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Trella Niswander was a Bluffton College graduate

Trella E. Niswander, 91, of Findlay, died October 20 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay.


Funeral service for David Gillett on Oct. 21

Former Bluffton resident, David Gillett, 78, died on Oct. 16, 2014. He was the previous owner of Gillett's Bakery on North Main Street Bluffton. Services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, Ind., Arrangements are handled by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.



Ronald Anderson worked in electronics maintenance

Ronald B. Anderson, Bluffton, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born January 9, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to Edgar and Lula (Clark) Anderson, who preceded him in death. On January 9, 1952, he married Fern B. Badertscher; they were married 51 years. Fern passed away on September 26, 2003.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Ronald Anderson

Ronald A. Anderson, 85, of Bluffton died Oct. 14, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Private graveside services will be held.  Arrangements are entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Rebecca Reprogle was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Rebecca Ann Reprogle, 62 , of Pandora died Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:07 p.m. at Bridge Hospice, Findlay.  She was born May 7, 1952, in Bluffton to Charles and Nancy Shirk Krohn and they survive in Pandora.  On June 8, 1974 she married Gary Reprogle and he survives in Lakeview. 

She worked at Lowes Distribution Center, Findlay.   She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and attended Ft. Wayne Bible College.


Donferd Nussbaum was a Bluffton College graduate

Donferd D. Nussbaum , 78, of Akron, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a nursing facility in New Jersey.

He was born in Dalton, Ohio, to the late Noah and Agnes Nussbaum and was the
husband to the late Frances M. (Mauger) Nussbaum with whom he shared 46 years
of marriage.


Robert L. Weyer was a World War II veteran

Robert L. Weyer, 86, died at 8:05 p.m. Oct. 7, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. 

He was born May 11, 1928, in Vaughnsville to the late Lewis and Bessie (Briggs) Weyer.  On April 22, 1950, he married Catherine Bowsher Weyer and she survives.

He had worked as a carpenter at Reichenbach Lumber, Bluffton, Triplett Corp., Bluffton, American Electric Power, for the AC & Y Railroad and Fett Hardware. 


Alice Kohli had worked at several Bluffton businesses

Alice J. Kohli, 81, of Mt. Cory, died at 4:19 a.m., October 7, 2014 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay.  She was born December 20, 1932 in Ada to the late Eugene and Mozelle Bullock Thompson.  On April 28, 1950 she married Harold B. Kohli and he preceded her in death on October  11, 2004.


Dan U. Dalke pastored Ebenezer Mennonite Church for 18 years

Former Bluffton pastor, Rev. Dan U. Dalke, 93, died in his home in Inman, Kansas, on Sept. 29, 2014. He was born June 27, 1921, in Inman, Kansas, to John and Sara Dalke. He married Edna Franz on Jan. 22, 1943, and together they had seven children.


Joan Basinger was former Pandora-Gilboa HS secretary

Joan Marie Basinger, 80, died at 11:20 a.m. Oct. 6, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  She was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Orange Township, Hancock County, Ohio to Ivan and Helen (Bell) Montgomery who preceded her in death. On April 2, 1965, she married Wallace Basinger and he survives.

Mrs. Basinger retired from Pandora-Gilboa School where she was the high school secretary for 23 years. She was a member of the Pandora United Methodist Church. She was a 1951 graduate of Bluffton High School.