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Obituaries

Virginia Augsburger funeral arrangements incomplete

Virginia G. Augsburger, 93 pdied Jan. 31, 2017, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Mary Kathryn Niswander funeral arrangements incomplete

Mary Kathryn Niswander, 98, of Bluffton died Jan. 30, 2017, at Willow Ridge – Frieda House in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Doris Conrad was active in Red Cross; started and managed hospital gift shop

Doris Dorothea Conrad, 91, died Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:50 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.  Doris was born Oct. 16, 1925 in New Bremen to the late Ralph and Lillian (Lent) Dunifon.  On Dec. 4, 1962, she married Herbert Conrad who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2008.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Doris Conrad

Doris D. Conrad, 91 died Jan. 26, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Dorothy Colene Wetherill 1929-2017

Dorothy Colene Wetherill age 87, of Forest died in Bridge Hospice Care Center at Blanchard Valley Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

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Marvin Reigle was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Marvin L. Reigle, 85, died Jan. 25, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Marvin was born May 10, 1931, in Beaverdam, Ohio, to the late Marvin and Edna (Hermon) Reigle. On Feb. 4, 1955, he married Marilyn Auchmuty Reigle who survives.

Marvin was a carpenter and had worked for Steiner & Reichenbach Lumber in Bluffton. He was an active member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Marvin was an avid wood worker, enjoyed camping, fishing, attending tractor shows and spending time with his family. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.

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Ruth Widermuth worked at Lima Locomotive Works; retired from Triplett

Ruth Elizabeth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. Ruth was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Emmer and Florence (Cool) Bridges.  On Oct. 28, 1945, she married Norbert Wildermuth who preceded her in death on March 16, 1996.

She was a 1943 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School.  Ruth had worked at the City Loan and Lima Locomotive Works both in Lima.  She later retired from Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. 

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Jeff Bridgewater 1969 - 2017

Jeffrey Bridgewater, 47, died Jan. 20, 2017, at his residence. Jeff was born Nov. 20, 1969, in Lima, to David and Lynn (Flarida) Bridgewater. 

Jeff was an over the road truck driver for Nash-Finch Trucking. 

Survivors include two children, Joshua and Bre Bridgewater both of Bluffton; an aunt, Maggie Forward of Bluffton; his father, David Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; his mother, Lynn Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; and a brother Joe (Ann) Bridgewater of Loves Park, Illinois. 

There will be no services or visitation.

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Funeral arrangement incomplete for Ruth Wildermuth

Ruth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017 at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Helen Winkler funeral service on Friday

Helen May Winkler, 90, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Helen was born May 18, 1926, in New Stark to the late Elmer and Mary (Richards) Agin.  On June 21, 1947, she married Kenneth Winkler who preceded her in death on April 20, 1988.

Helen was a homemaker and had worked as a secretary at Superior Coach in Lima.  She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Helen was a member of GAB and Century Circle.  She enjoyed crafting, floral arranging, reading and talking and spending time with family and friends.  Helen graduated from Ada High School.

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