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October 21, 2017

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Lawrence Amstutz was a graduate of Pandora High School

Lawrence Amstutz Jr., 87, of Pandora died 12:35 p.m., Aug.13, 2015, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Lawrence was born July 11, 1928, in Pandora to the late Lawrence and Verna Miller Amstutz.  On Dec. 9, 1960 he married Betty Dew at the Grace Methodist Church, Lima, and she survives. 

Lawrence retired from the Ford Engine Plant, Lima.  He was a member of the Pandora United Methodist Church. Lawrence was a graduate of Pandora High School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. 


Jerry Joseph was a former DTR Industries associate

Gerald L. “Jerry” Joseph, 64, died on Friday, Aug. 7, at 3:34 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1950 in Lima, Ohio, to John “Buck” Joseph, Jr. and Goldie (Courtright) Breece. His father survives in Arizona. His mother is deceased and dad, Robert (Vicki) Breece survives in Lakeview. On May 20, 1996, he married Kathy L. Mann and she survives in Harrod.

Jerry retired as an electrician from Continental Plastics, Lima, and DTR Manufacturing, Bluffton. He was a member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge #1533.


Robert "Bob" Strohl 1958-2015

Robert "Bob" Phillip Strohl, 57, died Aug. 7, 2015 at his residence. Robert was born May 4, 1958, in Hammond, Ind., to Phillip and Donna (Austgen) Strohl.

Bob had worked as a construction worker.  


Irene Hamman funeral arrangements incomplete

J. Irene Hamman, 94, died Aug, 6, 2015 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Kaye Elwood was a member of County Line Church of the Brethren

Kaye E. Elwood, 79, died August 5, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 

Kaye was born May 11, 1936, in Columbus Grove to Richard and M. Virginia (Lora) Staley who preceded her in death. On Feb. 23, 1957, she married Herbert Elwood and he survives.

Kaye had worked at Stratton Greenhouse, Bluffton. She was a member of County Line Church of the Brethren, Ada. 


Kelly Birchnaugh was a U.S. Army veteran

Kelly E. Birchnaugh, 65, died Aug. 1, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at his residence. Kelly was born May 13, 1950, in Bluffton to Joseph and Evelyn (Petty) Birchnaugh who preceded him in death. On July 11, 1986, he married Debra Dray Birchnaugh and she survives.

Kelly was a heavy equipment operator for Gerken Materials, Bluffton. He was a U.S. Army veteran. 


Karen Sue "Susie" Herr 1960-2015

Karen Sue (Susie) Herr, 54, died at 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Richland Manor nursing home in Bluffton.

Susie was born on Dec. 11, 1960, in Bluffton, to Donald and Mary Ann (Basinger) Herr who survive. She is survived by her sister Terry Numbers of Ada and brothers Bob (Sharon) Herr of Cairo, Mardy (Lisa) Herr of Bluffton, Jim (Robin) Herr of Bluffton, and Jeremy (Tracie) Herr of McComb. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


Almira Downey was a Beaverdam HS and Ohio Northern University graduate

Almira M. (Moser) Downey, 85, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby, Ohio. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Beaverdam to the late Clair and Olof (Karrick) Moser.  On May 28, 1959, she married Russell E. Downey who preceded her in death on June 21, 1990.


"Mike" Laudick 1924-2015

Mervin “Mike” Laudick, 91, of Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Delphos, died on Thursday July 30, 2015, at The Bridge at Rockwood in Rockwood, Tenn.

He was born June 19, 1924, at home in Delphos, to Alfred David and Adelyn Catherine (Reindel) Laudick. Who both preceded him in death. He married Patricia Adams on May 20, 1950; Patricia preceded him in death on April 28, 2003.


Dorothy Gay 1934-2015

Dorothy Lou Gay, 81, died July 30, 2015 at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Dorothy was born July 14, 1934, in Michigan to Allery  and Vera (Verbicht) Rice who preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1956 she married James Gay who preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.
Dorothy had been a homemaker.

Survivors include a son James (Lorraine) Gay of Beaverdam; three daughters Vera (Anthony) Vernell of Delaware, Ohio, Jennifer  (David) Deeds of Lima, Nancy (Steve) Schramm of Beaverdam; 18 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.