Wayne Eugene Willrath, age 72, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his home in Celina.
He was born October 14, 1947, in Celina, to the late Edwin George
Karl Willrath and Crystal Marie (Yaney) Willrath Heindel.
Wayne married Marsha A. Colson on June 7, 1970, and she survives.
Their only child, Karl A. Willrath, passed away August 19, 2011.
Surviving are Marsha's brothers & sisters: Gordon (Darcy) Colson
of Canyon Lake, Texas, Allan (Rose) Colson of Celina, Randy Colson
of St. Marys, Diana (John) Chaffee of Salinas, California, and Sheri
(John) Heeb and Robin (Mark) Gilstrap of Celina, many nieces &
nephews, cousins: Larry and Darrell Willrath, and many cousins
on the Yaney side of the family.
Preceding him in death were his parents-in-law: Donald & Mary
(Deitsch) Colson, and a sister-in-law, Jan Colson.
Wayne was a 1965 graduate of Parkway High School. He spent
27 years in the Military, and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Wayne served in the U.S. Army, and later joined the U.S. Air Force
Reserves in Fort Wayne.
During his military career, Wayne traveled extensively. Some of
the many places he was stationed were Germany, Africa, Maryland,
Fort Knox and Washington State. After his military service, Wayne
worked at The Fremont Company in Rockford.
He was a life member of V.F.W. Post #5713 and attended Grace
Missionary Church in Celina. Wayne enjoyed hunting rabbits and
deer, and liked to watch wrestling and NASCAR racing.
An avid military historian, Wayne particularly enjoyed researching
the Vietnam War and World War II.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled for a later date,
with burial to take place at Buck Cemetery, near Celina.
Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the
charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences and messages can be expressed to
Wayne's family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of W.H. DICK &
SONS - HELLWARTH FUNERAL HOME, CELINA.
Dennis Dailey, 63,
of Van Wert passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020.
Dennis was born
January 21, 1957, in Decatur, IN, to Ralph and Estella (French) Dailey
who both preceded him in death.
He graduated from Parkway High School, and worked in Maintenance at CSP for many years. Dennis was a member of LifeHouse Church in Van Wert. He was a hardworking man who never knew a stranger.
Dennis was a helping hand to all people he knew; he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed. Dennis would often go without, so that others could have. Dennis could hold a lot, and he did, always working hard to provide for his family. He was an amazing father, to his children and step children, who he loved dearly.
Dennis loved his family, spending time with them was his greatest joy. Dennis especially loved his dog, coco, who he loved like his own. Dennis was an exceptional man, and he will be missed and remembered fondly by many.
Dennis is survived
by his loving wife, Cindy; his children: Chadd (Krista) Dailey, Lyndsay
(Whitney Wolverton) Drake, Melissa (Rick) Gent, Jodi (Seth) Zimmerman;
his siblings: Mark Dailey, Sandy Dailey, and Deb (Phil) Rigano; his
grandchildren: Javin, Kalen, Myia Etzler, Chloe Dailey, Kylee Brassell,
Alyssa, Elizabeth Gent, Olivia, Bryce Zimmerman, and Anikyn, Abel
Harter; and great grandchildren, Avionna, Zavier Brassell.
will receive friends at Alspach Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722
S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891, from 4-7 PM on Thursday July
will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11 AM, with
an hour of visitation held prior to funeral services.
Although family and friends are invited to attend Dennis's visitation and services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family members and friends. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as able.
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