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March 23, 2018

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Michael Amstutz was a Bluffton High School graduate

Michael Ray Amstutz, 67, died March 11, 2018, at his residence. Mike was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Bluffton to the late William and JuLee (Garmatter) Amstutz who preceded him in death.

Mike was a 1969  graduate of Bluffton High School.  He was a truck driver for several companies over his career and was a member of Beaverdam Church of Christ. 


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Gregory Kiene

Gregory Kiene, 64, died March 9, 2018, at Ohio State University Hospital.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Steven Knepper was a plumber for M&R and cabinet builder

Steven E. Knepper, 69, died March 7, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Steve was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Bluffton to the late Gerald and Marilynn (Cupples) Knepper. On Oct. 9, 1971, he married Doreen Basinger Knepper who survives.

Steve worked as a plumber for M&R Plumbing and Heating, Bluffton, and was also a self-employed cabinet builder. He was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church in Bluffton. 


Betty Karhoff was a former Bluffton resident

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Karhoff, 90, formally of Bluffton, Pandora, and Leesburg, Florida, died on March 4, 2018, at 12:38 pm at Lima Rehab & Nursing Center.

Betty was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Delphos, to Albert and Elnora (Weichart) Schmersal who preceded her in death. On June 7, 1947, she married Alphonse R. Karhoff who preceded her in death on July 31, 1999.

Betty retired from GTE/ Sylvania / Philips, Ottawa, Ohio, in 1983. She enjoyed her retirement in Leesburg, Florida until she returned to Ohio in 2004, to be near her family.


Dorothy Hoffman was a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Assn.

Dorothy M.  Hoffman, 96, died on March 8, 2018, at 4:30 a.m. at The Heritage House, Findlay.

Dorothy M. was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, to Herbert and Florence (Heydt) Fronheiser who preceded her in death. On June 8, 1946, she married Roger M. Hoffman who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1999.


Bryce Baney worked at Ada Technologies

Bryce R. Baney, 26, died suddenly on March 4, 2018, at Bluffton Hospital. Bryce was born Feb. 23, 1992 in Findlay, Ohio, to R. Tadd and Kimberly (Peters) Baney who survive.

Bryce attended Cory-Rawson High School. He was employed at Ada Technologies Inc. Bryce was a gun enthusiast who enjoyed target shooting and collecting knives.