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  • William “Bill,” Wetmore, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:16 am., surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on November 11, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of George and Ruth (Hohman) Wetmore, his parents are both deceased. On October 9, 1982, he was married to Patricia Barnett Ritchie, and she survives him in Lima. Bill was a Pipefitter, a skilled tradesman working out of Local 776 of the (Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He worked for Tilton Corp., Smith Boughan, and Bechtel Corp., and had worked at many different jobsites, among them; Procter and Gamble, Minster Machine, the Met Bank, the Lima Refinery, Cook Nuclear Plant, and many of the Department stores in Lima. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, and was an MP, from 1956-1959. He loved to build things and to restore old things. He built 4 kit cars (2 dune buggies, a Bradley, and an MG), enjoyed model railroading, model building in general, having won awards for his exquisite work. He was an avid fisherman, camping and traveling much of the US. Bill was a past member of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club, BPOE Elks Lodge 54, and was a proud member of Local 776. He received his 60- year award this year; it was a moment he was truly proud of. Throughout his years of employment, Bill was well respected as a Pipefitter, and as a friend.  One of his greatest moments was when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. In addition to his wonderful wife Pat, whom he dearly loved, he is survived by his children; Cindy (Augustine) Tuma of Lima, Becky (Reed) Nutt, of Delphos, Wanda (Dan) Murphy of Bryan Texas, and William (Missy) Wetmore Jr. of Hebron, OH. Bill had 3 siblings; Kathy (Scott Kramer) Vermillion of Ada, George (Jill) Wetmore of Troy, and Rick (Jean) Wetmore of Lima. His grandchildren; Libby (Shawn) Nutt of Valparaiso IN, Coralynne Wetmore (of Lima), Miranda Carroll, and Mary Hill, and Gabriel Grubb and Emily Grubb (of Hebron); Great-grandchildren; Alli (Sierra) Diller of Westfield IN., Zaylin (Cassandra McGue) Nutt of Ada, Casey Nutt, and Sophia Nutt of Valparaiso, IN. Friends may call on Monday, October 3, at HANNEMAN-SIFERD FUNERAL HOME 506 N. Cable Rd., Lima Ohio 45805 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on October 4, 2022, at 12:30 pm, with a visitation 1 hour prior to service. Pastor Neal Whitney of The Church at Allentown will officiate the service. Interment will follow services at Memorial Park Mausoleum, where this Veteran will be given a final salute by Active Duty Army, The American Legion 96/VFW 1275 Honor Guard, and the Patriot Guard Riders. To express condolences online, please go to: www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com.
  • Phillip W. "Phil" Stauffer, age 80, was called into the presence of the Lord at 5:18 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2022, at Lima Memorial Health System. Phil was born January 21, 1942 in Lima, OH, to the late Cloyne W. and Florence E. (Lusk) Stauffer. Phil proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2009 from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #776. Phil enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid golfer. He was a racing fan, especially of NASCAR and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his two sons, Brent (Dionne) Stauffer of Crestview, FL and Craig A. (Patty) Stauffer of Lima; five grandchildren, Justin Andrew Stauffer of Fort Myers, FL, Ian Wesley (Danielle) Stauffer of Anchorage, AK, Tyler Stauffer of Lima, Cody Stauffer of MS and Emily Stauffer of Panama City, FL; one great grandson, Clark Wesley Stauffer of Anchorage AK; Sister, Sandi L. Kruger of Lima, brother-in-law, Robert D. "Rick" Shindeldecker of Harrod; the entire Stauffer and Lusk family and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Gloria Ann Stauffer; 2nd wife, Mary M. Stauffer; sister, Karen M. (Stauffer) Shindeldecker; brother, Robert A. Stauffer and sister-in-law, Donna Stauffer. Phil's wishes were that no services be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438 or the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
  • Terry Lee Steele, 65, passed away on July 10, 2022, at his residence. Terry was born on November 2, 1956 in Lima, Ohio, to Vernon L. and Joyce (Mobley) Steele. Terry was a graduate of the Lima Senior Adult Education Program. He was also a member of the Plumbers-Pipefitters Local Union 776. Terry was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed spending time with his family, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved to golf, fish, and cooking, especially for family cookouts. He is survived by his children, Terry Steele Jr., Jody (Scott) Shaw, Brandy Steele, and Katie Steele; mother of his children, Cheryl Morlock; grandchildren, Jessica, Kaylynn, Jayden, Carli (Trent), Jewel, Kayleb, Olivia, Kennedy, Elijah, and Kaliyah; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Avalynn, and Austin Jr.; and his siblings, John Steele, Rick Steele, and Donna (David) Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Brianna Longmeier, and a sister, Connie Stolzenenberg. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Allentown Cemetery, Allentown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
