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April 23, 2018

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Service for Wesley Runk at St. Luke's, Lima, on Saturday

A funeral service for Wesley Runk who died Sept. 23, 2017, is planned at 2 p.m., Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lima.

A visitation takes place one hour prior to the service. His obituary was posted earlier on the Icon. Click here to view it.

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Sally Parish funeral service Saturday at St. Mary's

Sally Ann Parish, 78, died Aug. 25, 2017, at The Villa at Silverbell Estates in Lake Orion, Michigan. She was born on April 5, 1939 in Houktown, Ohio, to Carson and Martha (Schnegg) Parish who preceded her in death.

Sally spent her childhood in Bluffton. After her marriage to Alex Wolff, she moved to Boyne City, Michigan, where she raised her family.  Sally had a Bachelor’s of Art from Aquinas College and also received her LPN degree from Northwestern Michigan College.  She worked as an LPN for Grandvue Medical Center in Michigan.

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Margaret Wilgus 1928 - 2017

Margaret I. “Peggy” Wilgus, 89, of Bluffton and formerly of Spencerville, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in the Bowling Green Hospice Center.

She was born March 26, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Howard and Violet Sockrider Cook, who are deceased. Her step-father Howard Preston is also deceased. On Feb. 27, 1948 she married Lewis E. Wilgus, who died May 23, 2014.

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Marylin Basinger worked in Bluffton school cafeteria 25 years; MMH 10 years

Service is Friday at English Lutheran Church

Marylin Jean (Dillman) Basinger died Oct. 1, 2017, at 2:25 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital.

Marylin was born May 19, 1942, in Bluffton to Donald and Treva Dillman who preceded her in death. On July 5, 1964, she married Richard Basinger and he survives in Bluffton.

Marylin retired from Bluffton Schools after 25 years and also retired from the Mennonite Memorial Home after 10 years.

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Craig Walls was a 1988 graduate of Columbus Grove HS

Craig Arnold Walls, 47, died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at 6:10 p.m. in his sister and brother-in-law's home.  He had battled over five years with a brain tumor.   Craig was born April 18, 1970, in Lima to Jack and Gloria (Jones) Walls who preceded him in death.

Craig was a 1988 graduate of Columbus Grove High School where he played football and ran track. He had been the owner/operator of the Artillery Shed in Lima, was a construction worker, salesman, handyman, musician, and personal trainer and weight lifter. 

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Gene Snare retired as a printer from the Bluffton News

Roland Eugene Snare died at 2:55 p.m. Sept. 29, 2017, at the Bluffton Hospital.  Roland Eugene “Gene” Snare was born March 12, 1925, to Roland D. and Carey (Harding) Snare who preceded him in death.

Gene graduated from Ada High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army where he served from 1943 - 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific - Philippines.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post #382 - Bluffton. 

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