James Ross Zizelman, 94, of Rockford, Ohio, died Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Lima, Ohio. 

He was born at home in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Frank and Bertha (Brush) Zizelman. 

Jim graduated from Rockford High School in the Class of 1942.  He then joined the U.S. Army and served in the South Pacific during WWII.  After his service, he came back home to farm, which he continued throughout his life.  Jim married Rose Agler on February, 1944, and she preceded in death in November, 1979. 

On August 4, 1980, he married Linda Parent, and she preceded in death on October 10, 2018.  Jim not only loved farming, but always had a large vegetable garden which he enjoyed working in.  He used to raise lots of turnips and give them to all his friends and anyone that would take them!  He loved to play cards all day long, and enjoyed fishing…especially flying into to Rice Lake in Canada; he  also  would go to Grand Lake St. Marys to see what was biting.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family—all of his children and grandchildren gave him so much happiness.  Jim was a member of the Shanes Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles #1292 in Rockford, where he served as President and Trustee for many years—he enjoyed the card games there with his friends.  He was also an avid bowler and played on the Rockford Canning Company League and the Eagles Bowling League on Wednesday and Friday nights.  He was a member of the Rockford American Legion, Glenn D. Eckhart Post #508 and the Celina Eichar-De Curtins VFW Post #5713.

Surviving are children Brian (Joyce) Dicke of Rockford, Michele (Brent) Buschur of Beorne, Texas, and Angie (Todd) Thomas of Celina, along with 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. 

Two siblings survive:  Dan (Phyllis) Zizelman and Ruth I. Sites, both of Celina, Ohio. 


Deceased in addition to his parents and wives, is a son Tom Zizelman and a granddaughter.  Tom’s wife, Beverly, survives. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Dave Souers officiating.  Burial will follow in Friends Chapel Cemetery, Tama Road, Rockford. 

Friends may call on Monday at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  The Eagles will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. 

Military graveside rites will be handled by the Celina VFW #5713. 

Memorials may be made to the Doner’s Choice. 

Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com



Dennis Dean Krugh, 69, of Ohio City, Ohio, formerly of Rockford, died Thursday afternoon,
January 31, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on March 13, 1949 in Celina, Ohio, the son of Buddy Jr. “B.J.” and Phyllis Joan (Caywood) Krugh.  Denny was lucky enough to be raised by a lovely grandmother, Pauline Caywood, and his uncle Maurice Caywood, both whom he was very close. 


He was a graduate of the Parkway Class of 1967, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam.  After returning from the service in 1970, he drove truck for the Rockford Stone Quarry, and later, worked at Chrysler in Van Wert.  He then drove truck, for grain companies in the area.  Denny lived here his entire life, except when he served in the Military, and he enjoyed the small town life and all his friends. 


He was a member of the Rockford Glenn D. Eckhart Post #508 American Legion in Rockford, a member of the Rockford Shanes Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles #1292, and the Eichar De-Curtins Post # 5713 VFW in Celina.  Denny loved motorcycles and especially loved riding his Harley, and he always enjoyed a good laugh with his friends and family.


Surviving are his wife Shirley (Roberts) Krugh; their 6 children:  Joel Dean (Kathy) Krugh of Mendon, Larry “Timer” (Robin) Worden of Rockford, Donnie (Karen) Worden of Charleston, South Carolina, Mike (Laura) Green of Van Wert, Daniel Duane Green of Rockford, and Toni (John) Campbell of Fort Loramie, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.   Many nieces and nephews also survive.


Denny has one brother, Ted (Pam) Krugh of Rockford, and one sister, Diane Krugh Hodge of Sumpter, South Carolina.  Two half- brothers survive:  David Allen Krugh of Newton Falls, Ohio and Gary (Trudy) Krugh of Levetsburg, Ohio, along with a half-sister, Sharon (Phil) Trammo of Braceville, Ohio.


Friends may call at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  


Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, Ohio, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for the immediate family members. Memorials may be directed to the Leota Braun Foundation, earmarked for the Post 508 Veterans Memorial.  


Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com     



Von E. “Bud” Call, 73, of Willshire, Ohio passed away Thursday evening, January 31, 2019 at CHP Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

Bud was born on July 2, 1945 in Decatur, Indiana to Earl “Woody” & Lucy Ann (Terrell) Call. He married Suzanne Werst on June 26, 1965 in Decatur.

He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1964.

Bud attended Praise Point Church in Willshire, Ohio. He was a member of the Moose Lodge # 1311 in Decatur, Shane’s Aerie Eagles #1292 in Rockford, & the Willshire Sportsman’s Club. He was a former member of the American Legion Post # 207 in Willshire.

He retired in 2007 from Central Soya in Decatur with 43 years of service.

Bud loved golfing, fishing, & bowling. He was a great bowler having several perfect 300 games and also bowling an 800 series. He was an avid IU basketball fan and Chicago Bears fan.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Call of Willshire, OH; two sons, Scott (Deb) Call & Brooks (Tina) Call both of Rockford, OH; daughter, Tiffany (Mike DiCillo) Lewis of Brook Park, OH; two brothers, Vernon Call of FL & James Call of Monroeville, IN; brother-in-law, Richard (Rita) Werst of Celina, OH; and seven grandchildren, Eleesha Long, Jordan Feldes, and Ocean, Quinn, Keagan, Giovanna, & Rowan DiCillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, James Werst.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at Praise Point Church in Willshire, Ohio with Pastor Brandon Baker, Pastor Mark Ralph, & Pastor Brad Kittle officiating.

Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #43 of Decatur.

Family & friends will be received from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Praise Point Church or CHP Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.  


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