August 21, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:14 AM

OAKWOOD – Mr. and Mrs. Darhl Fuller will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Darhl E. Fuller and Joyce Ann Leatherman were married on Aug. 22, 1964 at United Brethren Church in Oakwood by the Rev. Robert Whitacre.

The couple have three children, Chris (Ailen) of Lowell, Ind., Angela (Dave Schneider) of Wapakoneta and Shawn (Kerry) Fuller of Kalida.

There are eight grandchildren, Dusten, Brandon, Mitch, Lauren, Reed, Ben, Grace and Emma. There are also eight great-grandchildren, Josiah, Elizah, Amayah, Brieilah, Charlotte, Violet, Dominic and Conner.

The couple operated a construction business for many years, retiring in   2008.

Darhl and Joyce celebrated the occasion with an open house with family and friends.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:13 AM

PAYNE – Heidi Anne Eichinger of Fort Wayne and Thomas Micheal Zuber, Payne, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Christel Eichinger of Fort Wayne and Richard Eichinger of Orlando, Fla., and Mike and Julie Zuber of Payne.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Northrop High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She currently is pursuing a master of science in nursing at IPFW. She is employed as a registered nurse at Parkview Ortho Hospital.

The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Antwerp High School and attended Tulsa Welding School. He owns Zuber Welding, serving oil fields and agriculture.

The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven.

Mr. & Mrs. Tyler Arend
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:12 AM

PAULDING — Julie Leanne Koenn and Tyler Lee Arend were united in marriage on June 6, 2014, at Divine Mercy Catholic Catholic Church in Paulding. Father Matthew Frisbee performed the ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Bill and Rainell Koenn of Cecil, and David and Joanna Arend of Paulding.

Nuptial music was presented by Janet Miller, Mari Ivan, Diane Goyings, Nick and Cassie Jo Arend, Randy and Judy Robinett, Greg White, and Laurel, Nancy and Terry Wehrkamp.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory Mori Lee gown featuring a glitter infused edging that trimmed the curved strapless sweetheart neckline, a pleated taffeta waistband detail at the empire waist with a floral-motif beaded appliqué detail and embellished with embroidered appliqués on net throughout, with a chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses, hydrangea and ranunculus.

Maid of honor was Jackie Koenn, cousin of the bride, of Cecil. Bridesmaids were Kara Suffel of Columbus, friend of the bride; Jill Streicher and Jami Sullivan, Continental, sisters of the bride; Jodi Griffith, Cecil, sister of the bride; Emily Alles, Huntington, Ind., friend of the bride; Kayla Parr, Noblesville, Ind., friend of the bride; Michelle Stoops and Mallorie Schon, Fort Wayne, friends of the bride; and Jackie Noe, Hilliard, sister of the groom.

Flower girls were Becca Sullivan, niece and Goddaughter of the bride; and Giselle Arend, niece of the groom.

Ring bearers were Joey Griffith, nephew of the bride and Godson of the couple; and Grady Arend, nephew of the groom.

Andrew Mott, Cincinnati, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Steven Powell of Loveland, Garret Stoller and Spencer Keith of Kent, Jake Dooley of Mason, Danny Gress of Englewood and Luke Wollet of Poland, Ohio, all friends of the groom; Shaun Arend of Toledo and Scott Arend of Paulding, brothers of the groom; and Jason Koenn of Cecil, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Jake Griffith of Cecil, Dan Sullivan of Continental and Jordan Streicher of Continental, brothers-in-law of the bride, and Sean Noe of Hilliard, brother-in-law of the groom.

Following the ceremony, a reception for 450 guests was held at the Defiance Knights of Columbus Hall.

The couple honeymooned in Ft. Myers, Fla., for one week. They now reside in Harlan, Ind.

The new Mrs. Arend, a 2008 graduate of Paulding High School, received a bachelor of nursing from St. Francis in 2012. In 2014, she received a master of science in nursing, FNP and is a nurse practitioner at Lutheran Medical Group.

Her husband is a 2009 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2013 graduate of Kent State University with a bachelors degree in exercise science. He is a teacher at Paulding Exempted Village Schools.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:36 PM

PAULDING – Kimberly Waldron and David Schroeder, both of Paulding, are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-to-be is a Paulding High School graduate who works at The Gardens of Paulding. Her fiancé graduated from Antwerp High School and is employed by Cooper Farms.

Their plans are to wed Oct. 24, 2015 at the Paulding Family Worship Center. A reception will follow at the Paulding Eagles.

Parents of the couple are Robin and Kenny Eagleson of Paulding and Merle Waldron of Paulding; and Kim Schroeder and Tim Schroeder, both of Paulding.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:44 PM

ANTWERP – Dan and Patty Wetli of Antwerp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ellen Christine Wetli, to Craig Thomas Neal, the son of Karen Terdoslavich of Chesapeake.

The bride-elect is a 2006 Antwerp High School graduate, a 2010 Miami University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She is a veterinarian at Dilley Hill Animal Emergency Center in Canal Winchester.

Her fiancé is a 2005 Symmes Valley High School graduate and a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University with a double major in psychology and biology. He is employed as a scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim in Columbus.

The couple will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp.