Memorial service Saturday at First Mennonite Church
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 27, 2016 - 3:01pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 19, 2016 - 2:22pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 18, 2016 - 5:43pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 15, 2016 - 6:04am
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 8, 2016 - 3:39pm
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.