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Gregg Luginbuhl was professor of art for 30 years at Bluffton University

Memorial service Saturday at First Mennonite Church

Gregg J. Luginbuhl, 67, of Bluffton died the morning of Sept. 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice in Lima, Ohio. He was born Jan. 20, 1949, in Bluffton to Darvin and Evelyn (Johnson) Luginbuhl. On Nov. 3, 1977, he married Karen Nelson and she survives. 

Gregg was professor of art and chair of the art department at Bluffton University for 30 years before his retirement in 2014 when he was named professor emeritus. Prior to coming to Bluffton, Gregg taught at the University of Findlay for eight years.  


Gregg Luginbuhl funeral service details incomplete

Gregg J. Luginbuhl, 67, died  Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice Center, Lima. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Ruthella Baier worked at Triplett Corp.

Ruthella (Romick) Baier, 84, of Lima and formerly of Ada, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on May 20, 1932, the daughter of Arlie and Esta (Van Houten) Romick who preceded her in death.


Chauncey Basinger was retired from Bluffton Ex-Cell-O

Chauncey Gilbert Basinger, 90, died Sept. 19, 2016 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Chauncey was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Allen County, Ohio to the late Millard and Sylvia (Spallinger) Basinger. On Nov. 6, 1949, he married Miriam Anderson Basinger who preceded him in death on June 8, 2010.

Chauncey retired from Ex-Cello Corporation in Bluffton.  He was a member of the Columbus Grove United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post in Columbus Grove and the Columbus Grove Lions Club.  Chauncey was an Army veteran serving in World War II.


Funeral service for Albert Ingalls, retired Bluffton restaurant owner, Tuesday

Was on CNB board for over 40 years

Albert Ellis Ingalls, 91, died Sept. 17, 2016, at 1:38 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital.  Al was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Morris and Clara (Conrad) Ingalls.  On April 7, 1945, he married Mildred (Campbell) Ingalls who preceded him in death on July 14, 2011.

Al graduated from Bluffton High School and then served in the U.S. Navy.  After returning from his service in the Navy, Al purchased the Pine Restaurant in Bluffton with Don Martz.  He later built and started Ingalls Restaurant in Bluffton which he owned and operated with his wife and family for 36 years. 


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Albert Ingalls

Albert Ingalls, 91 died Sept. 17, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Erika Zimmerman 1938 - 2016

Erika Zimmerman, 78, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, died on Sept. 11, 2016. She was born on May 31, 1938, in East Prussia, Germany, to Heinrich and Johanna (Froehner) Tetzlaff.

Erika immigrated to the U.S. in1952 after World War II and her family settled in Minneapolis. While she attended Ft. Wayne Bible College, she met her husband Dr. Donald “Don” L. Zimmerman, they eventually married on June 8, 1963, in Bluffton.


100-year-old Albert Bauman was retired farmer and school bus driver

Albert F. Bauman, 100, died Sept. 7, 2016, at 10:56 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

Albert was born Sept. 17, 1915 in Union Township, Hancock County, Ohio, to the late Reuben and Lina (Klammer) Bauman.  On Nov. 10, 1940 he married Geneva King Bauman who preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2003.

Albert was a farmer and drove school bus for Mt. Cory for many years. He was a member of Mt. Cory United Methodist Church, Hancock County Farm Bureau and was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.


Funeral services incomplete for Albert Bauman

Albert F. Bauman, 100 died Sep, 7, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Marilyn Porzelius 1933 - 2016

Marilyn E. Porzelius, 83, of Chenoa, Ill., formerly of Gridley, died at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Center, rural Chenoa.

She was born March 10, 1933, in Amity Township, Livingston County. She married Fredrick J. Porzelius on July 24, 1954, at Salem Church, rural Gridley. He died on Dec. 9, 2014.