April 23, 2014

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Paul King 1929-2013

John King provided the following death notice:

Paul M. King of Bluffton, died on Feb. 13, 2013, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

He was born to Jay and Lulu King on April 17, 1929, in Ohio. He served in the Air Force and was stationed in Denver, Colo., and Anchorage, Ak. He graduated from Bluffton College with a degree in business. He met his wife, Lois (Marquart), at Bluffton and they had three children.

He was an agent and district manager for Nationwide Insurance and later became director of development at Bluffton University.


Kyle Trentman, 1994-2013

Kyle E. Trentman, 19, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic. He was born April 17, 1994, in Lima to Scott Trentman and Jennifer Bowers. 


Harold Henry was a retiree from Bluffton's Excello

Harold W. Henry, 75, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 5 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1937 in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Leonard H. and Flossie L. (Hartman) Henry. On June 2, 1957 he married Clarice M. Jump who survives in Ada.

Mr. Henry was a 1955 graduate of Ada High School. He was a lifelong member of the Bethel Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer, co-owner of the B&H Garage and the Sohio Station in Ada and he previously worked at Excello in Bluffton.


Celebration of Life for Michael Augsburger Nov. 16

A Celebration of Life Service has been scheduled for Michael K. Augsburger to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton. 

The family will receive friends following the service until 4:30 p.m. at the town hall where light refreshments and desserts will be provided. 

Arrangements have been entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Doris Bucher was a Triplett Corp. retiree

Doris J. Bucher, 81 died Nov. 8, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Benton Ridge to the late Clifford and Lois (Reiter) Niswander. On October 3, 1954 she married Charles Bucher and he died August 2, 2005.

She retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She was a member of English Lutheran Church, Bluffton. She was a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School.


Michael Augsburger 1954-2013

Michael K. Augsburger, 59 died Nov. 5, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born Oct.16, 1954 in Bluffton to Donivan and Peggy (Eckenwiler) Augsburger. He married Paula Pursell and they were later divorced.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton. He was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bluffton.  

Survivors include a daughter Kim (Sean) Stevenson of Pandora; his mother Peggy Augsburger of Bluffton; and two brothers Jeffrey Augsburger of Bluffton and Mark (Denise) Augsburger of Novi, Michigan.


Sharon Bishop was a 1962 Bluffton High School graduate

Sharon Bishop, 69, of Findlay, died at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 4, 1944 in Bluffton, to the late Oliver and Helen M. Steiner. On Aug. 31, 1968 she married Charles Bishop and he survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Amy of Columbus, a son Stephen, a daughter-in-law Katie, and granddaughter Layla, all of Bloomington, Ind. She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew, a brother, David "Pete" Steiner, and stepfather, Cleon A. Steiner.


Sandra J. Urban 1934-2013


Sandra J. Urban, 79, of Bluffton, died 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born on Sept. 16, 1934, in Bluffton, to the late Era E. and Max E. (Huffman) Urban.

She was retired from Franklin Office Products. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack G. Urban and her sister, Shirley L. Bowman.

All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. 


Lanelle Augsburger was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Lanelle Augsburger, 76, of Lima, died at 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Ada, Ok., to John and Louise Kuykendall Manahan who preceded her in death. On Jan. 24, 1959, she married Dwain Augsburger and he survives.

She worked at Ex-Cell-O Corp., Bluffton.  She was a member of Rockport United Methodist Church and the Lima Senior Citizens. She was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.


Lowell Amstutz funeral service Nov. 4

Lowell Keith Amstutz, 81, Bluffton, died Oct. 31, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital at 6:45 p.m.  

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Colleen (Cummins) Amstutz as well as his brothers James (Sue Ellen) Amstutz and Marlin (Gloria) Amstutz.

Along with his wife and brothers, he is survived by seven children: Diana Amstutz, Findlay, Cheryl (Roger) Watkins, Brownsmills, New Jersey, Kim (John) Thomas, Freesoil, Mich., Robin (Mike) Hicks, Bluffton, Mark (Lorie) Amstutz, Findlay, Michael (Kathie) Amstutz, Bluffton, and Steven (Elaine) Amstutz, Columbus Grove.