Evelyn I. Hertel
Died: Tuesday, September 09, 2003
OHIO CITY — Evelyn I. Hertel, 81, of rural Ohio City died at 12 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born May 6, 1922, in York Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Doyt and Edna (Smalley) Price. On July 22, 1945, in Van Wert, she married Gerald L. Hertel, who survives in Ohio City.
Mrs. Hertel retired from Indiana Bank after 15 years of service. A 1940 graduate of York High School, she was a former member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and a member of the Ladies Elks.
Other survivors include a son, Larry W. Hertel of Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter, Marilyn I. (Michael) Daeger of Fort Myers, Fla., and two grandchildren, Stacy (Jonathan) Fast of Tampa, Fla., and Christopher Daeger of Wilder, Ky.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Price.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Rob Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Convoy.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is donor’s choice.
Billy G. Stutz
Died: Monday, September 08, 2003
Billy G. Stutz, 67, of Van Wert died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
He was born March 27, 1936, in Ohio City, the son of the late H. William and Grace (Magoto) Stutz. On June 2, 1957, he married Barbara J. Schisler, who survives in Van Wert.
Mr. Stutz was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at Bagley Builders and Imler Construction. He especially liked to camp and was a longtime camper at Bluewater Campgrounds.
Other survivors include a daughter, Diana (Jody) Terrell of Convoy; three sons, Mark (Dawn) Stutz of Van Wert, Jay Stutz of Scott and Bruce Stutz of Van Wert; three brothers, John (Helen) Stutz of Venedocia, Danny (Carol) Stutz of Van Wert and Bob (Marge) Stutz of Ohio City; five sisters, Gertrude Topp and Ruth Ann (Lester) Topp, both of New Bremen, Edna Mae Creel of Anderson, Ala., Pearl (Bud) Mason and Judy (Jerry Christener) Lewis, both of Van Wert; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Schertzer and Margaret Miller.
Private family services will be held with the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating.
There will be no public visitation.
Preferred memorial is Van Wert Area Health Professionals Hospice.
Died: Monday, September 08, 2003
DELPHOS — Margaret Bowersock, 91, of Delphos died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at her residence.
She was born March 22, 1912, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Roy and Martha (Schaffner) Blackmore. On May 3, 1941, she married W.B. "Brownie" Bowersock, who preceded her in death on April 28, 1993.
Mrs. Bowersock taught school for 26 years at Hoaglin Jackson and Delphos City Schools, retiring in 1975. She was a 1930 graduate of Hoaglin Jackson and graduated from Bowling Green University with a teaching degree.
She was a member of Presbyterian Church and past elder, the Woman’s Association, Rebecca Circle and Choir. She was named 1967 Teacher of the Year, 1991 Woman of the Year and Good Gal of 1971, was a member of the Grandmother’s Club, State Teacher’s Retirement System, National Teacher’s Organization and the Order of the Eastern Star and served on the Interfaith Thrift Shop Board of Directors and on the Senior Citizen’s Board of Directors. She was most known for her volunteer work.
Survivors include two sons, Rex (Angela) Bowersock of Delphos and Randy (Gloria) Bowersock of Middle Point; a daughter, Rhonda (Ron) Illyes of Delphos; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Blackmore and an infant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, the Revs. Tolhorst and Carl Miller officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where an Order of Eastern Star service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Preferred memorial is the Presbyterian Church.
Fauna Lenore Denney
Died: Saturday, September 06, 2003
Fauna Lenore Denney, 96, formerly of 15122 Mendon Road, Van Wert, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert.
She was born Feb. 22, 1907, in York Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Henry C. and Minnie (Wolery) Waltz. On Nov. 25, 1937, she married Otis Leon Denney, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1977.
Mrs. Denney retired from Kennedy Mfg., Van Wert, in 1972 after 46 1/2 years as administrative secretary and assistant secretary of the corporation. A lifetime member of Kingsley United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Van Wert County Twig I and formerly served as a Red Cross volunteer.
Survivors include two nephews, Richard (Ruth) Swartz of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Carl E. Uhrich of Van Wert.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Waltz; two sisters, Mabel Irene Schwartz and Millie Leah Uhrich; three nieces, Lois McDonald, Clara Wise and Margaret Pierce, and two nephews, Robert Schwartz and John Schwartz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kingsley United Methodist Church, rural Van Wert, the Rev. Chuck Glover of Kingsley United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery, Mercer County.
Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. today at the church.
Preferred memorial is Kingsley United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Jeffrey L. Gilbert
Died: Saturday, September 06, 2003
MONROEVILLE, Ind. — Jeffrey L. Gilbert, 41, a lifelong resident of Monroeville, died at 1:06 a.m. (Indiana time) Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at his residence.
He was born June 23, 1962, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Jack G. and Phyllis A. (Castleman) Gilbert of Monroeville. On Sept. 12, 1992, in Monroeville, he married Pamela S. Gaskill, who survives in Monroeville.
Mr. Gilbert was an engineer in research and development at Thunderbird Products in Decatur from 1980-2000. A 1980 graduate of Heritage High School, he also trained and raced thoroughbred horses and was an avid deer hunter.
Other survivors include two sons, John M. Swygart of Poe, Ind., and Adam W. Swygart of New Haven, Ind.; three daughters, Jessica Leigh (Christopher) May of Rockford, Jessica Renee Swygart of Celina and Jamie L. Gilbert of Monroeville; one granddaughter, Emma K. May of Rockford; two sisters, Kristy A. Gilbert of Monroeville and Sara G. (Steven) Wyss of Fort Wayne; a brother, Timothy R. Gilbert of Convoy; maternal grandmother, Esther B. Castleman of Monroeville, and his mother-in-law, Carole Gaskill of Monroeville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. (Indiana time) Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church, Monroeville, the Rev. Stephen Colchin officiating. Burial will be in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.
Calling hours are 1-4 and 5-9 p.m. (Indiana time) today and 8:30-9:30 p.m. (Indiana time) Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville, where a rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m. (Indiana time) today and prayer services will be held 9:30 a.m. (Indiana time) Tuesday.
Preferred memorials are Visiting Nurse Services & Hospice and Jamie Gilbert Education Fund.
Marcia Jean Michael
Died: Friday, June 06, 2003
WEST LIBERTY — Marcia Jean Michael, 74, of West Liberty died at 4:16 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was born May 8, 1929, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Rev. Harold and Norma Robison Wyandt. On Oct. 6, 1951, in Bellefontaine, she married John D. Michael, who survives in West Liberty.
Mrs. Michael worked as a substitute teacher at the West Liberty School system and taught at Adriel School.
Other survivors include:
Daughters — Susan (Nick) Lantz of Cable, Nancy (Barry) Skaggs of Gahanna and Mary Jo (Terry) Price of St. Paris
Brothers — Gordon (Glenna) Wyandt of West Liberty and Michael Jim Stemen of Mississippi
Sister — Marjorie Wollet of Van Wert
Seven grandchildren, Sarah Yoder, Rachel, David and Rebecca Lantz, Jody and Jason Ober and Michael Price, and one great-grandchild, Cassandra Watts, also survive.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, the Revs. Gary Morgan and John Ware officiating. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at The Urbana Nazarene Church.
Visitation is 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at the church.
Arrangements were handled by Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty.