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MR. and MRS. JOHN GANGER
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:52 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ganger celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 22.

John E. Ganger and Cheryl Ann Giesken of Paulding, were united in marriage on June 22, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding, by Father Ruess.

Parents of the bride were Aloysius and Opal (Gunderman) Giesken and parents of the groom were Lerenzie and Margaret (Chapke) Ganger, all of Paulding. Serving as bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Mary Ellen Dagger and Mary Ann Gross. The flower girl was sister of the bride, Maralyn Giesken. Groomsmen included the groom’s brother, Roland Ganger and the bride’s brother, Robert Gieske.

John retired from GM Power train in Defiance, following 38 years of service. Cheryl was a homemaker and an in-home childcare provider for 15 years.

They are the parents of three children, John Jr. (Dessie Diehm) of Antwerp, James, who died in a tragic car accident in 1987, and Teresa (Donald) Lippi of Van Wert.

The couple have seven grandchildren, John III, Nathan and Noah Ganger and Khandiss, Donnie, Brandon and Travis Lippi.

The couple celebrated the occasion Sunday, Aug. 18, at a buffet-style dinner party at the Black Swamp Bistro in Van Wert hosted by their children and grandchildren.

 
MR. and MRS. JAMES OVERMYER
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:51 PM

PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. James Overmyer of Payne will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jim and Carole (Wood) Overmyer were married Sept. 7, 1963 by Pastor Marvin Biery at the Payne Church of Christ.

He is retired from International Harvester and continues to be a Harrison Township trustee; she is a retired registered nurse from Paulding County Hospital.

They have one son, Wade Allen (Holly) Overmyer of Houston, and two daughters, Dawn Elaine (Eric) Cook of Payne and Krista Lynne (Brad) Volk of Grover Hill. They also have six grandchildren: Eli and Tanner Cook, Hannah, Libby and Patrick Overmyer and Campbell Volk. One grandson is deceased.

They plan a quiet celebration with immediate family later in the fall.

 
MR. and MRS. RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:49 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro Rodriguez will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Aug. 24.

Ramiro Rodriguez and Bernadine Gonzalez were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding by Father Robert Haas.

Ramiro is retired from General Motors following 37 years of service. Bernadine is retired from Sheller-Globe after 33 years of service.

They are the parents of four children, Vince of Hilliard, Rachel (Jerry) Thomas of Bucyrus, and Erika (Todd) Pease of Paulding. A son, Jerald, is deceased.

The couple also have four grandchildren, Justin and Kylee Thomas and Braeden and Piper Pease of Paulding.

They have a great-granddaughter, Ally Vance-Thomas.

Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a party for family and friends on Friday, Aug. 24.

The couple are also planning a boat trip to Tennessee next summer with their children and grandchildren.

 
ALLISON WILLIAMS and CHARLES YOUTSEY
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:38 PM

MIDDLE POINT — Allison Williams of Middle Point and Charles Youtsey of Paulding have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride elect is the daughter of Rick and Carol Williams of Middle Point. She is a graduate of the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Ohio State Beauty Academy. She is employed by the Ohio State Beauty Academy and Total Reflections Day Spa.

Her fiancé is the son of Chuck and Jacky Youtsey of Haviland. He is a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is employed as an inventory control analyst at P.S.I.

The couple will repeat vows at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

 
MR. and MRS. FRANCIS COUGHLIN
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:44 PM

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coughlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

Francis Coughlin and Bonnie Mettert were married   Aug. 11, 1948, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Antwerp by the Rev. John Flynn.

The couple are the parents of seven children, Linda Coughlin of Auburn, Ind., Judy (David) McCalla of Dallas, Deb (Dan) Corwin of Woodburn, Jim (Beth) Coughlin of Antwerp, Denny (JoAnn) Coughlin of Antwerp and Amy (Mitch) Wilhelm of Paulding. A daughter, Christine, is deceased.

They marked the occasion with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Aug. 11 at the Divine Mercy (formerly St. Marys) Catholic Church in Antwerp, followed by a brunch at Grant’s Reception Hall with their family.

 
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