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Bernice Keselica PDF Print
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:18 PM

Aug. 17, 1926- Jan. 20, 2014


Bernice Keselica, 87, of Delphos, died at 1:22 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Chenoa, Ky., to Ledford and Ollie (Lee) Webb, who preceded him in death.

In 1966, she married to Joseph Keselica, who passed in 1978.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Brooks) Klaus of Delphos; her grandson, Brent (Kim) Binkley of Delphos; three great-grandchildren, Makayla, Hunter and Cole Binkley; many nieces, nephews and friends; and her brother, Donald (Ella) Webb of Ypsilanti, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Kenneth J. Klaus; her brothers, Kelly, Rufus, Etna and Colson Webb; her sisters, Nadine Epperson, Mabel Webb and Rose Collins; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Webb; brother-in-law, Henry Collins and nephew, Michael Webb.

She retired in 1988 after 22 years at Teleflex in Van Wert. She attended First Baptist Church in Van Wert.

Bernice was a very special person and a great mom, grandmother and great-grandma, always being there for them and putting them first. She will be forever missed by those who loved her. She enjoyed traveling and doing things with her longtime friends, Pat, Linda, Shirley and Marilyn. One of her favorite things was her return trips home to Kentucky.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Steve Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Relay for Life.

Dale J. Nienberg PDF Print
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:23 PM

Sept. 17, 1950-Jan. 19, 2014


Dale J. NienbergDale J. Nienberg, 63, of Kalida died Sunday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Lima to John Nienberg and Marcile (Elwer) Nienberg-Schmitz, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by a nephew, Mike (Teresa) Nartker of New Riegel; a niece, Paula Nartker of New Riegel; five great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; and two great-great-nieces.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan Nartker.

In 2003, after 30 years of teaching, coaching and administration, Dale retired as Kalida High School’s principal. He was a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University, Columbus, and a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Van Wert and Paulding chapters. He was the president of the Putnam County Library, a Master Gardner and a member of the Kalida Lions Club.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, Father Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.

Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Library or Planned Pethood, P.O. Box 350908, Toledo 43635.

Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Joseph L. Osenga PDF Print
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:21 PM

Oct. 28, 1950 Jan. 19, 2014


Joseph L. OsengaJoseph L. Osenga, 63, of Fort Jennings died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Lima to Joseph E. and Mildred (Thatcher) Osenga. His father survives in Cloverdale and his mother preceded him in death.

He married Susan Keeling on Dec. 12, 1980, and she survives in Fort Jennings.

Mr. Osenga is also survived by his son, Brent (Bethann Martin) Osenga of Delphos; his daughter, Hollie Rust of Dayton; two brothers, Kim (Pam) Osenga of Van Wert and Scot (Marcia) Osenga of Van Wert; and four grandchildren, Cole Gasser, Skyler, Liberty and Piper Osenga.

He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Dennis Pollack.

He was a member of the National Guard for six years and a 1968 graduate of Grover Hill. He had worked at Orbitron for 20 years, where he was the union president, on the union committee for many years and was highly respected for his leadership abilities. After the closing of Orbitron, he was currently working on his 19th year at Eaton.

He truly enjoyed his grandchildren and his life revolved around his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling with his Susie. He was an avid Buckeye fan.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will also be from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.harterandschier.com.

Ervin 'Butch' E. Fabian PDF Print
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:19 PM


Sept. 19, 1943

Jan. 16, 2014


Ervin 'Butch' E. FabianErvin “Butch” E. Fabian, 70, of Delphos died Thursday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Convoy to Ervin “Dutch” and Elizabeth (Burk) Fabian, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Keith (Maria) Fabian of Willcox, Ariz., Holly (Dave) Baird of Delphos, Stacy (Robert) Wilson of Convoy and Nicole Riley of Celina; stepchildren, Eunice Bernhardt of New Bremen, Texas, and Kevin Miller of Benson, Ariz.; brothers, Ed (Faith) Fabian of Convoy and Paul (Robin) Fabian of Van Wert; a sister, Donna Scott of Paulding; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Tosh, Jamie Bennett, Derek Poling, Dallas Baird, Rachael Wilson, Christian Riley, Elizabeth Baird, Reanna Wilson, Deberah Wilson, Cade Riley, Andrew Siqueiros, Amanda Enrico and Raymi Rios; five great-grandchildren; and his dog, “Bosco.”

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymone E. Fabian.

Fabian retired from Kennedy Kit Manufacturing in Van Wert. He was a United States Army veteran and a lifetime member of the Van Wert American Legion and V.F.W., where he was a member of the Color Guard. He was also a big supporter of giving blood to the American Red Cross. He had previously been a member of the Van Wert and Delphos Eagles.

A Military Committal Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert American Legion or DAV.

Marcia L. Grone PDF Print
Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:02 PM

May 13, 1967-Jan. 18, 2014

Marcia L. GroneMarcia L. Grone, 46, of Delphos, died at 5 a.m. Saturday at her residence surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer for the last five months.

She was born May 13, 1967, in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, to Irvin and Mary (Baldauf) Grone, who survive in Delphos.

Other survivors include her son, Zach Grone, at home in Delphos; his father, Nate Price of Fort Jennings; three sisters, Linda (Steve) Coil, Cindy (Kevin) Michel and Laurie (Ron) Culp of Delphos; a brother, Roger (Sara) Grone of Delphos; special friend, Clint Mox of Delphos; and eight nieces and nephews, Philip, Matt and Shannon Coil, Jeff, Jason and Rachel Michel and Aaron and Josh Culp.

Marcia started working at Mary’s A&W at the age of 11 and was currently manager. She also took part-time work for several years with the Old Barn Out Back. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a 1985 graduate of St. John’s High School and graduated from Lima Tech with a two-year degree. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of the flowers at A&W. She loved animals but most of all, she loved spending time with her son, Zach, and going to his sporting and school events.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society, Delphos Hospice or Zach’s Education Fund.

Leave condolences at harterandschier.com.

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