Monday, September 16, 2013 1:42 PM
Janet K. (Geise) Pohlman Elchert, 63, of Spencerville passed away on Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Last Updated on Monday, September 16, 2013 11:39 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:26 AM
July 21, 1928-Sept. 12, 2013
Mildred T. “Mick” Pohl, 85, of Delphos, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born July 21, 1928, in Kalida, to Herman and Anna (Kamphaus) Buss, who preceded her in death.
She married Norbert Pohl, who also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Lenora (James C.) Kaska of Elizabeth City, N.C., Mary Jane (Gordon) Donnelly of Kenton and Rosemary (Roger) Altman of Findlay; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a special nephew, August “Gus” Brinkman of Kalida.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Harry and Leo Buss; seven sisters, Mary Kramer, Magdalena Schroeder, Veronica Drees, Agnes Meiering, Monica Weis, Rose Matthews and Marcella Goedde; and a special friend, Robert Jones.
She was the former owner of the Short Stop.
Mrs. Pohl was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Steve Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. There will be a Parish Wake beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contribution may be made to Delphos Senior Citizen Center.
To leave condolences for the family, visit www. harterandschier.com.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:25 AM
May 21, 1919-Sept. 13, 2013
Carol Mae Shobe, 94, of Delphos, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday in the Vancrest Care Center in Delphos.
She was born May 21, 1919, in Delphos, to Earl Wayne and Helen Carol Strohl Prine, who preceded her in death.
On March 31, 1938, she married Warren L. Shobe, who preceded her in death on March 8, 1993.
She is survived by six children, Maynard L. (Carol) Shobe of Delphos, Chester L. (Glenda) Shobe of Ada, Sandra K. (James) Hirn of Spencerville, Thomas D. (Sharon) Shobe of Spencerville, Billy G. (Betty) Shobe of Delphos and Pamela L. (Michael) Carder of Delphos; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild and four siblings, Rose Marie Seibert, Martha Alice Bendle, Wayne E. Prine and Carl E. Prine.
Mrs. Shobe was a homemaker, enjoyed crocheting, cooking and especially making noodles.
She was a former member of the Ida Rebekah Lodge #391 and also the Northwest Ohio Field and Stream Association, both of Spencerville.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, with the Rev. Curtiss Randolph officiating. Entombment will follow in the Lima Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Friday, September 13, 2013 12:13 AM
May 7, 1930-Sept. 11, 2013
William C. “Bill” Strayer, 83, of rural Elida, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday of an extended illness in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville, where he was for a short while.
He was born May 7, 1930, in Amanda Township, Allen County, to Gale and Eulahla F. Boyer Strayer, who preceded him in death.
He married Frances L. Moore on Oct. 11, 1953, whom he met at The Ohio State University. They would have been married 60 years next month. She survives along with three children, Donald E. (Nancy E.) Strayer of Beavercreek, Nancy L. Strayer of Elida and Rebecca R. (Brent) English of Elida; and three grandchildren, Caroline Rose English, Lorraine Frances English and Aaron Strayer English, all of Elida.
Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Betty (John) Blymyer and baby boy Strayer.
He was a lifelong member of the Zion United Methodist Church near Elida.
He was a 1948 graduate of Elida High School and was a 1952 graduate of The Ohio State University, earning a B.S. Degree in Agriculture. He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Agricultural Fraternity and a member of the OSU Livestock Judging team in 1950, which he was recently honored for.
A lifelong farmer, he raised Registered Angus Cattle, which is a 90-year long continuous family tradition, making him the patriarch of the oldest Angus herd in the state of Ohio.
On Thursday, he, his son-in-law and grandson were recognized by the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District as the 2013 outstanding co-operator.
He served as treasurer of the Ohio Angus Association for 20 years. He was a member of the Auglaize, Van Wert, Ohio, Black Swamp, West Central, Eastern Ohio and American Angus Associations. He was a long-time member and advisor for the Amanda Agricultural 4-H Club.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zion United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mark Fuerstenau officiating and burial to follow in the Hartford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville and after noon Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church of Spencerville EMS.
Friday, September 13, 2013 12:11 AM
Sept. 24, 1924-Sept. 12, 2013
Oleta Marie Fronk, 88, of Delphos died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.
She was born Sept. 24, 1924, to Don F. and Emma (Rice) Miller, who preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Fronk on Sept. 30, 1945. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2003. They had just celebrated 58 years of marriage before Kenneth’s passing.
Oleta was a designer and buyer at Shenk’s Bridal Boutique, where she enjoyed designing wedding dresses and formal wear for 30 years.
She enjoyed singing in the church choir for over 50 years. She also enjoyed taking her suppers to her family and friends who were shut ins.
She was a member of the Christian Endeavor as a youth member; past elder of the First United Presbyterian Church of Christ; and past president of the Woman’s Association, Rebecca and Ruth Circles. She was a past Deputy Grand Matron of District Eight of the Order of the Eastern Star and a past Matron of Delphos Chapter 26; and a 50-year, life member and titled secretary Emeritus for 30 years of service. She also belonged to the Grandmother Club.
Survivors include a son, Phillip (Denise Mathews) Fronk of Delphos; three daughters, Marcia (Walt) Barber of Beaverdam and Charlotte (John) Birkmeier and Susie (Dan G.) Rode of Delphos; a sister, Anne Miller of Delphos; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Steman of Delphos, Scott (Renee) Fronk of West Alexandria, Angella (Will) Eversole of Columbus Grove, Erin (Steve) Stark of Lima, Kelly Garmatter of Columbus Grove, Jason (Leslie) Birkmeier of Elida, Brian Birkmeier of Rawson, Kyle (Samantha) Rode and Lauren (Alan Trentman) Rode; 12 great-grandchildren, Domonic Munoz, Sierra Fronk, Max and Grant Eversole, Riley and Reese Stark, Klarrissa, Kalyn, Karsyn and Cade Garmatter and Easton and Ella Birkmeier; two sisters-in-laws, Catherine Miller and Anna Mae Miller of Delphos; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Alexander Munoz; and three brothers, Dale F., Herbert L. and Robert W. Miller.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home where an Eastern Star service will follow at 8:15 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church of Christ.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.