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Margaret "Peg" Dukes, 1933-2013

Margaret “Peg” J. Dukes, 79, of Pandora, died in her home on April 23, 2013. She was born June 25, 1933, in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Daniel and Edna (Boalo) Fox. She married Richard D. Dukes on Nov. 21, 1954, who survives in Pandora.

She was a homemaker and a life-long member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years.

Survivors include a son Richard L. (Donna) Dukes; daughters Beth (John) Lee, Dana Dukes-Norton (Brian), all of Pandora; and Judy Dukes, of Leipsic.


Joan Bemiller, 1940-2013

Joan L. Bemiller, 72, died at her home in Bluffton,on Monday, April 22, 2013. She had lived in Mansfield for over 47 years and recently moved to Bluffton.


Glen Blosser served on Van Buren Township trustees for 28 years

Glenn M. Blosser, 87, of Bluffton died at 1:30 a.m., April 22, 2013 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in New Stark to Paul and Grace Hostetler Blosser. On March 19, 1955, he married Mary Rich and she survives.


John Sheidler was a Pandora High School graduate

John W. Sheidler, 92, died at 11:50 p.m. April 20, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  He was born July 22, 1920, in Pandora to the late Ray and Pansy (Miller) Sheidler.  He married Eileen Baker and she preceded him in death.  He later married Marilyn Waltz Shoemaker and she survives in Pandora.

John was a farmer.  He was a member of the Pandora United Methodist Church.  He e was a graduate of Pandora High School.


Charles H. Kinsinger was a retired Bluffton businessman

Charles H. Kinsinger, 92, of Pandora, died at 3:30 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home on April 19, 2013. He was born on Dec. 15, 1920, in Pandora to John and Fatima (Steiner) Kinsinger.  On Nov. 30, 1944 he married Treva J. Stauffer of Lima.  She survives in Pandora.


Harold Spallinger was retired from General Dynamics


Harold W. Spallinger, 86, of Pandora died at 3:20 p.m. April 12, 2013 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

He was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Toledo to Hiram and Gladys Irene Doty Spallinger.  On Oct. 14, 1949, he married Rosalie Clifton and she survives. 

Mr. Spallinger retired from General Dynamics, Lima.  


Mary Jane Lugibihl started Harlan's Bar-B-Q and Catering with her husband

Mary Jane (Carr) Lugibihl, 96, of Pandora, died at 12:02 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, on April 14, 2013. She was born on April 7, 1917, at the family’s “Hickory Farm” near Bluffton, to William G. and Eva M. (Deitler) Carr. She attended grade school at the Hickory One-Room Country School and graduated from Pandora High School where she excelled as a member of the women’s basketball team.

On July 5, 1952, she married Harlan E. Lugibihl who preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1992.


Clyde Augsburger was a lifelong farmer

Clyde W. Augsburger, 84, of Bluffton died April 8, 2013, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, surrounded by family.

Mr. Augsburger was born in Bluffton on Oct. 2, 1928, to the late Omar and Fannie (Frankhauser) Augsburger. On July 11, 1948, he married Donna McCullough and she survives.

He grew up in the Pandora and Bluffton areas, attending the Stratton one-room schoolhouse on the Ewing farm his first and second grades in school. When he graduated from Pandora High School in 1946 he began a lifelong career as a farmer.


Frederick Farling was a 1945 Rawson High School graduate

Frederick “Fritz” D. Farling, 86, died at 5:40 p.m. April 1, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Toledo to the late George and Mae (Porter) Farling. 

On Jan. 2, 1948 he married Betty J. Geiger and she died April 12, 2003.

Mr. Farlling retired from Ex-Cello Corporation, Bluffton, and had also worked at Rusco Corporation, Pandora. He was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, the Eagles, Lima and the Moose Club, Findlay. He was a 1945 graduate of Rawson High School.


Janet E. Wagner, 1921-2013

Janet Elizabeth Wagner, 92,  formerly of Upper Sandusky died Sat March 30, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Bluffton. She was born March 5, 1921, to the late Fred W. and Cleo (Bardon) Moser. She married Austin Wagner on April 7, 1946, and he died June 21, 1991.