Rickenberg, Altha


Wayne Rigg STRYKER - R. Wayne Rigg, 77, Stryker, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday in Montpelier.

He was born Feb. 24, 1925, the son of Burl and Urilla (McKarns) Rigg. In 1946, he married Irene Gamber, who survives. He was an insurance salesman for Nationwide Insurance, a deputy sheriff for Williams County, and founder of Tri-State Nitrogen Co. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps, a member of Evansport United Methodist Church, Stryker American Legion, Williams County Saddle Club, and Literary Club Occla, a lifetime member of Bryan VFW, activein the Chamber of Commerce, a published author, and a 32nd degree Mason, serving as past Worshipful Master.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Holly) Davis, Paulding; two brothers, Dale of West Unity, and Ralph, Bryan; and four grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was a son, Bill.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Pulaski United Methodist Church with Rev. Mel Peters officiating. Burial will be in Schiffler Cemetery, where graveside rites will be accorded by Bryan VFW. Visitation is two hours prior to services Monday at the church, where a Masonic service will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Preferred memorials are to Williams County Hospice.

Emma Buchhop WAUSEON - Emma Katherine Buchhop, 100, Wauseon, died Friday evening at Fulton Manor.

She was born April 25, 1901, in Henry County, the daughter of John and Mary (Hahn) Rohrs. In 1924, she married Rudolph Buchhop, who died in 1986. She was a homemaker and worked part time at La Choy Foods, Archbold. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Croninger of Wauseon, Mrs. Roy (Elaine) Noward of Maumee, and Mrs. Ed (Mary Ellen) Boon, Port Clinton; a son, John, Hillsdale, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Herman, Carl and Bill Rohrs; three sisters, Altha Rickenberg, Alvina Rohrs, and Valeta Freytag; and a grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church with Rev. Scott Silcox officiating.

Burial will follow in Wauseon Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9

p.m. Monday at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home.

Preferred memorials are to the church.