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Virginia Elizabeth (Grey) Wannemacher PDF Print
Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:00 PM

Virginia Elizabeth (Grey) WannemacherAug. 4, 1942-April 26, 2014

OTTOVILLE — Virginia E. Wannemacher, 71, of Ottoville died 8:42 a.m. Saturday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Toledo to Edward and Thelma (Todd) Grey, who preceded her in death.

On Sept. 1, 1973, she married Paul Wannemacher, who survives in Ottoville.

Virginia is also survived by her children, Ann (Mike) James of Payne, Jim (Rachel) Wannemacher of Ottoville and John (Amanda) Wannemacher of Delphos; three sisters, Pat (Jim) Kratzman, Judith Pidcock and Mary Worden all of Toledo; a brother, Frank (Ruth) Grey of Holland; seven grandchildren, Kylee, Mikel, Liz, Zack, Rian, Arin and Chloe; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly June Bailey; and two brothers, James and Donald Grey.

Virginia retired from Eaton Corp. in Van Wert. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. She had been a nun with Sisters of the Precious Blood and enjoyed a teaching career where she taught elementary school in Tiffin and Toledo, and later substituted for Ottoville Local School and other area schools. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, baking, cooking and she always put others before herself.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed to www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Mary M. Lause PDF Print
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:25 PM

June 28, 1923-April 22, 2014

Mary M. LauseDELPHOS — Mary M. Lause, 90, of Delphos, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

She was born June 28, 1923, in Delphos to Raymond and Margaret (Stepleton) Schwinnen, who preceded her in death.

Charles R. ‘Dick’ Say PDF Print
Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Charles R. "Dick" SayAug. 30, 1921 -  April 24, 2014

Charles R. “Dick” Say died at 7:13 a.m. Thursday in Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Delphos to J. H. and Elizabeth (Delaney) Say, who preceded him in death.

On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Mary (Pollock), who survives.

He is also survived by sons, Rick (Linda) Say and Bob (Gina) Say both of Van Wert; grandchildren, Bart (Theresa) Say, Sarah (Matt) Sease, Amy (Tom) Williamson and Jeff Say; and seven great-grandchildren surviving.

He was the founder, owner and operator of VW Auto, Inc., in Van Wert for many years. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, Knights of Columbus Council 6034, a life member of BPOE Lodge 1197, a member of Van Wert Rotary, a US Army veteran of World War ll and a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Fathers James Say and Stanley Szybka officiating.

Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m. Sunday. A Parish Vigil and Rosary service will follow the visitation.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery Van Wert.

Preferred memorials are to St. Mary of the Assumption School.

Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com, or sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Martha C. (Stallkamp) Kihm PDF Print
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:51 PM

Martha C. (Stallkamp) KihmOct. 8, 1913-April 22, 2014

Martha C. (Stallkamp) Kihm, 100, of Hamilton passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday at home surrounded by her family.

Martha was born in Delphos on Oct. 8, 1913, the youngest of 11 children of Edward and Anna (Finckh) Stallkamp.

She was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, class of 1931, and also of Northwestern School of Business. She worked for Associates Finance in Lima until she married Robert R. Kihm Jan. 25, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1994 after 53 years of marriage.

She leaves behind three sons, Michael (Susan) Kihm, Thomas (Jacqueline) Kihm and David Kihm, all of Hamilton; two daughters, Karen (John) Melko of Foster City, Calif., and Judith (Bill) McKnight of Terre Haute, Ind., along with 13 grandchildren: Andrew (Holly) Kihm, Caroline Horton, Christopher McKnight, Daniel Kihm, Elizabeth Timmerman, Jeffrey (Kate) Kihm, John Kihm, John (Valerie) Melko, Joseph (Suzette) Melko, Katherine Vogt, Kristine (Aaron) Browning, Maria (John) Hetherton and Sonia Melko; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by all of her siblings as well as all of her brothers and sisters-in-law.

After raising her children, she volunteered for many years in the surgery waiting room of Hamilton Mercy Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church, Ridgelawn and Liberty avenues, followed by entombment in St. Stephen Mausoleum.

Memorials may be directed to Stephen T. Badin High School, 571 New London Road, Hamilton, OH 45013, St. Xavier High School, 600 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224, and to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013.

Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com.


Mary M. Lause PDF Print
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:38 PM

Mary M. Lause, 90, of Delphos, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.


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