Van Wert County, Ohio, Obituaries for

Obituaries for December 1998 thru April 1999

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Surnames: DEPUY
Decedent: Perrin DePuy
Date listed: Sunday, January 10, 1971

Of a Leading Citizen of Van Wert.
Perrin DePuy is no More.
nbsp: One by one the pioneers of this county are passing away, and their places are being filled by others. Seldom have these changes been more keenly felt than in the death of the person whose name heads this article, because but few have resided longer in the county, and none have been more active and energetic while living. Perrin DePuy removed to this town in the year 1845, and entered upon the practice of the law, and, after a successful practice of about five years, became interested in the gold excitement of California and forming a company from this section of the country, crossed the plans in search of the rich gold fields reported to be in that region.-Not being as successful in the mines of the West as in the woods of Van Wert, after an absence of about two years, he returned to this place, much reduced in finances, and again entered his profession with renewed energy, and has since that time, been engaged in its practice; though for the last few years he has been working himself out of business. Having accumulated a goodly portion of this world's goods, and having but few dependent upon him, he was beginning to work more for pleasure than profit. To this end he was given his attention somewhat to agriculture, in which he took especial interest and pleasure. He had cleared, improved and drained two or three farms to suit his own peculiar taste, and, by this example, was teaching an important lesson to much older farmers than him- self.
On last Friday morning Mr. DePuy entered his office in apparently as good health as usual. In a few minutes he complained of a severe pain in his head. and in a moment fell from his seat in an entire helpless condition, from which time he never moved a muscle, though he continued to breathe until Saturday night, at half-past ten o'clock, when he passed away. Apoplexy, in its most fatal form. had seized him and all efforts of kind friends and skilled physicians failed to relieve him from its first attack.
Thus has passed away, without a moment's warning, one who has mingled with the citizens of Van Wert for a quarter of a century; and who has been identified with its growth and prosperity, and has shared its hardships and adversities one who had justly acquired a character for industry, frugality, exactness and strict integrity.

Surnames: HARTZELL
Decedent: Roberta Hartzell
Date listed: Thursday, May 27, 1976

(File contributed by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman,

Graveside services for Mrs. Roberta Hartzell, 92, formerly of Van Wert, are to be at 11 am Friday in Woodland Cemetery Van Wert. The Rev William Stewart will officiate.
Mrs Hartzell died at 7:05 Wednesday in Delphos Memorial Home following a long illness.
Her husband, Earl E. died Jan 29 1963.
Surviving are a son, H. Weikert Hartzell of Clark Lake, Mich, a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Myrdith) Ireton of Rt 2, Van Wert, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 pm today at Alspach Funeral Home, Van Wert.

Surnames: KING
Decedent: Lisa L. King
Date listed: Monday, December 11, 1978

(Submitted by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman,

Funeral Tuesday for woman
killed in car-train accident
Services will be 1 p. m. Tuesday Funeral Home, 900 West Grand Ave Lima, for Lisa L. King, 18, of 9060 Ridge Rd., Rt. 2, Delphos, who was killed in a car-train accident at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The Reverend Leonard L. Klotz will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge Cemetery of Leipsic.
Troopers of the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol said Miss King's auto was northbound on Kemp Road when her car was struck by a westbound train on ConRail tracks.
Miss King was thrown from her auto on impact, according to troopers Allen County Coroner Dr William Noble pronounced Miss King dead on arrival at St Rita's Medical Center at approximately 1:30 a m from a broken neck.
She was born Feb. 17 1960 to Paul R. and Betty (Ramsey) King. Her father is deceased. Her mother resides at 9060 Ridge Rd.
Other survivors include a brother, Jack A. of Lima; a sister, Mrs Patrick (Jill) Bloomfield of Defiance and paternal grand mother. Mrs. Daisy King of Brower Road Lima.
She was employed by Ex-Cell-O Corp of Lima, and was a member of St Mark's United Methodist Church, Lima, and a 1978 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p m. today at the funeral home.

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