Obituaries

Lawrence Essen
B: 1942-01-28
D: 2022-09-25
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Essen, Lawrence
Robert Hofmann
B: 1935-07-27
D: 2022-09-25
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Hofmann, Robert
Betty Gieringer
B: 1932-06-30
D: 2022-09-08
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Gieringer, Betty
Raymond Swegman
B: 1925-07-21
D: 2022-09-20
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Swegman, Raymond
Donna Peryon
D: 2022-09-26
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Peryon, Donna
Gregory Blades
B: 1941-11-14
D: 2022-09-04
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Blades, Gregory
Bonnie Roth
B: 1944-08-16
D: 2022-09-14
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Roth, Bonnie
William Fuson
B: 1966-01-09
D: 2022-09-13
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Fuson, William
Jacqueline Trainor
B: 1934-06-27
D: 2022-09-13
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Trainor, Jacqueline
Patrick Johnson
B: 1959-06-10
D: 2022-09-13
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Johnson, Patrick
Dennis Brashear
B: 1947-08-11
D: 2022-09-11
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Brashear, Dennis
Lea Parish
B: 1977-03-03
D: 2022-09-10
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Parish, Lea
Dorothea Mazzella
B: 1969-07-05
D: 2022-09-07
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Mazzella, Dorothea
Mark Reed
B: 1966-04-13
D: 2022-09-06
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Reed, Mark
Benjamin Wyder
B: 2002-10-25
D: 2022-09-11
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Wyder, Benjamin
Nannie Turner
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2022-09-05
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Turner, Nannie
Kevin Bocklet
B: 1962-06-11
D: 2022-09-04
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Bocklet, Kevin
Jean Koch
B: 1918-06-09
D: 2022-09-06
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Koch, Jean
Wilfried Kollner
B: 1936-12-26
D: 2022-09-01
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Kollner, Wilfried
Jeanne Fleckenstein
B: 1938-02-22
D: 2022-08-26
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Fleckenstein, Jeanne
Bobbie Tarter
B: 1932-11-17
D: 2022-09-02
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Tarter, Bobbie

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Mark G. Minges

Mark is a longtime resident of Western Hills and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer. He has worked in the family business since 1979 and has been active in community groups such as the Gamble-Nippert YMCA, Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Westwood Civic Association. He is also a member of Miami View Golf Club. Mark has three children and two grandchildren.

Pete Minges

Pete is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and has worked in the family business since 1983. He is Past President of the Cheviot-Westwood Kiwanis Club and Past Chairman of the Harvest Home Fair. Pete is also an active member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) and co-commander of the Ohio Mortuary Operational Response Team (OMORT). He is an adjunct professor at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Pete lives in Miami Township with his wife Debbie and they have three children and two grandchildren.

John Weissmann, Jr.

John has been a licensed funeral director/embalmer with Neidhard-Minges since 1997. He is a graduate of LaSalle High School, The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. John is a member of Donauschwaben Society, Catholic Kolping Society, Der Deutsche Buben Verein, and St. Ignatius Church. He and his wife Jill live in Bridgetown with their twin daughters.

Elyse Minges

Elyse is a licensed funeral director, notary of public and a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning through Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Center for Loss and Life Transition. She serves on the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Directors Association Board. She is the daughter of Pete Minges and represents the sixth generation of the Minges family to work in the business. Elyse is a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School and received her BA in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Joseph College where she was active on the Lacrosse team. She currently resides in Bridgetown and is a member of St. Jude Church.

Gale Hellkamp

Gale grew up in Western Kentucky near Kentucky Lake. She moved to the Greater Cincinnati area to attend school at the College of Mortuary Science, where she received her Bachelors. Gale has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Neidhard-Minges since 2020. She now lives in the Mt. Healthy area with her spouse and their pets. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, gardening, hiking and supporting FC Cincinnati.

Samantha Legendre

Samantha is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She was born and raised in California. Samantha is a United States Air Force veteran where she served six years active duty as an F-16 fuel systems specialist. During that time she met and married, Christopher, a west side native. In 2020, she graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became licensed in 2021. She and her husband currently reside in Miami Township with their son, David.

Janet McGrath

Janet is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary and Mother of Mercy High School. She has a B.S.N. from Mt. St. Joseph College. She worked at St. Francis-St. George Hospital for ten years. She is a longtime member of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church the last 22 as head of its bereavement ministry. Janet also is a clown with Nut-n-Funny Troop. Janet lives in Bridgetown with her husband Michael McGrath and has raised six children.

Steve Wolfer

Steve was born and raised in the Bridgetown area. He presently resides in Manchester, IN with his wife Gina and they have two children and two grandchildren. He has 30 years experience in the funeral industry. Steve is an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Aurora, IN and coaches baseball, softball and soccer.

Maureen Uchtman

Maureen is a lifelong resident of the west side of Cincinnati. She graduated from Mother of Mercy High and the University of Cincinnati. Maureen is a former elementary school teacher and has been the office manager for the funeral home since 2006. She currently lives in Dent with her husband Rick and their four children.

Rachel Hartmann

Rachel is an Advanced Planning Specialist and a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. Born in Lima, Ohio, she later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where she met her husband, Jeff. They have two daughters, Madelyn and Tess. They live in Green Township and are members of St. James Church White Oak.