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March 21, 2018

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Visitation for Pauline Klingler today (Dec. 27)

A. Pauline Klingler, 90, died Dec. 23, 2017, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Pauline was born July 14, 1927, in Gilboa to the late Thomas and Ida (Lowden) Pollock.  On Nov. 3, 1946, she married A. Roy Klingler who preceded her in death on April 20, 2000.

Pauline graduated from Blanchard Township High School near Gilboa. She was a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church and Gilboa United Methodist Church.


Cheryl Wagler 1951-2017

Cheryl Wagler, 66, died Dec. 18, 2017, at 9:45 p.m. at Kindred Hospital in Lima. She was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Lima, Ohio, to Neil and Shirley (Hawk) Wagler.  

Cheryl graduated from Leipsic High School in 1969. Soon after high school, she began her career at Philips Display Components Company in Ottawa. Cheryl worked there for 30 years until they closed their doors in the early 2000’s. 


John Patterson was machinist at Gasdorf Tool, Lima

John Lewis Patterson, 54, died Dec. 18, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System.  John was born Jan. 7, 1963 in Lima to John and Barbara (Kohli) Patterson. On Aug. 27, 1982, he married Rachelle "Shelly" (Deerhake) Patterson who survives in Bluffton.

John graduated from Allen East High School and retired as a machinist at Gasdorf Tool in Lima. He was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren where he played drums in the praise and worship band.  John also sang in the Kings Glory Quartet.


Lester Brien was a tail gunner in World War II

Lester A. Brien, 92, of Bluffton formerly of Kenton, died at 9:16 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. at the Bluffton Mennonite Home.  He was born on May 4, 1925 in Marion County the son of the late Emmit and Nellie (Clinger) Brien.  On July 18, 1945, he married his wife of nearly 70 years, Vera L. Dyer and she died on May 26, 2015.

Lester is survived by his children Linda (John) Harbison of Bluffton, James Michael (Brenda) Brien of Woodville, and Timothy Arden Brien (friend Paula Wray) of Rock Island, Ill.


Craig "Chip" Brown, Jr., dies in Houcktown house fire

Craig A. "Chip" Brown, Jr., of Houcktown, died in a house fire in Houcktown on Dec. 10, 2017 along with his partner Katherine Anne "Katie" Bernot.

He was born on Dec. 26, 1992, in Findlay to Craig A. Brown, Sr. and Elizabeth Wilkins. He is survived by his father, Craig A. Brown, Sr., mother Elizabeth Wilkins both of Houcktown, two brothers: Eric (Jenna) Wilkins of Rawson, Elijah (Kassandra Girdler) Wilkins of Mt. Blanchard, two sisters: Emily (Devin) Lucius and Nicole Brown both of Findlay.


James Garmatter was a Cory-Rawson and Bluffton University grad

James “Jim” A. Garmatter, 46, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Toledo Hospital. Jim was born Oct. 11, 1971 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Marvin D. and Karen S. (Anderson) Garmatter.

He graduated from Cory-Rawson High School in 1990 where he played football, basketball and ran track. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University.

Jim married Antoinette “Anne” Sherman on Sept. 30, 1995, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria. Their family was complete after the birth of their two children, Noah and Rachel.