Earl J. Siebert, 98, of Celina, Ohio, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born On October 22, 1918, to Edward and Alvena  (Luth) Siebert.  On August 16, 1958,  he married Audrey Visser, and she survives in Celina. 


Earl was a U.S. Navy veteran, and served his country during WWII.  He was a farmer, and he had also worked as a custodian at the Rockford High School, later Parkway School, retiring from there after 22 years.  He was an avid bowler, and worked at Plaza Bowling Lanes in Celina as well.  Earl lived in the area all his life, and was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell, where he served as a deacon and trustee.  He loved gardening and fishing, and when he was younger, did a lot of hunting.  He loved his wife and children, and adored his grandchildren and enjoyed watching their ball games and loved taking them fishing.


Surviving in addition to his wife Audrey, are three children:  Steven (Linda) Siebert; Sandra (Stephen) Heckler; and Donna (Lee) Post, all of Celina.  Earl has 9 grandchildren:  Ben (Kristin) Siebert, Brad (Abby) Siebert, Nicholas Siebert, Kevin Siebert, Samantha Heckler, Rachel (Ryan) Dismore, Chris (Emily) Post, Allie (Sam) Slavik, and Nate Post, along with one great granddaughter, Raegan Dismore.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell, on the corner of St. Rte. 118 and Oregon Road, Celina, with Pastor Karen Tamorria officiating.  Burial will follow at Buck Cemetery, Celina, Ohio. 


Friends may call on Sunday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford from 2:00-6:00 p.m., and on Monday, at the church, one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be directed to the church or to State of the Heart Hospice. 


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Roger Penn, 75, of Trotwood, Ohio, formerly of Rockford, Ohio, died January 12, 2017, at Friendship Village in Dayton, Ohio, where he had been a resident. 


He was born on July 11, 1941, the son of Edwin Frederick and Rebecca Cedell (Tussing) Penn, both who preceded him in death.  


Roger graduated from Rockford High School, and furthered his education by graduating with a BSED from Bowling Green University in 1963, a MSTH from Cornell University in 1967, and a PhD in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1972.  Roger accepted a position as a Chemistry Professor at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, in 1975 and retired after almost 34 years in 2009.


Roger joined the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio, in 1977 and immediately joined the choir.  In fact, he had been a member of a church choir ever since high school.  In Rockford, he was a member of the former Rockford Presbyterian Church, where he also sang in the church choir.  Throughout his life, he generously donated to many organizations which he found worthwhile.


Surviving are a brother, Harold Penn of Celina, Ohio; a sister, Alice Penn of Rockford, Ohio; two nephews, John (Janeth) Penn of Jacksonville, Florida; and Nelson (Robyn) Penn of Powell, Ohio.


Memorial services for Roger were held on January 22, 2017, in Dayton at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio, at the convenience of the family. 


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