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Marion E. "Sam" Shields was a Bluffton resident

Marion E. "Sam" Shields, 87, of Bluffton, Ohio, formerly of Ida, Mich., died December 26, 2012.

Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a Fireman's Last Call Service that evening.

He will lie in state at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, Mich., Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m.. Pastor Ted Kerr will officiate.

Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Mich.. Graveside services will be under the auspices of the Lynn C. Weeman American Legion Post 514.


Kathryn L. Huston Rosenberger was a cook at Cory-Rawson schools

Kathryn L. (Patterson) Huston Rosenberger, 85 of Mt. Cory passed away at 11:50 p.m.  Dec. 29, 2012 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. 

She was born May 31, 1927 in Leipsic to the late Ray and Alma (Osenbaugh) Peterson.  On June 12, 1946 she married Lloyd E. Huston and he died November 8, 1994.  She then married William Rosenberger August 10, 2003 and he died in December, 2008.


Milford Franklin Brunk 1922-2012

Milford Franklin Brunk, 90, of Bluffton, Ohio, died Dec. 5, 2012.  He was born June 9, 1922, in Biglerville, Pa., to Christian and Jeannette Leakey Brunk. He was the oldest of six siblings. He married Beatrice Hartman on June 19, 1948, in Wissemborg, France, during the last year of a two-year term with Mennonite Central Committee where he was part of a post-war reconstruction unit.  They had three children: one son, Rene’, and two daughters, Susie and Jeannette.


Carolyn Courtney worked in Ex-Cell-O paint shopw

Carolyn J. Courtney, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at 5:54 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born on April 2, 1940 in McGuffey, Ohio to Adam Francis and Doris (Baughman) Edens, and they preceded her in death. She married Jack Courtney and they are divorced.

Carolyn worked for 10 years in the Paint Shop at Ex-Cell-O Corp in Bluffton. She was a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church. She was a graduate of Ada High School in 1958 and attended UNOH for Medical Office Mangement until she needed to quit for health reasons.


Rev. George Klinefelter had served as pastor of Emmanuel UCC

Rev. George H. Klinefelter, former pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton, died on Friday, Dec. 21, at the home of his son, Philip.

Born Jan 27, 1919, in Zelienople, Pa., he graduated from Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio in 1940 where he met his future wife Josephine Niswander. After he graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pa. in 1943 they were married. They went on to serve in Mechanicsburg and Northampton, Pa., from 1943-1957. Then in Middletown, Md., from 1957 to 1972, Wooster, Ohio, from 1972-1978. 


Dale Albright was retired personnel manager at Ex-Cell-O

Dale E. Albright, 87, died at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born March 15, 1925, in Convoy to the late Eli and Minnie (Upp) Albright. 


Wilma Lehman worked at Triplett Corp., was a BHS grad

Wilma M. Lehman, 91, died at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. She was born July 15, 1921, in Bluffton to the late Peter and Eunice (Burkholder) Lehman. 

Wilma had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton, and had also been a seamstress.  She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

Survivors include a brother Wade (Ladonna) Lehman of Columbus Grove and three sisters Wanda (Charles) Lyman of Denver, Colo., Lois Lyman of Kernersville, N.C. and Marjorie (Donald) Lyman of North Franklin, Conn.


Dale Albright funeral arrangements incomplete

Dale E. Albright, 87 died at 8:30 P.M. Dec. 20, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Richard Minck was a Bluffton High School and Bluffton College graduate

Bluffton native, Richard Minck, most recently of Clearwater, Fla., died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born Sept. 14, 1928, to Harry and Mabel Minck.

He grew up in Bluffton, graduated from Bluffton High School in 1946 and from Bluffton College. He attended Ohio State University.

He married Helen James. Together, they were philanthropists, particularly interested in music (the Florida Orchestra) and the arts (St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts and the Dali Museum).


Wilma Lehman funeral arrangements pending

Wilma M. Lehman, 91 died at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012 at Richland Manor Nursing Home.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.