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Mary Ann Augsburger funeral arrangements incomplete

Mary Ann Augsburger, 69, died Nov. 30, 2016, at her residence in rural Pandora.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Leonard Lee Peterman was a 1976 Cory-Rawson HS graduate

Leonard Lee Peterman, 58, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his home.

Leonard was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Columbia, S.C. to the late William Harold and Betty Jean (Bruce) Peterman. On Aug. 2, 2003 he married Cheryl Lynn (Cramer) Peterman who survives in Lima. 

Leonard was a 1976 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He worked as a HVAC Technician and Service Manager for R. A. Flynn and Son. Leonard had previously worked for Coca Cola and Pepsi. He was a member of the Lima Scubanauts.


Ruth Rader-Schumacher 1923 - 2016

Ruth J. Rader-Schumacher, 93, died Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:40 a.m. at Heritage Manor, Findlay.  Ruth was born Feb. 7, 1923 in Mt. Blanchard to the late Wilson and Mary (Kempf) Bergman. On Dec. 3, 1939, she married Walter Rader who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1985.  She later married Clyde Schumacher on Jan. 16, 1988 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2009.

Ruth was a homemaker and had been a baker at Bluffton College.  She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ.


Mary Ann Kooker taught private piano lessons in Bluffton

Mary Ann Kooker, 86, died Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:52 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mary Ann was born June 1, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late Harvey and Alma (Hostetler) Nunnemaker.  On June 30, 1951, she married Clarence Kooker who preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.


Charles Montgomery was a life-long farmer

WW II veteran and graduate of Bluffton High School

Charles "Chuck" W. Montgomery, 94, died Nov. 23, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Charles and Lenore (Stouffer) Montgomery. On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Marjorie Reams Montgomery who survives.

After graduating from Bluffton High School, Charles became a life-long farmer. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, bird watching, gardening, nature, reading and studying the universe.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving in World War II.


Linda Killen 1952 - 2016

Linda Susan Killen, 64, died at 5:42 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at her home in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

She was born on June 28, 1952, in Lima, Ohio, to Robert and Elsie E. (Conn) Killen. They both preceded her in death.

Linda is survived by her daughter:  Elisha (Ben) Reineke of Bluffton; three grandchildren:  Delaney, Brock and Joscelin; three sisters:  Dr. Joyce (Wahid) Killen Shah of Temecula, Calif., Aileen Moening of Columbus Grove, Ohio and Kathleen (Stephen) Kirwen of Perrysburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her sister: Carol Killen.


Treva Dillman was a charter member of the Progressive Mothers' Club

Treva Dillman Suter, 97, died November 19, 2016 at Bluffton Hospital. She was born November 27, 1918 in Pandora to Willis and Martha (Amstutz) Basinger. On July 5, 1938, she married Donald D. Dillman, who died February 24, 1975.  On May 11, 1985 she married James R. Suter, who died January 24, 2014.


Milton Schutz was a past member of P-G school board and Riley Township trustees

Milton Weida Schutz, 92, died Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:13 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Milton was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Pandora to Hiram and Lucille (Weida) Schutz who preceded him in death. On Sept. 22, 1962, he married Barbara Stedke Schutz who survives in Pandora.


Doris Hamman was a retired nurse

Doris Gene Hamman, 93, died Nov. 9, 2016, at Willow Ridge-Frieda House of Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton. 

Doris was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Allen County to the late Calvin and Huldah (Badertscher) Garmatter. On April 4, 1948, in Torre Pellice, Italy, she married Robert C. Hamman and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2002.


Wayne E. Marquart, retired farmer, was a 1953 Cory-Rawson HS graduate

Retired Eagle Township farmer, Wayne E. Marquart, died at 2:03 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Wayne was born Dec. 18, 1934 near Jenera, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Leona (Benner) Marquart. He married Barbara Grose on Feb. 20, 1955.

Wayne and Barbara lived in Schwabach/Nuremburg, Germany, in 1956 and 1957
where he was stationed with the 56th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, US Army.