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February 27, 2015

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Obituaries

Ralph Rammel: 1922-2015; well-known for creating rugs on the Senior Center loom

Ralph C. Rammel, 92, of Bluffton died at 6:43  p.m. Feb. 24, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Ft. Recovery to the late John and Clara Homan Rammel. On Feb. 14, 1947 he married Geneva Blaksley who preceded him in death on April 24, 1990.

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Peter Michael Mueller 1990-2015

Peter Michael Mueller, 24, of Ottoville died Feb. 21, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. He was born May 16, 1990, in Rhinebeck, N.Y.  He is survived by his mother, Cindy Diller Mueller of Bluffton, his father Rev. Richard Mueller and stepmother Mrs. Lorraine Studt- Mueller of Daphne, Ala., a brother, Abram (Miles Romney) Mueller of Honolulu, Hi.,  maternal grandparents, Theodore and Joan Diller of Bluffton, and paternal grandmother, Anna Christ of Arnold, Mo. He was preceded in death by a paternal step grandfather, Clarence Christ. 

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Nick Pieraccini was an associate at DTR Industries

Nicholas J. “Nick” Pieraccini, 43, died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at 2:13 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

He was born on December 27, 1971, in Lima, Ohio to Nicholas and Nancy (Pellegrini) Pieraccini and they preceded him in death. On June 29, 2002, Nick married Glenna Rowe and she survives in Alger.

He was a 1991 graduate of Elida High School. He was an associate at DTR Industries, Bluffton.

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Margie Steinman was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Margie Sue Steinman, 73, died at 11:58 a.m. Feb. 17, 2015, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Nov. 2, 1941, in Bluffton to the late J. Adrian and Marceil Hilty Eck.  She was married to Jerry Steinman, and they were divorced and he preceded her in death.

She had been a receptionist at Hancock Family Services. She was a member of the Pandora United Methodist Church and a member of Parents Without Partners. She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and attended Bluffton College. 

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William M. Herr was a life-long farmer

William M. Herr, 96, died Feb. 9, 2015, at 3 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

He  was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Bluffton to the late Daniel and Lavina (Burkholder) Herr.  On Nov. 1, 1939 he married Margaret Jones Herr who preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 2013.

Mr. Herr had been a life-long farmer. He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. He and was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

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Donald Dalrymple was a U.S. Air Force veteran

Donald K. Dalrymple, 80, died on Feb. 8, 2015, at 2:37 a.m. at the Meadows of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ohio.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1934, in Lima, Ohio, to William F. and Beulah (Jones) Dalrymple and they preceded him in death. On May 24, 1958, he married Patricia LaRue and she survives in Pandora.

He retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima, in 1997 after working for 32 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served from 1954 to 1958. He attended the Pandora Missionary Church. 

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Anita Augsburger Topp was a 1966 Bluffton High School graduate

Anita L. (Augsburger) Topp, 66, of Delphos, died on Sunday Jan. 4, 2015, at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. 

She was born July 3, 1948, in Bluffton, to Denver and Pauline (Showalter) Augsburger. Both preceded her in death. She married John Vogt on Jan. 17, 1970,  and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1988. She then married Larry Topp on Nov. 26, 1994, he survives in Delphos.

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Bob Reichenbach was a life-long farmer and was retired from Ex-Cello

Robert "Bob" L. Reichenbach, 84, died Jan. 19, 2015, at 7:15 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born April 8, 1930, in Marion, Ohio, to the late William and Sibyl (Cooley) Reichenbach.  On Jan. 14, 1955, he married Carrol Goodwin Reichenbach who survives.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Paul Risner

Paul E. Risner, 76, died at 8:33 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in an auto accident.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Lima, Ohio to Elmer R. and Ellen Elizabeth (Gilroy) Risner and they preceded him in death. On May 19, 1956, he married Carolyn J. Gullett and she survives in Bluffton.

Mr. Risner retired from Rockwell where he worked as a machinist. He attended Grace Gospel Church of Ada.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Bob Reichenbach

Robert "Bob" L. Reichenbach, 84. of Bluffton  died Jan. 19, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and an hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

 

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