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Peter Fast funeral service to be Sept. 1

Peter Gerhard Fast

Peter Gerhard Fast, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 2:45 p.m. in Bluffton, Ohio, after succumbing to a rare neurological disorder, known as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) or Shy-Dragers.
Mr. Fast was born on April 28, 1925, north of Chinook, Montana, but his family soon moved to Mt. Lake, Minnesota, where he grew up on the family farm. He was the youngest of nine children.

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Arrangements incomplete for Peter Fast

Peter G. Fast, 87, of Bluffton died at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Services Sunday for centenarian Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler

Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler

Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler, 100 of Bluffton died Aug. 2, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born in Lima on Dec. 20, 1911, to Alarta and Tymah Fay Roush Lutz.
She married Alfred E. Hirschler on June 30, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1972. They lived most of their married life in Springfield, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia.

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Alma Long taught school for 30 years at USV

Alma Long

Alma Maxine (Moyers) Long, 86, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 11:25 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima surrounded by her family.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1925 in Bruceton Mills, W.V. to Charles and Stella (Guthrie) Moyers, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1951 she married Urban L. Long and he survives in Ada.
Mrs. Long graduated from Bruceton Mills High School and Bridgewater College, Virginia. She began her teaching career in the last one room school in Preston County, West Virginia; in which her mother also taught.

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Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler funeral arrangements incomplete

Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler, 100, died at 12:42 p.m., Aug, 2, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Mabel L. Tabler was born in Beaverdam

Mabel L. Tabler, 88, died at 1:58 p.m., July 26, 2012, at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.
She was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Beaverdam to William and Laura Hopkins Bridges. On Oct. 26, 1941, she married Russell Tabler, who died Sept. 15, 1989.
Mrs. Tabler had been a cook at Columbus Grove schools for several years. She attended Columbus Grove Christian Church.
Survivors included two sons: Larry (Marge) Tabler, Columbus Grove, and Jerry (Jo) Tabler, Bluffton, a daughter-in-law Vicky Tabler, Elida, and 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Arthur Hilty was the fourth generation to live on his family farm

Arthur Hilty

Arthur L. Hilty, 85, of Bluffton died at 3:25 p.m. July 26, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born May 31, 1927, to Melvin and Helen Basinger Hilty who preceded him in death. In 1946 he graduated from Bluffton High School. On Oct. 26, 1947 he married Jo Ann Basinger who survives in Bluffton.
He was the fourth generation to live on the family farm where he was a dairy farmer. He also worked at Rusco in Pandora. He was a member of the Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

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Arthur Hilty funeral arrangements incomplete

Arthur L. Hilty, 85 died at 2:35 p.m. July 26, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Clyde Hartman was a Navy vet and graduate of Mt. Cory High School

Clyde Hartman

Clyde W. Hartman, 88, of Bluffton died at 6:15 p.m. July 14, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Orange Township to Wilbur and Alberta Basinger Hartman. On June 1, 1947 he married Mary Alice Ream and she survives.

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David A. Moser was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School

David A. Moser

David A. Moser, 58, of Mt. Cory died at 2:56 p.m. July 13, 2012, at Bluffton Hospital. He was born Dec. 31, 1953, in Bluffton to James A. and Mary Jane Joseph Moser who preceded him in death. On July 2, 1977 he married Linda Shepler and she survives.
Mr. Moser retired from CSX after 38 years. He was a member of the Findlay Moose, and the Eagles, American Legion and VFW, all of Columbus Grove. He was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School.

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