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July 22, 2019

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Hilda Young was a lifelong local resident

Hilda M. Young, 89, died July 21, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. Hilda was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Ada to the late Coy and Mabel (Scoles) Binkley.  On Oct. 15, 1948, she married Edison "Eddie" Young and they were married for 62 years prior to his death on Oct. 27, 2011.


Wilma Sanyi was a retired officer manager at Lima Memorial Hospital

Wilma J. Sanyi, 83, died July 20, 2019, at her residence. Wilma was born July 19, 1936, in Beaverdam to the late Raymond and LaDonna (Williams) Zimmerman.  On July 24, 1990, she married Julius "Jay" Sanyi who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2010.


Robert Millager was a former Bluffton pharmacist

Former Bluffton pharmacist Robert W. Millager, 84, died July 11, 2019, at The Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.

Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 1934, to the late Robert and Margaret (Gelhar) Millager. Bob married Beverly Pingle on Dec. 31, 1957, who survives him in Bluffton.

Bob graduated from Howe Military School and Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy. After serving as an army medic during the Korean War, Bob enjoyed a successful career as a pharmacist, retiring in 2011.

Bob was a member of the Bluffton American Legion and Pandora Missionary Church.


Roland Knoop memorial service Thursday

Roland Moore Knoop, 91, died July 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Willow Ridge, Bluffton, Ohio.

He was born on March 14, 1928, in Troy, Ohio to J. Ross and Ethel Mae (Moore) Knoop and they preceded him in death.  In 1958 he married Eloise Crawford and they are divorced.

Roland retired from Schmidlapp Equipment in Covington, Ohio, where he had been a parts man. He previously worked at the Soil Conservation Service in Hardin County for 5 years and was owner of the John Deere Dealership in Kenton from 1965 to 1969. 


Joseph Bischoff was active in Hardin County organizations

Joseph Bischoff, 70, died July 13, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. at his residence in rural Ada, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 10, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Robert J. and Eloise (Walker) Bischoff.  On Dec. 19, 1970 he married Anita (Christopher Berkshire) and she survives.

Joe was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Urbana University. He was part owner of Highway Oil Company, a family business, for over 20 years and co-owner of the Highway Animal Farm.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Robert Millager

Robert W. Millager, 84, of Bluffton died July 11, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.