Obituaries

Posted on March 2, 2015

Fay Bertsch, 70

Faythe (Fay) Ellyn Bertsch of Rockingham County, Va., passed away Feb. 22, 2015 at Sentara RMH Medical Center after a long battle against cancer. She was 70. Fay was the daughter of the late Arthur and Merle Vranek....

Posted on February 28, 2015

Richard P. Kauffman, 63

Richard P. Kauffman, 63, of Bluffton, passed away at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Richard was born July 28, 1951, in Bluffton to Verlin D. and Julia E. Zink Kauffman. On Oct....

Posted on February 28, 2015

Larry Earhart, 68

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Larry Earhart, 68, of Bluffton, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Signature Health Care – Meadowvale in Bluffton.

Posted on February 27, 2015

James W. Mobley, 73

James W. Mobley, 73, Ossian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Alabama to James R. Mobley and Mary Alpha Stultz; his mother survives in Dearborn...

Posted on February 27, 2015

Erma P Genth, 96

Erma P. Genth, 96, of Mason City, Iowa, and formerly of Yoder, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living. Erma was born June 21, 1918, in Wells County, the daughter of William and Ida Graft Trenary....

Posted on February 25, 2015

Virginia Hare, 90

Virginia M. Hare, 90, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Monroe, Wisc., to the late Robert and Mabel Ringhand Braun. She retired from Beloit Corp. after 28 years. She was...

Posted on February 25, 2015

Jane A. Case, 66

Jane A. (Lautzenheiser) Case, 66 of Bluffton, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Jane was born on August 4, 1948 in Bluffton to William N. & Rose A. (Wahman)...

Posted on February 25, 2015

Betty Saxton, 95

Betty Ann (Mounsey) Saxton, 95, stepped into the presence of Jesus her Savior, early Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Anne Home. Born April 11, 1919, at home in Poneto, she was the daughter of Charles S. Mounsey...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Ruth H. Reinhard, 79

Ruth H. Reinhard, 79, of  Bluffton, passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Ruth was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Herbert W. Stoller and Leah Laukhuf Stoller, the youngest of eight...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Phyllis I. Carter, 92

Phyllis Irene Carter, 92, of Warsaw and with family in Bluffton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Miller’s Merry Manor Assisted Living, Warsaw. On March 15, 1922, she was born in Warsaw, to Cecil and Anna Blanche...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Walter E. VanBetuw, 58

Walter E. VanBetuw, 58, the husband of a former Bluffton resident, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. His wife is Cathy Geels, formerly of Bluffton; she survives. Mr. VanBetuw was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Jakarta,...

Posted on February 23, 2015

Thomas ‘Tom’ Skurner, 85

Thomas B. “Tom” Skurner, 85, of Bluffton, passed away at River Terrace Estates at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Tom was born March 9, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa., to John and Katherine (Lison) Skurner. On Dec. 6,...

Posted on February 23, 2015

Margarito Pecheco, 68

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Margarito Pecheco, 68, who died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Posted on February 23, 2015

Ruth H. Reinhard, 79

Arrangements are pending at the Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Ruth H. Reinhard, 79, who died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Posted on February 21, 2015

Owen William-Anthony Collins, 3

Owen William-Anthony Collins, 3, of Bluffton, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 18, 2015, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 2011, to Tyler Lee Collins and Breanna Joy Arnold; they survive in Bluffton. Owen loved...

Posted on February 21, 2015

Virginia Lee ‘Jinny’ Wood, 85

Virginia “Jinny” Lee Wood, 85, of Celina, Ohio, formerly of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community in St. Marys, Ohio. She was born...

Posted on February 21, 2015

Helen A. Jaskie, 84

Helen A. (Ott) Jaskie, 84, of Bluffton, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation in Markle. Helen was born in Wausau, Wisc., Nov. 19, 1930, to Walter and Anna Butenhoff...

Posted on February 19, 2015

Mary E. Thompson, 85

Mary E. Thompson, 85, of Bluffton passed away at 5:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Mary was a homemaker. She had attended Sonlight Wesleyan Church in Bluffton. Mary...

Posted on February 19, 2015

Thomas Skurner, 85

Arrangements are pending for Thomas Skurner, 85, of Bluffton, who died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at River Terrace Estates.

Posted on February 19, 2015

Rex A. Kreigh, 70

Rex A. Kreigh, 70, of Bluffton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at home following a seven-month battle with cancer. He was born in Allen County to J. Roger “Dodge” Kreigh and Alma Lucille (Mackey) Kreigh March...

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