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October 24, 2017 • Obituaries
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Leonard H.F. Rohls

Leonard H.F. Rohls, 93, of Napoleon, passed away at 9:45 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home. He was born near Napoleon on the farm where he spent his entire life on April 17, 1924, the son of John and Rebecca Sophie Laura Sembach Rohls. He was married to Esther Obendorf on November 3, 1946 and she preceded him in death on December 7, 1992. He was married to Irma Hurelbrink Obendorf on February 26, 1994 and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Gayle (Barbara) Rohls, and Glenn (Janet) Rohls both of Napoleon; one daughter, Carol (Mark) Dilk of Floyds Knobs; one stepson, Kenneth (Susie) Obendorf of Versailles; two stepdaughters, Ellen (Dr. Robert) Mulford and Phyllis (Edward) Armbrecht both of Versailles; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Rohls was a farmer his entire life. He had also worked as a substitute bus driver for the Napoleon School, drove a milk route, and was a salesman for Brock Grain Bins. He had also served as Ripley County Surveyor. Leonard was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean and was a former member of the Ripley County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 23 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Daniel Rodger Carlisle, II

A true American Hero, WWII Veteran Daniel Rodger Carlisle II, formerly of Holton, passed away on Friday morning, October 20, 2017. Dan was born on September 5, 1925, the son of the late Daniel and Elma (Walter) Carlisle in Brecksville, OH. He lived there with his parents and sister until the age of five when the family moved outside of Cleveland, OH.

He was fascinated early on by airplanes, and this started a passion. After graduating from Parma High School, he joined the Army Air force in 1943 to become an aviation navigator. He received his aviation navigator license in 1944.

Dan proudly served our country with the 8th Air force in England, and was a member on 25 missions in a B-17 bomber. He considered it a thrill to become airborne and enjoyed giving it power. After his active duty tour, Dan joined the Reserves. When the Korean War began he was approached to go on a combat mission, he declined, stating “I have been shot at enough and do not want to be shot at anymore.” Dan returned to civilian life.

His work career provided new challenges and aspirations after earning his B.A. He worked as a systems engineer, spending time early on with IBM, and then the Smucker Company, ending his career with Federated Department Stores in early retirement.

Dan met the late Sandi (Dyer) and the two raised their children. They decided to move out of Cincinnati city life to the country and bought a piece of property outside of Osgood. Unfortunately, Sandi passed away in 1995 prior to the building of their retirement home. He completed that dream and enjoyed the wooded property. He could often be seen visiting and sharing friendship at the local McDonalds.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife Sandi, his parents and sister Jane Rohrbach of Middlefield, OH. He is survived by daughter Kimberley (Mark) Magoch of Somerville, OH, son Darren (Teresa) Beckham and grandchildren Candace and Pete of Hamilton, OH.

A celebration of life is planned Saturday, October 28 with friends and family starting at 2 p.m. and funeral services at 3 p.m. All services will be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s name to the American Cancer Society or an Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Madie Jean Weatherbee Phillips

Madie Jean Weatherbee Phillips, age 99, of Deputy, died on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Hanover.Memorials may be made to the Deputy United Methodist Church or the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Iva Eleanor Lunsford

Iva Eleanor Lunsford, 84, of Dillsboro, and formerly of Florence, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is handling arrangements.

David Lee Hall

David Lee Hall, 62, of Ghent, Ky, formally of Bennington, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 24 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with the arrangements. P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, IN 47018, 812-432-5480.

Robert William Ent

Robert William Ent, 88 of passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. A celebration of life service was held Sunday, October 22 at Holy Cross Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams (Cincinnati). Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Cincinnati. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro assisted with arrangements.

Jack K. Monteith

Jack K. Monteith, 93, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Funeral services were held Friday, October 20 at Holman Christian Union Church, Aurora. Burial followed in Hogan Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Holman Christian Union Church. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, was entrusted with the arrangements. P.O. Box 156 Moores Hill, IN 47032, 812-744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

David Lee Cain

David Lee Cain, 69, of Milan, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday, October 23 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Burial followed in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Memorials may be given to the Children’s Hospital or Milan Food Pantry. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with the arrangements. 707 South Main St. P.O. Box 243 Milan, IN 47031, 812-654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

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