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Chauncey Basinger was retired from Bluffton Ex-Cell-O

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.


Funeral service for Albert Ingalls, retired Bluffton restaurant owner, Tuesday

Was on CNB board for over 40 years

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. 


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.