December 21, 2014


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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.


Carol Doss 1941-2014

L. Carol Doss, 73, of Bluffton died Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:45 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  She was born June 28, 1941, in Sullivan, Mo, to Tracy and Elvie (Ridenour) Hardecke who preceded her in death. On Nov. 1, 1958 she married Kenneth  Doss Jr. and he survives.


Services on Saturday for Mary Emma Triplett, community leader

Bluffton community leader, Mary Emma Triplett, died, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. She was preceeded in death by her 
husband, William R. (Ropp) Triplett.

Mrs. Triplett was born on Oct. 2, 1922, to Joseph and Hettie Cassel of Fairview Village, Pa. She joined the U.S. Army 
Nursing Corps soon after graduation from the University of Cincinnati Nursing School with a nursing degree and RN 

She and Ropp were married on Sept. 1, 1946, after both having received honorable discharge 
from the army. 


Wesley Yoakam was a 1969 Bluffton College graduate

Wesley Eugene Yoakam, 67 of Bluffton, died at 7:40 a.m. Sept. 29, 2014 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. He was born  March 26, 1947, in Bluffton to Doyt A. and Leah Pauline Clum Yoakam who preceded him in death.

Mr. Yoakam was a 1965 graduate of LaFayette-Jackson High School. He was the class valedictorian. He then attended Bluffton College and graduated in 1969 with a B.S. in English Education.


Ruth Hartzler volunteers with several Mennonite church agencies

Ruth Soldner Hartzler died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

She was born May 11, 1922, in Berne, Indiana, to Dr. T. H. and Meta (Neuenschwander) Soldner. She on March 2, 1946 married Ellwyn Hartzler, who died Oct. 20, 2000.