two brothers, Ray A. Rupp and George Rupp.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Evangelical Mennonite Church with Pastors Brad Bame, Charles Zimmerman and Andy Rupp to officiate. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Solid Rock Mission, Miracle Camp, or the Evangelical Mennonite Church Building Fund.