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Evelyn Luginbuhl was a retired English teacher in Bluffton schools

25-year volunteer at Et Cetera Shop

Evelyn Luginbuhl, 94, died July 10, 2017, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Evelyn was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Bucyrus, Ohio, to the late Russell and Lula (Smith) Johnson. On May 26, 1946, she married Darvin Luginbuhl who preceded her in death on April 26, 2013.

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Dr. James G. Diller was born in Bluffton

He opened the first plastic surgical practice at the Toledo Clinic

Dr. James G. Diller, 88, a plastic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio, for more than 20 years, died on July 3, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean (Miller); daughters, Collette Chattopadhyay, Janelle, Jeanine, and Nicole Diller; a son, Christopher Diller; seven grandchildren, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Simca and Luke Bouma, Elena and Celia Diller, James and Grant Murphy; and a sister, Ruth (Diller) Sawyer and a brother, Timothy Diller.

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Visitation for Adam Schattschneider on Thursday

Memorial service Friday at English Lutheran Church

Adam James Schattschneider, 51, died June 26, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. Adam was born March 24, 1966, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to Donald and Marion (Mistelske) Schattschneider.  

Adam received his bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota - Duluth, his Master's of Music from Indiana University - Bloomington and his Doctor of Music in Woodwind Pedagogy from Indiana University - Bloomington. Adam was a professor of music at Bluffton University. He was a member of English Lutheran Church in Bluffton.

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Douglas Parkins was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Douglas Parkins, 77, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at Lost Creek Care Center in Lima. He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in McComb to William and Katherine Parkins who preceded him in death.

Douglas graduated from Beaverdam High School and was a maintenance man at Ex-Cello in Bluffton for many years. He was an avid outdoors-man and hunter.

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Marie Beach 1998 - 2017

Marie R. Beach, 18, died June 19, 2017. Marie was born September 4, 1998, in Lima, to Scott D. and Jeanne M. (Nadeau) Beach who survive in Lima.

Marie had attended Shawnee High School, and graduated from ACE Academy. She soccer and played for Shawnee High School, Allen East High School and AC Elite Soccer Club. Marie was an active member of the 4-H and Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada.

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Adam Schattschneider funeral arrangements incomplete

Adam J. Schattschneider, 51 of Bluffton, died June 26, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Willis Sommer's connection to Bluffton University extended beyond three decades

Taught business and accounting and later served as vice president for fiscal affairs

Willis John Sommer, 71, died June 23, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  Willis was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Gridley, Illinois, to the late Willis and Aldine (Oyer) Sommer.  On May 22, 1976, he married Betty Detwiler Sommer who survives. 

Willis graduated from Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois, and then received his degree in Business Administration from Bluffton College and later his Master's degree from Ohio University. 

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Willis Sommer funeral arrangements incomplete

Willis J. Sommer, 71, died June 23, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton.

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Linda Wynkoop 1948 - 2017

Linda J. Wynkoop, 69, died June 21, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. at her residence. Linda was born Feb. 5, 1948 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Paul and Helen (Hartman) Rankin who preceded her in death. On Jan. 14, 1966, she married Dennis Wynkoop who survives.

Linda was a homemaker and enjoyed art and painting. 

Survivors also include a son, Lewis (Jesse Johnson) Wynkoop of Findlay; three grandchildren; and a sister, Rita (Bill) McVetta of Mt. Cory. 

There will be no service or visitation per Linda's wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice.

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Colten Abbey was a freshman at Allen East

Colten Lee Abbey, 15, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 4:24 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 11, 2002, in Lima, Ohio to Mike and Jessy (Reffitt) Abbey and they survive in Harrod.

Colten was a freshman at Allen East High School, where he was a member of the football team, track team, wrestling team and a member of the student council. He was a member of the Harrod Christian Church. Colten was a member of the Harrod Christian Youth Group. He was a member of the Auglaize Ag 4-H Club.

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