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Patrick H. Bergfeld PDF Print
Monday, June 02, 2014 8:12 PM

Jan. 30, 1924

June 1, 2014

Patrick H. BergfeldLIMA — Patrick H. Bergfeld, 90, passed away 11:40 a.m. on Sunday at Elmcroft Assisted Living.

He was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Delphos to Claude and Caroline (O’Neil) Bergfeld, who preceded him in death.

Vernon Robert Kill PDF Print
Sunday, June 01, 2014 8:00 PM

Vernon Robert KillMay 26, 1920-May 31, 2014

DELPHOS — Vernon Robert Kill, 94, of Delphos passed away at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Vancrest in Delphos.

He was born May 26, 1920, in Landeck to Richard J. and Mildred E. (Savidge) Kill, who preceded him in death.

On Sept. 25, 1948, he married Vena Mae Mousa, who preceded him in death on May 17, 2003.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil (Linda) Kill of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and Vincent Kill of Altamonte Springs, Florida; a daughter, Vera (Terry) Edmonds of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina; a surrogate daughter, Carolyn Brenneman of Elida; a sister, Jeanetta “Peg” Osting of Delphos; grandchildren, Stacie Lynn Jones, Troy (Michelle) Arnold, Sandra (Douglas) Knauf, Levi Z. Kill and Alexis (Aaron) Shaw; stepgrandchildren, James (Elizabeth) Brenneman, Jason (Linda) Brenneman, Travis (Nikki) Edmonds, Adam (Emily) Edmonds, Ashley Edmonds Hayes and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Bynum; great-grandchildren, Riley Vivian, Gabrielle Grace, Charlotte Faith, Justin Dakota, Caitlyn Shelby, Cade Owen and Killian Gerald; step-great-grandchildren, Madison Jewell, Emily Camille, Lindsay Elyse, Eli Jayden and Macon Manly; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vivian Marie Brenneman; granddaughter, Hillary Renee Kill; and sister, Alice Nagel.

He was the founder and owner of Kill’s Home Improvements, worked for 19 years in real estate and also was a salesman for 17 years at Lino-Trim Moldings. He was a World War II Army veteran with service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. One of his greatest blessings was his visit to Rome and seeing and receiving a blessing from the Holy Father.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree; VFW post in Delphos and Spencerville; Lima Elks; past president of the Delphos Recreation Board; Optimist Club; and Van Wert Board of Realtors.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mom and his thoughtfulness brought our family together for 11 years of wonderful, unforgettable gatherings in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, for our Christmas in July.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s the Evangelist Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with military grave rites held by Delphos Veterans Council.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions to St. John’s Parish Foundation or the school.

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“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Last Updated on Sunday, June 01, 2014 7:53 PM
George William “Bill” Agler PDF Print
Friday, May 30, 2014 8:00 PM

George William AglerApril 26, 1931-May 30, 2014

SPENCERVILLE — George William “Bill” Agler, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:51 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, following a short illness.

He was born April 26, 1931, in Van Wert, the son of Albert W. “Boots” and Olive May Partin Agler, who are deceased.

On Nov. 24, 1951, he married Betty J. Strayer, who died May 21, 2007. Then on Jan. 13, 2009, he married Margaret L. Kline Strawn, who survives in Spencerville.

Also surviving are two children: Tom A. (Sharon) Agler and Kimberly J. “Kim” Wood, both of Spencerville; five stepchildren: Cheryl (Mike) Zumberge, Dennis (Betty) Strawn and Rhonda (Mick) Stose, all of Celina, John (Denise) Strawn of Mendon and Christina (Brad Hull) Strawn, also of Celina; four grandchildren: Tom A. (Stacey) Agler, Jr. of Lima, Amy S. (Ron) Reineke of St. Marys, Megan E. Herold and Brian E. Wood II, both of Spencerville; six great-grandchildren: Koby, Gavin and Audrey Reineke, Chloe Agler and Bryce and Blaine Belcher; 13 stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was a 1949 graduate of the Van Wert High School.

Bill was a long-time member of the Hartford Christian Church where he had been Sunday School superintendent and deacon. He enjoyed his Florida winters and camping. For 44 years he and his family owned and operated their lemonade stand at the Allen County and Van Wert County Fairs.

He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Van Wert where he loved and was good at billiards.

He had worked on the Penn Central Railroad several years and the Allen County Engineers of Office and retired in 1986 as Superintendent of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Lima.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. The Rev. Gary Hohman will officiate.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday.

Memorials are to the donors choice.

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Last Updated on Friday, May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
Patricia Ann (Ambose) Wallen Adkins PDF Print
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:06 PM

May 15, 1941-May 27, 2014

Patricia AdkinsLIMA — Patricia Ann (Ambose) Wallen Adkins, 73, of Lima died at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday at her daughter’s residence.

She was born May 15, 1941, in Elida and adopted by Lawerence and Vista Ambos, who preceded her in death.

Paul V. Krietemeyer PDF Print
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:00 PM

July 7, 1935-May 26, 2014

Paul KrietemeyerFORT JENNINGS — Paul V. Krietemeyer, 78, of Fort Jennings, passed away Monday morning at The Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family.

His Family … He was born July 7, 1935 in Ft. Jennings to the late Albert and Helen (Schuerman) Krietemeyer. On February 10, 1994 he married Carolee (Johnson) Krietemeyer who survives in Fort Jennings.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:09 PM

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