  • Patrick D. Rohrbach, 64, of St. Marys, OH (formerly of Wapakoneta, OH) died at 7:15 p.m. Friday July 8, 2022 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. He was born March 29, 1958 in St. Marys, OH to Virgil and Victoria (Greve) Rohrbach. Survivors include: son Travis Rohrbach of Toledo, OH, son Shane Rohrbach of Bellefontaine, OH, granddaughter Spohia Rohrbach, sister Deb Weaks of St. Marys, OH,sister Cindy Gray of Celina, OH, sister Andrea (Michael) Eberle of St. Marys, OH and sister-in-law Deb Rohrbach of St. Marys, OH Preceded in death by: parents Virgil and Victoria Rohrbach; son Nicholas Raver; daughter Shiloh Rohrbach; brother Steve Rohrbach; brother Neil Rohrbach; brother-in-law Robert Weaks; brother-in-law Richard Gray He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1976). He had been an employee of Huffy Bicycle Mfg. Co. in Celina, OH and St. Marys Foundry Co., prior to retiring from Plumbers and Pipefitters Service Technicians Union Local # 776 in Lima, OH. An avid biker, he "lived to ride" his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Always concerned for the safety of bikers, he was a charter member of ABATE of Ohio (Region 3). He also truly enjoyed spending time with his friends and being a father. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday July 15, 2022 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church 511 E. Spring in St. Marys with the Rev. Robert Muhlenkamp, celebrant. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery, in St. Marys. Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Holy Rosary Church Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with Pat's family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
  • William “Bill” Ernest Darst, 86 of Lima, passed away March 1, 2022, at 8:55 am, at Otterbein Cridersville. Bill was born January 16, 1936 in Middleport, OH, to David and Clara Mae (Hamilton) Darst, who preceded him in death. He married Norma Willis Darst, who passed away. On June 27, 1992 he married Mary Ann (Kistner) Kinstle-Darst, who survives him in Lima. Bill was a 1953 graduate of Middleport High and went on to further his education at The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1957. He started as a school teacher in Pleasantville, Ohio, taught music at Perry and later worked for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 776; he retired in 1998. Bill was a wonderful musician. He was 1st Trumpet in The Ohio State Marching Band, 1st Chair Trumpet in the Lima Symphony Orchestra and he won many state awards playing trumpet in high school. Bill played trumpet in a popular band, Penjendrum, for 13 years back in the 70s and 80s. He enjoyed ballroom dancing for many years; that is how he met his wife, Mary Ann, whom he adored. Bill was the owner of a Dairy Queen in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, he was an avid golfer who golfed in many leagues and he loved to watch all sports, especially Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns, but never the State Up North. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Jeffrey Darst, Barbara (Greg) Moreland and Lara Darst; step-children, Rebecca (Bill) Bailey, Craig (Anna) Kinstle, Robert (Sandy) Kinstle and Linda (Tony) Raterman; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Equestrian Therapy Program or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
  • Walter H. “Wally” Kincaid, Jr., 72, of Lima passed away at 7:38 AM on Friday, February 4, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on April 10, 1949 in Lima, to Walter H. “Hig” Kincaid, Sr. and Rose Florence D’Amico, who both preceded him in death. On April 18, 1970, he married the love of his life, Peggy J. Clum, who survives in Lima. Wally was a pipefitter with Local Union 776 for 28 years. After which he purchased a Comfort Keepers franchise in 1999 and retired from that in June 2019 to pursue his favorite role as a son, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, fishing, shooting pool, cooking, woodworking and entertaining everyone. He was truly a “jack of all trades”. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School, Class of 1968. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 96, VFW Post 1275, Eagle’s Aerie 370, Elks Lodge 54, Moose Lodge 199, Lima Lodge 205 F&AM, the Board of Senior Citizens and was an Eagle Scout mentor. Wally was never without a smile and a quick witted ornery joke. He never met a stranger and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 51 years, Peggy are his daughters Angie (Gregg Burgoon) Hickman of Lima and April (Robert Lizotte) Kincaid of Marysville; his five grandchildren Jonathan (Rima) Hickman, Katie (Cory) Simmons, Jase Hickman, McKena Hickman and Robert G. Lizotte and great-grandson Caden Simmons; his brother John (Wendy) Kincaid of Cridersville; his sisters Gina (Doug) Sanners of Ft. Myers, FL and Pam (Denise Maynard (d)) Cockerell of Valparaiso, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Marc A. Kincaid; son-in-law Jim Hickman; brother-in-law Jerry L. (Carol) Clum, Sr. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, where masonic services will be held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 11, 2022 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, with Pastor Dan Lee, officiating. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed on the funeral homes Facebook page. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Mausoleum immediately following the services at the funeral home. Military honors will be performed by active duty members of the US Navy and the VFW Post 1275 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Rita’s Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com

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