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Funeral services incomplete for Albert Bauman

Albert F. Bauman, 100 died Sep, 7, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Marilyn Porzelius 1933 - 2016

Marilyn E. Porzelius, 83, of Chenoa, Ill., formerly of Gridley, died at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Center, rural Chenoa.

She was born March 10, 1933, in Amity Township, Livingston County. She married Fredrick J. Porzelius on July 24, 1954, at Salem Church, rural Gridley. He died on Dec. 9, 2014.


Edna "Peggy" LePine 1923 - 2016

Edna M. "Peggy" LePine, 93, died, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Peggy was born July 22, 1923, in Tupper Lake, New York, to Vernon and Mildred Proper who preceded her in death.

Peggy drove cars at the Toledo Auto Auction prior to retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Pam LePine of Beaverdam; a nephew and his family, Larry Jones of Syracuse, New York; and a friend, Ralph Beemer of Beaverdam.

Peggy was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Payrot.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Richard Weaver was a faculty member at Bluffton College for 39 years

John Richard Weaver (J. Richard or Dick) died Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2016,  at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio. 

Dick was born in Goshen, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1920, to Elnora (Kauffman) and John E. Weaver. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1938 as valedictorian.

He graduated from Bluffton College in 1942 with a degree in chemistry.

He entered Civilian Public Service (CPS) during World War II, serving in Sidling Hill, Pa., Ypsilanti, Mich., and La Plata, Puerto Rico. 

On June 8, 1943, he and Margaret Shelly were married. 


Billy Rowe was retired from DTR Industries

Billy G. Rowe, 72, died on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at 5:40 a.m. at his residence in Alger.

He was born on July 20, 1944, in Shelby, Ohio, to Estle and Rosie (Lillo) Rowe who preceded him in death. On Jan. 29, 1964, he married Cheryl D. Weller and she survives in Alger.

Billy previously worked at the Ohio Kentucky Manufacturing Co. in Ada. He then worked for 26 years as a carpenter for Teledyne Ohio Steel in Lima. Billy then retired after working for 13 years for DTR Industries in Bluffton. He was a graduate of Alger High School.


Visitation Tuesday for Helen Driver, 99

Helen E. Driver, 99, died at 2:35 a.m., Aug. 14, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital.

Helen was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Allen County to Russell and Edith (Brenneman) Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1940, she married Marion J. Driver who died on Sept. 22, 1997.


Sandra Webb 1953 - 2016

Sandra J. Webb, 62, died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 8:09 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Richard Lester and Goldie (Moore) Moore who preceded her in death. On June 20, 1970, she married Kenneth E. Webb and he survives in Lima.

Sandra was a homemaker and she previously worked at Rudolph Foods Co. in Westminster.


James Satterwhite was a Bluffton University professor

Dr. James Haywood Satterwhite, Ph. D., died Aug. 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  James was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to James P. and Altha (Smith) Satterwhite. On Jan. 23, 1976, he married Olwen Pritchard who survives in Bluffton.

James was a graduate of the Canadian Academy in Japan, received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida and his Master's and Doctorate degrees from University of Washington in Seattle. 


Wayne Habegger was a World War II veteran

Wayne W. Habegger, 93, of Vero Beach, Fla., and formerly of Bluffton died Aug. 4, 2016, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach.  Wayne was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Joseph and Eva (Perkins) Habegger. On May 4, 1951, he married Verba Fisher Habegger who preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2011.

Wayne was a self-employed carpenter and also taught carpentry at Four County Vocational School in Archbold.  Wayne attended Fellsmere Historical Church in Fellsmere, Florida. 


Services for Judith Ruth Augsburger will be held in Florida

Judith Ruth Augsburger, 82, of Bluffton died Aug. 2, 2016, at 2 a.m. at her residence.  Judith was born Jan. 21, 1934 in Cortez, Florida, to the late John and Mamie (Bonnell) McDonald who were commercial fishermen. On Feb. 12, 1956 she married Bill Augsburger who preceded her in death on April 29, 1987.