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Joyce A. Lindeman PDF Print
Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:00 PM

Aug. 19, 1956-March 16, 2014

Joyce A. LindemanDELPHOS — Joyce A. Lindeman, 57, of Delphos died Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 19, 1956, to Charles and Harriet (Ball) Young, who preceded her in death.


Last Updated on Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:01 PM
Ellen 'Tootie' May Swartz PDF Print
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:02 PM

Sept. 3, 1941-March 10, 2014

Ellen 'Tootie' May SwartzTOLEDO — Ellen May Swartz, 72, went home to see Jesus and receive her crown on Monday surrounded by her loving family and friends in her home after succumbing to Alzheimer’s.

Barbara Osting PDF Print
Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 PM

Aug. 16, 1953-March 9, 2014

Barbara A. OstingDELPHOS — Barbara A. Osting, 60, of Delphos died Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 16, 1953, to James and Rita (McRedmond) Miller, who preceded her in death.

In 1975, she married Daniel Osting. They had went together since she was 15 years old. He survives in Delphos.

Survivors also include two sons, Jason J. Osting of Landeck and Aaron L. Osting of for Jennings; a brother, Dennis (Karen) Miller of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lauren Neumeier Osting, Cody Osting and Ethan Osting; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Miller of Fort Jennings.

She was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Kenneth Miller.

Mrs. Miller was a house wife and had also worked at Huffy, Teleflex and Rite Aid and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an amazing mother and wife. She loved to fish and work outside. She was a caregiver to her mother, who had lived with her for four years. She was always willing to help and was a person people would go to.

Funeral services will begin at 8 p.m Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:47 AM
Orville R. Eickholt PDF Print
Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:00 PM


April 14, 1926

March 8, 2014




Orval R. EickholtOrval R. Eickholt, 87, of Ottoville died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 14, 1926, in Ottoville to John C. and Mary M. (Miller) Eickholt.

On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Olivia “Leafy” Berelsman, who survives in Ottoville.

He is survived by 10 children, Karan (Kenneth) Maenle of Fort Jennings, Timothy (Beth) Eickholt of Ottoville, Tina (Thomas) Miller of Tipp City, Brenda (Cindy Johnson) Eickholt of Van Wert, Richard (Becky) Eickholt of Ottoville, Brian (Diane) Eickholt of Ottoville, Janice Maag of Ottoville, Patrick (Debra) Eickholt of Kalida, Bruce (Amy) Eickholt of Fort Jennings and Elaine (Butch) Calvelage of Ottoville; a sister, Calista Miller of Landeck; a sister-in-law, Dolores Eickholt of Ottawa; 36 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Orval is preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph (Virginia) Eickholt, Vincent Eickholt and Roman (Agnes/Margaret) Eickholt; two sisters, Katherine (Ralph) Altenburger and Agnes (Bill) Ulrich; a half-sister, Alvertice “Dolly” Friemoth; and a brother-in-law, Arnold Miller.

Orval retired from Fruehauf, was a lifelong farmer and a former trustee for Monterey Township. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, its Holy Name, the Ottoville Knights of Columbus, Ottoville VFW and Disabled American Veterans.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Father Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville, with military rites by the Ottoville VFW.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Sunday, March 09, 2014 7:04 PM
Kenneth D. Strayer PDF Print
Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:00 PM


Feb. 12, 1929 March 8, 2014




Kenneth D. StrayerKenneth D. Strayer, 85, of Elida died at 2:11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Hospital.

He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Amanda Township to Harold D. and Cleta I. (Laman) Strayer.

On Oct. 14, 1950, he married LaDonna G. (Furry) Strayer, who preceded him in death in January 2008.

Mr. Strayer is survived by a son, Philip D. Strayer of Elida; a daughter, Jane L. (William) Kassaw of Van Wert; a sister, Lois (Benson) Sherrick of Elida; three granddaughters, Melissa S. (Marc) Augsburger, Karen F. (Robert) Garver and Sarah (Scott) Strayer-Dickerson of Lima; seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Greta Augsburger, Taylor, Tanner and Tucker Garver, Bailey Bullock and Kadelynn Elliot; and a grandson-in-law, Alan Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Leanne R. Wilson; and great-grandson, William Alan Wilson.

He was a plumber and pipefitter, Local 776. He retired in 1990 after 25 years of service. He was also in business with his father for several years at Strayer Plumbing and Heating.

He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Germany and he served his country for three years.

He was a past president and member of the Lion’s Club, Elida Chapter. He was also a member of the VFW in Lima, Post 1275.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite partner was his wife. As an avid Reds fan, you could often find him watching them on FXSO. He was also a member of the Liar’s Table at Jim’s Restaurant.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery with military grave rites by Delphos Veteran’s Council.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice or to American Township Fire and Rescue.

To leave condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.

Last Updated on Sunday, March 09, 2014 7:03 PM

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