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Jeanette E. Fischer PDF Print
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:23 PM

Oct. 17, 1936-Aug. 25, 2014

Jeanette FischerDELPHOS — Jeanette E. Fischer, 87, of Delphos, passed away Monday morning at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Her Family… She was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Delphos to James and Margaret (Cain) Flanagan, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 10, 1951, she married Francis Fischer, who survives in Delphos. They had been married for 63 years.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:33 PM
 
Vera C. Loetz PDF Print
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Aug. 23, 1920-Aug. 23, 2014

DELPHOS — Vera C. Loetz, 94, of Delphos died on Saturday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Delphos to Henry and Matilda (Wiechart) Strayer, who preceded her in death.

On July 6, 1939, she married William Loetz Sr., who died on Aug. 5, 2002.

Other survivors include four sons, Carl (Rosalyn) Loetz of Jenera, Rodney (Charlotte) Loetz of Archbold, William Loetz Jr. of Windsor and Joseph Loetz of Van Wert; four daughters, Nancy (Norman) Vondran of Lima, Carolyn Mason of Lexington, Kentucky, Kathleen (David) Calvelage of Engelwood, Florida, and Susan (Larry) Grothouse of Delphos; 23 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Strayer; and a sister, Helen Koch.

Mrs. Loetz was a homemaker and member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Mother’s Club and Grandmother’s Club. She was a Thrift Shop volunteer and volunteered for the Red Cross and Food Bank for more than 50 years.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Preferred memorials are to St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Last Updated on Monday, August 25, 2014 7:27 AM
 
Francis ‘Frank’ J. Wellmann PDF Print
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Francis ‘Frank’ J. WellmanMarch 28, 1932

Aug. 22, 2014

DELPHOS — Francis “Frank” J. Wellmann, 82, of Delphos passed away peacefully Friday evening at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

HIS FAMILY … He was born March 28, 1932, in Delphos to John J. and Irene A. (Ricker) Wellmann.

He is survived by a sister, Joan (James) Weger of Delphos; a brother, John F. (Patricia) Wellmann of Delphos; five nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Elmer “Andy” (Phyllis) Wellmann; and a sister, Sister Mary Johnene, SND.

HIS LEGACY … He retired as president and owner of Hofeller Hiatt and Clark in Lima. He attended St. John’s High School and graduated in 1950. He served in the Naval Reserves and then served two years active duty on the U.S.S. McCaffery destroyer escort. He graduated with a B.S. in math and business education at Ohio Northern University. He was a member of the former Delphos Jaycees, receiving the Distinguished Service Award, and was also The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce president. He was a member of the St. John’s Finance Committee and the St. John’s School Board, where he served as president for six years. He served on the State AAA Board for 35 years. He moved to Lima in 1976. He served two terms as president of the Greater Lima Downtown Chamber. He then served on the YMCA, Red Cross and CURLAC Boards. He chaired the Streetscape Committee, which was a national award winner. He was on the Civic Center Board and served five years as president and also the treasurer. He produced eight musicals for the Civic Center. He chaired the Building Committee during construction with Cinci V.P. and Marilyn Collmer. He designed and chaired expansion of The Multi-Purpose room. He was a member of Lima Kiwanis where he served as president for 35 years and served as president of the Endowment Fund.

HIS FAREWELL SERVICES … Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, with Fathers Ron Schock and Johnson, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, with military honors accorded by the Delphos Veterans Council.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Monday, August 25, 2014 7:29 AM
 
Virginia M. Trentman Nickols PDF Print
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Virginia M. Trentman NickolsSept. 8, 1930-Aug. 24, 2014

LANDECK — Virginia M. Trentman Nickols, 83, of Landeck died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday at Vancrest of Delphos.

She was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Landeck to Hilary and Martha (Gengler) Trentman, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include four sisters, Norene Murphy of Lancaster, Mary E. Loraditch of Akron, Rose (Norman) Etgen of Lakeland, Florida, and Lois (Carl) Luersman of Landeck; and three brothers, Merlin (Dorothy) Trentman of Landeck, Tom (Jane) Trentman of Delphos and Robert “Bob” (Sue) Trentman of Delphos. She loved many and also left behind 38 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Pat Trentman; brothers-in-law, Paul Murphy and Andrew Loraditch; and a niece.

She worked several places as a cook and caregiver and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

She enjoyed crocheting and loved spending time with family, baking, cooking and gardening.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church in Landeck, Father Ron Schock officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos with a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

To leave condolences, visit www.harterandschier.com.

 
Thomas R. Lozano PDF Print
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Thomas R. LozanoOct. 21, 1957-Aug. 22, 2014

KALIDA — Thomas R. Lozano, 56, of Kalida and formerly of Delphos, died Friday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Lima to Ramiro “Romie” and Louise (Leis) Lozano. His father preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2010. His mother survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include a sister, Barbara (Dennis) Hesseling of Delphos; three brothers, Charles Lozano and Tony (Pam) Lozano of Delphos and Daniel (Diane) Lozano of Leipsic; three nephews, Dustin (Taylor) Loomis) Hesseling, Kory (Alyssa) Hesseling and Reed Hesseling; and a niece, Kelsey Lozano.

Mr. Lozano was currently employed with Byrne Excavating. Prior to that, he was an over-the-road truck driver for more than 40 years. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved music and jigsaw puzzles.

Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Reinhart officiating.

Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or the ABATE Motorcycle Toy Run of Lima.

To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.

Last Updated on Monday, August 25, 2014 5:31 AM
 
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