Charles "Charlie" Lee Sapp, 83, of Rockford passed away at 12:24 pm on October 21, 2021 at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville.

He was born on February 19, 1938, in Mercer County at State Line, the son of the late Paul Eugene Sapp and Jessie (Snyder) Sapp. On August 26, 1977, he married the former Sharon Ellis who survives.

Charlie was a graduate of Rockford High School.

Charlie worked as a machinist and had worked at Speicher Brothers in Celina as well as Greif Brothers in Van Wert.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  Charlie was a member of the Shanes Lodge #377 Masons in Rockford, Shriners of Toledo, the Rockford Eagles Lodge # 1292, and Scottish Rite, Dayton.

Charlie was a Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State University fan.  He loved woodworking and also loved working on cars.  Charlie loved to hunt everything and was a member of the Ponderosa Club in Michigan.  But most of all, Charlie loved to spend time with his grandchildren and his little dog, Lucy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Vicki (Dana) Smith of Convoy, Jackie (Randy) Weddle of Dayton, and Nikki Fox of Rockford; two step-sons, Rodney (Theresa) Klausing of Rockford, Randy (Kim) Klausing of Ohio City; three brothers Dick (Karen) Sapp, Roger (Fran) Sapp, Steve (Connie) Sapp all of Rockford; two sisters, Nancy (Dan) Kline of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Toby (Dan) Feasel of Bryan, Ohio; sister-in-law, Linda Sapp of Celina; twelve grandchildren,  Bonnie (Cory) Wells, Bethany (Shaun) Balliet, Heather (Clint) Bontempo, Andrew (Alex) Weddle, Zachary (Amanda) Fox, Sarah Fox, Rebecca (Joe) Steiner, Tiffany Hopkins, Brittany Klausing, Jesse Klausing, Hayley Schoenleben, and Jessica Klausing; and eighteen great grandchildren, Emma, Smith, Huxley, Delanie, Calin, Brynlee, Chloe, Anthony, Peter, Rose, Aaron, Norah, J.J., Carlie, Jackson, Micole, Jayden, and Jordan.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Fox; and two brothers, Benny Sapp, and Larry Sapp.

Services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Klinker officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33 Rockford, OH 45882.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with Masonic, Shriner's and Scottish Rites performed at 7:00 PM and Fraternal Order of Eagles service at 7:30 PM on Monday, October 25, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service, on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles`s memory may be sent to Rockford Fire and EMS .

To share in Charles‘s online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.



James Pfeffenberger, age 91, of Celina, passed away 

Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Miller Place in Celina.


He was born October 2, 1930, in Celina, to the late 

Arthur F. & Verla L. (Huffman) Pfeffenberger.


On April 30, 1955, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, James 

married Wilma (Wellman) Pfeffenberger, who preceded 

him in death September 21, 2021.


5 of their children survive: Jane (Greg) Homan, Linda (Steve) 

Seibel, and Don (Kelly) Pfeffenberger, all of Celina, Amy (Mark) 

McGraw of Troy, and Bob (Zeny) Pfeffenberger of West Alexandria; 

along with 17 grandchildren: Jacob, Josh & Brianna Frantz, Ryan 

(Janelle) Homan, Nicole (Derek) Agler, Laura Homan, Doug Felver, 

Katie Felver (Mark Parisien), Alex (Nadine) Seibel, Aaron Seibel, Kyle 

(Olivia) Pfeffenberger, Angie (Brian) Reitmann, Cory Pfeffenberger, 

Taylor Pfeffenberger (Craig Sommer), Rozen (Jared) Radaker, and 

Jo & Kat Pfeffenberger; 7 great grandchildren: Callie, Kayla, Brooke, 

Jace, Paxton, Bryant, and Maren, son-in-law, Dan Frantz of Versailles, 

In-laws: Jenny and Dick Alig of Coldwater, and Norma Wellman of 

Jay County, Indiana, and many nieces & nephews.


Deceased family members include his daughter, Diane Frantz, 

son-in-law, Jeff Felver, sister, Mary (Bill) Millhouse, and In-laws: 

Mildred (Melvin) Brunswick, Norbert (Julianna) Wellman, Cletus 

(Lou Ann) Wellman, Marcella (Wilbert) Reier, Lavern Wellman, 

and Doris (Dennis) Grieshop.


Jim was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Church, and  

had worked at Mersman Tables in Celina.


He loved a challenge, and could fix anything.  His hobbies included 

farming, hunting, fishing, and carpentry work.  Jim loved taking his 

family to Florida for camping trips and spending time on the beach.  


He was a deeply loved father and grandfather to his children and 

grandchildren, and was always available to assist them in any way 

possible.  Jim loved spending time with family.  


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, 

October 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, with 

Fr. Ken Schnipke, C.PP.S., presiding.


The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the church's website 

at, with the video to remain available 

online for 30 days following the service.  


Burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.


Calling Hours are 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 25, and 

9:15 to 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, October 26, at W.H. Dick & 

Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.


In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: 

The Immaculate Conception Education Endowment Fund, 

EverHeart Hospice, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Condolences can be expressed to the Pfeffenberger family 



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