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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.


Edna "Peggy" LePine 1923 - 2016

Edna M. "Peggy" LePine, 93, died, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Peggy was born July 22, 1923, in Tupper Lake, New York, to Vernon and Mildred Proper who preceded her in death.

Peggy drove cars at the Toledo Auto Auction prior to retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Pam LePine of Beaverdam; a nephew and his family, Larry Jones of Syracuse, New York; and a friend, Ralph Beemer of Beaverdam.

Peggy was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Payrot.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Richard Weaver was a faculty member at Bluffton College for 39 years

John Richard Weaver (J. Richard or Dick) died Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2016,  at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio. 

Dick was born in Goshen, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1920, to Elnora (Kauffman) and John E. Weaver. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1938 as valedictorian.

He graduated from Bluffton College in 1942 with a degree in chemistry.

He entered Civilian Public Service (CPS) during World War II, serving in Sidling Hill, Pa., Ypsilanti, Mich., and La Plata, Puerto Rico. 

On June 8, 1943, he and Margaret Shelly were married. 


Billy Rowe was retired from DTR Industries

Billy G. Rowe, 72, died on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at 5:40 a.m. at his residence in Alger.

He was born on July 20, 1944, in Shelby, Ohio, to Estle and Rosie (Lillo) Rowe who preceded him in death. On Jan. 29, 1964, he married Cheryl D. Weller and she survives in Alger.

Billy previously worked at the Ohio Kentucky Manufacturing Co. in Ada. He then worked for 26 years as a carpenter for Teledyne Ohio Steel in Lima. Billy then retired after working for 13 years for DTR Industries in Bluffton. He was a graduate of Alger High School.


Visitation Tuesday for Helen Driver, 99

Helen E. Driver, 99, died at 2:35 a.m., Aug. 14, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital.

Helen was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Allen County to Russell and Edith (Brenneman) Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1940, she married Marion J. Driver who died on Sept. 22, 1997.


Sandra Webb 1953 - 2016

Sandra J. Webb, 62, died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 8:09 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Richard Lester and Goldie (Moore) Moore who preceded her in death. On June 20, 1970, she married Kenneth E. Webb and he survives in Lima.

Sandra was a homemaker and she previously worked at Rudolph Foods Co. in Westminster.